Hybrid mattresses are the modernized version of a memory foam mattress combining cooling foam with an individual coil system for added support. Some people prefer the feel of all-foam, but others may not. When trying out mattresses, a love or hate relationship often exists. Mattress comfort depends on how it feels for your body. You may also have a preference for what feels cozy and may depend on how you sleep. It can vary for each individual, so it is wise to try them out before making the final choice. Mattress World Northwest offers a 90-Night Comfort Guarantee to ensure that you are sleeping well. Comfort overall is personal and is an influential factor when deciding which style will be enjoyable and beneficial for you.
Evaluating features to assess which will best benefit your sleep quality can be somewhat intimidating. Fortunately, it isn’t as complicated as it may seem. Many manufacturers incorporate similar materials or technologies, like gels or phase change material, in the foams and springs but use different names or slogans to describe them. Find yourself a little confused by all the available options? Not to worry, the sleep specialists at Mattress World Northwest are comfort technology experts to help you along the way.
Mattresses are primarily individual comfort-based, but there are some secrets to help you along the way to finding the best hybrid or memory foam mattress for you. Although it may not be scientific, there is somewhat of a formula to help guide you in the right direction of which style will give you the revitalizing nights of sleep you have been craving.
Memory foam originated in the late ’60s and was first utilized in space shuttles and air crafts to offer relief from pressure caused by G forces during take-off and landing. Memory foam is a dense material that is a motion and shock absorber. Inside a mattress, it offers noticeable benefits of distributing the body evenly and aligning the vertebrae. Sinking into memory foam and allowing it to contour to the body shape is how the material will benefit your muscles and joints to give you restful sleep. When your curves sink into the mattress, the memory foam mattress will adapt to the hips and shoulders and fill in to support your lower back or sides.
Optimizing spinal alignment, canceling motion, and offering muscle relaxation is what memory foam does best.
Memory foam is an excellent option for couples. After all, it is the best at absorbing motion or bounce versus any other type of material because of its dense structure. Motion cancellation will give you the independence to sleep without waking up from the other person moving. Memory foam is recommended for you if your partner tends to be restless and moves a lot while trying to sleep. It offers unrivaled benefits for undisturbed sleep. Feeling your partner moving around on the other side of the bed will be a thing of the past.
Memory foam has a high capability to contour different body types, large and small, and contours to any position-side, back, or stomach. When a small person and a larger person are sleeping in different positions on the mattress, adaptability is necessary to sleep well. Because memory foam mattresses are densely layered, they are resistant to harboring dust or dust mites which is a bonus if you have allergies. A memory foam mattress is a confident match for couples with different body types seeking uninterrupted sleep or anyone who suffers from allergies.
A memory foam mattress is an ideal choice for back sleepers or anyone who suffers from back pain due to its ability to contour into the lower back area to offer relief and help alleviate severe or chronic discomfort like sciatica pain.
Memory foam will help increase circulation by promoting pressure and pain relief. Increased blood flow is one cause as to why memory foam can sleep a bit warm compared to other styles, but improved circulation during sleep distributes beneficial hormones. REM sleep repairs cells in the muscles, which heals the body and gives you brain fuel.
If you have below-average circulation, are often cold, or if you pile on the blankets or crank up the heat, a memory foam mattress would be an ideal choice for you. Improved circulation will also help alleviate joint pain, discomfort, or stiff muscles when you wake up in the morning.
You will find memory foams in an abundance of brands. Mattress World Northwest offers Bed Tech memory foam, an affordable, easy transport bed-in-the-box brand, with a 10-year warranty. One of the best memory foam mattresses out there are the well-known Serta iComfort, along with Posh + Lavish hand-made and GreenGuard-certified memory foam mattresses. All are also on display for you to shop and try at Mattress World Northwest. Deep and restful sleep will follow with a comfortable fit and appropriate support for your body from the pressure-relieving memory foam material.
The Hybrid style is a modern design built to counteract some notable disadvantages to all-foam mattresses while utilizing a more traditional coil support system. Since being introduced, memory foam hybrids have been an attractive alternative to all-foam. They have gained popularity because they offer long-lasting support, increased breathability, and less “stuck” in the mattress feel.
It is essential for sleep quality to regulate body temperature throughout the night. That way, after you fall asleep, you won’t wake up too hot or too cold. Memory foam mattresses have been around for almost 30 years and have developed a track record of positive and negative characteristics. Many notice that memory foams are not as breathable and can make you hot compared to a mattress with springs and airflow. Even if you don’t tend to run warm overall, memory foam has a reputation for being notoriously hot.
So if you do decide to go with an all-foam mattress, it is imperative to have at least one or more temperature-neutralizing properties like phase-change technology (PCM).
When it comes to sleeping deeply, your temperature will affect your ability to sleep well. Not waking up hot or cold will allow you to sleep deeply, heal your body, and “achieve big dreams.”
The best hybrid mattresses have addressed specific complaints over the years about all-foam mattresses. One of the main criticisms is that they are hard to move over on, feeling like quicksand. The effect of sinking into the mattress without any counterbalance from coils is the “stuck” feeling. Especially with soft memory foam mattresses, you will sink in more and more as the foams break in, contour, and warm-up using your body heat. Generally, a balanced mattress, like a hybrid, will offer the best rest for decreased pain relief, improved support, and sleep quality. Hybrids will also allow you to turn over without much effort. The adaptability of the mattress and sinking in offers exceptional pressure relief and better comfort for side sleepers, but it can take more effort to move on or get out of because you will be sleeping more “in the mattress” versus on it.
Beautyrest Black makes one of the best hybrids on the market today. It is a luxury hybrid available at Mattress World Northwest embodying a micro-diamond infused memory foam paired with high-performance cooling technologies like phase change (PCMs) and RightTemp carbon fusion foam. The T3 coil is a highlight of the Beautyrest Hybrid X-Class. The T3 system is a triple-braided wire coil acclaimed for its durability from the overall strength of each spring. Combined with layers of AirCool and BlackIce foams and cool-to-the-touch fabrics, the X-Class mattress is challenging to outshine with its high-performance capabilities. Beautyrest Black hybrid mattresses are a considerable contender for a luxuriously comfortable hybrid with fantastic benefits for many refreshing nights of sleep.
The Sealy Hybrid has been among the top-rated hybrid mattresses on the market today and is also available in different comfort levels. The Silver Chill and Copper are models that offer a zoned-support system with 20% more independent coils in the center-third, adding lumbar support to the lower back area and overall longevity where most of our pressure relief needs are on the mattress. Advanced PCM temperature balancing technology in the Sealy Chill foam will store, absorb and release body heat, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. These fascinating technologies will be conducive to your sleep quality all year long. The Sealy Hybrid line is available to try in-store at Mattress World Northwest shops or browse them on our website.
Some may still prefer an all-foam mattress like light or restless sleepers, or if you sleep on your back and have significant pain or discomfort in the same area. But a hybrid mattress will offer an overall more breathable and supportive sleeping surface because of the coil system. They are also easier to move on due to the adaptive push-back support from the coils. A hybrid will provide an advantage of long-lasting support beneath the comfort layers compared to an all-foam mattress. Coil support combined with foams fused with temperature managing technologies will perform well for side, back, and stomach sleepers of all body types. The hybrid style is genuinely tough to beat in the essential categories to consider when weighing your options for selecting a mattress. Total body comfort, support, and temperature balance will be an easy achievement when sleeping on a hybrid mattress that will give you the “best of both worlds.”