Memory Foam vs. Hybrid Mattress: Which Should You Choose?
Updated: Feb 10
Here’s a tough question for you. When was the last time you went mattress shopping? Twenty years ago? Perhaps never? If it has been a while since your last trip to the mattress store, you may be intimidated by the wide selection of in-store and online mattresses. Let’s break down the two most popular styles today: memory foam and hybrid.
Benefits of Memory Foam
There is no doubt you have heard about memory foam. Remember that mattress ad with the lady jumping up and down next to a glass of wine without spilling any? While eliminating motion transfer between you and your sleeping partner, memory foam provides support where you need it most. This unique material creates a cradling sensation by conforming to and reducing pressure points along the entire length of your body.
Because memory foam mattresses provide unmatched pressure relief, they are widely recommended for those who suffer from back pain. Our chiropractor-recommended, medium-firm Heir ET Plus mattress is one of our most popular memory foam models for a bad back. Read real-life Bed Boss customer testimonials about it here.
Maintenance is simple with a memory foam mattress. The mattress simply requires a 180 degree rotation 2 to 4 times per year to prevent lasting impressions. It also has hypoallergenic properties and is very easy to clean. For more Bed Boss mattress maintenance tips, check out the FAQ section on our website.
What is a Hybrid Mattress
What if you have tried memory foam already and decided that it is just not for you? You may find the hugging sensation uncomfortable or worry about getting extra warm at night between the dense layers. Fortunately, you are not forced to choose between memory foam or an old, creaky innerspring mattress. A hybrid mattress combines the best of both worlds.
Hybrid mattresses are designed with memory foam top layers for ultimate comfort and a pocketed coil system underneath for bounce and airflow. Our medium-firm Rejuvenate mattress is a hybrid model celebrated for comfortably combining memory foam and springs for a more traditional feel.
What Type of Mattress is Right for You?
Your own personal needs and preferences should be the determining factors when deciding what type of mattress technology to commit to. Individuals who suffer from chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain may find themselves needing the extra support offered by a dense memory foam mattress. Sleepers who move around a lot at night may prefer a hybrid mattress to avoid the sinking sensation of memory foam.
The best way to find the perfect mattress is to get out and try them! Even if your heart is set on a particular style, both memory foam and hybrid technologies offer a wide range of firmness levels and designs. Do not be afraid to ask questions or to try out the products before you commit. Make sure you are content with your decision before taking home your new bed. After all, this could be the next mattress you sleep on every night for a decade.