Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress Review: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

I’m going to share with you why The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress is pretty different than a lot of latex mattress options out there. If you’re shopping for a mattress online, you’re bombarded with dozens of options. And sifting through piles of rambling content to find out which mattress is the best is pretty impossible.

Many mattresses, including those with both coils and other foam layers, start to all look the same when you are shopping online. And, they are for the most part. For us mattress reviewers, the ability to find that lone wolf mattress is an art form.

Nolah Mattress is a company I’ve reviewed before. I was eager to get my hands on their all natural latex mattress to see how well it integrated with a coil system and if it really did improve upon latex mattresses that were already flooding the market.

Most latex mattresses run on the firm side. The Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid relies on 3″ of special density pure latex and a pocketed coil design underneath to deliver cushier, sumptuous, nest like comfort- without feeling like you are bottoming into a a pile of pebbles. Note: The exterior fabric is organic cotton and wool, so it sleeps cool and cozy.

I had tested all of them, and honestly, they all began to run together in a blur. Over 25 online retailers offer latex mattresses in one form or another, and while they are all beneficial and comfy, most of them get my obligatory three star gold stamp, and a “meh” to go along with it.

I called Nolah, they sent me a sample. I set it up in my testing facility in New Orleans. Cut to the chase, people were fighting over it.. Here’s why:

So Nolah’s design for their Natural 11″ Latex Hybrid Mattress, uses specialized pure latex (actually several layers), organic fabric and textiles, and a pocketed coil suspension system for underlying support.

It delivers a levitating sensation that reinvents the overworked buzz term “great comfort and support”. Let me explain.

I’m going to share with you the reasons I think the Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress has something different to offer, both comfort and support wise, and also price wise, too.

Nolah sent me a sample and I test drove and slept on it to give it a warrior review and evaluation. My opinion: it’s by far the most comfortable mattress I’ve found in more than 10 years of reviewing mattresses.

For The Price, It’s Hard To Beat On Performance- And Curb Appeal

Yeah, right. Don’t take my word for it though. We had The Nolah Company ship their Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid Mattress to one of our real tough guys- somebody who loves to tear into our test mattresses and, well, usually find something not quite right…listen to what Justin Schneider, of New Orleans, had to say about his Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress experience…

“Finally, I’m getting restful sleep! I find that I have more energy during the days that I did sleeping on my previous mattress. The Nolah mattress is the perfect balance of soft and firm with just the right amount of give. It stays cool so I never feel overheated…there was no oder when I opened the mattress…I have experienced this with other mattresses I have owned- for days. This is the best mattress I’ve ever owned!”

For 25 years, I designed and manufactured my own natural latex mattresses- so when it came to reviewing online brands, I quickly narrowed the field to just a few options even worth considering. The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress is just $1199 after $600 discount.
Here I am giving the Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid Mattress my signature “punch test”. Applying about 100 lbs of pressure at the edge usually gives away improperly designed mattresses with no edge support- this mattress delivers though.

Why is natural latex a fantastic option? simply because it offers the best uplifting support and flexibility, is a botanically derived material that is hypoallergenic, doesn’t compress and pack down, and resists mold, mildew, and even dust mites.

Unlike petrochemical foam components like memory and gel foam, naturally derived latex does not pill, degrade, or crumble over time, either.

Designed to suspend and maintain your body in a “hover”, engineers at Nolah figured out how to distribute body weight over a surface sideways- to prevent pressure and promote deeper sleep

Natural latex is a renewable resource also, and when you pair it with just the right superstructure underneath, as in the Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress which uses individually pocketed coils placed beneath 3″ of purely natural latex, you get chemistry. The kind of chemistry I’m referring to is both relaxing and gently buoyant, sumptuous but not lumpy and crevasse like, nestled in but not wedged in.

My up close and personal review of The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress includes compression testing and spring back evaluation. Note the organic cotton top and side pieces. For best breathability to help you sleep cool, an organic cotton outer covering is breathable and keeps your mattress fresh.

The Most Well Thought Out Mattress Architecture I’ve Seen In Any Hybrid

As a veteran mattress designer, I appreciate the careful thoughtfulness built into the Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress From the certified organic cotton cover that’s right up top, to the organic wool quilted into the topper (which is natural fire barrier material, circumventing Federal laws that otherwise often require the use of chemically treated fabrics.

Also, wool is a fantastic ventilating material, acting as an insulator and evaporator of moisture to keep you cool and dry in summer, and warm and snuggly during fall and winter.

③ Pressure-Relieving Talalay Latex Comfort Layer

A 2″ layer of natural Talalay latex ensures optimal comfort for pain points and joints, offering up to 33% better pressure relief than synthetic and Dunlop latex.

④ Deep and Supportive Talalay Latex Transition Layer

This 1″ layer of expertly engineered natural Talalay latex offers deep and restorative fully-body support. 

⑤ Patented HDMax™️ Tri-Zone™️ Support Coil System

A layer of Nolah’s patented 8″ HDMax™️ Tri-Zone™️ support coils gives the Nolah Natural structure and strength. With three targeted support zones and 25% more coils, it offers better support and comfort than most competing hybrid mattresses.

⑥ Organic Wool and Cotton Bottom Layer

The support coils rest on a cotton and organic wool foundation layer, increasing the overall stability and durability of the mattress.

⑦ Extra-Durable Organic Cotton Bottom Cover

To further lengthen the mattress’s lifespan, we chose the most durable GOTS-certified organic cotton fabric we could find for the cover. We also included handles on the side to make the mattress easier to carry and move.

The Perfect Mattress For Side Sleepers- Get Shoulder And Hip Pressure Relief Without Sinking Or Bottoming Out

If you are a side sleeper and have issues with shoulders or hips, you’ll get better pressure point relief than you would from conventional memory foam beds (and without the chemical smell), and you’ll be able to turn without waking up. For back sleepers, the organic cotton and wool top layer works synergistically with the natural latex to help fill in void areas like that pocket in your lumbar area, and between shoulder blades.

From the top down, The Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid Mattress begins with textiles that provide subtle immersion. Hypoallergenic wool and organic cotton insulate and prevent heat buildup.

Two layers of botanically derived natural latex buoyantly lift your body- and there’s personality too, bouncy, without that dead memory foam feeling.

Underneath the natural latex section is a field of individually pocketed coils that provide a proven 33% better pressure relief than comparable innerspring beds.

When I tested my own Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid– I gave it two hours, just to see if I would slowly bottom into it. It never happened. I attribute this to the coils having just the right amount of tension, to prevent collapse, but maintain lift- a kind of balancing act that’s hard to achieve.

The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress was developed to fill a void in the mattress marketplace that didn’t have a model that offered natural components that were guaranteed to be free of chemicals, but still offered the benefit of underlying support and lift offered by a pocketed coil system. Using just the right degree of coil firmness, calibrated with just the right level of density and bounce factor with natural latex, takes a bit of alchemy from a mattress design team.

The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress blends clean and sustainable ingredients like organic cotton, wool, and botanically derived latex, with the elevating lift of individually pocketed coils. This chemistry delivers levitating and pressure relieving comfort to almost any body type.

Order Your Nolah Natural 11″ Latex Hybrid Mattress Today- And Stop Waking Up Stiff

The reason why so many people recommend this mattress to friends and family is simple. The satisfaction of waking up rested and pain free is largely due to the fact that you’re not tossing and turning all night trying to find that sweet spot.

Maneuvering all night long saps you of deep REM sleep, and keeps you from allowing your body to restore and refresh. Give this mattress a try– it’s my favorite option not only in my hybrid coil/foam category, but all across the board as well. For overall rating, I’d give it a solid 4.9 out of 5 stars!