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Sleepsoul

SleepSoul is one of the newest manufacturers to make a splash in the last few years, entering the arena at the start of the first lockdown and rapidly expanding through its use of existing supply chains provided by its parent company, Birlea. Since inception SleepSoul has rapidly gained a strong market position in the bed in the box space, competing directly with other popular manufacturers like Eve, Simba and Nectar.

SleepSoul are not sold directly and are instead sold through a host of retailers up and down the country in both online and offline capacity where the price of these mid–tier priced products tend to get carved up down to the lowest pound as everyone reaches to capture the sale.

Read our full Sleepsoul review

Flaxby

Flaxby mattresses are sold exclusively by the popular retailer, Dreams. The collection is a more up-market premium brand within the lineup and uses an impressive array of comfortable and soft materials in the upper layers of their mattresses to ensure a natural and comfortable sleeping surface. Flaxby are focussed toward ensuring a greener and fresher sleep that is more environmentally friendly. That’s why they utilise 100% recyclable spring systems and natural fibres to help safeguard the environment for future generations.

A feature unique to Flaxby includes their new all-seasons lineup which sees a two sided mattress which has different comfort layers on each side, giving a “warmer” side and a “cooler” side.

Read our full Flaxby review

Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Sleepsoul: 4.83/5.00
Flaxby: 4.66/5.00

Customer Satisfaction:
Sleepsoul: 4.83/5.00
Flaxby: 4.66/5.00

Price:
Sleepsoul: £189.00 - £280.46
Flaxby: £699.00 - £2499.00


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


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Sleepsoul Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction looks to be fairly high with the SleepSoul range, although there are a few exceptions in the lower priced open coil quadrant where they do not perform quite as well as some customers have hoped. The mid and upper tier both perform well however, with pocket spring units shifting large volumes and considerable positive reviews.

Customer reviews are overall positive with people impressed about the price to performance ratio offered through this new bed in a box offering.

Sleepsoul Supportiveness

Supportiveness is at the forefront of SleepSoul design, with pocket spring support structure taking centre position in the lineup and offering a great variety of tensions ranging from medium to firm in their more popular offerings. The open coil variants perform less well however, do feature at a price point making them a great option for those on a budget,

The support layer in much of the range is able to be compacted and rolled, giving you a tighter package come delivery that saves on logistical and delivery costs that can be passed on to you.

Sleepsoul Durability

Durability is a concern that many customers have when it comes to the SleepSoul range and one that cannot be immediately addressed. See, there are no long-standing durability tests because there are no long-standing customers on account of the brand being so very new. As such we just don’t know just how well these mattresses will perform in the years to come.

To offset this concern, SleepSoul has developed a 5-10 year warranty (depending on model) to accompany the purchase of mattresses in the range. This warranty should go a considerable way to alleviating many of the concerns shared by the community and will help establish SleepSoul as a leader in the industry.

Sleepsoul Best Offers

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

Flaxby Owner Satisfaction

Flaxby mattresses are some of the better reviewed in the industry achieving impressive scores on a continual basis that generally outperform the competition. Owners are particularly overjoyed because Flaxby is offering the great comfort and support that we all love but introduce multiple new features that help provide an enhanced sleep experience. Customers particularly enjoyed the all-season range which gave people a deep sleep all year round that kept them cool in summer and warm in winter, the perfect combination.

Customers also enjoyed the natural cotton, wool & hemp fillings that come as standard on many in the lineup with particular attention being drawn to the fantastic 5 year guarantee on most models.

Flaxby Supportiveness

Flaxby mattresses have a great deal of supportiveness thanks to the Cortec™ and DNAir pocket spring systems on offer within the lineup. The Flaxby range is what we consider to be a traditional lineup with typical high quality manufacturing processes that result in luxurious and supportive mattresses. Pocket springs have generally remained unrivaled over the years and are my own personal favourite support layer when it comes to offering good tension for back and neck support. Many of the products on offer are available with multiple tension options which means you have a choice around how firm you would like the product to be. Depending on how you sleep (front, back, side) to how much you weigh are all determinations when choosing the right supportiveness.

Flaxby Durability

Flaxby mattresses will typically perform better in terms of true longevity than many other mattress suppliers due to their large investment in good quality pocket spring support layers combined with tried and tested comfort layers of wool and silk. The combination of these materials gives customers confidence but also the retailer, Dreams. This is evident in their backing of this product lineup with the impressive 5 year guarantee that ensures long standing support in the event of any manufacturing defects. The price point for Flaxby may often price certain people out of the market who are looking for something a little cheaper, however, when you consider the lifespan and the cost per night of sleep as a result, the Flaxby offers a fantastic opportunity for sleepers thanks to its durability and comfort.

Flaxby Best Offers

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

Sleepsoul Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 Heather

This is a really comfortable, good quality mattress. When it arrived (in an amazingly small box), the mattress was well wrapped up in plastic and there was a little tool to slice the plastic open without slicing the mattress, plus instructions for the mattress. It was simple and straightforward and the mattress was ready to sleep on in just an hour or so. There was no obvious chemical smell, just a slight whiff if I put my nose right on it as soon as it came out of the wrapping. I haven't been bothered by any smell when sleeping on it. I bought it as an urgent need because the old one was giving me back pain. After two nights on this mattress, the pain was gone and i've had a couple of weeks of very comfortable nights with much better sleep so far. The only thing i'm not so pleased with is the edges squish down when you sit on them. I guess they have to in order to fit inside the small box but I prefer the edge of a mattress to keep its shape when I sit on it. It's not a major problem as I sleep alone but if I shared it and had to sleep near the edge, i'd feel as if I was going to roll out of bed. I'd want a king size if I was to share it. I will also get a mattress topper just to increase the comfort factor even more (and to fulfil the conditions of the guarantee). Overall, I am very happy with this mattress, it's great to feel comfortable and well supported. With the discount, it's amazing quality for the price. So glad I bought it; my back thanks me every morning.

5 Wayne O'sullivan

Easy to manoeuvre on delivery being vacuum packed and boxed. Ordered two mattresses for children moving from cot beds to single beds. Had them out of the packaging for about 6/7 hours before first use which seemed ample. Both kids slept well and said they were comfortable to sleep on. We lay on them after unpacking and they were very comfortable and stable. They feel like they offer the support from the traditional pocket sprung aspect but have the extra comfort with the thin memory foam top without being too thick to get that sinking feeling when youre on thicker foam. Based on experience so far would definitely recommend them for the price. We were hesitant as wanted good mattresses for our children so were originally thinking of going for one of the more major brands. So glad we didnt though, we went based on the amount of such good reviews and these have offered such good value

5 Justin Cooper

I bought 2 of these for a 16 year old and a 19 year old and they love them, I normally only buy silent night but the reviews were great so I risked it. I thought there cheap enough to try, well the risk paid off. You won't find better for that price range. Infact you can probably spend double on a silent night and it will still be inferior. I've just ordered a third for my 5 year old his mattress doesn't really need changing but for that price I thought i'd upgrade the little one as well. I hope that sleepsoul keep doing a great job and making top quality affordable mattresses because they're great and i'll be picking a king size up for the wife and myself when ours needs replacing.

5 Verified Buyer

We were very careful in our decision to replace our old mattress and took a long time in identifying the right one.The Sleepeezee Memory Comfort 1000 was absolutely the right choice, it was delivered within 24 hours of ordering which considering the time of year (Christmas), was fantastic.It is an extremely comfortable mattress with just the right amount of firmness for us. We have had continuous nights of comfortable sleep with no aches or pains in the mornings anymore.Unlike our old mattress you can't feel your partner turning over which is a bonus.It was an is an absolute bargain, compared to the cost of our old mattress it was 75% less.

5 Verified Buyer

Both of us have bad backs and knew that investing in a better nights sleep. After researching types we settled on pocket coils with memory foam. Best of both worlds!! It's a pleasure getting in to bed every night! Partner and I work day/night shifts and you can't feel when one of us gets in/out which is fab as we don't disturb each other anymore. It's so supportive too! Feel like every part of my body is being supported, literally like floating on air! Truly an amazing mattress, and made in the UK!! Prince Charles recommended LOL Exceeded Expectations, Truely An Investment in your Health and Happiness!! Highly Recommended!!

Flaxby Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 WantMattress

We purchased the Flaxby 14450 pillow top mattress from Dreams after trying out the range of Flaxby mattresses in store. We opted for the Superking size with the split medium/soft support and the zipped option (essentially two singles joined together). I prefer the medium support whereas my partner likes the softer feel. Bear in mind, these are heavy mattresses and having the split mattress option makes it far easier to rotate them, which you will need to do weekly for the first 3 months (then monthly thereafter). It has taken a long time for the mattress to fully bed in and feel comfortable to sleep on. If you're considering this mattress, be prepared for a full 6-8 weeks break in period to allow the materials to loosen up and conform to your body. When new, it felt very stiff with the sensation you're lying on top of the mattress, with not much give and with minimal support. My partner quickly got used to sleeping on her softer mattress, whereas with my medium feel mattress, I experienced lower back pain on and off for the first 4-5 weeks. The Dreams staff advised that the Flaxby mattresses do take a while to break in and conform to your body. Here's some tips that have worked well for us and are worth considering: Mattress support - this mattress really does deserve a quality bed base, preferably a pocket spring divan base. We initially used our old Superking bed frame with sprung slats. However, although the 14450 mattress is a deep mattress and should in theory work well on any bed base, we found that it did not gel that well with the sprung slats, as the mattress tended to sag slightly. We have now switched to a sprung divan base and it's made a big difference to the feel, comfort and support of the mattress. Pillows - we initially used our Tempur cloud pillows with the Flaxby but we have since switched to Levitex sleep posture pillows (we opted for the small size). This has made a world of difference - no more neck and back pain! Duvets - we've always liked having our own single duvets rather than sharing a larger duvet so we can better control our body temperatures. My partner uses a weighted duvet whereas I switched to a wool filled duvet. The Flaxby mattresses do offer better temperature control compared to our old Tempur mattress. It is still worth investing in a quality duvet to really get the best sleeping experience.

5 Martin & Anna

We purchased the Flaxby 14450 pillow top mattress from Dreams after trying out the range of Flaxby mattresses in store. We opted for the Superking size with the split medium/soft support and the zipped option (essentially two singles joined together). I prefer the medium support whereas my partner likes the softer feel. Bear in mind, these are heavy mattresses and having the split mattress option makes it far easier to turn them, which you will need to do weekly for the first 3 months (then monthly thereafter). It has taken a long time for the mattress to fully bed in and feel comfortable to sleep on. If you're considering this mattress, be prepared for a full 6-8 weeks break in period to allow the materials to loosen up and conform to your body. When new, it felt very stiff with the sensation you're lying on top of the mattress, with not much give and with minimal support. My partner quickly got used to sleeping on her softer mattress, whereas with my medium feel mattress, I experienced lower back pain on and off for the first 4-5 weeks. The Dreams staff advised that the Flaxby mattresses do take a while to break in and conform to your body. Here's some tips that have worked well for us and are worth considering: Mattress support - this mattress really does deserve a quality bed base, preferably a pocket spring divan base. We initially used our old Superking bed frame with sprung slats. However, although the 14450 mattress is a deep mattress and should in theory work well on any bed base, we found that it not gel that well with the sprung slats, as the mattress tended to sag slightly. We have now switched to a sprung divan base and it's made a big difference to the feel, comfort and support of the mattress. Pillows - we initially used our Tempur cloud pillows with the Flaxby but we have since switched to Levitex sleep posture pillows (we opted for the small size). This has made a world of difference - no more neck and back pain! Duvets - we've always liked having our own single duvets rather than sharing a larger duvet so we can better control our body temperatures. My partner uses a weighted duvet whereas I switched to a wool filled duvet. The Flaxby mattresses do offer better temperature control compared to our old Tempur mattress. It is still worth investing in a quality duvet to really get the best sleeping experience.

5 Dream Lover

My last bed was a supersized king divan style base with an orthopaedic mattress which I had for the last 15 years and it was a bit too large for the flat I moved into a few years ago so thought it time to change over to a double. I have always wanted a chunky wooden framed bed with a nice soft mattress & finally decided to take the plunge and ordered a frame off the web in the same style as my other bedroom furniture and then started looking for a mattress that I liked and found this one Dreams which sounded just right. I can tell you after spending 15 years sleeping on what might as well have been a rock the new mattress is like sleeping on a cloud. The mattress gives me a tremendous amount of support, yet it has a nice soft finish to it that I just sink into when I get into bed at night. It is beautifully finished with handles on all four sides making it easy to rotate even though it is quite a heavy mattress. My only wish is that I had spotted the Moore Wooden chunky bedframe on the Dreams website before I had ordered the frame that I did because that looks a lot sturdier that the one I bought is. I do have one small problem though and that is that it isn’t only me that has fallen in love with the new mattress, so have the cats who spend the bulk of the day relaxing on it and get a bit disgruntled when it comes to bed time and I have to get into it but they soon find their way back onto it when they think I have fallen asleep. So it seems that it isn’t only me who now get a great night’s sleep on my new 6500 DNAir mattress! But prehaps I should have gone for the king size to accomopdate all of us.

5 Purrfect

I did the dreams exchange as the Tempur elite medium was far too firm as I have widespread arthritis and fibromyalgia.So glad I waited 7 weeks for the swap to this Harrison Spinks Flaxby 11150. Its all natural fibre fillings and sprung plus eco friendly with the added bonus of being handmade by British crafts people up in Yorkshire.The difference it has made is huge, now I sleep far better. Even though I opted for the soft double mattress it has 11150 springs in it so there is alot of support and it is not like a cheap flimsy soft mattress. It is more like a medium at first but is a wonderful mattress, I highly recommend it and yes its worth the money, even better at sales time. It has an odour at first, just open window and air mattress if poss, it soon fades, but at least the odour is natural. It is a dual season mattress, one side for autumn/winter the other for spring summer so thats a bonus as I can be a hot sleeper. It comes with a guarantee and clear instructions for rotating & turning for the first number of weeks especially (it has 8 handles for turning) , worth following as this mattress is top quality, you look after it and it will look after you for many years.Buy a good quality mattress protector as the mattress does have the dipping yarned buttons, wont interfere with your sleep though! I love it and so glad I did the swap as its for me i top quality, highly recommend this and a thankyou to the team at Dreams on Basford bank roundabout in Stoke On Trent.

4 Ilovecomfybeds

I bought this earlier in the year, so it's been in use for about six months now. I wanted a good quality British made mattress, and this fits the bill. I was also attracted where it said it would help keep me cooler in warm weather. But to be honest I have not noticed it keep me any cooler in the hot weather than my previous matress, so that is slightly disappointing, however it is wonderfully comfortable and supportive. It's a heavy mattress but it is easier to turn that my previous mattess as I do not need to flip it over, just rotate it flat. The handles are good and strong for that. The way I feel now, I would definitely select this mattress and manufacturer again when it comes to replace it. This is also the first time I have bought from Dreams, and I will say their service was extremely good. They kept me informed, agreed the delivery date, the delivery people kept me informed on the time they would arrive and checked what my road was like, parking and access to the house. When they arrived they were polite. Took the old mattress away, explained how to look after my new mattress. I love my mattress and I cannot fault the service I got from Dreams. Thank you.