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Happsy mattress review

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I bought myself a Happsy Mattress. I’ve slept on it before giving this review, and you can rest assured you’re getting an honest, unbiased opinion.

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Cheryl Wagemann
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  • Size reviewed: Queen
  • Cost: $1,399
  • Trial period: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Free shipping: Yes
  • Shipping time: 5 days
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Call me the world’s most reluctant mattress shopper. I’d been sleeping on the same full-size mattress for more than two decades.

And as cozy and content as I was on my childhood bed, my partner was tired of the limited space and waking up stiff and sore. Even I had to agree it was getting cramped.

But I worried a new mattress wouldn’t compare to my old one. And I was concerned about flame retardants in many traditional mattresses. Admittedly, my current mattress probably contained them, but I reasoned it’d surely off-gassed by now.

Happsy’s Organic Bed in a Box caught my attention because it’s made of GOTS-certified organic wool, cotton and latex, guaranteeing no fumes to off-gas. Plus, it’s less expensive than other popular organic mattress brands. I took a leap of faith and tried it to see if it could keep both me and my partner comfortable.

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Unpacking the mattress

I’d never purchased a bed in a box before, so I didn’t really know what to expect. My mattress came compact in a small box, vacuum-sealed in thick plastic casing. I rolled it out in my living room and let it expand there.

This took a couple of days — so don’t get rid of your old mattress just yet! The company says you can sleep on it within 30 minutes, but I found it needed extra time to decompress — and so did I.

The company suggests having two people set it up, and I definitely agree. Our bedroom is just down the hall from the living room, so it was a short trek to place it on the bed.

But I imagine it’s tough to haul up a flight of stairs, so try to unbox it near your bedroom. And be sure to hold onto the original packaging — you’ll need it if you decide to return.

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Initial thoughts

Detail of Happsy mattress

Despite letting it expand for several days, the mattress hadn’t quite decompressed. For a week or two, I felt off-kilter — almost like my feet were higher than my head. My partner, on the other hand, was so happy to have the extra room he didn’t complain.

Aside from my head-over-heels position, I noticed I almost felt weightless on this bed. Sometimes spring beds have a lot of give when you lie on them, but not this one. I felt gently propped up as if on a cloud.

One year in

Yes, I’ve been sleeping on my Happsy for more than a year, so spoiler alert: I love it! Within a few weeks, the mattress decompressed further and I felt like I was properly lying on it.

It’s definitely plush yet very supportive — I’d call it medium-firm. Happsy also sells a topper for extra softness, but I skipped it. I never have any hip or shoulder pain lying on this bed and find it soft enough.

The one caveat to the bed of my dreams is it possibly traps heat. I say possibly because I tend to run hot and also sleep with a plush comforter, so it’s hard to say if the mattress is entirely to blame. But you may want to tuck that tidbit away if you sleep hot.

Pros

  • 100% certified organic. Since the mattress is made without adhesives or flame retardants, I rest easier knowing I’m not lying on toxic chemicals.
  • Extended trial and warranty. There’s no pressure to make a snap decision on where to spend a third of your life. A 120-night trial and 20-year warranty makes buying a Happsy risk-free.
  • No off-gassing. With no toxic chemicals to emit, there’s no smell or off-gassing with a Happsy.
  • Holds up over time. Unlike the all-foam mattresses I’ve slept on that are comfortable at first but quickly deteriorate, the Happsy is still going strong.

Cons

  • Price. Although it’s cheaper than many all-organic options, the price is still steeper than other popular brands.
  • Traps heat. Despite being made partially with moisture-wicking wool materials, the mattress can trap heat. I tend to wake up hot at times, especially in the summer.

Happsy vs. competitors

The Happsy is a great option in the organic mattress sphere. Compare other popular brands to find the best fit for you:

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Name Product Filter Values Starting Price Financing Free shipping Free returns
Happsy Organic Mattress by Happsy
Happsy Organic Mattress
Twin: $899
The certified-organic Happsy mattress is made of eight inches of pocketed springs and two inches of natural latex, topped with a thin layer of organic wool batting for comfort. The cover is made of 100% organic cotton.
Organic Mattress by Helix Sleep
Organic Mattress
Twin: $1,049
Free of any polyurethane based foams and harsh chemicals, designed with your complete safety in mind.
Organic Latex Mattress by Nest Bedding
Organic Latex Mattress
Twin: $2,512
Two layers of organic latex and topped with a layer of Talalay latex. It comes in firm or medium with a topper.
Certified Organic Mattress by Nest Bedding
Certified Organic Mattress
Twin: $2,512
Made of certified organic materials in a certified organic facility. This mattress consists of a latex layer wrapped in organic cotton, a layer of pocket-coil springs and the brand’s signature quilted woven cover.
The Nectar Mattress by Nectar Sleep
The Nectar Mattress
Twin: $399
The Nectar Mattress consists of two foam base layers, two gel memory foam layers and a Tencel cooling cover.
Birch Organic Mattress by Helix Sleep
Birch Organic Mattress
Twin: $849
The Birch mattress was designed by Helix, the team behind the leading mattress brand in customized sleep. We’ve lived and breathed creating the most comfortable sleep products for years with over 100,000 customers. Birch takes those learnings in comfort and uses all natural & organic materials.
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Bottom line

To make a long, sleepy story short, I found my match made in heaven in my Happsy mattress. Oh, and my partner sleeps happy now too.

Would you recommend this mattress to a friend?

Yes, I would! If you’re dreaming of an organic mattress that offers firm support with a plush, luxurious feel, the Happsy may be a great choice.

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