Helpful advice from the Snug sleep experts - All Questions

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Comfort is very subjective. There are lots of different "feels" so we recommend you try a few out and see which feels best. Here's a guide to our number snugness ratings.

1 - Soft/gentle

Best for side sleepers

 If you sleep on your side and like the feeling of being cocooned these may be your best option.

2 - Medium

Best for sleeping in several positions

If you change positions whilst you sleep from your side to your back or are a side sleeper who prefers a firmer feel.

3 - Medium/firm

Best for back or side sleepers 

If you change positions whilst you sleep from your side to your back,

4 - Firm

Best for back or front sleepers

If you prefer to sleep on your back or on your front you may prefer these mattresses which offer the right support.

5- Extra firm

Best for back sleepers

Our firmest level of support also sometimes referred to as an orthopaedic mattress offers very firm support.



Single: 3' x 6'3" (90cm x 190cm)

Small double: 4' x 6'3" (120cm x 190cm)

Double: 4'6" x 6'3" (135cm x 190cm)

King: 5' x 6'6" (150cm x 200cm)

Super king: 6' x 6'6" (180cm x 200cm)



Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions. However, unless you have purchased a 'No Turn' mattress we recommend that during the first six months of use, your mattress should be turned every two weeks and then monthly thereafter.

You should alternate between turning the mattress over and rotating it from top-to-tail to ensure even settlement. If your mattress has handles, use these to position it on the divan base.

Do not allow the mattress to bang or fall against the side of the divan, as this may damage the spring system.



It is recommended that you change your mattress every seven years. After this length of time, it will have been subjected to more than 20,000 hours of wear and tear. That's bound to have taken a toll! So, if you're wondering whether it's time to replace your mattress, the first thing you should consider is how long you've had it.



A mattress topper is an extra layer of cushioning that goes over your mattress before you put your bed sheets on. They provide additional support and comfort, while also making your bed feel more luxurious and cosy.



A duvet’s tog rating indicates the amount of warmth it provides; the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet.



Duvets come with their own scale of warmth called a 'tog' rating, and thicker doesn't necessarily mean warmer. The tog rating refers to effectiveness of a material's thermal insulation, using an ascending scale ranging from cool and lightweight low tog duvets up to the extra cosy duvets.

Ratings from low to high: 4.5 tog, 6.0 tog, 7.5 tog, 9.0 tog, 10.5 tog, 12.0 tog, 13.5 tog and 15 tog.

4.5 Tog - A lighter duvet, perfect for using during summer months or in warmer climates.

7.5 Tog - A lighter duvet, perfect for using during summer months or in warmer climates.

10.5 Tog - Ideal for spring and autumn, or for using year-round in a home with central heating.

13.5 Tog - Suitable for colder months or if you prefer a really warm and snug duvet.



There are two types of filling when it comes to duvets: natural and synthetic. Opt for a synthetic duvet if you suffer from allergies, while natural duvets are lighter but still equally as warm.


Natural fillings

Natural duvets are soft and allow your skin to breathe more easily compared to synthetic materials. They are usually filled with either feather (duck or goose) or down.


Down-filled duvets: Normally made with fluffy feathers from the breast area of the bird, they are usually lightweight and offer the best level of warmth. Hungarian, Swedish or Canadian down are popular options because the down from these chilly locations is naturally designed to keep warm in extremely cold weather.


Feather-filled duvets: Usually less expensive than down options but heavier, as the feathers are larger, stronger and more robust.


Silk: This is a great option for those who suffer from allergies but still want a natural filling. It’s lightweight, durable, hypoallergenic and regulates your body temperature by trapping warm air next to you in the cold and drawing it away from you when hot. It can even cope with the washing machine and tumble dryer.


Wool: Another natural alternative, wool is great at trapping air because of its chunky structure. And as well as being naturally hypoallergenic, it helps regulate body temperature by wicking away excess heat and moisture when necessary.


Synthetic duvets

Synthetic duvets are great options for those who are allergic to feathers, down or dust mites as they are often hypoallergenic. The synthetic fibres also wick away sweat and can be washed much more regularly than natural fillings. They can be categorised as hollowfibre or microfibre.


Synthetic fillings

Hollowfibre: The duvet is filled with hollow fibres so it can easily trap warmth, but they’re thicker and more wire-like than microfibre. These options are hardwearing and often coated with an anti-allergy treatment.

Microfibre: Extra fine fibres are used to create a high-quality duvet that feels as luxurious as natural down options. They’re also lighter than feather-filled duvets.