Motion Transfer: 4/5
Our motion transfer test measures how well this mattress isolates movement by observing what happens to a jar of green juice while our tester walks towards it. If you share a bed with a partner or a pet, motion transfer can make a huge difference in your sleep quality. If you have a partner on a different sleep schedule, or who tosses and turns in their sleep, you know how disruptive it can be to your sleep. A mattress with good motion isolation can minimize this disruption.
Our testers were impressed by this bed’s motion isolation, especially considering that latex tends to be more bouncy. If you’re sleeping alone or you and your partner don’t move much throughout the night, this mattress would stand up to the test. But if you’re a very light sleeper, it might not muffle movement quite enough.
Edge support: 2/5
If you share a bed with a partner or want to get the most real estate out of a small mattress, edge support is a critical factor when considering which mattress to buy. Our editor tested the Owl’s edge support by lying down on the edge of the bed in the three positions to see whether she felt supported or not. Even with the reinforced coils, edge support wasn’t anything special on this mattress. Although it’s an improvement from many softer mattresses we’ve tried, our team wasn’t blown away.
Our bounce-back test evaluates how springy a mattress’ surface is and how quickly it regains shape. Both are key factors in being able to switch positions easily and in determining how the bed will hold up over time. To test, we dropped a 35-pound weight onto the mattress and noted the bounce and how quickly the mattress returns to its original shape once the weight is removed. The results were shocking!
When our testers dropped the dumbbell on the mattress, the weight really sank into the surface, indicating stellar responsiveness. During testing, our team felt they could easily bounce between positions—but the dumbbell proved there was little bounce.
In the second part of the test, we removed the weight. The mattress regained its shape quickly, which is a sign that this bed will keep its support and not sag over the years. Pro tip: You can rotate and flip the comfort layer every few months to help distribute the wear on the latex or replace it when the time comes!