Our Simba Mattress Review: Is The Simba Hybrid® Original Mattress Worth It?

For a few years now I’ve been struggling with sleep and have just put it down to my age. I’ve been seeking all sorts of medical help but hadn’t considered that a change of mattress could help.

When Simba approached me and asked me to try out their Hybrid® Original Mattress so that I could write a Simba mattress review, I thought why not give it a go?

Rather than covering the technology behind the mattress (you can find all of that on their website), I have written about our personal experience so you can get a better idea of what to expect from a Simba mattress from a real person.

Simba sent me this Super King Hybrid® Original Mattress free of charge so that I could review it but all of my views are my own.

Simba Hybrid mattress for a Simba mattress review.

Why try a Simba mattress?

When trying out a mattress in a shop, it may seem comfortable at the time but you really don’t know how it will work out in the long run.

Experts say that it can take up to 30 days to get used to a new mattress.

A big reason we think it is worth trying a Simba mattress is that they offer a 200-night free trial.

This means that you can have your mattress delivered, try it for a very decent amount of time – certainly enough to know whether it works for you or not – and return it if it doesn’t work for you. When I say return it, I mean arrange a very hassle free pick up (for free).

Other things to consider about buying a mattress from Simba are that they are a British mattress company and all of their mattresses (which are designed by sleep scientists) are made in the UK.

They have over 300,000 5-star reviews on their website and many of their products are Which? recommended, including their award-winning Hybrid® Original Mattress.

The thing about the Hybrid mattress is that it is rated as ‘medium-firm- but in fact it has been designed to suit everyone. Literally any shape or size and any sleep position is covered.

If you’ve tried a memory foam mattress but didn’t get on with it because it made you feel too hot, the Hybrid® range is different.

They have developed something called Simbatex® foam which is cooler than memory foam.

With all of this, I guess the question is why not try a Simba mattress?

If you’re still not sure, then maybe my personal experience will help.

Here is my review of the Simba Hybrid® Original mattress.

Simba Mattress review – Simba Hybrid® Original

We have had the mattress for one month now and here is our experience of it so far.

The mattress came boxed and although the box is fairly large and heavy, it was small compared to the eventual size of the mattress.

We were actually glad it came like this because we weren’t quite ready for it. We were just putting the finishing touches to our house after a large renovation project and were happy to store the mattress in its box in a corner of a room for a couple of weeks.

Once we were ready for it, we opened up the box and found the mattress rolled up in a vacuum packed bag.

Note: If you are getting a Super King mattress, you will need 2 people to manoeuvre the box and mattress. I can imagine a King and a Double would also need 2 people.

Simba Hybrid® Original mattress being unpacked

After opening up the packaging, you need to allow the mattress to ‘inflate’ for at least 6 hours but it can continue to expand for 72 hours.

inflating a Simba mattress.

The photo above is what it will look like straight after taking it out of the packaging and the one at the end of the post is what it will look like after 72 hours.

The one thing I feel I should point out is that there is a smell when you first open up the mattress. Simba say that this starts to disappear after 24 hours.

In reality, we are a few weeks in and there is still a smell but it is getting fainter.

So did we like the Simba Hybrid® Original Mattress?

In short – we did. And here’s why.

Not wanting to get too personal but I am approaching 50 and my sleep has not been great for a while.

Couple that with a partner who likes to sleep on his back and snore. Now I’m not saying he snores less with this mattress but I don’t notice the snoring as much. I think this is because I am sleeping better or am getting better deep sleep.

He also gets up for work a lot earlier than me. Every time he rolled over or got out of bed, I was almost catapulted out of my side (we had a terrible mattress for years).

With the Simba mattress, he can turn over in his sleep and I do not feel a movement at all. It is an absolute game changer for me. This is down to their anti-motion transfer technology.

Obviously having a Super King mattress helps too. There is so much space!

I really didn’t think I would get a good night’s sleep again at my age. Now I love getting into bed knowing I will sleep through most nights and wake feeling great.

I thought that my forgetfulness and general lacklustre was down to me approaching menopause but it turns out, I just wasn’t getting enough good quality sleep.

If you’re not quite ready to buy a new mattress, SIMBA also make mattress toppers. We are using their Hybrid double mattress topper on an old mattress and it has made it much more comfortable.

Although you can take the cover off the Hybrid range for washing, you might want to consider getting a mattress protector.

Now we just need to finish our home renovations and buy a new bed.

Fully inflated Simba Hybrid mattress.

Any downsides to getting a Simba mattress?

The only downside I can think of is that we are a camper van loving family but the sleeping arrangements in our campervan are looking much less appealing these days.

Might have to see if we can squeeze a Simba mattress topper into the van!