Lull Mattress Review | Is it All You Expect It To Be?

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Recently updated on November 25th, 2022 at 08:57 pm

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2022 Lull Mattress Update

The Lull mattress is the 26th mattress I have reviewed. And I have reviewed hundreds of memory foam mattresses. So, it’s safe to say I have some context in which to compare this mattress among other top bed in a box brands. I was given a queen size mattress for free to review. There’s nothing terribly unique or groundbreaking about the Lull mattress but that’s OK. The more mattresses that come online, the more choices are available to the consumer but given how it feels, I consider this an excellent mattress. I personally prefer memory foam and this is an all-foam mattress that keeps you cool without giving you a stuck feeling and is ideal for motion isolation.

Since Lull Launched in 2016 they have expanded beyond the basic 10 inch memory foam mattresses to include the new Lull Premium Mattress which included premium memory foam and the Lull Lux Hybrid Mattress which has pocket coils and gel foam. The original Lull was designed to be a universal firmness mattress while the newer version of the Lull are more refined.

Just about every online mattress brand will tout itself as being a medium firm mattress or at least having a medium firm in their offering. I found the original Lull to be a true medium feel, which makes the Lull mattress good for most sleepers.

How to Order the Lull Mattress

The ordering process is fast and easy. Just like purchasing something from Amazon or any other major online retailer, you get an order confirmation and tracking info so you know when to expect your mattress. Shipping is fast and it will arrive in a box like the one below about a week after ordering. All the Lull mattress models come with free shipping and free returns. You also get a 1 year trial and lifetime warranty.

Lull Mattress Box

Overview of the Lull Mattress

I originally reviewed the Lull when it first came out in 2015 and then again in 2016 again in 2018 and most recently 2022.  These are my findings for the 2022 version of the mattress.

Below is a video review with the Lull mattress unboxing .

When you open the box there’s a card that explains how to set up the mattress. It really doesn’t require much explanation. Just put it on your bed and open the plastic, the mattress will do the rest! It also has instructions on sharing your experience on social media to win a prize.

The mattress comes shrink-wrapped and is very easy to open. I usually place these mattresses right on the bed.

Specifications and Construction of the Lull Mattress

This is how the Lull mattress is made:

  • Top Layer
    1.5″ layer of of visoelastic gel memory foam to keep you cool
  • Middle Layer
    1.5″ transition layer of premium foam to help reduce motion transfer
  • Base Layer
    7″ high density polyurethane core for proper support and body alignment
The Lull mattress is also Certipur US Certified.

How does the Lull Mattress Feel?

Like many of the other memory foam mattress reviews I have done, the Lull mattress comes in 3 layers. A supportive base layer, a transitional layer and a top comfort layer. The Top layer is made of a gel infused cooling memory foam layer. I am really impressed with this layer. It does a great job of keeping me cool. I have slept on other mattresses with a gel cooling layer but this mattress does a better job with cooling than most.

inside of lull mattress

Below is a photo that illustrates how much the mattress will sink. The 2015 model was a little firmer. The updated 2018 Lull provides just a little more hug. A minor tweak but you can definitely feel the improvement.

Lull mattress Sink

Here’s how the layers of the Lull mattress respond.

The Lull does an excellent job with motion transfer. That’s to be expected with an all-foam mattress. While not quite as good as a Tempurpedic, being an all-foam mattress it still absorbs most motion. See how the Lull compares to Tempurpedic.

So, how durable is the Lull mattress? Here’s a video that they created which shows the mattress on the rollator which is a device to simulate years of use on a mattress. It definitely holds it’s own and will give you years of quality sleep.


How long will the Lull Mattress last?

You can expect an average lifespan of 7 years from the Lull mattress before you notice any indentations. The mattress will breakdown faster if you are a heavy person and will last longer if you weigh less. It also depends on how often you use the mattress. If it is only used occasionally, it will get a much longer lifespan.

Do You Need a Box Spring for the Lull Mattress?

A box spring is not required. This mattress just needs to be on a firm surface which can include a box spring but also a bed with slats, an adjustable bed or even the floor.

How Does the Lull Mattress compare to the Purple Mattress?

The Lull mattress is a memory foam mattress and will have a softer feel. The Purple mattress has a grid at the top layer and will also feel soft but not as cozy. The Purple mattress will sleep cooler than the Lull mattress but a big complaint of the Purple mattress is that people can feel the grid and it sleeps too cool to be comfortable.

Can the Lull Mattress be Used on an adjustable Bed?

Yes. The Lull can be used on any adjustable bed. Because it is all foam it works well to contour when the bed rises.

Who is the Lull Mattress For?

I recommend the Lull mattress for side sleepers and combination sleepers. Stomach sleepers may want a mattress with a little more support in the middle and should go with the Lull Hybrid instead. The Lull Premium is great for dedicated side sleepers since it is a softer mattress but may sleep hot due to the extra sinking, while the original Lull is great for back sleepers.

I recommend the original lull mattress for average weight sleepers. Heavy sleepes should choose the Lull Original Premium or Lull Hybrid since it will give them better support.

Conclusion and Recommendations for the Lull Mattress

The Lull mattress is one of my favorite mattresses so far. I did not expect to be impressed with this mattress. I thought that I had tried them all and this was just a knock off. Through my Lull mattress review, I was pleasantly surprised. Memory foam can be created with varying levels of densities and layers that interact with each other. There is a new trend to blend foams with cooling gel and other materials to enhance the sleep experience. Lull created the right combination of densities, layering and cooling materials that makes for an awesome mattress.

Don’t just take my word for it. Many people have posted on Reddit that they love their Lull mattress and it a top pick among most mattress Redditors.

If you’re at all confused about which mattress to buy and you are new to memory foam, I recommend purchasing the Lull. They have a generous 365 night trial where if you don’t like it within 1 year of purchasing, you can return it for a full refund. So there’s no risk in it and chances are you will love it and save hundreds over what is available in mattress stores. This mattress strikes a very good balance of softness and support. Rather than trying and returning dozens of mattresses, you can make a smart choice by going with the Lull.



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22 thoughts on “Lull Mattress Review | Is it All You Expect It To Be?”

  1. How does it compare to the alexander mattress? i had a leesa which was too soft and a tuft and needle that was nice at first but became too soft, in a hard way.

  2. Chrissy paul says:

    I have kyphosis , a serious back issue and I am looking for a new mattress. Any suggestions ?

  3. Hi Libby,

    Thank you for your interest in our mattress. I’m one of the sleep experts with Lull and wanted to make sure you had your question answered.

    The Alexander Mattress comes in different feel configurations so the differences may vary slightly based on which specific model you’re looking at. For the purposes of this exercise, I’ll use their “Alexander Medium” model as a point of reference.

    The first difference is the price. As of 3/24/2016, the Alexander Medium is $899.00 for their Twin size, which is their lowest priced model. Compare that with the twin sized Lull which is $550.00 regular price (with no shipping fees or tax in most of the United States).

    Compositionally, there are also differences. I’ll provide the specs for both mattresses before proceeding:

    Here are Alexander Medium’s specs. This is right off their website:
    “The Medium consists of:
    1.5″ soft quilted cover
    3″ of 4 lb Gel Memory Foam
    2″ of 4lb Visco SmartFlow Foam
    6″ 1.8 density solid Edge Support Base layer.”

    The Lull is composed of:
    1.5′ of gel-infused viscoelastic (memory) foam
    1.5′ of conventional foam
    7′ of polyurethane foam

    In terms of feel, I’m reluctant to make claims for you in either direction. Feel is a very subjective criteria and is difficult to assert one way or the other. For example, what might be too soft for you may be too firm for another.

    A better thing to do, given your history with our competitors, may be to continue researching and giving mattresses a try until you find the one that is best for you. As you can see by our mattress’s composition, there are no frills to our design. We have a top layer to provide cushion and cooling, a second layer to provide support for the body’s natural positions, and a third layer to provide a durable foundation for the mattress. Simple.

    If this is something you would like further assistance with, our sleep experts are happy to assist you. Our number is 1-800-301-5845 and we are available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends PST.

    We hope to ensure you have your questions answered.


  4. Hi Chrissy,

    I’m writing to you on behalf of the sleep experts with Lull. Thank you for your interest in our company.

    With any medical condition, a good first step is to speak with your physician to figure out what your needs may be and what opportunities and benefits the right mattress may give you. Of course, we can give you examples of customers from different backgrounds who have had great experiences with Lull, but the mattress is not a medical device.

    If you would like us to discuss your issue with you and see how Lull may become a part of your life, please feel free to give us a call. Our number is 1-800-301-5845 and we are available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

    We hope to hear from you.


  5. Christine Piel says:

    What is the differences between ghostbed and lull? I believe you have rated both?

    1. The GhostBed has a layer of latex while the Lull is all foam. The Lull is also a bit softer than the GhostBed.

  6. Ben, I recently ordered a Lull and its a little to firm for me. I’m looking for more of a tempur pedic hug/sink feel. Can you recommend a couple of mattresses that might fit the bill at a similar price point to the Lull? Or, if there are none at that price can you recommend the least expensive of those that match the tempur pedic feel? Thanks!

    1. If you want more sink like a Tempurpedic, I recommend the Novosbed.

  7. Help… seriously, help.

    We have an m7 Sleep Number and it -still- isn’t soft enough for me, even at a setting of 15, which boggles most people.

    We’ve owned every type of mattress, foam, spring, air. None of them are soft enough. Seriously, people do NOT understand how SOFT of a mattress I need.

    I’m about 5’5″ and 129 lbs, which I know is an iffy weight zone for memory foam, as it can not offer good sink for lighter people. My husband is a VERY unsound sleeper and so reducing motion transfer it very, very important. I’m very sensitive to all senses. It has to be quiet where I sleep, I have to use a sleep mask or it isn’t dark enough.

    I wake up frequently with uncomfortably dead limbs, stiff back, hip pain, and a general feeling of having slept on a board. I tend to do better when we have a huge, fluffy mattress topper, but those go flat. I flatten pillows after about a month and then don’t sleep well. I need everything to be the softest, most pillowy quality possible. My mother has always compared me to the princess from Princess and the Pea, if that tells you anything.

    I also tend to be freezing cold when I go to bed and burning hot when I wake up, even if the temperature is the same. If we cool the room too much, though, the stiffness problem is even worse, as it feeling a sinus headache.

    I really don’t know what to do. I never, never sleep well except if I take a heavy dose of sleep aid. Then I tend to wake up less stiff and more rested.

    What mattress do you recommend?

    1. I would give the Endy mattress a try. It’s definitely on the softer side and cradles very nicely.

  8. Hi Ben, would. You recommend the lull or a cocoon? I do want a soft mattress. But both look great in your review!

    1. Between the two I would go with the Cocoon soft

  9. says:

    I was wondering what is best for a side sleeper with crookneck body pain and a back sleeper with the same problems?

  10. Hello, I have a tempur pedic cloud, about 4 years old. I’m also pushing 300 lbs, and my wife is about 135. I have lower back issues and often wake up with pain in my lower back. Do I need a firmer mattress, and if yes, what would you recommend? I am considering Lull, and Amerisleep Liberty. What do you recommend?

    1. Yes, in my experience a firmer mattress would definitely help. You may want to go a bit firmer than the Lull.

  11. Coming off a conventional pillow-top, firm queen size, now at 15 years old and with a depression formed in the center. I am just 150 pounds @ 5’10”, and sleep on side and back. I have never tried a memory mattress so have no idea how I would like it. Worth the risk here? Much thanks.

    1. Yes absolutely. Lull has a generous free trial period so there’s no risk in trying it out.

  12. My lull mattress holds in heat, I sleep really hot.
    It’s really firm but that’s okay.
    Love my lull.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Lull vs Brentwood cypress 13?

    1. Sleep Sherpa says:

      The Lull is going to feel a little softer and more responsive than the Cypress. I think the Lull is a good bet that will appeal to most sleepers.

  14. I’ve had my mattress about 7 months and have notice that it’s starting to make skweeking sounds when I get in and out of my bed. Very annoying in the middle of the night when everything is quiet. Is anyone experiencing the same problem. I’m still financing and not happy with my situation.

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