What mattress gives good support

Roger Gal asked
8th July 2011

i am looking for a good king size mattress that gives good support at the hips but lets the shoulder sink in any ideas would be greatful

1 Answer
Lee Staff
answered 9 years ago

Hi Roger.


Thank you for your enquiry.  Hip support should be in relation to your shoulders, say for example you weigh 16 st, no great overall weight but when you lie down your hip area will be sinking in a lot deeper than your shoulders. If the mattress is too soft your spine will be thrown out of alignment – too firm and your hips will be balancing on top causing shoulder pressure. Without knowing weights it is impossible to steer you towards any particular mattress.


BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium (1.4mm)
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm (1.6mm)
Available in Bespoke Products (Please Call)Soft (1.2mm)


Obviously, a pocket spring system should form the foundation of the mattress. Even without any kind of wadding whatsoever, they will independently adjust to your weight so your entire body will be using the tensions it needs. Firmer springs to accommodate a heavier bodyweight and softer springs to accommodate a lighter bodyweight. It has to be noted that lower priced mass-produced pocket spring units do not usually have the choice of tensions but generally suit the majority of people with the primary layers adjusting the tension. On the other hand, calico encased sewn units are built using three spring tensions soft/med/firm, or a combination of two tensions to suit the sleeper.


The waddings will give the comfort, and once again the choice of upholstery will be dependant on the user and of course budget. The main upholstery in all lower-priced models will be polyester ( aka, premium white fibre / hypoallergenic fibre and so on).  Natural fibres such as horsehair/ cotton/wool etc come in at a price and so a judgement based on need and budget will have to be accounted for and probably some sort of compromise will have to be made.


Give us a call on 0161 437 4419 and we can go through the options once we know your bodyweights and your budget.

John and Ryan.