Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress Rated 4.4/5 based on 42 customer reviews
Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress

Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress

Firm mattresses
£999.98
sleeping cat
40p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
Single
Small Double
Double
King Size
Super King
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Tests & Verdict

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Great specialised support that is quite a bit further than your average.

Ideal for those with specific back needs.

Eco comfort fibres work really well to offer breathable and luxurious comfort.

All popular sizes available with a strong guarantee period.

Lead time is quite long at 3 weeks, might be a problem for those who need one in a hurry.

Not suitable for side sleepers and those who do not sleep on their back.

No European sizes available which might be a barrier for those with Ikea frames.

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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
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.
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Good for those who toss and turn
Materials like memory foam can restrict movement.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

The Backcare Firm Mattress, exclusively available from Bensons for Beds, is the answer for those seeking a tailored sleeping experience. Boasting of a blend of eco-friendly comfort fillings and the reputable Silentnight brand quality, this mattress truly stands out in its category. Though Miracoil springs aren’t everyone's first choice, their implementation in this model, paired with its firmer tension, efficiently mitigates most of their common downsides. Specifically designed for back sleepers, this bed carves a niche for itself in the mid to high-end market segment.

Who it will suit

The Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress caters to back sleepers who are in need of enhanced, orthopaedic support. It’s a specialised product, and therefore not tailored for everyone although those with a higher BMI may also appreciate its robust support in conjunction with the comfort layer, striking a balance between a firm hold and plush comfort.

Who it won't suit

The bed will not suit either side or combination sleepers. Its firm tension can be a bit too much for those who require a more yielding surface for their pressure points. Also, those who easily feel cold at night might want to consider that the eco comfort fibres tend to be more on the cooling side.

How firm is it

In terms of firmness, this mattress boasts a firm tension which offers the following benefits: it ensures optimal spinal alignment for back and stomach sleepers, provides essential support to prevent backaches, and distributes weight evenly for a consistent feel. However, side sleepers will find it a tad too firm for their liking and will not allow the sinkage necessary for either the hip or shoulders when sleeping on the side.

Benefits of Comfort Layer

One of the shining features of the Backcare Firm Mattress is its Eco Comfort Fibres™. Crafted from sustainable sources and recyclable properties, these fibres are not only environmentally responsible but also guarantee a refreshing, breathable sleeping environment. These fibres are found in most of the Silentnight range these days and can be seen in products in the ultra-premium side from the brand.

Benefits of Support Layer

The Miracoil® 782 springs, though not as esteemed as pocket springs, impress in this configuration. The firmer tension ensures robust edge support and a decrease in partner disturbance. So, even with a partner who moves a lot during sleep, your night will remain largely undisturbed.

Customer Feedback

This mattress seems to have garnered an overwhelmingly positive response. Customers emphasise its firm yet comfortable nature. One verified purchaser mentioned having a significant reduction in headaches, and another stated how the bed was a lifesaver for their daughter’s back problems. The comments suggest a trend towards satisfaction with the products ability to alleviate back issues.

How much does it cost

A double Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress is priced under £500, a competitive rate considering its premium eco comfort fibres. And with an impressive 5-year guarantee, this purchase promises value for years to come.

Final thoughts

This is not just another product in the market; it's a thoughtfully curated experience with eco-friendly fibres and specialised design for back support. The result is that the product is more than worth its price provided you require specialised support.

Ultimately, if you're in the market for a mid to high-end mattress that prioritises back support and eco-friendliness, the Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress should be on your radar.

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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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4.38 - 42 reviews

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Paul Pearson
via Bensons For Beds
5
Bought this for my daughter who has a history of back problems, after quite a few other beds purchased and not any good, i wished i had spent my money on this one in the first place, she now wakes up pretty much free of aches and pains. P.S. thank you Bensons for your help and advice.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Whole process has been great. Installers managed to get the bed up to the upstairs bedroom with no issues at all. Bed we bought was firm on the order and has turned out to be much better than the previous mattress. Overall, very satisfied with our new bed!!
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via Bensons For Beds
3
The mattress itself is okay, I wouldn't really say it's worth the money you're spending though. Also feels smaller than my last double bed as my feet reach the end, and I'm only 5ft 3
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Great mattress very comfortable. I'm a side sleeper so was wondering if a firm mattress would be too firm but I'm sleeping really well and no ache and pains in the morning.
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Julie Morse
via Bensons For Beds
4
Started off way too firm for the first two weeks but has gradually become softer. Definitely worth using the 40 night sleep guarantee as we would of returned within a week.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
I didn't buy a Super King but a Double. It's great. Nice firm edges and a good night's sleep. And I only have to turn it round, not over.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Delivery driver and mate very good, polite and helpful. Mattress very comfortable and supportive , back pain reduced, sleep quality improved
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Delighted with my new mattress , didn't realise how well past its sell by date the old one was !!! Firm without being brick hard .
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Sam Kemp
via Bensons For Beds
5
Nice light mattress makes changing the sheets a pleasure. Super supportive and finding it very comfortable for our aching bones.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
Love it. The difference between our old mattress and this one fully justifies the cost. Firm, but comfortable right to the edge.
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Christina McGuckian
via Bensons For Beds
5
This is a lovely comfy bed. My back feels so much better! I would definitely recommend it. Great investment for your health.
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via Bensons For Beds
3
I now know what it's like to have a good nights sleep thanks to Bensons Beds. Many thanks. Dorothy O'Driscoll.
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Questions and Answers About The Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

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Verified Buyer
I've heard that firm mattresses can be too hard on the joints. Is this mattress an exception?

Answer: The Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress is designed with a Miracoil 782 springs support system that offers zoned support. This means it provides targeted relief to pressure points like your shoulders and hips, making it less likely to be hard on your joints.
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Andy131
I'm eco-conscious. What sustainable features does this mattress offer?

Answer: You'll be pleased to know that the mattress incorporates Eco Comfort Fibres, which are made from recycled plastic. Additionally, the Tencel cover is made from sustainable sources. So, it's a step in the right direction for eco-conscious consumers.
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.shade
I tend to overheat at night. Does this mattress have any features to help with that?

Answer: Yes, the mattress is constructed with Eco Comfort Fibres that are designed for extra breathability. This can help regulate your body temperature and keep you cooler during the night.
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Becomeone
I'm a light sleeper and my partner tosses and turns. Will this mattress help?

Answer: Absolutely, the Miracoil 782 springs support system is designed to minimize roll-together, allowing you and your partner to sleep undisturbed on your respective sides of the bed.
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Verified Buyer
What's covered in the 5-year guarantee?

Answer: The 5-year guarantee covers repair or replacement of the mattress within 5 years of purchase due to manufacturing defects. It's a solid assurance of the product's quality.
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Julie Smith
How do I keep this mattress in prime condition?

Answer: The mattress is an easy-care, no-turn design. However, it's recommended to rotate it from head to toe periodically to ensure even wear and tear.
Of The Silentnight Backcare Firm Mattress
Brand: Silentnight
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Good

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