Why our sleep experts loved it
Let’s face it, there are very few things more important than a good night’s sleep. After all, how can you possibly perform at your best during the day if you haven’t had enough rest overnight? In this fast-paced world where stress is on the rise and our hectic schedules only seem to be getting worse, it can be hard to find time for sleep. But with one little change in your bedroom habits, you can get back on track and have that restorative slumber once again. The Silentnight Sleep Vitality Vibrance mattress is designed with comfort and support in mind to help optimize your sleeping experience. It features a medium firmness level as well as dual layered pocket springs in both full and micro form that makes it breathable and supportive at the same time. Read on to find out what we loved, and what we didn’t.
Who is the mattress suitable for?
The Silentnight Sleep Vitality Vibrance Mattress is new to the range and an exclusive product sold by Bensons for Beds. The combination of the two heavyweights in the industry should be cause for calm as both are well established at understanding customers needs when it comes to a good mattress. In the case of the Vitality Vibrance, the first thing we are looking at is the support layer which is housed at the base of this single sided mattress.
This support layer is made from high quality pocket springs of impressive quantities in the form of 2000 mirapocket springs and a further 1450 micro pocket springs that will sit above. When we talk about pocket springs we often allude to their better quality and full body contouring offered. That’s not all however, pocket springs are also fantastic when it comes to preventing roll together and providing good edge support. The result of all of this is that pocket spring mattresses give greater surface area with which to stretch out as there is less risk of rolling out of the bed or into your partner, in turn increasing durability and lifespan. We’re big fans of this particular layer and the added micro springs that sit on top aid further by increasing the amount of body contouring and resistance offered in the springs which will now respond to every micro movement that your body makes as you sleep, supporting you along the way.
Onto the comfort layer and the Sleep Vitality Vibrance Mattress has a deep layer of latex for comfort. This works particularly good for people as it has many of the same benefits as memory foam in terms of comfort and sinkage, but without the negatives surrounding heat retention and build up. What this means is that the Vibrance will have you sleeping deeper and for longer with that popular latex layer.
Finally, how does the support layer and comfort layer combine to give a degree of firmness and support? Well, when paired together and with moderate wound springs, the Vibrance comes in at a healthy medium tension. This medium tension will prove ideal and suitable for the vast majority of people. Since the tension is not too firm it should suit many averagely-weighted side sleepers while still offering enough body contouring and pressure for back and stomach sleepers who like a bit of extra support while they sleep. The result is a one-size-fits-all approach that largely does what it says. There are exceptions to mass-suitability that we will go into shortly but we find the combination of materials utilized here to perform really well and leave the average sleeper enjoying a deeper and more relaxing night's sleep.
Finally, another segment who will benefit from this combination are warm sleepers who get too hot at night as the latex has naturally cooling properties that react well with the breathable pocket springs to provide for a more hygienic and cooler nights sleep.
Who is the mattress not suitable for?
So we covered above who will love the mattress, but who might find this product unsuitable? It’s a fairly small window thankfully since the medium tension and good quality support layer both cover the majority of bases when it comes to shopping online for a mattress. That said, we have managed to pick out a few.
Firstly, there’s the budget crowd. This product is aimed at the premium segment and is priced accordingly and while it is worth the money, it will also alienate many in the market that are looking to spend less. Fortunately there are many other Silentnight products in the range at a slightly lower footing that still make use of pocket springs, albeit in a lower density.
Secondly, there’s those who need extra support. The medium tension does a great job for the average person, but if you require additional support of the orthopedic variety then you may want to consider the firm option also listed on the retailers site as this one has a firmer feel that is more rigid and board-like, giving better support where people need it, in the back and neck. Side sleepers should be wary of the firmer option as this will be equally unsuitable for those as there is not enough sinkage to accommodate.
Where in the market does the mattress compete?
The Sleep Vitality Vibrance Mattress fits squarely in the premium price band as does its quality, both in support and comfort. The mattress is at the top end of any scale on which it is judged and it is one of the best mattresses available in the Silentnight range regardless of the retailer you choose.
What is the level of firmness experienced as a scale of 1 to 10?
Since there are two different variants of this mattress it is difficult to judge the scale of firmness as they are both different. However, we tried the firm variant in store and judged it to be an 8 which is firm, but not extra firm which means those without orthopedic needs could still find comfort in this type of tension if they happen to prefer additional support. When it comes to the medium tension we would rate it a 6 as it tends to be ever so slightly firmer than competing rivals, in part due to the rigid and high quality pocket spring system. These numbered ratings may go down through use as the pocket springs begin to loosen up through usage, as such we would recommend up to 4 weeks to realize the true comfort found in this product.
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