Exploring the Different Types of Mattresses Available in Australia

When it comes to a good night’s sleep, choosing the right mattress is essential. With a plethora of options available in the Australian market, finding the perfect mattress can be overwhelming. To help you make an informed decision, let’s take a look at the different types of mattresses and the key differences between each one.

#1 – Innerspring coil Mattresses:

Innerspring mattresses were traditionally the most common mattress type and they are still widely available. They are constructed with a steel coil support system. The number, shape and gauge of the coils can vary, affecting the firmness and support. These mattresses provide good airflow, keeping you cool during warm Australian nights.

Innerspring mattresses come in various firmness levels, catering to different sleep preferences. The traditional design has evolved in recent years and some premium innerspring mattresses feature individually-wrapped coils, reducing motion transfer and ensuring a more undisturbed sleep.

#2 – Memory foam mattresses:

Memory foam mattresses are known for their contouring abilities. The majority of memory foam mattresses are made offshore and as such are an inferior product to a locally made mattress.

They do respond well to body heat and pressure, conforming to your body shape for personalized support. These mattresses are also good for relieving pressure points, making them ideal for individuals with back pain or joint issues. Traditional memory foam retains body heat, but some pricey modern versions have been engineered with cooling technologies to mitigate heat retention. Keep in mind it can be very expensive to source a quality memory foam mattress that is locally made. It really comes down to what you are willing to pay for your mattress.

# 3 Latex foam Mattresses:

Latex mattresses are crafted from natural or synthetic latex foam. Latex mattresses are not as widely available as other types of mattresses.

They offer a buoyant and responsive feel, combining the contouring benefits of memory foam with a bit more bounce. Natural latex mattresses are eco-friendly and hypoallergenic, making them a popular choice for environmentally-conscious consumers. However it is important to note that some consumers report that latex mattresses retain too much heat, making them too warm at night. Further, while they are generally hypoallergenic, some people may still have a latex allergy, making them an unsuitable choice. Latex mattresses are solid so not suited to those who prefer a softer mattress. They can also be hard to move due to their weight.

#4 Mattress-in-a-box:

Mattresses-in-a-box are are usually made of foam or foam-like materials. 90% (or more) of mattresses-in-a-box are made offshore, making them an inferior quality to a locally made mattress. They are delivered compressed in vacuum-sealed packaging, however are shipped in bulk, meaning their materials may be compressed for up to 6 months. This can affect the foam quality and many find that their mattresses don’t fully inflate as they should. They are generally cheaper than conventional mattresses and as such don’t provide the same level of comfort, or comfort level options, as a premium hybrid mattress.

#5 - Hybrid mattresses:

Hybrid Mattresses combine the very best of a memory foam and innerspring mattress, with all the bells and whistles from these styles of bedding, plus some added luxuries. They are a perfect mix of memory foam and spring mattresses and blend different materials, usually combining innerspring coils with memory foam. This combination aims to provide the best of both worlds – the support of innerspring and the comfort of foam. Hybrid mattresses are versatile and can be customized to ensure an exceptional sleep experience and cater to a wide range of sleepers with varying preferences for firmness and support. The innerspring core offers robust support, while the top layers provide cushioning and contouring for pressure relief.

All Dusk&Dawn mattresses are hybrid and each and every mattress is tailor made-to-order and carefully handcrafted by our skilled mattress makers at our headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. When your mattress is ready to leave the warehouse, our complimentary White Glove Delivery Service ensures you don’t need to lift a finger, we even take your old mattress away!

Fun facts: Did you know our Signature mattress has an additional layer of mini pocket springs, providing an extra layer of comfort and support? With over 1000 individually encased springs, our unique double decker pocket coil system features Iso-Coil combined with Iso Mini. The dual coil formula is the ultimate in total body support.

Further, all the comfort foams used in Dusk&Dawn mattresses are Global Green Tag certified, ensuring our range is not only better for you, but better for the planet too.

Explore our full range here.


How to choose your comfort type!

Plush (Firmness scale is 3-4)
Our softest and most plush mattress, cushioning the body and giving you a luxurious sleep whilst still supporting your body throughout the night. Plush is perfect for side sleepers.

Comfy Medium (Firmness scale is 5-6)
Our most popular feel. Comfy Medium offers the perfect blend of support and comfort. Allows your hips and shoulders to sink in a little while still offering plenty of support to your back, neck and spine. Perfect for those who sleep on their back.

Firm Support (Firmness scale is 7-8)
A little on the firmer side. Firm Support is designed for those who prefer a firmer feel but still enjoy comfort. Ideal for those who sleep on their stomach.


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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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

  • 7-14 working VIC/NSW
  • 10-16 working days QLD
  • 14-21 working days SA / WA

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).