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Peacelily Mattress Review — Best Latex Option?
Latex mattresses are loved for being all-natural, supportive and durable but they are also infamous for being costly! However, homegrown brand Peacelily has come out with a 100% latex bed that’s affordable and offers many of the industry-first features like dual-firmness, 120-night trial, and 25-year warranty.
It’s value-for-money and feature-rich. While all that’s good but is the Peacelily mattress right for you?
Find out in this review below, where we have scrutinised the Peacelily latex mattress for its construction, firmness and performance.
All our mattress reviews are backed by online research, sleep trial and analysis of hundreds of verified customer reviews. This, we are hoping, will provide you a comprehensive picture about the product.
The Peacelily mattress is an 8.6-inch thick (22cm), flippable all-latex mattress that’s medium on one side and firm on the other. The mattress is made of 100% natural and organic materials, which the eco-conscious buyers would appreciate.
Because of its natural origins, the Peacelily mattress is hypoallergenic, it dissipates the heat very well and is durable. So hot sleepers will rest well on the mattress.
We rate its medium side 5 and firm side 7 on our firmness scale of 10, and between this range, we think most sleepers will sleep satisfactorily.
Light to average-weight side sleepers may find the medium side comfortable and enjoy plenty of pressure relief. Back, stomach and heavier folks may prefer the firmer side, which offers more support to keep the spine aligned in its natural position.
If you’re transitioning from a memory foam or an innerspring mattress, the Peacelily mattress will feel quite different — like you are floating on top of the mattress rather than sinking into it. The mattress is dense, supportive and distinctively bouncy and this keeps your body elevated close to the surface. However, both the sides offer good cushioning.
Let’s tell who may give a thumbs-up to the Peacelily mattress and who may not.
Who may like the mattress?
Who may not like the mattress?
Tl;dr: We rate Peacelily as one of the best natural mattress options in Australia. Anyone who appreciates a supportive and bouncy mattress that offers excellent pressure relief will like it.
However, if you’re used to sinking in the mattress or prefer the deep contouring that all-foam and memory foam beds provide, then check out options like the Koala mattress instead.
- Dual-sided flippable mattress with medium (5) and firm (7) sides.
- Inner core: 10 cm dunlop latex support core with comfort layers on either side.
- Comfort layers: Medium side has a 5 cm thick D65 (20 ILD) latex while the firm side has 5cm thick D85 (30 ILD) latex.
- Outer cover is made of 350 gsm cotton fabric with 180 gsm cotton wadding for durability.
- Free shipping to most parts of Australia except for some remote pockets.
- Free return pick-up for metro areas. For remote areas, buyers may need to ship the mattress to the nearest charity partner hub.
- 100-night sleep trial.
- 25 year warranty (10 year non prorated and 15-year prorated) against manufacturing defects and sags of over 2.5 cm.
- Handmade and manufactured in Sri Lanka.
Peacelily Latex Mattress Firmness & Feel
Sleep science may be complicated but sleep satisfaction is based on two prime things — how a bed feels against your body and how it supports your body curvature. That’s why we took the Peacelily Mattress on a test drive.
How was my sleep experience?
For your reference, I’m a guy of average build— 5’8″ and 72 kg. I’m primarily a side sleeper but on a few nights, I can be found sleeping on my back or stomach too. To test the effectiveness of the Peacelily mattress, I slept on it for three weeks and these are my takeaways:
The Peacelily mattress felt quite the opposite of a memory foam mattress. There was no deep hugging or slow sinking when I lay on it. It did cradle my body a bit but I was on top of the mattress all the time as if floating, weightlessly. It’s very springy and took me some days to get used to it, post which I found myself waking up fully rested.
I found the firmer side more comfortable. I felt a good balance of pressure relief and support while sleeping on my side while the spinal support was excellent in the back and stomach positions. I must say that switching between positions was exceptionally effortless.
The only downside is that it’s a bulky mattress and flipping it over is not a one-person task.
All said and done, I think the Peacelily mattress will fare well with most sleepers, particularly those who appreciate a supportive bed.
How firm is Peacelily mattress?
As we told you before, Peacelily is a double-sided, flippable latex mattress. The softer side is made of D65 latex and the firmer side from a denser quality of latex, D85. You don’t have to bother with this jargon because each side is marked out clearly.
The medium side logs a score of 5 on our firmness scale of 1-10 and this puts it in the medium-soft category than a true medium. Generally, 6 to 6.5 is considered as medium firmness industry-wide.
The firm side measures about 7 on the firmness scale, making it a touch firmer than medium firmness but not outright firm. Generally, a score of over 8 is considered firm.
But we’d like to remind you that firmness is highly subjective and personal. It depends on the shape, size and sleeping position of a person. So what may be firm for a 60 kg sleeper may be soft for a heavier person.
What does Peacelily mattress feel like?
Both the sides are responsive, springy and bouncy to feel. So switching between positions and moving around on the mattress is easy — you don’t feel stuck as you would on a foam mattress. The feel also depends on the side you’re sleeping on. The softer side offers slightly more contouring while the firmer side keeps you on ‘top’.
Average-weight sleepers — 58 to 110 kg
Average-weight side sleepers should find the softer side more comfortable as it offers good pressure relief around the hip and shoulder region.
Average-weight stomach sleepers need more support under the hip (to prevent the spine from arching upwards) and should find better support on the firmer side.
Back sleepers will feel supported on either side.
Lightweight sleepers — Under 58 kg
Most lightweight sleepers should find the Peacelily mattress comfortable in all sleeping positions. However, some petite folks may find the mattress a tad bit firm, especially while sleeping on their side. Such sleepers can order a Peacelily topper for extra cushioning.
Lighter folks are less likely to sink into the comfort layers. So back and side sleepers may find better support and pressure relief on the softer side while stomach sleepers would be better supported on the firmer side.
In general, stomach sleepers require a firmer sleeping surface. This is to prevent their hip from sinking too much and the spine from arching uncomfortably.
Heavyweight sleepers — Over 110 kg
Heavy people generally sleep better on a firm bed. Likewise, on the firmer side of the Peacelily mattress, side sleepers should experience plenty of pressure relief and healthy spine alignment, back sleepers should experience good lumbar support and stomach sleepers should feel their weight distributed.
The softer side may not provide adequate support for such sleepers.
Peacelily is a 2-in-1 firmness mattress, made out of 100% latex. From the three layers of latex foam all the way to the cotton cover and glue used, it’s made of organic and sustainably-sourced materials.
The latex used is both eco-INSTITUT and Oeko-Tex Class 1-certified, which simply means, it’s safe, non-toxic, and releases no off-gas. Furthermore, the fabrics are GOTS-certified, signifying that they adhere to the strictest practices of sustainable and ethical production.
Dunlop latex that is used in the mattress tends to be denser and more durable than Talalay latex, another popular choice in the sleep industry. And that pumps up its longevity to up to 25 years, the brand claims. Furthermore, the latex is naturally breathable, dust mite-resistant, bed bug-resistant, mould-resistant, flame retardant, antimicrobial and antibacterial, making it a hygienic choice.
So let’s tear down the mattress and see what lies inside it.
|1. A 100% breathable organic cotton cover made with hand-stitched tape edges and carrying handles.|
|2. 100% cotton wadding to reinforce the cover and give the mattress a luxury finish.|
|3. 5cm Dunlop latex perforated comfort layer (medium feel). |
Firmness rating: 5
Technical Specs: D65, 20 ILD (indentation load deflection)
|4. 10cm dunlop perforated latex support core.|
|5. 5cm Dunlop latex bottom comfort layer (firm feel).|
Firmness rating: 7
Technical Specs: D85, 30 ILD (indentation load deflection)
The Peacelily mattress is 8.6-inch or 22 cm tall, which is above-average for an all-latex bed.
Mattress Size Options And Price Chart
|Single||188 x 92 x 21 cm||32 kg||$849|
|Long Single||203 x 92 x 21 cm||33 kg||$949|
|King Single||203 x 107 x 21 cm||39 kg||$999|
|Double||188 x 138 x 21 cm||44 kg||$1,199|
|Queen||203 x 153 x 21 cm||54 kg||$1,299|
|King||203 x 183 x 21 cm||63 kg||$1,499|
* Time to time Peacelily runs offers ranging from 10 to 20% off.
This latex mattress is rich in features but are these features worth the hype? Let’s see.
If there’s one thing you can expect from the natural latex blindly, it’s temperature regulation. Latex mattresses don’t trap heat the way memory foam beds do. The open-cell structure of latex facilitates better airflow and keeps the bed cool.
Further, the individual latex layers of the Peacelily mattress are perforated for enhanced airflow and the breathable cotton cover and wadding wicks away moisture, preventing the heat from building up.
Overall, we feel the Peacelily mattress will make the hot and sweaty sleepers happy.
Motion isolation for couples
Couples or people who sleep with their pets should definitely go for a bed that minimises motion transfer. What is it though? It simply means the amount of disturbance felt across the bed when your co-sleeper moves, tosses or turns.
Latex is a more responsive and buoyant material by nature and so it does transfer some motion across the bed. It doesn’t isolate the motion as well as the memory foam does but it’s certainly better than the innerspring mattresses. The softer side offers slightly better motion isolation than the firmer side.
Most sleepers should not feel their partner’s movement on this latex mattress. However, light sleepers would be better off on a memory foam mattress.
Edge support means how well a mattress is reinforced or supportive along the edges. This is important as it allows the couples to utilise the full area of the bed for sleeping.
The medium side does an average job in this department and the firm side a little better. We felt fairly safe while sleeping along the edges on either side but the sinkage is slightly more on the medium side.
Most couples and sleepers should find the edge support adequate. However, heavier people (above 110 kg) would be more comfortable sitting or sleeping on the edge of an innerspring or a hybrid bed.
Coming down to the brands, the edge support of Peacelily is not as good as a pure innerspring mattress but it’s better than most foam mattresses like Ecosa or Koala and almost equal to hybrid mattresses like Noa or Sleeping Duck Mach II.
For intimacy, people should look for a bed that’s springy, responsive and therefore, easier to switch positions on. Peacelily checks all the right boxes here. It offers good bounce and is silent at the same time. The firmer side has slightly more springiness than the softer side.
Broadly speaking, memory foam mattresses are the worst for sex as they lack bounce. Innerspring mattresses offer better bounce and responsiveness but they can get noisy. Latex beds, however, are bouncy yet silent.
The Peacelily mattress was launched in 2018. It hasn’t been in the market for long enough for us to verify its lifespan and long-term performance. However, latex mattresses are known for being very durable and they outlast memory foam, hybrid and innerspring mattresses by a wide margin.
Since the Peacelily mattress is made from high-density Dunlop latex, customers can easily expect it to last for 10-plus years. And since latex is a naturally-resilient material, the chances of sagging or indentation are unlikely. That’s why the company is confident in doling a 25-year warranty.
Off-gassing refers to the chemical smell that follows after unboxing a mattress. As the Peacelily mattress is made of natural and organic material, we experienced little to no off-gassing during the sleep trial. The smell dissipated after 24 hours.
The devil is in the details. This nugget of wisdom applies to all shopping decisions and even more if you are shopping online. So let’s tell you what the fine print of the Peacelily mattress has in store.
The Peacelily latex mattress is delivered to your door compressed in a compact box. The box is fitted with wheels, which makes moving it around convenient. However, the box is very heavy — the queen weighs about 50kg. So if you need to take the box upstairs, enlist one more person.
Generally, I don’t comment on the delivery timelines, but the Peacelily mattress took over two weeks for delivery – which is quite long compared to most online mattress brands. However, the Peacelily customer support team kept me in the loop throughout.
Setting up the mattress is straightforward. Open the mattress and let it unfurl. It can take up to 72 hours for the mattress to inflate to its full shape.
Shipping is mostly free across Australia except for some remote regions. The delivery time differs but can take anywhere from two to seven days.
The Peacelily mattress comes with a 100-night trial, so you have close to three to months to try the mattress and see if it’s the right fit for you.
It can take a couple of weeks for your body to adjust to the new mattress, so Peacelily requests the customer to try the mattress for at least 30 days before requesting a return. All the returned mattresses are donated to charities and never re-sold.
Return pickup is free in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and is handled directly by the charity partner (mostly The Salvation Army). For remote areas, you may need to deliver the mattress to the nearest charity partner hub.
To qualify for a full refund, ensure that your mattress is free of stains and tears.
Peacelily offers an impressive 25-year warranty on the mattress (comprising 10 years of full coverage and 15 years of prorated coverage) against manufacturing defects and indentations or body impressions greater than 2.5 cm or 1 inch.
In an industry where 15 years of coverage is impressive enough, a warranty that spans a quarter of a century is a real selling point. But remember, the warranty can only be claimed by the original purchaser and isn’t transferrable.
Damage due to improper foundation, misuse or normal wear and tear aren’t covered in the warranty.
We analysed over 300 verified customer reviews, and roughly 95% were happy with their purchase. Select sleepers found the mattress firm, but some got used to it in a couple of weeks, and some had to buy a mattress topper for better comfort. This is in line with our observation as well. Latex is a dense and springy material, and first-time latex matters users may take some time to get used to this feeling.
Few users complained that the mattress was quite heavy, and flipping the mattress wasn’t an easy task as it flops down while flipping.
Summing It Up
We think Peacelily is one of the more eco-friendly mattress options in the Australian market. Given its affordable price point, all-natural latex construction and dual firmness, we feel it is a value purchase. Not to forget that it’s a versatile bed, suitable for a wide range of sleepers.
We recommend this mattress to eco-conscious buyers or anyone who wants a supportive bed that will last them for a long time.
Peacelily Mattress FAQs
Peacelily mattress is handmade in Sri lanka at the company’s self-owned factory.
For a mattress to help or ease the back pain, it should support the spine in natural alignment. The Peacelily mattress offers good contouring without sinking in too much, and as a result, it should be a good match for sleepers experiencing back pain.
Disclaimer: The above information should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice.
Unline other online mattress brands, Peacelily has an offline store in Melbourne where buyers can test the mattress. The location of the store is 58-60 Levanswell Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189.
For customers who can’t visit the store, the company offers a 100-day trial to test out the mattress in the comfort of home.