Today I'm looking at the Carnell Pocket Sprung Mattress, one of a host of new mattresses from Dreams that aims to tackle the upper segment in terms of quality and price point. Armed with an impressive 2014 pocket springs, this mattress demands respect in any bedroom it is placed in. With natural wool fillings with enhanced breath-ability along with all-season temperature regulation, this is a one size fits all approach to quality that performs very well when put through it's paces.
To start, the pocket springs. Pocket springs are far better than the open coil and reflex foam that you would typically find at the lower price points and that's reflected in the additional body contouring and support that pocket springs provide. With 2014 springs inside a king size mattress (numbers reduce relative to size), there's plenty enough to offer full-body support.
More on the springs, these are rated as extra firm. Regardless of what sort of topper get's put on a mattress, the firmness is what it is and won't be massively softened, as such, the mattress DOES feel very firm and if you are not looking for a firm mattress then this would be the time to look elsewhere.
In terms of suitability, this will mainly be marketed toward people that are looking for orthopaedic support, maybe suffering from back or neck pain or have a higher BMI than average.
Finally, the use of wool fillings in this mattress mean that the mattress remains breathable ensuring you won't get too hot or too cold on a night which is ideal for those coming from memory foam that are looking for something that doesn't cause them to wake in a pool of sweat. As a result, this mattress is more hygiene friendly also.
This mattress also comes with a 1 year guarantee, something that is an industry standard and not too surprising here given the already impressive price and specifications. Settlement or both the springs and the fillings should be observed by rotating the mattress monthly, this isn't necessarily unique to this product, rather, a general recommendation on guidelines to prevent dipping over time.