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21 best mattresses 2024, tested & reviewed at home

Just as the perfect duvet or hotel-like pillows can completely transform your sleep, the best mattress can turn your restless night into the ultimate slumber. There are countless reasons why ditching your old mattress in favour of the right one could elevate the quality of your sleep tenfold (from relieving your joints of pressure to ensuring you wake up less, move about less and feel less disturbed by your partner). And since getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our physical and mental health, investing in one of the best mattresses 2024 has to offer is something you shouldn’t sleep on.

That said, shopping for a new mattress can be a bit daunting. A mattress is a big investment, and there’s lots to consider – from firmness levels to your sleeping style, preferred price tag and much, much more… Unfortunately, one size does not fit all. So, to help you out, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to test mattresses firsthand from some of the best online furniture stores in the UK. Each one that we have personally tested has been rigorously assessed through a minimum of 30 days of sleeping on it, with an aim to find a selection of the very best mattresses that are truly worth the investment. For those we haven’t tried ourselves, we’ve consulted sleep experts and sifted through hundreds of mattress reviews to get the lowdown.

Below, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to buying a new mattress by scouring through the best rated options available from sleep tech brands online. Each one can be conveniently delivered to your doorstep within days, offering a diverse range of choices to accommodate every budget and sleeping position. Whether you prefer memory foampocket-sprung, hybrid, or other varieties, these mattresses stand out as the optimal investments for achieving a superior night’s sleep. Here’s everything you need to know…

SKIP TO: Our picks | How we test |Replacing your mattress | Shopping for a mattress and brands to know| Mattress types Which mattress is good – spring or foam? | Mattress firmness | How much to spend | Best mattresses for back pain | Which mattress is good for home? | What is the difference between a mattress and a pillow top? |

What is the best mattress to buy in 2024?

Emma NextGen Premium Mattress

£489 £342.30 AT EMMA SLEEP

Simba Hybrid® Pro Mattress

£929 AT SIMBA SLEEP

Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress

£775 AT NECTAR SLEEP

Emma Original Mattress

£339 £271.20 AT EMMA

Simba Hybrid® Luxe Mattress

£1,289 AT SIMBA

How did we test the best mattresses?

When testing the mattresses in this edit, our team assessed each one by spending a minimum of 30 days sleeping on them in their own homes. Adhering to our testing criteria, we assessed on firmness, comfort, support, motion isolation, cost, and sustainability credentials, in addition to considering factors such as delivery convenience and impact on sleep quality. We aimed to test as many mattresses in real-life settings as possible and are working our way through the remaining ones. For those we haven’t tested firsthand, we’ve consulted with both experts and customers alike. Below, you’ll discover comprehensive reviews accompanied by our tester’s insights into the strengths and weaknesses of each mattress so you can make an informed decision.

How often should you replace your mattress?

According to the Sleep Council, you should change your mattress once every seven years, when you start to notice that you sleep better in other beds or when you wake up with aches and pains. Particularly if it didn’t cost you very much. Luxury mattresses like those crafted by Simba or Brook and Wilde might last you longer – up to a decade. And you can help them last for longer with a mattress protector.

What are the best mattress companies in the UK and can you order a mattress online?

Yes! Sleep-tech companies like EmmaSimbaNectar, and Brook and Wilde have made the process simple with their “mattress in a box” offerings, and according to the National Bed Federation, bed-in-a-box mattresses now make up around 25% (!) of the industry market share. Most bed in a box mattresses come with an 100 night trial, a ten-year warranty and can be delivered direct to your door. Elsewhere, brands like SilentnightSealy and Dormeo are offering buyers a whole host of equally high-quality non-rolled options, from pocket memory mattresses to ortho mattresses, so don’t overlook these not-in-a-box brands, either.

What type of mattress is best?

It’s all down to personal preference. We caught up with Angela Moran – the Product Strategy Director at Silentnight – to find out everything you need to know about different mattress styles. Unsurprisingly, she knows her stuff… and she had a few tips for how to choose the best mattress for you.

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1. Pocket sprung mattresses:

Quality pocket sprung mattresses provide good support, helping to distribute your weight evenly and keep your spine aligned as you sleep. The steel coils inside compress when you sit on them, giving you a bit more bounce – though you might need to replace them more regularly.

Spring counts in pocket sprung mattresses vary from around 600/800 to 2,500 – but can go even higher when there are multiple layers. Pocket sprung mattresses are available in a range of firmness levels – more on that later.

2. Memory foam mattress:

Memory foam mattresses serve up a bit more cushioning, ideal for those who like to sink in and feel cocooned. The top layer of memory foam provides pressure relief to your pressure points, ideal if you’re a side sleeper or suffer with lower back pain, painful hips, shoulders or knees. Memory foam mattresses conform to body contours, slowly responding to the user’s shape. They tend to last longer than pocket sprung mattresses. Traditionally these would run a bit hotter than their pocket sprung counterparts, but with modern tech that’s no longer the case, long live the best electric blankets!

3. Hybrid mattresses:

Hybrid mattresses are constructed with both foam and coils. They give you the comfort of foam or latex mattresses, but the spring of something with springs. Hybrid mattresses also tend to give good edge support (read: you can sleep right at the edge without feeling like you’re going to fall off).

Which mattress is good for home?

While you might not mind buying a more affordable mattress for your guest room, when it comes to the master bedroom, you’re likely going to want something comfortable and long-lasting. This can mean that you might need to extend your budget (or count on Klarna in your slumber’s time of need) but, longterm it could end up saving you money. Indeed, a more premium mattress is less likely need replacing every 3-5 years. As such, we’d look to mattresses that have more durable materials. Think: cotton and/or a high-ILD memory foam (TLDR: a high indentation load deflection is a foam layer that will take more overall pressure to sink). For instance, the little green sheep’s natural dual sided pocket sprung mattress.

Which mattress is good – spring or foam?

Distinguishing between spring and foam mattresses comes down to a few factors. Namely:

  • All-foam mattresses tend to come out on top when it comes to motion isolation.
  • Foam mattresses – not all – can offer less breathability, thus making sprung mattresses better for the warmer months.
  • While foam mattresses exceed sprung mattresses when it comes to support for side sleepers, if you like a bit of extra support or a firmer mattress, you’ll likely prefer a sprung sleep surface.
  • In terms of sound, a foam mattress will generally be quieter.
  • Likewise, foam mattresses win when it comes to sagging over an extended period, too, and cheaper sprung models are known for doing this over time.
  • A win for the sprung mattresses – more often than not they’ll come in cheaper than their foam counterparts, with the most expensive foam models reaching up to £2,500.

Emma Original Mattress

£339 £271.20 AT EMMA

Silentnight Middleton 800 Pocket Memory Kingsize Mattress

£369 £295 AT ARGOS

How firm should my mattress be?

The level of support you choose depends on your body weight and personal preference. “Generally speaking, the lighter the person the softer the mattress you will need,” Angela said. “Sleeping position makes a difference, too.” Side sleepers will be well supported by a softer mattress or medium mattress, while back sleepers or front sleepers may want to consider a medium-firm mattress or firm mattress.

How much should I spend on a mattress?

When it comes to mattresses, you really do get what you pay for. For a decent mattress, you should expect to pay somewhere around the £300 mark if it’s to be comfortable and durable. Emma’s Original Mattress is one of the best mattresses of the year, costing £271.20, while The Casper Hybrid mattress is £500. We’ve also got a full edit of the best cheap mattresses here.

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For mattresses between £500 and £1,000, you’ll get something that lasts longer, which regulates temperature, reduces bounce when your partner moves during the night and helps with back and ache spinal alignment through multiple layers or a larger number of pocket springs.

Which mattress is best for back pain?

There is no single mattress for back pain that will tackle aches and pains effectively for everyone, but generally speaking, considering the firmness of your mattress is important when choosing which mattress you buy. A firmer mattress will provide more back support. Also, the coils or pocket springs are what provide the support in mattresses; so you should look for something with more coils and springs for more support.

What is the difference between a mattress and a pillow top?

Mattresses and pillow tops don’t actually have to be separate things. You can buy mattresses with a pillow top as part of the makeup and, naturally, ones without, too. Ultimately, a pillow top is an extra layer of padding atop your sprung or foam mattress and they tend to act much like a mattress topper. For instance, the Silentnight Thornbury mattress has a luxury quilted Pillow top sleep surface and reviewers remarked that it was a top choice for heavier buyers and, aside from that, had helped with aches and pains, and the quality of their sleep overall, too. In summary? Pillow top mattresses are a good choice if you’re after that extra ounce of support and you prefer a sprung to a foam mattress – pillow tops are more common on sprung-style mattresses.

After more sleep content? We’ve got weighted blankets and mattress toppersbest duvets and the best pillows, plus anti-allergy pillowscooling pillowssilk beddingbest sofa bedssilk pillowcases and linen bedding. Elsewhere, find body pillows to invest in, pregnancy pillows if you’re expecting, sleep masks to keep the morning light at bay and pillow spray to help you nod off. For more from Glamour UK Commerce Editor Sophie Cockett, follow her on Instagram @sophiecockettx. For more from GLAMOUR UK’s Commerce Writer Mayola Fernandes, follow her on Instagram @mayolafernandess.

Scroll for our full edit of best mattresses for your best night’s sleep ever, reviewed by team GLAMOUR.

  • Image may contain Book Publication and Furniture1. Best mattress overallEmma NextGen Premium MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Machine washable cover, temperature-regulating, pressure relieving.
    • Cons: None here!
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, double, king, super king, EU single, EU double, EU queen.
    • Type: Spring foam hybrid.
    • Depth: 25cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200-night-trial.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate once a month for 6 months and then once every 3 months after that.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    • Tested by: Mayola Fernandes, Commerce Writer.
    At a fraction of the price of similar offerings from competitors, the Emma NextGen Premium Mattress promises a great night’s sleep with its breathable and supportive design. Distinguishing itself from the standard Emma Mattress, the NextGen Premium boasts seven distinct zones of pocket springs for optimal comfort.Starting with the UltraDry, the top layer is an award-winning, breathable cover that can be conveniently removed and washed. When testing, I found the cooling cover regulated my temperature well, noticeably reducing night sweats as I slept. Following this, there’s a trio of foam layers: first, the Halo memory foam, renowned for its adaptive prowess, which cradles the body with tailored support, especially for the neck and back. Next, we have the Airgocell foam, engineered to reduce disturbances from restless partners, making it a top pick for buyers looking for an anti-motion transfer mattress.Finally, the Point Elastic Airgocell technology, ingeniously designed to regulate temperature by absorbing and evaporating sweat, while the supportive foam layer works to relieve pressure and promote proper spinal alignment. Previously, I had been suffering with sporadic aches and pains and now, post-Emma, I feel looser, less strained and, most-importantly, well rested.Save money on quality mattresses with a deluxe feel by using these Emma discount codes when you checkout.£489 £342.30 AT EMMA SLEEP
  • Image may contain Furniture and Bed2. Best mattress runner upSimba Hybrid® Pro MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Airflow and cooling properties.
    • Cons: Takes around six hours to ‘rise’.
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, double, king, super king, EU queen.
    • Type: Hybrid – Aerocoil springs and Simbatex foam.
    • Depth: 31cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate once every 3 months when new, and every 3-6 then after.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    • Tested by: Bianca London, Co-website Director.
    Simba needs no introduction. The brand knows sleep inside out so when they announced the launch of their Hybrid® Pro, a 28cm deep mattress, we were expecting big things. What really makes this mattress stand out from the rest is the ten (!) layers of refined and data-driven design, incorporating state of the art technology to allow slumber-seekers their best night’s sleep yet. It’s been cleverly designed to adjust to every single body type so you don’t need to worry about your personal mattress preferences; you’ll feel super comfortable in every position.Simba are also well-known for creating sleep solutions with brilliant climate control so you can forget waking up in a hot sweat. This mattress has some serious airflow and cooling action going on thanks to a bamboo wool layer to keep you from stirring in a sweaty mess and uses graphite particles to filter heat away from the body. The springs are also worth mentioning; the 40mm high carbon steel springs are amazing at resisting abrasion and retaining shape so you won’t have an awkward dip in your mattress in years to come.It’s an investment for sure, but as we spent the vast majority of our life in bed, I think it’s a worthy one. I love that ‘sinking into bed’ feeling and this mattress provides just that, it got me through my sciatica-ridden pregnancy and actually gets me excited to go to bed as early as 7pm (yes, really) so if sleep is precious to you, it’s worth your money.Save money on your spring mattress with these Simba Sleep discount codes.£929 AT SIMBA SLEEP
  • Image may contain Indoors Interior Design Home Decor Rug Furniture Bed Bedroom Room and Lamp3. Best hybrid mattressNectar Premier Hybrid MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Anti-motion transfer, forever warranty, carbon neutral.
    • Cons: May be slightly too soft for stomach sleepers.
    • Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
    • Type: Hybrid.
    • Depth: 28cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, forever guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 365 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate the mattress every 3-6 months.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    With its expertly crafted design and innovative features, the Nectar Premium Hybrid delivers on both comfort and performance. Unlike Nectar’s Essential Hybrid and classic Memory Foam options, this mattress boasts a thicker profile, prioritising firm support and enhanced contouring for optimal spinal alignment across a range of body shapes.Combining deep springs, micro springs, and memory foam, it creates a plush yet breathable surface that effectively dissipates heat and moisture. Plus, with a 28cm depth, it’s feels noticeably plush and surpasses the standard height of other hybrid mattresses in its class which are usually around a standard 25cm. Like other Nectar mattresses, the Premium Hybrid excels in isolating motion, making it a suitable choice for couples.£775 AT NECTAR SLEEP
  • 4. Best bed-in-a-box mattressEmma Original MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Pressure relief, supportive, breathable.
    • Cons: Some users report a noticeable off-gassing odour when first unpacking the mattress.
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, double, king, super king, EU single, EU double, EU queen.
    • Type: Memory foam with Airgocell® technology to prevent overheating
    • Depth: 25cm
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200-night
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate once a month for 6 months and then once every 3 months after that
    • Firmness: Medium-firm
    This double mattress has been the UK’s Most-Awarded Mattress and Best-Selling since 2019 – and for good reason. With prices starting at £271.20, this mattress promises to be supportive, pressure-relieving and breathable.The high-quality foams distribute pressure across the entire mattress to relieve your aches and pains, while the advanced zoning gently cradles your body to help align your spine and shoulders. Plus suits all sleeping positions.While it doesn’t need flipping, it does begin to sink slightly after frequent use. Rotating somewhat negates this, but the addition of the Emma Flip Topper may be a more permanent solution.Save money on the best mattress brands with these Emma Mattress deals and discount codes.£339 £271.20 AT EMMA

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  • Image may contain Furniture and Table5. Most comfortable mattressSimba Hybrid® Luxe MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Excellent support, superior comfort, suits all sleeping styles.
    • Cons: Heavy to manoeuvre.
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, double, king, super king, EU queen.
    • Type: Hybrid – Aerocoil springs and Simbatex foam.
    • Depth: 31.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No, but turn it around 180 degrees once a month for the first three months, then every 3-6 months after that.
    • Firmness: Medium firm.
    • Tested by: Mayola Fernandes, Commerce Writer.
    While Simba’s Hybrid Luxe comes at a steeper price tag than its more affordable mattresses, it’s a super comfortable, luxurious sleep surface that, in our opinion, is well worth the investment.Designed to accommodate any body type, the Luxe boasts eleven layers of cushioning support and cooling comfort. From its soft, breathable surface to the 40mm high carbon-steel springs at its base, this mattress is arguably the brand’s most sophisticated design to date. Think: a top layer of sustainable, moisture-wicking bamboo wool, three layers of luxury springs (two for pressure relief and one for extra support), and an open-cell foam layer for cooling airflow.I’ve used mine for over three months now, sleeping on it every day, and it’s really improved my sleep. Simba delivered it quickly, straight to my upstairs bedroom. Unboxing was easy — once I removed the packaging, the mattress expanded on its own. The medium-firm feel helped ease my recurring back pain, and I like that the soft cover zips off for easy washing.£1,289 AT SIMBA
  • Image may contain Furniture Bed and Candle6. Best cooling mattressEmma Luxe Cooling MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Temperature-regulating properties, absorbs any motion ensuring an uninterrupted sleep.
    • Cons: Edge support could be improved.
    • Sizes available: UK single, UK small double, UK double, EU double, UK king.
    • Type: Hybrid.
    • Depth: 25cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate once a month, for the first six months.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    For those seeking relief from night sweats, consider the Emma Luxe Cooling Mattress. Crafted with a six-layer design, it’s tailored for temperature control. The top layers focus on temperature regulation, while the subsequent layers prioritise support and comfort. Its removable, breathable cover, featuring open-pore fibres, promotes airflow to keep you cool all night.At the heart of the mattress lies the second layer, featuring Emma’s ThermoSync technology infused with graphite particles. Graphite, renowned for its heat-absorbing abilities, ensures efficient heat dissipation. Following this, memory foam provides personalised contouring, supported by layers for spinal alignment and breathability with 12cm Aeroflex pocket springs. Finally, a base foam layer ensures consistent spinal alignment during nighttime movements.£699 £489.30 AT EMMA SLEEP
  • Image may contain Furniture Mattress and Bed7. Best luxury mattressSimba Hybrid® Ultra MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Anti-motion transfer, carbon neutral.
    • Cons: Expensive.
    • Sizes available: UK single, UK small double, UK double, EU double, UK king.
    • Type: Hybrid.
    • Depth: 34cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Once a month for the first 3 months, and then progress to every 3-6 months going forward.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    One of the most luxurious of Simba’s Hybrid line, this mattress seamlessly merges foam and spring technologies, offering sleepers a harmonious blend of support and plushness. With its substantial 35cm depth, it boasts a multitude of layers, rendering it the ultimate in comfort, support, and sleep tech advancements within Simba’s product range.Featuring a dual layer of Simbatex cooling foam, a cutting-edge ‘thermo-regulating Fusioncool’ layer incorporating a fusion of kapok, wool, and bamboo, alongside up to 8,500 strategically positioned springs, this mattress exemplifies the pinnacle of sleep innovation. What’s more, buyers receive a free cooling mattress topper with their purchase of this mattress.£1,999 AT SIMBA SLEEP
  • Image may contain Furniture and Mattress8. Best pocket sprung mattressRelyon SomertonSpecifications:
    • Pros: Temperature regulating, edge-to-edge support.
    • Cons: Expensive.
    • Sizes available: Single, small single, long single, double, king, super king.
    • Type: Memory foam.
    • Depth: 26cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 5-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 100 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate head to toe weekly for the first three months, then every month thereafter.
    • Firmness: Firm.
    Handmade in the UK and exclusively crafted for Dreams, the Reylon Somerton mattress epitomises traditional luxury with its no-turn pocket-sprung design, boasting an impressive 1,122 springs for a double size.Available in a range of sizes from small to super king, it features a layer of Dunlopillo latex, a sustainable material sourced from rubber trees. This latex layer not only offers natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties but also boasts elasticity, breathability, and pressure-relief, ensuring ease of movement during sleep.£999 AT DREAMS

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  • Image may contain Furniture Bench Mattress and Bed9. Best bamboo mattressHybrid Bamboo MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Antibacterial, hypoallergenic, sustainability credentials.
    • Cons: On the firmer side, which may be uncomfortable for side sleepers.
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, EU double, EU queen, double, king, super king, Emperor.
    • Type: Hybrid.
    • Depth: 27cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 100 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Yes, rotate regularly to maintain it’s quality.
    • Firmness: Medium firm.
    Harnessing the power of bamboo and sustainable materials, this hybrid mattress by Panda is engineered to elevate your sleep experience. With a six-layer construction, including a zip-off bamboo cover, two foam layers, a spring layer, and two base layers, it ensures a motion-transfer-free, pressure-point-targeting, and airflow-optimising sleeping surface with orthopaedic-grade support.It’s vegan-friendly, topped with a luxurious bamboo cover, naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, and easily removable for added convenience. Beneath the cover lies a breathable foam layer infused with bamboo, known for its natural temperature-regulating properties, promising year-round comfort.£950 AT PANDA
  • 10. Best pocket spring mattressREM-Fit® 400 Hybrid MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Motion isolation, edge-to-edge side support
    • Cons: No handles to assist in rotating.
    • Sizes available: UK Small Single, Long Small Single, UK Single, EU Single, UK Small Double, UK Double, EU Double, UK King Size, EU King Size, UK Super King Size.
    • Type: Hybrid – open-cell memory foam and premium pocket springs.
    • Depth: 25cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 15-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 100 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No flip, but rotate regularly
    • Firmness: Medium.
    This REM-Fit hybrid mattress not only features luxurious 15cm tall pocket springs for more pressure relieving than many of its competitors, but it’s available for free next day delivery, too. What’s more, open-cell memory foam prevents the mattress from heating up while you’re sleeping, while the removable Re-Ax breathable cover ensures year-round coolness, guaranteeing a comfortable sleep environment.Featuring three primary layers, the mattress begins with a 50mm open-cell memory foam layer that moulds to your body contours. Beneath this, you’ll find 2000 150mm tall pocket springs, followed by a stabilising base layer made of 50mm high-density foam.One of its standout features is the innovative cooling technology incorporated into its design. The open-cell memory foam prevents the mattress from overheating, ensuring a consistently cool and comfortable sleeping surface throughout the night.£769 £384.50 AT REM-FIT
  • Image may contain Furniture Mattress and Bed11. Best affordable mattressThe Original HybridSpecifications:
    • Pros: While Dusk don’t make divan-style beds, you can get £50 off if you buy this mattress with any of the brand’s ottoman or slatted bed frames.
    • Cons: Nothing of note!
    • Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
    • Type: Cool gel foam + 2,000 pocket spring hybrid.
    • Depth: 25cm.
    • Warranty? Used to be 3 years, but we’re unsure if this still stands.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 100-night.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No turning but rotate regularly.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    This mattress from Dusk is not only affordable but buyers are loving it too – there’s almost 500 5-star reviews already! It boasts four layers of support, a cooling top layer to keep you cool in those inevitable summer heatwaves and it’s allergy friendly. A win, win, win.It has a removable cover that can be washed at 30 degrees should you or any little ones end up having accidental stains or spills, and its 2000 individual springs are encapsulated in foam. In essence? This means you won’t suffer that horrid poke-through feeling, nor will your supportive springs displace against your weight.£449 £339 AT DUSK
  • Image may contain Furniture Home Decor Rug and Bed12. Best sustainable mattressPure Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Sustainable, supportive, and excellent temperature control.
    • Cons: 6/10 on the brand’s firmness scale so not ideal for those who prefer a noticeable ‘sink in’ feel.
    • Sizes available: Single, double, king, superking, small double, EU double, EU king, emperor.
    • Type: Hybrid.
    • Depth: 25cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 100-night tester period.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Yes, rotate your mattress once a month for the first 12 months and then once every 3 months thereafter.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    This design from Otty is the UK’s first bamboo memory foam mattress with charcoal-infused layers. Expertly crafted, its distinctive composition integrates sustainable bamboo with hypoallergenic charcoal layers, engineered to whisk away moisture and neutralise odours as you sleep.At a 25cm depth, we think this medium-firm mattress justifies its premium price tag. Backed by a 10-year warranty and a 100-night sleep trial, it conforms to your body’s contours as you lay down. It’s also great on the temperature regulating front, with small perforations throughout the layers, allowing fresh air to circulate through the mattress, ensuring you to stay cool all night long.However, there are some considerations to bear in mind. The mattress requires monthly rotation for the first six months, a task made slightly cumbersome by the absence of handles. Plus, it’s not the best in our edit at stopping you from being disturbed when your partner is moving around which is worth keeping in mind if minimising motion transfer is a key concern for you.Save money on mattresses with a trial period with these Otty retailer discount codes.£549.99 £479.99 AT OTTY

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  • Image may contain Furniture Mattress and Bed13. Best cooling mattress for pressure reliefTempur Pro® Luxe Smartcool™Specifications:
    • Pros: Exceptional comfort, advanced cooling, personalised support.
    • Cons: It’s expensive!
    • Sizes available: Small single, single, long single, double, king, super king.
    • Type: Made from TEMPUR® material.
    • Depth: 30cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? 100 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No.
    • Firmness: Medium firm.
    • Tested by: Mayola Fernandes, Commerce Writer.
    At a luxurious 30cm depth, the Luxe SmartCool mattress, made with TEMPUR® Advanced Material (originally developed by NASA), promises excellent pressure relief and cooling comfort. It conforms to your body with billions of tiny cells that adapt to your weight, shape, and temperature, and it effectively isolates motion.Available in an extensive range of sizes, it’s one of the best cooling mattresses we’ve tried. It boasts an innovative SmartCool Technology™️ cover that feels refreshingly cool to the touch, absorbs excess body heat, and keeps you feeling fresh no matter the weather, so you can forget overheating and uncomfortable night-time sweats.I found its cooling properties unmatched, it kept me comfortable even on warm, balmy nights and it provides the perfect ‘sink-in’ feel while still offering excellent support, motion control, and pressure relief. Although it is on the expensive side, investing in one of the best mattress protectors will keep it shipshape for years to come.£2,099 AT TEMPUR
  • Image may contain Furniture Mattress and Couch14. Best mattress with pillow topFlaxby Master’s Guild 4450 Pillow Top MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Excellent support, pillow top softness and available in a wealth of sizes.
    • Cons: None here!
    • Sizes available: Small single, single, small double, double, king, super king, emperor.
    • Type: Pocket springs.
    • Depth: 28cm.
    • Warranty? 5-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? 100-night comfort guarantee.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Yes, rotate regularly.
    • Firmness: Medium.
    • Tested by: Neamh Randall, GLAMOUR’s Commerce Picture Editor.
    With 4005 premium pocket springs divided into responsive layers and topped with a lavish pillow top, the Flaxby Master’s Guild 4450 mattress hits the sweet spot between comfort and support.It features unique ‘DNAir springs’ which are exclusive to Dreams, targeting specific body areas for pain relief without compromising overall support. Standing tall at 28cm, it’s made with layers of British wool, hemp, and cotton — excellent natural temperature regulators for year-round comfort.On test, I immediately noticed the difference the luxurious pillow top added, a feature my old mattress lacked. It felt comfortable to sleep on and moulded well to my body. The many temperature-regulating components impressed too; I remained cosy on colder nights but equally haven’t overheated on warm nights.It’s available in two different firmness levels, including the medium that I tried, so you should be able to find one that suits. It’s an investment for sure, but it’s a quality choice.£1,299 AT DREAMS
  • 15. Best breathable mattressThe Premium Hybrid MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: This mattress is thirty times more breathable than normal memory foam.
    • Cons: Weighs anywhere between 55 and 65kg so it’s not the easiest to lift on your own.
    • Sizes available: Double, king, super king.
    • Type: Hybrid spring and foam.
    • Depth: 28cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year warranty.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, One year.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No flip but, yes, rotate 180° every month for 6 months, followed by once every three months thereafter.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    This mattress is made up of 1,500 full sized springs to respond to your every move. This means that, technically, this mattress should be well suited to a whole range of sleepers – whether you wriggle non-stop, stay still, sleep on your side or on your back. And it is!Buyers found it to mould to their body fairly easily, despite being a little firm at first. It feels supportive on your back and legs, and thanks to the aforementioned springs, reviewers praised that restless partners were not awoken when moving around.£749 AT EVE SLEEP
  • 16. Best memory foam mattressNectar Memory Foam MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Forever warranty, longer sleep trial than most.
    • Cons: While the brand does offer old mattress removal, it will set you back an additional £45. That said, they do offer free delivery.
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, double, king, super king
    • Type: Memory foam
    • Depth: 25cm
    • Warranty? Yes, forever
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 365 nights
    • Needs rotating or turning? No flip, but turn every two-three months.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm
    If you’ve had your heart set on a memory foam mattress for a while, make a beeline for this Nectar Mattress from Nectar Sleep. This three-layer foam construction has a base layer of support foam, a polyester cooling cover and two layers of Certipur certified viscoelastic foam for minimum motion transfer. Plus, in terms of firmness, it has a medium-firm finish which helps to support your back. So, if you struggle from a bad back when you’re trying to nod off, this could be a good choice. It fills out to 25cm in depth, also making it a great choice if you like to sleep a little higher up.Although the firmness might take a little getting used to if you’ve never slept on a memory foam mattress before, we’d totally recommend this mattress – particularly since you can move around as much as you like, and the person on the other side of the bed won’t be woken up.£475 AT NECTAR

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  • 17. Best mattress for aches and painsSilentnight Recover Miracoil MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Glowing customer reviews.
    • Cons: If you want to try it out you’ll have to do it in-store at John Lewis.
    • Sizes available: Single, double, king.
    • Type: Miracoil open coil + comfort fibre mattress.
    • Depth: 21cm.
    • Warranty? Five-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? N/A.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No turning but rotate from head to foot.
    • Firmness: Medium.
    The Silentnight Recover Miracoil Mattress has become a staple choice for buyers seeking the ultimate in sleep comfort and support, evident by its prominence as a top search term on Google! And it’s no surprise why this mattress has garnered such attention. With complimentary delivery, customers can enjoy the convenience of doorstep delivery without any extra cost.But what truly sets the Silentnight Recover Miracoil Mattress apart is its commitment to sustainability. Crafted with an eco-friendly makeup, this mattress utilises recycled materials, including repurposed plastic bottles, to create a supportive and breathable sleep surface.Beyond its eco-friendly credentials, it boasts a quilted top layer that distributes its sumptuously soft fibres, enveloping you in luxurious comfort every night. This plush layer not only enhances the overall feel of the mattress but also contributes to a more restful and rejuvenating sleep experience. What’s more, it’s designed with zoned support technology, targeting key areas of the body to alleviate aches and pains while promoting optimal spinal alignment.Save money the best mattress with these John Lewis discount codes.£379 AT JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS
  • 18. Best sustainable mattressThe Simba Green Organic GO Hybrid® MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Sustainable, generous warranty and supportive hybrid design.
    • Cons: Nothing of note!
    • Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
    • Type: Latex hybrid mattress.
    • Depth: 30.5cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200-night-trial.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Rotate once every 3 months when new, and every 3-6 then after.
    • Firmness: Medium-firm.
    With half the carbon footprint of a traditional memory foam-spring hybrid mattress, the Simba GO uses latex (which is naturally biodegradable) and features a whopping six layers, resulting in the ultimate comfortable mattress, no matter what type of sleeper you are.At a price point that’s not much higher than the Simba original hybrid, the GO is really the reigning champion of sustainability in this mattress buying guide, offering buyers carbon neutral delivery, 100% recyclable materials and cotton from 100% Global Organic Textile Standard certified sources.Save money on the perfect mattress to suit the shape of your body with these Simba discount codes.£2,399 AT SIMBA
  • 19. Best hypoallergenic mattressOrthopedic Eco Memory Foam MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Hypoallergenic.
    • Cons: Narrow depth appears less plush than some chunkier mattresses.
    • Sizes available: Small single, single, small double, double, king, EU single, EU double, EU king.
    • Type: Memory foam.
    • Depth: 14cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 5 years for an additional £12.95.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 100 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? Not disclosed.
    • Firmness: Firm.
    One of Wayfair’s most popular mattresses is this Memory Foam mattress, which is available in a range of different sizes. Breathable and with medium support, it’s hypoallergenic and with cooling properties.It has been crafted with high density support foam that allows you to sink into bed comfortably while reliving pressure on your bones, joints and muscles. You can remove the cover on this mattress for easy cleaning. Plus, it’s British and made in the UK for minimal travel miles.Save when you shop for the best mattresses with these Wayfair discount codes.£173.99 AT WAYFAIR
  • 20. Best vegan-friendly mattressCasper Hybrid MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: For couples, it’s great at absorbing each other’s movements.
    • Cons: Gives off that signature foam smell which can be slightly unpleasant, though it does fade after a couple of days.
    • Sizes available: Single, small double, super king.
    • Type: Hybrid – memory foam layers and pocket springs.
    • Depth: 24cm.
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee.
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 60 nights.
    • Needs rotating or turning? No flip, rotate every 3-6 months.
    • Firmness: Medium.
    Vegan-friendly and with a removable, washable cover, the Casper hybrid mattress is a popular choice and for good reason. For smaller properties, it arrives rolled and boxed to make it easier for you to move about and, with – as its hybrid name suggests – both memory foam and pocket springs for the ultimate medium-level support, this mattress is a top pick for hip, shoulder and spine alignment.£625 £500 AT MATTRESS ONLINE

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  • 21. Best mattress for side sleepersBrook + Wilde The Elite MattressSpecifications:
    • Pros: Motion isolation, advanced cooling technology.
    • Cons: The firm option may feel too hard for stomach sleepers.
    • Sizes available: Single, double, king, super-king.
    • Type: Hybrid – pocket spring and memory foam
    • Depth: 28cm
    • Warranty? Yes, 10-year guarantee
    • Sleep trial? Yes, 200-night tester period
    • Needs rotating or turning? Not disclosed
    • Firmness: Your choice of a firm, medium or soft mattress
    Brooke & Wilde’s Elite mattress has a hybrid body which features eight layers that work to create a mattress that gives you flexibility and an impressive amount of support to your back and hips. Inside, there are 2,500 mini pocket springs (around 500 less than the Ultima) that move with you as you turn in your sleep, and – unlike other bed in a box mattresses – an extra 1,000 135cm pocket springs that gives you extra push back and bounce.It boasts “wave” technology which helps with shoulder and hip alignment, easing any pressure you might feel in your joints and making you feel suitably cushioned. The memory foam is of high-quality and the mattress is breathable (thanks to soybean oil and natural balm which helps keep you at the optimum temperature all night long).£999 AT BROOK & WILDE

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