When it comes to mattress shopping, you have virtually unlimited options for customization. You can choose pillow top or Euro top, innerspring or foam, traditional springs or pocket coil—the list of choices goes on and on. While it may seem like hybrid mattresses add an unnecessary layer of complexity to an already difficult decision, it is worth your time to learn about them. Hybrid mattresses are designed to give you the best of all materials, which makes them a great option for people with specific mattress needs. Here are three types of layers found in hybrid mattresses and the materials used to make them.
1. Support Layer
Many hybrid mattresses have some type of coil system for support. This can be made of pocket coils or a traditional innerspring configuration. Many sleepers prefer pocket coils due to their ability to move independently of one another, which provides greater isolation of movement and can offer greater support. Traditional innerspring mattresses are often the most cost-effective option, and they work just fine for some people. Try out different mattresses and see which coil configurations you prefer.
2. Comfort Layer
When many people think of hybrid mattresses, the first thing that comes to mind is foam. Most hybrid mattresses pair one or more types of foam with a coil support layer, but the types of foam and the arrangement of the foam varies widely among different mattress manufacturers. Memory foam is one of the most popular types, but materials like latex, polyurethane foam, and gel foam are also common. Not all foams have the same properties, and there are wide variances in each foam’s ability to disperse heat, isolate movement, and last over time.
3. Cooling Layer
A few hybrid mattresses utilize gel foam as a cooling layer. This provides extra cushioning on top of other foam layers, and the gel beads inside of the foam allow for additional airflow and superior cooling. This can be vital if a foam that retains heat is used in the comfort layer. If you find a hybrid mattress that is perfect except for the fact that it does not have a cooling layer, do not despair! There are many gel foam mattress toppers on the market today, and they can be set on top of any mattress to provide the same cooling effect as a mattress with the foam built in. The only downside is that they can add quite a bit of height, and they can sometimes move around on top of the mattress from movement on the bed over time.
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