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Clean and Conscious Awards 2024: Chiropedic has 2 products finalists

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Our company is on the list of products selected by Clean and Conscious as finalists due to the quality and environmental standards.

Founded in 2019, the Awards are the brainchild of blogger, mother and practising Optometrist Emily Fletcher, who founded the Awards after identifying the need to celebrate safe and socially responsible products (Clean and Conscious).

As the website Sustainability Success explains, being environmental conscious is being mindful about how our actions can affect the environment and diminish bad effects on it. For our brand Chiropedic it applies to the choice of biodegradable materials and high manufacturing standards.

Sustainability Success give details about some benefits of being environmentally conscious:

Economic behaviour – When you’re aware of your impact on the environment, you’ll be more likely to recycle or reuse materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. You’ll also be able to reduce costs by purchasing used products or products made with recycled materials.

Health benefits – Being environmentally conscious can decrease your risk of certain diseases by moving to greener areas and walking or cycling more while avoiding more polluting transport options.

Social benefits – Environmentally conscious people often work together as part of groups called “communities” that help each other out without expecting anything back except appreciation. These communities offer something unique because they’re based solely on mutual respect between members who share common goals rather than profit motivation alone.

Creativity – Being environmentally conscious can help you become more creative by finding new ways to reuse or upcycle products that otherwise would end up in a landfill (Sustainability Success).

Clean and Conscious Awards 2024 recognize the best products in categories like skincare, makeup, body products, haircare, baby products, food and nutrition, home and others.

In the category Best Bed as part of Home awards, we have two products finalists. One is Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillow and the other is Eco Kids Pillow Top Mattress.

Bedbuyer valued our Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillow as Awarded Best Pillow 2024.

According to Bedbuyer, “The Chiropedic Pressure Relief Pillow brilliantly combines comfort, support, and cooling”.

Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillow offers an option for each need. The classic may suit most of the sleeper positions, while the Contour is specially designed to give more support on head and neck area, and the Low shape is better for back sleepers and kids.

We also offer other options in different materials like Memory Foam, Gel or Visco Elastic.

The other finalist, Eco Kids Pillow Top Mattress have features that make it a unique product and environmentally conscious on the manufacturing.

This product has the Low VOC Pillow Top Design as is engineered so the pillow top foam layer is mechanically fastened to the spring system without any use of glues or spray adhesives like in traditional pillow top mattresses.

Eco Kids Mattress has been named the best kids’ mattress in Australia for three consecutive years, 2022, 2023, and now in 2024. This recognition was given by BedBuyer, a well-respected organization known for providing expert and unbiased reviews of bedding products in Australia.

Not only is the mattress highly recommended by BedBuyer, but it has also been approved by chiropractors for its exceptional design and comfort. Specifically designed and recommended for children aged 2 and above, including teenagers and young adults, the mattress is suitable for all sleeping positions, whether front, back, or side.

As you can see, our brand is aware of respecting the environment keeping the quality of our products to provide the best comfort to all the family.

Soon we will know if we win an award with one of our finalists but meanwhile, you can find our range of products on Chiropedic or Eco kids.

How much does it cost to get a mattress delivered?

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Don’t pay for overpriced delivery

Shopping for a mattress can be a nightmare. Too often it means schlepping from one bedding store to another to be confronted by row after row of overpriced mattresses and confusing ‘special offers’.

So it’s no surprise that the “bed-in-a-box” idea of shopping online and having your mattress delivered to your home has become a popular option.

But you don’t have to go the bed-in-a-box route to shop online and get the perfect mattress delivered right to your front door for free. At Chiropedic, we deliver your mattress to your door, free of charge across the Metro Melbourne area.

Chiropedic’s mattress delivery costs

Our free express delivery service within the Melbourne Metro area is available across all our mattressesbeds and bases and bedroom furniture (excluding our Value Select range).

This also applies to our super-value bundles, which include all the mattress protectors and pillows you’ll require together with your mattress in one delivery.

As this is an express service with just one delivery driver, we cannot offer this service all the way to your front door if there are stairs involved.

Mattress delivery options

If our free express delivery service is not suitable for you, we also offer two reasonably priced delivery options:

Standard two-man delivery service: For $69, we will deliver your bed into your bedroom, negotiating any stairs or lifts as required.

Premium delivery service: For $99, we will deliver your bed into your bedroom, negotiating any stairs or lifts, and also carry out any assembly required (EG: bed frames, bedsides, ensembles and electric beds). Removal of related rubbish is also included.

Regional and interstate deliveries: At Chiropedic, we also offer regional & interstate deliveries at a very reasonable rate of $99. If you require any additional information regarding our interstate deliveries, please contact us on (03) 9318 1211 to request a quote, or email us at orders@chiropedic.com.au

We recommend that you always thoroughly inspect any goods delivered to you prior to signing ‘received in good order’. If any of your Chiropedic goods have been damaged in transit, contact us and we’ll find a solution immediately.

Why choose Chiropedic?

Who are we?

At Chiropedic, we are an Australian family-owned and operated business. We have been manufacturing mattresses and bases out of our very own factory located in Braybrook, Victoria since 1991.

We aim to be the most trusted and supportive brand delivering a positive impact to our customers’ sleep. This is why we promise to give you the best – and honest – advice on choosing the right mattress.

Price

Consumer group CHOICE says the idea that cost equals comfort in mattresses is the “No.1 mattress myth”.

As an Australian manufacturer selling directly to the public, we can sell our mattresses up to 70 per cent cheaper than many of the biggest national retailers.

Our mattresses range in price from just $89 up to $4,999, so we’re confident we’ve got the mattress you’re looking for.

And our best-price promise ensures you always get the best mattress deal possible.

Quality

Nobody can beat us on price, but that doesn’t mean we skimp on quality.

We are an award-winning manufacturer. All our products are certified Australian-made and we use only the best materials sourced from top-quality Australian suppliers such as Dunlop Foams and BekaertDeslee Textiles.

Reviews

Our customers lie at the core of everything we do. We want to offer quality mattress solutions at the best price for value. That’s why we’re so proud of the great reviews our customers leave us.

Free old mattress removal

This service is separate to Chiropedic, so you’ll need to schedule it with Soft Landing Mattress Recycling.

Choose from our wide range of pocket springgelmemory foamlatex and pillow-top mattresses, all designed and manufactured in Melbourne from quality Australian materials. Buy now and pay later with Zip or Afterpay — interest-free, flexible payment options.

We back our mattresses with a 7-day money-back guaranteea 100 and 30 -night trial and up to a 20-year warranty

Great for your warranty

Most mattress warranties include a clause that voids them if there is a stain on the mattress. This means that if you accidentally spill something on your mattress without a mattress protector in place you’ll be stuck with it, or have to buy a new one.

Tips on mattress care

If you’re not using a mattress protector, these tips on mattress care may come in handy.

Reducing dust and skin cells: Regular vacuuming may help to reduce the accumulations of dust and skin cells that will build up on your mattress over time. To absorb unpleasant mattress odours, sprinkle baking soda and leave for 30 minutes, then use the vacuum cleaner to remove.

Removing liquids: When liquids spill onto your mattress, quickly blot it dry. And if you notice any stains or marks, try to remove them as best you can by gently wiping or dabbing with a damp cloth. Never use solvents or strong chemicals.

Airing: Regularly exposing your mattress to fresh air and natural light can help to discourage mould and dust mites, and the increased air flow will help to carry away moisture and musty smells.

At Chiropedic, we recommend you leave the hard work of mattress maintenance to a mattress protector.

We have a range is available in all sizes and in a number of fabrics including TENCEL®, which is ideal for sensitive skin and eczema, recognised by the Eczema Association as Sensitive Skin Tried and Tested, and approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice Program.

Browse our selection of Protect-a-Bed mattress protectors and pillow protectors online. 

How often should you replace your mattress?

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Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you’re having trouble sleeping, or waking up with aches—it’s time to look into replacing your mattress.

Your bedtime sleeping companion (we’re still talking about the mattress here), is one of the most significant factors when it comes to a good night of rest. We’re all aware of the benefits and the importance of sleep. And given that your mattress is the only piece of furniture you’re spending hours every day using, it’s a worthwhile investment to replace.

If you’re looking to replace your mattress and are wondering how often a replacement is needed, we’ve listed some key considerations below.

As one of Australia’s leading mattress manufacturers and direct to consumer retailers, Chiropedic Mattresses, have been proudly supplying Australian-made mattresses to customers for over two decades.

How often you actually need to change your mattress

As frustrating as it is, there is no clear answer on the timeline for replacing your mattress and pillows. But, as a ballpark figure, ten years is a reasonable amount of time to be considering if your mattress needs replacing.

  • Pillows usually come with a replacement date on the inside, which is a good rule of thumb to go on. Mattresses can be a little bit more complicated to figure out.
  • A budget mattress will usually last somewhere around the 5-year mark, whereas a premium mattress which you’ve invested in can last anywhere up to 20 years—a fair difference.
  • Foam mattresses are more likely to sag than spring mattresses, especially if your mattress has been produced with cheap quality, lighter density foam.

Signs you may need a new mattress

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Aside from an old mattress losing its support and causing you pain or a poor night’s sleep, mould and dust mites can collect on pillows and mattresses after a long period of time.

However, this doesn’t have any immediate health risks, for the most part.

  • A good rule of thumb is that if you can see visible mould, it’s time to replace your mattress or any accessories and pillows, especially if you have asthma or a weakened immune system.
  • If you have asthma or allergies that are noticeably worse around bedtime or in your bedroom, it’s also worth looking into the lifespan of your mattress, as dust mites can trigger health issues for some people with asthma or eczema.
  • Itchy eyes, running noses or rashes are common symptoms which could indicate that you’re due for a mattress or pillow replacement.

Why choose Chiropedic Mattresses?

All Chiropedic Mattresses are made from top-quality, Australian-sourced materials from leading Australian suppliers such as Dunlop Foams and Bekaert Deslee Textiles.

It means that every time you purchase from us, you know that you’re buying a long-lasting mattress that is top quality, comfortable and supportive.

Because all of our mattresses and bases are sold directly to the public, we can pass savings onto consumers, making our prices up 70% cheaper than the big retailers without compromising quality.

To prove it, all of our Australian made mattresses come with a 20-year quality guarantee warranty. Now that’s confidence.

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Care notes

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Keeping your mattress and pillows dry, and free from moisture will prevent any mould from forming on your bed. Human sweat and daily sleeping patterns won’t cause mould to form.

Using pillow and mattress protectors will also assist in increasing the lifespan and longevity of your bedroom items. Changing your linen regularly, as well as leaving a window open to get air moving through your bedroom are some easy ways to maintain the quality of your mattress and pillows.

If your mattress is a spring mattress, we’d recommend turning it around every month or so for the first six months, and then once every quarter after that. This allows for even weight distribution throughout the mattress, meaning you’ll be getting the most use out of your purchase.

Put a new mattress to the test and visit us at one of our 4 mattress stores across Victoria. If you’re not sure where to start, have a look at our mattresses online for sizes, feel, and comfort layers.

The benefits of mattresses without foam

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Spring mattresses have been giving us a good night’s sleep since the early 1800’s. Since then, industry trends have come and gone, but the trusty spring designed mattress has endured.

As an Australian, family-owned and operated business since 1991, Chiropedic Mattresses has seen more than our fair share of mattress trends come and go. One such trend has been cropping up lately — a foam mattress, easy to transport, squeeze, roll or compress in the boot of your car.

Foam mattresses, in hot demand across Australia, are made from a visco-elastic material. It means the mattress changes shape and reverts to its original form afterwards. Instead of having a traditional, spring-form, bouncy feel, memory foam responds slowly to pressure.

Before rushing out to buy the latest trend you’ll be sleeping on for the next couple of years, here are some of the considerations we think are essential to take into account.

The problem with foam mattresses

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While foam mattresses offer some great performance characteristics like density, motion transfer control, and contour; they often have some significant problems, particularly when companies opt for budget materials.

The type of foam used in a memory foam mattress is probably the biggest determiner when it comes to price point and quality. Polyfoam is a common material used in budget memory foam mattresses, but this type of material degrades quickly, leaving you with little support and a sagging mattress.

Similarly, the density of foam materials used in the mattress has a massive impact on the durability and lifespan of a foam mattress.

To top it off, often foam mattresses retain heat and have restricted airflow due to the lack of breathability. This can lead to discomfort at night, especially during hot Australian summers.

The benefits of spring mattresses

Spring mattresses are considered the most traditional type of mattress, with innerspring beds covered by upholstery materials, like fibre or foam. Often, spring mattresses will have zones of coils to suit different pressure points of the body.

The coils create a firm core that won’t sag as quickly as other materials.

What you should put a premium on

Price point vs. durability

The price point of spring mattresses correlate to the expected lifespan and durability of the bed. The most budget-friendly options will last around three to five years, but the more expensive and luxury models, should you be willing to invest, will last up to a decade with proper care.

Coil count

The better spring mattresses will have a higher coil count, layers of coils or zones of coils in order to apply the right pressure to different points of the body. Higher coil counts can provide better support and contouring, so when shopping for your mattress, try to select a mattress with a coil count of at least 400 for a Queen, and 480 for a King.

Coil wire gauge

Coil wire gauge refers to how thick each coil’s wire is within the mattress. As a general rule, low-gauge coils are thinner with a springier, softer feel, and high-gauge coils are thicker with firmer push-back and more durability. But springs with a smaller centre diameter can have a low-gauge wire but provide a firmer feel and are stronger due to the increased coil count in the full spring system.

Other add on’s and layers for comfort

Layers of fabric or gels:

Comfort layers give you the best of both: the support and durability of a spring mattress, and the custom comfort level best suited to you.

  • Natural latex layer provides excellent resilience and stops sagging. Latex is also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, providing a healthier night’s sleep.
  • Gel offers you a temperature neutral layer and often cooling effect, great for hot sleepers and extra-comfort during hot summer nights.
  • Visco memory foam can help relieve aches and pains overnight, by displacing pressure along the body. That means you’re able to get the comfort of a foam mattress as well as the durability and support of a spring mattress.

Additionally, plush layers of fabrics give your mattress a more luxurious, premium feel. Layers of cotton, wool, and bamboo are some of the other factors to consider.

We can help you find the best spring mattress for you. Visit us in one of our 9 stores across Victoria, or shop for mattresses 

Spring Mattresses vs Foam Mattresses

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The victor in the battle between spring mattresses and foam mattresses is one that you will have to choose. After all, it’s you (and perhaps a special person or four-legged friend), who will be spending every night on it.

Chiropedic Mattresses‘ have been manufacturing mattresses out of their Braybrook factory in Victoria since 1991. As one of Australia’s only family owned and operated mattress manufacturers and retailers, we’re passionate about finding your dream sleep partner.

What are the key differences between foam and spring?

Spring pros:

    • Established
    • Credited with superior support
    • Credited with durability
    • Sleeps cool
    • No break in period

Spring cons:

    • Some older mattresses require flipping
    • Some noise from inferior or older models

Foam pros:

    • Anti-microbial
    • Credited with even distribution of support

Foam cons:

    • Sleeps hot
    • Expensive
    • Needs a break in period
    • Odour

8 things to consider before you decide on foam vs spring

There’s a lot to decide on when you’re weighing up between a foam mattress and a spring mattress. To make your decision easier, we’ve broken down everything you should consider before you buy a mattress.

1. Reliability

Spring mattresses have been taking care of our sleep since the 1800’s. The spring model involves metal coils within its frame, which can also be wrapped in fabric and layered with a variety of materials for comfort and further support.

As the reigning king of mattress choices, it’s still a popular choice among buyers who want the best, reliable option for their bed.

2. Support

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Spring mattresses have widely been credited for superior support, as they are designed to ease the human body into a relaxed state while relieving pressure points.

Different “zones” of spring resistance support and provide comfort levels to each of the different pressure points of your body—the head, lower back/hips, calves/feet—are all supported through higher resistance springs. Different pressure relief is provided for the shoulders/upper back and knees/calves with lower resistance springs.

Memory foam mattresses take some time to respond to your body shape and conform to your sleeping style, thus giving you support as you rest.

Foam mattress advocates will argue quality foam mattresses can relieve pressure points by letting the body sink into the structure, and mould support around a particular person.

3. Comfort

The breathable environment of spring mattresses prevents body heat retention and allows air to circulate more freely. There is also no break-in period with these mattresses.

The compact structure of a foam mattress is credited for prohibiting dust mites and bacteria to travel further down the mattress.

Some memory foam mattresses will retain heat due to their structure. Layers of foam act as a barrier between your skin and fresh air, causing all your body heat and sweat to sit next to you. Some more high-quality, modern mattresses have somewhat solved this problem by using cooling technologies or mechanisms (e.g. gel memory foam).

4. Longevity

Spring mattresses generally last anywhere upwards of 5 years, dependent on the build of the mattress and care. High-grade steel coils and can assist with your mattresses longevity.

Similarly, investing is a high-quality foam mattress means they can last between 10-15 years.

5. Maintenance

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Spring mattresses are best maintained when they are rotated every 3-6 months to avoid just placing pressure in one area.

Foam mattresses and spring mattresses should be maintained in the same way, so you should also flip foam mattresses every 3-6 months. However, a cheaper memory foam mattresses often emits a chemical smell. Foam mattresses often contain a polyurethane foam that is synthetic and contains chemicals. These aren’t necessarily dangerous for you, however, there are things called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are responsible for the chemical smell that comes from foam mattresses.

6. Sound

This is a bit of a myth that we can put to bed once and for all. The sound of spring coil mattresses are a bit of a myth from only one mattress: Sleepmaker Miracoil. Luckily for your ears, modern spring mattresses don’t actually produce any sound.

7. Costs

In order to invest in memory foam mattresses, you’ll have to spend a bit more upfront. Spring mattresses come in a wide variety of cost points, all of which have pros and cons.

8. How you sleep

If you’re a side, back or front sleeper will affect what kind of mattress best suits you. Talk to an expert in mattresses to understand which mattress firmness works best for your sleep style.

Which mattress is best for you?

You should always do your research, test mattresses in store, and pick the mattress you’re most comfortable with. In our opinion, spring mattresses tick more boxes in terms of comfort, support, durability, and longevity.

Remember to check the reviews on Bedbuyer over Chiropedic’s mattresses.

We’d love to help you find your dream sleep partner. Take a look at our mattresses online to see our range of spring mattresses. It’s important to try a mattress before you buy, which is why we have 4 mattress stores across Victoria.