A woman enjoys a champagne sleep on a beer budget thanks to her new Koala SE mattress, after buying a mattress online at Koala
Comfier Sleep by Alex Irving 4 minutes

Buying a mattress? We’ve got you covered

Dreamy nights await – the ultimate guide to buying a mattress

Ready to dive into the world of mattress shopping? There’s a lot to consider when buying a mattress. We get it – it can be a bit overwhelming, but don’t stress, we’ve got your back – quite literally! Quality, size and a touch of tech – it’s all here!

Buying a bed: cost, quality and more

So, what makes a good mattress? We’re glad you asked. Here are some things to consider:

🛏️ Quality is king

When it comes to mattresses, quality is king.

You spend about a third of your life on your mattress, so it’s worth investing in something guaranteed to boost your sleep.

Anthony Ikin is a life coach and keynote speaker with years of experience working with people to live happier and healthier lives. He says: “The quality of your sleep has a direct correlation to the things you achieve that day. So I can’t stress enough how important sleep is. The main tool behind your sleep is having a good mattress and good pillows.”

🛏️ Size matters

When choosing the right mattress size, think about the space you have and how you like to sleep. If you love to stretch out and have plenty of space to move around while you snooze, a spacious king-size mattress might be your ideal match. But a double-size mattress could be your guy if you have limited bedroom space or prefer a more snug sleep environment. Hey, sometimes a smaller size with a sprinkle of top-notch quality is the right recipe for an epic sleep.

🛏️ Firm vs soft

Firmness? Yep, that’s another thing to ponder. When it comes to mattress firmness, we understand that everyone has their preferences. If you fancy a plush and luxurious sleep experience, a soft mattress might be your dream come true. On the flip side, a firm mattress could be the way to go if you’re after a more supportive and stable slumber. Everyone’s different. That’s why our Koala Mattress, Calm As Mattress and Soulmate Mattress all feature a flippable Kloudcell® Comfort Layer so you can choose your comfort level. Too easy!

“To decide what mattress you like, reflect on when you’ve slept the best,” says Anthony. “Take note of what kind of mattress that was and go from there. Make sure you get one that fits you.”

🛏️ The tech

Whether you’re a back, side or stomach sleeper, there’s a mattress out there designed for you. You need a supportive, comfy bed that won’t cause you to wake up with back pain. 

At Koala, we’ve got heaps of satisfied customers who’ll vouch for our snooze-worthy mattresses – from our Tencel™ Lyocell covers to our moisture-wicking COOLMAX® technology, multi-layered support zones and Kloudcell® toppers – we’ve mastered the tech you need for an epic sleep. 

🛏️ Bed in a box vs traditional mattress

Ah, the big debate. Traditional spring mattresses have been around for decades. But you can’t beat the convenience of a mattress in a box. You can buy them online, and they’re compact, easy to deliver and hassle-free to set up. And thanks to the latest technology, our Koala mattresses are comfier than spring ones and offer superior sleep over traditional mattresses. In fact, based on a survey of 1,243 mattress purchasers, we discovered our customers fall asleep 30 per cent faster than non-Koala mattress owners.

A Koala SE mattress in a large white bedroom with homewares, cushions and a throw
A mattress is an investment, but with the Koala SE Mattress, we’ve made an affordable mattress that’s still big on features

A note about good sleep

We know how important it is to get your beauty sleep. Improved focus, a positive mood and kicking butt on a day-to-day basis all start with a restful night. But we get it you can’t blow your whole moving budget on a new mattress. 

Expensive beds don’t guarantee good sleep. So let’s chat about the difference between affordable mattresses versus the cheap ones. If it’s inexpensive and you have to throw it out in a year, it’s not affordable; it’s just cheap. A good mattress should help you sleep easy tonight, tomorrow night and for years to come. Did we mention all Koala mattresses come with a 10-year warranty?

“Keep in mind a mattress is an investment for your future,” Anthony says. “Make sure it’s something you can afford, but it is one of the things that should go under ‘important spending’ in your house budget.”

Let’s talk mattresses

At Koala, we’ve got you covered, whatever your budget and sleeping preference. After all, the Koala mattress range is the home of comfort. 

We’ve just created the Koala SE Mattress, our newest addition that’s big on support and comfort but designed for budget-savvy sleepers. 

Be sure to also check out The Koala Mattress – a crowd favourite thanks to its Kloudcell® foam technology and flippable comfort layer. Or why not take a look at the Calm As Mattress with its two extra support layers plus our COOLMAX® tech that helps you wake up cool and dry. For those after luxury, the Soul Mate Mattress is the way to go. Offering cloud-like slumber, it’s got your back – and your front – sorted.

We’re so darn confident you’ll fall in love with our mattresses that we offer a risk-free 120-night trial. Yep, you read that right. So, there’s plenty of time to make sure it’s a perfect match. You can also bundle and save in the bedroom with our range of deals.

Oh, and here’s a little reminder to budget for things like a mattress protector, a snuggly pillow to rest your weary head and soft bedding to cosy up in. Bliss. 

Anthony also says to “always look at the warranty and return policy” when buying a new mattress. Well, lucky for you, we tick that box! At Koala, we carefully design all of our products using only high-quality materials and components so that you can enjoy them for many years. But in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, we’ve got you covered with our 10-year warranty on all mattresses – so you can rest easy!

At Koala, we’re all about hassle-free ZZZs. That’s why, no matter where you are in Australia, you can make the most of our fast, flexible and free mattress delivery. Plus, we’ll give you free furniture delivery with any mattress purchase – winning!

Sweet dreams, sleepyhead

There you have it, sleepyheads – your ultimate guide to buying a mattress. Get ready to dream big with Koala’s range of comfy AF mattresses. Waiting for payday? Don’t forget you can take advantage of our payment plan options or Afterpay beds, furniture and homewares.

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