​Slumberland Naturals: Showcasing our New Plant-Based and Wool Mattress Collection

Posted by Gemma Henry - Content Lead on 22nd May 2024

​Slumberland Naturals: Showcasing our New Plant-Based and Wool Mattress Collection

At Bensons, we’re really excited to reveal our new and improved range of Slumberland Natural mattresses. Our Slumberland brand embraces the use of products that successfully combine the high-quality materials, options to suit all budgets, needs and preferences, as well as the ultimate in comfort and support. And all of this comes at a very competitive price point too.

The updated Naturals mattress Collection uses a blend of recycled, natural and organic materials. Each mattress is handmade to order in our Kitemark approved factory in the UK too. Scroll on to learn more about the product updates and why one of the mattresses in this collection might just be the sleep solution you’ve been waiting for.

Slumberland Naturals Mattresses: What’s Changed?

Those of you who are familiar with our Slumberland Naturals mattress range might be wondering what’s changed. So, without further ado, here just a few examples of the key updates we’ve made to their design and makeup:

  • More springs. We’ve increased the number of springs included in each and every one of our natural mattress collection.
  • We’ve upgraded the fillings. In a bid to give you better value for money when buying a mattress and improving the comfort levels at the same time, we’ve upgraded the fillings used within our mattress range.
  • The collection now appeals to more people. The Naturals mattresses are now suited to a much wider scope of customers and sleep needs thanks to the updated fillings. For example, we’ve added wool to some of the mattresses to ensure that the mattresses are suited to every season. We’ve also added latex to some of the models to enhance the pressure relieving qualities of the mattresses.

There are a number of other tweaks and changes we’ve made to their makeup, but those listed above are the main takeaways. Discover more about the new and improved Naturals mattress collection below.

What are Slumberland Naturals Mattress Fibres Made From?

PlThe slumberland Plant-based mattress on a grey divan bed in a modern minimalist bedroom

There are a number of carefully curated materials that make up the filling of our newly improved Slumberland Naturals collection.

By working very closely with our suppliers in Cumbria, we developed a special blend of natural fibres. The materials used to create the fibres used while creating these mattress types include organic cotton, organic flax, bamboo and Tencel.

Here’s a little more info about each of the different materials used within the organic fibres used in our mattresses.

1. Organic cotton

Cotton fibres derived from cotton shrubs can be spun into a yarn or thread. These are then used to make soft, breathable and durable textiles – just about the perfect choice for the Slumberland Naturals mattress collection. We’ve also been very specific while sourcing our cotton. The one used in this particular mattress range is GOTS-approved (That’s Global Organic Textile Standard). This basically translates to it meeting the worldwide organic textile processing standard which extends to the ecological and social criteria demands throughout the entirety of the supply chain.

2. Organic flax

Flax is also known as linseed. It is a flowering plant from which flax fibres can be extracted from the stem and spun to produce textiles. Flax is actually widely believed to be stronger than cotton. It’s also anti-bacterial, breathable and hypoallergenic making it a great choice for allergy sufferers.

What’s more, flax is also a natural insulator and capable of releasing excess humidity.This makes it an ideal material when it comes to temperature regulating too!Our organic flax is also GOTS-approved.

3. Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. This makes it extremely renewable as it’s super-quick to replenish crops. Furthermore, bamboo is known to be both breathable and hypoallergenic. It’s even renowned for its temperature regulating capabilities and its absorbency. As such, it can absorb moisture from your skin while you sleep to help leave you feeling dry and comfortable during the night.

4. Tencel

Tencel™ fibres are made from sustainably sourced natural raw wood materials. These are chipped and pulped, then weaved, to create textiles. Tencel production processes are refined to minimise their environmental impacts too. It’s created through a process that reuses all of the water and organic solvents lending to its closed loop production.

Tencel is gentle on skin, and also has efficient moisture management. It’s actually 50% more absorbent than cotton which contributes to its breathability and helps to reduce the build-up of bacteria in your mattress.

What Other Materials are Used in this Mattress Collection?

The Slumberland Premium wool mattress on a dark charcoal grey divan bed in a contemporary bedroom

In the makeup of this mattress you’ll find an amalgamation of any of the following materials:

  • Wool. Wool is one of the most widely used natural fibres. It’s got great temperature regulating and anti-allergenic properties. It’s also a sustainable, renewable and biodegradable material too. And all this whilst being naturally flame resistant. We’ve added a durable ‘all seasons’ wool layer to our Naturals mattresses to help keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  • Latex. Latex is a popular material when it comes to mattress making thanks to its elasticity and durability. These features mean that latex is a material that is able to deliver excellent pressure relieving resilient support.It adapts to your body’s unique contours and helps to promote optimum spinal alignment.
  • Truecomfort. Our specially developed truecomfort quilted sleep surface is derived from truecomfort fibres to help the environment and provide great support and comfort while you’re dreaming big. Truecomfort fibres are 75% recycled PET plastic in their makeup.

Not all of the mattresses contain all of the materials mentioned here and other materials also feature in the makeup. Check the individual mattress product descriptions to see which ones are included in your preferred choice.

What About the Pocket Springs?

The Ultimate wool mattress on a light grey divan bed base set in a bedroom against a dark grey feature wall

In the Slumberland Naturals mattress range, we used a combination of micro pocket spring, full-height pocket springs, and dynamic perimeter edge springs.

Our full-height mattress springs are produced right here in the UK and they contain around 15 - 20% recycled steel content. Each of the full height pocket springs are wrapped in their very own flexible, breathable fabric pocket. Why? Well, this helps to minimise motion transfer and thus the likelihood of your bed sharing partner disturbing your sleep.

Then there’s the dynamic edge springs. These make up the outer two rows of springs within the mattress are enhanced to extend the comfort life of the Naturals collection. This added edge support and durability reduces roll off - that’s the likelihood that you’ll roll off your mattress and it’s supporting bed frame and land on the floor with a bump in the night – and optimises the sleep surface right to the edge of the mattress.

Finally, we come to those micro pocket springs. These are handy as they can react perfectly to the unique contours of your body. Having an increased responsiveness in your support system can enhance comfort and durability while improving air circulation within your mattress.

About the New Naturals Mattresses

In the new range of Slumberland mattresses we have three mattress models to choose from. These are:

The Plant-Based Luxe Mattress

A visual breakdown of the different materials used in the plant-based slumberland mattress

This plant-based mattress boasts a total of 1850 dual layer pocket springs. This combination of 800 mini and 1050 full height pocket springs work together to adapt individually to body movement to deliver a premium responsive support system while you sleep.

Also in there, you’ll find that special blend of natural fibres we mentioned earlier. And all of this is encased in a Tencel super soft-touch, stretch-knit cover that is gentle on skin and helps to provide natural antibacterial allergy protection. Then there’s the truecomfort fillings of the quilted, stretch-knit sleep surface that should keep you comfy in bed night after night.

The Wool Premium Mattress

A visual breakdown of the materials used in making the premium wool mattress

Next up we have the wool premium mattress which – as the name suggests – incorporates the use of wool. This model has a total of 2550 dual layer pocket springs that is made up from a combination of 1500 mini and 1050 full height pocket springs. Again, all of these mattress pocket springs work together to adapt independently to body movement and deliver a premium responsive support system.

The wool helps to provide comfort for allseasons.It’sluxuriously soft, breathable and durable to help you sleep warmer in winter and cooler in summer. The Naturals Wool Premium mattress also uses our special blend of natural fibres, the Tencel super soft-touch, and the truecomfort fillings of the quilted, stretch-knit sleep surface.

The Wool Ultimate Mattress

A visual breakdown of the materials used in the various layers to make the Wool Ultimate mattress

Finally, we have the Wool Ultimate mattress which is made up of a total of 3050 dual layer pocket springs. This combination of 2000 mini and 1050 full height pocket springs provide a premium responsive support system that is conducive to a better night’s sleep.

This mattress is also the only one in the collection that uses latex within the combination of fillings. Againthere’s some lovely wool in there to help provide comfort for every Great British season of the year.Alongside this is our special blend of natural fibres, the Tencel super soft-touch, and the truecomfort fillings of the quiltedsleep surface too.

All of these materials work together to help keep you warm or cool, dry, comfortable, and supported while you sleep so that you can wake feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.

Are These Mattresses Available with Bed Frames as a Set?

Absolutely! Our Slumberland Naturals mattresses are also available in our Slumberland bed and mattress sets too. So, if you’re looking for a whole new bedroom set up, this could be ideal for you.

With a choice of bed colours ranging from grey and beige to green, blue, and more options, you’re sure to find a colour that suits your design aesthetic. The divan bed base is also available on glides or legs. And you’ll even be able to choose your storage options from a full ottoman, 2 drawers, 4 drawers, or 2 large drawers (at the foot end of the bed) and 2 smaller drawers (at the head of the bed) to allow space to have bedside tables pushed right up against the sides of your bed. This is ideal when space is tight as so often is the case in modern homes.

Explore the entire collection of Slumberland beds and mattresses online and find your ideal sleep solution today, or pop into your local store to see these products in the flesh. You could even have a go on our SleepPro machine to find your perfect mattress match in terms of comfort and support too. Win-win.

What Comfort Ratings are Available?

At Bensons, we understand that when it comes to comfort, there isn’t a one-size fits all solution. And so, each of these mattresses are available in either two or three comfort ratings so that you can find your ideal fit.

The Plant-Based Luxe mattress is the only member of the Naturals collection that is available in three different comfort ratings. These are: medium, firm, and extra-firm.

The Wool Premium mattress is available in two firmness ratings: medium and firm.

The Wool Ultimate mattress is also available in two firmness ratings: medium and firm.

Medium mattresses are generally suited to those who prefer to sleep on their side, while firm mattresses are a great choice for front (or tummy) and back sleepers. If you want to learn how to choose a mattress based on your preferred sleep position, we’ve got a blog post dedicated to it.

Once in a while, you’ll also come across someone who does prefer extra-firm too. And at Bensons for Beds, we aim to cater for every sleep preference.

Slumberland Naturals Mattresses: Our Conclusion

We’re confident that this collection offers an innovative sleep solution for a wide range of needs. Whether you’re suffering with seasonal allergies, or frequently find you get too hot in summer and too cold in winter in bed, our Slumberland mattresses have designed to combat these common sleep complaints.

What’s more, these mattresses from the Slumberland brand also have excellent pressure-relieving properties to ensure you stay comfy in bed for longer. Tailor your firmness to your preferences and shop for mattress sizes single right up to super king size.

When it comes to UK-made mattresses, this collection is one that we’re genuinely proud of. Shop wool or plant-based mattresses created right here in the UK today.

Gemma Henry
Content Lead
Gemma finds sleep fascinating and describes the discovery aspect of her role as eye-opening. Her keen eye for detail and dedication to thorough research ensures that Bensons customers get the informative sleep-based advice they're looking for.
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