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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.
Personal Comfort is taking on Sleep Number to create a better number bed that can be personalized to your desired firmness. Is Personal Comfort the better bed at a lower price? We think there are many positive attributes, but there are also elements that we aren't so sure about. With problems ranging from durability to technology, we think there may be a reason to steer clear of number beds.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Bed In A Box in this match up!
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Bed In A Box: 8.6/10
Personal Comfort: 7.6/10
Bed In A Box: 8.8/10
Personal Comfort: 7.7/10
Bed In A Box: 8.9/10
Personal Comfort: 7.6/10
No Back Pain:
Bed In A Box: 8.8/10
Personal Comfort: 7.4/10
Bed In A Box: $399-$2598
Personal Comfort: $499-$4199
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Most sleepers rated these mattresses well and reported feeling comfy. However, some sleepers didn't sleep as well. If you are considering buying one of these mattresses, make sure to read more about these mattresses below to make sure it will work for you.
In terms of having support long term, these mattresses get mixed reviews. Some feel like the mattresses provide good comfort, but others weren't able to get comfortable. If you are someone who is above average in weight or has wide shoulders or hips, these mattresses may not work 100% for your body.
Edge support is extremely important for those that want to sit on the side of their mattress without dipping down or becoming uncomfortable. Some customers have found these mattresses to not be evenly supportive.
It is extremely important for shoppers to find a durable mattress, but some brands don't put the same kind of attention on building quality that lasts. That said, these mattresses are better than average when it comes to durability. Most customers are happy with their mattress for 5 to 7 years, but some heavier folks may find that it breaks down faster for them.
Making sense of customer reviews can be a powerful tool for shoppers. Sleepers, regrettably, don't always repond positively towards these mattresses. Some feel snug and comfortable, but others feel discomfort. If you are considering buying, there are more details about mattress specifics below.
Some are happy with the supportiveness of these mattresses, but others have described support issues. For those that are larger in frame or have tender spines, read the reviews to make sure the mattress works with your body.
The customers have mixed thoughts about edge support on these mattresses. Some reviewers feel good about the support equalibrium across the mattress, but others felt like there was unevenness.
These mattresses may not last as long as you'd hope. Some sleepers have had complaints about the feel and durability over a short time. If you are searching for a mattress with lasting support and are of a heavier build, one of these mattresses may provide initial comfort, but take a look at the reviews before buying.
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%.
Best bed I have ever slept on. Easily half the price of a Sleep Number and the quality is so much better. The mattress is outstanding and the frame is great too. The frame is actually a Reverie which is another bed company, which I thought was interesting but it is simply perfect. The only complaint is that the website for the company is a little outdated so I had to call my order in. No issues whatsoever though.View More Reviews
Compared to Sleep Number functionability, theirs are almost on an equal scale BUT the exceptionally strong rubber odor lingers for more than 3 weeks after assembly. Unsure if breathing this while asleep will have a health issue later.
Be prepared to spend hours assembling the bed and referring to their video. No white glove service.
A piece from the whole package was send wrongly but the waiting time for the correct one was quick. It seemed that there were not more than 2 customer service persons who are not thoroughly knowledgeable when an isolated problem comes up. Kept referring us to the video.
When told that we want to return the bed sets, they ask that we continue to try them longer as the 120days trial was not fulfilled. WHAT! We were breathing in rubber fumes, was that not enough reason! The return was a painstaking process of waiting of more than a month with continual calling to ask about the possible paperwork was annoying. Unbelievable!
My son recommended Personal Comfort after he had done a lot of research. Since they had the adjustable base I wanted and matched a lower price I found online, I decided to go with them. Upon delivery, I discovered that the wrong bases were ordered (Cal King vs. King) and the delivery service took the bases back. Personal Comfort was able to verify that I ordered King vs. Cal King, based on the phone recording of my order, and had the correct bases sent right away. Mistakes happen; it's how they are handled and whether or not they are satisfactorily resolved that makes a huge difference. And, Personal Comfort did an excellent job in resolving the issue quickly, without hassle and to my satisfaction. I would definitely recommend Personal Comfort to anyone in the market for a new bed or base.
I did a lot of research on an air mattress bed. I purchased the Personal Comfort A8 queen single mattress. I only need to adjust for me. The highest adjustment is 50. I put it at 32. I am 45 days into the bed and I believe that this bed may be the reason that I no longer hurt when I wake up. I can get the support I need for my back, hips and shoulders and I can get out of bed in the morning without being bent over in pain. I have scoliosis of the back, arthritis in my spine and a hip replacement that left one leg shorter than the other and my pelvis shifted. With my prior conventional mattress I went to sleep with spine adjusted from my day's exercise and stretching, but I woke up in pain every morning feeling crooked and unable to stand up. With the Personal Comfort bed my body feels great every morning. I have only had it for 45 days, but I am so grateful that I finally found a bed that is working for me. I am also sleeping through the night; no waking up with arm numbness or shoulder discomfort. I have started using a thin down pillow, very little loft. My neck feels good when I wake up. All those special memory foam head and neck pillows I have, and I have every tempurpedic pillow they sell, are not necessary for my comfort to sleep. I found the 'free gift' pillow with the bed purchase too hot to sleep on. I don't recommend that.
We are very happy with our new Personal Comfort bed and adjustable base. We were also satisfied with the purchase experience. During that process we were well aware of the company's return policy, unlike other reviewers here. My guess is that the company made this policy clearer and perhaps more visible on their website. We previously owned a Select Comfort bed for many years so we knew what the bed would be like before we bought it. If you've not slept on an air chamber bed before, be sure you understand and can accept the return policy before you buy. Every body is different and some may not enjoy this type of bed.
We previously bought and used the Big Name competition number bed. It was a miserable purchase experience, and we almost walked away due to bad salesman and sales tactics. But we liked the adjustable air bed experience. Then I stumbled across Personal Comfort. I had a bit of trepidation about buying it over the phone. It turned out to be a wonderful buying experience resulting in what I feel are superior materials. Instead of the competition's tactics of adding more and more charges, and making you feel bad for not buying every possible option and upgrade, the Personal Comfort phone sales kept tossing in extras and discounts and "no charge", saving much aggravation and a few hundred bucks over the competition. The accessories were a bit on the high side for price, such as the simple bed frame, but it was decent quality, easy setup and nice to do one stop shopping. The bed arrived promptly, with no issues on the order (everyone I know seems to have order issues with the competition). Do not be scared by the "assemble it yourself". This is not rocket science and good instructions are included. One point of warning. They tell you to air out the foam for a day. We did not notice much smell from the foam. BUT, the air chamber reeked of plasticizer, and took a couple weeks to air out, since we discovered this after assembling the bed. Find a place outside or in the garage to air out the air chamber as soon as you get it, and plan on a few days to a week or so to air it out. The only issue we have had is the power plug seems to have a flaky connection to the pump and is disconnected if you look at it wrong. I will likely duct tape that in place as an easy fix. We love the Personal Comfort A8 bed, and bought two twin XL to make a king size, for versatility (snoring and old age issues), even though its a pricey way to buy a king size. Definitely a superior product to the Number competition in this model. Regarding firmness complaints.... Read the instructions. You may need to do the simple calibration process. I also note I use a very low setting compared to Sleep Number. I use about a 45 on SN, but for PC I only use 17-20. Don't be afraid to try very low settings. Unlike a regular soft mattress, the air number mattresses do not keep getting softer over time.
Bad experience! I don't normally write bad reviews but it is warranted here. I bought the bed through Amazon and waited a few weeks to set it up. after putting it together i slept on it for two nights of tossing and turning. My arm started getting numb, my shoulder hurt and my neck still isn't right. I called immediately when they told me that because I went through Amazon they can't honor the 90 day sleep guarantee. So they sold me the extra padding package for another $350 and I had to reassemble the bed, (understandable). So now I'm sleeping on it for two weeks and while the bed is much better it still does not compare to my old Serta. Don't waste the money.
This is a horrible product and the company has such an awful return policy that you cannot get out of this contract. The bed is hard as a rock and they sell you pillows that are so small that they are worthless. it is honestly a joke that the pillows are sold as a real pillow. The bed does not change when you change the settings it just gets higher or lower the firmness never changes. Save yourself trouble and buy a air mattress it will be better quality. They tell you that there is memory foam on the bed but it is nothing like memory foam. I have never made a purchase that I regret as much as this mattress. They talked me into the Silver sLE it is not a comfortable mattress. Do not buy this unless you can go and try it out. They told me they have a cooling product as well it is simply not true.
Personal Comfort Beds BUYER BEWARE!!!! I purchased a Personal Comfort bed in March 2014. I broke my neck in a car accident and at the suggest of a Chiropractor I looked into this type of bed. I researched the best value naturally and found a website claiming to be unbiased and detailing the Personal Comfort bed with a review rating of 100% (i guess I am naive and believed the website to be unbiased) it also list a detail of return policies which now I know to be inaccurate as it list Personal Comfort as 100% satisfaction guaranteed with NO fee on returns - MAKE SURE YOU READ THE PERSONAL COMFORT FINE PRINT! It is NOT offered on the A2 minimal model! and you MUST keep the bed for 45nights! I woke up to a STIFF neck! tried it with a memory foam topper, and a down topper. TWO weeks of therapy on my neck! Of course in calling I was told again about the 150.00 return fee! but then ALSO informed that the BASE could NOT be returned! They want to deduct ANOTHER 200.00 from the purchase price, and stated that I agreed to that? REALLY who in their right mind would agree to that? NOW after SEVERAL emails, and calls, etc. I have received the required RMA form! BEWARE! that's my advise! TAKE PICTURES! as within their BBB file, they always seem to claim that foam is torn, or a tag is cut! If you have an issue, email them to have PROOF of what you are and ARE NOT told about! They claim the phone conversations are recorded? Guess we will find out as the credit card company and the BBB will investigate it during my dispute process!
So I ordered the A8 Top panel XL. Total $186.00 in comparison to what I had the A2 top the basic entry level. The Rep. Faiza Mansoor was very helpful and courteous. After sleeping on this Top I was led to believe it was going to be a Total of 13". but when measured it measures 7". In the 2 pictures I have The one from the 8" top there are 5 pieces that make up the Top. In the 13" top there are 11 pieces. When i received the A8 Top there were pieces not like what is shown in the picture that are missing. Overall it is better then what I had but Honesty is the Best policy and what I have is not what is shown.
The bed works as expected. While not being a miracle cure my wife's bad back feels much better when she gets up. Set up was easy. Compresser does make a little noise, but after you find your number does not run that much. Air chambers have held air well. No leaks. Air chambers do not separate from each other Mine took about a month to be delivered.
We love our Personal Comfort bed. It was really easy to set up (once we figured out how the frame went together) the bed itself was really easy. We have enjoyed sleeping on new bed for a little over a month. We did have a few mornings we woke up still until we realized that the number setting Sleep Number gave to us was too hard. We lowered the air to a comfortable 38 and now we sleep deep and cozy.
Great bed, great service.
Awesome bed! Very happy!
The only thing which made me consider a four star rating was the time it took to get the bed once ordered, 59 days. However, Personal Comfort made things right by sending some free sheets. The bed is very comfortable, and appears to be made of quality material!
The company was wonderful to work with, and the bed had exceeded every expectation. My husband used to have a Sleep Number Bed, and this one is so much better. No gap or displacement between the two halves, and both our backs are doing SO much better. We switched from a Tempurpedic to this, and will never have another kind of bed.
We LOVE our Personal Comfort mattress!
Everything I expected. Relative to the competition a great value.
so far very good
when I call they are very helpful noproblem
I found Personal Comfort by Google, and I needed a new bed. I really love number beds, but couldn't afford Sleep Number. In fact, I ended up on Personal Comfort at first thinking it was Sleep Number. I seemed to have trouble getting the sale price to show, so I called. Ann was extremely friendly and helpful while ordering the mattress. When she said it would take up to 20 days for the bed to arrive, she wasn't kidding. It was a long wait and multiple shipments. I wasn't happy that when I called to inquire how many shipments I could expect, they couldn't tell me. Then I got to putting it together. I put it together alone, and consider myself a competent smart woman. However, it took over four hours, grit, frustration and more frustration. I ordered a Twin XL and the foam kept falling over, the sides of the base pad didn't come up over the sides, like the instructions show. The instructions show a couple putting together a king or queen size like it's super easy. It's not. Then I found out as I was trying to put on the head board the company sent me a queen. Now to the Company's credit Shawna corrected the order and sent out a new headboard as well as fixed some other issues. Just to note to first time buyers, the fold out base along *with* the snap tight frame sits very high and rocks/see-saws as you turn and move at night, it's not comfortable and at minimum it's annoying. So if you want the snap tight, get the basic frame. Read all descriptions before ordering. Personally, too I have to add, I truly love the brushed microfiber sheets- super comfortable!
I have owned a Sleep Number bed and Personal Comfort beds are more comfortable, better quality and more than half the price of Sleep Number. My only wish would be to make the remotes wireless, but they have an app for that.
bed is OK... no back ache, but also not comfortable. customer service is really lacking training on products !!! i could not get answers on most questions. order was VERY late and incomplete. when i called to ask where the other piece was, i was treated as an annoyance. I dont want anything extra .... JUST WHAT I PAID FOR ! bad experience. wont buy again
Excellent i like
I thought the experience was great and I love the mattress, but my husband, who weighs a lot more than me, doesn't like it.
The bed is good quality and comfortable. I really do not like the controller. It works odd. I click on control to see the number and then it shows that it is changing. Customer support calls but is not really helpful. Answered my question wrong and did not reply after email for correct information. Still happy I purchased Personal Comfort bed. Saved alot of money over you know who.
While people were nice to me, sales people were not very knowledgeable in product and my needs. They did not take in account my specific medical issues which I explained in great detail. The first bed I received for 1900$ was truly a joke, not only wickedly uncomfortable but very cheap material. The upgrade was an improvement but still very uncomfortable. They kept wanting me to upgrade and spend more money, meanwhile I'm getting no sleep and back killing me. They were very prompt on refund so I could buy new bed that I'm happy with and cost a lot less.
Quick service and a high quality bed at a fraction of the cost of a sleep number bed. What a great nights sleep!
The bed itself is fine, though I feel overpriced for something which you need to assemble yourself. The process took me about 90 minutes including unboxing, but wasn’t terribly complicated. The shipping was an absolute disaster...took 3 weeks longer than it was supposed to and when I called the customer service manager tried to guilt trip me by saying “well we are behind but I’ll put tourneys order ahead of people who are suffering from cancer and dying”. Seriously? Wow. So overall I like the bed but strongly disliked the service and the company itself.
We have had our split king for about four months now and absolutely love it! Sometimes, as I wake up during the night, my first thought is how incredibly comfortable the bed is and how much better my back and hips feel. We would definitely give a five except my "air mattress" had to be replaced as it wasn't holding air. But they responded positively and immediately to address the problem, it was shipped the next day, and it was easy for me to replace. I love that defective parts can be replaced (in this case free) instead of replacing the whole mattress. I hope this bed is as good in ten years as it is now!
My husband and I purchased this bed in 2014. It was fine in the beginning, but after about three to four years, I began to ache all over. I noticed quite a bit of sagging (I'm not all that big), but when I unzipped it, to change out the foam, there was no sagging. I knew I could probably get a new cover, but sadly, my husband died and I couldn't lift the bed to exchange the cover by myself. The pain I was experiencing was so great that I just replaced the entire mattress. Perhaps too costly of a thing to do, but I no longer wanted to put more money into the mattress and then learn that didn't make any difference.
We have had a basic queen Personal Comfort brand air bed for 4 years now and like it... our mattress is a 10" thick queen size and was $800 . One of the two controllers went bad after 2 years and was replaced very quickly and hassle free under their 3 year warranty. The bed itself is trouble free.. Never leaks..In fact, the air pressure changes a little based on the atmospheric pressure on a particular day-up or down, but the valves etc do not leak and pump has been trouble free. There is no 'valley' between the two twin mattresses that form the queen size, so 'cuddling is the same as other mattresses. The side rails have held up well. Overall it is a 'firm bed on which we have a cheap foam pad. The main advantage to air beds is that they do not get lumps and valleys like an innerspring. we suggest that you get the mattress 'toppers' at Walmart etc for Much less money.