If you're in the market for a new mattress, you have the chance to switch to a different type than the one you currently sleep on. This isn't necessarily an easy decision — there are lots of different types of mattresses out there with their own pros and cons.
If you aren't wedded to one type of mattress and don't have a clear idea of which one to buy now, then switching to a hybrid mattress could be the answer. What is a hybrid mattress and what are its benefits?
What Are Hybrid Mattresses?
A hybrid mattress combines two types of mattress in one. It contains coil springs that usually form the overall base of the mattress. Then, it has an upper soft latex or memory foam layer that sits on top of the coils.
What Are the Advantages of Switching to a Hybrid Mattress?
While some people like to sleep on a coiled or foam mattress, these products don't suit every sleeper. Each option has its disadvantages. For example, some people find that a coil mattress is too mobile. The whole mattress tends to move when you move. So, you may feel unsupported. Plus, anyone else in the bed will feel any movement you make. This could leave one or both of you with disturbed sleep. Coils also sometimes get noisy as they age. If they are made of metal, then they can also rust, and they'll ultimately lose some of their springiness.
On the other hand, foam mattresses, like those made of memory foam, don't suit some sleepers. While these mattresses typically support your weight and movement better, they can feel too hard for some people. You may feel that the mattress is thick rather than cushioned and that it makes you too warm in bed at night.
A hybrid mattress is a good compromise that brings out the best of both options. For a start, you get the benefits of coils, which give your bed extra spring and comfort. Then, you get a foam layer on the top which gives you targeted body weight support. This layer also protects the coils more which should make them last longer. As the foam is thinner and has coil ventilation underneath, you should feel cooler than on a pure foam product.
To find out more about hybrid mattresses and the best product for your bed, talk to local mattress stores.