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Can you Judge a Mattress by its Cover?

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A mattress cover may not seem like a big deal. Not to be confused with a mattress protector – the mattress cover is part of the bed itself. It covers the foam or other materials. Why? Think about the quality of the cover as an indicator of the quality of the mattress. Manufacturers can spend a lot on the cover or on a cheaper bed, spend very little. There’s a lot in between.

Your job is to find the mattress that fits your preferences and offers the most quality for the price. Otherwise you’ll be back into the mattress buying game too soon or worse, wake up in pain.

As a mattress geek I’ve talked to a manufacturer of different mattress brand’s mattress covers and have reviewed many. There’s a wide spectrum of types.

Nectar mattress cover has memory foam quilted into it for a soft, comfortable feel

Nectar mattress has memory foam quilted into it and it’s really soft and well made. Liquids can get into the cover and smells which can be tough to get out, so again, get a good quality mattress protector – we recommend that you only spot treat the cover. See how distinct each square is.

To answer the question though, YES,  you can (and should) judge a lot about a mattress by its cover.

Note that this post has links that may pay a commission should you shop through them – which is how our work is possible.

Questions to ask about a Mattress Cover

  • Can you zip off the mattress cover? If it zips off that also means you can possibly wash the cover if needed. Even some that say they’re not machine washable can be washed on a gentle cycle and air dried.
  • Look at the quality of the zipper. Does it seem substantial or flimsy? Do you care either way?
  • Unzip or otherwise feel the fabric – check the thickness and quality of both the front and back cover. Some thinner covers are still made of durable fabric.
  • Are there any special features of the cover? Some like Ecosa have a waterproof cover. Or an Amore or Avocado have an organic cover.
  • Is there a smell? Some brands have more extreme offgassing than others and the cover will hold a strong smell from the foam. That means you may need to air it out.
  • What details are there – for example, the stitching or piping.
  • How hard are you on a mattress cover? If you have a pet or are a bit rough in bed you should think about a higher end mattress or making sure you get a really good mattress protector that covers the top and all sides.
  • The colors. If your mattress cover is completely white on the top and sides, it may be harder to keep perfectly clean. Gray or darker colored sides can disguise stains (not show everything).
  • Does it have special features like tufting – Dreamcloud and Avocado have tufting or raised sections. Some people like that European styling but others may not like feeling the distinct squares of fabric.
  • Does it have handles? Handles can help you maneuver and rotate a mattress easier.

Closeup of Dreamcloud mattress cover and tufting – note the handle

Ecosa Mattress Cover

We looked at the Ecosa mattress cover to show you its unique features, including a waterproof inner layer and a removeable cover that can be washed in a washing machine. The back features nonskid dots.

This is a great mattress for someone who sleeps with a pet because the waterproof layer will protect your mattress from hair, pee and other substances getting inside of the foam and breaking it down. It helps prevent smells too.

It’s not for everyone but it’s a good option for someone who likes more firm beds. Like what you see? Take $200 off an Ecosa mattress.

What to Do if you Buy a Cheap Mattress

Value brands like Linenspa, Zinus or cheaper Amazon brands often have covers that will usually pill easier, be thinner and use lower quality materials (but you get an excellent price and if you care for it well could end up being a great value). Some backs tear very easily and if you plan on moving it around, you’ll want to buy a mattress protector like this one that covers all sides and the bottom of the bed. It’s called an encasement or 6-sided mattress protector.

Compared to other mattresses in their price range, normally a mattress that costs $1k and up will have much better covers than lower priced mattresses.

We really love the Puffy mattress cover for its originality. The clouds really match the brand and the premium gray fabric on the foot of the mattress give it a more luxury feel.

Puffy mattress cover

Puffy mattress cover

For the most part, mid-tier brands like Casper, Leesa, Lull, Helix, Layla (the original models) won’t be made as of high quality of material as their higher end models.

Lull mattress cover

Lull mattress cover

Layla’s cover features a design that shows you which side to sleep on depending on if you want the softer or more firm end.

Layla mattress cover

Bed in a Box mattress is in the middle, it’s more unique and has more color than a lot of mattress covers.

bed in a box mattress cover

Serenity bed in a box mattress cover close up – it also has handles

 

High End Mattress Covers

However, if we had to vote on the best mattress cover in this class, it would be a Purple original mattress. Never try to move a Purple mattress without a cover on it – it’s very difficult! The new Purple mattress covers have a lot more detailing and style, plus are even more durable.

Purple mattress original cover

The original Purple mattress cover is all white but cleans well and is well made

The highest quality bed in a box cover award would go to mvmnt mattress as it features wool on the sides, a thick embroidered white top and a substantial zipper. It’s like the BMW of mattresses and it was created by someone with very exquisite taste in everything but it’s not $10k. Check out our mvmnt mattress review video with the company here.

Would you pay as much for a book that has no cover, a torn cover or a cheaper paper cover? We do judge a lot of things by their appearance and feel. Like books, you can get a feel for the quality of a mattress by its cover.

Cal King Mattress Size in Inches – How People Get Confused and Order the Wrong One

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A lot of people don’t understand what a cal king bed is. They mistakenly think that a cal king mattress is higher off the ground when in reality a cal king is longer and more narrow than a regular king size mattress. As a result many mattress companies end up with far more returned cal king size mattresses. Customers are ordering and then returning them and costing a lot of extra money in returns and for lost customer satisfaction.

Box bed websites should clearly state the dimensions of a cal king bed at the time of order to make sure people don’t accidentally order the wrong one.

Cal King Mattress Size in Inches

A cal or California king size mattress in inches (the dimensions) are: 72 inches x 84 inches. They’re 72 inches wide and 84 inches in length. That’s 4 inches longer than a regular king. If you’re a tall person that extra length is very important! It’s more rectangular in shape.

A regular king is 76 inches wide by 80 inches in length. Both add up to 156 inches (same amount of material) which is why they’re usually priced the same. It’s almost a square. Two twins make up a king and two twin XLs make up a cal king. An Eastern king is the same as a regular king.

Cal King Mattress Size in InchesWho Should Order a Cal King Bed?

Usually only people over 6 foot 3 inches need a Cal king. Someone who is 6′ 3″ is actually 75 inches tall. A king mattress is 80 inches tall and a Cal king is 84 inches (7 feet!) tall. It you’re tall person sleeping on a regular king, your head may bump against the headboard, your feet may bump against the footboard. When you sleep on your back you’re stretched out more and may touch both the head and foot of the bed! You’ll feel very cramped. So you should get a cal king size bed.

The other perfect customer for a king size bed is someone who’s bedroom is not wide enough to fit a regular king or the space is too tight. Cal kings were named after the state of California. This size of mattress was created because in California they built houses with smaller rooms to save space. So people in California are often familiar with what a cal king is. But outside of California a lot of people don’t know.

In person you can easily tell the difference between a king and a cal king. Online you can’t. You might accidentally order a cal king and then return it when it doesn’t fit your bed frame. We think by putting the dimensions right on the order and making it clear during the ordering process there will be less mistakes made.

Tip for Bed in a Box Mattress Companies

Include the dimensions of the mattress in the checkout process.

Like this:

See how the cal king is obviously 10 inches thick and the only thing that changes is the length and width? This company gives the prices but we recommend adding the dimensions too.

This mattress company doesn’t have the dimensions and likely has a higher return rate on California king size beds.

Split California King Adjustable Bed with Mattress

Cal kings do come in split cal kings too. They are two twins that are 84″ long but no one sells them separately. You have to buy them as a set and people usually get them with an adjustable base. As far as we know there’s no such thing as a california queen size mattress.

Here are some split cal kings adjustable beds.


All boxed brands we’ve seen offer a cal king but not a split cal king. For those, check the Amazon links above.

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Free Mattress Trial – List of Mattresses with 30 Day to 365 Day Trials

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Looking for a new mattress? Bed in a box mattress companies come with sleep trials. Check out table below to compare sleep trials, warranties and learn more about online mattresses you want to try. We include pet beds, crib mattresses and the top online brands that offer a mattress trial so you can sleep on your bed in your own home for a set number of nights. Should you not like the bed, you can get a complete refund.

Free Mattress Trial

To make it easy to compare, we put together this table of mattresses that have a free trial period. These are the top mattress brands that are sold online. Most are latex and/or foam but there are a few memory foam mattresses also.

 

Mattress Brand Name Trial Period Payment Plan Options Warranty Options
Purple mattress – Unique top layer of stretchy polymer cradles your pressure points for the best night’s sleep. Also carries a pet bed. TOP PICK. 100 days Get as low as ZERO% for 6 months, flexible monthly payments, no hidden fees. 10 year warranty
Nectar Mattress – a premium feel mattress with memory foam with the longest free trial ever – 1 year! 365 day free trial 6 months no interest or credit check required. Forever Warranty. For the life of the mattress for the original owner
Idle Mattress – 2 sided flippable luxury mattress. 120 Days Financing through Klarna. Lifetime warranty
Eight Sleep -memory foam and smart tracking beds, including a bed that heats/cools with coils filled with water embedded into the foam. 100 Night Trial Financing available through Affirm. 10 years
Bear Mattress -Smart beds that have sensors embedded that will warm your mattress to your taste along with apps that track your sleep. 100 Night Trial 0% APR with if you qualify.
10 years
Brentwood Home Bed -Smart beds that have sensors embedded that will warm your mattress to your taste along with apps that track your sleep. 1 Year Sleep Trial Financing available through Affirm. 25 years
Tuft and Needle – This is a universally comfortable mattress. Now available in the Mint too. 100 Night Trial No payment plans are offered. They accept credit cards though. 10 year warranty
Casper –  Supportive memory foam and a springy comfort layer come together to create one perfect sleep surface. Has all foam, hybrids and a dog bed. 100 Night Trial Financing through Affirm. Pay 0% financing over 6 months. 10 Year Limited Sleep Warranty
Avocado Green Mattress –  Features 100% natural latex rubber, pure JOMA New Zealand Wool, certified organic cotton & up to 1,330 pocketed support coils. No chemical adhesives or toxic fire retardants. 100 Night Trial Financing is available through Affirm. 10 Year Warranty
5 Little Monkeys – organic sleep system for babies and kids. 100 day return policy PayPal Credit and accepts all major credit cards. 15 Year Warranty
Luxi Sleep –  eco-friendly foam mattresses that have air channels for cooling. Adjustable – can change the feel from firm to medium or soft, at any time. Split so you can change the comfort of each side of the bed (great for couples who can’t agree). 100 Night Trial 0% Financing Available with Amazon Pay or PayPal 10 Year Warranty
Loom and Leaf by Saavta. Handcrafted in the USA with premium, eco-friendly 5 lb memory foam. 120 Night Trial 0.00% APR for 6 months if paid in full* 10 Year Warranty
Layla –  memory foam mattress infused with the healing properties of copper. 120 Night Trial Financing through Affirm.  Lifetime Warranty
Ecosa adjustable firmness mattress, 3 in 1 bed. 100 Night Trial ? 15 Year Warranty
Nest Bedding –  luxury mattresses with many options to choose from.  100 Night No Risk Trial 0% financing available through Affirm. See site for details. Lifetime
Hypen Sleep -4 types of advanced temperature control anti-microbial 100 Night  Financing available via Paypal Credit.
No Payments + No Interest for 6 months.
20 Years
Eco Terra Beds – handcrafted with 100% natural latex; individually wrapped, pocketed coils and an organic cotton cover.   100 Night  Financing through Klana. 15 non prorated warranty
Pangea Bed – copper mattress 100% Pure Talalay Latex made in the US 100 Night  0% Financing Available With PayPal Credit. 10 Year
Dream Foam Bedding – Offers various mattresses made of high quality latex foam. Each mattress forms to your body. 120 Night Trial Not applicable. However, prices are reasonable. 10 Year Warranty
Ghost Bed – Experience a new way to sleep with the Ghost Bed. It’s 100% made in the USA and a 5-star rating. 101 Free Trial Pay monthly, no credit required. 20 Year Warranty
Voila Mattress – a hybrid mattress with springs and memory foam available in 3 firmness levels. Superior edge support. .  100 Nights Financing through Affirm.  10 Year Warranty
Amore bed is a 12″ foam/coil hybrid mattress. Comes in medium, soft and firm. For an additional $100 you can split the bed so each has a different level of firmness on each side.  100 Nights  0% financing through Bread Loans  20 Year Warranty
Yoga Bed is a 4-layer gel memory foam bed made in the US. Queen is $699 and comes with two (2) free Memory Foam Pillows.  101 Nights Financing through Affirm  10 Year Warranty
Luma Sleep customizable hybrid Talalay latex mattresses. Offers free one year comfort exchange program with purchase of a Slumber Systems. Also has a 2″ Talalay Latex Mattress Topper.  100 Nights No interest if paid in full within 6 months.  10 Year Warranty
Puffy Mattress softer more plush bed with a Cloud 3″ Memory Foam top. 101 Nights  0% financing through KLARNA  Lifetime
Brooklyn Bedding – founded in 1995 and have made showroom quality mattresses for other brands. Many styles/firmness levels/thicknesses available. 120 Night Trial  Starting at $66 a month with Affirm  10 Year Warranty
Leesa mattress – 10″ all foam mattress.  100 Night Trial  Financing through Affirm  10 Year Full Replacement Limited Warranty
Latex for Less – made with 100% natural latex, organic cotton and pure natural wool. Reversible with 2 firmnesses in 1. 120 Night Trial Klarna financing  20 years
Molecule Mattress – maximize support, comfort and heat dissipation for the best recovery-focused sleep. 100 Night Trial Klarna financing  As long as you own the mattress.
Muse Mattress – 12″ thick and comes in plush, medium and firm foam mattress. 120 Night Trial Klarna financing  10 years
Nuvanna Mattress – made with botanically derived Tencel to sleep cool, soft, absorbent, breathable 100 Night Trial Klarna financing 
10 years
Wink BedsHybrid mattress has the support of coils with the comfort of foam. You can trade in one firmness for another but you pay 50% of the cost. White glove delivery where they set up your bed is an additional $99. Old mattress removal service available for $159. Handmade in Wisconsin. Pillow top to extra firm. 120 Night Trial Lease to own with Zibby. Or 0% APR financing with Bread. Lifetime
Tochta – Choose from their premade beds or create your own custom size or cut. Ideal as an RV mattress or if you need something in a unique shape. Shipped directly from the factory. 100 Night Trial Not stated 10 years
Sweet Zzz Mattress – Made with Talalay latex, wool, and cotton. Nontoxic. In firm and medium soft. Handmade in the USA. 100 Night Trial 0% APR financing Lifetime
Happsy Mattress -100% Certified organic mattress toppers and mattress. Organic cotton, wool and latex with pocketed springs. No glues or adhesives. 120 Night Trial Not stated 20 years
Newton Baby Mattress – waterproof, washable and breathable. This is a unique and safe baby mattress for the crib. The mattress pad sold separately is breathable too (maybe buy 2 so you can wash one and still have a backup).  100 Night Trial Financing with Bread depending on what you qualify for. Instant answer. Up to 24 months. Lifetime (great if you plan to have more than one baby).
Zotto Mattress – 4 layer, hybrid-foam material design, the Zotto offers the bounce/recovery of latex, with the pressure point relief of memory foam. 100 Night Trial Not stated 10 years
Plushbeds – Online luxury mattress manufacturer and retailer, specializing in handcrafted organic and natural latex mattresses. America’s largest online distributor of natural and organic latex mattresses. 100 Night Trial 0.00% APR for 6 or 12 months
if paid in full* through Klarna
25 years
Nolah Mattress – made entirely without memory foam. Air chambers between layers allow airflow to keep this mattress from getting too warm. Comes in 10″ and 12″ . 120 Night Trial 0% for 24 month financing through  Klarna 15 years
Zinus Mattress – known for affordable mattresses, starting at just $150 for a queen. Large selection. Thin mattresses (for bunk beds or camping) and thick alike.  100 Night Trial Not stated 10 years
Tolo Mattress – Mattress Firm’s highly rated bed in a box mattress. Link takes 5% off. Choose from soft, medium or firm. 120 Night Trial Financing through Synchrony Bank/SetPay, 0% APR. 10 years
Yoga Bed is a 4-layer gel memory foam bed made in the US. Queen is $699 and comes with two (2) free Memory Foam Pillows.  101 Nights Financing through Affirm  10 Year Warranty
Keetsa Mattress – fiber is made from recycled plastic bottles. Comes in 100% recyclable boxes printed with water soluble ink, plastic bags are bio-degradable. Hybrids, foam and dog bed available. Can purchase comfort layers to make your mattress softer if needed.  90 Night Trial 0% APR available through Affirm (check site for qualifications) 12 years
Helix Mattress – soft, medium, or firm feel with many options to fit your sleep preference. Take the sleep quiz to find your match. 100 Night Trial Zibby for people with low or no FICO scores. Or Klarna. 10 years
Pacific Coast Feather mattress toppers and feather beds – feather, down alternative and other luxury mattress toppers. Classic brand that’s been around since 1884. None Not stated. 10 years

This list is updated frequently but prices and terms may change. Sleep trial may be different than listed if purchased through Amazon. Warranty details differ by company, check website.

Protect Your Mattress with a Mattress Protector

No matter what mattress you buy it is an investment. Consider how much time you spend sleeping and how important sleep is to your overall health and well being. The best thing you can do to extend the life of your mattress is PROTECT your mattress. Protect it from spills, bacteria, dust mites, etc. before you sleep on it for the first time to prolong the life of your mattress.

If you sleep an average of 8 hours per night, multiply that by 365 days and that equals 2920 hours of sleep a year. In 5 years you will be on that bed for over 14,000 hours!
  • A hypoallergenic and 100% waterproof mattress protector. 30% off discount for all sizes if they would like to purchase our mattress protector with Claim Code: RECCICOVER
  • A mattress frame or adjustable base that can support the weight of your mattress. Or get something fancier like this one instead of box springs. I really like Zinus brand.

Pros of Buying a Mattress Online

    • Can more easily research and compare materials and construction
      No pressure or interaction with salespeople
      Easy to compare prices, no haggling
      Can see customer reviews
      Lots of options
      Don’t have to drive all around
      Value: typically online mattresses range between $600 and $1000

Data from Sleep Like the Dead shows that overall satisfaction levels for bed in a box mattresses and mattresses purchased at a mattress store at about the same – overall, more than 80% of people say they’re satisfied with their purchase after sleeping on their new bed.

And trying out a bed in a mattress store doesn’t mean you’ll automatically find the perfect bed for you right away. Nearly 20% of customers report that the bed they purchased and took home from a mattress store feels different than the one they tried at the store

 

Is the Purple mattress really that good

Purple Mattress Takes $104 Off a Bed for May the Fourth

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The galaxy’s most comfortable bed just went on sale to celebrate May the Fourth (Star Wars Day). Today only, May 4, 2019, you can take up to $104 off a Purple mattress. This is very rare! You need to act fast because they rarely discount a Purple bed.

For the twin or twin XL they’ll take off $54. The discount automatically added at checkout.

Note that we may earn a small commission should you shop through our link. Thank you. 

Go to the Sale

Read our review of the Purple mattress (newer models). In a nutshell the original doesn’t have springs and is not as thick, plus doesn’t have edge support along with a different cover.

Each of the newer models that have a number that represents the inches of the purple polymer top layer. So, for example, the 4 has 4 inches or polymer grid, the 3 has 3 inches, etc.

This is the mattress I sleep on. It has some movement to it that is completely unique. Some people describe it like a waterbed type of feel (but for me the movement is greatly diminished when my spouse gets up or moves around at night – it’s like a shock absorber). It also sleeps cool because no memory foam and air channels are built into the top grid.

Come to the comfy side: http://bit.ly/2VdFCkr

 

Casper Wave hybrid

Casper Mattress Introduces New Hybrid Beds + $200 Coupon

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Just in time for Casper’s 5th birthday, Casper just announced two new beds which are both hybrid (foam and springs): the Wave Hybrid and The Casper Hybrid. If you like a thicker more high end mattress, this is for you.

The Casper Hybrid Collection is a new line of mattresses that features premium foam with resilient springs for luxurious comfort and support. After almost five years of R&D, user testing, and the latest sleep science and technology, the company says, they pair “pressure-relieving, contouring foams with durable-yet-gentle springs…” They are the first Casper mattresses to feature springs.

The Hybrid Collection is available in two models — the Casper Hybrid and the Wave Hybrid. Of the two, The Wave is the ultimate because it has a wool cover and perforated foam for increased airflow. Best of all, they’re still priced lower than other showroom type mattresses.

Note that if you shop through our links, we may earn a commission.

Casper Mattress Coupon

Looking for a Casper coupon? We have a good one! Here you go:

Take $200 off a Wave Mattress with code UNBOX

Take $100 off a Casper Mattress with code UNBOX

Valid on Foam and Hybrid collections; not valid on the Essential. Terms apply. Want to get your bed now and pay for it later? You may qualify for a 0% interest financing starting at $65 a month.

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The Casper Hybrid

Features 4 layers of premium foam and springs:
1.5” Breathable open-cell foam
1.5” Pressure-relieving memory foam
1.5” Zoned SupportTM* layer
7.0” Foundation of durable, pocket coil springs and supportive base foam
Light colored cover
*Zoned SupportTM contours to the hips and shoulders for spinal alignment and pressure relief.

End-to-end springs in the base layer provide edge support.
12” total height (foam and cover)

Casper Mattress Cost

Prices: Twin $850 | Twin XL $915 | Full $1295 | Queen $1495 | King $1895 | California King $1895

See The Casper Hybrid on Casper.com

Casper Wave hybrid

The Casper Hybrid mattress

The Wave Hybrid

We like that Casper added perforated breathable foam for better airflow. If you’re heavier or sleep too warm most of the time, we recommend The Wave.

5 layers premium foam, gel, and springs:
1.0” Hypersensitive, velvety-soft comfort foam
1.5” Breathable latex foam
1.5” Pressure-relieving memory foam
1.5” High resiliency foam with gel
pods for targeted support
7.0” Foundation of durable, pocket coil springs and supportive base foam
Humidity-fighting, moisture-wicking wool cover sleeps cool.
End-to-end springs with a firm foam perimeter provide enhanced edge support.
13” total height (foam, springs, and wool cover)
Zipper at the top, gray sides

The Wave Hybrid comes with in-home delivery and setup included (Subject to geographic limitations).

Casper Mattress Cost
Twin $1545 | Twin XL $1645 | Full $2245 | Queen $2695 | King $3495 | California King $3495

See The Wave on Casper.com

Casper hybrid mattress

The Wave Hybrid mattress

Other Casper mattresses include the The Casper, The Casper Wave and The Casper Essential, bringing the total number of mattresses to 5.

Casper Product Line

In addition to the mattresses, Casper carries a long list of products, including:

  • The pillow
  • Nap pillow
  • Cool Supima sheets
  • Weightless cotton sheets
  • Air linen sheets
  • Down duvet
  • Humidity fighting duvet
  • Airy linen quilt
  • Mattress protector
  • Platform bed
  • Headboard
  • Nightstand
  • Adjustable base
  • Adjustable pro
  • Foundation
  • Metal bed frame
  • Dog bed
  • Glow night light

 

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Buffy Introduces Thinner Lightweight Comforter Called The Breeze

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This week, (April 22, 2019), Buffy launched a new product in addition to their top-selling Cloud comforter. It’s called The Breeze. The Breeze lightweight comforter was created for you if you want a comforter but you sleep hot. Or to change out your bedding to make it more lightweight for summer. It features lighter breathable fabric and eucalyptus fill.

Thin Lightweight Comforter

What makes The Breeze different from other cooling comforters? There are other versions on the market filled with bamboo viscose, straw, milkweed, and other materials. However, Buffy is the first company to create a 100% plant-based comforter for the mass market and the first to be made entirely from eucalyptus. Eucalyptus fiber is biodegradable and uses less water and land to produce than cotton.

The Breeze comes in all sizes. See prices and exact sizing below.

buffy lightweight comforter**This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on our links.

Buffy Breeze Comforter Cost

Here are the sizes, measurements and costs for each size comforter:

Twin/Twin XL70″x 90″ at $170
Full/Queen90″x 94″ at $210
King/Cal King104″x 94″ at $250

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Try Before you Buy

Amazingly, Buffy lets you pay nothing and try the Breeze before you pay for it. That’s something we never see!

Here’s how that works: they put a hold on your credit card for 30 days. If you return your Buffy, you don’t get charged. If you want to keep it, they charge you when your 30 days are up.

When you buy a Breeze, Buffy says they donate a tree to American Forests, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1875 and is the oldest national conservation organization in the U.S.

Luma mattress - why we love it

Luma Sleep Bed – The Heavyweight Mattress with 0% Financing

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Luma Sleep makes a bed that we really like. Before we tell you why, here’s some background about Luma. They are a Florida-based mattress manufacturer. It was created with guidance from “The Sleep Doctor,” Michael J. Breus, PhD. They have a lot of options but you should know that it’s a latex based bed and comes in 3 firmness levels. 

The Luma Mattress is a hybrid bed and comes in 3 models, all feature:

  • Mattress and Topper lines are made with 100% natural latex along with foam and pocketed coils
  • Free shipping
  • 100 day free trial
  • 15 year warranty
  • Made in the US
  • High quality mattress
  • A selection of adjustable bed bases

Luma Sleep Bed

3 Reasons to Love the Luma Sleep Bed

1. 0% Financing

This is a premium bed and it’s reasonable but a little higher priced than some other bed in a box brands but with the quality it’s a great value. If you are looking for an affordable monthly payment you can get 0% financing if you pay within 6 months.

Plus, you can get a Luma Mattress discount. Just use code LUMA10 for an additional 10% off (or give your email address on the website for 10% off).

2. Comes in 3 Firmness Levels that Can be Exchanged For Up to a Year!

What you’re going to love is that this bed give you choices. You can choose ‘Plush’ (3.5), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5). You have up to a year to exchange the top layer to fit your preference too!

We’ve found that addresses the #1 reason people return a mattress – it’s too firm or too soft. Luma addresses this and gives you plenty of time to be sure you have the firmness you sleep best on. And with the exchange you can find the firmness level that fits your preference.

The basic Luma mattress comes is an exception – it just comes in 2 firmness levels. The mattress can be exchanged for the other firmness level for up to a year after purchase.

The Latex Hybrid Slumber System has a 3″ topper can be exchanged for a different firmness level for up to a year after a purchase.

The All-Latex Slumber System includes …a 3″ Talalay latex topper in your choice of 3 firmness levels. The system comes with 2 queen size Talalay latex pillows, a mattress protector and free white glove delivery. The topper can also be exchanged for a different firmness level for a year after a purchase.

3. Luma is a Heavyweight!

You may think of a heavy bed as a negative but it’s actually a plus! It might be harder to move this mattress but here’s why that’s a good thing: weight is a sign of quality. Cheaper beds use light weight foams that aren’t going to last as long.

It might be easier to move a lighter bed but you’ll have to replace it more often. This mattress should last twice as long as most of the top brands you’ve heard of.

Here are some weight and prices to show you what we mean:

Queen Luma mattress weighs 100 lbs. and is $995

Queen Natural Latex Hybrid weighs 135 lbs. and is $1,295

If you just need a top layer:

3″ Talalay Latex Comfort Layer From $375
2″ Talalay Latex Mattress Topper from $300

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, like natural latex and want to buy from a solid company that is transparent, recommended and makes their beds in the US, Luma is a great choice. Combine that with the firmness level exchange, 0% financing and quality, Luma will make even the pickiest sleepers happy.

Firm Mattress you Can Buy Online – Our Top 3 Picks

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Are you looking for a firm mattress you can buy online? Our last post talked about the most plush beds you can buy in a box. Today we’re talking to those of you who like a nice and firm bed.

While most mattresses you can buy online come in at about a 6 on a firmness scale from 1-10, these beds are an 8 or higher.

These beds are not only firm, they’re a good looking group! You’ll find that they’re thicker and more high end than a lot of mainstream brands.

Here are our top 3…

Best Firm Mattress you Can Buy Online

1. Idle Mattress

As of recently, Idle changed the foam density in their luxury firm hybrid mattress. It’s now an 8.5-9/10 in firmness. Previously they rated it at a 7-7.5/10. Idle said that this will help customers distinguish the bed from the original mattress that’s more a medium. With this change the Idle might just be the firmest mattress in a box!

Idle is our top pick because it has an excellent reputation, low return rate and a LIFETIME warranty. However you’ll pay a bit more for an Idle (still in line with the quality, even a steal) – prices are over $1k for a queen.

If unboxing and set up of your new mattress is a problem, you can add white glove delivery which includes set up and old mattress removal for $149.

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2. DreamCloud Mattress

We know that DreamCloud is advertised as a medium or even plush bed but in reality we’ve found it more firm than most of the others we’ve tested. It’s such a gorgeous thick, pillowy top that you think you’re getting a soft bed, but it’s surprisingly firm.

The DreamCloud is thick and we love that it has handles which makes handling and rotating it much easier.

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3. Voila Mattress

We have a plush Voila in our guest room and it’s not plush at all to us. It’s more of a medium. Voila comes in plush, medium and firm. You’re allowed one switch the foam out one level so it’s softer or firmer. A medium could go down to a plush or a medium could go up to a firm. Either way, if you want a true firm, the Voila should be just the right choice for you!

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Best Plush Mattress Bed in a Box with a LIFETIME Warranty

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A lot of bed in a box mattresses come in medium firm – so it can be more difficult to find a truly soft mattress that comes in a box. Keep reading to find our top pick for a truly plush mattress that you can buy online.

Plush Mattress Bed in a Box

We’ve tested a lot of bed in a box brands over the years and here’s what we’ve learned: it’s easy to find a medium option that’s not especially soft or firm. It’s harder to find the outliers. Why? Most boxed companies only offer one or two models. To keep down costs they streamline production and try to meet the average person’s preferences.

When we talk to our customers the ones we hear from the most are the ones who are disappointed with most bed in a box selections. The beds they’ve tried aren’t soft enough. If you want to feel warm and snuggled into your mattress then our top pick is Puffy. It’s softer than Nectar, Casper and other well-known brands.

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Puffy Mattress is Truly Plush

Our favorite plush bed is the Puffy mattress. If you haven’t heard of it, Puffy is very soft and cushy. Puffy was the bed featured on the Ellen show and has very high reviews and ratings.

Clouds are embroidered into the cover to remind you of that feeling like you’re sleeping on clouds. Even the name Puffy makes you think of a giant marshmallow that you fall into and it hugs around you, cradling you off to sleep…

Puffy clouds bed coverHowever, there’s a drawback that often comes with soft and that is getting too warm. As you sleep your body warms the mattress and you sink further into the memory foam. Over time that heat gets trapped in the indentation where you’re lying. Even if you usually don’t get hot, you can with a soft memory foam mattress. Additionally, you might be fine in the winter but find yourself too hot in the summer.

That’s why Puffy added an additional layer to each mattress called Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam.  This foam provides high pressure-relieving capabilities across a broad range of temperature and humidity levels. As your bed gets warm/cool it contracts and expands. You’ll notice this when the season changes. Specifically, the new layer is designed to prevent contraction in the cold and expansion in the heat to avoid overheating and for a more even sleep temperature.

Puffy comes in the original and the Puffy Lux.

The Difference Between Puffy and Puffy Lux

Puffy has two models right now, the Puffy and the Puffy Lux. They’re similar but have some differences. First, what the two mattresses have in common: 2 inches of Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam.

The Puffy has 3 layers of foam and is 10″ thick.

The Puffy Lux has 4″ of foam and is 12″ thick, so an additional 2 inches and has an additional layer of foam. They look identical except for the height difference.

Which is the softest?

If you want the softest of the Puffy models, get the Lux. The original is rated 6 – 8 Medium-Firm Comfort although we’d rate it a 4-5. They give the Lux a rating of 5-7, meaning it will be softer than the original.

Puffy Mattress Price

The cost of the king is just over $1,150 at the time of writing. The Lux is $1,795.

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Can you Buy a Puffy Mattress through Affirm?

What about financing a Puffy so you get the bed now yet pay over time? Puffy has PayPal and credit card but does not use Affirm. Instead they use a company called Klarna which is like Affirm. If you don’t have a credit card or want to pay monthly to make your mattress purchase more affordable with your budget, it’s a great option.

Made in the USA, No offgassing

We love that Puffy is 100% made in the USA. We find (generally speaking) that means less offgassing than beds made in China. In truth, we didn’t notice any smell at all from the Puffy and we’re sensitive to that offgassing smell that’s so familiar to anyone who reviews mattresses.

Every part of the Puffy memory foam mattress is proudly made right here in the USA: the Cloud Cover and Cloud Foam are made here. It’s also assembled, designed and sewn in the US.

Lifetime Warranty

Both have a 101 night sleep trial so you can try it out (softness is subjective and depends on your body weight, composition, sleep position and a lot of other factors). Comes with a LIFETIME warranty.

What to Get with Your Puffy Mattress

Besides the mattress, Puffy has a basic black metal bed foundation, an adjustable base with massage (3 speeds), under bed lighting, USB ports and a 101 night sleep trial, as well as a modern gray bed frame with headboard and footboard.

With the adjustable base, you can put two twin XL mattresses together to form a split king. On a split king, each person has their own separate base and bed they can adjust to their preference. Our favorite part of an adjustable bed is the massage feature. If you wake up easily in the night, turn on the massage and it helps lull you back to sleep. Most people report that it’s the feature they use the most.

In addition Puffy has soft pillows, comforter, mattress protector and a mattress pad. The mattress pad is ideal if you already bought a mattress and like it, plus it is structurally as new but you just wish it was softer.

Always remember to buy a mattress protector and put it on before you ever sleep on your bed so it’s protected and you’ll get the most wear out of your mattress.

We appreciate that all of their products have a sleep trial, not all brands offer this on their frames.

Bedjet bed fan

BedJet Valentine’s Day Sale Helps Couples Get Better Sleep for Less

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BedJet bed fan is one of the best ways you can get better sleep if you sleep with someone who prefers a different temperature than you do. If you get too hot or cold at night to the point that both of you are miserable, the BedJet may be the answer.

bedjet v2 saleIt works fast and best of all you can customize each side of the bed with the Dual Zone Cloud Sheet. Essentially it has pockets in the duvet-like sheet. The BedJet fills the pocket with cooler or warmer air (or no air) that is blown into the sheet. Each side of the bed can have a BedJet running or just one side.

While you may not think of a BedJet bed fan as romantic, many husbands buy one for their wife so they can both sleep better. Night sweats and hot flashes can interfere with sleep. So an investment in a BedJet means each person can have the bed set to the temperature they prefer.

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