While I’ve previously reviewed the adjustable Luxi 3-in-1 bed, today I’ll be taking a look at the brand’s other bed: the all-foam Luxi One. Though it’s not customizable like its adjustable sister, it employs the same shape-matching technology to create some satisfying, personalized comfort.
But just how comfortable is the bed really? I won’t know until I put it through my series of tried-and-true tests to figure out how it sleeps, how it feels and whether or not it could be the perfect mattress for you!
Continue reading below for my full review of the Luxi One mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
As I mentioned up top, the Luxi One is an all-foam mattress constructed with three distinct layers. What sets this bed apart from others on the market is its use of “shape-matching technology,” which Luxi says allows the mattress to conform perfectly to each sleeper’s unique body for individualized relief.
To see how this all plays out, let’s dive into these layers.
Cover – The cover is crafted from a polyester/viscose blend, making for a stretchy material that snaps back into place quickly. It’s also very thin, which allows for some nice breathability.
Comfort Layer – Built with 1” of LuxiTex foam, the comfort layer is soft yet has a quick response to pressure, so you’ll be able to sink in for some satisfying relief, but aren’t likely to feel too stuck in the mattress. This layer is also perforated with small holes, which encourage airflow throughout the material.
Contour Layer – Directly below the comfort layer, you’ll find 2.5” of the brand’s shape-matching technology (SMT). This section is comprised of small poly foam “columns,” which move independently of one another to allow for deep contouring. What this means is that as you lay on the mattress, the columns will collapse and conform to the unique shape of your body. The channels that run vertically along this layer also create deep air pockets for great breathability and cooling.
Base Layer – And finally, the bed’s foundation, which is made up of 5.75” of high-density poly foam. This layer’s main job is to give the mattress its shape and stability, acting as the support upon which the softer foam layers above can react.
After taking a look at the construction of the Luxi One, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and found that I was immediately interacting with the soft LuxiTex layer, which I sank into effortlessly. Pushing in further, I encountered the SMT section, which provided even deeper contouring around my hand as its foam columns collapsed under my weight.
Since folks of different sizes and shapes are going to experience firmness differently, I decided to bring in three other testers to help me figure out the Luxi’s unique feel. We each took a turn lying on the mattress and gave it our personal firmness ratings, which we then compiled on the graph below.
While feel is always going to be a personal thing, I hope this will give you a better sense of the firmness range you can expect from the bed.
Though there was some discrepancy among my testers, we landed on an average firmness rating of 5.9 for the Luxi One. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, this bed appears to be just a touch softer than medium firm.
That being said, I personally gave the Luxi a 6.5 finding that its use of different foams produced a balanced medium firm feel. While you’re going to initially sink into the bed for pressure relief, the SMT layer and high-density poly foam foundation work to counteract this sinkage with some nice lift. This combination of pressure relief and support will satisfy a wide range of sleepers, but is particularly well-suited to those who doze in multiple positions throughout the night.
Another important aspect of a bed’s feel is pressure, and more specifically where pressure points might form while lying on top of it.
To help you visualize where these tension spots might arise, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).
Back – Lying on my back, I felt as though my weight was pretty evenly distributed across the surface. I sank quickly through the LuxiTex foam and into the SMT layer, which provided some quality pressure relief to my lower back as the foam columns collapsed underneath me. While this produced a satisfying, quasi-contouring feel, I never felt as though I were stuck in the structure and found it easy to change positions.
Side – As you can see in the graphic above, once I rolled onto my side, I didn’t really feel the formation of pressure points at my shoulders or hips. I found that the SMT layer did a great job of targeting these typical side sleeper problem areas with cushiony relief, working to alleviate discomfort in this position.
Stomach – Stomach sleepers typically prefer firmer mattress as they do a great job of positioning the hips in an even alignment with the shoulders. Since I personally found the Luxi to have a solid medium firmness, I experienced some nice comfort in this position and found that my hips weren’t sinking too far into the structure. For reference, I’m 5’10”/190 lbs., so if you’re a heavier stomach sleeper, you may find that the Luxi One is too soft for your tastes.
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Next up, let’s chat motion transfer, or the amount of disturbance you’re likely to feel from one side of the bed to the other. This section will be especially important for those of you who are planning to share your bed with a partner as it’ll let you know how bothered you’ll be by their movements in the middle of the night.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
FYI: The graphic below is meant to illustrate common movements you’ll encounter in bed, from tossing and turning (4”), to getting out of bed (8”) all the way to full on jumping (12”).
All in all, I’d say these are pretty average motion transfer results consistent with ones I’ve seen from other all-foam beds I’ve tested. In the graphic, you’ll notice a steady increase with each subsequent drop, which tells me that you’re likely to feel your partner’s movements regardless of their intensity.
When making a big mattress purchase, you’ll probably be curious to know whether you’re going to feel like you’re sinking “into” the bed or lying “on top” of it.
To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 1 inch of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 5.5 inches of sinkage.
Across the board, these are fairly average results comparable to other all-foam mattresses on the market. The only unusual outcome is the amount of sinkage for the 100 lb. medicine ball, which tells me that while you’re likely to sink through the top foam layers for some deep pressure relief, the high-density poly foam is going to do a good job of counteracting this sinkage with a bit of supportive lift.
If you’re going to share your bed with a partner and need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, it’s going to be crucial for you to consider the amount of edge support it’ll provide.
Lying on my back near the side of the bed, I felt about as supported as I did in the center. Scooting closer to the edge, I began to compress through the top foam layers, which you can clearly see in the photo above. In spite of this contouring, I was still fairly secure in this position.
Rolling onto my side, I felt even more intense compression through the SMT layer. You’ll notice this contouring especially at my shoulders and hips, which while excellent for pressure relief, didn’t necessarily translate to a super supportive feeling here at the edge.
In this position, I wanted to simulate what it would feel like to be sitting on the bed in the morning when you’re lacing up your shoes and getting ready for the day. A lot of foam mattresses experience severe compression in this position, and the Luxi One was no exception.
- Sleep Trial: 100 nights.
- Warranty: 10 years.
- Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box.
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SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced the Luxi One is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing, but be sure to use the code SLEEPOPOLIS to save $200 on your purchase of a Luxi Mattress.
|Twin||38” x 75 x 9"||47 lbs||$549|
|Twin XL||38"x 80" x 9"||50 lbs||$599|
|Full||54” x 75” x 9”||67 lbs||$699|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 9”||80 lbs||$799|
|King||76” x 80” x 9”||102 lbs||$999|
|California King||72” x 84” x 9”||102 lbs||$999|
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Luxi One mattress, let’s round this out by talking about what kinds of sleepers would like it most:
- Want pressure relief without feeling stuck – The Luxi One has an excellent balanced foam feel, which means you’re going to experience some great pressure relief without that stuck-in-the-bed feeling you might get from other all-foam mattresses.
- Anyone who needs a breathable bed – If you sleep hot, the Luxi One could be a great pick for you! Not only is the comfort layer perforated with holes for extra breathability, but the SMT material is specifically designed with airflow channels for cooling.
- Combo sleepers – With its mix of pressure relief and support, this mattress would also be a solid choice for anyone who sleeps in multiple positions throughout the night.
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