The Watson traditional mattress is a new mattress from the popular manufacturer The Dreams Workshop. The brand is not found elsewhere and is sold exclusively through Dreams. The Watson mattress fits within the lower-quadrant in terms of price point and you are unlikely to find full-sized mattresses for cheaper but don't think for one second that this means you won't still be able to get a good nights sleep. Let's dive into the fillings and construction below and see what we are working with.
Starting with the support layer this mattress features an impressive open coil spring system. This type of spring system features less body contouring than the equivalent pocket springs but is also half the price. I would argue the reduced costs of such a layer can be offset with a good comfort layer and still provide a good nights sleep.
Onto the comfort layer and you have a generous layer of soft fillings. These fillings are important as they keep you from the springs, which, regardless of quality, are traditionally pointy and painful and so we cover these with different layers of varying qualities. In this instance, soft fillings provide more than enough comfort to detract from the spring system and will provide a good degree of comfort that won't cause you to get too hot while you sleep.
Paired with a soft touch damask cover, this pairing is ideal for anyone looking for a feeling of quality while still sticking to a tight budget.
Those familiar with the Dreams product range will remember the ever-popular Taylor open coil mattress. This mattress follows in the footsteps of that mattress adding more filling depth, more comfort and the same handcrafted care and attention to detail as before.
We rate this mattress for the sheer quality to cost ratio here. We would love to see pocket springs featured to offer an additional bit of contouring and support however, you will not get that for this price on a new mattress.
Other people agree too, with over 2000 reviews and an impressive 92% recommendation from genuine purchasers and its easy to see to see that people love this mattress. Well worth a consideration for those on a lower budget.
Reasons to Buy
Luxury on a budget. The open coil springs are not my personal favorite but then the price point is lower than the typical price while still giving a great degree of quality that customers seem to love.
A support layer of a firm tension makes this ideal for those looking for more support for their back and neck but without the expensive orthopedic branding.
Available in all popular UK sizes.
Established long term reviews from many happy customers.
Reasons to Avoid
Main criticisms from long term feedback is around the product not being firm enough for some people. This is fortunately entirely subjective but also can often be determined by peoples size and weight. Those with a heavier build will find a firm mattress feels like a medium while the reverse is true for lighter people.
No euro sizing on this model makes it difficult those looking to fill smaller spaces.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Watson Traditional Spring Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.