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Naturepedic Mattress Reviews

Our full, detailed review of the popular Naturepedic Serenade mattress.

Last Updated: July 7, 2020

As the realm of natural and organic mattress options expand, it can be intimidating to figure out what sets them apart from one another. In today’s review, we take a look at the Serenade, which is arguably the most popular bed from Naturepedic. Comprised of certified organic materials, the Serenade mattress is a great option if you want to ensure you’re sleeping on a safe, healthy bed.

Who Is This Best For?

People that want a bed with natural and organic materials

If you want a breathable and supportive mattress

Who Won’t Love It?

People that do not like bouncy/responsive beds

If you have a limited budget

Quick Link Outline

If you are looking to find out one thing in particular, or just want a little guidance navigating this guide, these links are here to help you find what you are looking for a little more conveniently.

If you’d rather watch a video to learn about Naturepedic beds, you can find our full review below.

Keep in mind, our video reviews are a little shorter in nature. We just can’t fit every detail into one single video, which is why we’ve written a full review below.

Naturepedic Company Values

Given the company’s history, we think it’s important you understand a little more about Naturepedic before we discuss their mattresses. Simply put, Naturepedic is not your typical bed-in-a-box company. Founded close to two decades ago by an environmental engineer, the company’s primary focus is to manufacture the healthiest, safest mattresses on the market. As experts on the removal and elimination of toxic chemicals, you can rest easy knowing Naturepedic beds are completely safe to sleep on.

Naturepedic Company Policies

When you order the Naturepedic Serenade, or most other mattresses from Naturepedic, it will ship to you roll packed into a box that is the perfect size to fit through your front door. Like a lot of other beds that ship this way, it makes set up relatively easy (and honestly kind of fun). Latex hybrids like the Naturepedic Serenade can be pretty dang heavy, though, so we think it is definitely a good idea to have someone with you to help make the process easier.

Shipping in a box is pretty standard in the online mattress industry at this point, and Naturepedic has followed suit by offering free shipping and free returns for all of their products. Additionally, Naturepedic offers a 90-night trial window so you can test your new bed for an extended period of time before deciding whether or not you want to keep it. The company does require that you test the mattress for for at least 30 nights before you inquire about a return so you can give your body enough time to adjust to the new feel.

While the company’s risk-free trial is fairly standard, they do go above and beyond by offering an extra long warranty. Naturepedic backs their mattresses with a 20-year warranty, which certainly speaks to their belief in the quality and dependability of their products.

Pricing Section

Naturepedic uses high-quality natural and organic materials in all of their mattresses. There is an inevitable price increase when using products that cannot be cheaply manufactured, but that is part of the appeal of mattresses from brands like Naturepedic. Because they can guarantee that nothing in the mattress has been cheaply made or sourced, and is free of chemicals, toxins, and any other things that you may want to avoid having in your mattress (see the whole list of Naturepedic’s certifications below), the beds also have a bit higher of a price tag.

Here is a look at the pricing for the Serenade mattress in each available size:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$1,499
Twin XL$1,699
Full$2,399
Queen$2,499
King / Cal King$2,999

We always try to find consumers the best deals and promos out there to make your new mattress as affordable as possible. If we can find discounts for Naturepedic, they’ll will show up in that little green box on your screen. You can also check out our deals page for other discounts, or keep an eye on Naturepedic’s website to see if you can snag any special holiday deals or promotions.

Construction And Materials

As an organically made bed, the real selling point of the Naturepedic Serenade is what’s inside of it, not just in terms of comfort but in terms of health and environmental benefits too. The bed is a latex hybrid design, which is a pretty common style among natural and organic brands, but the certifications that come with every scrap of material within the mattress is really what Naturepedic stands for. Let’s take a look at the layers within the Serenade.

The support layer of the mattress is comprised of 8” pocketed steel coils which are individually wrapped in GOTS approved cotton. Each coil is sewn to the adjacent coils using Naturepedic’s own special equipment, which is something that’s pretty rare to see in the online mattress industry. This proprietary process eliminates the presence of any adhesives or harmful chemicals.

Above the coil system comes a 2” layer of GOLS certified Dunlop latex foam. Latex is a really common material used in natural mattresses—it is actually derived from the sap of rubber trees—and we have reviewed a lot of really awesome latex mattresses. Through a process of whipping and baking the sap (yup, just like making a cake) latex foam is imbued with its distinctive airy and bouncy texture.

Natural and organic latex, like the Dunlop latex used by Naturepedic is produced without any chemical additives and is naturally antimicrobial, keeping all of those annoying dust mites out of your mattress and out of your sinuses. In fact, Naturepedic’s mattresses, both those made with and without latex, are recommended by the AllergyKids Foundation.

Naturepedic Mattress Construction Layers
The materials and layers that make up a Naturepedic mattress

Adding to the comfort layer, Naturepedic also uses a thin layer of PLA, or polylactide polymer, for added comfort. Though PLA may sound like a scary chemical based product, exactly the kind of thing that Naturepedic swears off using within their mattresses, it is actually a pretty cool plant-based alternative.

Naturepedic also uses GOTS certified organic wool batting in their comfort layer. Wool, in addition to being soft and comfortable, has a uniquely versatile structure that holds it shape well, and will help to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wool is also a natural fire barrier, which allows Naturepedic to avoid using any chemical fire retardants while still passing federal flammability standards.

Organic Cotton Cover

The whole mattress is wrapped up in a soft and durable off-white cover made from GOTS organic cotton sourced from Texas. The cover helps keep the mattress breathable, comfortable and is a really supple and stretchy material that will move with your body just like the other layers of the mattress.

The cover is not removable like the one on a Puffy mattress, but it is easy to spot clean with a bit of warm water and a mild detergent. If you are particularly worried about keeping your mattress clean, Naturepedic does sell an Organic waterproof protector pad which should help mitigate the mess from potty training kiddos or wine Wednesday getting a little too crazy. If you do go the route of purchasing a mattress protector, keep in mind that they can change the feel of the mattress a bit and stifle airflow, so you might not get all the benefits of the mattress and its natural materials.

Naturepedic Mattress Review Cover
A close up look at Naturepedic’s soft organic cotton cover

We talk a lot about organic cotton covers with natural and organic mattresses. They are really breathable, durable, and usually have a really pleasant and earthy smell that is a great change from the off-gassing smell when non-natural mattresses are first unpacked.

Certifications And Sustainability

A few other things that environmentally conscious shoppers may be interested in knowing about Naturepedic’s mattresses is that their advertising of the mattress as a natural and organic option is actually really strongly backed by several certifications.

On top of the certification mentioned earlier, the Serenade mattress is also Greenguard Gold certified by UL environment, this means that Naturepedic makes their mattress with very low exposure to chemicals and pollutants. It also means that their manufacturing process produces extremely low emissions.

All of the layers inside the bed are inspected and assembled in Naturepedic’s factory in Chagrin Falls, Ohio by their team of skilled Amish craftspeople. Naturepedic’s factory and products are MadeSafe certified, meaning that they are made without any exposure to harmful chemicals or practices, making them safe and healthy for producers and consumers. Additionally, Naturepedic is involved with the Green Business Network and observes business practices that focus on the needs of their employees, communities, consumers, and the environment.

Everything that can be certified as organic, chemical free, and non-GMO within the mattress has been. Naturepedic also makes efforts to promote sustainability efforts that give back to the environment. Through a partnership with 1% for the planet, Naturepedic donates 1% of their corporate profits to aid sustainability programs. The company is also a member of several organizations that promote natural and organic practices.

For a full list of their certifications and sustainability efforts, check out the Naturepedic website.

Feel And Firmness Of Naturepedic

Now that you know what is under the surface of the Naturepedic Serenade, let’s talk a bit about how it feels. It reminds us a lot of other latex hybrids in terms of overall firmness and responsiveness, but the cushion top is definitely a really nice feature. The coils give the mattress a lot of nice support and the latex layer provides responsive support that feels both sturdy and gentle.

We tested out the cushion firm version of the mattress, and rated it at around medium-firm on our firmness scale. We reckon that the firm model of the mattress would likely sit at around true firm on the scale and would be especially appealing to back and stomach sleepers who really like a firm and supportive mattress.

Naturepedic Mattress Firmness Graphic

The cushion firm option is really nice because it provides a lot of support and definitely feels firm, so you aren’t going to feel sucked into this mattress like you’d expect from something like a memory foam mattress. The cushiony topper of the bed is quite soft and still provides a nice bit of cradling for pressure points and is easy to snuggle into.

Stomach And Back Sleepers

Naturepedic is an ideal mattress for stomach and back sleepers. We always recommend a firmer mattress for those who sleep on their back or stomach because it provides the right amount of support when you sleep flat. The Serenade won’t let your hips sag causing that uncomfortable lower back pain from a too-soft mattress.

Naturepedic Mattress Review Stomach Sleeper Image
The Naturepedic mattress suits back and stomach sleepers the best

We also really like that, although this mattress has a good amount of firmness, it still has a cushiony top, which is especially good for stomach sleepers who need support but also might want enough cushion to keep their more delicate body parts from feeling sore.

What About Side Sleepers?

It’s a little bit harder to make a call on this. Some side sleepers might be totally fine with the firmness of this mattress, (although if you are a side sleeper, I would definitely recommend that you go with the cushion firm over the firm profile). But if you’re a petite to medium sized side sleeper, you might think it’s too firm. Generally, side sleepers need a softer mattress that will cradle their pressure points when they are putting pressure on their side all night long.

Naturepedic mattress side sleeper
Naturepedic might work for heavier side sleepers like Dillon, but might be too firm for others

Combination sleepers should be just fine on this mattress unless you spend the majority of your time on your side, in which case, again, it’s probably a good idea to look for a softer mattress.

If you are a combination sleeper and you move around quite a bit in your sleep, latex mattresses are a great option because they bounce back quickly and won’t disturb your sleep as they adjust to your body’s position.

Good For Heavier People?

Yes! We think that the support and durability offered by the latex hybrid design of the Serenade makes it a great option for heavier folks. Beds with springs or coils are good for individuals who need a bed that will support them a bit more than an all-foam mattress. Also, because this bed is relatively firm, it will not feel too soft for folks who weigh more than 250 lbs.

People of all shapes and sizes should be able to get cozy on this mattress. It provides enough support for all body types while still offering a soft surface. Again, people who are petite and predominately sleep on their side should be a little bit cautious though, because this mattress might feel a bit too firm.

Will Naturepedic Sleep Hot?

Cover-kickers rejoice, this mattress shouldn’t cause you to overheat at night. It sleeps at a neutral temperature which means it regulates hot and cool air really well. The construction allows for a lot of airflow because the coils allow for better air flow and the latex foam is porous. The organic cotton, wool and PLA used in the comfort layers are also capable of good temperature regulation and moisture-wicking, so you won’t feel too sweaty, even if you are hot at night.

There aren’t any features in this mattress that work to actively cool you down, however. So if you’re a particularly hot sleeper and want something like that, check out our list of the best cooling mattresses.

Can You Share-enade The Serenade?

If you are planning on sharing the mattress with your significant other, or your child, or your cats (hey, we don’t judge) there are a few things that are always a good idea to consider.

In terms of edge support, which refers to whether or not a bed has too much give at the sides of the mattress, the Serenade fairs pretty well. Thanks to its solid coil construction, there is not much of a chance that you’ll feel like you’re going to roll off the bed.

Naturepedic Mattress Review edge support
Johnny thinks the edge support on Naturepedic checks out

If your partner (or cats) is an especially active sleeper you might feel a bit of motion transfer with this bed. Naturepedic does a pretty good job of trying to limit motion transfer with pocketed coils and luxurious comfort layers, but latex is naturally bouncy and responsive, so there is still just a little bit of motion that transfers from one side of the bed to the other.

Honestly, this is pretty average though so it isn’t anything to be too concerned unless you sleep next to the world’s most active sleeper. Nothing particularly alarming or encouraging here—the bed is ok in terms of motion isolation.

Naturepedic Mattess Reviews: Verdict

In essence, the Serenade mattress from Naturepedic is definitely a solid contender in the natural and organic mattress space. It has a supportive yet comfy feel, and a similar construction to the Happsy mattress and Birch mattress. Naturepedic’s eco-conscious values and efforts to avoid unnatural and unhealthy chemicals makes their beds a good option for folks who are health conscious and value quality workmanship.

The price of the Serenade is pretty steep, but we wouldn’t totally count Naturepedic out. If you see the value in owning an eco-conscious mattress that’s all-natural and free of harmful substances, we’d say this mattress is one of the safest ones you can lay your head on.

Review team

  • Melissa Bondy

    Combo Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

Naturepedic sent us the mattress to test out and review. We never accept any payment or compensation for what we write and the opinions expressed here are completely our own.

What bed frame would work best with the Naturepedic Serenade?

Because the mattress already has springs and is pretty heavy, we would not recommend using a box spring with it. Otherwise, most other solid platforms will work great with this mattress. If your bed frame has slats Naturepedic recommends that they are no further than 2” apart. There are a few foundations and bed frames for sale on the Naturepedic website if you’d like to check those out.

How much does the Naturepedic Serenade weigh?

Depending on the size of the mattress, the bed ranges from 70 lbs to 192 lbs.

Is this the only product that Naturepedic sell?

Nope! Naturepedic has a variety of mattresses to choose from, with the Serenade being among the most affordable. They also sell mattress toppers and pads, sheets and pillows and make a variety of bedding products for children and babies. This is actually how Naturepedic got their start, making organic crib mattresses that were naturally waterproof. They’ve since expanded into mattresses of all shapes and sizes, but are perhaps still most well known for their baby products.

Where can I buy a mattress from Naturepedic?

Most of Naturepedic’s mattresses are for sale on their website but they also partner with retailers to sell their products. In fact, Naturepedic’s most high-end line, Halcyon, is only available through retailers. They have a handy feature on their website to help you find a retailer near you.

Where are Naturepedic mattresses made?

All of their beds are made in the USA – Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

What is the most popular bed?

Naturepedic’s most popular mattress is the Serenade, which has pocket coils and latex foam.

How firm is the Serenade mattress?

It comes in 2 firmness options: Cushion Firm and Firm. The “Cushion Firm” is around a medium-firm, while the “Firm” is truly firm.

Will it be ok for side sleepers?

The “Cushion Firm” version of the Serenade mattress should be fine for side sleepers. That particular model should work for all sleeping styles, not just side sleepers.