How to choose the best hybrid mattress
If you’re a fan of the foam feeling that hugs and contours your body but you still want that bounce and cooling properties of coil and latex mattresses, hybrid beds might be for you. To get a bit of the best of both worlds, a hybrid mattress could be a dream come true for sleepers — literally.
Most hybrid beds come with a pretty hefty price tag but if you really do some digging, you’ll be able to find a very comfortable bed for an affordable price.
People should be getting at least six hours of sleep enough for optimal health and day-to-day functions. If you’re tossing and turning, find yourself too hot or cold, you might want to consider getting a new mattress.
Hybrid mattresses are unique because they combine the widely-popular innerspring mattresses with the contouring and memory foam into one deluxe bed. Hybrid mattresses are traditionally topped off with a soft and organic cotton-covered finish which feature antimicrobial fabric.
When choosing a hybrid mattress, you’ll want to fully understand what it brings to the table (or to the bedroom, more specifically). Typically, hybrid mattresses are made out of a mix of coils, memory foam, and latex all mixed together.
Hybrid beds contour your body allowing for a great sleep sensation, which should be the primary function of a bed, along with being great to jump on for kids.
The reason many sleepers favor hybrid mattresses over memory foam is because memory foam mattresses tend to be a bit hard and hot to sleep atop. Memory foam beds are known to retain a lot of heat and hybrids help to maintain a good airflow while keeping the contouring that is so popular among memory foam.
When it comes to exclusively innerspring beds, they are traditionally made to give extra bounce which not all sleepers are fans of. On cheaper models, the innerspring coils can sometimes poke through and nobody ever wants to sleep in a bed that is stabbing you with coils. Hybrid mattresses have solved the potential coil-stabbing issue by adding extra layers of foam or latex for added comfort and less bounce.
While coil mattresses are the traditional base and arguably the most popular, hybrid beds made out of foam have become popular in recent years, including ones made out of latex, memory foam, and polyurethane, all of which are renowned for its cooling materials and effective pressure relief.
With that said, when actually choosing the right hybrid mattress, there are a few important things to consider. Since a hybrid mattress combines a lot of benefits from other bed’s core materials, you’ll want to choose a hybrid mattress that is responsive and breathes well.
When choosing hybrid mattresses, you’ll also want to consider which beds have the best motion transfer. To do so, you’ll want to get a good understanding of your partner’s sleeping patterns and habits. Let’s say one of you are up real early and you want to sneak out of bed without bothering your partner, a hybrid mattress that has a reliable foundation might be wise. You can find supportive hybrid mattresses that don’t give off a lot of bounce so you can keep dozing while your partner gets up for work at 5 am. Because let’s be honest, is there a better feeling than telling your significant other to “have a good day” knowing you get to go back to sleep for a few more hours?
Beside being able to keep dozing while your partner goes off to work, there are other equally important aspects to consider when choosing a hybrid mattress.
Firstly, and maybe most important, the firmness of hybrid mattresses remain one of the most important things to consider before buying. Experts estimate that close to 80% of sleepers prefer medium-firm mattresses but it obviously differs per person. Heavier sleepers could want a firmer bed as softer mattresses tend to sink more and lighter-set people might favour a firmer mattress.
People’s sleeping positions also play a major role when it comes to choosing hybrid beds.
If you’re a back sleeper for example, you should be looking for a hybrid bed that provides adequate spinal alignment support. That usually means you’ll want to find a bed that a top layer of contouring foam to ensure your back is being supported strongly enough.
If you’re a stomach sleeper, something like a memory foam and latex fuse might be wise to consider. Heavier people might want to look into combining memory foam, latex, and coils to give off added back support.
Side sleepers should want a hybrid mattress that is firm and can really emphasize the contouring and a good amount of sink.
Another thing sleepers will want to think about when choosing is the hybrid mattress’ temperature. Basic memory foams tend to be very hot whereas gel, latex, and coil mattresses sleep a lot cooler. If you’re waking up every morning in a sweat, you’ll want to stay away from the basic, poly foam, and advanced memory foams, and look for a hybrid of coils with limited foam and vice versa.
In the end, hybrid mattresses give a pretty good value for your money. Hybrid mattresses tend to be very durable which gives you even more bang for your buck.
More recently, hybrid mattresses that come in boxes have been increasingly beneficial in both price and convenience as they’re delivered right to your door and ready to sleep on in just a few hours.
You shouldn’t assume that all online brands deliver their beds in boxes and it’s now another thing to consider when choosing hybrid mattresses, something that couldn’t have been said 20 years ago.
Again, when choosing the proper hybrid mattress for you, it all comes to research and understanding each type of bed’s differences. You don’t want to take buying a mattress for granted. It’s the centrepiece of your bedroom (probably why the room is named that) and choosing the right hybrid mattress can have immense health benefits and overall positives to a healthy and happy life.
Hybrid mattresses have become immensely popular in the past decade and newfound technologies have helped to really give off optimal sleep and comfort for people.
If you’re going to spend almost half of your life in bed, make sure you’re choosing the right one.