Time for a New Mattress? Why You Should Let Science Match Your Body to the Right Bed

When it comes to mattresses there are no 'one-size-fits-all', science takes the confusion out of choosing your new mattress.

Would you purchase a pair of shoes that didn't fit you properly? Probably not. For starters, wearing the wrong size shoe would cause your feet pain and discomfort and wouldn't provide you with the right level of support. You might have fallen arches or wide feet, in which case you would need special shoes that help ease these conditions. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' shoe—the same can be said about your bed.

Why you need to let science match your body to the right bed

Everybody's body is different and requires varying levels of support. There are numerous factors to take into consideration when choosing the right bed such as age, height, and preferred sleeping position. While comfort is important in choosing a mattress, going by 'feel' alone isn't the most accurate method. The main problem is when most people try out a mattress in-store, they're awake and their muscles aren't fully relaxed. When you sleep, the muscles in your body relax completely and your body requires a greater level of comfort and support. The mattress that you try in-store may feel comfortable while you're awake but may not actually be the right fit for your body type; the right mattress should not only feel comfortable, it should also conform to and support your body while you sleep ensuring that your spinal column and muscles receive the optimal level of comfort and support. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can result in waking up with aches and pains, and contribute to bigger health issues over time.

What is bedMATCH® technology?

bedMATCH® is a patented diagnostic system that was designed to match you to the mattress best suited for your body type and take the guesswork out of buying the right bed. The bedMATCH® test bed has a built-in computer system and sensors that run over 1000 scientific calculations and 18 statistical body measurements that measure your height, the width of your shoulders, hips and waist. The system utilises the data and determines your correct level of postural support and matches you to the right type of mattress.

How does bedMATCH® work?

Getting your bedMATCH® profile is a lot easier and quicker than you may think. Here's a breakdown of the bedMATCH® process:

1. Create your profile

Answer a few simple questions about your sleep preferences.

2. bedMATCH analysis
When you lie down on the bedMATCH test bed for three minutes, bedMATCH will utilise statistical measurements and over 1,000 scientific calculations to determine your correct level of postural support.

3. Mattress recommendations

bedMATCH® provides color-coded recommendations for proper postural support and identifies every mattress on the retail floor that fits your profile.

4. Choose your mattress

Once you've finished your bedMATCH® test you receive a printout of your results and a detailed summary of which mattresses are suitable for your body based on system's scientific recommendations. Using bedMATCH recommendations as a guide, lie down on each of the recommended mattress models and choose the one that provides your preferred level of comfort and pressure relief.

How you can get your bedMATCH® profile

Simply, head into your nearest Forty Winks store today. Our knowledgeable and trained staff will be able to guide you through the process and help you find the bed that's perfect for your body. You can also book a bedMATCH® profile test in advance by contacting your nearest Forty Winks store.