Best Hybrid Mattresses of 2019

Can't decide between memory foam or innerspring? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds. Check out our top picks for the best hybrid mattresses on the market.

By Alesandra Woolley

A hybrid mattress is very simply, a mattress made with (at least) two different types of materials. In most cases, sleeping on a hybrid mattress means you reap the benefits of all the materials used to construct the bed. So if you aren’t completely satisfied with a 100 percent innerspring mattress or memory foam mattress, then hybrid could be just the bed for you.

Traditionally, a hybrid mattress referred to a mattress made up of memory foam and innerspring coils. But now, mattress companies are getting a little more creative. Of the mattresses we’ve reviewed at Mattress Advisor, you’ll see beds constructed of foam + coils; coils + pillow-top; latex + coils, hyper-elastic polymer + foam; and even foam + latex + coils.

Check out our top 10 picks for hybrid mattresses available today to help you determine if a hybrid mattress is the best option for you.


Top 10 Hybrid Mattresses

We’ve tested over 75 different hybrid mattresses in our mattress lab and compiled a list of our favorite models for every body type and sleeping style. Our internal team has personally tested each of the following mattresses and rated them based on comfort, quality, and overall value.

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Accolade

Mattress

1. Editor’s Pick

Leesa Hybrid (Previously, Sapira)

2. Best for Side Sleepers

Brooklyn Aurora

3. Best for Spine Alignment

Saatva

4. Best Organic

Awara

5. Best for Couples

Casper Hybird

6. Best for Back Pain

Purple

7. Best for Combination Sleepers

Alexander Signature Hybrid

8. Best for Hot Sleepers

GhostBed Luxe

9. Best for Athletes

Bear Hybrid

10. Best for Plus-Size Sleepers

Big Fig

Leesa Hybrid

Editor's Pick
  • Formerly known as the Sapira, the Leesa Hybrid mattress is a luxury hybrid option offered by Leesa.
  • This mattress is known for having a very responsive sleep surface that reacts to your body as you move and change positions.
  • Since the Leesa Hybrid is topped with a layer of foam, you’ll get better motion isolation than an innerspring mattress alone. The coils inside also help provide great edge support.
Customer Rating
4.5 / 5
MA Score
9.4 / 10
Firmness

Medium-firm - firm: 7/10

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

  • The Leesa Hybrid Mattress is the one of the highest scoring mattresses on Mattress Advisor and for good reason: they knocked the spine alignment, responsiveness, pressure relief, and motion transfer scores out of the park. 
  • Not only are the foams in the Leesa Hybrid pressure relieving, but they are also known for their cooling properties. The top layer is made with Leesa’s proprietary, breathable Avena® foam which cools as it contours.
  • For every 10 mattresses Leesa sells, they donate a bed to someone in need. Not only that, but there is a tree planted for every purchase made. Talk about socially and environmentally responsible.

Brooklyn Aurora

Best for Side Sleepers
  • Available in 3 firmness levels to provide a personalized level of comfort and support. 
  • This mattress is one of the coolest (temperature wise) mattresses we have ever had in the Mattress Lab. Even weeks after unboxing, it was still cool to the touch.
Customer Rating
4.4 / 5
MA Score
8.9 / 10
Firmness

Available in soft (3/10), medium (5/10) or firm (7/10)

Trial Period

120 days

Why we love it

  • While the Brooklyn Aurora is ultimately the best for side sleepers, it supports all sleep positions because of the option to choose your firmness level.
  • While an average mattress supports up to 500 pounds of weight, the Aurora supports up to 900 pounds of weight, so the mattress accommodates all sizes.
  • Brooklyn Bedding is one of the only bedding brands to own the manufacturing process from beginning to end, eliminating the need for a middle man.

Saatva

Best for Spine Alignment
  • Saatva is one of those mattresses that has all the bells and whistles: it’s customizable, made with quality materials and it’s eco-friendly (although not 100% green).
  • This mattress is known for having great edge support, lumbar support, and pressure relief.
Customer Rating
4.8 / 5
MA Score
8.7 / 10
Firmness

Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10

Trial Period

120 days

Why we love it

  • During purchase, in addition to simply choosing the mattress size, Saatva lets you choose the height and firmness level of the mattress, as well as the height of your foundation. 
  • The Saatva mattress is super durable thanks to the dual coil layer. These coils offer great body support and hold your weight over time.
  • Though white glove delivery is common, it isn’t often free. On top of that, not many mattress brands take away your old mattress for free, but Saatva does.

Awara

Beat Organic
  • The Awara mattress is a hybrid consisting of two core layers made of latex and coils, topped with an organic wool and cotton cover for superior breathability. 
  • The coil system inside the Awara offers 5-zone support, meaning you get full-body alignment and spinal support.
  • Awara has one of the most generous warranties with a 1-year trial period and a lifetime warranty.
Customer Rating
4.8 / 5
MA Score
8.8 / 10
Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Why we love it

  • Rather than using memory foam, Awara opted for latex: the mattress contours your body without you sinking into the mattress. Additionally, the buoyancy of the latex allows for superior pressure point relief perfect for all sleep positions.
  • Latex is known to be cooling while the wool in the cover wicks away moisture. Both of these materials are hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, giving you and cool and safe night’s sleep.
  • Awara has partnered with ClimatePartner to reduce their carbon footprint. For every Awara mattress sold, a tree is planted.

Casper Hybrid

Best for Couples
  • The Casper Hybrid mattress underwent 5 years of research and testing before the perfect hybrid model was created.
  • This hybrid mattress uses 3 different layers of memory foam supported by a 7” foundation of pocket-coils to create a breathable and supportive design.
  • Spine alignment during sleep is key for back health and the Casper Hybrid gives you nearly perfect posture during sleep.
Customer Rating
4.5 / 5
MA Score
9.4 / 10
Firmness

Medium: 5/10

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

  • The layered support the Casper Hybrid considers all sleep styles: shoulder support for side sleepers, spinal support for back sleepers, and pelvis and chest support for stomach sleepers.
  • On top of that, this mattress offers great motion isolation and wonderful responsiveness, making this the perfect mattress for couples.
  • Casper offers a 10-year warranty and free returns on its Hybrid model.

Purple

Best for Back Pain
  • The Purple mattress sleeps super cool, is great for spinal alignment and does a good job with reducing any movement you’ll feel from other people (or animals).
  • Customers who own the Purple have claimed it’s helped them relieve back and neck pains.
Customer Rating
4.6 / 5
MA Score
8.4 / 10
Firmness

Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

  • Created by two engineer brothers, the purple mattress is specifically made for pressure relief and alignment. Using unique grid technology, this mattresses “walls” conform to and relieve your pressure points. 
  • The Purple is topped with a proprietary pressure-releasing material that is especially great for back and side sleepers – when you lie on your back, it will help your spine maintain its natural curve and when you lie on your side, it will help keep your spine straight.
  • Purple cares about its reputation, that’s why this mattress was tested for over 20 years by both sleepers and medical professionals alike.
  • The Purple Mattress is ideal for back and side sleepers because these positions offer the best opportunity for great alignment as you sleep.

Alexander Signature Hybrid

Best for Combination Sleepers
  • The Alexander Signature Hybrid is made of four premium layers, including foam and pocket coils – which in tandem offer great cooling properties, comfort, and edge support.
  • Completely customizable — available at three firmness levels.
Customer Rating
4.8 / 5
MA Score
8.2 / 10
Firmness

Choose between Plush, Medium, Luxury Firm

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

  • The Alexander Signature Hybrid is wonderfully responsive, meaning it moves with you as you change positions through the night, accommodating your shape. This is a great quality for combination sleepers.
  • You do have a choice between Plush, Medium and Luxury Firm with this mattress. Another factor to consider is that Nest Bedding offers six different types of mattresses, so if the Alexander Signature Hybrid doesn’t end up working for you, they’ll help you easily exchange it for one of their other mattresses.
  • If you like one specific firmness level, this is the mattress for you because you get to pick between the three. And if you have a sleeping partner, the split king offers two firmness levels—one for you and one for your partner.
  • The memory foam inside this hybrid mattress is Certi-PUR US certified: keeping you from toxic chemicals and minimizing off-gassing.

GhostBed Luxe

Best for Hot Sleepers
  • The GhostBed Luxe boasts the pressure relief and responsiveness of memory foam with added cooling properties.
  • The mattress is designed with two stages of cooling: its cooling top layer and aerated, breathable inner layers.
Customer Rating
4.7 / 5
MA Score
9 / 10
Firmness

Medium firm: 5.5/10

Trial Period

101 days

Why we love it

  • The GhostBed is comprised of 5 layers: a cooling foam topper, a Ghost Ice layer, gel memory foam, a Ghost Bounce layer (responsive like latex, yet contouring like memory foam), and finally 7.5” of phase-changing foam.
  • The GhostBed promises no tossing and turning due to its excellent pressure point relief and limited motion transfer—stay comfortable where you are.
  • While most memory foam mattresses make it so you just sink in and stew in your own body heat, the GhostBed is buoyant. Rather than sinking, you just float as the cooling layers hug and support you.
  • GhostBed offers a 25-year warranty: that’s 25 years of a cool night’s sleep every night.

Bear Hybrid

Best for Athletes
  • Compared to the Bear Memory Foam mattress, the Bear Hybrid offers the feel of a traditional spring mattress while infused with cooling memory foams.
  • Made with FDA proven Celliant which harnesses your body’s natural energy to expedite recovery times and overall well being.
  • The Bear Hybrid includes a comfort foam as well as a gel cooling layer that promotes airflow, keeping away night sweats.
Customer Rating
4.7 / 5
MA Score
8.6 / 10
Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

  • Athletes need a restful night’s sleep and a mattress that adjust to them as they move: the Bear Hybrid does just that with its amazing responsiveness. 
  • Bear offers a 20-year limited warranty for the Hybrid, keeping you covered for any defects during the long life of this mattress.
  • The foam inside is Certi-PUR Certified, assuring that you aren’t sleeping on harmful chemicals, not to mention it’s good for the environment. 

Big Fig

Best for Plus-Size Sleepers
  • The Big Fig is designed specifically to meet the needs of sleepers with a bigger figure. It can support up to 1000 lbs. of weight for couples or up to 500 lbs. for a single sleeper.
  • Comes complete with a custom-made foundation that is designed to support larger amounts of weight.
  • The top layer of the Big Fig is treated with an innovative ThermoGel which converts moisture from perspiration into a refrigerant, immediately cooling the surface.
Customer Rating
4.5 / 5
MA Score
8.8 / 10
Firmness

Medium firm

Trial Period

120 days

Why we love it

  • Your size should never keep you from getting great sleep at night. The Big Fig uses 50% more coils than traditional innerspring mattresses to support your weight.
  • The Big Fig also has wonderful responsiveness and little to no motion transfer, so you and your partner can sleep in any position and not disturb yourselves or each other.
  • When heavy sleepers use a traditional mattress, the life depreciates a little faster. The Big Fig is built to be durable—lasting 20 years! With 3 high-density foam layers and 1600 coils, this mattress will carry your weight for its entire lifespan.

Best Hybrid Mattresses (Runners-Up)

Casper Wave Hybrid

GhostBed Flex

Brooklyn Signature

Why Choose a Hybrid Mattress?

If you’re a sleeper who’s not completely satisfied with what an innerspring or foam mattress has to offer, then a hybrid mattress might be best for you. When you’re spending almost a third of your life in a mattress, it’s ok to feel like you shouldn’t have to compromise.

Hybrid Mattresses Give You the Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid mattresses, in the traditional sense, aim to combine the benefits of a coil mattress (support and bounce) with the benefits of a memory foam mattress (body contouring, pressure relief, and motion isolation). When you add latex to the mix, you’re adding cooling properties and durability too.

The combination of materials in a hybrid mattress also tend to alleviate some of the negative characteristics that these materials might have on their own. For example, motion transfer will be better on a hybrid than innerspring alone with the help of more motion-absorbing layers. 

Great for Couples

If you and your sleeping partner want different things in a mattress, then a hybrid might be the best option for you. With a plethora of hybrid options to choose from (all with a unique combination of materials), you and your partner can find a bed that serves both of your body types and sleeping styles. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than counseling, trust us.

So, what’s the catch?

Getting the best of both worlds (or three worlds in some cases…) usually means a higher price tag. Hybrid mattresses can range from $1,000 – $1,500, compared to memory foam mattresses which can range from $675 – $1,100.

Hybrid mattresses can also be extremely heavy, making transporting and handling challenging. You’ll definitely need a buddy to help you carry the mattress (even when it’s in the box) and set it up.

But the bad news aside, we still think hybrid mattresses are pretty great. And consumers agree: the overall satisfaction level among hybrid mattress owners is 81 percent. Maybe it’s time to add yourself to that category.

Why Trust Mattress Advisor?

  • We tested over 100 different mattresses and rated them on 14 different factors to determine which ones we feel confident recommending to our readers.
  • We used the same 6-point testing procedure and 8-point evaluation in our Mattress Lab for every single mattress.
  • Our scores incorporate human performance tests, material evaluation, ease of purchase/return, customer service and brand integrity, making it the most comprehensive scoring system in the industry.
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