How to Choose between Spring, Foam, or Hybrid?

Buying a mattress can be extremely stressful, since it’s a major investment and is one of the objects in the home that has the most influence on the quality of your daily and nightly life. Especially since there are so many different types of mattress, trying to narrow down your options by comfort, quality, and cost can feel overwhelming.

The first thing you need to determine is whether you want a spring mattress or a foam mattress (or both, also known as a hybrid mattress).

Innerspring Mattresses

The most traditional type of mattress, the spring mattress is made up of a layer of coils surrounded by layers of comfort material that can consist of materials like latex, natural fibers, or foam.


Offer solid back support

Available in a wide range of firmnesses

Budget-friendly options available


Can wear out more quickly than foam

Older springs can become noisy

Foam Mattresses

Foam mattresses rely on different combinations of different-density foams to provide softness and support. Though memory foam is the most well-known type of foam mattress, there are several different types that provide different benefits.


Softer on side sleepers and those with joint pain

Absorbs motion of restless sleepers

Lack of springs eliminates noise

More durable than spring mattresses long-term


Certain foams trap body heat

Softness can cause “sinking” feeling

Insufficient support for certain types of sleeper

More expensive than spring mattresses

Foam mattresses are often the best choice for side sleepers and those who experience joint pain and discomfort.

Hybrid Mattresses

Some mattresses offer a hybrid composition that includes layers of both springs and foam.


Softer than springs without the “sinking” feeling of foam

Offers pressure point relief without compromising on back support

Typically quieter than spring mattress alternatives

Regulates temperature better than pure foam mattresses

Can work for couples with different firmness preferences


Higher-quality hybrid mattresses can be expensive

Doesn’t absorb motion as well as foam

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