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Who is the Simba Hybrid Luxe most suitable for?
The highly advanced design of the Simba Hybrid Luxe means that most people would likely find it comfortable.
However, we think it’s a particularly good choice for:
- Couples/restless sleepers
- Side and back sleepers
- Medium-weight sleepers
This is the most premium option of all Simba mattresses and a good choice for those looking for a higher-end product. 👑
The Simba Hybrid Luxe is great for light sleepers who have trouble staying still.
However, if you’re on a budget, then the Simba Hybrid or Simba Hybrid Pro are considerably cheaper.
The Simba Hybrid Luxe might also not be well suited to:
- Excessively hot sleepers
- Stomach sleepers
- Heavier weight sleepers
For heavier people or those that sleep on their stomach, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid may be a better choice.
This hybrid mattress has a firmer feel that supports every weight.
What does sleeping on the Simba Hybrid Luxe feel like?
Overall, sleeping on the Simba Hybrid Luxe was very comfortable.
Laying down on the mattress felt supportive and you could tell the mattress was designed with high attention to detail. 🔍
We felt the mattress supported every sleeping position but is a particularly great choice for back and side sleepers.
In the side sleeping position, the mattress moulded around the body whilst keeping the spine neutrally aligned throughout the night.
For lighter-weight side sleepers, you may feel more comfortable on a mattress with slightly more give.
Likewise, heavier-weight sleepers may feel they sink too much into the mattress.
The medium-firm feel of this mattress makes it a perfect choice for back sleepers.
As you can see, the Simba Hybrid Luxe contours around the heavier parts of the body (hips, shoulders, and head) without bending the spine too much.
The contoured support zones, Simba-Pure foam and clever pocket spring system worked in unison.
We think the mattress also suited lighter-weight stomach sleepers. 🎈
The Simba Hybrid Luxe is suitable for lighter weight stomach sleepers.
Our tester was supported fairly well in this position and the spine is well aligned.
However, slightly heavier stomach sleepers may need a firmer mattress. 🧱
If you feel pain in your lower back whilst in this position, this indicates that you need a firmer mattress.
Another important note is that our tester tried this position without a pillow.
Sleeping without a pillow in this position helps to take pressure off the spine and reduce tension. 😨
Great temperature regulation
Memory foam mattresses have a bad reputation for causing overheating during the night.🥵
This is because heat is retained inside memory foam material, creating a warmer sleep.
However, the Simba Hybrid Luxe is made with Simba Pure foam - a similar but much cooler alternative to memory foam.
The pocket spring layers also allow air to flow throughout the mattress.
Simba has made temperature control a prime focus of the Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress.
Simba Hybrid Luxe cooling properties include:
- Top cover with open-cell casing for enhanced breathability.
- Bamboo wool layer with thermal control and moisture-wicking properties.
- Open-cell Simba-Pure foam layer which encourages airflow.
- Spring layers distributed between foam with optimal ventilation.
- Zoned support base with contoured grooves for better circulation.
Overall, we found the Simba Hybrid Luxe comparatively cooler compared to some other mattress brands and overheating wasn’t an issue.
But we found there was little difference in coolness between the Simba Hybrid Luxe and Simba Hybrid Pro despite some claims.
But if you naturally feel hot during sleep, then a mattress with foam might not be your best option.
Simba Hybrid Luxe review of cover
Every Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress comes with a removable knitted mattress cover.
Made from 99% polyester and 1% elastane, the hypoallergenic cover prevents dust mites and bacteria.
However, we encourage you to still use your regular sheets and a mattress protector for extra protection. ☔
Side handles for easy movement
We were pleased to discover the Simba Hybrid Luxe comes with side handles.
As the mattress is fairly heavy and deep, the handles make moving it around much easier. 🤹
You should never flip the mattress, but we recommend rotating it every 6 months.
The mattress comes with 8 handles altogether (2 on each side) making it convenient to move around.
Can you wash the Simba Hybrid Luxe cover?
The Simba Hybrid Luxe cover can be removed and washed. 🧼
This is another benefit that makes the Simba Hybrid Luxe a better design than the previous Simba mattresses.
Check the washing instructions on the label of your Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress. 🏷️
The Simba Hybrid and Simba Hybrid Pro mattress covers can be removed, but cannot be washed. ✋
Having a washable cover will help to remove bacteria, moisture build-up, stains, and improve the overall lifespan of your mattress.
However, to ensure your mattress is fully protected, we highly recommend using a waterproof mattress protector.
This will protect the mattress from accidents, bacteria build-up, and increase the overall lifespan.
Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress prices
The Simba Hybrid Luxe is the most expensive mattress in the Simba Sleep range. 💰
However, it is also the most premium option.
To simplify things, we’ve broken down the prices for each mattress and what you get for your buck:
|Simba Hybrid||£600 - £1100||
5 layers (25cm deep) including 3 Simba-Pure foam layers and up to 2,500 springs.
4 handles for ease of movement
Removable hypoallergenic cover (non-washable)
|40% OFF SIMBA HYBRID|
|Simba Hybrid Pro||£1000 - £1500||
7 layers (28cm deep) including 3 Simba-Pure foam layers, natural wool layer and up to 5,000 pocket springs.
4 handles for ease of movement
Removable hypoallergenic cover (non-washable)
|40% OFF SIMBA HYBRID PRO|
|Simba Hybrid Luxe||£1100 - £2100||
10 layers (31cm deep) including 4 Simba-Pure foam layers, natural bamboo wool layer and up to 6,000 pocket springs.
8 handles for ease of movement
Removable and washable hypoallergenic cover
|40% OFF SIMBA HYBRID LUXE|
The Simba Hybrid Luxe is expensive, but it also has nearly double the pocket springs and layers of the Simba Hybrid.
Simba also offers interest-free credit, spreading the cost of the mattress across 6, 9, or 12 months.
But ultimately only you can decide if the Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress is worth the high price. 💭
If you're looking for a cheaper alternative that doesn't compromise on quality, consider the Simbatex Foam mattress instead.
This all-foam mattress is made up of four premium Simbatex foam layers.
Simba Hybrid Luxe discounts
Luckily, Simba Sleep offers generous discounts throughout the year on all of their mattresses. 🏷️
If you’re a new customer, you could get as much as 35% off the original price.
Bookmark our discounts page to keep on top of all Simba offers. 💰
Simba mattress NHS discount
If you’re a blue light cardholder or NHS staff, then we’ve got great news. 👩⚕️
Simba Sleep offers a special NHS discount that can be added through their customer service portal.
Just contact a member of the Simba team to activate the NHS discount.
Simba Hybrid Luxe review of delivery
The Simba Hybrid Luxe is a bed-in-a-box mattress. 📦
It’s been compressed and rolled up into a box, for quick and easy delivery.
Simba offers a white glove delivery service. 🚚
This means they will bring the new mattress to your room of choice.
Delivery is free to mainland UK addresses and can be at your door in as little as 3 days!
As the Simba Hybrid Luxe is compressed into a box, it can easily be transported.
However, it will be down to you to unpack it onto your bed base.
Follow the steps below to ensure you unwrap the mattress correctly. 👇
1. Open the box and find the carefully packed cutting tool
The cutting tool provided will mean you can cut into the plastic without causing damage to the mattress itself. ✂️
2. Remove and unroll the mattress
When you first take your new mattress out of the box, it will look like a burrito. 🌯
You’ll need the cutting tool to cut the first layer of packaging and unroll it still in its plastic.
3. Use the cutting tool to remove the plastic
Once your Simba Hybrid Luxe has been unrolled, it’s time to decompress. 🎈
Cut through the remaining plastic (be careful not to damage the mattress) and watch the mattress decompress.
4. Remove all plastic and obstructing objects
Fully remove all the plastic packaging and ensure there are no objects surrounding the mattress that might interfere with its decompression.
Most Simba mattresses reach their full size in 3-6 hours, but some can take as much as 72 hours. ⏳
It’s probably a good time to put the kettle on and start thinking about dinner…
5. 6 hours later...Sleep!
After the mattress has fully decompressed, it’s time to try it! 🙌
Some memory foam mattresses come with a faint chemical smell.
This is known as off-gassing. ♨️
However, as mentioned previously, Simba mattresses are made with CertiPUR certified and TCPP-free materials.
So, the smell should be barely noticeable.
If you do notice the smell, open a few windows and it should disappear after a few hours.
Simba Hybrid Luxe guarantee
The Simba Hybrid Luxe also comes with a 10-year guarantee.
This includes any issues with the mattress that are caused by faulty workmanship. 🛠️
If you find a fault, contact the Simba team within 30 days of spotting the issue and be ready to provide proof of purchase.
However, you won’t be covered by accidental damage such as stains and soiling or damage caused by pets or children.
Even more reason why you should consider investing in a mattress protector for extra peace of mind. 😅
Contact Simba Sleep UK
Customer service: To contact Simba Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their live online chat. The customer services team is available Monday to Friday, from 9am - 5pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
Registered office: Simba Sleep, The Stable Yard, 60 Petty France, Westminster, London SW1H 9EU