A natural fibre which has been grown and harvested for the production of textiles and clothing for many centuries. This uniquely breathable and naturally absorbent filling is used in the construction of our mattresses due to its ability to naturally wick away moisture ensuring restful sleep.
Extra Long Mattress
Go long, with your next mattress.
We’re all getting taller, with the average height of both British men and women having increased by over 10cm in the last century: a faster rise than in other nations, and faster rise than at any point in recorded history! The result is that the British are now ranked as one of the tallest populations worldwide. If you’re one of the many people whose feet hang off the end of the bed every night, firstly: don’t worry, you’re not alone! Secondly, let us assure you that choosing to have an extra long mattress will make all the difference.
At The Odd Company we can tailor the length of your mattress to suit you. Whether you’re looking for just a couple of extra centimetres or something much longer, a fully sprung long mattress up to 300cm (9’10”) in length from The Odd Company is the solution.
Like every mattress we make, those of an extra long length will contain the highest quality natural fillings and be upholstered using a cotton ticking. We choose to use natural materials on account of a number of superior characteristics which cannot be matched by synthetic substitutes such as foam. All our long mattresses are also fully sprung, to ensure your spine is correctly supported while you sleep.
When is an extra long mattress needed?
It is recommended that a mattress is at least 4″ (10cm) longer than the person sleeping in it to guarantee full support and avoid overhanging limbs. This means if you’re taller than 6’0” (180cm), and 15% of us are, you’re too tall for a regular single or double mattress and an extra long mattress would be better suited to your body length. If you’re one of the 2.5% of the UK population that make up an exclusive club of individuals taller than 6’4” (190cm), then an extra long mattress with a length of at least 6’8″ (203cm) would be highly recommended.
Our bespoke, fully sprung, long mattresses don’t just come in pre-set sizes, meaning you can choose exactly how long you want yours to be, with an extra long mattress considered to be anything above a standard length.
When is an extra-long mattress an extra long mattress?
The answer will depend on the width of your bed…
Today two standard mattress lengths exist 190cm (6’3”) and 200cm (6’6”). All standard sized mattresses up to and including a Double are 190cm (6’3″) long, whereas standard sizes beyond this width such as King and Super King are 200cm (6’6”) long. All our standard sized mattresses can be made to any length required, meaning that when it comes to an extra long mattress length nothing is off limits.
In simple terms, at The Odd Company we can make a mattress for you to any length, width or shape.
Other Odd requirements…
A mattress of an extra long length is just the start of the many areas of customisation we can offer to ensure your mattress suits you perfectly. Along with length we can also make your mattress wider or narrower than is standard, add a curved edge or a cut-out corner.
We also make divan bed bases of any size to accommodate your extra long mattress. Our divans can be made to incorporate a number of storage solutions – from drawers to superb ottoman storage where the entire lid lifts along with the mattress via springs and pistons. All of our divans can be upholstered in one of our fabrics, or your own supplied fabric on request.
We use natural fillings whenever we can. Not only are natural materials often hypoallergenic, they are also sustainable, and can be widely recycled when your bespoke mattress eventually needs replacing.
Synthetic materials like memory foam, petroleum-based rubber and latex are non-porous, making them great materials for the production of insulation, wellington boots and birthday balloons, but which should be kept out of the bedroom as much as possible. They are hot and unhygienic, breathe poorly, retain moisture and hold in heat. They also contain glues and solvents, which of course, evaporate creating an odour. That being said, if we were to find breathable, sustainable, man-made fibres which performed better than the fillings listed below for our bespoke mattresses we would of course consider using them: we just haven’t found any yet…
Because all of our mattresses use natural fillings, they’re hypoallergenic, non-irritable, and breathable. We use a cotton ticking to upholster our bespoke mattresses, for a most luxurious and comfortable finish.
A natural material which has played an important role in the British economy since the medieval period, and whose trade was once described as the ‘jewel in the crown of the realm’. Wool brings a number of benefits to a mattress. Unlike synthetic fibres which tend to trap and hold moisture and heat, wool’s structural composition makes it great at regulating temperature. Wool, like cotton, is also incredibly breathable, wicking away moisture and ensuring you stay cosy during winter months and cool during summer ones. It is thanks to these properties that we use it as a filling in some of our highest specification mattresses.
For hundreds of years horsehair has been an important filling in mattresses of the highest specification. Before the interior and later pocket spring system were invented each strand of curled hair acted like a tiny spring, creating support and elasticity within the mattress. We continue to use horsehair today for this exact same reason – think of it as providing an extra layer of natural micro-spring close to the sleeping surface, to complement the pocket sprung system found in the mattress core. Additionally the fluted structure which each strand forms channels moisture and heat away from the body while you sleep, replacing it with cooler, fresher air over the course of the night.
The coat of the Kashmir goat is considered one of the most luxurious wools available, its fine fibres – half the width of sheep’s wool – make it incredibly soft and springy to the touch and therefore one of the finest fillings that can be used in your mattress.
The goats take their name from the Kashmir region in the Indian subcontinent in which they were first found, an environment which is subject to extreme fluctuations in temperature. Cashmere, like other wools, is therefore an excellent regulator of heat. It is best to think of cashmere as a natural, silent air conditioning unit built into your bed. The structure of each hair is such that it directs heat along the fibre to be released into the cooler environment. When it is cold, cashmere’s crimp – the natural waviness of each hair – traps large volumes of air between its fibres, creating an insulation layer which holds heat.