Nolah Signature 12” Mattress Review

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Nolah Signature 12” Mattress Review

Ratings

8.5 / 10 MA Score

4.8 / 5 Customer Rating

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Dimensions

Twin: 39'' x 75'' Twin XL: 39'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 75'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84''

Weight

88.5 lbs. for queen

Thickness

12''

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 15’’x 15’’ x 41” for a queen.

Delivered In

2-8 business days

Overview

Type:

AirFoam

Firmness:

Two firmness levels: soft and firm

Trial Period:

120 days

Warranty:

Limited-lifetime warranty

Summary:

Double-sided, temperature neutral AirFoam mattress

Nolah Signature 12'' highlights

  • Perfect for all types of sleepers, the Nolah Signature 12 has two different firmness sides (soft and firm) to find the perfect sleep for you. All you have to do is flip your mattress.
  • The Nolah AirFoam™ technology provides pressure relief for the hips and shoulders that is guaranteed to be 4x more supportive than memory foam.

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Mattress Advisor score for the Nolah Signature 12''

Here’s how the Nolah Signature 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 Nolah Signature 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
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
8
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
7
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
6.6
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
9.25
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
7.75
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
9.5
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
8
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
6
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8.5 / 10

Nolah Signature 12'' mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Nolah Signature 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 Nolah Signature mattress took us exactly two minutes to set up. This mattress puffed to life instantly and did not have a noticeable odor.

So for our setup test, the Nolah Signature gets an 8 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer may sound like a fancy mattress term, but it’s really just the amount of movement you feel if you’re sleeping partner gets up or changes positions in the middle of the night.

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 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.

The Nolah Signature struggled a bit to keep motion transfer to a minimum. RJ and Asha noticed they could feel one another moving around, so they gave it a collective score of 6.5 for this test.

Part B - The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. This 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.

That wine appeared to hold its own on the Nolah Signature mattress, though there was still a slight tilt. We gave it a 7.5 for our wine test.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave the Nolah Sinature a 7 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

If you tend to sleep on the edge of your mattress but don’t want to roll off, or if you sit on the end of the bed to get ready in the morning and don’t want to lose balance, then you care about 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 Nolah Signature scored a 6.75 for the edge shoe test. RJ had a bit of a hard time perching on the edge of this bed.

 

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 a little difficult to lay on the edge. So for the edge support side, the Nolah Signature scored a 6.5.

So the Nolah Signature gets a 6.6 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 Nolah Signature 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 a 9.5! Nice job, Nolah.

We saw a bit of yellow in Asha’s hips, but we still give her a 9 for no trace of red.

So for a total pressure relief score, Nolah Signature gets a 9.25 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

What’s a good way to tell if a mattress is good for your back? Take a look at how it keeps that spine in a straight line.

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 Nolah Signature kept RJ and Asha’s spines mostly straight, but there is a bit of a curve leading to the base of their neck.

For spine alignment, Nolah Signature gets a 7.75 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

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 moving around.

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 Nolah Signature did a great job of responding to Asha and RJ’s movements as they adjusted their sleeping positions. They scored the Nolah Signature a 9.5 out of 10 for responsiveness.

So Nolah Signature gets a 9.5 out of 10 for responsiveness!

The total Mattress Advisor score for the Nolah Signature 12'' mattress:

Foundations

The Nolah 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

Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your Nolah. This should go away within a few days.

Nolah Signature 12'' sizes available

  • Twin: $999
  • Twin XL: $1,099
  • Full: $1,299
  • Queen: $1,499
  • King: $1,699
  • Cal King: $1,699

A look inside

The double-sided Nolah Signature mattress is made with 4 layers of foam:

  1. Soft side: 2.5” of soft and cooling AirFoam. Guaranteed to sleep cooler than Memory Foam and provide 4x better pressure relief.
  2. Deep supportive high-resilience foam: 1.5” high-resilience foam that is both soft enough for side sleepers and supportive enough for back/stomach sleepers
  3. Reinforced high-density core foundation: 7” of core foundation foam
  4. Firm side: 1” of supportive Nolah AirFoam providing support and pressure relief. Especially good for stomach sleepers.
A look inside the Nolah Signature mattress

What Nolah Signature 12'' customers have to say

  • “We love it so far. It was a wedding gift to each other. We get so excited to get in bed now, our previous mattress was a low profile mattress pushing 20 years old. We are constantly happy about our purchase. No more springs in my side and no more dead arms for her. We both wake up feeling rested and energized.” – Carl H.
  • “I have only had the mattress for a week, but I have already noticed a difference in my sleep. Also, no more aches and pains when I wake up in the morning.” – Sarah K.
  • “We’ve had a good experience so far with our Nolah mattress. We are about two weeks into using it, so I still have not formed my final opinion, but it is a very comfortable bed– it’s slightly softer than the Casper and others on the market, which I like. I also have been very impressed with customer service and the cause (wildlife protection) that they support!” – Gary S.

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The finer print

Delivery

The Nolah Mattress comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 8 business days.

Setup

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

Foundation

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

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your Nolah mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 120-night trial period. Nolah will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity or recycle it. Nolah asks you give the mattress a try for at least 30 nights.

Warranty

The Nolah Mattress comes with a limited-lifetime warranty.

Cleaning

To clean the Nolah Mattress, simply spot clean with a homemade cleaning solution, upholstery or enzyme cleaner. Although the cover may be zipped off, do not put in the washing machine. It will shrink.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA
  • The foams used to make the Nolah Signature 12 mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.
  • Nolah adopts one endangered wildlife animal (including Arctic foxes, bald eagles, and more!) for every mattress sold. The best part, you get to choose which one!

Other products sold by Nolah

Nolah AirFoam pillow AirFoam Pillow
$99 for standard
Nolah adjustable base Adjustable base
$849 for queen

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

Customer rating is derived from Nolahmattress.com.


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