Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress Review
Early Bird is one of the brands of Corsicana, a Texas-based mattress company. Corsicana is committed to improving sleep quality for all consumers by producing high-quality, affordable mattresses.
Taking customer feedback into account, the company has reengineered its entire process of creating mattresses. Through five brands including Early Bird, the Corsicana offers a wide range of mattresses made with state-of-the-art technologies and excellent craftsmanship, ensuring that they’ll last through years of wear and tear.
Early Bird is focused on making the most comfortable mattresses and helping people wake up refreshed and inspired. The brand uses the latest innovations in its mattresses, using ultra-breathable foam, innovative fabric covers, and cooling gel infusions. Early Bird offers hybrid and memory foam mattresses in 8, 10, and 12 inches.
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress is the thickest of the brand’s hybrid mattresses. This mattress combines high-airflow cooling foam, gel-infused memory foam, and ultra-responsive coils to give you the perfect mix of conforming comfort and consistent support.
Material and Construction
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress is a well-made mattress that features foam materials and innerspring coils. This combination of materials allows the mattress to not only give you a soft sleeping surface but also a bouncy, responsive feel.
This Early Bird mattress features 4 layers of material under its cover. The mattress actually features two comfort layers: a layer of cooling foam that promotes airflow, and, under that, a layer of flexible memory foam infused with cooling gel. Together, these foam layers give the mattress a soft, plush surface.
Under these comfort layers are the mattress’ support layers. The support core comprises hundreds of pocketed innerspring coils, which are designed to provide customized support. At the bottom of the mattress is a layer of high-density support and comfort. All these layers make for a mattress that’s both comfortable and supportive.
The first layer of this Early Bird hybrid mattress is a layer of high-airflow cooling foam. This foam material has a structure that’s made of open cells. With this open-cell structure, the cooling foam facilitates improved airflow throughout the mattress, which helps keep you cool as you sleep. The open-cell structure also gives the foam material some flexibility. The foam gives the mattress a softer, more flexible surface, so it yields to pressure from your body as you lie in bed.
Under the layer of high-airflow cooling foam is a layer of CoolingGel memory foam. This is the main comfort layer of this Early Bird hybrid mattress. This mattress has a medium-plush feel, so you can count on the memory foam to have a low to medium-density rating. The lower density rating means that the memory foam contains less material per cubic foot and has more cells in its interior.
Low-density memory foam has larger cells, so it has a softer feel and it’s more flexible compared to high-density memory foam. The lower density of the memory foam also allows the material to spring back more quickly, which makes it more responsive.
Aside from being responsive and flexible, the CoolingGel memory foam layer on this Early Bird mattress also includes an infusion of cooling gel. This infusion of cooling gel is designed to draw heat away from the body, making it easier to reach the ideal sleeping temperature. When the body reaches this temperature, deep sleep is more easily achieved and sustained. This ensures high-quality, undisturbed sleep.
Under these comfort layers are the Early Bird mattress’ support layers. The mattress’ main support core features a layer of innerspring coils. These coils are part of the Early Bird’s unique IsoCore Support System with Edge Zoning. The layer comprises hundreds of coils to provide sufficient support; the queen-size Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress, for instance, has a coil count of more than 650.
Each coil is individually pocketed, which helps reduce noise in bed and also improves the mattress’ ability to provide customized comfort. The mattress’ Edge Zoning technology also places firmer, higher-gauge coils at the edges of the mattress. This way, the mattress remains supportive all the way to its edges. This is great for people who want to take advantage of the mattress’ surface area.
The mattress’ IsoCore Support System with Edge Zoning has its own support layer, which is a layer of high-density foam. The bottom layer of high-density foam is well-made, and it’s firm enough to support the weight of the metal innerspring coils. This last layer of foam helps ensure the longevity of the innerspring coils and ensures that the coils will provide consistent performance.
All these layers are wrapped in a specialized Tex-Cel fabric. Tex-Cel is custom-milled for the Early Bird brand. The mattress’ cover is designed to draw heat and moisture away from the sleeper’s body. The cover works together with the comfort layers to circulate fresh air through the mattress and help individuals achieve the ideal sleeping temperature.
With all these layers, this Early Bird hybrid mattress is 12 inches thick. It’s one of the thickest mattresses you’ll find on the market today. The mattress’ thickness improves its longevity against wear and tear and helps extend the mattress’ lifespan.
This Early Bird hybrid mattress is also an eco-friendly mattress. The mattress’ cover and foam layers don’t contain any harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde. The mattress is also guaranteed to have low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions. This means the mattress is completely safe to use.
For added convenience, the Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a compact box. This makes the mattress easier to unpack and set up on a bed base or foundation. The Early Bird hybrid mattress may need 24 to 48 hours to fully expand and air out.
|Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||10 years warranty|
|Type:||Hybrid (memory foam and pocketed coils)|
|Ideal for:||Hot sleepers, people who want a medium plush mattress, all sleeping positions|
|Sizes available:||Twin 75″ L x 39″ W x 12″ H|
Twin XL 80″ L x 39″ W x 12″ H
Full 75″ L x 54″ W x 12″ H
Queen 80″ L x 60″ W x 12″ H
King 80″ L x 76″ W x 12″ H
California King 84″ L x 72″ W x 12″ H
|Quality of Materials:||Premium materials, eco-friendly foam layers|
|Differentiators:||Tex-Cel fabric cover milled exclusively for Early Bird, multiple foam layers|
|Comparable Mattresses:||Sweetnight 8-Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress|
Linenspa 8-Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress
Weekender 10-Inch Hybrid Mattress
Signature Sleep 12-Inch Hybrid Cool Gel Mattress
Comfort and Ergonomics
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress offers plenty of features that provide conforming pressure relief and consistent support. This hybrid mattress contains various foam materials and innerspring coils, so you’ll get the perfect balance of sink and bounce.
What’s great about this Early Bird mattress is that it has more than one comfort layer. This mattress actually contains two comfort layers: a layer of High AirFlow Cooling Foam and a layer of CoolingGel Memory Foam. These dual layers go a long way in providing conforming comfort, especially in helping keep you cool in bed.
The first comfort layer of foam material is designed to be highly breathable. The layer of High AirFlow Cooling Foam encourages additional airflow throughout the mattress, so you can stay dry and cool in bed. The foam material improves airflow through its internal structure of holes, which facilitate better air circulation throughout the mattress’ layers. The foam layer also helps wick away moisture and heat, which comes in handy since memory foam can feel a little hot to some sleepers.
The cooling effect of this Early Bird hybrid mattress is improved by the mattress’ second comfort layer of CoolingGel Memory Foam. This memory foam layer has an infusion of cooling gel, which also helps regulate your temperature as you sleep. This way, you’ll find it easier to cool down and reach the ideal sleeping temperature. Once your body reaches this temperature, you’ll find it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. This means, you can get deep, uninterrupted sleep each night.
Sleep experts also say that memory foam with gel infusion – like the CoolingGel Memory Foam – have more efficient cooling properties compared to memory foam material with cooling gel beads. Unlike infusions of cooling gel, gel beads absorb and warm up to your body’s temperature and then stop drawing heat away.
All these cooling features are complemented by the cover on this Early Bird mattress. The mattress comes with a cover made from Tex-Cel fabric. Tex-Cel fabric is milled especially for Early Bird mattresses. The Tex-Cel cover is designed to help regulate your temperature by wicking away moisture from your body. The cover is also highly breathable, so it encourages the circulation of fresh air through the mattress. All these features help keep you cool and dry in bed, so you can sleep more peacefully.
The foam layers on this Early Bird hybrid mattress provide more than just efficient cooling. These layers also give your body the pressure relief it needs. This mattress has a medium-plush feel, so its memory foam layer has a low to medium density rating. This means the memory foam yields to pressure more easily, quickly adjusting to accommodate your body’s shape.
Your bones and joints sink into the memory foam and you won’t feel any resistance from the material, so your body doesn’t feel its own weight against the mattress’ surface. By accommodating your body’s shape, the memory foam layer also avoids putting additional pressure on your body. This is an excellent benefit for people who suffer from chronic pain conditions, like arthritis.
Another great feature of memory foam is its ability to keep your spine in proper alignment. Proper spine alignment is crucial when you sleep, as it prevents muscle tension and soreness. The mattress’ memory foam layer cradles your body so your spine is always in neutral alignment. No matter what position you sleep in, the memory foam ensures that your spine is properly aligned. The memory foam layer also provides sufficient support for the lower back, helping you wake up without back pain.
Thanks to its foam layers, the Early Bird hybrid mattress is also capable of adapting to the natural curvatures of the spine. This way, you can sleep in a more ergonomic position, whether you sleep on your stomach, side, or back. This helps relieve pressure in your joints, like the hips, shoulders, and knees, which typically bear most of your body’s weight.
Memory foam’s ability to conform to your body’s curves is supported by the mattress’ layer of innerspring coils. This Early Bird mattress’ IsoCore Support System features ergonomically design coils, which provide ultra-responsive, customized support. Each coil can individually compress to follow your body’s exact position, so you can always sleep comfortably. The coils are also individually pocketed, so they can move independently of each other. Because of the IsoCore Support System, the Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress can offer the perfect mix of firmness and support.
The innerspring coils also help improve the mattress’ ability to regulate temperature. Thanks to their structure, innerspring coils tend to be more breathable. This hybrid mattress is unlikely to become uncomfortably hot, which comes in handy for hot sleepers. The individually pocketed coils also help cut down motion transfer. This way, you can enjoy undisturbed sleep even if your partner tosses and turns all night.
What’s great about the Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress is that it provides adequate edge support. This means you can take advantage of the mattress’ full surface and you can sleep all the way to the edge of the mattress. The firm coils on the edges of the mattress also come in handy if you like sitting on the edge of the bed, as these will prevent you from sliding or rolling off the edge.
A final layer of high-density support foam complements the mattress’ ability to provide deep support. Found under the mattress’ layer of innerspring coils, this firm foam layer helps improve the durability of the innerspring coils. The foam material ensures that the innerspring coils last longer against the wear and tear of compressing and expanding, so you can count on the mattress to maintain its comfort levels even after years of use.
The Early Bird 12-inch hybrid mattress is an eco-friendly mattress, too, so you can rest assured that it doesn’t contain any chemicals harmful to your health. The mattress is also low in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and nausea and worsen conditions like asthma. All these features ensure that the mattress is as safe and comfortable to use as possible.
Durability and Warranty
The Early Bird brand boasts of excellent craftsmanship, so you can be sure that the 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress will stand the test of time. Early Bird uses premium materials in each of the brand’s mattresses, from the custom-milled cover to the flexible foam layers and the steel coils in its support core.
Early Bird stands by the quality of its mattresses, so each mattress comes with a 10-year no-questions-asked, non-prorated limited warranty. The brand offers a dedicated support team so you can easily have your warrant claim processed. This 10-year-warranty ensures that you can make the most of your purchase. Return and refund policies vary depending on the retailer of the mattress.
The Tex-Cel cover is made from eco-friendly polymer materials. You can count on the quality of the materials in this cover, so it won’t give in to wear and tear too soon. The cover is also dustproof, so it will repel dust, dirt, and other allergens. This feature makes the cover stronger against damage, so you can use the mattress even without sheets.
The mattress’ foam materials don’t contain any harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde. It also contains only a low amount of volatile organic compounds, which not only makes the mattress safer to use but also helps improve its durability from the inside.
Memory foam also naturally repels bacteria and allergens. The tight, dense structure of memory foam doesn’t give bacteria any room to spread throughout the mattress. These natural, anti-microbial properties ensure that this Early Bird mattress doesn’t get damaged from the inside out. You can definitely count on this Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring mattress to last through years of use.
More importantly, the innerspring coils in this Early Bird mattress’ IsoCore Support System are also guaranteed to be durable. The coils are individually pocketed, which helps protect them from damage. The coils can also repeatedly expand and contract without getting worn out. This means you can be sure that the mattress will retain its bouncy, supportive feel even after years of use. The coils at the edges of the mattress will also maintain their firmness, so you don’t have to worry about sagging edges.
You can count on the firmness and support provided by the mattress’ bottom layer of high-density support foam. With its firm feel, the high-density foam material will remain supportive of the mattress’ coils, minimizing the wear and tear of regular use.
The thickness of this Early Bird mattress also helps improve its durability. At 12 inches thick, this mattress is more likely to last longer than similar mattresses that are thinner. The thickness of the mattress, along with its sturdy innerspring coils, allow the mattress to support additional weight. This makes the Early Bird hybrid mattress an excellent choice for heavier sleepers.
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress comes in a variety of sizes. This makes it easier for you to find the perfect Early Bird hybrid mattress, whatever the size of the available space you have.
These are the sizes available for the Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress:
Twin 75″ L x 39″ W x 12″ H
Twin XL 80″ L x 39″ W x 12″ H
Full 75″ L x 54″ W x 12″ H
Queen 80″ L x 60″ W x 12″ H
King 80″ L x 76″ W x 12″ H
California King 84″ L x 72″ W x 12″ H
Growing kids and teens will be comfortable on the compact twin-size Early Bird hybrid mattress. If you’re a solo sleeper in an apartment or a similarly limited living space, this size of mattress is also an excellent choice.
What’s great about this Early Bird hybrid mattress is that it comes in a Twin XL size, which is not a common size for many mattresses. This size, which is five inches longer than the twin size, is a popular options for college students staying in dorm rooms. This mattress size works great for taller teenagers, too.
The queen size is the most popular size for mattress buyers today. The queen-size Early Bird hybrid mattress is spacious enough to accommodate couples. It also works for individuals who want the space to move around in bed.
If your bedroom can accommodate it, a king-size or California king-size Early Bird hybrid mattress is an excellent choice for couples who want to sleep with their kids or with their pets.
And since these are standard US sizes for mattresses, you won’t have trouble finding accessories like toppers, protectors, sheets, and comforters that are the right fit for the Early Bird hybrid mattress you choose.
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress is slightly more expensive compared to similar mattresses. The premium maybe due to the fact that this brand’s parent company is Corsicana, one of the most reliable manufacturers of mattresses in the industry.
You can consider this hybrid mattress a long-term investment. This mattress is packed with features that will ensure you enjoy peaceful, restful sleep each night. The cooling gel infusion in the mattress’ memory foam layer and the support core of individually pocketed coils are definitely worth the price tag. Even the cover is custom-milled for Early Bird, so you can be sure of its quality and reliability.
The mattress is made from premium materials, from its cover to its bottom layer of high-density foam, so the mattress is durable against all kinds of damage. You won’t have to replace the mattress too soon, even with regular use.
With this mattress, you can enjoy deep, uninterrupted sleep each night. This mattress is definitely an excellent investment to make towards high-quality sleep.
Who is this mattress ideal for?
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress is designed to be the perfect mattress for a wide variety of sleepers. The hybrid mattress combines memory foam and innerspring coils, so it can meet the needs of various individuals.
Hot sleepers – This Early Bird hybrid mattress is particularly suited to individuals who find it difficult to cool down in bed and reach the ideal sleeping temperature. The mattress’ cover has a breathable quality that encourages air circulation throughout the mattress’ layers. This air circulation is improved by the mattress’ top layer of High AirFlow Cooling Foam. This foam helps facilitate the movement of air throughout the mattress, so yo can sleep sweat-free.
Aside from the breathable cover and high-airflow foam layer, the mattress’ memory foam layer also has an infusion of cooling gel. The infusion of cooling gel wick heat away from the body. All these features help lower your temperature and keep you cool and comfortable in bed.
People who want a mattress with a medium plush feel – This Early Bird mattress has a medium plush feel. This means it mostly provides pressure relief, with a smaller amount of back support. The foam layers will cradle your body, and you’ll definitely feel some sinkage when you lay in bed. The softness of the mattress’ foam layers are great for people who want to enjoy that plush memory foam feel as they sleep.
However, the layer of innerspring coils will prevent you from sinking too far into the mattress. This ensures that you’ll still get some back support from this mattress.
People who want some bounce in their mattress – This Early Bird mattress has an IsoCore Support System, which means that it has a thick layer of innerspring coils. These individually pocketed coils not only provide customized support, but also give the mattress a good amount of bounce. This is a great feature for people who find it difficult to get out of bed because of mobility issues; all-foam mattresses are notorious for being difficult to get out of. The coils don’t let you sink too far into the mattress that you’ll find it difficult to move around or get out of bed.
All sleeping positions – This Early Bird is a versatile mattress, so it’s a great mattress for all sleeping positions. Whether you sleep on your side, stomach, or back, the mattress’ foam layers and innerspring coils can conform to your body’s unique shape and provide sufficient support. Sleep experts say that hybrid mattresses with a medium plush feel, like this Early Bird mattress, is the best choice for side sleepers. The additional support from the coils helps keep the spine in neutral alignment, especially at the waist. No matter what position you sleep in, this mattress will help you wake up without pain or soreness in your back.
People with chronic pain conditions – The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress is also a great option for people with chronic pain conditions like arthritis, nerve damage, and fibromyalgia. The mattress’ flexible foam layers, especially the memory foam layer, is designed to cradle your body and follow your unique curves. It easily yields to pressure and it doesn’t push back against any part of your body. Your body won’t feel its own weight against the mattress, so the mattress won’t aggravate or put additional pressure on sensitive areas of your body.
- The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress combines memory foam and innerspring coils to provide the perfect balance of comfort and support.
- A top layer of High AirFlow Cooling Foam promotes improved airflow throughout the mattress to keep you cool as you sleep.
- An infusion of cooling gel in the memory foam layer draws heat away from your body to regulate your sleeping temperature.
- The layers of flexible foam relieve pressure and conform to your body’s unique shape.
- The memory foam layer keeps your spine in neutral alignment to prevent muscle tension and soreness.
- The individually pocketed coils move independently to provide customized support.
- The coils also cut down motion transfer so you can sleep undisturbed.
- The mattress’ cover is made from breathable, durable Tex-Cel fabric, which wicks away heat and moisture.
- This Early Bird mattress is made from eco-friendly materials, so it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.
- The mattress is available in a wide variety of sizes.
- The mattress may need 24 to 48 hours to fully expand and air out.
- The mattress may feel too soft for some sleepers.
The Early Bird 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Spring Mattress is an excellent mattress for people who want their mattress to be both plush and bouncy. The mattress’ foam layers are flexible enough to give the mattress a soft feel, so you’ll feel the mattress cradling your body and conforming to your shape.
You’ll enjoy some bounce from the mattress’ support core of innerspring coils. These coils provide a good amount of customized support, as each coil will be able to individually compress to follow your body’s shape.
This mattress also has plenty of cooling features, making it a great option for people who become too hot in bed to sleep comfortably.