SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory Mattress Rated 4.9/5 based on 632 customer reviews
SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory Mattress

SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory Mattress

£199.95
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8p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
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Tests & Verdict

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Fantastic 10 year warranty is market leading.

Rival to bed in a box manufacturers like Otty, Nectar and Emma. The benefit to the consumer though is since they are a late contender, the pricing has had to be extremely competitive.

Memory foam hugs you as you sleep, sometimes a pro but sometimes a pro..blem as the temperature regulation of foam is often a bit off, retaining heat and causing the sleeper to overheat and sweat. Given the depth of foam included in this model we do not expect this to be a huge problem.

Being such a new mattress there are no substantial longevity tests just yet.

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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.

Combination sleeping, all positions sleeper icon
For combination sleepers
Suitable for back, stomach and side sleeping.
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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.
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.
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Helps those with sleep apnea
Soft and medium tensions promote side sleeping.
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Helps prevent snoring
Promotes side sleeping which stops snoring.
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Helps with acid reflux
When paired with a compatible adjustable bed.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

New for 2021 comes the Sleepsoul balance 800, a memory foam and pocket spring mattress from the popular manufacturer Birlea. The Sleepsoul sub-brand is fairly new and comes late to the game as far as bed-in-a-box mattresses are concerned, with Nectar, Otty and Emma already fairly well-positioned in the war to sell you a mattress.  For those that don't know, Sleepsoul aims to tackle the rolled mattress segment and does so with a fantastic range of hybrid mattresses like the SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory.

Let's look at that support layer, to start with you get a pocket spring base, which is one of the better quality layers we've reviewed. Available in a goldilocks-esque medium tension that will largely suit most people of average weight. We'd particularly recommend this for side sleepers who need a decent amount of support paired nicely with a fairly luxurious memory foam comfort layer.

More about that comfort layer and memory foam is a fan favourite, appearing regularly in the top search terms for mattress retailers across the UK. The memory foam has numerous benefits but the main reason people rate this layer is down to it's deep and luxurious cloud like feeling that looks you feeling floaty and hugged. There are downsides too, with memory foam being fairly un-breathable causing people to sometimes get a little too warm. We would typically recommend the SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory to those that are looking for an all-season mattress that do not get too warm at present while sleeping. 

A combination of the comfort and support layers means you get full body contouring and deep and relaxing memory foam. Sleepsoul have won numerous which best buy awards to date and look to be a customer favorite as we move into 2022.

As an additional benefit, the 10 year warranty is far better than the market standard of 1 year that we see from many retailers and manufacturers. The standard lifespan for a mattress hovers around 7 years and so the 10 years gives full lifespan coverage.

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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.
  • 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.

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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4.9 - 632 reviews

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Heather
via Mattress Online
5
This is a really comfortable, good quality mattress. When it arrived (in an amazingly small box), the mattress was well wrapped up in plastic and there was a little tool to slice the plastic open without slicing the mattress, plus instructions for the mattress. It was simple and straightforward and the mattress was ready to sleep on in just an hour or so. There was no obvious chemical smell, just a slight whiff if I put my nose right on it as soon as it came out of the wrapping. I haven't been bothered by any smell when sleeping on it. I bought it as an urgent need because the old one was giving me back pain. After two nights on this mattress, the pain was gone and i've had a couple of weeks of very comfortable nights with much better sleep so far. The only thing i'm not so pleased with is the edges squish down when you sit on them. I guess they have to in order to fit inside the small box but I prefer the edge of a mattress to keep its shape when I sit on it. It's not a major problem as I sleep alone but if I shared it and had to sleep near the edge, i'd feel as if I was going to roll out of bed. I'd want a king size if I was to share it. I will also get a mattress topper just to increase the comfort factor even more (and to fulfil the conditions of the guarantee). Overall, I am very happy with this mattress, it's great to feel comfortable and well supported. With the discount, it's amazing quality for the price. So glad I bought it; my back thanks me every morning.
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Wayne O'sullivan
via Mattress Online
5
Easy to manoeuvre on delivery being vacuum packed and boxed. Ordered two mattresses for children moving from cot beds to single beds. Had them out of the packaging for about 6/7 hours before first use which seemed ample. Both kids slept well and said they were comfortable to sleep on. We lay on them after unpacking and they were very comfortable and stable. They feel like they offer the support from the traditional pocket sprung aspect but have the extra comfort with the thin memory foam top without being too thick to get that sinking feeling when youre on thicker foam. Based on experience so far would definitely recommend them for the price. We were hesitant as wanted good mattresses for our children so were originally thinking of going for one of the more major brands. So glad we didnt though, we went based on the amount of such good reviews and these have offered such good value
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Justin Cooper
via Mattress Online
5
I bought 2 of these for a 16 year old and a 19 year old and they love them, I normally only buy silent night but the reviews were great so I risked it. I thought there cheap enough to try, well the risk paid off. You won't find better for that price range. Infact you can probably spend double on a silent night and it will still be inferior. I've just ordered a third for my 5 year old his mattress doesn't really need changing but for that price I thought i'd upgrade the little one as well. I hope that sleepsoul keep doing a great job and making top quality affordable mattresses because they're great and i'll be picking a king size up for the wife and myself when ours needs replacing.
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Matthew
via Mattress Online
5
I did quite a bit of shopping around for a mattress and settled on this is the right balance between cost and (hopefully) quality for me. And im really happy so far. Its super comfortable, with enough firmness to feel supported. A huge improvement on my previous lumpy, spring mattress and has already helped me sleep better. Im really happy with the quality for what I paid, and a ten year warranty shows the confidence the manufacturers have in their product. It arrived in a long, narrow box that was easy to move around before unpacking, and the process of getting it onto the bed was quick and straightforward.
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
Brilliant quality for my little boy could have got him something cheaper but wanted something good quality that would last! A good firm mattress, all foam so no noisy boingy springs (and no jumping up and down on the bed for him) another good point for me is that you can take the cover off and freshen it up in the machine a must when your little ones are ill i think!! Hypo-allergenic too which will help with hay-fever when it peaks in the summer months!I would consider this mattress when the time comes for a new one for me.
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
The mattress swells to its final shape within hours of unpacking it. (Unpacked and laid on the bed at 12:00 and when I returned at 18:00 it was already fully inflated? and really firm to the touch. However, to give it more time to breathe and make sure it was fully ready I left it till 21:00 to make the bed. I had a great night sleep. The mattress moulds comfortably to my body. On hot days, it doesnt make me sweat but keeps me in a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
Had my mattress for about a month now and can honestly say it's the best I've had. It did take me about a week to get used to it, never had a memory foam before but wanted something that offered orthopaedic support so thought I should give it a try.Really pleased I did, the mattress jsut seems to offer support wherever I need it, very clever. I would say it gives the best of both worlds, a great night sleep whilst looking after you.
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
Very comfy, no creaking when you move and no rolling into the middle of the bed like I did with my last (battered) mattress. I was a bit wary buying a mattress on the internet without having tested it first but it had good reviews and turned out to be worth the risk. Good price too. I've recommended my brother to get one now as he said he's looking for a good value firm mattress. Feel much less achey when I wake up now.
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
I was looking for a cheap orthopaedic mattress, my chiropractor recommend I try a firm memory foam mattress, this one fits the bill perfectly.It's very supportive, suprisingly firm, I tried lots of memory foam mattresses in the shops and couldn't find one that suited. Bit of risk buying it online without trying it but no regrets.My back ache feels better already!
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
This mattress is really, really firm. Abit like laying on a slab for the first few days. All of which is exactly what I wanted. After sleeping in it for just over 2 weeks it's one of the best purchases I have every made! Sometimes I even sit on it play xbox for 5-6 hrs where my old mattress would get a dint init this just pops back to shape! Definetly recommend.
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
It has a heavy smell which will not go away. The mattress itself is a cut out cushion from goodness know where. It's covered very nice which my partner and myself believe is a trick. It's uncomfortable and not supportive. Unfortunately we threw our own mattress away when this one arrived as the description of this one sounded very convincing on the website
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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
5
Not quite sure what to expect as this mattress is at the budget end of the spectrum but can honestly say its brilliant and wonderfully comfortable. Not too firm and can feel myself sinking into it. Its actually more comfortable than the very expensive spring and memory foam one we have on the kingsize. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend
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Of The SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory Mattress
Brand: SleepSoul
Retailer: Mattress Online
Delivery Time: Excellent
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Excellent

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