Best mattresses 2020 UK: From John Lewis’ Emma mattress to Dormeo’s Octasmart

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·4 mins read
Looking for a new mattress? We have found the best mattresses to suit everyone's sleep needs.  (Getty Images)
Looking for a new mattress? We have found ones to suit everyone's sleep needs. (Getty Images)

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What could be better with the onset of autumn than settling down for a long night’s sleep on a comfortable mattress, wrapped in a warm duvet?

There are a whole host of mattresses available to buy; from memory foam designs, coil mattresses, and that is before you have picked the firmness and size you need.

So it’s safe to say it can be slightly overwhelming when it comes to shopping for a new one.

Mattresses are not only designed to ensure you have a restful night’s sleep, but also support your body, and help to align your spine during your (hopefully) eight hour slumber.

From John Lewis’ top-rated Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress, and Octasmart Plus Memory Foam Mattress, to designs from well-respected mattress companies, Casper, Silentnight and Simba, there are a whole host to choose from.

We have found the bestselling mattresses for double beds to suit everyone’s sleep needs and budgets.

Shop the top-rated mattresses

Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress | £499 from John Lewis & Partners

Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress
Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress

The Emma Original Memory Foam Mattress boasts medium tension, thanks to its combination of adaptive foam layers. The mattress is made from a climate fibre foam to regulate humidity, Airogocell foam, which moulds to any body shape and Visco-Elastic memory foam to help distribute the sleeper’s pressure. It also features open pores and moisture wicking fabric to regulate the temperature.

Octasmart Plus Memory Foam Mattress | £599.99 from Dormeo

Also available in single, king and super king size.

Octasmart Plus Memory Foam Mattress
Octasmart Plus Memory Foam Mattress

The Octasmart Plus Memory Foam Mattress is made from three layers of smart technology, including a supportive memory foam layer, which provides extra support and contours to the body. It also features three smart body zones, to ensure your shoulders, back and hips are supported when you rest. The structure allows for natural airflow to help you stay cool through the night.

The Casper Original Foam Mattress | £529.77 from Amazon

Also available in single, king and super king sizes.

The Casper Original Foam Mattress
The Casper Original Foam Mattress

The Casper Original Foam Mattress was awarded the Best Buy award in 2019 by Which?. The design combines a variety of foams; a pressure-relieving memory foam, a breathable memory foam and durable support foam. It also has a five weight distribution zone, to ensure every area of the body is supported all night long.

ORTHO 1500 Pocket Sprung Extra Firm Mattress | £649 from Marks and Spencer

Also available in single, king and super king sizes.

ORTHO 1500 Pocket Sprung Extra Firm Mattress
ORTHO 1500 Pocket Sprung Extra Firm Mattress

Marks and Spencer has created a range of double mattresses, however, the ORTHO 1500 Pocket Sprung Extra Firm Mattress has received glowing reviews from shoppers. This orthopaedic design boasts extra firm support, as it is packed with ortho-enhanced cotton and wool, pocket springs and resilient foam, which is perfect for those looking for extra firm mattress.

HÖVÅG Pocket sprung mattress | £179 from Ikea

Also available in standard single, king, super king and other mattress sizes.

HÖVÅG Pocket sprung mattress
HÖVÅG Pocket sprung mattress

Ikea’s HÖVÅG mattress is a pocket spring design, which means each coil acts independently to support the contours of the body, and any movement. On top of the springs is a soft filling for added comfort. The mattress boasts a chic design as it has grey side panel details, plus shoppers have a 25 year guarantee with this purchase.

The Simba Hybrid Mattress | £569.06 (Was £769) from Simba

Also available in single, king and super king sizes.

The Simba Hybrid Mattress
The Simba Hybrid Mattress

Simba is one of the leading mattress brands, so it is music to our ears to learn its bestselling Hybrid mattress, which has over 50,000 glowing reviews, is on sale. This design is made up of patented titanium Aerocoil spring-comfort layer, open-cell foam layer, and a high definition foam with edge support, which, combined with the zoned support base, provides optimum comfort and support for the sleeper.

Silentnight Hatfield Memory Foam Small Double Mattress | £259 from Argos

Also available for single, king and super king sizes.

Silentnight Hatfield Memory Foam Small Double Mattress
Silentnight Hatfield Memory Foam Small Double Mattress

Silentnight Hatfield Memory Foam Small Double Mattress is made using the Miracoil spring system. It also features memory foam, so the sleep is protected by a soft cushioned layer.

Silentnight Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress | £369 from Silentnight

Also available as single, king and super king.

Silentnight Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress
Silentnight Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress

Silentnight Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress is one of the brand’s top-rated mattresses, which was awarded the Best Buy award in 2018 by Which? This creation has 1200 zoned Mirapocket spring mattress, as well as eco-comfort filling, and boasts a depth of 28cm for a comfortable and supportive sleep. It is also double sided, so you can get the most of your mattress for years to come.

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