The Idle sleep is a two-sided mattress that offers two comforts in one and you can choose to flip either side of the mattress not only to keep it lasting longer but also to give you a variety in terms of its feel and comfort. Idle Sleep Mattress is the brainchild of an industry veteran who saw the need to create a mattress that will fit the preferences of most sleepers, 18 years ago.
Notably, Idle Sleep Mattress comes in four basic options:
Idle all foam
Idle dual feel
For the sake of this review however, we will be focusing more on the Idle Hybrid mattress. It is a relatively heavy mattress whose queen size version weighs 142 pounds. This is basically the first indicator that quality is not compromised in its construction.
Construction and materials
The Idle sleep hybrid mattress can be classified as a super soft model that offers exemplary comfort and support. This 14-inch hybrid design is made up of 6 construction layers. Compared to the all-foam versions, this model offers more bounce according to the manufacturer.
Notably, Idle Sleep is focused on offering you a sound night’s sleep thanks to its construction that is engineered with premium materials. Basically, its design is a blend between a foam mattress and the traditional designs. With its six, high performance layers, you can be sure to derive maximum comfort and a healthier sleep.
With its design, the Idle hybrid mattress is made to offer unmatched performance. This is made possible to the premium cooling foams that relieves pressure and a well thought out pocketed coil system. With this combination, you have legendary comfort and support.
Some of its key Specs are:
14 inches high Comforting technology with 6 layers
Hand made in the U.S.
5.5 to 6 medium form and 7.5 luxury firm levels
Edge coil to quantum edge system
Superior motion isolation construction
The cover is made of Thermocool fabric
Queen size features more than 1000 coils
Structure and layers
Idle Sleep Hybrid mattress blends spring and foam features to give you the best from both worlds. This basically means that you get the right bounce, ideal support and cushioning comfort all in one go.
The cover – this is made of Thermocool Fabric that has been proven by research to help in temperature regulation. It does this by working hand in hand with the natural thermal capabilities of the body through smart fiber cross-section. As such, it basically keeps you cool when you feel hot and hot when you feel cold.
The following are the six layers of the hybrid mattress that offers you nothing short of a sound night’s sleep.
Thermocool upper fabric - This is the layer special mandated to warm or cool your body depending on the climatic conditions at that time. The mattress gets its ideal temperatures through the incorporation of smart fibers that run in cross sections.
Quilting foam - This is the second layer in the mattress from the top and features quilting foam. This is meant to give you extra softness and optimum comfort during your sleep. The layer basically creates a smooth sleeping surface by blending the tickling to the top filling layer.
Airflow foam - This is the third layer and is responsible for making the mattress breathable and much cooler. This explains why it is filled with airflow which aids in breathability, additional bounce and even more cooling.
Buoyancy foam - The buoyancy foam works to ensure that your body gets the right positioning and is well supported. Idle Sleep saw the need to add this layer to help in offering the right alignment to you back and shoulders.
Edge to Edge Pocket Coil System - This is the fifth layer from the top and measures 6 inched thick, featuring edge-to-edge pocketed coil system. This layer is incorporated into the Idle Sleep hybrid mattress to help in offering the optimum edge support. As such, you will not easily fall off the edge of the mattress, especially when sharing your bed.
Additionally, the advanced support is made to ensure that you sit on the edge on the mattress without feeling significant sinkage.
Two sided - This is the sixth and the bottom layer of the mattress, featuring a two sided design. This design is meant to help improve the durability of the mattress. Its ability to be flipped over gives it an edge against the standard mattresses that may degrade easily courtesy of the single-sided design.
For any Hybrid mattress, firmness tops the list on what to look out for. You do not want to end up with an hybrid mattress that could potentially obstruct little airways. The Idle Sleep Hybrid mattress features an ideal firmness that fits the stomach, side and side sleepers as well as heavy combinational sleepers.
Idle sleep Hybrid gives you two options in terms of its firmness. While you can opt for the 7.5 luxury firm, there is also the other 5.5 to 6 medium firm level. For heavy, back and stomach sleepers, the 7.5 firmness level is most ideal. On the other hand, the 5.5 to six firmness will best work for combinational sleepers.
Notably, the Idle Hybrid mattress will be most preferred by sleepers used to coil designs. If you do not like foam mattresses, then this is also the right choice for you.
Compared to the traditional memory foam, the Idle Hybrid mattress responds quickly and features more of a bouncy feel. As such, you may not be too sure about its ability to isolate motion until you test it.
Interestingly, the foam layers incorporated into the construction of this mattress do a good job in motion isolation. This is also aided by the coil system that helps stabilize the whole aspect of weight distribution.
Do you sometimes feel the urge to just sleep at the edge? Or maybe you simply share your bed with a partner. This is where the importance of edge support comes in since you do not want to find yourself doffing rolling off the bed.
The Idle Hybrid mattress has been specially designed to offer just the right edge support thanks to its quantum edge-to-edge coil system. These run all the way to the edges of the mattress to help offer just the right support at these ends. Additionally, the mattress also features 4 inches of a softer foam at the top.
With this combination, you will clearly notice when you are at the edge to the bed as you can clearly feel the compression under your skin.
Advantages and disadvantages
Two firmness levels for convenience and preference
Premium materials engineering for optimum performance
Good motion isolation and edge support due to the quantum edge to edge coil system.
Thermocool fabric technology on cool helps regulate temperature
Long lasting, two sided design
Offers proper body alignment thanks to the buoyancy foam
Not the best choice for those who prefer an all foam design
Firmness scale is lower, this not ideal for heavier sleepers
Generally, this is a mattress that is sure to appeal to most sleepers. This is especially so due to some of this unique features that stand out. Top of these is the two-sided design. The other notable aspect is its pressure relief capability. The mattress feels buoyant and soft and even with these, you do not sink in too much or feel trapped. This can be traced t the foam combination aspect on top.
For sleepers who usually complain of sore shoulders in the morning after a night’s sleep this is the right mattress, thanks to its ability to appreciate your body contours. One notable aspect about the mattress is its ease in slipping over or transporting, thanks to its already stitched handles. If you are looking for a comfortable mattress that much more than the industry standards, then Idle Sleep Hybrid mattress is your best bet.
Finally, it helps to know that the company offers up to 12 nights of sleep trial. If you are not impressed with the mattress by this time, you are free to return it and claim your full refund. On warranty, the Idle Sleet Hybrid mattress has a lifetime warranty. This is projected to be around 20 years. In cases any defect that can be traced to manufacturing errors and flaws happen, you are free to return it for replacement or refund.
Helix is a bed-in-a-box company that creates custom-made mattresses based on individual preferences in regard to how you sleep. In fact, you actually have to answer several questions about your sleeping preferences as well as your body type and the final product you will get will be solely based on your answers.
Notably, Helix sells its mattresses exclusively online. This cuts out the traditional middlemen and this means that you will get the products at the best price possible. So, if you have been thinking that there is no one, truly best mattress for everyone, you might have to think again after having a taste of what Helix has to offer.
Construction and materials
As already mentioned, each of the Helix mattress options are customized based on the answers to questions set by the quiz. Based on our answers to the quiz, we got a mattress with the following attributes:
Medim to medium firm
Basically, you can expect to get your Helix mattress based on the following properties:
Feel preference – there are softer, former and medium feels
Support – this will be majorly determined by your body weight, height and sleeping position
Temperature regulation - whether you like it hot or cool at night
Point elasticity - the intensity of pressure relief needed as per your sleeping position
In its bid to come up with a mattress that wholly fits into the preferences of the user, Helix blended polyfoam, dynamic foam and microcoils to help bring into perspective a supportive mattress with a considerable amount of cooling and bounce brought about by the microcoils. These have been proved to offer not only the right bounce but also keeps you cool.
Notably, the cooling system from Helix does not depend on cooling gels or chemicals but strictly dependent on perfect airflow, thanks to its breathable materials.
The other point of interest that sets the Helix mattress apart is their “dual comfort” offer for queen sized mattresses and above. This basically means that if you sleep with your partner and each of you has their personal sleep preferences, then Helix can customize each side of the mattress to fit into the specifications. Simply put, Helix mattresses have the ability to create two different constructions and firmness levels. In fact, to give you an even feel to your, mattress Helix goes ahead and blend the responses from the two of you.
A look at the layers
Helix mattress features a polyester cover and is pretty thin, making it conveniently breathable. With this thin cover also is the assurance that the top layer’s feel will not be tampered with. The cover stands out with its subtle dotted pattern. Apart from its soft touch, you also get the chance to engage with the foams and microcoils under it. You will also notice that the blue side panels are apparently sturdier and this means an added protection to the mattress.
The Top Layer
The top layer happens to feature the proprietary foam from Helix. It is noticeably springy and offers sufficient pressure relief. With this layer, you tend to feel that you are sitting on top of the mattress, unlike other foams mattresses where the sleeper feels some sinking. With its dynamic form construction, the top layers allows to you to roll around and change positions efficiently without having to feel stuck.
This is placed just under the dynamic foam layer and also features the proprietary dynamic foam from Helix. Ti is made to offer a perfect feel of both memory foam and latex while at the same time offering a quick response to pressure. Notably, this layer acts as a cooling agent and defends you from sleeping too hot. It also acts as a transition into the coils underneath.
Microcoils are made to offer a cooling effect to the mattress and thus, this increases airflow in relation to the foam layer. Apart from the notable springiness that this layer offers to the whole mattress, it is also a firm layer that gives overall support to the layers above. On the other hand, the coils also help in offering the right body contouring as well as help in trapping to much motion transfer.
This layer is made from a dense polyfoam that firmly forms the mattress’ foundation. Its construction is pretty standard for a bed-in-a-box mattress. Its main mandate is to offer support not only to the layers above but also the sleeper.
It would be noted that the firmness of the helix mattress would be majorly based on your specific answers to the quiz. For the sake of our review however, we will be looking at the medium to medium form mattress.
Firmness feels may vary depending on the sleeper both in terms of their weight and sleeping style. As such, we did test various types of sleepers for this review in order to get a good variety. Notably, the same firmness feels promised from the questionnaire is what we felt when testing this mattress.
Even with these results however, you should take into consideration the fact that even with these results, you may not get the same for your individual firmness preferences based on what your answers on the quiz will be. According to Helix their ranges are: very soft (2) to very firm (10).
Pressing on the mattress, you will distinctively feel the polyfoam top layer blending with the microcoils under it to come up with a stringy, responsive mattress.
At some point, you may find yourself sharing your bed with someone else. This may be your spouse or just a friend. If you are a light sleeper, their turning as well as getting on and off the bed maybe a major disturbance to your sleep. As such, it is important that you ascertain how the mattress arrests motion.
To determine the motion transfer for the Helix mattress, we did a test by dropping a 10 –pound steel ball from 12, 8 and 4 inches high then measured the intensity of disturbance on the other side. The four inch ball drop showed negligible disturbance. For the 12-inch ball drop there was a noticeable disturbance but not significant enough to cause the sleeper poor sleep.
We are impressed that despite the bounce noted in the Helix mattress, it arrests motion transfer so well. This is made even better by the individual wrapping of the microcoils since this means that they can work independently of each other, thus improving on motion isolation.
Sometimes, you may see the need to use the entire surface of the mattress, maybe when sleeping as partners or just for the love of sleeping at the edge. As such, it would be important to determine how much support you can expect to find at the edge. It should be firm enough to offer the right support but at the same time remain sift enough for a comfortable feel.
It would be noted that foam mattresses usually do not offer much satisfaction on edge support. We therefore saw the need to look into the Helix mattress and what it has to offer.
Lying just near the edge, you will noticeably feel evenly supported right from the center to the edge of the mattress. With this position you do not feel as if you would suddenly roll over. Even when lying just at the edge, you would still feel some firm support beneath as you do not sink too much into the mattress. Even when you hang off the mattress, you will still feel some significant compression but still supported nevertheless.
When sitting at the edge of the mattress to mimick your morning routine of putting on your shoes, some notable compression is also realized. However, this is expected for a bed in a box mattress but Helix seems to set it par higher compared to the others of its type in the market.
Advantages and disadvantages of Helix mattress
Just the right mattress for those who are unsure of what they are looking for, thanks to the revolutionary quiz
Accommodates a wide range of options and preferences
Has effective microcoils that help in keeping the mattress cool
Takes just a few days to decompress
No middlemen involved and you get a great bargain straight from factory to your doorstep
Ideal for partners with different preferences
Exemplar customer service
Not ideal for those who prefer a specific feel and type of mattress
Some complaints about the cover being too thin and bunches
Warranty and sleep trails
Helix offer up to 10 nights of trial and you get full refund in case it does not meet your expectations. This is a standard period for most mattresses. Notably, you get free shipping for your purchase, conveniently delivered in a nice looking box. On Warranty, the company offers up to ten years. This warranty covers any manufacturing defects that may arise within this period.
It should be noted that all Helix foams feature Certi-PUR US classification. This should give you the confidence that the foams meet world-calls classification and do not have any harmful chemicals. The fact that the mattress is made in the USA is prove enough that quality is checked and assured to meet the preferences of a majority of sleepers.
Eve is a combo foam mattress that features layers of polyfoam and memory foam to come up with a balanced feel. Its design meets a universal comfort description and this means it fits onto most sleep preferences.
Designed in Britain, the Eve mattress gives you all the benefits you would expect to get in a foam mattress like sleeping cool while at the same time helping relief pressure to give you a sound sleep all night.
Eve took its time to come up with this unique design; 70,000 prototypes and four years later, they finally got it right and came up with a mattress worth going for.
Construction and materials
The Eve mattress, being an all-foam mattress is made for comfort and all its layers are aimed at providing you with the most convenient sleeping experience. It measures a depth of 24 centimeters. Its most notable layers are:
The Eve mattress features a polyester cover, giving it a stretchy, soft and breathable finish. You will not miss to notice the side panels that stand out in its bright yellow color. The side panels help protect the mattress from external factors and thus is made from a firm fabric. In fact, these side panels help much when moving the mattress.
Eve mattress’ cover is aesthetically different in that it features two distinct colors; white on the top section and yellow on the side panels, making it the most colorful cover for a mattress. However, the yellow color can sometimes be overwhelming for some sleepers who may prefer other colors.
The two-way stretch polyester used to make the cover is not only resilient but also elastic enough to enable it stay soft enough while at the same time leaving enough room for the memory foam under it to stand out too.
The top layer
Eve saw the need to use a contouring memory form for a top layer. This 1.5-inch memory form layer has been designed to offer cooling, comfort bounce and pressure relief to the sleeper. As much as it may take some more time than other materials to reform once you remove the pressure, this is pretty quick for a memory foam.
The middle layer
The middle layer, also known as the pressure relief layer measures just under 1.5 inches thick and is made of polyurethane foam. This is where the main support for the sleeper comes in. As the sleeper sinks deeper into the mattress from the top layer, the middle layer provides the much needed support and this prevents you from sinking in too much.
On the other hand, the layer is also made to breathe much easily and this means that good airflow is expected and it does pretty fine on heat retention.
The bottom or base layer is a rigid 6.5-inch support layer that acts as the foundation for the mattress. As such, it helps provide and keep the overall shape of the mattress. Additionally, the layer also offers the deep compression support to the mattress. With just the right degree of bounce, this blended mattress unit presses back to its initial position, thanks to the firm base layer.
Notably, the Eve mattress offers a slightly firmer feel. This generally tells you that there is a subdued level of hug and sinkage. While the top layer helps in hugging the sleeper, it does so in a way that you do not feel trapped or stuck into the mattress.
With Eve’s design where the memory foam lies on top of the polyurethane foam, you practically get the best of both worlds. This basically means that apart from getting just the right pressure relief and great support, you also have an added support, thanks to the polyurethane foam beneath.
Unlike in most memory foams where you would expect to feel instant sinkage, Eve has some notable delay. As you lie on the Eve mattress, you will notice that the level of sinkage is gradual.
The level of support offered by the Eve mattress is satisfactorily impressive. All through our firmness test, we experienced equal support in each position. Interestingly, even stomach sleepers will find no problem sleeping on their side, thank to the mattresses all-soft feel to the edges.
With the pressure relieving quality from the mattress you can be sure to feel flexible and thus experience a comfortable feel all through your sleep.
Bounce and support
If there is one area that Eve has focused to improve on, then it is its bounce. They managed to do this by making foam layer improvements. If you are hoping to get a mattress that will help spruce up your amorous activities, then this is worth considering. It is also ideal for sleepers who go through a hard time trying to get in and out of bed.
With such an effective level of bounce in a foam mattress, you basically have a plus, but the same may not be said about motion transfer. It would be noted that the slightly form feel of the Eve mattress, coupled with its foams basically drives motions transfer and bounce.
With these features in place, Eve mattress has the ability to transfer energy all through the whole mattress. Well, motion transfer may not be on the same level with latex or coil mattresses but it does project more, compared to the standard memory foam mattresses.
The Eve mattress feature s notable level of sinkage and you can expect this in most areas of the mattress. While sitting on the side of the mattress with knees just against the edge you will notice a bit of sinkage take effect but you can still feel some pretty good support. Moving your knees further from the mattress however, you will tend to sink in a bit more.
Notably, we realized that compressing the corner of the mattress with your hands is pretty easy. However, this is not unusual for foam products as they are known not to do too well on edge support. If you are heavier, then you may need to consider larger models to offer you just the right edge support. For a lighter user however, this mattress performs just fine in regard edge.
When dealing with brand new products, offgassing is a common phenomenon and it is no different when it comes to mattresses. Research shows that offgassing occurred during the temporary release of volatile organic compounds.In this regard, we noted that the Eve mattress does have off gassing issues.
However, you may not notice much of an unpleasant chemical smell when opening the product. You will notice a faint odor but this will only last a few hours and you will be good to go. Considering that the Eve mattress is CertiPUR- US® certified, you need not worry about its safety standards.
Contrary to popular belief, sleeping hot does not equate a good sleep. Research shows that by sleeping cool, you tend to get a more comfortable and sound sleep all through the night.
One of the biggest issues faced by foam mattresses is the issue of sleeping hot. We therefore did a test for the Eve mattress, to determine how best it can perform in terms of sleeping cool. Lying on a mattress for 30 minutes at 64 degrees Fahrenheit in room temperature our testers sought to determine its temperature regulation.
Using a thermal imaging camera to record, it was noted that it tool around eight minutes before it cools down back to room temperature. This is good performance considering that an average foam mattress would usually take about 10 minutes.
The true test of any products in terms of its durability is usually dependent on tow basic parameters:
Based on these parameters, Eve performs its own internal testing that ultimately helps win over the trust of its consumers. This involves using a machine that simulates ten years wear and tear for the product.
During this test, it is noted that the mattress does pretty fine in maintaining its comfort and support. Therefore, you can expect to keep your mattress durable as long as you put in to the best of care.
With this being said however, we noted that the density of foam used is a little on the low compared to its equal counterparts and this may be its undoing in terms of its durability.
Advantages and disadvantages
The memory foam feel is balanced on both hug and sinkage
Flat smooth mattress cover with firm side panels
Good choice for back sleepers
Performs pretty fine on motion transfer
God customer service
Not too good with edge support
Low density foam
Notably, Eve offers up to 10 years of warranty. During this time, you can return your mattress and get your full refund in case you experienced genuine manufacturing defects.
What’ more, you also get to enjoy sleep trials of up to 100 nights. This covers for the chance that you may not get to lay on the mattress and test it at the store. In case, you are unlucky and fall on the 5 percent of Eve’s customers that do not get to keep the product, then you are assured of a full refund.
The Eight Sleep mattress is no doubt one of the most unusually revolutionary mattresses around. This is definitely one that stands out especially considering the fact that it does not only rely on material properties to offer you the perfect sleep but also makes use of technology. Ever thought of a mattress smart enough to track all your sleeping habits and patterns? Well, here you have it!
Eight Sleep is majorly driven by science and data. This explains why they made it their focus to come up with the most comprehensive sleep improvement and measurement system. With a clear understanding of the sleeper’s needs in terms of challenges faced as they see the most comfortable sleep, Eight Sleep made it their business to introduce the world’s first smart bed.
The Eight Sleep smart mattress comes in three distinct versions, interestingly named after three of our most common planets. These are:
For the sake of this review however, we will focus on the Jupiter.
Cover and Layers
As much as many would take it for granted it is always critical that you understand what the contents of your mattress in terms of its layers. Usually, you may find yourself pushed to the wall by the sweet talk from salesmen who try their best to deflect your focus from asking pertinent questions with their special deals and aesthetics. The best thing about shopping online however, is the fact that you have all the time in the world to check critically and make worthy comparisons. So what’s inside the Jupiter version of the Eight Sleep mattress?
The mattress cover makes use of a blend between polyester yarns and Silica Murtzco that works for flame retardancy. There is nothing much to talk about in terms of its design, other than the notable small dots all across the surface. Notably, it is also pretty thin and can be prone to bunching in case some pressure is applied. This thin design however was put in place for a good reason. The mattress cover allows you to engage more effectively with the mattress foams underneath, especially if you choose to use the smart cover.
The whole mattress is divided into four distinct layers.
The comfort layer – This is 2 inches of reactive poly foam. Its design is made to allow for a good bounce just like latex but at the same time maintain the feel of a foam mattress.
Contouring layer – This stands just below the comfort layer and helps support the upper layer in offering a good bounce and support. With a combination of the two layers, you get to reap the benefits of memory foam while at the same time maintain mobility.
Transitional layer - The comfort layers are specifically designed to offer contouring and cooling. As you move further in to the third layer, you will notice foams specifically focused on support. This starts right from the supportive transition poly foam. It is meant to help in proper distribution of weight apart from being a transitional layer between the comfort layers at the top and the base layer.
The base layer – This is made of high density foam and stands at 4 inches thick. This layer helps provide overall durability to the mattress. It adds just the right amount of firmness to the mattress and most importantly, it is breathable. With this base layer, the mattress maintains its distinct shape.
How “Smart” Is The Eight Sleep Mattress Cover?
One thing that sets the Eight Sleep mattress cover is its ‘smart’ properties that make use of technology to offer you even better sleep. It is designed complete with movement and information gathering sensors all though the cover and these synch to a sleep app that is compatible with both android and iPhones.
Each morning, you will be met with a customized report already compiled through the night based on your sleep pattern. This helps give insight on how your sleep was. As such, you will be in a position to view your sleep trends in terms of the instances you woke up, when you got into REM and how long you were there.
You will also get reports on your breathing, heartbeat and such interesting insights. In fact, the app can even help you perform an experiment that will let you know how things like taking caffeine or exercise affects your sleep.
The smart cover also syncs with other smart systems in your household through Wi-Fi. This therefore gives you many options to go for in terms of customizing your sleep environment. The other notable feature in the cover is the multi-setting white noise player that helps you get to sleep much easily. You will also notice a warming feature that also has a timer and it works independently for each of your bed’s sides. This means that if you are sleeping with a partner, each of you can choose their ideal temperature specifications.
With the inbuilt sensors, you have a rare opportunity to track your stages of sleep and even determine if you have a deep or light sleep. The best thing about the top layer of this mattress’ cover is that it can be unzipped and therefore washable. However, the bottom layer should not be washed since this is where all the electronics are located
Eight Sleep Mattress Firmness and Sinkage
As much as Eight Sleep comes in different models meant to diversity the firmness levels, Jupiter+ comes in a distinct one firmness setting.
To make a test how this mattress would perform on sinkage, we used a 130 pounds tester directly to cover an area of around 9 by 7 inches. With this, we noticed that this sleeper sunk in about 6 inches and so this puts this mattress on the firm end of the test spectrum.
Notably, the indentation load reflection at each of its layers are proprietary. With this test however, you have an idea of how firm this mattress can be.
As such, on a scale of one to ten where ten is on the extreme firm while one is on the extreme plush, we would rate the Jupiter+ a 6.5. This basically means that stomach sleepers as well as those with more weight can comfortably use this mattress.
Feel and Comfort
Now that we have an idea of what constitutes the Jupiter+ mattress, it’s high time we looked at how its blend of materials affects the overall feel. As you lay down on the mattress, you can definitely feel the memory foam beneath you. We also notice the quick contour that usually happens to your body for this type of mattress but this aspect resumes to its form pretty quickly as you release pressure.
While some may try to test the firmness of a mattress by pushing into the mattress with the hand, this may not really work efficiently with this mattress as you cannot detect the memory form. So the best way to do this is to lie down.
As you lie on your side, you will notice that the mattress clearly conforms to your shoulder and pelvic areas. This therefore means that the mattress can easily release the pressure points usually associated with these areas.
We believe that Eight Sleep did a pretty good job when it comes to creating a product that overcomes the common challenge of pressure points by offering that extra amount of bounce courtesy of its reactive poly foam found in the first layer.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Extremely comfy with great body support
Use of smart technology ensures you track your sleep pattern
Bed warming works independently on both sides of the bed
Pressure relief without feeling stuck
Home integration through IFTTT
Comes in one firmness level
Sleep Trial, Warranty and Shipping
Eight Sleep offers 100 nights of trial. In case of any issue that becomes uncomfortable for you to sleep on the mattress, Eight Sleep will make arrangements with you on how best to dispose the mattress. When this happens, there are no shipping fees and you get your full refund. In case you decide to purchase the tracking technology together with your mattress, this will also be included in the trial package. Notably, the smart technology comes in two pieces. You can therefore return each of them separately for a partial refund.
Eight Sleep offers a warranty of 10 years. In case you encounter any manufacturing defect in the mattress within this period, you are free to return it back for a refund. However, research shows that customers of the mattress feel that considering the much that this mattress promises, especially on technology, its warranty period ought to improved.
The company does shipping for free in the United States and you can expect to get your package within 7 days. The mattress is neatly packages in an easy-to-open box and you can expect to take a few minutes to unbox it.
Generally, this is a mattress to go for especially considering the digital generation that is more conscious about what technology can do.
As much as mattresses are built to provide comfort, sometimes it can be disastrous if you sleep on one side for far too long. This is especially so for patients confined to a bed for longer periods, thus leading to bed sores.
What causes bed sores?
Before we look at some of the best mattresses that prevent bedsores, it is only logical that you understand just how these pressure ulcers come about. Some of the common causes include the following:
Constriction and pinching of blood vessels at certain pressure spots leading to oxygen deficiency to tissues
Skin and mattress friction
Extended immobility leading to bending and stretching of blood vessels
Some of the common regions you would expect bed sores to develop include the following:
Sides and back of the head
Shoulders and shoulder blades
Lower back and tail bones
The best mattresses that you can go for to help reduce the chances of getting bed sores are pressure relief mattresses. The following are some of the top pressure relief mattresses that help reduce the chances of getting bed sores.
1. Premium Guard Water Mattress
The use of water mattresses to prevent bed sores has been practiced since the 1800s. Water’s unique ability to distribute pressure evenly across the body by conforming to the user’s body is what makes this kind of mattress the most ideal.
Featuring a capacity of 250 pounds and measuring 68 x 32 inches, this mattress is usually placed on top of a conventional mattress; this could be in hospital or at home.
This water mattress is made for durability and strength through its double sealed vinyl seams. They are easy to clean and only needs some soft wipes and mild detergent.
Internally, this mattress features three baffles. These can be in form of cylinders, hydraulic cells of fiber. They are placed into the mattress to help control the water’s wave action, and in the long run providing extra support.
2. Care Guard APP Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad
This is not a mattress per se but an overlay the can be placed on any conventional mattress to help prevent the development of bed sores.
With the mattress overlay, you can inflate or deflate individual air cells to help encourage movement, thus reducing long pressure periods on spots where sores are known to develop.
It features an alternating pressure pump with multiples pressure settings that aid in achieving more precise pain relief and comfort.
This mattress overlay also features durable flaps wrapped under the mattress forming a unique feature to the care Guard Pad. The pads help increase stability that helps reduce the chances of the pad shifting or sliding during a patient’s movement.
Considering that the flaps help hold the mattress in place, you do not need to worry about the patient slipping or struggling to make adjustment in their position. This is especially ideal for immobile patients who need help to move. Other features include:
A 250-pound weight capacity
Therapeutic 5-Zone Support Mattress
This is a low tech pressure relief mattress made by Drive medical. It fuses two major features:
These two help to offer optimum comfort and support.
Zoning involves separating a mattress into several sections that give varying levels of support. Instead of using just one level of support and firmness all through, a zoned mattress has varying levels to help cater for the different contours of your body.
Specifically, the area under the hips is made firmer considering hips are the heavier areas when a patient is sleeping. On the other hand, the areas that fall under the shoulder are usually made soft since shoulders protrude during sleep.
A cross-cut mattress on the other hand has cells that help move the patient’s body around, unlike the conventional mattresses that usually resist such movement. This in essence reduces the pulling that usually happens on the outer layer of the skin when a patient moves against the mattress.
Other notable features of ten mattresses include:
Crosscut resilient foam to prevent shear
Waterproof, zippered and fire retardant nylon cover
Weight capacity of 350 pounds
Vapor permeable, thus breathable
3. Alternating pressure mattress by Vive
Vive’s alternating pressure mattress is designed to work as a stand-alone mattress, helping reduce chances of bed sores and ulcers. Apart from distributing weight all through the bed, it also offers a customized feel through adjustable pressure levels. The user can have a sound sleep, thanks to its ultra-quite pump. It also features a waterproof layer that makes it easier to clean up.
This mattress can hold up pressure for up to 24 hours and can support up to 400 pounds of weight.
4. The Sleep Innovations Gel Swirl Memory Foam
This 12-inch thick gel swirl mattress is manufactured by Sleep innovations as a memory foam mattress. The perfect combination of the cooling gel and the memory foam helps offer quality rest and sleep experience.
Featuring a three layer design, this mattress has the top comfort layer made from 2-inch memory foam with gel swirled. The second layer features an air channel foam measuring 2.5 inches thick while the third support foam helps in the general support and comfort of the foam and measures 8 inches thick.
This mattress is specially designed to offer pressure relief, thanks to its therapeutic properties that ensure the right spinal alignment while also preventing ulcerations. What’s more, this mattress fuses the properties of both the gel and the memory foam mattress to give you the best of both worlds.
While the conventional foam is known to retain heat, leading to turning and tossing around at night, the gel foam presents a cooler feel pleasant to touch and significantly comfortable due to the increased airflow.
For patients, muscle recovery is vital in the healing process. This mattress is specifically made to offer just that since it contours around your body and maintains its shape for much longer.
Other notable benefits include:
Perfect for co-sleeping
Comes with 20-year warranty
The poly-cotton cover is easily hand or machine-washed
Meets the requirements of flammability open flame standards
5. ROHO Prodigy Mattress Overlay System
This mattress overlay system is specifically preferable to those who love low-tech pressure relief system. It measures 81.75”x36”x2.5 and made from polyvinyl; a flame-resistant material.
This is most ideal not only in preventing bed sores but also for would protection to patients with stage one or two decubitus ulcers or those with risk of skin breakdown.
The mattress features a 3-inch surface made up of individual cells of air. It also provides adjustment for these cell to dual action hand pump, also included in the package.
Considering that it is made up of three interlocking sections, it is possible to adjust a patient to different positions with ease. Notably, the air cell in each of the three segments can be independently adjusted to offer maximum pain relief and comfort.
6. Med Aire Alternating Pressure Pump with Pad System
Med Aire‘s alternating Pressure Pump is a modern high-tech mattress made from comfortable and long-lasting heavy gauge vinyl. With an easy-to-change filter and a built-in bracket the pump easily mounts to the bed.
This alternating pressure pump with pad system features 130 cells that are individually inflatable and thus can be deflated or inflated at intervals of 5 minutes. This eventually ensures that at no point is pressure exerted on a single area of your body for long.
Other notable features for this mattress include:
A 4 liter-per-minute variable pressure pump
Measures 78x36x2.5 inches
3000 pounds of weight capacity
Easy to change filter
What to look out for when buying pressure relief mattresses
Having looked at the list of mattresses that best work to prevent bed sores, it would be notable that not any of these would work best for all patients. It is therefore advisable that you consider several factors that will lead you to picking the best mattress for the patient. Some of the questions that may help include the following:
How is the patient’s mobility?
Is there any previous pressure sores history?
What are the possible risk factors?
How is the patient’s ability on balance?
With this in place, you will be in a better position to choose the best mattress. This would usually be accompanied by advice from a health professional.
Remember, size also matters when choosing the best pressure relief mattress. While some are made to stand alone, others are meant be used with the conventional mattresses. Getting the right size therefore means more comfort to the patient.
You may also see the need to take other safety measures like using a static perimeter, especially for patients prone to falling off the bed. Other safety measures, especially for air mattresses may include power outage protection to avoid automatic deflation in case power goes off.
Nest bedding saw the need to match other online mattress in offering up to 101 nights of free trial. During this time, you can return your mattress for a full refund if for any reason you realize that it is not the best fit for you.
Made of high-quality materials, the Alexander mattress has no chemical smell and features a superior design.
Notably, the Alexander Signature Series has another version dubbed the Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress. This version oozes comfort, thanks to its individually wrapped coils that offer an exquisite blend of support while at the same time offering just the right pressure relief courtesy of its copper-infused memory foam.
Nest Alexander Signature Series- Construction, Design & Materials
To have a better understanding of the Alexander Signature series, it is only fair that we look at how this mattress is constructed.
As we already mentioned, the Alexander mattress relies on its memory foam to attain a luxurious feel and this is the same reason its pressure relief abilities are exemplary.
Notably, memory foams are known to have high affinity for body heat and so, we will be keen to look at how the Alexander Signature series performs on this front. Some of the notable layers you can expect to find in this mattress are:
The Alexander Signature series features a blend of both cotton and polyester to make the cover. The upper part of the cover is pretty thin, and this makes it breathable, thus helping in temperature regulation.
Notably, there is a distinctive 2-inch layer of foam, expertly quilted into the cover, give you almost a pillow-top effect, thus making it as plush as it gets. This makes the mattress’ initial feel comfortably soft. This is one of the measures taken by the manufacturer to give the mattress pressure relieving properties.
At this point, we will not be fair if we do not mention that this mattress features three firmness levels; luxury, medium and soft.
There is a distinct variety in each of these levels based on the materials used and overall construction. For the sake of this review thought, we will be focusing more on the medium firmness level.
The Comfort Layer
The comfort layer here is a 4-inch construction of gel memory foam.
Research shows that gel memory foam helps to regulate pressure and this is made even better with the regular memory foam that is known to trap in too much heat. This eventually results in your sleeping much cooler as the gel infusion pulls the heat away from your body.
Nest Bedding was articulate enough to place a thick layer of memory foam as close as possible to the sleeping surface as this ensures that you experience just the right pressure relieving properties of the soft material.
This layer responds slowly to pressure and gives the mattress just the right body contouring.
Visco Foam Layer
This layer forms an additional inch of memory foam that is also expected to help relieve pressure much further.
With this layer in place, you will experience the sinking feeling a bit more, something that is synonymous with memory foam mattresses. This layer changes the feel of the mattress right from the memory foam on top.
This 1-inch polyurethane foam layer is specifically made to help provide you with some initial support, even as you sink into the mattress.
It basically works as a transitional layer from the soft memory foam just above it to the base layer below. As such, you do not notice a sudden change in feeling as you sink further into the mattress.
This is 4 inches of high density polyfoam. Its main function is to provide basic foundation to the mattress, supporting not only the layers above it but also the sleeper.
The base layer is basically the source of the mattress’ shape and structure and also helps give the much desired durability to the mattress.
Nest Alexander Signature Series Firmness Test
Firmness is what can make or break the viability of a mattress. As such, most manufactures are careful not to mess on this aspect. This is no different when it comes to Nest Bedding that has seen the need to offer variety in regards to firmness levels.
Before we specifically focus on the Alexander Signature series, it is only fair that we look at the other firmness levels offered by the company. As already noted, the Alexander Signature series basically comes in two version; luxury firm and soft versions.
The mattress’ soft version features 1.5 inches of quilted cover with 2 inches of gel memory foam under it for a comfort layer. This is then followed by 2-ich Visco foam that sits just above the 3-inch transition polyfoam layer. A 4 inch base layer of high density polyfoam then completes the construction.
On the other hand, the Alexander Signature Luxury Firm consists of three total foam layers. Its base features a 6-inch high density polyfoam.
With a simple press on the Alexander Signature Series, you would notice an initial feel courtesy of the soft quilted top cover.
Once you push it through further, you will feel the gel memory foam under it and almost immediately, the contouring aspect of the mattress sets in at this point. The perfect combination of a thick memory form layer and a quilted cover is recipe for good pressure relief.
This being the medium version of the mattress in terms of its firmness, it is expected to appeal to most sleepers. This is especially so for side sleepers whose hips and shoulders tend to sink in more. On the other hand, the stomach and back sleepers may prefer the firmer version that will help align their spine properly.
With this mattress, you are assured of a perfect balance of both support and pressure relief and is therefore ideal for sleepers who do not have specific sleeping needs or the need to roll over at night in the name of changing positions.
Nest Alexander Signature Series Motion Transfer Test
If you expect to share your bed with someone else, be it your partner, friend or frequent visitors, it will only make sense if you lay more emphasis on motion transfer properties of the mattress you buy.
This way, you will get to know how it feels when they roll or get on and off the bed.
In order to determine how best it performs on this front, we did several tests where we dropped a 10lb steel ball from heights of 12, 8 and 4 inches while measuring the amount of disturbance each of these causes on the far end of the mattress.
These tests show that the mattress does pretty well in trapping in motion, thanks to the thick memory form layer on top. With a 4-inch drop that mimics someone rolling over or changing positions, there was little motion detectable on the other side.
For the 12 inch drop that represents someone jumping into the bed, there is a considerable disturbance but luckily, it dies down quickly.
Edge Support Test
If for any reason you will need to use the entire surface of the mattress, then it would be important that you consider its support at the edges.
For Alexander Signature series, its edge support is pretty impressive for a memory. Having tested other mattresses before that had less then desirable results, we are glad that the Alexander Signature series does not disappoint.
The mattress features a pretty form edge, thanks to the base layer that acts just like a box spring. In the morning when putting on your socks, you can comfortably sit on the edge without necessarily sinking in.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Super soft to the touch
A variety of firmness levels available
No smell whatsoever
Multiple support and comfort layers ensures the right firmness and durability
Designed by Joe Alexander, a mattress expert
Too heavy to move around easily
A little pricey
Warranty, sleep trial and shipping
Nest bedding saw the need to match other online mattress in offering up to 101 nights of free trial. During this time, you can return your mattress for a full refund if for any reason you realize that it is not the best fit for you.
The best thing about mattresses from Nest Bedding is that you get access to financing; this means that you can commit to making monthly payments rather than a one off payment. This is especially ideal for those working in a tight budget.
The company’s joy is to see its customers happy, and this informs its decision to offer a lifetime warranty for its mattresses. This is a feat that can be achieved by few in the industry. It is also an indication of how confident the company is about its product in terms of durability. To top it all, the company offers free shipping within the United States and your mattress will arrive compressed in a box.
Bedbugs are little creatures but can become a great nuisance to sleep once they invade your bed. As such, it is important to take this into consideration when shopping for a mattress.
One of the common mattresses on the market today is the air mattress, but can bedbugs live in an air mattress?
Well, to answer this question, it is important to understand the conditions conducive for bedbugs to live in. To start with, bedbugs love to stay in dark places. This is where they will lay eggs and make a little colony. They can also burrow into fabrics and make a home in regions with little disturbance and out of sight.
So, is it possible for bedbugs to live in an air mattress?
Not really. This is because an air mattress is majorly made from rubber and therefore do not have any preferable material for bedbugs to live in.
However, this is not to mean that by getting an air mattress, you will get rid of bedbugs completely. Notably, they can still survive in other regions like:
Heads of bed screws
Under picture frames
What to do about bedbugs
By replacing your previous mattress with an air mattress, you are one step ahead in your bid to get rid of these little blood-suckers. Make sure that you get an air mattress with an inflator.
The last thing you would want to experience is an attack from bedbugs that crawl out of their hiding seeking to suck your blood and you also end up spreading them all over the house.
Apart from getting an air mattress, it is also advisable that you get a mattress encasement to help lock out the bugs.
Which bed frames work best with air mattresses to of bedbugs?
Having noticed that getting a good air mattress and use it on the wrong bed frame is pointless in regards to getting rid of bedbugs, it is important to consider replacing your old bed frames.
Bed bugs especially love wooden frames as they live and breed in between the joints. In this regard, we would most prefer that you go for a metal bed frame as this deters the bugs.
Apart from all these measures, however, you also need to take care of the source. Bed bugs do not just show up out of nowhere. They can come in through old stuff introduced into the house or even from visiting guests.
With an air mattress, always ensure that it is properly inflated and fits into the bed. This leaves no room for any bugs finding their way into the bed frame joints. It is recommended that you re-inflate the mattress at least twice a week.
As tiny as they are, bedbugs can be a great bother to your sleep. Before introducing air mattress, ensure that you get the right fumigations services to help you get rid of them once and for all. This will mean near zero chance of them getting back especially with the air mattress in place.
The Layla mattress is one of the few flippable all-foam mattresses available in the market today. This double-sided mattress ensures that the sleeper gets to choose between two firmness levels by determining the side that faces up.
The Layla mattress oozes versatility that appeals to most sleepers. The perfect combination of two firmness levels, technology and a partnership with experienced bedding experts gives birth to the Layla mattress.
Notably, Layla is not just any other copycat mattress company. It sets itself apart, thanks to its 3 unique features:
The first mattress in its category to combine memory foam with copper
Two-sided with two firmness levels
Features the THERMOgel technology
Read on for our full Layla mattress review.
Our thorough review process found that Layla Sleep should be awesome for you if…
You are looking for a budget plush and soft mattress
You are into memory foam mattresses (You like the feeling of sinking into a mattress)
You have pressure points that need to be gently cushioned against.
You share your bed with a partner and want to limit the movement you feel when your partner turns
The Layla Mattress is especially a good pick for back sleepers, irrespective of how much your body weighs. The mattress will also perform very well for you if you sleep on your side.
Construction and materials
As much as the Layla mattress still falls under a memory foam mattress, it clearly stands out from the crowd, thanks to the specific type and amount of memory foam used.
Unlike the conventional mattresses that usually use anything between half an inch to two inches for its basic viscoelastic memory foam, the Layla mattress stands out with its 4-inch high-density premium memory foam.
Apart from the high-density memory foam, the Layla mattress is known for its copper infusion into the memory foam. According to research, such an addition to a mattress helps the sleeper in reducing joint inflammation pains, improving blood flow and most of all keep you cool while sleeping.
Copper is also known to be a good thermal conductor. This basically means that as you sleep, it will transfer heat from its high concentration (your body) and dissipate it to a place with a lower concentration (your room). This basically results in the sleeper feeling a constant cooling sensation.
The Layla mattress is made up of 4 different layers. This enables it to hold up the double-sided design. Some of its notable sections include:
Layla mattress features a polyester cover blended to give you a cozy feeling. Apart from this, it also has a gel infusion that helps the sleeper in regulating temperature and keeping the mattress cool at all times.
Notably, the cover has a zipper and is fully removable, thus making it convenient to dry clean.
On the softer side of the mattress, the comfort layer features three-inch copper infused memory foam, measuring 3.5lb. For a memory foam, this is pretty thick and thus makes it soft enough for the sleep to comfortably sink in and relief pressure.
With this material on the soft comfort, you will experience a slow pressure response while at the same time providing a contouring feel to the whole mattress. Usually, memory foam mattresses are known to trap body heat but for Layla, the copper infusion helps in keeping the mattress cool.
This 2-inch layer of polyfoam is situated just below the comfort layer with a density of 1.8 lb. Apart from acting as a transition between the soft comfort and the base layer below, it also offer some notable support for the mattress.
We also noticed that the makers of Layla mattress convoluted the transition layer with an egg-crate design. This helps in allowing air flow through the mattress and this ensures constant temperature regulation.
The support layer of Layla mattress oozes strength, thanks to its high density, 2-pound polyfoam. This layer is designed to offer just the right support no matter the side of the mattress the sleeper decides to use. This is where the mattress gets its distinct shape. What’s more, its quick response to pressure is unmatched.
Firm comfort layer
On the firm side of the mattress, the form comfort layer features one inch of copper-infused memory foam just like in the soft side of the mattress. By using one inch of memory foam, Layla ensures that the sleeper does not sink in too far when using this side but will feel just the right contouring nevertheless.
Notably, this side is made firmer by the fact that there is no transition that stands between the support and the comfort layers.
By pressing into the softer side of the mattress, we noticed that the memory foam had a pretty easy compression. As you push your hands even further into the foam, your hands will sink even more and you will feel the memory contouring engulf you.
By pressing the firm side by hand, you will still notice some form of contouring. However, you will also notice the quick transition from the soft memory foam getting into the firm support base under it. This is unlike the softer side where the softness goes in all through.
However, when it comes to firmness, this will be felt differently based on the sleeper, especially in regards to their weight. Nevertheless, there is not much really in regards to the difference in firmness of the two sides. While most flippable mattresses usually feature a substantial range of firmness, the Layla does not seem to follow this trend.
However, if you hope to change the firmness of the Layla, you may need to do more than just flipping it.
How to change the Firmness of the Layla mattress
Before you take out your Layla mattress from its box, please note that it is configured to the softer side by default. If this side does not excite you and need to change, you will need to do the following:
Remove the cover by unzipping it
Flip the mattress over with the firmer side facing the ceiling
Return back on the cover with the soft fabric side remaining on top
This process should not take more than ten minutes and you will be well on your way to enjoying the feel on your favorite side to sleep on.
In order to fully understand how much pressure relief the mattress can offer, a pressure test is essential. In regard to this test, we noticed that by lying on your back on the softer side of the mattress, you will notice some considerable weight distribution and thus low pressure all across the body.
While still lying on your back, you will tend to sink in tentatively as the memory foam contours your body. Notably, though, the memory foam responds slowly to pressure and it may take a little more effort when trying to change position.
Lying on your side, you will dig much further into the mattress due to the high concentration of weight over a smaller surface area. Usually, side sleepers are known to suffer from effects of pressure, especially on the hips and shoulders. However, Layla seems to have found a way to go round this by using thick layers of memory foam.
By sleeping on your stomach, the weight will still be distributed evenly, thus resulting in low pressure across the whole body. As much as stomach sleepers are known to face issues with sinking hips, Layla has the firm side of the mattress to take care of this.
Motion transfer in a mattress comes to mind if you are sharing it with a partner or friend. It is important to determine how much disturbance you are likely to experience in situations where the partners is getting out in or rolling around in bed.
As such, motion transfer test is important to help determine the intensity of detectable motion from one part of the mattress to the other.
Motion tests on the softer side of the Layla showed that the mattress does a pretty good job in isolating motion. This is however dependent on the weight of the sleeper.
Even with far much heavier users, tests show that the amount of disturbance created is not pronounced enough to a point of causing the other partner discomfort.
If for any reason you will need to use the entire surface of your mattress at some point, then it would be important to consider edge support. Foam mattresses are not known to do well in regards to offering the right edge support compared to the innerspring mattresses.
By lying at the edge of the mattress on your back, you will feel as though you are firmly compressing the mattress and this is expected of any soft foam mattress. The same sleeping position on the firm side of the mattress will see less compression through the top. This is because the transition is much quicker to the firm support layer.
Layla Mattress Warranty and Trial Period
Layla offers a guarantee of 120 trial nights to any of its customers. This trial begins right from the date of purchase. However, there is a two week break-in period during which you may not return your mattress.
On warranty, Layla seems to stand tall with its lifetime warranty for all its mattresses. During this time, the company is obligated to replace or repair any mattress deemed defective.
However, the warranty coverage will solely depend on how properly you use foundational support. However, Layla’s warranty does not include mattresses used for commercial purposes.
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If you are a snorer, you are probably looking for a way to resolve the problem, which can have serious effects on both your professional and personal life. One way of stopping snoring is to use a MAD or Mandibular Advancement Device, which functions by holding the lower jaw firmly in a forward position, preventing the airways from being restricted and the vibrations that result in snoring from occurring.
A MAD sits inside the mouth and pushes the jaw into position, tightening up the tissues and muscles and making the throat more open with the result that breathing is easier and noise-free. PureSleep is one of these MAD devices which has been designed by an experienced team under the helm of Dr Douglas Fenton, a dentist from San Francisco, to alleviate the problems caused by snoring. This affordable product offers excellent value for money and is very effective for the price. Let’s take a closer look at one of the most accurate Pure Sleep Reviews.
PureSleep Pros & Cons
Like all MAD appliances, the PureSleep has its own pros and cons. Here at this pure sleep review, we look at the advantages and disadvantages of this product:
An American made product
Lasts between 6 and 9 months
Comes with clear instructions
Has patented adjustability for a customized fit and better comfort
Boil & Bite technology
It is an FDA cleared prescription device for your health and safety
30 day money back guarantee
Helps prevent teeth grinding
Designed by a dentist
Affordable price with low shipping costs
Made by a reputable company
Free of BPA and latex
Incorporated air hole to allow mouth breathing
The device comes in 2 parts and the fitting process can be quite complicated
Users may find that they drool during use
Delivery can be quite slow on this product
You may experience some pain on initial use
Cleaning is not as simple as with some rival products
Cannot be used if you wear dentures or have loose teeth
Once it has been molded you cannot change the setting
What is PureSleep?
PureSleep is an MAD device which holds your jaw in a forward position to prevent the tongue falling back into the throat and thus causing an obstruction to the airways which causes snoring. PureSleep is a little different to most MADs as it is composed of two pieces rather than one.
The lower and upper pieces are connected using one of 3 settings and the setting you choose controls the amount that the lower jaw is pushed forward. Once you have connected the pieces you simply use the boil and bite technology to get a custom fit. While this allows for an excellent fit, it does mean that the setting is unable to be changed, so you will need to make sure you get it right on the first attempt.
It is also harder to clean than single piece devices due to the increased number of crevices which harbor bacteria. This product is FDA cleared and is manufactured in the USA using no latex or BPA. It also features airflow holes to allow for mouth-breathing during the night. It lasts for around 6 to 9 months before requiring replacing.
How Does It Work?
The PureSleep device is an MAD devices which addresses snoring by ensuring that the lower jaw is pushed forward and held in the correct position to keep the throat open. It also acts to keep the tongue firmly in place so that it is unable to fall backwards resulting in the vibrations that cause snoring. This oral appliance causes the muscles of the throat and jaw to tighten and thus reduces vibrations from the loose tissues. Thanks to the integrated airhole, breathing is easy throughout the night.
Unlike most other MAD appliances, the PureSleep arrives as 2 separate pieces and this means that you need to pay close attention when it comes to the fitting process. There are 3 positions to choose from to allow you to find the most comfortable fit, so take the time to choose a position that will not hurt your jaw as once you have finished the boil and bite part of the procedure you cannot remold the product.
Once you have chosen the position of your choice, simply snap both sections of the device together and put it into hot tap water to soften the moldable components. Remove the device from the water and allow it to cool to a safe temperature before putting it into your mouth and biting down to create a mold of your jaw and teeth. You should bite down for 45 seconds in order to allow it to set and cool effectively. Once this time has elapsed, put the device into cold water and it will set to a hard finish.
Does PureSleep Really Work?
As long as the PureSleep oral appliance is properly adjusted to a comfortable fit for you and correctly molded, it is an effective solution to snoring. Users have reported that their problem was greatly reduced and even was eradicated completely after trying this product. While some people experience some drooling and jaw pain, this generally subsides after a short period of use.
There is no doubt for those that find the perfect fit and use it as instructed, the PureSleep will get the job done. However, with so many other mouthpieces on the market, there is always the chance that there is another that will do the job better.
The PureSleep device was created by a dentist from San Francisco called Dr Douglas Fenton. As a snorer himself, he paired up with Noel Lindsay, a fellow sufferer, to work on a product that would resolve the problem. For around a decade, Dr Fenton had been prescribing mouthpieces to his patients to cure their snoring, however, these appliances cost around $400.
He therefore saw the potential of retailing anti-snoring mouthpieces at a much more affordable price, and so the PureSleep Company was established in 2007. While there have been some complaints filed about this company, these were mostly about shipping and billing, and these issues have now been fully resolved.
How Much Does PureSleep Cost?
Compared to many comparable devices, the PureSleep appliance represents a good value deal. With their Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer, you can purchase two devices for just $59.95, with shipping costs of just $10. This averages out at just $35 for a single device which is affordable.
Occasionally, you may also be able to take advantage of another special offer from the manufacturer where you pay just $9.95 plus shipping costs and you can try the device for 30 nights at which point you can return the device without having to pay any extra. If you are happy with the product, your card will be charged the full amount at the end of the 30 day period.
The PureSleep device is a good value solution for your snoring, made by an established and reputable company and designed by a professional dentist. It is manufactured in the USA using only safe materials that are free of both latex and BPA and it is an FDA cleared device.
Thanks to the integrated air holes, it is possible to breathe through your mouth while you sleep. There are 3 settings available with this product allowing you to obtain a custom fit, however, you are unable to remold the device a second time, and therefore it is important to get the right fit first time.
You should buy PureSleep if you are searching for a product at an affordable price that is effective in stopping snoring. It is an especially good deal if you can try the product for 30 days for just the cost of shipping to see if it meets your needs. However it is not the most comfortable product on the market and there may be alternatives that are easier to mold and also simpler to clean.
Better Alternatives to PureSleep
There are several other MAD devices which are simpler to clean and which offer more opportunities for remolding should you make a mistake on the first attempt. Read more
One such product is the VitalSleep which offers a micro-adjustment feature as well as coming in two sizes so you can select the one that best suits your mouth-size. Equipped with a generous air hole, the VitalSleep is also free of latex and BPA and has been cleared by the FDA. Coming in at the same price as PureSleep, the manufacturer will replace this product for a full year.
Another alternative is the SnoreRx device which has several excellent features including a large air hole and a solid single piece design. Designed by a qualified dentist, this product is cleared by the FDA and is free of latex and BPA. It is covered by a 30-day guarantee and will custom mold to your jaw in under 5 minutes. This device is also very affordable, with an offer of 2 for $88 with inclusive shipping.
A third alternative is the ZQuiet, which is in the same price bracket as the PureSleep but is more comfortable to wear. Ready to use straight from the box it features Living Hinge Technology which enables the wearer to move their mouth freely, being able to talk and even drink water while wearing it. Thanks to its airflow posts you can even breathe through you mouth during sleep, and it is produced from latex-free and BPA-free materials.
The PureSleep device is an affordable choice for anyone who is looking for a cost-effective way to stop their snoring problem. Made by a reputable company that has been in the industry for several years, this appliance has been designed by an experienced dentist and has been rated as very effective by the majority of users.
While there are some downsides to this product in that it can be tricky to adjust and cannot be remolded in the event of making a mistake on the first try, if you are able to achieve a comfortable fit on the initial attempt this is an efficient and comfortable product to wear. Thanks to the integrated breathing hole, this device is also a good choice for those who prefer to breathe through their mouth during the night.
It is also made from safe materials in the USA, with no BPA or latex, so you can be certain of no irritations or detrimental health consequences. In short, the PureSleep device is a good value stop snoring solution that is recommended by many users.
Forgive me if I am wrong.
But my guess is that you are reading this page because you have had enough of snoring. It is either you or your loved ones.
Statistics show that as much as 30% of guys who are aged 30 and above are snorers. And two-thirds of married couples report that their partner snores.
But is there a permanent solution to snoring?
This is one of the most common questions that we get from our readers.
While PureSleep is a moderately good anti snoring mouthpiece, it is by no chance my favorite. The two mouthpieces I have found to work surprisingly well are ZQuiet and GoodMorning Sleep Solution.
ZQuiet (which is our most recommended mouthpiece) uses a method that dentists have used for many years to cure patients snoring issues. It is engineered to work right out of the case with no preparation needed.
This is a much cheaper program than spending hundreds of dollars at the dentist.
The ZQuiet anti-snore solution has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration to safely and effectively treat snoring issues.
The main reason why most snore products don’t help is that they attempt to treat the problem from the back of the throat when the actual problem must be conquered at the lower jawline.
A widened airspace must be created in the back of the throat to prevent excess vibration of the surrounding soft tissue. And this is exactly what ZQuiet does. You can see how it works here.
The Goodmorning Snore Solution is a mouthpiece-based device that uses an innovative design and approach to address chronic snoring conditions without exerting some of the side effects that come along with other stop snoring solutions.
This anti snoring mouthpiece is extremely simple to use as one just needs to hold it between the thumb and a finger and keep it in between the front teeth and the lips.
The snoring mouthguard in a way acts as a plug that would not allow any air to enter the mouth cavity as you sleep. It is even easier to remove, as you just need to twist the tip of the device and remove it from the mouth.
The amazing thing about GMSS is that it is extremely comfortable to be worn overnight. As compared to the other devices of the same category, it is barely felt when one wears it.
You have probably come across PureSleep on ABC’s Good Morning America. It is marketed as the ultimate snoring solution for men, babies and women.
What you might not know is the interesting history behind this awesome snoring mouthpiece.
Pure Sleep was invented by Dr. Douglas Fenton, a dentist based in San Francisco. The idea was to come up with an effective, yet affordable snoring guard for his patients.
For more than a decade, Dr. Fenton had watched as physicians prescribe a similar device to patients. And believe it or not, most of the physicians would charge a whopping $400 for the simple snore guard.
Seeing an opportunity to create a more affordable and easily accessible anti-snoring device, Dr. Fenton went to work in his lab.
Pure Sleep was born. It is currently the number one selling mouthpiece for snoring.
PureSleep: Review and Unboxing
It is one thing to say that PureSleep is the bestselling mouthguard in the world. But does it really measure up to what the manufacturer says? How effective is it compared to other snoring mouthpieces?
PureSleep falls in the category of anti snore devices that are known as Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD).
Mandibular Advancement Devices open the airway by moving the lower job forward. This increases the size of the upper airway and reduces air resistance that contributes to snoring, and in some cases sleep apnea.
In essence, Pure Sleep reduces air turbulence and thus completely stops snoring.
I read all the PureSleep reviews on the official PureSleep website before I ordered this. But I still wanted to take it for a test drive.
I was a little bothered by the fact that I had to answer an unending list of questions (21 questions to be precise). Most of the questions are yes and no questions…but still… 21 questions seem to be a little on the high side when the concentration span of most of us has been on a gradual plummet.
Granted that the company uses the questions to measure whether you are a right fit for their device, I mastered enough patience to read and answer all questions accurately.
After going through all the questions, I was finally greeted with the order page, which is as confusing as the questions that you are supposed to answer. The order page shows the price as $59.90, which makes you wonder what happened to their $9.95 trial.
It is not until you get to the payment page that you are offered the option to choose whether you want to pay the full amount of the two snoring mouthguards upfront or whether you want to take the $9.95 trial first.
The checkout process was nightmarish; would the stop snoring devices be any better? I just had to wait and see.
The package arrived in the mail after a little over 72 hours. I was genuinely impressed with the speed with which it shipped, but would it live up to my expectations? Only the night would tell.
My Experience with the Pure Sleep Mouth Guard
PureSleep arrives in your mailbox as 2 separate pieces with instructions on how to assemble it to achieve a custom fit.
I have tried different anti snoring devices before, but I am still to see one that has the level of adjustment offered by PureSleep. Since we all have different jaw positions, it makes sense that all snoring mouthpieces should be adjustable.
But the level of customization that the device offers can be an advantage as well as a disadvantage. On the positive side, you are able to set the device to an almost perfect. But you can’t change the positions once you have set it.
It took me a little longer to decide on the position that would serve me the best. I approached the whole process with a lot of caution as I didn’t want to mess it up.
The time I spent deciding on a custom fit paid off at night. The moment I put the Pure Sleep anti-snoring device into my mouth ready for the night, it felt as if it was custom-manufactured for me!
The material, BPA and Latex free plastic, felt so smooth in my mouth. Needless to say, I woke up the following morning feeling well rested. My wife admitted that she didn’t hear me snoring.
I continued to test PureSleep over the next 7 days, and the more I used it, the more I became convinced that it was one of the most effective anti snoring mouthpieces. It is right there in the league of Zyppah and ZQuiet.
Preparing PureSleep Mouth Guard for First Time Use
To create a custom fit:
First select a position that feels comfortable yet keeps your lower jaw in the advanced position. NB: Choose your setting very carefully as it cannot be reversed once you select it.
Once you have selected a position, secure the device in place by snapping the upper and lower positions.
Heat a pot of tap water to the recommended temperature; drop the snoring mouthpiece in the water.
Remove from water and bite for a few seconds to mold PureSleep into your teeth’s shape.
It is possible that you will experience some discomfort within the first few days of use. This is normal with these types of devices. However, the discomfort should disappear after repeated use.
How the PureSleep Mouthpiece Works
The PureSleep anti snoring mouthguard, like many other snoring mouthpieces, works by pushing the lower jaw forward. It keeps the jaw in the right position, ensuring that your airways remain open.
Pros and Cons
PureSleep Mouthpiece was the second anti-snoring device that I was testing. I rather liked it. But I won’t lie that there are no facets of it that left me a little disappointed.
Here are what I would consider as the strengths and weaknesses of the device. If you’ve also tested PureSleep, kindly feel free to add to the reviews.
PureSleep Device Pros
I liked the fact that you can mold the device to fit your mouth
The free trial is definitely a plus (keep in mind that you have to pay for shipping)
Did I mention that PureSleep has an Air Hole that allows you to breathe through the mouth?
PureSleep is made from BPA- and Latex-free materials
It has clearance from the FDA
Once molded, the setting cannot be readjusted
First days of use cause jaw soriness
The complicated checkout process would have been a turn down if I didn’t need this so much
Should I get PureSleep?
Definitely. You have nothing to lose by trying it out. When shopping for a mouthpiece for snoring, the thing to keep in mind is that what works for me may not necessarily work for you.
There are more than 100 anti-snoring mouthpieces in the market, and without a good review, it becomes hard to decide which one you should buy. The best option is to take advantage of the various free trials offered by manufacturers, and personally take the devices for a test drive.
Should you buy the Zotto Mattress? Who is it for? Our unbiased Zotto Mattress Review answers these and more questions about this memory foam mattress.
The Zotto mattress hit the market through a KickStarter crowd sourced campaign and has since been on the lips of most memory foam mattress enthusiasts.
The mattress has been crafted to offer the sleeper comfortable sleep, thanks to its responsive feel, contouring hug and optimal temperature regulation. With four layers of foam making up its construction, this mattress is clearly focused on cooling technology.
Say Goodbye to Hot, Sleepless Nights- The proprietary Zotto ThermaPhase Technology reacts amazingly well to temperature fluctuations.
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The Zotto mattress features a ten-inch construction that includes four layers of an all-foam mattress, devoid of latex or other materials. Some of its notable proprietary features in the construction of this mattress include the CoolFlow foam and the ThermaPhase cooling technology that has been proven to offer thermoregulation. These help in providing top notch cooling and temperature regulation.
Notably, the manufacturer of the mattress did a perfect blend of memory foam and Springtex foam from the company to help bring in a workable mix between bounce and sinkage.
With this combination, you can be sure you have a mattress that is geared towards helping you do it all.
Zotto mattress’ cover is made from a blend of polyester and rayon. With this embossed design, the cover creates a thicker material that offers the sleeper a cozy feeling. The best part about the Zotto mattress cover is that it is removable and you can actually wash it separately with other beddings.
The Zotto mattress features the following layers
This is the top layer with a thickness of 2 inches, made from ThermaPhase material, the company’s patent. This material makes use of 2 different phase-change designs that focus on different levels of temperature on the same mattress.
With this layer, you can be sure to determine the best sleeping temperature that suits you since it offers unmatched comfort and cooling for all types of sleepers.
Just as its name suggests, the support layer is designed to offer support to the body by ensuring that there is an even weight distribution as well as a comfortable spinal alignment. With a thickness of 2 inches, and made up of CoolFlow memory foam, the support layer helps provide up to 95 percent increase in airflow to help in cooling too.
The transition layer is also 2 inches thick and is made to work as a transition between the top support layer and the base. The transitional layer gives the mattress the desired responsiveness and bounce. On the other hand, the transition layer also helps minimize motion transfer since connects the firms base with the top part of the mattress.
Unlike the other three, the base or foundation layer is 4 inches thick, made from high-density polyfoam. In fact, this is the layer that gives form and structure to the mattress and acts as a source of support for the whole system.
Generally, we found the Zotto mattress fairly medium on softness. On a firmness scale of 10, it should come in at around 5 or 6.
As you hit the top cover, you would notice a plush and soft feel but as you sink further, into the comfort layers, you will feel the form support offers by the rest of the layers underneath.
In regard, to support, we noticed that Zotto does generally well, especially considering how it distributes weight, thanks to the combination of the several foam layers.
However, you would generally feel that the mattress is a little too soft during the initial stages of using it but after a while, its true identity comes out and will offer just the right firmness and support regardless of your sleeping position.
Considering how easily this mattress sinks in on the first touch, it would best suit those sleepers who want to feel that they are sleeping “in” the mattress. It also helps that this kind of softness provides just the right pressure relieving sinkage, not forgetting the much need body contouring.
Zotto Mattress Comfort Test
Nothing beats the need for comfort when shopping for a mattress. As such, Zotto tries to meet this need by balancing between lighter and heavier sleepers in its construction.
While sleepers with heavier weights will enjoy the soft cradles and hugs, the lighter ones benefit from the fact that they are well supported as they do not have to sink in too much.
The foam layers on the Zotto Mattress are made to offer enough give to enable it to mold into your body while at the same time ensuring that you do not feel stuck while sleeping.
Right from the foam layers to the gel comfort layer, you will notice a moderate amount of responsiveness and this helps it adapt to any changes in regard to sleep positions.
Zotto is one of the coolest mattresses you can expect to find in the market today. In fact, the recent updates by the company to remove the copper that had been previously infused into the top comfort layer and include the revolutionary ThermaPhase cooling technology serves to help bring in the cooling effect on the mattress.
Through the Cool Flow foam and the ThermaPhase technology, the Zotto mattress does pretty well in preventing heat buildup, thanks to the properties of the materials that make up the mattress.
The manufacturer took into consideration the various preferences of sleepers and thus saw the need to use various phase-change materials to help in temperature regulation.
Sleeping on the Zotto mattress, we did not find the common stickiness and discomfort usually associated with memory foam mattresses. In terms of sleeping cool therefore, the Zotto mattress is way above average
Zotto Mattress Sinkage & Motion Transfer
When sleeping with a partner or need to determine how much weight a mattress can hold comfortably, it is always important that you check out the sinkage and motion transfer of the mattress. However, it should be noted that this would in most cases be dependent on the weight of the sleeper.
For sleepers who weight considerably higher than average, the Zotto mattress may sink a little more, especially when on the edge or when sitting. On lying down however, the weight will be evenly distributed and you will feel the cradle and hug from the foam.
Notably, the Zotto mattress works pretty well in regards to preventing too much motion transfer. This is made possible by the memory foam that dampens the interference of motion by dissipating it through the structure. As much as you may feel some motion from your partner while sleeping, this should not be too pronounced to disturb your sleep.
Zotto Mattress Size & Pricing Guide
39” x 75” x 10”
39” x 80” x 10”
54” x 75” x 10”
60” x 80” x 10"
76” x 80” x 10”
72” x 84” x 10”
Advantages and disadvantages of the Zotto Mattress
The support core features high-density polyfoam for stability
The cover is durable, thanks to its strong polyester material
A great mattress choice for side sleepers due to the extreme body contouring. The top foam layers perform pretty well to relieve pressure as it supports the hips and shoulders.
The revolutionary ThermaPhase and CoolFlow technology helps you sleep cool.
The Zotto mattress only comes in medium firm variety and this may be limiting to sleepers who prefer more or less in terms of firmness.
The company policy mandates that customers can only return the mattress after completing the break-in period of 30 days in case they are not satisfied with the product and this is included in the 100-nich sleep trial. This can cause confusion and misunderstanding for those who do not read the fine print.
Shipping, warranty and trial period
Before shipping , the Zotto mattress is compressed and vacuum sealed. It comes in a box measuring 1/2W” x 44L” x 19 1/2H”. It will be shipped anywhere in the United States but they are yet to do international deliveries.
Zotto offers a trial period of 100 nights but with a mandatory break-in period of 30 days. As such, you will not be eligible to return the mattress before the 30 days of break in are over. Before making any returns, Zotto stipulates that you ought to send a photograph of the mattress to ensure that you do not return a damaged product.
Zotto offers a warranty period of 10 years. The terms of the warranty are as follows:
The warranty cover starts immediately on the purchase date
Any mattresses deemed defective during this period will be repaired by Zotto, no questions asked
Zotto will ship back the mattresses to the owner in not more than 10 days of its reception. If by any chance the mattress is not defective as claimed, then the owner will pay for shipping costs
The warranty does not cover buyers who will be using it for commercial purposes unless they opt for a commercial warranty
Zotto Mattress Review Verdict- Should You Buy the Zotto Mattress?
We feel that the Zotto mattress generally does an excellent job in delivering a cool, comfortable night’s sleep, whether you sleep alone or with a partner. The perfect blend of their exclusive ThermaPhase technology and the all memory foam all work to offer just the right comfort no matter your sleeping position.
It is not always that you find a mattress that fits into the universal comfort model of being soft, yet supportive enough for all weights. This is no, doubt a memory foam mattress worth going for if you are yet to be decided on a mattress that will perfectly fit your sleeping style and position.
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The support core features high-density polyfoam for stability
The cover is durable, thanks to its strong polyester material
A great choice for side sleepers due to the extreme body contouring.
The revolutionary ThermaPhase and CoolFlow technology helps you sleep cool.
The Zotto mattress only comes in medium firm variety and this may be limiting to sleepers who prefer more or less in terms of firmness.