Nolah Evolution Mattress

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The Nolah Evolution mattress is a plush hybrid mattress that incorporates some of the best mattress technology available. It is designed to perfectly cradle and support side sleepers so that they can sleep all night without feeling the need to constantly change positions. And, if you sleep in the same position all night or most of the night, you want to make sure you don’t get too hot and the Nolah Evolution has you covered with their cooling euro top cover that is soft but cool to the touch. This mattress comes in a little higher priced than some of the other hybrids on the market but in this case, you certainly get what you pay for. It’s a great choice for dedicated side sleepers who have trouble with sleeping hot and want maximum pressure relief.

Overview of the Nolah Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview from unboxing to my final thoughts.

Ordering the Nolah Evolution Mattress

You can order directly from the Nolah website. The mattress should arrive about a week after placing your order and arrive in a box. This is a really heavy mattress so you will need 2 people to get it into your bedroom but thankfully you don’t have to wait for the delivery person. It will be dropped off at your doorstep by FedEx or UPS.

How Much Does the Nolah Evolution Cost?

Below are the prices of as of this writing and with the current $700 discount. Make sure you check their website for the latest prices and discounts.

SizeRetail PriceWith $800 Discount
Twin$1,799$999
Twin XL$1,899$1,099
Full$2,099$1,299
Queen$2,299$1,499
King$2,399$1,599
California King$2,399$1,599

Construction of the Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress

Below are the construction details as listed on the Nolah website.

nolah evolution construction

My Nolah Evolution 15 Findings

Here’s what the mattress looked like right when I unboxed it. A lot of time mattresses in a box will still look wrinkly or flat. This one sprung to life and looked great within minutes. I also found that there wasn’t all that much off-gassing. You could sleep on this mattress the same day after unboxing assuming you unbox it in the morning or early afternoon.

Nolah Evolution Unboxed

There are lots of great features with this mattress and one of them is handles. Because it is so heavy, they do come in handy if you want to rotate or move the mattress. The stitching is heavy-duty and they will hold up through multiple moves.

nolah evolution handle

What stood out most to me is the pillowtop. This is the kind of feel you get with a higher quality mattress. Pillowtops can be trick though. If you get one too soft, you are prone to sinking in too much and potentially rolling towards your partner at night. This will lead both of you towards a crater in the middle of the bed. That’s not the case with this mattress though. You certainly sink in but the spring system underneath is designed to prevent you from rolling towards each other.

nolah sinkage

Here I am sleeping on my side. As you can see the alignment here is great. I have wider shoulders since I am tall but what’s important is that my hips are well supported while I can still sink into the mattress.

nolah evolution side sleeping

This mattress is also suitable for back sleeping. I am not quite as flat as I would be with a firmer mattress but I definitely wasn’t uncomfortable and if I want to be flatter I could get a thinner pillow. That said, I don’t recommend this mattress for stomach sleepers. Because it has a thicker pillowtop it won’t provide optimal support.

Nolah back sleeping

Here’s a look inside the mattress. What you don’t see is the padding inside the pillowtop which makes up another layer. You can see the graphite-infused foam in gray and the high-density foam underneath. The final layer is a firm layer of foam that borders the entire mattress to provide good side support. I think this was a great choice because rather than springs, the foam can be made even firmer so you can sleep right up to the edge without feeling like you will roll off.

nolah evolution inside

Final Thoughts on the Nolah Evolution

Creating a good side sleeper mattress is tricky. I have found over the years reviewing mattresses that a hybrid, spring and foam mattress is your best bet. But within that category, you need to figure your optimal balance of soft vs support. Everybody is different and I think the Nolah Evolution will appeal to side sleepers that prefer a plush feel that is designed to sleep cool without sinking in too much.

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4 thoughts on “Nolah Evolution Mattress Review”

  1. We’ve side sleepers who are struggling to find a mattress that’s soft enough to allow our shoulders and hips to sink in. We tried the soft Winkbed and found it way too firm, and now we’re testing the Nolah Evolution. It’s a little softer, but still too firm (and your side sleeping picture appears to me to show that your shoulders don’t sink in enough to keep your spine straight either). I’m starting to think that I’m doomed to sleep on a mattress that’s firm as my patio. Do you have suggestions for a hybrid mattress that’s actually soft? Do they exist?

    1. What did you think of Saatva Plush of Dreamcloud Premier?

    2. Hi Daniel – I am assuming you tried the “plush” Nolah Evolution? I am having the same problem but I got the WinkBed luxury firm thinking that the “softer” would make me sink too much, but it is way too hard. I was thinking about trying the Nolah Plush next, so I was curious if they had that option when you tried Nolah.

      1. Nolah didn’t have a plush option when we bought ours. We’re still looking for the right mattress, so we’ll have to consider the plush version as an option. We haven’t tried either the Saatva Plush (it’s impossible to find a review of the plush version to know exactly how plush it is) or the Dreamcloud Premier (based on the reviews, it’s too firm).

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