Lull Mattress Overview
While the Lull mattress isn’t the most recognized mattress on the block, they have a strong online presence and social media. Lull offers a simple, comfortable foam mattress for a reasonable price. We think its simplicity is part of its appeal. If you want a reliable bed without any extra bells and whistles, the Lull mattress should be on your list. Continue reading our Lull review to determine what we thought and who we think it works best for.
Here are the highlights of this Lull Mattress Review:
- The Lull mattress falls right in the middle of our firmness scale.
- All of the foams that they use are CertiPUR-US Certified, which means that the materials have met rigorous standards of minimal off-gassing.
- It’s a solid mattress option for petite to average-sized people. Heavy people might not get the support they need from the Lull bed.
Lull Mattress is one of 150+ beds our Slumber Yard team have tested out, as we strive to review as many beds in the mattress space as we can. What can we say, we’re big bed fans around here and know way more than the average person does about mattresses. So you can rest assured the information below comes from educated and knowledgable bed enthusiasts who want to help match you with your perfect bed.
For those of you who would rather watch than read, here is a quick Lull Mattress video detailing what we like most and least about the mattress.
Honest Lull Mattress Video Review
Lull Mattress Firmness And Feel
How firm is the Lull mattress?
The top two layers are nice and soft. But the thick base support foam is firm. The contouring memory foam will provide the relief and support the average-sized sleeper is looking for. However, heavier people will likely find that they sink pretty far into the mattress, which doesn’t translate to support.
What does the Lull bed feel like?
The Lull bed has somewhat of an interesting feel. It’s constructed with both polyurethane foam (polyfoam) and memory foam and feels like a super comfortable balance between the two (i.e., there’s no overwhelming memory foam feel). In our opinion, the Lull feels like you’re laying on a soft cloud, but then the material begins to contour to your body, and you sink in a bit like the cloud is hugging your body back. We find it somewhat unique and comfortable.
Lull Mattress Construction And Design
As you can see by the picture below, we sliced this mattress up in order to see just how the layers inside stack up. Altogether, Lull Mattress is a 10” thick, 3-layer, all-foam bed.
Lull mattress construction:
- Base layer – 7” foam base layer for support
- Transition layer – a 1.5” transitional layer made up of a proprietary blend of foams, which for this review we’re simply calling neutral-foam, and it limits the stuck-in-the-mud feeling you would otherwise get with the top layer.
- Comfort layer – 1.5” memory foam top layer
- Soft cover – The Lull bed’s cover is made from polyester and rayon. While it’s removable, we don’t recommend it because it’s a pain to put it back on. It’s not machine washable either, which tends to be the case with most online beds. If you spill anything on this mattress while you’re brunching in bed, just spot clean the area with some mild detergent and warm water.
Lull Mattress states that they don’t use harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde, ozone depleters, heavy metals, and certain flame retardants. Their foams meet a standard of fewer than 0.5 parts per million volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Lull also offers a mattress protector on their site. It’s supposed to be 100% waterproof and spill-resistant. It’s also machine washable, making it hypoallergenic because you can wash away any dust, skin cells, or dust mites. This is a nice addition if you’re a clean freak or have sensitive allergies. If you want a cover, be aware that any mattress protector from Amazon and other retailers should work. You don’t have to get the one from Lull.
If you are looking for a luxury hybrid version of this mattress, check out the Lull Luxe Hybrid.
Lull Sleeper Type Analysis
- Side sleepers
Side sleepers typically want a softer mattress, which will provide more pressure relief, particularly for their hips and shoulders. While we wouldn’t consider Lull to be a plush mattress, it’s definitely soft and pressure relieving enough for strict side sleepers. Given the Lull bed’s soft, memory foam layers that conform to your body, we’d say that Lull is best suited for side sleepers.
- Back and stomach sleepers
The Lull mattress is a good mattress for most sleeper types. Keep in mind that a lot of this depends on body type. Back and stomach sleepers need a firmer surface to keep their hips and shoulders properly aligned throughout the night. Beds that are too soft will allow them to sink too far into the mattress, which will lead to pain and discomfort in the morning.
- Combo Sleepers
Combo sleepers tend to switch sleeping positions throughout the night. Thankfully, the Lull doesn’t leave you with that stuck-in-the-mud feeling, so combo sleepers will be able to move around with little resistance. Heavier combo sleepers might want to look for a firmer bed or something that incorporates coils for durability.
Lull Body Type Analysis
- Average body types
Individuals who weigh under 230 lbs or so can usually get away with sleeping on any foam mattress, and we think Lull is no different in that aspect.
The bed will support average sleepers no matter what sleeping position they prefer. This is not a “firm” mattress, though, so if you want something that makes you feel like you’re laying on a bed of grass, the Lull might not be the choice for you. Lull falls right in the middle of our soft/firm scale.
- Petite body types
It’s worth noting that a petite person will perceive the mattress to be firmer than an average or heavy person would. The less they weigh, the less pressure they put on the mattress, and the more you’ll lay on the top of the bed instead of down in it. This can be an issue for petite side sleepers as the best will feel firmer.
- Heavy body types
Since this mattress is made only with foam and it’s 10″ thick, we don’t think it will be supportive enough for larger people long-term. It’s just not designed for that. If you’re at or over, 230 pounds you should probably look into the beds on our list of the best mattress for heavy and obese sleepers.
Of course, heavier people would be able to get by for a little while on Lull, but we simply can’t recommend that you use it as your primary bed if you weigh over 230 lbs.
How Much Is A Lull Mattress?
The price of the Lull mattress is fairly affordable and competitive with other bed-in-a-box mattresses like Casper and Leesa. In our opinion, the Lull mattress is a solid value, especially if you don’t want memory foam or neutral foam, but something in between. Here’s a full pricing breakdown before you apply any discounts:
Lull Mattress Performance
The Lull mattress does a pretty good job in terms of pressure relief. This is something typical of memory foam mattresses. The top memory foam and the transitional layer made of proprietary foams give you all the benefits you expect from a memory foam bed. You should expect both pressure relief and support for spinal alignment with the Lull bed.
Memory foam is usually known for trapping heat because of how the material contours around your body. However, we found during our Lull bed review that it sleeps temperature neutral. That said, if you sleep excessively hot at night, you may want to look into a bed with some active cooling features, like the Brooklyn Aurora or the other selections on our Best Cooling Mattress for Hot Sleepers list.
Because of the memory foam, this bed isn’t immediately responsive. You’ll see your handprint for a second or two after pressing into it; this is why the bed feels like it’s kind of hugging you. While the Lull mattress is slower to respond, we didn’t find it made us feel “stuck in the mud” because of the neutral-foam layer right beneath the memory foam. You can easily change your position while sleeping.
When you sit on the edge of the bed, the stability and how far it sinks in is what we call edge support. This is a critical factor for couples who need access to the entire bed surface or people who like to sleep towards the edge of the bed.
Like a lot of other foam beds, Lull doesn’t have the best edge support –– the foam layers do collapse around you when you sit on the edge. So if you’re a couple interested in this bed, go a size up or cuddle in the middle. But even with limited edge support, we wouldn’t say it’s a deal-breaker for this mattress.
As for motion isolation, Lull does a good job here, so you probably won’t feel your partner moving around or getting up during the night, which is important if you’re trying to get restful sleep. Even sensitive sleepers will likely be able to sleep soundly with Lull.
Is it good for couples?
If you co-sleep with a partner, there are a few things you may want to consider when you’re searching for a bed. Edge support and motion transfer are the top two factors.
Lull Company Policies
Lull, like most online mattresses, will give you a few additional perks to customers who decide to purchase from them.
- Free shipping and returns
- 365-night trial
- Lifetime warranty
Like most mattresses in a box, if you for some reason are unhappy with your purchase. All they ask is that you give your mattress at least two weeks before requesting a return and refund because it takes some time for your body to adjust to a new sleep surface.
Lull Mattress Review Verdict
We like Lull bed, but also accept it’s not for everyone. It’s designed for petite and average-sized individuals, not heavy people. When it comes to temperature regulation, there’s nothing really special about Lull. We found that it sleeps more temperature neutral than anything else. The bottom line is that you get this bed if you’re looking for a slightly softer foam mattress, but you aren’t in love with a traditional memory foam feel.
What we like about the Lull mattress:
- It has a feel that sits somewhere in between a standard polyfoam and memory foam. So you get the benefit of memory foam without the whole memory foam feel.
- The Lull mattress is really affordable. It’s one of the most reliable budget beds on the market.
Things to consider:
- The Lull mattress is not best suited for people who weigh over 230 pounds. They will likely want a bed with more support, like a hybrid or traditional innerspring mattress.
- We think the Lull mattress falls right in the middle of our soft/firm scale. That said, petite sleepers will perceive this mattress as firmer. Side sleepers under 150 lbs should keep this in mind as a too firm mattress might result in some pressure points.
Lull Mattress Alternatives
These mattresses are all similar to the Lull Mattress but at varying price points.
|Mattress Type||Firmness||Temp||Body Type||Thickness||Starting Price|
|Lull||Soft Foam||Medium||Neutral||Under 230 lb||10inch||$1499* *Queen mattress|
|Tuft & Needle Original||Soft Foam||Medium||Neutral||Under 230 lb||10inch||$895* *Queen mattress||Read Review|
|Casper Nova Hybrid||Soft Foam||Soft||Neutral||All Body Types||12inch||$2095* *Queen mattress||Read Review|
|Puffy Original||Mixed Foam||Medium||Neutral||Under 230 lb||10inch||$1249* *Queen mattress||Read Review|
How Lull Compares To Other Mattresses
- Lull Vs. Casper Mattress
Lull vs. Casper have a bit of overlap, but they do not feel the exact same. Casper has a truly neutral feel, while Lull has a whisper of memory foam, given that it’s the top layer of the mattress. Beyond feel, firmness level is pretty much the same and they’re both able to accommodate all sleeping positions.
- Lull Vs. Leesa Mattress
Very similar story for Leesa as well, though, we’d say Leesa is a tinge firmer than Lull. Still, they have a similar feel and can work for all sleeping positions. We’d give the edge for side sleepers to Lull and the advantage for back and stomach sleepers to Leesa if you forced us.
- Lull Vs. Purple Mattress
Purple is one of the most unique beds available online and feels nothing like Lull. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing will depend on your personal preferences. Purple has a responsive, gel-like feel and Lull has that neutral-foam/memory foam mix.
- Lull Vs. Saatva Mattress
Saatva is the most affordable and most popular in the category of luxury beds, at least online. It’s available in three firmness profiles, none of which feel anything like Lull. Saatva gets the win when it comes to heavy sleepers, but Lull wins on price.
- Lull Vs. Nectar Mattress
If Lull has a mixed feel, Nectar has a true memory foam feel. The edge on price goes to Nectar, but this comparison hinges on your preferences for the feel of the bed.
How We Test Mattresses
- Our testing process
Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed-in-a-box craze. Our team has personally tested over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
- Construction: We cut mattresses open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
- Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
- Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
- Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
- Support and how that changes by body/sleeper type
- Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of bed or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
- Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
- Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while sleeping.
- Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
- Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
- Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
- Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
Lull is a great mattress for people under 230 lbs who want a bed with a medium firmness level and a slight memory foam feel. It’s ideal for combo sleepers or anyone who wants a nice balance between support and pressure relief.
Generally, all-foam mattresses have a life of around 8-10 years. Ultimately how long your bed lasts depends on how you treat it. If you don’t weigh much and take care of it, the mattress will probably last longer.
You should not flip a Lull mattress. The construction of the Lull mattress doesn’t let you flip it –– the comfort layer is on the top and the support layer is on the bottom. Trying to sleep on the bottom of a Lull bed would uncomfortable as it would be very firm. You can rotate the mattress is you’re worried about wear, just don’t flip it over.
Your Lull mattress might have that new mattress smell for a couple of days, but it usually fully disappears after that period. On their website, Lull states that any smells that you may notice with your new bed are entirely normal when purchasing products that contain new foam and that none of their mattresses have harmful chemicals. Just make sure to give your bed time to air out a bit before sleeping on it.
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