Dreamfoam Arctic Dreams Review
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Recently updated on October 14th, 2020 at 07:45 pm

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The Arctic Dreams mattress from Dreamfoam Bedding is designed for a cooler night’s rest that is typically reserved for much higher priced mattresses. You can choose a foam core or the encased coil version.  The coil version retails for the low price of $374.25 in a queen size while the all-foam version is currently $336.75 after the current discounts. For people who live the RV lifestyle, you’re in luck. You can also get this mattress in RV friendly sizes so you can sleep cool and comfortable on the road when air conditioning may not be an option.

Overview of the Arctic Dreams Mattress

Here’s a video overview of the Arctic Dreams foam version.

Here’s a  quick video overview of the hybrid version of the mattress.

After you place your order it will arrive in a box at your doorstep like the one below. It took about a week for mine to arrive. They are made in Arizona so shipping is fast.

dreamfoam bedding box

How Much does the Arctic Dreams Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices of both models, the encased coil and foam core. You also get an additional discount at the Dreamfoam website that is automatically applied.

SizeEncased Coil PriceFoam Core Price
Twin$299$279
Twin XL$399$349
Full$449$399
Short FullNA$399
Full XL$499$449
Queen$499$449
Short Queen$449$449
King$699$599
Short KingNA$599
Cal King$699$599
Split Cal King$399$349
RV Bunk$449NA
RV King$699NA

Construction of the Arctic Dreams Mattress

Depending on what model you purchase, either the foam core or coil unit, these are the specifications as listed on their website.

  • A .75” ultra-soft quilted top offers plush, breathable comfort in a material designed to resist body impressions.
  • An advanced cooling panel, typically only offered with luxury mattresses, delivers cooling relief on contact.
  • A 2.5” patented layer of gel memory foam pairs ultimate optimal pressure point relief with just the right amount of responsiveness.
  • The Arctic Dreams mattress is offered with two core options:
    • The all-foam version, which features a 7.5” high-density foundation with open cell technology—giving the mattress structural firmness as well as durability.
    • The hybrid, which features a 6” layer of individually encased coils, designed to deliver ultimate pressure point relief while decreasing motion transfer between sleep partners. The coil system is paired with a 1” high-density foam base that adds durability to the mattress while reinforcing individually encased coils as they compress.

construction of the arctic dreams mattress

My Arctic Dreams Findings

This mattress is on the firmer end of the spectrum. I think that’s because there’s really only one layer of foam at the top and although the coils help with contouring they are still fairly firm. There’s a little batting stitched into the cover to soften it up a bit.

top layer

Here you can see how much my 14lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress. I really like the feel of the phase change cover. It’s sort of a silky feel and is cool to the touch. Most mattresses at this price range will use a simple knit cover which gives you more of contouring. This mattress has batting stitched into the cover which gives the mattress a more traditional feel.

My Arctic Dreams by Dreamfoam Bedding Recommendation

I recommend the Arctic Dreams mattress for people on a budget that tend to sleep hot. It is a bit on the firmer side so it’s better for stomach and back sleepers but side sleepers can still get benefit from the mattress if they are OK firmer feel and have good shoulder and neck support from their pillow. This mattress comes with a 120-night trial which is generous considering the price. That means you can have it for about 4 months at home to see if it’s right for you. If you don’t like it, it’s a free return. You also get a 10-year warranty that is backed by Dreamfoam.

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sweetnight 12 inch plush hybrid pillow top
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Recently updated on March 6th, 2022 at 09:10 pm

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The Sweetnight 12-inch plush pillow top hybrid mattress, also known as the Sweetnight Island mattress, is loaded with features you’d find in an expensive mattress from a fancy showroom but at a fraction of the cost. The Sweetnight mattress features memory foam, motion-isolating individually-wrapped coils and it is CeriPUR-US Certified. I’m always amazed that a mattress like this can fit in a box. The Sweetnight was shipped for free via Amazon.

 

Overview of the Sweetnight Hybrid Mattress

I’m an avid online shopper for just about everything. Despite my online shopping habit, until recently I had never purchased a mattress without laying down on it first. When Sweetnight sent me this mattress to review I jumped at the chance. This was only my second experience with unboxing a vacuum-packed mattress. Watch the video below for my experience.

I’ve spent most of my life sleeping on standard coil spring mattresses. My sleep was often easily disturbed by my partner tossing and turning. The motion transfer was enough to disrupt my sleep. I am thoroughly impressed with the stability of the Sweetnight mattress and the minimal movement felt when my partner moved around. Not to mention, those individually wrapped coils support your body and help maintain proper back alignment and support.

Overall the mattress firmness of the Sweentnight is in the low to mid-range based on how it felt to me. This is what I would expect with a pillow-top and memory foam mattress.

How much does the Sweetnight 12-inch Mattress Cost?

I tested the King size of this mattress which is currently unavailable on Amazon. The queen and full sizes are reasonably priced for such a great night’s sleep.

SizePrice
Twin$248
Queen$498

Construction of the Sweetnight Hybrid Mattress

At the base of the mattress are the individually wrapped steel coils. On top of the coils is a layer of egg-crate style foam that promotes airflow. The gel memory foam sits on top of the foam and is topped with another layer of the egg-crate style foam. The mattress has a cooling and soft cover made from knitted fabric. The mattress is plush yet motion stable. For those who run hot, the cooling foam is an added benefit.

sweetnight 12 inch plush hybrid pillow top inside

My Sweetnight Hybrid Mattress Recommendation

It’s still early in my regular use of the Sweetnight 12-inch plush pillow top hybrid mattress but I see no evidence that the quality and comfort won’t hold up. There is virtually no outgassing from the mattress and the motion isolation coils surrounded by cooling and memory foam make this hard to beat. It’s a great value and the comfort rivals more expensive high-end mattresses. I am gifting this mattress to a friend, but I am giving it up with mixed emotions. I haven’t slept this well in weeks, so I might need to buy another for myself. Keep in mind you also get a 100 night trial with this mattress and a 10-year warranty so you have nothing to lose.

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Revel Mattress Review
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Recently updated on June 27th, 2019 at 12:49 pm

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If you are looking on Amazon for a new mattress, make sure to check out the Revel. It is a surprisingly affordable yet well-made foam mattress that holds its own among some of the better-known brands. It’s made in the USA and has some of the next gen foam technology that gives it broad appeal for all types of sleepers.

 

Overview of the Revel Hybrid

How Much Does the Revel Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices as listed on Amazon.

SizePrice
Twin$239.2
Twin XL$255.2
Full$287.2
Queen$
King$375.2
Cal King375.2

Construction of the Revel Mattress

This mattress is similar to most online brands in that it has 3 layers of foam. The Top layer is 3 inches of cooling gel foam for a generous amount of pressure relief and contouring. Below that you get the 2 inches of Lifttex foam which I found to be similar to serene foam in that it is more responsive and recovers faster than the layer of foam above it. Finally, you get the 7 inches of base foam for proper support which is standard.

  • EMORY FOAM: Triple-layered, 12″ hypoallergenic memory foam mattress with 3″ Revel All Climate Cooling Gel top layer, 2″ Revel LiftTex Alternative Latex foam with airflow channels, and 7″ long-lasting DuraBase foam
  • COOLING GEL: Revel All Climate Cooling Gel top layer provides enhanced cooling as you sleep and resists changes in external temperature, so your mattress won’t harden in cold weather or overly soften in warm weather
  • SUPPORT: Revel LiftTex Alternative Latex middle layer provides responsive support to lift and align your spine throughout the night
  • AMAZON EXCLUSIVE: Revel offers supreme comfort, convenience, and quality at a fraction of the price of comparable direct to consumer brands
  • MADE IN THE USA: Foam is proudly made in the USA by Innocor Inc. and CertiPUR US certified. Vacuum packed and shipped directly to you for easy and convenient setup. Comes with a 10-year warranty for lasting quality

Revel Mattress Construction

Here’s a picture I took of the inside which is true to the description. I appreciated the fact that they didn’t add too much glue to the layers. Doing so sometimes prevents the edges from fully expanding.

Inside of Revel Mattress

My Revel Hybrid Mattress Findings

Overall this mattress in an incredible value. First off, the fact that it is made in the USA is a big plus. I was impressed that there was little off-gassing and it came to life right away. Sometimes mattresses from overseas will sit on a shipping container for multiple weeks and this can affect how quickly your mattress comes to life. That certainly wasn’t the case with Revel.

This mattress also finds a good balance between softness and support. I found contouring to be good but as a side sleeper that prefers a soft mattress, you may want to go even softer. That said, it will work for all sleep types.

Here’s a photo of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to illustrate sinkage.

revel sinkage

The knit cover is stretchy to allow the layers beneath to do their magic and because it is 12 inches thick you sheets will fit well. Sometimes 10 inch mattresses aren’t thick enough and your sheets won’t be tight on the mattress.

Having tried hundreds of mattresses with similar construction, I found the transitioning between the layers to be more noticeable than some of the more expensive brands, by that I mean I could feel where one layer ended and the other began. It’s certainly not a deal breaker, especially given the price.

My Revel Hybrid Recommendation

Overall Revel is a solid choice for people looking for a quality budget mattress that is made in the USA. One drawback is that if you buy through Amazon you get their standard 30 return window but would need to pay for return shipping which will be expensive so you should at least know that you enjoy sleeping on a foam mattress before committing to purchasing.

It’s rare that I find a mattress of this quality made in the USA. I think most people will find this to be a good firmness for their needs but if you want to make it softer, adding a topper is an easy low-cost solution.

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OkiOki Mattress Review
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Recently updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 09:11 am

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The OkiOki mattress comes in 4 different firmness levels so you can get the right firmness the first time. They even have a form you can fill out for a personalized recommendation. What struck me about this mattress is that it is a great value. A queen size retails for $500 and that’s before any discounts. It also comes with a 365-night trial which means you get to try it out in your home for a year before deciding if its right for you. And if not, you can return it for a full refund.

Overview of the OkiOki Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview of the mattresses and their different firmness levels. For this review, I received all 4 of their models in a twin xl size so I can show you the differences in firmness.

Construction of the OkiOki Mattresses

Since each mattress has a different firmness they each have a different construction. Here are the details according to their website.

oki construction

OkiSoft

 Hypoallergenic, Cooling Ice Yarn Zip Cover
– Cushion Layer: 3” of Memory Foam, 2.5lb, 11ILD
– Base Layer (two-part layer): 7” of High-Density PU Foam, 1.75lb, 25ILD + 1.56lb, 36ILD

OkiEasy

– Hypoallergenic, Cooling Ice Yarn Zip Cover
– Cushion Layer: 2” of Memory Foam, 2.8lb, 10ILD
– Transition Layer: 2.5” of High-Density PU Foam, 1.75lb, 25ILD
– Core Layer: Pocket Coil System, 2.3mm coil gauge
– Foam Encasing the Pocket Coil System: 5.5” of High-Density PU Foam, 1.5lb, 36ILD
– Base Layer: 1” of High-Density PU Foam

OkiFlex

– Hypoallergenic, Cooling Ice Yarn Zip Cover
– Cushion Layer: 2” of Graphite Memory Foam, 2.2lb, 12ILD
– Transition Layer (two-part layer): 2.5” of PU Foam, 1.75lb, 25ILD + 1.9lb, 37ILD
– Core Layer: Pocket Coil System, 2.3mm coil gauge
– Foam Encasing the Pocket Coil System: 5.5” of High-Density PU Foam, 1.5lb, 36ILD
– Base Layer: 1” of High-Density PU Foam

OkiFirm

– Hypoallergenic, Cooling Ice Yarn Zip Cover
– Cushion Layer: 3” of Graphite Foam, 2.8lb, 12ILD
– Base Layer: 7” of High-Density PU Foam, 1.5lb, 36ILD

How Much Does the OkiOki Cost?

No matter what firmness you purchase, the price is the same. Here are the prices as of this writing.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$300
Twin XL$335
Full$465
Queen$500
King$750
California King$750

My OkiOki Mattress Findings

Overall the OkiOki transitions gradually in firmness levels. They all incorporate a phase change material in the cover which makes it cool to the touch.

OkiSoft

The OkiSoft is an all foam mattress with a fairly simple construction. 3 inches of comfort foam followed by a 7-inch base foam layer. Here you can see how much sink you get with my 14 lb. bowling ball.

oki soft sinkage

There’s basically no motion transfer with this mattress since the soft top layer absorbs the impact of my bowling ball.

Here’s a look at the inside of the mattress. You can see that they are incorporating a phase change material for additional cooling.

oki soft construction

The top layer also has small holes throughout for breathability.

oki soft top

Here’s a side view showing edge support and sinkage.

oki soft sink

To give you a better sense of how this mattress feels, you can see how quickly each layer recovers. It’s also easy to squish this sof top layer.

The OkiSoft is best for dedicated side sleepers.

OkiEasy

The OkiEasy is a hybrid mattress that has a medium to medium soft feel. If you want a somewhat softer mattress with a little faster recovery, the OkiEasy is the way to go.

oki oki flex sinkage

Again you can’t see the coil system as its encased in foam. You will notice that this is a 3 layer construction with two layers of foam and a base layer of coils.

oki flex sink

Ouf of all 4 mattresses, this one had the most motion transfer but as you can see is still very minimal. However people who want just a little bounce with the mattress will enjoy the OkiEasy.

Here’s a look at how each layer of the OkiEasy reacts.

Overall the OkiFlex is probably the most versatile of the 4 mattresses but skews firmer. It’s a great choice for back sleepers.

OkiFlex

The OkiFlex has a hybrid construction of springs and coils. The coils are encased in foam so you have to dig a little to be able to see them. This makes the mattress more breathable than the all foam OkiSoft but also a bit firmer. Here you can see how much sinkage you get in comparison to the OkiSoft.

oki easy

Even though it has springs, they are pocket coil springs so move independently and therefore there is still minimal motion transfer. The top layer of foam is soft enough to absorb motion of the impact.

Similar to the OkiSoft, the top layer has small holes for breathability. This model incorporates graphite into the foam for a cooling effect.

oki easy top

Here’s a video showing how the layers react. As you can see it recovers faster than the OkiSoft.

Here you can see edge support which is also a little better than the OkiSoft of and OkiEasy.

oki easy sink 2

The OkiFlex is still great for side sleepers but is firmer and you won’t get as much pressure relief. I would recommend this for side sleepers that tend to sleep hot and don’t want to feel stuck in the mattress.

 

OkiFirm

The OkiFirm is an all foam mattress similar to the OkiSoft but incorporates denser foam for a firmer feel. It has slightly less sinkage than the OkiFlex and for the most part is indistinguishable.

oki firm

This mattress has basically no motion transfer either and since it is a firm mattress it is easy to switch positions.

Here you can see the top layer of graphite foam which also has holes on the top for more breathability.

oki firm top layer

Here’s a side view of the mattress.

oki firm side

As you can see in the picture below, it really doesn’t sink all that much.

oki side sink

Here’s how each layer reacts.

The OkiFirm is ideal for stomach sleepers. It is firm enough to give your lower back proper support for sleeping on your stomach and the graphite foam and phase change fabric will keep you cool as well.

My OkiOki Mattress Recommendation

Overall I am very impressed with the offerings from OkiOki. They are able to provide a competitive price by having the mattress made overseas and pass that saving on to the consumer. Most mattress companies offer a 100-night trial but this one joins a small list of companies now offering a 1-year trial which allows you to try the mattress out in all four seasons to see if it’s truly right for you.

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Nighslee Mattress Review
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Recently updated on February 22nd, 2019 at 07:27 am

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The Nighslee mattress is one of the best values when it comes to a no-nonsense foam mattress online. The reason being is that after current discounts you can get a king size mattress for $495. That includes free shipping to you and a free return if need be. So, for all those budget mattress shoppers out there, this is truly a steal. This mattress comes with a standard 100-night sleep trial where you can sleep on it for that amount of time and if not happy, return it for free.

There’s no ultra fancy technology in this mattress but for people who are looking for an inexpensive foam mattress that is versatile to accommodate most sleepers, this is an excellent choice.

Overview of the Nighslee Mattress

Below is a video overview of the Nighslee mattress. As you can see it has a nice stretch knit cover to give you maximum contouring from the foam underneath.

Construction of the Nighslee Mattress

Here are the construction details that I found on their website. Overall this is typical for construction of an online foam mattress. What sets it apart though is the top layer which has tiny holes throughout for more breathability.

How Much Does the Nighslee Mattress Cost?

I’m amazed at how inexpensive this mattress is. You can get a king size for under $500!

SizeRetail PriceDiscounted Price
Twin$385$265
Twin XL$395$275
Full$445$325
Queen$525$405
King$615$495

My Nighslee Mattress Findings

Below you will see how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress. There is just enough sink to properly address shoulders and hips.

The top layer is a gel-infused foam that has tiny holes for a bit more breathability. It’s not a night and day difference from other foams but it does help a little.

nighslee mattress top layer

Here you can see each individual layer. This mattress is made in China. The layering is clean and well made. It recovered faster than I expected out of the box. Usually, mattresses shipped from China take a lot longer to recover.

Nighslee Mattress Layers

Here’s a side view showing contouring again. The top layer is where you will get most of the pressure relief.

Nighslee mattress sink

There’s basically no motion transfer with this mattress. It’s all foam and the top layer is soft enough to absorb the initial impact quickly.

Here’s another video showing how fast the mattress recovers and what you can expect for softness. Again, the top layer provides the majority of the pressure relief while the other two layers help with support.

 

My Nigshlee Mattress Recommendation

Although there’s nothing really groundbreaking about this mattress, what did take me a bit by surprise is what you get for the money. $495 for a king size mattress with this construction is about as good as you can get. There are other mattresses on the market with similar construction at this price point but the foam is not as good of quality and will feel much firmer. I expect this mattress to last just as long as others in the market for twice as much.

If you are used to sleeping on a medium-firm foam mattress and are looking for a replacement that won’t break the bank this is your mattress.

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Amazon Rivet Mattress
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Recently updated on November 21st, 2018 at 10:47 am

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Amazon now has a mattress as part of their Rivet furniture collection. They really made a statement by creating a mattress that holds its own against most of the major online and offline competitors at this price point. This is a typical 3 layer foam mattress but what sets it apart is that it also includes a cover with Celliant technology that promotes more restful sleep and aids in recovery, a claim that has been allowed by the FDA. All of this comes in at a shockingly low price point of $499 for a queen.

Overview of the Amazon Rivet Mattress

The Rivet collection is an Amazon brand that offers trendy, modern furniture at an extremely competitive price. It’s like Amazon’s version of Ikea. This mattress ships quickly and usually will arrive in 3-4 days depending on where you live.

This mattress comes shipped in a box just like all the other major online competitors. Here’s what it looks like right out of the box still compressed.

Rivet UnboxingIn order to compete with other online mattress companies, this mattress also comes with a 100-night full refund guarantee, a more generous return policy than the typical 30-day return they normally offer.

Here’s a quick video overview of the mattress.

 

Construction of the Rivet Mattress

Below are the construction details of the mattress according to Amazon.

  • Experience deep, restorative sleep with the Rivet Mattress. Our 3-layer design with Celliant technology is instantly responsive so you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and recover more deeply.
  • Instant support: LURAcor top layer provides instantly responsive support to lift and align your spine throughout the night and relieve pressure points like the back and hips
  • Adaptive: Memory foam middle layer evenly distributes weight and provides custom support
  • Supercharged cover: Our cover fabric features Celliant, a patented mineral blend proven to increase oxygen delivery to your cells for better overnight recovery and more all-day energy
  • Quality made: Our premium foam is 100% USA-made, certified by CertiPUR US, and backed by a 10-year warranty for quality, safety, and durability you can trust
  • Risk-free 100 night trial: Mattress comes with a full refund guarantee for your first 100 nights
  • Easy delivery: Vacuum-sealed and delivered to your door for easy setup; can be used immediately and fully expands within 24 hours

How Much Does the Amazon Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices as of this writing. They may change though and have gone lower in the past around certain times of the year like Black Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day and of course Amazon Prime Day.

SizeRetail Price
Full$449
Queen$499
King$624

My Rivet Findings

Amazon with all their resources made this mattress with an optimal firmness to satisfy most sleepers. It is a true medium feel. I’m glad they didn’t go too soft on this one. If you find its too firm you can always add a mattress topper but most sleepers will find this comfortable.

Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to illustrate how much sink it has.

Rivet mattress sink

There is really no motion transfer since it is an all foam mattress. Here’s a video showing how little movement you actually get.

Now let’s take a look inside the mattress. This will give you the best idea of how it will feel short of laying down on it.

sinkage amazon mattress

In the video below you can see how fast each layer recovers. There’s nothing particularly unique about this mattress except that the price is amazing and you get a celliant cover.

Here’s a picture of the cover. There is a zipper at the bottom so you can unzip it and wash if need be but I strongly recommend a mattress protector. Even with a mattress protector and sheets, you will still get the benefits of the Celliant fiber through these layers

Amazon Rivet Mattress Cover

My Amazon Rivet Mattress Recommendation

For the money, you will be hard pressed to find a better value right now. This mattress is made in the USA. Usually, mattresses with this construction at this price point are made in China. There are certainly better options out there if you want a more luxurious feel or would prefer springs. However, if you are seeking good pressure relief and want minimal partner disturbance on a budget, this is a great choice. Because you also get a 100-night trial, Amazon took the risk out of the equation as well.

Before launching this model, Amazon came out with their “Amazon Basics” mattress which is even cheaper than this one but between the two, I would recommend the Rivet for its feel, quality and the added benefits of Celliant.

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Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 02:54 am

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Amazon just launched their own memory foam mattress as part of the AmazonBasics Collection. I bought the 12-inch version as I have found that most 8 inch mattresses just don’t support me properly at 200 lbs. This AmazonBasics mattress features 3 layers of foam and is on the softer side of the spectrum among all the memory foam mattresses I have reviewed with similar construction. There are dozens of mattress brands which you can purchase on Amazon. Some of the more popular brands being Zinus and Lucid. The Amazon Basics Mattress leads the pack for price. As of this writing, a queen size comes in at $260. I’m not sure how or if Amazon makes any money selling this mattress but regardless, its a super deal for consumers.

Overview of the Amazon Basics Mattress

This mattress is obviously available only on Amazon.com. It is Prime eligible so ships fast

Here’s a quick video overview of the Amazon mattress. As you can see it is a no-frills cover but that’s OK because you won’t see it once you put sheets over it.

 

How Much Does the AmazonBasics Mattress Cost?

Below are the current prices of the mattress in each thickness. I recommend checking the current prices on their website as Amazon frequently changes prices, especially on Black Friday and Prime Day.

Size8-Inch10-Inch12-Inch
Twin$129.99$159.99$1,79.99
Full$169.99$189.99$219.99
Queen$199.99$229.99$259.99
King$239.99$299.99$349.99
Cal King$329.99

Construction of the Amazon Basics Mattress

Amazon Basics Mattress Construction

Here are the construction specs for the mattress. Surprisingly, Amazon lists the same specs for all 3 different models, the 8, 10 and 12 inch. The picture above is the inside of the 12 inch.

  • Twin-size memory-foam mattress with 3 foam layers for optimal softness and support
  • Top memory-foam layer accommodates the body’s shape and weight, providing supportive comfort for any sleeping position
  • Circulating airflow thanks to breathable holes in the 2nd layer of foam and by the wavy surface of the 3rd layer of foam
  • Safe, durable design includes CertiPUR-US Certified foam and an Oeko-Tex Certified top fabric that’s both soft and strong
  • Measures 75 by 39 by 12 inches; weighs 55.4 pounds; backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty
  • Removable cover for easy washing

I found it interesting that Amazon would use 2 layers of convoluted foam as the base layer.

My AmazonBasics Mattress Findings

Overall this mattress is softer than most that I have reviewed. I weight 200 lbs. and it supports me just fine although I wouldn’t recommend it to stomach sleepers over 170 lbs. Given that, I wouldn’t recommend the 8 or 10 inch at all to people over 200 lbs. as I don’t think the mattress would be thick enough to support you properly. The 12 inch is good though and it comes in at a great price.

Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to give you an idea of how much it sinks.

AmazonBasics Mattress Sinkage

The video below illustrates how much motion transfer you can expect with this mattress. Usually denser foam mattresses are better at containing movement. The foam in this mattress is not as dense but that said it contains motion much better than a spring mattress.

To give you an even better idea of what to expect with this mattress, here’s a little video showing how each layer reacts.

My AmazonBasics Mattress Recommendation

The biggest benefit of this mattress is the price. It’s hard to beat a $260 12 inch memory foam mattress shipped to your door. That said, you should be somewhat confident that you will like it. The return process won’t be easy and it will be costly compared to the price you paid, so much so, that you are probably better off keeping it or giving it to a friend.

If you know that you like the feel of memory foam and want a mattress a little on the softer side, this would be a great choice. If you are looking for something firmer, try the Lucid Hybrid. Amazon didn’t disappoint with this mattress though. The price is almost unbelievable and for that its definitely worth considering. If you are on the move or in a temporary living situation, I would give this mattress serious consideration.

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Comfort & Relax Mattress
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Recently updated on September 5th, 2018 at 04:09 pm

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The Comfort & Relax mattress is a memory foam mattress that is sold exclusively on Amazon. Iwas given one for review to see how it stacks up. It measures 12 inches deep and is made with 3 foam layers. A queen size currently retails for $399 which is an incredible value. It comes shipped in a box and expands fairly quickly so you could sleep on it within about 4-5 hours after opening.

Overview of the Comfort & Relax Mattress

This mattress is made in China which is why I think it can be priced so aggressively. There are hundreds of memory foam mattress on the market now but the Comfort & Relax is a really good value given the construction.

Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect.

Your mattress will arrive in a box like the one below.

Comfort & Relax Box

Upon opening the box I found a couple pillowcases for the pillows you get rolled inside the mattress.

cr box

Here’s what it looks like out of the box.

cr out of the box

The picture below shows the pillows inside the mattress. Once you cut open the plastic the mattress and pillows will come to life.

cr pillows

This is what the pillow looks like right after opening the plastic. It fluffs up nicely after about half an hour. You can speed this up by putting in your dryer for about 10 minutes with no heat.

pillow2

This how the pillows look on the mattress with the included pillowcases.

cr with pillowsConstruction of the Comfort & Relax Mattress

Below are the construction details as listed on their Amazon listing.

  • 12″ Depth
  • Poly-Jacquard fabric cover
  • 1.5″ Air Cell Foam top layer
  • 2″ Air Cell Foam transition layer
  • 8.5″ Air Cell base foam

cr mattress

How Much does the Comfort & Relax Mattress Cost?

Below are the current prices as listed on Amazon.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$249
Full$339
Queen$399
King$499

My CR Mattress Findings

This mattress is just slightly on the softer end of the spectrum among the other 3 layer memory foam mattresses I have reviewed. Here’s a picture illustrating how much sink you get with the mattress.

cr sink

The video below shows how much motion transfer you expect with the Comfort & Relax mattress.

The picture below shows the inside of the mattress and each layer.

comfort and relax layers

Here’s a view of how the layers work in terms of edge support and contouring.

comfort and relax insideMY Comfort & Relax Recommendation

If you are looking for an excellent value, its hard to top the Comfort & Relax. There are other really good value brands like Zinus and Lucid but this mattress offers a different firmness. It is firmer than the Zinus Green Tea 12 inch but considerably softer than the Lucid Hybrid.

This mattress is made in China and is probably stored in a warehouse for a considerable amount of time before it gets to you but it didn’t off-gas as much as I expected. When I opened mine, it would have been ready to sleep on after about 4-5 hours.

Comfort and Relax is a good choice for people seeking a slightly softer memory foam mattress that is fairly breathable and still offers good support. The fact that it comes with free pillows and pillowcases is icing on the cake.

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Signature Sleep Mattress Review
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Recently updated on August 12th, 2018 at 11:48 am

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The Signature Sleep 12 inch memory foam mattress is an incredible value. You can currently buy a queen size on Amazon for less than $300. Because it is also Prime eligible, you also get free shipping. This is a two-layer mattress that is good for all sleeping positions and is an excellent choice for someone looking for a mattress for a guest room or may just need one for a short amount of time. It also works as an everyday mattress.

Overview of the Signature Sleep Mattress

You can buy this mattress directly from Amazon and it will ship in a few days. It comes in a box like the one below so moving it into your bedroom is easy. I purchased a full size for review but a queen size box wouldn’t be that much bigger.

signature sleep box

Once you get it out of the box you just cut open the plastic wrap and the mattress will begin to take life. This mattress took longer than most to fully expand. The directions say to wait 72 hours to get its full shape but you can sleep on it earlier than that if need be.

Signature Sleep Mattress Box

Here’s what it looks like right after opening. After about 3 days it will come to full shape.

Signature Sleep Mattress initial openingHere’s a quick video that highlights some of the main features of the mattress. As you can see in the video it’s not much to look at in terms of aesthetics but that doesn’t really matter since you will be putting sheets on it.

Construction of the Signature Sleep Memory Foam Mattress

signature sleep mattress constrcutionHere are the construction details that are listed on their Amazon page

  • The Signature Sleep Memoir 12 inch mattress is made with a 4″ top layer of comfortable Memoir Foam, followed by 8 inches of high density foam; this allows for the mattress to mold to the body’s natural shape for a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • Comfortable, eco-friendly mattress to help minimize pressure on the body, distribute weight evenly and provide balanced support no matter how much you toss and turn.
  • The 12 inch Memory Foam mattress ships compressed, rolled, and vacuum sealed in a single box. Please allow up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully expand and for any potential odor to dissipate.
  • The Signature Sleep Memoir 12 mattress is made with CertiPUR-US certified foam. Foam in this mattress is made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants, ozone depleters, mercury, lead and heavy metals
  • This Memory Foam mattress includes a soft cover made of breathable knit fabric; it is non-removable.

Here’s a picture of the label on the box of the mattress

Signature Sleep LabelHow Much Does the Signature Sleep Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices listed on Amazon as of this writing. Check Amazon for the latest prices.

SizePrice
Twin$162
Twin XLN/A
Full$214
Queen$283
King$322

My Signature Sleep Findings

Upon initially opening this mattress you will think that it is probably too soft. You need to give it adequate time to come to life though. After 3 days the mattress will firm up considerably. Here’s how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress. This is a slow sink, meaning that it will slowly conform to you. Some Amazon reviewers describe this as a really nice hug.

Signature Sleep Mattress Sink

This is a two-layer foam mattress with 4 inches of comfort contouring foam on the top layer so you really won’t notice any motion transfer and if you do, I would make sure that it is on a solid foundation. Here’s a quick video illustrating motion transfer on the mattress.

Here’s a look inside the mattress that shows how each layer reacts. It should be noted that there is no phase change cooling material in the top layer and some Amazon reviews note about it sleeping hot. I would say that this is due to the fact that it is a memory foam mattress and people transitioning from a spring to a foam mattress will notice that it does insulate considerably more.

In this video, I try and illustrate how slowly the foam on the top layer conforms and just how cozy you can get in this mattress.

My Signature Sleep Recommendation

Overall this mattress is an awesome value for the money. You would be hard pressed to find a less expensive mattress with this construction. In terms of how it feels, It will feel a bit firm at first but you will slowly sink into it. Another popular Amazon mattress is the Zinus Green Tea mattress which I found to be softer than this mattress. I think this mattress would be a more versatile mattress though and more accommodating to stomach sleepers.

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Lucid 12 Inch Hybrid
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Recently updated on January 19th, 2019 at 06:12 pm

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I was given a free 12 inch Lucid Hybrid hybrid mattress for review. This is a spring and foam mattress with charcoal and aloe vera infused foam to reduce the initial memory foam smell you get when opening the mattress. The charcoal is used in the top layer of foam to help absorb odors over the life of the mattress. What makes this mattress particularly unique is that it sells for an astonishingly low price of $399 for a queen size on Amazon.

Overview of the Lucid Hybrid

Below is a video overview of the mattress highlighting some of its main features. This mattress is Amazon Prime eligible so ships quickly and is ready to sleep on a few hours after opening.

As you can see from the box it is rolled and not folded. That means there are no creases when you opening it allowing you to sleep on it in just a few hours.  This also makes it easier to unpack and open since you open the box from the sides instead of the top.

Here’s a picture of the mattress roll packed and out of the box. It comes with a letter opener and this is one of the times where it was super easy to open using a letter opener.

Lucid mattress out of the box

How Much Does the Lucid Hybrid Cost?

Cost depends on how deep of a mattress you want. The difference between the 10 inch and 12 inch Lucid is that the 10 inch has 5.5-inch springs and 2.5 inches of the charcoal and aloe vera foam while the 12 inch has 6.5-inch springs and 3.5 inches of the charcoal and aloe vera foam.

Below are the current prices on Amazon for the 12-inch Lucid Hybrid:

Twin: $259.99
Twin XL: $279.99
Full: $339.99
Queen: $399.99
King: $499.99
California King: $499.99

Construction of the Lucid Hybrid Mattress

Lucid Hybrid ConstructionThe construction of the mattress is as follows going from the bottom to the top:

Weight: 97 lb.s (queen size)

  • Base foam layer
  • 6.5-inch pocket coil system
  • Base foam layer on top of coil system
  • Aloe Vera infused transition foam layer
  • Charcoal infused foam comfort layer
  • Zippered cover
  • This mattress also has foam around the perimeter of the mattress for better edge support.
  • This mattress can be used on an adjustable bed.

Here’s a picture of what it looks like under the cover:

Lucid Hybrid Layers

My Lucid Hybrid Mattress Findings

Even though Lucid rates this mattress on the plusher end of the spectrum. I would rate it more of a medium firm. Here’s a picture illustrating how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress.  When you lay down you don’t sink in all that much into the foam.

Lucid mattress sink

Here’s a video illustrating motion transfer on the Lucid. There is some good bounce and a little motion transfer too due to the coils and the fact that the foam recovers faster than a denser foam will.

Here’s a video that shows how each later reacts.

Here’s a peek at the spring system which is surrounded by foam. It takes a little digging but it’s in there.Lucid Hybrid Springs

My Lucid Hybrid Recommendation

I recommend this mattress for stomach and back sleepers and the occasional side sleeper. This mattress will sleep relatively cool for a mattress with foam on the top layer because the foam is a bit more breathable and there is a spring system underneath. However, I found that the foam doesn’t conform quite as much as a denser foam mattress would which is why side sleepers may not like it as much.

For the money, this is an incredible value. One drawback is that they don’t have a standard 100-night trial but you are protected with Amazon’s return period however you would need to ship the mattress back which would be a bit expensive.

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Allswell Mattress Review
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Recently updated on January 30th, 2022 at 07:37 pm

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Allswell is a one-stop shop for not only mattresses but also pillows, throws and possibly other accessories including sheets. Allswell describes themselves as a “Instagram-worthy dream bed”.

Allswell aims to give you the complete bed solution. In addition to their mattress, they offer pillows, shams, duvets, duvet inserts, sheets and more. You can choose from different curated looks by top designers to make the decision process easier. They also have an optional white glove delivery service as well as the option to remove your old mattress for an extra fee. Something many of the other online brands won’t do.

If you decide to go with the bedding collection, you have a 30-day trial where you can return them if not satisfied.

Overview of the Allswell Mattress

The site offers two different mattresses. First, the Allswell, which is a spring and foam mattress also known as a Hybrid Mattress. Then you have the Allswell Luxe, which is another hybrid offering made with pocket coils and foam. What is really astonishing is that you can get the Allswell in a queen size for $345! In keeping with many of the other online brands, Allswell also offers free shipping and a 100-day trial period where customers can try out the mattress in the comfort of their own home and if they don’t like it, returns are free.

The Allswell

Here’s a video overview of the Luxe Classic mattress which I was sent for free. This mattress comes shipped in a box and will arrive at your doorstep in a week or less after placing your order. It is Made in the USA.

 

Construction of the Allswell Mattress

Below are the construction specifications of the mattress. This mattress has a great feel in large part because the comfort layer is quilted into the top layer of fabric which gives the mattress a more integrated feel overall.

Allswell Mattress Construction

  • BME fabric is 400 gsm 90% polyester 10% Spandex
  • .75” gel memory foam in the quilt
  • 2” 1.5 lb 24 ILD transition (polyurethane foam)
  • 6” caliber edge Individually encased coil unit
  • .75” 1.3 lb 32 ILD base (polyurethane foam)

 

How Much Does the Allswell Mattress Cost?

Here are the latest prices on the Allswell according to their website. Again, this are just unbelievable prices for a Made in the USA mattress.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$245
Full$315
Queen$345
King$420

My Allswell  Mattress Findings

This mattress is more on the medium firm end of the spectrum. You won’t sink into it too much and that makes it easier to change positions. You also won’t be surrounded as much by the mattress so it won’t sleep hot.

All foam mattresses can make it difficult to change positions as you have to wait for the foam to start to conform again. With the Allswell, you get a little bit of bounce and good support from the spring system.

Allswell SinkageHere’s a look inside the mattress so you can see how each layer responds. You can clearly see the pocketed coil system and the yellow layer of transition foam. The gel foam layer is quilted into the fabric so you can’t see it but it provides a really nice feel at the top without being overly squishy.

The mattress handles motion transfer well because each coil moves independently. While you will get some motion transfer it won’t be enough to wake your partner unless you are jumping around.

Does the Allswell Sleep Hot?

This mattress sleeps fairly cool because it has a sping system for more breathability and because you dont sink into it that much. Since your body isn’t surrounded by the mattress, heat won’t get trapped.

My Allswell Recommendation

This mattress is an incredible deal. You would be hard pressed to find a less expensive mattress with these specs and made in the USA. I have found other brands at this price point and construction don’t use foams that conform as well and just don’t transition as well as this mattress. In other words you feel like you are sleeping on a spring mattress with a cheap foam topper. With the Allswell it just feels like a nice comfortable bed. You don’t get the feeling like you are on just foam or just springs and that’s the way it should be. You can’t go wrong trying out this mattress. If you find you like it, you just scored one of the best bargains in town. If by chance you don’t like it, returns are free and easy and you can persue other mattresses that are more expensive.

Allswell is the first brand I have tried where they put a lot of effort into getting the whole bedroom aesthetic right.  Allswell partnered with four top designers:

Athena Calderone (Tonal Textures)

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The full cost including inserts is $980.

Jerimiah Brent (New American)

New American Allswell

The full cost  is $1,210 with individual items ranging from $50-$350

Rachel Parcell (Modern Glam)

The full cost of this set with the inserts is $1,106. Items range in cost from $22-$240

Genevieve Gorder (Globally Inspired)

Allswell Luxury Home Brand Walmart 2

The full cost of the set is $1,206, with items ranging from $50-$350.

Once you decide which design works best, you can choose the whole look or select individual pieces. I should also note that their pillows and duvet insert are made with Hygro Cotton which helps regulate body temperature.

What I really like about Allswell is that you don’t need to commit. You can buy the mattress separately or the bedding separately. You can buy everything at once and still have the option to return for a full refund, 100 days on the mattress, and 30 days on the bedding. Allswell is the only brand that can deliver you a beautiful bedroom to your door. This is an up and coming brand that will soon be a household name.

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Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress
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Recently updated on June 2nd, 2020 at 02:48 pm

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The Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress is the latest addition to the Zinus lineup. I previously wrote about the Zinus Green Tea as being one of the best price mattresses out there. The Cool Gel mattress is right up there as well.  For this review, I was given a 12-inch version of this mattress which is the medium-firm feel.

Overview of the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress

I strongly recommend buying the Zinus mattresses direct from the Zinus website. This is because if you order direct, you can take advantage of their 100-night risk-free trial. Here are the free trial details as listed on their website:

We want you to LOVE every Zinus purchase. So if you only like it, you can return it within 100 days for a full refund.

The item must be returned in good condition—no drool, stains or mysterious smells—with the necessary paperwork, parts, and accessories to ensure full credit. Oh, and proof of purchase will be required.

When that’s all in order, contact customerservice@zinusinc.com or call toll-free (800) 613-1225 for return authorization. We’ll send you a prepaid return label and instructions for arranging a FedEx pick up.

After we receive the returned item, a refund will be generated back to the original form of payment within 2-3 business days.

In addition, the Zinus Cooling Gel mattress is exclusively available from Zinus.com. Below is a video that shows the highlights of the mattress.

How Much Does the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress Cost?

Below are the most recent prices of the mattress in all firmness levels:

8″ Version
Twin $180
Full $220
Queen $250
King $$299
Cal King NA

10″ Version
Twin $210
Full $260
Queen $299
King $380
Cal King NA

12″ Version
Twin
Full $299
Queen $350
King $420
Cal King NA

14″ Version
Twin
Full $350
Queen $399
King $499
Cal King NA

 

Construction of the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress

Below is a picture of the inside of the 12″ Zinus Cooling Gel mattress. You can clearly see where they added the peak and valley layers which optimizes airflow. The top layer is its cooling gel foam.

Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress Layers Construction

Here are the construction specs of each of the different sizes of the Cooling Gel mattress.

8″ Version

Core Composition: 2in Swirl Foam + 1.5in Comfort Foam + 4.5in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight: Twin 39″ X 75″ X 8“, 28.3lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 8“, 38.4lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 8“, 45.3lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 8″, 56.8lb

10″ Version

Core Composition: 2.5in Swirl Foam + 1.5in Comfort Foam + 6in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric and Knitted Jacquard Fabric

Dimensions and Weight: Twin 39″ X 75″ X 10“, 34.7lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 10“, 47.4lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 10“, 55.7lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 10″, 70lb

12″ Version

Core Composition: 3in Swirl Foam + 2in Comfort Foam + 3.5in High Density Foam + 3.5in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight: Twin 39″ X 75″ X 12“, 40.6lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 12“, 55.3lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 12“, 64.6lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 12″, 81.5lb

Cal King 72″ X 84″ X 12″, 81.2lb

14″ Version

Core Composition: 4in Swirl Foam + 1.5in Comfort Foam + 4in High Density Foam + 4.5in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Full 54″ X 75″ X 14“, 64.4lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 14“, 75.2lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 14″, 95lb

Cal King 72″ X 84″ X 14″, 94.7lb

My Zinus Mattress Findings

I slept on the 12″ version of this mattress for about 3 weeks.  I think that the firmness levels skew towards the firmer end of the spectrum in comparison to other online mattresses I have tried. That said, if I had to choose again, I would have gone with the 14″ version as I prefer a plusher mattress but having slept on the 12″ gives me a better idea of the range of firmness that Zinus provides.

Here’s a video that shows how each layer of the mattress reacts:

You won’t really get any motion transfer with this mattress either. It’s all foam so there’s no issue with that. In terms of sleeping cool, I found it to be more in the middle of the pack. There are other mattresses out there that seem to use more phase change material in the top layer of foam and in the fabric itself. However, keep in mind that this is only a temporary effect. Eventually, the mattress will start to retain some heat.

My Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Recommendation

Zinus is the go-to brand for affordable mattresses. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better mattress at these price points. Zinus mattresses are made in China which is one reason why they are so competitive on price. The material in these mattresses are Certipur-US certified which means they have been tested to be free of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and heavy metals.

In short, if you are on a budget and are looking to get a mattress under $500 there are now quite a few choices on Amazon and other big online retailers. However, Zinus is an established brand that is big enough to ensure proper quality control and customer service. I strongly recommend purchasing directly through their site to take advantage of their free trial. You will also be getting the freshest stock of mattresses.

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Lucid Mattress Review

Lucid Mattress Review

Recently updated on January 19th, 2019 at 07:55 pm

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Lucid Mattress Review

The Lucid Mattress is one of the most inexpensive mattresses sold on Amazon. The Lucid mattress review below is for the 10 inch gel mattress. Currently a queen size retails for $219.99. You would be hard pressed to find a cheaper memory foam mattress online. Lucid makes other depths of mattresses including a 5, 12, 14 and 16 inch. If you want to go extreme budget, you can go with the 5 inch Lucid mattress but I wouldn’t advise it for heavy people since there simply isn’t all that much material between you and the floor.  . This is a two layer mattress with a base layer followed by a top layer of foam. It is a firm memory foam mattress that will still give you some contouring. The top layer of foam is slow to react but will eventually conform.

Construction

Here’s a breakdown of cosntruction 10 Inch Lucid Mattress

  • Dual-layer mattress combines 2.5″ gel-infused, ventilated memory foam surface + 7.5″ high density foam base for excellent support with a medium-firm feel
  • Gel infused memory foam regulates temperature while conforming to the body to ease pressure points
  • Foam is CertiPUR-US certified for safety and performance
  • Compressed and boxed for convenient shipping and setup
  • Temperature-regulating, moisture-controlling TENCEL blend fabric cover creates a comfortable air layer
  • Queen size weighs 55 lbs.
  • Made in China

Ordering

You can order this mattress direct from Amazon. It is an Amazon Prime eligible mattress which means you can get free 2 day shipping. It comes in a box like the one seen below.

Lucid Mattress Box

Here’s a photo of it inside the box. This is a relatively light mattress so super easy to carry around.

Lucid Open Box

When you purchase from Amazon you get a 30 day money back guarantee for most items. However, please keep in mind that you would need to mail this mattress back to Amazon for a return and it isn’t going to go easily back into the box it came. You will have to send it in a box probably as big as the mattress fully expanded which can cost a lot of money, possibly more than the mattress itself so just be aware of that.

That said, it is so inexpensive that it may be a risk worth taking assuming you have a good sense of how it will feel.

Findings

This mattress is definitely on the firmer side even though it says to be a medium firm. If you want a true medium firm you may want to check out some of my other reviews for something softer.

This is what the inside of the Lucid looks like after taking off the tencel cover. In the video you can see how each layer reacts. This is a simple construction of just two layers so all the comfort will hinge on the top layer of foam.

 

Below is a video illustrating motion transfer on the Lucid mattress. You aren’t going to get much motion transfer at all on this mattress. It’s all foam but added to that it is firm so there’s little give all around.

Below is a video that shows how fast the mattress dissipates heat. I think this mattress will sleep cool for an all foam mattress. It performed well in the test below compared to other memory foam mattresses.

Conclusion

If you want a firm, no nonsense mattress at a rock bottom price, the Lucid mattress may be what you are looking for. Although it is a firm mattress, the foam is not all that dense. This is a bit concerning as I think this will affect the longevity of the mattress. However you could buy 10 of these for the same price of a high end competitor.

The Lucid mattress also comes with a 25 year warranty but if you read the fine print you will see that it only covers manufacturer defects and indents over 1.5 inches. That’s a considerable indentation. That means it has to sag somewhere in the mattress over 1.5 inches without you on it. That’s 15% of the height of the mattress.

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Qomfort Sleep Mattress

Qomfort Sleep Mattress Review

Recently updated on May 22nd, 2018 at 08:50 pm

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The Qomfort sleep mattress is a 3 layer memory foam mattress with a cooling gel comfort layer at the top. The Qomfort mattress is not anything totally revolutionary in terms of construction, it feels great and is suitable to most sleepers. What is intriguing about this mattress is that it costs $549 for a queen size. Not even a year ago, the typical price for a mattress in a box queen size was around $850. New players in the market are starting to drive that price down and in a sense, disrupt the disruptors.

Overview

Here’s a video of me on the mattress giving an overview of how it feels. This mattress is made in China. That means it will spend a lot more time in transit than a mattress made in the USA. Because of that it can take longer to fully recover into full shape. The Qomfort mattress took a full day to fully recover. However, once it did, it felt great. It’s a minor inconvenience given the price advantage.

You can order the mattress online via their website and it arrives in about a week just like many of the other mattress in a box companies.

Specifications and Construction

Below are the specs according to the Qomfort website:

I like that they are also transparent about the density of their foams:

The memory foam on the top has a density of 3.1 pcf. The transition layer has a density of 1.6 pcf. The base layer provides solid weight support and it has the density of 1.7 pcf

OPEN CELL LAYER

Gel-infused foam with open-cell ventilation technology removes body heat and lets air pass through, assuring cool comfort throughout the night.

PRESSURE RELIEF

2″ gel memory foam at the top conforms to your body and relieves stress from the neck through the spine.

COMFORT + STABILITY

2″ transition layer provides between the memory foam and support foam keep your body in optimal alignment, compatible with all sleep positions.

QUALITY + DURABILITY

6’’ high density firm layer provides reliable weight support to keep your body propped up consistently throughout the life of the mattress.

THE PREMIUM FABRIC COVER

Breathable, flexible, removable and washable premium fabric cover.

Findings

The mattress will arrive to your door in a box like the one below. This is a box for a queen size mattress. It is not folded but instead rolled. I think this was a smart Idea to pack it this way. Since it may be compressed for a while, rolling it is the safest way to go. Folding the mattress would make for a smaller box but it also would take much longer to recover and may damage the mattress.

Qomfort Box

Below is a photo of the layers of the Qomfort mattress. The top layer is what really gives you the comfort. It is a gel foam layer.

Qomfort Layers

Here’s a video showing how each layer responds. As you can see the top layer is the slowest to recover. When you lay on the mattress you will feel the top layer conform quickly to your body while the middle layer will also provide pressure relief and help transition to the base layer which provides all the support.

The Qomfort mattress handles motion transfer just fine. Since it’s an all foam mattress you aren’t going to feel your partner move around all that much. If you do, you may want to make sure that you have it on a solid base.

Here’s a video of my 14lb. ball dropping onto the mattress.

As for heat retention. It will retain some heat since it is an all foam mattress, more than a typical inner spring but the cooling gel top layer helps. Below is a video shot with my infrared camera to show heat retention:

Conclusion

The Qomfort mattress is a great choice for people that want a truly medium feel, no frills mattress at an excellent price. You get a 100 night trial so there’s no risk for giving it a shot.  This company is is out of California and seem to be very accessible should you have any issues.

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Elysse Mattress from Modway: A Hybrid Mattress and an Amazing Price 5

Elysse Mattress from Modway: A Hybrid Mattress and an Amazing Price

Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 03:36 am

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The Elysse mattress from Modway Furniture is a very affordable 12″ deep hybrid mattress that has pocket coils and foam. I previously reviewed the Aveline 10″ mattress from Modway. I found this to be a much more substantial mattress that is also more supportive. It doesn’t cost much more than the Aveline either.

Overview 

Below is a video of the Elysse mattress that will give you an overview of its features. You can order this off Amazon for $370 for a queen.

Construction

Below are the construction details as listed on their Amazon page:

  • Individual Encased Supportive Coils
  • Eliminates Most Motion Disturbance
  • Memory Foam CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • Cooling Gel-Infused Memory Foam Top
  • Washable Diamond Quilted Cover

The mattress measures 12″ in height and weighs about 90 lbs.

Here is the mattress tag that includes the Certipur certification

elysse mattress tag

Findings

This mattress has a unique feel. You get some dense foam on the top layer then will get support from the pocket coil system underneath. Even though it has coils, it really doesn’t bounce all that much but is much more responsive than an all foam mattress. Below is a video to illustrate:

Here’s a static image showing how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress. Remember, this is a dense foam so it slowly conforms. The advantage to this is that it conforms very well, the disadvantage is that it is slow to recover so if you switch positions or get out of bed frequently at night, it can be hard to get your spot back.

elysse mattress sink

This mattress is a little behind the curve when it comes to heat retention. That’s largely due to the fact they it has a dense top layer of foam. Even though it has coils underneath, the denser foams insulate much more.

Below is a picture of the inside of the mattress that shows the construction. There is a border of firm memory foam around the mattress for added edge support and to house the pocket coil system.

elysse mattress inside

In the picture below I pulled back the memory foam border to show the pocket coils.

elysse pocket coil system

Here’s how the layers react. I think the reason there aren’t as many foam layers to this mattress is because the pocket coil system is inside and also working to provide comfort.

Conclusion

So far this is my favorite mattress from Modway furniture. I really appreciate the dense foam layer on the top balanced with the pocket coil system. It makes for a mattress that feels firm and supportive but one that doesn’t push against you. I like this one over the Zinus pocket coil hybrid mattress which is also in the budget category. It is a heavy mattress and you certainly get your money’s worth in material.

You can purchase this mattress on Amazon. At $345.92 for a queen, you will be hard pressed to find a better hybrid pocket coil mattress with this type of a dense foam at a better price.

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Sunrisingbed 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress 2

Sunrisingbed 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Recently updated on May 23rd, 2018 at 10:13 am

The Sunrisingbed 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is available for purchase on Amazon and is priced attractively at $399.49 for a queen. They use plant based memory foam on the top layer which gives it a little bit of a unique feel. I found the top layer to have a firm feel but will still offer some conforming. This mattress is sold exclusively on Amazon and should be something to consider if you are looking for an entry level memory foam mattress.

Overview

Below is an overview of the main features of the mattress. As you can see, it also comes with 2 free memory foam pillows that are wrapped inside along with the mattress. I believe this mattress is made in China. It took a while for it to fully come to shape and I think that is in large part due it coming from overseas and being compressed longer than a mattress made in the USA. However, after a full day, it fully came to shape.

 

Specifications

Here are the specifications of the Sunrise Bed as listed on Amazon:

Product Description

 

1. Green Tea Memory Foam sends off slight aroma for further relaxation. The mattress has dual waved layers of foam that offers extra breathability to reduce heat. Chlorophyll abstracted from natural green tea is foamed with memory foam. The green tea aroma improves the air quality to relax your nerves for an easier sleep.

2. Natural green tea extract and charcoal bring feel of freshness. The removable Pillingless fibers quilted cover is biogreen and healthy.

3. Memory mattress constructions & materials :3″Green Tea Infused Memory Foam, 2″Comfort Foam, 2″ Air-flow High-density Foam*2, 3″High-density Base Support Foam

4. Memory foam is pliable and accommodates to the pressure points of shoulders and waist to evenly distribute pressure, which gently supports and cushions you in any sleeping position, no matter you’re a stomach sleeper or side sleeper.

5. CertiPUR-US certified for durability: fire-proof inside cover with non-toxic smelless aqueous adhesive glueing layers. The manufacturing process eliminates unsafe additive agent and allows for fewer chemicals, totally removing bad odor and toxins.

This mattress is rolled and shipped in a box right to your door.

After unpacking and in a few minutes, the mattress gradually gains 98% of its volume. Then the mattress will be fully expanded in two days. However, it’s OK to sleep on the mattress with the process unfinished, which doesn’t affect its actual dimension.

3. The mattress is single-sided and can’t be flipped for use. Nor can it go with an adjustable base.

It can be used on a metal bed frame and spring box or just on the ground as an alternative for futon.

Dimensions (height*width*length, unit: inch) – Slight variances doesn’t matter.

Twin: 12″ * 37.5″ *73″

Full: 12″ * 52.5″ *73″

Queen: 12″ * 59.5″ *79″

King: 12″ * 75.5″ *79″

Findings
 This mattress had an interesting feel. The top layer feels firm at first then you start to sink in. Below is a video showing how each layer will react.

Here’s another video which illustrates heat dissipation using my infrared camera.

This mattress absorbs motion very well. That’s because it has a very dense top layer. Below is a video of me dropping a bowling ball on the top of the mattress.

Conclusion

This mattress is great for people that like a somewhat firmer feel and would rather sleep on the mattress rather than in it. I found the top foam layer to provide adequate pressure relief. One of the drawbacks of this mattress is that there was considerably more off gassing than some of the other mattresses I slept on. It took about 3 days for the mattress to off gas. I recommend opening the mattress in a separate room to breathe and come to shape before bringing it in your bedroom. Given the price point, it is definitely a mattress that should be considered for someone looking for an affordable memory foam mattress.

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Love and Sleep Mattress Review 4

Love and Sleep Mattress Review

Recently updated on October 18th, 2021 at 05:56 pm

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The new Love and Sleep mattress is the latest offering from Nest Bedding that packs in all the features you would expect from a high-end foam mattress but at a fraction of the cost. At $799 for a queen, it is an awesome bargain. Best of all you get to choose from a medium feel or a luxury firm. The Love & Sleep is now a Green Guard Gold certified mattress. This means it has been certified by UL to have low chemical air emissions which ultimately means better air quality.

Overview and Opening the Love and Sleep 

You can order the Love and Sleep mattress direct from the Nest Bedding website. A key reason why this mattress has both quality and price is that it comes factory-direct. The majority of online mattress companies do not own their own factory so need to contract with a separate manufacturer to make their mattress. This ultimately means higher costs that can be passed on to the consumer.

Nest Bedding has a history of constantly iterating and making its products better as new technology comes to market. This keeps them ahead of the pack and builds trust.

Specifications and Construction

Below is an illustration of the construction of the Love and Sleep Mattress. The mattress has 3 layers but notice that they have introduced a convoluted layer that helps with conforming and breathability.

 

  • .1″ Phase Change Cooling Cover
  • 3″ 2.8 lb Energex Cooling Comfort Layer
  • 2″ SmartFlow Air Flow Layer
  • 5″ 1.8 Density Edge Support Base Foam
  • Made in the USA

love and sleep

My Love and Sleep Findings

I found the medium Love and Sleep mattress to be a little on the softer side. You will sink right away into this mattress for instant comfort. As with the other Nest Bedding products I have tested, I didn’t notice as much off gassing. As you can see below, the Love and Sleep medium which is what I reviewed in this video conforms quickly and it is soft.

Here’s an image that shows how much my bowling ball sinks into the mattress. This is an instant sink so there’s really no time needed for the mattress to respond as is typical with a dense foam mattress.

love and sleep sink

The Love and Sleep will also sleep cool given that it has a phase change layer and a convoluted foam layer for breathability.

Here’s a video of the mattress and how it responds using the infrared camera. I have been impressed with the new phase change fabric that comes with some of the new beds. It isn’t going to completely change the feel of a mattress but I believe that every little bit helps and this certainly does.

My Love and Sleep Recommendation

At $799 for a queen, this is one heck of a mattress. The online mattress space is dominated by players coming in at a $1,000 price point for a queen. The Love and Sleep can hold its own at this price point but comes in at $200 less. The medium is on the softer side which I recommend for side sleepers. If you are a back or stomach sleeper, go with the firm. The Love and Sleep has set a new standard for quality in the sub $800 category.

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Modway Aveline Mattress Review

Modway Aveline Mattress Review

Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 03:15 am

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Overview

A video overview of the Modway Aveline Mattress is included below. The mattress is constructed from three layers of high-quality foam, which is known for its contouring abilities.

Company

Modway strives to make the most of a competitive market by directly sourcing a select collection of trending products. The company’s bedding products have been featured on home decor outlets such as HGTV, Traditional Home, Dwell Magazine and Houzz.

Ordering

You can order Aveline directly from Amazon. It is Prime eligible so will arrive quickly at your doorstep.

Unboxing

Vacuum-packed, the Aveline fits into a small box, which lends both convenience and affordability to the shipping process. During the unboxing process, the mattress is removed from its box and plastic wrapping, and placed on a box spring, platform, or slatted base. It then should be left to sit for at least four hours, during which time it will decompress naturally. Full expansion of the mattress requires an entire day, but most of the expansion is complete within a few hours of unboxing. In my experience it took a full day to expand. Most mattresses I review expand full within 3-4 hours. There are many reasons why this could be usually the longer a mattress has been in the compressed state the longer it takes to recover. This mattress was manufactured in China so it has probably been compressed much longer than a mattress made in the USA.

Specifications

What are the mattress dimensions and weights?

Three different options are available for thickness and height: 6, 8, and 10 inches. The dimensions detailed below are for the Aveline’s 10-inch mattresses:

Twin: 75 x 39 x 10 inches – 37 pounds

Full:  54 X 75 X 10 inches – 50 pounds

Queen: 80 X 60 X 10 inches – 58 pounds

King: 80 X 76 X 10 inches – 76 pounds

The Aveline features three layers of memory foam, all of which are certified by CertiPur-US. The mattress is topped by a layer of premium foam, which offers the ultimate in core support. It also has a gel-infused layer of memory foam, which is specifically designed to adapt to your body’s contours and sleeping position, while also dissipating body heat. This allows for a cool and comfortable night’s sleep, as well as the precise support your body needs. Further comfort is delivered by the Aveline’s layer of high-density polyurethane memory foam, which minimizes aches and pains. The mattress also comes with a removable woven stretch cover, which features a diamond pattern.

Findings

Below is a video clip showing how the layers perform. There are only 2 layers to this mattress which is similar to the Tuft and Needle. This mattress is a soft one and so is great for pressure relief. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for heavier people. Someone above 222 lbs might want to look elsewhere as I found when you jump into bed there can be a bottoming out effect.

There’s really no bounce with this mattress either because it is all foam that reacts quickly. Here’s a video to show bounce.

You will sink into this mattress a fair amount which makes it kind of cozy. People who are looking for pressure relief as the primary function of their mattress will appreciate the Aveline.

aveline

As far as heat retention goes, it is average for a foam mattress. The cooling gel definitely helps but because it conforms well, you will get more hug which means that you will be more enveloped by the mattress. Below is a video show with my thermal cam to show heat dissipation.

Conclusion

As I write this, the Aveline is on sale for $227.82 for a queen. I don’t think it gets any more affordable than that. This is a good no nonsense mattress that would be perfect for the college student. I think it would be a great choice for a budget minded shopper that may not be in any one place for a long time that doesn’t want to commit to a higher end mattress.

I can’t speak to the longevity of this mattress since I have only had it for about 3 weeks. However even if you get 3-4 years out of it, the value is still there given the price. The only major drawback I can see is that it can bottom out if you are a heavier person and the fact that it is made in China.

You can buy the Aveline direct from Amazon. Shop Here

 

eLuxurySupply Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review 4

eLuxurySupply Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review

Recently updated on June 22nd, 2021 at 10:04 pm

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Overview

Below, you’ll find a video overview of the Gel Memory Foam Mattress from eLuxurySupply. Note the unique gel foam, which contours nicely to the body for a more comfortable night’s rest.

Company

Owned and operated by veterans, eLuxurySupply is a trusted provider of mattresses, bedding, pet beds, and a variety of other bed and bath products. Highlighted as the fastest growing company in Indiana and the fourth fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. Magazine, eLuxurySupply aims to bring the luxury experience into each customer’s home. This goal is achieved through providing a selection of only the finest mattresses, bedding, and bath products.

Ordering

Ordering is notoriously easy for eLuxurySupply products. Simply select your preferred size and add any specific messages about shipping before you check out. Shipping is free for all locations within the contiguous states. Further saving is available if you share your purchase on social media; mention the mattress on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Google Plus, and you could save 10 percent.

You can elect to pay for your mattress upfront or with eLux Pay, which uses the well-known service Bread to provide financing for your purchase. There is a free 120-day return policy, so if the mattress is not to your liking, you can return it risk-free.

Unboxing

The eLuxurySupply Gel Memory Foam Mattress will be shipped right to your door. The unboxing process is fairly straightforward; open the box and pull out the mattress, which will be rolled up. Position the mattress as you desire on the box spring and cut open the plastic wrapping. Once unwrapped and unfolded, the mattress will need a few hours to expand before it can be used.

Specifications

What are the mattress dimensions and weights?

Twin: 41 x 23.2 x 20.5 inches – 46.6 pounds

Full: 42 x 21 x 21 inches – 89.9 pounds

Queen: 40.5 x 21.3 x 20.3 inches – 75 pounds

King: 42 x 22 x 21 inches – 90 pounds

California King: 42 x 21 x 21 inches – 90 pounds

The top layer of eLuxurySupply’s Gel Memory Foam Mattress consists of three inches of gel memory foam, which contours to the body and weighs three pounds. The open cell memory foam is specifically designed to provide a cooler and more comfortable experience.

Underneath the top gel layer lies seven inches of base foam, which weighs 1.8 pounds. Both the gel memory foam and the high-density base foam are certified by CertriPUR-US. This certification confirms that the foam contains no CFCs, mercury, lead, heavy metals, or formaldehyde. The mattress also has a machine-washable polyester weave protective cover, which is constructed from 80% polyester and 20% spandex.

Findings

This mattress is a little on the softer end of the spectrum due to the construction being all foam. Below is a picture that illustrates sink:

eluxury sink

Here’s a video showing the inside of the mattress and the different layers. This mattress has two layers with a cooling gel layer on top.

There’s also really no bounce to this mattress which means less motion transfer.

Finally, here’s a video that illustrates heat retention. Because it is foam, it won’t dissipate heat as well as other materials such as inner springs, latex or a grid system such as Purple or Intellibed but there isn’t as much sink as a pillow top mattress either so I didn’t find this to really be an issue.

Conclusion

The eLuxury Supply 10 inch mattress should appeal to a wide array of sleepers. I recommend it to people that are of average weight or lighter that are looking for an inexpensive option. If you are above 225 lbs. I would recommend a thicker mattress to prevent any bottoming out when jumping into bed. I am around 190 lbs and didn’t have issues with this and you certainly won’t have a problem when lying down but if you want a more substantial mattress, you should go thicker.

At $624 for a queen it is priced below many of the online competitors. If you share via social media on their checkout page, you get an additional 10% off which brings the price down to around $562. The financing option makes it even more attractive if you are looking to sleep now and pay later.

I can’t speak to the long term durability of this mattress but it has solidi reviews both on their website and on Amazon. This mattress is a great choice for people looking to try memory foam at an accessible price.

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Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review 4

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review

Recently updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 09:14 am

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The Zinus  Green Tea Mattress is a 12-inch mattress that is one of the best values in memory foam mattresses on the market. At $290 for a queen size you would be hard pressed to find this quality at a better price. Zinus sent me a free mattress for review to see what I thought.

Ordering Your Zinus Green Tea Mattress

You can purchase this mattress directly from Amazon for $289. It is also Prime eligible so you can get it shipped for free and delivered to your door in a couple days. You can even sign up for mattress removal via Amazon starting at $79 where someone will remove your old mattress to make way for the new one. You can schedule a time within a 3-hour window.

A better deal is to get the mattress direct from Zinus.com. Sleep Sherpa visitors get a 10% discount through this link which makes the total price for a queen, $261. You also get free shipping and a 100-night free trial! If you go the Amazon route you will only get the standard 30 day Amazon trial and have to pay return shipping. Going direct through Zinus will also get you free return shipping.

Unboxing the Zinus Green Tea Mattress

This mattress weighs about 75 lbs. So you may need some help getting it in the house. It comes compressed like most of the other foam mattresses I have reviewed. Below is an overview of the mattress.

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Construction

I think a big reason why this mattress is so inexpensive is that it is made in China. That said, it is CertiPUR – US Certified.

6″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 1in Memory Foam + 5in High-Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 6“, 18lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 6“, 24.2lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 6“, 28.2lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 6″, 35.4lb

8″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 2in Memory Foam + 2 inch Pressure Relief High Density Foam + 4 inch High Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 8“, 28.2lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 8“, 36.2lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 8“, 43.8lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 8″, 53.4lb

10″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 2.5in Memory Foam + 2 inch Pressure Relief High Density Foam + 5.5 High Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 10“, 36.1lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 10“, 48.3lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 10“, 56.9lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 10″, 70.3lb

12″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 3in Memory Foam + 2in Pressure Relief High Density Foam + 3.5 High-Density Foam + 3.5 High-Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 12“, 40.8lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 12“, 56.2lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 12“, 66.2lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 12″, 83.8lb

Cal King 72″ X 84″ X 12″, 83lb

I couldn’t find any information listing the densities of each layer but I found that the layers work well together and you don’t notice any harsh transitions.

The reason this mattress is called the Green Tea mattress is that it is infused with green tea extract to keep the mattress fresh. I did notice that it had a nicer smell than a typical foam mattress but you could still smell some of the memory foam chemicals, I don’t think that can be avoided. The green tea scent does linger though after the mattress is done off-gassing.

My Green Tea Mattress Findings

I found this mattress to be on the softer end of the spectrum although my wife found it to be a more medium to medium firm. I am heavier than her which would account for the difference in feel. That said, this mattress should accommodate all sleep styles. It is extremely versatile and gives great support. I think that’s the reason why it has so many positive reviews on Amazon.

This mattress absorbs motion very well. Below is a video of me dropping my bowling ball on it.

Here it is in slow motion:

This mattress is on par with most newer memory foam mattresses I have slept on in term of heat retention. I tested this mattress out in July and did not find myself waking up hot. Below is an infrared video which shows how quickly heat dissipates from the mattress

My Zinus Pressure Relief Green Tea Mattress Recommendation

I am very impressed with this mattress from Zinus. I also recently reviewed their iCoil model which I thought was nice but this one is much better with pressure relief and overall comfort. Zinus is now offering a 100-night free trial which makes this mattress the obvious choice.

 

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Zinus Green Tea

9.3

Motion Transfer

9.5/10

Affordability

9.6/10

Softness

9.2/10

Off Gassing

8.9/10

Trial Period

9.2/10

Pros

  • Very Affordable
  • Great Feel

 

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