Happsy Mattress Review
Just how good is the Happsy Organic Mattress? Find out in this review!
Last Updated: September 10, 2020
Happsy competes in the natural and organic mattress category, alongside Avocado and many others. In this review we dissect Happsy to see not only what's inside, but who it will be best for, and not best for. We make sure to touch on everything from construction and feel to pricing and value.
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- Free Shipping & Returns
- 120 Nights Trial Period
- 20 Years Warranty
- Made in USA
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People that like firmer mattresses
If you’re looking for a bed with organic materials
Strict side sleepers that want a soft bed
If you don’t like responsive/bouncy mattresses
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- Shipping And Setup Process
- Organic Mattress Design And Construction
- Firmness Ratings
- Happsy Mattress Review: Verdict
- Certifications For This Bed
- Happsy Mattress vs Avocado
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Shipping And Setup Process
Happsy is like, and unlike, every other mattress online. It’s similar in the sense that the company offers free shipping, free returns, and a 120-night test window. That’s all pretty standard even if it is consumer-friendly. What’s not common is the warranty and mattress itself.
For instance, the fact that Happsy is an organic mattress is differentiation enough—the vast majority of online beds are not. Even more, a 20-year warranty is about 2x as long as what the typical company offers. To be fair, however, Happsy’s warranty is tiered at the 10-year mark, but you still get more coverage than with a lot of beds. You can read more about the warranty and policies on Happsy.com.
Now, let’s take a step back and discuss the whole shipping/returns/trial period subject. Free shipping is a fairly straightforward concept to understand; you’re not paying anything extra for delivery. The bed will be delivered in a box to your doorstep within about seven days of hitting the “order” button.
While shipping is mostly commonplace on the Internet nowadays, free returns are not (outside of Coscto, REI, and the mattress industry). When Happsy says free returns they do actually mean free returns. Inside the first 120 nights of trying the bed you can return it for any reason (even if you don’t have a reason). Happsy will help you arrange pickup, but beyond that you should be free and clear.
Before we come out and mention exact prices we need to preface this section with the fact that organic mattresses are not cheap. Most latex mattresses are in the $2,000 range, if not more. Happsy, luckily, is priced for the mass-market even if it is more expensive than the typical bed-in-a-box mattress online. Here’s a look at the prices by size for the bed:
|King / Cal King||$1,699|
As you can see, Happsy is not “cheap,” but it’s also not egregious whatsoever in terms of MSRP. Actually, relative to a lot of other latex hybrid mattresses, Happsy is quite affordable. If they are running promotions, however, the bed will be even more affordable, so it might be worth your time to check Happsy.com for their current discounts.
The one wrinkle to the entire pricing equation is that, like the Avocado Green Mattress, Happsy sells an optional pillow topper that will add cushioning to the bed, and also increase the price tag. For the queen size, if you get the topper, the MSRP ends up closer to $1,800, which—at the risk of sounding like a broken record—is not cheap, nor expensive.
Organic Mattress Design And Construction
With most online mattresses the story is all about comfort. The brands will play up things like pressure relief, pain relief, and improvements to quality of sleep. Happsy takes a different approach. Sure, they still contend that their bed is comfortable and will help you to achieve more restful sleep, but the big sell with this particular bed is the organic design.
Happsy is an organic mattress, pretty much start to finish. Let’s start with the base. Instead of using dense poly foam, as is commonplace with online beds, Happsy uses organic cotton shreds. That’s right, for the foundation of the mattress, Happsy doesn’t even use foam—they have shredded up cotton. Pretty incredible is their commitment to creating the best mattress for health focused lifestyles.
On top of the organic filling are 8″ pocketed coils. If you aren’t familiar with pocketed coils versus traditional innersprings, we wouldn’t blame you. Here’s the quick overview:
Pocketed Coils — Offer essentially the same level of support as legacy innersprings, but do a better job of isolating cross-bed motion. This means they will be more ideal for couples. Coils also tend to help with keeping you cooler as they allow for increased air circulation.
Innerspring Unit — These are becoming less common nowadays, but in the past innerspring units were one giant steel cage that supported the mattress. The major upside with an innerspring unit was the support, but the downside was that motion easily transferred through the mattress and could cause issues for particularly light sleepers. Let’s put it this way, there are positive things to say about innersprings, but they don’t tend to make for the best mattresses for motion isolation or light sleepers.
So now that you’re up-to-speed, let’s just agree to accept that sometimes pocket coil mattresses are a better option than your traditional innerspring bed. By the way, Happsy uses recycled steel for their coils, and apparently the coils themselves are GOTS certified. Look at how responsive this bed is!
On top of the coils is 2″ of organic latex foam. You will notice that the latex foam is “aerated” meaning it has little pinholes throughout. These are both necessary in the manufacturing process and also help to circulate airflow while you sleep.
The latex foam will offer pressure relief, but primarily the benefit you get from this type of foam is resilience and responsiveness. The bed will have a springy, durable feel that not many online beds offer. That said, absent the optional topper, Happsy won’t feel as soft and contouring as a lot of the other bed-in-a-box mattresses. There are tradeoffs with everything.
Now, just a quick background on latex foam. It’s made from the sap of certain rubber trees. That’s right, it’s not a petrochemical product—it’s actually naturally derived. In some cases, people won’t even call it “latex foam,” they will call it “latex rubber.” It has a spongy, airy, light quality to it.
On top of Happsy’s latex foam is organic wool batting, which just helps to provide more cushioning and breathability. You won’t be able to tell that the bed has wool inside, but if you were to take it out you’d notice the difference. It just takes the edge off, so to speak.
And, with regard to design, the last element to discuss is that Happsy has an organic cotton cover. You will notice that it’s a little more coarse than the average cover out there. That is because it doesn’t have a lot of the “filler” materials that other covers contain. It won’t be as stretchy or elastic.
Happsy is a firm mattress broadly speaking, but we actually rate it as a medium-firm (without the topper). That is according to the average person in America (anywhere from 160 lbs to 210 lbs).
As you can see in our chart below, however, firmness is a range since it’s subjective based on a person’s weight. The heavier you are, the softer Happsy will feel.
With the optional topper, Happsy goes from a 10″ latex hybrid mattress to a 12″ one. The optional pillowtop adds 2″ of softer organic latex foam, moving Happsy from a medium-firm to between medium and medium-firm.
Sleeping Positions: Side, Back, Stomach
Let’s ignore the topper for a second and just take Happsy as-is. Given that it’s a medium-firm, it will be best for back and stomach sleepers, though, we do genuinely feel that most combination sleepers will be fine as well on the mattress.
The main thing that Happsy provides is support. The latex foam, together with the pocketed coils, provide plenty of bi-directional support, meaning you will remain more buoyant on top of the mattress.
As we switch gears to side sleepers, just to shoot you straight, Happsy is not our favorite side sleeper mattress. Having said that, by default, it’s not actually a terrible option for side sleepers. The pressure relief isn’t as deep as, say, the Leesa Legend mattress, but it does have some pressure relief.
If you spend the majority of the night on your side, and you really want an organic mattress, we’d say you should seriously consider the optional pillowtop with Happsy. That will add even more pressure relief and cushion, making it a far superior mattress for side sleepers (especially those under 150 lbs). You can see the pillowtop on Happsy.com.
If You Sleep With A Partner
These last two elements apply mostly to couples. If you’re sleeping alone, feel free to skip this section.
The first element is edge support, and it refers to the strength (or lack thereof) of the perimeter of your mattress. Happsy has good, not great edge support, but it’s not a serious concern because it’s basically just as good as most other latex hybrids out there. We don’t think it will be necessary to “size up” with Happsy due to the edge support.
The next element to cover is motion isolation—and this, objectively speaking, is the worse part of the mattress. I’m talking about motion isolation. It does not deaden movement as well as, for example, a gel memory foam mattress.
Movement will transfer through the bed, albeit less than if Happsy had an innerspring unit. You might consider, if you’re a highly sensitive sleeper, buying the optional topper or getting a larger size. We can’t imagine that it will be a major issue for most people, but we do want to acknowledge that we’ve reviewed mattresses that deaden movement better than Happsy.
Happsy Mattress Review: Verdict
It’s a nice mattress, but is it right for everyone? No. That said, it’s not supposed to be right for everyone. Happsy is designed specifically for eco-minded shoppers that want a bed-in-a-box mattress. And with that goal in mind, it’s hard to dislike the bed. We think the price point is approachable, design is very thoughtful, and comfort is clearly there.
If you’re a strict side sleeper that wants an extra plush mattress, you should probably look elsewhere. But, if you’re a back or stomach sleeper, it’s certainly a good bed with plenty to offer. Again, however, the big thing you’ll be paying for is the construction, so if you don’t care about getting an organic mattress why pay (a little) more for Happsy?
What Makes This Bed Different
Compared to most beds online, Happsy is differentiated through its organic construction. As we mentioned, most beds are made with poly foam or memory foam, not organic materials.
Compared to other latex hybrid mattresses it’s partly differentiated via its price tag. As an example, a latex mattress that we really like is Zenhaven, which is around $1,900 for a queen. If you remember back to the pricing section above, Happsy with the topper is about $1,800. Happsy isn’t always more cost-effective than other natural/organic beds, but there are very few that it’s more expensive than.
Certifications For This Bed
Given that this is an organic mattress it has a million certifications. Obviously, I’m being hyperbolic, but Happsy does have just about every certification you could ever want with a mattress. Here’s the list of their current certifications and associations:
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
- GREENGUARD Gold Certified
- Made Safe Certification
- UL Environment Validated
- Green American Certified Business
- Zero Toxics Product Registry
- 1% For The Planet
- American Sustainable Business Council
Needless to say, many of these certifications are terribly difficult to attain. You can see the full list of associations and certifications on Happsy.com.
Happsy Mattress vs Avocado
At a high level, ignoring certifications, these beds are quite similar. Here’s just a quick list of some of the larger commonalities:
- Similar overall design (i.e. pocketed coils, latex foam, wool, organic cotton)
- Optional pillow topper offered
- Extra supportive thanks to the coils
- Responsive and resilient feel
- Queen MSRP of around $1,400
- Certain organic materials, including GREENGUARD Gold
- Plenty of health-related certifications
- Ship in a box
With that out of the way, below is an overview of why you would get Avocado and Happsy, respectively.
Avocado Green Mattress – This is subjective, but Avocado feels like the more luxurious mattress despite the fact that it’s basically the same price as Happsy. Something about its design as a whole, and all of the little details, just makes it feel like a truly premium, high-end mattress.
Beyond this, Avocado has a 365-night trial period and a 25-year warranty, both of which are longer than what Happsy offers. You get to try Avocado for a full year before you decide to keep or return it. Happsy is generous with offering a 120-night trial, but 365 nights is just ridiculous.
Further, Avocado offers a fully vegan mattress, which doesn’t have wool. Not sure if you care about this, but it’s something different about Avocado.
Lastly, these are heavier mattress, which means handles are key. Avocado has handles, Happsy does not.
Happsy Organic Mattress – By default, Happsy is a little softer than Avocado. If you take both beds without the topper, Happsy will be just a tinge softer than Avocado. As such, if you tend to spend more of the night on your side, you might prefer Happsy with the topper to Avocado with the topper.
We were sent Happsy by the brand so that we could test and review it. We do not allow brands to influence our opinions, however, and we review products independently.
Beyond their flagship mattress, Happsy sells a mattress topper, sheet set, pillow, mattress cover, and foundation.
No! You should not flip the mattress. You shoulder, however, get in the habit of rotating your bed every quarter (i.e. 4x per year). This just ensures that the bed is wearing evenly and doesn’t have lumps. Fortunately, Happsy uses latex foam, which is known to be resilient and doesn’t tend to wear as quickly as some other foams.
No. Like most online brands, Happsy offers free shipping inside the contiguous United States, but does charge extra for shipping to Hawaii and Alaska.
No! That’s a big thing that Happsy promotes, actually. They do not use and retardants or glues in the bed.
They do from time to time. It just depends on when you’re shopping for the mattress. If you want the best chance to get the best deal, you might consider shopping during major American holidays.
Yes. Happsy uses organic latex foam and organic cotton.
It depends on whether or not you add the topper. Without the topper, Happsy is about a “medium-firm.” If you add the topper, it becomes a little softer with added cushioning.
We think with and without the topper it should work for side sleepers (and all sleep styles), so long as you’re aware that it’s not a “plush” mattress.
Yes. Happsy has coils for support and organic latex foam for comfort.
Yes. Happsy comes with a risk-free trial period and totally free returns during that period.