Getting a full night of sleep isn’t always easy, especially when you have a worn out old mattress with broken springs or caved-in areas. Even though the National Sleep Foundation recommends getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep on a nightly basis, an uncomfortable mattress can often stand in the way of that. For many people who struggle with sleep discomfort, the answer is a hybrid mattress.
What, exactly, is a hybrid mattress? Most mattresses come in a certain type, such as latex, memory foam, or innerspring. However, as technology has developed and advanced, the mattress industry decided just one was not enough, and thus hybrid mattresses were created. Hybrid mattresses are typically some combination of two of the “normal” types of mattresses, all in the name of more comfort and support. Sometimes, these hybrid mattresses run a bit more expensive than your average mattress, but if you can afford the investment, they are often worth it.
At Smarttress, we have taken the time to review a few different hybrid mattresses. So, the question is: Which of these is the best hybrid mattress? It really comes down to what you want most out of your hybrid mattress. Here are a few different hybrid mattresses, and what makes them stand out from the others. Perhaps you will find what you are looking for here.
Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress
The Brentwood Home mattress line is vast and varied, but the Oceano hybrid model continues to be one of their top performers and with good reason. The Oceano is a hybrid of an innerspring mattress and memory foam layers, all combined to make an outrageously comfortable mattress. Even beginning with the Tencel and polyester cover, the Oceano mattress’s elements all combine to give you a good sleep.
The Tencel cover is a breathable material, so from the very top of the mattress, the Oceano works to regulate temperature and give a soft sensation. The next few layers, considered the comfort layers, include New Zealand wool, memory foam, and the coils. If you like the instant sensation of memory foam, you may not like this mattress, but Smarttress loved the Oceano’s feeling of the “give” of memory foam with the softness of the New Zealand wool. Under the memory foam layer is one of the spring layers for support and padding. Then there is a small layer of foam, and then the larger zoning coils, which help put pressure on the areas that need it most without compromising comfort or softness.
With the zoning in mind, the other wonderful thing about the Oceano mattress is that it is suitable for any sleeping position. Softer areas include the shoulders, which would require more give when sleeping on your side; hips tend to be a larger area, so that spot on the mattress is softer as well. Firmer areas include the back, and the coils help to encourage proper lumbar support, as well. Overall, the Oceano is at the top of our list for the best hybrid mattress.
The DreamCloud Mattress
The DreamCloud Mattress is considered a “luxury hybrid”, and it certainly lives up to that title. This hybrid combines the typical box spring with the softness of a memory foam mattress, and it does so beautifully. The DreamCloud has eight separate layers, including the springs, that all work together to create a wonderful night of sleep.
The cover is a cashmere blend, so at first touch you know that this mattress is going to live up to its name. The next few layers are various types of memory foam, all of which are used to create the perfect body contour, support, and plush feeling that you expect from a memory foam mattress. The base layer consists of the coils, which provide solid support without the hard or rough sensation you might expect from a box spring. Overall, Smarttress found the DreamCloud mattress to be everything you could hope for from a hybrid mattress.
The DreamCloud is soft but firm enough that sleeping in any position can be done comfortably in this mattress. The distribution of the pressure points and the way the mattress is formed allows for side, back, and stomach sleeping with ease – and an easy and comfortable transition between the positions as well. If you are someone who frequently shifts during your sleep, this is a great match for you.
As a hybrid, it is a bit larger than many mattresses – approximately 15”, to be exact. Some people might find the size a bit daunting, since it is larger than the average mattress, but if you think your bed frame can handle it, the DreamCloud is an absolutely delightful innovation in the mattress world and feels like sleeping on a cloud.
The Avocado mattress is another hybrid of the box spring, but this time with latex rather than memory foam. Another major benefit of this mattress is peace of mind, because it is created with eco-friendly and “green” materials, so you can rest guilt free and also rest knowing that there are no potentially harmful chemicals since everything is natural.
This is another layered mattress, starting with a 2” comfort layer of latex on top. The latex is a natural type called Dunlop, and it is both comfortable and instantly responsive to pressure. Next is another layer of latex, but this is a transition layer to protect from the innerspring layer underneath, which provides firm and solid support without digging into your body. The coils are zoned in such a way to effectively distribute pressure and to provide just the right amount of pain relief for your body. Smarttress loved this particular aspect, and we found it highly successful and innovative.
Often, latex mattresses do not have the “give” that is associated with memory foam, and they lack the contouring effects of its competitors. However, the soft latex layer on the Avocado mattress has just the right amount of contouring and makes this mattress perfect for any sleeping position. It molds to the body without pushing, and it does not make you feel like you are sinking in. Plus, it is incredibly soft and made from healthy materials, which is a big bonus.
Which is the right choice for you? It depends on your tastes and your budget. Smarttress recommends the Oceano, but the Avocado and the DreamCloud mattresses are also both fantastic choices for the best hybrid mattress.