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.
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?
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.
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 oneheck 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 😉
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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.
The Amore is one of the least expensive mattresses of this quality you will find online – it’s on par with memory foam mattresses Leesa, Tuft and Needle and Casper – but it contains a lot more expensive materials and technology than they do.
Here is the full price list:
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.
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-infusedfabric 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.
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.
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.
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 Amoresoft 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.
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.
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 selectionbased 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.
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Minimizing motion transfer means there will be fewer interruptions at night from a fidgety partner. Mattresses that use insulated coils & latex foamin their top layer do the best job of insulating against motion transfer.
Excellent heat transfer is important for active people, due to their higher metabolism. Features that help include gel tops, gel-infused foam and breathable, wickable fabric on the cover and on the top.
Athletic people tend to prefer a firmer mattress, as well.
How We Review A Mattress (Without Selling Our Soul)
My 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.
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
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
Here’s the 5-step process we follow to review a mattress on SleepDelivered.com:
We select a mattress to review. To do this, I monitor Google, major retailers and lots of websites. I look for new mattresses that seem interesting to me and have happy customers.
I ask my researcher to research existing customer reviews for the mattress and to draft a document summarizing the experiences of customers. This gives me a starting point and educates me on what to expect & to test.
Based on my experience, I write my review & rate the mattress. I use our research to make sure I don’t miss a thing and that our review does a good job explaining how the mattress will perform for most people.
I publish my review on SleepDelivered.com
I send the review link to the manufacturer, to fact-check the review.
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 whatI learned andexperienced.
Your experience WILL differ.
I Consider Other Reviews
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
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:
The Company Behind the Mattress
Online Order Process
Shipping, Delivery & Setup
Firmness & Comfort Choices
Technology & Materials
Returns & Refund Policy
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
All things equal, we’ll score an established brand higher than new startup, because:
Their products have been tested in the real world, longer
Their warranties have been tested, too
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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:
a thicker mattress will usually last longer than a thin one; this is especially true for foam mattresses (because: physics)
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
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
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.
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
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
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:
how noticeable and unpleasant is the “new mattress” smell? and,
how long does the smell last?
14. In-Home Trial
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: