How to choose the best new mattress
Ranging from value single mattresses to luxury king size mattresses our affordable range offers the ultimate in comfort without costing a pretty penny.
For quality assurance, we also have offerings from the best mattress brands, with household names such as Silentnight, Sleepeezee and Sealy lending their know-how. Trust the sleep experts and choose from our best mattress deals with next-day delivery as standard.
For more information, read our guides on how to clean your mattress and how often you should change your mattress.
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If you live in the Highlands or Grampians, there may be a slight delay. Some postcodes may be subject to an additional fee. All of the information about these extra charges can be found on our delivery page.
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What are the different types of mattresses?
Pocket sprung mattress
With a pocket sprung mattress, each spring is enclosed in its own cloth sleeve. This makes the mattress responsive to motion during sleep. As a result, these designs are usually available in a medium to firm firmness, promoting good posture for a night of sleep with unbeatable comfort.
Memory Foam mattress
Wanting to feel snuggly in your new mattress? Then memory foam mattresses are for you. The foam in these mattresses make you feel as if you are sinking into your sleep, by contouring to your body’s shape. If you suffer with back pain, then these models give you a good level of support that cushions the joints.
Also referred to as a ‘combination mattress', hybrid mattresses combine both foam and pocket spring layers, giving you excellent back support and comfort.
What size mattress do I need?
For more help on choosing the right bed and mattress size for you, take a look at our Ultimate UK Bed & Mattress Size Guide.
What mattress brands are available?
Having trouble deciding which mattress to buy? You’ll be in safe hands if you go with a Silentnight mattress. For the past 70 years, Silentnight has been one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, renowned for their innovation in their mattress designs and providing superior comfort. Whether you fancy an eco mattress to benefit the planet, or one of Silentnight’s innovative miracoil spring mattresses for outstanding support, you’ll find a mattress from Silentnight that suits your sleep needs.
With the help of leading orthopaedic specialists, Sealy developed their best-selling orthopaedic mattress collection - a must if you need extra support and care for your back. Alternatively, if you have difficulty sleeping during the summer, a coolgel mattress from Sealy may be a good option, as may a hypoallergenic mattress if you suffer from allergies. Regardless of what sleeper you are, you’ll be able to find a Sealy mattress that provides a great night’s sleep.
Our Sleepeezee mattress collection offers great value for money. Their mattresses are technologically advanced with the use of high-quality materials to give you that well-deserved rest at night. Choose from a variety of options, including pocket sprung, pocket gel, orthopaedic and hybrid mattresses.
Are you looking for a mattress with that extra touch of luxury? Look no further than our Hypnos mattress range. Approved by her majesty, the Queen, long-term Royal Warrant holders are notorious for providing mattresses with remarkable quality. Using a mixture of modern manufacturing techniques and traditional craftsmanship, you’ll be guaranteed to have sleep with great comfort and support.
If you looking for a memory foam mattress, then you will love our SleepSoul mattress collection. Our extensive range has something for everyone, offering a number of formulas for the best night’s sleep. As all mattresses are rolled up, you can easily carry them into your bedroom, hassle-free.
What’s the best mattress for my sleeping position:
Best mattresses for side sleepers
A good mattress for side sleepers is one that provides lots of cushioning and helps keep your hips and shoulders in alignment while you sleep. A gel mattress may also be a good choice if you're looking for a cooler sleeping surface, but you can't go wrong with a medium or soft mattress, either.
When you sleep on your back, it is important that you have a higher level of support to ensure your spine is correctly aligned. If this is the case, then we recommend a pocket sprung mattress. Additionally, some people prefer to choose an orthopaedic mattress if they want extra back care. When choosing the firmness of a mattress, we advocate a medium-firm or firm mattress for those who sleep on their backs.
Best mattresses for front sleepers
Front sleepers will need more cushioning than back sleepers, but less than a side sleeper would need. Hybrid mattresses with pocket springs are the most comfortable for people who sleep on their front. In addition, we recommend a mattress that has a medium or medium-firm firmness.
For more information, check out our ultimate sleeping positions guide.
Choosing the best mattress firmness
Every mattress has a comfort grade that ranges from soft through to extra firm. Choosing the best mattress firmness will depend very much on personal preferences and factors such as your size and weight, whether you sleep on your back, front or side, and if you have any back issues.
|Firmness rating||Properties||Suitable for|
|Soft||Soft feel, a lighter-than-air feeling, cushions and cocoons the body to keep it stable and relieve pressure points.||Side and some back sleepers who prefer the softer feel. Lighter and smaller sleepers who may find a firm mattress uncomfortable.|
|Medium||A relatively balanced combination of comfort and support.||All sleepers, including front, back and side sleepers. Average-size sleepers.|
|Medium-firm||Slightly firmer than a medium mattress – may benefit those with back issues who find orthopaedic mattresses too firm.||Ideal for front and side sleepers and those who prefer a slightly firmer feel. Suitable for average-size sleepers.|
|Firm||Often referred to as 'orthopaedic', these are firmer to the touch, offering more support without compromising comfort.||Suitable for front sleepers and those who may benefit from a firmer mattress, such as larger or heavier users.|
|Extra firm||Very firm to the touch, with less ‘bounce’ than softer options. Can be used to aid support for those suffering from back problems.||Suitable for front sleepers and those who are considerably larger or heavier. Not suitable for lighter users, who may find the firmness too rigid.|
For more help on choosing the right firmness for your mattress, take a look at our helpful Mattress Firmness Guide.
How much should a good mattress cost?
Mattresses tend to vary in price, mainly depending on how they’re made and what they’re made from. Cheaper mattresses might seem like a bit of a bargain, but they won’t necessarily help you get a good night’s sleep and in the long-term, can cause more problems than solve. To help you set your budget, we’ll look at the average cost of single and double mattresses, according to their main materials.
- Pocket-sprung. For a single, you can expect to pay around £200, while a double should cost somewhere in the region of £300 to £400
- Latex. A good latex single mattress will typically have a starting price of around £400 and you can expect to pay around £500 to £600 for a double.
- Memory foam. Singles start at around £200 to £300, while a double can retail at between £400 and £500.
- Orthopaedic. If you’re looking for a single mattress, then a good starting price is around £200. For a double, this can be around £400.
Needing more help deciding which mattress is right for you and your home? Check out our mattress buying guide.