Tomorrow Sleep and Tuft & Needle are both affordable, direct-to consumer online sellers of mattresses, but their mattresses differ greatly in terms of the construction and feel. Tomorrow Sleep offers two firmness options and incorporates springs, while Tuft & Needle is all-foam and comes in only one level of firmness. In this post, I’ll explain the differences in greater detail to help you determine which is a better choice for you.
- All options are 10 inches thick and are constructed to ensure people will sleep cool throughout the night.
- All options have a high-density base support foam.
- Both companies offer 100-night trials, free shipping, and great customer service.
- Tomorrow Sleep is softer (both versions) than the Tuft & Needle
- Tomorrow Sleep has a more complex construction with more layers.
- Tomorrow Sleep offers both a Medium Soft and Medium Firm version, with similar constructions.
- Tuft & Needle has only two layers and a cover.
- Tomorrow Sleep has springs and a side rail system to reinforce edge support.
- Tomorrow Sleep uses memory foam, while Tuft & Needle uses polyurethane-based foam.
- Tuft & Needle is less expensive. ($550-$1,150 for Tomorrow Sleep, $325-$700 for Tuft & Needle)
Tomorrow Sleep Construction
- The cover is made of polyester and nylon and doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress too much.
- On top is a 1-inch layer of memory foam with phase change material.
- The second layer is comprised of gel foam, providing comfort and bounce. In the Medium Soft option, this layer is thicker.
- An additional layer of memory foam-like “dynamic response foam” can be found in the the Medium Firm option, under the gel foam layer.
- Bother options have a 6-inch support layer consisting of individually pocketed coils. The Medium Firm option uses thicker coils in this layer.
- A foam side rail system reinforces edge support.
- A 1-inch layer of stabilizing foam forms the base in both options.
Tuft & Needle Construction
- The cover is a breathable polyester blend and also doesn’t affect the feel of the mattress too much.
- On top is 3 inches of proprietary polyurethane-based “Adaptive” foam that incorporates graphite to absorb heat from the body and a gel polymer to distribute the heat. The combination is supposed to ensure even cooling throughout the night.
- The second layer, which is the base layer, is 7 inches of 1.8 lb. density poly foam.
- Tuft & Needle has fewer layers.
- Tomorrow Sleep has more of a memory foam feel.
- Both address sleep temperature issues.
- Both use foam that incorporates gel.
- Both have thick foam support layers.
Both mattresses are very responsive and compress easily, but Tuft & Needle has more spring and returns to shape more quickly. The Tomorrow Sleep video here is for the Medium Firm option, so keep in mind that the Medium Soft version will be even softer.
Motion Transfer Differences
Both mattresses isolate well and are good options for couples, but Tomorrow Sleep has an edge.
Pick Tomorrow Sleep If:
- You sleep on your side– Tomorrow Sleep’s softness helps it conform to the precise contours of the body.
- You want a mattress that lasts– While both mattresses are durable and made with great materials, Tomorrow Sleep’s incorporation of coils means it will probably last longer.
- You want to sink into your mattress– Tomorrow Sleep has a quicksand-like feel and is the type of mattress you sleep “in” rather than “on.”
Pick Tuft & Needle If:
- You are a stomach or back sleeper– Tuft & Needle’s firmness makes it a great choice for people looking for solid support.
- You’re on a budget– Tuft & Needle is less expensive than a lot of competing options.
- You like to sleep “on” your mattress– In contrast to Tomorrow Sleep, you won’t sink into a Tuft & Needle mattress too far.
I hope this was a helpful comparison. As you can see, these two mattresses work for very different sleepers. Please feel free to post any specific questions you have in the comments.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.