Want a more comfortable sleep? A hybrid mattress might be perfect for you!
A new species of rave-worthy mattresses is emerging and it’s transforming how we sleep. Hybrid mattresses. This innovative solution (a combination of diverse materials that work surprisingly well together) answers the call to an age old problem – how to get a better night’s sleep. No longer must we choose between coil (inner spring), latex, memory foam or even gel – we can have it all in one sweet sleep system inside your mattress.
We think hybrid mattresses are a smart trend on the market. What’s more, they offer a cutting edge, customizable approach to overcome the limitations of traditional bedding materials.
What is a hybrid mattress?
The word “hybrid” is used to describe a product that is made by combining different components to produce similar but improved results. A hybrid car, for example is powered by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, which relies more on renewable resources, reduces gas consumption and emits less pollution. Good for your wallet and good for the planet.
A hybrid mattress, a multi-layer unit, combines an innerspring system with memory foam, latex or gel – or all three. The end result is a mattress with improved pressure point relief (thanks to the foam layers) along with the sturdiness of a traditional spring mattress.
Let’s peel back the covers and look into how the layers of a hybrid mattress work together to deliver an exceptional night’s sleep.
- Base layer. Traditionally made from foam, this layer stabilizes the mattress while adding additional padding and sturdiness.
- Support layer. The supportive core of the mattress that does the heavy lifting. Individually-wrapped, pocketed coils and springs deliver the spinal support your body needs to allow you to relax into a deep, restful sleep. In some models, support is enhanced with a microcoil unit for a firmer seating edge and a smooth transition between the edge and surface support system.
- Comfort layer. For optimal sleep, our bodies need to find and stay in a moderate temperature zone, which can be achieved with memory foam, latex or cooling gel. This layer also provides pressure point relief and helps reduce tossing and turning.
- Pillow-top. Considered the cherry on top, this layer provides an additional layer of cushioning.
While all of these materials on their own can deliver a great night’s sleep, combining them improves their effectiveness and actually extends the life of your mattress. Some mattress experts feel that hybrid mattresses reduce the chance of body impressions because the construction materials support each other in ways we’ve never seen before.
Is a hybrid mattress right for you?
A hybrid mattress might be a good choice for you if you answer yes to the following questions:
- You sleep on a coil, latex and or memory foam mattress and feel there’s something missing.
- You sleep hot and, while memory foam feels good on your joints, you’re uncomfortably warm under the covers.
- You sleep cold and, while you like enjoy the buoyancy of springs, you just can’t stay warm at night.
- You like to be on the cutting edge of technology.
Still not sure a hybrid mattress is right for you? These questions and answers about what’s inside your mattress might help.
- What’s the difference between a hybrid mattress and a memory foam mattress? Hybrid mattresses are the union of individually wrapped pocketed coils and memory foam. The springs provide the bounciness people love about innerspring mattresses while memory foam absorbs excess motion between partners and allows you to sink into the mattress.
- What’s the difference between a hybrid mattress and a gel mattress? A gel mattress usually contains both gel and foam – some infuse gel directly into the foam. Gel adds exceptional surface coolness and when used in a hybrid mattress, can elevate sleep comfort throughout the whole night.
- What’s the difference between a hybrid mattress and a latex mattress? Latex mattresses are often described as buoyant, allowing you to sleep on your mattress rather than in it. Combining latex with an innerspring coil unit provides exceptional airflow and superior pressure point relief.
- Is a hybrid mattress the best mattress for back pain? The best mattress for back pain is one that supports your spine while conforming to your shape. Conformability describes how a mattress will subtly mold to the unique curves of your body. A mattress with good conformability will relieve pressure point pain and protect your back from pain, which perfectly describes a hybrid mattress.
Rest well & wake up ready to go!
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