Bed advice please.

Kathy asked 30th August 2017

Please can you help me to choose a new bed that is suitable for our needs?

We currently sleep on a Relyon 2400 sprung mattress with a latex topper that we purchased 3 years ago. We both find this too warm and I awake with a very stiff lower back and my husband would prefer a less firm and more comfort feel. I weigh 10 stone and my husband 14 . We are both aged 60 so this may explain the aches!!
I find all this information a minefield and simply have no idea what to choose.
We wish to purchase a complete bed with 4 drawers and have a budget of £1,500. Please help.

1 answer

Julie Staff answered 1 year ago

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for your question.

From the information that you have given to us, it would seem that you require a mattress that has a more medium feel in the comfort layers.  Those are the fillings which are on top of the pocket springs.

Our Origins Pocket 1500 mattress has a medium comfort layer and comes which a medium spring tension which is going to give you both the correct support. This mattress does have man made fillings but is one of the most poplar mattresses that we sell.


 John Ryan By Design Origins 1500
1300gsm Wool
2750gsm Very Soft Polyester
3500gsm Polyester Pad
4One Inch Foam Insulator Layer
51500 Spun Bond Pocket Springs

However, if you are hot sleepers, you would be better looking at our Artisan Range of mattresses which have natural fillings.  The first four mattresses in that range all have a medium feel in the comfort layers and we can make this mattress with a medium spring tension which will give you the support that you both require.   The difference between the four of them is the amount of natural fillings used in the mattresses.

The Artisan 1500 has 50/50 natural fillings and man made fibres, the Artisan Tailored Pocket 2000 has 85% natural fillings but as it has a manufactured spring unit, this gives the mattress a slightly firmer support, The Artisan Naturals has 85% natural fillings but has a more superior spring unit being calico encased and the Artisan Bespoke 004 has 100% natural fillings.   I have attached links to all of these mattresses.

If a mattress is too firm, this can create aches and pains, and more so if you are side sleepers.

If we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to telephone our office on 0161 437 4419.

Kind regards Julie