Are you looking for an eco-friendly mattress that balances softness with sturdiness? If so, you may want to consider the Nest Hybrid Latex. It combines the comfort and natural cooling capabilities of latex with the support of high quality pocketed coils, all while being good for Mother Earth. But how do you know if it’s good for you?
To help you answer this question, keep reading my full review of the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress. After testing out the bed for myself, I’m ready to give you all the info on how it’s made, how it ranks in terms of firmness and pressure relief, and a whole lot more.
So, without further ado, let’s dive in! Don’t have time to read my entire review? Scroll down to the end of the page for my summary.
Let’s start off by learning a little bit about the company behind the mattress. Nest Bedding is a family-owned business that specializes in a wide variety of affordable bedding products. In addition to selling the Nest Hybrid Latex, Nest Bedding offers just about anything else you might need for a bedroom, including blankets, pillows, covers, bed frames, and more. Aside from the Nest Hybrid Latex, they make five other mattresses to give you plenty of options to choose from.
While I won’t be reviewing all of the products Nest Bedding has to offer, I’m going to briefly compare the Nest Hybrid Latex with two of the company’s other mattresses: the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid and the Nest Love & Sleep.
Get ready, because now we’re going to take a look at the stuff that makes up the bed!
What is the Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress Made of?
What piqued my interest about the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress is that it uses a variety of natural materials, such as stretchy, soft cotton, all-natural latex foam, and Joma Wool, making it one of the “best organic mattresses” on the market. The mattress also provides plenty of support with its layer of individually wrapped pocketed coils.
These materials fit together to provide excellent comfort, support, and coziness. Let’s break it down layer by layer.
Cover – First up is the cover. This is where you’ll find the soft Joma Wool and cotton. I immediately felt comfortable thanks to the cushiony blend of organic materials along with the inch-and-a-half of foam quilted directly into the cover. I should also add that wool is naturally moisture-wicking, which could help those who sweat in their sleep.
Comfort – Next you’ll find a 3” layer of Dunlop Latex, which also has cooling properties. And since Dunlop latex is the most energy efficient way of making latex foam, it’s a good way to buy green without giving up quality. It’s extremely durable, and it quickly responds to pressure, which gives it a soft, springy feel.
Transition – But wait, there’s more! The third layer is made of a one-inch layer of comfort foam to add even more softness to bed. This layer serves as a segue into the firm coils below.
Support – Next, the bed cranks up the support factor with a layer of individually wrapped coils, which give it a little lift. If you don’t mind sinking in a smidge, and you prefer staying on top of the bed, you’ll likely welcome this layer. This layer also provides lumbar support that helps keep your spine in line with your hips.
Base – Holding up all these layers is a one-inch layer of support foam, which ends the bed on a soft, yet sturdy note. I love that this layer has built-in handles on the side, which makes it easier when you need to move the heavy mattress.
What Does the Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress Feel Like?
While knowing about the construction is all fine and dandy, you may be wondering how the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress actually feels. To give you an idea, I’m using a series of tests. Let’s start with its firmness.
Your size, weight, or shape all affect the amount of firmness you prefer, meaning this isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario. So keep in mind my preferences and experience may not be the same as yours. For reference, I’m 5’10”, 190 lbs., and prefer being a stomach sleeper.
After laying on the Nest Hybrid Latex, I’d give the bed a medium firmness rating of 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. The industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5, which makes going with the Nest Hybrid Latex a good choice if you can’t decide whether firmness or softness is most important to you.
I say 6.5 because I think it strikes a fantastic balance between not being too soft and not being too firm. I suspected this, given its hybrid make-up. For back/side sleepers, you’ll likely find the organic materials present an even feel that works nicely as you alternate between the two positions. But if you’re a stomach sleeper like me, it may not be firm enough to provide adequate lumbar support (I’ll cover more on that ahead).
Testing the Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress
Firmness isn’t the only feature that matters when it comes to deciding on a new mattress. With that in mind, let’s see if the Nest Hybrid Latex is up to snuff when it comes to pressure relief and motion transfer.
Let’s start out by looking at pressure relief. When it comes to pressure relief, I’m talking about how well the mattress relieves tension in the shoulders, hips, and lower back. The great thing about latex is that it has a quick response to pressure, which meant I could switch positions without feeling stuck even as I sank a bit into the mattress. This feature might particularly appeal to folks who like sleeping in multiple positions.
I used a pressure map when testing the mattress’s pressure relief. Using this tool helps me track how much force I’m putting on the bed when I lie down, and it pinpoints the precise spots of the pressure areas. Keep in mind that the map uses a gradient, with blue meaning no discernible pressure and red meaning really high pressure.
Back – I think back sleepers are going to enjoy the feel and firmness of foam and coil combo. My back felt fully supported, with just the right amount of comfort to keep the bed from feeling too firm. So I think it’s definitely a keeper when it comes to sleeping on my back.
Side – I’d say it’s just OK for side sleepers. If you alternate between sleeping on your back and side throughout the night, you shouldn’t have any trouble. But for strictly side sleepers, you may feel jammed up in certain firm areas, and I don’t think it has enough plushiness to keep you feeling comfortable throughout the night.
Stomach – This is where I felt like the bed didn’t work quite as well. If you sleep strictly on your stomach, your hips should be in line with your shoulders, so you’ll want firmer support. I felt my hips sink in a little, so I don’t think this is going to provide strictly stomach sleepers enough support. However, I think sleepers who transition from their stomach to their back or side shouldn’t have a problem.
Finally, we come to the motion transfer test. What’s “motion transfer,” you ask? It’s how much movement is detectable from one end of the bed to the other. If you share a bed, motion transfer tells you if you or your bedmate’s movement is likely to wake the other person up. For light sleepers, this can be a deal breaker when it comes to laying down cash for a mattress.
To test out the motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball starting at a four-inch height to simulate tossing and turning in the bed. I then dropped the same ball from an eight-inch height (simulating getting out of the bed) and, finally, a 12-inch height (simulating jumping on the bed). After this, I measured the disturbance resulting from each drop. The graphic below illustrates this, with the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
Hybrid latex mattresses tend to have a higher likelihood of being disturbed by motion transfer, so I was really surprised by the impressive results. I think this is largely due to the quilted foam cover, which helps isolate motion to one area. So, if you’re on the hunt for a hybrid latex mattress and are concerned about unintentionally waking up your bedmate, this might be a solid choice.
Other Nest Bedding Mattresses
As I mentioned earlier, the Nest Hybrid Latex isn’t the only Nest Bedding mattress on the market. To get an idea of how this mattress stacks up against their other mattresses, let’s take a peek at the two I mentioned earlier: the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid and the Nest Love & Sleep.
Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid
- Like the Nest Latex Hybrid, the Alexander Signature Hybrid brings the restful joys of foam and coil layers, meaning you’ll be able to slightly sink into the foam while getting a little bit of bounce from the coils. Also like the Nest Latex Hybrid, the Alexander Signature Hybrid uses a cooling cover to keep you from overheating.
- Want options when it comes to firmness? The Nest Alexander Hybrid has you covered with three different levels of firmness to choose from. It also allows you to have an even split of firmness levels for the King and California King sizes, which might cut down on arguments between bedmates who have different firmness preferences.
- The Alexander Hybrid is made up of both memory and titanflex foam, so it contours to your body better than a latex mattress, which is a cozy feeling that some may prefer.
- For more details on this model, take a look at my full review of the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress.
Nest Love & Sleep
- The Nest Love & Sleep comes in two levels of firmness, which rank on the firmness scale at 5.5 and 6.5. This, similar to the Nest Hybrid Latex, gives it a good blend of comfort and stability.
- Unlike the hybrid mattresses we’ve looked at, the Love & Sleep’s layers — three in all — are made entirely of foam, which meant movement was less isolated than the other mattresses we’ve gone over. As such, it wasn’t quite as good as the other two Nest mattresses when it comes to the motion transfer department.
- To check out more information on this model, head on over to my full review of the Love & Sleep mattress!
Should You Buy the Next Hybrid Latex Mattress?
The Nest Hybrid Latex is a latex foam and innerspring mattress that provides medium firmness and works well at keeping you cool when you sleep. Because it’s a hybrid mattress, it presents a good balance of comfort and support.
Nest Hybrid Latex Pros
- I really think this is a good fit for back sleepers or for folks who alternate between their back and their side, as it offers a healthy dose of both buoyancy and sturdiness.
- The bed is made to last (clearly, given its included lifetime warranty!). This is in no small part due to its latex, which is a really durable material so the mattress won’t sag quite as quickly as beds that use other types of foam.
- Finally, this could be excellent for anyone who doesn’t sleep alone. Not only is it likely to keep you both cool throughout the night, its ability to isolate motion means you’ve got a good chance of not bothering your bedmate if either of you shifts positions.
Nest Hybrid Latex Cons
- If you’re looking for a mattress that lets you sink in deep, this may not be the best mattress for you. So, if you’re aiming for a mattress with a really plushy feeling, I’d look elsewhere.
- It’s also not the best for stomach sleepers, since it lacks the spine support a lot of stomach sleepers may be looking for.
Nest Bedding Policies
- Trial – 100 Night
- Warranty – Lifetime
- Shipping – Free
How Much Does The Nest Hybrid Latex Cost?
The full prices for the Nest Hybrid Latex are below but be sure to use our Nest Coupon Code to save on your purchase.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 12"||$1,049|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 12"||$1,249|
|Full||54" x 75" x 12"||$1,449|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12"||$1,699|
|King||76" x 80" x 12"||$1,899|
|California King||72" x 84" x 12"||$1,899|
Where is the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress made?
Nest Bedding prides itself in making all its mattresses in the USA. This is especially important for Americans who want to buy something made at home.
Is latex the best for a mattress?
If you want to sleep on top of a bouncy mattress, and avoid the sinking feeling of foam mattresses, then a latex mattress is the way to go. To recap the benefits of latex: It’s more durable and eco-friendly than other foam mattresses, and it has cooling capabilities which make it better than polyurethane foam mattresses at dissipating body heat.
Can you flip the Nest Latex Hybrid?
I wouldn’t recommend flipping this mattress. The layers are designed to be experienced in a specific way, with the comfort materials on the top and the support materials on the bottom. Plus it’s really heavy, so it would be a pain flipping it even if you wanted to.
Nest Bedding Latex Hybrid
- Edge Support
The Nest Hybrid Latex uses pocketed coils and all natural Talalay latex to create a bouncy mattress that allows you to change positions without feeling stuck in the bed. The cotton cover and latex layers are great organic materials and help provide a cool sleeping environment for the sleeper. The layer of pocketed coils provides additional bounce and responsiveness that makes changing positions on the bed very easy.