Crystal Cove Mattress
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Recently updated on September 11th, 2021 at 07:27 pm

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If California were a mattress, it would be the Crystal Cove mattress from Brentwood Home. It exudes a laid-back aesthetic that is welcoming and stylish. This mattress gets its looks from the Crystal Cove Yoga collection which includes the yoga bolster pillow, pranayama pillow, and meditation pillow. This is the first mattress in their line that is not tufted. People looking for a smooth sleeping surface will enjoy this feel.

Ordering The Crystal Cove Mattress

This mattress is only available through Brentwood Home’s website. Since all of their mattresses are made on demand, it will take about a week and a half to arrive at your door. It will come in a box like the one below. I don’t really rave about boxes and of course they don’t affect the quality of the mattress but the quality of the box is an indicator that they pay attention to the details which will matter in a mattress.

Brentwood Home Box

This is what it looks like out of the box. This mattress is super heavy and also heavily compressed so extra wrapping needs to be done to keep it from coming loose in the box. A queen size weighs 128 lbs.

This picture was taken soon after opening the mattress. It springs to life quickly because it literally has springs. This is a mattress that you can sleep on a few hours after opening because there really isn’t that much foam in it.

crystal cove mattress unboxed

Overview of the Crystal Cove Mattress

In the video below I show you the inside of the mattress. I am sitting on the plush side which has the charcoal-infused foam at the top. The firm side has a layer of Dunlop latex at the top. I don’t think there would ever be a reason to access the inside or take off the cover though.

This mattress comes with a 120-night trial where you can try it out in the comfort of your home and if you don’t like it, just contact them and they will facilitate an easy return. You do not have to pack it up and ship it back. Brentwood also offers a 25-year warranty. This company has been around much longer than most online brands and they are a mattress manufacturer that makes their own mattresses so you can have peace of mind that this company should be around for another 25 years to honor their warranty.

How is the Crystal Cove Mattress Made?

Here are the construction details of this mattress as listed on their website:

Artfully-designed, Functional Cover 
Removable and washable stitched gray cover with a beautiful, modern design.

2-Inch All Natural Latex Layer
Available in a medium feel, made with natural latex and free of synthetic ingredients. Our latex is made with the Dunlop process.

Density: 4.0lb/ft3, D: 65

1-inch Flow Foam
The other side of the mattress is topped with a plush layer of CertiPUR-US Certified Flow Foam that will conform to your body to provide perfect pressure relief and restorative sleep.

Density: 4.0lb/ft3, ILD: 12

2-inch Charcoal-infused Memory Foam
Just below the Flow Foam lies our innovative, naturally cooling, and plush Charcoal-infused Memory Foam. This Certi-PUR-US® certified memory foam is made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde or phthalates.

Density: 4.0lb/ft3

8-inch Combi-Zone Coil Unit 
A layer of individually wrapped coils allows precise body contouring for optimal support. Reinforced coils in the lumbar region give your lower back the support it needs, and edge retention coils allow you to sit or sleep at the edges without rolling off. We choose isolated springs to reduce noise, motion transfer, and partner disturbance.

Counts: Twin: 756, Twin XL: 772, Full: 1016, Queen: 1130, King: 1414, Cal King: 1384, Split King: 1544

Crystal Cove ConstructionPrices and Discounts for the Crystal Cove Mattress

Below are the current prices of the mattress as listed on the Brentwood Home website:

Twin $895
Twin XL $949
Full $1095
Queen $1,295
King $1,695
California King $$1695
Split King $1,895

Sleep Sherpa readers get 15% off these prices using discount code: SleepSherpa15 at checkout.

My Crystal Cove Findings

The videos below illustrate bounce and motion transfer on each side of the mattress. Both sides will have bounce due to the coil system in the middle. Here’s the plush side first. The plus side has charcoal infused foam. The charcoal can help with cooling and with flushing toxins out of the body. Whether or not that will happen underneat the cover of the mattress is uncertain but charcoal also can keep the mattress fresh which is a bonus over traditional foam.

Here’s’ the firm side. It has slightly more bounce because it has a layer of latex at the top. What you will notice is that you sort of float more on the firm side. Latex is instantly responsive to no waiting for it to adapt to your body and it is also easier to move around on than foam.

The video below shows you how each component of the mattress works.

My Crystal Cove Recommendation

There are so many choices out there when it comes to buying a mattress. It’s just overwhelming. So, here are 5 reasons you should be considering a Crystal Cove mattress.

  1. You aren’t sure what firmness will work for you or your firmness preferences fluctuate.
  2. You are looking for a luxury guest bed where you can offer your guests choice of firmness.
  3. You prefer a smooth sleeping surface.
  4. You aren’t sure if foam or latex is right for you.
  5. You like a natural mattress but also appreciate the benefits of foam.

In terms of overall feel. I really enjoy the plush side with the foam. It has a unique feel that will appeal to side sleepers. Stomach and back sleepers will probably prefer the firm side with latex. The stretch knit cover is stretchy enough to give you the full benefits of the layers underneath and the hand stitched handles on each side make flipping the mattress much easier.

This mattress will cost more than other brands but in this case you get what you pay for and more. You get two quality mattresses in one and all the craftsmanship and high-end design that comes from Brentwood Home. In my opinion, they are becoming a boutique luxury online mattress brand that has yet to meet their match.


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Idle Sleep Dual Firmness Mattress
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Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 01:47 am

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Idle Sleep is a new online mattress brand that has multiple mattress models which have one thing in common, they can all be flipped. This means you can sleep on either side. This is a construction that harkens back many decades when you could maximize the lifespan on your mattress by wearing each side evenly. This was true then and is true now with Idle Sleep.

Their Dual Firmness mattress is a little different in that each side is a different firmness. This gives you the option of sleeping on a firm or soft side. A queen size currently retails for $1,199

Overview of the Idle Sleep Dual Firmness Mattress

The Idle Sleep line of mattresses come with a 120 night trial. That means you can try out the mattress in your house for 120 days and if you don’t like it, you can return it for a full refund. There’s no need to ship it back either, Idle will work with you to take care of the return.

All Idle Sleep mattresses are made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty.

Here’s a quick overview of the mattress. In the video, I show you how easy it is to flip as it comes with handles on each side that are stitched into the mattress.

Construction of the Idle Dual Firmness Mattress

idle sleep construction

Below are the construction details of the mattress as listed on the Idle Sleep website.

Queen size) 112lbs

Super Soft Quilting foam,
IDLE buoyancy foam
Foam core
Comfort foams on BOTH sides

Cover ALL-NATURAL Organic Cotton all the way around
1. .5” quilting foam on each side1.512 density
2. 2” IDLE buoyancy Foam 3.5lb
3. 2” transition poly layer 1.828 lb
4. 4” High Density Foam Core 1.835lb

1. .5” quilting foam on each side1.512 density
2. IDLE buoyancy Foam 3.5lb
3. .5” quilting foam on each side1.512 density

My Idle Sleep Findings

Below is a photo of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the soft side of the Idle Sleep Mattress. On a firmness scale I would say this is a medium firm feel.

Soft Side of idle sleep dual

Here’s a photo of the firm side of the mattress which is more of a true firm feel.

Firm side of idle sleep dual

There isn’t much motion transfer with this mattress since it is an all foam mattress. Below is a video illustrating motion transfer on the soft side. The soft side absorbs more motion than the firm side.

Here’s a video of the firm side of the mattress. There isn’t that much difference between the two but I noticed the soft side absorbed a little more motion.

My Idle Sleep Recommendation

Dual firmness mattresses are excellent guest bedroom mattresses because they give you two choices in one. But this mattress is also great for your bedroom every night. I prefer the softer side as I generally like a softer mattress but people on the lookout for a firm mattress will appreciate the firm side of the Idles Sleep.

Buy this mattress if you aren’t quite sure what firmness is best for you or if you want a great guest bedroom mattress or a mattress for your new Airbnb!

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Tango Mattress Review
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Recently updated on June 29th, 2018 at 03:07 pm

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The Tango Mattress is a two sided mattress where one side is soft and the other is firm giving the customer the option to choose the firmness they prefer. There is a significant difference in firmness between the two sides as well. Tango uses two cooling technologies within the mattress, the combination of phase change material in the cover and cooling gel in the surface layer will help pull heat away from the body keeping you comfortable throughout the night. The mattress is easy to flip for a different firmness and very enticing if you are unsure if a soft or firm mattress is right for you. This also would make an excellent mattress for a guest room where guests may have different firmness preferences.

Overview of the Tango Mattress

The Tango mattress retails for $949 and comes with a 120 night free trial. According to Tango’s website, their team has worked on some of the largest and most successful mattress brands and brings that experience to the Tango mattress. Having tried both sides of the Tango, I think that they are spot on with firmness levels for the soft people and the firm people. It’s rare to find that people like a mattress too extreme on a particular end of the spectrum.

The mattress comes shipped in a box like the one below and should arrive about 5 days after placing your order.

Tango Mattress Box

Upon unboxing you’ll find a special suprise, a pair of Tango branded sox.

Tango Sox

Below is a video of me with the Tango mattress. In this video I am on the soft side.

Tango Mattress Construction

The Tango mattress is build differently than most online mattresses in that there is a support core in the center of the matress. From there you get a transition layer of varying density on both sides with a comfort layer with one side firmer and the other softer. The picture above shows the soft side on top.

As far as I can tell the mattress has gel memory foam for cooling.

My Tango Mattress Findings

The Tango mattress has a unique feel on each side. I personally prefer the softer side but the firm side still offers good pressure relief as it is an all foam mattress.

To start, let’s take a look at how much sink you will get with each side of the mattress. Here’s a picture of my 16lb. bowling ball on the soft side.

Tango Mattress Soft Side

Below is a photo of sinkage on the firm side of the Tango.

Tango Mattress Firm Side

These pictures really don’t do justice to the feel as with more weight you will find a much more considerable difference between the two sides.

Here’s a video illustrating how each layer reacts. Again the top layer is the soft side.

There is little to no motion tansfer on this matress as well. The video below shows me dropping a bowling ball on the soft side of the Tango mattress.


In terms of heat retention, you can expect it to sleep like a typical online foam mattress. Tango does have a few cooling technologies to help you sleep cooler. The cover is infused with Phase Change Material and both sides have cooling gel memory foam at the surface, both of these materials work  together to pull heat away from the body. I think feel and comfort trumps sleeping hot as there are other ways to address that.

Here’s a video illustrating heat retention on the Tango mattress.

My Tango Mattress Recommendation

There are other two sided mattress options online but the Tango so far is the most convenient in terms of switching sides. You just flip the mattress over. I also found that the Tango is a bit better than other two sided mattresses in terms of pressure relief. Tango is a great option for  anyone who is uncertain which comfort they prefer as it has two great options in one.  it is also perfect for a guest bedroom as if gives your  guest the option to sleep on a soft or firm mattress with a simple flip.

Tango gives you a 120 night trial so you have plenty of time to test each side, chances are you will really like one of them as Tango’s team is made up of sleep experts who have a lot of experience in the industry and  understand what customers want in a mattress.

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Layla Mattress Review 2019

Layla Mattress Review (2022 Update)

Recently updated on February 18th, 2022 at 02:36 am

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I received a free Layla mattress for review. Layla was created by mattress industry experts and silicon valley entrepreneurs. It’s a killer blend of industry expertise and technology disruptors. What you get is a quality mattress with a creative twist at a great price. Layla is the first mattress to come out with copper infused foam. This is a big deal because it offers a host of new advantages most importantly is cooling. This mattress can be flipped so you can have a soft and firmer layer depending on preferences.

Ordering and Unboxing Your Layla Mattress

You can order the Layla mattress directly from their site at According to their site, they have a 4 month trial period which is now standard in the online mattress world. However what is not standard is their new lifetime warranty that warrants against defects for the entire time you own the mattress. The details can be found on their warranty page. The mattress will arrive in about a week in a box and will be ready to sleep on in a matter of hours.

Here’s a picture of the mattress in the box.

layla boxYou get a nice welcome message upon opening the box.

layla mattress box

Here’s what it looks like compressed in the box.

compressed laylaAnd inside the box you will find all sorts of neat swag in a bag, including a t shirt.

layla mattress stuff

layla swag

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

layla out of box

Here’s what it looks like as I unroll it and before it starts to come to life

compressed layla mattress

Layla also offers financing through Affirm so that you don’t have to pay for it all at once.

Here’s a video of me on the all-new 2019 Layla mattress. It is super easy to get the firmness you want, just flip it over and you’re done!



Construction of the Layla Mattress

The Layla mattress is constructed as follows:

1) 3″ Copper Infused Memory Foam


2) 2″ Convoluted Support Foam


3) 4.5″ Base Support Foam

36 ILD

4) 1″ Copper Infused Memory Foam


Here’s a picture of the inside of the mattress to show what each of the layers looks like:

layla core

To get a sense of how each of the layers reacts and recovers below is a video of me squishing the mattress:

My Layla Mattress Findings

Since this mattress has a firm and soft side I tested both to show you that while they do have a different feel it’s not a dramatic difference.

Here’s a video showing motion transfer and bounce on the soft side of the mattress. The Layla mattress has some decent bounce for an all foam mattress.


It’s hard to tell there is much of a difference but you will notice a difference when you lay on the mattress. Aside from the firm side having less of the comfort foam, the convoluted layer is also upside down so you have a solid piece of foam underneath the comfort foam which makes for a firmer feel as well.

Here’s a look at how much my 14lb. bowling ball sinks on the soft side of the mattress.

Here’s another view with the cover off.

layla mattress

It’s easy to tell which is the firm and soft side as they are labeled but they are also different colors.

firm side of laylaFinally, I put the copper-infused foam to the test to see how well it dissipates heat using my infrared camera. As a control, I put my and on the mattress for 10 seconds then record how quickly the temperature drops. I notice the most rapid decline in the first 15-20 seconds. Compared to the other all foam mattresses I have tested, the Layla performed better than most. I have no idea if that was from the copper, the convoluted layer or both but something is working.


My Layla Mattress Recommendation

I found the Layla mattress to be slightly on the softer end of the spectrum. It’s about the same level of firmness as the Leesa mattress but you get all the benefits of copper. There are claims that copper also aids in circulation and recovery. What I noticed was that it seems to keep me cool. But aside from this feature, it’s a well-built mattress. The fact that you can flip it and go slightly firmer is a great feature.

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