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Best Hybrid Mattresses for 2022

Memory foam skeptics, rejoice: These hybrid mattresses have a layer of springs for additional support and bounce. Here are the best ones.

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If you're having a hard time choosing between an innerspring mattress or a memory foam mattress, we understand. Each type of mattress has its own advantages, and it can be exceedingly difficult to decide what you're going to sleep on for the next decade or so. But may we suggest a hybrid mattress, which combines the best of both worlds? Not only do they provide better support and have less motion transfer, they're also breathable and offer good temperature regulation. If you need a good night's sleep to start off your day, a comfortable hybrid mattress is the best way to go.

Like any other category of mattress, the firmness level of a hybrid mattress can run the gamut from super-soft and plush to firm enough for a stomach sleeper. The mattress materials can also vary: Some are infused with copper, gel or latex, others have perforated layers that improve airflow to help you sleep more comfortably and some even have a comfort layer. They can come in many different configurations, from mattresses with a latex hybrid, gel memory foam or foam layer to ones with individually wrapped coils. The best hybrid mattress for you depends on several factors, like your sleeping position, need for motion isolation, your weight and whether or not it provides pressure relief when you're dealing with pain.

These models are our top picks because they're comfortable, supportive and feel truly high quality. I've personally slept on -- and loved -- them all. Want to find out which one is right for you? Read on in our best hybrid mattress review for all the details you need to build a great hybrid bed. And, if you're still unsure about which mattress is best for you, almost all the mattress companies on this list have a pretty stellar return policy -- just in case.

Prices listed are the base price for a queen mattress, not inclusive of the frequent promotions mattress-makers run. And, if you're looking to update your entire sleeping situation, we have lists of the best sheets and best pillows to peruse.

Read more: Best Mattress in a Box for 2022

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Type

Hybrid mattress

Firmness

3 firmness levels | Plush Soft: Medium or 5 | Luxury Firm: Medium-firm or 7 | Firm: 9/10 or firm

Trial

360 nights

Warranty

lifetime warranty

Price (Queen)

$1,595

Just based on looks alone, you can tell the Saatva Classic is a step above the rest. It has a 3-inch Euro pillow top that sits on top of high-density memory foam and two coil mattress layers -- one that helps contour your body and another that prevents sagging. This hybrid innerspring mattress felt the most like a traditional spring mattress, but with considerably less motion transfer and no squeaking.

The pillow top had enough give to alleviate pressure on my shoulders and hips, while the springs and foam below provided adequate support for my back, preventing my body from sagging and knocking my spine out of alignment in my preferred sleeping position. However, that's on its softest mattress

The Luxury Firm Saatva mattress, which is really a medium-firm feel that's rated a 7 out of 10, is Saatva's most popular option and a good choice for a back, stomach, sleeper or combination sleeper. If you prefer a little more contouring, or you weigh less than 150 pounds and find most mattresses too firm, you might find the Saatva mattress to be a little overbearing. Especially due to its dual-coil layers. Read more in our full Saatva mattress review

The Saatva Classic comes in sizes from twin XL to split California king.

Saatva Classic
$350 off of $1000 purchase
* Pricing based on Queen model
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Type

Poly foam hybrid mattress

Firmness

5 or medium

Trial

100 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price (Queen)

$1,954

With its plush organic cotton cover and five-layer construction, the Leesa Legend feels and looks really luxurious. It's made from two layers of springs and two layers of memory foam that immediately felt soft and inviting, with less adjustment time than some of the others on this list. One of the layers, called a relief and stability layer, combines micro-pocket coils with an exclusive stabilizing foam, something that's pretty unique to this mattress brand. That layer makes a big difference when it comes to targeted pressure relief and eliminating motion transfer.

This Leesa hybrid mattress was comfortable no matter the sleep position, but it had the best body contouring when I was lying on my back. And thanks to motion isolation I couldn't feel my boyfriend move around at all -- even when he got up in the middle of the night. It was like he wasn't even there. I rated it around a 5 on the firmness scale. So, while Leesa calls this mattress medium-firm, I'd say it feels more on the medium side, especially compared to others like the Saatva. Read more in our full Leesa Legend mattress review

The Leesa Legend comes in sizes from twin XL to California king.

Leesa Legend
Save up to $700 + 2 free pillows
* Pricing based on Queen model
Amerisleep

Type

Memory foam hybrid

Firmness

7 or Medium-firm

Trial

100 nights

Warranty

20-year prorated warranty

Price (Queen)

$1,149

If you're dealing with back pain, either from your mattress or otherwise, the Amerisleep AS2 Hybrid is the hybrid mattress for you. Designed for back or stomach sleepers, this medium-firm mattress helps maintain proper spinal alignment. Amerisleep uses a proprietary plant-based memory foam called Bio-Pur that aims to solve all of the problems of traditional memory foam. It contours your body without any of that slow-sinking feeling and helps dissipate warmth, rather than trapping it and making you sweat.

As someone who's not a fan of memory-foam-only mattresses, the improved response time was one of my favorite things about the AS2 Hybrid. When I changed positions during the night the mattress adjusted quickly, thanks to the pocketed coils, and I never felt like I was stuck in a hole. I felt like my body was cradled, but never like I was sinking into the mattress, something that's a common complaint with softer memory foam and that can contribute to back pain. Read more in our full Amerisleep mattress review

The Amerisleep AS2 Hybrid comes in sizes from twin to split king.

Amerisleep AS2 Hybrid
$450 off any mattress with promo with code:
AS450
* Pricing based on Queen model
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Type

Flippable hybrid mattress

Firmness

Firm: 5 or medium | Soft: 3 or medium-soft

Trial

120 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price (Queen)

$1,499

From comfort to motion isolation to cooling capabilities, the Layla Hybrid mattress earned high marks across the board and a top spot on our list as the best hybrid mattress. It contoured to my body without too much sinking, and had just enough bounce to keep me comfortable, but not so much that I was jolted awake when my partner tossed and turned during the night.

A true hybrid, this mattress is constructed of innerspring coils that are sandwiched between four layers of memory foam. Two of those memory foam layers are infused with copper, which not only keeps you cool, but is also naturally antimicrobial and helps fight off the buildup of bacteria and other undesirable things that break down your mattress more quickly.

Aside from the fact that it's just really comfortable, something else that makes the Layla Hybrid mattress stand out is that it's flippable. There's a soft side and a firmer mattress side, so if you're not really sure which mattress type you like -- or you like to switch it up based on how your body feels at any given time -- you don't have to decide; you can have both. I preferred the softer side, which is rated a 4 out of 10, but if you need a little more support, the firm side clocks in at 7 out of 10. Read more in our full Layla Hybrid mattress review

The Layla Hybrid mattress comes in twin to California king sizes.

Read our Layla Hybrid review.

 

Layla Hybrid
$200 off Hybrid Mattress + 2 FREE Pillows
* Pricing based on Queen model
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Type

Poly foam hybrid mattress

Firmness

5 or medium

Trial

100 nights

Warranty

15-year limited warranty

Price (Queen)

$1,849

Mattress preferences can differ significantly, so if you sleep with a partner, landing on one that suits both of you can be a serious exercise in compromise. But thanks to a construction that can please most people, the Helix Midnight Luxe makes it a little easier. Landing smack in the middle of the firmness scale, it can satisfy sleepers on both ends of the spectrum. If you prefer softer beds (like me) but your partner likes things on the firmer side (like my boyfriend), you'll both be happy on this Helix mattress. The same is true for different sleeping positions.

After sleeping on this Helix mattress for a few weeks, my boyfriend and I were both happy campers. I slept through the night and didn't wake up with shoulder pain from sleeping on my side, and my boyfriend, who snoozes mostly on his back, felt equally comfortable in that sleep position. Aside from layers of memory foam and springs, Helix's Luxe hybrid models have a premium feature that's worth the extra cost: zoned lumbar support that's designed to support your back and keep your body properly aligned. See more in our full Helix mattress review

The Helix Midnight Luxe comes in sizes from twin to California king.

Helix Midnight Luxe
$150 off + 2 pillows
* Pricing based on Queen model
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Type

Poly foam mattress

Firmness

6 out of 10 or medium

Trial

100 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price (Queen)

$1,165

All hybrid mattresses offer more support than memory foam-only models, but if you're looking for a bed that has a balanced feel, the Casper Original Hybrid has your back (literally). Like the other mattresses on this list, it has a layered construction -- two top layers of foam and a support layer of individually-wrapped springs that add extra lift. I'd rate it around a 5 to 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, making it ideal for just about any sleeping position.

The Casper Original Hybrid doesn't have that slow sink feeling and motion isolation that you get with softer memory foams. It also offers more edge support, thanks to some extra firmness around the border. And even though it's a hybrid, which are typically more expensive than other models, it's still a budget-friendly pick, even when compared to memory foam-only options. 

The Casper Original Hybrid comes in sizes from twin to California king.

Read our Casper Original review.

 

Casper Original
up to $600 off mattresses
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Type

Hybrid mattress

Firmness

6 or medium to medium-firm

Trial

100 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price (Queen)

$2,429

The Purple Hybrid Premier 4 is probably my personal favorite mattress on this best hybrid mattress list, but since it's really unique, it might not work for everyone. If you prefer medium mattresses to firm mattresses and you're not quite sold on memory foam, this is an excellent option for you.

Like all Purple models, this Purple mattress is made of a proprietary hyper-elastic polymer grid that sits on top of a layer of responsive, noise-reducing coils. The major difference is that the Premier 4 has an additional inch of the Purple grid compared to the other hybrid model (and 2 extra inches beyond the standard model). And it makes all the difference in the world.

The Purple mattress had the most bounce out of all the mattresses, and it definitely felt the softest, but in a nontraditional way. The grid bends and moves in a way that perfectly contours your body, providing exceptional support for your back and spine. It was also really comfortable in every sleep position -- back, side and stomach. I also found myself doing work from my bed more often, since it was so comfortable when lying on my stomach. If you want even more customizable support, an adjustable base is sold separately. 

The Purple Hybrid Premier 4 comes in sizes from twin XL to split king.

Read our Purple Hybrid Premier 4 review.

 

Purple Hybrid Premier 4
Up to $400 off mattress bundle
* Pricing based on Queen model
Brooklyn Bedding

Type

Hybrid mattress

Firmness

3 firmness levels | Soft: 3 or Medium-soft | Medium: 5 or Medium | Firm: Medium-firm or 7

Trial

120 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price (queen)

$1,874

This Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress checks a ton of boxes when it comes to a nice hybrid mattress. It has effective cooling technology that actually works, it's offered in three different firmness levels for any sleeping position, contains over 1,000 pocketed coils in the base layer for maximum support, and it offers a very comfortable neutral-foam feel that's more responsive and bouncy than memory foam.

The secret to this bed's cooling ability is a few different things: the brand's special CopperFlex foam which helps draw heat away from the body and its TitanCool-infused cover which is smooth and cool-to-the-touch. It claims that it brings your skin temperature to 88 degrees -- while I can't confirm this claim, I can say that it's one of the most effective cooling mattresses that I've ever tested. 

You would think that a mattress this nice costs a fortune, but it's actually very affordable. Especially compared to other cooling mattresses. Brooklyn Bedding is known for making quality mattresses at affordable prices, and I think a part of it has to do with the fact that the brand cuts out the middleman by owning factories and manufacturing its own mattresses. It can also be pretty generous with discounts.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe
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My Slumber Yard

The DreamCloud Hybrid mattress is a premium bed with a subtle memory foam feel that doesn't give you the sensation you're falling into a sinkhole like other memory foam beds do. Instead, it's a little more responsive, and easier for combination sleepers to switch positions on. It's also very pressure relieving, especially with the addition of its fluffy and lush pillow top. 

On a scale from one to 10 on the firmness level, I'd rate this DreamCloud mattress right in the middle. That makes it perfect for a wide range of sleepers, from back, side, stomach and combination. 

It's a hefty mattress standing at 14 inches. It's heavy, but it comes with handles on the side to make it easier to move around. One of my favorite things about this bed is its cashmere blend cover. It feels soft and comforting like a luxurious cashmere sweater. 

I personally know two people who sleep on a DreamCloud mattress and they say they love it. It's accommodating, comfortable and an all-around great bed for most people who enjoy the feel of neutral memory foam. I expected this bed to have one of the highest prices on this list, but it offers a great value. A queen size retails for $999, and DreamCloud often runs promos which add in extra accessories. 

Slumber Yard

Type

Hybrid mattress

Firmness

3 firmness levels | Medium-soft or 3 | Medium or 5 | Medium-firm or 7

Trial

120 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price (queen)

$1,499

The WinkBed mattress is one of those hybrid beds that you would find in a nice hotel room when you're on a vacation -- it's extra luxurious. It's almost 14 inches tall, and it's made with zoned pocketed coils to provide targeted pressure relief and support to the areas of the body you need it most. The edges are also reinforced to be ultra durable and sturdy to make it easy to get in and out of bed, and prevent you from feeling like you're going to fall off the side.

Not only is it a thick and strong hybrid mattress, but it has a fluffy and light pillow top that gives it a plush feel as you lay down. It also offers plenty of support, especially the firm model. You have three different firmness levels to choose which come out to medium-soft, medium and medium-firm. Most side sleepers should opt for the softer model while back and stomach sleepers would love the medium or firm profiles. See full WinkBed mattress review for more. 

Wink Bed Mattress
Allswell

Type

Hybrid mattress

Firmness

6 or medium to medium-firm

Trial

100 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price (Queen)

$449

You've probably heard of the retail giant Walmart, but what you may not be too familiar with is their bed-in-a-box brand called Allswell. In true Walmart fashion, Allswell mattresses are extremely affordable. I'd argue they're one of the best cheap mattress brands you can buy from while still having a quality mattress. It's a simple hybrid mattress without any bells or whistles, but that's what you want when you're looking for an ultra affordable bed. 

The mattress is slightly on the firm side, landing around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. If you sleep on your side all night, it might give you that tingly, fall-asleep sensation in your shoulder. Especially if you weigh under 150 pounds. Though, back, stomach and combination sleepers should find the mattress comfortable. It feels dense like memory foam, but it isn't slow-responding -- nor does it make you feel like you're in a sinkhole. It's just a regular hybrid mattress that'll appeal most to those who want to save money. Read more in our full Allswell mattress review

Allswell

Other mattresses we've tested

The CNET Sleep editors have tested over 100 mattresses and put in countless hours trying out the industry's most popular (and unpopular) beds. With so many to choose from, our lists omit a few well qualified contenders. Here are several hybrid mattresses we've tested that were runner-ups when making this best hybrid mattress list. 

  • Brooklyn Bedding Signature: This bed offers great bang for your buck. It's the same price, even less in many cases, than the popular foam bed-in-a-box mattresses. The Signature mattress isn't flashy, but it's a quality hybrid bed for an affordable price. The company manufactures its own beds, which I'm expecting is the reason it can sell them for cheaper. The bed is also offered in multiple firmness levels and will suit just about any sleeping position. 
  • Puffy Lux mattress: For side sleepers and plush-mattress lovers, the Puffy Lux mattress checks a lot of boxes. I compare it to a big supportive marshmallow. It's made with memory foam, but it's not as dense as a lot of popular memory foam beds. Instead, it's light, airy and a little more responsive. This bed is ultra pressure-relieving, but you also get support from the steel coils in the foundation layer. 

How we test

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What to look for in a mattress

Finding your perfect new mattress should come down to these key points: your dominant sleeping position, your body type, relevant health conditions, mattress materials and your budget. The position you sleep in most during the night will help you determine your ideal firmness level. Your weight should help you determine whether you should opt for the extra support of a hybrid mattress or a regular foam mattress. Your budget will help you narrow down the beds you can and can't afford. Lastly, different health conditions require different characteristics, and materials help determine whether or not you'll find the bed comfortable.

Sleeping position

  • Side sleepers typically sleep most comfortably on soft to medium mattresses because they relieve pressure from major joints like your hips and shoulders, rather than push into them. 
  • Back and stomach sleepers need a bed on the opposite side of the spectrum, medium to firm, because they offer proper spinal support to prevent back pain. 
  • Combination sleepers have two options: choose the firmness level that caters to their primary position or a medium firmness level that caters to all sleeping positions.

Body type

  • People who weigh under 230 pounds have the option between foam and hybrid beds; it just depends on the amount of support you're looking for. Those under 150 pounds, though, can skip hybrid beds all together if they want because they don't need the extra support.
  • I recommend hybrid beds to people over 230 pounds because they'll last longer (this is important if you spend a lot of money on your new bed) and they'll be much more supportive for the body. 

Health conditions

  • Hot sleepers, women suffering from menopause or people experiencing hot flashes can find a cool-sleeping mattress that absorbs and redistributes heat, or offers a ton of airflow. 
  • Those with arthritis or joint pain may want a soft, pressure-reliving mattress on the medium to soft side that cradles the hips and shoulders for maximum comfort. 
  • People who suffer from back pain may sleep most comfortably on a medium-firm mattress profile. It offers ample support and pressure relief at the same time, to prevent the back from sagging and cradle pressure points. 

Materials

  • Memory foam is known for its motion-isolating and pressure-reliving abilities. Some people also love the hugging feel. However, people who switch positions often can sometimes run into resistance since it's so slow to respond to pressure. 
  • Latex foam can be synthetic or natural/organic. Either way, it offers airflow, is more durable and supportive than most foam mattresses. On the other side of the token, natural latex can get expensive and they tend to be on the firm side. 
  • Poly foam is a synthetic foam that bounces more than memory foam but is more soft than latex foam. Most comfy couch cushions are made with this foam. it's breathable and affordable, but may not be as durable as other foams. 
  • Coils or innersprings are made from steel and provide extra support and durability for mattresses. 

Budget

  • The most affordable bed in a box mattresses can go for a few hundred dollars. 
  • Your typical bed in a box mattress costs in between $850 to $1,200. 
  • Hotel luxury and premium mattresses typically cost over the $1,200 range. 

Hybrid mattress FAQs

What is a hybrid mattress?

Like a hybrid car that fuses gas and electric, a hybrid mattress combines pocketed coils with comfy foam to give you a supportive but comfy sleeping surface that's more comfortable to snuggle up to than the old traditional innerspring mattresses. 

How much do hybrid mattresses cost?

Hybrid mattresses come in a range of different costs. A basic hybrid mattress will cost around $1,300 before discounts, but there are plenty of options under $1,000 if you want a budget hybrid mattress. There are also luxury hybrid mattresses that cost $1,600 and up. 

Are hybrid mattresses any good?

Yes. A hybrid mattress offers additional support and durability than all-foam mattresses thanks to the steel innersprings or coils in the foundation layer, and more comfort than a traditional innerspring mattress. A foam bed will last you around six or seven years while a hybrid mattress can last 10 to 12 years. 

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The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.