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Silentnight

Silentnight is one of the most recognised and established mattress retailers within the UK. That’s not all they do though, they also sell all-things bedding meaning you can get bed frames, sheets, duvets and pillows too. For those unaware, Silentnight is one of the more long-standing manufacturers, first entering the market back in 1946 and providing a good nights sleep ever since.

Silentnight are truly dynamic in their desire to provide good sleep for everyone and in doing so there is a wide range of different mattress types available. Ranging from bed-in-a-box to traditional mattresses, soft to firm and gel to eco comfort fibres, there really is something to fit every budget and comfort market. Read on to see how Silentnight mattresses stack up against the competition.

Read our full Silentnight review

Sealy

Sealy has formerly separated from Silentnight, who once managed the UK arm of the popular retailer and will now be re-acquired by Tempur Sealy International. For those who don’t know, Sealy is the world's biggest bed brand that’s not down to luck, Sealy mattresses are highly regarded and at a price point that is achievable for the vast majority of people. What’s more, the company produces handmade beds right here in the UK using some of the finest fillings and upholstery.

Sealy’s Posturepedic technology makes it ideal for those with back and neck pain looking for that additional bit of support, becoming the only partner to be approved under the Orthopedic Advisory Board

Read our full Sealy review

Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Silentnight: 4.69/5.00
Sealy: 4.83/5.00

Customer Satisfaction:
Silentnight: 4.69/5.00
Sealy: 4.83/5.00

Price:
Silentnight: £104.95 - £1339.99
Sealy: £277.62 - £2099.99


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


Becky
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Silentnight Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction is at the core of everything Silentnight does and it’s evident through their tight relationships with both the consumers and retailers they work with. With the wide range of different products there’s something for everyone and thanks to advancements in technology surrounding edge support, roll-together prevention and better comfort layers that are both durable and luxurious, satisfaction has never been higher. Customer feedback is strong with many of the mattresses in the line-up being some of our highest and most well-reviewed. People particularly love the body contouring ability of the pocket springs, while the eco comfort fibres provide a sustainable and comfortable top layer.

Silentnight Supportiveness

Supportiveness is where Silentnight really shines. They’ve adjusted their offering over the years to focus more toward medium and firm tensions which naturally contour to the body better and help to alleviate back and neck pain. Silentnight also deployed an array of different support systems to further assist with adequate tension with the Mirapocket base layer proving the most popular and suitable if you are looking for additional support.

For those that suffer from back pain you may find the models within the range that feature hand tufting to give an additional bit of support.

Silentnight Durability

The average mattress is replaced at around the 7 year mark, that’s why it is so important for the durability of the mattress to hold up over time as the price point regardless of model is also going to be a considered purchase. With Silentnight, we have decades of proof that the mattresses truly stand the test of time and while our preference will always be that mirapocket layer over miracoil for increased lifespan, either should generally be suitable.

Another consideration in Silentnight’s favour is that the primarily spring based support layers are typically more breathable than their foam counterparts. Breathability means you are cooler and the mattress absorbs less moisture over time. Moisture over a long period of time can affect lifespan, performance and health.

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Sealy Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction is at the heart of what Sealy offers. Since their inception Sealy has offered numerous different base and comfort layers to try and appease all areas of the market. The company has largely remained successful in their plight thanks to their strong support within the mid-tier market. Customers are most satisfied with the company's firm orthopaedic mattresses, for which they have become renowned.

Sealy Supportiveness

The Sealy lineup includes everything from soft through to firm tensions. The most popular in the range are the mediums which give the best overall support for most people, pairing well with the pocket spring support layer to offer full body contouring for all-round support without feeling too-firm.

For those looking for a bit more support, Sealy has firmness grades exceeding firm and entering extra-firm territory. We would personally recommend these only for specific circumstances as comfort is reduced slightly to better aid support.

Sealy Durability

When it comes to durability Sealy performs in line with expectation. We do see a bit of fallout from some of the cheaper in the range, particularly the open coil sprung models which, combined with a single sided comfort layer often do not have long-lasting properties and may not afford as good value as initially perceived due to their reduced operating lifespan. Contrary to this is the excellent pocket sprung options on offer from Sealy, particularly when paired with a double sided comfort layer. A combination of these will ensure you get a long standing mattress that will last far better and in-line with the average expectancy where people typically look at replacing their mattress (7 years)

Sealy Best Offers

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Silentnight Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 Verified Buyer

This is the first mattress I've ever bought. That's not to say I've never had a mattress in my possession before, it's just that, at the age of 32, this is the first one I have actually purchased myself. To an inexperienced customer, the world of mattress shopping is a daunting and complex domain, populated by a practically endless set of variables which one might never have previously considered, including 'pocket springs', 'coils' and 'memory foam', on top of the standard 'three amigos' of retail: price, brand and size. A visit to John Lewis with my girlfriend (a mattress-buying veteran who provided a welcome guiding hand) one evening after work provided an opportunity for us to get to grips with some of the many options first-hand. This was an investment of time I recommend to anyone in advance of considering making such a life-defining purchase online. I learned from this trip that the upper limit of what one can spend on a mattress is practically (but crucially, not literally) infinite. This was also the point at which the inherent gamble involved in the endeavour of mattress-purchasing was laid bare to me, with the stark realisation that no amount of casual testing of a mattress in-store could ever be sufficient to know what it would actually *be like* to sleep on one, let alone spend hundreds - and probably thousands - of nights cuddled up in (hopefully) restful slumber. After literally minutes of consideration, we left the store with a reasonably-priced, reliably-branded double 1200 pocket sprung memory foam option in mind and gainfully treated ourselves to dinner at an American BBQ restaurant as reward for our evening's work (which was, as it happens, dimly-lit and somewhat disappointing, though this is not our concern here). In the end, we went to Mattresses Online and bought what looked like a similar option, except with 1000 not 1200 pocket springs. Our experience thus far has been positive. We have not felt at all poorer for the 200 less pocket springs, and the memory foam element provides welcomingly soft cushioning, like laying down into the warm embrace of soft, yet firm, human flesh. I fully endorse this mattress.

5 Verified Buyer

I bought this 2 weeks ago and it’s been amazing so far, the pocket springs combined with the memory foam pillow top makes this bed very comfy and a dream to sleep on! Far better than my old simba hybrid mattress as that one was all memory foam, Good pocket springs from a reputable company like silent night are the way to go! And the fact this bed has a pillow top to make it that lil bit comfier is great, the pillow top is lowkey essential.. The bed come a bit firmer than I’d have liked took 3 nights to break it in, then it was perfect and it’s been very comfy ever since! I didn’t see this bed in store as it’s online only but I’m so glad I went with this one absolute dream! Only negative I do have is the fact it took 2-3 weeks to arrive which meant I had to sleep on my neighbours 10 year old mattress while I waited for it to come, defo worth it though. Positives • Very comfortable • Pocket springs provide adequate support without reducing any comfort • It looks like a well built mattress that will last a long time • 8 year guarantee for a extra fee but wasn’t too expensive for the peace of mind provided • Look for excuses to get to bed earlier now • Perfect size (little bit smaller than my simba double but works well with my bed frame) • Good height mattress! • Mirapocket zoned springs are a great help to provide support & comfort Negatives • Took what felt like a month for the item to arrive • Can’t see the item in any store in the Uk for some reason it’s online only which is annoying • No handles on the sides so turning the bed round is a ball ache!! Overall I’d give it 5 stars so far I may do another review 6 months in and let you all know how I get on with it as I’m aware mattresses can change from 2 weeks - 6 months hopefully this one stays comfortable and supportive it looks well built so I’ve got a feeling this will be the case.. If you liked this review SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL! ‘AT VLOGS’ I may do a review on there if you want

5 Verified Buyer

This is a REALLY firm mattress, like sleeping on a floor. That is just what I wanted.I have a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which means my skeleton is not held in place properly due to my connective tissue being 'floppy'. This is the best mattress I have ever owned (far better than 'luxury' brands costing upwards of £1,000) and supports my skeleton perfectly. At last, I can have a comfortable night's sleep and not wake up with dislocated joints (yes, that does happen) and severe pain all over my body.So, for me, this mattress is heaven itself.However, you have to realise that this is like sleeping on a breeze block for most of your body. If your current mattress is saggy, it is probably because it's old or worn or hasn't been turned properly. Do not buy a 'very firm' mattress to replace it unless you want a really HARD bed! Pretty much any new mattress will be firmer than an old one. This mattress is designed for people who are obese or disabled or have an extremely bad back that is permanent. I would imagine that for other people it would be way too firm. So beware of that before you buy.But if you know you want a very firm mattress, then believe me, you can't do better than this for the price. So long as you rotate it every week initially as recommended (after two months you can rotate it once a month), it does not sag. I have had mine about six weeks now and there is no sag whatsoever.

5 Sambo74

Bought the super king size online. I can not fault this bed, however it is a VERY FIRM mattress - after 2 weeks sleeping on it it is now beginning to soften slightly, my husband who is over 6ft and weighs around 15 stone thinks it is wonderful, it is a bit hard for me though (but is getting there!) I was told in store to avoid this Miracoil mattress as it was not pocket sprung (which is why they don't have them in store to try out) but I think it is absolutely fine, we didn't have thousands to spend on a bed and bought this hoping it would last for a few years - it seems very well constructed and looks like it is built to last, I'm glad I didn't listen to the instore sales pitch for the pocket springs! There is absolutely no roll together, in fact I tend to fling myself as I swap from my side onto my back and then onto my side again and hubby doesn't even notice I'm moving now! The drawers are on the small side but are sturdy and well built, and the dark grey fabric of the base is a good neutral colour. Fab delivery team, very curteous and clean - even put shoe covers on, and came within the 2 hour delivery slot I was given. Definitely recommend this bed.

5 S Ray

Honestly, best purchase I've made in a very, very long time. For context, I'm 6ft6" and my partner is 5ft4". We were sharing a 4ft double mattress for over a year (yes, I know)... We both constantly felt groggy and achey and never had a good night sleep. We bought this King Size mattress and bed frame from Dreams in the sale and received both items about 6 weeks later. The bed frame was easy to build and very sturdy. The mattress itself did feel quite firm, but after our first night sleep we realised just how much of a difference a good quality mattress can make. My smart watch sleep tracker showed me that with the new mattress I was getting 80-90% deep sleep, where as before it was around 40-50%. When at work and doing the day-to-day I feel far more energised and now we both actually want to lay in bed together and watch TV on those Sunday mornings. As a tall guy, I have enough room that my feet don't hang off the bed and it gives my whole body support. Sorry for the lengthy read, but seriously.. try this mattress out.

Sealy Most Useful Customer Reviews

5

I've struggled with my sleep for years. I've had memory foam mattresses, I've tried multiple different toppers but always awoke in the night either with back pain or to feel myself sliding off the edge. Out last mattress was an improvement but after having out first child and being condemned to sleeping on the lip of the bed I decided enough was enough. We were getting a Super King bed and getting an actual good mattress! We went to Bensons and tried out a myriad of options. Naturally I was drawn to the most expensive option but I couldn't justify spending close to 5000 on a new bed. We tried the Sealy Newton Posturepedic Mattress and after laying on it for about 10 minutes I knew I'd found the one. It was extra firm and supported me in every position. It was love! We bought it from an Outlet store in Doncaster and got an unbelievable deal on it and even managed to get it delivered the next day. Getting it upstairs was a struggle and as it was being bent I was a bit apprehensive that it wouldn't bounce back. My nerves were settled as soon as it was on the bed frame. No issues what so ever. I was expecting a few nights to get adjusted to it but that evening something magical happened. I slept like a baby! No issues; no waking up with an aching back, no feeling like falling due to the reinforced edges, no waking up feeling fatigued still. We've had the bed for a fortnight now and I don't think I've slept so well in a long time. My Samsung watch is also saying my sleep is on the "excellent" rating. I'm massively impressed in this mattress, I'm enjoying having some actual space in bed due to upgrading to Super King size. If you're in the market for an extra firm mattress that holds you and supports you I highly recommend this one. We also adopted the having separate duvet covers that the Scandinavians do and this has also helped.

5 Verified Buyer

I wanted to 'wait' before posting my review as I was told by my chiropractor it takes around a month for your body to adjust to a new mattress...Having experience a back impact injury February 2016, I have been VERY impatient for it to be resolved quickly. This not being the case!This is my 3rd mattress tried and I must say the 'only' one that has made a difference :) (In saying that I have also had to purchased several pillows, 9 to date, in order to alleviate my pain fully.)I adore the firmness of the mattress and 'feel' I am getting the support in the correct place. I literally sleep the whole night through. I had been waking feeling a little stiffness, but this has now gone. The tightness in my middle back is definitely reduced, as my 'monthly deep tissue massage' is testament to.I'm pleased that the mattress is deep and had no problem getting a fitted sheet to cover it. With a mattress protector nor did I notice the button detail mentioned by several people- I just do not feel them. It was no issue for me- I'm getting (finally) a great night's sleep :)The handles on the sides have made it easier to manhandle, although it is quite hefty, we managed. I have not yet had to turn it.I did do my research however prior to buying, both with comparing prices to other sites (this one is TRULY exceptionally competitively priced!!) and with reading other people's reviews to make my final selection.What can I say... I am a VERY satisfied customer, getting probably a better night's sleep than I did prior to my injury and would thoroughly recommend my purchase :)

5

As someone who is sporty and have struggled with joint pain throughout the recovery and rest, transitioning to the Sealy Bronte has been a game-changer for me. First & foremost, the support this mattress offers is unparalleled, supporting the key areas like the hips and shoulders. It alleviates pressure points & provides even distribution of my weight. I no longer struggle to trying to find a comfortable position the Sealy Bronte fulfils this requirement. The plush yet firm feel strikes a perfect balance, cradling my body while still providing the necessary support. I've noticed a significant improvement in the quality of my sleep since making the switch. Another aspect worth mentioning is the durability of this mattress. It's well constructed. Unlike my previous mattress, which seemed to sag and lose its shape within a few years, the Sealy Bronte remains resilient and supportive, ensuring long-lasting comfort. While this Mattress may come with a higher price tag compared to some other options on the market, the investment is well worth it. Overall, I highly recommend this Mattress to anyone in search of a restful night's sleep and relief from joint discomfort.

5

he Sealy Newton Posturepedic Mattress offers unparalleled comfort, providing a delightful sleep experience. Its plush surface and innovative design ensure optimal support and pressure relief, promoting restorative rest night after night. With its superior quality and ergonomic features, it's a wise investment for anyone seeking rejuvenating sleep and waking up refreshed. he Sealy Newton Posturepedic Mattress offers unparalleled comfort, providing a delightful sleep experience. Its plush surface and innovative design ensure optimal support and pressure relief, promoting restorative rest night after night. With its superior quality and ergonomic features, it's a wise investment for anyone seeking rejuvenating sleep and waking up refreshed. Recently purchased The Sealy Newton Posturepedic Mattress it is wonderful, so comfortable, providing a decent sleep experience. Its plush surface and innovative design ensure optimal support and pressure relief, promoting restorative rest night after night. With its superior quality and ergonomic features, it's a wise investment for anyone seeking rejuvenating sleep and waking up refreshed. Love it!

5

I decided on this mattress after my iGel mattress developed a lump and went soft in less than a year. Previously, I would have sworn by iGel - my first one having lasted 7 years before getting hard and uncomfortable. However, having now acclimatised to my new Sealy - although it did take a week as it was like sleeping on a board compared to the iGel - I have been converted. The feel of the mattress on its solid base I would say is medium - firm. That said, it does give, supporting the small of the back and accommodates the shoulders and hips when sleeping on one's side. Despite iGel's claims, when it comes to heat transfer the Orwell does a far superior job of dispersing heat, and unlike with the iGel, I no longer wake with a sweaty back! The rigid side support is excellent as it stops the sides from collapsing when sat on - so hopefully it will last longer. Overall, it would say that the Orwell is a quality well made mattress which I would highly recommend.