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15 Best Mattresses & Beds 2024

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08 Feb 202415 min read
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Prioritise your sleep in 2024 and treat yourself to the bed and mattress of your dreams! We understand that finding the perfect bed or mattress to suit your needs can be daunting. That’s why we have rounded up our top 15 recommendations for 2024.

We’ve based our research on the important factors you need to consider when buying a new mattress or bed:

  • Customer reviews
  • Price
  • Mattress type
  • Unique features and benefits
  • Whether it was a best-seller in 2023

Here are our 15 best mattresses and beds:

Disclaimer: The prices of these products may change over time.


Top 10 Mattresses 2024

Explore our carefully curated selection of the top ten mattresses for 2024 below and discover the perfect mattress for you.

1. Best orthopaedic mattress - Silentnight Ortho Dream Star Miracoil Mattress

Image of the Silentnight Ortho Dream Star Miracoil Mattress on top of a beige storage bed. To the left of the bed is chair and floor length window. To the right of the bed is a bedside table. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £224.95

Firmness: Extra firm

Mattress type: Standard sprung

Review score: 4.6/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 5 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Miracoil spring system provides optimal orthopaedic support
  • Eco comfort technology supplies a cooler sleep
  • Targeted support to heavier areas of your body that need it most
  • Benefit from separate sleeping zones when sharing the bed

A consistent best-seller, the Ortho Dream Star has earned a seat in the Mattress Online hall of fame. Loved by our customers for its ability to provide tailored care for your back and joints, the unique Miracoil spring unit helps to relieve aches and pains while you sleep.

Like it but don’t love it?

Check out our selection of orthopaedic Silentnight mattresses. With a mix of Mirapocket and Miracoil spring systems, you are sure to find the ideal fit for your needs.

2. Best Memory Foam Mattress - Emma Original Mattress

The Emma Original mattress displayed against a white background. The image has two badge overlays for a Which? best buy received in 2021 and the other overlay is a Mattress Online top ten recommended mattresses of 2024 badge

The facts:

Price: From £294.4

Firmness: Medium

Mattress type: Memory foam

Review score: 4.5/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 100 nights

Guarantee: 10 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Airgocell® structure regulates temperature, keeping you cool
  • HRX Supreme™ foam delivers soothing support to your back
  • Exceptional weight distribution properties

The Emma Original Mattress features three layers of foam designed and tested by experts to provide you with a wonderfully indulgent sleep. The Airgocell® foam helps to regulate your temperature while you sleep, so you don't have to worry about overheating in the night. You’ll also benefit from the HRX Supreme™ foam, which adds stability and support to your mattress to help encourage healthy spinal alignment and sleep posture.

Like it but don’t love it?

If you’re searching for a mattress with similar features but prefer a firmer feel, check out the Emma Premium Mattress.

3. Best firm mattress - Sealy Mellbreak Ortho Plus Mattress

Image of the Sealy Mellbreak Ortho Plus Mattress on top of a black fabric bed. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £294.45

Firmness: Firm

Mattress type: Standard sprung

Review score: 4.6/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 5 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Detects changes in pressure and changes support levels accordingly
  • Firm core designed for targeted orthopaedic assistance
  • Secure Edge Guard structure creates a maximised sleep surface

Made with orthopaedic support in mind, the Sealy Mellbreak boasts a multitude of supportive properties. The firm mattress core delivers pressure-relieving care directly to your back, so you can wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day! 

Sleep soundly with Sealy’s PostureTech spring system, built to respond to increased pressure to provide higher levels of support. This allows you to sleep undisturbed even as you move through the night.

Like it but don’t love it?

For a softer feel, look into Sealy’s Eaglesfield Ortho Plus Mattress. Both mattresses have similar benefits with identical PostureTech interiors and excellent orthopaedic support.

4. Best eco-friendly option - Millbrook Wool Luxury 5000 Pocket Mattress

Image of the Millbrook Wool Luxury 5000 Pocket Mattress on top of a beige bed frame. To each side of the bed is bedside table with lamps. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £611.96

Firmness: Soft to medium

Mattress type: Pocket sprung and natural fillings

Review score: 4.6/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 10 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • 5000 pocket springs provide supportive comfort to your body
  • 100% Hampshire fleece wool interior is sumptuously cosy
  • Breathable fillings help to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer

All Millbrook mattresses are made using sustainable and recyclable materials, so you can sleep well knowing your mattress hasn’t cost the earth.

Sourced from their very own farm in Hampshire, the Millbrook Wool Luxury 5000 has a comfort core crafted from fleece wool. Renowned as a natural insulator, wool provides warmth in colder months and keeps you cool during hotter nights. Paired with a high pocket spring count for blissful support, you can’t beat the relaxation provided by Millbrook.

Like it but don’t love it?

Alternatively, if you'd like to stick to the indulgence provided by a Millbrook mattress but at a cheaper price point, consider the Millbrook Wool Luxury 1000 Pocket Mattress.

5. Best luxury mattress - Hypnos Winslow Luxury Wool Mattress

Image of the Hypnos Winslow Luxury Wool Mattress on top of a green bed frame. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £1032.09

Firmness: Medium to firm

Mattress type: Pocket sprung and natural fillings

Review score: 3/5

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 10 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Innovative 6-turn pocket springs that alleviate pressure build-up
  • Plush traceable wool comfort interior
  • Hypnos holds a Royal Warrant for manufacturing high-class and quality products

Treat yourself to a comfort so mesmerising, you’ll never look back. Hypnos are an industry-leading luxury brand, with over a century of experience and are proud owners of the Royal Warrant of Appointment

The Winslow mattress eases strain and pressure around your joints and muscles to provide sleep undisturbed by aches and pains. As the wool fillings are naturally breathable, this mattress will help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Like it but don’t love it?

If you'd like to experience the luxury of a Hypnos mattress but with a softer firmness, you may be interested in the Hypnos Banbury Cotton Comfort Mattress.

6. Best kids mattress - Jay-Be QUEST Q1 Deep e-Spring Childrens Mattress

Image of the Jay-Be QUEST Q1 Deep e-Spring Childrens Mattress against a white background. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £149.95

Firmness: Medium to firm

Mattress type: Standard sprung

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 5 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Smart e-fibres cradle your little ones' unique shape for ultimate comfort
  • Irritation-free sleep due to hypoallergenic materials
  • Open cell structure reduces moisture build-up
  • Manufactured with zero harmful chemicals, keeping your child protected

Growing bodies deserve a comforting place to rest after long days of exploring and learning. This Jay-Be mattress has a core layer crafted from e-Springs that provide soothing full-body support for your child. Your little one will wake feeling refreshed each morning and ready to take on the world!

All Jay-Be mattresses are manufactured with 100% recyclable materials, contributing to a more sustainable and healthy future for your little one.

Like it but don’t love it?

Does your child often sleep on their side? If so, they might be better suited to the Jay-Be QUEST Q2 Deep e-Pocket Childrens Mattress. Similar to the QUEST O1 in many ways but with a softer medium firmness, which is ideal for side sleepers as it promotes effective pressure-relief around their neck and shoulders.

Another avenue you might like to explore would be the Jay-Be Simply Kids Waterproof Mattress. Accidents are bound to happen and the best thing you can do is be prepared for it with a waterproof mattress.

7. Best budget mattress - Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Hybrid Mattress

Image of the Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Mattress against a white background.  Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £199.95

Firmness: Medium

Mattress type: Hybrid

Review score: 4.6/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 10 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Tailored to your body and movement for optimal support
  • Luna Fusion Cool Memory foam is breathable and cooling
  • Surround Support foam encapsulated border gives you a 25% bigger sleep surface

Unlike traditional memory foam, this Luna mattress is designed to offer respite from sleepless nights caused by overheating. The Fusion Cool Gel Memory Foam and breathable layers allow air to flow through your mattress, keeping you cool and refreshed all night long.

Like it but don’t love it?

For a firmer option with a higher spring count check out the Luna Memory 2500 Pocket Hybrid Mattress. This mattress is a great choice if you're wanting to stick to a budget and still reap the benefits of cooling memory foam.

8. Best pillow top mattress - SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Memory Pillow Top Mattress

Image of the SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Memory Pillow Top Mattress on top of a black metal bed frame. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024. Another badge overlay on the image states that this mattress was awarded a Which? best buy in 2022.

The facts:

Price: From £299.95

Firmness: Medium to firm

Mattress type: Hybrid

Review score: 4.7/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 10 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Endorsed by Which? Best Buy in 2021 & 2022
  • Sumptuous pillow top delivers luxurious comfort
  • Completely tailored to your body with responsive support

Taking cloud-like softness to a whole new level, the SleepSoul Space allows you to sink in and forget your worries. Recognised by Which? for its ability to provide a relaxing sleep and wonderful full-body support.

This Sleepsoul mattress features 800 full-sized pocket springs and 1200 mini-pocket springs. Creating a sleep surface that moulds around your body, tuning its support features to match your shape and needs. Treat yourself to a slumber of tailored luxury without sacrificing your budget!

Like it but don’t love it?

If you'd like to explore a softer SleepSoul pillow top mattress consider the SleepSoul Cloud 800 Pocket Memory Pillow Top Mattress

9. Best hybrid mattress - Memory Zone 3000 Pocket Mattress

Image of the Memory Zone 3000 Pocket Mattress on top of a grey metal bed frame. Placed in a room that features art work on the walls and a blue bookshelf. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £293.21

Firmness: Soft to medium

Mattress type: Hybrid

Review score: 4.5/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 5 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Encourages optimal spinal alignment
  • Thermal control foam regulates body temperature
  • Equal weight distribution and full body support with responsive pocket springs

The Memory Zone 3000 brings you the best of both comfort and support. The combination of pocket springs and memory foam creates a mattress that not only offers adaptive support to your back and joints but also delivers blissful comfort. Unwind and sink in as the foam shapes around you, leaving you in a state of tranquillity.

Like it but don’t love it?

Perhaps you’d prefer a firmer hybrid mattress, especially if you like to sleep on your back. Check out the Silentnight Essentials Memory Mirapocket 1000 Mattress for greater support delivered straight to your spine.

10. Best pocket sprung mattress - SleepSoul Comfort 800 Pocket Mattress

Image of the SleepSoul Comfort 800 Pocket Mattress on top of a black metal bed frame. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top ten recommended mattresses of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £179.95

Firmness: Medium

Mattress type: Hybrid

Review score: 4.6/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Trial period: 60 nights

Guarantee: 10 years

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Cradled support around your back, hips and neck
  • Dispels built up pressure on joints, which can help relieve pain
  • Hypoallergenic surface provides a sneeze-free rest

Pocket sprung mattresses are the superior choice, especially with the SleepSoul Comfort 800. Each sturdy spring is designed to fit within its very own fabric pocket. These springs individually react to movement and provide targeted and tailored support to the areas you need it most. This SleepSoul mattress pairs pocket springs with a layer of reflex foam for ultimate cosy comfort.

Like it but don’t love it?

SleepSoul offers a mattress with a similar pocket spring count but a firmer surface. The SleepSoul Super Support 800 Pocket Mattress is a lovely option if you are looking for extra stability and support from your mattress, especially if you sleep on your back.

Top 5 Beds 2024

It's now time to walk through our top five beds for 2024! Read below to discover the bed you've been searching for.

1. Best storage bed - Elle Decoration Model 1 Ottoman Bed Frame

Image of the Elle Decoration Model 1 Ottoman Bed Frame with a mattress, green blanket and pillows on top. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top five recommended beds of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £499

Storage: Yes

Material: Velvet

Review score: 5/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Guarantee: 1 year

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Elegant velvet material available in two colours
  • Slim headboard creates a practical space-saving and sleek finish
  • Ottoman storage space is 29cm deep
  • Easy access to storage with a hydraulic lift system

The Elle Decoration Model 1 Ottoman Bed Frame is essential for anyone who requires extra storage with an elegant finish. The soft-touch velvet material is available in grey and taupe. This adds a neutral touch to your room so you can change up your bedroom decor at any time without worrying about matching it to the bed. 

The most impressive part of this bed is the 29cm deep ottoman storage. Designed to help you organise or store your extra bits and bobs, you’ll be left with a cleaner and happier bedroom environment.

Like it but don’t love it?

Alternative options include the Novo Lottie Fabric Ottoman Bed Frame. Built with the same storage but with a smaller, more compact headboard, the Lottie is ideal for rooms with a lower ceiling

2. Best luxury bed - Silentnight Lilith Upholstered Bed Frame

Image of the Silentnight Lilith Upholstered Bed Frame in grey with a mattress, duvet and pillows on top. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top five recommended beds of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £709

Storage: N/A

Material: Fabric

Additional benefits:

Guarantee: 5 years

What makes it stand out?

  • Fashion-forward panelled and winged headboard
  • Available in three wonderfully stylish colours
  • Soft comfort and support for your head, shoulders and back
  • The bed base can be adjusted to suit your mattress depth

Treat yourself to a fashionable bed frame and be the envy of your friends. Designed with a winged, panelled headboard with cosy cushioning, you can benefit from a frame that both looks good and provides a plush surface to rest against. Choose from a selection of sophisticated woven fabric colours such as sandstone, pebble and light grey.

Crafted from FSC® certified timber, you can rest easy knowing the base of this bed is made from ethically sourced and durable wood. The Lilith includes sturdy slats that promote breathability and can be adjusted to support different mattress depths. This is a bed frame that will stay with you even when you change mattresses.

Like it but don’t love it?

If you’re looking for a more supportive bed frame, you might be interested in the Silentnight Bloomsbury Dusky Pink Velvet Bed Frame. Instead of slats, this bed frame features a sturdy platform base for extra support and is also available with a variety of storage options.

3. Best budget bed - Aspire Ottoman Storage Bed

Image of the Aspire Ottoman Storage Bed with the storage space lifted open showing multiple boxes and pillows fitting within the storage space. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top five recommended beds of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £289.95

Storage: Yes

Material: Fabric

Review score: 4/5

What our customers think:

Additional benefits:

Guarantee: 1 year

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Spacious ottoman storage compartment
  • Zero-strain gas lift mechanism to access storage
  • Classy woven grey upholstery

This Aspire bed comes with a handy ottoman to neatly store away all your things. It even comes fitted with a gas lift mechanism that makes it much easier to access your storage without having to do any heavy lifting.

Like it but don’t love it?

The Hove Metal Bed Frame is another great budget option. Manufactured from a sturdy and durable metal base, you don’t need to fret about it breaking. Our customers have rated the Hove an amazing 4.5/5 stars.

4. Best sofa bed - Novo Aizlewood Sofa Bed

Grey sofa with extended seat cushion that resembles a bed.

The facts:

Price: From £1076

Storage: No

Material: Fabric

Additional benefits:

Guarantee: 1 year

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Ideal for apartment or small space living
  • Pocket sprung construction for extra support
  • Easy to clean fabric, reducing stain build up
  • Plush foam cushions provide soothing pressure relief

Every small living space would benefit greatly from a sofa bed. This two-seater Novo Aizlewood Sofa Bed is ideal for your guests to relax on and easily transforms into a small double bed. 

This sofa requires minimal assembly and is easy to set up. Switching between the two modes is super simple so you’ll never have to stress, strain or sweat. Manufactured from sturdy eucalyptus wood, you can rest assured that you are receiving comforting quality.

Like it but don’t love it?

If you’d like to explore a more modern design, why not check out the Novo Del Rey Sofa Bed. Featuring an easy click mechanism and sleek fabric design, this sofa is an ideal choice for a home office that doubles as a spare room. Available in two wonderful colours with Free Next Day Delivery.

5. Best bed frame - Novo Pandora Fabric Bed Frame

Image of the Novo Pandora Fabric Bed Frame with a duvet, blanket and pillows against a white background. Included in the image is a badge overlay stating that this mattress is one of Mattress Online's top five recommended beds of 2024.

The facts:

Price: From £229

Storage: N/A

Material: Fabric

Review score: 3/5

Additional benefits:

Guarantee: 1 year

Free Next Day Delivery

What makes it stand out?

  • Compact design allows for 'bed in a box' delivery
  • Wonderfully handmade by experts
  • Easy assembly process
  • All pieces fit into the headboard for convenience when moving
  • Timeless tufted design with button detailing

Earning the title of best bed frame on our recommended list for 2024 is no easy feat. The Novo Pandora Bed Frame exceeds all expectations and excels in delivering elegance and supportive comfort. The classic grey fabric exterior of this frame is a practical choice that will match any aesthetic.

Crafted from strong wood to provide a durable and sturdy base to keep you safe, the sprung slats offer a soft base for your mattress with supportive bounce back.

Like it but don’t love it?

If you’d like to explore a wider range of bed frames, we recommend exploring our selection of Novo bed frames.


Purchasing a new mattress or bed can be overwhelming with so many options to choose from, which is why our team at Mattress Online has put a lot of thought and consideration into our top 15 recommendations. We hope we’ve narrowed down your search for a new mattress or bed!

We know it isn't as straightforward as seeing a mattress and buying it, so you might like to explore our advice on selecting the size and firmness best suited to you. We also have advice on finding a mattress based on your sleeping position and even finding the perfect bed frame. So you can make a decision backed by comfort and reassurance that it’ll meet your specific sleep needs.

Maybe you'd prefer to enhance your sleep experience instead? We've got you covered with our bedding collection.