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February 2019

What Type of Person Needs a Luxury John Ryan Mattress?

Whether you’re in the process of purchasing a brand new mattress, or you’re just weighing up your options; it’s essential that you make an informed decision. Because nobody wants to regret their mattress purchase, or suffer from an uncomfortable and disrupted sleep experience for possibly the next 7 years!

At John Ryan, we know that every sleeper is different and that they will have a variety of preferences when comes to getting the most relaxed, supportive and soothing slumber. But we also know that everyone wants a mattress that gives them that crucial combination of comfort, style and value for money. Especially when comparing to other mattress brands such as Vispring and John Lewis.

So, are you the type of person that needs a Luxury Natural Fibre mattress or a Luxury Man Made Fibre mattress from John Ryan?

Well, we want to break down exactly what type of person that is, to prove that you are…

Someone who needs the right level of support

artisan 1500

When shopping around you might be tempted to consider some cheaply made mass produced mattress or one that’s just rolled off an assembly line, like the heavily discounted ‘boxed mattresses.’ However, by doing this you’ll be opting for a “one size fits all” mentality from these manufacturers, and when it comes to supporting your body, this just won’t give you what you need.

Most manufacturers don’t disclose the key information you need when deciding if a mattress can truly support your height and weight. They don’t disclose the spring gauge or tension, and they often don’t state what kind of springs they have.

All our Luxury Natural Fibre mattresses have pocket springs, which are individually wrapped and separated by a breathable pocket of material. Our Artisan Naturals, in particular, utilise Calico Pocket Springs, which are covered in a 100% Natural Calico Cotton cover and tied together precisely by hand. This allows them to be extremely forgiving and enables each individual spring to react independently to your bodyweight and pressure.

Not only do they offer incredible support, but they also relieve pressure from areas like your hips and shoulders, and can even help correct spinal alignment. Remember, if you’re a heavier sleeper, you’ll need more support than a lighter sleeper and the number of springs can affect this – we go into more detail about pocket springs here.

Do you know what spring tension your bodyweight requires?

BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 8 Stone / 50kgSoft
8-16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm

Someone who’s a hot sleeper

If your sleep gets constantly interrupted because you’re simply too hot, and you wake up feeling clammy and sweaty; then it’s likely due to the materials used in your current mattress. Unfortunately, memory foam and synthetic fibre mattresses can make things worse, because they contain the warmest mattress materials you can possibly choose. Plus, memory foam relies on heat retention, meaning you have to literally stop sleeping on it to cool it down.

To help avoid overheating you need a mattress crafted with Natural Fibres, and one that’s been tried and tested during its construction method to combat the heat. Our Artisan Naturals, as the name implies, are made with completely natural fibres, fillings, and also natural upholstery.

The Natural Fibres are able to effectively dissipate your body heat, which can help you feel cool even when the weather heats up. Fibres such Wool, Bamboo and Alpaca also provide a much more breathable and comfortable sleep surface, due to the fact that they are far better at wicking away any moisture. Your nights of tossing and turning during the hot summer months will be a thing of the past.

Plus, Calico Pocket Springs are also far more breathable than any synthetic alternatives, meaning you’re guaranteed a cooler night’s sleep. A Natural fibre mattress is certainly a great solution if you’re a hot sleeper, and you’ll soon be waking up feeling cool and refreshed, even on a Monday morning!

Someone who wants the finest natural fibres for their money

British Alpacas

All too often you see product descriptions for mattresses that don’t actually tell you anything in regards to how much quality material you’re getting. This understandably makes it very difficult for you to compare mattresses, and see what you’re actually paying for. The most important information that’s shamefully omitted by so many manufacturers, is the GSM value of upholstery.

Knowing the GSM is vital, because it’s actually the most important feature of your mattress. If you see a mattress with no GSM listed, then making a comparison is impossible. Many mattresses will make the claim of having multiple natural fibres, but in reality there could only be a tiny amount blended into polyester synthetic pads. There’s a huge market of mattress upholstery and cover fabrics out there, and you can see our detailed guide here.

At John Ryan, we don’t believe in making you read between the lines, instead, we want to help you clearly compare mattresses using GSM as a basis so that you can always make an informed decision. We’ll always give you all the information you need, especially when it comes to knowing your GSM times table. You’ll know exactly how much fine fabric and luxurious material you’re getting with our quick, honest, no-nonsense advice.

Someone who knows their price per sleep

When it comes to price, you’ll, of course, be looking for a Luxury Natural Fibre mattress or Luxury Man Made Fibre mattress that doesn’t cost the earth. But at the end of the day, even a luxurious mattress that costs £1000 only works out to about 40p per sleep.

This is because the average mattress should last you at least 7 years, making it more of an investment in your overall health and quality of sleep. Don’t forget, you’ll use your mattress more than any other household item.

Take our popular Origins Pocket 1500 mattress, which comes at a cost of £620.00. When dividing the cost of this exceptionally comforting and supportive mattress by each night you sleep on it; the actual price per sleep works out to just 24p a night. It’s important to spend as much as you can comfortably afford, but remember you’re making an investment rather than a one-off purchase.

Someone who wants the best of British

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For your money, you want the most supportive, most comforting and most soothing night’s sleep – and rightly so. This is why we at John Ryan pour all of our experience, attention to detail, and quality craftsmanship into creating the finest mattresses using the best of British origin and heritage.

Our entire mattress range is manufactured in Yorkshire, and handmade in Britain. Each luxury handmade mattress is made with care and can be tailored to your specific needs. For example, when you take something like Wool as a mattress fibre, you want to know that you’re getting something pure and traceable for your money. With us that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Take our John Ryan Legacy, the world’s finest handmade, all-Natural, and most luxurious mattress. This best of British celebration contains breathable British Wool woven in Lancashire; it’s upholstery is made from 100% British Swaledale sheeps wool, from traditional natural fibre merchants in Yorkshire; and it also contains super soft Alpaca fibres, sourced from independent owners in the UK.

We believe you’re the type of person who deserves only the best when it comes to your sleep experience. So, never be afraid to delve deep into what makes a mattress right for you. Ask as many questions as you need to, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today on 0161 437 4419.

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