Buying a mattress online has exploded in popularity as of late, with companies spending millions to lure tired shoppers to forego brick and mortar mattress stores and instead take a gamble on making their purchase decisions based on and customer reviews. And while that’s a risky proposition at face value, to sweeten the deal many offer a 100-night sleep guarantee, letting you decide whether or not your chosen mattress is indeed right for you, and simply taking it back for free in the event it doesn’t live up to your body-hugging expectations.
Mattress stores be damned, it’s this ability to have a superlative night’s sleep shipped straight to your door that, while furnishing my recently built lakefront retreat, led me to not even consider heading to said mattress stores. Instead, from the comfort of my own couch catching up on Game of Thrones, I did a little research and ended up purchasing a pair of twin mattresses from Amerisleep. I figured that at best I’d love them, never looking back at my decision to take some cash away from a high pressure mattress salesman; or at worst, I’d hate them, send them back for free, and make my UPS man hate me even more than he did when he delivered them the first time.
Thankfully for my UPS driver, Amerisleep has worked brilliantly for my needs, meaning the mattresses are here to stay.
So the logical question is why did I choose Amerisleep?
For me, one of the biggest factors was finding an eco-friendly mattress option. Amerisleep uses what they call Bio-Pur memory foam, a material derived mainly from plants that utilizes an open-cell structure. Not only that, all of Amerisleep’s mattresses are produced using an exceptionally clean manufacturing process called Variable Pressure Foaming, which releases zero emissions into the atmosphere and is completely free of harsh chemicals while keeping the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in their mattresses incredibly low. Lastly, all of Amerisleep’s waste is recycled internally, lowering their environmental impact even more. In a world of warming climates and excess waste, it’s vital that every company makes every effort to improve their environmental impact, and in this respect Amerisleep has done a superb job recognizing this responsibility.
All of Amerisleep’s mattresses are produced using an exceptionally clean manufacturing process called Variable Pressure Foaming, which releases zero emissions into the atmosphere and is completely free of harsh chemicals.
Eco-friendliness aside, the Amerisleep mattresses feel great. I opted for the AS3, which is their medium mattress, and it feels exactly as advertised – a mix of softness and supportiveness, squarely between hard and soft. Pressure is beautifully distributed in any sleep position, and unlike some mattresses that create pressure points when laying on your side, I find the AS3 comfortable in every position, including my side.
Construction wise, Amerisleep begins with what they call a Celliant cover, and it works by using thermoreactive yarn to turn your body heat into infrared, which is said to have regenerative health effects while sleeping. Beneath that, there’s an extra breathable 3-inch Bio-Pur cooling layer, followed by a 2-inch Affinity layer, followed by a 7-inch Bio-Core supporting layer. In the real world, this adds up to a mattress that not only is the perfect mix of softness with supportiveness, but also sleeps cool, which was very important to me. Because I’m using the Amerisleep AS3 mattresses primarily in summer and therefore warmer temperatures, I wanted a mattress that would help keep me cool while sleeping, and the AS3 excels in this regard, even as summer temps rise. It’s soft, supportive, cool, and really everything I was looking for in my next mattress.
The Amerisleep AS3 is soft, supportive, cool, and really everything I was looking for in my next mattress.
So do mail order mattresses deliver on their promise of a better night’s sleep? For me, I’d say Amerisleep absolutely does. I’m far happier with my AS3 mattresses than I was with my former store bought mattress, and I’d certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a cool, medium hardness mattresses that’s soft yet supportive in all the right places. You can learn more about Amerisleep and buy your own at the Amerisleep website, and right now they’re offering $200 off any mattress with free shipping along with a 100-night happiness guarantee.