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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.
Winkbeds is a factory-direct luxury hybrid mattress brand competing with the luxury showroom market. They are a very innovative company, having added multiple layers of pocket coils to their 'mattress in a box' before others in the factory direct industry. Also, they launched the coolControl™ mattress base, a first of its kind technology. The coolControl™ system gives sleepers full control over their temperature, blowing cool or warm air through the mattress. Customers agree that this brand is a trend-setter and a very competitive option!
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Winkbeds in this match up!
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Customers give these mattresses higher than average customer satisfaction ratings. This means that most customers give this brand positive reviews, but there are some caveats. There were some that felt discomfort. Keep reading to ensure that these will work for your body type!
Support isn't equal to firmness. Great support is when a mattress cradles the hips and shoulders to align the spine. Unfortunately, these mattresses aren't the best in terms of support. Most customers are happy with the support right after purchase, but some have had issues with support over the long term.
For those that like to sit on the side of their bed, even edge support is essential. These mattresses do a good job at edge support initially, but some had complaints that edge support wasn't all it could be long term.
We all want a mattress that will last forever, but that is sometimes easier said than done. That said, customers are a great indicator especially when you can get at all of the reviews. Average sleepers should find that these mattresses to last over 5 years., but some who weigh more may find they are less durable.
Looking for a new mattress isn't easy, but finding one that has a good reception from customers is a good starting point in finding out if it is right for you. Customers give these mattresses very high marks versus competitors. Take a look at the specifics below to learn if one of these mattresses will work for you.
These mattresses offer a good amount of support Sleepers report feeling that their hips and shoulders are supported while their spine is aligned properly.
These mattresses also approach edge support well, which is how a mattress keeps its support even along the edges. For people that like to sit on the edge of the mattress, these mattresses will do a good job being supportive to your body.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
The famous bowling ball test is a great indicator of firmness, and it can also provide guidance on the difference of firmness throughout the mattress. It can show if there is an uneven surface. Based on this, these mattresses offer even support.
Durability and longevity are deciding factors for mattress shoppers. Being able to get up to a decade of use out of a mattress and still be comfortable is a good mark of durability. That said, some factors that affect durability are sleeper size and material quality. These mattresses do very well when it comes to durability. That said, some with heavier bodies may experience a slight decrease in durability.
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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
Our son and daughter-in-law recommended Wink. We find the mattress to offer us great firm support for aging backs. Delivery was a breeze. Don’t think you will be moving this mattress around, as it is very heavy.View More Reviews
My old mattress had given up on me. I woke up with a backache every day. After much research, I decided to try the Wink Bed. Really glad that I did... After one night, my back was feeling better and now, after a few weeks, it is gone and I am back to normal. This is one of the better decisions that I have made recently. Thanks!
I’d die happy because I slept on my extra firm wink bed :)
The mattress is super comfortable. However, want to note a few issues. The delivery people almost could not get the king mattress up my stairs because of the thickness. I have a 90-degree angle on my stairs and that was the problem. Also, it rubbed the ceiling. No damage, just a few scuffs on the wall. Second problem is the weight of the mattress. Very heavy. I'm 70yo and am having issues changing the sheets on the bed. I don't use a boxsprings, Instead I have a 4-sided bed frame that contains the bed. Can't use the mattress lifter item sold on Amazon and elsewhere. It only works with a boxsprings. There are no handles on the side of the mattress, so cannot lift it. Handles would have been nice maybe. Rotating the mattress is impossible unless I get friends in my house to help. I'm open to any tips on making the bed or rotating the mattress. Love the comfort of the mattress...just wish I didn't have the problems. BTW, can't use a boxsprings if I bought one. Too rigid and big to go up my stairs.
Bed is very comfortable and service was excellent. Definitely will buy again when I need another mattress.
I'm really pleased with the bed so far, it has just enough firmness, quishiness and bounce! Construction seems very sounds and the delivery process was seamless. As skeptical as I was about ordering a mattress online, I'm glad I did. I would totally recommend this bed to others.
This was our very first online purchase of a mattress. We spent considerable time researching exactly what we needed/wanted and decided on a Wink Bed. What a great decision. I had considerable back pain from our older mattress but after a few sleeps I had no pain. Our first few sleeps took some getting used to ... we purchased the Luxury Firm and it is a firm but just the right firmness. I would definitely recommend WinkBed. Should you prefer something not as firm there is a softer option!
This mattress is everything they say it is. It supports and it's extremely comfortable. We especially like the edge support. We replaced a tempurpedic mattress that we paid almost three times as much for and this mattress is much more comfortable.
I had been sleeping on a waterbed for past 40 years. My back wasn’t enjoying it anymore so I started researching mattress options and reviews. I found Wink Beds and thought it offered me a high quality product at a value price. My wife was still comfortable on the waterbed, so we decided on the Soft Plush as a compromise. Delivery went very well and involved 3rd floor condo. Mattress was much firmer than expected. My back was comfortable with more support, but it didn’t have the plush feel I had hoped for with Soft. We slept on for a month and was still too firm for my wife. I contacted Wink Beds regarding my concern and options. They suggested a mattress topper and offered to ship one out free of charge. We have been sleeping with topper now for a week and it has come closer to the softer, but supportive feel I was looking for. I’m happy, comfortable and getting a good night sleep with no aches or pains anymore. I would definitely recommend a Win Bed, but only if you are looking for a medium to firm mattress.
Very good bed. High quality. We checked out many,many beds and determined this was best for us. Figured we saved close to $1000.00 compared to brick and mortar store. In addition if you don't like bed you can return it to Wink within 100 days. With store bought you can only exchange in store which begs the question if you couldn't find what worked the first time what do you expect to find the second time there.
I am highly statisfied with the service and quality of my mattress and box spring.
Thanks to numerous reviews and the ability return the mattress, I chose to buy a Winkbed. I am so happy I did. The process was easy. The bed is so comfortable and I am sleeping better. Kudos to the Winkbed folks!
Returned our Saatva after 2 months due to the feeling like you were going to roll off. This new Winkbed is very comfortable and has great edge support. Ordering and delivery was flawless.
The order, delivery and personal service/attention are 5 stars. It's hard to determine a mattress by description only. It is good but I wonder if the firmest option would have been a better choice for back support.
love this bed!
We have been looking & comparing mattresses for a year & decided on the WinkBed...glad we did. The reviews were great, the price was right & we liked the try it if you don't like we will come & get it at no cost to you return policy. The first mattress we rec'd had a highly noticeable manufacturer's defect & they immediately replaced it for a perfect WinkBed mattress. The mattress is comfortable for a side sleeper (like me) or a back sleeper (my spouse). My hips used to go numb on our old mattress & I was constantly waking up changing sleeping positions - not so on our WinkBed mattress. I can sleep on the same side all night long with no problems. We love it.
We have so been enjoying our new mattress. It’s the best of both worlds- coils below and memory foam above.
We purchased the firmer option knowing we like firm beds. We like it a lot. It is firm but still soft, and no sinking, which is what I really don't like. Delivery was easy (for us)--the delivery men got it up to our third floor bedroom up twisting stairs! Awesome job on that. Would recommend to others.
I really like the mattress. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is because within 3 weeks the mattress started to yellow. Super comfortable, matress, great price Just one issue.
What a difference your mattress has made. I now sleep so much better and through the night too. Thanks WinkBeds.
The moment I lay down in my Winkbed I am instantly relaxed. I can count on falling asleep quickly and waking up in the morning without any aches or pains (something that I couldn't say with my last mattress.) I love the mattress depth and the overall feel (soft enough its comfortable but firm enough to be supported.) I am a side sleeper and I haven't had any shoulder pains from excessive pressure either. This is also a good bed for couples... no more rolling to the center of the mattress!
My wife and I have been very pleased with the mattress. Keep up the great work.
Love my new WinkBed! Just the right amount of support. I have had it now for a couples of months and my night time back aches from my old bed are a thing of the past.
Understand correlation does not indicate causation BUT for the several months before receiving my Wink mattress I was dealing with some nasty lower back pain. Been sleeping on my new Wink for about a month and the pain has diminished to the point where most days there is none. A plus is that the mattress is super comfortable.
Took a leap of faith to order this bed online without testing it. After 1 month find the winkbed very comfy. Great edge firmness. I sleep on my side and my wife sleeps on her back. Both of us get a very comfortable sleep.
our comments are directed to the box spring we purchased along with the mattress. First the was/is a small hole in the fabric of one of the box springs on the side about the size of a quarter. Also the box spring is slightly larger than the mattress. The mattress does not fit squarely on the box springs. John Howell
very comfortable. I have a bad back and your bed allows me to get a good night's sleep. Thanks!
I am so pleased with my WinkBed experience and the quality of my mattress! I wanted coils and firmness and quality fabric and a consistent sleep experience - no rolling into a crevasse in the middle of the mattress and you provided all three! It was wonderful to get exactly what was advertised and tonso at a very reasonable price point.
I think its good. I seem to be sleeping fine. Probably need longer to determine for sure. Delivery was great.
Super comfortable mattress! I'm a side sleeper and this mattress is the best I've ever slept on. Love it!
Wonderful bed that gives both of us a great night's sleep.
Really enjoying our new WinkBed mattress. Very comfortable to sleep on...about my only complaint is how heavy it is when I'm trying to make the bed and lift the mattress to get the sheets/blankets tucked in under it. But, otherwise, very happy!
The firmer bed is fantastic ... just the right amount of soft on top of great firm support. We love it!
We purchased the luxury firm mattress, and we couldn't be happier. I have had back problems since I was a teen, and I wake up pain free each morning.
Best mattress we have had.
Love my wink bed. A tad bid higher than I expected. But thats okay...
Great Customer Service. Love our luxury firm Wink Bed queen mattress.
We went for the firm mattress and LOVE it. The guide was really helpful- go with firm if you like to feel “on top” of your bed not “in” your bed. The quality is really good, clean white and sturdy. Highly recommend the delivery with set-up as this mattress is WAY heavier than most inner-spring mattresses! Enjoy and Thank You Wink!
We had tried a foam only mattress from another online company and it wasn't a good fit for us. We looked into hybrid foam and coil options and landed on Wink. We have been really happy with our purchase and have adjusted quickly to comfortably sleeping on our Wink bed. We never achieved this sleeping comfort level with our previous foam mattress purchase even after 80 days and had to return. Glad to have found Wink!
Great bed Firm support yet comfortable.