Sleep is one of the most important activities of the day. It gives your body the necessary time to recuperate and recover. If you have ever had a newborn baby, you will understand just how quickly you struggle to cope with even the most basic of tasks, once you become sleep deprived.
|PRODUCT||SIZE||ITEM WEIGHT||MATERIAL TYPE||
|The Serta 12 inch||80 x 3 x 60||16 pounds||Memory Foam|
|Lucid Dual Layered||75 x 38 x 6||26.5 pounds||Fabric|
|Sleep Innovations Shiloh||80 x 60 x 12||80 pounds||Foam|
|DreamFoam Mattress||79 x 60 x 10||74 pounds||NA|
|Brentwood 13”||80 x 54 x 13||44.1 pounds||Bamboo-derived rayon|
If you ever remember physics from school, you will remember the lesson about why a very petite young lady can cause a lot of pain if she steps on your feet wearing stilettoes. This is because while she may not weigh a great deal, all of her weight is being passed through a very small area.
The same applies with side sleepers. There is a much smaller area of the body in contact with the mattress, which is why in our opinion a spring based mattress will never be the solution for a side sleeper. However thick the padding, at some point, the pressure points of the hip and shoulders will start to come into contact with the springs, and very quickly sleep-filled nights will be a dim distant grumpy memory.
The Serta 12 inch Gel Memory Foam mattress is so thick that if you are too short, you might need a step ladder to get into bed. This is not a criticism but a complement.
If funds are a little tight, then the Lucid Dual Layered Memory Foam mattress is far and away the best value mattress on test here. Compared to the competition there are obviously little innovations missing, which is understandable when you are designing a product to a certain budget, but in our opinion, the cuts that have been made will cause the minimum disruption to your night’s sleep.
The list of benefits this mattress brings continues to surprise and impress. A full 25-year guarantee is included as standard, so the company has total confidence in the build quality and materials used.
This mattress is made from two separate layers of foam. You lie down on 2.5 inches of Suretemp memory foam, which is stunningly soft and supportive, and you can feel the foam wrapping itself around your body as you settle down for a night’s sleep. Truth be told, it might make it difficult to get up for work in the morning, as this mattress is so comfortable.
The main body of the mattress is 9.5 inches of high-density support foam, which in our experience appeared to be of top quality and looks like it will last a long period.
There are also nice little additions such as anti-dust mite technology and Hypo-allergenic treatment. People often ignore these smaller additions, but in our opinion, they offer extra value, and surely it is better to have them than not.
As with the overall winner of our test, this mattress comes with a twenty-year guarantee, which demonstrates the quality of the product and should inspire confidence when purchasing.
Well not quite, but the Dreamfoam mattress does bring something else to the table. It combines four separate layers of materials, all of which add something to the overall quality of the product. The top layer is a 4-way stretch bamboo cover, which introduces a higher level of comfort, and facilitates natural air circulation. Cleaning is also much easier, and bamboo is naturally resistant to bacteria.
Underneath the top layer is 1.5 inches of Hyper-Flex foam. This foam is ideally suited to back or stomach sleepers, but for those who like to sleep on their side, it is probably the firmest support that won’t cause any pain or damage to your joints. Anything firmer and problems could develop.
The third level is that infamous Latex (rubber) layer we mentioned in the title. Rubber brings with it many benefits including natural comfort and maximum support.
Finally, there is a 6-inch high-density base which provides the perfect foundation for all of the other layers above it.
Buying a mattress can be quite an impersonal experience, particularly when buying online, but this is one area where Dreamfoam excel. As a small family owned business, you can actually speak to the owners direct, and customer service is regularly complemented in online reviews. This may or may not be important to you, although you will never appreciate the value of good quality customer service until you need to use it.
This mattress was so close to taking the coveted title, and for people who are concerned about the environment, or prefer natural products to sleep on it will clearly be the winner. The top layer which we mentioned above is made from wool and bamboo; wool is well known for its temperature regulating qualities. Furthermore, the mattress is CertiPUR-US which means that it contains no harmful or prohibited materials. This is clearly great news both for the environment and even more importantly for you and your family’s health.
You are an individual, and you will have a particular way of sleeping. Contrary to popular opinion, not all mattresses are the same, and it is better to choose a mattress that is compatible with your preferred method of sleeping. In this set of reviews, we want to focus on mattresses that are designed for those that sleep on their side.
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In recent years and with technological advances the standard and quality of mattresses have gone through the roof. As a customer things have never been better, and if you are upgrading from an old mattress, you will be pleasantly surprised at the increase in comfort levels. To be fair, all of the mattresses above are excellent first class products, but the Serta has that little bit of extra quality that in our opinion makes it the winner. Whichever of these you choose, your quality of sleep is going to explode through the room.