Best and worst pocket sprung mattresses revealedMattresses from Silenight, Sealy and more reviewed

25 June 2013

Man lying comfortably on a mattress

The right mattress is essential for getting a good night's sleep

The latest Which? mattress test results are in, with nine new pocket sprung mattresses reviewed and rated, including one Best Buy mattress.

The Best Buy mattress stood out from the competition as it was the most durable of those we tested, it won’t move much if you turn over in the night, and it provides good body and back support for most people.

If you're buying a new mattress, check out our mattress reviews to find out which was the Best Buy, and to see which others we recommend and which you should avoid.

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New pocket sprung mattress reviews

We’ve tested nine pocket sprung mattresses from major brands such as Silentnight, Sealy, Dreams and Sleepeezee.

These include cheap mattresses that will set you back less than £275 - such as the Myer's Pocket Legacy – as well as high-end mattresses such as the Harrison Pearl 6000 (£849).

Memory foam mattress reviews

If you're more interested in memory foam mattresses than pocket sprung, we've also tested and rated memory foam mattresses from brands including Tempur and Silentnight.

Which? mattresses expert Matt Clear said: 'Some people find that memory foam mattresses are more comfortable because they mould to your body shape, while others find this makes it difficult for them to turn over, move or get out of bed.

'A further key difference between pocket sprung and memory foam mattresses is that memory foam will keep you warmer. If you want extra warmth from your mattress, this could be a plus - but some people will find the extra heat stifling. All our mattress reviews include information on how warm each mattress is.'

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