Featuring Next-Gen memory foam, Hyde & Sleeps Emerald Air Hybrid mattress has a lot to offer. From a memory foam top, foam base, spring hybrid and more, this is one not to be missed. There are plenty of people that are in need of a firmer and more orthopaedic style of support and that is where this product really shines. There are many mattresses in the firmer tension segment, but what makes this one stand out? let's dive in.
Let's start with who this type of mattress is for. This type of product is considered fairly specialist due to it's tension and as such will suit those looking for a board-like support structure beneath them that will help alleviate aches and pains commonly within the back and neck. We generally recommend this type of tension for those looking specifically for orthopaedic style support which offers much more support over typical mattresses found elsewhere.
So who is this product not suitable for? Honestly, the average person who sleeps on their side is unlikely to derive any serious comfort from this mattress, it's typically not going to be compatible unless you are of a heavier weight. This is because firm mattresses do not have as much sinkage which in turn means that areas of your body that would typically stick out, like your shoulder or hip, won't sink sufficiently into the mattress when sleeping on your side. As such, the average side sleeper should consider a different product in the range.
But what of the specifics? Mattresses are typically broke into two key areas, these are the support layer at the bottom and the comfort layer at the top. We've broken these down below:
To start, the support layer. The support layer on this mattress is a hybrid, that means it is a combination of both base foam and pocket springs. The pocket springs are smaller and sit above the foam layer giving enough support for full body contouring while making them small enough to be compacted easily in the roll-up offer of the mattress.
Onto the comfort layer and this mattress comes with a thick layer of premium memory foam wrapped in a luxurious and breathable cover. Memory foam continues to be one of the most desirable comfort layers that you can get and with the breathable cover included in this product, you won't find yourself getting too hot.
Made in the UK, this is an award winning mattress from one of the most popular bed manufacturers in the country, selling exclusively to the largest bed retailer, Dreams.
Reviews for this mattress are impressive. amassing an incredible 800+ reviews at time of writing and a strong 89% customer satisfaction. As is typical with online ordering, many of the negative comments related to the tension of the product, appearing to be too firm for many that purchased, perhaps unaware of the level of tension they were getting. Remember, this is a firm mattress and serves a specific use case whereby you should be considering only if you are a front/back sleeper of moderate or higher BMI for which this will surely impress. Positive reviews are plentiful and include many remarks around the comfort and back pain prevention through orthopaedic support. It's a fantastic buy and worth consideration.
So what do we like about this product? It's fit for purpose and features high quality materials that do the job spectacularly. I really rate Hyde & Sleep for their great quality and they consistently perform above and beyond expectation. There are caveats to our praise here, it's suitability is narrow and you should definitely consider if the firmer tension is going to be right for you, however, if indeed you are in need of more support this mattress could be the answer.
Reasons to Buy
The Hyde & Sleep is Dreams' answer to the rise of Simba and Eve and performs amicably in these areas. The Emerald is particularly firm which makes it ideal for those looking for orthopaedic-style support.
Breath-ability is better than expected from the materials utilised thanks to clever air flow zoning which I've personally trialed in a couple of stores now with great success.
Reasons to Avoid
Not conforming to the rotation schedule has resulted in some customers unhappy with uneven settlement. This is a very common problem with foam topped mattresses and one that is easily avoided in the majority of cases by conforming to the aforementioned rotation schedule.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Hyde & Sleep Emerald Hybrid Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.