[music] Logan Block: Hi, it’s Logan from sleepopolis.com. Today we are taking a look at the Tuft & Needle
and Tuft & Needle Mint mattresses. Tuft & Needle is one of the largest online
mattress retailers and for a long time, they only offered the Tuft & Needle mattress. Now that they offer the Mint, we are going
to do a comparison video today, where we go over some of the similarities and differences
between the two mattresses. At the end of the video, I will give you my
thoughts on both of them. If you are looking for a personal recommendation,
please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below with some information about
yourself and some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. We’re going to jump into the comparison today
by going over the constructions of the mattresses. We’re going to start with the construction
of the Tuft & Needle. The Tuft & Needle is an all-foam mattress. They have two layers standing 10 inches in
height. The cover of the Tuft & Needle is pretty thin
to allow air flow through it. The material is a polyester and Tactel blend. Tactel is a cotton substitute that dries a
bit faster than cotton. It’s going to help with temperature regulation
and cooling. The comfort layer on top is three inches of
Tuft & Needle proprietary foam. It’s good for pressure relief. As you can see it has a bit of bounce so you
won’t feel stuck in the mattress. You should also note that it is infused with
graphite and gel, which is going to help to dissipate body heat away from the sleeper,
so you don’t overheat in the middle of the night. The base of the mattress is seven inches of
high-density polyfoam. It’s a firm layer. It’s pretty common among foam mattresses. It supports the foam above the base layer,
the comfort layer as well as some deep compression support to the sleeper on top of the mattress. Let’s take a look at the Tuft & Needle Mint
mattress. The cover of the Mint is a knit polyester
cover. The material is a bit thicker than the cover
on the Tuft & Needle, gives it a cozy feeling. Below the cover it is an all-foam construction
as well. It stands 12 inches in height. The comfort layer of the mattress is also
three inches of Tuft & Needle proprietary foam. However, this foam is a little bit different
than the foam found in the Tuft & Needle mattress. It’s a bit softer. It also has that quick response to pressure,
but you are going to sink into it a little bit quicker. The comfort layer of the Tuft & Needle mattress
has both gel and graphite infusion into it. However, in the Mint mattress they have actually
split that out. The comfort layer of this mattress only has
the graphite infusion. It happens about 30 percent more graphite
in it than in the comfort layer of the Tuft & Needle mattress, which is going to help
draw heat away from the sleeper, help with temperature regulation and cooling. The layer below that is another proprietary
film from Tuft & Needle. It’s a little bit firmer than the layer on
top of it, acts as kind of a transition layer. It has the gel infusion in here which is going
to help with temperature regulation and cooling, about 30 percent more gel than is found in
the comfort layer of the Tuft & Needle mattress. This is really going to act as a transition
as you move from the soft layer on top getting steadily firmer as you get to the base layer
which is a high-density polyfoam. It’s really firm, seven inches tall. It’s going to support the layers of foam above
it as well as some deep compression support to the sleeper on top of the mattress. I should point out that the Tuft & Needle
Mint also has a specific edge support portion of the mattress. This is a really firm foam. This is going to allow you to sleep closer
to the edge of the bed, make the bed feel a little bit bigger. Now that you have seen what makes up the mattresses,
it’s time to get an idea for the feel and firmness of them. I am going to start by pressing into the cover
of the Tuft & Needle. The first layer I am interacting with is just
that comfort layer that Tuft & Needle proprietary foam. It’s got a medium firmness to it in my opinion. It has got some good quick response to pressure. As I add a little bit more pressure, you start
to see some of the bounce and support of that layer. I’m going to lie down on the mattress. On my back on the Tuft & Needle my weight
is pretty evenly distributed. I don’t really feel like I’m pressing too
far into the mattress. I am really only interacting with that comfort
layer. It’s doing a good job of supporting my weight. It’s got my spine aligned in a good position. I’m sinking in a little bit. I do feel a little bit of contouring feeling. With that quick response to pressure, I definitely
don’t feel like I am stuck in the mattress at all. I am going to roll on my side. Side sleepers want to be extra conscious of
pressure points that might form, especially at the shoulders and the hips because of that
increased weight concentration. You push a little bit further into the mattress. You start to interact with the firmer parts
of the mattress, the support center of the mattress. In my opinion, this mattress does have a bit
of a medium firmness to it. I feel pretty comfortable here. Don’t really feel pressure points forming
on my shoulders, on my hips. If you are a bit heavier and you are a side
sleeper, you might feel that this mattress is a bit firmer as you push through the comfort
layer and start to interact with that firmer base layer of the mattress. I’m going to roll on my stomach. It’s opposite of side sleepers who tend to
prefer softer mattresses to allow them to sink in for pressure relief. Stomach sleepers usually prefer to have a
firmer mattress. This is going to help to keep their hips from
sinking into it, keep their spine aligned in a good position. In my opinion, this mattress does have a medium
firmness. I do feel it’s doing a good job of keeping
my hips from sinking in too far into the mattress. I really can feel the firmness of the mattress
a little bit differently because of different sizes and weight distributions. For reference, I am 5’10” and 190 pounds. If you would like a wider variety of opinions
on the firmness of this mattress and a little bit more description on the feel of it, you
can check the written review at sleepopolis.com. Now I’m going to talk about the feel and firmness
of the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress. Pressing in that comfort layer is a bit softer
than the comfort layer on the Tuft & Needle mattress in my opinion. I do sink in a bit quicker. As I press in with both hands again, there
is pretty quick response to pressure. You get a little bit of bounce out of that
comfort layer. I’m going to lie down on the mattress. Lying on my back on the Tuft & Needle Mint,
my weight is again pretty evenly distributed here. I’m really only interacting with that top
layer. However, because it is a little bit softer,
I do feel like I’m sinking in a little bit more on this mattress. A good job of filling in the space, meet my
lower back, which is nice support for back sleepers. Definitely get more of a floating feeling
when I’m on the Tuft & Needle Mint. Even though I do sink in a little bit more
on the Mint mattress, that quick response to pressure that we talked about means I’m
not going to feel stuck in the mattress. I can change positions really easily. I’m going to roll on my side. Side sleepers do tend to prefer softer mattresses. I do feel that the Tuft & Needle Mint is a
little bit softer, just a little bit softer than the Tuft & Needle mattress. The transition layer that’s included in this
mattress does a good job of allowing me to push further into the mattress without hitting
the firm layers beneath it. It’s a nice transition for side sleepers,
gives me a little bit more room to dig into the mattress for pressure relief. I’m going to roll on my stomach. As a stomach sleeper you do probably want
a mattress that has a little bit more firmness to it. In my opinion, the Tuft & Needle Mint is just
on the softer side of a medium firmness. My hips aren’t really sinking in too much
into the soft comfort layer. If you are a bit heavier than me, you know,
I am 5’10”, 190 pounds, the hips are generally a heavier area on people, and if you are a
heavier stomach sleeper, you might feel that they’re sinking into the mattress a little
bit. Your back is put into a tougher position there. For a wider variety of opinions on the firmness
of this mattress and a little bit deeper description on the feel of it, you can check out the written
review at sleepopolis.com. To give you a quick idea of the bounce of
each of these mattresses, I’m going to drop this 10-pound steel ball on top of the mattress. This one here is the Tuft & Needle. As you can see, there is pretty good bounce
to the mattress. Quick response to pressure from that comfort
layer. I’m also going to run a quick motion transfer
test for both of them. I’m going to drop the ball from heights of
4, 8, and 12 inches, simulate as I’m getting into and out of bed or rolling around in the
middle of the night. The results on screen represent the disturbance
that is transferred across the mattress. As you can see, there is a small disturbance
for the four inches. It gets steadily higher as we go through for
the Tuft & Needle. In my opinion, these are pretty average results
for a foam mattress when I conduct this test. Now, we are looking at the bounce on the Tuft
& Needle Mint mattress. Getting that quick response to pressure from
the comfort layer, it does provide some pretty good bounce to the Mint. We are going to run the motion transfer test
again. For this mattress, from heights of 4, 8, and
12 inches — now that the results are on screen — you can see that again these are pretty
average results in my opinion with steadily increasing disturbance being transferred across
the mattress for 4, 8, and 12 inches. We’re going to put the results next to each
other so that you can compare the Tuft & Needle versus the Tuft & Needle Mint disturbance
transfer. They are pretty similar in terms of their
ability to isolate motion. A lot of people buying a mattress want to
know if they are going to feel like they are sitting on top of or sinking into that mattress. To test this, we set up our sinkage test. We are going to use four balls of varying
sizes, weights, and densities. Check to see how far into the mattress they
go. We have our six-pound medicine ball. It’s filled with sand. It makes kind of a lighter body part. 10-pound steel ball, it’s the densest ball
we used during this test. 50-pound medicine ball, it’s also filled with
sand. Finally, we have our 100-pound medicine ball. If you are bit heavier, it’s kind of center
of your body. For sinkage, the six-pound ball, it’s an inch
and a half. Two and a half inches on the 10-pound steel
ball, four inches on the 50-pound medicine ball and six inches on the 100-pound medicine
ball. When I am running these tests on other foam
mattresses, these are about average results, maybe a little bit deeper in terms of compression
for the 10-pound steel ball here. Overall, these are pretty standard or average
numbers for a foam mattress. However, with that quick response to pressure,
you’re probably going to feel a little bit more on top of the mattress as you’re not
going to get that stuck feeling or contouring feeling you might from, let’s say, a memory
foam. We’re running the sinkage test on the Tuft
& Needle Mint and for the sinkages we have 1.5 inch on the six-pound medicine ball, two
inches on the 10-pound steel ball, 4.5 inches on the 50-pound medicine ball and six inches
on the 100-pound medicine ball. These are pretty average when compared to
other foam mattresses. There is not much difference when it comes
to the sinkages between the Tuft & Needle Mint and Tuft & Needle mattress for sinkages. You can put those on screen now. As you can see, the only differences are about
a half inch less sinkage on the 10-pound steel ball and a half inch more sinkage on the 50-pound
medicine ball. For all times and purposes this is pretty
similar results between the two of them. You are going to feel pretty much the same
sinkage on both mattresses. Again, there is quick response to pressure
on both comfort layers. You are not going to feel stuck in either
of these. [pause] Logan: Just to give you some basic information,
both of these mattresses offer a 100-night trial period, a 10-year warranty, may ship
free and will arrive compressed in a box. I did want to make a quick note on price as
the Tuft & Needle comes in at $575 for a queen size mattress, where the Mint costs $895 for
a queen size. A reason that I like both these mattresses
is they both do a good job of sleeping cool and providing a balanced foam feel. The reason I like the Tuft & Needle is that
it is a solid straightforward, no frills construction. It comes in at a value price. The Mint does a really good job of providing
pressure relief without the feeling of getting stuck. I also think it’s good for couples because
they have that specific portion of the construction that improves the edge support. It’s going to allow you to sleep all the way
to the edge of the bed, make the bed feel little bit bigger. For some examples of sleepers I think would
be great fits for both these mattresses. Say you’re 140-pound combo sleeper, you don’t
want to spend a lot of money, I think the Tuft & Needle would be a good choice for you. If you are a 200-pound side sleeper or you
sleep with a partner, I think the Mint might be a better choice for you. Those are some very specific examples of people
that I think would fit well with these mattresses. If you’re looking for a personal recommendation,
please feel free to let me know in the comment section below, some information about yourself
and some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. If your mattress search has just begun and
you’re wondering what you should be looking for in a mattress, please google Sleepopolis
and mattress buying guide. It’s going to have a ton of information in
there that’s going to help you find the right mattress. Please subscribe to the Sleepopolis YouTube
channel as we are going to keep putting out more content. It’s going to help you get a better night
sleep. That’s it for the review today. I hope this was helpful. Have a nice day! [music]

39 thoughts on “Tuft and Needle Mint vs Original – Which one is better for you?”

  1. How long do these mattresses feel like the day you got them? A lot of people are saying after three months or year they all feel terrible.

  2. Hi Logan! First thanks so much for doing these videos🤘 I could use your help. I am 200-210 lbs side sleeper primarily. I just got a Casper and to me it feels excellent for stomach and Back sleeping but for side sleeping it does not do the job. I just don’t feel fully comfortable. Definitely feeling pressure points on my side. What is your recommendation for a bed that has better pressure point relief but still has occasional support for back and stomach sleeping? ThAnks again!

  3. Great review, exactly the info I needed when comparing both T&N mattresses. I'm leaning towards the mint, we have two original T&N's for our kids which my wife and actually really were impressed and love the feel of the original. But we do need the edge support for when the kids come into bed with us occasionally. I am only concerned of the soft feel. I'm 6'1 230 side & back sleeper and wife is 5'4 135 mostly side sleeper. We both tend to prefer a firmer mattress. Which would you recommend? Thanks again – great work!

  4. Hi Logan, would love to see a comparison video of the T&N Mint mattress vs the Casper Wave mattress!! We have the original T&N and found it to be too firm. They sent out a mattress topper which has helped a bit, but I'm still on the fence about whether to keep the mattress or not. We tried out the Casper Wave at our local mall (they have a retail store there) and I thought it felt great. However, the price of the Casper Wave is much higher than Tuft & Needle and at $2000 we reasoned that we might as well spend a few extra hundred and buy something like a high end Tempur-Pedic (while pricey, we loved their Tempur-Cloud series). How would you compare the T&N Mint mattress to the Casper Wave mattress? Do you have any recommendations? Thank you!

    For background, I am 5'10 160lbs and my wife is 5'4 110lbs. She can sleep on just about anything, whereas I tend to prefer something soft to medium. I'm usually a back sleeper and will move onto my side sometimes. My wife tends to be a side sleeper that will occasionally move onto her back

  5. hi logan. eric here. you replied to my comment in you tuft and needle mint review. i ended up purchasing the mint. ive had it for about 3 weeks now and i gotta say that ive had some trouble sleeping on it since the 1st night. i am mostly a stomach sleeper so i do wake up with lower back pain but its way better than what i was experiencing with my old mattress. ive had to adjust my position from side to back to stomach multiple times through the night. i just cant seem to find 100% comfort. last night slept on the back end edge of the mattress (across) and its about the best sleep ive had since i first purchased it. ive thought about changing it to the the original tuft and needle but im a bit skeptical. any suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated. as a reminder im 5'9 245 lbs.

  6. I have kiddos who occasionally sneak into my bed ,especially during thunderstorms. Will the person’s on the edge of the bed feel like they will fall off without the reinforcement of the sides?

  7. Would you recommend the Mint for a heavier guy that typically runs hot when he sleeps and identifies as a combo sleeper? Otherwise what are some of your other recs for the hot and heavy combo sleeper?

  8. In desperate need of a mattress. I am 5’4 122lbs, my husband is 5’9 155lbs. We are both side sleepers. I sleep hot. I need hip relief and have just had my 2nd back surgery on the lower back. Would love your recommendation. Been researching and I’m so confused 🤷‍♀️ can’t wait to hear from you!!

  9. I’m 5”3 and 150 lbs. I’m a side and tummy sleeper. I sleep alone well besides my small tiny dog. I have a lot of neck and back pain on my matress now and my arms go numb sometimes. I can’t sleep at all. I don’t want to be hott I live in the desert. Thanks :).

  10. What would be your opinion re: purple vs Mint? I'm interested in the Mint, which is a pretty similar price point to Purple. I do prefer a soft bed (I'm 100lbs, 4'10", multi-sleeper). Would using a featherbed-alternative topper be detrimental to the feel of a Purple (also do you have rec for down alternative toppers)?

  11. Thank you for the comparison. We currently have a T&N in our guestroom and are looking at replacing our mattress with one, but debating getting the Mint. I am a very warm sleeper so a cooler mattress is huge plus. I initially thought that the Mint would be the way to go with the additional graphite in the foam, but from your comparisons it sounds like the original is actually cooler due to the cover. Is that true?
    I'm a 160 lb mixed sleeper (mostly back) and my wife is 140lb back and side sleeper.

  12. Thanks for the review! I am 5' 7" & 115lbs back sleeper. Which one would you recommend? I'm afraid the original T&N may feel too firm because of my weight. Thanks!

  13. I had the original design before they made it softer. I ordered the newer one and it's way to soft is there a comparable mattress to the old design before they changed the design?

  14. Hi Logan, thanks for your help. I'm 5' 8" 210-220 lbs and sleep mostly on my stomach, but sometime on my side. I do have a lower back problem and prefer a cool mattress, but not a deal breaker. one last thing I have a platform bed and prefer 11" or higher mattress

  15. Hi, I am 5'5" 160 pounds and husband is 5'7" 200 pounds. We are both back and side sleepers and both prefer a firmer mattress. My husband also tends to sleep very hot. Which of the Tuft and Needle would you recommend? Also, what mattress cover is good to use that will protect the mattress from allergens and fluids (husband's hot sleeping and young son's leaks and spills), without compromising the performance of the mattress or causing it to sleep hot. Thanks so much for the info you give!

  16. Hey Logan, thanks for the info on the T&N. I'm your size and weight. Looking for something on the firmer side. I'm a stomach sleeper primarily and can have some issues with the lower back. I recently tried another online mattress and it's just too soft. Feels like I'm slogging around in the bed when I'm changing positions. We currently have a twin XL setup. What would you recommend along with the T&N for a firmer/not getting stuck in bed feeling?

  17. Great reviews! My wife and I are currently looking for a new bed. She is also 20 weeks pregnant! I saw this new mint version and I am torn between this, the Ghostbed, and a Serta iComfort 100 bed from mattress firm. Budget is around 1500. The Serta might have a free adjustable base. My wife is mostly a side sleeper (cause she is pregnant) and I am a back sleeper. We would like a medium firm type which is not too soft but not too firm where she feels pressure on the side. There are just so many options now! Thanks!

  18. Hi Logan. I'm a 210 lbs combination side and stomach sleeper. I'm looking into Tuft & Needle. They were recommended by a friend, but with the new addition of the Mint, I'm unsure which would be the better option. I typically run hot temperature wise and my hips are off by about 3 degrees.

  19. I’ve been watching mattress reviews all week and this one was recommended for side sleepers on another video….but your review was more thorough and helped me feel more confident in choosing this brand. I’m 5’9”, 130lbs, side sleeper and i love soft feeling mattresses due to firmer ones causing should pain..I’m looking into the mint.

  20. which would be better for someone suffering with back knots, and fibromyalgia and arthritis? My shoulders hurt so much when I lie in my current serta really bed I've had for 10 years. They feel like so achy..pain level 9. I want to order a tuft and needle asap. anyone know what can resolve my pressure points. So far only acupuncture helps. And over the weekend I was in Pennsylvania and I slept a firm mattress I woke up with almost 75% less pain for 2 days and now I am back to my pain again at home. So I am guessing ITS THE BED!!!

  21. What would you recommend for a couple on a budget? My sleep preference is firm but my girlfriend likes it soft, we have to compromise somewhere in the middle. We were looking to get a queen hopefully with some edge support. Is the Tuft to Needle mattress a good choice or is there other brands that would be better for similar prices.

  22. Hi Logan – my wife and I, 140lbs and 100lbs respectively are looking at T&N Mint or Layla based on reviews and videos we've watched. She's a side sleeper and I'm a back sleeper. Which would you recommend? We've only tried out the Casper and Leesa in person which were OK

  23. hello- great review. we are looking for a new mattress. we have an old DWR Sonno Latex mattress (15 years). We feel like we are beaten up every morning. my shoulders are particularly sore (probably need a tempurpedic pillow for the head and a down pillow to support shoulder). currently, the mattress sits on a frame (low). We have decided to buy a box foundation to raise the bed up regardless of what we purchase as a mattress. I am 6'4" 200 lbs. Side sleeper. Wife is 5'10 145 lbs. back sleeper. We don't like sinking into mattresses or soft mattresses. We have a memory foam (or latex…not sure) topper that we will use with the mattress. Which king mattress would you recommend? Thank you. Mike & Stacey

  24. I have arthritis in my back and neck. I'm learning to sleep on my side after a lifetime of stomach sleeping. Which mattress would be best for me. I weigh about 165 lbs.

  25. Great review with a lot of great information.
    Torn between original or mint. I'm around 175 lbs and mostly a side sleeper. Any suggestions?

  26. Hi. I'm 5'8" 180lb with a shoulder impingement. I've had memory foam in the past where I experienced terrific lower back aches. I found that I sunk in these beds and could not move from side to side without requiring the aid of a small ladder. I'm a side sleeper but never end up in the same spot that I originated in. May I ask how long you stayed on your side before trying to switch sides? I have been told that anything less than 20 min is pointless. Thanks

  27. Looking at your video's and must say, wow. great detailed reviews. thank you so much. I do have a question which I hope you'll provide some insight to. My partner is a stomach sleeper and I'm a side sleeper. We are looking for a good quality bed in a box to fit our needs. we narrowed it down to tuft and needle mint and the allswell luxe but perhaps you can shine some light into another choice or your opinion on those two. Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you!

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  29. Hi! Id love your suggestion between the Tuft and needle mint or original for my husband and I. I’m mostly a side sleeper but will lay on my back sometimes. I weigh around 118 pounds. Right now I have two herniated disc’s in my neck. My husband is mostly a back sleeper and weighs around 185. We took a sleep test at some mattress store and we both were in the soft category. I was in the middle of the softest level and he was towards the end of it by the firmer soft side but still in the soft category. Thank you!

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