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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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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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Purple Mattress Meets Sleep Number with New ReST Bed

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ReST is the first time that we know of (besides Purple) that has licensed Purple mattress to create an entirely new bed. Though we haven’t yet reviewed one, we wanted to introduce you to ReST. You can save $1,000 on a pre-order (ends July 21, 2020).

The ReST Bed with the Purple Grid combines ReST’s patented smart fabric, which senses pressure changes and automatically makes real-time adjustments to 5-zones, and Purple’s proprietary technology, which instantly adapts to your body yet never sinks or forms an impression.

It’s truly one of a kind and addresses many common sleep issues. It’s like a Purple mattress meets a Sleep Number bed. See the comparisons between ReST with Purple Grid and Sleep Number here.

The ReST Bed with Purple Grid is now available in limited quantities at https://restperformance.com/.

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So basically you get an air bed, like a Sleep Number, but with more options to personalize the feel. This solves a problem a lot of people have when buying a mattress.

Two of the top problems people have is: finding the right firmness and the finding a firmness that two people who sleep together can agree on. More often than not, one person prefers a more soft or firm feel than the other. Or, they must have a firmer or softer bed because of health issues (like a hurt back). Because each side can be adjusted independently, this is a great option for couples who disagree.

ReST is a smart bed that you can adjust to get the feel just right. And, if you’re a fan of Purple mattress like we are, this opens a whole new range of possibilities. In our research we found that most people who returned a Purple mattress, based on feel, found it to be too firm for them.

Top 6 Features of the ReST Bed with Purple Grid Tech

  1. Targeted adjustments with 5 different comfort zones
  2. Total customization with 3 modes of operation: manual, automatic, position
  3. Automatically adjusts to meet your needs
  4. Collects and reports on sleep data – Sleep Quality Monitoring
  5. No compromise – independent control on each side
  6. 10 year full warranty on all components

ReST smart bed with Purple mattress

The bed has 4 layers and like the Purple Hybrid Premier, has 4 inches of hyper elastic polymer (Purple grid) on the top layer and is 13″ thick.

  • Machine washable, anti-microbial, removable sleep skin
  • Patented fabric sensor layer
  • 9” medical grade polyurethane air chambers
  • 23 total patents
  • Modular design
  • Operated by the ReST Bed App with is available on any iOS or Android device


Twin XL, Queen, Queen split top, king, king split top, California king and split king. These would be perfect with an adjustable base because the flexibility of the entire mattress will conform best to the base as it moves up or down.

Differences Between ReST and Sleep Number

This video explains the difference between ReST and Sleep Number Beds very well with a side-by-side comparison. Note that this video compares the regular ReST, not the one with Purple Grid. But the concept remains the same. Since ReST doesn’t have a base we suggest the Purple Powerbase. Or, you can read our Purple adjustable base review here.

ReST Bed Financing

ReST beds are higher end and cost more (but worth it if it’s perfectly fit to your preferences). However, they cost less than Sleep Number and you have the flexible grid on top that cushions your pressure points.

Did you know you can get a ReST Smart Bed now but pay monthly with their financing? Just choose the Splitit buy-now-pay-later option. There’s no credit check, no application, and no interest payments. Buying with Splitit puts you in control of your cash flow.

By selecting Splitit’s payment option at checkout, you can split your purchase into interest-free monthly payment using their existing Visa or Mastercard for up to 36 months. You can get instant approval, and there’s no need to apply for a new line of credit, fill out an application, or face a credit check.

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We’ve Been Sleeping on a Purple Mattress for Over 4 Years Now — Here’s What we Think

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2015 was when Purple mattress launched. We got an original Purple mattress then and later, when the hybrid came out, we got what’s now called a Purple Hybrid Premier. Our daughter still has her original Purple mattress. It looks as new as the day we got it.

All along I thought we’d find a mattress we liked more…because I’ve tested much pricer mattresses. But, here’s my story, starting out with why you can’t find another mattress like Purple…as with any mattress we’ve reviewed we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

What Makes Purple Different From Any Other Mattress?

First, I need to cover this because it’s so important to making a decision about what mattress to buy. That is, what’s inside the mattress, or what it’s made of — the materials and layers of the mattress. Almost all mattresses are similar in that they have foam, memory foam and/or springs.

Purple has something other mattresses don’t have. What makes Purple mattress totally unique is what they call hyper elastic polymer. Instead of the top layer being memory foam or foam, like most mattresses, the top layer of every Purple mattress has at least 2 inches of this purple stuff.

Hyper Elastic Polymer – Made of 90% Mineral Oil

No other mattress has this top layer – the purple grid. Purple hybrid mattresses have the option of 2, 4, or 4 inches of Purple’s patented the Purple Grid or Hyper Elastic Polymer. It’s quite stretchy and a little bouncy. It flexes in all directions so it moves with you. And if you (like me) sleep with someone who moves around a lot, it acts like a giant shock absorber. You won’t feel them like you do on other beds.

Here’s what the top layer looks like (this is the 2 inch top but you can get their top model which has a full 4 inches of this stuff):

And since it’s not a solid block (or sponge, like memory foam) it has air flow through the small squares. That means not sleeping hot, which memory foam is known for. I still don’t get the part about it being mostly mineral oil but I think that’s what makes a Purple a bit heavier than other mattresses I’ve hefted.

So when you read comparisons of Purple mattress with brands like Tempurpedic, Nectar, Casper or many other bed in a box brands, they’re not even close to being the same thing. Why? Because there’s not a bit of memory foam inside of a Purple mattress or in any Purple products. And these brands all have memory foam.

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The Problem with Memory Foam

And as Purple likes to point out, the problem with memory foam is it softens as it gets warm. Your body heat makes it softer so you slowly sink in more, creating a crevice in which your body heat builds up in. And it makes it hard to move around because you’re sort of stuck in a warm cocoon.

Almost as soon as Purple launched the hybrid mattresses, I was sent a king size Purple Hybrid Mattress to try out. To be honest, the shipment kept getting delayed so long that I lost patience and ordered one.

Today that’s called the Purple Hybrid Premier. It has a full 4 inches of purple stuff – which is the most you can get. Honestly, I’d be happy with the 3 too but I definitely think it’s worth getting one of the thicker, better made hybrid models. And I don’t think 2 inches of polymer is enough.

But before we got ours, I couldn’t wait so I went to Purple headquarters to check out the new designs. They weren’t available to the public when we did this interview. This mattress shown in the beginning is the one that I have. It used to be called the 4. It’s the same mattress but it has a different name.

What We Love about Our Purple Mattress:

  • It’s insanely comfortable. There’s sort of a suspended feel like you’re floating a little. We miss it when we’re at hotels, even really nice hotels. That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate other mattresses – I’ve just never switched – despite trying many, many mattresses over the past 4 years. Even more expensive beds.
  • Hygiene. Basically mattresses are large sponges – and you know how germy a sponge is. A bacteria hotbed actually. That’s why I’m all about waterproof mattress protectors. Sweat, skin cells and whatever you ate or spilled while you were in bed soaks right in. But not with Purple. You could, if you wanted to, remove the cover and wipe down the top.
  • The cover is thicker and high quality. They say it’s not machine washable but don’t tell them, I’ve washed ours more than once and it holds up perfectly. Another selling point for this clean freak.
  • There is little movement transfer. My husband is a bigger guy and every time he shifted in his sleep, I got woke up. With Purple, I don’t feel it. Which means I get a lot better sleep. So many people lose sleep because of their partner or a pet. You may not even realize how many microseconds you wake up because of movement or temperature and quickly fall back asleep. But that takes a toll. To me it’s not worth losing sleep if I can help it because sleep is so important to my health and mood.
  • I expect my Purple mattress to last for a LONG time. So far it is going strong, over 2 years in. The polymer they use is also used in wheelchair cushions that people sit on all day. And it takes many years to compress.
  • Non toxicity. This is a big deal. You breathe in whatever fumes your mattress releases and that’s bad news for most mattresses. However, when I visited the factory where Purple is made there was an amazing lack of odor. Same with when we opened our mattress.
  • No peaks and valleys. Our other mattress we paid considerably more money on (more than double the price) developed divets after just 5 years.
  • Best mattress for back pain. There are a ton of factors that cause back pain and I’m not an expert on the topic. I have suffered aches and back pain when I’ve slept on a bad mattress. I’ve never had that problem with Purple.
  • Purple will come and pick up your mattress and donate to charity if you are not happy with your mattress. I would caution though not to act too soon. For many people, including me, there’s an adjustment time. It’s not like any other mattress like I explained above. It took me more than 2 weeks to adjust. But I’m so glad that I did!!! Take some Tylenol PM if you need to, but be patient. I promise it’s worth it. My husband had zero adjustment time. Everyone is different. That’s why you have the long 100 day trial.
  • The polymer cushions your pressure points like your shoulders, elbows and hips. So if you have achy body parts, Purple is gentle on them.
family on Purple mattress

Our family resting on a Purple mattress


This is VERY IMPORTANT to note when you buy a new mattress – how firm is it? The number 1 reason people return a Purple, or most beds for that matter, is that it’s too firm. The second reason? It’s too soft.

Basically, the 4 is the softest, the 3 a little less soft and the 2 is the most firm. Each model has an additional inch of height, so the 4 is 13″, the 3 is 12, and the 2 is 11 inches deep. Still I’d put them all at about a medium feel.

If you want to add more softness I encourage you to get a feather bed type 4 inch memory foam topper (I like this one because it has a barrier which makes it sleep cooler).

Purple Mattress Sleeps Cool

Again, I think it’s from the airflow but Purple doesn’t get hot. In fact, I always have a heated mattress pad under me until summer. If you’re the type who sleeps hot, this bed doesn’t retain heat like a lot of other beds do. For me, I can feel my hips sink in over the night and it feels like there’s a weight on me. In the middle of the night I’m too warm to be comfortable (even though I sleep cool).

The temperature of your room and your mattress, even only by a few degrees, has a big impact on the quality of your sleep. Since Purple isn’t a solid surface and has airflow built in, it sleeps cooler than any other bed I’ve tested. I didn’t appreciate this until I tested a mattress that made me so uncomfortably hot that I couldn’t sleep. That’s a new problem for me to have! But it taught me that even people who don’t sleep warm can become too warm with the wrong mattress.

Hope this helps you. I didn’t even go into back pain – but everyone I’ve recommended a Purple mattress to that has back pain has told me that it helped significantly. Now, there are so many causes of back pain and I’m not a doctor, so I’m not going into it more than that. Let’s just say you shouldn’t wake up WORSE than when you went to bed and your mattress can be a factor in that.

Sleep is so vitally important to your health (physical, mental, emotional) that I’m not the same person without quality sleep in my life. Therefore, in my 40s I decided it was worth investing in quality shoes and bedding. Both give me pain if they’re not comfortable. So I hope this was helpful for you. Purple isn’t for everyone, but it’s a wonderful mattress that I and a lot of other people credit for giving them the best sleep, compared to other mattresses.

Purple mattress offers financing if you want a lower monthly payment. Visit Purple’s website here.

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How to Move a Mattress The Best Way to Protect and Transport a Bed

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Do you need to move a mattress? This guide will help you through the process of packaging, securing and moving a mattress. I’ve done this hundreds of times and it’s the best way I know to successfully move a mattress. It doesn’t matter if you just need to move your mattress up stairs, into a moving truck (because you’re moving into a new house), or just moving it to the garage.

The critical part is that your mattress doesn’t get damaged or dirty. And since a mattress is usually heavy, it’s easy to drop it if you don’t move it correctly. Once a white cover hits the mud or dirt, it’s not easy to clean it. Believe me, I’ve done it. So take the time to move it right!

How to Move a Mattress

This method works on all foam mattresses and mattresses even spring mattresses you buy online that come in rolled in a box. DO NOT attempt it on thicker traditional mattresses that come flat and that have springs or pillow tops – it’s likely to ruin your bed. Some manufacturers warn against folding. However, I’ve successfully folded many different brands.

The video below shows the steps you need to take to wrap your mattress so it won’t get dirty or wet, how to secure it and how to move it so you won’t kill your back.

Supplies Needed

I have links below but I want to explain what to look for.

Mattress bag or painter’s plastic
A mattress bag should be made of at least 3.5 mil thick plastic. Some mattress bags say they’re this thick but are actually flimsy. I don’t recommend the kind you buy at a moving place like UHaul. They’re very thin and will rip easily. If you have a mattress thicker than 12″ then it might be tough to fit into a mattress bag so we recommend using the plastic method.

Racket Tie Down Straps or Rope
This can be nylon tie down straps with rackets or rope. I prefer racket straps because you can tighten them and they stay. If the mattress is secure in half, it will be easiest to move. It won’t flop open. It’s much easier to carry a heavy mattress if you use straps. Carrying a heavy mattress with rope to hold onto isn’t easy on your hands!

Packing Tape
I like the Scotch brand. This is to seal the end of the mattress bag, cover any tears or to tape the ends if you’re using painter’s plastic.

Here are links to the supplies (we may earn a commission when you shop through our links)

➡️ Heavy Duty Mattress bag these are the exact ones I’ve bought and used many times. Or these are 4 mil for heavier mattresses https://amzn.to/2Jq3U5r
➡️ Painter’s Plastic: https://amzn.to/2Om3mwh
➡️ Rope (paracord):
➡️ Racket tie down straps:
➡️ Packing tape with tape gun:

Optional: a dolly (I used a folding dolly that fits in the back of my car. You can put the straps over the handle so the mattress is securely attached).

There are two ways to package your mattress. This gives it a waterproof barrier and keeps dirt from getting onto your mattress. Rain is the enemy because you can get mold if your mattress gets and stays wet. So tape it well if you’re taking your mattress outside and it could get rained on. Water damage looks a lot like pee stains which aren’t something you want on a mattress.

Both of these methods are shown in the video above. It’s helpful to see them.

Mattress Bag Method

Step 1: Bag the mattress.

Leave the mattress flat. I always like to put the mattress bag on first and then fold it. It just helps you keep it so you can fit it in the back of the car and you can put it in a van. You can do this by yourself, but it’s easier with two people.

Step 2: Fold the mattress in half.

Step 3: Secure the mattress with tie down straps or rope. Make sure the racket on straps is near the top so it won’t damage the floor if you slide the mattress.

Painters Plastic Method

Get 1.5 mil or thicker painter’s plastic (see link above or you can buy locally at a hardware type store). Don’t want to go for 0.7 mil or 0.5 mil or just it won’t hold up. Again, you’re into this mattress a few hundred, minimum. Make sure you protect it while you move it.

Step 1: Cut your plastic

  • 7 feet long for twin or twin XL
  • 8 feet long for a full or queen size mattress
  • 9 feet long for a king.

So you can get two Queens and a King out of a 25 foot roll without any waste.

Step 2: Fold the mattress

Step 3: Wrap the mattress

Step 4: Secure the mattress

If by chance you do not have plastic bags or painters plastic, there’s a third option you can use that works pretty well. And that’s a tarp. You can use a tarp with the same method that we just taught you with the plastic won’t tape as easily. You might have to use duct tape or heavier duty tape, but it will work in a pinch. Make sure the tarp is clean though. If it’s dirty, it can transfer that dirt right onto your mattress.

How to Fit your Mattress into your SUV, Truck or Car

Now that your mattress is folded, you can put it into the back of a car, truck or SUV with the seats down in the back and the front passenger side pulled all the way forward. I can fit a king size mattress in the back of my Honda CR-V. It’s a little tight but it works. This is my car with a king size mattress inside:

how to fit a mattress in a car

Will it fit into your car or vehicle? It depends on how wide the trunk space is. If you have to, you can strap the mattress (folded or not) onto the top. You thread the tie down straps over the mattress and connect the ends inside the car. You have to have the window open for the straps to connect. This isn’t optimal because if it’s raining or cold, you have to have the windows down. But it works in a pinch.

Alternatively you can rent a trailer or UHaul because you can fit a folded king size mattress in the smaller enclosed trailer (you need to have a trailer hitch of course).

Now maybe the mattress you want to move is simply up the stairs! In this video I’ll show you how to do that, the easiest way I’ve found.

Do you have any questions about how to move a mattress? Let me know in the comments and I’ll try to help! Also, if you liked this article, be sure to share it with anyone you know who is moving. Moving a mattress is hard work! And since they’re not cheap, you want to protect your bed the best that you can.

And if you do need a new mattress because you’re expanding your family or moving into a new home, here’s a list of Mattresses with Sleep Trials. This helps you at a glance see the key information to pick the right mattress for you.

Sometimes it’s not worth moving a mattress because it’s so worn out! Believe me, I’ve seen a lot of awful mattresses in the back of a truck and I feel sorry for the poor soul who has to sleep on it. Investing in your sleep pays back again and again. Remember, if your mattress has flowers on it, it’s probably too old. You may be used to it, but think of how much better you could sleep if it had more support.

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July 4th Mattress Sales 2020 🇺🇸 BIG List of All the Sales! 🇺🇸

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What does July 4th have to do with mattresses? Any time there’s a holiday with time off from work or extra time, it’s for people to shop for a mattress. Because more people are looking for a mattress, and to encourage them to buy, many mattresses are put on sale.

Shopping for a mattress online is great because it comes right to your house (contactless) and you can use the sleep trial to actually sleep on it in your own home for 100 nights or longer! There are no return fees and most have 0% financing plans available that you can pay monthly, online. It’s really easy!

Many mattresses are still discounted for the 4th of July – including Nolah, Purple, Layla, Nectar and Sweet Night Mattress! And it’s not just on mattresses either. Save on adjustable bases, pillows, sheets and more. Check out all the best deals below.

July 4th Mattress Sales

Here’s our list of mattress sales for Independence Day. And, because we’re celebrating the birthday of America, we’ll note which mattresses are made in the USA with a flag by the mattress name.

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Amerisleep 🇺🇸

Sale now to July 12
Offer: 30% off mattresses
Coupon Code: AS30

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

Bear 🇺🇸

Use code JULY20 for 20% off Bear’s entire site
– 2 FREE Cloud Pillows included with purchase of any mattress or bundle
– This sale is ONLY available on www.bearmattress.com
– Offer is valid now through July 6

All Bear mattresses are made in the USA!

Bed in a Box 🇺🇸

Family owned business with several all foam and hybrid mattresses to choose from. High quality foam and construction for the price!

Celebrate the red, white & snooze. Sale until July 12
15% off ALL Mattresses. Up to $849 In Savings!

Brentwood Home

Go to the Brentwood Home sale

For a limited time, save $175 off our handcrafted, non-toxic & dual-sided Crystal Cove hybrid mattress or the best-selling luxurious Oceano hybrid mattress.

Offers cannot be combined. Ends July 6.

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For a limited time, save $200 off our handcrafted, our natural and organic Cedar Natural Luxe hybrid mattress.

Offers cannot be combined. Ends July 6.

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Save 10% off on our Cypress Affordable Memory Foam Mattress made with our cooling charcoal-infused, CertiPUR-US® certified memory foam with BioFoam®

Offers cannot be combined. Ends July 6.

Cypress Affordable Memory Foam Mattress sale
Save $100 off on our new hybrid latex mattress. Made entirely from alternative, natural, & recycled materials. No code needed!

Offers cannot be combined. Ends July 6.

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Enjoy 20% off our best selling Crystal Cove Yoga Collection pillows plus get free shipping & free returns.

Offers cannot be combined. Excludes Crystal Cove Yoga Bundle and Square + Oval pillow bundle. Ends July 6.

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Their best selling Runyon and Griffith pet beds are on sale for 20% off while supplies last. Plus, enjoy free shipping & free returns.

While supplies last. Offers can’t be combined.

Casper Mattress 4th of July Sale

Now through July 2. Casper is offering 10% off your entire order with promo code: KEEPCOOL! Terms Apply.



$200 Off Dreamcloud Mattresses Plus FREE Combo: Luxury Duvet, 2 Pillows & 2 Towels (Coupon JULY4 will automatically apply)
Monday, June 22nd, 11:59PM EST – Sunday, July 12th, 11:59PM EST

365-Night Home Trial
Forever Warranty
Financing available with Affirm – As low as 0% APR

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Essentia is having a Fourth of July Sale in the US and Canada Day Sale in Canada.

Both have up to 25% off all mattress categories! That also includes 20% off the top-rated foam mattress, the Stratami, as featured by Consumer Reports.

Essentia also has a limited-time financing deal for the duration of the sale – 12 months 0% APR for qualifying customers via Affirm in the US and Paybright in Canada.


Idle Sleep 

Idle features thicker mattresses including 14″ hybrids that are flippable and you can even split firmness on each side of the bed. They have 2 all foam mattresses – a plush and a medium. And if you want to finance your purchase, they have amazing terms like 0% interest if qualified.

Sale starts now through July 12, 2020

FREE Adjustable Base with purchase of any mattress (up to an $649 value): code 4JULYADJUST
30% off entire website (any purchase): code 4JULY30



Up to $200 off mattresses + 2 FREE memory foam pillows sale goes until July 13!

Layla mattress 4th of July sale

Nectar 4th of July Sale

Now through Sunday, July 14th

$399 Of FREE Accessories With Every Mattress
FREE Mattress Protector (Worth $99)
FREE Premium Pillows (Worth $150)
FREE Sheets Set (Worth $150)


Nest Bedding 🇺🇸


Bring on the fireworks! This 4th of July you can save 20% OFF your entire purchase when you spend $150 or more.



Newton Baby Mattress

Unique, breathable baby mattress (we’ve tested it and even face down, a baby can breath through the mattress and the cover).

Get 20% OFF all mattresses until July 6, 2020. Offers cannot be combined.

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Nolah 🇺🇸

Offered extended through July 15th. Every mattress purchase comes with 2 FREE high quality ($80 retail each) pillows.

Nolah is a high value brand already, with a great mattress for the price, but even better with this sale.

– 25% Off Limited Edition Mattresses

– 20% Off 12″ Signature Mattress

– 15% Off 10″ Original Mattress

– 20% Off Adjustable Bases

– 40% Off Bedding (Protectors, Sheets and 2-Pack Pillows)

Click here to see all Nolah Sales


Puffy Mattress

$300 off a mattress + a FREE pillow

Puffy Mattress 4th of July sale

Purple Mattress 4th of July Sale 🇺🇸

Up to $350 Off Mattress + Sleep Bundle until July 14

Take me to the Purple Mattress 4th of July Sale

$150 OFF the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress, as low as $88/mo.
$125 OFF the Purple Hybrid mattress, as low as $79/mo.
UP TO $100 OFF the Purple Mattress as low as $55/mo.
Up to $200 Off Sleep Bundle 2 Pillows + Sheets + Mattress Protector

The Purple Seat Cushion The comfiest science you can sit on Sit Comfortable & Cool Get 10% Off Select Cushion Bundles

Sweet Night

From now until July 15. Sweet Night 4th of July Sale

20% or up to $217 on mattress & pillows, mattress topper combos
20% or up to $164 on mattress & pillows combos
15% on mattresses (code: mattress15)
20% on toppers (code: topper20)
40% on pillows (code: pillow40)

Tempur pedic 4th of July Sale 🇺🇸

Tempur-Pedic 4th of July Sale is running now through Tuesday, July 14th.

Save $500 on all TEMPUR-Breeze mattresses!
40% off toppers
25% off pillows & bedding with mattress set purchase
Save up to $149 with pillow bundles


Wayfair AllModern and Mattress Clearance Sale

Until July 5

AllModern July 4th Sale! Extra 15% Off Sale Items w/ Code GOFORIT!!

Wayfair July 4th Clearance! Mattress Clearance From $199!!


Now to July 12
Offer: $150 Off any mattress
Coupon Code: WIN150

Offer: 30% off adjustable beds
Just add an adjustable bed and a mattress plus any accessories. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

Sleep Products Sales

It’s not just mattresses that are on sale. Save with these offers from other sleep products!


Chilipad (Bed Pad that cools or heats) – 20% Off with code savingsnooze


BedJet (bed fan that goes between the sheets to cool or warm you) 20% off.

Save an EXTRA $50 on Dual Zone Bundles for Couples:
Just use promocode STAYCOOL50 at checkout.


Pacific Coast Pillows

Take 25% Off
4th of July Sale! Take 25% Off Sitewide PLUS Free Shipping!


Pillow Cube

15% off from now until July 6th.

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Slumber Cloud comforters and bedding
Celebrate the 4th of July with savings! Save up to 30% OFF during the Slumber Cloud 4th of July Sale plus unlock a FREE GIFT when you spend $250 or more!

Sale ends 7.7.20. Savings not valid with any other offer.


4th of July Mattress Sales

Haven Boutique Mattress

Haven Mattress Takes on Casper and Nectar with Low Prices, Long Sleep Trial

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Newcomer Haven Mattress offers two premium memory foam mattresses that cost less and are thicker than a comparable Casper or Nectar.

Here’s what you get with Haven:

  • Lower price than similar memory foam mattresses with the option of FREE accessories when you buy a Haven mattress
  • Choose from plush or medium – most just have one option
  • 2 or 4 inches thicker than most foam mattresses which are usually 10″ deep
  • Has the longest sleep trial and warranty we’ve seen other than Idle Sleep
  • Offers white glove service to set up your new mattress and take away your old one for an additional cost

Take 20% off


On Haven’s website they compare Haven’s cost to Casper, Nectar and Purple. We purposefully left Purple off because it’s not comparable in our opinion, since it’s not an all-foam mattress. Purple has no memory foam in it at all.

Haven Mattress Coupon

You can use our link to save 20% off a Haven mattress. OR (and this is unique), you can choose to pay regular price but get an accessory bundle worth over $800. So if you need sheets, pillows, protector and a foundation, the bundle is a better deal.

Haven mattressUp to 4 Inches More Mattress for the Price

The medium is 12 inches deep and the plush version of Haven is a full 14″ for the plush. So for the plush you get an additional 4″ of height on your bed!

White Glove Service

For an additional fee (may not be available right now) you can get your mattress set up and your old mattress taken away from Haven and these brands.

Haven – delivery, set-up your new mattress, and take your old mattress. (adds 1-2 weeks for delivery) for $149. Add $29 for removal of 2nd piece (mattress & boxspring).

Casper – in-home delivery and setup for $149 and includes removal of your current mattress/boxspring should you need it.

Nectar – for just $149, your new bed is delivered, set up and you have the option to have your existing bed removed.


Longer Sleep Trial

Haven has a long 18 month sleep trial, just like Idle Sleep mattress.

Longer Warranty

Free shipping and returns is pretty standard and Haven offers it too. However, you get a full 18 months to sleep on your Haven mattress and you can get a refund if you return it within that timeframe.

Firmness Options: Choose from Medium or Plush 

To keep costs down, many foam mattresses in a box only offer medium. Haven lets you pick either medium or plush. As of this writing they have two mattresses – the Haven Boutique Mattress (14″ and softer feel) and the Haven Premier Mattress (12″ deep and a medium feel).

Price for a queen: $949

Idle Plush Mattress close up

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers? Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress Review

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Hello Unboxers!

In all the mattress tests and reviews we’ve done at Unbox Mattress, we finally found the softest memory foam mattress of any we’ve reviewed so far. We recently received this mattress to review. It’s only been on the market for a few weeks, so we were lucky to get a first look!

The #1 one reason people return a mattress they buy online is that it’s TOO FIRM.

The #2 reason is that it’s TOO SOFT.

If you find most beds too firm for you, keep reading to see if this is the best mattress for you.

Idle Sleep logoIdle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress Review

So in this review we’re looking at the soft or plush mattress that is brand new from Idle Sleep. It’s called the Idle Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress. This is a new mattress from Idle Sleep who previously only sold hybrid mattresses.

This is a truly plush mattress. And believe it or not that’s sometimes difficult to find. So if you want your mattress soft, keep reading.

First some quick facts you need to know about the Idle Gel memory foam mattress:

  • Best in industry super long 18 month sleep trial and a forever warranty.
  • 14 inch thick all foam mattress – most mattresses you buy online are just 10 inches but the price as much price.
  • Plush mattress that you sink into and that hugs you as you sleep.
  • Ideal for side sleepers who wake up with shoulder or hip pain.
  • High value – $200 less than queen size from other leading mattress brand, and less with our coupon, plus comes with 2 pillows.

Get 20% Off and 2 FREE Pillows

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Idle Sleep Plush Mattress with box

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers?

When you’re a side sleeper all of your body weight is more concentrated on a few pressure points (your shoulders and hips). So choosing a mattress that has cushioning is especially important for side sleepers. Otherwise you can end up with shoulder and hip pain every morning. In general, unless you’re on the heavier end, you should choose a medium to soft mattress to help prevent that pain. Or just for better sleep.

Overall, we find it more difficult to find a truly plush bed in a box mattress, so we’re excited that Idle came out with the gel plush.

If you’re a side sleeper or just someone who loves a softer mattress and what you read about here, we encourage you to start your 18 month trial now.

Now let’s look a little deeper and show you what this mattress is made of.

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Idle Gel Plush Mattress Unboxing

No matter how many unboxings we do, we always find them fun and fascinating. Want to see what the Idle Gel Plush looks like out of the box? Watch our video of the gel plush mattress being unboxed here:

Mattress Cover

Features a quilted surface that has the gel sewn right into it. The cover is pure cotton and yet has a silky feel. So it’s super soft and has a luxurious feel. Washable cover that unzips.

However, I always recommend that you get a mattress protector because it’s not going to be easy to wash this cover and it’s not waterproof. Idle has a waterproof mattress protector. It’s made of tencel fabric and what you need to know is that it’s 5-sided. So it covers all 4 sides and the top of the bed. Most mattress protectors just protect the top layer. So the next time you spill a cup of coffee and it goes over the sides of the bed, you won’t have to worry – you’re covered!

A mattress protector is like buying a case to protect your phone. It prolongs the life of your mattress. Once something like liquid or food gets into the foam you’re not getting it out and it’s going to start breaking down the foam and get bacteria inside your bed.

Idle Sleep Memory Foam Mattress

Goodnight. Sweet Dreams.

First Layer

1″ top layer of foam that reacts faster than memory foam to help cushion your pressure points.

Base Layer

3. 3″ of Gel Infused foam that they call Buoyancy Foam. To add extra durability to our mattresses Idle uses a 2.4lb base compared the industry standard of 1.8lb. The gel adds coolness to the bed.

Overall, there was some smell from this mattress but it did lessen quickly. It came out of the box ready to sleep on almost right away (you could sleep on it that same night that you open it). However, the pillows did need some time to fully expand.

FREE Pillows

When you order an Idle Plush mattress there are two pillows included in the box. They are totally flat when you open the packaging, but they become plumper with time (you can knead them to make the process faster). The pillow cover comes off and will unzip to show another chamber that holds the shredded memory foam.

We got a queen and it had two pillows.

You can take out foam and adjust how much fill is inside to get the exact feel you want. No one will tell if you prefer a flat pillow (although side sleepers usually opt for more support).

Idle Mattress Cover

Firmness Of The Idle Plush Memory Foam Bed

This luxury memory foam mattress offers a superior 14″ thickness. Not only does this give you a premium feel, but also a more cushioned and soft all foam bed. This mattress will come in right around a 4.5 to 5 on a firmness scale. Giving you a more medium to medium-soft feel. But we think it’s actually softer – more like a 3.5.

Motion Isolation

All foam beds usually have very minimal motion transfer anyway. So if you’re sleeping. The fact that this mattress is also a little softer means you have even less motion transfer. So if you sleep with someone else or even a pet, you won’t feel the mattress move as much when they do.

Edge Support

How supportive are the edges of the mattress? Can you sit on the edge or sleep on the edge and not feel like you’ll roll off? The edge support also affects how easy it is to get in and out of bed. Since this is a softer mattress, it’s going to sink down on the edges. So edge support is ok, but if that’s a concern you have, can look at one of Idle’s hybrid models or their other foam mattress.


The Idle Plush mattress is a great price especially when you consider how thick it is at 14″ – an additional 4 inches than most foam mattresses sold online.

Currently the most popular size, queen, the Idle gel memory foam queen mattress is only $1561 before coupon. It does come with 2 FREE pillows, free shipping and an 18 month trial period. So you have a year and a half to try it out in your home and if you want to return it you can get a full refund. To top it off you also have a lifetime warranty.

Idle Sleep Coupons
You can use our link to save 20% off an Idle mattress and get the 2 pillows.

Idle Sleep Financing
If you want to get your mattress right away but pay for it in low monthly payments, you can take advantage of Idle Sleep financing. It’s easy and fast approval through their finance partner, Affirm.

If you qualify you can get 60 days interest free and payments can start as low as $7 a month.

Alright, I hope this helps you get more familiar with the Idle Sleep Gel Memory Foam mattress.

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Idle Sleep Memory Foam MattressBottom Line

The plush Idle Sleep mattress has a lot to love with an 18 month sleep trial and lifetime warranty. This comes with every Idle Sleep mattress. So they really stand behind their product.

And again, if you like what I call marshmallow beds that you just sink into and that are snuggly and comfortable, then you’ll love this. It’s definitely more plush than the other mattresses on the market that are mostly medium.

We don’t usually talk about other mattresses in a mattress review – it’s usually specific to that mattress only. But Idle Sleep doesn’t have just one model – you can choose from their hybrid model if you want a medium or medium firm spring mattress.

Idle’s other all foam mattress has a medium feel which is 12” thick. Just remember that their mattresses are 14 inches thick EXCEPT this one. Yet it’s still thicker than most.

And last of all they have hybrid models – the Idle Hybrid mattress is their best seller. But it comes in medium and medium firm or luxury firm. You can get one side of the bed one firmness (medium to firm) and the other side another firmness. Plus they’re flippable so you can get more wear from each side.

So no matter what your preference, Idle pretty much Idle has you covered. The coupon for 20% off is good on any model on their website.

Idle Sleep Gel Plush Memory Foam Mattress Review

Brentwood Home Natural Hybrid Mattress

Brentwood Home’s New Mattress Made from Upcycled Denim and Water Bottles

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Brentwood Home MattressBrentwood Home, a manufacturer and seller of luxury mattresses, just announced a new “innovative, affordable & gloriously eco-friendly HYBRID LATEX MATTRESS!”.

  • Eco-friendly natural hybrid mattresses made with recycled materials, including upcycled denium from jeans
  • Performance fibers made from recycled water bottles
  • Flax seed pads
  • 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and made in the USA
  • No polyurethane foams

And based on the quality materials and cost, we think Brentwood Home’s Hybrid Latex Mattress is the best value for an eco-friendly mattress on the market. You can easily pay thousands for a mattress of this quality and construction.

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New Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress

Brentwood Home Natural Hybrid Mattress

The Brentwood Hybrid Latex mattress is 12-inches thick with 6 reinforced handles to help you safely move your mattress. Nox-toxic, safe, and responsible.

As mattress companies sometimes say that they’re GOTS certified, when they’re actually not, we verified this claim. You can just put Brentwood Home into the GOTS database and confirm that Brentwood Home is legit.

In addition to these innovative materials, the mattress has a zone-targeted latex foam core and an ActivEdge Quantum Edge Coil Unit. There are up to 975 8-inch pocketed coils for optimal pressure relief and spinal support.

Recycled Plastic: REPREVE® are repurposed ocean-bound plastic water bottles to create a soft, durable performance fiber with water repellency. This highly innovative fiber requires no new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.

Brentwood Home upcycled mattress

Plush Natural Wool: A natural thermoregulating and fire retardant layer adds plush comfort. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

4 Inches of Natural Dunlop latex sourced from India with Patented-Pending Zones. Sourced from real rubber trees, and far thicker than any typical hybrid mattress. Contoured, articulated foam core with three zones of targeted support for your body’s natural curves. Patent-pending design. FSC®, eco-INSTITUT®, and Rainforest Alliance certified.

Renewable Flax Seed: One of the oldest agricultural crops in the world, flax seed fiber is inherently eco-friendly and hardy, requiring sunshine and almost no water to thrive. Brentwood mattresses are processed without chemicals and breathes naturally.

Recycled Denim: Upcycled scrap denim creates a supportive yet highly breathable 1″ base layer.

Brentwood Home GOTS organic mattress

Mattress Firmness

The firmness level is in between medium and firm.

Sleep Trial and Warranty

365 day (ONE YEAR) trial period means you can sleep on your Brentwood Home mattress for up to a year and get a full refund if you decide to return it.

Generous 25-year warranty


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Slumbercloud Memorial Day Sale Takes up to 30% off Cooling Bedding

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slumbercloud logoFor Memorial Day, Slumbercloud, the space age science-based comforter and bedding company is slashing up to 30% OFF cooling bedding products. Plus unlock a FREE GIFT when you spend $250+.

Savings not valid with any other offer. Sale ends May 26, 2020. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links. See our big list of Memorial Day Mattress sales.

Technology originally made for NASA space suits is now available for your bed. Choose from sheets, pillows, mattress pad, duvet, comforters and their new cooling pajamas. Our favorite part is that their products have a 60 day trial, so you can get a refund if any products don’t work for you.

Do your sheets come with a 60 day guarantee? How about your pajamas?

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If you’re looking for a temperature-regulating, lightweight comforter, Slumbercloud is a favorite. It truly is cooler and adjusts to your body temperature for better quality sleep.

Each piece of Slumber Cloud bedding works in unison to control the microclimate of your bed to reduce heat and moisture buildup. Every layer of our space aged bedding system is engineered to automatically respond to fluctuations in temperature for a cooler and more comfortable night’s sleep.

Here is an example of the sales going on right now:




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Slumber Cloud logo along with image of bed made with Stratus Sheets, Stratus Duvet Cover and Cirrus Pillow while legs rest against the bed.

Free Gift When you Spend $250 or More

When you spend $250 or more you can choose from the following:

$15 Gift Card

One-Sided Cirrus Pillow

One-Sided Pileus Pillow Covers

Sleep CBD Cream

Slumber Cloud offers Free Shipping & a 60-Night Trial Promise