What to Look for in a Hybrid Mattress

Hybrid mattress requirements

As you’re mattress shopping, you might have heard the term “hybrid mattress.” Hybrids are all the rage in cars and work schedules, but mattresses have also gone hybrid. At least, certain ones have as a way to offer more variety in the choices buyers have when it comes to purchasing a new mattress. If a standard spring mattress is too firm and a memory foam mattress is too soft, the hybrid could be just right for you.

What is A Hybrid Mattress?

A hybrid mattress is a combination of a foam mattress and an innerspring mattress. This means you’re getting the best of both worlds in terms of support and comfort. Hybrid mattresses are made of several different layers and materials, including a coil support system, foam, cotton batting, and latex for comfort, and a transition layer that keeps the softer materials from sinking into the coils.

Traits of a Good Hybrid Mattress

Now that you know what a hybrid mattress is, you should know what to look for when shopping. The best hybrid mattresses have certain characteristics that can make your night’s sleep unbeatable.

What a good hybrid mattress needs

At Least 10 Inches Thick

A good hybrid mattress is thick. Hybrids have a lot of layers, from the foam to the batting to the springs. So a mattress that claims to be a hybrid that’s under 10 inches is frankly too thin. Thickness is especially critical to plus-sized sleepers, those who share a bed with another person, and even side-sleepers. That’s because your body will sink even more deeply into the mattress, which will compress the materials more quickly.

Therefore, when mattress shopping, aim for a mattress that’s 10 inches thick or more. For example, the Organic Luxe mattress is 10.5 inches. If you want an even more luxurious sleep, or you need extra padding, the Organic Ultra Luxe mattress is 13.5 inches.

Individually Wrapped Coils

Beds with springs, whether they’re the traditional innerspring mattress or a hybrid mattress, are best when they have individually wrapped coils. Coils that are individually encased in fabric and not connected to each other have a highly-reduced chance of sagging and offer more body-contouring comfort and extra support. They also reduce any motion transfer that comes from rolling over or getting up that might disturb your partner.

The Comfort Support mattress is a great example of a hybrid mattress with individually wrapped pocketed coil units. These coils are durable and offer lasting comfort and support no matter your sleep position.

A Long Sleep Trial Period

Long sleep trials are something any good mattress should have, honestly. After all, a mattress is unlikely to be broken in right from the get go, and your body needs time to adapt from what it’s used to sleeping on. Gardner Mattress offers 90-day risk-free trial periods for all of our products, so if your hybrid mattress isn’t the level of comfort and support you’re looking for, you can return it.

Hybrid mattresses can be a major benefit to sleepers who need extra support but crave comfort. Whether you’re looking for an organic mattress or a traditional one, our showrooms have hybrid mattress options in our showrooms waiting for you to try. Visit us today and test them out for yourself.


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Massachusetts Locations

Gardner Mattress Showroom in Salem, Massachusetts

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Hours of Operation

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Sunday: Closed
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Florida Location

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00pm*

Monday: 9:00am – 1:00pm*

Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed*

Thursday & Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm*

Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm*

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