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What is a Hybrid Mattress?

Published: December 24, 2020

Although sleep deprivation is rampant among college students, getting a good night’s rest is critical to maintaining health and can help improve academic performance.

Remember the days when shopping for a new mattress was simple? You had but one option to choose from: a traditional coil spring mattress. Times have certainly changed, and the bedding industry continues to evolve with new technology that’s designed to promote comfort and a better night’s sleep.

Enter the hybrid mattress – perhaps the greatest invention since cooling gel memory foam. Just like other “hybrid” goods on the market today, the hybrid mattress combines two elements in one product. Hybrid beds feature a support base made with innerspring coils topped with a latex foam or memory foam comfort layer (or some combination of both).

Unique traits of hybrid mattresses

Innerspring mattresses have traditionally been praised for their durability and support, but some people find that the cotton and polyester padding layers compress over time, creating pressure points along the hips and shoulders.

Memory foam beds added luxurious comfort to the sleep equation, with space-age body-conforming properties that give the sense of melting into the surface of the mattress. If you love the cushioned feeling that a memory foam provides, but want the foundational support of pocketed coil spring, a hybrid mattress may be just the ticket to peaceful slumber!

Hybrid mattresses were basically engineered to bridge the gap between foam and innerspring models that failed to deliver on both comfort and support. Take a look at mattress reviews and you’ll see a common sentiment: hybrid technology makes for a better sleep experience, and here’s why:

Hybrid bed features

  • Innerspring foundation helps reduce motion transfer between sleep partners while providing lasting support for heavier sleepers
  • Body- contouring foam layers ensure equal distribution of weight, pressure relief and promote proper spinal alignment
  • Cooling gel technology – advanced materials wick heat away from the body, promoting an ideal sleep temperature
  • Various Comfort level options – choose from firm, cushion firm, plush, ultra-plush and luxury pillow top, depending on your personal preferences

Whether you’re a back sleeper, a side sleeper or a stomach sleeper, hybrid mattresses are worth exploring, and often cost less than high-end latex mattresses or premium memory foam models. If you’re on the hunt for a good hybrid mattress, be sure to ask about the thickness of comfort layers, types of materials used, as well as coil density and construction– this often speaks to the overall quality and value of the product.

Before plunking down your hard-earned cash, try out as many mattress models and styles as possible to ensure a good match. Here at Wildcat Mattress, some of our best sellers in this popular category include the Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid collection by Simmons, which are backed by a 10-year warranty!

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A quality mattress is one of the smartest investments you can make. By getting more restorative sleep, you’re helping your body (and mind) stay healthy, productive and energized. Find the best hybrid mattress for your sleep style and budget at Wildcat, and be sure to ask about our latest specials and super sales!

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