If you’re looking for a coil-based mattress that’s environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, comfortable, and pressure-relieving, the Nolah Natural mattress might be right for you.
This 11” mattress is a luxurious latex hybrid with increased breathability and cooling. It is also made with high-quality and eco-friendly materials such as recycled steel coils, Talalay latex, organic wool, and cotton. The Talalay latex is gently contouring, supportive, and responsive.
Further, Nolah claims that the Talalay latex offers 3x better pressure relief than synthetic and Dunlop latex alternatives. Read our full review below to help decide if this mattress is right for you.
Who We Recommend The Nolah Natural 11” For
- Eco-friendly shoppers – The Nolah Natural is built with many eco-friendly materials, such as Talalay latex, recycled steel coils, and organic cotton and wool. This makes the mattress a great luxury option for environmentally-mindful buyers.
- Hot sleepers – The Nolah Natural is great for hot sleepers, as it contains temperature-regulating comfort layers and a breathable cotton cover. The comfort layers include temperature-regulating wool and temperature-neutral Talalay latex foam.
- People with back pain – The Nolah Natural offers a good mix of support and pressure relief, making it a viable option for many people with back pain. The Talalay latex offers gentle contouring support and three times more pressure relief than common latex alternatives.
Who We Don’t Recommend The Nolah Natural 11” For
- Stomach sleepers – The Nolah Natural may not be supportive enough for most stomach sleepers. If you are of average or heavy weight, sleeping on your stomach may not be comfortable on this mattress.
- Heavy sleepers – This mattress isn’t the best for heavier sleepers. Stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may not get enough support. Additionally, those weighing over 300 pounds will need a more supportive mattress regardless of their sleeping position.
- Couples – The Nolah Natural contains coils and latex, so it won’t isolate motion well. For couples, this means that you are more likely to be disturbed by the other person’s movements.
First Impressions: Firmness & Feel
Firmness Scale: 6/10
Please remember that firmness is a subjective characteristic and your shape will dictate how you experience a bed. A heavier person whose weight can more easily push through softer comfort and support layers may experience a bed as softer than a lightweight person. The way you are shaped could also play a role here. Consider your weight, shape, and size when evaluating firmness scores.
Mattress firmness reflects how soft, or firm a mattress feels when you lie on it. The Nolah Natural rates at a 6 out of 10 on our firmness scale, which we consider a medium-firm feel.
This Nolah bed should offer good support for most individuals, but heavier stomach sleepers may find the mattress too soft.
While mattress firmness can affect support, a firmer mattress does not always mean a more supportive one. Furthermore, a heavier person and a lighter person will feel a mattress differently, with a heavier person experiencing more softness than a lighter person would on the same bed.
How Does It Feel?
The Nolah Natural differs significantly from a memory foam alternative, even with the same firmness rating. Most people will be resting on top of this mattress rather than sinking into it due to the strong support offered by the base layer.
This mattress contains a robust coil system and responsive comfort layers. These layers cause the bed to be more bouncy, which isn’t desirable for those requiring lots of motion isolation. However, the bounciness will make it easier to move around and switch sleeping positions.
What We Like About the Nolah Natural 11”
- Minimal off-gassing – The Nolah Natural is made of high-quality eco-friendly materials, so it won’t have a strong chemical smell. Instead, it has a faint earthy smell for a day or two after opening.
- Pressure-relief – The Talalay latex offers incredible pressure relief for average to lightweight side and back sleepers.
- It’s soft but still supportive – The wool and latex gently contour your body, while the coils offer a strong support system for most.
Our Nolah Natural 11” Complaints
- Edge support – The edge support is decent while lying down, but the mattress’s top layers sink if you sit on the edge.
- Motion transfer – Due to the buoyant nature of latex and coils, the Nolah Natural is not very good at isolating motion from one side of the bed to the other.
- Stomach sleepers – This mattress is too soft for most stomach sleepers and is likely only comfortable for lightweight stomach sleepers.
Testing the Nolah Natural 11” Mattress: How it Performed
Sleeping Positions for Different Body Types
The Nolah Natural can support up to 350 pounds on Twin, Twin XL, or Full sizes. On a Queen, the Nolah Natural is can support a total of 600 pounds or 300 pounds per side. Any size larger than Queen can support 350 pounds per side, which would be 700 pounds total.
|Weight||Side Sleepers||Back Sleepers||Stomach Sleepers
|Lightweight Sleepers (-130 lbs)||★★★||★★★||★★★|
|Average-Weight Sleepers (130-230 lbs)||★★★||★★★||★☆☆|
|Heavyweight Sleepers (+230 lbs)||★★☆||★★☆||☆☆☆|
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight side sleepers should be very comfortable on the Nolah Natural, getting plenty of support and pressure relief.
- Average Weight Sleepers – Average weight side sleepers should feel well-supported and experience pressure relief for their shoulders and hips.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavyweight side sleepers should feel comfortable and supported, experiencing some pressure relief from the plush layers.
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight back sleepers won’t compress the bed too much, allowing them to get plenty of support, including necessary lumbar lifting.
- Average Weight Sleepers – Average-weight back sleepers should feel well-supported on the Nolah Natural, maintaining spinal alignment all night.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavyweight back sleepers should feel comfy and supported, and the supportive coils should stop them from bottoming out.
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight people should be comfortable sleeping on their stomachs.
- Average Weight Sleepers – Average-weight stomach sleepers carrying more weight may find this mattress too soft.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavyweight sleepers will not get the necessary support when sleeping on their stomach.
Pressure Relief & Pain
The Nolah Natural is very effective at pressure relief and is a wonderful option for those with back pain. This mattress l is made with Talalay latex, which is reported to be three times more effective at pressure relief than synthetic or Dunlop latex.
Unlike other all-latex mattresses, the Nolah Natural is also a hybrid, so it can provide more support and alignment through the coils. This support and alignment, paired with comforting pressure relief, should help those with pain.
Back Pain – Most people with back pain should feel well-supported and experience excellent pressure relief from the Talalay latex layers. The exception to this is stomach sleepers who are average weight or heavier since their lower back could curve, leading to more discomfort.
Hip Pain – Side sleepers should feel the gentle contour of the wool and latex and the robust support of the coils. Paired with this mattress's pressure relief, these sleepers should experience some relief from hip pain.
Shoulder Pain – This mattress is great for almost all side sleepers, gently contouring your body and offering strong support. Furthermore, the pressure-relief capabilities of the Talalay latex should help with shoulder discomfort.
The Nolah Natural offers robust support via the HDMax™ Tri-Zone™ support coil system, which makes up 8 of the 11 inches in this mattress. This thick bouncy coil system should keep your body aligned throughout the night. Paired with the restorative and supportive latex layers, most people should feel well-supported by this mattress.
Although the Nolah Natural can support at least 350 pounds, those who weigh more than 300 pounds may prefer an alternative option to ensure they have enough lifting for good spine alignment.
Edge support is decent when lying down, but you may sink some while sitting on the sides.
Motion transfer is a quality measured by how much motion is transferred from one side of the bed to the other. Some co-sleepers prefer motion isolation so that when one person switches positions or gets in and out of bed often, the other person does not feel it. Memory foam beds are usually great for motion isolation, while coil or latex beds often transfer motion more.
The Nolah Natural is a latex and coil hybrid, which means it has sufficient bounce, making it a poor option for those who want as little motion transfer as possible to get a good night’s sleep.
Temperature Regulation / Cooling
Temperature regulation and cooling are important features for those who tend to overheat when they sleep. Additionally, some couples prefer this feature if sleeping together causes overheating.
The Nolah Natural includes many temperature-regulating layers, making it a great option for hot sleepers. The spring coil base promotes airflow, the Talalay latex is temperature-neutral, the wool is temperature-regulating, and the cotton cover is breathable.
Performance for Couples
Couples may benefit from the temperature regulation and cooling capabilities of the Nolah Natural, which can keep them from becoming too hot in the middle of the night. This mattress is also incredibly bouncy, which is great for mobility and switching positions. The benefits of a bouncy mattress are also desirable for sexually-active couples.
However, this bounciness is also reflected in poor motion isolation. This means that if your partner switches positions often or gets in and out of bed at times you do not, that motion will be transferred to your side of the bed.
For More Information: Best Mattresses for Couples
The Nolah Natural is a bed-in-a-box model, which means that you’ll need to unbox it and let it re-inflate on its own. You’ll need to buy a base if you don’t want to put it on the floor, but any level surface should do as long as there aren’t any large gaps.
The Nolah Natural is made with many eco-friendly materials, such as recycled steel coils, Talalay latex, and organic cotton and wool.
The Nolah Natural is a latex hybrid, which is wonderful for hot sleepers. The coil system allows for a lot of airflow, and latex is temperature-neutral. The upper wool layer is temperature-regulating, and the cotton cover is also breathable.
This mattress is made with high-quality, durable materials. The Nolah Natural is expected to last for at least 10 years due to its remarkable quality construction.
The Nolah Natural is extremely bouncy, making it easier to move around on. This is often a quality people look for if they have trouble with mobility or frequently switch positions.
Construction: What’s Inside Nolah Natural 11”?
The Nolah Natural is an 11-inch tall mattress made with hypoallergenic, natural, and organic materials. The latex and coils offer support, body alignment, and pressure relief, topped by temperature-regulating wool and a breathable cotton cover. Even below the coil base layer, Nolah adds quality wool and cotton-blend padding for added durability, which should help extend the bed’s lifespan.
- The organic cotton cover is breathable and luxurious, adding a plush outer layer to the Nolah Natural that won’t trap heat for surface-level cooling.
- The organic wool top layer is the upper comfort unit and is made of wool, which helps to regulate body heat and acts as a natural fire barrier.
- The Talalay latex foam is 2 inches thick and is the second comfort layer on this bed. Talalay latex is a high-quality material that is responsive, pressure-relieving, and completely temperature-neutral.
- The second Talalay latex foam layer also serves as a transition unit, offering deep and restorative full-body support.
- The 8-inch coil base is made of Nolah’s patented HDMax™ Tri-Zone™ support coil system, a thicker and bouncy base intended to support your body and help maintain proper body alignment.
- The natural cotton and wool foundation gives the mattress extra durability.
- The organic cotton bottom cover adds a clean look, protection for the mattress layers, and transportability. Nolah even added handles to the sides for easier mattress moving.
Unboxing & Off-Gassing
It’s common for bed-in-a-box mattresses to off gas when opened, and the Nolah Natural is no exception. Thankfully, the Nolah Natural is made of eco-friendly materials, so you shouldn’t experience a chemical smell. Instead, this mattress emits a faint earthy scent. This is normal and should begin to fade in 24-48 hours with proper room ventilation.
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified – The Nolah Natural contains wool and cotton that meet this leading worldwide standard for organic fibers.
- Oeko-Tex® 100 Class 1 Certified – The latex components of the Nolah Natural meet the Class 1 standard for direct human contact, meaning they are free of harmful chemicals and substances.
- eco-INSTITUT Certified – All latex components of the Nolah Natural also meet the eco-INSTITUT standard for VOCs. This means that the latex is low in or free of volatile organic compounds.
- Rainforest Alliance Certified – This certification guarantees that Nolah follows sustainable forest practices and responsible business practices when harvesting from rubber tree farms.
- Cradle to Cradle Certified – The Nolah Natural also meets this standard for safe and sustainable practices in five categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
Coupons, Trials, Warranties, and Shipping
- Shipping – Shipping is free within the contiguous United States through FedEx.
- Trial – Nolah offers a 120-night trial with this bed.
- Warranty – Customers will get a lifetime limited warranty.
- Return Policy – It costs 99 dollars for a return pickup if you are unsatisfied before the end of your trial period.
Sizes & Prices
|Twin||38” x 74.5” x 11”||$1,499|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 11”||$1,599|
|Full||54” x 74.5” x 11”||$1,699|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||$1,899|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||$2,099|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 11”||$2,099|
|Split King||38” x 80” x 11”||$3,198|
Frequently Asked Questions
How firm is a Nolah Natural mattress?
The Nolah Natural is considered a medium-firm mattress, with a rating of 6 out of 10.
Is the Nolah Natural organic?
Yes, the Nolah Natural contains certified organic wool and cotton.
How long has Nolah been in business?
Nolah has been developing mattresses since 2007.
Where are Nolah mattresses made?
Nolah manufactures their mattresses in eight locations across the U.S., using American-made materials.
Is the Nolah Natural a good mattress?
Yes, the Nolah Natural is a good mattress for many types of sleepers. This bed is made with high-quality eco-friendly materials that have earned the mattress multiple certifications.
Nolah Natural vs Other Brands
Nolah Natural vs. PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
- One Firmness Option
- Talalay Latex
- Contains Coils
- Two Firmness Options
- Talalay Latex and Arpico Latex
- No Coils
Who We Recommend the Nolah Natural 11” For
- Hybrid mattress fans
- Combination sleepers
- People with limited mobility
Who We Recommend the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss For
- Latex mattress fans
- People wanting more customization
- Shoppers who prefer beds without coils
Nolah Natural vs. Avocado Green
- Pressure-relieving Talalay latex
- Nolah-patented Tri-Zone™coils
- Vegan option
- 6.5/10 firmness
- Dunlop latex
Who We Recommend the Nolah Natural 11” For
- People who need good pressure relief
- Back Sleepers
- Eco-conscious Shoppers
Who We Recommend the Avocado Green For
- People who want no off-gassing
- People who need firmer support
- Vegan customers
Nolah Natural vs Other Nolah Models
Nolah Natural vs. Nolah
- 7 layers
- Talalay latex
- Eco-friendly construction
- Foam mattress
- 5/10 firmness
- Great motion isolation
Who We Recommend the Nolah Natural 11” For
- Hybrid mattress fans
- People with back pain
- Luxury shoppers
Who We Recommend the Nolah For
- People needing a softer bed
- Couples who want motion isolation
- Budget shoppers
Nolah Natural vs. Nolah Evolution
- 7 Layers
- 6/10 firmness
- Talalay latex and coils
- Multiple firmness options
- Cooling features
- 8 layers
Who We Recommend the Nolah Natural 11” For
- Hybrid mattress lovers
- People seeking pressure-relief
- Luxury Shoppers
Who We Recommend the Nolah Evolution For
- Shoppers who need more customization
- People who prefer a thicker bed
- Hot sleepers
The Nolah Natural is a luxury latex hybrid mattress for the environmentally mindful buyer, offering the best of both latex and springs.
Side sleepers of any weight under 300 pounds should be comfortable and enjoy the slightly softer feel and quality support. The Talalay latex should help to relieve pressure on the shoulder and hips, and the comfort layers should offer a gentle contour to your body’s curves.
Back sleepers under 300 pounds should benefit from the robust support and reliable body alignment provided by the coils in the Nolah Natural. Additionally, the comfort layers should give relief to uncomfortable pressure points. However, the best lumbar support will be experienced by lightweight individuals.
Stomach sleepers over 130 pounds may find this mattress too soft for their comfort and preference, and those over 230 pounds might not get the necessary support at all. Overall, this mattress is not recommended for most stomach sleepers, who may prefer a more firm or supportive mattress.
Combination sleepers should get the necessary support when lying on their back or side but might not get enough support while on their stomachs. Depending on your weight and preferred positions, this may be acceptable. However, sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds and rotate onto their stomach often may prefer a different mattress.
The Nolah Natural received a 2 out of 5 because of its lack of motion isolation. While the buoyancy of the materials may be preferred by some pairings, those looking for more restful sleep specifically would likely prefer a bed with better motion-isolating capabilities.
Heavy sleepers who enjoy a mattress on the softer side should like the Nolah Natural, particularly if they sleep on their side and/or back. However, this Nolah mattress may not be supportive enough for stomach sleepers or people over 300 pounds. Instead, we’d recommend a firmer or more supportive mattress for these sleepers.
Lightweight sleepers should get the most out of this mattress, able to sleep in any of the three positions comfortably. Lightweight sleepers should also experience fantastic lumbar support from this bed. With that being said, lighter sleepers might experience less pressure-relieving capabilities since they do not sink as far into the mattress, but overall, they should feel comfortable.
Average Weight Sleepers
Average-weight sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds should be comfortable sleeping on their side or back, but they may prefer a firmer mattress for sleeping on their stomach. Additionally, average-weight sleepers should experience excellent pressure relief for their shoulders, hips, and back.
The materials are high-quality, durable, and eco-friendly. The Nolah Natural contains 5 layers (7 if you include the top and bottom covers), and each layer is carefully crafted to elicit the best qualities of the materials used. This is further complemented by the brand’s 120-night trial and lifetime limited warranty, which shows they stand behind their product.
The Nolah Natural is an investment in durability, support, and comfort. The eco-friendly materials are high-quality and long-lasting, and the mattress is expected to last at least 10 years. With easy set-up and minimal off-gassing, there isn’t much to complain about.
If you’re looking for a mattress that strikes a good balance of support and pressure relief, you can find it with this Nolah bed. While the Nolah Natural has some exceptional features, we don’t think this mattress is a great option for most stomach sleepers, who may prefer a firmer bed that keeps their midsection lifted. Additionally, couples requiring motion isolation may want a different option.
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