What Is a Hybrid Mattress? And How to Decide if it’s Right for You!

What Is a Hybrid Mattress? And How to Decide if it’s Right for You!

June 27, 2022


So you’re on the hunt for a better night’s rest and know it’s time for a new mattress. Choosing one from all the options out there can be overwhelming. You’ve probably seen the term “hybrid” during your searches but what does that mean? Essentially, a hybrid mattress is made of a blend of two popular mattress styles: traditional spring coils and pressure-relieving memory foam layers.

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What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

A hybrid mattress has a coil spring base that is topped with layers of plush memory foam. This means you get the longevity and comfortable bounce of innerspring coils plus the body-contouring support of memory foam. It’s the best of both worlds!

family lounging on an Allswell Hybrid mattress

Hybrid Mattress FAQs

Let’s walk through the basics so you can decide if a hybrid mattress is right for you.  

Are hybrid mattresses comfortable?

Many people find hybrid mattresses to be a nice balance between firm and soft. At Allswell, we designed our hybrid mattresses with what we think is the perfect medium-firm feel. Plus we also have an option for those who like a more firm mattress.

They’re often cooler than all-foam mattresses because hybrids are made of breathable memory foam layers on top of spring coils. Some, like the Allswell mattresses, have cooling gel layers that absorb heat and transfer it away from your body. 

But don’t just take our word for it, here are a few five star reviews from some well-rested Allswell customers:

The Allswell Hybrid Mattress:

“I bought this 2 weeks ago and my back finally stopped hurting. I love this bed so much.”


The Allswell Luxe Hybrid:

“Amazing mattress! So comfortable but not too soft. The perfect amount of firmness.”


The Brick: 

“The Brick is a firm mattress at a great price. For the past month, I have slept better.”

-Nancy S.

The Allswell Supreme:

“It's like sleeping on a cloud, but it still gives you the support you need.”


How much do hybrid mattresses cost?

While the cost of a hybrid mattress depends on its size, the thickness of its memory foam layers, and speciality features, the Sleep Foundation says the average cost of a queen size hybrid mattress is between $1,200 and $2,000. By contrast, Allswell hybrid mattresses start as low as $379 for a queen size.

How long do hybrid mattresses last?

The Sleep Foundation says a typical hybrid mattress lasts 6 years or as many as 10, depending on how well the mattress is cared for and the material it’s made of. 

Allswell mattresses include a 10-year limited warranty. To maximize the life of any mattress, use a well-made bed frame that complies with the manufacturer’s recommendations and protect it 

from stains or spills by using a mattress pad—which is lightly padded and fits over your mattress and beneath your fitted sheet.

Do you need a box spring with a hybrid mattress?

The short answer is no, you don’t need a box spring. No hybrid mattress (or any mattress for that matter) needs a box spring. What determines if you need a box spring is actually the type of bed frame you have and your personal preferences (such as how high you like your bed to sit).

Now that you’re armed with information on hybrid mattresses, take the next step in your hunt to find your new mattress:

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The information provided in this blog article is for educational purposes only and does not substitute for the advice of a medical professional.