Top five pocket sprung mattresses for 2021
Pocket sprung mattresses are often said to provide long-lasting support without ever sagging in the middle. But while the best do all that and more, the worst we've seen cost hundreds of pounds and fail on both counts. Take a look at our pick of the best and worst pocket sprung mattresses to avoid making a decision that will hamper your sleep for years to come.
Don't assume that a great night's sleep costs a fortune. Our rigorous tests exclusively reveal that some mattresses costing less than £250 are more supportive, breathable and durable than certain mattresses costing four times as much.
Whether you want a traditional pocket sprung mattress with natural fillings, or a more modern one containing both springs and memory foam, we've tested some excellent mattresses that you'll want to consider. Take a look at our recommendations below, or head to our full list of to pick out the perfect option for you.
Table last checked: April 2021
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We spend thousands of pounds putting mattresses through their paces, and we're completely independent, so you can have complete confidence in our results.
Our body-support tests reveal how supportive each mattress is for you, regardless of your body shape or favoured sleeping position. And after we've simulated between eight and 10 years of use in our durability tests, we perform the body-support tests all over again. That way you know how the support changes over time. The best mattresses provide the same support as they did when new – even after you've been sleeping on them for years.
A good mattress is about more than just support and durability, though. Each one we test is measured for how easy it is to turn over on, how breathable it is and how stable it is. If you’re a light sleeper, we recommend buying a mattress that gets five stars for stability. These are the best at absorbing bounces, so you’re less likely to be disturbed when your partner rolls over or gets up in the night.