Finding the perfect mattress

Don’t know your comfort layers from your support systems? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created this quick-fire guide to help you discover the mattress of your dreams with total ease. So, let’s get started…

An illustrated Geltex mattress showing the layers
  • Surface

    The top layer of the mattress that affects durability and comfort

  • Comfort layer

    Helps tailor your mattress to your personal sleeping habits

  • Support system

    The core of the mattress that’s key to support and firmness


    Your sleeping position is linked to the firmness rating you choose

What size do I need?

Time to get sized-up. Here’s a full list of the UK and European mattress sizes we have to offer.

How do I find my ideal firmness rating?

Whether you’re a front, back or side sleeper, we have a firmness rating to suit your sleeping position.

What are comfort layers and why do they matter?

The comfort layer sits just above the mattress support system and helps you tailor the mattress to your individual sleeping habits.

We offer 5 key comfort layers. Whether you want a cooler sleeping environment, a cosy and snug-feel or free & easy movement through the night, we have a comfort layer that’ll help you hit those ZZZs.

Which support system do I need?

The support system makes up the core of the mattress and is key to body support, comfort and sleep quality.

Silentnight offer both spring and foam support systems that comes with their own unique benefits.

Mattress surfaces

The mattress surface protects the filling beneath and increases the overall durability of the mattress, while also offering a little extra comfort.

Each type of mattress surface offers something a little different to help you personalise your sleeping experience.

Quilted mattress surfaces

  • Stitched directly to the mattress filling
  • Various design patterns
  • A smoother finish
  • Available with both single and double-sided mattresses

Tufted mattress surfaces

  • The most common mattress finish
  • Tufted mattresses tend to be firmer
  • Available with both double and single-sided mattresses

Pillowtop mattress surfaces

  • This is a separate layer on the top of the mattress for extra comfort
  • Can be found on both sprung and foam mattresses
  • Only available with single sided mattresses

Box top mattress surfaces

  • A squared off luxurious additional surface
  • Can offer more sleeping surface as a result


Our two-man delivery service makes life that little easier. Here’s what to expect when you order your new mattress.

What happens before and during delivery?

  1. You’ll receive a confirmation email detailing your order.
  2. The night before delivery our delivery team will contact you either by text or email to confirm a 4 hour delivery window.
  3. On the day, our delivery team will call you to let you know when they’re just an hour away.
  4. When they arrive they’ll take your new mattress or bed to the room of your choice and remove any packaging.*

*Next Day Delivery items are doorstop delivery only, so set up, removal of package and take back services are not available. Next day is the next working day Monday to Friday only.

Caring for your mattress

Keeping your mattress in top condition is just a matter of following a few simple tips, and will help give you years of comfort and restful sleep.

Leave it uncovered for a few hours to allow to air

Once you remove your new mattress from its packaging, leave it uncovered for a few hours to allow to air. If you have a rolled up mattress, you need to leave it to flatten out in a warm room for 24 hours before using it.

Allow time for your body to adjust

When you first start using your new bed, it will probably feel a bit different to your old one, so please allow time for your body to adjust to the new level of comfort and support, and the mattress fillings to settle.

Use a damp cloth for light cleaning

You should also avoid using detergents or chemical cleaners as this may damage the fabric and stitching, instead just use a clean damp cloth for light cleaning, allowing the mattress to thoroughly dry afterwards.

Allow for settlement of the fillings

It’s normal for the upholstery of your mattress to settle a bit during use, but this doesn’t compromise the support or comfort it provides. You may notice that certain parts of the mattress settle more than others, but this is due to the zoned support responding to the areas where your body weight is more pronounced, so it's actually just a sign that it’s doing its job.

While a bit of settlement is no cause for concern, there are ways you can minimise this effect:

  • Give your mattress a daily airing by leaving the covers off after you get up.
  • Turn your mattress regularly (unless your mattress is ‘no turn’, which will be stated on the label).
  • Rotate your mattress top to tail every so often so that natural settlement from body pressure is evenly distributed.

Try and test

Find your nearest Silentnight retailer, get expert advice and give our mattresses a whirl.

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FREE UK delivery available

FREE UK delivery on orders over £49

Mattresses and divans delivery service

  • FREE UK delivery to a room of your choice
  • Professional 2-man delivery service

When do we deliver?

We deliver most items between Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm.

How much is delivery for orders under £49?

Orders of or under £49 will come with a £2.50 delivery charge.

Find out more about our delivery service here

60 night comfort exchange

Our comfort exchange gives you 60 nights to get really comfortable before making a decision. If you're still not loving your new mattress within 60 nights from delivery, you can exchange it for another mattress. It's as simple as that.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick your new mattress on the official Silentnight website
  2. Sleep on it for at least 28 nights as it can take a little time to adjust to a new mattress
  3. If you're not happy after the initial 28 nights you can exchange it for a new mattress, as long as you claim within 60 nights of delivery

Read more about the 60 night comfort exchange

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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