Best Mattress 2016

Top 7 Mattresses You Can Buy

Best Rated
Silentnight 7-Zone Memory Foam Mattress
Best Seller
Happy Beds Orthopedic Mattress
Visco Therapy Memory Foam
4FT6 Double Matress
Bedzonline 3 Zone Mattress
Happy Beds Luxury Single Mattress
Best Deal
Happy Beds Deluxe Reflex
ModellSilentnight 7-Zone Memory Foam MattressHappy Beds Orthopedic MattressVisco Therapy Memory Foam4FT6 Double MatressBedzonline 3 Zone MattressHappy Beds Luxury Single MattressHappy Beds Deluxe Reflex
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TypeMemory FoamBonnell SpringMemory FoamMemory Foam
Reflex Foam
Memory Foam
Reflex Foam
Bonnell SpringReflex Foam
Memory Foam
Spring Coil
Cover/Ticking100% Polyutherane100% Damask100% Polyutherane100% Polyurethanen.i.100% Damaskn.i.
Cover Washablen.i.
Comes Rolled Up
Comfort Zones7 ZonesN.A.3 ZonesNo Zones3 ZonesNo ZonesNo Zones
FirmnessMedium SoftExtra FirmMedium SoftMedium SoftMedium FirmMedium FirmMedium
Available Sizes90 x 190 cm
90 x 200 cm
135 x 190 cm
140 x 200 cm
150 x 200 cm
160 x 200 cm
180 x 200 cm
75 x 190 cm
90 x 190 cm
120 x 190 cm
135 x 190 cm
150 x 200 cm
180 x 200 cm
90 x 190 cm
120 x 190 cm
135 x 190 cm
150 x 200 cm
135 x 190 cm140 x 190 cm90 x 190 cm75 x 190 cm
90 x 190 cm
120 x 190 cm
135 x 190 cm
150 x 200 cm
Depth20 cm25 cm15 cm15 cm15 cm17 cmn.i.
(Special) Features
  • Pressure relieving
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Anti dust mite
  • Orthopaedic
  • Breathable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Micro Quilted Maxi-Cool Cover
  • 2 Fibre Pillows
  • Orthopaedic
  • Anti dust mite
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Orthopaedic
  • 2 x extra pillows
  • Anti dust mite
  • Cheap price good value buy
  • Looks impressive
  • Orthopaedic
  • Hypoallergenic
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Best Rated
Silentnight 7-Zone Memory Foam Mattress
Silentnight 7-Zone Memory Foam Mattress
  • Pressure relieving
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Anti dust mite
169,00 €
Best Seller
Happy Beds Orthopedic Mattress
Happy Beds Orthopedic Mattress
  • Orthopaedic
  • Breathable
  • Hypoallergenic
139,49 €
Visco Therapy Memory Foam
Visco Therapy Memory Foam
  • Micro Quilted Maxi-Cool Cover
  • 2 Fibre Pillows
108,00 €
4FT6 Double Matress
4FT6 Double Matress
  • Orthopaedic
  • Anti dust mite
  • Hypoallergenic
69,99 €
Bedzonline 3 Zone Mattress
Bedzonline 3 Zone Mattress
  • Orthopaedic
  • 2 x extra pillows
  • Anti dust mite
77,99 €
Happy Beds Luxury Single Mattress
Happy Beds Luxury Single Mattress
  • Cheap price good value buy
  • Looks impressive
54,95 €
Best Deal

Things You Should Know For Our Mattress Reviews

Welcome at our best mattresses reviews! The foundation of good sleep is a comfortable bed and the right mattress. It can be the difference between a restorative night’s sleep and poor quality sleep that results in tiredness and fatigue.

With so many mattresses to choose from, what’s the best way to tell that you’re making the right decision as to what is the best mattress, which mattress brand to pick or simply, what is the best mattress to buy in the UK right now? We’ve been testing as well as reading up on how to make out the best mattresses for you, and offer most important advice in our best mattress reviews for this vital decision!

Do I need a new bed?

To start off, the sleep council has an easy to answer yes/no list to find out if you’d need a change of bed, so here’s a few things to consider:

  • Have you had your mattress more than seven years?
  • Do you wake up with stiffness and/or aches and pains?
  • Are you sleeping as well as you did a year ago?
  • Have you had a better night’s sleep in a bed other than yours?
  • Does your mattress show signs of visible wear and tear (it sags, is lumpy etc)?

There are literally thousands of beds from which to choose and there’s no such thing as the perfect type of bed for a particular condition or situation.

A change of bed can often be a necessity for various other reasons too, such as marriage, weight loss/gain or a new home – but before you hand over your cash, no matter which mattress, check if the mattress fulfills these important criteria:

Body support: a mattress should keep your spine the same shape as when you’re standing up.
Durability: a good mattress will not get harder or softer over time.
Stabilisation: in the interest of you best mattress reviews readers – with a good mattress, you’re less likely to wake up when your partner turns or moves in the night.

Mattress Guide

As we don’t only want to show you examples of good mattresses but tell you all you need to know about your best mattress UK, the following part of our best mattresses reviews read thoroughly will ensure you your best buy yet!

The first thing you’ll notice about a mattress is its cover – known in the trade as ticking. Manufacturers spend a lot of time choosing attractive colours and designs so their mattresses will look good – but remember that 99% of the time it will be covered up with bed clothes!

The ticking is not just there for its good looks: it also needs to be tough and tear resistant. Better quality cloths are woven or knitted in high quality viscose or cotton yarns. Cheaper cloths in polyester or polypropylene are often printed. At the budget end of the market are bonded or stitchbond fabrics and some cheaper knits.

Ticking with special qualities is now also increasingly being used by mattress manufacturers. Some of the options include antidust mite/anti-allergy, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-static, breathable, water resistant, stain resistant, highly absorbent, naturally fire retardant etc.

But one of the most popular options are tickings that offer effective thermal regulation through moisture wicking and evaporation technology. There are now quite a few companies offering performance fabrics that move perspiration away from the body and through the fabric where it can evaporate quickly allowing you to feel cooler and more comfortable.

Name Imperial Size Metric Size
Small Single 2’6″ x 6’3″ 75 x 190 cm
Single 3′ x 6’3″ 90 x 190 cm
Small Double 4′ x 6’3″ 120 x 190 cm
Double 4’6″ x 6’3″ 135 x 190 cm
King 5′ x 6’6″ 150 x 200 cm
Super King 6′ x 6’6″ 180 x 200 cm

N.B. Metric and imperial sizes are not exact equivalents.

There are other known mattress sizes which have to be individually requested in the store you’re buying at, such as: 140 x 70 cm; 140 x 200 cm; 80 x 200 cm; 200 x 80 cm; 200 x 90 cm etc.

Inside a mattress

There are essentially two main types of mattresses’ construction – those with and those without springs – of which none specifically defines which is the best mattress to buy.

The majority of mattresses in the UK have spring interiors, which provide the ‘core’ support. Changing the spring construction, thickness (gauge) of the wire, the number of coils, height of each spring and the quantity alters the tension, feel and weight distribution properties of each mattress. Best mattresses reviews. Spring interior mattresses can be ‘zoned’ – across the middle to give extra support for heavier hips and shoulders; half and half, to provide different tensions on each side of the bed; or round the edge of the mattress to give it extra rigidity. Different tensions can be achieved within the same mattress. Some units also allow the user to adjust the mattress tension themselves.

There are three main types of spring interiors:
1. Open coil or open sprung: The most commonly used type
2. Continuous spring: These feel more responsive
3. Pocket spring: Best adjusts to body contours

Fillings

Interior sprung mattresses use a wide variety of fillings to create different properties and comfort options, as well as affecting price. Fillings are chosen for their resilience, durability, flexibility and ability to absorb body moisture. In cheaper mattresses, fillings usually come in compact pads; in better quality models, layers of loose fillings in greater volumes are often preferred.

Filling Function
Cotton Often used near the surface for its soft feel and its ability to breathe, and to absorb moisture.
Wool Naturally resilient fibre, creating a luxurious feel with good fire retardancy properties, it is also breathable.
Foam Different types of foam are used for their cushioning effect. They include latex, polyurethane and visco-elastic (memory foam mattresses).
Polyester A synthetic material with good recovery properties.
Hair Highly resilient fibre, often described as “nature’s spring”. Available in pads or loose for high luxury.
Coir fibre pads Made from coconut fibre are generally used next to the spring to insulate and prevent the spring being felt or penetrating. Alternatives include compressed wool or synthetic pads.
Silk, cashmere, mohair and other fine, natural fibres Used for additional luxury and insulation properties.

For the non sprung mattresses, there are four main types: foam, gel, floatation and futons.

Foam

Most foam mattresses are made from layers of different densities of foam. By varying their density and depth, it’s possible to achieve different levels of comfort and support. They are particularly suitable for use with slatted bases and adjustable beds.

There are three main types of foam in use:
1. Latex: Even distribution of pressure for independent support.
2. Visco elastic/Memory foam: Has good pressure relieving properties.
3. Polyurethane (PU) foam: Performance and price vary according to density and quality.

Gel

  • Can be combined with other materials eg foam
  • Cooling thermo -regulating properties
  • Delivers benefits such as breathability, pressure relief and body support

Floatation beds

  • Support is determined by the amount of water used and the level of motion can also be varied
  • Known for their pressure free support and also good for allergy sufferers. – Variable temperature heaters keep the bed warm and cosy

Futons

  • Made from layers of cotton or fibre wadding, which moulds itself to the shape of the body
  • In Japan they are used on the floor with a mat underneath and rolled away during the day
  • In the UK, they are more often sold as budget priced sofa beds with slatted convertible frames

Lastly, most mattresses are finished by either quilting or tufting.

Quilting is a decorative effect attaching the outer fabric to the surface fillings; these mattresses tend to have a smoother, flatter surface.

Tufting – where tapes are passed right through the mattress at regular intervals and secured each side by tags or washers – prevents loose fillings from being dislodged.

The side panels of some higher quality mattresses, particularly traditionally pocket sprung mattresses, are hand side stitched and highly requested on cheap mattresses models in the best mattresses reviews. This traditional skill and lengthy process improves mattress edge support and extends the sleeping area to the very edge of the mattress.

Top 10 helpful and money saving tips

  • If you have a retailer close by, try the different kinds of beds – always shop together if the bed is for two, to ensure you are both happy with your choice.
  • Set aside enough time to do the job properly. Don’t shop when you’re tired or rushed – you run the risk that the beds will all seem wonderful.
  • When shopping and/or testing what is the best mattress, wear comfortable clothes, remove your coat and shoes and lie on the bed for quite a long time – at least 10 minutes, and lie as you would when sleeping.
  • Got doubts a single mattress, double mattress or a queen size mattress (king size UK) will be big enough? It is highly advised to get a super king size mattress if space permits, since super king size mattresses have a larger off-edge (stable) area. Recommended also for partners or a familiy that likes to snuggle in in the mornings!
  • When suffering from a dust allergy: Buy latex mattress, it said to be hypoallergenic, else you can just use a mattress cover. Also read multiple best mattresses reviews from the best mattress brands before going to shop/try – sometimes the items on a mattress sale are unsold older models under a different name!
  • Can’t decide between two or three equally suitable products? Think about the retailer’s service – e.g. quick/free delivery; guarantee or warranty offered; free disposal of your old bed; special offers etc. Look for the National Bed Federation (NBF) Approved logo to make sure that your bed follows the trade descriptions regulations.
  • A best mattress reviews way to check if the bed you are lying on is too soft, too hard, or just right is to pop a set of keys behind your back. You shouldn’t be able to feel them!
  • Now, some of you might want cheap mattresses, cheap mattresses and nothing but cheap mattresses, but remember, a really cheap offer is cheap for a reason and you might not get what you bargained for!
  • Some people prefer lying on top of their bed, while others like sinking in a lot – find out what you like better – Also, soft mattresses, as a general orientation, are often a better suited mattress for side sleepers and the best mattress for bad back, and an extra firm mattress might be better for a back sleeper.
  • You have to sometimes beware of comments in memory foam mattress reviews or some different mattress buying guide telling you to keep your old base. It can be a false economy to change only the mattress and keep the original base, especially if you are buying a divan set. The old base could reduce the useful life of the new mattress as well as the support and comfort it can offer. It could also invalidate manufacturers’ warranties or guarantees.

Who produces the best mattresses?

If you’re buying a new mattress, it should be from a brand you can trust, some even offer free delivery. Our best mattresses reviews sleep experts have compiled the major out of the vast market of well selling best mattress brands for your best mattress UK that’ll let you sleep a good nights sleep! Which mattress brands are the best (in alphabetical order):

Casper
Casper offers a single mattress, dubbed The Casper, that includes a top latex- foam layer with memory foam beneath. It’s sold mostly online, with free shipping, though the company also has two showrooms in New York City and Los Angeles. Although you can’t try out the mattress in most parts of the country, you get a 100-night trial with free, no-hassle returns. Best value for lots of happy customers.

Denver Mattress
regional seller with its own manufacturing facilities, Denver Mattress began as a waterbed manufacturer and today makes innerspring, foam, adjustable-air, and specialty mattresses, with sales both online and through nearly 100 stores in about 30 states. The company also sells other brands: Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic. Among their better-known home-grown lines is the Doctor’s Choice innerspring.

Dunlopillo
The latex technology in Dunlopillo mattresses is what makes them feel so comfortable and luxurious to lie on. Dunlopillo take a natural and synthetic latex mix and turn it into latex foam using the Talalay production process. A Dunlopillo latex mattress offers enduring support thanks to the rigorous testing processes every Dunlopillo mattress goes through. A mattress which fits your body also aids a restful sleep because it means that you can stop tossing and turning and just relax in bed.

Hypnos
Hypnos has received the Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth for supplying the royal household with high quality mattresses. Hypnos mattresses are traditional spring coil beds but they take that technology to the next level. Hypnos mattresses can be found in Buckingham Palace, Balmoral Castle, Windsor Castle and more, as well as in the best hotels from Dubai to Antigua to Moscow. When looking specifically for a Hypnos to buy mattress, you don’t need to worry about quality – the top models could each claim the title of “best mattress UK”.

Novaform
Novaform, made by Innocor Comfort (formerly Sleep Innovations), is a line of memory-foam mattresses, mattress toppers, and pillows sold exclusively at Costco and its website. The mattress line averages medium firmness and has performed fairly well in tests. The store won’t charge for shipping and handling if you contact them about a return within a reasonable period of time, such as a few months after purchase. (You don’t even need to save the box.) That goes for the website and the stores.

Sealy
Sealy, one of the largest manufacturers, makes the Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Bassett brands of mattresses. Sealy also markets itself as a maker of the best orthopedic mattress, back-friendly mattresses with its Posturepedic line (sealy posturepedic mattress). The national brand is available in mass-market chains such as Sears, sleep-specialty stores, and furniture retailers. Sealy makes models at a wide range of prices, from £500 for a queen size mattress to more than £4,000 for a foam mattress. A plush pillow-top (queen size mattress only) can range from £800 to £3,000.

Serta
Serta is the largest brand of mattresses, available at mass-market chains such as Sears, sleep-specialty chains, and furniture stores. Prices range from £200 for an entry-level, firm queen mattress to £3,000 for a Cool Action memory-foam model. Also has some of the best futon mattress offers, as well as gel mattress and many other mattresses for sale frequently.

Simmons
Simmons’ lines include Beautyrest, TruEnergy, ComforPedic, and Beautyrest Black. Prices range from $500 for a basic queen mattress to $6,000 for a latex plush super pillow-top queen mattress. Simmons is available nationwide through mass-market chains such as Sears, sleep-specialty chains, and furniture stores.

Tempur(-pedic)
Tempur-Pedic is the top specialty-sleep brand. Its expensive line of proprietary foam bedding ranges in price from $1,200 for the OriginalBed (queen) to $6,000 for the GrandBed. Tempur-Pedic’s popularity has generated a loyal following and a number of knockoffs from the other leading mattress manufacturers. Tempur-Pedic is a national brand available at sleep-specialty stores and at its own stores and website, also nationally successful with its best memory foam mattress.

The Original Mattress Factory
A favorite among respondents to our mattress brand and store surveys, The Original Mattress Factory makes its own innerspring and foam mattresses and sells them from stores in nine states. But while the company offers shipping to most states, you ought to be sure you want what you order. Up to a year after purchase, you can exchange your mattress for a different model (it costs 25% of the less expensive mattress’s price), but the company doesn’t accept returns.

Tuft & Needle
With but a single showroom in Phoenix, Tuft & Needle is mostly an online seller of its one foam mattress, The T&N. You can’t try out the mattress except in Phoenix, but you do get a 100-night trial. (If you’re shopping through Amazon, it’s 30-night.) Should you want to return the mattress, the company will work with you to donate it to a local charity—and then refund your money in full.

Vi-Spring
Craftsmen at Vispring are trained for years to perfect traditional bed-building skills. When sinking into a Vispring, the natural components shine through. There are health benefits too. Vispring have a vast collection. What is the best mattress? The charming Regal Superb is a sound option. A blend of horsetail and British fleece wool, it is a dream to lie on. The tradidtional answer to memory foam is the mattress topper – Vi-springs toppers are the most comfortable and had the best mattress topper we could test.

Additional honorable mentions for price-quality satisfaction among customers:
Harrison: great hand-made pocket sprung mattresses and beds.
Ikea: offers nice sofa bed mattresses, crib mattresses (the best mattress for baby) and cheap mattresses.
Intex: popular quality air mattress.
Millbrook: Millbrook has a good mattress sale going, check it out!
Myer: experienced latex mattress crafters and good divans.
Relyon: claims to make the best mattress UK.
Rest Assured: makes comfortable gel mattresses and latex mattresses.
Silentnight: best mattresses for kids.
Sleepeezee: some of the best mattresses for bad back.
Sleepmasters: sell good folding mattress.