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Would you spend a lot of money on a mattress?

A good night's sleep

Did you know that in your lifetime you spend 200,000 hours in bed? It’s important to find the right mattress for you, but how much would you be willing to spend on a good night’s sleep?

To me, knowing that you’re going to spend so much of your life lying on your mattress means it’s worth spending more to get the best for you.

When it comes to bedroom buys, whether a mattress or pillow, I know that a lot of my friends have simply gone for the best bargain, rather than what will suit their body.

But to me, price isn’t such a strong consideration. A good night’s sleep is what really matters most to me, and getting the best mattress for you can make such a difference.

The mattress minefield

Mattresses are a bit of a minefield, however. Do you go for pocket sprung, memory foam, open sprung, latex or foam? Plus, some mattresses combine more than one type, such as pocket sprung with a memory foam topping. So what do all of the types mean for you and getting a good night’s sleep?

Even though my dad used to own a bed linen company, I wasn’t fully clued up on mattresses until I filmed our how to buy a mattress video.

So now I know what type would suit me best, and I’m armed with the right information to head to the shops and try some mattresses out. Don’t forget that actually lying and turning on some mattresses is key to choosing the right one. But the next question is, how much should I spend? Seeing as so much time will be spent snuggled on my mattress, it’s surely well worth forking out to get the best.

Best doesn’t have to mean pricey

However, looking at our latest mattress reviews from our lab, it seems the best ones don’t always come at a high price. But your chosen ideal mattress type could impact on this – the price for a Best Buy pocket sprung and Best Buy memory foam do differ by about £300, for example.

Generally speaking, pocket sprung and memory foam are more expensive than open sprung mattresses. But with open sprung you’re more likely to feel your partner turn in the night and are also more likely to wear out faster than other types. So I guess it’s a balance between what you know is best for you and what makes a great mattress at a great price.

But would you like to spend a lot on a mattress? Or are you happy to get the one that’s the cheapest, no matter the type?

What type of mattress do you sleep on?

Pocket sprung (54%, 234 Votes)

Memory foam (28%, 124 Votes)

Continuous coil/open coil (7%, 30 Votes)

Latex (6%, 27 Votes)

Other (let us know in the comments) (3%, 13 Votes)

Foam (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 436

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Don’t presume that spending over £7,000 on a Vi-Spring mattress buys you quality. It may, yet it may not. Our first Vi-Spring was excellent and lasted for 11 years. Our most recent showed signs of sinking after less than 11 months! The present mattress is a ‘combination’ ie. medium the one side for my wife, and firm on my side. We turn it regularly, but for obvious reasons we don’t rotate it. However, a somewhat run of the mill dismissive letter from Vi-Spring suggested that our “problem could be minimised by rotating the mattress”. This clearly showed their disinterest and lack of research into our complaint. As a result we opted to let them arrange for FIRA to inspect, presuming FIRA would be impartial. This clearly wasn’t to be the case either. After a 40 minute inspection of the bed, he too suggested that we ought to be rotating the mattress as well as turning it. He had to admit that he hadn’t appreciated it was a combination mattress. I found this so hard to comprehend and dismissed him as a waste of space, and a time waster. The fact that Vi-Spring pay a membership to FIRA suggest to me a lack of impartiality. I’ve received no apologies from Vi-Spring, nor the retailer, simply an email ” pleased to advise that the mattress conforms to all Vispring(sic) specifications and has no manufacturing fault.” Be warned.

A.Willetts. Kidderminster. Worcs.

It might be beneficial to rotate your mattress, Anthony, so long as you and your wife changed sides. You would still be on the firm side of the mattress but your weight would be distributed differently helping to even out the contours.

Anthony – I suggest you contact the Furniture Ombudsman and you might get a free independent inspection: https://www.thefurnitureombudsman.org/expert-inspections/#need_expert_inspection_top

How absolutely infuriating. I hope you contain consumer rights. And can pay your own “impartial” person to inspect.

Has anyone purchased Hilary Devay duvalay mattress and if so are they any good.

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YveYve says:
27 September 2018

I bought a Vispring mattress and the smell was intolerable even after leaving it unmade in my bedroom for 5 weeks. I slept in another room.
Vispring replaced the mattress with no problem and now I am waiting to see if the much reduced smell in the new mattress will dissipate because although it is less and does not permeate the whole upstairs of my house I still could not cope with sleeping in it.

Emma Mattress. Default on refund. Anyone else returned an Emma Mattress within their 100 day trial period and had Emma not pay the refund due? I’ve spent three months trying to recover the payment due, via PayPay, RBS bank and the European Consumer Centre. Next step is likely to be formal legal action. I’m very angry with Emma Matratzen GmbH who seem to be totally dishonest. I suspect there are many more in my position.