Overview

Yogabed launched its initial mattress in December of 2014 and later launched its second mattress, the Unplug, in late 2016.

Some of the key strengths of the Yogabed include:

  • Best-in-industry sleep trial: the Yogabed Original comes with year-long sleep trial, which far outpaces the standard 100-120 day sleep trial offered for most mattresses, and the Yogabed Unplug comes with a 6-month sleep trial.
  • Two choices for varying budgets: with two mattresses available at different price points, Yogabed provides options for people who are interested in sleeping on their particular comfort foam design.

Potential drawbacks for the Yogabed mattress include:

  • Only one firmness option: Each Yogabed is only offered in one firmness option, so customers are very limited in their choices and finding the right comfort fit. Anyone looking for a very firm or very plush mattress will probably want to explore other mattress options besides the Yogabeds.
  • Limited track record: there is extremely limited data about the performance of the Yogabed Unplug, which is very new to the market, and the Yogabed Original itself does not have a multi-year track record on which we can evaluate it.

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Yogabed Mattress Pricing

Yogabed has two mattress models that are offered in 6 different sizes. Prices for each size and model are listed below.

Mattress Size Yogabed Unplug
Standard Price
Yogabed Original
Standard Price
Twin $324  $449
Twin XL $349  $499
Full $474  $699
Queen $574  $749
King $724  $849
California King $724  $849

About the Yogabed Mattress

Yogabed Mattress Specifications

The Yogabed Original has 4 main layers. The top layer is 1” of what the company calls Instant Response YogaFoam, which is not technically memory foam or latex but shares a similar type of feel. This foam has a density of 5 PCF. The second layer is 2” of gel-infused memory foam with a density of 4 PCF. The third layer is 5” of support foam with a density of 1.8 PCF. The bottom layer is 2” of support foam with density of 1.8 PCF and ILD of 40.

Please keep in mind that Yogabed has changed their mattress design and specifications since the initial launch of the mattress and could change them again. As a result, you may want to confirm the details of the mattress construction prior to your purchase.

Yogabed cutaway

The Yogabed Unplug has a very simple design with only two layers. The top layer is 2” of gel-infused memory foam with a density of 2.5 PCF and an ILD of 9. The bottom layer is 8” of support foam with a density of 1.5 PCF and IFD or 35.

Where It’s Made

The Yogabed mattresses are manufactured in the USA.

Buying Logistics

Sleep Trial / Refunds

Yogabed offers an impressive sleep trial period of 365 days for the Yogabed Original and 180 days for the Yogabed Unplug. For both mattresses, the company requires that you keep the mattress for 30 days before initiating a return. If you decide to return the mattress during the trial, Yogabed will pick up the mattress and refund your purchase.

If you purchase a Yogabed mattress through Amazon, your sleep trial is still the same length; however, any returns must be coordinated with Amazon rather than with Yogabed directly.

Delivery

Delivery is included in the Yogabed purchase price. After placing an order, your mattress usually ships within 2 business days and arrives 2-6 business days after that via FedEx ground.

No installation is included with delivery. The mattress is delivered as a bed in a box, meaning that the mattress is compressed within plastic packaging that is shipped inside a box to your doorstep. After you remove the mattress from the box and packaging, it will decompress and should reach its full size within a day.

Yogabed does not offer haul-away services for your old mattress.

Yogabed box

Warranty

The Yogabed mattress comes with a 10-year pro-rated warranty. Full warranty details are not readily available on Yogabed’s website, so customers concerned about warranty coverage should ask for a copy of the warranty policy in writing before buying.

Customer Service

Yogabed started as a business in 2014 and has earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau. Since the company is still very young, there is no information about their customer service over the long term. However, so far, the company has achieved a reputation for quality customer service.

Yogabed up close

Mattress Performance

The Yogabed Original and Unplug have some stark differences in terms of their construction, and this should be expected to affect mattress performance.

It is necessary to keep in mind that Yogabed has modified their mattress several times since its initial launch. This can make it challenging at times to know what to make of some reviews because they may not be applicable to the mattress that is available today. It can also make it hard at times to parse out which mattress specifications from the company are the most current. We have worked to apply our review to the most up-to-date offering from Yogabed.

Support

The Yogabed Original is generally constructed with materials that have high densities and should offer most sleepers a supportive mattress. Like many competitors, Yogabed has worked to develop a foam comfort layer that offers the pressure relief of memory foam without its drawbacks. This means that the foam is designed to respond directly to your main pressure points and help achieve proper spinal alignment.

The Yogabed Unplug does not have the same type of high-density foams for either its comfort layer or support layer. The comfort layer uses a very low ILD foam, which may reduce the supportiveness of the mattress and cause some people to sink deeply into the mattress. This is likely to be a more pressing problem for heavier sleepers or people with major pressure points (such as side sleepers with broad shoulders).

Durability

These mattresses have not been on the market long enough to judge their long-term durability. Because of its use of higher-density foams, the Yogabed Original can be expected to hold up far better over time than the Yogabed Unplug. Low density foams are more prone to indentation and sagging.

Firmness

The Yogabed Original is usually considered to be a medium-firm mattress, falling between 6-7 on the typical firmness scale, and the Yogabed Unplug is closer to a 5-6.

Motion Transfer

Both the Yogabed Original and the Yogabed Unplug can be expected to offer solid performance when it comes to motion isolation; however, they may still have more motion transfer than traditional memory foam mattresses.

Offgassing

There is very little smell that comes from the Yogabed mattresses, but some people may still detect some new mattress smell shortly after unboxing. Any smell should dissipate within a few hours or few days at most.

Sleeping Hot

Because there is not as much sink on the Yogabed Original as is found with traditional memory foam, most sleepers do not encounter any major issues with sleeping hot.

The Yogabed Unplug may have more issues with heat retention because of its plusher comfort layer.

Both the Yogabed Original and Unplug use gel-infused memory foam. Many sleepers report that they find gel-infused memory foam to retain less heat, but reviews are mixed about whether this type of foam actually reduces sleeping temperature.

Intimacy

The Yogabed Original is not known for any considerable sink that would cause someone to feel stuck in the mattress. As a result, it should not pose any serious obstacles to sexual activity. The Yogabed Unplug, with lower-density and plusher foam, may be somewhat more of a hindrance.

Mattress Comparison

The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Yogabed mattress in terms of construction and feel.

Brand Mattress Type Support Layer Comfort Layer Price (Queen) Where to Buy
Yogabed Foam Foam Specialty Foam Varies Online
Casper Foam Foam Memory Foam + Poly foam $950 Online + some retail
Leesa Foam Foam Avena Foam $940 Online + 1 showroom
GhostBed Latex Hybrid Foam Memory Foam + Latex $795 Online only
Saatva Innerspring Hourglass coils Coils + Foam $999 Online only
Purple Foam Foam Hyper-Elastic Polymer $999 Online only

Additional Resources

If you want to read more about Yogabed and its foray into the online mattress market, you can find information in the following news articles: