If you’ve been looking for a new mattress, you may have come across the term ‘hybrid mattress’. But what exactly is it? Learn all about this new type of mattress here, including what it’s made up of, the benefits it offers, and how it compares to memory foam.
What Is A Hybrid Mattress?
Also known as a combination mattress, a hybrid mattress brings together different types of technologies to provide a balance of comfort and support. They do this by having a multi-layered design. These different layers are usually made from memory foam and springs (either pocketed or continuous). The number of layers, specific technologies, and materials used varies from mattress to mattress. For instance, our Simba Hybrid Mattress is comprised of five layers, which includes:
1. Soft and breathable sleep surface. Other hybrid mattresses may refer to this as a cushioning or pillow layer.
2. Simbatex® foam comfort layer. This gently cradles the body and provides 30x more airflow than standard memory foam.
3. Areocoil® micro spring support layer. Simba’s patented pocket springs provide tailored, responsive support and prevent motion transfer.
4. High-density foam, super- supportive base.
What Are The Benefits of A Hybrid Mattress?
A hybrid mattress combines the advantages of both foam and spring mattresses, whilst reducing any drawbacks they may bring. Top of the list of the benefit of a hybrid mattress are:
High Levels of Support
Hybrid mattresses are renowned for the blend of comfort and support they offer: the cushioning comfort of memory foam combined with the efficient, responsive support of springs. This provides superb pressure relief, especially around the spine and joints, but also offers sufficient support to keep the spine correctly aligned. A hybrid mattress is suitable for a broad range of sleep styles too, because of its unique composition. So if you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, you can do so comfortably.
Regulates Body Temperature
The spring layers on a hybrid mattress encourages airflow around the coils. This means that it’s less prone to trapping in warmth, thus resulting in individuals overheating whilst they’re asleep. Some hybrid mattresses are also made with specialist cooling technology and materials, which encourage airflow too.
Suitable for Sharing
If you share your bed with someone, a hybrid mattress is a great option for both of you to get a good night’s rest. The foam layer has very limited motion transfer, and pocket springs move independently. This means that there is a much lower risk of disturbing your sleeping partner when either of you move.
Hybrid mattresses have a long lifecycle. The springs in them not only support you, but also support the foam layers. This continues to help maintain the mattress’s shape and structure.
Are Hybrid Mattresses Hot?
No, in fact hybrid mattresses are popular for their temperature regulating design. As mentioned above air can flow easily through the springs of a hybrid mattress. This is beneficial for everyone, particularly those who get hot pretty easily when sleeping.
How Long Does a Hybrid Mattress Take To Expand?
It can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days for a hybrid mattress to fully expand. It all comes down to the individual mattress. However, most hybrid mattresses usually take no more than ten hours. If it hasn’t expanded after seven days, there might be a problem with it so best to get in touch with where you bought it from.
Simba Hybrid Mattresses are ready for sleep in as little as three to six hours after unboxing. It may take up to 72 hours for your Simba Hybrid Mattress to fully expand, however rest assured you can sleep on it from day one.
Is A Hybrid Mattress Better Than Memory Foam?
We might be a little biased here, but we believe that hybrid mattresses are better than memory foam ones. This comes down to a couple key reasons. Firstly, traditional memory foam slowly compresses under pressure, but it has little ability to bounce back – so in simple terms, the dent your body makes doesn’t move when you do. And with no other support layers, you’ll find your body is no longer as comfortable or correctly aligned as it was initially. Traditional memory foam is also notorious for trapping heat, which may not be ideal for warm sleepers.
These issues with memory foam are precisely why Simba designed our patented Simbatex® foam; it’s an ‘open-cell’ foam which allows it to provide greater elasticity and 30x more airflow than traditional memory foam. It is also infused with graphite, a natural heat conducting material which helps draw excess heat away from the body.
Why Choose A Hybrid Mattress From Simba?
We offer a range of hybrid mattresses, from our essential options to our second-generation Pro and Luxe designs. All of these feature our own cooling Simbatex® foam and our Aerocoil® micro springs, which together provide unique, cushioned comfort and tailored, responsive support. From single to super king, our hybrid mattresses are engineered for a great night’s sleep. Looking for a refurbished option? Take a look at our high-quality recycled mattresses.