Mattress size guide

Mattress sizes

Single: 91 cm x 188 cm

A single bed is ideal for your little ones first big bed. They can get adequate quality sleep for a reasonable amount of years. Single beds are the smallest standard size, and are often used to create a king size bed by pushing two sets together. They are also great for tiny rooms where space is not really an option.

Three quarter: 107 cm x 188 cm

3/4 beds are great for student digs, and for kids up to their teen years. They offer enough space for young adults too, making them a good option for an economical yet acceptable sleeping surface. The 3/4 is very popular in bulk accommodation establishments such as hostels, mines and boarding schools. They are also very popular for hospitality organisations like a B&B or backpackers where space may not be a luxury.

Double: 137 cm x 188 cm

Double beds can easily accommodate a young adult or teenager. It provides a good sleeping surface for a good quality sleep. Double beds are ideally suited for this modern age living, with small apartment buildings and townhouse complexes becoming more popular. Double beds are also great for couples who are starting out in life with limited bedroom space and budget.

Queen: 152 cm x 188 cm

Queen size beds are considered the best option for couples giving each individual the opportunity to have enough sleeping area to get an undisturbed sleep. More common in the main bedroom of the house, they can also be a good fit for a teen or adult that has enough space in the room. It is also frequently found in medium-sized hospitality rooms.

King: 182 cm x 188 cm

Best for couples who like a lot of their own sleeping space. The king size bed is perfect if you need the space to have the best quality sleep. It is also great for large families who like to spend time in bed on movie nights. Generally found in the main bedroom. The king size is also often found in luxury hospitality suites.

Extra length sizes: 200 cm in length

Most of the sizes are available in an extra length, which is 200 cm long from head to toe. This generally accommodates the taller individual but is also convenient for those of us who have foot sleeping pets.

Why the Sloom Original Mattress Is One of the Best Beds Around

When we sleep, our bodies work to support healthy brain function, physical health and well-being. When we don’t sleep well, we have trouble making decisions, controlling our emotions and solving problems. According to studies, ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and auto-immune diseases such as diabetes. There are multiple possible causes for sleep deprivation such as depression, obstructive sleep apnea and hormone imbalances. Still, one of the main reasons could be the bed you sleep on. Not having the right mattress can lead to severe back pain and restless sleeping patterns. So, what are the best beds for maintaining efficient sleeping habits? One of the best beds around is the Sloom bed-in-a-box. Let’s look at why:

It’s made from memory foam

The best beds are made from memory foam because they relieve pressure and minimize pain in sensitive areas. The main benefit of Sloom’s bed-in-a-box is that it is made from memory foam. When you lay down to rest on our memory foam mattress, the material yields and adjusts to your shape, as opposed to forcing your body to contour to it.

A memory foam mattress makes for one of the best beds because it supports each part of your body evenly and individually by spreading your weight across its surface.

With spring mattresses, weight is concentrated on areas of your body that contact the mattress, so if you sleep on your back or side, then your lower spine isn’t adequately supported, leading to the development of chronic back pain. A memory foam mattress solves this problem.

It’s comfort adjustable

If you have had the same bed for many years and are unsure of whether to go for a soft, firm or ultra-firm mattress, the bed-in-box is your answer.

What makes this one of the best beds around is that it is comfort adjustable. The Sloom mattress is a customizable mattress with four different comfort layers inside that can be rearranged according to the specific firmness that you prefer. You have four options - soft, medium, firm and extra firm.

All you have to do is open the zip cover of the mattress. Inside you will find two interchangeable foam layers, which each have two sides with different comforts. It is as simple as placing the marked layer of your comfort choice facing upwards on top.

The best part is that if your partner wants an extra-firm feel and you prefer a soft mattress, our queen and king size beds allow for independent comforts on the left and right-hand side of the bed.

It comes in a box

A relatively new concept to South Africa, the Sloom mattress gets delivered to your door in a box. We know what you’re thinking, how will you know if it is the right bed for you? Not to worry, we have you you covered. If you don’t love it, we will take it back.

Our 100-night trial lets you try out the Sloom mattress in the comfort of your own home. As it takes time for your body to adjust to a new mattress, we suggest you spend at least sixty days trying it out.

Try out the different levels of firmness first, and if you are still not sleeping like a baby, we will arrange to pick it up for free and refund you in full. That’s how confident we are that the Sloom mattress is one of the best beds around.

How do you unbox the mattress?

It’s as easy as three simple steps:

1.    Unbox

Open the box and take out the rolled-up mattress.

2.    Position

Place the rolled-up mattress on your base and position it as you please.

3.    Unwrap

Remove the outer wrap and gently cut the inner cover without damaging the mattress. The mattress will then expand automatically, fully recovering its shape within minutes.

It’s durable

Another reason why Sloom’s mattress is one of the best beds available is that it is made from high-density memory foam. We don’t use rebonded foams or low/medium density foams, ensuring that it will give you many years of comfortable sleep. It’s durable and built to last.

To conclude, sleep isn’t just crucial for your physical health; it’s imperative for looking after your mental health too. If you’re not sleeping properly, you’re at a higher risk of developing poor mental health. Try our bed-in-a-box today, and change your life for the better.

Benefits of a Custom Foam Mattress

A good night's rest is a fundamental human right. You work hard all day, whether on your feet or behind a desk. As you may well know, sleep plays a crucial role in optimum health and well-being. Getting enough of it at the right times protects and even supplements mental health, physical health, and quality of life.

Over the past decade, memory foam mattresses have gone from speciality beds, to super popular. In fact, memory foam is being used in 20% of all beds currently being purchased worldwide. Combine a memory foam mattress with the customisation, and you've got the ultimate sleeping experience.

As opposed to other types of mattresses available on the market, custom foam mattresses incorporate technology from space organisation NASA. The custom memory foam mattress adjusts itself to conform to your bodyline. If you're on the verge of purchasing a new bed, a custom foam mattress should be it because of the many benefits that come along with one.

Let's look at those:

Memory Foam Conforms to The Shape and Weight of Your Body

Custom mattresses that are made from memory foam mould to your body as a result of heat and pressure. This means that the surface evenly distributes body weight when occupied and then returns to its original shape once the pressure is removed. Essentially, memory foam allows for pressure point relief, which is especially helpful for those who sleep on their side.

Custom Foam Mattresses Provide Temperature-Control Support

Memory foam accommodates a variety of sleeping positions and body types. There are few things more challenging than trying to get a good night’s rest when your body temperature is low. With regular beds, you simply do not get the temperature control support that a custom memory foam mattress provides.

This is because custom foam mattresses that are made with memory foam are designed and manufactured using temperature-sensitive material, resulting in a bed that adjusts to your body heat and weight.

Custom Foam Mattresses Reduce Pressure Point Problems

Memory foam also reduces pressure point problems. A custom foam mattress made from memory foam will help realign your neck, spine and hips, resulting in a reduction of chronic respiratory issues by ensuring you breathe correctly while sleeping.

A custom foam mattress will undoubtedly provide health benefits by helping to alleviate body aches and soreness, as well as improving your recovery rate from injuries.

This is because memory foam can displace pressure from points of pain on your body.

This goes back to the temperature control support that memory foam provides. Areas of pain have a slightly higher temperature and the technology used in memory foam counters these higher temperature areas by moulding and reducing pressure.

Less Movement Disturbance

Do you remember that advertisement where people are jumping around a glass full of red wine on a bed, yet it doesn't spill? Well, a good custom memory foam mattress absorbs surface movement making it perfect for couples.

If your partner is a restless sleeper, then you should invest in a custom foam mattress. When your partner tosses and turns, you won't even feel it, ensuring you get a good night's rest. Our Sloom mattress has 0% motion transfer, so we've perfected this technology. No more sleepless nights!

Great for People with Allergies

Mattresses contain dust mites, and dust mites aren't suitable for people with allergies. A custom foam mattress made from memory foam contains Polyurethane. This prevents mould and mildew and is also resistant to pet dander. Memory foam is super dense, so it effectively reduces the collection of allergens over time.

Comfort Adjustable

Exclusive to Sloom, our custom foam mattress is a customizable mattress with four different comfort layers within which that can be shifted according to the specific firmness that you prefer. The lifespan of a memory foam mattress is much longer than other mattresses because of the premium quality memory foam used.

At Sloom, our custom foam mattress comes as part of a unique package; Bed in a Box. New to South Africans, you can experience all of these benefits by directly ordering online and having it delivered to your door compressed in a box. In 4 easy steps, you will have a fully customisable mattress and base, which will change your quality of sleep forever.

So, what are you waiting for? Order online today.