LYTTON MATTRESS REVIEW
This is our Lytton Mattress review – while Lytton Sleep offers two mattresses, it is the same Lytton Signature mattress available in soft and firm. For the purpose of this review, we are reviewing both versions, giving you our opinion of the Lytton Signature Comfort Firm, the more versatile mattress; and the softer Comfort Plush, better for side sleepers and those preferring a soft mattress.
We have put them through the Non-Biased sleep tests and are ready to share our thoughts on who we think the hand-made in the USA Lytton Mattress is good for!
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Lytton Sleep Company Policies
- Free shipping and returns
- 100-night trial
- 20-year warranty
- Made to order in the USA
What's Inside The Lytton Signature Mattress
In a nutshell:
- Organic cotton tufted eurotop
- 22ILD (12 ILD for Plush) Serene Foam
- US-recycled steel coils
- High-density base foam
In more detail...
Organic Cotton Tufted Eurotop
The foam-infused eurotop is the first layer of comfort to lay on, when sleeping on the Lytton Signature Mattress. It gives the mattress a very luxurious feel – think luxurious hotel right into your home! Quilted with 2 layers of CertiPUR-US certified foams, it sleeps plush, contouring, and cool, thanks for the open-cell gel-infused foams used in the cover. The fabric is manufactured by Maxime Knitting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
22 ILD (12 ILD for Plush) Serene Foam
Lytton Sleep’s Serene Foam (manufactured by Carpenter in Richmond, Virginia) is their proprietary foam and main pressure-relief layer in their Lytton mattresses. Infused with billions of air bubbles, it helps channel your excess body heat into the Serene foam, preventing the feeling of overheating. The 22 ILD Serene Foam in the Lytton Signature Comfort Firm is denser than the 12 ILD foam in the Comfort Plush, providing more support and responsiveness, while doing its main job of relieving pressure in your high-pressure areas (i.e., shoulders, hips).
U.S. Recycled Steel Coils
Lytton uses 90% U.S. recycled steel to manufacture the layer of coils in its hybrid mattresses. Manufactured by 1883 Leggett and Platt in Carthage, Missouri, the coils provide strong spine-aligning support down the entire body, thanks to the zoned design. Hybrid mattresses naturally sleep cooler, thanks to the amount of air flowing through the coils. Lytton Sleep uses strong coils around the perimeter of the bed, providing a wider sleeping surface, as well as individually-wrapped coils to limit the motion transfer of the Lytton Signature mattress.
High-Density Base Foam
The bottom layer is the usual inch of high-density foam (36 ILD), which provides stability and durability to the mattress, as well as gentle layer for the coils to decompress into.
Lytton Mattress Sleep Tests
Everything we felt in one box
We ranked the Lytton Signature Comfort Firm a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, making it a firmer mattress than average. We were impressed by the quality of support provided by the Lytton Serene Foam and coils, without loosing the luxurious plushness and pressure relief that makes a firmer mattress comfortable. The Lytton Signature Comfort Plush ranked a 4.5 out of 10, thanks for a more conforming and lesser-density layer of Serene foam.
The Lytton mattress uses several elements to sleep temperature neutral at night - so you are neither hot nor cold, and definitely never sweating! Its organic cotton cover is naturally moisture-wicking, providing a first barrier again over-heating. It is also quilted with cooling-gel open-cell foam for a cool effect. The layer Serene foam is infused with billions of air bubbles for breathability and extreme heat dissipation, and the coils underneath let plenty of cool air travel in and out of the Lytton mattress.
The cover of the Lytton mattress cannot be washed. You can spot clean the mattress with a cloth, mild detergent, and clear water. Try blotting the stain, instead of rubbing it, to avoid spreading.
The Lytton mattress comes in 2 different firmness levels. We recommend the Comfort Plush to side-sleepers under 220 lbs, as well as low-weight back sleepers who have a personal preference for soft and contouring mattresses. The Lytton Signature Comfort Firm is a great mattress for all back-sleepers, most stomach-sleepers, and heavier-weight side-sleepers, side-sleepers with back pain, or side-sleepers who prefer a firmer mattress.
The Lytton mattress can be installed on any hard base, as well as adjustable bases. As long as your Lytton mattress lays on a platform bed, slats (3 inches apart maximum), box spring, or any other firm bed base, including the floor, you will be fine.
Soft —————- Firm
Hot —————- Cool
Non-Washable – Washable
Lytton Mattress Prices & Discounts
The Lytton mattress offers incredible value. The Lytton Signature Comfort Plush and Lytton Signature Comfort Firm are priced equally, allowing you to choose the best comfort level based on your personal preference, without cost playing a part.
We are very impressed at the value offered by the Lytton mattress. Not only is this a mattress made in the USA (Michigan to be exact), but it is designed and handmade + hand tuft in Michigan as well. On top of that, every product used in the mattress is manufactured in the U.S.: the coils come from recycled steel in Missouri, the foams come from Virginia, and the fabric is sourced in North Carolina.
Getting a 100% U.S. made and U.S. sourced mattress well under $2,000 in King size (currently discounted to $1,799, and only $1,599 in Queen) is impressive! Those are prices we typically see in imported mattresses.
Price List updated: April 2023 – PRE-DISCOUNTED PRICES
Detailed Lytton Mattress Review Conclusion
Lytton Sleep is an impressive company that values craftsmanship and takes no short cut on quality. All of their mattresses are designed, manufactured, and hand crafted in the United States, ensuring a total end-to-end control on quality and safety. We feel good about knowing where the materials come from, and of course, about creating American jobs for the communities in North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, and Virginia!
The Lytton mattress is available in 2 comfort levels (Plush and Medium-Firm) and you will find incredible value, paying what you typically would for imported materials from Asia. When choosing to sleep on a Lytton mattress, you are prioritizing clean materials and a luxurious sleeping experience with pillow top comfort.
Let’s take a deeper look at everything we felt while testing the Lytton Mattress.
Find all of our Lytton Sleep reviews HERE.
Who Is Lytton Sleep?
Lytton Sleep is a newer comer in the mattress industry. Launched in 2019, it currently manufactures one hybrid mattress, coming in two different firmness levels to fit all sleeping styles.
Their mission is to manufacture a mattress that is 100% American. Some information is contradictory on their site, where the fabric is sometimes said to be sourced in Canada, other times in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, either way, the Lytton mattresses are made from materials sourced in the U.S. / Canada, and further brought up to Minnesota where they are handcrafted within a few days of your order, in Michigan
Lytton designs and manufactures hybrid mattresses made with a thick, cool-sleeping, moisture-wicking, pillow top cover, a layer of its very own Serene Foam (comes in two different firmnesses), and a thick layer of recycled-steel coils that move independently from one another to provide a non-disruptive cool sleep, no matter who you sleep with!
What Is Inside The Lytton Mattress?
The Lytton mattress is made of 4 layers: a thick cool-gel-foam-quilted organic cotton cover, a layer of Serene foam, the thick individually-wrapped coil layer, and a bottom-layer of high-density foam for stability at the bottom.
With all materials coming from the U.S. and all foams being CertiPUR-US certified, you are getting a very clean mattress to sleep on. It offers the perfect balance of pressure relief (more or less depending on the firmness you choose) and zoned support, to make sure that you entire body and spine get the healthy alignment they deserve.
Let’s look at each Lytton Mattress layer in more detail.
Organic Cotton Tufted Eurotop
The Lytton mattress cover is a thing of beauty. Considered one layer, it is actually made of its organic cotton top, and two layers of foams quilted into it.
The organic cotton sleeps very soft and is naturally moisture-wicking – your first barrier against sweating. As your body creates moisture, it is quickly wicked away, allowing you to naturally cool down.
Tuft into the organic cotton cover are two layer of CertiPUR-US certified foams. The top one is infused with cooling gel. Its purpose, outside of sleeping soft and cozy, is to further create a sensation of cool. It pulls your excess body heat and ensures that it is dispersed into that layer and the one below.
Underneath is another layer of foam that provides cozy contouring and the luxurious feel you find in luxury hotels. This organic cotton tufted euro top has all the feels of a luxurious pillow top and makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. It is, honestly, one of the most comfortable mattresses to lay on after a long day out.
22 ILD (12 ILD for Plush) Serene Foam
The layer coming right underneath the pillow top cover is a thick layer of Lytton’s very own Serene Foam.
This is the only layer than differs between the Lytton Signature Comfort Plush and the Comfort Firm. The Comfort Plush uses a lesser dense foam (12 ILD), providing more pressure relief and a deeper sink, especially for those heavier body parts in the shoulders and hips. The Comfort Firm uses a denser, hence firmer, Serene Foam (22 ILD). That layer provides the pressure relief back and stomach sleepers need, with a fair amount of bounce and support.
The Serene Foam was engineered by Lytton Sleep as an open cell foam – pierced by billions of small air bubbles that further channel your body’s heat down into the mattress, and lets cool air coming from the coils, up to your body. We found it to isolate motion well, giving you undisturbed sleep even with a moving partner. Lastly, based on the firmness you choose, it provides the right amount of pressure relief, softness, contouring, and support.
U.S.-Recycled Steel Coils
The support layer in the Lytton mattress is made of coils. The coils are manufactured by Leggett and Platt (established 1883) – a steel manufacturer in Carthage, Missouri, that uses 90% U.S. recycled tempered steel to create the Lytton patented Quantum Edge Coils in this mattress.
The coils are individually wrapped to further the motion isolation of the Lytton mattress. They are also designed to provide zoned support, giving each part of your body the support it needs. You will find that the extra coils under your hips and shoulders provide extra support to those high-pressure areas that require special treatment.
Lastly, the coils let lots of air flow through the mattress, allowing your body’s heat to escape and bringing cool air from your mattress up to the foam layers.
High-Density Base Foam
The bottom layer of the Lytton mattress is made of a very popular high-density foam. It gives a decompression outlet to the coils, and bring durability and stability to the Lytton mattress.
How Does The Lytton Mattress Sleep?
The Lytton mattress comes in two firmness levels:
Comfort Plush: we rated the Lytton Signature Comfort Plush a 4.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. That is considered a soft mattress and works well for those looking for extra plushness, lots of contouring, and a deep sink.
Comfort Firm: we rated the Lytton Signature Comfort Firm a 7 out of 10, making it a tad bit firmer than the average mattress. It provides slight contouring and a good amount of support, great for those liking balance and looking for a little more responsiveness.
Comfort Plush: we recommend the Lytton mattress Comfort Plush to side-sleepers under 220 lbs, as well as back-sleepers under 130 lbs, who have a personal preference for softer mattresses and a deeper sink. The Comfort Plush provides lots of pressure relief but may be too soft for sleepers who need stronger support.
Comfort Firm: we recommend the Comfort Firm for all back-sleepers, no matter their weight. Back-sleepers will find the perfect combination of softness, pressure-relief, contouring, and spine-aligning support. Most stomach-sleepers under 230 lbs will do really on the Comfort Firm as well, unless you have a strong preference for very firm mattresses. Above that weight, we recommend a firmer mattress to keep your spine aligned. If you are a side-sleeper with back pain or a preference for firm mattresses, you may find the Comfort Firm to be a really good option as well.
The Lytton mattress uses several ways to keep sleepers cool throughout the night. If you are a cold sleeper, do not keep away from the Lytton mattress, as it will help your body regulate its own temperature for a comfortable night of sleep.
We found lots of fresh air circulating through the mattress, thanks to a layer of coils that allows air to come in and out of the mattress, helping cooler air raise to the upper foam layers.
All of the foam layers in the Lytton mattress are designed to help with temperature control. The Serene Foam is open cell, allowing air flow, while the tuft mattress cover is infused with cooling-gel memory foam to pull your excess body heat away, and prevent cradling into heat.
Both Lytton mattresses do really well on motion transfer, though the Comfort Plush does provide better motion isolation. As any hybrid mattress, the coils do produce some bounce, however, we found that most of the motion was absorbed by the foam layers above them.
How Do I Care For The Lytton Mattress?
The cover of the Lytton Signature mattress is not removable and cannot be thrown in the washing machine. The best way to tend to a stain is to use water, a mild detergent, and blot the stain with a cloth. Do not rub the stain as you’d risk making it larger. A gentle blot on fresh stains should help you clean them up.
Lytton Sleep sent us the Lytton Signature mattresses for testing purposes. This review is not sponsored and all opinions expressed in this review are my own.
No, at this time Lytton Sleep only sells its mattresses online. They are shipped in a box but come with a 100-night at-home trial so you know you love it before committing.
The Lytton Mattress is made in Michigan, USA, with all fabric, coils, and foams sourced in the USA.
Lytton Sleep currently manufactures just one mattress – the Lytton Signature Hybrid Mattress – available in Comfort Plush or Comfort Firm, for 2 very different comfort levels
No, Lytton Sleep currently only manufactures mattresses.
Lytton Sleep FAQ
What is the Lytton mattress made of?
The Lytton mattress is made of 4 layers: a thick quilted organic cotton cover, a layer of cool-sleeping Serene Foam, a thick layer of recycled steel coils, and a bottom layer of high-density foam.
How firm is the Lytton mattress?
The Lytton mattress is available in two firmness levels. The Comfort Plush is very soft, rated 4.5/10 and the Comfort Firm is firmer than average, rated 7/10.
Is the Lytton mattress suitable for side sleepers?
Yes, we recommend the Lytton mattress Comfort Plush for sleepers up to 220lbs, and the Comfort Firm for heavier side-sleepers, or those with back pain.
What is the price of the Lytton mattress?
During most promotions, the Lytton mattress is well below $2,000 for a King, and around $1,600 for the Queen. This is incredible value for a mattress that is handcrafted in the U.S. with USA-sourced materials.
Can I try the Lytton mattress before I buy it?
No, the Lytton mattress is not available to try in store. It ships in a box directly to your home and you have 100 nights to return it if you do not like it during your test nights.