The Awara is a hybrid mattress that provides moderate contouring and responsive support. Here we’ll break down everything you need to know about the Awara mattress, including its construction, firmness, and performance.
This is currently the only mattress that Awara offers. However the company also has a selection of bed frames including an adjustable frame and simple platform foundation with the option to add a headboard. You can bundle your Awara mattress with organic cotton bed sheets or a mattress pad.
This hybrid offers a thicker than average natural Dunlop latex comfort layer and pocketed coil support core, providing superior edge support and temperature regulation. Its medium firm sleep surface is broadly applicable to many different types of sleepers. And while the Awara comes at a somewhat higher price point, its high-quality natural materials and durability justifies the price tag. Now let’s take a closer look at what makes the Awara unique.
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|Firmness||6 (Medium Firm)||7-8 (Firm)||2-3 (Soft), 6 (Medium Firm), 7-8 (Firm)|
|Height||13"||11"||11.5” or 14.5”|
Awara Mattress Review: Our Verdict
The Awara is a hybrid mattress made with a thick latex comfort layer and pocketed coil support core. It offers a medium firm sleep surface with a good balance between contouring and responsiveness.
This mattress represents a happy medium when it comes to comfort and performs well for people of all sizes regardless of their preferred sleep position. Aside from comfort, the Awara stands out from other hybrid mattresses for its excellent edge support, durability, and temperature regulation. It’s also made with natural latex and is an ideal alternative for shoppers looking to avoid synthetic, foam-based mattresses.
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How Much Is the Awara Mattress?
The Awara mattress costs $1,499 for a queen size. This represents an average price point for a high-quality, latex hybrid mattress. The Awara mattress is constructed with highly durable pocketed coils and natural Dunlop latex. It also comes protected with a generous lifetime warranty and 365-night sleep trial. Together, these features make the Awara mattress an excellent value for the price.
Awara does not offer customization options that could change the price of the mattress. However, you can choose to bundle your mattress with Awara’s organic sheets, mattress pad, or bed frames. The company also has frequent promotions that further discount the price of the mattress.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 13”||N/A||$1,199|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 13”||N/A||$1,299|
|Full||54” x 75” x 13”||N/A||$1,399|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 13”||N/A||$1,499|
|King||76” x 80” x 13”||N/A||$1,699|
|California King||72” x 84” x 13”||N/A||$1,699|
How Does the Awara Mattress Feel?
Overall, the Awara mattress has a medium firm feel. The Awara’s combination of a latex comfort layer and thick support core of pocketed coils give this bed a moderately contouring surface that’s firm with a resilient bounce. Its sturdy construction gives the Awara a substantial 13 inch mattress height which contributes to its supportive feel.
With its dense Dunlop latex, the Awara has a slight give but is more noticeably firm and less contouring than similarly constructed foam-based hybrid mattresses. If you enjoy the body hugging feel of memory foam, the Awara will likely not suit your tastes. However, if you prefer firm, responsive bounce, the Awara is an ideal choice.
It’s important to note that the feel and comfort of any mattress will depend on your sleep preferences as well as your weight. But at a medium firm rating, the Awara hits the sweet spot that will satisfy most sleepers.
What Is the Awara Made Of?
Constructed as a hybrid, the Awara mattress is made with layers of both latex and pocketed coils. And at a height of 13 inches, the Awara is above average in terms of mattress thickness.
The Awara mattress contains a plush Euro top, non-removable cover made with organic cotton and New Zealand wool. The cover provides the mattress with a naturally moisture-wicking and breathable sleep surface
The Awara’s comfort system is made from a thick, 4-inch layer of natural Dunlop latex. This is 2 inches thicker than standard hybrid mattresses. Awara uses natural latex made from the sap of rubber trees and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. This certification means that the farms where Awara sources its rubber latex meet the Rainforest Alliance’s sustainable agricultural standards. Latex provides the contouring comfort that’s required from an effective comfort layer. Dunlop latex tends to be more firm and dense than Talalay latex. This gives the Awara superior durability and a unique feel.
The Awara is made with a substantial 9-inch support core composed of individually-wrapped coils, providing the mattress with a firm base of support. Pocketed or individually wrapped coils are each encased in a layer of fabric. This allows the coils to move independently and reduces motion transfer, a common problem with traditional innerspring mattresses. Similar to its comfort layer, the Awara’s support core is thicker than most hybrid mattresses. The base of the mattress is also protected with a soft and stylish cotton/poly covering that includes four reinforced handles to make moving your mattress easier.
Does the Awara Isolate Motion?
While not the highest scorer in this category, the Awara’s latex construction isolates motion fairly well. Motion isolation refers to how well a mattress prevents motion transfer or how much movement on one part of the mattress surface is felt on another part of the mattress surface.
This is especially important for couples sharing the same mattress. A mattress that prevents motion transfer will also prevent couples from disturbing one another during the night as they change positions or get up to to use the bathroom.
The Awara’s latex comfort layer does not isolate motion as well as mattresses with a foamed-based comfort layer. Foam, particularly memory foam, is the best material when it comes to motion isolation. However, the Awara’s latex was able to noticeably dampen motion transfer so that only minimal movement can be felt across the mattress’s surface.
Does the Awara Sleep Cool?
The Awara’s ability to sleep cool represents one of its strongest features. Similar to many other hybrids with a latex-based comfort layer, the Awara has an excellent ability to regulate body temperature and keep sleepers cool throughout the night.
Waking up in a sweat due to overheating can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your sleep schedule. Overheating is caused by a number of different factors. Some sleepers simply tend to sleep hotter than others. However, you can help regulate your temperature overnight by modifying your sheets and blankets, bedroom temperature, and clothing.
Your mattress also plays a critical role in keeping you cool (or hot) during the night. Mattresses with high contouring tend to reduce airflow between your body and the mattress. Additionally, some mattresses are more likely to absorb and retain your body heat, making you feel hotter as the night progresses.
Memory foam mattresses are usually the worst offenders when it comes to poor temperature regulation. But the Awara’s moderately contouring latex layer sitting atop a thick, aerating layer of pocketed coils produces a temperature neutral sleep surface with abundant airflow.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
The Awara’s sturdy construction creates a supportive edge that is highly resistant to sagging. A lack of reinforcement at the perimeter can cause some mattresses to sag along the edges over time.
But with a comfort layer made from dense Dunlop latex and a support core of sturdy pocketed coils, the Awara was built to support sleepers who like to utilize the mattress edge while sleeping. Moreover, both the Awara’s comfort system and support core are thicker than the average layers found in most hybrid mattresses. As a result, we found the Awara mattress to have superior edge support.
Is It Good for Sex?
With nearly unrivaled responsiveness when compared to other hybrid mattresses, the Awara’s construction makes this an ideal mattress for sex. While the majority of the time we spend in bed is dedicated to sleep, couples also need to ensure that their mattress is comfortable when it comes its other main function: sex. Generally, mattresses that are more responsive are better for sex.
Responsiveness or resilience refers to the ability of a sleep surface to retake its original shape once weight is removed. This gives the mattress a slight bounce and confers ease of movement that is crucial during sexual activity. The Awara’s lightly contouring latex comfort layer and substantial coil-based support core give this mattress superior responsiveness that’s great for sex without sacrificing sleep comfort.
What About Off-gassing?
We found the Awara to produce minimal off-gassing after unpacking the mattress for the first time. Off-gassing refers to the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a newly unpacked mattress.
While not harmful, some mattress manufacturing techniques create more VOCs than others. All-foam mattresses tend to be the worst when it comes to off-gassing. However, the Awara uses many naturally sourced materials including Dunlop latex, organic cotton, and wool.
These non-synthetics produce very few VOCs. But, as is the case with all new mattresses, expect a slight odor after unpacking that will dissipate within a day or less.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Awara Mattress Best for?
With a medium firm firmness rating, the Awara mattress achieves a middle ground that will meet the comfort needs for the majority of sleepers, regardless of their preferred sleep position. This mattress strikes a good balance between firm support and moderate contouring that works well whether you are a back, side, stomach, or combination sleeper. However, if you particularly enjoy a sleep surface that provides deep, body-hugging contouring, the Awara is not the mattress for you.
While the Awara occupies a sweet spot in terms of firmness and comfort, sleep position is still an important consideration. That’s because how you sleep can affect the perceived comfort of a given mattress. Let’s take a closer look at how the Awara feels for different types of sleepers.
Side Sleepers: Sleeping on your side tends to create pressure points on your shoulders and hips. Mattresses that are too soft will cause side sleepers to sink in at these regions, throwing off spinal alignment. But if a mattress is too firm, these points of pressure become too great, resulting in joint pain. The Awara’s balance between contouring comfort and firm support provide the ideal sleep surface for most side sleepers who tend to prefer a medium to medium firm mattress.
Combination Sleepers: Some sleepers cycle through different sleep positions during the night. While combination sleepers may have a primary sleep position, they need a mattress that will be comfortable for every position. Once again, the Awara’s medium firm sleep surface works well because it’s broadly applicable to many different sleeping styles.
Back Sleepers: People who prefer to sleep on their backs create the most amount of pressure in the lumbar area. A moderately firm mattress that’s neither too soft nor too firm provides the best support to keep a back sleeper’s spine in proper alignment. The Awara’s provides the perfect mix of responsiveness and moderate contouring for back sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers typically need more support and less contouring from their mattress. This ensures the body will remain on an even plane and not sag too much around the chest, midsection, and waist. Since the Awara has a medium firm feel and a thick coil system, the mattress provides excellent reinforcement for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. Those who weigh 130 pounds or more will probably experience more sagging, but overall support is still adequate.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Awara Mattress's Performance?
Mattress comfort and performance also depends greatly on a sleeper’s bodyweight. But as we saw with sleep positions, the Awara’s medium firm sleep surface make this mattress comfortable for sleepers of all sizes.
Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds place the least amount of pressure on a mattress. For this reason, they tend to prefer softer mattresses. But while sleepers in this category gave the Awara slightly more average rating in terms of comfort, they overall enjoyed the supportive feel of the Awara.
People who weigh 130 to 230 pounds place a moderate amount of pressure on the surface of the mattress and tend to sleep the best on a moderately firm mattress. As expected, sleepers in this category rated the Awara above average in terms of comfort and performance.
Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds place the most pressure on their mattresses. While sleepers in this category often prefer a mattress that’s more firm, the Awara’s supportive sleep surface performed well for sleepers who more than 230 pounds due to its thicker than average comfort layer and support core.
Is the Awara Mattress Good for Couples?
When you share a mattress with your partner, there are a few features that are especially important to consider. With superior edge support, excellent temperature regulation, ease of movement, and sufficient motion isolation, the Awara is an ideal mattress choice for couples.
A resilient mattress with a bit of bounce makes movement and changing positions during sex much easier. However, if a mattress is too bouncy, you can awaken your partner from sleep when you move during the night. A mattress that performs well for couples should have a slight springiness that does not transfer too much motion.
Additionally, edge support prevents the mattress from sagging and increases the usable surface area of your mattress surface. Temperature regulation helps promote airflow so that your mattress doesn’t trap and retain body heat. All of these features are crucial when two people share the same sleep surface. And the Awara performs well in each category.
Awara's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||The Awara mattress is available in the United States through the company’s online store. International shipping is not currently available. The Awara mattress is also not available through Amazon or other third-party sellers.|
|Shipping||The Awara mattress ships for free to the contiguous United States (48 states excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories is available for an additional charge. Awara ships its mattresses rolled and compressed in weatherproof packaging.
Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days. The company typically uses FedEx Ground service. Shipping times vary depending on your location once your order is shipped but are usually between 2-5 business days
No assembly is required for the Awara mattress. However, you will need to place it on a supportive platform and remove the mattress from its packaging. The Awara mattress comes with 4 reinforced handles so you can move your mattress more easily if needed.
|Additional Services||For a fee of $149, Awara offers White Glove delivery service with the purchase of a mattress. With this premium service, Awara will carry your mattress inside, unpack it, and set it up for you. They will also remove and donate your old mattress. Plan for an additional 2-3 days of delivery time when you choose the White Glove delivery service.|
|Sleep Trial||The Awara mattress comes with a 365 night sleep trial. Most mattresses come with a 2-3 month trial period. This makes Awara’s full year sleep trial above and beyond what is offered by most mattress companies.
The sleep trial begins after a required 30-day break-in period. However, if you’re not satisfied with your Awara mattress within the 365 sleep trial, you can return in for a full refund.
Returns are free, but additional shipping fees for those outside the contiguous United States are non-refundable. Awara will help you coordinate used mattress pickup for donation.
|Warranty||Awara’s mattress warranty is also a standout feature when compared to other mattress companies. Each Awara mattress is protected by the company’s “Forever Warranty”
Awara’s manufacturing process includes using the most durable materials to ensure its mattresses are built to last. For as long as you own your Awara mattress, Awara will repair or replace your mattress if you experience manufacturing defects such as excessive sagging or material breakdown due to the manufacturing process.
For the first 10 years of your mattress's life, Awara will replace the mattress at no extra cost to you. After 10 years, the company will repair or replace your mattress with a $50 shipping charge each way that can be waived if the mattress defect is confirmed with Awara.