Nodical Mattress Review | A Grown Up Bed 1

Nodical Mattress Review | A Grown Up Bed

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The Nodical Bed is the newest mattress in a box company on the scene. Nodical Bed is a product developed by Allied Aerofoam Products LLC which happens to be the country’s largest foam product manufacturer so they know foam. The Nodical brand is their venture into the bed in a box marketplace which is already a crowded one.

I received the Nodical Restore which is a 10″ thickness as compared to the Nodical HD which is 12″ in thickness. It has a removable cover like many of the other mattresses.



Ordering the mattress is super easy just like all the other companies simple and fast. Delivery is fast and tracking is provided. There’s no showroom so I do my best to try and give you a sense of what this mattress is like.

Unboxing the mattress is also similar to other compressed beds that I have unboxed. Below is a photo upon opening the box:

Nodical Bed message


Inside the instruction book you also get a mattress cutter:

nodical bed cutter

The mattress is true to size coming in at 10 inches. The angle is hard to get so it may look a little off but it is a full 10 inches.

nodical depth

The Nodical Restore is a wonderful mattress.. It doesn’t have much bounce to it as compared to a Brooklyn Bedding or Love Bed mattress due to the fact that there’s no latex.

From the graph below, Nodical is making the case that the Restore is a bit softer than the HD.  I do my own bowling ball test to show sinkage and bounce, see below.

Nodical Softness

This mattress comes in all the standard sized as shown:


SizeSKUWeight (lb)Dimensions
TwinMAT-10CO-TW39.4 lb39.5 x 74.5 x 10in
TwinXLMAT-10CO-TX42 lb39.5 x 79.5 x 10in
FullMAT-10CO-FU54.7 lb53.5 x 74.5 x 10in
QueenMAT-10CO-QU64.9 lb59.5 x 79.5 x 10in
KingMAT-10CO-KI82.4 lb75.5 x 79.5 x 10in
Cal KingMAT-10CO-CK81.9 lb71.5 x 83.5 x 10in


To give you a sense of the makeup of the mattresses, here’s a cross section of the Nodical Restore. As you can see, there’s four layers to this mattress. The top is the cooling, squishy layer.

Nodical inside


Here’s the cross section explanation from the website:

restore cross section

Notice that the top layer is fairly squishy. It is also cool to the touch.

As I said before, there’s not much bounce to this bed which also has an effect on reducing motion transfer. You sort of sleep on top of the bed similar to the Live & Sleep and Tuft & Needle mattress. I actually prefer this sensation as opposed to sinking in.

Here’s a side by side comparison with sinkage. The bowling ball on the left is 14 lbs. and the ball on the right is 10 lbs.

nodical bed sinkage


The Nodical bed is a great choice for people that prefer to sleep on a somewhat firmer mattress that won’t give them a stuck in the mud feeling. I think Nodical will definitely satisfy their target demographic, older people who are focused more on a good nights rest that will alleviate body aches rather than recreational activities.

There is a fair amount of off gassing but not much more than the Leesa or YogaBed. The new mattress smell has dissipated significantly after a week of use but still faintly exists.

I recommend this mattress to people looking for firm support that will also address pressure points. Stomach and back sleepers in particular will sleep well on this mattress. For side sleepers I would recommend something a little softer. Click Here to shop Nodical.

UPDATE 8-26-15

Nodical Mattress is no more. If you are looking for a comparable mattress check out Live & Sleep.  Read my full Live and Sleep Review Here.

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Nature's Sleep Mattress Review - Emerald Gel 1

Nature’s Sleep Mattress Review – Emerald Gel

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I received a free Nature’s Sleep mattress for review. Nature’s Sleep is a company you need to take into consideration when choosing a mattress.  They also don’t subscribe to the one size fit’s all approach. The understand that there are many different types of sleepers and each of their mattresses is made with that in mind.

I had a chance to review the Emerald Gel Mattress which is the latest product from Nature’s Sleep. It was designed with stomach  sleepers in mind, which I am. I think stomach sleepers can be the hardest to accommodate since it is a position that can be hard on the back and is not recommended by most sleep experts.


Nature’s Sleep Mattresses come packed in a box. It weighed about 60 lbs. The box is also not as pretty as some but who cares, I’m not sleeping on the box and I would rather the money go into the mattress than design of a box.


I can say without a doubt that this is the best mattress I have ever slept on as a stomach sleeper. It beats out all the other mattresses I have reviewed thus far, including Savvy Rest which is a $3,000 organic latex mattress.

The first night I slept on it, I was shocked at how well I slept. No tossing or changing positions and best of all I was able to sleep on my stomach with no pain! The bed sleeps cool for a memory foam mattress. I always keep my room cool at night so not sure how it will perform in the summer when the AC can’t keep up but so far it has been great.

Unlike some of the other mattresses I have reviewed, this is a true memory foam mattress. You sink into the mattress and it conforms very well to your body. It doesn’t have much bounce at all which can be good or bad depending on your preference. I thought that I would miss some of the bounciness I have come to appreciate with my Savvy Rest bed but that all faded when I was able to get comfortable quickly, and stay comfortable all night.

According to their website, this bed works for all types of sleepers, back and side sleepers alike but especially for stomach sleepers. I used a very thin memory foam pillow to sleep on this bed which turned out to be a good choice.



The cover looks and feels great. It has a nice texture to it and is very smooth and cool to the touch. It has a zipper all the way around if you want to remove it just like all the other mattresses I have reviewed. This cover however is much thicker and of better quality. There’s actual a 1″ layer of vitex memory foam contained inside of it for another layer of softness.

Under the Hood


The Emeral Gel mattress contains a top layer of gel memory foam followed by another layer of memory foam then a more sturdy foam base. In all the mattress measures about 12 inches.



The Nature’s Sleep Emerald Gel is a very soft mattress. Softer than any mattress I have tried. A trade off is that you will sink into the mattress and lose some bounce. However an advantage to this is that there’s also less motion transfer.


In the video above you will notice that the bed doesn’t have any bounce. This can be good or bad depending on how much you like to bounce around! I appreciate how you just sink right into the bed and there’s little motion transfer.


Nature’s sleep offers a 20 year limited warranty on their mattresses. That’s a solid length of time but please make sure to read the fine print.  It should also be noted that Nature’s sleep does not have a trial period according to their FAQ. So it is a little bit more of a risk compared to the other mattresses reviewed.


If you are a stomach sleeper, you really can’t go wrong with this mattress.  I am able to fall asleep quickly and most importantly, stay asleep. I don’t wake up sore or numb. Instead I get up on time ready to start my day.

The queen sized Emerald Gel mattress has a list price of $2,800. However you can get 60% off all the memory foam mattresses they offer with the coupon code, SLEEPBEN60. Click Here to shop.

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Leesa Mattress Review (2022 Update) Luxury in a Box?

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I received a free Leesa Mattress to review on The Sleep Sherpa. I had the opportunity to speak with one of the Founders of the Leesa Mattress Company who really knows mattresses and wanted to enhance the experience of mattress buyers at an extremely competitive price. They do this by cutting out the middleman, the mattress store. This allows them to give you a better quality mattress than what you will find in a typical mattress store at less than half the price! It’s a remarkable bargain. Leesa is now the official Michael Phelps Mattress. Yes, that Michael Phelps!

Best of all you get 100 nights to try it for free. They have a no-hassle return policy where they arrange a pickup of the mattress and haul it out for you for free with a full refund!

Here’s my experience with the Leesa Mattress from start to finish. It was fun and easy!

How to Buy a Leesa Mattress

Purchasing the Leesa Mattress was a seamless experience.  To shop Leesa,  just pick your size, enter your address and credit card info and presto! a new mattress in a tidy little box arrives at your doorstep in about a week. You get tracking information once your mattress ships so that you know when to expect it at your doorstep. Very convenient for knowing when to ditch your old mattress or at least get it out of the way for the upgrade. The mattress arrives in a box which makes it easy to transport to any room in your house without worrying about moving furniture or navigating narrow corridors.

Unboxing the Leesa Mattress. How soon can you sleep on it?

Here’s a video of me unboxing the Leesa Mattress. It’s super easy and fun! It decompresses to full size in about 2 minutes. You can hear the air coming in through the plastic as you open it. Sort of like squishing a marshmallow and letting go.

Overview of the Leesa Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview of the mattress. It has changed a bit since the original Leesa came out.

Sleep Experience on the Leesa Mattress

My first impression of sleeping on the Leesa Mattress is that is has a really soft top layer. Softer than Tuft&Needle and Yogabed so if you like a softer mattress, this is it! There is a little bit more bounce to the Leesa Bed so make sure you are aware of that. However, that makes it good for other activities.  The Leesa Mattress sort of hugs your body which makes it extra cozy but it bounces back into shape quickly so unlike memory foam you don’t find yourself digging out of the bed. The bed is also firm enough so that you don’t feel like you will roll off or disturb your partner.

When sleeping on the Leesa bed you get a sort of floating sensation. It almost feels like you’re weightless because there aren’t any pressure points to wake you up in the middle of the night. The mattress cradles your body and provides the perfect distribution of comfort and support throughout the night. I am a stomach sleeper so I have a very high standard for pressure points.

Unlike a traditional memory foam mattress, you won’t find yourself trying to dig out of an impression if you wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

I also really like the aesthetics of the Leesa Bed. It’s a beautifully soft and silky cover although you won’t be seeing it often underneath sheets and/or mattress protector. The cover is removable with a zipper underneath the mattress that goes all the way around to it’s easy to remove and wash if you like.

With each mattress I get,  I do my own bowling ball test. Check out what happens when I toss my 14 lb. bowling ball on the Leesa Mattress.  You can see that it has lots of bounce and quickly goes back into shape. You get the best of a spring mattress without the springs and the best of a memory foam mattress without the lasting impressions.

In the picture below you can see how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress.

leesa mattress sink


Leesa mattress construction and technology. 

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

3-Layer Foam Construction

  • 2″ Cooling Foam Top Layer 
    IFD: 13. DENSITY: 3.0 PCF
  • 2″ Contouring Memory Foam 
    IFD: 9. DENSITY: 3 PCF
  • 6″ Core Support Foam Base 
    IFD: 32. DENSITY: 1.8 PCF

Seamless Iconic Four-stripe Cover

You can see the three distinct layers in the picture below.

Leesa Mattress Foam

The polyester fabric lycra blend cover feels silky smooth and cool. It is very supple so you really get a feel for the actual mattress. Often mattresses have thick covers that stiffen the overall feel of the mattress.

Here’s a picture of sinkage without the cover on to show you how each layer supports you.

leesa sinkageHere’s a video showing how each layer of the Leesa mattress reacts.

Remember, you get a 100-night satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like it they will give you a FULL REFUND and make the return process hassle free which means no trips to the post office or anything like that. It’s like they bring the showroom to you!

Here’s their return policy from the Leesa website:

First, try your Leesa for at least 30 nights. This allows your body ample time to adjust to the feel of a new mattress.

We’re confident you’ll love your Leesa but if you don’t, you have up to 100 nights to let us know. There are zero return fees and you do not have to worry about fitting your Leesa back in the box. We’ll arrange to have your mattress picked up from your home with no additional effort or cost on your part. We do our best to locate a charity in your community otherwise we coordinate your pick up with our recycle partner. Then we refund your purchase in full.

My Leesa Mattress Recommendation

I couldn’t recommend the Leesa Mattress more. I have slept on beds in excess of $3,500 and the Leesa Mattress provides just as much if not more comfort at a fraction of the price with a better warranty/trial period!

If you are new to memory foam or just unsure about which mattress to purchase. The Leesa is a safe bet. There’s no risk so you can just try it for free to see if memory foam is right for you. The vast majority of people that go with a Leesa, love it. So chances are you will too! If not, you then have a point of reference to work from and I can help guide you to the perfect one.

Leesa Girl











Leesa was recently named the official mattress of the Washington Redskins. Additionally, Michael Phelps is the official brand ambassador for the Leesa Mattress. Watch him dive into a Leesa on their website.

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Live and Sleep Mattress Review 1

Live and Sleep Mattress Review

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UPDATE: Check out my official Live and Sleep Mattress Review HERE!

The Live and Sleep Mattress is a very new company in the start-up mattress space. They are headquartered out of Nevada. Similar to Tuft&Needle, YogaBed and Leesa, they also have a philanthropic angle where they have partnered with the National Alliance to End Homelessness where they donate to this organization with every purchase made.

Live and Sleep is an amazing company. Although the start-up mattress in a box space is getting crowded Live & Sleep stands out.

Check out my updated review of Live & Sleep and see why it’s a no brainer.

Slumber Party! Inside The Unlikely Mattress Startup Boom - BuzzFeed News

Slumber Party! Inside The Unlikely Mattress Startup Boom – BuzzFeed News

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The Warby Parker of Bedding? BuzzFeed has a great article on all the new mattress startups popping up online. Saatva, Yogabed, Leesa, Keetsa and Tuft & Needle are all out to get a share of the mutli billion dollar mattress industry. Some insiders think that these mattress startups will fail but I think they are definitely filling a need and doing so at a very fair price. There’s really no reason to spend thousands of dollars on a quality mattress. The new competition introduced by these startups has created an option for high quality with a very low price and exceptional customer service on top of that. Here’s the article, Slumber Party! Inside The Unlikely Mattress Startup Boom – BuzzFeed News.