Best Hybrid Mattress for Side Sleepers

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The most common problems that side sleepers face are morning neck and/or back stiffness. While the stiffness will disappear in the next few hours, if left unchecked, these problems can lead to bigger problems.

Hybrid mattresses have been the subject of much innovation and research in recent years. In general, hybrid mattresses are suitable for all types of sleepers, including side sleepers.

“You can go wrong in selecting the right mattress if you don’t know the firmness of the mattress your body needs.”

If you’re looking for a hybrid mattress for a side sleeper, we’ve dedicated an article to SMHQ with more hybrid mattress options.

Here are our top recommendations for side sleepers who prefer a hybrid mattress.

List of Top Hybrid Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Standout Features to Consider

Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) Mattress

  • Premium oatmeal top layer with holes for a cooler sleep and a cuddle.
  • Memory foam layer to relieve pressure and sculpt the body.
  • Over 1000 quality 6″ wrapped pocket spools for excellent edge support.
  • Iconic Leesa sleeve with breathable stripes.
  • Made in the USA
  • Trial period of 100 nights.
  • CertiPUR certificate.
  • 10 year warranty.

The Leesa Hybrid Mattress (formerly Sapira) is an 11-inch mattress with a 5-layer construction.

The top layer is a 1.5 inch premium foam layer for a cooling effect. The second layer is again 1.5 inches of body contouring memory foam. The mattress base consists of 6-inch 14.5-gauge pocket springs. To support the bagged coils, there is a 1-inch high-density foam base.

The mattress provides a soft to medium firmness. It is ideal for side sleepers as the first two layers of 3 inches thick provide a hug and pressure relief for the shoulder and hip.

It has the potential to reduce your existing low back pain.

In the days of the coronavirus pandemic, Leesa’s contactless delivery is much appreciated.

What We Like

Motion Transfer : Because it is a mattress with built-in coils as a mattress base, the mattress works so well that there is in fact no movement transfer.

Back Pain:- If you want to replace your existing mattress because of back pain or wake up in the morning with stress on your back. Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) is our recommendation.

Brooklyn Aurora Cooling Gel Hybrid Mattress

  • Available in three comfort styles: soft, medium and firm.
  • TitanCool™ helps maintain optimal body temperature.
  • The TitanFlex™ layer is responsible for pressure point relief.
  • Quantum™ Edge coils for enhanced response and motion isolation.
  • 10 year warranty.
  • Made in the USA
  • CertiPUR certificate.

With over 25 years of experience manufacturing mattresses in the US, the company has always innovated in providing luxury mattresses at half the cost of other competitors.

It is a 5 layer mattress designed to last.

The top surface of Brooklyn Aurora, a 1.5-inch layer of Energex™ Copper Gel, is infused with TitanCool™ to help regulate body temperature while you sleep. The cover uses advanced fabric to further enhance the cooling experience.

The TitanFlex™ layer features a special 2-inch pressure relief and 1-inch gel memory foam transition layer for deep compression support.

Quantum™ Edge Coated Coils are 1189 in number for resilience and support. A 1-inch high-density foam base provides durability and reduces motion transfer.

The mattress is certified by CertiPUR and contains no toxic substances. It comes with a 10-year hassle-free warranty.

What We Like

Affordable Luxury:  It is an extremely luxurious yet pleasantly affordable mattress and will not break your sofa.

Hot Side Sleeper:  For warm sleepers, pressure point relief and effective cooling are factors you can’t ignore. It works well on both fronts.

LUCID Hybrid Mattress

  • Cheap (less than 500) for side sleepers.
  • Odorless bamboo memory foam infused with charcoal and aloe vera.
  • Medium soft feel.
  • It takes 2-3 days for the release of gases (not dangerous) that are sensitive to odors.
  • 10 year warranty.
  • CertiPUR certificate.

Lucid is known for its approach to making cheap mattresses. It is a thick profile with 12 inches. The lucid hybrid mattress has 5 layers.

The memory foam in the top layer (2 inches) has cool touch properties thanks to the bamboo charcoal that has been incorporated into it. This is followed by a transition layer (1.5 inches) of foam infused with aloe vera. Both layers work together to eliminate odors and keep you fresh all night.

The mattress core has high quality coated coils that are 6.5 inches thick. The coils are sandwiched between 1 inch each of the supporting foam layer.

The mattress works well to relieve pressure in the shoulder and hip areas. It has a medium plush feel that hugs the body and provides ample support.

A special mention to edge support as the mattress has 6″ support foam for better edge response.

It’s a medium/soft plush mattress and if you’re a side sleeper looking for a firmer mattress, we have two other options.

What We Like:

Serious Contender: This is a recommendation for budget-conscious people looking for affordable mattress options for side sleepers.

Firmness : It is a medium soft mattress for people who sleep medium and light.

Edge Support: – Surprisingly good edge support in the budget segment.

Why Hybrid Mattresses are Best for Side Sleepers?

Let’s take a look at the main things that make hybrid mattresses the number one choice for side sleepers.


The most important factor when choosing a mattress for side sleepers is undoubtedly the right firmness. Hybrid mattresses provide balance with sufficient support and firmness.

Medium weight side sleepers (less than 220 pounds) need a medium firm mattress. The top layer should be soft enough to provide contouring and comfort.

Here’s a chart to help you understand mattress firmness based on weight.


Internal springs form the basis or core of the hybrid mattress. The life of the mattress depends on the mattress base.

The coils should be of high quality with good thickness. The number of coils is also a deciding factor.

While most, if not all, hybrid mattresses have internal springs, few are good hybrid foam mattresses. If you sleep on your side, you need a mattress that is comfortable and responsive. Full foam mattresses have no responsiveness.

Foam Type

Hybrid mattresses have one or more types of foam. Usually the mattress core has high density foam for better support and supports the mattress base.

The top layer is generally an open cell foam or gel infused memory foam that responds better and molds to the body. Depending on your budget, you can opt for a hybrid memory foam latex or gel mattress.

You should know that the latex on top tends to trap heat so if you are a hot sleeper and often have hot or sweaty nights. Better to opt for a refreshing hybrid mattress with gel-infused memory foam.

Most hybrid mattresses have no specific requirements for a bed base or base. They can be used on almost all types of surfaces. It is always good to check specifications to avoid returns.

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