Due to my sleep deprivation, sleep apnoea, and various old injuries, sleep generally evades me. Not to mention, the 13-hour plane journeys weren’t very conducive to a good night’s rest. I knew I had to make some changes to my bed before to get a goodnight’s sleep.
I heard about hybrid mattresses while on my quest for the perfect sleep. They seemed like the absolute dream, and I knew I had to try them. But, with the multiple options from the best mattress companies in the country, I couldn’t just decide on the best one using reviews online. I had to try them for myself.
My sleep journey led me to try out multiple hybrid mattresses, and I have come out knowledgeable and ready to share. If you’re ready to commit to your sleep journey, then read on to find out which hybrid mattress is best for you!
|Dimensions||Single is 90 cm x 190 cm|
|Materials||Foam and Memory Foam|
When I started on my journey to find the best hybrid mattress, I was instantly bombarded with suggestions to try the DreamCloud hybrid mattress. Anybody who had used it before had immediately felt at ease describing it as a true luxury mattress. I have to say they weren’t lying.
When I first got onto this mattress, I could see why it would be too firm for some side-sleepers. As a side sleeper myself, the various levels are optimised for support, which can get a bit much if you’re not a lightweight sleeper.
There are five layers to this mattress, and each one contributes to the overall support you get. It starts with a quilted top cover that is incredibly soft and meant to have active cooling properties. It controls the temperature while you sleep.
The memory foam, support foam, and ActiveEdge Coils are meant to provide support for your entire body and across the mattress. I found my back, shoulders, and neck supported very well by the mattress, so much so that there was no pain in the morning.
The support foam, memory foam, ActiveEdge Coils, and foam base were all incredible to lay on. My old injuries tend to flare up at night occasionally; however, I felt no pain because of the DreamCloud hybrid mattress. By far, it is the best hybrid mattress and is worth every penny you spend on it.
This mattress is incredibly supportive for side and back-sleepers and even cradles your whole body as you sleep. While it was a little firm, it worked brilliantly to ease my back pain and give me a great night’s sleep.
While it is incredible to sleep on, I did find that it didn’t live up to the cooling features. While the marketing for the mattress focuses mainly on the luxurious feel and support, I did expect it to be more cooling. As someone who runs hot when they sleep, I was a little disappointed that the mattress retained a little heat.
Despite the minor issues with heat retention, I was super impressed by the motion absorption. The springs worked very well, and I couldn’t tell when my girlfriend moved around in bed. It was also quite great in other aspects.
Despite the five layers and memory foam, the bed provided a nice bounce. The ActiveEdge Coils made sure that there was no dipping sensation, so there was that much more of the bed to enjoy. When it comes to sex and sleep, this hybrid mattress takes the cake. It is definitely worth its value.
Apart from the incredible sleeping experience, the DreamCloud hybrid mattress comes with a 365-night trial period and a forever warranty. They’re extremely confident that you’ll love the mattress, and I understand that confidence completely!
|Dimensions||King Size is 200 cm x 150 cm|
|Materials||Foam and patented springs|
Simba is a UK-based mattress company that has gotten very popular over the years. It is known for its hybrid mattresses, and I just had to try it out for myself. While there are three different versions, I decided to try the most recommended – the Simba Hybrid Original.
The company has been well-known for its incredible mattresses, and on my journey to find the best hybrid mattress, the Simba Hybrid mattress had to be a stop. Much like other hybrid mattresses, there are five layers, including foam and spring layers.
Every layer on the Simba Hybrid leans toward comfort like no other. The sleep surface, open-cell pure layer, and the Simbatex foam offer cooling and temperature control. For some like me, that runs hot; it was a dream come true. It lived up to its claims and kept me cool through the night, with no heat retention!
Another incredible feature of the Simba Hybrid mattress is the thousands of patented cone-shaped springs. Unlike other hybrid mattresses where you can feel the springs poking into you, with the Simba, you get pure relief. For someone with the occasional back and shoulder pain, this mattress was great!
I fall in the exact range that the Simba Hybrid mattress is perfect for. I’m a medium weight side sleeper, so the mattress was absolutely divine for me. My girlfriend is on the lighter side and found it a bit too firm for her taste. Regardless of the firmness, she admitted to loving the temperature control and pressure relief.
My girlfriend also loved the zip-off hypoallergenic cover that comes with the Simba hybrid mattress. Not only can it be removed, but it is machine washable. I loved the fact that even a king-sized mattress was only 32 kg. Even though you don’t have to flip it, it’s still convenient to move around and set up.
While it was great for me, it may not be great for stomach sleepers who are also lightweight. There isn’t much support if you’re a stomach sleeper. If you are heavier, you might even find this medium-firm mattress to be softer. If I’m honest, the mattress leans more toward the medium side of medium-firm, so if you’re a heavyweight sleeper, this may not be the ideal mattress for you.
If you’re curious about the Simba hybrid mattress, then you’ll be happy to know that they offer a 200-night trial. After purchasing the mattress, you get a 10-year guarantee, which is pretty great!
|Weight||King size is 30.5 kg|
|Dimensions||King size is 150 cm x 200 cm|
|Materials||Polyester, foam, spring|
The Eve Original Hybrid Mattress is one of three types, the others being the – Eve Premium and Eve Light. All three models are similar in most aspects, the only major difference being the depth of the mattresses.
Of the three, I decided to sample the Eve Original Hybrid Mattress. With an incredible seven layers, I was curious to see whether it lived up to its claims. Once again, I fit the exact mould that the Eve Original hybrid mattress caters to – medium weight, side sleeper. I was pleasantly surprised that the mattress was comfortable and supportive despite being thinner than average.
The seven layers are made up of varying foams – memory foam, a support layer, and an extra support layer. Apart from the foam layers, it has 950 full-sized pocket springs to support every contour of your body.
According to the claims, the mattress supports every sleeping position. As a side sleeper, I can confirm the support on my shoulders and hips. Every time I switched sides, the springs didn’t hesitate to shift along with me. The springs, in combination with the layers of foam, definitely supported me.
My brother, Sean, is a combination sleeper. I had him test out the Eve Original hybrid mattress, and what do you know, he said it was great for him. Whether it was on his back or his side, the mattress effortlessly cradled his body for maximum relief.
Another aspect of the Eve hybrid mattress is temperature control. Despite the seven layers of foam and large-sized springs, the second layer and the springs allow for breathability and air circulation. So, even for someone like me, who tends to heat up when sleeping, the mattress was comfortable.
My brother Leon attested to the moisture-wicking properties of the mattress. Much like me, Leon tends to sleep hot and sweats a lot. The mattress had no problem dealing with the issue, effortlessly keeping the mattress temperature regulated. None of the heat gets retained or absorbed by the mattress.
I did notice that there was a significant smell. Off-gassing is quite normal for new mattresses. Any kind of mattress tends to come with a little smell; however, the Eve original seemed to be off-gassing quite a lot.
The smell lasted almost a week before dissipating. If you’ve got a sensitive nose, then this should be something you consider.
At least if you’re not happy with the mattress, you can return it within 100-nights. The company also offers a 10-year warranty, so you’re covered for a while!
|Weight||King size is 30 kg|
|Dimensions||King size is 150 cm x 200 cm|
|Materials||Memory foam and springs|
Emma is yet another British box company that has a reputation for great mattresses. On my journey to find the best hybrid mattress, I came across the Emma Original Hybrid. They do have options such as the Emma Hybrid and Emma Original Mattress, but I’d heard a lot about the Original Hybrid, so I just had to try it.
The 200-night free trial was definitely eye-opening concerning the Emma Original Hybrid mattress. As a medium weight side sleeper, I enjoyed the mattress thoroughly. The five different layers were perfectly contoured to my body no matter how many times I switched positions.
Not to mention, the patented Airgocell foam layer and open=cell foam layer were good at keeping the air flowing and temperature cool. While it isn’t the coolest mattress I’ve experienced, my girlfriend found it great. As I tend to run a bit hot myself, I wouldn’t say it was the best for me.
My brother Leon found himself in a pinch. He tends to sweat a lot and gets pretty overheated at night. While the mattress kept him slightly cool, Leon said the sweat was a major issue for the mattress.
Apart from the average temperature control, the mattress has many great features that make it a good buy. Unlike other memory foam mattresses, there was no difficulty moving around, and the edges were very supportive when I was lying down. Although a little firmer than you’d expect, it manages to stay comfortable because of the top Airgocell layer.
The mattress is great for couples. Not only is it quiet despite any movement, but there is also low motion transfer. So, even if you have a restless partner, you won’t feel enough to wake you up! The great edge support means that the whole bed is yours to use. There is no danger of falling off halfway through the night.
|Dimensions||90 cm x 190 cm|
|Materials||Natural latex, natural wool filling|
Have you been worried that a firm mattress might be too firm for you? Well, with the SilentNight mattress, you won’t have to worry. Combining 1,400 individually wrapped springs, wool and other natural fillings, and latex allows for a firm yet comfortable experience.
As an average weight side sleeper, I was extremely comfortable on the SilentNight mattress. The individually wrapped springs provided the perfect amount of support for the whole body. In the morning, I woke up with no back pain or shoulder issues. I also didn’t have a hard time getting in and out of bed, despite the little softness.
The latex layer was a touch I thoroughly enjoyed. The latex isn’t just supportive; it also provides better airflow and temperature regulation. So, if you’re someone like me that overheats at night, you’ll be cool on this SilentNight mattress.
Another thoughtful touch is the hand-tufted surface that allows for better temperature regulation through the night. Not to mention, the hand-tufted cover is definitely a nice aesthetic and comfortable touch to an overall great mattress.
However, the mattress isn’t for everybody. My girlfriend is a lightweight side sleeper who found the mattress too firm to be comfortable. Since it is on the firmer side of medium-firm, this is an understandable downside. My brothers and I, being between medium weight and heavyweight, found it to be utterly enjoyable.
Despite being too firm for her, my girlfriend did appreciate the durability and practicality of the mattress. Not to mention, the Purotex hypoallergenic cover was a definite plus for her. She also remarked the mattress itself was quite cooling, and if it were a little softer, she would’ve loved it.
Even if it wasn’t right for her, I enjoyed every one of the 1,400 springs, wool filling, and latex support. It provided the perfect support for my weight and was cooling. I woke up feeling well-rested and ready to seize the day!
|Dimensions||King Size is 150 cm x 200cm|
|Materials||Memory foam and pocket springs|
When it comes to finding the best hybrid mattress, I won’t go purely based on the brand. However, it soon became evident that I would be doing a great injustice by not sampling the Tempur Hybrid Supreme.
Now, Tempur is a company that worked with NASA to make mattresses and cushioning for rockets. It is safe to say I had high hopes for this five-layered hybrid mattress. I was especially excited to see how the advanced Tempur material and dynamic support foam worked out.
Much like I had hoped, the mattress was incredibly comfortable. It hit every single pressure point and contoured my whole body. It supported me from head to toe with its pocket springs and memory foam alike.
The top two layers made sure that the mattress wasn’t too firm. But, you don’t sink into the bed, rather you’re lying on top! If you’re a heavyweight sleeper, you’ll definitely appreciate the feeling of being able to roll around without sinking in too deep.
The response of the coils was the best I’ve experienced. Even my brother, Sean, had to agree. As a combination sleeper, Sean tends to move around a lot in his sleep. The mattress wasn’t hard to roll around on because of how responsive the coils were! Despite the memory, the mattress adjusted quickly to whatever sleeping position you shift to.
If your partner is like Sean and tends to move around in their sleep, then the Tempur Supreme is great for them and you. It will support every position they choose to adopt, and you won’t feel a thing. The mattress has the best motion transfer I’ve ever experienced. There was virtually no indication that my girlfriend moved.
Tempur lets you choose the level of firmness you want from your mattress. The Tempur Hybrid Supreme comes under their medium with springs. However, it wasn’t as soft as you would expect from a regular medium mattress.
In fact, the medium-firm mattress is great for those who like to sleep on their front. Stomach sleepers generally have a hard time with comfort, but the Tempur mattress does a great job supporting their hips and shoulders.
While the mattress was very comfortable in every other regard, it is a bit heat retentive. For someone like me that runs a little hot at night, it did get a little stifling. While the mattress is supposed to be cooling, it doesn’t seem to be very effective.
Overall, the mattress is great. For a mattress that has to live up to the reputation of the company, it does great. While the sleeping experience was out of this world, the price tag is even more so. So, if you’re looking for luxury, there’s nothing better than this!
|Weight||King Size in 20 kg|
|Dimensions||King Size is 150 cm x 200cm|
|Materials||Memory foam and spring|
OTTY isn’t a big bed company like Tempur. In fact, it is still relatively under the radar when it comes to mattresses, which is a pity. The OTTY hybrid mattress is a milestone in my quest for the best hybrid mattress that I will not forget anytime soon.
Let’s start with the basics. This four-layer mattress combines memory foam and springs. The top two layers are a Cool Blue Gel Memory Foam and reflex foam, and both layers provide softness to this otherwise firm mattress. While not as firm as many other mattresses, it is on the firmer side.
Being a medium weight side sleeper, this mattress was still great! It was fairly obvious from the start that the springs aren’t the only support to your person. When I lay down on the mattress for the first time, it was beyond comfortable. I couldn’t feel the springs or the separate layers beneath me.
There was a lot of support, which is normal considering the firmness of the mattress. The reflex foam provided the right relief in the pressure points, and the springs prevented any sinking situation. Since the springs are smaller in density and diameter, I wasn’t expecting the kind of support they provided.
Surprisingly, there was a little bounce to the mattress. Despite the two foam layers, the mattress did not allow for too much sinkage and focused on contouring to the body and maintaining alignment.
What was truly remarkable about the OTTY mattress was its temperature regulation. If there was ever a cooling and properly temperature regulated mattress, it is the OTTY hybrid.
Memory foam tends to retain heat, and even hybrids sometimes have this flaw. However, with the addition of the cool blue gel memory foam and the springs, the OTTY hybrid kept me cool and sweatless the entire night. As a person that runs hot, it was a boon.
To get a better idea of how effective the temperature regulation was, I asked my brother Leon to try it out. He tends to sweat a lot when he’s sleeping and, like me, sleeps hot. He had no issues when sleeping on this mattress and even marvelled at the support it offered.
The OTTY hybrid rivals a great number of higher-priced, natural filled, and spring filled mattresses on the market. At a much lower price, with a 100-night trial, the OTTY mattress is a great choice of a hybrid mattress, especially for those who appreciate a good, firm mattress.
|Weight||King Size is 41.2 kg|
|Dimensions||King Size is 150 cm x 200cm|
|Materials||Memory foam plus pocket springs|
As a result of previous injuries, I tend to have some back pain when going to sleep. As a result, I’m constantly looking for a more supportive mattress. When looking for the best hybrid mattress, my back pain was certainly a criterion I kept in mind.
The REM-Fit 400 is an award-winning mattress known to help with back pain issues and be considered an orthopaedic mattress. It has four separate layers dedicated to supporting and temperature control.
The first of four layers is an open cell memory foam that is breathable and allows for more airflow. It also helps to cradle the body and leave you with a soft, snug feel. The cradling allows for more support and relieves pressure around the shoulder and hips.
The REM-Fit 400 has 2,000 pocket springs that are 15 cm tall at their highest. These provide exceptional upper and lower back support while accounting for airflow. They produce a balance across the mattress. Even if you’re at the very edge, the mattress does not sag or dip. So, you have the whole mattress to spread out on.
Ideally, the springs are meant to be motion isolating so that you can’t feel any restless movements from someone else on the bed. However, I found that the REM-Fit 400 wasn’t fully motion-isolating.
The edge support has a whole layer dedicated to it. The support foam layer encases the mattress, much like a box, to prevent the sides from sagging or wearing down. So, the tension is maintained all across the mattress.
It is a firmer mattress and works great up to 120 kg, according to the company. If you’re like me and have some back issues, you’ll be pleased to know that it does help. However, I am a side sleeper, and the firmness of the mattress did not allow for the most comfort.
However, their temperature regulation was good! Apart from the open cell memory foam layer, the mattress comes with a thermoregulating knitted fibre cover. The cover, springs, and top layer ensure a constant airflow. In turn, the mattress was cool and temperature regulated. Since I run hot when I sleep, the mattress was still comfortable and cool.
My girlfriend faced similar issues with the firmness of the mattress. As a lightweight side sleeper, the mattress did not work well for her despite its excellent back support. It isn’t a mattress for side sleepers.
All in all, the REM-Fit 400 has some great qualities, including temperature regulation and support. It worked well to support my back and provide immense pressure relief.
If you're looking into hybrid mattresses, you're probably tired of traditional memory foam or pure spring mattresses. The hybrid mattress offers the best of both worlds and a few other benefits to boot. However, there are a few factors to look out for when buying a hybrid mattress!
A hybrid mattress is composed of both foam or natural filling and springs. The combination can result in different levels of comfort. When purchasing a hybrid mattress, the most important factor is your comfort.
Look for night trials that are long enough for you to judge a mattress accurately. Anywhere between 100 to 365-days would be the ideal trial period to look for. Make sure you consider any aches, pains, soreness, or discomfort you felt during the night or waking up!
The right materials add to the comfort of a hybrid mattress. That is true for any mattress but is especially important for a hybrid. Since it is composed of several layers, it is important to look at each layer.
You'll find that the best hybrid mattress is made of the highest quality material. Every layer will maximise the support and comfort for any weight or sleeping position. An easy way to spot high-quality material is to look for a Certi-Pur rating. If a hybrid mattress is certified, it's a good choice.
A big part of your comfort will depend on the density and firmness of the hybrid mattress. They can be anywhere from extremely soft to extremely firm. However, it is a common misconception that a soft bed is a comfortable bed. Manufacturers understand that hybrid mattresses must meet specific needs.
Ideally, the correct firmness will depend on your body weight. Lightweight sleepers tend to prefer softer or more medium mattresses. These offer more ‘sinkage’ and come with more memory foam.
A heavyweight sleeper will require a firmer mattress to be comfortable. If the hybrid mattress is too soft, it can be difficult to turn, get out of bed, and even get the support they require.
Your sleeping position can also have a hand in your preference. Firmer mattresses tend to be best for back sleepers. When looking into a mattress, look for one that fits your particular sleeping position.
There’s no point in buying a hybrid mattress if it is going to wear out very quickly. A hybrid mattress is often more expensive and can last upwards of 10-years. When looking for the ideal hybrid mattress, make sure that you’re considering the warranty period.
The least warranty period should be five years. But look for mattresses with a warranty period of 10 years and over. A forever warranty is a good sign that the mattress is durable and of good quality.
Another way to ensure durability is to buy from companies that have been in business for over ten years. It isn’t to say that the newer companies should be overlooked. Many have great products and combinations that might suit you best! Judge the warranty period well before you purchase a hybrid mattress.
It isn't easy to decide whether a hybrid mattress is suitable for you. However, there are a few factors you can take into consideration when deciding to purchase a hybrid mattress.
I struggle with overheating when I sleep. Most memory foam mattresses tend to retain heat which makes the experience mighty uncomfortable for me. If you overheat when you sleep, then a hybrid mattress is a good choice for you.
These mattresses have pocketed coils that work to improve airflow and keep the overall temperature of the mattress down. Some hybrid mattresses are even considered cooling, with separate layers dedicated to cooling and temperature regulating effect.
Sharing a bed with someone is all fun and games until their movement disturbs your sleep. Hybrid mattresses are motion isolating, which means that any movement from your partner will not affect you or your sleep!
The cooling effects of the mattress counteract the heat produced by two separate bodies. So, both people on the mattress are cool and comfortable.
By combining foam and spring, hybrid mattresses provide the best of both worlds. They have the comfort, support, and cooling properties that everyone loves in the right mattress. Here are a few more pros of a hybrid mattress
Pure memory foam mattresses tend to be slow to respond and even prevent any movement during the night. Combination sleepers and heavyweight sleepers may find this difficult to deal with.
Hybrid mattresses may contain foam, but the springs add an element of springiness that doesn't let the mattress prevent any movement. It makes sure that the foam doesn't respond slowly to changes and instantly moulds to accommodate any position you choose.
It prevents you from feeling suffocated by your mattress and even gives you a little bounce!
We've talked about the support a hybrid mattress offers. The springs in the core of the mattress offer extra support for your back. They promote better posture and can improve spine alignment.
The edges of hybrid mattresses are also supported. If you tend to roll to the extreme edge of a bed, you'll still be supported and comfortable. It will also be more comfortable when you're getting in and out of bed.
Hybrid mattresses are known to have excellent motion isolation. It means that your partner can be as restless as they want, and you’ll remain unaffected. Their changes in position will not affect your sleep.
These mattresses also do not make noise despite having springs or coils in them! The springs are pocketed, usually individually, to prevent any noises from disturbing your sleep.
For all their benefits, hybrid mattresses have their own issues.
Some of the most expensive mattresses are often hybrid. Since each layer is so different and of incredibly high quality, hybrid mattresses are often extremely expensive. While there are cheaper options, hybrids are not the greatest choice if you’re on a budget.
Most hybrid mattresses are incredibly heavy. Since they are composed of several layers, they tend to get heavier than the average mattress. It will require more than one person to carry and move the mattress as required.
If your bedroom is on a higher level, it won't be easy to get the mattress up and set up. Many people aren't cut out for that kind of effort.
Every hybrid mattress should be rotated, but not all need to be flipped. Every six months or so, a hybrid mattress needs to be rotated. The rotations ensure that the mattress is wearing out evenly and does not have any sag and worn patches too early.
Flipping a mattress is a different matter. While you can flip some, most hybrid mattresses have a top-down construction. They get constructed in such a manner that you have to lay on one side. Flipping the hybrid mattress will lead to faster wear and will be uncomfortable to lay on.
Unless it is specified and designed to be flipped, there is no need to flip the mattress.
A hybrid and innerspring mattress are similar. The key difference lies in the comfort of the beds. Hybrid mattresses provide better pressure relief and are longer-lasting. They offer minimal motion transfer and are a lot quieter than an innerspring mattress. However, they are a lot more expensive.
Innerspring mattresses tend to be uncomfortable if the cushion layer isn’t thick enough. They are also noisier and tend to have more motion transfer than the average hybrid mattress.
In short, the answer is yes! You can use a box spring for your hybrid mattress; however, it will start to sag through the gaps over time. Instead of a box spring, it is better to use a foundation and metal bed frame, a platform bed, or an adjustable base.
The most commonly used setup is a foundation and metal frame combination. A basic wood foundation requires a metal bed frame to provide height and lift off the ground. Not only does this allow your mattress room to breathe, but it provides extra storage space below!
When I look back on my journey to pick the best hybrid mattress, I can’t say that I have a clear recommendation. In the end, it is all dependent on personal preference. However, my list might make it a little easier to choose the perfect mattress for you.
Hybrid mattresses are a neat option for those who are unsatisfied with the regular kind and are looking to switch up. If you’re going shopping for a new mattress because yours is worn out, then a hybrid mattress is a great option.
They offer phenomenal support, motion isolation, cooling, and they’re blessedly quiet. They work excellently for couples with different sleeping habits and cater to a wide weight range. Hybrid mattresses are made to be accommodating of different requirements and tend to be incredible sleeping experiences for most.
While I do not have an answer to what is the best hybrid mattress, I do hope the options helped you pick out the best hybrid mattress for you!
Max Stevens is theMatttressDude Editor-In-Chief with a genuine love and passion in making reviewing many mattresses. Max works diligently to ensure only the best Mattress ever make onto the platform and are showcased in theMattressDude carefully curated, tested and expertly researched, informative buying guides.