Hybrid Mattresses Will Help You Create That "Goldilocks" Bed—They're Just Right

Shop the best hybrid mattresses—which combine layers of memory foam, latex, or gel with an innerspring system to deliver maximum comfort—on the market right now.

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If you've been struggling to get a good night's sleep, a hybrid mattress might be exactly what you need to start resting a little easier. Utilizing aspects of both old and new-wave technology, these mattresses are known for their sturdiness, pressure-relieving abilities, and cooling properties. "This [type of] multi-layer bed combines memory foam, latex, or gel along with an innerspring system," explains Russell Jelinek, the senior engineering and compliance director at Casper, of the hybrid mattress category. "Sleepers can experience both the pressure relief of the foam layers and the sturdy feel of a classic spring mattress."

With the addition of coils underneath the supportive foam, hybrid mattresses "push back on the sleeper's body weight to help keep the spine aligned," notes Drew Miller, a sleep specialist and director of marketing at Sit 'n Sleep. Ahead, we asked industry experts what makes a hybrid mattress so uniquely beneficial for different sleepers and rounded up some of their recommendations.

Best Hybrid Mattresses to Buy in 2023

The Benefits of a Hybrid Mattress

According to Chris Allen, director of mattresses at Purple, the benefits separating hybrid mattresses from conventional foam-only models can be narrowed down to increased airflow (or heat dissipation), greater durability, and a "responsive, springy feel." Since many hybrid models are infused with cooling gels, in addition to those inherent temperature regulating abilities, Miller says they're an especially good option for anyone who sleeps hot. And while hybrid mattresses offer enough support for most consumers, side sleepers will reap the most benefits from their design: The combination of foam and coils creates a "cradling effect on key pressure points," explains Melanie Huet, CCO of Serta Simmons Bedding. "They're also a great option for people who sleep with partners, kids, and pets in the bed. The pocketed coil system helps eliminate motion transfer."

Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid

Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid
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It's luxurious, supportive, and sustainably produced. "The Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid features a sustainable fabric technology called Seaqual, which recovers ocean plastics and upcycles them into eco-friendly fabrics," says Huet. "Each queen-sized mattress represents the recovery of up to 50 water bottles from the ocean."

Shop Now: Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid, from $1,399, beautyrest.com.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress

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While this hybrid mattress features the same award-winning foam that's in all Tuft & Needle models, this iteration offers extra softness, support, and heat regulation, notes Huet. It's also one of the more affordable hybrid mattresses on the market.

Shop Now: Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress, from $796, tuftandneedle.com.

Purple Hybrid Premier 3

Purple Hybrid Premier 3
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"The Purple Hybrid Premier 3 is our best seller and a step up in immersive pressure relief and heat dissipation," Allen shares. The stainless-steel coils and foam material provide the right amount of buoyancy while still remaining supportive enough to aid with body alignment.

Shop Now: Purple Hybrid Premier 3, from $2,249, purple.com.

Casper Original Hybrid

Casper Original Hybrid mattress
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"We recommend this mattress for those who love comfort, support, and affordability," says Jelinek. The design is especially notable for its breathable foam that's separated into three ergonomic zones—all of which work together to support and align your spine.

Shop Now: Casper Original Hybrid, from $895, casper.com.

Resident DreamCloud

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Another more affordable option, the DreamCloud mattress by Resident is especially comfortable for hot sleepers and those who frequently rest on their backs.

Shop Now: Resident DreamCloud, from $699, dreamcloudsleep.com.

Sit 'n Sleep Hybrid Infinity

Sit 'n Sleep Hybrid Infinity mattress
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This hybrid mattress expertly cradles your form as you sleep, a feature of high-quality hybrid mattresses, Miller says: "It comes with pocketed spring coils individually wrapped in fabric, which allows the coils to contour to your body weight independent of each other."

Shop Now: Sit 'n Sleep Hybrid Infinity, from $649.99, sitnsleep.com.

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