- This article has been written by the site owner Dan Cartwright – a mattress testing expert who has been testing products and writing online reviews since 2015 to help buyers make the best purchasing decisions for their needs.
I have been sleeping on my new Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress for almost 60 nights continuously and I’m now ready to report my findings in this thorough review.
(I weigh 185 lbs, I’m 5’8″, and I have an average body type but I have considered how other body types will feel in this mattress).
But first of all, how does the Puffy Lux Hybrid differ from the regular Puffy Lux and the Puffy Original mattresses?
The Puffy Lux Hybrid differs from the Puffy Lux because it has coils in the support core whilst the regular Puffy Lux is made entirely of foam – the Puffy Lux Hybrid is 2″ thicker than the regular all-foam Puffy Original mattress.
So who should buy the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress?
The Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress is best suited to side, front, and back sleepers under 230 lbs – with lighter weighted sleepers under 150 lbs, and sleepers with low body fat, back pain, muscle pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, allergies, or restlessness also benefiting from the adaptive foam and high-quality support.
But is the Puffy Lux Hybrid worth the money?
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is worth the extra money if you want a mattress that will last longer than cheaper mattresses whilst providing exceptional pressure relief and motion isolation that can benefit both single sleepers and couples alike.
The rest of this Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress review looks more closely at the pros, cons, and who is best suited to this type of mattress based on my own experience of sleeping on it and my extensive knowledge of how mattresses tend to feel based on their qualities.
Best alternative: the DreamCloud is the best alternative mattress to the Puffy Lux Hybrid for heavier-weighted sleepers and combination/restless sleepers because it is firmer and more responsive – click here to read my full DreamCloud mattress review.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Review – Side Sleeping Perfection
The Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress is one of my most recommended mattresses here on Bedroom Style Reviews because its qualities and features make it suitable for just about every sleeping position under 230 lbs – with side sleepers and couples being the best candidates due to the pressure-relieving qualities and how quiet the mattress is.
If you want a firmer, more responsive mattress with more bounce that’s ideal for combination sleepers and heavier weighted sleepers (especially stomach and back sleepers) then I recommend the DreamCloud hybrid instead.
Click the button below to get $300 OFF the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress now (limited time offer), or keep reading my review below to learn more.
Specifications – Feels Softer Than Advertised
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is a 12″ hybrid mattress made from polyfoam and memory foam in the top layers, with individually encased pocket coils in the support core – giving it a nice balance between pressure relief and support for all sleeping positions.
Although the Puffy Lux Hybrid is billed as having a ‘medium’ level of firmness, I personally think that this mattress feels softer because the deeper profile and 5″ of adaptive memory foam and polyfoam in the upper comfort layer creates the ‘cloud like’ feeling of melting into the mattress materials.
See the table below for the exact specifications of the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress:
|Materials||Polyfoam, memory foam, springs|
|Firmness||Medium (feels softer)|
|Max weight capacity||350 lbs per side|
|Comfort layer||Memory foam|
|Support core||Pocket coils|
|Sleep trial||101 nights|
- Side sleepers – the adaptive foam in the upper layers is ideal for absorbing the pressure on your hips and shoulders for a more comfortable night’s sleep.
- Front and back sleepers – the coils and foam should provide enough support in the front and back sleeping positions as long as you weigh less than 230 lbs.
- Couples – the individually encased coils and foam means that the Puffy Lux Hybrid doesn’t make any noise and movements are not felt as you move around because the shock waves are absorbed by the materials.
- Lighter-weighted sleepers – the deeper compression conferred by the 5″ of foam in the comfort layers means that lighter-weighted sleepers under 150 lbs can sink more deeply into the materials and move the pressure away from your joints for greater comfort.
- Skinny sleepers – if you have a lower body fat percentage then the soft and adaptive foam will remove the pressure points on the more prominent regions of your body such as your ribs, shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees.
- Sleepers with back pain – the Puffy Lux Hybrid has the capacity to help alleviate back pain in some individuals because the foam adapts to your unique body shape to provide more personalized support and pressure relief.
- Sleepers with sciatica – the adaptive foam in the top layer of the Puffy Lux Hybrid is more adaptive than the upholstered top layer of many regular spring mattresses, which means that if you suffer from sciatica then you may experience less pain when sleeping in the Puffy Lux Hybrid because the pressure points that may be aggravating your pain will be lessened.
- Sleepers with fibromyalgia muscular pain – if you have fibromyalgia or other types of muscle pain then the soft and adaptive foams in the comfort layer can help to dissipate the pressure on your body so that your discomfort is reduced.
- Sleepers with allergies – the foams used in the Puffy Lux Hybrid are free form allergens and chemicals that may otherwise cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation.
- Restless sleepers – the adaptive foam can help to dissipate the pressure points on your body that may be contributing to you tossing and turning at night.
Not Recommended For
- Heavier-weighted sleepers over 230 lbs – if you weigh more than 230 lbs then you may find that you sink too far into the materials. This could especially be a problem if you sleep on your stomach because it may cause your lower back to arch (triggering pain), or if you switch positions often during the night because you may feel trapped in the materials. Instead, I recommend buying the DreamCloud hybrid mattress for heavier-weighted sleepers.
Puffy Lux Hybrid
Design Analysis – 12″ of Adaptive Comfort
The Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress is 12″ thick – with the profile being made up of 5″ of memory foam and polyfoam at the top for pressure relief; with 6.5 inches of pocket coils beneath to keep you in good posture, and 0.5 inches of high-density base foam on the bottom to protect the mattress on your frame of choice.
The image below shows you exactly what the inside of the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress looks like layer-by-layer:
1: Cover – Can Be Removed and Washed
The cover for the Puffy Lux Hybrid is made from polyester and can be zipped off and put in the wash for deep cleaning – the material is also designed to be resistant to stains.
I found the cover to be soft to the touch and easy to remove thanks to the zipper that runs on the underside of it.
The cover is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certified which means that it’s free from harmful chemicals and substances.
2: Comfort Layer – Adaptive Pressure Relief
The comfort layer of the Puffy Lux Hybrid is made from Puffy’s Cooling Cloud and Plush Dual Cloud Foam which is basically a type of slow response memory foam that gives you 3″ of adaptive pressure relief to soothe the pressure points on your body.
3: Transition Layer – Allows You to Move Around More Easily
The transition layer of the Puffy Lux Hybrid is made from 2″ of fast response polyfoam that is designed to support your body, stop you from sinking too far into the materials, and provide some responsiveness so that you can move around in the mattress without getting stuck in the foam.
4: Support Core – Adaptive Support For Better Posture
The support core of the Puffy Lux Hybrid is comprised of 6.5″ of individually encased pocket coils to help support your body better than an all-foam mattress can because the coils respond to your body shape more precisely.
The fact that the coils are wrapped up one-by-one also means that they are silent and dampen movements so that you won’t feel your bed partner move around.
5: Edge Support – Reduces Sinkage
The edge of the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress is reinforced with high-density support foam that’s 3.5″ wide to stop the edge of the bed from sinking in too far when you sit on lie on it.
Comfort Analysis – Suitable For All Sleepers Up to 230 lbs
Front, back, and side sleepers up to 230 lbs will likely feel very comfortable in the Puffy Lux Hybrid.
Whilst heavier weighted sleepers and/or combination sleepers who switch positions often may prefer a firmer spring mattress with more bounce and surface tension to guard against excessive sinkage.
See the table and descriptions below for more details on how comfortable the Puffy Lux Hybrid is likely to be for your sleeping position, body weight, and body type.
|Position/Weight||Under 130 lbs||130 – 230 lbs||Over 230 lbs|
|Front||Ideal||Ideal – soft||Soft|
|Back||Ideal||Ideal – soft||Soft|
|Side||Ideal||Ideal – soft||Soft|
|Combo||Good mobility||Fair mobility||Less mobility|
|Edge||Good Support||Fair support||Less support|
1: Front Sleepers – Good Support Up to 230 lbs
If you sleep mostly on your front or stomach, then the Puffy Lux Hybrid should provide enough support for your hips and spine if you weigh no more than 230 lbs – beyond this and you may find yourself sinking into the foam too far.
Lighter-weighted front sleepers will also benefit from pressure relief on their rib cage and a lessening of discomfort in their shoulder joints due to the compression capacity of the memory foam that changes shape in response to your exact body shape.
I personally found it quite comfortable to sleep on my front in the Puffy Lux Hybrid – something that’s not normally possible for me on firmer spring mattresses.
2: Back Sleepers – Maintains Good Posture
As a back sleeper, you’ll likely be very comfortable in the Puffy Lux Hybrid up to 230 lbs and probably beyond because the springs will provide enough support to keep you in good posture whilst the memory foam will adapt to the shape of your body to alleviate pressure on your spine, hips, and shoulder blades.
I personally find that sleeping on my back is one of the most comfortable positions in the Puffy Lux Hybrid because it feels like I sink in just enough to take away the pressure on my body, but not so far that I end up in bad posture.
3: Side Sleepers – No Shoulder Pain
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is perfect if you’re a side sleeper under 230 lbs because the 5 inches of foam in the comfort layer allows your shoulders to sink in so that you don’t experience pain and discomfort as you might do on a firmer spring mattress.
I have very bad shoulders that are exceptionally painful after boxing and the gym, but I’m still able to sleep on my side in the Puffy Lux Hybrid – something that’s not always possible on a spring mattress due to the compression forces that make my rotator cuff muscles hurt.
4: Combo Sleepers – Fair Mobility Up to 230 lbs
If you tend to switch positions often during the night, then this shouldn’t be too much of a problem as long as you weigh less than 230 lbs because the springs do provide some feedback, but this may become harder once you go beyond the 230 lbs mark.
I tend to be quite a restless sleeper, but I’ve found myself tossing and turning less in the Puffy Lux Hybrid because the memory foam softens the pressure points on my body so that I don’t keep waking up in pain and having to switch positions.
5: Edge Sleepers – Fair Support
If you tend to sleep closer to the edge of the bed, then the reinforced foam in the edges of the Puffy Lux Hybrid does a reasonable job of keeping you well supported to stop the feeling of ‘roll-off’ as long as you weigh less than 230 lbs.
Personally, I tend to sleep closer to the center of the bed so edge support isn’t a huge factor for me.
6: Couples – Excellent Motion Isolation and Very Quiet
If you sleep as a couple, then you’ll find that it’s very difficult to wake your partner up by turning over because the foam and individually wrapped springs do such a good job of absorbing the shock waves.
I personally find the Puffy Lux Hybrid to be a silent mattress – I can’t hear the springs when either me or my bed partner turn over.
7: Pressure Relief – Outstanding for Lighter Weighted Sleepers
The adaptive nature of the memory foam means that lighter-weighted sleepers under 150 lbs can sink more deeply into the materials to get better pressure relief in your joints because your body weight will be distributed more evenly across the surface of the mattress.
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is also an excellent choice if you have a lower body fat percentage because the foam will soothe the pressure points on the more angular regions of your body for deeper comfort.
Those with an average or more athletic body type will also experience the same benefits, whilst those with a softer body type will feel the materials adhere to your body more closely for a snug sleeping experience.
|Slight build||Excellent pressure relief.|
|Average build||Excellent pressure relief.|
|Soft build||Hugs the body closely.|
|Athletic build||Excellent pressure relief.|
As listed below, the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress has many benefits, but the pressure relief is the stand-out feature that will benefit all sleeper types (side sleepers in particular).
More details below:
1: Exceptional Pressure Relief in All Sleeping Positions
The main selling point of the Puffy Lux Hybrid is the outstanding pressure relief provided by the 5 inches of adaptive memory foam and polyfoam in the upper comfort layers.
This is especially beneficial for side sleepers because your shoulders and hips can sink more deeply into the materials to dissipate the pressure in these regions that typically become uncomfortable when sleeping on a firmer mattress.
However, this pressure relief can also benefit you in the front and back sleeping positions because pressure points on the more prominent regions of your body like your rib cage, spine, shoulders, hips, and knees will be reduced.
2: Minimal Breaking In Period
I personally found it very easy to get used to the feeling of sleeping in the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress
Because although I was quite surprised at just how far I sunk into the materials compared to the cheap 6-inch coil mattress that I was sleeping on before, I didn’t experience any back pain or muscular discomfort during the transition.
And after a few nights, I arrived at the conclusion that I much prefer how my shoulders feel when sleeping on my side in the Puffy Lux Hybrid because there’s not the same degree of push-back that often causes discomfort in my shoulders when sleeping on a firmer spring mattress.
But in the event that you don’t like how the Puffy Lux Hybrid feels, you can always send it back under the terms of Puffy’s 101-night sleep trial.
3: Soft But Doesn’t Sag
Because the Puffy Lux Hybrid allows you to sink more deeply into the materials, I was initially worried that this would lead to sagging, indents, and/or body impressions.
But after nearly 60 nights of continuous use, I cannot see any changes to the integrity of the materials – the surface of the mattress always springs back to its original shape and looks ‘even’ all the way across.
4: Reaches Full Expansion Quickly
I unpacked my Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress a few days after it arrived and it expanded to full working capacity within just a few minutes.
There was NO need for me to apply these techniques for making a memory foam mattress expand due to incomplete inflation.
5: Good Postural Support Despite the Softness
Even though I sink more deeply into the Puffy Lux Hybrid than my old spring mattress, at no point do I ever feel that I’m lying in bad posture – even when I sleep on my stomach (a position that I’d previously given up on due to shoulder pain, but is now possible again in the Puffy Lux Hybrid).
I think that the Puffy Lux Hybrid should provide enough support in any sleeping position up to the 230 lbs mark, although front sleepers should take the most care.
6: Ideal For Couples
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is silent and absorbs movements very well – making it ideal for couples because you won’t feel each other moving around during the night or hear any noise when you sit on the bed.
Me and my bed partner haven’t woken each other up at all in the Puffy Lux Hybrid since we have been sleeping in it and there’s no noise at all when we move around.
7: Minimal Chance of An Allergic Reaction
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is highly unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction when you lie on it because the foams are CertiPUR-US® certified – which means that they are free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde that may otherwise cause reactions in some individuals.
I suffer from hay fever and I am very sensitive to dust – but I’ve not had any issues with my nose running, itchy skin, or any other symptoms whilst sleeping in the Puffy Lux Hybrid.
8: May Help to Ease Back Pain and Muscular Discomfort
The adaptive nature of the foams used in the Puffy Lux Hybrid means that it could help to alleviate back pain in some individuals – especially if the pain is due to pressure points caused by a mattress that’s too firm and unforgiving.
The pressure-relieving qualities of the foam may also reduce pressure on other parts of your body and get rid of muscular aches and pains.
I have very painful shoulders and I can honestly say that since sleeping in the Puffy Lux Hybrid, not only can I sleep on my side again, but the pain in my shoulders has lessened at night.
9: No Smell
When I unboxed the Puffy Lux Hybrid, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was no chemical smell at all.
Normally, the ‘off-gassing’ effect – where particles trapped during manufacturing escape into the atmosphere and cause an unpleasant odor – is a real issue with many cheaper memory foam mattresses that come in a compressed box.
10: Sleeps Cooler Than Other Memory Foam Mattresses
Although the Puffy Lux Hybrid contains memory foam, it sleeps much cooler than other types of memory foam mattresses because the coils and breathable cover allows for better airflow.
I tend to sleep warm and sweat a lot at night, but I didn’t feel too warm in the Puffy Lux Hybrid at all.
11: Excellent Warranty and Sleep Trial
The Puffy Lux Hybrid comes with a 101-night sleep trial which means that you can return it in the 14-101 night period for a refund.
The lifetime warranty also means that qualifying defects will be repaired for as long as you’re the original owner of the mattress.
The main thing to consider with the Puffy Lux Hybrid is that heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs will likely sink a bit too far into the materials and may need a firmer or more responsive mattress.
More details below:
1: Heavier Weighted Sleepers Over 230 lbs May Need More Support
If you weigh more than 230 lbs then you may find that you sink too far into the materials of the Puffy Lux Hybrid.
This might not be so much of an issue if you sleep on you back but you may experience discomfort if you sleep on your front due to your lower back arching.
2: Combination Sleepers Over 230 lbs May Need a Firmer Mattress
If you weigh more than 230 lbs and you switch positions often during the night, then you may find it quite difficult to move around easily due to how far the foam lets you sink into the materials.
In which case, you may prefer a firmer spring mattress with a more responsive comfort layer that’s made from latex foam or has a regular upholstered top layer – the DreamCloud Hybrid is my top recommendation.
Below are my own personal ratings for the key performance areas of the Puffy Lux Hybrid based on my own experience of sleeping on the mattress:
|Overall support||Very good|
|Allergy control||Very good|
|Pain relief||Very good|
|Price v value||Good value for money|
|Best sleeping positions||Side and back|
|Worst sleeping positions||Front (over 230 lbs)|
The Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress can be purchased in all of the major US sizes from twin up to California king, the table below lists the exact dimensions:
|Twin||39″ x 75″ x 12″|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″ x 12″|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 12″|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 12″|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 12″|
|Cal King||72″ x 84″ x 12″|
The Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress costs between $1445 and $1995 depending on the size when discounts aren’t factored in.
Best Alternative – The DreamCloud Hybrid
The best alternative mattress to the Puffy Lux Hybrid that I have personally tried is the DreamCloud hybrid because it is firmer and more responsive – making it a better choice for heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs (especially if you sleep on your front) as well as combination sleepers.
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Dan is the founder and head content creator at Bedroom Style Reviews.
He has been working as a professional online product reviewer since 2015 and was inspired to start this website when he ended up sleeping on a memory foam mattress that was too soft and gave him backache.
Through in-depth research and analysis, Dan’s goal with this website is to help others avoid such pitfalls by creating the best online resource for helping you find your ideal mattress, bedding, and bedroom furniture.
Dan is a qualified NVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor with 6 years’ experience helping clients improve their health through diet, exercise, and proper sleep hygiene.
He also holds several college and university-level qualifications in health sciences, psychology, mathematics, art, and digital media creation – which helps him to publish well researched and informative product reviews as well as articles on sleep, health, wellbeing, and home decor.
Dan also has direct personal experience with insomnia, anxiety, misophonia (hypersensitivity to sounds), and pain from both acute and long-standing sporting injuries – he enjoys writing insightful articles around these subjects to help fellow sufferers of such conditions.
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