Tuft & Needle was inspired after co-founder JT Marino went shopping for a mattress. His unfortunate mattress shopping experience, and purchase of a $3500 overpriced and uncomfortable mattress, led to restless nights and buyer’s remorse.
After sharing his painful story with his good friend, Daehee Park, they commiserated on the severity of the problem. They realized most mattress companies were marking up prices by almost 10x. “It became emotional at that point,” Daehee says, “We felt robbed.”
Co-founders JT and Daehee launched Tuft & Needle in 2012 to change the way mattresses were designed and sold. They pioneered the universally comfortable mattress. JT explains, “Our mattress is made with foam engineered by us, conveniently compressed into a small box, and delivered free of charge to our customer’s door.”
With no investors, Marino and Park started with $6000. They have bootstrapped the company and relentlessly focused on making the business as efficient as possible, cutting out the waste and passing on the savings to customers.
We left memory foam in the past.
Forget about Latex and Springs too.
T&N Adaptive® Foam, engineered by us, is the first of its kind.
The result of a partnership with the world’s leading foam scientists, our unique formula was tested, refined, and perfected at the molecular level.
T&N Adaptive® Foam allows us to deliver both comfort and support in a single material, whereas other brands are forced to mix and match layers using traditional materials like memory foam and latex. These are then labeled “premium”- a marketing trick used to hide the drawbacks of stacked layers.
Fact: More layers aren't always better. We've proven performance on the sleep surface is what matters most. With T&N Adaptive® Foam atop our base layer, you'll secure the benefits of the "other guys" 5-10 layers in just 2--the fewest layers of any competitor, and as a result, the most efficiently manufactured. We pass the savings onto you.
Affordable and high-quality, with nothing to hide.
Soft without the sink: perfect for side, back & stomach sleepers.
The Tuft & Needle Mattress is soft and comfy while still being bouncy and supportive.
After thousands of reviews, emails and phone calls from our customers, we’ve made over 100 iterations to our mattress. The result is far greater than any focus group could ever produce. Real feedback in real-time has helped us perfect our product.
We’ve engineered a new foam based purely on customer feedback. It captures the best benefits of memory foam and latex while leaving their negative attributes behind.
Supportive Base Layer
Our custom T&N Adaptive® Foam is paired with a high quality support layer that forms the perfect foundation for our mattress.
Our foam is ideal for sleepers of any size or weight—and this is what makes it unique. The more pressure you put on it, the more it reacts to support you.
No tricky features disguised as benefits.
Junk science doesn’t keep you cool and comfy, common sense does.
Our mattress is designed to draw heat out in four simple ways.
1. Heat Wicking
Heat is drawn into the mattress where gel and graphite work together to disperse heat outward and away from your body.
With the help of our fabric, air flows through the foam cells to boost the speed of heat transfer through the mattress.
3. No More Quicksand
Our support layer helps hold you closer to the surface to avoid the oven effect caused by sinking in too deeply.
4. Fewer Layers
Other brands use lots-o-layers of random foams containing different cell structures. Together, our 2 layers create uniform breathability.
You should only pay for what matters.
Fancy wordplay gets tiring, because it “sounds” expensive doesn’t mean it should be.
With Tuft & Needle, price is not a reflection of quality. Consumers are trained to think that high priced goods are always better. But a quality mattress can be honestly and fairly priced. So we designed an incredible mattress, then focused on reasonable pricing by increasing efficiency and cutting out the needless costs that normally are passed on to consumers.
The truth is: we’re cutting costs, not corners.
We run our own supply chain and sell direct to you.
More layers aren't always better.
We don't shove cheap, off-the-shelf foams into our mattress just to charge you more.
Tuft & Needle
5 - 10 Layers
Some companies will have you believe "the more layers, the better" and will include benefit-less foams into their mattress just to have an excuse to charge you more. We have chosen to focus on the quality of the layers instead of the number. If you don't benefit from the foam, you won't find it in our mattress.
GREENGUARD GOLD Certified
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified
Fire Retardant Cover
At Tuft & Needle, our foams are CertiPUR-US® certified to be free from PBDEs. Our mattresses are fully GREENGUARD GOLD Certified as well as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified.
Chances are we’re compatible, no matter your foundation.
Simplicity and versatility that saves you time and money.
In keeping with our core values — namely, transparency, and truthfulness — the following video testimonials each feature a genuine T&N customer. They were not scripted, and the experience and views shared are solely their own. We asked that they voluntarily share their experience with the public, providing honest, candid feedback about their interactions with Tuft & Needle. Only after the interview did we surprise each guest with a second T&N mattress, as a thank you for helping us share their story.
Our box can be a little heavy, we recommend asking a friend for help when lifting or moving.
We make no health or wellness claims, because each person is unique.
Delivered free to your doorstep in just a few days.
Our unique packaging and delivery allows for simple setup. Here’s what to expect.
Radical transparency + real customer service
Real truth comes from personal experience.
After 100 nights we’re sure you’ll know.
Made In USA
We’ve taken the tricks and hassle out of the Money Back Guarantee.
When your mattress arrives, you have 100 nights to sleep on it and decide if it’s right for you. If for any reason you don’t love it, let us know and we’ll give you a full refund — no questions asked.
No complicated intake forms, approval processes, or made-up fees. You don’t worry about sending the mattress back, we’ll work together to donate it to a local charity or non-profit of your choice. Once your mattress is donated, send us a scanned or photographed copy of your donation receipt via email and we'll process your refund in FULL, no prorated or partial refund gimmicks. It really is that simple.
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Try us at zero risk and we’ll take care of the rest.