Mattress shopping can be stressful because everyone is different and you’re trying to get the right mattress for you. And since you’ll sleep on your mattress for many years, you want it to last. So look for a Lifetime Warranty mattress. That means that you can rest assured knowing you’re covered if your mattress is defective. At the end of this article we’ll go more in depth about what to expect from your mattress warranty.
These mattresses come shipped to your home in a box, you can try them out at home and return for a full refund if you’re not satisfied. The length of time you have to return a mattress is called the sleep trial. You get a minimum of 100 nights. This is different from a warranty, which is mainly to catch defects and lasts much longer (lifetime warranties, in our list below).
Lifetime Warranty Mattress
In 2021, Nolah was added to our list because this year they made all of their mattresses lifetime warranty mattresses. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links. Price is for the lowest priced queen size mattress at the time of writing. Click on the mattress name to get current price.
|Mattress Name||Sleep Trial||Price for a Queen||Warranty|
|Idle Mattress – Choose from a 2 sided flippable hybrid where one side can be more soft or firm than the other, in medium to firm. Or foam mattresses in medium or plush. Idle Sleep Gel Plush is the softest – and a full 14″ inches thick. They are experiencing shipping delays. Warranty information.
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|18 Month Trial (about 547 days)||$550||Lifetime warranty|
|Nolah Mattress – Higher quality foam and a new hybrid mattress. Air chambers between layers allow airflow to keep this mattress from getting too warm. Comes in 10″ and 12″ thickness. Made in the USA. Save $100 by skipping the mattress trial. Warranty information. Use our link to get 2 FREE Pillows with every mattress purchase.||120 Night Trial||$799||Lifetime Warranty|
|Nectar Mattress – memory foam or hybrid mattress. Medium firmness. 10 inches thick. Warranty information. Get a FREE mattress protector, sheets and pillows with a mattress purchase (worth $399).||365 Day Free Trial||$799||Forever Warranty. For the life of the mattress for the original owner|
|Layla Mattress – memory foam mattress (10″ thick) infused with copper or the hybrid (we recommend the hybrid). One side is soft and the other medium firm (flip it over). Warranty details here. Get 2 FREE Layla Memory Foam Pillows, a microfiber sheet set and a mattress protector with mattress purchase.||120 Night Trial||$899||Lifetime Warranty|
|Wink Beds – Hybrid mattress has the support of coils with the comfort of foam. You can trade in one firmness for another (for 50% of the cost). White glove delivery and old mattress removable service available (extra cost). Handmade in USA (Wisconsin). Pillow top to extra firm. 13.5 inches thick. Ideal for higher weight sleepers.||120 Night Trial||$1299||Lifetime Warranty|
|Puffy Mattress softer, more plush memory foam mattresses, also a hybrid. 10″ thick. Puffy mattress warranty.||101 Nights||$850||Lifetime Warranty|
|Nest Bedding – luxury mattresses with many options and firmnesses to choose from. Made in the USA (Phoenix, Arizona). 10 inches thick. Been in business for 8 years. Warranty information here.||100 Night No Risk Trial||$699||Lifetime Warranty|
|Molecule Mattress – maximize support, comfort and heat dissipation for the best recovery-focused sleep. 12.25 inches thick. Warranty covers visible indention or sag of the foam mattress greater than one (1) inch that is not a result of improper use, an improper bed, bed base, or foundation. Warranty information.||100 Night Trial||$899||As long as you own the mattress.|
|Sweet Zzz Mattress – Made with Talalay latex, wool, and cotton. Or hybrid. Nontoxic. Choose from firm and medium soft. Handmade in the USA. 14 inches thick. Warranty information.||100 Night Trial||$649||Lifetime Warranty|
|DreamCloud – thicker hybrid (springs) mattress with a dreamy quilted top. 15″ thick. Medium firm. FREE Pillow, Sheet Set and mattress protector included. Dreamcloud mattress warranty info.||365 Night Trial||$899||Forever Warranty|
|Awara – Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool. This is a more firm mattress. 13 inches thick. FREE Organic Mattress Protector, Organic Cotton Sheets and 2 Cooling Latex Pillows included.||365 Night Trial||$1299||Forever Warranty|
Mattress Warranty Information
Mattress warranties are generally to cover manufacturing or product defects. not for preferences or general wear/tear. Be sure to read the warranty to see what’s covered. They’re all different. Usually the warranty covers the original owner only. So if you sell or give it to someone else, the warranty won’t transfer.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), requires the manufacturers or sellers of mattresses to have a warranty for their product. So they must repair or replace mattresses that are sold with defects or structural flaws (particularly those flaws that might interfere with the intended purpose of the item in question). Warranties must be in writing.
Treatment and condition of mattress. Some online mattresses require that you put your mattress on a certain type of frame or it can void the warranty. Others specify that the mattress must be in good condition, which is another reason to always get a waterproof mattress protector.
Sagging. Even though we all wish mattresses wouldn’t sag, normally sagging has to be very dramatic for it to be covered. This list has beds that must have 1″ to 2″ indents to qualify for a warranty claim. And they don’t usually cover replacements for subjective things, like if you think your mattress is too soft or firm (or it changes over time).
Costs and Who Pays
It’s possible you’ll be asked to pay some charges, such as shipping, or look at repair rather than getting a replacement. On this list, we give our highest recommendations to the following that we’ve worked with: Nolah, Nest Bedding and Layla. The others on the list may be unknown (not assumed to be poor). Note that Nectar, Awara and Dreamcloud are owned by the same company.
Generally speaking, you pay more for hybrids (they weigh more because there’s actual steel inside and they tend to be thicker), organic mattresses and mattresses with a longer warranty. The heavier the mattress, normally the higher the quality. And shipping costs are higher with mattresses that weigh more. Keep this in mind when mattress shopping.
What if the company goes out of business?
Online mattresses have been around for about 10 years now. If the company goes out of business, your warranty will no longer be valid. This happened to me once, with the Voila mattress. It was highly rated by Consumer Reports, making their top 5 lists more than once. We loved the mattress. However, After a year it jutted out on one side where the glue gave out. They sent us another one at no cost. A year later, the new replacement mattress had the exact same problem. This is likely why they went out of business. We haven’t heard of this happening with any other online brand but it made me aware that these are the types of issues that make a warranty important.
Keep in mind that even mattresses that have been around for much longer have issues like this sometimes. Though rare, it happens. That’s why there are warranties, to catch problems that happen. Some mattresses are made in different factories and are slightly different. They can change from one manufacturer or from one material to another for various reasons (supply changes, cost, etc).
What’s the Warranty if Purchased through Amazon?
Be aware, that if you buy a cheap mattress on Amazon, you may pay less, but they usually have more limited warranties – sometimes not even as long as buying the mattress from the brand’s website. Most of the time you’re going to go through Amazon’s customer service first, not the mattress company or manufacturer.
This is from Amazon’s website;
- Mattresses in original packaging are returnable from your porch.
- Unboxed, expanded, and full size mattresses are not returnable to Amazon. If you’re not satisfied with the quality of product, we will issue you a full refund within 30 days of receipt of shipment.
- Contact the manufacturer directly for product registration and warranty related information.
If you’re interested in longest sleep trial mattresses, you’ll want to check out this list.