Update – Nest Bedding has retired the Love Bed, but has relaunched a very similar (and in my opinion improved) version called the Love & Sleep mattress. Check out my Love & Sleep mattress review for more info!
After a few weeks on The Love Bed, honestly I was surprised at how much I liked it. I’ve slept on much more expensive mattresses that offer the same pitch/comfort guarantees, so I was impressed by this mattress for this price point. The Love Bed is made by Nest Bedding, a string of mattress stores in California focused on (truly) eco-friendly mattresses.
Read my Love Bed review to learn more about the bed and my sleeping experience.
My Love Bed Video Review
Click to see Love Bed compared to other leading brands HERE
I slept on The Love Bed mattress for two weeks and had a really good experience. I slept on a medium firmness model and found it to be very comfortable, giving a nice plush feeling while still being supportive. I have some lower back pain in general, but didn’t wake up a single time in two weeks with pain (unusual for me). I’d recommend getting at least a medium, and maybe a firm mattress if you also have back pain issues.
My partner is a tosser and turner on any mattress, and I felt the tiniest bit of motion transfer from that – more than a pure high quality memory foam mattress, but certainly less than a spring mattress or lower quality mattress.
I’m in NY and tried the mattress out in early summer, so the weather is pretty hot. I had no issue with the mattress sleeping hot, which is a big concern for me. If it sleeps hot it’s just not an option for me, so Love Bed passes that test.
The Love Bed offers two firmness options, medium and luxury firm. I went to the Nest Bedding showroom in New York to show the difference:
The medium option is best for most sleepers, and is fine for side sleepers, only consider the firm option if you are a stomach sleeper or much prefer a firmer mattress.
As expected the Love Bed performs very well in the motion transfer test. This will be a good mattress if you are sleeping with a partner, especially if one of you is frequently moving throughout the night.
Organic, natural, eco-friendly – these words don’t mean much in the mattress industry. Unfortunately there’s no standard or governing body that holds mattress makers or retailers to their claims, so there’s a lot of misinformation (is a bed that is 5% natural latex and 95% synthetic latex a natural mattress? Not in my mind…). Nest Bedding is known to be focused on beds that are actually organic, and more importantly they don’t offer false promises. Love Bed isn’t entirely organic, but with its specs, any other mattress company would be screaming from the rooftops that they have the ultimate organic experience. The latex is Oeko Tex Certified and the base layer foam is CertiPur certified.
The mattress is made in the same factory as Brooklyn Bedding (made in USA), which is a unique facility capable of actually making a truly organic mattress.
Nest Bedding does a good job detailing the Love Bed construction on its site, but the highlights in my mind are:
No. You can always send it back – all of the online-only mattress companies have great return policies (30 days, 75 days, 100 days, etc), and The Love Bed is no different (100 days).
Definitely. If you’re an organic/natural lover like I am, or even have a slight concern about sleeping on chemicals, there is no better mattress (at the price point). I daresay that the Love Bed may be my go-to mattress at this point (in between trials), though I am anxious to try out Nest Bedding’s Alexander Signature Select mattress as well (higher end compared to Love Bed).
If you don’t like latex or want a bed that thousands of others have already slept on, look elsewhere. But if you like the concept, I think Nest Bedding is in a great position to really deliver on its promises.
Note: now that the Love Bed is discontinued, check out some other options on my mattress reviews page.
Joe has been working in the mattress industry for a number of years and is an active reviewer on Mattress Clarity.