Birch Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

Birch by Helix is a mattress brand that belongs to the Helix Sleep family. The brand’s flagship bed, the Birch Mattress, is a latex hybrid made from natural and organic materials. The mattress is constructed with a top comfort layer of natural and organic wool, followed by a second comfort layer of natural Talalay latex. The support core features pocketed steel coils and a base layer of natural and organic wool batting. The Birch Mattress has a cover made of organic-cotton, along with a fire barrier of natural wool and rayon. It measures 11″ thick; in terms of firmness, the Birch Mattress is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

The Birch Mattress is suitable for eco-conscious shoppers because it contains natural and certified-organic materials that are sustainably sourced. The bed also offers great temperature neutrality; the wool components help regulate the sleeper’s temperature, keeping them cool during hotter months and warm when the temperatures drop, while strong air circulation through the coil layer can be beneficial to exceptionally hot sleepers. And because it is constructed with wool, latex, and steel coils, the Birch Mattress has an expected lifespan of at least eight years.

Birch offers free shipping to customers in all 50 states. The mattress is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 25-year warranty. Read on to learn more about the Birch Mattress in terms of pricing, construction, and performance. This guide also includes an overview of the brand’s shipping, return, and warranty policies, along with a few similar mattress recommendations.

Pros
  • Exceptionally long expected lifespan
  • Year-round temperature neutrality
  • Sustainably sourced mattress components
  • Below-average price-point for a latex hybrid
Cons
  • One firmness/thickness option available
  • Sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period

Ratings and Recommendations

Hybrid
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Hot Sleepers
Back
Full sleep ratings
CATEGORY RATING WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
Durability VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Birch Mattress is constructed from natural wool, latex, and other naturally resilient materials that make it part durable. The expected lifespan is at least eight years.

Motion Isolation FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Birch Mattress has a top layer of natural and organic wool, which may absorb motion transfer to some extent but will not isolate movement like memory foam or latex.

Off-gassing VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The wool and latex components of the Birch Mattress may produce some initial odor, but the bed is not associated with strong, lingering smells.

Conforming FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Birch Mattress has a 'Medium Firm' feel; it does not conform to the sleeper's body like memory foam or latex, and may not be suitable for those seeking a close body hug from their bed.

Sex VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Birch Mattress is fairly responsive, as is often the case with hybrids, and should be more than sufficient for most couples.

Temperature Neutrality VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The mattress is made with wool and aerated latex comfort layers, along with a pocketed coil support core that provides steady airflow; as a result, it sleeps exceptionally cool even by hybrid standards.

Edge Support GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Birch Mattress offers decent edge support, but sinkage may still occur around the perimeter.

Noise GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Birch Mattress may produce some squeaks and creaks, but it is not especially loud and should not lead to significant sleep disruptions.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Birch Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, the Birch Mattress has received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

The Birch Mattress has a ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5) feel and an 11″ profile. These settings are ideal for back and stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as side sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds. Lighter individuals may find the mattress a little too firm; this is particularly true of lighter side sleepers, who often need extra softness to cradle their hips and shoulders for better spinal alignment.

The Birch Mattress has a wool comfort layer that cushions the sleeper’s body, but it does not conform as closely as other common mattress materials such as memory foam or latex; the secondary latex comfort layer does provide some conforming quality.

Our testing process found Birch Mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You want to buy a wool and latex hybrid at a below-average price-point
  • You tend to sleep too hot and/or too cold
  • You are an eco-conscious consumer, or otherwise interested in an organic product
  • You weigh at least 130 pounds

What You Need to Know About Birch Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

First, let’s take a closer look at how the Birch Mattress is made. The following table lists firmness, thickness, and material composition specs for the bed. Please note that Birch does not disclose thickness measurements for individual mattress layers.

Product Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Birch Mattress 6.5 (Medium Firm) 11″ Pocketed Coils
100% Natural and Organic Wool Batting
100% Natural and Organic Wool
Natural Talalay Latex
100% Organic Cotton
Natural Wool and Rayon Fire Barrier

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sizing and Pricing

Next let’s look at sizes and prices for the Birch Mattress. The table below lists width, length, and thickness measurements – along with current price-points – for the bed in each available size.

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Price
Twin 39W” x 75L” 11″ $1,049
Twin Extra Long 39W” x 80L” 11″ $1,099
Full 54W” x 75L” 11″ $1,299
Queen 60W” x 80L” 11″ $1.499
King 76W” x 80L” 11″ $1,799
California King 72W” x 84L” 11″ $1,799

Availability: The Birch Mattress is exclusively sold on the Birch website. The bed is not available through any third-party retailers at this time, including Amazon.com, and the company does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.

Birch Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 100 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 25 years
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
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Trial Period and Guarantee

Birch offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Birch Mattress.

  1. This sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return the mattress for a full refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
  2. Birch issues full refunds for all returns. Customers should receive their refund on the original form of payment within five to seven business days; those who use programs like PayPal or Klarna may receive their refund more quickly.
  3. All returned mattresses are either donated to charity or recycled.

Warranty

Birch offers a 25-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated. During the first 10 years of ownership, Birch will repair or replace a defective mattress at no extra cost to the owner. Prorated coverage kicks in during the 11th year, when owners pay 50% of the original mattress price if a replacement is needed. Prorated charges increase by 5% for each successive year (55% in year 12, 60% in year 13, etc.) until the 21st year, at which point customers pay a flat prorated charge of 95% of the original price until the warranty expires.
  2. Mattress repairs or replacements will not extend the original warranty, nor will they lead to a new warranty.
  3. Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. According to Birch, the mattress must be used with “a firm, solid-surface, on a bed base that is structurally capable” of supporting both the mattress and its users. The warranty will be voided if damage occurs due to improper foundational support.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause latex and other materials to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing flaws in the cover assembly that are not related to normal wear and tear.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper, or normal softening of comfort materials that does not affect their pressure-relieving abilities. These issues are considered normal wear and tear.
    • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage that occur due to abuse, misuse, or neglect.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Birch or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer do not receive warranty coverage.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Compressed, roll-packed, and shipped in a box
Where do they ship? All 50 states
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Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Birch is as follows:

  1. In most cases, customers receive their mattress within five to seven business days of placing their original order. All mattresses are shipped using FedEx Ground; a customer signature is not required for delivery.
  2. Standard shipping is free for customers in all 50 states. Birch does not offer expedited or White Glove delivery.
  3. All customers receive an email with a tracking number as soon as their mattress ships.

Old Mattress Removal

Birch does not offer old mattress removal with any orders.

Company Information

Customer Service

As a new brand, we don’t have enough consumer feedback data to draw conclusions on customer support.

Company History

Birch launched in 2019. The brand’s parent company, Helix Sleep, has been in business since 2015.

Physical Stores

Birch does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.

Contact Birch

[email protected] | BirchLiving.com

Find Birch on Social

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Other Birch Products

In addition to their mattress, Birch offers the following sleep products:

How Does Birch Compare to Other Beds?

As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how Birch Mattresses stack up to other beds.

The Birch Mattress is a hybrid constructed with wool and latex comfort layers, along with an organic-cotton cover and a pocketed coil support core. The mattress is ideal for eco-friendly shoppers seeking a bed made from responsibly sourced materials. It also provides great temperature neutrality due to the temperature-regulating properties of wool and latex. The mattress is ‘Medium Firm’ and conforms to a minimal extent.

Check out our selections below if you’d like to see a few comparable mattresses.

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