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This review was posted in 2015 but I have updated it after reviewing the new 2016 model of the Alexander Signature select. Both models were given to me free by Nest Bedding. There have been some great improvements with the 2016 model one of the most notable is that the cover is made with a phase change technology that adapts to your body heat to keep you cool at night.

Nest bedding is still my favorite mattress company. That’s because they provide amazing products at great prices. In this review I test out the Alexander Signature Select mattress from Nest Bedding. This bed is a significant step up from The Love Bed which is really saying something because they set the bar high with that mattress.

Purchasing & Unboxing

I recently received the Nest Alexander Signature Select mattress from Nest Bedding to review. The Alexander Mattress comes in a nondescript box which is just fine by me. As I’ve said before, if money is going into making a fancy box, that’s less money going into a quality mattress. Purchasing the Alexander Mattress is super easy, just like the big name competitors. You simply place your order through their website and the mattress will arrive at your doorstep in about a week or less. Shipping is also free!

If you happen to live in California you are probably close to a Nest Bedding showroom where you can try one out in person. They recently launched a showroom in New York City. Here’s the locations of all the Nest Bedding stores:

San Francisco
367 9th St, San Francisco, CA

Albany/Berkley
835 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA

Mountain View
1049 El Monte Ave, Mountain View, CA

Santa Monica
1512 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California, 90403

Studio City/Los Angeles
12319 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA

New York City
196 Bowery, NYC 10012

Minneapolis
Try out the Alexander at the Sleep Sherpa Showroom
7301 Washington Ave S. Edina, MN 55439

Since Nest is a relatively small company in comparison to some of the other players in the mattress industry, they are very responsive and can make sure you get the right bed for your needs. Don’t be surprised to get an email response from Joe, quickly!

When unboxing the mattress, you will notice that it is NOT folded in half. Why does this matter? It matters because folding the mattress on itself and compressing it can cause unnecessary stress and may affect he overall lifespan of the mattress.

 

Construction

You can choose from 3 levels of firmness which is another distinguishing feature of Nest Bedding that sets them apart from the likes of the one mattress for all model.

The Alexander Signature Series is made using a breathable, durable  pressure-relieving, cooling Gel Foam, and a support base layer convoluted foam. They use CertiPUR-US Gel Foam and Support Base Foams.
Alexander Soft Construction
Alexander Soft
Alexander Medium Construction
Alexander medium
Alexander Firm
Alexander firm

The Alexander Mattress is so far my favorite mattress. As you can see, this is a very substantial mattress. It is listed as being 12.5 inches in height.

Findings

The Alexander Signature Select mattress also has very little motion transfer. This is right up there with top of the line memory foam mattresses in terms of motion transfer. But what makes this mattress better is that you don’t get that stuck in the mud feeling. You sink in just enough and the mattress recovers very rapidly.

All these tests are done on a medium firmness mattress. You can extrapolate how a firm and soft would sink in from this picture. This mattress has just the right amount of sink for me. My wife also found this mattress to be a little softer than the Love Bed which she preferred. That said, this bed is more accommodating to various sleep preferences than most of the other beds I have reviewed.

alexander depth

Below is a video that illustrates heat retention on the mattress

Conclusion

If you are in the market for pressure relief without getting stuck, get this mattress It does an amazing job with both.  Please note that I receive a small compensation when you purchase from my links. It’s how I’m able to keep the site going.

You get a 101 money back trial period so there’s no risk in trying this out against any of the major brands.

Unlike all the other online brands I have tested, Nest Bedding also offers financing directly from their website! If you have good credit you will be eligible for 0% financing for 12 months! So if you want to sleep in comfort now, you can! Just click on the financing text below the price to pay in monthly installments instead of all at once. To do this just click the Affirm financing option at checkout this is done once you add to your cart, enter your information then get to the payment screen.

financing 2

The Alexander Signature Select mattress from Nest Bedding is at the top of the Sleep Sherpa mattress heap. I haven’t slept on a better bed so far. This is the first mattress where my wife and I are equally satisfied. The medium level of firmness is quite soft and if you are on the fence between a soft and a medium, go with the medium. You won’t be disappointed.

Trial Period

Nest has one of the best trial periods in the industry. They give you 101 days to try out their mattress in the comfort of your home. If for whatever reason you don’t like it, they will take it back and give you a full refund.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this mattress by emailing me at: ben@sleepsherpa.com. I will get back to as quickly as possible.

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Alexander Signature Select

Alexander Signature Select
9.44

Motion Transfer

10/10

    Affordability

    9/10

      Softness

      10/10

        Off Gassing

        10/10

          Trial Period

          10/10

            Pros

            • Barely any off gassing
            • Little motion transfer
            • Sleeps Cool
            • Ships to Canada ( $193-$415 based on weight)

            Cons

              Ben • June 25, 2015


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              1. HiM8ns July 1, 2015 - 7:26 pm Reply

                This is a review on the Sleep Sherpa. Ben has gone above and beyond in helping me decide which mattress to choose. We must have emailed back and forth at least 20 -30 times. He even relayed my questions and concerns to the CEO of the company and got him to contact me personally. The kicker was when he offered (i accepted) to face time with me. He got his wife to tell me her thoughts on the bed and also got her to jump on the mattress for me to see the bounce and cushioning. They were such a nice and pleasant couple. He seemed very ethical and did not try to push me in any way. He sincerely was concerned about the right fit for me. If you need help in deciding, the Sleep Sherpa is your man. When you are ready to purchase your mattress, please use his LINK at the end of any of his mattress reviews to go to the company’s website and enter your discount code from Sleep Sherpa . I cannot thank him enough for the support and advice he gave me.

              2. Barry and Jennifer Livengood July 4, 2015 - 8:00 pm Reply

                We have a temperpedic now but my wife said she isn’t comfortable on it anymore . I have been fighting a back injury for over 15 yrs from a fall . How does this compare ? Any additional info would be appreciated .

                • admin July 4, 2015 - 11:12 pm Reply

                  Tempurpedic beds do a great job of contouring to your body. However, I find that a Tempurpedic feels firmer than the Alexander Signature Select. How long have you had the Tempurpedic? Does it feel too hard now?

              3. BackPain August 4, 2015 - 2:29 am Reply

                My research has led me to… Leesa vs Alexander…

                What are your thoughts for a side-sleeper with back pain (and insomnia)?

                Thank you!

                • admin August 4, 2015 - 10:14 am Reply

                  I can’t really address your specific condition but I can say that these are two of my top rated beds. The Leesa will be more contouring to your body and a little less firm than the Love Bed at a medium firmness.

              4. shane August 10, 2015 - 8:36 pm Reply

                i am in the market for my first memory foam mattress i have tried several in the store and really like the feel of the temper-pedic cloud lux. breeze. which mattress compares best to this mattress that i can afford. also if i get alexander do i want midium or soft? thanks

                • admin August 10, 2015 - 9:18 pm Reply

                  Go with the medium firm Alexander. It is a great mattress that in my opinion is superior to the Tempur Cloud

              5. shane August 10, 2015 - 8:40 pm Reply

                i am in the market for my first memory foam bed. i have tried several and like the temper-pedis cloud lux. breeze the best but not the price. what is a good comparable feeling mattress i can afford. if i get the alexander do i want med. or soft. thanks

                • admin August 10, 2015 - 9:15 pm Reply

                  Go with the medium for comparison purposes. It’s an amazing mattress

              6. J Smith August 17, 2015 - 11:05 am Reply

                First let me say I really like your reviews. I have found them very helpful when mattress shopping. I am also in the market for my first memory foam or latex mattress. I am about to order the Alexander but first I have one question. I suffer from chronic pain in my leg which forces me to unfortunately spend a lot of time in bed on a lot of days. How will this mattress hold up to say an average of 16 hours a day in bed versus 8 in your opinion?

                • admin August 17, 2015 - 12:10 pm Reply

                  I would say that you can expect 7 good years out of it at that rate. It’s quality memory foam and may even last longer.

              7. bladdink August 17, 2015 - 9:12 pm Reply

                Could you please give me and opinion on how any of these compare with plain latex or stearns and foster mattresses?

                • admin August 18, 2015 - 9:53 am Reply

                  Most of the mattresses I have reviewed are memory foam. So the biggest difference is that they don’t have springs. When comparing to latex, you’ll notice that they do a better job of conforming to your body and relieving pressure. Memory foam is a wonderful sleeping material and I highly recommend it over most inner spring mattresses.

              8. Wally August 24, 2015 - 11:51 am Reply

                We presently have a memory foam mattress (base foam, 3 inches 4 lb visco and 2 inches 3 lb visco) but my wife gets hot from the foam which disrupts her sleep most nights. We bought an Outlast heat balancing mattress pad a few months ago and that help someone but not enough. Any suggestions? Does the Alexander bed help with this issue? I didn’t see anything about how hot you get or don’t get with this mattress in your review. Thanks.

              9. Will August 27, 2015 - 3:06 pm Reply

                I have a traditional mattress and box springs on a basic frame. What frame do I need on the Alexander Signature mattress?

                Thank You

                • admin August 27, 2015 - 7:48 pm Reply

                  You need to get a box spring that is designed for memory foam foundations. If you want something simple and don’t want to spend a lot of money check this out: http://amzn.to/1JB2b4S

              10. Heidi August 31, 2015 - 10:12 am Reply

                Thanks so much for all the bed info and reviews. I’m currently in the market for my first memory foam type bed, and am debating between the Leesa and Alexander Signature Select. Trying out mattresses in the store, my boyfriend and I both liked the Tempur-pedic Contour Elite the best. I was wondering if either the firm Alexander Signature Select or the Leesa compared more to the firmness feel of the Contour Elite. We are a bit leery of the Alexander Signature Select medium as we’ve seen it compared with the Tempur-pedic Cloud by more than one reviewer, and we did not like the feel of that mattress at all.

                • admin August 31, 2015 - 10:25 am Reply

                  I would go with the Firm Alexander over the Leesa in this case. The Leesa will feel too soft for you.

              11. David September 4, 2015 - 10:11 pm Reply

                Right now I am currently looking at either the Alexander or the Winkbed. I am a back sleeper and occasionally a side sleeper but I’m not familiar enough with mattresses to pick between springs and memory foam/latex. I would choose a medium for the Alexander and obviously Winkbed doesn’t have an option. Any advice between the two? I’ve read your reviews but it is still difficult to decide.

                • admin September 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm Reply

                  The Alexander will feel softer at a medium firm as compared to the winkbed. If you don’t really have a preference for springs vs no springs, I would go with the Alexander.

              12. admin September 9, 2015 - 8:06 am Reply

                Go with the Alexander!

              13. Danielle September 13, 2015 - 1:35 pm Reply

                Do you know anything about the softest version? I have a pillowtop currently and really want something plush and luxe feeling!

                • admin September 14, 2015 - 1:27 pm Reply

                  I have laid on the softest version in the showroom in San Francisco and it’s definitely more plush!

              14. Kaye October 12, 2015 - 10:00 am Reply

                I’m curious about the temperature of this bed. I’m looking for something that isn’t going to cause me to wake up in the middle of the night due to heat issues. How does the Alexander do in this area?

                • admin October 12, 2015 - 10:08 am Reply

                  The Alexander is good with heat dissipation. I didn’t notice any issues with heat retention.

              15. LanK October 19, 2015 - 8:28 pm Reply

                Will regular fitted sheets work on the Alexander or do you need deep pocket sheets?

                • admin October 20, 2015 - 8:13 am Reply

                  Regular fitted sheets work.

              16. Tony Cummings October 27, 2015 - 5:24 pm Reply

                Is there anyway to use my existing box spring with the Alexander mattress? This mattress will be going on our antigue bed frame.
                Thanks, Tony

                • admin October 27, 2015 - 6:07 pm Reply

                  A modern box spring should be fine with a memory foam bed. However older box springs were designed to have some give to work with an inner spring mattress. A good way to test whether or not your box spring will work on a memory foam mattress is to first test the memory foam mattress out on the floor and then on the box spring to see if you notice a difference. If you do notice sagging, I recommend slats as they will give you even support and allow the mattress to breathe.

              17. Anonymous November 17, 2015 - 9:40 am Reply

                What type of mattress/firmness level would you suggest for a stomach sleeper? Right now I am waking up a lot with lower back aches and neck stiffness. I was also considering getting the MyPillow.

                • admin November 17, 2015 - 9:43 am Reply

                  For stomach sleepers I recommend a firmer mattress that will give you the support you need. An Alexander Firm or 4Sleep are great choices.

              18. maeltaki@gmail.com November 17, 2015 - 9:52 am Reply

                Would this work on a platform bed? We are upgrading to a King size bed, so we are getting a new bed and I prefer a platform bed. Could I use this mattress on a the slates or should I get one of those board things?

                • admin November 17, 2015 - 9:53 am Reply

                  This will work on slats. No need for a bunky board.

              19. BT November 20, 2015 - 11:05 pm Reply

                I am wondering how you distinguish between your enthusiasm for the Honest Bed and the Alexander. Both seem to be favorites of yours. I’m a 200 lb+ man who is a side/stomach sleeper, which is pretty much the way you describe yourself, so I’m especially interested in your recommendations. Cost aside, how does one choose between those mattresses? Thanks.

                • admin November 23, 2015 - 11:18 am Reply

                  The Alexander is an all memory foam mattress. It’s a wonderful mattress. Honest Beds (also from Nest Bedding) uses foam and pocket coils which gives you the best of inner spring with a generous amount of memory foam on the top layer. The tufting is outstanding which helps to keep you cool. Best of all it has a medium firm and firm side so you really get two mattresses in one. If you are solely focused on pressure relief, you will be fine getting an Alexander. However if you want some good bounce, nice tufting and two firmness options, I strongly recommend Honest Beds. They are extremely well made and you can expect to easily pay double that in a Bloomingdales.

              20. anna November 27, 2015 - 9:22 pm Reply

                Motion Transfer

                8.6

                Affordability

                8.4

                Softness

                7.8

                Off Gassing

                6.4

                Trial Period

                10

              21. Drew November 29, 2015 - 2:38 pm Reply

                Motion Transfer

                8

                Affordability

                8

                Softness

                8

                Off Gassing

                9

                Trial Period

                9

                How does the Alexander compare to the Leesa in terms of firmness? I have the medium Alexander now and think it may be too soft. Anyone feel the same?

                Thanks

              22. Sara December 13, 2015 - 9:36 am Reply

                I just purchased the Alexander after reading your review. Excited for it to arrive! I purchased the mattress protector they recommended as well. Will I want/need a mattress pad too?

                • admin December 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm Reply

                  No need for a mattress pad if you bought a protector.

              23. Ben December 22, 2015 - 6:16 pm Reply

                Would this work ok with an adjustable base? looking for a mattress to go with a Serta Motion Essentials 2 base.

                • admin December 22, 2015 - 9:29 pm Reply

                  Yes, it will work with an adjustable base.

              24. Jason December 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm Reply

                If I use this on traditional box springs, they are in very good condition, will I have any issues?

                • admin December 25, 2015 - 11:02 am Reply

                  No you should be fine. As long as the box spring was made in the last 10 years it should be good.

              25. SB December 31, 2015 - 1:32 pm Reply

                Hello – Getting ready to pull the trigger on a king size Alexander Signature Select and need to purchase a low profile foundation. Which foundations do you recommend for this mattress?

              26. Jay January 1, 2016 - 6:55 am Reply

                Ready to buy the Alexander matress and have Sleep Master BiFold Box Spring Folding Mattress Foundation, King, will this work properly?

                • admin January 1, 2016 - 10:45 am Reply

                  Yes, that box spring will work just fine.

              27. Rod January 7, 2016 - 9:02 pm Reply

                Nest Alexander. I am lost in my search for a foundation for this masterpiece.

                Night and Day, Modus, Leggett and Platt, Moe’s Furniture…. Ugh…. This never ends.

              28. Anonymous January 10, 2016 - 10:40 am Reply

                I am almost ready to purchase the Alexander and just have one question…how does this mattress compare to bed in a box options?

                • admin January 10, 2016 - 3:46 pm Reply

                  The Alexander also comes in a box so it’s just as convenient.

              29. Sarita January 14, 2016 - 1:07 am Reply

                Hi Ben. First, I love your site! Thank you! Second, we are looking to purchase a King size bed. Do you have to use a box spring with the Alexander?

                • admin January 14, 2016 - 5:03 pm Reply

                  No, it can be on slats, the floor or a box spring but no need for a box spring.

              30. Heather January 16, 2016 - 8:19 pm Reply

                A note for others considering this bed. We purchased this Alexander Signature in medium firmness, and we did not like the feeling of sinking in and getting stuck. It is a very nice bed, you can tell that it is very high quality craftsmanship and materials. It may just be that we don’t like the memory foam feel. It feels amazing when you first lay down, but if you want to roll over, it takes a very concentrated effort. Just something to be aware of before purchasing. Although they have the sleep trial, it is still not a pleasant process going through multiple beds to find the right one.

              31. Jason January 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm Reply

                Motion Transfer

                0.1

                Affordability

                0.1

                Softness

                0.1

                I bought this mattress, and love it. Have the medium and they sent me a free topper that gives it a little more of a plush feeling. Currently have it on low profile box springs. I’m going to buy a platform bed this month – can this mattress lay on the slats or do I need something on the slats?

                Thanks!

                • admin January 18, 2016 - 2:35 pm Reply

                  Yes this mattress works perfect on slats

              32. David Cutrer February 20, 2016 - 7:14 pm Reply

                Well I have been having lower back pain due to my current mattress sinking ( a Sam’s Club Serta pillow top). I am a side and stomach sleeper.
                I have been researching mattresses for a couple weeks now and I have an Alexander Signature Select in medium arriving next week and Easy Breather Pillow. Never felt one , so I’m ordering blind, but with their 101 day trial I figured I’d give it a try. Hoping I made the right choice.
                I guess if it’s too soft/firm, I’ll send it back for the opposite.

              33. John March 5, 2016 - 2:25 pm Reply

                Thanks for your thorough reviews. I am thinking of purchasing the Alexander mattress. The frame we purchased (upgrading from queen to king bed) requires a box spring. I saw you suggested checking this product out: http://amzn.to/1JB2b4S. This seems to replace a frame altogether, but we only need a box spring. Any suggestions?

                • Ben March 6, 2016 - 9:09 am Reply

                  You can also get a box spring off Amazon. They ship in a box and are easy to put together. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/1psLGB2

              34. Chuck Shealy March 29, 2016 - 2:10 pm Reply

                Ben:

                Thank you for all of the helpful information. When you refer to “off Gassing” does this mean the smell that these foams can give off? I notice you say the Alexander Select has very little.

                Thank you

                • Ben March 31, 2016 - 9:44 am Reply

                  That’s correct. The Nest had very little smell upon opening.

              35. J.J. April 5, 2016 - 10:28 am Reply

                We are keeping our traditional king bedframe but would like to purchase this mattress. In order for the Alexander to sit at a similar height in relation to our headboard as it currently does with a regular mattress+box spring, what should we get to go under the Alexander?

                • Adam December 23, 2016 - 4:19 am Reply

                  JJ and anyone else reading here, The Alexander and almost all new technology mattresses these days do not use a “box spring” type foundation. Box springs are flexible bed foundations designed to be used with older, innerspring mattresses. Do not use this type of foundation with a new technology bed unless it specially calls for it. The alexander and most new technology mattresses need a solid, non yielding foundation such as: a solid mattress foundation (like they sell on the nest bedding website), strong slats less than 4 inches apart, or a solid platform bed to set on. You can also use the mattresses directly on the floor but the mattress may sleep warm due to the lack of air flow under the mattress. I bought the folding metal foundation found on nest bedding’s website and it works great!

              36. Juli April 5, 2016 - 7:31 pm Reply

                Thank you fo these reviews. They are very helpful. I tried Alexander Signature Select in Firm and it is not firm enough for me. Do you have any other recommendations? Thank you!

              37. John May 6, 2016 - 2:17 pm Reply

                Motion Transfer

                9.5

                Affordability

                9

                Softness

                9.5

                Off Gassing

                9

                Trial Period

                10

                I read all of the SleepSherpa reviews, carefully considered, and chose the Alexander Medium. After having it for 2 months, I truly believe all of the world’s troubles could be solved if everyone slept on this mattress. Great review, great suggestion!

              38. Tim May 17, 2016 - 1:24 pm Reply

                For a stomach/side sleeper would a medium firmness in this bed be too soft?

                • Ben May 20, 2016 - 9:31 am Reply

                  In my opinion I think a medium firm would be just right.

              39. Nathan November 18, 2016 - 11:50 am Reply

                As a fairly hot sleeper, 250 pounds, side sleeper, with a slightly broader frame, would the medium-firm version of this be good? I enjoy a soft mattress but too soft ends up making my lower back hurt.

                • Ben December 12, 2016 - 9:02 pm Reply

                  Given your size, I think the firm would be a better option for you.

              40. Alex November 24, 2016 - 1:33 pm Reply

                I currently have a DynastyMattress New Cool Breeze 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress I bought from Amazon. When I sleep long enough (like 7 hours) I always wake up with lower back pain. In order to fix that, I’m not sure if I need a firmer mattress (this one is quite firm actually), or on the contrary, the pain is due to the mattress being too firm.
                Do you have any suggestions from your or website visitors experience? Do you think I should aim for a medium or firm Alexander Signature?

                Thanks!

                • Ben December 16, 2016 - 11:36 am Reply

                  I think you should try the medium Alexander first.

              41. Alice December 2, 2016 - 2:05 pm Reply

                I am 5’1, my husband much larger at 6’2. Will the memory foam mattress leave me rolling into him? We tried a mattress before and his size created a dip that had me rolling towards him. Thank you!

                • Ben December 12, 2016 - 8:56 pm Reply

                  No, it shouldn’t do that. The cover of the mattress has some flexibility so it won’t pull you in any direction.

              42. Adam December 13, 2016 - 9:39 am Reply

                I am shopping for a new mattress. I am torn between the Alexander signature, Loom & Leaf and Brooklyn Bedding, all in firm. I currently sleep on a firm tempurpedic that is over 10 years old and worn/sagged out. I prefer a firm memory foam or firm pillow topped innerspring to sleep on. I have never tried latex, although it sounds interesting. Which would you recommend out of the 3 I am leaning towards? Thank you!

                • Ben December 13, 2016 - 10:29 am Reply

                  If you are looking for a firm pillow top foam, I suggest the Alexander Firm. If you want a firm inner spring, check out the Winkbed.

              43. Adam December 13, 2016 - 1:06 pm Reply

                Ben, Thanks for the quick reply! I am thinking about going with the alexander firm now. I am curious why they call it “luxury firm” instead of just firm, like everybody else?

                • Ben December 13, 2016 - 7:24 pm Reply

                  I think it’s just a nice way of saying firm without scaring people into thinking it will sleep like a board.

              44. AdAdam December 13, 2016 - 9:37 pm Reply

                Ben, Thanks for all your help! I ordered the Alexander signature firm today using the link on this site and the coupon code you provide. I will try to do a follow up comment once I get the bed and have some time with it.

              45. Miranda December 19, 2016 - 10:20 am Reply

                Motion Transfer

                7

                Affordability

                2

                Softness

                8

                Off Gassing

                8

                Trial Period

                8

                So far from your reviews, I’m thinking about the Brentwood Oceano and the Alexander Signature. I am a petite side-sleeper; occasional stomach sleeper with lots of shoulder/hip/neck discomfort. My husband is over twice my size. We have tried the Optimum gel, Temper Cloud Supreme, Sleep Number i8 and Latex Bliss. We loved the Westin Heavenly until it sagged pretty quickly. The latex was the best so far, but still gave me numbness in my arms. Giving up on mainstream mattresses and interested in seeing what online has to offer. Thank you!

              46. Adam December 23, 2016 - 12:15 am Reply

                Motion Transfer

                9

                Affordability

                9

                Softness

                8

                Off Gassing

                8.5

                Trial Period

                9

                We are now at night 5 on the new Alexander Signature in luxury firm. We are very happy thus far with the mattress. It is certainly well made and comfortable. The luxury firm is probably an 8 or 8.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale and is just a tiny bit firmer than I was hoping for. Don’t get me wrong, it is very comfortable for me and my side sleeping. I just wish the very top layer had a little more give to it. I am really splitting hairs here. I may add a soft topper to the mattress if it doesn’t soften up over time but I am thinking this bed will break in and be just right for me over the next few weeks. Even though it is only day 5, I have no problem recommending this mattress to others. The medium version of this bed should be comfortable for almost everybody. The firm should be great for stomach sleepers, heavier people (250 plus), and other people like me that just prefer a firm mattress. The only negatives I can think of is that there were a few loose threads on the cover and my mattress was folded in half, although it is supposed to be rolled. My stats: 5’11”, 210 lbs, muscular/athletic build, broad shoulders, side sleeper, previously slept on: 10 year old tempur-pedic deluxe in firm. I hope this helps somebody, thanks Ben!

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