Best Hybrid Mattresses
Have you been searching for a new mattress but not sure where to start? Maybe you want the body-contouring properties of memory foam but still like a bit of bounce in your bed? If you are looking for a mattress that is durable but provides optimal comfort and support, a hybrid mattress just might be right for you.
Hybrid mattresses are an excellent choice for anyone looking for the best of all worlds. Drawing from components such as memory foam, coils and/or latex, hybrids offer the best in comfort and durability.
To learn more about hybrid mattresses and discover our top picks, keep reading!
Why we love them
Winkbeds is hands down the most comfortable hybrid mattress we’ve tested, making it a clear cut choice for Editor’s Pick. Combining gel-infused foam with individually wrapped coils, this is a mattress that does a lot of things really, really well.
The gel infused foam provides excellent pressure relief while pulling away heat and moisture, while the individually wrapped coils provide durability and a responsive spring that gives some added bounce for extra curricular activities 🙂 Available in multiple firmness options, WinkBeds is suitable for all sleep positions and even features WinkBeds Plus, a model designed specifically for heavier sleepers.
WinkBeds is made in the USA and eco-friendly featuring CertiPUR-US foams. Read our full WinkBeds mattress review to discover more about why this mattress was our top pick for hybrids!
Purple is perhaps the most unusual and innovative hybrid on our list. Featuring their own trademarked hyper-elastic polymer grid (known as the Purple Grid), the Original Purple mattress provides some of the best cooling and pressure relief we’ve seen.
Through a process called “column-buckling” Purple adjusts to your body’s weight providing relief right where you need it most, as such we felt it performed particularly well for side, back and combo sleepers (stomach sleepers may need something with a bit firmer support).
Purple is a great choice for couples as well! No more waking up when your partner tosses and turns, the Purple grid does an excellent job of dampening motion transfer that is commonly associated with innerspring mattresses.
Read our full Purple mattress review to see if this unique bed is the one for you.
Luxury and affordability meet in this hybrid from DreamCloud Holdings. Standing at 15″ in height, this giant of a mattress comes in at a medium-firm on the firmness scale. The individually wrapped coils provide excellent support while also dampening motion transfer while the foam layers provide enough pressure relief to make this a great option for all sleep positions. DreamCloud also boasts excellent edge support meaning it could be a great option for couples.
Additionally, DreamCloud offers one of the longest sleep trials and warranties in the industry. And with a Queen starting at $1199 before discount its no wonder why it is our best value pick.
Read our full DreamCloud mattress review for more reasons to love this luxury hybrid.
Saatva provides all the luxury and comfort of a hotel bed without breaking the budget. Available in 3 firmness options, we feel Saatva a good fit for all sleep positions. We tested the plush soft and felt it performed particularly well for side sleepers, allowing for plenty of pressure relieving comfort, while keeping the spine in a neutral alignment.
Using tempered steel coils made from recycled steel, the individually wrapped coils prevent sagging and increase durability. In addition to excellent edge support, they also help dampen motion transfer, making this one of the better options for couples.
Learn more about the benefits of Saatva in our full Saatva mattress review.
The only latex hybrid to make the list, Nest features natural Dunlop latex. The mattress also uses CertiPUR-US certified foams and a natural fire retardant, making this a good eco-friendly choice for your home. It is available in multiple firmness options meaning it could be a great choice for sleepers of any position: side, back, stomach, etc. We also love the customization available with Nest, if you find the 3″ comfort layer to be too firm or too soft for your liking, Nest Bedding will work with you to send out a new foam that is better suited to your needs.
Learn more about this natural latex hybrid in our full Nest Bedding mattress review.
Why a hybrid mattress?
Memory foam has become wildly popular within the bed in a box industry because of its pressure-relieving and body-contouring properties. Designed to work with your body’s natural heat, memory foam conforms to your body, melting away pressure points and providing unparalleled comfort. Memory foam also tends to have a slow response rate which is great for keeping motion transfer to a minimum.
However, memory foam comes with a few problems. Memory foam is known to retain heat. If you are already a hot sleeper this can be a major deterrent. Secondly, an all foam mattress may wear down faster over time than say an innerspring mattress would. Lastly, those looking for a bit of bounce or spring may be disappointed as memory foam typically has a slower response rate and lacks the springiness of latex or coils.
Check out our Best Memory Foam Mattresses 2019!
The more traditional innerspring mattress still remains a go to choice for many consumers. Unlike memory foam, innerspring mattresses tend to be excellent at cooling and a top choice for hot sleepers. For those who wish to avoid the off-gassing (chemical smell) of memory foam, an innerspring mattress is again a clear winner. Additionally, coils provide a responsive bounce that can be especially desirable for bedroom fun. Double-edged sword here though, the increased bounciness of innerspring also means added motion transfer; if you have a partner that tosses and turns this can mean disrupted sleep for you. Look for an innerspring mattress that utilizes individually wrapped coils to increase motion isolation.
Latex mattresses are made from a material extracted from the Heavea-Brasilenis (rubber trees). While some mattress are made from all-natural latex, the majority of latex mattresses are made from a blend of synthetic and natural latex.
Latex is known for its durability and pressure relief and it is naturally hypoallergenic to boot! While latex offers a good deal of pressure relief it doesn’t perform quite as well as memory foam, so keep that in mind. It does offer some nice bounce but with this again comes more motion transfer. Lastly, latex comes with a higher price tag so it isn’t ideal for anyone on a strict budget.
Now we have a better understanding of the pros and cons between the different mattress materials we can better understand why a hybrid might be the right choice for you. By blending elements of memory foam or latex with coils You can truly have the best of all worlds without breaking the bank!
Still have questions about the different mattress materials? Check out our guides:
What do you look for most in a mattress? Drop us a comment below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
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