The Lull Mattress Review You Can Actually Trust – 2018

THE GOOD: Relatively low price • often well suited for those seeking a firmer mattress • limited complaints for initial odor.

THE BAD: One model available • too firm for some.

THE MATTRESS: The Lull mattress (made in China and US) is 10 inches thick and consists of gel memory foam over support / base foam. It ships compressed / vacuum sealed, expanding when opened.

THE COMPETITION: Mainly memory foam and foam mattresses. Compare Lull to other brands in the mattress comparison.

THE RETAILER: Lull.com and Amazon.

Contents

Lull Mattress Ratings
Lull Company Ratings
Key Comparisons
Lull Firmness Analysis
Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability
Lull Mattress Specifications Analysis

Lull Mattress Ratings

The ratings – based on 80+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Lull rates compared to the average mattress.

Owner satisfaction B- The Lull mattress has 78% owner satisfaction. More.
Affordable B The mattress is $500-$900 depending on size, not including a foundation. More.
Durability / longevity B- Lull is a fairly new mattress and therefore lacks long-term owner experience data. But what data is available as well as data from similar established mattresses suggests that Lull has on average at least fair longevity (6-year lifespan). More.
Support B Reports for inadequate support are few.
Less (back) pain B- See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.
Minimizes pressure B- Like other foam-based mattresses, Lull contours and conforms to the body to a somewhat above average extent. This helps equalize weight distribution and reduce pressure points for many but not all people.
Easy to move on B- The mattress does not tend to conform to a degree that makes moving on the bed and getting up overly difficult. About 4% of owners (1 in 25), usually large people, report some movement difficulty.
Motion isolation A- Like memory foam mattresses in general, the mattress absorbs motion from one person so that another person is not much, if at all, disturbed.
Edge support C+ Support for sleeping / sitting near the edge tends to be acceptable for most owners, but large people especially may find it lacking.
No initial odor B About 5% of owners (1 in 20) report a significant, enduring and often unpleasant initial odor. More.
No sleeping hot B- Significant and bothersome heat retention is reported by about 5% of owners (1 in 20). More.
Good for sex C- Pros: silent and often acceptable edge support. Cons: somewhat firm, limited bounce and some inability to stay firmly planted due to relatively low weight. (See mattresses and sex for general analysis).
No noise A Like other foam-based mattresses, Lull is silent.
No topper needed C- About 10% of owners need to add a topper to the mattress to improve softness and comfort.
Fast break in C- The typical break-in time appears to be slightly more than average – at least two weeks.
Easy to maintain C- The mattress is one-sided, no flip. Its relatively low weight may allow it to move somewhat on its base requiring occasional adjustment.
Easy to handle, lift move B- The mattress weighs 48 to 94 lbs depending on size which is about 22% lighter than the average mattress. There are no handles. More.

Lull Company Ratings

The ratings below – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Lull compares to the average mattress manufacturer.

Warranty coverage C Lull provides a 10-year non-prorated warranty – similar in terms to main competitors. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)
Return policy B 100-day, no-fee, full-money-back trial. No preparation for return shipment is necessary, and a courier (if available in your area) removes the bed from your home to be recycled or donated. There is no minimum amount of time the mattress must be kept before being eligible for return.
Customer service B+ Customer service is overall regarded by consumers to be above average but not necessarily perfect.
Marketing accuracy B- The mattress is described as premium and advanced and the cover is described as ultra premium. But specifications do not seem to be significantly above that offered by most competitors in the opinion of Sleep Like The Dead. And Lull says that their mattress has "ridiculous comfort." As many as 25% of owners would likely disagree.
Access to customer reviews A At its website, Lull allows sortable and easy access to all customer reviews posted there including those negative. Reviews are also available at Amazon.
Integrity of customer reviews C- Customer ratings in total on Lull's website are about 15% higher than customer ratings in total at independent sources.
Specs disclosed C+ Disclosing specifications lets consumers comparison shop and make an informed buying decision. Lull on its website discloses mattress weight and layer thickness but not density.
Time in business D+ The business started in 2015. Buying from a newer, less established company comes with increased risk because the kinks of operating a new business and selling a new product have likely not been worked out.
BBB rating A+ Lull has an A+ with the Better Business Bureau. Seven complaints have been filed against the company which is about average for a mattress company of its size.
SLTD rating of company B- SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating for Lull is determined by averaging the above company ratings.

Key Comparisons

In the charts below, "all beds" refers to all mattresses on the market, and "all foam-based beds" refers to Lull's main and closest competitors which are mostly memory foam and foam.

Owner Satisfaction

The Lull mattress has 78% owner satisfaction. This rate is slightly lower than that of main competitors overall (80%) and better than the rate of all mattresses (73%). The main cause of Lull mattress owner dissatisfaction is excessive firmness.

lull comparison chart
Learn how owner satisfaction is determined.

Durability / longevity

Long-term owner experience data is mostly unavailable given that the mattress was introduced in 2015. What data is available as well as data from more established similar mattresses suggest that Lull has on average at least fair longevity (6+ year lifespan).

lull mattress longevity compare
* estimate

Price

Lull is about 50% less expensive than the average mattress and about 25% less expensive than most main competitors.

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Heat Retention

No more than 5% of Lull mattress owners report bothersome heat retention. (General analysis: mattresses and sleeping hot.)

lull heat trap compare

Initial Odor

About 5% of owners report a significant, enduring and often unpleasant initial odor. This rate is better than both the average mattress and the average memory foam mattress. (General analysis: mattress off gassing.)

lull off gassing compare

Total Thickness

Lull is 10 inches in total thickness which is about an inch thinner than the average mattress and .5 inch thinner than that of the average main competitor.

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Weight

The mattress weighs about 48 to 94 pounds depending on size. A lighter mattress may have the disadvantage of not staying firmly in place on its base, but often has the advantage of being relatively easy to move, lift and handle.

lull mattress weight compare

SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) Company Rating

Lull performs better than all mattress companies overall and similar to its main competitors based on warranty coverage, customer service, return policy, access to customer reviews, integrity of reviews, time in business, marketing accuracy, specifications disclosure, and BBB ratings.

lull sltd rating chart

Lull Mattress Prices & Specifications Analysis

Prices
twin
$500

twin xl
$550

full
$700

queen
$800

king
$900

COMMENT: Is priced about 25% less than main competitors on average.
Firmness
medium-firm to firm (about 7.5 on 1-10 scale)

COMMENT: Learn more.
Dimensions (width x length x height)
twin
38" x 75” x 10”

twin xl
38” x 80” x 10”

full
54" x 75" x 10"

queen
60” x 80” x 10”

king
76” x 80” x 10”

CA king
72” x 84” x 10”

COMMENT: 10-inch height / thickness is about an inch below average and may be somewhat too low for people of above-average height to allow for easy getting on and off of the bed.
Weight
twin
48 lbs

twin xl
52 lbs

full
66 lbs

queen
74 lbs

king
96 lbs

CA king
94 lbs

COMMENT: Compared to the average mattress, Lull is about 22% lighter. And compared to the average 10-inch thick mattress, Lull is about 8% lighter.
Mattress Type
memory foam

COMMENT: See how Lull compares to other memory foam mattresses.
Adjustable Bed Base Compatible
yes
Cover
polyester and rayon

COMMENT: It is removable, and generally similar to cover material used by most competitors.
Top Layer
1.5-inch gel memory foam (3.5 lb/ft estimate)

COMMENT: Is relatively thin for a comfort layer and therefore likely contributes to the above-average firmness of the mattress. Lull does not disclose density which is usually a sign that density is average at best (3 to 3.5 lb/ft).
Middle Layer
3-inch foam (3 lb/ft estimate)

COMMENT: Is relatively thin for a transition layer and therefore likely contributes to the above-average firmness of the mattress. Lull does not disclose density which is usually a sign that density is average at best (about 3 lb/ft).
Bottom Layer
7-inch foam (1.8 lb/ft estimate)

COMMENT: Is relatively thick for a base layer and therefore likely contributes to the above-average firmness of the mattress. Lull does not disclose density which is usually a sign that density is average at best (about 1.8 lb/ft).

Lull Mattress Firmness Analysis

One model is available which is mostly described by owners as medium-firm to firm. In other words, on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being very soft and 10 being very firm, Lull appears on average to be regarded as 7.5.

lull firmness comparison

This firmness level suits most owners but not all. Beyond break-in about 15% of owners find it too firm and about 1% find it too soft. About an additional 15% find the firmness to be acceptable but not ideal.

lull mattress firmness breakdown

Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability For Lull Mattress

The table below evaluates the Lull mattress for person size and sleep position. It shows what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ. See the mattress firmness guide for details based on your body type. And people of below- and above-average weight, see the mattress guide for large and small people.

  Average-Sized People
(130-230 lbs)
Large People
(230+ lbs)
Small People
(under 130 lbs)*
Back Sleep Friendly B B* B-*
Side Sleep Friendly B- B-* C*
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- B-* C+*

* partial estimate.

Average-sized people

Most people 130-230 pounds find the mattress to be at least acceptable. Those with a body mass index of 21 or lower appear most likely to report excessive firmness.

Large People

Owner experience data for people over 230 pounds is limited, but most large people find the mattress to be at least acceptable.

Small People

At least 25% of people under 130 pounds find Lull to be excessively firm likely due to not exerting enough pressure on the bed to benefit from its conforming / pressure relief ability. Those with a body mass index of 21 or lower appear most likely to report excessive firmness.


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