Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid Review
Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid Review
✔️Last updated: March 2023
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|✔️Mattress Advisor Score: 8.76/10|
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Quick Summary: The Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid is an all-foam mattress designed to be as responsive and supportive as a hybrid one—and many sleepers will find that it succeeds in this lofty objective. With a 6/10 for firmness, and above average scores for pressure relief and motion transfer, the mattress is well-suited to side sleepers, back sleepers, couples, and lightweight and average-weight sleepers. Stomach sleepers and sleepers over 230 pounds—especially those who like a firmer mattress—will likely find that it’s too soft. Read on for more about what it’s like to sleep on this bed so you can make your own decision.
Who Is the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid Best for?
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Nolah All-Foam Hybrid Highlights
Don’t be fooled by its confusing name—the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid isn’t a hybrid at all. The mattress aims to be the best of both worlds by combining the responsiveness and support of a hybrid, with the pressure relief of a memory foam bed. Except in this case, this “hybrid” doesn’t actually have any inner coils—it really is just all foam.
In this review, we’ll discuss what it’s like to rest on the All-Foam Hybrid, what kind of sleepers the mattress is best suited to, and whether it achieves its ambitious hybrid-mimicking goals.
What Makes the Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid Stand Out
- Good Responsiveness: Considering this mattress is made from all foam, it has a bouncy but stable feel, and springs back quickly when you press a hand into it. The mattress really does feel like it provides the support and pressure relief of memory foam with the responsiveness of a bed made with inner coils.
- Soft Top Layer: The All-Foam Hybrid has a very soft top layer made of plush AirFoam, Nolah’s proprietary memory foam that’s designed to be cooler, more durable, and more relieving of pressure in your hips and shoulders. The support and transition layers beneath are much firmer.
- Great for Lightweight and Average Weight Sleepers: As a lightweight sleeper, I found the bed to be exceedingly comfortable while lying on my back, side, and even stomach because I didn’t sink very far into the soft foam top layer. Average weight sleepers should also find the bed provides good support for back and side sleeping. However, heavier sleepers—particularly those who sleep on their stomachs—will likely want a firmer mattress made with a genuine hybrid construction that includes innersprings.
Testing Scores for the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid
Take a look at the breakdown of the scores from various tests we use to evaluate the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid mattress. The total is a combined, weighted score on a scale of one to 10. Curious about how we get this score? Read all about our review process.
|Mattress Advisor Test||Score (Out of 10)|
⭐Total Score for the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid: 8.7/10⭐
Nolah All-Foam Hybrid: Highs and Lows
- Good Motion Isolation: The mattress earned an 8 for motion isolation, which means you won’t feel your partner’s every position change.
- Excellent Pressure Relief: While the mattress might not feel like an all-memory-foam bed, it still supplies the top-notch pressure relief you’d expect from one. When lying on my side, my hips and shoulders felt cradled by the soft top layer of the mattress.
- Great Spine Alignment: When resting on my back, my lumbar region felt supported. My fellow tester observed that my spine was in an ideal neutral alignment. This indicates the mattress is a good option for those with joint and back pain.
- Lifetime Warranty: Nolah offers a 120-night sleep trial with this mattress and a lifetime limited warranty, which is excellent for those concerned about the durability of a foam mattress.
- So-So Edge Support: The All-Foam Hybrid isn’t the worst mattress when it comes to edge support, nor is it the best. When I sat at the edge of this bed, I experienced a little bit of sagging, but when lying on one side of it, I didn’t feel like I was about to roll off or the edges were eroding beneath me at all. Sub-par edge support is common for a foam bed—we gave this one an edge-support score that’s fairly average among foam beds.
- Average Durability: Built with layers of high-density foam, the All-Foam Hybrid has average durability for an all-foam hybrid, which means it should last about seven years. Heavier sleepers or anyone looking for more longevity might have better luck with an innerspring bed.
Good Motion Transfer
Motion transfer measures the amount of movement you’ll experience when a partner shifts positions. I tested the motion-isolating properties of this bed by resting a glass of water on it and pushing down into the surrounding foam to see how much I could disrupt the water. The glass didn’t move much—and the bed stayed dry. Based on this test and my experience switching positions on the mattress, I gave it high marks for motion transfer. This means couples should feel comfortable in this bed without fearing any sudden movement will wake their partner.
Lots of memory foam beds contour to your body weight but are sluggish about springing back into position when you get up, which can sometimes make you feel trapped in the bed. The Signature All-Foam Hybrid has a higher-than-average responsiveness for a foam bed, due to the makeup of its AirFoam top layer and denser foam support layers. This bed feels much bouncier than you’d expect from foam on foam.
How Firm Is It?
The Nolah All-Foam Hybrid is medium in firmness, or what we estimate to be a 6/10 on the firmness scale. This level of firmness generally works well for most sleep positions for average and lightweight sleepers; heavier sleepers might prefer a firmer mattress, particularly if you’re planning to sleep on your stomach.
What Sleep Positions Does It Support?
The sleep position you find most comfortable and supportive will largely depend on your body type, as well as your personal preferences.
For lighter and average-weight sleepers: The All-Foam Hybrid’s feel and firmness rating supports all sleep positions—including stomach sleeping for some portion of the night. Given its high responsiveness rating and medium firmness, the mattress is also good for combination sleepers, so sleepers who tend to cycle through positions throughout the night should do OK with it.
For heavier sleepers: You might consider a firmer mattress—the All-Foam Hybrid likely won’t give you the support you need in your hips and lumbar region for back and side sleeping. A fellow tester with a larger body type also found that the mattress caused his hips to sink too far into the soft top layer for good alignment while stomach sleeping. People over 230 pounds will be a lot happier with one of the options from our best mattresses for heavy sleepers guide.
Does It Sleep Hot?
While the All-Foam Hybrid should sleep cooler than your standard memory foam bed due to its moisture-wicking cover and more breathable open-cell AirFoam construction, there’s no disguising that foam traps body heat. Hot sleepers with cooling as a priority will want to seek out an innerspring bed or a genuine hybrid.
Nolah All-Foam Hybrid Mattress Sizes, Dimensions, and Pricing
The Nolah All-Foam Hybrid comes in standard mattress sizes.
|Twin||38” x 74.5” x 12”||$1,198|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 12”||$1,298|
|Full||54” x 74.5” x 12”||$1,498|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12”||$1,698|
|King||76” x 80” x 12”||$1,898|
|Cal King||72” x 84” x 12”||$1,898|
|Split King||38″ x 80″x 12″ (x2)||$2,596|
*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid mattress.
Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid Construction
Don’t look for coils here—the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid is indeed all foam, with a cotton cover designed to feel soft, cool, and moisture-wicking. Here’s how the foam layers stack up inside this 12” mattress.
- Organic Cotton Cover: The mattress’s cozy top layer feels soft against your skin, with a grid of naturally breathable organic cotton.
- Contouring Nolah AirFoam (2”): This plush, forgiving layer is designed to provide more pressure relief than traditional memory foam, as it adapts to your body’s curves.
- Active Response foam (2”): Built to add more support, this layer is responsive and breathable, as it vents air through the mattress.
- At the base of the mattress, three layers of foam that Nolah calls its “AirFoam Flex Support System” provide a denser sandwich of support that’s designed to feel like spring coils. These layers help with motion isolation, durability, and responsiveness.
Setting Up the Mattress
Unlike bed-in-a-box mattress brands, Saatva doesn’t compress or roll their mattresses for delivery. Saatva will set up the mattress for you, thanks to their free white glove delivery service.
And because the Saatva Classic uses no harmful chemicals, there are little to no off-gassing effects from the mattress.
Free delivery; arrives compressed and rolled in a box that is 15’’x 15’’ x 41”
|Trial Period||120 days|
|Warranty||Limited lifetime warranty|
|Return Policy||Free returns|
|Financing||Available through Affirm|
Nolah gives you around four months to try out your new mattress and make sure it works for you before you commit. If you return it in this period, you’ll get a full refund—but the brand does ask that you give the mattress at least 30 nights to break in. Most bed-in-a-box brands only offer you a 100-night sleep trial period.
The Nolah Signature All-Foam Hybrid comes with a limited-lifetime warranty for the original owner. If you bought the mattress, you can get it fully replaced within the first two years at no charge; in years 3-10, Nolah will repair the mattress for a $99 (each way) shipping fee. After that period, the warranty is pro-rated depending on how long you owned the mattress.
Nolah’s Customer Service
You can contact Nolah’s customer service team in any of three ways:
- Live chat with a customer service rep through the Nolah website
- Call 1-866-403-6615
- Email the company through their contact page
Should You Buy the Nolah All-Foam Hybrid?
If you’re looking for a memory foam bed with medium firmness that provides good pressure relief for side sleeping, you should be satisfied with this one. Back sleepers, combination sleepers, and couples will also find a lot to love—in our Mattress Advisor testing, the All-Foam Hybrid performed well in most categories, including motion transfer, spine alignment, pressure relief, and responsiveness.
What’s not reflected in those numbers is my very subjective experience on the mattress: I found the All-Foam Hybrid to be exceptionally comfortable in all sleep positions, with a super-soft top layer that made me want to nap on the mattress without sheets. I also liked the springy feel of the AirFoam layers.
Our only caveat is that although it works well for the average sleeper in most positions, it might not provide the ideal level of support and comfort for heavier folks. (If you’re looking for a foam mattress that works well for plus-size bodies, check out the Plank Firm from Brooklyn Bedding.) It’s also not very firm, so those who prefer a firmer mattress should check out one of our firm mattress picks.
Nolah sells another all-foam version of this 12” mattress not sneakily designated as a hybrid. The standard Nolah Signature has fewer foam support layers and doesn’t have quite the same bouncy feel as this version, but it’s about $100 cheaper for each size of the mattress.
Nolah also makes a 10” model called the Nolah Original, which is cheaper than the Signature line but doesn’t provide the same level of pressure relief. The Original did outperform the Signature series in our tests for motion transfer, spine alignment, and edge support, but it didn’t provide as much pressure relief for side sleepers.
Other products sold by Nolah:
(Prices are shown before exclusive discounts)
- The Nolah AirFoam Pillow: $99 for queen
- The Nolah AirFiber Pillow: $79 for standard
- The Nolah Signature 12” Mattress: $1,599 for queen
- The Nolah Adjustable Base w/ Massage: $949 for queen
- The Nolah Organic Cotton Protector: $119 for queen
- The Nolah Bamboo Mattress Protector: $119 for queen
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