- This article has been written by the site owner Dan Cartwright – a mattress testing expert who has been testing products and writing online reviews since 2015 to help buyers make the best purchasing decisions for their needs.
I have now been sleeping on the SweetNight Twilight mattress for more than 30 nights continuously and I have performed several experiments to test how the mattress performs in key areas (watch my video review below to see me performing the tests).
So is the SweetNight Twilight a good mattress and who is it suitable for?
The SweetNight Twilight is a high-quality mattress that’s best for front, back, side, combination, and edge sleepers under 230 lbs that are shopping on a budget. Couples, warmer sleepers, sleepers with back or shoulder pain, lighter weighted sleepers, and sleepers with allergies can benefit too.
The rest of this SweetNight Twilight mattress review takes a detailed look at the mattress from my own personal perspective of sleeping in it and my professional opinion as a mattress tester to help you find out if this is the right mattress for you or not.
What’s the best alternative? The best alternative to the Twilight in my opinion is the Puffy Lux Hybrid because it has outstanding pressure relief and motion isolation – ideal if you sleep as a couple or suffer from aches and pains at night (click here to see my full Puffy Lux Hybrid review).
SweetNight Twilight Mattress Review
Watch my SweetNight Twilight video review above to see me test the mattress first hand.
To summarize my findings, I think that the SweetNight Twilight is ideal for front, back, side, combination, and edge sleepers under 230 lbs because the zoned support, soft pillow top, and luxury firm feel offer enough support and pressure relief to keep you comfortable.
This is significant because mattresses that tend to be great for side sleepers tend not to be as good for front sleepers because it’s hard to balance the support and pressure relief but SweetNight has managed to do this through their well thought out design.
Furthermore, the properties of the Twilight make it quite cooling for warmer sleepers, suitable for those with allergies, and able to soothe discomfort from posture and pressure-based back and shoulder pain.
And to top it all off, all of these benefits are available at a very affordable price – which is ideal if you don’t want to spend a lot on a premium mattress but still want the qualities of one.
- Shoppers on a budget – the Twilight is priced very well relative to the rest of the mattress market but still offers excellent quality and comfort that is typical of mattresses that are more expensive.
- Side sleepers – although this is medium-firm mattress, the soft pillow top and zoned support makes the Twilight suitable for side sleepers under 230 lbs because it has enough ‘give’ to alleviate pressure on your shoulders whilst also keeping you in good posture.
- Front and back sleepers – the zoned support means that if you weigh less than 230 lbs and you sleep on your front or back then you will be kept in good posture.
- Couples – if you sleep as a couple then the individually encased coils can help to reduce motion transfer so that you don’t disturb each other as you move around.
- Sleepers with back pain or shoulder pain – the zoned support and pressure relief provided by the pillow top means that the Twilight may help to reduce your back and/or shoulder pain.
- Lighter weighted sleepers – if you weigh less than 150 lbs then the soft feel of the pillow top combined with the zoned support can allow you to sink more into the materials so that it doesn’t feel like you’re sleeping on too hard of a surface.
- Skinny sleepers – if your body fat is less than 15% then the pressure relief provided by the adaptive foams can help to reduce friction points on the more angular regions of your body to enhance comfort.
- Warmer sleepers – the pillow top is quite breathable and the spring core allows air to flow through the mattress so that you don’t overheat.
- Sleepers with allergies – the certified foams and absence of fiberglass makes the Twilight suitable if you have allergies like hay fever, a dust mite allergy, or sensitive skin.
Not Recommended For
- Very heavy sleepers – if you weigh more than 250 lbs then the Twilight may not feel as supportive as you might like. In which case you should consider the DreamCloud (click here to see my DreamCloud review).
- Zoned support – the Twilight has firmer coils around the hip, head, and foot regions; and less firm coils around the shoulders and knee regions of the mattress so that you are kept in good posture in the front, back, and side sleeping positions.
- Luxury firm feel – the soft pillow top combines with the medium-firm firmness to provide a ‘luxury firm’ feel that provides both support and pressure relief without feeling too firm or too soft.
- Fiberglass free – there is no fiberglass in the SweetNight Twilight so you don’t have to worry about this irritant escaping and causing health problems.
- Affordable – the 10″ full size costs just $448 and you can get 15% off by clicking the button below and using the code DAN at the checkout.
- Non-removable cover – the cover can’t be removed and washed so use a mattress protector and spot clean stains quickly.
The table below summarizes the key specifications for the Sweet Night Twilight mattress:
|Design||Hybrid: foam + springs|
|Materials||Polyfoam, memory foam, springs|
|Firmness||Luxury firm (medium-firm with soft feel)|
|Thickness||10 inch or 12 inch|
|Fiberglass content||No fiberglass|
|Max weight capacity||At least 230 lbs|
|Comfort layer||Gel memory foam|
|Support core||Pocket coils|
|Sleep Trial||100 nights (full refund)|
The table below summarizes how the SweetNight Twilight performs in the key performance areas:
|Overall support||Very good|
|Pressure relief||Very good|
|Pain relief||Very good|
|Value for money||Very good|
|Best sleeping positions||Back and side|
|Worst sleeping positions||Very heavy sleepers over 250 lbs|
SweetNight Twilight: Detailed Analysis
Below, I have provided a more detailed breakdown of the specifications, design, structure, materials, sleeping position suitability, and body type suitability for the SweetNight Twilight mattress to help you better understand if this is the right mattress for you:
Here is a more detailed explanation of what the specifications of the SweetNight Twilight mean for you:
- Hybrid design – the quilted polyfoam pillow top, gel memory foam, and polyfoam sit on top of a layer of pocket coils to provide pressure relief and spinal support to keep you comfortable and in good posture.
- Luxury firm level of firmness – the ‘luxury firm’ feel means that the mattress has a medium firm spring tension but the quilted pillow top and adaptive foams provide a slightly softer and more adaptive final feel so that the mattress provides good support without being too firm.
- Zoned support – the springs around the middle, top, and bottom of the mattress are firmer than the areas where your shoulders and knees will be to provide more support and better pressure relief where it is needed.
- No flip design – the mattress cannot be flipped over due to its one-sided design.
- Non- removable cover – the cover for the Twilight cannot be removed so a mattress protector is advised.
The materials and the way that they are layered inside the mattress is critical in shaping how the mattress will feel for you.
That’s why I’ve cut open the side of my 10-inch SweetNight Twilight mattress so that you can see what the inside of the mattress looks like.
Check out the photo below and the subsequent descriptions to find out what the mattress structure means for you:
Quilted Pillow Top (1″)
The outermost section of the SweetNight Twilight consists of a pillow top that contains polyfoam and OEKO-TEX certified breathable fabric that feels soft to the touch and can help to keep you cool and dry.
The foam inside the pillow top is spongey to provide pressure relief but also springs back to shape quickly so that you can switch positions easily without the materials holding you back.
I personally like how soft the cover is when I touch it.
You can see the texture of the pillow top cover in the picture below:
Gel Memory Foam (1″)
Underneath the pillow top is a layer of gel memory foam that’s designed to provide deeper pressure relief to remove friction and pressure points on the more angular regions of your body like your joints and bones.
The memory foam takes much longer than the polyfoam to spring back to its original shape – this means that it isn’t as responsive but you don’t really feel the slower response time thanks to the polyfoam pillow top.
The gel element means that the gel beads are there to offset the heat retaining properties of the foam to help keep you cool.
The polyfoam transition layer is there to stop you from feeling the support springs below whilst also providing enough pushback to give the mattress some lift so that you can switch positions easily without getting caught up in the slower response memory foam.
Pocket Coils (6″)
The support system for the SweetNight Twilight consists of 6 inches of individually wrapped pocket coils that are arranged in a zoned configuration.
The individually wrapped aspect refers to the fact that the springs are not connected to each other (which contrasts with the coil system of a regular spring mattress) so that the springs can adapt more precisely to the contours of your body for better support, whilst also dampening the feelings of your bed partner moving around.
The zoned configuration means that the coils near the head, middle, and foot of the mattress are firmer whilst the coils around the shoulder and knee regions are less firm in order to keep you in better posture when compared to a mattress that has the same level of firmness all over.
3: Sleeping Position Suitability
The Twilight mattress will feel different depending on your favored sleeping position and how much you weigh.
The table below summarizes how the SweetNight Twilight will feel for the major sleeping position and body weight combinations – see the subsequent descriptions for a more detailed explanation:
|Position/Weight||Under 130 lbs||130 – 230 lbs||Over 230 lbs|
|Combo||Easy to move||Easy to move||Fair mobility|
|Edge||Very good support||Good support||Fair support|
Front Sleepers – Excellent Balance of Support and Pressure Relief
Front sleepers under 230 lbs will likely feel that their hips are kept in the correct alignment and their lower back safe from arching in the SweetNight Twilight thanks to the zoned support.
Furthermore, the soft pillow top and gel memory foam combine to provide very good pressure relief on key areas like your ribcage, elbows, and knees as you lie on your stomach.
I personally find sleeping on my front to be uncomfortable due to my arthritic shoulders and some old injuries to my ribs but in the Twilight, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could maintain this sleeping position for longer than normal thanks to the very good pressure relief.
Back Sleepers – Brilliant Support and Cushioning
If you weigh under 230 lbs and sleep on your back, then you will be well supported in this position whilst also sinking into the materials just far enough to avail of the pressure-relieving qualities of the adaptive foam.
I really like sleeping on my back in the SweetNight Twilight because it reduces the pain in my shoulders and back thanks to the zoned support and the foam.
Side Sleepers – Good Pressure Relief on Your Shoulders
Side sleepers under 230 lbs will likely find that the foam provides enough pressure relief and works well with the zoned support to dissipate the pressure on your shoulder joints.
However, if you weigh more than 200 lbs and you are a side sleeper then I would advise getting the 12″ version of the Twilight because the extra 2″ of materials will do wonders for giving you that bit of extra cushioning and support.
Personally, I found that I was able to sleep comfortably on my side in the Twilight – which is an achievement because my shoulder joints normally hurt when I lie on my side due to my arthritis.
Combo Sleepers – Easy to Switch Positions
If you are a combination sleeper that switches positions often during the night then you should have no issues moving around if you weigh less than 230 lbs thanks to the bounce of the springs and the buoyancy of the foams.
Edge Sleepers – No Roll Off
The zoned support extends all the way up to the edge of the mattress – which means that you can sleep close to the edge of the bed if you weigh less than 230 lbs without experiencing excessive material compression that leads to the feeling of ‘roll-off’.
4: Body Type Suitability
The exact feel of the SweetNight Twilight will further differ in response to your body type as follows:
|Average build||Moderate firmness – good pressure relief|
|Soft build||Less firm with more pressure relief|
|Athletic build||Moderate firmness – good pressure relief|
Slight Build – Firmest Feel
If you have a body fat percentage under 15% then the SweetNight Twilight will feel a bit firmer to you but not too much because the soft pillow top does an excellent job of alleviating the pressure on the more angular regions of your body and distributing your body weight more evenly across the mattress surface.
Average Build – Soft and Supportive
If you have a body fat percentage between 15% and 25% then the Twilight will feel soft when you lie on it but also allow the zoned firmness of the coils to creep through so that you will also feel well supported.
Soft Build – Less Firm Feel
If your body fat is greater than 25% then the Twilight will feel much softer to you and potentially less breathable due to the closer contouring of the materials to your skin.
Athletic Build – Targeted Pressure Relief
If you have a low body fat percentage under 15% with a muscular build then you will likely find that the SweetNight is both supportive and comfortable in the right places due to the adaptive foams and zoned support.
SweetNight Twilight: In-Depth Testing Results
Below is a full breakdown of the conclusions that I have drawn from sleeping in the SweetNight Twilight and performing various tests on the mattress.
You can watch me perform the tests in the video above.
I am 5’8″ and weigh around 180 lbs – putting me in the ‘average’ sleeper weight – for reference.
1: The Zoned Support is Excellent
I really like the zoned support system of the SweetNight Twilight because it works with the foams to provide deeper pressure relief on critical areas like the shoulders but remaining firmer around the hip region to protect my lower back from pain.
I tested the zoned support by lying in the Twilight in the front, back, and side sleeping positions, and I was happy to find that I was well supported in every position.
I would only question the effectiveness of the support if you are a very heavy sleeper over 250 lbs at which point you may sink further into the mattress than you’d like to feel comfortable.
If you are on the heavier side, then I advise going for the 12″ version of the mattress for more support and cushioning.
2: The Edge Support is Good
I was happy to find that upon lying close to the edge of the Twilight, the material didn’t compress excessively.
This means that if you’re the type of sleeper that tends to put one arm over the edge of the bed then you should still feel well supported unless you are very heavy (likely over 250 lbs).
3: Excellent Pressure Relief
I was pleasantly surprised at how much pressure relief the pillow top, gel memory foam, and polyfoam transition layer are able to provide in the Twilight.
This is because I have tested mattresses before with a similar profile that felt too firm and didn’t provide enough pressure relief.
I really like how this ‘luxury firm’ feel provides a soft-to-the-touch feel that doesn’t then lead to excessive sinkage.
Therefore, I would say that the Twilight offers brilliant pressure relief in all sleeping positions under 230 lbs.
4: Very Responsive and Easy to Move Around In
Many mattresses that provide good pressure relief tend to be difficult to move around in because of the deeper layers of adaptive foams.
Thankfully in the case of the Twilight, this isn’t an issue – it’s still easy to move around in and has a fair amount of bounce whilst still providing great pressure relief thanks to the luxury firm feel.
This means that if you’re a combination sleeper then you can buy the Twilight without having to worry about getting bogged down in the materials.
5: Good Motion Isolation
If you sleep as a coupe then I’m happy to report that the Twilight is able to isolate movements very well so that you and your bed partner don’t feel each other moving around during the night.
6: Very Quiet
Because the coils aren’t linked together, there’s no squeaking when you move around in the Twilight mattress which is good news if you sleep as a couple.
If you do hear noise then check the bed frame and my guide to fixing a squeaky bed.
7: A Good Mattress for Couples
If you sleep as a couple then the SweetNight Twilight is a good choice because its quietness and good motion isolation properties combine to yield a mattress that allows you to sleep in it without disturbing each other.
Me and my partner were able to sleep in the mattress without disturbing each other and I am a very light sleeper that’s easily woken up.
8: Doesn’t Cause Overheating
I was worried that the soft pillow top was going to feel too clingy and suffocating but this wasn’t the case.
I am a warmer sleeper that sweats a lot and I didn’t experience any excessive overheating when sleeping in the Twilight – although there are cooler medium-firm mattresses available like the DreamCloud if you really want to sleep cool.
9: Low Chance of Triggering Allergies
I have a dust mite allergy and hayfever but none of these got any worse when sleeping in the Twilight.
This is likely because the foams are CertiPUR-US® certified to ensure that they are free from harmful chemicals and irritants.
The SweetNight Twilight is also confirmed as being fiberglass-free so that you don’t have to worry about this irritant escaping and causing a reaction (the Twilight is one of my top-rated fiberglass-free mattresses).
10: Guards Against Back and Shoulder Pain
I personally found that the zoned support, adaptive foams, and soft pillow top were able to reduce my back and shoulder pain at night.
This is a huge deal because my pain comes from arthritis in my joints and also from damaged rotator cuff muscles in my shoulders.
Obviously, I can’t say that this mattress will ‘cure’ your pain but its properties put it in a good position to potentially reduce your pain in some instances.
If pain is an issue for you at night then please see your doctor and also check out my list of the best mattresses and adjustable beds for back pain here.
And if you specifically suffer from upper back pain then my article on sleeping better with upper back pain may help too (it’s written by a doctor).
11: Minimal Off Gassing
When I opened the SweetNight Twilight I didn’t notice much of an ‘off-gassing’ smell.
Off-gassing is the term that describes the smell that emerges when you unpack a mattress in a box and the particles escape causing a chemical odor.
This isn’t much of a concern with the Twilight mainly due to the CertiPUR-US® foams which are low in odor emitting VOCs.
However, I would still advise that you keep the room well ventilated for at least 24 hours after unpacking just to make sure that any particles are free to escape.
12: Low Indentation and Sagging Risk
Although the Twilight is more of a ‘budget’ mattress than a premium one, this doesn’t mean that it’s low quality.
On the flip side, I feel that the sturdy springs and durable foams make for a mattress that is unlikely to sag or indent if looked after properly.
Make sure to rotate the mattress (not flip) 180 degrees once every 3 months to stop the weight concentration building up in just one area (this can guard against sagging and indents).
13: Expected Lifespan of At Least 5 Years
Based on the design and the quality of the materials, I would expect the SweetNight Twilight to last at least 5 years with the right care.
14: Value For Money
I feel that the SweetNight Twilight offers excellent value for money because a 10″ full size only costs $448 yet it offers a level of support and pressure relief that is up there with some of the higher-end premium mattresses.
Below is some of the key information regarding the sizing, prices, warranty, and sleep trial for the SweetNight Twilight.
Sizes and Prices
Below is the pricing table for the SweetNight Twilight – you can save up to 15% by clicking the button below and using the code DAN at the checkout:
100 Night Sleep Trial
The 100-night sleep trial means that you can sleep on the mattress for up to 100 nights after purchase and return it for a full refund if you are not happy with it.
10 Year Warranty
The 10-year warranty means that SweetNight will replace or repair your mattress if there is a qualifying defect present in the mattress.
Below I have briefly compared the SweetNight Twilight to several other mattresses to help you find out which is the best option for you.
SweetNight Twilight v Puffy Lux Hybrid
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is a premium mattress that feels much softer and has a more adaptive comfort layer but it’s more expensive.
This means that if you are a side sleeper, a lighter weighted sleeper, sleep as a couple, have a low body fat percentage, or suffer from sciatica then the Puffy Lux Hybrid is likely going to be a better choice for you due to its better pressure relief, deeper profile, and excellent motion isolation properties.
However, if you are shopping on a budget, then the SweetNight is an affordable alternative that still provides a relatively good amount of pressure relief, support, and motion isolation.
SweetNight Twilight v DreamCloud
The DreamCloud is a premium hybrid mattress that feels firmer than the Twilight.
This means that the DreamCloud may be a better option for you if you are a heavier weighted front sleeper over 230 lbs or just like a mattress with a firmer feel.
SweetNight Twilight v Noa
The Noa mattress is a medium-firm mattress that has a similar feel to the SweetNight Twilight.
However, the Noa is not available in the US at the moment, so this means that the Noa is an excellent alternative to the Twilight if you live in the UK, Australia, Canada, or Singapore and you can’t get hold of the Twilight.
Conclusion: Affordable Quality
The SweetNight Twilight is one of the best mattresses that I have reviewed so far because it offers the qualities of a premium mattress but without the hefty price tag.
Furthermore, the zoned support, pillow top, and adaptive foams make it suitable for just about every type of sleeping style under 230 lbs.
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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.