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By Logan Foley

If you want both plush cushioning and sturdy support from your mattress, a hybrid may be just the Goldilocks option for you.

Hybrids combine foam or latex comfort layers with the coil systems of traditional innersprings. The result is a balance of pressure relief, responsiveness, edge support, and temperature regulation that other mattress types rarely match.

Want to learn more about our top mattress selections? Our guide to the best mattress of the year features several hybrid models. We also cover mattresses geared toward certain types of people, such as the best mattresses for side sleepers.

What’s the Best Hybrid Mattress?

The Helix Midnight earns our pick for best hybrid of 2024 thanks to its balanced medium firm feel, adaptive foam layers, and strong pocketed coils — all at an approachable price-point.

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“As a side sleeper, I was impressed with the Helix Midnight’s even balance of support and pressure relief. The memory foam deeply cradles your pressure points while the coils limit sinkage. The bed is worth considering if you’re someone who often experiences pressure buildup.” – Logan Foley, Editorial Director

  • Pros

    1. Reinforced perimeter coils add bounce and edge support

    2. Foam comfort layers ensure above-average motion isolation

    3. Affordably priced for a hybrid

  • Cons

    1. Foam layers may trap emit strong initial off-gassing

    2. Inadequate support for some back and stomach sleepers over 230 pounds

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$749 – $1,399

Trial Period

100 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

Helix has an extensive line of hybrid mattresses designed for specific types of sleepers in terms of position and body type. The Helix Midnight is one of the brand’s most popular offerings thanks to a balanced medium firm (6) design that cushions and contours to your body while providing sturdy overall support. Our testing found these qualities make the mattress particularly well-suited to side sleeping.

How It Performed

The mattress performed best among our side sleepers over 130 pounds and most back and stomach sleepers under 230 pounds. The memory foam contoured evenly to reduce pressure for our testers without sinking too much. Reinforced coils along the perimeter limit sinkage when you get in and out of bed. We also found the coils promote enough airflow to help the mattress sleep cool despite memory foam beneath the surface.

An affordable price-point makes the Helix Midnight a compelling choice if you want a well-made yet affordable hybrid option. If you want a step up, we recommend opting for the pricier Helix Midnight Luxe, which includes an extra layer of gel-infused foam and a zoned design to the innerspring coils.

What It’s Made of

The construction of the Helix Midnight starts with a 100% polyester cover that feels smooth and soft, and we found it retains little heat. Below the cover, the comfort system includes two layers of foam. The top layer is Helix’s formulation of memory foam, known as Memory Plus Foam. Our testers noted that it compresses to accommodate pressure points but with slightly more bounce and less heat buildup than traditional memory foam.

Beneath the memory foam is a layer of transition polyfoam. This material felt firmer, working along with the support core to keep you from sinking too far into the bed. The Helix Midnight’s support core has two layers, the larger of which is made with pocketed innerspring coils. As in other hybrids we’ve tested, these coils improved edge support and responsiveness while transferring less motion than old-fashioned coils. A thin layer of high-density polyfoam serves as a shock-absorbing base for the coils.

The Helix Midnight comes with a 100-night risk-free sleep trial and is protected by a 10-year warranty covering mattress defects. Customers living in all 50 states are eligible for free shipping.

“The Brooklyn Bedding Signature is an affordable hybrid with a quilted surface that lightly cushions your body without excessive body-hugging. The multiple firmness options ensure the mattress will serve almost all sleeper types.” – Jackson Lindeke, Executive Director

  • Pros

    1. Foam comfort layers combine the contouring of memory foam with the bounce of latex

    2. Reinforced perimeter coils create push-back and limit sinkage

    3. Three firmness levels to accommodate different types of sleepers

  • Cons

    1. Foam layers may trap heat without cooling panel upgrade

    2. Firmness exchanges not available during trial period

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$499 – $1,199

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

If you’re in the market for a hybrid mattress but have a limited shopping budget, the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid is a great option. While the price-point for this mattress falls well below average for a hybrid model, high-quality materials and strong performance across the board elevate the Signature Hybrid to the same level as many of its more expensive competitors we’ve tested.

How It Performed

The Signature Hybrid is available in three firmness levels: medium soft (4), medium firm (6), and firm (8). Performance for the Signature Hybrid depends largely on your selected firmness level. The medium soft model was most popular among the side sleepers on our testing team who weigh up to 230 pounds, as well as back sleepers under 130 pounds. Medium firm models earned the most favorable ratings from back and stomach sleepers between 130 to 230 pounds. Lastly, the firm Signature Hybrid fared best with back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds.

Regardless of firmness, our testers noticed a fair amount of responsiveness from this mattress. The TitanFlex layer cushions the body to a noticeable extent but also feels bouncy, making it relatively easy for testers to move across the surface. The perimeter coils also minimized sinkage along the edges, especially those with medium firm or firm feels. The Signature Hybrid excelled in our temperature neutrality tests thanks to steady airflow through the coils.

What It’s Made of

Medium soft and medium firm models begin with adaptive foam quilted into the cover, followed by a comfort layer of TitanFlex. We noticed this proprietary material offers a balance of cushioning and latex-like responsiveness. A dense polyfoam transitional layer rounds out the comfort system. Firm models feature the same components, but the top two layers are thinner, and the transitional layer is thicker to create a more supportive feel.

All versions of the Signature Hybrid are constructed with pocketed coil support cores. Each coil moves independently from the others, and testers noted great stability for the mattress without too much motion transfer. Coils along the perimeter are reinforced to prevent deep sinkage when you get in and out of bed. The entire mattress is encased in a breathable knit cover.

The Signature Hybrid is available in 14 different sizes, including a split California king if you own an adjustable bed and several options for RV owners. In addition to an affordable price-point, the Signature Hybrid qualifies for free ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Each order comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.

“The deep plushness of the DreamCloud Premier helps it stand apart from other hybrids we’ve tested. Beds with this level of softness often sink too much, but the Premier cradled our bodies closely without compromising support. If you’re a side sleeper between 130 and 230 pounds, you’ll especially enjoy the feel of the Premier.” – Logan Foley, Editorial Director

  • Pros

    1. Thick memory foam layers cradle the body for excellent pressure relief

    2. Foam absorbs movement to prevent motion transfer

    3. Cashmere blend cover feels soft to touch

  • Cons

    1. People who weigh more than 230 pounds may sink too much

    2. Initial off-gassing odor can be somewhat harsh

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$699 – $1,798

Trial Period

365 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The DreamCloud Premier has a thick luxurious construction composed of plush foam layers and a supportive coil base. Of all the hybrid models we’ve tested, this mattress offers one of the most even balances of comfort and support. This means the bed performed well across multiple performance categories in our test lab, but our side sleepers awarded the Premier its highest ratings.

How It Performed

All of our testers experienced deep cradling from the bed’s thick foam layers, which helped ease pressure off the shoulders and hips – areas that are particularly prone to pressure buildup during sleep. The thick foam design also absorbed motion well, so we hardly felt each other’s movements when testing the mattress for motion isolation. For a bed with such exceptional plushness, the Premier still retains strong edge support thanks to the reinforced perimeter.

Every tester across all sleep positions and weight categories rated this model favorably, but our side-sleeping testers between 130 and 230 pounds gave it the highest marks. These testers received excellent cushioning for their shoulders and hips but still felt supported in the lower back.

What It’s Made of

The DreamCloud Premier begins with a cover made of a cashmere blend fabric, quilted with an inch of memory foam that closely cradled our bodies during tests. Beneath is an inch of polyfoam with a slightly more supportive feel, followed by a 2.5-inch memory foam layer that’s zoned to give you extra support where your body needs it. Another inch of polyfoam buffers your body from the 8.5-inch coil system, which comprises the bed’s base.

You will receive a 365-night sleep trial with this mattress, and it’s further backed by a lifetime warranty. DreamCloud offers free shipping throughout the contiguous U.S.

“We found that the Saatva Classic offers outstanding contouring and pressure relief for areas like the shoulders, hips, and spine. The bed also runs slightly cooler than other hybrids we’ve tested, thanks to the breathable coil-on-coil design.” – Tom Ryan, Head of Product Testing

  • Pros

    1. Dual-coil design enables excellent airflow

    2. Lumbar pad provides additional lower back support

    3. Free White Glove delivery

  • Cons

    1. Returns incur a $99 processing fee

    2. Limited motion isolation for couples

Mattress Type

Innerspring

Firmness Options

Soft (3), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$995 – $2,710

Trial Period

365 Nights ($99 Return Fee)

Product Details

The Saatva Classic is a luxury hybrid that comes in three different firmness options to cater to your unique sleep preferences. With coils in both its support core and comfort system, the Saatva is an innovative take on the traditional innerspring that provides a solid balance of support, pressure relief, and bounce.

How It Performed

You can opt for soft (3), medium firm (6), or firm (8) designs in 11.5- and 14.5-inch profiles. The firm feel was best suited to our testers weighing at least 130 pounds, especially those who sleep on their backs or stomachs. Lighter sleepers who use these positions and side sleepers across all weight groups should feel more comfortable on the soft or medium firm models.

We found cooling to be a major strength of the Saatva Classic. Two coil layers circulate air to help the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature, and the cover is composed of breathable organic cotton. The coil layers also reinforce the edges to prevent sinkage and help you easily get in and out of bed.

What It’s Made of

We appreciated the Saatva’s luxurious Euro-top design with a moisture-wicking organic cotton cover. The comfort system contains adaptive materials that cushion the body and lighten the impact on your pressure points. A foam lumbar pad beneath the lower back promoted spinal alignment for our testers, and this is followed by a layer of pocketed microcoils to enhance the bed’s responsiveness. The support core features recycled-steel hourglass coils encased in high-density foam around the perimeter that prevented us from slipping off at the edges.

Saatva offers free White Glove delivery within the contiguous U.S. This includes in-home setup and old mattress haul-away at no extra charge. The bed comes with a 365-night sleep trial, during which you can try out the mattress and return it for a $99 fee. A lifetime warranty covers defects in the mattress for as long as you retain full ownership.

“If you’re looking for a well-balanced hybrid, I highly recommend the WinkBed for its cushioned Euro-top and sturdy coils. Two of our testers have slept on a WinkBed for 2 years and rave about the support, reporting little to no sagging. With four firmness options, including the WinkBed Plus, there’s a comfortable model for most sleepers.” – Brad Nehring, Senior Product Manager

  • Pros

    1. Euro-top offers cushioning to relieve pressure points

    2. Zoned coil system enhances support to lumbar region

    3. Reinforced perimeter boosts edge support

  • Cons

    1. Firmer versions may generate motion transfer and disrupt sleep for couples

    2. Thick profile may necessitate a deep-pocket fitted sheet

Mattress Type

Innerspring

Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7), Firm (8)

Price Range

$1,149 – $2,049

Trial Period

120 nights (30 night requirement)

Product Details

If you prefer a hybrid mattress that offers cushioning while staying responsive, the WinkBed is a first-rate choice. The mattress earns high marks for its overall performance and comfortability. While the bed has a sturdy feel, it also delivers notable pressure relief that we found can help alleviate back pain at night.

How It Performed

The WinkBed comes in three firmness levels – Softer (4), Luxury Firm (6), and Firmer (7) – as well as the WinkBed Plus (8), designed specifically for sleepers over 230 pounds. Depending on the firmness you choose, the WinkBed offers distinct benefits.

The Softer WinkBed earned high marks from our side and back sleepers under 130 pounds, who prefer a bit of extra cushioning. The Luxury Firm model was the most versatile and balanced. Our back and stomach sleepers up to 230 pounds benefitted from this mix of cushioning and support. Side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds enjoyed this feel as well. Side sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds, as well as back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds enjoyed the Firmer WinkBed. The WinkBed Plus was a hit among our testers over 230 pounds across sleeping position groups.

All WinkBed models offer superior edge support thanks to the reinforced perimeter coils. The coil system also circulates air throughout the interior, which helps keep the mattress very cool. The bed generates less motion transfer than other hybrids we’ve tested, but if you prioritize motion isolation, we recommend opting for the Softer model. Couples who value responsiveness for sex should find any model suitable, but the Luxury Firm, Firmer, and Plus options earned the highest ratings.

What It’s Made of

All models begin with a quilted Euro-top composed of gel-infused polyfoam inside a Tencel cover. The Softer, Luxury Firm, and Firmer WinkBeds feature a firmer layer of SupportCell polyfoam beneath the pillow-top. Our testers noted this proprietary material offers even contouring, but a dense composition enables it to push back moderately against your body and keep you from sinking into the core. For additional support, the WinkBed Plus features a layer of latex.

The support core is composed of pocketed coils. These springs are arranged to give the mattress a more robust feel around the edges and in other key support zones. Because they are individually wrapped, each coil retains an independent range of motion, allowing them to react directly to your body’s pressure. As a result, we found these coils can cut down on motion transfer and provide greater spinal support.

Shipping to customers in the contiguous U.S. is free. For all models, WinkBeds provides a 120-night sleep trial to test the bed, during which you can exchange for a new firmness level for free. If unsatisfied, you can return the mattress anytime after the 30-night break-in period for a full refund. The WinkBed comes with a lifetime warranty against structural defects.

“Excellent temperature control, strong edge support, and a gentle bounce without too much motion transfer all make the Leesa Sapira Hybrid a solid choice for co-sleepers. We also found that the balanced medium firm feel appeals to a wide range of sleeper types.” ― Logan Foley, Editorial Director

  • Pros

    1. Thick foam layers contour evenly without too much body hug

    2. Ventilated top layer helps minimize heat buildup on the surface

    3. Reinforced perimeter coils protect the edges from deep sinkage

  • Cons

    1. Back and stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may not receive enough support

    2. Strong off-gassing odor for the first few nights

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$1,349 – $2,299

Trial Period

100 nights (30 night requirement)

Product Details

The Leesa Sapira Hybrid checks all of the important boxes for couples and has a balanced design that’s suitable for most sleep positions and body types. Our hands-on tests confirm the mattress sleeps cool, isolates motion well, and maintains a stable perimeter to ensure full use of its sleep surface as you and your partner see fit.

How It Performed

The Sapira Hybrid is medium firm (6). As such, the mattress earned especially favorable ratings from our side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds, and our back and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. Combination sleepers on our team also appreciated the light responsiveness, allowing them to change positions without feeling stuck.

Most hybrids sleep cool thanks to steady airflow through their coil systems. The Sapira Hybrid takes temperature control one step further with an aerated top foam layer to push airflow near the surface. During our tests, we noticed motion isolation is another strength of the Sapira Hybrid. While many coil mattresses generate motion transfer that can disrupt sleep for couples, this model’s thick foam layers absorb and muffle movement to maintain a tranquil surface.

What It’s Made of

The Sapira Hybrid’s comfort system contains three foam layers, beginning with plush, adaptive polyfoam quilted to the cover. This layer is ventilated with holes. Underlying memory foam and polyfoam layers provide extra cushioning while pushing back against your weight. Pocketed coils and dense base foam in the support core deliver excellent overall stability, and the reinforced perimeter minimizes sinkage when you get in and out of bed. A breathable knit cover encases the mattress.

The Sapira Hybrid’s sticker price is on par with that of the average hybrid model, and ground shipping is free for shoppers in all 50 states. Each purchase includes two complimentary Leesa pillows. Your sleep trial runs for 100 nights. You may return the mattress for a full refund during this time frame. Alternatively, those who keep their hybrid receive a 10-year warranty against workmanship defects.

“The Nolah Evolution 15 offers a perfect combination of cushioning along the spine and strong support for the lower back. The polyfoam layers don’t conform as closely as memory foam, so this bed is a great choice for sleepers who find other foam hybrids excessively plush.” – Lauren Fountain, Senior Product Editor

  • Pros

    1. Three firmness options

    2. Euro-top provides a plush surface feel

    3. Perimeter reinforcement enhances edge support

  • Cons

    1. Limited options for people who want a soft to medium soft mattress

    2. All returns incur a $99 fee

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$1,004 – $2,143

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The Nolah Evolution 15 is a quintessential hybrid mattress, offering an even mix of support and cushioning to ensure healthy sleep posture. Available in three different firmness options, the mattress should feel comfortable for a wide array of sleeper types.

How It Performed

Thanks to the three firmness options, the Nolah Evolution suits a variety of sleepers. Our testing team found the medium (5) feel best suited to side sleepers up to 230 pounds and back sleepers under 130 pounds. The medium firm (6) and firm (8) options were popular among our back- and stomach-sleeping testers.

The three models also had slight differences in performance. All performed well when it came to responsiveness, temperature regulation, and ease of movement, but the medium firm and firm models excelled in these categories. The firm model also performed slightly better in edge support, making it an excellent choice if you have trouble getting in and out of bed. In terms of pressure relief, the medium feel outperformed other models. Our testers with sharp pressure points and lower back pain benefited from this model.

What It’s Made of

A cover made from proprietary ArcticTex fabric encases the mattress, which begins with polyfoam quilted into the Euro-top. ArticTex fabric is designed to keep the surface cool to the touch. Next is a layer of proprietary AirFoamICE, a graphite-infused polyfoam meant to conduct heat away from the body to regulate temperature. Our testers noted this layer also gently cradles the body to relieve pressure buildup in the joints.

Two dense polyfoam transitional layers prevent you from sinking excessively and help evenly distribute your weight. Pocketed coils in the support core are zoned around your midsection and the perimeter for extra reinforcement. The coils rest on a base layer made from recycled plant fibers. The bottom half of the encasement features handles, so you can easily move the mattress around.

Nolah ships free to the contiguous U.S. and offers a 120-night sleep trial. You can opt out of the sleep trial to save up to $160 on your purchase. Evolution 15 purchases are backed by lifetime warranties, which protect against structural defects.

“I found the Nectar Premier Copper Hybrid’s adaptive-yet-firm design makes it an excellent option across all body types for back and stomach sleepers, as well as people who switch between these positions. We were also impressed with the bed’s cooling abilities during our temperature control tests.” – Danny Noyed, Senior Editor

  • Pros

    1. Euro-top hybrid design provides an adaptive feel without sacrificing support

    2. Phase change material keeps the surface cool and comfortable

    3. All orders include a 365-night trial period

  • Cons

    1. Too firm for many side sleepers

    2. High potential for strong odor after unboxing

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Firm (7)

Price Range

$1,199 – $1,899

Trial Period

365 nights

Product Details

We generally recommend choosing a mattress based on your primary sleep position, but this advice can be tricky if you are a combination sleeper who uses different positions on any given night. The Nectar Premier Copper Hybrid offers a balance of gentle surface cushioning and sturdy coil support, resulting in a firm (7) feel that combination back and stomach sleepers should find particularly appealing.

How It Performed

During our hands-on tests, the Premier Copper Hybrid earned favorable ratings from back sleepers across all weight groups, stomach sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds, and side sleepers over 230 pounds. The thick foam layers contoured closely enough to promote even alignment and reduce pressure for these sleepers without sinking too much beneath their weight.

Temperature control proved to be a major strength of the Premier Copper Hybrid. Phase change material infused in the top foam layer captures and releases body heat on contact, and the coils promote plenty of airflow to keep the interior cool. We were also impressed with the hybrid’s motion isolation. Although the coils produce a light bounce, the three foam layers absorb movement well and decrease motion transfer by a significant degree.

What It’s Made of

The Premier Copper Hybrid’s comfort system begins with two memory foam comfort layers, the second composed of high-density foam to contour evenly without sinking too much. A transitional polyfoam layer provides extra cushioning while keeping your body aloft. Phase change material infused in the top layer helps the surface resist heat absorption.

Pocketed coils and dense base foam make up the support core. Thicker coils line the perimeter to reduce sinkage when you sleep near the edges of the mattress or get in and out of bed. The cover is made of quilted polyester and woven with Mircoban, an antimicrobial agent intended to safeguard your sleep surface from bacteria and other contaminants.

The Premier Copper Hybrid is competitively priced, and standard ground shipping is free to customers in the contiguous U.S. Nectar’s 365-night sleep trial is one of the longest in the online mattress industry, ensuring ample time to test the hybrid and decide whether it’s right for you. Those who keep their mattress after the trial ends also receive a lifetime warranty.

“The Bear Elite Hybrid offers even contouring thanks to the memory foam layer on top, while zoned polyfoam and coil layers beneath ensure you’re still getting robust support where it’s most needed. With three firmness options to choose from, this mattress caters to a lot of different sleep preferences.” – Colin Simpson, Product Research Manager

  • Pros

    1. Available in three firmness levels

    2. Celliant-blend cover keeps the surface cool to the touch

    3. Zoned transitional layer feels firmer around the midsection and softer elsewhere

  • Cons

    1. People weighing more than 230 pounds may sink when moving across the surface

    2. Foam layers can produce strong initial off-gassing

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$1,231 – $2,548

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night break-in period)

Product Details

Pressure buildup during sleep is common, especially if your mattress feels too soft or too firm. The Bear Elite Hybrid is available in three designs, each with a distinct feel to accommodate specific body types and sleep positions. All three models feature adaptive foam layers that contour closely and robust coils that cushion to keep your body on an even plane.

How It Performed

The medium (5) Elite Hybrid earned favorable ratings from our side and back sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds, who enjoyed the deep cushioning and close conforming. Our back and stomach sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds preferred the firm (8) design for its strong support and gentle contouring. If you weigh 130 to 230 pounds, you may find the medium firm (6) model most comfortable. This mattress proved to be the most balanced of the three.

The Elite Hybrid excelled during our temperature control tests. None of our testers reported excessive warmth, and our thermal sensors detected little to no heat retention on the surface. Ease of movement was another highlight. The zoned transitional and support layers deliver enough bounce to prevent sinkage when you move across the surface and sit along the perimeter.

What It’s Made of

The Elite Hybrid begins with a memory foam comfort layer, followed by a polyfoam transitional layer. The latter is divided into five firmness zones, resulting in a firmer feel beneath the midsection and more give for the head and legs. Pocketed coils and dense base foam make up the support core. The coils are also zoned to reinforce heavier areas of the body.

Celliant fibers and phase change material woven into the cover are intended to dissipate heat. As a result, the Elite Hybrid’s surface should feel cool at all times. A 14-inch profile makes this mattress a high-profile model, so you may need deep-pocket sheets.

Bear offers free ground shipping throughout the contiguous U.S., and each order comes with two free pillows. Your purchase also includes a 120-night trial period, and you’ll receive a lifetime warranty against structural and material defects if you decide to keep the Elite Hybrid. An accident protection plan covering stains and other types of physical damage is available for an additional fee.

“As a side sleeper who has slept on the Layla Hybrid for several years, I highly recommend this mattress for its plush foam layers. The foam eases pressure off my shoulders and hips, not to mention it’s an inviting surface to fall into after a long day. The firm side is just right for me.” – Tom Ryan, Head of Product Testing

  • Pros

    1. Dual-sided with two firmness levels

    2. Copper-infused memory foam designed to contour with minimal heat retention

    3. Zoned transitional layer for targeted support

  • Cons

    1. Mattress is somewhat heavy and difficult to flip

    2. Those seeking a medium firm feel may not feel comfortable on either side

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Reversible: Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)

Price Range

$1,299 – $1,899

Trial Period

120 nights

Product Details

Due to its unique flippable design, the Layla Hybrid offers you two firmness levels in one mattress: medium soft (4) and firm (7). This flexible design accommodates a diverse range of sleepers, ensuring optimal support and pressure relief for most people regardless of body type or preferred sleep position.

How It Performed

The Layla Hybrid suited most of our testers across body types and sleeping positions thanks to the reversible design. The firm side was more popular among our testers who weigh more than 230 pounds, who experience better spinal alignment and support for their hips and shoulders with a thinner comfort layer. Meanwhile, testers below 230 pounds appreciated the deep pressure-relieving cradle of the medium side. The zoned polyfoam transitional layer and pocketed coils support the heavier areas of your body, such as the hips and shoulders, while cushioning your head and neck.

The two sides had slight variations in their performance across our testing criteria. Couples who prioritize motion isolation and noise absorption may appreciate the softer model. The thicker foam comfort system absorbed most movement transfer when our testers rolled across the mattress. The firmer model conforms to the body less, which earned it higher marks in our temperature control tests. Our heat guns detected minimal heat buildup on the surface.

What It’s Made of

The mattress starts with a memory foam comfort layer on each side that adapts to the body to relieve pressure. These layers are infused with copper meant to keep the bed’s surface cool. Underneath is a zoned polyfoam transitional layer that offers pushback to the midsection and reduces sinkage. The softer side features thicker comfort layers for extra cushioning, while the firmer side’s thinner comfort system ensures an even sleep surface.

Pocketed coils make up the shared support core, offering targeted support to prevent uncomfortable sagging. The bed also features a reinforced perimeter, ensuring sleepers can comfortably use the entire sleep surface without slipping off. A breathable cover made from a stretchy polyester, rayon, viscose, and poly-lycra blend encases the entire mattress.

Layla offers free shipping for customers who reside in the contiguous U.S. and backs the mattress with a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.

“The Emma Hybrid Comfort’s adaptive design gives the mattress a leg up in performance categories like motion isolation and pressure relief, but the support system is solid and well suited to sleepers across all weight groups. A yearlong trial further sweetens the deal for shoppers who need extra time testing out their new bed.” – Logan Foley, Editorial Director

  • Pros

    1. Adaptive foam layers contour evenly without sinking excessively

    2. Thick, zoned coils and high-density base foam create a strong support system

    3. All orders include a 365-night trial period

  • Cons

    1. Surface may hug too closely for people who prefer responsive mattresses

    2. Foam layers likely to emit strong initial off-gassing

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$739 – $1,499

Trial Period

365 nights (4-week try-out request)

Product Details

People who weigh more than 230 pounds typically need a firm, supportive mattress that won’t sink excessively or buckle beneath their weight. At the same time, cushioning is needed to ensure restful sleep and limited pressure buildup during the night. The Emma Hybrid Comfort is a medium firm (6) model designed with adaptive foam comfort layers over a support system bolstered with pocketed coils and dense base foam. While the mattress contours somewhat closely, our tests show people over 230 pounds should find the mattress comfortable — especially if they sleep on their side or back.

How It Performed

During our hands-on tests, the Hybrid Comfort earned favorable ratings from side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds. These testers appreciated the close, even contouring and sturdy reinforcement, which allowed them to lie on their side without feeling too much pressure in their shoulders and hips. Back and stomach sleepers also enjoyed the mattress for its balance of cushioning and support.

Unlike many coil mattresses we’ve tested, the Hybrid Comfort performed well during our motion isolation and pressure relief tests. These findings can be attributed to adaptive foam layers in the comfort system, which absorb movement and cradle sensitive areas along the spine. You may notice a bit of hugging from the foam, but most of our testers got on and off the mattress with relative ease.

What It’s Made of

The Hybrid Comfort begins with a top comfort layer of adaptive polyfoam, followed by memory foam and transitional polyfoam layers. These materials contour closely and respond slowly to movement, creating a cloud-like surface that hugs your body. The top layer’s open-cell composition also resists heat retention and helps the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature.

The support core contains pocketed coils over high-density base foam. Since the coils are divided into seven zones, you’ll feel extra pushback around the chest, stomach, and hips. A polyester cover encases the mattress.

The Hybrid Comfort is competitively priced and standard ground shipping is free within the contiguous U.S. Emma’s generous sleep trial allows you to test the mattress for up to 365 nights. Returns are free during this time frame, but those who keep their mattress receive a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

“The foam layers in the Silk & Snow Hybrid mattress provide excellent spinal cushioning, while the coil support core ensures a stable sleeping surface. We recommend this mattress for individuals who experience painful pressure buildup in the spine during sleep.” – Danny Noyed, Senior Editor

  • Pros

    1. Foam layers provide strong pressure relief

    2. Zoned coils offer enhanced lumbar support

    3. Airflow through coils helps cool the bed

  • Cons

    1. Limited support for people who weigh more than 230 pounds

    2. Coils can cause motion transfer and disrupt sleep for couples

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$650 – $950

Trial Period

100 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The Silk & Snow Hybrid is a well-rounded bed made of foam and a pocketed coil core. This balanced design is a good fit if you seek strong cushioning along the spine without sacrificing support for healthy sleep posture, even if you frequently switch positions at night.

How It Performed

Of all the sleep positions, side sleepers on our team found this bed most comfortable. This sleep position exerts extra pressure on the shoulders and hips, so the foam layers should minimize pressure buildup in these areas. Our back sleepers up to 230 pounds also found this bed fairly comfortable. We found that this bed sleeps fairly cool, thanks to the air circulation through the coils. In addition, the foam layers aren’t exceptionally thick, so they contour your body less and ultimately trap less heat than thicker foam layers.

What It’s Made of

The mattress begins with a layer of quilted polyfoam, followed by a layer of high-density memory foam. These layers closely contour to your body to alleviate pressure buildup. The support core is composed of pocketed coils that respond to your body but also push back to generate support. The coils are zoned with enhanced lumbar support to ensure your midsection won’t sink in excessively. A polyester and spandex cover is engineered to reduce antimicrobial growth.

Silk & Snow offers a 100-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty if you choose to keep the mattress beyond the trial. Shipping is free to the contiguous U.S. and all Canadian provinces.

Watch Video: We Tested the Best Hybrid Mattresses of 2024 – Here Are Our Favorites

Watch our video below to learn more about our lab’s top picks for hybrid mattresses.

Our top hybrid picks are described in detail below. We took factors, such as durability and sticker price, into account since these considerations will also influence many shoppers’ decisions. If you are unfamiliar with hybrid beds, scroll down to read our in-depth guide to hybrid mattresses. We cover what hybrid beds are made of, who hybrid beds are best for, and other common questions that relate to hybrid beds.

Choose a hybrid if:Skip a hybrid if:
  • You like the bouncy feel of a coil-based mattress
  • You are a side sleeper and/or need at least moderate pressure relief
  • You weigh over 230 pounds and want a sturdy mattress
  • You like having multiple brands and models to choose from
  • Your top priority is deep contouring
  • You want the utmost in motion isolation
  • You need a mattress that is lighter and easier to move
  • You are shopping on a limited budget but still want multiple options to choose from

Expert Tested. Sleeper Approved.

Over the past eight years, our Seattle-based Test Lab has performed hands-on tests on more than 4,000 sleep products — and nearly 2,000 of them are mattresses. 

As product experts, we stay up to date on the latest news in sleep science and product trends. We use this knowledge to fuel our data-backed recommendations. Many of our testers have worked directly with mattress manufacturers and visited actual mattress factories. On occasion, a sleep health expert might stop by to tweak a firmness rating.

When we test a mattress, we collect data across six major performance categories and combine these results with real-world feedback. We use tools and tech to monitor features like heat retention, motion isolation, and pressure mapping. In order to ensure our findings are inclusive of all sleepers, our team consists of people with varying body types and sleep positions.

Mattresses aren’t one-size-fits-all. The perfect bed for you is going to depend on general points like your body weight and sleeping position, as well as unique points like if you have back pain, if you sleep hot at night, or if you just like the feel of latex over memory foam. Our goal at the Test Lab is to help take the guesswork out of your mattress-buying process.

So How Did We Pick the Best Hybrid Mattress?

To select the best hybrid mattress, we performed a barrage of tests to measure performance criteria such as pressure relief, motion isolation, edge support, and temperature control. Our team also took turns lying on each mattress to determine how comfortable it felt for different sleep positions and body types. During these tests, we kept an eye out for models that stood out in certain categories — this helps us determine accolades for each selection in our best hybrid mattresses list. Other factors such as price and size range also play a role in our selection process.

What Is a Hybrid Mattress and How Is It Made?

Hybrid mattresses feature foam or latex comfort layers and support cores with steel coils. They combine the adaptive materials of all-foam and all-latex models with the robust coil systems of traditional innersprings, making them a “best of both worlds” option if you’re seeking a mattress that both cushions your body and feels stable. Hybrids are widely available, and have middle-of-the-road price-points compared to other mattress types.


Hybrid beds are composed of a comfort system on top and coils on the bottom.

Comfort System

Most hybrids begin with memory foam, adaptive polyfoam, or latex comfort layers. Some incorporate two or even all three of these materials. The top layer or layers contour closely to your body, and the last layer — known as the transitional layer — creates a dense buffer between your body and the support core.

Support Core

Hybrids feature steel coils in their pocketed coil support cores. Most hybrid coils are encased, or “pocketed,” in fabric and engineered to move independently, reducing motion transfer on the surface without sacrificing reinforcement. Some hybrids use the non-pocketed coils found in traditional innersprings. These models may be easier to move on, but tend to transfer more movement and disrupt sleep for couples. Many hybrids also include dense foam base layers.

What to Look for in a Hybrid Mattress

If you’re shopping for a new mattress and have zeroed in on hybrids, there are a few considerations to make before deciding which model to choose. These include the following. 

Mattress Quality and Durability

Choosing a mattress made from high-quality materials helps ensure strong performance and a long lifespan. High-density memory foam and organic latex are especially durable and resistant to wear and tear. Your hybrid’s support core also affects longevity. Thicker, taller coils provide stronger overall support and prevent the comfort layers from sagging prematurely. The average hybrid mattress performs for 6 to 8 years, with latex hybrids usually lasting longer than foam hybrids.

Pressure Relief and Contouring

A hybrid that contours evenly to the body and alleviates pressure is important for people with arthritis, sciatica, and chronic shoulder, back, or hip pain. Hybrids with memory foam or adaptive polyfoam comfort layers contour closely, especially softer models. These mattresses are best for people who need deep pressure relief. Latex hybrids contour gently, making them better for sleepers with moderate pressure who dislike the hug-like quality of foam.

Ease of Movement

Latex hybrids are responsive and bouncy, allowing you to move across the surface without feeling stuck. Foam hybrids tend to sink more beneath your weight, so you may have a harder time moving across these models. Hybrids with reinforced perimeter coils allow you to get in and out of bed with ease.

Temperature Regulation

Most hybrids regulate temperature well because their coil systems promote steady airflow. Ventilated comfort layers and breathable cover fabrics can further boost a hybrid’s cooling properties. We’ve found latex retains less heat than foam, so latex hybrids tend to provide the best temperature control.

Pricing

The average hybrid costs $1,000 to $3,000 in a queen size. This makes them more expensive than foam and innerspring mattresses, and less expensive than latex and airbed models. Foam hybrids tend to be more affordable than latex hybrids.

Should You Buy a Hybrid Mattress?

Hybrids are a good compromise if you want a mattress that cushions your body and provides sturdy support. Foam hybrids are ideal if you prefer close, even contouring, whereas latex hybrids are a better option if cooling and ease of movement are your top priorities. 

Hybrid Pros

  1. Balanced design with cushioning comfort layers and strong coils
  2. Steady airflow promotes breathability and cooling
  3. Above-average edge support
  4. Widely available online and in stores

Hybrid Cons

  1. Limited options for people who prefer softer mattresses
  2. Coils may produce motion transfer and disrupt sleep for couples
  3. More expensive on average than foam and traditional innerspring models

Dive Deeper – In-Depth Mattress Guides

The SleepFoundation.org team tests mattresses to determine the best options for different types of sleepers. To learn more, check out some of our other guides below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a hybrid mattress cost?

The average queen size hybrid costs about $2,000, and most fall within the range of $1,000 to $3,000. Foam hybrids cost a bit less on average than latex hybrids. Other factors affecting cost include size, brand, and whether you buy online or in a mattress store.

Is a hybrid mattress better than memory foam?

Hybrids cushion the body like memory foam mattresses, but also feel more supportive due to their coil support cores. You may prefer a hybrid over a memory foam model if you want a mattress that alleviates pressure without sinking too much beneath your weight. However, hybrids tend to be more expensive than memory foam mattresses.

How long does a hybrid mattress last?

The average hybrid performs for 6 to 8 years before a replacement is needed. The expected lifespan is longer for latex hybrids because latex is more durable and resistant to wear than foam. You may also get more mileage out of a hybrid with a zoned support core. Thicker coils beneath your midsection often means less sinkage and better longevity. 

Are hybrid mattresses good for your back?

Hybrids feature adaptive comfort layers that cushion and contour to your body, making them a good choice for people with back pain — but choosing the right firmness is key. A hybrid that feels too soft may sink beneath your weight and cause lower back pain, while an overly firm hybrid may not alleviate enough pressure buildup along your spine.

What firmness level is best for a hybrid mattress?

The best firmness depends on a person’s body weight and sleep position. Side sleepers and people weighing less than 130 pounds often prefer soft to medium soft mattresses, while back sleepers over 230 pounds may need a firm mattress that resists deep sinkage. Sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds often find medium to medium firm mattresses comfortable regardless of their position.

What is the best coil count and gauge for a hybrid mattress?

Coil count is not a useful metric for judging a hybrid’s quality. Our tests show little variation in performance between hybrids with low and high coil counts. Gauge, or coil thickness, is more relevant. The sturdiest hybrids have thicker low-gauge coils around their perimeter to protect the edges from sinkage, and beneath your midsection to reinforce the heaviest areas of your body.

How does it feel to sleep on a hybrid mattress?

Hybrids combine the adaptive qualities of foam and latex hybrids with the stability of traditional innersprings. Expect moderate contouring, a light bounce when you get in and out of bed, and strong support when lying still. Most hybrids also sleep cool because their coil systems generate steady air circulation.

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