Do your mattress sink if you sit on the edge of the bed?

Tamara asked
31st August 2016

We have an old, very old, Stearns & Foster “Easton” and are looking to replace it. We went to try mattresses at a major high street store. We found that some mattresses when we sat on the edge of the bed just completely squished (for lack of a better word). And when you went to get up from the bed, or if you got to close to the edge, you pretty much just rolled out. It might have been the Vispring beds with a sprung divan that did this, but to be honest, we tried so many beds it’s hard to recall. In any event, do your beds have a firm edge? Many thanks in advance.

1 Answer
Gary Staff
answered 4 years ago

Hi Tamara,

Thank you for your question.

What you experienced trying beds, a lot of people have the very same feeling, in fact many people find that a lot of beds don’t offer real edge support, and create a feeling that you are going to roll off the edge of the bed. In our Artisan range of mattresses, we have always tried to combat this by putting 2 rows of firmer springs on the outside edge of the mattresses, combined with hand side stitching that these mattresses have, give a much better support. Our Artisan range of Luxury Pocket Sprung Natural Fibre 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).

The mattress then paired with the true edge style of sprung divan bases we have with this range, also gives better support to the edge of the mattress.

Artisan Base

Spring edging can be looked upon as a mini mattress between the main mattress and the base. It offers a progressive support that dampens the strain of weight from the user. This significantly improves the overall comfort level of a mattress. This difference in comfort is often described as ‘Softer’ when compared to a Platform top divan equivalent. The use of a sprung edged base also has the tendency to increase the lifespan of the mattress. The theory being that the actual springs inside the mattress are sharing the load with a further set of springs within the base

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Kind Regards,