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Ashley Chime Hybrid Mattress Review: 12 In Plush v 10 In Cushion Firm

Are you thinking about buying the Ashley Chime hybrid mattress?

Then you might be wondering if you should go for the 12-inch plush version or the 10-inch cushion firm option.

In which case you should check out my Ashley Chime hybrid mattress reviews below for a full analysis and comparison to help you decide which option is right for you.

I’ve also explained how the hybrid model differs from the memory foam and innerspring versions of the Ashley Chime and why you might choose one over the other.

In any case, if you’re interested in the Ashley Chime, you should get some value out of this review.

Ashley Chime Hybrid Mattress Review

This is a very detailed and in depth review of both Ashley Chime hybrid mattress models.

So to quickly summarise my findings, I’d say that the 12-inch version is better for side sleepers in the 100 lbs – 230 lbs range due to the softer level of firmness which provides great pressure relief to keep your shoulders and hips comfortable in that position.

However, the custom support provided by the individually wrapped support coils, reinforced edges, and the zoned gel memory foam means that the 12-inch is still a great option for front, back, edge, and combination sleepers in the 130 – 230 lbs range.

And the plusher feel makes it ideal if you have a slighter build because it takes away the pressure on the more angular areas of your body for greater comfort.

However, if you’re a dedicated front or back sleeper in the 130 – 230 lbs range then you might prefer the 10 inch version because the increased surface tension may help to keep your hips aligned better to guard against back pain.

But the 10 inch comes with a cushioned top layer that does help with pressure relief so side sleeping isn’t totally out of the question.

And if you have a softer body type then you might enjoy the slightly firmer feel of the 10 inch mattress so that it doesn’t feel like you’re being swallowed up by the materials.

Beyond this, I think you can expect great cooling qualities, good motion isolation, and superb edge support from both versions of the Ashley Chime hybrid mattresses at a very affordable price.

Check out my full Ashley Chime review below for more details.

Who Should Buy the Ashley Chime 12 Inch Mattress?

  • Front, back, side, combo, and edge sleepers in the 130 – 230 lbs weight range.
  • Sleepers with a slighter build will enjoy the excellent pressure relief.
  • Couples with compatible sleeping styles will enjoy how quiet the mattress is and the brilliant motion isolation that minimises the chance of you waking each other up as you move around.
  • Warmer sleepers can sleep cool thanks to the well-ventilated coil core that helps to dissipate heat.

Who Should Avoid the Ashley Chime 12 Inch Mattress?

  • Stomach sleepers over 230 lbs may find the support slightly lacking around the hips.

Who Should Buy the Ashley Chime 10 Inch Mattress?

  • Front, back, side, combo, and edge sleepers in the 130 – 230 lbs weight range.
  • Couples with compatible sleeping styles will enjoy how quiet the mattress is and the brilliant motion isolation that minimises the chance of you waking each other up as you move around.
  • Warmer sleepers can sleep cool thanks to the well-ventilated coil core that helps to dissipate heat.

Who Should Avoid the Ashley Chime 10 Inch Mattress?

  • Side sleepers under 130 lbs may find the mattress a bit too firm.
  • If you have prominent bones and joints you may find the pressure relief lacking.

Ashley Chime Hybrid Mattress

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Warranty
Sleep Trial
Design
Overall Support
Edge Support
Pressure Relief
Moving Around
Couples
Noise
Temperature Control
Allergy Control
Price v Value

Summary

The Ashley Chime hybrid mattress in it’s 12 and 10-inch options are suitable for most sleeping positions in the 130 – 230 lbs weight range whilst providing great pressure relief, support, and temperature regulation properties.

4.1

Design Analysis – Both Models

In terms of the design, there’s not much difference between the 12-inch and 10-inch versions of the Ashley Chime hybrid mattress – other than the 2-inch profile variation.

This means that the 12 inch version has an extra 1 inch layer of comfort support foam and slightly more quilt foam in the upper layer/cover.

At the practical level, this means that the 12 inch version may feel like it has a deeper level of comfort and slightly better support.

In both cases, the cover is specifically designed to be fire retardant whilst also being soft.

And the springs at the edge of both mattresses are firmer than those in the middle and outer mattress area to guard against roll-off and allow you to make full use of the mattress surface.

More details below.

The 12 Inch Ashley Chime Hybrid Mattress Specs

The Ashley Chime Hybrid 12 Inch Mattress.
The Ashley Chime Hybrid 12 Inch Mattress. Image used with permission from US Mattress.com
The 12 Inch Hybrid
DesignHybrid: Foam + Memory Foam + Coils
Firmness Medium-Plush: Soft Feel
Thickness12 Inches
CoverFR Fiber Polyester Comfort Fiber
Comfort Layer 11.5″ HD Super Soft Quilt Foam
Comfort Layer 21” Upholstery Grade Comfort Support Foam
Transition Layer1/4″ HD Gel Memory Foam Lumbar Support
Support CorePocket Coil Support Core
Support Coil Gauge15 (more give)
Edge SupportPerimeter Pocket Coils
Edge Coil Gauge13 (firm)
Manufactured InVietnam
Custom inforgraphic showing the firmness rating level for the 12 Inch Ashley Chime Hybrid mattress.

The 10 Inch Ashley Chime Hybrid Mattress Specs

The Ashley Chime Hybrid 10 Inch Mattress.
The Ashley Chime Hybrid 10 Inch Mattress. Image used with permission from US Mattress.com
The 10 Inch Hybrid
DesignHybrid: Foam + Memory Foam + Coils
Firmness Medium-Firm: Cushioned Feel
Thickness10 Inches
CoverFR Fiber Polyester Comfort Fiber
Comfort Layer3/4″ HD Quilt Foam
Transition Layer1/4″ HD Gel Memory Foam Lumbar Support
Support CorePocket Coil Support Core
Support Coil Gauge15 (more give)
Edge SupportPerimeter Pocket Coils
Edge Coil Gauge13 (firm)
Manufactured InVietnam
Custom inforgraphic showing the firmness rating for the 10 Inch Ashley Chime Hybrid mattress.

10 Inch v 12 Inch – Which Thickness is Better?

All other factors aside, I would personally choose the 12-inch version over the 10-inch version because the extra 2 inches of material allows for deeper compression and provides more capacity for support.

This is important if you’re on the heavier side (over 200 lbs) and/or if you sleep as a couple because you’ll need more support due to the greater amount of compression force being applied to the materials – thus potentially stopping you from crashing into the denser support core below.

However, it’s super-important that you take into consideration your dominant sleeping position and how it interacts with the firmness and feel of the mattress – as discussed below.

Plush v Cushion Firm – Which Firmness is Better?

The 12-inch version has a medium-plush level of firmness with a softer feel due to the 1.5 inches of quilted foam used in the upper comfort layers and the gel memory foam in the lower transition layer.

This makes the 12-inch the best option for side sleeping because it provides greater pressure relief on your hips and shoulders – although front and back sleeping is still viable.

Conversely, the 10 inch version has a medium-firm level of firmness with a cushioned feel which lends itself more to stomach and back sleeping due to the greater surface tension which is better for hip and spinal alignment – but side sleeping is still an option too because the quilt and gel memory foam also provides pressure relief.

However, estimating comfort levels before you buy requires a deeper consideration of your exact body weight, your body type, and how different combinations will feel on both the 12-inch and the 10-inch mattress.

And that’s exactly what I’m going to help you understand in the next section of this review.

Comfort Analysis – 12 Inch v 10 Inch

There’s a great deal of cross over that makes both the 12 inch and the 10 inch versions of the Ashley Chime hybrid mattress ideal for front, back, side, combination, and edge sleepers in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs weight range.

This is mainly due to how each model combines excellent edge and centre support with a cushioned top layer.

However, the plusher feel and softer firmness makes me inclined to say that the 12-inch is slightly better for side sleepers and sleepers under 130 lbs in general due to the better pressure relief.

And the increased firmness makes the 10 inch slightly better for front and back sleepers due to the increased surface tension that can help to support your hips and guard against back pain.

Weight-wise, the extra 2 inches of material does make the 12-inch likely the better of the two for heavier weighted sleepers over 200 lbs.

But you should take care if you’re a front sleeper because the softer feel may cause your hips to drop out of position if you’re over 230 lbs – in which case the added firmness of the 10-inch might make it the better choice for you.

See below for more specific details for each mattress version.

12 InchUnder 130 lbs130 – 230 lbsOver 230 lbs
FrontFirm – idealIdealSoft – too soft
BackFirm – idealIdealSoft
SideFirm – idealIdealSoft
EdgeGood supportGood supportFair Support
ComboEasy to moveEasy to moveFairly easy to move
Slight BuildAverage BuildSoft BuildAthletic Build
Very comfortableComfortableHugs the bodyComfortable

The 12-inch hybrid version has a medium-plush level of firmness with a soft feel that also incorporates firm edge support and good centre support.

This all combines to yield a highly versatile mattress that makes it ideal for front, back, and side sleepers in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range because it provides enough pressure relief on the more angular areas of your body in the side sleeping position whilst also giving you enough support for your spine in the front and back sleeping positions to guard against back ache.

If you weigh less than 130 lbs, then you can expect the mattress to feel a bit firmer because you’ll be placing less weight on the mattress surface but the softer top layer should take the edge off the pressure.

Conversely, if you weigh more than 200 lbs then the greater downward force combined with the plusher cushioning will make the mattress feel softer but the springs should provide enough support for you unless you are very heavy (likely over the 270 – 300 lbs range) or a front sleeper over 230 lbs.

Similarly, the padded top layer makes this an excellent mattress if you’re of a slighter build because it takes the discomfort away from your more prominent joints and bones that touch the surface of the mattress – whilst softer body types will probably feel that the mattress hugs your body more closely (especially if you’re over 200 lbs).

If you’re an edge sleeper that hugs the edge of the bed then even at the higher weights, I think that the firmer 13 gauge coils will help guard against excessive sinkage.

And even with the plusher feel, I’d expect the firmness of the centre coils to bleed through and combine with the surface tension to make it fairly easy to move around in the mattress if you’re a lighter or average weighted combo sleeper – although you may find the mattress a bit harder to move around in once you get over the 230 lbs mark.

10 InchUnder 130 lbs130 – 230 lbsOver 230 lbs
FrontFirmIdealSoft
BackFirmIdealSoft
SideToo firm – firmFirm – idealSoft
EdgeGood supportGood supportGood support
ComboEasy to moveEasy to moveEasy to move
Slight BuildAverage BuildSoft BuildAthletic Build
FirmComfortableComfortableComfortable

The 10 inch hybrid has a slight bias towards being on the firmer side – but it also has a cushioned top layer.

This means that the mattress provides great support for the front and back sleeping positions but also provides some decent pressure relief to satisfy side sleeping to some extent.

More specifically, I think that you’ll be just fine in this mattress if you’re a front, back, or side sleeper in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range.

However, if you’re under 130 lbs then you might find the 10 inch to be a bit too firm – especially if you’re a side sleeper and you’re of a slighter body type and have very prominent bones.

And whilst I think that heavier weighted sleepers in the 200 – 230 lbs range will find the mattress pretty comfortable in most positions, I would say that the thinner 10-inch profile doesn’t lend itself to much heavier sleepers in the 230 – 300 lbs and above range quite as well as the 12-inch option does.

Much like the 12-inch, the edge support is excellent for edge sleeping and the increased surface tension makes the 10-inch even better for moving around if you’re a combination sleeper.

Benefits – Both Models

Both the 12 inch and the 10 inch versions share many of the same design characteristics.

This means that you can look forward to the following benefits regardless of the one that you choose to buy.

1: Supports Your Back

In addition to the excellent support provided by the individually wrapped coils that adjust to your body shape one-by-one, the gel memory foam is configured so that it provides zoned support for your lumbar region too.

So when you lie on either mattress, you’ll feel the gel memory foam gradually adjusting to your body shape to better support your back.

2: Less Chance of Rolling Out

If you tend to sleep near the edge of the bed then the stiffer 13 gauge coils should do a good job of stopping excessive compression and guarding against roll-off.

This also makes getting in and out of bed easier too.

3: Sleeps Cool

Although both mattresses contain memory foam, the aerated coil support core facilitates excellent ventilation that allows for the effective dissipation of heat to help regulate your temperature.

However, I think that the 10 inch probably sleeps the coolest because the firmer feel creates more surface tension so that the materials don’t wrap as closely around your body – which is otherwise typically a precursor to sleeping warmer.

Similarly, if you’re over 200 lbs and/or of a softer body type, then you should expect to sleep warmer because you’ll likely sink further into the materials and trap heat more readily.

4: Good For Couples

If you sleep as a couple then I think that you’ll be fine with either mattress because the coils are individually wrapped to help minimise cross-mattress motion transfer so that you don’t wake each other up as you move around or when your partner comes to bed late.

Similarly, the individually encased coils combine with the foam to make this a pretty quiet mattress when compared to innerspring mattresses that leverage a connected coil core because the support structure won’t move as a unit when pressure is applied.

Also, because the edge support is so good, you’ll be able to spread out in the bed right to the edges so that you’re not forced to huddle up in the middle for fear of rolling out.

And lastly, because both models are suitable for a wide range of sleeping positions, you’ve got a better chance of you both being comfortable in the mattress.

5: Compatible With Most Frames

Both versions are compatible with most frame types including platform and box spring bases.

The floor is also cited as a viable option – although I would expect this to increase the firmness.

6: May Help to Combat Allergies

The covers are listed as being hypoallergenic which means that they may help to guard against dust mites and minimise the chance of reacting to the materials themselves.

7: Capacity For Pain Relief

Providing that your body weight, body type, and sleeping style is compatible with the model that you have chosen, then I think that each mattress has the potential to help alleviate aches and pains in some cases.

For example, the singularly wrapped coils combine with the support gel to potentially provide individualised support for your hip and lumbar region to the extent where you may find that it helps to manage your back pain.

Whilst the pressure relief provided by the quilted padding may help to take away the pressure on your body to reduce muscle pain.

But I always recommend talking to your doctor before you buy a mattress for your specific sleeping requirements and medical conditions.

7: 10 Year Warranty

Both mattresses come with 10 year warranties that cover manufacturer defects and body indentations of greater than 3/4 of an inch or more.

However, it’s important to note that bed height, stains, burns, and claiming outside the 50 US states (except Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands) are not covered by the warranty – you should read the warranty in full before purchasing on the US Mattress site to see all of the relevant exclusions and limitations.

If you buy through the Ashley Furniture website or a different retailer then you should check the warranty information as it applies to your specific circumstance.

8: 120 Night Sleep Trial

If you buy either mattress through US Mattress.com then you’ll be able to test the mattress for up to 120 nights to make sure that you are happy with it.

You have to sleep on it for at least 30 nights to qualify since it can take more than a month for the materials to get used to your sleeping style but this arrangement allows you to return the mattress for things that aren’t covered by the warranty – such as not liking the firmness level.

9: Well Priced

The average price point for a queen hybrid mattress is around $2,000.

And given that you’re looking at sub $500 for a queen for either model then you’re saving some serious money compared to the rest of the hybrid bed market.

10: Financing Available

If you buy either mattress through US Mattress.com then you can take advantage of their financing plan to spread the cost out.

Considerations – Both Models

There aren’t a lot of drawbacks to these mattresses in my view, but there is one thing that bothers me a bit.

1: Unknown Durability

The average lifespan of a hybrid mattress is around 6-7 years.

I can’t say for sure how either mattress compares to this average, but given the very low cost, I do wonder how durable the materials are.

If you have any experience with the durability of an Ashley Chime hybrid mattress then let me know in the comments section at the end of this review.


Chime Mattress Comparisons

Hopefully you’ve now got a better idea of which version of the Ashley Chime hybrid mattress is right for you.

But to help you make your decision easier, you can use the table below for a quick comparison.

I’ve also provided my thoughts on how the Ashley Chime hybrid stacks up against the memory foam and innerspring alternatives too.

Hybrid 12 InchHybrid 10 Inch
DesignHybrid: foam + coilsHybrid: foam + coils
Flippable?NoNo
FirmnessMedium-plush: soft feelMedium-firm: cushion feel
Thickness12 inches10 inches
Warranty10 years10 years
Sleep Trial120 nights120 nights
Overall SupportVery goodVery good
Edge SupportVery goodVery good
Pressure ReliefVery goodGood
Moving AroundFairly easyEasy
CouplesGoodGood
NoiseFairly quietFairly quiet
Allergy ControlFairFair
Temperature ControlGoodGood
Off GassingMinimalMinimal
Pain ReliefGood – pressure relief biasGood – support bias
DurabilityUnknownUnknown
Sagging RiskModerate – minimalModerate – minimal
Price v ValueVery goodVery good
Price (queen)$479$419
Best Sleeping PositionsSide: 100 – 230 lbsFront/back: 130 lbs – 230 lbs
Worst Sleeping PositionsFront: over 230 lbsSide: under 130 lbs

Chime Hybrid v Chime Memory Foam

You can also buy the Ashley Chime in memory foam versions and the Chime Elite which is also a memory foam alternative in various thicknesses and firmness rating options.

But generally speaking, you may prefer these all-foam, memory foam alternatives if you’re an average or lighter weighted sleeper in the 100 – 200 lbs range, are a prominent side sleeper, and of a more angular body type looking for greater pressure relief.

However, memory foam isn’t the best choice if you sleep hot and all-foam mattresses tend to lack the superior support of a hybrid bed that you’ll typically require if you’re over 200 lbs.

Chime Hybrid v Chime Innerspring

You can also buy the Ashley Chime in 8 and 10 inch spring versions.

The thinner comfort layers and lack of memory foam compared to the hybrid means that you can expect a more bouncy bed.

You might prefer the firm spring, non-pillow top version if you’re a combination sleeper that wants the minimum amount of foam in the top layers so that you can move around without getting bogged down in the materials.

If you’re a side sleeper then you’ll almost certainly want to go for the pillow top for better pressure relief on your hips and shoulders.

Overall, the thinner 8-inch profiles are generally better for average weighted sleepers under 230 lbs since too much weight can cause greater pressure in your joints since there’s less material available to absorb the compression forces.

Chime Mattresses – Which Model is the Best?

I personally think that the Chime Hybrid is the most versatile of all the Chime models.

Because the 10 and 12-inch versions provide enough qualities to appeal to pretty much all sleeping positions and are well suited to heavier individuals in the 200 – 230 lbs range.

As I just said, the memory foam options are better if pressure relief is your main priority – especially in the side sleeping position – whilst the thinner innerspring versions might be the best for combo sleepers due to the better surface mobility in the firmer selections.


Ashley Chime Hybrid Mattress FAQs

Below are the answers to some of the most common questions relating to Ashley Chime hybrid mattresses.

Is the Ashley Chime Hybrid a Bed in a Box?

Yes – your Ashley Chime hybrid mattress will arrive in a compressed box to make transportation easier.

You should unbox your mattress in your sleeping area and follow the instructions for allowing the mattress to expand on your bed frame to avoid issues with maneuverability.

How Long Does it Take for a Chime Mattress to Expand?

Your Ashley Chime hybrid mattress should fully expand within 48 hours.

Avoid leaving your mattress in its box for too long in order to limit decompression issues.

Where’s the Best Place to Buy a Chime Hybrid Mattress?

You can buy your Ashley Chime hybrid mattress from US Mattress.com to avail of their 120 night sleep trial, free delivery, low price guarantee, and financing options if you live in the US.

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