- Let's dig deep into the middle-class seam of STW. Mattresses.
AS I like a firm mattress and Mrs B likes soft, we compromised – a Silent Night mattress (not cheap, but not pricy .. £400 I think) with a quality covered memory foam topper (Dunelm ‘Hotel’ I think ..). It’s been a good mix and the mattress still looks and feels like new 2 years on.Posted 1 year agoStonerSubscriber
Time for a new sex-trampoline for Stoner Boudoir.
The 12yr old 1st gen memory foam slab is looking sorry for itself and we’re redecorating so seizing the moment.
Our heads have been turned by the swathe of new “independent”, direct manufacturer, foam/hybrid sellers. There’s a handful of brands in the UK now, but we’ve narrowed it down to Simba https://simbasleep.com/ and Leesa https://www.leesa.co.uk/
I’m thinking the former, the wife the latter. She cant get her head around little springs on top of memory foam.
Any STWers recently upgraded their love-pads and can offer an opinion?
More distressingly however, we have discovered we live miles from the nearest John Lewis where we might test the Simba. It’s almost like living in the north. Not quite as bleak, but almost.Posted 1 year agotheotherjonvSubscriber
If this “direct” business is from a warehouse to your bedroom, I personally wouldn’t buy something I would be using for a third of my life for the next text years without lying on it (and many others) first.
True, but there’s little risk with a 100 days free trial on both the ones Stoner linked to.Posted 1 year agofootflapsSubscriber
Our last two mattresses were bought online without testing and were fine…
We need a new one, but the current bed is a European King Size, so finding the right size mattress in the UK is very hard, only had a choice of about 3 the last time I looked..
Will probably have to get one made bespoke!Posted 1 year agoandermtMember
Last mattress be bought a few years ago we went to the usual high street sales places like Dreams etc.
Tried them until we found one we liked (silentnight one so not very STW), which was obviously a dreams exclusive, took a note of the specs and went onto the manufacturers website, found the standard type that matched that then went online and ordered it.
We ordered from The Sleep Shop, as generally over 50% off the Dreams price. I was happier ordering from them as it is a bricks and mortar company alongside the online shop.Posted 1 year ago
I remember everyone suddenly panicking that they were building a hundred thousand small shoe box apartments by the canal that no-one wanted anymore.
Yeah it’s all good now though, they’re even building more…….
I’ve got an Ikea mattress BTW, so can’t really help with the actual topic.Posted 1 year agopahoehoeMember
Bit like buying a bike, a full blown real world conditions demo of a mattress is hard to come by. But we did this
and its excellent.
Backup plan was Ikea having had them before and being also good.Posted 1 year agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
CG, the cognoscenti take the lifts.
It’s also the only acceptable reason for being in The Stoke.
😀 but thought it was only old people who used lifts. 😉 😆 Last time I was in the town a certain bike race came whooshing through, first visit to the UK so all very exciting!Posted 1 year agojambalayaSubscriber
When we where researching a new bed after betting married we where put right off by a forum post which said memory foam mattresses encouraged more passivity during love making as you tend to sink in and stay put. F that !!
We treated ourselves to a ViSpring, they do work best as a whole bed though inc box-spring. We have Tempur pillows fyi, they are great.Posted 1 year ago
If you find more information about bespoke mattresses, let me know … otherwise -Temple of Mattress knowledge- is at John Ryan by design*.
Hell, there is breakdown of Simba mattress here (https://johnryanbydesign.co.uk/question/simba-mattress-and-eve-rave-reviews/)Posted 1 year agoconvertSubscriber
These guys used to be the default STW answer for mattresses – used to be called the mobile matressman. Bought what is now called the origins pocket latex 1500 5 years ago and it’s been good. Their information sections are good even if buying from elsewhere.
Weirdly I have just finished a new mattress conversation with Mrs C to replace the spare bedroom mattress (used to be our old main one). They will be on the shortlist again.Posted 1 year agozzrmattMember
I’d go with John Ryan by Design as mentioned by popstar and convert above.
Trying a bed for a few minutes in a shop is completely pointless unless you normally sleep in your outdoor clothes and even then it doesn’t give you an idea what the bed will be like after a year of lying on it each night.
We’ve got three John Ryan mattresses of various ages and they are all still superbly comfortable.Posted 1 year agotheotherjonvSubscriber
On the basis of interest free credit and a 100 day trial – I’ve just ordered a Simba. Will post review after we’ve had it a few weeks.
It’s not a whim purchase – have been looking at both online and bricks and mortar offerings recently; our old memoryfoam is both old and very hot particularly noticeably in these past few humid months. Like a waterbed but with the water on the outside. If comfort is similar but hotness is improved that’ll be a win. And if the pocketed springs make Mrs V a bit more responsive too…….. be like being a newlywed again.Posted 1 year agoyosemitepaulMember
We needed a new mattress a couple of years ago. Considering you spend so much of your life horizontally on the bed, we decided to do our research, and if necessary be prepared to pay for it.Posted 1 year ago
We nailed it down to abaca organic a company that make their own mattresses in South Wales. They are not cheap but going to bed is now a pleasure in so many ways!
Theotherjohn, I had memory foam mattress from Healthbeds … and yeah, jigy-jigy performance was bad.Posted 1 year ago
Like as if you fell into muddy ditch and sank there, bloody no spring to it, no bounce … just hard messy work. Guess I’m fitter in the end, but memory foam malarkey isn’t for me, that’s certain.
Proper spring mattress, that’s where it’s at!
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