Top matress reviews tricks right now? Though technically classified as a foam mattress, the top layer of the Purple Mattress is quite different from memory foam. Dubbed the Purple Grid, this 2-inch layer of hyper-elastic polymer has large open cells like an egg crate and has a squishy, gel-like feel. The design of this grid lets lots of air flow through the mattress to minimize heat buildup, though professional testers are mixed on how cool the Purple stays at night. The Purple Mattress provides pressure relief like a foam mattress but doesn’t let you sink in quite like you will with memory foam. That’s good news for combination sleepers who like to change position at night without feeling stuck in the mattress. The Purple bed does a decent job of reducing motion transfer, so you shouldn’t feel too much jostling from a restless bedmate.
A more traditional composition of up to 2500 hand-nested pocket springs paired with all-natural hypoallergenic fillings such as cashmere, wool, cotton and silk the Herdwick from the Woolroom is a classic choice. It’s delivered by a two-man team, which is just as well as the king size our testers chose is both weighty and solid. No mind, the delivery team seemed well versed in getting large objects up difficult, windy stairs to unpack and place the mattress in the room of choice. They also took away all packaging, which was great. At first glance you can see the craftsmanship that has gone into this quality piece, with a soft-to-the-touch, chemical free merino wool ticking top secured with tufted ‘buttons’. It almost felt a shame to cover it up with sheets. We were testing on a slatted base and although the mattress felt quite bouncy at first, it was plenty firm enough for our back sleeper, while it was wonderfully easy on the hips and shoulders for our side snoozer. The natural materials make it breathable and help to wick away nighttime sweat, ensuring the hottest of our testers had a very comfortable, wriggle-free night. As with all traditional spring mattresses it does require both turning and rotating to keep it at its best and while it’s heavy, the sturdy side handles make it a 5 minute job when changing sheets.
Dusk is relatively new to the mattress game, but that hasn’t stopped the brand creating a seriously decent mattress. It has fantastic edge-to-edge support – it was one of the best hybrids we tested for this. It’s also got a medium-firm tension, which will suit pretty much anyone. Certainly, it impressed both us and our very discerning – ok, fussy – co-tester. It was one of those mattresses that makes it hard to get out of bed, in the right way. The top layer on this mattress is made from cooling gel foam, which is designed to maximise airflow and keep you temperate all night long – great for those liable to night sweats. The support in the Dusk mattress comes from 2,000 springs (in the king size) that are sandwiched between layers of memory foam. These three layers work together to provide dependable support that kept us snuggled all night long, while keeping our spines in optimal alignment. It’s a very decent mattress for the money.
Buying the right size mattress for your bed frame: Measure the inside frame of your bed using a tape measure, to check if the mattress is going to fit. Obviously, you don’t want it exactly the same because you need a slight gap for changing sheets. If you have a divan bed, take measurements from the top of the divan – not the sides – all the way to each edge. Can I change my mind? Most manufacturers will allow for you to try your mattress at home and then return it if you’re not happy. But this isn’t a given, so always check with the retailer and/or brand you’re buying from. While some trial periods are relatively short – 30 days or so – some are up to a year. There will be terms to these trial periods: some will require the use of mattress protectors, while others will expect you to follow care guidelines to the letter. We’ve listed here the trial and guarantee periods for each of the mattresses we tried. Find extra info at Mattressly.
Designed and made in the UK, the Rem-Fit 400 mattress (which arrives in a box) is a medium/firm mattress which offers a good level of support across the entire mattress surface. This is down to the five incredible layers which include a combination of cool open-cell memory foam and 2000 premium pocket springs. It’s suitable for all sleepers – especially side sleepers – and will comfortably withstand a combined weight of 40 stone, too. We tried it out for a few months during the summer and found that it not only relieved us from back pains, but we also found that we didn’t get overheated during the night. Being a hybrid mattress we felt that we really had the best of both worlds, especially if you’re a side sleeper as our reviewer is. We also found that it is competitively priced with the only slight downside being the lingering smell of plastic which one has come to expect now from memory foam mattresses, but this soon fades so you’ll be sleeping in comfort in no time.