Metta Bed Mattress Review

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Metta Bed Mattress Review

Ratings

6.3 / 10 MA Score

Price   $1199*

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*Price for a queen with free shipping.

Dimensions

Twin: 38'' x 75'' Twin XL: 38'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 75'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84''

Weight

120 lbs. for queen

Thickness

7''

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 16" x 16" x 64"

Delivered In

7-10 business days

Overview

Type:

Latex

Firmness:

Available in plush, medium and firm

Trial Period:

120 day comfort exchange*

Warranty:

20-year limited warranty

Summary:

Versatile mattress that sleeps cool

Metta Bed highlights

  • The Metta® Bed Mattress is available in 3 comfort levels to provide a personalized level of comfort and support: Plush, Medium, and Firm. The Plush is the softest of the three comfort levels and is ideal for those who prefer a more cushiony feel.
  • Great for pressure relief, motion isolation and natural airflow that keeps you cool.

Mattress Advisor score for the Metta Bed

Here’s how the Metta® Bed 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 Metta® Bed mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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Shipping
6
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
1
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
0
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
7
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
6.5
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
5
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
7.75
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
9.5
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
7.5
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
6.5
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
8
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
2
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

6.3 / 10

Metta Bed mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Metta® Bed 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 Metta® Bed mattress took us just under one minute to set up. Metta® Bed was light but floppy and hard to move. This mattress was definitely on the smelly side when we first opened it and stayed that way for a few hours.

So for our setup test, Metta Bed gets a 7 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.

Part A - The Humans

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

The Metta® Bed was a little bouncy but in the grand scheme of things kept motion transfer low. RJ and Asha gave it a collective score of 7.5.

Part B - The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. This is a 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 a forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of it moved.

That wine did not hold up well on the Metta® Bed mattress. There was some serious sway. So we gave it a 5.5.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave Metta Bed a 6.5 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 the edge support.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

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 Metta® Bed scored a 3.5 for the edge shoe test. RJ noted that the mattress bottomed out when he sat on the edge.

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.

RJ and Asha found it very difficult to lay on the edge of this mattress and feel secure. So for the edge support side, the Metta® Bed scored a 6.5.

So Metta Bed gets a 5 out of 10 for edge support.

Pessure 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 Metta® Bed 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 mainly blue and green on RJ! So we give him an 8 for pressure relief.

We saw a little red in Asha’s shoulders, so we give her a 7.5.

So for a total pressure relief score, Metta Bed gets a 7.75 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.

Would you look at those straight spines?! The Metta® Bed did a great job of keeping both RJ and Asha’s spines in alignment.

For spine alignment, Metta Bed gets a 9.5 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

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 Metta® Bed did a decent job responding to RJ and Asha’s shift in position.

So Metta Bed gets a 7.5 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the Metta Bed mattress:

Foundations

The Metta® Bed Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

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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

  • The Metta® Bed mattress is non-refundable, but they do offer a 120 Day Comfort Layer Exchange Program* that allows you to swap out your mattress for a different comfort level within 120 days of the mattress being delivered. Be careful not to confuse the comfort exchange for a trial period.
  • There may be a slight odor after you unbox the Metta® Bed. This should go away in a few days.

Metta Bed sizes available

  • Twin: $899
  • Twin XL: $949
  • Full: $1,099
  • Queen: $1,199
  • King: $1,499
  • Cal King: $1,499

A look inside

The outer cover of the Metta® Bed mattress is made of certified organic cotton quilted wool, which acts as a natural flame barrier. The supportive base layer of the Metta® Bed is made of two 3″ layers of natural rubber latex.

A look inside the Metta Bed mattress
A look inside the Metta Bed mattress

What Metta Bed customers have to say

  • “My husband was hesitant to buy a bed without being able to try it out first. Unfortunately there are no non-toxic mattress stores anywhere near us. I chatted at length with the customer service of Metta® Bed, and they were so very helpful and helped me to pick a firmness level that would be nearest to our previous mattress, which my husband loved. The bed arrived, and it is absolute love! It is so comfortable! We got a medium firmness king, and it is not too hard or soft. The support is good and my husband said that he went to be and woke up 7 hours later in the exact same position in which he fell asleep. He didn’t wake up once, not even to roll over! Needless to say, we would definitely recommend this bed. The price is great compared to other non-toxic mattress options, and Metta® Bed customer service is awesome. We also got the wool pillows, and we love those, too!” -Erin P.
  • “I don’t usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to leave feedback about each of the products this company offers… they are just THAT good! I have struggled with back/neck pain and insomnia over the years, but these products have made such a big difference and helped me to sleep through the night! This mattress, especially, is such a worthwhile investment… the comfort is incredible and I feel good about the fact that the materials are not poisoning me (or the planet). I feel like this is one of the best steps you can take toward improving your overall well being, since sleep has such a big impact on quality of life… I’m honestly not sure how I managed before I found this bed! I HIGHLY recommend this mattress to anyone struggling to with back/neck pain or sleep issues (or anyone who just wants quality sleep) — you will not regret it!!!” -Kiwi
  • “Latex is my new best friend!!! My hip pain went away within a few nights of sleeping on this mattress (I’ve had hip pain for years). I can’t believe how supportive this mattress is (I’m a heavy girl) and more importantly healthy!! It was easier to set this mattress up than it was removing my old mattress to the garage! You cannot go wrong with Metta®Bed – I’m hitting my snooze button more often now!” -Amy C.

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The finer print

Delivery

The Metta® Bed Mattress comes with free shipping and should arrive at your doorstep within 7-10 business days. White-glove shipping is available in certain areas for an additional fee.

Setup

The Metta® Bed mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it spring to life.

Foundation

The Metta® Bed Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

You can not return the Metta® Bed mattress. However, if you’re not in love with your Metta® Bed, you can exchange it for another comfort level within your 120-night Comfort Layer Exchange Program period. Although Metta® Bed mattresses are not refundable, orders can be canceled at any time before they ship.

Warranty

The Metta® Bed mattress comes with a 20-year limited warranty.

Cleaning

To clean the Metta® Bed Mattress, simply spot clean with a homemade cleaning solution, upholstery or enzyme cleaner. The Metta® Bed mattress cover is not washable.

Bonus points

  • Handmade in the USA
  • The materials used to make the Metta® Bed mattress are GREENGUARD Gold certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.
  • The fabrics and threads used to make a Metta® Bed mattress adhere to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Other products sold by Metta Bed

Spiraled Wool Pillow
$89 for a standard pillow
Metta Bed Organic Comforter Organic Comforter
$419 for queen

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


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