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<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">Shop the Nectar Mattress in San Diego and Compare Against Other Popular Online Brands</a></h2>

Recently updated on April 8th, 2022 at 11:16 pm

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The Nectar Mattress is one of the most popular online mattress brands. Known for its incredible value, feel and industry-leading 365 night home trial. You can now try all 3 models of the Nectar mattress at the Sleep Sherpa store in San Diego. We have the following Nectar models on display in our showrooms, the Nectar, Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper Mattress as well as other online mattress brands available to try in San Diego.

Check out our review of the new and improved Nectar Mattress. Nothing beats trying out a mattress in person before you buy. Make the right decision the first time by visiting us today!


Original Nectar Mattress

Nectar Construction

Quilted Cool Cover

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

Nectar Smart Layer

Cuddle every joint and curve with 3 inches of cushy high-density, pressure-relieving gel memory foam.

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.

Stay-Stable Base layer

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

Shift-Resistant Lower Cover

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

Nectar Premier Mattress

Nectar Premier Construction

Quilted Cool Cover

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

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.)

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.

Stay-Stable Base Layer

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

Shift-Resistant Lower Cover

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

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shift-Resistant Lower Cover

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

When you visit the Sleep Sherpa Showroom, our staff will help you select the right model for you. If for some reason you don’t like the feel of the Nectar mattress, we have other popular brands and constructions to choose from including spring and foam hybrid mattresses and natural spring and latex mattresses.

Visit Sleep Sherpa San Diego

Call us at (858)-232-5760

We are conveniently located off Miramar Rd. in San Diego
6910 Miramar Rd. San Diego, CA 92121


<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">TEMPUR – breeze hybrid Review – A Tempurpedic with Springs</a></h2>

Recently updated on September 10th, 2020 at 03:35 am

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Tempurpedic is synonymous with memory foam but they also have a few models with springs. The Tempur breeze hybrid is their top of the line model with foams and pocket coils. Adding the coils give this mattress a unique feel that sets it apart from the rest of their lineup in that it has a slightly faster recovery and will sink in faster and provide a bit more cradling. This is a great choice for people new to memory foam mattresses that still want the familiar feel of springs

Overview of the Tempurpedic TEMPUR – breeze hybrid

Here’s a video review of the Tempurpedic hybrid. These mattresses feel as good as they look and the quality is unsurpassed.

Construction of the TEMPUR – breeze hybrid

Below are the construction specifications of the mattress as listed on their website. Tempurpedic doesn’t disclose the densities of their foam but it is a dense foam, denser than what you will find in most online brands. Dense foam will hold up better over time and is great for contouring and pressure relief.

pro breeze hybrid construction

11 inches high.

  • Twin 38″ x 74″
  • Twin Long: 38″ x 80″
  • Full: 53″ x 74″
  • Queen: 60″ x 80″
  • King: 76″ x 80″
  • Split King (2-piece): 76″ x 80″ total
  • CA King: 72″ x 84″
  • Split CA King (2-piece): 72″ x 84″ total

Cool-to-Touch Cover

Premium knit technology cover for a superior cool-to-touch feel, with an antimicrobial treatment that protects the mattress against common allergens — such as dust mite dander and mold — helping it stay fresh

TEMPUR-ES® Comfort Layer

Softer feel works in combination with other materials to support and relax.

Original TEMPUR® Support Layer

Advanced adaptability for truly personalized comfort and support

Hybrid Technology

1,000+ premium spring coils designed in-house to work with our material.


How Much Does the Tempurpedic Adapt Hybrid Cost?

Tempurpedic usually always has some sort of sale going on so make sure to check their website for the latest discounts and prices. Tempurpedic offers a 90 night trial on this mattress if you buy it from their website. This means you get to try it out for 90 nights in your house and if you aren’t happy with it, you can contact them to initiate a return. Tempurpedic asks that you try the mattress for at least 30 nights so that your body can adjust before returning. If you purchased the mattress with a free shipping discount, you may have to pay return shipping fees which is $175. While this isn’t as generous as some of the newer online brands, you are purchasing a top of the line mattress from a very reputable brand.

SizeRetail Price
Twin XL$1,699
CA King$2,899
Split King$3,398
Split CA King$3,398


My TEMPUR – breeze hybrid Findings

Most brands now offer a zippable cover but Tempurpedic really pays attention to detail. Even the zipper pulls are high quality. The cover is designed to be ultra-breathable and has a phase change cooling layer to draw heat away. Yes, other brands also have this but this cover is much higher quality and is going to last longer.

tempur breeze hybrid zipper

I unzipped the cover and cut into the inside to show the layers of foam. Its kind of underwhelming but don’t let that fool you. Many brands will simply color the different layers of foam as a marketing ploy. Tempur is more focused on the quality of foam and if you watch my overview view you can see that the foam has a more consistent look and feel.

There are 3 layers of foam here there’s the top comfort layer, a transition layer and the third layer is actually a foam border that goes around the mattress.

tempur breeze hybrid inside

When I peel back the foam border, you can see the pocket coils inside. Less expensive mattresses do not offer a foam border and this usually will mean less edge support. Having a firm foam border means you can maximize your sleeping surface without feeling like you are going to roll off.

tempur breeze hybrid coils

I typically sleep on my side unless the mattress gets too firm and my shoulders get sore. That forces me to move towards my stomach, then later, back to my side. With this mattress, I am able to sleep on my side most of the night without switching positions. Often, if your shoulder is getting sore, you should look at getting a thicker pillow to support your neck.

Tempur Breeze Hybrid Side Sleeping

I really like how much this mattress sinks while still offering good support. Most hybrid mattresses will use firmer coils for support but this mattress takes a more balanced approach. The coils aren’t too firm and the foam is firmer than most hybrids but together you still get a medium-firm feel.

pro breeze hybrid construction

My Tempurpedic Breeze Hybrid Recommendation

Tempurpedic is facing a lot of competition online with the emergence of online brands. While they may not be the cheapest mattress, they are still tops in quality and durability. They also have a feel all their own that I still have not experienced being replicated. Die-hard Tempurpedic loyalists will appreciate the upgrades this mattress provides such as its cooling features and the introduction of springs that still make it feel primarily like a foam mattress but with a bit quicker contouring and more sinkage.

I recommend this mattress to existing Tempurpedic customers looking for an upgrade and for anyone who wants the best in quality from a name that started the memory foam craze.

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Tempurpedic Cloud Review
<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">Tempurpedic Cloud Review The First Tempurpedic in a Box!</a></h2>

Recently updated on June 9th, 2020 at 11:17 pm

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Tempurpedic is the original memory foam mattress and ever since introducing the world to memory foam, they have been associated with comfort and quality. Tempurpedic mattresses are still highly rated for their long lifespan, providing comfort well past the industry standard of 7 years. It’s not uncommon for former Tempurpedic customers coming into the Sleep Sherpa stores to say they have been on their Tempurpedic for 10, 15, and even 20+ years! Obviously they are coming into our showrooms because the mattress no longer works for them but that is quite remarkable and is a testament to the quality of Tempurpedic and that in this case, you get what you pay for.

Recently, Tempurpedic introduced The Tempur Cloud, their first mattress in a box, or more accurately, in a zippable bag. This reduces shipping costs, eliminates the need to schedule a home delivery and installation, and makes it easier to move it into the room of your choice. I have reviewed 3 other, more expensive Tempurpedic models before the Cloud and I found that while it lacks some of the finer features of the more expensive options, you still get a quality mattress that should outlive most of the other online brands.

Overview of the Tempur Cloud

This mattress comes in a bag with a zipper on top which makes is very easy to open. There are also handles on each side so you can get it up the stairs. I just dragged mine over each step as a king-size weighs almost 100 lbs. This bag isn’t flimsy either, the handles held up and didn’t come loose at the seams.

Tempurpedic Bag

How Much Does the Tempur Cloud Cost?

Below are the prices before discounts. Tempurpedic usually always runs some sort of sale so the prices below are more than what you will pay.

SizePrice Before Discounts
Twin XL$1,699
California King$2,399

How is the Tempurpedic Cloud Made?

Tempurpedic Cloud Construction

Below are the construction details of the mattress. There’s really no mystery to what’s inside. At first glance, you may think this is just an overpriced 3 layer foam mattress. But it’s the quality of the foam that makes all the difference and this is where Tempurpedic really shines. Tempurpedic is still the best when it comes to foam. The feel is consistent, and the foam is dense and durable to last longer than other online brands. Tempur doesn’t get into details on density but ask any Tempurpedic owner and the vast majority will speak to the longevity of the mattress.

A premium, moisture wicking cover that is superior in breathability and air flow compared to other compressed mattress brands++.
An all new formulation of TEMPUR® material, designed to be soft, responsive, and cushion every point of your body as you settle in.
A firmer support layer of TEMPUR® material that slowly adapts and conforms to you, delivering pressure-relieving power throughout the night.
A premium foam base layer providing all night support and durability.

My Tempurpedic Cloud Experience

I have been sleeping on this mattress for 3 weeks and it takes some getting used to, especially if you are coming from a mattress with springs. I am used to sleeping on spring and foam mattresses but the Tempurpedic mattresses always feel a bit firm at first. They aren’t kidding when they say they require a break-in period. You need to give the mattress at least a couple of weeks before you can truly tell if it’s right for you. It took me that long and the more I slept on it the more I like it.

Tempurpedic mattresses have no motion transfer. Here is a video illustrating this. Tempurpedic ran commercials in the 90s and 2000s with the wine glasses.

My Tempurpedic Cloud Findings

This mattress is going to feel firmer than your typical medium-firm mattress. I think what they were trying to do here is provide a mattress that is going to appeal to a broad range of sleepers and in that regard, I think they hit the mark. As long as you have the right expectations, you should be happy with this mattress. By that I mean, don’t expect it to sink in all that much. This mattress has great pressure relief but it is not one of those that will provide a pillow top feel. Below you can see that my 14lb. bowling ball doesn’t sink in all that much.

tempur cloud sinkage

My Tempur Cloud Recommendation

If you always wanted to own a Tempurpedic but were turned off by the price, the Cloud is a great entry model to get all the quality of a Tempurpedic without spending an arm and a leg. You also won’t be sacrificing all that much. Some of the more expensive models offer cooling fabric covers or an extra layer of foam but honestly, the cooling fabrics only provide temporary relief and as I said in my video review, the best way to stay cool is to run a fan and/or the air conditioning although your first step should be to assess what kind of covers you are using. If you have a down comforter, swap it out for a think blanket.

Tempurpedic a great choice for people that want to get it right the first time. The Cloud is an excellent value in that it will last longer than the vast majority of online competitors and you get all the assurances that a big company like Tempurpedic can provide.

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BeautyRest Black Review
<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">BeautyRest Black Original Review</a></h2>

Recently updated on October 23rd, 2019 at 01:05 pm

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Simmons is one of the oldest and most innovative mattress companies in the United States. In 1925 the developed the pocketed coil system which became part of the new BeautyRest line which is now synonymous with quality. Simmons has been innovating ever since. They brought us the queen and king size mattress to create more room in the bed for couples and ultimately a better sleep. The BeautyRest line has evolved over the years and continues to provide the best in class technology along with over a century of mattress know-how. In this review, we take a look at the new BeautyRest Black Original and how it stacks up to the competition both in stores and online.

Overview of the BeautyRest Black

Here’s a quick overview of the mattress including a look inside and how it reacts with my bowling ball and lying around on it.

This mattress comes delivered via white glove delivery. The mattress is not roll packed so it is delivered to the room of your choice and set up on your bed ready to go. The advantage of this is there is less off-gassing and obviously you can sleep on it right away. You also don’t need to strain your back getting it upstairs and around corners. White glove delivery is included in the cost of the mattress.

Simmons is taking a page from some of the online brands by offering a 100-night trial. That means you get a 100 nights to sleep on it in your house to decide if it’s really right for you. If not, just head over to their website to initiate the return. Just note that Simmons allows 1 return per year.

BeautyRest Black Logo

How Much Does the Beautyrest Black Original Cost?

Below are the current prices of the original mattress. There are upgrade options available as well for an extra cost.

Twin XL$1,699
California King$2,599

Construction of the BeautyRest Black

Beautyrest construction

Below are the construction details according to the website.



Mattress height



Cool-to-the-touch fabric

Comfort layers

1/2” Plush Comfort Foam

1” Medium Comfort Foam

1 1/2” Energy Foam

1/2” Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam

Support system

T3 Pocketed Coil® Technology


My BeautyRest Black Original Findings

Overall I found this mattress to be on the firmer end of the spectrum. Although BeautyRest lists this as a medium I found it to be more of a medium-firm.

beautyrest squish

Although it is somewhat firm, it still contours well for side sleeping and if you like to sleep more on top of the mattress, as a side sleeper, this would be a good choice.

side sleeping

Another advantage of this mattress is that you can sleep right up to the edget without feeling like you will roll-off. I think this in part has to do with the foam encased border around the mattress. This is a rigid foam that provides great edge support for sleeping and putting on your shoes!

beautyrest edge

What stood out most for me was that this mattress can’t easily be classified as just a spring or foam or even a hybrid mattress. The T3 Coil System seems very durable and firm and provides an excellent base for the foam layers above. What you get is a mattress that initially feels firm but still provides good pressure relief. This means you get the support that foam alone just can’t provide. Simmons invented the pocket coil and I think they saved the best for the Beautyrest line.

I recommend this mattress mostly for stomach, back and occasional side sleepers. Because it is firmer, you won’t sink into the mattress as much and won’t experience much heat retention either.

My BeautyRest Black Original Recommendation

A BeautyRest Black is the premier offering from Simmons and you get all of their best technology. I expect this mattress to have a longer lifespan than many of the online offerings on the market and for that reason, I think the cost is justified. The firmer coil system is something I haven’t experienced in most of the online brands either so you are getting superior support. Sleepers looking for a firmer mattress, that doesn’t sleep hot and will support heavier people should take a look at this mattress.


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Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze
<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze Review</a></h2>

Recently updated on September 5th, 2022 at 06:12 am

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Tempurpedic has a newly engineered mattress that claims to sleep 8 degrees cooler allowing you to fall asleep faster and sleep more comfortably throughout the night. We put it to the test to see how it stacks up against other popular brands. Tempurpedic is sort of the gold standard when it comes to memory foam as they have been pioneers in bringing memory foam mattresses to market and have the most experience tweaking and layering the foam for the most optimal feel.

Overview of the Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze

Here’s a video overview of the Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze. Unlike most of the mattresses, I review this one can actually be tried out in stores.

Ordering your Tempurpedic Mattress

You can buy this mattress is a retail partner store, through their website or even over the phone. However you buy it, you are backed by a 90 day try out period. This means that you can sleep on it for 90 nights and if you don’t like it you can return it. Just note that Tempurpedic may charge a shipping fee of $175 for the return. When you buy direct you also get free shipping and Tempurpedic’s 10 Year Warranty.

Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze
Gives you durable, quality foam with a new technology to help you sleep cooler giving you all the benefits of foam without any of the drawbacks.

This mattress comes with white glove delivery. You will get a call to schedule delivery of your mattress and it will be delivered to the room of your choosing. The delivery company will unbox the mattress and put it on your bed. Unlike most online companies, this mattress comes delivered its full size so there’s no waiting for it to fully decompress.

tempurpedic box

Tempurpedic mattresses have other conveniences that other companies overlook such as handles underneath the mattress which make it easy to transport or rotate.

tempurpedic handle

How Much Does the Tempur Luxe Breeze Cost?

Below are the prices of the mattress as of this writing and before any discounts or promotions that they are currently offering. Note that this is the 8 degrees cooler models which is their most expensive model.

Twin XL$3,999
Cal King$5,199
Split Cal King$7,998

Construction of the Tempur-breeze luxe

Below are the construction details of this mattress.

tempur breeze construction

A) Smart Climate Dual Cover System: Zip-off, cool-to-touch outer layer.
B) Pure Cool+ Phase Change Material: Exclusive technology that absorbs heat so you feel cooler.
C) TEMPUR-CM+ Material: Advanced TEMPUR material redesigned with maximum airflow for all-night cooling.
D) Ventilated TEMPUR-APR Material: Our most pressure-relieving material ever – now with an ultra-breathable design.

Here’s a picture of the mattress without the cover. As you can see the foam is cleanly cut, they don’t use too much glue and the inside looks just as nice as the outside. They even have a rfid tag on the foam so they can discern when are where the foam was made for quality control.

Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze
Gives you durable, quality foam with a new technology to help you sleep cooler giving you all the benefits of foam without any of the drawbacks.

My Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze Findings

Given the price of this mattress, I had very high expectations going into my review. While looks certainly aren’t everything, the do matter. I have come to find over the years that mattresses that look good often feel good. What I mean by that is the mattress is symmetrical, there are no sagging corners or loose threads, branding is clear, zippers are functional and the box it is shipped in is clean and sturdy. This mattress checks all those boxes.

Here you can clearly see the Tempurpedic logo and make and model. I’m sure this is in part because they are primarily sold in retails stores but it is nice to know right away that you got what you paid for and there is no doubt about the make and model.

tempurpedic logo

This mattress actually has two zipper systems. One is accessible from the bottom and will allow you to take off the entire cover and the other will unzip the top cover. As you can see even the zippers are high quality, easy to use and durable.

tempurpedic zipper

What struck me first about this mattress was the cover. It just feels luxurious. I could tell right away that it was well made and will hold up for many years. Cheap covers can actually tear over time or more likely tear when they are being transported. The cover also plays a big part in the overall feel of the mattress.

For this review, I received the soft version of the LUXE breeze. Below you can see how much by 14 lb. bowling ball sinks into the mattress. Tempurpedic mattresses normally skew a bit firmer than most mattresses. With the soft version, I found it to contour very well without sinking too much. The newer Tempurpedic models such as this one have faster recovery times without sacrificing pressure relief. If you want an ultra-soft mattress, this probably won’t be it but I think most people, especially side and back sleepers will really like how this mattress contours to your body.

bowling ball

Here’s another shot of contouring without the cover on.

tempur luxe breeze sink

There are many brands now that have cooling technology built into the mattress. But, they vary wildly in how much cooling material they actually add. With this mattress, they don’t skimp. You will notice right away how cool it feels when you lay down. The idea is that it will cool your body to prepare for sleep and thus help you fall asleep just a bit faster.

Because this cover is made with a phase change material, I advise against washing it. You can wash it in a washing machine with cold or warm water, but it will decrease the cooling effectiveness of the cover. I advise using a mattress protector instead.

Memory foam is notorious for sleeping hot and normally the denser the foam the more heat it will trap. The LUXE Breeze is able to give you durable, quality foam with a new technology to help you sleep cooler giving you all the benefits of foam without any of the drawbacks.


Tempurpedic Cover

My Tempurpedic Breeze Luxe Recommendation

Tempurpedic mattresses are not cheap. This model costs $4,499 for a queen size but keep in mind that Tempur often throws in incentives like 0% apr financing, credit towards an adjustable bed or other discounts throughout the year. You might be wondering what justifies the cost of this mattress over others. In short, I think it comes down to quality. You are buying a brand that knows how to make a foam mattress better than anyone. You are also getting quality material throughout from a company that will be around for a long time.

If mattresses were cars, the Tempurpedic would be the Maserati of mattresses. It looks and performs perfectly but it also comes with a cost. If you want to make a serious investment in your sleep, definitely check out the Luxe Breeze.

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<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">Serta iComfort Blue 100 Gentle Firm Review</a></h2>

Recently updated on December 16th, 2018 at 03:47 pm

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The Serta iComfort Blue 100 Gentle Firm is true to its name. It has an initial soft feel but you will soon be supported by the firm base layer which prevents you from sinking in all that much. What I like about this mattress is that it is a great choice for people looking for a foam mattress with good support. It’s also available to try out in stores so you will know exactly how it feels and is priced competitively. This mattress comes with a 120 trial where you can return it within that time for a refund if not happy.

Overview of the Serta iComfort Blue 100

Here’s a brief overview of the mattress and some of its main features.

Ordering Your iComfort Mattress.

You can order this mattress directly through the Serta website. This assures that you will get the best price and will be dealing directly with the manufacturer if you have any issues. Plus you get the 120 day trial period as well.

This mattress does not come in a box. After you place your order a delivery company will contact you to arrange a time to bring it in your house and set it up. Since the mattress isn’t compressed, it will be ready to sleep on right away. I didn’t notice much off-gassing with this mattress either because it has had time to breathe.

Construction of the iComfort Blue 100

Below are the construction specifications as listed on their website.

Key Features

  • TempActiv Gel Memory Foam
  • Evercool® Fuze Memory Foam
  • Ultimate Edge® Foam Support Core
  • Compatible with Serta Adjustable Foundations

How Much Does the iComfort Blue 100 Cost?

Below are the current prices as listed on the Serta website.

SizeRetail Price
Twin XL$749
Cal King$1,599

My Serta iComfort Findings

This mattress is certainly a firm mattress but the top layer is nice and soft. You will sink just a little into this mattress before you are supported by the base layer underneath. Here’s a picture illustrating sinkage on the mattress.

iComfort Blue Sink

Here’s another photo illustrating sinkage from the top of the mattress.

serta icomfort blue sinkageHere’s a video showing how much motion transfer you can expect on the mattress. You really don’t get any and you will also notice that the ball doesn’t bounce that much because you will hit the firmer base layer to absorb the energy.

This video shows you the inside of the mattress and how each layer works. You’ll notice that the top layer provides really good pressure relief but you won’t sink into this mattress that much which is good for people seeking a firmer feel.

My Serta iComfort Recommendation

What sets this mattress apart from the competition is that Serta has been able to create a mattress with a soft top layer and firm base layer to create a unique feel. With most firm mattresses you get very little contouring. Here you quickly sink into the mattress about an inch then are instantly supported by the base layer. This mattress could be used by side sleepers but I think back and especially stomach sleepers will appreciate the support in the lower back.

Since there are no springs, you won’t be dealing with any motion transfer issues and although it is all foam and will sleep a little warm, you won’t sink in as much as a softer mattress so that shouldn’t be as big of an issue. I also think this would make a great mattress for heavier people who need the support a traditional mattress may not provide.

Learn more about the Serta iComfort Blue100

BeautyRest Black Calista Mattress
<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="" rel="bookmark">BeautyRest Black Calista Extra Firm Mattress Review</a></h2>

Recently updated on December 16th, 2018 at 03:29 pm

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The BeautyRest Black Calista Extra Firm is a great mattress for people looking for optimal support. Although it is certainly a firm mattress, there is enough cushioning on the top layers to provide adequate pressure relief. This mattress is sold in traditional retail stores and online. Unlike many of the mattresses I review on Sleep Sherpa, this one does not come in a box. It comes through standard freight delivery.

Overview of the BeautyRest Black Calista

The Mattress will be delivered into your bedroom by the delivery company. Since it does not come roll packed it has been given time to breathe so there is really no smell with this mattress which is a big plus for people sensitive to the new mattress smell.

Here’s what it looks like in the plastic packaging.

BeautyRest Black Calista

How Much Does the BeautyRest Black Cost?

Below are the current prices of the Calista

SizeRetail Price
Twin XL$1,300
California King$2,300

Construction of the BeautyRest Calista

beautyrest black calista 2

Below are the construction details as listed on their website.



Uniform distribution of gel throughout the foam helps provide comfort and support.


Works with our Advanced Pocketed Coil® Technology to create enhanced conforming back support. Micro diamonds in the foam help conduct heat away from the surface to prevent overheating.


Patented triple-stranded coils help deliver “our best” comforting back support.

12.5″ Thick

Will work on an adjustable base

My BeautyRest Black Findings

I should point out that this mattress just looks great. The detail in the stitching is beautiful and the logo really pops.

beautyrest black

This mattress also has handles stitched on the side which makes it really easy to rotate. If you and your partner are considerably different in size, it’s a good idea to rotate the mattress so it wears evenly.

BeautyRest Black Handle

As you can see from the picture below, my 14 lb. bowling ball doesn’t sink all that much.

beautyres Black Firmness

In this video I illustrate how it handles motion. although it does have a pocket coil system, because the mattress is so firm, there is very little movement.

I cut into the back side of the mattress to show you each layer. Here’s what it looks like inside. The cover is stitched as opposed to a zipper cover. This made it harder to get into with scissors which is why it doesn’t look so pretty.

Inside Beautyrest Black

Here’s a video showing how each layer reacts. You can’t see the springs in this video because they are behind the perimeter foam.

Finally, I dug into the mattress so that I can show you the pocket coil system.

beautyrest black springsMy BeautyRest Black Calista Recommendation

True to its name, this is a firm mattress. You won’t sink much into this mattress which makes it optimal for stomach sleepers or anyone who likes a firm mattress. I also think it would be a great choice for heavy sleepers as it will give you proper support where you need it and the spring system will work to sink a bit more.

I really like how the Calista is layered. Although it is firm, it didn’t feel hard. You can lay on this mattress for a long time without feeling uncomfortable.

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Tempurpedic Cloud Elite Review

Recently updated on January 19th, 2019 at 07:44 pm

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Overview of the Tempurpedic Cloud Elite

Contruction of the Tempurpedic Cloud Elite

Below is a cross section picture of the inside of the mattress. As you can see there are 4 foam layers. Many of the all foam mattresses online are 3 layers of foam. I think what you get from this mattress is a much more suble transition.

Tempurpedic Cloud Elite Inside

Below are the construction details of the mattress according to the Tempurpedic website.

EasyRefresh® Top Cover
Exclusive cover zips off and on for easy washing or replacing, with wear-tested, dual zipper accessed from any side. Soft and durable.
SmartClimate® System
Innovative two-layer construction helps you stay comfortable during the night. Fibers in the top cover draw moisture away, while SmartClimate® treatment in the inner cover provides cool to-the-touch comfort.
Comfort Layer
Made from extra-soft TEMPUR-ES® material, the top layer determines the mattress feel and works with the Support Layer to allow for personalized comfort and support.
Support Layer
Formulated from TEMPUR® material, this layer provides support for your body and helps distribute body weight evenly across the mattress.
Base Layer
This layer serves as the “base” for the TEMPUR® material above it, and is also designed to help disperse heat from the mattress.

Tempurpedic Findings

Here’s how much the mattress sinks when placing my 14 lb. bowlingi ball on it. The knit cover is soft and think compared to other mattress ticking I have tested. There’s no need for a mattress pad here, in fact I would discourage you from using a mattress pad as this mattress is plenty soft without it.

Tempurpedic Sink

In terms of softness below are the test from our proprietary firmness testing machine:

TEMPURCloud Elite Firmness

Below is a video illustrating how each layer of the mattress reacts: You’ll see that the top two layers are the conforming foam and that the very top layer is the slowest to recover and also the softest.

The video below illustrates motion transfer on the Tempurpedic. True to its reputation, there’s basically no motion transfer here.

Below are the more scientific findings from my engineering team regarding motion transfer

TEMPURCloud Elite Motion Transfer

The following video illustrates heat retention on the mattress. I thought that this mattress would retain more heat but I think that the Smart Climate System, seen below, help dissipate heat below the cover.

Part of what help dissipate heat is the smart climate cover. When you unzip the top cover you will find this below which is a mateiral that is cool to the touch.

Tempurpedic Cover

The cover itself is removeable and washable. I advise a mattress protector though if you tend to eat or drink in bed. I really like how easy it is to unzip the cover. Here’s a picture of the zipper system.

Tempurpedic Zippers

My Tempurpedic Cloud Elite Recommendation

If you crave a soft and cozy mattress that has excellent contouring, the Tempur Cloud Elite is an excellent choice. Although there are literally thousands of memory foam mattresses online, there are very few mattresses that come close to the feel of a Tempurpedic. This mattress is definitely on the pricier side  however, having been around for 25 years they have garnered trust in the industry and among consumers.It’s not uncommon for Tempurpedic customers to be happy witht their mattress well beyond the 7 year lifespan of a typical mattress.

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Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze Review 1

Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze Review

Recently updated on November 13th, 2022 at 03:58 am

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The Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze is one of the best selling Tempurpedic mattresses. I have been getting lots of questions from readers about how this mattress compares to the online mattress companies I have reviewed. In short, this is a great mattress but you can get something that in my opinion is similar for about a third the price. For instance, check out the Nectar Mattress

Ordering the Tempur Cloud Supreme Breeze

This particular ordering process reminded me of why I started this website in the first place. I ordered the Tempurpedic online through which is apparently a subsidiary of Mattress Firm. I paid about $2,700 for this mattress, I ordered a Twin XL size, after all the discounts.

I didn’t hear about my order for a few days and eventually, I received an email that they needed my phone number which I thought I provided on the order. I emailed back with my phone number and they were able to schedule delivery on a Saturday from 9-12 which was convenient. The mattress arrived within the delivery window and I had it dropped off in my living room. After the delivery people left, I notice the plastic wrapping had the words, “Pre Owned” on it. I later learned that I did in fact receive a new mattress but they took it out of the box ahead of time and put plastic around it for protection.

The company I ordered from offers a 30-day money-back guarantee MINUS return shipping which could be a few hundred dollars. So there is a cost associated with the return.

Unboxing the Tempur Cloud Supreme Breeze

My Tempurpedic did not come in a box so there was nothing major to dispose of except for the plastic which is easy. They also deliver it into any room of your house which is nice, especially if your bedroom is upstairs. And they can remove your old mattress which is a big plus over the bed in the box brands.

I checked my Awair air quality monitor and noticed the VOC level rose around the same time the mattress arrived.

You can tell when I unwrapped the mattress to present where it levels off at 2.0. This is a reading from my new Awair air monitor. This is by no means a scientific measurement but I did notice a correlation.

My Tempurpedic Supreme Breeze Findings

The  Tempurpedic feels nice and incorporates high-quality foams. Below is a video of the inside of the Tempurpedic mattress. Notice that there is a convoluted base layer, this will help dissipate body heat. In my opinion, the top layer makes the most difference and the dense foams really do a good job of conforming to your body.

Here’s how much it will sink as illustrated by me putting a 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress:

Tempurpedic Sinkage watch it sag into the mattress

Here’s the inside of the Tempurpedic showing the various layers. You can see that it is very well made.

inside tempurpedic mattress

Tempurpedic is well known for motion transfer. Remember the commercials of the person jumping next to the wine glass? It holds true.

Here’s how it looks on the accelerometer which measures motion.

My Tempur Breeze Mattress Recommendation

Tempurpedic is known worldwide for their quality memory foam mattresses. They were one of the first on the scene and many people aren’t aware of all the other options out there. If money isn’t a factor, this is a very versatile mattress that will accommodate all sleep types and should hold up well over time.

Overall though you won’t find many Tempurpedic complaints.

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Simmons BeautyRest Recharge 1

Simmons BeautyRest Recharge

Recently updated on June 9th, 2022 at 03:14 am

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The Simmons Beautyrest Recharge is a very popular mattress that has been getting lots of attention. I put this mattress to the test and found it to be rather unimpressive when compared to the quality you get online.

Ordering the BeautyRest Recharge

I ordered this mattress through Mattress Firm. You can try out this model in their stores or just order online or via a phone call. I decided to order via the phone. Instead of trying out in a store I wanted to test it out in my own house similar to the other online mattresses I have tested. The process was very easy and delivery was extremely fast. I ordered on a Tuesday and has a scheduled 3 hour delivery window for Thursday. This mattress does not come in a box so a freight delivery needs to be scheduled.

A nice touch was a coupon for 15% off at and a mint. sells mattress and other bedding accessories.

beautyrest mattress firm


Here are the specifications of the Simmons BeautyRest Recharge mattress. The specific model I purchased was the Recharge Signature Select Hartfield 11.5″ Luxury Firm Mattress.

Trial Period

Mattress Firm offers a 100 day trial period through their “Happiness Guarantee”.

Comfort Type: Luxury Firm
Mattress Height: 11.5″
Mattress Layer Breakdown:


Quilting Layers:
• SurfaceCool Fiber
• 2 Layers of AirCool Foam
Comfort Layers:
• GelTouch Foam
Support System:
• 850 Density Coil Unit
• Quantum Coil Insulator
• Total Surround BeautyEdge with Quantum Lock
• Total Surround Ventilated AirCool Encasement
• 10 Year Non-Prorated
Below are some pictures that illustrate the depth of this mattress
simmons beautyrest depth
beautyrest depth
Overall I found this mattress to be a little too firm for my taste. While it is a very supportive mattress, it just didn’t give the pressure relief I have come to expect in a mattress these days.

Below is a video illustrating the motion transfer and bounce of a Simmons Beautyrest Recharge mattress.

As you can see it still has some good bounce for a firm mattress but doesn’t sink in as much as a Saatva or WinkBed.

What really concerned me was tufting on the mattress. As you can see the buttons are just for show and aren’t sewn into the mattress although this is true for many foam mattresses I have reviewed as well.

Here’s a video of the tufting of the Beautyrest Recharge

My BeautyRest Recharge Recommendation

This mattress just didn’t do it for me. It is a bit too firm for my taste. The top layer looks nice but nothing special. I don’t like the fact that if I want to return it I need to pay a $149 fee. With all the other companies I have reviewed so far you get a full cash refund and aren’t stuck choosing a different mattress in stock. At $649 for a Queen, this is the entry level for the recharge line so I imagine the more expensive models have more features.

In conclusion, I would take a look at some of the other inner spring mattress reviews on my site before committing to a Beautyrest Recharge.

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