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 wide mattresses for all the space you’ve ever wanted in bed
In the Great British Sleep Survey 34% of participants said that they felt their partner kept them awake at night. Sharing the bed with a restless sleeper can be difficult, but most of the time a little bit of extra space can make all the difference.
But how wide a mattress should you opt for? In our opinion, go as wide as you can: you can live without bedside tables, if the result is a perfect night’s sleep on your extra-wide mattress. With a wide mattress from The Odd Company you can bid farewell to a crowded, hot bed and improve your sleeping experience by creating a bed that’s as large as you want. We handmake all our fully sprung mattresses to any dimension and use natural fillings to create a mattresses designed for a perfect nights sleep.
Below are some of the ways we make our wide mattresses perfectly Odd.
Bespoke Wide Mattresses
All our wide mattresses are handmade to to the size you request, with the width and length as well as the depth all being customisable. This is ideal if you have an antique or European bed that has an unusual width, or if you’re looking to be able to spread, starfish or stretch without a limb protruding over the mattress edge, or coming into contact with your partner. It’s important, especially with bespoke wide mattresses, that you get the measurements right. We therefore suggest if you are looking to replace your old mattress you always measure the bed frame, as accurately measuring a mattresses, be it old or new, is incredibly difficult.
Share the bed with a restless sleeper? Go pocket sprung…
On average we all wiggle, toss and turn 80 times over the course of a nights sleep. For those of us who share a bed with a restless sleeper, we know this figure to be a lot higher. Opting for a pocket sprung mattress helps limit motion transfer – where your partners movement passes through the mattresses interrupting your sleep. This transfer is reduced as each spring sits independently in its own individual fabric pocket, these pockets prevent the springs from falling over, but crucially also allow the springs to move independently of those around it. This independence means that should your partner gets up for a midnight snack their movement doesn’t ripple through the mattresses and you remain peacefully undisturbed.
Opting for an extra wide mattress with a pocket sprung spring system means you can put as much space as you need between you and your partner. This allows you to both continue to share a bed while at the same time maintaining your own personal space, allowing you to both get the deep restorative sleep without any interruption or disturbance.
Zip and Link Functionality
As well as wide mattresses that are constructed in one piece we can also make a wide mattresses out of two or more narrower mattresses which are zipped together once in the bedroom. This can be particularly useful in instances where you might want a wide mattress but access restrictions, be it door frames or staircases, will make the mattress’s journey to the bedroom difficult, if there is no flexibility in its shape.
Luxury Wide Mattresses
All our mattresses are made by hand using only the highest quality fillings and fabrics. The techniques used in each step of the production process have been perfected over generations, meaning that when all elements are brought together, your luxurious wide mattresses delivers you into deep restorative sleep.
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 forms each strand 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.