Why our sleep experts loved it
Sleepeezee have been producing high quality, award-winning mattresses for over 100 years. They stress the importance of personal comfort and restful sleep with their PocketGel Balance range of mattresses. The Sleepeezee PocketGel Balance 1200 mattress is a perfect balance of medium firm support and added pressure relief, thanks to the pocket spring technology built into it. The result is an exceptionally comfortable mattress that you’ll look forward to getting into every night.
What’s inside the mattress?
To start with the base layer, you get a generous helping of pocket springs from a premium manufacturer like Sleepeezee. Above the pocket spring core is multiple comfort layers followed by 20mm of gel foam. As is common with gel foam mattresses, the design is one-sided meaning you will only be sleeping on one side of the 36kg mattress. That said, don’t assume it is maintenance free as there is still rotation to occur (even if flipping will be unnecessary). Fortunately there are good quality handles on the side that can assist in the movement of this product from head to toe.
Onto how the product feels and Sleepeezee reckon that this mattress is classified as medium firm which comes in at around a 7 on the rating scale where soft is a 1 and firm is 10. This is in line with expectations and feels as you would expect.
Is it suitable for me?
Most people who are of average weight and features will find themselves sufficiently well supported thanks to the good quality pocket spring layer. The firmness designation definitely favours back and stomach sleepers however, side-sleepers are not completely neglected and may find sufficient comfort in this specification. For those who have a larger BMI than average the medium tension might offer just enough support to be suitable for you, although a firmer designation might be a better option.
There are a few consumer reports and reviews from customers that really love this mattress with the only thing to be aware of is that the top gel layer does tend to soften a bit over time but does not appear to cause dipping or any pain as a result.
One of the best things about Gel-Foam is that unlike competing memory foam products, the cooling properties on offer mean that there is less heat retention and heat build up allowing for a cooler and more refreshing night's sleep that does not feel warm to lie on. Ideal for those who are looking for a good all-season product.
More about how the top layer feels and reports suggest that there is not an excess amount of sink-age which means you are able to move more freely than competing products in this space, allowing for better movement that won’t have you waking up unnecessarily.
What should I watch out for?
Over the years there will be an amount of settlement and even reports of some softening, however, it doesn’t appear to sag as much as competitors and will remain supportive throughout its full and generous warranty period.
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