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Best Innerspring Mattress Reviews 2023 : Ultimate Guide

Best Innerspring Mattress Reviews 2015 Ultimate Guide

Best Innerspring Mattress Reviews 2015 Ultimate GuideInnerspring mattresses are nothing new of course; they’re one of the oldest mattress technologies currently available and still sell better than other kinds. If you’re researching mattresses with an aim to buying one, you’ve already noticed that many retailers and online sites have plenty of innerspring mattresses for sale. However, even though they are best sellers, they’re not necessarily the best when it comes to customer satisfaction according to surveys. In order starting with the best, the most highly rated mattresses are memory foam, latex, air, and finally innerspring.

Take a look at our comparison chart to see which mattresses are the best if you’re planning to buy one, and check out some reviews of innerspring mattresses to see what the experts say. This shopping guide will give you all the information you need and more to help you choose the best mattress for your specific needs.

Top 5 Comparison Table

Brand & ModelHeightCoil TypeCoil GaugeCoil CountRatingPrice
Simmons – Beautyrest15″Pocketed1410005 / 5$$$
Continental Sleep – Firm Eurotop11″Verticoil13.753964.5 / 5$$$
Sleep Master – Euro Box Top13″Pocketed126904 / 5$$
Signature Sleep – Contour8″Pocketed154804.5 / 5$
Brentwood – Finale Eurotop11″Open13.53904.5 / 5$$

Innerspring Mattresses Defined

To put it simply, an innerspring mattress contains springs inside and is usually made of three different components: a support layer, a comfort layer and a fabric covering.

Support Layer

Sometimes called a spring core, the support layer makes up the main body of the mattress’s interior, providing support for you while you sleep. It can contain hundreds or even thousands of springs, which are also called coils or coil springs. These springs are made of steel. Several factors in this support layer determine it the mattress will be soft or firm, and cheap or expensive. Among other factors, you need to consider the gauge and the count, both of which will be explained in detail below.

Comfort Layer

The uppermost layer is called the upholstery or comfort layer, and it may be made from a variety of different fibers or foams. Its job is to provide a comfortable, cushioned surface for sleeping. Some of the most common materials used in making this layer are visco-elastic foam, polyurethane foam, latex or gel-infused memory foam. Less expensive mattresses sometimes use polypropylene (celestra), cotton or polyester in the comfort layer.

Fabric Cover

The ticking, or fabric cover envelops the entire mattress, keeping the support and comfort layers contained. You will see a broad range of patterns and colors, but usually the cover is made from polyester yarns. Some of the highest-end mattresses might use blends of polyester with cotton, wool, silk or rayon for the ticking.

Different Types of Coils

Innerspring coil designs and patterns come in four main categories. All of these types are available, although some are more common than others.

Open Coils

Often called Bonnell spring, the open coil type is the most common and oldest system, and you tend to see it in cheaper mattresses. Multiple tempered steel springs shaped like hourglasses are interlaced to make up the main body of the mattress structure. This coil design rates about average in terms of longevity, durability, support and motion isolation compared to more advanced designs, but the three types below rate higher in all of these areas:

Offset Coils

These usually cost more than Bonnell or open coil mattresses. The structure and design is similar, except that the springs are connected with hinges to improve body contouring and motion isolation. You can expect to see this design in mid to high price ranges.

Continuous Coils

Like its name implies, this design uses a single long wire made of tempered steel, which is formed into rows of springs running the entire length of the mattress. This system does not provide the best body contouring and motion isolation, so it is usually found in mattresses with low to mid price ranges.

Pocket Spring

Sometimes referred to as pocket sprung or pocketed coil mattresses, this design uses hundreds or even thousands of separate, independently-acting coils, each of which is contained in a fabric “pocket” of some type. This design provides excellent support, longevity and motion isolation, and is generally found in the more expensive mattresses.

Custom Patents

The types listed above are the most common, but some manufacturers have improved upon these generic technologies with their own patented designs. Some examples are Serta’s TrueSense coil design and FreeFlex Innerspring. One of our top five picks, the Comfort Bedding, makes use of another patented technology called Verticoil. These cutting-edge innovations help manufacturers create supportive yet comfortable mattresses using new, improved methods.

Coil Count

Coil count is simply the number of springs or coils making up the mattress’s inner structure. You will commonly see anywhere from 500 to 2000 coils in some of the high-end mattresses. The coil count usually refers to the number of coils in a queen size, so if you’re buying another size the number will differ from model to model. In general, higher coil counts cost more, but there’s more to judging the quality of a mattress than just knowing the total coil count. You need to consider other factors, including the wire gauge and design.

Coil Gauge

Coil gauge is the main factor determining how firm the mattress is, although the nature of the comfort layer is also a factor. Coil gauge is a measure of how thick the springs are that are used in the body of the mattress. Thicker springs have a lower coil gauge, while thinner springs have a higher figure. Lower coil gauges indicate firmer mattresses: a coil gauge of 12 means the mattress is firm, and a gauge of 15 indicates a soft mattress. To cater to individual preferences, manufacturers offer a range from about 12 to 18, and half-numbers are also available. Generally speaking, mattresses with a gauge of 12 to 12.5 are best if you suffer from back pain or just like firm mattresses. If you want a medium mattress, look for a coil gauge of 13 or 13.5. If you want a plush, soft bed, try to find one that’s 14 gauge or more.

Note that all the specs and figures used here refer to Queen Size, and specs for other sizes may differ.

Reviews of Innerspring Mattresses

Simmons – Beautyrest Recharge World Class ManorvilleSimmons: Beautyrest Recharge World Class Manorville

Simmons is among the top mattress manufacturers, and this superb and innovative mattress is possibly the best current innerspring mattress on the market. The hybrid multi-layered structure consists of a thousand 14-gauge pocket springs and gel memory foam, giving it a firm but plush feel for outstanding comfort at night. You can expect this mattress to cost three times as much anywhere else.

Sleep Master – Euro Box TopSleep Master: Euro Box Top

We’re big fans of the recent mattresses produced by Sleep Master, and this model is a good example of why. The 13-inch product contains several layers of memory foam at a variety of densities, as well as using patented iCoil technology in the design of the base. There are 690 pocketed springs – pretty impressive for the price. The combination of 12-gauge firm springs with ultra-soft foam layers gives you the perfect balance of plush comfort and firm support. However many reviews you read, you will notice this model coming up again and again with high owner satisfaction rates.

Continental Sleep – Firm EurotopComfort Bedding: Firm Eurotop

This model is very popular among consumers who are seeking something in the mid price range, and we have found that this mattress is likely the highest rated mid-priced model. At 11 inches, this one-sided mattress combines high density foam with 396 Verticoil design, a patented technology. This combination ensures a gentle, soft comfortable sleep with high quality orthopedic support that will be especially welcome if you have back trouble. This is a good all-round mattress that you’re likely to be completely satisfied with.

Signature Sleep – ContourSignature Sleep: Contour

As inexpensive as this mattress is, it’s absolutely not poorly designed or low quality. It combines 480 pocket springs (almost unheard-of at this low price) with tempered steel 15-gauge springs, providing a plush comfortable surface with a platform that isolates motion superbly. Weight is distributed evenly by the fabric-enveloped individual coils, allowing the mattress to conform to your body contours and relieve pressure points on your hips, back, shoulders and neck. If you’re on a tight budget but want something with plenty of great features, you can’t do better than this mattress.

Brentwood – Finale EurotopBrentwood: Finale Eurotop

This all-American 11-inch mattress is a popular best-seller these days. Market competition has driven the prices down very low, so this inexpensive mattress is of a high quality that you would expect to cost much more. The base of the Finale is made of tempered steel 13.5 gauge springs for a balance between firmness and softness. It evenly supports and distributes your weight, it looks as great as it feels, and it’s very budget-friendly. A win-win all around!


Choosing the top mattress out of these five was not easy, but we finally settled on the Simmons BeautyRest Recharge World Class Manorville. We had several reasons for preferring this model over the other innerspring mattresses:

First, it contains an unbelievable 1000 individual pocket coils, far more than any of its competitors on this list, and it doesn’t cost that much more. More coils mean the mattress conforms exquisitely to your own body shape, which is great news if you experience spinal stenosis, arthritis, or joint or back pain and are looking for relief of pressure points. The large number of independently-acting coils also does a better job at motion isolation, so you won’t wake up your partner every time you turn over.

In addition to the generous number of coils and the well-constructed core, the gel-infused memory foam layers on the top surface will keep you cool as you sleep – gel is great at diffusing body heat unlike some materials that trap heat as you sleep.

The bed comes with a long 25-year warranty too, unlike the other models on our list. The Brentwood comes with just a one-year warranty, while the Sleep Master comes with a five-year warranty

This is the best innerspring mattress currently available in our opinion. It does cost a bit more than the others, but most brands with similar models charge double or even triple the price that you pay for the Beautyrest Manorville. This model really offers value for money, with its innovative design, quality components and a long warranty to give you the peace of mind to sleep even easier!

Latex Mattresses: The Essential Guide and Unbiased Reviews

Latex Mattresses The Essential Guide and Unbiased Reviews

Latex Mattresses The Essential Guide and Unbiased ReviewsWhen you’re researching different types of mattresses and trying to understand the options and features they offer, latex mattresses are among the most complicated and difficult to get a handle on. Owners tend to be highly satisfied with them if they’ve managed to buy an appropriate one, and latex mattresses are generally popular with consumers. In fact, according to our own research into mattress surveys and reviews, latex mattresses rate second overall when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Before going ahead and making a major purchase of this kind, you would do well to familiarize yourself with all of your options, to understand how they are manufactured, and to know what warranties are available, which mattresses last longest, etc. This buyer’s guide to finding the right latex mattress for you will give you the information you need to ask sales reps the right questions, or to shop confidently online. After you read this guide, you will have a grasp of the essential points without being overwhelmed by jargon and irrelevant information.

Latex Mattresses Defined

In their most basic form, latex mattresses consist of foam made from the sap of the rubber tree, rather than using springs or air. Many people feel that they are the best beds for sufferers of back pain, as well as being healthy, natural and highly durable. The organic material used is hypoallergenic, making latex a popular choice for people with allergies. Latex mattresses are also the most environmentally friendly option available.

Different Latex Types

The inside core of a latex mattress is made from one of three types of latex. Each type has certain things in common, like firmness and springiness, but there is a big difference in quality, durability and price between the three types.

Organic or Natural

This type is made from the processed serum or sap of the rubber tree, a milky sticky liquid. The trees are “tapped” by cutting incisions into the bark and collecting the liquid that runs out, which is later processed and refined. You won’t usually find 100-percent natural latex mattresses in showrooms because the manufacturing and extraction process makes them comparatively expensive. If you are really interested in getting a completely natural latex mattress, you are more likely to find what you’re looking for online, where you’ll see better selection and better prices.

Man-Made or Synthetic

To produce synthetic latex, manufacturers polymerize a monomer like styrene after emulsifying it with surfactants. The end result is a synthetic material that looks and feels much like natural or organic latex. Synthetic latex is much cheaper and more widely available than the natural kind, but it is also less firm and it won’t last as long.

Blended or Combined

Some latex mattresses use a blend of natural and synthetic materials; generally in a proportion of 20 percent natural and 80 percent man made. You may be able to find a 50 percent blend (half natural and half synthetic), but most companies cut their costs by using a higher percentage of synthetic materials. Don’t buy a blended mattress if the percentage of organic latex isn’t quoted in the specifications; there’s probably very little natural latex in there. Blended latex mattresses are widely available, reasonably priced, and offer a good compromise between durability, quality and affordability.

Different Mattress Types

Mattresses come in three main types or categories, each with its own structure and design and each one performing a little differently than the others. Here are some details about each type:

All Latex

These mattresses are completely made of latex from bottom to top and from one edge to the other. The latex used may be completely natural, synthetic or blended, talalay or dunlop. This latex may come in different layers but what distinguishes this type is that there are no non-latex layers except a cover that is flame retardant. This type of mattress can be harder to find, and it often costs more too. The advantage of this type is that it doesn’t transfer motion and there are no issues with off-gassing such as you often find with memory foam. These are also exceptional when it comes to orthopedic support, making them the hands-down best choice for relieving back pain.

Latex Over Foam

This is just like it sounds: a mulit-layered mattress features a thick foam base (most often visco memory foam) covered with a top thinner layer of latex. This type of mattress is easier to find than the all latex type, but the price varies according to the relative thicknesses of the different layers. They cost less than all-latex, but still perform well when it comes to isolating motion and relieving back and joint pain.

Foam Over Latex

Not surprisingly, this is like the reverse of the above type, with a thick latex base layer overlayed with a thinner top layer of visco memory foam. In a design with more layers, you’ll often find a thin layer between a base platform and top foam layer as well. This layer may be as thin as 2 inches.

Methods of Processing

Recently you might have read the words talalay or dunlop. These terms refer to different processing methods used to form the inner core out of extracted latex, and not to different types of latex as many people think. Here are how these different methods work:

A block of dunlopDunlop

This process is the most traditional one, and has been in use since the 20s. The extracted rubber tree sap is heated inside a mold until it “bakes” into a solid shape. The mass is cooled gradually and unmolded to become the dunlop latex core of the mattress. These cores can often be inconsistent with an accumulation of sediments in the bottom, creating an overall softer top and a bottom side that gradually hardens over time.

Refined talalayTalalay

This process adds a couple of steps to the dunlop process. The mold is sealed once the sap is inside it, and manufacturers create a vacuum , dispersing the serum evenly within the mold. They flash-freeze the serum before baking it into a solid shape. The mass is cooled and unmolded leaving you with a talalay latex mattress that is then used as the base for a finished mattress.

Dunlop vs Talalay

The extra steps used in making the talalay mattress make a big difference to the final product, which costs more accordingly. Talalay mattresses take twice as much time to manufacture versus dunlop, making it a more expensive process and increasing the price of the finished product. Dunlop produces a firmer, denser latex, so it is often used as a base layer (see the review of the LUCID 16″ below), while talalay latex is better for making plush or soft top layers (as in the DreamFoam Ultimate Dreams 10″). Both processes have their pros and cons; as in so many other cases it comes down to individual needs, budget and preference.

Top 5 Comparison Table

Brand & ModelThicknessCategoryLatex TypeProcessing TypeRating
DreamFoam – Ultimate Dreams Total10″All LatexNaturalTalalay5.0 / 5
Sleep EZ – Roma9″All LatexNaturalDunlop5.0 / 5
LUCID 16″16″Foam Over LatexNaturalDunlop4.9 / 5
DreamFoam – Ultimate Dreams 10″10″Latex Over FoamBlendedTalalay4.9 / 5
LUCID 10″10″Latex Over FoamNaturalDunlop4.9 / 5

Reviews of Latex Mattresses

DreamFoam – Ultimate Dreams TotalDreamFoam: Ultimate Dreams Total

Based in Brooklyn, DreamFoam Bedding has been around for many years – long enough to be experts in producing top-quality beds as well as knowing the importance of prioritizing customers’ needs above all else. Their 10-inch talalay latex mattress resists dust mites, is naturally free of allergens and can be customized to your desired level of firmness. Once you’ve made your purchase, they will contact you to determine the exact level of firmness you want. If you’re not satisfied with the result, you can trade the comfort layer for one better suited to you just by contacting customer service. A 100 percent organic mattress and great customer service is a winning combination!

Sleep EZ – RomaSleep EZ: Roma

This mattress offers great value for money, and comes from an all-American well established family business. This double-sided mattress is a 100-percent bottom-to-top and edge to edge dunlop mattress. The two sides have two different firmness ratings, so by flipping it you can switch it from firm to plush-firm. You’re not likely to find a completely natural latex mattress at this price from other manufacturers; so this is a great product that earns five stars for support, quality, comfort, and value overall. Verified customers recommend it highly, and we couldn’t agree more.


This huge mattress is packed full of luxurious layers that cooperate to give you the best possible support for your spine and a comfortable night’s sleep. This mattresses contains four layers in all: a one-inch bamboo charcoal quilted foam topper, a three-inch plush layer of visco foam, a two-inch comfort layer of dunlop latex, and ten inches of high-density foam for a base. By combining traditional memory foam with latex, this mattress is able to provide the best pressure relief and orthopedic support to cut down on back, shoulder and neck pain. That’s great value for money!

DreamFoam – Ultimate Dreams 10″DreamFoam: Ultimate Dreams 10″

DreamFoam has succeeded again with this best selling and very popular mattress. Just as with the Ultimate Dreams Total discussed above, this 10-inch mattress offers customization options before and after purchase, but the construction of this one (a 3-inch comfort layer of talalay latex over foam) makes it a little more affordable. This layering construction means that the hypoallergenic material is in closest contact with the sleeper, but the high-density lower layer also offers the best possible back support. Excellent value at an affordable price has made this model an increasingly popular choice with consumers. We recommend it highly.


It’s unusual for us to review two models from the same company, but we could not resist including this model. It’s one of the most highly rated mattresses available. LUCID is known for its expertise in combining different materials, and you can see that expertise in this model. This 10-inch mattress consists of a high density 7-inch base layer of visco memory foam for support, topped with a 3-inch comfort layer of natural latex. The response time of the surface is instantaneous when you move, providing immediate relief of pressure points and pain-free sleeping, so you can wake up feeling refreshed every morning. We have found that LUCID always gets high ratings on our customer satisfaction surveys and mattress reviews, and this mattress is no exception.


As you can see, latex sounds like a simple material but it can be used in a wide variety of ways to make mattresses. It can be used as a platform or base layer, or as a top layer, usually combined with man-made materials like gel foam or viscoelastic foam. When different materials are combined in this way, the resulting mattress is a hybrid rather than the all-natural product which is one of the main selling points of latex. Hybrids are fine if they meet your needs, but natural latex mattresses have several advantages over hybrids. That’s why we concluded that the Ultimate Dreams Total was the best of the top five latex mattresses we reviewed. This is why:

Brooklyn Bedding, the company that manufactures and supplies these mattresses, allows customers to choose their preferred comfort level when they place their order. Even after you get the mattress home, you can contact customer service if you have any reason to be unhappy with the mattress. They will be happy to change the comfort layer and customize a new density to make the mattress softer or firmer as needed.

Great customer service and customization options before and after purchase are not the only reasons for choosing this as the best out of the 5 top mattresses. The bed contains a core of all natural 100 percent talalay latex, which you can swap for dunlop latex if you prefer when you order the bed. It also contains organic wool, a great option for allergy sufferers. This American-made mattress complies with stringent regulations, so you can feel confident about its safety. All of these factors, plus the high rate of satisfaction on surveys of verified owners, combine to make this our top pick of latex mattresses for 2023.

2023 Update: The Best Memory Foam Mattresses Compared

A typical 4 tier design

2015 Update The Best Memory Foam Mattresses ComparedWith the hundreds of different types and brands available on the market, choosing the right memory foam mattress is confusing at best. If you haven’t been shopping for a bed recently, you might be surprised by how complicated the decision-making process can be. You have to consider many different factors, including IFD rating, height of layers, thickness overall, gel vs. plant-based composition, and so on. Prices vary wildly too, ranging from a budget mattress at 300 dollars to a Tempur-Pedic costing over 10 thousand. Clearly this is a big cash investment, so it’s important for you to choose wisely. Fortunately we’re here to help you with our buying guide and mattress reviews, in which we’ve summarized all of the important points.

Top 6 Comparison Table

Brand & ModelThicknessFoam TypeDensityRatingPrice
Sleep Innovations – SureTemp 1212″Traditional3 lbs4.5 / 5$
DreamFoam – Ultimate Dreams 1313″Gel4 lbs4.5 / 5$$
LUCID – Plush 1414″PlantTBA4/55 / 5$$
DynastyMattress – Luxury Grand 1515″Traditional5 lbs4 / 5$$$
Brentwood Home – Bamboo Gel 1313″GelTBA4 / 5$$
Amerisleep – Revere12″Plant4.5 lbs4 / 5$$

Memory Foam Mattresses Defined

You’ve probably wondered what exactly a memory foam mattress is, if you’ve ever considered buying one. In its most basic form, a memory foam mattress is usually made of viscoelastic foam and contains three different layers.

A typical 4 tier design

The top “comfort” layer is composed of a special foam that conforms to the shape of your body by reacting to body heat on contact. This molding to your exact shape eliminates the joint stress and pressure caused by gravity. This foam layer returns to its original flat shape when it cools down or when nobody is resting on it.

The next layer is there for support. This support layer is more rigid, helping the mattress as a whole retain its basic shape and providing structural support for the thinner and softer comfort layer.

The bottom, or “base layer” of the mattress is generally the most rigid and thickest of the layers, providing support for the other layers. Each of these three layers may also contain sub-layers whose design varies depending on make and model, but this is the basic structure.

What to Keep in Mind While Shopping

Size and Thickness

Memory foam mattresses come in the same standard US sizes as other types of mattress: King, California King, Queen, Full, Full XL, Twin and Twin XL. Mattresses in other countries, such as the UK, may be called Single, Double Sized, King, and Super King.

Apart from size, the next feature you’re sure to see advertised is thickness. A memory foam mattress can be as thin as 7 inches or as thick as 16 inches or sometimes even more. Generally speaking, the thicker the mattress the higher the price, and the thicker ones have more than just the three basic layers. There may be an additional comfort layer, for example, or a ventilation layer. These layers are still contained within the three platforms, each of which serves a different purpose. It’s important to be aware of the fact that a thicker mattress is not necessarily better quality than a thinner mattress. Look into how thick each layer is, and check out which type of foam and other materials are used in the construction.

Viscoelastic Foam

Visco elastic memory foam was the first type to be developed, appearing on the market in 1992. It is the most established type and still the most popular with consumers. It is also sometimes known as Traditional Polyurethane, Petroleum Based, or Standard. As you can probably tell from the names, visco elastic foam is made using polyurethane petroleum-based foam. It was first invented by NASA, and the Tempur-Pedic company was the first to use it commercially in mattresses. Some people call this foam type Tempurpedic, but this is actually a brand name rather than the name of the technology itself.


This type of foam is silent, isolates motion, relieves aching joints and back pain, is durable and is widely available. Because this popular foam type was the first on the market and is used by both high-end and low-end manufacturers, you will have no trouble finding this type of foam almost everywhere that sells memory foam mattresses. There is something for every budget from a couple of hundred dollars up to more than 10 thousand dollars. Generally speaking, the more expensive mattresses are more durable than the cheaper ones, but even a lower-end visco elastic foam mattress should last for at least 7 years. This type of foam excels at motion isolation because it is so reactive to temperature: your spouse may only be a few inches away from you, but you will not be disturbed if he or she tosses and turns.


This is a very popular product with consumers and has been for decades, but the competition is catching up with products such as plant-based natural foam and gel-infused foam. The biggest areas of concern with traditional memory foam are the off-gassing of toxic substances, retention of heat, VOCs, sleeping hot, and slow response time. Viscoelastic memory foam uses your body heat to contour itself to the shape of your body, but it can also hold on to so much heat that you end up feeling too hot to sleep comfortably at night. This can be a disadvantage in a warm climate, but if you live somewhere with a cold climate it can actually be a selling point. Some people also complain that this type of memory foam responds slowly when you change your sleeping position throughout the night, because the heat reaction is slow. But by far the biggest complaint about viscoelastic foam is about toxic out-gassing or off-gassing. This manifests as an unpleasant or irritating smell that may last for a few days or as long as se
veral weeks. This happens as chemicals are released from a new mattress because of its packaging and chemical components. According to recent surveys, about 15 percent of customers complain about off-gassing.

Gel-Infused Foam

This type of memory foam is the most recent innovation amongst the three main types. This type of foam consists of the traditional memory foam infused throughout with millions of tiny gel beads. The reason for this innovation is that gel doesn’t capture as much heat as viscoelastic foam, improving the response time and reducing the discomfort of sleeping hot. Big names such as Brentwood and Serta have established themselves in showrooms and online using gel-infused memory foam in some of their popular models.


You will feel cooler sleeping on a gel-infused foam mattress, because the gel helps to dissipate heat more quickly. The response time of the foam is also quicker when you change position. This type of foam is also good at minimizing motion transfer, allowing you to move freely without your partner being disturbed. Because this type of foam has been the subject of a lot of hype, lots of manufacturers are now using it in their products. This means that there are plenty of gel-infused foam mattresses to choose from.


Although you may notice that a gel-infused mattress starts off cooler, if you are sharing a bed with someone you may find that the heat starts to build up over the night. Just like with traditional foam, you may notice the off-gassing of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) for the first few days after you get your new mattress.

Natural/Plant-based Foam

This type of memory foam is also sometimes called natural or eco foam, and it’s rapidly gaining popularity with consumers. Plant-based formulations substitute plant extracts for some portion of the petroleum or gel ingredients used in traditional memory foam. Plant ingredients include aloe very, soya, bamboo and tea, and every manufacturer has their own formulation of plant ingredients that they usually disclose in the mattress specifications.


Plant-based products usually offer similar benefits to the older types of foam regarding support, relief of joint pain, and overall comfort. But they far outstrip the competition when it comes to dissipating heat, isolating motion, offering joint support, relieving back pain, eliminating off-gassing, and being health conscious and eco-friendly. Because the open-cell technology of plant-based foam dissipates heat ten times faster than other foams, you will feel cooler when you sleep. Because they use natural products which don’t contain irritating chemicals, these mattresses are the most highly recommended if you have allergies and skin sensitivities. They contain no VOCs and are manufactured with no emissions, unlike the petroleum-based foams. As a result, you won’t have to deal with the unpleasant smell of toxic off-gassing when you take this type of mattress home.


Because this is a newer technology, it’s not surprising that it generally costs more than the older types. If you have sensitivities or allergies, you probably know that you have to pay more for a natural product. It may be harder for you to find these mattresses in local showrooms, although you can get around this problem by shopping at online sites such as Amazon, where you will find plenty to choose from.


One of the big factors you should take into account is how hard or soft the molding of the mattress is. This refers to the firmness of the mattress and how it reacts to pressure and weight as it adjusts to your body contours, and whether the platform this molding produces is comfortable, even, soft or firm. A lower density foam will allow you to sink more deeply into the plush surface, while a higher density foam will still have some sensation of sinking in, but the bed will feel padded and firmer. Both of these are good, and which one is right for you comes down to individual needs and preferences.

Density is generally measured in pounds, and abbreviated as “lbs.” Most mattresses have a density of 2 to 5 lbs, with anything over 5 considered a high quality mattress. Keep in mind that if you want a plush, soft mattress you should look for a lower density. High density mattresses offer firm support, which is generally recommended for back pain sufferers and side sleepers.

Another way to identify the firmness or softness of a mattress is by its IFD rating. The softest mattresses are rated IFD 10 and the most rigid are IFD 120. Most mattresses fall around IFD 12 to 16. You’ll find that this unit of measurement is less common than density in pounds when you’re shopping for mattresses, but it’s still good to be familiar with the term.

Reviews of Memory Foam Mattresses

Amerisleep – RevereAmerisleep: Revere

You’re not likely to find a natural memory foam mattress that’s more eco-friendly than this one. Its overall thickness is 12 inches, including a 3-inch premium comfort layer that gives medium firm support at a density of 4.5 lbs. This mattress is made from a unique and innovative material called Bio-Pur, a plant-based product.

DreamFoam – Ultimate Dreams 13DreamFoam: Ultimate Dreams 13

This is another American made product that offers great value. This gel-infused foam mattress is 13 inches thick and has a 3 inch comfort layer with a density of 4 lbs. The 2-inch support layer is 5 lbs, and the high density base is 8 inches thick. This is a highly popular mattress with a really good design.

LUCID – Plush 14LUCID: Plush 14

We think this memory foam mattress is among the best available in terms of what you get for your money. This best selling mattress, a bamboo charcoal plant-infused design featuring 4 layers, has been available for some time now and has a good reputation amongst those who value their comfort. The hypoallergenic bamboo charcoal is perfect if you have skin sensitivities, and the foam is certified 100 percent Certi PUR-US. What’s more, the mattress is covered by a warranty for 25 years!

DynastyMattress – Luxury Grand 15Dynasty Mattress: Luxury Grand 15

This model is a relative newcomer, but it’s rapidly growing in popularity with consumers. This polyurethane traditional foam mattress is 15 inches thick and features a side fabric of rich brown suede and a top cover of stretch knit. At 5 lbs, this mattress has a medium-soft comfort rating. This mattress is backed by a 20 year warranty and an in-home trial period of 12o days!

Sleep Innovations – SureTemp 12Sleep Innovations: SureTemp 12

If your budget is tight, this foam mattress may be the right one for you. This 12 inch visco memory foam mattress has 2 layers: a 9.5 inch support base, and a 2.5 inch polyurethane comfort layer. The density is rated at 3 lbs, making this a plush and comfortable mattress, but it still offers plenty of orthopedic and therapeutic support. This mattress is vacuum packed for shipping and includes a 20 year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Brentwood Home – Bamboo Gel 13

This mattress is another multi-layered, innovative, smart design by the all American Brentwood Home. The 13″ gel mattress (medium density) comprises of 4 levels of different materials that combine to make a comfortable and cool sleeping surface. It’s available in all the common sizes, proudly manufactured in LA, California. The natural bamboo cover is removable and washable. This is a recommended and safe buy with an above average warranty period.


You will never find a single “best” or “worst” memory foam mattress that everyone can agree on. Which mattress is best for you comes down to individual requirements, preference and budget considerations. But because a memory foam mattress is something that may easily be with you for more than a decade, and given the money involved, it’s a good idea to take your time before you buy and make the best possible choice. A memory foam mattress is an investment both for your comfort and your health.

We would recommend that you spend a bit more to get a natural plant-based mattress. Although these mattresses cost more than gel or traditional foam, there are good reasons for this higher price.

Of all the memory foam mattresses we talked about in this article, our favorite was the Amerisleep Revere 12. Although at 12 inches it isn’t as thick as some of the others, this should not discourage you because the quality of the natural components more than makes up for it. The 3-inch comfort layer with the 4.5 lb rating gives the medium-firm support that most people need for both comfort and health. The open-cell, breathable Bio-Pur technology helps you feel cool while you sleep. If you are a “combo” sleeper – if you sleep on your side or your back – this mattress will give you the maximum support. Unlike many major brands, it’s guaranteed to be made in America rather than China, so you know that it adheres to strict environmental and manufacturing guidelines. And the 20-year warranty with 10 years full replacement will also help you sleep easier! If you’re still not sure, the mattress comes with a 90-day trial period; you can return it if you aren’t satisfied with it.

The verified owner reviews available on Amazon.com back us up in our choice of the overall best mattress. Take a look at them yourself to see if you reach the same conclusion.

10 Top Reasons You Can NOT Fall Asleep And Their Simple Solutions

Top Reasons You Can NOT Fall Asleep And Their Simple Solutions

Top Reasons You Can NOT Fall Asleep And Their Simple Solutions

Falling asleep at night sounds like the easiest thing in the world, but sadly that’s not the case for many of us. No matter how tired you are, sometimes you just can’t drift off, or if you do you can’t stay asleep. Insomnia can have a negative impact on your health, as well as interfering with your work performance, concentration and hormone balance. And worrying about not sleeping just adds more stress to the situation, making everything worse. If you occasionally have trouble sleeping, here are some possible causes and easy suggestions to get your sleep pattern on track again.

Top Ten Causes of Sleepless Nights (and what to do about them)

When you’re having trouble sleeping, take a look at your habits, routine and home environment to try to pinpoint what is interfering with your sleep. You need to make rest and sleep a priority because it can affect all other aspects of your daily life, such as physical and mental health, and even safety. You probably already know that lying in bed fretting about not being able to sleep is the opposite of helpful, and just makes you more anxious (not to mention exhausted the following day!) Here are some common culprits and easy tricks you can use to overcome them and start getting a better night’s sleep.

Note: If you’ve been having trouble sleeping for more than a month, or if you think you may have a condition such as GERD or sleep apnea, see a doctor! This article is not meant as a substitute for medical advice.

Eating Late

If you eat a big meal late in the evening, it can seriously interfere with your sleep, especially if you consume spicy foods, high fat or high protein. All of these ingredients can keep you awake as your body works hard at digesting them. These foods can also be responsible for acid reflux (as can acidic foods). When you’ve got indigestion or even if you just feel too full, it can be uncomfortable to lie down and try to sleep. Caffeine in tea, coffee and soft drinks can contribute to insomnia if you drink them in the evening or even the afternoon. Alcohol might make you feel sleepy at first, but it can also make you wake up during the night.

Suggestion: Have your dinner a minimum of three hours before you go to bed. Don’t drink caffeine within 6 hours of your bedtime. If you get hungry, WebMD suggests a small, carb-rich snack. A piece of fruit, some crackers and cheese, a slice of toast, a small serving of cereal or oatmeal, or some nuts are all good evening snacks.

Not Enough or Too Much Light

Your circadian rhythms and melatonin production respond naturally to light. Phones, tablets, laptops and TVs can all interfere with your ability to get sleepy. Even the tiny lights from chargers, your alarm clock or street lamps can be enough to throw off your sleep cycle.

Suggestion: Use dimmer lighting in the evenings. Switch off the television and other electronics before you go to bed. Use good blinds or heavy drapes to keep out street lighting. You can use tape to cover little lights, or if necessary (when traveling for example) wear an eye mask.

Too much light causes problems for some people, but the opposite can also be true. Many people fear the dark (although they might never admit it). If a too-dark room makes you uneasy, you will have trouble sleeping.

Suggestion: Use a small night light, or leave a door ajar to a room with some dim lighting. This can help you relax without disturbing your circadian rhythm.

Too Noisy or Too Quiet

For some of us, it’s impossible to get to sleep unless the environment is silent. Even the smallest sounds can keep some people awake. Outdoor sounds, and noise caused by heating and plumbing systems or even partners can be a problem.

Suggestion: Often you have little or no control over noise. In this case, try using noise cancelling headphones, earplugs, or even a sound conditioner. Some curtains can also help to muffle outdoor sounds.

Most people see noise as something that interferes with sleep, but paradoxically a too-silent room may also cause sleep problems. When there’s no background noise to filter sounds, even the slightest bump or rustle can disturb you.

Suggestion: Soft music, a white noise generator, or a fan will make it easier to sleep if a too-quiet room has you on edge.

Too Hot or Too Cold

The temperature of your room can make it hard for you both to drift off and to sleep through the night. Most of us sleep best in a room that is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, although babies and the elderly may prefer it a bit warmer. Lower than 54 degrees or higher than 75 degrees is probably going to cause problems. When you’re cold, you use energy to maintain your body temperature, disrupting your sleep cycle. When you’re too hot, often you’ll wake up sweaty, or keep tossing and turning to try to find a cool spot.

Suggestion: Change the thermostat setting. If you get too warm, make sure your pajamas and bedding are moisture-wicking and breathable natural fabrics (cotton, silk or wool). If it’s too cold, add some blankets and switch to warmer pajamas. Cooling or heating pads (such as ChiliPad) or heated blankets can help you adjust the temperature of your sleep environment if resetting the thermostat isn’t enough.

Cold Hands and Feet

Your extremities may be too cold even when the rest of you is comfortable at a cool room temperature. Hands and feet lose heat faster than the rest of your body, and this can make it hard for you to relax and go to sleep.

Suggestion: Use a heating pad or hot water bottle near your feet to help keep them warm. If you like sleeping in a cool room, wear warm cozy socks and keep your hands under the blankets.

Changing Seasons

The lunar cycle and changing seasons are a bigger cause of sleep problems than many people realize. Maybe it’s the additional light of the full moon, or maybe something more mysterious, but many people find it harder to fall asleep, stay asleep and feel rested when the moon is full. The lengthening days of summer, and the longer hours of darkness in the winter can also affect sleep patterns. Also, staying indoors more in the winter can reduce your activity level overall and limit your sun exposure.

Suggestion: Again, window coverings and shades that block light can help with full moons and early sunrises. In the winter, make a point of spending time outside in the sunlight as much as you can to maintain your natural circadian rhythms. Light exercise and staying in a routine also ensure that when it’s time to go to bed, you’re tired enough to sleep.

Erratic Schedule

If you sleep late on the weekend you may feel rested in the short term, but you’re wreaking havoc with your body clock. It’s almost like giving yourself jet lag, because your circadian rhythm is unbalanced and disrupted, making it hard to return to the sleep schedule of your work week. A scientific study with young women found a link between erratic sleep schedules and increased body weight, which is another good reason to stay on a regular schedule.

Suggestion: Find a schedule that allows you a minimum of seven hours of sleep every night, and stick reasonably close to it even on your days off.

Sleep Disturbances

Many of us love to cuddle up with our partner or even with a pet when we sleep. Both human and animal companions in your bed can move around or snore at night. Even if you don’t wake up fully, your mind still registers these little disturbances and you don’t feel as rested. By some accounts, couples who share a bed can experience 50 percent more disturbances in sleep than if they sleep alone, which is one reason why many couples sleep in separate beds. Day in and day out, having your sleep disturbed by your partner can leave you exhausted and resentful.

Suggestion: Buy your pets beds of their own. If you sleep with a partner, try using separate blankets so you can each move around and cocoon as much as you like. Make sure that you’re sleeping on a mattress that is comfortable for both of you. Pocketed coil spring mattresses, latex foam and memory foam are all designed not to transfer motion between partners. If you have a partner that snores excessively or sounds like their breathing stops at times, tell them so that they can see a doctor about it.


There are so many possible sources of stress in life – relationships, children, work, health, finances and current events, to name just a few. You may be exhausted by the stresses in your life by the day’s end, but when you go to bed you stare at the ceiling unable to fall asleep. Exhaustion does not always make it easy to sleep. You might have body pain and stiffness, and your mind might be racing a mile a minute, keeping you awake and only adding to your exhaustion. Stress can be among the biggest causes of sleep problems, so it’s worthwhile learning some relaxation techniques.

Suggestion: If possible, talk through any interpersonal issues long before it’s time to go to bed. Write in a journal so you can unburden yourself of disruptive thoughts and clear your head before sleeping. When your responsibilities are keeping you awake, make a list of all the things you have to do, as well as a plan for time management. Otherwise you may lie in bed turning all of these things over and over in your mind. Hot baths, mindful breathing practices, relaxing music, and gentle yoga can all be helpful in lowering your stress level before bedtime.

An Uncomfortable Mattress

When you’re constantly moving around in bed, trying to get comfortable or ease painful pressure points, it might be because of a bad mattress. If you wake up every morning with a sore back, maybe your mattress is just not supportive enough anymore. If you’ve got a new bed and still feel pain, maybe the mattress is too soft (lacking support), too firm (causing pressure points), or you’re just still adjusting yourself to it. This adjustment period can be as long as a month, particularly if you’ve changed your mattress type.

Suggestion: The average mattress will last for 7 to 10 years, varying according to quality and materials. If your mattress is more than 10 years old, or if it’s sagging noticeably, it’s probably time to replace it. More than 1 inch of sagging is likely to cause you an increase in pain. If you have a mattress that’s in good shape but it feels too hard, add a mattress topper to relieve some of your pressure points. You can also walk on a firm mattress to break it in a bit when it’s new. If you have an overly soft bed, try a firmer latex topper or a firm foundation to give you more support.

Getting to sleep and sleeping through the night are often problematic for many people. If you know some of the causes of sleep problems and how to address them, you can get a better night’s sleep. Getting enough rest is crucial to our everyday lives, affecting our school, family and work (to name just a few). Try not to stress about it if you’re not sleeping as well as you’d like. There are often easy solutions and good sleep hygiene habits that will help you get back to a normal, restful sleep schedule in next to no time. If you have trouble getting to sleep, take a look at your diet, stress level, lifestyle, environment and even the seasons to see if you know what might be causing your problem. Make some adjustments and chances are you’ll be getting a good night’s sleep again soon.

A New Mattress May Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep Quality

A New Mattress May Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep Quality

A New Mattress May Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep Quality

Studies have recently shown that upgrading to a new mattress can have much greater health benefits than you probably know. Research proves that a better bed can improve the quality of your sleep as well as helping with stress reduction. If you’re trying to decide whether to spring for a new bed or not, keep reading and you’ll see that going ahead and making that purchase can be the best decision you can make.

New Mattress Benefits (According to Research)

A recent study, “Back Pain, Sleep Quality and Perceived Stress Following Introduction of New Bedding Systems,” from Oklahoma State University, is the one we’re referencing here. This study demonstrated the health benefits of a mattress upgrade for 59 healthy adult subjects. Each participant had been using a mattress which was 5 or more years old, with an average mattress age of 9 ½ years. In the month preceding the study, the subjects reported discomfort associated with their existing mattress. When the participants started using new mattresses, researchers saw astounding results. Just by switching the mattresses, they managed to reduce back pain by 48 percent and improve sleep quality by 55 percent.

What This Means to You

What message should you, the average shopper, take from this? First of all, if you’re experiencing fatigue in the mornings, if you wake up in pain, or if you toss, turn and fidget throughout the night, take a hard look at the bed you’re currently using. Also, if you find that you get a better night’s sleep in a hotel than in your own home, your mattress may be to blame.

Most experts in the industry say you should replace your mattress every 6 to 10 years depending what type you have, but many people put off buying a new mattress for much more than 10 years. Maybe you don’t want the hassle of making a major purchase if you think your bed is still more or less okay. Some people mistake the intent of a 10 to 25 year warranty. These warranties are intended to protect against defects in workmanship, not ordinary wear and tear. Your old mattress may look okay at a glance, but that doesn’t mean it’s giving you the support you need. Inspect it to see if it’s lumpy in places, has a major sag anywhere, or if the springs are too easy to feel. All of these are symptoms of a bed that is past its prime and needs to be replaced. If you’re sleeping poorly and waking up sore, your old mattress could be the culprit.

The study from OSU shows that you can get a better quality of sleep with less stress and pain just by getting a new mattress when you need one. In that study the beds were more than 9 years old on average, which exceeds the life expectancy of most mattresses. Here is a guide to the lifespan of the most common types of mattress:

  • Inner spring – 6 years
  • Low density memory foam – 4 years
  • Medium/high density memory foam – 10 years
  • Waterbed – 8 years
  • All latex – 10 years
  • Latex over foam mattress – 6 years

Options for New Mattresses

Once you know that you need to buy a new mattress, you should consider all the different types of beds that are currently on the market. Think about your own specific needs and what will improve the quality of your life. The traditional inner spring mattress still is the best seller and the option that most people are familiar with. But memory and latex foam are increasingly becoming popular choices, as they get better reviews by owners and tend to last several years longer than spring mattresses. Manufacturers are now combining various materials and making hybrid mattresses too. Adjustable mattress bases that allow you to change the bed angle are becoming more popular, and might be good for you depending on what you need. Do some research on the Internet to find out more about all of the benefits and options that are available before you buy. Here are some articles that explain the differences between the various types of beds on the market to help you get going.

It may be tempting to keep putting off buying a new mattress indefinitely. But the study we cited shows you just how important it can be to replace your mattress in a timely fashion. Why would you want to put off something that can make you feel so much better? And these days, you can even shop for your new mattress as you lounge on your current bed and browse the online resources and shops. If your bed is too old and worn out to give you the support and comfort you need, you should seriously consider replacing it with a new one sooner rather than later.

Guide to Understanding Different Mattress Types

Guide to Understanding Different Mattress Types

Guide to Understanding Different Mattress Types

Read about what each of the most popular types of mattress has to offer

How can you know which type of mattress will work best for you? Now that there are so many different options out there, more and more people are wondering how to choose. Many people just continue buying the same kind of mattress every time they replace an old one, because they are afraid of making a mistake that will cost them a lot of money. It takes time to research all of your options and many of us just don’t have that kind of time. This guide will give you a place to start by sharing the research we’ve done into the various different types of mattresses available. First, we’ll compare the four most popular mattress types out there to help you get a better handle on what bed will best suit your needs.

Coil, Innerspring, Pillowtop


Most of us are very familiar with mattresses of these types. Coil mattresses have been with us since Victorian times. Even now that there are so many other options, you’re still likely to find coil and spring mattresses in the majority of American homes.


Spring mattresses are comprised of several parts: a box spring base; the springs inside the mattress; and layers of padding. All of the types listed here use metal coils as a support system. Different systems for using springs include independent pocket springs and Bonnell connected coils. The gauge of the mattress and the number of springs it contains gives you an idea of its quality. A high-gauge mattress (14 gauge for example) has more give in its coils and is considered higher quality. Generally speaking, more coils mean better support and contouring, though coil counts may be somewhat arbitrary. The manufacturers include layers of stuffing, padding or foam over the coils to make the bed comfortable to sleep on. You can find everything from simple quilting to several inches of latex or memory foam.


Spring mattresses are readily available anywhere that beds are sold. Often they are easier on the budget than other mattress types too, at least if you’re just getting a basic model. This type of bed allows for easy movement while sleeping, and you’re less likely to feel hot than on a foam mattress.


These beds are very common, but they also get the lowest ratings when it comes to customer satisfaction. Only 60 to 65 percent of individuals with this kind of mattress are satisfied with their purchase. The biggest issues are with comfort and longevity. Spring mattresses wear out sooner than other kinds of beds, because the padding gets compressed and springs lose their support. Most innerspring mattresses will need to be replaced after just 5 to 7 years. There is also an issue with motion transfer – if one partner moves, the other partner is likely to be disturbed. And you don’t always get what you pay for with these beds, especially with the top brands. Even some of the most expensive innerspring beds may be lower in quality than a cheaper mattress of a different type.


This type of mattress is available at countless bed stores throughout the nation. Some of the big brands are Serta, Simmons and Sealy, all of which manufacture multiple different lines of innerspring mattresses. Customers tend to rate all of these brands at about the same level, with Sealy getting a slightly higher satisfaction rating. You can also buy spring mattresses from online retailers, and there are smaller regional companies that manufacture them.

Memory Foam


These mattresses began to appear under the name Tempur-Pedic early in the 1990s. Viso-elastic foam was developed by NASA to cushion astronauts from G forces during takeoffs, but they soon realized that this material would have better applications in consumer products. Memory foam shapes itself to the contours of a sleeper, evenly distributing the weight across its surface and eliminating pressure points around heavy areas such as the shoulders and hips.


The inner structure of a memory foam mattress is pretty simple, and doesn’t differ much from manufacturer to manufacturer. The top layer is made of memory foam, which is somewhere between 2 and 8 inches deep. Under this layer is a denser base foam which is not a memory foam (to prevent the sleeper from simply sinking to the mattress bottom). Some designs use several different layers, each with different qualities, and some mattresses include air channels to prevent overheating. A true memory foam bed does not have a support core containing springs.

The biggest distinctions between different memory foam mattresses are in the foam type and density. The optimal range for density is from 4.0 to 5.3 pounds per square inch. A lower density is prone to breaking down and may not offer enough support, while a higher density will feel too firm or viscous for the comfort of most sleepers. There are also a number of formulations available. You can get the standard visco foam, which is slow responding and temperature sensitive; gel-infused, which is said to be cooler; or plant-based, which is made from natural oils and is faster responding and more breathable.


People rate memory foam mattresses the highest overall when it comes to owner satisfaction: Between 80 and 83 percent of people report being satisfied with their purchase. If you have back problems or other types of body pain, memory foam is likely to be the best mattress for you. It doesn’t put more pressure on your body and allows for natural alignment while sleeping. Memory foam mattresses are also longer-lasting (10 to 20 years if you buy a high quality one) and they are good at preventing motion transfer.


There are a few drawbacks to these mattresses, despite the positive ratings. Traditional memory foam mattresses have been criticized heavily for being manufactured using toxic components, and many of these beds (especially if they are imported) still contain a host of chemicals. Certain brands have a strong odor right after you buy them, and some people complain that the foam traps body heat, making it hard to sleep. More recent innovations like plant based and gel memory foams are addressing these issues. People tend to think that memory foam beds are expensive, though these days many have a similar price tag to a high quality spring mattress.


Mattresses made of memory foam continue to grow in popularity and you can now find them throughout the country. The most recognized brand is still Tempur-Pedic, and these beds are sold by many retailers. Serta and Sealy also feature lines that include gel memory foam beds, so these are readily available now too. It can still be hard to find plant-based memory foam mattresses though, especially if you are shopping locally. But the good news is that Amerisleep.com will ship their plant-based foam beds anywhere in the nation.

Latex Foam


Natural latex comes from a tree called hevea brasiliensis. In the early 20th century, latex foam mattresses appeared on the market after the Dunlop process allowed latex foam to be produced in a commercially viable fashion. Later the Talalay process was also used, and later still, organic latex and synthetic latex joined the ranks. Modern manufacturing techniques have brought down the price of latex foam, which used to be prohibitively expensive.


These are probably the most structurally simple of all mattresses. A real latex foam mattress contains latex foam only both for structural support in the core and for the comfort layer. The foam is cured after manufacturing, and then cut to size and arranged in layers to form a mattress. Sometimes (but not always) these layers are glued together. The mattress is then covered in wool, cotton, or some other material.

Latex foam mattresses differ from each other in the kind of latex used as well as in how they are manufactured. The original Dunlop process creates a durable mattress that is usually firm. The more controlled Talalay process gives more consistent results and usually costs more, although both types get equally positive reviews based on their performance. The foam is made from a liquid that may be 100 percent natural, a chemically-derived synthetic or a combination of the two. Experts usually prefer the natural latex because it is hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly, and more durable than the synthetic.


100 percent natural latex mattresses receive the second-highest satisfaction rating from owners, at about 79 to 81 percent of people being happy with their purchase. These highly durable mattresses can last for more than 15 years. Like memory foam, latex foam offers natural contouring and support without pressure. The advantage is that latex doesn’t retain as much heat, off-gas unpleasant chemicals or respond slowly.


Latex foam beds usually cost a bit more than the other types of mattresses because they use more expensive materials. It can also be difficult to find a local dealer, because there are few big brands that offer a 100 percent natural latex mattress.


The best way to find a natural latex bed is to shop for it online, where you can find a number of retailers offering different features and types. When you’re shopping around online, make sure you read the specifications and don’t buy a mattress unless it’s returnable, particularly if you’ve never tried a latex mattress before. Astrabeds is one online retailer that will ship anywhere in the country. They sell 100 percent natural latex mattresses that are made of certified organic ingredients. This retailer offers a 90-day trial period, free shipping, and their beds get good reviews.

Water Beds

These are nothing new, but the vinyl water beds that you’re familiar with became available in the ’60s. You can find several variations today, including hardside wooden-framed beds and softside beds that you can use with any furniture. The mattress itself may be free-flow, with nothing restricting the movement of the water (not good for couples) or waveless, where baffles or fiber restrict the flow. There is a steady group of die-hard water bed fans out there who continue to prefer these beds in spite of maintenance hassles and the potential for a big mess. Waterbeds get an approval rating of about 75 percent. It’s hard to find a retailer who sells water beds these days, though you can buy them online and in some specialty shops.

With so many different models, styles, technologies and brands of mattresses available these days, shopping for one can be overwhelming. Being aware of your options and doing your homework in terms of research will help you choose the mattress that’s best for you. No two people define comfort in exactly the same way, but ratings and reviews will give you somewhere to start if you want a change or if it’s been a long time since you’ve shopped for a new mattress. According to the ratings, memory and latex mattresses are your best bet, as more than 80 percent of owners are satisfied with these beds after purchasing them. A lot of people still buy innerspring beds simply because they are easier to find, but with online shopping it’s now much easier to find exactly what you want, at a good price, no matter where you live. We hope that this introduction to the world of mattresses is useful to you. Please feel free to ask us any questions that we didn’t cover here!

Is an Adjustable Bed Right for You?

Is an Adjustable Bed Right for You

Beds with adjustable bases have recently grown in popularity as they’ve become easier to purchase online, and the prices are becoming more affordable all the time. An adjustable bed base allows you use simple controls to change your position, something that can help a broad range of people. You may associate adjustable beds with hospitals, but these days such beds are designed fit in with ordinary home décor. Even if you’ve got no health problems at all, an adjustable bed can offer you plenty of benefits. This article will familiarize you with some basic information about adjustable beds, and help you decide if you should be considering one for your own home.

Adjustable beds are nothing new – there’s even evidence of a simple prototype being used as far back as the 1500s! The 3-part adjustable bed bases of today, which allow you to change the height of each section, were invented by a Dr. Willis Gatch during the early years of the 20th century. This Gatch Bed allowed patients to be raised into various positions that increased oxygen levels and circulation after a surgery, thereby promoting healing. It was nothing short of a revolution in health care. If you’ve ever had to spend a long time on bed rest, you know how much more comfortable you are when you can sit up with the help of an adjustable bed.

In the middle of the last century, manufacturers began to market these beds for consumers by creating versions for use in the home. Brands such as Leggett & Platt or Craftmatic popularized adjustable beds, especially for elderly customers. Along with adjustable height, these bed bases also have comfort features such as massage, and they are designed to look good with your home décor. Today’s adjustable beds are intended for a broad range of people, from young couples to baby boomers. If you understand the benefits these beds have to offer, you can make a good decision about whether you not they would be a good choice for you.

Health Benefits of Adjustable Bed Bases

  • Relieves swelling
  • Promotes circulation
  • Helps breathing
  • Eases acid reflux
  • Promotes healing after surgery
  • Relieves back pain

Because these beds were designed originally for therapeutic purposes, they are appropriate for a wide range of health issues. Bad circulation can cause edema (swelling) in the feet and legs, which you can relieve by raising the feet above heart level. After childbirth and certain surgeries, some medical practitioners may prescribe the Fowler’s position (elevating the upper body between 45 and 60 degrees), which promotes healing and makes it easier to breathe. Acid reflux, also known as GERD, causes serious symptoms of heartburn when stomach acid rises to the esophagus. Sleeping with the head and chest elevated can reduce or eliminate this reflux, and it’s much more comfortable to use an adjustable bed than to prop yourself upon a pile of pillows. A position known as “zero gravity” in which you elevate the feet above heart level and slightly raise the head can alleviate back pain and improve circulation for some people too. Beyond these specific uses, people can use an adjustable base to customize their bed to
suit their own individual needs and preferences.

Benefits of Adjustable Bed Bases for Comfort

  • More comfortable for relaxing in bed
  • Massage
  • Convenience/luxury
  • Customizable for partners

Even if you have none of the health issues mentioned above, you may enjoy the comfort of an adjustable bed. If you like to watch TV or read in bed you may find yourself using a lot of pillows to try and prop yourself up, and you may feel discomfort in your arms and back. Instead, you can use an adjustable base to position yourself for watching movies, reading a book, or even eating your breakfast! You can also elevate your knees slightly to move into a lounging position.

Some beds also include additional features such as alarms, massage and even an anti-snoring function. The massage feature is a strong vibration that aids in relaxation of muscles and encourages circulation. Different models offer different additional features to enhance the luxury and comfort in your bedroom.

If you sleep with a partner, you’ll be glad to know that you can get split adjustable bed models. Several brands include a split queen and a split king in their line, with independent controls for each half of the bed. If you and your partner have different preferences or needs, you can still sleep comfortably in the same bed.

More Considerations

Now that you know about the benefits of this type of bed, here are some other things you should think about when making your decision.

  • Can you afford one on your budget? Adjustable bases for the home start at about 1000 dollars. Insurance usually doesn’t cover them, although some policies may include them under durable medical equipment. They are a fairly big-ticket item, but they will usually last for 10 to 20 years. Also, the price is similar to that of a medium-range mattress.
  • What kind of furnishings does your bedroom have? Adjustable beds are now designed to work with most headboards and bed frames. A platform bed, however, might not work if the legs of the base don’t reach the floor, and the platform itself may not be sturdy enough for the combined weight of the mattress and the base. If you want to use the base within your existing furniture, look for Wallhugger design.
  • Can you use your current mattress? Most spring mattresses will not work on an adjustable base. A flexible mattress such as latex or memory foam is best; otherwise you may impair the base’s function or damage the mattress. Latex and memory foam are durable and will conform to the shape of the base.
  • Can you do the setup yourself? Some assembly is required with an adjustable base, and they weigh quite a bit. If your mobility is limited and you can’t get the base to the bedroom from the front door, try to buy from a retail who offers a “white glove” delivery service. This service includes delivery right to the bedroom as well as setup.

Choosing the Best Adjustable Bed for You

  • According to a Burke Research study commissioned by Leggett & Platt, 90 percent of customers are satisfied with their adjustable beds
  • • Another report by SleepLikeTheDead.com states that 84 percent of people are satisfied with their adjustable beds.

These studies show that by and large most people who buy adjustable bases are satisfied with their purchase. If you take the time to research the product and the features it offers, as well as checking reviews by owners, you will likely be happy with your own decision too.

You should decide what features are important for you, figure out what size you require, and think about your budget. It’s also crucial to look into what kind of warranty is offered by the manufacturer. A good company will offer a limited warranty covering about 20 years, with full warranty coverage from 0 to 5 years. Some warranties may not cover such critical parts as the motor, so be wary.

It may be difficult for you to find a good adjustable bed in a local store, but don’t give up. It’s much easier to find good quality affordable options online. Looking online also makes it easier to do thorough research and comparison shopping. Of course, it can be expensive and difficult to return an adjustable base, but the same is true even if you buy in a local brick-and-mortar shop because of this product’s nature.

Previously on this site we’ve looked at some of the leading brands of adjustable beds, and compared them in terms of durability, warranty, price and reviews by owners. The two most outstanding models were the Ergo Invincible from Amerisleep and the Prodigy base from Leggett & Pratt. The Amerisleep model retails starting at 1299 dollars. It includes a zero-gravity setting, massage, wireless controls, and it’s able to produce an upright angle of 70 degrees. The Leggett & Platt bed costs 1699 or more and includes wifi remotes, sleep timers, wave massage and an upright angle of up to 63 degrees. Both beds have high rates of owner satisfaction – more than 90 percent – so either model is a safe bet.

When not in use, your adjustable bed looks exactly like any other mattress, but when in use it has its own unique profile, pampering you with exquisite comfort. No longer do these beds look like they belong in a hospital setting. With their quiet motors, sleek lines and hidden machinery, today’s adjustable beds look right at home in any bedroom. These beds offer great health benefits as well as comfort features that make them appealing to a broad range of people. Take a look at your own preferences and the features that adjustable beds have to offer, and you will be able to decide if one of these beds is the right choice for you.

Best Mattresses for Back Pain

Best Mattresses for Back Pain

Best Mattresses for Back Pain

What mattresses are best for back pain?

Back pain is something that plagues a lot of people, so it’s important to know what kind of mattress will reduce back pain, or possibly even get rid of it altogether. Memory foam and latex mattresses are proven to be the best choices for back pain sufferers. If you understand the causes of back pain and the effect that spring mattresses have on your body, you will better understand why memory foam and latex mattresses are the clear choice for alleviating back pain.

Causes of Back Pain

Of course it’s good to know what beds work best if you have back pain, but first it’s important to understand what back pain is and what causes it. Bad posture is one common cause. Walking and sitting with a good upright posture will help you avoid aches and pains in your back. Tension can be another cause. If stress is causing you to unconsciously constrict your muscles, back pain is a common result. Muscle pulls and herniated discs can also result in back pain. These conditions (especially herniated discs) require medical intervention, but you will still benefit from having the best possible mattress while you are recovering.

Why are Memory Foam and Latex Mattresses Best for Back Pain?

Each of these types of mattress has its own benefits to offer someone who is dealing with back pain. Let’s talk about some of these benefits in more detail:

Best Beds for Support and Durability

Latex is known for being a durable and long-lasting material. Even though it has been available for many years, it still performs as well as (or even better than) some of its more modern competitors. Latex mattresses are usually firmer than other beds, but are also less likely to sag with long use. If you currently suffer from back pain, the support offered by a latex mattress may reduce the pain you’re feeling, and in time the pain may disappear completely. Latex is able to conform to your body shape somewhat as well. This characteristic also helps alleviate back pain and prevent it from happening down the road.

Memory foam, too, is considered one of your best options if you have back pain. Even more than latex, memory foam conforms to the contours of your body to provide the best possible support while you sleep. With memory foam you are unlikely to wake up with a sore back. Lack of proper support is what often causes muscle stiffness and joint pain. With memory foam, you get the support you need exactly where you need it whatever your weight and height. This makes memory foam a good choice regardless of your body type.

How springs can make your back pain worse

Now that we’ve talked about the benefits of memory foam and latex, it’s also important to understand which beds to avoid, and why. Innerspring mattresses are widely used and available everywhere, but they can cause back pain or at least make it worse. Spring mattresses do not last as long as latex or memory foam, and are much more likely to sag than other types of mattresses. A spring mattress may feel comfortable at first, but this comfort can be short-lived. Sagging, protruding springs, and padding that compresses over time all contribute to discomfort, back pain and a lower quality of sleep.


At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal choice and preference. Be sure to choose a mattress that gives you enough support and that will last for a long time. More and more people are looking for a bed that will help them avoid back pain and improve their sleep and overall well-being. Memory foam and latex mattresses are demonstrably the best choices for alleviating back pain because they give good, long-lasting support.

Which Memory Foam Mattress Is the Best: Traditional, Plant-Based or Gel?

Memory Foam Mattress Technologies Compared

Which Memory Foam Mattress Is the Best Traditional, Plant-Based or Gel

The composition of memory foam mattresses is continuously evolving, with new formulations emerging all the time. As a consumer, you are left wondering how to choose the best mattress out of all of these options. There are three main categories: traditional, plant-based and gel. Some of your choice will come down to personal preference, but it is easier to choose if you understand the differences between these types and how they perform.

In spite of the variety in this industry, memory foam beds consistently get higher satisfactions ratings from consumers than any other type of mattress. Memory foam is simply better at conforming to body shape and relieving pressure points than spring mattresses.

At one time, memory foam was too costly for many people even to consider buying. New manufacturing techniques as well as competition have brought the price down on many of these models. Because so many options now exist, trying to digest all the information and make a choice can be a bit overwhelming. The purpose of this article is to help you understand the important points so that you can choose the right mattress for you.

The Contenders

There are a number of factors to take into account when you’re shopping for a mattress. To narrow it down a bit, let’s look into traditional, plant-based and gel-infused mattresses in detail.

  • Traditional memory foam is the formula that has been around for a little over 20 years now. It’s made of petroleum products, and the process hasn’t changed much since it was first introduced.
  • Gel, or gel-infused memory foam came along more recently, and combines traditional memory foam with gel. This gel is sometimes infused through the entire mattress and sometimes (especially in the case of pillows) contained in a single layer.
  • Plant-based memory foam came about when manufacturers tried to address some of the shortcomings of traditional memory foam: VOC release, rate of response, and heat buildup. The plant-based formulas have much bigger cell structures, allowing for more breathability.

The Problems

Here are some of the common issues and concerns about memory foam, and how each mattress type fares with each issue:

Odor and Off-Gassing

VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds are carbon-based chemicals that are released by evaporation at normal room temperature. These gases have an unpleasant odor and have even been linked to health problems. The odor diminishes over time, but off-gassing is still one of the biggest concerns with memory foam mattresses.

How do the different mattress types stack up when it comes to off-gassing?

  • The petrochemicals used in traditional memory foam contain and release 61 different chemicals. 18 of these are of concern to international and state agencies because of potential health problems. Between 5 and 15 percent of customers report disliking the odor, making this a fairly common complaint in reviews.
  • Gel memory foam isn’t as well understood as traditional foam. The gel itself hasn’t been tested thoroughly, so we can only really speak about the memory foam itself with confidence about its composition. Most manufacturers use traditional memory foam in their gel foam mattresses, so the chemical profile is most likely similar. Some of the gel-infused brands receive fewer complaints about the odor from customers.
  • Plant-based memory foam is possible to manufacture with low levels of VOCs depending what process the manufacturer uses. Some proportion of the petrochemical products normally used in memory foam is replaced by plant-based ingredients. In some cases, the manufacturers also try to use adhesives and foam ingredients that have little to no output of VOCs. These mattresses may still smell “new” but this odor isn’t made up of dangerous chemicals at least.

Sleeping Hot/Retaining Heat

Between 8 and 10 percent of traditional memory foam bed owners have mentioned discomfort due to heat being trapped and released by the mattress. This  article comparing memory foam beds describes this process in detail, in case you are interested in a technical explanation of the problem.

Excess heat is a real concern with some of these beds; there’s nothing worse than trying to sleep when you feel too hot. Manufacturers have tried various techniques to reduce this heat retention, with mixed results.

  • More complaints are directed at traditional memory foam than at the other types, yet the manufacturing methods have not changed in response to these complaints. A few manufacturers have tried cutting holes into the foam, while others have used a complex layering system, but the improvement has been minimal.
  • Gel memory foam generally gets fewer complaints about heat, but companies like Tempurpedic and Cargill (which make traditional and plant-based mattresses respectively) have challenged and disproven claims that gel memory foam “sleeps cooler.” The gel is supposed to conduct the ambient heat away from the surface, which gives a slight initial benefit. Eventually, however, the gel heats up to body temperature.
  • Plant-based brands like Amerisleep make mattresses that have a ten-fold improvement in breathability compared to traditional memory mattresses, giving an overall temperature improvement of 25 percent compared to gel. The open-celled structure of the plant-based foam helps with breathability, and the temperature-neutral quality of the materials prevents trapping of heat.

Response Time, or “Getting Stuck”

This refers to how long it takes the memory foam to remold itself when you move, and it depends on several factors. Changeable viscosity, composition, resilience and elasticity all influence a bed’s response time. A mattress with a slow response time is likely to get more complaints than a faster mattress. People may feel like they’re sinking or trapped, and this feeling is not conducive to sexual enjoyment. Each of the leading brands has been measured for its response time, and here are the results:

  • Tempurpedic, the traditional memory foam – 45 to 60 seconds
  • Gel-infused memory foams – 30 to 45 seconds
  • Amerisleep, a plant-based foam – 5 to 8 seconds.

If you’re older or have reduced mobility, it can be hard to get out of bed when your mattress has a slow response time. This might be a deal-breaker for you, depending on your situation. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can worsen any back problems and mobility issues you already have.

Durability and Density

There can be a wide range of durability even if you look at a single manufacturer. The density of memory foam is measured in pounds per cubic foot. A memory foam that weighs less than 4 pounds is not likely to last, and is thus considered low-quality. A weight of more than 5.3 pounds is likely to be uncomfortable if the layer is thick. The sweet spot is found between 4.5 and 5.3 pounds, giving you the perfect balance of durability and comfort. This is how some of the brands compare regarding density:

  • Amerisleep is #1, with a density range of 4.5 to 5.3 pounds if you look at the entire line. This happens to be the perfect range.
  • Tempurpedic is in second place, with a density range of 3 pounds (found in the Flex and Weightless lines) to 7 pounds (found in the Grandbed and Contour lines).
  • In third place is the Serti iComfort gel-infused mattress line, with a density range between 3 and 4 pounds. There is some concern about uneven wear due to the mattresses’ composition, but because this is a new product it can be hard to find a large number of verifiable reviews at this point.

Striking a balance between comfort and durability is crucial. A too-soft mattress may feel comfortable but it won’t last, and a sturdy, long-lasting mattress may not feel comfortable. Look for something in the Goldilocks zone between these extremes.

Value for Money

When you’re shopping for a memory foam bed, no matter which type you decide to buy, you need to take price and value into account. Serta and Tempurpedic beds tend to be in the upper range, with the lowest-priced models costing about 1150 and 1500 dollars respectively if you buy the queen size. The Tempurpedic bed in this range has a density of just 2 to 4 pounds, and the Serta’s density is 4 pounds. The Amerisleep queen-sized mattresses start at 849 dollars, with a durable and supportive density of 4.5 pounds. This bed has also been demonstrated to be cooler and free from harmful VOCs.

BrandTypeHeat DissipationOff GassingResponse TimeDurabilityPrice
AmerisleepPlant BasedAAAAA
Serta iComfortGelBBBCB

What you consider to be good value will depend on your own priorities. Some of us look for the best price, while others feel better about a trusted brand name. The comparisons in this article are meant to make you aware of some of the biggest issues and indicators of quality that can help you evaluate your options when you shop.

Your own preferences, needs and tastes will be your best guide to choosing the right bed, once you have the correct information. Make a list of the qualities you care about the most, and take a hard look at the specifications of any mattress you’re considering buying. This is a purchase that should last you for many years. Now you know enough about memory foam beds to make an informed, appropriate choice.

Adjustable Bed Reviews Provide Insight into Consumer Satisfaction

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After looking at all the information available about the top manufacturers of adjustable bed bases, we’ve seen how the owners of such beds feel about their purchases. This is valuable information if you’re thinking about buying one of these beds yourself. Reading reviews of adjustable beds by people who already have them in their homes is one of the best ways of deciding whether or not this purchase is right for you. On average, 4.3 out of 5 customers are satisfied with their purchase (in other words 85 to 86 percent of customers are happy). This is an exceptionally high satisfaction rating. This article will look at some reviews of specific makes and models while also giving you some general information about the good and bad points of these beds to help you make your decision.

Adjustable Bed Top Manufacturers’ Reviews

As we said above, customers are generally very satisfied with the adjustable beds that they purchase. From brand to brand, the biggest differences you’ll see are the appearance, controls, motor type, optional features, warranty and price. In this article we’ll examine three of the top American manufacturers in this market. These companies all sell beds under their own brand names as well as through private labels for retailers and mattress companies.

These comparisons pertain only to the adjustable base itself, as it is described by customers in reviews. Mattresses are not included in this discussion because most adjustable bases allow you to choose whatever mattress you prefer. Mattress comfort and quality is complicated and subjective, so we won’t deal with it here. Just remember that the mattress you choose is going to be as important as or even more important than the adjustable base when it comes to comfort and satisfaction.

Leggett & Platt

This is a well-known and established name in the furniture business. Adjustable bases carrying their own brand names such as the Prodigy and S-Cape can be purchased from Amerisleep.com and other retailers. They also supply adjustable beds sold under such private labels as Craftmatic and others. Across the board, the overall rate of customer satisfaction is 4.2 out of 5, representing a wide range of beds from basic to the most luxurious. At the top end, models such as the Prodigy got even higher ratings, usually nearly 5 out of 5.

  • Warranty: From model to model the warranties vary, but all of them have at least a year of full warranty coverage. Beyond that, the limited lifetime warranties are broken down to cover parts for 2 to 5 years, depending on your model, and the rest is prorated.
  • Price: This ranges from 1000 to 3000 dollars or more, depending on the model, size and retailer.


This is another company that sells adjustable beds both under its own brand (for example the 3E, the 5D and the 7s) and through private labels including the Ergo from Tempurpedic. All models taken together have an average satisfaction rating of 4.5 out of 5.

  • Warranty: There are two different warranty plans here, depending on the model. Comfort and Deluxe product lines come with a 20-year limited warranty, while the Essential model has a limited warranty of only 5 years. In the initial year all service and parts are covered; parts only are covered for the first 5 years; and after that costs get prorated by model.
  • Price: Range from 1200 to 3000 dollars, depending on size, collection and retailer.


This manufacturer is another well-established company selling some models (the WH1 and 2) directly and others through retailers. This manufacturer has a satisfaction rating of 4.5 out of 5 overall across all of their models.

  • Warranty: With this brand you get a 20-year warranty, including a year of full coverage, 2 years coverage of the motor, and 5 years for the parts. Years 6 through 12 are prorated for the owner. The best part is that the warranty excludes nothing, covering electrical components and motors as well as other parts.
  • Price: Ranges from 100- to 2500 and up, depending on size, model and retailer.

Collective Trends

Adjustable beds are perfect for anyone who suffers from breathing problems, poor circulation, heart or lung disease, or even just for people who like to watch TV and read in bed. Gone are the ugly institutional-looking designs – these adjustable bases look almost exactly like regular beds and blend seamlessly into the rest of your bedroom décor. The only change is the amount of comfort you get when you go to bed at night. Here are some common threads running through the consumer reviews we looked at, including both bad and good points.

Pros (According to Reviews)

Adjustable beds offer a number of benefits to their owners, and there are several different ways you can use them to suit your individual needs. Almost every reviewer had something good to say about the health benefits, comfort or convenience offered by these beds. Here’s what they said:

  • The vast majority of reviewers listed at least one of these benefits: less joint pain, less back pain, improvement in symptoms of acid reflux, arthritis, insomnia, GERD, or circulatory/respiratory issues.
  • Many reviewers said that watching TV and relaxing in bed were more comfortable, and many enjoyed the convenience of pre-set features such as zero-gravity.
  • Around 67 percent of customers felt that the massage feature was enjoyable and added to the bed’s value (applicable only to models that include this feature)
  • Customers appreciated that the adjustable beds could be integrated with their existing furniture and décor because they look like regular beds when not in use.
  • These beds require little in the way of maintenance. Many of the manufacturers offer nation-wide service networks to look after repairs covered by the warranty. Most models use simple parts that you can swap out easily.
  • The beds generally have quiet motors. The A/C motors are a bit louder than the D/C, but the noise is slight and properly dampened, so there were no real complaints about noise in the reviews we looked at.

Cons (According to Reviews)

Most complaints centered on warranties, which some consumers didn’t properly understand. Most of the negative comments came from customers who tried to return their purchases, but this was still a fairly low number (around 14 or 15 percent). Here are some possible drawbacks of adjustable beds:

  • • They are often non-returnable, or shipping them costs a lot of money
  • • The warranties vary widely, and most retailers only offer about 1 to 5 years of coverage. After a certain time frame some parts may not be covered, so you have to read the warranty carefully.
  • • These bed bases are heavy and hard to move (look for a model with wheels or casters).
  • • If you sleep on your side, you may not use the adjustable feature as often for sleeping.
  • • Some customers had trouble if they used spring mattresses or very thick mattresses (more than 12 inches).

Overall Impression from Reviews

Adjustable bed bases are on the whole very popular with the people who buy them. Whether they buy them to help with health conditions or just to make watching TV and reading in bed more convenient, customers report high levels of satisfaction with their adjustable beds. Couples were particularly appreciative of the fact that they could adjust their own side of the bed without disturbing their partner, allowing them to continue sleeping in the same bed. On the whole, reviews are highly positive and customer satisfaction rates are high. Still, you need to do your homework and understand the prices and warranty terms before you buy.