Sweet Zzz Latex Mattress
Very few mattresses get the idea of affordable luxury right. The Natures Novel is a 12-inch latex mattress made with both Talalay and Dunlop latex and a firm support base at a price that is much less than your average latex bed.
We ordered ours in the split king size to get the feel, comfort, and support of both their Firm and Medium-soft models. That and we also wanted to have the buying experience of the Natures Novel and see for ourselves how good their customer service and delivery was.
We researched and tested this mattress for days and know we know what makes it one of the most popular latex mattresses in the market. Still, is it really good for all your needs? Read below to find out.
Pros and Cons of Natures Novel mattress
Who Is The Natures Novel Mattress For?
- You’ll Love Natures Novel Mattress If:
- You enjoy good firm support with a responsive feel and little hug.
- You’re used to the latex feel. This mattress is one of the best latex feels out there.
- You are health-conscious and want something that is made of more natural and green materials.
- You want to buy from a reputable company that has been in business longer than most and also does it best to help in the environment and give back.
- You are a couple looking for a mattress that supports amorous activities very well yet still comes with no motion transfer or noise.
- You are an average or heavyweight sleeper and want something to support your weight and stay in shape for many years to come.
- You Might Not Like Natures Novel Mattress If:
- You are looking for a very soft mattress that hugs your body.
- You want a mattress with a memory foam feel that responds slowly to movement. This mattress is both bouncy and responsive.
- You are looking for extremely firm edge support.
Layers and Specifications of Natures Novel Mattress
The Natures Novel as we said earlier comes in two different firmness levels; The Firm and the Medium-soft. Both are similar in their design with the Talalay latex on top for comfort and the Dunlop latex under it for extra support. Here is the breakdown of the layer:
Natural cotton cover
First, you have the one inch quilted cotton cover that goes around the mattress but not under it. This cover is very luxurious in its look and feel. It is very thick but still very soft and comfortable.
Natural wool fire barrier
The quilt of the cover also goes sews through a think layer of 0.5 inch of natural wool that is placed under the cotton. This layer acts as the natural fire barrier for the whole mattress and goes around all six sides. The use of wool is much better than chemical fire barriers.
Natural Talalay latex
The first foam layer is 2 inches of natural Talalay latex. Talalay latex is great at reducing pressure on the shoulders and giving the mattress a nice cushion and contour to maximize comfort.
Natural Dunlop latex
Under the Talalay latex comes a 2 inch layer of Dunlop latex. Dunlop is firmer than Talalay and offers more support than comfort and so being the second layer is a great use of it in the Natures Novel.
At the final layer, we have the 7 inches base layer of the Natures Novel that is extra firm to give enough support to those on the heavier side. This layer also increases the overall longevity of the mattress by keeping it in shape and acting as the foundation for all other layers.
(Under 140 lbs):
Now that we know how the mattress is constructed, we move on to how well its design does with the different sleeping positions and weight groups.
Lightweight side sleepers
This group might feel that the firm model is too firm for them and so we certainly recommend the medium-soft model here. According to our testing, the medium-soft does fairly well for lightweight side sleepers.
Lightweight back sleepers.
This group can go with the firm if they prefer firmer feeling mattresses but we found out that it is still better to go with the medium-soft as a lightweight back sleeper since it reduces the pressure on both lower and upper back significantly more while the spine remains in perfect alignment because of the firm support from the lower layers.
Lightweight stomach sleepers.
This group like the one above it can go with either but if you are to listen to professional recommendation then we still think the medium-soft just performed better here.
In short, if you are lightweight, no matter your sleeping position we recommend the medium-soft Natures Novel for you.
(140 – 240 lbs):
Average weight side sleepers
It is best to go with the medium-soft as well for its amazing pressure relief and contouring. Average weight people will sink in more than lighter people thus needing more contouring and so we recommend the medium-soft for them as well.
Average weight back sleepers
They can go with either one. For this category of people, it’s more a matter of preference than anything else. If you like firmer mattress then go with the firm. If you want something with more give, then go with the medium-soft.
Average weight stomach sleepers.
Our recommendation goes to the firm model since sinking in for stomach sleepers is not a very good thing. However, if you are more used to something firm with a softer top then go with the other model.
(240 lbs or more):
Heavyweight side sleepers:
They are like the other two side sleeper categories and so they are better off going with the medium-soft. You need pressure relief and contouring for your shoulder to sink in and be comfortable, so you need the medium-soft. Our test showed that the medium-soft is more than supportive for heavier people but unlike the firm model it is also accommodating for side sleepers.
Heavyweight back sleepers
They are certainly better off with the firm model. Heavier people that also sleep on their back, need way more support than comfort. The firm model will certainly see to their needs while also hold their weight for many years to come.
Heavyweight stomach sleepers.
Same as above, the firm model would work better here. That is because this category of people need firm support to allow little but enough sink. This allows them to sleep comfortably while the Talalay latex on top is more than enough cushion.
As we know by now, the Natures Novel mattress comes in two distinctive firmness levels.
The Firm Natures Novel Mattress
It has a firmness rating of 8 out of 10. It is a truly firm feeling mattress and one of the very few offered online. Most manufacturers take the safer route by giving their beds medium feels but Sweet Zzz takes a well-rewarded risk here and gives us one of the firmest mattresses online. Though firm, the mattress is designed with a nice softer layer on top to give it that much needed softness and cushion.
The Medium-soft Natures Novel Mattress
It has a firmness rating of 6 out of 10. This bed has a distinctively softer top with a noticeable firmer bottom to make for what they call a true soft but firm feel.
The Natures Novel is built very well with condensed foam layers of Talalay and Dunlop while the cover is made of natural wool and cotton. Simply put, the way this mattress is structured leaves very little room for sagging and body indentation.
Because of this durable and effective design, the Sweet Zzz company gives a lifetime warranty on their mattresses. This not only shows confidence in their commitment to quality but also acts as the peace of mind you need with a purchase this large.
Considering the quality of this mattress and the company that sells it, the Natures Novel offers a great value for the money. Latex is generally more expensive than anything else but Talalay latex is always the most expensive of foams.
Seen how this mattress employees it along with Dunlop latex, wool, and cotton while still offering a great price tag is an advantage the Natures Novel will always have over other latex beds.
Because Sweet Zzz does not want to use edge support foam, the Natures Novel has the Talalay and Dunlop latex on the edges. Unlike the edge support foam, Talalay and Dunlop latex are meant to flex and contour to your body making them sink in when pressure is applied.
This means that when you do sit on the edge the mattress might sink in a little extra than what you’re used to. This makes the surface of the mattress great for sleeping of course but not so good for sitting, but that’s understandable.
This is one of the areas where this mattress thrives. All the materials used are open-celled and cool by nature. From the cotton and wool cover to the Talalay and Dunlop latex. According to our testing, this mattress never felt warm or hot in any way.
When it comes to couples all latex mattresses are great and the Natures novel is no exception.
Being all foam with no coils means very little motion can be transferred between the couples. Another thing to point out is that this mattress has a high profile and a heavyweight that keeps the mattress in place, reducing any motion altogether.
Same as above, the all-foam design means no squeaking and no noise whatsoever. Some mattresses with plastic cover can also make noise but that is not the case here with a natural cotton cover
A good sex experience requires a mattress that is bouncy, comfortable, and durable to handle the wear and tear of the activity. The Natures Novel has all of these requirements down so it ranks very high for sex.
Natures Novel mattress comes with a lifetime warranty.
The best part of the warranty is that it stays non-prorated for the duration of the warranty meaning that the mattress will not lose value over years and you’ll get your replacement free of charge.
Like with any warranty, the devil is in the details and the details in this warranty state that the warranty can only be honored for the person who purchased the mattress. This is normal as all warranties ask the same.
Also, to make sure that your warranty is not voided, the mattress has to be clean. Mattress companies do this because if they see any stain on the cover it indicates that the sagging was the result of customer abuse and not common wear and tear.
Overall, the Natures Novel has one of the most generous warranties in the Bed in a box industry.
The Natures Novel offers a 100 nigh sleep trial during which you can return the mattress free of charge. After we finished testing the two twin xl Natures Novel mattresses and were sure there was nothing else to test, we wanted to return the mattress to get a feel of how things work with them and how quickly.
The company didn’t disappoint as they replied within a day and took care of the return pretty smoothly.
Natures Novel Mattress FAQ’s
Yes, in a matter of fact we tested in on the floor, bed frame, and a king split adjustable bed and the mattress worked perfectly well on all. Because of the flexible nature of latex, the Natures Novel performed very well with an adjustable bed.
No, it is designed like a single-sided mattress and so it can only be used on one side. The idea is to have a cushioning top and supportive base and so this mattress is single sided.
Yes, since it is OEKO-TEX Class 1 certified it is very green and good for allergies. When we first opened the mattress, it had a very miner latex smell that dissipated quickly and we never felt like our allergy symptoms increased. If this product is certified to be safe for kids, then it should be safe for you.
Natures Novel is a great latex mattress utilizing both Talalay and Dunlop latex to achieve comfort and support while also using a natural cover and fire barrier for a greener approach.
If you are looking for the latex feel and want something firm then the firm model is for you and if you want something with a much softer top but the same support the medium-soft is for.
Here you have it, everything you need to know about this latex mattress. If you need assistance deciding or have any questions, we’re here for you as always.