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Igel

iGel mattresses are exclusive to Bensons for Beds and generally sit in the more executive and luxury lineup. Pricing may be higher than other products but the materials utilised within the mattresses more than makes up for this. Featuring support layers of pocket springs and comfort layers of gel, you get a cooling experience with full body contouring and fantastic longevity. iGel and Bensons for Beds have a history of providing good quality mattresses that last and have some of the best reviews in the industry.

Read our full Igel review

Hyde-And-Sleep

Still fairly new to the mattress-industry, the Hyde and Sleep brand was the first real attempt from Dreams to get into the popular and saturated bed in a box segment, going head to head with the likes of Simba, Nectar and Otty. The main selling point of the brand is that they are able to offer a market leading sleep solution at a cheaper price than equivalent models in the existing Dreams lineup thanks to reduced logistical issues and reduced delivery costs. Having won multiple industry awards, the Hyde and Sleep range frequently tops charts in comfort and support.

Read our full Hyde-And-Sleep review

Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Igel: 4.67/5.00
Hyde-And-Sleep: 4.64/5.00

Customer Satisfaction:
Igel: 4.67/5.00
Hyde-And-Sleep: 4.64/5.00

Price:
Igel: £799.99 - £1849.99
Hyde-And-Sleep: £699.00 - £1099.00


Based on aggregated reviews and performance scoring, we would recommend Igel in this face off!


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Igel Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction is important to both Bensons for Beds and their iGel lineup. Being at the top of brands through the site, the manufacturer is held in high regard and is well reviewed by thousands of happy customers. Customers particularly enjoy the comfort layer which they say offers a cooling experience over equivalent memory foam alternatives. This is because gel breathes better and doesn’t cause heat buildup giving a better all-season mattress that performs well regardless of the weather.

I’ve personally trialled some of the iGel range in store and found some of the tensions to be on the firmer side, in-line with the designation the mattresses have been given. Regardless of which you choose, customers should be satisfied with the tension of the product.

Igel Supportiveness

The support on iGel mattresses is not derived from the gel layer as this is the comfort layer at the top, instead the support is offered from the pocket springs beneath. Pocket springs are universally fantastic and are my personal favourite when it comes to support systems. The result of this layer is an extremely supportive mattress regardless of which tension you choose, offering full body contouring with an impressive lifespan and increased breathability.

Igel Durability

Most mattresses have a traditional 1 year warranty and that is normally a fairly reasonable indicator as to how much trust the manufacturer has in their product. Naturally the better the components, the more durable they are and as such, manufacturers have more confidence in their lifespan and will guarantee them for longer. With iGel, not only are you getting high quality pocket springs combined with luxurious gel layers, but you are also getting a 10 year guarantee on all new mattresses coming out of the lineup. This goes a long way towards highlighting the durability of these mattresses and the lengths the manufacturer is going to in order to ensure long-standing satisfaction.

With a 10 year guarantee you will exceed the average lifecycle of 7 years, giving you better value and reducing the cost per night of sleep throughout its lifespan. As a result, while an iGel mattress may cost more initially, the need to replace later decreases real world costs.

Igel Best Offers

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Hyde-And-Sleep Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction within the lineup is good with thousands of reviews over the last few years against the multiple models available. The reviews make particular mention to the impressive levels of support given, with back pain and orthopaedic support being particularly important to customers. Others enjoyed the foam comfort layer and the softer upper with multiple comments from genuine customers who find them “Extremely comfortable. Has made a significant difference to the quality of sleep”.

Hyde-And-Sleep Supportiveness

When it comes to support, Hyde and Sleep have two different support structures, one in the hybrid variety which combines foam and micro springs, and another focussing on pure foam. The tension within these models tends to be firmer than what you get with other manufacturers, with firm to extra-firm being commonplace across the majority of the segment. Customers find the supportive nature of these models ideal for back pain relief with so many comments making mention of the fantastic back support offered.

Hyde-And-Sleep Durability

Durability and longevity are both areas that are key to good quality control. The guarantee offered on Hyde and Sleep mattresses comes in at a lower 1-year guarantee which is smaller than those of competing bed-in-a-box brands and is an area of concern for the brand. Fortunately long-term reviews suggest only minor quality control and settlement issues affecting a small number of customers which should give a reasonable amount of confidence for those that are set on a Hyde and Sleep.

Hyde-And-Sleep Best Offers

We've managed to find the following top deals from across the web on Hyde-And-Sleep mattresses.

Igel Most Useful Customer Reviews

4 A Space

Very disappointed in the sales talk used to make us purchase the mattress protector. This is sold to apparently cover us for accidents.? The lady who sold us the mattress which was £1400 looked uncomfortable talking us through the mattress cover.. I kept asking questions. If the mattress needs a protector for insurance it should be complimentary. This product makes the mattress hot and sweaty as it is made of cheap plastic. It’s not fit for purpose in my opinion. After four nights with it on we finally worked out we were so hot because the plastic used was similar to hospital beds and we were practically cooking. Clearly all mattresses are personal different for the individual. So some our breathable hot or cooling etc. what’s the point of making us purchase a cover plastic cheap though £34.99 is very expensive. This totally defeats the object of a breathable cooling mattress. Personally feel like we have been conned. If we had not worked out the cover was the problem, we would have demanded a refund for the mattress. So not the experience we were hoping for. The lady who served us was very helpful until the sales push!!!

5 Generated

"We had a memory foam mattress that needed replacing a so we decided on this igel mattress as it claimed to disperse the heat more effectively, we had to wait for 4 weeks for it to be delivered but having tried it for 2 nights this mattress is significantly cooler than our previous memory foam mattress, it is a firmer rating which I will have to adjust to, but it is fine. I suffer from severe pain and insomnia so I was rather concerned about trying a new mattes but I did manage a little more sleep than normal over the last couple of nights, so I am hopeful! The chemical smell was strong for the first night, but by the second night it had faded. The one thing we didn't realise was how much deeper this mattress is compared to our old one, so we will have to buy new sheets and I struggled to get into bed as I am small!, so on the whole we are pleased with our purchase, just wish I could have afforded the matching bed frame to go with the mattress. Spending a lot of money on a mattress is a consideration for us all but we spend a lot of time sleeping (if we are lucky) so it is money well spent."

5 Generated

"We tried this mattress in the shop and it felt extremely comfortable. We were also taken by the idea of a mattress which regulates body temperature (thinking about the summer months). Having now had the mattress four days my advice is "don't be taken in by the sales pitch". Every night we have struggled with overheating which has never been an issue before. Both myself and my husband ache all over, and we are exhausted having struggled to sleep on such an uncomfortable bed. We have therefore decided to send the mattress back. However be warned as when I called to arrange for the mattress to be returned Bensons told me they deduct 10% of the mattress value if we choose a new mattress through them (and no refund of difference if the mattress is cheaper than the original) or 20% if we request a refund. All in all a terrible shopping experience with Bensons and we shan't be using them again."

4 Kylie

After sleeping on the mattress, which is definitely more comfortable than our old one, we will be requesting an exchange for the extra firm because the firm that we ordered is just not firm enough. I must say though, that I am disappointed in the after sales customer care. At delivery we realised that the wrong pillows were put n the order form, which I did not pick up at the time of the order. When I called the shop, I was told that they can't do exchanges in the shop and that I would have to pay £10 extra per pillow becuase the special was over. I know which pillows I ordered at the time of the order and I believe that the wrong pillows were deliberately put on the order and if caught at the time would have been corrected, but because I only caught it after delivery, I was told I would have to pay more. I think the customer service like this after such is big order is disappointing. 2 stars for that.

5 Helena Janovova

I’m glad to write this review 3 weeks after delivery of my new mattress. Initially, I found it much firmer (purchased medium firmness) than the one tried in the showroom. In fact, I did not like it after first night’s sleep and then after 3 nights wanted to return it! But after some research I decided to persevere. According to some experts advice new mattresses require “breaking in” just like a pair of new shoes. My body got used to the old memory foam unsupportive mattress, hence why the new one felt so awfully uncomfortable. I’m somewhat perplexed why the staff wouldn’t explain/mention this?! So to summarise, my new mattress is absolutely amazing. I wake up feeling refreshed, with no aches, pain or stiffness in the lower back. I would highly recommended - but please give it a chance before you decide it’s not right for you. It’s well worth it!

Hyde-And-Sleep Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 Jacob F

It's been over 6 months since I bought this mattress, and it absolutely changed my life, literally. For my whole life my sleeping quality was very bad, I used to sleep no more than 5-6 hours, I was waking up during the night, I've had a bad back, and was waking up tired every day. I changed my diet, I had a consultation with my GP - nothing helped. I just got used to it, and I thought that's just the way I do, tough. After moving home I decided to buy a new mattress (the one I had before seemed to be good), and I got this one from dreams. The first week or 10 days were weird. I didn't know if maybe I picked the wrong one, or maybe it's faulty, I just couldn't find the right position to sleep etc. But it must of been just my body adjusting to it I guess, because after around a week till now.. OMG. It is insane, it is the best thing I have ever purchased in my life. Literally every day when I wake up, I just can't get over how much I love it. My partner is the same, it's just unbelievable how well we sleep now. I do not wake up in the middle of the night even once, when before I did even 5 times. The quality of my sleep now is absolutely fantastic, I can easily sleep 8-10 hours now, and every morning I feel energised and happy. As much as we all missing going on holiday because of the pandemic, a part of me now is worried that wherever I go now, I will have to sleep on different mattress than mine, and it makes me just tiny bit anxious. I have recommended it to everyone I know and I can recommend it to you all. The mattress is classed as very firm, but you sleep like on the cloud. It adjusts to your body perfectly. We wanted to buy the super king, but the frame we liked was king size, and we were worried it may be to small, but it's absolutely not, even if one person is heavier, then it does not affect the other one, you have your kind of cloud around you and you just perfectly sink in. This is the longest review I ever made, but I felt like I have to, like I owe that to Dreams - thank you. I have never slept better than now.

5 Cholly17

Having had a medium/firm mattress for the last god-knows-how-many years, and both of us developing bad backs from it, we decided to shop for a new one. After much consideration, we settled on this mattress and WHAT A DIFFERENCE.l! It's much firmer than we're used to, so it did take a few nights to get properly accustomed to it but despite the "very firm" rating, it's very comfortable. I'm normally a very light and broken sleeper, due to how much my partner flops around during the night, how much the bed shakes because of that, and how much of a bad back I develop during the night, and I'm normally up and awake by 5am in a moderate amount of pain, but last night I finally managed a full 7 hours sleep and my lower back pain is almost gone! The memory foam quickly adjusts to a new sleeping position, and it's the perfect amount of softness to cushion you, and firmness to support you. Don't be put off by it being "extra firm", it's nothing like sleeping on hardwood flooring! Both myself and my partner are really tall (6ft and 6ft5), and we have a lot of excess lockdown weight so if anyone's on the larger side, I can fully vouch for this mattress if you're worried about that being a problem. This mattress also stands firm with my partner constantly flopping around during the night - I've barely noticed it these last few nights! One last thing, would be to talk about the design. As a hybrid, we really liked the springs and foam combination. I know springs aren't supportive enough for a larger person, and foam by itself for me is way too soft, but this bed is an absolute dream! The springs are underneath the foam and they're VERY supportive, and the foam is the perfect amount of cushion. An all-round brilliantly supportive mattress and we're super pleased with our purchase, and the service we received!

5 Ntei

I spent a long time choosing a mattress, insecure about quality and durability of so many. Have had this Hyde and Sleep Extra Firm Hybrid mattress for two weeks and love it. No chemical odour. It is very firm and has only softened very slightly (Hyde and Sleep Hybrid mattresses are available in a range of firmness, I chose the firmest). Have partially prolapsed discs in my lower spine and this mattress is so comfortable and supportive that I genuinely love lying on it. Both my backache and sleep have improved. It terms of temperature regulation, I find it just right; it holds enough warmth for me to not get chilly, but not enough to overheat (but I am not an overly hot person). It would be nice if it had handles, which it doesn't. Also wish that it wasn't made of plastic, but most mattresses are. Would be good to write another review in a years time to see how the mattress wears, but so far, would say that this is an excellent mattress. I have never paid this much for a mattress before, but on consideration, although I think it a bit expensive, it is much better quality than other mattresses that I have had and I would buy it again. I purchased the Bed Cover Primary Insurance as well, which covers any damage or fault with the mattress for eight years. Dreams have said, that all parts of their mattresses are recyclable, either via them when purchasing a new bed from them, or via the local Council recycling scheme.

5 PainfulKate

I am 37 and suffer with chronic pain conditions including a spinal injury, severe fibromyalgia throughout my body and arthritis in some parts. I knew I wanted a sprung mattress with memory foam, firm support and none of those uncomfortable buttons all over the top and had ordered 2 mattresses online that claimed to have the features I wanted but in real life they didn't do the job so I decided I needed to actually lie on a mattress before spending any money. The tester bed in Dreams Stafford gave a result which completely matched my own perceived requirements for comfort. This Hyde and Sleep Raspberry mattress was on the list of recommendations, within the price I deemed reasonable for my requirements given my disabilities and the inevitable extra time I have to spend in bed. After testing a few others I kept coming back to this one. I am delighted with my purchase, it took a few nights for my body to adjust, having slept on inadequate mattresses for over a year. My back stopped feeling tender in some places and the memory foam is noticeably quicker to return from the shape and weight of my body when I get out of bed. I love it, it is everything I had in my mind that I wanted, the additional guarantee and insurance offered in store was a no brainer. I can thoroughly recommend this mattress if you are looking for firm with no buttons, and especially if you are disabled due to pain in multiple regions of your body.

5 PeteB81

We have recently moved house and felt it was time to have an upgrade on our bed and mattress. We nipped in to Dreams to have a "browse" at what was available and saw this bed available. We had a go on the computerised mattress assessor and were told which type of mattress would suit us best (medium). We then tried a selection of example mattresses, some cheap through to more expensive. We settled on this mattress as it felt the best and were told a price if we bought them together. This was done two weeks before Christmas but we were moving in on 18th Dec. I wanted to wait until the January sales, but my wife loved it that much that I asked if they would consider an early discount in line with what may come up. Sure enough the manager called head office and sorted us out for a discount and even managed to get the bed and mattress delivered 2 weeks early so we could have it in place for Christmas. They arrived and delivered the mattress and flat packed bed to the bedroom as promised on 19th Dec. I immediately assembled them bed which said should take around an hour. It took just 20mins to complete but that is not a negative indication as to how well the bed is manufactured. I was extremely impressed and I have to say is the best nights sleep I've ever had ! The mattress is sublime (that includes a number of 5* hotel beds). We couldn't be happier and would highly recommend this to anyone.