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The original BedInABox® is one of the original trend-setter brands to sell mattresses to customers in a box. Since starting, they have added mattresses in a variety of firmness options and pricepoints. With a focus on memory foam mattresses, their offerings have multiple layers of foam and range from 9'' to 13'' thick. Overall, customers like their mattresses at first, but there were some complaints about durability reported by some.
Oso is an online foam mattress in a box company owned by Reverie, which makes lines of luxury foam mattresses and adjustable bases. Where Oso is different than other brands is that it has Dreamcell™ foam springs, which are made of latex foam and provide added support in the base layer, while being ventilated and cushioning the body without pressure points. Most folks like their Oso mattresses!
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Oso in this match up!
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With reputation management, finding out customer satisfaction isn't terribly easy for the average shopper. That said, these mattresses are reviewed well by customers overall. However, there were some folks that didn't feel the same way about the feel. so make sure to research the below specifics to learn if this mattress will work for you!
Some customers report that these mattresses are well supported, but some have had issues with support over the long term. For those with achy backs that need spine alignment, read the reviews to make sure the mattress works with your body.
There are mixed signals about edge support on these mattresses. Some find these mattresses to have even support, but others had issues with sagginess towards the sides.
Good durability when it comes to comfort is one of the best factors in selecting a new mattress. Though there are some things, like dust mites, that would inhibit us from having a mattress for more than 15 years safely, we could all sleep easier if it was a guarantee our mattress would last that long. These mattresses are good overall when it comes to longevity. Most folks will find they last over 7 years, but there have been rare complaints about feel. If you are a heavier person and concerned about longevity, make sure to review the specification before buying.
Reading customer reviews is a great way to create a pinpointed list of mattresses. These mattresses do great on customer satisfaction, but some didn't like the feel as much. The below has more information on the mattress and a selection of reviews -- study on!
Having a supportive mattress will help with back problems and keeping things comfortable over the long term. These mattresses do a good job providing support for most folks, but some may have complaints if they are heavy or have wide shoulders or hips.
Edge support is a popular metric of success for mattress makers and for those that like spending time on the side or bottom of their mattress. These mattresses should do well with edge support, but some heavier folks may experience more contouring along the sides.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
Bowling ball tests are a great way to measure firmness and support. These mattresses offer solid support for most customers, but there may be the rare few that don't experience the same evenness described.
Having a mattress that is durable is very important to shoppers, but some companies care more about profits than they do about quality. Luckily, these mattresses are above average when it comes to durability. Most folks will find that they are happy with their mattress after 5 to 7 years, but some who use their mattress more than average will find that it doesn't last as long.
I had great hopes for this bed; however, it is just too firm. Our former memory foam mattress lasted about 7 years, and my husband and I were beginning to have lower back pain because the bed had broken down and was too soft. Prior to that happening; however, we were very happy with the bed. Unfortunately, the manufacturer was no longer in business or we would have just purchased another.
After lots of research of reviews, etc., on the internet, I settled on the pacbed original 11." I was a little concerned about the only complaints being that the bed was too firm, but I thought we would try it and we could also buy a topper if it was too firm. First, the gel memory foam on the pacbed is different from our former bed, which conformed to your body. The gel memory foam simply depresses where you lay, more like a traditional spring form mattress, instead of enveloping your body. In addition, the three inches is not sufficient because you end up depressing through to the support foam, which is very hard. For reference, I am 5'7" and 145 lbs. Both my husband and I have had hip pain since purchasing this bed, and I can no longer sleep on my stomach. I have forced myself to sleep on my side with a pillow between my legs, which is the only way I can sleep comfortably and not wake up in pain.
We bought a 3" memory foam topper that was returnable (through another vendor) to get us through the 60 trial period, but it has made our bed ridiculously high (14") and while it does help relieve the pressure points, it just does not measure up to our old bed as far as comfort goes, and I still have issues with my arms falling asleep when I sleep on my stomach. Sigh. Unfortunately, this is going back when our trial is up in 30 days.
I also find it odd that I cannot figure out how to leave a review on their site. Perhaps they don't let you review until the full 60 days has past.
I'm giving this product 3 out of 5 for now. I suspect it will go down to a 2 unless it miraculously improves in comfort.
I researched the best I could online. SleepLikeTheDead.com appears to be, purports to be, a non-biased review organization. They rate this product higher than any other. And report 380+ customer reviews in part of their opinion.
"The ratings – based on 380+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Bed In A Box mattresses compare to the average mattress."
Problem is, I can't find any customer reviews on the BedInaBox website. I can't find anywhere to leave a review on their website. I can't find any ling on the SleepLikeTheDead website to provide a review. So, I'll leave it here, with the other 5.
I purchased a twin for my son and a king fro myself. My son's mattress has no "off-gassing" smell. My mattress smells like it became moldy in the air vacuumed packaging, and is going on 5 days of a smell I can't sleep with. The smell has permeated my down comforter and I suspect I'm going to need to replace it.
My son says his mattress is fine and has no issues with comfort.
I have issues with my L5/S1. My previous mattress caused me discomfort. This mattress makes my back pain unbearable. I can't sleep through he night and have pain all day long. I am resorting to sleeping on the couch while I wait for the 60 day trial period to end.
The bed does not give in enough. My hips are raised while my L5 is forced down. It's basic physics. Even if you don't have L5 issues, this mattress will certainly encourage it. If I slept on my side, I'm sure it would not be an issue. I don't sleep on my side.
Not impressed. Not impressed with SleepLikeTheDead or BedInABox.
I can only hope that they don't expect me to ship this thing back to get the money back guarantee. I don't have the equipment to make it compact and vacuum packed that they do when they shipped it to me.
I LOVE this bed!!!!!! While shopping for a new mattress I wanted to try a non traditional online mattress retailor. I first tried CASPER beds and that bed was so uncomfortable I could only sllep on it for 4 nights before my wife made we change back to our spring mattress. This was our next bed and after a week we decided we would keep it for good. The customer service during ordering was great . I really liked the try in home no risk policy but dont worry you wont need to use it cause this bed is amazing. It is just as comfortable as the Temper-pedic beds I tried in stores. Give this bed a try whats the worst that could happen.
Arrived in a very manageably sized package, I didn't have any off gassing issues, and the bed is every bit as comfortable as I'd hoped so far.
Excellent..just what me and my wife needed
Not as comfortable as I imagined
We recently ordered the PacBed Original and a foundation, King, online. Ordering was straightforward and easy. Communication from Bed-In-A-Box was timely and done via email. Our mattress and foundation arrived within four business days. Set up for the foundation took about 20 minutes - directions were easy to follow and assembly was without hitch. Unboxing / unwrapping of the mattress was quick and again, easy, taking about 4 minutes. This king size mattress is a bit heavy and unweidly to move into place on the foundation but with two people it was done within 30 seconds. Total time to set up: 30 minutes! Note: There was no smell to the mattress.
The mattress feel is firm. You can barely feel another move, toss or turn, or get in or out of the bed. It did take a few days to adjust to the feel of the mattress and getting a quilted mattress cover helped in adding a bit of 'cushion'. The first few days my husband and I woke up stiff...though we believe that was due to staying in one position rather than tossing and turning or lack of support.
After two weeks sleeping on the mattress...we love it! It's comfortable. Neither of us toss or turn anymore. It provides quality support. When we need to replace our other mattresses, this will be the one we buy!
Bought this mattress to replace a pillow top mattress that was showing some wear and not very comfortable any more. Very pleased so far. Our son recommended bed in a box after he bought one for himself 2 years ago.
We recently purchased a 'Bed in the Box', everyone thought I was crazy, but the online research and reviews were great so we decided to give it a try - we are very happy with the mattress, the ordering process and delivery.
Great price. Quick delivery. Super comfortable ! My husband is up by 6:30 AM having never slept better!! Customer for like!
My husband and I love this bed. It is extremely comfortable and supportive, without being too soft. The warranty plus the 120-day money back guarantee are unheard of and excellent. I am so excited to have this bed for a long, long time!
Our 8 year old Tempurpedic no longer did the trick. Sore backs for both of us every morning. Our new mattress is great, easy to move and unpack, no off-gassing, and so comfortable.
Been sleeping on the mattress for several weeks now. I would call it firm. It's very comfortable for me as a stomach/back sleeper. I thought it might be too firm for my wife as she is a side sleeper, but she is happy too.
I'm not sure what I was expecting at first, my initial shock was that it was literally a bed in a box. From visiting with others about a foam mattress, we were told to 'break' in the bed by walking/jumping on it. Now the bed has settled quite nicely. We are sleeping much more comfortably and soundly. I truly wake up with few to zero aches. Overall, BedInABox was extremely easy to purchase from, quick to ship and so far a great product! I only hope it continues to get better through the years!
Very firm, very comfortable bed! No backaches! In fact, I like it better than our tempurpedic!
Comfortable, but a little firmer than I expected.
Have only slept on it 3 night due to being out of town. Seems good so far. It is an adjustment from sleeping on a inner spring mattress for 50 years. The mattress was a little firmer than I expected. I want to give it a good month before I can truly give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.
I bought this to replace my old mattress. It is a little firmer than I expected but overall nice mattress. I do sleep better.
initially my pacbed felt far firmer than my tranquility I had before, and its supposed to be the softer bed. after 1 week I think I like the bed but I really need more time to know for sure.
We've only had our mattress for 8 days, so it's a little difficult for me to give it a full 5 stars. I bought this mattress over my husband's mild objections, really worried it wouldn't work out. So far, it has. I'm sleeping much more comfortably than I have in a year. I'm a side sleeper and can only sleep on left side due to medical issues. I've developed arthritis in left hip. Happily, I'm not waking up in the night because of pain in my hip and feel rested and ache free in the morning. My husband is feeling more rested, too. The 2 things I'm not so happy about are the mattress seems concave. I actually feel like I could roll over to the middle when my husband gets in bed. I don't like that; what will happen in the future? Also, I can feel him move around. I was counting on this being motion free. I should have gotten a king and or a higher quality mattress. I've already recommended Bed in a Box to a friend.
My wife and I are sleeping much better since we got this bed. I haven't had any of the neck pains I used to have with our old bed. Setup was pretty easy and was accomplished without problem.
The bed came and was easy to assemble. We also bought the box spring which was fairly simple to assemble. The bed is firmer than I am used to
I explained that I was waking up every morning with back pain. For giving a company $1500, I would expect some kind of customer support. Instead I was told my mattress was past it's "try period" therefore there was nothing they could do. Many mattress companies offer a comfort guarantee. Not these guys. Regret my purchase 100%.
Amazing mattress and Amazing company! I am a professional athlete who competes for TeamUSA and I can't believe the difference this mattress has made in my performance and recovery! If you are looking for a new mattress I highly recommend this one!View More Reviews
All I can say is: get it and try it. You will love it.
I got the mattress and immediately fell in love with how well it treats my back. I can sleep most of the night on my back, with little to no need to toss and turn. My sleep on this mattress definitely feels more restful, and I don't wake up with as many aches and pains. I had a concern with a seam on the mattress, and the customer service was superb. All my questions and concerns were treated patiently and professionally, and met with outstanding resolutions.
I would not hesitate to recommend this mattress to friends and family. I am happy that they offer such a great return policy, because even though I didn't end up needing to use it, it made getting the mattress feel like a safe decision.
I have had the OSO queen size mattress for about 3 months now, and I wanted to wait for a few months before rating it. My wife has had back issues for about 15 years and it seems like we have spent thousands of dollars trying to find the right mattress. We have tried every kind of spring mattress and even tried other memory foam mattresses. My wife has not been able to have a decent sleep in a long time often waking achy and tired. When we received the OSO mattress in a box, very neat by the way, I opened it up and let it puff up for a few hours before bedtime. We tried the firm end the first night and found it was a little too firm for my wife, so we rotated the mattress to the soft end. After three weeks of sleeping on the soft end my wife was still waking up with a sore back, which worried us. But, after the three weeks, she started sleeping longer than her usual 5 hours a night. It was gradual, but now she is up to a 8 or 9 hours of sleep a night and she is loving the mattress. I guess she needed to work out the kinks from the previous bad springy mattresses. Based on how my wife is feeling these days, I would highly recommend this mattress.
Thank you OSO for your amazing design!
I'll admit it, I was a bit worried about buying my mattress online. I mean, who wouldn't be?? That said, I could not be more pleased. I have had the best three nights of sleep I have had in years, and it's legitimately due to my new mattress. I love the plush/soft side, and my Boston Terrier loves the firm side!
Seriously - thank you for providing an affordable, well-built, non-toxic, comfortable bed.
I have had major numbing in both of my arms while I sleep since 11 years ago. I awaken numerous times a night and have to reposition my arms so they will wake up. My husband and I received our OSO mattress a few months ago. The first morning after sleeping on this mattress, I woke up and realized my arms were not numb. Every night since then has given me the same results. I am so happy to finally sleep and not have the numbing issues I was having. I just can’t believe how much of a difference a mattress would make. Thank you!!!
My husband and I have been sleeping on our new OSO for a couple months now. The setup was super simple. The mattress is supportive yet soft. Our favorite part is that we don't disturb the other person when moving/shifting! So glad we invested in quality sleep.
I really appreciate the option of using the soft or firm side of this mattress. I prefer the soft, and find it very comfortable to sleep on. My wife and I are able to move on our side of the bed without causing much noticeable disruption to each other. We are very impressed with our new OSO mattress, and are very glad we made the purchase..
We love our OSO Mattress. We bought it after reading a friends review and thought we would take a chance. We are so happy we purchased it. No other mattress has been this great, it offers support while still being soft and comfortable. Thanks OSO!
This is the first mattress that I've ordered that was delivered in a box and I'm never going back. It was quick, free shipping, and I was able to open it and lay it out easily. I love how soft it is and how well I sleep every night! I will never go to another mattress.
I'd forgotten the experience of a true, undisturbed 7-8 hours of sleep! But I have it most nights on our new OSO mattress. My shoulders sink right in given being a side sleeper and I'm totally acclimated to the soft side. Very happy with the experience!
We purchased this bed for our toddler daughter as her "big girl bed", and not going to lie, we are all a bit jealous of her at this point! It is so soft, but just firm enough for a toddler! It is actually also perfect for cosleeping, not to firm or too soft. We have another bed made by a similar company and this one wins by a mile. Recently my mom came over and layed in the bed saying her back hurt. After getting up she felt so much better she literally ordered the bed the next day! Big fans over here...clearly ;)
I've had probabaly 7 different mattresses in my life and this has been the greatest! I wake up feeling refreshed and not sore like I'm used to. It's quite an upgrade! Thanks Oso!
The OSO mattress is extremely comfortable - it is nice and soft yet still supportive. I like the removable/washable cover, which will make it much easier to clean when needed. I would highly recommend trying one and would not hesitate to buy another the next time I need to replace or upgrade a mattress!
This is a great mattress. This is my second foam concept mattress. I will never go back to the traditional box-spring style. It really provides support where it is needed most. I would highly recommend.
This bed is amazing. You will not find a more comfortable or versatile bed at this price!! 10/10 would recommend.
The mattress arrived ahead of schedule in a box that was smaller than I expected. The sales person I spoke to when buying the mattress told me that we should move the box into the room before opening it. We put the mattress in our frame on top of the box spring and as soon as we cut into the plastic the mattress started expanding. The vacuum seal is unreal on these things! Within two minutes we had a regular size mattress. This mattress is absolutely perfect for our guest room! When I called my mom to ask if she preferred a hard or soft mattress for her visit she was grateful to have a choice (she picked soft!). Thanks OSO!
My OSO mattress is seriously amazing! I love the option between firm and soft and honestly, they both feel great!
Whenever I have friends stay over, my favorite thing is that I can't feel them move at all! I would definitely recommend this mattress to everyone, especially to anyone sharing a bed!
Worth every penny!!
I had terrible back pain and then started taking tylenol before bed. That helped some, but I would still get up with back pain. We got this new mattress and I haven't had to take Tylenol for my back and I now wake up without pain and can finally enjoy my day!
I got my new OSO mattress two weeks ago, and have loved every night of sleeping on it. I've woken up without ANY back pain, unlike the tightness I had every morning on my old mattress.
I also love the versatility of being able to choose soft or firm! I had no idea what my preference was, and the OSO made it easy to take the leap because I wasn't forced to choose. (I've been sleeping on the soft side.) And with their return policy, I had even more peace of mind.
This bed is amazing!!! When it first arrived I unpacked it and laid down a few hours later (after passing out immediately on it) I moved it to my bedroom. I would and have highly recommend it to anyone!
My husband and I purchased our king sized OSO mattress about 2 months ago. We have been thrilled. The set up was simple and getting it into our condo (up stairs and around corners) was no big deal with the creative packaging concept. It also had no chemical odor when we unpackaged (which I was concerned/skeptical about).
We sleep on the firm side and both love it. It is as cool as it claims (no waking up with a sweaty neck and back). I also struggle with poor circulation and arthritis and used to wake up every night with limbs that had fallen asleep/very achy from the bends and pressure points of our traditional mattress.
I have had significantly less issues with the OS0 and feel comfortable highly recommending it for arthritis/back pain. When it's time to purchase again, we will stick with OSO and never go back to a traditional box spring.
We are happy to finally have a mattress that is quiet, and comfy to sleep on. For years our classic mattress would bounce and make noise with every turn.
The OSO is like lying on a soft raft, supporting the parts that need it most. We like the "firmer' end now but anticipate switching to the soft end as we want- I enjoy options.
If you buy an OSO, buy sheets with regular pockets (not deep) for a smoother, unwrinkled look.
Love the versatility of soft and firm. Moving it in was so great compared to moving out our old king (traditional mattress).
Overall we like the mattress a lot.
Ive had a Sleep Number for years me and my wife like it. But... even with 20 levels you still particular for no reason feel like you are sleeping on an air bed at your moms house lol. We got a California King OSO, to replace the Sleep Number California King. This was a great decision, my wife was so in love she sleep through her work alarms. Its a great bed, id recommend it to anyone.
I've had my OSO now for over 7 months and couldn't be happier!
At first I was a little nervous purchasing a bed online. However, the 101 Night Promise helped me make the plunge! I loved being able to try out the bed in my own home to make sure it was right for me. I currently use the soft side, but knowing I can change over to the firm side if my preference ever changes is very comforting.
In addition, as a (somewhat) recent college graduate who is prone to moving every few years, the flexibility of the foam mattress and portability (being able to fold it and transport in my compact car) is also a huge plus.
I usually wake up 1-2 times during the night. With this mattress, slept completely through the night. Materials look super high quality, love that I could fold it up to get it through doorways.
I love the Oso mattress. There are some nights when I need to lay on the soft side and other nights when I need more support. I don't have to worry about needing a new mattress for different needs. The Oso mattress has also been very kind to my back after major surgery. I love it!
I've had a king size mattress for a few weeks now and this thing is amazing. I have never owned a foam mattress before and this is a great introduction. I love that you can choose what side to sleep on depending on how your body is feeling that day. Top notch!
I’ve never really had a comfortable mattress before so this has been one of the best decisions we've ever made! I’ve struggled with back pain for a few years and my pain has significantly been improved and I feel a million and one times better during the day!
The first night we tried the mattress we slept on the firm end and had a great sleep. The next night we slept on the soft end. We slept ok but it just seemed too soft. Even sitting on the bed putting socks on, it was just too soft. We would love a mattress that was completely firm.
Very luxurious feeling mattress, yet with a sleek and modern design. I really liked the handles, made it easy to move into my apartment and it's lighter weight. I started with the firm side them switched to soft. Love my OSO mattress! Would highly recommend!