What is a hybrid mattress?
There are dozens of different mattress types.
A hybrid mattress, in a nutshell, is any mattress combining two or more different materials. 👌
Usually, hybrid mattresses will combine memory foam as a comfort layer with pocket springs as a core or support layer.
But, there are also many other layers of foam you're likely to find, such as cold foam, high-resilience foam, and latex foam. 😲
The Springtek Euro Top Hybrid Latex Pocket Spring Mattress, for example, features 100% natural latex, together with pocketed coils.
We look at all of the possible mattress materials in more detail further down. 👇
Unlike other mattresses, hybrids combine the best of their compositional materials, making them well suited to various body types, weights, and sleeping positions.
Things to consider when buying a hybrid mattress
Investing in a new mattress should be a long-term decision.
This is why you should consider all factors that make for a high-quality mattress before you buy.
Here are some key factors to consider to help you make the right choice. 🤔
What is the density of the bed?
Quality materials can often be described in terms of density. 🙌
When we're talking about foam mattresses, we consider the amount of foam used per cubic metre.
You can use the below table as a rough guideline to foam density:
When we're talking about spring mattresses, we consider the number of springs used in the bed. 🌀
Look for a mattress with a minimum of 350 springs for the smallest size.
Rule of thumb: The higher the density, the higher the quality of the mattress.
Density also affects durability.
High-density mattresses are likely to last much longer. 🥳
What size mattress do you need?
There are dozens of Indian mattress sizes available, including single mattresses, double mattresses, queen-size mattresses, and king mattresses. 🇮🇳
The size you need - or want - will depend on:
- Your budget
- The size of your bedroom
- Whether you sleep alone or with a partner
If you're buying a replacement mattress, you'll need to find the right mattress for your bed frame. 🛌
If you're buying a new bed frame or box spring and mattress set, then consider the above factors to help you make a choice.
We navigate this somewhat perplexing space in more detail in our guide on Indian mattress sizes.
What's the right degree of firmness?
The right firmness level for you may be a matter of personal preference, but it's also influenced by your body weight, build, height, and preferred sleeping position. 🏋️♀️
- Lighter-weight people and side sleepers generally prefer softer mattresses.
- Average-weight people and combination sleepers do well on medium-firm mattresses.
- Heavier-weight people and pure stomach sleepers or back sleepers generally prefer firmer mattresses.
All-foam mattresses tend to be softer, but most bed-in-a-box mattresses, like the Emma Original, are medium-firm, making them a good choice for a wide variety of sleepers.
The Springtek Euro Top Hybrid Latex Pocket Spring Mattress is an excellent medium-firm mattress suitable for a wide range of people.
Does the mattress come with a risk-free trial period?
Many of the best mattresses in India come with a risk-free sleep trial.
This means that you can try the mattress in the comfort of your own home for a set period. 🏡
And, if you're not completely satisfied, you can simply send it back for a full refund.
The Comforto Hybrid mattress, for example, comes with a phenomenal 100-night sleep trial.
We'd recommend you try a mattress for at least three weeks before making up your mind. 🤯
After all, it may take some time to get used to a new mattress - especially if your old mattress was vastly different!
Should you buy a hybrid mattress?
Hybrid mattresses are a great choice for a wide range of sleepers, guaranteeing good support and comfortable sleep. 😴
We'd recommend hybrid mattresses to:
- People looking for a good orthopaedic choice.
- People wanting a comfortable and supportive mattress.
- People who sweat easily or feel hot at night.
- Restless sleepers.
Ultimately, though, we'd recommend opting for a hybrid mattress with a risk-free trial period.
This gives you the chance to try the mattress and, if you're not 100% comfortable, you can send it back for a full refund.