Meet the Yogabed mattress! Yogabed is the newest to join the ranks of the growing online only direct-to-consumer mattress industry.
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The Yogabed mattress uses 4 layers of different foams to achieve optimal comfort, support, and cooling. Instead of using existing specialty foams, like latex or memory foam, Yogabed has created their own custom designed foams.
- Top layer (comfort + cooling) – The top layer of the Yogabed is 1.0″ of Yoga Instant Response foam. This a polyfoam that has quick response and adds a nice degree of comfort.
- Second layer (pressure relief + support) – The middle layer is 2.0″ inches of YogaGel. This is a gel visco elastic memory foam layer designed to add pressure relief, contour, and support for sleepers. The gel helps to pull heat away from the sleeping surface and keep sleepers cooler.
- Third layer (support) – The third layer is 6.0″ of high density support foam. This creates a degree of deep compression support and acts as a foundational base for the top comfort layers.
- Base layer (foundation) – The fourth, and final layer of the mattress, is 1.0″ of support foam. This layer acts as the foundational base for the mattress and helps provide shape.
All of these foams, and all other manufactured components within the Yogabed, are certified CertiPUR-US. CertiPUR-US classification means that the Yogabed is made:
- Without ozone depleters
- Without formaldehyde
- Without PBDE flame retardants
- Without mercury, lead, or other heavy metals
- With low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)…less than 0.5 parts per million
The Yogabed cover is one of the more unique covers I have seen. There’s actually several pretty cool features and design elements of the cover.
- Easily removable cover – most mattress covers can be removed, however generally it’s a pain and takes a while to get it both on and off. The Yogabed cover has been designed so that it unzips halfway up the side of the mattress. This makes it is extremely easy to both remove and put back on. The cover is also machine washable.
- Great texture – the Yogabed cover has a combination of smooth and textured areas, creating an interesting and different design
- Made in the USA – the cover, along with everything else in the mattress, is made in the USA
Firmness, Comfort, & Support
The Yogabed mattress sits at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being as firm as the floor).
In a normal lying position on my back or stomach I felt a fairly balanced level of sinkage and hug. However, on my side it was a different story. When more weigh is applied in a particular area of the mattress the Yogabed creates a much more notable level of sinkage and hug for sleepers. Even at 140 pounds on my side I was experiencing 2″ of sinkage along the heaviest parts of my body.
Side sleepers, heavier people, and those who carry more weight in a specific area of the body will find that the depth of sinkage is in the 2-4″ range. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s an attribute you’ll want to make sure aligns to your needs and preferences to ensure a comfortable and supportive feel. The contouring isn’t especially sharp, as the 1″ of poly foam on top balances it out a bit, but there is a noted sinkage.
Overall response time on the combination of foam layers is average to slightly above average. The memory foam core isn’t as slow as a very traditional high density memory foam, but not quite as quick as latex or coils. Despite the response time, bounce proved to be well above average. Bounce on the Yogabed was much closer to that of a latex foam mattress.
Overall, I found the Yogabed to be a comfortable mattress. Sinkage was perhaps a bit deeper than I would personally prefer, but it wasn’t uncomfortable. The mattress sleeps cool and I did not feel any build up of heat during the night.
My biggest concerns with the Yogabed are deep compression support and edge support. The Yogabed is only spec’d to support up to 250 pounds per side. If you’re a heavier person who sleeps on your back / stomach you may find that it just doesn’t offer enough support to keep your spine in alignment. As far as edge support goes, if you sleep 2-3″ away from the edge you should be fine. However, as you get much closer than that you’ll begin to experience a decline in the support. For sitting purposes the edges do not provide significant support.
Sinkage Test & Motion Transfer
As with all Sleepopolis mattress reviews, I looked at 5 different sinkage areas on the Yogabed:
- Lying on Back – in a standard lying position on my back I experienced 1-1.5″ of sinkage.
- Lying on Side – while lying on my side I experienced 1-2″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on Edge (conservative) – in a normal sitting position, where my weight was a bit further back on the mattress, I saw 3.5-4″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on Edge (aggressive) – in a more aggressive sitting position, where I was sitting directly on the edge, I experienced 6-7″ edge support, creating a complete collapse.
- Standing – while standing in the middle of the mattress I experienced 6-7″ of sinkage.
The lying and conservative sitting positions had sinkage depths that were fairly similar of a 10″ foam mattress. However, the aggressive sitting and standing positions well under-performed what I would have expected. If edge support / balanced sinkage is important to you, you’re a heavier sleeper, or you carry lots of weight in one area of your body, you should expect dramatic sinkage and hug with the Yogabed.
- Shipping – free, compressed in a box
- Warranty – 10 years
- Trial Period – 365 nights
- Made in the USA
You should consider buying the Yogabed mattress if:
- You like a medium firmness mattress. Yogabed is 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm.
- You like a deeper level of sinkage – if you’re a lighter sleeper (150 or less) and sleep mostly on your back / stomach you’ll experience a more balanced sinkage. However, if you’re a heavier sleepers, have a body type that carriers weight more in one area of your body, and/or sleep on your side, you can expect a more notable and pronounced level of sinkage and hug. The Yogabed is spec’d to support up to 250 pounds per side.
- You don’t sleep / sit on the edge – Yogabed’s edge support is perhaps the weakest area of this mattress. If you use the edge of the mattress lots of sitting, sleeping, or sex, you will likely be better off with another choice.
Yogabed’s re-designed mattress for 2016 is significantly better than their original model. The firmness and feel is a more medium, hug / sinkage are better, and the overall comfort has been improved. However, the edge support isn’t great and the increased level of softness means there’s a deeper sinking feeling into the mattress. If you like the pronounced hug feel and don’t care as much about the edge support then the Yogabed can be a good option.
For more information make sure to visit Yogabed.com.