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Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress Review:
Top-Notch Cooling and Support


Written by David Rubin

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Nolah Evolution 15



  • Type: Hybrid

  • Firmness: Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

  • Price Range: $1,004 – $2,143

  • Warranty: Lifetime, Limited


  • Plush quilted Euro-top with cooling cover
  • Available in three firmness levels
  • Zoned pocketed coil core promotes spinal alignment

Ideal For

  • People with back conditions
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those who prefer tall beds

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress: Our Verdict

The Nolah Evolution is a luxury hybrid that is 15 inches thick. The mattress is a good fit for sleepers who like tall and responsive beds. Its quilted Euro-top adds plushness without causing deep sinkage. An organic cotton cover incorporates cooling fibers designed to draw out heat and moisture.

The 15-inch tall hybrid has thick foam comfort layers that prevent pressure points from forming. A zoned pocketed coil core reduces lumbar tension by promoting even spinal alignment. 

Unlike some memory foam hybrids, the Nolah Evolution has a bouncy feel that makes changing positions easier. Sleeping closer to the edges feels stable since the perimeter is reinforced with sturdier coils. A recycled plant fiber base layer further reinforces the coils and non-skid fabric keeps the mattress firmly in place. 

The mattress comes in three feels to accommodate different body types and sleep styles. Nolah reassures customers with a 120-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty. 

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Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress: An Introduction

Nolah is an online bedding company that utilizes the latest sleep technology. Its proprietary AirFoam was formulated to be a cooler alternative to memory foam. 

The Nolah Evolution Hybrid is the brand’s most luxurious model and features seven distinct layers. A thick polyfoam comfort system provides cushioning, while a zoned pocketed coil core supports the spine and lower back. Cooling fibers and graphite infusions are designed to keep the mattress from trapping heat over the course of the night. 

The mattress is available in three firmness levels: medium (5), medium firm (6), and firm (8). All versions have a plush Euro-top with 2 inches of pressure-relieving foam. Bonus features include reinforced edges and convenient carrying handles. 

We breakdown the mattress’ materials, construction, and innovative features. We share performance ratings based on in-house testing and compare the three firmness options. 

How We Review

Each mattress we review undergoes rigorous in-house testing. Our sleep experts use physical testing and sophisticated tools like pressure-mapping and heat guns to evaluate performance. Our testers come in diverse body shapes and sleep positions, so we can better understand how a mattress suits a variety of sleepers. 

What’s It Like to Sleep on the Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress?

The Nolah Evolution combines notable contouring with sturdy support. The quilted Euro-top cushions pressure points without creating a quicksand feeling. An airy cotton cover helps keep the surface cool and dry. 

Thick comfort layers alleviate pressure, while transitional polyfoam limits sagging. The pocketed coil core encourages good sleep posture by reinforcing the body’s heaviest areas. The entire mattress feels supportive since the perimeter is reinforced with sturdy coils. This is an advantage if you share a bed or sleep near the edges. 

Each firmness option has a distinct feel: the plush offers deeper cradling, the luxury firm has balanced contouring, and the firm provides sturdy support. The appropriate feel for you depends on your body weight and sleep position. 

Every mattress has its strengths and weaknesses. Knowing which features to prioritize can help you choose a suitable model. 

Nolah Evolution Mattress Pros and Cons


  • A plush Euro-top massages pressure points without causing deep sinkage
  • The zoned coil core supports good sleep posture
  • A breathable cotton covers helps draw out excess heat


  • More expensive than the typical hybrid
  • The taller profile may require sheets with extra-deep pockets
  • Nolah doesn’t ship to Alaska or Hawaii

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

We use a 10-point scale to rate mattress firmness. The lower the number, the softer a mattress feels. Most sleepers like mattresses that are between 4 and 7, with medium firm (6) having the widest appeal. 

Your body weight determines how firm a mattress feels, so each sleeper experiences the same firmness level a little differently. A sleeper under 130 pounds, for example, won’t sink as much as someone over 230 pounds. 

Each sleep position also has different firmness requirements. Side sleepers usually like softer mattresses, while stomach and back sleepers need firmer support to align the spine. 

The Nolah Evolution Hybrid comes in three firmness levels: Plush, Luxury Firm, and Firm. The Plush is equivalent to a medium (5) feel and is well-suited to side sleepers. The Luxury Firm rates as medium firm (6), so it’s the most versatile model. The Firm (8) feel is geared toward back and stomach sleepers. 

How the mattress performs for a given sleeper depends on its feel in relation to body weight and sleep style. 

Nolah Evolution – Plush

Firmness: Medium (5)

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers5/55/53/5
Back Sleepers5/53/52/5
Stomach Sleepers3/52/51/5

Nolah Evolution – Luxury Firm

Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers2/54/55/5
Back Sleepers5/55/54/5
Stomach Sleepers3/55/53/5

Nolah Evolution – Firm

Firmness: Firm (8)

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers1/52/53/5
Back Sleepers3/54/55/5
Stomach Sleepers3/54/55/5

Side Sleepers

Most side sleepers prefer a fairly soft mattress with ample cushioning. Our testers across all weight groups gained notable pressure relief on the Plush model. The softer comfort foam prevented pressure points from forming around the hips and shoulders without distorting spinal alignment. 

The Luxury Firm model also prevented pressure buildup for our side sleepers over 130 pounds. Our testers over 230 pounds had a similar experience on the Firm model, but the surface was a little too rigid for those weighing less. 

Back Sleepers

Our testers who prefer back sleeping enjoyed balanced contouring on all firmness options. Responsive comfort foam cushioned the spine and shoulders, while the zoned coil core encouraged even spine alignment. High-density transitional foam kept the hips from sinking too low. 

The only caveat is that back sleepers over 230 pounds sank excessively on the Plush model. These sleepers felt more supported on the Luxury Firm and Firm options. 

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers require a firmer mattress to keep the midsection from dipping too low. Sturdy coils and dense transitional foam minimized deep sinkage for most of our stomach sleepers. Our testers in all weight brackets felt fully supported on the Luxury Firm and Firm models. 

The Plush option also kept the hips and shoulders level for stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, but it sagged excessively for those weighing more. 

Our Performance Ratings

We evaluate all mattress features using a five-point scale, with five being the highest possible rating. 

Pressure Relief

Rating: 4/5 (Plush), 3/5 (Luxury Firm), 3/5 (Firm)

The mattress’ multi-layer comfort system alleviated significant pressure for our testers. The quilted Euro-top adds plushness, even on the firm models. Nolah’s proprietary AirFoamICE material features tiny air bubbles to enhance cushioning. Sturdy transitional foam helps align the spine, while the zoned coil core provides support to the areas that need it most. 

The Plush model cradles the body more, which is why we gave it a slightly higher rating than the firmer models. 

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 3/5 (Plush), 4/5 (Luxury Firm), 4/5 (Firm)

Our testers who tend to sleep hot were impressed with the mattress’ temperature control. The surface stays cooler than most, thanks to breathable cotton and thermally conductive fibers. Graphite infusions and open-cell foams are designed to sleep cooler than traditional memory foam. A 2-inch border gusset near the top of the mattress helps heat escape. Pocketed coils promote airflow throughout the bed’s core. 

Motion Isolation

Rating: 4/5 (Plush), 3/5 (Luxury Firm), 3/5 (Firm)

The Nolah Evolution Hybrid has thick foam layers that absorb significant motion. The quilted Euro-top is especially effective at dampening surface vibrations. While the coil core adds bounce, the pocketed springs and plant fiber base buffer excess motion transfer. 

Those who share a bed with a partner or pet might notice a little more motion transfer on the Luxury Firm and Firm models since they are more responsive. 

Edge Support

Rating: 3/5 (Plush), 4/5 (Luxury Firm), 5/5 (Firm)

The perimeter is reinforced with sturdier coils, giving the mattress consistent support from edge to edge. Dense transitional foam minimizes sagging along the edges. As such, sitting or lying near the sides shouldn’t warp the mattress. Strong edge support also makes getting in and out of bed easier for people with mobility concerns. 


Rating: 3/5 (Plush), 3/5 (Luxury Firm), 3/5 (Firm)

With its above-average thickness and quality foams, we expect the mattress to perform optimally for seven to eight years. The strong coil core, along with a reinforced perimeter and foundation, minimize sagging and indentations. Bear in mind that a mattress’ lifespan also depends on body weight, sharing a bed, and other use and care factors. 

Ease of Movement

Rating: 3/5 (Plush), 4/5 (Luxury Firm), 4/5 (Firm)

The mattress has notable bounce, so changing positions should be fairly easy. While the Euro-top does allow some sinkage, the polyfoam comfort layers aren’t as conforming as typical memory foam. Dense transitional foam prevents the sinking feeling that can inhibit movement. 

We found movement to be easiest on the Firm and Luxury Firm models since the Plush feel has a deeper body-hug. 


Rating: 3/5 (Plush), 4/5 (Luxury Firm), 4/5 (Firm)

A good mix of cushioning and bounce should satisfy most couples during sex. Responsive comfort layers ease pressure points while still providing traction. The pocketed coil core makes transitioning between positions easier without creating much motion transfer. Solid edge support gives couples more room for amorous play. Various cooling features minimize excess body heat. 


Rating: 3/5 (Plush), 3/5 (Luxury Firm), 3/5 (Firm)

Foam contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), tiny particles that sometimes release off-gassing odors. The Nolah Evolution has moderate off-gassing when new, given its high foam content. Odors should disappear though within a day or two of installing the mattress. 

Nolah uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, so they’ve been tested to meet safety standards for indoor VOC emissions. 

What Is the Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress Made Of?

The Nolah Evolution Hybrid features a quilted Euro-top with polyfoam padding. The organic cotton cover includes ArcticTex fibers designed to draw out excess heat. The foam padding is also breathable and quilted with thermal conductivity in mind to help the surface stay cool. A 2-inch gusset around the Euro-top increases airflow. 

The upper comfort layer is 2 inches of proprietary AirFoamICE. The graphite-infused polyfoam is engineered to relieve pressure without trapping heat. Below is a 2-inch layer of high-density polyfoam that buffers sleepers from the 8-inch coil core. The pocketed coils are arranged in three zones for extra back support. Sturdier coils line the perimeter to boost edge support. A layer of recycled plant fiber stabilizes the entire mattress. 

At 15 inches tall, the mattress requires extra-deep pocketed sheets in most instances. A durable fabric border has handles to make carrying and flipping the mattress easier. CertiPUR-US certification indicates that the foam is free of harmful substances like heavy metals and formaldehyde. 

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Construction Layers

Cover MaterialOrganic Cotton with ArcticTex Fibers
Comfort Layers2″ Polyfoam (Quilted in the Euro-Top)
2″ Graphite-Infused Polyfoam
2″ High-Resilience Polyfoam1″ High-Density Polyfoam
Support Core8” Zoned Pocketed Coils with a Reinforced Perimeter
1” Recycled Plant Fiber 

How Much Does the Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress Cost?

As a luxury design, the Nolah Evolution is more expensive than the typical hybrid. At the same time, it uses premium foams and is much thicker than the standard mattress. Innovative cooling features and solid performance ratings may justify the investment for some shoppers. 

Twin$1,11938″ x 74.5”15”68 lbs. 
Twin XL$1,25938″ x 80″15”73 lbs. 
Full$1,46953″ x 74.5″15”94 lbs. 
Queen$1,60960″ x 80″15”115 lbs. 
King$1,74976″ x 80″15”145 lbs. 
California King$1,74972″ x 84″15”142 lbs. 
Split King$2,51838″ x 80″ (2 pcs.)15”145 lbs. 

Which Nolah Mattress Is Right for You?

The Evolution Hybrid is Nolah’s best-selling mattress, but it’s also the brand’s most expensive model. Nolah makes other high-quality mattresses to suit different preferences and budgets. 

The Nolah Natural is a more affordable hybrid that combines natural Talalay latex with a zoned coil core. Eco-conscious shoppers will appreciate its sustainable materials. 

Nolah also makes all-foam mattresses. The Original is an affordable three-layer model that’s 10 inches tall. The Signature has a thicker comfort system that may benefit those with back or hip pain. It’s 12 inches tall and has a medium (5) feel like the Nolah Original. 

Your sleep position, body type, and comfort preferences can help you choose the best Nolah model for your needs. 

Nolah Mattresses at a Glance

Mattress ModelFirmnessMattress TypeHeightBase Price (Queen)
Nolah OriginalMedium (5)Foam10”$804
Nolah NurtureSoft (3), Firm (7)Hybrid10”$1,049 (Twin)
Nolah NaturalMedium Firm (6)Hybrid11”$1,329
Nolah SignatureMedium (5)Foam12”$1,119
Nolah Evolution Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)Hybrid15”$1,609

Discounts and Coupons

Nolah offers the largest discounts during holiday sales like Black Friday and Memorial day, but it also has random sales. Nolah sometimes includes free pillows or other bedding accessories with a mattress purchase.

Where Can You Buy the Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress?

The Nolah Evolution Hybrid is available exclusively through the company’s website. Nolah keeps prices lower by not having expensive overhead from showrooms or physical stores. A 120-night sleep trial allows customers to test the mattress risk-free. 

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilityThe Evolution Hybrid may be purchased through the company’s website. Nolah only ships to the contiguous U.S. at this time. 
ShippingNolah offers free FedEx shipping for customers in the contiguous U.S. Most mattresses ship within two to four business days. 

The Evolution Hybrid is compressed in plastic, boxed, and delivered to your doorstep. Once unboxed, the mattress will automatically expand. The warranty is voided if the mattress isn’t decompressed within 30 days of delivery. 
Additional ServicesNolah offers three White Glove delivery options for an additional fee: old mattress removal, new mattress setup, or both. There’s also an option for installing a Nolah foundation or base along with your new mattress. White Glove delivery can be added during online checkout. 

If you opt for White Glove delivery, a local courier will reach out to coordinate a four-hour delivery window. 
Sleep TrialThe Evolution Hybrid comes with a 120-night sleep trial. The mattress can be returned for a refund after the mandatory 30-night break-in period. A $99 transportation fee is deducted from the refund. 
WarrantyNolah backs the mattress with a limited lifetime warranty. Only the original purchaser is eligible for coverage. 
During the first two years, Nolah will replace your defective mattress with a new one for free. From years 3 to 10, defective mattresses are repaired and recovered for a $99 transportation fee each way. 

From years 11 to 25, customers must cover 50% of the original purchase price for a replacement mattress. The prorated charge for a mattress replacement increases to 60% after year 25. 

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress FAQ

Is the Nolah Evolution Mattress Good for Combination Sleepers?

The mattress’ springy feel makes adjusting positions easier for combination sleepers. Responsive polyfoam and a bouncy coil core prevent deep sinkage, so combination sleepers shouldn’t feel stuck inside the mattress. 

Which Nolah Evolution Firmness Option is Best for Couples? 

When it comes to co-sleeping, we thought the Luxury Firm and Firm models outperformed the Plush option. They’re more responsive, which couples tend to appreciate during sex. They also have stronger edge support and temperature control compared to the Plush model. That said, the best firmness option for you and your partner depends on your body types and sleep styles. 

Do You Need Deep-Pocket Sheets for the Nolah Evolution Mattress?

Because the Nolah Evolution is 15 inches thick, most standard sheet sets will be too snug. Mattresses that are 15 inches and taller typically require sheets with deep pockets. 

Where Are Nolah Mattresses Made?

Every Nolah mattress is made in the U.S. 

About The Author

David Rubin

Certified Sleep Science Coach, Director of Product Testing

David is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with a lifelong passion for well-being and health optimization. His interest in sleep developed with the arrival of his son, when sleep suddenly became a precious commodity.

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  • TEMPERATURE: Hot Sleeper

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