What is a Hybrid Mattress?

It’s a new buzzword, and it comes up a lot, the hybrid mattress. Sure, it sounds good, but what is hybrid mattress and how is it different? Roughly speaking, a hybrid mattress is any mattress that combines multiple forms of support and comfort, usually some mixture of memory foam, gel, and innerspring coil technology.


The advantages are numerous, but in general hybrid mattresses offer a sturdy, comfortable bed that will last for years. Combining the supportive, pressure-relieving benefits of memory foam and newer gels, with the familiar feel of the innerspring mattress (essentially a next-generation coil that is wrapped in some sort of material to retain its tension and create a balanced support system).


One of the most popular hybrid mattresses is the DreamCloud from Nectar Sleep. It’s a luxury hybrid mattress without the luxury price tag. When exploring what is hybrid mattress, we thought this would be a great place to start. Let’s break it down layer by layer to see how these systems work together to create the most comfortable sleep you’ll ever have.

Comfort Starts at the Top with a TrueTufted Cashmere Polyester Blend Cover

DreamCloud’s cover is a cashmere blend that provides softness and breathability. Cashmere is an extremely rare and soft material that is prized the world over for its ability to wick heat and diffuse sweat. Those properties lead it to be used in many textiles throughout the years, with items like cashmere sweaters and lining for jackets utilizing its unique properties and softness. It wasn’t until recently that a process could be used to add cashmere to a bed topper, making the DreamCloud unique in the mattress space with its pillowy softness and unmatched breathability.

Gel Infused Memory Foam Gives Plump Decadence to Every Night’s Sleep

A newer technology, DreamCloud’s gel focuses on giving each and every sleeper an extremely plush and decadent sleep. The gel is more heat-diffuse than other types of memory foam, which allows this hybrid mattress to stay cooler at night than many other traditional memory foam mattress. When asking the question of what is hybrid mattress, don’t sleep on the fact that combining tech allows for a much more even and cooler sleep than the use of one material.

Super Soft Quilted Memory Foam is the Pillowy Inbetween

This unique quilted memory foam was designed by DreamCloud engineers to create a pillowy softness for your bed that doesn’t sacrifice any of the support of the lower layers. When designing a hybrid mattress, this is key. Every element has to work together towards a common goal, or you risk ruining support AND comfortability. In this case, the quilted memory foam is there to provide comfort that rests comfortably on the lower layers of support. It’s the perfect middle ground between these supportive layers and the more heat-diffuse softer layers above it.

Supreme Natural Latex

When DreamCloud asks, “What is a hybrid mattress?” They knew that they wanted the perfect mix of cushioning bounce without sacrificing contouring and support. Perhaps no layer exemplifies that better than the supreme natural latex. It’s a hypoallergenic layer that has just the right amount of give and contouring to fit seamlessly into the middle of a mattress without becoming too hard or unforgiving.

DreamPlush Supporting Memory Foam

This is exactly what it sounds like, luxurious high-density memory foam. This material is all about support, deep contouring that provides a great foundation for your back while retaining a comfy and soft sleep experience found in more traditional mattresses. This is the good stuff and a big reason for why we do what we do. If you’re not only asking what is hybrid mattress but WHY, look no further than right here. It’s the reason we do what we do.

Super Dense Super Soft Memory Foam

Now we’re getting to the heavy hitters. Super dense, super soft memory foam comes in at this level to provide a ton of support and cradle your body no matter what position you like to sleep in. This foam is the real deal, heavier and denser than the layers above it to provide you with exactly what you’re looking for. This is the second densest material that comes in the DreamCloud.

Patent-Pending “Bestrest” Coils

DreamCloud’s take on the innerspring system invokes old world luxury with new world tech. The use of pocketed micro-coils allows for a traditional give to the mattress, but its five-zoned, foam-encased system means that you’re going to get support from head to toe — no matter what position you like to sleep in. Innerspring mattresses have become all the rage thanks to their durability and comfort. The DreamCloud’s is going to have you sleeping like a baby.

High-Density Super Soft Memory Foam

Rounding out the Dream Team is a high-density memory foam that’s built with your sleep in mind. It helps reduce motion transfer so that you’ll never feel your partner shifting in the middle of the night, even if they’re right next to you. Not only that, it firms up the body support you’ll need to feel well-rested night after night. This foam is like the bass player in a band, you don’t always notice when it’s good, but you sure notice when it’s missing. This layer makes sure you’re going to sleep well every night for the rest of your life.

Do Hybrid Mattresses Need a boxspring?

Hybrid mattresses don’t NEED any other support. They can be put directly on the ground and be fine. Most of our customers do like some kind of structure to put their bed on, mostly because of the height difference. If you have a box spring you love, great! We also have an adjustable frame that gives all the comfort and support that your DreamCloud deserves. Give it a try. If, on the other hand, you have a new mattress and want to stick it right on the floor, you can do that too! Come and see what all the fuss is about.