Lull Mattress Review
Jake Comfort | Updated: May 1, 2019
Lull is a known and reliable company that has been making mattresses for a while now. We’ll be taking a look at the latest model, which Lull has targeted at a general sleeping population. They focus on providing support and cooling in a medium-firm format. The mattress is made from a series of layers of different foams that attempt to maximize the desirable elements of that material while minimizing the potential drawbacks and downsides that are traditionally associated with foam and gel construction.
The Lull mattress has three layers designed to maximize the comfort sleepers will get. All three layers are foam. They include a comfort layer, a transitional layer, and a foundation layer so that light, average, and heavy sleepers will be able to enjoy the mattress and the different qualities that it can offer. Moreover, the different layers provide a gradually increasing amount of support, preventing the mattress from feeling too firm while at the same time ensuring that it can retain its shape and durability.
- Top – The uppermost layer is designed to provide comfort and cooling for most sleepers. It consists of 1.5” of gel infused memory foam. The gel helps aerate the mattress, providing cooling and breathability, while the memory foam works to relieve pressure points,
- Middle – The middle layer is designed for support and is made from 1.5” of conventional foam. This layer works to relieve pressure points by acting as a transition from the gel infused memory foam and the bottom layer. This can help maintain proper spine alignment and also helps the mattress provide the correct support for heavy, average, and light sleepers.
- Bottom – The bottom layer works as the foundation. It is comprised of 7” of dense support foam. This foam is much more dense and firm than the other layers, and it provides great support as a result.
The cover is often an under-rated aspect of a mattress. While it might seem like it only serves to cover the foam internals, the cover can actually influence a number of important factors in how a mattress sleeps. First and foremost, covers influence the cooling and breathability of the mattress. They also control the sleeper’s relationship to the underlying foam.
The cover of the Lull mattress is 90% polyester and 10% radon. This combination gives it a soft and breathable feel. These are very resilient materials and are highly durable. They hold their shape and stretch very well. On the Lull mattress the cover is also removable, which makes it easy to spot or dry clean.
The cover features what has become the norm for foam mattresses sold by online retailers, with gray side panels and a white top. This two tone design is very basic, but it’s good enough and the mattress will usually be covered by sheets anyway. The side panels have a different blend than the top, and are made from polypropylene and polyester in a 64/36 blend. This combination of materials is more durable than the polyester/radon mix that comprises the top of the cover.
On the whole, the mattress looks quite nice. It’s sleek and professional, without being obtrusive or over-done. The extra resilient side panels are a nice touch, as is the ability to remove the cover for cleaning.
Firmness, Feel, Support
The Lull mattress is just a bit on the firmer side. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the least firm and 10 being the most firm, the Lull mattress ranks as a 6. This puts it in the range that most American sleepers will find comfortable, and lets Lull take advantage of their unique construction and materials to offer a mattress that most people will enjoy.
The top layer provides a nice hug and contour, but not an extreme one. This is complemented nicely by the level of responsiveness the foam provides. The mattress does not regain its shape too quickly or too slowly. As a result, you can enjoy the feel of the mattress without the sensation that you’re being enveloped in foam.
The fact that Lull has found a way to create a slightly firm mattress without crossing the line to the point where the mattress is too firm. Other companies have tried this and the result is usually a mattress that creates excessive pressure points and complications. These mattresses are good for some sleepers, but they don’t accomplish the goal of being a mattress that the vast majority of the American public will find comfortable.
Furthermore, the Lull has more edge support than most foam mattresses. Foam mattresses in general suffer from a lack of edge support due to the way that they are constructed and contained. However, the Lull does not suffer from this to the same extent that other foam mattresses do due to the unique mix and arrangement of materials used.
The slightly firmer feel of the Lull also enhances its bounce. It does this in a way that doesn’t create a lot of motion transfer. It’s not as much bounce as you would get on a coil mattress, but it’s greater than most other foam mattresses. This makes it a strong contender for one of the best mattresses for sex that we’ve looked at.
All mattresses experience some sinkage when you lay in them. The amount of sinkage can tell you a lot about how the mattress will feel and what kind of sleepers it is best for. Our sinkage tests are conducted by an individual who weighs ~140lbs. The amount of sinkage you get is based largely on how much you weigh, so you might get different results than we did if you try the mattress out.
- Laying on Back – we measured 2” of sinkage when laying on the back in a normal sleeping position with our weight evenly distributed.
- Laying on Side – laying on a normal side sleeping position with even weight distribution produced 2.5” of sinkage in our tests
- Slight Edge Sit – siting on the edge of the mattress, but not resting the full weight of the body on it, resulted in 3” of sinkage
- Full Edge Sit – sitting on the edge of the mattress and letting it support the body’s full weight created 5” of sinkage.
- Standing in Middle – standing in the middle of the bed with both feet squarely planted created 5.5” of sinkage
These numbers are smaller than those we got from many similar mattresses. Foam mattresses are particularly noted for a lack of edge support, and the 3” of sinkage that the slight edge sit test produced is among the best we’ve seen for this category of mattress.
There are a number of discount options available online, and you can usually find a promotion code to save some money on your Lull mattress. Lull also offers financing if you don’t want to pay for the mattress up front.
Savvy consumers will also note that the prices for the Lull are at or under the price point of many of the popular online retail foam mattress options available to consumers today.
- Shipping – shipping is free. The mattress will arrive compressed into a box and will be delivered in 2-7 days. Free shipping is a standard that we like to see for the online mattress market, and we’re glad that Lull is following that example.
- Warranty – 10 years. This is the industry standard for mattress warranties. It covers excessive and permanent sinkage as well as other defect issues.
- Trial – Lull lets you try their mattress for 100 nights to ensure that it’s the right mattress for you.
- USA Made
Should I Buy the Lull Mattress?
There are a number of people who would like the Lull mattress. People who enjoy a medium-firm feel are first and foremost in mind. At this level it does a good job of providing support without creating a floating sensation or pressure points that can disrupt sleep or cause you to wake up with aches and pains. The combination of foams and gels mean that the mattress provides a consistent support and pressure relief that many sleepers will love.
The Lull is also a good option for those who are interested in a cooler sleeping experience. The combination of polyester and radon for the cover does a good job of helping the mattress’s breathability. Moreover, the gel infusion in the top layer of memory foam helps to aerate the mattress and thus further keeps it cool. One of the more common issues people raise with foam mattresses is that the foam can trap a lot of excess heat. By adding the gel infusion, the Lull mattress counters this phenomena without losing the comfort and feel of memory foam.
The Lull mattress is also a great option for couples or people who want to minimize motion transfer. The unique responsiveness provided by the layering of different foams allows the mattress to have a good bounce and responsiveness while still isolating motion on the mattress.
On the whole, the Lull mattress does a good job of accomplishing the goals it sets out for itself. It provides a good level of firmness and support for more sleepers while at the same time offering a quality memory foam product. The mattress itself is very breathable and cool, and the polyester radon blend of the cover also helps the mattress maintain a good temperature. The memory foam and layers allow the mattress to have a nice bounce that couples will enjoy, while still isolating motion transfer and providing a good level of contour and hug.