Nolah Mattress Review

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  • Sizes: Nolah provides sizes ranging from twin to Cal king and even split king
  • Materials: Nolah has patented numerous elements of its mattresses, from the coils to the AirFoam
  • Firmness: Customers can pick their own support ranging from 5 to 8
  • The Nolah Evolution is the cutting edge in terms of cooling during sleep
  • Shipping: Nolah mattresses are crafted to order, but shipping time is generally shorter than competitors
  • Trial Period: Nolah will pay for (and pick up!) a returned mattress within 120 days
  • Warranty: The Nolah Evolution comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Certification: Nolah achieved a CertiPUR-US certification for its foam, which indicates that it is safe and free of a variety of chemicals
  • Bases: Nolah mattresses do best on a slatted foundation, and Nolah can help you choose one
  • Accessories: Nolah also sells its own comfortable pillows
  • Financing Options: Nolah offers 0% APR financing through Klarna so that you can pay over time

Pros & Cons

  • Price is reasonable, even for large sizes
  • Generous trial length
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Multiple cooling layers
  • Plush does not fully mask night movement

Have you ever considered that the reason you’re sluggish, lacking energy, and achy during the day could be because of your mattress? If you’re not sleeping as well as you used to, it could be that your mattress could use a first-class upgrade. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to figure out which mattress option will best meet your needs—because we’ve already reviewed the top contenders so that you don’t have to. Don’t worry about testing out brand after brand until you find the right fit
just take a look at what we’ve discovered about one of our favorite mattresses this year: the Nolah Evolution.

When it comes to setting trends in mattress technology—yes, that’s a thing—it’s tough to compete with Nolah as a brand. Their Evolution mattress has won a pile of awards ranging from “Best Cooling Mattress for Spinal Alignment 2022” from Forbes to “Best Mattress of 2022” from Good Housekeeping and “Best Mattress for Back Pain 2022” by the Sleep Foundation. These are just a few of the more than a dozen accolades the Evolution has accrued in 2022 alone.

Nolah knows that it’s got some of the best products on the market, and it’s not too proud to show it. All buyers get a 120-night trial period, during which they can return the Evolution for any reason, no questions asked. You don’t even need to box it back up! They’ll take care of it all. And even better, any returned mattresses aren’t simply thrown away
they’re donated whenever possible. Plus, your order automatically comes with two free pillows—and Nolah pillows are branded as “squishy” and pliant, making them suitable for people of any sleeping style.

When it comes to the price tag, Nolah stands behind its goal to make mattresses that are affordable to anyone who needs them. They have offerings ranging from budget to luxury, and you’ll find the Evolution sitting somewhere in the middle. While a Cal King will still be more expensive than some budget options, you won’t find yourself paying luxury prices. Plus, financing is available to help you secure the option that will best suit your needs.

What kind of sleeper is the Nolah Evolution for?

The Nolah Evolution contains 8 separate layers that all have their own part to play in your nighttime comfort. Because these elements adjust to your body, the Evolution is ideal for any type of sleeper, whether you prefer your back, side, stomach, or a combination of all of them. The Evolution specifically won an award for side sleepers because of its ability to keep the spine aligned. That being said, these same principles keep you supported on your stomach and cushion your hips while on your back, so anyone can enjoy a Nolah Evolution.


How much weight can the Evolution support?

Whether you’re a heavy sleeper—in more than one sense—or a lightweight, the Evolution has your back (literally). Because the mattress is made of highly resilient, durable poly foam, even the smallest sizes can support up to 350 pounds. Bigger mattresses like the Queen size and up can tackle upwards of 700 pounds with no problem, so Nolah offers solutions for anyone, regardless of their size or weight. While it is true that heavier sleepers may begin to wear the mattress in faster, the warranty still covers such regular use.

How’s the sleep experience?

If you’ve never had the chance to recline on a Nolah mattress before, you might not really know what you’re in for—and that can make your purchase decision a tough one. The Evolution is specifically formulated to repel heat thanks to its ArcticTex cover, whose grooves will route body heat away from the sleeper. And as an added benefit, this cover also keeps germs and dirt away from the central parts of the mattress, extending its life. You can expect a cool, plush sleep on a Nolah Evolution, though there is some variability in firmness depending on which option you choose.

The construction of the Evolution

Nolah put a lot of technical innovation into the way that the Evolution mattress is compiled across eight separate layers. The topmost ArcticTex cover is made of organic cotton and dissipates heat to keep sleepers cool no matter the weather. Supporting this endeavor is the HTC (high thermal conductivity) topper beneath, which wicks heat away to the AirBreath heat escape gusset, where it is released away from the body.

The fourth layer, the AirFoamICE, further works to prevent sweaty, uncomfortable heat at night while simultaneously offering pressure relief that molds to the body. However, a big part of the comfort of the Nolah Evolution comes from the next few layers, starting with the high-resilience foam that’s two inches thick. This is the material that will contour to your spine and hips.

Beneath this is a high-density transition foam that helps gently change from the highly adaptive memory layer above to the Tri-Zone coils below, which offer robust support that keeps you from sinking down into the bed unsupported. This layer is reinforced around the edges so that you don’t slip off the sides, and the inner coils can stand up to the weight of anyone of any body shape or type.

All about Evolution’s firmness

The Evolution from Nolah is a hybrid mattress—that means it’s got both adaptive foam technology and springs. Because of this, buyers have the option to customize their mattress to support their needs. Those who are very lightweight, small, or don’t need much in the way of sturdy support would appreciate a plush build, ranging from 4 to 5 on the firmness scale. The most common choice is the luxury firm, which rates at a middling 6 to 7 and is suitable for most uses. For those who are particularly heavy-set or who need a firm mattress to support their contours, the Evolution is also available in a firm option at 7 to 8 out of 10. If you’re unsure, we recommend sticking to the luxury firm, as it’s the most popular choice.

What about customer service?

A great mattress doesn’t do you much good if the company behind it is of low quality. If you ever have a problem with your Evolution, or if you’d like to send it back, know that Nolah has your back. With a 120-night trial period, you can see how the Evolution works for you without the worry that you’ll be stuck with a mattress forever.

As an added benefit, Nolah stands behind the quality of its Evolution mattresses with a lifetime warranty. If your mattress is defective within the first two years, you’ll get a brand new one at no charge. After that, any defects will be repaired (with the mattress re-covered, too!), or Nolah may ask you to ship the mattress back for a replacement.

When it comes to customer service, Nolah is on top of it. They offer a live chat feature that is available the moment you click on it, so no annoying waiting. They can also be contacted via email or their social media channels, so you’ll receive an answer quickly to any question you have about your Evolution.

Overall impressions

Nolah’s Evolution mattress is an innovator in the field, and for good reason—it comes with a lifetime warranty and a decently long trial period, during which you can enjoy many of the technological advances in cooling technology and spinal support that Nolah has been pioneering. As an added benefit, the Evolution comes in less than common sizes, like Cal King and even the highly rare Split King, so everyone will find something for their needs.

All these features together make the Evolution a top pick no matter your sleep needs. 
Review
9.2

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