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Joybed LX

Mattress Type: Hybrid

Firmness: Firm (7-8)

$960 See Discount Price

Based in Michigan, Joybed specializes in producing affordable luxury sleep products using natural materials. Its product line includes pillows, sheets, mattress toppers, foundations, and more. There are also four mattress models: the Joybed LX, the Joybed LXC Medium-Firm (which is also available bundled with a topper that makes it Medium-Plush), the Joybed LXP Medium-Firm and the Joybed LXP Medium-Plush. All three models are hybrids made with natural materials. The Joybed LX is the company’s original flagship model, the Joybed LXC Medium-Plush is a vegan option, and the Joybed LXP is a premium model with two firmness options.

The Joybed LX is the company’s most affordable mattress option. At 11 inches thick, it has a lower profile than the other mattress models in the line. It has a firm feel, rating between a 7 and 8 on the firmness scale, which makes it Joybed’s firmest option.

This review will take a look at the Joybed LX. We’ll describe the mattress’s construction, detail its pricing, and assess its performance. Finally, we’ll summarize highlights from customer reviews and include information on company policies to help you decide if it’s right for you.

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Ideal for:

  • People who prefer natural materials
  • Back and stomach sleepers
  • Sleepers prone to overheating
  • Those who prefer a responsive sleep surface

Considerations:

  • The Joybed LX may be too firm for some sleepers
  • Those with sharp pressure points may not experience as much pressure relief as they’d like
  • Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds or over 230 pounds may have more pressure buildup near their hips and shoulders

The Joybed LX Mattress uses a hybrid design with natural materials in its comfort layer and pocketed coils in its support core.

A breathable GOTS-certified organic cotton cover wraps around the mattress, helping to keep the bed’s surface cool.  The bed avoids the use of chemical flame retardants with a plant-based fire barrier. Next, the mattress uses a layer of cotton, a layer of wool, and another layer of cotton. The cotton adds some softness and breathability, while the wool helps wick away heat and moisture.

Individually encased coils make up the Joybed LX Mattress’s support core. Each coil can move separately to help isolate motion and contour to the shape of the sleeper’s body. A double column of coils around the perimeter of the bed gives extra edge support.

The Joybed LX falls between a 7 and an 8 on the 10-point firmness scale, which means it has a firm feel. This is firmer than the average range most individuals prefer, so it’s most appropriate for individuals looking for a firm, stable sleep surface.

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Joybed LX Mattress Review Breakdown

The Joybed LX Mattress uses a hybrid design with natural materials in its comfort layers and pocketed coils in its support core.

A breathable GOTS-certified organic cotton cover wraps around the mattress, helping to keep the bed’s surface cool. The bed avoids the use of chemical flame retardants with a plant-based fire barrier. Next, the mattress uses a layer of cotton, a layer of wool, and another layer of cotton. The cotton adds some softness and breathability, while the wool helps wick away heat and moisture.

Individually encased coils make up the Joybed LX Mattress’s support core. Each coil can move separately to help isolate motion and contour to the shape of the sleeper’s body. A double column of coils around the perimeter of the bed gives extra edge support.

The Joybed LX falls between a 7 and an 8 on the 10-point firmness scale, which means it has a firm feel. This is firmer than the average range most individuals prefer, so it’s most appropriate for individuals looking for a firm, stable sleep surface.

Joybed LX Mattress Review Breakdown

Firmness

Mattress Type

Firm – 7-8

Hybrid

Construction

The Joybed LX consists of five main layers wrapped in an organic cotton cover. Its comfort system includes a plant-based fire barrier, a layer of cotton, a layer of wool, and a second layer of cotton. The support system uses pocketed coils.

Cover Material:

100% Organic Cotton (GOTS Certified)

Comfort Layers:

Plant-Based Fire Barrier

Cotton

Wool

Cotton

Support Core:

Pocketed Coils, with a double column around the perimeter

Prices and Sizing

The Joybed LX has a much lower price point than most hybrid models on the market, making it a useful option for shoppers on a budget. It comes in the six standard mattress sizes.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38" x 75" 11" 61 lbs. $495
Twin XL 38" x 80" 11" 65 lbs. $790
Full 53" x 75" 11" 85 lbs. $900
Queen 60" x 80" 11" 98 lbs. $960
King 76" x 80" 11" 118 lbs. $1360
California King 72" x 84" 11" 115 lbs. $1360
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Mattress Performance

  • Motion Isolation

    Like many hybrid models, the Joybed LX isolates a moderate amount of motion. Its cotton and wool comfort system absorbs some vibrations, limiting how much motion is felt across the surface of the mattress when one partner changes positions. Some motion transfer could occur as a result of the bounce from the mattress’s coil core.

    Any motion transfer on the Joybed LX is unlikely to be disruptive for most, but it may not be best for light sleepers.

  • Pressure Relief

    Because of its firm feel, the Joybed LX doesn’t offer as much pressure relief as many hybrid models. Its comfort system contains cotton and wool, which cushion the surface of the bed for added comfort. However, these materials don’t have the same pressure-relieving qualities as most memory foam, polyfoam, and latex comfort layers.

    Sleepers with sharp pressure points may prefer the Medium-Plush version of the Joybed LXP, which tends to rate better for pressure relief due to its softer feel and layer of nanocoils.

    An individual’s weight and sleep position will also influence the pressure they experience when sleeping on the mattress. Side sleepers will likely have the most pressure buildup, particularly around their shoulders and hips.

  • Temperature Control

    Hybrid models tend to have a strong degree of temperature regulation, and the Joybed LX Mattress follows suit.

    Breathable cotton in the cover and comfort layers allows significant airflow through the mattress. Wool in the comfort layer dissipates heat and wicks moisture away from the sleeper’s body. Air circulation through the coil core gives the mattress additional breathability.

    Most sleepers are likely to stay cool and comfortable on the Joybed LX Mattress, even if they usually tend to sleep hot.

  • Edge Support

    The Joybed LX Mattress’s edge support is on par with most hybrid models. A double column of coils around the perimeter of the coil layer provides added reinforcement. Most sleepers should be able to sleep near the edge of the bed without feeling like they might roll off. Sitting on the edge of the bed is also likely to feel secure.

    People who weigh over 230 pounds may experience a bit more sinkage around the edges, but this shouldn’t be significant enough to limit the usable surface of the mattress.

  • Ease of Movement

    Moving on the surface of the Joybed LX Mattress should be relatively easy. The cotton and wool comfort system cushions the surface of the bed, but not enough to impede movement by much. The firm feel limits sinkage and the coil core gives the bed enough responsiveness to adjust to changes in pressure.

  • Sex

    Thanks to its coil core, the Joybed LX has extra bounce that many couples may appreciate for sex. As its comfort system does not significantly dampen the bounce of the coil core, the Joybed LX may be more conducive to sex than some hybrid models, especially softer options.

  • Off-Gassing

    The Joybed is unlikely to have much of a “new mattress” smell. This is due to the Joybed LX Mattress’’s construction. It does not contain any foam, which is usually the root cause of most mattress odors. Instead, it uses cotton, wool, and coils, none of which are prone to off-gassing. The mattress may have a mild natural smell at first, but we would expect this to air out very quickly thanks to its breathability.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Side Sleepers:

The comfort system of the Joybed LX is built more for cushioning rather than contouring, which could lead to some pressure buildup for side sleepers. While the cotton and wool comfort system softens the surface of the bed, it does not redistribute the sleeper’s weight like latex or foam. Since a side sleeper’s hips and shoulders tend to put more force on the mattress, pressure could build up in these areas.

Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds may be particularly likely to experience pressure points because of the mattress’s firm feel. These sleepers may get more cushioning from the Joybed LXP Medium-Plush model instead. People who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will probably find the Joybed LX more comfortable for side sleeping since the coil core will adjust more to their shape.

Side sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may also experience pressure points when sleeping on their sides since they may sink in against the firm coil core.

Back Sleepers:

Since back sleepers usually prefer a firmer mattress than side sleepers, making the Joybed LX a good match. One of the most common problems associated with back sleeping is sagging around the hips, which puts pressure on the lumbar region. The Joybed LX’s firm feel limits sinkage, thereby supporting a back sleeper’s spinal alignment. The cotton and wool in the comfort system provide a bit of cushioning, but not too much.

Regardless of an individual’s weight, the Joybed LX should be supportive enough for most back sleepers and give them the even plane they need to keep their spines aligned.

Stomach Sleepers:

When sleeping on their stomachs, the weight around an individual’s hips and belly may pull their midsection too deeply into the mattress and put a strain on their spine. Because of this, stomach sleepers usually need a firmer mattress for extra support.

Thanks to its firm feel and sturdy coil core, the Joybed LX should not allow a stomach sleeper’s midsection to dip too far into the bed. Cushioning from the cotton and wool comfort layers is light, so stomach sleepers won’t feel enveloped by the bed.

Stomach sleepers under 130 pounds should get the support they need, but the Joybed LX may feel a little firmer than ideal. Those who weigh more than 130 pounds will probably get the best balance of support and softness out of this bed.

Sleeper Ratings:

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Good Good Very Good
Back Sleepers Good Very Good Very Good
Stomach Sleepers Fair Good Good
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Customer Reviews

Each person’s experience with a mattress is unique and comfort is subjective, but knowing how other owners feel about their Joybed LX Mattress may give you a clearer idea of how it might perform for you. Reviews bring up some points more than others, so these may be particularly important to pay attention to.

Most customers leave positive feedback on the Joybed LX Mattress. Many owners praise its use of natural materials and note that the bed has no discernable odor. Some customers feel its firmness level offers a good blend of support and cushioning. Others report that it sleeps cool. The Joybed customer service team also frequently receives praise.

The predominant customer complaint seems to be about the Joybed LX Mattress’s firmness level. Some customers feel it is too firm, while others think it is too soft. Across all mattress models, the firmness level is often the main focus of customer complaints.

Website Reviews
Joybeds.com 4.5/5
(175+ reviews)

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    The Joybed LX Mattress is sold through the Joybed website and ships within the United States.

  • Additional Services

    Orders within the contiguous United States ship for free. Customers located in Alaska and Hawaii can contact Joybed for shipping quotes.

    Most Joybed mattresses ship within 1 to 2 business days and arrive in 3 to 5 business days. However, delays may occur. Joybed ships via UPS or a similar carrier.

    The Joybed LX Mattress arrives compressed in a box. Customers are responsible for moving the mattress in, unpacking it, and setting it up.

  • Sleep Trial

    Joybed offers a 120-night trial period. The company requires that customers try the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return. During the eligible return window, you can exchange your mattress for a different model or return it for a refund of the purchase price. A $139 processing fee applies for returns. Joybed will help arrange for the donation of the mattress to a local charity. Only one return is permitted per household, and the mattress must be in suitable condition to donate.

  • Warranty

    The Joybed LX comes with a 10-year limited warranty for the original owner when purchased from an authorized retailer. To be eligible, the customer should leave the law label attached, use the mattress on a proper foundation, follow applicable care instructions, and be prepared to furnish a receipt or proof of purchase for the mattress.

    The warranty covers indentations over 1.5 inches deep and defects in materials and workmanship. Transportation costs are not covered. If Joybed finds an eligible defect during the warranty period, the company will either repair or replace the mattress at its discretion.

    Additional terms and conditions apply.