Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid Mattress Review

Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid Mattress Review

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The Alexander Hybrid is the most asked about mattress from Nest Bedding, so I was excited to give it a try and see what the fuss is about. The mattress overall does deliver on comfort and support, but I had some complaints as well (see how it compares HERE).

If you are looking for something that truly feels like a balance between a memory foam mattress and an innerspring mattress, then I think that’s exactly what you get here.  The spring system is going to be very supportive and the foam on top is very pressure relieving.

Read on for my full Alexander Hybrid mattress review.

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You’ll love the Alexander Hybrid if you…

  • Want a foam mattress without the “sinking in” feeling – with both foam and pocket coils, the Alexander Hybrid has the comfort and support of a memory foam mattress without the “stuck in the mattress” feeling.
  • Want improved edge support – the Alexander Hybrid has pocket coils around the edge, giving it significantly better edge support than most foam mattresses.
  • Are looking for great value – this mattress comes from Nest Bedding, a regional mattress store that recently has gained notoriety online for their high mattress quality.  For many (including myself), the Alexander Hybrid is the best of Nest Bedding.

Alexander Hybrid Mattress Reviews

You may not like the Alexander Hybrid if you…

  • Want firmness options – unlike most of the options from Nest Bedding, there is only one firmness option for the Alexander Hybrid (pretty average firmness)
  • Want an innerspring feel – when some people think hybrid, they think of a mattress that still has a strong innerspring feel.  This mattress has pocket coils, but it feels more like a foam mattress generally.

Firmness and Feel

The Alexander Hybrid has a unique feel since it has both pocket coils and foam. Overall the mattress feels more like a foam mattress than an innerspring mattress (some hybrids are the opposite).

The firmness is average (and there is only one option), I’d say a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. As you can see in the video above, the mattress regains shape fairly quickly for a foam mattress, certainly faster than a pure memory foam mattress.

Motion Transfer Test

The mattress has both foam and pocket coils, so as expected it performs very well in the motion transfer test. If you sleep with a partner that likes to toss and turn throughout the night, this may be a good mattress option for you.

Also relevant, this mattress has pocket coils around the perimeter, giving it much better edge support than the average foam mattress. This makes the mattress feel bigger (you can sleep closer to the edge comfortably), making it an even better mattress for couples.

Alexander Hybrid
4.4 Reviewer
Alexander Hybrid is perhaps my favorite mattress from Nest Bedding. It has both foam and pocket coils, make for a very comfortable and balanced sleep. This mattress is available both online and in the Nest Bedding showrooms.
Value (Price)4.7
Doesn't Sleep Hot4
Motion Transfer4.6
Edge Support4
Company Reputation4.4
Return Policy/Warranty4.8
Overall Sleep Experience4.3

Mattress Construction

The points that stand out in construction is the copper-infused memory foam (which aims to help with cooling) and the pocket coil/foam combination.  The exact construction consists of:

  • 2 inch Quilted Cover: 1.5 lb density quilted foam with stretch fabric cover
  • 2 inch foam comfort layer: 3.5 lb density copper-infused memory foam
  • 2 inch transition layer: 1.8 lb density SmartFlow foam
  • 7 inches of pocket coils: 5 zoned edge support pocket coils

Add that up and you get 13 inches total of mattress.  The mattress also has additional edge-support pocket coils to improve edge support.

Alexander Hybrid Mattress Cover

Other things to note

  • The mattress is made in the USA
  • It has a 100 night free trial
  • They offer free shipping and financing
  • This is my favorite of the Nest Bedding mattresses (I’ve also reviewed the Alexander Signature Select, the Love Bed, and the SmartHouse Cool Sleeper)
  • The company has a lifetime warranty and lifetime comfort guarantee.  The company really wants their customers to be happy

Final Recommendation

Overall I really liked the Alexander Hybrid mattress, I definitely put it as my favorite mattress from Nest Bedding due to the comfort/support tradeoff (see my full list of mattress reviews).  I think it could potentially work for any sleeping position as well, which is a unique find.

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This post was last updated on September 18th, 2017 at 9:34 am

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Connor says August 30, 2016

Hi Joe,

You say this is your favorite bed from Nest Bedding, but you gave much better ratings for the Alexander Signature Select compared to the hybrid. Also, you gave this bed average ratings for temperature control and edge support; I thought hybrids were supposed to be “better” for these features than traditional memory/latex foam beds.


Michelle says October 25, 2016

I have the same question as Connor. Kindly respond.

Katie says November 27, 2016

Hi, We have a Saatva Luxury firm and it sleeps a bit firm on my shoulders as I am a side sleeper. Is the new version of the Alexander Hybrid softer than the Saatva? I was thinking the memory foam layer might make it more conforming to my shoulders. I like the support of the Saatva for my lower back and is one reason not wanting too soft a mattress but a bit softer. Thanks for any reply

    Joe Auer says November 27, 2016

    Hi Katie – yes I would say that the Alexander Hybrid is generally more pressure relieving than Saatva (at each firmness level)

Megan says January 6, 2017

I am also curious about the 4.4 overall rating and notations of this being your favorite mattress by Nest, but other Nest mattresses receiving a greater rating….
What is the reasoning behind that?


Mike says May 20, 2017

I’d agree that this review is not consistent relative to the other Nest mattresses reviewed. Seems odd and I’d be interested to know why?


Eli says May 26, 2017

I have not been able to find a comparison between Alexander Hybrid and Winkbed. I am divided between these two. What can you tell us?

    Joe Auer says June 6, 2017

    The big difference is the feel. Both are hybrids, but Winkbeds feels more like an innerspring mattress, and the Alexander Hybrid feels more like a foam mattress.

LaDonna says October 14, 2017

My husband is 300lb and has back trouble. I am a side sleeper. Our mattress is so old and saggiing. I feel like I’ve been ran over by a train in the morning…I had it narrowed down to 3, A lucid 14 inch plush memory foam, or a classic brands 12 inch cool gel memory foam, or a classic brands gramercy hybrid 14 inch??? Which one do you think would hold up the best? Or any other ideas? Hoping to stay under $1000

    Joe Auer says October 14, 2017

    Seems like you and your husband have really different preferences/needs. I would maybe take a look at Helix or Tuck, where you can customize each side of the bed.

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