Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf Mattress Comparison

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The Nolah Original and the Loom & Leaf (by Saatva) are two of the most popular memory foam mattresses on the market. We put each mattress to the test by following our thorough testing methodology. If you’re shopping for your next bed, here’s what you need to know about each of these mattresses.

Product
Firmness
Score
Nolah Original 10" Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
4.7/5
Loom & Leaf Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.0/5
Product
Nolah Original 10" Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
4.7/5
Product
Loom & Leaf Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.0/5

Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf Overview

Both the Nolah and the Loom & Leaf should keep you decently cool while providing good pressure relief.

Nolah is best for…Loom & Leaf is best for…
Side sleepersBack sleepers of all body types
Hot sleepersPeople looking for a Tempur-Pedic alternative
Sleepers with back painPeople who like all-foam

Who Should Choose the Nolah Mattress?

  • Side sleepers. Side sleepers, especially those who are lightweight or average-weight, will be comfortable on the Nolah.
  • Hot sleepers. The Nolah uses materials that help keep air circulating around your body.
  • Sleepers with back pain. The Nolah Original is known for its pain relief thanks to the foam mattress construction.

Who Should Choose the Loom & Leaf Mattress?

  • Back sleepers of all body types. The Loom & Leaf is comfortable for nearly all back sleepers, no matter your body type.
  • People looking for a Tempur-Pedic alternative. Think of the Loom & Leaf as a more budget-friendly Tempur-Pedic alternative.
  • People who like all-foam. If you like that dense, all-foam feel, the Loom & Leaf may be right for you.

Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf: Top Similarities 

  • Temperature control. While both of these mattresses are all-foam (meaning their breathability is not top-tier), they do a decently good job of providing good temperature control thanks to the materials used.
  • Motion transfer. The Nolah and Loom & Leaf both have good motion isolation so you won’t feel your partner moving around in bed.
  • Firmness level. The Nolah is medium-firm. The Loom & Leaf has two firmness options, one of which is also medium-firm.

Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf: Top Differences 

  • Pricing. The Nolah is significantly less expensive than the Loom & Leaf.
  • Stomach sleepers. The Loom & Leaf is a good fit for most stomach sleepers, but the Nolah might be.
  • Height. There is a two-inch height difference between these two mattresses, with the Loom & Leaf slightly taller at 12”.

Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf: Firmness & Feel Differences

We measure firmness on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being super soft and 10 being rock hard. The Nolah is 6/10, meaning it’s medium-firm. The Loom & Leaf comes in Relaxed Firm (6/10) or Firm (8/10).

What’s the Firmness Of the Nolah & Loom & Leaf Mattresses? 

The Nolah Original is a 6/10 on our firmness scale. Side sleepers will do well on this kind of mattress, which will provide the pressure relief they need. However, stomach sleepers may prefer something that’s firmer.

The Loom & Leaf comes in Relaxed Firm and Firm. The Relaxed Firm version, which is medium-firm, is good for back and side sleepers. The Firm option is best for stomach sleepers, back sleepers, or anyone who experiences back pain.

What Do the Nolah & Loom & Leaf Mattresses Feel Like?

The Nolah is an all-foam, medium-firm mattress. It has good pressure relief and is decently responsive so you won’t feel “stuck.”

While the Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness options, both feel similar, with two top layers of memory foam that hug your body for that typical memory foam feel. The Firm feel comes with better responsiveness and motion isolation.

What’s It Like to Sleep On the Nolah & Loom & Leaf Mattresses?

The Nolah Original strikes a great balance between cushion and support. It’s most comfortable for back and side sleepers. 

The Loom & Leaf mattress hugs your body just like you’d expect from a memory foam mattress. Your lower back will feel well-supported in every position thanks to the extra lumbar support, and the Firm version is easy to move around on.

The Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf Mattresses By Body Type

Nolah Performance By Sleeping Position:
Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 4 5
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs): 4 3 5
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  3 2
Loom & Leaf Performance By Sleeping Position:
Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 5 3
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs): 5 5 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  4 3 4

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

Average-Weight Sleepers (130–230 lbs)

Average-weight back sleepers, side sleepers, and combination sleepers should all sleep well on the Nolah Original. However, stomach sleepers will probably prefer a firmer mattress

With the Loom & Leaf, average-weight back sleepers can likely use either firmness option. Average-weight stomach sleepers, side sleepers, and combination sleepers will all be comfortable on this mattress, too, with stomach sleepers especially enjoying the mattress’s spinal alignment.

Heavyweight Sleepers (> 230 lbs)

The Nolah doesn’t offer quite enough support for heavyweight back and side sleepers. It’s also not ideal for heavyweight stomach sleepers, who generally find a medium-firm mattress too soft. And the Nolah strikes out with heavyweight combination sleepers, too — they will likely find it difficult to move around.

Heavyweight back sleepers will prefer the Firm option of the Loom & Leaf. For side sleepers, the Relaxed Firm is the best fit. Heavyweight stomach sleepers will likely need the extra support offered by the Firm, while this mattress may not be a good fit for combination sleepers — you could feel bogged down in all the foam.

Lightweight Sleepers (< 130 lbs)

Lightweight side and stomach sleepers will be very comfortable on the Nolah Original. This mattress has enough support for lightweight back sleepers, too, and its responsiveness makes it a great fit for lightweight combination sleepers.

Lightweight back sleepers should be decently comfortable on either of the Loom & Leaf firmness options. This mattress is also a good fit for lightweight stomach sleepers. However, the firmness level is not ideal for side sleepers. This mattress may not be a good fit for combination sleepers — you could feel bogged down in all the foam.

Differences In Mattress Construction 

The Nolah Original is 10” tall and the Loom & Leaf is 12” tall.

Nolah Mattress Materials Loom & Leaf Mattress Materials
TENCEL CoverOrganic Cotton Cover
AirFoam Comfort LayerSpinal Gel Layer
Supportive High-Resilience FoamGel Memory Foam
High-Density Base FoamPremium Memory Foam
Foam Transition Layer
Foam Base Layer
Nolah mattress construction
Nolah Mattress Construction
Loom & Leaf Mattress Construction
Loom & Leaf Mattress Construction

Cover

The Nolah’s cover is made of a soft, breathable material called TENCEL. The Loom & Leaf uses an organic cotton cover with plush foam on top.

Comfort Layers

On the Nolah, the comfort layer is made of 2” of AirFoam. This foam offers pressure relief and helps keep you cool. Loom & Leaf has a layer of cooling gel that could help improve spinal alignment; a layer of gel memory foam; and a layer of high-quality memory foam.

Support Layers

The Nolah’s support layer is 7” of high-density polyfoam. The Loom & Leaf also has a support layer of high-density foam to support the other mattress materials.

Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf Pricing

SizeNolah PricesLoom & Leaf Prices
Twin$699.00$1195.00
Twin XL$899.00$1575.00
Full$999.00$2295.00
Queen$1149.00$2395.00
King$1349.00$2745.00
California King$1349.00$2745.00

For exclusive discounts on both beds, see our Nolah mattress coupons and Saatva mattress coupons.

Nolah vs. Loom & Leaf Mattress Performance Ratings & Differences

Temperature

In this category, the Nolah gets a 3 and the Loom & Leaf gets a 3. The TENCEL and AirForm materials help circulate air around your body. The Loom & Leaf also includes several materials with cooling elements. However, both of these mattresses are all-foam, so if you sleep very hot you may prefer a hybrid mattress.

Motion Transfer

In this category, the Nolah gets a 4.5 and the Loom & Leaf gets a 5. The AirFoam and other foam layers in the Nolah provide great motion isolation. The Loom & Leaf also scores well in this category because of the dense memory foam.

Edge Support 

In this category, the Nolah gets a 2 and the Loom & Leaf gets a 4. Neither mattress is anything special in this category — the edge support is decent but nothing more.

Pressure Relief 

In this category, the Nolah gets a 3.5 and the Loom & Leaf gets a 4. Our pressure map indicated that the Nolah is helpful for back sleepers, and also for side sleepers’ hips. When it comes to the Loom & Leaf, it’s easy to maintain spinal alignment.

Pain Relief 

While the Nolah offers decent relief for back pain, many chiropractors recommend a firmer mattress to help alleviate pain in this area. And the Loom & Leaf’s pain relief is best for people who weigh less than 230 lbs.

Durability

In this category, the Nolah gets a 3 and the Loom & Leaf gets a 4.5. Both mattresses are all-foam and should last around 8-10 years if properly cared for.

Shipping, Returns, & Warranties 

Nolah

Nolah mattresses come with free shipping in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. They’ll arrive within 5 to 10 days. The Nolah Original has a lifetime warranty and a 120-night sleep trial period.

Loom & Leaf

The Loom & Leaf also comes with free shipping. It has a lifetime warranty and a 365-night sleep trial period.

Other Models Available

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress

The Nolah Evolution 15" mattress is a robust hybrid bed that's a bit softer than the average mattress: great for back sleepers and side sleepers. The individually wrapped coils include zoned support, which helps promote adequate spinal alignment.

Nerd Score 4.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

120 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress

The Nolah Evolution 15" mattress is a robust hybrid bed that's a bit softer than the average mattress: great for back sleepers and side sleepers. The individually wrapped coils include zoned support, which helps promote adequate spinal alignment.

Nerd Score 4.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

120 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress

The Nolah Evolution 15" mattress is a robust hybrid bed that's a bit softer than the average mattress: great for back sleepers and side sleepers. The individually wrapped coils include zoned support, which helps promote adequate spinal alignment.

Nerd Score 4.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial Period

120 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nolah Signature 12" Mattress

The Nolah Signature is a medium-firm all-foam mattress. It's an upgraded version of the original Nolah, and incorporates 20 percent more foam and an organic cotton cover.

Nerd Score 3.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Trial Period

120 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Soft: 5/10

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nolah Signature 12" Mattress

The Nolah Signature is a medium-firm all-foam mattress. It's an upgraded version of the original Nolah, and incorporates 20 percent more foam and an organic cotton cover.

Nerd Score 3.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Soft: 5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

120 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nolah Signature 12" Mattress

The Nolah Signature is a medium-firm all-foam mattress. It's an upgraded version of the original Nolah, and incorporates 20 percent more foam and an organic cotton cover.

Nerd Score 3.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Soft: 5/10

Trial Period

120 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper is a luxury foam mattress infused with special cooling materials such as gel, copper, and Phase Change Material. This mattress is a great option for back sleepers who love all-foam beds.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-soft: 5/10

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper is a luxury foam mattress infused with special cooling materials such as gel, copper, and Phase Change Material. This mattress is a great option for back sleepers who love all-foam beds.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Medium-soft: 5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper is a luxury foam mattress infused with special cooling materials such as gel, copper, and Phase Change Material. This mattress is a great option for back sleepers who love all-foam beds.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Medium-soft: 5/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Our Final Take

For side sleepers or sleepers with back pain, the pressure relief and pain relief of the Nolah will keep you comfortable night after night — and the budget-friendly price doesn’t hurt, either. But if you’re a back sleeper or stomach sleeper who’s looking for an all-foam mattress, the Loom & Leaf will be good for you.

Nolah & Loom & Leaf FAQs

Is the Loom & Leaf mattress flippable?

No. The Loom & Leaf mattress is not flippable — it’s just a one-sided mattress. However, it does come in two firmness levels: Relaxed Firm (6/10) and Firm (8/10). You can purchase whichever option you prefer. If you would like a double-sided memory foam mattress, look into the Layla.

Does the Loom & Leaf work for heavy people?

The Loom & Leaf is a decent fit for most people who weigh over 230 lbs. For heavyweight back and stomach sleepers, we recommend the Firm option (although it may not be the best fit for heavier stomach sleepers due to the lack of supportive coils). For side sleepers, opt for the Relaxed Firm choice instead.