Good Afternoon Ian,
Thank you for your question.
At the body weight given we would match you with a Medium spring. The spring tension is solely determined by a person’s body weight as you need this to give you support from inside the mattress.
You are correct about the advice for side sleepers – You should be steering clear of anything too firm in the top layers as it will only serve to cause pressure points in places such as hips, knees and shoulders.
With other companies it becomes a bit difficult to comment or compare with them as they don’t fully disclose their construction information to us. The only information I can find online for Hovag for example is that they are a pocket sprung mattress and come in feeling Medium/Hard.
We compare the Premier Inn Hypnos mattress with our Origins Pocket 1500 mattress. The Premier Inn mattress is designed to be a great all rounder as it can accommodate a vast range of body weights. Our Origins 1500 is more medium overall so not too soft or too firm but gives a great level of support. Ours is different in the sense that it doesn’t have that in-built pillowtop top layer. We’d always advise against these because once the fabric compresses there is nothing you can do to salvage the mattress.
As such, we’d always recommend a completely separate detachable topper that you can also flip over and rotate.
If you did want something firmer in that range then the Origins Pocket Reflex 1000 or the Origins Pocket 1500 Latex have that firmer top upholstery giving a more supportive feel.
Our Artisan Bespoke is the firmest model that we offer but without knowing your specific budget could just sit outside it.
I hope that this has answered your questions fully but if you do have any further queries then please don’t hesitate to contact the office on 0161 413 2714.
Kind Regards, Lee.