Summer 2021 Updates: Relyon mattresses have been a consistent performer within the industry this year, taking some business away from rivals in the upper-quality segment like Dunlopillo and Hypnos and have recently expanded their in-store and on-line presence by branching into Dreams, the largest bed and mattress retailer within the UK.
Relyon is probably one of the most recognised mattress and bed suppliers within the UK. As an industry leader they have thrived for centuries having made their first mattress all the way back in 1858. Focussing primarily in the pocket spring market for their support layers, they have recently begun expanding into new comfort layers, utilising everything from memory foam, through to latex and gel. The fantastic choice and combinations on offer will appeal to almost everyone since the pocket springs are largely regarded as the best support layer you can get, and the more subjective comfort layers have plenty of choice to ensure you’ll get what you need to sleep right.
We’ve managed to find over 400 reviews to date and initial feedback appears to be very strong, with sleepers very happy with the durability and comfort offered for the majority of people, however, we did come across the occasional complaint around lifespan in a few models, with a couple of people that spoke of quality control through the covid pandemic.
Craftsmanship & Quality
There is a huge range of options available within the Relyon lineup, with mattresses starting at a reasonable price point that won’t lose those looking for a bargain, right the way through to ultra-premium and luxurious mattresses with a higher price point that will only interest those that truly value their sleep above all else. When it comes to the range, the sheer volume of different support layers on offer ensure that Relyon have a greater selection of high quality mattresses, of which there will be one that will surely suit each and every reader. There are both single sided and double sided mattresses available with the double sided ones being understandably more durable and with a longer lifespan as a result.
Relyon has many different comfort layers available from memory foam to latex and gel. This means that there is such a wide selection that you will be able to find something suitable to get the sleep you deserve. Remember, everyone has a different perception of what is comfortable and so while we cannot guarantee which one you will love, we can point you in the right direction. For those who get cold at night or rather do not find themselves getting hot, a memory foam mattress from Relyon could be exactly what you are looking for as it will offer a deep and sinking comfort layer that will hug you in a cocoon while you sleep, the downside of which means you get a little bit warmer. If however, you find the warmth uncomfortable and won’t allow you to sleep well, then gel or latex will be a better option as it has many of the same comfort properties as memory foam but without the negative effects offered by memory foam.
The majority of mattress tension is derived from the support layer which sits beneath the comfort layer mentioned above. The tension can vary depending on which product you choose, with options ranging from soft through to very firm. Depending on whether you are a side sleeper or back sleeper, fat or thin, both will determine suitability with both soft and extra firm being considered fairly specialist. For those unsure, medium tension is generally the catch-all firmness that will suit most people and is what we would generally recommend to those buying blind online.
Back Pain Relief
Back pain is an ailment that affects many of us at some point in our lives and with it there is often an easy solution to help aid in reducing the pain that can sometimes be painful and prevent adequate sleep. That solution is in our mattress and more often than not, we recommend a mattress with a strong pocket spring support layer that has full body contouring to help apply pressure against all areas of the back, neck and other joints. All you need to do is take a look at some of the individual reviews left by happy customers on many of the Relyon mattresses in the lineup to see comments around back pain disappearing overnight.
Relyon mattresses have a support layer of pocket springs, these are inherently fairly breathable and won’t draw criticism for any moisture buildup or warming properties. The main area of concern for heat build-up is generally in the comfort layer and you may find the memory foam varieties of Relyon mattresses to be somewhat lacking in the cooling department. However, the other comfort layers of wool, latex and gel are all breathable and cooling which will help ensure you don’t get too hot while you sleep.
Relyons pricing model is actually surprisingly reasonable despite targeting the upper luxury segment. This means pricing starts as little as £400(ish) and rises north of a grand depending on specification. Reassuringly though, the quality seems to carry regardless of which model you choose and with numerous happy customers across the line-up, you can buy with confidence.