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Purple Sheets vs Purple Softstretch Sheets

Purple Mattress Sheets | Which One is Best Original or Softstretch?

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Purple logoIf you have or are buying a Purple mattress, you should look at Purple mattress sheets to go with it. In most cases the sheets don’t matter very much but when it comes to Purple brand products, they’re so unique that it’s best to buy the brand name sheets.

Why Buy Purple Mattress Sheets?

You should consider buying Purple mattress sheets because of the Purple grid. It’s flexible in all directions and moves with you. It also sleeps cooler than almost any mattress you can buy.

If you use regular cotton sheets they’ll fit more tight and restrict the movement that’s a key selling point of owning a Purple mattress. This movement is great for bad backs, sore hips and more. You really can’t beat it. There’s nothing like it. You won’t get stuck in it (like memory foam) and it feels sort of like you’re floating on the mattress.

Of course Purple brand sheets work with any mattress. They’re a higher performance sheet that’s moisture wicking. The fabric is soft and stretchy. They come in the same sizes. However, there are differences in the fabric, thickness, stretchiness and colors offered.

Both offer a 100 day trial in which you can see how you like them and then you have 100 days and if you decide to return them, you can get a full refund. They each have a 1-year warranty.

Each sheet set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases (the twin comes with 1 pillow case). If you have a Purple pillow, only the Purple Plush comes in king size. You can buy SoftStretch sells pillow cases separately, but the Purple sheets are only available as a set.

Purple has 2 sheet styles to choose from and I think one is superior to the other and I’ll tell you why below…and we appreciate and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

Purple Sheets

These are the original sheets from Purple. They’re a mix of bamboo and spandex and are very stretchy. They’re also breathable and sleep cooler.

Colors: White, Slate, Sand, Purple

Material: 10% Spandex*, 90% Bamboo-derived Viscose

Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Full XL/Queen, King/Cal King, Split King

Price for a Queen: $99
Check the website for bundles or current sales to save more.

Verdict: We found them to be a bit too stretchy and the durability isn’t as good as expected for the price. And they only come in 4 colors. They’re more thin though, so if you like that, go with the Purple. Just be sure to wash on cold and dry on cool to prolong the life of your sheets as long as possible.

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Purple SoftStretch Sheets

The SoftStretch Sheets are still stretchy but not as stretchy as the original Purple sheets are. They’re also breathable, but they have added polyester to make them more durable. Thicker than the Purple sheets.

Purple SoftStretch Sheets

Purple SoftStretch Sheets Packaging on Natural Oat Colored Sheets

Materials: 67% Rayon from Bamboo Viscose, 23% Polyester, 10% Spandex

Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Full XL/Queen, King/Cal King, Split King

Colors: True White, Stormy Grey, Soft Lilac, Natural Oat, Morning Mist, Deep Purple

Note on colors: we think the natural oat should be more of a tan color than they are (they’re more light gray colored) and we’d like to see creme color added.

Price for a Queen: $149

Verdict: Get the SoftStretch. They’re thicker, more durable, softer and not as stretchy as the Purple sheets. However, you get the same breathability. They do cost more but we think it’s worth it. There is financing if you want to divide up your purchase into payments – ideal especially if you’re going to buy a Purple mattress, pillows or other accessories. Check website for bundle deals.

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Which Purple Sheets Should You Buy?

Everyone is different in their preferences, so we’re just giving you our take. We much prefer the SoftStretch sheets for the reasons we outlined above. How about you? Let us know in the comments.

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Purple SoftStretch Sheets Review | Purple Mattress Brand Stretchy Sheets

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Purple logoI Bought the New Purple SoftStretch Sheets – Here’s What I Think

As always the packaging is beautiful (gift worthy) and the softstretch sheets come in 6 colors, including a dark purple and a lighter lavendar color. I purchased the Natural Oat. They’re really pretty! But they’re a bit more light gray than oat colored.

I got Purple Softstretch sheets in a queen set, which includes
(1) Fitted Sheet, (1) Flat Sheet, (2) Pillowcases

These are high tech performance sheets that are luxurious feeling but moisture wicking. We may earn a commission (and you’ll be supporting a small business) when you buy through our links.

Purple SoftStretch Sheets

Purple came out with new sheets this year that I’ve wanted to try. They’re called The Purple SoftStretch sheets. I bought them immediately and tried them out. I want to tell you what I thought of them because I’ve already tested out The Purple Sheets they’ve had for a few years now.

First, the backstory.

Purple gave me the Purple sheets set when they came out a few years ago. I requested them because I know that the biggest selling point of Purple sheets is they compliment the Purple mattress (which we have).

While you can use them on any mattress and they’re very comfortable, there’s ideal for a Purple hybrid. That’s because they’re deep–allowing for up to 15 inches thick mattress. We have the Purple Hybrid Premiere that’s 14 inches deep. And the mattress I tested them on is 14 inches deep.

How Stretchy Are They?

Another reason they go best with a Purple mattress is that the top of a Purple mattress is flexible and allows for movement. So having tight fitting sheets hurts the ability to flex and move with you. Stretchy sheets greatly enhances how the mattress feels.

I thought that The Purple Sheets were too stretchy though. They were like sleeping in a pair of nylons. Our toes got caught in them. They ended up in a wad at the end of the bed. They didn’t hold their shape well. We’re used to cotton sheets but they can be too tight on a mattress like Purple.

So I wanted to try again.

I’m happy to say that these are perfect – stretchy but not too stretchy.

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COLORS
The Purple Soft Stretch Sheets come in 6 colors, including natural oat, a deep purple, a light lavender called lilac, a deeper gray, a light blue and what they call true white.

MATERIAL
67% Rayon from Bamboo Viscose
23% Polyester
10% Spandex

The rayon helps them keep their shape.

TEMPERATURE
I don’t sleep hot but they have a nice weight to them and don’t make you warm, just like the mattress. I thought the temperature was perfect and as I’m talking to you, it’s summer and temps are in the 90s.

If you’re a hot sleeper you can’t beat this combo!

SOFTNESS
If you’re a lady you know those really soft butter leggings that don’t flatter everyone but we can’t resist because they’re so soft? These sheets are almost that soft. I mean they should make this fabric into pajamas because they’re heavenly. I like a cotton soft feel not a silky cotton and these aren’t slidy.

NO SEAMS

COST
I pay $119 plus tax for this set because I bought them with a deal. Purple is always running deals so check their website. They often have sales, especially if you bundle it with a mattress or other accessories like a pillow. And we’d appreciate it if you used our link in the video description if you choose to purchase.

SLEEP TRIAL AND WARRANTY
30-day return period
1 year warranty
As always they have financing so you can get everything now but pay for it monthly.

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WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
As far as washing instructions, wash in cool and line dry is best. Or low heat on the dryer to help them last longer. They didn’t shrink at all when I washed them and I washed them on regular (medium) heat.

Have any questions about Purple Softstretch Sheets? Leave them in the comments section below and I’ll try to help out!

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Mattress Shortages? Why You Should Buy That Mattress Now Not Later

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Thanks to COVID a lot of mattress companies are having a harder time filling orders. Like with many large purchases, wait times can be long. So if you’re thinking of purchasing a new mattress, it’s better to do it sooner, not later.

The factory delays have mostly stemmed from a shortage globally of individually wrapped innersprings because the fabric used to wrap the springs is the same fabric used in PPE for those on the frontlines of the Covid pandemic.

This is especially true for mattresses with individually wrapped coils. The cloth is what is used for PPE (personal protective equipment) which has caused a shortage. The steel that coils are made from are in high demand too. Prices for encased coils are going up as well. So this will affect any coil or hybrid mattresses.

“Leggett & Platt, a major supplier to the bedding industry, responded to those shortages by implementing a 15.5% price increase on all fabric-encased coil systems last month. [June 2020, Furniture Today]”

These shortages and supplies demand are expected to last until next year – 2021. These shortages are impacting everyone from the mattress in a box to the  national brands.

Here are the factors contributing to the issues:

  • Factories are having a tough time staffing in wake of absenteeism.
  • Demand dipped in the spring, so manufacturers cut back – then demand surged dramatically. It’s not easy to ramp back up quickly.
  • Increased demand for mattresses as people are spending more time at home and spending more on home products, like mattresses. One manufacturer says a 200% increase in demand.
  • Trouble with supplies and/or quality of supplies.
  • Shipping partners. The factory delays have mostly stemmed from a shortage globally of individually wrapped innersprings because the fabric used to wrap the springs is the same fabric used in PPE for those on the frontlines of the Covid pandemic.
  • Materials such as steel and cloth that is used for individually wrapped coils are experiencing a shortage.
  • Prices are going up or COVID discounts are lower because demand is higher. One mattress company sent us a notice yesterday, with prices going up as much as $450 for a king size mattress!

Even domestic made mattresses can experience delays or problems.

From BedTimes Magazine:

One supplier said he has never seen volume like this. It’s not pent-up consumer demand only, but a new interest among those who are housebound – and haven’t lost their jobs – in spending discretionary income on comfort and the home environment.

“Once consumers got used to being home all the time, they started shopping online,” one manufacturer said. “We had anticipated a 20% to 30% increase in demand. Instead we saw a 200% increase.”

Recommended Mattresses to Buy Now

If you’re shopping for a hybrid or coil mattress, hurry (take our mattress quiz to find one in your price range and specifications)! We give 3 options – visit the website and chat with a representative to get an idea of shipping times.

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Here are options for mattresses that are shipping fast, at the time of this article. I’ll continue to add to this list.

  • Look for no spring mattresses, such as Avocado’s new no-spring latex mattress. It’s a bit firmer (7.5/10 on the firmness scale), 100% organic certified and also 100% biodegradable.
  • Purple mattresses and bed frames are still shipping quickly.
  • SleepEZ
  • SleepOnLatex, which has a factory in Chicago
  • Nolah has so far been shipping as usual, they make all foam mattresses and Nolah’s limited edition mattresses are priced lower during COVID.

And if there are delays, realize it’s not just one company that is affected – it’s a lot. Things are not normal for not just the mattress industry, but for many others. The longer you wait, the more patient you need to be.

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Big List of Buy Now Pay Later Adjustable Bed Bases

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Buy Now Pay Later Adjustable Beds

Adjustable bed bases have certainly come a long way in the past few years. There are now dozens of innovative adjustable bed bases available, incorporating high-tech features and ultra-durable materials.

In this guide, I am going to share the best buy now pay later adjustable bed bases. All of these high-quality products can be purchased today, then paid for using affordable monthly payments. It’s a clever way to buy a new bed base right now and enjoy the fantastic night’s sleep you deserve.

At our house, we’re looking to switch to a split king adjustable base and split king mattresses. That way we can operate each side independently (massage, raising/lowering the head or feet, etc). They connect together and we’ll have separate fitted sheets but share the blanket and duvet top layers.

If you sleep with someone and either one of you snores, you can raise your head by a few inches and make it easier to breath, lowering the chances of snoring. Plus it’s very relaxing to have massage. If you wake up and have trouble falling back asleep, a little massage can help calm you back to sleep.

Below you’ll find some tips and then our list of adjustable bases you can buy online, their features, trial period, warranties and prices.

How to Choose An Adjustable Bed Base

Before we delve into our big list of buy now pay later adjustable bed bases, here are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing a bed base.

  • How adjustable is the base?
    The adjustability of bed bases can vary significantly. The number of hinges and type of mechanical components used will determine the movement range of each base. Think about the types of positions you would like the bed base to take and check if the base can form them.
  • Is there a massage function?
    Some adjustable bed bases come with a massage mode (we think this is the best!). The bed will vibrate or internal rollers will move across parts of your body. The quality of these massage capabilities can also vary, so check out what is on offer. There may be one or dual motors, at just the back or also at the feet or the whole bed).
  • Does your mattress suit the bed base?
    To use an adjustable bed base, you will need a mattress that can change shape to match the contours of the folded base. Confirm that your mattress has the ability to bend in the regions where the base folds. If you are unsure, ask the manufacturer.
  • What is the motor like?
    The quality of the motor is an important factor to keep in mind when choosing a base. Look for products that have a long warranty as it is a sign that the manufacturer has used a reliable motor that will perform well for many years to come.
  • What sizes are available?
    Not all products are available in standard sizes. You may find that some bed bases are only available in Queen or King.
  • Is there a lengthy warranty period?
    Adjustable bed bases have complex internal components, so check that the products you are considering come with a lengthy warrant period.
  • How much does it cost?
    Modern adjustable bed bases can be expensive, due to the incredible technology they include. Check the price of the bed and the type of buy now, pay later financing that is available.
  • Wall hugger (not to be confused with tree hugger) or not? A wall hugger adjustable bed keeps you in about the same place as you raise and lower the mattress. Bases without this feature will raise you up and will move your entire body forward. This makes it tough to reach your bed stand. Also, you may have a tight space.
  • Bed frame with head and footboard. The base is just the motorized bed that goes under your mattress. You probably still want a frame to drop it into with a headboard and/or footboard for a more finished look. As long as there are no supports in the center, or the frame will stand without one, you can drop your adjustable base in any frame you choose.

EVERY adjustable base in this list offers fast financing that you can set up auto payments to make it so easy. That way you don’t have to pay for your base, mattresses and accessories all at once. Get it now but pay as you go. It’s easy to find no interest or low interest plans. There’s Affirm and other financing companies who will let you know what your terms are in seconds.

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The Best Buy Now Pay Later Bed Bases

Brand Name

Special Features

Massage

Remote/App

Sizes

Price

Warranty

Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+

Pillow-tilt articulation
Ultra-quiet motors
Zero-gravity position

Dual-body massage

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
California King, Split King

$1,100 to $2,200

10-Year Warranty

Avocado Adjustable Bed Frame Base

Upholstered frame with GOTS organic certified cotton & wool
Remote control
Presets, massage
edge-to-edge lumbar support
Underbed lights
4 brass-covered USB ports
Zero G

Two variable speed massagers

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, Split King

$1,899 to $5,397

20-Year Warranty

Casper
The Adjustable

Full-body adjustability, USB ports, Zero-gravity mode.

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, Split King,
California King

$945 to $1,890

20-Year Warranty

Casper
The Adjustable Pro

Full-body adjustability,

USB ports, Zero-gravity mode, Headrest tilt, Under-bed lights, Wall-aligning tech

Separate head and foot massage functions, each with 3 levels of intensity and 3 different modes.

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, Split King,
California King

$1,495 to $2,990

20-Year Warranty

Dreamcloud

Three preset positions, Zero gravity mode

3-speed vibration head and foot massagers

Remote

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
Split King

$649 to $1,298

3-Year Warranty

Helix Adjustable Base

Head height adjustable

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King Half,
CAK Half

$750 to $850

2-Year Warranty

Idle Sleep Adjustable Base

Head height adjustable

Remote

Twin, Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
California King, Split King

$449 to $898

2-Year Warranty

Idle Sleep Adjustable Premium

Head height adjustable, leg height adjustable, 2 memory settings, 4 preset positions. You can add dual USB plugs and massage.

 Can add massage with the + version for an additional $150.

Remote

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
Split King

$1,227 to $2,382

10-Year Warranty

Latex for Less 

Programmable sleep positions, vibration waking feature, zero-gravity mode

3 intensity level massage feature

Remote

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
California King, Split King

$1,299 to $2,299

1 Year Parts, Shipping and Labor 3 Year Coverage for Parts only 20 Year Limited warranty

Layla
Adjustable Base

Dual USB Ports, One touch zero gravity, Anti-skid surface

Remote and App

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
Split King

$699 to $1,398

10-Year Warranty

Layla
Adjustable Base Plus

Dual USB Ports, One touch zero gravity, Anti-skid surface, Wall hugging technology, Under bed lighting

Dual zone massage

Remote and App

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
Split King

$1,099 to $2,198

1-Year Warranty

Leesa 

Under bed lighting, all in one support, separate head and leg lifting mechanism

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
California King

$1,249 to $2,299

1-Year, 3-Year and 25-Year limited warranty.

The Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame

Head and foot lift, zero gravity, TV recline setting, USB plugs, programmable memory

Three zone massage

Remote

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
Split King

$849 to $1,698

3-Year Warranty

Nest Bedding

LED nightlight, Zero gravity position, Two programmable positions

3D-Wave™ massage technology with three waves modes and full-body massage with 10 intensity levels.

Remote

Twin XL,
Full, Queen, King,
Split California King, Split King

$799 to $999

5-Year Warranty

Nolah
Adjustable Base

Head and feet incline, German motors, Adjustable leg height

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, Split King

$639 to $1,198

10-Year Warranty

Nolah Adjustable Base with Massage

Head and feet incline, German motors, Adjustable leg height, Weightless Zero-G position, Dual USB chargers, Nightlight

Head/foot massage

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, Split King

$759 to $1,438

10-Year Warranty

Plushbeds

Zero-Gravity, Reach Assist™ feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, Lumbar support, Under bed lights. Many to choose from.

12 dual zone massage options (on high end model)

Remote and App

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
California King, Split King, Split California King

$824 to $4,499

20-Year Warranty

Purple Powerbase

Zero gravity mode, Under bed lighting, Adjustable height, USB charging ports, One touch flat. We think the Purple mattresses are ideal with an adjustable base because they’re flexible.

Resonant frequency massage

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
Split King

$1,399 to $2,798

20-Year Warranty

Tempur-Pedic Power Base

Quiet mode, Under bed lighting, USB ports, Head and foot lifts

Four zone massage (Top model)

Remote

Twin Long,
Queen, King, Split King,
California King, Split California King

$749 to $3,998

25-Year Warranty

The Adjustable WINKBASE 2.0™

Zero-G support, Child lock function, Multiple presets

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
California King

$949 to $1,299

10-Year Warranty

Yaasa Adjustable Bed

USB outlets, Anti-snore, Zero-G mode

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
Split King

$1,699 to $3,199

10-Year Warranty

Zoma Adjustable Bed

Head and foot adjustment, Ultra-quiet, One touch presets

Remote

Twin XL,
Queen, King,
Split King

$770 to $1,540

10-Year Warranty

Bear Adjustable Base

Dual USB charging points, Under bed light, 5 preset positions, Anti-snore and Zero gravity positions

Remote

Queen, King,
Split King

$1,640 to $2,540

10-Year Warranty

 

The Adjustable Base I Want Most

We’re actually in the market for an adjustable base, so this research helped us narrow down our choice. The adjustable frame I’m looking at buying, is the ErgoMotion base – Tempurpedic ErgoExtend. Because my husband is taller and we are very interested in a robust massage feature, zero G and head tilt.

There’s foot and head lift as well as a pillow tilt (great to help with snoring). It has a 25 year warranty, zero gravity, wall hugger, and retainer.

Perfect Seat is probably the biggest feature that you’ll want to get, AFTER the pillow tilt. The “upper” portion of the BASE slides back. This keeps your hips in place. There is no need to wiggle your body to maintain proper body position regardless of base position. TALLER people won’t feel like they are being pushed off the bed.

The most UNDERRATED feature of an adjustable bed is under bed lights. If you have to get up in the middle of the night; it won’t ruin night vision but gives you light without disturbing your partner. If you have two partners with different wake up times, turning on these lights won’t disrupt the one still sleeping.

USB ports on each side to charge devices.

Massage – 3 levels of intensity in 4 zones. It promotes circulation. It soothes and relaxes the body and promotes rest and recovery. If you’re concerned about “zero gravity”, then massage is the perfect pairing. Just note that it’s not a kneading type of massage. It’s more the vibrating kind.

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Nolah Limited Edition 10” Mattress Review | Lasts Years Longer Than Memory Foam??

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Love memory foam but hate how it starts sagging after just a few years? Nolah mattresses have been shown to last longer. They came out with the Nolah limited edition mattresses to give you the same quality as the original Nolah mattress for less.

Nolah was tested against other even highest quality memory foam to see how it compared as far as durability of the Nolah Air Foam™. It was rigorously tested with the industry standard ASTM Constant Force Pounding Dynamic Test. It’s a test that involves a robotic arm pounding down on the target foam 70 times per minute for a total of 100,000 cycles, which allows you to predict how much support and thickness will be lost over time.

The Nolah mattress foam was tested and found to be most durable when stacked up against even the highest quality memory foam by a LONG SHOT. Over 2600% less loss of thickness!! That translates into less sagging and longer life. Now there’s no way I can test this but they claim something like a Casper or a Leesa mattress will last about 5 or 6 years. But a Nolah, they say, lasts 10.

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Nolah Limited Edition 10” Mattress Review

We reviewed a queen size 10” LIMITED EDITION Nolah Mattress. It was sent to me to review. I’m going to tell you how by buying the limited edition and something else can save you a total of about $200 on this mattress. That’s pretty significant.

One thing you need to know right off is that the only difference between the 10” limited edition and the 10” original is that the limited edition has a more basic cover and the PRICE. So right off, you save $102 by forgoing the fancier cover. The Limited Edition mattresses are the same exact mattress but instead of the thicker cover that has their brown thicker bottom and white top you get a simple all-white cover. Keep reading to find out how else to save.

Nolah Mattress Layers

This is basically a 3 layer mattress. The cover is basic white and it unzips but the company says to spot treat it only. We recommend that you get a waterproof mattress protector with your mattress. You can get a 12 inch version also. But the 10″ Nolah mattress has:

  • 2” Cooling Nolah AirFoam™. AirFoam™ provides superior pressure relief, keeps you cool and contours perfectly to your body without trapping you “in the mattress” like memory foam.
  • 1” Deep Supportive High-Resilience Foam support layer that is stronger and more durable than latex. It provides a healthy and responsive bounce to keep you sound asleep all night.
  • 7” High-Density Base Foam of the best U.S. made high-density breathable base foam that reinforce the support and contouring of the toper layers. It’s durable and guaranteed to last for years.

WEIGHT
The limited edition 10” Nolah mattress is 70 lbs – the same as the original 10”. Again, it’s the same mattress inside. And one way to know about quality is the weight of the mattress. You want to see above 50 lbs on a queen.

So this is right where it should be, based on the competitors in this space that you’ve probably heard of.

SOFTNESS
This mattress is a bit softer than other mattresses in this price range. It’s what I’d call medium soft while a lot of the others are medium.

SLEEP TRIAL
You have 120 days to test out the mattress and if not happy, return it for a full refund.

WARRANTY
15 years

Nolah Mattress Review Video

Watch the video to see the edge support, motion transfer, and hand test.

Temperature
Sleeps cooler than most memory foam

Nolah Mattress Price

The Nolah mattress is priced right around where you’d expect for this thickness and type of bed, maybe a little higher but not by much. But if you agree to forgo your sleep trial, in other words, you don’t get to return the mattress, then you save $92 on a queen. Taking a queen down to a very reasonable $672 at the time of writing this review. Find this option listed with the accessories you can add to your order, like a mattress cover (which I think you should always buy) or pillows.

No matter what you choose you’ll get 2 FREE pillows when you buy any Nolah queen or king size mattress. These are promotional shredded foam pillows so they’re not for sale on the site.

Who’s this Mattress Best For?

I would buy this mattress if I was a lighter weight sleeper. If you’re heavier then it might not offer enough support. You’re going to need the 12” or deeper.

It’s also for someone who doesn’t want to sink in as much as traditional memory foam mattresses and who wants a longer lasting foam bed.

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New Purple Mattress for Kids – Best Kid Mattress?

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Purple logoIf your kid sleeps hot or you just want them to have the best kid mattress, check out Purple’s new kid’s collection. It’s a lighter, slimmer mattress with a foam perimeter around the comfort grid center (which makes it lighter).

My daughter has a Purple original twin size mattress and she loves it but it could be just a little softer for her. She also has a Sleep Ovation pillow which she loves because it’s not too tall for a little head.

Now there are new options for kids, younger fans as well as growing teens to get good sleep. It’s funny how we buy our kids the cheapest mattress. No one thinks about it. But if they had a better mattress, they’d feel and know the difference right away. How do I know? Being a mattress reviewer, I’ve given mattresses to several kids after I’m done reviewing them. And they tell me that it makes such a huge difference from what they used to sleep on.

The kid mattress only comes in twin size (so technically it could be used for a lighter weight (around 115 lbs or less) adult too.

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Purple Kid Mattress

With the new Purple Kid’s Collection, there’s new kid sized mattress, sheets, mattress protector and Purple pillows too. The kid size is thinner and not as long as the adult size mattresses. As with all Purple mattresses, there is absolutely no memory foam.

Here’s what the Purple Kid’s Collection Includes:

  • Kid’s Twin Size Purple Mattress with 2” Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ material in Purple Grid
  • Kid Purple Pillow in 3 colors plus white cover
  • Kid Sheets – also comes in 3 colors or white
  • Kid Sized Mattress Protector

They are all smaller sized to fit the kid’s mattress.

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Purple Mattress Labor Day Sale!

Right now you can save up to $150. Get $25 off a Kid Mattress PLUS up to $125 Off a Kid Mattress Bundle, including a Kid or Purple Pillow, Kid Sheets, and Mattress Protector.

Differences Between the Kid’s and Adult Size Purple Mattress

The kid’s mattress is priced lower, not as thick as the original Purple mattress and has new colors.

Size and Thickness
The kid’s mattress only comes in twin. The size is different though. It’s a shorter twin. Dimensions are 38” x 75” and it’s 7 inches thick. The original is 38” x 75” and 9.25” thick. The shorter profile makes it best for bunk beds or sofa beds.

Weight
37 lbs compared to around 70 lbs for the original Purple twin size mattress.

Price
Right now the regular twin is $574 and the kid size twin is $474. Check prices.

Cover is 64% Polyester, 35% Cooling PE, 1% Spandex

Surrounded by 1.8 lb density foam side/head/foot rails, around the perimeter of the mattress (which appears to be a lot more than the original has).

Layers

Middle Layer:
2.5” 1.8 lb density soft transition foam

Base Layer:
2.5” 1.8 lb density medium support foam

Kid’s Purple Pillow Compared to Original Purple Pillow

The kid version of the Purple pillow is actually a little thicker than the original. It’s 18” x 13” and 3.25” thick. The price is $69 and it weighs 5 lbs. – less than half of the original Purple pillow. Otherwise it’s the same.

The original Purple pillow is 24″ x 16″ and 3″ thick and costs $109. It weighs 11.7 lbs.

You get a 100 night sleep trial and a 1 year warranty.

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Kid’s Purple Sheets and Mattress Protector

Interestingly, for a 7 inch sheet, the kid’s version is 15″ thick (for a 7″ mattress). Not sure why. Same with the mattress protector which isn’t specifically for kids – it’s the same as for the other Purple mattresses. I love the Purple mattress protector but I would buy a low profile mattress protector like this one that’s for 6-8″ deep mattresses. Same with the sheets, they’re stretchy and move with the mattress. However, with less grid it may not be as much of an issue. Here are low profile sheets that fit 6-9″ deep mattresses.

Flat Sheet 98″ x 70″

Fitted Sheet 75″ x 38″ x 15″

Pillowcase 31″ x 20″

Price is $99 at the time of writing. Check current price.

Warranty is 1 year on the sheets, 10 years on the mattress protector.

Purple kids sheets

The Purple kid’s mattress fits on the Purple foundation. Sleep trial is 100 days and there’s a 10 year warranty on all mattresses.

Questions You Need to Ask Before You Buy a New Mattress

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The wrong mattress can cause bad sleep and can hurt your health and relationships too. But buying a mattress is not always as easy as you’d like. That’s why we’ve put together these 9 questions to ask to help you choose the perfect mattress for you. And we may earn a commission when you shop through our links. At the end of the article we’ll talk about the limitations of buying a mattress online, along with the upside!

1. How long is the Sleep Trial?
The sleep trial is the window of time you have to test out your new mattress. If in that timeframe, usually 100 days or more, you don’t like it then you can return it for a full refund. Some mattress companies require that you have it for at least 30 days before it qualifies. If you got free accessories you may have to pay for those, but ask. Make sure you know the terms.

Buying a mattress is an investment and they’re highly subjective. Which is why there’s a sleep trial in the first place. You may be into it $1000 or more. And you want to make sure you want to sleep on it for several years. The mattresses with the longest sleep trials – a full year and a half – is Idle Sleep and Haven.

The big advantage of buying online is that window of time you have to actually sleep on the mattress and see how you like it. I promise you’re not going to get that by laying on several at a store. And most have shorter, more restrictive return policies or fees.

Mattress recycling4. What is the Mattress Made of?

Pay attention to mattress reviews on YouTube. Compare the hand test (where they push into the foam and see how fast it goes back out) and materials for the mattresses you’re considering. Unbox Mattress is adding new mattress review videos here. Just know that mattress reviewers know everyone is different. They’ll avoid taking a side. We don’t want to get sued or have a mattress company hate us. So we try to give you the facts so you can decide.

The #1 reason people return a mattress is that it’s too firm. The second reason is that it’s too soft. So getting that part right is important. The softest mattress we know is the Idle Sleep plush gel memory foam. The most firm is the Awara or Avocado.

2. Should I Get Financing?
Even I buy on credit because I can avoid tying up a big chunk of money and just have auto draft happen so I can pay less per month. It frees up cash and is easier on the budget. We have lots of articles with sample purchases and costs to finance. Mattress companies aren’t looking to make money off financing, they really just want to sell the mattress.

Popular brands like Idle Sleep offer 0% APR financing from as low as $7/month. With easy financing through modern financing partners like Affirm, you can easily see if you qualify for mattress financing without any effect on your credit score.

mattresses on truck3. Will it Last?
You can spend $1,000 on a mattress and have it last a year before it starts to break down. Or spend a lot more and have it last.

Purple, Bed in a Box and Nolah mattresses are brands that are made to last longer. We’ve consistently heard how well they hold up over time.

Another option is to get a mattress that can be flipped over. Idle Sleep sells 2-sided hybrid mattresses that are the same on one end as the other, with springs in the middle. So if you start seeing indentions on one end, flip it over and you’ve got a lot more years on that mattress.

5. Will I Sleep too Hot?
What I’ve learned is that even a person who sleeps cool can bake on the wrong mattress. Being too hot is as bad as being too cold. Now you can get a BedJet bed fan or a smart bed like Eight but those are pricey. In general, memory foam (especially plush versions) sleep warm. We recommend Purple mattress because it has airflow and if you sleep hot, it’ll be cooler. We’ve seen it over and over again.

Or, if you like a firm bed, Airweave is breathable and sleeps cooler than foam mattresses.

6. What is the FIRMNESS?

Given that most mattresses are returned because they’re either too firm (most common) or too soft, firmness is a big issue. It needs to be right. You can add a topper to soften a mattress that’s too firm but you shouldn’t have to when buying a new mattress. Usually softer mattresses are made of memory foam and they will give that hug. You’ll sink in deeper and feel enveloped by the bed more. It’ll be harder to move around.

On more firm beds you’ll feel like you’re lying on top of the bed. It won’t give as much under the weight of your body. Someone who is heavier will need more support and might prefer a more firm bed.

7. Am I Paying too Much?
There is always a sale going on in the mattress mar

ket, so why pay full price? You can find the deals on the website and of course there are holidays like Labor Day mattress sales, 4th of July mattress sales, Memorial Day mattress sales, and Veteran’s Day mattress sales for the best prices.

If you get a good mattress deal combined with 0% APR financing available, you can’t go wrong. Idle Sleep and Haven Bed, you can literally enjoy sleep on award-winning mattresses for as low as $7/month – to see our favorite mattress deal going on right now, click here.

8. Where Can I Get FREE Pillows or Other Add Ons?
Some mattress companies throw in free pillows with your mattress purchase. Idle Sleep and Nolah do. Just note that they’re not going to be the higher quality pillows for sale on the site. If you’re not picky, go for it. But if you are, we love these pillow

s (lighter, fluffier, dreamy), this shredded memory foam pillow that’s heavy but holds up so long, this adjustable shredded memory foam pillow that comes with 1.5 lbs of extra replacement fill or these down alternative pillows from Nolah.

9. What’s the Warranty?

Warranties for mattresses are mainly to catch manufacturing defects. I had a mattress (the company has since gone out of business) give me a mattress to review. A year after sleeping on it, the glue gave out and the side had a large pultrusion. Just on one side. I could fit my entire arm inside the indent. So they sent another one. A year later, same thing happened. I’ve seen very few problems with mattress defect but they can happen and they can happen after a long time.

While you can get warranties to pay against indents – they have to be pretty big to qualify. Most of the time a warranty is just for the big things that go wrong. Mistakes. Not wear over time. So check the warranty – 10 years is probably adequate since you’ll likely want a new mattress by then anyway. If longevity is a big value then choose a high quality latex mattress. They take a bit to get used to but they’re a natural product and will last longer than most other materials.

When you Want a Mattress That Fulfills All your Dreams

Now for the hard truths you don’t want to hear but that you need to know.

Overall, the internet cannot tell you the following key mattress considerations:

  • Soft/Hard
  • Cool/Hot
  • Supportive

Neither can going to a mattress store and lying down on different mattresses. You really need to sleep on it over time. If I’d given up on my Purple mattress after a few weeks I wouldn’t love it for years after.

Hence, mattress sleep trials. Narrow your mattress choice down to your top 3 and then order one. If it doesn’t work, order the next one.

Give it 4 weeks unless you truly hate it

Unless you truly hate it, give your new mattress 3-4 weeks before you decide. Pop some Tylenol PM if you have to, to get through the adjustment. You’re used to your old crappy mattress and so anything new will feel odd and uncomfortable at first. I truly wanted my old mattress back those first few weeks. But it lost support (it had worn out and had divets on each side). We were used to it but it was bad for us.

You can’t have it all if you’re looking for certain combinations

There are some combinations that I find impossible. For example, you want a cooler sleeping mattress that’s soft memory foam. While you might find fabric that sleeps cooler for a while, after your body heat kicks in, it’s going to get warm. Air gets trapped in the crevice your body creates. Memory foam softens when it gets warm, making it sink in more. And that warm air builds up and has nowhere to escape. You could get a feather bed that’s a different kind of softness and it won’t sleep hot.

Reviews can only help so much

Even reading reviews can’t help after a certain point. I know a guy who took months to decide on what he thought was the perfect mattress. He did so much research and was sure he finally found everything he could want in a mattress. But then he got it and he hated it. He could’ve spent that time trying several.

I know it’s a process to go through but it’s worth it when you find a mattress you love long term. Those are terms relative to each person and you cannot rely on relative terms as I can’t say which ice cream flavor you will find delicious or what art work you will find to be thought proving to display in your hallway.

Let me end with some hope. You can find the best mattress for you, if that’s your quest. We want to help you do that.

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New Organic Crib Mattress Protector from Brentwood Home

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New from Brentwood Home: organic waterproof crib mattress protector

Brentwood Home has a new 100% GOTS certified organic waterproof crib mattress protector. This is the perfect addition to Brentwood Home’s safe nontoxic crib mattresses. Now you can ensure they last longer with a waterproof mattress protector.

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Waterproof Organic Crib Mattress Protector

The protector has two layers of totally natural, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton that sandwiches a thin, waterproof film. It’s safe, easy-to-clean, and adds dependable protection against accidents.

Brentwood’s Organic Waterproof Crib Protector Pad does not use vinyl, PVC, or phthalates — just a thin layer of polyurethane film. That means it sleeps cool while being safe, nontoxic, and comfortable — and not dense, rubbery, or crinkly. The waterproof barrier is impenetrable to bed bugs, dust mites, liquids, and other allergens.

One size. Fits standard crib mattress: 28″ x 52″ up to 8 inches deep.

  • Safe: GOTS organic certified cotton
  • Effective: Thin, waterproof polyurethane film prevents leaking
  • Breathable: Not dense, noisy, or crinkly
  • Non-toxic: No vinyl, PVC, or phthalates
  • 5% waterproof polyurethane film
  • Made in the USA

Sleep Trial and Warranty

The best part that we don’t see very often is the crib mattress protector is backed with a 1-Year Warranty AND a 100-Night Sleep Trial. If during the 100 nights you change your mind, you can return it free of charge.

Cleaning is an issue when it comes to kids and so you can rest easy knowing the protector can wash by spot cleaning or machine wash (no bleach). Tumble dry on low or air dry.

organic waterproof crib mattress protector packaging

All of Brentwood Home’s nontoxic baby mattresses already come with a waterproof cover. However, you can either double up so you never have to remove the bedding, for easier washing. Or, use this crib mattress protector on any crib mattress.

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Labor Day Adjustable Bed Sales – Our Top 5 Picks

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Adjustable Bed Labor Day Sales

Looking for the comfort, relief and function of an adjustable bed to put your mattress on? We love the zero G setting for back pain and the massage for relaxation. Whether you’re sleeping, reading, working or watching TV you’ll love an adjustable bed.

Labor Day is the perfect time to shop for adjustable beds because they’re on sale. Here’s a list of top brands who sell adjustable bases. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

Here are our top 5 picks for adjustable beds from online brands.

Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+

Head and foot raise/lower lets you adjust to the most comfortable position for sleep. Reduces snoring and symptoms of sleep apnea.

Up to $1500 off adjustable bed sets. Just add an adjustable bed and a mattress plus any accessories. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

  • Wireless remote control
  • USB ports
  • Anti-snore button elevates the head to open up the airways
  • Full-body massage
  • Sleep timers—say goodbye to your pesky alarm clock!
  • Mobile app and Bluetooth compatibility—adjust your bed from your smartphone
  • Wall hugging technology so you don’t slip down as the bed is inclined
  • Retainer bars or MicroHook™ retention system keep the bed in place
  • Zero-gravity preset position
  • Adjustable legs that can modify the height of the base from 6” – 10”.
  • 2 year warranty

Sale Dates: August 21-September 14, 2020

Save up to $1500

Avocado Green Adjustable Base

Sale: $400 off the New Avocado Adjustable Base (Code ELEVATE400)

Avocado’s luxury Adjustable Bed Frame places the adjustable bed inside an elegantly upholstered frame with GOTS organic certified cotton and wool atop FSC-certified wooden legs. The adjustable bed quietly glides into the most comfortable position for your body. A remote control and silent motor simply automate comfortable presets, customizable adjustments, a dual tension-relieving massage system, edge-to-edge lumbar support, and under bed lights.

  • “zero-g” preset elevates the upper body and legs as if they were floating in space. This position can reduce pressure points throughout the body and increase circulation. By raising the head and legs above the torso, many say “zero-g” can also improve digestion while reducing snoring, heartburn, lower back pain, and swelling in the feet.
  • Independent head and feet lift. Can raise up to 65 degrees — a complete sitting position. Leg lift raises up to 35 degrees — and also lowers for chaise lounge-style relaxing.
  • Wall-hugging” so it doesn’t pull you away from your night stand as it lifts you up.
  • Dual motor massagers
  • The only adjustable bed on our list with the optional natural headboard. It’s made from FSC-certified, 100% reclaimed wood. Handmade in Los Angeles and finished in “rustic raw” with a zero-VOC sealant.
  • In-Home Delivery & Setup Included
  • 20 year warranty

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Idle Sleep Adjustable Base and Premium Adjustable Bases

Choose from the basic adjustable base or the premium adjustable base.

The basic model is inexpensive and has a remote control base to raise your head. This has a basic metal frame look. Comes with a 2-year warranty.

The premium or the premium plus has massage, plus feet and head lowering. The plus has 2 USB ports and independent massage so each person can choose the massage speed they prefer. Comes with a 10 year warranty. Check the chart below for comparisons.

Free Adjustable Base with any mattress purchase. Use Code: LABORADJUST Idle has excellent financing terms with 0% for 60 months.

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Layla Adjustable Base or Adjustable Base +

Highly rated adjustable base

Adjustable Base Plus (any size): $300 off Twin XL & Queen — $600 off King
Adjustable Base (any size): $200 off Twin XL & Queen — $400 off King

Layla Adjustable BaseBoth feature

  • Fully Adjustable(Head and Foot up/down)
  • Zero Gravity
  • One-Touch Flat
  • Save your favorite position(3 presets)
  • Wireless Remote
  • Built-in USB Phone Chargers
  • Split or Sync King Feature
  • Anti-Slide Deck
  • Adjustable Legs (4 heights)
  • Hold up to 750 lbs
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • In-Home White Glove Delivery Option

The PLUS version has everything the regular base and these additional features:

  • Wall Gliding Technology
  • Multizone Massage with 3 different intensities
  • Anti-Snore
  • Underbed Lighting
  • Alexa/Google Home Compatible
  • Wifi App

Save up to $300!

Nolah

20% Off Nolah Adjustable Bases for Labor Day

  • Patented adjustable legs let you raise your bed up to 13” to free space below the base provides lots of space for under-bed storage
  • Use the German-made OKIN® engine instead of cheaper Chinese-Made Richmat engine which you find in most other adjustable bases sold online. Dual engines.
  • Head and feet incline
  • 10 year warranty

The plus version also has

  • Built-in head/foot massage
  • Weightless Zero-G position
  • Dual USB chargers
  • Nightlight underneath the bed

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Best Foam Mattress for the Price? Bed in a Box Original Mattress Review

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Have you heard of BedinaBox®? They’re a family owned mattress company (one of few in the industry), who make their own mattresses in the USA, and are experts in foam. In fact, they supply foam to other mattress companies. While you may not have heard of them, they’re the original bed in a box company. They even own the trademark for “BedinaBox”.

The first thing that sets Bed in a Box apart from the other mattresses out there, is the foam…

Bed in a Box Original Mattress Box

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Best Foam Mattress?

Trying to compare mattresses to decide which one to buy can be a long, frustrating experience for a lot of people. There are so many choices and it’s tough to know what criteria to use to figure out which mattress will be the best for you.

We spent over an hour talking to the Chris, who is the vice president of Bed in a Box, about what makes a high quality mattress. If you want the best foam mattress, you need to look at how much the mattress weighs. Cheap foam doesn’t weigh a lot and that’s the kind that will compress and develop indents or sagging on the top, in the areas where you sleep.

Bed in a Box specializes in foam mattresses and even supply foam to other manufacturers. Overall, the reason Bed in a Box is an excellent choice for an all foam mattress is that they’ve struck an excellent balance between the cost of the mattress and the quality. They have all of their own foam manufactured to be the right balance.

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Weight is a factor in foam quality. If a mattress is heavier then it’s usually better quality. Foam is based on density. The standard core weight is 1.8lbs, theirs is 2.0. So if you buy a bed that’s a queen that weighs 50 lbs, you know it’s not great quality no matter how low the price may be. You probably won’t get more than a year or so out of it.

Of course these beds are rolled up and shipped in a box, so there’s a balance between the weight and cost. Plus ease of use. Some beds are so heavy that moving them is very difficult. So you need something that is heavier to indicate quality, but not so heavy that the cost is too high and it’s difficult to move.

Let’s take a closer look at Bed in a Box and their popular Original mattress.

Bed in a Box Original MattressBed in a Box gave us an Original queen size mattress to review. And we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

Bed in a Box® Original Mattress Review

Bed in a Box Original is their classic all foam mattress, it may not compete on sleep trial or warranty, but it’s a similar price to other boxed brands like it. Except that it’s 11 inches deep. And, unlike some that are made in China, Bed in a Box is made in the USA. Price is right where you’d expect but the quality is higher than other foam mattresses in its price range.

Watch our video review or read on for more details about this high value mattress…this is where you can see the edge support, motion transfer and see the layers up close.

Offgassing

As someone who is sensitive and has a reaction to that new mattress smell, I paid attention to the smell when I unboxed this mattress. I’m happy to report there is not a strong or chemically smell at all. So you’re not going to need to air it out at all. And it was ready to sleep on immediately, right out of the box.

Unboxing

Here’s me unboxing the Bed in a Box Original, it’s really fast and ready to sleep on immediately.

Layers

Cover

First, let’s start with the cover. It zips off and can be removed but they don’t recommend washing it. Instead they say you should spot treat it. It’s made of a soft knit and has cooling properties inside the fabric.

As always we recommend that you use a mattress protector before you even sleep on your new bed. Bed in a Box has a 5-sided waterproof mattress protector at a reasonable cost. Having it keeps your bed cleaner and prolongs the life of your mattress – including the sides. They also have a cooling mattress protector.

Foam

Bed in a Box is very transparent about the foam they use. There are 2 layers on this bed and they give the density of the foam for each layer. First, the Original is 11” deep, so a bit above the standard of 10” we usually see.

11″ BedInABox® Original
3″ – 3 lb CoolRest® Gel Memory Foam
8″ – 2 lb SureAlign® High Density Support Foam

Feel
The original has a medium feel.  If you want a softer feel, they have a bit higher end version called the Azul. They also have a medium and a firm option.

Price
A queen is $764 which is about what you’d expect but it has an additional inch of height.

They offer financing through Affirm if you want your mattress now but pay for it with a low monthly payment.

You do need a base to support the mattress and your weight. Bed in a Box has a basic foundation, metal frames and an adjustable base that will raise or lower your head or feet (no massage).

Warranty
A generous 20 years.

Sleep Trial
You get 120 days to decide to keep your new mattress and get a full refund if it’s not for you. However, they ask you to give it a full 60 days first. Bed in a Box has a low return rate, most often you’re going to see double or triple what this mattress has. So you can be confident that you’re making a good choice. However, there’s a subjective part of every mattress that you can’t know until you actually sleep on it.

Will you like the Bed in a Box Original? It really comes down to the feel, which is subjective, but you have ample time and no cost to try it out.

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Bedinabox Original Mattress Review

So I hope this helps you decide if the Bed in a Box original mattress is right for you. Bed in a Box has quality foam mattresses for the price.

Leave a comment with any questions, requests, or simply to share your experience with this mattress.