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Birch Luxe Mattress Review

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Logan Foley

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Ideal for:

  • Combination sleepers
  • Sleepers of most preferred sleeping positions and body types
  • Eco-conscious shoppers
  • People who tend to sleep hot

Considerations:

  • May generate too much motion for sleepers who easily awaken
  • While reasonable for a latex hybrid, those on a tight budget may find the price cost-prohibitive
  • Only one firmness option
Price Range:
$1,849 - $3,249
Mattress Type:
Hybrid
Firmness:
Medium Firm (6)
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Founded in 2019, Birch is a subsidiary of established bedding company Helix. While Helix offers a wide range of customizable mattresses and sleep accessories, Birch focuses on sustainably crafted mattresses and bedding products made from natural and organic materials. The brand’s flagship mattress is the Birch, a medium firm hybrid design made from natural latex and organic wool batting.

Released in 2021, the Birch Luxe also has a medium firm feel and uses similar materials. As Birch’s top-end mattress, the Luxe offers additional features like an organic cotton Euro-top, organic cashmere and wool batting, and a pocketed coil core with zoned lumbar support.

We take an in-depth look at the Birch Luxe, covering its construction, materials, and performance ratings across a range of categories. We also discuss sizing, pricing, shipping, and warranty information so you can decide if the model is a suitable fit.

Birch Luxe Mattress Review Breakdown

As a hybrid model, the medium firm (6) Birch Luxe combines a robust comfort system with a coil support core. An organic cotton Euro-top cover with a matelassé finish gives the surface a woven, quilt-like feel with padded pressure relief. The cotton is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), showing that it adheres to rigorous social and environmental guidelines.

The mattress’ comfort system features layers of organic wool, rayon, and cashmere batting. Naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, these layers add softness without conforming too closely to the body. Wool and rayon are also flame-retardant, so the fibers act as a natural fire barrier.

The principal component of the comfort system is a layer of natural Pulse latex that provides moderate contouring and pressure point relief. Pulse latex is somewhat similar to the Talalay latex used in the flagship Birch Mattress, but with a firmer feel. The latex is certified by the Rainforest Alliance, OEKO-TEX, and Forest Stewardship Council, indicating that it meets strict environmental and safety standards.

The breathable coil core adds responsiveness and allows sleepers to move more freely. Individually wrapped coils permit less motion transfer and make less noise compared to traditional innerspring coils. The zoning provides more pushback in the lumbar region, with sturdier coils along the edges to minimize sagging.

Rounding out the support core is a layer of wool and rayon batting, which serves as an additional fire barrier. In total the mattress stands at 11.5 inches, which is considered average.

Firmness Options

Mattress Type

Medium Firm (6)
Hybrid

Construction

The 11.5-inch hybrid Birch Luxe Mattress features an organic cotton Euro-top cover, a natural latex comfort system with organic wool, rayon, and cashmere batting, and a pocketed coil core with zoned lumbar support.

Cover Material:

Organic Cotton Quilted Euro-Top with a Matelassé Finish

Comfort Layers:

Organic Wool and Rayon Blend
Organic Cashmere and Organic Wool Batting
Organic Wool
Organic Wool
Ventilated Pulse Latex

Support Core:

Pocketed Coils (Zoned)
Organic Wool and Rayon Blend

Mattress Prices and Sizing

While the Luxe is notably more expensive than the flagship Birch Mattress, it is competitively priced when compared to other latex hybrids. The mattress is made with durable natural materials that should ensure a long lifespan.

The Birch Luxe Mattress is available in all six standard sizes, including twin XL and California king options geared toward taller people.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 39" x 75" 11.5" N/A $1,849
Twin XL 39" x 80" 11.5" N/A $1,949
Full 54" x 75" 11.5" N/A $2,349
Queen 60" x 80" 11.5" N/A $2,899
King 76" x 80" 11.5" N/A $3,249
California King 72" x 84" 11.5" N/A $3,249
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Discounts and Deals

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Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Any mattress with springs inevitably transfers some motion, which is why all-foam models typically outperform hybrids in this category. Pulse latex is bouncier than other types of latex and foam, so the Birch Luxe Mattress isn’t as effective at curbing movement when compared to other hybrids.

Couples who wake easily may experience sleep disruptions when the other partner shifts positions or gets in and out of bed. That said, because it is made with individually wrapped coils, the Luxe shouldn’t create as much motion disturbance as a traditional innerspring mattress.

Pressure Relief

The Birch Luxe offers a moderate amount of pressure relief. The latex contours somewhat, but the mattress is firm enough to help evenly distribute body weight and encourage a straighter spine.

Side sleepers and those who weigh less than 130 pounds might prefer a softer model with more cushioning. People over 130 pounds of any sleep position should experience notable contouring and adequate support.

Temperature Control

Hybrids are typically better at regulating temperature than all-foam mattresses, as foam tends to trap heat. The Birch Luxe regulates temperature exceptionally well.

The cover and comfort system use naturally breathable materials including cotton, wool, and cashmere, which help draw heat and moisture away from the body. When compared to memory foam, natural latex has an airier structure that resists heat buildup. The pocketed spring support core also offers space for air to circulate.

Edge Support

The Birch Luxe features a hefty coil core that is designed to minimize sagging throughout the mattress. Heavier-gauge coils along the perimeter provide extra reinforcement, delivering above-average edge support.

Edge support is important for sleepers who share the bed or those who gravitate to the side of the mattress while sleeping. A mattress with a less sturdy perimeter can cause sleepers to feel like they’re rolling off the bed. Conversely, strong edge support results in more usable space on the mattress surface.

Ease of Movement

The construction of the Birch Luxe makes it easy for sleepers to move around on the surface of the bed. Latex is notable for its responsiveness, which is helpful when changing sleeping positions. The coil support system also makes getting in and out of bed easier.

The medium firm (6) feel of the bed allows minimal sinkage, preventing the feeling of being trapped in the bed.

Sex

How conducive a mattress is to sex depends on a number of factors, including temperature control, ease of movement, and edge support. The Birch Luxe performs well in all three of these areas.

Moisture-wicking materials and increased airflow help keep the mattress cool. The mattress’ substantial bounce makes it easier to change positions during sex, while the reinforced edges allow for full use of the bed.

The pocketed coil design should limit noise, although the mattress may not be as silent as an all-foam model.

Off-Gassing

New mattresses can emit an unpleasant but relatively harmless odor known as off-gassing, which happens when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released into the air. Products made from foam or synthetic latex usually have the strongest odors, while natural latex and fabrics like cotton and wool emit minimal odors.

The Birch Luxe’s off-gassing is fairly subtle due to its ventilated latex and natural materials. Any odors should disappear within a day or so of unpacking the mattress, or sooner if the mattress is placed in a well ventilated room. The Birch Luxe carries OEKO-TEX certification, which indicates that it has been tested and found free of harmful substances.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Side Sleepers:
With its substantial comfort system, the Birch Luxe performs well for side sleepers in any weight bracket. The latex comfort system is designed to allow sleepers to sink in slightly without compromising good sleep posture, and the Euro-top and wool and cashmere batting add plushness to help alleviate tension throughout the body.

Excess sinkage can sometimes be an issue for side sleepers over 230 pounds, but the considerable pushback from the latex layer helps minimize this tendency. While some side sleepers under 130 pounds might prefer a slightly softer model, most should experience sufficient pressure relief.

Back Sleepers:
Back sleepers of all sizes should find a suitable balance of cushioning and responsive support with the Luxe model.

Back sleepers typically need a slightly firmer mattress to distribute body weight and promote healthy spinal alignment. The wool and latex supply just enough cushioning to the neck and spine without permitting the shoulders and back to sink too deeply. The sturdy coil system helps keep the lumbar region aloft to reduce pressure buildup in this sensitive area.

The mattress is suitable for most back sleepers, though it performs particularly well for back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.

Stomach Sleepers:
The Birch Luxe offers an adequate firmness level for most stomach sleepers.

Stomach sleepers generally require a firmer surface to keep the spine on an even plane. Although the Birch Luxe is medium firm, latex doesn’t hug the body as much as memory foam, so the midsection is less likely to sink in excessively. The coil core adds another level of responsiveness and support to help sleepers stay on top of the mattress.

As a result, the Birch Luxe stacks up well for stomach sleepers in all weight categories, and especially those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds.

Birch Luxe Mattress

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Good Excellent Excellent
Back Sleepers Good Excellent Good
Stomach Sleepers Good Excellent Good
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    The Birch Luxe Mattress can be purchased through the brand’s website or viewed at the company’s showroom in New York City. The mattress is also available for purchase in Canada.

  • Shipping

    Birch offers free FedEx Ground shipping to all 50 U.S. states for the Luxe Mattress. Orders to Canada incur an extra delivery fee.

    Most orders ship within 5 to 10 days of placing an order. The mattress is compressed in plastic and shipped in a rectangular box. Customers don’t need to be home to sign for the package, and professional installation isn’t necessary.

    Once removed from the plastic, the mattress expands on its own and quickly assumes its full shape. The box may require more than one person to carry and should only be opened in the room where it is intended to be used.

  • Additional Services

    Birch does not currently offer White Glove delivery, expedited shipping, or old mattress removal.

  • Sleep Trial

    Customers have 100 nights to test the Birch Luxe before deciding whether to keep or return the mattress for a full refund. The trial has a 30-night required break-in period.

    For customers who request a return, Birch will coordinate pickup and either recycle the mattress or donate it to a charity.

  • Warranty

    The Birch Luxe Mattress includes a limited, prorated 25-year warranty that protects customers from defects in material and craftsmanship, including impressions 1 inch or deeper.

    Birch will repair or replace any defective mattress for the first 10 years without any cost to the customer. After 10 years, the customer is responsible for paying at least half of the cost of the original mattress, as well as shipping fees. The percentage that the customer covers increases over time until the warranty expires. Additional terms apply.

    Birch also offers an accidental damage coverage plan for an additional fee. The optional 10-year plan covers everyday wear and tear like unintentional stains, tears, and cracking.

About Our Editorial Team

author
Logan Foley

Certified Sleep Coach

Logan has extensive experience testing sleep products and producing sleep content. She is also a Certified Sleep Science Coach.

About Our Editorial Team

author
Logan Foley

Certified Sleep Coach

Logan has extensive experience testing sleep products and producing sleep content. She is also a Certified Sleep Science Coach.