Thank you for your comment and we are sorry to hear you have been struggling so much with your mattress choice over the last 27 years. We hope we can help with that.
We would need to know your actual weight and height. All our recommendations would change considerably if you were say less than 9 stone or bigger than18 stone. So you may need to get back in touch with heights and weights for us to refine the recommendations.
Pillowtops such as the Premier inn mattress are notorious for compression, sagging and dipping. Why? That’s because the pillowtop is permanently stitched to the mattress and can’t be removed. They are usually made of very soft fibres which compress faster and because you can’t turn or rotate it you’re stuck with a flattened top area that can become quite uncomfortable. We have written a review and guide to the Premier Inn Hypnos mattress here.
The benefit of summer and winter sides of a mattress is also pretty much non-existent in our experience. In all honesty, these different sided mattresses are usually not worth the extra money you’re better swapping the tog of your duvet. It’s easier and far cheaper. The winter side is usually slightly thicker than the summer side but the summer side gets compressed by the winter side and becomes flattened therefore becoming pretty much useless after a few years. Also, you end up having to stick to one side of the bed for both the winter and summer months meaning you can’t turn the mattress as you should to reduce wear and sagging. Ideally, you should be turning and rotating your mattress every month to get the most out of your bed in the long run.
As for recommendations, I’d recommend you start by looking at our Artisan Naturals model which will give an overall medium comfort with some sink in the top layers. If you wanted a really soft topped mattress you would need to be looking at our Artisan Luxury which has the softest upholstery layers of all the mattresses in the Artisan Range. As mentioned above, we would need to know your body weights in order to recommend the correct spring tension for you. The springs in the mattress are there to support you and that support is as mentioned, dictated by your weight.
|Upto 8 Stone / 50kg||Soft
|8-16 Stone / 50-101kg||Medium
|16 Stone / 101kg Upwards||Firm
Could you please telephone our office on 0161 437 4419 to discuss further in order for us to make a tailored recommendation.
Kind regards Julie