After the turbulence of the past year, chances are we could all do with a better night’s sleep.
In the interests of helping you drift off more easily, the IndyBest team have discovered a few clever buys that they now can’t sleep without. It’s certainly worth a read if you’re looking to make your bedtime routine easier and more enjoyable.
Another way to make sure you have a better night’s sleep is to reconsider your bed set-up. According to the Sleep Council, you should change your mattress every seven years. But, there’s no denying the fact that choosing a new one is both timely and costly.
The IndyBest mattress buying guide is a good place to start if you need some expert advice on everything from choosing the right firmness for you, to deciphering the difference between memory foam and spring.
As for making sure buying a new mattress is less of a costly endeavour, we’re also here to help. With a constant eye out for a good deal, we’ve spotted that the price of Simba and Eve mattresses have been reduced by up to 35 per cent. While at Emma, the brand has launched a site-wide sale, reducing everything by 40 per cent.
As a good place to get mattress deals, we’ve rounded up the best discounts and sales from our other favourite brands too, including Dormeo and Otty. Prepare for your best night’s sleep yet, knowing you’ve saved big on one of these.
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Emma hybrid mattress: Was £769, now £461.40, Emma-mattress.co.uk
This mattress received rave reviews when our writer compared it to the Simba hybrid. The mattress absorbs movement, making it an ideal choice if your partner tosses and turns in the night. Our reviewer also praised its excellent zoning, as it allows for “targeted pressure relief in areas such as shoulders for side sleepers”. They added that it delivers on “comfort, support, pressure relief and longevity” too. With 40 per cent off site-wide, simply use the code “EASTER40” at checkout – this is a no-brainer.
Emma original mattress: Was £649, now £389.40, Emma-mattress.co.uk
Similarly to the hybrid, this featured in our guide to the best mattresses with our writer noting that it’s “ultra sumptuous”, yet “with absolutely no compromise on support.” As for what it’s made of, our tester noted that “there’s a 19cm foam core, surrounded by a 2cm layer of memory foam then a 4cm layer of ordinary foam, plus – another bonus – a removable washable cover.”
“It suits all body shapes and types of sleepers (although it really comes into its own for smaller, lighter people) and there’s no disturbance to your partner if you’re a fidgety sleeper,” she added.
What’s more, all of Emma’s mattresses come with a 10-year guarantee and a 200-night trial, so, if the unlikely happens and you find that it’s not quite right for you, you can always send it back for free.
Simba hybrid essential mattress: Was £799, now £591.26, Simbasleep.com
Another one of our favourite bed-in-a-box brands, this is a more pocket-friendly alternative to Simba’s leading hybrid mattress. It features an airflow comfort layer to make sure you don’t overheat at night, as well as edge to edge support to prevent you from rolling around in your sleep and waking anyone lying next to you. With more than £200 off, this is a no-brainer.
Simba hybrid mattress: Was £799, now £519.26, Simbasleep.com
Simba is offering 35 per cent off all orders over £300 in its Easter sale, so make sure you don’t miss out. This one came out top in our Emma vs Simba hybrid mattress review thanks to being the perfect match for “front or side sleepers (which, let’s face it, make up the majority of sleepers)”.
Its temperature regulation also got a special mention, with our writer noting that even in summer, “you’ll find this keeps sweat at bay, thanks to pretty much every layer having been designed to promote airflow and cooling – something you won’t find in mattresses made purely of foam”.
Eve the original mattress: Was £699, now £489, Evesleep.co.uk
There’s a whopping 30 per cent off this mattress from leading bed-in-a-box brand, Eve Sleep. At 24cm thickness with medium firmness, this foam mattress is said to be supportive – particularly for those who sleep on their back.
With a breathable fabric, it has moisture-wicking qualities, meaning even on the warmest of nights, you shouldn’t become damp with sweat. Although we haven’t tested this specific model, we are a fan of the brand here at IndyBest, so this mattress should prove an excellent entry point if you’re looking to spend a little less.
A big selling point is that with all Eve mattresses you can arrange to have your old mattress removed and recycled at the same time.
Dormeo memory plus memory foam mattress: Was £629.99, now £249.99, Dormeo.co.uk
We almost had to do a double-take when we saw the whopping discount on this mattress from leading brand Dormeo. The company’s original bestseller has a medium firmness and is said to provide good support whatever your size or sleeping position. Arriving rolled and sealed, simply take it out of the box and watch it grow until it’s ready to sleep on.
Otty hybrid mattress: Was £699.99, now £454.99, Otty.com
Available in single, small double, double, king, super king and emperor sizes, this model received high praise in our review of the best mattresses. With five layers, it is on the firm side and our reviewer noted that she could feel it adapting to her body as they moved, “giving it a feel unlike any other bed-in-a-box mattress”. Plus, it proved “particularly supportive” for their spine, with our writer calling it “brilliant” for those who sleep on their back.
Simba hybrid pro mattress: Was £1,119, now £828.06, Simbasleep.com
“If you lean more towards foam than springs, but still want the best of both worlds – support, squidge, bounce and breathability – it’s definitely one to consider,” noted our writer in our review of the best mattresses. “You won’t disturb your partner if you toss and turn and it’s exceptional at keeping sweat at bay, thanks to the added wool,” they said. As a top-of-the-range mattress in Simba’s line-up, we’d really recommend making use of this discount today.
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