Review: Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper

We were sent a Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

I’ve lately been looking at my bedroom and feeling like it needed a spring clean and a refresh. Though my bed was comfy, it wasn’t necessarily as cosy as could be and I just wanted to change up some of my furnishings, get new bedding and just make it feel like a space for myself.

A little over ten years ago I had a few back surgeries, so my bed not only needs to be comfy and cosy, but it also needs to be supportive, and not too hard or too soft. I’m like Goldilocks when it comes to what I can sleep on, anything not quite perfect for me can increase my pain levels, worsen the numbness in my legs, or it can affect my mobility. I’d heard good things about the Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper, so I was excited to give it a try.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper

I bought my current mattress a couple of years ago, and it was holding up well against my nightly tossings and turnings, as well as occasionally being used as a trampoline by the smallest member of the household, but a mattress topper can not only make your mattress more comfortable, but it can also extend its life. Buying a mattress can be a significant financial investment, so prolonging its life with a mattress topper seems like a worthwhile investment.

Mattress makers Simba have a range of products apart from mattresses to help you sleep easier at night, including temperature regulating pillows and duvets, and this next generation memory foam topper, which is breathable and doesn’t make you overheat in the same way that traditional memory foam mattresses and toppers can do.


The Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper uses Simbatex® memory foam to keep you cooler and more cushioned, as well as up to 2,500 Aerocoil® springs. It also includes a removable, washable cover. Nevertheless, I did cover it in a mattress protector, because you can never be too careful.


Putting the Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper to the test

The mattress topper arrives in a large box, and I’m not going to lie, it’s heavy. Reassuringly heavy. The box has some cut out handles on the side, which makes it easier to carry up the stairs. If like me you’ve got a bad back, please don’t attempt this, please do recruit someone else to do the carrying. My 13 year old brought it upstairs for me and we unpacked it together.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper

The mattress comes rolled up and vacuum sealed in a plastic bag. Once you cut open the bag it starts to puff up to the shape you want. It’s best to pull it into position on your bed while it inflates, for want of a better word.

Each corner of the topper has an elastic strap which you hook under your mattress to secure it in position. Once it’s in place, then it’s ready to use. As you can see, we got to testing it straight away.


The topper probably adds around two inches of height to my bed, so that’s worth noting and it does take a little getting used to that change in height. It is incredibly comfortable, it’s soft but still firm enough for me. It doesn’t make my hips ache, which a lot of not quite right beds do for me, so that’s an excellent sign. I have felt like I was having a better quality of sleep, and my Fitbit app is telling me that I’m waking up less in the night since we made up the bed a week ago.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper

It comes with a 200 night trial and a 10 year guarantee, but within three nights I had very much made my mind up that this was a keeper and my son was also asking for one for his bed.

My double Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper currently costs £289 with free delivery on the Simba website. I’m already seeing the benefits in terms of sleep quality and comfort, and I think now I’ve tried it, I don’t think my bed, my back and I will ever be without it.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper

Getting a good nights sleep

As Autumn edges towards winter I start to think of my bedroom as a cosy little nest to snuggle up in during the long dark winter evenings. My bed becomes my favourite place to be in the house and it quickly becomes covered with squishy cushions and cosy blankets to keep out the winter chills.

I have a very bad back and as much as I’d love to spend my days and nights snuggled up under a thick duvet, my spine won’t let me, but one of the things I do insist on is a good firm mattress, I need to be well supported in bed and comfortable. nothing too saggy or lumpy. I’ve always seen a good quality double mattress as an investment as I spend maybe 8 or so hours a night lying on it.

The dream has always been to have a nice king size bed, so there’s plenty of room for us all, we three like to get in under the covers and read stories before bedtime. Now the small boy is growing up our old double bed seems very small. When we bought our current house I wanted a bedroom big enough to accommodate a new bed with a king size mattress and I think it’s very nearly time to invest in a new bed, one big enough for story time and sleepy cuddles for us all.

Sleep is a serious issue for me, my pain medication means I’m either incredibly alert or very sleepy and I never feel like I get quite enough kip. I’m not alone in that either, according to Mattress Online just 61% of employed people in the UK feel they are getting enough sleep and 22% of people suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia, snoring and nightmares.

Having a cosy, restful bedroom with a comfy bed is one of the best ways you can help guarantee a good nights sleep, you can take other steps too, like avoiding caffeine, having a warm relaxing bath, not playing with your smartphone before bed and just taking time to wind down properly before drifting off to sleep.

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