Hybrid Mattresses: Comparisons, Pros and Cons

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Hybrid Mattresses: Comparisons, Pros and Cons

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the simple basics on hybrid mattresses and how they work. These mattresses, which combine elements of innerspring, memory foam and sometimes latex mattresses, bring a number of benefits to some sleepers.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, innerspring and hybrid mattresses are just part of our extensive mattress selection available to all clients. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll look at how these mattresses compare to other options, plus some of the pros and cons of going the hybrid route.

Hybrid Mattresses Vs. Other Types

Here’s how hybrid mattresses compare to other types — specifically, the types they sometimes pull specific qualities from:

  • Hybrid vs memory foam: Both memory foam and hybrid mattresses offer contouring and pressure relief. However, hybrids will often be cooler since they don’t rely solely on body heat to soften like memory foam does. In addition, hybrids tend to have a quicker response time than memory foam, meaning you won’t feel “stuck” when trying to move around.
  • Hybrid vs innerspring: Innerspring mattresses are usually firmer and less expensive than hybrids, while hybrids will often contour better to your body. In addition, innerspring mattresses don’t usually have as long of a lifespan as hybrids.
  • Hybrid vs latex: Latex mattresses offer similar benefits to hybrids in terms of contouring and pressure relief. However, latex mattresses are often more expensive. They also don’t usually have as much of a “bouncy” feel as hybrids do since they’re not relying on coils.

Major Benefits of Hybrid Mattresses

Here are some of the top benefits of utilizing a hybrid mattress:

  • Supportive and contouring: As we’ve touched on, hybrids offer a nice mix of support from coils plus contouring and pressure relief from memory foam or latex. This can be beneficial for all types of sleepers, especially those with back pain.
  • Cooling: Hybrid mattresses often sleep cooler than pure memory foam mattresses since they don’t rely on body heat to soften themselves.
  • Isolating motion: Hybrid mattresses can be a good choice for couples since the coils often do a better job of isolating motion than memory foam or latex alone.
  • Quiet: Finally, hybrids are often quieter than innerspring mattresses since the coils are encased.

Potential Drawbacks of Hybrid Mattresses

At the same time, hybrid mattresses aren’t for everyone. There are a few possible downsides:

  • Cost: Because they combine multiple types of materials, hybrids often cost more than other mattress types.
  • Weight: Hybrid mattresses are often heavier than other options, making them a bit more difficult to move.
  • Complicated construction: The construction of hybrid mattresses can be complicated, which makes repairs more difficult if something goes wrong.
  • Non-bouncy: For those looking for a very “springy” mattress, hybrids may not provide enough of this quality since they don’t rely solely on coils.
  • Sleeping hot: While the temperature control themes we went over above are beneficial for many sleepers, some may find that hybrids still sleep a bit hot since memory foam is often used in their construction.

For more on hybrid mattresses and whether one might be right for you, or to learn about any of our mattress options, speak to our team at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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