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Zoma Hybrid Mattress Review

Picture this: A mattress that combines the plushness of memory foam with the stability of coils. Sound interesting? Then you may want to consider the Zoma Hybrid mattress. Along with being solidly medium firm, it offers a unique zoned support comfort layer to alleviate pressure points all across the body. But is it the best mattress for you?

I hope this full review on the Zoma Hybrid mattress helps you answer that question. I personally put the bed through a series of tests, so I’m ready to tell you if it cuts the muster when it comes to firmness, pressure relief, and motion transfer. You’ll also get a ton more info on the mattress, such as what makes up the bed, its pros and cons, and more.

Ready? Let’s jump in! And it’s no problem if you don’t have time to read the whole review — just scroll down to the end for a brief summary.

Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid

The Zoma Hybrid has a medium firm feel that's great for those with hip pain. The combination of comfort and support will help those that sleep in multiple positions get a great night of sleep!

Brand Snapshot

To kick us off, let’s take a look at the home of the Zoma Hybrid to give you an idea of the company behind the mattress. Zoma is a US-based designer and manufacturer of bedding products. Each Zoma product is designed to appeal to athletes and others who have physically demanding lifestyles. The company operates on the belief that people can only achieve optimal performance if they have proper sleep, which makes sense if you’re trying to physically recover after a hard day of work or play.

The Zoma Hybrid mattress isn’t the only piece of inventory the business has on the market. Zoma also offers pillows, bed frames, and the Zoma Original mattress. Even though I won’t be delving into all the stuff Zoma makes, I will make sure to compare the Zoma Hybrid to the Zoma Original a little later on.

But for now, let’s take a peek at the Zoma Hybrid’s construction!

Zoma Hybrid
The Zoma Hybrid Mattress

What is the Zoma Hybrid Mattress Made of?

Zoma makes its hybrid mattress with a layer of pocketed coils as well as various foams: zoned memory foam, polyurethane foam, and high-density poly foam. And did I mention the breathable cover that’s super useful if you tend to overheat at night? Taken together, the materials offer a good amount of springiness and softness. Let’s check out each layer to get a better idea of what goes into the Zoma Hybrid.

Cover – Starting off, we have the cover. Made from AirCloth performance material, this flexible, ventilated fabric is designed to help you stay cool and cozy throughout the night.

Comfort – The bed then turns up the kick-back-and-relax factor with a zoned memory foam comfort layer. Since it’s memory foam, this layer has a slow response to pressure and contours snuggly around the body. And because it’s zoned, it’s a little firmer at the shoulders and softer at the hips. As a side note, I think side sleepers will really like this feature since it helps with spinal alignment.

Transition – Moving down gets us to the transition layer of polyurethane foam which is more buoyant and springier feeling than memory foam, so you don’t sink too far into the mattress as you ease into the firmer support layer below.

Support – Zoma ends the mattress with a support layer made of individually wrapped pocketed coils that give the bed a bit of a bounce and lift. On the edges around the coils you’ll find a layer of ultra-sturdy, high-density polyfoam. With this edge support, I felt confident that I wouldn’t collapse the mattress when I got right near the edge. As a bonus, this edge support gave the mattress a slightly more spacious feeling, since I could use the entire mattress’s surface area.

Zoma Hybrid Materials
The Zoma Hybrid uses a mix of memory foam and pocketed coils

What Does the Zoma Hybrid Mattress Feel Like?

But, you may be wondering, do all these nifty construction features add up to a mattress that actually feels comfortable? To find out, let’s check out its firmness.

Before we go into that, I want to emphasize that this isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario — your size, weight, or shape all impact your firmness preferences. As such, you may not have the same preferences as I do. For reference, I’m 5’10”, 190 lbs., and a stomach sleeper.

Zoma Hybrid Firmness
The Zoma Hybrid has a nice medium firmness

After trying out the mattress, I’d say the mattress is of medium firmness, so I’d give it a 6 out of 10 rating on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. Since the industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5, this mattress is perhaps just a tad softer than medium firm.

Why give it a 6? As a hybrid mattress, it uses a mix of foam and coils that help create a feel that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. If you sleep on your back, side, or alternate between the two positions, I think you’ll appreciate the even feel of this mattress. As a stomach sleeper, however, it was too soft and didn’t help align my spine and hips like I wanted. I’ll discuss that more later on.

Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid

The Zoma Hybrid has a medium firm feel that's great for those with hip pain. The combination of comfort and support will help those that sleep in multiple positions get a great night of sleep!

Testing the Zoma Hybrid Mattress

When choosing a new mattress, I don’t recommend focusing only on how firm the bed is. So let’s see how the Zoma Hybrid performs in the areas of pressure relief and motion transfer. This is where the tests I mentioned earlier come into play.

Pressure Relief

To begin, let’s take a look at the pressure relief the mattress offers. Just what do I mean by pressure relief? Two words: tension relief. Specifically in the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To check the pressure relief of these areas, I tested how it felt when lying on my back, side, and stomach.

When cranking out my tests of the mattress’s pressure relief, I used a pressure map. This let me track how much force I put on the bed when lying down. It also made it abundantly clear where the pressure spots were. Keep in mind that it uses a gradient from blue to red, with blue meaning no discernible pressure and red meaning really high pressure.

Zoma Hybrid Pressure Relief
I thought the Zoma Hybrid did a good job at relieving pressure

Back – I think back sleepers who like softer feeling mattresses will take a liking to the Zoma Hybrid. When I laid on my back, I felt myself sink in as the mattress cozied up around my body. But I didn’t feel like I sank down too deep — the pocketed coils supporting the foam layers kept me supported and gave the bed a bit of bounce. This combo of coils and foam made it easier when switching positions to my side or stomach.

Side – I was impressed by the pressure relief I experienced when I switched to my side. Typically, I recommend side sleepers go for a softer feeling in order to avoid feeling jammed at the shoulders or hips due to a higher weight concentration over a lower surface area. So if you’re primarily a side sleeper (or a side sleeper who likes to switch to their back), I think you’ll really enjoy this mattress!

Stomach – While it was easy to switch to my stomach, when I got there, I felt like it was a bit too soft. Unlike side sleepers, stomach sleepers are going to generally want to go for a firmer feel to keep their hips up and their spine aligned. That said, I think the Zoma Hybrid’s foam layers aren’t going to be firm enough for people who primarily like sleeping on their stomach or for heavier folks.

Zoma Hybrid Side Sleepers
Side sleepers will like the Zoma Hybrid

Motion Transfer

Last up is the motion transfer test. If you aren’t familiar with motion transfer, allow me to explain. Essentially, this term refers to the amount of movement that’s detectable from one side of the mattress to the other. Therefore, it can be an especially important measure when looking for a mattress for couples or anyone who shares a bed at night!

Testing the motion transfer of the Zoma Hybrid consisted of me dropping a 10 lb. steel ball onto the mattress. To simulate tossing and turning in the bed, I dropped the ball at a four-inch height. I then moved up to dropping the same ball at an eight-inch height to simulate getting out of bed. Lastly, in order to simulate jumping on the bed, I dropped the ball from a height of 12 inches.

It was then time to measure each drop’s resulting disturbance. Take a look at these results in the graphic ahead. For reference, bigger lines equal more disturbance.

Zoma Hybrid Motion Transfer
The Zoma Hybrid is a little bouncy

Motion transfer can sometimes be an issue for hybrid mattresses, so I wasn’t surprised by how some drops created strong disturbances. Fortunately, with the four-inch drop, I didn’t see much motion transfer across the mattress. Where I saw the higher motion transfer was for the eight- and 12-inch drops. These results tell me that if you share a bed with someone who tosses and turns at night, you’re less likely to be disturbed. But you’re likely to feel it if your bedmate gets up in the middle of the night or starts jumping on the bed for some strange reason.

Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid

The Zoma Hybrid has a medium firm feel that's great for those with hip pain. The combination of comfort and support will help those that sleep in multiple positions get a great night of sleep!

Zoma Hybrid vs. Zoma Original

Like I said before, Zoma doesn’t just make the Zoma Hybrid mattress. Let’s quickly see how it compares to the Zoma Original to give you a better idea of which mattress you should pick up.

Zoma Original

  • The Zoma Original mattress basically has the same comfort foam layer as the Zoma Hybrid mattress. This means both mattresses give you zoned memory foam, which helps align your spine just right. This foam layer is especially noticeable if you’re a side sleeper or a back sleeper, since it does a nice job of cushioning sensitive pressure points when lying in one of these positions.
  • If you want to stick with an all-foam mattress, then I think the Zoma Original is the one you’ll want to choose. After testing it, I found the all-foam Zoma Original had a really plush feel and did a decent job of isolating some motion transfer, which makes it pretty swell for sleepers who don’t go to bed alone. However, like the Zoma Hybrid, I think stomach sleepers and heavier folks will want more support from their mattress.
  • Want more info? Then check out my full review of the Zoma Original mattress.

Should You Buy the Zoma Hybrid Mattress?

The Zoma Hybrid uses pocketed coils with various foam layers to give you a medium firmness that has good pressure-relieving qualities. As a hybrid mattress, it is designed with both sturdiness and comfort in mind.

Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid
Zoma Hybrid

The Zoma Hybrid has a medium firm feel that's great for those with hip pain. The combination of comfort and support will help those that sleep in multiple positions get a great night of sleep!

Zoma Hybrid Pros

  • I think this will appeal to side sleepers because it uses a zoned support system that works nicely to keep the spine aligned.
  • I also recommend this for folks who need a mattress for hip pain. The softness of the foam is going to alleviate pressure in sensitive areas, such as at the hips and the shoulders, to help reduce pain while you sleep.
  • If you want the plush feel of memory foam along with some added bounce to your mattress, the Zoma Hybrid might be the one for you.

Zoma Hybrid Cons

  • I don’t recommend this for stomach sleepers, since the support wasn’t firm enough to keep my spine and hips aligned properly. The pressure relieving properties just weren’t up to snuff when I was on my stomach.
  • I also think it’s going to be a little hot for most folks, which is pretty common with memory foam mattresses in that they often capture body heat. This is slightly mitigated by the ventilated cover, but it was still on the warmer side.
Zoma Hybrid Back Sleepers
Back sleepers will enjoy the Zoma Hybrid

Zoma Company Policies

  • Trial – 100 Nights
  • Shipping – Free
  • Warranty – 10 Year

How Much Does the Zoma Hybrid Cost?

SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin38" x 74" x 10"$849
Twin XL38" x 80" x 10"$949
Full54" x 75" x 10"$1,049
Queen60" x 80" x 10"$1,149
King76" x 80" x 10"$1,249
Cali King72" x 84" x 10"$1,249
Split King38" x 80" (x2) x 10"$1,748

FAQs

How long do Zoma mattresses last?

This depends on a variety of factors, such as a person’s weight, sleep position, whether or not they share a mattress, and more. A good rule of thumb is to reassess your mattress needs every three to five years.

Where are Zoma mattresses made?

Zoma mattresses are proudly made in the USA. If you live in the US and like buying products from your home country, consider purchasing a Zoma mattress.

Do Zoma mattresses need box springs?

Fortunately, there’s no need to have box springs with Zoma mattresses. The mattress is made to rest on a slatted bed frame, so while you’re welcome to heave it on top of a box spring, you don’t have to.

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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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