In late 2016, shortly after our original review of the Yogabed, Yoga Sleep introduced a second model, the Unplug. Then, a little more than a year later, on January 16, 2018, Yoga Sleep merged with Marpac, the maker of white noise machines, adding Yogabed mattresses to its offerings of Tools for Sleep.
Yogabed Luxury Memory Foam Mattress
This mattress is essentially the same as the one reviewed in 2016. The Yoga Instant Response Foam in the 1” top layer is a latex-like foam, a version of polyurethane foam engineered to exhibit properties of latex. Ostensibly, this is to avoid triggering latex allergies in users, but it has the added advantage of being a lower cost material than either natural or synthetic latex. This was prior to Casper Sleep changing the latex in its original model to a latex-like foam.
The 6” Breathable Foam Base (support core) is now 5” of “breathable high density foam”, and the 1” base pad is now 2” thick.
The top part of the Zip–N–Wash cover has a 360° zipper so it can be removed for washing. The fabric is made with Thermocool fiber. From the company’s description, this is an artificial fiber (probably rayon or polyester) with a cross-section designed for moisture-wicking.
Marpac Yogabed Unplug Mattress
Introduced near the end of 2016, the Yogabed Unplug Gel Memory Foam Mattress (now Marpac Unplug) is a simpler version of the Yogabed Luxury Memory Foam Mattress (which is now called the Marpac Yogabed Mattress). Though the same 10” height, its 2-layer construction allows it to be marketed at lower price points.
The 2” top layer of the Unplug is YogaGel, and the 8” base layer is Breathable Foam. No latex-like foam. No base pad.
Yogabed has been marketing its mattresses on Amazon as well as on its own site. Now they are on Amazon and the Marpac site. Apparently, with Marpac, the mattresses are re-listed on Amazon, since they will say how many are left in stock, then they are in stock, but without the previous reviews.
Marpac retailed online before acquiring Yogabed. Therefore it is not surprising that Yogabed mattresses are not sold in physical store locations. Amazon seems to be the only online retailer carrying this brand.
We calculate our ratings in accordance to our Verified Review Policy.
Most of the independent review websites have reviews of the Yogabed Mattress. One independent review site, Tuck, gathered from eight sources over 3.6K “verified customer experiences” related to the Yogabed Memory Foam Mattress. They computed a 69% rate of customer satisfaction. There are fewer sites with reviews and ratings by customers/owners.
Very few Yogabed reviews remain on Amazon. A week before this writing there were 15, but now there are only 3. None of the 15 reviews are for Unplug. They have an average rating of 4.73 (94.67%).
Amazon also has 16 reviews or Yogabed as a seller. However, three negative reviews of them concerned delivery. Since Amazon fulfilled they orders, they took responsibility.
Amazon does provide a timeline of the percentages of positive, neutral, and negative Yogabed seller reviews. For the past 30 days and 90 days, 100% of them have been positive. For the past 12 months, it has been 63% positive and 38% negative (probably closer to 62.5% and 37.5%). For the lifetime of Yogabed as an Amazon seller, it is 81%.
Marpac links to TrustPilot.com (an agency that collects customer reviews) for reviews of the Yogabed mattresses. There are 809 reviews in English and one in Spanish going back to mid-2016. Overall, the average customer rating for Yogabed is 4.55 out of 5 stars (91%). But counting only those that rate the mattress after using it, the average rating is a slightly smaller 4.53 (90.59%).
One independent site hosting reviews by bed owners is GoodBed. It has 22 ratings and one review from February 2015 to May 2018. GoodBed reported that 78% of owners would recommend the Yogabed mattress. On the issues of back support, pressure relief, sleep quality, and staying cool, owners rated Yogabed an average of 3.4 stars. However, the average rating for the mattress itself was 4.54 (90.8%).
Weighting the reviews with the number of reviewers in each rating group yields an aggregate average rating of 4.54 stars (90.79%).
Pros & Cons
The most named pros of Yogabed are conformity, pressure relief, motion isolation, and low price point. The most stated cons are lack of variety/choice, too soft for some, too firm for others, and poor edge support.