What is a Hybrid Mattress?
Nowadays, you have many choices when it comes to what type of mattress you sleep on. (Fun fact: the first mattresses were made of leaves and compacted grasses.) Today, we have memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses, mattresses with expandable air chambers, traditional spring mattresses and hybrid mattresses. Let’s explore what exactly is a hybrid mattress.
A hybrid is what you get when you combine two different things. A hybrid mattress is what you get when you combine a traditional spring mattress with memory foam. Traditional coiled spring mattresses have a more bouncy feel to them and offer firmness and support. The space between the coils allows for maximum airflow for a cooler night’s sleep. A memory foam mattress offers more pressure relief to ease tension in the areas of your body that may be problematic. Memory foam cradles your body and offers reduced motion transfer (you don’t feel when your partner rolls over in the middle of the night). A hybrid mattress can also combine traditional springs with gel memory foam layers. Gel memory foam has many of the same properties as regular memory foam, such as contouring to relieve pressure points. When manufacturing gel memory foam, producers infuse cooling gels or gel beads—these infusions pull heat away from a sleeper for a cooler night’s rest.
So is a hybrid mattress right for you? With a hybrid mattress you get the supportive, pressure-relieving benefits of memory foam and newer gels with the familiar feel of the innerspring mattress (essentially a next-generation coil that is wrapped in some sort of material to retain its tension and create a balanced support system). But in the end, what ultimately matters is your comfort. To find the best back support, it’s best to look for a firmness level that matches your sleeping position and provides enough pressure relief and cushioning to leave you well-rested. We suggest you find a time to come into one of our showrooms to test out a hybrid mattress for yourself. We offer hybrids in different firmness levels from a variety of brands. Before you come in, take a look at our hybrid mattresses here.