Here I’m gonna be talking about the Nolah Signature 12” mattress.
Numerous reviews show that this is the best mattress that you can flip over.
In this article I’m gonna cover everything that you need to know about the Signature double-sided mattress.
I’m gonna cover its construction, firmness and feel, who I think will really enjoy this mattress as well as the policy information for it and pricing.
As a company Nolah makes two different all-foam models. They have the Original 10” mattress, which is their softer option; that is my top pick for the best pressure relief mattress.
And then they have the Signature 12”, which is their more premium option.
This is a double-sided, flippable bed.
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I’ve been sleep testing the Nolah Signature 12-inch mattress for a week now and I’m very excited to tell you more about it.
It’s made of materials that you can feel good about and that bring you a lot of healthy support to the body, so that you feel rested when you wake up in the morning.
Why don’t we start by looking at the cover?
The cover on the Nolah Signature 12-inch mattress is organic cotton. It has a smaller stitch to it that gives it an evenly distributed feel, where you’re not going to have one side of the mattress feel differently than another side, because those grids are just so small that they’re very evenly distributed.
The organic cotton means that there are no harsh chemicals, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for your health.
Anytime that I see organic cotton, whether it’s on clothing or a mattress cover, it’s something that I really appreciate because I know I’m not taking any risks and it’s a made in a sustainable way that’s going to be healthy for me to spend eight or more hours a day sleeping on it.
Let’s look at what goes inside the Nolah Signature filippable mattress.
This is a hundred percent made in the USA. It is a double-sided mattress. That’s something that I think brings a lot of value because by buying one mattress you’re buying two sleeping sides, which means that you get to tailor the mattress to your current sleeping style.
As your body changes, as your lifestyle changes, potential injuries or changes in the way that you move and your body reacts, you might want to be looking at a mattress that gets firmer or softer to relieve some of the pressure in your body.
When you buy the Nolah Signature mattress you’re getting a firm side and a softer side.
There are essentially the same four layers of foam but ordered differently that will give you a different sleeping experience.
Should you ever need to change firmness, you just be flipping your mattress inside its cover and you have a bright new mattress without spending a dime.
Let’s talk about the soft side of the mattress first because that’s how it comes packaged.
So when you unroll the mattress, the side that has the organic cotton cover on it is the soft side of the mattress.
The top layer on the soft side of the mattress is going to be two and a half inches of AirFoam.
AirFoam is a replacement created by Nolah to replace memory foam. So it’s not memory foam, which is a 40 year old technology that is still widely used in mattresses today.
But Nolah believed that by using technology and some of the knowledge that we have today, they’d be able to come up with a mattress that works better for our bodies.
What the AirFoam does is creates a cooling sleeping environment. This means that Nolah does not need to add gel to their mattress, and their cover does not feel cold to the touch like some other cooling mattresses might feel, because the heat is not getting trapped in the AirFoam.
AirFoam has billions of air bubbles stuck in it or built into it that will channel the heat from your body down and outwards.
It is also providing a lot of pressure relief. This is two and a half inches of AirFoam which gives the mattress a lot of plushness and you don’t need to apply a lot of pressure to go down deep.
That AirFoam is going to relieve pressure up to four times more than memory foam. It is going to relieve pressure from your hips, shoulders and the lower back area, which are the areas of your body that are the heaviest.
That makes the Nolah flippable mattress a very good option for the side sleepers.
When you sleep on the AirFoam, the shoulders and the hip areas sink a little bit deeper, which puts your entire body on a plane and prevents from pressure building up in those areas, which would have me wake up with pain, if I was to sleep on a harder surface.
The second layer of foam on the soft side of the Nolah Signature mattress is the thinnest of the three layers of foam, not counting the bottom layer that becomes the top layer and serves a bigger purpose on the firm side of the mattress.
This second layer is one and a half inches of high resilience foam.
The high resilience foam gives you a healthy bounce so that you never feel stuck into the foam. The AirFoam itself, from having so many air bubbles, has a property that allows you to move in and out of the mattress without feeling stuck, without that englobing memory foam feeling that makes you have a hard time turning around.
The second layer has that extra bounce to it, so that you don’t feel stuck and so that your body does not create, night after night, that cradle, where you lay in a mattress that is now shaped after your body, once you’ve slept on it for a few years, and that would trap the heat underneath and around you.
The high resilience foam has that extra bounce to it so that the mattress pops back up to its flat shape when you’re not sleeping on it, meaning that when you come at night, you lay on a mattress that is a lot more responsive and you don’t dip into your own body shape that would just overheat you.
So this is another way for Nolah to control the cool sleep on this mattress.
The third layer on the soft side is very similar to the original mattress by Nolah. It is seven inches of high density foam. It’s a breathable foam. It’s a foam that is CertiPUR-US certified, which means that no chemicals were used in the processing of this foam and it makes it a healthier option.
It is able to give you a lot of support, it’s going to be a harder foam and it gives the support to the two top layers that are a little bit softer.
So the first two layers will give you cool sleep, they will give you some contouring. The bottom layer, the seven inches of foam are there to bring the support that your body needs to have a healthy night of sleep.
It will spread your weight evenly across the mattress and it brings you the support you would need, especially if you’re a back sleeper, so you don’t feel like you’re sinking too deep into the mattress.
On the soft side, I would think of this mattress as a four to five out of ten on the firmness scale.
It is a great option for the side sleepers since it allows the removal of those high pressure points. It allows you to move in and out of that position without being stuck.
It becomes a good option for the back sleeper on the soft side. If you have a partner that sleeps mostly on their side, and you are a back sleeper, you shouldn’t have any issues.
Let’s look at the firmer side of the double-sided mattress.
If you unzip the cover of the mattress, what you do is remove the foam from within the mattress. Flip that foam and then zip it back up. This means that you always sleep on the cotton cover.
The firmness on the firm side I would count as a seven or an eight out of ten.
The firm side of the mattress is one inch of AifFoam. The same properties that are going to bring you cool sleep, bring you relief of pressure points. But you only have one inch, not two and a half that you have on the soft side.
The one inch is going to bring you just enough comfort so that you can sleep on it very comfortably, especially if you’re a stomach sleeper where you need to feel like you’re floating above the mattress.
That inch of AirFoam is going to bring you exactly that. It’s going to make you feel like you’re supported. That foam is going to give you just enough contouring to bring you comfort.
After that one inch of AirFoam, you’re back into the seven inches of high density foam and that’s going to be a very strong support that’s only one inch away from the plushness of the AifFoam.
That’s what makes this mattress on the firm side a good option for stomach sleepers, because you’ll be supported from head to toes by a very high density, a very strong, breathable foam.
You’re still not going to get hot as much as you would on a memory foam, but you will get the same benefits of feeling supported and being able to sleep on your stomach very comfortably.
The side sleepers will find that firm side of the mattress will have a little too much pressure on those heavier parts of their bodies. If you’re sleeping on something that’s a lot harder, and you’re sleeping on your side, your hips and your shoulders will just be hitting that harder surface, and that will apply too much pressure for you to sleep comfortably.
But if you’re somebody with back pain and you sleep on your back, this is going to bring you a lot of support and allow you to get a good night of rest and not wake up in the morning with pain in your lower area.
Let’s cover the policies that Nolah offers for the Signature 12. That way you know what you’re getting into before you buy it.
It comes with completely free shipping!
It’ll show up at your door neatly rolled up inside of a 4-foot tall box.
The unboxing process is super simple and actually fun. You just take it out of the box, rip off all the packaging and watch it expand before your eyes.
It’s pretty impressive to see how these bedding companies can fit even a king-size bed into a smaller cardboard box.
I do recommend giving it a little bit of time to fully inflate before you lay down on it, which you can do right away, but it will probably feel better to you after 2 to 3 days of just sitting out.
Once the bed is delivered, that’s when your trial period of 120 nights begins to test it out in order to make sure that it’s the right mattress for you.
If you find that for whatever reason it’s not really the right bed for you, Nolah also offers completely free returns. You just call them up, say you want to return it and they’ll work with you to set up a removal at no extra cost.
But on the other hand, if you find that the bed works perfect for you and your sleeping preferences, it comes with a lifetime warranty, which is pretty crazy.
Even though no one really wants to read a mattress warranty, I do recommend looking it over because it will cover certain things like what could potentially void the warranty as well as what types of foundations are best for the bed.
Nolah as a company, partners with the defenders of Wildlife. So when you buy one of their beds, including the Signature, they actually donate some of the cost to support endangered species of your choice upon checkout. That’s pretty cool as well.
What does the pricing look like for the Nolah Signature 12?
Since is the more luxurious premium option that the brand currently offers, it’s not going to be the cheapest bed on the market.
Tight now the cost for a queen-size is a little over $1,599.
But the company regularly offers discounts and promotions.
At the time writing this review, you can save $300 on queen size bed, which means it can be yours for $1299.
Other sizes include twin, twin XL, full, king and Cal king.
There is an additional option to save extra $149. All you have to do is remove trial period when adding it to cart.
That’s my review of the Nolah Signature 12 inch flippable mattress.
I love the fact that I can flip it and you are essentially buying two mattresses in one. That’s a great option.
You just never know what happens. Three, five or even ten years from now, you might just be looking for a different surface and move from being a stomach sleeper to a side sleeper.
The firm side of the mattress is going to be a great option if you’re a stomach sleeper. For a back sleeper it could be okay.
If you’re sleeping primarily on your side, use the soft side of the mattress.
All in all, I think it’s a super nice bed if you don’t mind spending up for a more premium option.
With the flippable design, this bed should be checking a lot of your boxes.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.