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- Best hybrid mattress for side sleepers: Purple Hybrid
- Best firm hybrid mattress: Helix Dawn
- Best hybrid mattress for back pain: The WinkBed
- Best hybrid mattress for couples: Casper Original Hybrid
- Best budget hybrid mattress: Linenspa Medium Hybrid
- Best plush hybrid mattress: Puffy Royal Hybrid
- Best cooling hybrid mattress: Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid
- Best organic hybrid mattress: Avocado Green
- Best rated hybrid mattress: Saatva Classic
Hybrid mattresses are a combination of classic spring mattresses and all-foam mattresses. They have spring coils at their core and multiple layers of foam for added comfort.
The firmness and feel of a hybrid mattress depends on the materials used in its construction, so it’s important to pay attention to how each product is made to determine the right fit for you.
Keep reading to find our top hybrid mattress picks and how to choose the right one. All mattresses being discussed in this article are Queen size.
There are a lot of different kinds of hybrid mattresses on the market. To determine the best, we looked at the following criteria:
- Materials. All hybrid mattresses are made of at least two support systems. The materials used to create those support systems (think: innerspring versus pocketed coils, memory foam versus latex foam) can create a totally different feel for the mattress. We made sure to include a variety of materials to help you find the right fit for you.
- Company policies. Knowing there are so many kinds of hybrid mattresses, it’s important to find a company with a good in-home trial period and return policy. This will give you some peace of mind as you search for the perfect mattress.
- Customer reviews. We dug into customer reviews to make sure we only recommend the most loved products on the market.
- $ = under $600
- $$ = $600–$1,200
- $$$ = $1,200–$1,800
- $$$$ = over $1,800
Best hybrid mattress for side sleepers
Traditionally, hybrid mattresses use some kind of foam as the top layer (aka the comfort layer), but the Purple Hybrid uses the Purple Grid, which is made of its proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer. According to the company, the grid is more durable, sleeps cooler, and provides better pressure relief than traditional memory foam.
Side sleepers say this mattress truly relieves common pressure points — with some even going so far as saying it makes them feel weightless. A lot of reviewers say this mattress takes some getting used to, though, so take advantage of Purple’s 100-night trial to determine whether this is the right fit for you.
Best firm hybrid mattress
Helix uses its own latex-foam alternative in its hybrid mattresses, which is supposed to provide a firmer feel while still providing some body contouring.
Many reviewers say they were in awe that such a firm mattress could come out of a box. Others say this mattress isn’t quite firm enough for their body type or preference — but that Helix’s customer service provided immediate attention to offer extra-firm toppers or facilitate exchanges.
Best hybrid mattress for back pain
The WinkBed was designed to provide the right support and comfort for people with back pain. Its top layer is a Euro pillow top (meaning the pillow top is stitched under the mattress cover rather than sewn on top of it) that’s made of gel foam. Gel foam is great for pressure relief and keeping you cool all night long.
It also has pocketed coils that are separated into five zones, which is meant to provide targeted support to different areas of your body.
Reviewers confirm this bed is great for people with back pain, but some warn that the firmer option is a bit too firm. Luckily, WinkBed also offers firmness exchanges, which can give you some peace of mind as you make your firmness choice.
Best hybrid mattress for couples
Casper Original Hybrid
Casper‘s Original Hybrid has multiple foam layers and pocketed coils at its core. The top foam layer is made of perforated polyurethane foam, which is designed to provide extra breathability. The second foam layer is made of memory foam with three separate firmness zones to provide extra support at your hips, waist, and lower back.
According to reviewers, the combo of these foam layers makes for a cool and undisturbed night’s sleep. Couples who typically have different preferences also felt they had found the perfect fit for the two of them.
Keep in mind that many reviewers say there’s a bit of a breaking-in period, and they sometimes needed up to 30 days to get used to the change.
Best budget hybrid mattress
Linenspa 8-Inch Medium Hybrid Mattress
The Linenspa Medium Hybrid Mattress has traditional innerspring coils and a memory foam top layer that combine to make a medium-firm feel.
The price on this mattress really can’t be beat, and reviewers love the value it provides. Reviewers also say it works great for kids’ and guest rooms, and college dorms, too.
This mattress comes in a box and requires some time to expand to its full size. Some reviewers say it takes up to 48 hours for it to get to its true shape.
Best plush hybrid mattress
Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress
The Puffy Royal Hybrid is made with pocketed coils and multiple foam layers that create a more plush but still supportive feel.
It has multiple foam layers with different cooling properties. The top layer has cooling beads, and the third and fourth layers are designed to promote airflow and breathability. It also has five different firmness zones to support your entire body.
Reviewers confirm it truly feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud. Keep in mind that if you prefer sleeping on your back or stomach, softer mattresses might not feel as comfortable for you because they sink in a bit, which can put extra pressure on your back.
Best cooling hybrid mattress
Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid
The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid’s top layer is made from its own proprietary foam that’s made with copper, which is known to help prevent heat from trapping. The foam is also supposed to contour to your body like memory foam but bounce back like latex.
Reviewers say the cooling technology helps keep them comfortable all night and is super refreshing. Even better, the mattress comes in various firmness choices, so it’s a great choice for all kinds of sleepers who sleep hot.
Best rated hybrid mattress
Saatva Classic Mattress
The Saatva Classic has two separate layers of coils — the bottommost with steel coils and a pocketed coil layer above. It also has a Euro pillow top and additional memory foam layer that’s designed to reduce tension in your lower back.
Reviewers rave about this mattress, Saatva’s customer service, and the amazing sleep they’re getting. Some reviewers recommend working with a Saatva customer service representative to figure out which mattress and firmness option works best for you.
Best organic hybrid mattress
Avocado Green Mattress
The Avocado Green mattress is made with two layers of organic certified latex rubber foam. The company uses Dunlop latex to make its foam, which it says is more eco-friendly and durable than Talalay latex. Avocado also uses organic wool and cotton for the mattress cover and internal components.
Reviewers love this mattress and Avocado’s customer service. Some recommend springing for the optional pillow top — especially if you like to sleep on your side.
Because one hybrid mattress can feel so different than the next, the biggest thing you need to look for is the materials used in its construction. Depending on what materials are used, other characteristics of your mattress can vary, such as:
- feel and firmness
- pressure relief and body contouring
- motion isolation
- edge support
- temperature control
- ease of movement
Common hybrid mattress materials
Most hybrid mattresses are made with a spring coil support at its core with foam transition and comfort layers.
The spring coil core of a hybrid mattress can be made of either innerspring or pocketed coils:
- Innerspring coils. These are often described as “old-school” mattress coils. They’re usually shaped like an hourglass and interconnected, so if one coil moves, they all move.
- Pocketed coils. Sometimes called “individually wrapped” coils, these are found in newer types of mattresses. They’re usually shaped like a cylinder and individually wrapped, so not every coil moves together. This provides better motion isolation and targeted support than innerspring coils.
The foam comfort layers in hybrid mattresses can be made of any kind of foam typically found in an all-foam mattress:
- Memory foam. Primarily made from polyurethane, memory foam is really soft and known for contouring to your body shape. It also tends to feel pretty warm — especially because your body gets tucked into it as it conforms to your shape.
- Latex foam. Latex foam can be made of Dunlop or Talalay. It’s bouncier than memory foam, so it doesn’t conform to your body as much. It’s also known to be firmer, less likely to trap body heat, and more expensive.
- Gel foam. Gel foams are usually just memory foams infused with gel. This helps prevent body heat from trapping and also makes the bed more responsive to prevent that sinking-in feeling of traditional memory foam.
- Proprietary foam. Some mattress companies might say they use a proprietary foam and give it a punchy name that fits with their brand. These foams are often similar to memory foams and made from polyurethane, but they’re usually created to trap less heat and bounce back a bit better than memory foam.
Paying attention to which materials are used in the mattress you’re considering can help you figure out what kind of mattress best fits your needs, preferences, and budget.
Also, whether you’re buying online or in the store, always keep an eye out for mattress companies that have in-home trials and solid warranties. These company policies can make it easier for you to return your mattress if it’s not working for you or get a replacement if it has a defect.
Hybrids are typically more supportive than all-foam mattresses because of the coil support system at their core. At the same time, they provide more pressure relief than traditional spring mattresses because of their foam transition and comfort layers.
But each hybrid mattress can feel a little different depending on what materials are used in construction.
If you’re shopping for a hybrid, you’ll probably notice right away that the hybrid options from most mattress companies are more expensive than other types of mattresses. This is because of the materials needed to create both the coil support core and the multiple foam layers.
Because hybrid mattresses are constructed with springs and foam, they’re said to be more durable than a traditional spring or all-foam mattress.
But durability depends on a lot of factors — including what kind of foam or springs are used, your height and weight, and how much you’re using the mattress.
Your best bet for determining a mattress’s durability is to check out the company’s warranty and customer reviews. Make sure to read the fine print of the warranty to see what kind of defects (like sagging) are covered.
Hybrid mattresses are a great pick for almost any type of sleeper. To find the right pick for you, you’ll just need to pay extra attention to what materials are used in its construction.
It can be a little overwhelming trying to decide what kind of hybrid mattress materials you’ll like best, but keep in mind that most mattress companies offer in-home trials that allow you to easily return or exchange your mattress if it’s not the right fit.
Ruby Thompson is an associate editor at Healthline. She recently graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a master’s degree in journalism, specializing in media innovation and content strategy. Outside of work, she spends most of her time snuggling her cocker spaniel pup, taking barre classes, and wishing she knew how to cook.