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First, what’s the appeal of Tuft and Needle to begin with? I think people are (rightfully) tired with and intimidated by the whole mattress buying process. They don’t want to deal with going into a showroom and haggling with dishonest salesmen, and they don’t want to be paralyzed with 80 different beds to choose from. It comes down to the two main fears customers have: they don’t want to buy the wrong mattress and they don’t want to pay a penny more than they have to. Buying something online can circumvent all of that haggling and limit the choices. So, they find a mattress online that is fairly inexpensive and which gets tremendous reviews. The allure is clear. Construction of Tuft and Needle

The Tuft and Needle mattress is a 10 inch polyurethane foam mattress made in America. There is no memory foam, no latex foam, and no coils. The top 3 inches of the mattress is made of a proprietary formulation of pressure-relieving foam (they call it triple-layer blended foam). While it’s not technically latex or memory foam, it has some of the properties of each. It feels fairly similar to memory foam, but it is a little more bouncy (but not as bouncy as latex foam). Underneath that foam is 7 inches of a high density support foam that most foam mattresses have. The surface (or “ticking” as we call it in the bed biz) is a synthetic rayon/polyester blend. This is a fairly simple, straightforward mattress with no frills, which leads to the lower price point.

If you’re looking for a higher quality foam mattress with a similar story and a similar return policy, consider Leesa Sleep. They use American-made memory foam and a new type of foam called Avena to offer more pressure-relieving support than the Tuft and Needle, but it’s at a higher price point. You can read my Leesa review here. (Note: I sleep on the Leesa, and it’s the mattress I recommend most out of all the direct-to-consumer mattresses).

If you want a coil mattress with a similar return policy and company story, you can also look into Saatva Inc. They have a similar company story, similar return policy, similar reviews, etc, but uses coils for a more traditional feel, and is more expensive than Tuft and Needle. (Foam mattresses generally get better customer satisfaction ratings, but some people just can’t get used to it and prefer a traditional feel). You can read my Saatva review here. Concluding thoughts about Tuft and Needle

With that said, I would not necessarily recommend this as a long-term solution for most people if they can afford better. If you’re interested in a direct-to-consumer mattress, consider the Leesa mattress. It has a lot of the same benefits as Tuft and Needle, it has more specialty foam, but it’s about $200 more, depending on size. If you have the money, I think it’s worth the extra.

If you do get the Tuft and Needle for yourself for long term use, pay close attention to how it supports your back and whether it causes any pressure on your joints. If you feel any discomfort, don’t hesitate to send it back through their free trial.