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Vaya Hybrid Mattress Review

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Disclosure by Kristina Hindes: The Vaya Hybrid mattress was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, all opinions expressed in this article are my own and based on my personal experience with the mattress.

Bringing over 9 years of experience in clinical health services, Certified Sleep Coach Kristina Hindes utilizes her expertise from diverse healthcare settings to offer insightful analysis of mattresses. Currently serving as Associate Manager at Aetna Better Health, overseeing 20 case managers, Kristina’s background in Medicare regulations and patient-centered care informs her evaluation of the Vaya Hybrid Mattress.

Previously, as Director of Social Services, Kristina focused on holistic care, bringing her well-rounded perspective to assess the Vaya’s offerings. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work and psychology credentials, her review provides an authoritative viewpoint.

Kristina highlights the Vaya Hybrid’s unique features, blending comfort, support, and cooling at an affordable price point. She explores how the hybrid construction, featuring a buoyant pocketed coil layer and responsive proprietary foams, impacts sleep quality.

Offering pros, cons, and detailed ratings, Kristina assigns an overall score of 8/10, aiding readers in determining if the Vaya Hybrid suits their needs and budget. Expect scientifically-informed analysis and an insider’s perspective on this quality hybrid mattress.

Having tested numerous mattresses throughout my career as a certified sleep coach, I’m always on the lookout for high-quality yet affordable options for my audience. It’s often challenging to find a balance between better materials, comfort, and affordability, with many dream beds priced beyond reach.

However, after personally trying out the Vaya Hybrid, I’m genuinely impressed by its thoughtful design, pressure-relieving comfort, and outstanding value. Priced at under $900 for a queen size, this mattress proves that quality doesn’t have to break the bank.

In the video above, I showcase the mattress in action and share my insights, or you can continue reading to explore each aspect of the Vaya Hybrid in detail.

FAST FACTS
  • Impeccable Construction for Comfort and Support: From the sturdy support foam base to the dynamic pocketed coil layer, each component of the Vaya Hybrid works together to provide durability, contouring support, and pressure relief. The mattress’s plush Euro quilted cotton layer and lightweight breathable cover further enhance airflow.
  • Versatility Across Sleeping Positions: With its medium firmness level, the Vaya Hybrid accommodates all sleeping positions, including back, side, stomach, and combination sleepers. Its responsive Vaya Foam conforms closely without causing a “stuck” feeling, facilitating easy movement during sleep and catering to the needs of different sleepers.
  • Excellent Response Time and Edge Support: The Vaya Hybrid mattress exhibits exceptional responsiveness, promptly adjusting to changes in pressure and movement. Its bouncy coil system ensures quick adaptation without causing discomfort. Additionally, the mattress provides excellent edge support, with reinforced sides that offer stability and prevent sinking.

Best Mattress Overall:

Vaya Hybrid

Vaya Hybrid
  • Price Range: See Price
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Mattress Thickness: 14 Inches
  • Mattress Firmness: 5 to 6 out of 10 (Medium)
  • Available In: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

Warranty

10 Years

Sleep Trial

100 Nights

Shipping

Free

Mattress Highlights
  • Cotton cushion for pillowy surface
  • Responsive comfort foam top
  • Individually wrapped spring support
Recommended For
  • Side and combination sleepers
  • Hot sleepers
  • Couples sharing a mattress

Our Review Process: Each mattress we review undergoes a rigorous evaluation process. We assess comfort, support, cooling, and durability through both subjective experiences and objective tests.

Criteria include pressure relief, spine alignment, mattress responsiveness, motion transfer, edge support, and temperature regulation. This comprehensive approach ensures our reviews are thorough and unbiased.

I. Mattress Layers, Materials and Construction

The quality of materials and how they come together to provide comfort and support is crucial in any mattress. Examining construction is therefore the top priority in my mattress reviews.

Settling into the Vaya Hybrid for the first time is like sinking into a cloud – the plush Euro top gently cradles your body, while the responsive foams and coils below conform to your curves and alleviate pressure points.

As you shift positions throughout the night, the mattress adapts seamlessly, providing consistent support and comfort without any uncomfortable sinking or sagging. The breathable cotton and open-cell foams keep you cool and dry, even on warm summer nights, ensuring a deeply restful and rejuvenating sleep experience.

Support Foam

Starting from the base up, there’s a sturdy yet responsive support foam layer that forms a durable foundation designed to withstand years of use without sagging or indentations. This high-density base foam provides reinforcement for the coils above and maintains the mattress’ shape long-term.

Coil Support

Next comes the dynamic pocketed coil layer containing hundreds of individually-wrapped coils for contouring support. This spring system brings bounce and breathability while also cushioning pressure points to alleviate aches and pains.

The pocketed coils adapt to your body’s natural curves rather than pushing back against them like some firm mattresses. They also minimize motion transfer better compared to interconnected Bonnell or offset coils.

Comfort Foam

Above the pocketed coils lies a responsive pressure foam layer. This proprietary Vaya Foam conforms closely to offer superior pressure relief without causing you to feel “stuck” in the mattress.

Many memory foams make changing positions during sleep difficult because they slowly regain their shape – not an issue with the more responsive Vaya Foam. Its advanced open-cell structure also allows enhanced breathability.

Cotton

Nearing the top is an extra plush 2-inch Euro quilted cotton layer providing welcome softness and airflow. Quilting stitches secure the cotton upholstery in place while allowing it to maintain its cushiony loft. Cotton naturally wicks moisture to help hot sleepers stay cool and comfortable.

Mattress Cover

Finally, the whole mattress is encased in Vaya’s lightweight breathable cover. This soft cover enhances airflow and regulates temperature for a cooler sleep surface. Its thin, flexible fabric also permits close conformity and pressure relief. The cover’s four-way stretch allows it to move with any adjustments you make during sleep.

II. Sleeping Positions

With its foam and coil construction, the Vaya Hybrid works well for all sleeping positions – back, side, stomach and combo sleepers who change positions.

“The Vaya Hybrid Mattress promotes a healthy spinal alignment, regardless of your sleeping style, and is a great option for anyone diagnosed with spinal stenosis who is looking to reduce pain and improve their overall quality of sleep,” says Dr. Jordan Burns.

Back Sleepers

The Vaya Hybrid provides excellent support for back sleepers, maintaining a healthy spinal alignment. The combination of foam and coils offers the necessary firmness to prevent excessive sinking, while still providing comfort and pressure relief as a mattress for back sleeping.

This balance ensures that the spine remains in a neutral position, reducing the risk of back pain and discomfort.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers require a mattress that can contour to their body’s curves, particularly at the shoulders and hips. The Vaya Hybrid’s foam layers effectively cushion these pressure points, establishing a mattress for side sleepers to rest comfortably without experiencing pain or numbness. The mattress’s give helps to keep the spine properly aligned, which is crucial for side sleepers.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers generally prefer a firmer mattress to prevent their hips from sinking too deeply, which can lead to lower back strain. Although the Vaya Hybrid may not be as firm as some stomach sleepers desire, it still offers adequate support to maintain a neutral spine position.

The coil layer provides the necessary pushback as a mattress for stomach sleeping to keep the hips and abdomen from sinking excessively.

Combination Sleepers

Combination sleepers, who change positions throughout the night, benefit from a mattress that can adapt quickly to their movements. The Vaya Hybrid’s medium firmness  hits s sweet spot, neither too soft or too firm, and the responsive coil layer make it an excellent mattress for combination sleepers.

The quilted cotton layer provides a plush feel without causing a “stuck” sensation, allowing combination sleepers to move freely and find their most comfortable position.

III. Response Time

Mattress responsiveness refers to how quickly and effectively a mattress adjusts to changes in pressure and movement. It ensures that the mattress contours to your body’s movements and provides the appropriate level of support in various sleeping positions. Responsiveness is key for those of us who change positions a lot overnight or need a mattress for pressure points.

A responsive mattress alleviates pressure points by evenly distributing your body weight, ensuring that no single area bears excessive pressure. This distribution helps prevent discomfort and reduces the likelihood of developing pressure sores.

Additionally, by adapting to the natural curves of your body, a responsive mattress promotes proper spinal alignment. This alignment ensures that your spine maintains its natural curvature while you sleep, reducing the risk of back pain and stiffness.

The Vaya Hybrid earns top marks here thanks to its bouncy coil system. Dropping 10-pound weights onto the mattress shows how it springs back immediately. I give response time a 9 out of 10 – extremely responsive but not quite as bouncy as some latex mattresses I’ve tried. Still, combination sleepers will have no problem changing positions.

IV. Motion Transfer and Edge Support

For couples, motion transfer is an important consideration – you don’t want to disturb your partner if you toss and turn at night. My tests revealed slight motion transfer across the Vaya Hybrid. When I plopped down on one side of the bed and rolled about, items on the other side of the mattress shook a little.

For a mattress with motion isolation I rate it a 7 out of 10. Not the best I’ve seen, but still quite good for a hybrid mattress.

The pocketed coil system does an admirable job minimizing motion transfer compared to interconnected coil systems. Each coil is individually wrapped which helps deaden cross-mattress motion.

The top foam layers also absorb some of the impact and disturbance. While you may feel your partner shifting positions during the night, it’s unlikely their movements will jolt you awake. It’s a perfectly fine mattress for couples in this area.

Where the Vaya truly excels is mattress edge support. I felt perfectly secure sitting along the perimeter – it earns a 10 out of 10. With reinforced sides, you’ll never feel like you’re going to slide off or be ejected even when resting right on the edge. This makes the Vaya great for couples who like to spread out at night. It also makes getting in and out of bed easier for anyone with limited mobility.

V. Cooling and Breathability

Sleeping cool is a priority for many, including hot sleepers like me. The Vaya aims to please here, too. Its lightweight breathable cover and ventilated interior allow ample airflow. The plush cotton layer also naturally wicks away heat and moisture.

After testing I’m confident this cooling mattress will keep you cool and comfortable, giving it an 8 out of 10 for breathability. This is a satisfactory score for most sleepers, though I will note that other mattresses I’ve reviewed have scored a 9 or even a 10 out of 10. Top cooling mattresses include:

Mattresses that achieved a perfect cooling score in my tests are more expensive than the Vaya Hybrid. But for shoppers who are in notably warm climates or tend to sleep hot, the extra expense can be worth a good night’s sleep.

The cover is super thin and flexible which is ideal for optimizing cooling. Thicker, denser covers can trap body heat. Vaya’s minimalist stretchy cover lets air circulate freely.

The open-cell structure of the proprietary Vaya Foam also encourages excellent ventilation. Rather than dense memory foam which can cause you to sweat, these airy foams stay temperature-neutral.

The pocketed coil system further enhances breathability by creating space for airflow from multiple directions. This allows rising body heat to dissipate better than in closed-cell foam designs.

While the Vaya Hybrid may not be as outright chilly as beds with special cooling covers, it won’t cause you to overheat either. Expect a consistently comfortable temperature for sleep all night long for better quality rest.

VI. Durability and Longevity

Finding a durable, long-lasting mattress that won’t sag eliminates the need to replace it soon. Made in the USA using quality materials, the Vaya Hybrid appears sturdy enough to last over a decade. Vaya provides a 10-year warranty as further assurance this hybrid will deliver lasting comfort and support.

Starting with the base, the high-density support foam is designed to resist sagging and indentations over time. This layer essentially acts as a shock absorber for the coils, preventing them from causing compression over years of use. The coils themselves are made from resilient tempered steel able to retain their responsiveness for a very long while. Higher-gauge coils tend to lose their rebound factor quicker.

Up top, the proprietary Vaya Foam has an open-cell structure that helps it snap back into shape rapidly after being compressed. Lower-quality memory foams tend to develop body impressions and sagging more readily – something not found in the Vaya’s aerated comfort layers. The stitching in the plush cotton quilted layer also helps secure its loft long-term.

All in all, this feels like a well-engineered, durable mattress built to provide durable comfort night after night. The 10-year warranty covers indentations over 1 inch deep, giving me confidence in its lifespan. Unless abused or standard mattress care is ignored, I expect owners to get at least 8 to 10 years of service from the Vaya Hybrid.

VII. Potential Drawbacks

While the Vaya Hybrid suits most sleepers, it isn’t perfect for everyone. If you prefer an ultra plush feel, this medium mattress may feel too firm for you. For example, stomach sleepers often require extra firm support so could find it inadequately supportive.

Similarly, while I do think the balanced feel of the Vaya Hybrid will appeal to most couples, there are some who may want a different feel or even the specialization of a dual firmness mattress. The Nest Bedding Sparrow Hybrid, which I’ve reviewed and given top marks, lets shoppers set up an internal split firmness for a king size mattress.

Because it is a hybrid with coils, strict all-foam mattress fans should look elsewhere. I’ve reviewed a number of mattresses that fit this description that I would recommend, including the original Vaya foam mattress. Others would include:

Similarly, while Vaya strives to offer a mattress free of harmful materials (for example, every model they offer is a mattress without fiberglass) some may still prefer the eco-friendly appeal of latex or latex hybrids. I’ve also reviewed a number of those and would recommend them to anyone who prefers the feel and production of latex foam:

Finally, with its 14-inch profile the Vaya is quite tall when it comes to mattress thicknesses. So sleepers wanting a thinner, low-profile model should consider other options.

VIII. Trial Period, Warranty, Pricing and Sizes

Vaya mattresses ship free right to your door compressed in a box for easy setup. Returns are hassle-free during the 100-night trial period, unlike many competitors who deduct fees or impose restocking penalties. Their 10-year warranty also surpasses industry standards, promising to address indentations or defects at no extra cost, including shipping.

When it comes to price, I found the Vaya Hybrid priced lower than similar 14-inch hybrid competitors and even some thinner hybrid mattress models, which is nice to see. I know from firsthand experience how families need to carefully budget when it comes to the essentials and appreciated extras in life, and a mattress under $1000 can be a key part of keeping the household budget balanced.

With prices starting just above $500 for a twin and reaching a little over $1000 for king sizes, Vaya offers affordability without compromising quality. Meanwhile, many hybrid mattresses from competing mattress brands are between $1000 for $1500 for a queen size mattress.

Monthly payment plans are also offered with 0% APR financing. With Vaya’s offered plans, you can split the costs over time interest-free. There are also recurring sales during the year’s big days where you can save significantly:

Overall, Vaya’s exceptional quality-to-cost ratio earns it a top value score from me.

Vaya Hybrid Mattress Prices by Size

Vaya Hybrid SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin Size38 inches wide by 74 inches long by 12 inches tall$549
Twin XL Size38 inches wide by 80 inches long by 12 inches tall$649
Full Size54 inches wide by 75 inches long by 12 inches tall$699
Queen Size60 inches wide by 80 inches long by 12 inches tall$799
King Size76 inches wide by 80 inches long by 12 inches tall$1099
California King Size72 inches wide by 84 inches long by 12 inches tall$1099
Split King SizeTwo mattresses 38 inches wide by 74 inches long by 12 inches tall$1298

IX. Customer Reviews

I know that just because I like a mattress doesn’t mean that others will, too, so I always strive to supplement my observations with customer reviews. The Vaya Hybrid has an above-average rating of 4.3 stars.

From my readings, people love how it relieves pressure, reduces motion transfer, and stays cool, all at a great price. With mostly positive feedback, Vaya buyers seem very pleased overall.

For example, Lisa S. describes the Vaya Hybrid as the best bed she’s ever had. Lisa notes that her previous mattress caused discomfort and pressure points, contrasting with the instant comfort she experienced with the Vaya Hybrid her first night.

Another reviewer, Tyler P., similarly calls it as the most comfortable mattress he has owned. He highlights its perfect fit with his sheets and the fantastic comfort it offers, noting improved sleep since its arrival.

X. Environmental Impact

In today’s shopping landscape, more people are thinking about the environment when they buy mattresses. And you don’t even need to choose an organic or natural mattress to make a difference. Some brands are using eco-friendly materials and shipping methods to reduce waste and their carbon footprints.

That is why eco-conscious consumers can rest easy on the Vaya Hybrid – its foams are CertiPUR-US certified meaning no ozone-depleting chemicals were used. They’re also free of heavy metals and other nasty components. Vaya prioritizes using such responsibly sourced materials in their mattresses, promoting healthier indoor air quality and reducing their environmental impact.

Vaya also uses eco-friendly materials when possible, such as the cotton in its Euro top surface. This shows the mattress brand’s commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly mattresses.

The Vaya Hybrid also contains zero fiberglass, unlike some competitors who use the cheap material to achieve a lower mattress price. A fiberglass-free mattress is an important advantage for those with health sensitivities or who imply want to avoid the possibility of cleaning up mattress fiberglass.

XI. Maintenance and Care

An affordable yet well-crafted mattress doesn’t mean you should skimp on investing regular care into its upkeep. Caring properly for your new Vaya Hybrid helps ensure it lasts a very long time and that you make the most of your initial investment.

I suggest using a waterproof mattress protector from day one to defend against spills, stains, and everyday wear and tear. They also provide a barrier against allergens like dust mites, mold, and pet dander, promoting a cleaner and healthier sleeping environment.

Compared to the price of replacing a mattress, a mattress protector is a bargain.

For any stains that do occur, spot clean the mattress gently using soap and water. And remember to wash sheets frequently for optimal cleanliness and mattress life. For maximum freshness, I try to wash my sheets once a week.

Rotate your mattress head-to-toe every 6 months or so to minimize wear and tear in any one spot. Unlike some mattress brands, Vaya says you should NOT flip their mattress – just leave the cool comfort layer facing upwards.

XII. Final Verdict

Overall I rate the well-constructed Vaya Hybrid mattress an 8 out of 10. Losing a few points for its moderate motion transfer, I optimize my score based on what I value most – pressure relief, cooling, support and overall comfort. The Vaya Hybrid checks all those boxes.

Side sleepers should consider it especially, along with hot sleepers or anyone seeking quality materials and an affordable mattress without busting their budget. If you want exceptional comfort and value in your new mattress, put the Vaya Hybrid at the top of your list.

Final Score Tally

Mattress FeatureScore
Response Time10 out of 10
Motion Isolation7 out of 10
Edge Support10 out of 10
Cooling and Breathability10 out of 10
Final Verdict8 out of 10

XIII. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Vaya Hybrid suitable for all sleeping positions?

Yes, the Vaya Hybrid accommodates all sleeping positions well due to its medium firmness level and responsive design. The combination of pressure-relieving foams and supportive coils provides a balanced feel that suits side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers.

However, some stomach sleepers may prefer a slightly firmer mattress for optimal support.

How does the Vaya Hybrid help with temperature regulation?

The Vaya Hybrid incorporates several features to promote a cool and comfortable sleep experience. The breathable cover, open-cell foam structure, and pocketed coil system all work together to enhance airflow and dissipate body heat.

Additionally, the moisture-wicking cotton layer helps prevent overheating during the night.

Is the Vaya Hybrid a good choice for couples?

The Vaya Hybrid offers several benefits for couples, including excellent edge support and decent motion isolation. The reinforced perimeter allows couples to utilize the entire mattress surface without feeling like they might roll off.

While there is some motion transfer, the pocketed coils and foam layers help minimize disturbances from a partner’s movements.

How long can I expect the Vaya Hybrid to last?

The Vaya Hybrid is constructed using high-quality, durable materials designed to provide long-lasting comfort and support. The high-density base foam, resilient coils, and open-cell foams all contribute to the mattress’s longevity.

With proper care and maintenance, you can expect the Vaya Hybrid to last at least 8 to 10 years.

How does the Vaya Hybrid compare to other hybrid mattresses?

Yes, the Vaya Hybrid offers excellent value for its quality and features. Priced lower than many competing 14-inch hybrid models, the Vaya Hybrid delivers a comfortable and supportive sleep experience without breaking the bank. Vaya also offers 0% APR financing options and generous trial and warranty policies.

Are there any disadvantages to the Vaya Hybrid?

While the Vaya Hybrid suits most sleepers, it may not be ideal for those seeking an ultra-plush or extra-firm feel. Stomach sleepers, in particular, may require a firmer mattress for optimal support.

Additionally, the 14-inch profile might be too tall for some preferences, and strict all-foam mattress fans may prefer a different option.

Is the Vaya Hybrid an eco-friendly choice?

The Vaya Hybrid incorporates several eco-friendly features, such as CertiPUR-US certified foams that are free from harmful chemicals and heavy metals. The mattress also contains responsibly sourced materials like cotton, promoting healthier indoor air quality.

Furthermore, the Vaya Hybrid is fiberglass-free, making it a safer choice for health-conscious consumers.

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As a dedicated mother of two, Kristina places a high value on holistic health and the well-being of her family. She understands the significance of maintaining hormonal balance and cherishes the essential role of sleep in optimizing overall health. In her leisure time, she indulges her love for the outdoors through hiking, fostering a deep connection with nature, and expresses her creativity through various forms of art. Her life is a vibrant canvas, adorned with wellness and inspiration.

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