>

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
The first place to start your research is the Mattress Shopping Tutorial
Select the Search Forum tab below to gain access to answers to many mattress related questions.
Select the Ask An Expert tab below to reach out to any of our Expert Members for guidance and advice.

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:

TOPIC:

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 16 Mar 2016 08:42 #16

  • phoenix
  • phoenix's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 31974
Hi onemillionbucks,

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and experiences in such detail ... I appreciate it.

It's great to hear that your mattress is working out well for you.

Most importantly ... congratulations on your new mattress :)

Phoenix
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 16 Mar 2016 17:24 #17

  • Melanie_KE
  • Melanie_KE's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 10
Thanks, onemillionbucks and HeatherinMI, I really appreciate the feedback! Your experiences are closer to what I have been thinking the mattress would be like. This is such a help! Thanks again.

Melanie

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 16 Mar 2016 21:46 #18

I've had the Alexander Hybrid about a month now, so I'll throw in my impressions. This replaced a 10-year-old W Bed spring mattress, The Hybrid does not feel like a foam mattress at all. If I didn't know it had foam, I would assume its another pillow top spring mattress.

It felt slightly warm, but i blame that on my old polyester mattress protector. I got a St. Dormier wool protector to go with my wool comforter, and I now sleep cool. No heat issues here.

I think my hips sink too much when on my back, but when I turn to my side, everything just feels perfectly supported. Sometimes I wake up with shoulder pain, which my old mattress did not do, but I'm going to try some different pillows to see if I can fix that problem. I'm 5'10 and 180.

I wish this thing had handles. Its heavy and moving it without them is a wrestling match and bad on your back.

All in all, I sleep soundly on this mattress and feel I wake up with less stiffness than I used to. The best part is, I didn't have to step into some showroom and deal with a sleazy salesman trying to sell me something inferior for twice the price. I'm going to keep it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by msw_.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 16 Mar 2016 22:10 #19

  • phoenix
  • phoenix's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 31974
Hi msw_,

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and feedback ... and congratulations on your new mattress as well :)

Thanks for the comments about your mattress protector as well. As you discovered this can certainly make a difference in sleeping temperature and it sounds like you also did some good research into different types of mattress protectors.

The Hybrid does not feel like a foam mattress at all. If I didn't know it had foam, I would assume its another pillow top spring mattress.


Just for the sake of clarity and for the benefit of others that are reading this ... almost all pillowtop spring mattresses contain some type of foam layers above the innersprings (either polyfoam, memory foam, or latex foam) so I'm guessing that you meant that the Alexander Hybrid Signature Select didn't feel like a typical memory foam mattress that contains one or more layers of memory foam on top of a polyfoam support core ... is that an accurate assumption?

Phoenix
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by phoenix.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 18 Mar 2016 19:35 #20

Yes, I meant it has the feel and side support similar to my old traditional mattress (which did not have memory foam). Definitely not a "sunk in" feeling that some people are concerned about.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 18 Mar 2016 20:39 #21

  • phoenix
  • phoenix's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 31974
Hi msw_,

Thanks for the clarification ... I appreciate it :)

Phoenix
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 19 Mar 2016 09:12 #22

  • scoaste
  • scoaste's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 31
Another update from me. I received a wool pad from Nest and put it on the mattress under the mattress protector. It actually made it hotter and I did not notice any change in firmness. So my plan now is to continue without the pad and see how the break in goes. If it is still too firm after a reasonable break in period I may seek a softer replacement.

p.s. Flood protection wait of 60 sec is kind of annoying when I just want to make a quick correction. Just saying... :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by scoaste.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 19 Mar 2016 11:55 #23

  • phoenix
  • phoenix's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 31974
Hi scoaste,

p.s. Flood protection wait of 60 sec is kind of annoying when I just want to make a quick correction. Just saying... :)


60 second flood protection is a small price to pay to help protect the forum from spammers :)

You're only the second one to mention it in over 5 years that the forum has existed.

Phoenix
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by phoenix.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 30 Mar 2016 10:26 #24

  • chadb97
  • chadb97's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 8
Noticed that Nest Bedding appears to have made changes to the construction of this Hybrid bed. Per there website, the new specs are:
1.5" Soft Quilted Cover
2" 3.5 lb Copper Infused Memory Foam
2" of our SmartFlow Foam (1.8 lb porous, punched polyfoam)
5 zone pocketed coil unit with Edge Support.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 30 Mar 2016 11:48 #25

  • Melanie_KE
  • Melanie_KE's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 10
Thanks chadb97, what were the specs before, do you know?

EDIT: Never mind, I found the old specs on another website:

1.5" quilted top layer
3" copper infused memory foam (4lb density according to Phoenix's original conversation with Joe)
3" gel memory foam
6" pocketed coils


Phoenix, any thoughts on how this affects the quality of the mattress? My first thought is that it's probably better to have a more firm surface between the coils and the comfort layer for durability, but I don't know that for a fact. Would love to hear any further input on this since I had basically decided on this mattress and am now unsure.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Melanie_KE.
The Mattress UndergroundCopyright © 2022 The Mattress Underground
TheMattressUndergounf
TMU
TheMattressUndergounf