Many people struggle with finding a new mattress after their old one quits on them, and nobody wants to make the mistake of buying one that only makes their nights worse. Luckily, the Luxi mattress is one of the most customizable mattresses you can find as it lets you swap around its interior layers for either a soft, medium or firm feel.
In this Luxi mattress review, we’ll be going over its key features, who it’s best designed for, how it’s constructed, how its comfort level is, other considerations to keep in mind, and a final word to wrap everything up and help you decide whether the mattress is worth trying.
The Luxi mattress is certainly different from your regular bed-in-a-box since you’re able to customize how firm you’d like each side to be. This can be an especially useful feature if you sleep with a partner that has a different sleeping preference.
The all-foam bed is made up of four swappable layers which are the top layer for cooling and comfort, the second layer for pressure relief, the third layer for support, and the bottom layer for foundation. Altogether, these layers create a 10-inch thick mattress and can be customized for a soft, medium, or firm feel.
As for the cover of the Luxi mattress, it’s made from a combination of polyester, viscose, and elastane (or spandex). The cover adds an additional degree of softness being that it’s quilted with half an inch of foam. It’s mostly white in color, although there’s a grey strip along the bottom part of the mattress along with a zipper that splits the colors so that you can remove the top half and change the foam layers around.
Unlike other mattresses that use a straight line edge for their covers, Luxi’s cover uses a “waterfall edge,” which helps to make sure the layers fit nicely and the cover looks visually appealing after the layers are switched around.
The Queen size bed weighs roughly 80 pounds and you can go as small as Twin or as big as California King.
Who is the Luxi Mattress Good For?
You’ll appreciate the Luxi mattress if you’re typically worried about buying a mattress that doesn’t fit your needs at all. With Luxi, you can swap out layers to customize your sleeping preference anytime to test out which firmness is best for you. This is an especially handy feature for those who aren’t completely sure what they’re comfortable with.
The customization option is also ideal for those who sleep with a partner that has different sleeping preferences since you can customize each side of the bed. For example, if you like the bed soft but your partner likes the bed firm, you can simply take off the cover to reveal two split sides instead of one whole piece and swap what you want.
The Luxi mattress is great for those who want the best value out of their mattress since there’s not a lot of beds that let you customize each side at its price point. If you have pretty average sleeping preferences such as medium firmness, then you won’t feel much of a benefit with this mattress. Although, if you’re more into spring beds, don’t expect this one to turn you into a foam lover.
As mentioned before, the Luxi mattress has four foam layers that can be manually switched around to better suit your comfort levels.
The top layer is made of 1.5 inches of Dunlop latex and is designed for cooling and comfort. Because this layer is aerated, the foam has a lot more breathability to maintain a cool sleeping surface. The second layer provides pressure relief and is made of one inch of memory foam. It additionally has a role in being the transition layer between the top and third foam layers.
The third layer adds support and is made from 3.5 inches of unique memory foam heads that allow compression, pressure relief, and contour at light weights. They react to your weight and how you’re positioned to give you optimal comfort and support no matter if you’re a stomach, side, or back sleeper. Lastly, the bottom layer is the foundation made of 3.5 inches of polyurethane foam and gives the mattress its shape.
The medium setting for the mattress from top to bottom is the default Dunlop latex layer, memory foam, memory foam heads, and the polyurethane foundation layer. The firmness level of the bed can be switched from medium to soft by simply flipping over the top three layers so that the foam heads are on top and the latex layer is third.
From here, for a firmer bed, bring the foundation layer to the top and leave the rest of the layers as they are.
Along with the four foam layers is the quilted cover which is made from 73% polyester, 23% viscose, and 4% elastane. The zipper on the cover is relatively easy to use and won’t snag as much as other mattress covers. If you feel that covers take away the properties of the mattress itself, you can always replace it.
Comfort Level and Support
On the mattress firmness scale, the default medium setting is measured at 5.5 out of 10 with 10 being the most firm. The soft setting comes in at 3.5 out of 10 and the firm setting comes in at around an 8 out of 10.
If you’re a stomach or side sleeper, the soft feel might be a good option since medium or firm could give you back pain as the bed can create odd angles along your lower back which leads to support issues. A softer mattress better supports your whole body and conforms to your hips, shoulders, and stomach to relieve pressure and support your weight.
Some side sleepers may want a little more firmness so that their spine is better aligned, thus the medium setting creates ideal body contouring and support. Back sleepers can also benefit from this setting to avoid lower back and shoulder pain.
When it comes to the mattress’s bounce factor, the latex in the comfort layer is the most responsible, although the foam heads play a secondary role. In the medium firmness setting when the latex layer is at the top, the mattress seems to have a little more bounce than the soft version.
In comparison, the soft version means the memory foam heads are the top layer and are designed to absorb more energy but creates a slower response and less bounce. As for the firm setting, it’s more likely in the middle as there’s some response but not enough where it’s obviously noticeable.
Because of the cooling channels between each foam head combined with the cooling latex layer, you’re bound to get a better sleep and won’t find yourself getting uncomfortably warm where you wake up with a headache. However, this works best if you have the bed in a soft setting but won’t work as well in the medium and firm setting since the airflow is blocked more.
When it comes to motion transfer, we found there’s little to none since the construction of the mattress is designed to be effective in limiting motion transfer when sharing the mattress. This is a huge bonus for couples who sleep with a partner that’s sensitive to movement, which means no more waking up grumpy from your partner getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
New Mattress Smell/Off-Gassing
Almost all new mattress have that initial smell that’s usually from the manufacturing, processing, and packaging process. Although, there’s nothing to worry about since Luxi mattresses use CertiPUR-US certified foams ensuring that there aren’t any toxic chemicals being used during production. This renders the smell of the mattress completely harmless.
If the smell of the new foam does bother you, you can air out the mattress for 24-48 hours before sleeping on it, but in most cases, the odor is very minimal and almost undetectable.
Although comfort is an important factor in whether or not a bed truly works for you, many tend to forget that sinkage is also a key factor that can either make or break a mattress. Based on tests using a person of 145 pounds and using a medium firmness setting, the rough levels of sinkage are detailed below.
- When laying on your back, you can expect to see around 3.5 inches of sinkage.
- On your sides, you can expect for four inches of sinkage.
- When you’re softly sitting on the edge of the bed, expect 4.5 inches of sinkage.
- When you’re sitting on the bed with your full body weight, expect 5.5 inches of sinkage.
- Standing in the middle of the bed will result in roughly seven inches of sinkage.
After you purchase the Luxi mattress, Luxi offers an extremely generous 1,000 night trial period before you decide to keep it or send it back. You need to try out the bed for at least 30 days before you return it, but this should give you plenty of time for your body to adjust before you make your final decision on whether or not you’d like to return the mattress.
The Luxi mattress has a rather great value for what it can do, especially considering that it’s one of the only mattresses that allow you to customize its firmness.
You can choose from a size as small as Twin all the way up California King with Twin priced at $799, Twin XL at $849, Full at $949, Queen at $1,099, King at $1,299, and California King at $1,299.
After you purchase the Luxi mattress, shipping and handling are free of charge in the US and Canada, although Luxi doesn’t have international shipping yet. The mattress comes in a box and you can pay an extra fee if you’d like the company to set up the mattress for you and recycle your old mattress.
Overall, the Luxi mattress is highly ideal for those who aren’t too sure what firmness level they’re comfortable with or sleep with someone that has completely different sleeping preferences. Its four all-foam layers can be swapped around to better tailor to how you like to sleep, which isn’t a very common feature in most beds-in-a-box.
Being that it has a rather affordable price point, this mattress is definitely worth its value and you can try it for up to 1,000 nights before deciding to keep it or move on to something else.