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Spring, Foam, and Hybrid: What’s the Difference?

— by Sealy on Apr 29, 2024

Shopping for a new mattress among hundreds of products and companies can be stressful and time-consuming. Let's explore the differences between spring, foam, and hybrid mattresses to find the best one for you.

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A Traditional Approach

Innerspring mattresses are often considered outdated and old-fashioned, but this is a misconception. These mattresses consist of responsive steel coils encased with durable padding and premium pressure-relieving materials that provide supportive cushioning, enhanced breathability, and a sleep-on-top-of-the-mattress feeling.

Our Posturepedic® line, first developed in 1950, features responsive coils and an antibacterial cover—an upgrade from a traditional innerspring mattress. The Posturepedic® Plus Collection features enhanced targeted support with ComfortSense™ Memory Foam, which adapts to your body by dispersing your weight evenly across the mattress and relieving pressure points for maximum conforming comfort and cooling.

A Mattress Revolution

Originally developed by NASA in the 1960s for use in aircraft seating, memory foam technology was later adapted for bedding, revolutionizing the industry. We are proud to feature multiple memory foam technologies, all of which are CertiPUR-US® certified. Memory foam responds to heat and pressure, aligning the spine, neck, and hips to distribute weight, delivering custom body-hugging support, and providing unmatched comfort by relieving pressure. Additionally, memory foam minimizes motion transfer, making it ideal for individuals who share a bed with a restless partner or pet.

The Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid mattresses are a combination of coils and memory foam that provide a unique sleeping experience. Sealy® hybrid mattresses come with carefully engineered encased coils that help stabilize and support your body while you sleep. Our hybrid models are designed to provide maximum pressure relief and a reduction in motion transfer. Due to the spring composition, moving around on the bed is easier and edge support is stronger than other models. If you’re considering a hybrid mattress, check out our Posturepedic®, Posturepedic® Plus, or Cocoon by Sealy® hybrid models.

We’re committed to delivering a restful night to every sleeper, regardless of your shape, size, sleep style, or budget. Find your dream mattress today!

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