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Origin mattress composition
The Origin mattress is what you’d call a “hybrid mattress”.
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
- 100% quilted bamboo Tencel fabric top cover
We’ll unpack the most important layers below.
The HexaGrid layer is one of the unique components that make the Origin mattress stand out from 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.
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. 🌬️
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. 🦔
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 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. 🧱
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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. ☁️
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.
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.
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.
Origin mattress sizes
The Origin Hybrid mattress is available in standard UK sizes.
- 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”).
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.
The Nectar mattress supports weights over 290 kg (938 lbs).
Find out more:
Origin mattress discount codes
We’ve got even better news regarding budgeting for your new bed.
The Origin Hybrid mattress has had 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. 🏷️
Our discounts page has all the latest offers on the UK's top-rated mattresses and sleep accessories.
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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.
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. ☔
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.