Alexander VS The Love Bed

Alexander VS The Love Bed 2

Recently updated on June 8th, 2016 at 05:03 pm

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I was given both the Alexander Signature Select mattress and the Love bed to review. I have an affiliate relationship with Nest Bedding which makes both of these mattresses.

Both the Alexander Signature Select and the Love Bed from Nest Bedding are mattresses I rate very highly. Because of this, many people want to know the difference between the two in order to have peace of mind that they made the right decision. Although both of these mattresses have a generous trial period. It’s always nice to know that you made the right decision the first time.

The Love Bed

The Love Bed was the first of the Nest Bedding mattresses that I tested and I was absolutely blown away with the quality and feel. I didn’t have high expectations for this bed because Nest Bedding is not a well known name. But name recognition and quality are two different things.

The Alexander Signature Select

After having slept on the Love Bed, the bar was already set high. Although I slept great on the Love Bed, my wife found the medium firmness to be a bit too firm for her taste. So, my hope was that the medium firm Alexander mattress would remedy that. And sure enough, it did. Because of that and the fact that I liked the Alexander just a bit more myself made it my top pick.

Here’s a breakdown comparison of the mattresses


The Love Bed is listed as being 9 inches thick but it actually is a bit thicker if you include the pillow top. With other mattress companies you wonder where they hid the inches they claim to have.

love bed thickness

The Alexander is listed at 13 inches but again that’s a modest number.



Both the Alexander and Love Bed use 2 lb. convoluted base foam in the mattress. This is a thicker foam that make it more durable. Some companies use a flat foam as opposed to a convoluted foam, what does this mean and why does it matter? Below is a great explanation from Brooklyn Bedding

Motion Transfer

Both of these beds do a great job with motion transfer although the Alexander has the edge. The Love Bed was designed to have some bounce to it so there’s going to be a little motion transfer there.

The Alexander


The Love Bed

Both the Love Bed and the Alexander are good at temperature regulation. The Love Bed has a slight edge here with the bamboo cover that helps to wick away moisture and breathes very well. Since the Alexander cradles your body a bit more, there’s naturally less breath ability.

So which do you choose? Below are a few bullet points that call out the distinct advantages of each.

Love Bed

  • Has good bounce with minimal motion transfer
  • Sleeps Cool due to bamboo cover
  • Less Expensive
  • You sleep more on top of the mattress. Ideal for stomach sleepers

Alexander Signature Select

  • Cradles your body more than the Love Bed
  • A more substantial mattress that is better at motion isolation
  • More versatile in accommodating different sleep positions and preferences.

I can’t say enough good things about Nest Bedding. They are a mattress company that is growing fast but at the right pace. You can tell they put a lot of time and care into developing these mattresses and have really raised the bar for quality and service without raising the price.

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7 thoughts on “Alexander VS The Love Bed”

  1. We are trying to find a mattress that has a very soft feel but still has decent bounce (contradictory, I know). We are both side sleepers (rarely back sleepers). I am 120lbs and my partner is about 180 lbs. Memory foam mattresses like the Tempur-pedic, in the soft versions, were our favorite in the stores, but we were concerned about the lack of bounce, so decided that a hybrid might make more sense. However, we would prefer a mattress that is as natural as possible. Might a latex-containing mattress like the Love Bed be a good compromise? What would you recommend between the soft Love Bed and soft Alexander Signature Select? Would the Alexander have sufficient bounce? Any others we should consider? We considered Winkbeds but thought it might be too firm. Brooklyn Bedding, perhaps?

    1. It will come down to the Love Bed and Brooklyn Bedding. I would go with a soft Love Bed as it is a bit softer than the Brooklyn Bedding at the same level of firmness and has good bounce. Brooklyn Bedding has more bounce but won’t contour as much as the Love Bed.

  2. Love your site and appreciate your reviews. We are down to Brooklyn, Nest and Leesa. Any upcoming mattress-to-mattress tests of Nest v. Brooklyn?

    1. Nothing immediately in the works but what it comes down to between the two is that the #bestmattressever has more latex than the Love Bee and Leesa.

  3. Hi! Thanks for this detailed review. Hoping you can provide a recommendation one way or the other–I’m considering both of these Nest beds, and obviously the Love Bed is cheaper, but I’m OK with making a bigger investment. I’m a side/back/occasional stomach sleeper, 5’8 and 145lbs, and found that the Tuft & Needle gave me lower back pain. Thinking I need to go softer, but have always preferred firmer beds. I’m paralyzed with indecision! Thank you for any suggestions. 🙂

  4. Stumbled upon your site as I was researching mattress-in-a-box options. We currently have a hand-me-down sleep number bed, and neither my hubby nor I are sleeping well, so we are looking for something else. Both of us are primarily side sleepers. Hubby has lower back and ankle pain and prefers a firm mattress – I like mine a little more cushy, but still with good support. Between your favorites, the Alexander and The Love Bed, which would you recommend for couples with different firmness preferences like us, and what level of firmness?

    1. I like the Alexander medium firm.

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