Tuft & Needle Mattress Reviews
Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012 and has since grown into one of the most popular mattress-in-a-box brands in the game. The brand currently has three different mattresses, including the Original Tuft & Needle (reviewed here), the Tuft & Needle Mint, and the Tuft & Needle Hybrid. It also sells pillows, mattress toppers, sheets, duvet covers, bed frames, foundations, and more.
We won’t be getting into all those products today, but we will compare all three Tuft & Needle beds a little later on. Plus, we’ll size up the Original mattress against two of its biggest competitors on the market: Casper and Nectar. But for now, let’s kick things off with a look at the Original Tuft & Needle!
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Tuft & Needle Price
- Twin: $350
- Twin XL: $395
- Full : $495
- Queen: $595
- King: $750
Tuft & Needle Mattress Review Breakdown
The Tuft & Needle comes in one firmness, which is medium firm. For most individuals, this feel is likely to strike a comfortable balance between softness and support.
A cover crafted from a blend of micro polyamide and polyester encases the mattress. The material has a soft hand-feel and is also fairly breathable. For an additional $50 in any size, customers can opt for a cover treated with HeiQ NPJ03 antimicrobial protection to safeguard the mattress against harmful microbes that can affect its overall lifespan.
The comfort layer consists of 3 inches of T&N Adaptive Foam. This proprietary polyfoam is high-density, lending to its durability. While it cradles the sleeper to relieve pressure points, it is infused with graphite and ceramic gel to draw heat away rather than trapping it against the sleeper’s body.
A 7-inch layer of polyfoam acts as the support core. This polyfoam has an open-cell structure so that air can circulate through it to help cool the mattress. Due to its high density, this layer resists sagging and long-term impressions while providing even support.
Tuft & Needle Original Mattress
95% of our customers keep and love their T&N Original Mattress. Featuring our own proprietary T&N Adaptive® foam, the T&N Original Mattress is universally comfortable for all sleeping positions. Made with two layers of high quality, open-cell foam with added graphite and cooling gel, this mattress pulls your body heat away while remaining cozy and comfy. Antimicrobial protection by HeiQ is available as an upgrade, providing protection from harmful bacteria that can affect the lifespan of the mattress.
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress
A luxury foam mattress for the price of a standard mattress, the Mint is made for those who want more. We focused on customer feedback to tell us the things customers actually care about: cool sleeping, reliable support, and elevated comfort. With three foam layers total, our Mint uses two layers of our T&N Adaptive® foam designed to help you get your best possible sleep. Lastly, we included HeiQ NPJ03 into the cover to protect your new mattress from harmful microbes that can affect its lifespan.
Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress
The responsive support of springs meets the long-lasting comfort of our T&N Adaptive® foam in our most supportive mattress yet. We took the familiar bounce of traditional design and wrapped it in an ultra-luxurious plush pillow top filled with carbon fiber-infused foam for extended durability. Graphite and air channels wick away heat and moisture, making the T&N Hybrid our most breathable mattress..
Mattress Prices and Sizing
The Tuft & Needle’s price-point is below-average for an all-foam model, making it an exceptional choice for budget-minded shoppers. Prices for the mattress in each size are listed below. Keep in mind that choosing the HeiQ NPJ03 antimicrobial treatment will add $50 to the original sticker price.
Polyfoam’s ability to absorb motion helps the Tuft & Needle reduce vibrations felt across the surface of the mattress when one partner moves. For people who tend to awaken easily, this can help provide a more restful night’s sleep.
The Tuft & Needle’s strong motion isolation is similar to most all-foam mattresses on the market.
Mattresses with foam comfort layers tend to contour to a sleeper’s body for notable pressure relief, and the Tuft & Needle Mattress does the same.
The 3-inch layer of T&N Adaptive Foam cradles the sleeper’s body, spreading out the pressure that might ordinarily build up around their shoulders and hips. Polyfoam does not have the same hug as memory foam, so it may feel more like the sleeper is “on” the mattress rather than “in” the mattress.
While foam comfort layers often trap heat against the sleeper’s body, the Tuft & Needle has special features that help it sleep cooler than many all-foam models.
The micro polyamide and polyester cover is breathable enough to promote steady airflow into the mattress. The HeiQ NPJ03 antimicrobial treatment does not affect the cover’s temperature-regulating properties.
The T&N Adaptive Foam used in the comfort layer is infused with ceramic gel and graphite to absorb and redistribute heat so that it isn’t trapped against the sleeper’s body. Open-cell polyfoam in the mattress’s core lets air circulate so that heat can dissipate further.
Because all-foam mattresses do not usually have reinforced edges, individuals may feel less stable when sitting or sleeping near the edge of the bed. The Tuft & Needle Mattress follows this trend.
High-density polyfoam used in the mattress core may make the edges feel slightly more secure than those of some foam models, but individuals are still likely to experience more sinkage than ideal. This is particularly true for people who weigh more. It may be difficult to sit or sleep near the edge of the bed, which could limit its usable surface.
Ease of Movement
The Tuft & Needle’s polyfoam comfort layer is more responsive than most memory foam comfort layers, which may make it easier to change position or move across the surface of the bed.
While memory foam tends to respond slowly to changes in pressure, polyfoam springs back more quickly, so sleepers shouldn’t experience the “trapped in the bed” feel often associated with close contouring. Additionally, the Tuft & Needle’s medium firm feel doesn’t permit much sinkage, further contributing to the mattress’s ease of movement.
This combination of materials and firmness makes the Tuft & Needle Mattress easier to move on than most all-foam models.
Like most all-foam models, the Tuft & Needle does not have a lot of bounce. Since many couples prefer a springy surface for sex, this could be a potential drawback.
However, the Tuft & Needle Mattress is more responsive and easier to move on than many all-foam models, which may make it preferable for sexual activity.
The Tuft & Needle is also quite quiet, which lends to more discreet activity.
A “new mattress smell” could occur with any model, but it is particularly common in mattresses with synthetic foam that ship compressed. The production of synthetic foam usually leaves behind some manufacturing smells, and they don’t have a chance to escape if the mattress is compressed. This smell is generally not viewed as harmful, and it should air out somewhere between a few hours and a few days.
The Tuft & Needle Mattress is likely to have a similar odor to other all-foam models. However, thanks to its breathability, smells from the Tuft & Needle are likely to air out relatively quickly.
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
The Tuft & Needle’s medium firm feel coupled with cradling from its 3-inch polyfoam comfort layer makes it a strong option for most side sleepers. Side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds are likely to get the best blend of pressure relief and spinal support. They should sink in just the right amount to take the pressure off their hips and shoulders while keeping their spines aligned.
Since sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds put more force on the mattress, they may sink in more. This could lead to their hips compressing the foam slightly more than ideal, which can contribute to some pressure buildup and more difficulty maintaining their spinal alignment. However, this is unlikely to be especially noticeable or severe, and most side sleepers from all weight groups will enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep on the Tuft & Needle Mattress.
Thanks to its medium firm feel, the Tuft & Needle can provide the even plane that many back sleepers rely on to keep their spines aligned. The polyfoam comfort layer cushions the surface without a lot of sinkage around the midsection of the bed. Since the mattress uses high-density polyfoam, it should also resist sagging and indentations over time.
The Tuft & Needle is likely to be most supportive for back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. Individuals who weigh over 230 pounds may experience some sinkage near their hips, so they may find it more difficult to maintain good spinal alignment.
The Tuft & Needle’s polyfoam comfort layer can provide comfortable cushioning for stomach sleepers, but its medium firm feel may not be supportive enough to prevent their hips from sinking in a bit, particularly if they carry extra weight near their midsections.
Stomach sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds will likely get the support they need. Their hips may dip into the mattress slightly more than ideal, but it is unlikely to be significant enough for them to notice a strain on their spine. Individuals who weigh over 230 pounds will likely notice more sagging near their midsections, which may make it harder to keep their spines aligned.
Is T&N Toxic?
Thankfully, no! All the foams used in Tuft & Needle mattresses are CertiPur-US certified, which ensures that they’re free of harmful toxins and chemicals.
Do I need to flip my T&N mattress?
This mattress isn’t meant to be flipped, but you can certainly rotate it if you’re noticing any uncomfortable sagging.
Do I need a box spring with a T&N mattress?
Nope! The Tuft & Needle mattress works fine on the floor, on a bed frame, or on a box spring, it’s just up to your personal preference. However, if you do want to put it on a box spring, the brand sells one!
How long should I let my T&N mattress expand?
I’d recommend letting your Tuft & Needle mattress expand for at least a few hours and overnight if possible. It will continue to expand for upwards of 72 hours, though you should be good to sleep on it after eight.
Do T&N mattresses go on sale?
The Original Tuft & Needle doesn’t usually go on sale, but the Mint and Hybrid models are often discounted around major holidays.
How much does Tuft & Needle shipping cost?
Tuft & Needle mattresses ship for free.
How fast does Tuft and Needle ship?
Tuft and Needle mattresses usually arrive within 3-7 business days after your order is placed
Where can I try a Tuft and Needle mattress?
You can take advantage of Tuft and Needle’s 100 night in-home trial period to test out the bed before deciding whether to keep it or return it.
How long is the warranty on a Tuft and Needle mattress?
Tuft and Needle mattress come with a 10 year warranty.
Tuft & Needle is one of the most well-known direct-to-consumer mattress companies. Its mattress line includes three models: the Tuft & Needle, the Mint, and the Hybrid. The Tuft & Needle and the Mint are all-foam models, while the Hybrid pairs foam and coils. The Tuft & Needle Mattress, also called the Tuft & Needle Original, is the company’s flagship bed. It is also the company’s most affordable mattress, coming in at a lower-than-average price point for an all-foam model. The mattress is constructed of two layers of high-density polyfoam crafted to isolate motion and contour to the sleeper’s body without trapping heat.
- Shoppers looking for a good value
- Sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds
- People who want pressure relief without a lot of hug
- Individuals who are easily awoken when their partner moves during the night
- Back and stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may experience more sagging near their midsections, which may make it challenging to keep their spines aligned.
- Sleepers who like the hug of memory foam may not feel the Tuft & Needle conforms closely enough.
- People who frequently sit or sleep near the edge of the mattress may prefer a model with more edge support.