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The Vaya Mattress is an all-foam model with a medium feel, coming in at a 5 on the standard 10-point firmness scale.
This model consists of two layers of polyfoam. The comfort layer measures 3 inches thick, and the support layer is 9 inches thick. Its comfort layer contours to the sleeper’s body, while its core adds support. Both layers have an open-cell structure to allow heat to escape the bed. Polyfoam also tends to regain its shape more quickly than memory foam, giving the bed a slight bounce and reducing the “trapped in the bed” feel sometimes associated with all-foam models.
Vaya’s foams are certified by CertiPUR-US, so they’ve been tested for lead, mercury, formaldehyde, and other potentially harmful substances.
The mattress is encased in a breathable polyester blend cover that allows air circulation into the mattress while feeling soft to the touch.
The Vaya Mattress uses a simple design that consists of two layers of polyfoam encased in a polyester blend cover.
3″ Vaya Comfort Polyfoam
9″ High-density Polyfoam
The Vaya Mattress falls below the average price point for an all-foam model. Vaya also runs frequent promotions that shave money off the already budget-friendly sticker price. The Vaya Mattress comes in all six standard mattress sizes.
|Twin||38" x 74"||12"||41 lbs.||$649|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||12"||44 lbs.||$749|
|Full||54" x 75"||12"||58 lbs.||$799|
|Queen||60" x 80"||12"||70 lbs.||$899|
|King||76" x 80"||12"||89 lbs.||$1,099|
|California King||72" x 84"||12"||N/A.||$1,099|
Side sleepers often experience pressure buildup around their hips and shoulders due to the width of these areas, so they typically benefit from a mattress with pressure-relieving contouring. The Vaya’s 3-inch polyfoam comfort layer shapes to a side sleeper’s body, redistributing their weight to ease pressure points. Its 9-inch polyfoam core also supports a side sleeper’s hips so that they don’t sink in too deeply and jeopardize their spinal alignment.
The Vaya’s medium feel can accommodate side sleepers from any weight group, but it may be most appropriate for those who weigh less than 230 pounds. These side sleepers should get the support they need to keep their spines aligned with enough contouring to relieve their pressure points. Individuals who weigh over 230 will likely still enjoy ample pressure relief, but their hips could dip into the bed a bit and make it more challenging to maintain proper spinal alignment.
The main concern for back sleepers is typically spinal alignment. This sleep position usually keeps the spine relatively close to its natural alignment, so people who prefer to sleep on their backs typically need a bed that supports the back and allows the hips to sink in just a little. The main problem back sleepers usually encounter is excessive sagging near their hips. The Vaya’s 3-inch polyfoam comfort layer helps it cradle a back sleeper’s hips, while its 9-inch polyfoam core limits sinkage.
Since support is a key issue for back sleepers, they usually prefer a firmer model than side sleepers. The Vaya’s medium feel may be softer than ideal for back sleepers from all weight groups. Those who weigh under 230 pounds should still sleep comfortably on the bed, but their spines may not stay as well aligned as they might on a firmer model. Back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds are likely to experience more notable sagging around the hips, which can put more pressure on their lumbar region.
Stomach sleepers are often likely to experience aches and pains as a result of their sleeping position, and the wrong mattress could exacerbate these issues. Most individuals’ weight is centered around the middle of their bodies, and sleeping on the stomach can cause this weight to drag the hips and belly into the mattress. This can put a strain on the lower spine, so stomach sleepers usually need a relatively firm, supportive model.
The Vaya’s 3-inch polyfoam comfort layer gives comfortable cushioning, and its 9-inch polyfoam core provides support. However, the bed’s medium feel may allow too much midsection sinkage for some sleepers. Sagging should be limited for stomach sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds, but individuals who carry more of their weight near their middle may still struggle to keep their spines aligned. The midsections of stomach sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds are likely to droop too far into the mattress and pull their spines out of alignment.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Vaya Mattress ships to locations in the United States. It is sold through the Vaya website and on Amazon, though policies may vary for mattresses purchased through Amazon.
Vaya does not currently operate showrooms or brick-and-mortar stores.
The Vaya Mattress ships free within the 48 contiguous states. Customers can contact customer support for shipping rates to Alaska and Hawaii.
Mattresses typically leave the facility within 3 to 5 business days after the order is placed. Shipping takes an additional 1 to 5 business days. In total, customers can usually expect to receive their mattress 4 to 10 business days after placing their order.
The Vaya Mattress arrives compressed in a box that measures 19 inches by 19 inches by 42.5 inches. It is delivered curbside via FedEx. The customer then brings the mattress into their home, moves it to their room of choice, unpacks it, and sets it up. New owners should give the mattress at least 4 to 6 hours to expand before they sleep on it. Full expansion may take up to 24 hours.
Vaya does not offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal at this time.
Vaya gives customers a 100-night sleep trial to see if they like the mattress. Since it may take your body time to adjust to a new mattress, Vaya recommends trying it for a few weeks before initiating a return. Customers who aren’t satisfied with their new mattress can contact customer support and Vaya will work to find a solution. If no other solution can be found, customers can return their mattress for a full refund of the purchase price. Vaya will arrange mattress pick-up.
The Vaya Mattress comes with a 10-year warranty that covers qualifying defects in the bed’s materials and construction, like sagging of more than .75 inch. Mattresses found to have qualifying defects are eligible for a full replacement. Terms and conditions apply.
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