Simba vs Tempur Mattress Comparison

This detailed comparison is based on Simba & Tempur’s flagship products, the Simba Hybrid Original & Tempur Original mattresses.

Simba or Tempur which is best?

Tempur were the original memory foam mattress manufacturer and have been making mattresses for decades, whereas Simba are one of the newer 'bed in a box' brands. Simba make three mattresses, whereas Tempur make four mattress ranges. You can read our in depth Simba Hybrid Mattress review and Tempur Original Elite Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Simba vs Tempur mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Simba Hybrid Original to the Tempur Original. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!

Discounts & offers

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Layers

Next up in our Simba vs Tempur mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Simba’s mattress is 25cm deep whereas the Tempur is available in three depths - 21cm, 25cm or 30cm.

Simba Hybrid Mattress
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Layers
5

Cover

Soft and breathable hypoallergenic knitted cover

Top Layer

Open cell Simba-Pure foam with graphite for cooling

Layer 2

Up to 2,500 25mm conical pocket Aerocoil™ springs

Layer 3

Reflex Simba-Pure support layer

Layer 4

Zoned Simba-Pure support base

Tempur Original Elite Mattress
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Layers
5

Cover

QuickRefresh™ cover, easily unzipped for washing

Top Layer

Tempur® comfort material - 3cm

Layer 2

Tempur® support material - 9cm

Layer 3

Durabase technology - 6.5cm

Layer 4

Durabase technology - 6.5cm

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Both mattresses have a medium firmness rating so are easily comparable. (Tempur also make a soft range and a firm range of mattresses.)

Simba Hybrid Mattress
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  • Due to its layer of latex, the Simba Hybrid mattress is both responsive and comfortable, and is highly breathable.
  • The layer of microcoils help to create a good level of sinkage without any pressure points being created.
  • The microcoils also help to add a little more bounce than you would normally get from a foam mattress.
  • The contour and hug of the Simba Hybrid mattress provides a great mix of sinkage, contour and support.
  • Lighter weight sleepers may find that the Simba Hybrid mattress is a little too firm for them, as the mattress will not ‘sink’ as much to contour round them.
  • Simba’s mattresses are ideal for couples of differing weight, as there is no discernable ‘roll’ towards each other whilst sleeping. However, the mattress can dip on one side over time.
Tempur Original Elite Mattress
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  • Tempur mattresses ‘hug’ sleepers more than other brands, creating a deeper sinkage that still leaves people supported.
  • There is absolutely no motion transfer with Tempur mattresses, meaning they’re a great choice for light sleepers or those who share a bed with a partner who moves around a lot.
  • Tempur mattresses are available in a range of firmness grades to suit all sleepers, with the Hybrid option being particularly good for supporting those of a heavier build.
  • Particularly suited for side and back sleepers and those with back, knee or hip pain.

Simba vs Tempur other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Simba vs Tempur mattresses? Both companies offer a 100 night trial, will give you a full refund if you’re not satisfied and come with a 10-year guarantee. You can also apply for up to 12 months interest free credit with Simba or 24 months with Tempur and there’s free delivery to most of the UK.

The verdict - Tempur or Simba mattress?

Both mattresses offer appealing factors, but here are some points to consider when deciding which best meets your requirements.

We'd recommend the Simba Hybrid Mattress if:

  • You want a hybrid mattress. The Simba uses latex, microcoils, memory foam and a 7-zoned support foam. All this makes for a responsive mattress with good support.
  • You sleep on your side or back and want a mattress that responds to pressure in a faster manner than most foam mattresses.
  • You want good edge support. Because of the extra layer of foam around the perimeter of the coils, the Simba maintains its support around the edges.
  • You’re of a light to medium build, as some users of a heavier build report that the mattress can be prone to sinkage on one side over time.

We'd recommend the Tempur Original Elite Mattress if:

  • You like a mattress that 'hugs' and allows you to sink further into it as you sleep.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with zero motion transfer.
  • You're a side or back sleeper, or need support for neck and spine issues.
  • You don't have a budget to stick to and want a brand with an established history.
Author

Richard Plumridge

Richard is passionate about helping people get a better night's sleep. As someone who has struggled with sleep and spent a lot of time researching the perfect mattress, Richard has built an in depth understanding of the merits of each mattress brand and what to look for to help you find your perfect sleep.

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