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How To Choose A Mattress In Singapore – Price & Types Explained For The Most Comfy Bed

Mattresses in Singapore


If we had to pick our favourite place in the world, the answer for many of us would be our beds. After all, it’s where we spend most of our time recharging, bingeing on Netflix shows, or just being the ultimate potato

We’re supposed to spend at least 8 hours sleeping each night – sometimes more if we’re lucky, but often less. While that’s many hours spent in dreamland, many of us don’t spend enough time or energy selecting a good mattress. So for your next bed purchase, check out this guide on how to pick a mattress in Singapore, to find the perfect one that’ll suit your needs:


Tips when buying a mattress


  • Check for mattress return policies – some retailers like Haylee offer up to 100 days of free trials
  • Read the terms of additional warranty purchase carefully – they usually only cover manufacturing defects
  • Ask about extra fees like transport and delivery before purchase – some vendors charge for things like lifting mattresses up the stairs if it doesn’t fit into the lift
  • Get a mattress protector to protect the bed from stains; especially useful for ladies during Aunt Flo’s monthly visit

Mattress types


Those who’ve never bought a mattress likely have them split into 2 categories in their heads: a) foam b) everything else. But there are several more to choose from, including mattresses filled with air and even water! Here are the types of mattresses in Singapore you can get:

Mattress Type Good For Lifespan Cost
Memory foam Soothing, sinking feeling 10 years $$$
Latex foam Cooling and movements 20-25 years $$-$$$
Innerspring mattress Those on a budget 7-10 years $
Pocket coil innerspring mattress Back support 7-10 years $$
Hybrid mattress Customisation Varies $$$
Waterbed Novelty 15-20 years $$$
Air mattress Temporary bed 6-8 years $

Memory Foam


If there’s one type you’ve probably heard of, it’s memory foam. Soft, plush, and made with polyurethane that conforms to your body shape, this mattress is the closest thing you’ll get to that childhood dream of sleeping on a cloud.

Fun fact: it was first developed to support NASA astronauts during lift off so you can be sure that this will provide you with the support you need for your back and pressure points.

However, as the material cocoons around you, it also traps heat. Consider customising the bed with a cooling gel on top of the memory foam mattress, an option available at larger retailers such as King Koil.

Good for: Soothing “sinking” sensation when you lie down
Lifespan: Up to 10 years
Price: $$$


Latex foam



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Room & Board

There are lots of things that can keep us awake at night, including existential crises and monsters under our beds. But some things can be fixed with a latex mattress – such as the problem of being awakened at ungodly hours by a bedfellow who tosses and turns.

Good news for light sleepers, latex mattresses have zero motion transfer, so you’ll feel little to no movement on your side of the bed no matter how restless the other person is. It also traps less heat so you’ll be less likely to wake up drenched in sweat.

To top it all off, it’s also an eco-friendly option for those who prefer something a little more natural as it’s typically made of organic materials such as rubber tree sap.

However, since they are slightly firmer than memory foam, latex mattresses don’t provide as much support for pressure point relief and weight distribution.

Good for: Those who sweat easily or are easily awakened by movements
Lifespan: 20-25 years
Price: $$-$$$


Innerspring mattress



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Mattress For All

The OG type of mattress, innerspring is what your parents likely used back in the day – you may remember jumping on it as if it were a trampoline. 

Incorporating coil-shaped metal springs, these beds are typically very bouncy, basically a dream-turned-reality for active kiddos. The downside? Motion transfer is often very high, so you’ll feel any wave of movement rippling through the bed.

Support is typically decent, but firmness varies across brands and models. If you’re just looking for something fuss-free to crash on, this will be a wallet-friendly option that can easily be purchased from most furniture stores.

Good for: Those on a budget
Lifespan: 7-10 years
Price: $


Pocket coil innerspring mattress



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Boutique Opulence

Essentially an innerspring mattress 2.0, the pocket coil innerspring mattress is an improved version of conventional innerspring mattresses that will provides better support for your weight, as there’s better and more consistent firmness throughout. 

Also known as pocketed spring mattresses or pocketed innersprings, its defining trait is its coiled springs that are grouped in clusters called “pockets”, so each part of the bed holds its own in terms of firmness and support. 

Good for: Those who need more back support, such as older folks suffering from backaches
Lifespan: 7-10 years
Price: $$


Hybrid mattress



Memory foam-innerspring Simmons mattress.
Image credit: Sleep City

Many spring mattresses sold these days are also hybrid, meaning they come with a layer of another material to add more cushioning and make the bed feel snugger for a good night’s rest. Common combinations include memory foam-innerspring and latex-innerspring mattresses to give you the best of both worlds.

Good for: Those who want to customise their beds to the perfect firmness
Lifespan: Varies
Price: $$$


Waterbed



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Mattress Review

Instead of the typical foam or innerspring, what you’ll get with a waterbed mattress is about 300-900 litres of water. You’ll actually be sleeping on water – that’s not something everyone can say they’ve tried!


Inside of a water bed.
Image credit: Silvano Bedden

Waterbeds are said to conform to your body shape, provide that dreamy sensation of floating on water, and help with health problems such as arthritis, backaches and insomnia. 

But like having a pool or bathtub, maintenance for one won’t be easy. You’ll have to call for regular maintenance to avoid having any leaks. Choices are also limited as there is only one retailer – Bless Brothers  – that specialises in this bed type in Singapore.

Good for: A novelty experience
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Price: $$$


Air mattress



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Choose Mattress

Unlike the other types of mattresses in this list, air mattresses are more for temporary sleeping arrangements – such as when you’ve got guests over and don’t want to just offer the ol’ couch. Great for those living in constricted BTOs, these are a handy option to have tucked away in the storeroom, ready to be inflated whenever needed.

Good for: Use as a temporary guest bed
Lifespan: 6-8 years
Price: $


Size of mattress


Bed frames and mattresses in Singapore follow the European size chart below:

 

If you’re ordering a bed frame or mattress from overseas, such as from the U.S., make sure to check the dimensions as they tend to follow a different size chart from one we typically use here.

Pro-tip: When planning the design of your bedroom, remember to match your mattress size to the dimensions of the bed – it’s a common blind spot for most new homeowners!


Which mattress is better for your back – firm or soft?


Some of us would love to come home and fall right into the embrace of the softest bed possible. Others prefer something a little firmer for a little more support. If you’re uncertain about which mattress to select, we’ve outlined the advantages of both firm and soft mattresses to assist you in making your decision.

Firm mattresses provide better support for your back and help prevent your body from sinking too much into the bed. This is especially best suited for those who sleep on their back as the firmness helps with spine alignment, which reduces the risk of back pain. They also provide a more even weight distribution, lowering the chances of developing pressure sores as you sleep. 

That being said, not everyone may appreciate the feeling of sleeping on a firmer surface. Softer mattresses, due to their comfort, are often easier to adapt to. They are particularly forgiving for side sleepers, as they provide better cushioning that alleviates pressure on the neck and shoulders. However, they may not necessarily provide the best support for the spine, especially for those who sleep on their back or stomach. 

In short, picking the perfect mattress for your needs all boils down to your personal preference at the end of the day. Look out for the firmness scale that some mattresses are rated on, rated from 1 to 10, with 6.5 being the middle ground that would work for most people.

One way to pick is by matching it to the support needed for different sleeping positions: 

  • Soft (3-5): side-sleepers
  • Medium (6-7): back sleepers
  • Firm (8-9): those who sleep on their tummies

Other things to look out for include your weight – consider getting something firmer for more support if you’re on the heavier side. Personal preference plays a part as well, and if you’re getting a new mattress for granny, remember that older folks tend to require a firmer bed for better support!


Where to buy a mattress in Singapore


On to the actual purchase. Below are the best places to get a mattress in Singapore from pocket-friendly ones, to those that’ll make you feel like a king or queen:


1. Origin Sleep


Cooling memory foam, spring & latex hybrid mattress


It’s important to have a mattress that provides good back support for the many hours we spend sleeping. Origin Sleep specialises in hybrid mattresses containing multiple, different layers that cradle the back for long hours of sleep. 


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Origin Sleep

With the Origin Hybrid Pro Mattress from Origin Sleep, you’ll sleep soundly knowing your spine is well-protected thanks to its 7-Zone ErgoCoil Support Springs. These relieve pressure off the spine and muscles, for those who often toss and turn trying to get that ideal spot for a deeper sleep.

The mattress also includes a cooling gel memory foam, natural wool and polar silk tencel layers that regulate body temperature. If you tend to wake up hot and sticky in the middle of the night, these will help keep you cool during your slumber.


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Origin Sleep

Before you make a commitment, drop by the Origin Sleep showroom for a quick test run. You can even take it home for 120 days to push your snoozing limits on the mattress. There’s a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not a fan.

Origin Sleep also provides free same-day delivery and returns, and a 15-year warranty on all their mattresses.

Price: From $399 for Hybrid, and $999 for Hybrid Pro for Single

Origin Sleep website


2. Haylee


100-day sleep trial


A couple of minutes testing out a bed at the store might not be the best indicator for picking a bed that’ll last you the next 10 years or so. If you’re particularly picky with your beds and prefer a test run, Haylee is a purely-online retailer that offers a 100-day sleep trial for the mattress of your choice.

Their mattresses are made of Cool Gel Memory Foam and Aeroflo Foam – which, if you find unsuitable, can be returned to Haylee. If you’re wondering what happens to mattresses people returned, they’ll be inspected and donated to local charities.

Read our full review of Haylee’s mattresses

Price: From $499 for a Single mattress

Haylee website

Other similar online mattress brands to check out are:

  • Noa Sleep: Mattresses made of 7 layers including pocket spring, natural latex and memory foam. From $349 for a Single mattress.
  • Woosa: Breathable mattresses from Belgium. From $1,199 for a Single mattress.

3. Winter Sleep


15-year warranty cooling mattress


Another option for those who always seem to wake up in a puddle of sweat is Winter Sleep. Made from 100% natural latex and gel memory foam, this new kid on the block boasts the coldest mattresses in the world. If you perspire easily and like to sleep cool, these mattresses are for you.

The mattress feels cool to touch – up to 8°C cooler than a regular mattress.
Image credit: Winter Sleep

On top of an open-cell cooling technology that promotes air circulation, Winter Sleep mattresses also have an added layer of cooling gel to effectively wick away heat while you sleep. Plus, their six layers which were designed by orthopaedics will provide support and prevent you from back pains. 

When you purchase a mattress, you’ll get free delivery and 120 days to decide whether you’d like to keep it. Even when the trial period ends, you still have up to 15 years to repair, replace or get a refund, given there’s no major damage on your mattress. 

Price: From $1,799

Winter Sleep website


4. Four Star Mattress


Pioneer of pocketed spring and anti-static mattresses in Singapore



There are 6 series of mattresses for you to pick and choose from – whether you’re looking for something simple, luxurious, or for your chiropedic needs.
Image credit: Four Star Mattress 

If you’re a light sleeper and happen to be sharing a bed with someone who tosses and turns frequently, Four Star Mattress might just be your saving grace. They’re the first mattress company in Singapore to introduce pocketed spring and anti-static mattresses

Additionally, their mattresses promote comfort and lumbar support along with enhanced air circulation. Four Mattress also uses firm-tex natural fiber – a material that’s both eco-friendly and biodegradable. Fibers also help to regulate body temperature and provide even body weight distribution along with good blood circulation. 

The natural latex sheet in their mattresses also means that you don’t have to worry about issues such as mold, bateria, and dust mites. If you’re looking to customise a specific mattress size, you’d be happy to know that Four Star Mattress can help you with that – all you gotta do is drop by and let the shop assistant know. 

Price: From $339 

Four Star Mattress website


5. Snow Slumber


6-layered luxury hybrid mattress with cooling technology



Image credit: Snow Slumber

When you’re tossing and turning in bed, sometimes a flip of the pillow to get to the cold side is the key to getting comfier for better sleep. Now, the same can be applied with the luxury hybrid mattress from Snow Slumber.

There’s no need to flip over an entire mattress, but you will get that same cool feeling throughout the night with the Snow Mattress. It has 6 layers, 4 of which have been designed to effectively tick up to 7 degrees off the thermometer while you snooze.

This includes the Snow Latex Layer that allows air to flow through, and a quilted silk cover that regulates your body temperature by absorbing and dissipating heat away from you. Cooler temperatures are said to be better for those who have trouble sleeping, and Snow Slumber customers have reported falling asleep within minutes while using this mattress.

The mattress is also equipped with zero motion transfer technology, which supports the back and sides while you move about at night. It’s designed to last up to 20 years without sinking in, so you won’t have to change your mattress as often.

If you aren’t sure if this is the mattress for you, Snow Slumber has a 120-night trial for sleepers to really get a feel of the mattress before fully committing. 

Price: From $699 for Single

Snow Slumber website


6. Emma Sleep


200-night trial & 2 free pillows


Emma Sleep’s Diamond Hybrid Mattress has everything you want in a mattress.

One of Europe’s best-selling mattress with multiple awards.
Image credit: Emma Sleep

Its 7-zone ergonomic support helps relieve back pressure, align your spine, and contour your body curves when you sleep. This means you’ll never wake up with a stiff neck, sore shoulders, or back pains again. The mattress has 6 layers, including one that’s infused with diamond and graphite particles to keep you cool.

With pocket springs and a layer made of high-resilience foam, this mattress will remain firm for decades to come. Nab 1 asap and get free shipping, 10 years warranty, a 200-night trial, and 2 free pillows. Don’t forget to use code <SMARTLOCAL5> to get 5% off.

Price: From $699 for Single

Get the Emma Sleep Diamond Hybrid Mattress.


7. Van Vorst


Affordable luxury mattresses with pocketed coil spring system



The Van Vorst Corerhythm 351.
Image credit: Van Vorst

You don’t have to break the bank just to have a good night’s rest on a comfortable bed. The mattresses from Van Vorst have been designed with over 130 years of experience to ensure that even when you’re snoring, you’re snoozing good.

The mattresses are packed with a pocketed coil spring system that’s meant to relieve your pressure points by contouring to your body and the way you sleep. Their toppers also range from 1” to 3” for added comfort, and these are made from high-quality eco latex and high-density memory foam to mould to your body better. 

Every purchase of a luxury premium Van Vorst mattress comes with a 10-year warranty so you can sleep soundly knowing you’re covered in the event of any mattress nightmares. You can also customise the size of the mattress to suit your bed frame if it doesn’t fit the typical measurements.

If you’re unsure which mattress from Van Vorst is best suited for your sleep, you can visit the Luxury Mattress Gallery to consult with their experts. You’ll also get to see the cross section of mattress at their showroom to find out what lies underneath your soft sheets.

Price: From $1,280 for a single mattress

Van Vorst website


8. Sea Horse


Basic mattresses with foldable options


A well-known brand in Singapore over the past few decades, Sea Horse offers a variety of basic mattresses that fits our everyday needs. 

Their mattresses are priced from an affordable $100 for a single mattress, but their Diamond, Everlasting and Crystal Foam series are worth checking out too. These may be slightly pricier ($300-$600) but they come with better quality.


3-fold design
Image credit: Sea Horse

They’ve also got a Healthy mattress series which seniors might prefer for back support, as well as foldable designs that can be tucked away when not in use, priced from $44.50 for the Single Size Foldable Foam Mattress.

Price: From ~$100 for Sea Horse mattreses on Lazada for a Single mattress

Sea Horse website


9. King Koil


Mid-tier pocket coil innerspring mattresses



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The Mattress Boutique

International brand King Koil has plenty of mattress types to choose from, but the type they’re best known for is their 5-zone pocket coil spring mattress. Unlike other mattresses with uniform springs across the bed, this design comes with specialised contour zones, with areas around the neck and spine made firmer to provide more support.

Other more affordable designs include their Posture Sleep and Spinal Guard mattresses priced around the $400-$600 range. 

Price: From ~$400 for a Single mattress

King Koil website


10. IKEA


Budget-friendly mattresses


IKEA’s home to our favourite meatballs, minimalist furniture and also, affordable mattresses priced from just double digits. Innerspring mattresses start from $79, while foam mattresses are priced from $99. Even if you splurge on a pocket coil innerspring mattress, that’ll set you back a maximum of $1,099.

One thing to note though: IKEA’s mattresses are slightly longer than the standard European size chart which is great for taller folks out there. But while the mattresses might fit into IKEA-purchased bed frames, they may not fit bed frames purchased elsewhere. 

Price: From $79 for a Single mattress

Ikea website


11. Heveya


Customisable mattresses


Image credit: Heveya 

If you prefer a soft bed but your SO can only sleep well on something firmer, Heveya has all-natural latex customisable mattresses. This means you can adjust the softness on either side of the bed so no one has to compromise their individual comfort. 

Plus, if you fancy an unconventionally-shaped bed, they also offer the option to tailor-make your bed into any shape or size to create your dream bedroom.

Read our full guide to the customisable options at Heveya.

Price: From $2,988 for a single size Heveya Natural Organic Latex Mattress I

Heveya website 


12. Simmons


Luxury beds used by high-end hotels



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Simmons

If you’re the type who cannonballs onto the bed the moment you enter any hotel room, consider investing in a bed from Simmons. Known for their luxurious pocket coil innerspring mattresses, Simmons’ slumber pads can be found in high-end hotels like Conrad Centennial Singapore, W Singapore, and in Resorts World Sentosa.

Popular models include the Beautyrest series that comes with cooling pads and reduced motion transfer, and the BackCare series that has got your back – literally – with improved spinal support.

Price: From $1,060 for a Single mattress

Simmons website


(Closed) Sigmund Home Hybrid Mattress


Breathable cooling foam


Note: As of July 2022, Sigmund Home is currently inactive. Do refer to the Sigmund Home Facebook page for future updates.


Image credit: Sigmund Home

Waking up all sweaty and sticky isn’t how you want to start your day. So, for those who sweat easily in humid Singapore, you might want to invest in a mattress that keeps things cool. Sigmund Home’s Hybrid Mattress will do that – it has 3 layers of breathable memory foam inside, heat dissipation technology and is covered with Tencel fabric which feels cooler than cotton.

Aches will also be a thing of the past. Following the shape of your body, this mattress gives extra cushioning around protruding joints. It also comes with pressure relieving technology that’ll prevent you from waking up with a sore back or neck. Those folks who are easily awoken by restless sleeping partners can also be reassured since the Hybrid also absorbs movement. 

Besides, if you’re unsure about spending big bucks on a mattress, don’t worry – it comes with a 120-night sleep trial and 15 years warranty for you to fall back on in case you ever change your mind. 

Price: From $399

Sigmund Home Hybrid Mattress website


How often should you replace your mattress?


Typically, you should consider replacing your mattress after around 7 years. However, the lifespan of your mattress can extend beyond that depending on how durable the materials are.  

Aside from tracking the number of years left for your mattress type, one way to know it’s time to change is if you’ve been getting constant body aches not related to external factors like long hours at work or a recent home workout attempt.

Also, do regular checks to see if your mattress has lost its springiness and elasticity – if you’ve got indented “craters” where your bum or upper back tend to go, that’s another indicator that it’s time to go mattress shopping.

Pro-tip: To make your mattress last longer, flip or rotate it 3 times a year to avoid compressing only specific parts of the mattress.


Guide to mattresses in Singapore

A bed might seem like the simplest thing to buy until you actually have to purchase one for yourself. Now, you’ve got all the tips you need to select the best mattress to use for the next decade or so!

Read more how-to guides to tide you through adulting:

You may also check out our home and living site, Uchify.


Cover image adapted from: Simmons
This article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.
Original article published on 18th August 2020. Last updated by Mae-Z Fam on 23rd February 2024.

Kezia Tan

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