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Best hybrid mattress 2024: Our favourites from Simba, Emma and more

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Get the best of both worlds with a hybrid mattress, combining springs and foam in one package

The best hybrid mattresses combine the lush comfort of memory foam with the support of pocket springs. These days, most popular bed-in-a-box brands such as Emma, Simba and Eve make at least one hybrid mattress, so there’s certainly no shortage of choice on the market.

But, as is often the case with buying a new mattress, deciding which is the best hybrid for you isn’t always an easy task. What might be sleep heaven to one person may be a nightmare to the next. And while the trial periods offered by most bed-in-a-box mattress brands allow you to test out a mattress before you’ve made a commitment to it, it helps to do your research first.

This is where we can help. After testing heaps of mattresses, we’ve put together a roundup of the best hybrids below, as well as a short buying guide to help you make the right decision.

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At the moment, you can nab a free mattress protector with the Simba Hybrid Pro. This mattress protector is worth £99, so you’ll not only take home our favourite hybrid mattress, but a protector to make sure it lasts. Don’t let this one pass you by.

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Save a superb 40% on the Origin Hybrid mattress

This is a dazzling deal on our favourite supportive hybrid mattress, the Origin Hybrid: a whopping 40% discount, which brings the cost of the king-size version down to just £379 from £629. Make sure you get in there as soon as possible, though, because it won’t be around for long.

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Best hybrid mattress: At a glance

Best hybrid mattress overallSimba Hybrid ProCheck price at Simba
Best firm hybrid mattressOtty HybridCheck price at Otty
Best supportive hybrid mattressOrigin Hybrid MattressCheck price at Origin
Best eco-friendly hybrid mattressNectar Essential HybridCheck price at Nectar

How to choose the best hybrid mattress for you

What is a hybrid mattress?

Before we get started, it might help to clarify exactly what we mean by “hybrid” mattress, particularly as the term gets thrown around quite loosely. While they might differ when it comes to the finer design details, all hybrid mattresses have essentially one thing in common: they’re made from a combination of foam (or other synthetic materials such as latex) and springs. The sprung layer in a hybrid mattress can serve either as a comfort layer (micro springs) or as part of its foundation (full size springs).

What is the benefit of a hybrid mattress?

Many people find it difficult to get along with all-foam mattresses, whether it’s because of the feeling of being enveloped, or because they can feel quite warm. A hybrid can alleviate these problems without sacrificing the comfort you get with a foam mattress. A layer of springs should improve airflow throughout the mattress and usually gives a more subtle feeling than you get with foam alone.

How much do I need to spend?

Compared with all-foam mattresses, you’ll usually need to splash out a bit more on a hybrid. Take the Emma Hybrid, for instance. This will cost you £699 in a king size, compared to £559 for the all-foam Original. Similarly, Eve’s Original foam mattress costs £749 in a king size, while the Original Hybrid in the same size will set you back £899. Despite the extra cost, given the benefits outlined above, you might decide that a hybrid mattress is worth the investment.

With the exception of some of the most expensive mattresses we’ve tested, you’ll rarely need to pay over £1,000 for a decent hybrid mattress (in a king size).

How we test mattresses

It will come as no surprise to hear that we test our mattresses by sleeping on them. However, we don’t just put our feet up; there are a number of factors we aim to include. In addition to comfort and support, we consider firmness and temperature control – although, when applicable, we also factor in edge support and motion isolation.

Where you place your mattress – whether it’s a sprung slatted bed, robust divan base or even the floor – will affect how the mattress feels beneath you. And while we can’t always test a selection of bases when reviewing our mattresses, we will always take this into account.

Finally, we take any trial runs that might be on offer into consideration – which are common within the bed-in-a-box market – before asking the vital question: is the mattress good value for money?

If you’re still feeling in the dark when it comes to buying a new mattress, then we have a guide detailing how to choose a mattress and what factors to look out for.

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The best hybrid mattresses you can buy in 2024

1. Simba Hybrid Pro: Our favourite hybrid mattress

Price when reviewed: From £899 (single) | Check price at SimbaBefore the Luxe came along, the Hybrid Pro was Simba’s most expensive mattress. Following a few price increases, you can now pay up to £1,399 for a super king-size mattress.

As such, the Hybrid Pro is a comfortable, cool and supportive mattress. Best of all, though, it comes with a 200-night trial, so you can return it for a full refund if you’re not happy.

Simba Hybrid Pro | Read our full review
TypeWool, foam and micro pocket spring hybrid
Needs turning?Rotate once/month for the first six months; once every 3/6 months thereafter
SizesSingle to super king, arrives vacuum-packed
Warranty200-night trial; 10-year warranty

2. Emma NextGen Premium: Best-value hybrid mattress

Price when reviewed: From £419 (single) | Check price at EmmaBed with Emma NextGen Premium Mattress in bedroom

This sumptuous mattress uses a higher proportion of springs than other hybrid mattresses, and the result is a lovely balance of comfort, breathability, ergonomic support and motion isolation. You get all this for a very reasonable price, with even the king size coming in at under £700 when not discounted.

The mattress has a lovely fluffy feel but it does feel fairly firm to sleep on at first. Most back and side sleepers will find it provides the perfect balance between comfort and support, but if you’re a small person you may find you don’t sink in quite enough for comfort. The NextGen Premium also doesn’t include an active cooling surface like some rivals, but the springs enable a good degree of airflow, and you can remove the cover to throw in the washing machine.

Emma Next Gen Premium | Read our full review
TypeFoam and pocket spring hybrid (185mm “extra tall” springs, 14mm high-resistance polyurethane foam, 20mm visco-elastic memory foam)
Needs turning?No
SizesEight sizes from single to super king
Warranty200-night trial; 10-year warranty
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3. Otty Original Hybrid: The best firm hybrid mattress

Price when reviewed: From £530 (single) | Check price at Otty

Otty has a grand total of four hybrid mattresses to its name, from the affordably priced Aura to the Pure Hybrid with its bamboo and charcoal-infused memory foam. Featured here is the brand’s Original Hybrid.

The Original Hybrid contains 160mm pocket springs (2,000 of them, to be exact), rather than the micro springs that are contained in the Simba and Emma mattresses featured in this roundup. These longer springs are sandwiched between a foam base and two upper memory foam comfort layers, and make the mattress feel slightly firmer when compared to, say, the Simba Hybrid Pro.

The Otty Original Hybrid is a very comfortable mattress, although that firm level of support might not be for everyone. If you’re on the heavier side or like to sleep on your back, though, it’s a great choice. At £800 for a king size, the Original Hybrid is cheaper than the Simba Hybrid (£939) and the Hybrid Pro (£1,329). You get a 100-night trial to decide whether it’s right for you.

Otty Original Hybrid | Read our full review
TypeFoam/pocket spring hybrid (50mm high-density foam; 2,000 160mm pocket springs; 30mm reflex foam; 30mm memory foam)
Needs turning?Rotate once/month (for first six months)
SizesNine sizes from single to emperor (also EU sizes), arrives vacuum-packed
Warranty100-night trial; 10-year warranty

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4. Origin Hybrid Mattress: Best supportive hybrid mattress

Price when reviewed: From £499 (single) | Check price at Originbest hybrid mattress Origin on a wooden base next to a lamp and chair

If you’re hunting for a mattress that delivers comfort while maintaining good support, the Origin Hybrid mattress is likely to be your perfect fit. Better still, it’s almost £400 cheaper than our favourite hybrid mattress, the Simba Hybrid Pro – and it’s regularly available with up to 40% off.

Comprising six layers of foam, springs and fabric, the Origin Hybrid delivers optimal support without being too firm. The pocket springs have an innovative tapered design that offer greater support the further you sink into the mattress, making it suitable for a range of weights and sleeping positions. Its edge support is fantastic, ensuring you can make use of the whole sleeping surface without the mattress dipping.

For those who tend to overheat at night, the mattress comes with a cooling fabric layer, referred to as “SnowTencel” fibre, and an “IceCool” latex layer designed to regulate temperature during sleep. Its foam layer uses a Hexagrid design to optimise pressure relief where it’s needed, minimising the risk of you waking with aches and pains. The 200-night trial offers sufficient time for you to test it out yourself.

A cost-effective option, the balance of comfort and decent support makes the Origin Hybrid mattress suitable for most people.

Origin Hybrid Mattress | Read our full review
TypeSnowTencel fibre, latex, Hexagrid foam and pocket spring hybrid
Needs turning?No
SizesSingle to super king, arrives vacuum-packed
Warranty200-night trial, 15-year warranty
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5. Nectar Essential Hybrid: Best eco-friendly hybrid mattress

Price when reviewed: £475 (single) | Check price at Nectarbest hybrid mattress Nectar Essentials on a grey bed frame with a white backgroundEnvironmentally friendly products are rarely convenient, but the Nectar Essential Hybrid mattress bucks the trend. All Nectar mattresses are made in the UK, the manufacturing process is stated as carbon neutral, and the foam is highlighted as non-toxic and free from “heavy metals, ozone-depleting chemicals and harmful dyes”. That means your mattress’s impact on the planet will be as small as possible.

Combining memory foam and pocket springs, the Nectar Essential leans on the softer side. Its medium-firm sprung base is topped with a supportive pressure-relieving memory foam that delivers a sumptuous feel. The mattress also adapts well to different sleeping positions and demonstrates good motion isolation, making it great for couples.

For added convenience, customers can choose a specific day for mattress delivery and, for a small fee, Nectar can also dispose of your old mattress to make the switch as seamless as possible. Additionally, you get a 365-night trial so you can return the mattress if it doesn’t suit your needs.

Nectar Essential Hybrid | Read our full review
TypeMemory foam, pocket spring hybrid
Needs turning?No, but it’s recommended that you rotate it once every season
SizesSingle to super king, arrives vacuum-packed
Warranty365-night trial, “forever” warranty
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6. Eve Premium Hybrid: Best cooling hybrid mattress

Price when reviewed: From £1,249 (double) | Check prices at EveBed with Eve Premium Hybrid mattress on it in bedroom

The Premium Hybrid is Eve’s chunkiest, most sumptuous hybrid to date, combining multiple layers of foam with 1,400 12cm pocket springs in a mattress that our reviewer reckoned to be well worth its premium cost.

Hybrids and other foam-based mattresses can get quite warm, and that’s not always what you want when the nights are balmy and you’d prefer a sweat-free sleep. The Eve Premium avoids this by infusing its top two layers with temperature-regulating graphite to help stop your body overheating. Eve has now extended its free trial period to one year, so you have plenty of time to make up your mind.

Eve Premium Hybrid | Read our full review
TypeHybrid with five layers of “next generation” foam, top two foam layers are “graphite-infused” to help with cooling, over 1,400 pocket springs
Needs turning?No
SizesThree sizes from double to super king
WarrantyOne-year trial; 10-year warranty
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Also consider: Eve Original Hybrid

Eve mattress on a grey bed on a white backgroundEve’s Original Hybrid mattress is significantly cheaper than the Premium Hybrid, at £799 for a double (when not discounted) and £899 for a king size. It doesn’t quite match the Premium Hybrid for temperature control and edge support, but unlike some of its rivals it won’t leave you overheated. The mattress’s excellent balance of comfort and firm support won an Expert Reviews Recommended award from our reviewer.
Like all Eve mattresses, the Original Hybrid comes with a one-year trial and a 10-year warranty.

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