Nectar Mattress Review

Nectar Mattress Review Best Mattress Brand of 2023

Recently updated on March 24th, 2023 at 08:12 pm

Nectar Mattress Review 2023


The Nectar Mattress is a great option for those who want plenty of support and comfort without spending a lot of money. The Nectar mattress comes in three different firmness levels, so it can be tailored to each person’s needs. Additionally, the Nectar mattress is supportive enough for heavier people (up to 230lbs). Some reviewers did note that there was an initial off-gassing smell, but it dissipated over time. Overall, the Nectar Mattress is a great option for budget-conscious shoppers or anyone who wants an easy-to-transport mattress.

  • This bed offers plenty of support and comfort, without costing an arm and a leg.
  • The Nectar mattress comes in three different firmness levels (soft, medium, and firm), so it’s perfect for everyone.
  • Some reviewers mentioned that the off-gassing smell was noticeable at first, but eventually subsided.
  • The sink-in feel of this mattress helped several users sleep better than ever before.
  • The Nectar mattress is also supportive enough for heavier people (up to 230lbs).
  • If you’re on a tight budget, or want something that’s easy to transport, the Nectar Mattress is a great option to consider!

Nectar Mattress Pros

The Nectar Mattress is a popular option that provides plenty of support and comfort. It is available in three different firmness levels to suit everyone’s needs. Additionally, the sink-in feel of the mattress helps several users sleep better than ever before. Some reviewers did notice an off-gassing smell, but most user reviews were positive.

  • The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is popular and has many positive reviews:

    41,000 customer reviews on the Nectar website gives you a good idea of how people feel about the mattress. It is one of the most popular memory foam mattresses out there and just as well known as Tempurpedic nowadays.

  • Nectar mattresses are available in different firmness levels:

    There are three levels of firmness – soft (Nectar Copper Premier, medium Nectar Premier, and firm Nectar Original – to suit your needs. If you want a firmer mattress, take a look at the Nectar 4.0 which is only available in stores. 

  • Nectar also introduced the Nectar Premier Hybrid and Nectar Premier Copper Hybrid. They are basically the same as the all foam Nectar Mattresses but instead of a base foam layer, they use a pocket coil spring system to give them a different type of support that only springs can provide. The Nectar Premier Hybrid and Necter Premier Copper Hybrid cost more than their memory foam Nectar counterparts but they feel great. 
  • The mattress is affordable and meets most people’s expectations:

    While some reviewers didn’t like the feel of Memory Foam, most users think the Nectar is an incredible value for the price, especially compared to retail competitors.

  • Some reviewers thought it was too firm while others loved it:

    While everyone has their own preference, some users found that this mattress is not supportive enough for heavier people (over 230lbs). That is especially true with the original Nectar Mattress.

  • Some reviewers did notice an off-gassing smell, but most user reviews were positive. Keep in mind, the off-gassing will eventually go away.
  • The medium-firm feel is comfortable and helps you sleep better than ever.
  • If you struggle to get comfortable on a new bed, consider investing in one of the best mattress toppers to boost its softness until you break in your new bed more.
  • The Nectar mattress will work with most bed frames. As long as it is on a solid surface your Nectar mattress will perform at its best. None of the Nectar models require a box spring. They will work on a slatted base as long as the slats are no more than 3 inches apart and are solid enough where they don’t bow. 
  • The Nectar Original, Nectar Hybrid, Nectar Premier Copper and Nectar Premier all work with an adjustable bed. You don’t need to purchase the Nectar brand adjustable base either. There are many other options that have more features to get the most out of your mattress. 

Nectar Mattress Cons

The Nectar Mattress has some drawbacks that should be considered before purchasing. Some users thought the mattress was too soft, while others found it too firm. The Nectar is also not very supportive for heavier people, which may make it uncomfortable. Additionally, the delivery process was delayed for some customers and there is no customer service available to help with any issues that may arise. There is also no warranty on the Nectar mattress, meaning that if there are any problems, you will have to pay for them yourself.

  • Some people did not like the softness of the mattress:

    Some reviewers thought the Nectar was too soft, and others found it too firm. I found the Nectar Premier to be a medium feel. Most online mattresses try and achieve a medium firm feel. 

  • Not supportive enough for heavier people:

    The Nectar is not very supportive for heavier people, who may find it uncomfortable. However light weight sleepers will love the Nectar Premier and especially the Nectar Copper premier as they will provide the pressure relief they are looking for. 

  • Delivery was delayed:

    The delivery process was delayed for some customers. This depends on demand. Holiday sales tend to slow down deliveries considerably.

  • Off-gassing smell:

    Some reviewers noticed an off-gassing smell, which lasted for several hours to several days. Keep in mind that Nectar memory foam is similar to memory foam found in leading retail brands and off gassing goes with the territory.

  • Edge Support: Customer who have tried the Nectar Mattress in person say it lack edge support. If you like to put your shoes on at the edge of the bed, this may be a problem. Edge support can be an issue the Nectar, Nectar Premier Mattress and especially the Nectar Premier Copper mattress since it is so soft. 
  • Not comfortable:

    Many users found the Nectar Mattress was not comfortable, with a medium-firm feel that is not ideal for most people. This is not really a con since not everyone is going to like the same mattress despite what a mattress company tells you. 

  • Hot Sleepers:

    The Nectar mattress can sleep hot and so can the Nectar Premier and Copper Premier because you sink into the foam more. Even with the cooling technology this could pose an issue. 

  • Limited customer service:

    This issue has mainly subsided and lately it has been easy to contact Nectar customer service through chat, phone or email.

  • Warranty:

    The Nectar does come with a lifetime warranty but it can be hard to achieve the parameters that the warranty covers.

  • Price:

    The Nectar mattress has gone up in price over the years but compared to retail brands, it is still an incredible value.

The Nectar mattress is a four-layer mattress using a gel-infused quilted memory foam layer and a dense foam core. That provides a cool breathable top gel layer sleeping surface with an overall great comfortable feel and medium firmness that has been engineered to reduce hot spots.

Nectar Mattress Review

Nectar Mattress is a new memory foam mattress company that is upping the free trial ante with a 365 day free trial period. This more than triples the length of many of the online mattress company trial periods. Amazingly, you get to sleep on it for a whole year before deciding if it’s right for you. That means you get to experience through all four seasons. Aside from the amazing trial period, it just feels great. Pay attention to the details in this mattress review. This isn’t just another typical foam mattress, it has some significant advantages over the competitors. It has a medium-firm feel but because it conforms so well, it feels great no matter what your firmness preference is.

Nectar Mattress
If you buy directly through the Nectar website you will get the 1-year trial and accessories like free sheets, protector, pillows and Google Home Hub.

This mattress is truly versatile enough to accommodate any sleeping position. It is firm enough for stomach and back sleepers for lumbar support but also conforms for side sleepers. Nectar was named one of the Best Mattresses of 2023!

Nectar is also listed as one of the best mattresses for heavy people. It offers great support without trapping body heat.

Nectar Premier Copper Review

Here’s a video of me speaking about some of the great features. What you’ll notice immediately is the quilted cover. Nectar stitches memory foam into the cover for a unique feel. You get an initial soft feeling then will transition into the support layers. You sink just enough for maximum pressure relief but not too much to where it would be hard to change positions at night.

Here’s a video overview of the new construction of the Nectar mattress. The price of the Nectar Mattress has increased over the years. When it first debuted years ago you could get a queen size for $650 but it was made in China. Now, it’s made in the USA and the foam is much better quality so it does justify the price.

Here’s the old Nectar mattress review which isn’t from that long ago…

Unboxing the Nectar Mattress

Your Nectar will arrive in a box like the one below and ships quickly!

Nectar Mattress Box 2021

The Nectar is available to try in the Sleep Sherpa store and so we unbox a fresh Nectar every 3 months or so. Here’s a video of me unboxing one. As you can see the construction is the same but the logo has been updated a little. This mattress is very popular among customers in our store.

Below is a brochure that explains the generous trial period. Again, it’s a 365 night trial period which so far is unheard of in the industry. This mattress also comes with the “Forever Warranty” meaning that as long as you own it, Nectar will warranty it against indentations over a certain amount. Although this is a very generous benefit, I am more impressed by the overall feel, price and generous trial period.

nectar mattress trial period

What is also interesting is that you can finance with no credit check required with no interest financing. You simply break out the payments into monthly installments.

How to Order the Nectar Mattress

The Nectar is a bed in a box model mattress so you can order it online or at a local store. Bed in a box brands have come a long ways over the past 7 years and are very common. 

Owning NECTAR is easy with No Credit required 6-month no-interest financing plan. Nectar uses Affirm financing,
You only need the following to order today:

  • A source of income and this does not need to be a job
  • A credit card or debit card to make the low initial and monthly payments

No credit checks are required and approval is instant
You will enjoy the product immediately and own it outright on the day of your final payment

  • You can buy out your payment schedule at any time after 90 days

For people that don’t want to settle for a mediocre mattress, they are competitively priced but since they also add financing it makes it even more accessible. Of course, you can also pay by credit card all at once.

Nectar also offers white glove delivery. They will set up your new mattress and remove the old mattress. The cost for white glove delivery is $149

Where Can I Try the Nectar Mattress?

The Nectar mattress is now available to try in person at many mattress stores around the country. You can find a store close to you by using the store locator on their website.

Should you buy the Nectar mattress in a retail store? You certainly can and you are afforded the same warranty but you may not be eligible for the 365-night trial. If you buy directly through the Nectar website you will get the 1-year trial and accessories like free sheets, protector, pillows and Google Home Hub.

You can also try the all three Nectar models, the Nectar Original, Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper at the Sleep Sherpa Mattress Store

Construction of the Nectar Mattress

Nectar Mattress Comparisons

There are now 3 models of the Nectar Mattress. The Nectar Original, Nectar Premier and Nectar Copper Premier.

Nectar  Mattress Original Construction

Nectar Construction

1. Quilted Cool Cover

Conk out cool with this soft, breathable poly-blend cover featuring heat wicking, cooling technology.

2. Nectar Comfort Layer

Drift off in three inches of Nectar gel memory foam with added softness and comfort for a good night’s rest. This contour and comfort layer provides pressure relief with cushion and support in the most sensitive areas.

3. Dynamic Support Layer

Get tailored bounce-back with 2 inches of dynamically adjusting foam. Get the support your body needs to relax into a deep sleep.

4. Stay-Stable Base layer

This sturdy 7-inch layer of standard foam ensures the comfort and support layers above it perform at their best.

5. Shift-Resistant Lower Cover

No slip-and-slide here. Your mattress stays together, no matter how much you jump on it.

Nectar Premier Construction

Nectar Premier Construction

1. Quilted Cool Cover

Conk out cool with this soft, breathable poly-blend cover featuring heat wicking, cooling technology.

2. Nectar Smart Layer With ActiveCool HD

Zonk out in a temperature-responsive oasis, with a 3-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam with phase-change material. (Designed in labs to react to your rising and dropping body temperatures, auto-adjusting to your temperature as you sleep.)

3. Dynamic Support Layer

Get tailored bounce-back with 3 inches of dynamically adjusting foam. Get the support your body needs to relax into a deep sleep.

4. Stay-Stable Base Layer

This sturdy 7-inch foam layer ensures the comfort and support layers above it perform at their best.

5.Shift-Resistant Lower Cover

No slip-and-slide here. Your mattress stays together, no matter how much you jump on it.

Nectar Premier Copper Construction

Nectar Copper Premier Construction

1. Quilted Cool Cover With Copper And Sleep Fabric Tech

Conk out cool with this soft, breathable poly-blend cover featuring heat-conductive copper fibers alongside other heat wicking, cooling technology for a cool-to-the-touch sensation.

2. Nectar Smart Layer With ActiveCool HD

Phase-changing material dynamically adapts to your sleep temp, while 4 inches of cushy, pressure-relieving gel memory foam cuddles every curve and joint. So you zonk out in a temperature-responsive oasis.

3. Dynamic Support Layer

Get tailored bounce-back with 1 inch of dynamically adjusting foam. This support layer gives you what your body needs to relax into a deep sleep.

4. Stay-Stable Base Layer

This sturdy 9-inch bottom layer of foam ensures the comfort and support layers above it perform at their tip-top best.

5. Shift-Resistant Lower Cover

No slip-and-slide here. Your mattress stays together, no matter how much you jump on it.


How Thick is a Nectar Mattress?

Nectar Original is 12 inches thick

Nectar Premier is 13 inches thick

Nectar Copper Premier is 14 inches thick

How Much Does Nectar Mattress Cost?

Nectar Mattress Construction

Nectar is one of the most competitively priced dense foam mattresses on the market. A queen size retails for $899 after discount along with a set of pillows, sheets and mattress protector included. If you buy a Nectar Premier or Copper Premier you get all the extras plus a Google Home Hub.

You can also finance the Nectar mattress through Affirm. This will allow you to pay in monthly installments with no social security number or hard credit check needed.

Does it Need a Foundation?

The Nectar doesn’t require a foundation however you can put it on a foundation as long as it is firm. It also works on an adjustable bed, wood slats or even the floor. This makes the mattress very versatile and will work on whatever furniture you decide to upgrade to in the future. In fact you can purchase the Nectar Adjustable Base along with the mattress and get everything delivered to your door.

What is the Nectar Forever Warranty?

Nectar introduced what they call, “The Forever Warranty”. This means that they guarantee the construction, and durability to the original purchaser.

Here are the details of the warrant as listed on their website:

  • For the first 10 years of ownership, we will replace your mattress with a brand new Nectar at absolutely no charge to you if defective in workmanship and materials. In years 10+ Nectar will completely repair and re-cover your Nectar, or replace your Nectar. All transportation charges will be waived if a manufacturing defect(s) or a materials failure is confirmed to exist.
  • Nectar also offers the “Choice Option” as part of our Forever Warranty™. If you are choosing the “Choice Option”, YOU KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL MATTRESS. At your choice, instead of us repairing or replacing your defective Nectar in years 10+, we will deliver a brand new one for 50% of the original price you paid.
  • Your mattress must be used on an appropriate base such as a platform bed or other suitable bed frame.
  • The warranty applies only as long as the original owner.
  • The warranty does not apply if burned or otherwise abused, damaged, misused, or neglected.
  • In order to provide the most optimum sleeping surface, the Nectar contains only the finest quality materials. As with all premium sleep products, certain adaptations will take place as your mattress adjusts to your body shape. This is to be expected and is part of the performance. Normal body impressions (not greater than 1.5”) are not defects and are not covered by the warranty. Excessive body impressions of greater than 1.5” are covered by the Forever Warranty until…Forever.

How Long will the Nectar Mattress Last?

Given the construction and the fact that it is a denser foam mattress, I expect you can get around 7-8 years out of this mattress before you notice lasting impressions or lack of support. Since Nectar is a relatively new company it’s hard to say for sure but based on my experience with similar construction this would be my best guess. 

It also depends on your weight and how often you will be using your Nectar Mattress. The Nectar Premier and Nectar Copper Premier mattress will last longer than the original Nectar mattress due to the base layer being thicker. A light stomach sleeper will get much more life out of a Nectar than a heavy side sleeper but this is true for any mattress. You don’t need to be a certified sleep coach to figure that out. 

Will the Nectar Work with an Adjustable Bed?

Yes. The Nectar is ideal for adjustable beds because it contours so well.

How Do I Return A Nectar Mattress?

The biggest complaint about Nectar is their customer service. They used to be impossible to reach on the phone so your best way to contact them is on their website through chat. Just make sure you have your order number ready which is provided on your email confirmation receipt when you first place your order. With that, they can facilitate the return. Just keep in mind mattress pickups can be delayed if they are extra busy. That’s why I always recommend starting the return process a few weeks before the trial is over.

My Nectar Findings and What Makes it Unique

Here are some preliminary shots of the Nectar Mattress.

It will slowly cradle you. Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the Nectar. 

Nectar Sinkage

I also took off the cover to show you the inside of the Nectar mattress and how it responds. This is one of the best you can get for pressure relief. Notice that it recovers slowly. The negative here is that changing positions will be a little more difficult but the positive is that I don’t think you will need to change positions at night because of how well it conforms.

Here’s a video of the quilted cover. This is what really sets it apart. It is a dense foam layer quilted into the covering. Quilting foam into the costs more from a manufacturing standpoint but it is well worth it. I haven’t felt anything quite like this before.

Below is a video illustrating heat retention so you can see how it will trap body heat.  I was surprised at the result. Given it has a gel memory foam quilted into the cover, I expected much more heat retention. The reason it performed so well is that the cover is made with a Tencel fiber that is much more breathable than cotton. Added to that is a phase change material that draws heat away. Other ultra-dense foam mattresses I have tested don’t come close in terms of drawing away heat.

You don’t need to worry about waking up your partner at night. There’s virtually no motion transfer! Check out the video below. Keep in mind, if your partner tosses and turns at night, this will affect your quality of sleep as well.

Here’s another video review showing how well it performs with motion transfer. In fact, my engineering team found this to be the best for isolating motion of all the mattresses they have tested. Sleep disturbances from your partner is a leading cause of poor sleep and Nectar addresses this head-on.

Nectar is a great mattress for addressing lower back pain. Yes, you will get good pressure relief but if you experience lower back pain this mattress will support and cradle your lower back so you don’t wake up in pain every morning.

Are there any Nectar Complaints?

The biggest Nectar complaints that I have heard are the long wait times. Due to demand customers can experience waits over a few weeks before their product arrives. In my opinion, it is well worth the wait. With the recent coronavirus pandemic, shipping times are delayed so keep that in mind. It may take 2-3 weeks for your mattress to arrive instead of the typical 5 business days.

Nectar Mattress Lawsuit

There have been several lawsuits filed against Nectar Sleep, a popular online mattress company, in recent years.

In 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nectar Sleep alleging that the company engaged in deceptive marketing practices and false advertising. The lawsuit claimed that Nectar misrepresented the pricing of its mattresses, claiming that they were on sale for a limited time when in fact they were always sold at the discounted price.

In 2020, another class-action lawsuit was filed against Nectar Sleep alleging that the company’s mattresses were defective and prone to sagging and other problems. The lawsuit claimed that Nectar failed to honor its warranty and return policies, leaving customers with faulty mattresses and no recourse.

Nectar Sleep has denied the allegations in both lawsuits and is currently defending itself in court. It is important to note that these lawsuits are still ongoing and that the outcomes are not yet known.

Does the Nectar Mattress Have Fiberglass?

In 2020, Nectar Sleep was involved in a controversy surrounding fiberglass in their mattresses. Some customers reported finding small fibers or particles in their Nectar mattresses, which they believed to be fiberglass. The issue gained widespread attention on social media and several news outlets reported on it.

Nectar Sleep acknowledged the issue and released a statement saying that some of their mattresses had been manufactured with a fire barrier that contained fiberglass. The company said that the fiberglass was enclosed in a protective cover and was not harmful if it remained contained. However, some customers reported that the fiberglass had escaped from the cover and caused skin irritation and respiratory issues.

Nectar Sleep offered affected customers the option of exchanging their mattress for a new one or receiving a cover to prevent fiberglass particles from escaping. The company also said that it had stopped using fiberglass in its fire barriers and was working to improve its manufacturing processes to prevent similar issues from occurring in the future.

It is important to note that not all Nectar mattresses contained fiberglass, and the company’s current mattresses are not known to have this issue. If you are concerned about the safety of your Nectar mattress or have any questions, it is recommended that you contact Nectar Sleep customer service directly.

Nectar Mattress Reddit Reviews

After reading through the hundreds of comments on Reddit regarding the Nectar mattress, the consensus is mixed. Keep in mind that Nectar originally made their mattress in China but has since changed to United States manufacturing and the quality has drastically improved. Their shipping times are also faster. Basically, this company went through growing pains in the beginning but those issues of slow deliveries and quality control are largely resolved.

The Nectar Premier Mattress and Nectar Premier Copper mattress are the favorites among Reddit mattress users. Keep in mind that the Nectar Premier Copper mattress is significantly softer and is designed primarily for side sleepers. Stomach sleepers will gravitate towards the Nectar Premier Mattress which is best suited to combo sleepers. 

Which Nectar Mattresss Model is Best?

I prefer the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress as it has the best pressure relief and is the softest of the Nectar mattress models.  Even though I’m a stomach sleeper most of the time, I hug a body pillow to give me proper support on the Nectar Premier Copper. A close second is the Nectar Premier which is slightly firmer and could be considered a medium firm mattress, followed by the original Nectar that is the firmest and least expensive but has a thinner base layer making it less durable than the Nectar Premier models but a great choice for stomach sleepers and one of our top budget picks for an all foam mattress. 

Do Nectar Memory Foam Mattresses Have an Off Gassing Smell?

Again, since the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is a dense foam mattress and so it will be prone to more off-gassing. I think that’s because there’s simply just more material to off gas. You can expect the smell to go away after about 3-4 days with most of the smell dissipating within 2 days. The smell is more pronounced with the Nectar Premier and strongest with the Nectar Premier Copper. 

I often recommend opening the mattress in the morning so that it has all day to breathe before you sleep on it at night. If you are especially sensitive to smells, you may also want to open your windows. The smell is not permanent and will eventually go away.

How do you return the Nectar Mattress?

Returning a Nectar Mattress is easy. If you find that you don’t like it within the 365 day home trial period, you just contact their customer service department and they will arrange pickup of the mattress. You do not have to put it back in the box and you do not have to pay return shipping. You aren’t out any money. It’s a clean break. Nectar asks that you try the mattress for at least 30 days before starting a return but after that you can return it for a full refund. Usually they ask you to find a charity to donate it to first which these days isn’t too hard. If for some reason you can find a mattress to donate your Nectar mattress to, they will arrange a courier to pick up the mattress from your house.

Top Nectar Mattress Complaints

  1. Long shipping times: Some customers have reported that their mattresses took longer than expected to arrive.

  2. Off-gassing odor: Some customers have reported a strong chemical smell when first unpacking their mattress, which can take a few days to dissipate.

  3. Poor customer service: Some customers have reported difficulty in getting in touch with Nectar customer service and have had issues with returns or refunds.

  4. Too firm or too soft: Some customers have reported that the mattress was either too firm or too soft for their liking, resulting in discomfort or back pain.

  5. Heat retention: Some customers have reported that the mattress retains heat, making it uncomfortable to sleep on, especially in warmer climates.

  6. Durability: Some customers have reported that the mattress started to sag or lose its shape after only a few months of use.

  7. Motion transfer: Some customers have reported that the mattress does not isolate motion well, meaning that they can feel their partner moving around during the night.


My Nectar Mattress Final Thoughts and Recommendation

For the money, this is one of the best dense foam mattresses I have reviewed. It is made in China but I didn’t notice any major off-gassing. It is also Certipur Certified so the foams used in the construction are tested to be free of any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. This is extremely comfortable and I love how it conforms so well to your body. It’s a feel that is unique to foam mattresses.

A big complaint of dense foam mattresses is that they sleep hot. That’s because memory foam is an insulator and the denser the foam the more it will insulate. By incorporating a phase change material into the mattress ticking and quilting cooling gel foam into the top layer, Nectar has created a very innovative and effective to give you the best combinations of support, pressure relief, motion isolation and cooling.

I am very impressed with the construction of the Nectar Premeir and Nectar Copper Premier the are some of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy. Both have cooling covers with a zippered top that can be removed and spot cleaned if they get dirty. However, when you purchase any Nectar mattress, you also get the Nectar bedding bundle which includes two Nectar Pillows, a mattress protector and a set of sheets so you have everything you need for a great sleep right away. 

One of the biggest complaints is when they launched was problems with backorders. I don’t think they quite anticipated how much demand there would be and therefore had a hard time keeping up. The company has now caught up on their backorders and you can expect to receive your package in about 10 days after placing your order.

Where can you try out the Nectar mattress in person? Nectar doesn’t have its own retail stores but you can try out the Nectar, Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper Mattress as well as the Nectar Adjustable Base at the Sleep Sherpa mattress showroom in San Diego.

Learn more about the Nectar Mattress

Nectar Premier Hybrid Review

Nectar Copper Premier Hybrid Unboxing

Consumer Reports Review of Nectar

The Nectar mattress scored 7.7 out of 10 in Consumer Reports’ testing, making it a good choice for many sleepers. It received high marks for comfort and support, but it was not the best mattress for edge support.

The Nectar mattress is made with a layer of memory foam, which provides a soft and comfortable sleep surface. The memory foam also helps to conform to the shape of your body, providing good support. However, the Nectar mattress is not the best mattress for edge support. If you sleep on the edge of the bed, you may find that you sink in too much and feel uncomfortable.

Overall, the Nectar mattress is a good choice for many sleepers. It is comfortable and supportive, and it comes with a 10-year warranty. However, it is not the best mattress for edge support. If you sleep on the edge of the bed, you may want to consider a different mattress.

Here are some of the pros and cons of the Nectar mattress:


  • Comfortable and supportive
  • Made with memory foam
  • 10-year warranty


  • Not the best mattress for edge support
  • Some sleepers may find it too soft
Sleep Number C2 Mattress Review
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Recently updated on February 18th, 2022 at 07:30 pm

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The Sleep Number C2 Mattress is the most popular of the Sleep Number offerings. It is also the most affordable with a queen size coming in at about $1,200 after delivery. What makes Sleep Number unique among other mattresses is that it has a dual air chamber below the comfort layer of foam that can be adjusted for firmness by letting air in or out of the mattress. All of this is controlled by a quiet pump that is connected to each side so that one side can be firm and the other soft.

Overview of the Sleep Number C2 Mattress

Here’s a quick video overview of the mattress and my experience so far. This is a more complicated mattress than the typical 3 layer foam mattresses I have reviewed so I definitely want to take more time with it to make sure I cover everything.

Ordering Your Select Comfort C2 Mattress

You can order this mattress direct from their website. I opted to purchase the standalone remote which is an extra and the integrated base to ensure that the mattress was on a solid surface to ensure I get the full experience. In the picture above it is on a slatted bed. normally I would put this on a metal bed frame made for a box spring.

After placing my order I received an email to download their App to track my sleep and adjust the bed.

My mattress took about a couple weeks to arrive. You will receive a call to schedule a delivery day and then get a call the morning of delivery with a time window. On delivery day a branded truck arrived. I really like that this company has their own delivery staff and recognizable truck.

Sleep Number Delivery

The delivery staff also called when they were about 15 minutes away so I could prepare for their arrival. I can’t speak highly enough of the delivery staff who were super friendly, knowledgeable about the product and helpful.

My mattress arrived in two boxes. The smaller box contains the cover, fire sock and mechanical pieces and the other box is the comfort layer.

Sleep Number C2 Box

The delivery staff will set everything up and even haul away my old mattress if needed, this is all included in the $199 delivery fee. The first step was the integrated base below. This basically comes assembled and I highly recommend it because it keeps all the hoses hidden and ensures that the mattress is on a solid, even surface.

Sleep Number Base

Here’s the panel in the base where you can access the tubes.

sleep number tubes

The first step is to put the cover down then put the fire sock which is a fire retardant barrier over that.

sleep number cover

After that you put down the comfort layer. This is all done upside down so the top of the mattress is facing downwards this makes it easier to insert the air chambers then flip the mattress after its all put together.

The comfort layer also has foam around the sides so that you don’t feel the air chambers and have a bit better edge support.

comfort layer

Here’s another shot of the comfort layer as it takes shape.

comfort layer c2

After this then the fire sock gets wrapped around the comfort layer.

fire sock c2

Finally the cover then goes around the sides and gets ready for the air chamber to go inside.

c2 knit cover


How Much Does the Sleep Number C2 Cost?

Below are the current prices from their website. From what I have seen, Select Comfort will have sales throughout the year so keep an eye out for those sales which usually occur around minor holidays like President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Black Friday.

SizeRetail PriceShipping
Twin XL$699$199

Construction of the Sleep Number C2 360 Smart Bed

There isn’t a whole lot of information on the construction of this mattress but that’s probably because it isn’t made like a typical mattress.


My Sleep Number C2 Findings

You get a lot of variation with the firmness which is what makes this mattress so attractive to couples. Especially couples that have drastically different preferences. To illustrate how versatile this mattress is I put some bowling balls on the mattress. The left side is at 50 and the right side is at 100.

Sleep Number Sinkage

In the picture below I now put the left side at 5 which is the lowest setting and the right is at 100, the firmest setting.

Sleep Number C2 Firmness

There are two ways you can adjust the firmness the first is with a standard remote which you can purchase separately for $39

Sleep Number RemoteThis mattress is great for isolating motion between you and your partner. The air chamber underneath is separate on each side so that you won’t feel your partner moving around. Below is a video that shows me bouncing a 14 lb. bowling ball on the left side of the mattress.

My Sleep Number C2 Recommendation

Sleep Number is a great choice if you have significantly different firmness preferences than your partner. The C2 is a great introduction to the brand because you get access to all their technology. People looking for a more plush feel should take a look at the other models such as the P5 or P6 which have 5 inches of comfort layers as opposed to the C2 which has 2 inches of the comfort layer.

This is a relatively expensive mattress but you do get quite a bit of technology though. I also think if you want to make it plusher, you could look at purchasing a memory foam topper on Amazon and add it to the mattress to make it softer. Since the more plush option such as the P6 is $2,599 for a queen size and the only difference I can tell is 3 more inches of foam.

This is still a preliminary review and I will be updating content as I have more time with the mattress.

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Doze Mattress Review 2

Doze Mattress Review

Recently updated on February 12th, 2020 at 08:06 pm

The Doze Mattress is another offering in the growing lineup on online mattress companies. Doze uses a simple 2 layer construction with the latest foam and ticking technology to create a mattress that is affordable and comfortable for most sleepers. Coming in at $750 for a queen size, it is a good value and a good bet.

Ordering and Unboxing

You can order the Doze mattress direct from their website  and it will arrive in about 5 business days. Unboxing the Doze mattress is a simple process. Most all foam mattresses will feel really soft immediately after unboxing. This is normal and don’t take it as a sign that the mattress will feel that way permanently. An all foam compressed mattress will firm up to its true firmness after a couple days. After unboxing around 90 of these types of mattresses I have found that the longer a mattress has stayed compressed the longer it will take to get into shape. That said, all of them eventually get to their true firmness.

Specifications and Construction

The Doze bed is constructed as follows. It is a relatively simple design. Some 2 layer foam mattresses have poor transition between the layers where you can feel where one ends and the firm layer begins. That wasn’t the case with the Doze. It offers a smooth transition of layers so that the mattress functions as a cohesive unit.

3″ of premium gel memory foam designed to keep you cool & comfy
7″ of moderate density support foam enough support & bounce for every bedroom activity

doze side view


Below is a video illustrating bounce on the Doze mattress. It is all foam and really doesn’t have much bounce but the top foam layer still recovers quick enough so that there aren’t impressions that you need to dig out of if you change positions at night.

To see how the layers react, I removed the cover of the mattress to show you the inside. There are holes in the top gel layer of this mattress for extra breathability.

The Doze mattress comes with a zippable cover that can be washed in your washing machine just like a bed sheet. This is super handy especially if your mattress gets dirty during a move which inevitably happens. I still recommend a mattress protector if you have small children or drink in bed but still nice to know that the cover is always washable too.

Here’s a video illustrating heat retention. I used an infrared camera to show how quickly heat will dissipate after placing my hand on the mattress for about 10 seconds.


I found the Doze mattress to be in the softer end of the spectrum. It is firmer than the Green Tea mattress from Zinus but recover faster than the Green Tea mattress. It truly will be accommodating to all sleep positions but I think it will be best suited towards side and back sleepers.

I would take a look at the Tuft and Needle Mint mattress instead.

Ikrema Mattress Review 2

Ikrema Mattress Review

Recently updated on March 7th, 2023 at 11:29 am

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The Ikrema mattress is similar to many foam mattresses on the market but one of its most distinguishing factors is the that the price is a bit more competitive. The mattress feels great and has a nice corduroy cover at the base which makes it a little more durable and less prone to tears if you move it frequently. It’s a very nice mattress from a company headquartered out of Glendale, CA.

Unboxing and Overview

Like the majority of mattresses I review, the Ikrema is also made in the USA. It comes with a 101 day free trial and ships via FedEx. It should arrive in about 2-7 business days depending on where you live. If you want to return the mattress within the 101 day trial period, Ikrema will give you a full refund.



Below are the specifications of the Ikrema mattress as listed on their website:

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After unboxing this mattress I found it to be very soft but after a full day out of the box it began to get firmer. However the mattress is still on the softer end of the spectrum. Below is a video that shows the inside layers and how they react to pressure:


You’ll notice that this is a 3 layer foam mattress where the top layer is denser than the middle layer. This gives you a nice sinking and conforming sensation. However, it will not recover as quickly as a mattress with a top latex layer but will give you better pressure relief. I believe that they are using a 4lb. foam layer for the top.

The cover is made in Belgium using Tencel fibers. This means that it will sleep cool. The cover has elastic so that you get the full benefit of the foam underneath. This cover is also machine washable. Below is a video shot with my Flir camera to illustrate heat dissipation on the mattress.

This mattress has some sink to it mainly because of the middle layer. You will get some good sink as you initially get into bed then the mattress will start to conform as the top layer adapts to your body heat. Below are some pictures to show how much the mattress will sink.


Below are some videos that show how much bounce and motion transfer you can expect with this mattress. Hint, not much!


The Ikrema is a great mattress for people looking for hug and pressure relief. It doesn’t have quite as much support as some of the other foam mattresses which doesn’t make it ideal for stomach sleepers. However, I think this would be a great mattress for side sleepers that experience hip and shoulder pain. This mattress has enough cushion to address pressure issues that commonly occur with side sleepers. The online mattress space has become even more crowded in the past few months but I think that is a good thing, consumers are getting more choices and can really hone down to the mattress that is perfect for their needs. I’m sure the Ikrema will be the ideal mattress for quite a few sleepers.

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Cocoon Mattress Review 2

Cocoon Mattress Review (2022 Update)

Recently updated on July 28th, 2022 at 06:58 pm

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I received a free Cocoon mattress for review from Tempur Sealy. The Cocoon mattress is a mattress in a box made by Sealy. Sealy has been in the mattress industry since 1881 when the founder, from Sealy Texas, began compressing cotton for use in mattresses. The company is now known as Tempur-Sealy making them the largest manufacturer of mattresses in the world.

The Cocoon mattress has been featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2016. Getting this endorsement from Oprah is a big accomplishment that should garner some recognition for the new brand.

Many of the newer online startups were created as a response to some of the offerings and business models that the traditional brands offered. I was eager to find out if Tempur Sealy would be able to compete with these brands through Cocoon.

Ordering the Cocoon Mattress

You can order a Cocoon mattress in two different levels of firmness through their website. You get free shipping with an estimate on when your mattress should arrive and it comes with a 100 night trial period. They even list 24/7 support which is something I have never seen before. The mattress arrives in a black box which gives it a sophisticated look and you can easily transport it to any room in your house to unbox. Below is a picture of the inside of the box upon opening. You get a fun picture in a frame:

Inside Cocoon


Unboxing the Cocoon Mattress

Below is a video of me unboxing the Cocoon mattress. I noticed this mattress took a little bit longer to come to form than other boxed mattresses. I think this is in part because the top layer of foam is a bit denser than others.

Specifications of the Cocoon by Sealy

The Cocoon comes in 2 levels of firmness, a firm and a soft. According to their website, the cover is made of a stretch-knit fabric with spun poly fibers to make it breathable. They don’t list specific densities of their foams but the soft has 3 layers of foam while the firm has 2 layers.

My Cocoon by Sealy Findings 

I was able to compare both the soft and firm versions of this mattress. Which allowed me to do comparisons to help you decide which is best for you.

Here’s a picture illustrating sink in the soft version:

Cocoon Soft Sink

Here’s a picture of the firm version:

Cocoon Firm Sink

To get a sense of how they are constructed, I peeked under the cover of the mattress to show you how each layer reacts.

Here’s the soft Cocoon which has 3 layers:

Below is a video of the firm version which has two layers.

As far as heat retention goes, I didn’t notice much difference between the two levels of firmness. Below is a video shot with my infrared camera to illustrate heat retention on the Cocoon Chill mattress:



Finally below are some videos of me dropping a bowling ball on the mattresses to illustrate motion transfer. Again, there’s really not much difference between the two as the top layer seems to be the same which is what is absorbing most of the motion.
Here’s the soft version:

Here is the soft version in slow motion:

Compare that with the Firm Version

Firm version:

Firm version slow motion:

My Cocoon Mattress Recommendation

What I like best about the Cocoon Chill mattress is the top layer. It is a very soft layer that conforms well and provides great pressure relief. Between the two, I liked the soft version the best. I really like to sink into my mattress and feel like it’s cradling every part of my body which this mattress does. It is cool to the touch and will help you unwind after a stressful day.

Tempur-Sealy is known for its high-quality memory foam mattresses and the Cocoon mattress is a very competitively priced mattress that incorporates top-notch materials with all the guarantees that a big brand like Tempurpur-Sealy can offer.

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Novosbed Review: Tops for Quality and Comfort! 12

Novosbed Review

Recently updated on March 9th, 2023 at 12:03 pm

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2022 Novosbed Update

I was given a queen size, medium firm Novosbed for free to review. Soon after unboxing the Novosbed, I knew it was of superior quality to some mattresses I have tried from online bedding companies. Novosbed is made with premium ultra-dense foams and because of that, you should easily get 15 plus years of good use out of it. Aside from the high quality, this bed feels great and the Comfort+ option gives sleepers piece of mind knowing that they can adjust the firmness of the mattress after purchasing.  Novosbed is the first company to launch a product like this that has patented their approach. This mattress was designed with customization in mind; the folks at Novosbed understand that there is no one perfect mattress.

Summary: 9.1/10 –  Shop Novosbed

Ordering the Novosbed

You can order the Novosbed directly from their site and choose from 3 different levels of firmness. For this review I chose the medium firm. I was also sent the comfort plus kit which allowed me to make the bed softer. You can also order a kit that will make the bed firmer. You can get this kit for free if you find that the bed isn’t to your liking.

Placing the order is easy, your mattress ships in a box and will arrive in about a week. Novosbed eliminates all risk by offering a trial period of 120 days, which is substantially longer than other mattress companies. Since this mattress has very dense memory foams it may require more of a break in period than lower density rivals. I strongly recommend that anyone buying a Novosbed to give it at least 5 or 6 weeks of sleeping on it to get a true sense of how it feels.

Novosbed box

Novosbed ships throughout the United States and Canada. Right now there aren’t that many online mattress companies shipping to Canada so this is a great feature.

Unboxing the Novosbed Mattress

Unboxing the Novosbed was similar to the other compressed mattresses I have reviewed.

My Novosbed Findings

This mattress measures 11 inches deep. Adding the Comfort+ option will give you another 2 inches of depth if needed. This mattress is constructed using ultra-dense foam though the densities differ slightly depending on the level of firmness you choose. All three firmness options have the standard base layer a transitional foam layer and a top foam comfort layer. Unlike some of the other online luxury mattresses, the Novosbed is designed without a pillow top, and offers a washable cover. It also has a thick spandex sub-cover under this removable top-cover to provide additional structure and support.  This is a nice touch that adds a luxurious richness to the overall feel of the mattress.

novosbed densities

Here’s what the inside looks like:

novosbed review inside layers

The top has holes which makes it a bit more breathable.

Novosbed Review inside layers
An inside view of the Novosbed showing how the memory foam layers are constructed

Compare this to the Tempurpedic Clouse Breeze below

Tempur cloud breeze review
An inside view of the Tempurpedic Cloud Breeze

The Tempurpedic has two layers of convoluted foam to help with breathability. Below is the video of me squishing the Tempurpedic Cloud Breeze.  You’ll see that both Novosbed and Tempurpedic have dense quality foams but the Novosbed is much more affordable and includes the Comfort+ option


You’ll notice that this bed feels more like a traditional high-end memory foam mattress in that it will contour more to your body and will be a little slower to recover than a  Leesa mattress. Many others use a layer of latex that allows the mattress to bounce back into shape but the tradeoff is that these mattresses don’t provide as much contouring pressure relief as an all foam mattress. Novosbed uses a design that is much closer to a Tempur-Pedic than any other online mattress company I have reviewed.

Here’s how the layers react:

Additionally because Novosbed uses a denser foam, there is really no motion transfer. Check out the video below as an illustration.

Here’s how that translates on the accelerometer:

novosbed motion transfer
Results from the Novosbed motion transfer test using an accelerometer

You will gradually sink into this mattress and find that it will address all your pressure points. You won’t get stuck in it though as you don’t sink too much. Below is the bowling ball on the comfort plus (soft) layer.


Here it is again on just the mattress (medium firmness)

Novsbed Sinkage

This is what the Firm Comfort+ layer looks like

Novosbed Comfort Plus layer

And here’s an illustration of motion transfer with the firm layer:

Here is an illustration of sinkage with the firm layer:

Novosbed Review firm layer

I found that adding the soft comfort plus layer gave the mattress more of a pillow top feel. It definitely made the bed softer. I was comfortable on the bed without the soft layer but my wife preferred it.

Below is a video of how to install the comfort adjustment layer


Below is a video using my infrared camera to detect heat. This will give you an idea of how well it does with heat retention. I will be publishing more videos like this in subsequent reviews to give readers more context.


My Novosbed Recommendation

The Novosbed is a very high-quality mattress that should hold up very well over time. I found that the medium Novosbed felt a little more like a medium-firm mattress. This is consistent with higher-density memory foams, and would likely soften slightly over time. If not, there is always the option of using the Comfort+ kit to adjust the firmness. This mattress will be hard to beat in terms of motion isolation.

I really like this mattress. It is unique in an increasingly crowded online space, and I appreciate how Novosbed has not sacrificed the quality of foam or fabrics to lower their price. It is a little more expensive than some other online mattress brands but when you compare the specs you’ll see why: pound-for-pound and stitch-for-stitch, the Novosbed is the most affordable luxury mattress on the market. You are getting what I consider to be close to Tempur-Pedic quality at a fraction of the price.

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Dromma Bed Review 1

Dromma Bed Review

Recently updated on September 6th, 2019 at 11:39 pm

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The Dromma Bed has been discontinued. Please check out our other mattress reviews.

I received a free Dromma mattress to review. The Dromma Mattress is a thicker mattress with 2 different comfort options, medium soft or medium firm. I reviewed the medium soft as I haven’t reviewed a truly soft mattress with a top latex layer so I thought this would be something unique to the market.

Ordering the Dromma Bed

You can expect your Dromma mattress to arrive in about 5-7 business days from placing your order. It’s made in the USA so there’s no delay in shipping. It’s easy to order online and you get standard tracking information so you know when to expect your mattress.  It comes in a box which makes it easy to transport to any room in your house.


Here’s a video giving an overview of the Dromma Bed and an unboxing.

How much does the Dromma Bed Cost?

Twin $574.00
Twin XL $674.00
Full $849.00
Queen $999.00
King $1,099.00
Cal King $1,099.00


Construction of the Dromma Mattress


  • 1.5″ Top Layer of Adapt Ultra-Responsive Performance Foam – provides support & bounce, with open cell technology for increased air circulation.
  • 2.5″ Preserve VG Visco Elastic Cooling Gel Memory Foam Layer – helps to keep your bed from overheating, and provides additional contouring for neck, back and hip comfort. This layer also uses a more eco-friendly, bio based foam replacing much of the traditional petroleum based foam formulation for a natural soy based formulation.
  • 8” Ultra supportive, eco-friendly, memory foam core offers ideal comfort for all sleep styles and preferences.

Dromma is a a 12 inch mattress. As of a few months ago the standard was 10 inches so Dromma along with others have upped the standard. This mattress does a wonderful job of temperature regulation for a soft mattress since the top layer is latex with a cooling gel foam beneath it.

Dromma Bed Mattress Construction

Another unique feature of the Dromma bed is that it uses a “bio-foam” which is basically memory foam with a portion of it being a soy-based product instead of petrochemicals. I don’t know the exact amount replaced but the fact that they are trying to move in that direction is promising.


Here’s what it looks like under the covers.

dromma layers

















Here’s how the layers react…

Dromma is one of the best soft mattresses for motion transfer. It is a “Yummy” mattress like the Noomi but since it has a latex top, it will recover faster.

This mattress is definitely on the softer side among all the mattresses I have reviewed. Because of that, you will inevitably lose some support. I recommend this mattress most for side sleepers. You will “sleep in” this mattress instead of “sleep on” it. There’s a good amount of sinkage.

Dromma depth

There are so many mattress in a box companies right now that there is bound to be some confusion. To help clarify and guide you to the right mattress, I would say that this is a unique mattress among the foam/latex mattresses on the market. It is softer than the  Brentwood Home S-Bed, and Eve Mattress. That’s because the top latex layer is thinner and softer allowing you to get more of the feel of the middle memory foam layer.

My Dromma Bed Recommendation

The Dromma (medium soft) brings a unique feel to the mattress space. Because it is on the softer end of the spectrum it lacks edge support and a bit of base layer support but what you do get is great pressure relief and a great mattress for sinking into. If you like innerspring mattresses with a pillow top, this would be a good choice for making the transition to foam.


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

Recently updated on February 25th, 2023 at 05:41 am

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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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