- Ideal for back and stomach sleepers
- No stuck-in-the-mud feeling
- Very soft and comfortable
- Good at limiting motion transfer
- Free shipping, free returns, 100 night trial and 10 year warranty
- Not the coolest sleeping mattress we’ve tested
- Cover is a little loose and not machine washable
- Probably not the best option for side sleepers
We like the Lull mattress. In our eyes, it’s a slightly firmer, more affordable version of the Leesa mattress.
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To begin, let’s just cover a few important topics. Like most bed in a box companies, Lull will ship their mattress for free directly to your door. It comes compressed in a somewhat small box. From there, the company gives you a 100 night risk free trial. So if you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during those first 100 nights, just give the company a call, they’ll send a representative to come pick up the mattress from your home free of charge and refund your money. Lull also backs their mattress with a 10 year warranty.
Mattress Construction & Materials
Like a lot of mattress in a box companies, the Lull bed is comprised of various layers of foam. On the bottom, you have a 7″ layer of polyurethane foam. This type is foam is very common in the industry. This layer gives the bed it’s support and durability. In the middle, Lull goes with a 1.5″ transition layer made out of their proprietary foam blend. This layer is supposed to give the bed a little bounce so you don’t get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling. And that’s because the top layer is a 1.5″ layer of viscoelastic memory foam. So the theory here is that the top layer provides the softness and pressure relief you typically associate with memory foam but then the middle layer kind of counteracts it to a certain degree by adding some responsiveness. The top layer of memory foam is also injected with a gel polymer to help with air flow – we’ll address temperature regulation in more detail below.
For the cover, Lull went with a polyester and rayon blend. It’s soft and decently thin but for some reason the cover on our bed was pretty loose. It just wasn’t that tight fitting. I’m not sure if they’re all like that or if it was just our unit. It’s not that big of deal at the end of the day because you’ll have sheets on the bed but still worth mentioning. The cover is removable but like with most bed in a box covers, it is recommended you do not machine wash it. So if you happen to spill something on it or it gets dirty, you just spot clean it with a mild detergent.
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Feel, Firmness and Coolness
Although the top layer is comprised of memory foam, the bed has a little more of a neutral feel to it. You do get a little bit of that memory foam feel but it’s not overwhelming, which many people prefer. Overall, it’s still very soft and comfortable. It actually reminds us a lot of the Leesa mattress, however, we’d say it’s a little firmer than Leesa. We give it a 5.5/10 on our soft-to-firm scale.
Just for reference, we gave Leesa a 5/10 on our scale. Regardless, the middle transition layer does a good job of providing a little bounce back and you never get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling whatsoever. As such, we think Lull is ideal for back and stomach sleepers as well as people that are a little on the heavier side (230 pounds+). Combo sleepers (i.e. people that rotate between all three sleeping positions throughout the night) should be fine as well, as long as you don’t spend the majority of your time on your side.
In terms of coolness, although Lull added gel polymer in the top layer, we didn’t notice anything special. It’s not bad by any means, we’d just say it temperature neutral. It’s pretty much on par with most other bed in a box mattresses like Leesa and Casper. We tested this bed during the tail end of summer here in hot Sacramento, California and we didn’t have any issues waking up in the middle of the night sweating or anything like that.
Motion Transfer & Mattress Responsiveness
The Lull mattress does a great job at limiting motion transfer. It passed our test easily. We placed a half full glass of water on one end of the bed and then started rolling/walking all around it and we barely noticed any movement. So big thumbs up there. If you or your partner get up a lot during the middle of the night, I don’t foresee any issues with waking up your partner or vice versa.
As far as responsiveness, since the top layer is memory foam it does take an extra second or two for the mattress to regain its form after releasing pressure. As with most beds, we would recommend you rotate the mattress every six months or so to help protect against sinkage. Still, we think this mattress will be pretty durable in the long run.
Lull comes in at the middle-to-lower end of the bed in a box industry when it comes to pricing. Here’s the breakdown:
So pretty affordable. And the good news is that you can almost always find some sort of Lull coupon code or promo code to make the mattress even cheaper. Most of the time they are running a $50-$150 off special – check current Lull Mattress promotions.
We like the Lull Bed. It’s a little underrated in our book. There’s nothing that jumps out and makes you say wow…It’s just a solid bed all things considered. In our eyes, it’s a more affordable, slightly firmer version of the popular Leesa mattress.