Natures Novel Latex Mattress Review
Ever wanted a mattress that is firm enough for your back but soft on your shoulders?
Natures Novel 12-inch mattress by Sweet Zzz is one of the best natural mattresses.
It’s made from a combination of Talalay and Dunlop latex. This combination produced a beautifully made mattress with firm support and the right amount of contouring.
It’s breathable, hypoallergenic & Eco-friendly.
Still, did it meet our team’s high expectations? Let’s find out.
NOTE: We bought two mattresses for this review. One Firm and one medium-soft.
1- What is the Construction?
100% Natural Cover
The first layer in the Natures Novel unique and beautiful 1″ natural cotton and wool cover. in addition to look, the wool and the natural cotton blend provide for a sumptuously soft and smooth touch. During our test we felt that this cover truly complements the mattress by stay cool and dry all the time. This is especially good for hot sleeper that don’t want to deal with polyester covers.
100% Natural Talalay Latex
The second layer of the Natures Novel is the 4″ Talalay latex that is actually two 2″ Talalay latex layers. The firm model of the Natures Novel has a 30 ILD Talalay latex while the medium-soft has a 19 ILD Talalay latex. Since we got both models to test, the different between them was very noticeable.
Though both were comfortable, the firm model felt as if it would fit a heavier person better. The softer model felt really good on the shoulders and is definitely more recommended for side sleepers.
The responsiveness of Talalay makes the Natures Novel ideal for combination sleepers. We enjoyed a deep, quality sleep without any discomfort on shifting position on the bed. We really liked its uniform feel over the entire sleep surface.
The 7″ 50 ILD Eco Latex, which is the second layer, forms the support core of Natures Novel mattress. This layer is responsible for Natures Novel’s famous firm support and it is found in both models. It is a sturdy foundation which gives Natures Novel structure and makes its edges reasonably strong. Dunlop latex is more resilient in this layer. It disperses your weight evenly and provides for a buoyant feel irrespective of your weight.
Dunlop prevents excessive sinkage. This provides dependable deep compression support to heavier persons.
Natural Fire Barrier
So many mattresses out there apply natural materials only to use chemical fire retarders. The natures Novel however uses a natural wool as its fire retardant.
The wool in between the top layer and the knit cover acts as a natural fire barrier. The body of the mattress is further strengthened by 1-inch thick natural cotton and wool.
Nature Novel’s construction is one of the most innovative designs we’ve seen so far.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.5 out of 10 for Construction.
2- How Is the Support and Comfort?
The first layer, the Talalay latex provides for enough contouring and pressure relief for the Natures Novel mattress by Sweet Zzz. The second layer ensures that even if you are of a different size and shape, you are also supported.
We did our test for Natures Novel Mattress review where we found out it is very good for lightweight and heavy persons as well. Though we still recommend that you go with the softer model if you are lightweight or sleep primarily on your side.
Generally because of this beds soft but firm design, the lightweight persons will feel comfortable because of the Talalay latex countering. The heavy weight persons will also feel comfortable because of the Dunlop latex second layer support which does not sink in too much. The two layers of latex at the top are instantly responsive making it easy to change positions. The base layer also helps absorb motion transfer.
Most latex mattresses use softer or firmer latex for the entire body of the mattress. The natures Novel uses a firm 50 ILD bottom layer for both its models to make sure that you are well supported regardless of the model you chose.
This really helps as even if you choose to go with the softer model, you would feel the mattress being soft and gentle while still being supportive where you don’t sink in too much.
The firmer model uses a 30 ILD on top of the firm support which creates a firm feel that still offers conforming and pressure relief.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.8 out of 10 in Support and Comfort.
3- Does This Mattress Sleep Cool?
Novel Natures mattress sleeps cool for several reasons:
1- Temperature Regulating Wool
First, thanks to the featured wool which has an amazing ability to regulate temperature. The wool transfers heat and moisture along every fiber and releases it into the environment to keep you cooler and drier. In both cold and hot weather, natural wool is handy because it adapts to your body temperature. During hot weather, it cools you and during warm cold weather, it warms you. Wool is also antiallergenic, flexible and very durable. This natural wool also increases total sleep time, promotes sleep onset and improves sleep efficiency.
2- Open Cell Talalay Latex
The natural Talalay latex 50% larger cells provide a breathable and cooler sleep. Our team did the testing for breathability and coolness there was no overheating nor sweating of any kind.
To complement the natural wool, natural cotton is added which gives that luxury soft feel to the cover.
3-It is Non-toxic & Natural
Besides sleeping cool, the Natures Novel earns its reputation as an eco-friendly, best non-toxic mattress because of the way it’s uniquely constructed. Natures Novel mattress belong to a healthy line of bedding where chemical adhesives or toxic chemicals are banned in the manufacture.
4- Natural Coolness
You can tell the difference when you first receive the Natures Novel mattress. Unlike lower-quality latex mattresses, this mattress doesn’t off-gas and fill the house with unpleasant odors. Your sleeping environment is healthy, free from toxic chemicals. This is especially important if you suffer from allergies or respiratory problems.
This gives the mattress the ability to provide a cooler, more breathable sleep while staying toxic free and healthy. This also eliminates the bad odors that most traditional mattresses come with and offers an allergy-free sleep.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.7 out of 10 in Cooling.
4- How Is the Edge Support?
This latex mattress has no edge support foam. The edge is like most mattresses good but not the best. Natures Novel mattress provides you with the ability to sleep on 100% of the surface. Though you won’t feel like you are rolling out but sitting on the edge for heavy people won’t be satisfying. But this shouldn’t be a serious issue as the mattress is designed and ideal for sleeping not sitting.
The overall firmness of this mattress, thanks also to the Talalay process, compensate for lack of edge support. In the Talalay process, a vacuum is created to evenly fill the mold so the Talalay latex is more consistent and very breathable. Then the latex is frozen in a -20F degree to lock the particles into a more even distribution. After, the latex is heated again to get to the perfect and consistent solid state known as Talalay.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.0 out of 10 in Edge Support
5- Is There Motion Transfer?
Natures Novel Mattress does not use any coils and is an all-natural latex mattress. High-quality Talalay latex absorbs motion transferred between couples. This top-notch quality gives the mattress next to nothing in terms of motion transfer. The weight of the mattress has contributed to it being steady when getting in or out of bed; the mattress doesn’t move.
What we found most remarkable about this mattress is that you get a fair amount of bounce and quick recovery despite it not having a spring system. The two layers of latex are instantly responsive making it easy to change positions. The heating process of Talalay in this mattress creates a purer latex where cells are evenly distributed. Therefore, the mattress is better suited for pressure relief and longevity.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.5 out of 10 in Motion Transfer.
6- Is This Mattress Good for Sex?
Compared to memory foam, Talalay latex is very responsive and bouncy. This makes Natures Novel mattress a good choice for those looking for a bed that promotes romance. The Eco-latex layer act as the firm foundation of the mattress so that different people with different weights, shapes, and sizes feel well supported without sinking in too much. The oils used in the mattress are plant-based, while the glues are water-based. This eliminates the bad odors that most traditional mattresses are associated with and goes to promote good sex.
Best Durability For Active Couples
This best latex mattress is constructed well so it lasts longer despite sex activity which is known to reduce the longevity of a mattress. It’s also warrantied well. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty offered to the original buyer of the product. This warranty is only applicable for defects in the product and for as long as the buyer owns the mattress. In case of a defect in the mattress, the defect is repaired or the mattress is wholly replaced by the same size and model or the current comparable model. This limited warranty applies to the original purchaser of the Sweet Zzz Mattress from Sweet Zzz Mattress stores, online or authorized retailer.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.7 out of 10 for sex.
7- How Firm Is the Nature’s Novel?
In selecting a mattress of your choice, you want to select one that provides you with the best night’s sleep possible and firmness plays a big role in that.
The Firm Natures Novel:
Natures Novel Firm mattress has a firmness rating of 8. It has a firm support that keeps your back and neck aligned and is gentle to your hips, shoulders, and back.
This Firm model is ideal for back and stomach sleeper. Also for those that really prefer firmer mattresses as you can’t find much firmer latex mattress out there than this.
The Medium-soft Natures Novel:
The Natures Novel Medium-soft has a firmness rating of 5. A true firm but soft feel.
The softer model is ideal for side sleepers, or side and back mix sleepers as it has the right balance of soft but firm.
Ideal For Almost Every Sleeper
Remember that firmness is mostly a matter of preference and whichever Natures Novel model you go with the Talalay latex employed adapts to the shape of your body and stays firm yet responsive. This bed’s contouring augmented by the firm support make it ideal for Almost every sleeper. Even if you are overweight or you are of larger build, this mattress thickness and resilient foam keep you well supported. Your weight is distributed evenly, and this bed provides adequate deep Congressional support.
8- How Durable Is This Mattress?
The second layer Dunlop latex acts as the firm foundation of the mattress so that different people with different weights, shapes and sizes feel well supported without sinking in too much. This second layer promotes the product durability, making the mattress last longer even for heavier people sleeping on it.
Also, the natural wool and cotton cover supplements the overall longevity and provides comfort and firm support unique to the Natures Novel mattress. The latex in this bed is at 5.11b which is one of the densest latexes in the industry. Because of this, the manufacturer is confident enough to offer a lifetime warranty, and the mattress offers a good firm support. Our team gave Natures Novel mattress a score of 9.8 out of 10 in durability, the best in durability a mattress can get.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.8 out of 10 in Durability.
9- Where Is It Made?
Natures Novel mattresses are proudly handmade in the U.S. Through the years Sweet Zzz has learned how to strike the perfect balance of comfort and support. Whether by the natural contouring of their Talalay latex or by the breathable and soft feel of their wool, Sweet Zzz mattresses are built to precision, thanks to highest quality green and non-toxic materials used in them.
Being made in the U.S. makes it possible for quicker delivery times. You get free shipping & returns, and if you would prefer, they offer in-home-assembly & removal. The company has two showrooms in California and more comming soon to other states.
10- Does It Have Any Unpleasant Smell?
Here is why we believe the Natures Novel is one of the best natural mattresses?
1- Chemical Free & Non-toxic
Many conventional mattresses contain a variety of harmful chemicals that are not only released into your home but also back into the environment when you dispose of them? The chemicals used in creating conventional mattress are concerning to many people, especially those with allergies and have been linked to possible health risks. By choosing this natural mattress, you reduce your exposure and your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals.
2- Eco-friendly & Natural
Natures Novel is an eco-friendly mattress that uses 100% natural latex that has been sourced from rubber trees that are not harmed in the process, making it completely renewable. It is hypoallergenic and eco-friendly.
3- OEKO-TEX class 1 Certified
This natural mattress is OEKO-TEX class 1 certified for being safe for babies. This means it is made without any banned phthalates, ozone depleters, PBDEs, heavy metals, lead, formaldehyde or any harmful chemicals. Also, wool is used as a fire retardant instead of chemicals.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.6 out of 10 in Off gassing.
11- Is It Good for Heavier People?
One of our team members at 253lb tested the mattress for a good two weeks and felt well supported on the mattress. There are a few requirements to what makes a mattress good for heavier people and the Natures Novel meets all requirements. Here is how
First, it is made with durable, natural, dense materials that will last along time. Durability is the main problem when it comes to larger people because even when they do find a good mattress that supports their weight, that mattress might only last several months before it starts sagging. A 5.1 lb density latex at 50 and 30 ILD can last a very long time, even for heavier people.
Second, it is just thick enough at 12 inches profile. Most heavier people need a mattress that is thick enough, so they won’t pass the comfort layer to soon and get to the uncomfortable support layer or too thick where they sink in too much. This means that 12 inches is very ideal for heavier people.
Third, it has the ideal firmness. The firm model of the Natures Novel has a firmness rating that is very good for larger people. The mattress shouldn’t be too firm or they’ll sink in too much. Even the softer model is still viable as it has the same firm support layer.
Overall the Natures Novel is very recommended for heavy people.
12- Is It Good for Side Sleepers?
The Natures Novel comes in two firmness levels and we absolutely recommend the medium-soft for side sleepers with no doubt. Here is what we think about the firmer model for side sleepers.
Although the Firm Natures Novel latex mattress is relatively firm, its Talalay latex pressure relief makes it comfortable for side sleepers. Side sleepers required a relatively soft mattress, which Talalay latex provides. Our team member prone to sleeping on her side found the mattress to be good sleeping on it on her side. However she was more comfortable on the softer model as it gave her the perfect amount of contouring and pressure relief.
Side sleepers are prone to more hazards of pressure points, back pain and injuries from sleeping than back sleepers. If you don’t carefully choose your kind of mattress you are likely to create tension and pressure in your shoulders, hips, and knees.
The Talalay latex has a comfortable, flexible support with adapting ability comparable to memory foam. However, latex resists sinkage and thus, gives a side sleeper a weightless sensation. The natural Talalay follows a side sleepers’ curves, relieves soreness in joints, and prevents the formation of pressure points. Still, it is better to get the softer model if you are primarily a side sleeper.
13- Is It Good for Back and Stomach Sleepers?
Back and stomach sleepers require a mattress that meets each sleeper’s personal needs for firmness and support. A sleeper determines the firmness of a mattress based on soft, medium, or firm. Desired support for back and stomach sleepers varies depending on their sleeping position sleeping habits. Generally, back and stomach sleepers require a mattress that is firm and supportive.
The Firm Natures Novel mattress is ideal for back and stomach sleepers because it possesses these features:
- From the tests we did, it showed that both back and stomach sleepers would be comfortable on this mattress.
- Back and stomach sleepers prefer a thinner comfort layer and move positions during the night. Therefore, Natures Novel is ideal considering it has a more conforming support layer because of the Talalay latex. This help brings more softness and is combined with the Dunlop latex for more support to back sleepers.
- Back sleepers prefer a thicker comfort layer and don’t move positions as much during the night. So they are ideal for a mattress with a firmer support layer which the Dunlop latex provides. Natures Novel mattress is good for medium to medium-firm firmness level for back and stomach sleepers.
14- Is This Mattress Worth It for the Money?
The mattress is worth for the money first because of its non-toxic and all-natural formation. It is rare to find an all-natural material composition in a mattress, including for the binding adhesives. This creates an environment that eases you into a deep sleep and is especially beneficial for people who suffer from allergies. This is a chemical free mattress that enhances health benefits, and you’re doing your part in saving the environment too.
This mattress is suitable for combination sleepers as well. For example, back and stomach sleepers will equally feel comfortable and right at home.
The queen size of this mattress goes for $1399 before any discounts. Considering the mattress density, natural materials, reputation, lifetime warranty, free shipping, and returns and all the other features, it is worth every penny.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.8 out of 10 in Value.
Pictures Of The Mattress
15- How is The Company Reputation?
A Member Of 1% For The Plant
Sweet Zzz the manufacturer of Natures Novel mattresses is a member of 1% for the planet, an organization dedicated to championing for environmental welfare. The company dedicates 1% of every purchase to spearhead causes that promote a greener future.
Working With LA Food Band
Sweet Zzz mattress company is also working with LA Food Bank to put food on the table for the less fortunate ones. The company receives donations from its own teams and others to address hunger for more than 300,000 people suffering from starvation every month.
Working With The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Sweet Zzz the manufacturers of Natures Novel mattress is also working with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring prevention and cure breast cancer patients. Sweet Zzz contributes to critical funding for cancer research worldwide to promote advances in tumor biology genetics, treatment, prevention, metastasis, and survivorship. BCRF is rated the highest cancer organization in the United States.
Sweet Zzz company only receives positive reviews. You can read its reviews on Google, Yelp, Goodbed, and their website.
Overall, we only heard good things about them.
16- Trial Period and Refunds
Natures Novel latex mattress is offered for sale with a 100-night risk-free trial. This means that in the event you buy the mattress and you don’t like it, you can return it for a full refund. The company states that returns after trials are for donations.
Your trial begins after your mattress is delivered. It is better to use all the 100 nights before asking for a refund. Some people will like their mattress on the first night. We do recommend you test your Natures Novel mattress for at least 15 nights to make sure you’ve experienced what this best natural mattress has to offer.
You won’t be charged any restocking fees or charges of any kind on the return of the product. Therefore, your trial is truly risk-free. After your mattress is picked up for donation, you receive a full refund.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.4 out of 10 in Trial and refunds
17- How Does The Warranty Work?
The warranty is lifetime limited warranty liable for certain product defects as long as you are the owner of the mattress. If you buy the mattress and you encounter a defect, you need to notify the company for the defect to be repaired or the mattress to be wholly replaced. It will be replaced according to the same size and model or a current model.
The warrant is valid if you are the original buyer of the mattress from Sweet Zzz stores, or if you bought online or from an authorized retailer. Defects from normal wear and tear or improper use of the mattress are not liable to this limited warranty.
The warranty only covers sleeping, resting, and laying on, any other use of the mattress is considered a misuse thus voids the limited warranty. Also, minor imperfections like flaws in the cover are not covered in the warranty.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.8 out of 10 in Warranty.
18- What Are The Shipping Options?
Sweet Zzz the manufacturer of Natures Novel mattresses ships the mattresses free of charge across the United States mainland except for Hawaii and Alaska. Shipping of the mattress is in a small compressed box.
On purchase, expect your mattress to be shipped within five to eight business days. They provide FedEx tracking number. When you receive your Natures Novel mattress by Sweet Zzz and you notice that it is damaged, ensure you notify them within five business days.
In-Home Setup & Removal
Sweet Zzz also offers two additional shipping options. The in-home setup that is $149 and the in-home setup and removal which is $199. If you just want them to set the mattress up in a room of your choice then go with the in-home setup. However, if you want them to also remove your old mattress then get the in-home setup and removal. Honestly, though we think it is better to give a friend free lunch and have them help you set up the mattress.
19- What Are The Financing Options?
0% APR Financing
Sweet Zzz partnered with Klarna to offer eligible customers financing from as low as 0% APR financing. Klarna the providers of the finance mechanism employ modern safeguards and security to protect your information.
You can apply for your finance option online, it is quick and very simple. It attracts no hidden fees; the price you see in the checkout is the price you are going to pay over time. When approved you can immediately make your purchase of the mattress.
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes, completely. Their wool and cotton are 100% natural and come from renewable resources. The Talalay process encompasses natural, eco-friendly ingredients taken from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air, and water. The rubber trees are not polluted during the latex harvesting process.
You may notice the “new bed smell” when the mattress first arrives, but rest assured that no harmful chemicals are being released. This odor will disperse in a couple of hours, just ventilate the room.
Well, if you look at the build of the mattress you see the latex density being 5.1. This really doesn’t allow for much indentation to happen to the mattress. Most latex users report keeping the mattress for a good 20 years and that’s because latex, in general, is very resilient. That being said, you still need to care for the mattress by protecting it with a mattress protector. Yes. They are one of the oldest online mattress stores in the industry and have been consistent with their good products that they offer.
Yes. We contacted them and asked them this very question and they answered that their bed works perfectly well with an adjustable base. It is important to add that latex mattress overall work best with adjustable bases. Due to their heavy weight and contouring latex beds really work well with adjustable bases.
It depends. If your old boxes are still in good condition, then yes you can but if there is any sagging in the boxes then your warranty might be void. As far as slatted bed frames just make sure that the slats are not more than three inches apart.
They don’t but you should get one just the same and here is why. Even though they don’t require a mattress protector in their warranty they do require that the mattress has no stains or damages or was used in an abusive way. So basically, you need to use a protector, and this is the case with any mattress, not just this one.
The one we got for testing was a queen and its about 100 lb. It is better if two people carry it and set it up.
Yes, they do. They have $150 flat fee for shipping to Canada but they casually ship there. That’s really good since not a lot of latex manufacturers ship to Canada.
Natures Novel by Sweet Zzz mattress is the most unique latex mattress you can have thanks to its dual blend of Talalay latex and Dunlop latex. Talalay latex adapts to the contours of your body making this mattress suitable for side sleepers while the Dunlop latex enhances the mattress firmness making it ideal for back sleepers and stomach sleepers as well.
Hypoallergenic & Breathable
If you are prone to allergies, Natures Novel latex mattress is ideal for allergies. It is made of all-natural materials from top to button. Natures Natural wool reacts to our body’s temperature to adjust the temperature to just the right one any time of the year. For example, on hot nights it cools and on cold nights it warms. Temperature affects our comfort and sleeping habits, therefore this is a fantastic feature Nature Novel mattress provides.
The natural Talalay latex is naturally breathable, is eco-friendly, is very durable and is hypoallergenic, another plus for people prone to allergies. Natures Novel By Sweet Zzz mattress holds the highest possible rating for a mattress as it is OEKA Certified Class 1.
– Our team gives the Natures Novel 9.6 out of 10 in Overall Rating.
Our team gives the Natures Novel Mattress 9.6 out of 10 in Overall Rating