The Serenity has been discontinued. The closest matrress to it is the Original. We recommend that you check out our BedinaBox Original Mattress Review on YouTube if you want to learn more about the Original.
BedInABox® Mattress Review
A lot of people use Bed in a Box Mattress like Kleenex – as if it’s the name of all boxed mattresses. But did you know it’s the name of a mattress company? Bed in a Box Mattresses are made in the USA, and they have a wide range of mattresses.
Here’s my video review of the BedinaBox brand mattress:
As always, the advantages to buying a mattress online – are that the prices are often lower, and most have great/easy exchange policies. Every person is unique, and so is their mattress preference. You can research for months, unable to make a decision when the best way to know what you like is to narrow down your selection to the materials you like, the height you like, and the price range you are comfortable with. Then start trying your top pick until you find a mattress you love.
It’s not like a marriage where getting out of it is painful and costly! You can keep dating until you find the best fit and be out of nothing until you find the perfect match. Too bad real dating isn’t like that!
First, a disclosure: we were given this queen-size Serenity Mattress by BedInABox for the purposes of this review.
Affordable Luxury Beds – Under $2,000?
When we unboxed the Serenity, the first thing we thought was that it was more luxurious than we expected it to be. We thought it would be an economy mattress. But it’s not.
Bedinabox is based in Tennessee. They have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and have been in business since 2007 (over a decade). So although this brand might be new to you, they’ve been in the business for a while.
We all say “Bed-in-a-box,” (sort of like we call tissues Kleenex), but what you probably don’t know is that this company owns the trademark to the term “Bed in a Box.”
They’re a small, family-owned business that sells affordable luxury beds that made in the USA, not just ‘assembled in America’. Since they’ve been around longer, they have a wider selection of products, from mattresses to mattress toppers, sheets, and adjustable bases.
They have 7 models in various price ranges, starting at $699 for a queen. It comes in more sizes than you’d expect. We never see split queens or split California king sizes!
Here’s the full list:
- Twin xl
- California king
- Short queen
- Split king
- Split queen
- Split California king
Like most boxed brands, you’re paying for the top layer and need a mattress frame, box springs, or platform to place it on.
We highly recommend that you use a mattress protector before you sleep on any new mattress. Bedinabox carries its brand of mattress protectors in several styles. Using a mattress protector will help prolong the longevity of your mattress and prevent spills from damaging the mattress.
You have a 120-night sleep trial with all BedinaBox mattresses. That means you have 120 nights to sleep on it and if you are not satisfied, return it for a full refund. Just be sure to give it at least a month because there’s an adjustment period with all new mattresses. You get used to your mattress over many years, so spending a month adjusting is worth the investment. I take some Tylenol PMs to help me through the first few nights. The longer you’ve slept on your old mattress, the more likely it will take longer to adjust.
The Serenity queen is just under $2,000, where you’ll see similar featured mattresses. There is financing on their website through Affirm that gets your payment at around $60 a month. You can pay and schedule payments online, so you don’t miss any. If you qualify, you won’t pay any interest.
The Serenity has 5 layers of foam, including memory foam. They do tell you the density of foam that they use, which we appreciate because most mattress companies don’t give you a lot of detail about that.
Let’s get into a little detail about how this bed is constructed. This is their high-end mattress, and it’s like a pillow top which you usually don’t see in boxed brands as often.
The Pillow Top Cover
The cover is quilted and is quite attractive – it has CoolRest® Adaptive foam, which is based on technology originally developed to use for space suits. It helps balance the temperature between the sleeper and the mattress to help keep the sleeper comfortable throughout the night. There’s 2” of super-soft, gel-infused quilting foam on top.
In addition, there’s 4” of 1.8 lb density, high-quality soy-based transitional foam, progressing from contouring to supporting. Then you have 4” of high-density foam to support body weight and align the spine. This includes a 2.2 lb density core.
Top 5 features of the Serenity Bed in a Box Mattress
Feature #5: The Serenity is 14 inches thick.
This bed has a thicker profile that gives it a higher-end feel. If you like a bed that’s higher up, you’ll love this mattress.
Feature #4: The Serenity is reversible.
There’s a softer side and a firmer side. If you prefer to sink into your mattress a bit, choose the soft side. If you prefer to feel like you are sleeping on top of the mattress, choose the firm side.
The quilted cover on top is the soft side, but if you decide you want a firmer feel, you can flip the mattress. While it doesn’t have the plush pillowtop on another side, it still has an elegant quilted cover with a little give. On the soft side, the sleeper sinks into the mattress a bit and is cradled. On the firm side, the sleeper sleeps more on top of the mattress but still with the comfort and look of a quilted cover.
Feature #3: A bed with handles!
Since this mattress can be reversed, it’s nice that they give you these handles to help you turn it. I wouldn’t lift it by the handles alone, but they can help you turn or flip the mattress. It weighs 100 lbs.
Feature #2: The Serenity has a 20-year warranty
This is a longer warranty than the typical 10 years and a slightly longer trial period. It has free shipping too.
Feature #1: Made in the USA and has almost no smell/offgassing
I’m very sensitive to offgassing, and this mattress had almost no smell.
We really like family-owned mattress companies like Bedinabox and our recent RV mattress review of the Tochta. Your mattress gets shipped faster, and the quality is higher too.
What do you think? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments, and we’ll do our best to answer everyone.