Marpac Yogabed Mattress Overview
Marpac 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 Marpac Yogabed include:
- Best-in-industry sleep trial: the Marpac 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, the Marpac Yogabed provides options for people who are interested in sleeping on their particular comfort foam design.
Potential drawbacks for the Marpac 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.
Marpac 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
About the Marpac Yogabed Mattress
Marpac 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.
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.
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 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.
The Yogabed mattress comes with a 10-year pro-rated warranty. Full warranty details are not readily available on Marpac’s website, so customers concerned about warranty coverage should ask for a copy of the warranty policy in writing before buying.
Yogabed started as a business in 2014 and has earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau. Having merged with Marpac – the makers of the Dohm sound machines – in January of 2018, the excellent service reputations behind both companies joined forces creating a true sleep industry innovator. You can expect quality support from Marpac as they integrate the Yogabed experience.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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: