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Happsy Mattress Review

Last updated on August 9, 2019

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The Happsy is the least expensive certified organic mattress we've seen.

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Table of Contents

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Summary Overview of GoodBed's findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & Construction Mattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel Ratings Softness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief Ratings By sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature Ratings Motion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & Longevity Cost, Discounts, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom Line Who is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is the Happsy a Good Mattress?

It's now fairly common for mattresses to boast some organic components -- such as a mattress cover made with organic cotton, or perhaps a layer of organic latex, but for an entire mattress to be certified organic, it cannot use glues, non-natural fire retardants, polyester, etc. The Happsy has none of those. The entire bed has been certified by GOTS and GOLS, the main bodies that certify textiles and latex. This ensures that all materials are as natural as possible, that the cotton, latex, and wool is organically produced, and that the entire mattress is free of chemical glues, artificial dyes, and anything that could cause other than minimal off-gassing. The Happsy also has a dozen additional third-party certifications for safety and social responsibility.

For this review, we evaluated the 10" Happsy mattress, and also the optional 2" mattress topper (also organic). Throughout this write-up you'll see our observations for both.

The Happsy is a 10" tall mattress that comes in just one firmness level. We judged it a Medium Firm on our scale. With the 2" topper, it felt more like a Medium Soft. It's a very simply constructed mattress: two inches of organic latex on top of an 8" pocketed coil unit. The optional topper is also simple: It's a 2" piece of the same organic latex. Both are covered with a certified organic cotton cover.

Happsy also sells a simple box foundation (optional) for this mattress that's also certified organic, made of pine wood and a cotton cover

At $1,399 for a queen size, the Happsy one of the lowest priced beds we've seen that reaches this degree of organic certifications.

In our tests, we thought this mattress would support a wide range of back and stomach sleepers. Side sleepers would likely find better spinal alignment and pressure relief when the topper is added.
Highlights in our performance testing included excellent motion isolation and edge support. And if you plan to use your mattress with an adjustable base, the Happsy was perhaps the best performing mattress we've tested right out of the box. It conformed extremely well to our adjustable base unit, and even maintained its shape when our tester got out of the bed while fully articulated (bent). Note, however, that when we added the topper, it was a different story -- the topper bunched up in uncomfortable ways.

Read on for our detailed report, and be sure to check out the video to see this mattress in action as we put it through our tests.

Bottom Line: Who is the Best Match for a Happsy Mattress?

BEST if you:

  • Prioritize natural and organic materials
  • Tend to sleep on the edge of your mattress
  • Enjoy a buoyant feeling of floating on top of the mattress
  • Are mainly a back or stomach sleeper
  • Want to use the mattress on an adjustable base

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Prefer a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Are a side sleeper (or add optional topper)
  • Are heavier (250 lbs.+) stomach sleeper


Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter of your personal preference.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm
Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
4 Shallower than average cushioning
Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
9 Immediate recovery, a little bounce

 

Back Support (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here's what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 5 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 5 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 5 9
Heavier >250 lb 8 5 7

 

Pressure Relief (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper's weight and body shape. Here's how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 5 5
Average 150 to 200 lb 5 5
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 5 5
Heavier >250 lb 6 5

 

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely on your personal priorities.

Motion Isolation 9 Excellent
Stays 'Cool' 9 Excellent
Edge Support 10 Exceptional
Ease of Repositioning 9 Excellent
Green Features 10 Whole mattress is certified organic
Adjustable Base Compatibility 10 Exceptional
Overall Value 10 Exceptional

 

Key Facts – Happsy Mattress

Mattress Type

Organic Latex over Pocketed Coils

Price (Queen)

$1,399

Delivery

Free delivery to door

Return Policy

120-day trial, full refund

Warranty

20 years; Indentation coverage: 1.5"+

Country of Manufacture

United States

Thickness

10 inches

Weight (Queen)

100 pounds

Materials & Construction

What's in a Happsy Mattress?

Overall, we classify the Happsy mattress as an "Organic Latex over Pocketed Coils" construction type. It is a 10″ thick mattress comprised of 2 layers:
  • 2" certified organic Dunlop latex
  • 8” pocketed steel coil support unit

The Happsy mattress combines the feel and durability of natural latex with a traditional spring/coil mattress. The latex layer is natural organic Dunlop latex certified to the GOLS standard, meaning that the latex is made from the sap of organically grown rubber trees (grown without chemicals pesticides) and sustainably harvested.

The coils are made of recycled steel, and are individually pocketed in certified organic cotton.  No blues, dyes, or synthetic fabrics are used in the bed, and since the entire mattress has been certified organic, there's no chemical off-gassing (although we picked up a whiff of a latex smell from the bed initially).

Cover

The two layers of the Happsy mattress are wrapped in a cover made with certified organic cotton and wool. The wool serves a couple of purposes. First, wool is moisture-wicking and heat regulating - helping keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Second, it's a natural fire retardant.

The cover partly unzips to give you access to the insides of the bed. Theoretically, this would allow you to replace or flip the latex layer. The company says it's also to allow for easier recycling down the road.

 

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely by your personal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

The Happsy mattress comes in one version. On our scale, we deemed it a Medium Firm. With the optional mattress topper (not included), the feel was more of a Medium Soft.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm

 

Cushioning Depth what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed. We found the Happsy mattress to have shallower cushioning than average, and our tester felt quite floaty on the mattress, characteristic of latex in general. Of course, if you choose to use the mattress topper, you get a lot more cushioning and conformance.

Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
4 Shallower than average cushioning

 

Responsivenesswhat’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

The Happsy bed doesn’t have any memory foam, so it does not have any of that slow-responding memory feel. But it does have a little bounce. There's some surface bounce from the latex layer and the tight cover, and a little deeper bounce from the pocketed coils below. We would not call this a super bouncy mattress, but if you (and your partner) like a little bounce (but not too much), the Happsy has it.


Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
9 Immediate response with a little bounce

 

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular, spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

In our evaluations, the Happsy mattress afforded very good back support and spinal alignment particularly in back and stomach sleeping. We did question its suitability for those who sleep mainly on their sides, but we felt that adding the topper (not included) improved pressure relief a lot.

 

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it's in when you're standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the Happsy mattress WITHOUT the optional (extra purchase) mattress topper:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 5 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 5 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 5 9
Heavier >250 lb 8 5 7

 

Back Sleepers:

While our 200-lb. tester was on his back on the Happsy mattress, he noted that his hips sank just deeply enough to create a good neutral spine. We felt that sleepers of a wide range of sizes and weights would have a similar experience, with the possible exception of those significantly heavier than our tester (over 250 lbs.) who might find the latex to be a little too squishy under the hips.

Side Sleepers:

The Happsy is a fairly firm mattress, and for our 200-lb. tester, he wished his shoulders were better able to sink into the mattress's latex. The aim is to achieve neutral spinal alignment. When your shoulder doesn't sink in enough, that can introduce an upward curve in the spine, which could lead to back pain down the road. With the optional mattress topper, our tester was much more comfortable, and he felt that most side sleepers would get better pressure relief and spinal alignment by adding the topper.

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers, in our view, would also be well served by this latex/coil hybrid bed. There was ample firmness to support our tester’s hips and midsection while on his stomach, without sinking down too far. (The risk for stomach sleepers is sinking down too deeply into a mattress, creating too much arch in the back which can lead to back pain down the road.) Our tester was well supported, and we felt that most sleepers would also experience good spinal alignment. The possible exception might be those who are a lot heavier than our tester (250 lbs.+), who might sink in too much and experience some over-arching.

 

Pressure Relief ( what's this )

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that's the position in which your body's weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress for your needs, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here's how we sized up the pressure relief of the Happsy mattress:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 5 5
Average 150 to 200 lb 5 5
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 5 5
Heavier >250 lb 6 5

 

Generally, we find that firm mattresses are often not the best choice for those with pressure relief needs, and we found that to be the case with the Happsy mattress. Those with acute pressure relief needs, or those that sleep mainly on their sides, may find too much firmness in this bed. The story did change when we added the optional mattress topper ($399 queen size), with 2" of latex. Our tester experience greatly improved pressure relief with the topper, and we think most side sleepers (regardless of body size) would also prefer the topper.

 

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattress can be better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter of your own personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

 

Motion Isolation what’s this )

Generally, mattresses with springs or coils don’t perform as well as foam beds when it comes to isolating movement from one side of the bed to the other. We test this in two ways. With a bowling pin standing upright on one side of the bed atop a small piece of tempered glass, we drop a 16 lb. bowling ball on the other side of the bed. In both tests on the Happsy mattress, the bowling pin wobbled a bit, but didn't actually fall over.

We also repeated the test with the optional mattress topper, and results were even better. If you are sensitive to a partner's movements on the other side of the bed, we think the Happsy mattress is a good choice.

Motion Isolation Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Temperature what’s this )

For most people, we do not think the Happsy mattress will feel hot, even though it has no trendy 'cooling' features like gel or phase change chemicals (which would not be organic). First, the cover includes a layer of wool; wool is a natural heat regulator. Second, the top latex layer has pin-core holes piercing the latex, allowing for air flow. And lastly, the pocketed coil layer is mostly air; the coils allow for lots of air flow.

If overheating in bed is an issue for you, we think the Happsy hybrid latex mattress would be a good choice, especially if you don’t want a mattress that’s entirely springs or coils, or entirely foam.

It should be noted that using the mattress topper adds a lot of softness and conformity to the bed, meaning you sink in more. And we suspect that those who are sensitive to overheating may have more issues with the topper than the mattress itself.

Stays “Cool” Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Edge Support what’s this )

Edge support is important if you like to sit on the side of the bed, or if you tend to sleep along the edge. With the Happsy mattress, our tester felt very stable sitting on the side of the bed, owing in part to a double row of stronger coils around the perimeter of the bed.

When laying on the very edge of the bed, our tester also felt very stable, and did not feel like he was leaning or rolling off the bed at all. If your pets or kids tend to push you towards the side of the bed, we think this mattress is an excellent choice.

We also evaluated edge support with the mattress topper on top, and the good edge support was unaffected.


Edge Support Rating 10 /10 Exceptional

 

Ease of Repositioning what’s this )

If you tend to move and change positions a lot over the course of a night, ease of repositioning will be a priority for you. We found the Happsy bed to have no trouble in this area. Moving between sleeping positions was easy. Partly, good ease of movement is typical with latex.

We did wonder if ease of movement would also be good with the mattress topper, and it was just fine.

Repositioning Rating 9 /10 Exceptional

 

Green Features what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe.

If you are considering the Happsy mattress, then low odors, minimal use of chemicals, and eco-friendly materials are likely important to you. Let’s take a closer look.

As discussed earlier, the cover of the Happsy mattress is made of organic cotton with a wool quilting layer.

The latex is 100% natural made from the sap of organic rubber trees, and it's been certified by GOLS, the global standard for organic certification for latex. That means not only are the rubber trees organic (grown without the use of chemical pesticides), but also harvested sustainably. Furthermore the latex is manufactured with minimal use of chemicals.

Lastly, the support layer of pocketed coils are made of recycled steel, which does not off-gas, and in the end can be potentially recycled when you are finished with the bed. Instead of glues, the cotton pockets of the coils are held together with stitching and metal clips.

The mattress is free of chemical coatings, glues, artificial dyes and bleach, and other questionable chemicals. To that end, the entire mattress is certified as organic, along with several additional certifications that attest to its environmentally friendly materials and construction.

From a natural materials, sustainability and safety certification aspect, this bed is just about as natural as it gets.

Green Rating 10/10 Entire mattress is certified organic

 

Adjustable Base Compatibility what’s this )

We tested the Happsy bed on top of our standard adjustable base to see what would happen. Results were excellent. We sometimes see weird bunching or bulging, or most commonly, the mattress just doesn't hold its shape when in a bent position. We saw none of that with the Happsy mattress, and in fact, it is the best-conforming mattress we've tested right out of the box.

We repeated the tests with the mattress topper, and that was a different story; it bunched up strangely and was not comfortable. In fact, we rate the performance of the topper as fair to poor. So if you do plan to use this mattress on an adjustable base, it's best used without the mattress topper.

Adjustable Base Use Rating 10 /10 Exceptional

 

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does a Happsy Mattress Cost?

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers.

Size Dimensions Mattress Foundation
Twin 39" x 75" x 10" $899 $299
Twin XL 38" x 80" x 10"  $999 $319
Full (Double) 54" x 75" x 10" $1,199 $339
Queen 60" x 80" x 10" $1.399 $369
King 76" x 80" x 10" $1,699 $599
California King 72" x 84" x 10" $1,699 $599

 Optional Happsy Mattress Topper:

Size Price
Twin $249
Twin XL $279
Full (Double) $349
Queen $399
King $499
California King $499

What Are You Getting?

The Happsy mattress is a 10” bed that combines supportive pocketed coils with a 2" layer of premium, 100% natural certified-organic latex. The cover includes certified organic cotton as well as all-natural wool. The entire mattress has been certified as organic by GOLS/GOTS, the main certification body for textiles and latex globally. And in addition, the mattress has a number of additional certifications ensuring the lack of chemicals, sustainable manufacturing, and lack of harmful off-gassing. 

 

How Long Will the Happsy Mattress Last?

We don't have any concerns that the Happsy won't last an average mattress lifespan. When examining the materials and construction, we noticed no 'red flags.' Latex is a proven and long-lasting mattress material, and pocked steel coils have a long reputation for durability.

 

Overall Value

As the least expensive fully organic mattress we've seen, we do think the Happsy  is an exceptional value. Its construction quality and use of eco-friendly and organic materials makes it a standout in its price range. We've seen other organic certified mattresses, but they cost thousands more. The Happsy is not just a great value in an organic mattress, it's even a good value among non-organic latex-and-pocketed coil beds.

Value Rating 10 /10 Exceptional value

 

Other Factors to Consider

Delivery

  • Free delivery to the door

Happsy includes free delivery, which is not particularly unusual among its competitors. Delivery is by common carrier like FedEx, who will deliver the box to your door. the company does offer an in-home setup at extra cost.

 

Returns

  • 120-nigh trial period
  • Full refund and pickup

Happsy offers buyers 120 nights to try this mattress, with a full refund if you choose to return it. They will also pick up the mattress if you decide to return in, and state that returned mattresses are donated to charities. See Happsy Return Policy

Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 20 years (pro-rated after 10)
  • Indentation Coverage: 1.5” and above

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions — the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for innerspring mattresses is 1.5”, and 3/4" for foam beds. Happsy has chosen to cover indentations that meet or exceed 1.5” -- the high end of the standard. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be at least that deep before the warranty would offer you protection. See: Happsy warranty.

This warranty extends to the original owner for as long as they own the mattress, and assumes it has been place upon an appropriate foundation. The 20-year warranty is pro-rated after 10 years. That means that if you have a valid warranty claim in the first 10 years, you are entitled to a free replacement. After 10 years, you would receive a reduced credit based on years of ownership.

Bottom Line: Is the Happsy Mattress Right for You?

The Happsy mattress is currently the best value among organic mattresses. Based on our findings, here’s who we think is the best and worst match for a Happsy mattress:

BEST if you:

  • Prioritize natural and organic materials
  • Tend to sleep on the edge of your mattress
  • Enjoy a buoyant feeling of floating on top of the mattress
  • Are mainly a back or stomach sleeper
  • Want to use your mattress on an adjustable base

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Prefer a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Are a side sleeper (or add optional topper)
  • Are heavier (250 lbs.+) stomach sleeper

Is the Happsy bed right for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz to find mattresses that fit your needs, based on your preferences and price range.

Looking for more on the Happsy mattress? Click here to visit their website at Happsy.com.

 

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