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Let’s dive into the cozy, sleepy details of two Nora mattresses made by Wayfair Sleep.
While some mattresses can cost thousands of dollars, the Nora mattresses are a mid-range option, available for under $1,000. The prices listed below are for queen sizes (so keep in mind that twin, full, and king sizes will be less or more expensive).
We’ve indicated prices as:
- $ = under $800
- $$ = over $800
Nora 12-Inch Medium Memory Foam Mattress
- Price: $
- Type: Foam
- Height: 12 inches
- Best for: Back pain
The Nora 12-Inch Medium Memory Foam Mattress is made with four different kinds of memory foam, including a gel-infused layer. Gel foam mattresses are an increasingly popular choice, especially for folks who need joint support or pain relief.
The memory foam in this mattress is designed to mold to your body, providing pressure relief and good support. Research suggests that switching to a medium or medium-firm mattress may reduce back pain. Check out these studies from
This medium mattress features a cover made with jade-infused materials designed to be cool to the touch. The rest of the mattress’s insides are made from hypoallergenic materials that Wayfair boasts resist allergens, mold, bacteria, and dust.
The mattress has an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on nearly 7,000 customer reviews. Many of these reviewers rave about the comfort and back pain relief they experience while sleeping on this memory foam mattress.
Several reviews mention a harsh chemical odor that takes a while to fade. If you’re sensitive to scents, this may not be the mattress for you.
Nora 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress
- Price: $$
- Type: Hybrid
- Height: 12 inches
- Best for: Couples
The Nora 12-Inch Hybrid is a firm mattress for those who desire lots of support. It consists of a spring base and a memory foam top. Like the all foam mattress, this hybrid comes with a cooling jade-infused cover. It also has jade woven into the yarn of the mattress, which the company says helps maintain the longevity of its cooling properties.
If you share your bed with a partner, this mattress aims to keep you from disturbing each other when shifting around in bed. The high density foams are designed to help absorb motion and keep movement on separate sides of the bed. The edge support is made to help getting on and off the bed easier.
Out of 461 customer reviews, this mattress averages 4.6 out of 5 stars, with reviewers raving about its back support and overall comfort.
Some reviewers found this firm mattress to be toofirm for their liking.
Wayfair has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2003, and it has an A+ rating.
Nora by Wayfair has no history of product recalls or lawsuits.
Nora mattresses ship free, and, according to reviewers, the mattresses usually arrive in less than a week.
Your mattress will arrive tightly rolled and compressed inside a cardboard box. Simply unroll the mattress on your bed frame and wait 48 hours for it to fully decompress before sleeping on it.
Wayfair offers a 100-night sleep trial to make sure your Nora mattress is right for you. They recommend trying your new mattress for at least 30 days before initiating a return. If the mattress turns out to not be for you, call customer service within those 100 days for a full refund or exchange.
Reviewers who returned or exchanged their Nora mattress rave about the ease of the process. Though you can’t try these mattresses first in retail stores, the generous sleep trial and return policy may make up for it.
There are so many mattress options available online, and it can be overwhelming.
Nora by Wayfair offers moderately priced, highly reviewed mattresses from a respected company. May you get the mattress of your dreams (and have sweet non-mattress-related dreams while sleeping on it).
Ash Fisher is a writer and comedian living with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. When she’s not having a wobbly-baby-deer day, she’s hiking with her corgi, Vincent. She lives in Oakland, California. Learn more about her on herwebsite.