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.
I have now had plenty of time to sleep on the Mend Adapt mattress (more than 30 nights of continuous use) and I’m ready to reveal my findings on this adjustable firmness mattress.
So is the Mend Adapt a good mattress and who should buy it?
The Mend Adapt is a well-made mattress that should last at least 6-8 years with the right care and is suitable for nearly all sleeper types; including front, back, side, combination, restless, skinny, lighter, and heavier weighted sleepers – including side sleepers over 230 lbs.
In the rest of this Mend Adapt mattress review, I discuss my findings in more detail and give you a full breakdown of this mattress in terms of its specifications, design, and sleeping type suitability to help you decide if this mattress is the best option for you or not.
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Mend Adapt Mattress Review
Check out my Mend Adapt video review above to see me testing out the mattress.
The thicker 14″ profile, excellent pressure relief, adaptive support, and adjustable firmness makes the Mend Adapt an excellent all-round mattress that’s suitable for nearly all sleeping styles.
In particular, the Mend Adapt is an excellent choice for heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs, including heavier weighted side sleepers because it can provide the rare combination of solid support and adaptive pressure relief that most other mattresses struggle to provide due to the conflicting requirements.
The firmer side of the Mend Adapt is better if you want more pushback – which suits combination, front, back, and heavier weighted sleepers – whilst the softer side provides more pressure relief for side and lighter weighted sleepers, as well as sleepers with a lower body fat percentage.
More details below.
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- Front and back sleepers – the firmer side is better for front and back sleepers over 150 lbs because it will provide more pushback and support to keep you in good posture. You might consider the softer side if you weigh less than 150 lbs, want more pressure relief, and/or tend to sleep on your side too.
- Side sleepers – the softer side will be better if you are a side sleeper because it will provide more pressure relief on your hips and shoulders to stop joint pain and allow you to rest in good posture.
- Couples – the Mend Adapt is a good choice for couples regardless of the firmness setting that you choose because the super thick profile, thick foams, and pocket coils isolate movement very well so you can sleep undisturbed.
- Heavier weighted sleepers – the Mend Adapt is ideal for heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs because the deep profile helps to guard against sinkage.
- Heavier weighted side sleepers – the thicker profile, strong support, and medium-soft setting means that heavier weighted side sleepers over 230 lbs will feel comfortable in the Mend Adapt. The firmer setting can be used if you are very heavy and need more support.
- Lighter weighted sleepers – the softer side of the Mend Adapt is ideal for lighter weighted sleepers under 150 lbs because the better pressure relief will take the discomfort away from your joints by allowing you to sink more deeply into the materials.
- Skinny sleepers – the softer side of the Mend Adapt will be better for you if you have less than 15% body fat because the adaptiveness of the foam will reduce the friction points on the more angular region of your body.
- Combination and restless sleepers – the firmer side will be better for you if you switch positions often during the night because the extra pushback allows for a smoother transition. Lighterweighted combo sleepers under 150 lbs may get away with the softer side due to the reduced amount of body weight being placed on the materials. The foam can also help to reduce pressure points that may be causing your restlessness.
- Warmer sleepers – although this is a foam mattress, the coils and breathable cover do allow for a reasonable amount of airflow to hep regulate your temperature. Very warm sleepers should go for the Nolah Natural for maximum cooling capabilities.
Not Recommended For
- Very heavy edge sleepers – although the Mend Adapt is a great mattress for heavyweighted sleepers in general, the edge support may be a touch lacking if you are over 275 lbs and sleep very close to the edge of the bed. In which case the edge support in the DreamCloud may be better for you.
- Adjustable firmness – the biggest pro of the Mend Adapt is that the comfort layer can be flipped over to yield either a medium-soft or medium-firm setting. This means that the Mend Adapt is suitable for all sleeping positions and body types.
- Very thick profile – the 14″ profile is 4″ thicker than the industry average which is beneficial for heavier weighted sleepers because it means that the mattress is able to guard against excessive sinkage.
- More responsive than memory foam – the medium-soft side of the Mend Adapt contains ‘Air Cell’ foam which is similar to memory foam but is more breathable, bouncy, and cooling. This means that you get the pressure relief of memory foam but without the gloopy feeling that can make it difficult to move around.
- No fiberglass – the Mend Adapt is completely free from fiberglass (a harmful substance that is often found in the fire barrier of some mattresses that can cause breathing problems, skin irritation, and is very hard to clean up – learn more here).
- Removable cover – the removable cover is machine washable which makes cleaning the mattress much easier when compared to mattresses with a non-removable cover.
- Needs deep pocket fitted sheets – the 14 inch mattress profile means that the Mend Adapt needs deep pocket fitted sheets. These LilySilk sheets that I have reviewed here will fit.
Below is a table summary of the key specifications for the Mend Adapt:
|Design||Hybrid: memory foam + coils|
|Materials||Gel memory foam, polyfoam, springs|
|Firmness||Medium-soft + medium-firm (flippable)|
|Max weight capacity||700 -800 lbs (350 – 400 lbs each half)|
|Cover||Emana fabric + cotton|
|Comfort layer||Air cell (memory foam) + polyfoam|
|Support core||Pocket coils|
|Sleep trial||180 nights|
Below is a table summary of the performance ratings for the Mend Adapt:
|Overall support||Very good|
|Edge support||Good – fair|
|Pressure relief||Very good|
|Motion isolation||Very good|
|Pain relief||Very good|
|Value for money||Very good|
|Best sleeping position||Front, back, and side|
|Worst sleeping position||Edge sleeping over 275 lbs|
Mend Adapt Detailed Analysis
Below is a detailed breakdown of the Mend Adapt’s specifications, design, and sleeping style suitability.
Below I have explained in more detail the key specifications of the Mend Adapt mattress and what they mean for you as a sleeper:
- Hybrid design – the foam over coils hybrid design means that you get a balance of pressure relief and support that will suit all sleeper types.
- Adjustable firmness – the flippable comfort layer means that you can either have a medium-soft feel for more pressure relief or a medium-firm feel for more pushback and buoyancy.
- 14″ thickness + high weight capacity – the thick profile and 700 – 800 lbs combined weight capacity means that the Mend Adapt is ideal for heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs that need more support.
The materials contained inside a mattress and the way they are layered together has a strong influence over how the mattress will feel generally.
However, it can often be difficult to understand what the materials and their configuration mean for you as a sleeper just by looking at the sales description alone.
That’s why I’ve cut open my Mend Adapt mattress – as you can see in the picture above – and provided a description of each layer and what it means for you as a sleeper below.
Cover: Emana Fabric + Cotton
The cover of the Mend Adapt is made from a combination of cotton and Emana fabric – the latter of which makes the cover breathable and cooling.
The cover can be unzipped – this allows you to flip over the comfort layer if required and you can also put the cover in the washing machine to clean it.
Having a cover that can be unzipped and machine washed is a huge advantage in terms of maintenance because many mattresses don’t have this ability and thus you are forced to spot clean the cover.
However, I would still recommend using a mattress protector to protect both the cover and the mattress from spills and stains.
Flippable Comfort Layer: 2″ Air Foam + 2″ Polyfoam
As shown in the image above, the comfort layer of the Mend Adapt mattress can be flipped over to yield either a medium-soft feel (blue layer) or a medium-firm feel (white layer).
To do this, find the zipper (located at the foot of the mattress in the center) and unzip the cover so that you can flip the comfort layer over.
The medium-soft side is better for side sleepers and lighter weighted sleepers under 150 lbs, whilst the medium-firm side is better for front and back sleepers as well as heavier weighted sleepers over 200 lbs.
Transition Layer: 1″ Polyfoam
There is a 1″ layer of polyfoam that sits just on top of the support layer so that you can’t feel the springs below whilst also adding some buoyancy to the mattress so that you can move around – regardless of the firmness setting that you choose.
Support Core: 8″ Pocket Coils
The support core consists of 8″ of individually encased pocket coils that adapt to your body shape for custom support whilst also dampening movements so that you and your partner don’t disturb each other as you move around in the night.
3: Sleeping Position Suitability
The actual feel of a mattress extends beyond just the materials and how they are layered and is also influenced by your dominant sleeping position in addition to your body weight.
The tables below summarize how the Mend Adapt will feel relative to the main sleeping positions and body weight ranges.
I have made a table for the medium-soft side and the medium-firm side.
The medium-soft side provides more pressure relief that benefits side sleepers – due to the better pressure relief – as well as lighter weighted sleepers under 150 lbs because you can sink further into the materials to alleviate the pressure on your joints.
|Position/Weight||Under 130 lbs||130 – 230 lbs||Over 230 lbs|
|Combo||Easy to move||Easy to move||Fair mobility|
|Edge||Good support||Fair support||Less support|
The medium-firm side is better for front sleepers, back sleepers, combination sleepers, and heavier weighted sleepers over 200 lbs because the firmer feel guards against sinkage, aids with support, and is easier to move around in.
|Position/Weight||Under 130 lbs||130 – 230 lbs||Over 230 lbs|
|Combo||Easy to move||Good mobility||Fair mobility|
|Edge||Good support||Fair support||Less support|
4: Body Type Suitability
In addition to your dominant sleeping position and body weight, the amount of body fat that you have and your body shape will also influence how the Mend Adapt feels for you.
Again, I have provided a table and an explanation for both the medium-soft and medium-firm sides below.
The medium-soft side is will feel better for sleepers with a lower body fat under 15% because the adaptiveness will remove the pressure points on the more angular regions of your body.
|Slight build||Slightly firm – good pressure relief|
|Average build||Moderate firmness – good pressure relief|
|Soft build||Softer – more pressure relief|
|Athletic build||Moderate firmness – good pressure relief|
The medium-firm side will feel better for sleepers with a higher body fat percentage over 25% because it will offset your natural padding to ensure that the materials don’t adhere as closely to your skin and therefore allows for better breathability to prevent overheating and night sweats.
|Slight build||Firmer – good pressure relief|
|Average build||Quite firm – good pressure relief|
|Soft build||Softer – more pressure relief|
|Athletic build||Quite firm – good pressure relief|
Mend Adapt In-Depth Testing Results
Below is a more in-depth analysis of the key performance areas of the Mend Adapt mattress that I concluded based on my own testing of this mattress and having slept in it myself.
You can also watch the video above to see me performing the tests.
For reference, I’m 5’8″ and I weigh about 180 lbs.
1: Very Good Overall Support
The support for the Mend Adapt is very good in the center and outer regions.
I tested the support by lying on the mattress in the front, back, and side sleeping positions at various angles and places on the mattress.
I felt well supported in all of these positions and almost all the way up to the edge of the mattress.
My partner also found the mattress to be comfortable and supportive when we both slept in the Mend Adapt.
2: Reasonable Edge Support
Whilst the overall support of the Mend Adapt is very good, I would say that the edge support is adequate but not amazing.
I found that the edge support was good enough to keep me in good posture when I slept on my front with one arm draped over the edge of the mattress.
The only real issue was when I sat on the very edge of the mattress and the edge compressed a fair amount.
So from a sleeping perspective, the edge support should be good enough for all but the heaviest edge sleepers over 275 lbs.
3: Very Good Pressure Relief
The pressure relief of a mattress refers to how well the materials are able to adapt and conform to your body shape in order to soften friction points.
I found that the best pressure relief offered by the Mend Adapt came from the medium-soft side but the medium-firm side also had good pressure relief potential too.
I found that I could sleep on my side on both the medium-soft and medium-firm sides, but the medium-soft offered the best pressure relief.
What I really like about the Mend Adapt is that it can provide really good pressure relief for heavier weighted side sleepers whilst also providing enough support to maintain good posture – something that most other mattresses struggle to do.
4: Easy to Move Around In
Even though the Mend Adapt has 4 inches of foam in the top layer, I found it easy to move around in and switch positions.
This is because the Air Cell foam isn’t true memory foam – it’s more responsive to allow for a more fluid transition as you move.
This is complemented by the pocket coils that provide underlying bounce and pushback that means the Mend Adapt is suitable even for heavier weighted combination sleepers.
5: Very Good Motion Isolation
Because the Mend Adapt is so thick and the top 4 inches are made from dense foam, I found that it was quite difficult to feel my bed partner moving around next to me.
The pocket coils also help to stop shock waves from traveling through the support core to further impede disturbances.
6: Almost Silent
Although this is a hybrid mattress with springs in, the thick foam comfort layer and individually encased pocket coils means that the Mend Adapt is almost as quiet as an all-foam mattress.
7: Excellent for Couples
The combination of the very good motion isolation and the low noise output means that the Mend Adapt is an excellent choice for couples because it keeps partner disturbance to a minimum.
I’m a very light sleeper that wakes up at the slightest movement, yet the Mend Adapt was able to do a great job of preventing me from feeling my partner moving around at night.
8: Sleeps Quite Cool
I am a very warm sleeper but I was able to sleep comfortably in the Mend Adapt without overheating.
This is mainly due to the breathability of the Air Cell foam that combines with the cover and the spacious coils to allow for heat dissipation and a throughflow of air.
So if you sleep temperature neutral or slightly warm, then the Mend Adapt should be just fine for you.
However, if you want maximum cooling capabilities then I recommend the Nolah Natural because of its hybrid natural latex coil construct.
Click here to read my full Nolah Natural review.
9: Good For Allergies
I have hay fever, a dust mite allergy, and dry sensitive skin.
However, I didn’t notice the worsening of these conditions when sleeping in the Mend Adapt.
I think this is due to the hypoallergenic cover and the lack of harmful chemicals in the mattress.
10: Potential for Pain Reduction
The adaptive foam and pressure relief means that if you have conditions like sciatica or arthritis that are made worse when you lie on a firm surface, the Mend Adapt may be able to provide pain relief.
I personally have arthritis in both of my knees and shoulders that are especially painful at night when I lie on my side or my front.
However, these positions were more comfortable in the Mend Adapt when compared to other mattresses that I’ve reviewed thanks to the adaptive foams.
The soft side of the mattress will likely be the best choice for you if you have pressure-aggravated pain.
If you have conditions like back pain that are made worse by poor posture, then the firmer side may be better – especially if you are a front or back sleeper – because the greater pushback can work with the coils to keep you in good posture.
11: Low Sagging and Indentation Risk
The chance of the Mend Adapt indenting or sagging prematurely is low in my opinion because the materials are of high quality.
More specifically, the foams are high density which means they have good resilience to allow them to spring back to their original shape quickly.
Also, the mattress is so thick that excessive material compression isn’t likely to be an issue.
12: Lifespan of More than 6-8 Years
I would expect the Mend Adapt to last at least 6-8 years as a conservative estimate based on its thickness, design, and material composition.
This is better than the industry average that is around 5 years (or less for cheaper mattresses).
13: Good Value For Money
The Mend Adapt falls in the mid-price range for a mattress of this type (without a discount).
However, based on the comfort and durability that it offers, I would say that the Mend Adapt offers good value for money if you look at it as an investment.
I can say this with confidence because I have reviewed mattresses that were much cheaper and lasted less than a year.
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Below is the key information for the Mend Adapt in regards to the pricing, sleep trial, and warranty.
Sizes and Prices
Below are the prices for the Mend Adapt mattress without a discount applied (click the button below to get 35% off):
180 Night Sleep Trial
The Mend Adapt comes with a 180-night sleep trial which means that you can return the mattress for a full refund within 6 months from the point of purchase if you aren’t happy with it.
The lifetime warranty means that you are protected from manufacturing defects for as long as you are the original owner of your Mend Adapt mattress.
Below I have summarised how the Mend Adapt compares to some of the other top mattresses that I’ve reviewed.
Click the links to learn more about each mattress to find out if they are a better fit for you or not.
Mend Adapt v Puffy Lux Hybrid
The Puffy Lux is a better choice than the Mend Adapt if you want a mattress with a deeper and more contoured memory foam feel – which would especially suit side sleepers and those with pressure-aggravated pain that require maximum pressure point relief.
However, the Mend Adapt is thicker, more cooling, and still has enough pressure relief to better cater to heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs, warmer sleepers, and even lighter weighted sleepers.
Click here to learn more about the Puffy Lux Hybrid.
Mend Adapt v Nolah Natural
The Nolah Natural is the better choice if you are a very warm sleeper that needs more cooling capabilities and/or you are a restless sleeper that needs a bouncy mattress that’s easy to move around in.
However, I would recommend the Mend Adapt over the Nolah Natural if you are a heavier weighted sleeper over 230 lbs because the mattress is thicker.
Click here to learn more about the Nolah Natural.
Mend Adapt v DreamCloud
The DreamCloud is the better option if you are an edge sleeper that needs maximum edge support because this mattress comes with reinforced coils along the perimeter of the mattress to guard against sagging and roll-off.
However, the DreamCloud is firmer than the Mend Adapt, so I would recommend the Mend Adapt if you want more pressure relief.
Click here to learn more about the DreamCloud.
Conclusion: Suitable for All Sleeper Types
The qualities of the Mend Adapt makes it suitable for all sleeper types because it has an excellent balance of support and pressure relief.
More specifically, the thicker profile makes it ideal for heavier weighted sleepers over 230 lbs and caters to heavier weighted side sleepers in particular – a group of sleepers that often have a difficult time finding a suitable mattress.
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.
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