For a firm mattress on a budget you could do a lot worse than the Conroy Traditional Spring Mattress, a product from the popular internal brand The Dreams Workshop, produced and released exclusively by Dreams, this mattress has a lot of what you might be looking for in both orthopaedic relief and also memory foam as a comfort layer. Let's dive into the particulars.
The comfort layer is a decent thickness of memory foam, enough that you'll know it is there and has that same sinking feeling that people have come to love with this type of top layer. The positives of memory foam in this type of mattress are around the deep and cloud like layer which is a cost effective solution that touches on many consumer needs in this segment. There are a few downsides with memory foam though with the most important one around heat retention. If you do find you suffer from heat buildup and get too hot at night, a memory foam mattress may not be one for you. Instead, consider a latex or wool layer that is more breathable. Provided you do not get too hot, this price point is one of the lowest that will get you some good quality memory foam and shouldn't be ignored.
Onto the support layer and you have a firm tension open coil traditional spring frame that makes up the base of the mattress. These are not my favourite spring system but they do fit the purpose of filling out firm mattresses particularly well where more rigidity is necessary. They are also fairly cheap which allows products like the Conroy with its often costly memory foam to be sold at such a competitive and low price point. The firmness will be suitable for back and stomach sleepers, but for those of average BMI, the firm tension may prove uncomfortable where your body is going to contort slightly due to poor sinkage around hips and shoulders. This isn't unique to the Conroy but rather firm mattresses generally. Should your BMI be higher than average this will not be an issue, same too should you predominantly sleep on your back or front.
Reasons to Buy
One of the most well reviewed customer favourites within the Dreams Workshop range.
Customers love the product with an impressive 97% consumer satisfaction.
Fairly reasonable time frame of 3 weeks for delivery which, for Dreams, is pretty good.
Great price point for an entry level mattress with a decent layer of memory foam.
Reasons to Avoid
Open coil traditional springs do not perform as well as more expensive pocket spring options. I'm personally a big fan of pocket springs and while the springs here will suffice, you have similar products in the range with the aforementioned springs that are only marginally more expensive.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Conroy Combination Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.