Best mattresses for 2019 – top UK buys for a perfect night's sleep


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 basic £120 one from Ikea.

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.

And there’s a good reason for the sudden surge in memory foam mattresses, with most brands so confident you’ll be swayed that they even offer a 100-night (or more) trial.

Included in each review is a mention of whether the retailer offers this alongside your purchase.

To help you decide, we’ve got the lowdown on all the best mattresses – and mattress deals – below.

Best mattress deals

Following the recent open letter sent to Apple calling on them to remove the snooze button, eve sleep has today released a full report with two neuroscience and psychology experts revealing the true extent of the function’s effect on mental health.

To encourage the nation to quite the snooze button eve sleep also has a discount offer running until 30th April, that gets you 30% off orders over £450 between the hours of 6.30 – 7.30am – just head to the eve sleep website.

1. Eve Sleep mattress, £349

This comes with a 100 day sleep trial

Comfortable, breathable, 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 – plus get 30% off eve sleep orders over £450 between 6.30 – 7.30am until 30th April

2. Emma Mattress, £429

Great for couples

A completely foam-based mattress, the Emma mattress has been named the best on test mattress by the Which? magazine.

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 £429 – plus get 35% off everything at Emma Mattress using the code Eastermay35

3. Leesa Premium Foam mattress, £450

There’s three different layers in this

Made in Derbyshire 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.

They also operate a One-Ten programme, as for every 10 mattresses sold, Leesa donates one to charities that support organisations serving the homeless or at-risk men, women and children, and has since donated over 30,000. Leesa also offer the 100 day free trial.

Get it from the Leesa website for £450 plus get 25% off all Leesa Mattresses using the code EASTER25

4. Nectar Sleep mattress, £399

Nectar’s mattresses follow the memory foam trend – but do it a little different

Going for coolness rather than contour, Nectar Sleep mattresses combine your usual memory foam and gel memory foam, for a not too hard and not to soft but always glorious good night’s sleep.

There’s free UK mainland delivery included (as long as it’s on Monday – Friday), as well as free removal of your old mattress, making it all as easy as possible.

Get it from Nectar from £399. £100 off and 2 free pillows (worth £70) at Nectar Sleep when you sign up to their newsletter

5. 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

6. Casper mattress, £375

Casper is also a good choice

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 £375.

7. 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


8. Duo mattress, £795

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 Tweak Slumber website for £795 plus get £130 off ANY mattress (DUO and Nrem) purchase – just use the code SLUMBER130 at the checkout.

9. 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 Wayfair for £307.99

10. 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


11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

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