The Nolah Original 10 Vs The Puffy Mattress

Shopping for a new mattress can be a confusing experience. There are so many brands and so much choice available. We compare and contrast the Nolah Original 10 mattress against The Puffy Mattress to help you make an informed decision on your next mattress.

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nolahmattress.com and www.puffy.com on the 8th day of January 2020.

Comparison Table

 

Nolah Original 10

The Puffy Mattress

Type of Mattress

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

Memory Foam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

3-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

3-Layer / Memory Foam

Price for Queen Size

$894

$1,150

Trial Period

120 Nights

101 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

15-year

Lifetime

Firmness

Medium

Medium-Firm

Nolah Original 10 Vs The Puffy Mattress - What to Compare? 

The Type of Mattress

The best mattress for you will be based on your ideal mattress firmness. First, determine what kind of sleeper you are. Do you sleep on your side or your back? Do you sleep on your tummy and then on your side? Once you discover your sleep style, mattress shopping will become a lot easier. The Puffy Mattress is designed to suit all sleep styles; back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combi sleepers, which in turn will make it less comfortable for some sleepers, as not all sleepers are made alike – each have different needs for sleep comfort. However, the Nolah Original 10 is designed with side sleepers in mind. One-size does not fit all, choosing a mattress that is tailored to your individual sleep needs ensures far greater comfort and improved sleep health than an ‘off-the-rack’ mattress.   

The Country of Origin

With consumers becoming more ethically minded when shopping, buying American made products is an act of patriotism. Supporting local businesses ensures a healthy local economy, therefore, buying American made salutes your friends, neighbors and local businesses. The Nolah Original 10 is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the U.S.A. The Puffy Mattress is also made and assembled in the U.S.A.  

Nolah Original 10

The Puffy Mattress

100% Made in the U.S.A.

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

The Puffy Mattress is made from conventional memory foam and is 10 inches tall. The foundation layer is 6 inches of support foam, the middle layer is 2 inches of climate comfort memory foam, with 2 inches of cooling cloud memory foam on top. The top layer is a gel-infused visco-polyurethane memory foam and includes a zip-off cover that is machine washable. The mix of polyfoam and gel memory foam in the Puffy Mattress may not ideal for those who need support, especially in the hips and shoulders. ‘Cooling’ additives in the memory foam add additional chemicals to the Puffy mattress because memory foam is already made using viscoelastic chemicals. In contrast the Nolah Original 10 mattress does not contain viscoelastic memory foam or “cooling” chemicals as it’s made of the innovative non-viscoelastic AirFoam™. This pneumatic (air-filled) foam is made under high pressure and then crushed mechanically to blast billions of microscopic air pockets inside the foam, hence the name, AirFoam™. The billions of tiny air pockets act as individual shock absorbers creating a truly personalized sleep comfort. The Original 10 sleeps cooler than memory foam because it’s 100% temperature neutral (made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in the Puffy mattress). The Nolah Original 10 stands 10 inches tall and is built in 3 layers with a breathable and natural viscose zip-off cover. The 7-inch base layer is a high density and breathable foam, the middle layer is 1-inch support foam that is stronger and more durable than latex, topped with 2 inches of cooling AirFoam™ that provides superior pressure relief, is more cooling than memory foam and offers greater support than regular foam mattresses.    

Nolah 10 Original

The Puffy Mattress

High-resilience pressure relief foam (AirFoam™)

Conventional Memory Foam

Pricing and Sizes

The old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ does ring true in many instances but when it comes to mattresses, many brands inflate their prices. Consider your budget carefully when shopping for a new mattress. Only buy what you need and can afford. However, if the mattress you’re after is slightly out of your budget, your mattress provider ought to have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time. A Queen size Puffy mattress costs $1,150. The Nolah Original 10 costs $894 for a Queen size mattress and comes with 2 free pillows worth $158. Puffy offers 20% APR financing with Klarna over 75 months. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over a 6, 12, or 24-month period. 

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Prices

The Puffy Mattress Sizes

The Puffy Mattress Prices

Twin

$499

Twin

$795

Twin XL

$634

Twin XL

$825

Full

$754

Full

$995

Queen

$894

Queen

$1,150

King

$994

King

$1,350

Cal King

$994

Cal King

$1,350

 

Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide 

Delivery and Packaging

Puffy offers free delivery and return, but additional fees are applicable if shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. Nolah also offers free delivery and return in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. The packaging dimensions of The Puffy Mattress and Nolah Original 10 are: 

Nolah Original 10

The Puffy Mattress

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 10" H

Nolah 10” Original: 54 lbs

Twin 39" W x 75" L x 10" H

Puffy Mattress: 41 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 57 lbs

Twin XL 39" W x 80" L x 10" H

Puffy Mattress: 45 lbs

Full 15” W x 15”x L x  41” H

Nolah 10” Original: 68 lbs

Full 54" W x 75" L x 10" 

Puffy Mattress: 58 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 80 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 10" H

Puffy Mattress: 69 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 97 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 10" H

Puffy Mattress: 87 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 95 lbs

Cal King72" W x 84" L x 10" H

Puffy Mattress: 87 lbs 


The Puffy Mattress is 100% made in the U.S.A. The Nolah Original 10 (and Signature 12) is a bespoke mattress also made 100% in the U.S.A. Therefore, every Nolah customer receives a mattress that is made especially for them. The Nolah Original 10 goes into production within 3 days of ordering and leaves the U.S. factory within 3-5 business days. Once it leaves the factory it will take a further 2-5 days before it reaches the customer. The Nolah Original 10 bespoke production and delivery take 5-10 days in total. The Puffy Mattress and Nolah Original 10 are both CertiPUR-US® Certified.

Trial Period and Return Policy

Puffy offers a 101-Night trial while Nolah offers a 120-night trial. Both Puffy and Nolah will pick up the mattress from your home for free should you decide to send it back. Nolah and Puffy will recycle the returned mattress where possible and refund the cost of the mattress in full. 

Nolah 10 Original

The Puffy Mattress

120-night trial

101-night trial

Length of Warranty

The Puffy Mattress is covered by a lifetime warranty while the Nolah Original 10 is covered by a 15-year warranty.

Nolah 10 Original

The Puffy Mattress

15-year warranty

Lifetime warranty 

Firmness Level

The firmness of your new mattress will depend on the material used in its construction. The Puffy mattress is a layered mix of conventional polyfoam with a top layer of gel-infused memory foam. Memory foam and polyfoam are notorious for retaining heat. Memory foam and polyfoam mattresses are made of materials that lack support, especially in vital areas of the hips and shoulders. Nolah AirFoam™ however, guarantees a perfect medium firmness for the duration of its lifespan as it’s made from AirFoam™, an innovative new mattress material that breathes and supports the back, hips, and shoulder areas. 

Nolah 10 Original

The Puffy Mattress

Medium 5.5 of 10

Medium-firm 6.5 of 10

Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

Your new mattress ought to be tailored to your individual sleep needs. The Puffy Mattress is designed for every type of sleeper; back, side, stomach, and combi sleepers, which in turn may make it less ideal comfort option for some sleepers. Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses are made specifically for side sleepers because it’s designed to support not just every muscle but the sensitive hip and shoulder areas in one unanimous layer of AirFoam™. Though Nolah provides excellent support and comfort for all sleepers, it's particularly well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most vulnerable areas, therefore, it also requires a special type of supportive mattress designed especially for side sleepers. 

Check out Nolah’s Guide to Sleeping Positions and Guide to Side Sleeping.

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Original 10 mattress provides 4 times greater pressure relief than memory foam. Muscles and joints receive far greater support which benefits your quality of sleep and could also benefit your health. Nolah conducted heat-mapping tests to prove this which can be found on their website. 

Cooling and Breathability

The Nolah Original 10 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic foam chemicals used in The Puffy Mattress. The breathable AirFoam™ does not absorb or store heat and ensure a cooling sleep experience for the duration of the mattress lifespan.    

Durability

Nolah’s Original 10 proved to be a 300% more durable than high-priced memory foam mattresses and 26 times more durable than their cheaper counterparts. Throughout a 100,000 cycles durability test, Nolah AirFoam™ loses a mere 0.03 of an inch.

Off-gassing

The Puffy Mattress and Nolah Original 10 mattress are both odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified. Although when removed from the box, allow them to breathe for a few minutes to off-gas. This is perfectly harmless, it simply means to briefly air-out after being released from the air-tight box. The new mattress smell ought to dissipate within 24-hours.  

Comparison Summary

Both Puffy and Nolah are respected mattress providers and you ought to expect a high level of customer care from each company.

Mattress durability and price are two huge concerns for anyone shopping for a new mattress. Memory foam mattresses are not as durable as AirFoam™ and Nolah’s mattresses run cheaper than Puffy’s. Nolah also throws in two free pillows with every purchase of a mattress.

The Puffy mattress is designed to suit every type of sleeper and made in the U.S.A. The Nolah Original 10 mattress is 100% free from memory foam and designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort for side sleepers. Therefore, offering a more bespoke mattress.

Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in Nolah’s U.S. factories and are made to order. Your mattress will only be produced after you place your order.

Shopping for a new mattress doesn't need to be an arduous task. Allow this comparison of The Puffy Mattress and Nolah Original 10 mattresses to help you make an informed decision.

 

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