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.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.
Reasons to Buy
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.
Reasons to Avoid
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.