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What Is A Hybrid Mattress? Merging Comfort and Support for Perfect Sleep

Most hybrid mattresses are a combination of pocket coil support and specialty foam layers. If you are having a hard time finding a comfortable mattress, a hybrid mattress might be the right choice.

If the term “hybrid” is new to you, don’t worry; use this guide to help understand what they are, their benefits, their significance for pressure point relief, and how to choose the right hybrid mattress. 

What Is A Hybrid Mattress?

Most hybrid Mattresses are multi-layered mattresses that offer support and comfort through the combination of specialty comfort foams and pocket coils. This means you will get all the benefits of traditional mattresses but with added benefits. With a hybrid mattress, you will sleep better at night, regardless of your sleeping positions.

The first thing that customers look for in a mattress is comfort. Many people can get a comfortable night's sleep with memory foam mattresses. But, maybe you prefer a more traditional feeling mattress with coils. How about a mattress that prevents you from sweating at night with its cooling gel-infused memory foam? All of this sounds good, but think about getting all these qualities in a single mattress - that’s where a hybrid mattress makes a difference! 

A hybrid mattress is constructed with many layers. The support layer is typically made up of individually wrapped pocket coils, while the upper layer can either be of infused memory foam and/or latex. Our  Stumptown Hybrid Mattress, for instance, has four layers. 

  1. The first component is the breathable plush-knit cover that wicks away moisture.
  2. Next comes the copper-infused gel memory foam adding a cooling effect, durability, and antimicrobial properties
  3. The third layer is made up of individually wrapped pocket coils with dual gauge edge support coils. 
  4. And finally the enviroblend base foam provides a sturdier motion reducing support for our pocket coil system.

All these features make the hybrid Mattress versatile and a perfect option for many, especially those who often switch positions while sleeping. 

Benefits Of Our Hybrid Mattress

Hybrid means you will get the best qualities of both worlds. That’s why this mattress has many benefits, making it an ideal choice compared to memory foam or traditional spring mattresses. 

Let’s discuss this in detail and see if these features motivate you to shift from your regular mattress to our hybrid mattress. 

Extraordinary Versatility

The versatility of our hybrid mattress is impeccable. It can comfortably mold to pressure points and release body heat. This mattress easily accommodates and contours the body and comes back to its original shape after you get up. 

Sleepers struggling to find a suitable mattress should look into this because a hybrid mattress holds the body in perfect alignment while contouring around the shoulders and hips enables you to improve your posture. All these qualities make this a comfortable and versatile option. 

Reduced Motion Transfer

If you are a light sleeper, you know that nothing is more frustrating than waking up in the middle of the night due to even the slightest mattress movement. If you are going through this problem, you are sleeping on the wrong mattress.

Hybrid mattresses with roughly 2 inches or more of specialty comfort foams are typically a great option. Moreover, the individual pocket coils also aid in reducing motion transfer.

Enhanced Comfort And Better Support

Oftentimes, traditional mattresses provide little comfort, which means less sleep. Poor sleep can be the trigger for stress, which then causes other health problems. In this situation, you need a comfortable mattress. 

A good mattress offers comfort, significantly improves sleep, and keeps your mind fresh.

Easier To Set Up

two people installing a hybrid mattress

If you are living in a small space, you know how difficult it can be to transport a mattress. Although hybrid mattresses have many layers, they still come in box packaging, making them easier to deliver and set up. 

Offers Pressure Point Relief

These mattresses are perfect if you suffer constant pressure point aches as they tend to relieve your pressure points with their contouring design. They promote deeper, restful sleep, which is essential to better health.

The right hybrid mattress will help relieve back pain and pressure points. This is achieved using breathable materials of varying densities that help spinal alignment. It will also ensure that your weight is distributed evenly throughout the surface of the mattress.

Long Lasting

Our hybrid mattress offers everything one could ask for in a high-quality mattress. It provides very little motion transfer, a comfortable and breathable temperature neutral sleep surface, with a ten year warranty, making it a durable choice. 

So, if you also want value for your money, our hybrid mattress is the investment for you. 

Hybrid Vs. Memory Foam Mattress

Choosing the right mattress for you doesn’t have to be challenging. Memory foam and hybrids are two of the most common mattresses on the market. Both mattresses have their own pros and cons. 

To help you find the ideal mattress, we have done some digging to determine which is a better option.

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are visco elastic petroleum foam mattresses with comfortable support that slowly contours as weight and heat are applied. 

  • Many have a built-in high-density foam support layer.
  • Most memory foam mattresses last 7-10 years.
  • Many memory foam mattress prices are relatively less than hybrid mattresses.
  • Memory foam mattresses help contour the body and relieve pressure on your back and hips.
  • Their motion transfer is completely isolated in contrast to minimal motion transfer with a hybrid.


  • Affordable
  • Perfect for combination sleepers
  • Enhanced Pressure Relief and Motion Isolation
  • Antimicrobial


  • Can have a “stuck” sensation
  • May run warmer
  • Made mostly of petroleum

Hybrid Mattress

hybrid mattress diaphrame

Most hybrid mattresses have a pocket coil support which is great for air flow and a more traditional feel. The comfort layers often consist of memory foam and/or latex. Latex provides buoyant (less stuck feeling) support and memory foam provides pressure point relief. The combination of the two materials can be great for spinal alignment.

  • Pocket coils provide a more breathable and responsive sleep surface.
  • Most hybrid mattresses have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years.
  • Pocketed coils reduce motion transfer.
  • Offer support to all sleep positions.


  • Balance of comfort and support
  • Durable
  • Breathable


  • Can be higher priced
  • Typically heavier weight

Are Hybrid Mattresses Good For People With Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the leading causes of poor sleeping patterns. Sleeping on a mattress that doesn't offer comfort and support causes upper and lower back pain. That is why it is important to find the right mattress for your body. The right hybrid mattress can help align the spine and relieve pressure, and ease back pain. 

What Type Of Platform Is Suitable For A Hybrid Mattress?

hybrid mattress bed platform

Now it's time to choose a suitable platform for your mattress. The longevity and warranty of your mattress depends on what type of platform you use. Using the right platform can ensure the quality of your bed stays the same and prevents early sagging. When choosing a platform, you must ensure the slats are close enough and have an adequate center support to properly support your mattress. Solid surfaces can cause mold in many climates, so slats are typically the best option. Flat slats are typically best as bowed slats will wear the mattress unevenly.

Hybrid Mattress Care And Maintenance

Taking good care of your hybrid mattress is necessary to ensure longevity. Though hybrid mattresses are a great option when it comes to durability, you still need to take good care of them. 

Hybrid Mattress Maintenance Tips

Here are some maintenance tips that you should keep in mind.

  • The first tip is to protect the mattress from external damage and stains by adding a mattress protector. It’s a cost-effective investment that can go a long way. Adding the protector means introducing a physical barrier that protects the mattress surface from liquid spills, stains, etc. to keep it clean and dry. Body oils deteriorate foams faster, which is another great reason to have a barrier between you and your mattress.
  • Rotating a mattress is essential to its longevity. An ideal schedule is every two weeks for the first three months to break it in evenly, then every three months for the life of the mattress. 
  • Avoid sitting on the edges of the mattress for long durations, as it can wear down the edge support. 
  • Compared to other mattresses, hybrids are some of the heaviest available in the market. So, you have to use a sturdy, supportive base. If the supportive base is not suitable for the mattress, it will be prone to bending and sagging. 

Cleaning Hybrid Mattress

Using harsh cleaning products on your mattress is not ideal. Minor stains can be cleaned using a product called Folex found in the cleaning aisle in most stores.

It is not recommended to use water (or any liquids) on your mattress as it may not fully dry and cause mold to build up over time or deteriorate your comfort foams. This can also discolor your mattress which will result in a voided warranty.

It is best to use a protector or pad to keep your mattress clean.

How To Choose The Right Hybrid Mattress?

Choosing a hybrid mattress doesn’t have to be difficult. If you are a newbie, fret not, we have got you covered. All you need to do is ask yourself these questions before choosing and you will know whether it’s the right choice for you.

What Is Your Sleeping Position?

Your sleeping position decides which mattress will be best for you. So, make sure you know your comfortable sleeping position before going on a hunt for a mattress. 

Side sleepers typically need more cushion for their shoulders and hips. Back sleepers typically need a firmer surface to be held even. But don’t go so firm that you get a gap in your lower back. And stomach sleepers typically need the firmest surface to keep the stomach from pulling the spine out of alignment.

What Are The Specifications Of The Mattress Construction?

Like a cake, not all mattresses have the same ingredients and layers. So, you have to check the specifications to decide if it is the right flavor for you. Ask about the materials and how they are layered to get a better idea. 

You may find that you like the lift of latex closer to your body, or the pressure point relief of memory foam closer to your body. Each person has different needs in a mattress. This is because we are all shaped differently, carry weight in different areas, have different aches and pains, sleep in different positions, and prefer different sensations. Some of us run cold and want a warmer cozy mattress. Some of us run hot and need more air flow. That is why it is a good idea to find a mattress with a good exchange or return policy.

Is The Mattress Designed To Contour Your Body Shape?

You can only get a restful sleep if the mattress contours to your body, which means it can cradle your body's weight or lift into your curves. Mattresses with more contouring have comparatively less pressure points. So, keep all these points in mind when buying a hybrid mattress. 

What Is The Firmness Level Of The Mattress?

Different firmness levels are available. You can choose the firmness level based on your preference, body weight, and sleeping position. 

Does The Mattress Offer Motion Isolation?

Motion isolation is a must-have for most people who share a mattress with someone. It ensures you are not disturbed by the movement of your partner and get a restful night of sleep. 

How Does The Mattress Regulate Temperature?

Hybrid mattresses allow airflow, which regulates body temperature. Besides this, you can look for specific materials that help keep the temperature cool. 


Most hybrid mattresses are an ideal option for people who are struggling with back pain or sleepless nights because they can’t seem to find the right level of comfort. Hybrid mattresses are easier to set up, offer more pressure point relief, while ensuring comfort and a traditional support. Investing in our sustainable mattresses will likely be the best decision you will ever make. 

Take good care of these mattresses to ensure longevity. Also, check all the necessary specifications before buying the mattress, such as design, quality, motion transfer, temperature regulation, etc. 

Now that you know everything you need to know about hybrid mattresses, it may be time to invest in one. Visit Stumptown Mattress to explore your options.

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