We went to John Lewis and bought a part-sprung, part memory foam mattress that has been sensational. It is less hot than complete memory foam. However top of the range is basically a Vi-Sprung bed at about £2000-ish, I believe. Also consider getting a superking if you have the space - this is equivalent to having two singles side by side in terms of width, and you can reall spread out.
My DH has a bad back so a few years ago we splashed out on Tempur memory foam matress and base. It was bloody expensive but it has made a huge amount of difference to his back health, which is much improved. There are other memory foam mattresses available at less of a premium, but do try out different ones as some are good and some are rubbish. There's quite a good site here
Dunlopillo mattress. It will cost you a fortune but will last you forever. Not sure which one we have - it was the top of the range firm one when we bought it (and I can't check as the cats are still asleep on the bed ). It was either the Celesete or the Firm rest that we got - have a look here
We found it a bit firm the first couple fo nights but since then couldn't imangine sleeping on anything else. In fact, the only problem is that we get backache when sleeping on softer beds on holiday!
For maximum benefit, buy a bed with a really good slatted base. Some lovely beds can be found here: wildwood. Unfortunately, it is not easy to navigate: roll your cursor over Bedrrom furniture and it will come up with a pciture and a link. Then roll your cursor over any of the beds you like to link thorugh to more detailed picures. We have a super king size oak bed in our bed room and this one plus the wardrobe in the spare bedroom. I have always really liked this one: the slats in the frame are side on, so they "move" as you walk around the bed.
Unfortunately, the links with the prices don't seem to be working at the moment, so you would need to contact the showroom to confirm prices.
Ooh thank you - going to check this thread out properly shortly.
All I can say is tha tour previous mattress also cost a fortune ( about £1.5k if I remember rightly) but now 10 yrs on its gone all soft and saggy. Probably our fault for not looking after it properly as we didn't turn it/air it regularly but still........
Another vote for Vi-Spring (or the John Lewis own brand made by Vi-Spring which may be a little cheaper). Vi-Spring beds are always on special offer around sale time, so if you can manage until January ... Our Vi-Spring has lasted us 26 years - still comfortable, but we are considering replacing it at last.
i had a really bad car crash years ago and as a result have got some disc damage. Couldnt find a bed to suit until i bought my Kingsdown. It was £2,200 but worth every penny. You lie on a mattress and they take your weight and body contours and then pick the correct mattress for you or both you and partner. The service i have had from them is superb. Initially i was sent an old model( i dont mean soiled or anything and the mattress indented slightly). The MD of this superb american company came out to my house and immediately replaced it with their brand new model with sincere apologies. It has a definite 10 year guarantee for virtually anything... worth the investment.
the kingsdown mattress doesnt make you hot like the memory foam one can. This one takes the heat away from you which at my time of life had been a life saver It is pocket sprung and does not have to be turned. The mattress weighs 14 stone and is about 14 inches thick. I have had to get deep fitted sheets specialy to fit it. but worth it