8 best mattresses under £1,000

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.  

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 

With an extremely large proportion of users rating this mattress as five star for comfort, this Hypnos had to make the list. Featuring 1,200 pocket springs, this mattress delivers a firm comfort rating for superior support for back and front sleepers, while still retaining elements of luxury in the soft and breathable layers of wool, hand tufted finish and Belgian Damask cover. Best of all, it’ll cost you less than £500 (as long as it’s in the Dreams' sale).  

Sealy 1400 Nostromo

2. Sealy 1400 Nostromo

Winner of Which? Best Buy Award 2015, 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 

Balancing comfort with support, this mattress combines both the powers of pocket springs and latex foam. 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, 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 

Made from new generation memory foam, this Casper mattress dashes the notion that memory foams causes you to overheat at night. Combing the support of traditional memory foam with a springy top layer ensures the mattress is breathable and pulls heat away from your body. To ensure it provides you with the right level of comfort and support, Casper have combined four layers of foam, including open-cell foam, responsive memory foam, adaptive transition foam and support foam. This special combination has resulted in awards including being named as one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2015.  

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 

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. 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. 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. 

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 

Combining the support of memory foam with the bounce and breathability of latex, Hyde & Sleep are on to something with this memory foam plus mattress. 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.  

Silentnight Sofia 1200 Mirapocket Mattress

6. Silentnight Sofia 1200 Mirapocket Mattress

With nines and 10s across the board, 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 

Having been awarded the Which? Best Buy Award in 2016, Sofia is well worth a mention, and with buyers giving her a rating of nines and 10s across the board, they certainly agree that low price doesn’t necessarily mean low quality. 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 fabric cover, the mattress offers a clean and fresh night’s sleep, while its soft cover adds that extra touch of luxury.  

Leesa Premium Foam Mattress

7. Leesa Premium Foam Mattress

With Which? and Good Housekeeping behind it, this Leesa is worth a mention, too

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 

Having won heaps of recognition from the likes of Which?, Good Housekeeping and the Evening Standard, this mattress certainly deserves a place in our top list. Buyers certainly agree with their conclusions, with mainly five star reviews across the board. Thanks to the 5cm top layer of cooling Avena foam, this Leesa mattress is breathable, while the middle and bottom layers provide both pressure relief and support respectively. Although it’s memory foam, the mattress offers medium to firm support, making it ideal for those that suffer with aches and pains.  

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 

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.

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