5 Best Hybrid Mattresses

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Hybrid mattresses are becoming increasingly popular these days, and for good reason.  The concept of combining the benefits of two materials into one awesome mattress is certainly intriguing.  I’ve slept on more than a few of them, so I thought I’d give some of my top picks and list out the different options that people have available.

Top Picks For Best Hybrid Mattress

Best Value: Tomorrow Sleep

Memory Foam/Springs: Sapira

Latex/Memory Foam: Ghostbed

Natural Latex/Springs: Avocado

Specialty/Memory Foam: Leesa

Top Picks Compared

Tomorrow Sleep

The best priced mattress that combines premium foams and springs that I have seen is the Tomorrow Sleep mattress.  You can get a Queen mattress for under $900 and the construction and feel of the mattress is of something that should cost over $2,000.  With this mattress, you get the pressure relief of memory foam and the high support of pocketed coils.  It doesn’t sleep hot and it isolates motion very well, making it a great option for couples.  If you want the best of both worlds for a great price, this is a mattress you should be seriously considering.

Check out our full Tomorrow Sleep review

Sapira

The Sapira is a luxury mattress that combines two types of foam with springs.  The top layer of foam is a high-density, latex-like foam that doesn’t retain heat.  Underneath is a layer of 4 lb. density memory foam, which provides pressure relief and body contouring.  Beneath the foam layers is a heavy duty pocket coil system for durable support.

The total product aims to provide the pressure relief of memory foam, response and cooling of performance foam, and support of pocket coils.

Check out our full Sapira review

Ghostbed

Ghostbed aims to combine the benefits of latex and memory foam in one mattress.  It puts a latex layer on top to make sure the mattress is breathable and cool.  The latex gives the mattress bounce and response so you don’t have the feeling of getting stuck.  The memory foam provides contouring and pressure relief.  When you combine everything, you get a nice, pressure-relieving mattress where you don’t sink in too much and you are able to move around the bed easily.

Check out our full Ghostbed review

Avocado

Avocado is one of the very few mattresses that I’ve seen that combines natural latex with springs.  The spring unit used in this mattress is top quality and will be durable and supportive for a long time.  The latex comfort layer gives the mattress a highly responsive sleeping surface that won’t sag over time.  Spring mattresses usually break down over time if they use low-density foams in the comfort layer / pillow top.  That is not the case here, as the latex used is a very durable material (even for heavy people).  The end result is you get a responsive mattress that should last a long time.

Check out our full Avocado review

Leesa

Leesa combines a foam called Avena with memory foam.  Avena is latex-like and it makes for a bouncier/responsive sleeping surface that is breathable as well (more on that HERE).  The memory foam provides nice pressure relief and body contouring.  The combined effect is a mattress that has nice pressure relief and comfort with the feeling of getting stuck in the mattress or getting hot.

See our full Leesa review

What Are The Main Types Of Hybrids?

There are many different types of hybrids.  I’ll list out a few of them so you can get a sense for what they are trying to do overall.

  • Latex/Memory Foam- We are starting to see this type of hybrid pop up all over the place.  It really got started when Casper first launched their product.  It aims to have the pressure relief of memory foam with the bounce and cooling of latex.
  • Memory Foam/Springs- Spring mattresses can be highly supportive, but some people think they don’t quite have enough contouring and pressure relief.  Adding memory foam on top is a good way to get around that complaint.
  • Latex/Springs- Another issue with spring mattresses is that they often break down because they use low-density polyfoam above the coils.  Latex is a more durable material, so combining springs and latex is a way to have a longer-lasting mattress.
  • Other- There are other types of hybrids as well.  Leesa, for example, uses a latex-like foam called Avena and combines it with memory foam.  As long as the mattress combines two materials that aren’t typically combined historically, it’s considered a hybrid.

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Overall

The concept of a hybrid is pretty cool, and a couple of them have made my best mattress list. I would recommend you decide what you want most out of a mattress, and then see which mattress types might be combined to provide you the best possible match.

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site. He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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6 thoughts on “5 Best Hybrid Mattresses”

  1. I bought a serta I comfort about 5 years ago, its extremely comfortable; but the springs are stabbing me through the foam.
    I’m a side sleeper with hip and back problems.. could you please recommend a more durable mattress.

  2. Hi! My last mattress was a tempur flex prima. It was wonderful, except I always woke up sweating. I’m trying to find a mattress that is basically the same, but sleeps much cooler and is more affordable. Could you please recommend something?

  3. Hello, Joe!
    I’d love to get your thoughts on these two hybrid mattresses. I’m a side sleeper and my husband is a back sleeper. I’ve tried the Tempur-flex supreme breeze and like the support without the “stuck” feeling as well as the cooling feature. How does the Sapira compare?
    Many thanks!
    sonya

    • I think the Sapira will be more breathable. It will be a little bit firmer as well. I think it is a better value than the Flex Supreme Breeze personally.

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