What with the inclusion of absurdly luxurious materials like horsehair, angora and cashmere, or maybe £3,000 worth of massage functionality, the cost of mattresses seems to be running away with us a bit these days, but you needn’t have to remortgage just to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re on a mission to find the best mattress under £1,000, we can help.
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Trusted big names like Hypnos and Vispring show that you don’t have to go for the flagship to take advantage of quality build and materials, and their more pocket-friendly models understandably make the cut, as does Casper, the startup making a splash on the sleep scene.
But brands aren’t the be-all and end-all. Each of our picks has something special to recommend it, whether that’s edge-to-edge pocket springs to stop you rolling off, hypoallergenic materials to see off the sneezes, or layers and layers of luxurious natural materials, so keep reading below to find the one that’ll give you sweet dreams.
If backache makes your mornings less than jolly, Hypnos have every sympathy, and they’ve come up with a solution in the form of this pocket spring mattress. The 1,200 individually encased springs allow for zoned support and the even distribution of body weight.
That, plus firmness all the way to the edge, helps combat roll-off and roll-together, while inner layers of naturally breathable wool and sustainable fibre eOlus keep things cool, springy and supportive. To find such an all-star cast of virtues for under £1,000 is pretty great, giving this Hypnos mattress our top spot.
Oddly, no matter whether you have a list of sleeping concerns as long as your arm or none at all, this memory foam mattress by Casper may be your best bet if you’re in the market for a new mattress.
It’s said to suit everyone, from stomach sleepers to side snoozers, thanks to a pressure-relieving layer of memory foam, and then three more layers of foam, namely open-cell for breathability, transition for bounce, and support for a firm, resilient base. Find memory foam too hot? Springs-only too dense? Give this a whirl.
Not everyone’s a fan of foam, and there’s nothing wrong with thinking traditional so long as there’s room in the budget. This Vispring mattress is a prime example, using natural materials and hand-crafted details to create a real luxury mattress for under £1,000, phenomenal value considering the high price tags of some of the brand’s other offerings.
It’s filled with layers of breathable cotton and fleece wool, which naturally wick moisture away from sleepers and keep the whole thing feeling fresh. When it comes to support, the strong vanadium steel springs step up, promising to maintain the integrity of the mattress and keep offering resilient support for years.
Allergies suck, and they suck even more when you’re just trying to get a good night’s kip. That’s where a hypoallergenic mattress like Rest Assured’s Evelyn hybrid comes in.
It’s our best under £1,000 for its claim to eliminate mould and dust mites without the use of any harsh chemicals, a win-win for anyone with respiratory disorders exacerbated by such things, but also for the fact that it sits pretty high in the comfy stakes too.
2,000 individual pocket springs, the highest spring count on our list, respond individually to your movements for tailored support, and a cushiony latex upper lets you properly sink in.
Restless partners are an enemy of sleep, so if you’re stuck with one, look for a mattress with minimal motion transfer like this one from Sealy. It was awarded a Which? Best Buy back in 2015, but reviewers still rave about the sumptuously thick layer of innergetic latex and responsive, supportive pocket-sprung core, the secret of its stability.
They say you won’t be disturbed if your partner flips and turns during the night, and that its breathable construction means no uncomfortable dampness gets retained if you happen to sweat a little in the night, making it an all-round great bet for light sleepers.