The Awara mattress is a latex hybrid produced by Resident, a home products company that is also behind several other popular mattresses including:
All of the Resident mattresses, including the Awara, have won over customers with their solid performance and competitive price points. The Awara further distinguishes itself with its use of durable latex and multiple eco-friendly materials.
The cover of the Awara is made with organic cotton and wool, and the Dunlop latex in the comfort system is certified for its sustainability by the Rainforest Alliance. Awara also donates a portion of their sales to Trees for the Future for each mattress sold, allowing each purchase to contribute to important reforestation projects in Africa.
As a latex hybrid, the mattress stands out for its bounce, making it a top pick for people who hate feeling stuck in the bed and prioritize a mattress that’s easy to move on top of. It provides moderate contouring to relieve pressure and has top-notch temperature control, a major plus for hot sleepers.
The Awara offers excellent value for its price, and it comes with a 365-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty to offer customers reassurance that they’ll be satisfied with the mattress over the short- and long-term. We’ll break down everything you need to know about the Awara, from its construction and performance to reviews and company policies, to help you understand whether or not it’s right for you.
The Awara is a hybrid mattress, which means that it combines an innerspring support core with a significant comfort system. More specifically, we classify the Awara as a latex hybrid because its comfort system is powered by latex.
The interior of the mattress is built with two components. The bottom component is the support core that measures nine inches tall and is made with pocketed innerspring coils. This type of coils is created by wrapping each spring in cloth, and then the cloth covers are sewn together.
The pocketed-coil design allows the springs to have more independent range of motion while remaining attached to the coils nearby. As a result, they provide greater motion isolation and contouring than traditional springs.
The comfort system is built with 4 inches of durable Dunlop latex. This is a natural latex product that meets the standards of the Rainforest Alliance, a non-profit group that focuses on sustainability and rainforest conservation. This latex contributes a bouncy feel with moderate conforming and well-above-average durability.
The cover of the Awara is made with both organic cotton and organic wool. These materials are quilted into a Euro-style pillow-top that has a sleek look and a comfortable feel. Along the sides and bottom is a cotton and polyester blend that has four reinforced handles, making it simpler to move the mattress or adjust its position in your bedroom.
The mattress clocks in at a total of 13 inches tall, giving it a profile that is tall but also able to work well with almost all standard fitted sheets.
The Awara has a Medium Firm feel that is around a six on the typical firmness scale. It contours to the body’s weight but does not have deep hug or cradling.
The Awara is a latex hybrid mattress with a comfort layer of Rainforest Alliance-certified Dunlop latex on a base of pocketed coils, wrapped in an organic cotton and wool cover.
Organic cotton and organic wool (Euro-style pillow-top)
4” natural Dunlop latex – Rainforest Alliance Certified
9” pocketed innerspring coils
Traditionally, latex was among the more expensive mattress materials, but it has become more affordable in recent years, making latex beds and latex hybrids a solid value. The Awara is a reflection of this trend as it is offered at a price that is lower than most all-latex or hybrid mattresses.
Given its durability, robust construction, eco-conscious materials, extra-long sleep trial, and lifetime warranty, the Awara’s competitive price point makes it a leading value among hybrid beds.
Awara is committed to supporting Trees for the Future, a non-profit initiative that will plant trees as part of reforestation projects in Africa for every Awara mattress sold.
The prices in the following table are the retail (MSRP) price. Promotions are frequently available to reduce these prices further, and deals may also be offered for bundles that include an Awara bed frame.
|Twin||39" x 75"||13"||79 lbs.||$1199|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||13"||85 lbs.||$1299|
|Full||54" x 75"||13"||109 lbs.||$1399|
|Queen||60" x 80"||13"||129 lbs.||$1499|
|King||76" x 80"||13"||160 lbs.||$1699|
|California King||72" x 84"||13"||162 lbs.||$1699|
The Awara provides roughly average motion isolation, which means that it helps reduce but may not fully eliminate motion-based disruptions at night. The reason for this is that the bounce of both the coils and the latex means that there’s a higher degree of motion transfer than on a memory foam bed or a hybrid with a memory foam based comfort system.
Despite this, the latex and the individually-wrapped coils can cut down on enough motion transfer to maintain comfortable and disturbance-free sleep for the majority of couples. Motion transfer is most likely to be a problem for people who are easily awoken and share a bed with someone who moves frequently in their sleep.
The Awara offers sleepers average to above-average pressure relief.
The primary source of this pressure relief on the Awara is the four-inch layer of Dunlop latex. This material lightly cradles the body, helping soften impact at and around key parts of the body. The pocketed coils supplement the bed’s ability to match its cushioning to the body’s needs.
However, people who find that they need deep contouring for pressure relief may find the Awara to be lacking. Sleepers who want only modest conforming, including most back and stomach sleepers, find that the Awara helps promote healthy spinal alignment.
Temperature regulation is a clear strength of the Awara mattress.
Each component of the bed’s design makes it appealing for hot sleepers. The top layers of organic cotton and wool are both naturally effective at temperature control thanks to their moisture-wicking abilities. Latex resists significant heat buildup, especially in comparison to the foams used in most mattress comfort systems. The coil-based support core allows for an abundance of ventilation, preventing heat retention in the thickest part of the mattress.
Lastly, the mild contouring of the Awara means that the mattress never suffocates the body by cutting off airflow and increasing body temperature. All of these factors contribute to making the Awara a compelling choice for people who tend to sleep hot.
Customers report that the Awara has solid edge support that is at least as strong as most other hybrid mattresses. The sturdiness of the coils combined with the reliability and responsiveness of latex helps hold up the edge of the Awara.
While customers will still find some increase in compression around the perimeter, they rarely will find that it poses problems with sleeping or sitting at the edge of the bed.
Changing sleeping positions is nearly effortless on the Awara mattress. The innerspring support core and latex comfort system both deliver a significant amount of responsiveness that permits movement on the bed.
In addition, the Medium Firm comfort feel means that sleepers don’t sink too far into the mattress, preventing a “quicksand” feeling that can restrict movement.
The top two mattress components for sex are widely considered to be latex and innerspring coils. Not surprisingly, then, the Awara, which is built with those two components, is above-average to excellent for facilitating sexual activity. In addition, the durability of the 4-inch thick layer of natural latex means couples can maintain an active sex life without having to worry about putting excess stress on the mattress.
These factors make the Awara a great choice for couples who place an emphasis on a mattress that is conducive to a vibrant sex life.
There is very little off-gassing from the Awara mattress. None of the materials in the bed are known for off-gassing, and the use of natural materials tends to cut down on this issue.
Latex can have a light smell that may be noticeable when the mattress is first removed from its packaging and set up in your home. This smell doesn’t pose any dangers and should not last more than a few hours if your bedroom is well-ventilated.
Like all mattresses, the Awara works better for some people than others. Two key factors that can affect who gets the best results from the Awara are sleeping position and body weight.
The Awara mattress is a solid fit for almost all side sleepers and is especially good for side sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds. Side sleepers typically need extra compression of the comfort system around their hips and shoulders to keep their body in a natural, healthy alignment. While latex does not offer the deep hug of some other materials, it is effective at cushioning pressure points without suffering from excessive sagging or bottoming out. This means that people over 130 pounds usually find the Awara to be sturdy, comfortable, and effective at promoting spinal alignment. Some side sleepers under 130 pounds find the Awara to be a bit too firm and lacking in its conforming.
People who sleep on their back and weigh under 230 pounds are a solid match for the Awara. To prevent pain in the lumbar spine, back sleepers need a mattress that is firm enough to limit serious sagging while at the same time offering enough cushioning to contour to the curve in the lower back. A latex hybrid with a Medium Firm feel hits all those criteria, and the softer wool and cotton layers add an inviting touch of comfort. Back sleepers over 230 pounds often enjoy the Awara, but some will likely find that it is just a bit too soft for their needs.
The Awara is a good choice for the majority of stomach sleepers. People in this position tend to need a firmer bed that can keep their abdomen from sinking into the bed and pulling their body into a U-shape. They also need enough firmness and responsiveness to make sure they don’t feel swallowed up by their mattress. On these counts, the Awara is a solid fit. It has modest cradling and plenty of bounce, both of which usually suit the needs of stomach sleepers.
The main caveat is that some stomach sleepers ultimately opt for Firm (7-8 on the firmness scale) mattresses, especially if they have a higher weight and place greater pressure on the mattress. For that reason, the Awara is workable for any stomach sleeper but it may be most well-suited for those under 130 pounds.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Awara mattress is only available online. The primary place to buy this mattress is on the Awara website. It is also sold on Amazon, but if purchased there, returns and customer support comes from Amazon rather than Awara.
The Awara is offered in all of the United States. No international orders or shipping are available.
Each Awara mattress comes with free ground shipping for customers located in the contiguous 48 U.S. states. The mattress usually arrives within a week and comes delivered as a bed-in-a-box.
This type of shipping involves the mattress being compressed in plastic so that it will fit in a delivery box that arrives at your door. To install the mattress, you bring that box to your bedroom, unpack the mattress, and allow it to regain its full size. Given its weight, it normally takes two to three people to move the box and position the mattress, especially if it’s a queen or king size.
While shipping is free for the contiguous U.S., there are extra charges that apply for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii. Customers in those two states can check with Awara for current shipping rates.
A White Glove delivery service is available in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. This service includes setup of the Awara in the room of your choosing as well as the removal of an old mattress if requested. White Glove delivery costs $149. This charge is not refundable if you decide to return the mattress.
Awara offers its customers a sleep trial of 365 nights. There is a required 30-night try-out period during which you cannot return the bed. After those 30 nights, the 365-night trial begins. During that 365-night period, you can return the mattress for a full refund with no return fees. Awara works with customers who request a return to arrange for mattress pickup and donation.
The Awara comes with a Forever Warranty that covers the mattress for as long as you own it. As with most mattress warranties, this Forever Warranty covers defects in materials and manufacturing but not normal wear-and-tear.
The exact coverage provided by the Forever Warranty changes slightly over time.
During the first 10 years, Awara will replace a defective mattress at zero cost to the customer. Awara covers all shipping charges during this period.
Starting in year 11, Awara will repair or replace a defective mattress depending on the nature of the problem. Customers are required to pay a $50 shipping charge each way, but that fee is waived if Awara confirms the presence of a mattress defect.