Yogabed says it is a luxury foam mattress with 4 layers that will give your body (as well as your mind and soul) years of comfortable rest. They call the layers the Yoga Comfort System and claim it is designed to disperse weight evenly and dispense heat. And no need to go to the mattress store: Yogabed is delivered direct to your doorstep and has a 101-Night Money Back Guarantee.
How Yogabed Works
Yogabed is said to contain 4 layers: 0.75” Instant Response Foam, followed by 1.75” of Yoga Gel, a thick 6.5” Breathable Base on 1” Support at the bottom. Yogabed als comes with a cover that has a long zipper which they tout makes it easy to remove and clean in the washing machine.
Yogabed’s Instant Response Foam is said to act like memory foam, a foam invented by NASA to keep astronauts comfy and first made popular by Tempur Pedic. But unlike Tempur Pedic or other memory foam mattresses, they say Yogabed is specially designed to be Certi PUR-US without formaldehyde, ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants and other yucky stuff regularly used in the standard mattresses.
Yogabed comes shipped to your door in a 4’ by 1’ box – when you open it, the room’s air is said to naturally inflate it to size, which takes about an hour. As you sleep, they claim Yogabed will instantly mold to your body, both supporting you and keeping you cool all night long.
$599 – $949 (Twin – California King with a Queen being $799), which includes free shipping and up to 2 Yogabed pillows depending on the size you order.
Yogabed offers a 101-day money back guarantee (one more than their closest competitor Leesa) but they require you sleep on the Yogabed for at least 30 days before requesting a return. Every mattress also includes a 10-year warranty.
Bottom Line: Is Yogabed a Scam?
Yogabed is one of several so-called bed-in-a-box startups that are attempting to upend the traditional mattress industry. Yogabed began in December of 2014 so it’s still pretty new and many customers may have yet to reach the 101-day guarantee, let alone the 10-year warranty.
The most comprehensive reviews right now are from bloggers such as a man named Derek who runs Sleepopolis, a site dedicated to reviewing mattresses. Derek and others admit they were given free mattresses for their opinion (Derek says he currently has 7 mattresses in his tiny one bedroom apartment) and they often include a link to discounts for the mattresses they review.
Sleepopolis’ conclusion was that Yogabed’s firmness was good for about 85% of sleepers, but the bounciness and the feel of the Instant Response Foam layer may take some getting used to. Other review sites give it 9 ratings, too (although Derek seemed to be most impressed with the Leesa).
Because Yogabed is a foam, there is a chemical smell that they say will disappear in a few days; some have noted this smell can be strong. And while it is said to have low VOCs (volatile organic compounds), it is still made of materials that some may find unpleasant or allergic. If you are looking for an organic bed made with wool and cotton (which can cost thousands) Yogabed ain’t it.
However, generally speaking, Yogabed seems to be trying to cut back on both toxins in mattresses (Tempur Pedic was sued in 2012 for having a high amount of VOCs) and the confusing pricing and excessive markups that are commonplace in the mattress industry. These are both good things that will ultimately benefit the consumer.
If you are looking to cut out the middleman and get a nice quality mattress, we suggest comparing Yogabed with its main competitors Tuft & Needle, Casper, Keetsa, Saatva, and Leesa and see which has the features and price that fits your lifestyle.
And let us know what you think of Yogabed below!