5 Best Mattresses for Slat Beds – What Matches Your Sleeping Habits?

Updated June 2021

Best Value

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Dormeo Memory Plus, Memory Foam

Luxury Pick

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John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection

LIghtweight Sleeper

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Dream Cloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress

Average Weight Sleeper

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Simba Hybrid Mattress UK King

Heavyweight Sleeper

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Relyon Hurley Memory 1500 Pocket Mattress

The Best Mattresses

Do you ever consider the base of your bed while purchasing? When I went bed shopping, I mostly looked for aesthetics, durability, and an overall solid structure. Plus, when the salesman informed me about how a slat bed aids mattress longevity, I thought my search was over.

Besides, the constant backache problem that I have since teenage made me vouch for a solid base. But, little did I know about the mattress dilemma that followed. Searching for a mattress especially compatible with slats — I did not sign up for that.

Nevertheless, I had to bear the weight of my choices until I could find a mattress to bear my weight! Turns out, it was all worth it and also extremely easy. Slat beds are actually compatible with latex, memory foam, spring, and hybrid mattresses, but mostly pocket sprung and lightweight.

Let me also mention that my sleep obsession makes me love trying out different mattresses. So, picking out my favourite was a rather fun journey, and I’m sure you would love it too. Except, you need not squirm through multiple mattresses. Let my experience be of some help!

So, get ready to hop on to 5 of the best mattresses for slat bed reviews!

Dormeo Memory Plus, Memory Foam Mattress King Size review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Dormeo
Depth 17 cm
Weight 20 kgs (44 lbs)
Dimensions 200 cm x 150 cm
Materials Florentine, carbon fibre, foam

Key features

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The Dormeo Memory Foam Mattress features a dual-foam construction featuring memory and Ecocell foam layers. It contours to the back, ideal for side sleepers like me. Additionally, the mattress targeted my pressure points, such that I woke up fresh without any back pain.

One of the best things that I liked about this mattress is its sanitised protection technology. Though I do not have any particular allergies, this hypoallergenic mattress is certainly an excellent option for the current day air-borne viruses.

Besides, since I am a hot sleeper, the moisture tends to attract more dust. However, the carbon fibres of this piece keep the dust away. Another factor aiding this sleeping habit is the incredible breathability of this mattress.

The Ecocell foam layer allows complete air-circulation, which is not really possible by the single memory foam layer. To top it all, this mattress has four air vents that further exhibit moisture-wicking qualities. Therefore, I can sleep peacefully without waking up due to discomfort.

Are you looking for a mattress for couples? Well, this Dormeo Memory Foam mattress checks that box as well. It restricts motion transfer, so you can sleep without getting disturbed even if your partner twists and turns through the night.

All in all, the Dormeo Memory Foam Mattress is one of the best ones that I found. It has almost all the features I need at an excellent value. So, for those of you looking for a comfy night’s sleep without emptying your pockets, this is the one!

John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Egyptian
Cotton 5900, King Size review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range John Lewis & Partners
Depth 20 cm
Weight 42 kgs (92 lbs)
Dimensions 200 cm x 150 cm
Materials Viscose cover with hemp, Egyptian cotton, and British wool filling

Key Features

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The John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Egyptian Cotton 5900 offers a perfectly comfortable sleeping position for most kinds of sleepers. From the cloud-soft, comfy viscose cover to the pocket springs providing a minimal bouncy feel, it is an ideal luxurious option.

Apart from its feel, what I loved about this mattress is its sustainable nature. It comprises natural fillings along with Cortec springs sealed with heat. Therefore, the mattress is 100% recyclable, allowing me to contribute to the environment (even if that will be after seven to ten years).

The John Lewis & Partners mattress features a whopping 5,900 Cortec pocket springs. Additionally, it has a layer of 2,500 high-density pocket springs that further add to body comfort. Despite my chronic back pain, I woke up feeling all fresh, without body soreness.

Therefore, it is not wrong to say that this mattress construction allows for higher contour accuracy. Moreover, it helps in even distribution of weight over a larger area, preventing sinking, and proving to be great for heavyweight individuals as well.

If you think the multiple layers of this mattress reduces its breathability, know that this piece is different. It has ultra-light Cortec springs that combine with natural fillings, allowing high-level ventilation. So, if you are a hot sleeper like me, this mattress will work just fine for you.

Altogether, the John Lewis & Partners mattress is an excellent luxurious piece for slat beds. You need not flip it, something that is not feasible for a slat bed mattress. Plus, it evenly distributes your weight and prevents sagging.

Dream Cloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Dream Cloud
Depth 29 cm
Weight 56 kgs (123 lbs)
Dimensions 200 cm x 150 cm
Materials Cashmere-blend cover

Key Features

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I am an average-weight side sleeper, so I find this mattress satisfactory enough, if not the best. I can slightly feel the lower firm layers around the hips and shoulders. However, if I lie on my back (which I usually do not), the Dream Cloud mattress is perfectly comfy.

That being said, if you are a light sleeper, rest assured you will love the cloud-like, soft feeling. Its five-layer construction has got your back (literally)!

Another feature that I absolutely love about this piece is its gel-infused memory foam. Additionally, its breathable cashmere-blend cover and springs allow well-rounded air circulation.

So, if you are a hot sleeper like me, this mattress will allow you to have a long, trouble-free sleep. Get ready to wake up in a fresh, dry environment.

Not to mention, its fabric will make you dream about your bed the entire day (that is if you don’t already)! It is simply a luxurious experience with unparalleled back support provided by its ActiveEdge pocket springs along with balanced weight distribution.

The best thing about this mattress is it comes with a 365-night home trial, so you can experiment all you want. Additionally, the mattress has several awards and recognitions that further back its authenticity.

The Dream Cloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress is the perfect blend of soft and supportive — making it ideal for lightweight sleepers. Though most hybrid mattresses are relatively expensive, this mid-ranged one is a superb exception.

Simba Hybrid Mattress UK King review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Simba
Depth 25 cm
Weight 45 kgs (99 lbs)
Dimensions 200 cm x 150 cm
Materials Knitted fabric cover

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The Simba Hybrid Mattress UK King is a medium-firm mattress, ideal for average-weight individuals. I can say that because I fall in that category, with a weight of 75 kg (165 lbs) at 6 ft. This was indeed one of the best mattresses for slat beds.

I’m a hot sleeper which is why I’m not always up for foam mattresses, but this one is different. It comes with a strategically designed five-layer construction, with an open foam Simbatex (cooling) layer, zoned support base, and soft knitted cover. All three layers significantly keep the sleeping environment moisture-free.

The hybrid mattress also includes 2,500 patented titanium Aerocoil springs forming the centre layer. It allows a balanced distribution of weight, letting you and your partner relish a perfectly comfy sleep.

So, even if your partner tends to turn a lot (like mine, who loves to cuddle), your sleep will not get disturbed. Rest assured, you will get a cool, tranquil, and fresh environment for a sound sleep.

Another aspect that raises Simba in my regard is the detail and concern for their customer. The company sent a convenient tool to unpack the mattress, which is a very considerate gesture. Plus, you need not flip this mattress, so it is perfect for a slat bed.

Overall, the Simba Hybrid Mattress is excellent for average-weight sleepers. It is neither too firm nor too soft, but only for an individual weighing 150-220 lbs (that’s me!). If you weigh lesser or more than the given range, you might find it firmer or softer, respectively.

Relyon Hurley Memory 1500 Pocket Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Relyon
Depth 27 cm
Weight 41 kgs (90 lbs)
Dimensions 200 cm x 150 cm
Materials Knitted cover

Key Features

Recommended for

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The Relyon Hurley Memory 1500 Pocket Mattress offers one of the best firm support. Are you wondering if it will be too hard for you? Not at all. The piece comes with a 5.5-inch-thick memory foam layer, providing you with body-hugging, cushy comfort. So, if you are suffering from body soreness or chronic back pain like me, you will love this one!

The prime highlight of this mattress is its 1,500 spring pocket construction. These pockets do not work like traditional springs that move simultaneously. Instead, it customises a sleeping environment for you by offering individual spring tension.

Therefore, if you go to bed before your partner arrives, rest assured your sleep will not get disturbed. Your side of the springs will remain isolated from the movement.

Adding to that, the mattress has firm edges that support the entire mattress and let you sleep with ease. Not to mention, the solid structure of this piece and the dual stitching lines on the side further enhance its durability.

If I get to counting its positives, the mattress is also hypoallergenic. So, if you are a cleanliness-enthusiast or allergic to dust, the mattress has got your back (and your sleeping environment)! Moreover, it is a one-sided mattress that you need not flip, thus, being perfect for your slat bed.

All in all, if you are a heavyweight sleeper, the Relyon Hurley Memory 1500 Pocket Mattress is an excellent option. It will distribute your weight evenly and let you fall into a perfectly dreamy slumber.

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Buying Guide

Features to look for in Mattresses.

Flexibility

One of the prime checkboxes that your mattress must tick is the flexibility one. You are likely to adjust your bed to multiple positions, and your mattress needs to move with ease. Plus, this will also reflect the longevity of your mattress.

Comfort Level

What kind of a sleeper are you? Identify your sleeping habits and health conditions, if any, and choose the mattress accordingly. This piece of bedding has a prime role in ensuring your comfort, and that is what you need to check. Look for features like pressure relief, motion transfer, contouring, etc.

Type of Mattress

Another essential aspect that directly determines whether a mattress is for you or not is its type. While a latex mattress excels at providing a bouncy feel, the hybrid ones ensure pressure relief — ideal for back discomfort. The other two options include innerspring, which is relatively budget-friendly and foam — exhibiting the highest flexibility rate.

Air Circulation

Whether you are a hot sleeper or not, air circulation and temperature regulation are necessary features for your mattress. They allow you to sleep in a healthy environment while also preserving the mattress condition.

Size

TIt is one of the basic points that you must double-check. You do not want to order a mattress that does not fit your bed base, do you? Therefore, thoroughly skim through the mattress measurements and compare them with that of the bed.

Split vs. Solid

If you have a split bed base, purchasing a mattress compatible with this design is the unspoken wiser decision. It will allow you and your partner to change position and firmness level independently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Though almost all styles of mattresses are suitable for a salt bed, the best option is the spring mattress. That is because springs help distribute your weight evenly over a larger area, preventing your mattress from sinking. However, that is not all.

For a slat bed, you got to purchase a one-sided mattress that you need not flip. Also, consider your sleeping position, weight, etc., while choosing the best mattress for a slat bed.

Yes, you can surely opt for a memory foam mattress for your slat bed, given a few conditions. Make sure the slats are not far away from each other—a maximum of 100mm. Also, you need enough slats to support the edges of the mattress as well as the centre. That is because memory foam mattresses are rather comfy and might slag if used with an inaccurate bed frame.

Slats are actually good for a mattress’s longevity as they provide better air circulation. That is unlike other options like box spring or flat bases. Furthermore, slats help distribute your weight evenly to prevent the mattress from sagging.

ABOUT the author

Max Stevens

Max Stevens is theMatttressDude Editor-In-Chief with a genuine love and passion in making reviewing many mattresses. Max works diligently to ensure only the best Mattress ever make onto the platform and are showcased in theMattressDude carefully curated, tested and expertly researched, informative buying guides.

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