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What’s the best way to test a mattress?


Discover the best way to pick a new mattress

The right mattress can make all the difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad one. It can also affect how your back feels when you wake up. But finding the right mattress for your sleeping style can be difficult. That’s why we’ve written this guide on how to find the perfect mattress for a restful night of sleep.

At Sleep Republic, we understand one mattress doesn’t suit all sleepers. So we offer a 100 night guarantee. If you don’t like your mattress within 100 nights of purchase, you can return it and get a refund. No questions asked.

The best way to test a mattress is to sleep on it

Hands down, the best way to test a mattress is to sleep on it. But it takes more than one night to evaluate whether a mattress is the right fit for you. It takes a minimum of 14 days to adjust to new bedding.

What makes a mattress good?

No one person is the same when it comes to sleeping styles. While one person might like a firm mattress, another person likes a soft mattress. Here are some ways to discover which type of mattress is right for you.


Everyone has different preferences when it comes to how firm they like their mattresses. But, for the best support and comfort, medium-firm mattresses are the best.

What makes a mattress medium-firm?

Things like pocket springs and memory foam can help make a mattress the perfect level of firmness for optimal support. But it can be hard to find a mattress which combines both. At Sleep Republic, we’ve spent years refining our mattress, so we can match pocket spring support systems with comfort layers like gel infused memory foam created by NASA.

Test out different mattress sizes

One size does not fit all when it comes to mattresses. To find the right size for you, check out our mattress size guides. Generally, the length of your mattress should be at least 10-15 centimetres longer than your body. But also take into consideration whether you’d like more space to sleep comfortably, or whether you’ll have a furry friend who will cohabit your bed with you.

Read company reviews

Checking out Google and Facebook reviews is one of the best ways to gauge if a mattress is worth buying. According to Bright Local, 90 per cent of consumers used the internet to find a local business, and the average consumer reads 10 reviews before feeling able to trust a business.

Lucky for us, we’ve got hundreds of positive reviews from our clients who have bought our mattresses. You can see them all for yourself here, or check out some of our favourites below:

  • “Process from order, delivery, through to assembled bed ready for use, was quick & easy. Bed & mattress is being used by others, and reports are “a good nights sleep”. I would recommend to anyone looking for quality mattress & base.” – John K.
  • “I have only had my sleep republic mattress for two weeks however so far so good. I am normally a side/tummy sleeper and the combination of support and softness is perfect so far. The delivery and set up was quick and easy ! Definitely recommend this mattress for the price.” – Michelle H.
  • “We’ve had our new mattress now for 10 days now and we’re happily sleeping very well thank you. Nothing to complain about… our dogs are sleeping better too!” – Jo L.

Sleep Republic’s 100 Night Comfort Guarantee

When you buy our mattress, we give you 100 nights to decide whether it’s perfect for you. And if you don’t like your new mattress? You can return it, no questions asked, with a full refund. Because we understand that every sleeper is different, and likes different mattress firmness.

If you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, or the Gold Coast we can get your mattress to you on the same day — you just have to order by midday.

What makes Sleep Republic’s mattress different?

We use high quality materials and products, and have invested in researching and developing a mattress which we truly believe offers superior support and comfort. Our mattress includes:

  • Cashmere knitted fabric
  • Gel infused memory foam
  • Natural latex
  • High definition pocket springs
  • Dynamic edge support
  • 3D spacer fabric

Order yours, and try it for our 100 night free trial. It comes in a box, and it’s super easy to set up. Just use the unpacking utensils provided, and let your mattress expand. Then enjoy the best night of sleep.