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Awara Mattress Review

Awara Mattress Review

Awara is an affordable natural and organic latex mattress that ships directly to your door.

Last Updated: September 17, 2020

The Awara is a latex hybrid mattress made with certain natural and organic materials. It's durable, burly, and unbelievably supportive. In this review, we’ll discuss how this mattress feels, the benefits of its materials, who’s going to like it, how it’s priced, and more.

Who Is This Best For?

People that want a hybrid mattress

If you have a tough time making up your mind (full-year trial period and free returns)

Mostly back and stomach sleepers

Who Won’t Love It?

People looking for a soft mattress

If you don’t want a responsive/bouncy bed

Outline Of Our Awara Review

For those of you that prefer to skim through a review, we’ve included jump-to links above. These will allow you to quickly read particular sections and take in the review.

Honest YouTube Awara Review

As our subscribers and avid fans know, we’re big on video here at The Slumber Yard. True to our roots, here is a quick video review covering what you need to know about the Awara latex mattress.

Keep reading to learn more about this premium hybrid mattress.

Retail Price Of The Awara Mattress

One of the biggest considerations in buying a new mattress is the price. Here’s a pricing breakdown for the Awara mattress by size:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,299
King / Cal King$1,699

Is There An Awara Mattress Coupon Code?

Check the box on the right side of the page for current mattress deals and coupons. Typically, Awara offers something like $300 off, but that may change season to season.

Awara’s MSRP is higher than that of the average bed-in-a-box sold online, but in this case, you get what you pay for. Natural and organic materials, along with latex foam in general, is almost always going to drive up the price. With all that in mind, Awara is one of the more affordable eco-friendly beds on the market.

Awara Construction And Eco-Friendly Materials

A lot of mattresses are marketed on their specific materials, and this is especially true of beds that come from the eco-friendly corner of the industry. These companies make a concentrated effort to use sustainable and natural materials.

Awara is a 13” mattress, which makes it thicker than average. It has a 9” layer of zoned support coils, a 4” layer of 100 percent organic, natural Dunlop latex, and then an organic cotton and natural wool cover.

awara mattress reviews construction and latex foam
Simple, but highly durable construction.

The zoned support design is something we’ve been seeing more of in both all-foam and hybrid mattresses. We think it’s a smart design that is effective for a lot of sleepers, and we’re glad to see it catching on.

Benefits Of A Natural And Organic Mattress

Mattresses made with non-natural and non-organic materials are not bad mattresses. As long as they have the basic safety and quality certifications, they aren’t detrimental to your health at all.

That being said, there are certain perks that come with a natural and organic mattress. One you’ll notice most immediately is the smell. With most bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’ll need to allow it a few days to off-gas. After being tightly compressed, packaged, and shipped for days, the new mattresses often have a pretty overwhelming “new” smell, which can sometimes be rather unpleasant and even cause headaches and nausea for sensitive folks.

Natural mattresses, like Awara, tend to have far less of that new-mattress smell, and their organic covers can often have a nice, almost earthy scent to them.

awara mattress review cover
A closer look at Awara’s organic cotton cover.

Natural latex is one of the best mattress materials for folks with allergies because it’s antimicrobial. These characteristics can help prevent dust mites and other allergens.

Latex is also a naturally cooler material than other foams. This is in part because it’s an aerated material, so it allows for better airflow than the denser poly and memory foams. Between the coils and latex foam, Awara sleeps on the cooler side. We wouldn’t say it’s decidedly a cooling mattress, but it isn’t warm either.

And, of course, going the sustainable route is nice for the planet.

How Firm Is The Bed?

At a high level, Awara is a latex mattress with support coils underneath, and that’s fairly evident in its overall feel. We’d describe it as an innerspring-feeling bed with a layer of foam on top.

Although you do have a whole 4” of that latex foam, latex is a responsive, bouncy, almost spongy material, so it does play into that springy feel, while also adding some cushion.

awara mattress review firmness rating

On our firmness scale, we rate Awara in the medium-firm range.

Who’s Going To Like Awara?

The combination of Awara’s feel and firmness makes it a suitable bed for back and stomach sleepers and maybe for combo sleepers, but not the best option for strict side sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers need a mattress that provides good support for all their heavy spots to keep their spine properly aligned—Awara’s zoned coil system and responsive latex foam do that.

As a firmer bed, Awara will prevent sleepers’ hips and trunk from sinking too far into the surface of the mattress.

awara mattress review back sleeper
Awara is a great mattress for back and stomach sleepers.

Certain combo sleepers may be able to sleep comfortably on Awara, but that is dependent on a couple of factors. For one, said combo sleeper will need to spend most of the night on their back or stomach, rather than their side. For two, it would be best if they were also on the heavier side, which will allow them to experience the most possible pressure relief from the mattress. Whereas petite folks won’t sink in or feel that cushion from the top layer hardly at all.

Combo sleepers won’t have any trouble switching positions because Awara’s coils and responsive latex prevent any “stuck” feeling.

awara mattress review combo sleeper
Certain combo sleepers will like Awara, too.

Strict side sleepers, unfortunately, probably won’t enjoy Awara enough to sleep on it every night for the next 10 years, give or take. The same things that make it a good bed for back and stomach sleepers make it too resilient for side sleepers.

In other words, a bed as firm and responsive as Awara is going to push against a side sleeper’s pressure points, rather than accommodate them. Check out our list of the Best Mattress For Side Sleepers And Pressure Relief.

Is Awara An Option For Heavier People?

We think Awara is a great option for heavy folks. The coils, thickness and firmness make it a supportive and durable mattress. It’ll prevent heavy body types from making deep impressions and wearing down the mattress for a lot longer than your standard all-foam bed.

We usually define heavy body types to be 250+ lb, but the features we mentioned will also be nice for those on the heavier side of average, say 200+ lb.

For more mattresses that we think will work well for folks over 200 lb, check out our list of the Best Mattresses For Heavy People.

Can It Also Work For Average/Petite Individuals?

We think Awara will be a good pick for anyone who’s average sized, and even some petite folks will like it. It’s a no-go for petite folks who sleep on their side even a little bit, though. It’s too firm for those types of sleepers.

But for everyone else, assuming you like the feel of the mattress and aren’t a strict side sleeper, Awara can stay on your list.

Final Two Items For Couples

These are two features you’ll want to think about if you share your bed. Edge support is what keeps you from feeling like you’re about to roll right onto the floor when you and your partner try to spread out on your mattress.

Awara has great edge support—no one’s going to be accidentally tumbling off the side in the middle of the night.

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Checking out the edge support on Awara.

Motion isolation is particularly important if you or your partner is a light sleeper. It’s what prevents you from waking up every time your snuggle buddy turns over or gets up for a midnight snack. Awara has good motion isolation. We won’t call it great, but seeing as it’s a bed filled with coils and responsive, spongy latex foam, we have no complaints with “good” motion isolation.

Other Awara Products

Awara Mattress Review: Synopsis

Overall, we’re fans of the Awara mattress. It’s well made and uses quality, sustainable materials that come with natural benefits. If you’re looking for a bed with some bounce, you’re primarily a back and/or stomach sleeper, and you’re willing to spend a little extra for natural and organic materials, Awara is certainly a contender.

Company Policies: Shipping, Returns And More

If you’ve decided to go the online route in your mattress hunt, be sure you’ve done your research on each seller’s policies in regard to shipping, returns, trials, and warranties. You don’t want to order a bed you’ve never tried and be stuck with it if you don’t like it.

When you purchase a mattress from Awara, you’ll get free shipping. The mattress will be packaged in a bag about the size of a mini fridge. Just pull it out, unroll it onto your bed frame, remove the wrapping and allow the mattress to take shape. It may take a few hours.

Awara also offers a risk-free trial period that allows you to try out the bed for a full year (365 nights) before the return window closes. If you decide Awara is not for you, you can return the mattress for a full refund within that trial period.

If you do keep the mattress, it comes with a “forever warranty.” You can visit the Awara website to read the warranty terms.

Awara Reviews

  • BBB Rating: Not Rated
  • Amazon Reviews: Generally reviews on Amazon are positive, though a few customers have complained about customer service.

Company Info

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Review team

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

How did we get the Awara mattress?

Awara sent us this mattress to test out. However, all opinions are our own and we have full control over our content. We aren’t obligated to say good or bad things about this mattress.

Does Awara sell other products?

Yes, it does. You can check out their foundation and bed frame on the website.

Can you sleep on it if you have a latex allergy?

Most likely, you can. Latex allergies are rare, but even if you happen to be one of the unfortunate few with a sensitive allergy, there’s a good chance that you can still sleep on a latex foam bed. This is because the material’s manufacturing process usually includes a wash that removes the soluble proteins in latex that cause allergic reactions. Also, your skin won’t be in direct contact with the latex, as the latex foam layer is under the quilted cover.

Does the Awara mattress have any certifications?

Yes, the Awara mattress is made with GOLS-certified Latex and GOTS-certified organic cotton. Awara is also a ClimatePartner-certified company, which means 10 trees are planted for every mattress sold.

Does it come with free shipping?

Yes, shipping in the US is free.

Can I test before I buy?

You won’t find Awara in any stores, but you can test it for 365 nights at your home, and if you’re not happy with it, you should be able to return it for a full refund.

How firm is Awara?

Awara is a fairly firm mattress. It’s around a medium-firm, perhaps a little firmer.

What is the Awara mattress made of?

Awara has pocket coils for support and latex foam for comfort—that’s it!

Where do I try an Awara mattress?

You won’t find Awara in any stores, but you can test it for 365 nights at your home, and if you’re not happy with it, you should be able to return it for a full refund.

Where do I buy an Awara mattress?

You won’t find Awara in any stores, but you can test it for 365 nights at your home, and if you’re not happy with it, you should be able to return it for a full refund. You can purchase the Awara mattress on the Awara website.

Is there an Awara mattress discount code I can use?

Try the Awara website for discount codes.

How often will I find an Awara mattress sale?

Awara usually runs specials seasonally.