We Tested Different Mattresses, Here Are Our Top 8 Picks
Our writer tested (and lay down on) the beds in these mattress showrooms to see what feels good and which ones would fit within your budget
It's safe to say that a quality mattress is an investment we can reward ourselves with. After all, who enjoys sleeping on a saggy mattress or one that's too firm? Your chosen mattress can contribute to the quality of sleep you're getting and your overall well-being.
To help you make the right choice, we visited the BLIMS Mattress Gallery at CW Home Depot Ortigas and the Uratex Showroom at Ronac Lifestyle Center to check out some mattresses. After careful research and spending a few minutes lying down on different picks, here are 8 options you can look into:
1. Love Your Back: Humans of all ages will benefit from a healthy, neutral spine!
Senior citizens aren’t the only ones who should be thinking about taking care of their back. The earlier you start doing something to keep your spine healthy, the better. Enter orthopedic mattresses. Love Salcuti, marketing manager of Uratex, says that people of all ages have been asking for their Orthocare® mattress line more often compared to previous years.
Don’t be fooled by the comfort level of the Uratex Orthocare Balance mattress of our choice. Lying down and moving around in the Extra Firm mattress felt like a massage! It’s made so that the mattress topper is firmer in the back and hip area, and softer in the shoulder and feet area—that’s genius!
Price: P18,799.75 for Queen (available at Blim’s, CW Depot, Ortigas)
2. Springs = More comfort: This is far from your noisy, bouncy bed of before
Being Uratex’s entry-level mattress with springs, I was surprised to find out that the Uratex Felicity Enchantment mattress was quiet and didn’t excessively move when I tossed and turned.
It’s made of Smart Reflex® pocket springs that isolates motions within the area you’re lying down on, without moving the rest of the mattress. That will come in handy if you have a light sleeper beside you.
Price: P20,000 for Queen (available at Uratex Foam, Magallanes Showroom, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Makati)
3. Memory Foam Dreams, Fulfilled: Finally, a memory foam mattress you can afford!
Memory foam comes in all forms, from pillows to slippers, and it’s so popular because it feels so darn good. But if you thought that memory foam equals expensive; think again. The Uratex Senso Memory® Original mattress made me feel like I didn’t want to get out of bed, ever. It was the right blend of softness and firmness.
The top layer is made of memory foam, and the bottom layer is made of high-density foam, to create a firm base. This mattress reminded me of the beds I love in my favorite hotels—not too soft that you feel like you’re being sandwiched inside, but comfortable enough to make you feel happy and relaxed.
Price: P19,999.75 for Double (available at Blim’s, CW Depot, Ortigas)
4. Old-school firmness: What your senior-citizen housemates would want you to have, probably
Ask your grandparents about what makes a good mattress, and they’ll definitely choose one that’s extra firm, both to aid in their back, and the thinking that firm mattresses will last longer than its super soft counterparts.
Lying down on the Salem Prelude mattress made me feel like I was lying down on my parents’ bed, and that it would be approved by them due to its firmness and good lumbar support. It’s got a “Theraposture” system, which basically means that it goes with your body shape to give you the correct support it needs.
Price: P24,777 for Twin (available at Blim’s, CW Depot, Ortigas)
5. Start Up Luxe: Hotel-like softness, but without the hefty price tag
Enjoy the feel of a staycation every day if you’ve got a bed with the Uratex Premium Touch Viscoluxe in Soft. The entry level of Uratex’s luxury line of mattresses, it has a Smart Reflex® pocket spring system and a memory foam that makes turning or rolling around in bed more comfortable, and just gets better with use.
The firmness level of Soft makes this mattress good for your back, but still comfy enough for a good night’s sleep.
Price: P30,299.75 for Queen (available at Blim’s, CW Depot, Ortigas)
6. Follow the Scent: Love is in the air, quite literally
With essential oils being all the rage nowadays, it’s no surprise that beds have jumped in on the action. The Uratex Premium Touch ® Romance mattress, infused with the essences of ginseng, ylang-ylang, and cinnamon, is supposed to encourage more “romantic” times ahead.
The novelty of it was fun—the scent wasn’t overpowering while you’re lying down on the mattress, and it encourages, more than anything else, a calmer, more relaxing slumber.
Price: P52,999.75 for Queen (available at Uratex Foam, Magallanes Showroom, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Makati)
7. Keeping Your Cool: Staying sweat-free while you sleep is worth it
Waking up hot and in a pool of sweat is never fun, and Uratex knows the struggle. They came up with the Uratex Senso Memory Ultima mattress, which combines the best that memory foam has to offer, and paired with Hydragel® beads that absorbs your body heat, with their studies showing that it lowers your temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. While lying down on it, it did indeed feel cooler to the skin, like the soft touch of a breeze.
Price: P56,699.75 for Queen (available at Uratex Foam, Magallanes Showroom, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Makati)
8. High Standards: Invest in a bed to be used for generations
You need to flip all mattresses horizontally every so often to balance the usage out—using one side makes it uneven and dilapidated. The Starry Nite of Sweden takes it up a notch by being a two-sided mattress, meaning unlike other mattresses that you can simply flip to the other side, you can use both the top and bottom parts of the mattress. With its balanced firmness and softness, this mattress might be your go-to one if you’ll be using the same bed for generations to come.
Price: P74,950 for twin size (available at Blim’s CW Depot, Ortigas)
WHERE TO SHOP:
BLIMS Mattress Gallery
- CW Home Depot Ortigas, 1 Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. near corner. Meralco Avenue, Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.
- Ronac Lifestyle Center, Lot 6, Block 3, Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes, Makati City.
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