Drömma Bed Review: More Is Definitely Better

Leesa vs. Dromma mattress comparison - Dromma Bed

 

Keep reading this page for our detailed review of the Drömma mattress.

One of the best things about the direct-to-consumer mattress industry today is that with so much new competition coming online, there is a constant focus on using more environmentally-friendly materials, improving mattress quality and reducing cost.

Unlike cheap early online mattresses that were basically strips of low quality foam glued together, online mattress customers today enjoy a wide range of safe and high quality mattresses designed for all types of sleepers, health issues and needs.

The latest company to enter the intensely competitive “Casper-priced” market is Drömma Bed.

To carve a niche out for itself, Drömma Bed has packed a ton of value and flexibility into their product, arguably more than any other mattress in its class.

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Purple vs Casper Mattress Comparison

Memory foam vs. spring mattress

Casper was one of the first online-only mattress sellers and remains the largest. They are often credited with creating the revolution, and has gained a reputation as a maker of a simple but affordable, high quality foam mattress.

Purple had its origin on Kickstarter, where they raised more than a $100,000 to launch their brand. They created a uniquely designed mattress that quickly became one of the most popular foam mattresses sold online.

After launching in 2015, Purple has attracted thousands of rave reviews with users praising its truly unique top layer for its unmatched level of support and comfort.

But can Purple out-perform a brand that is practically synonymous with online mattresses?

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What’s In This Comparison

In this new mattress showdown, you will learn how the Casper and a newer rival, the Purple mattress, compare in a number of areas including price, warranty, comfort, construction and sleeping experience.

My goal here is not to tell you which mattress is the best, but instead to give you the details you need to make a confident choice between these two mattresses.

So, let’s get to it.


Casper vs. Purple: Which One Should You Buy?

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Here’s my bottom line on which mattress you should buy, based upon your preferences and budget – keep reading this page, to learn more:

Saatva vs Casper

I gave the Casper mattress a 4.2 overall rating (out of 5.0).

Buy the Casper if:

  • You need a Full or Twin size (Purple doesn’t offer those, yet)
  • You want a softer mattress.
  • You want to save a little more money.

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Leesa vs Purple Mattress

I gave the Purple mattress a 4.7 overall rating (out of 5.0).

Buy the Purple Mattress if:

  • You need more support and pressure relief (back pain, etc.).
  • You and your partner have different sleeping preferences.
  • You’re willing to try a new type of mattress: the feel is truly unique – and very nice.

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Keep reading to learn more about these differences.

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Leesa Mattress – The Best All-Purpose Foam Mattress Yet?

Leesa mattress review - young woman on bed

 

Keep reading for an in-depth review of the Leesa mattress.

A relative latecomer to the online mattress craze, Leesa has definitely upped the game for one-size-fits-all online mattresses. 

The Leesa mattress provides a level of comfort I’ve never seen before in a single, one-size-fits-all mattress.

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Amore Mattress Review

Amore Mattress Review

 

Keep reading this page for our 10-minute review of the Amore mattress.

Amore is the only mattress sold exclusively online that uses graphite-infused memory foam, wool and a copper-ion cover in its construction.

These materials provide “therapeutic and health benefits”, according to the company. In fact, Amore calls their product a, ‘Luxury Therapeutic Mattress‘.

We don’t know about all of that, but I can tell you this is one heck of a good deal for a hybrid mattress that combines a latex top, foam and pocketed coils.

With that in mind, I set out to determine just how good of a value the Amore Mattress is.

As with every mattress we review, we’ll focus this 10-minute deep-dive mostly on how well it sleeps and avoid the gimmicky parts.

That said, we will take a look at the merit of Amore’s claims about using graphite and copper – because, well, we just like to know the truth 😉


Table of Contents

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About Amore

Amore founder Todd Summerville and his wife
Amore founder Todd Summerville and his wife

Founded in 2015, Amore Beds is one of the newer mattress brands sold exclusively online.

Amore Beds is a family-owned Chicago startup founded by Todd Summerville.

The company uses the same direct-to-home retail model used by Saatva, Lull and other leading direct-to-customer mattress companies.

Amore’s experienced engineering team has decades of experience in the mattress industry.

By combining their passion for good sleep and a commitment to innovation, they’ve created a really unique hybrid mattress that, in our opinion, provides a nice sleeping experience at a very affordable price point.

The closest competitors to the Amore are Leesa’s new Sapira and Nest’s new Alexander Hybrid, both of which cost more.

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Social Impact

Amore mattress charity

Amore Beds’ goals reach beyond their core mission of making and selling quality mattresses.

Their vision also involves making a positive impact on the society around them.

This begins by using safe environmental-friendly materials in the manufacturing process.

Furthermore, all manufacturing is done in the United States, which supports local jobs.

Occasionally, Amore Beds has been involved in various charity efforts. Through these initiatives, they help provide mattresses to less fortunate families and individuals.

One of their initiatives involves giving away returned mattresses to the Salvation Army.

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Price

The Amore is one of the least expensive mattresses of this quality you will find online – it’s on par with memory foam mattresses LeesaTuft and Needle and Casper – but it contains a lot more expensive materials and technology than they do.

Here is the full price list:

Twin size $475
Twin XL  $575
Full  $750
Queen  $850
King  $1,025
California King  $1,025

If you want to finance your purchase, Amore Beds has partnered with Bread Financing to provide qualifying customers with easy financing options.

You can choose from 3, 6 or 12 month repayment periods.

Get The Best Deal at Amorebeds.com

 

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Purchase Process

Amore mattress review - order form
Amore Beds online order form

The Amore mattress is available for sale only on the company’s official website.

The website presents you with four choices to configure your mattress, as follows:

Choice 1: Mattress Size

First you select the size, of which there are six:

Twin size
Twin XL
Full size
Queen size
King size
California King

After you choose your size, you need to select your preferred firmness level. (Note: for Queen size and larger, this will affect your price.)

Choice 2: Select from Three Comfort Levels

There are three firmness options available: Amore Soft, Amore Medium and Amore Firm.

Back and stomach sleepers will probably find the medium or firm mattress to be ideal.

For side sleepers, the soft is better.

If you are confused about which firmness level to pick, the website offers a quick survey where you answer a few questions to determine your ideal choice.

For most people, we think the medium mattress is just right.

Choice 3: Split Mattress?

You can also choose whether to get a customized split mattress ($100 upcharge). This is a great feature for couples with different comfort level preferences. One side of the mattress can be firm while the other is soft.

Choice 4: Copper-Infused Cover?

For an additional $50, you can also get a copper-infused fabric cover. If you do not check this box, you will get just the normal cotton fabric cover.

Don’t worry about picking the wrong mattress and being forced to stick with it. The company has a generous return policy which we are going to discuss later on.

Note: you can also find the mattress on Amazon, although you will not enjoy the same benefits you will get by buying from the official website.

Get The Best Deal at Amorebeds.com

 

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Delivery & Setup

Amore mattress review - delivery and setup process

Each Amore mattress is made at the factory after you order it, a process that takes 2 to 3 business days before it is ready to ship. Delivery to your doorstep then takes around 2 to 4 business days.

From the time you order online, expect your mattress to arrive in 4-7 business days.

The mattress arrives in a compact box measuring 77”x17”x45” that weighs between 55 and 155 pounds, depending on the mattress size and comfort level ordered.

If you order a Queen, King or California King, consider having a friend or family member around to give you a hand.

Note that the company does not offer optional white-glove delivery or setup service.

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Aesthetics and Styling

Amore mattress aesthetics and styling

The Amore mattress comes in a simple but classy black and white tuxedo styling.  I really like it.

The top half is ash-white with modern swoosh and groove raised patterns on its surface.

The bottom half is all-business black.

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Technology

Technically speaking, Amore is a hybrid mattress, like the more expensive Sapira and Alexander Hybrid.

The mattress is made of layers of graphite-infused Talalay latex foam, poly-foam and independent pocketed coils.

Combined, these layers provide excellent support, minimal motion transfer and a very comfortable feel.

This mattress also has a bit of a bounce to it, which is helpful for amorous couples.

In addition to its construction, the Amore mattress incorporates two unique materials to improve health and comfort: graphite and copper.

1. Temperature Control

Temperature control is an essential component of the sleeping experience. A mattress that gets too hot or too cold makes for a terrible night.

With the Amore Mattress, temperature control begins with its standard organic cotton cover. Its breathable design allows air to flow freely and keep the surface cool.

Further down, a layer of individually wrapped coils keeps the air moving, ensuring that any heat and moisture is carried away from the mattress.

2. Copper-Infused Cover (optional)

When buying the mattress, you are given the option of buying a copper-ion infused cover for $50.

The company claims that the addition of copper provides anti-bacterial and anti-microbial effects which help prevent bad odors from getting into the mattress, thus ensuring it stays fresh for longer. Science backs their claim up.

Amore also says that their copper-infused fabric helps with skin conditions including bruises and scaling.  There’s less proof of that.

3. Graphite-Infused Memory Foam

The Amore mattress incorporates graphite into its top memory foam layer to disperse body heat.

According to researchers, graphite sheets are excellent heat spreaders, so there’s some merit to that claim.

We found the mattress did sleep cool, without any hot spots, but it’s not significantly cooler than other hybrid mattresses we’ve tried.

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Construction

Amore mattress layers

The Amore is an 11 inch thick mattress made of four different layers.

Here is a detailed look at each layer and how it contributes to a good night’s sleep.

1. Top Layer:  memory foam with infused graphite (1 inch)

The top layer is designed for comfort and support. It supports your back while relieving pressure from areas like the shoulders and hips.

This perforated latex layer also carries away excess heat from the surface of the mattress, ensuring you remain cool and comfortable through the night.

Latex foam is well-known for keeping a mattress cool. That is why you will find most hospitals using latex foam mattresses or toppers.

The latex top layer also provides a bit of a bouncy feel, unlike memory foam which conforms to your body.

2. Second Layer: Poly foam (4 inches)

Four inches of polyurethane foam comprise the second layer of the mattress.

Poly-foam is not the highest-grade material for a mattress, but in this case it’s used correctly – as an internal support layer.

When combined with the the top latex foam layer, it also boosts the comfort level of the mattress.

While the top layer focuses on support, the second layer contours around the body a bit to create a great sleeping experience.

This contouring also minimizes pressure points – important for slim people and those who sleep on their side.

3. Third Layer: Pocketed coils (4 inches)

While the Amore mattress is not an innerspring mattress, it integrates one major aspect of innerspring mattresses: individually wrapped coils.

These coils, of which there are dozens, improve support, comfort and temperature control. It also adds more durability to the mattress.

4. Smart-Edge rail system

The weakest part of every mattress is often the edge, around the perimeter.

For couples, this can be a problem because you’ll both sleep closer the edges, where support is reduced.

Not only can this make you uncomfortable, it can lead to back and joint aches.

Weak edges also reduce the longevity of the mattress.

Many mattresses nowadays incorporate an edge support system, but you don’t often see it at this price.

Amore mattress uses a 4-inch Smart-Edge reinforced rail system to make sure you sleep comfortably on the edge of the mattress.

This is a layer of high-density foam around the edge of the mattress ensures that the sides have as much support as other areas of the mattress.

5. Foundation Layer: High Density foam (2 inches)

Rounding out the mattress, at the bottom is a high-density foam foundation layer. This layer is designed to provide overall support and stability to the mattress.

The Amore mattress should serve you well for at least a decade, without developing the dreaded middle crater.

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Cover

Amore mattress cover

The Amore mattress comes wrapped in an ultra-soft cotton cover, standard.

While it may seem like the cover is there just for the aesthetics, it plays a big role in comfort and overall sleeping experience.

For one, the soft texture makes for a nice feel when lying on the bed.

Second, it is made from organic cotton which is highly breathable which ensures no heat or moisture is trapped on the surface of the mattress.

If you care about increasing the anti-microbial properties of your Amore, upgrade to their copper-infused cover.

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Smell/Off-gassing

Amore Mattress uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, so what little off-gassing exists is completely harmless.

The foams used in this mattress are is not organic (except the cover), but they are totally safe for you and the environment.

When you buy an Amore mattress, you can expect a ‘fresh-foam’ smell for the first day or two after opening it.

If you are extra sensitive to this smell, I recommend leaving the mattress upright in an airy room for 24-48 hours. This will give it time to get rid of any new-mattress smells before you sleep on it.

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Sleeping Experience

The sleeping experience is the most important feature of any mattress.

And contrary to what decades of marketing have taught us, a great sleeping experience has nothing to do with the price of a mattress.

Some expensive mattresses provide a terrible experience, while extremely affordable ones like the Amore often perform much better.

So how does the Amore mattress measure up?

Let’s take a look at the 4 characteristics that make the most impact on a good night’s sleep: firmness, sinkage, motion transfer and temperature control.

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Firmness

The Amore mattress is available in three firmness levels: soft, medium and firm.

With a latex top layer, none of these mattresses feel much like a memory foam-topped mattress, so if you like the feel of a Tempurpedic, you probably shouldn’t get this one.

Amore soft is ideal for side sleepers that need to avoid pressure points on the hip and shoulder. It is also great for slimmer individuals for whom sharper bones and joints might cause uncomfortable pressure points. I would rate the Amore Soft at 3-4 out of 10 with 1 being very soft and 10 being very firm.

The Amore medium mattress is the sweet spot for most people. At a firmness rating of around 5-6 out of 10, it balances perfectly between firm and soft. It is firm enough to support the back and soft enough to contour around pressure points.

On the higher end of the scale, the Amore firm mattress is for those who. The firmness rates a 7 out of 10. This mattress is perfect for heavier sleepers who need extra support and folks who sleep on their stomach.

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Sinkage

Sinkage refers to how much a mattress depresses when you lie on it. This directly impacts the level of support you get.

For the Amore mattress, the sinkage varies quite a bit depending on the firmness level of the mattress.

The Amore soft gives up the greatest sinkage, almost 2″ in the middle of the bed. This allows for great pressure relief, but it can also reduce support for other sleepers.

Amore firm has the least sinkage, at a little more than 1″ in the center of the bed. This provides excellent support for back-sleepers and heavier people, but it will prove uncomfortable for most.

Amore medium has an average sinkage, about 1.5″ or so in the middle, which is about perfect for balancing between support and comfort.

Along the edges, Amore’s rail system does a good, but not perfect, job minimizing edge sinkage when you lie near the edge. Noticeably better than most memory foam mattresses in this price range, however.


Motion Transfer

Another important aspect of the sleeping experience is motion transfer, which refers to the amount of movement transmitted from one side of the mattress to the other.

Too much motion transfer creates mid-night disturbances for couples who share the same bed.

Motion transfer is minimal to non-existent with the Amore, probably due to their use of a latex top layer plus pocketed coils that are individually wrapped.

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Hot/Cold Issues

In my opinion, Amore does a good job keeping their mattress cool, especially when compared to memory foam-topped mattresses.

The pocketed coil layer no doubt keeps air flowing through the mattress.

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Warranty

Amore mattress

The Amore mattress comes with a better-than-average 20-year warranty that covers all the standard aspects: permanent depressions of 1-inch or more, faulty materials and issues with workmanship.

Their warranty covers the original buyer only, for mattresses bought through approved outlets only.

Make sure you go through the warranty in full before buying, to know exactly how you are covered.

Amore’s 20-year warranty is twice as along as the standard 10 years that most online mattress companies provide. This is an indication of how long you can expect the mattress to last.

Read The Warranty at Amorebeds.com

 

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Return Policy

The company provides a very friendly return policy, on-par with other mattresses in this price range.

Once you purchase the mattress, you are given an industry-average 100 days to decide whether it is right for you.

For the first 30 days, you need to keep and use your Amore in your home. After the burn-in period, if you still do not like it, the company will provide a free no-hassle return.

The mattress will be picked up and donated to a local charity, so you do not have to worry about shipping it back to them.

You can then opt to get your money back or choose a different mattress.

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Shipping

Order-to-receive shipping cycle takes an average of 4 to 7 business days. This includes 2-3 days for manufacturing and 2-4 for delivery.

Customers enjoy free shipping within the United States.

Currently, no special (e.g. expedited) shipping options or international deliveries are available.

But you can call the company to inquire about any special shipping and delivery requests that they can accommodate.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Outstanding value for a hybrid mattress with this much technology in it.
  • Lots of customization options. In addition to firmness levels, you can also opt for a customized split mattress.
  • Extra-long 20-year warranty.

Cons

  • Amore is a new company, meaning we cannot make a full assessment of the durability of their mattress. But the 20-year warranty is a good sign.
  • Not sure the copper and graphite make that much difference.

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This Mattress is Perfect for You If…

  • You want the best deal on a great-sleeping hybrid mattress.
  • You want a split-configuration mattress with lots of firmness options for both of you.

 

Get The Best Deal at Amorebeds.com

 

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Conclusion

The Amore Mattress is an outstanding value for a hybrid mattress – or for anyone who likes the feel of sleeping on a latex top.

If you are looking at hybrids like the Sapira and the Nest Alexander Hybrid and you want to save some money by buying from a startup, then the Amore is a great choice.


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The best deals are found on Amorebeds.com.

Note: the warranty and return policy are better if you buy from their site vs. from a 3rd party like Amazon.

Get The Best Deal at Amorebeds.com

Online Mattress Reviews

Buying a Mattress Online - Read our Best Mattress Reviews and Comparisons

The Best Online Mattress Reviews

Shopping online for a mattress used to be easy.

A couple of years ago, there were only a few companies selling mattresses online, so your choices were limited.

But that’s all changed, now.

Today, we are in the midst of a genuine revolution in how mattresses are manufactured and sold. There are more than 50 companies selling mattresses online. Even store brands like Sealy and Tempurpedic sell online.

With so many websites to visit and so many coupons and discounts around, shopping online for a mattress can eat up a lot of your time.

It can get downright frustrating just to build a short list!

And, while it is true that online competition has driven the price of a great mattress down by 30-50% (yay!), you still can’t ignore the fact that,

Buying a mattress is a significant investment.

That’s why my husband and I created SleepDelivered.com, a site dedicated to reviewing the best mattresses sold online.

The goal of this site is to help you quickly:

  • create your short list
  • understand the major differences between the most popular mattresses sold online; and,
  • make a final selection based on facts, not a sales pitch.

OK, enough of all the explaining – let’s get to the reviews!


The Best Online Mattresses We’ve Reviewed

Listed below are all of the online mattresses my husband and I have reviewed, ranked by our overall quality score.

Just click a name to read my review.

Every mattress we review is assigned an overall 5-star quality rating which ranges from 1.0 (I can’t sleep on it) to 5.0 (best of the best).  To do this, we look at 16 different criteria that are explained at the bottom of this page.

We only publish reviews of mattresses that rate a 4.0 or higher on this scale.

How To Use Our Comparison Tables

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MattressRatingPriceDescriptionOur TakeComfort ChoicesWarrantyIn-Home TrialDeliveryAvoid IfGreat Choice IfShop Now
Saatva
Saatva mattress review
4.9$599-$1399Luxury innerspring mattress.A luxury innerspring mattress that compares with the finest retail products.Firm
Med. Firm
Soft
15 years120 nights7-15 daysyou don't like the feel of a spring mattressyou're considering a Simmons Beautyrest, Kingsdown Ashley, Sterns & Foster Ashley or Serta iSeriesSaatvaMattress.com
Plushbeds Botanical Bliss
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review - cover shot
4.8$1,099-$2,598Luxury organic latex mattressThe best-sleeping, highest-quality 100% latex mattress sold online. All-natural materials, lots of options, and a super-long warranty.Firm,
Med. Firm,
Soft
25 years100 nights2 weeksyou're bargain-shopping. Not cheap! Still costs far less than a comparable store-bought brand, though.you are a no-compromise, environmentally-sensitive shopper. This one has it all.Plushbeds.com
Nest Alexander Hybrid

Nest Alexander Hybrid Signature Select best hybrid mattress
4.8$799-$1499Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattressA super-comfy, cool-sleeping hybrid mattress that's just about perfect for loving couples. One of the best we've tested.Medium Soft
Medium Firm
20 years100 nights7 daysyou want to customize it - this is a one-size-fits-all sleeper.you - if you're partner moves around a lot at night; zero motion transfer!NestBedding.com
Sapira by Leesa
Sapira Mattress Review - hero shot
4.7$975-$1,775Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattressA luxury hybrid mattress with a great bounce & excellent support - at a great price.Med Firm10 years100 nights4-10 daysyou need a firmer or softer comfort level; Sapira doesn't offer a choiceyou want the comfort of foam and the support & durability of pocketed coilsSapira
Nest Alexander Signature Series
Nest Alexander Hybrid Signature Select mattress review - modern platform bed
4.7$899-$1399Luxury organic memory foam mattressA premium, natural gel-over-latex foam mattress that sleeps cool and can be customized to your comfort level.Firm
Med. Firm
Soft
20 years100 nights7 daysyou're all about the lowest priceyou're shopping for Tempurpedic - you'll save at least $1,000NestBedding.com
Helix
Helix mattress review - couple on bed
4.7$600-$1,195High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.An excellent memory foam mattress that is custom-fit to your unique sleeping habits, body and preferences.Custom-fit10 years100 nights6-13 daysa cheap foam mattress will doyou want or need a custom-fit mattress; and couples who need different comfort levelsHelixSleep.com
Purple Mattress
Purple Mattress - uncovered in modern bedroom
4.7$699-$1299High-quality proprietary foam mattressAn incredibly comfortable and affordable foam mattress that adapts itself to your body like no other.Soft+Firm Combination10 years100 nights7-14 daysyou need a Twin or Full size mattress (they don't sell them)you're OK trying something new - their technology is truly uniqueAmazon.com
Nest Love Bed
Nest Love Bed - naked on frame
4.7$399-$749High-quality latex mattress.With a recently-updated design, The Love Bed remains one of the best mattresses you can buy for sex.Firm
Med. Firm
Soft
10 years100 nights7 daysyou don't like latex or a lot of bounceyou plan to give your bed a workout, and don't want to pay too muchNestBedding.com
Dr̦omma
Leesa vs. Dromma mattress comparison - Dromma Bed
4.7$524-$1,049High quality latex-memory foam mattressIf you're considering Casper, Leesa or Endy, then Dr̦omma should be on your short list. Arguably the best value in its class.Med Soft.
Med Firm
12 years200 nights3-5 daysyou don't like a lot of bounce or you're allergic to latexyou care about the environment, love a great deal and want a choice of firmnessDr̦ommaBed.com
Loom and Leaf
Loom and Leaf mattress review - mattress in luxury bedroom
4.7$699-$1499Luxury memory foam mattressA luxury organic memory foam mattress that easily matches the sleep experience of premium store brands, for far less money.Firm
Med. Firm
15 years120 nights7-15 daysyou need a soft mattress - this one's a bit firmyou want a luxurious organic foam mattress - without the high priceLoomAndLeaf.com
Leesa
Leesa vs Dromma - Leesa mattress uncovered on bed
4.6$525-$1,070High-quality foam mattressThe best one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress sold online. Sleeps noticeably better than Casper, for the same price.Medium10 years100 nights7-10 daysyou prefer a softer or firmer feel than normal.you want the best high quality memory foam mattress you can buy, at a bargain priceLeesa.com
Nectar
Nectar mattress construction
4.6$500-$900High-quality foam mattressGreat mattress; best warranty in the biz.Med. FirmLifetime365 nights3-5 daysyou prefer a softer or firmer feel than normal.you want to protect your investment.Nectar
Bear Mattress
best mattresses 2016 - shopping online
4.6$500-$950High-quality memory foam mattress made for athletesDesigned for active athletes, this may be the coolest-sleeping memory foam mattress sold onlineMed. Firm10 years100 nights4-7 daysyou prefer a comfort level other than medium-firm. This mattress is one-size-fits-all.you need a memory foam mattress that sleeps exceptionally dry and cool.BearMattress.com
Luxi
Luxi mattress customization
4.6$799-$1299High-quality foam w/ SBTA unique foam mattress that can be configured for 3 comfort levels.Soft
Med
Firm
10 years1,000 nights1-5 daysyou know what comfort level you need - there are less expensive optionsyou want maximum choice of comfort, or want to change it laterAmazon
Endy Beds
Endy Mattress - on platform bed
4.6$500-$700High quality memory foam mattress made in CanadaAn excellent Canadian-made memory foam mattress that's better, cheaper and a bit softer than Casper.Med. Soft10 years100 nights3-7 daysyou prefer a firm mattress or need a less-common size (they only offer 4).you like your foam mattress a little on the soft side.EndySleep.com
GhostBed
GhostBed Mattress
4.6$495-$925High-quality hybrid foam mattressAwesome deal, slightly firm, great supportMed. Firm20 years (first 10 non-prorated)101 nights3-5 daysyou like a memory foam feelyou like a little bounce in your life GhostBed
Amore
Amore mattress aesthetics and styling
4.6$475-$1,025High-quality hybrid mattressOutstanding value for a hybrid latex + coils designSoft,
Med.,
Firm
20 years100 nights4-7 daysyou like that Tempurpedic soft feelyou like the feel of latex or innersprings - without the costAmore Beds
YogaBed
Yogabed mattress review - hero shot
4.6$599-$949 on AmazonQuality memory foam mattressreview coming soon!Med. Firm10 years101 nights7-10 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!Amazon.com
Amerisleep
Amerisleep Colonial mattress review - hero shot
4.5$749-$3,398 on AmazonEco-friendly memory foam mattressesGreat support, a choice of 5 comfort levels, the latest bio-friendly foams and a cool+dry night's sleep. What more could you want from a memory foam mattress?Soft
Med. Soft
Medium
Med. Firm
Firm
20 years100 nights5-10 daysyou're shopping for a medium-firm foam mattress; Leesa is the better/cheaper choiceyou're an eco-minded buyer who needs a firmer or softer mattress than most.Amazon.com
Tuft & Needle
4.5$350-$750 on AmazonBudget foam mattressThe cheapest memory foam mattress sold online - that doesn't sacrifice on quality or comfort. Excellent customer service, too.Med. Firm10 years
non-prorated
100 nights1-5 daysyou need a firmer or softer mattress; everyone gets the same (medium firm).you are looking for a bargain memory foam mattress.Amazon.com
Layla
Layla mattress review
4.5$499-$999Quality 2-in-1 memory foam mattressAn affordable all-foam mattress with great support, cooling and a unique 2-in-1 comfort choice.Med. Soft
Med. Firm
Unlimited, non-prorated120 nights3-5 daysyou need extra-soft, extra-firm or a split/custom mattress. you are looking for a high quality memory foam mattress, but you’re not sure what firmness you need$499-$999
4Sleep
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4.5$549-$999 on AmazonQuality memory foam mattressreview coming soon!Med. Firm10 years100 nights7 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!Amazon.com
Live & Sleep
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4.5$599-899 on AmazonQuality memory foam mattressreview coming soon!Med. Firm10 years100 nights7-10 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!Amazon.com
Keetsa Pillow Plus
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4.5$576-$996Quality organic hybrid mattressTop-quality organic luxury for a discount price. You'll have a hard time finding a better organic mattress at this price anywhere.Med. Firm12 years90 nights
10% restock fee
5-7 daysyou aren't really sure (Keetsa's return policy isn't the best)you want a real organic mattress, but also a good dealKeetsa.com
Brooklyn Bedding
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4.5$450-$1050 on AmazonHigh quality latex mattress made by industry veteransreview coming soon!Firm
Med. Firm
Soft
10 years120 nights6-9 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!Amazon.com
WinkBeds
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4.4$749-$1,698Luxury hybrid foam + spring mattress.review coming soon!Med. Firm10 years101 nights7-10 daysreview coming soon!review coming soon!WinkBeds.com
Cocoon by Sealy
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4.4$399-$999 on AmazonBudget foam mattressA surprisingly affordable memory foam mattress from Sealy. Med. Soft
Firm
10 years100 nights4-7 daysyou want a soft mattress, or you're looking for special features.you need a firm & affordable memory foam mattress.Cocoon by Sealy
Casper
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4.2$550-$1,150High-quality foam mattress. All synthetic.The original one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress. Still a great bargain, but Leesa, Dromma and Bear are better choices at this price.Med. Firm10 years100 nights2-5 daysyou don't like all-synthetic foam or need choice in comfort level.you want a simple, cheap medium-firm mattress - from a company that's been around more than a few monthsCasper

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We’ve got you covered.

Click the tab below that interests you to reveal a hand-picked short list of mattresses in a mobile-friendly table.

For each mattress listed, we provide details on the features you should consider when buying a mattress online.

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How We Review A Mattress (Without Selling Our Soul)

Sleepdelivered mattress reviews - macbook pro on bedMy team and I have researched and reviewed more than 30 mattresses sold online, so far.

Like most other review websites, we use affiliate links to pay the bills.  That’s it.

To preserve our objectivity, we don’t “sell access” to retailers and manufacturers, the way other review sites do.

For example:

  • We don’t accept free merchandise. We buy our mattresses online using our own money, just like you would. We do this under another person’s name, so they don’t know that it’s us.
  • We never contact a manufacturer until after we’ve published our review. After we go to press, we send them a link & ask them to check our facts – but not our opinions.
  • We don’t “sell access” to our readers. We don’t sell ad space, guest posts, paid email promotions, or any other form of access or “influencer marketing”

In contrast, most review sites accept free merchandise in exchange for their review. This turns the website into a pay-for-review business, because the reviewer is free to sell the mattresses off on eBay or Amazon, when they’re done.

 

How We Select A Mattress To Review

First off: we’re not trying to document the world!

I have but one husband to donate to science, and this isn’t my full time job.

So, I’ll keep buying and testing the mattresses that interest me the most.

That aside, I do look at existing ratings and verified customer reviews before selecting a mattress to review. It has to look like a winner before I’ll waste my time reviewing it.

Like you, I only want to review – and sleep on – the best of the best.

I Don’t Work Alone

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Like every good website these days, I rely on a few good people to help me pull this thing off.

I employ fact-checkers, researchers, draft writers, web designers and graphics experts to make this site do what it does.

 

Our Mattress Review Process

See My 5-Step Mattress Review Process

On my team, I focus on writing and editing reviews.

I like to think that my reviews are the most thorough and the most accurate mattress reviews online.

I write every my 10-minute mattress reviews like I’m writing a letter to my best friend to explain everything anyone could ever want to know about this mattress.

In each, I cover everything you could want to know about that mattress: the company, the sleeping experience, how it compares with its closest alternatives – plus the features that matter most when buying a mattress online.

To keep things fair and balanced, I also scrub the internet for other people’s impressions.

On top of this, I hire a fact-checker (yes, a real job) to check my reviews periodically against the manufacturer’s website, to make sure we don’t miss any important changes. For example, Nest recently updated its Love Bed, and other mattresses change their materials from time to time.

But to be honest, all I can document is what I learned and experienced.

Your experience WILL differ.

That’s why…

I Consider Other Reviews

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To give you the fairest picture of how a mattress performs for most people, I look at more than just my experience when assigning an overall score.

In fact, I have to, if I want to be ‘fair and balanced’, to you.

That’s because most mattresses are sold in a variety of firmness levels, configurations and versions.

Like most mattress reviewers, I only test one comfort level and one version of a given mattress in my home

I don’t test every possible combination. No one does that, to my knowledge.

In order to broaden my review to cover all variations, we research and factor-in what other reviewers have said about the mattress.

I even sometimes adjust my overall rating of a mattress based on the general consensus of other reviewers.

Finally, the ratings and reviews on this site are updated periodically, whenever new information comes in from the manufacturer or we receive important input from other reviewers and our readers.


My Mattress Rating Criteria

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My team and I score every mattress I review with an overall 5-star rating, from 1 star (unusable) to 5 stars (perfect every night). To assign that rating, we consider the following features and criteria:

  1. The Company Behind the Mattress
  2. Social Commitment
  3. Online Order Process
  4. Price
  5. Shipping, Delivery & Setup
  6. Firmness & Comfort Choices
  7. Technology & Materials
  8. Mattress Construction
  9. Cooling Performance
  10. Motion Transfer
  11. Sinkage
  12. Edge Support
  13. Off-Gassing
  14. In-Home Trial
  15. Returns & Refund Policy
  16. Warranty

Continue reading to learn about each of these factors and how it contributes to my overall 5-star quality rating.

1. The Company Behind the Mattress

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All things equal, we’ll score an established brand higher than new startup, because:

  1. Their products have been tested in the real world, longer
  2. Their warranties have been tested, too
  3. They likely have more cash on hand to weather market downturns, which will matter to you a lot if you ever need that warranty!

We also take into account the reputation of the company with its current customers.

2. Social Commitment

Dromma Bed - social impact made in USA

Another thing we look at is the company’s commitment to their community and to the environment.

Most mattress-in-a-box companies today have some sort of social program or work with charities to donate returned mattresses and/or provide new mattresses to their community. Some go beyond that, however, to donate a portion of their revenues to people in need.

In addition, we consider the company’s commitment to maintaining a safe and clean environment. We look at whether they use clean manufacturing processes, we look at the materials they use in their mattresses, and we look at whether they adhere to the latest environmental standards.

3. Online Order Process

Bear mattress review - order form online

It’s important to us that the company is easy to do business with. If their order process or related customer service isn’t top-notch, then we will take points off.

This is rarely the case with online mattress companies, today, except in a few instances where the website was down, prices/discounts didn’t match their marketing, and people were hard to get hold of when we needed them.

We really haven’t seen that many issues, so far.

4. Price

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We believe our readers care as much about value-for-money as anything else, so this criteria carries a very heavy weighting in our 5-star scoring system.

We try to be as fair as possible by comparing a mattress against its closest rivals to determine “relative value”.

But straight-up price is the biggest factor.

5. Shipping, Delivery & Setup

Leesa vs. Casper - Leesa delivery box

This category carries a moderate weighting, but it can be important for some mattresses due to their weight / difficulty in setting up – and if shipping costs are extra.

Some of the questions we ask here include:

  • Did the company deliver on time, as promised?
  • Is there an option to arrange for help when setting up / unpacking the mattress, especially if it is heavy?
  • Do extra shipping charges apply? In what situations / geographies?
  • Can we change shipping location or date, after we order?
  • Will the company remove our old mattress? For what fee?

6. Firmness & Comfort Choices

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This is more of a characteristic of a particular mattress than a comparison feature. So we don’t give it too much weight in our scores.

That said, it does matter if the company offers comfort choices that meet everyone’s needs.

And, it matters a LOT to me if the comfort level I ordered feels like it should – or doesn’t.

7. Technology & Materials

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review - mattress construction latext foam layers

The materials and technology of a mattress can’t be separated from how well the mattress performs. Performance always trumps technology.

That said, when we consider value-for-money, the choice of materials and technology does come into play.

In general, we assign higher scores for mattresses that incorporate new, high-performance technologies that actually make a difference in cooling, support, comfort, motion control, bounce, etc.

Re-marketing a memory foam under a fancy new name won’t get points from us.

8. Mattress Construction

Saatva mattress - coil-on-coil construction

How a mattress is constructed literally defines its support, comfort and sleeping experience – and its useful life.

This is important – but not as important as the sleeping experience it delivers – so, it carries a medium weighting in our scoring system.

We look at the materials used, the number and function of different layers, and any unique technologies used that actually make a difference in performance.

In general, we rate thicker mattresses (>12”) higher – for two reasons:

  1. a thicker mattress will usually last longer than a thin one; this is especially true for foam mattresses (because: physics)
  2. thicker mattresses can accommodate more layers and more complex support systems that can be tweaked/engineered with more precision. This is probably why thicker mattresses usually sleep better, in our experience.

We also give credit for more complex layering – when it’s done with a purpose.

9. Cooling Performance

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We’ll ding a mattress if it sleeps too hot or too cold, at night.

Most online mattresses we test don’t have a cooling performance problem, but a few have been flagged.

Now, I live in the Deep South (US), where it’s brutally hot 6-7 months of the year. And, my husband hates a hot mattress. So if a mattress sleeps hot, we WILL find out.

10. Motion Transfer

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Motion transfer is important for anyone who sleeps with another creature, whether that happens to be a husband, a wife… or a dog.

A mattress gets high marks if no little-to-no motion is transferred from one point on the mattress to another. It gets a low score if all it takes is a cough to wake my husband.

11. Sinkage

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Sinkage is a measure of how deeply your body sinks into a mattress when you lie on it or press on it.

The amount of sinkage you want in your mattress depends on the type of sleeper you are. If you sleep on your side, then a little more sinkage is preferable. If you sleep on your back, then you probably want less.

On this criteria, we’ll remove points if the sinkage of a mattress is excessive, if it doesn’t give at least an inch, or doesn’t match the company’s claims.

12. Edge Support

Nest Alexander Signature Select mattress review - sinkage test

Edge Support is how well the mattress holds its position under pressure, along its edges.

No one wants a soft, overly-compliant edge on their bed, so we deduct points if a mattress folds under pressure too easily.

13. Smell / Off-Gassing

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Most all-foam mattresses and mattresses made with foam layers will emit volatile organic compound (VOC) vapors when new. This process is called off-gassing.

These days, the gases emitted by foam aren’t toxic or dangerous. But the smell annoys some people.

The two questions we ask here include:

  1. how noticeable and unpleasant is the “new mattress” smell? and,
  2. how long does the smell last?

14. In-Home Trial

Purple Mattress - Sleeping Experience

Most online mattress companies offer a free, no-risk in home trial lasting between 30 and 220 nights.

In truth, though, you shouldn’t ever need more than 30 to 60 days to try a mattress in your home.

For this reason, we don’t give this criteria that much weight.

If the return window falls within a 60-day window or if a company offers an extraordinarily long trial period that might change your mattress-owning strategy completely, then we’ll change its score.

15. Returns & Refunds

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Related to the in-home trial is the mattress company’s refund and return policy. This category carries a heavy weighting in our scoring system, and for good reason.

Mattress return/refund policies differ in the conditions under which they will refund your purchase price and/or accept a returned mattress.

For example, some manufacturers will only provide a refund if the mattress isn’t abused or “used improperly”.

Others require that you provide the right sort of support/foundation under your mattress throughout your use of it.

Both of these situations can be hard to prove, if you are challenged on it. Not that we’ve heard that many return horror stories – but a few of our readers have complained.

Finally, while most companies refund your entire purchase price, a few of them also charge a restocking and/or pickup fee.

So make sure you read their policy completely.

16. Warranty

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The quality of a company’s product warranty is the strongest sign a mattress company has faith in its own product, so we give it a lot of weight.

Most online mattress warranties last 10 years, but some companies offer 15, 20 or even 25-year warranties.

And, contrary to what you might think, the price of a mattress doesn’t necessarily correspond to its warranty length. Some inexpensive startups carry extremely long warranties.

So, shop carefully.

Of course, comparing warranties can be tricky. They usually differ in the types of damage they cover and whether the warranty is prorated (refund amount declines with time) or not (far better)

Read the fine print on the warranty, before buying.


Learn More!

If the reviews listed above don’t solve your problem, then we do offer a few more resources on this site that should help:

  • Mattress Comparisons & Top Picks: If you are trying to buy a specific type of mattress or have a unique need like back pain, then check out our Mattress Comparison Tables. In  them, we list our top picks for different sleeping styles, needs and types of mattress you might be interested in.
  • Coupons: we’ve sourced special discount codes that will save you $100s on your purchase. You can email them to yourself or a friend, too.
  • Head-to-Head Mattress Comparisons: in which we compare two popular online mattresses in a given category.
  • Buying Guides: to help you find the right product for back pain, side sleepersamorous couples and other common situations.

Cocoon Mattress Review

 

Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Cocoon mattress.

Sealy is one of the latest traditional mattress brands to launch an online-only mattress.  Nature’s Sleep recently did the same thing with GhostBed.

Perhaps they are feeling pressured by direct-to-customer mattress startups, or maybe Sealy just wants to widen their customer base.

Whatever their motivation, the benefit of their move is you, the buyer.

Starting at only $399,  Cocoon by Sealy is a surprisingly affordable product from such a reputable brand!

The Cocoon has a few tricks up its sleeve to ensure you sleep cool and comfortable, too. The most notable one is the phase change material in the Cocoon Chill, designed to maintain optimal temperature levels.

Sealy brings over a hundred years of experience into the online mattress biz.

But does this experience translate into a high-quality sleeping experience?

Let’s find out.


Table of Contents

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About Sealy

Sealy Cocoon mattress

Sealy is one of the oldest bedding companies, with more than a century’s worth of experience in the industry. It was launched in 1881 in Sealy Texas, from where it gets its name.

The company has survived through numerous ups and downs, even coming back from near-bankruptcy a few decades ago.

In 2012, Sealy was sold to rival Tempur-Pedic, though it retained its brand name and continues to operate independently.

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Social Impact

Cocoon mattress social impact

Sealy has been involved in a number of charitable efforts over the years.

Most recently, they donated mattresses to non-profits groups in recognition of the 2016 Veterans Day.

They also have a commitment to safe and environmentally friendly manufacturing. This is an important move, especially in an age where pollution has become a key issue.

Another important point to note is that all manufacturing is done in the USA, helping to provide jobs to local families and individuals.

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Purchase Process

Cocoon is an online-only mattress. You won’t find it in retail stores. You can get it at their official website https://www.cocoonbysealy.com/ or at Amazon.com.

On their official website, you’ll get a 100-night trial with your purchase. If you buy on Amazon, you may save money, but you only get a 30-day return policy.

Cocoon mattress review - order form

When shopping online, you will notice there are two mattresses; the Chill and the Classic. See “Construction” and “Sleeping Experience” sections below for the key difference between the two. Cocoon Chill is the pricier.

Select the mattress you prefer and proceed to checkout.

Both mattresses come in six different sizes.

Twin size
Twin XL
Full size
Queen size
King size
California King

Once you choose your size, the next step is to choose your preferred comfort level.

There are two comfort choices: soft and firm.

We are going to discuss both firmness levels shortly, but generally, the soft is more like a ‘medium’ and is ideal if you are a side or combo sleeper, while the firm is better for back and stomach sleepers.

While having options can be a good thing, it can also lead to potential confusion for customers who may be nervous about buying the wrong mattress.

But there is no risk at all even if you chose the wrong mattress. You can test the mattress for 100 days and if it does not suit you, simply return it for a refund.

See Size and Comfort Choices on Amazon

 

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Shipping

Cocoon mattress purchase process

Cocoon provides free shipping to all 50 states in the United States via UPS Ground.

Once you place an order, it takes around 48 business hours to process it (excluding holidays and weekends).

After ordering, you can expect your mattress to be delivered in 4-7 days. Cocoon does not charge shipping fees for deliveries within the United States.

No international deliveries are provided at this time.

You will receive a tracking number so that you can follow the delivery process and get ready for its arrival.

If you have any special shipping requirements such as expedited shipping or Saturday delivery, call customer care to see if the request can be met. In many cases though, you might have to pay an extra fee.

Cocoon does not require customers to sign for the mattresses meaning you do not have to be home to receive the delivery.

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Delivery & Unboxing

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The mattress will be delivered in a box designed to be carried by one person, though it is a good idea to have someone nearby to help you set it up.

Cocoon does not provide special delivery services, meaning they will simply deliver it to your door and that’s it.

But if you have any special delivery requests, be sure to contact customer care before making the order. They might just be able to accommodate it.

To mount the mattress on your bed, tear off the box and place the roll on your platform or foundation.

Cocoon mattress review - unboxing

Then, unroll it and break the plastic seal to let the mattress decompress.

Finally, remove the plastic sheet cover, and you’re ready for sheets.

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Aesthetics and Styling

Cocoon mattress style and aesthetics

Both the Classic and Chill Cocoon mattresses have identical modern-styled covers.

A white diamond-patterned fabric covers most of the mattress, contrasted by a dark blue piece at the bottom.

Both mattresses spot the ‘Cocoon by Sealy’ tag and logo.

Overall, there isn’t much to say about the styling. It is clean and simple but does not influence the sleeping experience in any way.

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Technology

Cocoon mattresses do not come with groundbreaking tech, really.

Instead, Sealy engineers focused on making improvements to existing features and materials.

This is not to mean that the sleeping experience is negatively affected by the lack of awe-inspiring technology. A mattress can be perfectly fine even without all the high-tech bells and whistles.

That said, there are a couple of features I would like to highlight because of their contribution to the sleeping experience.

1. Phase-Change Material

Cocoon Chill comes with a special cover designed to create a cool sleeping surface. It is made with a proprietary Phase Change Material (PCM).

A PCM is a material that absorbs and releases heat as it changes phase (from solid to liquid and back). During these changes, the material maintains a constant temperature.

When used in mattresses, Phase Change Materials help to absorb body heat without increasing the mattress’ temperature.

The Cocoon Chill mattress does feel very cool to the touch. At night, you do not have to worry about the mattress getting too hot or too cold.

The Cocoon Classic does not use PCM.

2. Essential Support Foam

Both firm and soft versions and both varieties of the Cocoon mattress use Essential Support Foam as the foundational layer.

The Firm Cocoon mattress has Reinforced Essential Support Foam while the Soft Cocoon mattress has Flexible Essential Support Foam.

Essential Support Foam is designed as a heavier-than-usual type of foam. It is engineered to be extra durable and resilient over years of use.

3. Testing process

I also wanted to make note of Cocoon’s testing process.

Since Cocoon is very young, mattresses bought by customers have yet to stand the test of time. This makes it virtually impossible to judge their durability.

But what if you could speed up time?

That is exactly what the engineers do when testing Cocoon mattresses. The testing process simulates real life usage conditions over 10 years of sped-up time. The aim is to test for resilience and durability.

They have two specific tests; the Rollator Surface Fatigue and the Mattress Durability Impact Test.

Both tests apply 225lbs of pressure on the mattress for tens of thousands of cycles, simulating 10 years of use. This ensures that when sold, Cocoon mattresses will actually last for at least a decade and even more.

Combined with the 10-year warranty, you should have little fear as to the durability of the Cocoon mattress.

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Construction

Cocoon mattress construction
Cocoon Soft (Classic)

Our discussion on construction is mainly going to center on the structural difference between the soft and firm comfort levels.

There isn’t much difference between Chill and Classic. Only the PCM on the Chill sets the two apart.

The biggest structural differences are between the soft and firm options.

Cocoon Soft

The soft Cocoon mattress has three layers.

1. 2-inch comfort layer

Memory foam is known for its contouring and pressure relief capabilities. That is exactly why it used in the top layer.

It creates a wonderful soft hug when you lay on it, perfect for relaxing after a long tiring day. The foam quickly adapts to your body shape, weight and size ensuring that there are no uncomfortable pressure points or uneven support areas.

2. 2-inch transition layer

The second layer is made from poly foam and acts as both a transition and support layer.

It is firmer than the top memory foam layer, which allows it to create adequate and even support for the sleeper. It also acts as a transition to the firmer Flexible Essential Support Foam layer below.

3. 6-inch foundational layer

Six inches of Flexible Essential Support Foam provide adequate support for the entire mattress. It also adds durability to the mattress, allowing it to retain its shape and structure through years of use.

For heavier sleepers, the dense foundational foam is essential in maintaining deep compression support and protecting the mattress from premature sagging.

Cocoon Firm

The firm Cocoon mattress only has two layers.

1. 2-inch comfort layer

Those who prefer a firm mattress need contouring and pressure relief too and that is what this layer is for. It is similar to the soft memory foam layer found in the Soft Cocoon.

2. 8-inch Reinforced Essential Support Foam

The firm Cocoon lacks a middle layer, which helps to create a firmer and sturdier feel.

This 8-inch base layer therefore acts both as a support layer for the sleeper and a foundational base for the entire mattress.

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Cover

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The cover is the only component where the Chill differs from the Classic.

The Cocoon Classic comes with a standard knit fabric cover. It contains spun poly fibers that feel very soft to the touch and ensure breathability.

This keeps the cover reasonably cool during the night. The fabric itself is stretchy, creating a snug fit around the mattress.

The Cocoon Chill uses a highly specialized cover material, PCM (Phase Changing Material), which allows it to remain comfortably cool through the night.

Thanks to the PCM cover, the Cocoon Chill scores higher when it comes to temperature control and that’s why it is also the pricier of the two mattresses.

Neither mattress cover is meant to be removed for washing. If you have to remove a stain, spot cleaning using a mild detergent and cold water is better. Rub gently and remember to let it air dry before covering it up again.

If you are nervous about the mattress cover becoming dirty, consider using a mattress protector.

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Smell/Off-gassing

The Cocoon mattress loses some points when it comes to smell.

If you look around online, you’ll see a lot of comments about a mildly unpleasant smell after opening the mattress. For some owners, it took a few days to dissipate while for others, it took a bit longer.  Sealy says it will take about 48 hours for the mattress to fully decompress.

Cocoon is a memory foam mattress, which means that it comes off the factory line with a certain ‘new foam’ smell. This is NOT harmful because, as with most mattress companies today, their foams are CertiPUR-US certified.

The off-gassing can be uncomfortable to those who are smell sensitive. If it affects you, I recommend letting it air in a well-ventilated room for a couple of days before using it. You can even leave it in your garage.

But IMO, most people will be able to sleep on it immediately with no problem.

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Sleeping Experience

The overall sleeping experience will vary from one mattress to another and from one firmness level to another. Let’s first compare the firm and soft Cocoon mattress.

The firm Cocoon provides a solid ‘on top of the bed’ experience. You feel like you are floating on the mattress with just a little ‘hug’ for comfort. It’s really firm.

This makes it great for back and stomach sleepers, since it provides even support and good spine alignment. For some sleepers however, it will feel a tad too firm.

Remember – the Firm it only has two layers, with just a 2-inch memory foam layer covering the firm support layer.

The soft Cocoon is far better for most people. It makes for an ‘in the bed’ sleeping experience with a more pronounced hug. It is the experience you get with most great hotel beds. The soft Cocoon is definitely the best choice for side sleepers, as it prevents uncomfortable pressure points around the hips and shoulders.

Less heavy sleepers will benefit more from the soft Cocoon as it provides more contouring around sharp body curves.

Heavier sleepers, on the other hand, may find the firm Cocoon is better in compression support, ie, does not sink too much.

Comparing between Cocoon Classic and Cocoon Chill, the main difference between them is how cool they sleep at night.

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Firmness

To give you an idea of specific firmness levels, I am going to use firmness ratings where 0 is very soft and 10 is very firm.

Cocoon soft falls around the middle of the scale (5-6/10). I would call it more of a medium mattress rather than soft.

Cocoon firm on the other hand comes in at around 7-8/10. Quite firm.

This should give you a clearer picture of how firm or soft you can expect the mattress to be. If it is softer or firmer than you expected, making a return is easy, quick and completely free.

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Sinkage and Motion Transfer

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Cocoon soft has the greatest sinkage, showing as much as 2 inches of sinkage when you are lying on it.

Cocoon firm has about half of that – 1″ of sinkage”, when you are on your back.

Side sleepers will experience more pronounced sinkage (2 inches on the firm and 3 inches on the soft) and that is why I recommend the soft Cocoon for them.

The edge shows a lot of sinkage, too – between 4 and 5 inches for both soft and firm – not the best edge support, but about normal for memory foam mattresses without dedicated edge support structures.

If you tend to sleep near the edge, then you may not like this bed.

Edge support is not the only area where the Cocoon mattress leaves something to be desired.

Motion transfer is also not the best for a memory foam mattress, especially for the firm comfort level. For couples sharing the same bed, you may experience some disturbance when one of you moves around or wakes up at night.

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Hot/Cold Issues

Memory foam mattresses have a generally poor reputation when it comes to temperature control. Historically, the first generation of visco foam retained far too much heat and did not dissipate it quickly enough.  Since then, however, cooling issues have mostly been resolved with modern memory foams.

Both Cocoon mattresses feature memory foam as the first/topmost layer.

Cocoon Chill has a PCM cover to counter some of the heating problem. It gives the mattress roughly the same cooling ability as latex foam.

Cocoon Classic is covered with a breathable cover, which helps to some degree. If you tend to get hot at night, though, you might want to look into getting a cooling pad for the Classic mattress or just buy the Cocoon Chill instead.

If you’re looking for similarly-priced foam mattresses that are better than Cocoon in terms of this feature, then check out Bear, Leesa and Dromma.  Other foam mattresses include features like hole-punched foam, open-cell foam, gel-infused foam, copper-infused foam or graphite to improve heat transfer and moisture control.  The Cocoon mattress relies solely on its cover.

Of course, an innerspring mattress, like our favorites Saatva and Alexander Hybrid, will almost always sleep cooler than a foam mattress, due to the airy coil spring layer.

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Price

Cocoon mattress is one of the most affordable quality online mattresses for sale today, with the Classic starting at $399.

Listed below is the full price list for both mattresses.

Note that Chill is more expensive than Classic, with a $150 price difference in all mattress sizes.  I’m not convinced the difference in cooling is worth the difference in price, though.

To save money, buy the Classic. Then, if it sleeps a bit warm, you can always spring for a high-quality cooling pad that costs about the same as the difference in price between these two mattresses.

Mattress Size Classic Chill
Twin $399 $549
Twin XL  $449 $599
Full  $599 $749
Queen  $699 $849
King  $849 $999
California King  $849 $999

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Warranty

Cocoon provides a 10 year limited warranty with every purchase of their mattress. The warranty covers physical defects and workmanship issues that occur as long as the mattress is under normal use.

It also provides a guarantee that the company will replace or repair the mattress at no costs to you except for those associated with transportation.

I encourage you to read the full warranty at their official website before making a purchase.

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Return Policy

Cocoon lets customers test their mattress for 100 days, during which they can decide to return it for a refund or exchange with another mattress.

However, the company recommends you try out the mattress for 30 days before initiating the return process. This gives your body time to get used to the new mattress.

Returned mattresses can be donated, recycled or disposed, depending on local laws.

If you return the mattress because of firmness issues, (too firm or too soft) you can request an exchange with another mattress. If the second mattress still does not feel right, you can make another return and get a full refund.

With such a friendly return policy, there is very little risk of buying online even, if you do not get a chance to test it first.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Really low price.
  • Established brand (Sealy) provides peace of mind and a reliable warranty.
  • Great customer service.
  • Different firmness levels allow you to choose the perfect mattress for your needs.

Cons

  • A bit of off-gassing.
  • Poor edge support.
  • Both mattresses have some motion transfer.

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This Mattress is Perfect for You If…

You want to save money – but don’t want to play the warranty lottery, by buying from a startup.

Also, the Cocoon Firm options are perfect if you like your memory foam extra-firm.

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Conclusion

To be honest, this is an “OK” foam mattress. I expected more from a company as established as Sealy.

But where they lack in innovative features, it’s hard to argue with their price and the reliability of their warranty.

If this is not the kind of foam mattress you are looking for, then take a look at our favorites: the budget-minded Leesa, the softer Alexander Signature Select, the organic Keetsa Pillow Plus or the super-customizable Helix.

If your budget is a bit higher, then also check out Loom and Leaf.

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The best deals are normally found on Cocoonbysealy.com. Plus, the warranty and return policies are better if you buy from their site vs. from a  3rd party like Amazon.

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Layla Mattress Review

Layla mattress review

 

Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the Layla mattress.

Layla is a Silicon Valley startup aiming to take its place among top online mattress brands.

To set itself apart from the ever increasing crowd, the Layla mattress offer three unique features:

  • First, this all-foam mattress is infused with copper, to improve heat transfer
  • Second, the cover has gel-infused memory foam in it, which makes it super-comfy and further improves cooling
  • Third, by flipping the mattress over, you can select either a soft or firm comfort level. Two mattresses in one!

The other way they stand out is by providing a lifetime warranty, something we’ve only seen with the Nectar mattress. So far.

Based on the many positive online reviews we uncovered during our research, it seems like the Layla mattress is quickly gaining traction with buyers – most likely because of their friendly price and convenient purchase process.

In this 10-minute deep dive, we’ll look at how Layla mattress actually performs, sleeps and compares against its major competitors.


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About Layla

About Layla mattress

Layla launched in 2015, with a team steeped in thr Silicon Valley startup scene and with years of experience in the mattress industry.

In addition to its online storefront, Layla owns 6 showrooms located in Berkeley, New York, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Mountain View.

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Social Impact

Layla handles all of their production in the US, providing jobs and helping to grow the economy. Layla is also made with the highest quality materials to ensure safety for the users and the environment.

Layla has a social commitment, too. The recently partnered with Homeless Shelter in San Francisco in an effort to provide mattresses to those in need.  This 2-minute video explains more:

 

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Price

Like most online foam mattresses, Layla can be had for an extremely affordable price.

Their mattresses range from $499 to $999, before discounts.  Here is their full price list:

Twin size $499
Twin XL  $599
Full size  $799
Queen size  $899
King size  $999
California King  $999

Layla also offers Affirm financing (credit approval required) for more flexible payment options.

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Purchase Process

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The best place to buy the Layla Mattress is on their official website. This ensures that you get all the benefits they provide to customers including their outstanding lifetime warranty and 4-month in-home trial.

Because there is no choice in firmness levels (you get soft and firm in one), the only choice you need to make is size:

Twin size
Twin XL
Full size
Queen size
King size
California King

Remember to check for the latest discounts before ordering.

Layla also offers Affirm financing (pending credit approval) to spread your payments over several months.

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Delivery & Unboxing

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Since Layla’s mattress is made in the USA, shipping is quick.

Layla makes it even easier by providing free shipping to all 50 states, no exemptions.

There are, however, no special delivery options such as expedited shipping and white glove delivery.

The mattress will arrive at your door in an easy-to-open box. You can easily setup the mattress on your own.

Remember to lay it down on the right surface such as a box spring, a slatted bed or directly on the floor.

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Aesthetics and Styling

Layla mattress style and aesthetics

There is not much to say about the Layla mattress in regards to styling. It is a simple, minimalist design much like Casper, Leesa and many others. I do like their geometric patterns better than the others, though.

The simple gray and white zippered cover, trimmed in purple thread, gives the Layla a clean, simple and elegant look.

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Technology

Layla mattress review - soft or firm just flip it over

Layla uses three key pieces of technology in constructing their mattress.

1. Convoluted foam (in the middle)

First, there is the convoluted foam structure on the second layer, a technique that has become more common in online mattresses.

This is an open cell design resembling an egg crate. The individual pillars help provide proper ergonomic support to the body, holding up the back, shoulders, hips and spine in the correct alignment.

This open structure also helps provide free flow of air within the mattress. This is crucial for cooling purposes.

2. Copper-infused foam (top and bottom)

The second piece of technology is in the copper-infused foam used in the first and last layer. I have only seen this revolutionary cooling technique in a few mattresses including the new Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress and the Amore mattress.

The cooling prowess of the copper-infused foam is visible under an infrared camera. After placing a hand on the mattress, most of it dissipates away within 10 to 15 seconds, leaving the surface cool.

This is a big advantage for sleepers who cannot stand a hot mattress and is especially beneficial for those living in hot and humid areas.

Interestingly, Layla does not use gel-infused foam, which has become something of a standard feature in so many mattresses.

Yet even without the gel, the mattress is able to stay cool and comfortable. The copper, combined with the convoluted foam structure, is enough to keep the heat at bay.

3. 2-in-1 comfort option

Finally, we have one of the most interesting features of the Layla mattress: it is two mattresses in one.

In acknowledging that different sleepers have varying firmness preferences, Layla did not attempt to create two different mattresses, but instead provides two firmness options in a single mattress.  You just flip the mattress.

It works really well, too. And it reduces the chance you’ll need to return the mattress due to the wrong comfort level (smart business move, on their part).

If you love a soft feel, the top default side of the mattress is for you. But if you find this to be too soft, the underside has a firmer feel.

Just unzip the cover, flip the mattress over and zip the cover back on. This is important because of the gel memory foam layer in the cover.

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Mattress Construction

Layla mattress construction

In keeping with its minimalist look, the Layla mattress uses simple construction to deliver a great sleeping experience.

It is not just a bunch of layers thoughtlessly glued together. Each of the three layers has been carefully designed to achieve specific objectives.

Whether on the soft side or the firm side, the three foam layers work together to provide just the right amount of support and comfort.

Here is a breakdown of Layla’s construction:

1. Top layer (soft): Copper-infused memory foam

The first layer of the Layla mattress takes comfort to a completely new level. The copper in this layer helps prevent heat from building up on the surface of the mattress. Excess body heat is quickly conducted away.

The foam itself is on the soft side in terms of firmness, providing more hug and sinkage to sleepers. When you lie on the mattress, it feels plush and cool; perfect for a long night’s sleep. This layer is 3 inches thick.

2. Comfort and Support Layer: Convoluted foam

At 6 inches thick, this is the core support layer of the mattress.

The top of this layer, which is in contact with the underside of the soft-side (top) copper foam layer, resembles an egg crate. This open cell design makes the soft side more compliant and improves air flow.

The other, firm, side of this layer does not have the egg shell design, which provides more support.

3. Bottom layer (firm): High-density copper infused foam

This is the top layer when the mattress is flipped into the “firm” position. The foam in this layer is high-density, which helps reduce sinkage and increase support while providing a firmer feel to the sleeper.

To ensure that the firm side also sleeps cool, copper is also infused into this foam layer, as well.

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Gel-Infused Memory Foam Cover

Layla does something no other mattress does with its cover: they’ve added a layer of gel-infused memory foam directly into their cover.

This makes their cover really soft, compliant and super comfy – adding to the overall comfort of the mattress.

The North Carolina-made cover is zippered meaning you can remove it. But Layla recommends that you only dry clean it to maintain the integrity of the fabric.

This 1-minute video explains the benefits of using a gel-infused foam cover:

 

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Smell/Off-gassing

More than a few owners have complained of the new-mattress smell after unboxing the Layla mattress.  I can confirm: it is there.

If the ‘new foam smell’ bothers you, then air it out in your garage or your back deck for 24-48 hours. Pretty much eliminates it.

But don’t worry about the smell, there are no harmful gases emitted.

Like the rest of the memory foam mattress industry, Layla uses CERTI-PUR certified foam, ensuring there are no dangerous chemicals or substances in the foam.

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Sleeping Experience

Layla mattress review - sleeping experience

Layla scores high on our ratings, when it comes to the overall sleep experience. It is a simple but effective product.

In the aspects that matter most – support, comfort and temperature control – it performs better than most others, both in soft and firm positions.

The soft side produces a cushy hug that most sleepers love. The firm side has more of a ‘floating’ feeling.

Your sleeping experience will vary, of course, depending on your preferred sleeping position, body weight and which side of the mattress you are sleeping on. Which makes it nice that you to get two firmness options in this one mattress.

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Firmness

Layla ensures you don’t have to choose a soft or a firm mattress. Just flip the mattress over to pick the feel you like best.

To change comfort level, just unzip the cover, flip the mattress over and put the cover back on.

The soft side is not too soft, really, more of a medium-soft.  It’s ideal for side and back sleepers. It also works well for lean people with sharp bones and joints.

The firm side is definitely firmer than the medium-firm you’ll find in a Casper or a Leesa. It’s best for stomach sleepers and heavier individuals.

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Sinkage

Sinkage will depend a lot on which side you are sleeping on. The soft side has far more sinkage than the firm side.

For both sides however, the sinkage is not outrageous and does not affect the sleeping experience.

 

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Motion Transfer

As for motion transfer, the Layla mattress scores a “minimal” thanks to the convoluted structure in the second foam layer.

Motion transfer from one point to another is minimal, a big plus for couples.

As a bonus, the mattress also has a decent amount of bounce in the firm position, which is surprising for an all-foam mattress.

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Hot/Cold Issues

No temperature issues have been experienced by the majority of users.

The convoluted structure of the middle foam layer and the copper-infused foam in the top and bottom layers work together to keep heat and moisture away from the mattress.

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Warranty

Layla mattress comes with an outstanding lifetime warranty. There is no catch. You mattress is covered for as long as it is in your possession and under proper use.

This is not a prorated warranty, either.  You won’t pay anything in the event that the mattress needs to be replaced or repaired.

To enjoy the lifetime warranty, make sure you only shop at the official Layla mattress website.

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Return Policy

Layla provides a 4-month (120 day) test period for the mattress. This is more than enough time for you to decide whether this is the right mattress for you.

However, the company recommends that you give yourself at least 2 weeks to acclimate to the mattress before deciding to return it.

If you decide to return it, all you have to do is contact the staff at Layla Sleep. The company will collaborate with a local charity to pick up the mattress at no cost to you.

Just photograph the pickup receipt issued by the charity and send it to Layla. They will then issue you with a full refund.

As with the warranty, the generous return period is only available if you buy from the official Layla mattress website and not from any other third party website.

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Shipping

Once an order is dispatched from the company’s facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, you will be issued with a tracking number.

Shipping is free to all 50 states. Delivery generally takes around 4 to 5 days.

No special shipping or delivery options are provided but feel free to contact customer care to see if they can accommodate your request.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • A very affordable price range. None of the sizes go over $1000 and the cheapest starts at $499. Compared to store-bought mattresses of the same quality, this is quite the bargain.
  • A great sleeping experience. The Layla performs well in almost all metrics including temperature control, support and overall comfort.
  • Generous warranty and a stress-free return policy.
  • Easy and convenient purchase process with free shipping.

Cons

  • Edge support is a bit lacking. If you sleep or sit too close to the edge, the support will not be as robust.
  • A bit of off-gassing though it is completely harmless.

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This Mattress is Perfect for You If…

You are looking for a high quality memory foam mattress at an affordable price, but you’re not sure what comfort level might be best.

This actually describes a LOT of people, based on the emails we get. Maybe Layla is on to something here…

With the Layla mattress, you get all the best features of a high end foam mattress without the high price tag.

Get The Best Deal at LaylaSleep.com

 

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Conclusion

I am a medium-firm sleeper, and I really like the Layla.

The copper infused foam sleeps cool through the night.  It is very comfortable, regardless of which side you sleep on.

Not to mention the lifetime warranty and 120-day trial.

The only downsides are minor: it smells a bit when new, and the edge support could be better.

But overall, this mattress is very well made and sleeps great.

If for some reason you don’t feel Layla is a good choice, then here are a few alternatives in the same price range:

  • for maximum coolness at night, take a look at Bear mattress. It uses Celiant fabric and graphite-infused foam and is designed for athletes.
  • for more firmness choices and a split configuration option, check out Dromma Bed.
  • for a great memory foam mattress that sleeps really well and costs very little, Leesa remains my top choice.

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The best deal right now is found on Laylasleep.com. Plus, the warranty and return policies are generally better if you buy from their site vs. from a 3rd party like Amazon.

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The Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers (That You Can Buy Online)

Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers

The mattress requirements of side-sleepers are different in a number of ways from the needs of back- and stomach-sleepers.

The most important difference is that sleeping on your side creates sharper body angles and deeper pressure points that the surface of a mattress must contend with. This is why side-sleepers need more compliant surfaces that also provide excellent support without ‘bottoming-out’.

Side sleepers are also more likely to move around at night as they switch positions, so motion transfer can become an issue when two partners share the bed.

In this Best Mattress Guide, we’ve used these requirements to select the best online mattresses for side sleepers in six different categories:

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Endy Mattress: Medium-Soft Luxury for a Rock-Bottom Price

Endy Mattress - on platform bed

 

Keep reading this page for our in-depth review of the excellent Endy mattress.

Innovative online mattress-in-a-box companies like Casper & Saatva shook the mattress industry to its foundation a few years ago.

By removing many of the pain points associated with traditional mattress buying, they’ve given us a cheaper, more convenient and less stressful way to buy a mattress.

Today, though, the market has grown up. And those first few companies have a lot of new competitors.

One of the first Canadian mattress startups, Endy, recently entered the market with an eye on meeting the needs of people who prefer a slightly softer mattress – but still want to save a ton.

So how does Endy compare with Casper and other budget-friendly products?

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The Best Mattresses For Sex You Can Buy Online

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Yes, we’re gonna go there.

So turn off the lights and turn on your laptop.

This new Mattress Buying Guide is about to get down and tell you all about the best mattresses for sex (that you can buy online).

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As adventurous as people can be, the bedroom is still where most of us have sex.

This is why amorous couples of any pairing need to consider what makes a mattress great for sex, before they buy.

In this Mattress Buying Guide, we’ll discuss the 6 most important features to look for in a sex-friendly mattress.

Then, we’ll review the 5 best online mattresses for sex that will make your sexy-time, well, a bit sexier.

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