1. Best overall
2. Best premium
3. Best for side sleepers
4. Best cooling
5. Best for bigger bodies
6. Best organic
7. Best under $350
We personally research and test the latest hybrid mattresses to provide accurate and unbiased recommendations, using review data to inform our rankings. Read our mattress methodology for more.
The best hybrid mattresses combine layers of different materials to deliver a comfortable and supportive night's sleep. 'Hybrid' can technically refer to any mattress that uses more than one kind of material, but the most common type features a coil layer near the bottom, and memory foam near the top. A few of our picks also throw latex into the mix, which is known for being one of the most durable mattress materials.
If you take a look at our best mattress guide you'll find that many of our picks are hybrid mattresses, simply because they can deliver the best of both worlds – the cradling pressure relief of memory foam, with some of the bounce and breathability of springs, for instance. It's difficult to make generalizations about hybrid mattresses because the category is so wide-ranging, but as a rule they'll sleep cooler than even the best memory foam mattresses (because the springs create space for air to circulate within the mattress), and have a more responsive sleep surface too.
Hybrids not only sleep cooler than most full-foam models, but they're typically more expensive, as well. Most brands in our list offer regular mattress sales, but if it works with your timings, national major holidays often deliver even bigger discounts. Now let’s look at our pick of this year’s best hybrid mattresses for a range of budgets and sleep styles...
Best hybrid mattress overall for 2023
The DreamCloud mattress is the best hybrid mattress for most people, delivering outstanding comfort, great temperature regulation and a luxe feel for a surprisingly affordable price.
Although the brand rates this model as a 6.5 on the firmness scale, we judged it to be around an 8/10, with excellent hip and back support. Despite being on the firmer side, the thick layer of foam in the top section contours comfortably to the body and provides consistent pressure relief, while the cashmere-blend, quilted cover adds a touch of extra, luxe-feeling cushioning. These foams sit on top of a base of wrapped coils, which add a little bounce and boost breathability. All this means the DreamCloud works just as well for side sleepers seeking a little sink-in comfort, as for back and stomach sleepers who need to remain more on top of the mattress. You may find it too firm if you weigh under 130lb though, in which case check out one of the softer options in our ranking, such as the Helix (#3).
It's also a great choice for couples – hybrids are bouncier than all-foam mattresses so it isn't uncommon for them to transfer more motion from one side of the bed to the other, but our testers didn't find this to be the case with the DreamCloud. We feel confident in recommending this hybrid mattress to anyone who shares a bed with a restless sleeper.
Happily, the DreamCloud is one of the most affordable models in our hybrid mattress ranking. You can discard those MSRPs, as there's an evergreen DreamCloud mattress sale that reduces the price of a queen to around $999, taking it into the mid-range price bracket and earning it a high-up spot in our best mattress under $1,000 ranking. And you'll usually get a big free bedding bundle included, too. If you have a little more cash to splash, check out the Saatva at #2, but otherwise, this is an outstanding all-rounder that most sleepers will be extremely happy with.
- Read more: DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress review
DreamCloud Mattress: was
$839 now from $499 at DreamCloud
Lowest price! DreamCloud is known for its generous discounts and its current 40% off sale yields lower-than-Black Friday prices. A queen is just $799. You won't get the free bedding usually included, but this is still an incredible upfront price for our top-rated hybrid.
Best premium hybrid mattress
If you have a slightly bigger budget, our favorite premium hybrid mattress is the Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid, a five-layer mattress that's well constructed with high-quality materials. In our tests, we found it offered outstanding support, with a medium-firm feel that ensures your spine stays properly aligned. Despite an upper layer of memory foam, there's not too much of a body contouring feel. Instead, our tester found it delivered a weightless feel that relieved pressure on their joints very effectively. However, some will find it too firm, and might prefer a plusher option such as the Helix (#3).
In fact, aside from the fact that this mattress might lack the softness preferred by some, we found very little to complain about with this bed. It delivered good temperature regulation properties, excellent edge support, and abosrbed movements well, making it a good choice for couples.
In this bracket it's also worth considering the Saatva Classic, which is our favorite mattress overall. We opted to include the Memory Foam Hybrid in this guide mainly because the design is that of a traditional hybrid, whereas the classic is more of an innerspring, with only a little foam. The Classic is marginally more expensive, adds a pillow-top and is available in three firmnesses and two heights.
Both the Classic and Memory Foam Hybrid are on the pricier side, so it's definitely worth keeping an eye out for a good Saatva mattress sale to take the price down a bit (these happen pretty regularly, with the top discounts tending to appear around big sales events). The extras are the best you'll find anywhere: there's free white glove delivery to your room of choice (especially useful as all of these beds are delivered flat rather than vacuum packed and rolled), a full year's trial period and a lifetime warranty. If you can afford it, this is an excellent investment.
- Read more: Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid mattress review
Memory Foam Hybrid mattress: from $925 at Saatva – $375 off
Click the link here and you'll unlock our special deal, which knocks $375 off all orders (min. spend $1,000, so it'll kick in on the Twin XL Classic or above). Although it's not the lowest price we've even seen on this mattress, it's still a strong price-drop and knocks a healthy chunk off MSRP.
Best hybrid mattress for side sleepers
The Midnight has a softer sleep surface, making it especially suitable for those who like to lie on their sides. In fact, we rate this hybrid as the best mattress for side sleepers – the plush mix of contouring memory foam and responsive polyfoam hugs your body, cushioning your shoulders, hips and knees comfortably in this position.
During our tests, we were especially impressed with the pressure relief here. It's too soft for most stomach sleepers though, who should opt for something firmer to ensure their spine is properly aligned. You may also want to upgrade to the Helix Midnight Plus if you weigh above average, as you'll need more support than is offered here.
The spring layer delivers a bit of bounce and also boosts breathability (our testers were all impressed with the temperature regulation here). Like the DreamCloud at #1, the Midnight hybrid mattress is also great at isolating motion, which is good news if you're sharing a bed with a restless sleeper.
Price-wise, this model sits comfortably in mid-range, and there's almost always a Helix mattress sale to take the price down and boost your value for money.
- Read more: Helix Midnight mattress review
Helix Midnight: was
$936 now from $702.20 at Helix
For Memorial Day, Helix has bumped up its regular discount from 20% to 25% off, which means a queen size Midnight is now down to $1,030.30, which is the lowest price we've seen this year. You'll get two free pillows, too. It's well worth taking advantage of this offer before it expires.
Best hybrid mattress for hot sleepers
If you have a tendency to sleep hot, hybrid mattresses are a great choice as the coil layers promote airflow and help to keep temperatures down in the night. And some, like the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe hybrid mattress, also feature cooling technology for an even more comfortable night. This mattress has a cooling top weave with a copper-infused foam layer beneath it, both of which work effectively to prevent overheating while you sleep. On balance of features to value, we rate this as the best cooling mattress around (although those with a bigger budget should consider the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow (#7), which will deliver more powerful cooling, for a price).
Between the Aurora's three top layers of foam and its high density base foam, there's a zoned layer of individually-wrapped Ascension coils delivering support so you don't sink in too deeply, and helping with airflow too. The end result is a thoroughly comfortable and supportive mattress that should suit most sleeping styles. You can pick your firmness preference, from soft to firm, which means it can be adapted to suit a wide range of sleepers. We tested the middle option (rated 4-5), and it was perfect for our petite side-sleeping main reviewer. Back or stomach sleepers should consider the firmer option (6-8). If you're a side sleeper with a preference for something ultra-plush, the soft option is the softest mattress on this list, with a rating of 2-4.
We had a couple of minor complaints that are worth being aware of. The first is that the smooth top weave of this mattress is quite slippery, which means that both you and your fitted sheet may slide around a little. We were also a little disappointed by the motion isolation here, which could make this mattress a hard pass if you share a bed with a restless partner.
- Read more: Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe mattress review
Brooklyn Aurora Luxe: was
$999 now from $699.30 at Brooklyn Bedding
There's 30% off Brooklyn Bedding mattresses for Memorial Day via promo code MEMORIAL30, which means a queen size drops to $1,305.50, which is great value for such a luxurious mattress. If you have a little more cash to splash, we think the pillow-top upgrade is well worth it.
Best hybrid mattress for bigger bodies
For larger-framed individuals looking for a mattress to provide proper support and comfort every night, the best hybrid mattress could be the WinkBed PLUS. This bed is specifically built for those who weigh above average. It'll support sleepers of 250lb or over, and in fact has been tested for suitability using a simulation of 20 years' of bed use by a 350lb sleeper.
The top layer is made from foam that's much denser than usual, to prevent sagging, on top of a 2.5-inch layer of latex, zoned to provide support or softness exactly where it's needed (side note: latex is known for being one of the most durable mattress materials). Beneath the latex is the spring layer, with the coils banded together and reinforced to boost support and durability. Finally, the edges are reinforced to allow sleepers to use the full surface, without fear of rolling off. It's also useful if you want to be able to sit on the bed to get dressed, or need something firmer to push on to stand up easily.
This is billed as a version of the brand's flagship model, which we were very impressed by in our WinkBed Mattress review. However, do be aware the design is actually pretty different. Annoyingly, the reviews are also bundled in together, with no search function to filter out ones specifically referencing the PLUS version. However, a 4.8 average over ~8,300 reviews (April 2023) speaks highly of the quality overall.
Price-wise we're in premium territory here, which is sadly the case for pretty much all plus-sized bed options. However, it is reasonably priced compared to most of the best mattresses for heavy people, and evergreen WinkBed mattress sales mean you can ignore MSRP.
Best organic hybrid mattress
The Awara is a 'natural' hybrid, swapping synthetic memory foam for a layer of natural latex foam, and pairing it with organic New Zealand wool, a cotton cover and 8-inch coils. In our tests, we found this mattress provided plenty of comfortable cushioning, and would recommend it to all sleeping positions.
Latex features in almost all of today's best organic mattress options, as it delivers similar contouring properties to memory foam. It's also super durable (especially Dunlop latex, which is the kind used here) and apparently better at regulating temperature than memory foam, too. In our tests, we found it worked nicely with the breathable wool layer and springs to create a comfortably cool sleep surface.
Although the wool layer provides some cushioning, the sleep feel here is on the firmer, more responsive side. That's good news for anyone who wants to be able to move around and change position easily, but those with restless partners might be disturbed by their movements, as motion isolation isn't the best. Lightweight sleepers should also proceed with caution, and might get on better with something more cushioned.
Organic mattresses tend to cost more than non-organic ones, but the Awara is one of the most budget-friendly options on the market. Generous extras, like a 365-night trial, lifetime warranty and free bedding bundle amp up the value further.
- Read more: Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress review
Best premium hybrid mattress for hot sleepers
While the Aurora at #4 delivers good cooling, if you really want something to take the temperature down, check out the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow. This premium mattress tackles two major sleep disruptors simultaneously: back pain and overheating. It does this via a series of hybrid mattress technologies that you won't find in any other bed in this guide.
The Casper Wave Hybrid is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, and one member of our testing panel who had back pain felt immediate relief when lying on this mattress. The design includes pods that are designed to and lift your lower back so it doesn’t bend or dip out of alignment, and there are various ergonomic zones for all-over pressure relief too.
As well as being one of the very best mattresses for back pain, the Wave Hybrid Snow excels when it comes to cooling. The QuickCool cover is infused with phase change material to absorb then dissipate heat to keep the mattress cooler to the touch. We’ve seen similar technology used in the cheaper Cocoon by Sealy mattress, but the Casper takes this up a gear with the use of HeatDelete Bands and AirScape 3 technology to quickly disperse body heat so that it doesn’t build up in the bed.
The main sticking point here is likely to be price. This bed is very firmly in the premium category, and good Casper mattress deals are rare (but worth jumping on if you do spot them). However, if you can afford it, this is an absolutely worthwhile investment.
- Read more: Casper Wave Hybrid Snow Mattress review
Best hybrid mattress for joint pain
The Purple Hybrid mattress combines individually-wrapped support coils, sandwiched between two thin layers of foam, and topped with a 2-inch layer of the brand's proprietary GelFlex Grid. That grid is what gives Purple mattresses their unique buoyant feel. While it's not a traditional mattress feel, it has earned lots of fans because it delivers similar body contouring and pressure relief as memory foam, but it won't trap body heat. It'll also ping back immediately when pressure is removed, which is good news if you're not a fan of the unresponsive, slow-moving feel of memory foam, and/or are a combi sleeper who wants to be able to easily shift position in the night.
This model is the firmest of Purple's other hybrid mattresses, which feature taller layers of the GelFlex Grid. That means it should work well for back or front sleepers (as these positions require a firmer sleep surface for proper spinal alignment). It could also be a good choice if you're on the heavier side (although if you're looking for a specialized plus-size option, head to the WinkBed at #5).
Purple's mattresses are all on the pricier end – perhaps partly because they offer something pretty unique – and this hybrid model sits in the premium price bracket. Purple mattress deals do crop up from time to time though, and are worth keeping an eye out for if you want to take the price down.
As of April 2023, the Purple Hybrid has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from almost 6,000 verified customer reviews. Fans of this mattress say it's helped reduce their aches and pains thanks to its superb pressure relief and speedy responsiveness. More critical reviews say it's too firm for their liking.
The Purple Hybrid isn't the brand's most expensive offering, nor is it the priciest on this list, but it's still quite costly. A queen starts at $2,399, and a twin XL goes for $1,899. (There is no standard twin size.) Keep an eye on
Best hybrid mattress under $350
Hybrid mattresses with springs are typically that bit more expensive, and most of today's best cheap mattresses are all-foam models. If you're on the hunt for a bargain hybrid, our top pick is this Linenspa model. While the pricier models in this guide are undoubtedly a better investment, if you're on a tight budget, the Linenspa offers a decent amount for a very low price.
There are three depths available: 8", 10", and 12" – all with corresponding levels of firmness. We tested the 8" (medium-firm) variation and found it best for lightweight stomach sleepers. However, we feel the 10" (medium) version is the best option for most sleepers shopping for an affordable hybrid mattress – that's about the minimum depth you need to provide good support for the average sized adult. If you want something luxuriously plush, choose the 12" profile, especially if you're a side sleeper.
The Linenspa Hybrid is one of the best mattresses on Amazon, where it comes very well-reviewed, and seems to be particularly popular for as an option for children's bedrooms and students. Of the less enthusiastic reviews, there are some complaints about an off-gassing smell, a few found it's not supportive enough for their needs, and is particularly lacking around the edges. (We also noticed the lack of edge support when we tried it.)
For that lower price, you'll need to sacrifice some of the extras you'll get with bigger mattress brands – there's only a 10-year limited warranty on this hybrid, and if you buy it through Amazon, Linenspa's official retail partner, you'll only have 30 to trial it once the mattress has been unboxed. You can read more about this in our feature detailing how to return a mattress to Amazon. Still, for the price, it’s definitely worth considering if you need a new mattress for a kid's bed or a guest room. (It's also a more attractive short-term solution than an air mattress.)
- Read more: Linenspa Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress review
How to choose the best hybrid mattress for you
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When researching the best hybrid mattress for you, we recommend taking the following criteria into account before you spend a dime:
- Your budget
- The firmness you like from a mattress
- Your sleep position (stomach, back, side, combi)
- Whether you sleep alone or with another person
- If you or your partner are a restless sleeper
- Whether you overheat during sleep
- Any health considerations that impact sleep quality
Answering those key questions will help you to quickly narrow down the best hybrid mattress for your budget, your body type, sleep needs and any health issues that may be impacting your ability to sleep through the night.
We recommend only buying from a hybrid bed manufacturer or retailer that offers a decent mattress trial of at least 30 nights (100 is the standard). A trial gives your body time to adjust to the hybrid mattress so you can be sure whether it suits you or not. This is very important if you're switching from an innerspring or memory foam to a hybrid, as the feel is very different and often firmer at first. It's also worth factoring your frame in when deciding a model – different frames can affect sleep feel more than you'd expect (our best bed base guide offers some recommendations).
When is the best time to buy a hybrid mattress?
All of the top-rated hybrid mattress brands run regular offers that can save you hundreds of dollars on these supportive, comfy and bouncy mattresses. So it's rare that you'll have to pay full price for any of them if you keep an eye out for offers over a month or two.
We've been covering mattresses for years on Tom's Guide and what we have noticed is that summer isn't generally a good time to buy a hybrid mattress, as manufacturers tend to increase prices at this time. Couple that with this year's inflation woes and prices are at a high.
The best time to buy a hybrid mattress is in November when the Black Friday mattress deals arrive. These roll over into Cyber Monday mattress deals, giving you a long weekend of massive discounts and the cheapest hybrid mattress prices we see all year.
The Labor Day mattress sales in September are another excellent time to snap up one of the best hybrid mattresses for less. We'd recommend looking at Saatva, DreamCloud, Helix Sleep, Casper and Amazon.
Are hybrid mattresses good for side sleepers?
Yes, hybrid mattresses are good for side sleepers as long as you choose the right firmness level for your body type. So if you weigh under 130lb, we’d recommend looking for a softer hybrid or a medium rating at the most. The other option is a medium-firm hybrid mattress designed with a pillow top for extra cushioning, plus plenty of comfort foam.
If you’re a side sleeper of average weight, a medium-firm hybrid will offer contouring comfort and support. For bodies that weigh over 230lb, consider a firm hybrid mattress to offer the support you need while sleeping in that position for hours at a time.
Our highest rated hybrid mattress for sleeping on your side is the Helix Midnight (priced from $699 at Helix Sleep). It’s the only hybrid we’ve tested that has been designed specifically for this sleep position, and it’s supremely comfortable to dip your shoulders, hips and knees into.