Type of mattress I need

Good Morning Natalie asked

27th February 2018

Can you advise on the best type of mattress for us?
We currently have memory foam, but it’s old. My husband likes firm mattresses (ideally foam). I like medium to firm. I’m 5ft 6, 8 stone and he’s 6ft and about 12 stone.
I’ve read natural materials are better than the synthetic ones on the market. Is that correct?
Natalie Rowe.

1 Answer
Lee Lelant
answered 1 year ago

Good Morning Natalie,

Thank you for your question.

The best mattress for you is dependent on your needs as comfort is very personal.

You are correct in the fact that natural fillings are generally considered to be the better option as not only do they have longer lifespans than synthetic fibres they also provide a cool sleep surface.

I’d advise to have a look at our Artisan range of mattresses. This is a range of traditional pocket sprung mattresses but with those natural fillings.

At your body weights you could possibly need a dual spring tension – One half Soft for you and one half Medium for your husband. Alternatively, if you yourself would like a bit more support then you could choose the Medium spring for yourself and have the Medium tension overall.

The top upholstery of each mattress doesn’t change regardless of spring tension so you would need to compromise somewhere. I’d advise to have a look at either our Artisan 1500 or Artisan Tailored Pocket 2000. Both are classed as medium models in that top layer but more medium to firm. The Artisan Bespoke is our firmest mattress in that top layer but I don’t think that will be suitable for you if you prefer a more medium to firm feel.

Please have a look at the product breakdown below.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan 1500
1500gsm Wool
2600gsm Rebound Poly Cotton (50/50)
3700gsm Polyester
4600gsm: Rebound Poly Cotton (50/50)
5700gsm Polyester
61200 gsm Cashmere Hair Pad as Insulator
71500 Spun Bond Pocket Springs (Soft/Med or Firm)
Total GSM4300gsm
 John Ryan By Design Artisan Tailored Pocket
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton.
2Hairproof Cambric Cover
31250gsm Poly Cotton
41500gsm Pure 100% Mohair
52000 Double Tier Spun Bond Pocket Springs (Soft/Med or Firm)
Total GSM3950gsm



I hope this has answered your questions fully but if you do have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0161 437 4419.

Kind Regards, Lee.