Tuft & Needle Mattress Review 2018

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No one ever thought that the mattress industry would be disrupted.

Before Tuft & needle mattress came in, most companies would merely rearrange different foam layers, adjust the shape, and sizes.

And the consumer was sold on that idea without much benefit on how the material/shape and increase in size would elevate their sleeping experiences.

The good news is, it was about to change when Tuft & needle came in the market. Not only did they listen to customer’s concerns and feedback, but they also went to on to make a premier Tuft and needle mattress that measured up to customer’s expectation.

If you have not tried any of their mattresses, this is the best time for you read the tuft and needle mattress review.

Not only will you enjoy sleeping on this mattress, but you will understand why people like me love it too much.

Okay, enough of the introduction, let’s look at the features.

  • You want great value. You can get the Queen version of the mattress for only $600. It is affordable and you will love the construction.
  • You are a combo sleeper. If you sleep on multiple positions you will love this mattress because it offers incredible support and comfort for all sleep positions. Back and side sleepers will find this mattress amazing for them.
  • You sleep hot. If you experience hot flashes at night. Then you will love this mattress because it is quite breathable. You will not overheat at night.

You Might Not Want To Pick The Tuft & Needle If:

  • You sleep on your stomach. If you sleep a lot on your stomach, you may not get enough support from this mattress. For that reason, the best mattress for you will be firmer so that your hips never sink.
  • You weight more than 200 pounds. If you are large, you are looking for a mattress that has more layers and incorporate coils. The sad news is Tuft & Needle is not the right mattress for you because it is medium-firm.
  • You love soft or firm mattress. Although the Tuft & Needle mattress is universally, it might not be the best for you if you prefer soft or firm mattress. You may need to look for something else.

Types of Tuft & Needle Mattress Review

Tuft & needle company have two types of mattresses. You can always go with the 10 inches, two-layer polyfoam mattress or the 12 inches, three-layer polyfoam mint mattress.

All these two mattresses are entirely different. Let me walk you through each one of them. Here is a complete Tuft & Needle mattress review

Tuft & Needle Reviews: The Original Mattress

It was the first mattress Tuft, and Needle company made. The great thing about this mattress is that it is compatible with most bed frames including box springs, slatted frames, bunkies boards, and adjustable frame.

It includes a 10-inch poly foam mattress that is a combination of two materials resembling memory foam and latex mattress.

Yes, you will experience similar results like when you sleep on the memory foam mattress, but it is more bouncy.

There are two layers in the original mattress. The first layer is the polyfoam and the second layer is the base layer. The base is so thick and creates foundational support for the mattress.

If you have ever slept on a softer, natural foam mattress, I am 200% confident that you will love the what Tuft & needle original mattress has to offer. I see it as one of those mattresses that any person can get comfortable sleeping on.

When it comes to firmness, the original mattress is on the medium scale spectrum but firm. If I were to make a comparison, you would find that it is softer than Nectar but firmer mattress than Bear.

And it is that sweet spot that you need to aim when you are looking for a comfortable mattress. That’s what most people look for.

I know this may not mean a thing, but what I have found out about the original mattress is that it is very responsive.

That means, it reacts immediately to pressure which is utterly different from memory foam mattress that leaves behind body impression whenever you turn. Try sleeping on it, and you will see it snaps back to its original position.

Responsiveness is such an important factor when you are looking to buy a mattress. A mattress that is not responsive will make it hard for you to rotate on the bed when you are changing positions.

For instance, if you have bought Novosbed or Puff mattress is in the past, you would have noticed that it requires lots of effort tossing left and right and even sleeping on your stomach.

Having experienced such issues in the past, I see Tuft and needle original mattress as the best when it comes to responsiveness.

Pros

  • The Tuft and needle mattress are made in the USA. That means you are getting high-quality material
  • The price is budget friendly. You won’t break the bank buying this mattress.
  • Excellent motion transfer
  • Free shipping available when you buy the mattress
  • Excellent at relieving pressure

Cons

  • Comes with only one option regarding firmness and most people may not like this

Tuft & Needle Reviews: Mint Mattress

It is the second mattress after its predecessor. The main aim of the mint mattress is to promote breathability and comfortable sleep experience.

That said if you didn’t like the previous early version for any reason. Then you should be happy because the second version was created based on customer feedback and improvement.

You have noticed that the early version had only two layers. It wasn’t the best mattress for heavy sleepers.

So, Tuft & needle decided to add the third layer along with extra graphite and cooling gel beads which makes the mattresses comfortable and relaxed.

But that’s not where their innovation stopped.

They also made sure that the mattress has a balanced foam feel that combines pressure-relieving sinkage and stable support to enhance all-around sleeping experiences.

Honestly, if you have slept on the early version, you would have noticed that it had minimal sinkage and bounce. The Mint mattress would be a solid pick for you if you wanted something with more sinkage and better bounce.

As part of their innovative strategy, they also included a soft charcoal cover made of the polyster blend.

I noticed that the fibers on the cover are knit together to enhance a cozy feeling, and the fabric is also resistant to peeling. And because of that, I consider this mattress to be ultra durable.

Pros

  • Comfortable and soft than the Original Tuft & needle mattress
  • Gives you lots of pressure relief for side  and back sleepers
  • Great at limiting motion transfer
  • Excellent edge support than the Original Tuft & needle mattress

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide much support for heavier sleepers who weigh more than 250 pounds
  • Some people might find that it softens too much

Comparison Between Tuft & Needle Mattresses: The Original Mattress and The Mint

I get it.

You are probably thinking, how do they compared or better which one is the best mattress between the two. I had similar thoughts when the Mint mattress came into the market.

But after sleeping on those two mattresses, I noticed something, which should guide you when you are deciding between Tuft & needle mattress.

The question is, what kind of construction are you looking for? Exactly, what are you after? Are you looking for a no-frills, straightforward design? If that’s your option, the Tuft & needle the original mattress will serve you best.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a little bit of pizzazz or more comfort when you are sleeping. Then the Mint mattress won’t disappoint you because it has the three superior layers for additional coziness and warmth.

The second thing….

Will you be sleeping alone or will you be sharing the mattress with your partner? If you have a  sleeping partner and you are looking for the couple mattress. Then the mint mattress is the best for you.

Why?

 It has added edge support and excellent motion transfer than the original mattress. You will have more space to sleep on it with your partner. But if you are sleeping alone, the original version is just fine.

Third and most crucial thing….

If you didn’t like the original mattress because of firmerness, then I have good news for you. The Mint is soft and provides you with an added form for the pleasant transition between the comfort layer and the high-density form below.

But that’s not all…

What about sinkage? You are likely going to get more of this when you sleep on this mint mattress. In other words, the Mint mattress is just an improved version for the original mattress.

One thing that you have to understand is that both of these mattresses have great features. I hope you have understood the difference between the two and you can buy with confidence.

You may also read: Lull Mattress Review

Impressive Features You Find On Tuft & Needle Mattress

It is so important to know what you are sleeping on. If you have never had any sleeping disorders, you may not understand what to look for in a mattress.

And because I am picky, I had to know what features that I will expect in Tuft & needle mattress. After sleeping on this mattress for four years, here are the incredible features that I found:

Material and Quality

The Tuft & needle mattress is usually compressed in a box and shipped to your location.

Unboxing the mattress, I noticed that it had a simple design which makes it the perfect mattress you can use on any bed frames.

From the different covers that I have used in the past. I have noticed that it is always great to go with a washable cover.

And guess what?

The Tuft & needle mattress have a cover made of polyester and micro polyamide material, which is washable and dries quickly.

Besides that, I also noticed that the cover is breathable. In other words, it helps with air circulation to prevent you from feeling hot flashes at night.

If you have used a different mattress in the past, you will notice that most of them had different layers. The sad news is that these layers required lots of glue to hold them together.

And the result?

They could stifle the airflow and temperature regulation. And most customers complained of excessive layers adding less value. Fortunately, this problem was solved with Tuft & needle mattress.

Because they have a simple design that uses two distinct layers of high-density polyurethane foam. Allow me to explain more about these layers in a minute so that you understand the value of Tuft & needle mattress.

Top Layer: Proprietary T&N Adaptive Foam

It is the topmost layer of Tuft & needle mattress consisting of 3 inches. The T&N adaptive foam resembles a memory foam and latex material.

The main reason why Tuft & needle made it the top layer is because it provides pressure relief and support without making you experience trapped heat.

Apart from that, the inclusion of graphite and cooling gel makes it possible for the material to wicks away heat. And that makes it a great mattress if you are a hot sleeper.

Guess what?

Because it is adaptive, you can expect the mattress to respond to different body types, shapes, and weight. Even more important,  there’s a bit of pushback and bounce compared to most upper memory foam layers.

That’s why the company describe it as the best mattress having an excellent memory and latex form features with little side effect and sinkage. When you sleep on the mattress, you’ll notice that there’s a decent amount of resistance in its cushioning, which is a great thing.

The Polyfoam Base Layer

Here’s the most exciting part?

Its base layer is built to withstand long-lasting performance. It comprises of 7 inches of poly foam which gives you incredible support as it adapts to your body shape and weight

And it is much firmer than the top layer to provide stable support and prevent you from sagging and motion transfer.

Firmness: How Does it Feel to Sleep on Tuft & needle Mattress?

Seriously folks!!

How does it feel to sleep on the tuft & needle mattress? At the end of the day it is not how much you spend on a mattress, but how it feels waking up every morning.

Besides loving Tuft & needle mattress, I have a few concerns. But let’s start with the good sides.

First, this mattress is a medium-level mattress that is comfortable and capable of accommodating most sleeping positions. I salute Tuft & needle for that.

Out of 10, I would give it a rate of 6  on the firmness scale because it is branded as a universally comfortable mattress. And because the company listens to its customer so often, they have made it even softer.

When I touched the cover of the mattress, I noticed that it is softer and has a decent bounce on the top and fast responsiveness.

Pressing the mattress down a little, I could feel the thick base layer, which further means that the mattress doesn’t have a deep bounce like most mattresses.

For those who are a back or side sleeper, you will experience incredible support with no awkward alignment and movement in the lumbar region.

And the big problem?

For those who are a heavier sleeper, this may not be the best mattress because you may need more pressure relief and the mattress is not great at that.

At the moment, the mattress is likely to condense your weight on a small area, which leads to more pressure pain on the shoulders and hips.

It is the same problem with the heavier stomach sleepers because the mattress doesn’t provide enough support to maintain a neutral spine.

If there’s one thing you’ll love about the Tuft & needle is that the top layer is pretty soft, you could feel it when you press the mattress. There’s incredible back support and excellent pressure relief on the shoulders and hips.

The main thing to consider when buying the Tuft & needle mattress is your size and weight.

Motion Transfer: Can You Feel You Partner Tossing Left and Right?

You know what?

If your partner moves a lot, that’s enough to wake up in the wee hours of the night. And the best way to have an uninterrupted sleep at night is to sleep on a  mattress that absorbs motion transfer.

The question you are asking is…

Does Tuft & needle mattress absorb motion? I have tested it with my partner and here is my explanation on how that turned out.

First, I took a glass of water and placed it on the mattress. I then pressed my fist on the mattress. Holy shit!! The glass was barely disturbed.

But like most people, I was not convinced.

So I did the next big thing, called my partner and asked him to sleep and move uncontrollably. Surprise! Surprise! I did not feel a slight movement from my partner. During the night, I felt the same thing.

My conclusion is, the Tuft & needle company have a firm foundation that’s excellent at absorbing motion when you are getting out and, in the bed, and when you are tossing left and right.

That means this is the right mattress for couples.

Because the company wants to create the best mattress ever without all the negative attributes, you will find in a memory or latex foam mattress. There are little bounce and sinkage.

Edge Support: How Does It Feel Sleeping on The Edge

I know edge support may not be a big thing, but hear me out for a second? Because what I am about to explain may help you understand why edge support is still a consideration when you are thinking of buying a mattress.

If you have used any memory or all foam mattress in the past, you would have noticed that most of them never perform well on edge support. There’s always a compression while you are sitting or lying on edge.

And the good news?

It won’t be an issue with Tuft & needle mattress or if you love sitting and sleeping on the edge of your mattress.

Always consider edge support if you are going to share a bed and you need plenty of sleeping surface. The thing is a mattress with poor edge support will make you roll over or fall quickly.

Not many mattresses live up to the edge support except the Tuft & needle mattress. When I was lying on my back near the edge, I felt even support like what I would have felt when I slept at the center of the mattress.

Although, I must agree that there was a bit of compression especially at the heavier parts of my body. But the great thing I love is that I felt secure without feeling like I would fall.

The mattress adapted to my change of position very quickly. When I slept on my back at the edge, the Tuft & needle aligned well to my spine such that I couldn’t feel any compression or sinkage.

Everything felt pretty normal. Gosh!!! You need to try sleeping on the edge of this mattress. I promise you won’t feel like you weight is concentrating on one area like what you would see in other mattresses.

The Cover Top: Polyester/Tactel

The Tuft & needle mattresses are made from polyester/tactile cover. And the advantage of having such a cover is that it is stretchy and thin to make you feel comfortable. Here are the benefits:

  • It is breathable to allow you to feel cool at night. Even better is the fact that the tactel dries quickly more than cotton making it aid breathability.
  • You are more likely to engage with the comfort layer because the cover is so thin.

For those of you who weigh a lot, you may struggle to notice the difference especially when you place the sheet and mattress protector on the bed.

The best thing about sleeping on the Tuft & needle mattress is that you may feel contouring support even after you have placed a mattress protector on it.

Mattress Performance

A question that you are probably wondering is how the mattress feels when you sleep down? And let’s talk about what you can expect in three primary sleeping positions because I have tried only three positions that I know.

First, in all the three positions, I am happy to say that the mattress did indeed exceed my expectation when it comes to pain relief.

 if you are a side sleeper who carry lots of weight, you may experience a harder firmness on your hips and shoulders.

The main reason why I am saying this is because the mattress transition directly to the base layer and the comfort layer is also thin regarding thickness. It further means that you may need lots of layers to feel ultra comfortable with the mattress.

For back sleepers with low back injury, there’s excellent news for you. The mattress does an excellent job of providing incredible support and comfort than any average mattress on the market. The same thing applies to stomach sleepers.

The Cooling Capabilities

I have talked about the cooling features early, but I would love to stress more in this section.

The thinness of the cover along with cooling gel is what makes the Tuft & needle mattress comfortable and relaxed at night.

That said, I decided to give it a try. Keep note that the average cooling time in my experience is around ten mines.

After laying on the bed for close to 45 minutes, I notice that the Tuft & needle mattress has an average cooling time of 9 minutes.

It is pretty close to the average. I think they did a good job here because it is construction reflect the goal of appealing to the majority of their customers and clients.

Durability: Hey!! is Tuft & needle Durable? Find Out!!!

When it comes to buying a mattress, it is so apparent that you get what you pay. It raises concerns especially when you are buying a cheap mattress.

While Tuft & needle mattresses don’t cost an arm and leg, I was more interested if the mattress will live up to my expectation.

First, If you want to understand the durability of Tuft & needle mattress, you need to understand the density and what it means to the mattress industry.

The mattress industry describes density as the 12-inch square cube material being used in a mattress. Polyfoam is what we find at each layer of the mattress, in most case this layer should weight less than 1.8 pounds.

That means, if you weigh more than 250 pounds, then you will need something more than 2 pounds per cubic feet each later. That way, you will have less wear and tear.

Okay, when I took a look at Tuft & needle, I notice that its density at the top is 2.9 pcf and the support layer is 1.8 pcf. It is acceptable regarding durability which means, this mattress can offer you consistent support and comfort for 7 to 10 years.

The Cost: How Much Does It Cost

Tuft & needle is a mattress that everyone can afford without breaking the bank. Besides the mattress having incredible features and durable performance. You will find its price to be budget-friendly.

Considering cooling features and its adaptive foam, you should put a smile to your face because you are getting a big bang for your back. And it comes with different sizes that you can easily choose- from twin to queen size mattress, although prices may differ slightly.

Size Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 39” x 75 x 10″ 50 lbs $325
Twin XL 39″ x 80″ x 10″ 52 lbs $375
Full 54” x 75” x 10” 63 lbs $475
Queen 60” x 80” x 10” 72 lbs $575
King 76” x 80” x 10” 94 lbs $700
California King 76” x 80” x 10” 94 lbs $700

Overall

The focus on a cool and medium-firmness sleeping experience is what I love about these mattresses. They have a single focus which help most customers improve their sleeping experiences.

You will get a mattress with a simple design that’s comfortable. Forget all the whistles and bells you will find on other mattresses. Mark, you those extreme features won’t add the ultimate sleep experience. I hope the Tuft & Needle mattress reviews was so helpful and you will make a wise decision.

8.2
Overall Rating

Very Good!

Tuft & needle company have two types of mattresses. You can always go with the 10 inches, two-layer polyfoam mattress or the 12 inches, three-layer polyfoam mint mattress.

Trial Period10/10
Mattress profile 10/10
Durability 10/10
Manufacturing details 10/10
Base construction layer 8/10
Base construction layer 7/10
Comfort option 7/10
Construction Layers 7/10
Edge support 6/10
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Arthur Pritt Ndubi

Arthur Pritt is Copywriter and Top-rated Blogger. His love for words stems out from the early days of writing poetry and copies for the health market. His obsession and mission lie in helping people improve their sleeping experiences in a world where 80% of people struggle with sleeping disorders.

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