Joybed LXP Mattress Review

Joybed LXP bed

The Joybed LXP is one of three mattresses sold by the natural bed-in-a-box brand Joybed. It's the top of the line with some luxury features and it has two comfort options.

About Joybed

Sleep Naturally

The natural materials in the Joybed are beneficial in a lot of ways. Air flows through the cotton and wool freely and the natural fibers wick moisture away from your body. You'll stay dry and cool naturally when sleeping on these, whereas foam can often cause you to sleep hot. There are no chemicals involved when making the Joybed mattresses, so you don't have to worry about sleeping among toxins. Foam mattresses can off-gas chemicals that you'd be breathing in throughout the night, whereas with natural materials, there's no need to worry about that. You can enjoy healthy sleep without the concern of long-term effects on your health.

Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Joybed makes a point to reduce its impact on the environment by using natural materials that are annually renewable and biodegradable. That way they're not overusing resources or filling landfills - foam can sit for decades after being discarded. Wool, cotton, and plant materials are used to break down within a year. Only 0.1% of the bed is man-made material - the innerspring pockets and dust cover fabrics. The coils are made of recycled steel, and the boxes are also made out of recycled material. They can be recycled or reused.

Comfort Scale Rating

The Joybed LXP has two comfort options. The medium-firm is a 5 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). It should have a pretty neutral feel that will work for most. The medium-plush option is softer at a 7 on our 10 point Comfort Scale. Side sleepers who tend to need more cushioning for their shoulders and hips might like the medium-plush Joybed LXP. It may be too soft for stomach sleepers, so the medium-firm option might work better. If you think something slightly firmer might work, the Joybed LX is a 4.

Kids play on a Joybed mattress

Pros and Cons of the Joybed LXP

PROS CONS
  • Natural materials
    • Very breathable, which keeps you cool and dry
    • Biodegradable and renewable - better for the Earth
    • No off-gassing - better for your health
  • Individually pocketed coils
    • Contour to your body and support where needed
    • Stop movements from being felt as much between sleep partners
  • Edge support
    • Sit or rest comfortably all the way to the edge of the bed
  • Fast and convenient delivery
    • UPS ships it in a small box within 3-5 business days
  • More affordable than a lot of natural mattresses
  • Works with an adjustable base
  • Not completely organic
    • Joybed says using organic materials in the padding would only have small incremental benefits but would add a lot of cost

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Main Features of the Joybed LXP in Detail

Inside layers of the Joybed LXP mattress

1. Jacquard Organic Cotton Cover

The cover is made with a luxurious Jacquard woven organic cotton that's 100% GOTS Certified.

2. Plant Fiber Fire Barrier

This plant-based layer helps create a safe and fire-resistant mattress that meets federal fire safety certifications without the need to add chemicals. Since it's plant-based, it's very breathable.

3. Cotton

There are two layers of cotton, a naturally hypoallergenic, durable, renewable, and biodegradable material. It's breathable, keeping your environment dry and comfortable. Beneath the wool, there are two more layers of firmer cotton padding.

4. Wool

This responsibly farmed wool has moisture-wicking properties that keep you dry and cool. It also helps keep you warmer when the temperature is cold.

5. Nano Coils

This layer of nano coils adds conforming support and comfort with a responsive feel. They are very durable and increase the performance life.

6. Individually Wrapped Coils

The coils move independently (instead of being tied together) giving contouring support and minimizing motion transfer between sleep partners. They're zoned to target support in the best way possible.

7. Hand tufting

At the top, hand tufting adds a nice detail and helps hold everything in place, making it last longer.

Warranty

The Joybed LXP has a 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects as well as a 120-night trial period. If you aren't happy with your Joybed LXP, you can exchange it for free or get a full refund with a $139 processing fee.

Delivery Method

Joybed box

The Joybed LXP gets compressed into a small box and delivered by UPS to your door in 3-5 business days. It's easy to set up, just unbox it, lay it on your foundation, and take the plastic off. Then, it'll expand to full size!

Conclusion

The Joybed LXP is a natural mattress in a box that costs $1,490 (Queen size). It has two comfort options and is the most luxurious Joybed option with the nano coils, zoned coil system, hand-tufting, and additional padding. It's eco-conscious and a healthy option. Natural materials don't have the issue of off-gassing as foam does. And they're annually renewable and biodegradable, so using these materials helps minimize the environmental impact of buying a mattress. Joybed makes it more accessible to buy a natural mattress as they're pretty affordable compared to most options and delivery is very fast and convenient. The mattress is easy to set up once you receive it.

The coil system has a lot of good qualities. The coils are encased and move independently, helping with the contouring feel and decreasing motion transfer between partners. The coils are zoned to provide the support that's comfortable, changing the firmness, density, and bounce to target the right areas. There's a column of coils around the edge to support it better, making it easier to sit on the edge or lay comfortably towards the side. Then, there's a layer of nano coils above the main coil system to add more responsive comfort and support. This is a feature typically seen in luxury mattresses. It adds durability to the performance life of the mattress.

The cotton and wool add natural, breathable comfort. They wick moisture away and allow it to evaporate, keeping you dry and cool throughout the night. They're more durable than foam, so you can expect a long comfort life. There's a plant-based layer right beneath the cover that acts as a fire barrier without using chemicals. It's breathable, so it helps add to the comfort as well. The wool is naturally resistant to fire as well.

I'd recommend the Joybed LXP as an affordable but luxury option for a natural mattress. Reading the customer reviews, it's been very well received. If you usually like something firmer, check out the Joybed LX or the Joybed LXC (which is vegan).


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Joybed LXP Specifications:

Product Name

Joybed LXP

Queen Price

$1,490

Brand

Joybed

Mattress Comfort

Medium-Firm (or Medium-Plush)

Comfort Scale Number

5 (or 7)

Coil Count

1130 (or 850) + 1386 nano coils 

Height

12"

Comfort Padding Layers

  • Cotton

  • Cotton

  • Wool

  • Cotton Padding

  • Cotton Padding

  • Nano Coil

Warranty

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

Back Support System

  • Zoned Pocketed Coils

Quilt Top of Mattress

  • Jacquard Organic Cotton Cover

  • Plant Fiber Fire Barrier

Edge Support

  • Active Edge Support

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About the Author Juliana Huhta

Juliana is a content marketing analyst who has taken a deep dive into the mattress industry. She spends her free time hanging out with her friends (read: her cats), and trying to get creative with some painting or sewing.