What we stand for.

We challenge the way that people traditionally buy a bed by making the whole process fuss and risk-free.

We aim to make premium quality goods affordable and accessible to all by being transparent, fair and providing unbeatable value.


We deliver our promises on time and right first time with high quality and superior performance.


Our success depends on our ability to always provide our customers with products and services that exceed their expectations.


By delivering and excelling in our values, we will earn and build the respect of our customers.


We take care and pride in earning our customers trust through the integrity and reliability of the services we provide and the outcomes we deliver.


We invest in the development of our people and our products to ensure we are able to offer the most up to date and efficient service to our clients.
About Us
We tell you what the other mattress retailers want to keep hidden. The entire breakdown of what’s inside our mattresses allowing you to compare.

We are the mattress geeks.

John Ryan was founded on a passion for hand made luxury mattresses and selling them at a realistic price. For thirteen years, we’ve been building our knowledge of the industry so we can provide you with a personal service. As members of the Institute of Spring Technology and Guild of Master Craftsmen, we pride ourselves on being experts in our field.
Our interest and research in this market quite simply border on the obsessive! We are members of the Institute of Spring Technology where we are able to obtain categoric answers to particular spring related questions, and we have cultivated friendships with a number of key people in the industry who are in a position to help us to obtain data not normally available.

Making the best hand-crafted
mattresses possible.

The manufacturing industry is understandably pathologically secretive about the contents of a mattress because they are so easy to replicate, and of course, equivalents and comparable models stripped of the associated branding and marketing can be produced by people like us for a more realistic price. The information mattress manufacturers divulge to retailers is as much as they want you, the customer, to know and no more. And that is the sole reason why you are going to find buying a mattress so frustratingly hard.

We aim to break this trend and provide you with the resource and questions you should be asking, and all the reasons for doing so.
We do not intend to discredit or undermine any manufacturer, product, brand or retailer. All comments we make are solely our opinions but nevertheless, they will be well informed constructive opinions tirelessly gleaned from people in the industry who have no axe to grind and actually know what they are talking about.
We are passionate about our work and constantly strive to produce and offer the best-made mattress you can get for your money. This does not mean cheap! Our focus is based firmly on quality and supplying only the best built and constructed mattresses available that can be retailed at a fair and acceptable price.

There are over 4000 or so different mattress models out there and this site represents decades of detailed research notes culminating in the 20 or so models in our online store we know will be quite difficult to improve upon. Use these pages as a starting point for your own research.

We are proud members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

100% Money Back Guarantee.

Our Guarantee is simple and straightforward. Love it or Return It. We have complete faith in all of our products and our aim is to supply you with the very best spec mattress you can get for your budget and also your needs. Please trust our judgement it is based on a wealth of experience of people’s varying needs and requirements. Remember we do this every day of the year!

For all our new customers we are having to sell ourselves to you over the internet. Even though we do not have a shop where we could talk face to face, we always prefer to talk to you over the phone to discuss in depth your purchase and to answer any further questions you may have. We are not salesmen and we are not in the pockets of any particular manufacturer.
We fervently believe that you do not have to spend silly amounts of money to get a decent mattress and our personal guarantee is our word and our reputation that If you are not happy with the mattress we’ve recommended for you, we will collect it free of charge and refund you in full.

Because of this promise, it really is in our interests to ensure your purchase from us is correct the first time.

Please note: Divan Bases & Headboards are not covered by the ‘Love it or return it’ unless of course faulty or damaged in which case we will replace.

We give you the honest
answer to mattresses.

To the point of being unashamed ‘Mattress Nerds’. Mattress manufacturing and all the quirky detail, to us, is fascinating and interesting, and we liken ourselves to ‘train-spotters’ if new products come on the market, we endeavour to find out if they are a credible improvement on what we have already, or if they are simply marketing tricks. If they are the latter, you can rest assured if we can, we will tell you.

Every decision we make in the business is measured against our Goal, Mission and Values. This ensures that we remain focused on what we set out to do. To provide the very best products, at the best price and with the very best service.

We believe that all mattresses should have the core components listed by type and weight of GSM the same way as food ingredients are. This will enable consumers to do adequate and informed comparisons and not base their purchase on dubious marketing spin.

Ask us a question.

There are over 4000 questions and answers submitted by you on all questions about mattresses. Enter a keyword such as Vi Spring, John Lewis, bad back or Memory Foam and see if your question has already been answered.

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