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 degree of motion isolation is similar to most all-foam mattresses on the market.
When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Products or services may be offered by an affiliated entity. Learn more.
- 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.
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. While other pages on this site will discuss the Mint and the Hybrid in-depth, this review will focus solely on the Tuft & Needle Mattress.
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.
In this Tuft & Needle Mattress review, we’ll detail the bed’s construction, performance, and pricing. We’ll also summarize customer reviews and company policies.
Tuft & Needle Mattress Video Review
Watch the video below to see how the Tuft & Needle Mattress performed when put to the test in our lab.
Tuft & Needle Mattress Coupon
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 more 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. Side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds may find the bed feels a bit too firm for them to sink in enough for pressure relief.
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 a bit 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 may notice more sagging near their midsections, which can make it harder to keep their spines aligned.
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.
Medium Firm (6)
The Tuft & Needle Mattress is constructed of two layers of polyfoam encased in a knit cover that uses a blend of micro polyamide and polyester.
Micro Polyamide and Polyester Blend
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.
|Twin||39″ x 75″||9.5″||N/A||$745|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||9.5″||N/A||$795|
|Full||54″ x 75″||9.5″||N/A||$895|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||9.5″||N/A||$995|
|King||76″ x 80″||9.5″||N/A||$1,395|
|California King||72″ x 84″||9.5″||N/A||$1,395|
Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
The Tuft & Needle Mattress is sold through the Tuft & Needle website and on Amazon. Customers can also shop at brick-and-mortar stores in Gilbert, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ; Glendale, CA; Leawood, KS; Raleigh, NC; Beaverton, OR; Dallas, TX; and Seattle, WA. Tuft & Needle has also partnered with a few third-party vendors, including Crate & Barrel, Lowe’s, and Unruh.
Orders through the Tuft & Needle website ship within the United States.
Tuft & Needle ships for free to the 48 contiguous United States and mattresses usually ship in 1 to 5 business days. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii cost extra and generally take 7 to 10 business days. Same-day shipping is available in some areas for a $50 fee.
Each mattress ships compressed in plastic and packaged in a box. You merely have to move the mattress to the correct room, unpackage it entirely, and wait a few hours for the mattress to expand to its full thickness.
Mattresses ship via FedEx Ground. Purchasers can contact Tuft & Needle to pass along delivery instructions. The customer will receive a tracking email that gives them access to up-to-date information on the mattress’s expected arrival date.
Tuft & Needle offers White Glove delivery in coordination with XPO Logistics. For a $150 fee, a team will bring the new mattress to your room of choice, unpackage it, set it up, and remove your old mattress. Delivery dates and times vary based on availability. Tuft & Needle does not offer White Glove service in Alaska or Hawaii at this time.
The Tuft & Needle Mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial. During this time, customers can return their mattress for a full refund of the purchase price if they so choose. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Tuft & Needle works with customers to help arrange a local donation of the discarded mattress, but they will send a team to pick it up if donating is not an option. Customers are eligible for one return per household each year.
The Tuft & Needle Mattress has a 10-year limited warranty. This protects the original owner from sagging or impressions over .75 inches deep, breakdown of the foam (cracking and splitting) caused by a physical flaw in the foam, and defects in the cover.
To be eligible, the owner must have purchased the mattress from an authorized seller, used the mattress for its intended purposes, and used a proper foundation. The damage must not be a result of abuse or neglect.
Tuft & Needle will, at its discretion, repair or replace mattresses it finds to have an eligible defect. Additional terms and conditions apply.