Queen Size Hybrid Mattress

A queen size hybrid is one of the best hybrid mattresses you can buy. A queen mattress easily fits in most bedrooms, comfortably accommodating two people. Queens also offer single sleepers a luxurious amount of personal space.

While many single adults will enjoy a queen size hybrid mattress, it’s one of our top recommendations for couples thanks to its size, pressure relief, support, and motion isolation. All these features will help both sleepers get a good night’s sleep.

Our Recommendation: Zoma Hybrid

Queen Size Hybrid MattressThe design of our Zoma Hybrid promotes a restful recovery. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you suffer for it the next day. Your thoughts and your reactions will slow, making it difficult to accomplish anything.

The Zoma Hybrid combines rejuvenating foams and supportive coils to help you sleep without interruption. The 11-inch hybrid has four layers encased in our ventilated AirCloth cover.

The top layer is 2 inches of gel memory foam with triangular cutouts, known as Triangulex™ technology. We place the cutouts at the mattress’s head and foot. Triangulex™ improves contouring and pressure relief for your head, shoulders, and legs.

Triangulex™ technology also creates a cooler sleeping surface. The cutouts increase airflow inside the mattress, reducing accumulated heat. This feature works in tandem with our cooling gels to promote a lower bed temperature.

Underneath our Triangulex™ layer is 2 inches of Reactiv™ foam. Reactiv™ foam limits sinkage, keeping you from feeling the bed’s support core pressing too hard against you. Reactiv™ also enables the mattress to respond quickly to your every move.

The bed’s support layer contains 6 inches of pocketed coils. Every coil inside a Zoma Hybrid is wrapped in fabric to reduce motion transfer and noise. Your sleep will remain undisturbed by squeaking coils or your partner’s movements.

Rigid foams surround the support core’s perimeter, increasing the bed’s stability, and creating edge support. Edge support keeps you from rolling over the side. You can sit on the edge of your mattress and get in and out of bed easier.

At the bed’s base is an inch of foam. The foam base provides a sturdy surface for the coils to push off from, limiting sagging.

A queen size Zoma Hybrid is $999 with free shipping, an affordable deal on a quality hybrid.

Every Zoma mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. Our limited warranty covers sagging that exceeds 0.75 inches. We will arrange a home pickup with a full refund if you decide the Zoma Hybrid isn’t the right mattress for you.

What is a Hybrid Mattress?

A hybrid mattress balances bouncy coils with a pressure-relieving cushion. Designers drew inspiration from innerspring and foam mattresses, combining the two while eliminating their shortcomings.

A hybrid’s coil spring layer must have pocketed coils, named for the pockets that encase each coil. Pocketed coils are wrapped to limit motion transfer and noise without taking away from the bed’s responsiveness.

The top foam layer should be at least 2 to 3 inches of foam. Memory foam is a common choice, but many hybrids contain latex foam or polyurethane foam instead. High-quality hybrid mattresses may have thicker top layers or a second foam layer for added comfort.

When you’re shopping for a hybrid mattress, watch out for marketing gimmicks. Some companies may try to pass off an all-foam bed as a “hybrid” because the mattress contains a mix of foams. If a mattress does not have a coil base topped with 2 to 3 inches of foam, it is not a true hybrid.

Benefits of a Hybrid Mattress

A hybrid mattress offers many features for a better night’s rest. The bed’s pressure relief and bouncy support will make you feel better when you wake than when you went to bed. Plus, a hybrid’s breathable, near-silent design limits sleep disturbances.

Pain and Pressure Relief

Foam mattresses, particularly memory foam beds, are well-known for their pressure-relieving capabilities. Many chronic pain sufferers discover they sleep better after switching to a memory foam mattress.

However, innerspring mattresses are infamous for a lack of pressure relief. Many owners have complained about how uncomfortable an innerspring mattress feels or described waking up with aches and pains.

The best mattresses leave you feeling better in the morning than when you fell asleep. A quality hybrid mattress eases pressure and reduces pain, just like a classic memory foam mattress does.

Bouncy Bed

Many of us have slept on a bouncy innerspring mattress, and even tried a memory foam mattress and found the bed just wasn’t responsive enough for our tastes. A hybrid can provide sleepers with the bounciness of a coil mattress and the pressure relief from the foam.

More Air Circulation

The biggest drawback of a traditional memory foam mattress is the potential for heat traps. Modern manufacturers may address this issue by adding cooling gels or other materials to wick away body heat.

A hybrid mattress may also have cooling materials mixed into the foams during production. However, much of the bed’s breathability comes from its coil layer. Most pocketed coil systems leave enough free space for air to circulate.

Little to No Noise

If you’ve ever moved on top of a traditional innerspring mattress, you know that they can be noisy. The coils tend to squeak and creak, disturbing your rest if you toss and turn.

Most hybrids don’t have this problem because of their pocketed coil setup. The packets encasing each coil not only isolate motion but muffle sounds for a comfortable sleep experience.

Minimal Sinkage

The supportive coils of a hybrid evenly support you, so you stay on top of your mattress. This lack of sinkage also helps the mattress adapt to your movements faster. You shouldn’t feel stuck when moving on a hybrid mattress.

Drawbacks of a Hybrid Mattress

A hybrid mattress has pros and cons like any other mattress. It’s up to you to decide if a hybrid’s advantages outweigh its disadvantages.

High Prices

Hybrid mattresses are a mix of different materials, so they are usually more expensive than all-foam beds. According to Sleep Like the Dead, the average cost for a queen size hybrid mattress is $1700. Compare that to $1150 for the average memory foam mattress or $950 for an innerspring bed.

Uncertain Lifespan

Because hybrid mattresses are such a recent innovation, it’s still uncertain how durable they are. The coils are prone to sagging from use, even with protective foams and fabrics encasing the coils. Some low-quality innerspring mattresses may sag in as little as three years.

Many owners report that their hybrids last six to seven years before the mattress needs replacing. However, that number may change as mattress manufacturers continue to improve their hybrid designs.

Heavy

A queen hybrid mattress is a heavy bed, thanks to its size and the amount of material it contains. It can be awkward to move a queen size mattress, particularly if you’re a single adult living alone.

Why a Queen Size Mattress?

A queen size mattress is the most popular mattress size, and it’s easy to see why. The bed can comfortably fit two sleepers or give single adults plenty of sprawling space. A queen mattress fits in most bedrooms that are 10 feet by 10 feet.

A queen hybrid mattress is a good choice for couples. Two people can sleep close, but a queen bed is also large enough to provide personal space. The pocketed coils isolate motion, so one partner’s sleep won’t be interrupted by the other’s movements.

Other Mattress Sizes

Maybe a queen size mattress isn’t the right bed for you. Perhaps you want a smaller size to make the most of a tiny bedroom or a larger king size hybrid mattress to complete a master bedroom.

There are five other standard mattress sizes you can consider.

Mattress SizeMattress Dimensions
Twin38 inches by 75 inches
Twin XL38 inches by 80 inches
Full54 inches by 75 inches
Queen60 inches by 80 inches
King76 inches by 80 inches
California king72 inches by 84 inches

Twin Mattress

twin size mattress is typically associated with a child’s bedroom, but most single adults can sleep on one, too. A twin bed is a good choice if you have a small bedroom or studio apartment. However, if you’re over 6 feet tall, you may want to consider a larger mattress.

Twin XL Mattress

A twin XL mattress is 5 inches longer than a standard twin bed. It’s an excellent size if you want a child’s bed to accommodate a teenager’s growth spurt. Twin XL mattresses are also a good choice for smaller guest bedrooms, ensuring that any taller visitors have a suitable bed.

Full Mattress

full size mattress is 16 inches wider than a twin mattress. If you tend to toss and turn or like to fall asleep with your limbs spread out, a full size mattress gives you the personal space you need.

A full mattress is also 6 inches narrower than a queen mattress. While those 6 inches may not seem like a significant difference, it is thin enough to keep our editors from recommending a full size mattress to couples. Usually, two people who try to share a full size mattress will find they have little space to move comfortably.

King Mattress

A king size mattress is the largest standard size mattress available. We do not recommend a king size bed for any room smaller than 12 feet by 12 feet. Only a large bedroom can offer space for a king bed, other furniture, and walkway paths.

Couples might prefer a king bed over a queen mattress for more personal space. Other couples may want the extra room for a child. If you are undecided between a king and queen mattress, our king vs. queen guide can clear up what the best mattress for you is.

Sizes larger than a king mattress exist, such as the Texas king, Wyoming king, Alaska king. These bed sizes are nonstandard, and you usually have to custom order one.

California King Mattress

California king size mattress is 4 inches longer than a king bed, with the trade-off that it’s also 4 inches narrower. The 7-foot-long mattress offers plenty of legroom for most tall sleepers. As with a standard king mattress, we don’t recommend a California king bed for any room smaller than 12 feet by 12 feet.

A California king mattress usually has a price comparable to a king mattress. However, California king size bedding and frames often cost more than a standard king size bed’s accessories. If you’re interested in learning more about each size’s pros and cons, check out our king vs. California king guide.

Understanding Firmness Levels

Hybrid mattresses are available in a wide range of firmnesses. You’ll find hybrids with firm and soft feels, with in-between variations such as medium-soft and medium-firm.

The best firmness for you is more than just a matter of personal preference. You should consider your sleeping position and body weight when selecting a mattress firmness.

Sleep Position

Most of us favor one of three sleep positions. Side sleeping is the most common style, but there are plenty of people who prefer their backs or stomachs.

Your sleep position can determine the support you need to maintain neutral spine alignment. A sleep position can also affect how pressure points build up in your body. Some sleepers need more pressure-relieving cushion than others.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers usually experience more pressure build-up in their shoulders and hips than other sleepers. A hybrid mattress for side sleeping should have a soft to medium feel. The extra cushion enables the mattress to conform more to your body.

Back Sleepers

Sleeping on your back evenly distributes your weight, preventing pressure points from building up. A mattress for back sleeping should have a medium-firm to firm feel. If you want a softer mattress, a medium bed with targeted back support can prevent spinal misalignment.

Stomach Sleepers

Many sleep experts advise against lying on your stomach. Gravity can push your belly into the mattress when you lie facedown. Should your stomach sink too far into your mattress, it will shift your spine out of neutral alignment.

To avoid developing chronic back pain, a stomach sleeper may want to try switching to side sleeping or back sleeping. A firm mattress can limit sinkage and prevent spinal misalignment.

Combination Sleepers

A combination sleeper moves between two or three positions in the night. Mattresses for a combination sleeper should provide adequate support for all sleeping positions.

A medium-feel hybrid mattress is a good choice. The coils lift a person, making it easy to move on top of the mattress. Plus, motion isolation features will keep a combination sleeper from disturbing their partner’s rest.

Body Weight

The more you weigh, the more pressure you place on a mattress. That’s why your weight can affect a mattress’s support and feel. For example, a too-soft mattress may cause spinal misalignment if you’re a heavy person.

We recommend firmer mattresses for heavy sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds. A soft mattress can be considered if it has extra support features. These features may include targeted back support or transition layers designed to limit sinkage.

Petite sleepers under 130 pounds should shop for a softer bed. When you’re a smaller sleeper, you don’t press down as much as the average sleeper. Body pressure is needed for a mattress to contour to you and offer pressure relief. A soft mattress ensures that you won’t wake up with aches and pains.

If you weigh between 130 to 230 pounds, you’re considered an average sleeper. Your body weight shouldn’t significantly impact a mattress’s feel and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better, memory foam or hybrid?

The right mattress type for you usually depends on your budget restrictions and comfort preferences.

A memory foam bed is a good choice if you want an affordable mattress. For example, our classic Zoma Mattress is only $699 for a queen. A queen size Zoma Hybrid is $999.

Other sleepers find a hybrid mattress more comfortable. A hybrid lifts you because of its coil support. A memory foam mattress usually conforms to you for a hug-like sensation. What you find more comfortable comes down to your personal preferences.

Do you need a box spring with a hybrid mattress?

No, a hybrid mattress doesn’t need a box spring to feel supportive and comfortable. Traditional box springs are becoming outdated because many modern mattresses need better support. A memory foam, latex, or hybrid mattress may sag prematurely if kept on a box spring.

If you want a box spring for extra bed height, consider a mattress foundation instead. Many wooden foundations can slip inside a traditional bed frame, effectively replacing a box spring. You can also place a bunkie board between your mattress and box spring, giving your bed even support.

Is a hybrid mattress better than an innerspring?

We would usually recommend a hybrid bed over the traditional innerspring mattress. Hybrids feature better contouring and pressure relief than an innerspring mattress. Without these features, you’ll likely wake up with a sore back and stiff joints.

An innerspring bed can be a decent choice if you’re shopping for a budget mattress. The mattress type is inexpensive and widely available at mattress and furniture stores.

How thick should a hybrid mattress be?

We always recommend buying a mattress that’s at least 10 inches thick, no matter what type of mattress you’re considering. A thinner mattress usually can’t offer durable support and comfort. You’re more likely to wake up with aches and pains after sleeping on a thin mattress.

If you plan on pairing your hybrid with an adjustable base, you shouldn’t buy a mattress taller than 14 inches. A mattress thicker than 14 inches may not flex properly with the base’s movements, causing discomfort.

Can you flip a hybrid mattress?

If you sleep on a hybrid, you probably shouldn’t flip it. Most hybrids have a layered construction with a clear top layer and bottom layer. Flipping the mattress would mean lying down on a surface that wasn’t designed for sleep.

For example, a hybrid’s foam base wouldn’t be conforming enough to offer pressure relief. If you slept on a flipped hybrid mattress, you would probably wake up in pain.

There are some hybrids you can flip, but many of them have different firmness options on each side. For example, a dual-sided hybrid may have a medium and a firm side. This type of mattress allows you to experiment and determine what your preferred firmness is. However, flipping the mattress may mean sleeping on a bed firmer or softer than you’re used to.

If you want to even out wear and tear on your hybrid mattress, rotate the bed every three to six months.

Why do mattresses sag?

A hybrid mattress often sags when its coils wear out. The coils experience daily pressure from supporting your body, and eventually, these coils won’t bounce back into shape. When that happens, the parts of the mattress that have lost support sag.

A mattress may sag prematurely if you do not keep it on a supportive surface. You should keep your new mattress on a solid or slatted surface. If you choose a solid surface such as a plywood plank, ensure the surface is moisture-resistant to prevent mold growth.

A slatted surface should have slats spaced no more than 3 inches apart. If the slats are too far apart, the mattress can sink between its support and lose its shape.

Did We Help?

A queen size hybrid mattress is an excellent addition to most bedrooms. Hybrid mattresses blend responsive coil support with plush foam, providing all that you need for a good night’s sleep. Queen mattresses are popular with both single sleepers and partners sharing a bed.

This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.

James Nguyen, Sleep Expert James Nguyen

James Nguyen is Zoma's resident sleep expert and staff writer. James enjoys learning about the newest technologies in the mattress industry and doing deep dives into the science of sleep. He's tried nearly every gadget and gizmo in an effort to determine which sleep-promoting accessories can truly enhance your shut-eye. Outside of work, James takes his dedication to get healthy sleep seriously, and has even declared himself an "expert napper."

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