We recently bought house and moved too Edison NJ, We kind of got rid of all our belongings [Read: old stuff that even goodwill refuse to take 🙂 ]in DC , So like a champ we started our life from scratch , little did we know there is small thing called mattresses which turned out to be the biggest pain in the arse.
Ok , so we were like , we have 5 bedrooms , one will become nursery / office, so we need 4 beds and 4 bathrooms, How hard it can be , We went straight to sleepys like NFL superbowl winner and asked for nice mattress to the lady.
We wanted something comfortable which will last long time, we demanded , Lady took us to Temperpeudic section, It was the best damn mattress that I ever slept into , When I looked at the price , my balls froze like statue of michelengelo , 3600.00 ? ,
When we asked her to show cheapest mattress in showroom , it was like 900 dollars , We kind felt humiliated .
We are like , we are not spending bloody 3600 for a mattress, multiplied by 4 rooms, come to around 13000.00 dollar , give and take .
So the hunt begin for a mattress which his reasonable but still nice and comfortable .
First we decided we will buy mattress for only 3 rooms,
For other 2 rooms , we want it to be multipurpose , when guests are not around
So we bought this mattresses cum sofa from amazon, which is convertible bed and sofa. It has Indian type low sitting , We gave room a Indian theme , Its quite comfortable for the price , In fact whenever I fight with my wife ( which I sometimes intentionally do:) , so that I can sleep peacefully without fighting over comforters :))), I just sleep in this convertible sofa .
For second room we bought this convertible bed cum sofa from Ikea, Its very functional , Really like it .
So coming back to mattress
Our biggest requirement was that it should not cost us more than 700 to 800 dollars and we like medium hard surface, Not too soft and not hard
We Indians are used to sleeping on harder beds all of life , In fact , all our beds are platform bed.
You will be surprised to know that ,
there is no concept of boxspring or bungie board in India. So you have a hard surface bed, You put a thick comforter and sleep , thats it, its that simple . Americans may find it little harder , Even we started filling it hard when we go back to visit India .
So hunt begin to find mattress , My wife immediately looked at several mattress on amazon , Did sorting “low to high” and researched several of them coming to conclusion that Tuft and Needle is the best mattress and she is going to buy it .
Upon further interrogation how she reached the conclusion , she jokingly said, I really like the name “Tuft and Needle ” 🙂 , research be damned 😉 .
Even I liked this Tuft and Needle based on several review I read,
Here is general Frequently asked important questions that we had that I will try to answer after using Tuft and Needle mattresses for several months
Is it too hard or too soft ?
Now this this question that gets most people , If you read the reviews on amazon , you will see lot of people complaining about being too hard .
Truth is , hardness is relative to every person , Just because , someone find it hard ,does not mean , it will be hard for you .
From our experience, we find it pretty perfect hardness , From the scale of 0 to 10 in hardness where 10 is the hardest , I would give it 7 out of 10 .We preferred to be on little harder side as our doctor has asked us to stay away from soft mattress due to back ache and lower back problems that we continuously suffer .
We put a comforter on top of the mattress, just below the bed sheet . We really now get really good sleep .
—–>If its little hard for you –Use overfilled pinzon mattress pad like this one 49$, This should fix any minor discomfort issues with the mattress <——–
Will the bed sink in after few years ?
Lets start with the fact that most mattresses , no matter how expensive they are , will sink little bit over the years of abuse and usage , worst being kids jumping over it all day long as it happened to our bed 🙂 .
So basically we want a mattress which will sink as little as possible over the years ,
According to T&N customer support rep ,
Mattress will not sink in , If it sinks more than 1/4 feet within 10 years, they will replace it for free.
According to manufacturer , it will sink in only if it has manufacturing defect which they will gladly replace.
After reading more than 300 reviews ,
Here is my conclusion
It “does not” look like this mattress will sink , Of course there are special demanding people who will always complain about sinking .
What is the warranty on it ?
Most manufacturers offer 90 day warranty , If you are not sleeping like child peacefully , just return it ,generally no questions asked
Tuft and Needle also offer 100 day trial and 10 year warranty.
–> Really important to note that there is only 30 day trial if you buy thru amazon and 100 day warranty if you buy directly from https://www.tuftandneedle.com/legal/warranty/
We still bought it from amazon as amazon is big boss and really severely pro customer friendly when it comes to any grievances plus 30 days is more than enough to know if you want to return it or keep it .
—> One important thing to remember is to keep large box of bed handy , If you had to return it for any reason , there is no way that mattress is going back in that original box it came from, as these mattresses are factory compressed to fit in a small box , For returning thru amazon , you will have to keep it packed so that UPS can pick it up , Recently I returned badminton rackets and had a hard time finding the box , I had to literally go and buy boxes , so word of caution .
—->Protip : Email email@example.com , They are extremely responsive and fun , You can ask any stupid and silly question like ,
Will I have more kids if I buy tuft and needle ? :)), Go ahead and try it
What is the price of the needle and tuft mattress ?
Twin: 300 TwinXL : 350 Full:500 Queen:600 King:750 California King:750
Just a side note if you are planning to buy california king / King , You better get it assembled professionally , We really had a hard time assembling King size beds, just because they are so massive, they need lot of support, thats why its little hard to assemble , We were able to assemble Queen size bed in a breeze .
Is T&N mattress good for heavier / lighter sleepers ?
According to my research , T&N is perfect for people with heavier weight and will provide nice support
More that > 130 Pounds weight <—– Perfect
Is Tuft and Needle mattress good for stomach /side sleepers ?
Seems like its ok to me from the screenshot, Great for all sleeping positions
Is this mattress good for back aches and back pain in lower back ?
As per this article there is no perfect hardness that will alleviate back pain , But after reading all reviews on amazon , I feel like this mattress does help alleviate back pain issues of several customers .
I personally feel much better with my lower back which use to pain all the time in my old cheap mattress.
Does it get hot during night ?
As per several people on this thread , it does not , but from my experience, it does , but its very minor that it does not even noticable.
As a matter of fact , I researched other mattresses and other mattresses also get hot , little bit , just the way these are built . I won’t sweat over this though . No biggie .
According to T and N Site ,
“Our foam works in three ways to draw heat from your body and disperse it out of the mattress”
Does it mattress require Box Spring ?
This is the question that I believe we spend the most time on , It depends on the bed how many slats it has , One of bed has lot of slats and it supports Tuft and needle mattress easily without a hitch ,
Platform BED—NO Box Spring Required
Bed with lot of slats — NO BOX spring Required ( this bed of mine has lot of slats )
Bed with few slat — YES Box spring or bungie board required ( this bed of mine have few slats )
In our second bed, we have fewer slats , so we just put some hard card board that we received when they shipped us the bed, After we put the cardboard first on the bed , no issues , You can always buy box spring or bungie board. We don’t like use those as it increases the height of the bed .
How about customer service from Tuft and Needle ?
Customer service is very very impressive and they respond to queries immediately and promptly .
As soon as we put in our order, we received a personal email from the company thanking us. A few days later, we received another personal email asking for me to let them know if their was anything they could do for me after I received my mattress. They care enough for each and every customer and make them comfortable and part of the process .
How was the buying process ?
Bed arrived in 3 days and when we pulled it out of the box and cut it out of its plastic wrap, it inflated to normal size in about an hour , From reviews , I thought it will have a factory smell but nothing at all, Here is the cover of the mattress, Mattress really looked like good construction to me,
Since Tuft and Needle is made in USA , it will always be better quality than the chinese mattresses who I don’t trust , not sure what chemicals they will put .
Can you place it directly over the floor ?
I can’t believe anyone even will have a that question, Its perfectly fine and will not void guarantee
What is difference between T&N mattress and expensive tempurpedic mattress ?
T&N is two layer memory foam mattress where they make custom foam, whereas tempurpedic is made up of metal coils covered with layers of fabric and padding,memory foam mattresses are made of polyurethane foam.
What are other good mattress from other companies similar to Tuft and Needle ?
There are several other competitors which are also decent but T&N are the cheapest
Memory foam is
Can I put this mattress on any adjustable bed or foundation ?
Yes , you can use any other sleep number bed , foundation , If its adjustable sleep number bed , make sure to buy 2 twins.
Can I really test the mattress before buying ?
If you are in San franscisco or phoenix arizona downtown area , You are in luck , For rest of us , We trust crowdsourced peoples opinion OR 100 days money back guarantee.
So Should I buy T &N or DUMP ?
T & N is one of the best mattress for that price point , I have read more than 1000 reviews and from my own personal experience , it seems like a good investment .