The Ultimate Guide To Memory Foam Mattresses
If you find your sleeping pattern has been disturbed lately, or perhaps you’re waking up with aches and pains; it may be down to the fact you require a new mattress. Many of us underestimate how important our mattresses are in our day to day lives in terms of our overall health. In fact, bad mattresses can be the main reason for sleep deprivation and body aches and pains for many people. It is advised that you change your mattress every 7 years, however some of the latest and most modern designs we have uncovered claim to last up to a decade.
Traditionally, the most popular type of mattress is the pocket sprung, however in recent years new memory foam hybrid technology mattresses have become more and more favoured. Many of these modern designs are vacuum packed and are only available online. And almost all of them offer a 100-night trial in which you can return the mattress for a full refund if you’re not pleased with the product. All of the mattresses we’ve researched that use this new memory foam hybrid technology has received an outstanding review from even the fussiest of sleepers. Has this modern technology revolutionised the way we sleep?
Overall customer’s rated The Simba Hybrid a 10/10.
This UK based, vacuum packed mattress promises the perfect night’s sleep with its modern, hybrid technology. The Simba Hybrid features a foam core of 16cm, a 3cm outer layer of memory foam followed by a 4cm layer of conical pocket springs which individually adjust as you sleep. The Simba proves to be much softer than other similar products within its category and is an all-rounder in terms of comfort and practicality. The ‘Simbatex’ comfort layer is particularly useful for those who perspire during sleep. The Simba helps to keep sweat at bay, so for those who get hot at night, you won’t need to worry about replacing it for years as it’s fantastically robust. The light foam texture is also great for those who sleep on their backs. The Simba is not as heavy as others but can be difficult to manoeuvre so handles would have been desirable. What’s also great about the Simba is that comes in a vast range of sizes including single, small double, standard double, king and super-king and is also available for a 100 day Trial.
The Otty Sleep Mattress has an overall Trustpilot rating of 5*.
Otty Sleep reassures that their mattress is like no other. Built up of 5 innovative layers of structurally responsive memory foam, Otty’s most favourable feature is its cool blue gel core technology. The cooling layer promises to promote air circulation and provides a cooler night’s sleep by regulating your body temperature. Compared with other, similar types of mattresses which work with hybrid technology, Otty has mastered its temperature control. The thermostatic cushioning responds to your body as you sleep, meaning you wake up feeling refreshed and not too warm or cold. Whilst the memory foam is sturdy and supportive, it remains soft and comfortable. Like many, the Otty Mattress is available in sizes single, small double, standard double, EU double, king and super king, EU king and super king, and the option to take out a 100-day trial is also available.
Hyde and Sleep
Hyde and Sleep have four mattresses featured in their collection, all boasting an impressive customer rating. Each mattress has a different price point, with the pocket sprung hybrid being the most expensive.
As the most modern edition in the Hyde and Sleep mattress collection, the pocket sprung hybrid plus promises to provide supportive layers of cooling memory foam and 2,000 mini pocket springs. It’s 25cm deep, and slightly firmer than the memory foam mattress. The sprung hybrid is wrapped with a luxurious and breathable cover, adding to the overall comfort. Each layer of Hyde and Sleep memory foam uses technology to protect mattresses from dust mites and bacteria. The springs help to distribute body weight and reduce the buildup of pressure points and the high-density polyurethane foam base houses ventilation channels to create 7 zones of air flow, keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep.
Pocket Sprung Hybrid – from £399
Whilst the pocket sprung features almost all of the qualities of the plus, this version has slightly fewer pocket springs (1,200) and is only 22cm deep. Being slightly firmer than the memory foam mattress, the pocket sprung mattress remains supportive and comfortable. As a strong contender to the hybrid plus version, with this mattress, you can enjoy the same standard and quality for less.
Next Gen Memory Foam Plus – from £399
With 25cm of support and bounce, the memory foam plus mattress promises to be the most sublime memory foam mattress ever. With a medium to firm feel, the quality of the mattress is second to none in comparison with other brands. This mattress combines the comfort and feel of latex and memory foam in one layer. This means you get the extra ‘bounce’ you would feel from latex, as well as the moulding benefits of memory foam. Again, this mattress contains many of the same qualities that the hybrid plus boasts.
Next Gen Memory Foam – from £299
The original memory foam mattress by Hyde and Sleep provides the same great qualities of the memory foam plus, including the next-gen memory foam technology with cooling properties to ensure no overheating. Although slightly smaller, the memory foam is 20cm deep with a medium to firm feel.
The mattresses at Hyde and Sleep are available in slightly fewer sizes compared to the others. The sizes available are single, double, king and super king (each varying in price), a 100-day trial is also available on them all.
4138 customers reviewed the Eve Mattress as a 4.6/5.
This Eve Mattress claims to be the most comfortable mattress and offers a 100-night money back home trial. Offering a soft, cushioning, knitted top cover, 3cm of breathable memory foam, 3cm of revolutionary cooling layering, a 18cm supportive base layer and an anti-slip base. The Eve Mattress comes vacuum packed like many others. The mattress is great for anyone who sleeps on their side or who is fairly light, however, a larger person may not agree it’s the most comfortable. It’s soft, yet supportive, and very stable, although hard to rotate as it has no handles. The Eve Mattress is available in 11 different sizes from single to a massive 7×7 foot.
The Nrem mattress is the most unique we have uncovered throughout our search. Whilst offering many of the same qualities that the others have, including a hybrid of pocket springs, the Nrem also features 5 interchangeable comfort zones allowing you to customise the mattress to your exact needs, especially great for those who suffer from chronic pain. The Nrem comes with 3 different densities of deep reflex foam including firm, medium and soft. Each reflex tablet can be easily interchanged in the comfort of your own home and allow those who suffer from pain to adjust the mattress to their required comfort. It is also tailored to allow you and your partner to have individual setups. Again, the Nrem features a cool blue ‘viscool’ foam with thermoregulating technology and contains 1,800 pocket springs for superior support and bounce. The Nrem is available in single, double, king and super king.
Tweak Duo Mattress – from £840
The Tweak Duo mattress claims to be the ultimate hybrid of pocket springs and responsive foams. The Duo allows you to create your perfect setup, designed and tailored to the way you like to sleep. Whether you sleep face down, on your side or back, you can choose from soft, medium, and firm so you can have your side, your way. The duo makes it easy for you to simply swap your firmness at any time with the pull of a zip. Again, the duo features ‘viscool’ technology and 1,800 individual pocket springs. Available in sizes double, king and super king.
Both Tweak Mattresses come with the option of a 100-night trial.
Closely rivalling the Simba Mattress, the Casper promises to be suitable for all types of sleeper, including people who sleep on their backs. Combining 4 layers of pressure relieving memory foam and a springy, breathable top layer, the Casper creates a supported mattress which is claimed to make you feel practically weightless. The Casper also comes with a removable cover which is easy to clean. Like the others, the Casper is designed to help you keep cool using an open-cell top layer which uses convection and conduction to flow heat away from your body. The memory foam layer also leverages airflow to pull heat out of the top layer, leaving you cool and comfortable. The Casper is available in sizes single, double, king and super and has the option for a 100-night money back trial.
Mattress Price Comparison Table
Below we have created a table comparing all the prices of the differently sized mattress’ from the websites above. All prices are based on UK mattress sizes. (Prices may vary from the ones shown on this table depending on the mattress type.)