Mattress Types and Materials

Memory Foam

First used by NASA to relieve the strong G-Forces experienced by astronauts during lift-off, memory foam is a unique cushioning material that responds to your body shape, gently cushioning the body's contours to deliver a more relaxing, restful sleeping profile. Mattress owners have been known to compare this feeling of comfort to a 'floating' sensation.

The cellular structure of memory foam is extremely dense. The memory foam cells are spherical in shape and are temperature sensitive so they react to your body's shape, weight, and heat. Since the memory foam moulds itself to you, there is no need to toss and turn when falling asleep because "every position feels as if you're sleeping on a cloud."

Already used in the medical and healthcare sectors, visco elastic mattresses work by distributing bodyweight more evenly than any traditional mattress, thus reducing pressure build-up which can lead to neck, back and joint discomfort developing during sleep. The more discomfort that develops during sleep, the more tossing and turning you'll experience, interrupting those vital periods of deep delta sleep and leaving you feeling dull and jaded in the morning.

By relieving this pressure build-up, a memory foam mattresses reduces and helps prevent a range of aches and pains including back pain, aching joints, sciatic pain, arthritis, rheumatism, circulatory problems and neck pain.

Combination (Spring & Foam)

Combination mattresses merge visco memory foam with pocket springs, continuous spring or coil springs. This type of mattress offers the cocooning properties of memory foam and firmer and more traditional support from the spring system.

Natural Latex

A premium quality material derived from the sap of the rubber tree. It has a distinctive, resilient feel, is very durable and has anti-microbial properties that offer benefits to many allergy sufferers.

Latex foam has natural elasticity and recovers its shape immediately when pressure is removed.

It also has very good point elasticity resulting in even distribution of pressure for independent support.

Reflex Foam

Reflex foam is used as cheaper alternative to memory foam mattresses. They can provide similar support to visco products and are silent without springs.


Air mattresses are constructed either of large air chambers, or honeycomb effect air chambers. These are made of thick plastic fabric and normally topped with velour or other long lasting textiles. The mattresses are not permanent sleepers and are generally used for short-term guest beds.

Coil Sprung

Coil Sprung is the traditional type of spring found in most mattresses. These are coiled wires that are linked together in a metal net frame. These springs are also called Bonnell Sprung.

Pocket Sprung


Individual springs enclosed in separate flexible fabric pockets. The pockets are attached to adjacent pockets. This allows independent movement of each spring creating a more responsive feel.

Continuous Spring

Coil springs linked together in one chain instead of the standard metal criss-cross metal connection.

Convoluted Foam

Convoluted foam is used as cheaper alternative to memory foam mattresses. They can provide similar support to visco products and are silent without springs.


Miragel® is the latest and most exciting development in sleeping technology. Its 3D properties gently adapt to your body movements throughout the night providing the ultimate in comfort and support. The added flexibility of seasonal sleeping sides - cool side for summer and a warm side for winter brings a whole new dimension to sleeping.


Miratex™ foam mattresses are the culmination of years of experience and the latest advances in sleeping technology. They guarantee total comfort and support by moulding to the shape and contours of your body as you sleep. Miratex™ mattresses are also available to purchase as roll ups for added convenience.