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Softer Mattresses

For many, there’s no better feeling than settling into a super soft mattress after a hard day’s work. A soft mattress is perfect for lighter individuals who favour the ergonomic comfort associated with this type of mattress. Soft mattresses also offer superb pressure relief and consistent blood circulation, offering improved quality of sleep.

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From ordering to delivery they were very good. Ordering offices very easy, delivery very quick and delivery company very efficient and careful.

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So far so good with the mattress, the quality is excellent and is as described. First class speedy delivery service received and would not hesitate to recommend.

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Help & Buying Guides

Why choose a soft mattress?

There are so many reasons why a soft mattress could be the right pick for you:

  • Soft mattresses are ideal for those of a lighter build, as they don’t need the extra support a firmer mattress would provide. 

  • Mattresses with extra softness can be more comforting and aid with nodding off - a softer mattress is perfect for those who have difficulty getting settled at nighttime.

  • Our specialist soft orthopaedic mattress is also great for back and joint pain.

  • If you’re on a budget, our affordable selection will give you a good night’s sleep without costing a fortune. 

If you need help choosing the right mattress firmness for you, check out our Mattress Firmness Guide.

Who are soft mattresses best for?

Is a soft mattress good for side sleepers?

A soft mattress is arguably the best mattress for side sleepers, perfect for creating a comfortable sleeping environment for those who naturally assume this position. Soft mattresses keep your spine correctly aligned while you sleep by allowing your shoulder and hip to sink deeper into the mattress.

With your spine aligned by the soft mattress firmness level, you’re more likely to get a peaceful and restful night’s sleep, free from interruptions caused by aches and pains associated with a poor sleeping posture.

Are soft mattresses suitable for children?

A soft mattress is perfectly suitable for children’s beds, for similar reasons to the benefits of a soft mattress for side sleepers. As a child’s bones are still forming and growing, a soft bed mattress aids with their posture and spine alignment, providing a good night’s sleep.

A soft single mattress is also great for restless sleepers, aiding those who stir in the night due to the enhanced comfort of a soft plush mattress. Our range features all the small-sized soft mattresses your little ones need to send them to dreamland.

Is a soft mattress good for back pain?

One of the best mattresses for lower back pain, soft mattresses conform to the natural curves of the body, aligning the joints and providing support to the spine. It’s a common misconception that a firm mattress is always better for back pain. 

Many fear that a softer mattress equates to a bad back. This is a myth which has been busted by our contemporary soft mattress designs. The perfect mattress for older people, utilising a soft bed mattress can reduce back pain and provide pain relief for those struggling with aching joints.

How soft should my mattress be?

The right mattress is a very personal choice that depends on several factors. You’ll need to consider your size, your weight, your sleeping position, and your preference. You’ll also have to consider whether you have any back issues, as a firmer mattress may help to provide you with additional support. The tension of a mattress usually falls into three main groups – soft, medium, and firm. 

As well as these you’ll also have variations including medium firm and extra firm. Your weight will determine what level of firmness provides you with the best support. Someone who weighs around 10 stone will find a firm or extra-firm mattress a little hard. Someone who weighs around 18 stone or over will find a soft mattress offers little support. If you want more support but like a softer feel, a good combination would be a medium-firm mattress or firm mattress with a soft mattress topper.


Weight range


Light - up to 12 stone


Medium - between 13 to 16 stone   


Heavy - between 16 to 19 stone

Extra firm/ Orthopaedic    

20 stone and above/ back care

What is the softest type of mattress?

Latex mattresses are one of the most popular types of soft mattresses available. Our latex-backed mattresses offer a luxurious touch. From pocket sprung to memory foam, our soft mattress range comes in a variety of mattress types to suit all requirements. 

Whether you prefer a mattress you can sink into, or one which holds your body up, the volume of cheap soft mattresses on offer will give you the key to unlock the best night’s sleep possible. To further enhance the comfort and elegance of your mattress, our mattress toppers and duvets are the finishing touches that your soft mattress needs.

Are memory foam mattresses soft?

Memory foam mattresses are the pinnacle of sleep technology, innovatively contouring to the shape of an individual’s body on contact. Available in all sizes, our soft memory foam mattresses are less firm in comparison to their pocket-sprung counterparts, with a cushioned finish which offers superb lumbar support. These hypoallergenic mattresses promote a correct spinal alignment and are highly effective at absorbing movement.

While memory foam mattresses can be purchased in a range of firmness levels, from medium-soft to firm, our range of soft memory foam mattresses is an incredibly popular choice. If you’re looking for the softest mattress on offer, our super soft memory foam mattress selection ticks all the right boxes. For more information on what makes a memory foam mattress soft, read our Memory Foam Thickness and Density Guide.

Shop our soft mattress UK range

Suitable for all bedrooms, our range of soft mattresses comes in all shapes and sizes. Find the best soft mattress for your bedroom, with a soft single mattress, soft double mattress and even more luxurious, soft king mattress for sale.

We also offer specialist orthopaedic memory foam mattresses for extra support, perfect for those who struggle with the waking nightmare of interrupted sleep caused by aches and pains of the joints. For the best night’s sleep possible on a soft mattress, our memory foam offerings are a dream come true.

We offer soft mattresses with free UK next day delivery, so you can enjoy a sumptuous bedtime experience sooner rather than later.

Size Imperial Metric
Cot Mattress 3'9" x 1'9" 120cm x 60cm
Cot Bed Mattress 4'6" x 2'3" 140cm x 70cm
Adjustable Small Single 2'6" x 6'6" 75cm x 200cm
Adjustable Single 3' x 6'6" 90cm x 200cm
Adjustable Small Double 4' x 6'6" 120cm x 200cm
Adjustable Double 4'6" x 6'6" 135cm x 200cm
Small Single 2'6" x 6'3" 75cm x 190cm
Single 3' x 6'3" 90cm x 190cm
Small Double 4' x 6'3" 120cm x 190cm
Double 4'6" x 6'3" 135cm x 190cm
King Size 5' x 6'6" 150cm x 200cm
Super King 6' x 6'6" 180cm x 200cm
European Small Single 2'8" x 6'6" 80cm x 200cm
European Single 3' x 6'6" 90cm x 200cm
European Double 4'7" x 6'6" 140cm x 200cm
European King Size 5'3" x 6'6" 160cm x 200cm

All mattress sizes given are approximate and stated sizes refer to the sleeping surface only. Mattresses sizes may vary slightly from their stated dimensions due to manufacturing tolerances, please allow +/- 2 inches (5cm).

Support Best for
 Icon for Memory Foam Memory Foam Body moulding and pressure relieving
 Icon for Natural Fibres Natural Fibres Unrivalled comfort, naturally temperature-regulating
 Icon for Latex Latex Breathable, supportive and eco friendly
 Icon for Cool Gel Memory Foam Cool Gel Memory Foam Active cooling properties, ideal for hot sleepers
 Icon for Soft White Fibres Soft White Fibres Hypoallergenic polyester, soft and durable

Support Best for
 Icon for Pocket Springs Pocket Springs Individual springs for tailored support
 Icon for Foam Foam Conforms to your body's shape, silent (no springs)
 Icon for Open Coil Springs Open Coil Springs Traditional, interlinked springs
 Icon for Pocket Springs Latex Bouncy yet supportive, great for hot sleepers

Firmness Best for
Good for side sleepers, a softer level of support
Good all-rounder for front, side or back sleepers
Medium - Firm
Good for people who change sleeping position
Good for people who sleep on their front or back
Extra Firm
The firmest level of support, also known as orthopaedic

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