Looking for a simple, affordable bed-in-a-box mattress, but not sure which of these popular options is right for you? In this post, we’ll talk about feel, firmness, pricing, and more to help you make a the best decision for your sleeping needs.

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In this post, we’ll cover some of the main differences between Yogabed and Tuft & Needle. Here’s a basic outline of the points we’ll be talking about:

  • Price — Tuft & Needle is the more affordable option between the two.
  • Feel and Construction — Yogabed has a responsive memory foam feel, while Tuft & Needle has a neutral-foam feel.
  • Cover Details — Yogabed has a removable, machine washable cover.

Of course, these are just the headlines. We’ll talk about each point in more detail in the rest of this post, and you can find even more information on each mattress in their individual reviews. You can also find both Yogabed and Tuft & Needle compared to other mattresses on our comparisons page.

Yogabed vs Tuft & Needle Comparison

If your mattress search has brought you to these two beds, there’s a good chance that you’re looking for something that’s simple, has an all-foam construction, and that you can order online. Yogabed and Tuft & Needle check all those boxes.

Yogabed is made by Marpac, a company that makes sleep-related products, like sound machines and, of course, mattresses.

Tuft & Needle as a brand is backed by Serta Simmons, and they’ve had their feet in the mattress pool for a long time.

Yogabed Feel And Firmness

Yogabed’s feel is what we consider a responsive memory foam feel. We explain it as a mix between memory foam and neutral-foam, but the memory foam is really just a hint and not overwhelming at all. Basically, this is a memory foam mattress for folks who like the pressure relief of the material, but really aren’t excited about that traditional sink-in experience.

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Yogabed mattress layers

The firmness of the Yogabed mattress is a medium to medium-firm on our scale. Being right there in the middle of the spectrum means it’s a suitable mattress for back, stomach, side, and combo sleepers alike. It isn’t going to be overly firm or overly soft for any sleeper type, making it a pretty accommodating mattress.

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Testing out the Yogabed mattress

Both Tuft & Needle and Yogabed will soften over time, so while we’d put them close to a medium on the soft/firm scale, they will end up softer. This is the main reason we think they will both work for side sleepers.

Yogabed’s Washable Cover

It isn’t uncommon for a bed-in-a-box mattress to have a removable cover. It is, however, uncommon for that cover to be machine washable. For most covers, removable or not, you’ll have to spot clean in the case of a spill. That’s not the case with Yogabed, though.

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Coffee mishap? No problem, just toss the cover in the wash!

Yogabed is one of just a few mattresses with a machine washable cover. If you have a breakfast-in-bed accident, or maybe your toddler has an accident, you can pull that cover off the mattress and toss it right in the washer. We love this feature of the Yogabed and give the brand points for their easy-clean thinking.

Yogabed vs Tuft & Needle — Price

When it’s time to buy a new mattress, it’s pretty likely that the first thing you decide on is a budget.

Between these two options, Tuft & Needle is going to be more affordable (before and after discounts). Pricing does fluctuate, but you can typically get a queen size Tuft & Needle for under $600. That puts this mattress on the affordable end of the industry’s price spectrum. You can check current pricing on Tuft & Needle’s website.

A queen size Yogabed mattress is usually around $800 to $1,000 after discount. For the record, this is a reasonable price that’s on par with the likes of Casper, Layla, and Leesa.

You can check the table at the top of this post for information on current pricing, as well as any discounts or promo codes we’re aware of. Also, if both mattresses are a little out of your range, you might want to check out our list of the Best Beds Under $500.

Tuft & Needle Feel And Firmness

Tuft & Needle’s feel is just about as neutral as it gets in the world of mattresses. It’s just a comfortable, neutral-foam feel with no hint of this or leanings toward that. It truly is a neutral feeling mattress.

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Stomach sleepers approve.

Tuft & Needle falls at a medium on our firmness scale, although we’d say it’s just a smidge firmer (like Yogabed). Because of that very slightly firmer profile, we’d give Tuft & Needle the edge for back and stomach sleepers.

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Keep in mind that back and stomach sleepers need to have proper support under their hips and trunk area in order to keep their spine aligned and wake up without any aches or pains.

How Are Yogabed And Tuft & Needle Similar?

Let’s face it—Yogabed and Tuft & Needle are not vastly different mattresses. In fact, they’ve got a decent amount of crossover. For starters, they’re both all-foam beds with a 10” thick construction.

That actually leads to another similarity—both of these beds are best suited for petite and average sized folks, and aren’t the best options for people with heavier body types. If you weigh upwards of 250 lb, you’ll be better off looking at hybrid beds that have coils for more support and durability in the long run.

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General soft-foam feel to both mattresses

Yogabed and Tuft & Needle also perform similarly in terms of temperature regulation. Both of these beds are going to sleep temperature neutral, meaning they won’t be the reason you wake up sweaty and too warm, but they aren’t going to help cool you down if you’re a naturally warm sleeper. Basically, if you’re a hot sleeper, these mattresses will be neither the problem, nor the solution.


All things considered, we think the biggest factor when you’re deciding between Yogabed and Tuft & Needle is price. Tuft & Needle is going to save you a few hundred bucks. However, if budget isn’t a factor for you, then weigh the value of getting a hint of memory foam and a washable cover with Yogabed, versus a true neutral, non-divisive feel with Tuft & Needle.

If you’re still not sure, we have dozens of reviews, comparisons, and best lists for additional help on your hunt for the perfect bed.

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Review team

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    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

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    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

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    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper