BedStory 12 Inch Mattress

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The BedStory 12-inch hybrid mattress is a unique mattress that offers a ton of value at a low price. The BedStory includes 100s of individual 7-inch long pocket coil springs as well as several layers of foam and memory foam on top. It’s pretty amazing to find a hybrid mattress that ships via Amazon Prime at such a low price. Was I impressed? I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

Amazon Mattress?

It seems like you can get everything from Amazon these days. Ben recently reviewed the Revel mattress ($239 – $375), which is also available on Amazon. The Revel has a similar construction for the top layers as the BedStory but uses a 7-inch foam bottom layer instead of springs. That allows the Revel’s price to be even lower than the BedStory. For a small increase in price at some sizes, the BedSory offers springs but not the “Made in America” label.

Overview of the BedStory 12-inch Mattress

Full disclosure. This is my first mattress review. That said, this obviously is not my first mattress! For over a year I have been sleeping comfortably on a multi-layer foam mattress that Ben (the Sleep Sherpa) recommended. So this isn’t my first rodeo. This was my first experience unboxing a vacuum-packed mattress. Watch the video below for that experience and some additional overview.

Overall the mattress firmness of the BedStory is in the low to mid-range based on how it felt to me and my wife. The mattress felt much softer with a lot of pressure placed in one location in the middle of the bed, so heavier sleepers might experience this as a soft mattress.

How much does the BedStory 12-inch Mattress Cost?

The Amazon listing includes three different mattress constructions and four different sizes. I tested the queen size of the “12 inch” mattress. I have definitely paid a lot more for a mattress than the sub-$400 price tag of the queen that BedStory sent me.

SizePrice
Twin$225.99
Full$299.99
Queen$365.99
King$459.99

Construction of the BedStory 12-inch Mattress

The edge around the mattress includes two rings of stiffer and stronger springs. This is a feature common on high-end mattresses but maybe not on a mattress that starts at under $230. On top of the springs are a support layer and two layers of egg-crate style foam. Topping off the mattress is a 1-inch layer of cooling gel memory foam. The overall feel is of a standard pillow top spring mattress but with a mild memory effect in the top layers.

BedStory 12 Inch Mattress construction

My BedStory Recommendation

Only time can tell if the BedStory 12-inch hybrid mattress holds up like a more expensive mattress that you can buy elsewhere. There is nothing I see in the construction or feel that indicates any lack of quality. The outgassing from the mattress is almost non-existent, which is another great bonus. The springs combined with the cooling foam and egg-crate foam indicates that this mattress will continue to be a cool breathable mattress all summer long. For me, it is a keeper. And the price is hard to beat!

Shop the BedSory mattress on Amazon

Check out the BedStory website

6 thoughts on “BedStory Hybrid Mattress Review – Pocket Coils at a Bargain Price”

  1. The BedStory Gel Hybrid Mattress is supportive, comfortable, affordable and convenient. There’s not much that could go wrong with this bed!
    With just a few cons to consider (which may be a bigger deal for some than others) chances are the pros will outweigh the cons on this one.

  2. Do you need a box spring with this mattress?
    I will gladly make a purchase through your site… i’ll wait until i get a response.
    Thanks!

    1. Sleep Sherpa

      says:

      No, as long as it’s on a firm surface, slats or even the floor, it will work just fine.

  3. Virginia Fernald

    says:

    Do they pay shipping if returned in 30 days once the mattress is out of the vacuum packed shipping bag?

    1. No, absolutely not, if you want that option, you will need to pay twice the price at Tuft & Needle or any of the countless options in the $600-800 range. Bedstory is able to offer the $300-400 prices because they don’t have to take the loss of customer returns, which must go to the landfill.

  4. Cathy Jones

    says:

    This is the most comfortable mattress that I have ever had. No pain in the morning and no waking up all night.

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