Nest Owl Latex Hybrid Mattress Review – Medical Review
Motion transfer: 4/5
Our motion transfer test determines how well this mattress isolates motion by observing what happens to a can of green juice when our tester approaches it. If you share a bed with a partner or a pet, transferring motion can make a big difference to the quality of your sleep. If your partner has a different sleep schedule or is a sleep tosser, you know how much it can disrupt your sleep. A mattress with good motion isolation can minimize this disturbance.
Our testers were impressed with the motion isolation of this bed, especially considering that latex tends to be more stretchy. If you’re a solo sleeper or you and your partner don’t move much during the night, this mattress will stand up to the test. But if you’re a very light sleeper, it may not dampen the motion enough.
Edge support: 2/5
If you share a bed with a partner or want to get as much real estate as possible from a small mattress, edge support is a critical factor when choosing which mattress to buy. Our editor tested the Owl’s edge support by lying on the edge of the bed in three positions to see if it felt supported or not. Even with the reinforced coils, the edge support wasn’t anything special on this mattress. While it’s an improvement over many of the softer mattresses we’ve tried, our team wasn’t impressed.
Our rebound test evaluates how resilient the mattress surface is and how quickly it recovers its shape. Both of these are key factors in allowing easy repositioning and determining how the bed will hold up over time. To test, we dropped a 35-pound weight on the mattress and noted the rebound and how quickly the mattress returned to its original shape after the weight was removed. The results were shocking!
When our testers dropped a dumbbell onto the mattress, the weight actually sunk into the surface, indicating stellar responsiveness. During testing, our team felt they could easily bounce between positions, but the dumbbells showed little bounce.
In the second part of the test, we removed the weight. The mattress quickly regained its shape, which is a sign that this bed will maintain its support and not sag over the years. Pro tip: You can rotate and flip the comfort layer every few months to help distribute the wear on the latex, or replace it when the time comes!