With so many mattress options available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Thankfully, there are a ton of great mattresses on the market today with the Hyde and Sleep mattress range being one of the best performers that is sold through the popular retailer Dreams. Available in a bunch of different firmness grades and designations (often denoted by the names of fruit, or colour), today has us taking a closer look at the Hyde & Sleep Orange Lite Rolled Mattress.
First, a bit of background. Hyde & Sleep makes a variety of mattress types, most of which are hybrid or full foam models typically derived from a reflex foam core. One of the company’s newest models is known as the Orange Lite which is a rolled mattress featuring generous helpings of memory foam. The previous version of this model has actually been around for a number of years, first being available in a pocket spring variety but since adapting to become a full foam option off the back of consumer demand in the marketplace. Hyde & Sleep mattresses are made in a variety of firmness's also so that you will find something suitable regardless of how you sleep, however, the Orange Lite comes in a firm grade only. Let’s dive into what makes this one suitable for you.
Who will this mattress suit?
Starting with the base layer, it is made from cold foam which has been increasing in popularity for the last 5 years replacing problematic open coil springs of years gone by. The main benefit to this layer is in the spinal support offered to your back and neck where the firm designation will respond to each of your body's touch points and fight against them, adding tension where you need it most and creating a soothing experience for any who are stomach or back sleepers. Onto the comfort layer above and you get a deep and luxurious memory foam layer that your body sinks into making for one of very few mattresses that has both a firm designation and a very soft comfort layer. The result is a cocooned nights sleep that has you swept up in the comforts of your new mattress, and it’s one that works really well. One of the final benefits you will experience from this type of mattress lies in its warming properties. See, memory foam has strong heat retention properties which mean it cannot expel heat as efficiently as competing wool and fibre filing products. This can be a negative but for those who get cold at night, it is a blessing, saving on heating bills while staying nice and toasty.
Who will this mattress not suit?
This one is fairly straight forward as this product is somewhat niche thanks to the extra firmness offered in the mattress tension. As such those who will typically not find this mattress suitable are those who sleep on their side predominantly. This is because there isn’t enough “give” in the mattress and so your hip and shoulders cannot sink into the base layer as much as necessary. Mileage will vary on this however as it does depend on your body type and how broad your hip and shoulders are.
Additional concerns will lie in the heat buildup, while ideal for cold sleepers this is not good news for warm sleepers who will find the addition of a heat retentive foam comfort layer will potentially cause excess sweating that may prove uncomfortable come summer time.
Where in the market does the mattress compete?
The Hyde & Sleep Orange Lite Rolled Mattress sits in the mid-range, with great pricing that almost puts it into the budget camp. For that price however you do get a good quality memory foam mattress from a household name in the industry with great product reviews.
What is the level of firmness experienced as a scale of 1 to 10?
On the firmness scale, of which we rank everything from a 1 to 10 on tension, we would judge this product to be around an 8. This means that it is quite firm and will not suit most side sleepers. That said, the additional support will help those looking for more back and neck support who are on a budget.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Hyde & Sleep Orange Lite Rolled Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.
Reasons to Buy
Great price point given the premium that is normally commanded from good quality Hyde and Sleep mattresses.
Has many of the properties necessary to accommodate neck and back support.
Reasons to Avoid
Limited sizes available at time of review.
May be unsuitable for hot sleepers.
Fairly long lead time at present so plan ahead.