Lull Mattress Review

Lull mattress review


Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Lull mattress.

There is nothing particularly advanced about the Lull memory foam mattress.

It does not tout any special features nor does it introduce any new technology to the world of sleep. But it is still one of the most popular online mattresses today and has even been featured on the Today Show on NBC.

On Amazon, the Lull has a 4.3/5 rating – and it has an equally high rating on Google Trusted Stores. Consumer Reports lists the Lull as a BEST BUY.

This echoes something I keep mentioning in my mattress reviews:

It is not the technology nor sexy features that matter – the sleeping experience is the most important aspect of a mattress.

Despite its lack of ‘cutting-edge’ features, the Lull mattress is easily comparable to others costing $2,000 or more.

If you love the comfort and hip-hugging feel of a memory foam mattress, you are going to like this one.

Let’s go deeper and what the Lull Mattress has to offer.

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About Lull

Lull mattress

Lull was started out of the frustration experienced in the traditional mattress buying process. Not only are store-bought mattresses ridiculously expensive, buying them is riddled with endless irritations.

Like many other direct-to-customer online mattresses, Lull is trying to introduce a better and cheaper way for people to shop for a mattress. They have a lot of big names to go up against including Casper, Saatva and Leesa.

By early indications, Lull seems to be gaining a sizable following of its own.

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Social Impact

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At a time when there is a lot of heated discussion regarding jobs and employment, Lull has decided to do all of their manufacturing in the United States.

This provides much-needed local jobs as well as ensuring that the highest standards of manufacturing are adhered to.

Additionally, the company works with several charities to give away mattresses returned by customers.

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Purchase Process

Lull mattress buying process

Lull uses an online-only sales model. You will not find Lull mattresses sold in brick and mortar stores.

Currently, you can only buy a Lull on their official website and on Amazon. One thing to note: the return process when you buy directly from is different than when you buy on Amazon. More on that below.

You will not be able to choose a soft, medium firm or firm mattress. There is only one medium-firm comfort level that’s designed to fit the sleeping needs and preferences of most sleepers.

The only thing you have to choose is size. Here are the available sizes:

Twin size
Twin XL
Full size
Queen size
King size
California King

When you order, keep an eye out for the latest discounts on the site. You can also take advantage of a financing option provided by Affirm (if approved).

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Delivery Options

Lull works with FedEx to make deliveries within the United States.

Once you place an order, it will take around 2 to 7 days for it to arrive at your door. You will be given a tracking number that you can use to monitor the shipment.

Note that the company does not provide special delivery services. You are responsible for moving the mattress inside and setting it up.

If you need to dispose of your old mattress, you are also responsible for that though Lull has provided a handy mattress disposal guide.

At the moment, Lull delivers mattresses only within the United States free of charge. The company hopes to introduce international shipping sometime in the future.

When the mattress arrives, it is a good idea to have someone to help you carry it inside as it is fairly heavy.

Lay the box on its side and open it to remove the mattress. Cut the plastic cover off the mattress using a pair of scissors and lay out the mattress on a slatted surface box spring, flat platform or on the floor.

The mattress can be slept on right away, although complete expansion will take around 24-48 hours.

Inside the box is a card to guide you on how to unpack the mattress.

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Aesthetics and Styling

Lull mattress styling

Aesthetically, there is nothing that unique about the Lull mattress.

It comes draped in a simple two-tone cover; white on top and gray at the sides. Grooved patterns are designed into the top part.

Nothing notable – but that doesn’t matter much, since you will cover the mattress, anyway.

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As I mentioned in the beginning, Lull does not come in with any groundbreaking tech or features. But it makes good use of existing technology to provide an all-round excellent sleeping experience.

The most notable technology is found in the top comfort layer.

This layer is made of gel-infused viscoelastic memory foam that uses an open cell structure. This is quickly becoming a common technique used by online mattresses.

The main purpose of adding gel to the memory foam is to keep temperature under control by dissipating heat away from your body.

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Lull mattress construction

Lull uses a layered foam structure to create the perfect balance of comfort and support. Each layer is constructed using a different type of foam and designed for a specific purpose.

The mattress is 10 inches thick, which is a typical thickness for a mattress in this price range.

All of the foams used in the Lull mattress are CentiPUR-US certified. This means they have been rigorously assessed and found to lack dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, heavy metals, ozone depleters and chemical flame retardants.

Not only does this protect the health & safety of customers, it also protects the environment.

Lull is also a member of Sustainable Furnishings Council, which requires it to adhere to a minimal carbon imprint, a recycling culture and proper disposal of un-recyclable by-products.

Here is a detailed breakdown of each layer – and what it does for you.

1. Top/comfort layer (1.5 inches)

The top layer is considered the most important by many people, because it has the most direct impact on how you experience a mattress. It impacts your comfort level and cooling, the most.

For its top layer, Lull uses a proven material, viscoelastic foam, for comfort. Viscoelastic foam is was developed decades ago by NASA for use in the space shuttle. It is the original memory foam that has been proven great at providing support while remaining plush and comfortable.

One of the biggest advantages of viscoelastic foam is the ability to mold itself around the sleeper’s body. This helps eliminate pressure points, especially for people with back and joint problems.

It also produces that cozy ‘hug’ that memory foam mattresses are known for.

To keep things cool, Lull also infuses the top VE foam layer with a gel that aids in distributing heat at night.

While the gel-infused memory foam of Lull mattress may never be as good at staying cool as latex foam, it is a great improvement.

Finally, the top foam layer uses an open-cell structure which further aids in distributing heat as well as moisture away from the surface of the mattress.

So if you tend to sleep hot at night, the Lull mattress will ensure that you still sleep dry and cozy.

2. Transition layer (1.5 inches)

The second transitional layer of the Lull mattress is designed for support. Support is a make-or-break aspect for a mattress. An inadequate level of it leads to a multitude of problems such as back pain, joint pain, sore neck, poor sleep and tired mornings.

Lull uses a proprietary blend of premium foam to provide natural spinal alignment to the sleeper. This ensures that you sleep comfortably and wake up without pain or soreness.

Getting the support right is perhaps the trickiest part of designing a mattress. Some mattresses will make the top layer too plush with excess sinkage, while others make it as hard as a rock.

The transitional layer of the Lull mattress is made firm to counterbalance the soft-feel of the top layer. This is what creates that sweet spot between soft comfort and firm support.

It is a spot that too many mattresses miss, resulting in either a too-firm mattress or a too-soft one, both of which are terrible for your back. Good job.

3. Foundational layer (7 inches)

The bulk of the mattress is a 7-inch foundational layer made from high-density polyurethane foam. This is the overall support layer, not just for the sleeper but for the entire mattress as well.

The purpose of the foundational layer is to ensure that the mattress retains its structure and firmness after years of use. It is crucial in preventing the dreaded “middle-aged sag” that makes some mattresses virtually unusable after just a few years.

Polyurethane foam is used in many online foam mattresses for their foundation because it is super-durable and dense enough to provide excellent support, while keeping prices very low.

That said, it’s not organic nor the softest or coolest material to sleep on.

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As much thought has gone into designing the cover as into designing the various layers of the mattress.

The Lull mattress cover is made from locally sourced fabrics (polyester and rayon) and is designed to add to the comfort and breathability of the mattress.

The white fabric is incredibly soft to the touch. It feels quite stretchy when you tug on it.

For fire resistance, Lull does not resort to toxic chemicals used by some traditional store mattresses. Rayon cellulose fiber mixed with polyester and fine grained sand forms a natural and effective fire barrier to keep you safe.

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Another unfortunate characteristic associated with memory foam is off-gassing.

The manufacturing process for VE foam leaves the foam with a certain unpleasant odor that is felt immediately the mattress is unpackaged.

In most cases, the smell is not toxic and will go away in a day or two.

The Lull mattress has a new-mattress odor that is common in foam but is not harmful at all. Remember that the mattress has passed through a stringent CentiPUR-US certification process.

Normally, the Lull’s new-mattress smell will be completely gone within a few days.

But if you hate the smell, I suggest airing out the mattress for 24-48 hours. Leave it standing against the wall in a well ventilated room or your garage.

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Sleeping Experience

For me, sleeping experience is the all-important measure of a mattress. Too often, companies will use fancy words and hyped up features to hide the fact that the sleeping experience sucks.

From what we have seen so far, the Lull memory foam mattress has a great mix of comfort and support that most people will find more than satisfying.

If you look at the many customer and expert reviews online, you’ll notice that most people report a positive sleeping experience. The mattress appears to provide just the right amount of firmness for most people – and it does not compromise on anything when it comes to support, cooling and safety.

We are now going to dive into more detail on this, by covering the four aspects of sleeping experience that matter to most people: firmness, sinkage, motion transfer and temperature control.

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While there are many sleepers whose preferences lie in the extremes (very soft or very firm), about 80% of people prefer a medium-firm mattress, which is not too hard and not too soft.

Lull has created a single-comfort-level mattress which is solidly in the medium-firm range. It is firm enough to give you the support you need but also soft enough to be comfortable.

I would rate the firmness at around 5 to 6 out of 10, with 1 being extremely soft and 10 being Japanese-bed firm.

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Sinkage is related to the firmness level, but not the same thing.  A mattress that is too firm often has too little sinkage and this negatively impacts both support and comfort. Your hips, shoulders and back press into an unyielding surface, causing pain and soreness.

On the other hand, a mattress that is too soft has too much sinkage, which again negatively affects both support and comfort. You feel like you are lying on a swamp and your back assumes an unnatural bent posture.

Lull has just the right amount of sinkage: enough to provide a cozy ‘hug’ but not too much as to reduce support.

Motion Transfer

Motion transfer is another important aspect of a mattress, especially for couples.

When one person moves on a mattress, the other does not want to be awakened by the disturbance. Mattresses with too much motion transfer are bad for couples if one or both move around a lot at night.

One of the natural advantages of VE memory foam is that it minimizes motion transfer; so, couples won’t have any problems sleeping on a Lull.

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Hot/Cold Issues

Memory foam is notorious for heating too much, when you sleep on it.

To counter this, Lull makes use of gel-infused foam in an open cell foam structure.

The result is a mattress with minimal hot issues. No need to spend money on a cooling pad, either.

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Lull mattress is priced about the same as most other budget online mattresses, between $550 and $950.

Compared to traditional in-store memory foam mattresses, though, the savings are huge. A similar mattress in a store can easily cost $2,000 or more.

Below is the full price list of the Lull mattress on their website. Pricing on on Amazon may vary (but beware the warranty).

Twin size $550
Twin XL  $600
Full size  $750
Queen size  $850
King size  $950
California King  $950

The company is currently offering buyers the option of financing their Lull mattress purchases through Affirm. If you qualify, you’ll get instant approval and 0% APR financing.

If you prefer paying out the full cost more gradually, this is a good alternative for you to consider.

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Don’t forget to read the warranty statement before making a purchase – and ask for clarifications where things are not clear.

Lull provides an industry-standard 10-year warranty that covers material defects and workmanship issues.

Their warranty statement will guide you on the exact defects that are covered, how to make a claim and how long it will take for your claim to be reviewed.

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Return Policy

Most online mattresses have generous return policies spanning between 60 and 120 days.

Lull lets you to test their mattress in your homes for 100 days; if you are not satisfied, Lull will arrange a return. Once you initiate a return, the company will arrange a pickup and then donate the mattress to charity or recycle it depending on local regulations.

With one big caveat: the 100-day trial period only applies if you buy from the Lull website.

Buying from Amazon restricts you to 30-day return period, though this is still long enough to tell whether a mattress is the right one.

I strongly recommend you buy from the company’s website.

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Lull provides free shipping within the contiguous United States. No shipping is provided internationally or to customers in Alaska and Hawaii.

Once your mattress is shipped via FedEx, you can easily track it via a tracking number.

Currently, there are no special shipping options (e.g. expedited shipping) available on their website, although you can call and request special assistance.

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Pros and Cons


  • Excellent price
  • For a no-frills budget memory foam mattress, Lull provides excellent temperature control.
  • Great support and comfort.
  • Easy and convenient buying process.


  • Some off-gassing.
  • Not ideal for those who want some bounce in their mattress (for sex, etc,).
  • No choice in firmness level.

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This Mattress is Perfect for You If…

You love the comfort and coziness of memory foam, you want an especially cool and comfortable top layer, and you want to save a lot of money.

The Lull mattress has managed to eliminate most of the bad characteristics of memory foam (temperature & inadequate support) to create a mattress with a really great sleeping experience, especially for the price.

The middle-of-the-road comfort level this mattress delivers works well for most kinds of sleepers especially side sleepers and stomach sleepers.

If you sleep wth a partner, then you will also love the minimal motion transfer in this mattress.

For those with back or joint problems, the Lull mattress provides adequate spinal support and alignment, while the top comfort layer ensures that you will not experience uncomfortable pressure points.

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Overall, the Lull mattress is great choice for anyone looking for a high-quality memory foam mattress at an affordable price.

The word is out, too. Lull has managed to rack up a lot of attention in the short time it has been around, thanks to a quality product and plenty of positive customer reviews.

Hopefully, we are going to see more great products from them in the future.

If this is not the kind of foam mattress you are looking for, then take a look at our other favorites: the budget-minded Leesa, the softer Alexander Signature Select, the organic Keetsa Pillow Plus or the super-customizable Helix.

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The best deals are normally found on Plus, the warranty and return policies are better if you buy from their site vs. from a  3rd party like Amazon.

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Leesa Mattress – The Best All-Purpose Foam Mattress Yet?

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Keep reading for an in-depth review of the Leesa mattress.

A relative latecomer to the online mattress craze, Leesa has definitely upped the game for one-size-fits-all online mattresses. 

The Leesa mattress provides a level of comfort I’ve never seen before in a single, one-size-fits-all mattress.

Read more…


Loom and Leaf Mattress: TempurPedic Quality for $1,500 Less

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Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Loom and Leaf mattress.

Loom and Leaf is a luxury memory foam mattress sold by a subsidiary of Saatva, one of the largest and best-rated direct-to-home mattress manufacturers in the US.

Loom and Leaf offers the same quality as luxury store brands like iComfort and Tempur-Pedic®,  but at a much lower price – closer to other online mattress companies like Nest Bedding, Keetsa, Tuft and Needle and Leesa.

So how does it compare?

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Saatva Mattress Review: Innerspring Luxury For $1,000 Less

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Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Saatva mattress.

If there is one company that has been at the forefront of disrupting the luxury brand mattress industry, it is Saatva. They were the first manufacturer to sell mattresses exclusively online – well before Casper entered the picture.

Today, when it comes to selling affordable luxury mattresses online, Saatva leads the pack.

Read more…


Purple Mattress Review: In A Class Of Its Own

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All of the mattresses we’ve reviewed so far have been one of three types: memory foam, latex foam or innerspring.

Until now.

The Purple Mattress is as different as they come – from how the company funds their growth, to their funky / self-deprecating marketing, to the truly unique materials in their products.

Most importantly, the sleeping experience of this mattress is excellent – and very different.  In a positive way.

I have to say, Eric and I love our Purple mattress!

This is one of the best-sleeping and coolest mattresses we’ve ever owned.

We’ll be keeping this one, long-term.

So let’s dive in and find out why everyone is talking so much about the Purple Mattress… what, specifically, is so different?

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Mattress Reviews

Buying a Mattress Online - Read our Best Mattress Reviews and Comparisons

The Best Mattress Reviews Online

Shopping online for a mattress used to be easy… if a bit limiting.

A couple of years ago, there were only a few companies selling mattresses online – so your choices were clear. But that’s all changed.

Today, we are in the midst of a genuine revolution in how mattresses are manufactured and sold.

There are more than 50 companies selling mattresses online on 100s of websites.

You can also find many popular new brands like Tuft and Needle, Purple and GhostBed on & for the same low price as on the manufacturer’s website; sometimes, even lower (if you can stomach “slightly used”).

Even hardcore store brands like Sealy and Tempurpedic sell online, today!

With so many websites to visit and so many different coupons and discounts floating around, shopping online for a mattress can eat up a lot of your time.

It can get downright frustrating – just to build a short list!

And, while it’s true that online competition has driven the price of a great mattress down by 30-50% (yay!), you still can’t ignore the fact that,

Buying a mattress is a significant investment.

That’s why my husband and I created – a site dedicated to reviewing the best mattresses sold online.

The goal of SleepDelivered is to help you quickly:

  • create your short list
  • understand the major differences between the most popular mattresses sold online; and,
  • make a final selection based on facts – not a sales pitch.

OK, enough of all the explaining – let’s get to the reviews!

The Best Mattresses We’ve Reviewed (So Far)

Listed below are the best online mattresses my husband and I have reviewed, sorted by our overall score.

Every mattress we review is assigned an overall 5-star quality rating which ranges from 1.0 (I can’t sleep on it) to 5.0 (best of the best).  To do this, we look at 16 different criteria (keep reading to learn more).

We only publish reviews of mattresses that rate a 4.0 or higher on this scale.

How To Use Our Comparison Tables

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MattressRatingPriceDescriptionOur TakeComfort ChoicesWarrantyIn-Home TrialDeliveryAvoid IfGreat Choice IfShop Now
Saatva mattress review
4.9$699-$1399Luxury innerspring mattress.A luxury innerspring mattress that compares with the finest retail products.Firm
Med. Firm
15 years120 nights7-15 daysyou don't like the feel of a spring mattressyou're considering a Simmons Beautyrest, Kingsdown Ashley, Sterns & Foster Ashley or Serta
Plushbeds Botanical Bliss
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4.8$1199-$2699Luxury organic latex mattressThe best-sleeping, highest-quality 100% latex mattress sold online. All-natural materials, lots of options, and a super-long warranty.Firm,
Med. Firm,
25 years100 nights2 weeksyou're bargain-shopping. Not cheap! Still costs far less than a comparable store-bought brand, are a no-compromise, environmentally-sensitive shopper. This one has it
Nest Alexander Hybrid

Nest Alexander Hybrid Signature Select best hybrid mattress
4.8$799-$1499Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattressA super-comfy, cool-sleeping hybrid mattress that's just about perfect for loving couples. One of the best we've tested.Medium Soft
Medium Firm
20 years100 nights7 daysyou want to customize it - this is a one-size-fits-all - if you're partner moves around a lot at night; zero motion transfer!
Sapira by Leesa
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4.7$825-$1775Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattressA luxury hybrid mattress with a great bounce & excellent support - at a great price.Med Firm10 years100 nights4-10 daysyou need a firmer or softer comfort level; Sapira doesn't offer a choiceyou want the comfort of foam and the support & durability of pocketed coilsSapira
Nest Alexander Signature Series
Nest Alexander Hybrid Signature Select mattress review - modern platform bed
4.7$899-$1399Luxury organic memory foam mattressA premium, natural gel-over-latex foam mattress that sleeps cool and can be customized to your comfort level.Firm
Med. Firm
20 years100 nights7 daysyou're all about the lowest priceyou're shopping for Tempurpedic - you'll save at least $1,
Helix mattress review - couple on bed
4.7$600-$995High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.An excellent memory foam mattress that is custom-fit to your unique sleeping habits, body and preferences.Custom-fit10 years100 nights6-13 daysa cheap foam mattress will doyou want or need a custom-fit mattress; and couples who need different comfort
Purple Mattress
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4.7$699-$1299High-quality proprietary foam mattressAn incredibly comfortable and affordable foam mattress that adapts itself to your body like no other.Soft+Firm Combination10 years100 nights7-14 daysyou need a Twin or Full size mattress (they don't sell them)you're OK trying something new - their technology is truly
Nest Love Bed
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4.7$599-$899High-quality latex mattress.With a recently-updated design, The Love Bed remains one of the best mattresses you can buy for sex.Firm
Med. Firm
10 years100 nights7 daysyou don't like latex or a lot of bounceyou plan to give your bed a workout, and don't want to pay too
Leesa vs. Dromma mattress comparison - Dromma Bed
4.7$549-$949High quality latex-memory foam mattressIf you're considering Casper, Leesa or Endy, then Dr̦omma should be on your short list. Arguably the best value in its class.Med Soft.
Med Firm
12 years200 nights3-5 daysyou don't like a lot of bounce or you're allergic to latexyou care about the environment, love a great deal and want a choice of firmnessDr̦
Loom and Leaf
Loom and Leaf mattress review - mattress in luxury bedroom
4.7$699-$1499Luxury memory foam mattressA luxury organic memory foam mattress that easily matches the sleep experience of premium store brands, for far less money.Firm
Med. Firm
15 years120 nights7-15 daysyou need a soft mattress - this one's a bit firmyou want a luxurious organic foam mattress - without the high
Leesa vs Dromma - Leesa mattress uncovered on bed
4.6$500-$950High-quality foam mattressThe best one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress sold online. Sleeps noticeably better than Casper, for the same price.Medium10 years100 nights7-10 daysyou prefer a softer or firmer feel than want the best high quality memory foam mattress you can buy, at a bargain
Bear Mattress
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4.6$650-$950High-quality memory foam mattress made for athletesDesigned for active athletes, this may be the coolest-sleeping memory foam mattress sold onlineMed. Firm10 years100 nights4-7 daysyou prefer a comfort level other than medium-firm. This mattress is need a memory foam mattress that sleeps exceptionally dry and
Endy Beds
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4.6$650-$850High quality memory foam mattress made in CanadaAn excellent Canadian-made memory foam mattress that's better, cheaper and a bit softer than Casper.Med. Soft10 years100 nights3-7 daysyou prefer a firm mattress or need a less-common size (they only offer 4).you like your foam mattress a little on the soft
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4.6$599-$949Quality memory foam mattressreview coming soon!Med. Firm10 years101 nights7-10 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!
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4.5$749-$3,398Eco-friendly memory foam mattressesGreat support, a choice of 5 comfort levels, the latest bio-friendly foams and a cool+dry night's sleep. What more could you want from a memory foam mattress?Soft
Med. Soft
Med. Firm
20 years100 nights5-10 daysyou're shopping for a medium-firm foam mattress; Leesa is the better/cheaper choiceyou're an eco-minded buyer who needs a firmer or softer mattress than
Tuft & Needle
4.5$350-$750Budget foam mattressThe cheapest memory foam mattress sold online - that doesn't sacrifice on quality or comfort. Excellent customer service, too.Med. Firm10 years
100 nights1-5 daysyou need a firmer or softer mattress; everyone gets the same (medium firm).you are looking for a bargain memory foam
Live & Sleep
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4.5$599-899Quality memory foam mattressreview coming soon!Med. Firm10 years100 nights7-10 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!
Keetsa Pillow Plus
4.5$576-$996Quality organic hybrid mattressTop-quality organic luxury for a discount price. You'll have a hard time finding a better organic mattress at this price anywhere.Med. Firm12 years90 nights
10% restock fee
5-7 daysyou aren't really sure (Keetsa's return policy isn't the best)you want a real organic mattress, but also a good
Brooklyn Bedding
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4.5$450-$1050High quality latex mattress made by industry veteransreview coming soon!Firm
Med. Firm
10 years120 nights6-9 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!
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4.4$599-$1349Luxury hybrid foam + spring coming soon!Med. Firm10 years101 nights7-10 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!
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4.4$549-$999Quality memory foam mattressreview coming soon!Med. Firm10 years100 nights7 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!
Casper mattress review - hero shot
4.2$500-$950High-quality foam mattress. All synthetic.The original one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress. Still a great bargain, but Leesa, Dromma and Bear are better choices at this price.Med. Firm10 years100 nights2-5 daysyou don't like all-synthetic foam or need choice in comfort want a simple, cheap medium-firm mattress - from a company that's been around more than a few monthsCasper

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Mattress Reviews – by Type & Need

Looking for a list of the best mattresses of a particular type, or for your sleeping style, or for some other specific need?

We’ve got you covered!

Click on the subject that interests you to reveal a hand-picked short list of mattresses in a mobile-friendly table.

For each mattress listed, we provide details on the features you should consider when buying a mattress online.

Best Memory Foam Mattresses
Best Innerspring Mattresses
Best Organic Mattresses
Best for Side-Sleepers
Best for Back Sleepers
Best for Stomach Sleepers
Best for Couples
Best Mattresses for Sex 😉
Best Mattresses for Athletes

How We Review A Mattress (Without Selling Our Soul)

Sleepdelivered mattress reviews - macbook pro on bedMy team and I have researched and reviewed more than 20 mattresses sold online, so far.

Like most other review websites, we use affiliate links to pay the bills.  That’s it.

To preserve our objectivity, we don’t “sell access” to retailers and manufacturers the way that other mattress review sites do.

For example:

  • We don’t accept free merchandise. We buy our mattresses online using our own money, just like you would. We do this under another person’s name, so they don’t know that it’s us.
  • We never contact a manufacturer until after we’ve published their review. After we go to press, we send them a link & ask them to check our facts – but not our opinions.
  • We don’t “sell access” to our readers. We don’t sell ad space, guest posts, paid email promotions, or any other form of access or “influencer marketing” B.S.
  • Our choice of mattresses is not based on whether or not we’ll get paid for reviewing it.

In contrast, most mattress review sites accept free merchandise in exchange for their review. This turns the website into a pay-for-review business, because the reviewer is free to sell those mattresses off on eBay/Amazon when they’re done.


How We Select A Mattress To Review

First off: we’re not trying to document the world!

I have but one husband to donate to science – and this isn’t my full time job.

So, I’ll keep buying and testing the mattresses that interest me the most.

That aside, I do look at existing ratings and verified customer reviews before selecting a mattress to review. It has to look like a winner before I’ll waste my time reviewing it.

Like you, I only want to review – and sleep on – the best of the best.

I Don’t Work Alone

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Like every good website these days, I rely on a few good people to help me pull this thing off.

I employ fact-checkers, researchers, draft writers, web designers and graphics experts to make this site do what it does.


I Write Every Review Myself

See My 5-Step Mattress Review Process

On my team, I focus on writing and editing the reviews.

I like to think that my reviews are the most thorough and the most accurate mattress reviews online.

I write every one of my 10-minute mattress reviews like I’m writing a letter to my best friend to explain everything anyone could ever want to know about this mattress.

In each, I cover everything you could want to know about that mattress: the company, the sleeping experience, how it compares with its closest alternatives – plus the features that matter most when buying a mattress online.

To keep things fair and balanced, I also scrub the internet for other people’s impressions.

On top of this, I hire a fact-checker (yes, a real job) to check our reviews periodically against the manufacturer’s website, to make sure we don’t miss any important changes. For example, Nest recently updated its Love Bed, and other mattresses change their materials from time to time.

But to be honest, all I can document is what I learned and experienced.

Your experience WILL differ.

That’s why…

I Consider Other Reviews

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To give you the fairest picture of how a mattress performs for most people, I look at more than just my experience when assigning an overall score.

In fact, I have to, if I want to be ‘fair and balanced’, to you.

That’s because most mattresses are sold in a variety of firmness levels, configurations and versions.

Like most mattress reviewers, I only test one comfort level and one version of a given mattress in my home

I don’t test every possible combination. No one does that, to my knowledge.

In order to broaden my review to cover all variations, we research and factor-in what other reviewers have said about the mattress.

I even sometimes adjust my overall rating of a mattress based on the general consensus of other reviewers.

Finally, the ratings and reviews on this site are updated periodically, whenever new information comes in from the manufacturer or we receive important input from other reviewers and our readers.

Mattress Rating Criteria

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My team and I score every mattress I review with an overall 5-star rating, from 1 star (unusable) to 5 stars (perfect every night). To assign that rating, we consider the following features and criteria:

  1. The Company Behind the Mattress
  2. Social Commitment
  3. Online Order Process
  4. Price
  5. Shipping, Delivery & Setup
  6. Firmness & Comfort Choices
  7. Technology & Materials
  8. Mattress Construction
  9. Cooling Performance
  10. Motion Transfer
  11. Sinkage
  12. Edge Support
  13. Off-Gassing
  14. In-Home Trial
  15. Returns & Refund Policy
  16. Warranty

Continue reading to learn about each of these factors and how it contributes to my overall 5-star quality rating.

1. The Company Behind the Mattress

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All things equal, we’ll score an established brand higher than new startup, because:

  1. Their products have been tested in the real world, longer
  2. Their warranties have been tested, too
  3. They likely have more cash on hand to weather market downturns, which will matter to you a lot if you ever need that warranty!

We also take into account the reputation of the company with its current customers.

2. Social Commitment

Dromma Bed - social impact made in USA

Another thing we look at is the company’s commitment to their community and to the environment.

Most mattress-in-a-box companies today have some sort of social program or work with charities to donate returned mattresses and/or provide new mattresses to their community. Some go beyond that, however, to donate a portion of their revenues to people in need.

In addition, we consider the company’s commitment to maintaining a safe and clean environment. We look at whether they use clean manufacturing processes, we look at the materials they use in their mattresses, and we look at whether they adhere to the latest environmental standards.

3. Online Order Process

Bear mattress review - order form online

It’s important to us that the company is easy to do business with. If their order process or related customer service isn’t top-notch, then we will take points off.

This is rarely the case with online mattress companies, today, except in a few instances where the website was down, prices/discounts didn’t match their marketing, and people were hard to get hold of when we needed them.

We really haven’t seen that many issues, so far.

4. Price

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We believe our readers care as much about value-for-money as anything else, so this criteria carries a very heavy weighting in our 5-star scoring system.

We try to be as fair as possible by comparing a mattress against its closest rivals to determine “relative value”.

But straight-up price is the biggest factor.

5. Shipping, Delivery & Setup

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This category carries a moderate weighting, but it can be important for some mattresses due to their weight / difficulty in setting up – and if shipping costs are extra.

Some of the questions we ask here include:

  • Did the company deliver on time, as promised?
  • Is there an option to arrange for help when setting up / unpacking the mattress, especially if it is heavy?
  • Do extra shipping charges apply? In what situations / geographies?
  • Can we change shipping location or date, after we order?
  • Will the company remove our old mattress? For what fee?

6. Firmness & Comfort Choices

Nest Alexander Hybrid Signature Select - comfort level

This is more of a characteristic of a particular mattress than a comparison feature. So we don’t give it too much weight in our scores.

That said, it does matter if the company offers comfort choices that meet everyone’s needs.

And, it matters a LOT to me if the comfort level I ordered feels like it should – or doesn’t.

7. Technology & Materials

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review - mattress construction latext foam layers

The materials and technology of a mattress can’t be separated from how well the mattress performs. Performance always trumps technology.

That said, when we consider value-for-money, the choice of materials and technology does come into play.

In general, we assign higher scores for mattresses that incorporate new, high-performance technologies that actually make a difference in cooling, support, comfort, motion control, bounce, etc.

Re-marketing a memory foam under a fancy new name won’t get points from us.

8. Mattress Construction

Saatva mattress - coil-on-coil construction

How a mattress is constructed literally defines its support, comfort and sleeping experience – and its useful life.

This is important – but not as important as the sleeping experience it delivers – so, it carries a medium weighting in our scoring system.

We look at the materials used, the number and function of different layers, and any unique technologies used that actually make a difference in performance.

In general, we rate thicker mattresses (>12”) higher – for two reasons:

  1. a thicker mattress will usually last longer than a thin one; this is especially true for foam mattresses (because: physics)
  2. thicker mattresses can accommodate more layers and more complex support systems that can be tweaked/engineered with more precision. This is probably why thicker mattresses usually sleep better, in our experience.

We also give credit for more complex layering – when it’s done with a purpose.

9. Cooling Performance

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We’ll ding a mattress if it sleeps too hot or too cold, at night.

Most online mattresses we test don’t have a cooling performance problem, but a few have been flagged.

Now, I live in the Deep South (US), where it’s brutally hot 6-7 months of the year. And, my husband hates a hot mattress. So if a mattress sleeps hot, we WILL find out.

10. Motion Transfer

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Motion transfer is important for anyone who sleeps with another creature, whether that happens to be a husband, a wife… or a dog.

A mattress gets high marks if no little-to-no motion is transferred from one point on the mattress to another. It gets a low score if all it takes is a cough to wake my husband.

11. Sinkage

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Sinkage is a measure of how deeply your body sinks into a mattress when you lie on it or press on it.

The amount of sinkage you want in your mattress depends on the type of sleeper you are. If you sleep on your side, then a little more sinkage is preferable. If you sleep on your back, then you probably want less.

On this criteria, we’ll remove points if the sinkage of a mattress is excessive, if it doesn’t give at least an inch, or doesn’t match the company’s claims.

12. Edge Support

Nest Alexander Signature Select mattress review - sinkage test

Edge Support is how well the mattress holds its position under pressure, along its edges.

No one wants a soft, overly-compliant edge on their bed, so we deduct points if a mattress folds under pressure too easily.

13. Smell / Off-Gassing

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Most all-foam mattresses and mattresses made with foam layers will emit volatile organic compound (VOC) vapors when new. This process is called off-gassing.

These days, the gases emitted by foam aren’t toxic or dangerous. But the smell annoys some people.

The two questions we ask here include:

  1. how noticeable and unpleasant is the “new mattress” smell? and,
  2. how long does the smell last?

14. In-Home Trial

Purple Mattress - Sleeping Experience

Most online mattress companies offer a free, no-risk in home trial lasting between 30 and 220 nights.

In truth, though, you shouldn’t ever need more than 30 to 60 days to try a mattress in your home.

For this reason, we don’t give this criteria that much weight.

If the return window falls within a 60-day window or if a company offers an extraordinarily long trial period that might change your mattress-owning strategy completely, then we’ll change its score.

15. Returns & Refunds

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Related to the in-home trial is the mattress company’s refund and return policy. This category carries a heavy weighting in our scoring system, and for good reason.

Mattress return/refund policies differ in the conditions under which they will refund your purchase price and/or accept a returned mattress.

For example, some manufacturers will only provide a refund if the mattress isn’t abused or “used improperly”.

Others require that you provide the right sort of support/foundation under your mattress throughout your use of it.

Both of these situations can be hard to prove, if you are challenged on it. Not that we’ve heard that many return horror stories – but a few of our readers have complained.

Finally, while most companies refund your entire purchase price, a few of them also charge a restocking and/or pickup fee.

So make sure you read their policy completely.

16. Warranty

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The quality of a company’s product warranty is the strongest sign a mattress company has faith in its own product, so we give it a lot of weight.

Most online mattress warranties last 10 years, but some companies offer 15, 20 or even 25-year warranties.

And, contrary to what you might think, the price of a mattress doesn’t necessarily correspond to its warranty length. Some inexpensive startups carry extremely long warranties.

So, shop carefully.

Of course, comparing warranties can be tricky. They usually differ in the types of damage they cover and whether the warranty is prorated (refund amount declines with time) or not (far better)

Read the fine print on the warranty, before buying.

Learn More!

If the reviews listed above don’t solve your problem, then we do offer a few more resources on this site that should help:

  • Mattress Comparison Tables: If you are trying to buy a specific type of mattress, or have a unique need like back pain, then check out our Comparison Tables. We’ve got a table for every need and type of mattress you can think of.
  • Coupons: we’ve arranged special discount codes that will save you $100s on your purchase. You can even email them to yourself or a friend.
  • Head-to-Head Mattress Comparisons: we compare the two popular online mattresses in a given category.
  • Buying Guides: need-specific buying guides to help you find the right product for your back pain, side sleepers, back sleepers and other common situations.

Sapira Mattress Review: The Best of Both Worlds

Sapira Mattress Review - front view with model

The Sapira Mattress (by Leesa) provides a luxurious innerspring-like sleeping experience at a friendly price.

By integrating the best foam layers and pocketed coil springs, Sapira has produced a mattress that provides exceptional support, a great bouncy feel, minimal motion issues and a cool and dry night’s sleep.

All of this comes at a higher price than Sapira’s sister mattress, the Leesa, but it’s still far less than what you will pay in a store for the same level of quality.

In this 10-minute deep dive review, you will learn if the Sapira mattress is as good as some claim, whether it suits your needs and how it compares with other leading mattresses sold online.

So let’s get to it!

Read more…


Amerisleep Mattress Review: Something for Everyone

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If you’re looking for a high-quality eco-friendly memory foam mattress and you like yours firmer or softer than most, then Amerisleep is a great choice.

Unlike other mattress-in-a-box companies who limit your choice to one comfort level, Amerisleep sells five different mattresses that range from soft to extra firm.

  • Two models are on the softer side of the comfort range, the Colonial and Independence
  • Their best-seller is a a medium-firm mattress, the Liberty; and,
  • The two firmest mattresses are the Americana & the Revere.

With its advanced, eco-friendly memory foams, exceptional 20-year warranty and reasonable prices, you may be considering buying an Amerisleep mattress for yourself.

But which of their five models should you buy?

Is the sleeping experience as good as advertised? Does it sag or sleep too hot?

Let’s dive in and answer these questions, right now.

Read more…


Tuft and Needle Review: Great Sleep, Incredible Value

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Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Tuft and Needle mattress.

As I was looking around at what other experts and customers had to say about the Tuft and Needle mattress, one thing surprised me.

Normally, when I dig deep enough into the bowels of the Interweb, I can find good & bad reviews for every mattress.

But when it comes to finding a negative Tuft and Needle review, it’s not that easy.

Tuft and Needle - 5 star reviews

On Amazon, Google, Yelp and Facebook, the mattress has almost exclusively super-high ratings.

Unlike other mattress-in-a-box companies, Tuft and Needle really seems to have struck a nerve with customers.

So what is it about Tuft and Needle that make it so loved?

Read more…


The Ultimate Casper Mattress Review

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Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Casper mattress.

Casper attracted a lot of attention and sales 2 years ago when they entered the ancient mattress market with an aggressively low priced, really simple product with a no-risk pitch. Sales took off.

Casper was the first online mattress my husband and I purchased – back when they were the only pure online manufacturer.

So how does Casper’s “best-fit” mattress compare today against their new competitors?

Read more…