What’s the Happy Beds mattress made from?
All materials that Happy Beds uses are sourced only from the UK, and all beds are also assembled within the region. This ensures that the mattress that will arrive at your doorstep is high in quality and craftsmanship. There are standard materials and innovations throughout the collection, and all of their advantages and benefits are laid down below. You are encouraged to check on this section when reviewing your prospective mattress’s layers before making your purchase, to make sure that you are getting a bed that suits your sleeping needs and habits.
Hand-tufted surface. A large variety of Happy Beds cushions are hand-tufted. Tufting is a process that involves placing regular depressions in the bed from one surface to another. This process helps keep the fibres and layers together, preventing any premature sagging and prolonging the mattress’s lifespan. All cushions from Happy Beds are hand-tufted, far superior to machine tufting as intricacies are correctly taken care of more in the handmade process.
Bamboo fibre cover. The fabric that is used for most beds in this collection is crafted from bamboo fibres. There are a lot of benefits that come with using bamboo fibres. For one, it is an eco-friendly fabric, avoiding any plastic fibres that are usually incorporated into popular fabric choices. Moreover, it is hypoallergenic, providing the best possible sleeping experience for everyone, especially for those who suffer from sensitivities to dust and other allergens. Lastly, bamboo fibres have a similar softness to silk.
Cotton fabric cover. Similar to the bamboo fabric cover, cotton is also soft and comfortable to the touch. It is also absorbent of moisture, effectively wicking off any sweat that may be clinging to the body. This could have been perfect when I lived in the south of London when summers were significantly hotter. Aside from the mentioned benefits, another great advantage to a fabric cover made of cotton is its safety. It is both safe for your health and the environment.
Open coil springs. A commonly used spring system in the cushion line is available coil springs, also known as Bonnel springs. This spring system uses larger and fewer springs that are usually firmer compared to other spring systems and are mainly employed for orthopaedic beds because of the sufficient sinking and body-contouring effect they provide. Compared to pocket springs, they tend to give more ‘give.’ I appreciate this material’s employment, considering the time when I was suffering from a sore back.
Pocket springs. The other spring system found in this bed collection is pocket springs. In contrast, to open coil springs, these springs are coiled a lot smaller and are laid down more generously. Each spring is individually wrapped, allowing for each spring’s independent reflex movement, which contributes to the motion-isolation feature, which is perfect because an uninterrupted sleep is always a well-enjoyed sleep. Another feature of the individualised reflex movement is a more advanced body-contouring effect, as the springs individually respond to different body parts, further promoting a proper weight distribution.
Reflex foam. This added foam layer constructed from a medium-high density foam provides extra support that is ideal for orthopaedic beds, working in synergy with open coil spring systems to relieve the bones and joints from any pressure. Like memory foam, the reflex foam has the same feature of ‘remembering’ the imprint of the body and later on springing back to shape when unused. This feature is perfect for body-contouring, ensuring that you will have a pleasant sleeping experience. However, unlike memory foam, reflex foam stores less body heat and is less stuffy, further adding to a comfortable sleep.
Memory foam. Another commonly utilised material is memory foam, which is notorious in the mattress industry. It provides an outstanding amount of pressure relief, proper body weight distribution, ample body contouring, and sufficient support. Your spine and joints will especially love the memory foam. This is made possible because memory foam uses your body heat to match the shape of your body. However, this also serves as one of its disadvantages, as memory foam tends to store a lot of body heat and, therefore, be more stuffy.
Natural fillings. Fillings have placed a layer above the spring systems, filling in the gaps within the springs. Happy Beds use natural fillings that are a unique blend of wool, cashmere, cotton, and silk. This filling blend is a double purpose. First, it makes sleep cool and refreshing, and second, it makes sleep comfortable, by using natural fillings that will not spew any unwanted chemicals into your room.
Air vents. Air vents are incorporated explicitly into the beds to facilitate better air circulation. This works in unison with the other breathable materials to create a calm, refreshing, sleep experience. I especially appreciate this feature as I have a habit of waking up in the middle of the night when it is too hot.
What are they like to sleep on?
Happy Beds cushions are a lot of things. However, a common theme throughout the whole collection is comfort, support, and breathability. Comfort is prioritised in the beds’ development and design, as seen in the fabrics and materials that were specially chosen to be soft to the skin and enjoyable to the sleeper.
In terms of support, these beds do not disappoint. They provide individualised support, especially for the pocket spring mattresses, promoting a greater level of pressure relief. The added memory and reflex foam layers are also great at providing proper weight distribution. These are crucial to proper spine alignment and a well-supported, pain-free sleep.
Lastly, these beds are breathable and cool to sleep on. This is all thanks to the brilliant selection of moisture absorbent and breathable materials, as well as the air vents that promote proper airflow throughout the beds. This makes for a sweat-free, calm, and refreshing sleep, without the need to wake up in the middle of the night because of the humidity.
In terms of firmness, Happy Beds cushions are generally on the medium-firm to firm part of the spectrum. The unique thing about this collection is that you can customise your desired firmness level for each bed according to the number of sleepers and their respective weights. This makes choosing the perfect bed far easier.
The beds provide an ample amount of partner disturbance. But this effect is far superior and better in the beds that utilise both memory foam and pocket springs. These two materials are especially great at motion isolation. The high-density memory foam absorbs movement quickly, and the individually wrapped pocket springs prevent motion from being transferred throughout the bed.
Weight and thickness
Happy Beds cushions come in a wide range of sizes. The chart below details these sizes as well as their respective dimensions. You can refer to this chart when deciding which bed to purchase to make sure that it matches the bed foundation you have on hand.
|Cot||60 cm x 120 cm|
|Toddler||70 cm x 140 cm|
|Small single||2’6” x 6’3”|
|Single||3’ x 6’3”|
|Small double||4’ x 6’3”|
|Double||4’6” x 6’3”|
|King size||5’ x 6’6”|
|Super-king size||6’ x 6’6”|
|European single||3’ x 6’6”|
|European double||4’7” x 6’6”|
|European king||5’3” x 6’6”|
What’s the cost?
Happy Beds cushions are considered to be on the cheaper side of the spectrum in hybrid beds. The chart below summarises the wide range of prices these beds come in, from the cheapest to the priciest. Keep in mind that this is only a small summary and that prices are bound to change, so it’s best to check the website for actual prices.
|Freshtec Kids Foam Mattress||£64.99|
|Majestic 1000 Pocket Sprung Orthopaedic Mattress||£139.99|
|New Sensation 1200 Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress||£224.99|
|Windsor 3000 Pocket Sprung Orthopaedic Pillow Top Mattress||£429.99|
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Is the Happy Beds mattress right for you?
Purchasing a bed requires careful thought and consideration. You can’t choose it based on how it looks, like with other furniture and home essentials, or else you’ll be robbing yourself of a good night’s sleep. With that being said, after extensively researching the mattress collection of Happy Beds, we concluded that back sleepers suffering from back problems are the ones who will most appreciate the cushions in this line.
A good majority of these beds are considered orthopaedic beds and have therapeutic properties for the spine and joints. This is all thanks to the mattresses’ firmness and the spring systems that provide support, proper weight distribution, and excellent pressure relief. More importantly, these types of beds have been proven to reduce back and joint pain, leaving you waking up refreshed and new in the morning.
As a bonus, these cushions are also perfect for those living in hotter areas or sleep with their partners. Firstly, Happy Beds are made such that they are cool, breathable, and refreshing. This is achieved by the air vents and cooling materials used for the beds. Secondly, the beds are well-suited for those who sleep with partners, as they utilise materials that promote superior motion isolation, preventing your partner’s movements from disturbing you.
Happy Beds mattresses are perfect for back sleepers, especially for those who have back problems. This is because of the bed’s firmer foundation, owed to the spring systems and memory and reflex foams. They are also perfect for hotter areas or weather, as they are built to be cool and breathable, facilitating air circulation to prevent the beds from getting stuffy. Lastly, they are also suitable for sleeping partners and wish to avoid disturbance from waking them up.