We Tried the Best Hybrid Mattresses to Find a Happy Medium Between Squishy Foam and Springy Support (2023)

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If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning on an uncomfortable mattress, you know how essential a good one can be. Maybe your mattress is too old and run-down. But choosing a new one isn’t always a breeze if you’re stuck on the firm versus soft debate. Hybrid mattresses blend the two comfort styles, though, into one perfect bed—cushiony and backed by that sought-after innerspring for support.

We got to sleep and tested eight of the best hybrid mattresses to solve the guesswork (and maybe a creaky back) to find the ones worth mentioning. And yes, there is an element of design when it comes to a mattress. Considerations like height, profile, and even material do matter when you’re shopping. Our top picks are the best in class when it comes to performance at night and by light of day, too.

Our Favorites

Best Overall: Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king | Firmness: Medium-firm |Best for: Multi-position sleepers

What we like:

  • 10-year warranty
  • Excellent support framework
  • Comes in all sizes

Worth noting:

  • Expensive
  • Heavy to transport
  • Cooling technology costs extra

Why we chose it: The crème de la crème of hybrid mattresses, this one really does have it all.

It’s hard to overstate how comfortable this 13-inch hybrid mattress truly is, and that may be due to Casper’s advanced technology. The Wave model, which is the brand’s upscale mattress, offers up to 86 gel pods, placed under the waist and lower back, which prevent sinking into the foam and keep the spine and back aligned, for less pain and aching. This model also has what the brand has trademarked as Zoned Support Max, what it calls “continuous ergonomic zones for full-body relief.” In areas that require more cushioning—such as where your shoulders land—the foam is softer. The bed is designed to relieve pressure in areas that require it.

The bed that we tested, a king, was also upgraded with the cooling Snow technology, which comes at an extra cost ($500), although the mattress already has AirScape 3 cooling gel built in between the layers to prevent overheating. One common complaint of foam mattresses has always been their tendency to overheat, but this mattress works to combat that (tested by a hot sleeper, this mattress is, we can attest, very much on the cool side of the spectrum). The Wave is under warranty for 10 years and covered under a 100-night sleep trial. One major drawback is the hefty price tag, steep even for hybrid mattresses.

Best Value: Cocoon by Sealy Extra-Chill Hybrid

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king | Firmness: Medium-firm | Best for:Side and back sleepers

What we like:

  • Advanced cooling technology
  • 10-year warranty
  • Free shipping and returns

Worth noting:

  • Mattress is very heavy and can be difficult to move
  • Some feel this mattress veers toward extra-firm
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Why we chose it: An affordable hybrid that still brings plenty to the table.

With frequent sales that knock down its largest size to under $1,500, the Cocoon by Sealy is a true steal. This mattress, which we tested in a queen, leans toward medium-firm territory. Sealy has added a lot of technology to guarantee that body temperature remains regulated at night. The foam layer is now made from Phase Change Material, which the brand claims offers extra cooling comfort. And a cover over the mattress helps to stabilize body temperature. We did find that this mattress kept us cool throughout the night, and without breaking the bank.

At 12 inches, this mattress has a nice profile, and Sealy also offers a 10-year warranty, free shipping and returns, and a 100-night sleep trial. Although it is inexpensive, buyer beware: The price does not appear fixed, and nonsale prices are definitely more in tune with other hybrids on the market.

Best Bed and Mattress Duo: Floyd Home The Mattress

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king | Firmness: Medium-plush | Best for: Side sleepers

What we like:

  • Inexpensive
  • Free of formaldehyde and phthalate materials
  • A low-emissions product

Worth noting:

  • Does not come in California king
  • Mattresses are thinner, at 10 inches
  • Floyd charges for shipping, only offers a 30-day return, and no warranty is mentioned

Why we chose it: A mattress and bed frame that are a match made in sleep heaven.

Newer to the market, Floyd is a direct-to-consumer furniture company known, in large part, for its sectional sofas. But the brand has recently come to the table with beds and mattresses, too, and these sleek, modern, low-profile pieces are cool to look at and excellent for smaller spaces. We tested the 10-inch twin-size Floyd mattress, made from formaldehyde- and phthalate-free materials. There is a lot to like about this streamlined pick, which prides itself on being a low-emissions product.

The mattress was definitely comfortable (medium, tending toward plush), even if it is on the thinner side, and it does look nice on the bed frame. (As a testing aside, we didn’t find that the thinner mattress impacted comfort as much as it impacted overall design.) There are a few small quibbles about this mattress. The company charges for shipping and only offers a 30-day return, but it comes in at an affordable price point. Since few mattresses come in lower profiles these days, this may be a good choice for those with lower ceilings or smaller spaces who want to make a room look a bit larger, as we were able to try it out in a child’s tiny bedroom.

Best for Bunk Beds: Avocado Eco Organic Kids Mattress

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full | Firmness: Medium | Best for: Most kinds of sleepers

What we like:

  • Low profile and can be used on bunk and trundle beds
  • Made from organic materials
  • Completely nontoxic

Worth noting:

  • Sleep trial is limited, so if you have more than one child, take note
  • May not be as supportive as some other mattress options for kids, which have dual sides for growth
  • Expensive

Why we chose it: An organic hybrid mattress that can be used on a top bunk bed with ease.

One unique challenge of the top bunk is that it can only accommodate a mattress with a height of 6 inches or less, and few high-quality mattress makers offer anything in that category. Enter Avocado, the organic mattress company that produces mattresses for both children and adults. This low-profile mattress, which we tried out on a top bunk, is 6 inches thick and made from GOLS-certified organic latex, sourced from sustainable farms in India and Guatemala. Parents of young kids can be sure that there are no toxic chemicals, off-gassing, chemical flame retardants, fiberglass, or polyurethane here. Coils are made from recycled steel, and wool keeps the mattress naturally cool. Avocado has been named one of the most sustainable brands in America and participates in carbon-negative production and shipping. Our tester found the mattress dreamy to sleep on. One small downside: Compared with some other slim bunk mattresses, Avocado’s are on the pricier side.

Best for All-Over-the-Place Sleepers: Saatva Classic Mattress

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, split king, California king, split California king, all available in 11.5 inches and 14.5 inches | Firmness: Variable | Best for: All kinds of sleepers

What we like:

  • Multiple mattress depths available
  • Split-king mattresses available
  • 15-year warranty and 180-night trial

Worth noting:

  • Mattresses do not come in a box
  • Custom-ordered mattresses take longer to arrive
  • Bases sold separately and are pricey

Why we chose it: A truly customizable mattress that fits most sleepers’ needs.

The made-to-order Saatva Classic Mattress feels, in some ways, like a blast from the past. Of the mattresses we tested, the Saatva was the sole one that did not arrive in a box. Instead, our queen came the old-fashioned way, delivered on a truck. (Customers have the option to have their old mattress removed upon delivery, which we took advantage of.) Saatva allows you to choose between two mattress heights: 11.5 inches and 14 inches, meaning you can really curate the look of your bedroom. Similarly, its plushness level is up to you; we went with luxury firm, described as having the same feel as a “luxury hotel mattress,” but the brand also offers plush soft and firm, depending on individual needs. The mattress that we tested did, in fact, feel luxurious and not dissimilar from a night on a hotel bed.

We also loved that the mattresses come with a 15-year warranty and 180-night sleep trial, which is quite long for both. They’re also available in a lot of sizes, including split king and split California king. Just know that, since the mattresses are made to order, they can take longer to arrive. From order to delivery, ours took a little over a month.

Best for Varied Sleepers: Nest Bedding Signature Hybrid

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, split king, king, California king | Firmness: Medium, plush, and firm options | Best for: All kinds of sleepers

What we like:

  • Lifetime renewal exchange
  • 3 firmness options
  • 365-night sleep trial

Worth noting:

  • 3-, 5-, and 10-year warranties are an additional cost
  • No cooling technology
  • Beds are made to order and take about 2 weeks to ship

Why we chose it: A mattress with varying firmness that caters to many different types of sleepers.

With its 365-night sleep trial, Nest Bedding’s signature hybrid mattress offers what many cannot: an entire year to settle in and decide whether or not you really love it. This was the determining factor for our tester, who tried this mattress in a queen and described her previous mattress tendencies as “finicky.” Nest offers multiple firmness options, making it a great choice for those seeking a truly personalized experience (we chose a plusher mattress, but those who prefer a medium-firm or firm mattress can opt for those, too). The brand also offers a lifetime renewal exchange program, in case you’re dissatisfied with the mattress, which is good news, since three-, five-, and 10-year warranties are extra, and it’s more sustainable than tossing your old one to the curb. Nest’s mattresses are absent of any cooling technology, though testing did not reveal that this one ran particularly hot.

Best Plush: Venus Williams Legend Hybrid

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Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, split king, king, California king | Firmness: Medium-plush | Best for: Side and back sleepers

What we like:

  • Comes with weighted blanket
  • 25-year warranty
  • Free shipping

Worth noting:

  • Mattress is very heavy and can be hard to move
  • May be too soft for some sleepers
  • Among the most expensive mattresses we tested

Why we chose it: A hybrid mattress that appeals to the plush lovers among us.

A collaboration between industry expert Marc L. Werner and tennis pro Venus Williams, GhostBed’s Venus Williams Legend Hybrid 12-inch height mattress has plenty to brag about. Sustainably minded, 25 percent of the mattress’s ultra-cooling cover is made from recycled water bottles. The so-called Venus FIT layer, a mineral-infused gel memory foam, is supposed to promote faster muscle recovery and better sleep; it’s hard to say whether or not we felt all of these perks, based on our trial of this king-size mattress, but we did feel well rested after sleeping on it. We also felt plenty cool, and GhostBed, as a brand, is widely known for its cooler sleep technology.

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Some other bonuses to this bed: It comes with a stellar 25-year warranty, a 101-night sleep trial, and ships to your door for free. It is also CertiPUR-U.S. certified, meaning that it has been made with no ozone depleters, heavy metals, prohibited phthalates, volatile organic compounds, or formaldehyde. Because it’s a plush mattress, it may fall into the “too soft” category for some sleepers. It was also among the more expensive mattresses that we tested.

Best for the Big Transition: Naturepedic 2-in-1 Organic Kids Mattress

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Sizes: Twin, twin trundle, twin trundle short, full | Firmness: Firm | Best for: All kinds of sleepers

What we like:

  • Waterproof for accidents and spills
  • Certified organic

Worth noting:

  • Only available in limited sizes
  • 30-day trial, which is a bit short
  • Somewhat expensive, given the size

Why we chose it: A quality organic mattress that will grow with your child.

Naturepedic’s 2-in-1 mattress offers a natural transition for younger children who are migrating from their crib days to a big-kid bed. On one waterproof side, children who are still transitioning from diapers or learning the ropes of potty training can sleep through the night without fear of wetting the bed (aka a saving grace for you too during cleanup). The opposite side offers a more quilted feel. Regular mattresses are 7 inches high, though the trundle option—which we tested—is a 6-inch profile. The mattress is, however, only available in four sizes, which may be limiting to those who want larger beds for their children from the start.But these mattresses have no flame retardants or polyurethane and are produced using organic cotton by skilled workers in the Midwest.

How We Chose These Products

We prioritized hybrid mattresses that offer an element of sustainability, either in their production or shipping, and favored those that use organic materials when possible (tending toward brands that disclose what materials they use and how they process their mattresses). In testing, we ordered a variety of mattresses in different sizes, in accordance with the spaces that we could accommodate, and slept on them in rotation for a number of weeks to test for firmness, cooling capabilities, and height profile to determine how the mattress actually looked in the room.

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Design and Materials

Hybrid mattresses merge memory foam and innersprings, and come in a combination of sizes, heights, and comfort levels. Height can range anywhere from 6 inches (typically for a bunk or trundle mattress) to 14 inches (for a super-high-profile, thick mattress), though most fall somewhere in between, at around 11 to 13 inches. Comfort level in hybrid mattresses is measured by the terms firm and plush, much like it is with other types of mattresses on the market. Hybrids, just the same, are available in many different sizes, including twin, full, queen, king, split king, California king, and split California king.


Most are considered to be medium-firm mattresses, although there are a few brands that make plush-style hybrid mattresses.


The majority of hybrids are under warranty, and while the standard industry number is around 10 years, some brands offer up to 25 years for their models. You will want to check whether the one you’re looking at offers a 10-, 15-, 20-, or even a 25-year warranty and what it includes or precludes.


Although the majority of mattresses these days ship for free, make sure to read the fine print. A handful of brands and retailers do charge additional delivery fees, so be mindful of this as you’re adding to your cart.

Sleep Trials and Returns

Ever since the advent of the mattress-in-a-box, the standard sleep trial (that is, the amount of nights that you can sleep on a mattress and still return it for a full refund) has been about 100 nights. Most retailers still abide by this rule, more or less, with some going above and beyond and offering an entire year trial and some offering only 30 days. Returns are another minefield. Most brands will accept returns, but some may require you to sleep on the mattress for 30 nights first. There are some caveats to returns, as well, including ones that are ripped, stained, or generally damaged.

Ask Domino

Q: What is the difference between a memory foam and hybrid mattress?

Memory foam mattresses, says Rosie Osmun, sleep author at Eachnight.com, are made entirely from foam. “They must consist of at least two layers: a top layer of memory foam and an underlying base foam that structures the mattress,” she says. “Higher-quality memory foam mattresses may have other layers in between for an improved feel, such as a transition foam to limit how far a sleeper sinks into their mattress.” A hybrid mattress, though, Osmun says, is made only partly of foam. “To qualify as a hybrid mattress, the hybrid must have a foam top at least a couple of inches thick, followed by a core of pocketed coils and a foundation for the coils to rest upon. As with a memory foam mattress, manufacturers may add in additional layers for more cushion, responsiveness, cooling, etc.”

Q: Do hybrid mattresses get softer over time?

Most mattresses—and this includes hybrids—pretty much are what they are when you get them, Osmun says. “It normally doesn’t take a few weeks for a new mattress to feel good if it’s the right one,” she says. Mattresses can get slightly softer over time, but, for the most part, a hybrid is the way it’s supposed to be when you purchase it.

Q. How important is mattress height when it comes to bedroom aesthetics?

“Every inch matters in design,” says Brett Phillips, co-owner of Phillips House in Fort Worth, Texas. “The height of the mattress will impact the reveal and look of your headboard. The higher the mattress, the smaller the reveal on your headboard. You may want to stack your pillows instead of having them leaned up against the headboard.” Additionally, Phillips says, some prefer to climb up into bed and others prefer to sleep closer to the ground. Mattress shoppers, he adds, should also consider room proportions. Do you have low ceilings? A thick mattress can actually make a room with low ceilings look unintentionally smaller.

Q: How long does it take to break in a hybrid mattress?

Hybrid mattresses adjust to the body relatively quickly (Osmun says that it should take less than a few weeks). She also notes that sleepers can help things along by lounging on the mattress during the day or walking across the surface barefoot.

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Q. Should I use a box spring with my hybrid mattress?

You don’t need to use a box spring with a hybrid mattress. “A more traditional look has a box spring and mattress,” Phillips says. “A more modern and clean look utilizes a platform. Make sure you have plenty of base support for the type of mattress you purchase.” Plain metal frames won’t do; you’ll want a support frame with slats if you opt to forgo the box spring.

Q. How does cooling technology work, and how does it impact sleep health?

Although most sleepers actually cool down as they fall asleep, according to Osmun, the heat given off by our bodies is reabsorbed by a mattress. “If the bed lacks cooling features to release this heat, then it can build up, causing night sweats and discomfort that can jar a sleeper out of sleep,” she adds. Foam mattresses have a not-so-far-out reputation for their tendency to retain body heat compared to spring mattresses. However, many manufacturers do address this issue today by carefully engineering their foam’s structure for better airflow, along with adding materials that help move heat away from a sleeper’s body.

The Last Word

Hybrid mattresses marry the softness of a foam mattress with the support of an innerspring. Our top pick, the Casper Wave, conforms to the body where you need it most, and even offers extra cooling technology for hot sleepers.


Is it better to get a foam or hybrid mattress? ›

Hybrid Mattresses are More Supportive

Coils add a level of support so they can handle heavier weights than a memory foam mattress. They also offer more support for back sleepers and are some of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

What are the best hybrid mattress for 2022? ›

Our Best Hybrid Mattresses of 2022 Rating
  • #1 The WinkBed.
  • #1 Birch Natural.
  • #4 Nolah Evolution 15-Inch.
  • #4 Puffy Lux Hybrid.
  • #4 Helix Midnight.
  • #7 Layla Hybrid.
  • #8 The DreamCloud.
  • #8 DreamCloud Premier. #10 Purple Hybrid Premier 3.
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Which mattress is best memory foam or spring? ›

A memory foam mattress provides more even support than a spring mattress. Because it moulds to the shape of your body, distributing your weight evenly, you'll experience fewer pressure points. However, the quality of different memory foams will vary. So too will the level of comfort and support you experience.

Do you need a box spring with a hybrid memory foam mattress? ›

Does a hybrid mattress need a box spring? No, a hybrid mattress doesn't need to have a box spring, but many people find that the springs and slats in a box spring serve to make their hybrid mattress even more comfortable.

What is more comfortable memory foam or hybrid? ›

Hybrid mattresses are designed with comfort and luxury in mind, so many people find them more comfortable than memory foam mattresses, especially if you're someone who prefers to sleep on top of your mattress, rather than sink into it.

Is a medium hybrid mattress good for side sleepers? ›

Hybrid mattresses — which are a combination of classic innerspring and foam mattresses — can be an amazing option for side sleepers looking for that happy medium. A spring coil base is topped with layers of foam for a bed with a blend of cushion and support.

What is the best hybrid mattress to purchase? ›

Best Hybrid Mattresses
  • Editor's Pick – DreamCloud.
  • Best Value Hybrid Mattress – Helix Midnight Luxe.
  • Best Hybrid for Heavy People – Titan Plus.
  • Best Hybrid for Side Sleepers – WinkBed.
  • Best for Combination Sleepers – Emma CliMax.
  • Best Cooling Hybrid Mattress – Bear Hybrid.
  • Best Hybrid Mattress for Back Sleepers – Saatva.
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How long does a hybrid foam mattress last? ›

How Long do Hybrid Mattresses Last? On the other hand, hybrid mattresses provide anywhere between 5–10 years of use, depending on the materials used. Savvy mattress shoppers might wonder why hybrid mattresses have a shorter expected lifespan when the base is made of metal coils.

What softness of mattress is best for back pain? ›

A softer mattress is usually recommended for those who are experiencing back pain on a standard mattress, or those who have pre-existing back problems. They're also recommended for lighter individuals as a harder mattress can end up not compressing for them at all.

Is plush hybrid mattress good for back pain? ›

Hybrid Mattresses

If you're looking for a versatile mattress, look no further than a hybrid. One of the best mattresses for back pain, hybrid mattresses provide the contouring, conforming comfort of memory foam and the support of coils for the pressure relief and comfortable sleep you—and your back—deserve.

Do hybrid mattresses get softer? ›

It gets softer when it's hot and firmer when it's cold. If you bought a memory foam or hybrid mattress, turning up the heat in your bedroom to 72 degrees can help soften the material and make it more malleable so it can form to your body shape.

Which mattress is good for back pain spring or foam? ›

Spring mattresses, also known as innerspring mattresses, are the most traditional type of mattress. They are great for back sleepers and those with lower back pain. They are also an ideal option for individuals who find that foam mattresses do not offer the support they need.

How many pocket springs is good in a hybrid mattress? ›

It's all about the spring count. A good, firm, high-quality pocket sprung mattress will generally have 1000 springs or above. It's important to note however that the more springs you have, the firmer the mattress and the higher the price tag.

Which is more comfortable memory foam or spring? ›

The foam layers usually vary in thickness, creating the perfect foundation for a contouring feel and evenly-distributed support. Because of this, most agree that memory foam mattresses are more comfortable to sleep on than a traditional spring mattress.

Why do mattresses no longer need box springs? ›

Today, that's not necessarily the case. Most modern mattresses including mattresses in a box do not require a box spring. In fact, traditional box springs don't provide the rigid support needed for many newer foam and latex beds. Box springs are primarily designed for use with coil-based mattresses.

Can I use my box spring with a hybrid mattress? ›

If you have a foam or hybrid mattress, you should not use a box spring. Because box springs don't have a solid surface, they do not provide a good foundation for the mattress to rest on—some warranties actually prohibit the use of a box spring.

Does the Beautyrest hybrid need a box spring? ›

Foundation Height

A new foundation will always help to ensure proper setup and support for your new mattress, but we do not require that you pair this foundation with our mattress. You can use a different foundation or box spring as long as it provides proper support for the mattress.

Is foam or spring better for side sleepers? ›

Side sleepers, in particular, tend to prefer foam beds, as they often do a better job of conforming to the shape of the body. People who tend to sleep hot at night may wish to opt for a spring mattress. Innerspring beds offer far better airflow, which helps to keep the bed cool at night.

Is memory foam better for side sleepers? ›

Memory foam is one of the best types of mattresses for side sleepers. It contours to your body shape, relieving pressure points and keeping your spinal alignment when you're lying on your side. Side sleepers should also consider a soft mattress because it provides pressure relief to your shoulder and hip joints.

What is more comfortable than memory foam? ›

Mattresses with latex generally feel luxuriously comfortable. The material will compress underneath your hips while providing firmer support for your waist and legs. It springs back more quickly than memory foam, which creates a very comfortable sleeping surface.

Is a medium plush mattress good for side sleepers? ›

If you are a side sleeper, you should look into purchasing a plush or medium mattress. You will need the extra comfort layers to provide pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. Generally, people with a curvier figure need the added cushion found in plush mattresses.

Is medium or plush better for side sleepers? ›

Side sleepers need the softest mattresses because their hip and shoulder joints contact the bed and support their body weight. Firmer mattresses can exert pressure on these joints, causing pain and stiffness. Mattresses for side sleeping should offer a soft to medium feel.

Is medium firmness good for side sleepers? ›

In general, soft, medium or medium-firm beds are preferred by side sleepers, as firm mattresses can cause pressure points where the surface doesn't give. If you're a side sleeper who regularly wakes up with shoulder, hip or neck pain, your bed could be to blame.

Are hybrid mattresses firm or soft? ›

Hybrid mattresses tend to walk the line between firmness and softness. This is because innerspring mattresses are usually very firm and supportive, while memory foam mattresses more soft and with more sinkage.

What's so special about a hybrid mattress? ›

Hybrid mattresses commonly feature memory foam layers in addition to traditional innersprings, giving sleepers the benefits of both mattress types – a sturdy layer of coils and the soft feel of memory foam.

How can I make my hybrid mattress more comfortable? ›

How To Make a Mattress Softer
  1. Break In Your New Mattress. If your bed is new and feels too firm, it may just need more time to break in a bit. ...
  2. Check Your Trial Period. ...
  3. Flip The Bed. ...
  4. Warm It Up For Comfort. ...
  5. Get A Mattress Topper To Make The Bed Softer. ...
  6. If All Else Fails, Just Get A Softer Mattress.
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Which mattress will last the longest? ›

Latex mattresses tend to last the longest, followed by beds made using high-density memory foams or polyfoams. Lower-density foam beds wear out a bit quicker, as do hybrid models. Traditional innerspring beds generally have the shortest expected lifespan, at approximately five and a half to six and a half years.

Do hybrid mattresses make you hot? ›

Hybrid and gel mattresses provide comfort and coolness

A new breed of mattress—the hybrid mattress–is providing hot sleepers with the advantages of comfort and coolness by combining the contoured comfort of memory foam, a more open latex foam core for breathability, and innerspring coils to provide support and airflow.

How long does it take to break in a hybrid mattress? ›

Hybrid Mattresses

It could take anywhere from 30 to 90 days for a hybrid to break into its full comfort potential.

What is the best firmness of a mattress for lower back pain? ›

Firmness options

Medium-firm mattresses, which have a rating of 7 to 8, are typically recommended for lower back pain.

Why does my back hurt on a soft mattress? ›

Picking the Right Mattress for Your Back

If the bed is too soft, it will allow your body to sink into the bed, causing bad posture while you sleep, which can also result in neck or back pain.

Which is better for sciatica firm or soft mattress? ›

A firmer mattress can do wonders for lower back pain and sciatica, depending on the type of sleeper. If you're a back sleeper, stomach sleeper, or switch between these two positions, then you should opt for a firm mattress.

Which mattress is not good for back pain? ›

A firm mattress will not conform properly to your body, leaving gaps between your body and the bed. This means some areas of your body will simply not be supported by an overly firm mattress, and this will lead to additional pain if you have a bad back.

What are the negatives to a hybrid mattress? ›

Here are a few downsides to a hybrid mattress:
  • Lower quality motion isolation. Models with innerspring coils won't isolate movement as well as those with pocketed coils.
  • Expensive. The higher cost is a drawback but may also get you more support and better durability.
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Which hybrid mattress is best for side sleepers? ›

After recent tests, we've updated our list to include the Bear Hybrid as our best pressure relief pick. The Helix Midnight remains our best overall mattress for side sleepers.

Can you flip over a hybrid mattress? ›

Hybrid mattresses are not designed to be flipped over. If you did, you would end up sleeping on the innerspring system! Not ideal, rotate your hybrid mattress every 6 months, every 3-6 months if you're sharing the bed. This will ensure your comfort by sleeping on all of the mattress.

How thick should a hybrid mattress be? ›

Most hybrid mattresses are tall since they need at least three layers. A true hybrid has a foam base, a supportive coil system, and a top foam layer that's at least 2 to 3 inches thick. Even a low-cost hybrid mattress is usually at least 11 inches thick. Higher-priced models may be 13 or 14 inches tall.

What happens if you sleep on a hybrid mattress too soon? ›

The truth is, it shouldn't damage a quality mattress if you go against the 24-hour rule and sleep on it a couple of hours after unboxing. The rule mostly exists to make sure you get a good night's sleep on your mattress, as the bed is hardly at its most comfortable when it's still expanding.

Why does my back hurt on spring mattress? ›

Back pain on a new mattress doesn't always mean that you have a weak spine or lower back issues. It can be because of less or extra supportive, or less and extra plush mattresses. It would help if you had a balance of comfort and support levels for a mattress to be compatible and suit your body in the long-term.

What kind of mattress is best for back and leg pain? ›

If you have chronic pain, hybrid mattresses that have a matrix of independently wrapped coils and cushion the body oftentimes are go-to's. However, also well-made foam mattresses alleviate pressure points on your knee. Dreamcloud, and Bear offer great mattresses that will comfort the body.

Is memory foam mattress good for back pain 2022? ›

Yes. The best mattress that reduces for back pain is always a high-quality mattress that provides support for your spine and promotes alignment resulting in alleviated back pain and helps you get a relaxed and more comfortable sleep. You can look at orthopaedic memory foam mattress as it's one of the best picks.

Is there springs inside of Tempur Pedic hybrid mattresses? ›

The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Hybrid features the company's luxurious memory foam for pressure relief with the added bonus of spring coils for extra support.

What is the difference between a hybrid mattress and inner spring? ›

We define hybrids as any mattress with spring coils and more than one-third of its height composed of a secondary materials, like foam. On the other hand, an innerspring mattress features a core of supportive metal coils, often topped with a thinner layer of soft materials, like cotton, for comfort.

Do foam mattresses last longer than spring mattresses? ›

Foam mattresses usually last between six to seven years, while innerspring beds have a shorter expected lifespan (around five to six years). However, this depends on many factors, including the materials of the mattress.

What is the difference between hybrid mattress and memory foam? ›

The main difference between memory foam mattresses and hybrid models lies in the support core. While memory foam mattresses typically contain a high-density polyfoam core, hybrids use a coil system.

Are memory foam mattresses good for back pain? ›

Yes, memory foam mattresses are the best for relieving back pain. They conform to your body providing pressure-point relief, reducing aches. Memory foam's body-conforming feature is the best in all mattress types. This viscoelastic foam forms to the natural curvature of your spine, promoting lumbar support.

What are the negatives of a hybrid mattress? ›

Here are a few downsides to a hybrid mattress:
  • Lower quality motion isolation. Models with innerspring coils won't isolate movement as well as those with pocketed coils.
  • Expensive. The higher cost is a drawback but may also get you more support and better durability.
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What is the difference between a memory foam and a hybrid mattress? ›

Hybrids combine the cushion of foam layers with the bounce of innersprings, where memory foam mattresses have a more cradling, “cloud-like” feel. Memory foam mattresses are also longer-lasting than hybrids, but only by a year or so. Choosing between the two comes down to how you want your bed to feel.

What's the difference between hybrid and foam? ›

The main difference between memory foam mattresses and hybrid models lies in the support core. While memory foam mattresses typically contain a high-density polyfoam core, hybrids use a coil system.

Do hybrid mattresses get softer over time? ›

Sleep on Your Mattress Every Night

Frequent use of your mattress will eventually make it softer, hence improving the quality of your sleep with time. In addition, sleeping on your new mattress every night will make your body adjust and also speed up the breaking-in process, eventually making it more comfortable.

Does foam mattress cause back pain? ›

A memory foam mattress can cause back pain if you don't find the firmness level best suited for you. The ideally firm mattress for your sleep position keeps your spine in neutral alignment while relieving your pressure points. Side sleepers will be most comfortable on a medium, medium-soft, or soft mattress.

Does hybrid mattress sag? ›

Hybrid mattresses, however, are composed of both foam and coils. These coils almost create a second line of defence to sagging, as the coils don't begin to lose tension until the foam is significantly softened. Therefore, while hybrid mattresses can sag, they tend to last longer than regular foam mattresses.

Can you flip a hybrid mattress? ›

Hybrid mattresses are not designed to be flipped over. If you did, you would end up sleeping on the innerspring system! Not ideal, rotate your hybrid mattress every 6 months, every 3-6 months if you're sharing the bed. This will ensure your comfort by sleeping on all of the mattress.

Do hybrid mattresses squeak? ›

Innerspring and hybrid mattress models often squeak more as they get older. The noise comes from the metal coils used in these models, which can rub together more and more as the coils wear out. All-foam and all-latex mattresses, on the other hand, will not squeak, as they have no metal components.

Is hybrid mattress good for back pain? ›

A hybrid mattress is one of the best mattress types for back pain-free sleep. Featuring a pocket spring support core followed by one or more memory foam layers, these mattresses provide body-contouring comfort, pressure point relief, and extra support where you need it most.

Is a hybrid mattress good for side sleepers? ›

Hybrid mattresses are the best of both worlds option. Choose a hybrid bed when you want the support of a solid coil base and the contouring benefits of memory foam. Generally, hybrid beds have better breathability than all-foam beds. So if you're a hot sleeper or a hot side sleeper, there's a hybrid mattress for you.


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