What Is a Hybrid Mattress? Find Out All About Them Here! (Part 2)

December 08, 2021

What Is a Hybrid Mattress? Find Out All About Them Here! (Part 2)

What Are the Differences Between Hybrid and Memory Foam?

Hybrid and memory foam are both good choices for mattress shoppers and most will find either one comfortable when sleeping. The biggest difference between memory foam and hybrid mattresses are their materials.

Memory foam mattresses are made out of polyurethane, a polymer originally developed for NASA. This material compresses when weight is added, which creates the comfortable “cradling” feeling of memory foam that mold to your body. These mattresses do not have springs or any other materials—they are constructed with 100% memory foam. Depending on the mattress, each foam layer will have different properties (for example, cooling or extra support) and possibly firmness levels.

On the other hand, hybrid mattresses are made out of various materials, including foam. Unlike pure memory foam mattresses, hybrid mattresses have coils at the bottom for support and anti-sagging. Hybrid mattresses feature a comfort layer on top that is made from either latex, polyfoam, or even memory foam. Underneath that, you’ll find even more layers of materials like transitional layers, cooling gels, and more. Most hybrid mattresses will have a top layer, comfort layer, support core, and base layer.

What Are the Benefits of a Hybrid Mattress?

When shopping for a mattress, you really can’t go wrong with a hybrid. With so many options to choose from, there is bound to be a hybrid mattress you’ll love. While you're searching for a hybrid mattress or considering options, here are some benefits of a hybrid mattress to consider.

Pressure Relief

If you wake up with shoulder or hip pains, it's possible that your mattress isn't adequately reducing pressure points. A bed that is too firm may cause pressure on your joints as you sleep. With a hybrid mattress, the memory foams provide pressure relief and are great for reducing pain/pressure on hips and shoulders.

Joint and Back Support

A hybrid mattress combines pocketed coils and memory foam to create joint and back support for all sleeping positions. Whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, hybrid mattresses are designed for comfort and support to provide a bed that is neither too soft nor too firm. This helps keep the mattress surface even to maintain its support properties.

Pocket Coil Support

The innerspring mattress is an old concept. These mattresses are often seen as outdated, but when combined with the new technology of hybrid mattresses, the innersprings provide the powerful support of a traditional mattress. Hybrid mattresses have a pocketed coil system which helps your mattress last longer by preventing sagging.


Memory foam mattresses tend to retain body heat, making you sleep hotter and causing night sweats. Hybrid mattresses contain sophisticated gel-infused memory foams with phase change materials, as well improved airflow to control your body temperature while you sleep.