Nolah Signature 12” Mattress Review
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Our thoughts: The Nolah Signature is a mattress perfect for combination sleepers. The pressure relieving layers of the Nolah mattress ensures that you won’t wake up with hip or shoulder aches and pains.
Who Will Love This Mattress?
|Nolah Signature is best for:||Nolah Signature may not be best for:|
The Nolah Signature 12” mattress is made of breathable AirFoam. This memory foam alternative allows it to sleep cooler than most memory foam mattresses. In this review, you’ll get to see if Nolah is the best mattress for you as we cover pros and cons, sizes and prices, and of course, how it scored in our mattress lab tests. (If you want Nolah’s comfort close to your skin, also check out our review for Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set.)
Our Favorite Aspect:
- The Nolah AirFoam™ technology provides pressure relief for the hips and shoulders that is guaranteed to be 4x more supportive than memory foam.
Check out our score breakdown below to learn how the Nolah Signature mattress scored on different tests and evaluations in our Mattress Lab.
|Mattress Advisor Test||Score (Out of 10)|
⭐Total Score for the Nolah Signature Mattress: 8.6/10⭐
Nolah Signature Performance Highlights
- Pressure Relief: Sensitive pressure points sinking into the mattress night after night can cause you to have shoulder, hip, or back pain in the morning. Luckily, like other all-foam mattresses, the Nolah Signature received a nearly perfect score in pressure relief.
- Responsiveness: As you move at night, your mattress should adjust. And with a 9.5 out of 10 in responsiveness, Nolah does just that.
- Cooling: Nolah Signature is made using cooling Nolah Airfoam, making it breathable for an all-foam bed.
- Durability: The Nolah mattress is built to last for years to come; you even get a lifetime warranty with purchase.
- Nolah Signature has lackluster edge support, meaning people who sit on the edge of the bed to get ready or those who end up sleeping there won’t have as much support as they’re used to.
- Though Nolah did phenomenally in our pressure relief test, it did not fare as well in spinal alignment.
- Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your Nolah. This should go away within a few days.
If you have a difficult time identifying your go-to sleeping position, then you may be a combination sleeper—someone who regularly switches between the three primary sleeping positions (stomach, back, and side) throughout the night. If this is the case, then you should be on the lookout for a mattress with a high score in responsiveness, which is a way of measuring how easy it is to move around on a mattress and how quickly you are able to settle into a new position.
The Nolah Signature scored a very impressive 9.5 in responsiveness. Our testers found that the mattress was springy enough to allow for effortless movement, but soft enough to comfortably adapt to any changes in position. If you tend to toss and turn in your sleep, then the Nolah Signature is an excellent choice for you.
The edge support test measures how well a bed’s perimeter holds up under pressure. The higher the score, the sturdier the edges. In this test, the Nolah Signature scored a 6.6/10. This means that if you roll over to the far side of the bed when you sleep, or even if you sit on the corner of the bed to tie your shoes in the morning, then you may notice an uncomfortable sag under your weight.
Possibly the most important test for side and back sleepers, pressure relief measures a bed’s ability to support sensitive areas like shoulders and hips. A high scoring mattress can often help reduce, or even prevent, morning aches and pains.
The Nolah Signature scored a 9.25/10 in pressure relief, which is an outstanding score. Our testers felt their shoulders sink just far enough into the surface of the mattress to feel sufficiently cradled, but not so far in that changing position would be difficult. If you suffer from back or shoulder pain then your current mattress might be to blame, and we’d definitely recommend the Nolah Signature as a great alternative.
The Nolah Signature is 4.5/10 (medium-soft on the firmness scale). This means it works for many types of sleepers.
Sleeping Position Support?
Combination sleepers will enjoy the medium-soft Nolah Signature.
If you want to see how the Nolah Signature stacks up against other top mattresses for different sleeping positions, head over to any of our guides below.
Body heat can get trapped in traditional memory foam mattresses, but Nolah’s special Airfoam keeps you temperature neutral. Latex mattresses and innerspring beds will sleep cooler, however.
The Nolah Signature holds up to 700 lbs. in weight for a queen size. This will support most types of sleepers.
The Nolah Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box spring foundation, flat frames, slats, and adjustable frames.
A Look Inside
The Nolah Signature bed is made with 6 layers. The foams used to make the Nolah Signature 12 mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.
- Organic cotton cover: It’s soft, cooling, and wicks away moisture.
- Contouring Nolah AirFoam™: 2.5” of soft and cooling AirFoam. Sleeps cooler than Memory Foam and provides 4x better pressure relief.
- Deep supportive high-resilience foam: 1.5” high-resilience foam comfort layer is both soft and contouring enough for side sleepers and supportive enough for back/stomach sleepers.
- Firm pressure-relieving AirFoam™: This 1″ layer of AirFoam™ has a higher firmness than the upper 2.5″ AirFoam™ comfort layer.
- Reinforced high-density core foundation: 7” of core foundation foam to provide a support layer and prevent sinkage.
- Four-way knit border cover: Made with four-way knitted poly-yarns, it also features a non-skid fabric bottom layer to ensure the mattress doesn’t move on the bed frame.
Sizes and Prices
|Twin||38” x 75” x12”||55 lbs.||$1,099|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 12”||58 lbs.||$1,199|
|Full||54” x 75” x 12”||73 lbs.||$1,399|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12”||86 lbs.||$1,599|
|King||76” x 80” x 12”||105 lbs.||$1,499|
|Cal King||72” x 84” x 12”||104 lbs.||$1,799|
*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Nolah Signature mattress.
Unboxing the Nolah Signature
The Nolah mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it spring to life. The Nolah Signature mattress took us exactly two minutes to set up. This mattress puffed to life instantly and did not have a noticeable off-gassing odor.
|Delivery||Free delivery; 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 of Katapult|
Getting the Mattress Delivered
The Nolah Mattress comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 2-8 business days.
You have 120 nights, or four months, to sleep on your new Nolah mattress to decide if you’re going to keep it. This is a more generous offer than the standard 100 night other bed-in-a-box companies have. If you decide to make a return during this period, you will receive a full refund.
The Warranty, Explained
The Nolah Signature mattress comes with a limited-lifetime warranty. This warranty covers full replacement for the first 15 years of ownership and then is prorated for the remainder of the mattress’s life.
Reaching the Nolah Team
Getting in contact with Nolah’s customer service is easy! Either:
- Live chat with a customer service rep on their website
- Call 1-866-403-6615
- Fill out an email form on their contact page
Returning a Nolah
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 have a representative come to your house and pick up your mattress to be donated or recycled. Nolah asks that you give your new mattress a try for at least 30 nights.
Is It Right for You?
The Nolah Signature—which costs $1,599 for a queen—scored high marks on many of our mattress performance tests, such as responsiveness, pressure relief, and cooling, making this a great option for those looking to solve for morning aches and night sweats. And though $1,599 may not be cheap, it is quite affordable relative to other high performing mattresses that we’ve tested in our lab.
If you’re interested in a new mattress at a slightly lower price point, check out our article on the best mattresses under $1,000.
See How It Stacks Up
Nolah also offers a 10-inch mattress model called the Nolah Original. The Original is quite a bit more affordable than the Signature, but it did not score quite as well on the pressure relief test. That said, we did find that the Original did a better job of absorbing motion than the Signature did, so it might be a better option for you if you sleep with a partner. And if you have a little one at home, you can check out Nolah’s new kid mattress, the Nolah Nurture.
Is the Nolah Signature made in the United States?
Yes! The mattress is supplied and assembled entirely in the USA.
How long can I keep the Nolah Signature in the box?
You should only keep Nolah in the box for up to 30 days.
How can I clean my Nolah Signature?
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.