Marpac Yogabed Mattress Review
Our Verdict: If you’re looking to invest in a quality memory foam mattress that won’t break the bank, then the Yogabed Mattress may be for you. Composed of 4 foam layers, the Yogabed cradles your body while also relieving pressure point pain and isolating motion. This makes the Yogabed great for couples or sleepers who change positions throughout the night. Made from organic materials, the Yogabed complements eco-friendly shoppers but may be too soft for heavyweight sleepers.
Who the Yogabed Mattress is Best For
✅ All sleeping positions
✅ Combo sleepers who shift at night
✅ Heavy sleepers
✅ Active adults
✅ Memory foam fans
May Not be Best For…
❌ Anyone attached to the feel of innerspring coils
❌ Heavier people of all sleep positions
❌ Lighter side sleepers
Yogabed In-Depth Mattress Review
The Marpac story began in 1962 in Wilmington, N.C.; the Yogabed story began in 2015 when Marpac created its own style of foam to try to build a mattress that was heavy on relieving pressure and light on price. Marpac delivers on both.
The Yogabed accomplishes Marpac’s vision for the perfect mattress through a combination of polyfoam and memory foam. Still, memory foam isn’t for everyone so you’ll have to decide if you need more support than this medium-firm unit delivers.
Most customers will find it favorable that Yogabed is hypoallergenic, has a breathable (and removable) cover and ships free. All of which are important details to serious customers who need a new sleep surface.
The Yogabed has many desirable features. Here are some of our favorites:
- Fairly inexpensive for the category
- The company often bundles other sleep products with each mattress purchase
- The cover is removable and washable
- Eco-friendly foams certified by CertiPUR-US® that are also hypoallergenic
- Free shipping and hassle-free returns
- Made in the USA
- Evenly distributes weight, relieves pain at pressure points
- Close conforming to body curves
- Good motion isolation for active combo sleepers
- Fabric cover weaved in a way that makes it breathable
- Top two foam layer feature open-cell technology to disperse heat
Yogabed Mattress by Sleeping Positions
Although rare, sleeping on the back is the recommended sleeping position by physicians. This is because your spine rests in its most natural position when you lay on your back. Back sleepers need ample support in a mattress to properly support their neck and spine, but enough give to cradle the bum. The top layer of the Yogabed is supportive yet plush enough to give in the hips and contour around the lower back, where the majority of back sleepers need it most.
The most popular sleep position, side sleeping, requires a responsive surface to minimize stress on the hips and shoulders, but quality support in the torso region to keep the back in alignment. The average side sleeper will find that the Yogabed does a fine job contouring to their hips and shoulders. But the medium-firm feel could be too intense and not plush enough for lighter bodies.
Stomach sleeping often puts strain on the lower back, chest, and neck. Therefore, stomach sleepers need a sleeping surface that gently receives their pelvis, chest, and shoulders, which press into the mattress, yet keeps their torso elevated so it does not cause an arch in the lower back.
The average stomach sleeper will get the contouring they need through the tummy and hips from the Yogabed mattress. As mentioned above, keeping the spine aligned is critical for stomach sleepers (and all sleepers for that matter) and most people will do just fine on the Yogabed. If you weigh a lot, you may find your hips pressing too far into the mattress. If this happens, consider a different, firmer mattress.
Pros and Cons of Yogabed
|Affordable||In some instances, edge support may be lacking for couples|
|Breathable, washable cover|
|Great performance for the price|
|50+ years of industry expertise|
|Twin||$549||38” x 75”||60 lbs|
|Twin XL||$549||38” x 80”||60 lbs|
|Full||$849||53” x 75”||70 lbs|
|Queen||$949||60” x 80”||80 lbs|
|King||$1,049||76” x 80”||100 lbs|
|Cal King||$1,049||72” x 84”||100 lbs|
*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Nerd exclusive discounts.
The Yogabed hits the sweet spot all companies crave—medium-firm on the firmness scale. If you like either a really firm mattress or a really soft mattress, the Yogabed isn’t for you. If you like something slightly on the softer side, but still kind of firm, Yogabed would be a decent match.
All four layers are made of foam, including two high-density pieces at the bottom that give great support to the entire mattress. However, the support doesn’t undo the responsiveness and comfort of the mattress overall. You will find that the Yogabed does a good job conforming to the curves of your body to stop you from getting sore or feeling pain come morning.
The Yogabed is made up of four different layers of foam, totaling 10 inches, constructed to evenly distribute weight and relieve pressure on hips, thighs and shoulders that cause tossing and turning during the night.
- The Cover: It starts on top with the cover made with THERMOCOOL® technology, which will help your body regulate heat through something called “smart fiber cross-sections.” Also, for all the germaphobes out there, the cover of the Yogabed can be easily zipped off and thrown in the wash.
- Layer 1: The first actual layer of the mattress is a 1-inch cut of Instant Response YogaFoam. It reacts to pressure from your body and helps disperse heat away from you with its open cell technology. (Open channels allow heat to escape.)
- Layer 2: The second layer is a 2-inch piece of YogaGel Cooling Memory Foam. It provides cushion while dispersing impact from deep compression. With seven times greater thermal conductivity than traditional memory foam, it keeps things cool and comfortable.
- Layers 3 and 4: The third and fourth layers work together. The third layer is a 5-inch slab of Breathable High-Density Foam Base and the fourth layer is a 2-inch piece of Super Support Foam Base. These bottom two layers provide support and airflow.
Yogabed Trial Period
The Yogabed comes with a 101-night trial period. You must sleep in it for 30 days before you can send it back for a full refund. You can initiate that return anytime after the 30th day and before the 101st.
The Yogabed also comes with a 10-year limited warranty on defects in construction and materials. Examples include seams that are ripping, foam that has split or cracked or an unexplained indentation (at least 1 inch) visible with no weight pressed on it.
You must purchase it from the Marpac website or an authorized Yogabed dealer and also register it at www.marpac.com. The warranty does not apply to any defects that occur from wear and tear or abuse. With any defects in the mattress cover, Marpac may decide to replace only the cover, not the entire mattress.
If Marpac decides to replace the Yogabed mattress, and it happens within the first two years of ownership, they will replace it for free. If it happens in years 3-5, you’ll pay 30 percent of the original price to replace it. If it happens in years 6-8, you’ll pay 50 percent of the original price to replace it. If the claim happens between years 9-10, you’ll pay 75 percent of the original price to replace it.
Delivery & Setup
The Yogabed comes compressed and rolled into an appropriately sized box and will arrive in 7-10 business days. Shipping is free to anywhere in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
The setup is easy. Take it out of the box and unwrap it from its plastic cover. It will come to life almost instantly and reinflate to its full size in a few hours.
Marpac Customer Service
Submit a request with the customer service team to initiate contact. They also take phone calls during business hours, Monday through Friday. The company has been around, in some form since 1962. They know sleep so they sell other products like sound machines to lull you to sleep.
Overall, the Yogabed is a pretty good mattress at a reasonable price, especially if you prefer something a little bit on the softer side, just not too squishy. The Yogabed is great for side sleepers, and also good for back sleepers that aren’t too overweight. If you’re a heavier stomach sleeper, this bed might be too soft. If you like the feel of memory foam mattresses, but don’t want to pay a ton of money, it’s a relatively inexpensive option.
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