Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress Rated 4.6/5 based on 131 customer reviews
Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress

Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress

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£999.98
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40p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
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Tests & Verdict

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Reasonable price point for a popular product from a premium brand.

Strong warranty and impressive customer support.

Well reviewed niche mattress.

Ideal for back sleepers.

Price point still higher than budget which may be an issue for some.

Edge support could be better.

Will not suit side sleepers and those with a lighter than average body type.

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Who is it best for? powered by SnoozeScore

In our experience, the materials and construction that go into this product can make it suitable for the following people.

Back sleeping and stomach sleeper icon
For back and stomach sleepers
Additional support helps these positions
Temperature regulation icon
Great temperature regulation
Breathable materials keep you cooler.
Pain relief icon
Pain relief with zonal support layer
Zonal support contours to your body.
Acid reflux icon
Helps with acid reflux
When paired with a compatible adjustable bed.
Toss and turn icon
Good for those who toss and turn
Materials like memory foam can restrict movement.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

Achieve the soundest of sleep with the Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress, an innovative sleep solution that not only promises comfort but also aims to promote better health through its orthopaedic design. This mattress delivers an ideal blend of support and breathability, all at an enticing price point. Let’s dive in and look at what makes this particular product a solid buy.

Who I recommend the Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress for

This mattress is a fantastic choice for those who spend most of their slumber hours sleeping on their backs and those who require firm support to manage or prevent orthopaedic issues. The mattress provides a pleasantly firm sleep surface that successfully aligns the spine and relieves pressure from common problem areas.

Moreover, it's a great solution for sleepers on a budget. Despite its modest price tag, this mattress doesn't cut corners on quality. The Miracoil® 782 spring system offers superior breathability and encourages maximum airflow, helping you maintain a comfortably cool temperature throughout the night.

Who I don’t recommend the Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress for

While the Silentnight Backcare  has numerous strengths, it may not suit everyone. It may be too firm for side sleepers who typically require a softer surface for optimal pressure relief on the shoulders and hips. Furthermore, if you're a sleeper who values plushness over firm support, this mattress might not align with your preferences.

How Firm is the Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress

True to its name, the Backcare Extra Firm Mattress offers a high level of firmness that sets it apart from many other mattresses in the market. It is specifically marketed for its orthopaedic properties, delivering robust support ideal for those suffering from back issues or those who simply prefer a sturdy sleep surface.

Benefits of the comfort layer

The comfort layer of this mattress sets a high standard with its natural British wool filling. This material offers fantastic temperature regulation, ensuring you stay cool during summer nights and cosy when winter rolls around. Moreover, it's an eco-friendly and renewable resource, making it a great choice for environmentally conscious sleepers. Despite the firmness of the mattress, the thick wool layers provide a decent level of comfort and surface plushness.

Benefit of Support layer

The mattress's support layer employs a Miracoil® 782 springs support system, a unique technology that provides a 'no roll together' effect. This ensures you and your partner can enjoy undisturbed sleep without rolling into each other. This system, while not as premium as a pocket spring system, offers remarkable support, especially considering its price point. The large quantity of springs ensures excellent body contouring and pressure relief.

Will the mattress suit couples?

Intimacy

For couples, the product ticks all the boxes when it comes to intimacy. The firm tension minimises excessive sinkage and heat retention, while preventing excessive bouncing. This mattress offers a stable, comfortable surface that is conducive for sexual activity.

Motion transfer

While pocket springs typically excel in motion isolation, the bed does a commendable job at minimising disturbance from your partner's movements. This could be largely attributed to the mattress's firm tension, which generally helps to reduce motion transfer.

Cooling

Sleeping hot won't be an issue with this mattress. The combination of the highly breathable Miracoil springs and the temperature-regulating British wool ensures a cool sleeping environment, making it an excellent choice for couples or for those who tend to sleep hot.

Edge Support

Edge support on the Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress is decent, albeit not outstanding. The edge-to-edge Miracoil support provides stability but can show slight sinkage when pressure is applied to the outer edges. Despite this minor drawback, it doesn't significantly detract from the overall performance of the mattress.

What do customers think?

Customer praise

Customers have had several positive things to say about this Silentnight Mattress. Many have expressed their satisfaction with the mattress's firmness and the relief it provides from back pain. Some have even gone as far as stating that it feels significantly better than their previous mattresses and that it has helped ease their back problems.

Customer complaints

On the flip side, some customers have had a less than satisfactory experience with the mattress. A handful of users found the mattress to be excessively firm, which led to back discomfort. Others were dissatisfied with the quality of the base and the mattress, stating that the real product did not live up to the images shown on the website.

How much does it cost?

The Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress offers an excellent value-for-money proposition, falling within the mid-range category. Prices start at around 300-400 for a single and increase based on the size you choose.

Considering the features it brings to the table - the sturdy Miracoil® 782 springs support system, the luxurious Tencel cover, the natural British wool comfort layer, and the environmentally-friendly Eco Comfort Fibres™ - this mattress offers solid value for the price. It's not only easy to care for (requiring only a simple rotation from head to toe), but it also comes with a free 5-year guarantee for total peace of mind. It's a smart investment for those seeking an extra firm, supportive, and breathable sleep surface.

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How does it feel?

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Suitability

*Assuming average weight, suitability will vary dependant on body type, use the quiz above for a more tailored guide.
  • Back Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • The amount of support offered from a mattress will vary depending on the firmness of the tension and the type of support layer used. Based on a person of average build.
  • Side Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • If you sleep on your side you typically need a supportive tension that is not too firm, nor too soft. This is because your hips and shoulders need adequate sinkage.
  • Stomach Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Stomach sleepers need a reasonable amount of tension in the base support layer to adequately offer body contouring and help prevent aches and pains. Results will vary based on your build.

Performance

  • Stability
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Depending on the type of support layer in place can have an impact on stability, edge to edge support and roll together prevention. Pocket springs of a firmer tension will have better stability than open coil soft tension, for example.

Odour

  • Initial Odour
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Materials in mattresses, particularly memory foam and rolled bed-in-a-box mattresses can have an initial odour, this is typically short term and reduces considerably within 24 hours.
  • Long Standing Odour
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Certain materials inside different mattresses can produce a small odour. Typically this is short term rather than long standing but there are minor exceptions.

Brand Rating

  • Overall Brand Rating
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • This is based on community driven customer reviews tied to product reviews and grouped together at a brand level to produce a score.

Reviews

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4.63 - 131 reviews

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via Bensons For Beds
5
Bought a very stiff matrass because of my bad back. The first few nights I did wonder if I'd bought the wrong bed because my back hurt in the morning when I awoke. Also, I wake up through the night every time I turn over or move my legs a fair bit and still do, but it is getting better. I have had a few good nights sleep in it now and my back feels OK when I get up. It's a matter of getting used to it and this I am now doing. The quality is good and the edge of the bed is firm, one that I looked at had soft edge and felt like you were falling out especially when you sat on the edge, but not with this. Overall, very satisfied now. PS The salesman knew his stuff and was more than helpful.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Very pleased with mattress, but was disappointed that we werent told about recycling of old mattress. When i contacted the store i was told it was too late to do anything about it. They gave me a phone number of a guy who sometimes help them out so i contacted him. Disappointed as was very unreliable. I contacted the guy who said he would get in touch to arrange a time. He didnt so i contacted him again and he gave me a date. I stayed in all day but no sign of him. I contacted him again... said he was sorry he was sick. A phone call was all that was needed. I know this has nothing to do with Bensons but not a good look for them to recommend this guy.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
I tested various mattresses at Bensons in Kirkcaldy which were either firm or extra firm and as a result ordered the Silent Night Extra Firm which gives me excellent support for my back which was operated on five years ago. I now find my back no longer aches or is stiff when waking and getting up each morning so, as you may imagine, I am delighted with the extra firm Silent Night new mattress. I would thoroughly recommend this mattress for people who need a great deal of support for their back. And thank you to Bensons in Kirkcaldy for such good advice and time when I tested various mattresses.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
The Extra Firm Mattresses are excellent. Thanks Ms Sarah Welch to introduce them to us and explain the difference of other mattress. She is excellent and did an excellent job. The showroom at Northwich and Ms Sarah Welch are both very important for us as we can experience the mattress before confirm the order. It can't do it thru internet. We have already introduced our friends to find Sarah and buy mattress at Northwich showroom.
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Jill Harrison
via Bensons For Beds
5
Excellent, strong and comfortable. Perfect fit with Hip-Hop bed frame. Had to leave mattress in widely ventilated room x 6 days to clear smells from it: spoke to branch for advice on this.They explained that tight plastic wrappers on mattresses during storage can cause this, that mattress can need to breathe' before use. Very very helpful advice.All now fine. Enjoying bed bed very much.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Thank you so much bensons the bed and mattress are just perfect , also thank you to the very kind and thoughtful person who helped me pick the right mattress and bed. I've highly recommended your company to friends and family and said you wont go wrong with getting your bed's mattress at bensons for beds .. also a quick one the two male delivery drivers were amazing thank you
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Very good. Now we have used the bed for a few weeks we can report how good it is. My wife seems to sleep better on it. I appreciate the firmness and height of the bed overall - it makes it easier to reach things from bed and with the ottoman has allowed us more space round the bed in the room. Very pleased with the purchase, especially as it was not cheap.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Excellent support. Great for back sufferers but still very comfortable. If you want a well supported good nights sleep this is definitely the mattress you need. The mattress adapts to your sleeping position so you don't roll into the middle. The handles on the side make it relatively easy to turn considering its bulky form.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
The bed is very comfortable. It was delivered on the day they said it would be. Unfortunately I ordered the bed in August but didn't receive it until end of November. If I was informed in the day of my purchase that it would be on a freight ship and could take months to arrive I would have selected a different product
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via Bensons For Beds
5
This is the best bed I've ever had. It suits me perfectly. I should have gone to Bensons years ago. The whole process, through choosing in store to delivery was as smooth as you like and I'm getting a great night's sleep. I don't usually fill these things in but no aches and pains & a great nights sleep. I'm in heaven
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via Bensons For Beds
5
The bed and Mattress are just fine and very comfortable. The bed was so well packed that it took longer to unpack than it took to build it This was good because it ensured there were no bamaged parts. Thanks for your excellent service rom sale to delivery, well done yours faithfully Mrs Brende.C.Skillin.
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5
I thought it was normal to wake up in the morning with an ache in the small of my back, until someone suggested I change the mattress. So I bought this extra firm mattress and it has been a revelation!! No ache at all and now sleeping better than I ever have. Just wished I had changed it many years ago.
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Questions and Answers About The Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

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Lynsey B
Is this mattress suitable for side sleepers?

Answer: Given its extra firm comfort rating, it may not be the best choice for side sleepers who usually benefit from a softer option.
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Tracey17
How eco-friendly is this mattress?

Answer: The mattress features Eco Comfort Fibres made from recycled plastic and a Tencel cover from sustainable sources.
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Verified Buyer
I have chronic back pain. Will this mattress help alleviate it?

Answer: Yes, the extra firm comfort rating and Miracoil support system are designed to provide optimal back support.
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Verified Buyer
I tend to sleep hot. How does this mattress handle temperature?

Answer: The natural British wool layer helps regulate body temperature, keeping you comfortable throughout the night.
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Verified Buyer
Is this mattress hypoallergenic?

Answer: The Tencel cover and Eco Comfort Fibres contribute to a hypoallergenic sleep environment.
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Verified Buyer
How often do I need to rotate this mattress?

Answer: It's a no-turn mattress, so you only need to rotate it head-to-toe periodically.
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Verified Buyer
Can I use this mattress on any bed frame?

Answer: The mattress is versatile and should be compatible with most bed frames.
Of The Silentnight Backcare Extra Firm Mattress
Brand: Silentnight
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Good

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