Simba Sleep Hybrid Mattress Review 2024

Selecting the right mattress is crucial for your overall health and well-being. With the huge number of options available on the market today, navigating through the terminology and features can be overwhelming. After being offered the opportunity to review a Simba Sleep Hybrid mattress I felt like a weight off my mind was lifted as I didn’t have to worry about doing all the research and decision making. Howver after having what I can only describe as some of the best nights sleep I have ever had I started thinking about what actually makes for a good mattress. I figured that in order to do the mattress justice I ought to actually do some research and put together a guide which will help others solve their sleep issues. 

Hybrid mattresses cater to a wide range of sleepers. They offer a balanced combination of support and comfort, making them suitable for various sleeping positions and body types. This means you do not have to think about all of the different factors which come in to decison making and just need to look forward to getting the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had

Understanding Your Needs:

Before spending a lot of money when mattress shopping, it’s essential to assess your specific requirements.  Consider factors such as your sleeping position, body type, any existing health conditions, and personal preferences. Understanding these aspects will streamline your search and ensure you find a mattress that aligns with your needs. 

Sleeping Position: Your preferred sleeping position plays a significant role in determining the type of mattress that will provide you with optimal comfort and support.

  • Side Sleepers: If you tend to sleep on your side, you’ll want a mattress that offers sufficient cushioning to alleviate pressure points around your hips and shoulders. Look for mattresses with softer to medium firmness levels and excellent contouring properties to support your body’s natural curves. This is me and The Simba Sleep Hybrid is ideal for me with its multiple layers and hundreds if not thousands of springs whcih contour to teh shape of your body to provide support. 
  • Back Sleepers: Back sleepers typically benefit from a mattress with medium to firm support. This helps maintain proper spinal alignment and prevents sinking in too deeply, which can lead to back pain over time.
  • Stomach Sleepers: Individuals who sleep on their stomachs require a firmer mattress to keep their spine properly aligned and prevent excessive sinking of the hips. Look for mattresses with firm support to ensure your spine remains in a neutral position throughout the night.

Body Type: Your body weight and shape also influence the type of mattress that will provide you with adequate support and comfort. Simba have done their research taking data from millions of people to design matresses with sleep scientists which are suitable for everyone. There’s also a really handy comparison tool on the website so that you can look at the features, number of springs and layers each mattress has to make the right choice for you. Lighter individuals may find softer mattresses more comfortable as they provide ample cushioning without excessive sinkage whereas heavier Individuals: Heavier individuals typically benefit from mattresses with firmer support to prevent sagging and maintain proper spinal alignment. Look for mattresses with thicker comfort layers and durable support cores capable of accommodating heavier weights. 

Existing Health Conditions: If you have any pre-existing health conditions such as back pain, arthritis, or allergies, it’s essential to choose a mattress that addresses these specific needs. Individuals with back pain may find relief with a mattress that offers medium to firm support and excellent contouring properties to alleviate pressure points along the spine. If you suffer from allergies, consider opting for hypoallergenic materials such as latex or organic cotton to minimise exposure to dust mites and other allergens.

Personal Preferences: Your personal preferences, such as mattress firmness, material preferences, and desired features, should also guide your decision-making process. I didn’t have a clue. My only point of reference was comparing some different hotel and caravan matresses to my own bed. I was happy to trust the experts and go with the notion that Simba Hybrid matresses are rated medium to firm. One thing I was very aware of was how I struggle to regulate my own body temperature. I’m always far too hot in the summer and in winter I can’t usually get my toes warm but then end up sticking feet out of the end of the duvet as I get far too hot in the middle of the night.  This matress has air flow technology – I’m not going to pretend to understand the science behind it but I’m surprised by just how comfortable I have been and the temperature seems to be very well regulated. Some individuals prefer the plush feel of a softer mattress, while others may prefer the solid support of a firmer mattress. Determine your ideal firmness level based on your comfort preferences and sleeping habits. Whether you prefer the contouring properties of memory foam, the responsiveness of latex, or the traditional feel of an innerspring mattress, choose a material that aligns with your preferences and provides the comfort and support you need.

Mattress shopping comes with its own set of terms and terminology. Here’s a breakdown of some common mattress terminology you’re likely to encounter and what it all means: 

When considering mattress types, it’s essential to understand the unique features and benefits they offer. Innerspring mattresses are a classic choice, known for their coil support system that provides varying levels of firmness and support. These mattresses offer a traditional feel and are ideal for individuals who prefer a bouncy surface with good airflow. On the other hand, memory foam mattresses have gained popularity for their contouring properties. Memory foam conforms to your body shape, offering excellent pressure relief and support, especially for side sleepers who need cushioning around their hips and shoulders. Latex mattresses, whether made from natural or synthetic latex, are prized for their durability, responsiveness, and breathability. Latex provides a buoyant feel and is naturally resistant to dust mites and mold, making it a great choice for allergy sufferers. Hybrid mattresses combine elements of innerspring, memory foam, and/or latex to offer the benefits of multiple materials. With hybrid mattresses, you can enjoy the support of coils combined with the contouring comfort of foam layers, providing a balanced sleep surface that caters to various sleep preferences and body types. It’s the best of both worlds. 

It’s all in the springs – From Simba: 

Made from titanium alloy. For strength in a tiny size. The Hybrid® Original features 2,000 of our titanium alloy Aerocoil® springs, the maximum we can fit in a single layer (and a big step up from the Essential). You won’t feel them, but they provide the tailored full body support and soothing pressure relief that’s already helped over half a million happy customers sleep better.

They work in three, clever ways:

Contour: each spring compresses individually in response to body weight; they’re also zoned for optimum pressure relief and contoured support

Cool: they gently push fresh, cooling air through the mattress as they compress

Control: their conical shape means they compress inwards, limiting transfer of movement.

The Hybrid® Original also features our unique SupportCore® base, with another 1,000 pocketed barrel springs to ensure 100% edge-to-edge support

Firmness levels play a crucial role in determining the comfort and support provided by a mattress. Soft mattresses offer a plush feel and are ideal for side sleepers and individuals seeking pressure relief. The soft surface conforms to the body’s curves, alleviating pressure points and promoting a restful sleep experience. Medium-firm mattresses such as the Simba Hybrid strike a balance between support and comfort, catering to a wide range of sleepers. Whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, a medium-firm mattress provides adequate support while still allowing for comfortable contouring. Firm mattresses offer solid support, making them suitable for back and stomach sleepers or individuals requiring extra spinal alignment. The firm surface helps maintain proper spinal alignment, preventing sagging and discomfort, especially for those with back pain. I’m not a huge sufferer, but my age has started to creep up on me lately and spending a long time on my feet and carrying heavy stuff around has been starting to take it’s toll. I actually spoke to a doctor about it and they asked about my mattress and sugeested a change would make a difference. So far so good. I havent had any of my usual twinges and aches. 

Motion isolation refers to a mattress’s ability to absorb movement, minimising disturbances caused by a restless sleeping partner. Motion isolation is particularly important for couples who share a bed, as it prevents one person’s movements from disturbing the other’s sleep. Not to mention single moms with kids who still refuse to sleep in their own beds  (because apparenlty moms bed is “just too cosy” – the mom exhaustion is real!) Memory foam and latex mattresses are known for their excellent motion isolation properties, as they absorb movement and prevent it from transferring across the mattress surface. Hybrid mattresses also often feature pocketed coils or individually wrapped springs, which help isolate motion and reduce disturbances during sleep.

Edge support is another crucial factor to consider when choosing a mattress. Strong edge support ensures stability and prevents sagging along the mattress perimeter, enhancing overall durability and maximizing the usable sleep surface. Whether you’re sitting on the edge of the bed or sleeping near the perimeter, strong edge support provides a stable surface and prevents the feeling of roll-off. Hybrid mattresses typically offer excellent edge support, thanks to the combination of supportive coils and reinforced edges, providing a consistent and supportive sleep surface from edge to edge. The Simba Hybrid range has this edge to edge support withit’s support core base preventing roll off at the sides. 

Cooling technology has become increasingly important in mattress design, especially for individuals who tend to sleep hot or experience night sweats. Some mattresses incorporate features such as gel-infused foam or breathable materials to regulate temperature and prevent overheating during sleep. Gel-infused foam dissipates body heat and promotes airflow, helping to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night. Breathable materials, such as natural latex or open-cell foam, allow for better air circulation and heat dissipation, creating a cooler sleep surface. Hybrid mattresses often incorporate cooling technologies into their design, Open-cell Simbatex® foam in the Simba Hybrid mattress provides cooling airflow. providing a comfortable and temperature-regulated sleep environment for a restful night’s sleep. Simbatex® foam has a less dense structure than standard foam, which increases elasticity and cushioning. It’s also much cooler to sleep on, the open-cell structure boosts airflow through the mattress.

But unlike the foam you’d find in your average cool foam mattress, Simbatex® is infused with graphite, a natural heat conductor; this helps excess warmth and humidity flow away from the body for fresher sleep.

So now you know what all of these words mean…what next? 

Test Before You Invest

My advice would always be to visit mattress stores and spend time trying out different models. I found out that John Lewis stocks the simba mattresses range – you can visit in store and try them out before you make a final decison. 

Consider Your Sleeping Position: The advice I was given was to take my shoes off and lie down in various positions to gauge comfort and support levels. i was glad I was in store on a quiet day to do this. As soon as I lay back on the first bed I felt like taking a power nap in the middle of the store. 

   – Side Sleepers: Opt for a mattress with ample cushioning to alleviate pressure points, particularly around the hips and shoulders.

   – Back Sleepers: Look for a mattress with medium to firm support to maintain proper spinal alignment.

   – Stomach Sleepers: Choose a firmer mattress to prevent the lower back from sinking too deeply.

Set yourself a Budget:

   – Determine your budget range before starting your search. Investing in a quality mattress is an investment in your health and well-being. The saying buy cheap buy twice is certainly true – that’s where I had been goign wrong, just taking a standard matress which came with a cheap bed frame. The Simba Hybrid mattress range features five different price points from the Essential to the Luxe with monthly payment plan options availble online over as many as fauive years so there really are options to accomodate a wide range of budgets. Sleep quality does not have to come with a premium price tag. 

Research Warranty and Return Policies:

   Familiarise yourself with the manufacturer’s warranty and return policies. Ensure they offer sufficient coverage and flexibility in case you’re unsatisfied with your purchase. The Simba 200-day policy is a rather generous trial period offered to customers who purchase a Simba mattress. This policy is one of the best things I have seen, allowing customers to try out their new mattress in the comfort of their own home for up to 200 nights, giving your body time to adjust and also to experince the mattress through different seasons. Ithink that the Simba 200-day policy demonstrates the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and confidence in the quality of their mattresses. By offering an extended trial period and a hassle-free returns process, “Simba Sleep aims to ensure that customers find the perfect mattress for a restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep.” – of ocurse terms and conditions apply but I think this kind of warranty speaks volumes for the company has in their products. 

Read Customer Reviews:

   Take advantage of online reviews and testimonials from other mattress owners. Pay attention to feedback regarding durability, comfort, and customer service. The good reviews speak for themsleves really. The original Simba Hybrid matress has over 100,000 positive reviews and a which best buy award to boot. I guess this is anotehr positive one here. Like I said I’m no expert but since getting hold of my mattress I feel as though I have been getting a much better nights sleep. 

Consider Long-Term Durability:

    Look for mattresses constructed with high-quality materials that are built to last. While initial costs may be higher, a durable mattress will provide years of comfortable sleep. Alongside the 200 day warranty each Simba Hybrid mattress has a ten year guarantee 

On top of all of this I found the delivery process really easy. the logistics team at AO actually managed to deliver to me at home on a sunday with great communication, and made sure to bring the extremely heavy mattress box right up to the room in which it was required which was a relief. If you’re in a rush then there is free next day delivery available too. Simba also offers mattress disposal if you’re replacing an older one which is a great service to provide. 

In addition to all of this Simba sleep are B Corp certified which is something I have been starting to pay attention to recently as it means that the company is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. Simba uses better more sustainable materials including CertiPUR® foam, verified free from harmful chemicals, metals and environmental pollutants plus their mattresses use at least 60% recyclable materials such as foam, reducing the carbon footprint of traditional hybrid mattresses Instead, using additional springs or recycled surplus foam, along with plant-based, renewable comfort layers using latex, bamboo, wool, kapok and coir.

The day my Simba Hybrid mattress arrived was the first night I had a good night’s sleep in a long time. It is 100 per cent the one of the best mattresses I have ever slept on, and may be the most comfortable mattress, by far a massive upgrade from my old mattress. I like everything that I have learned about this mattress brand, from first impressions as well as the way my body feels now I have been getting the quality of sleep I deserve. The 200-night trial gives me great peace of mind too.

Last Updated on 4 months by Lavania Oluban

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