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£349.99
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14p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
Single3' x 6'3
Small Double4' x 6'3
Double4'3 x 6'3
King Size5'0 x 6'6
Super King6'0 x 6'6
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Why Our Sleep Experts Loved It

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Are you a light sleeper who struggles to get a good night’s rest? Is your mattress causing you aches and pains in the morning? Do you have a restless partner that you can feel every time they move? 

There are many factors that can influence the quality of your sleep, but with good quality pocket springs and a medium tension comfort, the Simply By Bensons Calm Mattress could be exactly what your body needs to get better quality sleep.

Simply by Bensons is a range of mattresses made for customers in the UK. The sub-brand to Bensons for Beds started in 2020 and is designed to offer a comfortable and affordable night’s sleep to all. The range caters to a variety of sleepers and lifestyles, from back, stomach and side sleepers, as well as those who have specialist requirements around orthopaedic and hypoallergenic needs. The newest in this range, the Calm Mattress, aims to help in a few different areas, let’s dive into what makes it great.

Who is the mattress for

Starting with the tension which is rated as a medium, this mattress will prove ideal for back and side sleepers of average weight and built in a typical setting. This is due to the amount of sinkage within the product being at a fair amount while still having good quality springs beneath that are resistive to each movement, offering enough support for those without orthopaedic needs who are combination sleepers. If you are a back sleeper primarily, you may find you can opt for a slightly firmer mattress as the mattress won’t need to react the same as if you are on your side with your hip and shoulder digging into the mattress.

Onto the pocket spring base layer itself and this is where you get a quite impressive result. See, pocket springs are the best support layer in the base of a mattress and consistently beat open coil traditional spring and reflex foam for design, comfort and even longevity. This spring type is normally reserved for mid-range to high-end so it is really good news that we are starting to see this sort of spring system make its way into essential budget product offerings.

More about that comfort layer and Simply Bensons have opted for recycled foundation layer and comfort layer, both of which come with benefits to the environment while still being plush and comfortable for you. The layers are fairly deep too, meaning you won’t be able to feel the springs beneath.

Who is the mattress not suitable for?

This type of mattress tends to have mass market appeal thanks to its high quality spring system, easy going tension that suits most people and comfort layer that doesn’t offend one way or the other. The mass appeal of this product as a result means that it can be difficult to find who wouldn’t benefit from it. That said, those looking for orthopaedic relief or those who suffer from back or neck pain would typically require a firmer tension that is considered more specialist. The result of a medium tension on your back and neck while you sleep might not offer enough resistance to find relief. Same goes for those with a higher BMI than average, we’ve built a handy tool below that allows you to enter your weight to gauge how the mattress will feel and almost universally the result of a higher BMI means a mattress will feel softer on a sliding scale. Too soft and you will also not find comfort with this product.

Where in the market does the mattress compete?

The Simply By Bensons Calm Mattress is one that is surprisingly reasonable on budgets meaning you can pick one up on a fairly reasonable lead time at a price that will cater to those shopping in the lower-market. Thanks to Bensons for Beds large profile and opportunities of scale, the savings offered through their own branded products can be more impressive than buying branded products elsewhere meaning you get a better product at a lower price.

What is the level of firmness experienced?

The Calm Mattress comes in at a 6 on the firmness scale, where 1 is soft and 10 is firm. It has a bit more resistance than other medium tension mattresses we have trialled but only ever so slightly. 

What do other customers say?

This is a brand new product so reviews are still coming in, however, long term reviews are likely to be some way away as a result. That said, we have seen this configuration of mattresses before much to the delight of existing happy customers. A name change doesn’t change the positive things people have previously endorsed particularly around the good quality springs and mass-suitability in the tension.

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Simply By Bensons Calm Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.
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Reasons to Buy

Great value and good quality spring system.

Environmentally conscious with recycled comfort layers.

Tension that suits most people.

Reasons to Avoid

No long term reviews as of yet.

No European sizes available

Fairly long lead time given the industry, albeit lower than the average for Bensons for Beds

Key Performance Indicators KPI question mark
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Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews.

Key Performance Indicators KPI question mark

Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews. For example, a firm pocket spring support layer is more breathable and offers better back support but may prove unsuitable for side sleepers, the reverse is true for a soft-medium tension reflex foam support layer. This is one of 100+ datapoints considered when generating the below ratings.

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

  • Breathability
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • 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.

Ease of Use

  • Turning handles
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Mattresses typically need to be rotated frequently and having turning handles can be massively beneficial, particularly in larger sizes which can become fairly heavy.

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.
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Brand: Simply Bensons
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Guarantee: Good

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What Makes The Simply By Bensons Calm Mattress Great?

Individual encased pocket springs – for even weight distribution, minimal partner disturbance, and reactive support

There are several benefits to having pocket springs in a mattress, as opposed to other types of springs. Pocket springs are less likely to sag over time, and they provide better support by individually contouring to your body. They also minimize motion transfer, so if you have a partner who moves around a lot in their sleep, you won’t be disturbed. Additionally, pocket springs make for a more durable mattress overall.

Contemporary quilted sleep surface – for a smooth finish, ideal for side sleepers

There are several benefits to having a quilted sleep surface in a mattress. First, it provides an extra layer of comfort and support. This can be especially helpful if you have any pressure points that need additional support. Second, it helps to keep the mattress cooler by providing ventilation. This is especially important in hot weather or if you tend to sleep hot. Third, it can extend the life of your mattress by protecting it from wear and tear.

Soft-touch knitted fabric cover – body-hugging comfort with superb breathability

A soft-touch knitted fabric cover on a mattress can provide a number of benefits. Firstly, it can help to protect the mattress from wear and tear, and secondly, it can provide a softer and more comfortable sleeping surface. Additionally, a soft-touch knitted fabric cover can help to regulate body temperature, and can also reduce noise levels.

Future friendly recycled comfort layer – soft, breathable and hypoallergenic

This comfort layer is both deep and luxurious and provides a soft and comfortable layer that you can sink into, providing a breathable all-season mattress that will remain durable for longer thanks to great settlement properties.

New-life recycled foundation layer – for cushioned support

New life yarns are designed to provide a number of benefits in a mattress. They are intended to improve the overall comfort of the mattress, as well as increase its durability. Additionally, new life yarns can help to regulate body temperature, making the mattress more comfortable to sleep on.

Outer edge support – for increased durability

Outer edge support in a mattress is the firmness of the mattress around the perimeter. This is important because it prevents you from feeling like you are going to roll off the edge of the mattress when you are sleeping. A mattress with good outer edge support will have a firmness that is evenly distributed around the perimeter of the mattress.

Easy-care – no need to turn, with handles for easy rotation

No turn mattresses are one sided by design which means that the comfort layer is only on one side, with the support layer beneath. The benefit of these mattresses is that they are easier to maintain, with no flipping necessary. Instead, simply rotate in line with manufacturer recommendations to help increase lifespan and improve durability.

Quality assured - British Standard Kitemark™ accredited

Since its inception, the BSI Kitemark™ has been an internationally renowned quality, safety, and trust assurance mark. Consumers and businesses have relied on the Kitemark as a symbol of exceptional quality, safety, and trust for over a century. BSI Kitemark certification confirms that a product or service's claims have been independently and repeatedly examined by experts, resulting in products and services that you can trust and rely on.

Made in the UK

These are made and manufactured in the UK, meaning that they all meet the same exceptional quality and durability that we expect from genuine UK manufacturing.

Free full 5-year guarantee – for total peace of mind

This sort of guarantee goes beyond the average offered by retailers in the industry. 5 years is almost the full average lifespan for a mattress which gives you great piece of mind and shows just how much trust the brand and retailer have in their product.

Comfort rating – Medium

A medium tension mattress is a type of mattress that is designed to provide moderate support for the sleeper. This type of mattress is often used by people who are combination sleepers and have mass market appeal that satisfies back, stomach and side sleepers combined. Medium tension is a great option as it can provide some relief from the pressure points that can cause pain. Additionally, a medium tension mattress can also be a good choice for people who are looking for a balance between comfort and support.

Mattress depth – 26.5cm

26.5cm is fairly standard in depth for a mattress and will suit the majority of fitted sheets without issue. The depth allows for a good quality spring system and space for a fairly deep offering of comfort fillings. Depth does not have a direct correlation to quality but can be a good indicator.

Part of the Simply by Bensons collection – pair with a Simply by Bensons divan base to complete the look

Simply by Bensons is a range of essential products at a budget price point that help delivery quality and good nights sleep time and time again. This product can be purchased as part of a wider set which features a divan base available in a variety of colours to suit your bedroom style.

New green polythene packaging – a mixture of natural and recycled renewable source 

Bensons for Beds try to be environmentally conscious in the way they operate and the products they sell where possible and are constantly looking for new ways to go green. A recent example of this is in the packaging they use which, in this case, utilises natural and recycled materials.

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