Each hybrid mattress is unique but certain materials are used most often.
- Memory foam
- High-resilience foam
- Pocket springs
A hybrid mattress generally consists of two to four different materials to highlight the advantages of each material.
Memory foam adapts well to the contours of the body, relieves pressure, and has very low motion transfer.
This makes it a great choice for couples, orthopaedic purposes, and anyone looking for superior comfort.
Memory foam is best characterised by its memory imprint.
When pressure is applied, the foam becomes softer and allows the body to form an imprint. This ensures that the foam adapts perfectly to the contours of the body, allowing for maximum comfort.
Due to its extremely high adaptability and pressure relief properties, memory foam is often used for orthopaedic purposes.
As a downside, memory foam tends to be quite soft and retains more heat than other materials.
High-resilience foam offers stability.
It can often be used as a base layer to provide additional support to an otherwise soft mattress.
It is also easier to move on high-resilience foam than it is on memory foam.
Latex is often softer and is known to be more elastic and breathable.
This is a great material for people who prefer a cooler sleeping climate, as well as for restless sleepers.
It is also naturally anti-mite and antibacterial, making it a great choice for anyone suffering from allergies. You can also find natural latex mattresses, which are a great organic choice.
On the downside, latex mattresses can be quite heavy, cumbersome to care for, and quite expensive.
Pocket springs are usually found at the core of the mattress, providing stability, firmness, and good pressure relief.
The gaps between the springs also provide for natural ventilation channels, enhancing the breathability of the mattress.
This provides for a cooler sleeping climate.
Pocket springs are best combined with high-quality foam to enhance comfort.
The different materials used in hybrid mattresses often complement each other and help to create a balance to eliminate any individual disadvantages.
For example, memory foam is enormously comfortable but tends to retain more heat than other materials, increasing the overall sleeping climate.
Pocket springs, in contrast, are airier and much more breathable, resulting in an overall cooler sleeping climate.
By combining memory foam with pocket springs, you’ll get a mattress that’s more temperature neutral than any one of its individual materials.