YogaBed Mattress Review
If you are shopping for an affordable memory foam mattress that sleeps cool, Yogabed has you covered.
(And this Yogabed mattress review might be worth a read.)
Memory foam mattresses are traditionally not that good at keeping you cool at night. The artificial closed-cell foams used in most tends to trap and reflect heat, warming your body through the night.
But Yogabed has designed a mattress to compete with the best hybrid and innerspring mattresses when it comes to wicking heat away from your body.
To do this, Yogabed uses several strategies to boost airflow in and out of the mattress while providing responsive support and comfort.
Yogabed also checks all of the convenience boxes we have come to expect from online mattresses – free delivery, 101-night trial and a 10-year warranty.
But how well does it compare to the leading foam mattress leaders like Leesa and Casper?
Keep reading to find out!
Note: if you want to see a ranked-and-rated list of all of the mattresses we've reviewed, check out my mattress buying guide.
Table of Contents
- What’s In This Mattress Review?
- About Yogabed
- Social Impact
- Purchase Process
- 101-Night Trial
- 10-Year Warranty
- Delivery and Setup
- Foundation and Frame
- Care & Cleaning
- Aesthetics & Styling
- Mattress Cover
- Sleeping Experience
- Motion Transfer
- Hot/Cold Issues
- Pros and Cons
- This Mattress is Perfect for you if…
- Save $$ NOW on a YogaBed
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Here’s how Yogabed describes itself:
We are a group of people committed to a single purpose: Giving you the best sleep possible.
I know that sounds like overhyped marketing-speak, but I do think Yogabed means what they say.
The company launched in 2015 just as the online mattress industry was heating up. Ironically, the founders were former executives of two major traditional mattress companies; Simmons and Mattress Firm.
Using their years of experience making and selling mattresses, the two founders quickly grew Yogabed into one of the best known online mattress brands.
In 2018, Yogabed was bought by Marpac, a white noise machine company. But they continue to operate as an independent brand.
Yogabed has a program they call Side by Side Fundraising. They work with individuals, charity organizations, churches and schools to raise money.
Yogabed provides a unique discount code, and for every mattress bought, they donate $100.
It’s a great way to help individuals and organizations fundraise while giving their friends, family, and employees a good night’s sleep.
When they launched Yogabed, the founders decided to create only one mattress to make the purchase process easier and faster.
You can buy one on their main website or on Amazon.com (our preference).
There is only one firmness: medium firm.
Granted, this is a disadvantage for those who prefer an extra-firm or extra-soft mattress. But for most people, the single medium firm mattress available is perfect.
All you need to do is choose the right size, add it to your cart and checkout.
The Twin and Twin XL sizes come with one free pillow, while larger sizes come with two.
At checkout, you can pay with any of the major credit cards including Discover, Mastercard, Visa and American Express.
After you complete your order, the mattress will ship out of Yogabed’s facilities within two business days. It will arrive at your door via FedEx in 2 to 6 business days.
Deliveries are free within the continental United States.
Listed below are the Yogabed list prices on Amazon.com right now (live updates).
If you purchase on their website, Yogabed offers an installment payment option that is provided through Affirm (credit pending).
If you qualify, you’ll be given 3, 6 or 12 months to complete the full payment with an APR between 0%and 30%. This option is great if you want to spread out your payments over several months.
Yogabed gives customers 101 nights to test out their new mattress.
If after sleeping on it for at least 30 days you don’t like it, return it. You’ll need to fill out a return request form, and you may be charged a recycling fee depending on which state you live in.
You can also return your mattress if you realize you ordered the wrong size (there is an exchange fee). You won’t get a trial period for the second mattress.
Yogabed provides an industry-standard 10-year pro-rated warranty for their mattresses.
In the event of a workmanship or material defect, they will decide whether to replace or repair the mattress.
If they decide to replace it with a new mattress, there is a pro-rated system in place to determine how much you’ll pay. Here's how it works:
- First 2 years: free replacement
- 3-5 years: you pay 30% of the cost of a new mattress
- 6-8 years: you pay 50%
- 9-10 years: you pay 75%
For returns, you are responsible for shipping and handling costs.
It’s surprising – but not in a good way – that Yogabed decided to go with a pro-rated warranty, considering it is only for 10 years. Many other online mattress companies provide a non-prorated 10-year warranty.
Yogabed provides free shipping via FedEx to all of continental United States. They do not ship to Alaska and Hawaii or any international destination.
Shipping takes 2-6 business days. You’ll get a tracking number via email when it ships.
If you have any special shipping requests, you will want to handle them through FedEx. The only shipping request you can make directly to Yogabed is to delay shipping. Simply select your preferred fulfillment date when checking out. They won’t process your order till then.
Delivery and Setup
Your Yogabed mattress will be delivered in a compact box. The company does not offer special delivery services such as setup or taking away your old mattress.
So you have to set it up yourself. But it’s pretty easy and takes just a couple of minutes.
I recommend you have someone nearby to help you carry it inside – it's a bit heavy. The queen size weighs 80 pounds. The Cal King weighs 100 pounds.
Once in the bedroom, remove your Yogabed from the box, unroll it and let it rise to its normal shape and size.
The mattress takes an hour or so to get to full size.
You can place it on your current foundation or box spring. You can also use it on a slatted platform or an adjustable base.
Foundation and Frame
What type of bed frame/support does Yogabed require?
You can use the Yogabed mattress on any flat-surface foundation or support. This includes a box spring, platform or foundation. You don’t have to place a sheet of plywood on the foundation.
Does Yogabed work on an adjustable bed?
Yes, it does.
Care & Cleaning
Is a mattress protector needed for Yogabed?
It’s not a must, but it’s recommended to prevent spills and stains on the mattress cover.
Do you need to rotate the Yogabed mattress?
You do not need to rotate or flip the Yogabed mattress. But if you always sleep on one side you can rotate it every few months to even out the wear. Note: The layered design of the Yogabed does not allow flipping.
Aesthetics & Styling
The Yogabed has a simple, modern 2-tone design: a white textured top half and a grey lower half with a black zipper between them.
The Yogabed mattress uses a 4-layer foam design.
1” Instant Response YogaFoam
If the Yogabed makes you think about a yoga mat that’s because it's designed to feel like one. It feels firm immediately you lie on it.Then it quickly responds to your weight and sleeping position, contouring around your pressure points and holding your back firmly in a natural alignment.
Yogabed describes it as “the mattress adapting to your body and not you adapting to it.”
This layer gives the mattress bouncy latex-like feeling and counters the ‘sinky’ feeling of the memory foam underneath.
Its open-cell design ensures an always-cool sleeping surface.
2” YogaGel Cooling Memory Foam
This layer allows you to sink in comfortably into the mattress without compromising support or making it feel swampy. I’d describe it as a plush sleeping experience.
It is infused with cooling gel to boost thermal conductivity. That’s just a fancy way of saying it kicks heat out faster than traditional memory foam.
If you had sworn off memory foam mattresses because of that one mattress that slept like a furnace, this one is different. In fact, it compares very well to latex, hybrid and innerspring mattresses regarding cooling.
3” Breathable Foam Base
This layer of breathable and high-density foam forms the main support core. It provides compression support, preventing your body from sinking in too far.
It is breathable, ensuring that heat and moisture are quickly dissipated out of the mattress. This not only keeps the mattress coo, but it also prevents staleness that results from trapped sweat and body smells.This keeps your bedroom smelling fresh too.
2” Support Foam Base
This foundation layer provides further compression support and ensures your mattress lasts long without sagging.
The cover is made from a thin but tough fabric that feels soft and stays cool.
Using a zipper on the side, you can remove the cover for washing.
When you unpack your Yogabed, there will be a slight smell because of the ‘fresh’ foam. It’s a bit like a new car smell. Most people don’t notice it or will barely smell it.
The smell will dissipate in a few days. You can hurry it up along by letting the mattress air uncovered in a well-ventilated room.
The Instant Response foam layer at the top of the Yogabed is noticeably different than other foam mattresses.
I like the gentle, bouncy feel. It’s not as springy as latex or an innerspring mattress, but it will add a bit more fun for those more passionate moments.
The second memory foam layer creates a nice plush feeling.
Support is great thanks to the third and fourth high-density foam layers. They hold up your weight well whether you sleep alone or with your partner.
Overall, this is a great foam mattress that checks all the boxes.
Yogabed’s firmness is at the average level for most people recommended by sleep experts. It’s medium firm.
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the softest and ten the firmest, Yogabed is at around 6, which is slightly firmer than many other mattresses in this class.
Being a medium firm mattress, the Yogabed neither sinks in too much or too little. It sinks just enough to feel plush and contour around your body curves.
For an average person, it will sink about 4 inches under hips and shoulders and perhaps 2 inches under your back, stomach and legs.
If you sleep with a fidgety partner or pet, then you’ll like the Yogabed. The proprietary foam used in construction is good at preventing disturbances from reaching you.
You won’t be shaken awake every time your partner wakes up in the middle of the night.
Yes, it’s a memory foam mattress. Yes, memory foam is known for trapping heat.
But NO, the Yogabed doesn’t sleep hot.
To keep the heat away, Yogabed:
- uses an open-cell top layer;
- infused the second layer with cooling gel and
- used breathable foam in the base.
All to ensure you sleep cool regardless of the weather.
If you want, you can use a heating pad on cool nights. But note that adding heat will make this mattress feel softer. When you remove the heating pad, the mattress goes back to its normal firmness.
Pros and Cons
- Sleeps really cool at night
- 101-night trial period.
- Free pillows!
- An awesome fundraising program that is helping people and organizations do more good.
- Pro-rated 10-year warranty.
- No firmness choices.
- Edge support not that great.
This Mattress is Perfect for you if…
- You want a memory foam mattress that sleeps extra-cool
- You want to spend less than $500 (Twin) to $1,000 (King)
One caveat: I wouldn’t recommend Yogabed for heavier sleepers (over 300 lbs). In fact, I wouldn’t recommend most foam mattresses. Try the Big Fig mattress, instead.
If you prefer one of the two extreme ends on the comfort scale – really soft or firm –this is also not the mattress for you. Try a brand like Loom and Leaf or Nest Bedding that offer several comfort variations; or, buy a customizable mattress such as Helix or Luxi.
Memory foam mattresses have come a long way. It is no longer correct to say that all memory foam mattresses sleep hot or don’t provide enough support.
The Yogabed is a good example of a well-designed memory foam mattress that sleeps cool and gives average folks plenty of support.
Save $$ NOW on a YogaBed
You can find the Yogabed mattress on Amazon or on the official Yogabed website. You'll often find better deals on Amazon.
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