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The Origins Range

Our Origins range represents our starter models and provides the minimum standard you should expect from any of our Luxury Mattresses. These have been specifically designed to achieve the best mattresses you can get within this price range.

Origins Pocket Reflex 1000
An excellent ‘all-rounder’ with layers of soft foam and polyester over pocket springs, which provide comfort, durability and a supportive firmer feel.   
FROM £485

The Artisan Range

Our Artisan range of Luxury Mattresses are as bespoke as you can get. All mattresses within this range can be tailored precisely to your needs by altering the spring tensions across the entire mattress, or by combining two different spring tensions (such as medium in one half and firm in the other).

Artisan Bespoke
The ultimate in firmness and 100% natural fibre fillings, this mattress provides soothing medium support, through tailored calico pocket springs.
FROM £1155

The Fusion Range

Our collection of 100% Natural Latex mattresses fully turnable, unlike memory foam counterparts. For those used to the progressive & responsive feel of a Latex mattress, our Fusion Range is the highest quality.

Fusion 3
Highly responsive and breathable 100% natural latex mattress, provides progressive firm support, along with a softer topper for extra comfort.
FROM £985
Fusion 4
Our fully turnable 100% natural latex mattress is highly responsive and provides extra firm support, along with a softer topper for added comfort.  
FROM £1025

The Resilience Range

Designed specifically for people of an above average bodyweight and for those of you who actually prefer a more supportive feel from our Luxury Mattresses, our Bariatric Resilience range provides additional supportive materials to make them suitable for the heavier sleeper.

Resilience 1
Specially designed for the heavier sleeper, offering firmer support and a softer super responsive comfort layer, to ensure the best sleep position.
FROM £745
Resilience 2
Tailored to heavier sleepers who need much firmer support, this mattress’s firmness is matched with a super responsive and soft comfort layer.
FROM £800

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Luxury Mattresses for Back Sleepers From John Ryan by Design

Are you someone who always sleeps on their back? Then you’ll be on the hunt for the best mattress for back sleepers.

According to various studies and experts, sleeping on your back can be one of the best positions. This is because it allows your head, neck and spine to maintain a neutral position, which makes it ideal if you suffer any pain in those areas. It can also reduce heartburn, because your head is kept above your chest.

For those who care about their beauty sleep, sleeping on your back also reduces the probability of you getting wrinkles!

There are different types of back sleepers:

  • If you sleep in the ‘soldier’ position it means you have both arms fully extended with at least one leg slightly bent at the knee.
  • If you sleep in the ‘starfish’ position it means you have both arms bent and extended upwards next to your head, with at least one leg bent at the knee.
  • If you sleep in the ‘savasana’ position it means you have both arms and both legs fully extended.

What’s the best mattress for back sleepers?

The best mattresses for back sleepers should provide a strong core support system to keep the spine aligned. It’s really important that the lower back gets a lot of support whilst sleeping and because support is always dictated by weight, different sized people will need a different level of support. This is something the John Ryan team can help you with. Why not look at our Artisan 1500 or Artisan Bespoke as a starter.

If you get a mattress that has no give whatsoever, it will put added stress on your back. However, an overly soft mattress will mean your body sinks in too far creating pain in your lower back. So getting the balance right is important not only for your health, but to get a good night’s sleep too.

A supportive mattress is one that contours to the body, cushioning the body in the places where it is most needed. For back sleepers, it’s important to have a mattress that is highly responsive or else the natural curve in the lower back can be exaggerated. But as we’ve just said, if there is too much hug or sink in the mattress, the pelvis gets pushed too deeply into the mattress, which can also cause misalignment.

Pocket sprung mattresses for back sleepers

Because pocket sprung mattresses contain individual springs that are cushioned in their own pockets, they provide support across the whole of the body. This makes them one of the best mattresses for back sleepers. However, as support is always dictated by weight you should always take that into consideration when choosing the spring tension of your mattress. Again, this is something we can discuss with you to ensure you get it right.

Everyone has different ideas of comfort, so the main thing is to find a mattress that is supportive and comfortable for you whilst you’re sleeping on your back. At the end of the day, you’re the one that will be sleeping on it for years to come!

John Ryan mattresses for back sleepers

If you’re looking for the right mattress for a back sleeper we can help. At John Ryan, we’ve dedicated our lives to knowing everything about mattresses. If you’re unsure about which type of mattress is suitable for you, we can talk you through all your options and recommend the right one for your needs.

Because we want you to get the best mattress for you, and because we’re confident in the quality of our products, we offer a 60 day ‘Love It or Return It’ guarantee. This works on the understanding that we’ll come and collect your mattress if you aren’t satisfied with it after a 60 day period. We’ll do this free of charge and provide a full refund as well. We understand that if you’re looking for something specific, such as the best mattress for back sleepers, it’s important that you get it right.

We have both luxury pocket sprung natural fibre mattresses, and luxury pocket sprung man made mattresses, depending on which you prefer.

To discuss any of our mattresses or to find out more about the best mattresses for back sleepers, please contact us on 0161 437 4419.

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