Luma sleep specializes in natural and organic latex mattresses. Many shoppers interested in an organic mattress gravitate to naturally cooling and bouncy latex beds. But do Luma sleep mattresses live up to this breathable material’s reputation?
I reviewed the original Luma mattress to help you decide! Keep reading below to learn more about the Luma’s feel, construction, and features. Or skip down to my review summary to save time.
Is the Luma a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get in too deep, I want to let you know who I do and don’t recommend the Luma mattress for. The Luma is firm and bouncy, and that will dictate who it works best for.
Who I recommend the Luma mattress for
- Combination sleepers should really like this mattress. It’s super bouncy, so they won’t have any trouble changing positions at night.
- Hot sleepers will appreciate that the Luma sleeps nice and cool.
- The Luma offers firm support, so stomach sleepers who need a firm mattress to prevent their hips from sinking into bed should like it.
Who I don’t recommend the Luma mattress for
- Side sleepers will likely need a mattress that offers more sinkage to get the pressure relief they need. I’d recommend these folks check out our best mattresses for side sleepers.
- I wouldn’t recommend the Luma to couples. This mattress does not offer a lot of motion isolation, so you might feel disturbed by a restless partner on the Luma.
- If you’re looking for a lot of deep sinkage you might not like the Luma. I’d encourage you to check out our best memory foam mattress page to find a plusher option.
What Does the Luma Mattress Feel Like?
Now that you know whether or not the Luma could work for you, let’s take a closer look at how it feels. Remember, feel is subjective, and will vary depending on your body weight, shape, and sleep preferences.
For reference, I’m 5’ 9”, about 125 lbs, and prefer to sleep on my side.
The Luma comes in three different firmness options: plush, medium, and firm. I tested the medium version. I thought the medium Luma was a pretty firm mattress. I gave it a 7 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. For reference, a medium-firm mattress falls at a 6.5 out of 10 on the scale.
Most latex mattresses are bouncy, and the Luma is no exception. Its pocketed coil and latex layers work together to create a nice balance of bounce and support. I’d particularly recommend this firmness level to stomach and back sleepers who need firmer support to keep their spines in a straight line.
Side sleepers might need a mattress that offers a little more relief at their pressure points. Luma does offer latex mattress toppers with several of its slumber systems, so you might be able to customize a Luma to your needs if you sleep on your side.
Testing the Luma Mattress
To give you a more objective look at this mattress, I performed a few tests. Below, I’ll describe the Luma’s motion transfer, pressure relief, and edge support features in detail.
First up is my pressure relief test. It’s important for your mattress to relieve pressure around your hips, shoulders, and lower back. To test out the Luma’s pressure-relieving capabilities I used a pressure map.
I put a pressure map down on the mattress and lay down on it in a few positions. The map will be blue in low pressure areas, green and yellow in medium pressure areas, and red in high pressure areas.
Back — The Luma felt really comfortable when I was on my back. If you like firm support you should like this Luma. If you’re looking for a bit more body-contouring at the lower back you might prefer a slightly softer mattress.
Side — As you can see there’s quite a bit of green on the map when I’m on my side. I felt a lot of pressure around my hips and shoulders when I was in this position, and would definitely recommend strict side sleepers opt for a firmer mattress.
Stomach — The Luma felt most comfortable when I was on my stomach. Its pocketed innerspring coils and latex comfort layer kept my hips in line with my shoulders, which helped me achieve a neutral spinal alignment. Neutral spinal alignment is crucial for stomach sleepers, who can run into issues with back pain if their hips sink into their mattresses.
Next up I dropped a steel ball from various heights to test the Luma’s motion transfer. A bed with high motion transfer, or low motion isolation, is not ideal for anyone who sleeps with a partner or pet. If a bed doesn’t isolate motion well, you’ll feel disturbed by a bedmate moving around on the opposite side of the bed.
The Luma did not isolate motion particularly well. This is fairly typical for latex mattresses, so I wasn’t surprised. If you do sleep with a partner, I’d steer you away from this bed. You’ll feel a bit too disturbed by a restless bedmate on the Luma. One of our best mattresses for couples might be a better fit for you.
On the other hand, the Luma’s bouncy feel is great for combination sleepers. These folks should really appreciate how easy it is to change positions on this mattress.
Finally, I tested the edge support on the Luma by rolling all the way to the edge of the mattress. A mattress with high-quality edge support will feel larger, because you’ll be able to sleep all the way at the edge of your bed without feeling like you might fall off.
I was impressed with the Luma’s edge support. I didn’t feel the edges of this bed collapsing under my weight at all. If you’re someone who wants to use the entire surface area of your mattress, the Luma might be a good option for you.
What is the Luma Mattress Made Of?
Let’s take a look inside this 11-inch hybrid mattress to see why it feels the way it does. Below, I’ll break down the Luma layer by layer to give you the detailed picture. I’ll reiterate here that the Luma is a natural, organic mattress, which is a great perk for eco-friendly shoppers.
Cover — The Luma is covered in breathable Tencel fabric. Tencel is a moisture-wicking recycled fabric that’s used in a lot of organic bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Comfort Layer — Next up is an open-cell latex comfort layer. This layer is what gives the Luma its firm, buoyant feel. Latex is also a very durable material, so the Luma mattress should have a long lifespan.
Support Layer — The Luma’s support layer is made of steel coils. This pocketed coil layer promotes airflow throughout the mattress, ensuring it sleeps cool.
Foundation Layer — The base layer of the Luma is made of high-density poly foam. This thin layer doesn’t impact feel, just gives the pocket coils something to bounce off of.
Still not sure whether or not to ditch your old mattress for the Luma? Here are a few final thoughts to help you decide!
My favorite things about Luma mattress
I like a lot of things about the Luma, but one of my favorite features is its durability. Hybrid models that include naturally long-lasting latex are normally very durable, and the Luma is no exception. I’d say this extra durability is a nice feature for heavier people concerned about premature sagging.
I also really like how bouncy this mattress is. It might be a great fit for combination sleepers. Especially stomach and back combo sleepers who need firm support. And finally, I appreciate how cooling this mattress is. This is a great perk for any hot sleepers.
My complaints about Luma mattress
As a strict side sleeper, I did have a few complaints about the Luma. I prefer a plusher mattress that offers deep sinkage. The Luma feels taut and bouncy, so side sleepers like me won’t find the hug they’re looking for on the Luma. The most common complaint from Luma customers is that their mattress is a bit too firm, so if you’re looking for a soft mattress this might not be the best choice for you.
And as a light sleeper who sleeps with a restless partner, I wish the Luma offered a bit more motion isolation. But this bounce is typical of any latex mattress, so I wouldn’t be too deterred by that if you are considering the Luma.
How Much Does the Luma Cost?
Price is a very important factor when considering a new mattress. You can use the chart below to compare sizes and costs. And be sure to use our Luma coupon to score a great deal on this bed!
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Twin||$699.99||38" X 75" X 13"|
|Twin XL||$749.99||38" X 80" X 13"|
|Full||$1,099.99||53" X 75" X 13"|
|Queen||$1,199.99||60" X 80" X 13"|
|King||$1,399.99||76" X 80" X 13"|
Luma Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does Luma offer a warranty?
Luma offers a 10-year warranty.
Does Luma offer a sleep trial?
Luma offers a 100-night sleep trial. Luma also offers a comfort exchange program, so if you purchase a Luma with a separate pillow top layer, you can exchange that pillow top for a plusher or firmer version for up to a year.
How does the Luma mattress ship?
The Luma ships for free. It will arrive compressed in a box, so you’ll want to allow a few hours for decompression and off-gassing. This mattress is on the heavier side, so you might need a friend to help you unbox it.
Does the Luma mattress need a box spring?
No, you don’t need a box spring with this bed, any hard flat surface will support it. You can also use a slatted bed frame.
Can you flip the Luma?
No, you can’t flip the Luma mattress. If you’re worried about wear you can rotate it 180 degrees every six months or so.
Where is the Luma mattress made?
Luma is a USA-based company and all of its mattresses are made in California or Indiana.
Luma Mattress Vs.
It’s always helpful to compare a mattress to its competitors. Below, I’ll compare the Luma to two of its natural latex competitors, the Avocado Green mattress and the Saatva Latex Hybrid.
Luma Mattress vs Avocado Green Mattress
- Like the Luma, the Avocado is all-natural and eco-friendly. This is a great perk for any green sleepers!
- The Avocado is a bit softer than the Luma, so back and side combo sleepers might prefer this bed.
- Like the Luma, the Avocado is a durable mattress that should last you a long time.
- Interested in the Avocado? Check out the full Avocado Green mattress review.
Luma Mattress vs Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress
- The Saatva is very similar to the Luma, and has a firm, bouncy feel that’s great for back and stomach combo sleepers.
- The Saatva is a bit more expensive than the Luma, so budget shoppers may want to opt for the Luma.
- The Luma and the Saatva are both long lasting mattresses, but Saatva might have a slight leg up on durability. This luxury brand is known for using high-quality materials.
- Read the full Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress review to learn more.
Other Models from Luma
In addition to the original Luma mattress, Luma offers a natural latex hybrid mattress and two “slumber systems,” which include a removable latex pillow top. Luma offers a latex and hybrid slumber system.. The pillow tops are each offered in three different firmness options and can be made of natural or Talalay latex.
Sleepopolis hasn’t reviewed the Luma hybrid or their slumber systems yet. But, I’d recommend side sleepers interested in the original Luma consider Luma’s all latex slumber system in the plush option.
That wraps up my review, but take a look below to see how I rated a few key features of this bed!
- Edge Support