If you’ve been sleeping on a traditional innerspring mattress for years, you may be wondering if it’s a good idea to switch to a hybrid mattress. Here at Wildcat Mattress -- a family-run mattress store just outside Lexington, Kentucky – hybrid mattresses are some of our top sellers. You’ll find general information to guide your purchasing decision here or you can stop by our store at 2040 Lexington Road, Nicholasville, KY, for personalized service, one of the area’s best selections, and unbeatable prices.
Hybrid mattresses are a blend between traditional spring coil mattresses and newer specialty foam mattresses. Their construction includes an individually encased innerspring core with outer layers of memory foam, gel foam, latex, or a mixture of the three. You could view it as getting the best of both worlds – the durability and stability of an innerspring mattress, combined with the comfortable, body-conforming, pressure-relieving mattress.
Variations in style and structure exist, including:
A hybrid mattress may feel very different than what you’re used to, depending on which characteristics are dominant. For instance, innerspring mattresses offer a high degree of support and the feeling that you’re sleeping “on top” of the mattress. There is some bounce and it’s easy to get up. By contrast, foam mattresses conform to the body, so it feels as though you are sleeping “down in” the mattress. It may be more difficult to get up out of bed, but you’re less likely to feel your partner’s tossing and turning in the night. When shopping, pay special attention to the thickness of the foam layers, You can find memory foam or latex hybrid mattresses with:
You may like a hybrid mattress if:
In most cases, the durability of hybrid beds is not necessarily better than non-hybrids, though prices are about 20 percent greater. Hybrid mattress reviews suggest high owner satisfaction, on par with the rate of satisfaction of the average mattress.
Reviewers give hybrid mattresses high grades for firmness variety. Top names like Serta, Sealy and Simmons offer a plethora of different firmness options. Hybrid mattresses feature:
The best hybrid mattresses include brands like Beautyrest Black, Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid and Posturpedic Hybrid, among many others.
It is also possible to make your own hybrid by purchasing an innerspring mattress and a separate foam mattress topper. The benefit is that you can simply replace the mattress topper as it wears out, at a lower cost. However, some reviewers have reported that their topper slides around, sags at the edges, sleeps a little hot, off-gasses initially, or works less effectively at relieving back pain.
Ultimately, customers either fall in-love with hybrid mattresses or can’t justify the 20% price increase. It all depends upon your personal preference, which you will know the moment you flop back onto one. Here at Wildcat Mattress, we offer multiple brands and models of hybrid mattress for you to test. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, you can do a hybrid mattress comparison with the innerspring mattresses and all varieties of foam mattress we have on our showroom floor. We are fully committed to helping you find a more comfortable night’s sleep by whatever definition that happens to be for YOU!