Hybrid beds have started increasing their fan database because the mixture of materials that are used in their construction increases the number of benefits that a hybrid bed can provide. Known for having multiple features to benefit from, hybrid mattresses have also gained a reputation for being an expensive bed, but today we are going to talk about an exception to that rule. Recently launched, the Lytton brand has huge potential when it comes to delivering a quality hybrid bed at a good price, and we’re here to make proof at that.
About Lytton Sleep
Lytton Sleep is a company that just launched in 2019, so when it comes to making predictions about the future and talking about the history of the company, there’s not that much information for us to work with. It is a mattress manufacturer that sells its product exclusively online and doesn’t have any showrooms or physical stores for you to test the mattresses before you buy them.
The company manufactures a hybrid mattress with a 13-inch profile that’s available in two different firmness ratings. With a few differences, the beds are pretty similar to one another, as all the layers have the same height. Yet, one of them is a medium-firm mattress, while the other one falls heavily on the firm side.
- Two firmness options.
- Strong edge support.
- Amazing temperature neutrality.
- Large shipping fees for Alaska and Hawaii.
- Required break-in period.
- Not the best motion isolation.
Shipping, Unboxing, and Off-Gassing
Both Lytton mattresses are wrapped up in plastic prior to shipping. You can order the mattresses from any of the 50 states, but people who live in Alaska or Hawaii will have to pay an additional $300 per mattress in shipment fees. Since all mattresses are made to order, it could take between two and three weeks for you to receive your bed. You will be given a tracking number so that you will always know the status of your order. The company doesn’t offer any White Glove Delivery services, and the mattress will be left at your doorstep once delivered, as no signature is required either.
You unbox either of these two mattresses the same way you would unbox all other compressed beds that arrive at your doorstep. You simply open the top of the box, tilt it over on the side so that the bed slides right out of it, carefully but the plastic packaging that’s covering the mattress (while making sure you don’t puncture the bed in the process), and allow the mattress some time to expand to its original size.
There is about a 50-50 chance that you’ll notice some slight off-gassing when you first remove the mattress from its original package, but this problem will solve itself if you just leave the mattress in a well-ventilated room to allow the smell to dissipate.
It is difficult to describe the first contact with a particular mattress because this can be a very subjective matter. However, there are features that the Lytton mattress have that everyone can agree upon, and the very first one if the quality of the cover.
The hand-tufted cotton cover not only feels really soft to the touch, but it gives the mattress a very luxurious feel to it. It is the type of cover that makes you want to invest in a mattress protects so that you can make sure the bed stays stain-free and you are doing everything in your power to increase its lifespan.
Of course, how you feel when you first lie down on the mattress will also depend on the firmness level of your choice. People who opt for the Comfort Plush version of this bed will sense the memory foam hugging their bodies, while those who lie down on the Comfort firm mattress will feel the conforming properties while still managing to stay on top of the bed.
The Lytton mattress is available with two separate firmness levels, and while we are talking about two beds that are similar, the firmness ratings of each force us to talk about them separately, so you’ll know what to expect from each.
Basically, you have two options when you purchase the Lytton mattress: you can either choose the Comfort Plush or the Comfort Firm version (the names are pretty descriptive, so you probably figured out which is which). Both these beds measure13 inches in height and have all the qualities of luxury hybrids but at a much lower price.
Both of the mattresses come with hand-tufted covers that are made from organic cotton and are super soft to the touch. They both have a Euro-top comfort layer that features a gel infusion for added breathability, something that you really need when talking about an upper layer made from memory foam. For both mattress models, you get a polyfoam middle layer that helps transition between the softer foam above and the coil support system below.
After the one-inch layer of memory foam and the three inches of polyfoam, both beds now move onto the eight-inch coil layer. These pocketed coils facilitate airflow, while the manufacturer has chosen to reinforce the perimeter of both mattresses with thicker springs. What actually makes these beds different from one another is that the Comfort Firm bed features dense foam that makes this particular mattress firmer than its plush counterpart.
Features and Benefits
There are two things that the Lytton mattresses do really well. The first one is the ability to provide amazing temperature neutrality (we will cover that topic in-depth when discussing heat transfer), while the second one is the edge support. We know that edge support is typically decent in hybrid beds, but the use of thicker coils to reinforce the perimeter is actually a really wise move that makes the edge of the bed compress even less under pressure.
But probably one of the biggest perks that the Lytton mattress has to offer is the fact that have two firmness levels to opt for. If only one of these was available, that would considerably limit the category of sleepers that could find comfort on top of these well-designed layers.
|Twin||38" x 75"||Check price|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||Check price|
|Full||54" x 75"||Check price|
|Queen||60" x 80"||Check price|
|King||76" x 80"||Check price|
|Cal King||72" x 84"||Check price|
Both the Comfort Plush and the Comfort firm mattresses are available in the standard sizes that the majority of sleepers expect to see when they purchase a bed: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
Heat transfer is an important topic for sleepers who tend to feel a lot of thermal discomfort at night. Nobody likes to wake up in a puddle of sweat, nor do they want a mattress that retains heat in the comfort layer and causes them to feel warmer and warmed. Aside from the fact that both of these beds have a gel infusion in the comfort layer that combats the memory foam’s capacity of retaining heat, that’s not all the Lytton mattresses do in this aspect.
It helps a lot that the pocketed coils provide plenty of room for air to circulate inside the bed instead of warmth just being trapped in the upper layers, but we have to give credit where credit is due, and that’s to the cover. The cotton cover makes it easy for the skin to breathe, which further enhances the mattress’s capacity of being so temperature neutral.
Since we talked about the fact that this is a company that recently launched its product, we can only talk about durability by considering the construction of each of these two beds. Judging by the fact that the firmer version of the Lytton mattress comes with 22 ILD foam, compared to the 12 ILD foam that’s found on the Comfort Plush, we are tempted to believe that the firmer version will also enjoy a longer lifespan. However, it really takes longer mattress testing to draw more specific conclusions on the durability topic.
Protection, Sleep Trial & Warranty
When it comes to the sleep trial of the Lytton mattresses, you get 100 nights of free sleep trial so you can give your body time to adjust to the mattress and the comfort level it offers. As with other mattress brands, the Lytton mattress requires a break-in period of 30 nights before you can actually initiate a return. You don’t have the possibility to return your mattress sooner than 30 nights.
If you decide that you want to return your mattress within the 100 nights of free sleep trial, the company will cover the shipment and handling costs, so you won’t have to pay anything extra.
The mattresses also come with 20 years of warranty that can cover the repair or exchange of defective mattresses that are still eligible for warranty benefits. However, should the mattress be replaced, this will not restart the warranty period.
Even if they have rather similar constructions, the prices for each of the two mattresses are different. For instance, if you want to buy the smallest version of the Comfort Plush mattress, which is the Twin, you will pay a price of $1,099, while the most expensive model is the Cal King, which is going to cost you $1,499. However, the Comfort Firm version of the Lytton mattress starts off at $1,199, which is what you’ll have to pay for a Twin-sized bed, and goes all the way up to $1,699, which is what the Cal King model will cost you.
Reviews and Feedback
The Lytton mattress might be a new addition to the bed market, but it has managed to impress the people that have decided to give it a chance. Reading through the reviews and sleeping experiences that other people have with the Lytton mattresses, it’s safe to say that we made the right pick by talking about a bed that has so much to offer compared to its price.
Even if there are chances of the mattress having a specific odor, a lot of customers have specified that the mattress doesn’t have the smell they expected, and that off-gassing was virtually inexistent.
It was quite a surprise for us to discover that even if tests don’t show excellent results as far as motion isolation is concerned, people actually claim that this is an aspect that’s barely noticeable, as couples are comfortably sharing the Lytton mattress without feeling disturbed by their partner’s movements.
Who We Recommend the Lytton Mattresses For
In the end, all mattress reviews boil down to this very important question: who is this mattress best suited for. Well, considering the fact that we’re talking about a bed with two different firmness ratings, that automatically pushes the limitations and allows a wider variety of sleepers to enjoy this bed.
- The Comfort Plush mattress has a firmness rating of 5.5, which means that it’s below the industry’s average for a medium-firm mattress, which is 6.5. That means that the best is highly suitable for people who weight between 130 and 230 pounds, especially if they like sleeping on the back or on the side. The firmness level of the mattress also makes it a really good choice for back sleepers that weight below 130 pounds. The comfort level and conforming decrease the more you weight. However…
- If you are a sleeper who weighs more than 230 pounds, you are going to love the performance of the Comfort Firm mattress. It is designed to provide great support and contouring for heavyweight people, regardless of what sleeping position they most prefer. Needless to say, the Comfort Firm is way to firm for anyone who weighs less than 130 pounds, especially if they like sleeping on the side.
- Both Lytton mattresses are great for sleepers looking for a bed that manages to provide a cooler sleeping environment, as the combination between pocketed coils and the gel infusion in the comfort layer makes this a bed that excels at temperature neutrality.
- Considering the fact that this is a hybrid mattress with really good construction and quality materials, the price point is quite below the average, making the Lytton mattress line a great option for people who are looking for a more affordable bed when compared to other luxury hybrids that can cost more than $2,000.
Our Final Verdict
There are plenty of reasons to love the Lytton mattresses, particularly because you get two different firmness options to choose from. While each of the beds caters to the needs of sleepers of different weight categories, the similar construction of the bed offers some advantages regardless of the model chosen.
This is a hybrid mattress that comes at an affordable price, as well all know that quality hybrid beds tend to be expensive. These beds excel in aspects like edge support and temperature neutrality, being great for people who tend to sleep hot. The hand-tufted cotton cover is soft and feels very luxurious, indicating that this bed is worth every cent.
With 100 nights of free sleep trial and 20 years of warranty with the purchase of each new mattress, you can rest assured that the Lytton sleep mattresses really are a good investment.
FAQs: Short answers
Is a mattress protector needed?
Yes, it is best if you use the Lytton mattress with a mattress protector in a corresponding size to that of the bed, as this will protect the delicate cotton cover.
How does the returns process work?
If you want to initiate a return for your Lytton mattress, you will have to contact the customer service team by phone or email. If you live outside the company’s pickup zone, you will be in charge of donating or recycling the bed. You will be required to make a proof of donation if you want to be reimbursed for the full value of the mattress.
Where can these beds be shipped?
The Lytton mattresses are available for shipping in all 50 US states, but people who live in Alaska and Hawaii will have to pay a flat shipping fee of $300.
What type of sleeper is this mattress best suited for?
The Comfort Plush mattress is best suitable for lightweight back sleepers and average weight side and back sleepers. The Comfort Firm mattress is ideal for heavyweight sleepers that prefer any of the three standard sleeping positions.