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Why Hybrid Mattress Type Is Recommended for Moms

Disturbed and sensitive sleep is not uncommon for pregnant women.
An old and unsupportive mattress can make things even worse.
So, why do you hold onto your old mattress instead of changing it to one of the newest hybrid models available on the market?
After all, some sleep experts believe that hybrid mattress type is the best for moms-to-be.
Keep reading to find out why!

What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

When we say hybrid, we usually refer to a thing that combines the properties of other things.
It’s the same with hybrid mattresses
Typically, an average hybrid bed consists of the following layers:
the base layer of high-density foam;
the core made of either pocketed coils or a solid spring system;
upper layers with cooling and cradling properties, mostly made of latex, memory foam, or polyfoam;
pillow-top (optional).

The materials and how they are combined may vary from model to model, even within a single brand. But in general, this structure allows hybrid mattresses to offer you a number of benefits.
The most important one is, hybrids come with a balanced feel. They have a pretty quick motion response similar to innerspring and latex beds but offer a decent amount of cradling and cushioning similar to foam mattresses.

Also, they are more ergonomic than spring and foam models separately. And a sewn-in pillow top can add more comfort and softness without the need to buy a separate mattress topper.
These advantages made sleep experts agree that hybrid mattresses will become the leading model on the market for the nearest future.

Why Hybrid Beds Are Good for Moms-to-Be?

Now, let's see why hybrid models may be the right choice for pregnant women.

Newer Technologies for Your Comfort

Pregnant women have sensitive sleep due to a whole bunch of reasons:
hormonal changes in the body that prepare you for breastfeeding;
as your baby bump grows, it can put a load on a lumbar area and squish some internal organs, creating unpleasant sensations (this is especially noticeable if you tend to sleep on your back);
pelvic bones are moving apart preparing to give birth, which can create additional discomfort and make you toss and turn for longer.

Hybrid mattress can solve these problems in the following ways:
layers of foam with more pronounced cradling properties compensate for the load as your belly grows;
comfort layers with good motion isolation help you avoid disturbances by your partner’s moving during sleep;

pocketed micro-coils distribute the weight more evenly and give decent support to your lumbar area.
This results in a completely different feel. So, it’s not a regular, basic innerspring bed, like the one our mothers slept on a few decades ago when they were pregnant with us. Today, most manufacturers create proprietary blends and employ innovative technologies to enhance the comfort of their hybrid models. And comfort is exactly what you need to make this tough period of pregnancy a little easier.
“Most experts agree that the best sleeping position for pregnant women is on the left side. Thus, your womb will not squeeze the large blood vessels and intestinal organs.”

No More Hot Sleeping

Pregnant women tend to sleep hot, that's a fact. If your mattress does not effectively withdraw heat — or, if you don’t have a special cooling topper — then your sleep may become sensitive and disrupted.
However, hybrid mattresses typically have great cooling properties and high breathability!
See for yourself:
they often contain layers of gel or gel-infused memory foam, which have proven to have good cooling properties;
pocketed coils promote air circulation between the layers too;
sometimes convoluted or punctured designs of layers are used to allow the air inside the mattress;
one of the comfort layers can be made of latex, as it’s a naturally breathable material.
“Proper air circulation inside the mattress prevents moisture accumulation and mildew development.”

Endless Options for Picky Sleepers

Now, you already know that hybrid mattresses consist of several layers of different materials. This means there’s one more significant advantage:
Literally, hundreds of configurations are available, so even the most demanding customers can find something that will suit them. Oh, and we know how demanding pregnant women can be.
So, if you are not a fan of memory foam, you can go with a model that uses only latex and coils. This is ideal for moms-to-be who are prone to allergies or just want an environmentally friendly product.
Or, if you need minimal motion transfer but don’t want an all-foam mattress, pay attention to models that have at least 6 inches of different comfort layers on top of the spring base. They will offer little to no motion transfer similar to all-foam beds but will also have a more responsive, bouncier feel.
See, whatever your needs and preferences are, you will most likely find a hybrid mattress that will satisfy them completely.

“Remember that you should rely on your overall comfort in the first place. So, feel free to bring your favorite pillow to the store to resemble your usual sleep as close as possible.”


Pregnancy is a wonderful experience. However, it may come with many everyday challenges and complications. If you want to remember your baby kicking for the first time rather than suffer from sleep deprivation, you should make your mattress your ally in getting quality sleep every day.

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