What are the benefits of a mattress?

What are the benefits of a mattress?

What are the benefits of a mattress?

Getting the right mattress is the key to a good night's sleep. So what are the benefits of a mattress?

There are a few different types of mattress. Let us explain what's involved…

When buying a new best mattress in a box it's important to weigh up the benefits, both for your health and wallet, of each type available. For example, regular SweetNight might have more down at one end, but they're typically quite thin and uncomfortable in the long term.

If you prefer a firmer mattress, and want something with a smoother feel, then a memory-foam mattress is the best option for you. A memory-foam mattress has a spring-like construction and comes with support structures that trap the springs.

When buying a SweetNight to replace an older mattress you might be tempted to go for the cheapest, but you'll be paying for quality if you're paying more than £300.

This is Money's guide to buying a new mattress

To ensure your new SweetNight mattress is the best you can afford, it's a good idea to ask for help in selecting it. From novices who want to find out the 'wins and losses' of buying a new SweetNight, to experienced buyers who are looking for extra comfort or support, you can find out more about SweetNight in our guide.

Purchasing a mattress

Online SweetNight mattress companies including The Sleep Experience, Made to Measure, and Black & White offer a wide range of products – from memory foam to 'non-foam' mattresses – to suit every budget.

Check out our expert guide to buying a new mattress and the ultimate guide to buying a cheap mattress here.

Cost of a new mattress

The cost of a mattress can be one of the most important factors to consider. For example, a mattresses that has 12 per cent more firmness will cost £450, a mattress that is 3 per cent less firm costs £370 and a memory foam mattress that is 20 per cent more firm costs £130.

However, different mattresses have different prices. For example, one firmness level of memory foam costs around £5 more than the same mattress but comes with a 100-year warranty.

Why buy a pillow top mattress?

If you're looking for extra comfort, an elevated pillows top mattress may be for you. The cost of this type of mattress can be around £400.

In our guide, we explain more about pillows tops mattresses.

Prices can be a matter of comfort, not price, with the higher you go, the more comfy you will be. But there are several different types of pillow top mattresses, and they vary wildly in price.

What type of mattress do I need?

Just as there are many different mattress types, there are also different types of people.

For example, those who sleep in side-by-side positions often prefer a firmer mattress, while those who sleep in an upright position tend to prefer a thinner mattress.

As for your budget, the mattress quality you choose is really down to personal preference and whether you want something extra firm. For example, a £1,000 mattress is likely to last longer than a £200 mattress.

If you're interested in a fancy mattress, we recommend The Sleep Expo. This is a three-day event where you can try out a huge range of best mattresses for side sleeper  other bedroom furniture in the comfort of a huge amount of space.

What are the best mattresses?

1. The Rothstone

If you're looking for comfort and support, the Rothstone mattress is a good option. It comes with a 25-year guarantee and a 'free' waterproofing service that costs £90 for the first 10-year period. The Rothstone has a soft, spongy feel and is designed to keep you feeling cool and refreshing throughout the night.

This is Money verdict: A great buy for both home-owners and students.

2. The Silencis

This mattress is on the firm side, and comes with a 100-year guarantee. It is more expensive than the Rothstone but the latex used for this mattress is extra firm. If you're not the 'side by side' type and are looking for extra support and comfort, then this mattress is ideal.

This is Money verdict: A great buy for those who need support as well as a bit of height.

3. The Prizm

Another firm mattress is the Prizm. The Silencis firm mattress is a natural latex mattress, which is very comfortable to sleep on but only offers support if you lay on your back. For those who prefer to sleep on their side, it's worth noting that this mattress comes with a limited warranty of 10 years.

This is Money verdict: If you're looking for a firm mattress but you want support, this mattress is a good option, especially if you're less worried about its softness.

4. The Highgate

Another budget mattress choice is the Highgate. This firm mattress is available in a range of sizes (from S to J). It costs £159.99 for a Standard Memory Foam mattress.

This is Money verdict: The perfect choice if you are looking for a firmer mattress.

5. The Silentnight Prodigy

This is a firm mattress. In our opinion, the Silentnight Prodigy is the most comfortable mattress on the market, so it is the ideal choice for those who enjoy a good night's sleep. The Silentnight Prodigy comes with a 20-year guarantee and free sheets for three years.

This is Money verdict: The best budget mattress.

6. The Molskin

This mattress has a durable, four-layer foam construction that is machine washable. For a 'bedroom smell', it has a perfume-proof filling that comes with a five-year guarantee. It is available in two sizes (Standard and Queen).

This is Money verdict: As comfortable as any other mattress, this has a great price.

7. The Marley

This mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee. The mattress comes in a range of sizes (Small to King). It's on the firmer side and is designed for side sleepers.

This is Money verdict: A good option if you are looking for support and a good night's sleep.

The Marley mattress comes in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large

8. The Silentnight Legend

This is another firm mattress. The Silentnight Legend has a latex core and a breathable fabric cover. It comes in a range of sizes (Standard to King) and comes with a 10-year guarantee.

This is Money verdict: A great choice if you want support, and a good night's sleep.

9. The Silentnight

This mattress comes in a range of sizes (Standard to Queen) and comes with a 10-year guarantee. It has a latex core and a breathable, waterproof fabric cover.

This is Money verdict: Great value, and it's also a decent choice if you are looking for support.

The Silentnight has a 10-year guarantee and free sheets for three years

10. Silentnight Prodigy

This mattress is firm and also features a latex core. It comes in two sizes (Standard and Queen). It is machine washable and comes with a five-year warranty.


If you looking for buying a mattress my suggestion is to go here and buy the best SweetNight.