Hybrid mattresses are a fairly recent introduction within the
mattress industry, and for Sleeptronic
® are the fastest growing type of
mattress that we manufacture. A mattress which is classified as a hybrid
contains the best of both a traditional innerspring Spring + Foam mattress
coupled with the comfort and support features of an All-Foam mattress. They
truly offer the Best of Both Worlds.
Hybrid Mattresses are designed to offer sleepers the positive
features of the two most prevalent mattress types while minimizing the
negatives. They’re less bouncy than traditional Spring + Foam innerspring mattresses, so couples who
share a bed aren’t as likely to be disturbed by their partner moving around or when
they enter or exit the bed. However, they maintain the reaction properties of a
traditional innerspring, so sleepers are less likely to feel trapped in their mattress.
They contour to the body like foam mattresses, but provide a much cooler
sleeping surface than an All-Foam mattress since sleepers sleep more “on” the mattress
rather than “in” the mattress.
Because the Hybrid style of construction and product category are relatively new, some companies
have adopted the “Hybrid” moniker for any mattress with springs and foam. Most
leading manufacturers have coalesced around the concept of “Hybrid” as a mattress
with a spring support system coupled with flat, full sheets of cushioning
materials and no quilted top layer. From the outside, these Hybrid Mattresses
look just like most All-Foam mattresses. Typically the spring support layer is
a Fabric Encapsulated Coil.
Cushioning layers are usually comprised of hi-density polyfoams
coupled with Memory Foam, Gel-Infused Memory Foam, Latex, or a combination of
these and other specialty foams. The specific combination of foams coupled with
the spring support system in each Hybrid mattress model create the unique and
differing feels of Hybrid mattresses. Since true Hybrid mattresses don’t
feature a quilted layer, sleepers benefit from the full conforming and support
characteristics of the cushioning layers since their bodies lie almost directly
on these premium components. Unlike quilted mattresses which place a cushioning
layer between the sleeper and the comfort and support layers, consumers who
choose a true Hybrid mattresses sleep right on top of the “Good Stuff.”
Below the comfort and support layers consisting of specialty foam
lies an innerspring. Most Hybrid mattresses feature a Fabric Encapsulated
commonly referred to as a “Pocketed Coil.” These coil system help to reduce
motion transfer because each coil responds individually to applied pressure.
Many Hybrid mattresses feature Foam Encasement, which helps to extend the
sleeping surface of the mattress by as much as 20% and provides a firmer
sleeping and sitting edge. Foam-encased construction helps prevent that rolling
out of bed feeling found in less expensive, edge to edge innerspring
The engineers at leading mattress components supplier and Fortune
500 company Legget and Platt have taken Fabric Encapsulated Coils to
a new level with the 2017 introduction of their new “Quantum Spring.” According to L&P laboratory testing, the Quantum Spring system performs as well or better than Foam Encasement in eliminating mattress roll off, and provides a more durable end product.
Sleeptronic® utilizes both Six Way Foam Encased® with Chiro Coil® fabric encapsulated springs and we offer Quantum Edge Springs from Leggett and Platt as
the underlying support system in the Hybrid models we manufacture.To find out more about the Quantum Edge spring system, click play on the following video.
For additional information about other Support Options utilized in mattress construction, visit our Support Options tab.