Hybrid mattresses are often defined as spring mattresses layered with latex or memory foam cushioning on top. The issue is that typical hybrid mattresses still contain a large amount of standard polyurethane foam. This foam breaks down, resulting in a loss of comfort and support, often in as little as a year or two.
The Mattress & Sleep Company believes that the best hybrid mattresses are a combination of 100% natural Talalay latex foam and a European pocket coil. Our partners at Berkeley Ergonomics are specialists in this style of mattress. In our opinion, these are some of the highest-performing mattresses available today, full stop.
For those on a modest budget, our Paarizaat Copperlite 11" bed in a box is a fantastic Made in Canada option that is super comfortable.
The Best Hybrid Mattress
The best hybrid mattress is made by Berkeley Ergonomics and is crafted with European pocket coils and 100% natural Vita Talalay latex. These hybrid mattress materials are the best available when considering the most critical factor in selecting the best possible mattress, namely, The Elastic Bed Principle:
The Elastic Bed Principle.
Your mattress should be constructed of highly elastic materials for these three very simple reasons:
- Elastic materials conform better to the complex shape of the human body.
- Elastic materials rebound/bounce back to their original shape effortlessly, providing proper support from head to toe, and not just the heaviest parts of the body.
- Elasticity IS support. It is very important to understand that ‘softness’ and ‘firmness’ are entirely separate metrics and are only loosely related to support. The elastic and conforming response of a softer spring is much more supportive to the human body than the firm and overly stiff support of the floor.
Read more about The Elastic Bed Principle in our Spring Mattress Buying Guide.