4 unexpected ways your mattress may be harming your health

Stop waking up sore and achy.

When you’re not getting enough sleep, it can start to affect your mental health. It’s difficult to concentrate; you can lose patience and even start to feel anxious. Tiredness may cause you to eat sugary convenience foods that give you a quick boost then send you further back down the health rollercoaster.*

Since we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, it’s worth investing in the best mattress you can afford. It’s not to say that a bad mattress can make you age prematurely but if you think about how much poor sleep can affect your mental and physical health, it’s not that much of a stretch.

Did you know that you can fix these health issues simply by swapping your mattress?

Medical experts have found that the surface you sleep on can affect the quality of sleep you have but because comfort is subjective, there are a few things to consider when choosing a mattress.

1 Is it too old?

Mattresses are household items we use every single day. But like most things, they have a best ‘use-by date. The problem is, we can’t easily tell when a mattress is past its prime. It’s not a ham sandwich.

2 Are you getting enough support?

It would help if your body had proper support during sleep. Because our spines are curved, we need to support that natural arch. If the spine pulls the wrong way, muscles, joints and ligaments can be affected.

The correct support also allows blood to flow naturally through capillaries and fine blood vessels. If your mattress feels lumpy or too soft, it might be time for a firmer one; alternatively, if your bed is too hard, that can lead to similar issues.

3 Too dusty?

Unfortunately, dust mites are common in our homes and since they love to feed on our dead skin cells and tend to bunker down in warm cosy places, they tend to end up in our mattresses en masse. Most people with dust allergies are actually allergic to the mites themselves, their feces and decaying bodies. Gross, we know. It’s a severe issue if you deal with asthma or allergies and one way to ensure that the mite colonies are under control is to replace your mattress every eight years.

4 Too Hot?

While there are plenty of medical reasons for night sweats, your mattress should not be one of them. If the foam is too dense or closely hugging your body, it could contribute to excessive heat retention. Some mattresses come with cooling technology so that’s worth investigating.

Time to go Mattress Shopping?

If replacing your mattress could mean you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day, reduce your caffeine dependence and give you more energy, it seems worth considering a replacement.

Tell us how long you’ve had your mattress (if you dare!) in the comments:

*This article is an opinion and does not provide medical advice or diagnosis. Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have any medical questions.

Why Dusk&Dawn

Some helpful insights

“I should have bought this bed long ago. The Premiere mattress is a winner. Don't know why I held back on upgrading for so long. ”

MaddyApril 26, 2023

“I bought the top of the range Signature mattress and I am out like a log every night. Now I actually look forward to sleeping. ”

Ben27 February 2023

“I bought a Signature Dusk&Dawn mattress for my parents as a surprise and they absolutely love it. They're getting up feeling much more rested. ”

Sophia5 May 2023

“I love my comfy Dusk&Dawn Essential mattress. So affordable, I'll be buying another one soon for my daughter. ”

Debbie11 June 2023

“I looked at other mattresses and then came across Dusk&Dawn through Google and I loved their 100 day Comfort Guarantee so I just got. It was a lucky find... I love it. ”

Ken12 March 2023

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FAQ’s

Delivery Timing and Expectations

We are NOT an 'Amazon' type business and we are NOT a bed-in-a-box either. We are a family business based locally in Melbourne and we actually care about the quality of product we sell and the quality of sleep we promise. For this very reason, we don't compromise on time or quality and make every mattress to order ~ tailor made by hand specifically to our customers needs.

Now sometimes this may take a little longer, but rest assured once you receive and sleep on one of our mattresses, you'll soon understand and appreciate why we are super proud of our master tailors and the quality products we make ~ for you! Quality like ours takes time and is well worth the wait.

PSSS. So please don't compare us to other brands promising to ship next day or ones that are made overseas.

Please see below shipping times based on Metro Locations

  • 5-10 working VIC/NSW
  • 10-14 working days SA/QLD
  • 14-21 working days QLD

Regional deliveries may take up to 2-4 weeks, based on your location.

Please contact our friendly sales team for more up-to-date timings.

What is included in your white glove delivery service?

Our white glove delivery service is a premium offering that sets us apart. When you choose this service, you can expect a dedicated two-person team to handle your mattress with care. They will transport it to your desired location, place it directly on your bedframe, and ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience for you. Additionally, we offer the option to remove your old mattress and responsibly dispose of it, saving you the trouble of dealing with its disposal. This comprehensive white glove delivery service prioritizes your comfort and convenience every step of the way.

What happens to my old mattress?

Metro locations: for a fee of $100, we will collect your old mattress and take it to a mattress recycler. Unfortunately we can not offer our mattress collection service in regional locations at this stage.

Do your mattresses come in a box?

No, our products are made using high quality materials which do not allow them to be compressed, rolled and squashed into a box. When this is done, quality is compromised and we don't do that.

How do I choose the mattress that is right for me/us?

We have carefully engineered two feels in each model, these two feels will please most. If you are looking for rock hard or super cloud soft, you are in the wrong place.

Comfy-Medium, our most popular feel is supportive with added comfort. Firm-Support is a little firmer and is comfort with added support.

Feel free to give us a call if you would like to discuss the options with one of our trained staff.

Are Dusk&Dawn mattresses environmentally friendly?

Yes, all Dusk&Dawn mattresses are made using Australian made foams and fabrics. We proudly use GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) and Oeko-Tex certified materials ensuring the most environmentally responsible products.

What type of bed frame do you recommend?

Our mattresses are designed for best performance when used in conjunction with our matching classic slimline base as part of a total sleep set. 

Where can I try your mattresses?

Right in the comfort of your own home! You have 100 nights to decide if you are happy with your selection. It certainly beats 20 minutes in a mattress shop.

Can I order over the phone?

Unfortunately not, for your security all orders must go through our website.

Do you have AfterPay?

Yes, we also accept ApplePay, Zip and PayPal too.

How much is delivery?

Our Delivery service is 100% FREE in metro areas, Australia Wide. For regional areas it's $250 flat rate. Certain regional areas may experience some delays in delivery. Please ask us for accurate delivery times.

What areas do you deliver to?

We are currently delivering to most regions of Australia excluding NT & TAS ( for potential deliveries to these areas please email support@duskanddawn.com.au ), including regional areas. Due to current freight delays and ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, regional deliveries may take up to 3-4 weeks. Please ask us for accurate delivery times.

What bed sheets fit the Signature mattress?

Due to the height of the Signature mattress being 38cm high, we advise you purchase 'Super Queen' size fitted sheets for a Queen size mattress as they will fit more comfortably around your mattress. These can be found at most bedding retailers across Australia including Adairs.

Is there a trial period?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your new mattress. For this reason, all Dusk&Dawn mattresses come with a 100 night comfort guarantee. During this time you can test your new mattress out in the comfort of your own home. You must own the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights from the date received, this will give your body the adequate time to adjust. If between, night 31-100 you still are not satisfied with your sleep, then let us know and we will arrange to collect your mattress and adjust the firmness before returning it right back to you FREE of charge. 

 

Please... Don't pay retail prices?

We are sold purely online. If we were to sell to popular retailers, our prices would be double and they would make huge margins. We want to pass those saving on to you - the customer. We pride ourselves on value for money. Quality Australian made workmanship using only premium materials. You simply won't get this quality of build at these prices at the major retailers. They need to make a big margin to pay for staff, lease or bricks and mortar.

Do we offer a refund?

Yes we do offer a refund. But first:

1. You must go through 1 Comfort change first as per our Comfort Guarantee policy;
2. And then if you are still not happy after a further 30 nights of sleeping on it, we will happily refund your money (Minus the shipping cost of $250).