Could you please advise on a mattress suitable for my husband and I. my husband is 5ft 5inch tall and weighs 10 stone. I am 5ft 2inch and weigh 8.5 stone. We currently own a Silent Night memory foam mattress. We have been using this for over 5 years, however, just after 1 year the mattress started to sag in the centre. This has caused us both extreme back pain. We would like a good mattress which will not sag and not cause us to have back pain. Thanks
The sag in the centre could be as a result of the base that your mattress is on. If it is a slatted base (sprung or flat), those tend to have a central support bar, which can cause either a ridge or a sag to appear in the centre of the mattress. We always advocate placing some form of barrier, usually thin (3-5mm) MDF over the slats to provide the mattress with a uniform surface upon which to sit and prevent ridging occurring as a result of the mattress dipping into the gaps between the slats. This will also help eliminate the sage that you have and may mean that you can use your mattress for longer before having to purchase a new one. If your base is not slatted, it may well be that the mattress has in fact failed and it may be worth seeing if there are any remedies available via the guarantee provided with the mattress. We do not recommend memory foam mattresses for the reasons detailed in this link.
If you have to buy a new mattress, we would suggest that, with your particular body weights, you ought to look for a mattress with a soft spring/feel for you and medium for your husband. Please view the Origins Comfort 1000, which although it has a standard medium tension spring unit, it also has soft man made upholstery layers, which is likely to suit you both. Alternatively, if you are looking for a naturally upholstered product, then those in our Artisan range may be suitable. All the models in this range can have the spring tension selected to suit the body weights and can be made with a split spring tension in king size and above. Please view the Artisan Naturals or Artisan Bespoke 004, both of which have a similar feel in the upholstery layers, with the Naturals having 85% natural upholstery and the 004 having 100%.
We trust that this helps, but if you require any further advice or guidance, please call our office on 0161 945 3757.