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Tuft & Needle Mattress Review

After reviewing more than 50 foam mattresses, we rated Tuft & Needle as one of the best value mattresses on the market. Read our full review to learn more!

Customer Rating: 4.9/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       8.7/10

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The Tuft & Needle mattress is one of the best budget mattresses that’s made to suit all types of sleepers. If you don’t have particular preferences, or you aren’t really sure what you want in a mattress, then the Tuft & Needle is a good option for you.

In our in-depth Tuft & Needle mattress review, we’ll let you in on everything you should know about this bed. We’ll show you how it performed in our testing and make the shopping decision easy for you! Read on to figure out if this mattress is a good fit for you.

Tuft & Needle Mattress Highlights

  • Tuft & Needle is known for being a universal mattress, or good for the “average” sleeper, offering one mattress design at a medium firmness level.
  • Tuft & Needle is one of the most budget-friendly options when it comes to quality foam mattresses and it’s a runner up for the best mattresses for side sleepers.
  • The Adaptive Foam layer (developed by Tuft & Needle) provides the pressure relief and support of memory foam, and the breathability and springiness of latex, without the high price tag that latex typically comes with.

What Makes Tuft & Needle Great?

Tuft & Needle was actually started after its two co-founders had a less-than-favorable experience with mattress shopping. They decided to take matters into their own hands and design a mattress that was high quality without the steep price tag.

Their philosophy is simple: design a mattress using only the most important materials. You won’t find any added “filler” layers in the Tuft & Needle mattress – only two layers of premium foam that serve a very specific purpose.

It’s also worth noting that 95% of Tuft & Needle customers end up keeping their mattress.

Score Breakdown for the Tuft & Needle

Now that you know more about the mattress and our testing process, check out the individual score breakdown for each of the tests we performed for the Tuft & Needle mattress. To learn more about our review process and decipher confusing mattress terminology, click here.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-Up 7
Motion Transfer 7.5
Edge Support 8.5
Pressure Relief 8.5
Spine Alignment 8.5
Responsiveness 8
Cooling 7
Durability 8
Customer Service 10
Social Impact 8
⭐Total Score for the Tuft & Needle Mattress: 8.7/10⭐

Customer Reviews for the Tuft & Needle

Couple moving in their Tuft & Needle mattress

From Customers with Back Pain

“Ordering, delivery and set-up were a breeze! It took a few nights sleep to get used to the mattress but now I have forgotten what it’s like to have back pain! After sleeping on my new mattress, my back pain has gradually decreased to nothing.” – Gina

“My chronic back pain is gone after about 2 weeks sleeping on our new mattress. Arrival of our mattress was very smooth.” – Kailyn

On Firmness

“The mattress is the perfect combo of firm, yet comfortable.” – Elizabeth

“Tuft & Needle’s mattress is literally the best mattress I have ever had. It is firm and not too soft, conforms to my body, does not create heat while I’m sleeping and relieved all the back pain that I had. And on top of that, the price and quality of the mattress is really unbeatable.” – Andy

On Customer Service

“The customer service thus far I would give a 9 though. Easy, fast, and kind. 10 would be the rating if I could see what the return/donation process is like, but I don’t think I’ll be going through that.” – El

“I have been telling all my friends about Tuft and Needle, as the customer service was excellent at answering all my questions and concerns. I will definitely be recommending your mattress!” – Meredith

“Tuft and Needle has the best customer service I have ever seen. If you want a great mattress with great customer service by Tuft and Needle. If you are a side sleeper and find the mattress a little too firm but a good topper and problem will be solved.” – Michael


Product Information

Weight

72 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10"

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Type

Foam combo

American Craftsmanship

Made in the USA

Which Foundations to Use with Tuft & Needle

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

The Tuft & Needle mattress is compatible with most bed frames (platform beds, box springs, slatted frames, bunkie boards, and adjustable frames). Just make sure it’s a sturdy foundation. And if you decide to use a slatted platform, just make sure the slats are no more than 5″ apart.

Tuft & Needle sells a few frames and foundations that are designed to work with their mattress. Their Basics line includes a more simplistic Metal Base which can be used in conjunction with their Box Foundation or an existing box spring.

What’s Inside the Tuft & Needle Mattress?

Tuft & Needle’s proprietary foam works to draw heat from your body and disperse it out of the mattress. It’s ideal for sleepers of any size or weight because the more pressure you put on it, the more it reacts to support you.

  1. Top layer – Adaptive® foam designed to carry heat away from your body and adapt to your movements while you sleep
  2. Bottom layer – Foundation foam, provides support and structure
  3. Cover – Light and airy fabric promotes airflow to keep you cool

Tuft & Needle Purchase Experience

Tuft & Needle mattress family

Purchase Experience

Policy Details
Delivery Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 1-5 business days
Trial Period 100 days
Warranty 10-year limited warranty
Return Policy Free returns
Financing Available through Affirm

Sizes and Pricing

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $350
Twin XL 39” x 80” $395
Full 54” x 75” $495
Queen 60” x 80” $595
King 76” x 80” $750
Cal King 72” x 84” $750

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best Tuft & Needle deals.

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Tuft & Needle Mattress FAQs

How does the 100-night trial work?

Once you receive your Tuft & Needle mattress, you have 100 nights to decide if it’s a good fit for you. During this trial period, if you decide to return the mattress, you can contact T&N’s customer support team. A representative will pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity.

Note that orders placed through Amazon will also have a 100-night trial period but must be returned through Amazon.

Do members of the Military receive a special discount?

All first responders and those in the Military are offered a 15% discount on all Tuft and Needle products.

How long will it take for the Tuft & Needle mattress to be delivered?

The Tuft & Needle mattress typically arrives within 2-5 business days. T&N has a special offer for same-day delivery for customers in certain parts of Phoenix, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you qualify for this service, you will be able to select this option at checkout.

Can I try out the Tuft & Needle mattress in a store before I buy it?

Tuft & Needle has several retail stores in Arizona and Washington where you can try the mattresses, pillows and sheets. Some Lowe’s locations across the US carry an inventory of Tuft & Needle mattresses as well. You won’t be able to test the mattress here, but you can purchase it and take it home the same day.

Remember, you have 100 nights to try out the Tuft & Needle mattress in your home risk-free!

Can I finance my Tuft & Needle mattress?

Financing is available through Affirm. You can select this option at checkout. Note that financing is not available in West Virginia and Iowa.

What kind of sheets can I use on the Tuft & Needle?

Any standard bed sheets will pair well with a Tuft & Needle mattress. You will not need deep-pocketed sheets.

Does the Tuft & Needle mattress need to be flipped?

No – the Tuft & Needle mattress is should only be used on one side.

Is the Tuft & Needle mattress eco-friendly?

The foams used to build the Tuft & Needle mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning they meet some of the most rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability.

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Tuft & Needle Mattress Review IRL

Meet Nathan

Nathan, a software developer from North Carolina, is a side sleeper by nature aspiring to be a back sleeper. Although he tries to fall asleep on his back, somehow, he always ends up back on his side… don’t we all? Although he isn’t a hot sleeper, he does suffer for low-back and neck pain. At this point in time, Nathan sleeps alone.

Before owning his Tuft & Needle, Nathan slept on an old Serta mattress that had been passed down in his family for years.

Selection and Buying Process

MA: Why were you in the market for a new mattress?

N: My former mattress was really old and had bad support. I often found myself sinking because it was losing its shape. Not to mention, it wasn’t very comfortable.

I have low back pain so that’s what really made me take action.

MA: What factors did you consider when buying a mattress?

N: I was obviously looking for something supportive because of my lower back pain.

In my research, I actually came across Mattress Advisor’s article on the best mattresses for back pain. I read I needed something firm. In the article, all the mattresses were a 6 or above for firmness (out of a 10-point scale). However, I wanted something soft enough that I could sleep on my side comfortably.

Lastly, I was looking for something affordable.

MA: Did you compare any other brands? If so, what were they?

N: I considered all the mattresses listed in the back pain article that were medium-firm. The main brands I looked into were Bear and Leesa. I ultimately went with T&N because of the price.

MA: What ultimately led you to purchase the Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: The firmness factor was there, but I went with it because of the price. The reviews of the three I was considering seemed pretty similar.

MA: What was your mattress buying experience like?

N: Overall, everything went smooth. However, when I purchased my mattress, it was back ordered (aka they were out). So it took a little longer to get it. Normally it takes 7 days to arrive, but for me, it took 10. Tuft & Needle was really great about communicating that!

After One Night...

Mattress was delivered on 5/14/2018; First interview was conducted on 5/15/2018

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first night on the Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: Good. I fell asleep fairly quickly. The mattress was soft but still supportive – it felt really good. There was no more sinking sensation. I woke up 45 minutes before my alarm, but still felt really rested!

Unboxing my mattress was not bed. It took me 6 minutes to open it (because I had to do a lot of cutting with my knife), with the help of my brother. I noticed there was a smell at first, but I could only smell it a little when I went to bed. Not enough to bother me.

MA: Did you notice any difference in how you felt when you woke up?

N: I felt rested and woke up earlier than normal.

MA: How does this compare to other mattresses you’ve had in the past?

N: Definitely superior. Way more comfortable.

MA: How would you rank the Tuft & Needle mattress on the following factors?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): N/A
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: How firm would you say the Tuft & Needle is?

N:  6/10

MA: Do you have any complaints about the Tuft & Needle? Or anything you would change if you could?

N: Nope.

MA: Do you feel like the Tuft & Needle mattress was worth the price you paid?

N: Yes.

MA: What is one thing you would change about this mattress if you could?

N: It’s better than my other one so I don’t know what I would change! Maybe, the fact it can’t go on slats.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: Yes, so far.

After One Week...

Mattress was delivered on 5/14/2018; Second interview was conducted on 5/22/2018

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first week on the Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: I loved my first week on the mattress.  I really like the support it provides. My lower back pain has noticeably reduced.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

N:  I am waking up easier in the morning and feel well rested. Consistent sleep has helped me stay on a routine schedule.

MA: How would you rank the Tuft & Needle mattress on the following factors after sleeping on it for a week?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 4
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: Are you still happy with the firmness of your Tuft & Needle?

N: I am still enjoying my mattress.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about the Tuft & Needle? Or anything you would change if you could?

N: I am not as impressed with the edge support as I was initially.

MA: Do you still feel like the Tuft & Needle mattress was worth the price you paid?

N:   Yes.

MA: What is one thing you would change about this mattress if you could?

N:  I would like it to be just a little bit softer on my shoulders when I am sleeping on my side.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: Yes.

After One Month...

Mattress was delivered on 5/14/2018; Third interview was conducted on 6/15/2018

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first month on the Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: I have slept great over the past month.  I find myself looking forward to laying down on my mattress at night. The amount of time that it takes me to fall asleep is less than what it was before.  So, overall a solid first month.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

N: I feel well rested.  My only complaint is that I still have pain in my shoulders at times.  I’m not sure if this is due to the mattress being too firm.

MA: How would you rank the Tuft & Needle mattress on the following factors after sleeping on it for a month?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 4
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: Are you still happy with the firmness of your Tuft & Needle?

N: I believe that mattress is the perfect firmness for sleeping on my back, but a little too firm for sleeping on my side.  Since I prefer to sleep on my back I am happy with the firmness.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about the Tuft & Needle? Or anything you would change if you could?

N:  It can be a little bit hot at times. Also, I would like it to be just a couple inches longer since I find that my feet are pretty close to the edge.

MA: Do you still feel like the Tuft & Needle mattress was worth the price you paid?

N:  Yes.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Tuft & Needle mattress?

N: Yes.

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Verified Customer Reviews

Male | Raleigh, NC

Verified Reviewer
Sleeper Profile
  • Side sleeper
  • Suffers from back pain
Owned mattress for: 0-2 mo.
Recommends to a friend?: yes
Overall Satisfaction: 9/10
Show Details

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
8
Ease of Set-up
9
Body Support
9
Motion Isolation
9
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
7
Comfort
9
Quality
9
Value
9
Edge Support
7

Male | OMAHA, NE

Verified Reviewer
Sleeper Profile
  • Sleeps with others
  • Side sleeper
Owned mattress for: 3-6 mo.
Recommends to a friend?: Yes
Overall Satisfaction: 9/10
Show Details

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
8
Ease of Set-up
9
Body Support
9
Motion Isolation
Responsiveness
9
Cooling Properties
9
Comfort
9
Quality
9
Value
7
Edge Support
8

Female | ST. LOUIS, MO

Verified Reviewer
Sleeper Profile
  • Sleeps with partner and pet(s)
  • Combo sleeper
  • Restless sleeper
Owned mattress for: 12+ mo.
Recommends to a friend?: yes
Overall Satisfaction: 10/10
Show Details

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
10
Ease of Set-up
10
Body Support
10
Motion Isolation
10
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
8
Comfort
10
Quality
10
Value
10
Edge Support
10

Male | DETROIT, MI

Verified Reviewer
Sleeper Profile
  • Back sleeper
Owned mattress for: 3-6 mo.
Recommends to a friend?: Yes
Overall Satisfaction: 10/10
Show Details

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
1
Ease of Set-up
8
Body Support
8
Motion Isolation
Responsiveness
8
Cooling Properties
10
Comfort
8
Quality
9
Value
7
Edge Support
10

Female | PHOENIX (PRESCOTT), AZ

Verified Reviewer
Sleeper Profile
  • Side sleeper
Owned mattress for: 1-2 mo.
Recommends to a friend?: Yes
Overall Satisfaction: 9/10
Show Details

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
9
Ease of Set-up
9
Body Support
9
Motion Isolation
Responsiveness
9
Cooling Properties
6
Comfort
9
Quality
9
Value
9
Edge Support
9

Male | PHOENIX (PRESCOTT), AZ

Verified Reviewer
Sleeper Profile
  • Sleeps with partner
  • Side sleeper
Owned mattress for: 1-2 mo.
Recommends to a friend?: Yes
Overall Satisfaction: 10/10
Show Details

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
10
Ease of Set-up
10
Body Support
10
Motion Isolation
9
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
10
Comfort
10
Quality
10
Value
10
Edge Support
9

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