Puffy Mattress Reviews 2021 – A Suitable Choice?

Editor’s Rating: 8.5/10

Taking a look at the Brand

The Puffy mattress penetrated the market in 2017 where it gained traction right after it was popularized by the Ellen Show in that same year.

The Puffy brand existed to create the ideal sleep system that helps people with a sore back.

Just like other popular brand owners, Puffy is confident with their product and brand. They are willing to offer a 101-night sleep trial, giving you over three months to determine whether the bed is suitable for you. If you find the bed unsuitable, you can go through a hassle-free process to return the mattress.

Even better, Puffy backs up their promise with a lifetime warranty. Most companies wouldn’t dare to give this warranty and offer a 10-year warranty in lieu of it.


General Overview

The Puffy Mattress does most of its branding online and sells 3 different mattresses: (1) “The Puffy” mattress, (2) “The Puffy Lux” mattress and (3) The Puffy Royal Mattress.

The mattresses are largely similar, but the main distinction is in the layers and the height of the mattress. The Puffy has 3 layers which is 10 inches in height. The Puffy Lux version has 4 layers and is 12 inch in height. The Puffy Royal Mattress has 5 unique layers and is 14 inches thick.

Puffy mattresses have special components and features to it making it one of the most prominent mattresses in the market. The mattress has received much attention from consumers now.

The features and components each of the Puffy mattresses will be discussed in greater detail below. We will talk about the material, the pros and cons to the mattress as well as the minor details of the mattress and make comparisons between the two.


Key takeaways:

  • Cooling mattress
  • 2 mattresses with different firmness 
  • Great for all sleeping positions


Puffy Mattress

First, for the Puffy Mattress. It is a 10 inch bed that has 2 layers to it. The cover of the bed is extremely soft that keeps the bed cool and the material is also able to prevent heat and moisture build up.

The first layer is the 3 inches of top cooling layer. This layer is made out of their patent pending Cooling Cloud gel infused memory foam. The gel infused is able to regulate the temperature creating a cooling and comfortable mattress and providing the user with good quality sleep.

The second layer which is the foundation layer is a 7 inch dense support foam that is the base support of the mattress. The design of this base is to be responsive. This support is up to 4 times the support as compared to traditional foam support layers.

In the mattress, they have the DeepSleep technology that is in the cooling layer of the mattress. This part of the mattress makes the mattress cool and keep the temperature regulated as well as keep the mattress comfortable for use.

Puffy Lux Mattress

Next the Puffy Lux mattress. This mattress is a 12 inch mattress and comes with 3 layers instead of 2. The Puffy Lux has an additional cloud layer for extra support and comfort. The top layer of the mattress is the 3 inches top cooling layer that has the same components in the Puffy mattress.

The next layer is the 2 inch comfort layer. This layer is what differs the Lux from the normal version. The layer is called the Puffy Cloud Comfort foam that is able to conform to your body shape and relieve pressure points in your body to promote comfortable, good quality sleep.

The last layer of the Lux Puffy mattress is the 7 inch foundation layer. Again, it is the same as the Puffy mattress version offering 4 times the support level of other foam mattresses.


The Puffy is a universal memory foam mattress tailored for a large range of sleepers. On a scale of 1 to 10, the firmness of the Puffy is rated at about 5. The Puffy mattress is considered a soft mattress. Another plus point about the puffy mattress is that it distributes a person weight very evenly. The foam layers in the mattress also provides adequate support when sleeping.

The firmness of a mattress to a person however is always subjective due to it being highly contingent to the weight of the person. Someone who is typically lighter may find it more firm than a heavier person but as a whole it comes of as a softer mattress.

The Puffy Lux mattress on the other hand provides more firmness than the puffy mattress. The firmness of the puffy lux is probably between a 7 to 8.

For a heavier person, the puffy lux is better than the puffy mattress as it provides a better support that a heavier person may need.

Similarly, it also surely distributes weights evenly for its users and performs tremendously well for side sleepers because of the hip and shoulder support as was mentioned earlier.

But something that tops it over the puffy mattress is that due to its better firmness, it also distributes your weight evenly even when you are sitting on the mattress. Hence, this is an extra bonus for users who tend to sit on their beds. 


The Puffy mattress does a good job of sleeping cool from the thin cover and presence of the gel infused foam layer designed to provide airflow and breathability. You shouldn’t have to deal with discomfort nor stickiness which is a common problem to most memory foam mattresses. The puffy mattress does well in that aspect.

As for sleeping hot though, the puffy mattress is pretty average. It does not stand out against other memory foam mattresses but you would not need worry about waking up filled with sweat or with a sticky body,

The Puffy Lux mattress is exceptionally good when it comes to sleeping cold. It contains a Cooling Cloud gel-infused layer that disallow the accumulation of heat and adjusts the temperature so that it is perfect for your body.

This gives its user the optimal level of comfort needed to provide them with a nice sleeping experience. On top of that, with its thin and breathable cover over the mattress, the airflow will be much greater and helps in cooling the mattress too.

The combination of all these technologies can keep you cool for the entire night and eliminate the problem of sleeping hot. Just like the original puffy mattress, you shouldn’t have to deal with the discomfort of excessive sweat or stickiness.

Sleeping Position & Pressure Points

The puffy mattress is a good choice and is very suitable for side sleepers as well as those on the lighter scale. If you are a light and sleep on your stomach or back, the puffy mattress will still be able to support your body.

For those that are average weighted, regardless of their sleeping position or light people who sleeps on their stomach or back, the puffy mattress is still pretty good and still able to support the body.

However, for those who are on the heavier side, the puffy mattress will not be so suitable as the mattress is on the softer side and may not provide them with the support they require. If you are on the heavier side it is better to opt for the Puffy Lux mattress instead.

Another plus point about both versions of the Puffy mattress is that it is able to distribute body weight evenly. The foam layers in the mattress also provides adequate support to the user when sleeping and makes it a really good mattress for side sleepers as it supports the hips and shoulders. This helps reduce and risk and also avoid any numbness and stiffness that is usually caused by firm mattresses.  

As for the puffy lux mattress, it has a slight upper-hand because it is also a very good mattress not just for light, side sleepers but for average weighted side and back sleepers.

Edge Support

Edge support is important for those sleeping with a partner or with kids on the bed. If edge support is present, the space on the mattress can be fully utilized and support you when you are pushed to the edge.

The edge support for the puffy mattress is on the average scale. It is not the best edge support, but it is still able to support your body when lying down. Since the mattress is just a 10-inch mattress when sitting down, you can see the mattress sink quite low. This is more apparent when you are seating on the mattress.

If you were to sit at the edge of the mattress, the mattress will sink in and it continues to do so even after reaching the foam core. However, when lying down on the mattress there is still quite a good edge support as there is no feeling of rolling off or slipping of the bed as the body weight is able to be distributed evenly on the mattress. My

The puffy lux also has similar effects in edge support, but with the dense memory foam present it does help. Being 2 inches more than the original puffy mattress, it does give a much better edge support as comparing to the original puffy mattress.

Nonetheless, needless to say, you will still sink a few inches down when sitting by the edge of the mattress but do not worry because when you lie down, your weight is distributed more evenly, and the mattress will be able to support you even at the edge of the mattress.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Motion transfer is also another feature that is important when sleeping with a partner. Motion transfer is the amount of motion that can be felt on the other side of the mattress when there is movement on one side of the mattress. Motion isolation is important as it enables both individuals or other individuals on the mattress to not get affected by the movement of the other.

This would improve sleep quality as there won’t be any disturbances is movement from one another. Given that it is a memory foam mattress, the motion transfer is expected to be minimal.  Overall, the puffy mattress handles sinkage and motion transfer very well and is much better that majority of the memory mattresses of its category.

Take note that the motion transfer and sinkage depends on the weight of the sleeper. Someone who is heavier will definitely sink in deeper than a person who weighs half the weight. This is especially when sitting by the edge of the mattress. For someone who is very much heavier (e.g. 250LBS or more), the mattress can sink all the way when sitting by the edge. However, a lighter person may not experience the same thing.

The puffy mattress can have some sinkage but it’s not something too major. This is quite common for a 10 inch mattresses with not many layers.  This is again obviously more common for people who are heavier and may not be the case for really light people. .

For the Puffy Lux mattress, when sitting by the edge of the mattress, even for someone who is slightly heavier, you can expect it to be able to have more edge support when sitting the by edge of the bed. Unlike the original puffy mattress, the puffy lux mattress is less likely to sink in all the way. Of course, it will still sink in to a certain degree, but it provides much stronger support in comparison to the puffy mattress.  

Most memory foam mattresses does have a disadvantage for couples with a large differential in weight. Due to the sinkage, quite often the lighter partner may roll into the deeper sinkage caused by the heavier partner. But this is not the case for the puffy lux mattress. This is because the puffy lux mattress has thick layers of durable foams.

With these thick layers of durable foams, there is little to none motion transfer that exists among sleeping partners. The mattress is outstanding at causing any motion or movement to go unnoticed.


The puffy mattress is described as the most comfortable mattress created. It is a handcrafted mattress designed using new technology and high-quality foam layers. It has a good blend of softness and firmness which makes it really comfortable and provides a good support for the spine.

The mattress is also good for people who have back problems and often wake up with backaches after a night’s sleep. Due to the design of the mattress, the foam core support layer that is able to relieve pressure points in the body. Some of our readers have commented that they don’t suffer the aches they used to after switching to the puffy mattress.

The puffy lux mattress though outshines the original puffy in terms of comfort. With the Cooling Cloud and Plus Cloud layers, it is really made for relaxation and comfort. The layers in the mattress provides the cool surface and also free its users from the stresses and strains from their body.

Additionally, the top layers work alongside the core support layer in order to keep its users’ spine aligned. This enable the body to be supported well and improve the sleep quality as well.

Sleeping on the puffy lux mattress gives its users the feeling as though they are sleeping in the clouds. The soft cover has a silky feel which enhances the comfort giving it a higher level of luxury. This ties in with the soft response from the memory foam layers and it gives sleepers a wonderful sleeping experience.


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Trial Period

The Puffy mattress comes with a 101 night trial period allow you to test it out at home. This gives you the opportunity to test the mattress out without having to worry about spending so much money on a mattress that you might not like.

If you try it out and still do not like it, you will be able to return the mattress and obtain a full refund as well. The mattress will then be donated to a charity and it will not be reused as stock so do not worry of receiving used mattresses as well.


The puffy mattress provides a lifetime warranty to provide their customers with security. This is extremely beneficial as the customers will not need to worry much if anything were to happen to their mattress.

Here are some simple conditions that the user must comply with in order to be eligible for the warranty.

  1. The warranty is only valid to the original owner or purchaser of the mattress. This means if you bought the mattress from someone else the warranty does not apply to you.
  2. The mattress must be used on a suitable bed frame or base
  3. The mattress must not be misused, abused, burned or damaged by improper use.


The cover of the mattress used is stain resistant. It allows you to clean or wipe any spills of drinks easily and maintaining the colour and cleanliness of the cover as well. The material of the cover used is also OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. This certification means that the cover is free from harmful chemicals as well as PVC, low in VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) making it safe and healthy to use.

All memory foam used in the mattress is also CertiPUR-US certified foam. Meaning that it is free from harmful chemicals from processing of foam that some foam has. This makes the memory foam safe to use as well.


Both Puffy Mattresses are suitable with any type of base. This makes it easy for you as there will not be a need to purchase a new foundation and you will be able to use your existing one. Hence, there is no need to worry for spoiling the mattress.

Social Responsibility

If you are looking for a company that plays a role in the community, the Puffy Company is one of them. They commit and partake is social duties. The company makes donation of beds to their charities who are in need of mattresses.

How the donation works is that someone needs to post a pic or video with their puffy mattress and tag the puffy mattress instagram, and with this, for every 10 new posts, the company will donate one mattress to the charity,


The Puffy mattress ses high quality foam layers that is made to have a long lifespan.The mattress is manufactured entirely in the USA ensuring the best of quality in its products and foams used. The foam based layer provides strength and durability to the mattress.

The technology that is integrated into the designed foam layers of the puffy nattress allows it a last much longer than most foam mattresses.

Even though the warranty is a lifetime warranty, the mattress is expected to have a lifespan of roughly 15 years depending on the type of usage.


The Puffy mattress is an extremely good mattress. However it does have its’ disadvantages

Firmness Limitation

Both versions of the Puffy mattress has only one type of firmness level which does not have the choice of choosing the firmness level of the mattress.

Another minor issue with the mattress is the edge support. Although it is able to be supported but it is on the lower end as compared to its competitors. The Edge support in the Puffy mattress does not offer the best possible support.

What Makes the Puffy Different from other Mattresses?

The Puffy Mattress comes in 2 different forms which is quite unique. One version of the Puffy Mattress, which is the Lux version has an additional cloud foam layer. This layer is able to contour and conform to the shape of your body to relieve it from pressure points as well. It also enhances the breathability, comfort and cooling of the mattress as well.

The puffy mattress has gel infused foam and the design and structure of the mattress, increases its breathability by 8x when compared to a normal foam mattress. This makes The Puffy extremely breathable and making it cool for the users.

In its support layer, both the Puffy mattress has 4 times more support as compared to most typical foam mattresses. This differs the Puffy mattresses from its competitors.

Who is the Puffy Mattress Suitable for?

The Puffy mattress is suitable for those who tend to sleep hot at night or sweat in their sleep. With the design of the Puffy, it is definitely suitable for hot sleepers and is able to regulate the temperature of the mattress.

Since there are 2 versions of the mattress, there are 2 different firmness levels, the mattress would be suitable for all types of sleeping position. If you are a side sleeper, the Puffy mattress would be the best choice for you. However,  if you are a back and stomach sleeper, the Puffy Lux mattress would be a more suitable choice.

The Puffy Lux Mattress will also be more suited for those on the heavier scale. If you are heavier and have been struggling to find a mattress that will support you properly without sacrificing comfort, the Lux version would be the better choice for you.

Final verdict

The Puffy Mattress comes in two versions and both offering different comfort levels to different users. The Puffy was rated most comfortable mattress and it shows that through the quality materials used. 

This is for you if:

  • Looking for supportive mattress for those on heavier scale (Puffy Lux)
  • Looking for a very comfortable mattress
  • Looking for a mattress that does not sink in. 

Potential downside include:

  • Each mattress only has one firmness level

About the Author Jessica Larsen

I am a big advocate that having great sleep is something everyone deserves. With over 10 years of experience in this field, I would love to use this platform as a means to help you achieve a good night's sleep.

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