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Tuft & Needle Ten Mattress Review

I suppose I’m due for a review for our new mattress.  I wanted to do it earlier but actually a month is a sufficient period of time to do a proper review of a mattress.  Once I had my order placed, I checked my shipping status every day.  If you’re like me (bad with money) and you order lots of things off the internet, you should have the UPS app.  It’s like tracking Santa with your gifts, only you bought them.  Yes it’s not going to ship with 2-day shipping but equally as good is FREE shipping and this is true for for all Tuft & Needle orders!  Of course you’ll have to wait a little longer but I would expect that with something as large as a mattress.


Our Ten was delivered in just about a week.  As I stated before, I was pretty excited about getting it.  The UPS guy knocked on my door and made sure that there was space to put it down inside.  I think he said he needed a hand so I went out to help him.  He said it was heavy so I should be careful.  I had done research so I knew it comes rolled up in a box.  I picked up my end, it wasn’t that heavy.  I mean I’m a somewhat big guy and I lift heavy things at the gym but I’m no Zyzz.  I was able to lift it by myself so I threw it over my shoulder and headed inside.


The box was probably about 2’x2’x5′.  I slid the mattress roll out and brought it up to our bedroom.  After cutting off the plastic, it was pretty cool to watch the mattress unravel.  I wanted to take a Hyperlapse of it but I only have two hands.  Plus that might be the shortest Hyperlapse video ever.  I’ve read about a “chemical” smell bothering people, but it really wasn’t that bad to me.  I think I have a pretty sensitive nose too.

I laid down on it and it already felt pretty firm but I guess you’re supposed to let it fill out/expand for a couple hours.  I had to eat dinner anyway so I let it be.  Then I realized it was Tuesday, which is the night I play basketball.  You see, on basketball night my wife lets our daughter sleep with her so I have to sleep in her bed.  I’ve already waited over a week so what’s one more day?


Our initial thoughts were that it was really firm.  I think it’s in part to being so used to this old now-soft mattress and it’s predecessors.  I really liked it but to be honest it took some getting used to.  The first morning, my body was a little sore.  After a few days I was fine.

I no longer feel achey in the mornings.  With a softer bed, I felt like I wasn’t getting the support I need.  Something that usually goes hand in hand with aches is feeling tired.  I definitely feel like I get a better night’s sleep.  I tend to be a side-sleeper and I told this to my masseuse.  She said that may be why I have neck and back aches.  I’ve always felt like when I sleep on my right side, the left side of my neck and shoulders would tense up and vice versa.  She recommended that I try to sleep on my back to avoid this.  I have found that it’s been easier to do this.  I think a softer mattress would give more in spots like your hips and shoulders.  So far I haven’t woken up with any knots, knock on wood.

I’ve noticed that when my wife gets in and out of bed, I don’t really notice it.  I don’t feel any of the movement I used to experience with a traditional mattress.  This is good because I typically go to bed later than my wife.  Another observation is about the edges of the bed.  When I sit down to put my socks on, it doesn’t have the same support of a traditional mattress.  Does this matter at all?  Absolutely not.

Wrapping It Up

I like that it only costs $500 for a queen size Ten.  I think that’s relatively low for a quality mattress considering I’ve had friends that have spent much more.  I’m very happy with the purchase.  I would definitely recommend a Tuft & Needle mattress to anyone that is looking.  Actually, I am considering buying a full size Ten to put on my daughter’s bed.  It would be a win-win for her and me!

Note:  This week, the company updated their warranty.  At the time of purchase the warranty for all mattresses was 7 years.  It’s now a nice round 10 years!

Tuft & Needle Ten Mattress

This is going to sound a tad lame, but I’m anxious to get my new mattress. Yesterday, I ordered a new mattress from Tuft & Needle after reading all the glowing reviews on Amazon. I think I first heard about Tuft & Needle on Reddit but I’m not positive. I was intrigued by their story.  Basically, the founders were put off by the mattress shopping experience and set out to solve this problem. They ended up designing and manufacturing their own.

I had a nice firm mattress but my wife wanted to get the Heavenly Bed by Westin because our friends raved about theirs. I’m not sure why I agreed because it was way too soft for me. Since then, we’ve probably had 3 other mattresses.  They’re fine initially but over time they lose their firmness and it just doesn’t feel as nice.

One common thing is they’ve all developed the infamous hump. I always thought this was due to the bed frame and slats, but I’ve recently read that it’s just from sleeping on the two sides. Turning your mattress wouldn’t really help since you’re never really sleeping in the middle. Actually, my wife used to sleep on most of the bed while I ended up as close as you could to the edge without falling off.

After researching, I found out that Amazon only sells the Five which is the 5” model. This year, T&N introduced their new flagship 10” model, appropriately named the Ten. That’s what I ended up ordering, not just because it might feel better but we can use our existing bedding. Getting new sheets for a 5” mattress would be slightly annoying.  The Ten is available directly through the T&N website.  The checkout process is pretty simple.

When you check out, you are presented with two options for delivery date. You can either schedule an available day or select soonest possible day. I chose the latter and it looks like my expected delivery date is Nov 11th. Amazon Prime and Zappos VIP have ruined online shipping speeds for me. Anything more than two-day shipping feels like a long time.

I hope I’m not getting too excited and setting my expectations too high. I tend to be disappointed when something is so hyped. We’ll see in about two weeks.  I’ll definitely follow up with a review after I’ve slept on it.  If it works out, I’ll probably buy two Fives for the kids.