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Lucid Hybrid Mattress Review – Support and Pressure Relief?

Logan: Hi, this is Logan for sleepopolis.com. Today I’m going to be reviewing the Lucid Hybrid mattress. The Lucid is a company that makes a whole wide of different mattresses. I have previously reviewed the Lucid gel memory foam, all-foam mattress. If you’re looking for that review, you can just google Sleepopolis and Lucid mattress review. It’ll pop right up. I also want to mention that the hybrid mattress does come in both 10 and 12 inch versions and uses either memory foam or latex foam in the construction. Today, I am going to be taking a look at the 10-inch memory foam version of the hybrid mattress.

I will have a little bit more information on the other constructions in the written portion of the review which you can find at sleepopolis.com. I’m going to put the mattress through a few tests today and give some general recommendations at the end of the review. If you are interested in a personal recommendation or have any questions that I don’t answer during the video, please feel free to leave a note in the comments section below, with the information about yourself and some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. I’m going to start the review of the Lucid Hybrid today with the construction portion. I’m going to start with the cover which is a Tencel-blended knit cover.

It’s really thin. It’s going to allow air to flow through for breathability. Tencel is a cotton substitute. It’s known for wicking with moisture, which can help with temperature regulation and cooling. I’m going to look underneath the cover at the layers of the mattress. The Lucid Hybrid mattress is a mixture of coil and foam layers. The one I’m looking at today is the 10-inch tall-version although it also comes in a 12-inch version. This is the memory foam version of the Hybrid.

Although, it also does come in a latex foam version. The comfort layer on top here is an inch and a half of bamboo charcoal memory foam. It’s soft. It’s going to let you to sink in for pressure relief. It does have that slow response of pressure you would expect out of a memory foam, which is going to give you a bit of that contouring feeling. Memory foam can at times be known for trapping a bit too much body heat. The bamboo charcoal infusion or mix in this layer is supposed to help with that. Below that, we have a layer of foam that has an aloe vera infusion. Lucid says, ”That’s going to help you wake up feeling more refreshed.” Below that, a bit of a transition layer. Its high-density polyfoam separates these comfort layers on top of the mattress from the support center of the mattress. I do want to make a note that I’ve cut into the mattress to give you a better view of what’s going on inside of it. Please do not do that to your mattress, just take my word for it. The support center on the Lucid Hybrid is made of a five and a half inch pocketed coil support system.

It’s going to give you some good bounce and support in the mattress. These coils are individually wrapped. They are going to be better at isolating motion transfer than a traditional innerspring mattress would be. See how all those respond to pressure there. Wrapped around the entirety of the support layer, is a high-density polyfoam edge support layer. This is a firm material. It reacts quickly to pressure. This is going to allow you to sleep all the way to the edges of the bed and make the bed feel a little bit bigger.

At the base of the mattress, you just see an inch of high-density polyfoam. This really is just something for the support center of the mattress to press off of. Logan: Now that we’ve seen what makes up a Lucid Hybrid, and some of an idea for the feel in the firmness of the mattress. I’ll start by pressing into the cover. The first thing I feel is that soft memory foam comfort layer. It’s really allowed me to sink in pretty quickly for pressure relief. A bit more pressure starts to interact with the support center the mattress such as see some of the bounce from the pocketed coil system. I lie down on my back. Lying down on my back my weight is pretty evenly distributed. Not really pushing too far into the mattress and really only interacting with that soft layer on top, maybe a little bit of the transition layer below that. I do feel myself sinking a little bit, a little bit of contouring and filling in the space below my back, which is nice. Even though there is a little bit of sinkage, I don’t really feel stuck in the mattress, thanks to the mix with the pocketed coil support system, give me some bounce.

I can change positions really easily. Turn around to my side. Side sleepers need to be extra conscious of increased pressure. A higher weight concentration over a lower surface area means you push further into a mattress. You tend to interact more with the support layers of the mattress. Because of that, a lot of side sleepers will complain about pressure points forming at the shoulders and the hips as they deal with the firmer portions of a mattress. A lot of side sleepers do like softer mattresses because they allow them to sink in further for more pressure relief. We are going to take a closer look at pressure later on a review. I did just want to say, I find that this mattress has a medium firmness, maybe on the softer side of medium firmness. I do feel pretty comfortable lying on my side in this position on the Lucid Hybrid. Roll on my stomach. Stomach sleepers are the opposite of side sleepers. They tend to prefer firmer mattresses because they’re going to keep their hips from sinking in, keep your spine aligned in a better position. Again, in my opinion, this has a medium to medium or maybe soft little softer than a medium firmness.

I feel like my hips are sinking too far into this mattress. If you are a bit bigger than me and sleep on your stomach, you might feel your hips sinking a bit too much into the mattress. Everyone can feel the firmness of the mattress a little bit differently because of different sizes and weight distributions. For reference, I’m 5’10” and 190 pounds. If you would like a wider variety of opinions on the firmness of this mattress, a little more detailed description of the feel of it, you can check out the written review on sleepopolis.com.

Instead of just describing the feel of the Lucid Hybrid to you I want to give you a visual representation where pressure points might form while lying on the mattress. To do that I placed this pressure map on top. I’m going to lie down on it. A few different positions, you see the results next to me ranging from blue for low pressure to red for high pressure. I’m going to start on my back. Roll on my side. Try few positions here on my side. Finally, on my stomach. To give you a better idea of the bounce of the Lucid Hybrid, I have this 10-pound steel ball. I’m dropping it here. There is a bit of bounce things that pocketed coil support system really allows you to change positions really easily at a lower level. Not so much thanks to the memory foam, but overall pretty good bounce to this mattress over here. We’re also going to run a quick motion transfer test. Basically I’m going to drop this ball from heights of 4, 8, and 12 inches. If someone’s rolling around in the middle of the night or getting into and out of bed.

On the other side of the mattress I have a seismometer which is going to measure the disturbance that’s transferred from one side of the bed to the other. The results you’re going to see on screen now show the disturbance levels you can expect when someone’s moving around in bed in the middle of the night, something like that. In my opinion, the Lucid Hybrid does a pretty good job of isolating motion transfer. Memory foam does a good job of dulling motion transfer in the pocketed coil system because they’re individually wrapped. Also does a good job of isolating motion. A lot of people buying a mattress are going to know they’re going to feel like they’re more on top of or sinking into the mattress. To test this, the sinkage test, in which we use four balls of varying sizes, weights, and densities, simulate different body parts.

Check to see how far into the mattress they go. The six-pound medicine ball filled with sand, it’s a lighter body part. 10-pound steel ball, it’s the densest ball we’re using in this test. 50-pound medicine ball, it’s also filled with sand, it’s a heavier portion of your body. The 100-pound medicine ball filled with sand, if you’re a bit bigger, kind of the center of your body which we expect sinkage there. In terms of sinkage, we have an inch for the six-pound ball, two inches for the 10-pound ball, four inches for the 50-pound ball and six inches for the 100-pound ball. When compared to other mattresses that have tested that is exactly average for all sinkages across the board. For what you expect that feels about right with the construction of the mattress.

There’s a memory foam comfort layer you are going to sink in, feel a little bit sinkage there. It does mix well with the pocketed coil support system which gives them bounce. You definitely don’t feel stuck in this mattress at all. You get this nice blend of sinking in for pressure relief but without feeling stuck in the Lucid Hybrid. If you plan on sharing the bed with the partner, you need to use the entire surface area of the mattress. Edge support can be incredibly important. Earlier that, Lucid took the time to add an edge support portion of the construction around the entire mattress to allow sleep closer to the edge. I’m really interested to see how that holds up here. I’m sleeping on the side of the Lucid here.

It’s a pretty even feeling over here from the center of the mattress to the side. You can get really close to the edge, can see that the high-density polyfoam wrapped around the support center of the mattress does a good job of supporting my weight. I don’t feel like I’m going to collapse aside, roll out of bed. There is a little bit of compression through those softer foams.

That’s to be expected out of softer layers like that. As I’m hanging up the side of the mattress, rolling on to my side, again pressing through those softer layers on top the memory foams on top. That’s to be expected. What you’re really looking at is the high-density polyfoam edge support portion of the mattress is doing a good job while I’m asleep, all the way to the edge. As I sit up on the side of the mattress, concentrating more of my weight over one portion of the mattress thing, maybe putting shoes in the morning or something like that, I do push pretty far in. That’s to be expected of a foam mattress. You’re really concentrating your weight on one side of the bed. Overall, I would say that the edge support on the Lucid is pretty good. Just to give you some basic information about the Lucid Hybrid there is a 10-year warranty, shipping is free.

It will arrive compressed in a box. Who I recommend this mattress to? If you’re looking for a value buy compared to other hybrid mattresses on the market, the Lucid Hybrid does come in on the less expensive side. If you’re looking for that hybrid feel but don’t want to pay such a high price, this would be a good choice for you.

I also recommend the Lucid Hybrid to couples. As I was of impressed with how it did on the motion transfer tests as well as the edge support test including the specific edge support portion of the construction, which allows you to sleep all the way to the edge of the bed. Those are two tests that I point to as being indicators for good mattress for couples. Finally, I reckon if it’s a mattress we’re looking for that memory foam feel but don’t want to feel stuck in the mattress, the comfort layer is memory foam which has a slower response to pressure. It pairs well with the bounce from the pocketed coil support system to enable to change positions easily without any added effort.

Some general recommendation but if I’m going to be a bit more specific. Talk about some example sleepers, let’s say you’re 220 pounds, you’re strict stomach sleeper. I don’t think I’d recommend this mattress to you as it is on that softer side of a medium firmness. Your hips might sink in a little bit, throw your back out of alignment. However, if you’re 160 pounds, you’re a combo back and side sleeper, seems to be a good choice for you. Those are some really specific examples. If you’re looking for a personal recommendation, please feel free to leave a note in a comment section below, with some information about yourself, some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. If your mattress search has just begun, please feel free to google Sleepopolis and mattress buying guide. It’s going to have a lot of information in there. That’s going to help you better understand what’s going to make a good mattress for you. Finally, please subscribe to the Sleepopolis YouTube channel. We’re going to keep putting out more content that’s going to help you get a better night’s sleep.

That’s it for the review today. I hope it was helpful. Have a nice day. .

Layla Mattress Review 2019 Update – Which Firmness is More Comfortable?

Logan: What’s up everybody? It’s Logan from Sleepopolis.com. Today I’ll be taking a look at the Layla mattress. I previously reviewed the Layla in late 2017. They’ve recently gone through a slight redesign, so I’m going to take another look today. I’m going to go over the materials used in the mattress, what it feel it feels like to actually lie on a Layla, run a few tests and give some recommendations at the end of the review. If you are interested in reading the full review of the updated Layla mattress you can Google Sleepopolis and mattress reviews. It’s going to have the Layla review as well as all of our other reviews right there in one location for you.

Right now, let’s jump in and take a look at the construction of the Layla mattress. Logan: Now that we’ve got the cover of the Layla off, it’s time to talk about the materials used inside the mattress. As you can see, the Layla is an all-foam construction. It’s made of four different layers. Something to note about the Layla and what makes it different than a lot of bed in a box mattresses is that it’s a flippable mattress.

Depending on what side of the mattress you have up, you’re actually going to get a different feel. Right here we have the softer side of the mattress on top right now. The comfort layer for the soft side of the mattress is a three-inch piece of copper-infused memory foam. Memory foam is known for being a soft material allowing you to sink into the mattress. You get that contouring feeling, a little bit of a hug around your body. As you can see, it has a really slow response to pressure, so you’re going to feel more inside the mattress on this side than on top of it.

Something to note about memory foam though, is that it’s known for trapping a bit of body heat causing you to overheat a little bit during the night. They’ve included this copper infusion to help draw heat away from the sleeper help and you sleep a bit cooler. Below that, we have a transition layer of polyfoam. As you can see, it’s got a quicker response to pressure. It’s a bit of a firmer material. It’s really meant to transition you from the soft memory foam on top, a little bit firmer polyfoam here into the high-density polyfoam support center of the mattress here. You get a little more cradling support on this side. This support portion of the mattress is a firm high-density polyfoam. It’s a really common material used in a lot of bed in a box mattresses to provide support to the sleeper, give the mattress its shape. On the bottom of the mattress here is actually the comfort layer for the firm side of the mattress. If you do prefer a firmer mattress, you can flip the mattress over.

You don’t have to change the cover or anything like that. It is the same copper-infused memory foam as on top. It is only an inch layer. You will sink in pretty easily to an inch of the material here, get a little bit of pressure relief, but there’s no transition. It’s going to be a really quick switch to that really firm, high-density polyfoam for a much firmer feel. Now that we’ve seen what materials actually go into making the Layla mattress, it’s time to get an idea of what it feels like to actually lie on top of one. Because the Layla is a flippable mattress, I’m going to talk about both the soft and the firm sides.

We’re going to start with the soft sides of the Layla. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest, I give the Layla a 5 1/2 out of 10. Generally, I think of a medium firmness as being a 6 1/2 out of 10. This is to the softer side of that firmness scale. As I was lying on my back, even with my weight pretty evenly distributed, I could feel myself sinking in pretty quickly to that three-inch memory foam comfort layer.

You get that contouring hug around my body that you might expect out of the memory foam. It fills in the space beneath my lower back. Now, as I was changing positions, a lot of times on a memory foam mattress, because of that slow response you can feel a little bit stuck in the mattress. I wouldn’t say that the Layla has a lot of bounce to it. Even with that slow response of that memory foam that we saw during the construction portion, I would say that I was able to change positions pretty easily on the Layla. As I moved onto my side, I would say that this is where the soft side of the Layla mattress really shines.

I was able to sink into the mattress, which is nice for side sleepers who want to avoid pressure points forming at the shoulders and the hips. We are going to take a closer look at pressure later on in the review. I did just want to point out that I thought the soft side of the mattress is really great for side sleepers. I would warn thought that if you are a stomach sleeper, the soft side of the mattress is not recommended for you. I felt my hips sinking into the mattress really quickly in this position, which can cause issues with an arch in the lower back, giving you a little bit of aches and pains in your lower back.

Again, if you are going to use the soft side of the mattress, I’d say that’s better for side sleepers. Probably the firm side of the mattress is going to be better for the stomach sleepers out there. Now, let’s talk about what it actually feels like to lie on the firm side of the Layla mattress, which in my opinion, has a dramatically firmer feel to it. Coming in at a 7 1/2, bordering on an 8 out of 10 on a firmness scale. There is that inch of copper-infused memory foam. There is a little bit of give, but really not that much. Lying on my back, I definitely felt more on top of the mattress than in it. You don’t get that same foam feeling in the space beneath your lower back like you do on the soft side. There’s really not a lot of give on the firm side because of that quick transition into the firm high-density polyfoam support.

As I was changing positions, again, because I felt more on top of the mattress on this side, really easy. No stuck feeling at all as I rolled onto my side. I would not recommend the firm side of the mattress for side sleepers because there really isn’t any give on the mattress. That one inch of memory foam, you push right through it into the firm high-density polyfoam support. That can cause issues with pressure points forming. I would say that when I rolled onto my stomach, it’s a much better feel for stomach sleepers than the soft side of the mattress. I think it did a good job of keeping my hips from sinking into the Layla, keeping my spine aligned in a good position. I do want to make a quick note on the edge support of the Layla mattress. If you do sleep with a partner and need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, edge support can be great. With a strong edge on a mattress, it can allow you sleep all the way to the sides of a mattress without worrying about collapsing it, rolling out of bed.

I would say that the edge support on the Layla is kind of what I expect out of a foam mattress. It’s OK. You push through the softer layers of the mattress pretty easily. If you do sleep near the edge of the bed or anything like that, especially on the soft side of the mattress, you will push through that soft layer. I would say overall it’s an average edge support on the Layla mattress. Instead of just describing the feel of the Layla mattress to you, I wanted to give you a visual representation of where pressure points might form while lying on the mattress. To do that, I placed a pressure map on top. I lay down on it in a few different positions. You’ll see the results ranging from blue for low pressure to red for high pressure. I did this test on both the soft and firm sides of the mattress. As you can see, as I was laying on the soft and firm side while I was on my back, it’s pretty much blue pressure across the board.

You can see that the soft version of the mattress has a little bit of fuzz to it. That’s because you’re sinking into the mattress. That comes from the contouring around your body, that soft memory foam feel. The difference you’re going to see when I roll onto my side here is that the firm version of the mattress does have a little bit of a greener or yellow color to it around the shoulder portion there. There is lower pressure on the side for the soft side of the mattress, which is what we’re going to expect out of a softer mattress, which is why I think the soft side of the mattress is better for side sleepers. As I roll onto my stomach, again you can see that’s mostly blue across the board for both the soft and the firm versions of the mattress. That’s because my weight’s pretty evenly distributed. Nothing much new to see there. A lot of people buying a new mattress are going to want to know if you feel like you are sitting on top of or sinking a bed.

To test this I set up a sinkage test, in which I use four balls of varying sizes, weights and densities to simulate different body parts and check to see how far into the mattress they sink. I ran this test on both the soft and firm sides of the Layla. We have here the six-pound medicine ball. It’s filled with sand. It’s kind of a lighter body part. It sinks into the firm side of the mattress for about an inch, which is about average in the bed in a box market when I’m running this test. On the soft side of the mattress it sinks in about two inches which is well above average. The soft memory foam on the comfort layer, that three-inch memory foam layer, means you’re going to really sink into the Layla pretty quickly. The 10-pound steel ball here is the densest ball used during this test. On the firm side of the mattress, it sinks in about an inch and a half, which is below the average of two inches for that ball.

On the soft side of the mattress it sinks in about two and a half inches, which again, is above average. You’re going to really sink into that soft memory foam layer pretty quickly. Here we have the 50-pound medicine ball filled with sand. It’s a heavier portion of your body, think maybe your shoulders or your hips, something like that. It sinks into the firm side about four inches, which is the average when running this test across the board. On the soft side of the mattress, which we’re on right now, it sinks in about five and a half inches. That’s well above average. You’re really going to sink pretty quickly into the soft side of this mattress. You’re sinking all the way through that soft memory foam comfort layer into the transition layer. You’re starting to interact with that high-density polyfoam support. Over here on the left, we have the heaviest ball we use during this test.

It’s a 100-pound medicine ball filled with sand. If you’re a bit bigger, it’s like the center mass on your body. On the firm side of the mattress it sinks in about six and a half inches, which is a little bit above the average of six inches, which means at some point you just push through the firmer feel of that high-density polyfoam support. You’re pushing further into the mattress than you might expect. On the soft side of the mattress, it sinks in about seven and a half inches. That’s more sinkage than we see in a lot of these mattresses that I run this test on. In terms of what that means for the support, if you are a bit heavier I do think you’re going find that the Layla might lack the support you’re looking for to support your center mass of your body, your shoulders or your hips, something like that.

It is a softer feel. You’re definitely going to feel more in the Layla on the soft side of the mattress, probably more on top of the Layla on the firm side of the mattress. I also ran a quick motion transfer test. Basically, I had that same 10-pound steel ball. I dropped it from heights of 4, 8, and 12 inches onto the mattress. On the other side of the mattress where someone might be sleeping, I have a seismometer, which measures the disturbance transferred across the bed. I was really impressed with the motion transfer results for those drops of 4, 8, and 12 inches simulate someone getting into and out of bed or rolling around in the middle of the night. I thought that the memory foam on both the soft and firm side of the Layla mattress did a really good job of dulling that disturbance that’s transferred across the mattress. I do briefly want to talk about some of the competitors of the Layla mattress. We’re going to start with the Nectar mattress. If you have been searching for a memory foam mattress online you’ve probably come across the Nectar.

It uses a lot of memory foam on top of it. It’s not flippable like the Layla is, so it’s more similar to the soft side of the Layla mattress. It provides a lot of sinkage into the mattress, which I think is great for side sleepers. In my opinion, the Nectar does sleep a bit warmer than the Layla. However, it does also come in at a bit less expensive with the queen-size version of the Nectar coming in at $699. Next up let’s talk about the Nolah Signature mattress, which is similar to the Layla. It has a flippable construction, so soft on one side, firm on the other. Nolah uses a proprietary material called AirFoam, which is a memory foam substitute, but is a bit more breathable.

I think the Nolah Signature does a really good job of relieving pressure and also isolating motion transfer. It does come in at a bit more expensive than a Layla with a queen-size version coming in at about $1,500. If you are thinking about buying yourself a Layla mattress, I want to give you a little bit of purchasing information. In terms of a trial, there is a 120 night trial period for the Layla mattress, which is a little bit longer than the industry standard for a bed in a box mattress, which comes in at about 100 nights. In terms of a warranty, most mattresses in the bed in a box market have a 10-year warranty, but Layla actually has a lifetime warranty. Of course, you want to check out exactly what that covers on their website, but it is pretty impressive. In terms of shipping, it ships for free. It will arrive compressed in a box. In terms of price, a queen size version of the Layla mattress comes in at about $899. I really like the Layla mattress.

Some of the reasons I might recommend it to you is if you’re looking for that memory foam feel, but are worried about overheating in the middle of the night, the copper infusion does a really good job of drawing heat away from the sleeper helping you sleep a bit cooler. I would also say I was really impressed with the ability of the Layla to isolate motion transfer. The memory foam on both sides of the mattress does a good job of dulling that motion transfer. If you do sleep with a restless sleeper who rolls around in the middle of the night, this should help to dull that a little bit.

Finally, positionally, I would recommend the soft side of the mattress to side sleepers because you’re able to sink into the mattress for pressure relief and the firm side of the mattress for stomach sleepers because I though it did a good job of supporting my hips and keeping my spine aligned in a good position. Some of the reasons I would say the Layla might not be the best choice for you is if you are looking for a mattress with bounce. The memory foam on both side of the mattress just dulls that and kills bounce.

If you are a calmer sleeper that is really looking for a springy mattress, you’re not going to find it here. Also, I would say I was pretty unimpressed with the edge support on the Layla. If you do sleep towards the end of the bed and need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, you may be a little disappointed and feel that you’re collapsing the side of the Layla. That’s it for my review of the Layla mattress. If you do have any questions on anything I didn’t cover during the video today, please leave a note in the comments section below.

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Hotel Comfort Bamboo Sheets Review – Is Bamboo the Material for You?

Sarah: Hey guys, it’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Today I’ll be reviewing the Luxury Bamboo Sheet set from Hotel Comfort. I’m going to tell you a little bit about what I like, what I don’t like, and for whom these will be especially beneficial. Let’s get started. Sarah: Now that we got the sheets on the bed, let’s talk about what they’re made of. These sheets are made from 100 percent natural bamboo fibers, which have a reputation of making very, very soft material. There are several types of bamboo.

This happens to be bamboo viscose, which is regarded as one of the softest types of bamboo. Many sleepers have compared the feel to silk or cashmere, for example. Each set contains one top sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillow cases. This set that I’m testing is a queen size set, but if you do order a king size set, it comes with king size pillow cases. You’ll notice on most bamboo bedding products, there’s no thread count indicated. The general rule of thumb is, 1,000 thread count of cotton is equivalent to 250 thread count of bamboo.

Bamboo is definitely the softer material. Now that we know what these sheets are made of, let’s see how they feel, and how well they stay on the mattress. Sarah: As promised, the feel of these sheets is incredibly soft. Really just — silky, light, airy, breathable material. I can feel how it drapes over my body. I can’t stop rubbing the material. I just think it feels so soothing and silky on my skin. The pillow cases are pretty large. Like I said, this is a queen set that I’m testing. You would, of course, get king size pillow cases with a king size set. These are accommodating a pretty large pillow right now, and they’ve still got a little bit of room to spare.

The opening has this nice flap of fabric, so that you don’t actually see inside of the pillow case, a nice aesthetic value there. A common complaint that sleepers have about sheets is that the fitted sheet becomes untucked throughout the night. Maybe they toss and turn, and wake to find that the sheet has become untucked. I can tell you after rolling around quite a bit in these sheets, that has not happened. All four corners are still snugly tucked under the mattress. Overall, these sheets have a great feel. Like I said, the most important thing to me is how they feel on my body, and to me these are incredibly soothing, comfortable, soft sheets.

For folks who are looking for something silky, light, and breathable, these are a great option. The prices of these sheets range from 249 to 450, but if a hypoallergenic sheet set will improve your quality of life, it might be worth it. There are a lot of things to like about this sheet set. To name a few, the natural properties of bamboo are to be sweat wicking and cooling, so if you heat up during the night, these will be beneficial for you. Another great thing about bamboo is it’s naturally hypoallergenic, so if you have allergies, sensitive skin, these are especially beneficial for you. Something great about Hotel Comfort is they let you try these sheets for 100 days before you have to make any decisions. That’s a long time for even the most indecisive sleeper. My favorite thing about these sheets is just how incredibly soft they are. They feel amazing on my skin, and at the end of the day, that’s the most important factor for me.

There are a few cons to this sheet set. Firstly, the color I received does not exactly match the color represented on the website. It’s not a huge deal, but if you’re picking something other than white, it’s something to bear in mind for sure. Another thing about these sheets is they wrinkle and crease easily. Unfortunately, you cannot iron them, or it would ruin the material. If you want to get the wrinkles out without having to go through the entire wash process, just throw them in the dryer on a low setting, and shake the wrinkles out. One other thing about these sheets is while they’re lovely, light, and breathable, they’re very light, and really not intended to keep you warm. While they might be perfect for summer time, I would definitely switch to something heavier when the winter rolls around. Well, that’s it for now.

To read my full written review on the Luxury Bamboo Sheet set, or to browse other bamboo product reviews, google Sleepopolis Bamboo Reviews. If you found this review to be helpful, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel, and give us a thumbs up. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below. Well, that’s all for this video review. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time. .

Brooklinen vs Parachute vs Snowe vs Boll & Branch – Which Are The Best Sheets 2019?

Sarah: Hey gang. It’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Today, we’ll be comparing four sheet sets from some of the most popular bedding brands, Boll & Branch, Parachute, Snowe, and Brooklinen. Let’s take a look at each sheet set side-by-side so that you can decide which one is best for you. Sarah: First up, we’ve got the Classic Core Sheet Set from Brooklinen, just what I’ve got on the mattress right now. These sheets are made from 100 percent long-staple cotton, feature a percale weave, and a 270 thread count. Basically, they’re going to offer this really soft feel, super light, airy, and breathable, but also this crisp hotel bed feel. When I say crisp, I mean super crisp. Percale sheets already have a tendency to be more crisp than sateen sheets for example, but these are maybe the crispest percale sheets I’ve ever tested. Like I said, they’re also light, airy, and breathable, so if you’re a sleeper who needs help staying cool during the night, or if you’re prone to night sweats, these are going to help keep you cool.

Also, if you love a crisp set of sheets, these might be right up your alley. They also come in this very charming tote bag, which in my opinion is a bonus. Another bonus, in my opinion, is that the fitted sheet is labeled. You can breeze past that fitted sheet shuffling. You’ve got the short side labeled short, long side labeled long. I like little touches like that. Of all the sheet sets we’re looking at here, these are the least expensive, but certainly not sacrificing any quality. The price ranges from about 109 to 140 depending on which size you get, a great value.

On to Boll & Branch. Right now on the mattress, I’ve got the brand’s most popular sheet set which is the Solid Hemmed Sheet Set. These sheets are made from 100 percent long-staple organic cotton, feature a 300 thread count, and a sateen weave. As compared to the percale-woven sheets we just saw from Brooklinen, the sateen weave is going to offer a feel that’s much less crisp and much more silky. Additionally, these, like I said, are certified organic, and they’re also a product of Fair Trade manufacturing. That means that the farming partners of Boll & Branch must be paid a living wage.

For you eco-friendly sleepers out there, if ethically sourced sheets is a big factor for you, you might be particularly compatible with these. They do offer a super smooth hand feel, like I said, very soft. They are a little bit steeper in price as compared to the Brooklinen sheets. They range from about 200 to 295. Again, they’re organic, they’re ethically sourced, they feel very durable, so they might just be worth the investment. Next up we’ve got the sateen set and the percale set from Snowe. I’ve got the percale set on the bed right now, which is why the garment bag that it comes in looks a little thinner than the other one. Both sets are made from 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton, which is leaving them both feeling super soft and also very durable. The feel is going to differ depending on the weave. The sateen set is going to bring this silky smooth like we just saw with Boll & Branch. You saw the difference between percale and sateen. The sateen is going to offer a silkier smooth feel, lie a little bit heavier on the body, be a little bit thicker in weight.

Then you’ve got the percale set which is very crisp, again, offering this crisp hotel bed feel, and also be more airy and breathable, helping you to keep a little bit cooler. The reason that these are a little bit different from some other sheet sets from some other brands I’ve tested is that while they do differ in feel, they really don’t differ in appearance. That’s because Snowe, they say it’s a matter of personal preference, prefer their sheet sets to all be matte in appearance. Again, with the sateen set, you’re not going to get that luminous sheen that often comes with a sateen weave.

Again, both very soft, both very durable. I would recommend the percale more to sleepers who need help staying cool and prefer that crisp feel. I’d recommend the sateen to those who maybe prefer their sheets to be a little bit heavier in weight, lie a little bit heavier on the body, but they both are very soft and very durable. Price ranges quite a bit from about 188 to 228. It really depends on the size you get and which sheet set you’re getting. Last but certainly not least are these sheet sets from Parachute. I’ve got the sateen set and the percale set. Similar to the percale and sateen sets we just saw from Snowe, these are made from 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton. Again, they’re going to be soft and have a very durable quality. Unlike the sheets that we just saw from Snowe, these are not designed to be similar in appearance. Like I said, with Snowe, they’re both designed to have this matte appearance, not the case with Parachute. We’ve got the sateen set which offers this very pretty, super lustrous sheen. It’s got a really pronounced luminous sheen.

Then you’ve got the percale set which is going to be more matte in appearance, which is also contributing to a lighter color. As far as the feel goes, they’re both very true to their percale and sateen personalities. The sateen is giving me this silky, buttery, smooth feel. It’s going to lie a little bit heavier on the body, offering this body-conforming drape. Then you’ve got the percale which is going to be lighter, airy, more breathable, and do a good job helping to keep you cool throughout the night. I will definitely recommend the percale set to folks who need a little bit more help keeping cool. The sateen is probably going to be better suited for the cooler months when you need a little help keeping warm.

As far as price range goes, pretty similar to Brooklinen, it’s about 109 to 170, depending on which size you get. Again, a great value. We’ve seen what they’re all made of, but let’s just recap all of these sheet sets highlights so you can get a better idea about which one is best for you. As far as the Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set, definitely recommending these sheets to sleepers who sleep hot. Of all the sheet sets, they’re definitely going to be the lightest, the coolest, and the most breathable. Additionally, if you love a crisp set of sheets, those are probably going to be right up your alley. Boll & Branch, if ethically sourced sheets is an important factor for you, those are definitely the ones that I’m going to recommend. Also, if you like a sateen sheet set with more of a subtle luster but still that silky smooth feel, they’re going to be a great pick.

As far as Snowe goes, I’m going to say the percale is going to be better for sleepers who run hot. The sateen is going to be better for folks who prefer that subtle luster, but really silky smooth feel. Because they’re made of Egyptian cotton, if, Egyptian cotton, you prefer that specific type of cotton, they’re going to offer that Egyptian cotton quality of durability. The Parachute sheets which admittedly are my personal favorite, they are my personal favorite, because the sateen woven sheet set from Parachute offers such a lustrous sheen. I’m definitely recommending the sateen woven set from Parachute for you sleepers who really prefer that very shiny, luminous sheen. The percale set from Parachute, it’s going to appeal more to sleepers who prefer that matte appearance and sleepers who run hot and need a little bit of help having a breathable sheet set cool them down.

Sarah: That wraps up this review. For every last detail on all of these sheet sets, be sure to check out my full written review which is linked below. I hope you found this video to be helpful. If you did, don’t forget to like and subscribe to our channel and follow us on social media, because we’re always going to be uploading content with one thing in mind, to get you the best sleep you can.

If while you were watching this video any questions came up, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. We’d be happy to help. Thanks for watching guys. I’ll see you next time. .

Tuft & Needle Sheets Review –

Sarah: Hey, guys. It’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. If you’re watching this video, it’s probably because you’re wondering about Tuft & Needle sheets. You’re in luck because today, I’m going to review every sheets that the Tuft & Needle has to offer. Stick around. Sarah: Hey. In front of me, I’ve got the Jersey Sheet Set, the Linen Sheet Set, and the Percale Sheet Set. I’m going to start with the Percale. I’ve got the Percale Sheet Set on the mattress now. As I was dressing the mattress with this bedding, the first thing I noticed, it’s got a very crisp and cool hand-feel. Additionally, as I was billowing the top sheet over the mattress, I was feeling the air flow through the fabric. I was getting a good idea that these sheets are going to be nice and breathable and are going to do a good job of keeping me cool, which I love because I am a hot sleeper.

Another thing I’m liking is that the nice ivory color, which the folks at Tuft & Needles call it sand, I’m liking that it’s a nice break from white cotton sheets which I see a lot of. I think it’s adding a pretty aesthetic value. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly these sheets are made of. These sheets are made from 100 percent Supima cotton. The Supima cotton is widely regarded as a luxurious, superior type of cotton.

Why? Because Supima cotton exclusively uses extra-long fibers. That extra-long fiber factor is contributing to an overall boost in quality, better durability, better color retention, resistance to pilling. For those reasons, some sleepers tend to prioritize Supima cotton. Additionally, Supima cotton is exclusively grown and harvested in the US. There’s a cool Made-in-America factor at play there as well. These sheets are percale-woven. They’re going to give you a matte appearance, not at all shiny as compared to sateen woven sheets. Additionally, they’re giving you this cool, crisp hand-feel. These are the sheets that you’re going to often find at a hotel bed, this breathable, crisp, cool feel. They are very breathable. When I was billowing the sheets over the mattress, I could feel the air flowing through the fabric. They’re definitely keeping in line with that percale personality, crisp, cool, light and breathable. Every sheet set comes with two pillowcases which, by the way, feature those envelope closures that I love because you’re not getting that pillow spillage out of the side when you don’t have envelope closures.

One top sheet and one fitted sheet able to accommodate mattresses up to 14 inches deep, pretty deep mattresses. There’s a lot that I’m liking about these sheets. First of all, they’re made from 100 percent Supima cotton. That’s giving me better durability, good color retention, resistance to pilling and wonderful things like that that I know are going to help my bedding to last me a good long while. Another thing I’m liking about these sheets is they feature a cool and breathable percale weave.

If you’re hot sleeper, like myself, this might be particularly beneficial for you. Percale-woven sheets, in general, are going to be better at keeping you cool than sateen woven sheets, for example. After rolling around in this bedding, I would say they did a good job of dissipating my body heat. Lastly, I’m liking the look of these sheets. They evoke this fresh, clean, livable hotel bed vibe that I think is really charming. Also, the pillowcases feature these nice envelope closures which, in my opinion, adds to the clean look of the sheet set. Before you commit to this sheet set, there are a few things I think you should consider. This is totally a matter of personal preference, but because these are percale-woven, they are going to be matte in appearance, not at all shiny or lustrous. If you are aiming for bedding that’s got this shiny luster to it, you should probably stick to something that’s sateen.

If you want to know more about the difference between percale and sateen-woven bedding, you should definitely check out my percale versus sateen article on sleepopolis.com. Another thing about the percale weave is it’s giving a great cooling properties. It’s very breathable. It’s light and airy. If you’re looking for warm and cozy bedding, this might not hit the mark for you. I can’t guarantee that’s going to keep you warm in the cooler months, so that’s something to consider. Another percale trait that I’m definitely seeing in this bedding is a vulnerability to wrinkling. I would say, even right out of the package, they were already pretty wrinkled throughout. Again, this isn’t specific to this bedding. It’s definitely a percale trait.

However, these sheets are machine-wash and dryable. If I were you, I would remove them from the dry cycle as soon as it’s finished, spread them out over the mattress when they’re still warm. That should serve to keep the wrinkles at bay. Sarah: Moving on to the Jersey Sheet Set. My first impressions of this sheet set is while they are yellow, I have to say I wasn’t sure that I was going to like a sheet set that is this yellow, but I’m loving it. It’s super vibrant. Additionally, I was looking on Tuft & Needle’s website. This sheet comes in all sorts of playful and unique colors, like this really pretty rose color and periwinkle. I’m loving this break from white cotton sheets. As I was dressing the mattress with this sheet set, I was feeling how super light and airy they are. They offer a totally different feel as compared to the cotton percale sheets that we just looked at. The folks in Tuft & Needle say that sleeping in these sheets is like sleeping in a big, cool T-shirt.

I have to say that’s pretty accurate. As I was rolling around in this bedding, it does have this very cool, cotton T-shirt feel that is very uniquely cozy and soothing on my skin. Let’s take a closer look at exactly what these sheets are made of. Like I said, these are jersey sheets. That means that they are knit, not woven like percale or sateen sheets, for example. If you want to know more about the differences between these textile manufacturing techniques, I do dive into deeper detail in my full written review which is linked below. Most jersey knit sheets are made from 100 percent cotton. They’re known for being super light and breathable, like I said, giving you the cool T-shirt vibes, but these jersey sheets are special because they’re made from a blend of cotton and Tencel. Tencel is one of my favorite extra ingredients to add to cotton because it’s, first of all, derived from sustainably sourced wood pulps. You’re getting an eco-friendly aspect there. Also, Tencel is known for being super smooth, very absorbent and moisture-wicking. Not only is the jersey knit giving you this breezy, cooling breathable feel, but the Tencel inside is working to keep you extra dry and fresh.

So far, I’m loving the sheets that’s for hot sleepers. Each sheet set comes with two pillowcases which, again, feature those envelope closures that I love, one top sheet and one fitted sheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 14 inches deep. What am I loving about this sheet set? First of all, jersey knit sheets like this offered this cozy T-shirt feel that’s definitely unique to this style of bedding.

If the idea of rolling around in a big, comfy T-shirt appeals to you, I would definitely give these a try. Additionally, the Tencel that’s in this fabric is bringing great absorbent and moisture-wicking properties to the game. Sleepers who are prone to heating up, sleepers who are prone to night sweats, these sheets are going to work extra hard to keep you feeling fresh and dry.

Another thing that I’m loving about this sheet set, in general, is it comes in a wide range of very playful colors that you don’t often see. I don’t know about you, but I do get tired of white, and gray, and beige. Sleepers looking to play around with their bedroom aesthetic, I would definitely give this a try. Additionally, they’re a great value coming in at about 70 bucks for a queen-size set. Sleepers on a budget, I’m looking at you. There’s some things about the sheet set that some folks might consider to be drawbacks. Because these sheets are knit and not woven, they are going to be thinner and less durable. They also come with a shorter warranty than the other sheets that we’re looking at here.

Of course, they also come with a lower price tag. These sheets are going to be ideal for sleepers on a budget who aren’t looking for long-term use out of their sheets. Again, these sheets are very light, very thin. They’re not going to keep you warm. If you are looking for sheets that are more substantial, certainly keep you a little more warm and cozy, I would probably look elsewhere. Lastly, while I like the color of these sheets, not everybody is going to. In fact, this particular sheet set does not come in white or beige. I think the most mainstream it gets is gray or charcoal. Sleepers who are looking for a more subtle bedroom aesthetic, you might want to look elsewhere. Sarah: Last but certainly not least is the Linen Sheet Set.

I’m not going to lie. First impressions, I can already tell that this sheet set is going to be my favorite. First of all, I’m loving the way it looks. It’s got this casually lived-in, rustic aesthetic that I think is very charming. Again, I’m loving the colors across the board that Tuft & Needle has to offer. This deep charcoal gray is so very pretty. I will say that I’m not always the biggest fan of linen bedding because it is more coarse. Sometimes, to me, it feels a little bit too rough. I’m feeling pretty surprised right off the bat that these are maybe the softest linen sheets I’ve ever tested. They’ve got a soft, flexible quality that is not always the case with linen bedding. Like I said, linen can be a little bit rougher, a little bit more stiff.

Let’s look at exactly what these sheets are made of. These sheets are made from 100 percent linen which has a reputation for its uniquely coarse texture. Why are these so soft? They’ve been garment-washed, which is essentially a textile manufacturing technique used to reduce that coarseness and make them feel more soft and more flexible. You’re still getting the great durability that comes with linen. They’re still very breathable like linen, but they’re less rough in feel. They still got that gently massage and quality that is so characteristic of this fabric. We are definitely getting a smoother feel. Like I said, I don’t love the roughness of linen, so I’m really liking this garment-washed feel. Something that we still are getting with linen that’s my favorite property of linen is its thermoregulating, which means it adapts to your body’s temperature. When you’re feeling hot, it’s going to serve to be breathable, dissipate body heat, cool you down. It’s also moisture-wicking. When you’re feeling cold, it’s a great insulator. That’s definitely a big perk to linen bedding. Every sheet set comes with two pillowcases which, again, feature those fabulous envelope closures for a cleaner look, one top sheet and one fitted sheet able to accommodate mattresses up to 14 inches deep.

There’s a lot that I’m loving about this sheet set. First of all, linen is considered one of the most durable fabrics out there. These are definitely no exception as far as I’m concerned. As I was rolling around in bed, I could feel how strong they are. I can tell that they’re built to last. Speaking of built to last, linen is also known for its wonderful thermoregulating properties. That means it’s going to adapt to your body’s temperature. Of all the sheet sets we’re looking at here, these are the ones that are going to last you all year round. Feel free to use them in the hot climate, the cold climate.

It’s going to adapt to your body’s temperature, no matter what. If you’re worried about, maybe, having some bad experiences with linen fabric being way too rough and bristly, trust me, I totally get it. However, because these have been garment-washed, they’ve reduced a lot of that coarse, rough texture. They feel very soft and smooth. I would definitely give these a try. A couple things to consider about these sheets before you commit. While I find it to be very charming, not everyone’s going to be into the casually lived-in, wrinkled look that linen bedding usually offers. These are definitely no exception. They do have a wrinkly aesthetic. If you’re not into that, these might not be for you.

Additionally, because linen is so durable and so breathable and thermoregulating, it does tend to come with a higher price tag. These are the most expensive sheets on this list here, ranging from about $175 to $225 depending on the sheets that you get. That wraps up this review. For every last detail on all three of these sheet sets, be sure to check out my full written review, which is linked below. If you’re curious about Tuft & Needle mattresses, just google Sleepopolis Tuft & Needle, it will be the first thing that pop up. I do hope you found this review to be helpful. If you did, be sure to like and subscribe to our channel. Follow us on social media. While you’re at it, drop us a comment in the comments section below to let us know which three of these sheets set was your favorite. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for watching, guys. We’ll see you next time. .