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Investing in a luxury mattress? Is an expensive mattress worth it, such as luxury brands like Vispring and Hypnos?

Is a luxury mattress worth it? What a great question.

Our quick answer is, yes.

Here’s our explanation: when you buy cheap, you buy twice. This is true across many of life’s necessary products but a reliable mattress is of the utmost importance as sleep is a basic human need; reviving our energy levels and assisting our physical and mental bodily functions.

You will spend a third of your life asleep in bed so it’s worth investing in a high-quality, luxury mattress to reap the benefits of good sleep and improve your health and wellbeing.

What do I need to know about luxury mattresses?

The general advice about mattresses is to replace them every 6-8 years. The Sleep Foundation says a mattress should be replaced when the following apply:

  • It’s 6-8 (or more) years old
  • It’s negatively affecting your sleep
  • It’s noticeably damaged in certain areas
  • You regularly wake up with joint or muscle stiffness

Other organisations, like The National Bed Federation (NBF), suggest replacing your mattress every 7 years. Click here to watch a short video highlighting the signs your mattress may no longer be benefiting you.

Now, when it comes to luxury mattresses, such as a Vispring mattress or a Hypnos mattress, the guidelines change.

Our luxury mattresses come with a guarantee of 10 years (for a Hypnos mattress) and up to 30 years (for a Vispring mattress). This extraordinary pledge gives our customers the confidence to invest in a high quality, luxury mattress, comfortable in the knowledge that these mattresses are long-lasting and built to provide comfort and durability for many, many years.

And that’s not all, a luxury mattress means so much more than a perfect night’s sleep.

What to expect from a luxury mattress like a Vispring mattress and a Hypnos mattress

The generous guarantees with a Vispring mattress and a Hypnos mattress is a reflection on the following elements:

1. British Craftsmanship

The British bed making skills of Vispring mattresses and Hypnos mattresses have been perfected over the last century.

Each Vispring mattress is handcrafted in-house at their workshop in Plymouth. Manufacturing is never subcontracted to another UK factory or overseas. Unlike mass-produced mattresses, Vispring mattresses are hand crafted from the nesting of pocket springs, to hand teasing the deep upholstery to hand side stitching at the edges, providing luxury, extra support and greater comfort. It is a technique that takes years to master and it safeguards the 30 year guarantee they are famous for, making Vispring mattresses one of the most durable and comfortable on the market.

Hypnos have been perfecting the art of making luxury mattresses since the Edwardian days. They have over 100 years of bed-making experience and insight into a great night’s sleep. Their master craftsmen use traditional skills that have been passed down through the generations. The Hypnos commitment to delivering a deep, rejuvenating night’s rest, has helped create healthy lives for thousands of customers across the world.

2. High quality, sustainably-sourced materials

The quality of materials in a luxury mattress will be high quality, and Vispring and Hypnos both pride themselves on using natural, sustainably-sourced, breathable and traceable materials in their mattresses, found in the fillings and upholstery.

Vispring looks to the natural world to create ultimate luxury and comfort. They use wool, silk, bamboo, horsetail or cotton to provide a soft, breathable, hypo-allergenic and fully biodegradable mattress.

A luxury mattress should come with integrity. Vispring proved their commitment to sustainability by working with the Shetland Wool industry, purchasing a substantial amount of each year’s clip. Every fleece is responsibly sourced and sheared from sheep with no harm done. Wool is recognised as one of the finest components for bed upholstery and with over a quarter of UK Shetland Wool ring fenced for Vispring production, it’s clear an investment in a Vispring mattress will bring softness and support from a sincere and honourable source, to your bed.

Hypnos have a long-standing ethical approach to every aspect of bed making and believe the perfect night’s sleep starts by using the finest and sustainable materials. Hypnos uses up to 8 fleeces in every mattress which is 100% traceable to British Red Tractor assured farms. Their partnership with Red Tractor ensures materials are responsibly sourced and produced to high standards. Every part of the wool’s supply chain is robustly audited; from the collection to washing, to the combing of the wool and finally its delivery to the Hypnos factory in Buckinghamshire.

This process allows Hypnos to deliver comfort with integrity, a vital component in a luxury mattress.

3. Unique pocket spring systems

Manufacturers of cheap mattresses will often buy their springs off-the-shelf, meaning there isn’t much difference between the various brands. Vispring and Hypnos each use a high quality pocket spring system that provides excellent support and can be tailored to you with different gauges of wire and mattress tensions.

Vispring pioneered the pocket spring back in 1901. Their luxurious handmade mattresses were commonplace in the finest homes throughout the country due to this unique spring system that could guarantee long-lasting comfort.

Vispring’s pocket spring mattresses are handcrafted using individual calico pocket springs. Each vanadium spring is used to respond and contour to your body shape, offering full support and comfort. They display strength and flexibility and mould your mattress to your body. This level of support is unmatched and creates luxury mattresses that will preserve your comfort for many years to come.

Hypnos are also masters when it comes to pocket spring mattresses. Hypnos uses unique ReActive™ pocket springs which have up to 10 active turns, and the patented UltraSens™ pocket springs which have up to 17 active turns. The more active turns in a single continuous pocket spring, the greater its ability to sense the exact comfort and support requirement you need.

The Hypnos pocket springs also create a “bellows-like” effect that moves cool air around the mattress. This extra breathability ensures better ventilation, helping to reduce moisture and maintain a comfortable body temperature for a relaxing sleep.

A pocket spring mattress can be a large investment. However, as a mattress is considered one of the most important pieces of furniture in our homes, pocket springs are a better choice. Not only does each pocket spring move individually of the other springs, allowing for much better support and comfort, it also means that movement of the mattress is restricted. This is great for couples as you won’t feel each other’s movements during the night.

Pocket Sprung Mattress feature

4. Commitment to sustainability

At snuginteriors we’re committed to working with bed manufacturers who maintain strong efforts to be sustainable.

For Vispring, it’s clear to see that sustainability is at the core of everything they do. They use only the finest natural materials and have done so for over 120 years. They use unbleached cotton calico to encase their springs and pure fleece wool in every Vispring mattress - every material they use is natural.

Buying a luxury mattress normally means investing in a product that will last, and its impact on the environment is minimal as it spends most of its life in use. However, when it is time to replace your Vispring mattress, your old one is 100% recyclable at the end of its life.

Vispring acknowledges the role they play in using the planet’s resources and have committed to significantly reducing their carbon footprint by the end of 2022, with a goal of being carbon neutral at their Plymouth factory by 2025.

At Hypnos, sustainability is at the heart of everything they do. In the past decade they became the world’s first carbon neutral bedmaker, and in 2020 they won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. They are the only bedmaker to have held the title of ‘carbon neutral’ since 2011.

Hypnos pride themselves on using natural and sustainable materials, such as wool, cotton, flax and hemp. They work in partnership with farmers to ensure the materials are traceable and certified to their origins. Their exclusive, first-of-its-kind, partnership with Red Tractor means they source British wool from Red Tractor’s assured farms, that is traceable and certified. By investing in a world class Hypnos mattress you can sleep easy, knowing you have contributed to the progression of the British farm industry.

Hypnos also works with the Better Cotton Initiative and CottonConnect to ensure traceability within their cotton supply chain.

5. Chemical-free mattresses

A luxury mattress, such as those from Vispring and Hypnos, will be free of chemicals. Luxury bed brands invest in using the finest natural (and sustainable) materials. Their mattresses are breathable, hypo-allergenic and regulate body temperature.

All Vispring mattresses are made from natural materials. They are free of plastic, polyester, foam or other man-made products or chemicals that are often found in mattresses that have been mass-produced to be cheaper.

Vispring pride themselves on the high quality of the Shetland wool they fill their mattresses with. As wool is naturally fire-resistant, unlike foam or other synthetic products, there is no need for them to use toxic chemicals within their mattresses. When you invest in a Vispring mattress, your health, wellbeing and safety are all taken care of.

All Hypnos mattresses have been free of chemical-based foams for over 12 years. All their new mattress designs (see Origins collection) also include a FR chemical free sleeping surface.

Hypnos’ reputation as the most comfortable bedmaker in the world comes from using the finest natural materials in their mattresses, plus sustainable and low carbon materials.

6. Commitment to local communities

Vispring is the first UK bedmaker to be granted the prestigious Woolmark quality assurance certification. With this they have nurtured a long-standing fair-trade policy with the Shetland Wool industry. This initiative helps keep the traditional process and trade of sheep shearing alive and the farmers can thrive.

The Vispring commitment to buying local and not from overseas ensures this ancient practice is preserved for more generations.

Hypnos is a responsible bedmaker. Their sustainable approach to buying cotton and wool ensures your mattress is made to a high standard and also gives the farmers a fair price, so they can invest in a sustainable, reliable future.

Their partnership with Red Tractor means you know you have invested in a high quality mattress as well as supported the British farm industry. Red Tractor is the UK’s biggest farm and food standards scheme, monitoring the full farm supply chain including animal welfare, traceability and environmental protection.

Is an expensive mattress worth it?

So, there you have it, an in-depth look into the benefits of investing in a luxury and expensive mattress.

  • Support local communities and animal welfare
  • Invest in traditional British craftsmanship and keep these practices alive
  • Sleep on the finest natural materials to support your health and wellbeing
  • Rest easy on the latest pocket spring technology, designed to offer you maximum comfort
  • Buy a mattress that hasn’t caused the Earth to suffer from it’s production

And don’t just take our word for it. Read these glowing reviews about the astonishing comfort that comes from one of our mattresses.

If you have any further questions and are interested in the Vispring and Hypnos brands, please call us or visit our showroom. Our expert team will be happy to help you find the right mattress for your sleep requirements.

Posted by Charlotte Symondson
24th October 2022

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