Lull Mattress Review - Almost Perfect, Only A Few Complaints

Lull Mattress Review

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After a week on the Lull mattress I was pretty pleased with the experience.  It’s definitely a quality mattress, though it’s not for everyone.  Read this Lull mattress review to see if it is a good option for you.

This mattress definitely has a distinct memory foam feel where you sink into it a decent bit and feel that you sleep “in” the mattress.  In my experience, the memory foam feel is a love it or hate it type of thing, so this mattress won’t be for everyone.  However, for those memory foam lovers out there, the Lull offers a great opportunity to get a quality mattress that would probably cost a lot more if you were to buy a similar mattress in a retail store.

See how lull compares to other leading mattress brands HERE.


You will love the Lull mattress if:

  • You want great value – Lull ships directly from factory to your door, cutting out the middle man.  This allows them to offer a quality product at a significantly reduced price.
  • You sleep in multiple positions throughout the night – The Lull mattress is one of only a few that I’ve tried that is good for sleeping on your back, side, and stomach.  Most mattresses will be great for one or two positions, but having all three is great (especially if you and your partner sleep in different positions).
  • You love the memory foam feel – Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason.  They offer a great support/comfort tradeoff, and I would definitely consider Lull to be top tier in the category.
  • You like a very comfortable mattress – this is very subjective (and depends on your preference), but for what it’s worth, I found it to be extremely comfortable all the way through the night (some mattresses start out great, but then you end up tense later on in the night).
  • You have back pain or are overweight/pregnant – the mattress is a bit firmer than average, and made with high quality foams, so it will provide good support to address pain and heavier sleepers’ needs.

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You may not like the Lull mattress if:

  • You prefer a spring mattress or a foam mattress with a lot of bounce – Lull has latex-like foam (which is known to have more spring), but as the second layer.  Thus compared to a latex mattress, or spring mattress, it feels much more like a traditional memory foam (think Tempurpedic).
  • You want to try it out in stores – Lull is sold only online, so no laying on it or doing a direct in-store comparison.

Firmness and Feel

The mattress is slightly firmer than average, at about a 6.5/10 on the firmness scale.  It would compare web to the firmness of the Tempur-Contour Rhapsody Luxe.  You can see that the “hand print” lasts for some time as well, though there is a bit of spring to the mattress.  Overall though it feels more like a high quality memory foam mattress, rather than a latex mattress.

Construction

Lull Mattress Construction

Though Lull follows the popular bed-in-a-box business model, their construction is actually quite unique, which was one of the reasons I was interested to try it out.  The mattress consists of:

  • Comfort layer: 1.5 inches of Gel Infused Viscoelastic memory foam (draws heat away from the body to prevent sleeping hot)
  • Transition layer: 1.5 inches of latex-like foam (puts some bounce in the mattress)
  • Support layer: 7 inches of core polyurethane foam

Many mattress models these days are made with latex over memory foam, which gives the mattress more bounce (latex often has much more spring than memory foam).  Lull has memory foam over latex-like foam, so it has some spring, but actually feels more like memory foam since it’s the top layer.

Comfort and Sleeping Positions

Comfort is definitely a subjective term, so take this with a grain of salt, but the Lull is definitely one of the more comfortable mattresses I have reviewed.  It is one of the few mattresses where I was able to comfortable sleep in all positions (side, back, stomach).  They really suited my preference in terms of the comfort/support tradeoff.

Motion Transfer Test

You can see the mattress performs very well during the motion transfer test, which you would expect from a mattress with a top layer of memory foam.

Other things to note:

  • 10 year warranty (standard for most mattresses)
  • 100 day trial period (return within 100 days for full refund)
  • Made in the USA

Final Recommendation

There is no perfect mattress for everyone, but Lull is definitely top tier, and suited my preferences quite well.  If you sleep in multiple positions throughout the night, Lull is probably one of the first mattresses you should consider.

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Lull Mattress
4.3 Reviewer
Pros
  • Great comfort/support tradeoff
  • Good support in all sleeping positions
  • Good option for heavier sleepers
Summary
The Lull mattress is one of my preferred bed-in-a-box models, especially at this price range. It offers great support, and is one of the few mattresses I recommend for people that sleep in multiple positions throughout the night. Overall a good option.
Comfort4.5
Support4.5
Value (Price)4.4
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.2
Motion Transfer4.3
Edge Support4
Materials/Durability4.1
Company Reputation4
Return Policy/Warranty4.6
Overall Sleep Experience4.6

About the Author Joe Auer

Joe has been working in the mattress industry for a number of years and is an active reviewer on Mattress Clarity.

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28 comments
Darlene Allen says August 18, 2016

can you use the mattress on traditional beds or is it too heavy? I noticed it was placed on a very sturdy looking bed with no box spring.

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    Joe Auer says August 18, 2016

    Hi Darlene – this mattress is actually not too heavy (relatively), should work just fine with a traditional bed.

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Sandra Tester says August 28, 2016

Is there a box spring you would recommend to go with the mattress? I would want one so that the bed would be a little bit higher that it would with only a mattress.

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    Joe Auer says August 28, 2016

    Really any good quality box spring will do – you just want a firm supportive layer for the mattress to sit on.

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luciana says September 1, 2016

hi,
Any suggestions for online mattresses that delivery to Canada? We are side sleepers and my husband has a shoulder injury.

Many thanks!

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    Joe Auer says September 1, 2016

    Off the top of my head – Casper, Leesa, and Endy are all good side-sleeper options (somewhat similar to Lull) that ship to Canada.

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Jane says September 2, 2016

Many memory foam products smell of a strong chemical. What about lull?

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John Graham says September 12, 2016

We are on I think our third mattress, and still no luck. First Dream Foam, didn’t work at all. Then we have tried Tuft and Needle – comfortable but woke up with horrible back pain. We are now trying Helix. Still having back issues but did like the ability to ‘build’ a mattress.

We are using twin XL’s for a King size bed.

Should we just give up on foam and go back to innerspring? Any advice I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
John G.

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    Joe Auer says September 12, 2016

    Hi John – depends, what didn’t you like about Dream Foam and T&N?

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Jo-Anne Prouty says September 18, 2016

We currently have an older Sleep Number Bed and usually keep the firmness around 40-45. We are not as happy with it as we were the first couple of years. We have back and shoulder issues. Do you think the Lull Mattress would suit us?

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    Joe Auer says September 21, 2016

    Hi Jo-Anne – generally I do like Lull, but it’s going to be a very different experience than Sleep Number.

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Shelley says October 11, 2016

Does anyone have any comments on the smell? I bought a memory foam mattress and couldn’t stand the smell….

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    Joe Auer says October 11, 2016

    There is a smell to almost all of the bed-in-a-box options initially (Lull is no exception), but I found the smell to be gone within 48 hours. Any readers have a different experience?

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Sharon Roscher says October 15, 2016

We have a traditional (20+ year old) California King waterbed frame that we put a conventional box spring & mattress in (it has 6 drawer on each side and cupboard space in between). Unfortunately, there’s a lip on the footboard that goes over the end of the mattress (making it VERY difficult to change sheets, etc.) Can the Luff mattress be ordered by an odd size (i.e., shorter than the average CalKing)?

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John T. Speros says October 17, 2016

Hi. Are you planning to review a Zenhaven mattress in the near future?

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Amber says October 29, 2016

I’ve had a Tempur-pedicure mattress for 10 years which I loved. I was hoping to get a less expensive mattress. We are trying out a Relaxed firm Loam & Loft it is too firm for us. Which mattress is the closest to a classic Temper-pedic feeling ? Thank you !

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Debbie Ruiz says November 11, 2016

Hi,Joe. I’ve had 3 back surgeries ND degenerative arthritis of the spine. I have chronic pain..And I was wondering f lull mattress would help my pain. I really think my mattress adds more pain. Thank U

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    Joe Auer says November 14, 2016

    Hi Debbie – I get this question a lot, and while I don’t think certain mattresses “target” pain, a good mattress that supports you well and keeps you aligned will definitely help with pain.

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marie murray says November 14, 2016

Is this mattress adequate for an adjustable base? Thanks.

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    Joe Auer says November 15, 2016

    Hi Marie – yes should be fine with an adjustable base.

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Edwin Lesperance says December 15, 2016

About a year ago we bought a Beautyrest Pillow Top mattress.
After a few months both of us developed back pain and sciatica.
I’m considering a Lull.
Lately, I’ve been sleeping on a Futon on the floor, and my back pain is reduced, but not gone.

Recommendations?

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Anton Jansen says January 2, 2017

I just received a consumer report (74 mattresses tested) IKEA at $550.00 received the highest rating in memory foam section. and I did not see Lull listed. I wonder why. It’s on pages 27 thru 29 of feb 2017, titled ” secrets to a great nights SLEEP”

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Terry says January 4, 2017

Do I need a box spring with a lull ?

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Mike Anderson says January 14, 2017

If you were recommending a mattress with a firm bounce that would be used solely for amorous activities what would it be?

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