A Guide to Mattresses

You could spend up to 25 years of your life sleeping, so it’s very important to choose the right mattress. You need one that not only feels comfortable, but offers you the right support, enabling you to sleep soundly, night after night.

We understand that there is a lot to consider when you set out to choose a mattress and the decision-making process can be slightly bewildering at times We understand that the decision process can be slightly bewildering at times. So we’ve created a mattress guide to introduce you to the most common materials and their benefits, enabling you to choose the mattress type that is best for you.

Mattress materials

Density foam

High-density polyurethane foam is often used in mattresses because it has three valuable properties: comfort, support and durability. PU foam is also noiseless, does not generate dust and has no residual odor, making it the ideal mattress base layer.

The Bruno Mattress has a 20cm thick layer of high-density foam, which has been precisely cut into 7 zones, reflecting the contours of the body, creating perfect spinal alignment.

Thanks to the durability of high-quality PU foam, this layer can support weights between 50 -110kg and has a ten year guarantee.

Natural latex

Latex is a natural material with many inherent benefits, including natural elasticity, which creates a wonderfully comfortable, slightly springy sleeping surface. Because organic latex does not contain any chemicals it is the ideal sleeping surface, and is suitable for children as well as adults.

As well as being naturally hypoallergenic, latex is also a very breathable material and allows air to circulate freely, keeping the mattress fresh in summer and cosy in winter.

The Bruno Mattress has a 3cm natural latex top layer, which has been certified by GOLS – Global Organic Latex Standard.

See our Foam and Latex Mattress

Memory foam

Memory foam was first developed by NASA in the 1960s and has since become increasingly common as a mattress material.

The foam is designed to respond to heat and pressure and mould around a sleeper’s body, creating a ‘sinking in’ feeling. Because it is a synthetic material, memory foam does not have the cooling and hypoallergenic benefits of natural latex.


Mattresses are commonly judged by their spring count – with fewer springs resulting in a softer, less absorbent mattress and more springs resulting in a firmer, absorbent mattress surface. If you're planning to share your bed, consider investing in a pocket sprung style - meaning each spring is individually wrapped in fabric - as it will reduce the 'ripple effect' that occurs when your partner moves.

A mattress to suit every position

Whether you sleep solo or in a couple, prefer to rest on your front, curl up on your side or recline on your back, the Bruno mattress is designed to suit you.

The Bruno‘s latex top layer offers enough cushioning to gently absorb your body weight, while the high-density foam provides support and pressure relief, no matter what position you prefer to sleep in.

If you suffer from back pain, a Bruno is also the right mattress for you and can help you to achieve a restful night's sleep, so you wake feeling fresh and ache-free. Learn more about it‘s orthopaedic qualities.