Top 4 Best Hybrid Mattress In The UK 2021

Sleep is very important and if something is preventing you from getting a good rest, maybe it’s time to change your mattress. If that is the case, I’m here to resolve it. Today I’m going to show you some of the best hybrid mattresses that UK stores can offer.

Pocket spring mattresses and their all-foam successors have been around for some time now, but if you are looking for something that brings the best of both together, you can find the answer in a hybrid mattress.

But before getting a closer look, let’s get to know more about hybrid mattresses.

What is a Hybrid Mattress?

These mattresses are made up of layers of supportive foam, cooling gel and strong coiled springs, they offer all the solutions for a good night’s sleep. Layers can include technology to isolate movement, so if your bedmate moves around in the bed at night or gets up early, your sleep won’t be disturbed.

Who is a hybrid mattress good for?

Unless you are someone who enjoys a particularly hard or soft sleep setting, a hybrid mattress is an option for you. That said, your bed is such a sacred space and I very much understand that fact. I consider a hybrid mattress as the Goldilocks of bad situations, they’re great for all kinds of sleepers, whether you prefer slumbering on your front, back or side.

Below I have listed our favourite hybrid mattress models. If you prefer to shop by brand, see my list of the best here:

List of best hybrid mattresses:

1. Simba Hybrid Mattress

simba hybrid mattress

Simba is a very popular online mattress company that started as a thread business. Over the years, they developed mattresses based on data from the feedback of over 10 million sleepers. This knowledge of industry and customer feedback helped them create three incredible mattresses, the Simba Hybrid, Simba Hybrid Pro, and Simba Hybrid Luxe that provides comfort and support to the sleep of their customers.

Construction & Durability

The Simba Hybrid was a trendsetter as it was one of the first bed-in-a-box hybrid mattresses, that combined memory foam with pocket springs. The Simba Hybrid mattress uses five different layers.

First is a hypoallergenic sleep surface designed to promote airflow. Underneath that surface comes a 40mm “Simbatex” comfort layer that mimics latex and maximises cooling. Below this is a layer of 2,500 20mm conical springs that are designed to minimise movement transfer where you feel it whenever someone rolls over next to you. Finally, there is 35mm of memory foam on the support base that’s constructed from 155mm of firmer, more supportive foam.

In total, the mattress is 25cm deep, which will raise you off the bed frame by the same height as a traditional mattress.

To protect your mattress without compromising comfort, Simba recommends you use a breathable cotton mattress protector rather than one made out of polyester. It makes its own protector, which is available starting from £45. Keeping in mind the hygienic factor, Simba Hybrid’s top cover can also and washed on a 40˚C cycle.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

I found that the firmness can change quite drastically throughout the night as the bed warms up and, by the morning, you can feel like you’ve sunk into a giant marshmallow. With the Simba Hybrid, I felt cool and didn’t warm up as much as other mattresses and felt adequately supported throughout the night. After experiencing this mattress I would say that the firmness is medium on this one.

Motion Transfer

The older version of the Simba mattress had exceptionally low motion transfer, but this new revamped version, which focuses much more on improved breathability, does allow some motion to flow.

You shouldn’t be disturbed by your partner too much, but you may feel some minor movements when your partner gets in and out of bed.

For this reason, I would recommend opting for the same mattress with a larger size, like the Simba Hybrid king-size or the Simba Hybrid super-king-size mattress.

Edge Support

Regarding the edge support, the Edge Lift system used in the mattress does a fantastic job and you will get the same performance across all four corners.

My Opinion

If you’re in the market for a “bed-in-a-box” mattress, I can wholeheartedly suggest you buy the Simba Hybrid. Unless you get very warm in bed, in which case you’re best off avoiding memory foam altogether, my only significant criticism is that it lets off a bad plasticky smell for the first few days. At around £1000 for the king-size version, it’s not cheap, but you’ll find a more comfortable hybrid mattress for the same price.

Key Features

  • 2500 Spring Count
  • Warranty: 10-year
  • Trial Period: 100-night trial
  • Price: £589-£1379
  • Great for back and side sleepers

2. Emma Hybrid Mattress

Emma Hybrid
Credit- Emma Mattress

Emma is a mattress in a box company with mattresses made in the UK. They offer three different mattresses: the Emma Original Mattress, Emma Hybrid, and Emma Original Hybrid. Their mattresses are made with high-quality foam (and pocket springs in the hybrid versions) and sporting high marks from happy customers as well.

Construction & Durability

The Emma Hybrid mattress is constructed of four different layers and a fully removable and washable top cover. First comes the top layer of patented Airgocell foam with a depth of 4 cm. This open-pored and breathable foam layer provides comfort and limits motion transfer to a great extent.

Next, a layer of 2000 individually wrapped pocket springs placed deep between two layers of foam provide support.

Below this layer, a viscoelastic memory foam layer is present. This pressure-relieving memory foam layer adapts perfectly to your shape for that body-hugging feel and comfort.

A base layer of supportive HRX foam is present at last. This cold foam base layer adds overall stability and support to the mattress. It also features unique contour zones, enhancing the mattress’s ability to keep your body perfectly aligned for that orthopaedic feel.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

After reviewing the construction of the layers I would now like to share my thoughts on the firmness and feel. From my Emma Hybrid mattress review and research, I would say it is on the firmer side of the scale but the correct word would be medium-firm. This firmness works best for people with differing sleeping preferences as it’s more versatile.

I always recommend trying the mattress out for about 3-4 weeks for your body to adjust to the new mattress and so you can feel all its benefits. Sometimes even longer depending on how long you have been using your current mattress.

Motion Transfer

No review would be complete without a good old fashioned motion transfer test. While this test is useful for all sleepers, it’s especially applicable to those of you planning to share your bed with a partner.

After testing it I felt that the Emma has fairly low motion transfer, which is great news for couples. You’re not likely to feel normal movements and disturbances from across the bed. This means the Emma could be a great pick for lighter sleepers.

Edge Support

If you are an active sleeper and tend to move around a lot throughout the night, you’ll probably want to know what are your chances are of falling off the bed and ending up on the floor. For this, I tested the Edge Support of Emma Hybrid Mattress.

Lying on my back near the edge of the bed, I felt the mattress sloping down from the centre under my body weight. This gave me a strong sense that the softness was carrying all the way from the centre of the mattress to the edge. This means this bed is likely not the best choice for those in need of a firm and structured mattress, nor for couples who share a bed.

My Opinion

The Emma Hybrid is a very welcome addition to Emma’s range of quality mattresses. It’s another great quality mattress from Emma, with a comfortable top layer and great movement isolation. Being softer than some competitors, it’s well suited to side sleepers. There are a few issues, though. It’s not the most supportive under the hips, which might be an issue for back or front sleepers and the edge support isn’t great that either.

Key Features

  • 2000 Spring Count
  • Warranty: 10-year
  • Trial Period: 100-night trial
  • Price: £449-£1329
  • Special cooling memory foam

3. REM-Fit 400 Hybrid Mattress

 rem-fit® 400 hybrid mattress

The REM-Fit 400 Hybrid mattress is a 4 layered design that uses its open-cell memory foam and 2,000 premium pocket springs to provide a temperature-controlled sleep climate. Let’s get into the details of this hybrid mattress.

Construction & Durability

The open-cell memory foam layer is the first layer. Open-cell memory foams are known to be up to thirty times more breathable than regular memory foams. This allows for greater airflow and lets the heat escape, all while providing that cradling and softness. This layer is designed to cradle the shape of your body, providing support and pressure relief around your hips and shoulders.

The pocket spring layer is made out of 2,000 individually wrapped pocket springs, that has a depth of 15cm and can collapse to 4cm under full pressure. This layer provides lower and upper back support while producing a balanced tension across the mattress.

Underneath that layer, we have the edge to edge support layer. This support foam layer encloses the mattress and allows for more support towards the edge. It surrounds the mattress, protecting the sides against wear or sagging. This allows the tension to remain constant across the entire mattress surface.

The fourth and final layer is the dense base layer. This high-density foam layer is the foundation of the mattress. It sits below the spring layer. This layer also provides strength to the mattress, so that you won’t sink to the floor.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

After reviewing the REM-Fit 400, I can classify it as a medium-firm tension mattress and is suitable for all shapes, sizes and sleeping positions.

Motion Transfer

One disadvantage is that this mattress does suffer a little when it comes to limiting vibrations across the surface of the bed. While it is by no means bad in this regard, it comes up short compared to some of its competitors I’ve tested.

Edge Support

The REM-Fit 400 has an edge to edge layer specifically made to prevent sagging around edges and the corners, thus you won’t find any sagging while sleeping at the very edge (if you have to).

My Opinion

The REM-Fit 400 offers many features that are available in more expensive hybrid mattresses. The comfort provided by it is great too and for the price, it offers features like edge to edge support layer and provides great lower and upper back support so that you can sleep peacefully.

Key Features

  • 2000 Spring Count
  • Warranty: 15-year
  • Trial Period: 100-night trial
  • Price: £455-£680
  • Open-cell memory foam

4. Otty Hybrid Mattress

otty original hybrid mattress

The OttyHybrid Mattress is hypoallergenic, comes with a 4 layer design with an added side layer and a knitted cover that makes it even better. Otty is a good budget option while remaining a great competitor on this list. All Otty products are fully compliant with UK fire regulations, while the foams used are tested for quality and reliability and to ensure no harmful chemicals or toxins are present.

Construction & Durability

The Otty Hybrid Mattress uses memory foams, springs and a knitted cover. The knitted cover is made in a pored design, allowing for airflow and breathability through the cover.

Otty designed the mattress with a top cool blue memory foam layer to improve comfort. Regular memory foam has a slow response rate and retains heat from the body. This cool blue memory foam layer is quick to respond to your body and help disperse heat faster.

The second layer is a polyfoam transition layer which enables a smooth flow from the cooling memory foam above to the springs below this transition layer.

The third layer is the enclosed pocket spring layer. With 2,000 enclosed springs in the King size, this layer provides more bounce than regular hybrid’s as it uses 14cm tall springs. Each spring is wrapped individually, allowing them to respond individually when needed.

The fourth layer is the side layer. This layer surrounds the mattress, keeping the springs in place without any sideward movements and creating a solid tension across the surface of the mattress. This added edge support means no sagging or sinking toward the edge of the mattress.

An HD Base foam layer is the last layer that provides a strong and sturdy foundation, ensuring longevity for your mattress. This also provides a solid foundation for the springs, allowing them to function as intended.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

Otty classifies the mattress as medium-firm, giving it a 7 out of 10 (with 10 being the most firm) but I would like to stretch it to a 7.5 (in Otty’s words), it’s certainly firmer than some of the other mattresses like the Emma Hybrid.

Motion Transfer

I did notice a small amount of motion transfer but nothing that disturbed me. If you have a restless partner, this is still a better mattress than many to choose from.

Edge Support

I must say, edge support is very good on the Otty Hybrid. The foam sides of the mattress are robust, which made it possible for me to sleep right up to the very edge without the sides collapsing or sinking too much.

My Opinion

The Otty Hybrid provides an exceptionally supportive sleep surface, with excellent edge support as well as good temperature regulation and motion transfer control. It feels like a luxury offering, but the price tag is actually lesser than all of its rival hybrids. This mattress is on the firmer side, so if you want something softer, you might prefer something other than this. If your budget won’t stretch any further, the Otty Hybrid is an excellent choice.

Key Features

  • 2000 Spring Count
  • Warranty: 10-year
  • Trial Period: 100-night trial
  • Price: £350-£620
  • Temperature regulating memory foam layer

Conclusion:

If you are, I hope, you found it useful and found the mattress you were looking for. But if you don’t like any of these mattresses that’s cool too! Just keep an eye out for the spring count to make sure it’s between 1500-3000, any more or less could make your choice go horribly wrong.

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