The term hybrid is defined as, "having or produced by a combination of two or more distinct elements."" When it comes to beds, hybrids are the combination of two mattress types—innersprings and all-foam beds.
Many brands will market their beds as "hybrids" just because they contain more than two types of materials, but it’s important to note, a true hybrid will have at least 2 inches of foam in the top layer.
You can find both memory foam hybrids and latex hybrids, and choosing which one is best for you ultimately comes down to personal preference and budget. Memory foam hybrids are more contouring and cradling, whereas latex hybrids are more buoyant and bouncy.
Sleepers love hybrids because they combine the bounciness of traditional innerspring mattresses with the pressure-relieving properties of foam. If you grew up sleeping on an innerspring mattress, a hybrid is a nice change, as you’ll retain the bouncy responsiveness you’re used to, but you’ll also receive the contouring benefits of foam layers
It can be hard to distinguish between innersprings, all-foam beds, and hybrids, primarily because their surfaces appear the same. Innersprings are known for their classic tufted look, whereas all-foam beds have a smooth surface. Some hybrids will have a tufted cover, but the majority of these beds will resemble an all-foam mattress. The only way to truly tell whether or not a bed is a hybrid is to look at its construction—and remember, the hybrid you’re considering should have at least 2 inches of foam in the comfort layer.
The price of an Amerisleep hybrid depends on the materials used and the mattress’s size. Our thicker and larger hybrids naturally cost more than more compact sizes, and our latex foam hybrid costs more than our memory foam hybrids because of the increased production costs for natural latex.
We offer discounts and mattress bundles throughout the year to help shoppers get the most value out of their dollar.
Yes, hybrid mattresses are excellent at reducing and preventing back pain. The thick foam top layer eases pressure on the spine, preventing morning aches. The buoyant coils react individually, retracting as needed for adaptable support.
Yes, a hybrid mattress pairs well with an adjustable frame, unlike a traditional innerspring mattress. The coil layer flexes without damage to the springs, thanks to the pocketed design. The foam top layer remains comfortably conforming at any elevation, easing pressure points as you recline in bed.
The best hybrid mattress for you should match your sleeping style with a complementary firmness. Side sleepers should look for a soft to medium hybrid to cradle their sensitive joints. Back and stomach sleepers usually feel more comfortable on medium-firm to firm hybrids for a healthy spine alignment.
Our Amerisleep hybrid mattresses feature plant-based Bio-Pur® and pocketed innerspring coils to deliver pressure-relieving comfort and bouncy support. Each mattress has a lightweight, polyester cover to promote airflow, too.
We differ from most bed in a box brands because we design our mattresses to meet different sleep needs. Many brands sell one or two mattresses fit for different budgets—they'll have a basic model and another that's more luxurious. Instead of operating on a "Good, Better, Best" business model, we design each of our beds with high-quality materials and technologies so anybody can find their "best mattress" from our product line.
The primary difference between our memory foam mattresses and hybrids is their core. Our memory foam mattresses have a Bio-Core® base layer while our hybrids contain pocketed coils. Therefore, our memory foam mattresses are more "cradling" while our hybrids have a bouncier feel. The open coil system in our hybrids also makes them more cooling.
Both our hybrid and memory foam mattresses contain eco-friendly materials: the Bio-Pur® in all of our mattresses is plant-based and the coils in our hybrids are made from upcycled steel.
Our hybrid mattresses are compatible with solid or slatted foundations and bed frames. If your foundation or bed frame does have slats, just ensure they’re no more than 3 inches apart. If they are, you can place a bunkie board on top to create a solid, even surface. We do not recommend box springs with our mattresses because they provide inconsistent support and can damage the hybrid’s base layer, resulting in sagging and premature wear and tear.
Hybrid mattresses are longer-lasting than innersprings but not as durable as all-foam beds. These beds usually have a lifespan of six years. Don’t worry, though, we back each of our hybrids with an industry-leading 20-year warranty to help you make the most of your investment.
Hybrid mattresses can be comfortable for side sleeping as long as they’re medium or soft. Firm mattresses can cause pain points for side sleepers since they can’t adequately cushion the shoulders and hips. When shopping for a hybrid for side sleepers, you’ll want to find one with a comfort layer at least three inches thick—a thicker comfort layer relieves pressure under the shoulders and hips and prevents future discomfort.