Top critical review
August 22, 2018
I've posted this at the top as it's my final review of this mattress and should be read before reading anything good I had to say about it.
Final update. Mattress is horrible. They did give me a $100 refund which I took because realistically I wouldn't be able to ship this back. I feel the way they determine if the mattress is defective or not by measuring is a way out of warranty claims. My mattress measures as it should but once you lay on it the foam has no support and squishies right down, get off it for a minute and it goes back to the correct height but again, no support. It's a lesson learned for me. I'm out the price of the mattress, have worse back ache then before trying the mattress and I still need to buy a new one. Never again.
This is the king size gel memory foam mattress.
Ok, I can't fully comment on this mattress as it's literally only a few hours since I took it out the packaging but I did want to take a moment and comment on is the smell, there's none, stick my nose right into the mattress, not a smell at all. Second thing I wanted to comment on was expansion. It has sat in the box it shipped in for several hours since being delivered but was inside the house. I opened the box and removed the first plastic wrap and the mattress immediately started expanding. I laid it out and started cutting the second plastic wrap off, you could actually hear the mattress expanding at this point and within just a few minutes it had expanded to what I'll consider full size as the cover fit properly so I'll assume it's expanded fully. I've laid on it, seems comfortable but the next few nights to weeks will determine the actual comfort level. For the record, I'm 6'5" and just over 350lbs and have slept on a fairly expensive spring mattress for the past 11 years, that mattress cost 5x this one, if this lasts me even a couple years, honestly, nothing to complain about.
I will update this review after I get an idea how I sleep on it, I'm looking forward to this as I'm traditionally a stomach sleeper but our old mattress had me sleeping in a variety of positions in search of comfort.
Update- Been sleeping on this a week or so, for me it's not firm enough but that's subjective and can't really knock a star for that. It's holding it's shape, haven't noticed a break in as others have mentioned and it's pretty much as it was when it arrived.
One drawback, it tends to slide around a bit which is odd because it's fairly heavy but slides some. That could be because it's on a double box spring base and not a platform.
I'll still recommend and my original rating hasn't changed.
Update- It's becoming less comfortable for me, I'm waking with lower back pain. I'm a side and stomach sleeper, after a short while this mattress is not offering any support and my side feels noticeably less supportive when compared to my wife's side.
I know I'm a rather large man but I contacted nature's sleep prior to purchasing this mattress, told them my height, weight and sleeping positions to which they said this mattress would work fine. Either the mattress is defective or the recommendation of this mattress was incorrect.
I'll continue updates if anything changes.