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Nolah Mattress Review

Updated March 2024
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Michelle Griczika
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Dr. Ifran Saddique
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Summary

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About Nolah:

Nolah started by finding a way to improve upon Memory Foam — outdated materials that are still commonly used in mattresses today. Being a technology driven company, it was essential for Nolah to leverage the latest technology to design a superior mattress. The result, after testing hundreds of foam formulations is the Nolah AirFoam™ mattress.

  • The mattress: The Nolah Evolution 15 is Nolah Sleep’s first luxury hybrid mattress.

  • Construction: It utilizes a variety of construction materials and technologies to meet the sleep needs of most individuals.
  • Cooling: With its advanced cooling features, this Nolah mattress impresses those seeking a mattress that does not retain heat.
  • Edge support: If you value mattress edge support, the Nolah Evolution hybrid mattress is an excellent option to sleep on. Its patented EDGE rail technology prevents you from sinking too far, ensuring consistent comfort even when sleeping along the edge. Additionally, the firm edge makes getting out of bed painless.
  • Layers: The Nolah Evolution consists of eight layers, including a Euro Topper that enhances its overall style and dissipates excess body heat.
  • Firmness levels: This luxury hybrid mattress is available in three firmness levels: Plush, Luxury Firm, and Firm.
  • Focus: In this Nolah Evolution review we will concentrate on the luxury firm model, which is the most popular.
  • Compatibility: You may use this mattress on a flat platform, slatted base, foundation, and even an adjustable bed.
  • Warranty and trial period: Nolah mattresses are made in the USA and come with a 120-night trial, lifetime warranty, and free shipping and returns.

Quick Overview

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Who is Nolah best for?

With their use of advanced AirFoam™ technology, Nolah has become a leading "bed in a box" company worth considering for those in the market for a supportive and cooling mattress. In this Nolah mattress review, we will delve into the details of its construction, firmness and best features. Let’s start with which sleepers will find it an ideal fit. 

This Nolah Sleep hybrid mattress caters to a range of sleepers, including:

  • The Nolah Evolution was designed specifically for side sleepers

  • People who weigh 230 pounds or less

  • Sleepers needing pressure relief from back or other body pains

  • Hot sleepers

  • Couples needing a mattress with great motion isolation

Nolah Mattress Firmness

The Nolah Evolution 15 comes in three firmness options, so you can choose the cushioning level that works best for you. The individually-wrapped coils provide full-body pressure relief, spinal alignment, and lumbar support. If you want a premium mattress with above-average thickness, the Nolah evolution mattress is a great option. Based on Nolah mattress reviews, this bed features targeted pressure-relieving support. You can choose between three firmness levels: plush, luxury firm, and firm. 

  • The plush option falls between a 4 and 5 on the firmness scale. It has deep body contouring and is best for side sleepers. It is supportive, but you will sink into the bed. The plush bed is exceptionally soft but may not offer the most relief for back and stomach sleepers. 

  • The luxury firm option is between 6 and 7 on the firmness scale. It is the most popular option, and it mimics beds found in 5-star luxury hotels. Based on Nolah mattress reviews, 83% of customers prefer this option. 

  • Lastly, the firm option is rated an 8 on the fitness scale. It provides maximum support and is perfect for pain-free sleeping

Nolah Construction

Made in the USA, the Nolah mattress offers nine layers of comfort at a price that reflects the quality of the materials and construction. The Nolah mattress layers include: 

Layers Description
Organic cotton and ArcticTex cover Ultra-soft organic cotton keeps you cool and dry while sleeping
Premium HTC Cooling Quilted Euro topper 2” of foam and high thermal conductivity quilting to draw heat away from the body and “cushion your curves"
AirBreath heat escape gusset 2” of AirBreath border gusset provides an additional outlet to release excess heat to help with Nolah cooling
Cooling Nolah AirFoamICE 2” of AirFoamICE that features graphite-infused foam that further accelerates cooling
High-resilience foam 2” of foam that provides full body support and pressure relief
High-density transition foam Additional support that is stronger and more durable than latex
Parented HDMax Tri-Zone coils and reinforced edges 25” more support than traditional coil systems
Eco-friendly foundation layer Made from recycled plant fibers that increase the overall stability and durability of the Nolah bed. Extra-strong border fabric with carrying handles: features a non-skid backside to keep your mattress secure

 

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Is the Nolah Evolution 15 a good mattress?

Each mattress design is created with a specific focus on important performance factors for sleepers. Cooling, pressure relief, and motion isolation are all just some of the key factors that should be considered when searching for a new mattress. As a high-end hybrid mattress, we ensured that our Nolah mattress review carefully evaluated the mattress's advantages to justify its price. So let’s get started!
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Pressure Relief

Yes, the Nolah Evolution 15 was specifically designed to target back pain and alleviate pressure points. All Nolah mattresses are designed with this in mind however its hybrid line does an especially good job due to its combination of foam and coil construction. 

Its construction includes several layers of foam, including a top layer of the company's proprietary AirFoamICE, which is designed to provide pressure relief. This layer is followed by a layer of high-resilience foam and a layer of supportive base foam, which work together to provide contouring support for the body and alleviate pressure points. Meanwhile the HDMax™ Tri-Zone™ coils provide targeted relief at vulnerable pressure points. The individually-wrapped coils respond to movement and will distribute your weight, allowing proper spinal alignment for every type of sleeper.

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Nolah Mattress Cooling

It's important to keep in mind that the Nolah mattress is a hybrid mattress, which generally sleeps cooler than memory foam mattresses. Moreover, Nolah Sleep has worked hard to ensure their Nolah beds have exceptional cooling properties.

The Nolah Evolution 15 is designed with several cooling features to help regulate temperature and prevent overheating during sleep. The top layer of the mattress is made with Nolah's proprietary AirFoamICE, which is designed to promote airflow and dissipate heat. This layer is infused with gel particles, which help to absorb and dissipate body heat, which should do a good job of keeping you cool. 

Additionally, the cover of the Nolah Evolution mattress is made with a phase-change material that is designed to actively regulate temperature. This material absorbs and releases heat as needed, helping to keep you cool when your body temperature rises and warm when it falls.

Overall, the AirFoamICE layer and the phase-change material in the cover work well together to offer great cooling and temperature regulation. This is also something that we noticed repeatedly in many Nolah Evolution reviews, with many people praising these cooling features.
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Nolah Motion Isolation

The Nolah hybrid mattress has exceptional motion isolation capabilities, making it an ideal choice for couples or light sleepers. While polyfoam is known to have more bounce than memory foam, the AirFoam technology used in the Nolah Evolution 15 is effective at absorbing movement from sleepers, minimizing motion transfer across the surface of the mattress.

However, it's worth noting that the Nolah mattress doesn't completely eliminate motion transfer. Unless you're an extremely light sleeper, you're unlikely to experience any significant sleep disruptions. Overall, the Nolah Evolution 15 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a mattress that offers minimal disturbance to your sleep.
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Nolah Edge Support

The Nolah Evolution 15 mattress has a sturdy edge support system that will help prevent excessive sagging when you sit or lie near the edge of the mattress. The transitional layer and thick support core, coupled with the 13.75 gauge perimeter coils, work together to reinforce the perimeter, while boosting overall durability and improving edge support. 

For sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds, you might find it harder to get in and out of bed comfortably due to its medium firm feel. Additionally, some sleepers may feel less secure lying near the edges and may prefer to remain in the middle of the mattress.

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Is Nolah Mattress good for sex?

The Nolah mattress has a hybrid/foam construction, which gives it both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to sex. The foam components of the mattress provide less responsiveness compared to an innerspring, but the inner coil system provides decent bounce that can still suit many couples.

One advantage is that the foam construction makes the mattress virtually silent, which can be great for those who are worried about squeaking. Additionally, the Nolah Evolution has a great cooling system that can help keep you cool during intimate moments.

However, the decent edge support of the mattress may make it feel smaller, and you may not feel comfortable rolling around too much for fear of falling off the mattress. Overall, the Nolah mattress can be a good choice for couples, but may not be the best option for those who prioritize bounce and edge support.
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Nolah Mattress Off Gassing

Due to its foam construction, you can expect that the Nolah mattress will emit an odor right after unpacking. This odor is harmless and will dissipate after 24-72 hours. 

Sleeping Positions

The Nolah Evolution is a bed that you can customize to your liking with three different firmness options. That means you can pick the one that works best for your preferred sleeping position. In this section of our Nolah Evolution 15 review, we'll take a look at each sleeping style and see how the Nolah mattress fares for each one.

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Nolah mattress for side sleepers

Yes, the Nolah Evolution 15 was actually designed specifically in mind for side sleepers. The softest firmness, “Plush” is a great option for side sleepers. The medium-soft firmness level provides the perfect balance of support and comfort, allowing side sleepers to sink in just enough to maintain proper spinal alignment while also keeping their bodies adequately supported throughout the night. It features a unique blend of pressure-relieving foam layers that contour to your body's curves and help reduce pressure points, especially around your hips and shoulders, which is essential for side sleepers.

Like most mattresses, it’s not enough to take into account your sleeping style but also your weight. Nolah mattress side sleepers are best suited to those who weigh less than 130 lbs and prefer a softer feel from their mattress. Sleepers weighing between 130 - 230 lbs might also enjoy it but will experience a bit more sinkage in the hips and shoulders. Anyone weighing more than that will find the mattress far too soft and should look into one of the firmer options instead.

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Nolah mattress for back sleepers

Due to its multiple firmness option, the Nolah Evolution works for a variety of sleepers - not only side sleepers. The Luxury Firm and Firm options would work well for back sleepers. Back sleepers typically need a mattress that is firm enough to support their spine's natural alignment while also allowing for some sinkage to reduce pressure points. 

For back sleepers, we would recommend either the Luxury Firm or Firm option, depending on your preference and weight. For sleepers weighing more than 230 lbs we recommend the firmness option. If you fall somewhere below that weight you can go either way between the medium or firmest option. The Luxury Firm provides a great balance of support and comfort, while the firm option offers a more solid feel that can help prevent back pain for those who require extra support.

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Nolah mattress for stomach sleepers

Stomach sleepers typically require a firmer mattress to prevent their hips from sinking too deeply, which can cause discomfort and strain on the lower back. While the Nolah Evolution 15 does offer a firm option, it may not be firm enough for some stomach sleepers, especially those who are heavier. If you’re a plus-size sleeper, check out our best mattresses for heavy people.

That being said, the Nolah Evolution 15's medium-firm and firmest options can still work well for some stomach sleepers, especially those with a smaller body frame. This firmness level provides enough support to keep the spine aligned while still allowing for some sinkage so that you still feel comfortable.

Nolah Mattress Prices and Sizes

Nolah Evolution is a luxury hybrid bed, but it is worth the splurge. The Nolah mattress price reflects the technology, design and premium materials used to construct this bed. Though it isn't one of the more economical options we've reviewed, Nolah mattress reviews still recommends that this luxurious hybrid mattress is worth the cost due to its strong cooling capabilities, pressure-relief for back pain, and customization, making it ideal for different body types, preferences and sleep positions. 

Nolah mattress sizes are available in:

  1. Twin
  2. Twin XL
  3. Full
  4. Queen
  5. King
  6. California King
  7. Split King
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Nolah Customer Service

Nolah Mattress Return Policy

Nolah Sleep gives you 120 nights to try your bed and if in that time you decide you do not like your new mattress, you can return the bed for a full refund. All you're responsible for is a $99 return pickup fee. 

Nolah Mattress Warranty

The Nolah mattress comes with a lifetime warranty. While this is a great fall back just in case, rest assured Nolah mattresses are built to last so you hopefully won’t even need to use it. 

Nolah Mattress Shipping 

All Nolah mattresses ship free via FedEx from one of their factories in the US. Your new mattress will arrive right at your door compressed in a box and ready for setup.

Nolah Mattress Sleep Trial 

Nolah Sleep gives you 120 nights to try your new mattress from your own home - plenty of time to get a feel for your mattress. Please note that breaking in a bed can take up to 30 days. If you do not enjoy your new Nolah bed, you can return the bed for a full refund. All you're responsible for is a $99 return pickup fee.

Our Mattress Verdict

The Nolah Evolution mattress is a great option for those looking for an incredibly comfortable and supportive mattress at an affordable price. The 15-inch tall mattress provides most of the features that make for a good night's sleep: it keeps you cool, isolates motion well, offers support along the edges, and makes almost no noise. It's also backed by a 15-year warranty, ensuring that you will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

Pros
  • A durable mattress
  • Advanced cooling technology
  • Incredible motion isolation
  • Above-average edge support
Cons
  • Heavy mattress
  • A bit expensive

Common Questions (FAQ)

Yes, Nolah mattresses are generally considered to be of high quality and receive positive reviews from Nolah customer reviews. They are known for their innovative use of materials, such as the company's AirFoam technology, which is designed to provide a supportive yet pressure-relieving sleep surface.

Nolah mattresses are made in the United States!

Nolah Sleep offers four different mattress models: the Nolah Original 10, the Nolah Natural 11, the Nolah Signature 12, and the Nolah Evolution 15. Each model is different in terms of its construction, firmness level, and price point. The Original 10 is the most affordable and has a medium-firm feel, while the Signature 12 is a bit more expensive and has a slightly softer feel. The Nolah Natural 11 is made from environmentally friendly latex. Considered the best Nolah mattress among the Nolah Sleep mattresses, the Nolah Evolution 15 is the most expensive but with the most advanced features and customization. All three models incorporate Nolah's AirFoam technology, but the Signature 12 and Evolution 15 also include additional layers of foam and support coils.
No, Nolah mattresses do not require a box spring. They are designed to work with a variety of foundations, including platform beds, adjustable bases, and slatted bases.

Yes, the cover of the Nolah mattress is removable and can be washed in the washing machine. However, it is recommended that you use a gentle cycle and cold water to avoid damaging the cover.

Yes, Nolah mattresses are shipped as a bed-in-a-box mattress. It ships directly to your door in a compressed and rolled-up form in a compact box for easy handling and setup.

Nolah mattresses are not designed to be flipped. They are designed with specific layers and a specific orientation to provide the best comfort and support. However, you can rotate the mattress 180 degrees every six months to help prolong its wear.

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Dr. Ifran Saddique
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Dr. Ifran Saddique

MD

Dr. Saddique completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Combined Military Hospital Medical and Dental College between 2012 and 2017. His rigorous medical training has provided him with a solid foundation in medical sciences and clinical practice. He has held the position of Medical Doctor at St. Bartholomew Hospital, Barts NHS Trust since May 2023, where he has been actively involved in delivering high-quality healthcare services. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Medical Superintendent at Children Hospital. Moreover, Dr. Irfan specializes in medical content writing and has provided his knowledge and expertise on many blogs and articles on health and fitness, behavioral health, and medical issues.

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