This review has been written by Dan Cartwright – the website owner – who has been testing products and creating online reviews since 2015 to help consumers find the right products for their needs.
The Levitex mattress is billed as being ‘gravity defying’ – which means that it’s supposedly designed to combat the effects of gravity to help you stay in good posture relative to your body weight.
This is achieved by using foam that’s graded in density so that the more weight you put on the mattress, the more pushback it creates in order to keep you supported.
Conversely, the lighter you are, the softer the mattress will feel on the more angular regions of your body to reduce pressure points.
But what does it actually feel like to sleep on the Levitex mattress?
Having personally slept on the Levitex mattress myself for several nights consecutively, it’s my personal opinion that this is quite a firm mattress that’s best suited to front and back sleepers, but side sleepers can still use the mattress thanks to the pressure relief provided by the foam in the top layer.
In the rest of this Levitex mattress review, I’ve gone into more detail to help you decide if this is the right mattress for you based on my testing and analysis.
Levitex Mattress Review
I must say that at the moment, I do have a bias towards softer mattresses because I’ve just had shoulder and knee surgery.
However, I did find that the firmer feel of the Levitex did help me to rest comfortably on my front and back whilst maintaining good posture.
I’m currently 185 lbs, so somewhat average in terms of weight.
Check out my detailed breakdown of the Levitex as it relates to other sleeping styles below.
You can see me test this mattress first hand in the video above.
- Back sleepers – the firmer feel is ideal if you sleep on your back. Despite the thinner profile, the rate at which the foam compresses allows the mattress to be deceptively supportive for heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs.
- Front sleepers – I found that the foam in the upper comfort layers compressed enough to help keep my hips well supported and my lower back free from over-arching when lying on my front. I did experience pressure relief on my ribs and elbows. Overall, I’d say that the Levitex is ideal for front sleepers, especially if you are on the heavier side.
- Couples – with this being an all-foam mattress, I was able to sleep in this mattress with my partner and neither of us felt the other person moving around. As long as you each have sleeping styles that are compatible with the Levitex, then this is a great mattress for couples.
- Warmer sleepers – as a warmer sleeper myself, I found that the Levitex slept temperature neutral.
- Sleepers with lower back pain – if you have lower back pain, then the Levitex may be able to help control this at night if your back pain stems from poor posture.
- Sleepers that don’t like soft mattresses – if you don’t like the feel of squishy memory foam mattresses, then you’ll probably enjoy the firmer and more compact feel of the Levitex.
- Lighter-weighted side sleepers – with this being a firmer mattress, I’d say that you should be careful if you weigh less than 150 lbs (especially if you sleep on your side) because the Levitex does have a firmer feel; although the adaptiveness of the foams does provide some leeway.
Not Recommended For
- Very heavy edge sleepers – if you weigh more than 230 lbs, and you tend to hug the edge of the mattress, then you’ll probably need a mattress with reinforced edges (I recommend the Nolah Evolution).
- Adaptive firmness – technically, this is a firm mattress. But the graded foam densities means that the feel of the mattress does change relative to your unique body shape and body weight. Whilst this isn’t quite as inclusive as a luxury firm mattress, it does open the mattress up to a wider range of sleeping styles.
- Worldwide shipping – many compressed mattresses in a box are only available in the US. But the Levitex ships worldwide.
- Fiberglass free – I cut open my Levitex and I couldn’t see any fiberglass in the fire barrier, and this was confirmed by customer support when I enquired. A fiberglass free mattress is crucial because this substance can prove to be a health hazard if it is released from the mattress.
- Edge support could be better – whilst the edge support for this mattress is quite good considering that it’s so thin and is made from foam, I do think that you’ll need more edge support if you sleep close to the edge of the mattress.
Below, you’ll find a summary of the key specifications for the Levitex mattress.
|Firm (but adaptive)
|Max weight capacity
Here’s a table summary of how I personally feel the Levitex performs in the key areas.
|Value for money
|Best sleeping positions
|Back and front
|Worst sleeping positions
Levitex Detailed Analysis
Below, you’ll find a more detailed breakdown of the Levitex mattress in terms of its specs, design, and comfort potential.
Here’s a bit more information regarding the specs and what they mean for you as a sleeper:
- All foam design – the all foam design means that this is a very quiet mattress that isolates movement very well; making it ideal for couples. Often, these types of mattresses offer poor support, but because Levitex uses graded densities, the more weight you put on the mattress, the more it pushes back to provide the required amount of support.
- Firm feel – firm mattresses have more surface tension that softer mattresses, making them the better option for back and front sleepers because they can keep you in good posture.
- Thin profile – the 7 inch profile of this mattress puts it on the thinner side. This makes it ideal if you need to move it around, or potentially use it elsewhere, like in an RV.
The design of the Levitex mattress profile is very simple.
As you can see in the image above, the 7 inch profile is divided into two all-foam sections.
Interestingly, the comfort layer is thicker than the support layer, which is highly unusual since the support core for most mattresses is the dominant layer – taking up at least 70% of the mattress profile.
However, because the foam increases in density as you go deeper into the mattress, this allows for more pushback as the weight being placed on the mattress increases.
In summary, the design of this mattress allows for adaptive support whilst also providing some pressure relief too.
3: Sleeping Position Suitability
Below, I have made some generalizations in regards to how the Levitex will feel for different body weight and sleeping position combinations.
|Under 130 lbs
|130 – 230 lbs
|Over 230 lbs
|Easy to move
|Easy to move
|Easy to move
With this being a firm mattress with some adaptive support and pressure relief, the trend is that lighter weighted sleepers will feel this firmness more – especially in the side sleeping position.
The heavier you are, the softer this mattress will feel because you are naturally putting more weight on the materials.
However, because Levitex have designed this mattress to compress at a graded rate, then the support will adjust relative to your body weight for better comfort.
4: Body Type Suitability
Your body type will have a general affect on how the mattress will feel as follows:
If you have a lower body fat percentage (under 15%) then this mattress will likely feel firmer to you because of your reduced natural padding.
Conversely, the higher your body fat percentage, the softer this mattress will feel.
If you’re somewhere in the middle, then the mattress will feel fairly firm, depending on the position that you adopt – with side sleeping increasing the pressure on your shoulders and hips.
Levitex In-Depth Testing Results
Below, I’ve provided more details in regards to the key performance areas of this mattress based on my own testing and analysis.
1: Good Overall Support
The overall support in the center of the mattress is very good – especially for an all-foam mattress of this type.
I felt well supported sleeping on my front, back, and side.
I have tested other all-foam mattresses in the past that do not have this level of support.
2: Fair Edge Support
The edge support for this type of mattress is actually quite good – since most all-foam mattresses tend to compress nearly all the way to the bottom when you sit on the edge of the bed.
However, in an absolute sense, the edge support isn’t as good as what you can find in hybrid mattresses and mattresses with reinforced edges.
3: Good Pressure Relief
The Levitex doesn’t provide the deep pressure relief that you get from mattresses with deep layers of memory foam in the top layers.
However, there is some adaptiveness in the uppermost section of the foam in order to provide a decent amount of pressure relief.
Personally, this mattress is a touch on the firm side for my own personal liking in the side sleeping position – but I have just had shoulder surgery so I’m still a bit sensitive.
Overall, I’d say that the pressure relief should be sufficient for all but the lightest sleepers under 130 lbs.
4: Easy to Switch Positions
I had no problems at all switching positions in the Levitex mattress.
The firmer feel provides a sleeping surface that has a higher degree of surface tension that firms up even more as you place your weight on the mattress – thus allowing for good mobility.
5: Good Motion Isolation
Another benefit of the all-foam design is that it impedes the feeling of movements very well.
That makes it a good choice if you are your partners are restless sleepers because it means you’re less likely to feel each other moving around.
Because there are no springs in this mattress, the mattress is great choice if you want a mattress that’s quiet.
This can be useful if you sleep as a couple, but I also personally enjoy spring free mattresses because it means that I don’t have to worry about broken springs poking through the mattress or making noises as I turn over.
7: Good Choice for Couples
Because this is a silent mattress and it impedes cross motion transfer very well, this makes the Levitex a great choice for couples.
Just make sure that you each have sleeping styles that are compatible with the mattress.
8: Doesn’t Cause Overheating
I tend to sleep very warm most of the time, so I’m very sensitive to mattreses that trap heat and then reflect it back to me.
All-foam mattresses tend to be the worst offenders (especially if they have memory foam in them) but I experienced no such issues with the Levitex mattress.
9: May Help to Control Pain at Night
If you have pain at night, then you should always consult with your doctor.
However, having had my fair share of aches, pains, and sporting injuries over the years, I can say that the Levitex has the potential to help aleviate back pain that stems from poor posture.
For example, if you have lower back pain, sleeping on your back in the Levitex may help you because mattresses that are too soft can cause back pain (especially if you sleep on your front).
Summary: Firmer With Decent Pressure Relief
In my personal opinion, I do feel that the Levitex is on the firmer side out of all the mattresses I’ve tested.
Because of this, I’d recommend it to front and back sleepers.
However, there is a good amount of pressure relief too, so it doesn’t feel like you’re sleeping on a board.
Dan is the founder and head content creator at Bedroom Style Reviews.
He has been working as a professional online product reviewer since 2015 and was inspired to start this website when he ended up sleeping on a memory foam mattress that was too soft and gave him backache.
Through in-depth research and analysis, Dan’s goal with this website is to help others avoid such pitfalls by creating the best online resource for helping you find your ideal mattress, bedding, and bedroom furniture.
Dan is a qualified NVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor with 6 years’ experience helping clients improve their health through diet, exercise, and proper sleep hygiene.
He also holds several college and university-level qualifications in health sciences, psychology, mathematics, art, and digital media creation – which helps him to publish well researched and informative product reviews as well as articles on sleep, health, wellbeing, and home decor.
Dan also has direct personal experience with insomnia, anxiety, misophonia (hypersensitivity to sounds), and pain from both acute and long-standing sporting injuries – he enjoys writing insightful articles around these subjects to help fellow sufferers of such conditions.
Learn more about Dan here.