Alexander Hybrid Review from Nest Bedding 3

Alexander Hybrid Review from Nest Bedding

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I received a free Alexander Hybrid mattress from Nest Bedding. The Alexander Hybrid mattress is a next generation inner spring mattress. By that I mean it uses more modern technology to create a great sleep experience. The pocket coil construction helps to isolate motion but still provide some bounce. The copper infused memory foam helps to keep the mattress cool while still providing great pressure relief. The Alexander Hybrid is a great choice for people who are looking to either transition to a memory foam mattress or just want all the benefits of an innerspring with the benefits of foam as well.


You can purchase the Alexander Hybrid direct from the Nest Bedding website.  It arrives in a box shipped by FedEx. Even though this mattress has springs, it can still be roll packed  because of the pocket coils.  This is a heavy mattress. I ordered a full size and the UPS shipping weight was 75 lbs.  However because its in a box its definitely much easier to move into and around your house.


Here’s me unboxing the Alexadner Hybrid. The mattress is very tightly wrapped so once you cut the plastic loose it almost pops open and is ready to sleep on in a few hours.



This mattress uses CertiPUR-US Gel Foam and Support Base Foams. Like the rest of the Nest Bedding line, there is very minimal off gassing so it isn’t going to stink up your whole house. You can sleep on it the same night.
The mattress measures 13″ in height.
Alexander Hybrid
Copper infused foam is starting to catch on in the mattress industry and Nest was one of the first to take advantage. In addition to keeping you cool, copper also has an anti-bacterial component to it. Many hospitals and schools have copper door handles because of their anti-bacterial properties.
So, what are pocket coils?
Here’s the definition from Wikipedia:
Marshall coils, also known as wrapped or encased coils or pocket springs, are thin-gauge, barrel-shaped, knotless coils individually encased in fabric pockets—normally a fabric from man-made, nonwoven fiber. Some manufacturers precompress these coils, which makes the mattress firmer and allows for motion separation between the sides of the bed. As the springs are not wired together, they work more or less independently: the weight on one spring does not affect its neighbours. More than half the consumers who participated in a survey had chosen to buy pocket spring mattresses
So as you can see, the Alexander Hybrid is leading the pack in terms of innovation.
The Alexander Hybrid isn’t the only mattress that uses pocket coils however I have found that this mattress is really good at striking a balance with bounce and pressure relief.  Below is a video of me dropping a bowling ball on the mattress to illustrate motion transfer. This mattress isolates motion better than a Saatva

There is no unzippable cover for this mattress so I wasn’t able to see the inside foam and pocket coils. However that is something I plan to do down the road. You’l notice that the mattress has a tufted top where you will sink into the mattress a fair amount. It’s similar to a Saatva and softer than a WinkBed.

alexander softness

As for heat retention, this mattress cools quickly. Here’s an infrared video illustrating how fast it dissipates heat. I think this is due to a number of factors. In general, innerspring mattresses cool faster but the top layer of memory foam is also copper infused.


It’s hard to go wrong with the Nest line of products. The Alexander Hybrid is a mattress that should please most sleepers. I found that you will sink into this mattress a little more than you would with the all foam Alexander mattress. It has a little less bounce than the Aviya and WinkBed. I highly recommend this to side sleepers that prefer the feel of an innerspring but don’t want the motion transfer problems. This mattress also sleeps cool. I’m a true believer in the copper infused foam and expect to see more of it in the next generation of foam mattresses.

Right now you can get $200 off an Alexander Signature Select Hybrid by using coupon code: HYBRID200 at checkout

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Alexander Hybrid

Alexander Hybrid

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            • Great edge support
            • Copper infused foam
            • Sleeps cool
            • great motion isolation for an innerspring


            Ben • March 14, 2016

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            1. Doug March 28, 2016 - 11:10 pm Reply

              What platform bed are you using? I have seen write ups on platform beds like the one in your video saying that these beds are unstable. Especially in light of the fact that the Hybrid is roughly 75 pounds, what do you recommend for me to use in my carpeted bedroom?

            2. Gabe April 24, 2016 - 11:15 am Reply

              Evidently the Alexander Hybrid recently had its specs updated, removing 2-3″ of the foam comfort layers. I’m not sure if the pocket springs were enlarged to compensate. Anyhow, you might want to contact Nest to confirm, and consider reviewing the newly updated mattress. I was sold on this mattress until I heard about this revision.

            3. Paul July 2, 2016 - 11:45 pm Reply

              Is the hybrid softer then the all foam? I really want a soft mattress.

            4. Lj July 8, 2016 - 5:49 pm Reply

              I was considering the Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation/Platform Bed that looked like you were using. It looked as if the mattress was not completely covering the frame. Can you comment on whether this is a function of the recent unboxing and should it eventually cover as it expands?

              • Ben July 10, 2016 - 10:18 am Reply

                It will match up just fine. Part of it is that the mattress still needs to expand fully and the other part is that I don’t have the mattress completely centered on the frame.

            5. JJ August 6, 2016 - 4:28 pm Reply

              I tried out this new version of 2016 model in the showroom. I had some concerns about this revamped bed while testing it out for about an hour and a half. I really thought this bed was the bed for me. After reading all the hype and positive internet reviews like this site and other independent social reviewers I thought to give it a try in person. For me personally, it was not that comfortable. You could tell one side was softer then the other. Meaning one side was broken in and used by people walking in laying on it and the other side was firmer. It was noticeable. When I first laid down on it, yes it felt soft and cozy. But after 30 mins of rolling around in different spots and trying different sleeping positions, it just never felt right. I could not get comfortable. Another point to make was the coils on the bottom section are not incased. I think this is for breathability. So when getting near the edge or getting out if the bed it tended to fold like a taco. I was really surprised by this. Basically my conclusion was this bed is not for me. I don’t own one, but I’m glad I tested it out before spending $1000.

            6. [email protected] October 5, 2016 - 5:22 am Reply

              Motion Transfer






              Off Gassing


              Trial Period


              We have had this mattress for 2 months now and have had nothing but severe back pain as well as tossing and turning due to pressure point issues. We both end up sleeping on the floor for relief. Not happy about purchasing a mattress at this price, or any price for that matter and preferring to sleep on the floor.
              Contacted the company to let them know the mattress was not working out and they offered to send a foam mattress pad. I would not call this a money back guarantee. Extremely disappointed in this mattress’s comfort, however, it is seems well made as far as materials used for cover top and attention to details. Just is not comfortable, which is too bad as after reading the reviews I had high hopes for the Alexander Hybrid. On a side note, took 4 weeks to receive my mattress as the company lost my order. It was rectified promptly once I call to inquire about my order. After some initial confusion and finger pointing, they admitted to losing the order and sent the mattress out promptly. At this point looks like a total loss for me as I do not believe a pillow top the company wants to send to me will rectify the situation and the issues I am having with this mattress.

            7. Realuv October 10, 2016 - 11:55 pm Reply

              I’ve been sleeping on the Alexander Hybrid for a month now. I wake up achey every morning. I’m so disappointed and never wanted to deal with returning a mattress. It seems like such a loss for the company, and I’m simply one of those people that cares too much. I’m going to give it another week, as my foundation just arrived today, but I’ve been sleeping on it on the floor (what is more supportive than the floor?)! I didn’t want to go the Sealy/Serta/Sterns/Spring Air route and wanted to support a small company, and loved the idea behind it. I thought about adding a mattress pad, but for this amount of money, shouldn’t the mattress be comfortable from the get go? I’m not sure what to do anymore.

              • Ben October 12, 2016 - 8:33 pm Reply

                I recommend you contact Nest and explain your issue. I think they would be more than happy to work with you.

            8. Alex February 11, 2017 - 12:19 am Reply

              Thank you very much for all your reviews. I’m the type that researches the crap out of anything i buy, and

              That being said- i’m pretty much down to a Nest Alexander Hybrid, but i went in to the store to look at bedroom furniture to go with it and they showed me the Sealy posturepedic hybrid (copper cushion firm i believe)

              Any idea how these two compare? Theyre fairly similar in pricing.

              • Ben February 11, 2017 - 10:27 am Reply

                I haven’t tried the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid. I think all things being equal you should compare the trial periods. Nest has a free trial period where you can return it for a full refund if not satisfied where most stores will either charge a restocking fee or make you choose a different mattress from their selection.

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