The best mattress under £1,000: which one should you buy?

Orthopaedic, memory foam or even the support of 2,500 pocket springs, a good mattress doesn’t have to cost the earth

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There are fantastic quality mattresses out there that cost well under £1,000, you just need to know where to find them and what brands to look out for. Brands such as Hypnos, Sealy, Casper and Simba all have fantastic mattresses in their ranges that will bring a superior level of comfort, whether you’re a side sleeper, front sleeper or require a firm mattress to help support a bad back. We've worked through the best mattresses to bring you what you need for a good night's sleep.

It’s hard to say, definitively, which is the best mattress under £1,000 because it will depend on your preferred sleeping position and support requirements. While the Hypnos Milford Pocket Sprung Mattress gets our vote when it comes to support for back pain, the Casper Memory Foam Rolled Mattress is worthy of place because of its pressure relieving properties and luxury, marshmallow-like softness. 

If you’re really unsure of the best mattress for you, hop over to the Dreams Mattress Finder, which will give you some handy pointers on the type of mattress you require for your needs.  

The best mattress under £1,000

1. Hypnos Milford Pocket Sprung Mattress

A firm, yet luxurious mattress that offers superior support for back sleepers

Specifications
Size: Single, Double, King
Depth: 26cm
Type: Spring
Comfort grade: Firm
Reasons to buy
+ Hand tufted finish and Belgian Damask cover 
Reasons to avoid
-Heavy

Featuring 1,200 pocket springs, this mattress delivers a firm comfort rating for superior support for back and front sleepers. As such it's our best mattress for under £1,000.

Despite the layers of support this still retains elements of luxury in the soft and breathable layers of wool, in fact the eOlus fibres are sustainable too so you can sleep even easier, guilt-free.

There is a hand tufted finish and Belgian Damask cover that mean a smooth top layer which you should sink into like sleep on a cloud.

Best of all, sometimes it’ll cost you less than £500 (as long as it’s in the Dreams' sale). This UK made mattress is free to be delivered to you and can be tested in a shop before you buy for anyone wishing to check that medium firm support in single, double or king size options is ideal for them.  

Sealy 1400 Nostromo

2. Sealy 1400 Nostromo

This combination mattress is well worth considering

Specifications
Size: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 30cm
Type: Combination
Comfort grade: Medium
Reasons to buy
+ Latex layer provides pressure relief and breathability 
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most new

Balancing comfort with support, this mattress combines both the powers of pocket springs and latex foam. As such it's made it this high in the list as our best combination mattress for under £1,000.

The foam sits on top of the pocket springs to provide pressure relief, which is great for side sleepers, while the 1,400 pocket springs ensure your body feels supported and the mattress remains in great shape. 

Latex is arguably better than memory foam because it’s breathable. This Innergetic latex is, as Sealy calls it, also offers natural comfort for pressure relief in the right areas that your body needs for a safe and supportive sleep.

While the mattress’ Tencel cover finish is temperature-regulating and anti-microbial, to ensure your mattress remains fresh for longer.  

Casper Memory Foam Rolled Mattress

3. Casper Memory Foam Rolled Mattress

Featuring new generation memory foam, there’s no need to worry about warm nights with Casper

Specifications
Size: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 24cm
Type: Memory foam
Comfort grade: Soft to medium
Reasons to buy
+ Four foam layers to offer the perfect level of support 
Reasons to avoid
-Foam

Made from new generation memory foam, this Casper mattress dashes the notion that memory foams causes you to overheat at night. This is our best foam mattress for under £1,000

Combing the support of traditional memory foam with a springy top layer ensures the mattress is breathable and pulls heat away from your body. This allows air to move more freely so it can circulate to keep your body temperature at its natural level of comfort.

To ensure it provides you with the right level of comfort and support, Casper has combined four layers of foam, including open-cell foam, responsive memory foam, adaptive transition foam and support foam. 

The mattress comes with a 100-night risk-free trial period so if you're not totally happy, for whatever reason, you can send it back after 99 nights of kip.

Rest Assured Evelyn 2000 Pocket Spring Latex Mattress

4. Rest Assured Evelyn 2000 Pocket Spring Latex Mattress

It sets you back that bit more than the Sealy but with 2,000 pocket springs, has the potential for even better for support

Specifications
Size: Double, King, Super King
Depth: 32cm
Type: Combination
Comfort grade: Soft to medium
Reasons to buy
+ Superior back support but with a softer comfort grade 
Reasons to avoid
-5 not 10 year guarantee

Offering a greater thickness and more spring support than the Sealy, this is a fantastic mattress if you can justify the top end price tag. This is our best mattress for under £1,000 with a latex mix.

While the pocket springs work to bring even support, the latex layer offers breathability and pressure relief, which is great if you’re a side sleeper. And with 2,000 pocket-springs this 34cm deep has more than most for a super smooth level of support expected from far more expensive mattresses.

With tufting all the way through and hypo-allergenic treatment to ward off dust mites and mould, this is a quality mattress that should provide a good balance of support, comfort and freshness. 

This mattress is hand crafted and comes with a top layer cover that can be easily cleaned to ensure this mattress stays fresh like new.

Hyde & Sleep Memory Foam Plus Mattress

5. Hyde & Sleep Memory Foam Plus Mattress

A tad more than the Casper, but equal if not better at comfort

Specifications
Size: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 25cm
Type: Memory foam
Comfort grade: Soft to medium
Reasons to buy
+ Marshmallow pillowiness with support and bounce 
Reasons to avoid
-Pricier

Combining the support of memory foam with the bounce and breathability of latex, Hyde & Sleep is on to something with this memory foam plus mattress. This is the best mattress for under £1,000 that uses advanced materials.

There’s a support base of high density breathable foam, which is then combined with the transition layer and a next generation memory foam layer to provide the ultimate sleep surface. The breathable cover provides an additional layer of comfort for even more luxury and it even comes with a 10-year guarantee – no worries about the usual eight-year lifespan.  

Aside from medium and firm there is also a very firm option which is ideal for those larger sleepers or anyone that needs the extra support – perfect for those with back pains or injuries.

Silentnight Sofia 1200 Mirapocket Mattress

6. Silentnight Sofia 1200 Mirapocket Mattress

With plenty of pocket-sprung comfort, the Sofia is certainly a catch

Specifications
Size: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 27cm
Type: Spring
Comfort grade: Medium to firm
Reasons to buy
+ The cheapest pocket spring mattress on the list 
Reasons to avoid
-5 year guarantee, not 10

This is the best mattress for under £1,000 that offers zoned support.

Thanks to the 1,200 Mirapocket springs in zones this mattress offers support specific to the sleeper which should not only make for a pain-free night but also a longer lasting mattress life.

Offering a medium to firm support level, this is the ideal mattress for back and front sleepers who can’t quite get on with entirely firm mattresses. Thanks to the Purotex soft-touch fabric cover, the mattress offers a clean and fresh night’s sleep, while its soft cover adds that extra touch of luxury.  

The breathable and fresh EcoComfort covers are made from sustainable fibres so nature is playing its part to help out and keep this mattress sustainable. But in a more traditional way this is double sided to offer maximum comfort and support over the long-run.

Leesa Premium Foam Mattress

7. Leesa Premium Foam Mattress

This Leesa offers smart multi-layer support

Specifications
Size: Single, Euro Single, UK Small Double, Euro Double, Double, UK King, Euro King, Super King
Depth: 25cm
Type: Memory foam
Comfort grade: Medium to firm
Reasons to buy
+ Three unique foam layers that combine to provide superior comfort and support 

This mattress certainly deserves a place in our top list as the best mattress for under £1,000 with multi-layer support. 

Thanks to the 5cm top layer of cooling Avena foam, this Leesa mattress is breathable, while the 5cm middle and bottom layers provide both pressure relief and support respectively. The bae core then offers maximum support for longer life and deeper sleeping comfort. Although it’s memory foam, the mattress offers medium to firm support, making it ideal for those that suffer with aches and pains.  

One in every ten mattresses sold is donated, so that'll help you sleep better. Plus you get a 100-night trial period. 

Simba Hybrid Mattress

8. Simba Hybrid Mattress

A hypo-allergenic mattress with a breathable cover, 2,500 springs, a latex layer and memory foam

Specifications
Size: Bunk Bed, Single, Small Double, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 25cm
Type: Combination
Comfort grade: Medium
Reasons to buy
+ Several layers that work together to deliver ultimate comfort 
Reasons to avoid
-No handles

This Simba is the best mattress for under £1,000 that science has to offer.

Thanks to testing over 10 million people and 180 million body profile points this mattress has been created to scientific perfection to offer the ultimate night's sleep. 

Your first layer is made from Simbatex, a synthetic latex that delivers on the same properties as natural latex, ensuring you’re kept cool and pressure points are relieved. With 2,500 pocket springs as the second layer, it delivers all round support to ensure you remain comfortable no matter your sleeping posture. Underneath the pocket springs is the memory foam layer, which moulds to your body shape, before lastly, the aptly-named Seventh Heaven, which ensures the mattress completely delivers on comfort for the best night’s sleep.

All that and this includes a 100-night trial so you can give it a go risk free.

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