Hyde & Sleep vs Sleeping Duck

Both Hyde & Sleep and Sleeping Duck are part of the 'bed in a box' revolution – producing advanced mattresses for reasonable prices. All of these mattresses have similar features, but in this guide we'll look at which one is best suited to your requirements and compare the two. Hyde & Sleep do a range of mattresses but in this article we'll be looking at their Pocket Sprung Hybrid Plus.

Prices and sizes

Both Hyde & Sleep and Sleeping Duck make their mattresses in UK and EU sizes, with the largest being a super king. The two brands' mattresses are also similarly priced.

Layers

The Hyde & Sleep mattress has four layers compared to Sleeping Duck's five. However, the Sleeping Duck mattress is unique in that it offers an interchangeable top layer. This can be set to either a medium or hard firmness rating, or even half and half. Let's take a look at the layers in more detail:

Hyde & Sleep

  • Cover - A two-tone white and grey cover, with green piping along the edges! It's made from breathable 98% polyester and 2% elastane.
  • Top Layer – A 3.8cm memory foam layer, designed for cooling and pressure relief.
  • Middle Layer – A 1.9cm layer of transition foam and encased microcoils. This layer provides support, bounce and response to the sleeper.
  • Bottom Layer – A 17.8cm of zoned support foam, providing support and a foundational base for the mattress as a whole.

Sleeping Duck

  • Cover – A two-tone white and grey cover, made from a blend of rayon from bamboo on the top and polyester side panels. The cover is also completely removable.
  • Top Layer – A 1.9cm latex foam layer, designed to provide most of the cooling, bounce and comfort.
  • Second Layer – A 1.9cm memory foam layer, which works with the top layer to create pressure relief and contouring.
  • Third Layer – A 6.4cm of polyfoam, to aid pressure relief and provide support. The polyfoam also acts as a transitional layer.
  • Bottom Layer – A 21.6cm of pocketed coils, providing deep compression support and the foundation for the mattress as a whole.

The Hyde & Sleep mattress is 25cm in depth, whilst the Sleeping Duck is a whopping 30.5cm in depth. As you can see, they are constructed in a very different fashion.

Firmness, Comfort and Support

The Hyde & Sleep mattresses have a medium firmness rating. As discussed previously, the Sleeping Duck mattress can have either a medium or hard firmness, or half and half. Let's look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.

Hyde & Sleep

  • The combination of microcoils, air channels in the base foam and a thin cover work together to create a highly breathable mattress.
  • The microcoils respond quickly to pressure, creating a high level of bounce.
  • The mattress has far better edge support than most hybrid mattresses, although it's not as good as a traditional spring mattress.
  • The Hyde & Sleep provides good, even support from head to toe.
  • However, the bounce of this mattress does mean that there is a little more motion transfer than you might find in some memory foam mattresses.

Sleeping Duck

  • The Sleeping Duck is notable for its ability to keep sleepers cool and does not retain any heat.
  • The layer of microcoils help to create a good level of sinkage without any pressure points being created, and the 5-zone system means that the mattress adapts quickly to any sleeping position.
  • The hybrid design of the mattress means that the mattress has a good level of bounce, as well as good motion transfer.
  • The contour and hug of the Sleeping Duck provides a great mix of sinkage, contour and support.

Other factors

Both companies come with a 10-year guarantee and a 100 night trial period. If you're not satisfied, both will offer a full refund and there's also free delivery.

Which mattress is best for me?

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

Hyde & Sleep

We'd recommend this mattress if:

  • You want a slightly firmer feel to your mattress.
  • You want a mattress that suits all sleeping positions and offers equal support and comfort however you sleep.
  • You want good edge support and a mattress that is built to handle more weight along the edges.
  • You want a mattress that keeps you cool and offers good pressure relief.

Sleeping Duck

We'd recommend this mattress if:

  • You want to be able to choose between medium and firm mattresses, as well as having the chance to trial both options.
  • You want a hybrid mattress. The hybrid design provides great support, cooling, edge support, response and bounce and is still very reasonably priced.
  • You want a cooler mattress that stays cool and comfortable throughout the night.
  • You want a supportive mattress that adapts quickly and doesn't allow any pressure spots to form.

You can view more information about these mattresses below.

Mattress brand comparison

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Emma Original
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Eve
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Simba
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Leesa
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Casper
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Bruno
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Hyde & Sleep Pocket Sprung
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Hyde & Sleep Next Gen Memory Foam
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Tempur Original 21
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Tempur Original Deluxe 22
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Tempur Original Deluxe 27
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Emma Mattress Eve Mattress Simba Mattress Leesa Mattress Casper Mattress Bruno Mattress Hyde & Sleep Mattress Hyde & Sleep Mattress Hyde & Sleep Mattress Tempur Mattress Tempur Mattress Tempur Mattress
Price(s)
UK Single (90cm x 190cm) £429 £349 £399 £450 £375 £385 £299 £399 £499 £815 ‐ £999 £915 ‐ £1,099 £1,245 ‐ £1,399
EU Single (90cm x 200cm) £449 £399 £449 £470 £400 £425 £815 ‐ £999 £915 ‐ £1,099 £1,245 ‐ £1,399
UK Small Double (120cm x 190cm) £599 £499 £599 £600 £525 £1,152 ‐ £1,469
UK Double (135cm x 190cm) £649 £599 £599 £650 £575 £550 £399 £499 £599 £1,249 ‐ £1,349 £1,345 ‐ £1,539 £1,640 ‐ £1,999
EU Double (140cm x 200cm) £699 £649 £649 £670 £625 £575
UK King (150cm x 200cm) £699 £699 £699 £750 £650 £675 £499 £599 £699 £1,320 ‐ £1,599 £1,440 ‐ £1,749 £1,832 ‐ £2,239
EU King (160cm x 200cm) £749 £749 £770 £700 £725 £1,320 ‐ £1,599 £1,440 ‐ £1,749 £1,832 ‐ £2,239
Super King (180cm x 200cm) £799 £799 £799 £850 £750 £775 £599 £699 £799 £1,596 ‐ £1,799 £1,640 ‐ £1,999 £2,056 ‐ £2,519
Emperor (200cm x 200cm) £849 £899
Depth 25cm 24.5cm 25cm 25cm 24cm 24cm 20cm 22cm 25cm 21cm 22cm 27cm
Layers 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4
Materials - Overview
Cover Removable and washable top cover out of 100% polyester. Plush fabric cover. Hypoallergenic air flow sleep surface. Polyester Lycra blend cover. Polyester / Polypropylene zipper cover. Luxurious removable cover. Superior sleep surface. Superior sleep surface. Superior sleep surface. A quilted cover, containing Tempur's 'Soft Touch' technology. A quilted cover, containing Tempur's 'Soft Touch' technology.
Top layer Special climate fiber. 4cm Contouring Memory Foam. 5cm 'Simbatex' layer. Latex based. Cooling Avena® Foam. High Elasticity Comfort Foam. 3cm Sustainable Natural Latex. Next-Gen memory foam. Next-Gen memory foam. Next-Gen memory foam. A 2cm comfort layer designed for comfort and cooling. A 3cm comfort layer designed for comfort and cooling. A 4cm comfort layer designed for comfort and cooling.
Layer 2 Breathable Point-elastic Airgocell® foam. 3.5cm Breathable Cooling Layer. 2cm Conical pocket springs. Pressure Relieving Memory Foam. Visco Elastic Memory Foam. 7-zone BrunoXTM Support Foam Base. Spring loaded. Spring loaded. Spring loaded. An 8cm support layer to provide pressure relief and support. A 6.5cm support layer to provide pressure relief and support. A 6.5cm support layer to provide pressure relief and support.
Layer 3 Pressure Relieving Visco-Elastic Memory Foam. 16.5cm Supportive Base Layer. 3cm Visco memory foam. Dense Core Support. Proprietary Transition Foam. Support base. Support base. An 11cm high-density support foam base layer, providing the shape and support of the mattress. An 11cm high-density support foam base layer, providing the shape and support of the mattress. Two base layers of 7.5cm each to provide shape and support to the mattress.
Layer 4 Supportive Cold Foam 15cm - Support base. Polyurethane Support Foam.
Materials - Details
Cover The top cover consists of special climate fiber that regulates humidity. It’s so elastic that it always covers your mattress, perfectly, in addition to which it’s removable and machine washable. The eve's knitted cover is made of two-way stretch polyester and dorlastan, which gives you a highly elastic, resilient and soft surface to lie on, accentuating the effects of the memory foam beneath. Why polyester? Because it's breathable and tough – meaning it won't make you sneeze and it won't lose its sparkle. The top is zippable and can be washed at 40℃ so you can keep your eve fresh. Our own hypoallergenic air flow sleep surface provides freshness and temperature control (*cover is not removeable but can be cleaned witha damp cloth). Polyester Lycra blend cover with seamless edge. Knit Cover - Made from premium textiles, the zip-off cover is breathable and easy to clean. The Bruno Mattress is wrapped in a soft quilted cover, which has been handsewn to include a cleverly concealed zipper, making it easy to remove and wash the cover.

Two carry straps on each side of the mattress enable effortless repositioning of the Bruno.
Every Hyde & Sleep mattress is wrapped in a luxurious breathable cover. Our unique sleep surface adds an extra layer of comfort to ensure deep and peaceful sleep. Every Hyde & Sleep mattress is wrapped in a luxurious breathable cover. Our unique sleep surface adds an extra layer of comfort to ensure deep and peaceful sleep. Every Hyde & Sleep mattress is wrapped in a luxurious breathable cover. Our unique sleep surface adds an extra layer of comfort to ensure deep and peaceful sleep.
Top layer The Airgocell® foam provides you with ideal comfort thanks to exceptional point-elasticity that allows one area to compress without affecting the rest of the matress. In addtion, Emma's open-pored highly breathable material won’t make you sweat. Directly under that lovely cover are four glorious centimetres of responsive memory foam. It may not sound like much, but we found through our extensive research that it's exactly the right amount to keep you supported and comfortable. The foam's elasticity is designed to contour to your body, to relieve pressure points and encourage ease of movement while you sleep.

This layer has high motion isolation and absorbs disturbances, so you can sleep soundly even while your partner tosses and turns.
We've developed a super comfort layer of what we like to call 'Simbatex' to give cool, gentle support. The 5cm top layer allows air-flow for a cooler night's sleep. The Avena foam also provides enough bounce for freedom of movement. Open-Cell Foam - Our proprietary foam keeps you cool and adds bounce. The mattress has a natural latex top layer, which ensures air is able to circulate, keeping the mattress cool in summer and warm in winter. The sustainably farmed latex is naturally hypoallergenic and the mattress has earned the coveted OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label, certifying it is free from harmful substances. We've created a superior comfort layer using the most advanced technologies in memory foam. Each layer of Hyde & Sleep memory foam uses technology to protect the mattress from dust mites and bacteria. We've created a superior comfort layer using the most advanced technologies in memory foam. Each layer of Hyde & Sleep memory foam uses technology to protect the mattress from dust mites and bacteria. We've created a superior comfort layer using the most advanced technologies in memory foam. Each layer of Hyde & Sleep memory foam uses technology to protect the mattress from dust mites and bacteria.
Layer 2 The visco-elastic memory foam in the intermediate layer distributes pressure in an optimal fashion. This material is a modern marvel, because it keeps you comfortable in any sleep position. The 3.5cm, cooling layer at the core of the mattress ensures you wake up feeling refreshed. The material it's made of is 30 times more breathable than regular old memory foam, which means you'll wake up smiling, not perspiring. It's scientifically proven to wick moisture and dissipate heat from the body and has enhanced durability through improved cell-structure. Our mattress features 2,500* unique conical pocket springs. They individually adjust as you sleep, so you wake up with a spring in your step for the whole day. *Spring count is calculated to be the equivalent number of springs in a Simba King Size. The 5cm memory foam layer provides the body contouring and pressure relief you've come to expect from memory foam. Responsive Memory Foam - Supportive memory foam provides pressure relief. We've designed our exclusive BrunoXTM high density foam to ensure the Bruno Mattress provides optimal support and comfort as you sleep.

With laser precision, the foam is cut into 7 zones - each reflecting specific pressure points on the body - and evenly distributes your weight while aligning your spine.

Our BrunoXTM foam is manufactured for durability and is certified to be free from harmful substances or chemicals.
Our high density polyurethane foam base, houses ventilation channels to create 7 zones of air flow, keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep. The mattress is loaded with 1,200* Micro Pocket Springs, which individually adjust to the contours of your body while you sleep. Our springs help to distribute body weight and reduce the build up of pressure points. *1,200 spring count relates to King Size mattress. The mattress is loaded with 2,000* HD Pocket Springs, which individually adjust to the contours of your body while you sleep. Our springs help to distribute body weight and reduce the build up of pressure points. *2,000 spring count relates to King Size mattress.
Layer 3 Our cold foam supports you where it matters. The firm, bottom layer provides the necessary counter pressure, whatever your sleeping position, and offers comprehensive support for your lower back. The eve is built on a thick layer of ultra-resilient base foam. It may not sound sexy, but this high density layer provides the mattress with its foundation, fortifying the layers above. It's so supportive you can do acroyoga on it. No, really, we tested it. The Visco memory foam moulds expertly to your body shape. It's like a mattress tailor made for you. The 15cm dense core support foam adds strength, durability and structure to support sleepers of all sizes, without feeling too firm on top. Adaptive Transition Foam - Transition layer provides deep comfort through consistent weight distribution. Our high density polyurethane foam base, houses ventilation channels to create 7 zones of air flow, keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep. Our high density polyurethane foam base, houses ventilation channels to create 7 zones of air flow, keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep.
Layer 4 Our perfectly engineered support base has 7 different zones to ensure a perfect night's sleep for all. Durable Support Foam - Support foam strengthens the comfort layers and adds long-lasting durability.
Delivery Free delivery with UPS with an additional option for Saturday delivery for an extra cost. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free Standard UK Delivery, paid options for faster/specific time deliveries. Free UK mainland delivery if brought from Tempur UK website. Free UK mainland delivery if brought from Tempur UK website. Free UK mainland delivery if brought from Tempur UK website.
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Other Available to exclusively try in-store at Debenhams and Fenwick across the UK You'll find Simba in select John Lewis stores around the UK, so pop in and try us out. We donate one mattress for every ten we sell.
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Firmness Level Medium / Firm. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified. Medium / Firm. Medium / Firm. Slightly firmer than our memory foam mattress. slightly firmer than our memory foam mattress. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified.
Sleeping Positions Not specified. The mattress provides just the right comfort and support for all sleeping positions, whether you snooze on your side, nap on your back, or slumber on your stomach.

The contouring memory foam allows the mattress to adjust to your body position and relieve pressure points - no matter how you sleep.
We've created the most advanced mattress. Our engineered support base, along with our unique combination of conical pocket springs and memory foam, allows two people with different sleeping patterns and body types to enjoy the perfect night's sleep - without being interrupted by each other. Designed from the inside out with a universal adaptive feel to provide the cooling, contouring and core support everybody needs to sleep better. Our research led us to the discovery that a single, well-balanced sleep surface could cater to the vast majority of sleeping positions, body types, and slumber eccentricities. A sustainably farmed, hypoallergenic natural latex top layer gives the mattress a little supple bounce and provides perfect comfort, no matter how you sleep. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified.
Bed Types The eve mattress can function on any bed base. We recommend you use it with slatted bases to really benefit from its amazing properties. Your Simba mattress will fit snugly on most bases - all you need to do is make sure the slats are evenly spaced so you get a smooth and even sleep surface - the ideal foundation for a perfect night's sleep. Works with any standard bed frame. Designed to rest on any firm, flat surface, includes all bed type. The Bruno fits standard bed frames with slatted or solid bases, and spring bed frames. Not specified. Not specified. Not specified. Platform top base or slatted bed bases. Platform top base or slatted bed bases. Platform top base or slatted bed bases.
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