What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

Hybrid mattresses are popular among the choices available in the bedding industry these days. As the name suggests, these are made by designing hybrids of other well-known types of mattresses. This maximizes the overall sleeping benefits for the user while cutting down on their negatives as much as possible.

After all, you require about a good seven to nine hours of sleep each day as per the studies of National Sleep Foundation. And a mattress with good build ensures the time you spent sleeping isn’t troublesome.

In addition to the Hybrid make, memory foam is something that’s widely available in the market when it comes to the mattress options. But what actually makes hybrid mattress what it claims to be, why you have to consider going for it and how is it different from the memory foam mattress – if these are the questions you have in your mind, keep reading along.

Because we are going to talk about everything there is that you have to know about hybrid mattresses – right from their pros and cons, to the durability and the amount you can pay to buy one.

What is a hybrid mattress?

Once again, like the word ‘Hybrid’ suggests, these mattresses are made from a combination of two things. Usually, these mattresses refer to the ones made with foam and innerspring, which is a blend of both traditional and much modern mattresses.

Hybrid mattresses’ core generally comprises of inner springs that are pocketed for the foundation, while the upper layer is more of a comfort layer, and is made with memory foam. This could be about 1.5 inches deep, or maybe even more. Some hybrid mattress might use latex foams instead of memory foam for the comfort layers.

One must also make a note that ‘hybrid’ mattress is used more like a marketing term these days. But for a mattress to be genuinely a hybrid one, there must be a combination of both coil support, and memory/latex foam as core and comfort layers respectively. If there’s the only usage of memory and latex foam, without the innerspring, it cannot be perceived as a real hybrid, even though it is a combination of two different materials.

What are the components of a hybrid mattress bed?

An average hybrid mattress bed comprises of these layers:

  1. A base layer: This layer is usually made of foam and is placed beneath the core layer to provide extra support, stability, and padding to the mattress. The layer is about 1 inch in height and is likely to be made of polyurethane.
  2. A coil support core: A layer of about 6 to 7 inches tall, which makes up for the bulk of the mattress’s height. As mentioned above, this core layer is usually made of pocketed coil springs to provide better comfort and minimize the motion transfer.
  3. A comfort layer: Now, this layer is made of either memory or latex foam, or maybe even both. This decision, along with the ratio and height of the layer is made by the manufacturer of the mattress. But ideally, the comfort layer should be about 3 to 4 inches. It may also have an additional gel content or copper elements to increase breathability and cooling aspect of the mattress.
  4. An optional pillow-top or Euro-top layer: Although not a compulsory layer, some manufacturers like to have an additional layer sewn with a gap between the space for the pillow and the comfort layer. This makes it look as if there’s a mattress latched onto the pillow. They can be about 1 to 2 inches in height and are usually made from any of the materials like memory foam, latex foam, cotton, wool, polyfoam, or fiberfill.

In addition to the usual layers that make for the height of the mattress and particular layers that stand individually, the density and ILD can be two other things that people should make a note of while shopping for a mattress. Additionally, the coil count, as well as the gauge of the core, can help you assess if you’re making a right choice.

Density: It is simply calculated as a measure of the amount of compression that a mattress can hold while still supporting the sleeper the way it should. The density of a mattress is measured in pounds per cubic foot. Exceptional contouring and motion isolation can be provided by density foam of higher grade but tends to take a while to recover its shape. Using a lower quality foam gives you quick shape recovery, however, has lesser motion isolation and contouring. Whereas a medium quality foam is somewhere amidst the both.

These density levels vary from foam to foam. While the memory foam provides a density of around 2.5 to 3.9 pounds per each cubic foot on a lower end, and up to 5.5 for a higher grade foam, Poly foam’s density ranges anything between 1.9 to 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, based on the quality.

ILD: ILD means Indentation Load Deflection. This is used to measure the mattress’ firmness. The more the ILD count, the firmer the bed, which means you will experience minor contouring. And similar to density levels, even the ILD count depends on the kind of foam. On the ILD scale, a memory foam layer scores anywhere between 8 to 20, while the latex is between 15 and 40. If you’re an overweight sleeper or a stomach sleeper, then a mattress with higher ILD score can be ideal for you, as it gives the least contouring. On the other hand, lower ILD score mattresses are best for the side sleepers and users with lighter weight.

Coil Count: Unlike the density and ILD scores, coil count is something that helps you determine the lifespan of a mattress. The higher the coil count, the longer a mattress is durable. And if you get a mattress with a lower coil count, you might have to replace the one sooner than you expected.

Gauge: It is nothing but the measure of the thickness of the coils that are pocketed into the core of the mattress. The higher the level of the gauge, the thinner the coils of your mattress are. The gauge of the core can range anything between 12 to 18 on thicker and thinner ends respectively.

How is the sleeping experience on a hybrid mattress?

A good hybrid mattress can provide the sleeper with contouring like that of a memory foam bed, but only a degree lesser. Unlike the memory foams which gives you a feeling of hug-the-mattress, hybrid mattresses don’t make you feel like you’re trapped inside the mattress. Perhaps, this is why a lot of people turn to the hybrid mattress as opposed to its counterpart.

The mattress gives you an ideal amount of contouring, while the pocketed coils don’t let the heat retain within. These pocketed coils also give you a bouncier feeling and at the same time, provides you with an excellent isolation of the motion. This doesn’t bother you even when the people you share with the bed shift their positions or get out of the bed.

Different hybrid mattresses feel different, owing to the difference in the ratio levels of latex and memory foam layers. But fortunately, you can choose what works best for you by trying them out in the stores.

Pros & Cons of Hybrid Mattress

The features and experience of sleeping on a hybrid mattress might be enticing. But let me tell you, not everything is perfect. And like other mattresses, even a hybrid bed comes with its own set of pros and cons.

Pros Cons
Gives better contouring than innerspring and latex mattresses Expensive
Cooler sleeping surface Off-gassing order in initially
Bouncy Shorter life span if there’s more polyfoam
Better motion isolation Heavy and difficult to move
Availability of various firmness levels

Now, let’s talk about them in detail.

Pros of a Hybrid Mattress

Better Contouring

When compared to the mattresses made of innerspring and latex, they have remarkable contouring. This enables a better alignment of the spine, especially if you’re a side sleeper. And at the same time, it retains the goodness of these mattresses, like bounciness.

Cooler sleeping surface

All thanks to the pocketed coils in the core, which comes with enhanced cooling aspects, you don’t feel hot while sleeping on the hybrid mattress. These coils ensure breathability and air-circulation throughout.

Bouncy

As I mentioned earlier, the mattress offers perfect bounce, and with least noise and motion transfer issues. This proves the mattress ideal for people sharing the bed, especially couples.

Better motion isolation

The usage of more than one foam layer gives the mattress better isolation of motion than many other variants available in the market. So, don’t worry about being disturbed by your partner or your pet while you’re taking that nap or having a good night’s sleep after a tiresome day.

Availability of various firmness levels

Owing to the usage of both latex and memory foams, that too in different aspects of ratio, you get to have a multitude of firmness levels to choose from when it comes to hybrid mattresses. Since various manufacturers make different decisions about the ratio and height of the layers, you can decide what works for you, after doing a mattress test at the store.

Cons of a hybrid mattress

 An expensive option

Compared to the other contenders in the bedding industry, hybrid mattresses can be on the expensive side. But again, this is because the mattresses tend to offer the best of both innerspring and memory foam mattresses. And this goodness comes at a price.

Initial off-gassing odor

You might experience an off-gas odor when you unwrap a hybrid mattress because of the whole manufacturing process and the foam layers involved. But the good thing is that not all hybrid mattresses give off this smell and that it doesn’t last. Also, it has nothing to do with affecting your health, as its totally harmless. And the odor fades away within a few hours or to the most, a few days.

Shorter lifespan if there’s more poly foam

If your mattress happens to have an unideal ratio of poly and latex foam, especially more poly foam, then it might not last as long. So, make sure to be informed about the ratio and the foam layers before you choose your mattress.

Heavier and difficult to move

Due to a multitude of components, the hybrid mattress is much heavier than a simple memory foam mattress and can be difficult to move around. But on the other hand, this heaviness of the mattress can make up for its durability, and who wouldn’t like that?

How much should you spend on a hybrid mattress?

A queen-sized hybrid mattress of high quality can cost you around $1000 on an average. This price is about $400 more than what you would have to shell out for an innerspring mattress and about $100 higher than a bed made out of memory foam. On the other hand, high-end hybrid mattress models can even be priced up to $4000.

What is the durability of a hybrid mattress?

A good hybrid bed can last up to ten years or more, but the average lifespan is around six years. And this average is much better than what you can find for most of the innerspring beds.

The lifespan of the mattress also depends on the amount of poly foam and the thickness of the coils used in the core layer. If there’s more poly foam in the mattress, then it might not last that long.

To know better, it’s recommended to review the warranty periods of various hybrid mattresses available in the market. These warranty clauses may range between anything from premature sagging of the coils to excursiveness of indentation and more. Just go through them carefully and see what’s covered by the manufacturer and what is not.

What kind of sleepers do hybrid mattresses suit the most?

Since hybrid mattresses offer the best from all the other kinds of mattresses available in the market, minimizing their negativities, it becomes ideal for most kinds of sleepers. The excellent motion isolation, lesser contouring, and the buoyancy make it ideal for people sharing the bed, especially couples.

For the sleepers who are on the heavier side, sleep on their stomach or prefer less contouring, a hybrid mattress is a right choice.

However, if you’re someone who is into plushness of the mattresses and wants more of an embracing feel, then you should probably stay away from the hybrid mattress.

How is a hybrid mattress different from a memory foam mattress?

Memory foam mattresses are top contenders for hybrid mattresses in the market. They are the ones that are widely opted as an alternative to the hybrid bed. How is a hybrid mattress different from a memory foam one? What are the fundamental differences and how can you differentiate one from the other?

Memory foam mattress: Unlike the hybrid mattress, a memory foam mattress combines a kind of viscoelastic foam along with a few other foam layers. The base material, i.e., memory foam, was originally intended to make seats in the airplanes. It then moved to the hospitals to provide support to the patients with spinal injuries and finally made its way to the bedding industry.

How do you differentiate between a hybrid mattress and a memory foam mattress?

The main difference between a hybrid and memory foam mattress is its build. The hybrid mattress is a blend of innerspring along with layers of latex and/or memory foam, while the other uses memory foam as a base layer while combining it with other layers for support, cooling, and other aspects.

The hybrid mattresses make use of the layers in such a way that the user gets to experience the best of them while cutting down on the disadvantages as much as possible, while the memory foam mattress aims at giving its user a plush and enveloped sleeping experience.

The differences compared to a memory foam mattress

Memory foam mattress is different from the hybrid mattress in a lot of ways. For starters, they are usually a lot more durable and come with extremely long warranty periods than that of the hybrid mattresses.

The mattresses also come with excellent spinal support, which makes it ideal for the users with problems in the backbone. Further, they are a lot less bouncy and are extremely easy to clean. You can just remove the dust with a simple wipe down as opposed to that of a hybrid bed, which is a hit among many of the users. In addition to this, most of the memory foam mattresses are hypoallergenic and keeps the sleepers away from mites, dust and other kinds of airborne allergens.

However, many users stay away from the memory foam due to its sinkage. Unlike the hybrid bed, memory foam mattresses give the sleeper an ‘embracing’ feel. You feel as if the mattress is enveloping you and that you’re trapped inside it. A hybrid mattress, on the other hand, is bouncier and keeps you on the surface. So, if you’re someone who likes to move a lot and like a jumpy feel, you might be disappointed with the memory foam.

These mattresses are also said to retain a lot of heat, so you might feel a little hot when you lay down. That’s why a lot of mattresses come with an additional cooling layer to negate this.

Additionally, memory foam mattress might also be prone to some initial off-gassing, which is not a difference, but a similarity to that of a hybrid mattress. But it might take a little longer than the hybrid bed to get rid of this odor.

How do you know if a hybrid mattress is the right one for you, as opposed to the memory foam mattress?

Even after reading about the hybrid mattress in detail, you might still be wondering as to which mattress could be the right one for you.

A hybrid mattress sure does offer a lot of benefits, but it is expensive on the other hand. And then there’s memory foam, a popular alternative, which could give you an almost equal amount of advantages, though at a much lower price. What do you do then? How to know if a hybrid mattress is a right choice for you? Be it your first buy, or an upgrade. Go through these factors, and you should be able to come to a conclusion.

If you are on the heavier side and looking for something comfortable, then you should give hybrid mattresses a try. They provide excellent contouring and less sinkage, which makes it an ideal choice.

Similarly, a stomach sleeper may have a good sleeping experience with these mattresses as opposed to innerspring or memory foam mattresses.

Hybrid also works for those who are looking for breathability and good air circulation during their sleep, as the pocketed springs in the inner layer provide excellent cooling compared to its counterparts.

Finally, hybrid mattresses come with a variety of choices, owing to manufacturer decisions about ratios and layers of memory and latex foams involved. This means every kind of sleeper out there has something to look out for. All you have to do is find a store where you can test out the mattresses, and pick the one that offers you best firmness, comfort, contouring and motion transfer.

Foam Mattress Recommendations

In case, you’re wondering if we have any recommendations, here are a few reviews  you should check out:

Tuft & Needle vs. Purple [Tuft & Needle is foam; Purple is two kinds of foam and a polyelastic layer]

Ghostbed vs. Purple [Ghostbed is foam- latex and memory; Purple is two kinds of foam and a polyelastic layer]

Leesa vs. Casper [Leesa is foam; Casper is Hybrid foam without springs]

Nectar vs. Leesa [Nectar has multiple layers of memory foam; Leesa is foam]

Tuft& Needle vs. Leesa [Tuft & Needle is foam; Leesa is foam]

 

FAQ checklist you need to go through before mattress shopping

Now that you’ve been well informed about hybrid mattresses and everything they have to offer, you’re ready to get one of your own. But before you go, just go through this one last checklist you would want to know about. This will clear off any lingering thoughts in your head about getting the mattress that best suits your needs. So, here we go.

  1. How long do I expect this bed to last?
  2. What are the warranty terms?
  3. What is the trial period offered by the company?
  4. What is the return policy?
  5. Can this mattress support me, given my weight and sleeping position preferences?
  6. What is the density of the mattress?
  7. What is the ILD offered by the mattress?
  8. What are the layers involved?
  9. What is the ratio of the memory foam to the latex foam?
  10. What grade is the poly foam used in the mattress?
  11. What are the cooling elements involved, if any?

If you’ve gotten answers to these questions in addition to your preferences, you’re free to make a final decision about the mattress that works for you the best. Happy shopping!

Tuft & Needle Vs Purple – A Comprehensive Look in 2018

Tuft & Needle Vs Purple – Which One To Choose?

E-commerce is dominating the shopping space these days. Right from the craftiest of things like clothes and jewelry to household items like the furniture, you can buy with the press of a few mouse clicks. And mattresses are no exception. In fact, many brands decided to go with ‘factory-to-online’ business rather than going with the old school methods of traditional store sales.

Among the many options available in the online mattress marketing space, we decided to pit two top contenders, Tuft & Needle and Purple, against each other. Tuft & Needle started the sales of their mattresses from the year after their founding in 2012. Purple, on the other hand, was established in 2015 but managed to get good reviews from the customers within very a short period.

So, if you are in a dilemma as to which mattress to buy, you can read this detailed review that speaks of their similarities as well as the differences. So, let’s get down to our new mattress battle: Tuft and Needle Vs. Purple.

Tuft & Needle: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Tuft & Needle’s specialty lies in its customized and well-planned foam design. With a design that is close to that of a hybrid foam mattress, this brand came up with an all polyfoam design to give the user the optimum level of comfort and support.

2. Layers: The mattress is characterized by two layers of polyfoam, which stands at a total of 10 inches. The top layer comprises a high-performance polyfoam, which is customized and takes up about 3 inches of the space. This layer of the mattress helps you with the breathability and lets you stay cool during the sleep. And the remaining 7 inches is a layer of comfort polyfoam that is used as a foundation as well as the support for the sleeper.

3. Cover: Simplicity is what Tuft & Needle believes in when it comes to the basic outer look. They are more concerned with the quality and build of the actual mattress instead. The cover is in pure white, with the logo embroidered throughout in small sizes. It is the only element of design you find on the cover, reflecting the aspects of minimalism and visual aestheticism in design.

Furthermore, the fabric is thin and stretchy, which makes the air circulation easier. As a result, the user doesn’t get too hot and is comfortable throughout his sleep.

4. Firmness, Feel, Support: Tuft and Needle are known for its medium firmness, and stands around 6 to 7, on the firmness scale, with ten being the highest. The brand designed the mattress to give ultimate comfort to all types of sleepers, without taking the pain of creating multiple levels of firmness. So, they settled with a mediocre 6-7.

In a basic lying down position, you can experience moderate levels of sinkage and very minimal pressure relief, which is followed by a strong pushback. An average user can feel a sinkage level of about 1-2 inches.

Given that the mattress only has about 3 inches of comfort foam layer, one small concern with the mattress could be not achieving neutral alignment and uneven sinkage.

Coming to the aspect of cooling, the mattress does a good job, thanks to the not-so-thick cover. Also, the top layer of polyfoam also has something to do with the circulation of air in the mattress.

5. Pricing: The pricing of Tuft & Needle’s mattresses vary depending on the variety of sizes. You could get this brand’s product within a price range of $400 to $900.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $400
Twin XL $540
Full $600
Queen $750
King $900
California King $900

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

Purple: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Unlike Tuft & Needle, purple uses an elastic polymer as a layer along with two other foam layers to give the users the right amount of comfort and support they need

2. Layers: The brand uses three different layers which total to a height of 9.5 inches. The topmost layer is of only 2 inches and is made of a polymer that is hyper-elastic. This gives the sleeper an effect of cooling, relieves pressure and provides the mattress with certain buoyancy. The second layer comprises 3.5 inches of polyurethane foam, which acts as a supporting layer for the whole mattress. And finally, there’s another layer of polyurethane foam, which is of 4 inches and acts as a base foundation.

3. Cover: Purple uses a blend of polyester, poly-lycra and a viscose material for its cover. This gives the mattress excellent breathability, along with the ability to be stretch and respond to the movement. The thinness of the cover, paired up with the elastic polymer in the first layer, enables excellent air circulation and cooling system to the mattress.

Coming to the visual appeal, Purple too, settles for a basic diamond shaped pattern, with their logo etched into all four sides. It’s simple, yet gives the vibe of having a chic look.

4. Firmness, Feel, Support: The overall firmness of Purple can be marked around 6-6.5 on the firmness scale of 0-10, with ten being the highest. They stick to the mantra of ‘universal comfort’, with a vision to cater to as many users’ needs as possible.

Speaking of sinkage, the mattress isn’t going to bother with a dramatic hug-the-mattress, or enveloping feel like most of the memory foam mattresses do. It gives a more generalized compression, in a rounded pattern. That means, the more the pressure applied, the deeper the mattress sinks in, and vice versa.

One thing we can give it to Purple is its attempt to give the users an optimum level of comfort. The polymer in the first layer relieves all the pressure and makes sure the lighter areas of your body gets the same amount of support as the heavier ones.

As for the cooling, the grid effect in the hyper-elastic polymer, along with the cover, gives in the best circulation, maintaining an excellent overall temperature.

5. Pricing: Purple is available only in four sizes, unlike Tuft and Needle; and the price ranges from $699 to $1,299.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin XL $699
Queen $999
King $1299
California King $1299

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the easy to open Purple ‘tube’.
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

A Side by Side Comparison

Now that you are informed of the individual specs and reviews of Purple and Tuft & Needle mattresses let’s do a comparison by placing them side by side for a better understanding of the similarities and differences between the mattress brands. In case the detailed information might have given you an inclination but didn’t help you with a fool-proof choice, this might help you decide.

  Tuft & Needle Purple
Foam Layers 3.0” High-performance Polyfoam for comfort and support and 7.0” support foam for the foundation. 2″ hyper-elastic polymer for cooling and comfort, 3.5″ polyfoam for support, 4.0″ polyfoam as a foundational base for the mattress.
Height 10” 9.5”
Cover White, Simple, Minimalistic, Thin and Stretchy (Logo embroidered in the same color for design) White colored, diamond-shaped design with logo in the corners. The material is a blend of Viscose, Polyester and Poly-Lycra. Moderately thin. Good air flow.
Firmness Seven out of Ten Six to six and a half out of Ten
Support Very good Very good
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing United States of America United States of America
No. of Sizes 6 4
Price Range $400-$900 $699-$1299
Warranty 10 Years 10 Years
Trial Period 100 Days 100 Days
Packaging Compressed in a box Compressed in an easy to open Purple tube.
Shipping Free takes 1 to 5 days Free, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing off is free Available. Picking up and disposing off is free

Which Mattress is the Best One for you – Tuft & Needle or Purple?

So, we’re finally at the end. Have you made the decision yet? If not, we are here with a verdict and a few pointers as to which mattress could be the best for you.

Now, both Purple mattress and Tuft & Needle have been receiving positive reviews for their functionality, and overall user feel and comfort. Tuft & Needle is a mattress that’s a little bit more than okay, but a little less qualified for being addressed as a good mattress. It gives you excellent comfort and breathability, but it feels like something is missing there, which you can’t quite point a finger at.

On the other hand, Purple is best at what it does and managed to achieve its vision of universal comfort, better than its counterpart in this article. So, we say Purple is the clear winner here.We would suggest users go for Purple if they are looking for any of these attributes:

1. A medium firmness: In case you are looking for a perfect amount of medium firmness, you could go with Purple. With a score of 6-6.5 on the firmness scale of 0-10, the makers of this mattress managed to give varied firmness levels as per the users’ body shape/size. Deeper sinkage level can be experienced by the heavier sleepers as opposed to the ones of lighter weight, who would get a little more feel of floating.

2. Looking for a mattress with better cooling: The smart grid design in the high-elasticity polymer layer, paired with the stretchy cover gives Purple better breathability and cooling when compared to Tuft & Needle. The grid allows the air to flow in a much better and easier way, thus helping maintain an overall pleasant temperature in the mattress.

3. Better build and quality: There is a good ratio of the materials used as the layers in this mattress. The use of polymer layer along with the two kinds of polyfoam layers gives it a much uniform construct as opposed to that of Tuft & Needle.

4. Greater buoyancy: The mattress has a hyper elasticity of the polymer layer. Need I say more? This elasticity in the uppermost layer gives the mattress a bouncy effect and has outstanding response levels to the pressure. So, this would be the best choice if you are into bouncy mattresses.

In case what you are looking for isn’t there in Purple, you can always go with Tuft & Needle. Here are a few factors which might incline you towards Tuft & Needle.

5. Has a medium firmness: Like Purple, T&N is also a mattress with medium firmness. It is usually 6.5-ish but can get up to 7 on a firmness scale of 0-10, with ten being the highest.

6. You want to go for a cheaper option: Tuft & Needle is relatively less expensive when compared to the other. You could save about 150 dollars on the Queen size if you opt for the Tuft.

7. Availability of multiple sizes: T&N is available in 6 sizes, as opposed to Purple, which only manufactures its mattresses in 4 sizes. So, if the latter doesn’t have the size you’re looking for, you could go with Tuft instead.

8. You aren’t particular about the feel: Before we go further, let us reiterate the fact that Tuft & Needle is an okay mattress. The feel of the mattress is not exactly bad, but it isn’t great either. Since it sits somewhere between latex and memory foams, you feel as if something is missing. If that’s not an issue for you, you can go with it without any further thought.

Final Thoughts

We can only say that Purple is a mattress with great build quality. It also has greater buoyancy and a good cooling effect owing to the grid design. As for the Tuft & Needle, it is much firmer, cost-effective, and is available in a multitude of sizes.

In the end, the decision lies in your hands as it is always better to go ahead with the one that best caters to your needs.

Ghostbed Vs Purple – An In-Depth Comparison (2018)

Ghostbed Vs Purple – What’s The Right Choice For You?

Hold your pillows and sit tight! Because today, we’re going to have a showdown between two of the most popular mattresses in the world: Ghostbed Ws Purple. They’re both among the top contenders in the factory-to-online mattress game, having thousands of buyers across North America.

They’re similar in popularity but different in terms of the construct, build, and feel. One’s a polymer and foam mattress while the other makes use of latex and memory foam to provide superior comfort for its users. Why should you care about the make? Obviously, to know which one would suit you best.

So now, we’re going to have an in-depth review of each of these mattresses and compare their features side by side to see which one comes out on top. You ready?

Purple: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Purple, like most of the DTC mattresses uses a couple of foam layers, along with an elastic polymer layer, which is unique to their design. This combination gives the users necessary comfort and support. The mattress comes in an easy to open “tube” which needs to be opened and set up on the bed.

2. Layers: The mattress’ build comes to a total height of 9.5 inches, with three different layers. A hyper-elastic polymer is used in the upper layer and amounts to a height of two inches. This is to relieve the pressure of the sleeper, give an overall cooling effect, and to provide the mattress with a bouncy nature. The second layer is polyurethane foam of 3.5 inches, which provides support to the mattress. Last but not the least, another layer of polyurethane foam is added as a foundation for the rest of the layers. This takes up to four inches of space.

3. Cover: A blend of 69% Polyester, 27% viscose and 4% of the polyester-lycra material is used to make the cover of the mattress. This combination makes sure that the sleeper experiences good breathability, along with a great overall stretching and response. Given that the cover is thin by default, it allows the air to move freely within the mattress, thus keeping the flow consistent.

As for the outer look, purple’s cover is in plain white, with a simple diamond shaped design on the top and logo worked onto the four sides. This gives the mattress a sleek, modern look.

4. Firmness, Feel, Support: Purple stands at a score of around 6-6.5 on ten the firmness, with ten being the highest. They try to give their users a maximized sleeping experience they call Universal comfort, without having to work separately on multiple levels of firmness.

One of the best aspects of the mattress is its layer of hyper-elastic polymer. This is everything you desire for, to get a comfortable sleep. It is bouncy and has a grid effect which ensures excellent circulation of air. And not to forget its excellent pressure relief and cooling effects!

The sinkage of this mattress is a little complex. The product isn’t very dramatic or anything as such; sleepers with weight don’t feel the ‘embracing’ a lot. They feel floaty, while the heavier sleepers might feel a little more sinkage. The mattress gives a generalized compression overall, like more rounded contouring of the body. In short, the heavier you are, the more sinkage you experience.

5. Pricing: Purple is available in four sizes, and the mattresses’ price range varies from $699 to $1,299.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin XL $699
Queen $999
King $1299
California King $1299

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the easy to open Purple ‘tube’.
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

Ghostbed: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Ghostbed is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which you should decompress before setting it up. At first glance, you’ll see that a combination of latex and memory foam is used in the build of Ghostbed mattresses. It stands at the height of 11 inches. Unlike most of the mattresses using memory foam, Ghost bed has an additional 0.5 inches in comfort (top) layer, giving it a total height of three and a half inches.

2. Layers: The top layer of Ghostbed comprises of a 1.5-inch layer of aerated latex foam. Just like purple, this layer also is targeted towards giving the sleeper optimal comfort, relieve pressure and provide a cooling effect. The second layer is a 2-inch gel-based memory foam, which helps in giving the sleeper good support and further aid the pressure relief. The final layer is made of 7.5-inch support foam, which works as a foundational base for the whole mattress.

3. Cover: A few materials go into designing the cover for Ghostbed. The top and bottom surfaces of the cover are made from 100% white polyester fabric, which makes it stretchy while giving a smooth and sleek finish. The polyester also lets the air flow freely within the mattress, ensuring good breathability. The sides, however, are made from a blend of 49% polypropylene and 51% polyester fabric. This is a bit sturdier when compared to the white fabric on the top, and holds the upper and lower layers together.

Even though Ghostbed decided to go with the usual two-toned grey-white shades that are common in the mattress industry, they managed to pull off the look. The whole color transfer in the design was done really well, giving it a minimalist, yet stylish look.

4. Firmness, Feel, Support: Like Purple, Ghostbed is also at six on the firmness scale of 0-10, with ten being the highest. They aim to cater to the needs of the majority of the customer base with just one firmness level.

The sinkage effect of this mattress is different from anything else you’ll see. Once you are in the standard lying position, you will feel a sinkage which makes you feel as if you’re up to a seven on the firmness scale. It is only a few seconds later that you actually experience the mattress softening up a bit, letting you feel the actual firmness.

Also, the overall comfort, time for response and the support levels are topnotch in the mattress – all credit to the well-thought usage of layers with the latex and memory foam combination. And their incredible idea of using latex foam layer for the top gives an excellent bouncing rate and response time, as opposed to the other foam based mattresses.

5. Pricing: Unlike Purple, Ghostbed is available in six sizes, varying in price from $495 to $995.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $495
Twin XL $650
Full $775
Queen $795
King $975
California King $995

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 101 Nights
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the easy to open Purple ‘tube’.
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 20 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

A Side by Side Comparison

So, we are done with listing down the specifications for each of the mattresses along with the positive and negative aspects of it. If that isn’t enough to help you choose your mattress, or left you with a bigger dilemma, then you should have a look at a side by side comparison of both the mattresses were about to have. Then you can probably list down what you are looking for, and choose the one that you think best suits you.

  Purple GhostBed
Foam Layers 2″ hyper-elastic polymer for cooling and comfort, 3.5″ polyfoam for support, 4.0″ polyfoam as a foundational base for the mattress. 1.5″ latex foam for cooling and comfort, 2″ gel memory foam for support, 7.5″ support foam for the foundation.

 

Height 9.5” 11”
Cover White colored, diamond-shaped design with logo in the corners. The material is a blend of Viscose, Polyester and Poly-Lycra. Moderately thin. Good air flow. White colored polyester fabric on the surfaces and polyester and polypropylene blend in grey clolor on the sides.Thin. Soft. Good air flow. Good cooling effect.
Firmness Six to Six and a half out of Ten Six and a half to Seven out of Ten
Support Very good. Can support up to 300 pounds on each side. Very good. Can support up to 400 pounds on each side.
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing United States of America United States of America
No. of Sizes 4 6
Price Range $699-$1299 $495-%995
Warranty 10 Years 20 Years
Trial Period 100 Days 101 Nights
Packaging Compressed in an easy to open Purple tube. Compressed. Bed in a box mattresses.
Shipping Free, takes 1 to 5 days Free, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing off is free Available. Picking up and disposing off is free

The Final Verdict: Which Mattress is the Best One for you – Purple or Ghostbed?

Finally, here we are! The part where you get answers to all your questions. Which one to go with? Who is the winner of the Purple Mattress Vs Ghostbed battle? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but we’re glad to say that the match is a tie!

Both Purple and Ghostbed are amazing at what they do, but quite different in the ways they achieve the desired effect on the users. The things that help them stand out from one another are just what you need to consider to make a choice.

You could go with Purple mattress if you’re someone who’s looking at these things:

1. You are inclined towards medium firmness: As we mentioned above, Purple comes at a score of 6-6.5 on the firmness scale of 10, with latter being the highest. And anyone up to 150 pounds would feel a firmness of only a 6, while the sleepers on the heavier side could experience an additional 0.5 to the score.

2. You want a mattress with excellent cooling: The grid effect of purple makes it an excellent mattress to give a cooling effect, with almost no other contender matching it to date. The hyper-elasticity of the polymer layer enables incredible airflow throughout the mattress, thus giving it a controlled and equaled cooling effect.

3. Want a quick response time: Although Ghostbed is great with response time, its Latex is no match for the polymer layer of purple. So, if you’re all in for the bounce, you should probably go with Purple.

4. You’re a sucker for unique feel: Yes, you heard it right. And this credit is again attributed to flexible grid design and the polymer layer. These factors make it for one of the unique sleeping experiences one can ever have, with excellent support, comfort, buoyancy and pressure relief system.

But if you are looking for anything different than these, like the ones mentioned below, then Ghostbed would be a better choice for you.

5. You tend to enjoy medium to slightly firm mattress: As mentioned earlier, Ghostbed’s sinkage is unique. It feels firm at the beginning, after which the mattress softens up a bit, giving you a medium firmness. It gives you more of a consistent feel of pressure and comfort when compared to other mattresses in the market.

6. Want a combination of latex and memory foam layers: The latex in the top most layer of Ghostbed gives it a great bounce, comfort and pressure relieving effect, while the memory foam layer underneath is all for the support and contouring of the sleeper. This gives the user a ‘hug-the-mattress’ feel to the sleeper. And if you are someone who loves it, then you might want to go with the Ghostbed.

7. You lean towards a 100% foam design: Though the materials in the three layers are different, they are all foam. This enables the sleeper in having a more classic feel. Also, it’s a great choice for those who are all for traditional foam mattresses.

8. You want to save money: With a price that’s almost $300 cheaper than the Purple mattress for a Queen size, Ghostbed can sure save you a lot of money. Not to forget the amazing benefits and comfort it gives, which is quite the worth at this price.

9. More Warranty: With a warranty period of 20 years, on the whole, Ghostbed gives an additional ten years of assurance than its counterpart in the mattress battle today.

Final Thoughts 

Overall, Ghostbed is a mattress that works well if you are inclined towards a full foam mattress, or if you are looking to save some money. While Purple offers you a unique experience of in terms of a mattress and the cooling mechanism. It also provides a good firmness that helps in relieving pressure.

But in the end, you are the one who must make a decision and go with the mattress that best suits your needs.

Leesa Vs Casper: Which Mattress to Choose for Maximum Relaxation?

Leesa Vs. Casper: Which One Is Right For You?

Now that the online mattress business is booming, traditional stores have become an alternative as opposed to being the only option. Forget about going store to store, in a search that seems endless. Now, you can have tons of choices available at the press of a few mouse clicks. And all these choices range in variety, build, and pricing to let you pick the perfect one.

Among the major mattress brands, Casper and Leesa happen to be two names that have garnered tremendous popularity within a short period. These premium quality, hybrid mattresses  might have many similarities, but also a few differences that you must to know before buying.

Don’t worry; in this Leesa Vs. Casper review, we’re going to compare the features and benefits of both products so you can go ahead and make a purchase with 100% confidence. So, let’s get started shall we?

Leesa: Detailed Review

1. Construction: Leesa is a Hybrid foam mattress, which means they make use of multiple types of foams. This helps maximize the feel and comfort of the user while keeping the negative effects to the bare minimum. Leesa makes use of Memory foam and Avena foam in their mattresses, to optimize the overall sleeping experience of the user.

2. The Layers: The manufacturer uses three layers of foam for their mattresses, out of which there are two special ones – Memory foam and Avena Foam – as mentioned above. The uppermost layer consists of 2 inches of Avena foam, which is known to provide excellent comfort and cooling effect to the person sleeping on it. It is much better and more durable than any of its latex contemporaries. Then there are 2 inches of memory foam which relieves the pressure while providing incredible support to the body. The final or the bottom layer is a basic foam base, which supports the other layers as a foundation.

3. The Cover: Leesa is known for its seamless cover which is aesthetically pleasing and stunning. You wouldn’t almost notice any stitches, or buttons anywhere on the mattress – except a little thread in the corners where it’s necessary. The material is also a smart blend of lycra and polyester, which gives it amazing durability, breathability, moisture wicking and stretching abilities. Coming to the design, Leesa has a simple yet elegant 4 bar design which provides the mattress with a great look.

4. Firmness: The mattresses by this brand have a medium level firmness, and can stand at six on the firmness scale, where 0 is the lowest and 10 is the highest score.

5. Feel, Motion Transfer and Sinkage: In a lying down position, Leesa has sinkage of 2.0 – 2.25 inches. Like we mentioned above, the mattress is of neutral firmness, and this gives you a good buoyancy and a mild hug-the-mattress feel. One can tag it as a mattress that’s more along the lines of a pushback.

Coming to the motion transfer in Leesa mattresses, it is at a minor level. That means, you don’t feel the intensity of the motion transferring towards you when you share the bed with someone else, and they have to move/get out of the bed.

6. Pricing: The price range of Leesa varies from $500 to about $1000, depending on the size. The mattress company is said to have discount offers often, that let you save about $100 instantly.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $525
Twin XL $625
Full $790
Queen $940
King $1070
California King $1070

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

Casper: Detailed Review

1. Construction: Mattresses by Casper, just like Leesa, are also designed with a Hybrid configuration to ensure optimum comfort and support. But unlike Leesa, Casper’s specialty is a responsive poly foam layer that provides zoned support to the body.

2. The Layers: Unlike Leesa, Casper mattresses are characterized by four different foam layers. The responsive poly foam takes the uppermost layer with a coverage of 1.5 inches, which gives it buoyancy and comfort. This is followed by a 1.5-inch layer of memory foam that helps fit the body contours into the mattress in the right way. The third layer is a transitional layer and comprises a blend of two kinds of poly foam extending up to 3 inches. The final layer is the foundation and has 4 inches of heavy-duty poly foam for supporting purposes.

3. Cover: Casper uses a blend of soft polyester for their mattress covers. The design is a bit traditional and simple, with plain white on the top surface while the edges are grey. The white fabric on the top gives it a cooling effect and makes it breathable through the mattress.

The cover is thick when you look at it individually, but not as much as Leesa. The added benefit with this cover is that it is removable with the help of its zipper; that means, you can separate it from the rest of the mattress and clean it easily.

4. Firmness: When it comes to the firmness aspect, Casper is much similar to that of Leesa. On a firmness scale of 10, Casper scores a 6.5 or maybe a 7 (with ten being the highest). This could be because the level of comfort provided by the special foams enables the heavy sleepers to sink into the first two layers of the mattress.

5. Feel, Motion Transfer and Sinkage: In a typical position where a user lies down, Casper has a sinkage of about 2.5 – 3.5 inches. Casper’s sinkage gives you the feel of a pronounced hug, as opposed to that of Leesa. Also, the Zoned support system gives a feeling of a more personalized sinkage.

6. Pricing: Casper doesn’t vary much from Leesa when it comes to the pricing. It ranges from about $550 – $1150 depending on the size of the mattress. If you look carefully, you might as well be receiving a small discount on the purchase.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $550
Twin XL $600
Full $800
Queen $950
King $1150
California King $1150

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Nights
  • Shipping: Free Delivery to US and Canada, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

A Side by Side Comparison

Okay, you’ve read the reviews, but you still don’t feel 100% confident making a choice yet. Don’t worry; it happens. And that’s why we’re here with a side by side comparison of both the mattresses and their standout features. Take a look!

  Leesa Casper
Foam Layers 2.0” Avena Foam for comfort and relaxation, 2.0” Memory Foam for support, and 6.0” Support foam for the foundation 1.5” Responsive Poly Foam Foam for comfort and relaxation, 1.5” Memory Foam for support, 3.0” poly foam blend, and 4.0” heavy duty poly support foam for the foundation
Height 10” 10”
Cover Lycra-poly blend, 4-bar design, thick, nearly seamless (seams only at the corners) Soft polyester blend, Plain white on top, grey on sides, thick, removable (through zipper), easily washable.
Firmness Six out of Ten 6.5 – 7 out of Ten
Support Very good Very good
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing United States of America United States of America
No. of Sizes 6 6
Price Range $525-$1070 $550-$1150
Warranty 10 Years 10 Years
Trial Period 100 Days 100 Nights
Packaging Compressed in a box Compressed in a box
Shipping Free takes 1 to 5 days Free to US and Canada, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing off is free Available. Picking up and disposing off is free
Discount Yes Yes

The Final Verdict: Which Mattress is the Best One for you – Leesa or Casper?

So, now that we’ve mentioned all the specifications, similarities and differences between these both big online mattress manufacturers and suppliers, we hope you were able to decide as to which mattress to go with.

Both the mattresses have a lot of similarities – like being hybrid mattresses, having almost the same firmness levels and lying within the similar price range. But, having considered everything, we believe that both of them give similar performance, except a few differences here and there. So, see which among these you’re more inclined towards, and go with your gut. We can also help you with some pointers here.

You can go for Leesa if you fit into any of these categories:

Back Sleepers: Leesa does good work with your spine alignment so that you wouldn’t wake up with any pains in the morning. So, if you are a back sleeper, this could be a better option.

You tend to change your position in sleep, a lot: If you have the habit of twisting and turning and change your sleep positions, Leesa adjusts your body perfectly to ensure you a good night’s sleep.

Cooling Effect: If you tend to get hot during the sleep, then Leesa’s breathability technic will keep you cool throughout.

Balanced Feeling of the Foams: Leesa balances its special foams perfectly so that you get an excellent comfort and support while you are in lying down position. It also gives you a balanced foam feel, due to its perfect blend of buoyancy and stress relief levels.

If you Want a Softer Mattress: Even though one might say that both Casper and Leesa are similar when it comes to sturdiness, Leesa is said to be a little softer. So, if you are the soft-mattress type, Leesa would be a better choice.

If You Want to Play a Part in a Greater Giving Program: Yes, you read it right! Leesa is probably the first among the online mattress firms to start an incredible giving program. Leesa makes sure that one mattress is donated to those who are in need for every ten mattresses that are sold. They also shook hands with an organization called Arbor, promising to plant one tree in return for the sale of one mattress.

And last but not the least, Leesa also partners with Make a Wish foundation occasionally and donates a part of their earnings to make the dreams of the sick and underprivileged come true.

On the other hand, you can opt for Casper, if any of these reasons are on your list:

Zoned for Support: The latest updated version of Casper mattresses came with special zoned support, which is achieved through the addition of another interior layer. As a result, different parts of your body are targeted in various ways, thus enabling excellent tension relief to all the parts of your body – right from the head, to the toe. So now, you can have a complete pain-free sleeping experience.

Perfect Foam Alignment for a Satisfying Sleep: Even though this is a checklist term for Leesa as well, here, the balance in the foam layers works together in a different way, to give your body the ultimate support, giving you a great sleeping experience.

Breathability and Heat Reduction: The proprietary foam, which is present in the comfort layer of the mattress dissipates the amount of heat within the memory foam, thus giving you excellent breathability and letting you sleep cool.

You Want Something Firmer: Casper is a little firmer than Leesa, hitting almost a seven on ten on the firmness scale, ten being the highest. So, if you like to lay your body on something a bit sturdier during your sleep time, this is the one to go for.

Final Thoughts

On the whole, Leesa has excellent motion transfer and a more balanced feel for the sleepers especially for people who sleep on the side. It could be a great choice if you have a fidgety partner. On the other hand, Casper is bouncier and firmer. And it works well if you tend to sleep on your back

As the end, we could only suggest you to go with the gut and get the mattress that works for you the best.

Nectar Vs Leesa: Which Mattress Will Emerge the Winner?

Nectar Vs Leesa – Which Is The Best Fit For You?

Amidst all the online mattress suppliers that are taking the commercial bedding space by storm these days, Leesa and Nectar are said two be two of the exceptional contenders ahead in the race. Leesa has been in the market for quite a while now whereas Nectar is still pretty new. However, the latter has managed to make a place for itself in the market.

Both of them have great features and have excellent reviews by the users. But if that’s still not enough, we are here to make a side-by-side of Nectar vs Leesa, along with a detailed review for each of the brand. All you got to do is have a look at the article yourself and decide what’s best for you. Now, let’s get on with it.

Nectar: Complete Review

1. Construction: Nectar is all about the usage of memory foam for support and comfort. As a matter of fact, even a bit of it is quilted into the cover so that the user gets the optimum level of comfort. This kind of construct lets the mattress emphasize on relieving the pressure points and gives a good sleeping experience to the user.

2. Layers: The designers of the mattress decided to use two layers of memory foam below an additional layer of a gel-based memory form that’s stitched into the outer cover. The upper part of the foam in the middle layers is placed to respond to the pressure and distribute the weight. This, along with the gel-based memory foam, gives perfect shaping to your body contours. The lower part, as we mentioned already, is another layer of foam, which acts as a layer of transition. The last layer of the mattress is a foundation layer, as usual, and comprises a high duty poly foam that’s dense.

3. The Cover: A blend of Tencel and soft cotton is used by the brand as a cover design. Tencel is a soft material made from the trees, and hence, is eco-friendly. It is also known for its high breathability. The uniqueness of the cover, when compared to the other brands is a 1-inch gel memory foam stitched into the cover itself. This helps in contouring the body as well as cooling the body to maintain a comfortable temperature for the user.

As for the color, the top of the mattress is white, with grey colored sides.

4. Firmness: The firmness of a mattress is determined due to the impact of the weight distribution of the user, along with the size of the mattress. Nectar stands at a score of 6 (6.5 at the most) on a firmness scale of 0-10, with ten being the highest. Due to the gel memory foam in the cover, the initial feel may be soft, but eventually, it gets firmer when it comes to the transitional layer, giving it an overall medium firmness.

5. Feel, Motion Transfer and Sinkage: Nectar is amazing for those people who are used to side sleeping. Due to its excellent pressure relief system, side sleepers can usually get rid of the pressure they feel due to the position.

And in case, you need to share the sleeping space with your partner; there’s nothing to worry about, as the mattress has a minimal motion transfer as the memory foam is capable of isolating the impact and keep the overall disturbance levels low.

6. Pricing: Nectar starts at a price of $500, which is not very much for Leesa, but when you are looking for something of a bigger size (like King or California King), it comes at a relatively lower price of around $1000.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $500
Twin XL $650
Full $700
Queen $795
King $900
California King $900

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 365 nights
  • Shipping: Delivery to the US only, free within continental US states. Delivery takes anywhere from 1-5 days. White glove services offer removal of the old mattress and set up the new one.
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: Forever. Replacement of the mattress is done when the mattress has impressions deeper than 1.5 inches.
  • Country of Manufacturing: China

Leesa: Complete Review

1. Construction: Hybrid foam mattress, that’s what Leesa is famous for. This Hybrid foam design usually uses a combination of different mattress types in order to maximize the feel and comfort while cutting down on the negative effects.

Leesa uses both Avena and Memory foam layers to achieve this so-called effect and give the user a fantastic sleeping experience.

2. The Layers: The manufacturer uses three layers of foam for their mattresses, out of which there are two special ones – Memory foam and Avena Foam – as mentioned above. The uppermost layer consists of 2 inches of Avena foam, which is known to provide excellent comfort and cooling effect to the person sleeping on it.

It is much better and more durable than any of its latex contemporaries. Then there are 2 inches of memory foam which relieves the pressure while providing incredible support to the body. The final or the bottom layer is a basic foam base, which supports the other layers as a foundation.

3. The Cover: The mattress’ cover is in subtle grey. It is seamless, and minimalistic with an aesthetically pleasing 4-bar design. A little stitching in the corner is the only thread you’ll see in the whole mattress. The lycra-polyester blend of the cover gives it excellent breathability, durability, stretching and moisture wicking abilities.

4. Firmness: Leesa is known for its medium level firmness with a score of 6 on 10 on the firmness scale, with ten being the highest.

5. Feel, Motion Transfer and Sinkage: When you lie down, you can experience a sinkage of 2.0 – 2.25 inches on a Leesa mattress. Since the firmness of the mattress is neutral, there’s an excellent buoyancy, and you wouldn’t get much of a hug-the-mattress feel.

Coming to the motion transfer aspect, you will only experience it in small levels. There is not a lot of pressure or the intensity of motion transfer or anything as such in case you are sharing the bed with your partner.

6. Pricing: You can get a Leesa mattress from about $500 to $1000, depending on the need of the size. The company also gives you discounts regularly, with the help of which, you can instantly save around $100.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $525
Twin XL $625
Full $790
Queen $940
King $1070
California King $1070

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Nights
  • Shipping: Free Delivery to US and Canada, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

A Side by Side Comparison

If these reviews aren’t enough for you to single out the ideal mattress for you, then don’t worry. We are going to place the important specifications of these mattresses alongside one another. And that should help you make a decision.

  Nectar Leesa
Foam Layers 1.0” Gel Memory Foam knitted into the cover for softness, 3 inches of Memory Foam for support, an additional 1.75 inches of memory foam as a transitional layer and finally, 5.25” Support foam for the foundation 2.0” Avena Foam for comfort and relaxation, 2.0” Memory Foam for support, and 6.0” Support foam for the foundation
Height 11” 10”
Cover Lycra-poly blend, 4-bar design, thick, nearly seamless (seams only at the corners) Lycra-poly blend, 4-bar design, thick, nearly seamless (seams only at the corners)
Firmness Six and a half out of Ten Six out of Ten
Support Very good Very good
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing China United States of America
No. of Sizes 6 6
Price Range $500-$900 $525-$1070
Warranty Lifetime 10 Years
Trial Period 365 Days 100 Days
Packaging Compressed in a box Compressed in a box
Shipping Free takes 1 to 5 days. White glove service is also available Free, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing of is free Available. Picking up and disposing of is free
Discount Yes Yes

The Final Verdict: Which is the Best One for you – Nectar Mattress or Leesa?

Okay, here we are! Trying to get a verdict based on these reviews mentioned above and comparisons. If you’re still not sure which mattress to get, the next section will help you out. But if your gut is already inclined towards one of these, then you sure should listen to that. If anything goes wrong, remember, you can always return it.

So, let’s begin again by saying both of these are simply exceptional mattress with amazing benefits to offer for a good sleep. They also have quite a few differences you can easily point out just by reading the review. But anyways, you can go with Nectar if you are looking at, or can relate to, any of these factors:

You are a side sleeper: One of the things we’ve mentioned above is that side sleepers are usually prone to a lot of stress, given their weight distribution due to the sleeping position. This mattress works best if you sleep on your side because it has excellent weight distribution and relieves your stress wonderfully. So, we think you should give it a try.

A big fan of memory foam: We get it;  you like memory foam. Leesa uses it, but Nectar kind of takes memory foam to the next level. They use not one or two, but three layers of memory foam to give you incredible support during sleep. And not to forget the extra comfort that comes with extra foam. So, if you want to get a feeling of sinking into the mattress, Nectar could be the one.

If you’re looking for excellent breathability: We have two words – Tencel and Gel memory foam. These are enough to ensure that you will have an excellent regulation of the mattress’ temperature.  Memory foam can absorb heat, and that’s the reason why the makers have looked for an alternative kind of memory and an eco-friendly material like Tencel to accomplish the task.

Trial Period: The brand offers a 365-day trial period, unlike its contemporaries. So, if you are indecisive, this could be the best way you could make your choice.

If you’re a sucker for warranty period: Obviously, who doesn’t want a lifetime warranty period? That’s exactly what this company offers its buyers. Even if there’s an impression that’s just one and a half inches deep, they will replace it for you. Amazing, isn’t it?

However, there might be something you’re looking for that could be in Leesa mattresses instead. So, if any of these reasons attract you, then we firmly believe that this could be a better option for you.

Back sleepers: Unlike Nectar, which supports slide sleepers, this one is all for the ones who love to lie down on their backs. The build provides excellent alignment and support of the spine, that rest assured, you wouldn’t feel any pains on your back once you wake up.

You have a habit of changing positions: If you’re all twists and turns in your sleep, Leesa will see to it that there is not much disturbance, thanks to its perfect body contouring and adjustability.

If you get hot too quickly: Leesa’s cooling effect makes sure that you don’t get hot when you sleep. The breathable nature of the mattress also makes sure that you get the required cooling effect.

You like a balanced feel: The mattress uses a perfect ratio of Avena, memory and support foams to ensure that the users get an overall balanced feel in a lying down position. This also effects in the bouncy nature and levels of stress relieving capacity in the mattresses.

You are into charity and philanthropy: What’s interesting about this mattress company is its philanthropic initiatives. From planting trees in exchange for the sale of mattresses to donating parts of its sales amount to the kids in need, Leesa involved in many social drives. They also meticulously give away one mattress to the homeless and needy every time they make sell ten mattresses. And this their passion for helping the needy is something worthy of appreciation.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Nectar is great at providing deep pressure relief and isolating the motion during your sleep. It is also great at giving good comfort and support to the user. On the other hand, Leesa gives you a deeper sinkage, instant comfort, and excellent response, all thanks to its Avena foam.

But ultimately, when it comes to zeroing in on the mattress that best suits you, the choice is solely yours. So, just give it a good thought before making a final decision. Happy buying!

Tuft and Needle Vs Leesa: Battle of The Mattresses [2018]

Is your mattress starting to look wary, or is flattened? Then it might be an indicator that it’s time to get it replaced. But purchasing it from a physical store can be a tiring experience, with all the salesmen and other third parties involved.

Online shopping options eliminate all the middlemen, but choosing a product can get confusing with the rise in online mattress companies in the market. Tuft & Needle and Leesa are two online mattress giants that have been extensively compared these days.

One might wonder whether these two are even comparable, given with all the different approaches in the way they are designed. But when you break down these elements of the construction of the design, the differences can be spotted easily.

So, if you find yourself in the same dilemma, just relax and go through the article as we review both Tuft & Needle as well as Leesa. We also compared the features of these mattresses to come up with a verdict so you can choose the mattress that best suits your needs.

Tuft & Needle: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Tuft and Needle are popular among the users for its custom foam design. As opposed to Leesa, they aren’t the true hybrid. But the design is almost similar to that of a true hybrid mattress in terms of the experience, feel comfort, and support.

2. The Layers: There are two layers in every Tuft & Needle mattress. The top layer of the design comprises of customized high-performance polyfoam which takes about 3.0 inches. This gives you the space for breathing, the sense of cooling and a top-notch comfort level. While the lower part takes up 7.0 inches of a support comfort foam, which works as a foundation for the shape.

3. Cover: Tuft & Needle believes in simplicity when it comes to the outer look. The mattress is in plain white with logo embroidered as the most crucial element of design. The whole cover reflects minimalism and visual aestheticism. The cover of the mattress can be a little stretchy and isn’t incredibly thick. In the end, the cover design follows the vision of Tuft & Needle mattresses, which is commendable as the primary focus is not on the design, but the construction and comfort of the mattress itself.

Also, I need to give it to the unique 4-bar design of the mattress. In a market dominated by plain and squared cover designs, this one comes in like a breath of fresh air.Furthermore, the fact that the cover is thinner lets you experience a better cooling and space for breathing, as opposed to the other matters.

4. Comfort, Feel and Firmness: Compared to the other brand that we are talking about here, Tuft & Needle has a better firmness. One can give it a 7 on 10 with seven being the highest on the firmness scale.

It is airy and buoyant, reflecting the ideals of Tuft and Needle’s mattress engineering techniques. The amount of sinking that a user of average weight can see while lying down on the mattress ranges from 0.5 to 1 inches at maximum.

5. Pricing: The prices of Tuft & Needle’s mattress vary, depending on the sizes. The mattresses are available within a price range of $400 to $900.

 

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $400
Twin XL $540
Full $600
Queen $750
King $900
California King $900

Other Specifications: 

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

Leesa: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Leesa is known for its authentic hybrid foam mattresses. These mattresses make use of various kinds of foam to reap maximum benefits from each type, cutting down on the negativities as much as possible. For example, their mattresses use Avena foam for its cooling and comfort benefits while pairing it up with memory foam for pressure relief and excellent support for the body.

2. The Layers: Leesa’s mattresses are designed using 3-layered foam – Avena, an alternative for the latex foam covers the top 2.0 inches, giving a better comfort than that of the latex one, while Memory foam occupies the central 2.0 inches. This is added to provide you with a great support for the posture as well as provide incredible pressure relief. Finally, the bottom six inches is the basic support foam, which is nothing but the support foundation for the rest.

3. Cover: If there are glaring differences between Tuft & Needle and Leesa, that’s the covering aspect of the mattresses.

Leesa has an almost 100 percent seamless cover, with a design that’s absolutely stunning and bold. You wouldn’t believe, but a single woven fabric piece is what Leesa’s cover comprises of. Whatever seams you come across, they are only there to make the corners. And unlike most mattress covers, Leesa’s mattress doesn’t have any kind of buttons, just a thick and soft fabric made with a lycra-polyester blend.

4. Comfort, Feel and Firmness: Unlike Tuft & Needle, Leesa is not known for its firmness. It’s on the softer side – maybe a 6 on 10. When an average body lies down, you could see a medium sinkage in the mattress. But let us tell you, it’s bouncy, and wouldn’t be anything like a “mattress giving you hugs” kind of scenario. And the Avena keeps you much cooler than any normal mattress would.

5. Pricing: Leesa mattress’ price range varies from $500 to about $1000, depending on the size, and they are known to have discounts that let you save about $100 instantly.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $525
Twin XL $625
Full $790
Queen $940
King $1070
California King $1070

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed and packed in a box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

A Side by Side Comparison of Tuft and Needle vs Leesa

Now that you’ve read individual product details and reviews let’s put them side by side for a better understanding of the differences between each of these mattresses. If in case the detailed information didn’t work, this might help you make a decision.

  Tuft & Needle Leesa
Foam Layers 3.0” High-performance Polyfoam for comfort and support and 7.0” support foam for foundation 2.0” Avena Foam for comfort and relaxation, 2.0” Memory Foam for support, and 6.0” Support foam for the foundation
Height 10” 10”
Cover White, Simple, Minimalistic, Thin and Stretchy (Logo embroidered in the same color for design) 4-bar design, thick, nearly seamless (seams only at the corners)
Firmness Seven out of Ten Six out of Ten
Support Very good Very good
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing United States of America United States of America
No. of Sizes 6 6
Price Range $400-$900 $525-$1070
Warranty 10 Years 10 Years
Trial Period 100 Days 100 Days
Packaging Compressed in a box Compressed in a box
Shipping Free, takes 1 to 5 days Free, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing of is free Available. Picking up and disposing off is free

The Final Verdict: Which Mattress is the Best One for you – Tuft and Needle or Leesa?

This is it! I have mentioned all the specifications and differences between both the mattress giants. But still, the question remains, which one should you go for?

Taking into comparison everything mentioned here, I must say Leesa is seemingly a better option, especially if you are a sucker for not so firm mattresses. Leesa mattresses are perfect for you if you find yourself having a priority list of any of these factors.

1. You’re a fan of medium firmness: Standing at a 6 on 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the most, I must say it is just perfect – neither too soft or neither too sturdy that your back keeps aching for hours. This is the right amount of firmness for your body to feel at ease. So, if you have been a fan of neutral firmness all your life, then you should go with this mattress, as it has excellent support, good comfort, and sinkage level which are a bare minimum.

2. For an overall feel, that’s more balanced: Leesa has left no stone unturned while designing their mattresses with the sole target of user comfort. The Avena foam they use in their mattresses is cooler than its contemporaries and provide excellent support. There is no creation of pressure points as such, and you feel as if the mattress perfectly fits along with your body contours without giving you a feel like that of an uncomfortable hugging.

3. A cover with amazingly sharp looks: Let us repeat, no seams and a visually pleasing 4-bar design. Whoever designed the cover of this mattress sure knows how to turn some eyes not only towards the mattress but also the cover design.

4. More of Specialty Foam: Leesa makes use of the special foam for a total of 4.0” of the total height. They made sure that they use the best ones available in the market like Avena and Memory foams to give the maximum comfort while minimizing any negative aspects. And if you are a heavy sleeper, rest assured, this mattress will give you the equal amount of support and comfort, even though there is an exertion of additional pressure.

5. You are someone who likes to support a cause: Well, this might look as if it’s out of place, but since this is a comparison review, we didn’t get a chance to mention it earlier. So, this is the thing – Leesa is into helping those in need. That means, for every ten people purchasing mattresses (technically for the purchase of 10 mattresses), Leesa’s people donate one to homeless shelters or to the ones who are needy.

Also, on certain occasions, they get into partnership with organizations like Make a Wish and donate $50 that they earn through the sale of every single mattress to help make the dreams of underprivileged kids come true. Now, this initiative by a mattress company is something worthy of appreciation.

So, with a lot of arguments supporting them, Leesa, according to us is a better option to go for, but only when you are looking for any of the things mentioned above. However, if you are looking for something else, you might want to go with Tuft & Needle, instead. These are a few factors which might want to make you go with Tuft & Needle.

6. Firmer mattresses are more of your style: Leesa is on the neutral side when it comes to thickness. But if you want to go with something that’s a bit firmer, you could go for Tuft & Needle. With a decent 7 on 10 on the scale of firmness, with 10 being the highest, you can see that Tuft & Needle wins the firmness battle. Also, the sinking is limited since the mattress is fairly buoyant, so you wouldn’t get the feel of being hugged by the foam of the mattress.

7. If you want to go with a cheaper option: If you have a limited budget and want to choose between Leesa vs Tuft and Needle, but at a lower price range, then Tuft & Needle is your best bet. At a much lower price than Leesa, it’s definitely a bang for your buck.

 

Final Thoughts

In a nutshell, Tuft and Needle is a mattress that works well for users who want more firmness, or wouldn’t want to burn a hole in their pockets. On the other hand, Leesa gives you an overall balanced feel, owing to its Avena foam. And not to forget the sleek looking cover that can make heads turn.

However, the decision lies in your hands as you’re the one that must be making a choice after weighing in on the options and choosing what works and what doesn’t.