Sleepeezee PocketGel Balance 1200 Mattress

Sleepeezee PocketGel Balance 1200 Mattress

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17p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
Small Double
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Pros & Cons

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Good quality pocket spring mattress with cooling gel properties at a good price point.

Gel foam is one of my personal favourites for a comfort layer.

Reasonable settlement from consumer reviews.

Might be unsuitable for those who are particularly heavy, or those who get too cold at night.

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Who is it best for? powered by SnoozeScore

In our experience, the materials and construction that go into this product can make it suitable for the following people.

Back sleeping and stomach sleeper, occassional side sleeper icon
For combination sleepers
Great for back and stomach, okay for side.
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Good for allergies & asthma
This mattress has anti-allergen properties
Temperature regulation icon
Great temperature regulation
Breathable materials keep you cooler.
Pain relief icon
Pain relief with zonal support layer
Zonal support contours to your body.
Reduced partner disturbance icon
Reduced partner disturbance
Pocket springs work independently to one another.
Roll together prevention
Roll together prevention
Independent springs help prevent roll together.
Acid reflux icon
Helps with acid reflux
When paired with a compatible adjustable bed.
Toss and turn icon
Good for those who toss and turn
Materials like memory foam can restrict movement.
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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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How does it feel?

Personalised feel depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how the Sleepeezee PocketGel Balance 1200 Mattress may feel.

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*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.


  • Breathability
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • Turning on mattress
  • Certain materials like memory foam can make it difficult to move about on the mattress while you toss and turn. Same too for pillow tops which can create a cloud like sensation which can make manoeuvrability challenging.
  • 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.


  • 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.
Of The Sleepeezee PocketGel Balance 1200 Mattress
Brand: Sleepeezee
Retailer: Mattress Next Day
Delivery Time: Good
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Guarantee: Good

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