The Six Essential Features of Premium Sleep

What should you look for when investing in a mattress? As bedmakers with over 120 years’ experience, we believe it comes down to these essentials, which create the ideal conditions for healthy, restorative sleep. What we at A.H. Beard call Premium Sleep.

Look for these before you invest in a mattress.


Don’t Be Disturbed

The support system in your mattress should absorb and isolate the movements of others sharing your bed, helping to reduce partner disturbance and prevent premature waking.


Temperature Regulating

To keep you comfortable on warm nights, your mattress should be made with components that promote airflow and fabrics with natural wicking properties.


Adaptive Support

To prevent you from waking, the support system in your mattress should respond to your body’s size and weight, providing just the right amount of support where you need it.


Pressure Relieving Comfort

As you recline, your mattress’s comfort layers should gently conform to your body’s curves, helping to relieve pressure, prevent discomfort and keep you relaxed from dusk till dawn.


Breathe Easy

The Sensitive Choice blue butterfly symbol on a mattress is your assurance of long-term protection against dust mites and their allergens. Awarded by the National Asthma Foundation, you’ll only find it on A.H. Beard mattresses.


It Feels Right For You

Your mattress should create a luxurious first impression that is repeated every time you go to bed.

The Science of Premium Sleep

Sleep expert, Dr Carmel Harrington, explains the science of sleep, the physical and mental benefits of premium sleep, and how we can each achieve it.

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The Personal Nature of Sleep Wellness

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How Sleep Affects Physical & Mental Wellbeing

What positive impacts does good quality sleep have on our mental and physical wellbeing?
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The Stages of Sleep

What happens to our mind and our body during the stages of sleep? How does sleep create optimal performance?
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The Impact of COVID on Sleep

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Sleep - Australia’s New Health Crisis

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Dr Carmel Harrington has been working in the world of sleep for nearly 20 years. A former lawyer and educator, she has a PHD in Sleep Medicine from Sydney University and consults with companies and educational institutions on sleep health.

Dr. Carmel Harrington

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The Journey of Premium Sleep

Understand what happens to our brains and bodies during the deepest, most rejuvenating sleep of all.

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“Sleep directly impacts how we look, feel and perform and can have a major impact on our overall quality of life. It is the superpower we need to achieve our goals and ultimately live our best life.”

Rachel Beard

Sleep Wellness Manager

This is by far the best mattress I have ever slept on. It was recommended to me by my sister as sleeping on this bed really helped with her back pain. And I can say that it has helped me immensely with my back issues. It is very comfortable and supportive.

Highly recommend this mattress


Central Queensland, via

Multiple purchases have been made, for both family and our rental property. A good night’s sleep is such a basic requirement for health and happiness. A good quality mattress is the foundation.

We will continue to be proud to buy Australian. Well made and THE BEST.


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The last bed we had for 12 years – a queen size A.H. Beard was great so we upgraded to a king size and are very happy with the Grand Harmony plush – great that they are made in Australia.


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