The Nolah Signature 12 Vs Puffy Lux Mattress

A new mattress can give you a new lease of life but the shopping experience can be unbearable with so many options and brands to choose from. We compare and contrast the Nolah Signature 12 mattress against the Puffy Lux mattress to help you make an informed decision on your new mattress.  

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nolahmattress.com and www.puffy.com on the 15th day of January 2020.

Comparison Table 

 

Nolah 12” Signature

Puffy Lux Mattress

Type of Mattress

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

(Double-Sided)

Memory Foam / 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

4-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

4-Layer / Memory Foam

Price for Queen Size

$1,269

$1,795

Trial Period

120 Nights

101 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

Lifetime

Lifetime

Firmness

Flippable Soft Side and Firm Side in 1 Mattress

Medium-firm 

Nolah Signature 12 Vs The Puffy Lux Mattress - What to Compare? 

The Type of Mattress

Are you a side sleeper, back sleeper, tummy, or combi-sleeper? Your search for a new mattress will be a lot easier when you know your sleep style. Your new mattress will be more comfortable if it’s designed with a particular set of sleep needs in mind. For instance, The Nolah Signature 12 is made with AirFoam™, a propitiatory and revolutionary mattress material not found anywhere else. AirFoam™ is suitable for all sleep styles but is particularly suited to side sleepers. As a side sleeper, the sensitive areas of hips and shoulders are most vulnerable, therefore, they require more targeted support. Choosing a mattress that is customized to your personal sleep needs guarantees far greater comfort and enhances sleep health better than a ‘ready-made’ mattress. The Puffy Lux Mattress is designed to suit all sleep styles. Choosing a mattress that is designed for everyone such as the Puffy Lux is not the best solution for your sleep needs. Sleeping on a mattress that does not support your primary areas of concern, can result in morning aches and pains or exacerbate current symptoms. Therefore, consider your sleep style before choosing a mattress type.     

The Country of Origin

Shopping ethically is thankfully easier than ever. When you buy locally made products, you’re saluting your community and helping to keep a healthy local economy. Shopping ethically is acting patriotically while sustaining local businesses. The Nolah Signature 12 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 Lux Mattress is also made in the U.S.A. 

Nolah 12” Signature

The Puffy Lux Mattress

100% Made in the U.S.A.

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

The Nolah Signature 12 is made of an innovative new 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 truly personalized sleep comfort. This 4-layer, double-sided mattress is 2 mattresses in 1 and stands 12 inches tall. The firm side is 1 inch of a firm and cooling layer of Nolah AirFoam™, topped with 7 inches of reinforced high-density foundation foam, topped with 1.5 inches of deep supportive high-resilience foam, the top layer is 2.5 inches of cooling Nolah AirFoam™. The Signature 12 mattress sleeps cooler than memory foam because it’s 100% temperature neutral (made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in the Puffy Lux mattress). The Nolah Signature 12 provides superior pressure relief, is more cooling than memory foam and offers greater support than regular foam mattresses. The Puffy Lux mattress has a 6-inch polyfoam base topped with 2 inches of firmer polyfoam, topped with 2 inches of soft memory foam and 2 inches of gel memory foam. The materials used in your new mattress will determine its longevity and comfort. Memory foam mattresses are an outdated construct, even with the added ‘cooling gel’ the bottom line is that it’s still a memory foam mattress. The chances are, you’ve probably slept on a memory foam mattress at some point, perhaps your current mattress is made of memory foam and you’re looking for an upgrade? If that’s the case, you’re only too aware of the hot and sweaty nights and sinking feeling. Memory foam typically loses buoyancy within a year of use. Unlike AirFoam™that guarantees its level of firmness for the duration of the mattress lifespan. Your new mattress is like cooking when you use fine ingredients, you have a delicious result. 

Nolah 12” Signature

The Puffy Lux Mattress

High-resilience pressure relief foam (AirFoam™)

Conventional Memory Foam / Foam

Pricing and Sizes

It’s important to consider your budget carefully when buying a new mattress and not to be pressured into overspending. If you’ve spotted a mattress that is just out of your budget your mattress provider should have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time. The Nolah Signature 12 costs $1,269 for a Queen size mattress and comes with 2 free AirFiber™pillows worth $158. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over a 6, 12, or 24 month period. A Queen size Puffy Lux mattress costs $1,795 and Puffy offers 20% APR financing with Klarna over 75 months. 

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress Prices

Puffy Lux Mattress Sizes

Puffy Lux Mattress Prices

Twin

$769

Twin

$1,445

Twin XL

$869

Twin XL

$1,495

Full

$1,069

Full

$1,595

Queen

$1,269

Queen

$1,795

King

$1,469

King

$1,995

Cal King

$1,469

Cal King

$1.995

 

Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide 

Delivery and Packaging

Nolah offers free delivery and return in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. Puffy offers free delivery and return, but additional fees are applicable if shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.

The packaging dimensions of Puffy Lux and Nolah are:

Nolah Signature 12

Puffy Lux Mattress

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 12" H

Nolah 12” Original: 63 lbs

Twin 39" W x 75" L x 12" H

Puffy Lux Mattress: 45 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 67 lbs

Twin XL 39" W x 80" L x 12" H

Puffy Lux Mattress: 50 lbs

Full 54” W x 75”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 78 lbs

Full 54" W x 75" L x 12" 

Puffy Lux Mattress: 63 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 90 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 12" H

Puffy Lux Mattress: 75 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 107 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 12" H

Puffy Lux Mattress: 95 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 105 lbs

Cal King72" W x 84" L x 12" H

Puffy Lux Mattress: 95 lbs

 

The Signature 12 (and Original 10) are bespoke mattresses. Your Nolah mattress only goes into production within 3 days of ordering so you get a mattress that is specially made for you. The Nolah Signature 12 leaves the US factory within 3-5 business days of ordering and will reach you within 5-10 days in total. Other brands mass produce their mattresses before being shipped to its stores and retail partners. This means that your mattress could sit in a store for weeks and months before being purchased. Nolah brings a fresh mattress straight to your door without the middlemen and high pressure of the salesroom floor.

Trial Period and Return Policy

Nolah offers a 120-night trial. A free trial is vital in your decision making because you get to try your new mattress in the comfort of your own home for a blissful 120-nights. If you feel your new Nolah is just too darn comfortable and you can't stand it, Nolah will have it picked up at no cost to you (just make sure you start the return process within the 120-night trial period) The returned mattress will be recycled where possible. Puffy offers a 101-night trial and free return.

Nolah Signature 12

The Puffy Lux Mattress

120-night trial

101-night trial

Length of Warranty

The Nolah Signature 12 is covered by a lifetime warranty as is the Puffy Lux Mattress.  

Nolah Signature 12

The Puffy Lux Mattress

Lifetime

Lifetime

Firmness Level

Your Nolah Signature 12 mattress has 2 levels of firmness to choose from because this double-sided mattress has a soft side and a firm side. A flippable mattress means you can change your mind on the firmness level more easily than shopping for a new mattress. Simply take the covers off, flip it over, and relax (or flip it over again because the first side is just too comfy) Nolah AirFoam™ guarantees the firmness levels for the duration of the mattress lifespan as it’s made from AirFoam™, an innovative new mattress material that breathes and supports the back, hips, and shoulder areas. The Puffy Lux Mattress is made from memory foam and therefore, might be less supportive than Nolah. The Puffy Lux Mattress may not be ideal for side sleepers as memory foam is known to sink the hips into the mattress. Due to the sinking nature of memory foam, stomach sleepers could end up with back pain when sleeping on a memory foam mattress. The firmness level of memory foam mattresses is unreliable for the duration of their lifespan and typically will lose what minimal support they have within a year of use. Since AirFoam™ is a unique and modern material (as opposed to 70s memory foam) the firmness level of your AirFoam™ mattress is more dependable over the course of the mattress lifespan.       

Nolah Signature 12

The Puffy Lux Mattress

Soft Side 4-5 of 10

Firm Side 7 of 10

Medium 5.5 f 10

Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

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 with its 2 layers of soft and firm AirFoam™. Although the Signature 12 provides superb support and comfort for all sleepers, it's extremely well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most sensitive areas, 

The Puffy Lux Mattress is made to suit all kinds of sleepers, therefore, it may not offer the same targeted support of AirFoam™. Stomach sleepers may experience back pain when sleeping on a memory foam mattress and side sleepers could experience their hips sinking too far into a memory foam mattress. It is best to choose a mattress that is made to accommodate your sleep needs. Remember, your new mattress is an investment in your sleep health. You eat healthy food to maintain a strong immune system, you take vitamins to maintain good health. It’s just as vital to sleep on a mattress tailored to your sleep needs.

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

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Signature 12 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 Signature 12 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in the Puffy Lux 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 Signature 12 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 Lux Mattress and Nolah Signature 12 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 will dissipate within 24-hours.  

Comparison Summary

As respected mattress companies, Nolah and Puffy both offer a high level of customer care so shopping with either will be a pleasurable experience. Two big concerns for customers when mattress shopping are; ‘will my mattress last a long time?’ And ‘Am I getting a good deal on this mattress?’.

The Nolah Signature 12 mattress is reasonably priced because there are no huge showrooms or pushy sales staff to sustain. Nolah’s mattress comes directly from their American factories to your door and is 100% free from memory foam, designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort to side sleepers.

Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in their U.S. factories and are made to order. Memory foam mattresses are not the best investment for sleep health as they are not as comfortable as AirFoam™ or supportive of the sensitive hip and shoulder areas.

The Puffy Lux Mattress contains memory foam and designed to suit every type of sleeper. As mentioned, it may not be ideal for side or stomach sleepers.

Allow this comparison of the Puffy Lux Mattress and Nolah Signature 12 mattress to help you make an informed decision as you shop for a comfortable new mattress.

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress vs The Puffy Lux Mattress