Buying a mattress is never fun, but at least it has become more comfortable with to-your-door shipping and free trial periods. Like many mattresses now sold online, Tuft & Needle is a quality company with high guarantees that will let you try your bed before you settle on it. Once you place an order, it will arrive at your door in a few days, and you'll have the next 100 of those to see if you like it or not.
Trials periods are lovely because they let you break in the bed while your body adjusts. It's hard to tell after just a few nights whether you're going to like something or not. With its propriety cooling technology and firm foam, the Tuft & Needle mattress will likely win your heart. And if it doesn't, you can always send it back.
About Tuft & Needle
Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012, a couple of years later than some of its competition. However, even with a slightly later start, it quickly grew into one of the most popular brands in the mattress-in-a-box market. It's also expanded its offerings to bedding, frames, mattress toppers, and more, making it an excellent brand for all of your bedroom needs.
The Tuft & Needle mattress is no-frills and straightforward. They make it from two foam layers with a thin polyester cover. While it may seem like two layers may make this bed unsupportive, this company has come up with a proprietary system that makes this bed firm and comfortable while you sleep.
The top layer is 3" of a type of Adaptive foam that's made specifically by Tuft & Needle. It responds quickly to pressure, bounces back, and provides functional mobility. One of the things specific to this bed is that it has cooling gel and graphite in this layer, which helps cool you down while you sleep. Given that heat retention is the number one complaint in foam mattresses, this feature makes this bed truly special.
Much like the top, the bottom focuses on dissipating heat through a unique open-cell design. A 7" layer of high-density foam makes up the base of this mattress, which makes it feel supportive and sturdy. The firmness will be different depending on your weight or size, however, so the support is subjective. However, reviewers still find it to be firmer than most other foam mattresses on the market.
Although this simple design will be ideal for most, the top layer of foam does best when it's supporting evenly dispersed bodyweight. That means it's excellent for back sleepers, but might not be as comfortable if you sleep on your side. The foam also transfers a bit of motion, so if you sleep with a partner, you might feel them moving during the night.
What We Like Best
The most significant selling point of this mattress is that it sleeps cool. Most foam mattresses cause heat retention, which can cause tossing and wake-ups during the night. Tuft & Needle has solved this problem with their specialized foam that helps with thermoregulation during sleep.
This mattress is also a great value buy. It's high quality while still being affordable, has free shipping and it comes with a 10-year warranty. You also don't have to be worried about whether you'll like it or not. You can try it for over three months before making your decision.
What We Don't Like
The technology of this mattress is different from competitors in that it only has the one layer of foam that's the same consistency all across the mattress top. One of the benefits of different densities of foam is that it can disperse weight differently in different areas. If you sleep on your back, this mattress would be perfect for you. But for combination and side sleepers, the foam feels too firm to support your shoulders and hips correctly.
Also, it is essential to note that heavier sleepers may sink through the 3" top layer and into the more firm layer below. The more firm layer is designed for support and may be uncomfortable if part of your body is resting on it.
While Tuft & Needle may not be ideal for heavier folks and side sleepers, its fantastic price and cooling technology will make it perfect for others. With its 100-day return policy, the Tuft & Needle is a mattress worth trying. And if you don't like it, you can feel comfortable that you didn't invest in something that wasn't perfect for you.