Mattress Buying Guide

Shopping for your right mattress is already difficult. Furthermore with the many brands that are now available in the market, it makes decisions even harder to make. Therefore, Maxcoil is here to offer you some helpful mattress shopping guides to assist you in making the right decisions. We will answer some of your burning questions in your heart that will help make you a sensible buyer.

Make full use of your money – Do not compromise

A good quality mattress can last you for up to a decade, so it’s a serious investment. You should buy the best that you can afford. Every $1000 you spend on a mattress is just $0.27 a night over 10 years which is a small price to pay for the comfort and support you will be getting with a quality mattress. Maxcoil offers a wide price range of mattresses that are of remarkable value to give you the best out of any budget.

Try your mattress

It is of utmost importance to really get a good try on the mattress before you eventually decide on one. Try on your most comfortable sleeping position and give yourself a good 5 – 10 minutes rest on each of the mattresses so that you can fully appreciate the differences between levels of support and comfort. But do keep in mind not to try too many mattresses at any one time, if not you might get confused and end up not knowing which one you actually preferred. So seek help from Maxcoil’s helpful sales personnel and allow them to help you narrow down which mattresses are suitable for you.

Size matters

The following are standard Asian sizes:

  • King: L: 190cm x W: 183cm
  • Queen: L: 190cm x W: 153cm
  • Super Single: L: 190cm x W: 107cm
  • Single: L: 190cm x W: 90cm

Choose the right size of mattress for your room. If your room allows you accommodate a king size mattress, do consider getting a king size rather than compromising your sleeping space by getting a queen size.

Different types of mattresses

Bonnell Spring

  1. The most commonly-used springing system in the world for budget-priced mattresses
  2. Border rod or wire gives the mattress a firm edge and helps retain its shape
  3. Sides are machine stitched rather than hand-stitched

Individual Pocketed Spring

  1. Recommended if there's a size difference between you and your partner, as it minimises the risk of you rolling towards each other during the night
  2. More luxurious, with individual small springs housed in separate fabric pockets
  3. Springs work independently to respond to individual body weight
  4. Stitched sides for strong, stable edges - hand stitching is a sign of craftsmanship and quality

Visco-elastic Memory Foam

  1. The mattress moulds and re-moulds to your body’s contours as your body heat softens it
  2. Provides support and enables natural movement during sleep
  3. Helps to maintain correct posture and align spine horizontally when lying on your side
  4. Hypo-allergenic with anti-microbial properties


  1. Latex is a milky white liquid which composes of rubber particles dispersed in water
  2. remove body moisture and keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
  3. hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant
  4. also known to last for 20-30 years and is less prone to sagging