As of writing this review I've had the bed for ~4 months. To start with, I'm a broke, full-time college student. I had been sleeping on the couch for several months waiting for my financial aid to come so I could buy a bed. I spent that time researching very carefully: differences between spring mattresses and memory foam, reading dozens of reviews on both, watching the prices, and going in to local stores to test/daydream my future purchase. When it came down to it, I was swayed by finding virtually *no* bad reviews about memory foam mattresses. The simplicity of picking a memory foam mattress over a spring mattress also did a lot for my peace of mind: I don't have to worry about whether I got the right layers "tailored to my sleeping style" or whatever crap the local mattress stores tried selling me to justify their prices. There were two concerns about memory foam mattresses that I saw consistently in reviews: smell and heat retention. I specifically sprang for a mattress with the aloe layer because I like to be cool when I sleep - layer-on-the-comforters-and-still-have-numb-toes kind of cool - and I have no complaints about being too hot. Also, there was no off-putting smell when I opened the mattress. It had a new-thing-that's-in-lots-of-packaging kind of smell that wasn't unpleasant and was gone by the time I had let the mattress do its expanding so I could sleep on it. Any mattress is going to be bulky and have weight. I unpacked it and set it up with the help of my boyfriend, I could have managed it on my own, but it would have been difficult. That being said, moving the bed around by myself is much easier now than with any spring mattress set I've had, as it's just the mattress on a platform bed I bought to go with it. No bulk, very simple, and very nice visually. I've moved to a new apartment since getting this mattress and it was simple to move, especially since there were no box springs to haul around. It has fabric handles on the sides that match the rest of the material of the bed that are strong enough to move the mattress around with. I don't feel like I really need to go into detail about the comfort - if you've done any research on memory foam mattresses, you're going to see the same thing over and over again. Yes, it feels like heaven. I have had problems with insomnia since childhood and even when I'm not actively struggling with them, it normally takes me a very long time (an hour or more) to fall asleep. I fall asleep very quickly on this mattress, I sleep very soundly, and when I wake up I feel ready to get out of bed instead of wanting to lay around in a half-sleep coma for another couple of hours. Oh, and as a bonus, that commercial on T.V. that shows the woman jumping on the bed right next to her partner is TOTALLY TRUE. If you're sharing the bed with someone, it's SO much easier to get in and out without waking them up. Also, a small side note about the customer service: the very next day after I ordered this mattress the price dropped $50. When I contacted customer service about it, I got disconnected part-way through the conversation. I received an e-mail from the agent I was speaking to within an hour with the information I needed. They were able to escalate the issue to the warranty department for me so I could use the price difference to get the 10 year warranty, which I had forgotten to pick up when I made the order in the first place. Tl;dr: Get this bed. It feels wonderful, it's a great investment for the quality of your sleep, and is a much better value than anything you'll find in a brick-and-mortar store. Spring for the 10 year warranty: it comes with a mattress protector, covers bodily fluids, and, barring acts of God, you will have this bed for that long.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. EXCELLENT!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? As described