KAYA Mattress Review

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KAYA Mattress Review

Ratings

8.6 / 10 MA Score


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Dimensions

Twin: 40’’ X 75” Twin XL: 38’’ x 80” Full: 53” x 75" Queen: 60" x 80’’ King: 76" x 80" Cal King : 72" x 84"

Weight

110 lbs. for queen

Thickness

11"

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box

Delivered In

5-10 business days

Overview

Type:

Hybrid: memory foam and pocket coils

Firmness:

Medium-firm: 6/10

Trial Period:

120 days

Warranty:

20-year limited warranty

Summary:

Responsive hybrid mattress with a generous warranty and trial period

KAYA highlights

  • Kaya is a hybrid mattress made with layers of foam and pocketed steel coils that is built to last.
  • The top foam layers work with the pocketed spring base to provide superior edge support and keep motion transfer at a minimum.

Mattress Advisor score for the KAYA

Here’s how the KAYA Sleep mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the KAYA Sleep mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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Shipping
8
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
10
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
10
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Warranty
10
Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
9
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
7.9
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
8.5
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
7
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
9
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
9
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
8
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
9
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
9
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
4
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8.6 / 10

KAYA mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Kaya mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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Set up test

The KAYA Sleep mattress took us a minute and 17 seconds to set up. The KAYA Sleep didn’t have a noticeable odor or any difficult packaging to deal with; however, it did take a few hours to take its full shape.  

So for our setup test, KAYA gets a 9 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal so you can enjoy a night of undisturbed rest.

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is divided into two parts. We begin by asking both RJ and Asha to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from 1 to 10 how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

According to RJ and Asha, the KAYA Sleep wasn’t the best at isolating motion. They both agreed that they were a little disturbed by their partner’s movements. So they gave it a collective score of 7.25.

Part B - The Wine

Next, we pour the wine! The wine test is great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had RJ lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved.

While there was a little wobble to the wine, overall it stayed pretty still. So we gave it an 8.5.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave KAYA a 7.9 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider how much edge support the bed provides.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is broken down into two parts.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To start, we asked both RJ and Asha to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

The KAYA Sleep scored an 8.5 for the edge shoe test. RJ and Asha both felt pretty stable while putting on their kicks.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had RJ and Asha lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

Once again, RJ and Asha found it safe to stretch out on the side of the KAYA Sleep. For the edge support side test, they gave it a collective score of 8.5.

So KAYA gets a 8.5 out of 10 for edge support.

Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. Let’s take a look at how well the KAYA Sleep provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

We saw a lot of warm tones in RJ’s shoulders – So we gave him a 6.5 for pressure relief.

We saw a lot of warm tones in RJ’s shoulders so we gave him a 6.5 for pressure relief.

So for a total pressure relief score, KAYA gets a 7 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both RJ and Asha’s backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

The KAYA Sleep did a phenomenal job of keeping both RJ and Asha’s spines in alignment.

For spine alignment, KAYA gets a 9 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

Let’s face it, you want your significant other to always listen and respond to your emotions, don’t you? Well you want your mattress to do the same thing with your body movements. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep. This becomes important when considering how quickly and easily you get comfortable when changing sleeping positions.

We had RJ and Asha lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

The KAYA Sleep mattress knows how to listen to you!

So KAYA gets a 9 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the KAYA mattress:

Foundations

The Kaya mattress is compatible with any firm, flat and sturdy surface. You can use a basic frame, a solid platform, a box spring or a Bunkie board. Kaya can also be used with a slatted foundation (as long as the slats are less than 4” apart) or an adjustable base.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Floor
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Adjustable Base

What to watch out for

  • Upon unboxing your Kaya, you might notice a mild “new mattress” smell. This is normal and should go away within a few hours.

KAYA sizes available

  • Twin: $895
  • Twin XL: $945
  • Full: $1,095
  • Queen: $1,295
  • King: $1,445
  • Cal King : $1,445

A look inside

 

The Kaya hybrid mattress is built with 4 layers of foam and pocketed coils plus a cooling cover. The layers are described below from top to bottom.

  1. ThermoGel Infused Cover: Helps keep you cool while you sleep
  2. Responsive HD Foam: Responsive foam layer that provides support as you change positions and keeps motion isolated
  3. Memory Foam: Provides pressure relief and structure
  4. Transition Foam: Provides additional support for the layers above
  5. Pocketed Coils: Over a thousand pocketed steel coils provide edge support and contour your body while you sleep
Layers inside the Kaya mattress
Inside the Kaya mattress

The finer print

Delivery

The Kaya mattress ships free to all 50 US states and should arrive at your doorstep within 5-10 business days. Note, there is a $100 return fee for Alaska and Hawaii customers.

Setup

Kaya comes compressed and rolled up in a box. Simply unbox, unroll and watch the mattress spring to life! You can also take a look at how it’s done by watching the video below.

Foundation

The Kaya mattress is compatible with any firm, flat and sturdy surface. You can use a basic frame, a solid platform, a box spring or a Bunkie board. Kaya can also be used with a slatted foundation (as long as the slats are less than 4” apart) or and adjustable base.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your Kaya mattress, you can return it for a full refund before your 120 night trial period is over.

Warranty

The Kaya mattress comes with a 20-year limited warranty.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA.
  • The foams used to make the Kaya mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.

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If you have more questions about the Kaya mattress, check out their FAQ page or leave us a comment below.


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