If you’ve been shopping for a mattress in the past few years, you know there are a ton of different options out there. You can shop in traditional mattress stores or exclusively online. Your bed can be delivered flat or rolled up in a box. Plus, there are all the possible coil/foam constructions. It can be hard to decide which type of mattress is right for you.

While learning the nuances of mattresses may sound like a daunting task, an easy place to start is by learning about the different types of mattress construction. Two of the most popular (and comfortable) mattress types are memory foam and a memory foam/coil duo called a hybrid.

Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses are made of polyurethane, which was initially created for NASA. Now, it is one of the most popular materials in mattresses and furniture alike. Known for its “sinking-in” quality, they’re exceptionally comfortable and contour to the shape of your body. Here are some other reasons people love memory foam mattresses:

  • They Relieve Pressure Points

Memory foam uses heat to conform to your individual curves, which relieves typical pressure points and reduces aches and pains.

  • They Limit Motion Transfer

Memory foam reduces motion transfer, which means you won’t feel your partner (or your dog, or cat, or kids) move during the night.

  • They Can Be Hypoallergenic

Because of its dense structure, allergens— like dust mites—don’t build up in memory foam mattresses like they do in other types of construction.

While memory foam mattresses are made from just that, foam, that doesn’t mean they can’t be cutting edge. Some mattresses, like the Dr. Oz Good LifeTM Mattress, use different layers of foam to promote cooling, breathability, responsiveness, and even cleanliness.

Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses are a combination of two types of mattress constructions, the most popular components being memory foam and coils. Usually, this mix of technology ends up in a product that is not only comfortable but also very supportive. Here are some other benefits of getting a hybrid:

  • They Allow Airflow

The coils in a hybrid mattress increase airflow and prevent the mattress from holding on to excess heat, a problem with a lot of memory foam mattresses.

  • They Support All Sleep Positions

With the ergonomic support of coils, you’ll get additional support with a hybrid mattress, especially if you are a back or stomach sleeper.

  • They Bounce Back Faster

By using a mix of coils and foam, hybrid mattresses adjust more quickly when you move in the middle of the night.

Hybrid mattresses are the best of both worlds. They have all the great benefits of memory foam (i.e. feeling like you’re sleeping on a cloud), with the support and durability of a coil core. The Dr. Oz Good LifeTM  Mattress Pro is the perfect example of just how innovative a hybrid mattress can be.

What kind of mattress do you prefer?