Sweet Zzz Nature’s Novel Mattress Review

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Ben Trapskin

I have reviewed hundreds of mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My reviews are based on my personal experience and the feedback I get from customers.

Recently updated on June 6th, 2020 at 12:15 pm

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The Nature’s Novel mattress by Sweet Zzz is a mattress made with natural wool, Talalay latex and a base layer of foam. It comes with a 100 night trial with free shipping and free returns. This mattress is a nice departure from the typical 3 layer foam construction. The layers of latex at the top provide a breathable and supportive surface that makes it easy to change positions at night.

If you live in California, you can try out this mattress in person at their showrooms located in Los Angeles.

Overview of Nature’s Novel Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview of the Nature’s Novel Mattress. As you can see it is a fairly thick mattress that has a really nice optic white cover that has some stretch to it.

Construction of the Sweet Zzz Mattress

nature's novel construction

As you can see from the picture above, the base layer is foam. Above that there are two layers of latex. There is wool in between the top layer and the knit cover which acts as a natural fire barrier.

I’m not sure the exact weight but this is a heavy mattress. Mine came packed in a box the size of the mattress instead of roll packed so you may want to opt for the white glove delivery service for an extra $149.

How Much Does the Nature’s Novel Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices of the mattress before any discounts. Normally SweetZzz will offer discounts on the mattress dropping the prices below considerably.

SizeRetail Price
Twin XL$1,149
California King$1,699

My Nature’s Novel Mattress Findings

I found this mattress to be on the firmer side which can be expected when you have latex at the top. This means you will sleep more “on” the mattress than “in” it.

Below is my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to illustrate how much sink you can expect.

What I found most remarkable about this mattress is that you get a fair amount of bounce and quick recovery despite it not having a spring system. The two layers of latex at the top are instantly responsive making it easy to change positions. The base layer of foam also helps absorb motion transfer.

Here’s a look inside the mattress. In this video you can see how each layer reacts. The two top layers of latex bounce back instantly and so does the foam base layer which provides a firm foundation for the top two latex layers.

Here’s another photo showing how much each layer gives when adding my 14 lb. bowling ball.

This mattress has good breathability due to the top layers of latex. Below is a picture of the top latex layer. When latex is made, there are holes created by the mold when it is poured. This allows for more air transfer.


My Nature’s Novel Sweet Zzz Mattress Recommendation

If you’re looking for all the benefits that latex has to offer but don’t want to pay the high prices, the Nature’s Novel mattress is a great choice. While there is a base layer of foam, you do get the benefits of natural materials where it counts, at the top of the mattress.

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