The Simba Hybrid Mattress has been making waves throughout the bedding industry in the UK, but does the product really live up to the hype and expectation?
As a company, you would expect Simba know a thing or two about making mattresses, they originally started in 1979 in Derbyshire making threads for the bedding sector. In 2002 they introduced their own Simba mattress and have sold over one million units throughout the world. So, what has made the brand so successful?
The Simba Hybrid Mattress has been designed to high-quality specifications by using a revolutionary design, superior materials and expert testing – this has all been done to create an ultimate sleeping surface. Ideal for people up and down the nation, who can’t wait to drift off to sleep after a hard day’s work.
You can buy this item in a range of sizing options, from a small single all the way up to an emperor and even European sizes too. This makes it ideal if you have a bed frame from IKEA or another continental store. Of course, you can purchase the standard UK sizes of Small (3ft), Double (4ft 6in), King (5ft) and Super King (6ft).
Simba Mattress Exceptional Design
The product itself features a combination of 2,500 conical pocket springs which proved to be a ground-breaking attribute. It meant that the product could be delivered to customers ‘rolled-up’ in its packaging, instead of having a bulky six-foot mattress needing to be guided carefully from the front door into a bedroom upstairs.
Equally as well as being friendly for delivery, the pocket springs themselves provided superior support for the sleeper too. Many brands offer specific mattresses for back sleepers, side sleepers and so on, however Simba’s revolutionary design meant their mattress worked for those who like to be face down, curled up or spawned out.
The designers used the data of over ten million sleepers when creating the Hybrid mattress, this enabled them to refine their product in greater detail and in a way, which has never been done before.
The pocket springs have been designed to help eliminate ‘roll together’ between two sleeping partners, this means should one person move in the middle of the night, the other side of the item so remain unaffected. The springs are designed to minimise disturbance and cradle each partners body and shape on an individual basis.
In addition to the 2,500 pocket springs the responsive layer of visco memory foam has also been designed to aid the sleeper too. Memory foam is designed to mould to the body in response to heat and pressure, thus evenly distributing body weight. It can also help to relieve pains, body aches, and soreness. You can read more about Memory Foam by reading our fantastic mattress buying guide.
Did you know? The early prototypes of memory foam were originally developed by NASA for the space program in the 1960s. However, it wasn’t used for sleeping – it was used as part of the seating for the astronauts as they raced into outer space.
On the top layer of the Simba Mattress you’ll find ‘Simbatex’, this is Simba’s very own synthetic latex. It is designed to keep you cooler than memory foam as it contains natural cooling soybean balms. It also a cell structure which differs from standard foam and feels cool to the touch.
Simbatex is used because a lot of other brands use memory foam as the top layer on their mattresses, for some people this can make them feel too hot, causing a restless night’s sleep – Simbatex has all the benefits of memory foam but without the heat retention, meaning you get the best of both worlds and a comfortable night’s sleep.
However, that’s not all, like most things in life the foundations are normally one of the key elements in the success of a product. On the Simba Hybrid you’ll find a zoned base, which has been engineered to give you pressure relieving support in all the right places. There’s nothing worse waking up in the middle of the night or the next morning feeling un-refreshed, with a zoned base you should wake up, feeling ready for the day ahead.
As part of the Simba Hybrid Mattress review, we’ve also loved the fact it’s 25cm (10 inches) in height, meaning normal sheets will fit this item just fine. It has also been designed as a non-flip item, this means you don’t need to turn it over; however, you do need to rotate it – this is one of the very few conditions you need to pay attention to for your guarantee.
Your Simba Hybrid mattress will be delivered in a 107cm x 50cm x 50cm dimension box, ideal for homes across the nation. One ‘downside’ to mattresses which are delivered rolled up is you need to allow around 3-6 hours after releasing the mattress from the vacuum seal to sleep on it.
As of 2018, when ordering from the official Simba Mattress website you’ll receive a 100 Night Trail and a standard ten-year guarantee (T&C’s apply). The 100 Night Trial is completely free and simply gives you the opportunity to get used to your Simba in the comfort of your own home.
When your mattress is delivered by Simba, all you need to do is unbox it and get it ready for sleep time. It’s recommended that you try the product for at least 30 days to give the five layers time to adjust to you and you them.