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What is a Hybrid Mattress?

Posted on 12/30/2022

If you are looking into purchasing a new hybrid mattress and would like to know how it compares to traditional innerspring and foam mattresses then keep reading. We will cover the pros, cons, and go over all the essentials to ensure you have the necessary information before purchasing your next hybrid mattress.

Hybrid mattresses have been skyrocketing in popularity since this style does a phenomenal job of merging the benefits of foam and innerspring mattresses together delivering a unique blend of comfort and support. Because of this unique blend, hybrids are able to comfortably match a variety of different types of sleepers which makes a hybrid an ideal choice for anyone who can not decide between foam or spring.

What is a Hybrid Mattress Made Of?

golden elegance

The types of materials that go into a hybrid mattress can vary greatly depending on the brand and desired firmness level. However, they are typically made out of spring coils and a selection of foams such as gel, memory, or latex foam. Different styles of hybrid mattresses strategically layer different types of foams or create unique foam materials of their own to achieve optimal pressure relief and support while still maintaining a plush contouring feel.

For instance, the Sealy Golden Elegance combines high-quality soft foam with advanced gel memory foam and barrel-encased coils to provide premium comfort, support, and reduced motion transfer. While the Ashley Furniture 12 Inch Pocketed Hybrid uses soft quilt foam, comfort support foam, gel memory foam, and base support foam to give a medium-firm feel and great relief.

Whether you are looking for a mattress with high-density foam for a firm feel with maximum support or a contouring plush foam that shapes and hugs your body, there is a specially crafted hybrid mattress to match your sleeping needs.


Every three months, at the very least, you should turn your mattress. This prevents the mattress from dipping on one side, distributes the fillings evenly, and guarantees equal wear on each side of your mattress.

Main Types Of Foam Used

Memory Foam: A material that reacts to body temperature and weight causing it to mold into the individual’s body shape.

Gel Infused Memory Foam: Memory foam with added gel microbeads or an additional gel layer on top of the memory foam material to create a more breathable and cooling effect.

Latex Foam: A natural material made from the sap of rubber trees to give a bouncier less countering feel than memory foam.

Polyurethane Foam: The most traditional and inexpensive type of foam on the bedding market comes in a variety of different versions. The top layer of spring mattresses is usually made with this material due to its affordability and ability to be easily compressed.

Benefits Of a Hybrid Mattress

  • The combination of innerspring coil and foam layers creates a unique support system, a bed that is not too soft or too firm.
  • Cradles your body to help better alleviate aches and pains by providing high-pressure point relief.
  • Most modern hybrid mattresses come with cooling features and materials making them perfect for hot sleepers
  • Extremely breathable compared to memory foam mattresses
  • Highly versatile and come in a wide range of firmness levels
  • Reduced motion transfer compared to traditional spring mattresses
  • Quiet compared to spring mattresses

Cons Of a Hybrid Mattress

Memory foam used in hybrid mattresses tends to trap or retain body heat making you feel warmer when you sleep. If you find you are a hot sleeper and would like a hybrid mattress, look for one with built-in cooling technology to experience a relaxing and refreshing sleep.

Hybrids are an amazing choice, regardless of the few minor drawbacks that we pointed out. It’s also important to note that the right fit for someone else might not be the ideal fit for you and that's ok.

Simply put, some people may just not like the feel of a hybrid mattress, and the best way to determine whether a mattress is right for you is by trying it out in person. While others love the feel and great support provided by the mixture of foams and springs, others do not find it as enjoyable. Head on over to one of our mattress stores near you to test out different hybrid options and get expert advice before purchasing.

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Hybrid Mattresses vs. Foam Mattresses

Foam mattresses are quieter and offer a higher reduced motion transfer than hybrid mattresses. They also offer more body contouring with foam that hugs your body, but tend to trap more heat than hybrid mattresses, which offer more breathability.

Hybrid mattresses will also offer a firmer feel with more support and come in a wider variety of feel options, which gives you more flexibility when it comes to finding the perfect firmness level for you. Hybrid mattresses are also bouncier than foam mattresses and provide more overall edge support due to the coil systems.

Hybrid Mattresses vs. Spring Mattresses

Spring mattresses have been on the market the longest and are valued because of their traditional firm and bouncy feel. Both mattresses use coils as a support system however, hybrid mattresses have additional thick comfort layers that conform to your body offering a more plush feel and high-pressure relief. Compared to any other type of mattress, spring mattresses will always have a firmer feel with high motion transfer which makes them a good choice for back sleepers.

Ready To Purchase a Mattress?

Make sure to stop by one of our many locations near you in Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where our trained experts will be happy to help you find the perfect mattress. With over 70 years of experience, Fox Valley residents find the perfect mattress leads to a higher quality night of relaxing sleep. Visit us at a Van Vreede’s mattress store near you today!

Sealy Golden Elegance - Rose Gold - Hybrid - Firm - Cal King

Sealy Golden Elegance - Rose Gold - Hybrid - Firm - Cal King


Ashley Furniture 12 Inch Pocketed Hybrid King Mattress

Ashley Furniture 12 Inch Pocketed Hybrid King Mattress


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