Tuft And Needle Mattress Review

Tuft And Needle Mattress Review Consumer Reports Top Pick!

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Welcome to a new era in mattress shopping. The days of going to a mattress store, lying on dozens of beds for 10 minutes each and being thoroughly confused with names, models, features, fillings and warranties are over. There are new online start-ups, including Tuft & Needle, that are disrupting the mattress industry and doing a phenomenal job!

Tempurpedic was the first company to introduce consumers to memory foam. For years Tempurpedic was the only game in town until slowly other companies started getting in the memory foam game. However, prices didn’t change all that much and if they did, there was a big sacrifice in quality. Fast forward a decade and there are now all sorts of online mattress companies emerging that are proving to be a quality mattress.

Tuft & Needle is the first online bed start-up company bed that I have tested. For context, I have been through dozen’s of beds looking for the right amount of support and comfort and so far have not been 100% with any of my mattresses to date. I currently sleep on a king size organic latex mattress from Savvy Rest which is a great mattress but cost me over $3,000. For comparison, you can get a king size Tuft & Needle mattress for $500 including delivery!

Below is my experience with Tuft & Needle from the ordering process to how it sleeps.

Your mattress will arrive shipped in a box like the one below.

tuft and needle box

Here’s what it looks like right out of the box.

tuft and needle roll packed

Overview of the Tuft and Needle Mattress

What irritates me most about mattress shopping is the over abundance of choices. There’s so many options that you end up getting analysis paralysis. With Tuft & Needle, they only make 1 mattress. No different levels of firmness, no pillows, sheets or other accessories. Why should you be satisfied with only 1 choice? Well, for starters, it allows Tuft & Needle to focus on making 1 really exceptional product instead of multiple mediocre ones. Additionally, if for any reason you don’t like the mattress, they offer a 30 day no hassle return. And really the return process couldn’t be simpler. According to their website, you can donate it to a local charity and then send them your receipt as proof for a full refund. No need to ship back to the company:

To return your mattress, we work together to donate it to a local charity or non-profit. It’s that easy. Once your mattress is donated, send us a scanned or photographed copy of your donation receipt via email and we’ll process your refund in full.

We’re experts at finding donation locations. If you’re unsure of where to donate or need help, just let us know by phone or email [email protected]; we’d be happy to help find places! If we can’t find a donation location, then we’ll coordinate with a 3rd party pickup service free of charge.

The order form is literally 1 page and you just enter your name address and credit card info. You then get follow up confirmation and tracking information (shipped via fedex). It took about 1 week from hitting “order” to the mattress arriving at my doorstep. Tuft and Needle is headquartered out of Phoenix so if you’re in the area, you can test out their bed by making an appointment on their website and going to their local showroom.

Construction of the Tuft and Needle

Below are the construction details of the mattress showing the benefits of each piece.

tuft and needle construction

How Much Does the Tuft and Needle Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices of the mattress as of this writing.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$350
Twin XL$395
Full$495
Queen$595
King$750
California King$750

My Tuft and Needle Findings

This mattress is a bit on the firmer end of the spectrum. You won’t get a lot of sink with this mattress. Here’s a picture of how much sink you get using my 14 lb. bowling ball.

tuft and needle sinkI tossed my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to see how much give it has. See below

Here’s a look at the inside of the mattress. As you can see it measures 10 inches thick.

As you can see below you still get great contouring with the comfort layer.

tuft bowling ball

The video below shows how each layer reacts.

How does it feel to sleep on a Tuft and Needle Mattress?

I had my first night’s sleep on the Tuft and Needle mattress 3 days ago. This may sound funny but I didn’t sleep well the first night because I couldn’t get over how comfortable it is! It is like sleeping on a marshmallow, not that I’ve ever slept on one but I can imagine this is how it would feel. Like I said I’m primarily a side sleeper and the Tuft&Needle mattress was perfect for it!

There are some reviews online saying the mattress is too firm but I couldn’t disagree more. In fact, it feels a little than my organic latex bed from Savvy Rest. I’m a side/stomach sleeper so I’m a bit more finicky than a back sleeper in terms of need for softness. I have been waking up each time with absolutely no neck or hip soreness. You sink into the bed but it bounces back and rolls with you as opposed to a typical memory foam mattress that takes time to regain its shape.

Check out the Consumer Reports Tuft and Needle Mattress review. Consumer reports ranks the Tuft and Needle above 37 other memory foam mattresses rated! It is rated higher than the Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme.

I had my wife and daughter take naps on the bed and they both love how it feels. My 7-year-old daughter wanted to replace it with her old mattress right away.

I honestly see no downside to giving this mattress a try. It is unlike anything I have tested out in the stores and the quality is right up there with mattresses costing at least twice as much. It is the highest reviewed mattress on Amazon right now with 757 customer reviews which says something. Given their generous and hassle-free return policy, I strongly recommend giving this mattress a try.

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Luxi Mattress Review: The feels the deal 10

Luxi Mattress Review: The Feels the Deal

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I received a free Luxi mattress for review. Luxi takes the risk out of buying a mattress online and has brought something truly unique to the market that has put them ahead of the pack. Luxi is one mattress that you can adjust to soft, medium or firm. Anytime.

The Luxi is actually 9 mattresses in 1. That’s because if you buy a queen or king, the layers can be configured to be soft, medium or firm, on each side, for each sleeper. It’s not complicated and feels great. Luxi’s value is in the feel and the technology. If you’re looking to buy a mattress online, you get versatility with latex AND memory foam at a great price.

Take this example below with the Sleep Number mattress

luxi

On the left is Luxi mattress and on the right is the Sleep Number Bed CSE model which is their entry-level model. As you can see the Luxi is about $600 cheaper and gives you all of the benefits of an adjustable bed. With the Sleep Sherpa Luxi coupon code, it becomes even less.

Ordering and Unboxing the Luxi Mattress

The Luxi ordering process is fast and easy just like the other bed in a box reviews I have done. It arrives in a box at your doorstep in about a week and is ready to sleep on that night. Aside from the design of the mattress they completely break away from the pack on their trial period. Luxi has a 100 night trial period where you can return it.

Here’s how the Luxi works:

The Unique Construction of the Luxi Mattress

The Luxi mattress has 3 layers, dunlop latex and two types of foam. What I call a traditional memory foam layer and what Luxi calls a “balancing layer”.

Below is a picture of the Luxi balancing layer also known as the SBT  (support balancing technology) element.

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This is the most interesting layer and it is different than all of the others I have slept on. It is definitely soft and is designed to collapse when you lay directly on it. What you get though is a soft yet supportive mattress that is extremely breathable given all the room for air flow in between the columns.

According to the Luxi, the SBT (Support Balancing Technology) element came in response to customer demands for softer and still softer mattress surfaces.  Unfortunately, if the surface is made softer and softer by adding more and more layers of softer materials, soon the mattress becomes non-supportive, sagging and mushy.  So LuxiSleep delved into some of the other physical dimensions of softness and by doing so created a unique feeling and extremely soft surface that, because the support balancing point was moved closer to the top surface, continued to provide underlying support.  SBT provides an extremely soft surface without diminishing the underlying support (good for lying down – either side lying or supine – posture).

This is analogous to some of my favorite pillows. They are made of a shredded foam or latex that collapses but also provide support. So your perception of softness is enhanced while still getting the firmness you need for proper spine alignment.

Below is a video of it in action.

My Luxi Mattress Experience

What I like most about this mattress is its versatility. Buying a mattress online is a bit of a leap of faith considering the cost and size of the product. I do my best to give you a sense of how a mattress will feel compared to store brands and other online mattresses but you may still be hesitant. Luxi drastically reduces this risk because one of the 3 Luxi feels will most likely be right for you.
This mattress is a great pick for couples sleeping together that have different sleep preferences. Plus, your firmness preference may changes over time, Luxi will accommodate those changes.  The firmest setting is the base foam layer which is quite firm and the softest is the SBT layer which contours very well and has great breathability. 
Luxi has great edge support. The SBT element ends up delivering a edge support unlike most memory foam mattresses. When you sit on the edge of the bed the buckling column collapses under you seat so you sink back instead of forward like most memory foam mattresses. There is also a border of firm foam along the edge so that you can sleep on the whole mattress without feeling like you will fall off. This is the second most common complaint I hear among memory foam mattress consumers, heat retention being the first.  Luxi solves both of these problems.
Below are videos to illustrate the firmness and bounce you will notice with each layer. Because each side of the queen and king size mattresses are separate, motion transfer is greatly reduced.

Firm Layer

The photo below illustrates how much sink you get with the firm layer, not much!

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Medium (latex layer is on top)

Sinkage in the firm layer is consistent with the majority of mattresses I have reviewed.

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Soft (softest layer is on top also known as the SBT layer)

The SBT layer sinks considerably but what is remarkable is that it still will give you excellent support where you need it.

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The mattress measures about 10 inches deep which is standard for a foam mattress. It will fit any standard sheets you purchase.

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The Luxi makes for an extremely verstaile bed. That’s because it’s so easy to customize to a sleeper’s firmness preferences. Each firmness setting has a unique feel.

The medium firm where the dunlop latex layer is on top provides great support and feels similar to the GhostBed. However, unlike some of the competitors, you can configure the Luxi. But beyond that, you really are in for a treat by sleeping on the SBT layer. It is a one of a kind experience that no other mattress offers.

The Luxi Bedrooom

Luxi has recently introduced a bedframe and pillows that will complement your Luxi mattress. The bed frame is sturdy and looks great without the need for a box spring or bed skirt. The pillow also has a nice down like feel and are designed to work with the Luxi mattress.

Here’s a video overview of the new offerings from Luxi

 

My Luxi Mattress Recommendation

If you are looking for versatility and customization, this is your mattress. Often partners have different firmness preferences and the Luxi is a novel way to get the firmness you want. It is very easy to switch out the layers. It took me about 5 minutes to make an adjustment to either side of the mattress.  The founder of this company, David, is known for his innovation in the industry and he has taken his decades of mattress knowledge and put it into the Luxi.

As I write this we are in the midst of an online mattress bubble. There are many new companies flooding the market that are very similar to each other. Luxi has brought something truly unique to market that has put them ahead of the pack.

Luxi also created #sleep4change which allows customers to choose which charity a portion of their purchase will go to.

At Luxi we created the #Sleep4Change movement because sleep is an activity that we do every night that is so close to our heart! WE ALL LOVE SLEEP! What if every night a portion of that night’s sleep was donated to a cause we let our customers select? What if our product could be a vehicle to support our individual customers causes with a contribution to something they so deeply cared about!!! 

Learn more about Luxi

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Helix Mattress Review

Helix Mattress Review

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I received a free Helix mattress for review. The Helix mattress is a completely new take on the mattress in a box concept. Instead of going with a one mattress fits all approach, they focus on customization. So much so that you fill out a questionnaire regarding body type and sleep preferences before you place an order. This hyper-customization can be done for each side of the bed if you order a queen or king size mattress so that you and your partner get the optimal feel for your needs.

Helix was started out of similar frustrations with the mattress industry. Instead of creating another mattress in a box, this company sought to address the competing needs of partners who sleep on the same mattress.

Overview of the Helix Mattress

Here’s a video of me unboxing the new 2017 version of the Helix Mattress

 

Ordering the Helix Mattress

Ordering a Helix mattress is a fun and engaged process. You actually fill out a questionnaire before you place your order. Helix teamed up with some PhD researchers who are experts in biomechanics to develop ideal mattress specifications for particular body types and sleep preferences that are reflected in the questionnaire. Here’s a snapshot of the beginning of the questionnaire:

Helix Mattress Quiz

Further into the questionnaire each person will answer questions about sleeping hot, firmness preferences, etc.  Finally, if the mattress is for 2 people, you will have the option of a transition between each mattress where the foam more gradually transitions to the other preference. Or, a split which means each side of the mattress is pushed together. I chose the transition and found that with the initial opening there was a slight dip where the mattress transitioned but that wet away after a few days.

Helix now offers financing so you can enjoy your mattress now and pay it off over time through Affirm. You can pay off the mattress in 3, 6 or 12 payments.

Construction of the Helix Mattress

The Helix Sleep system is made of 3 different layers. Foam, and micro coils which are small springs.

Foam:

2″ Helix Dynamic Foam
2″ High-Grade Polyfoam (comfort layers)
4″ High-Grade Polyfoam (base layers)

Coils:

  • 2.4″ Pocketed Microcoils
  • ILD: 18

These 3 ingredients are then customized based on your inputs in the initial questionnaire

personalize-hero

Below is a picture I took when I visited the Helix headquarters in New York City that shows the 3 layers:

helix insides

My Helix Mattress Recommendation

The Helix mattress has a great range of firmness and even on the firm setting will provide good pressure relief. The pocket coils provide a subtle pushback that will give you the support you need.

Here’s a picture of the inside of the Helix. Below is the soft side of the helix.

Helix Soft

Below is the firm side of the helix which is part of the same mattress above.

Helix Firm

 

The video below shows motion transfer on the soft side of the Helix mattress.

Here’s another video on the other side of the same Helix mattress which is the firm side.

Below is a picture of how much the mattress will sink. As you can see the left side is considerably firmer than the right.

Helix Softness

This mattress does a great job with motion transfer and also temperature regulation. Looking at the photo below you’ll notice that the right side looks a bit different in terms of pattern color. In the survey I asked for my side to be cooler than my wife’s side. You can see that there is some sort of cooling gel layer that was added to my side to accommodate this need.

Helix Soft

Here’s a quick video of the micro coils

My Helix Mattress Recommendation

If you are looking for a mattress to accommodate sleepers with very different sleep preferences, this is the ticket. The owners of Helix Sleep are committed to delivering a personalized sleep experience that is backed by science not sales copy. That alone should be reason enough to give them a try. Their generous trial period will give you time to see if they got it right!

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Tuft And Needle Mattress Review Consumer Reports Top Pick!

Editor’s Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. For full details visit the disclosures page.

Welcome to a new era in mattress shopping. The days of going to a mattress store, lying on dozen’s of beds for 10 minutes each and being thoroughly confused with names, models, features, fillings and warranties are over. There are new online start-ups, including Tuft & Needle, that are disrupting the mattress industry and doing a phenomenal job!

Tempurpedic was the first company to introduce consumers to memory foam. For years Tempurpedic was the only game in town until slowly other companies started getting in the memory foam game. However, prices didn’t change all that much and if they did, there was a big sacrifice in quality. Fast forward a decade and there are now all sorts of online mattress companies emerging that are proving to be a quality mattresses.

Tuft & Needle is the first online bed start-up company bed that I have tested. For context, I have been through dozen’s of beds looking for the right amount of support and comfort and so far have not been 100% with any of my mattresses to date. I currently sleep on a king size organic latex mattress from Savvy Rest which is a great mattress but cost me over $3,000. For comparison, you can get a king size Tuft & Needle mattress for $500 including delivery!

Below is my experience with Tuft & Needle from the ordering process to how it sleeps.

Ordering the Tuft and Needle Mattress

What irritates me most about mattress shopping is the over abundance of choices. There’s so many options that you end up getting analysis paralysis. With Tuft & Needle, they only make 1 mattress. No different levels of firmness, no pillows, sheets or other accessories. Why should you be satisfied with only 1 choice? Well, for starters, it allows Tuft & Needle to focus on making 1 really exceptional product instead of multiple mediocre ones. Additionally, if for any reason you don’t like the mattress, they offer a 30 day no hassle return. And really the return process couldn’t be simpler. According to their website, you can donate it to a local charity and then send them your receipt as proof for a full refund. No need to ship back to the company:

To return your mattress, we work together to donate it to a local charity or non-profit. It’s that easy. Once your mattress is donated, send us a scanned or photographed copy of your donation receipt via email and we’ll process your refund in full.

We’re experts at finding donation locations. If you’re unsure of where to donate or need help, just let us know by phone or email [email protected]; we’d be happy to help find places! If we can’t find a donation location, then we’ll coordinate with a 3rd party pickup service free of charge.

The order form is literally 1 page and you just enter your name address and credit card info. You then get follow up confirmation and tracking information (shipped via fedex). It took about 1 week from hitting “order” to the mattress arriving at my doorstep. Tuft and Needle is headquartered out of Phoenix so if you’re in the area, you can test out their bed by making an appointment on their website and going to their local showroom.

Unboxing the Tuft and Needle Mattress

Below is a video of me unpacking the Tuft & Needle mattress. I received  full sized mattress because it fits well on my Lovesac Sactional couch which I use to test beds. Unpacking super easy. For context, the box containing the full size mattress weighs about 50 lbs. so it’s fairly easy to drag into your bedroom for setup and there’s not much packaging left over after you’re done.

 

Findings of the Tuft and Needle Mattress

I tossed my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to see how much give it has. See below

Here are some pictures to illustrate the softness of the Tuft and Needle Mattress

Tuft and needle softness

And another one…

Tuft and Needle firmness

How does it feel to sleep on a Tuft and Needle Mattress?

I had my first night’s sleep on the Tuft and Needle mattress 3 days ago. This may sound funny but I didn’t sleep well the first night because I couldn’t get over how comfortable it is! It is like sleeping on a marshmallow, not that I’ve ever slept on one but I can imagine this is how it would feel. Like I said I’m primarily a side sleeper and the Tuft&Needle mattress was perfect for it!

There are some reviews online saying the mattress is too firm but I couldn’t disagree more. In fact, it feels a little than my organic latex bed from Savvy Rest. I’m a side/stomach sleeper so I’m a bit more finicky than a back sleeper in terms of need for softness. I have been waking up each time with absolutely no neck or hip soreness. You sink into the bed but it bounces back and rolls with you as opposed to a typical memory foam mattress that takes time to regain its shape.

Check out the Consumer Reports Tuft and Needle Mattress review. Consumer reports ranks the Tuft and Needle above 37 other memory foam mattresses rated! It is rated higher than the Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme.

I had my wife and daughter take naps on the bed and they both love how it feels. My 7 year old daughter wanted to replace it with her old mattress right away.

I honestly see no downside to giving this mattress a try. It is unlike anything I have tested out in the stores and the quality is right up there with mattresses costing at least twice as much. It is the highest reviewed mattress on Amazon right now with 757 customer reviews which says something. Given their generous and hassle free return policy, I strongly recommend giving this mattress a try.

UPDATE JUNE 6, 2015

Having owned this mattress for almost 3 months, I would say that this is a good mattress for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers can be the most finicky when it comes to comfort and the level for firmness of the Tuft & Needle is perfect!


Shop Tuft and Needle

Disclosure: We aim to highlight products and services you might find interesting, and if you buy them, we may get a small share of the revenue. I do not have an affiliate relationship with Tuft & Needle.