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Yogabed Review (Marpac Foam Mattress)

An in-depth review of the Marpac Yogabed mattress

Yogabed is a bed in a box mattress from Marpac, a company that sells sleep-related products. Yogabed has a unique, responsive memory foam feel, and in this review we’ll break down who the bed is best for and not best for.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Anyone who wants a responsive memory foam feel
  • Back, stomach, side, and combo sleepers
  • Medium and petite individuals
  • Those who want a removable and machine washable cover

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Anyone who loves stereotypical memory foam
  • Folks that weigh over 250 lb
  • Extra hot sleepers

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For more reasons than one, Yogabed is similar to Casper, Tuft & Needle, and a number of other prominent bed-in-a-box mattresses. For starters, Yogabed ships for free and arrives at your house in a box that looks better suited for a mini fridge than a full size mattress.

From there, it’s on you to drag the box inside, remove the packaging, and set up the mattress. The whole process is actually pretty fun and only takes about 10 minutes start-to-finish. Here’s a look at the unboxing process.

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Getting Yogabed all ready to go

Once the mattress is out of the box, be sure to give it 24-48 hours to off-gas and fully inflate to its original size. Since the foams have been compressed for several days, they need a little extra time to shape up. This happens with pretty much every mattress you’ll be shopping for online.

From day of delivery, you have 101 nights to decide if you love your new bed. Yogabed does ask that you give it a minimum of 30 days for your body to get used to your new bed. After that, if for some reason you decide that you don’t want to keep Yogabed, contact Marpac and they’ll have someone come pick the mattress up for free, and refund your purchase. Just make sure that the manufacturing tags are still attached and there aren’t any rips, tears, or pet hair on the mattress.

Marpac also backs the mattress with a 10-year warranty, which is pretty standard for the online mattress space.

Yogabed Price and Coupon Code

Yogabed is priced fairly affordably, with a queen size mattress retailing for just under $1,000. Here’s a full pricing breakdown.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$549
Twin XL$549
Full$849
Queen$949
King / Cal King$1,049

Because Yogabed sells exclusively online, they tend to play the coupon game, just like any other bed-in-a-box mattress. During major holidays, and randomly throughout the year, the will offer discounts on Yogabed. You can check here on Marpac.com for current promotions. They don’t always have a mattress coupon/deal, but they are pretty regular with offering some sort of discount.

What Is Yogabed Made Of?

Yogabed is a memory foam mattress, but it’s also sort of not a memory foam mattress. By that I mean, you can tell the bed uses memory foam, but there’s no stuck-in-the-mud feeling the way there is with Nectar, Novosbed, and a lot of other memory foam beds.

As far as construction goes, Yogabed has four layers of foam. The first layer is 2″ of super-dense support foam—that’s the foundation for the mattress. Then you have 5″ of a slightly less dense support foam. Next is 2” of YogaGel Memory Foam. The top layer is 1″ of Instant Response YogaFoam. This foam feels more neutral and is what shields you from experiencing a true, memory foam feel. In other words, the memory foam is there, but it’s not the top layer and therefore it’s not what you feel most.

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Construction breakdown of the Yogabed mattress

In total, the mattress is 10″ thick, just like the vast majority of online foam mattresses. The one thing that we appreciate that’s different with Yogabed is that it’s not just using off-the-rack foams, at least not in the top layers. This is what gives it such a distinctive feel (more on this below).

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Under the hood of the Yogabed mattress

All of the foams within Yogabed are CertiPUR-US certified, which means that they don’t contain any formaldehyde, ozone depleters, flame retardants, or heavy metals. Their foams also have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality. Basically, this mattress is safe to sleep on, and that obviously is a good thing.

Yogabed Cover

Another element that makes Yogabed unique is that its cover is not only removable, but also machine washable. This makes it really easy to clean your mattress and means that you don’t need a mattress protector to ward off stains. Make sure you use cold water when you wash it, use gentle detergent, and then lay it out to dry.

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A closer look at Yogabed’s Zip N Wash cover

The cover is also hypoallergenic and made with a cotton poly blend. It’s super-soft and really comfortable to lay on. Marpac even sells additional covers on their website, so you can swap them out while you’re doing a load of laundry. The whole situation with Yogabed’s cover is just really nice; we wish more mattresses had a removable, machine washable cover.

Yogabed—Feel, Firmness, and Responsiveness

Yogabed is surprisingly responsive for a bed that uses memory foam. After you apply pressure to the surface, the foam is quick to spring back into place, similar to what we’ve seen on a lot of latex mattresses. Here’s a look at that.

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Look at how quick the foams respond to pressure

As for the overall feel of the mattress, it sort of sits between proper memory foam and poly foam. It has pressure relief and support, but is still really comfortable. About the closest bed in terms of feel to Yogabed is Leesa or Tulo, both of which have memory foam, but feel more neutral overall.

As for a firmness rating, we’d put Yogabed in the medium range, give or take depending on your weight. We’d say it’s slightly firmer than Casper, but definitely softer than Leesa Sapira.

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As a heads up, softness/firmness is subjective, which is why we have it on a spectrum. For petite individuals, Yogabed will be closer to a medium-firm, but for someone around 200 lb, the mattress will feel more like a medium-soft. Just know that softness/firmness won’t be the same for everyone.

Is Yogabed Good for Back and Stomach Sleepers?

Absolutely. Yogabed should be firm enough to support your spine and keep it in neutral alignment. This means that your hips, trunk, and shoulders are supported and not sinking too far into the bed.

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Jeff always finds a way to get in his mid-day cat nap

Keep in mind that support and firmness are relative to weight. The more you weigh, the more stress and pressure you’re applying to the bed, and, resultantly, the more you’ll sink in. As such, if you’re in the range of 250-275 lb or more, Yogabed probably isn’t your best option, especially if you mostly favor your back or stomach. In this case, we’d push you more toward, Saatva, Big Fig, or a handful of other mattresses for heavy/obese sleepers.

If, however, you’re under 250 lb, you’ll be just fine with Yogabed if you plan to sleep on your back or stomach.

Side and Combo Sleepers

We think the Yogabed will be a good a very good option for combination sleepers that like to rotate between sleeping positions during the night. It just has such an accommodating feel and it’s so responsive that it’s basically a combo sleeper’s dream (pun absolutely intended).

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As for side sleepers, Yogabed probably won’t make our list of the best mattresses for side sleepers, but we wouldn’t consider it a bad option. Out of the box, it will be a little firmer, but all beds soften over time, so we’re really confident that side sleepers can sleep on this mattress—it just won’t be as plush from the get-go as, say, Brentwood Home Oceano or the Bear mattress.

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Slightly firmer to start, but will soften over time

For a lot of people, it might make sense to start with a bed that, brand new, is a tad firmer than they want because it will get softer after just a few months of use. Point is, yes, you can sleep on your side with Yogabed, but no, this is not a plush mattress.

Heavier People

In general, all-foam beds are not ideal for heavier folks (i.e. over 250 lb). Nothing against Yogabed or other 10″ all-foam mattresses, but they just won’t be as supportive over the long run as will a lot of spring/hybrid mattresses. It’s not that Yogabed isn’t a durable mattress—we actually think that it will be highly durable—but it’s not the best option if you’re over 250 lb.

Does Yogabed Sleep Hot?

Although memory foam beds typically sleep warm, we found the Yogabed to be more temperature neutral. Since the bed is slightly firmer than your average foam mattress, and more responsive, you end up sleeping more on top of the bed. This leads to better airflow because the material isn’t wrapping around you and trapping in all of that body heat.

Additional Considerations for Couples: Edge Support & Motion Isolation

Yogabed is indeed a really nice bed for couples, especially if both partners are under 250 lb. We say this not only because of the accommodating, neutral feel of the mattress, but also because it has pretty dang good edge support and deadens movement efficiently. Let’s unpack that for a minute.

For a 10” all-foam mattress, Yogabed has surprisingly good edge support. This means that the edges keep their shape so that you’re not left feeling like you’re going to roll off of the bed. Edge support is key when you’re sharing a smaller mattress such a a full. In this instance, space is really limited and you need to be able to be able to utilize the entire surface of the bed, including, of course, the edges.

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Consider yourself edge-ucated on the Yogabed (wow, that was bad)

In terms of motion isolation, we’d give Yogabed high marks as well. As you can see in the video below, the movement does transfer through the bed, but just barely. We were pleased with how Yogabed performed here, but we weren’t surprised. In general, all-foam beds—particularly those with memory foam—do a great job of deadening movement.

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Peet’s actually sounds great right now

Why is it important that a bed do a good job of limiting motion transfer? Well, it’s really all about not disturbing your partner if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night or you’re just an active sleeper. A lot of innerspring or coil beds will push motion throughout the mattress and if one of you wakes easily, that motion can really disrupt the quality of your sleep.

Marpac Yogabed Review: Verdict

Yogabed is a solid option for petite to medium sized individuals. It has an interesting feel, but it’s very comfortable. That said, our favorite part about this bed is actually the removable and machine washable cover. To be honest, it’s hard to point out negatives with this bed—it checks a lot of boxes and is a really nice bed.

Review Team

Kelsie Longerbeam

Stomach Sleeper

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

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Carla Thrower

Back Sleeper

Owen

Owen Poole

Side Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get Yogabed?

It was sent to us by Yogabed so that we could review it. We did not accept any money to say good or bad things about it. We review products independently without the influence of outside actors.

Does Yogabed work with all bed frames and bed bases?

It should. Marpac also offers an All-in-One frame/foundation to use with your Yogabed mattress. It’s 100% steel construction, and will raise your mattress 14” off the floor. It doesn’t come with a headboard, but it’s “headboard-friendly” and comes with the appropriate hardware to connect one.

What all will my Yogabed come with?

Your bed will come with the aforementioned “Zip N Wash” cover, and depending on current offers, it might come with a gift of two complementary pillows.

Where is Yogabed manufactured?

It's made in the United States

Does Marpac offer financing options?

Yes. They use a company called Affirm, which is used by about 60% of online mattress companies.

Does Marpac offer white glove delivery?

As of September 2018, no they do not.

Should you flip Yogabed?

No. This is a one-sided mattress. You should, however, rotate the bed a few times per year so that it wears evenly throughout.

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