If you've been searching for a new mattress, chances are you've found yourself asking the question: 'what is a hybrid mattress?'

It's important that you find the right mattress for your needs, as every sleeper will require something a little different. If you're considering purchasing a new mattress, you're in the right hands with OTTY.

We only make box hybrid mattresses, aiming to give our customers a restful night's sleep all night long. Our hybrid mattresses contain a perfect mix of pocket springs and foam, giving you both comfort and support. The box format enables us to effortlessly deliver your chosen mattress to your door - our mattresses are also easy to set up, sending you to dreamland in no time.

We have several fantastic options available within our mattress collection, such as:

- The OTTY Aura Hybrid Mattress

- The OTTY Original Hybrid Mattress

- The OTTY Pure Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress

- The OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress

- The OTTY Firm Hybrid Mattress

Each OTTY mattress has a slightly different firmness level, meaning there should be something for everyone, no matter what type of sleeper you are.

We’ve created this useful guide so that you can discover the benefits of our hybrid mattresses, creating a comfortable night’s sleep for all. If you're ready to make a purchase, all you need to do is click the 'Add To Cart' button and we'll have your new mattress delivered to you in no time

To speak to one of our advisers before making your purchase, please get in touch and we'll help you as much as we can!

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Hybrid Mattresses: Explained

So, what exactly is a hybrid mattress? 

It's probably a term you've heard before, even if you're not entirely sure exactly what it means. Sometimes known as a 'combination mattress', a hybrid mattress is a type of mattress that combines both pocket springs (or pocketed coils in some cases) and foam together, making it rather different from a traditional spring mattress or memory foam mattress.

Some hybrid models may use different types of foam, such as latex or gel foam. However, at OTTY we only use memory foam within our hybrid mattresses.

In most cases, the memory foam is layered on top of the pocket springs/pocketed coils to create an optimum blend of materials. This combination of foam and springs ensures ultimate comfort and support when sleeping, which should lead to fewer sleepless nights all round. Motion transfer should also be decreased when using one of our hybrid models.

Here at OTTY, our hybrid mattresses contain the perfect mixture of pocket springs and memory foam. The pocket springs we incorporate into our designs are much larger than those used by other mattress manufacturers, creating a slightly firmer sleep surface that will support you all night long.

Every mattress we make is a hybrid mattress, so you can be sure that you’ll get the full benefit of our foam and pocket spring mattresses when you buy an OTTY model. 

To compare our full range of hybrid mattresses, head to our handy mattress comparison page.

How Do You Know Whether a Hybrid Mattress is Right for You?

It’s important to take the time to consider whether a hybrid mattress is the right type of mattress for your needs. At OTTY, we believe that there should be something suitable for just about anyone within our extensive range of mattresses, no matter what type of sleeper you are.

Nevertheless, we understand that everyone is different, as everybody has their own unique preferences. Your sleeping style and preferred sleeping position may have an impact on the different types of mattresses you favour, so it's crucial that you get the best mattress for your requirements.

One thing to consider when buying a new mattress is your body weight. A heavier person may prefer to use a hybrid model over a traditional memory foam mattress, as it will usually provide more support. 

If you have a heavier body weight, the OTTY Firm Hybrid Mattress may be preferable. This mattress can hold up to 25 stone on each side (whereas our other mattress models carry up to 18 stone on each side).

Traditional memory foam mattresses have more sinkage than other forms of mattress, which is also something you should consider when buying a new mattress. 

Another aspect to take into account is your natural sleep position and sleeping style. Hybrid mattresses are unique in that they can benefit just about every sleeping style, including side, back and stomach sleepers. Not only will the foam provide added pressure relief, but the pocket springs will allow you to move easily across your mattress, making hybrid mattresses perfect for combination sleepers.

However, there's no real way to tell whether one of our hybrid mattresses is suitable for you until you actually try one out. We have a showroom in Leeds where you can try our wide range of combination mattresses out - if you’d like to visit our showroom, you can book a visit here.

We also have an extensive 100 Night Sleep Trial available for all mattress purchases. We're so confident in our products that we're certain you'll love your new hybrid mattress, but you still have the option of returning it within 100 days of purchase if you don't, for whatever reason.

What Are the Benefits of Using an OTTY Hybrid Mattress?

If you're trying to decide whether or not a hybrid mattress is right for you, it's worth weighing up the pros and cons to make your decision easier.

At OTTY, we believe that hybrid models are the best type of mattress currently available on the market, which is why we only make these mattresses. The layers of comfort foam and premium pocket springs create the perfect combination of materials, giving you the best of both worlds in one handy package.

However, there are several other benefits to using a hybrid mattress that you might not be aware of:

- They’re suitable for different body types: Hybrid models tend to be better at supporting different body types, due to the mixture of pocket springs and foam. This may be of particular use if you consider yourself to be a heavier person, although lightweight sleepers should also feel the benefit of using these mattresses.

- Increased edge support: Put simply, the edges of a hybrid mattress are usually much sturdier than other, more traditional mattress types. Essentially, this means that you can lie on the entirety of your mattress without sagging (which can be common when using a memory foam mattress).

- Larger sized springs for additional support: When buying a new mattress, you want to ensure that it's supportive enough, particularly if you have any health conditions. Using an unsupportive mattress may lead to additional hip pain, joint pain or back pain, which you'll naturally want to avoid. By using large, 16cm springs within our mattresses, you'll get adequate support and prevent sinkage, without skimping on comfort.

- The perfect balance of comfort: As well as being supportive, hybrid mattresses are also extremely comfortable, giving you the best of both worlds. The layers of memory foam will envelop your body and fit your natural spinal alignment when you lie down, ensuring that you’ll always get a comfortable night's sleep.

- Better temperature regulation: Memory foam mattresses have a tendency to cause the user to overheat, as body heat is retained within the layers of foam. Hybrid products are usually better in this regard, as the springs/coils used allow the heat to spread out further. We also use specific materials within our Pure range of mattresses (such as charcoal and bamboo) to regulate your temperature when sleepingOur AirFlow system (found within the OTTY Original Hybrid Mattress) adds lots of tiny perforations to the foam layers, circulating air to cool down your body heat.

- Greater ease of movement: Memory foam mattresses have a tendency to make movement across your mattress harder, due to the sinkage that can sometimes occur. By combining premium springs with layers of foam, we've ensured that all hybrid mattress users have greater ease of movement. This factor will benefit combination sleepers and more active sleepers, as well as people with mobility issues who find it harder to get in and out of bed.

It should be fairly clear by now that our hybrid mattresses have numerous advantages, no matter what type of sleeper you are. If you'd like to ensure you have a restful sleep every night, there should be something suitable within our vast range of models.

If you're having trouble picking the perfect mattress, please get in touch and we'll help you as much as we can.

Maintaining and Caring for Your Hybrid Mattress

Now that you've picked out a mattress and had it delivered for free to your door(delivery to a room of your choice is available for an extra charge), you may find yourself wondering how you can look after it appropriately.A new hybrid mattress will usually last for between seven and ten years, although this is highly dependent on how well it’s maintained.

If you purchase an OTTY mattress, you should avoid flipping it, unless you buy the OTTY Firm Hybrid Mattress (our only flippable mattress)It's important to note here that flipping our other mattresses will void the warranty. Instead, we recommend rotating your mattress every month for the first 12 months - after that, you should rotate it on a semi-regular basis.

In terms of cleaning, you can clean the top layer of your mattress, but there are set instructions you should follow to do this correctly, which can be found in our Aftercare section. It's crucial that these instructions are followed accurately, to avoid your mattress becoming damaged. You'll also receive a full set of instructions with your mattress when it's delivered to you.

We recommend that your mattress top is washed every year. Preferably, your mattress protector should also be washed every two months.

If you have any further questions about how to maintain your new hybrid mattress, please contact our helpful team.

Wake Up Happier with an OTTY Hybrid Mattress

Our hybrid mattresses are, in our opinion, the best form of mattress available on the market at the moment. Not only do they provide the perfect combination of pocket springs and memory foam, but they’re also packed full of innovative technology to give you the perfect night’s sleep. 

As well as the advanced features contained within our range of mattresses, we also offer free delivery to your door (delivery to a room of your choice can be purchased for a small fee)You’ll also get a 100 Night Sleep Trial to fully test out your new OTTY mattress, showing just how much we value our products.

It’s easy enough to make a purchase through our website. Once you’ve compared mattresses and found the perfect model, just add it to your cart and we’ll get your fantastic new hybrid mattress shipped out to you. If you’re still unsure which mattress is right for you, our dedicated team will be delighted to help.