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Buying Guide: Hybrid Mattresses


Hybrid cars, hybrid energy, hybrid bicycles, hybrid animals — those are the things we tend to think about when we hear the word “hybrid." We know it basically means combining two or more things to create a new and improved version or process that adapts to current needs. So, what is a hybrid mattress? And is a hybrid mattress the right mattress for you?

What is a hybrid mattress?

Hybrid mattresses combine the comfort of individually pocketed innerspring coils with layers of memory foam on top to provide a dreamy blend of luxury and support for a restful night's sleep. Hybrid mattresses are among the latest and greatest products in sleep technology. According to CEO, Michael Magnuson, a large percentage of people who could benefit from sleeping on a hybrid mattress don't know they should be looking for one during their mattress shopping journey.

Who can benefit from a hybrid mattress?

If you're the kind of sleeper that likes a mix of bounciness and the melt-into-the-mattress feeling you get with memory foam, a hybrid mattress might be the bed for you. With more support than a standard memory foam mattress, hybrid beds make sleeping, reading, watching television or having breakfast in bed a more comfortable experience than you might get with a traditional mattress.

In a study by Furniture Today and Apartment Therapy, mattress reviews showed that when evaluating performance and popularity, consumers highly favored hybrids, with those beds reaching a higher satisfaction score than any other type of sleep set. Hybrids are the fastest growing segment of the mattress industry. But don't take it from us — read our hybrid mattress reviews, where customers share why they love having a hybrid mattress

What makes hybrid mattresses unique?

There are three components that separate hybrid mattresses from the rest:

  1. Pocketed coils provide excellent support for proper spinal alignment –no matter your sleep position. The pocketed coil technology also helps reduce motion transfer caused by tossing and turning, which may allow you to get more REM sleep.
  2. Layers of memory foam rest on top of the support coils to provide comfort and pressure relief for restorative sleep – allowing the mattress to conform to your body.
  3. Many hybrid mattresses feature gel-infused memory foam that helps decrease the mattress' heat retention caused by your warm body temperature and diffuses heat away from your body.

Finding the Best Hybrid Mattress for You

Whether you're a side sleeper, back sleeper or stomach sleeper, hybrid mattresses are a good fit for anyone looking for a more holistic mattress choice, rather than thetraditional innerspring, latex or memory foam options. If you're interested in upgrading your sleep space, here are a few of our favorite hybrid mattresses:

Beautyrest Black Hybrid Alcove 13.5" Plush Mattress

Beautyrest Black Hybrid Alcove 13.5" Pillow Top Mattress

The Beautyrest Black Alcove is an example of one of the best hybrid mattress we have to offer. The Beautyrest Black Hybrid collection offers comfort ranging from plush to firm with all the benefits needed to transform your everyday sleep into an extraordinary slumber. Even better, the AirCool® BeautyEdge® foam encasement provides excellent breathability, so you can stay at your ideal sleeping temperature all night long.

Purple 2 Mattress

Purple 2 Hybrid Mattress

Another great hybrid option is the Purple 2 Hybrid Mattress. The perfect combination of firm and soft, this Purple mattress uses Purple’s patented smart Comfort Grid technology which adapts to the human body and stays cool all night long. This mattress is perfect for back sleepers as the supportive coils enhance comfort and responsiveness to each and every movement.

When evaluating which hybrid mattress is right for you, consider visiting a Mattress Firm store in person to test the following mattress brands, or start researching our selection of best hybrid mattresses online.

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