Shopping for a new mattress can be confusing. We give you our sleeper recommendations for the Lull and Purple mattresses in this comparison.
Lull is an online mattress company that pours all of their ingenuity into one mattress – the highly rated, all-foam Lull mattress. The Purple brand is dominated by their market-disrupting Smart Comfort Grid made of hyper elastic polymer.
We got a first-hand feel for the Purple and Lull mattresses during our mattress review process. Our takeaway? Both are quality mattresses with very different constructions, which is why we decided to put them head-to-head. We’ll compare the original Purple mattress and the signature Lull mattress by feel, construction, and cost to help you decide which is the right mattress for you.
Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers
Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
10-year limited warranty
Universal memory foam mattress for the average sleeper
Gel memory foam mattress
10-year limited warranty
Take a look at how the Purple and Lull mattress sizes compare in the chart below.
|Twin||38” x 75”||38″ x 75|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||38″ x 80″|
|Full||54” x 76”||54″ x 75″|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60″ x 80″|
|King||76” x 80”||76″ x 80″|
|California King||72” x 84”||72″ x 84″|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Check out the price difference for each size of the Purple and Lull mattresses. Both companies offer financing for customers.
Here’s how each of these mattresses performed in our comprehensive mattress review process. The final scores are a weighted total of all 14 categories.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.5||9|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||9.25|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||9|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||10|
|Social Impact Score||4||5|
Most people change position throughout the night, but can identify a dominant sleeping position. If you are primarily a side sleeper, pay special attention to the scores for pressure relief, since they indicate how well a bed supports the contouring of your body. Purple and Lull both scored very high in this category, with Lull earning 0.5 point more than Purple.
Responsiveness is an important factor for combo sleepers. It is measured by how quickly the mattress surface responds to changes in your position. Purple scored average in this category: 7/10. Lull received an above average score: 8/10 – so if you have a tendency to toss and turn, the Lull may be a better fit.
Spinal alignment is important for all sleep positions. Our spinal alignment test measures how well a mattress sustains good posture. The Purple and Lull mattresses scored the exact same in this category – a near-perfect 9.5/10. Back, side, and stomach sleepers will experience excellent support on both beds.
If you sleep with a partner or pet, a mattress that scores high for motion isolation is important for getting uninterrupted sleep. We conducted a motion transfer test on both of these beds, which measures how well the mattress surface isolates movement. Purple scored an average 7.5/10, and Lull scored 9/10, so Lull is better for couples and light sleepers.
Those who sleep hot should pay attention to the cooling scores. Lull earned an average score in this category, which is typical for a memory foam mattress. The gel-infused top layer adds an extra boost of cooling, but hot sleepers will likely feel a little more comfortable on the Purple.
Fortunately, neither of these models will break the bank if you’re willing to invest a little more in a durable mattress. With that said, Lull mattresses are $50-$300 cheaper than original Purple mattresses. The cost difference is smaller for Twin, Twin XL, and Full sizes. Both companies offer financing and occasional discounts if you can’t swing the standard price point
We recommend the original Purple mattress for side sleepers, back sleepers, and those who get hot at night. The Lull mattress works for all sleep positions, particularly stomach sleepers, as well as cost-conscious shoppers, couples, and combo sleepers. The sleep trials and warranties for these models are the same.
It’s also worth noting that Lull is a safer choice for cautious shoppers because Purple’s Smart Grid is unique and takes getting used to. Lull has a more familiar memory foam feel, but if you’re interested, you can test out Purple beds at hundreds of retail stores in the USA. We love both of these mattresses, and whichever you choose, we’re confident that you’ll share our enthusiasm!
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