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Level Sleep Mattress Review

Level Sleep Mattress Review

A detailed look at the bed chiropractors and doctors recommend for back pain relief

Last Updated: September 18, 2020

According to multiple media outlets, over 50% of Americans who spend their workday sitting experience some sort of back pain. Given this trend, it shouldn't come as a surprise that mattress companies are starting to produce beds aimed specifically at fixing this issue. Level Sleep, the focus of today's review, is one such example.

Who Is This Best For?

If you’re intrigued by a new “zoned support” design

Medium and petite sized individuals

People that want a comfy foam bed

Who Won’t Love It?

Heavier people

If you want a firm or soft bed (it is in the middle)

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Gregory Minnis, DPT
Dr. Gregory Minnis is a physical therapist with an interest in orthopedic manual therapy. He graduated from the University of St. Augustine in Florida with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His work experience includes orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, neurological rehab, advanced assessment and treatment of running injuries, and advanced treatment of the pelvic complex, spine, and extremities. He loves spending time outdoors biking, skiing, and surfing.

Overview Of Level Sleep Mattress Review

Honest Level Sleep Mattress Video Review

Keep reading to learn more about the Level Sleep bed.

Level Sleep Background

The company describes itself as a science-based sleep company rather than a mattress company. That’s because in addition to producing mattresses, Level Sleep invests a tremendous amount of time and resources into:

  • Research
  • Development
  • Clinical trials

The company even holds a patent on its special three-zone mattress design, which is aimed at reducing pain and preventing pressure build-up. Given the company’s commitment to science and purposeful mattress design, chiropractors and doctors often recommend the Level Sleep mattress.

You can read more about what doctors and chiropractors say about the bed on the company’s website.

Level Sleep Bed Pricing & Coupon Code

The Level Sleep mattress is priced near the middle to higher-end of the bed-in-a-box industry. Considering the patented TriSupport design, we can see why the mattress is priced slightly higher than the likes of Leesa, Puffy and Lull.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$799
Twin XL$899
Full$1,099
Queen$1,199
King / Cal King$1,399

Level Sleep is aggressive when it comes to discounts, sales and coupon codes. In most cases, you can expect to receive a 15-20% discount on your mattress purchase. Check LevelSleep.com for current deals.

What Is The Level Sleep Mattress Made Of?

If you look at the Level Sleep mattress in a vacuum, it has a basic construction. It has three layers of foam and is 11″ thick. However, the design of the mattress is more intricate than you might think. Here’s a quick explanation of the layers within the bed:

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A look at the zones within the Level Sleep mattress
  • 7″ layer of dense support foam as the foundation
  • Zoned Performance Layer — an Energex Adaptive Foam split into three sections
  • 1″ layer of Enduroplush HR Foam

The Zoned Performance Layer provides pressure relief and support, while also aligning your hips and spine by creating different levels of firmness across the length of the mattress. Level Sleep refers to this as TriSupport design, and it is designed to do several things: 

  • Reduce compression of soft tissues
  • Improve blood flow
  • Relieve back pain
  • Provide a neutral alignment for the spine
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A peek inside the Level Sleep mattress

The Enduroplush layer is new to the mattress as of late 2019. Previously, the Zoned Performance Foam served as the top layer. However, some consumers felt this layer was too intense given the firmness profiles of the different sections. The new comfort layer now provides a smoother, more uniform feel along the surface of the mattress.

Level Sleep Mattress Cover

Wrapping the three layers of foam is a removable, stretch fabric cover. However, the company recommends you do not remove it. If it gets dirty, spot clean the soiled area with a safe, mild detergent or hand soap.

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A look at the updated cover on the Level Sleep mattress

The cover also got an upgrade in late 2019. It now has a much sleeker look to it.

Level Sleep Mattress Firmness

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Comfortable neutral-foam feel

Level Sleep Firmness Rating

In terms of firmness, we’d rate the bed around a medium on our soft-to-firm scale or a 6 on our scale of 1-10. It finds a nice balance between comfort and support.

level sleep mattress firmness

Level Sleep Mattress Feel

The Zoned Performance Layer and top comfort foam combine to give the mattress a soft, airy foam feel. We’d say the bed falls into the neutral-foam category rather than the memory foam or latex foam categories. 

The top layers don’t conform to your body like memory foam, nor do they have the bouncy characteristics of latex foam. The feel lands somewhere between the two. 

Level Sleep Mattress Sleeper Types

Side Sleepers

We think side sleepers will find the Level Sleep mattress extremely accommodating. The bed is soft-to-the-touch and offers a good amount of pressure relief.

level sleep mattress review side sleeper
Good amount of pressure relief for side sleepers

We especially like that the areas under the hips and shoulders of sleepers are slightly softer. These are typically the areas of the body that can start to experience discomfort if the mattress is too firm or unforgiving.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

We think the bed will do the job for people who spend the majority of the night on their back or stomach.

level sleep mattress review back sleeper
Properly supports back sleepers

Although the bed is soft and comforting, it does a good job of keeping your spine in proper alignment. In other words, the split firmness design of the mattress ensures your trunk doesn’t sink too far down into the bed.

Combination Sleepers

All in all, we think the Level Sleep mattress is an excellent choice for combination sleepers who rotate between their back, stomach and side throughout the night. Regardless of the position you’re in, the mattress provides the necessary support under your lumbar area as well as a good amount of pressure relief for your hips and shoulders.

level sleep sleep positions

In addition, the top layer on the bed is rather responsive. This means sleepers will find it easy to switch positions.

Level Sleep Mattress Body Type Analysis

Petite

Given the bed has three foam layers, we think it’s most ideal for petite and average-sized individuals.

Average

We think people of all shapes and sizes will find the mattress to be comfortable, making it a great choice for average-sized individuals.

Heavy

If you weigh more than 250 pounds, we suggest you check out our list of the Best Hybrid & Coil Beds. Coils tend to be more durable and supportive than the dense foam foundations that all-foam beds (like Level Sleep) utilize.

Level Sleep Mattress Performance Ratings

  • Durability: The company stands behind the durability of the Level Sleep mattress with its “Forever Warranty,” which guarantees the quality of construction, materials and durability of the mattress for as long as the original purchaser owns the bed.
  • Pressure relief: The mattress was designed for pressure relief, and the company holds a patent for its special three-zone mattress design.
  • Motion isolation: The mattress performed well in the MySlumberYard motion isolation tests.
  • Temperature neutrality: The mattress is temperature neutral.
  • Edge support: The edge support is surprisingly good considering this is an all-foam mattress. 
  • Noise: This all-foam mattress doesn’t make any noises that would keep you up at night.
  • Sex: It doesn’t have as much bounciness as most people would prefer, but it also isn’t the type of mattress where you sink in and get bogged down.

Does The Level Sleep Mattress Sleep Hot?

No, we think it falls in line with the majority of online beds in that it sleeps temperature neutral. That means our testing team found that the bed didn’t actively cool them down but they also didn’t feel the bed slept overly warm. If you’re an especially hot sleeper, you may be interested in checking out our list of the Best Cooling Mattresses.

Will Couples Like The Level Sleep Mattress?

In short, yes, we don’t think couples will have any issues with the Level Sleep mattress. The bed performed decently well in both our motion transfer and edge support tests.

Motion Isolation

The bed does a good job of deadening any movement that is created on the surface of the mattress. The water in the glass barely moves despite the Slumber Yard team member rolling around near it.

This is a good indication that the bed will hopefully be able to mute most of your partner’s movements throughout the night.

Edge Support

We thought the mattress provided fairly decent edge support given its all-foam construction. The members of our testing team never felt like they were about to slip off the side as they approached the edge.

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Good edge support for a foam bed

This is a positive sign for couples who share a smaller mattress or prefer not to cuddle.

For more information read our blog post regarding edge support.

Level Sleep Review Verdict

The Level Sleep mattress is one of the more unique beds we’ve ever tested. We like the differentiated “zoned” design of the secondary comfort layer. Ultimately, we do think the bed is a great option for people suffering from back pain. The bed is soft and comfortable, yet it does a fantastic job of providing support in key areas, which is crucial for back pain sufferers.

However, with that said, the bed is on the expensive side. As such, if you’re just looking for a comfortable foam mattress, there are plenty of more affordable options.

Other Level Products

  • Level Restore Pillow
  • Level Adjustable Bed Frame
  • Level Sleep Platform Bed

Level Sleep Ratings

  • BBB Rating: NR
  • Amazon Reviews: The Level Sleep mattress is not available on Amazon.

Level Sleep Company Info

Level Sleep Mattress Physical Store Locations

There are quite a few stores that offer the Level Sleep Mattress, and you can find the complete list over on the brand’s website.

  • Sonoma, CA
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Dalton, MA
  • North Adams, MA
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Henderson, NV
  • Bay Shore, NY

Level Sleep Contact Information

Find Level Sleep Mattress On Social Media

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • Jon Gomez

    Side Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

Level Sleep Company Policies

Like most online, direct-to-consumer mattress companies, Level Sleep offers extremely friendly customer policies. Let’s dig a little deeper and discuss exactly how purchasing a mattress through Level Sleep works:

  • Trial period: The trial period at Level Sleep is a generous 365 days
  • Warranty policy: Level Sleep mattresses come with a “Forever Warranty” which guarantees the quality of construction, materials and durability of the mattress for as long as the original purchaser owns the bed
  • Shipping: Level Sleep mattresses ship for free and typically arrive in 1-5 days

Comparing Level Sleep vs. Layla

Level Sleep has a neutral foam-like feel, but the Layla is softer, with a memory foam feel that lets you sink in as the mattress conforms to the shape of your body. Another difference is that the Layla is a double-sided mattress that has a softer side and a firmer side. This makes the Layla suitable for all sleeper types, while the Level Sleep is around a medium firmness level and accommodates those who want a balanced between soft and firm. Finally, the Layla is more affordable compared with the Level Sleep mattress.

Comparing Level Sleep vs. Saatva

Where the Level Sleep is constructed of several layers of foam, the luxury Saatva bed is constructed from two layers of coils topped by memory foam and a comfortable Euro pillow top. This gives the Saatva a more responsive and bouncy feel. Saatva also is available in three firmness levels. The differences come at a cost though, with the Saatva far more expensive than the Level Sleep mattress.

Comparing Level Sleep vs. Nectar

One major difference between Level Sleep vs Nectar is that Nectar uses 3″ of memory foam, whereas Level Sleep uses a 1″ layer of Enduroplush HR foam. That gives the Nectar mattress a sinking memory foam feel, while the Level Sleep maintains more of a neutral-foam feel. The Nectar Mattress is more affordable by a big margin. In fact, Nectar even made our list of the Best Budget Beds.

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard team get this mattress?

The company sent us this mattress for free so that we could test it. We received no monetary compensation from Level Sleep to produce this review though. We retain full editorial control over the content we publish. In other words, the views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the Slumber Yard team.

Does the Level Sleep mattress off-gas?

Yes, you may notice that the mattress emits an odor for up to 72 hours after completing the unboxing process. This is completely natural and not due to any harmful chemicals. In fact, the Level Sleep mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified, which means they are free from harmful toxins and materials like flame retardants, ozone depleters, heavy metals and formaldehyde.

Is there a specific frame you need with the Level mattress?

The Level Sleep mattress is compatible with most bed frames, box springs and foundations. In most cases, you do not need to purchase a new frame. Just make sure your existing foundation has little to no flex and is able to properly support the weight of both the mattress as well as you and your partner.

When will the mattress arrive after I purchase online?

Typically, it takes 2-5 business days for the mattress to arrive at your home. Of course, processing times may vary depending on demand and seasonality. If you opt for white glove delivery, a customer service representative will normally reach out within 1-3 business days to schedule delivery and set-up.

Does Level Sleep ship mattresses internationally?

No, unfortunately, the company only ships to the United States. If you live in Hawaii or Alaska, the company charges an additional fee.

Where can I test the Level Sleep mattress?

As of the date of this post, the Level Sleep mattress is not sold in any brick and mortar mattress stores. It’s only available to purchase online. As such, you’ll have to rely on the company’s 365 night trial period to test the mattress. This should be more than enough to figure whether the bed is right for you and your partner. No word on whether the mattress will be sold in stores in the future.

How firm is this mattress?

Our editors rate the Level Sleep mattress as around a 5/10 on the firmness scale. It’s a “medium” in terms of firmness.

What is this bed made of?

This is a foam mattress that measures about 10″ thick.

Will this work for side sleepers?

It should work for all sleeping positions. It’s not overly soft or firm.

What types of foundations work with Level Sleep?

You can put Level Sleep on any foundation that is sturdy and has little-to-no flex. Certain platform beds and slatted bed frames should work, as well as the floor and adjustable bases.

Are the materials used in the Level Sleep mattress safe?

All of the Level Sleep mattresses are made with foam that is CertiPUR-US Certified to be free of PBDE flame retardants, ozone depleters, heavy metals, formaldehyde, VOC’s, and phthalates.

What is the Forever Warranty?

It’s a warranty that lasts forever. For as long as you own your Level Sleep mattress, the quality of construction, materials, and durability is guaranteed.