A Dreamer's Guide to Choosing the Best Hybrid Mattress
When NASA developed memory foam back in the 1960s, they'd have had no idea how popular it would become.
Now memory foam mattresses are the biggest growth sector in the US mattress market. But here's the thing. 100% memory foam mattresses are not for everyone.
Some of us are looking for something a bit more traditional. Something with a bit more support. That's where the hybrid mattress comes in.
Let's take a look together at what they are and how you can find the best hybrid mattress out there.
What Is a Hybrid Mattress?
Hear the word hybrid and you probably think of a Prius. Well, you're on the right track.
A hybrid mattress combines the best of both worlds. It provides a supportive yet luxuriously comfortable sleeping experience.
A hybrid mattress consists of a memory foam topper with a sprung mattress. Some models feature extra layers for ventilation and support. This allows you to enjoy the body-hugging comfort of memory foam but with the extra support and bounce of a sprung mattress.
Benefits of a Hybrid Mattress
A hybrid mattress is the perfect halfway house. Some people love that feeling of sinking endlessly into a memory foam mattress, and others just don't. They want a mattress that's got a little fight in it and puts up some resistance.
There's more room for airflow with a hybrid mattress. This means a cooler sleeping environment for you and your partner. You can also pair it with a cooling topper for the ultimate cool sleep experience.
They also provide a level of support you may not have realized was important - edge support. But when you come to get up in the morning, that edge support just makes it easier to make that transition to standing. A memory foam mattress can't offer quite the same level of security as you rise.
A hybrid mattress is also kinder to your bank balance. Because they are not 100% memory foam, they are a more affordable option. Plus, hybrid mattresses still allow you hours of fun jumping on the bed (we mean, your kids, of course...).
How to Choose a Hybrid Mattress
Finding the right hybrid mattress starts with finding a great brand. Not all mattresses are created equal but there are some telltale signs that tell you you've found a winner.
Find the Right Hybrid Mattress Brand
The best brands offer outstanding guarantees on their mattresses. The average memory foam mattress can last up to 15 years with good care, but how about a lifetime comfort guarantee?
Nest offers a Lifetime Renewal Exchange. When you buy a luxury hybrid mattress, you get a 'sleep trial' period of 365. You can exchange your mattress at any point during this period.
The Lifetime Renewal Exchange now also includes the option to exchange the topper one time in the future. You can choose a different firmness or simply for a new one of the same firmness.
This has so many benefits, including:
- Keeping you comfortable, even if your needs change
- Cutting down on waste - no need to dispose of old mattress
- Confidence in your investment
The warranties don't end there. The pocketed coil system also comes with a 20-year warranty.
Check out reviews online and look for customers who've had the mattress for a while. Take note of whether the company follows up on the feedback. That shows they're genuinely interested in getting you the best mattress possible.
The firmness of the mattress we choose isn't just about personal preference. It's also to do with the way we sleep and any painful conditions that we are protecting.
Hybrid mattresses give you the plush comfort of memory foam, but they are also available at all levels of firmness. Choose a softer mattress if you sleep on your side and want gentle support.
A medium mattress is great for people who like to mix it up and sleep on all sides! You're looking for support, but also a bit of give.
Firm mattresses are ideal for people who appreciate a bit more back support. You may sleep on your back or front, or your doctor may have recommended a firmer style for you.
If you're not sure what you need, take the mattress quiz!
Look for Dual Split Options
You might be perfectly compatible in every way, but that doesn't mean that you'll both like the same mattress firmness.
Dual split hybrid mattresses allow you both to get a good night's sleep. You can choose a different firmness for each side.
Flipping your mattress is a great way to ensure it wears evenly. Not all hybrid mattresses allow you to do this, as they don't have the memory foam section on both sides.
This can also ensure that you get consistent support from the memory foam layer. It also reduces the stress on the coils so they wear more evenly.
Check the Dimensions
Don't know your Queen from your CalKing? Don't worry, but always make sure you measure. All online retailers have a size guide. Measure your bed and make sure you're ordering the right size for your frame.
When you choose a latex hybrid mattress, you're choosing a natural product. Take this to the next level for yourself and the environment with an organic latex mattress.
You can avoid exposure to toxic chemicals such as PBDEs and formaldehyde.
The Right Place for the Best Hybrid Mattress
The best hybrid mattress strikes the balance between luxurious comfort and outstanding support.
At Nest, we want you to buy a hybrid mattress that's perfect, whether it's just for you or a bed for two. Our dual split options give you both just the level of comfort you're looking for. With seven mattress styles to choose from, we've got something for every-body.
Browse our range today to find your perfect fit.