What are the Best Mattresses in the UK?
Top 10 Best Mattresses
We'll help you buy the best mattress for you.
We've compiled the best mattresses and included prices for the popular single & double mattress sizes.
Buying a mattress online is now a popular way to buy a new mattress, but if you're unsure our buying guide below helps simplify the process.
Find the best mattress for you & the first step towards a better nights sleep.
The Best Mattress Brands To Buy
To ensure you buy the best mattress we've reviewed mattresses from the best mattress brands on the market. You can go direct to their website to view their full range. Some of the brands we feature include:
Emma Mattress The UK’s Most-Awarded Mattress. Made in the UK. Best-Selling since 2019
Simba Sleeps Take sleep up a gear with the only mattress with cooling comfort where you need it, at the top
Nectar Sleeps There's 9cm of premium memory foam in every Nectar mattress, 4 times more than most other brands
Silent Night A mattress for every sleeper whether you're a twister and turner or sink-in snoozer
Sleepezee Premium standards with family values and a wide range of natural materials including British wool and silk
Hypnos a trusted supplier to some of the worlds’ finest homes, palaces and hotels
Sorted by All Mattress recommendations
What To Consider Before You Buy a New Mattress?
Decide between Memory Foam (such as Nectar), Pocket Spring (such as Vispring) or Hybrid (such as Simba).
You can choose between medium, firm & soft mattresses. If you're unsure, stick with medium.
The quality of mattresses have improved drastically but most manufacturers offer up to 365 nights trial.
We've included the price of single and double mattresses below. We have a dedicated page for King Size Mattresses
Whilst brand is becoming less and less of a factor, we've also included a range of mattress brands in this list.
The Best Mattress Buying Guide
What is the best mattress?
The very best mattresses will have further options, with one of the most popular options being effective thermal regulation.
Through the use of evaporation technology and moisture wicking, which help move perspiration away from the body and through the fabric, where it will then evaporate to help you feel cooler and more comfortable.
Our Best Mattress brands guide helps you see which companies offer this technology.
What to look for in the best mattress?
First thing you’ll see when looking at a new mattress is the cover, which mattress providers call “ticking” and helps the best mattress brands make their product look as attractive as possible.
Of course, looks can be deceiving and that’s why it’s important to look past a bright exterior and examine the quality of the mattress itself.
Luckily, the “ticking" isn’t there just to stand out, the material needs to be of high quality cloths which are woven or knitted into cotton yards to give a strong finish.
Cheaper, less quality mattresses will have cloths made from polyester and are often printed. You’ll also find some cheaper mattresses which are stitch bond fabrics.
The best mattresses may also have ticking with special qualities such as anti allergy, anti-bacterial, water resistant etc.
Spring or Foam Mattress?
One of the more obvious dilemmas is deciding whether you want a
pocket spring or foam mattress, and the decision here is dependent
on what you’re looking for.
In pocket spring mattresses, the springs are sewn into individual
fabric pockets. The best pocket spring mattresses tend to be firmer
mattress types and will provide core support.
Huge advances have been made providing even more spring
mattress options to suit differing needs.
The inside of the mattress can be constructed so that it provides
additional support through the middle to give additional support to
heavier parts of the body such as hips & shoulders.
Some of the best mattresses will even allow differing tensions to be
created within the same mattress - allowing the user to adjust
Foam mattresses are proving to be an extremely popular mattress option of late. The great thing about foam mattresses is the flexibility they offer given the ability to achieve different levels of comfort & support. The best foam mattresses are made from various layers of high quality foam, offering the right level of support.
Still undecided? Of course you can go for a hybrid option, which has the best of both worlds, foam & pocket spring. One of the best hybrid mattresses is Casper’s Hybrid Mattress, which features 5 components, including resilient springs & a high quality foam topping.
What is the best mattress in the UK?
That’s what this comparison will try help decipher!
The real question is, “what is the best mattress for me?”. The answer to that is dependent on your needs, but the checklist below let’s you know what to look out for:
What size mattress do I need?
Do you want a pocket spring or memory foam mattress?
Do you want a firm or medium tension mattress?
What brand do I want?
Can I trial the mattress?
Does the mattress brand offer free delivery?
Which is the best mattress brand?
Given the recent advancements in technology, there’s now less differentiation when it comes to quality of the best mattresses & brands.
The main thing to look out for here is the type of mattress you’re looking for as opposed to the brand. Some, such as Nectar specialise in foam mattresses, whereas a brand such as Eve offers a wider range including pocket spring mattresses.
Of course, if you’re undecided on the best mattress brand for you, there’s always the option of visiting a John Lewis store or online on Mattressman, where they stock all the best mattress brands for you to sample or compare against.
Visit our mattress brand overview for a high level view on the best mattress brands offering.
What other mattress options do I have?
There is a money saving "hack" for when you need a new mattress or simply want to try a different mattress type of a while - mattress toppers.
Mattress toppers (also known as mattress protectors) act as a protective barrier between you and your mattress. With the extra layer of comfort this brings, a mattress topper can help provide additional support whilst you sleep.
Examples of mattress toppers include Emma Mattress Protector, which for £89 provides great value.
Mattress toppers also protect against general wear & tear of your mattress as well as those spillages, dirt & climbing pets!
The Nectar Mattress Protector also helps your body sleep cool and comfortable, each and every night throughout all seasons, coming in at £60, occasionally being discounted for even bigger savings.
Head back to the top of this comparison to browse through the best mattresses.