With so many of us working from home and sitting in a chair for hours a day, we need some relief. With this seat cushion you can transform any chair into the comfiest seat in the house. You need pressure relief while you sleep for your pressure points like shoulders, back and hips. You also need pressure relief while you sit, but for your legs, hips, back, and bottom.
And a lot of us are getting lower back pain thanks to all that sitting. The tapered edges of the Amerisleep Seat Cushion help you sit up straight and avoid bad posture for reduced pain. Made in a neutral gray color so it looks nice on any chair. And you can use it in the car too. Or even on an airplane.
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Made of 100% Polyurethane Foam (which is soft but bouncier than memory foam, CertiPUR-US® Certified) with a breathable 100% Polyester Cover. Cushioning, soft foam delivers immediate pressure relief. The cover unzips for easy cleaning and is machine washable.
Hey Unboxers I’ve unboxed this Eco-Lux Bed in a Box brand mattress. It’s a more green alternative all foam bed. However, it’s a bit different than other natural type beds for reasons I’ll get into in this review…
Have you heard of BedinaBox®? I know that we all use the term “bed in a box” in a generic way, but it’s actually the name of a company. Like we call all facial tissue Kleenex, it’s a copyrighted brand.
They recently sent me their “green mattress” called Eco Lux to review. In this review, I’ll go over the unique things about this all foam mattress.
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Eco-Lux Mattress Review
The Eco-Lux by Bed in a Box® is a Made in the USA (North Carolina, specifically) Memory Foam Bed.
Starting right off, let’s look at what it’s made of. That will determine the feel. Then we’ll look at the unique features that make this a more eco friendly choice.
WHAT IT’S MADE OF
Unlike a lot of green or eco friendly mattresses there isn’t any latex or wool in the Eco Lux. Rather, it’s all foam. First, the height. The Eco Lux is 11″ deep and made from renewable materials.
When I unboxed the Eco Lux, there was no smell and it was ready to sleep on immediately.
Cover – the cover is green on the sides and a lighter green with a bamboo pattern on the top. It’s made from 100% organic cotton. So it has a different look from the same old white tops. The cover zip off for easy cleaning.
Under that there are two layers:
3 inches of 4lb BioLux memory foam (this gives a medium feel to the bed)
8 inches of support foam 1.8 lb density (if you’re heavier this mattress will feel more firm because you’ll sink further to this firmer layer).
The top layer being 4 lb is medium quality foam (but better than bed in a box companies generally use), and the base layer is a lower quality foam. This mattress is higher quality than the Original that we have a review of, and it’s made with renewable materials.
I like that they put the foam density. This is an honest company that’s more transparent and I appreciate it.
You can flip the mattress over and sleep on the firm side instead of the top 3 inches for a firmer feel although I’m not sure why you’d do that. If there’s a significant weight difference between you and your sleep partner, they recommend that you rotate the mattress every six months to prevent uneven wearing and to prolong the life of your mattress.
It has a medium firm feel. It doesn’t sink in and stay down like traditional memory foam. It’s more responsive and doesn’t sleep too warm like memory foam can.
SLEEP POSITIONS TEST/EDGE SUPPORT
To see these features, watch my Eco Lux Mattress Review Video:
The Only USDA Bio-Preferred® Memory Foam Mattress
34% of mattress is made with renewable foam. Not recycled materials but it’s made of natural resources that can be replenished. But you don’t have to take their word for it – it’s certified by a 3rd party – the USDA (the US Department of Agriculture).
This mattress claim to fame is that they say they’re the first and only USDA Bio-Preferred® memory foam mattress.
What does that mean?
Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. These products provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products. Consumers can trust the label to mean what it says because manufacturer’s claims concerning the biobased content are third-party certified and strictly monitored by USDA.
Also, for every mattress they sell they plant a tree in your honor! But honestly, the best part is that you’re avoiding some of the petroleum based foam which leads to a healthier sleep environment. It may not be the most green mattress on the market, but it’s reasonably priced and solid choice, especially if you don’t like the feel or are allergic to latex or wool.
So if you like an foam mattress and want the extra green factors. Or if you don’t want to spring for the cost of an organic, latex or wool hybrid, the Eco-Lux is a great choice. It’s going to be slightly higher quality than most foam beds and they plant a tree in your honor.
Consumer Reports Rating
Ranked #5 for Foam Beds!
At the time of writing the Eco-Lux is only available in queen or king size but they say other sizes are coming soon.
If you want to finance your mattress where you get it now and pay later, they offer payment plans starting at $85/mo with Affirm.
At the time of this article, they’re offering a discount of 15% off your mattress + 2 FREE Pillows.
Bed in a Box has a basic adjustable base and 3 foundations. No box springs needed. And they have a highly rated plush pillow that starts at just $24.
So to summarize
Made & Shipped in the USA
USDA certified to contain over 30% renewable materials
Made with less harmful chemicals
Quality Mattress for your budget
Highly rated by Consumer Reports in a very crowded mattress segment
Have any questions about the Eco-Lux mattress? Leave them in the comments I always do my best to answer any comments on the channel. And if you want to check out their classic bed in a box mattress, check out our Bed in a Box ORIGINAL mattress review.
I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking of the fall as a beautiful time on its own but also a reprieve before winter comes. We’re in the burr months – Septemburr, Octoburrr, and Decemburrrrrrrr! And with the world right now it’s very tempting to stay home under a blanket – a weighted one, preferably.
Weighted blankets mostly come in drab shades of gray with the occasional navy blue. Nothing wrong with that but today I’m going to show you the most gorgeous weighted blankets for fall. They’re like the colors of the leaves that are falling from the trees and look perfect on your bed, sofa or home office.
The colors of these weighted blanket ❤️️ ❤️️ ❤️️ . With names like Butternut Bliss, Goodnight Grape, Evening Eggplant, and Cozy Corn, you’ll love the warm colors that are anything except boring!
And this color…
This weighted blanket is an eco-friendly, luxury weighted blanket made with lead-free glass microbeads and materials certified to be free of harmful chemicals. Clean, safe, and made with soft, premium cotton that’s cool and breathable for year-round use. White is classic any time of the year.
And what about this rust colored removable cover weighted blanket lined with a soft minky blanket on the inside?
If you’ve been waiting to buy a mattress until Labor Day sales are live, you’re in luck. A few mattress companies, including Idle Sleep have already started their sales! Idle is a good value all year but especially now. Now for the details and please note that we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.
Idle Sleep Labor Day Sale
If you’re looking for a great deal on a new mattress, be sure to take a look at Idle Sleep. They have several models to choose from, starting with the most plush to medium or firm.
Idle Sleep Labor Day deals have started and run until September 12, 2020.
30% Off ALL mattresses and the entire website with code: LABOR30OFF
Free Adjustable Base (up to $649 value) with any mattress purchase Code: LABORADJUST
Plus 2 free regular memory foam pillows with a mattress purchase
And if you want to finance your purchase, Idle Sleep has some of the best terms – with as low as 0% APR for up to 60 months from $7/month and no credit check. You can easily see if you qualify for mattress financing on their site and it won’t affect on your credit score.
Make sure to protect your new mattress by getting a waterproof 5-sided mattress protector from Idle Sleep while they’re 30% off. Also sheets or anything else you need while it’s on sale. This is one of the best prices of the entire year.
Most mattresses you buy online don’t come with a box spring
Skip the need for a box springs or replace wood slats with this strong and sturdy steel frame
At 1.6″ tall, the Bunkie Board won’t add a lot of extra height to your bed
Ideal for use with bunk beds, day beds, and recessed “sit-in” platform bed frames only
Need additional support for Spring, Hybrid, and memory foam mattresses that are too heavy for wood slats? Zinus has an economy priced solution for you. This is an alternative to a box spring. It fits inside of platform beds and frames to support the weight of the mattress. Wood slats may not hold up well over time. This provides much better, and more even, support without any sagging.
Ideal for traditional mattresses or newer boxed brands that are heavy, such as the Purple Hybrid Premier (a king size weighs over 200 lbs and then you have to add the weight of each sleeper).
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Box Spring Replacement
Why do you even need a box spring and why do people still buy them? Box springs were created to support your mattress and help absorb shock and movement. Today’s mattresses are so much thicker than they used to be and the mattress itself can serve that function. So today, box springs mostly just raise the profile of your bed. You don’t really need to spend on box springs – sll you need is a solid platform underneath your mattress for support.
That’s where this fits in. It fits inside your bed frame. It completes a minimalist, modern look that many buyers search for.
The steel frame is easy to assemble (20 minutes) and was packed very well. It does not include with any platform or legs. It works great a “Zinus Upholstered Button Tufted Platform Bed” or other frames that comes with wood slats. It fits precisely inside the frame.
Economy priced to be affordable – a king is under $90.
Easy to set up and move – compared to a box spring this won’t take up a lot of space when moving. Instead, it’s compact and
The Zinus 1.6 inch quick lock Bunkie board offers a slim, strong and sturdy foundation for your spring, memory foam, or Hybrid mattress. Made of premium steel and featuring the easy to assemble quick lock construction, the Zinus Bunkie board ideal provides ideal mattress support. Compact packaging allows for tight interior spaces such as stairs and hallways.
Available in twin, full, queen, and King, the Zinus quick lock Bunkie board will ensure long-lasting support and durability for your mattress. Get rid of your box spring set if your Euro-top mattress and box spring set makes your bed too tall.
King size weighs 33 pounds
Product Dimensions 79 x 75.5 x 1.6 inches
Please note that this product is only available on Amazon, not on Zinus.com
airweave, the company that sells modular, minimalist mattresses, toppers, and pillows from Japan, has launched the New airweave Mattress. As far as names goes, it’s rather minimalist too! But overall, until now, their mattresses have been quite firm. In general, Americans prefer a softer bed, and now they have that option.
If you’re an athlete, sleep is even more important to you because you need to recover from how hard you train and work your body. airweave is one of the more unique mattresses we’ve reviewed on Unbox Mattress. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links.
Best Mattress for Athletes?
Did you know airweave supplied mattresses and bedding for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020? Here’s what that entailed:
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village 18,000 beds
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Village 8,000 beds (re-pourposed from Olympic athletes)
Mattress (exclusively designed for Tokyo 2020 Athlete Villages)
Duvet (Olympic & Paralympic visual design provided to airweave)
Pillow (provides neck support regardless of sleep position)
Bed Frame (made of recycled cardboard)
airweave’s New Mattress
airweave mattresses are known for being quite firm. Their new mattress is softer and yet still comes in airweave’s signature modular design. It comes to you folded in 3 pieces and is a lower profile mattress at just 7 1/2 inches thick. The cover is 1.9 inches of the total height.
Here are the sizes and weight of the new airweave mattress:
Twin: 39.4″ X 74.8″ X 7.9”, 44 lbs
Twin XL: 39.4″ X 79.9″ X 7.9”, 47 lbs
Full: 53.1″ X 74.8″ X 7.9”, 59.5 lbs
Queen: 59.8″ X 79.9″ X 7.9”, 71.5 lbs
King: 76″ X 79.9″ X 7.9”, 90.5 lbs
CAL King: 71.7″ X 83.9″ X 7.9”, 89.5 lbs
The almost 2 inches of pillow top adds plush softness. The outer cover is removable and easy to wash. The rest of the mattress is what they call airfiber®— a highly resilient interwoven resin fiber block – can improve back support and breathability, supporting the brand’s core message that it’s not what you feel when you get into bed, it’s how you feel when you wake up. You’re not going to sleep hot on this bed.
Continuing the brand’s mission for sustainability, the New airweave mattress will be lighter in weight and thinner in size, making it even easier to ship and carry. The polyethylene resin used to create the airfiber® blocks can also be turned back into raw polyethylene and recycled into plastic items after its use.
Foldable, Easy to Move Mattress
With their lightweight and modular design, airweave is easy to store or move. You can put it in a box or bag and it’s compact and easier to carry compared to most mattresses. Airweave was inspired by the traditional Japanese futon, which is designed to be easily stored when not in use. Ideal for singles, college students, military or anyone who wants a mattress that’s easy to move and store.
airweave Mattress Cost, Sleep Trial and Warranty
All U.S. orders come with free shipping and a 100 Night Trial.
Customers are eligible for a full refund in the form of the original payment within 100 days from when the item was delivered, and you have tried the product for a minimum of 30 days.
The New airweave Mattress price starts from $1,400 and comes in a range of sizes from Twin to California King.
airweave was born from a desire to do things differently when, Founder & CEO, Motokuni Takaoka took over his uncle’s fishing line company. A graduate of the Stanford School of Engineering, Takaoka experimented with different applications of the resin fiber used to create fishing line and discovered that the material was perfectly suited for a newer and better purpose: to revolutionize the way we sleep. Since the first mattress topper shipped in 2007, airweave has expanded to a range of lifestyle, travel, and technology sleep products in Japan, and has been adopted by elite athletes and organizations worldwide to help them perform at the highest level.
Likely in response to the economic conditions due to coronavirus, mattress companies are holding massive sales right now. However, if you look at a recent survey of both online and physical mattress stores, it’s not as grim as it may seem.
In a recent survey, published in Furniture Today*, 463 retailers were polled and “On the digital side, 76% of respondents said that online traffic was either steady or up. Only 5% said they have taken the drastic step of completely shutting down their stores.”
Still, Nectar Mattress has one of the biggest we’ve ever seen going on right now, in their history! Nectar is a highly rated memory foam mattress. At this time they have two mattresses to choose from: The Nectar Mattress and the Nectar Lush Mattress.
And remember that Nectar has a lifetime warranty and a full year sleep trial.
Nectar Sleep recently came out with The Nectar Lush Mattress. It’s the newest addition to the original Nectar mattress. It’s a higher end bed which was made to sleep cooler, while providing pressure point relief.
Like the original, there are no springs (it’s not a hybrid as we’re used to seeing at this price point). Rather, it’s all foam construction. We’re unable to find information on how plush it is. Please note that we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.
Nectar Lush Mattress Cooling Features
Temperature regulating cover
CoolFlow Visco with AquaCool: 3″ of 3.5 lb CoolFlow Visco high-density foam to provide superior pressure relief. AquaCool material is added for additional cooling.
Energex™: 2″ of 2.5 lb Energex™ that provides quicker foam bounce back and allows for more sleep mobility.
7″ of 1.8 lb Pound Base Foam for additional cushioning that gives the bed a softer feel and more support.
Adjustable Base Friendly (Nectar sells an adjustable base).
The Nectar Lush has a higher price point (starts at $1399 for a queen with the $100 off) and is one inch thicker than the original Nectar, which is 11″ deep. Features the same 1 year trial and forever warranty.
What do you think? Would you pay that much more for an inch and if it delivers superior cooling?
On January 10, 2020, Casper Sleep filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. Founded in 2014, that would mean they’d join bed in a box companies Purple and Leesa, which are both publicly traded after being bought out by larger companies.
Here are some facts from the filing that Unbox Mattress found interesting…
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Retail stores help boost online sales. Casper says on average they get about 2x the sales online in markets where there’s also a retail store. Casper is sold at Target stores and is in more than 2,000 stores, according to their website.
They’re not profitable and losses are steep – reports say that last year they were at $92 million.
Returns are a costly issue, costing about 20 cents for every dollar in sales and represents a key factor in their ability to be profitable. From the figures we read it looks like Casper has a 15-20% return rate, which is quite high.
What Casper does well is marketing and spending money on marketing. According to Fortune, “the company has spent $423 million in marketing since 2016.” And they report that for every $1 it spent on marketing, they bring in $3 in revenue. However, “more than 73% of its gross profit last year went to sales and marketing costs.”That’s gross, not net profit. In fact, when we reviewed Casperwe were more taken by their marketing than the mattress. It’s not that it’s a bad mattress, it’s just it’s tough not to be in awe of their marketing. They are certainly creative and know how to leverage (and/or pay) influencers for placement. They’re almost more a marketing agency than a mattress/sleep company.
Casper bills themselves as a more than a mattress company but part of the global sleep economy. They’ve barely begun that journey. Right now though people usually buy a mattress and nothing else, but they have a long way to go in that category. The numbers, once again, don’t look promising at this point. According to Fortune, “only 16% of Casper’s customers who have bought a product through the company’s website or stores have returned to purchase another product.”
The IPO paperwork hints at future products and is far-reaching. This includes bedroom furniture, sounds (maybe they should acquire this bed company that seems to have never actually launched), scents, temperature and even sprays, pills or vitamins. Still, when you look at their website, it’s mostly mattresses and bedding. And new products have mostly been more pricey mattress models, like a hybrid. If the past predicts the future, it looks like we’ll see baby mattresses and cribs next.Casper products and services…are increasingly focused on non-traditional categories, including products that promote the ideal ambience for sleep, such as lighting, sound, scents, temperature, and humidity; sleep technology, such as tracking devices, medical machines, bedside clocks, and connected devices; sleep supplements, such as sprays, pills, and vitamins; and sleep services, such as digital apps, meditation, sleep programming, and counseling. Beyond the daily sleep needs of adults, we aim to meet a range of use cases with unique product and service needs, such as for travel, children and babies, and pets.
As far as lighting, there’s the glow. It left us wondering, would you buy sleep supplements from Casper? And otherwise we don’t see a lot of tech. So far, Eight Sleep seems to be the leader in sleep tech, if not Reverie. So Casper has a long way to go (and needs a lot of cash to get there).
Casper “employs over 40 dedicated researchers, designers, engineers, and support staff…” focused on “the continuous improvement of existing offerings.” Honestly, we’d like to hear more about that than marketing.
The IPO sounds like a vision list of expensive dreams the mattress company has.
Our favorite part? A chart that highlights their wildly profitable beginnings: how Casper cofounder Neil Parikh delivered their first mattress by bike. They tweeted about it in 2014:
Casper is a forerunner in the mattress industry and we wish them well in their IPO and future plans.
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