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Happsy Mattress Review

Happsy Mattress Review

Just how good is the Happsy Organic Mattress? Find out in this review!

Last Updated: October 21, 2020

Matt Ross

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.

Who Is This Best For?

People that like firmer mattresses

If you’re looking for a bed with organic materials

Who Won’t Love It?

Strict side sleepers that want a soft bed

If you don’t like responsive/bouncy mattresses

Happsy Mattress Overview

Happsy is a bed-in-a-box mattress company that offers an all-natural and organic mattress as its flagship product and other mattress essentials such as bedding, mattress protectors, and pillows. If you want an organic mattress that won’t disappoint, Happsy may be the way to go.

We took a look at every inch of this premium bed for our Happsy mattress review. We’ll discuss each section in depth below, but here are the key points: 

  • Construction — The Happsy mattress is an organic hybrid mattress.
  • Feel — The bed includes an optional pillow top mattress cover, which gives it a springy, durable and responsive feel. But without the topper, the Happsy mattress doesn’t feel quite as soft or contouring. Without the topper, the bed gets a rating of medium-firm on our soft-to-firm rating scale.
  • Sleeper Types — We like the Happsy mattress for back, stomach and combination sleepers. It isn’t a bad mattress for side sleepers, but it isn’t the best either.
  • Price — Organic and all-natural beds are typically pricier than other beds, which is the case with Happsy. Still, it only costs $1,399 for a queen (before discounts), which we think it’s a fair price.

Jump-To Links For This Mattress Review

Happsy Mattress Review Video

Happsy Organic Mattress Materials & Design

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, it still contends that its 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. Here’s how the layers of the bed break down: 

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A look inside the Happsy Organic Mattress
  • Cover: Organic cotton
  • Top layer: 2” organic latex foam, covered in organic wool batting. The foam is “aerated” meaning it has little holes throughout for airflow.
  • Middle layer: 8” pocketed coils to allow for increased air circulation and isolate motion.
  • Bottom layer: Organic cotton shreds as part of its commitment to create one of the best mattresses for health-focused lifestyles.

Happsy Mattress Cover

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.

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You can see Happsy’s organic cotton cover

The cover isn’t machine washable, so if you happen to spill something on it, you’ll need to spot-clean it.

Happsy Firmness And Feel

Happsy is a firm mattress broadly speaking, but we 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 because it’s subjective based on a person’s weight. The heavier you are, the softer Happsy will feel.

happsy mattress review organic latex hybrid firmness rating

With the optional topper, Happsy goes from a 10″ latex hybrid mattress to a 12″ one. The optional pillow top adds 2″ of softer organic latex foam, moving Happsy from a medium-firm to between medium and medium-firm.

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. In some cases, people don’t call it “latex foam.” They will call it “latex rubber.” It has a spongy, airy, light quality to it.

Is Happsy Mattress Good For Couples?

If you sleep with a partner at night, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind before buying a bed. Here’s how the Happsy organic mattress performed in these categories.

Motion Isolation

The first element to cover is motion isolation—and this, objectively speaking, is the worst part of the mattress. 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.

Edge Support

The next 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.

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Nothing out of the ordinary with regard to edge support

Temperature Regulation

If either you or your partner tend to sleep hot, you might also be interested in how the Happsy mattress regulates temperature. 

The bed doesn’t have any built-in cooling technology, but because it’s a hybrid bed, you should stay cooler than you would in a memory foam bed. That’s because the coils in hybrid beds are more breathable and allow for improved airflow as you sleep. 

Also, according to Happsy, the wool is moisture-wicking.

Sleeper And Body Type Analysis

As you shop around for a new mattress, consider your weight and sleeping style. These two factors play a critical role in how a mattress feels as you sleep on it. 

For reference, the Slumber Yard’s Happsy mattress reviews (and all other mattress reviews on our site) are written from the perspective of an average-sized sleeper. 

Side Sleepers

Let’s ignore the topper for a second and just take Happsy as-is. Just to shoot you straight, Happsy is not our favorite side sleeper mattress. Having said that, by default, it’s not 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.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

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A great option for back and stomach sleepers

Given that it’s a medium-firm, it will be best for back and stomach sleepers.

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.

Combination Sleepers

With those points in mind, how well does the Happsy organic mattress accommodate people who switch between sleeping positions? We do feel that most combination sleepers will be fine on the mattress.

Heavy Individuals 

We typically recommend that heavier folks (more than 250 lbs) opt for a mattress with coils because they’re generally more durable than all-foam constructions. Because the Happsy mattress includes a layer of pocketed coils, we think it should be fine for bigger people.

Plus, heavier people sink into mattresses more than lighter people, which can make the bed feel softer than it is. Considering that the Happsy mattress is a medium-firm, it should provide enough give without feeling too soft.

Petite Individuals

Petite and average-sized individuals should be fine on most mattresses, including Happsy. 

However, smaller people exert less pressure on a mattress, which can make the bed feel firmer than it is. Because the Happsy mattress is already a medium-firm bed, extra petite people could feel like it’s a bit too firm.

Happsy Bed Pricing

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:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$899
Twin XL$999
Full$1,199
Queen$1,399
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 the company is running promotions, however, the bed will be even more affordable, so it might be worth your time to check Happsy.com for 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.

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 who 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?

Happsy Mattress Ratings

  • BBB rating: Happsy does not currently have a rating from the Better Business Bureau.
  • Happsy mattress reviews on Amazon: Happsy has a 4.2-star rating from 50+ reviews on Amazon. Most customers had good things to say about the bed and the unboxing process, with several reviewers mentioning that they experienced little to no odor when they opened their Happsy mattress.
  • Happsy mattress reviews on Reddit: There aren’t many Happsy mattress reviews on Reddit, but there were some users who expressed their satisfaction with the mattress.

Company Policies

Happsy is like, and unlike, every other mattress online. It’s similar in the sense that the company offers many of the standard policies in regards to shipping and trial periods. What’s not common is the warranty and mattress itself.

Trial Period 

If you purchase a Happsy bed, you have 120 nights to try it out and decide if you like it. This is a standard practice in the bed-in-a-box industry, although the exact trial length varies by company.

Free Shipping

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.

Returns

While shipping is mostly commonplace on the Internet nowadays, free returns are not (outside of Costo, 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.

Warranty

Happsy offers a 20-year warranty, which 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.

Company Information

Happsy Physical Store Locations

Currently, Happsy is not available in any physical stores.

Happsy Contact Information 

Find Happsy on Social Media

Happsy vs. Avocado Green Mattress

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 mattresses, 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.

Review team

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

FAQs

How did The Slumber Yard get this bed?

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.

What other Happsy products are there?

Beyond their flagship mattress, Happsy sells a mattress topper, sheet set, pillow, mattress cover, and foundation.

Is shipping free to Alaska and Hawaii as well as the contiguous United States?

No. Like most online brands, Happsy offers free shipping inside the contiguous United States, but does charge extra for shipping to Hawaii and Alaska.

Does Happsy have flame retardants or glue?

No! That’s a big thing that Happsy promotes, actually. They do not use any retardants or glues in the bed.

Does it have organic materials?

Yes. Happsy uses organic latex foam and organic cotton.

How firm is the bed?

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.

Will it be good for side sleepers?

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.

Is this an innerspring bed?

Yes. Happsy has coils for support and organic latex foam for comfort.

Can I return it?

Yes. Happsy comes with a risk-free trial period and totally free returns during that period.