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Simba vs Silentnight Mattresses

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Simba

Simba have been around for a long time originally founding in 1979, however, they have only been in the bed-in-a-box industry a few years at this point. Simba started its journey with one mattress before branching out to encompass an entire range. These aren’t just any mattresses though, and they have been tested using data from ten million sleepers’ body profiles and over 100 prototypes to help ensure that the mattress and its design will suit the vast majority of sleepers. To date the Simba lineup has become one of the most well-reviewed mattresses worldwide and with the new line-up, there's different models to suit different budgets.

Simba has an entire lineup dedicated to bed in box rolled mattresses. This avenue to market has become increasingly popular in recent years and has numerous benefits, namely that the cost of the product is typically lower due to savings within logistics warehousing and delivery.

Read our full Simba review

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

Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Simba: 5.00/5.00
Silentnight: 4.53/5.00

Customer Satisfaction:
Simba: 5.00/5.00
Silentnight: 4.53/5.00

Price:
Simba: £239.40 - £851.40
Silentnight: £89.95 - £1209.99


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


Becky
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Simba Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction for Simba is high on their priority list, offering an impressive comfort guarantee which means that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you are able to organise a return for a full refund. The return process is one of the easiest we have come across and involves letting the company know and they will arrange collection at a time convenient to you. Additionally, there are no additional surcharges, costs or delivery fees associated with the returns process which means you get 200 nights risk free to try the mattress.

After this trial period you will also receive a market leading 10 year guarantee that will further instill confidence and ensure your investment is protected long term.

Simba Supportiveness

Simba have multiple mattresses in their range, however all offer roughly the same level of supportiveness coming in at a medium firm tension. The comfort that you derive from a mattress will generally come from the top layer that sits somewhat detached from the support layer. The support layer is what contours and fights against your body to give you pressure relief. Depending on how you sleep or how much you weigh are both factors in determining suitability of tension. With the medium firm support of the Simba lineup we find them most suitable for back sleepers and those of average or heavier build. That said, due to the inclusivity that Simba has aimed to achieve through its prototypes and extensive testing, we do have plenty of reports of side sleepers and those who are lighter getting maximum comfort out of the lineup.

Simba Durability

People are increasingly expecting more from their mattresses with more comfort and more support on offer than ever before. It’s actually a really great time to buy a new mattress as companies new and old are changing the way they do business and produce mattresses with improvements and savings along the way. The same has become true for durability and while the average lifespan of a mattress before being replaced currently lies at around 7 years, the Simba goes above and beyond with a guarantee covering a full 10 years. The result of mattresses lasting longer is the cost of sleep actually decreases relative to cost and time meaning products like Simba may be cheaper in the long run due to that enhanced and increased durability.

Simba Best Offers

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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.

Silentnight Best Offers

We've managed to find the following top deals from across the web on Silentnight mattresses.

Simba Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 Verified Buyer

When I saw online I must of read it so many times as I didn't want to get wrong.When it came it I aired it out and put my bedding.As soon I got in bed I felt it was very comfortable not hard , my back pain had gone within a few minutes even if I sit up and rest my legs I can be on my mattress 24 hours but before u couldn't I could get up.In my mattress I can read lie down , do my zoom meetings, training, work without having to keep moving as its stays the the same.

5 Verified Buyer

Didn't know where to start choosing a new (well overdue) mattress, heard a lot about Simba so we gave it a go. Best night sleep ever, my wife does get restless and it's either improved or I'm not noticing her moving about.The support is fantastic and it's comfortable too, firmish feel but you still sink into it.Best decision we have made in a long time, happy to recommend.

5 Verified Buyer

OK - good service , delivered on time and old mattress taken away .The SIMBA is certainly acceptable I wont bother sending it back under their 100 night guarantee but something about it not quite to my liking. Maybe it needs to sit on a divan rather than an oak framed bed like mine.Anyway it's not causing me any sleepless nights , so Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz !

5 Verified Buyer

My wife has suffered with her back for years and has had operation to alleviate some of the pain. I bought her a foam mattress to give her more support but after two years of perseverance she was in agony every morning! Enter the new Simba mattress........no more morning blues and there's no stopping her now. Incredible product and worth every penny.

5 Verified Buyer

Can't fault my Simba mattress, getting the best nights sleep I can ever remember, supports me from head to toe, my lower back is feeling fantastic, a problem area for me.The mattress is rolled which is really convenient in this pandemic. The mattress is very well made and really comfy too.Will recommend to everyone.

Silentnight Most Useful Customer Reviews

4 Maz86

I bought this mattress two months ago and it was the first mattress I've ever bought as an adult so I spent some time deciding and trying a few out at the store. My old one had finally packed up and I was also suffering from lower back ache so needed something to support me at night as I hadn't been sleeping well for a couple of months. My pain slowly disappeared after a few nights of sleeping on the new one due to the extra support before being replaced by pain further up my back a few weeks later. Now, I DON'T believe the mattress was the cause of this and I've been sleeping well for a couple of weeks now as that pain has also since gone. But I feel I have to mention it in this review as I know back issues are something that many consider when looking at mattresses. But I really don't believe that to be the case in this instance as I'm now fine and sleeping well. The mattress is firm but you sink in when lying in the same spot. After a few nights you get used to this when trying to turn over. The first few nights it felt like I was trapped almost but it hasn't been issue at all. This mattress is also very warm due to the memory foam. I knew this when buying it and as someone who gets quite cold in the winter I didn't feel this was a major issue for me. However, as it's now summer there have been some nights where I've been extremely hot so if you're someone who gets hot easily and/or sleeps with a partner with the same problem then this might be something to consider. You won't notice it that much when laying on it at the shop for 10 minutes but you do when you sleep on it. I haven't regretted purchasing this mattress and when I've been pain free I've slept reasonably well. I think I need another few months to give a really full assessment but I'm someone who likes to sleep on his front with arm above my head and I'm able to do that comfortably. But I've also slept well when lying on my back and side. So all bases are probably covered depending on how you prefer to sleep. I'd give this 4 stars and not 5 because of how warm it can get and also due to having aches and pains before purchasing this and thus affecting the initial bedding in period. Had I written this review in 6 months time I may have given a different rating.

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

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 Kotaatok

My mattress arrived about a month ago and it has had a huge impact on my aching body. I was born with EDS which means thatI can dislocate joints rolling over in my sleep. About 10yrs ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Basically I have done so much damage to my nervous system that now days th at my nerve pathways send really wonky signals and I have bouts of extreme fatigue. So my bed is an extremely important place in my life as I can spend months straight in it. I had tried a number of mattresses in store and found that some were great at the start but after ten minutes they caused me extreme pain. I tried a tempur mattress that I was desperate to get off of in under a minute. But I still needed padding or shaping as I am odd shape at the best of times. I have been a Silentnight mattress fan for about 30yrs. I ended up with a mattress that had pocket spings along with a thinner top layer that has a gel that shapes to me. It is not as thick as a tempur mattress that tried to eat me but I get the best of both worlds. The firmness of my pocket springs and the soft comfortable gel top thickness. I have had great nights of sleep, less pain from mattress which is something I get from being bed for long periods of time and as a consequence less need for pain meds. The less meds the better as I swear I rattle like a pill bottle some days and it means I am always having to deal with secondary and sometimes tiertary side effects.

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.