Tuft and Needle Nod Memory Foam Mattress Review
Tuft and Needle (T&N) was founded in 2012 as a response to the traditional marketing methods of the mattress industry. The company was founded by two software engineers from Silicon Valley, who launched a test website to see if consumers would be interested in buying a mattress online.
As a company, T&N is focused on producing honestly priced, high-quality products and providing top-notch customer service. In 2018, the company merged with Serta Simmons Bedding, an industry-leading mattress manufacturer. The merger brought a combined 220 years of knowledge to the T&N team, bringing Tuft and Needle’s mission to a bigger platform.
T&N currently offers three lines of mattresses: the T&N Original Mattress, the Mint Mattress, and the Nod line of mattresses. The Nod line, which includes an all-foam mattress and a 10-inch hybrid mattress, was developed to make the T&N brand more accessible to consumers.
The Nod 10-Inch Hybrid Mattress was designed for people who are more comfortable sleeping on innerspring coils. The only hybrid mattress offered by T&N, the Nod mattress features multiple layers of foam and a base of pocketed coils to provide just the right amount of bounce and cooling.
Material and Construction
The Tuft and Needle Nod Hybrid 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress uses multiple layers of foam and innerspring coils to bring the right balance of comfort and support. All these layers work together to contour to your body while providing deep support and pressure relief.
The Nod hybrid mattress features four layers of material: two inches of memory foam, an inch of adaptive foam, a layer of 6-inch Leggett and Platt pocket coils, and a one-inch base layer of support foam. All these layers are wrapped in a soft, ventilated fabric.
The topmost layer of the Nod hybrid mattress features two inches of memory foam. This is the first of the mattress’ two comfort layers. Commonly made from viscoelastic polyurethane foam, memory foam gives the mattress a soft, responsive surface. The open cells in this memory foam layer gives the mattress a surface that’s more plush than firm. The open cells in its interior allow the memory foam to quickly respond to pressure and yield to your body’s shape.
The memory foam in this T&N mattress is designed to be sensitive in temperature, too. It will respond to your body heat to adjust to your unique shape. The material will also be flexible enough to adjust to changes in your position, if you’re a combination sleeper.
What makes the T&N Nod hybrid mattress unique is its second layer of adaptive foam. T&N’s proprietary adaptive foam was invented by Tuft and Needle with help from top American chemists. Tuft and Needle’s Adaptive Foam is designed to be supportive, breathable, and durable, combining the contouring abilities of memory foam and the support of latex foam. Like memory foam, the adaptive foam will adjust to your body’s shape but it will bounce back quickly. This prevents body impressions from forming on the mattress’ surface.
Infusions of graphite and cooling gel also allow this adaptive foam layer to wick heat away and regulate your temperature.
The third layer of the T&N Nod hybrid mattress features pocket coils manufactured by Leggett and Platt. At 6 inches thick, this layer makes up the bulk of the mattress and serves as the mattress’ support core. These coils provide energetic support and a degree of bounce, so you don’t totally sink into the mattress and you’ll enjoy that “on the bed” feeling. Since these coils are 6 inches thick, they also create more space in the mattress to encourage airflow.
Leggett and Platt is known as a reliable manufacturer of bedding components, so you can be sure of the quality of these innersprings. Each coil is heat-tempered and comes with its own fabric casing. The individual fabric casing allows each coil to move independently, allowing the mattress to provide customized support and reduced motion transfer.
The last layer of the Nod hybrid mattress is a one-inch layer of support foam. This base layer of foam serves as firm support for the innerspring coils and helps protect the coils from the wear and tear of contracting and expanding. The base layer of foam helps the mattress maintain its structure, as well.
These layers of foam and innerspring coils are wrapped in a soft, strong fabric that’s designed for sufficient ventilation. With this breathable cover, the mattress helps draw heat and moisture away from your body. Like the covers on other T&N mattresses, the fabric used in the Nod hybrid mattress’ cover is sourced from a 90-year-old textile mill in the Carolinas. For your convenience, this ventilated cover can be spot-cleaned if needed.
The multiple layers of foam and innerspring coils make for a mattress than 10 inches thick. The Nod hybrid mattress is just the perfect thickness so it doesn’t fully compress under your weight and it doesn’t weigh as much as a thicker mattress. The lower weight makes it easier for you to set up the mattress. All you have to do is set the mattress on the base, unroll the mattress, and let it expand.
The T&N Nod hybrid mattress is also designed with foam that’s CertiPUR-US certified. The CertiPUR-US certification indicates that the foam in the Nod hybrid mattress has met industry standards for content, emissions, and durability. The flexible foam in this mattress doesn’t contain any harmful substances, including formaldehyde, regulated phthalates, ozone depleters, and heavy metals like lead and mercury.
|Tuft and Needle Nod Memory Foam Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||10 years limited warranty|
|Type:||All Foam Mattress|
|Ideal for:||Hot sleepers, people who want a bouncy mattress, all sleeping positions, light sleepers|
|Sizes available:||Twin 75″ L x 39″ W x 10″ H
Twin XL 80″ L x 39″ W x 10″ H
Full 75″ L x 54″ W x 10″ H
Queen 80″ L x 60″ W x 10″ H
King 80″ L x 76″ W x 10″ H
California King 84″ L x 72″ W x 10″ H
|Quality of Materials:||Premium memory foam, Leggett and Platt coils|
|Differentiators:||CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold certifications|
|Comparable Mattresses:||BedStory 12-Inch Gel Hybrid Mattress
Inofia 10-Inch Responsive Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress
Linenspa 8-Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress
Olee Sleep 10-inch Omega Hybrid Gel-Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress
Comfort and Ergonomics
The Tuft and Needle Nod Hybrid 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress is packed with features that guarantee utmost comfort and consistent support for any sleeper. This is a hybrid mattress, so it combines foam and innerspring coils to provide the right mix of contouring and bounce.
The Nod hybrid mattress contains two comfort layers: a top layer of open-cell memory foam and a second layer of T&N adaptive foam. The mattress’ top layer of open-cell memory foam goes a long way in improving its comfort levels. The open-cell memory foam contains billions of balloon-like cells and minuscule air passages in and around these cells.
When you lay on the mattress, these cells compress, letting air escape to the adjoining cells. This is how the Nod hybrid mattress’ memory foam layer is able to closely follow your body’s shape. The balloon-like cells allow the memory foam layer to be flexible enough to remain responsive, even if you change positions during sleep.
The open-cell structure of the Nod hybrid mattress’ memory foam layer also improves the mattress’ cooling abilities. The open cells allow for more airflow through the mattress, even as they’re compressed under pressure. The mattress’ memory foam layer won’t trap heat unlike closed-cell memory foam, which tends to trap heat in its interior.
The memory foam layer’s cooling capabilities are complemented by the Nod hybrid mattress’ layer of T&N adaptive foam. This is the mattress’ second comfort layer. T&N adaptive foam is a proprietary material that combines the pressure relief brought by memory foam and the support of latex.
Together, these foam layers give the mattress a surface that’s responsive but not too soft. By adjusting to your body’s shape, the mattress is able to distribute weight evenly across its surface, relieving pressure in common pain points like the shoulders and hips. This helps you wake up pain-free and refreshed. You won’t feel any pressure against your body as you lay in bed, as the mattress will completely adjust to accommodate your body’s shape.
The layer of T&N adaptive foam also keeps you cool and dry in bed. Infusions of graphite and cooling gel wick heat away from your body, helping regulate your temperature. This way, you can not only avoid sweating but also fall asleep more easily. The mattress’ cooling features also help keep you asleep, so you don’t wake up feeling overheated and uncomfortable.
The Tuft and Needle Nod hybrid mattress gets most of its supportive abilities from its support core of innerspring coils. Because each coil comes with its own fabric pocket, the coils can independently move to closely follow your body’s shape. The coils will compress and expand as needed, helping keep your spine in neutral alignment and providing sufficient lumbar support. This helps you wake up without back pain. The customized support brought by innerspring coils is particularly helpful for side sleepers, who need additional support in their shoulders and hips.
The pocketed innerspring coils in this mattress also aid in reduced motion transfer. By keeping energy from traveling across the mattress, the coils and the mattress ensure that you won’t wake up each time your partner changes positions. The slight bounce provided by the innerspring coils also come in handy for helping you get in and out of bed, which can be tricky with pure memory foam mattresses.
For added convenience, the coils around the edge of the Nod hybrid mattress are also firmer. This design allows the mattress to provide excellent edge support. This way, you can make the most of the mattress’ surface area and you won’t slide off if you sit on the edge of your bed.
Like the layers of open-cell memory foam and T&N adaptive foam, the mattress’ 6-inch layer of coils also help keep you cool in bed. The coils create more space in the mattress for air to move through. This helps disperse any heat that may be trapped in the mattress.
Aside from the cooling capabilities of the foam layers and innerspring coils, the Nod hybrid mattress has one more feature that will help keep you sweat-free: the mattress’ cover. The fabric cover has a ventilated design that promotes improved airflow throughout the mattress and aids with heat dissipation. All these features help prevent heat from being trapped in the mattress, so you can keep cool as you sleep.
A final layer of high-density foam supports the layer of innerspring coils. The high-density foam in the base layer protects the coils as they expand and contract and improves the mattress’ overall rigidity and structure. You can count on these innerspring coils to remain supportive even after years of regular use.
You can be sure that the flexible foam materials in the Tuft and Needle Nod hybrid mattress won’t negatively affect your health. The mattress; foam materials are CertiPUR-US certified, so these are free from ozone depleters, formaldehyde, and heavy metals like mercury and lead. The mattress is also certified to have low VOC emissions, which helps preserve indoor air quality.
Durability and Warranty
The Tuft and Needle Nod Hybrid 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress is a highly reliable mattress, as it’s designed to last through years of nightly use. Tuft and Needle ensures the quality of each component in their mattresses, so you can rest assured that the Nod hybrid mattress won’t wear out too soon.
To protect your purchase, the Nod hybrid mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. If you’re not sure if the Nod hybrid mattress is for you, you may also be able to get a 100-Night Sleep Trial for this mattress, depending on the retailer. At the end of the trial, you can return the mattress for a full refund.
Every component on the Nod hybrid mattress is designed to be as reliable as possible. The memory foam in the mattress’ top layer features open-cell technology, which makes it more durable compared to closed-cell memory foam. The flexibility of open-cell memory foam makes it more resilient, as the open cells are less likely to pop over time. You can be sure that the memory foam layer on the Nod hybrid mattress won’t develop body impressions and dips over time.
Of course, memory foam is also known for its natural antimicrobial properties. The dense structure of memory foam discourages the growth and spread of bacteria, mold, and dust mites. This bacteria-repelling quality ensures that your Nod hybrid mattress stays fresh and clean for a longer time.
T&N adaptive foam is also resilient, as it can last against wear and tear without losing its supportive and cooling qualities. Even after years of use, you can count on T&N adaptive foam to consistently provide pressure relief and conform to your body’s shape.
You can also count on the longevity of the Nod hybrid mattress’ innerspring coils. These Leggett and Platt innerspring coils are known for their resilience. These pocketed coils are made stronger through tempering, which ensures the coils provide a uniform amount of resistance. You can be sure that the coils will remain supportive and bouncy even through night after night of expanding and compressing.
An additional layer of support foam at the base reinforces the innerspring coils. This support layer of foam ensures the structural integrity of the coils and protects against wear and tear. The last layer of foam also helps the mattress maintain its structure.
You can be sure of the quality of the foam materials used in the Tuft and Needle Nod hybrid mattress. The flexible foam materials used in this mattress meet industry standards for content, emissions, and durability, as indicated by the materials’ CertiPUR-US certification. The foam used in this mattress is free from harmful substances that may weaken its interior and affect your health.
The Nod hybrid mattress also carries the GREENGUARD Gold Certification, which ensures that the mattress has low chemical emissions. This ensures that the mattress is safe from damage from the inside. The GREENGUARD gold program has stricter certification criteria, so you can rest assured of the quality and safety of the Nod hybrid mattress.
The Tuft and Needle Nod Hybrid 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress is available in a wide variety of sizes. This makes it easier for you to find the perfect Nod hybrid mattress, no matter what size your bedroom is.
Solo sleepers who don’t have a lot of space can go for the twin, twin XL, or full size Nod hybrid mattress. These compact mattresses will provide the same degree of pressure relief, cooling, and support without taking up a lot of space in the bedroom. The smaller Nod hybrid mattresses also work great for kids’ bedrooms.
Couples who want to share the bed will be more comfortable on the queen, king, or California king Nod hybrid mattress. These mattresses have more than enough space to accommodate two people. The California king size will even be able to accommodate you, your partner, and your kids or pets.
No matter what size of the Nod hybrid mattress you choose, you’ll be able to easily find bedding and mattress accessories. For your convenience, all the sizes available for the Nod hybrid mattress are standard US sizes.
The Tuft and Needle Nod Hybrid 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress is a moderately priced mattress. Tuft and Needle aims to produce mattresses that are honestly priced, so the Nod hybrid mattress has a fair price point that makes it more accessible to consumers.
The Nod hybrid mattress will give you value for your money, especially considering its various cooling features. The mattress’ top layer of open-cell memory foam and support core of innerspring coils encourage airflow throughout the mattress and help with dispersing any heat that may be trapped in the mattress’ foam layers.
The infusions of graphite and cooling gel in the layer of T&N adaptive foam also work great for drawing heat away from your body. All these features work great for cooling down your body and helping you reach the ideal temperature for deep sleep. All these cooling features go a long way in ensuring that you get quality sleep each night. These features make the T&N Nod hybrid mattress worth the investment.
The Nod hybrid mattress’ durability also makes its price tag worth it. Open-cell memory foam and innerspring coils are less susceptible to damage, so you won’t have to replace your mattress too soon.
The mattress’ 10-inch thickness also improves its resilience, so you can count on this mattress to be comfortable and supportive even after years of use. With all these features, the Nod hybrid mattress is an excellent investment to make towards getting high-quality sleep each night.
Who is this mattress ideal for?
The Tuft and Needle Nod 10-Inch Hybrid Mattress is designed to be the ideal mattress for various types of sleepers. The mattress owes its versatility to its multiple layers of foam and its support core of innerspring coils.
Hot sleepers –
The Nod 10-inch hybrid mattress is an excellent choice for people who find it difficult to fall asleep because they feel too hot in bed. This hybrid mattress has a top layer of open-cell memory foam, which promotes air circulation throughout the mattress. The layer of innerspring coils also improve the mattress’ cooling abilities, as the space created by the coils helps disperse any heat that’s trapped in the mattress’ foam
The mattress’ layer of proprietary T&N adaptive foam also help regulate your body temperature. Tuft and Needle’s adaptive foam features infusions of cooling gel and graphite. These infusions are efficient at drawing heat away from your body and lowering your temperature. This helps you fall into deep sleep more easily.
People who prefer bounce over sink –
The Tuft and Needle Nod 10-Inch Hybrid Mattress is particularly designed for people who are more comfortable on innerspring coils compared to all-foam mattresses. Thanks to its layer of 6-inch coils, the Nod hybrid mattress is able to provide some bounce. This is great if you don’t want the feel of completely sinking into your mattress. The bounce provided by the coils also comes in handy for moving around or getting in and out of bed. This is especially helpful for people with mobility issues, like the elderly.
People with allergies or sensitivities to chemical smells –
The Nod hybrid mattress is a great choice for people who have a sensitive sense of smell or who are sensitive to chemical smells. This hybrid mattress is certified by CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD; both certifications ensure that the mattress has low emissions of volatile organic compounds. In fact, the Nod hybrid mattress has the GREENGUARD Gold certification. The GREENGUARD Gold certification program has stricter certification criteria, so you can be sure that the mattress is safe even for kids to use.
All sleeping positions –
The Tuft and Needle Nod hybrid mattress can keep you comfortable, no matter what position you sleep in. This is thanks to the mattress’ top layer of flexible open-cell memory foam, which can adjust to contour to your body’s shape. The layer of innerspring coils also provide customized support, as each individually pocketed coil is able to move independently to follow your exact curves. With its foam layers and innerspring coils, the Nod hybrid mattress is designed to provide the pressure relief you need, while keeping your spine in neutral alignment.
Light sleepers –
The individually pocketed coils on the Nod hybrid mattress also help cut down motion transfer. The coils can absorb energy and prevent it from traveling across the mattress. This means you won’t wake up even if your partner tosses and turns all night or if he often gets up from bed. If you happen to be a restless sleeper, you don’t have to worry, either, as the Nod hybrid mattress will be able to adjust to your new position every time.
- The Tuft and Needle Nod 10-Inch Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress combines memory foam and innerspring coils for the perfect balance of comfort and support.
- The mattress’ top layer of open-cell memory foam is flexible enough to yield to your body’s position for utmost pressure relief.
- T&N adaptive foam in the mattress provide additional pressure relief and cushioning.
- The memory foam and adaptive foam layers help keep you cool by improving airflow throughout the mattress and regulating your temperature.
- The mattress’ layer of 6-inch coils provide just the right amount of bounce and give you the customized support you need.
- The Nod hybrid mattress comes in a wide variety of sizes.
- Foam layers in this mattress have CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold certifications.
- Because of its innerspring coils, the Nod hybrid mattress may be heavier compared to similar mattresses.
- The mattress may need 48 to 72 hours to fully expand.
The Tuft and Needle Nod 10-Inch Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress is a great choice for people who want the pressure relief of memory foam and the bounce of innerspring coils. The mattress’ memory foam layer has an open-cell structure for flexibility and improved airflow, while its coils are tempered to ensure resilience and reliable support.
This hybrid mattress also features Tuft and Needle’s proprietary adaptive foam. Aside from providing sufficient pressure relief and support, the adaptive foam includes infusions of cooling gel and graphite to wick heat away from your body and keep you cool in bed.