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Country Living Magazine Launches New Mattress Collection

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Slow down and live well, is the ideal of the new Country Living mattress collection called The Country Living Welcome Home Collection. It features 3 high-end mattresses, of which all but one are hybrids. They boast cooling technology, pressure-relieving foams, and edge support systems.

The mattresses are being marketed through a partnership with Idle Group, which owns Idle Sleep mattress. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

The Country Living Welcome Home Collection features 3 mattresses:

  • The luxury 16″ Napa hybrid, with a European style pillow top
  • The 13″ Hudson hybrid, which features a quilted pillow top
  • The 12″ McKinney all foam mattress

These are lofty mattresses with a upscale yet down home feel. You can choose from soft, medium or firm in the Napa and Hudson. The McKinney has a medium firm feel. They each feature blue ticking stripe detailing (reminiscent of the fabric that was often used on pillow covers in the past) on the side. For more details, compare mattresses here.

Each of the mattresses is made in the USA and have a full 18 month sleep trial and lifetime warranty. That means you can order one, have it shipped to your home, sleep on it for a year and a half, and if you don’t like it, return it for a full refund.

Prices for a queen start at $1099 for the McKinney and up to $1899 for the Napa. Financing lets you pay monthly with No credit check, no fees, over 12 months with Splitit ™.

The Welcome Home Collection epitomizes everything fans of Country Living and new customers alike should look for when purchasing a new mattress: superior quality, affordability, and support, along with details reminiscent of the brand’s signature warm and charming feel.

Interestingly, this is just the start of the new mattresses to come from Hearst brand magazine brands. Idle Group plans to introduce new mattress brands for other Hearst Magazines publications including: House Beautiful, Men’s Health and Women’s Health in 2021.

According to a press release, the magazine’s audience lines up well with those who buy mattresses online. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 165 million readers and site visitors each month — 70% of all millennials and 69% of all Gen Z over the age of 18 (source: comScore/MRI 1-20/S19). The company publishes over 300 editions and 245 websites around the world and attracts more readers of monthly magazines than any other publisher.

Country Living Magazine Mattress Collection ComparisonCountry Living had this to say about each mattress:

1 The Napa

Inspired by California’s dreamy and luxurious wine country, the top-of-the-range Napa is a mattress for those who love to indulge and enjoy the finer things in life. Crafted from eight layers of cooling, comforting foam and support coils, it sports precisely stitched top layer detailing for that country vintage look.

2 The Hudson

Named after a charming Hudson Valley hamlet in the Northeast, this mid-tier mattress serves up the kind of sleep you can only find in the countryside: cool, fresh, and serene. Masterfully crafted with 4 inches of foam for added comfort and give, teamed with another 8 inches of supportive coils, this hybrid mattress combines cooling technology with classic mattress engineering.

Features handles, pillow top and is shown below.

3 The McKinney

Inspired by the Texas Hill Country, this laid-back mattress design is the perfect mattress for every bedroom in the house—just as ideal for the kids’ rooms and the guest room as your plush master bedroom suite. This classic all-rounder boasts two types of foam, balancing softness and support to suit all types of sleeper. On top of all this, it comes in a pleasing medium firmness to keep everyone in the family happy all the way through to morning.

The Hudson Mattress

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Best MLK Mattress Sales 2021

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If you need a new mattress there are a number MLK mattress sales on the top mattress brands going on now. You can shop these sales online so you can try out your new mattress at home, on your own bed, for a month or longer.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend is a great time to get in on mattress sales. Although there seem to be sales almost every day, mattress companies usually offer an even bigger discount for this holiday.

Martin Luther King day is January 18 this year and like many 3-day weekends where people have more time to shop, it’s a great time to get a comfortable bed at a discount. If you miss this sale opportunity, the next biggest sales day is President’s Day.

So on to the deals. Choose from foam or spring (hybrid mattresses) and smart beds. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links and you may get better sleep. Some MLK sales come with free pillows and accessories. We bolded those so if you need more than just a mattress, you can check those out.

MLK Mattress Sales

Here are the deals that caught our eye this year. To save you time we list the firmness level, type of mattress, thickness and price for a queen size mattress (sale price). Check website to confirm. 

Allswell Use code NEWYEAR15 to take 15% off almost everything sitewide now through January 18.
Not good on the Allswell Mattress. Price for medium firm, 12″ thick queen size, The Allswell Luxe Hybrid Mattress, is $645.

Amerisleep Now through January 17, take 30% off any mattress. The AS2 medium firm queen size, 12″ thick mattress is $979.30.

Avocado Green mattress made with more natural materials. Foam or hybrid version. $1399 for a queen. 11″ thick + option for pillow top. Even with pillow top this is a firmer mattress.

Use code LATEX200 to save $200 on select mattresses now through January 25. Verified educators, military, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, and nurses can save 5% on their orders.

Brooklyn Bedding Take up to 25% Off Mattresses and the website. 50% Off All Sheets. Until January 18.  Use Promo Code MLK25. Queen size Brooklyn Signature Hybrid
11.5″. Choose from soft, medium or firm – $749

Casper Mattress Save 15% Off Casper Mattresses and 10% Off Everything Else with our link and promo code: STAYINBED now through January 21. Casper Element 10″ thick, queen size, medium firm, foam mattress is $595

Eight Sleep Save up to $150 now through January 21 during the Winter Sale. The Pod Pro (Queen) is a heating and cooling smart mattress. $2945 (regular price, $3095) for a savings of $150 off (5%). Medium firm. 11″ thick foam mattress.

Helix Save up to $200 on mattresses and get 2 free dream pillows with your purchase. There are so many options, take their mattress quiz for answers and prices.

Layla Now through January 18, take up to $200 off mattresses and get up to $300 in accessories – 2 pillows, sheets, and a mattress protector – FREE. Queen Layla foam mattress, 10″ thick is $899. One side is soft and the other is medium (they say firm but I would argue it’s medium). We recommend the hybrid.

ReST Save up to $1000 on a ReST Smart Bed through January 19. Includes the newer ReST Original Smart Bed with Purple Gel Grid.

Saatva Take $200 off any purchase of $1000 or more now through January 18. The Saavta Classic, which is a hybrid, comes in plush soft, luxury firm and firm. Queen is $1,199 and is 11.5″ thick.

Tempur-Pedic Until January 18, you can take up to 40% off select mattress toppers and mattresses.

  • Save 30% on TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress with Code CLOUD30.
  • $300 Instant Gift with any mattress set purchase.
  • Pillow Bundles – Starting at 2 for $99.
  • Save 25% on Pillows and Bedding with Mattress Set Purchase!

Tuft & Needle Save up to $150 on mattresses now through January 25. The Original Tuft & Needle mattress queen size is $545. 10″ tall, 2 layers, all foam. Medium firm, traditional foam feel, not memory foam.

Nautrepedic Now while supplies last, take 10% off organic mattresses and accessories – use code SAVE10. They also carry a full line of baby and kids mattresses.

They feature natural latex mattresses that can be split down the middle and each side have a different firmness. This is great for couples who have different preferences. You can swap any layer to change firmness, on certain mattresses like the EOS, within those 90 days for FREE!

Nest Bedding The family-owned bedding and mattress company with so many choices and price ranges. 10% off site wide during the entire month of January.

Wayfair Take up to 70% off on home goods and mattresses through January 19. See site – they carry many different brands and types of mattresses. Use their mattress finder to make finding the best mattress for you, easier.

Are you getting a new mattress? Hope this helps you pick the best MLK mattress sales. Comment below if I can help in any way.

This one isn’t a mattress but it’ll make your bed warmer or cool it down to the perfect temperature to help you sleep more soundly.

Up to 30% off a BedJet

Everything on the site is 30% off and we’ve never seen any sale from them that’s this good! It includes new and refurbished BedJet units, Dual Zone Bundles, Cloud Sheets, and Aromatherapy Upgrade Kits! BedJet Sale here.

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Lifetime Warranty Mattress | 11 Mattresses with a Lifetime Warranty in 2021

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Mattress shopping can be stressful because everyone is different and you’re trying to get the right mattress for you. And since you’ll sleep on your mattress for many years, you want it to last. So look for a Lifetime Warranty mattress. That means that you can rest assured knowing you’re covered if your mattress is defective. At the end of this article we’ll go more in depth about what to expect from your mattress warranty.

These mattresses come shipped to your home in a box, you can try them out at home and return for a full refund if you’re not satisfied. The length of time you have to return a mattress is called the sleep trial. You get a minimum of 100 nights. This is different from a warranty, which is mainly to catch defects and lasts much longer (lifetime warranties, in our list below).

Lifetime Warranty Mattress

In 2021, Nolah was added to our list because this year they made all of their mattresses lifetime warranty mattresses. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links. Price is for the lowest priced queen size mattress at the time of writing. Click on the mattress name to get current price.

Mattress Name Sleep Trial Price for a Queen Warranty
Idle Mattress – Choose from a 2 sided flippable hybrid where one side can be more soft or firm than the other, in medium to firm. Or foam mattresses in medium or plush. Idle Sleep Gel Plush is the softest – and a full 14″ inches thick. They are experiencing shipping delays. Warranty information.

Get 50% off foam mattresses or 25% on a hybrid + 2 FREE PILLOWS when you use our link.

18 Month Trial (about 547 days) $550 Lifetime warranty
Nolah Mattress – Higher quality foam and a new hybrid mattress. Air chambers between layers allow airflow to keep this mattress from getting too warm. Comes in 10″ and 12″ thickness. Made in the USA. Save $100 by skipping the mattress trial. Warranty information. Use our link to get 2 FREE Pillows with every mattress purchase. 120 Night Trial $799 Lifetime Warranty
Nectar Mattress – memory foam or hybrid mattress. Medium firmness. 10 inches thick. Warranty information. Get a FREE mattress protector, sheets and pillows with a mattress purchase (worth $399). 365 Day Free Trial $799 Forever Warranty. For the life of the mattress for the original owner
Layla Mattress – memory foam mattress (10″ thick) infused with copper or the hybrid (we recommend the hybrid). One side is soft and the other medium firm (flip it over). Warranty details here. Get 2 FREE Layla Memory Foam Pillows,  a microfiber sheet set and a mattress protector with mattress purchase.  120 Night Trial $899 Lifetime Warranty
Wink BedsHybrid mattress has the support of coils with the comfort of foam. You can trade in one firmness for another (for 50% of the cost). White glove delivery and old mattress removable service available (extra cost). Handmade in USA (Wisconsin). Pillow top to extra firm. 13.5 inches thick. Ideal for higher weight sleepers. 120 Night Trial $1299 Lifetime Warranty
Puffy Mattress softer, more plush memory foam mattresses, also a hybrid. 10″ thick. Puffy mattress warranty. 101 Nights $850 Lifetime Warranty
Nest Bedding –  luxury mattresses with many options and firmnesses to choose from. Made in the USA (Phoenix, Arizona). 10 inches thick. Been in business for 8 years. Warranty information here 100 Night No Risk Trial $699 Lifetime Warranty
Molecule Mattress – maximize support, comfort and heat dissipation for the best recovery-focused sleep. 12.25 inches thick. Warranty covers visible indention or sag of the foam mattress greater than one (1) inch that is not a result of improper use, an improper bed, bed base, or foundation. Warranty information. 100 Night Trial $899 As long as you own the mattress.
Sweet Zzz Mattress – Made with Talalay latex, wool, and cotton. Or hybrid. Nontoxic. Choose from firm and medium soft. Handmade in the USA. 14 inches thick. Warranty information. 100 Night Trial $649 Lifetime Warranty
DreamCloud – thicker hybrid (springs) mattress with a dreamy quilted top. 15″ thick. Medium firm. FREE Pillow, Sheet Set and mattress protector included. Dreamcloud mattress warranty info. 365 Night Trial $899 Forever Warranty
Awara – Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool. This is a more firm mattress. 13 inches thick. FREE Organic Mattress Protector, Organic Cotton Sheets and 2 Cooling Latex Pillows included.  365 Night Trial $1299 Forever Warranty

Mattress Warranty Information

Mattress warranties are generally to cover manufacturing or product defects. not for preferences or general wear/tear. Be sure to read the warranty to see what’s covered. They’re all different. Usually the warranty covers the original owner only. So if you sell or give it to someone else, the warranty won’t transfer.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), requires the manufacturers or sellers of mattresses to have a warranty for their product. So they must repair or replace mattresses that are sold with defects or structural flaws (particularly those flaws that might interfere with the intended purpose of the item in question). Warranties must be in writing.

Warranty Specifications

Treatment and condition of mattress. Some online mattresses require that you put your mattress on a certain type of frame or it can void the warranty. Others specify that the mattress must be in good condition, which is another reason to always get a waterproof mattress protector

Sagging. Even though we all wish mattresses wouldn’t sag, normally sagging has to be very dramatic for it to be covered. This list has beds that must have 1″ to 2″ indents to qualify for a warranty claim. And they don’t usually cover replacements for subjective things, like if you think your mattress is too soft or firm (or it changes over time).

Costs and Who Pays

It’s possible you’ll be asked to pay some charges, such as shipping, or look at repair rather than getting a replacement. On this list, we give our highest recommendations to the following that we’ve worked with: Nolah, Nest Bedding and Layla. The others on the list may be unknown (not assumed to be poor). Note that Nectar, Awara and Dreamcloud are owned by the same company.

Generally speaking, you pay more for hybrids (they weigh more because there’s actual steel inside and they tend to be thicker), organic mattresses and mattresses with a longer warranty. The heavier the mattress, normally the higher the quality. And shipping costs are higher with mattresses that weigh more. Keep this in mind when mattress shopping.

What if the company goes out of business?

Online mattresses have been around for about 10 years now. If the company goes out of business, your warranty will no longer be valid. This happened to me once, with the Voila mattress. It was highly rated by Consumer Reports, making their top 5 lists more than once. We loved the mattress. However, After a year it jutted out on one side where the glue gave out. They sent us another one at no cost. A year later, the new replacement mattress had the exact same problem. This is likely why they went out of business. We haven’t heard of this happening with any other online brand but it made me aware that these are the types of issues that make a warranty important.

Keep in mind that even mattresses that have been around for much longer have issues like this sometimes. Though rare, it happens. That’s why there are warranties, to catch problems that happen. Some mattresses are made in different factories and are slightly different. They can change from one manufacturer or from one material to another for various reasons (supply changes, cost, etc).

What’s the Warranty if Purchased through Amazon?

Be aware, that if you buy a cheap mattress on Amazon, you may pay less, but they usually have more limited warranties – sometimes not even as long as buying the mattress from the brand’s website. Most of the time you’re going to go through Amazon’s customer service first, not the mattress company or manufacturer.

This is from Amazon’s website;


  • Mattresses in original packaging are returnable from your porch.
  • Unboxed, expanded, and full size mattresses are not returnable to Amazon. If you’re not satisfied with the quality of product, we will issue you a full refund within 30 days of receipt of shipment.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for product registration and warranty related information.

If you’re interested in longest sleep trial mattresses, you’ll want to check out this list.

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New Nolah Mattress | The Evolution 15″ Hybrid Mattress

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Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress

Looking for a new hybrid mattress with advanced cooling, support, and comfort features? Nolah just came out with the Nolah Evolution 15″ hybrid mattress. It’s a medium firm mattress that has tech to help you sleep cool and comfortably. 

It’s rare to see a 15″ deep mattress rolled into a box with so many features for such an amazing price.

This is an ideal mattress for anyone who wants a hybrid mattress that sleeps cooler, has a thicker profile and is made in the USA. It’s delivered to your home in a box (via FedEx shipping).

Right now the Nolah Evolution is on sale. Save $800 plus get 2 FREE pillows with your mattress. 

The Evolution mattress features graphite infused AirFoamICE™, patented HDMax™ support coils, reinforced Edge-Tech™ support, and quilted comfort layer wrapped in a ArcticTex™ cover. Below are more details about it.

Notice that it comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY, as do all Nolah mattresses (this is also new). 

Great for back sleepers, side sleepers and stomach sleepers. This is Nolah’s highest rated mattress with a 4.9 out of 5 star rating. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links (and you may get better sleep).

Nolah Evolution 15 inch hybrid mattress

    • 120 Night Trial
    • Lifetime Warranty
    • Free Shipping & Returns
    • 100% Made in the USA 

  • Firmness – 5-6 Medium Firmness
  • 67 – 149 lbs

Get 2 FREE Pillows with Mattress

Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress Cost

Note that Nolah offers 0% financing so you can buy now, pay later. The sale price makes it super affordable for a hybrid. The Evolution Hybrid comes in twin, twin xl, full, queen, king or cal king.

  • Twin – $1799 retail, Sale price $999
  • Twin XL – $1899 retail, Sale price $1099
  • Full – $2099 retail, Sale price $1299
  • Queen – $2199 retail, Sale price $1399
  • King – $2399 retail, Sale price $1599
  • Cali King – $2399 retail, Sale price $1599

Nolah Hybrid Mattress Layers

Layer 1High-Performance Cooling Quilted Euro Top

2″ cooling ArcticTex™ quilted euro top fibers with high thermal conductivity, which draws excess heat from the body to create comfortable sleep. This innovative fiber allows the Evolution to offer best in class cooling without harsh chemicals.

Layer 2 Cooling Nolah AirFoamICE™

2” graphite-infused AirFoamICE™ accelerates the cooling qualities of AirFoam™ by further drawing away excess heat from the surface and body while maintaining superior pressure relief and comfort.

Layer 3Deep Supportive High-Resilience Foam

2” layer of high-resilience foam that is stronger and more durable than latex adds a supportive and responsive transition layer.

Layer 4 – Patented HDMax™ Eco Support Coils and Edge Support System

8” patented tri-zoned support coils that give 25% more support than traditional spring systems; intensifies the pressure relief and cooling AirFoamICE™ comfort. The coils are wrapped in our proprietary Edge-Tech™ support foam, strengthening the edge around the mattress.

Layer 5 – High-Density Orthopedic Support Core

1” high-density core support foam that stabilizes the tri-zoned support coils and makes the mattress last for years.

Materials Used

This will help you learn more about the high tech materials and fabrics in the Evolution mattress.

  1. Graphite-Infused AirFoamICE – The Coolest Foam Ever Created
    Newest AirFoam™️ infused with cooling graphite – meet AirFoamICE™️ – the coolest sleep foam ever created! It has all the comfort benefits of AirFoam™️ , but with infused graphite, it draws away heat faster for an even cooler and more comfortable sleep.
  2. Patented Tri-Zone Support Coils – 25% More Coils for Superior Support
    The Patented HDMax™️ Tri-Zoned 8-inch Coil System is scientifically designed for maximum back support, spinal alignment and pressure point relief.
  3. ArcticTex Cooling Cover – Advanced Cooling Cover
    ArcticTex ™ fibers have a high thermal conductivity, which draws excess heat from the body to create comfortable sleep. This innovative fiber allows the Evolution to offer best in-class cooling without harsh chemicals.
  4. AirBreath Heat Escape Gusset – Built in AC for your mattress
    For extra cooling and comfort, we added a 2″ highly breathable gusset all around the top edge of the mattress. Excess heat dissipate quickly through the AirBreath™️ heat escape gusset.
  5. Quilted Euro Top Comfort Layer – 2” Plus Comfort for luxury feel
    For that extra hotel comfort feeling, Nolah added a premium 2″ quilted euro topper comfort layer. It gently contours to your body and hug your curves in just the right way.

We previously reviewed the Nolah Limited Edition mattress. It’s the same as the Nolah 10″ Original with a more basic cover. They created it to help reduce costs during COVID but it’s no longer available on the site.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

15 years

Nolah Mattress Review Video

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

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 lower profile mattress with a foam perimeter around the comfort grid center (which makes it lighter weight too).

Now there are new options for kids, younger fans as well as growing teens or smaller adults 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 new Purple mattress for kids is not just a smaller version of the adult sized mattress. Also, it comes in twin size only, 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 mattress is thinner than the size for an adult. So no more catapulting onto or jumping off the bed. It’s the perfect height for shorter legs.

As with all Purple mattresses, there is absolutely no memory foam inside and it doesn’t sleep hot. Inside is Purple comfort grid and foam (there are no coils in this model).

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

  • Kid’s Twin Size Purple Mattress with 2” Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ Purple grid
  • Kid Purple Pillow
  • Kid Sheets
  • Kid Mattress Protector

Check Current Prices

Differences Between the Kid’s and Regular 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.

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

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).


Middle Layer:
2.5” 1.8 lb density soft transition foam

Base Layer:
2.5” 1.8 lb density medium support foam

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

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.

Easy to clean and keep clean since there’s no foam that absorbs liquid. Hypoallergenic. You can wash both the inside pillow and the cover.

Comes in gray, blue, pink or white

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.

The fitted sheet works just fine because the gathers around the edges, it’s the top sheet and pillow cases that are too big.

Same with the sheets, they’re stretchy and move with the mattress. However, with less grid it may not need that feature as much as with the adult size mattress. Here are low profile sheets that fit 6-9″ deep mattresses.

The kid’s sheets are the Purple SoftStretch sheets just with new colors and only in twin size. The packaging says kid’s but you could get any twin size or color and they’ll work.

Made with a seamless design (no seams) and industrial elastic to make sure the sheets stay in place.

Buying the pillows, sheets and mattress means that everything matches.

Sheets Material
67% Rayon from Bamboo Viscose
23% Polyester
10% Spandex

Care Instructions
Machine wash cold. Hang to dry or tumble dry low.


Twin size only.

Flat Sheet 98″ x 70″

Fitted Sheet 75″ x 38″ x 15″

Pillowcase 31″ x 20″

Price is $99 at the time of writing.

Warranty is 1 year on the sheets, 10 years on the mattress protector. There is a 30-day trial period on the sheets and protector.

Purple kids sheets

We loved the new Purple mattress for kids. The sheets are ok, but we found it harder to make the bed since the top sheet is too big for the bed. The pillow is best for smaller kids – my 9 year old thought it was too small (but she’s used to a standard size pillow). I liked the look of the mattress on her kid’s size (twin) bed frame.

Our other mattress is so tall that she has a hard time getting into bed. If she fell it’s a lot further to the floor. It’s much easier to get in/out of the bed with the kid’s mattress. And the foam perimeter makes an otherwise very heavy bed more manageable, since the grid is what makes Purple mattresses weigh more. The foam is also softest but the middle with the Purple grid adds no pressure cushioning.

The mattress and pillow seem safer for little ones since they have airflow and they can’t sink into and get stuck in the mattress like you can with memory foam. There have been reports of children not being able to breath because they sunk into a bed so far.

Overall, we love Purple mattress and know it can last through several kids. When she upgrades to a bigger size some day, we know it’ll be a Purple too.

If you have a baby and are looking for a crib mattress, we recommend the breathable Newton Baby Mattress.

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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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.


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.


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



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.


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

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.

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).

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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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.

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How to Clean Urine from a Mattress – Works on Pillows Too!

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How to Clean a Mattress with Urine

Do you have urine stains on your mattress? Maybe your dog peed on it. Or your kid. An elderly parent. Perhaps you even had one of those dreams where you thought you were on the toilet but then you woke up to a problem. But now you have pee on your mattress and it looks awful. It smells awful. There’s no shame in it, it happens a lot. And a mattress is a big investment so you don’t want to get a new mattress unless you’ve tried everything to save it.

So now you really need to clean that urine out of your bed!

urine on a mattress

But how??

If you’ve ever wondered how to clean urine from a mattress, this is a tested way that really works. If you read the comments they confirm that hundreds of mattresses have been saved. So take heart if you have this problem–yours can be saved too!

even worked on the comforter


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This method uses inexpensive items that you probably have around the house already like baking soda. So here’s the way to do it…and as always, when you shop through our links we may earn a commission.

How to Get Urine out of a Mattress

If your mattress has a cover that zips off, remove it first. This can be a bit of a job depending on how heavy the mattress is. This works on most mattresses, including memory foam mattresses.

Then wash the cover according to instructions on the tag. If it says not to machine wash or if you don’t have a washing machine or want to chance it, then use this recipe. You can also treat the foam this way. Just do not oversaturate the mattress and start with it totally dry. Then treat it.

Remember, a memory foam or all foam mattress is like a giant sponge. It will soak up liquids. And if it doesn’t dry properly before you put the bedding back on, it can develop mold inside.

Here’s the step by step method to getting pee stains and smell out of mattress. And it only has 3 simple ingredients that are cheap and easy to find. You might already have them in your house.

BTW, this works on pillows and other bedding too!

Supplies Needed

  1. 3% hydrogen peroxide
  2. Baking soda
  3. Dishwashing liquid, such as Dawn

You’ll also need a measuring cup, tablespoon and a spray bottle. We also recommend that you wear gloves.

This method uses a vacuum – if you don’t have one, don’t worry. We’ll give you some alternatives. To help the mattress dry, you can use a hair dryer, a big fan (we use an industrial fan like this) or put it outside (in the sun, for example).

Be aware that the peroxide may bleach the fabric out where it’s treated.

Cleaning Urine out of Mattress – Recipe

Here’s the exact recipe you need to use.

8 ounces hydrogen peroxide

3 Tablespoons baking soda

A few squirts of dishwashing liquid like Dawn


Measure 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide into your measure cup. Add 3 Tablespoons of baking soda. Add a drop or two of liquid dishwashing soap like Dawn.

Stir it up well in the cup and then add the solution to the spray bottle. If you don’t mix it well first, it will clog.

Spray on the urine stain. If the urine is still wet, blot with a dry towel first and get up all that you can get. Push down on the stain  so you can get as much out of the mattress insides as possible.

Let the mattress dry completely, then vacuum off the residue. If you don’t have a vacuum, that’s ok. Just use a broom or a towel to brush it off.

That’s it!! It really works! If you have a mattress that has urine on it that you want to get out, try it, you will be amazed!

How long does it take to dry?

You should do this in the morning if you want to sleep on your mattress that same day. If it’s a smaller area it can be dry with a fan in a few hours. But it can take several hours (8-10) if it’s a large area.

BEFORE, lots of pee (this is taken from a side view).

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AFTER: the lighter area was the area treated (it’s actually the fire sock).

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If you want to see how to do this, watch this video, as it goes through the steps to get pee stains off a mattress. This solution is magical!

Get a Waterproof Mattress Protector

Now that your mattress is clean, you need to protect it so you don’t have to go through all this work again. You need a “mattress pee protector”! Otherwise you’ll have to clean it again and again. After it’s all clean, be sure to use a protector like this high quality bestselling waterproof mattress protector

If your child (or anyone who has issues with bedwetting, even your pet) has frequent issues then you might also consider an incontinence pad which is also from Coop Home Goods. It’s noiseless and will hold many cups of liquid without leaking. It even works to help period blood off your mattress.

The advantage of using a pad is that you can put it on top of the sheets and just wash and reuse it instead of taking apart the whole bed.

If you try this, please comment and let us know how it went for you!

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