Origin Hybrid Mattress

Origin Mattress Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 05.03.2024 Reading time: 11 Min.

Need a new mattress?

Origin UK is an exciting new brand with products already well established in USA, Singapore, Australia, and many more.

The brand's flagship product, the Origin Hybrid mattress, combines a comfy HexaGrid Orthopaedic layer with supportive pocket springs and was voted Best Mattress by Vogue in 2022.

But what did we make of it in our sleep test?

Dive into our Origin mattress review. 👇

Top features of the Origin Mattress UK

Firm and supportive
Firm Support
100% Bamboo Tencel Cover
200-day trial period
200-Night Sleep Trial
15-year guarantee
15-Year Guarantee


  • Very firm support, excellent for stomach sleepers & heavier weights (under 240 kg)
  • Highly affordable compared to competitors
  • CertiPUR-US certified materials
  • Advanced cooling properties and breathable cover
  • Excellent edge support
  • Free delivery & returns
  • 200-day trial or your money back
  • 15-year guarantee


  • Too firm for side sleepers and lighter weights
  • Lots of plastic packaging, which isn’t the most environmentally-friendly
  • The cover is not removable

Origin mattress composition

The Origin mattress is a hybrid mattress.

It combines different comfort layers to provide you with a perfectly supported sleep. ✨

These layers include:

  • HexaGrid layer
  • Graphite-infused (cooling) foam
  • Low-density foam
  • Antigravity pocket springs
  • Polyurethane
  • 100% quilted bamboo Tencel fabric top cover

We’ll unpack the most important layers below.

HexaGrid layer

The HexaGrid layer is one of the unique components that make the Origin mattress stand out from other hybrid mattresses.

The top layer has a HexaGrid design.

The HexaGrid orthopaedic layer is a foam layer with hexagon-shaped grooves designed to cradle your pressure points and offer relief to the joints.

It’s divided into thirds with a firmer midsection for extra support for the back.

Graphite-infused foam layer

Graphite has become a popular material for foam mattresses.

origin mattress composition
Graphite helps to regulate body temperature.

This is because graphite wicks away moisture and absorbs excess body heat.

We'll discuss the cooling properties in more detail later.

Antigravity pocket springs

The pocket spring layer is designed with support in mind.

These separately-encased springs give individual support to each area of the body.

This helps to keep the spine elevated and minimises motion transfer.

airflow in hybrid mattresses
The spring layer promotes air circulation.

The spring layer also encourages maximum airflow as excess heat can escape between the springs. 🌬️

Bamboo Tencel cover

To top things off, these layers are wrapped in a high-quality 100% bamboo Tencel cover.

Bamboo is highly sustainable, naturally cool, soft and gentle for sensitive skin. 🦔

origin mattress

origin mattress corner

The perimeter of the cover is made from a grey cotton blend fabric.

Overall, the cover feels and looks high quality. 🧵


The sides of the cover have handles, which makes moving the mattress around easier.

The only downside is that the cover is not removable or washable.

Therefore, we recommend that you use a waterproof mattress protector with the Origin mattress.

If you’re an allergy-sufferer or frequent night sweater, it’s perhaps worth considering a mattress with a washable cover instead, such as the Panda Hybrid Bamboo mattress.

Origin mattress comfort

The best way to test a mattress is - you guessed it - to sleep on it! 😴

This is fundamental to determine if the Origin mattress is suitable.

So, how did the Origin Hybrid mattress fare in our sleep test?

Side sleeping

Most of the British public are side sleepers, and our sleep testers are no different.

Side sleepers require a medium-feel mattress that contours around pressure points while providing support for the spine.

Take a look at how the Origin mattress supported our male and female testers in the side position:

side sleeper on origin mattress

side sleeper on origin mattress

Unfortunately, the mattress was too firm for the side sleeping position.

You can see how the mattress doesn't contour around the shoulders, creating a tension and misalignment in the back.

Our testers experienced some discomfort and felt that a mattress topper would have helped to absorb some of the pressure from the joints.

If you're a side sleeper, we'd recommend choosing a softer mattress, such as the Simba Hybrid, which has proved to be more effective at providing pressure relief on the joints.

Back sleepers

Back sleeping is considered the healthiest sleeping position by sleep experts. 👩‍⚕️

Most back sleepers require a medium-firm mattress that has some cushioning around the hips and shoulders whilst promoting a straight spine.

Again, you can observe how this fared in our test:

back sleeper on origin mattress

back sleeper on origin mattress

We found the Origin mattress to be fairly suitable for back sleepers.

The spine was optimally aligned, and the joints and heavier regions were mildly absorbed by the HexaGrid layer.

However, it was slightly more suited to our heavier male sleep tester. ✔️

Our lighter female tester found that the Origin mattress was still a bit too firm for this position and would feel more comfortable on a slightly softer mattress.

The Emma Luxe Cooling mattress is one of our favourite options for back sleepers.

Stomach sleepers

Stomach sleeping is less common, yet some people can only find comfort when lying on their front.

Stomach sleepers require a firm mattress and soft and low pillow to encourage the spine and neck to be neutrally aligned. 🥰

The images below show you how our testers slept on their stomach:

stomach sleeper on origin mattress

stomach sleeper on origin mattress

Our testers found the Origin Hybrid mattress to be the most comfortable in the stomach sleeping position. 💕

The firm feel of the mattress was ideal for keeping the spine perfectly aligned with the neck, reducing lower back pain in this position.

In fact, the Origin is one of the few mattresses we've tested that provide adequate firmness and support for front sleeping.


Origin mattress firmness

The Origin Hybrid mattress is described as having “soft and firm support”.

But we’d definitely rate it at the firmer end of the scale. 🧱

We rated it an 8.5/10 on our Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest.

origin mattress firmness

This is significantly firmer than some other bed-in-a-box mattress brands, which typically come in a medium-firm rating.

If you’re looking for a firmer-feeling mattress that doesn’t hug around the body as much, then the Origin mattress is a solid choice.


Edge support

We also tested how well the Origin mattress absorbed weight at the very edge.

This can be a dealbreaker for those who like to sit on the edge of the bed in the morning. 🌅

sitting on edge of origin mattress

kneeling on origin mattress

Overall, the Origin mattress had excellent edge support.

When sitting on the edge of the bed, the mattress could absorb our weight even when focused on one area and had minimal sagging.

Sinking depths

As well as the edge of the mattress, we wanted to see how much the mattress absorbed our weight when concentrated on one area. ⚓

standin on origin mattress
The mattress had a sinking depth of around 11 cm (4.3”).

This sinkage is fairly minimal compared to some mattresses we’ve performed this test with in the past. 🤔

This is another indication of the firmer support of the Origin Hybrid mattress.

Heavier-weight people will be more comfortable on this mattress as it can absorb more weight in a single area without plummeting to the base.

We also measured the sinking depths of the shoulders and pelvis depending on your sleeping position:

Female Tester (56 kg / 124.4 lbs) Male Tester (82 kg / 182 lbs)
Side sleeping Shoulders: 1.5 cm (0.59”)
Pelvis: 5 cm (1.9”)
Shoulders: 3 cm (1.18”)
Pelvis: 6 cm (2.36”)
Back sleeping Shoulders: 0 cm (0”)
Pelvis: 3 (1.18”)
Shoulders: 3 cm (1.18”)
Pelvis: 3.5 cm (1.37”)
Stomach sleeping Shoulders: 0 cm (0”)
Pelvis: 3 cm (1.18”)
Shoulders: 1.5 (0.59”)
Pelvis: 3 cm (1.18”)

As you can see, there is very little sinkage overall.

This is preferable for stomach sleepers and heavier weights who will benefit from minimal sinkage.

If you like to sleep atop your mattress without sinking in too deeply then you'd probably enjoy the comfort of the Origin Hybrid.


Is the Origin mattress good for couples?

Let's face it - whether due to snoring or restlessness, your partner is a determining factor in your overall sleep quality.

If you wake up from your partner's movements in the night, this may mean you have a high motion transfer mattress.

Motion transfer refers to how much the mattress can absorb motion, preventing you from feeling your partner when they move on the other side.

We tested this by having one tester lay down on the mattress with their eyes closed while the other tester made as much movement as possible on the other side.

Our tester felt minimal movement even when the other tester was jumping up and down on the other side of the bed. 🦘

cat on origin mattress

cat on origin mattress

Our Sleep Hero kitty likes to jump on and off the bed at night, but we weren’t disturbed by his movements either.

Overall, we found that the Origin mattress has very low motion transfer. ⛵

If you’re a restless sleeper or you usually get disturbed by your partner moving around in bed at night, then the Origin Hybrid mattress may be the answer to healing that relationship rift.


Does the Origin mattress sleep cool?

Many people are sceptical about buying memory foam mattresses because they retain heat, creating a warmer sleeping environment. ♨️

However, hybrid mattresses tend to be cooler than all-foam mattresses because the spring layer promotes better airflow throughout the mattress.

The Origin mattress is also infused with graphite cooling particles, designed to keep your body at 18.3°C. ❄️

This is the recommended temperature for deep sleep.

a man sleeping with thermometer
The Origin Hybrid mattress regulates temperature during sleep.

Additionally, the Bamboo cover helps to wick away moisture and increase air circulation with over 10,000 ventilation holes.

We experienced a cool and breathable sleep on the Origin mattress and didn't experience any overheating.

However, if you’re an excessively hot sleeper, you may experience different results.

In this case, we'd recommend avoiding mattresses that contain foam and opting for an organic mattress instead.

Origin mattress sizes

The Origin Hybrid mattress is available in standard UK sizes.

UK mattress sizes

Our Origin Mattress UK size guide:

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

We also measured the depth of the Origin Hybrid. 📏

The Origin mattress is advertised as 25 cm (9.8”) in depth.

However, ours fell just 1 cm short of this at 24 cm (9.4”).

measuring origin mattress
The Origin mattress depth is standard with other mattresses.

Measurements can vary with bed-in-a-box mattresses depending on how much it decompresses.

However, you’ll find most measure around the 25 cm (9.8”) mark.

Does the Origin mattress have a weight limit?

The Origin Hybrid mattress has a recommended weight capacity of up to 240 kg (639 lbs), depending on the size of the mattress you purchase.

This makes it a suitable option for heavier-weight people.

Alternatively, the Nectar mattress supports weights over 290 kg (938 lbs).

Origin mattress prices

One of the great advantages of the Origin mattress is that it’s much more affordable than competing bed-in-a-box brands. 💰

Man with coins
The Origin mattress is competitively priced.

While it doesn't have the benefit of a removable cover, our testers felt that the overall quality was very good value for money.

You could also upgrade to the Origin Hybrid Pro mattress with even more advanced hybrid layers, including natural latex and wool:

Origin mattress discount codes

The Origin Hybrid mattress has fantastic sales throughout the year, with as much as 40% off the regular price.

You may even find Origin mattress coupon codes online for even more savings. 🏷️

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Origin mattress delivery

The Origin mattress includes free delivery in the UK and should arrive between 2 - 8 business days. 🚚

Our Origin Hybrid mattress arrived promptly, but unlike other brands, it was not packaged in a cardboard box.

origin mattress rolled up
The Origin mattress was delivered without a box.
However, we were later informed that this was because the mattress was shipped directly from the company's factory.

Typically, your Origin mattress should be packed in a carton box for additional protection.

Our delivery driver was on his own and asked us to help him carry the mattress from the van and take it upstairs ourselves, which we were more than happy to do.

However, some less able people may have struggled in this scenario.

In this case, we recommend choosing a brand, such as Simba, which offers two-person delivery to your room of choice.

unwrapping origin mattress

unwrapping origin mattress

As we unwrapped the Origin mattress, we were surprised to see it was rolled in multiple layers of plastic. 🤨

We counted between 3 - 4 plastic layers, and unwrapping all these layers felt a bit like pass-the-parcel.

Eventually, we could unroll the Origin mattress, which began to expand immediately.

Once we cut away the final layer of plastic, it expanded to its full size within seconds.

origin mattress expanding

unwrapping origin mattress

We were very impressed with how quickly the mattress expanded.

However, we also have some concerns about the multiple plastic layers and what impact this might have on the environment. 🌎

If the environment is a concern, you should consider a more sustainable brand, such as Hypnos or Harrison Spinks.

Origin mattress returns & guarantee

Every Origin mattress includes a 200-day risk-free trial and free returns, which you automatically enrol in with your purchase.

From the day of delivery, you then have 200 days to sleep on your mattress and decide if it’s a good fit.

If you find the Origin mattress unsuitable, simply contact Origin Mattress UK via the website.

sleep trial graphic
You can sleep on your Origin mattress for 200 nights before making your final decision.

They’ll arrange to pick up your mattress for free, and once it’s received back, you’ll get a full refund. 💰

It should also be returned in good condition.


Origin mattress guarantee

Your Origin mattress also automatically qualifies for a 15-year warranty. 🤞

This protects you from:

  • Visible indentation (more than 2.54 cm/ 1 inch) caused by manufacturing faults
  • Any physical or structural flaw that causes the foam to split/crack

However, the warranty will not cover you if the fault is caused by accidental damage.

Accidental damage includes using an unsuitable bed frame, washing the cover, stains, tears, burns or damage caused during a move.

We highly recommend using a waterproof mattress protector, such as the Nectar mattress protector, for additional safeguarding.

This not only protects your warranty from unexpected accidents but also improves the overall longevity of the mattress and decreases bacteria and dust build-up.

Should you buy the Origin mattress?

We think the Origin mattress is an excellent budget-friendly mattress for those looking for firmer support. ✔️

It’s a particularly good option for:

  • Stomach sleepers
  • Heavier weight sleepers
  • Those looking for orthopaedic support

However, we don’t think this mattress is for everyone. ❌

If you're a side sleeper, a lighter weight or prefer sinking into your mattress, then you may not find the Origin mattress comfortable.

Fortunately, the 200-night trial allows you to try it out risk-free before you fully commit to this purchase.



  • Material

    High-quality materials in a premium cover. 

  • Comfort

    It may not be comfortable for everyone. 

  • Off-gassing

    Minimal off-gassing. 

  • Breathability

    Highly breathable and cool. 

  • Motion transfer & support

    Excellent support & low motion transfer.

  • Delivery & returns

    Free returns & money-back guarantee.

  • Value for money

    Exceptional value for the quality. 

Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Origin Mattress UK

Customer service: To contact Origin Mattress UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at enquiry@originmattress.co.uk, or visit their live online chat.

Registered office: Manchester, Cardinal Maritime Limited, Sharston Road, Manchester, M22 4ZS

Read our interview with Origin Mattress UK.

Frequently asked questions

  • Where is the Origin mattress from?

    The Origin mattress was founded in Germany in 2018.

    They have since expanded into 8 countries, including the UK.

    Scroll up to our Origin Hybrid mattress review to learn more about the flagship Origin mattress. 

  • Is the Origin mattress good?

    If you enjoy the feel of a firmer mattress, the Origin mattress could be all you need for a good night’s sleep.

    The mattress uses advanced high-quality materials with a HexaGrid layer for orthopaedic support.

    It’s an excellent value-for-money mattress that stands up well against more expensive competitors.

    Our Origin Hybrid mattress review found it to be a suitable option for stomach sleepers and heavier-weight sleepers who may benefit from a firmer mattress. 

    Origin mattress Trustpilot reviews have a healthy score of 4.1, with 73% of reviews being 5 stars. 

    They also offer a 200-day trial period and a 15-year warranty.

  • What else does Origin sell?

    Origin Mattress UK has since released some new products alongside the Origin Hybrid mattress, including the Origin Hybrid Pro mattress and Origin pillow. 

    The Original Coolmax Latex pillow is designed with cooling gel and a latex core for a cool and comfortable sleep. 

    The Origin Hybrid pro mattress combines 8 advanced layers, including an AirFill pillowtop, latex and bamboo-infused wool for a luxurious sleep. 

    We don't currently have a tried-and-tested Origin Hybrid Pro mattress review, but we'll let you know as soon as we do. 

  • What happens to returned Origin mattresses?

    You might be curious about what happens to your Origin mattress if you return it during your trial.

    You can sleep well knowing these old mattresses do not go to waste.

    Every refunded mattress is donated to the British Heart Foundation [1] to go to someone in need.


Holly Matthews

Senior Content Writer

Holly has been a content writer at Sleep Hero UK since 2021. With an MA degree in literature and previous experience working at a leading UK bed retailer, she is committed to using her skills to guide others towards making better sleep choices.

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