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Find Your Perfect Medium: Medium v. Medium Hybrid Mattresses

— by Tempur-Pedic on Mar 16, 2021

Customers commonly ask which feel is right for them when shopping for a mattress, especially when comparing our Medium and Medium Hybrid options. At Tempur-Pedic, we offer a full range of feels to help you find the perfect mattress: Soft, Medium Hybrid, Medium, and Firm. Our Medium and Medium Hybrid options both offer a “meet in the middle” firmness level, but there are a few key differences between the two.

Join us for a deep dive into our Medium and Medium Hybrid feels — and most importantly, find out which option is best for you.

What’s a Hybrid?

Many other hybrid mattresses on the market combine ordinary memory foam with traditional metal innersprings. Tempur-Pedic’s hybrids are like no other, because our innovative coil system works in combination with one-of-a-kind TEMPUR® Material to deliver unmatched pressure relief and support — plus, a more “responsive” feel from the premium coils that sleepers may prefer. This makes our hybrids a perfect introduction to Tempur-Pedic (and a welcome upgrade!) if you’ve only slept on traditional spring mattresses in the past.

While our hybrid mattress options are best described as “medium,” they’re created a bit differently than our other medium-feel mattresses. Our non-hybrid mattresses are constructed entirely of our legendary TEMPUR® materials (placed on top of a foam base layer), while our Medium Hybrid options contain a 1000+ coil system to provide all the pressure relief and support you expect from a Tempur-Pedic mattress — with the added “bounce” from the coils.

Another difference? Our Medium Hybrid mattresses are created using our softest material available, TEMPUR-ES™, so our hybrids tend to feel slightly softer than our Medium, non-hybrid options. If a hybrid is starting to sound like a great fit, you can choose between our TEMPUR-Adapt®, TEMPUR-ProAdapt®, and TEMPUR-PRObreeze° models. Or, if you’re curious about additional materials in our innovation toolbox, you can learn more about them here.

Why Sleepers Love Hybrids

For some, our hybrid options provide the perfect sleep solution: one-of-a-kind Tempur-Pedic comfort and the responsive support of traditional springs. And these aren’t just ordinary mattress springs. Our coil layer features 1000+ premium springs — each one individually wrapped to prevent unwanted motion transfer and squeaking sounds as you adjust on the mattress.

And unlike all other hybrids, our models feature our proprietary TEMPUR® Material, so you can enjoy the benefits of a spring mattress with the body-conforming comfort of Tempur-Pedic. Plus, the motion-canceling technology inside every Tempur-Pedic mattress gives you a supportive and pressure-relieving night’s rest — without being disturbed by your partner’s nocturnal movements.

Which Should You Pick?

The subtle “bounce” of a hybrid can be beneficial to those who experience mobility issues, perhaps due to arthritis, joint pain, or other health conditions. The hybrid’s additional edge support can also help older sleepers get in and out of bed more easily.

Those who don’t enjoy an ultra-adaptive, “in the mattress” sleep experience may prefer the hybrid. And if you’re upgrading from a traditional innerspring mattress that you love, the Medium Hybrid feel will offer a similar “on top of the mattress” sensation.

But if you’re looking for the ultimate Tempur-Pedic experience, the Medium — or our Soft and Firm feel options — may be the best fit.

Now that you’re an expert in our Medium and Medium Hybrid models, we hope you can find your perfect Tempur-Pedic. If you still have questions about our hybrid mattresses or any of our products, please reach out to our online chat team, call a Sleep Expert at 888-811-5053, or even stop by a store near you.

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