A good night’s sleep is important for your overall physical and mental health. Over time your mattress loses its ability to provide support and comfort and experts recommend that you replace your mattress approximately every eight years. When you begin to wake up with body aches and pains or you toss and turn all night, it’s probably time to replace your mattress no matter how old it is.
If you like the softness and body contouring of a memory foam mattress but also want some of the bounce and support of an innerspring mattress, then you should take a look at Voila. It is a hybrid mattress that combines memory foam and innerspring coils to provide you the benefits of both.
The mattress is unique in the number of layers used in its construction. These layers work together to provide excellent cooling while you sleep, firm edge support and zoned pressure point relief. It also is superb at minimizing motion transfer. Unlike most other bed-in-a-box mattresses, it is available in three firmness options to support all types of sleepers.
Below we will take a look at the specifications of the mattress and discuss which types of sleepers may benefit from one of the models.
Construction and Layers
Most mattresses have three or four layers, but the Voila has 11 different layers. This mattress uses pocketed coils, gel memory foam and Talalay latex foam as its core comfort layers. The pocketed coils are somewhat similar to traditional innersprings. It also comes in three different models.
The first comfort layer is gel memory foam. Gel memory foam is better than regular memory foam at staying cooler while you sleep. It gives you a feeling of sinking into the mattress. It also provides good pressure relief.
The Firm model has a top layer of gel memory foam with a density of 4 pounds per cubic foot or PCF. The Medium model has two layers of gel memory foam. The top layer is 3 PCF density gel memory foam and the second layer is 4 PCF density gel memory foam. The Plush model has a top layer of 3 PCF density gel memory foam.
The second comfort layer is Talalay latex foam. Latex foam gives the mattress some of that spring or bounce felt in traditional mattresses. The latex foam keeps you from feeling too stuck in the top memory foam layer, and this allow you to easily change positions in your sleep.
The third comfort layer is comprised of 768 pocketed coils and sits below the two upper foam layers. There are five zones of coils that are positioned to provide more support for heavier parts of your body. The coils are more durable than foam and help with airflow to keep you cooler. Because the coils are individually wrapped, they are better at preventing motion transfer and they allow for more contouring around your body.
The pocketed coils are surrounded by a dense polyfoam outer shell that provides support near the edge of the mattress. This gives you a greater surface area for sleeping.
The outer cover is made of a polyester knit that is breathable and thin enough that it doesn’t reduce the feel of the foam layers. The sides of the cover are made of mesh to help with airflow and to keep your body cooler. The cover can be removed for cleaning.
In addition to the three comfort layers discussed above, the mattress has a silica-based fire sock on top of the gel memory foam that is designed to smother any flames in the event of a fire. There is another dense polyfoam layer that provides additional edge support.
There is also a thin layer of support foam between the latex foam and the pocketed coils that is intended to improve durability. The layer of pocketed coils sits between two fiber insulator pads that help with airflow and protects against repositioning of the pocketed coils. The bottom of the mattress is high-density base foam that serves as a foundational base for the mattress.
Firmness and Support
The Plush model has a firmness rating of five and is considered a medium soft mattress. The Medium model has a firmness rating of six and is considered a medium mattress. The Firm model has a firmness rating of seven and is considered a medium firm mattress.
The mattress may initially feel soft because of the gel memory foam, but as you sink into the mattress you feel the firmer latex layer and the coils. The memory foam contours to your body while the firmer layers provide support.
Back and stomach sleepers may prefer the Firm model. Overall, back sleepers should find that the memory foam shapes around the lower back as you sink into the mattress and provides lumbar support. Stomach sleepers should find there is enough support and relief from pressure points in the back and hips and feel good alignment of the spine.
If you are a side sleeper or a lighter person, you may want to check out the Plush model because it will provide deeper contouring. Most reviewers have been pleased with the feel when sleeping on their sides, but some think the memory foam layer may be too thin for heavier side sleepers. Heavier side sleepers may feel some pressure on their shoulders because you sink through the memory foam layer to the firmer latex layer.
Motion Transfer and Sinkage
This mattress performs well in motion transfer tests despite the latex and coil layers that do have some spring. The individually wrapped coils are better at preventing motion transfer than traditional innersprings. Hybrid mattresses usually do not prevent as much motion transfer as all foam mattresses, but the thickness of the memory foam on this mattress makes it better than some other hybrids.
In tests performed by dropping a 10-pound steel ball onto the mattress from different heights, the drop from four inches was barely noticeable. Drops from eight and 12 inches registered some movement, but the motion transfer was still good compared to other mattresses.
This mattress should be a good choice for couples, particularly if one or both are light sleepers, because of minimal motion transfer.
Sinkage tests have been performed by placing difference sized medicine balls on different parts of mattress. The intent was to mimic different body parts and people of different weights to determine how far someone would sink into the memory foam. Tests revealed that a six-pound ball caused sinkage of one inch, an eight-pound ball caused one and a half inches of sinkage, a 10-pound ball caused two inches of sinkage and a 50-pound ball caused four and a half inches of sinkage.
Other tests showed about five inches of sinkage when a 130-pound individual layed on the Medium model. Medium firm mattresses generally have a sinkage of about six and three-quarters inches, so this model rated towards the firm end of medium firmness.
Edge support is something that often is lacking in foam mattresses. Good edge support allows you to utilize the entire mattress surface and prevents the sides of the mattress from sinking when you are lying near the edge. The edge support on this mattress is superior, and you should not feel as if you are going to roll out of bed when you get near the edge of the mattress.
The mattress has two different polyfoam layers of edge support making it better than average for a foam mattress. Tests reveal that there is almost no compression when lying on the edge and very minimal compression when sitting on the edge.
Many purchasers of foam mattresses report a smell when unpacking a new mattress. This mattress does have a slight smell initially, but it goes away after a couple of days. It shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but if you are overly sensitive to odors, it is recommended that you let the mattress air out for a couple of days before sleeping on it.
This mattress might be right for you:
- If you are a stomach or back sleeper, the mattress should be firm enough to provide adequate support and spinal alignment.
- If you like memory foam but don’t want to sink too far into your mattress, this mattress could be a good choice. The memory foam layers are not as thick as some other foam mattresses. The latex and pocketed coils keep you from sinking too far into the mattress.
- If you want good edge support, this mattress is much better than other foam mattresses you can have delivered. There are two edge support layers.
- If you tend to feel hot when you sleep, you should have good cooling with this mattress. The cover is breathable and has mesh sides, and the gel memory foam is better at cooling than traditional memory foam. The pocketed coils and fiber insulator pads provide airflow deeper in the mattress.
- If you are looking for support and pressure relief, this mattress provides both with its hybrid construction of memory foam and pocketed coils.
- If you are looking for a mattress that offers different firmness options, this mattress is available in three firmness levels.
- If you sleep in multiple positions or have a partner that moves around a lot, this mattress is good at minimizing motion transfer.
This mattress might not be right for you:
- If you are a side sleeper, you might find the Firm and Medium models too firm and feel some pressure on your shoulders. The Plush model might be an option since it is a little less firm.
- If you really like that feeling of sinking into the mattress, you probably will not like this mattress as much. The gel infused memory foam does provide some sinkage, but the latex and pocketed coil layers are firmer and prevent deep sinking.
- If you like a lot of bounce or spring in your mattress, then you would be better purchasing a pure latex or traditional spring mattress. This mattress offers some spring, but it is minimized by the foam layers.
- If you want an all-foam bed, then this is probably not the mattress for you.
- If you are very sensitive to off-gassing, you might be put off for the first few days while the mattress airs out.
Other Useful Information
All mattresses are made in China and are reasonably priced. They are available as Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and California King, and prices range from $699 to $1499. They are compressed and then rolled and are shipped in a box. It takes approximately two to four hours for the mattress to fully expand after unpacking.
The mattress usually ships within two business days and most customers receive their mattress within three to five business days of placing an order. The company offers free shipping to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. Shipping charges to Alaska and Hawaii are calculated based on the shipping address. You can also request expedited shipping for a fee. International shipping is not available.
The company does not offer any removal of your old mattress.
You get a 100-night free trial and return shipping is also free of cost in the event you decide not to keep the mattress. There is a mandatory break-in period of 30 nights, so you must wait at least this long before you can return the mattress for a full refund. Refunds are processed within 30 days.
You even have the option of exchanging the mattress one time during the trial period for a model of a different firmness or size, but you will be responsible for all shipping and handling costs and price difference between the two models. This can be a good option for sleepers who like the general feel of the mattress but decide they need a different level of firmness.
There is a 10-year limited warranty the begins on the purchase date. The warranty only extends to an original owner of the mattress who purchases the mattress directly from Voila. It will not cover any mattress purchased from a third-party seller.
The warranty is voided if you do not use a proper foundation base, meaning any bed frames must have either a center support or at least five crosswise supports. The warranty is also voided if the mattress is used with an adjustable bed base or frame.
The warranty covers any product defect that causes any indentations or body impressions that are three-quarters of an inch deep or deeper. The company has the option to either repair or replace a defective mattress; however, you will be responsible for all shipping and handling costs of replacing the mattress.
The warranty will not cover normal wear and tear. The company considers an increase in the softness and the recovery time of the memory foam or latex that does not decrease its ability to relieve pressure or indentations and impressions that do not measure at least three-quarters of an inch to be normal wear and tear.
The warranty also does not cover any damage such as cuts, tears, stains or burns that are the result of misuse or an improper foundation support.
Any mattresses used for a commercial purpose such as in a hotel are not covered by the warranty.
The Voila mattress gets great reviews and should be a good choice for all types of sleepers. The fact that it is available in three different firmness models makes it stand out from other bed-in-a-box mattresses. The 100-night sleep trial gives sleepers enough time to decide if the mattress is comfortable. The ability to switch out the mattress for a different model during the sleep trial gives customers even more choices.
The multi-layer construction is not found in other mattresses. It offers the contouring, comfort and pressure point relief of a memory foam mattress combined with the support and bounce of latex and innerspring mattresses. The pocketed coils are designed to provide support to heavier parts of the body. It has excellent edge support and motion transfer isolation. There are several layers that aid in keeping you cool while you sleep.
The Voila receives high reviews in almost all areas. It is definitely worth trying this mattress if you are looking for both comfort and support.