Awara Mattress Review

A Natural Mattress for Every Sleeping Position

By: Becca Fair

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Is the Awara Mattress for You?

Who’s Going to Love the Awara Mattress

  • Sleepers of all positions (back, side, stomach, and combination)
  • Couples
  • Hot sleepers

Who Should Steer Clear of the Awara Mattress

  • Lightweight sleepers—For a softer mattress, check out the Casper Wave Hybrid.
  • Shoppers on a tight budget—Check out the similarly comfy and affordable Helix Midnight mattress.
  • Sleepers who prefer memory foam—Instead, check out the Nectar Premier memory foam mattress.

Awara Mattress

This is a high-quality, simply constructed mattress with a 2” top layer of Dunlop latex and a 8” support core of pocketed coils. The coils are zoned, meaning that they’re denser in areas where additional pressure from body weight typically occurs.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
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Material

Latex

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Awara Mattress

This is a high-quality, simply constructed mattress with a 2” top layer of Dunlop latex and a 8” support core of pocketed coils. The coils are zoned, meaning that they’re denser in areas where additional pressure from body weight typically occurs.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Latex

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Awara Mattress

This is a high-quality, simply constructed mattress with a 2” top layer of Dunlop latex and a 8” support core of pocketed coils. The coils are zoned, meaning that they’re denser in areas where additional pressure from body weight typically occurs.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Latex

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Want the bottom line? Skip to the Nerd’s Take below.

Video Review

Looking for a quick rundown of the Awara mattress? Join Loren in the Nerd Lab to see how it holds up.

Awara Mattress Firmness and Feel

Awara Mattress Firmness

At Mattress Nerd, we do firmness from a 1 to a 10—where 10 is the firmest and 1 is like sleeping on air. On this scale, the Awara mattress comes in at 7.5.

While Awara advertises the mattress as Luxury Firm (i.e. medium-firm), we think its feel is a little firmer, mostly because the mattress doesn’t sink as deeply as, for example, a plush pillow top mattress. This firmness level will appeal to heavyweight sleepers and average-weight back and stomach sleepers.

See more: Best Firm Mattresses

What Does the Awara Feel Like? 

The Awara is made with latex foam and coils, which are both bouncy and supportive materials. The Awara is very springy, and it’s 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 won’t be as cushioning as a softer foam mattress. As such, the latex will provide minimal contouring and won’t feel very plush.

Lastly, the Awara’s pocketed coils also provide solid edge support (how well the edges of a mattress hold up weight). This can help maximize durability and comfort for both seniors and couples looking to maximize mattress space.

Which Sleeping Position Is the Awara Best For?

Body Type:Back SleepersStomach SleepersSide Sleepers
Lightweight< 130 lbs:554
Average-weight130–230 lbs:554
Heavyweight> 230 lbs:444

1 = Very poor     2 = Not good     3 = Fair     4 = Good     5 = Excellent

Back Sleepers

Like the best mattresses for back sleepers, the Awara should firmly support the needs of average-weight and heavyweight back sleepers without pressure building up in their hips. Lightweight back sleepers won’t sink past the top layer, but should experience enough pressure relief for comfort as long as they don’t need as much cushion to stay comfortable.

Side Sleepers

The best mattresses for side sleepers usually provide plush comfort layers to cradle sleepers’ pressure points around the hips and shoulders. The Awara is a firmer mattress, but it’s a surprisingly good mattress for side sleepers of all body types—lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight.

The latex foam and individual coils evenly distribute body weight, so you neither sink deep into the mattress nor feel a ton of pressure buildup at my curves.

Stomach Sleepers 

It’s important to consider spine alignment and support for the best mattresses for stomach sleepers. Like back sleepers, lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight stomach sleepers should find the firm nature of the Awara great at keeping their spines aligned.

Combination Sleepers 

Combination sleepers usually stick to a favorite sleep position despite moving around throughout the night. The best mattresses for combination sleepers should consider sleepers who prefer their stomachs, backs, or sides.

If you’re a lightweight or average-weight sleeper who sleeps primarily on your stomach and back, this mattress could be a great fit for you. If you’re mainly a side sleeper or a heavyweight combination sleeper, the Awara can also accommodate your needs.

Awara Mattress Performance

Is the Awara Mattress Cooling?

The Awara does a great job of regulating temperature, mainly because it’s made with naturally breathable and cooling materials. The latex foam is heat resistant and perforated (aka hole-punched) for added breathability. The coils and cotton cover also allow for a ton of airflow. As a firmer mattress, you won’t sink as deep into the comfort layers, which prevents heat from building up around your body.

See more: Best Cooling Mattresses

Edge Support 

Mattresses with pocketed coils usually provide quality edge support because the coils create a supportive base. The Awara’s edge support is helpful for couples and seniors as it allows for maximum space on top of the mattress, supports sleepers near the edges, and remains sturdy when compressed.

Responsiveness

Reponsivness is how easy it is to move across a mattress without having to fight it. The Awara’s latex and pocketed coils give the mattress a responsive bounce that will appeal to combination sleepers who like to move during the night.

Motion Isolation: Is it good for those who share a bed?

Motion isolation is just how well a mattress stops motion from spreading through the bed. For couples, more isolation means less waking up when your partner tosses and turns.

Normally we don’t expect great motion isolation from mattresses with latex, since it’s such a bouncy material. However, when performing our “liquid test”—when we put a beaker with liquid on one side of the bed and then dropped a weighted ball on the other—the liquid barely moved. In other words, the Awara doesn’t allow much motion transfer from one side to the other.

See more: Best Mattresses for Couples

Noise

The Awara is not a particularly quiet mattress—we could hear the coils when moving around. While you probably won’t be woken up by the noise, couples should consider whether they’d tolerate some creaking during sex.

Pain Relief

In general, we noticed good pressure relief with all of our testers, but did see a little pressure buildup near our lightweight tester’s hips. Our takeaway is that the Awara shouldn’t cause new shoulder or hip pain, but it may not help pre-existing pain. 

The firm, supportive feel of the Awara makes it a great option for those with back pain. Heavyweight stomach sleepers with lower back pain may want an even firmer mattress. 

Check out more of the best mattresses for back pain.

Sex

Bounce, breathability, and responsiveness are what make the best mattresses for sex. The Awara has it all, but couples looking for extra discretion may want a quieter mattress.

Off-Gassing

We didn’t notice an off-gassing odor when we unboxed our Awara mattress, but there was a slightly sweet smell, probably coming from the wool in the cover.

Durability 

The Awara mattress should last you a long time—at least seven or eight years. Latex and innerspring coils are some of the most durable on the market. Plus, Awara Sleep backs their mattresses with a Lifetime warranty for the original owner.

Awara Mattress Construction: What’s it made of?

The Awara is a latex hybrid mattress made with natural materials, including a cotton cover, a second wool cover (fire retardant), a Dunlop latex layer, and steel coils. These materials are naturally supportive and cooling, so they should give the best night sleep to back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and those prone to overheating.

inside awara construction

Cotton Poly-Blend Cover: The Awara’s cover is made from cotton and recycled polyester. It feels super soft to the touch, and both of these materials are breathable. Beneath the cover fabric is a natural wool quilt that acts as a natural fire retardant with moisture-wicking properties.

2” Natural Dunlop Latex Foam: The natural latex used in the Awara is sustainably sourced from rubber trees and processed using the Dunlop method (as opposed to the Talalay method). As the bed’s comfort layer, the latex helps relieve pressure and absorb motion transferred between sleeping partners. 

8” Coil Support Layer: The Awara’s coil system is made up of hundreds of individually wrapped coils. This base layer provides durable support for heavier sleepers and adds firmness to the feel of the mattress. Also, since the coils are wrapped individually, they move with sleepers as they change positions on the mattress.

How Much Does the Awara Mattress Cost?

Mattress SizePriceDimensionsHeightWeight
Twin$1398.0038” x 75”10”59 lbs
Twin XL$1498.0038” x 80”10”63 lbs
Full$1798.0054” x 75”10”81 lbs
Queen$1898.0060” x 80”10”91 lbs
King$2198.0076” x 80”10”116 lbs
California King$2198.0072” x 84”10”116 lbs

Looking for the lowest price points? Awara offers seasonal coupon codes, so keep an eye out for lower prices around major shopping holidays. You can also see lower cost mattress options in our Best Mattresses for the Money roundup.

How Do the Policies Measure Up?

Shipping & Unboxing

Like most bed-in-a-box mattress companies, Awara Sleep ships its mattresses compressed in a box for free in the contiguous United States with contactless delivery. It usually ships within two to five business days of placing your order; however, this can vary. 

At 91 lbs, a Queen size Awara mattress is pretty heavy. You’re going to want to phone a friend to help you set it up (it took us one minute and 45 seconds to set it up with two people, but we’ve had some practice). Once out of the box, remove the mattress from the plastic cover and lay it on your bed frame. The mattress should fully expand within a few minutes.

Warranty

The Awara comes with a “Forever warranty.” That means you can get a new mattress if something materially or structurally goes awry with your mattress as long as you’re the original owner. In other words, if your mattress sags or the structure breaks down due to how it was manufactured, Awara will repair or replace it.

Trial Period & Returns

The Awara comes with a 365-night trial period. This is three times the length of the average sleep trial (100 nights). You’ll 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’ll get a full refund.

Addressing Awara Mattress Complaints

Too Firm

Many of the customers who gave poor reviews of the Awara did so because they said the mattress was too firm for comfort. It’s true that the Awara is on the firmer end of the firmness scale. Awara advertises the mattress as a 7/10, but we think it’s a touch firmer (7.5/10).

This feel is best for back and stomach sleepers, though the Awara is uniquely suited to side sleeping, too. If you weigh less than 130 lbs, the Awara may feel even firmer to you, since you won’t sink as far into the mattress. If you buy an Awara mattress and aren’t comfortable after a month, you can return or exchange it.

Too Soft

Only a few customers complained that the Awara mattress was too soft. Heavyweight sleepers are more likely than those with average or petite body types to complain about mattress softness. That’s because these folks more easily compress the top layers of the mattress, causing it to feel softer than advertised.

If you weigh over 230 lbs, keep in mind that the Awara will likely feel more medium-firm than firm. If you aren’t a fan of the firmness level, you can return or exchange it during the trial period.

Comparing Awara to the Competition

Awara Mattress vs. Awara Premier Latex Hybrid Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
Awara Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.6/5
Awara Premier Latex Hybrid Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.3/5
Product
Awara Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.6/5
Product
Awara Premier Latex Hybrid Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.3/5
Awara Mattress Is Best For…Awara Premier Mattress Is Best For…
Shoppers on a budgetLightweight sleepers
Back and stomach sleepersSide sleepers
Sleepers wanting more supportSleepers wanting pressure relief

In terms of material and feel, the Awara and the Awara Premier are very similar. However, comfortable levels between the two can vary depending on weight and sleeping position. Heavyweight sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers are more likely to enjoy the Awara’s firm feel and more affordable price. On the other hand, lightweight sleepers and side sleepers will appreciate the softer and pressure relieving feel of the Awara Premier.

Comparing Awara Brand to the Competition

Awara Mattress vs. Avocado Green Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
Awara Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.6/5
Avocado Green Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.7/5
Product
Awara Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.6/5
Product
Avocado Green Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.7/5
Awara Mattress Is Best For…Avocado Green Mattress Is Best For…
Heavyweight side sleepersCombination sleepers
Shoppers on a budgetEco-friendly shoppers
Shoppers wanting a Lifetime WarrantyBack and stomach sleepers

The Avocado Green and Awara mattress differ most in the firmness and price. For heavyweight sleepers, the Awara will appeal more to side sleepers, while the Avocado Green will appeal to back and stomach sleepers. Lastly, for shoppers on a budget, the Awara is a bit more affordable than the Avocado Green (and comes with a Lifetime Warranty), although the Avocado’s materials are more eco-friendly.

Awara Mattress vs. DreamCloud Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
Awara Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.6/5
DreamCloud Original Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
4.4/5
Product
Awara Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.6/5
Product
DreamCloud Original Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
4.4/5
Awara Mattress Is Best For…DreamCloud Mattress Is Best For…
Eco-friendly shoppersShoppers on a budget
Back and stomach sleepersSide sleepers
Sleepers wanting a a responsive mattressSleepers wanting memory foam

The Awara mattress is firmer than the DreamCloud and has a more responsive latex construction than DreamCloud’s memory foam. For shoppers looking to save, the DreamCloud is a more affordable option; however, eco-friendly shoppers will find the Awara’s materials more appealing. For back and stomach sleepers, the Awara’s firmness will be more comfortable, but lighter side sleepers will enjoy the DreamCloud more.

Awara Mattress vs. Nectar Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
Awara Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.6/5
Nectar Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
3.7/5
Product
Awara Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.6/5
Product
Nectar Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
3.7/5
Awara Mattress Is Best For…Nectar Mattress Is Best For…
Heavyweight sleepersSide sleepers
Sleepers wanting a responsive mattressShoppers on a budget
Back and stomach sleepersSleepers wanting an all-foam bed

The Nectar and Awara mattresses both offer different materials and firmness levels at different price points. For shoppers on a budget, the Nectar mattress is more affordable. The Nectar mattress will also appeal more to side sleepers wanting a softer, foam mattress. For heavier sleepers and back or stomach sleepers, the Awara mattress brings a firmer and more responsive feel.

Awara Mattress FAQs: 

Are Awara Mattresses Organic?

The Awara mattress uses natural latex thatu2019s OEKO-TEX and GREENGUARD GOLD certified, and Awara is awaiting approval for their Rainforest Alliance and organic certifications. The same goes for their cotton and wool elements. So, the Awara is a natural mattress, but it doesnu2019t yet use certified organic materials.

Are Awara Mattresses Made in China?

Awara Sleep mattresses are sourced internationally and then made in the USA. They donu2019t list where they source their materials beyond wool, which comes from local farmers in New Zealand. Their materials are OEKO-TEX and GREENGUARD GOLD certified for non-toxic materials and low air emissions.

Is the Awara a Good Mattress?

We gave the Awara mattress high marks across the board, which is rare. Not only does this mattress work for all sleeping positions and body types, but itu2019s made with materials that have excellent air circulation, which is great for hot sleepers. Itu2019s also relatively affordable for a natural mattress.

The Nerd’s Take: What’s the Bottom Line?

The Awara not only stays cool and works for all sleeping positions and body types, but it’s affordable compared to other latex beds. Its materials are OEKO-TEX and GREENGUARD GOLD certified for no harmful substances. If you’re looking for an affordable natural mattress, the Awara is a good choice.

The Nerd’s Scores for the Awara Mattress

Performance FactorOut of 5
Motion Isolation4
Pressure Relief4
Ease of Movement5
Edge Support5
Temperature Control 5
Durability4.5

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