Joybed Mattress Review

Joybed mattress set up in a room

Joybed is a natural bed-in-a-box brand that sells affordable luxury beds for those who want to enjoy a healthier sleep with minimal impact on the environment.

Joybed - An Overview

Healthy Sleep

No chemicals are added or used when making the Joybed mattresses, and all the materials are naturally breathable. The airflow will help you stay cooler and the natural fibers will wick moisture away from your body and evaporate it. No toxins to worry about, you'll sleep healthier and without having to worry about any long-term effects on your health. Foam mattresses can off-gas chemicals that you'd be breathing in throughout the night, whereas there are no such concerns with natural materials.

Impact on the Earth

Joybeds are 99.9% renewably sourced. The wool, cotton, and plant materials used come from annually renewable sources and are biodegradable. They'll break down within 1 year after being discarded. The coils are made of recycled steel. The boxes are also made out of recycled materials and can be reused or recycled. The wool is ethically sourced and is tested semi-annually for pesticide, herbicide, or heavy metal residues. 

These materials are much more eco-friendly than foam, which can sit in landfills for decades. The innerspring pockets and dust cover fabrics are the only part of the mattress made with man-made sources, and they make up just 0.1% of the mattress.

 

Joybed Mattress Models

Mattress Name Quick Overview (Queen-size)  
Joybed LX mattress corner
Joybed LX
  • Comfort: Medium-Firm

  • Comfort Scale: 4

  • Coil Count: 850

  • Mattress Height: 10"

  • Warranty: 10 Years

  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Joybed LXE mattress corner
Joybed LXE Medium-Plush
  • Comfort: Medium-Plush

  • Comfort Scale: 7

  • Coil Count: 3552

  • Mattress Height: 15"

  • Warranty: 10 Years

  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Joybed LXE mattress corner
Joybed LXE Medium-Firm
  • Comfort: Medium-Firm

  • Comfort Scale: 4

  • Coil Count: 2439

  • Mattress Height: 15"

  • Warranty: 10 Years

  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Joybed LXP mattress corner
Joybed LXP Medium-Plush
  • Comfort: Medium-Firm

  • Comfort Scale: 7

  • Coil Count: 1130

  • Mattress Height: 12"

  • Warranty: 10 Years

  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Joybed LXP mattress corner
Joybed LXP
  • Comfort: Medium-Firm

  • Comfort Scale: 5

  • Coil Count: 1130

  • Mattress Height: 12"

  • Warranty: 10 Years

  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Specifications of the Joybed Mattresses

Product Name

Joybed LX

Joybed LXE Medium-Plush

Joybed LXE Medium-Firm

Joybed LXP Medium-Firm/Medium-Plush

Brand

Joybed

Joybed

Joybed

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Mattress Comfort

Medium-Firm

Medium-Plush

Medium-Firm

Medium-Firm or Medium-Plush

Comfort Scale Number

4

7

4

5 or 7

Queen Coil Count

850

3552 plush

2439

1130  + 1386 nano coils

Height

10"

15"

15"

12"

Comfort Padding Layers

  • Cotton

  • Wool

  • Cotton Padding

  • Cotton

  • Cotton

  • Micro Coils

  • Cotton Padding

  • Cotton

  • Wool

  • Cotton Padding

Warranty

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

Back Support System

  • Nano Coil

  • Zoned Pocketed Coils

Quilt Top of Mattress

  • Organic Cotton Cover

  • Plant Fiber

  • Jacquard Organic Cotton Cover

  • Plant Fiber Fire Barrier

Edge Support

  • Coil Edge Support

  • Coil Edge Support

  • Coil Edge Support

  • Coil Edge Support

Pros and Cons of the Joybed Mattresses

PROS CONS
  • Natural materials
    • Breathable - keeps you cool
    • No chemicals that could affect your health
    • Eco-friendly
  • No latex - many natural mattresses include this foam but it can sleep hot or affect those with allergies
  • Individually pocketed coils
    • Give precise support that feels conforming
    • Reduce motion transfer between sleep partners
  • Edge support
    • Creates a more sturdy edge for sitting
    • Makes it comfortable to sleep near the side of the bed
    • Coil style is sturdy and breathable compared to foam edges
  • Fast and easy delivery
    • Ships by UPS in a small box within 3-5 business days
  • More affordable than similar mattresses
  • Compatible with an adjustable base
  • Not completely organic
    • Joybed's reasoning for this is to keep costs down and that the incremental benefits of using all organic materials would be small
  • No very soft or very firm models

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How Joybeds Are Constructed

Joybeds are natural, handcrafted mattresses with a pocketed coil innerspring. This means that the coils are not tied together, they move independently. There is a double column of outer coils to provide edge support. The padding is made out of materials like cotton, wool, and plant fibers. Each mattress has an organic cotton cover.

Key Joybed Mattress Features

Inside layers of the Joybed mattress

1. Organic Cotton Cover

The cover is made with organic cotton that is 100% GOTS Certified.

2. Plant Fiber Fire Barrier

This breathable layer is chemical-free and meets federal fire safety certifications.

3. Cotton

Soft and hypo-allergenic, the cotton adds cushion and its breathability helps you sleep cool.

4. Wool

This wool, which is ethically sourced, has moisture-wicking properties that keep you dry and cool.

5. Individually wrapped coils

The coil system conforms to the curves of your body and has extra support around the edge to make it easier to sit or lay close to the side.


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Joybed Delivery Method

Joybed mattresses are compressed into a box and shipped by UPS. They arrive quickly (in 3-5 business days) at your home.

Joybed's Shopping Guarantees

Joybed's quality is backed by a 10-year warranty as well as a 120-night trial. If your Joybed does not suit you, exchanges are free or you can get a refund for a $139 processing fee.

More about the Joybed Brand

The Joybed brand was created by mattress industry veterans who got tired of seeing foam everywhere, knowing that it's bad for your body and for the environment. Their goal was to provide affordable, natural products for better sleep and a better planet. So, they set out to create a natural bed without toxic, off-gassing foam.

A family business that has been making mattresses in Grand Rapids, MI since 1889, they designed the Joybed to create the optimal sleep environment. All suppliers used by Joybed are American, and live up to the standards of the Joybed brand. For example, the wool is ethically farmed and is tested for pesticide, herbicide, and heavy metal residues semiannually. The comfort materials are all renewable resources, the steel is recycled, and man-made products make up only 0.1% of the mattress.

Joybed didn't stop with mattresses. They also sell accessories that are made of natural materials, such as their wool mattress topper and their foundation which is made out of Amish wood.

Conclusion

The Joybed mattresses are natural innerspring beds that are actually quite affordable, especially in comparison to similar mattresses. The pocketed coils give support that isn't overly stiff and supports right where necessary. This type of coil system also helps decrease motion transfer between sleep partners. The edge support provided by a double column of coils makes the outer edges better for sitting on and make it comfortable to lay near the edge. The cover is made out of organic cotton, so it's very breathable as are the comfort layers.

The comfort layers are made up of a mix of cotton, wool, or plant fibers. These materials are not only better for your health and the environment, but they also last a lot longer than foam. These mattresses are durable and will last a long time - which is why they have a warranty for ten years.

There are tons of positive customer reviews about how comfortable these beds are, and my opinion lines up with that. I'd definitely recommend the Joybed mattresses for anyone who's wanting to be healthier or more eco-conscious. They're much more affordable than a lot of natural options and there's a range of comfort levels to choose from. It ships quickly in a box and can be returned for your money back with a processing fee or exchanged for free, making it easy to try a Joybed.


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About the Author, Juliana Huhta, Mattress Expert

Juliana Huhta, Mattress ExpertJuliana has spent several years in the mattress industry, writing about and reviewing sleep products. She has a deep understanding of how mattresses work for different people and affect sleep.