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Best Hybrid Mattress Comparison: Sapira vs. Avocado vs. Nest vs. Helix

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Are you thinking about buying a hybrid mattress online?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

This 5-minute mattress comparison compares what I believe are the four best hybrid mattresses you can buy onlineSapira, Avocado Green, Nest Alexander Hybrid and Helix.

If you are planning to buy a hybrid mattress, then this guide will help you find the best one for your particular needs.

What’s in this Mattress Comparison

In this guide we’ll take a quick look at how the following features and services differ for four leading hybrid mattresses:

  • Mattress Construction
  • Comfort / Firmness
  • Sleeping Experience
  • Warranty and Returns
  • Shipping and Delivery Options
  • Price

If you aren’t sure that a hybrid mattress is right for you, then check out my list of the leading foam and spring mattresses sold online.

Short on Time?

Here’s my quick take on these four mattresses.  Click on a link to learn more about a mattress.

MattressRating Price Our TakeShop
Avocado Green
4.8$959 - $1,599A luxury all-natural mattress consisting of natural Dunlop latex foam, pocketed coils, a certified organic cotton cover and natural New Zealand wool. For 70% less than you'd pay at a store.
Nest Alexander Hybrid
4.8$799 - $1,499A super-comfy, cool-sleeping hybrid mattress that's just about perfect for loving couples. One of the best we've reviewed.
4.7$975 - $1,775A luxury hybrid mattress with a great bounce & excellent support - and a great price.
4.7$600 - $1,245A custom-fit hybrid mattress at a bargain price. If you need a split mattress or have unique needs, then Helix is the one to buy.

To learn more about how these mattresses differ – keep reading.

Mattress Construction

All four of these mattresses are hybrid mattresses. This means they use two different technologies in their construction.  The use of two different technologies gives the manufacturer more control over the comfort level, support and durability of their product.

Usually, a hybrid mattress is built using a combination of foam layers and a single layer of springs (coils).  All four mattresses reviewed in this guide contain both.

Foam choices include latex foam, memory foam or a proprietary foam.

Spring choices include pocketed coils (most common today) or innerspring (rare in modern mattresses).

Sapira Construction

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Sapira uses a 3 layer construction that measures 11 inches thick.

The top comfort layer consists of 1.5 inches of Avena foam. Avena foam is a proprietary type of foam that has some similar characteristics to latex foam. So it stays cool, provides good support and it feels bouncy.

The middle pressure-relieving layer consists of 1.5 inches of memory foam. Using the well-proven contouring capabilities of memory foam, this layer helps the mattress contour around your body. This provides pressure relief around high-pressure areas such as your hips and shoulders and gives the mattress a nice, plush feel.

Sapira’s bottom foundation layer consists of a 6-inches of encased coils sandwiched between two 1-inch foam layers. The coils provide additional support and body contouring. They also minimize motion transfer and enhance breathability.  The two thin foam layers stabilize the coil layer, which creates a stronger and more supportive mattress core.

Learn more in my full review of the Sapira mattress

Avocado Green Construction

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The Avocado Green mattress is the best organic hybrid mattress sold online, in my opinion.

It is made of 100% organic materials including natural Dunlop latex, natural New Zealand wool and organic cotton.

There are two versions of the Avocado Green mattress:

  • an 11-inch standard mattress and
  • a 13-inch pillow top version.

One has a pillow top, and the other doesn’t.

The 11-inch standard mattress has a 2-inch Dunlop latex comfort layer at the top. This is the second layer in the pillow top version. It is firmer than the pillow top layer, making it more supportive. But it’s still quite soft and comfortable.

The 13-inch pillow topped mattress adda a 2-inch softer pillow top made with natural Dunlop latex. It creates a luxuriously plush surface to sleep on.

Both mattresses have an 8-inch pocketed coil layer beneath the latex. This is considerably thicker than the coil layer in the Sapira mattress, which means less risk of sagging especially for big-bodied buyers. These coils are great for reducing motion transfer and keeping the mattress cool.

The foundation layer consists of 2 inches of high-density Dunlop latex foam that boosts core support.

NOTE: The Avocado Green mattress has a thicker support + base layer than most other mattresses sold online.  I think it’s the best hybrid mattress for heavy people, especially if you choose the pillow top version.

Learn more about the Avocado Green in my 10-minute review

Nest Alexander Hybrid Construction

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The Nest Alexander Hybrid is one of the best-rated hybrid mattress brands online.

It combines memory foam and pocketed coils, so you get the pressure-relieving comfort of memory foam in addition to excellent support from the coils.

The topmost comfort layer consists of 3 inches of gel-infused memory foam. This layer provides pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. To counter memory foam’s heating issue, Nest Bedding infuses thermal gel into the foam and adds a thermic phase change material cover on top.

The second comfort and support layer consisting of 1.5 inches of copper-infused Energex foam. Energex foam is an alternative to memory foam that provides more support plus some of the responsiveness of latex foam. The copper improves heat conductivity, which aids in keeping the mattress cool at night.

The third layer consists of 1.5 inches SmartFlow support foam. It’s part of the core support system. It has a punch hole design that improves air flow within the mattress which further keeps the mattress cool and fresh.

The foundation consists of 8 inches of encased support coils. They make for an incredibly strong and stable mattress foundation.

If you are looking for a big body-friendly budget hybrid mattress, this is a good option.

Learn more about the Nest Alexander Hybrid in my 10-minute review

Helix Mattress Construction

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Helix is a made-to-order mattress. Each one is designed to fit your unique body type, weight and sleeping habits.

In other words, Helix doesn’t have one specific construction.

You answer a short questionnaire, and Helix custom-builds the best mattress for your needs from basically the same materials, but using different configurations and thicknesses. What varies is how the layers are arranged and the density or ILD rating of each layer.

Here are the layers used, and how they contribute to the mattress function:

The comfort layer consists of 2 inches Helix Dynamic Foam. This is a proprietary foam that borrows the best characteristics of memory foam and latex foam.

Helix also incorporates a fairly thin 2.5-inch layer of pocketed coils that helps with cooling, motion transfer, contouring and support.

A transitional 2-inch layer of poly foam provides compression support to prevent sagging or sinkage especially for plus size sleepers.

Like many other foam mattresses sold online, the Helix uses 4 inches of high-density poly foam in its foundation layer to provide overall support and stability.

NOTE: Because of its customizability, Helix is the best hybrid mattress for couples with different comfort preferences. Helix offers a split mattress option in which each side of the mattress can be customized individually.

Learn more about the Helix mattress in my 10-minute review


When buying an Avocado Green, Nest Hybrid or a Helix, you have choices when it comes to firmness level.

Sapira offers one comfort level.

Sapira Firmness

Sapira mattress comfort

The Sapira mattress is in the medium-firm range, which is perfectly fine for the vast majority of us – although it is slightly on the firm side because of the latex-like Avena foam layer on top.

On a firmness scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being rock-hard-firm), Sapira rates a 6.0 to 6.5.

Due to its slightly firmer and more supportive feel, I recommend the Sapira for back and stomach sleepers and for people a bigger body size.

Avocado Green Firmness

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Avocado Green comes in two comfort levels – with a pillow top (softer) or without (firmer).

The pillow top versionh is more expensive and has a soft (luxury plush) feel. The 2-inch pillow top provides a pronounced body hug that’s great for pressure relief.

If you prefer a firmer sleeping surface, then opt for the slightly cheaper standard version without the pillow top. It has a medium-firm feel though, like the Sapira, it leans more to the firm side.

Nest Alexander Hybrid Firmness

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Nest offers two comfort choices on its Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress: Plush or Luxury Firm.

The Plush is the best option for most people. It is a perfect blend of soft comfort plus firm support. You still get a nice cozy hug from the mattress, but you won’t sink in too much. Firmness rating is 5 out of 10.

The Plush is the best choice for side sleepers. It’s better at contouring around your hips and shoulders, ensuring they don’t dig painfully into the mattress. It’s also the best option for people who sleep primarily in one position all night.

The Luxury Firm comfort option rates around 6-6.5 out of 10. It feels more rigid on the surface with a less pronounced body hug. This one is better for back and stomach sleepers or anyone who moves around a lot at night.

Helix Firmness

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The firmness choices for a Helix mattress ranges the most of the bunch, but the specific firmness you get depends on how you answer their questionnaire.

Most customers get a medium firm mattress.

However, you can specifically request an extra-firm or extra-soft mattress in the questionnaire.

Sleeping Experience

Hybrid mattresses are often rated highly when it comes to overall sleeping experience.

The Sapira and Avocado Green are more expensive, luxury-class mattresses and their sleeping experience are indeed a bit better than the Nest Hybrid and the Helix.

But all of these mattresses are very comfortable, offer good support and have no hot-sleeping issues, at all.

All of them also provide some bounce due to their use of springs.  So if you are looking for a great mattress for sex and don’t want an all-foam mattress, then any of these mattresses will work.

That said, these four beds do differ in construction, features, warranties and returns. And price.

Sapira Sleeping Experience

Sapira is a medium firm mattress though on the firmer end of the scale. Many customers say the mattress feels quite firm on the first night but after a few more days the bed becomes noticeably softer.

Because of the Avena foam layer on top, which has latex-like characteristics, the mattress feels slightly firmer than most. But it’s still soft enough to be comfortable. Most users love the soft/firm balance.

This mattress stays cool and fresh throughout the night thanks to the Avena foam layer and the pocketed coils.

There is almost zero motion transfer, too, making this a great choice for those with fidgety partners.

Read these Sapira customer reviews to see what they think.

Avocado Green Sleeping Experience

Avocado Green Mattress Review - sleeping experience

The Avocado Green is a luxurious 100% organic latex mattress.

The pillow top version is especially plush. Customers describe it as sinking into a soft body hug. Even those with chronic pain in their joints and back claim this mattress is very comfortable and helps them enjoy a deeper and longer sleep.

The firmer version without the pillow top is also comfortable. It has a bit more bounce and feels more like ‘floating’ on the mattress.

I’ve not seen any complaints about cooling issues with this mattress. Which makes sense because latex foam and innerspring layers are excellent at preventing excess heat, stale smells and moisture from getting trapped inside a mattress.

Most customers who buy this mattress are specifically shopping for a natural, organic mattress. Some have allergies, others want to avoid the hazardous gasses emitted by some mattresses, and others are concerned about the petroleum-based foams in most mattresses.

They rate the Avocado Green mattress highly on its use of organic/green materials. They also say the mattress feels fresh and healthy and that they sleep much better.

There are no strange smells, either; nor did they experience skin irritations.

Read these Avocado Green customer reviews to see what they think.

Nest Alexander Hybrid Sleeping Experience

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If you are not sure which Nest Alexander Hybrid mattress comfort level is right for you, then go with the Plush. Customers describe it as a great balance between soft and firm. It also provides a moderate body hug but without feeling excessively plush.

If you want a firmer sleeping experience, then choose the Luxury Firm.

The phase change material used in the Nest’s cover is unique among these four mattresses. Many customers rave about how it feels incredibly cool to the touch.

If you are extra-sensitive to heat when you sleep or hate a hot mattress, then the Nest Alexander Hybrid is probably the best choice. It is the coolest hybrid mattress in this bunch.

Read these Nest Alexander Hybrid customer reviews to see what they think.

Helix Sleeping Experience

Helix vs Purple

The customization questionnaire Helix uses to build your mattress really does seem to work.

Many Helix customers say they got the sleeping experience they were looking for. Even couples with different comfort preferences are satisfied with their mattress.

Beyond the questionnaire, you can also specify the specific comfort level you prefer, whether you have a back problem or anything else you’d like them to know about your needs.

Read these Helix customer reviews to see what they think.

Warranty and Returns

All of these online mattresses have generous return and warranty policies.

Nest Bedding stands out, however, with a lifetime warranty and comfort guarantee.

Sapira Warranty and Returns

Leesa offers a 100-night trial period for its Sapira mattress. They ask that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 days to allow your body to get used to it. If you still don’t like it, it’s easy to make a return and get a full refund.

If you keep the mattress, it will be covered by a standard non-prorated 10-year warranty. In case of a claim during the warranty period, they’ll cover all repair or replacement costs. You’ll only be responsible for the transport and handling costs.

Read Sapira’s Warranty and Return policies.

Avocado Green Warranty and Returns

Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado Green also has a 100-night trial period. If you don’t like your mattress just contact them and they’ll arrange a free pickup. You’ll get a full refund.

The warranty is an outstanding 25 years long, the second best of the bunch.  This gives you an idea of how long the mattress is likely to last.

In the first ten years, your Avocado warranty is non-prorated, meaning the company covers all costs associated with repairing or replacing the mattress.

During the remaining 15 years, the warranty coverage is prorated. Should you make a claim, you’ll be required to pay a percentage of the original purchase price plus transport and handling costs. The percentage you’ll pay depends on how long you’ve had the mattress.

Read Avocado Green’s Warranty and Return policies.

Nest Alexander Hybrid Warranty and Returns

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Nest Bedding offers something called a lifetime comfort guarantee. Here’s how it works: you get 100 days to return the mattress and get a full refund – or a new softer or firmer mattress.

After the initial trial period, you can still request a mattress exchange on comfort grounds as long as you own the mattress. Buy you’ll need to pay 50% of the cost of the new mattress.

The warranty also covers the full life of your mattress – as long as the mattress remains in your ownership. It is also non-prorated, which is amazing. Nest Bedding will cater for all costs for repairing your defective mattress or giving you a new one.

Read Nest Alexander Hybrid’s Warranty and Return policies.

Helix Mattress Warranty and Returns

Just because you got a customized Helix mattress doesn’t mean that it will be perfect.

If you sleep on it for at least 30 days and feel it’s not what you needed, you can return your Helix as long as you are still within the 100-day trial period.

If your problem is that the mattress is too firm or too soft, Helix is willing to send you a free topper to correct the issue. You can still return the mattress if the topper doesn’t help.

The Helix mattress carries an industry-standard 10-year warranty that is non-prorated.

Read Helix ’s Warranty and Return policies.

Shipping and Delivery Options

Sapira Shipping and Delivery

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Leesa delivers the Sapira mattress free of charge to customers in all 50 states.

Shipping is handled by UPS Ground and the delivery time will depend on your location. But you should receive it in a few days.

They do not provide setup services so have someone around to help you carry it inside and unroll it.

Avocado Green Shipping and Delivery

Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado Green is shipped free within the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.

The only exception is the King sized mattress which you cannot setup on your own. For a King mattress, Avocado charges a flat $99 delivery and setup fee.

For all other sizes, you can request setup service for an extra $149.

Nest Alexander Hybrid Shipping and Delivery

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Nest Bedding ships free to the continental US. Alaska and Hawaii customers pay extra.

You can request expedited shipping and setup services for an additional fee.

Helix Shipping and Delivery

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The Helix mattress is shipped free of charge to all 50 US states.

Delivery is via UPS Ground and takes between 6 and ten business days to arrive at your home.

They do not offer setup services.


These are not the least expensive mattresses sold online. Three of the four (except the Helix) cost more than $1,000 for a Queen size.

But all of these hybrid mattresses are a screaming bargain, compared to what you would pay in a store for similar quality mattresses.

Financing Options

NOTE: all of these offers are subject to credit approval and are for US customers only.

Sapira: Affirm offers 0% APR with 6-, 12- and 18-month payment schedules.

Avocado Green: Affirm offers 10%-30% APR with 3-, 6- and 12-month payment schedules.

Nest Hybrid: Affirm offers 10%-30% APR with 3-, 6- and 12-month payment schedules.

Helix: Klarna offers 0% financing with no fixed term commitment.


We currently offer a few coupons for these mattresses, as follows:

Save $100 on a Nest Alexander Hybrid: use the code DELIVERED100 when ordering online.

Save $50 on a Helix mattress: use the code SLEEPDELIVERED50 when ordering online.

We don’t have coupons for the others, at the moment. But check the Sapira and Avocado websites, because they often run special deals.

Sapira is the Best Mattress for You If…

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You prefer a slightly firm mattress but not too firm.

I also recommend the Sapira for back and stomach sleepers.

If medium-firm mattresses feel too soft for you, then definitely consider buying a Sapira. It’s still a medium firm mattress, but it is firmer than others without being uncomfortable.

Avocado Green is the Best Mattress for You If…

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You want an organic mattress or if you prefer all-natural products.

Nest Alexander Hybrid is the Best Mattress for You If…

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You want a cool-sleeping mattress. If even a little heat ruins your sleep, the Nest Alexander Hybrid is the best choice of these four.

Helix is the Best Mattress for You If…

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You have special requirements – or need a split mattress.

Helix is the only mattress in this bunch that lets you custom-build a personalized mattress to meet your specific needs.

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