The demand for healthy or health-promoting products has been steadily increasing for the past several years. Even bed manufacturers have been busy promoting mattresses specifically engineered to promote health and wellness, as well as sleep hygiene. The result is a wide array of mattress choices with their respective pros and cons to help consumers decide which one might be best for their personal use.
A hybrid mattress is one of the more recent creations of bed manufacturers. Just like what the name suggests, it is a mattress that is made using two or more kinds of unique (and sometimes, exotic) materials to maximize the potential benefits of each.
The most common hybrid mattress is one that combines the elasticity and buoyancy of latex with the pressure-point relief benefits of memory foam. It is also said that a true hybrid mattress only uses springs and foams to form a mattress’ layers, though it is not uncommon to see foam hybrids or those that don’t need any spring-based coils for support.
The ‘Healing’ Powers of Hybrid Mattresses
Hybrid mattresses often boast that they can give sleepers what they wish for: the perfect balance between sturdy support and contouring comfort. A hybrid mattress is basically made of a steel coil support system with foam layers on top. The foam can be made of polyurethane, memory, latex, or gel.
Hybrid mattresses are infused with unique ingredients that offer some healthy side benefits. For example, those that feature copper-infused gel foam are said to have anti-inflammatory properties and thus, perfect for sleepers who are suffering from arthritis. While some might argue that its ‘curative’ powers are just a placebo-effect, there’s no denying that majority of consumers have expressed extreme satisfaction over hybrid mattresses. This is because overall, hybrid mattresses helps people to sleep more comfortably and soundly without the high price of all-foam mattresses.
Major Concerns over Hybrid Mattresses
The biggest concern of health-conscious consumers is the fact the most synthetic foams are petroleum-based and might carry certain toxic chemicals and allergens that can be absorbed while they sleep. However, mattress that have CertiPUR-US or Greenguard certifications do not have any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and flame retardants.
If you are worried about allergens, hybrid mattresses also come with choice outer coverings made of natural fabrics such as bamboo fiber or wool. If you still have some doubts, buy a mattress with an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, which guarantees that it does not contain colorants or allergenic dyes.
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most precious gifts in the world. A hybrid mattress ensures that you can get a satisfying rest every night. If you are interested, contact your local mattress store and see for yourself what the hype is all about.
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