The term “hybrid” has become a buzzword in the past few years, used in every industry from cars to energy-saving appliances. And now we’re hearing about “hybrid mattresses.” While the term may seem over-hyped to some, a hybrid mattress is a legitimate and comfortable option for many people.
A hybrid mattress is created when a mattress manufacturer wants to combine the strengths of different mattress types. By using layers of different materials, hybrid mattresses can increase comfort and support while limiting costs for consumers.
To quote The Mattress Buyer’s Guide, “In the case of a memory foam, gel foam, or latex Hybrid mattress, let’s say, what you are likely to find is a 2” or maybe 3” layer of memory foam, latex, or gel foam as the top layer, and underneath you’d likely find a combination of one or two different high density synthetic layers which provide good support and accentuate the comfort of the top layer. The materials are different, thus the term “hybrid”, but the overall effect is to deliver the same or an even higher level of comfort than if the mattress were made from the same material top to bottom.”
At Best Matress in Las Vegas and other locations, we carry a wide variety of hybrid mattress options for buyers to choose from. One brand you may be familiar with is Serta. Their iSeries mattresses come in hybrid models, and are coil-based to provide maximum comfort while sleeping. Perhaps the best option you’ll find from Serta is the Merit Super Pillow Top Mattress. It features a layer of soft cushioning near the top, with memory foam gel underneath, and coil springs under that. The result is a true hybrid experience that will please even the pickiest of bed buyers.
When you’re shopping for your next mattress, don’t let the term hybrid mattress scare you away. In terms of both comfort and cost, a hybrid mattress can be the best of both worlds.