The Silentnight Osterley mattress is one to impress, with 1400 pocket springs (Silentnight call this the Advanced Mirapocket Springs with Zoned Support) and a firmer tension this mattress is ideal for those looking for additional support, or, with back and neck related pains from an existing mattress. We have found through our own tests that pocket springs perform better than the equivalent open coil springs often included in cheaper more budget-oriented mattresses and the more springs, the better.
Further to this, the Osterley mattress by Silentnight features an impressive 8-year guarantee, something we find fairly rare in the industry and a welcome change, along with a wide array of other features including genuine UK production, air vents for additional breathability and handles that allow for quick and easy rotation (useful for helping prevent uneven settlement of fillings).
Finally, this mattress features generous amounts of memory foam via the “Silentnight responsive Memory Foam comfort layer” which is an innovative NASA-produced material specially designed to allow the user to sink into, moulding to you and releasing pressure across the entire body.
The firm tension in this mattress makes it ideal for those that need a little bit more support or perhaps sleep on their stomach or back.
Reviews are really positive with over 1100 collected to date and an impressive 95% consumer satisfaction which is one of the highest ratings we've seen, perhaps thanks to the firm tension making it clear what you are getting from a support perspective. People look to be commenting more on the comfort than the support in the reviews with people happy with that memory foam layer which pairs particularly well with the hand tufting which aids in a bit of additional firmness.
Reasons to Buy
Firm tension makes it ideal for back and stomach sleepers or those that perhaps have neck/back pain problems. The support does not appear to be over-the-top with very few reports remarking that the product feels like a rock or any of the other typical quips that come with an often too hard mattress. It really looks like Silentnight have got this one right.
Single sided nature of the product means you don't need to mess about flipping, saving effort and energy. Normally flipping is needed to expand lifespan but Silentnight have backed this for 5 years meaning they've clearly done the research and decided it doesn't need it.
Reasons to Avoid
Honestly, nothing. It's one of the best reviewed, most popular mattresses from a brand you trust at a retailer you love. The firmness may pose a problem if you are a side sleeper with a lower than average BMI but that's more about suitability than a true "con".