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Hypnos beds is a British family-run manufacturer of beds and mattresses since 1904. Specialising in luxury pocket sprung mattresses with natural and sustainable fillings, Hypnos beds are available for purchase at local retailers throughout Britain and worldwide. Additionally, Hypnos has held the Royal Warrant marking excellence in British craftsmanship and design since 1929. For those looking for a regal experience, Hypnos is a brand to consider. Still, there are some concerns about durability raised by some customers.
Vispring, formerly Vi Spring or Vi-Spring, is a luxury brand founded in 1901 and operating in London. It offers luxury materials and a line of hybrids and innerspring mattresses with all natural ingredients such as horsetail, wool, vicuña, cashmere, and silk. Sold across Europe and North America, Vispring gets mixed feedback from customers overall. While they use undoubtedly high end materials, there are some complaints about durability of feel and compression in the top layers.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Hypnos in this match up!
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Most customers feel great in their mattresses and rated them well. Some sleepers, however, didn't report feeling the same way. If one of these is one your list, make sure to read more below to make sure it will work for your body type.
Most find these mattresses to be supportive, which means both their support and comfort layers align the back and comfort the body for most. That said, there are rare reports of support issues, so make sure to do research to connect your purchase pick with your body type and sleeping position.
Overall, most customers report these mattresses as having satisfactory edge support, which means most don't feel like they will fall off the mattress when rolling close to the edge of the mattress.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
In density and bowling ball tests that measure even support throughout the mattress, these mattresses have good even support throughout the surface. That said, some reviewers describe rare support issues, so make sure your selection works for you before buying.
Durable mattresses will last between 7 and 12 years based on the materials that are in the mattress. Mattresses with springs tend to last longer if they are well made than foam mattresses -- though this is not always the case. However, unprepared mattresses will break down much faster no matter the materials used, especially for larger customers. These mattresses have mixed feelings from customers. Some describe good comfort, but others have had issues with lasting support.
Customers give these mattresses higher than average customer satisfaction ratings. This means that there are good scores overall from sleepers, but some had different experiences. Some sleepers didn't appreciate the feel in regards to their body. Learn more about the specifics of these mattresses below!
Most reviewers feel well supported by these mattresses, but others didn't always enjoy the feel. For those that have wider hips and shoulders, review the mattress specifications and firmnesses before making a final decision as you'll want to make sure that your body is perfectly aligned.
For those that like to lay down by the side of the mattress, most will be comfortable and supported with these mattresses. However, some have had some issues so if you have mobility issues, make sure to review more.
Mattresses don't last as long as they once did. Finding a mattress that remains really comfortable after 15 years of use is definitely not a simple thing. Yet, finding a mattress that really remains comfortable that long can save you lots of money. Sadly, these mattresses have mixed ratings when it comes to durability. Many customers don't report problems, but others have issues with lasting comfort over a shorter than average horizon.
I decided to buy one of these after a friend of mine from bridge club told me about how wonderful they are. I was impressed by their connection to the Royal family. Unfortunately, the bed hasn't been what I expected. I wake up with back pain and think it is because of that bed -- way too firm.View More Reviews
went to a store yesterday that had both Hypnos and Vi-Spring. Hypnos was WAY too firm...solid like a rock.
Was gifted one of these by my company and it was okay for what I would consider a luxury brand. It is a bit firm, but I like my beds firm.
I've had this bed for the past 3 months and it is divine. I highly recommend it.
I was able to get one of these Hypnos beds and I have finally been able to sleep through the night again.
Something is wanting in this mattress, but I can't put my finger on it. I was very impressed by their branding and acclaim, and was hopeful that this would what my sleep needed. But, I'm still not sure.
This was my big investment and it was definitely worth it. The materials are very high quality and there has been no off-gassing or any other negatives that you would get from the trendy brands. This was for me.
I was expecting more of a luxury feel after spending so much money on my new mattress. Is it ok? Sure. But, when you shell out this kind of money, you are hoping for amazing. That is not how I feel.
A wonderful luxury bed. I sleep like a regent every night.
A hefy investment, but well worth it in the end. I love this new bed and so does my husband. No complaints.
both my wife and I are not large people, we purchased a very expensive Hypnos mattress with a topper and within a month and a half it was already sagging. I rotated it every week for six weeks and then every two weeks thereafter to no avail. The mattress now has two half moon shapes on either side and a big ridge in the middle. Furniture Village sent someone round to evaluate it and they said it had not sagged enough for a refund! Do not waste your money on this mattress.
This is the worse mattress that we have ever slept in, we paid £3000 for just the mattress and it feels like it's been slept in for years and we have only had it one month. Hypnos and living homes where we bought the mattress have sent people out to test the mattress, they laid on it for 20 seconds and said there is nothing wrong with it, we are waking every morning with back aches. We were swayed by the Royal warrants and the write up by Hypnos that it's the 'best bed in the world' in our opinion it's the worse. They won't accept our feelings and basically said there is nothing they can do! But we could go to the Furniture ombudsmen! (Nice customer service)! Anyway good luck if you buy one.
Very comfortable mattress. Slept on it directly on floor for two nights over Christmas and slept very soundly both nights.
Backache gone! I love this mattress. Best one I've bought. Highly recommend.
Absolutely love this matteres, it provides great support while the pillow top makes you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud. This matteres also seems to keep the body temperature in check so no sweaty or cold nights in bed - just heavenly!
Best sleep for years. Only 'downside' is the overall thickness. Some fitted bed linen may not fit, but non-fitted sheets, no problem.
Really comfortable mattress!! love it...could sleep all day :)
Bought this mattress from Nottingham Store a week ago and told that it would feel slightly firmer on our existing base. The mattress has dipped already taking our body shape and the buttons on the pillow top dig into your spine and hips. This is the most uncomfortable mattress we've ever slept on.
Amazing Quality mattress, great comfort, worth spending on it !
Upgraded to a Hypnos mattress. Don't regret the decision at all. Best night sleep ever. Mattress worth every penny!
We bought this bed after having slept on a Hypnos bed in a luxury hotel. The price reflects the fact that it is a quality product, made in Britain. The recommendation is for a pure cotton mattress protector, which costs about £35. It is a very comfortable mattress, though it quickly forms small hollows where you lie, which we hadn't expected. Also you need to regularly turn it round - not easy as you get older!
Bought this mattress after recommendation from a friend and after reading the comments from other customers and I must say that I was not disappointed at all. Really good quality mattress and extremely comfortable to sleep on.
It took a few nights to get used to these new mattresses but now we really like them. The inclusive fabric topper gives the fairly firm mattress a lovely cosy feel. My troublesome back also feels well supported and comfortable. I thought I would miss my feather topper but I don't - and really wouldn't exchange it for anything else!
My wife and I have never slept so well since we took delivery of this mattress - we are very happy with this purchase.
Found it firmer than it felt in store & was starting to have doubts, but glad to report its now nice & comfy. As always with a mattress, you must try before buying. Now very happy with purchase.
Very comfortable mattress and ease to turn with good sized strong handles
The choice of a new mattress is something which is very individual so it is difficult to recommend to someone else. However, this mattress is made of natural fibres, it is firm without being uncomfortable. We bought it to replace our old mattress and we had no difficulty in adjusting to this new one. The quality of the materials is very high and I thought the name Hypnos had a good reputation for quality and good value. We thought the price was reasonable for a mattress of this quality.
Really comfortable mattress and great quality. Extra topping makes a real difference.
After a disastrous purchase only four years ago, we just had to replace our mattress. My son and daughter in law had discovered the true comfort of the Hypnos superb pillow top and couldn't have recommended it more. We went on their advice and now I feel the need to tell them how pleased we are with ours at every opportunity!!! We are now working on the rest of the family!
This is supremely comfortable and supportive, with a soft top layer to take the edge off the firmness. I have lower back pain, and this mattress really does help - it adjusts nicely to the shape of one's body and is very accommodating when (as with us) two people of significantly different sizes and weights sleep on the same surface. Despite the intake of breath when I saw the price, it is definitely worth it - no need to spend even more: this is truly excellent.
It's ckearly a quality product - but I probably wouldn't choose it again. But firm for me at only 10 stone. The top quilt but also makes me too hot
After 6 weeks in hospital I was left with a sore lower back. The Hypnos matters enable me to have the 8 hours of sleep I was used to.
This is an amazing mattress that was instantly comfortable! Although it is technically a firm mattress, it does not feel firm because it is so cushioned.
The Hypnos mattress is superbly comfortable and well made and it helps to have a ten year guarantee.
Was suffering from back and neck pain so decided it was time for a new mattress and this has been perfect!
Excellent mattress and base with (optional) 4-drawer storage. We've never slept so well! Polite delivery guys set the whole thing up and took away the old bed. Service as it should be. I haven't regretted making this purchase for a second.
I bought the mattress, that cost a lot of money, having been assured that I would and could be assured of a good nights sleep, especially given that I had back problems. The pillow topping I was assured was the ultimate in comfort on top of the firm mattress. What a mistake, the 'buttons' used to secure the topping to the mattress are right on a line with your hip and lower back, so no matter whether you lay on your right or left side or on your back, these 'buttons' intrude and press on that part of your body, meaning you have constant pressure from the item and giving you/me discomfort. Because I had to be away from home for a while I have now missed the 'return' date.
We'd expected that the mattress would need time to settle, but from the very first night it was very comfy and supportive without being hard or lumpy. The comfort topper is just enough to relax in to. It's heavy to turn, but that isn't surprising.Have never (as yet after 5 months) woken up with a sore back, which is unheard of for me. Great quality at a reasonable price.
Mattress-firm, ultra supportive mattress. Pillow top gives a soft feel but may limit longevity however ten year guarantee gives peace of mind. Side stitching means no sagging at the ends. Quality product.
I purchased 2 of these for 2 new bedrooms. What an amazing mattress! The mattress is the best i have ever slept on and would recommend anyone to purchase one.
Not quite such a good quality as the one it replaced but still fineView More Reviews
Really disappointed with this mattress and the level of customer care received. We initially noted a strong 'sheepy' odour coming from our newly acquired Vi Spring mattress which permeated our bedroom. We complained to JL who told us to air it. We stripped the mattress and aired the sheets each day for nearly a month but no difference to the smell was made. JL then replaced the mattress but the replacement is only marginally better than the original. Again, we aired it every day for the best part of a month, but the smell still persists. Vi Spring then sent an assessor out to look at the mattress, which is apparently not faulty. We have complained to JL again and are now awaiting another assessor. I get the distinct impression we are just being fobbed off and have ultimately made a very expensive and rather smelly mistake. :(
After visiting the store first I thought I had picked the ideal mattress for us. I couldn't see it on line but thought I was choosing a better one. It is comfortable and we sleep well on it but are concerned it's not firm round the edges. When you sit on the bed the rim collapses right down and does not feel like something a quality bed should do.
I am delighted with this mattress, quite delighted – easily the most comfortable bed I've ever owned. I have an old solid-base bed, not a divan, and I wanted a mattress that wasn't as deep as most typical, cheaper High St mattresses (this is only 21cm); I also prefer the well-ventilated, pocket sprung types as they are much cooler than memory foam mattresses, even the best. This fits the bill perfectly...and the bed! It's probably even better with a divan base.
Everything about this product spells quality and I think it's worth paying the higher price. I'm getting on in years a bit now with a tendency to backache – especially if I lie on my back – but the first night with this Vispring, I slept most of the night on my back without even a twinge the next day.
I've not had this long enough to comment on its long-term durability but the Lifetime Guarantee speaks volumes. Very highly recommended.
This mattress is utterly gorgeous. Have never slept so well. Highly recommended.
I bought this because it's Vispring and they have such an excellent reputation. I took a huge chance, and a plunge, buying it online without even trying it. But I had been doing a lot of prior research into mattresses. It is as the name says a Superb Mattress. More expensive than others but it's so comfortable and beautiful quality. You really do get what you pay for!
We just moved house and I bought this mattress for my two year old son's bed. It is extremely comfortable even when an adult has slept on it. My husband kind of wishes we bought this model for ourselves too.
This is the second VI Spring mattress I've had this problem with. I've had it over 6 weeks and if anything the smell is getting worse. I was told to air it , which I've tried to do (but I also need to sleep on it) , and don't think it's acceptable to deliver it to my home to do the airing., it should be fit for use when delivered. There is horsehair in the filling , and that's what it smells like , farmyard of some sort. It smells the whole room.
We were replacing a previous Vi-Spring, after 10 years or so. It was good to have an informative, but not pushy, salesman to guide us through what was available, and to have time to try out several. No criticisms.
We bought this mattress because of the quality craftsmanship Vispring offers, and the feel of it in store was quite comfortable and less springy than some other models. However, when we first slept on it, we wondered if they had given us the firm tension instead of the medium on accident. We checked the tag on the mattress and it was in fact medium. I have given four stars as we are happy with the mattress overall, and it is much much better quality than our old one. I suppose maybe it needs some breaking in before it feels like the one in store. However we will be purchasing a mattress topper anyways as we prefer a softer 'cloud' feel.
Spent some time researching mattresses and had some questions which Vi Spring were happy to answer - they were transparent about their product. The mattress has a different feel to our old one - not such a 'springy' feel, but we have slept really well since we purchased it. We are very happy with the product.
We are delighted with the comfort offered by this mattress. It gives plenty of support to the back and ensures a good night's sleep.
This mattress has revolutionised our sleep patterns and is well worth the expense
I have a vispring shetland (pruchased in ny). I must say my gf and I are both very unimpressed. its heavy. it needs to be flipped/rotated - and its wombly structure and insane weight makes it impossible to do so. its awesomely marketed, but its not a good product. when I first get in bed, it feels like the best mattress. but by morning I'm tight and exhausted feeling. its time to dump this white elephant and get something that works.
After reading many articles about what makes a good mattress and trying different mattresses in different shops, I decided to purchase Vispring Wembury. I wanted a mattress made as much as possible from natural fibers, suitable for slated bed and turnable so it will last longer. My previous mattress was firm tension but as I'm around 10 stones, this time I bought medium tension. This mattress is made using horsehair and British wool so at the beginning it did smell a bit of sheep. The smell went away nearly completely after few days. Reading various reviews, lots of people complain about foam mattresses smell too. Wembury mattress requires frequent turning - it weighs 44KG and one person can just about manage to do it. I'm turning and rotating my mattress every week at the moment to prevent dips and sagging. This mattress is very warm - it is perfect for older, colder houses. No need for hot water bottle anymore. Wool in the mattress makes it warm and very comfortable.
Excellent mattress. Purchased during sale so received significant discount. Mattress is medium spring and is on the soft side so if you need a firmer mattress it would be advisable to request. However I am more than pleased with the quality of product. Have slept well since it arrived!
Absolutely lovely mattress. Took about 10 weeks to bed in but worth the wait! This mattress can be turned over as well so it is very good value. It was worth investing in this mattress and I highly recommend it. Love John Lewis and will use them for as much as I can.
At first it was a little hard(supposed to be medium tension) and took some getting used to. It was married with a John Lewis wooden slatted bed and it felt as if the mattress was sloping when slept on. On advise from the John Lewis staff, we purchased a Vi spring over- cover to cover the slats Now pleased with the bed and the mattress. Thank you John Lewis.
Bought in the sale with matching divan base for our guest room. It is just as comfortable as all the other ViSpring beds we have bought and we would not buy anything else now. Guests have gone out and bought their own after testing it out on overnight stays with us. Need to research what you want from the range before you buy and make an informed choice. JL staff very knowledgeable and helpful and ,of course, test the beds out in store ! We also have a Vispring soft mattress and divan set in a small spare room which is just lovely but only if you like soft mattreses. I found it was much easier to lie on, after major surgery, for my painful scars ! One of our regular guests chose the set herself so she is very happy when she visits. Not sure you'd get the full benefit of the Vispring range if the mattress was on another type of divan though.
A fantastic mattress that offers superb comfort. Great support and a good finish. Highly recommended!
I bought a firm mattress but after less than four months I noticed it had sagged in certain areas. Not only is the mattress unconfomfortable, it has also caused me significant back and neck issues - it took me a while to work out these issues were related to the mattress. I would hate for someone else to make the same mistake as I did so please do think very carefully before buying this mattress.
Bought this in king size. After 2 years complained about sagging. Vi spring sent out a tester. Th result came back - normal wear & tear. A year down the line the sagging is much worse. We wake up with back ache every morning. it has been turned regularly. What a waste of money. Guarantee is useless.
Bought this in King size about 3 and a half years ago. Have had back pain pretty much ever since. Mattress has slumped despite regular turning (care instructions say not to turn it but after 10 days it is unbearable unless turned). I wish we had ignored the advice of the salesperson and bought a firm mattress or gone elsewhere. Money wasted.
No warning when ordering but mattress made exclusively for JL by Vi spring bore no resemblance upon delivery to the mattress tested instore - really unsuitable comfort wise. JL after 2/3 days not accepting responsibility re return - now tells us it takes 6 weeks to break in!!!! Always bought lots from JL and cannot believe this - do hope they accept responsibility quickly as really unhappy and want to choose a different product that does not need 6 weeks of discomfort and insomnia. Hardly any reviews since this is JL exclusive wish had bought a mattress with lots of available comparable reviews. Will update when JL have reconsidered..........
Decided to splash out as sleep is very important to us. Bought split tension after recommendation from store assistant. After 2 months it was terrible. Medium side fine. Soft side a huge dent and leans so feels like falling sideways all night. Bought partly because of guarantee which is worthless. Lumpy, devoid of support. Not slept more than 5 hours since I've had it. Awful experience. John Lewis customer service not helpful. Guarantee not worth the paper it's written on. AVOID.
Only Vi Spring make a softer mattress for lighter people.
We have had this mattress since 2013 and it has 5cm depth on one side, and all john Lewis said there is nothing they can do to help resolve the issue. would not recommend this mattress.
We ordered a Vispring Wembury kingsize mattress with a firm side and a medium side and we were very specific about which side was which. However, Vispring produced it the other way around, i.e. to have the tensions on the sides we specified, the mattress had to be turned 180 degrees.
The name of this mattress couldn't be more appropriate! With both of us under 11 stone our previous firm vi-spring mattress was a mistake - this is as near perfect as it gets, and so very comfortable!
We purchased twin elite Vispring and they sagged/had a depression immediately. The store where we purchased the mattresses graciously replaced the two twins (we liked the sturdy handles for turning the mattresses and the quality zippers to zip together the twins) with the Vispring Sublime (an upgrade) and within a few months we had the same sagging. We are both under 200 lbs and feel that there should be no sagging with what is supposedly this quality of mattress and the price. An independent inspector came and measured the depression and it is 2 inches. Vispring will not stand behind their product which is just 2 years old. I highly recommend not buying a Vispring.
After three years of sleepness nights, agro and upset I advise everyone to not buy a Vispring divan or mattress. We bought ours three years ago from And So To Bed and spend a fortune on it. I could write pages and pages but basically, it was a disaster from day one with delivery of a mattress with two spring sticking out of the top. After a year of complaining (customer service is TERRIBLE) FIRA were sent out to inspect our mattress telling us that it was faulty but telling the company it was fine....paperwork must have got muddled! Another two years of moaning and we were given a new mattress.....weeks later spring started sticking out of the top....we realised the divan had sunk and, again, springs sticking out of it.....we complained again. No one believed us.....we are a hardworking couple and certainly would not waste time in complaining if we didnt need to, I assure you. After three long, tiring years we have got our money back and the bed has finally been taken away. No apologies, no compensation (apart from a cheap bottle of revolting looking red wind) AND we now have a Hypnos Bed which is wonderful. No wonder Vispring dont have the Royal Warrant.....I beg all who reads this, please do not buy from And So To Bed and Vispring if you want a good nights sleep.
V-Spring Mattress feels like we are falling out of bed, bad after sales service from Retailer Aldiss of Norwich
After only two years The springs have sagged on both sides. I weigh 10 stone, wife 8.5 stone. It is so extreme that I feel like I am falling out of bed and it is getting worse. There seems no end to it. I paid over £2000 for this garbage - life time guarantee Ha!
We had a Herald Supreme zip and link for 20 years which was wonderful. When we needed to change the bed we bought a Vi-Spring from a well known retailer. It was the most uncomfortable bed we had ever slept on. When I phoned Vi-Spring the customer services assistant explained that they made the bed according to the retailers specifications and we couldn't compare it to their standard range, even though it had 'Vi-Spring' woven into the mattress fabric. A complete waste of over £3000. So buy a Vi Spring that it advertised on their website but not one made for another store.
Both my wife and myself decided to buy the VI Spring Mattress attracted by the warranty and promised customer service. But sadly, when we contacted support to get our expensive mattress inspected, found that Customer Service Played us by sending a a consultant that after spending like two hours in our home checking every single detail of the mattress stated that he couldn't perform the inspection. What anincredible joke. The company washed their hands and didn't help us with our mattress despite all the time and energy spent on getting that inspection performed. What a terrible customer service.
Had mattress less than a year and already has dipped where you feel like you're laying on the side of a mountain. Vispring send someone round to check and say this is normal wear and tear. Absolute joke of a company, spent £2000 on a mattress that is useless after hardly any use and they don't want to do anything about it. Expensive lesson, do not make the same mistake.
I love vi spring beds just love them yes they are exspencive but there so comfatable I had med soft 6 ft zip and link mattress and base ..I'm now looking to buy my new bed from them as I know others are cheaper but don't forget you pay cheap get cheap
I was expecting some great nights sleep from my new mattress and divan set. The previous Vispring Elite bought in 1999 is still going strong in the spare room (medium firmness). This new Elite mattress with medium firmness is truly awful. Great for the first 1-2 weeks but after that I've had excruciating back pain and I don't have a bad back. I'm exchanging for a firm mattress in the hope that this cures it. For now, it's back to the comfort of the old bed, just wish I could have bought the same one they made 20 years ago. Sorely disappointed.
A very comfortable mattress but impossible to turn without bending, which invalidates guarantee. After 15 years with regular turning it now has noticeable indentation and needs changing. But not sure how we can move it.
Sadly our bed has been repaired so many times it’s not true, the materials used are not fit for purpose. The bed is now lumpy and saggy, be aware before spending your money the most expensive is definitely not the best !!!