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Hybrid mattresses, which combine two or more support systems and incorporate a wide variety of materials, are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. These mattresses typically marry an innerspring system and specialty foams.
Hybrid beds are designed to offer the best features of other mattresses while mitigating downsides. However, there are so many hybrid choices available that consumers can run into analysis paralysis. If hybrid mattresses have piqued your interest but you aren’t sure where to start in your search, this guide is perfect for you.
In this article, we outline the best hybrid mattresses for certain needs and sleeping types, and then we cover what to look for in a hybrid, the pros, and cons of this mattress type, and the types of sleepers hybrids serve best.
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High quality and custom firmness options
The bottom line is that Saatva produces a great mattress. This innerspring mattress offers a level of support that you won’t find in most memory foam mattresses. Not only that, but Saatva also gives you some options for different firmnesses so you can better cater to your specific sleeping position and preferences. If you like a more traditional feeling mattress, then this is going to be a great option.
Saatva may be built like a traditional mattress, but it can still show up on your doorstep…however, it won’t be in a box. You can expect delivery folks to arrive and go so far as to set it up in your bedroom. Nice touch!
You can read our full Saatva Review to learn more.
Breathability & Support
The Layla Hybrid combines coils, memory foam, and copper for a cool, supportive and cradling sleep experience. The individually wrapped coils reduce the motion transfer that you’ll find with traditional springs, in addition to keeping the bed cool. On top of this, the cradling memory foam is infused with new copper cooling technology. The copper not only pulls heat away from your body, but disperses it away from you so it’s not trapped.
The bed also comes with zoned support foam, which means your hips will get the higher level of support they need while your shoulders get soft sinking to prevent morning aches. As an added bonus, the bed is flippable with a soft and firm side, so you can pick which works for you.
Read our full Layla Hybrid mattress review to learn more.
Helix offers 13 mattresses, all of which are hybrids, with different firmness and support levels for all types of sleepers.
Luxury zoned support made for side sleepers
Helix has made a name for themselves by offering so many different kinds of high-quality mattress options- they’re the brand for picky sleepers, or people who just love having options.
All nine of Helix’s mattresses are hybrids, which means you’ll get the support from the coils along with the cushioning and contouring of the foam. Just because it’s not an all-foam mattress doesn’t mean the foam isn’t top-notch either. It’s eco-friendly and is engineered for support in the hips, shoulders and back, on top of being breathable to prevent heat trapping, making it one of the best mattresses for side sleepers. The Memory Foam Plus layer is an additional layer designed to relieve pressure points and keep your spine aligned, along with the support of the coils.
Read our full Helix mattress review to learn more.
A hybrid latex mattress that features all-natural materials and premium support that keeps sleepers cool and their spine aligned at night.
Affordable, all natural hybrid
Birch, made by Helix Sleep, offers a premium eco-friendly hybrid mattress. Featuring an organic wool support base, individually wrapped support coils, all-natural Talalay latex, and a cushion layer of more organic wool, the mattress hits the marks for organic and comfortable.
In addition to being all-natural, the Talalay latex is inherently cooler than comparable memory foam. The latex doesn’t trap as much heat, and Birch features a ventilated version of it that helps keep air moving even more. The individually wrapped coils make this hybrid supportive, aiding in edge support, and providing superior motion isolation to traditional innerspring mattresses.
Read our full Birch mattress review to learn more.
A luxury-firm hybrid mattress that’s ideal people who sleep on their side and need absorption combined with pressure relief.
A luxury mattress with a great return policy
The DreamCloud is a hybrid bed-in-a-box that contains coils and multiple layers of memory and latex foam. This luxury mattress is thick, durable and made with high-quality materials that can handle petite, medium, and heavy sleepers at an affordable price relative to other luxury mattress options.
We recommend the DreamCloud for people seeking a luxury option that doesn’t break the bank. With prices starting as low as $999, you can get the quality materials and durability of a luxury brand without emptying your savings account. This bed is on the firm end of the scale, which means you’ll sleep cooler naturally as a result of sleeping “on” the mattress rather than “in” it. Overall, this is an elegant bed that offers high-end features like a cashmere blend cover and a tufted design. It also comes with the company’s tiered Everlong Warranty (lifetime) and a uniquely long trial period at 365 nights.
Check out our full DreamCloud Review to learn more.
Striking the perfect balance between the contour of memory foam and the bounce of pocket-coils, the Casper Wave Hybrid offers the best of both worlds when it comes to superior comfort and support.
Memory foam contours and coils respond
Casper recently updated its flagship all-foam model and introduced equally as comfortable, mildly softer Casper Wave Hybrid. In this mattress, you’ll find almost all of the components of the original Casper with an added a 7” pocketed coil system.
The Casper Wave Hybrid features the four memory foam layers found in the original Casper Wave but adds pocketed innerspring coils. The mattress is 13” thick and a little softer than average, coming in at about a medium on the firmness scale. The top comfort layer is open-cell foam, and it’s similar to latex in that it provides more bounce than memory foam.
The transitional layer of this mattress, a high-density polyfoam, provides zoned support at the hips and shoulders, translating to greater overall comfort. Finally, the base of pocketed coils provides some buoyancy. All of these elements together create a comfortable sleeping surface that feels cozy to the touch.
Check out our full Casper Wave Hybrid Review to learn more.
This is a high-quality, simply constructed mattress with a 4” top layer of Dunlop latex and a 9” support core of pocketed coils. The coils are zoned, meaning that they’re denser in areas where additional pressure from body weight typically occurs.
Targeted-support system in the coil layer
Awara has been slowly climbing the list of the best all-natural mattresses, and it’s our favorite hybrid mattress that incorporates latex. It’s made with 9” pocketed coils, four inches of latex comfort foam, and a quilted, organic cotton cover.
The Awara takes naturally-derived latex and combines it with individually wrapped coils to give sleepers the best of both worlds. The organic Dunlop latex has soft support with a little bounce and a cooling, contouring surface, while the individually wrapped coils ensure support and spinal alignment. The latex used in this mattress is Gols-Certified organic, making the mattress better for your wellness as it’s made without chemicals. The Awara is a bed-in-the-box mattress and the company offers free shipping, a 365 night trial period, and their Forever Warranty.
Read our full Awara Review to learn more.
Tuft and Needle’s shiny new toy!
Perfect Mix of comfort & durability
Traditionally, I’ve reviewed Tuft & Needles Original as a great entry-level mattress but probably lacked for someone looking for a premium option. T&N later came out with the Mint, of which I am a big fan. It’s a step up and a great mattress for a reasonable price. Well, they kept running with that.
Introducing the T&N Hybrid model. They basically took what we love about the Mint and added the support of springs. Right out of the box, this mattress just feels more substantial than previous models. If you’re thinking of trying a T&N and aren’t concerned with a few extra bucks to get the top-of-the-line experience…you should give the new Hybrid a look.
To learn more check out our full Tuft and Needle Review.
Brooklyn is one of the few bedding companies that manufacture their own mattresses.
Cooling features and overall comfort
Brooklyn Bedding is known for making high-quality products. The Aurora is their hybrid with an 8” pocketed coil base that’s topped with layers of memory foam and the company’s proprietary foam. It’s our choice for hybrid shoppers who sleep hot, as the top layer has exceptional cooling properties.
If you tend to wake in the middle of the night in a hot sweat, the Brooklyn Aurora will solve that issue. The top layer of Energex foam on this mattress is a polyurethane foam that’s infused with copper. Copper, a natural heat conductor, draws heat away from the body. If you want cool sleep, you’ll get it in this hybrid. Not to mention, Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year warranty, free delivery, and a 120 night trial with a full refund and return shipping included.
Learn more by reading our full Brooklyn Bedding Review.
Five quality, foam mattress options set Amerisleep a part in the mattress market. They do not believe in a”one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to sleep, so they crafted a mattress for every type of sleeper.
Varies by Model
Five model options for every type of sleeper
Using eco-friendly, plant-based materials, Amerisleep constructs all their mattresses in the U.S. These hybrid mattresses have the perfect balance of support and comfort for sleepers, making to fall asleep, and decreasing the likelihood that you will wake up with aches and pains.
Ranging from the A1 to the A5 model, these mattresses increase in price as you ascend. They are very transparent about the differences between each model, and which model is best suited for each type of sleeper. They have thought of everything from overheating, to pain relief, to overall comfort and have designed each of their mattresses with these concerns in mind. With free shipping in the U.S. and helpful customer support, Amerisleep is a great choice for a hybrid mattress!
Check out our full Amerisleep Review to learn more.
Specifically designed for plus size sleepers, the Big Fig delivers on every quality a heavier adult could want (and need) in a mattress.
Exceptional support from both a mattress and included foundation
The Big Fig is designed to be a big, burly mattress that can support people who weigh up to 500 pounds. It’s our favorite hybrid for heavy sleepers and combines latex foam, coils, and high-density polyfoam.
The company’s slogan is “The Mattress for a Bigger Figure,” so it’s no wonder we love this hybrid for heavy sleepers. Its 13” profile is much thicker than the average mattress and helps prevent sagging. Inside the mattress, you’ll find foams that create softness, extra-thick gauge coils for durability and support, and a temperature regulating top layer. Included in every Big Fig purchase is a base that’s made for the mattress. We love this add-on, as bases for thick, heavy mattresses can be very difficult to find. The Big Fig is also backed by a 120-night sleep trial period and a 20-year warranty.
Read our full Big Fig Review to learn more.
Creating a shortlist of suggestions for a hybrid mattress is like trying to predict a stranger’s coffee order. Do they prefer hot or cold? Decaf or caffeinated? Cow’s milk or nut milk? Do they like bitter roasts or a smooth, mellow taste? Are they an espresso enthusiast or a drip-coffee devotee? Similarly, the hybrid mattress market offers an option for just about every sleeper size, type, and preference, so it’s more helpful for us to provide general recommendations about what to look for with regard to quality.
The materials in a hybrid mattress can vary greatly depending on the type of sleeper the manufacturer is targeting. In general, they’ll include a mix of coils, comfort layers, and cooling materials, with some mattresses including a pillow top for additional cushioning. The most important thing, however, is to make sure the mattress feels comfortable to you and meets your sleeping needs.
Beyond this, the quality of the materials used is significant. For example, natural varieties of latex will last longer than synthetic ones. In addition to examining the quality of the individual materials, consider the combination of materials. Some materials break down more quickly than others, which may shorten the mattress’ longevity, even if the manufacturer claims it will last a certain number of years.
Among the greatest benefits of buying a hybrid mattress is the selection. Whether you like a soft or firm feel, latex or memory foam, a bouncy bed or one with slower response time, there’s bound to be something out there you’ll love.
Hybrids are also known for providing a nice blend of comfort and support, with these qualities coming from the foam layers and the innerspring systems, respectively. They also tend to provide a bouncy feel that customers who don’t love the hugging, sinking in feel of an all-foam mattress may prefer.
Lastly, hybrid mattresses tend to sleep much cooler. The space between the coils tends to create more airflow throughout the mattress, and manufacturers incorporate a wide variety of materials, like open-cell and copper-infused foam, that further promote airflow throughout the top layers of the mattress.
While the added bounce is sometimes a favorite feature of hybrid mattresses, people who sleep with a partner that moves throughout the night might feel their movements due to the increased motion transfer. Hybrid mattresses can also be more expensive. This is due to the combination of materials used. These mattresses also aren’t the most lightweight out there, as the foams, coils, and other layers tend to create a relatively thick and heavy end result, making them challenging to install and move around without another person or two to assist.
While it’s nearly impossible to say whether a hybrid mattress will be right or wrong for you, hybrids are generally suitable for people with certain characteristics.
|Allswell||Allswell Luxe||Hybrid||6||100 Nights||10 Years||$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Avocado||Avocado||Hybrid||7||100 Nights||25 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Big Fig||Big Fig||Hybrid||6||120 Nights||20 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Aurora||Hybrid||3/5/7||120 Nights||10 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Signature||Hybrid||3/5/7||120 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Casper||Casper Hybrid||Hybrid||5||100 Nights||10 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Casper||Wave Hybrid||Hybrid||4||100 Nights||10 Years||$$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|DreamCloud||DreamCloud||Hybrid||6||365 Nights||Lifetime||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Ghostbed||Flex||Hybrid||6||101 Nights||20 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Dawn||Hybrid||7||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Dual||Hybrid||7||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Dusk||Hybrid||5||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Luxe Hybrid||Hybrid||Varies||100 Nights||10 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Midnight||Hybrid||5||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Moonlight||Hybrid||3||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Nightfall||Hybrid||6||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Sunset||Hybrid||3||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Helix||Twilight||Hybrid||7||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Joybed||LX||Hybrid||5.5||100 Nights||10 Years||$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Joybed||LXC Medium-Firm||Hybrid||5||100 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Joybed||LXP Medium-Firm||Hybrid||5||100 Nights||10 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Keetsa||Pillow Plus||Hybrid||5||90 Nights||12 Year||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Keetsa||Plus||Hybrid||7||90 Nights||12 Year||$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Keetsa||Tea Leaf Classic||Hybrid||6||90 Nights||12 Year||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Keetsa||Tea Leaf Dream||Hybrid||4||90 Nights||12 Year||$$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Leesa||Leesa Hybrid||Hybrid||6||100 Nights||10 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Lucid||Lucid Hybrid||Hybrid||6.5||30 Nights||10 Years||$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Nest||Alexander Hybrid||Hybrid||3/5/7||Lifetime||Lifetime||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Nest||Latex Hybrid||Hybrid||7||Lifetime||Lifetime||$$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Purple||Purple||Hybrid||4/5/6||100 Nights||10 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Saatva||Saatva||Hybrid||4/6/7||120 Nights||20 Years||$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Saatva||Saatva HD||Hybrid||7||120 Nights||20 Years||$$$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Solay||Solay Hybrid||Hybrid||6||365 Nights||25 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
|Tomorrow Sleep||Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid||Hybrid||6||365 Nights||10 Years||$$||Check Price||Full Review|
If you still need guidance in your mattress buying journey, check out our ultimate mattress buying guide.
|Layla Hybrid||Best Firm Hybrid||4.8/5|
|Helix Midnight Luxe||Best Mattress for Side Sleepers||4.7/5|
|Birch||Best Cooling Hybrid||4.9/5|
|DreamCloud||Best Plush Hybrid||4.8/5|
|Casper Wave Hybrid||Best Hybrid Mattress in a Box||4.9/5|
|Awara||Best Latex Hybrid||4.7/5|
|Tuft & Needle Hybrid||Best for Back Pain||4.9/5|
|Brooklyn Aurora||Best Hybrid Mattress for Couples||4.8/5|
|Big Fig||Best for Heavy Sleepers||4.8/5|
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