Bed Speed Dating Event?! – How To Choose A Silentnight Beds Mattress

Bed Speed Dating Event by Silentnight

So, this is one of my most exciting posts to date! I got invited to be a part of the Silentnight Beds world’s first ‘Bed Speed Dating’ Event. This is part of the new Choices campaign that Silentnight are running. The aim of this campaign is to spread the news that everyone is different when it comes to sleeping. One size or style of mattress doesn’t suit everyone. This event allowed fellow bloggers and members of the public to join in and find their perfect bed match. I invited my friend Jess to come and join me and we had such a fun day out! We were offered the chance to try an array of mattresses from Silentnight, pillows and storage units from divans to ottomans.

“Would I really turn down an event that allows me to go around sleeping on different beds for an hour or two?!”

I have to be honest, I was never clued up on mattresses before I picked my current mattress. I purchased mine over a year ago when I moved into my new house, and I wish I had been to this event first! So, before getting into the post, I highly recommend seeking some expert advice from sales advisors at Silentnight showrooms. Especially if you don’t know what type of mattress you require.

Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic at the Silentnight Beds event with Silentnight mascot toy and 'The Caring One' mattress

How Did The Event Work?

We rotated around the stand set up in the Trafford Centre, in Manchester. There were 8 beds on offer for us to trial. We were given a brief description on each bed, such as, what material it’s made from, and what type of person may like the bed. We then had to give each bed a score out of 10, and this was such a tough choice!

Blogger Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic with Silentnight Beds mascot. The event is at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK.
Lifestyle Blogger, Jennifer Lam, from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic with fellow bloggers at the Silentnight Beds event at the Trafford Centre

“Essentially, I spent the day in a dressing gown and slippers. I couldn’t think of a better event to be invited to!”

What Bed Did I Not Rate Highly? 

I rated ‘The Supportive One’ the lowest, with a score of 5/10. This was the Eco Comfort Miracoil Ortho bed. The firmness rating on this bed was ‘extra firm‘. I tend to be a side-sleeper and I love mattresses that are soft, but yet firm to support my spine whilst I sleep. This means I tend to go for beds that are ‘medium soft’ or ‘medium firm’. However, anything outside of these two ratings, I tend to not be so keen on. I found this bed to be too solid for my liking, and hence I did not rate it highly.

Did I Come Across Any Interesting Beds?

‘The Responsible One’ is the first environmentally-friendly bed I’ve ever tried. The concept behind this bed, is that they use recyclable materials likes plastic bottles to produce the bed. Most notably, this bed is also 100% recyclable when the bed comes to the end of its cycle. The bed is a medium-firm, so for those who prefer more support when they sleep, but yet the bed has an added softness to it, this bed is perfect for you. If you’re looking for this mattress, it’s called the Eco Comfort Pocket 1200.
'The Responsible One' eco-friendly mattress from Silentnight Beds on display for bloggers like The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic to try at the Trafford Centre
For those who get a little hot and bothered, ‘The Dynamic One’ may be the one for you. It’s the Geltex Pocket Ultra 3000 mattress. It is medium-soft on firmness rating and has a mirapocket support system. It also contains Geltex and Ultraflex bed filling, which is a great combination. Furthermore, the Geltex offers breathability to prevent overheating, this allows you to have a cooler night’s sleep. The mattress would be especially useful for those in warmer countries or those who tend to get really hot when they sleep. The Ultraflex is made up of 1000 tiny springs, that provides great, luxury support while you sleep.

What Was My Favourite Bed?

‘The Dependable One’ has to be my absolute favourite. From the moment I laid eyes on the bed, I was in love with it. The bed is a Latex Pocket 2000 mattress, which is rated as medium-soft. On the top of the bed, it’s made of latex, which adds a little extra comfort to the mattress. Therefore, as I’m a side-sleeper, this bed is perfect for me. The softness of the bed means my body moulds into the mattress and the mirapocket spring system means I get the support I need.

Lifestyle Blogger Jennifer Lam from The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic with her favourite bed at the Silentnight Beds event at the Trafford Centre

The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic at the Silentnight Beds event. She has found her favourite mattress at the event named 'The Dependable One'.

In Conclusion…

I hope you enjoyed today’s exciting post on the Bed Speed Dating event with Silentnight Beds! It was such an exciting experience working with the biggest brand so far since I started blogging. I genuinely felt like I finally got my little blog out there and I’m starting to get recognised as being a Lifestyle Blogger. I have all of my wonderful readers to thank for helping me get here!

So, if you’re here reading this post, thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time out of your day to read this!


If you would like to see how I did my makeup on this event, you can check out my foundation routine here and my mascara routine here.
To follow Silentnight Beds on their current campaign, make sure you follow the hashtag #SleepYourWay on Instagram.


A massive thank you to Smoking Gun PR for inviting me along to the event. Blog post is not sponsored by Silentnight. All opinions disclosed in this post are my own honest opinions.


  1. March 16, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of bed speed dating, but I know it’s something I would love to be part of, especially since I’m picky with my bed’s XD. The concept is pretty cool, and you can save a lot of trouble by being able to spend more time with the mattress up front! Oh man, I would probably rate “The Supportive One” the same because I hate solid beds, haha. Medium-soft beds are the best! Glad you took part of this event!

    • March 18, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      I think it’s the first concept that has ever been done, so it was definitely a unique event! I can guarantee after this event, you’d be even more picky haha! The various materials will have your brain in a pickle over which you find better and which you don’t like at all! Yes that’s definitely true, nothing worse than buying a mattress without trialing everything else available first. At least it isn’t just me, I don’t think I could get comfortable in it haha! Thank you so much! ????

  2. March 16, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    This is a cool idea ???? nice read x

  3. March 18, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    This event sounds like paradise. I’m with you! I like mine medium firm (I think). Not too hard but I hate soft ones. I’m so fussy with my mattress but I know next to nothing about them. This was really interesting x


    • March 18, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      It really was, the dream event haha! I’m exactly the same, I didn’t know how fussy I was until I tried all 8 beds, but definitely a great experience. Thank you so much lovely!x

  4. March 18, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    That sounds like my type of event lol I wish I could change my mattress as they really make a difference but they are sooo expensive I can’t afford it for the moment 🙁 hopefully when I move I’ll be able to change 🙂


    • March 18, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Aww that’s true, but when you finally get a new mattress, I’m sure it’ll feel insane! At least you’ll have something to look forward to when you move ☺️

  5. March 18, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    This is so cute! What a fun event–looks like there were plenty of snooze-worthy spots to choose from. Also congrats on the event, that’s so huge!

  6. sharnahsblog
    March 18, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    Brilliant post Jenny! I can imagine this was really fun, when I go to furniture shops I also want to get in all of the beds haha ???? I am quite a fussy sleeper and I do notice if other people mattresses are not as soft but I didn’t think there would be so happy different types to chose from to cater for everyone so this is amazing!! Well done on another amazing opportunity! Xxx

    • March 19, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you Sharnah! Haha it really was and I’m the same, the temptation is so real ???? I’m exactly the same, it’s so annoying because I wish I was the type of person who could sleep anywhere and be comfortable ???? thank you so much lovely! ☺️xxx

  7. Bexa
    March 19, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity! Spending the day in a dressing gown and slippers testing beds is my kinda event ha ha! ???? I love the bed names too, it all sounds really fun! Thanks for sharing your day Jenny ???? xx

    Bexa |

    • March 19, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Haha definitely, it was great fun! The naming of the beds was done so well haha, especially the Dependable one because it really is Dependable ???? thank you for reading Bexa! ☺️xx

  8. March 19, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    This is new and must have been a fun event. I’m a clean freak so I probably would’ve been real cautious especially because of bed bugs, BUT putting that aside this would be so fun to get to experience the feels of different beds. Well I guess that’s where the robe comes in right? Pretty smart idea lol. I’m in need of a new mattress so now I’m literally looking up this place!

    • March 19, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Haha it definitely was! I think they may have been brand new mattresses if I’m not mistaken, as I saw a timelapse they uploaded on their social media of them un-packaging the beds for the event, otherwise I’m a bit of a clean-freak as well haha! It was certainly an interesting event, because I don’t think I’ve ever sampled so many beds haha! I hope you find something you like and thank you for reading! ☺️

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