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Hybrid Mattresses

Best Hybrid Mattress UK (2022)

Nicky

Last updated: 06.06.2022 6.5 Min.

Not sure which mattress material to decide on?

We know - it can be a difficult decision to make! 🤯

This is where hybrid mattresses, which combine two or more materials, are so handy!

But how do you choose a good hybrid mattress, and what are the best hybrid mattresses in the UK?

We're here to help you get the best night's sleep.

So let's get started. 🥳

best hybrid mattresses

Advantages

  • Hybrid mattresses offer good support and stability.

  • They are very comfortable and offer body-contouring properties.

  • More temperature-neutral than other mattress materials.

  • Comfortable and adapt well to the body.

  • Available as bed-in-a-box mattresses with convenient delivery conditions & trial periods.

  • Suitable for a wide range of people, body types, and sleeping positions.

Disadvantages

  • Often more expensive than pure foam or pocket spring mattresses.

  • Can be more complex to understand - some knowledge of mattress materials is required.

  • Not available as organic or completely natural options.

What makes hybrid mattresses special?

⭐️ Combine some of the very best mattress materials.

❄️ Often cooler & more breathable than memory foam mattresses.

🌀 Offer a good amount of bounce without being too springy.

The UK's best hybrid mattresses:

    Excellent Quality

    Simba Hybrid
    Price from £ 449.40 (749 )

    Simba Hybrid

    The Simba Hybrid mattress is a high-quality pocket sprung mattress with multiple layers of foam. ~ One of the most comfortable mattresses we've ever tested.

    This award-winning and five-star-rated original mattress by Simba Sleep is a unique hybrid mattress that combines polyfoam, memory foam, high-definition foam, and pocket springs.

    All about the Simba Hybrid

    The Simba Hybrid is an award-winning hybrid pocket sprung foam mattress by Simba Sleep.

    It features a comfort layer of Simbatex graphite-infused foam, a core of up to 2500 Aerocoil mini pocket springs, and two base support layers of Simbe-Pure high-definition foam.

    Simba Hybrid mattress
    The Simba is one of our favourite hybrid mattresses

    This is a medium-firm mattress that's a great choice for a wide range of sleepers, regardless of body size or preferred sleeping position.

    The Simba mattress is supportive enough to prevent a build-up of tension but also soft enough to allow your body to sink in where necessary.

    This allows for optimal spinal alignment.

    The Simba Hybrid mattress comes with a hypoallergenic cover designed to maximise airflow.

    The cover is not machine-washable. 🧼

    We'd recommend making use of a mattress protector to safeguard your mattress.

    The Simba comes with free delivery, a 200-day risk-free trial period, and a 10-year guarantee. 

    40% OFF SIMBA£ 449.40

      Simba Hybrid
    Composition: Pocket sprung foam mattress
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
    Trial period: 200 days
    Guarantee: 10 years
    What makes this mattress special:  A unique combination of mini pocket springs & foams

    Casper Hybrid
    Price from £ 500

    Casper Hybrid

    The Casper Hybrid mattress combines the design of the Casper Original memory foam mattress with the bounciness of mini pocket springs.

    The Casper Hybrid is exclusive to Mattress Online - you won't find it anywhere else in the UK!

    All about the Casper Hybrid

    Casper Sleep withdrew from the UK market in 2020, but Mattress Online has now partnered with the brand to make the Casper Hybrid available. 🇬🇧

    This premium mattress has three layers, including:

    • A top layer of perforated, breathable AirScape foam
    • A 3-zoned memory foam layer
    • Resilient pocket springs with a foam border and base

    The Casper Hybrid offers that typical Casper "just right" feel with the extra support and bounciness you'll only find with pocket springs. 🌀

    The mattress comes with a soft-touch knitted cover that can be zipped off and machine-washed at 40℃.

    This bed-in-a-box mattress is delivered rolled-up and vacuum-packed in a compact box. 📦

    It comes with Mattress Online's exclusive 60-night sleep trial and a 10-year guarantee.

    BUY CASPER HYBRID£ 500

      Casper Hybrid
    Composition: Memory foam & pocket springs
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 24 cm (9.4 inches)
    Trial period: 60 nights
    Guarantee: 10 years
    What makes this mattress special: The only Casper Sleep mattress commercially available in the UK.

    Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress
    Price from £ 335.52 (699 )

    Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress

    The Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress is a premium bed-in-a-box hybrid mattress that's available in different degrees of firmness.

    This unique mattress combines six layers of materials, including memory foam and full-size pocket springs.

    All about the Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress

    The Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress is the flagship B+W product. 🏅

    This premium 6-layer hybrid mattress combines both memory foam and full-size pocket springs for the best in comfort and support.

    Brook and wilde lux mattress

    Uniquely, the Brook + Wilde mattress is available in different degrees of firmness. 😲

    You can choose whether you want a soft, medium, or firm feel.

    This makes it a perfect choice for many different types of sleepers.

    If you're not satisfied with your firmness level, you can exchange it for a different one.

    On the downside, the luxurious mattress cover is not removable or washable. 🛀

    We'd recommend buying a waterproof mattress protector to safeguard your mattress!

    Brook + Wilde mattresses come with free white-glove delivery, a 100-day trial period, and a 10-year guarantee.

    B+W LUX: 52% OFF WITH "WOW52"£ 335.52

      Brook + Wilde Lux mattress
    Composition: Memory foam and pocket springs
    Firmness level: Soft, medium, and firm options are available
    Height: 28 cm (11 inches)
    Trial period: 100 nights
    Guarantee: 10-year guarantee
    What makes this mattress special? You can choose your desired firmness level

    Nectar Hybrid
    Price from £ 439.45 (799 )

    Nectar Hybrid

    The Nectar Hybrid mattress combines memory foam with micro-coils for enhanced breathability.

    This mattress has been designed with enhanced breathability, making it better suited to heavier sweaters.

    All about the Nectar Hybrid

    The Nectar Hybrid is a thick hybrid memory foam mattress that combines the benefits of the Nectar memory foam mattress with an additional layer of springs. 🌀

    Like in the Nectar mattress, all layers of foam used in the Nectar Hybrid mattress are of a high density and Certipur-certified.

    Nectar hybrid mattress

    It is a medium-firm mattress that offers a good balance of comfort and support.

    Surprisingly, though, this mattress is slightly softer than its pure memory foam counterpart, making it better suited to lighter-weight individuals and side sleepers. 🥳

    The mattress also has enhanced breathability features, making it well suited to heavier sweaters and hot sleepers.

    The Nectar Hybrid mattress comes with free delivery & returns, a 365-day trial period, and a lifetime guarantee.

    45% OFF NECTAR HYBRID£ 439.45

      Nectar Hybrid
    Composition: Memory foam & micro coils
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
    Trial period: 365 days
    Guarantee: Lifetime guarantee
    What makes this mattress special: Slightly softer than the original Nectar mattress

    Eve Premium Hybrid
    Price from £ 1,076

    Eve Premium Hybrid

    The Eve Premium Hybrid is a hybrid mattress with 5 layers of new generation foam and over 1500 pocket springs.

    This high-end mattress promises to support people of all weights and body sizes - and it's perfect for couples!

    All about the Eve Premium Hybrid

    The Eve Premium Hybrid is the most luxurious hybrid mattress by Eve Sleep.

    Eve Premium Hybrid

    It combines multiple layers of foams and springs, including:

    • Graphite-infused cooling foam
    • Evecomfort foam that's 30x more breathable than traditional memory foam
    • Open-cell support foam
    • Up to 1666 full-size pocket springs
    • High-resilience base foam

    This unique combination guarantees a high degree of comfort in all sleeping positions.

    The mattress adapts to the body of the sleeper, allowing for optimal spinal alignment. 📏

    The Eve Premium Hybrid is particularly great for people suffering from back pain.

    It also has exceptional motion isolation, making it a great choice for couples. 👩‍❤️‍👨

    The Eve Premium Hybrid mattress comes with free delivery & returns, a 200-night risk-free trial period, and a 10-year guarantee.

    BUY PREMIUM HYBRID£ 1,076

      Eve Premium Hybrid
    Composition: Graphite-infused foam, memory foam, full-size pocket springs
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 28 cm (11 inches)
    Trial period: 1 year
    Guarantee: 10 years
    What makes this mattress special? 5 layers of premium comfort & support

    Emma Premium
    Price from £ 399.50 (799 )

    Emma Premium

    The Emma Premium is a luxurious hybrid memory foam mattress with extra breathability. Get an exclusive Sleep Hero discount code when you sign up for our newsletter.

    This is Emma's most advanced mattress for exceptional comfort and stability.

    All about the Emma Premium

    The Emma Premium is a soft and comfortable hybrid mattress - and Emma Sleep's most advanced mattress in the UK!

    It features multiple layers of high-quality memory foam for pressure relief and full-size pocket springs

    The zoned pocket springs allow for optimal hip and shoulder support, resulting in good spinal alignment. 🦴

    Emma premium mattress

    Springs also allow for increased breathability, making this an excellent choice for hot sleepers. 

    The Emma Premium also offers exceptional motion isolation and is a great choice for couples. 💙

    It comes with free delivery & returns and a 200-night risk-free trial period.

    50% OFF EMMA PREMIUM£ 399.50

      Emma Premium
    Composition: Multiple layers of memory foam & full-size pocket springs
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
    Trial period: 200 nights
    Guarantee: 10 years
    What makes this mattress special? Exceptional breathability and support
    Budget-Friendly

    Otty Hybrid
    Price from £ 419.99 (699 )

    Otty Hybrid

    The Otty Hybrid is a four-layer hybrid mattress that combines the unique qualities of a pure spring mattress with a top layer of memory foam.

    Designed in Yorkshire and made in the UK, this is a proudly British mattress.

    All about the Otty Hybrid

    The Otty Hybrid is a four-layer hybrid mattress.

    Otty Hybrid mattress

    It combines 16 cm pocket springs with Cool Blue Gel memory foam, a unique combination to allow for superior comfort, body-hugging support, and stability. 

    It's classified as a medium-firm mattress, but rates much firmer than many other hybrid models.

    This is great for anyone looking for extra support and back pain relief. 

    The mattress's unique airflow system also allows for excellent breathability to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. ❄️

    The Otty Hybrid features firm side support panels for superior edge support, making this a great choice for couples or anyone who enjoys sitting on the side of the bed. 

    This mattress is available in a wide range of European and British mattress sizes and is one of the very few bed-in-a-box mattresses available in the emperor bed size. 👑

    Otty mattresses come with free delivery & returns, a 100-night trial period, and a 10-year guarantee.

     40% OFF OTTY£ 419.99

      Otty Hybrid
    Composition: Pocket spring and Cool Blue Gel memory foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
    Trial period: 100 days
    Guarantee: 10 years
    What makes this mattress special? 16 cm full-size springs and cooling gel make for a cool and supportive sleep.
    Latex

    Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung Memory, Latex, and Reflex Foam Mattress
    Price from £ 254

    Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung Memory, Latex, and Reflex Foam Mattress

    The Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung Memory, Latex, and Reflex Foam Mattress combines a number of materials - including latex - for hybrid comfort and support.

    This is one of the best budget options for latex lovers.

    All about the Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung Memory, Latex, and Reflex Foam Mattress

    The Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung Memory, Latex, and Reflex Foam Mattress is a great choice for people looking for hybrid quality.

    The mattress features an average of 2000 pocket springs and thick layers of memory foam, latex foam, and reflex foam for exceptional comfort, support, and stability. 🤩

    Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung Memory, Latex, and Reflex Foam Mattress

    Air vents at the side of the mattress increase airflow, keeping the mattress cooler and more comfortable. ❄️

    This is a no-flip mattress that only needs to be rotated head-to-toe once every six weeks.

    Convenient side handles at the side of the mattress make this an easy task. 🙌

    BUY MILK VITALITY£ 254

      Happy Beds Milk Vitality 2000 Pocket Sprung 
    Composition: Pocket springs with memory foam, latex foam, and reflex foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm
    Height: 27 cm (10.6 inches)
    Trial: /
    Guarantee: 5 years
    What makes this mattress special: Combination of quality materials, including latex foam
    Premium Choice

    DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid
    Price from £ 549.45 (999 )

    DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

    The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress is a 5-layered premium mattress that combines memory foam with pocket springs. ~ Pure luxury in a box.

    This is a high-quality mattress designed for enhanced breathability, comfort, and support. 

    All about the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

    The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is a premium mattress from the same company that's brought you the Nectar memory foam mattress.

    It combines high-quality memory foam with full-size pocket springs (called ActiveEdge coils), each measuring 15 cm (5.9 inches).

    DreamCloud luxury hybrid

    This is an orthopaedically designed mattress with medium-firm support to help eliminate back, neck, and shoulder pains.

    The mattress also offers enhanced breathability to help keep you cool and refreshed all night long. ❄️

    It also has low motion transfer and great edge support, making it a great choice for couples.

    The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress is 28 cm (11 inches) thick and stands out as a key feature in any bedroom. 🏆

    The mattress comes with free delivery & returns, a remarkable 365-night risk-free trial period, and a lifetime guarantee.

    -45% DREAMCLOUD£ 549.45

      DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid
    Composition: Memory foam, pocket springs
    Firmness level:  Medium-firm
    Height: 28 cm (11 inches)
    Trial period: 365 days
    Guarantee: Lifetime warranty
    What makes this mattress special? Revolutionary 365-day trial period and a lifetime guarantee

    What is a hybrid mattress?

    What happens if you have one good thing and add it to another good thing?

    You get something even better. 😉

    And that pretty much sums up hybrid mattresses.

    A hybrid is a mattress composed of two or more materials, creating an end product that's even better than its individual components.

    You'll generally find a foam layer above a pocket sprung layer as the bare minimum.

    The materials selected for hybrid mattresses are often complementary. 💘

    hybrid mattress layers
    This is the standard composition of a hybrid mattress.

    This means that one material is introduced to make up for the downfalls of another material. 👍

    By way of illustration:

    • Two of the most common materials in hybrid mattresses are memory foam and pocket springs.
    • Memory foam offers cushioning support, but it can be too uncomfortable to move on and sleep too hot.
    • Pocket springs, in contrast, are very comfortable to move on (though they could be too bouncy) and sleep much cooler.
    • If a hybrid mattress combines these two materials, you'll get the perfect result - a bed with all the benefits of memory foam and pocket springs but with none of the downfalls.

    The perfect example of this is the Brook + Wilde Lux mattress, which combines six layers of memory foam and pocket springs!

    B+W LUX: 52% OFF WITH "WOW52"£ 335.52

    Who are hybrid mattresses suitable for?

    We love hybrid mattresses and can recommend them for:

    • People of any body size or weight.
    • People of any age.
    • People with any sleep position preference.

    This level of suitability may be a lot to expect from a mattress. 😳

    But since hybrid mattresses combine multiple materials, they are generally more suitable to a greater variety of people than single-material mattresses.

    Happy girl in bed
    Hybrid mattresses are great for a variety of sleepers.

    Here is a quick overview of who hybrid mattresses may be suitable for.

    People who like sleeping on top of their mattress

    Hybrid mattresses offer a sleeping surface that's a little firmer. 🧱

    They also give you the feeling of sleeping on top of your bed rather than in your bed, as is common with memory foam mattresses.

    If you don't like sinking into your bed too much but don't want to go for a pure pocket sprung mattress, then a hybrid like the Simba mattress is the right choice for you.

    40% OFF SIMBA£ 449.40

    restless leg syndrome
    Restless sleepers or those with conditions like RLS will be comfortable on hybrid mattresses.

    Restless sleepers

    Hybrids are great for restless sleepers. 💃

    • Memory foam mattresses can be uncomfortable for restless sleepers as you tend to sink into the foams too much.
    • Spring mattresses can sometimes be too bouncy for very restless sleepers.

    A hybrid mattress offers the perfect solution as you'll get minimal sinkage with less bounce, allowing you to move freely and comfortably all night long.

    Hot sleepers

    Pure spring mattresses offer the most breathability and are the top choice for heavy sweaters or hot sleepers. 🥵

    But hybrid mattresses like the DreamCloud Luxury are also a great choice because they contain springs!

    -45% DREAMCLOUD£ 549.45

    Pocket springs have enhanced breathability
    Mattresses with springs enhance airflow.

    The spaces between the springs create natural ventilation channels. 💨

    This keeps the air flowing more freely and allows for enhanced airflow.

    This makes hybrids much cooler and more comfortable than pure memory foam mattresses.

    People needing orthopaedic support

    Memory foam mattresses can be fantastic for people needing orthopaedic support, but they can often be too soft. ☁️

    A hybrid mattress that combines memory foam and pocket springs is the perfect solution.

    Mattress spinal alignment
    A good mattress will allow for optimal spinal alignment.

    Sleepers can get the necessary support and stability from the springs, but still enjoy the body-contouring orthopaedic qualities of memory foam. 🤗

    The Emma Premium is an excellent option if you're looking for that typical memory foam feel.

    50% OFF EMMA PREMIUM£ 399.50

    Couples

    Since hybrid mattresses are suitable for so many different types of people, they're also a great choice for couples. 👩‍❤️‍👨

    Since men and women often have vastly different body sizes and sleeping preferences, finding the right mattress for couples can be a nightmare.

    Couple in bed
    Couples need a mattress that suits both partners.

    But hybrids are so well-made that you're likely to find one that works for both partners!

    They're also one of our top mattress choices for sex!

    Try the Brook + Wilde Lux mattress as one of our top picks!

    B+W LUX: 52% OFF WITH "WOW52"£ 335.52

    Criteria to consider when purchasing a hybrid mattress

    There are several key criteria to consider before purchasing your new hybrid mattress.

    Mattress quality

    Hybrid mattresses are generally more expensive than single-material mattresses, but this doesn't mean you should look for the cheapest option. 🙅

    As with all mattresses, you need to focus on getting the highest quality mattress you can afford.

    Price performance ratio
    Always go for the highest quality you can afford.

    The quality of your mattress, after all, affects the quality of your sleep - and the quality of your sleep affects the quality of your life! 🥳

    How do you determine quality?

    A good factor to consider is mattress density. 👍

    The higher the density of the mattress, the higher the quality.

    • For foam mattresses, consider the actual density of the foams (stick to a minimum of 40 - 50 kg/m3).
    • For spring mattresses, consider the number of springs used (don't go for less than 350 springs for the smallest size).
    • For hybrid mattresses, consider both the density of the foams and the number of springs used.

    Higher-quality mattresses also last much longer.

    Density quality indicator

    You can expect a good mattress to keep you comfortable for at least 10 years.

    This is why most quality mattresses also come with a 10-year guarantee!

    Some, like the Nectar Hybrid, even come with a lifetime guarantee. 🤩

    45% OFF NECTAR HYBRID£ 439.45

    But, we'd still recommend changing your mattress every ten years.

    Mattress firmness

    Most hybrid mattresses offer a medium-firm feel, but there is still some variance here.

    Some may be softer, and some may be firmer. 🌩🧸🧱

    Mattress firmness indicator

    The right degree of firmness largely depends on personal preference, but your build, weight, and preferred sleeping position also influence what degree of firmness is best for you. ⚖️

    Here is a general guideline:

    • Lighter-weight people and side sleepers generally do better on softer mattresses.
    • Average-weight people and combination sleepers generally do better on medium-firm mattresses.
    • Heavier-weight people and pure back sleepers or front sleepers generally do better on firmer mattresses.

    If you're a combination sleeper and of average weight, then a hybrid is the perfect choice for you. 🥰

    The Simba Hybrid is a great medium-firm option.

    40% OFF SIMBA£ 449.40

    Firmness according to sleeping position

    But if you're looking for something softer or firmer, you'd need to double-check that the mattress you're considering meets your firmness preferences.

    Mattress size

    The most common UK mattress sizes include:

    • Hybrid mattress single: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
    • Hybrid mattress small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
    • Hybrid mattress double: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
    • Hybrid mattress king-size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
    • Hybrid mattress super-king-size: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

    So how do you know which size is right for you?

    UK mattress sizes

    Deciding on the right mattress size will depend on:

    • Whether you sleep alone or with a partner.
    • Your budget.
    • The size of your bedroom.

    Larger sizes are always preferable for the most comfortable sleep, but you can do just as well on a smaller mattress. 💤

    Couples shouldn't go smaller than a double-size mattress, though we'd recommend a king mattress.

    If you're looking for the most luxurious mattress size, you can choose an emperor bed. 👑

    The only hybrid mattress in a box we've found in the emperor size is the Otty Hybrid.

    40% OFF OTTY£ 419.99

    Risk-free trial periods

    While we like hybrid mattresses, they won't be suitable for everyone.

    That's why we always recommend purchasing an online mattress that comes with free delivery, a risk-free trial period, and free returns. 🙌

    Why does this matter?

    Trial periods give you the opportunity to try the mattress in the comfort of your own home for a set period of time. ⏰

    It can take up to three weeks to get used to a new mattress - especially if your new choice is vastly different to your old mattress!

    Risk-free trial period

    If, after the trial period, you still don't think the mattress is right for you, you can send it back - free of charge - and receive a full refund. 💰

    Different mattress brands offer different trial periods.

    For example:

    While you don't necessarily need a whole year to decide if a mattress is right for you, we love that many brands offer great trials and put their customers first!

    -45% DREAMCLOUD£ 549.45

    Many great brands also offer an old mattress removal and recycle service, so they'll take away your old one when they deliver your new one.

    What do hybrid mattresses cost?

    Hybrid mattresses are generally more expensive than all-foam mattresses. 💷

    But, you should be able to get a good hybrid mattress from £500 for the smallest size.

    Some budget retailers, like Happy Beds and Silentnight, also offer great options at more affordable prices.

    We'd generally avoid budget mattresses, but the Happy Beds Milk Vitality is a good, durable option.

    BUY MILK VITALITY£ 254

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    We love a good discount code!

    Hybrid mattress discount codes

    Most bed-in-a-box mattress brands offer frequent discounts, and we'd highly recommend you buy your hybrid mattress with a discount code. 🥳

    This can get you up to 50% off!

    You'll find all the best coupons on our discounts page.

    For your convenience, we'll also advertise special deals throughout this article. 👍

    Different materials used in hybrid mattresses

    Each hybrid mattress is unique, but certain materials are used more often than others.

    Let's take a quick look at the most common mattress materials found in hybrids.

    Different mattress materials

    Memory foam

    Memory foam is one of the best materials for body-contouring orthopaedic support and motion-free sleep.

    Even the world-renowned Tempur mattresses rely on NASA-approved memory foam. 🚀

    Memory foam is best characterised by its memory imprint.

    When pressure is applied, the foam becomes softer and allows the body to form an imprint.

    Look at the demonstration in the images below:

    Tempur sensation memory foam with hand

    Tempur sensation memory imprint

    This responsiveness ensures that the foam moulds perfectly to the body's contours, allowing for maximum comfort. 🤗

    Due to its high adaptability and pressure-relieving properties, memory foam is often used for orthopaedic purposes.

    As a downside, memory foam tends to be quite soft and retains more heat than other materials.

    This makes it unsuitable for very hot and restless sleepers. 🥵

    Advantages and disadvantages of memory foam

    All-foam beds are also generally softer than hybrid beds.

    If you want the benefits of memory foam without the downsides, then a hybrid is a good choice.

    The Brook + Wilde Lux mattress is one of our favourite hybrid memory foam mattresses!

    B+W LUX: 52% OFF WITH "WOW52"£ 335.52

    Latex

    Latex foam is a natural material made from tropical rubber trees, though you'll now find both natural and synthetic latex options. 🌴

    Natural latex is a great eco-friendly choice, but it's often much more expensive.

    Latex is breathable and provides a cooling effect, making these mattresses ideal for hot sleepers. ❄️

    Advantages and disadvantages of latex mattresses

    Latex is also naturally anti-mite and antibacterial, making it a great choice for anyone suffering from allergies. 🤧

    Comfort-wise, it's very similar to memory foam, with good relief of pressure points and good motion isolation.

    On the downside, latex mattresses can be pretty heavy, cumbersome to care for, and quite expensive.

    The Happy Beds Milk Vitality is a budget-friendly version that combines pocket springs with memory foam, latex foam, and reflex foam.

    BUY MILK VITALITY£ 254

    Pocket springs

    Pocket springs are usually found at the core of hybrid mattresses, providing stability, firmness, and good pressure relief.

    Spring mattresses are often recommended for back support. 🦴

    spring mattress edge support
    Mattresses with springs generally offer good edge support.

    They have excellent edge support, meaning you can use the entire width of the mattress.

    They're also a great choice for hot sleepers.

    This is because the spaces between the springs allow for natural ventilation channels, enhancing airflow and overall breathability. 💨

    This keeps the mattress cooler and more comfortable.

    Advantages and disadvantages of pocket spring mattresses

    Most hybrid mattresses will contain at least one layer of pocket springs.

    The Simba Hybrid is one of our favourite hybrid mattresses with 2500 pocket springs!

    40% OFF SIMBA£ 449.40

    Some hybrid mattresses also feature other spring systems, like continuous coil systems, but we always prefer sticking to pocket coils.

    These are much better quality and much more comfortable to sleep on. 😴

    High-resilience cold foam

    Cold foam is a type of polyurethane foam (also known as poly-foam) commonly used as the support foam or base layer of high-quality mattresses.

    This is because cold foam offers great stability, support, and enhanced durability.

    It's rare to find pure cold foam mattresses, but most hybrid mattresses have a cold foam support base. 😊

    Should you buy a hybrid mattress?

    We love hybrid mattresses.

    They're an excellent choice for a wide range of sleepers, guaranteeing a great night's sleep. 😴

    We'd recommend hybrid mattresses to:

    • People who like sleeping on top of their mattresses.
    • Restless sleepers.
    • People wanting a good combination of comfort and support.
    • People who sweat easily or feel hot at night.
    • Couples.

    We'd suggest you opt for a high-quality hybrid mattress with a good risk-free trial period so you can test it out and send it back for a full refund if you're not 100% satisfied. 🤞

    Don't forget to read our full hybrid mattress reviews for all the need-to-knows.

    Here is a quick recap of some of our favourite UK hybrid mattresses:

    Frequently asked questions

    • How long do hybrid mattresses last?


      If you opt for a high-quality hybrid mattress with high-density foams and a good number of springs, you can expect your new mattress to last 8 - 10 years.

      While some mattresses will last longer, you may experience sagging and decreased support after this time.

      This is also why most quality mattresses come with a 10-year guarantee!

      We'd suggest you change your mattress every ten years.

    • How do I protect my hybrid mattress?


      Many hybrid mattresses come with removable and machine-washable covers.

      This is great for hygiene purposes, as it means you can pop the cover in the wash now and then.

      But, we'd still recommend you invest in a waterproof mattress protector.

      A good mattress protector will safeguard your mattress against stains, spills, dirt, and bacteria.

      Mattress protectors also elongate the lifespan of your mattress!

    • Can I use a mattress topper with my hybrid mattress?


      If your hybrid mattress is just a tad too firm for you, you could invest in a mattress topper for added comfort.

      Memory foam toppers like the Panda bamboo topper are excellent for enhanced comfort!

      But you could also look at hybrid mattress toppers like the Simba topper, which offer the perfect hybrid feel with a touch more comfort.

    • Do hybrid mattresses squeak?


      No quality spring mattress should squeak - and neither should your hybrid!

      If you're sleeping on a mattress where the springs start squeaking, it's a telltale sign that you may need to replace your mattress!

    • Are hybrid mattresses bouncy?


      Hybrid mattresses contain springs, so they tend to be more bouncy than pure foam mattresses - especially memory foam mattresses!

      But they won't be as bouncy as pure innerspring mattresses either.

      A good hybrid mattress should offer a comfortable level of bounce that won't be too disrupting. 

    • Are hybrid mattresses certified to be safe?


      Unfortunately, you won't be able to find any wholly natural or organic hybrid mattresses.

      But, you can find hybrid mattresses with foams that are CERTIPUR-certified

      Some even carry the OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certification.

      Looking at certifications ensures that the foams used in the mattress are free from harmful chemicals.

      All quality British hybrid mattresses comply with local regulations and are fully fire retardant.

    • What bed frame should you use for hybrid mattresses?


      Hybrid mattresses are a little easier to manage than memory foam mattresses, and you can choose any bed frame that suits your budget, be it a divan base or slatted frame.

    • Is a hybrid mattress better than a memory foam mattress?


      You may be caught in the hybrid mattress vs memory foam mattress debate.

      One mattress isn't necessarily better than the other, but they are suited to different types of sleepers.

      • Choose memory foam if you're of lighter weight, prefer to sleep on your side, like softer mattresses, don't feel hot too quickly, and like a snug and comfortable sleep.
      • Choose hybrid mattresses if you're of average weight, a combination sleeper, like medium-firm mattresses, sleep hot or feel more restless, and like a comfortable and supportive sleep.

      We'd always recommend choosing a mattress with a risk-free trial period so you can find the one perfect for you!

    Nicky

    My mum calls me "bear" because I like to sleep so much. I never knew that, one day, that would be a very useful skill. Can you tell that I've found my calling? 

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