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Bed in a Box® Eco-Lux Mattress Renewable Memory Foam Bed Review

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bed in a box mattressHey 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.

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LAYERS

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.

HAND TEST
MOTION TRANSFER
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!

SIZES
At the time of writing the Eco-Lux is only available in queen or king size but they say other sizes are coming soon.

Sleep Trial
120 days

Warranty
20 years

PRICE
$1,104.15

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.

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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.

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5 of the Best Weighted Blankets for Fall

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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.

Studies show that a weighted blanket helps with insomnia too. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

Best Weighted Blankets for Fall

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?

rust colored weighted blanket from Luxome

Removable Cover Weighted Blanket
from: Luxome

This weighted blanket comes in fun colors for all year – and looks like the perfect camping blanket to keep you warm and snuggly.

light blue and gray weighted blanket

Integrated Cover Weighted Blankets
from: Luxome

and

Luxurious one-piece weighted blanket that's machine washable!Cooling Weighted Blanket
from: Luxome

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Idle Sleep’s Labor Day Sale Has Already Started and it’s Really Good!

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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.

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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.

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Best Things about an Idle Sleep Mattress

  • Choose from a 14″ deep hybrid (foam and springs) mattress or an all foam/memory foam option. We recommend the regular hybrid rather than the natural hybrid.
  • The hybrid is flippable mattresses so you can flip it and get more years out of the other side.
  • Idle Sleep’s hybrid is Ideal for couples because one side can be medium and the other side firm.
  • Comes in all foam, spring, latex hybrid and dual firmness options.
  • New foam mattresses come in a 14″ inch gel memory foam plush or the 12″ gel memory foam mattress that’s medium firm.
  • 2 FREE pillows when you buy a mattress.
  • Idle Sleep Mattresses come with an incredible 1 1/2 Year Sleep Trial.
  • Lifetime warranty. 
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Ditch Your Box Spring – Replace with a Steel Bunkie Board

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  • 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

Was the New Softer airweave Mattress Inspired by the Olympics?

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airweaveairweave, 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.

New mattress is now softer and 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. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

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.

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Recyclable Mattress

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

The New airweave Mattress will start from $1,400 and comes in a range of sizes from Twin to California King. 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.

Warranty is 10 years.

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Olympic Bed?

airweave designed cardboard beds for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Athletes Village. And some speculate that once the Olympics were postponed, the beds are now in the retail market, touted as a new design for the public.

More about airweave

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.

 

Nectar Mattress – BIGGEST Sale Ever Right Now

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Nectar Sleep LogoLikely 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.

Get $399 of FREE accessories when you buy a Nectar Mattress.

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Nectar Mattress Sale

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Nectar Mattress BIGGEST Sale

Right now, you get a free mattress protector, pillows and sheets when you buy a mattress.

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

Sale is going on now through Friday, April 24th

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*Source https://www.furnituretoday.com/industry-issue/nationwide-marketing-surveys-buying-group-members-on-covid-19-impact/

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New Nectar Lush Mattress Made to Sleep Cooler

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Nectar Sleep LogoNectar 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).

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Approximate Mattress Height is 12″.

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?

Casper Mattress Files for IPO – Dreams of Future Sleep Economy

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Casper logoOn 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 Casper we 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 bicycle delivery

Casper is a forerunner in the mattress industry and we wish them well in their IPO and future plans.

20% Off Buffy Comforters, Sheets & Pillows For Black Friday

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Running now (11/27) through December 3rd, new customers save 20% Off all products with code SOFLUFFY. Use on Buffy comforters, sheets, duvet cover and pillows. Their products are earth-friendly, skin-friendly, cruelty-free, and super soft! White bedding is made with no bleach. Colors are created with natural plant dyes.

Buffy’s sheets are made with eucalyptus.

Note: we prefer The lighterweight Breeze comforter over the Cloud and we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

Offer ends on December 3, 2019!

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Rare Casper Mattress Coupon Takes Up to $200 off + 2 Free Pillows

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Casper mattress just launched a new sale. We don’t see many sales on Casper so don’t wait if you’re thinking of getting one.

Take $100 off Casper or $200 off Wave plus get two FREE Original Casper Pillows with promo code FREEPILLOWS

Offer is only valid from October 22-28, 2019.

Here’s a quick recap about Casper mattress:

  • Free standard delivery and free White Glove delivery with The Wave and Wave Hybrid
  • 100-night risk-free trial
  • 10 year warranty
  • 10 inches deep (original)
  • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau

The original Casper mattress is made up of polyfoam top and bottom laters. The middle memory foam layer is in the middle.

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