The Portchester Mirapocket Mattress is another the new Silentnight line-up at Dreams that features some excellent quality materials at a really competitive price.
Let's start with the support layer, that's the layer that generally sit's at the bottom of the mattress and provides all the support that your body needs to prevent aches and pains, it is not typically associated with the comfort of a mattress (that's the job of the comfort layer), however, it can have a measurable impact all the same.
In this case, mirapocket springs are a deviation of the ever-popular pocket spring systems used in high quality mattresses. Other options, all generally worse, are open coil traditional springs, reflex foam and bonnell springs. Pocket springs give you well-rounded support and, due to their pocketed nature, don't tend to move about over time, ensuring even support across the entire base of the mattress, they are my personal favorite.
Onto the comfort layer, that's the layer that sits at the top of your mattress and provides most of the, well, comfort. This layer is made up of Eco-Comfort fibers which have become a staple of the Silentnight range in recent years. These fibers are luxurious in their feeling, giving you a great nights sleep, but, importantly they are also fully-recyclable, made from plastic bottles and hypoallergenic giving you a great, environmentally conscious mattress that is really comfy.
The tension of this mattress is medium which is great because that makes it suitable for almost everyone. It's like the goldilocks of mattress tensions, being suitable for those that like a bit of additional firmness while catering to those that still want a soft sinking experience. There's compromise in either instance of-course, but that's part of what makes it so well-rounded.
Final notes, the Memory foam pillow top is a nice touch. I personally find the pillow tops can be a bit of a pain with traditional sheets so you may want to consider getting a couple of deeper sheets, but aside from that, it's like having a permanent additional comfort layer, can't go wrong with that.