What is a hybrid mattress, and are they the best?

Hybrid mattresses are new and exciting, but each brand has a different definition of the style

Has anyone ever told you that you should get a hybrid mattress?

Joshua Rigsby and William Wellauer from Everett’s ESC Mattress Center meet a lot of customers who think hybrid mattresses are the best option for a comfortable sleep. It’s understandable, given the many national brands and local mattress stores with extremely convincing marketing campaigns.

“Hybrid is one of the most used terms in the industry right now. But every company has a different definition, and the average guest coming into our store has no idea what a hybrid mattress actually is. But most of our customers still think they want one,” Joshua says.

What is a hybrid mattress?

The experienced staff at ESC Mattress Center define a hybrid mattress as one with a combination of individually wrapped coils and specialty foam.

“One of the easiest ways to identify a hybrid mattress is by the stitching. Traditional coil mattresses have always had a thin layer of foam on top, with stitching to keep it in place. Modern hybrid mattresses don’t have any stitching, so the top should look smooth like a latex or memory foam mattress,” William says.

What are the benefits of hybrid mattresses?

Ideally, a hybrid mattress gives you the best of both worlds. Like foam mattresses, hybrids do not transfer motion, so you won’t be disturbed if your partner tosses in their sleep. The foam top also provides pressure relief on your shoulders and hips.

You’ll also enjoy the benefits of coils: better airflow for a cooler sleep, and the familiar bounce-back of springs.

Is a hybrid mattress your best choice?

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you probably started your search by doing some online research. The next step is to visit a trusted local store where you can test different styles and talk to an expert.

“Sometimes a hybrid mattress isn’t what you actually want. We’ll have customers come in asking for a hybrid, and then they’ll mention that they don’t like memory foam. In that case, a hybrid mattress probably isn’t for you,” William says.

William, Joshua and the rest of the ESC Mattress staff have years of experience and will help you find a bed that matches your sleep style, budget and expectations. They also offer a 365 Day Comfort Guarantee, so you can try it out at home to ensure a good fit.

Find ESC Mattress Center at 10121 #30, Evergreen Way, Everett, on Facebook, or online at www.escmattresscenter.com. Visit the store Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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