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Origin Hybrid Mattress

Origin Mattress Review UK (2023)

Last updated: 31.10.2023 Reading time: 12 Min.

Need a new mattress?

This best–of–both–worlds mattress combines a comfy HexaGrid Orthopaedic layer with supportive pocket springs.

The Origin mattress was also voted Best Mattress by Vogue in 2022.

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

Our Origin mattress review will tell you more. 👇

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


  • Advanced hybrid mattress for a best-of-both-worlds sleep
  • HexaGrid Orthopaedic layer with different firmness zones
  • LumbarCoils spring system is designed to disperse weight evenly
  • Highly affordable compared to competitors
  • Free delivery & returns
  • 200-day trial with a money-back guarantee
  • 15-year guarantee
  • Firm support ideal for stomach sleepers
  • Great choice for heavier weight people (under 240 kg)
  • Advanced cooling properties and breathable cover
  • Excellent edge support
  • Award-winning and voted “Best Mattress” by Vogue in 2022


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

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Origin mattress composition

The Origin mattress is what you’d call a “hybrid mattress”.


Origin mattress on bed
The Origin mattress is made with advanced foam layers and pocket springs.

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

The Origin mattress is designed with 6 unique layers. ✨

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 Hexagrid layer is unique to other hybrid mattresses.

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 3 thirds with a firmer midsection for extra support for the back.

Graphite-infused foam layer

Graphite has recently become a popular material for foam mattresses.

origin mattress composition
Graphite helps to regulate body temperature.

This is because graphite can wick away moisture and absorb excess body heat.

The Origin mattress promises to keep the body close to 18.3°C with these additional cooling particles. 🌡️

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 across the mattress.

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

airflow in hybrid mattresses
The spring layer promotes air circulation.

Bamboo Tencel cover

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

Bamboo is highly sustainable as well as naturally cool.

It’s also soft and gentle for sensitive skin. 🦔


Origin mattress close up

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.

A removable and washable cover allows you to air the mattress and wash away any bacteria or dust build-up in the cover. 🦠

It’s not a train smash, but if you’re an allergy-sufferer or frequent night sweater, it’s perhaps worth considering a mattress with a washable cover instead.

These options might be more suitable:

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.

But suitability depends on your sleeping position, weight, and other key factors.

Sleeping positions are important because they can affect the spine's alignment and how much pressure you need on different areas of the body.

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.

You can see how the side sleeping position looked for our male and female tester:

female side sleeper on origin mattress

male side sleeper on origin mattress

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

You can see in the image how the shoulders aren't well aligned with one another, as the mattress is pushing back against the shoulder closest to the mattress.

We also felt minimal pressure relief in the joints. 😖

It should have been slightly softer around the hip and shoulder to absorb some of this pressure, and we did experience some discomfort.

The Simba Hybrid mattress is a better choice for most side sleepers. The Simba pure foam and pocket spring layers cradle the joints more gently, and it has an overall softer feel.

Back sleepers

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

Most back sleepers require a medium-firm mattress that absorbs some of the weight of the backside whilst promoting a straight spine.

Again, you can observe how this looked:

female back sleeper on origin mattress

male back sleeper on origin mattress

We found the Origin mattress is fairly suitable for back sleepers.

The spine was optimally aligned, and the joints and heavier regions were absorbed somewhat 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 slightly too firm for this position and would have preferred a softer feel for even better alignment and pressure relief.

The Panda Hybrid Bamboo mattress is more suitable for back sleepers. In our review, you’ll see how the mattress contours more easily around the backside and shoulders for greater pressure relief.

Stomach sleepers

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

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

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

female stomach sleeper on origin mattress

male stomach sleeper on origin mattress

We found the Origin mattress to be the most comfortable in the stomach sleeping position. 💕

The firm feel of the mattress was ideal for keeping the spine aligned with the neck when sleeping on our front.

You can also see in this image how sleeping without a pillow can be beneficial for stomach sleepers to help keep the neck low and aligned with the spine.


Origin mattress firmness

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

pressing the origin mattress
The Origin mattress has a firm feel.

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

It’s one of the firmest mattresses we’ve tested yet (and there’s been quite a few).

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

This is significantly firmer than some other bed-in-a-box mattress brands, such as Simba (6/10), Emma (4/10) and Nectar (7/10).

If you’re looking for a firmer-feeling mattress that doesn’t snuggle the body as much as other foam brands, then the Origin mattress is for you.


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. 🌅

Take a look at the images:

sitting on edge of origin mattress

kneeling on the edge of the origin mattress

Overall, the Origin mattress had excellent edge support. 😅

When sitting on the edge of the bed, we didn’t feel the mattress sagging, and it could absorb our weight even when focused on one area.


Sinking depths

As well as the edge of the mattress, we wanted to see how much the mattress sank in the middle. ⚓

We tested this by standing in the middle of the mattress with our weight concentrated on one area.

Sinking depth test on origin mattress
The Origin mattress barely sank when standing in the middle.

The mattress sank to around 11 cm (4.3”).

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

Take a look at how these other mattresses performed:

  • Simba Hybrid mattress: 13 cm (5.11”)
  • DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress: 13 cm (5.11”)
  • Panda Hybrid mattress: 19.5 cm (7.6”)

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 how much the mattress sank in the heavier parts of the body depending on your sleeping position:

Person A (56 kg / 124.4 lbs) Person B (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.

For side sleepers, the ideal mattress would have much more sinking in the shoulder and pelvis to absorb this pressure suitably. ☁️

side sleeper spinal alignment
Side sleepers need a softer mattress that moulds around the body for a more balanced sleep.

The back sleeping position had moderate sinking in the pelvis, but we’d have preferred more contouring around this region for even better support. 🤗

However, stomach sleepers need minimal sinking in these parts, and the results indicate the Origin mattress is more suitable for this sleeping position.


Is the Origin mattress good for couples?

Motion transfer determines whether a mattress is suitable for couples.

This refers to how much the mattress can absorb motion, preventing you from bouncing when there is movement 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 good 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 mattress could be your answer to a more restful sleep.

On the Origin mattress, you shouldn’t feel your partner getting out of bed to use the bathroom, or tossing and turning during the night.


Does the Origin mattress sleep cool?

Many people are sceptical about buying memory foam mattresses because they are known for retaining heat, which creates a warmer sleeping environment. ♨️

However, hybrid mattresses are typically cooler than all-foam mattresses because they incorporate springs, which promote better airflow throughout the mattress.

This increased airflow helps to dissipate heat, which can build up in all-foam mattresses, and they often also incorporate additional cooling properties.

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

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

This is the recommended temperature for deep sleep.

Additionally, the Tencel pillowtop 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.


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

Luckily, you have a 200-night sleep trial to discover whether the Origin Hybrid mattress is cool enough for you.

Who is the Origin mattress suitable for?

The Origin mattress is unique from other bed-in-a-box mattresses, particularly since it feels much firmer than the typical “medium-firm” hybrid mattresses.

Different firmnesses
The Origin mattress has a firm feel.

Therefore, we wouldn’t recommend this mattress to everyone. 👎

The Origin mattress is most suitable for:

  • Stomach sleepers
  • Heavier weight sleepers (within the recommended weight capacity)
  • People looking for orthopaedic support
  • Couples and restless sleepers
  • Those looking for a more affordable mattress
  • Warm sleepers

The Origin mattress is less suitable for:

  • Side sleepers
  • Lighter weight sleepers
  • Those who want to feel “hugged in” by a mattress
  • Excessively hot sleepers
  • Elderly people or those with joint pain

The Origin mattress is particularly suitable for those looking for a firm bed-in-a-box mattress that is cheaper than other firm mattress options.


Origin mattress sizes

The Origin Hybrid mattress is available in standard UK sizes.

UK mattress sizes

This includes:

  • 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 mattress has a recommended weight capacity depending on the size mattress you purchase.

Follow this guide:

  • Single: Up to 100 kg / 220 lbs
  • Double: Up to 200 kg / 440 lbs
  • King: Up to 240 kg / 529 lbs
  • Super King: Up to 240 kg / 529 lbs

Exceeding the recommended weight limit could damage the mattress and void your warranty. ❌

Consider the Nectar mattress if you need a mattress that supports weights over this recommended limit.

Nectar mattress weight limit
The Nectar mattress is suitable for heavier weights.

The Nectar mattress supports weights over 290 kg (938 lbs).

Find out more:

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. 💰

Prices for the Origin Hybrid mattress start at £699.

This is significantly cheaper than other hybrid mattresses such as the Nectar Hybrid, Simba Hybrid, and Emma Premium, which cost between £800 - £999 for a single size.


Man with coins
The Origin mattress is competitively priced.

If you’re looking for a firm budget-friendly mattress that is still high-quality, then the Origin mattress is a no-brainer. 🧠

For a more premium firm mattress, consider the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid instead.

This hybrid mattress combines advanced memory foam and pocket spring layers and includes a lifetime guarantee.

To get a better idea of the price of an Original mattress, we've listed them below.

(Please note, this does not include any promotions or product discounts.)

£ 699
Small Double
£ 719
£ 769
£ 899
Super King
£ 1,100

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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 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.

Initially, this made us a little sceptical, as there was no branding on the outside to tell us anything about the mattress.

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.

Other brands usually come with two delivery drivers and deliver the mattress to the room of your choice.

Unwrapping Origin mattress

Cutting plastic off 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 like pass-the-parcel.

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

Origin mattress unrolled
We also could see the pocket springs in the bottom of the mattress.

It was finally time to cut away the final layer of plastic.

As soon as we did, the mattress expanded to its full size within seconds.

Origin mattress unwrapping
It took around 10 minutes to unwrap our Origin mattress.

Overall, 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. 🌎

Origin mattress returns

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 pop the Origin brand a message.


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 Origin mattress for free, and once it’s received back, you’ll get a full refund. 💰

We typically recommend giving a mattress at least a month before deciding whether it’s for you, as it can take our bodies around 3 - 4 weeks to adjust to a new mattress.

Your Origin mattress should also be returned in good condition.

We’d recommend purchasing a waterproof mattress protector to prevent accidental stains during the trial. ☔

How long will the Origin mattress last?

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 mattress protector with your Origin mattress.

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.

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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. ❌

It’s not very well suited to:

  • Side sleepers
  • Lighter weight sleepers
  • Those looking for pressure relief on the joints

But, either way, you can feel assured by the 200-night trial so that you can try it out before you fully commit to this purchase.



  • Material

    High-quality materials in a premium cover. 

  • Comfort

    Great support, but not suitable 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 UK

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

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

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.

  • Can orthopaedic mattresses cause back pain?

    While orthopaedic mattresses are marketed to support the back and prevent pain, this is not always the case.

    Orthopaedic mattresses are typically very firm, creating pain in the upper and lower back if unsuitable for your weight and sleeping position.

    Before you invest in an orthopaedic mattress, check our firmness scale guide to figure out which type of mattress you need for your sleeping position to ensure optimal spinal alignment.

    If you already have an orthopaedic mattress and think it could be too firm for you, consider buying a mattress topper.

    This will create a softer top layer that will cushion the joints and encourage better spinal support for side sleepers.

  • 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.

    We recommend it to stomach sleepers and heavier-weight sleepers who may benefit from a firmer mattress to improve their sleep quality.

    The Origin mattress also includes a 200-day trial period and a 15-year warranty.

  • What else does Origin sell?

    As well as the Origin mattress, you can also get your hands on the Origin Coolmax Latex pillow.

    This pillow combines natural latex and cooling gel layers for advanced cooling comfort.

    Our article lets you learn more about the best cool pillows in the UK.

  • 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 to go to someone in need.

  • References



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After years of working in a leading UK bed store, I'm passionate about helping others find their perfect mattress. I love to write about sleep almost as much as I love to nap!

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