allswell brick mattress review
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It’s easy to find a firm mattress. Just go to any local mattress store and ask for their cheapest option. It’s definitely firm, but is it comfortable? Probably not. It may feel OK in the showroom but once you get it home and sleep on it for a night, chances are you will find yourself tossing and turning because there isn’t enough material between you and those springs jabbing you in the ribs. Finding a firm mattress that is actually comfortable is a little more challenging than it seems. The Allswell Brick is anything but a brick. Its a firm mattress with enough foam at the top to keep you comfortable all night long. On top of that, it comes in at a very competitive price.

Overview of the Allswell Brick

You can order the Allswell Brick directly from the Allswell website. Delivery is fast because it is made in the USA. Mine arrived in a week at my doorstep. It will compressed in a box so it’s easy to get it into your bedroom. To setup, you simply take it out of the box and cut open the plastic wrapping and the mattress will spring to life.

allswell brick unboxing

Construction of the Allswell Brick

allswell construction 2

The construction is fairly simple and rightly so. You shouldn’t have a lot of layers in a firm mattress. Here are the details as listed on their website.

INDIVIDUAL WRAPPED COILS
Stay asleep with individually-wrapped coils which help minimize motion transfer. Edge support on all 4 sides.
HIGH DENSITY FOAM
2″ layer of high density foam provides added support.
COPPER GEL INFUSED MEMORY FOAM
1″ layer of copper infused memory foam provides optimal freshness and helps move heat away from the body for cooler sleep.
FIRMER TOP LAYER
Firmer top layer provides optimal support.

How Much Does the Allswell Brick Cost?

Below are the prices as of this writing. Make sure to check Allswell for the latest prices.

SizePrice
Twin$395
Twin XL$445
Full$545
Queen$645
King$845
Cal King$845

My Allswell Brick Findings

Here’s what the mattress looked like minutes after opening it. It is fully shaped and ready to sleep on. There wasn’t that much off-gassing either. Since this mattress has springs, it doesn’t take long at all for it to come to shape.

allswell brick out of the box

This mattress is designed for people that like a firm feel and that’s usually stomach and back sleepers. But occasionally, even side sleepers want to sleep on a firm mattress. Below is a picture of me sleeping on my side to show you how much you actually sink into the mattress. As you can see, I am sort of floating on top of it. So, if you are going to sleep on your side with this mattress, make sure your pillow is thick enough to give your head and neck proper support so your body is aligned.

allswell brick side sleeping

Below you can see me on my back. My hips are properly elevated and I have great support. I don’t normally sleep on my back but the complaints I hear from back sleepers is the mattress bows or it is too firm in that they feel sore when they wake up. This mattress has quality foam at the top layer so this shouldn’t be an issue either.

allswell back sleeping

This mattress really shines for stomach sleepers. No matter how hard I try, I usually end up on my stomach at some point during the night. If the matress is too soft, you will feel it in your lower back in the morning. This mattress is firm enough to keep you supported in any position. In fact, I probably need a thinner pillow here.

allswell stomach sleeping

Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress. It almost looks like it is floating. There’s very little sink to this mattress so you won’t feel trapped at all and as a bonus, it’s easy to move around on.

allswell brick sink

Here’s a peek at the inside of the mattress. Notice that there are 2 foam layers and the base spring layer. The springs around the perimeter of the mattress are a little firmer to provide adequate edge support so you can sleep right up to the edge.

allswell brick construction

My Allswell Brick Recommendation

The Allswell Brick can be yours for less than $650 in a queen size. That’s far below most of the online competition. And keep in mind, this mattress is made in the USA and has springs and quality foam. It also comes with a 100 night trial along with free shipping and free returns so you aren’t out any money if you don’t like it within the trial period. If you keep it, you are still backed by a 10-year warranty. Yes, you can probably score a cheaper mattress at a big retailer. Those are known in the industry as a teaser mattress that they use to sell you up to more expensive one. But it makes much more sense to go with one that you can actually try out for a few nights in your house to make absolutely sure it’s the right fit. Remember, this is a firm mattress that’s not hard on you or your wallet.

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gladgrid mattress review
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The Glad Grid mattress is a 3 layer foam mattress with a unique checker patterned cover. This mattress is designed to be soft for side sleeping and has some unique features that I haven’t found in any other mattress. I was given a queen size for review and after sleeping on it for 2 weeks I have been pleasantly surprised by how it feels as a side and occasional stomach sleeper.

Ordering Your Glad Grid Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview of the GladGrid and what to expect.

Right now this mattress is available exclusively through their website. Delivery was fast for me. It mine arrived 5 days after the order was placed and it arrived in a box like the one below. Keep in mind that Glad Grid has free shipping and free returns.

How Much Does the Glad Grid Mattress Cost?

It’s best to check their website for the most current prices. As of this writing, a queen size retails for $788. This includes shipping and if you decide you don’t like it within 120 days, it’s a free return. If you decide to keep it, you are backed by their 10-year warranty.

Construction of the Glad Grid Mattress

Below are the construction specifications as listed on the website

gladgrid construction

 

Silver Ions Mixed Cover

Breathable cotton fiber is hypoallergenic and sweat-wicking, giving a cooler feeling to touch.

3 Layers:
1.5″ 40D12 Softest-Minus Memory Foam(Copper-Infused)
2.5″ 64D16 Gel-Infused Slow Rebound Memory Foam
6″ 25D32 Base Support Memory Foam

Copper-Infused Layer

  • Copper adds a more refreshing and cool feeling and helps your mattress keep clean.
  • Softest-Minus technology is powered by a special molecular structure to let the body heat out.
  • Responsiveness to body weight encouraging pressure relief.

Gel-Infused Layer

  • Gel creates more sweat-free sleep and encourages sleep motion absorption.
  • Shoulder-In system encourages healthy spine alignment and full-body relief.

Support Layer

Enhances the whole mattress stability and support level, caring for your glad sleep for the years to come.

My Glad Grid Findings

The first thing that struck me when unboxing this mattress was the checker pattern for the cover. It looks fantastic and although you will be covering it with sheets, I definitely give it credit for the design. Aside from the visual appeal, it also has handles on each side to make it easy to move or rotate.

gladgrid handle

The cover is also removable but I wouldn’t recommend removing it. If you need to clean it for some reason, there is a zipper at the bottom of the mattress.

zipper

As I mentioned, I’m primarily a side sleeper and this mattress is designed to allow you shoulders to sink in without losing back support. They do this by adding more of the comfort foam in the should area as seen below.

glad grid cutout

Here’s a picture of me on my side to better illustrate this.

gladgrid side sleeping

Although this mattress is marketed as being soft, it doesn’t cradle you like a typical soft mattress would. That’s largely because there is not a quilted over and it is not overly engineered with too much foam. Instead, it uses more of the softer foam in the right places. Here you can see that my 14lb. bowling ball doesn’t sink in all that much at the middle of the mattress.

My GladGrid Recommendation

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this mattress and after a few weeks of sleeping on it, it has greatly exceeded my expectations. Although it is marketed as a soft mattress, I thought it would be much firmer. The reality is that it offers great pressure relief, especially for my shoulders and I have been having great sleep. On top of that, you get a quality, silver infused cover with a beautiful pattern and stitched handles. The copper and gel foams offer great cooling properties and the mattress itself is not terribly heavy. I recommend trying the Glad Grid if you are a side sleeper that tends to sleep hot and are looking for great pressure relief around your shoulders without being surrounded by the mattress while you sleep.

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Nothing is more important than good sleep, and nothing is more important for a good sleep than a good solid mattress that just knows your body and sleep style. A good mattress makes the difference between a deeply healthy, relaxing sleep and a night spent restlessly tossing and turning on the bed.

Country Living has been making its name in the mattress world for quite some time now. They are one of the most popular brands out there. Their mattresses are renowned for a high quality that matches a high value for money segment. They offer you a super-supportive mattress that does not compromise on style and comfort, making it the perfect bid for any mattress hunter out there. This review will take you through the different mattress types offered by Country Living, helping you decide which one fits your preference perfectly.

About Country Living

Country Living is a magazine that focuses on all things home and home furnishings. It focuses more on rustic living and stays true to its name, “Country Living.” First published in Dec 2015, this magazine has since then branched into digital publications and stays on top of all country trends. Reach out for this if you want a good country recipe to jazz up that lovely dinner set you purchased or dazzle your friends with the stylish country decor inspired by one of their articles.

Recently this hugely popular lifestyle and furnishing magazine have launched their very own in-house range of Welcome Home Mattresses. These mattresses are meant to inspire a country-style rural living streak into your urban space. The mattress is ideal for both farm and city dwellers looking for a good comfortable mattress to sum up their bedroom furnishings.

The Welcome Home Country Living Mattress Collection

The Country Living Napa Mattress

Country living napa mattress

Pros

Cons
Perfect for all seasons

It tends to sag on the edges

Good bounce

High price point
Perfect comfort and support balance

The Napa mattress in the Welcome Home Collection of Country Living is their plushest and most luxurious mattress on offer. The mattress spells indulgence with its 16-inch depth that is made up of 8 amazing layers to offer you the best cozy wrap-around feeling you can get. The mattress features a two-coil system that gives you optimal support and keeps those aches and pains at bay. This, combined with the pillow top style, ensures you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud every single night.

The materials used as well as the structure of this 16-inch mattress, ensures that it remains warm during winter and cool during summers. It also maintains the optimal body temperature regulation system during those hot and sticky humid monsoons. The firmness is customizable as per your preference, and this mattress is available in 6 standard sizes.

Features

  • 1 Inch Memory Foam Infused with Copper
  • 1-inch High-Quality Poly Foam Layer
  • 2 Inch Titan Hyper-Flex Foam
  • 1 Inch Micro Coil
  • 9 Inch Supportive Coil Mechanism
  • Breathable Cooling Cover
  • 1 Inch Firm Base Support
  • Available in 6 Sizes
  • Lifetime Warranty

The County Living Hudson Mattress

country living hudson mattress

Pros

Cons
Customizable level of firmness

The price point is not competitive

Available in all sizes

Good back and shoulder support

This is a 13-inch mattress with a pillow top style that will transport you straight to a lush and tranquil green forest reserve. It is a mid-level mattress that lies between the other two mattress types offered by Country Living. It is crafted with 4 inches of memory foam that remembers your body curves perfectly supported with another 8 inches of the coil to give you perfect balance between comfort, support, and bounce.

The materials used in the mattress are all responsibly sourced. The outer quilting is cotton, and the mattress layers include the cotton quilt, two different types of foam, and high-density polyfoam. Needless to say, this ensures that the mattress does an excellent job of temperature control. You can choose your level of firmness, but the best reviews are with the medium level of firmness. Country Living has the best in between the two sides of firmness with the medium firm. Added to this is the best back support you can get from a mattress. This makes the “Hudson Mattress” a sure shot winner for one and old.

Features

  • 1 Inch Memory Foam Infused with Copper
  • 2-inch Medium Density Poly Foam Layer
  • Cotton Quilted Cooling Cover
  • 2 Inch Double Stitched Quilting
  • 8 Inch Zoned Coil Mechanism
  • 1 Inch Firm Base Support
  • Available in 6 Standard Sizes
  • Lifetime Warranty

The  Country Living McKinney Mattress

Country living mckinney mattress

Pros

Cons
Ideal for kids and adults alike

Loses the bounce very quickly

High back support

Good durability

 

If you are looking for a durable mattress that will stick around for some years without any major issues, then the McKinney mattress is just the thing for you. It effortlessly combines support, style, and good comfort.

The two-layer foam construction allows for good air circulation, making it a good choice for any season. The mattress comes with 3-inch foam that is infused with copper to give you a fresh crispy temperature regulation that stays through the years. Further, the 1-inch cooling gel-infused foam makes body temperature regulation even better by drawing the heat away from your body while you sleep. You are no more waking up at night to find yourself covered in sweat.

Features

  • Cooling Cotton Cover
  • 3 Inch Copper Infused Top Foam Layer
  • 1 Inch Gel Infused Foam
  • 8 Inch Support Foam Core
  • Available in 6 Sizes
  • Lifetime Warranty

Common Features of the Country Living Mattresses

One of the biggest drawbacks of buying online is that the mattress comes to your doorstep packed, and you need to carry it inside and unbox it. Then you have to place it properly on the bed. This process can be tiresome and tedious, not to mention back-breaking for quite a few.

With Country Living, you do not have to worry about that account. The mattress comes to you rolled up in a casing in a dehydrated form. You can easily carry it inside and place the rolled up matter on the bed. Then cut the wrapping around the mattress and wait for it to inflate to the proper size. The whole process is very easy and highly convenient.

Apart from this, each of these lovely mattresses is made 100% in the USA. They also come with the best free night trial offered by any brand in the USA. You get a good 18 months trial period with any of these mattresses and a full refund if you return them within the trial period. All you have to do is raise a return request, and the mattress is picked up by the company at no extra cost to you. They are also all available in the standard six sizes from twin to cal-king, and the level of firmness is also customizable with each one.

Wrapping Up and Final Thoughts on the Country Living Mattress

The Welcome Home mattress range from Country Life is truly a mattress that welcomes you back. All three types of mattresses are perfect for a good night’s rest and combine the key elements of balance and support perfectly. They are also durable and customizable, which adds to their high value for money.

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haven premier review
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The Haven Premier mattress is an all-foam mattress that promises a 5-star sleep with their proprietary 5 layer construction. While this mattress may not be for everyone, it will appeal to sleepers looking for superior pressure relief, minimal motion transfer, and the latest cooling technology all for an incredible price.

Overview of the Haven Premier Mattress

You can order the Haven exclusively through their website. My mattress a week after placing the order and arrived compressed in a box as seen in the video below. You will probably need 2 people to get this upstairs if you buy a queen-size or larger. When you open the mattress it will come to life relatively quickly. If you open it before 12pm you should be able to sleep on it that evening although there may be some lingering off-gassing but that should go away after a day or two.

How Much Does the Haven Premier Cost?

Below are the current retail prices of the Haven Premier before any current discounts.

SizePrice
Twin$799
Twin XL$849
Full$999
Queen$1,099
King$1,299
California King$1,299

Construction of the Haven Premier

This mattress has 5 layers detailed below.

Quilted Cover – A high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover, this fabric is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities. It helps you to feel warm when you are cold and cool when you feel hot.

Fireproof Cloth – All Natural Organic Cotton is wrapped all the way around the Haven Premier. This fabric is eco-friendly, healthy and allows for exceptional airflow.

3″ Haven cooling buoyancy foam – Where the magic happens: Our custom blended foam with gel infusion, reacts faster than memory foam and has better support for more pressure relief, all while sleeping cooler.

2″ Supportive transition foam – Perforated holes that help the mattress breath and provide extra responsiveness.

7″ Haven high density foam – 7″ Haven High Density Foam Base – At 7″ our bases provide superior stability for every layer. It’s one reason our Haven foam gel mattresses have at least 1″ extra height compared to other brands And at 2.4lb of foam core density, this is at least 30% more than the market average, making it extra durable

Fireproof cloth – All Natural Organic Cotton is wrapped all the way around the Haven Premier. This fabric is eco-friendly, healthy and allows for exceptional airflow.

Base cover – A washable, durable and replaceable layer to keep your mattress clean. Just unzip at the side and it’s ready to be removed for cleaning.

Haven Premier Construction

My Haven Premier Mattress Findings

The Haven Premier has a quilted foam cover. As you can see in the picture below the quilting runs horizontally along the mattress. You can’t feel the ridges at all but it by stitching the mattress this way, it provides a more consistent feel across the mattress and prevents sagging. I put my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to show how much it sinks. Most of the sinkage occurs from the quilted top layer and the top layer of comfort foam. This is also a thick fabric cover so it won’t wear down easily or tear but still stretches so that you get maximum contouring from the foam layers below. A typical 3 layer online foam mattress will have a stretch knit cover but it’s usually thin and is prone to tears.

haven mattress sinkage

This mattress really shines when you sleep on your side. It has great pressure relief for your hips and shoulders but not too much sink. I didn’t sleep hot on this mattress and was still able to change positions easily. That’s in large part to the 3 inches of buoyancy foam which is the top comfort layer of the mattress. It will contour and recover quickly and doesn’t trap as much heat compared to traditional memory foam.

haven side sleeping

I rarely sleep on my back but as you can see below even though you sink a fair amount into this mattress you are still getting good support. I wouldn’t recommend this for dedicated stomach sleeping but it is great for side and back sleeping.

haven back sleeping

Here you can see the different layers of the mattress. The blue layer is the buoyancy foam that gives this mattress its unique feel. When you pair that with the quilted foam in the cover, you get a more luxurious feel as opposed to a typical 3 layer mattress with a simple knit cover.

haven premier inside

Final Thoughts on the Haven Mattress

This mattress easily justifies its retail price but when you take into consideration the massive discount it’s a steal. On top of that, Haven offers an 18-month trial. This is one of the longest trials for any mattress brand. You can try it out in your house for a year and a half and if you still don’t like it within that time, you can return it for a full refund. They don’t charge any shipping fees to deliver or return it. If you decide to keep it, you are backed by their, “Everlasting Warranty”. What stood out with this warranty is that as long as you own the mattress they will warrant against any defects but also any impressions over 1″ which again is a leader in the industry.

Finally, if price is a concern, Haven offers great financing terms so you can break down the cost into small monthly payments so that you can start getting better sleep now and pay it off over time.

I highly recommend the Haven to sleepers that prefer a plush feeling mattress without the drawbacks of heat retention and lack of support. This mattress has zero motion transfer and is great for maximum pressure relief.

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idle gel foam mattress review
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Idle Sleep is best known for providing quality mattresses at an aggressive price with an industry-leading 18-month trial. Their all foam mattress, the Idle Gel Foam is an incredible value and it feels wonderful. Idle really dialed in the right amount of softness and support. Idle Sleep also offers aggressive financing. In fact, you can own an Idle mattress and pay less per month than your Netflix subscription, no credit check necessary.

Overview of the Idle Gel Foam Mattress

The Idle Gel Foam mattress will arrive in a box like the one below. This one isn’t terribly heavy so one person could get this set up fast.

idle sleep box

The video below covers the main features and construction of the mattress.

How Much Does the Idle Sleep Cost?

Below are the retail prices and the price after the 20% discount. Keep in mind that if this is still too expensive for your budget, you can take advantage of the financing option and start enjoying better sleep right away. For example, a queen size Idle mattress can be financed for as low as $12 per month.

SizeRetail PricePrice after 20% Discount
Twin$449$360
Twin XL$519$416
Full$649$520
Queen$749$600
King$949$760
Cal King$949$760

Construction of the Idle Foam Mattress

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

inside the idle foam mattress

QUILTED COVER

A high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover, this fabric is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities. It helps you to feel warm when you are cold and cool when you feel hot.

A NATURAL FIRE RESISTANT BARRIER

100% natural cotton barrier which is not only safer but has none of the nasty stuff like you find in other brand mattresess. No Petroleum-Based Synthetic Nylon or Polyester – Free of Carcinogenic Chemicals, Gases, Toxins, HCN, HCI, and Bromine

3″ IDLE COOLING BUOYANCY FOAM

Where the magic happens: Our custom-blended foam with gel infusion, reacts faster than memory foam and has better support for more pressure relief, all while sleeping cooler.

2″ SUPPORTIVE TRANSITION FOAM LAYER

Perforated holes that help the mattress breath and provide extra responsiveness.

7″ IDLE HIGH DENSITY FOAM BASE

At 7″ our bases provide superior stability for every layer. Its one reason our Idle foam gel mattresses have at least 1″ extra height compared to other brands And at 2.4lb of foam core density, this is at least 30% more than the market average, making it extra durable

FIREPROOF CLOTH

100% natural cotton barrier which is not only safer but has none of the nasty stuff like you find in other brand mattresses. No Petroleum-Based Synthetic Nylon or Polyester – Free of Carcinogenic Chemicals, Gases, Toxins, HCN, HCI, and Bromine

BASE COVER

A washable, durable and replaceable layer to keep your mattress clean. Just unzip at the side and its ready to be removed for cleaning.

My Idle Gel Mattress Findings

At first glance, this mattress looks and reads like the hundreds of others that you will find online. In fact, once you start searching for a mattress, you will be inundated with mattress ads leaving you thoroughly confused. As your sleep guide, I have already done the homework and slept on all the leading brands and most of the smaller brands to give a fair assessment of how the Idle Gel stack up.

First off, this mattress is an incredible value. Given the financing options and the 18-month trial this would be my first choice for anyone looking for a memory foam mattress. Chances are you are going to like how it feels. It is great for side and back sleeping and firm enough for occasional stomach sleeping. Ideally, you should be sleeping on your side to avoid snoring and get optimal rest.

Idle really hit the nail on the head with using 3 inches of buoyancy foam. It instantly contoured to my body and the transition layer gave me the proper support. This is where other brands can miss the mark. Too little comfort foam will make the mattress to stiff while too much will make it too doughy.

side sleeping idle mattress

Idle also provides 2 free pillows with the mattress. You can always use new pillows and these are made with shredded foam that is consistently cut. You can take out foam to make the pillow a little thinner by accessing the zipper on the side.

Idle Pillow insideidle sleep cover

There’s no motion transfer with this mattress as you can see in the video clip below which makes it great for couples.

This mattress incorporates cooling gel foam on the top layer which helps with heat dissipation but more importantly, the foam isn’t very dense so it is a bit more breathable. It doesn’t have a phase change cover like the Idle Plush but adding that would only temporarily provide some cooling. I slept on this mattress for over 2 weeks and during a heatwave and didn’t have any issues sleeping hot. Most of the time I find that people are still sleeping with a down comforter in the summer. I would instead advise a light blanket.

My Idle Sleep Recommendation

The Idle Gel Foam is exactly the kind of foam mattress I would design for maximum comfort. Subtle changes in the density and types of foam used and how it is all put together can make a big difference and Idle has this feel dialed-in perfectly. Most mattress companies say their feel is a medium-firm but that really means nothing without context. This mattress is a true medium feel and that’s a hard feat to achieve.

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Idle Gel Sleep Plush Mattress Review
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The Idle Sleep Gel Plush mattress is one of the softest mattresses I ever slept on. If you’re looking for the ultimate in pressure relief, this is the mattress for you. Idle sleep is best known for providing an industry-leading 18-month trial. They also make mattresses that are incredibly affordable with great financing. If you are in the market for a soft foam mattress at a great value, you owe it to yourself to give the idle plush a try.

Overview of the Idle Plush Mattress

Here’s a video overview of the idle plush. You can see in the video that just sitting on the mattress I sink into it a good amount.

Once you order your Idle mattress, it should arrive in about a week. There may be longer delays with Covid 19 but Coronavirus aside, it will arrive fairly soon. Your mattress will come in a box like the one below.

Idle Plush Box

When you open the box you will find 2 free Idle Sleep pillows which is a great bonus since you probably need new pillows anyway if you’re buying a new mattress.

Idle Sleep Pillows

Construction of the Idle Gel Plush Mattress

Idle Gel Plush Construction

Below are the construction details as listed on the Idle website.

1″ ICE FABRIC™️ COVER AND BOUYANCY FOAM

A unique replaceable cover with gel sewn into the quilted surface, that wraps our Idle buoyancy foam. You can literally feel the freshness when you touch it. Its also made with a 500GSM+ top layer, which is why its able to provide such a luxurious feel.

1″ COOLING BUOYANCY FOAM

Where the magic happens: Our custom blended foam with gel infusion, reacts faster than memory foam and has better support for more pressure relief, all while sleeping cooler.

A NATURAL FIRE RESISTANT BARRIER

100% natural cotton barrier which is not only safer but has none of the nasty stuff like you find in other brand mattresess. No Petroleum-Based Synthetic Nylon or Polyester – Free of Carcinogenic Chemicals, Gases, Toxins, HCN, HCI, and Bromine

2″ GEL INFUSED BUOYANCY FOAM

Where the magic happens: Our custom blended foam with gel infusion, reacts faster than memory foam and has better support for more pressure relief, all while sleeping cooler.

3″ IDLE MEMORY FOAM

Unlike normal memory foam that doesn’t provide much support to where you need it most, our custom foam has greater thermal neutrality which means it goes back into shape much quicker and retains less heat.

8″ IDLE HIGH DENSITY FOAM BASE

At 8″ our bases provide superior stability for every layer. Its one reason our Idle foam gel mattresses have at least 1″ extra height compared to other brands And at 2.4lb of foam core density, this is at least 30% more than the market average, making it extra durable

FIREPROOF CLOTH

100% natural cotton barrier which is not only safer but has none of the nasty stuff like you find in other brand mattresess. No Petroleum-Based Synthetic Nylon or Polyester- Free of Carcinogenic Chemicals, Gases, Toxins, HCN, HCI, and Bromine

WASHABLE BASE COVER

A washable, durable and replaceable layer to keep your mattress clean. Just unzip at the side and its ready to be removed for cleaning.

Idle Gel Plush Mattress Construction

How Much Doe the Idle Gel Foam Mattress Cost?

Below are the current prices of the mattress and the price with the 20% discount. You can get the 20% off through Sleep Sherpa.

SizeRetail PricePrice After Discount
Twin$799$640
Twin XL$848$680
Full$1,099$880
Queen$1,249$1,000
King$1,499$1,200
California King$1,499$1,200

How Long is the Idle Plush Mattress Trial Period?

Idle Sleep offers the longest trial period of any brand that I have reviewed. You get 18 months to try out the mattress in your home. That’s a year and a half or 540 days! If you for whatever reason, don’t like it after that time, it’s a free return with a full refund. The standard among online mattress brands is 100 nights, some companies upped the ante with a 1-year trial but Idle is way ahead of the pack here.

My Idle Plush Mattress Findings

This is one of the softest mattresses I have ever tried. This makes it most suitable for side sleepers or back sleepers that want maximum pressure relief. I wouldn’t recommend this mattress for stomach sleepers because it just doesn’t have enough support for your lower back when sleeping on your stomach.

Idle Plush Side Sleeping

Here you can see how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress.

Idle Sleep Sinkage

My Idle Sleep Plush Mattress Recommendation

I recommend the Idle Gel Plush to people looking for a very soft mattress. If your main concern with sleep is pressure relief, then this a great choice. One of the issues with really soft mattresses is that they are prone to trapping heat and although this is a soft foam mattress, Idle has incorporated cooling gel into the top layer to help a bit with cooling. That said, it will sleep a bit warmer than a firmer mattress simple because you will be hugged more by this mattress.

Idle Sleep has taken away any reason to give their mattresses a try. 18 months is more than enough time to see if its right for you and you get a full refund if you want to return it within that time frame. If you have tried other plush mattresses online and still are finding one that is soft enough then the Idle Plush would be my top pick for you.

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Studio by Leesa Review
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I recently received the new budget-friendly mattress from Leesa called Studio by Leesa. This is a 3 layer foam mattress similar to the original Leesa. What sets it apart from the original Leesa mattress which is also a 3 layer foam construction is that it does not sink in as much. Therefore it is more suited to people who want a mattress that has less contouring. As more of a side sleeper myself, I found the Leesa a little too firm for my taste but I think it a wonderful mattress for back and stomach sleepers looking for a quality mattress that is made in the USA at a great price.

Overview of the Studio by Leesa Mattress

Here is a video review of the Leesa Studio. Unlike most foam mattresses this one sprang to life and was ready to sleep on almost immediately. I did notice some off-gassing which took a few days to dissipate so if you are sensitive to smells you probably should open this in another room to let it air out for a few days. Eventually, the smell will go away and won’t be an issue.

Construction of the Studio by Leesa mattress

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

studio by leesa construction

Layer specs:

  • 7” foam base: Core support foam baseDensity: 1.8
  • 1.5” Pressure reliving transitional foamDensity: 2.5
  • 1.5” Contouring Memory FoamDensity: 2.5

CertiPUR-US ®-Certified

  • Made without ozone depleters
  • Made without PBDE flame retardants
  • Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
  • Made without formaldehyd
  • Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Low VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions for indoor air quality (< 0.5 parts per million)

How Does the Leesa Studio Compare to the Original Leesa Mattress?

Since both the Leesa and Leesa Studio are 3 layer foam mattresses, it’s easy to compare. I appreciate that Leesa includes the foam density of each layer. As you can see below, the Leesa Original has denser foam at the top and transitional layers which will make it more durable and provide better pressure relief. The Leesa studio has a half in less comfort and transitional foam and makes up the height with an extra inch in the base layer. This is how they have saved on cost and it does make for a different feel.

Leesa StudioOriginal Leesa
1.5” Contouring Memory Foam
Density: 2.5
2" Cooling Foam Top Layer
IFD: 13. DENSITY: 3.0
1.5” Pressure reliving transitional foam
Density: 2.5
2" Contouring Memory Foam
IFD: 9. DENSITY: 3
7” foam base: Core support foam base
Density: 1.8
6" Core Support Foam Base
IFD: 32. DENSITY: 1.8

 

My Studio by Leesa Findings

As you can see below, this mattress doesn’t have all that much sink to it but since it is all foam, it didn’t feel overly firm either. For reference, this is a 14 lb. bowling ball.

studio by leesa sink

Here you can see that I’m not sinking in all that much while on my side. My shoulders give in a bit but my hips don’t sink much at all. Some sleepers really appreciate this and I would advise having a pillow thick enough to make up for the lack of sinkage at your shoulders.

side sleeping studio by leesa

If you sleep on your back or stomach, this mattress is a good choice. As you can see I’m fully supported.

back sleeping studio by leesa

My Studio By Leesa Recommendation

All too often I will find a mattress that is really good value and then the company will gradually increase the price as they get name recognition in the industry. That shouldn’t be the case with this mattress as Leesa is a well established online brand and they intentionally designed a mattress that has inherent value at an aggressive price that won’t compete with the original model.  I highly recommend this mattress to back and stomach sleepers looking for a mattress with no motion transfer that may be new to sleeping on foam. It won’t break the bank and it’s relatively light so won’t break your back either if you have to move it down the road. The Studio by Leesa comes with a 100-night trial and 10-year warranty. That means free delivery, free returns and a full refund if you don’t like it. On top of that Leesa donates a new mattress to a child in need for every 10 that they sell. There are hundreds of 3 layer foam mattresses on the market these days and it’s nice to know that you are doing a little bit of good while making your purchase.

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Nectar Lush Review
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The Nectar mattress is one of the most popular and highly rated online mattress brands. It gets top marks among all the best mattress review sites because it is so accomodating to different types of sleepers and is a great value especially if you factor in their 365-night trial and Forever Warranty. But what if you crave a mattress that is super soft and cradles you to offer the ultimate in pressure relief? That’s where the Nectar Lush comes in. I received a free queen size Nectar Lush for review to see for myself how it compares. This mattress is designed to give you a feeling like you are being hugged and cradled. Other brands now have a luxury offering but it may not always be the upgrade you think it is. In this review we look at the benefits of the Nectar Lush and who should consider it for purchasing.

Overview of the Nectar Lush

Here’s a video overview of the Nectar Lush. It’s much easier to watch this video and see for yourself how the mattress reacts to get a good sense of how it will feel.

How Much Does the Nectar Lush Cost?

Below are the prices of the Nectar Lush. It is certainly more than the original Nectar but still a good value.

SizePrice
Twin$999
Twin XL$1,049
Full$1,249
Queen$1,399
King$1,699
California King$1,699

Construction of the Nectar Lush Mattress

There isn’t a whole lot of detail on the densities of foam used in each later but from what I could tell it is quality foam.

Nectar Lush Construction

Dual-action cooling

With a cooling cover and a gel-coated memory foam top layer, the Nectar Lush helps regulate temperature to stay cool and in a deep sleep.

Superior Pressure Support

The Nectar Lush features an innovative memory foam with a higher density than what is found in traditional foam products. The increased density helps provide superior pressure relief for a plush, floaty rest.

12” of premium foams and dual-action cooling
High density memory foam layer for superior pressure point support
Easy-to-assemble with step-by-step instructions
Assembled in the USA

My Nectar Lush Findings

The Nectar Lush comes shipped in a box that is a bit bigger than the original Nectar box because it is a thicker mattress, coming in a 12 inches vs the 10-inch original.

Nectar Lush Box

I thought that this mattress would take longer to come to shape because it is softer than the original and there’s just more foam that needs to decompress, but that wasn’t really the case. I was able to lay on this mattress about 45 minutes after opening it. Yes, there was some off-gassing but not as much as I would expect with an all-foam mattress. Keep in mind that you may notice more off-gassing than me because everyone has different sensitivities but even so, I would expect most of the off-gassing to dissipate within 24 hours.

Nectar Lush Squish

Here you can see how easy it sinks down into the mattress. You will notice the pressure relief right away. It will also be slower to recover but since it does contour so well, you won’t be moving around much anyway.

nectar lush top squish

There isn’t as much edge support on this mattress as a typical spring mattress but I didn’t feel like I was going to roll off either. A lot of people ask me about edge support because they put their shoes on at the side of the bed. I’m not sure why that’s such a big concern since your bed is primarily used for sleeping but nevertheless it is a concern I hear more than I would have expected. So although you may not enjoy putting your shoes on with this mattress, the trade-off is that it sleeps well.

nectar lush side sit

Here’s a picture of me lying on my side. You can easily see how this mattress contours.

nectar side sleep

Here’s you can see me lying on my back. This mattress is great for back sleeping too.

Nectar back sleeping

I didn’t really like sleeping on my stomach on this mattress. I would go with the original Nectar instead if you are a dedicated stomach sleeper.

Nectar stomach sleeping

My Final Thoughts on the Nectar Lush

Shopping for a new mattress is more confusing than ever. There are hundreds of online brands to choose from, not to mention the hundreds of brands available in stores. However, Nectar has made a name for itself as a brand that consumers and reviewers choose. Not only because it feels great but you also have an industry-leading 365-night trial and a 10-year warranty. I recommend the Nectar Lush for people that know they like the feel of memory foam and want a softer mattress that is great at relieving pressure points. Side sleepers will reap the most benefit from this mattress followed by back sleepers. Stomach sleepers should take a look at the original Nectar instead.

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Floyd Mattress Review
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Floyd made a name for itself with the launch of its modular bed frame. Since then, the Detroit based company has launched other household furniture including their recently launched mattress. This mattress pairs perfectly with the Floyd Bed Frame since it has grippers on the bottom to keep it from sliding around on the wooden planks and it comes shipped in a box which is in keeping with the mission of the company to create durable, portable furniture at a competitive price. A queen size Floyd mattress retails for $1,095 before any discounts. Overall this is a well-constructed hybrid mattress designed to appeal to all types of sleepers.

Overview of the Floyd Mattress

Below is a video overview of the mattress. I set it up on the Floyd Bed so that you can see how it looks as a bundle.

How Much Does the Floyd Mattress Cost?

Below are the retail prices of the mattress as of this writing and before any discounts.

SizePrice
Twin$795
Twin XL$895
Full$995
Queen$1,095
King$1,095
California King$1,195

Construction of the Floyd Mattress

Floyd Mattress Construction

Cooling top cover
Eco-friendly Tencel top that’s softer than silk, cooler than linen and ultra-breathable.

Copper Graphite Memory Foam
Open cell CertiPUR-US memory foam infused with copper and graphite naturally dissipates heat and relieves pressure points

Zone Support Pocketed Coils
Over 1,000 super breathable pocketed coils that bend and flex to contour and support your body. Layered with CertiPUR-US transition foam that further stabilize the coils and reduce motion transfer for a deep, relaxing sleep.

Perimeter Edge Support
Firm, high-gauge perimeter coils ensure edge-to-edge support and stability.

Non-Slip Bottom Cover
Platform beds rejoice. The bottom cover provides a non-slip material to keep the mattress in place.

Floyd Mattress Grip

My Floyd Mattress Findings

This mattress has a true medium-firm feel. You don’t sink in a whole bunch with this mattress as you can see below when I put my 14 lb. bowling ball on it. Since you don’t sink much and because they are using a copper and graphite layer of foam at the top, it also sleeps cool.

Floyd Sinkage

Here’s another shot of me pushing into the mattress to illustrate sinkage.

Floyd Push

Here you can see how well the top layer of foam conforms. Below this layer is a transition layer that serves as a buffer layer for the coil system. You really don’t need more foam than this unless you prefer a really plush feel or need more layers to accommodate heavier sleepers.

Floyd Top Layers

I’m laying down on my side in the picture below and this mattress does a good job with pressure relief. However, it doesn’t sink quite a much as other hybrids like the soft version of the Winkbed or the Allswell Luxe but if you have the right pillow it will still work great for side sleeping.

Floyd Side Sleeping

This mattress has good edge support because of the coil system. This is important if you are using the Floyd Bed frame because the profile of the frame is longer than the mattress.

Floyd Mattress Edge Support

My Floyd Mattress Recommendation

Floyd has done a really good job with their mattress considering they don’t claim to be a mattress company first. I could tell that they put a lot of thought into the design and feel. I think it was a really smart choice to go with a hybrid construction over foam as it will have more appeal, offer better support and sleep cool. If you are looking to update your bedroom, I would take a look at their bundles where you can get a considerable discount when purchasing together. Both the bed and mattress come with a 30-day trial.

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Mend Mattress
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The Mend mattress is a hybrid, foam and spring mattress created by a husband and wife from Charleston, South Carolina. This mattress was designed to provide superior pressure relief while still maintaining adequate edge support. Unlike most online brands, Mend does not have a trial period. Instead, they give you the option to swap out the top layer for something firmer or softer depending on your preferences. I found this mattress to be soft right out of the box so chances are if you don’t like a soft mattress, you will want to opt for a firmer setting.

Overview of the Mend Mattress

Below is a video overview of the Mend Sleep mattress. You’ll notice that the top cover has a separate zipper that houses the foam layers making it easy to swap out and exchange. You can also flip the foam layer over for a different feel.

Construction of the Mend Sleep Mattress

construction

Below are the construction details as listed on their website:

4-inch Comfort Layer™ – comprised of two unique foams, when paired, provide pillow-like softness and custom support.

8-inch hybrid foam-spring core – with almost 1,000 springs per mattress (king), these individually wrapped coils respond to your unique body shape to offer intuitive support and relief. The springs are surrounded by two layers of support foam, engineered to provide long-lasting resilience.

My Mend Sleep Findings

Here you can see just how much this mattress sinks. With 4 inches of foam at the top layer, you really do get a pillow top feel.

squish

Here’s another shot with showing sinkage with my 14 lb. bowling ball.

sink

I found this mattress super comfortable while sleeping on my side. I have broad shoulders and the mattress sank enough so that I felt great pressure relief with my shoulder and hips.

elbow

Here you can see that I am balanced out well. I could probably use a thicker pillow but my shoulders felt great.

contour

A big reason for the creation of this mattress is that the founders felt that most of the competition did not offer adequate edge support. While that’s probably true for some of the all-foam mattresses, having a zoned coil system like the one found in the Mend mattress does the job well. You will still sink into the mattress at the edge but will notice more support around the perimeter because of the firmer coils at the edge.

shoes

Here you can see the zipper system. This probably was an added cost but well worth it, especially if they will be working with you on comfort exchanges.

zipper

Below I unzipped the cover to expose the comfort foam layer. You can see to separate colors each a different firmness. That said, each layer is still relatively soft.

foam

My Mend Sleep Recommendation

I think the Mend Sleep mattress is ideal for side sleepers that aren’t getting adequate pressure relief from their current mattress and want a softer feel. While you can swap out the layers for something firmer, I found the out of the box firmness to be on the softer side. It seems that Mend was aiming for more of a pillow top, luxury feel with their mattress. Since a queen retails for $,1,650 it is a bit on the pricier end of the spectrum compared to other hybrids online but if you are looking for lots of pressure relief while still getting support from a quality spring system, this mattress is worth a look.

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Propel Mattress Review
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Brooklyn Bedding has really expanded their offering of mattresses this past year and their latest mattress, the Propel is a strong showing. It basically takes all the next generation mattress technology and literally rolls it into a box to ship directly to your door. A few highlights are cooler sleeping and more responsive foam along with a cover that promotes recovery and more restorative sleep. A queen size currently retails for $799 after automatically applying the 20% discount.

Overview of the Propel Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview of the Propel mattress from unboxing to giving a try for the first time. You would be hard-pressed to know there are springs in this mattress if you didn’t know they were already in there.

 Construction of the Propel Mattress

Propel mattress construction

Below are the construction details from the Propel website.

1. Upcycle Performance Cover

An elite, European performance fabric utilizes Upcycle technology with encapsulated minerals to transform your body’s heat into restorative energy.

2. 1.5″ CopperFlex with Titan Cool

A layer of patented copperflex is paired with TitanCool, a phase change molecule surface infusion with high conductivity properties that draws excess heat away from the body, maintaining optimal comfort for each individual sleeper. An added infusion of copper helps promote an antibacterial sleep environment.

3. 2″ Energex

Providing a second layer of comfort, a patented hyper-elastic foam, called Energex, features immediate response technology that adjusts to your body each time you move.

4. 1″ Visco-Elastic Memory Foam

A transition layer with the contouring properties of memory foam provides deep compression support with added cooling.

5. 6″ Ascenion Encased Coils

An engineered layer consisting of up to 952 individually encased coils, allows for better reactivity and motion isolation, minimizing sleep disturbance.

6. 1″ Base Support Foam

A high-density foam base adds durability to the mattress while reinforcing individually encased coils as they compress.

How Much Does the Propel Mattress Cost?

Here are the current prices of the mattress before applying the 20% automatic discount.

SizePrice
Twin$499
Twin XL$749
Full$799
Queen$999
King$1,249
California King$1,249

My Propel Mattress Findings

The propel feels more like a foam mattress than a spring mattress even though it is a hybrid with a base layer of pocket coils. I think this is because there is 3 inches of foam above the coil system along with a base layer of foam to absorb motion at both ends.

Here you can see how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress. It provides good contouring and I would rate this a true medium feel.

Propel Mattress Sinkage

Sinkage 2

The mattress has decent edge support so you can maximize use of the entire mattress.

propel squish

My Propel Mattress Recommendation

I recommend the propel mattress to people who are looking for optimal recovery at night. The Upcycle fabric is designed to turn body heat into FAR Infrared energy to promote recovery and circulation. The foams underneath provide great pressure relief and breathability which will reduce your need to change positions at night. Finally, the spring layer will make it just a bit easier to change positions and provides added contouring that foam alone just can’t provide.

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Winkbeds Memory Lux Review
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Winkbeds is well known for their highly-rated hybrid mattress. They recently introduced an all-foam model, the Gravity Lux, that completely eliminates any motion transfer but still retains its feel at the top layer that sets them apart from the competition. The gravity lux retails for $1,599 in a queen size but they normally offer discounts that drop the price by at least a couple hundred dollars. That said, it is still considerably higher than the competing online foam mattresses. For this review, Winkbeds sent me a medium-firm version of their mattress, their best seller. They also offer a softer and firmer model.

Overview of the Winkbeds Gravity Lux

No matter which Winkbed you buy, you get a 120-night, risk-free trial. That means you have about 3 months to try it out in your house to see if it the right fit for you. If not, returns are free, you don’t have to pay shipping at all.

Here’s an overview of the Gravity Lux and what sets it apart from other mattresses in its class. It’s important to note that this is truly a luxury foam mattress and so comparing to lower-priced brands really isn’t a fair comparison.

How Much Does the Winkbed Gravity Lux Cost?

Below are the current prices. Rember, you can get a discount on their website at checkout.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$1,099
Twin XL$1,199
Full$1,399
Queen$1,599
King$1,799
Cal King$1,799

Construction of the Gravity Lux Mattress

Below are the construction specs as listed on their website.

memory luxe construction

Tencel Cover with Gel Infused Foam

Sleep cool and dry with our Eucalyptus-derived TENCEL® cover. Tufted with 2″ of premium cooling gel foam inside, it enables airflow and wicks away body heat and moisture.

Patented Aircell Memory Foam

AirCell™ Memory Foam dynamically supports and relieves pressure with its patented shock-absorbing air capsules, and eliminates motion transfer and the heat build-up associated with traditional visco memory foam.

Zoned Progression Foam

Our Zoned Progression Foam™ layer provides targeted support in 5 zones with varying firmness levels: firmer support in the hips and lumbar region, softer in the shoulders and legs.

Atlas Core Foam

1.8lb density ATLAS Core™ foam provides pushback support and sag-proof lifetime durability, making the Gravity Lux one of the most durable mattresses on the market.

My Winkbed Gravity Lux Findings

What first struck me about this mattress is that Winkbeds kept the same quilted foam and Tencel cover as they have on their original model. This makes the mattress look different from the rest but you will also feel the difference right away when you lay on it.

As you can see, they use an optic white fabric that really looks clean and sleek. Tencel fiber is more breathable and softer than cotton so you get the benefits of breathability throughout.

Medium

In the picture below I put my 14 lb. bowling ball right up to the edge of the mattress to illustrate sinkage and edge support. You get more cradling out of this mattress than most because they quilt a layer of foam into the cover which makes it feel softer without sacrificing support.

As a side sleeper and occasional stomach sleeper the medium was a good fit although side sleepers would probably enjoy the soft version more while stomach and back sleepers should look at the firm version.

This mattress is about $300 more than your average queen size online mattress but in this case I think you get what you pay for. This mattress is made in the USA and incorporates quality materials throughout. Every layer is an upgrade over your standard 3 layer foam mattress and when you add it all up you can feel the difference. The 1.8 lb. density core foam should hold up for heavier sleepers giving you a few extra years over a standard online mattress which makes it a sound investment.

My Winkbeds Gravity Lux Recommendation

I highly recommend the Winkbeds gravity lux for sleepers that are affected by partner disturbance. This mattress has basically no motion transfer but is about as close as it gets to giving you the benefits of springs. The layering of the mattress will support you where you need it most and provide a bit more sink towards your shoulders. If you like the feel of a traditional, luxury mattress but springs may be keeping you up at night, this would be a great choice. It’s also worth considering if the less expensive options are leaving you wanting more.

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Plank Mattress
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I recently received a free Plank Mattress from Brooklyn Bedding for review. This is the ideal mattress for people that like a really firm mattress. This is a two-sided, all foam mattress where one side is firm and the other side is really firm! If you don’t like a firm mattress, stay away from the Plank. If you do like a firm, supportive mattress that has zero motion transfer this is for you.

Overview of the Plank Mattress

The Plank mattress comes shipped in a box to your doorstep about 5 days after placing the order on their website. It comes with a 120-night trial where you can try it out in your home and if you don’t like it, returns are free. It is made in the USA in Arizona. The parent company of Plank is Brooklyn Bedding and I have reviewed a number of their mattresses. What I like about this company is that they are factory direct so you get a lot of value because there aren’t any markups along the way.

Here’s a video overview highlighting the main features of the mattress including a look inside.

How Much Does the Plank Mattress Cost?

Here are the current prices of the Plank mattress. Keep in mind they do offer 20% off at checkout.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$699
Twin XL$749
Full$799
Queen$999
King$1,249
California King$1,249

Construction of the Plank Mattress

Below are the construction specifications as listed on their website.

 

Plank Construction

  1. Optional Premium Phase Change Molecule (PCM) fabric cover.
  2. .75″quilted top layer with continuous stitching. Ensure zero loft for extra firmness.
  3. 2″transitional layer of firm Titanflex foam
  4. 7″ high-density foam for great support and longevity
  5. 1.5″ quilted bottom for support when flipped.
  6. Optional Premium Phase Change Molecule (PCM) fabric cover.

My Plank Mattress Findings

This is hands down the firmest mattress I have slept on. That said it was by no means uncomfortable especially if you know what you are getting into. I certainly don’t recommend this for side sleepers as you will probably find it too uncomfortably on your hips and shoulders. Back and side sleepers that need extra support will really enjoy this mattress.

This mattress can be flipped and when you look at the construction the difference between each side is that the firm side lacks the 2 inches of Titan Flex foam. So basically, you are sleeping 1.5 inches of the quilted cover with the support foam underneath. That’s about as firm as it gets before you may want to question why you need to sleep on a mattress at all.

Here’s a pick of the firmness on the”soft side”.

plank mattress firmness

If you are going for a really firm mattress, it makes sense to go with a foam mattress because springs really won’t provide any value. Springs are used to help with contouring without losing support. But if you don’t need much contouring to begin with, springs will just add unwanted motion transfer.

Here you can see how little I sink into the Plank.

plank sink

This mattress inherently sleeps cool because you don’t sink into the mattress that much and therefore your body isn’t surrounded by material. This also makes it much easier to move around on. For an extra $250 you can add the PCM cover for extra cooling but in my opinion, it probably isn’t necessary.

Because this is a relatively simple construction, the mattress is fairly light and therefore easy to move. Since it is firm it’s not that wobbly either.

My Plank Mattress Recommendation

If you know you like a really firm mattress with excellent support and no motion transfer, the Plank is an excellent choice. Side sleepers should probably look elsewhere but back and stomach sleepers will really appreciate the support and overall value this mattress provides.

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Diamond Mattress Review
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I recently received a free GIFT. That is, Diamond Mattress sent me their newest line of mattresses named, Grateful, Intention, Faith and Transformation. Each has a distinct construction and feel. On top of that, each model comes in a soft, medium and firm so you can get the correct amount of support for your weight and sleep position. Diamond mattresses are made in their factory in Los Angeles which means more value for you. These mattresses come with a 120-night trial where you can sleep on them for that many nights and if you aren’t happy, it’s a free return. If you end up keeping your mattress, you are backed by their forever warranty.

For this review, I received all medium firmness models to be consistent with my findings. The Grateful mattress is the entry level model coming in at $999 for a queen while the Transformation is $1,699 in a queen size.

 

Overview of the Diamond Mattress Series

Here’s a video overview of all four mattresses and what makes them unique.

Ordering Your Diamond Mattress

Since you are ordering factory direct and these mattresses are made in the USA, your order will come quick. Expect to receive it in 5 business days or sooner. It will come shipped to your doorstep in a box like the one below. I don’t normally comment on boxes but this one looks nice and didn’t come all banged up.

Diamond Mattress Box

The mattress comes to life rather quickly but I would wait a good 7-8 hours before sleeping on it to let it breathe. Here’s what it looks like out of the box.

Diamon Mattress

In addition to a mattress, you also get some fun accessories.

Diamond mattress swag

How Much Does the Diamond Mattress Series Cost?

Below are the prices of each model as of this writing. Remember, these are before any discounts.

SizeGratefulIntentionFaithTransformation
Twin$799$999$1,299$1,499
Twin XL$849$1,049$1,349$1,549
Full$899$1,099$1,399$1,599
Queen$999$1,199$1,499$1,699
King$1,299$1,599$1,899$2,099
California King$1,299$1,599$1,899$2,099

Construction of the Diamond Mattresses

These mattresses each take a different approach to comfort and therefore had a distinct feel. However, all are classified as a hybrid mattress meaning they are made with foam and coils. Diamond uses a patented pocket coil system to give you pressure relief and support where you need it most all while minimizing motion transfer. All 4 models measure 10 inches deep.

Grateful Mattress Construction

Gratefull mattress

  • The Grateful is made with the following materials
  • Stretchable knit fabric cover
  • Pressure relieving gel foam
  • Patented coil system
  • Foam encase edge support

Grateful Inside

Here’s what the inside of the Grateful looks like where you can see the layers.

 

Grateful Mattress Construction

Intention Mattress Construction

Intention Mattress

The Intention mattress differs from the Grateful in that they use a layer of convoluted foam beneath the stretch knit fabric. The foam is made with graphene which helps dissipate heat. The Convoluted layers create peaks and valleys that allow help air flow out of the mattress.

Intention Mattress Construction

Here’s what it looks like inside. I am pulling apart the border foam to show some of the coil system underneath.

 

Intention Mattress Construction

Faith Mattress Construction

Faithful Mattress

The Faith mattress introduces phase-change fabric to the cover which is a material that is cool to the touch and helps dissipate heat. Instead of a convoluted layer of Diamond Sparkle Foam, you get a solid layer which cradles you a bit more while still keeping you cool.

 

Faith Mattress Construction

Here’s a look at the inside of the Faithful mattress. Again, not too much deviation from the Intention but you do get more material along with the phase chance cover.

Faithful mattress

Transformation Mattress Construction

Transformation Mattress

The Transformation has the same type of phase change cover that the Faith has as well as graphene foam underneath. Below that, you get over 1,000 micro-coils that provide faster recovery and better contouring. While the coils don’t seem to provide much benefit individually, as you lay across the mattress you will notice a subtle difference between this mattress and the Faith.

Transformation Mattress Construction

 

Here’s a look at the inside of the Transformation where you can see the layer of micro-coils.

transformation inside

My Diamond Mattress Recommendation

Diamond has really made a statement with this selection of mattresses. They have something for every budget and feel. I appreciate that they let you choose a mattress based on construction then choose firmness rather than forcing you into a specific construction based on firmness preference. All of the models are made with superior edge support. Some mattresses will try and achieve this through firmer coils around the perimeter but I found the foam used in these mattresses to work better.  Since you can choose 3 firmness levels for each of the 4 models, it can get confusing quickly. To make your decision easy, Diamond created a mattress selector tool that will make a recommendation based on your needs. I found it to be spot on with my preference.

I strongly recommend purchasing a Diamond mattress if you want a hybrid mattress that incorporates the best materials on the market. The Transformation mattress has a very unique feel and the micro coil system provides next level contouring making it an excellent choice for sleepers that want the most pressure relief without sacrificing support.

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My Pillow, famous for their unique feeling foam pillow now has a mattress for purchase. In fact, the base layer of foam used in the mattress is the same foam used in their pillow. What struck me about this mattress is that when I first laid down, I thought there were springs in it because of the good support and pressure relief. Instead, it’s multiple layers of resilient foam put together in a unique way to provide a one of a kind feel.  This mattress comes shipped in a box directly to your house and is Made in the USA.

Similar to the My Pillow it has a one of a kind feel that is sure to set it apart from the pack which is why you should take it into consideration. The foam used is breathable resilient so you will adjust in no time. at 10 inches thick it accommodates all types of sheets and is light enough to easily transport.

Overview of the MyPillow Mattress

Here’s a video overview of the MyPillow Mattress.

 

How Much Does the My Pillow Mattress Cost?

Here are the retail prices and price after discount as listed on their website. You can use the My Pillow Mattress promo code BED100 at checkout for the $100 off.

SizeRetail PricePrice After Discount
Twin$599.98$499.98
Twin XL$699.98$599.98
Full$799.98$699.98
Queen$899.98$799.98
King$999.98$899.98
California King$999.98$899.98

Construction of the My Pillow Mattress

Here’s a photo of the inside of the My Pillow mattress where you can see each layer of foam. With the multiple layers of foam, you get good transition into the mattress so it doesn’t feel like you are just sleeping on one piece of foam but a legit mattress.

My Pillow Mattress Construction

  • Layer 1

Quilted MyPillow QDS® Fabric Cover

This special comfort finish is soft and cooling. It is also quick drying and stain resistant.

  • Layer 2

High Airflow Comfort Foam

Provides maximum airflow to keep your body at a comfortable temperature throughout the night. It has 4.5x more airflow and is 3X more moisture wicking than traditional foam.

  • Layer 3

Extra Soft Comfort Foam Transition Layer

This layer is made up of plush, extra-soft high density foam.

  • Layer 4

Plush Transitional Comfort Foam

Second layer with firmer transitional foam to increase the overall performance of the mattress.

  • Layer 5

Supportive Base Foam Layer

The same foam used in all MyPillow® products creates the perfect supportive base that reinforces and stabilizes the mattress.

My Pillow Mattress Findings

This is a very versatile mattress and would be suitable for all sleepers. One caveat is that I wouldn’t recommend it for heavy sleepers and I think it may lack the support needed. If you are over around 220 lbs, you may want to consider looking at a mattress with denser foam or low gauge coils. However, if you are lighter, this is a great mattress for side back and stomach sleepers although I think that side and back sleepers, in particular, will be most pleased.

I love how this mattress cradles me quickly and is easy to move around on. It has a more traditional feel and doesn’t feel like your a sleeping on foam at all. And, because it’s all foam there’s basically no motion transfer either.

The My Pillow Mattress Recommendation

If you are a fan of My Pillow I think you should definitely give their mattress a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this mattress. It comes with a 120-day guarantee with free returns if you don’t like the mattress within that time period and comes shipped in a box right to your house so no need to wait for a delivery.

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Best Waterbed Mattress of 2019

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Waterbeds have been around for centuries, going back as far as 3600 BC, when Persians filled mattresses made of goatskin with water. In the 19th century, hospitals used waterbeds made of rubber for patients. Fast forward to 1968, Charles Hall invented a waterbed that had a vinyl mattress, which he named “The Pleasure Pit.” He called it so because the waterbed was known to be better than other beds in quite a few ways, including in promoting proper sleep.

By the 1980s, waterbeds became increasingly popular, with 1 in 5 homes in the United States having one. However, they had fallen out of popularity once the 1990s came around – mainly due to the maintenance required. The good news is that anyone who wants a waterbed can still find them today. You can find waterbeds mostly online, but they are also available in some stores.

Types of Waterbeds

Before you find out the types of waterbeds available, you should know what exactly a waterbed is. Simply put, it is a vinyl mattress filled with water. In the 1980s, when waterbeds were at the peak of their popularity, consumers had to use a garden hose to fill up the entire bed with water. Today, tubes called “bladders” are the only thing you have to fill when you buy a waterbed. Some of the waterbeds you will find in current market can support themselves, doing away with the need for a separate frame. You will also find some innovative ones that come with temperature-control devices to heat the water.

Waterbeds come in many brands and sizes. However, you will find two main types of waterbed mattresses on the market today – Hardside and Softside.

Hardside Waterbeds

This type of waterbed is designed with hardwoods or softwoods to help it hold its shape. In other words, Hardside waterbeds come with a frame. With bookcase-type or plain headboards, they look more like traditional beds than Softside waterbeds. This is why many consumers looking for aesthetics rather than comfort go for Hardside waterbeds rather than Softside ones. They look more sophisticated and can add to the visual appeal of a bedroom.

When you choose a Hardside waterbed, you will need to buy California-size sheets to go with it. This puts a limit on your choices when you go shopping for linens. But if you do not mind this small issue, Hardside waterbeds are the right type for you.

Softside Waterbeds

This type of waterbed is a popular choice among homeowners as it provides a comfortable outer edge. Softside waterbeds are designed with foam bolsters to help them hold their shape. In other words, foam surrounds the bed. A fabric casing covers the foam and is topped with a padded layer as well. All of these materials used in Softside waterbeds sit upon a well-designed upholstered box, a lot like a box spring.

Apart from the comfort they offer, ease of shopping for linens is one of the reasons that Softside waterbeds are popular among consumers. Regular-sized linen or sheet can be used with this type of waterbed.

Type of Maintenance Required for Waterbeds

The waterbed fell out of popularity in the 1990s due to a number of reasons, including the bed’s weight, the lengthy process of filling up the beds and the extensive maintenance required to take care of waterbeds and make them last as long as possible.

Although these problems are not as major as before, you do still need to perform some maintenance on waterbeds. To have and use a waterbed:

  • You need to do the job of filling your waterbed yourself. When you buy one, you must bear in mind that it can be quite a tedious task to install a waterbed mattress. A king waterbed holds approximately 235 gallons of water. Installation is a drawback for many people because it is not always the easiest or most fun task to snake a garden hose into the bedroom.
  • It is necessary to apply a waterbed conditioner every year. You need to do this to keep the vinyl of your waterbed supple and keep it from becoming brittle. Doing this annually helps in making the waterbed last longer.
  • Although leaks are not as much of a problem as they were in the past, you do need to check and fix them from time to time. You can use a vinyl repair kit to fix leaks. These kits usually come with a vinyl repair patch and liquid cement. You can also use these kits to quickly fix and repair holes in air mattresses if you own one.
  • It may be necessary that you set aside some time to drain the mattress now and then. Keep in mind that full waterbeds are extremely heavy – roughly 2000 pounds if it is a king size and slightly lesser if it is a queen. So, while the water in the mattress does not have to be changed, you will have to drain it if you are going to move a waterbed. You will need a garden hose to drain the mattress, similar to how you feel it.

Top 5 Waterbeds on the Market

Here is a look at 5 of the best waterbeds available on the market today.

Boyd California King Comfort Supreme Waveless Waterbed Mattress

boyd

This waterbed mattress comes with a 4-layer wave reduction system, which provides roughly 99% motion reduction while you are sleeping. The Boyd California King Comfort Supreme is made with a unique patented hi-loft thermal-bonded fiber coupled with a thermavinyl heat resistant bottom. It also features air-cushioned reinforced 4-layer corners to give you a long-lasting waterbed, regal foam waveless top comfort layer. The mattress also features revolutionary and 4-point memory stretch tether system. With the highest-quality heavy-duty vinyl, vacuum-molded impression top, this is one of the best waterbeds you will find nowadays.

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InnoMax Sanctuary Free Flow Full Wave Waterbed Mattress

innomax

Featuring a rigid side box frame, the InnoMax Sanctuary waterbed with full depth is a great choice. It comes with No Wave Reduction and a weightless feel that features full-motion performance and gravity-neutral fluid suspension to provide mid-body support. The T-corner lap seam construction and double reinforced corners ensure a durable waterbed mattress. The Low-Tension Mattress design of the InnoMax Sanctuary waterbed mattress combined with a zero-wave elimination system ensures that you have a comfortable waterbed that provides the support your body needs while sleeping. Go for this waterbed mattress if you are looking for a high-quality, durable waterbed that offers superior lumbar support.

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California King Free Flow Waterbed Mattress

innomax

Made by United States Water Mattress, this free-flow waterbed mattress will fit into a traditional California King hard side waterbed frame. The California King Free Flow Waterbed Mattress is designed to ensure comfort while you sleep. Made with heavy 100% virgin vinyl, the mattress features reinforced corners to make sure that it lasts many years. It features a Dura Heat bottom for heat transfer and an L-corner construction as well. This waterbed mattress also comes with a fill kit and conditioner to prevent bacterial and algae buildup. For a top-notch waterbed mattress, this is one of the best ones you can buy for your home.

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InnoMax Genesis 800 Ultra Waveless Lumbar Support Waterbed Mattress

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This waterbed mattress has many features that make it a fantastic buy, including near Waveless Performance, enhanced mid-body support system, gravity neutral fluid suspension, multi-layer wave elimination system and much more. It is puncture resistant and comes with a 4-way tethered support system. The InnoMax Genesis 800 waterbed mattress is designed for comfort and durability as well as to provide the crucial lumbar support you need while you are sleeping. Made with premium 24 mil paralyzed vinyl, this waterbed mattress is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a high-quality waterbed.

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Boyd King Total Waveless Hardside Waterbed Mattress

This Total Waveless waterbed mattress made with the highest quality heavy-duty vinyl is cut generously to give you contoured support. The Boyd Total Waveless Hardside waterbed mattress features double-thick corners that are reinforced to provide durability. The mattress has good lumbar support thanks to its three-layer design and a wave reduction system with two additional layers. This waterbed mattress also comes with a liner and fill-kit to help you maintain it and make sure that it lasts you a long time. When it comes to waterbed mattresses, the Boyd King Waveless Hardside Waterbed Mattress is one of the top ones available on the market today.

There are many high-quality waterbeds that you can choose from for your home. Contrary to what many people believe, waterbeds that are made nowadays are designed with your comfort and body support in mind. They are made with materials of the highest quality to give you a product that is easy to maintain and lasts a very long time. With the advanced and innovative technology used to make today’s waterbed mattresses, finding a top-notch waterbed with amazing features is not a problem at all. If you want a high-quality waterbed for your home, check out these top ones available on the market to get an idea of what you should look for and get great value for your money.

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Tuft & Needle just launched an all-new mattress for 2018 called the Mint. This mattress is thicker and plusher than the original Tuft and Needle. I was able to buy a twin size earlier this year. Below are my findings. A queen size Mint mattress retails for $995 after discounts and comes with two free pillows.

Overview of the Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress

The Tuft and Needle Mint arrives in a box very similar to the original Tuft and Needle mattress.

Here’s what it looks like out of the box. To open it just use scissors and carefully cut into the plastic making sure not to cut the fabric or the mattress.

mint unboxedThe Mint mattress is distinguished by its dark color and a green mint tag on the corner.

Tuft and Needle mint

Below is a video overview of the mattress.

Construction of the Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress

tuft and needle mint construction

  1. 1. More Graphite

    30% extra graphite maximizes cooling, sweeping 50% more heat away from the body.

  2. 2. Higher Quality Gel

    Upgraded Ceramic Gel absorbs 5 times more heat than conventional blue-gel products.

  3. 3. Open Cell Technology

    Our open-cell foam technology is designed to allow air to flow freely through the mattress, increasing breathability.

How Much Does the Tuft and Needle Mint Cost?

Below are the latest prices as of this writing

SizeRetail Price
Twin595
Twin XL$645
Full$845
Queen$995
King$1,145
California King$1,145

My Tuft and Needle Mint Findings

The Tuft and Needle Mint is a considerably softer mattress than the original. You sink into this mattress right away and it hugs you a lot more as you can see in the picture below.

Tuft and Needle Mint Sinkage

Below is another video showing how responsive each layer is inside the mattress. Notice that the top layers still recover fairly quickly.

Here’s a quick video that illustrates how the Tuft and Needle Mint Handles Motion transfer. Since it’s an all foam mattress and it cradles so well, you really won’t feel movement from your partner at night.

Finally, here’s a video taken with my thermal camera that shows heat retention on the mattress.

 

My Tuft and Needle Mint Recommendation

If you want a soft mattress that you can really sink into quickly, this is a great mattress. While it’s easy to make a soft mattress, it’s not so easy to stay cool. Tuft and Needle has incorporated multiple cooling features that will add up to a comfortable and cool nights sleep for side sleepers or anyone who wants a super comfortable and conforming mattress.

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Tuft And Needle Mattress Review Consumer Reports Top Pick!

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Welcome to a new era in mattress shopping. The days of going to a mattress store, lying on dozens of beds for 10 minutes each and being thoroughly confused with names, models, features, fillings and warranties are over. There are new online start-ups, including Tuft & Needle, that are disrupting the mattress industry and doing a phenomenal job!

Tempurpedic was the first company to introduce consumers to memory foam. For years Tempurpedic was the only game in town until slowly other companies started getting in the memory foam game. However, prices didn’t change all that much and if they did, there was a big sacrifice in quality. Fast forward a decade and there are now all sorts of online mattress companies emerging that are proving to be a quality mattress.

Tuft & Needle is the first online bed start-up company bed that I have tested. For context, I have been through dozen’s of beds looking for the right amount of support and comfort and so far have not been 100% with any of my mattresses to date. I currently sleep on a king size organic latex mattress from Savvy Rest which is a great mattress but cost me over $3,000. For comparison, you can get a king size Tuft & Needle mattress for $500 including delivery!

Below is my experience with Tuft & Needle from the ordering process to how it sleeps.

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

tuft and needle box

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

tuft and needle roll packed

Overview of the Tuft and Needle Mattress

What irritates me most about mattress shopping is the over abundance of choices. There’s so many options that you end up getting analysis paralysis. With Tuft & Needle, they only make 1 mattress. No different levels of firmness, no pillows, sheets or other accessories. Why should you be satisfied with only 1 choice? Well, for starters, it allows Tuft & Needle to focus on making 1 really exceptional product instead of multiple mediocre ones. Additionally, if for any reason you don’t like the mattress, they offer a 30 day no hassle return. And really the return process couldn’t be simpler. According to their website, you can donate it to a local charity and then send them your receipt as proof for a full refund. No need to ship back to the company:

To return your mattress, we work together to donate it to a local charity or non-profit. It’s that easy. Once your mattress is donated, send us a scanned or photographed copy of your donation receipt via email and we’ll process your refund in full.

We’re experts at finding donation locations. If you’re unsure of where to donate or need help, just let us know by phone or email [email protected]; we’d be happy to help find places! If we can’t find a donation location, then we’ll coordinate with a 3rd party pickup service free of charge.

The order form is literally 1 page and you just enter your name address and credit card info. You then get follow up confirmation and tracking information (shipped via fedex). It took about 1 week from hitting “order” to the mattress arriving at my doorstep. Tuft and Needle is headquartered out of Phoenix so if you’re in the area, you can test out their bed by making an appointment on their website and going to their local showroom.

Construction of the Tuft and Needle

Below are the construction details of the mattress showing the benefits of each piece.

tuft and needle construction

How Much Does the Tuft and Needle Mattress Cost?

Below are the prices of the mattress as of this writing.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$350
Twin XL$395
Full$495
Queen$595
King$750
California King$750

My Tuft and Needle Findings

This mattress is a bit on the firmer end of the spectrum. You won’t get a lot of sink with this mattress. Here’s a picture of how much sink you get using my 14 lb. bowling ball.

tuft and needle sinkI tossed my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to see how much give it has. See below

Here’s a look at the inside of the mattress. As you can see it measures 10 inches thick.

As you can see below you still get great contouring with the comfort layer.

tuft bowling ball

The video below shows how each layer reacts.

How does it feel to sleep on a Tuft and Needle Mattress?

I had my first night’s sleep on the Tuft and Needle mattress 3 days ago. This may sound funny but I didn’t sleep well the first night because I couldn’t get over how comfortable it is! It is like sleeping on a marshmallow, not that I’ve ever slept on one but I can imagine this is how it would feel. Like I said I’m primarily a side sleeper and the Tuft&Needle mattress was perfect for it!

There are some reviews online saying the mattress is too firm but I couldn’t disagree more. In fact, it feels a little than my organic latex bed from Savvy Rest. I’m a side/stomach sleeper so I’m a bit more finicky than a back sleeper in terms of need for softness. I have been waking up each time with absolutely no neck or hip soreness. You sink into the bed but it bounces back and rolls with you as opposed to a typical memory foam mattress that takes time to regain its shape.

Check out the Consumer Reports Tuft and Needle Mattress review. Consumer reports ranks the Tuft and Needle above 37 other memory foam mattresses rated! It is rated higher than the Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme.

I had my wife and daughter take naps on the bed and they both love how it feels. My 7-year-old daughter wanted to replace it with her old mattress right away.

I honestly see no downside to giving this mattress a try. It is unlike anything I have tested out in the stores and the quality is right up there with mattresses costing at least twice as much. It is the highest reviewed mattress on Amazon right now with 757 customer reviews which says something. Given their generous and hassle-free return policy, I strongly recommend giving this mattress a try.

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If the thought to buy mattress online seems frightening, you’re not alone. With the enormous numbers of mattress manufacturers offering a mind boggling variety of options, it can sure be confusing to find the right pick. The online mattress industry is growing with leaps and bounds, with several new companies coming into the business and adding to the zillion options already available. Each company tries to come up with an innovative technology that will make them stand out from the rest and attract customers. The competition is only getting high in the mattress industry, and while that means more options for those looking for a quality mattress, it’s also a lot more time-consuming to browse through the overwhelming number of options and find the right one.

The online mattress industry is already at $20+billion, with newer companies constantly coming in. There are several companies that are already many years old, and there are brands that are new in the business. All of them claim to be better than everyone else, making a choice even harder for customers.

You are going to find a wider variety of mattresses online than anywhere else. Even though there are a lot of options to sort through, there are several definite advantages of buying a mattress online.

Advantages of Buying Mattress Online

Even until a few years ago, mattress shopping used to be a time-consuming task. With online retailers not as abundant, the only option was to travel from one store to another, trying to find a suitable bed. Once you found the right one, it was your job to transport the mattress, unload it and unbox it. The whole process was so tedious that people put off buying a new mattress until their bed was falling apart.

With online shopping, the process of buying a mattress is a breeze. You can sit at the office and place your order for a new mattress, and have it delivered to your house in a matter of days. In fact, online retailing is so popular today that brick and mortar stores are also offering their products online. After all, when you have more convenience online, why bother traveling to brick and mortar stores to check out mattresses?

More Options When you Purchase Mattress Online

It can never be doubted that there are far more options online that you will ever get to see at a showroom. Online retailers have no showroom. Once you choose a mattress from the online listing, they either make one for you or ship one to you from their warehouse. Thousands of mattresses are available at just a touch or a click, without the need to spend days dropping into several different stores. Whether you want a twin or a queen, memory foam or natural latex, under $500 or a luxury mattress, there’s everything available online. And the best thing is, you can browse, shop around and purchase without wasting precious time.

The convenience of Buying Mattress Online

Mattresses are heavy, and if you don’t have the strength or the right vehicle, it can be a nightmare to bring a mattress home. When you shop online, the mattress is delivered to your doorstep and sometimes even unboxed and installed for you. The customer doesn’t have to load and unload the mattress or worry about having it shipped home. That’s the convenience you enjoy only with online shopping.

Compare Prices of Mattresses Online

If you had to compare prices of mattresses from two different showrooms, you would have to visit the showrooms, get quotes, come home and device and then go again to make a purchase. With online shopping, you can compare prices of different products and brands without having to go anywhere. Simply visit the websites of each mattress company and see their prices. It’s that easy. When you find the most affordable option, you can make a purchase.

Sleep Trial of Online Mattress Companies

Online mattress companies offer something that no brick and mortar showroom ever does– free sleep trial. That means you sleep on the mattress during the trial period to find out if it suits you. If it does, you keep it. If it doesn’t, you can return it within the trial period and get a full refund. And that’s not all. It’s the company’s job to pick up the mattress just the way it got delivered to you. That’s not something that you get when you buy a mattress from a showroom.

Best Places to Buy Mattress Online

When it comes to online mattress shopping, you can always buy one from Amazon. But when you buy a branded mattress from a third-party site, you lose out on perks like free shipping, sleep trial, and warranty. These are available only when you purchase the mattress directly from the retailer.

Now that we know the benefits of buying a mattress online let’s look at the top websites where you could head for your next purchase.

Tuft & Needle

  • Price Range: $300-$1200
  • Mattress Type: Foam
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Delivery: Free

Tuft & Needle is based in Arizona and was founded in 2012 by Daehee Park and JT Marino. Tuft & Needle makes value-based foam mattresses that provide cooling, comfort, and pressure relief. If you have never purchased a mattress online and need something within a strict budget, Tuft & Needle is the best choice.

Purple

  • Price Range: $500-$1200
  • Mattress Type: Foam
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Delivery: Free

One of the newer mattress companies, Purple was founded in 2015 by brothers Tony and Terry Pearce after successfully integrating a hyper-elastic polymer in the mattress design. Because of this material, the Purple mattress adapts to the shape of your body and cushions your body in comfort without making you hot. The comfort and pressure relief are akin to memory foam while the flexibility is like latex. Purple offers a 15 percent discount for those in service.

Saatva

  • Price Range: $500-$1500
  • Mattress Types: Spring, Foam, and Latex
  • Trial Period: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 15 years
  • Delivery: Free

Saatva was established in 2010 by Ron Rudzin and Ricky Joshi. in While Saatva makes only spring mattresses, its sister brands Loom and Leaf and Zenhaven manufacture foam and latex mattresses. Saatva is an exclusive online company and has been rated as one of the top places to buy a comfortable mattress at a reasonable price.

Tempur-Pedic

  • Price Range: $1200 – $5000+
  • Mattress Types: Memory Foam, hybrid
  • Trial Period:90 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Delivery: Free

One of the longest standing online mattress companies, Tempur-Pedic was founded in 1992 and is the industry standard for memory foam mattresses. Tempur-Pedic sets a benchmark with its design, materials, and quality, and has the maximum number of positive reviews from customers. Aside from three mattress ranges, the company also has mattress foundations, sheets, pillows, and other bedding items designed for a comfortable sleep.

Lull

  • Price range: $500 – $1000
  • Mattress Type: Memory Foam
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Delivery: Free

Lull was founded by Sven Klein, Matt Walker, Thomas Adams and Brad Inscoe with the aim to offer a premium bed at a reasonable price. The Lull mattress is not only among the most affordable options today but also top-rated, offering a hassle-free process and responsive customer service. Lull has only one type of mattress, available in a few different sizes.

Nest Bedding

  • Price Range: $400 – $2000
  • Mattress Types: Foam, memory foam, Hybrid, Latex
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Delivery: Free

If you support natural living, then Nest Bedding could be interesting for you. It isn’t every day that you find organic bedding, the very reason why Joe Alexander established the company in 2011. The San Francisco-based bedding company offers a variety of different mattresses, all made from natural, organic materials. The products offered by Nest Bedding include memory foam, hybrid, and latex. The best thing is that Nest Bedding manufactures its own materials and offers a lifetime warranty on the products.

Sleep Number

  • Price Range: $300 – $5000
  • Mattress Type: Smart mattress/airbed
  • Trial Period: 100 nights
  • Warranty: 25 years
  • Delivery: Free

Sleep Number could possibly be the oldest mattress company, founded in 1987 by Bob Walker and his wife, JoAnn. Although they only have one mattress type, it is incredibly innovative, using Responsive Air technology to adjust the firmness and support automatically. The mattress also adapts to your body shape and movements to offer the best sleep. The Sleep Number mattress is expensive, but because it’s so adjustable, you might never need another mattress.

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The Emma Mattress

The Emma mattress is an online mattress brand that has found tremendous success in the UK. Now it is available in the USA. The mattress has earned high reviews from the publication, Which as their Best Buy in the mattress category for 2018. That’s the equivalent of Consumer Reports in the United States. This mattress is a 3 layer foam mattress but they have brought along some interesting innovation giving it a unique feel. With our exclusive discount, this mattress comes in at less than $750 for a queen, making it a very competitively priced mattress.

Overview of the Emma Mattress

Your mattress will arrive in a box and come compressed and wrapped. This makes it easy to get into your house. Here’s what it looks like out of the box.

Emma out of the box

The video below is a quick overview of the mattress.

How Much Does the Emma Mattress Cost?

Below are the current prices of the mattress before any discounts are applied.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$499
Twin XL$599
Full$799
Queen$899
King$1,099
Cal King$1,099

Construction of the Emma Mattress

Below are the construction details as listed on their website. This mattress is made in the USA.

Climate regulating top cover

Breathable Air Comfort Cover

Adaptive Airgocell® foam

Pressure Relieving Visco-Elastic Memory Foam

Supportive Base Foam with Adaptive Cut-out Technology

My Emma Mattress Findings

As you can see in the picture below the Emma mattress sinks quite a bit. It is even more pronounced as you add more weight. This makes it an ideal mattress for people that like to sink in the mattress and get maximum pressure relief.

Emma mattress sinkage

The video below illustrates motion transfer. Since it’s an all foam mattress, motion is contained. What I found interesting is that the top layer is very resilient and recovers almost instantly. This gives the mattress just a little bit of bounce.

The cover is made for optimal airflow. It is a zippered cover so is removable as well. There is venting along the side so air can dissipate from the top and sides. The cover also grips the mattress better than other covers I have tried. This gives it a solid feel. It also has handles form making it easier to rotate and transport the mattress.

emma cover

Here’s how each layer of the mattress looks.

Inside the Emma Mattress

Here you can see more of the inside of the mattress and where the holes in the base layer are placed to provide better contouring for your shoulders.

Emma Mattress Zone

This video shows how each layer reacts. The top layer sinks and recovers quickly while the transition layer provides the support and pressure relief.

The cover has handles stitched into the sides to make rotating and transporting easier.

My Emma Mattress Recommendation

I really enjoyed the feel of this mattress. You get a somewhat soft mattress without all the drawbacks. You get to sink into the Emma but it doesn’t sleep nearly as hot as other soft mattresses. I think that’s in large part to the open cell foam layer at the top and the design of the cover. I recommend this mattress for side and back and occasional stomach sleepers that want a soft mattress where you sink into it just a bit.

I found it very easy to change positions on this mattress and when you do, the mattress recovers quickly so you aren’t left with impressions. This mattress comes with a 100 night trial and a 10 year guarantee. If you aren’t happy with it during the 100 nights, returns are free as well.

Learn more about the Emma Mattress

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