What Is A Hybrid Mattress?

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by Sleep First 5 min read

Hybrid mattresses are one of the biggest trends in the mattress world right now, with more and more mattress brands coming out with their own hybrid mattress model. But… what exactly is a hybrid mattress? You've likely heard of hybrid cars, hybrid bikes, even hybrid energy. You know it means combining two or more things to create something new and, ideally, better. Are hybrid mattresses really better, or just the latest marketing fad? Let’s take a peek between the sheets to find out.


Essentially, a hybrid mattress is a hybridization between an old-school spring mattress and a more modern foam mattress. Most hybrid mattresses have individually pocketed coils as well as a memory foam and/or latex top, blending luxurious comfort with good old-fashioned support. 


Still have questions? Below we’ve rounded up the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about hybrid mattresses. 


What exactly makes them special?


There are a few components that differentiate hybrid mattresses from your other options. The first is pocketed coils, which provide incredible spinal alignment support for all different types of sleeping positions. Pocketed coils also reduce motion transfer, which could lead to more hours of REM sleep for you. The second component is the layers of memory foam that sit on top of the coils. This allows the mattress to conform to your body, providing lush comfort and pressure relief. Finally, lots of hybrid mattress models also have a gel-infused memory foam, which helps keep you cool as it minimizes heat retention and draws heat away from your body.


Who are hybrid mattresses best for?


If you’re someone who wants to have their cake and eat it too, a hybrid mattress might be your best option. One of the most attractive features of a hybrid mattress is its signature combination of traditional bounce and the sinking-into-a-cloud memory foam sensation. They're more supportive than regular memory foam, and better at contouring to your unique body than a traditional spring mattress, allowing your bed to have the best of both worlds.


Because of this, they’re also uniquely suited to accommodate a diversity of sleeping preferences: side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers alike will all be equally supported. Additionally, they’re great for those who tend to sleep hot and wake up sweating, because of their cooling technology. This, as well as their ability to minimize motion transfer, makes them a fantastic choice for couples.


What is the best hybrid mattress?


Because hybrid mattresses are so popular right now, nearly every manufacturer is coming out with their own model. However, it's important to note that not all hybrid mattresses are created equal, so make sure you're buying from a reputable source. If you like what you're reading and are wondering what your options are, here are a few of our favorite hybrid mattress picks from Tempur-Pedic and Sealy:


Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt 11" Mattress

The TEMPUR-Adapt® medium hybrid mattress pairs premium spring coils with the original TEMPUR® support layer to provide a cool feel, legendary comfort, and excellent support. It's the Tempur-Pedic quality you know and love, hybrid style, and all at an accessible price point. 


Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt 11" Mattress


Sealy Hybrid Chill Mattress

The Sealy Hybrid Chill pairs exclusive Posturepedic Technology™ with innovative cover technologies to provide excellent support and superb quality. It's DuoChill™ cooling system keeps you at the perfect temperature, while it's Immersion™ advanced memory foam and Comfortsense™ foam conform to your unique shape and provide you with a breathable, comfortable sleep. It's Duraflex™ coil edge system and zoned support technologies mean you get excellent and lasting support, right where you need it most.


Sealy Hybrid Chill Mattress


Tempur-Pedic Tempur-ProAdapt 12" Mattress

The Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Proadapt 12" Mattress combines the latest mattress technologies for advanced pressure relief and deep relaxation. It's SmartClimate® Dual Cover System features a zip-off, cooling outer layer as well as a super-stretch inner layer, maximizing comfort and convenience. 


Tempur-Pedic Tempur-ProAdapt 12" Mattress


Think a hybrid mattress might be the right choice for you? Come visit us at a Sleep First location near you to try one out in person. And keep an eye on our mattress sales to make sure you’re getting it for the best price possible!



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