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Best Memory Foam Mattress Reviews

By  Enda McLarnon

There are a lot of memory foam mattresses on the UK market, from a whole range of leading bedding brands. They also come in a range of sizes, prices, different types of memory foam and quality. That is a lot of information to process, and it can be complex to try and pick the right one for your needs.

Best Memory Foam Mattress Reviews

The information in this article is dedicated to helping you find the best memory foam mattress, for your needs based on good quality, and exceptional value for money. We believe the simplest way to do this, is to read the reviews, and then rank the best in a list. That ranking is based entirely on how buyers rated their mattress purchase.

In other words, they bought it, used it and then took the time to leave a review. We have also included a full buying guide for readers who want to know everything before making a purchase.

For those of you, who do not have time to read this full buying guide, and simply want to know which the best ones are, we have included just below the best memory foam mattresses for particular bed sizes. For each type of bed we have included the best selling mattress and also the highest buyer rated mattress.

Best Single Size Memory Foam Mattress

92% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

According to many online buyers the IYEE NATURE single memory foam mattress is the best seller

It is a 3 feet mattress (90x190x18cm)

This is a gel memory foam mattress with a double layer that improves back support and heat dissipation

It includes a soft hypoallergenic cover layer that is washable

It helps reduce motion transfer of a partner so your sleep is undisturbed.

It comes with a 10 year warranty

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 75% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is very good value for money
  • Buyers say this is a medium to firm mattress that really helps with sleep and back pains
  • Buyers liked the cover and the fact that it could be washed

Cons

  • A few buyers say the mattress is too thin
  • A few buyers say this didn't solve their back pain

Milliard Single Gel Memory Foam Mattress

94% buyer satisfaction based on 350+ online buyer reviews

According to many online buyers the Milliard single gel memory foam mattress is the highest buyer rated

It is a 3 feet mattress (90x190x20cm) so slightly thicker than the one above

This is a gel memory pocketed coil foam mattress with 5 cm of memory foam that sits on top of a 15 cm high density foam base

It includes a soft hypoallergenic cover layer that is washable

It helps reduce motion transfer of a partner so your sleep is undisturbed, and also good for back pain.

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 80% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is good value for money
  • Buyers say this is a firm mattress for light to medium sized people
  • Buyers liked that it helped their back pain and posture

Cons

  • A few buyers say the mattress is too firm
  • A few buyers say this had a funny smell at the start

Best Selling Double Memory Foam Mattress

84% buyer satisfaction based on 10,000+ online buyer reviews

The best selling double sized foam mattress is the Silentnight Comfort Rolled Foam Mattress

This is a comfort rolled mattress with pocket coils and has a medium firmness so a very good choice for side sleepers

It is made in the UK by the Silentnight brand

It measures 90 cms long x 135 cms wide and 14 cm thick and weighs just under 12 Kg

It comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 62% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a very firm mattress
  • Buyers say this has helped then sleep much better
  • Buyers say it is good value for money

Cons

  • 8% of buyers left a poor review
  • A few buyers say this had a funny smell at the start
  • Quite a few buyers said it doesn't last long

Highest Rated Double Memory Foam Mattress

92% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews

is is the highest rated mattress by online buyers with great reviews.

It has 3 layers a surface layer which is a fibre cover, a comfort layer which is a set of foams and the all important support layer which is high elasticity foam and pocket springs

It measures 190 x 135 x 23 cm; 29 Kilograms and weighs a heavy 29 Kg

This is a medium firm mattress and really high quality

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 76% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a very firm mattress yet still feels really soft
  • Buyers say this has helped then sleep much better even with bad backs
  • Buyers say it is more expensive than others but worth the investment

Cons

  • 4% of buyers left a poor review
  • A few buyers say this is too soft

Best Selling King Size Memory Foam Mattress

88% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

The best selling King memory foam mattress is the Inofia King Memory Foam Mattress

It is a pocket coil mattress that is medium to firm with a washable cover.

This mattress does come with a 200 night trial to see if it is the right one for you

It measures 200 cms long x 150 cms wide and 22 cms thick and weighs just under 24 Kg

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 70% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a firm mattress that offers excellent support for the back
  • Buyers say this is like sleeping on a cloud
  • The vast majority of buyers say it is very good value for money

Cons

  • 6% of buyers left a poor review
  • A few buyers say this is a hard mattress

Highest Rated King Size Memory Foam Mattress

92% buyer satisfaction based on 1,800+ online buyer reviews

The Sweetnight SuperKing Size  6 feet 5FT Gel Memory Foam Sprung Mattress is the highest rated mattress by online buyers with great reviews.

This is a 10" thick mattress that has a medium to firm feel and as it has wrapped individual coils is excellent for motion isolation

It measures 2 metres in length, 1.8 metres wide and 0.25 metres thick - it uses a high density foam and a gel memory foam for great comfort

This is a medium firm mattress and really high quality

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 79% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a very firm mattress that offers amazing support especially for heavier people
  • Many buyers say this has helped then sleep much better by relieving both neck and back pain
  • Buyers say it is more expensive than others but worth the investment

Cons

  • 3% of buyers left a poor review
  • A few buyers say this is just far too soft

Best Selling Super King Size Memory Foam Mattress

88% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

The best selling King memory foam mattress is the EMMA Original Super King Mattress

It is a pocket coil mattress that is medium to firm with a washable cover.

This mattress does come with a 200 night trial to see if it is the right one for you

It measures 200 cms long x 180 cms wide and 25 cms thick and weighs just under 32 Kg

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 70% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a firm mattress that offers excellent support for the back
  • Buyers say this is like sleeping on a cloud
  • the vast majority of buyers say it is very good value for money

Cons

  • 6% of buyers left a poor review
  • A few buyers say this is a hard mattress

Highest Rated Super King Size Memory Foam Mattress

92% buyer satisfaction based on 1,800+ online buyer reviews

The Sweetnight King Size  5 feet 5FT Gel Memory Foam Sprung Mattress is the highest rated mattress by online buyers with great reviews.

This is a 10" thick mattress that has a medium to firm feel and as it has wrapped individual coils is excellent for motion isolation

It measures 2 metres in length, 1.5 metres wide and 0.25 metres thick - it uses a high density foam and a gel memory foam for great comfort

This is a medium firm mattress and really high quality

Value for Money

Comfort

Sleep Quality

Pros

  • 79% of all buyers gave this mattress a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a very firm mattress that offers amazing support especially for heavier people
  • Many buyers say this has helped then sleep much better by relieving both neck and back pain
  • Buyers say it is more expensive than others but worth the investment

Cons

  • 3% of buyers left a poor review
  • A few buyers say this is just far too soft

Memory Foam Mattress Complete Buying Guide

Just below you can read our long and detailed guide to memory foam mattresses. In this guide we explain everything you need to know before you buy a memory foam mattress for your home.

Memory foam first came into being in the 1970s and was actually invented by NASA to improve the safety of airplane cushions. Since then it has been used for a variety of purposes. One of the main uses is of course with the memory foam mattress.

When it first arrived it truly did change up the world of bedding. Until its arrival mattresses were essentially pretty much the same and were to all intensive purposes sets of springs covered by some type of cloth material.

However the introduction of memory foam mattresses did bring with it two major complaints in its early days. Buyers said that it created a "sinking feeling" and that they retained all of the "heat" and both of these made sleeping uncomfortable.

Both of those complaints were completely justified and manufacturers spent a lot of money and time fixing those two problems. They have now resolved those issues completely. It is worth knowing that as a result of their research and development, is that it is now almost impossible to buy an actual mattress made just from memory foam.

These days they use a variety of layers, some of which are a blend of foams, that still offer the many benefits of memory foam, but also allow for much better air circulation and support for the various types of sleepers.

How Much Do Memory Foam Mattresses Cost?

The price varies depending on the size and quality of the mattress that you want to buy. Generally speaking they vary from £40-100 for a single, £80-150 for a double, and £150+ for the King or Super King bed sizes.

If you are looking for a top quality memory foam mattress then these will be more expensive with prices of £300 and above.

Below we have included a table showing actual bed sizes. You need to buy a mattress to suit exactly the type of bed size that you have.

UK Bed Sizes Explained

Type of Bed

Size

Small Single Bed

2' 6" wide and 6' 3" long

Standard Single Bed

3 feet wide and 6' 3" long - most common bed size for kids and bunk beds

Small Double Bed

4 feet wide and 6' 3" long

Normal Double Bed

4' 6" wide and 6' 3" long

King Bed

5 feet wide and 6' 6" long

Super King Size Bed

6 feet wide and 6' 6" long

In the UK you may hear people refer to "Queen" sized beds and this can get confusing. That term is more used in the USA and Europe but not here in the UK. For example a King size bed in the UK is approximately the same size as an American Queen sized bed. To add even more confusion some UK manufacturers refer to a small double as a Queen bed.

Mattress Sizes (UK)

Mattress Size

Metric (cm)

Imperial (Feet and inches)

Small Single

75 x 190

2'6" x 6'3"

Single

90 x 190

3'0" x 6'3"

Small Double (Queen)

120 x 190

4'0" x 6'3"

Double

135 x 190

4'6" x 6'3"

King Size

150 x 200

5'0" x 6'6"

Super King Size

180 x 200

6'0" x 6'6"

Important Things to Remember when buying a new mattress

Vacuum Wrapped Mattresses

If you are buying a mattress online the chances are it may come vacuum wrapped. When you open that and unroll the mattress it takes anything between 3-7 days for the mattress to get fully back to its original shape.

Buyers tend to get the mattress on to the bed as they are excited to see how good it is and also to help improve aches and pains or various sleeping problems. It is better to wait for a few days and allow the mattress to return to the factory shape and size.

Getting used to the Mattress

Believe it or not, your body actually needs around 4-6 weeks to get used to a new mattress. There are many reasons for this of course. The main one is that your body has got used to the old mattress and it's a bit like going on holiday, laying on a new mattress can feel strange for a few days.

Likewise the mattress, mainly the springs also need to figure out the weight and shape of your body, and they will also make very small adjustments. The entire process just takes time, which is why 30 day trials are regularly offered by manufacturers.

Understanding the Famous Smell When Using for the First Time

This is a complaint that you will read a lot online when reading reviews. Many foam mattresses come rolled inside plastic and then inside boxes. When mattresses are made from foam there is a smell that comes from the manufacturing process in the factories.

When that gets sealed inside plastic and is also sealed in during the storage, shipping and delivery process it will build up. Once the box and plastic gets open that smell may come out depending on the process used to make the mattress in the factory.

The good news is that it does go away very quickly in most cases. It may take up to 24 hours to disappear, but it will.

Hopefully we have provided you with enough information to be able to know about the best memory foam mattress that is available in the UK. As you can see there are lots of choices available from many brands.

The higher rated mattresses all have various layers of foam, typically a supportive foam, some type of comfort foam and usually a gel foam which helps keep the mattress at the right temperature when you are sleeping.

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