Best Hybrid Mattresses of 2021

By Alesandra Woolley

Aug 30th, 2021

Hybrid mattresses give you the best of both worlds when you don’t want a 100 percent innerspring or memory foam mattress. Hybrids combine mattress materials, so you can reap the benefits of both!

We’ve compared and reviewed over 50 hybrid mattresses. In this guide, we’ll share our top 10 best hybrid mattress reviews, and then we’ll teach you what to look for when shopping in our buyer’s guide. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, be sure to check out our top picks for the best mattress of 2021.

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Best Hybrid Mattresses

Keep reading to the next section to learn more about each individual mattress, including how they scored in our testing, what’s inside the mattress, and more. Keep an eye on key factors like pricing, materials, and what type of sleeper each mattress is good for to find out if it’s a good fit for you.


The WinkBed

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WinkBeds Luxury Firm

Best Firm Hybrid Mattress

Best For

  • Back sleepers
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Those with back pain

 

CUSTOMER RATING

4.5

/

5

MA SCORE

8.6

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium firm: 6/10

TRIAL PERIOD

120 days

The WinkBed is available in three different firmness options: softer, luxury firm, and firmer. For those of you looking for the best firm mattress with coils, the WInkBed is a great choice, especially for combination sleepers.

This mattress is not the most friendly to couples and people who sleep with pets or children. That’s because its motion transfer capabilities are a bit lackluster—we ranked it a 6.4 out of 10 in that category.

Read our full WinkBeds mattress review.


Helix Midnight Luxe

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Helix Midnight LUXE

Best Hybrid Mattress for Hot Sleepers

Best for

  • All body types
  • All sleep positions
  • Those who sleep hot
CUSTOMER RATING

4.5

/

5

MA SCORE

8.9

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium firm: 6/10

TRIAL PERIOD

100 days

The Midnight mattress has great motion isolation, so couples won’t disturb one another with nighttime movement. To top it off, Helix is ultra-cooling, meaning you won’t wake up kicking the covers off. This makes it one of the best mattresses for hot sleepers.

This mattress is on the pricey side, so it may not be the product for you if you are on a budget. Also, if you are all about foam, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Read our full Helix Midnight Luxe mattress review.


Saatva Classic

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Saatva

Best Hybrid Mattress for Heavy People

Best for:

  • Those who want extra support
  • People with back pain
  • Side sleepers
CUSTOMER RATING

4.8

/

5

MA SCORE

9.3

/

10

FIRMNESS

Customizable

TRIAL PERIOD

180 days

The Saatva Classic mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress, complete with white glove delivery, firmness customization and eco-friendly materials. Because of its 5 durable and premium layers, it is also a great mattress for heavy people.

You’ll enjoy luxury with this product, but you’ll likely experience a luxury price as well. Also, the Saatva Classic may not provide the pressure relief you are looking for in your hips and shoulders.

Read our full Saatva Classic mattress review.


GhostBed Flex

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GhostBed Flex

Best Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress

Best For

  • Side sleepers
  • Couples or those who co-sleep
  • Plus-size sleepers
CUSTOMER RATING

4.5

/

5

MA SCORE

9.2

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium-firm: 5.5-6.5/10

TRIAL PERIOD

101 days

The GhostBed Flex’s 7-layer design is not only made to keep you exceptionally cool, but it’s also ultra-responsive. The secret is the massive 8.5” layer of individually wrapped pocketed coil system that easily responds to movement. Not only do those springs adjust to your movements, they isolate them as well, ensuring that neither you nor your sleep partner get disturbed.

Lightweight sleepers may not experience the cushioning on the shoulders and hips of a larger sleeper. For that reason, we recommend this mattress for the sleeper who weighs more than 130 pounds.

Read our full GhostBed Flex mattress review.


Puffy Lux Hybrid

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Puffy Lux Hybrid

Best Hybrid Mattress for Stomach Sleepers

Best For

  • Stomach sleepers
  • Heavy sleepers
  • Luxury shoppers
CUSTOMER RATING

5

/

5

MA SCORE

8.3

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium-Firm - 6/10

TRIAL PERIOD

101 nights

If you are a stomach sleeper, you likely seek a mattress that’s not too firm and not too soft. The Puffy Lux Hybrid offers just that, scoring 6 out of 10 in firmness. This mattress also performed well with spine alignment.

This product may not be right for the senior shopper. That’s because there’s no white glove service, so you will have to set up the bed yourself and dispose of your old mattress on your own.

Read our full Puffy Lux Hybrid review.


Casper Hybrid

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Casper Hybrid

Best Hybrid Mattress for Couples

Best For

  • People with back pain
  • Couples and those who co-sleep
  • Every sleeping position
CUSTOMER RATING

4.5

/

5

MA SCORE

9.4

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium: 5/10

TRIAL PERIOD

100 days

The Casper Hybrid adds durable pocket coils to its original model. The layered support 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.

This product may not provide the support a plus-size sleeper is looking for. If you weigh more than 230 pounds, take a look at the Casper Wave hybrid.

Read our full Casper Hybrid mattress review.


Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

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Brooklyn Aurora

Best Hybrid Mattress for Side Sleepers

Best for:

  • Heavy people
  • Combination sleepers
  • Couples who sleep hot
CUSTOMER RATING

4.7

/

5

MA SCORE

8.9

/

10

FIRMNESS

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

TRIAL PERIOD

120 days

The Brooklyn Aurora is one of our favorite luxury hybrid mattresses. While the Aurora is ultimately the best mattress for side sleepers in our list, it supports all sleep positions because of the option to choose your firmness level. Side sleepers will be most comfortable with the soft plush option; the medium-firm option is great for people who toss and turn at night; firm works perfectly for back and stomach sleepers who need to sleep on top of their mattress.

Although there’s a layer of memory foam in the Brooklyn Aurora, this product may not give you the hugging sensation you’d expect from foam. Also, this mattress is a bit more expensive than you might want if you are on a budget.

Read our full Brooklyn Aurora mattress review.


DreamCloud Premier

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DreamCloud Premier

Best Hybrid Mattress for People with Back Pain

Best For

  • All sleep positions
  • Heavier people and all body types
  • Seniors
CUSTOMER RATING

4.6

/

5

MA SCORE

9

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

TRIAL PERIOD

365 days

Because the DreamCloud Premier scores a near-perfect 9 out of 10 on pressure relief and an 8 out of 10 on spine alignment, we found this mattress to be a favorite for those with back pain.Your hips and shoulders will get a hug without unnecessary pressure, meaning you’ll awaken fresh and ready to go.

While you may experience off-gassing when unpacking, meaning there is a new-mattress smell, it should dissipate in a few hours. Also, if you must buy American-made products, you’ll want to look elsewhere for a mattress.

Read our full DreamCloud Premier review.


Cocoon Chill Hybrid

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Cocoon Chill Hybrid

Best Hybrid Mattress for Restless Sleepers

Best For

  • Hot sleepers
  • People with back pain and body aches
  • Those who love the memory foam feel
CUSTOMER RATING

4.5

/

5

MA SCORE

8.6

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium: 5/10

TRIAL PERIOD

100 days

If you find yourself changing position throughout the night, the Cocoon Chill Hybrid is a fine choice. We found this mattress to perform well in all positions: stomach, back, and side. In all three cases, pressure relief was excellent, as was spine alignment.

However, we ranked it 7.75 for responsiveness, which isn’t great news for the restless sleeper, although it scored an 8.5 out of 10 for cooling capabilities. There was also some odor when the box was first opened.

Read our full Cocoon Chill Hybrid review.


Bear Hybrid

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Bear Hybrid

Best Mattress for Athletes

Best For

  • Athletes
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Back sleepers
CUSTOMER RATING

4.7

/

5

MA SCORE

9

/

10

FIRMNESS

Medium-firm: 6/10

TRIAL PERIOD

100 days

The best mattress for athletes will offer a restful night’s sleep and adjust to the body as you move: The Bear Hybrid does just that with its amazing responsiveness provided by the individually wrapped coil system. The celliant cover uses Infrared Yarn Technology to promote recovery overnight.

If you sleep with a partner, kids, or pets, this may not be the ideal choice. It didn’t score well in motion transfer, a must-have for the family that shares a bed. We gave the Bear Hybrid a score of only 6.25 out of 10 in motion transfer.

Read our full Bear Hybrid mattress review.

How to Choose the Right Hybrid Mattress

Shopping for a mattress can be a confusing process. Even once you’ve narrowed your options down to the category of hybrid mattresses, you have a ton of options and many factors to consider before you find the right one for you. 

This buyer’s guide can serve as a checklist as you determine if a particular hybrid mattress is a good fit for you. In this guide, we’ll go over

Traditionally, a hybrid mattress referred to a mattress that combined an innerspring coil support core with a comfort layer of memory foam, latex, or specialty polyurethane foam (AKA polyfoam). But now, mattress companies are getting a little more creative and using the term “hybrid” for better marketing. 

Technically, a bed made with two or more materials can be classified as a hybrid, but for a true hybrid mattress, it should be made with a thick comfort layer (at least 2 inches) on top of a coil support core.

Hybrid vs. Innerspring

Traditional hybrids and innerspring mattresses are very similar. Innersprings have a core layer of coil springs cushioned on either side by foam. Innerspring mattresses can be flipped once one side of foam is no longer comfortable.

Traditional hybrid mattresses have a more intentional layer construction. They use different types of foam (whether that be gel foam or another infusion) and often can’t be flipped because of the specific layering.

Hybrid vs. Memory Foam

Memory foam beds are constructed from different layers of foam ranging in density (higher density on the bottom and lower, more plush foam at the top). Foam beds are great for pressure and pain relief. They also provide great motion isolation for couples and co-sleepers. 

To turn a memory foam mattress into a hybrid mattress, add a layer of individually wrapped coils. This will provide more airflow to the mattress as well as make the mattress more responsive.

Foam Hybrid

Foam hybrids are made of different foam combinations and are usually a combination of memory foam and latex foam. Using latex instead of coil springs reduces motion transfer while adding the bounce both coils and latex are known for.

What Does a Hybrid Mattress Feel Like?

Most hybrids are moderately bouncy, generally cool, durable, responsive, and offer some contouring from the top comfort layer. But the feel of a hybrid mattress depends on the specific materials used in its construction. 

Of all the hybrid mattress reviews we’ve done at Mattress Advisor, we’ve seen hybrid mattresses constructed of combinations of foam, coils, pillow-top, latex, and hyper-elastic polymer. 

This means that hybrid mattresses have a wide range of options, so you can’t just know what a bed will feel like from hearing that it’s a hybrid—you’ll have to take a deeper look at the materials inside the mattress. 

The following table will explain how each type of material that can be used in a hybrid mattress feels so you can piece together what to expect.

MATERIAL THE FEEL
Memory foam
  • Soft
  • Contouring
  • Sinking in or “hug” feeling
  • Great pressure relief
  • Retains heat
Specialty polyfoam
  • Some contouring
  • Okay pressure relief
  • Slight heat retention
Pillow-top or Eurotop
  • Soft
  • No significant impact on temperature
  • Not very durable
Latex
  • Some contouring 
  • Some pressure relief
  • Cooling
  • Bouncy 
Hyper-elastic polymer
  • Soft but responsive
  • Pressure relieving
  • Breathable
Pocketed coils
  • Bouncy 
  • Breathable
  • Minimize motion transfer

Pros and Cons

Let’s take a look at both the benefits and the disadvantages of sleeping on a hybrid mattress.

Pros

  • Balanced Comfort and Support: Hybrid mattresses combine the support of innerspring coils with the comfort of foam or other soft materials. You get a mattress that contours your body at the surface, but offers the right pushback to keep your body properly supported.
  • Ease of Movement: If a memory foam mattress gives you more sinking in than you prefer, a hybrid can balance that out. You’ll sleep on the mattress instead of in it, making it easier to shift positions in the night.
  • Airflow: The construction of hybrids make them naturally more breathable than an all-foam mattress, so you can stay cool.
  • Isolation of Motion Transfer: If you sleep with a partner or pet, you won’t feel their movements as much from the other side of the bed.

Cons

  • Expensive: Hybrids are among the more costly mattresses in the market.
  • Height: If you’re looking for a low-profile mattress, you probably won’t find that in a hybrid. Many are very tall, even ranging up to 20” thick, and you may have to invest in new deep-pocketed sheets.
  • Master of None: Hybrids conveniently combine the factors of different types of mattresses, but if you’re looking for something extremely firm or extremely soft, you won’t find that in a hybrid.

 

Who is a Hybrid Mattress Good (and Bad) For?

Now that we’ve weighed out the pros and cons, you’re probably curious, who is a hybrid mattress well-suited for?

People who prefer any of the sleep positions including side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers all find comfort on hybrids. The comfort layer on top combined with the support core creates the perfect setup for a side sleeper. Back sleepers and stomach sleepers benefit from the more firm feel and support hybrids offer, and combination sleepers easily shift positions on the surface throughout the night and reap the benefits of a hybrid’s responsiveness to motion.

Hybrids are also a good option for couples because of the motion isolation, the natural airflow of the mattress (since more bodies equal more body heat in bed), and the bounce that hybrids provide to make other bedtime activities more enjoyable. 

Hot sleepers tend to enjoy the natural airflow from hybrid mattresses as well, and plus-size sleepers get the support their body needs from a hybrid much better than they would on a memory foam mattress.

Who is a hybrid mattress bad for? 

Hybrid mattresses are some of the most expensive in the market due to their complex construction, so budget shoppers will have a more difficult time finding something in their price range. 

Those searching for the extremes will also be disappointed in hybrids. Like we’ve said, hybrids make the best of both worlds, and they tend to offer a balanced comfort. If you’re looking for a super soft mattress or a super firm mattress, you won’t find that in a hybrid.