Solar Mattress Rated 4.1/5 based on 10 customer reviews
Solar Mattress

Solar Mattress

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14p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
Small Double
King Size
Super King
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Good quality mattress at a reasonable price point.

Open coil springs provide a good amount of support, although it is still beat out by more premium support structures.

Good all-season mattress that won't get too hot, nor too cold.

No euro sizes available.

Long lead times may put off some customers.

No long term reviews since this is a new product.

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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.

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For combination sleepers
Suitable for back, stomach and side sleeping.
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Good for allergies & asthma
This mattress has anti-allergen properties
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Great temperature regulation
Breathable materials keep you cooler.
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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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Good for those who toss and turn
Materials like memory foam can restrict movement.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

If you currently own a mattress that you aren’t happy with, there are a few telltale signs that it’s time to buy a new one. The most obvious ones are when you wake up with aches and pains, or experience back pain that doesn’t go away. When purchasing a mattress, you need to consider three things: its comfort, its longevity, and its price. Fortunately the Solar Mattress ticks quite a lot of these boxes so let's dive in to what makes it great.

What makes the Solar Mattress great?

Today we are taking a look at the Solar Mattress from premium retailer Bensons for Beds. The mattress is brand new to the range and so long term reviews are still coming in, however,  the composition of the Solar mattress is one we have seen a few times over the years and can provide you with luxurious comfort and support while you sleep.

The support system which sits at the base of the mattress is comprised of a reasonable 325 open-coil springs which are used to create the Solar Mattress, helping to evenly distribute your body weight thanks to the reactive springs working in unison together and contouring to each of your movements. Having even weight distribution across your body is important for two reasons. First, it will reduce pressure and pain in various areas of your body, allowing you to drift off to sleep easily. Second, the open-coil spring system includes an outer steel frame for durability and stability that helps maximise surface area without having soft edges that have discomfort and consistent support in the edges. To provide cushioned support throughout the night, the Solar Mattress includes a foundation layer of new-life yarns which are soft and breathable while also proving very comfortable, particularly for the price point. Additional to this comfort layer are polyester fillings, which are made from a minimum of 70% recycled plastic bottle materials and prove to be particularly good for the environment meaning that you can sleep consciously as well as comfortably.

You can't go wrong with Bensons for Beds Smile Mattress. This is a British company that has been making mattresses for over a decade. All of their products are made in the UK and have been designed to give you a comfortable night’s sleep for many years to come, evidenced by the large 5 year guarantee that comes as standard with this mattress.

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Here's how the product performs based on the materials and composition when compared to other products of similar price point. These measurements are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algorithmic data points and our own hands on experience.

Quantitative Measurements KPI question mark

Here's how the product performs based on the materials and composition when compared to other products of similar price point. These measurements are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algorithmic data points and our own hands on experience.


*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.
  • 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.


  • 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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4.1 - 10 reviews

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My mattress really did need replacing so this is just luxury to me. Just the right amount of support and it was a reasonable price too. I have been sleeping much better and my bones don't ache so much now I have more support.
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Bobby Perry-Ellis
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Lovely and comfortable for the price I was very surprised
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Looks nice Granddaughter said it was really comfy
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Jean Hughes
via Bensons For Beds
Brought for grandchildren and they love it
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Daughter pleased with her new mattress
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Doctor Aisha Ehsan
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Good quality and comfortable
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Rima Butkute
via Bensons For Beds
Great, very comfortable.
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Very comfortable
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Brand: Bensons for Beds
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Good

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