Hope Original Mattress Review
Did you know that sleeping on your side on the wrong mattress can lead to the appearance of pressure points, back pain, injuries, and other health issues?
As there are more curves on the side of your body, you need a mattress that’s less likely to cause tension and pressure points along your shoulders, hips, and knees.
There are dozens of different mattresses on the market these days, and it may be hard for you to pick the right one. But, we found one that will be a perfect option for all side sleepers.
In this review, we take a look at the Hope Original mattress. It is an all-foam mattress that delivers amazing comfort, pressure mapping, proper spinal alignment, and pain relief for sore joints and hips. All these features make it ideal for side sleepers.
Read on to learn about our opinions and experiences sleeping on it and find out why we think it would be the best choice for you. Review updated
The Hope Original is a 12″ thick all-foam mattress made up of various layers of foam.
The Hope Original mattress features a unique Deep Freeze Plus Cooling Cover.
It is a next-generation cover with reactive temperature technology designed to keep you cool when you need it. It is woven with the finest sustainable fibers that mimic the feel of satin while they are also durable enough to last a lifetime.
Beneath this incredibly soft and breathable cover, we have a 1.5-inch Atlas PR Gel Memory Foam layer made of softer memory foam that provides extraordinary pressure relief for your hips, shoulders, and knees while drawing the heat away from your body.
Below this layer, we have another 1.5-inch cooling layer made of the company’s proprietary Cloud Motion Memory Foam.
It is a super soft, cloud-like, gel-infused memory foam designed to provide breathability and support for your body while reducing the amount of motion transfer, so you can get more of a deep and restful night’s sleep.
While these two layers on top focus on cooling and soft comfort, the 1-inch highly resilient OrtoFlex Comfort Foam below provides a plush and supportive foundation for the upper layers and prevents you from sinking too much into the mattress and feeling trapped in foam.
It will slowly transition your body weight into the firmer core foundation layer.
Finally, we have an 8.5 inch thick Everlast HD Core foam layer made of high-density core foam designed to be supportive and responsive and provide an ideal balance of comfort and support throughout the mattress.
It also allows greater airflow through the mattress to help regulate your body temperature, serves as the foundation for the layers above, and increases the overall durability and stability of the mattress.
What also makes this mattress unique is the fact that it features a special stretch, non-skid fabric on the bottom that helps keep your mattress in place and prevents sliding no matter how much you move around in bed during the night.
The Hope Original mattress is a universal comfort model designed to appeal to most sleepers, and we felt it to be around a 6 on the firmness scale (10 being the firmest).
The company has their own firmness scale where they rate this mattress in a range you can see below.
So, if you like mattresses of a medium-firm feel, this one may be the right pick for you. It’s perfect for all sleeping positions and all types of sleepers, including heavier sleepers such as myself.
As soon as you lie down on the Hope Original, you will feel how soft its cover is. It works with the Atlas PR Gel Memory Foam layer to gently cushion your body and provide a cloud-like feel and an amazing pressure relief to those areas of your body where it is needed the most.
This layer, combined with another softer gel-infused memory foam layer below and the layer of highly resilient OrtoFlex Comfort Foam provide incredible comfort and pressure relief and work as transition layers in that they slowly transition your body weight into the firmer core support layer so you don’t feel any kind of discomfort.
They will also provide just the right amount of support needed to keep your spine naturally aligned regardless of your preferred sleeping position.
With its nice 12″ thick design and all the special materials used in its construction, this mattress works perfectly for heavier sleepers as well.
Sleeper Profile Table
The Hope Original mattress is a medium-firm mattress and falls around a 6 on the firmness scale (10 being the firmest). This means that it will work perfectly for all side sleepers, including heavier sleepers such as myself (230 lbs).
So, if you are a side sleeper, you won’t need any adjustment period. The mattress offers enough give in the softer top comfort layers to cradle your hips and shoulders and prevent any possibility of the appearance of pressure points.
Kaye found this mattress worked well for her too for this sleeping position, although she generally prefers mattresses with a firmer feel.
Back and Stomach Sleepers
As for back and stomach sleeping position, we felt this mattress worked perfectly for us while sleeping on our backs, but not so well when sleeping on our stomachs, due to its softer feel of the top.
The soft gel-infused memory foam layers on top cradled our bodies and transitioned our weights into the firmer core support layer below and worked with it to provide enough support needed to keep our spines properly aligned when sleeping on our backs.
However, when we turned on our stomachs, I felt it caused me to sink into it quite a bit, especially my hip area, and it threw my spine out of its natural alignment. Kaye didn’t feel the same, but it might be due to her much lighter weight. It worked ok for Kaye for this sleeping position, but not so good for me.
Therefore, the Hope Original mattress might suit some stomach sleepers of a lighter weight, but if you are a heavier sleeper looking for a perfect mattress for this sleeping position, then this mattress may not be an ideal choice for you.
The Hope Original mattress may be a perfect option for you if you share your bed with a partner and you tend to frequently change positions during the night.
It features layers of the Cloud Motion Memory Foam and OrtoFlex Comfort Foam that work together to provide an ideal combination of comfort, support, and cooling, while also reducing the amount of motion transfer, so you can get more of a deep and restful night’s sleep.
They also prevent you from sinking too far down into the mattress and feeling trapped in foam and facilitate changing positions and moving around in bed during the night.
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Air Flow/Temperature Control
The Hope Original mattress does an amazing job of sleeping cool due to the use of various cooling technologies in its construction.
The mattress features a unique Deep Freeze Plus Cooling Cover with special reactive temperature technology designed to keep you cool when you need it. Besides this, it features a 1.5-inch Atlas PR Gel Memory Foam layer that effectively draws the heat away from your body.
Below this layer, there’s another 1.5-inch cooling layer made of the company’s proprietary Cloud Motion Memory Foam which works with the layer above and a breathable cover to prevent the build-up of excessive body heat and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the whole night.
The fact that I weigh around 230 lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress, which is something that my partner Kaye doesn’t experience.
I often tend to compress the top comfort layers of most mattresses quite a bit due to my heavy weight. Kaye, being half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do as her lighter weight doesn’t compress down the bed too much.
The Hope Original does a good job with motion transfer, especially compared to most other all-foam mattresses we have reviewed so far. As we often tend to mention, sinkage and motion transfer are largely weight-dependent.
A nice 12″ thick design of the Hope Original mattress combined with various layers of foams did a great job of reducing the amount of sinkage and motion transfer, so we didn’t feel any disruption in our sleep.
Although the softer memory foam layers on top of this mattress caused us to compress them quite a bit when sitting upright in bed or sleeping, they didn’t make us sink too far down and feel trapped in foam as is often the case with the lower quality all-foam mattresses.
A firmer core support layer worked with the transition layer to lift my heavy body weight and our combined weights sleeping as a couple with ease and distributed them evenly across the bed.
They also didn’t make our moving around in bed or getting in and out of it difficult in any way, while at the same time they provided good edge support as well.
Regardless of its all-foam construction and the use of the softer foams on top, edge support is pretty good with this mattress and better than with many other all-foam mattresses that we’ve reviewed here.
It is true that I compressed the softer gel-infused memory foam layers quite a bit when I sat or slept near the edges, but the slightly firmer transition layer below and a dense core support layer prevented me from sinking too far down and bottoming out.
So, the Hope Original mattress won’t cause you to roll off the edges and will allow you to use the entire surface of the bed.
Being made entirely of different types of foam, the Hope Original mattress doesn’t offer too much responsiveness and bounce, which makes it perfect for isolating movements between partners, but which may not be too great for sex.
It is quite comfortable and silent, but if you prefer mattresses with more responsiveness and bounce, then the Hope Original may not be a perfect pick for you.
Should you buy this mattress? Definitely yes! The Hope Original is a premium all-foam mattress that comes in with some special cooling features and that will make you feel like sleeping on clouds every night.
So, if you want an affordable mattress that will provide you with an ideal balance of comfort and support and keep you cool all night long, you should not look further from the Hope Original mattress. This and the fact that the mattress comes with a 120-Night sleep trial makes the Hope Original mattress a perfect option for everyone.
The Hope Original mattress is priced pretty reasonably for the quality of the materials used in its construction and all the special features that it offers.
The mattress also comes with a 120-Day Sleep Guarantee. The company allows you to return the mattress if you are not satisfied with it after 30 days of sleeping on it, but not more than 120 days from the delivery date.
This means that you can get your mattress and try it out and if it is not your thing, then you can return it within these 120 days and get your money back. You will receive a full refund minus fees for shipping, White Glove Service, state-based recycling fees, and/or promotional values.
Besides this, the Hope Original mattress comes with a Lifetime Warranty, which means that the company will take care of any defects on your mattress for the lifetime of the mattress.
As for the delivery process, it went pretty smoothly. The company asked for 1-2 days for building and processing our mattress and it arrived after a few days.
We found it easy to handle and unpack. As soon as we opened the box and pulled the mattress out of its plastic package, it started to expand. It didn’t take long for the mattress to regain its original shape, and we didn’t notice any off-gassing smell in the process.
The customer service of this company was also quite responsive. They were quick to answer all our questions both on the phone and by email.
All in all, the Hope Original mattress is an incredible mattress that the company created using their excessive experience and knowledge, so you can rest assured that this mattress will provide you with the right support and comfort for as many years as you own your Hope mattress.
The Hope Original is an all-foam mattress that features a unique layered design that effectively and consistently delivers amazing comfort and support. It will keep your spine properly aligned while providing incredible pressure relief and eliminate any possibility of the appearance of pain in joints and hips.
Besides this, the Hope Original sleeps quite cool due to the special cooling technologies that it features in its construction, so a restful and cool night’s sleep is guaranteed.
Read our Memory Foam Mattress Buying Guide to learn more about the benefits of memory foam mattresses and find out what are our top picks in this category.
Hope Original Mattress
Construction / Materials9.6/10
Firmness & Support9.5/10
Sinkage & Motion Transfer9.6/10
Smell / Off-Gassing9.5/10
- Perfect for side sleepers
- Sleeps cool
- May be too soft for stomach sleepers of a lighter weight