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What is a soft single mattress?

This mattress type is defined by its size and tension; below, we talk about the suitability of this mattress and whether it's a viable option for you.

A single mattress

Single mattresses commonly feature in children's rooms where there isn't a requirement for a bigger mattress; unlike most adults, a children's mattress will be occupied by a single sleeper. Alternatively, a single mattress is also ideal for any teenager or adult who sleeps alone and prioritises greater floor space over a larger mattress.

A soft tension

Your stature and sleeping position will determine which mattress firmness you opt for. Softer mattresses, categorised as soft and medium mattresses, are all designed with side sleepers in mind. These mattresses feature a soft sleeping surface that can cushion the hip and shoulder whilst side sleeping. However, as soft tension is the softest mattress we feature, they are best suited for those of a lighter stature. Additionally, if you prefer to alternate between side and front and back sleeping, we recommend a medium firm mattress that conveniently accommodates various positions. The best soft mattress, such as our innovative and premium range, will provide superb hip and shoulder support without compromising the comfort you'd expect from a luxury mattress. A softer mattress isn't recommended for front and back sleepers who require firmer support to distribute weight and provide adequate spinal support.

What types of soft mattresses do our collection consist of?

Consider an open coil mattress

If you're looking for a mattress that is cheap by price and not quality, consider one of our open coil mattresses. These mattresses comprise supportive metal coils wound into springs to form the mattress's core.

Pocket sprung mattress collection

Pocket sprung mattresses are recognised for their tailored support offerings, allowing for an enhanced night's rest. Each spring is encased within a fabric sleeve and functions independently from one another to relieve pressure and provide targeted support.

Memory foam mattresses

Memory foam moulds to the body's contours to provide sumptuous support. Once pressure has been removed from the mattress, it'll revert to its original shape.


For all of the benefits of a memory foam mattress, it's recognised for its heat retention properties and is, therefore, unsuitable for anyone who sleeps hot. If this applies to you, consider a soft memory foam mattress alternative such as our latex range. These mattresses feature a latex core renowned for its elasticity and breathable properties. With our latex range, or gel foam options mentioned below, you can relax knowing your night's rest won't be influenced by the season. Moreover, compared to memory foam, latex mattresses revert to their original shape quicker than the 'sink-in' feeling associated with memory foam.

Gel foam

Similarly to latex, our gel foam mattresses are designed and manufactured to regulate temperature whilst providing body moulding support similar to that of memory foam. These mattresses feature a cooling layer on the surface, allowing you to remain cool and receive sumptuous support and comfort all night.

Shopping with Mattressman

Free delivery

With affordable prices and free next-working-day delivery (08.00 am - 06.00 pm) for all in-stock mattresses, a good night's sleep is just around the corner.

60 - night sleep trial

It's not always easy to settle on the right mattress when purchasing online- you may find you're better suited to a firmer mattress than a soft tension or vice versa. With this in mind, any mattress purchased alongside a mattress protector qualifies for our 60-night sleep trial.

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