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Tuft & Needle Mattress

Tuft & Needle Mattress
Tuft & Needle is an award-winning mattress company that creates its own highly adaptive foam and cooling agents. Their mattresses are cool to sleep on, have excellent pressure relief, and limited motion transfer.


  • Good for cool sleepers
  • Free shipping and returns
  • Award winning customer service


  • Not suitable for heavyweight sleepers


  • Support 9.0
  • Edge Support 8.0
  • Cooling 9.0
  • Motion Transfer 8.5
  • Durability 8.0
  • Warranty 9.0
  • Trial Period 9.0

Tuft & Needle (T&N) was founded in 2012. Seven years later, T&N merged with Serta Simmons Bedding — a prominent mattress manufacturer. Together, the two companies have taken the bedding market by storm by creating comfortable and cool sleeping accessories.

Tuft & Needle is CertiPur-US certified. They make the mattresses using breathable fabric and proprietary foam. The mattresses are then compressed and delivered to your door.

tuft & needle mattress with knit cover, the tuft needle bed in box mattress

Other than mattresses, Tuft & Needle has a range of bedding and furniture. Check out their mattress protector and toppers, duvet covers, pillows, adjustable frames, metal bases, dog beds, and so much more.

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Who Tuft & Needle Mattresses Are Best for

Tuft & Needle mattresses are best for:

  • Light and medium-weighted sleepers (below 200 pounds)
  • Side and back sleepers
  • People who prefer a balanced foam feel

Tuft & Needle mattresses feel different depending on how heavy you are. That’s because the mattresses have a soft top cover above the first firm supportive layer.

As such, lightweight sleepers — weighing below 130 pounds — don’t sink into the bed too much. In fact, the mattress feels firmer to them. However, heavyweight sleepers above 200 pounds tend to sink deeper, and so might find Tuft and Needle mattresses too soft.

When it comes to sleeping positions, back sleepers get an excellent balance of comfort and support. Their hips sink in just the right amount since the adaptive foam provides a good amount of contouring.

Tuft & Needle mattresses offer back sleepers perfect back support. The mattress keeps their spine centrally aligned from their shoulders down to their lower back. Hence, if you are or know someone dealing with back issues, a T&N mattress is ideal.

Similarly, side sleepers enjoy Tuft & Needle mattresses because they have sufficient pressure relief around the shoulders and hips. The soft top cover contours to your pressure points gently, giving way for firm support in the adaptive foam.

side sleeper and stomach sleeper on the tuft needle mattress

However, stomach sleepers find Tuft and Needle mattresses uncomfortable because they’re too soft. Therefore, if you strictly sleep on your stomach, you’ll need to seek out a firmer mattress. 

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Tuft & Needle Lines

Tuft & Needle has three lines of mattresses:

  • T&N Original mattress
  • Mint mattress
  • Hybrid mattress

Each of the three variants has a different number of layers with a specific amount of adaptive foam all containing graphite and cooling gel. 

Let’s see how each mattress type compares in terms of structure and who it’s best suited for.

T&N Original Mattress

The T&N Original mattress has two layers of high-quality, open-cell foam that offers you a flexible sleeping surface.

layers in the tuft & needle original mattress: tuft needle original
Order of layers Construction materials in the layer
1 3’’ of adaptive foam with graphite and cooling gel
2 61/2’’ of support foam

The open-cell foam makes the mattress adjust to your sleeping posture as you move in your sleep. And the graphite and cooling gel keep you cool by pulling heat away from your body.

The T&N original mattress is suitable for people who want cushioned support without the deep hug of memory foam. Moreover, the lack of memory foam in the top layer ensures that you don’t sink into the bed. 

Therefore, it’s easier for you to toss and turn throughout the night.

Mint Mattress

The T&N Mint mattress has three layers.

layers in a Tuft & Needle mint mattress: the tuft needle mint mattress
Order of layers Construction materials in the layer
1 3’’ of adaptive foam with graphite
2 2’’ of adaptive foam with cooling gel
3 61/2’’ of support foam

Due to the added 2 inch middle layer, the Tuft and Needle mint mattress has both a softer and loftier feel than the original variant.

That makes this mattress ideal for Side-sleepers and people who often switch positions.  However, some back and stomach-sleepers claim the mattress is toosoft.

Hybrid Mattress

The Hybrid variant is the newest mattress line. Introduced in 2020, it has six layers.

layers in a Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress
Order of layers Construction materials in the layer
1 1" quilted memory foam with carbon fiber and graphite
2 2" adaptive foam with graphite and ceramic cooling gel
3 1" transition coil
4 1" adaptive foam
5 6" pocketed spring coils
6 1" support foam

The hybrid mattress has the highest number of layers plus some additional materials. 

For instance, it has carbon fiber to give you a better cooling effect. 

What’s more, the 6 inches of pocket springs give you a bouncier sleeping surface and encourage sufficient air circulation. 

The T&N hybrid mattress is suitable for those that like a plush and bouncy feel. Back sleepers appreciate the reinforced support from the springs, while side sleepers like the contouring that the 4 inches of foam allows.

When it comes to firmness, all T&N mattresses have medium-level firmness

Which Tuft & Needle Mattress is Right for You?

Mattress Type Side Sleeper Back Sleeper Stomach Sleeper
T&N Original mattress X X
Mint mattress X
Hybrid mattress X X

Tuft & Needle Size Options and Price

Mattress Size Dimension T&N Original mattress Mint mattress Hybrid mattress
Twin 39” x 75” $ 450 $ 695 $ 995
Twin XL 39” x 80” $ 495 $ 745 $ 1095
Full 54” x 75” $ 595 $ 945 $ 1395
Queen 60” x 80” $ 695 $ 1095 $ 1595
King 76” x 80” $ 850 $ 1245 $ 1845
California King 72” x 84” $ 850 $ 1245 $ 1845

Note: When it comes to size, the mattresses differ in height. The Tuft & Needle original is 10 inches tall, while the mint and hybrid mattresses are 2 inches taller.

Tuft & Needle Mattress Review


Unlike the typical all-foam mattresses, Tuft & Needle mattresses contain an open cell structure foam, ceramic coated cooling gel beads, graphite, carbon fiber, and pocket springs. Moreover, the mattress cover is breathable.

All these elements pull heat away from your body and enhance air circulation to free you of hot, sweaty nights.

Pressure Relief

The layers of adaptive foam in each mattress distribute the pressure that builds up around your shoulders and hips. Because of this, back sleepers with pre-existing back issues enjoy excellent pain relief.

“Love this mattress. I sleep on my back and have always had a hard time with back pain and waking up exhausted. This mattress got rid of all of that. It is firm enough that it completely supports your back, but it also contours to it, so there are no pressure points anywhere.” 

– Willa

Motion Transfer

The adaptive foam isolates motion to the respective side of the mattress. So, it’s a perfect choice for couples who don’t want to disturb their partner with movement.

“No more motion transfer; we’re not waking each other. There’s less turning at night because I’m actually comfortable.”



Memory foam mattresses are likely to off-gas because memory foam contains chemicals. However, Tuft & Needle’s adaptive foam is cleaner than standard foam (free of harmful toxins) and only has mild off-gassing that dissipates within a few days. 

Moreover, T&N is certified by CertiPUR and Green Guard Gold, meaning it uses limited chemicals that are toxic and prone to off-gassing.

Commonly Asked Questions

Do Tuft & Needle Mattresses Need a Box Spring?

You don’t need a box spring. T&N mattresses are firm enough without one.

Do Tuft & Needle Mattresses Sag?

If the mattress is on an improper foundation, it may sag and wear out faster. Therefore, place the mattress on a sturdy platform or adjustable bed to prolong its lifespan.

How Long Do Tuft & Needle Mattresses Last?

The life of a Tuft & Needle mattress depends on a lot of factors such as the construction materials and how often it’s used. T&N mattresses are tested and guaranteed to serve you for a decade or longer. 

Can You Flip a Tuft & Needle Mattress?

No. T&N mattresses have a specific order of layers. Thus, flipping it will alter the comfort and support.

Where Can I Try a Tuft & Needle Mattress?

T&N has a wide range of stores and retail partners where you can pop in and test the mattresses before making a purchase. Check out all the stores and shops and choose one that’s convenient for you.

Tuft & Needle Company Information

Delivery, Warranty, and Returns

Tuft & Needle ships the mattress in a box, delivered right to your door for free.

All the mattresses come with a 100-day trial period and a 10-year limited warranty. Within this period, you can return the mattress for an exchange if you notice defects or if it doesn’t work to your liking.

Note: Orders made on Amazon are returned via the Amazon Customer Care team.

BBB Rating

Tuft & Needle is BBB accredited and has earned an A+ rating with over 9,000 5-star reviews and only six customer complaints.

Physical Stores

Tuft & Needle has several physical stores and retail partners all over the US. The newest additions include Glendale AZ, Austin TX, and Glendale CA.

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