What’s the best mattress to buy for two 12 – 14 stone side sleepers?

Angela asked
13th March 2019

Hi, looking to purchase a new mattress and was recommended to try John Ryan. I and husband are side sleepers and I’m around 12 stone he is around 14 stone. I am constantly walking up with numb arms with lying on them and we both have sore back with the mattress we have. We have a newish pine slatted bed so only the mattress is required. Please, can you recommend the best suitable one for us?

1 Answer
Amy Woolley
answered 2 months ago

Hi Angela,

Thank you for your question.

At your body weights you both would need to opt for a medium spring tension for support.

Spring TensionWire diameterWeight Range
Soft1.2mmUpto 8 stone
Medium1.4mm8-16 stone
Firm1.6mm16 stone plus
Extra Firm / Orthopaedic1.9mm20 stone plus

As you both experience problems with your back I would definitely recommend that you take a look at the models in our ranges with a medium upholstery (comfort layers) as anything too firm will worsen your aches and pains.

The Origins Pocket 1500 is the medium feel mattress in the Origins range. The Origins Pocket range should be the most you pay for a polyester based mattress. If this falls within your maximum budget you can rest assured that there is not much more out there that compares. £620.00 for a Kingsize mattress.

 John Ryan By Design Origins 1500
1300gsm Wool
2750gsm Very Soft Polyester
3500gsm Polyester Pad
4One Inch Foam Insulator Layer
51500 Spun Bond Pocket Springs

The Artisan Naturals is described as the ‘true medium’ of the Artisan range. Our most popular, unbeatable model with 85% natural fibres. Containing a huge GSM of fillings, including wool and mohair, on a Calico Pocket spring unit. £1235.00 for a Kingsize mattress.
This is priced particularly low in comparison to more established brands in order for us to set the bar in comparing branded mattresses with similar components. If this is in the region of your maximum budget then you will be getting the best mattress you can buy.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan NaturalsVi Spring Regal Superb
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton.900gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
2Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
31250gsm Rebound Poly Cotton1200gsm long stranded Horsetail blended with British Fleece Wool
41500gsm 100% Pure Mohair1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
51600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm ]1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm ]
Total GSM3950gsm3100gsm

The Vi Spring Regal Superb retails at £3873.00 for a Kingsize mattress (2019 Furniture Village)



If you would like to take a look at the two model recommended above then give me a call on 0161 437 4419 to discuss this in further detail.

Kind regards,