Silentnight began in 1946 when Tom and Joan Clarke created “Clarke’s Mattresses Limited” in the North Yorkshire town of Skipton. By 1949, the company was thriving in the production of high-quality beds and demands caused them to expand their operation and move to Barnoldswick in 1949. In 1951, the name was officially changed to Silentnight Limited.
Silentnight limited grew over the next decade and eventually moved in 1961 to its current premises in the heart of Lancashire. In 1979, the company took a major step by opening a massive showcase selling floor in Salterforth. In 1986, Silentnight became the UK’s number one bed brand after creating Miracoil, an ultimate spring system ahead of its time in terms of comfort and support. The spring system was launched with the iconic Hippo and Duck advertisements.
The company continued making high-quality Miracoil beds and growing in a company. They expanded their product base in 2002 by introducing pillows, duvets, toppers, mattress protectors, and electric blankets. It is currently estimated that 20% of all Uk people sleep with a Silentnight pillow. In 2004, they took a major commercial step by becoming a UK Superbrand. In 2012 they won their very first Which? Award for their 3-zone mattress now bed.
Now in 2017, they remain the most trusted and innovative brand in UK mattresses. They make the best mattress and get the best mattress reviews. Below I will break down what to look for in a mattress, and the best silent night mattresses to buy.
Silent Night Mattress Buying Guide
Different people like a different amount of firmness. Side sleepers often prefer soft or medium firmness and back sleepers do best with a higher firm rating. Softer mattresses give you that “sinking into a cloud” feeling, but all Silentnight mattresses offer enough push back to support your body. A medium rating is not too soft not too firm, just right. Most people can’t go wrong with a medium rating. Medium/firm is for people who can’t make up their mind if they are a side or a back sleeper. People with more weight and back sleepers should seek a firm mattress for optimal support.
Silentnight Support Systems
One out of every three people suffers from lower back pain. That is why Silent night breaks their mattresses into different zones that pinpoint your hips, shoulders, and back for perfect sleeping posture.
The Silentnight Miracoil system is the one that made the company famous. It is a series of tightly wrapped coils that features a wire that is interwoven with the springs, linking them vertically as oppose to most coil mattresses. It offers solid support, superior spinal alignment has hefty unsagging edges for less slopping, and stops motion transfer in its tracks. Overall, this system will offer firmer support.
Next, there is the Mirapocket system, which individually wraps small springs inside distinct fabric pockets. This allows the springs to respond to you independently of one another. The separate springs will respond to your weight and spread it evenly. This system conforms and adjusts to the body and offers scientifically proven improved spinal alignment.
Finally, there are the memory foam support systems. These provide an advanced foam core that cocoons you and then pushes back against you to support muscles. Memory foam is ideal for people who seek an extra amount of comfort.
Comfort Vs Support
You are going to be looking for two different things while shopping for a mattress. Comfort is how good you feel in position on the mattress. Support is how well the mattress responds to your body. If you are not comfortable you will have trouble falling asleep. If you are not supported, you will wake up with back pain and that “pins and needles” feeling.
Silentnight goes above and beyond in providing both of these qualities for their mattresses. Just because a mattress is firm, doesn’t mean it’s not comfortable. If you like your mattress to be a little more firm, you should use the Miracoil system mattresses. This also works for people with a little more weight. The Miracoil system responds strongly to all manner of weight and distributes it equally.
If you like your mattress in the middle the Mirapocket system might be best. The coils are individually wrapped, so they aren’t as tightly bound to each other, but they are able to still support your weight. They will feel a little softer than a traditional spring system. These mattresses are comfortable and supportive.
If you want extra comfort you should consider a memory foam base. These give you the feeling of sinking into a cloud. You must be careful it’s not too soft though, or else it might not be supportive enough. Silentnight, however, does a good job using different foams such as reflex foam which contour and support better than others.