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Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid Review

Derek Hales

Written by: Derek Hales

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Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid cover photo
9.27 Overall Score
Tested With Scoring System 1.1
9.0 Cooling
7.0 Motion Transfer
10 Response Time
9.6 Edge Support
9.7 Sex
9.5 Pressure Relief
9.4 Off-Gassing
9.8 Company

Best For

  • Extremely fast response time
  • Excellent pressure relief
  • Great edge support, sitting or lying down

Considerations

  • Extremely high levels of motion transfer may be extremely disruptive to sensitive sleepers

Our Verdict

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided mattress is a hybrid blend of foam and support coils. It has a 5.0″ comfort layer and 14″ total mattress height. This gives the Crafted Sleep a luxurious-looking loft, but achieves it with a lower price tag.

During our performance tests, this mattress had excellent performance in many areas, with the only notable struggle being high levels of motion transfer.

Type: Hybrid
Firmness: Medium (5)

In This Review
Performance Tests | Firmness | Support & Sleeping Positions | Design | Materials | Comparisons | FAQs

Performance Tests

At NapLab, we put each mattress to the test.

We test 10 different factors that impact the performance, comfort, and value of the mattress. Testing categories include:

Test Rating
CoolingVery Good
SinkageModerate
Motion TransferExtremely High
Response TimeExtremely Fast
BounceHigh
Edge SupportExcellent
SexExcellent
Pressure ReliefExcellent
Off-GassingVery Good
CompanyExcellent
9.0

Cooling Test

Cooling performance on the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid was good, but not amazing. In our tests, I noted a slight level of heat retention around my body.

Baseline Temp.

73.4° F

Max Temp.

85.5° F

Ending Temp.

77.4° F

The heat was mostly isolated to my upper body. It was nothing dramatic enough to call it “hot”, but it wasn’t nothing either. For most sleepers, I don’t expect this level of heat retention to be problematic.

Max Temp.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid before cooling test
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid before cooling test

Ending Temp

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid after cooling test
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid after cooling test
  • Baseline Temperature – the temperature of the mattress before anyone lies on it
  • Maximum Temperature (0 minute) – the temperature of the mattress after lying on it for 15 minutes
  • Ending Temperature (5 minute) – the temperature of the mattress after being lied upon and having no one on it for 5 minutes

However, for sleepers who describe themselves as a “hot sleeper”, you may find more issues. The Crafted Sleep design is straightforward, with the 8.0” pocketed coil base creating plenty of airflow.

Even so, the 5.0” of comfort foam up top is a significant barrier to fully cool.

Our objective data recorded a max surface level temperature of 85.5° F. While we did experience a noted level of heat retention, the heat does release fairly quickly.

Heat Dissipation Over Time

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid heat dissipation chart
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid heat dissipation chart

Our heat dissipation chart shows that by minute 3 the vast majority of released heat has fully dispersed. 

Sinkage Test

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid has a moderate level of sinkage. In our tests, we measured 2.14” of pressure point sinkage. This is 0.09” less sinkage than the average of 2.23” (based on all of our tests to date).

The level of sinkage is documented in the image below.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid sinkage test
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid sinkage test

The mattress creates a high level of body contouring. The 5.0” of comfort foam has a deeper and more pronounced hug, especially on the heavier portions of the body (midsection, butt, hips, etc.).

If you like a mattress that creates that exacting supportive contour to your specific shape then you’ll like this feel.

7.0

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer on the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid is extremely high. In our tests, we measured 17.08 m/s² of acceleration range.

This is more than double the average of 7.52 m/s². There is just no sugarcoating the motion transfer. It is extremely high. It is the 3rd highest motion transfer on any mattress we have tested to date.

The level of motion transfer is documented in the video below.

For couples who are easily disturbed by motion during the night this is not a great mattress choice for you. The coil unit here just doesn’t isolate motion in the way that we typically see from other hybrid mattresses.

Max. Acceleration

7.21 m/s²

Min. Acceleration

-9.87 m/s²

Accel. Range

17.08 m/s²

Our motion transfer chart, which visualizes our accelerometer data, shows the highest levels of motion from 0 to 0.14 seconds. Motion drops off thereafter but still remains moderately high until 0.64 seconds. By 1.00 seconds the energy returns to near zero levels.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid motion transfer chart
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid motion transfer chart

No matter what way you slice the data, it’s just not a pretty picture. Mattresses with the lowest level of motion transfer are able to disperse energy within 0.3 seconds. The Crafted Sleep mattress has both high motion peaks and a long motion duration.

10

Response Test

Response time on the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid is extremely fast. In our tests, we measured a mostly recovered response time of 0.2 seconds and a fully recovered response time of 0.8 seconds.

Mostly Recovered

0.2 sec.

Complete Recovery

0.8 sec.

When it comes to response time, faster is always better. I was extremely pleased by the 0.2 seconds “mostly recovered” time (which was notably better than the average response time of 0.47 seconds).

The level of responsiveness is documented in the video below.

While the fully recovered response time was notably worse at 0.8 seconds, it was still better than the fully recovered average response time of 0.90 seconds. The 2.0” memory foam layer is the slowest responding foam within the 5.0” foam comfort layer.

This layer takes a moment to rebound back to shape, while the other 3.0” return to their original shape quite quickly. Overall, great performance for responsiveness. 

Bounce Test

The Crafted Sleep mattress has a high level of bounce. In our tests, we measured 10.24” of total bounce height. This is 0.47” more bounce than the average of 9.77”.

Max. Depth

4.88″

Max. Rebound

5.36″

Total Bounce

10.24″

Higher levels of bounce are beneficial for ease of movement and sex, but too much bounce can be problematic. In general, I like to see 8-12” of total bounce.

Max. Sinkage Depth

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid bounce depth
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid bounce depth

Max Bounce Height

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid bounce rebound
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid bounce rebound

The level of bounce is also documented in the video below.

It’s a good middle area where you can experience the benefits, without creating new issues. At 10.24” of bounce the Crafted Sleep is right in the sweet spot. I don’t foresee bounce being an issue for most sleepers.

9.6

Edge Support Test

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid has excellent edge support. In our sitting edge support tests, we measured 3.75” of sitting sinkage compression. This is notably better than the average of 4.44” of sitting sinkage compression.

Max Sinkage

3.75″

Lying Support

Excellent

In general, I like to see edge sinkage of 4.0” of less. With a sitting sinkage of 3.75” the Crafted Sleep exceeds that mark. Even when sitting directly on the edge the mattress does a nice job of creating sufficient support and pushback.

The level of edge support while seated is documented in the images below.

Sitting, 140 lbs.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support

Sitting, 200 lbs.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support - with vest
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support – with vest

Lying edge support was equally as good. When lying directly on the edge of the mattress I felt well-supported in all sleeping positions. 

The level of edge support while lying is documented in the images below.

Lying on Edge, 140 lbs.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support - back sleeping
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support – back sleeping

Lying on Edge, 200 lbs.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support - back sleeping with vest
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support – back sleeping with vest
9.7

Sex Test

Our sex rating formula looks at 5 different factors weighted based on their importance.

sex percent chart

All factors are not equal in terms of significance, but each plays an important role.

Three of the most important factors are listed below with the associated testing scores:

Sex Bounce

10

Edge Support

9.6

Noise

9.0

In addition to the factors above, there are two other we consider as well, including pressure relief and cooling.

Here’s a look at the breakdown of how these 3 factors rank within the full formula:

sex formula

We use the scores from all factors, plugged into the formula above, to derive a sex score for each mattress.

Sex FactorFactor WeightScore
Bounce60%10
Edge Support20%9.6
Noise10%9.0
Pressure Relief5%9.5
Cooling5%9.0

For the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid these individual factors generated a sex score of 9.7.

This is a solid score and when we break down the factors, we see why it scores so highly. The 1-Sided hybrid offers very high bounce and good edge support. These two factos alone make up 80% of the score.

Overall, it’s got good sex performance, as most any hybrid is going to have.

9.5

Pressure Relief Test

Pressure relief on the Crafted Sleep 1-sided Hybrid was excellent. In our tests, I felt ample pressure relief in all sleeping positions. I felt no building pressure points. The mattress uses a thick 5.0” comfort layer.

With this much foam there is plenty of room for immediate softness, body contouring, and transitional support.

Comfort Layer

5.0″

Support Layer

9.0″

The Crafted Sleep Hybrid did a nice job at allowing for adequate sinkage of both light and heavier parts of my body. The mattress creates a more significant level of body contouring.

With a 2.0” memory foam layer at the top it has an exacting contour around the unique shape of each sleeper. Overall, I’m pleased with the level of pressure relief provided by the mattress.

9.4

Off-Gassing Test

Off-gassing of the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided hybrid is strong right out of the box. The smell took 8 full days to dissipate, which is longer than the average off-gassing period.

Initial Smell Strength

Strong

Off-Gassing Period

8 days

To speed up off-gassing place your mattress in a well-ventilated room and leave off any bedding for the first couple of days.

9.8

Company

Crafted Sleep backs their mattress with a 120-night trial and 25 year warranty. Shipping is free as well as returns if it ends up not working out.

Company Factor
Trial Period120 nights
Warranty25 years
ShippingFree
ReturnsFree
Country of OriginUSA

How firm is the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid?

This mattress is available in a single firmness that they call “medium”. On our scale, it feels like a 5 out of 10, where 10 is the most firm.

firmness - 5 out of 10 - medium

Support & Sleeping Positions

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid has excellent support. In our tests, I felt fully supported in all sleeping positions.

While thicker mattresses don’t necessarily mean better support, as a general rule, it’s true more often than not. With 14” of foam and coils the mattress has sufficient material layers to create plenty of comfort and pressure relief, while also supporting sleepers with a robust coil unit.

Sleeper WeightStomach SleepersSide SleepersBack Sleepers
Under 150 lbs.YesYesYes
150-250 lbs.YesYesYes
250-300 lbs.MaybeMaybeMaybe

My only concern is for heavier weighted sleepers. The mattress has a more dramatic contour around the body and deeper sinkage for heavier parts of the body.

These attributes could cause some heavier sleepers to feel insufficiently supported. For all other body types, I am confident that the mattress will create full support for all sleeping positions.

Design

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided mattress is a hybrid that uses foam and coils. It has a thicker profile height, but also a lower sticker price. This hits a sweet spot that can be hard to find for some sleepers, depending on personal preferences.

Type

Hybrid

Thickness

14″

Firmness

5

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid

Materials

From cover to base, there are 5 layers on the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided hybrid mattress.

The list below details the thickness and material in each layer starting at the top:

  • 1.0” quilted cover
  • 2.0” memory foam
  • 2.0” poly foam
  • 8.0” pocketed coils
  • 1.0” support foam

I will make a note here that our mattress was closer to 13” with the 2.0” memory foam layer being more like 1.5”, same with the 2.0” poly foam layer, it was also more like 1.5”.

The manufacturer’s website claims that this mattress is 14″, but that’s not exactly what we documented with the mattress we tested in-house.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid material layers
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid material layers

The Cover

The Crafted Sleep hybrid has a stretchy knit cover with a thin layer of foam quilted into the design of the cover. This helps provide the mattress with a plush feel.

Crafted Sleep 2-Sided Hybrid mattress cover
Crafted Sleep 2-Sided Hybrid mattress cover

Aesthetically, the cover is light gray with darker gray used at the edges. The cover does not zip off and there are no carrying handles on the side, features that are sometimes nice additions to a mattress.

The Comfort Layer

The comfort layer consists of two layers of foam—equal size slabs of memory foam and poly foam. Combining these two different types of foam gives the mattress a more balanced feel and also helps transition sleeper weight into the support coils below.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid measuring memory foam
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid measuring memory foam

The Support Layer

Below the foam is the support layer, a 9″ total thickness comprised of 8.0″ high pocketed coils and 1.0″ high-density support foam at the base.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid materials
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid materials

Product Evolution

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid mattress launched in 2022. Since its introduction, there have been no major design changes or material updates to note.

As the mattress ages, we will update this section as needed.

How is the Crafted Sleep Hybrid Different?

The Crafted Sleep 1-Sided hybrid has a few advantages over other competitive mattresses. The two biggest advantages include:

#1. Budget Friendly

Unlike the Crafted Sleep 2-Sided Hybrid, the 1-Sided hybrid saves on costs by only having a sleeping surface on one side of the mattress. It offers a 5.0″ comfort layer which is good for a wide range of sleepers.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support - sitting
Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid edge support – sitting

#2. High Profile

Despite the low cost, this mattress has a 14″ high profile, which is quite a bit thicker than other mattresses at this price point. If you’re looking for a good value without sacrificing the luxury, lofted aesthetic, this mattress could be a great option.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid vs. 2-Sided Hybrid

Within the Crafted Sleep collection, there are two hybrids—a 1-sided hybrid and a 2 sided hybrid. Check out the similarities and differences below.

Crafted Sleep 1-Sided Hybrid material layers

1-Sided Hybrid

Type: Hybrid (foam + coils)
Thickness: 14″
Firmness: Medium
Price: $729 (Queen)
Overall Score: 9.27
Crafted Sleep 2-Sided Hybrid gel material layers

2-Sided Hybrid

Type: Hybrid (foam + coils)
Thickness: 13″
Firmness: Med. Soft or Med. Firm
Price: $899 (Queen)
Overall Score: 9.32

Other Mattresses to Consider

Not sure if the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided hybrid mattress is the right pick for you? Check out the three top-rated hybrid alternatives below. These mattresses offer a similar feel to the Crafted Sleep, but have some notable performance differences.

For Motion Transfer

Bear Hybrid material layers

Bear Hybrid

6.58 Max Motion Transfer

The Bear Hybrid mattress also has a 5.0″ comfort layer and a high profile (13″ height). Despite the similarities in comfort materials, the Bear Hybrid does a much better job of managing motion transfer.

For Lower Profile

Zoma Hybrid material layers

Zoma Hybrid

9.59 Overall Score

The Zoma Hybrid has only a 12″ profile height (with 3.0″ layer of comfort foam), but this mattress has excellent performance. For a lower-profile look, slightly less bounce, very low motion transfer, and slightly slower response time, and deeper sinkage, check out the Zoma.

For Firmer Feel

Helix Midnight material layers

Helix Midnight

6 out of 10 Firmness

The Helix Midnight is another hybrid option with a 12″ profile height and 3.0″ comfort layer. hybrid. It also has a slightly firmer feel of 6 out of 10. Compared to the Crafted Sleep, the Helix has comparable bounce, response, and sinkage, and improved levels of low motion transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Check out some of the top FAQs on the Crafted Sleep 1-Sided hybrid mattress below and get the answers you’re looking for.

How much does a 1-Sided Hybrid mattress cost?

Here are the current prices, with any sales or promotions reflected below:

Twin: $499
Twin XL: $539
Full: $659
Queen: $729
King: $929
Cal. King: $929

*Note: Sales prices are subject to change without notice or warning.

Do I need to flip the Crafted Sleep Hybrid?

The 1-Sided Crafted Sleep Hybrid cannot be flipped. As the name suggests, the 2-Sided Hybrid can be flipped. It’s available with identical or different firmnesses on each side.

Can I sleep on the mattress right away?

In most cases, it is best to give a new mattress 24-48 hours to fully expand and acclimate to the area before sleeping on it. This also gives time for the strongest off-gassing odors to dissipate. Crafted Sleep’s mattresses tend to take a little longer than many other brands in terms of total recovery time out of the box.

About Derek Hales

Derek Hales

Derek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of NapLab.com. He has been featured in Fast CompanyReader's DigestBusiness InsiderRealtor.com, Huffington Post, Washington Post, AskMen, and She Knows. Derek has personally tested over 200 different mattresses and hundreds of pillows, sheets, beds, and other sleep products.

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