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good for me, not my girlfriend…
on September 15, 2017
I was super skeptical about buying a mattress online. Can’t try it out before you buy it – and how the heck do you return something that weighs as much as a ‘mattress’? There’s a ton of mattresses that are highly reviewed on Amazon (why does every mattress have 5 out of 5) so making the purchase was a really hard decision for me.
I checked out a few mattress ranking sites like “bed insider” or “sleep like the dead” because I couldn’t find a lot of information on this particular kind of mattress outside of amazon. Luckily there were a few mattress review sites I mentioned that do an in-depth breakdown.
It seemed like the signature sleep was going to be a good fit for me. They have a handful of ‘thickness’ options which I found interesting, you’d think that a thicker mattress is more comfortable, and a thinner mattress is less supportive, but in this case, it really depends on the composition of the mattress itself. For example, the signature sleep is just two layers, 3.5’’ memory foam, and 8.5’’ support foam, but what about the 6 in? It’s only 1.5’’ memory foam. This dramatically changes the feel and comfort of the mattress, especially if you’re sleeping directly on the floor like I do. It’s confusing reading reviews here, because normal reviewers don’t go in-depth on every single aspect of the mattress, so I highly suggest doing your research before clunking down that big $.
Anyway, after reviewing all the info I decided to simply buy this mattress – it seemed to be a good price and at 12-inches I figured the memory foam would be more than enough. It took awhile for the mattress to fully decompress, over a day, so please ignore the reviews that say it doesn’t decompress properly! You just have to be patient. These beds are shipped and stored in a tight box for months, it’s not going to be inflate right away, especially if you get an older unit.
After it inflated I was pretty happy with the way it felt. My girlfriend who’s a side-sleeper said it was too hard for her, but as a back-sleeper who used to sleep on mats when I was back-packing Europe, I actually enjoyed the density of this mattress. The main issue I had with this mattress was caused not by the mattress itself, but from my dog!!
My dog sheds like crazy, especially during the summer, and the mattress is a ‘b’ to clean!! I really wish I bought a mattress with a removable cover. His hair and occasional pee goes right through to the cover, and cleaning the cover itself was a hassle I wish I didn’t have to deal with.
Since this incident I purchased a mattress protector, but the mattress cover itself is stuck with the stain from my dog…. Sponge-washing a mattress is the last thing I wanted to do, so lesson learned.
Anyway, I really hope this review helps. If you’re a back-sleeper looking for a a cheap sleep, this mattress might be for. But if you have to share your bed with someone you might want to look for a more all-around mattress, and you might want to consider a mattress with a removable cover if you have pets or kids. Don’t take just my word for it, take a look at a few review sites, its well worth the research to find the right mattress for you.