Materials: Latex and coils
Trial Period: 365 days
Price Range: $1,199-$1,699
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Materials: Latex and coils
Trial Period: 365 days
Price Range: $1,199-$1,699
The Mattress Nerd’s Take: We love that the Awara Mattress is an eco-friendly hybrid mattress that uses natural latex and a layer of coils to enhance both breathability and durability. Although its medium-firm feel is good for all sleepers, we think the Awara is great for heavyweight, back and stomach sleepers because of the targeted support it offers. Given these features, we recommend the Awara as one of the best mattresses for the money.
The Awara has a great targeted-support system in the coil layer, so wire coils of varying thickness (or gauges) will react differently depending on the weight and shape of body parts. For example, it will allow heavier parts of the body to sink further into the mattress than lighter parts such as the shoulders, making it a great mattress for heavy back sleepers.
The mattress also regulates your temperature so you can keep cool throughout the night: that’s really important for hot sleepers. The Awara may not be a match for those who prefer a softer mattress or the sinking feel of a memory foam mattress, especially strict side sleepers looking for soft cradling and pressure relief. However, as a best latex mattress, the Awara will sleep naturally cool, full of organic materials.
|Weight Category||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs.)||3||3||3|
|Average weight (130 – 230 lbs.)||4||4||2|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs.)||5||3||2|
As a pretty firm mattress with a cotton cover and responsive latex, the Awara should support the needs of average-weight and heavyweight back sleepers without painful pressure building up in their hips. The coil construction will also keep the spine aligned, keeping the hips from sinking as well. Lightweight back sleepers will not sink past the top layer of the firm mattress but should find a structured support from the latex as a mattress for back pain.
Like back sleepers, lightweight and average-weight stomach sleepers should find the firm nature of the Awara great at keeping their spines aligned on the natural curve and avoiding unwanted sinking of the hips. Heavier sleepers may sink past the latex and feel the coils of the mattress, which may cause pressure build up or pain around the pelvis. For firmer mattresses that will protect the spine and lift the hips, see best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
Side sleepers usually need a plush comfort layer to cradle their pressure points around the hips and shoulders. The Awara is a firmer mattress and its latex construction will not allow side sleepers to sink enough into the mattress to find enough contouring around those points. The Awara may not offer enough plushness to suit heavyweight or average-weight side sleepers, but lightweight side sleepers might find what they need in the mattress. For a softer mattress that provides pressure relief, see our picks for the best mattress for side sleepers.
For combination sleepers, it’s always good to consider which sleep positions you typically stay in throughout the night. Do you spend most of the night on your side and stomach? Flip between your stomach and your back? If you’re an average-weight sleeper who sleeps primarily on your stomach and back, this mattress could be a great fit for you. If you’re a lightweight or plus size combination sleeper, our chart above can help you discover which position works well for you. The best mattress for combination sleepers provides enough bounce for easy movement while still cradling pressure points.
The latex-hybrid construction of the Awara makes it very bouncy, great for those who like to sleep “on” the mattress rather than “in” it. Because of this bounciness, sleepers can move around the mattress easily without feeling stuck (great for combination sleepers). However, the Awara will not be as responsive as a softer memory foam mattress. The latex will provide minimal contouring and will not be very plush.
We think the Awara is a firmer mattress, rating a 7/10 on our firmness scale, one being the softest and 10 the hardest. While Awara advertises the mattress as medium-firm, we think its feel is a little firmer, especially when it comes to pressure relief in each sleep position. The 9 inches of pocketed coils and 4 inches of latex makes the Awara a thicker mattress without a lot of give when sleepers are resting on it. The sturdy make up of this mattress will prevent heavier sleepers or stomach sleepers for sinking into the layers.
With heat-resistant latex and a cotton and wool infused in the cover for natural cooling, the Awara is a great cooling mattress. Additionally, the coil layers allow air to flow throughout the mattress. This prevents heat from building up getting trapped around the sleeper.
Because it is a firmer mattress, the Awara will also not allow the sleeper to sink too far into the mattress, further preventing the sleeper from getting too hot.
The construction of the Awara may not provide great motion transfer for both couples. The bouncy latex and responsive coils will not absorb motion like a memory foam bed, so the effects of frequent movement between partners will be felt. While the coils are pocketed to individually absorb motion, couples who wake easily from their partner’s movement may want to consider a memory foam or hybrid mattress option. For our recommendations, see our best mattress for couples.
Innerspring mattresses usually provide quality edge support because pocketed coils create a supportive core. The Awara’s edge support will allow couples to maximize space on top of the mattress, support sleepers who tend to sleep near the edges and remain sturdy when compressed on the edges.
The Awara hybrid has an additional two-inch Euro-style pillow-top that sits on the core of the mattress, delivering a thick, 13-inch profile. It also features a 4-inch naturally sourced, Rainforest-Alliance certified organic latex layer that is both naturally hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant. But keep in mind that in this case, “organic” means clean, not 100 percent organic. The Awara also includes a 9-inch innerspring coil layer that encourages cooling air to flow through as you sleep. We’re big fans of the Awara’s commitment to quality, earth-friendly construction. In fact, we’ve named Awara one of our Best Pillow Top Mattresses!
Layer #1: Plush Euro Top: The plush Euro Top cover is made from New Zealand wool and organic cotton. Both of these materials are naturally cooling, making the Awara a great choice for hot sleepers. The cotton wicks away heat and the wool increases breathability on the cover.
Layer #2: 4” Natural Dunlop Latex Foam: As a naturally sourced mattress, the latex used in the Awara is sourced from rubber trees, which provide additional cooling capabilities. The latex is also the layer that will relieve any pressure and try to absorb motion transferred between couples. Awara also notes that its latex layer is 2” thicker than most other hybrid mattresses.
Layer #3: 9” Contouring Support Core of Premium Pocketed Coils: Individually wrapped coils will provide durable support for heavier sleepers and the tall 9” of coils give the Awara its firmer feel. Since the coils are wrapped individually they should move well with the sleeper as they move around the mattress.
Layer #4: Soft Base Layer with Reinforced Handles: This base layer is an outer covering that assists with edge support and further reinforces the support layer. Reinforced handles help make moving of the mattress easier. The Awara is definitely a heavier mattress because of the thick layers of coils.
|Twin||$1199||39” x 75”||79 lbs|
|Twin XL||$1299||39” x 80”||85 lbs|
|Full||$1,399||54” x 75”||109 lbs|
|Queen||$1,499||60” x 80”||129 lbs|
|King||$1,699||76” x 80”||160 lbs|
|Cal King||$1,699||72” x 84”||162 lbs|
The Awara comes with a better-than-industry-standard, 365-day sleep trial period. You need to sleep on the mattress at least 30 days before initiating a return, but you get a full year to decide if the Awara is the mattress that works best for you.
As long as you make the return before the 365 days is up, you will get a full refund. If you decide to send it back, Awara will pick the mattress up and make sure it’s donated to an appropriate charity at no cost to you.
The Awara comes with a lifetime warranty. That means you can get a new mattress if something materially or structurally goes awry with your mattress as long as you, the original buyer, owns it. In other words, if your mattress sags or the structure break down due to how it was manufactured, Awara will repair or replace it.
The Awara mattress ships compressed in a box for free in the contiguous United States. It usually arrives within 2-5 business days via FedEx Ground. Awara will set up the new mattress and remove the old one for you for an additional fee. Keep in mind, the white glove delivery service may add several days to the delivery time.
At 129 pounds for the Queen Awara mattress, it’s heavier than, say, a memory foam mattress. You’re going to want to phone a friend to set it up. Once out of the box, removed from the plastic cover and laid on a foundation, the unit expanded quickly and any lingering odor quickly went away. Check out our list on the best bed-in-a-box to see more mattresses that are shipped to your door.
You can reach out to Awara customer service via chat, email or phone call. You won’t find any brick-and-mortar locations to see mattresses first hand, but that’s not uncommon for mattress companies these days.
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The Awara uses a 9-inch layer of pocketed coils and 4-inch layer of latex to provide an all-natural sleep experience. It’s a firm mattress that’s best for average-weight back sleepers and stomach sleepers, but it likely won’t be soft enough to cradle delicate pressure points like the shoulders and hips.
Between the organic materials and natural latex, we think Awara is one of the best earth-friendly beds we’ve seen. If you’re excited about taking care of the planet, the Awara could be a great choice for you.
Nope, Awara will not produce any off-gassing. This is because the mattress is constructed of organic and natural materials that emit very little odor if any at all.
Luckily, because the Awara is made from natural latex and organic materials, your new mattress will be ready to sleep on the same night it arrives at your door! Because this mattress produces little to no smell, you do not need to air the bed out before sleeping on it and can enjoy a healthy and restful night’s sleep immediately upon delivery.
Your Awara mattress will work with any base as long as it has a solid foundation and raises the bed off of the floor for maximum support and breathability. These include a slatted platform, adjustable frame, or a box spring. Awara also sells its own Platform Bed Frame, if interested.
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