Hybrid cars, hybrid bicycles, hybrid energy, even hybrid fruits – the term has become a buzz word in recent years, boasting a product’s ability to give the consumer the best of both worlds. The trend has made its way into the mattress world as well, and now hybrid mattresses are the cutting edge of sleep technology. But what exactly is a hybrid mattress? Are there real benefits to this new type of bed, or is it merely a marketing gimmick? As a business that has had our finger on the pulse of mattress fads for the past 75+ years, we’ve seen our fair share of innovations in the industry; from springs, to memory foam, to latex…even to water! We want to help you look past the marketing hype and give you some real answers and insight into the hybrid mattress craze.
What makes a mattress a hybrid mattress?
You’re probably familiar with the concept of a hybrid – the combination of two elements to create a new product with its own unique features and benefits. On a basic level, a hybrid mattress utilizes both an innerspring and foam in its construction. Now here’s where the definition can get a little hazy. First of all, the traditional innerspring mattress that you’ve been sleeping on for years has always used a spring topped with a layer of foam. So what makes a hybrid mattress different from this traditional recipe? Depending on who you ask, you may get a slightly different answer to this question. But in our opinion, it’s all about the foam.
In order for a mattress to be considered a hybrid, there has to be some type of specialty foam paired with a high quality innerspring system (usually a wrapped coil spring). Some models use one, others use a combination of these foams in their construction:
- Gel foam
- HD poly foam (1.8 pcf or greater)
- Memory foam
The difference in these foams is clear. The standard of quality, comfort and overall feel of the specialty foams used in a hybrid mattress set them apart from the conventional foams that you will find in a traditional innerspring mattress.
Benefits of a Hybrid Mattress
With a combination of springs and foam, the hybrid mattress allows you to experience the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and support. The innerspring provides that great, supportive feel that you can only get from a spring mattress. It also creates a responsive sleep surface that actively pushes back to support your body – a sensation that standard memory foam mattresses cannot replicate. The specialty foam(s) that sit atop the innerspring deliver luxurious comfort and contouring support.
The overall feel, like you may have guessed, is somewhere between the slow-response of an all-foam mattress and the bounce of a traditional innerspring mattress. Whether you prefer a plush mattress or a firm mattress, this makes it a great option for a variety of sleepers, from those who favor foam to those who prefer a more traditional innerspring feel.
Is this Aviya Mattress a Hybrid Mattress?
Absolutely. We designed the Aviya mattress to deliver exceptional comfort from the combination of a wrapped coil innerspring and HD poly foams. The two elements work together to create a unique feel with substantial support, something we could not have achieved with an all-foam fabrication or a conventional innerspring construction.
Want to learn more about the hybrid construction of the Aviya mattress? Take a look inside our mattress and read about the exceptional materials that we use to build it. For more information about our premium HD foam, check out our article about the benefits of high density foam.