What is a Hybrid Mattress?

Last Updated on March 15, 2022

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being. But truth be told, there seems to be many Brits that can’t seem to get enough shut-eye at night. That’s where a hybrid mattress comes in with its combination of comfortable and supportive materials. 

Hybrid beds are usually built with two or more different support constructions and feature a foam, latex, wool set of top layers over an innerspring system or individually wrapped pocket coils.

But what is a hybrid mattress exactly, and how can it better your sleeping experience? If you want to learn more about this topic, continue reading!

What is a Hybrid Mattress?

What is a Hybrid Mattress?

A hybrid mattress is a multi-layer bed that combines memory foam, latex, or gel along with an innerspring system. That allows sleepers to experience the pressure relief of the foam layers and the sturdy feel of the pocket springs.

Here at LightSleeper, we consider it the best of all worlds, as you get the supportive, pressure-relieving benefits of foam and the familiar feel of a pocket sprung mattress. The coils are normally wrapped in material to retain their tension and create a balanced support system, such as wool.

Hybrid mattresses are an excellent overall choice for most sleepers, as they suit all sleeping positions. Different types of sleepers find them to be their perfect fit because they combine the cosiness of all-foam products with the resilience of traditional spring.

For example, someone that sleeps on their side can enjoy the right balance of softness and support in their desired sleep position. The same can be said for back and stomach sleepers. 

Hybrids tend to have a firmer border that is designed to give you a boost if you have a hard time getting in and out of bed. And for hot sleepers with night sweats, hybrids offer a built-in cooling technology that might help regulate their temperature due to the excellent airflow provided by the innerspring layer. 

To sum it up, a hybrid mattress is the perfect combination of comfort and support with which you can really improve your sleep quality.

What are the components of a hybrid mattress?

If you want to learn more about what’s under your covers, let’s take a look at the components of a hybrid bed and what makes it such a desirable and unique product:

  • Comfort layer – this is the layer that your body rest’s on. It’s usually made of cushioned components such as memory foam, latex, or cool-inducing gel. Typically it takes between 7 to 10cm of body-hugging material. 
  • Support core – the support core is what pretty much forms the bulk of the mattress with a height of 15 to 20cm. That’s where you’ll normally find the pocket-wrapped coils and springs that provide spinal support.
  • Base layer – the base layer is what holds the mattress, and it’s usually made of foam (2 to 3 cm), and it provides the padding, sturdiness, and stability of your bed.

Hybrid mattresses provide superior longevity, breathability, and responsiveness compared to memory foam mattresses counterparts or other types of beds.

How does it feel sleeping?

Just like any other mattress, this one can vary based on the details of how its interior layers are constructed. With that said, we are going to try and explain what it’s like to sleep on one.

First, know that a hybrid is often a combination of memory foam and innerspring, which means it combines many of their features. You will most likely receive a blend of features, including motion isolation, conforming, and bounce.

This type has a moderately bouncy feel without the stuck in bed feeling. Typically it’s relatively stable and durable, especially when it comes down to edge support. The best part is that you get the innerspring support and the memory foam’s steady and reliable feel.

Bottom line

As the name implies, a hybrid is a combination of multiple things, when it comes down to a mattress that usually means a mixture of memory foam layers or latex and pocket springs.

We can safely say that you get the best of both worlds since you receive advantages from both. With memory foam, you get pressure relief, proper spinal alignment and minimal motion transfer, while springs give you that bounce, great temperature control and airflow.

We hope we were able to answer the how and why when it comes down to ‘What is a hybrid mattress?’ and now it’s our turn to hear from you if any questions regarding the subject were left unanswered. If you want to share some information, we would gladly hear about it in the comments below.

Isabelle Harris
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