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Silentnight is one of Britain's most popular budget mattress brands. It has 'Superbrand' status as a nationally recognised name. In terms of mattresses, they focus on pocket sprung and all-foam mattress varieties in a selection of firmnesses, and offer eco-friendly options too. Their most popular mattresses are often slimmer pocket sprung choices. They have good scores on initial comfort, with some limited customer feedback about durability over time.
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.
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There have been assorted feedback from customers on these mattresses -- both good and bad. There are reports from many folks of good initial comfort and happiness with their purchase, but there were others that complained. To ensure what one of these mattresses will work for you, take a look below for more information.
A mattress that supports your body is what matters to a healthy spine. If your bed doesn't support you, you simply won't sleep as well as those that have a mattress that aligns the spine. Overall, these mattresses offer good support, but some have issues with lasting comfort.
Most reviewers find these mattresses to have fine edge support, which is good for those that enjoy sitting on the side of the mattress. Those that have bigger frames may still experience some sagging along the edges.
Reviewers provide mixed ratings about the durability of these mattresses. We're all big fans of mattresses that feel just as great as they did 10 years ago as they do today, but sadly not all mattresses last a long time. If you are considering buying a mattress with mixed reviews on durability, make sure to take an extra look at the policies on return to make sure you are protected.
Most sleepers are satisfied with their mattresses overall. This means these mattresses get good scores from sleepers overall, but some had different ordeals. There are some who didn't enjoy the feel of the mattress. Read on below to learn more about if the mattresses will fit you!
Support is extremely important for the comfort of a night's sleep. Over the first few months of use, these mattresses have high marks for support, but some folks had complaints about the supportiveness over a long duration. Take a look at the specifications and the reviews to make sure that these fit your body.
Edge support is very important for most sleepers and makes it easier to get out of bed in the morning. These mattresses provide okay edge support, but some may experience the edges to dip more over the long term.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
In initial density and bowling ball tests reported by sleepers and reviewers, there is initial support throughout the mattress is fairly even for most sleepers. That said, there are some that have experienced issues with support long term.
Good craftsmanship, materials, and quality control will more than likely lead to good durability. Companies may have disagreements with sleepers if they don't invest in these attributes. These mattresses specifically get mixed reviews from customers on durability. Some folks report a cozy night's sleep, but others have had comfort issues over a shorter than average time frame. Make sure to do some extra research before buying.
I'm delighted with single mattress for my recently purchased bedframe. The mattress is good quality at a superb price. Delivery was free and I was kept up to date on delivery time, and the delivery guys were very professional and helpful.View More Reviews
I tried this mattress in store and it felt right. But after one full night's sleep on it, I completely regret purchasing this. It's too hard, you can feel all the springs and it feels quite lumpy as well. Would not recommend.
I bought this a few weeks ago and was surprised by its value and quality. It arrived promptly, firm and really good for my back.
Bought this for my 14 year old small daughter and have another Miracoil Mattress for my 16 year old son which I bought just over a year ago. At first they seemed ok but my son has been complaining about it for several months. As first I took no notice (whinging teenager) but after several months I went to see what he was fussing about and couldn't believe it. His mattress makes a LOUD CRUNCHING NOISE every time you move. The springs feel like big lumps. So I went to check my daughters mattress which is only a few months old and low and behold, it's is going exactly the same way!
I bought 2 of the single mattresses for a twin B&B room & am very satisfied with them. Decent mattresses for a reasonable price. Delivery was very efficient too.
Bought for 13 year old and 11 year old boys. Really comfortable with very soft fabric covering the mattress. Firm but with a bit of bounce! Perfect.
bought for our son, no complaints, he has slept very well on it .
Bought for 4 1/2 year old. Very comfortable for him. Also comfortable for an adult.
Really comfortable mattress, not too soft and with much more springs than alternatives priced around the same. We bought this for daughters first big girl bed and she has slept really well on this, so thumbs up all round!
Excellent product. My son had a thin mattress before and wasn’t very good. but this will be perfect till he grows up and wants a bigger bed
Pretty good value for the price. No carrying handles.
Ordered for our spare bed, very comfy, good support. This was the cheapest and best value online after checking a few retailers websites. Great buy.
Really pleased. This mattress is good value for money and most comfortable.
Great mattress, nice and comfortable. Perfect for a child’s bed.
I bought this for my 3 year old daughter and she has slept very well on it
We purchased this item having already bought a double and king size in the same style.The mattress is extremely comfortable and well made you can see from the way the stitching and cover has been finished. It is firm but comfortably so and our 12 year old grandson sleeps on this on a weekly basis without complaint. Recommended
I bought two of these for my sons rooms. The quality is good and the service was perfect.
easy to order, delivered on time great product, great service
An excellent product, gives a good support to the back. Excellent delivery as scheduled. Love the old mattress removal service.
Really delighted with mum purchase. We bought 2 & not disappointed. They are fairly firm and very comfortable.
Even though it’s firm it is actually very comfortable and I usually wake up with a back ache with my expensive medium mattress but had no back ache when slept on this one!
It's a mattress. It's comfortable. Who could ask for more really?
Very pleased with new mattress which was delivered on time and carried up to the bedroom. As always great service from Jonh. Lewis
A very comfortable mattress. It is firm enough to give support without being too hard
Bought two of these for the grandchildren's beds and were very pleased with the comfort and support the provide.
all very excellent according to my 14 year old son who sleeps on it
There a water bed effect once you lie down, you keep moving for seconds....did not realise that this would happen. Very unhappy
Replacement for my teenage daughters bed. Nice and firm and no complaints so far. Sleeping,well like a teenager does, well into the afternoon.So enjoying the product.
Very happy with the mattress. Very comfy so hopefully worth paying more for it
Bought for my son who preferred sleeping on the floor to sleeping in bed! Since buying it he has happily slept in bed and is now not waking up at night and being grumpy all day!
Our little one transitioned from his cot to a standard bed. He has always slept incredibly well on this mattress. I would recommend letting it air well before first use and regularly rotating!
I brought this for my granddaughters bed. she loves it and has the best sleeps ever.
I got this for my daughters first big girls bed. She finds it very comfortable and I do too. It has good support and I'm pleased we didn't go for a cheaper one on the market. I know she's getting the support she needs while she is growing and sleeping.
Bougth this mattress for my son's first big bed. Mattress very comfortable. It could do with handles on the side to help with changing etc but apart from that...great!
A brilliant, comfortable and thick mattrest for my 9 year old. A fraction of the price that other bed specialists were charging not to mention their foam ones were ridden with a chemical smell, which I had to return.
Really great mattress for child's bed very comfortable and great support for a growing child
Very high quality, firm mattress, which my 2.5yr old daughter finds very comfortable. The mattress is quite high, but will be a long-lasting buy throughout her growing childhood years.
This is the best mattress I have slept on. Maybe our previous matresss was awful, but this is absolute heaven. As soon as you get into the bed you settle down straight away. I have woken up in same position in the mornings, that’s how comfy this bed is! As a result of the foam there can be a tendency for bed to get too warm, this is great on cold winter nights, but you just need to adapt fir the summer months I reckon. To be honest we have only had it since Xmas so really experienced winter months and the odd warm evening recently. Would definitely recommend and I have!!!
I tried this mattress in store and thought it was fine, it didn't feel like a firm mattress at all even though it is labelled as such, however the mattress I actually received was significantly firmer and as a result I find it very uncomfortable and am not sleeping. I think the mattresses they have in store are old and have had a lot of use, perhaps they should replace them so that people are not being misled.
This replaced and old futon mattress, so we wanted no "sag" but a softer surface and that is what we got. We are both just short of average height and fairly chubby, but had no special requirements. The mattress is very comfortable and the only drawback for us is that it is much deeper than what we had before so it is quite a bit higher above the floor. Oh yes, we also had to get deeper fitted lower sheets.
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 !!!