Memory Foam/Springs: Sapira
Latex/Memory Foam: Ghostbed
Natural Latex/Springs: Avocado
Specialty/Memory Foam: Leesa
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.
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.
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. The end result is you get a responsive mattress that should last a long time.
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.
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.
The concept of a hybrid is pretty cool. 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.
Joe has been working in the mattress industry for a number of years and is an active reviewer on Mattress Clarity.