Motion Transfer: 2/5
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 who is on a different sleep schedule or tosses and turns in their sleep, this can in turn disrupt your sleep. A mattress with good motion isolation can make it so you don’t feel a thing.
When we tested the motion transfer on the EcoCloud mattress, there was some movement in the green juice jar. Small movements weren’t super noticeable, but you would definitely be able to feel a partner moving in bed. If you’re a light sleeper who tends to get to bed first (or stay in bed longer), you might want something with a higher motion transfer rating, such as the Saatva Latex Hybrid.
Our team’s Bounce-Back test evaluates how responsive a mattress is and how well it will hold up over time. To test this, we dropped a dumbbell onto the mattress and watched how much it bounces. This gives an idea of how easy it’ll be to switch positions throughout the night. Once the dumbbells are settled we observe how quickly it returns to its original shape.
When the dumbbell dropped on the EcoCloud, there wasn’t a ton of bounce. The mattress really absorbed the movement, proving exactly how soft the four-inch layer of Talalay latex layer really is. The bounce in this mattress primarily comes from its innerspring layer instead of the latex foam, which is different from other hybrid models we’ve tried. This means the mattress actually has solid bounce-back. When we removed the weight, the mattress returned to its original shape fairly quickly. A mattress that takes too long to return back to its original shape will sag faster and start to lose its support over time. Our team thinks this mattress would hold up well, even with nightly use.
Pressure relief: 4/5
To test pressure relief, we examine how well the mattress cradles a weight that’s been dropped onto the bed. Next, we have our testers lie in different sleeping positions on the mattress. This mattress offers a nice, cradling pressure relief, especially when lying on your side. Our testers evaluated how the mattress felt around their hips, shoulders, and other pressure points. We found a softer design like this does not offer a ton of pressure relief for back sleepers, but excels in other positions.
Edge support: 2/5
If you share a bed with a partner or you like to starfish out, edge support is an especially important factor when considering which mattress to buy. We tested this mattress’ edge support by having our testers lie down on the edge of the EcoCloud in three sleep positions to see whether they felt supported or not. The brand notes that the steel coils around the perimeter of the bed help enhance edge support. However, the latex foam is a much thinner layer—and the overall softness of this mattress means the edges don’t actually feel that firm. We’d actually consider this just okay edge support, or even slightly below average.