TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress Rated 4.7/5 based on 1136 customer reviews
TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress

TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress

£1299.00
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Tests & Verdict

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Very few negative reviews.

New model to offer more springs and support as a result of consumer feedback.

Upgraded model offers actigel instead of the previous memory foam, this will keep you cooler and prevent overheating for a better nights sleep.

Price point may prove to be a barrier for some, however, considering the quality of components this model is particularly accessible for those looking for a long lasting product with great materials.

Read why our sleep experts loved it ›

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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Relief from arthritis
Memory foam alleviates pressure buildup.
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Relief from fibromyalgia
Medium tension paired with memory foam helps.
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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

The ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress by Therapur is one of the most popular within the range, with over 700 positive reviews and a great offer, this is one not to be missed.

Let's start with the support layer, this mattress utilises pocket springs as a base, that's my favourite. A pocket spring base is better than many of the alternatives available, ranging from open coil traditional, to reflex foam, neither offers the same level of support that a pocket spring base can achieve.

Onto the comfort layer and you get a decent serving of actigel. This is the layer that separates your body from the springs and without it your mattress would be far more uncomfortable. Fortunately the actigel layer operates as a fantastic comfort layer and one that serves this product well, giving you a soft, squishy and moulding platform that makes it feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.

I really like this mattress and I'm not alone, the 500+ other people that have reviewed all love it too with an impressive 93% consumer satisfaction at time of writing. This is impressive because it shows that after receiving the product the vast majority are satisfied with the cost, quality and value perceived, all of which are necessary in turning a good product into a great product.

Negative reviews are few and far between but we did find a couple mainly around perceived firmness. What appears to be happening is many of the Dreams shop floor models are due a refresh and as such have naturally softened over time, this in turn creates an unrealistic expectation as the mattresses that are then been delivered are feeling firmer than what was trialled in store. This isn't too much of an issue in that the complaints are not around quality, rather tension differences. We'd advise giving your new mattress sufficient time to bed in as settlement and softening will naturally occur.

Positive reviews far outweigh the negative reviews however, many of which you will see below. Positives include the great back and neck support with many reporting their ailments in this area have completely subsided. Others are quick to remark and the great quality to cost on offer with people saying that their sleep has never been better.

Overall this is a great quality mattress at a reasonable price point. The spring system and the quantity of those springs are both at the upper end of the quality segment and the addition of breathable gel layers for comfort will only further aid in the all around pleasurable experience that this mattress will bring, I love it.

*some elements of this review and the reviews supported by customers were offered against the previous model known as the Therapur ActiGel Plus Harmonic 2200 Mattress. The TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress is an upgraded model that takes everything that was great about the response and added more springs for enhanced support and better body contouring.

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How does it feel?

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Of The TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress
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.

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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.

Reviews

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4.65 - 1136 reviews

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D. Johnson
via Dreams
5
I purchased this bed as a necessity following admission to hospital. I suffer from arthritis in my 5th, 6th and 7th vertebrae as well as my back, which means I have to have a really good bed to meet my needs. Neither can I lie on a bed which has buttons. I also suffer from night sweats and even though my last bed was cooling, it does not compare. Even with the Dreams mattress protector this bed still has the cooling effect, which I havent found elsewhere. The temperature control is a big issue for me Having trawled round various well known bedding shops I was very reluctant to buy as I was concerned that I would not be able to change it if I found it not to be suitable. Eventually I ended up at Dreams whom I understood now to be part of the Tempur group. The lady assistant could not have been more helpful and her customer service was impeccable. Having already tried so many beds I was very sceptical. I was surprised to find that the one I chose seemed to meet all my needs and was reasonably priced for such a high quality bed. The assistant reassured me that if I had any problems I could return it. The delivery was great and the men could not have been more helpful, contacting me at each stage. My first few nights I thought I was going to have to return it but after that the bed seemed to settle quickly and I have slept better than before. Since then I can honestly say that I have not woken in the night with pain in my back as a result of my bed. I am delighted with my new bed and would highly recommend. I purchased the pillows recommended to me too for my arthritic neck and to date I have not woken in the night or in the morning with bad neck pain. I could not be more delighted with my purchases from Dreams.
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Doug G
via Dreams
5
I have been using this mattress for about a month now, and it is in truth, the best mattress I have ever slept on. I'm a restless sleeper, and while I fall asleep on my front, I wake up on my side so I really need something where I can lie on my shoulder without it feeling like it was getting trapped or pinched underneath me. The mattress provides just the right amount of support and softness that I can move onto my side in the night, sink into the mattress with my shoulder (but not too much at my hip), and not be aware of it or wake up, which was a problem I had with my old mattress. The ActiGel layer is a nice feature that helps regulate the temperature in the bed and stops me from overheating. Just imagine that cool side of the pillow feeling but on your mattress. So far the rebound on the memory foam has also been fantastic, I've had memory foam products in the past where they've started to sag pretty quickly, thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case here. I am rotating the mattress top to toe every week as directed so that may have an impact. I have no complaints at all with the mattress, and am over the moon with it, but some possible points for readers to be aware of: - The ActiGel may not be for everyone, if you feel the cold more then I think this might not be your cup of tea. If that sounds like you I would definietly recommend going into a store and trying the mattress out before buying. - There is a little bit of a smell when you first start using the mattress, I assume from the ActiGel layer, but this has already disappeared from mine after a month of use. Overall I am very satisfied - super comfortable mattress that I look forward to sleeping on every night, worth the money.
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Dodo dormouse
via Dreams
5
I visited Dreams 3 times (twice to try mattresses & 3rd visit for purchase), spent more than intended but so glad I took my time and considered/researched all options, including other mattresses within the TheraPur range. Apparently this mattress made my face & body completely relax, that I couldn't disguise. Back/pelvis issues, menopause/insomniac & married - this mattress works. It's firm, love the cool feel of the top layer (very useful with increasing hot summer nights) and the springs to the edge mean we don't feel movement from each other. The memory foam cradles your body & no dip/movement when either of us moved in the bed, essential for a light sleeper. It has a smooth top layer, no tufts, which keeps my pelvis in alignment and can now side or back sleep again. The quality of fabric & construction is superb, feels & looks luxurious. Consider sex life, only range I came across that factored or mentioned this and yes, it's perfect. No noise or creaking from this bed. I need good rest to do life 'adulting' and not be a whiny toddler! Adored previous mattress and was really reluctant to replace it in case we got our choice wrong. Research & time spent trying it out paid off. If your sales advisor rushes you - go elsewhere or return later. Don't be intimidated into a quick purchase. I had a brand & type, this range definitely changed my mind and would definitely recommend.
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Verified Buyer
via Dreams
5
I'd been having problems sleeping due to pain in my hips and back and someone said it could be my mattress. I realised my existing mattress was about fifteen years old so went along to find a suitable mattress. Other retailers were pushy and didn't really fill me with confidence that they knew what they were talking about. I visited Dreams and was made to feel welcome and the advisor suggested I try the Sleepmaster (something like that) which I did. It felt awkward at first but I was out totally at ease. I then tried the mattress that the machine suggested and wow it felt perfect. I got a quick delivery date which I was grateful for. The delivery people were lovely too and gave advice about unpacking etc. I couldn't wait to get into bed that night and it was so comfy. Don't get me wrong, the pain in my hip and back didn't go overnight but I now don't have to roll out of bed and I don't wake up during the night. I would definitely recommend Dreams.
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Samuel P
via Dreams
5
Best mattress I have ever had, slept on, we came into the store and got speaking to a member of staff, me and my partner sleep slightly differently so we got into the 3D scanner bed, the lady pointed out a few mattresses that would work for us both, we went to one and as I said I can get hot in bed she pointed out this one, as soon as we laid on it it was like love, it wasnt too much money compared to a lot just right bang in the middle pricing, we did have ideas about memory foam mattress and the zero gravity beds, but after trying out about 5 more mattresses to see if we could get one we like on a zero gravity bed we decided to just lay on this mattress one more time, nothing compared to it, we just loved it, while moving house we paused our delivery, in the house ordered it and so glad we did, have never had a better nights sleep! Love this mattress got a soft feel to it but also nice and firm due to the coils under the gel layer
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breyarg
via Dreams
5
i purchased this about a month ago after having years of shoulder and back pain. decided to spend the money and get something decent. from the moment i walked in to the store i knew i was being looked after. they layed me and my wife on the bed where they scanned our positions and offered us a mattress and pillows that would suit. followed their recommendations and tried a few out of the scope too. bought this one as it was a happy medium and since my back and shoulder pain is now virtually gone! so happy with my purchase!! even the delivery guys were great! carried everything upstairs for me and we assembled it ourselves (bought a duvan bed frame so very easy) again extremely happy and so worth the money considering how much time we spend sleeping or in bed in general.
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Verified Buyer
via Dreams
5
Me and my wife have been through 4 mattresses in the last 5 years; an Eve, a Simba, an Emma and a SilentNight. We just couldnt find the right one and the biggest issue with all 4 was that they provided very poor lower back support or if you're a side sleeper to centered support. The Therapur does just that! We've had it for 2 weeks now and it is a dream. There is medium-firm support whether u lie on your back or side. If one of us gets up in the middle of the night the mattress doesn't move so the other stays sleeping. In addition, the mattress comes with a cooling layer on top which is meant to keep sleepers cool if one of you gets hot! We invited family round to try it and they agree that the statement of "like sleeping on a cloud" is spot on!
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via Dreams
5
I suffer with Ankylosing Spondylitis and needed a new mattress and i eventually found myself looking at mattresses from Dreams in Clydebank. I always feel that as soon as you enter any store, salespeople are on you in seconds. That was true, but what was different, is that everything was explained to me about doing a mattress test and i was left alone to do the test to find what mattress best suited me. From there, i was shown many mattresses to try but left alone to try without the salesperson being pushy. When i decided what mattress best suited me, it was nice to hear the sales girl say, she had the exact same mattress. I now have a very genuine good mattress that helps support my back and i could not be happier with my choice.
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Stickyviki
via Dreams
5
Bought this 4 weeks ago as both mine and my partners backs are terrible we both suffer with arthritis in our spines and hips and had been in agony every morning with our last mattress. We needed support and comfort and also Im going through the menopause so get bad night sweats so the therapur with cooling top layer was recommended after the bed sleep test. Wow this mattress!!! We wake up in the mornings now refreshed and in much less pain than previously. Obviously the mattress cant solve our issues alone, but the support and comfort level have definitely attributed to our overall pain levels and well being. We feel years younger getting up!! Absolutely worth every penny!
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Sally Keen
via Dreams
5
We recently moved and bought a new super king size bed and wanted to invest in a good mattress to go with this. Having visited our local Dreams store we were able to spend loads of time checking out the range of different mattresses and decided on the TheraPur. The store experience was very positive and the mattress was delivered as agreed by a super delivery team who dealt with the challenge of getting this upstairs well. We have had the mattress a few weeks now and it is really comfortable and combined with the investment we've made into really lovely bedding, feels really luxurious and provides just the right amount of support for us, sleep is now a total pleasure :-)
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MikeJaWy
via Dreams
5
Having had a very informative and helpful visit to our local Dreams store at which the decision to buy a new mattress was made easy by accessing the sleep and posture analysis bed/machine, we were further pleased that it was delivered just one week later. The mattress is very comfortable indeed and within a night or two we both noticed considerable improvement in both the quality and the unbroken duration of our sleep. This is a mattress in the higher end of the price range but as is generally true in life, you get what you pay for. We have had this mattress for over a month now and If quality sleep is important to you then this mattress must be worth considering.
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M777Y
via Dreams
5
My wife and I had been struggling to get a good night's sleep on our 10 year old mattress. Whilst on appearance it still looked fine, in reality it wasn't. My own preference, I thought, was for a very soft mattress. The sales rep took us through the Sleepmatch technology, which instantly recommended a handful of mattresses. We opted for the TheraPur ActiGel Arctic 2600, which whilst initially was firmer than I thought I would like, was the best of the recommendations. Since delivery I haven't slept better! From the first night until now I've had uninterrupted sleep, which I never got before. Great tech, great service, great mattress! Thanks Dreams
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Questions and Answers About The TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

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Dorota
I'm a side sleeper. Will this mattress give me the support I need?

Answer: Absolutely, the TheraPur ActiGel Arctic 2600 has a medium tension, which is quite versatile. For side sleepers like you, it offers a good balance of support and contouring, allowing your shoulders and hips to sink in just enough while keeping your spine aligned.
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Verified Buyer
I have back issues. Is this mattress firm enough to support my back?

Answer: The medium tension of this mattress provides a supportive yet forgiving surface. While it's not super firm, it does offer adequate support for most back issues, allowing for a comfortable night's sleep without exacerbating your condition.
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Verified Buyer
Is this mattress suitable for stomach sleepers?

Answer: The medium tension of this mattress makes it a good fit for most sleeping positions, including stomach sleeping. It offers enough support to keep your spine aligned while allowing for some give to relieve pressure points.
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Gentjan Shala
I'm a bit on the heavier side. Will this mattress hold up?

Answer: The mattress is built with 2600 pocket springs, providing robust support that should hold up well for individuals who are a bit heavier. It's designed to distribute weight evenly, ensuring durability.
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Chumba
Can you describe the overall feel of this mattress?

Answer: Certainly! The mattress offers a balanced feel that's neither too plush nor too firm. The ActiGel layer gives it a slightly buoyant feel, making you feel more 'on' the mattress rather than 'in' it.
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Verified Buyer
How would you describe the edge support?

Answer: The edge support is quite commendable. You won't feel like you're about to roll off when you're close to the edge, making the entire surface usable and increasing the effective sleeping area.
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Emsie79
I tend to sleep hot. Does this mattress have cooling features?

Answer: You're in luck! This mattress is designed with cooling ActiGel layers that help to regulate your body temperature throughout the night, ensuring you stay comfortably cool.
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Fiona Long Eaton
How does the mattress handle motion transfer?

Answer: The TheraPur ActiGel Arctic 2600 is excellent at minimizing motion transfer. So if your partner tosses and turns, you'll likely remain undisturbed, enjoying a sound sleep.
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Gary1g
How does this mattress feel to the touch?

Answer: The mattress has a luxurious, soft-touch cover that feels incredibly inviting. It's like being welcomed into a cozy embrace every time you lie down.
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Amy & Mark
Is this mattress hypoallergenic?

Answer: Yes, the materials used in this mattress are hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for those who suffer from allergies or have sensitive skin.
Of The TheraPur ActiGel® Arctic 2600 Mattress
Brand: TheraPur
Retailer: Dreams
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Average

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