A hybrid memory foam is a mixture of foams and latex. This can actually be more comfortable or just as comfortable as a pure memory foam mattress, without some of the disadvantages of having memory foam. Since the production of this hybrid memory foam started, manufacturers have been able to reduce price and increase quality by phasing out the negatives of memory foam and increasing the positives, so if that’s not a win-win-win, I don’t know what is.
There Are Different Kinds of Memory Foam
Just as there are hundreds upon hundreds of mattresses to choose from, there are also hundreds of hybrid foams, manufacturers can mix whatever materials they would like to make the best mattress possible. Some common hybrid foams are Coolblue and Laygel. There are many other foams though, and many of them are unique to the manufacturer, so it would be hard to say which ones are really better than the others.
Coolblue does what the name suggests and dissipates the heat while providing you with memory foam comfort. Regular memory foam can retain your heat and make you even hotter. Below, we have one coolblue mattress on the list, just for your hot-bodied sleepers.
Some memory foam hybrids are going to trap heat, or air and make the mattresses warmer than some of the mattresses with cooler foams or gels. Depending on your personal temperature preferences you may want to take note of how warm or cool the hybrid foam tends to be.
Why Hybrid Foam?
Hybrid foam is usually made from a material much more breathable and responsive than memory foam and typically runs you plenty cheaper. If memory foam is too expensive or even too hot for you, finding the right hybrid could be heaven because you’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud thanks to the natural contour of the foam.
What’s Under the Foam Matters.
Often times the mattress you’re looking to get isn’t 100% hybrid foam, it also has springs or another form of support underneath. More often than not the mattresses below offer pocket spring support with a hybrid memory foam top. Pocket springs are more comfortable than cage springs, they provide great support but don’t take away comfort because each spring is encased in a ‘pocket’ of material.
As for movement, pocket spring mattresses are usually very precise, meaning if you toss and turn a lot you won’t disturb your partner. The springs can be encased in fabric individually and may be sewn into sets. However, pressing down on one side of the mattress only decompresses the springs under the weight, the rest of them are unaffected, unlike cage spring mattresses.
Double Foam: If you do manage to snag up a double foam mattress you’ll want to keep in mind that the foam will often dip and sag in places where your base doesn’t support it. So, if the foam is not sturdy enough, you will lose quality just because of your base. As the other buying guides have mentioned a very sturdy board will rectify the problems of a slatted base. Just make sure it will be able to bear the weight necessary and slide it right over your slats for added support for your mattress.
Some people like to sleep on rocks, others like to sleep on clouds and everyone else falls somewhere in-between. Hybrid memory foam mattresses do offer firm options; you don’t have to sink into every hybrid memory foam mattress. In fact, the mattresses I’ve reviewed below all sit at a medium firmness. Not too soft, not too hard.