“ Brand: Silentnight / Product Type: Standard Mattress „
In my previous review I mentioned buying the cheapest possible bed frame when getting a new bed. For the mattress though, I splashed out the extra money and bought the most expensive. I am not certain the exact price, but I believe this mattress was about £350 at the time, on special. the current price at Argos is a whopping £479, for a king size mattress, with a very similar mattress from Tesco for £444. I would certainly shop around for the best price before buying this and look for package deals with a bed if possible. Smaller sizes will of course run a bit less.
Silentnight claims their patented miracoil system targets 7 specific areas, giving just the right amount of support for each. They also claim this spring system will prevent roll together ( where the weight of one body caves in part of the bed causing the other person to roll downhill onto the first), and that the bed will remain just as firm on the edges as in the middle. This specific mattress is designed so that the bottom layer provides a very firm support, while the top layer provides more cushioning, striking the ideal balance between a firm ( hard) bed and a soft but often saggy bed. The top is lightly quilted and meant to be hypoallergenic.
For the amount of money paid for this, I was expecting a lot from this mattress. Anything less then perfect and I think I would have been a very unhappy customer. However, I have to admit this mattress met and exceeded my expectations. This is without a doubt the best mattress I have ever slept on. I suffer from an autoimmune disease which badly affects my joints, and the amount of difference this makes to my back I think is really indescribable. yes I still have problems, but this has been of far more help then any medical intervention or medication, and I really don't know how I would cope without it.
This bed really does retain it's shape. You do not sink into it, or roll into the other person. You do not feel like you will roll down the slope into the floor if you end up sleeping on the edge. I have found that a very firm bed usually hurts my joints quite a bit, while a soft saggy one would be torture for my back. This really does strike the perfect balance. After 4 years there is absolutely no difference in this mattress from new.
I honestly can not find any fault at all in this mattress. You can not turn it over, which I used to do regularly with our old mattress, but you don't need to. It is just one less job to do. The only slight niggle I might have is that this is described as medium support, while I would think of it as more firm, but I am quite happy with firm. Even in pregnancy, and I must say I was the size of a beached whale, this gave me perfect support and I suffered so much less back pain then I had in my previous pregnancy.
I have given this 5 stars, but would give it 10 if that were an option. I do think this mattress was made to last, and am so impressed, I bought similar mattresses for both children's beds, my oldest having the exact same model from Argos ( in single size), and my youngest having a very similar one from Tesco. I think the extra money spent on these mattresses will pay off in the long run as I don't expect to replace this for many years.
Silentnight offers a 5 year warranty with any Silentnight mattress, but it is only a full warranty for the first year. If any thing goes wrong in the first year, you get 100% of your purchase price back, after that you only get the following amounts:
2-3 years 60% of current retail price
3-4 years 40% of current retail price
4-5 years 20% of current retail price