12 best mattresses in the UK for 2018

Mattresses often outlive our beds, so when it comes to buying a new one, it’s worth picking wisely.

Especially as they don’t come cheap. Even the cheapest ones will set you back about £50, such as this basics John Lewis one , which is one of the cheapest mattresses we could find, yet will still set you back £49.

Memory foam mattresses are massive at the moment, with an array of different brands selling luxury offerings that claim to keep your body properly supported and come guaranteed with a good night’s sleep.

It’s worth mentioning though that most foam mattresses do get damp if you get too sweaty, so if you’re after something that will stay fresh for as long as possible, and won’t hold on to any bad odours, your best bet is Woolroom’s woollen mattresses instead, as wool is self-cleaning, so just needs to be dabbed with water and left in a place with lots of oxygen to air it out, should any accidents occur.

We’ve rounded up the twelve best mattresses below, with both memory foam, wool and your usual spring options.

1. Simba hybrid, £379

These new mattress companies make it very easy to get your new bedding home

A UK start up, these mattresses famously come vacuum packed, and have a little layer of memory foam for added support.

One of the best things about it is that it comes with a 100 night sleep trial (although plenty of others in this round up also do too), meaning that if it’s not for you, you can claim your money back.

Get it from the Simba website for £379

2. Eve mattress, £349

This comes with a 100 day sleep trial

Comfortable, brreathable, and very brightly coloured, this moulds to your shape as you move about throughout the night.

As well as the 100 day sleep trial, you’ll also get a 10 year warranty, because they’re that convinced of its greatness.

Get it from the Eve mattress website for £349.

Wowcher also have an insane offer on the coveted mattress, currently offering one for £149 instead of £250 for the single, and £229 for a double.

3. Dorset 5000 mattress, £863.20

Wool is one of the best materials for beds, being super hygienic against sweat and odours

There’s a good reason why wool was so widely renowned back in the day, still being one of the most breathable fabrics of all. Woolroom mattresses have all natural fillings with no synthetics, and are completely hand made.

The best thing about wool is that it self cleans, too, making it very different to memory foam ones that collect sweat and odours over the years or become damp if you sweat too much.

Get it from the Woolroom for £863.20

4. Casper mattress, £350

You can bag an extra £50 off this

Another modern mattress that arrives in a handy compact box, make sure you have this exactly where you want it before you unwrap it, as it can be very tricky to manoeuvre once its up.

Aimed to get the perfect balance between contoured support and comfort, the all-foam mattress has a cool temperature whilst retaining a healthy bounce. Casper were also the originators of the 100 day trial service and offer it on all their mattresses.

Get it from the Casper website for £350 and you can get a bonus £50 off with the code BEDTIME50

5. Duo mattress, £695

If you and your partner want different things – get a Duo mattress

Everyone sleeps a little differently – even you to the love of your life

This is the ideal solution for couples who like very different things, as you can easily customise each side of the bed to suit you, while your partner does the same for them.

You can also swap your firmness at any time by using a handy zip, depending on what mood you’re in.

Get it from the Duo website for £695

6. Leesa Premium Foam mattress, £699

There’s three different layers in this

Made from three layers of foam – all in different densities, this provides great spinal support for people thanks to its sturdy yet comfortable structure.

The stable structure also means that no other part of the bed moves when you move, plus they make a donation to charity for every mattress bought.

Get it from Amazon for £699

7. Studio by Silent Night, £399

We love the look of this one

We don’t know whether this is the sign of a great or a bad mattress, but it takes almost a day for it to become truly comfortable.

However, once it’s all set up, it bounces back into place very clearly, meaning you’ll get no annoying pressure points when you sleep. You can also choose from soft, medium or firm to make sure you have the right one to fit you.

Get it from Tesco for £399

8. Emma mattress, £379

Great for couples

Perhaps one of our favourite things about this is that when there’s two people in the bed, you don’t feel any of the weight and dips from the other person, meaning sleeping alongside your favourite person is just as comfortable as sleeping alone.

It’s also one of the mattresses with the 100 night sleep trial, meaning that if you don’t like it, you can easily return it for a full refund.

Get it from the Emma Mattress website for £399. Plus get an extra £100 off by using the code SPRING100

9. Morgedal Ikea mattress, £165

This is the cheapest of the lot

Perhaps the reason that this offering is so much cheaper than the others is either the fact that it’s from Ikea, or that it’s essentially just a big block of foam.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, offering super structured support for muscles thanks to its cushioned structure.

Get it from Ikea for £165

10. Sealy Activ Latex 1400 Pocket Spring Mattress, £699

This one is made of latex

This intriguing option has an added latex layer, which means that it has instant rebound capabilities, that doesn’t need to be warmed up by body heat to work.

There’s also a lot of longevity in it, as it certainly won’t need to be replaced every seven years as is recommended. The brand lists the mattress being great for savasana sleepers (that’s on your back, apparently), thanks to its perfect cushioning.

Get it from John Lewis, where it’s an exclusive, for £699

11. iGel Pegasus Mattress, £749

The best of both worlds, whatever the season

A clever mattress that responds to body temperature to absorb excess heat, this is the perfect mattress for summer.

Researched and developed in America, its patented formula works with your body’s natural temperature, so that you don’t get too hot or too cold at night, thanks to phase change crystals inside it responding to your body temperature to absorb excess heat when you’re too hot or released stored heat when you’re too cold. The dream.

Get it from Bensons for Beds for £749

12. Nora mattress in a box, £359.99

It has a 10 year warranty on it

Yet another new mattress in a box service, Wayfair’s version of a memory foam mattress is called Nora, combining four supportive, breathable layers with unique cooling technologies for the ultimate night’s sleep.

Like many of the others, with Nora you also get a 100-night risk-free trial, plus a 10-year warranty.

Get it from Wayfair for £359.99 (normally £449.99 but there’s currently 20% off)

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