Hybrid mattresses consist of several materials put together to make an optimal sleep experience. All hybrid mattresses are different and can vastly have a different feel. Hybrid mattresses are known for being more durable than memory foam mattresses. A common complaint with memory foam mattresses is durability over time. Memory foam mattress support starts breaking down in 5-7 years on average. A hybrid mattress will last 10-15 years when kept properly cleaned and and average wear and tear. Hybrid mattresses are usually more expensive than memory mattresses because they are more expensive to manufacture. Hybrid mattresses are an excellent transition from a traditional spring mattress since many hybrid mattresses have an innerspring base. Hybrid mattresses are suitable for all sleep styles and come in all firmness levels.
For the purpose of this mattress review, Crave sent us their ultra plush hybrid mattress. Crave’s ultra plush hybrid mattress is 12 inches in height and comprised of latex, memory foam, and pocketed coils. The 1 inch latex layer paired with 2 inches of memory foam sit on top of a 1.5 inch inch transition foam layer. Under the 4.5 inches of latex and memory foam is a layer of pocketed coils. The pocketed coils provide support and absorb motion transfer for couples. Crave’s motion transfer absorption is one of the best that we have reviewed.
If long term durability is your goal, a hybrid mattress is more durable than memory foam mattresses. For overweight people, hybrid mattresses are a better choice since they can handle more wear and tear (especially iff the hybrid mattress has steel pocketed coils) than foam. Latex mattresses are more durable than memory foam so if you choose a hybrid with latex like the Crave Mattress, you should expect at least 10 years of solid support depending on well you maintain your mattress over time.
Hybrid mattresses are great for all sleep styles. Crave’s ultra plush hybrid has a medium feel so we would recommend it for side and back sleepers who like a medium sleep surface. Since Crave’s hybrid mattress contains pocketed coins, the sleeper will not have the sinking feeling that you get with memory foam mattresses. This makes a hybrid mattress excellent for sleepers who have trouble getting out of bed.