Smiling couple set up their new snoozel green matter on a wooden bed frame

Snoozel green mattress set up and care guide

Set up and care guide

On average you spend a third of your life in bed, so it’s important that you pick the right mattress.  We believe that when you compare a snoozel green mattress against the competition, the differences are clear. Our premium green mattress is made from natural and certified organic materials without toxic chemicals or petroleum-based polyurethane foams. We pride ourselves on producing a mattress that is health focused, eco-conscious and socially aware.

It’s all about that base…

Your snoozel green mattress has amazing internal structure and support, but does need to be on a strong foundation. If your bed frame has excessive flex or sag, then your new mattress will do the same over time.

Using a bed frame with slats? We recommend that they should be strong, non-flexible and arranged with 7cm - 10cm gaps. For King and Super King beds there should be a central support as well.

Using a box spring base? These are designed for traditional innerspring mattresses, so we do not recommend it for the snoozel green mattress as it is a hybrid (a combination of Latex cushioning and pocket spring support), and may feel too bouncy on a box spring base.

If you would like any recommendations or advice for bed frames and bases please do get in touch

Place it properly

Our white glove delivery service will make sure your mattress is unwrapped and in place in your room of choice, so all you will need to do is give a quick brush down or vacuum of the surface; leave it uncovered to air for a few of hours; before putting on the sheets, lying back and relaxing. The mattress might have an initial odour that is not unpleasant, and perfectly natural, which will dissipate after a few hours of airing.

If you do need to rotate or move the mattress over a short distance, we recommend that it is done by at least 2 people, using the 2 sturdy handles on each side.

Pillow talk

A good pillow is key to sleeping soundly, and waking without pain and stiffness. If your neck and shoulders don’t get enough support, it can put your spine out of alignment, causing strain and discomfort as well as sleeplessness.

Selecting a pillow is a very individual process, but we think going natural is best, so lean towards an organic cotton cover with a good quality Down (if you prefer a lighter softer pillow), or Wool (if you like more firm support) filling. Does your sleeping position matter? Yes, and a general guide to follow is:

Side sleepers, will benefit from firmer, thicker pillows.

Front sleepers, find a softer pillow for more comfort.

Back sleepers, need a flatter pillow to maintain head and neck alignment.

Sheets and duvets

The snoozel green mattress is designed to help you sleep cool, and dry, by encouraging airflow and wicking moisture. We strongly recommend that you use fitted organic woven fabric sheets to compliment the natural properties of the mattress.

As for covers, it really is a matter of personal preference as to  how you change your set up with the seasons. However, whether you go for sheets, blankets or a duvet, we do strongly advise you to look for natural materials such as organic cotton, down and wool that will insulate and breathe naturally.

Remember to change and air bedding regularly as this has a huge impact on its performance, and in turn, your quality of sleep.

Sleep on it for a month

Most people love the snoozel green mattress straight away, but we suggest setting a reminder to take stock after you have slept on it for a whole month, as it can take a little time for the mattress to settle and your body adjust. If it is not working out for you please do get in touch and we can talk through some suggestions, and remember you have the safety of a 101 night trial period.

Rotate and air regularly

You should set a reminder to rotate your mattress 180 degrees every 2-3 months to help keep it in great shape (the mattress should not be flipped). Also, every time you change the sheets you should air the mattress for at least an hour to help keep it fresh.

Stains, stains go away…

Any gentle fabric cleaner will work on our organic cotton topper, but we prefer not to use commercial chemical based cleaning products. Nowadays you can find plenty of chemical free cleaning products, which you can use as per their instructions, or try this DIY solution for light stains and regular refreshening:

  1. Expose the mattress and sprinkle with a thin layer of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), fragranced with a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil.
  2. Let it sit for about 30 minutes. The baking soda will draw any dirt, moisture, and odors out of the fabric surface and the materials beneath (wool, cotton and latex).
  3. Vacuum all of the baking soda up, and replace sheets.