Simba hybrid mattress review

Switching from a memory foam mattress to a Simba hybrid mattress

We’ve had a memory foam mattress for a number of years now, and it was creeping close to reaching its end of life. Mattress technology has moved on a lot since 2017, when we first got our memory foam mattress. Memory foam mattresses were known to retain heat, causing you to overheat when sleeping. Thankfully, we never had this issue with ours but we were ready to try the next generation of hybrid mattress from Simba.

See how we got on switching from a memory foam mattress to a hybrid mattress.

What is a hybrid mattress?

Also known as a combination mattress, a hybrid mattress merges the support of pocket springs with either foam, latex or gel. The combination draws from the benefits of each material creating a mattress that offers the best of both worlds – the bounce and durability of a traditional sprung mattress and the adaptive comfort of foam.

Simba Mattress review

The Simba Hybrid Mattress

Made in the UK, the Simba mattress is delivered boxed with easy-to-carry handles. It’s shrink-wrapped and uses minimal packaging, all of which is recyclable. The mattress was easy to unroll and we left it on our bed to expand to it’s full size. It can take up to 72 hours for the mattress to expand fully but you can sleep on it in as little as 3-6 hours. As with most new mattresses, there is a slight “new foam” smell but I didn’t think it was particularly strong and we left our windows open to air the mattress as much as possible.

simba mattress box

One of the things I noticed about the hybrid mattress compared to our memory foam one is how much lighter it is. It was difficult to move our memory foam one but the hybrid mattress has been much easier to handle and you rotate this every three months rather than flipping. You also get an email reminding you when its time to turn your mattress which is a lovely touch.

The Simba Hybrid original has 5 layers:

  • Soft breathable cover that’s easy to unzip and pop in the wash
  • Simbatex® foam layer – extra deep, graphite-infused, open structure foam layer, for extra elasticity and cushioning.
  • Aerocoil® springs – 2,500 conical micro springs, designed to compress in response to your body, improving support and limiting motion transfer
  • Core foam layer – Thick, open structure, CertiPUR® foam layer aids structural support and airflow
  • Zoned CertiPur® foam base – with 9 different support zones to support parts of the body with specific needs, such as wider, heavier areas like hips and shoulders

simba hyrbid mattress

How did we sleep?

We’ve been sleeping on our new Simba mattress for around a month now and whilst it took a few days for us to get used to the new mattress, we’ve both found it to be really comfortable. The hybrid mattress technology in Simba mattresses is designed to be suitable for all, regardless of their shape, size or sleeping style. My husband is 6ft 1” and sleeps on his front, whereas I am 5ft 3” and a side sleeper and we’ve both felt well-supported in bed. We also don’t feel each other moving around during the night due to the combination of foam and springs minimising motion transfer. This is a bonus as my husband is a light sleeper and tends to move around a lot.

Would we recommend a Simba Hybrid Mattress?

In short, yes. Compared to our old memory foam mattress, it’s more comfortable and we have slept better. It’s also much lighter and easier to rotate. The mattress arrives within days of ordering, delivery is free, and there is a 200-night trial, so if for whatever reason you’re not happy, they will come and collect it free of charge. Simba mattresses also have a 10-year guarantee. If it fails within that time, they will replace it with a new one.

I am so pleased we switched from a memory foam mattress to a hybrid, I don’t think we will ever go back! It’s no wonder Simba have over 300,000 5-star reviews and won over 60 awards.

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