If there ever was a mattress to rule them all it would be Simba Hybrid Luxe. And it definitely lives up to its name when it comes to luxury. This is because it's the type of mattress where no corners were cut!
For one, the Simba Hybrid Luxe has a whopping 11 layers, each one specially designed to keep you as comfortable as possible. And within these 11 layers, we'll also find nothing but the highest-quality mattress materials on the market. For one, the memory foam is infused with graphite, making it 30x more breathable than most standard foam mattresses.
But that wasn't good enough for Simba, so they incorporated bamboo-infused wool. Not only does this further amp the temperature regulation of the mattress but it also makes for an anti-bacterial sleeping surface. But what about support? Will this luxurious mattress come at the price of back pain?
Of course not! The Simba Hybrid Luxe has three separate spring layers that are strategically placed in order to offer your joint pressure relief and support. And with 6000 springs in total, it has more springs than even a high-end spring mattress! So, we'd say that this mattress is unbeatable when it comes to luxury.
If you're interested in learning more about this absolute unit – feel free to check out the detailed review of the Luxe.
As the name would suggest, this medium-firm mattress specialises in making you feel like sleeping royalty and keeping you cool. And the first step towards both these goals is the Emma UltraDry cover. Not only is it incredibly soft to the touch but it also helps regulate your temperature and even has moisture-wicking capabilities.
But even a luxurious cover can't do all the lifting! So, they paired it with an open-pored Airgocell foam and a spring layer for added breathability. Speaking of which, if you want a good night's sleep, you also need proper support. And the Emma Luxe comes with a zoned spring layer that supports your joints without being too firm (like an orthopaedic mattress for example).
So, while this luxury mattress definitely made keeping you cool its main goal, that's not all it's good for! And since you also get a healthy dose of premium memory foam and good coverage, we'd say that it's more than worth considering – especially if you're a hot sleeper!
When you talk about premium mattresses, most people would obviously imagine the softest mattress known to man! And while firmer mattresses are sometimes better (depending on your sleeping position), this is the ideal pick if you want the softest sleeping surface.
Of course, this is all due to the pillow top construction. Unlike other mattresses, the Silentnight Mirapocket 2000 has an extra plush layer on top that's a lot softer than most other mattresses. And, with it being a luxury mattress, the pillow top is also made from high-quality materials.
However, this doesn't mean that your joints will end up unsupported! With 2 layers of 1000 pocket springs, this mattress can adapt to your every move and keep you comfortable and healthy. Also, considering that this is a high-end luxury mattress, the price is surprisingly approachable.
Overall, this is a great premium mattress, and if you want to learn more about the Mirapocket 2000 – be our guest.
The Nectar Premier mattress is the only all-foam mattress on our list and for a good reason –its six-layer construction is on par with some of the best hybrid mattresses we've seen so far. And considering that it's an upgrade from the already luxurious Nectar memory foam mattress, it only makes sense.
First, we start with this lovely quilted cover that's specially made to wick away moisture and keep you fresh and cool during the night. As we all know, that's not something all-foam mattresses are known for.
Next up, we have several layers of super comfy and supportive memory foam layers. However, unlike most memory foam mattresses, this isn't done with simple “zoning”. Instead, this mattress features honeycomb-shaped micro-zone layers in order to be even more precise when supporting your body. So, you're getting that added support that people usually miss out on with pure-foam mattresses.
Finally, there's one thing that makes this mattress better than all the other memory foam mattresses and that's the Forever warranty. Not to mention that you also get free named-day delivery and a 1-year trial! So, in terms of coverage, it's likely the best mattress in the business.
Last, but certainly not least – we have the Simba Hybrid Pro mattress.
Just like its big brother Luxe, Simba Hybrid Pro creates a flawless balance between organic materials, memory foam, and tiny titanium pocket coils. However, it does so at a slightly lower price, which could be a tipping point for a lot of people.
Equipped with a super soft, hand-knitted polyester cover, Simbatex open-cell cooling memory foam, thermo-regulating wool, and multi-zone cut-out base – there's nothing much that the Pro can't do. It can hold its weight against the best of the best in any category.
It's breathable, comfortable, very supportive, and probably as long-lasting as we've seen mattresses be. And that's not just our opinion as the Simba Hybrid PRO mattress has seen its fair share of awards in the mattress industry!
If this one's piqued your interest and you'd like to learn a few other things – here's our full review of Simba Hybrid Pro, so knock yourself out.
This might sound controversial, but an expensive mattress is not necessarily a luxury mattress. It might feel luxurious because it costs a fortune, but that doesn't make it so. A luxury mattress must be well-made, well-designed, generously thick, remarkably comfy, and made by a reputable brand. If it lacks any of the aforementioned traits – it's just expensive. Speaking of traits, let's learn a few things about them so that you can spot a luxury mattress from a mile away.
Just like with any other material thing – a brand name means something.
However, what's different about the mattress industry is that a brand name holds even more weight. What we mean is, you can easily spend your money on an overpriced brand-name shirt that's below-average quality. However, if you spend your money on an expensive brand-name mattress – you're not getting a below-average product. You're getting yourself a premium mattress.
Brand names that make flagship quality mattresses are Simba Sleep, Dunlopillo, Eve, Emma, Harrison Spinks, Nectar, Winstons, to name a few. So, if you happen to spot a pricey mattress from any of them – you may rest assured you're not overpaying for it.
And this goes beyond just the quality of the mattress itself. This is because higher-end brands tend to offer features that low-to-middle price point mattresses simply can't. For example:
What makes an expensive mattress a luxurious one are high-quality materials.
Memory foam, pocket springs, or latex – whatever you're searching for, you need to make sure that the quality of those materials is top-notch.
For a memory foam mattress, that would be 3rd generation foam, free of any harmful or toxic chemicals, made to stand up to the test of time, capture less heat, minimize motion transfer, and revert to its initial shape as fast as possible.
On the other hand, pocket sprung mattresses should come with titanium or steel coils. The coils should be durable, long-lasting, corrosion-resistant, silent, firm but giving, and there needs to be quite a lot of them. Big or small – it doesn't really matter as long as they're premium.
But what does this look like in practice? Let's go through the main mattress types and describe exactly what you should be looking for in order to get the best mattress money can buy.
Typically for memory foam mattresses, you want to look for models that infuse the foam with a breathable material. This is because memory foam mattresses typically struggle a lot when it comes to temperature regulation and will trap heat during the night. So, if you find a luxury mattress that infuses the foam with bamboo or charcoal/graphite, know that you won't have to worry about such issues.
However, that's not the only thing you should look out for. While not as breathable, having an open cell foam layer also helps out quite a bit. You should also check the individual foam layers. This is because some mattresses have a very thin memory foam layer and use lower-end foam for the rest of the mattress.
Lastly, on a similar note, check whether the foam has different firmness levels. This is typically categorised under zoned support. What that means is that supportive memory foam will be strategically placed within the mattress in order to better support your joints.
When it comes to pocket-sprung mattresses, of course, the pocket springs take the central stage. First off, make sure that they're actually pocket springs and not an innerspring layer. It might sound like a small factor but it's actually very important. This is because an innerspring mattress will typically be of lower quality and will struggle with motion transfer quite a bit.
Secondly, check out the springs themselves. More often than not, a mattress with large, strong springs is ideal if you want a firm mattress. However, mattresses with two or three layers of smaller pocket springs will typically offer better support.
With all of that being said, a pocket-sprung mattress isn't automatically good just because the springs are good. So, check out the filler material as well. Spring mattresses usually don't have issues with temperature regulation but it's still nice if you get a breathable mattress and a filling that isn't a low-end synthetic.
When it comes to hybrid mattresses, just combine what we've said about the previous two. For firmer mattresses, look for hybrids that only use foam in the top layer. And if you want a soft hybrid mattress, look for a model that only uses smaller spring layers and has at least 2 cm of memory foam.
It's also important to keep in mind that some hybrids might have some breathability issues. At least when compared to regular spring mattresses. So, if you can find bamboo memory foam or a eucalyptus cover while mattress shopping, be sure to snag them up.
When it comes to latex, it's rather simple. Latex is like memory foam but with a few bonuses. And, more often than not, if you can find a latex mattress that uses natural latex, you're going to get a luxury product. This goes for most natural materials but latex is especially safe in this regard.
However, if you really want the most luxurious latex mattress money can buy, get a model made from Talalay latex. It can be a bit difficult to find but it's without a doubt among the most high-quality mattress materials on the market.
A luxury mattress needs to be at least 25 cm thick. That's the minimum requirement whether you're buying a pocket-sprung mattress or a memory foam one.
This is because the thickness of the mattress directly influences its performance. After all, the more layers that are between you and the bed frame, the more comfortable and supported you're likely going to be. On a similar note, if the mattress is rather thin, it probably doesn't have that many layers.
And, as we've seen, the best mattresses typically have 3+ layers in order to make a well-rounded product. Be it by having multiple layers of springs in a hybrid mattress or even different foam layers in a traditional memory foam mattress.
There's a slight caveat in cases where you have a low bed frame or a custom RV mattress but typically, the thicker the better. You can also make up the difference with a thicker mattress topper but why fix the problem if you can just avoid it in the first place?
Certificates and awards are also vital.
As for certificates, you'll want to look at the standard ones, like CertiPUR or OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification. These certificates testify to the product's quality and safety. For example, an OEKO-TEX certification proves that no harmful substances or chemicals are found within the mattress.
As for awards, well, that's pretty self-explanatory. If the mattress was awarded and was recognised by trusted establishments – it's not a waste of money. And since a luxury mattress is going to be rather expensive, you want to make sure that your comfy sleep surface isn't secretly hiding any dangerous chemicals or low-end materials.
It would be a shame to spend more than a thousand pounds on a mattress and then not make the most of it, wouldn't it?
On that note, we've decided to endow you with a couple of valuable tips:
A luxury mattress has to come from a reputable source. It would be outright foolish to spend four figures on a mattress anywhere but at a reputable store – online or brick-and-mortar.
You should never keep a mattress on the floor, but we could probably let it slide if you've spent pocket change on it. However, a premium mattress deserves to be treated with respect. It deserves its thone. So, if you've spent some money on a high-quality mattress – you might as well buy a bed frame, too.
In fact, most maintenance guides will tell you the same thing. Even some warranties will be completely void if you're using a low-quality bed frame or are leaving your mattress on the floor. After all, most mattresses need the support and structure of a good bed frame with properly aligned slats.
Speaking of slats, they also help regulate body temperature, as the hot air has an exit point. So, if you have a foam mattress or a hybrid with a memory foam top layer, a proper bed frame can actually help out.
What good is owning a premium mattress if you don't know what you're getting from it? So you'd have bragging rights? No, that can't be it.
Here are just some actual benefits you'd get with one of these:
We'll start with the most obvious advantage – durability and longevity. What's there to say? These mattresses are exceptionally well built from only the finest materials – they're just made to last longer.
If there's anything you can expect at this price point – that's support and comfort. These mattresses are simply in a league of their own, and you won't know what that feels like until you lie on top of one of them.
With great power comes great responsibility, and with comfort comes great sleep quality. It's that simple. A few nights on one of these, and you'll sleep like a baby.
Also, you'll wake up pain-free. And that's priceless!
We've already discussed most of the essential features, traits, uses, pros and cons, and all that other stuff, but it never hurts to round things up by answering some questions with straight, concise answers.
Quality – plain and simple. Quality brand. Quality material. Quality craftsmanship.
Simba, Nectar, Winstons, Dunlopillo, Emma, Eve, and Harrison Spinks are some of the most well-known luxury brands in the UK.
Yes. An average lifespan of a luxury mattress is more than ten years.
Some of these you can only buy online, so, yes – you should purchase a luxury mattress online.
Almost exclusively. There's little to no chance of spending this much money on a mattress and not getting a trial period or a warranty.