Avocado vs. Awara Mattress Review
If you’re in the market for a high-quality organic mattress, then it might be hard to decide between the Awara and Avocado mattresses. Both are firm, cooling, and eco-friendly, but only one natural mattress is the best for your money. Keep reading to find out if you’re team Awara or Avocado.
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Awara vs. Avocado Overview
The Awara and Avocado mattresses have similar natural materials (like latex and steel coils), and both appeal to sleepers wanting a firmer mattress. However, between the two, the Awara is slightly firmer and exceeds in motion isolation (how well the bed absorbs unwanted movement). On the other hand, the Avocado comes at a lower price and with edge support for seniors.
|Awara is best for…||Avocado is best for…|
|Stomach and back sleepers||Budget shoppers|
|Heavyweight side sleepers||Eco-friendly shoppers|
Who Should Choose the Awara Mattress?
- Back sleepers and stomach sleepers: Because the Awara mattress comes in a bit firmer than the Avocado, many back sleepers and stomach sleepers will appreciate the Awara’s solidness. For similar options, check out our best mattresses for stomach sleepers!
- Couples: Couples typically want a mattress that absorbs movement (so your partner doesn’t wake you up). Although the two mattresses have similar construction, the Awara has unusually good motion isolation.
- Heavyweight side sleepers: Extra firm mattresses are often too solid for lighter sleepers and side sleepers. However, despite being the firmer of the two beds, the Awara support layers offer more comfort for side sleepers.
Who Should Choose the Avocado Mattress?
- Budget shoppers: For shoppers looking to save on their next natural mattress, the Avocado is more affordable for all sizes through Queen.
- Seniors: The best mattresses for seniors are supportive but soft. Many seniors will appreciate how the Avocado’s firm edge support makes it easier to get on, get off, and sit on the edge of this mattress.
- Eco-friendly shoppers: Both the Awara and Avocado boast organic and natural materials in their construction, but the Avocado has a slight edge over the Awara. This is because the Avocado’s wool, cotton, and recycled metal currently have more environmental certifications.
Awara vs. Avocado Mattress Video Comparison
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Awara vs. Avocado: Top Similarities
- Natural materials–Both mattresses are made with organic materials, making them great for eco-conscious shoppers.
- Ideal for back and stomach sleepers–Their firmness makes the Awara and Avocado ideal options for back and stomach sleepers, providing cushioning and support.
- Trial period and returns–In terms of the trial period, both mattresses also offer a generous 1-year sleep trial period.
Awara vs. Avocado: Top Differences
- Price–The biggest differences between the Awara and Avocado mattresses come down to policy and price. The Awara mattress is more expensive than the Avocado.
- Customizability–The Avocado is more customizable than the Awara—with a vegan (no wool) option and an optional mattress topper.
- Warranty–However, for warranty, the Awara comes with a lifetime warranty, while the Avocado’s warranty lasts for 25 years.
Awara vs. Avocado: Firmness & Feel Differences
Let’s talk about how the firmness and feel of the Awara and Avocado mattresses compare.
What’s the Firmness Of the Awara & Avocado Mattresses?
We do firmness on a scale of 1–10 at Mattress Nerd, with a 10 being the firmest. So, imagine a 1 like sleeping on a cloud and a 10 like sleeping on the floor.
For this comparison, the Awara mattress comes in at a firmness level of 7.5, and the Avocado comes in at firmness level of 7. While the Awara has that little extra bit of firmness that stomach and back sleepers would prefer, both mattresses are plenty firm.
What Do the Awara & Avocado Mattresses Feel Like?
Just like with firmness, both the Awara and Avocado mattresses are pretty similar in their feel too. Both mattresses are made from responsive and bouncy latex, and both mattresses have pocketed coils that provide extra support and durability.
That said, the Awara mattress, despite its firmness, offers more pressure relief for side sleepers and more motion isolation than the Avocado.
What’s It Like to Sleep On the Awara & Avocado Mattresses?
Let’s start with stomach and back sleepers. The best mattresses for stomach sleepers and back sleepers get the job done by firmly keeping your back aligned. If that’s you, then you really can’t go wrong with either mattress option.
However, if you’re looking for extra firmness, the Awara might be a better fit, and, if you’re looking for more cushion, the Avocado plus a mattress topper could be the combo for you.
Next, the best mattresses for side sleepers usually keep pressure off of your shoulders and hips. So, the Awara and Avocado might feel a bit too firm. However, if you’re a side sleeper who is looking for a firm but comfy mattress, the Awara edges out the Avocado in terms of pressure relief.
The Awara & Avocado Mattresses By Body Type
Awara Performance By Body Type & Sleeping Position:
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||5||5||4|
|Average-weight (130–230 lbs):||5||5||4|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||4||4||4|
Avocado Performance By Body Type & Sleeping Position:
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||4||5||2|
|Average-weight (130–230 lbs):||5||4||3|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||4||4||2|
1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent
Average-Weight Sleepers (130–230 lbs)
For average-weight stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and side sleepers, the Awara should be a comfortable option. Despite the mattress’s firmness, many average-weight sleepers can still get enough support and cushion from the Awara. In fact, both mattresses appeal the most to average-weight back sleepers.
Next, while the Avocado has a similar feel for average-weight stomach sleepers and back sleepers, side sleepers may find that it places too much pressure on their shoulders and hips.
Heavyweight Sleepers (> 230 lbs)
The best mattresses for heavyweight sleepers provide the right support and firmness to keep sleepers from sinking. Since the Awara and Avocado mattresses are both firm mattresses, heavyweight back sleepers and stomach sleepers should feel equally comfortable on both.
For heavyweight side sleepers, the Awara mattress will probably feel more supportive and comfortable; however, adding a mattress topper to your Avocado can help reduce pressure too.
Lightweight Sleepers (< 130 lbs)
Lightweight sleepers can have issues with firmer mattresses when they can’t sink down enough to get proper pressure relief. With the Avocado and Awara mattresses, however, lightweight back sleepers and stomach sleepers can still get a comfortable balance of relief and firmness.
While the Awara also works for lightweight side sleepers, the Avocado mattress, without a mattress topper, will feel too firm for many lighter side sleepers and put too much pressure on the hips and shoulders.
Differences In Mattress Construction
The best organic mattresses are breathable, organic, and durable. The Awara and Avocado share a similar construction as they both use organic materials, they both have latex comfort layers, and they both have pocketed coils. When stacking these two organic mattress options against each other, the Awara comes out to be ten inches tall, and the Avocado comes in at eleven to thirteen inches (depending on the optional mattress topper).
|Awara Mattress Materials||Avocado Mattress Materials|
|Organic cotton and wool||Organic cotton and wool|
|Dunlop latex||Dunlop latex|
|Pocketed coils||Pocketed coils|
The Awara and Avocado mattresses both feature a cover layer made of organic cotton and wool—organic and naturally cool materials. For sleepers seeking a vegan option, Avocado also offers a wool-free mattress.
Before the covers, you’ll find Dunlop latex under both of these mattresses. This durable and natural material is what gives the Awara and the Avocado their responsive and bouncy feel.
Lastly, under the comfort layers, the Awara and Avocado mattresses both have pocketed coils that improve the mattresses’ durability and weight distribution. Sleepers looking for extra edge support, such as seniors and couples, will appreciate the Avocado’s reinforced edges.
Awara vs. Avocado Pricing
|Size||Awara Prices||Avocado Prices|
Awara & Avocado Mattress Performance Ratings & Differences
If you’re a hot sleeper, mattress temperature can be a dealbreaker. Luckily, both the Awara and Avocado mattresses will let you and your AC rest easy. With similar cooling materials in each mattress, the Dunlop latex and pocket coils in both the Awara and Avocado Green mattresses will allow you to stay cool all night.
Motion transfer is how well movement travels through your mattress, or how much your partner can feel you tossing and turning. For couples especially, motion transfer can be a serious problem. Even though the Awara and Avocado mattresses are made of bouncy latex, this shouldn’t be a problem.
See more—Best Mattresses for Couples
Good edge support means your mattress can hold weight on its edges. In other words, you can sit at the foot of your bed without it dumping you on the floor. Sleepers on the Awara and Avocado mattresses shouldn’t have any edge support issues with either mattress. However, between these two firm and durable mattress options, the Avocado takes the edge with its extra reinforced steel coils.
Many sleepers will find that the Awara and Avocado mattresses both do a great job of keeping pressure off of key areas like the hips, shoulders and back. However, if you’re a side sleeper or lightweight sleeper, the Avocado mattress might feel too firm to relieve pressure in these key areas.
Sleepers with aches and pains often look for a mattress that balances softness with support. If you suffer from back pain, the Awara’s solid and supportive feel is a great option for you. For side sleepers, the Avocado is a solid option as well, but it may not be ideal for sleepers looking to reduce pre-existing pains.
You want your mattress to retain its structural integrity for as long as possible. Otherwise, it will start to sag and deteriorate, leading to a very poor sleep experience. Awara and Avocado’s natural mattresses are designed to last for a very long time without losing their shape or structure. Lasly, if you’re looking to get the most out of your mattress for as long as possible, Awara offers a lifetime warranty.
Shipping, Returns, & Warranties
The Awara mattress comes with free shipping, no-contact delivery, and a 365 night trial period which is much longer than average. All you have to do is sleep on your Awara mattress for 30 days before returning it. Once you’ve settled in with your Awara, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your lifetime warranty.
The Avocado mattress comes to you with free shipping, a 365 night trial as well, and 25-year limited warranty. If you decide that it’s the mattress for you, Avocado will also remove your old mattress and set up your new one.
Our Final Take
The Awara and Avocado are two organic mattresses that have a whole lot in common, but appeal to different sleepers and shoppers. If you’re looking to save, if you’re looking for extra edge support, or if you’re looking for more mattress customizations, the Avocado might just be the one for you. On the other hand, side sleepers, sleepers looking for a lifetime warranty, and couples looking for extra motion isolation will want to take the Awara home.
Awara & Avocado FAQs
Does the Awara or Avocado mattress last longer?
Both mattresses have latex and pocketed steel coils in their construction that boost durability and edge support. This means that, whether you choose an Awara or an Avocado, you can expect your bed to last well past the average 7-year lifespan of a typical mattress.
Is the Awara or Avocado more safe?
The Awara and Avocado are made from organic and nontoxic materials; however, the Avocado mattress currently has more organic certifications for its cotton and Dunlop latex. For sleepers with latex allergies, you won’t be in direct contact with the latex support layers, but you should still consult your doctor first.
Is the Awara or Avocado better for heavy sleepers?
If you’re a heavyweight back or stomach sleeper, both the Awara and Avocado should feel comfortable. This is because both mattresses are on the firmer side and provide support for sleepers of all weights. However, some side sleepers on the Avocado may have issues with pressure in their hips.
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