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Christeli is a mattress brand that has been around since the 1930s with American made craftsmanship. They craft their own mattresses in their South Carolina factory, and focus on memory foam and latex options. Overall, most folks find their mattresses comfortable, but there are a few complaints about material durability and firmness. If you are interested in taking a look, they ship anywhere in the continental U.S.
Zinus has been in the furniture game since 1979, selling extremely affordable furniture. They have used that experience to craft a solid Consumer Affairs accreditation and also online customer experience. They make three different mattress lines -- iCoil®, Green Tea Memory Foam, and Gel Memory foam varieties, all of which are extremely low-cost, which can be a big draw with customers--though there have been some recent allegations of defective materials by some customers.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Christeli in this match up!
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Most customers feel quite comfy with these mattresses and they gave them high marks overall. Some customers, though, didn't feel as positively. If one of these mattresses looks good to you, make sure to read more below to make sure it will work for your body type.
Having a supportive mattress will help with back problems and keeping things comfortable over the long term. Most folks experience these mattresses as supportive, but there are some cases where folks haven't felt 100% supported.
Edge support is an important attribute for great mattresses and for those that spend lots of time sitting on the edge of their bed. These mattresses should do well with edge support, but some who are heavier may experience some decline.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
Bowling ball tests are a great way to measure firmness and support. These mattresses do a great job at providing support for most customers, but some rarely may experience issues with even support long term.
Longevity is one of the main things that makes an excellent mattress excellent, but due to the overwhelming amount of choices, it can be hard for shoppers to find the truth. That said, by compiling all of the data on the materials, tests, and reviews, we've been able to get good information. These mattresses offer above average durability for the average sleeper. For those that are very active or of heavier builds, these mattresses may be somewhat less durable.
Finding out how customers really feel is sometimes a difficult task -- especially with some companies moderating reviews. These mattresses, unfortunately, don't score as well with customers. There are still folks that love their mattresses, but there are many others with complaints. Read on below to get the details on the specifics.
Good mattress support is what you need to wake up feeling good in the morning. You don't want somehthing that will sag or cause your back to warp. Reviewers describe these mattresses as well supportive.
Edge support is one of the most important things to folks with mobility issues or enjoy sitting on the side of the mattress. These mattresses do a good job with edge support and don't contour too much on the edges.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
Popular among readers, the bowling ball test shows if a mattress is firm and how even is its supportiveness. If a mattress is unneven in its supportiveness, there may be some discomfort. Luckily, these mattresses offer good support across the mattress surface.
Mattresses that have good durability ratings last between 7 - 12 years based on the materials used. Foam mattresses are generally not as durable, while mattresses with springs last longer if they are well made. That said, mattresses that don't have good durability will start sagging much quicker no matter the materials. Reviewers give these mattresses mixed ratings. Some find them to be fine when it comes to durability, but others have had issues.
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The best mattress we ever slept on , period. Helps my lower back. The mattress just forms around your body.View More Reviews
We sleep often and hard at our house. Our king size mattress from Christeli was so much better than our previous bed in a box. Shipping was fast and pricing was where it should be.
Ordered a Queen Mattress Madeline 12.5 for my Motorhome. I ordered on line and it was easy and fast. The mattress showed up to my house quickly and we put the new mattress in the motorhome. Only took a couple minutes to set up. Super easy! We love the comfort of the memory foam mattress! Very satisfied with purchase!
After much research into the foam and traditional mattresses with regard to the product profile and customer satisfaction promises, we tested several name brand foam and coil support mattresses and decided the foam was more to our liking. Going forward, we looked online for comparable products and were impressed with the Christeli product comparisons and customer reviews. So, we decided to "pull the trigger" on the Christeli mattresses. Initially, we ordered the Madeline and it was WONDERFUL for me, the wife, but my husband found it a little too firm. We called Christeli and they suggested the Danieli and would be happy to make the exchange. We ordered the Danieli and decided to keep the Madeline as an upgrade to our main house guest room. Guests say it is a fantastic bed. We have now have slept on the Danieli mattress for 9 months - this mattress has proven to be a wonderful fit for us BOTH. Needless to say, we have been exceptionally pleased with our purchases! So much so, we ordered a third mattress, the Madeline, for our guest cottage. If you're thinking of considering Christeli products, GO FOR IT! You will not be disappointed! The products are fantastic and the customer service, stellar! Thank you, Christeli!
The Christeli website says, "we pinky promise that once you climb into a Christeli mattress, no other bed will come CLOSE to the level of comfort we deliver with each and every mattress we create." FALSE. The Christeli Charleston mattress came highly recommended from two other family members. It was expensive, but we decided good sleep was worth it so we sucked it up and spent the $1500 for a queen size mattress. The first night I woke up repeatedly with excruciating back pain and flopped out of bed in the morning. I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt since the website talks about an adjustment period, so I slept 2 additional nights (3 total), with the same result. By then my back was a wreck. I actually went to see a doctor because I was concerned about serious spinal damage. I then asked Christeli to exchange it for their firmest bed (the Versailles), and they complied. IT IS NOT A FIRM MATTRESS! It is still very spongy. I have now spent two nights on the Versailles, and my back hurts worse today than any of the other days. $1500 later, and I'm no closer to a good night's sleep. Yes, they are well-made products and if you like memory foam, this may work for you. But if you like a firm bed, stay away.
After much research and deliberation, I decided on Christeli. I have to admit it is softer than I envisioned. It's different, but in a good way. I am a flight attendant so I don't have the luxury of sleeping at home much. I deal with lots of back issues on a regular basis. All i can say is I can't wait to get home. It's great on the shoulders and hips. I am a side/stomach sleeper and with the softer foam (which I got the firmest one) you still sink in a little, not too much but a little. Overall, I love it. I'm hoping my back with love it too. It's still too early to know because I haven't had enough days in a row of being home to judge. So far, so good. Customer service was fantastic. I basically got a custom bed. I wanted the firmest layer of memory firm and a latex core. They made it happen.
I treated myself to the Palais Grand Royale about a year and a half ago. Loved it! It became necessary for me to store my belongings for a few months while house hunting so I was forced to sleep on another bed. As soon as I moved into my new home, I made up my bed and crawled into it. I had forgotten just how wonderful this bed is. I have severe spinal stenosis and arthritis. A cervical fusion causes migraine-like headaches necessitates me sleeping in an upright position often. This bed is my cocoon that I have made up with real linen sheets and goose down feather bed and comforter. I would spend the day in this bed if I could.
I ordered my mattress on Saturday and it was at my door on Thursday ( granted I live about 4 hrs from Greenville). My son (15 yrs old) and I put the mattress on my bed. Soooooo comfortable! I can't get my family off the darn thing to put my sheets and blanket on. THANK YOU, I love it.
I've been sleeping on my Christelli Versailles bed for a little over a year now. Seriously this is one amazing mattress. No more tossing and turning and no more feeling overheated in the middle of the night. When everything else seems to be "Made in China" it is so incredibly refreshing to find products still made in the US by a company that has integrity and cares about it's products. I have put your mattresses in my guest rooms and anyone who comes here talks about how well they sleep. Thank you Christelli. Well done. Well done.
I purchased the ASTORIA just over a year ago. The first couple of months I though that I loved it, but over time not at all. The top foam mattress buttons to the bottom mattress and moves all over the place. If you sit in bed to watch TV or read and then change positions, it takes a while for the foam to spring back. This leaves an awkward dip in the foam and makes it very difficult to find a new comfortable position. I am now on the market for a new mattress and base and will go back to my original plan to purchase a Tempurpedic or Sleep Number. They do cost more, but you clearly get what you pay for. I plan to give this bed away.
Very comfortable! Great nights sleep!
So, I ordered the Christeli Danieli after obsesssively researching mattresses. Long ago I had a foam mattresss made with 5 inches of 5lb viscoelastic memory foam and I loved it. The Danieli was one of the few mattresses on the market that had similar specs. Before purchasing, I called over and spoke with Christeli folks to make sure they agreed with my assessment that the Danieli was the right choice for me (260 lb side, stomach, and occasional back sleeper) and wife (210 lb mostly stomach sleeper). When the mattress arrived, I initially thought it was not firm enough for me--I like a firmer mattress. However, the proof is In the pudding, as they say. I've had the best nights of sleep I've had in years on this mattress. Last night, I did not wake up once, which for me is an minor miracle. I usually get up at least two times a night, often three or four. I am very, very happy with my purchase, as is this missus. Why only four stars then, if I am claiming the best nights of sleep I've had in years? Christeli lowered the price of the mattress by $200 shortly after I ordered it:(.
After only 8 months with an iComfort mattress I started waking in pain or unable to even sleep. For 2 months I shopped every mattress I could find and found Christeli online while surfing one day. I don't know why but I kept going back to it but was scared of ordering a mattress without being able to lay on it first. BEST decision ever. Went with the Madeline 12.5. My husband has the firmer side up, he is a side sleeper, and I have the softer side up, I am a back sleeper, and the Dog, an every which way sleeper, lays in the "crack" between the 2 mattresses (we have a split king adjustable). It is perfect. We can not wait to go back to bed it is that comfortable. There has not been a restless, toss and turn night in the 5 1/2 months we have had it. We all fall asleep in minutes after climbing into bed. The only down side is that "crack" area. The upper portions of the mattresses seem to always push apart a few inches. But Thankfully the dog doesn't seem to mind it at all. Even she is asleep as soon as the head hits the pillow. I just hope it continues to be the true perfect night sleep!!! I only gave it 4 stars because our old mattress was great for the first few months also. Sure hope I can give it 5 stars in a few more months and more.
We purchased our Briella mattress with the adjustable frame almost 2 years ago. It really helps as I have GERD and leg problems so the adjustable mattress is great. We sleep so much better with this mattress than others we have had. My wife had trouble sleeping due to a hip injuury and does not wake up with the pain now. The only setback is that we do wake up a bit hot at times.
We ordered a mattress for our guest room that I periodically use if my husband is sick, and it has been wonderful. I especially like the pillows that came with the mattress for free! Our master bedroom bed is a Tempurpedic and our Cristeli mattress is just as comfortable but a bit firmer than a standard Tempurpedic.
We ordered the Charleston 14.5 memory foam mattress earlier this month and couldn't be happier! It sleeps cool and gives support while cradling the body. My previous mattress, a Bodipedic with a 20 year warranty sagged after 10 years and had to be replaced. I like the way the Charleston feels and believe it will give us at least 15 years of luxurious comfort! I would highly recommend Christeli as they are American made and have been in business for a very long time. They are even made in my home state of South Carolina! The customer service is top notch and if on the fence, go ahead and give them a try!
The Versailles 10' is a fantastic mattress that provides all of the support I wanted and more. It's firmness is the perfect level for a great night's sleep. This product is truly a great buy!
We purchased a queen Versailles memory foam mattress. The order process was easy & our questions were answered quickly & politely. This was our first memory foam mattress & by reading the great reviews & a neighbor's satisfaction with memory foam we decided to give it a try. But unfortunately after 3 weeks we found it just was't for us. But we thought the quality was excellent. We had paid the additional $29 to be able to receive a refund OR there is the one time exchange also. We found the refund was very fast & there was no hassle at all. Memory foam isn't for us, but we feel like this is a great company to work with.
Received this mattress yesterday and was very impressed with both its looks and the matching queen foundation. Did not want to comment however until spending a night on it. I must say it is fabulous and blows away the competion with the pricing. If your looking for a mattress, you will not go wrong with Christeli. Charlie S.
We use the Christeli mattress in our RV. We are very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.
I love this bed! I always had back problems but sleeping on this bed is like laying on a cloud and my back never bothers me. Its the best deep sleep I've had on a mattress since I was a kid!
We purchased our Versailles mattress about 8 months ago. Overall, we are pleased with the purchase. It took a little longer than the original estimate to receive it. I would classify it as firm. We were told by the representative that it would be. It did take a little while for it to break in. It was firmer at first, but it softened up after we slept on it for a few weeks. The one thing we do notice is that there is firmer spot in the middle between the two of us. This is where we don't sleep. It doesn't cause a problem, it's just evident. I suppose we could try to sleep there to break that section in. We purchased this to replace a waterbed. We are using it in the waterbed frame and that has worked out fine.
This mattress feels like a cloud it's the perfect firmness for the back yet still so soft and comfy you fall asleep on 5 minutes or less.
We purchased our Christeli matress five months ago. We own both a tempurpedic and a Christeli. We love them both, however when it comes to our pocketbook, we love our Christeli more. My husband has a fused spine, and I have bad hips, very important for each of us to have the right matress.Because we are retired snowbirds, we needed a second matress for our winter location. I found Christeli info online, and the more I read, the better I felt about ordering online. We have had such a wonderful experience with Christeli. Our matress gives us both a healthy nights sleep,and the company has been wonderful to do business with. When our friends mentioned they were in the market for a new matress, I recommended Christeli. Now they too are enjoying the best nights sleep they have had for a very long time. Thank-You so much Christeli. Sincerely, Teal Workman
When it arrived, it was rolled into a giant tube! (I had only seen mattresses in showrooms and on delivery trucks.) It was delivered on the day exactly as promised, wrapped in layers of protection, and it arrived in pristine condition! I am a back sleeper with spine and leg issues, and I am happy to report that this mattress cured me from dreading going to bed! It gives me the great support that I need ... and it feels soft and downy underneath my back side. I wake up without the pain and soreness that have been a way of life for me for far too long. Thank you Christeli for delivering on your promises and providing me with an amazingly comfortable sleep!!
Bought it 2 years ago and still like it a lot. It feels brand new.
about one year after purchasing my Versailles I find myself giving a update on this mattress. I bought this mattress for my motorhome and I use it frequently since being retired allows me to do so, being retired also means that as I am getting older a mattress need to be comfortable and last in that way! The Versailles has lived up to that! I did add a good quality mattress pad to add a little more softness but I knew it would be firm when I decided on the Versailles due to being a 10 mattress. Side support is still great and the foam is still like new! Great mattress and would buy again! I alsp have the Briella at home and will update my review on it.
We ordered the Versailles 10 and a mattress cover. This is the second memory foam mattress we have owned, and we are pleased not only with the product but also with our treatment by Christeli employees. My husband has a bad back, and we have found that memory foam mattresses help him with a restful night without morning stiffness. Our Christelli Versailles is better than our previous mattress. We also appreciated the assistance of Christeli personnel when the mattress protector we ordered was not in stock. They, without prompting, volunteered to and did substitute a higher priced protector at no extra charge. We have no complaints and recommend Christeli highly.
I have purchased two Christeli Versailles mattresses over the last two years, one a queen and most recently a double. I bought them for use in my Airbnb because I wanted my guests to have the most comfortable beds possible. RAVE REVIEWS from my guests. Most comfortable bed I've slept on. Just couldn't get out of bed this morning I was so comfortable. So now, of course, the next one I buy will be for me. Thank you Christeli for your consistent attention to quality and customer service.
We shopped, narrowed it down to a few and selected Christeli for numerous reasons. First, if we didn't like the bed we could return it. Second, since we are local, we were able to pick it up from them. Our old mattress was a (competitor name censored) plush pillow top that sagged after one month. The company picked it up and exchanged it for us, but the bed never really felt good. We kept it for a little over a year and one day decided at our age sleep is precious and we need to get our best. After only a few night's on the Christeli Versailles, I was sold. We never toss or turn or get up sore. We couldn't be happier with our purchase!
On July 22 I wrote a review expressing my dissatisfaction with my mattress. Since then, I have adjusted the position of the bed to the zero gravity feature and have little to no pain. This has pleased me greatly as although Vinny gave me 3 options - try the bed while under the 30 day return if not satisfied - pack it up and get my money back - or pack it up send it back and choose another mattress, what I wanted was for the mattress to work for me and at this stage I think it's working. Thank you Vinny for your continued concern.
Christeli's website very helpful - learned about density-weight of foam so I could compare with other sites. Christeli's customer service was excellent - I was going to get the Briella mattress because the website mentioned it's their top rated - but I was looking for the same feel of my old 10 yr tempurpedic which I learned was firm. The rep said I should go with the Versailles and it was less money. He was certain I would like it and I love it! The shipments arrived in California on time. The foundation very simple to assemble. The compressed mattress quickly rose to the 10 before my eyes - that was cool. No lingering smell from the mattress as compared to my tempurpedic. The feel of the aloe cover luxurious. The Super Cool really works - I don't get hot like I used to with the tempurpedic and the Versailles is still cozy. I am enjoying the firmness - which to me feels soft, just right! I appreciate the handles. Great product, great service - highly recommend.
I ordered the mattress a little over a yr ago. It came within about a week of purchase.. I was skeptic at first because it was shipped in a box.. We put it on the foundation we ordered and have slept great ever since.. Great quality mattress
Found the Christeli web-site while searching for a good deal on a bed for our guest bedroom. Was hesitant because I was not familiar with the Christeli name - however I like to buy made-in-America products when possible. fgehhhrtjh Cannot believe how comfortable this bed is. (I think we may be sleeping in the guest bedroom from now on!).
Initially bought the mattress as a second one for our spare bedroom, my sister had already bought us one so she would have a fabulous bed to sleep on when she visits. These mattress are so comfortable that we like sleeping on them better than our old mattress (which is only one year old). My husband sleeps like a baby and no longer complains of back pain. I now have trouble getting up in the morning because I don't want to leave the comfort of the mattress. If we hadn't just bought new mattresses for our master bedroom I would be investing in a king size for that room. 100% pleased!!
I get approximately 8 hours of good sleep each night.
Forget the TV ads about beds! I have undergone 17 spinal surgeries to-date. I bought the Christeli Mattress after seeing it on-line for the very first time. Free shipping also made the purchase a good deal as well. It was actually delivered via the mail just like any other product? Believe me they packed this mattress so skillfully that it was delivered thru conventional carriers! The mattress is sooo comfortable I can not even begin to explain it in actual words. Take it from someone who has spent since 1984 in a Hospital type bed that this being has never had such a peaceful, painless and restful sleep in my entire life. No sagging, not like plywood in its firmness. It is pillow soft but yet the firmness only excellent materials can provide. Get one soon before the word gets out and you end up paying thousands of dollars like other good quality mattress manufacture's. My was under $700 delivered. I did not need a box spring at all just the platform above the drawers located at the base where a normal box spring would sit. Friends, Family and house guests all request my bed to rest on if life calls for a nap!!!!!!
At 76 my skeleton needs TLC. The new Christeli mattress did the job. It didn't cure all my skelatel ills, but it was a definite improvement over my older inner spring mattress. The price was competitive and delivery was quick and efficient with no need for additional customer service.
I purchased a mattress, and I love it. I've had it now for 3 months and I am able to feel like I had a great nights sleep, and when I'm feeing lazy on the weekend, I can lay in bed for 10 hours or so and not have any back issues. I would recommend this mattress and have told people where I purchased it. Love it.
I've been sleeping on this for about 2 weeks now, and I'm kicking myself for not buying sooner! Very cozy.View More Reviews
I purchased this bed 9 months ago and just turned it over to find mold all over the bottom of the mattress. It could only have come from the mattress because there isn't any mold anywhere else in my entire home. The company refuses to do anything about it saying it could be from an outside source. But how could the mold only be on the mattress and not even the box spring or anything else? I don't know how long there has been mold but there is a good amount so obviously a while. This has been making me sick and my allergies horrible. Last night was the first night without the mattress and I didn't wake up with a headache, my nose wasn't stopped up, and my throat didn't hurt. I feel disgusted that I have been sleeping on mold and that the company didn't care at all. I wish I never bought this mattress. These pictures show the mold with and without the mattress protector.
well i read so many reviews calling this mattress firm,i will tell you this,an 8 inch mattress goes to about 1 inch soon as you lay down on it,its like sleeping on the bottom of a crater,you feel like you need a step ladder to get out of bed,i am 6ft,200lbs,average build,it just engulfs me ,its like dropping a marble on a cotton ball,the marble has no support so drops til it reaches a bottom,my biggest fear now is when it engulfs me i will disappear from sight,help i been swallowed by my bed and i cant get out!!!
These are great mattress! This is the second one I purchased. I originally had a full size and then upgraded to a king size recently. I used the first mattress for two years at least and I am 140lbs and have no complaint, the mattress is still good and will be used in my guest room. The new king size is doing just fine.
Wow! I am impressed with this bed!
My husband and I have had a memory foam mattress that we purchased eight years ago from Sam's Club, and we have liked it, but we wanted to move from queen to king size. We shopped everywhere online trying to find the best bed for the lowest price. This is it.
Here are the things we experienced:
--NO smell at all. I am sensitive to smells and have asthma. Neither my husband nor I smelled anything. I put my face in the mattress right after opening. Nothing. Certipur is one feature I required, and I say it is valuable.
--Was expanded to 12 inches in less than an hour after unpacking. (Indoor air temp. about 75F. Outdoor about 87F that day.)
--Soft top half, feels like a pillow topper but with support underneath.
--Warm and cozy -- we will save on heating in the winter.
--NO stiffness in our bodies, noticeably no pain in the morning. This shocked us; we thought all memory foam would do that and that any soreness we had was just us getting older. Nope. This bed made a difference in our bodies.
My husband likes firm; I require soft. I am pear shaped and a back and side sleeper, and a firm mattress arches my back and hurts my tailbone, hips, and lower back. I have to have something that lets my booty/hips sink. My husband has scoliosis and lots of back pain and needs support. He is also a belly sleeper and needs support for that as well. We are both VERY happy with our sleep experience! I don't know how this is possible, but I guess it's the "Sleep Master" experience and the beauty of memory foam.
It arrived on time, in a box about four feet tall and wrapped in two layers of compression materials.
Here is our setup after removing the cardboard box:
We set up the box springs (two Twin XL) and frame. My husband handled the mattress by himself, unboxing it, pushing the rolled mattress down the hall, lifting it onto the box springs.
The instructions were simple and clear. We removed the first layer of packaging (which was a white plastic tarp-like material with reinforcement), positioned the mattress (still compressed in a second layer of clear plastic) in the center of the box springs and realized it was folded in half with the wrong side up. At that point, my husband and I had to lift the folded half to position it correctly with the zipper side down, and this was the most awkward part. Once in place, we removed the second layer of compression material. Magic! It started decompressing and was a full 12 inches in less than an hour.
I can recommend this mattress with confidence. We're happy, more-than-satisfied, and well-rested.
I chose this particular model for several reasons. First, it is manufactured by Zinus. Now, Zinus does not have the name recognition of Tempur-Pedic, nor the same high-end reputation, or prices. Various Amazon sellers sell at on of assorted Zinus mattresses under a bunch of names, and they mostly get very good reviews. This model, a 10" Queen featuring 3 inches of memorey foam over "2 inches Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam," on top of 5 inches of higher-density base foam, appears to be identical to other brands that receive 4+ star ratings over numerous sales here. Add to this the fact that this particular listing was both shipped by and sold by Amazon, and I felt I couldn't go wrong. And, of course, my innerspring mattress was 15 years old and needed to replaced.
I received the mattress only today, and have only slept on it for a few hours, and will update this after a few weeks and maybe later. Prime 2-day shipping didn't fail me, and the 65 lb box was dropped right next to my house by FedEx. I handled the box fine myself but it was a little bigger than expected and without any handles, and a lot of people will definitely need help to move it up any stairs, if not move it all. Neatly packed, nothing extra, no cushioning needed.
Some reviews of memory foam mattresses led me to believe they can take 24-48 hours to fully expand from their compressed shipping state. Others caution you to have the mattress at least near where you will ultimately sleep on it before you unwrap it. The second bit of advice is defintiely worth mentioning; mine expanded and unfolded rapidly, reaching near-full dimensions in seconds. After wrestling it of the floor (I should have opened the plastic with it on the platform), I measured its height at 9 inches. Two hours later I found it a full 10 inches high. It is also a full 60 x 80, unlike many mattresses on Amazon that are undersized at 58 x 78 inches. That is a big deal to me - I want all of the 80 inch length a proper queen mattress provides, and filling out standard sheets without them being loose or baggy is a must.
I have not had a full night's sleep as of this review, but I did take a quick nap, which turned into a very long nap. It is comfortable. This mattress cradles me enough, yet is still firm enough to be supportive. Time will tell, but my initial impressions of this mattress are that it will be great to sleep on, and that it is a real bargain.
It is so darn comfortable that I don't want to get out of bed!! I seriously have no idea why I spent $1200 on my previous pillow top that was not even that comfortable to begin with when I could have been sleeping on memory foam this whole time.
There was no chemical smell at all that I could smell. Within 2 hours it was puffed up to full height and ready to go. I was expecting a mattress that was really firm from some of the reviews on here but it really isn't. It is soft and as soon as you lie down the foam melts around your body. I don't think I have had this quality of sleep in a long time. I am a toss and turn kind of person but not on this bed.
For the price you absolutely cannot beat it. I would recommend this bed to anyone, especially people who sleep on their sides. That is how I sleep and usually in the morning I wake up and my hips are in so much pain, but no more!
Just as a testament to how comfy this bed is...my son decided to climb into my bed in the middle of the night the first night I bought it because he wanted to sleep on the new bed. Usually he is up at 5:30. He slept in until 7:30 and even then I had to wake him up! I think I am going to buy one for his bed as well!
Great mattress, true 10" and no smell as other reviews claim to have... Medium firm awesome I let it breath for 8 hrs and perfect, it was ready to go within 2 hrs.
Buy with confidence you won't regret it.
My fiance and I have been using this mattress for a year now with no troubles. For reference, I weigh 130lbs and he weighs 330lbs, so you'd expect some sagging on his side, but we haven't noticed any yet. It's comfortable enough for a good night's sleep, although if I have a cat sitting on me, the uneven weight makes my hips dig into the mattress. For the price, this is as good as it's going to get. Highly recommend if you're looking for an inexpensive bed.
The most comfortable mattress I have ever laid on!!!! Buy it - do not hesitate. Worth every penny and more!!! Small chemical odor but I assume that will go away with time. Super thick. Medium firm.
This is a VERY NICE mattress and a wonderful addition to our guest room. It arrived as promised when the mail carrier drug it across our driveway and left it about 25' from the truck. The box was "solid" and felt much heavier than the 48 pounds the scales said. We used a hand truck to carry in into the bedroom. Having seen the warnings, I carefully opened the ends only to find what looked like a stuffed laundry bag. At first I tried to slip the bag off it but there was too much tension. So I took scissors and carefully slid them between the plastic mattress cover and the cloth bag. As I did it literally popped open on the box springs wrapped in a heavy plastic cover. After taking that off we opened it for the two day "airing out" period that was recommended. There was a mild odor at first that was gone by the second day.
The white cover was opaque so I couldn't tell for sure which side was the top (hint: the zipper goes down). We bought it for the guest room, but slept on it the first night. We didn't want something in there that we wouldn't like. It was EXTREMELY comfortable, and much more comfortable than mattresses costing double or triple the price that we tried. It is not a soft mattress, yet not too firm, but has a comfort that gave us a good night's sleep. The only difference either of us could tell with or without the bed board was that the sides didn't sink down as much with it -- so we left the bed board under the mattress. I suspect it would be almost as comfortable just placed on a floor without any springs.
One VERY MINOR "problem:" It is slightly larger than the box springs. As advertised, after it opened, it was 75x54x8. Full size box springs are 74x53. The 2" extra width is not a major problem and, as shown, is hardly noticeable. It does somewhat affect how much the side squishes down when you sit on the edge of the bed. The bed we put it on has both a headboard and foot board so the 1' extra length is not even noticeable.
I'm glad we purchased this mattress. It is a welcome addition and upgrade to the very old set we just removed from the bed and something our guests are sure to enjoy.
*** I did NOT receive this product in exchange for my review. I am not cool enough for that. ***
I ordered this mattress for my son, who specifically wanted a "mattress I sink into" to replace his aging Sealy "twin mattress that you give to your 8 year old because it was on the bottom trundle of someone's daybed for a decade and was slept on maybe twice but it's from a time when mattresses were FIRM like John Wayne's resolve!"
I did a ton of research. This product has nearly identical branding to three other mattresses on Amazon - identical documentation, identical "composition diagrams", everything. But it's $50 more. Why the price discrepancy? Because apparently Zinus is a real company that actually honors warranties. At least that's what I hear.
As everyone else indicates, this shows up in a duffel bag. The instructions are flat out wrong - it shows up folded in half and upside-down before being rolled up. You have to unroll it, unfold it, THEN flip it over, THEN cut the bag off. The only good news is that since I only bought the "full" it wasn't all that heavy. Then again, I'm a big guy. If you are a teenager or slender woman I would imagine this is not something you'd want to move all by yourself.
Once it's unfolded and inflated (which took about 24 hours to reach full firmness and regain its shape) it is a mattress sized (and shaped) chunk of memory foam so moving it around is unwieldy, but no more so than an actual mattress.
It is EXACTLY full-sized. And it is PERFECTLY rectangular. Just like the picture. It fits snugly (but not so snugly that we couldn't get a mattress pad and sheets on it) into the full-sized platform bed from IKEA that my son sleeps on.
When first inflated (for the first 24 hours) sitting up on the edge of the bed resulted in instantly crushing the entire mattress. The first time I climbed onto it, my knee touched bottom. That all changed within the next 24 hours. It is now firm, and even with my son sitting on me my hips don't bottom out. I'm sure I'm touching the support foam, but that's it. Sitting up in bed now results in a good amount of mattress supporting my butt. And I'm not light.
The included cover is decent - and zippered for removal so washing will be easy.
Now, the good part.
It's memory foam. In a 10" mattress. I took the zipper off and it indeed looks as intended - several inches of memory foam (hard to say if there's really a "comfort foam layer" or if it's just more of the same memory foam, as it's the same color) and several more of support foam.
It's REALLY comfy. As in "lie down and you don't have to toss and turn or adjust yourself or even really use a pillow because OMG it's comfy" comfy.
It retains its shape, it doesn't seem overly hot (it is supposed to be a cooler type of foam, after all) and it seems to be exactly as promised.
I will update this if that ever changes. And I might just have to buy one for my own bed, I'll be doing a sleep test this weekend!
All my roommates sat on this, and they each want one now. One even said it's like sleeping on a marshmallow. It came very nicely packaged. I had no problem opening it and airing it out for about 30 minutes. Description said it may have a natural foam odor, but I didn't even notice. Had it half a year and I've been able to sleep easier and longer.
Like many folks here, I bought this for my son (9 yo). Came vacuum packed, which is cool. My wife unpacked it and I carried it upstairs (she could've but that's how I roll). Real comfortable, especially for a kid. At 225 (think lean muscle and smoldering good looks) when I sit on the bed my butt does bottom out on the boxspring a bit, but once you distribute your weight you are going to feel like Han Solo frozen in carbonite (except you will be smiling).
I've been sleeping like a baby since switching to this mattress. Very pleased. It took approximately an hour for mattress to fully expand; left it on top of the pool table for a few days prior to moving it to the bed. Purchased the full size. Love that you cannot feel your spouse moving during the night. Will eventually change all of the mattresses in the house to this Ultima memory foam.
It's a bit taller than I expected (don't know why, it's as thick as the description states). Fits the space in our 5th wheel perfectly, much better than the crappy standard queen size bed the previous owners included. Just the right amount of tossing and turning at night (this is more important than you think, if the bed is so comfortable you don't move at all during the night you'll hurt quite a bit in the morning...this explains many "felt great the first couple weeks but then I got really bad back pain and had to throw it out" reviews that some mattresses get).
It's honestly one of the most comfortable mattresses we've had. Easily worth twice the price (though I wouldn't have paid that much). And the short queen wasn't much more than a regular queen, which made it an even better buy (short queen mattresses, common in RVs, generally cost much more than the larger standard queen, and quality often leaves much to be desired).
Please know I'm a Tempurpedic lover - I had the Cloud and also the Grand Bed. I bought this to sleep on every night because it's all that fits in a tiny room. I was hesitant because some said its not good for daily use, others said it smelled, some said it was cheap. I've slept on it 4 nights now and it's AWESOME. There was no smell at all (even when I opened it), I DID wait 24 hours for it to fully puff up before sleeping on it. I sleep on my side and I swear it's more comfortable than my old Tempurpedic. Laying on my back to watch tv is fine too. I wouldn't call it firm or too soft, the memory foam is just right for me and I have had NO back pain. I'm a skeptic so I am shocked at how great this really is. Give it a shot and buy it!!
First I must say I thought they made a mistake when I received the mattress. It was delivered in a box, well not use to seeing a mattress all fold up in a box. Once I opened it and placed it on the bed again I thought they made a mistake. I got a tape and measured the width it was not 8 inches as ordered. Well it just took some time to open up to it's correct size. After a year I have no issues with the mattress and if you are use to the spring mattresses you can feel the difference with this sleep master. I am thinking of getting another mattress and it will most likely be the same one.
This mattress went from the best mattress we ever bought to the worst, most uncomfortable mattress we'd ever slept on in under a year. At first we raved about this mattress and recommended it to a few family members and friends. Thank god they bought different brands because this has turned out to be one of the worst investments we ever made. Last year the mattress was about $75 more expensive and we didn't have a huge budget so we got what we could afford at the time. But maybe 7 months later we started finding it uncomfortable and here we are 1 year and 3 months later and we have just purchased a new mattress to replace it.
Basically it just doesn't hold up. It has absolutely no support. It is lumpy and painful. We feel the bed frame or box spring (we tried it with both) underneath when we sit down. At night when I roll over I feel my hips hit the box spring below at this point. Both my husband and I are miserable on it and have had back aches for the past few weeks.
Do not waste your money.
I was definitely leery about buying a mattress online. I went to Sam's Club, Mattress Warehouse, Bedding Barn, yadda yadda, and tried a million different mattresses. All of them were lovely, but none of them were cheap. Is this bed stellar? I wouldn't call it that. But it is a wonderful bed for someone who really doesn't want to spend much more than 200$ on a mattress, and someone who certainly doesn't want to try to haul a huge ass mattress on the top of her little Ford Fiesta.
3. Cheap. Seriously, where the hell else are you gonna get a decent mattress for this price?
4. It comes to your house in a box. You open the box, open a bunch of bags, and the mattress gloriously unfolds for you. After having moved sofas and tables and desks and lamps into my apartment, it was MAGICAL to have something normally so bulky arrive and take pretty much zero work to set up.
5. It's a good mattress. I've had it for almost a month now, I sleep well, there's no noticeable comfort issues. Many of the negative reviews I read mentioned that it was too firm, firmer than they were expecting. I think that's because when people think memory foam, they think Temperpedic. See the con section below for more on that, but given all of the complaints about the firmness I was pleasantly surprised with the softness of it. It's firmer than I like, but it does kind of contour to your body. Also, unlike Temperpedic, this mattress doesn't trap all of your body heat! I hate waking up sweaty so this was a huge plus.
1. Smallest con ever: it smells funny for like, 10 minutes after you get it. Really not a big deal though.
2. Do not expect this mattress to be a Temperpedic. If you've done any research on mattresses, you'll know that cheaper memory foam mattresses use a cheaper, different density foam than the fancy ass Temperpedics. (If you haven't done research yet, I suggest the Sleep Like the Dead website.) The skinny on these mattresses is that they run firm. And yes, this bed is firmer than I prefer. But see the PRO section above for why this doesn't matter to me that much.
3. Now I don't know this first hand, but I have heard that there's really not much you can expect in the way of customer service from this company. And honestly, if you order a bed-in-a-box like this, open it and find out 2 weeks later you really don't like it, what are you going to do? You can't ship it back, because there's no way you can squeeze the mattress back into the box. So I'd suggest trying out a bunch of mattresses, making sure that you're okay with something like this, I would say softer than a firm pillowtop, but firmer than a high density memory foam mattress like Temperpedic. Be REALLY sure you want to buy this before you place an order.
ALL IN ALL - This is a good, budget mattress. Generally speaking with mattresses you get what you pay for, but I would say this is a really good deal.
Perhaps this review will help you.....
Details: I am 5'10", 268 pounds, stocky, and was recently not-exactly-diagnosed with sleep apnea. My doctor believes I may have this issue, but without tests, hard to confirm. I had bought a Serta Plush Firm mattress that basically just got flat on top and was left with firm.
So, my review of this mattress is based upon the following:
1) Ease of assembly/setting up: The box they put this in was not exactly super heavy but was awkward to move around. Once I got it out of the box and on the frame it was super simple to set up. Remember: The zippered side goes on the bottom!
2) Inflating: I received the mattress around 2:15 in the afternoon and had on the frame by 2:40 (note: That is only 25 minutes). It was fully inflated in just a few hours and I slept on it that night. If you get the mattress and it arrives after 7PM, let it inflate and sleep on it the next night.
3) Smell: Unlike others I did not have any type of overpowering smell. It just smelled "new." TIP: If you think you may be bothered by the new smell, run your sheets through the washer and use some Snuggle concentrated fabric softener. It's got a great smell and will counteract any "new" smell of the mattress.
4) Firmness: When you first crawl onto the bed it feels a little firm, but then you sink into it and it really does conform to your body. I always lay on my back and watch some TV when I first get into bed at night. The first night I turned the TV off and laid to my left side. I felt the mattress firming back up to conform to my body.
5) Adjusting: With my old mattress I had to toss and turn several times before I finally got to sleep. I ordered this mattress on Halloween and it arrived 2 days later thanks to Prime. Every night since (over three weeks now) I got this mattress I roll over after turning the TV off and I am asleep within 5 minutes! I have not had to toss and turn any night since to get comfortable and fall asleep.
6) Other: With my old mattress during the day I was constantly having to turn my body to try and "pop" the bones around my lumbar area. I'm not doing any of that any more. Also, I would wake up previously and have to stretch my legs and they would just pop from no getting good support. They are not doing that any longer, either.
7) One person said you may not need a pillow and I think another said you will not need two pillows. I am not so sure about the no-pillow option but two will definitely not be needed. I bought a memory foam pillow a few months ago at Belk. It was an Isotonic something or other, and it has relieved all of my neck pain. It was the precursor to getting a memory foam mattress.
8) Heat: I have not had one problem with heat, and I am hot natured. I have bamboo/rayon sheets and they are very breathable and soft. I have an alternative-down memory foam comforter on top of that. I keep my house around 65 year round.
9) Overall: I would recommend this mattress to anyone who asked, and I would purchase again if I had to do all over again.
I hope this helps. Any questions? Feel free to comment and I'll be happy to answer!
10/18/2014 UPDATE: Almost one year later and I am still loving this mattress! The side I sleep on has held it's shape greatly. I am thinking about turning it around on Halloween (1-year- anniversary) to see how the other side compares since I have slept on the same side a whole year. As of today (10/18) the mattress is on sale for almost $100 off! You can't go wrong with this mattress. Also, about the heat: I dropped the bamboo sheets as they were crap! Going back to regular cotton sheets was a tad warmer, so just lower your A/C at night and you'll be fine!
I am a chiropractor for 30 years. This is the best bed of all time and the best price on the internet. The bed completely conforms to your neck and body. You don't even need a pillow. I would do a commercial endorsement for free.
I went back and forth on buying this. I was raised with the "you get what you pay for" and "if something is too good to be true, it probably is" mentality. So when I saw this, for the price here, I was skeptical. The reviews were overwhelmingly good, but with my bad back, I was really wary about buying a bed without testing it out, buying a mattress for less than $300, and very concerned about how I was going to make do if it didn't work out. But, being on a budget, the choice became this or a donated futon mat... It didn't take long to make the choice after that.
The bed arrived in a box about 18" x 48" x 18". Looked a little bit like a cardboard coffin, actually. It came upstairs with little fuss (it was heavy, but not too bad), and we opened it up. The packaging was secure, and thick enough that I wasn't worried about cutting into the mattress. YOU DO HAVE TO BE CAREFUL IF YOU USE SCISSORS. There is a little room within the box, but not much.
We don't have a box spring yet, so the mattress went onto the floor directly. Within minutes, it was fully puffed up, and so comfortable, I couldn't believe it. We added a thin bedspread to it for extra padding over the sheet, and that did the trick to balance out the lack of bed frame or box spring. The smell that people talk about was gone by the time the bed was done expanding, but I would recommend you open a window or leave the door open, or even turn on a fan, while it's doing its thing. If I'd left the room closed up, the smell could have been overwhelming.
So, the rundown:
* Great price
* Easy to set up
* Works with bad back
* Cushy, but not overly so
* Not too firm, just about right
* Even comfortable on the floor
* Smell, but not overwhelming and gone quickly
I was skeptical about this bed, so cheap. Let me tell you I have not slept better than this in the past 10 years. I work 2 jobs, and have chronic back pain (bulging disks). I wish I would have found this bed years ago.
Excellent mattress! I've had a tempurpedic for 10 years and it was time for a new mattress. I've had 10 spine surgeries and 7 spinal fusions and this mattress is amazing. No pressure points and you don't over heat like the older tempurpedics. A great deal!!!! Couldn't be happier
This product is not the same as a full size bed, It is much smaller. I have no Idea how to send this thing back?
Looks like it would be comfy but does me no good the way it is...
This is probably the most comfortable mattress that I've slept on. On our old mattress, I would go to sleep at 9:30pm and wake up at 5:45am. I figured this was a good schedule to me. After getting this new mattress, I've gone to sleep at 9:30pm but have woken up at 4:30am, having not moved at all. After that I toss and turn for another hour until it is time to get up because I'm already fully rested and don't need to sleep anymore.
For me, this mattress is not too firm nor too soft. For some, it may be too firm, as this "memory foam" is not the same stuff as the higher end brands. That is neither praise nor critique. Whatever the foam is (3 different layers of different foam), I'm loving it.
I searched for a while and could find no videos on this mattress so I posted one on youtube. You can find it by searching "Sleep Master 12-Inch Pressure Relief Memory Foam Mattress" and look for the video with the thumbnail reading "Sleep Master Mattress Unboxing".
It's been a long time and this mattress remains in the same condition as when I bought it. It hasn't lost any of the characteristics I've been loving throughout these years.
I've been sleeping on it on a daily basis with not a single minute of regretting.
6' tall, 260lbs, and sleeping really well, I have not experienced temperature problems, loss of firmness, deformation, or any other so far, so I thought it would maybe be of help to others to do this update.
My original review (below) stands after all this time, and I still recommend this product.
I find this to be a great product.
As my bones have grown older and my joints crankier I've tried several different mattresses, some better than others, some pricier than others, but for the first time I can say this is simply the best one I've slept on so far.
It is soft enough while firm enough as to provide great comfort to a person like me, with joint-related issues. I can sleep all night without having to wake up to move for a while and without more tossing and turning. I wake up in the morning fully rested, with no pain or discomfort whatsoever.
In my case, I did not experience the problem of strong chemical odor other reviewers have referred to, the mattress expanded really fast and evenly, and after a fairly long trial period I am completely satisfied with the product.
I will not say it may be the best mattress out there, but it is the best of the many I've tried, and the price is excellent.
I will keep it.
Great product. Highly recommended.
I will start by saying that it is VERY rare that I would take time out of my schedule (even 15 minutes) to write a review. This mattress however deserves a positive review of more than 5 stars if that were an option. I currently own one of the original foam Tempurpedic mattresses. It is 10 years old and still in great condition. My situation is that I have recently had a major back surgery. A fusion from L4 L5 S1. With being off from work during my recovery, I have taken on a temporary roommate to assist with bills and mortgage. I moved from my master bedroom to my spare bedroom to accommodate my roommate whom I need more than she needs me. Anyway, the smaller bedroom would not accommodate my queen size bedroom set so I chose to put a twin size bed in my room. I then had to find a preferably foam mattress for a twin bed. I read many reviews on foam mattresses and compared pricing on multiple sites. Trust that I have done this research for you and you need not look any further! I am a flight attendant and I can say that I have slept on hundreds of beds across the United States and beyond. This mattress is amazing and comparable to my queen size Foam Tempurpedic that cost a couple thousand dollars! I am still healing from my fusion surgery and I am so impressed with this bed's ability to conform to my body. As a curvy women, the bed gives where it needs to. I don't feel as though I sink down into it. It is soft yet supportive. I have invited friends and coworkers to sit and lay down on this bed and they have all been very impressed also! A couple have already stated that they will purchase this mattress themselves. When I require a new foam mattress or if I decide to upgrade to a king size bedroom set, this will be my mattress of choice! Do not waste your time or money on any other mattress besides this one!
I bought this mattress to replace my 12+ year old memory foam that was 8 inches in depth and has served us very well. It too was an online purchase in an effort to have the comfort of a memory foam and not the expense of a Temper Pedic. We just took off the old mattress, unwrapped the new mattress and put it on our bed. Within 5 minutes the thing had already expanded to it's full 12 inch height and completely filled our California King bed frame. I took the liberty of falling down on it just for a dry run through since I know we need to let it set for approx 24 to 48 hours for it's full expansion. Gosh, it was like falling into a cloud. My husband and I are in that middle age spread thing with plenty of arthritic joints to go around and this mattress should fit the bill of supporting all those achy spots the old mattress had stopped supporting.
I read other reviews that mentioned the bed was hard, but ours couldn't be softer. Another mentioned that they repeatedly got defective, lumpy mattresses, ours was perfect first time out of the box. It is in fact, softer than our previous memory foam and there was little or no odor coming out of the plastic wrap. I am genuinely tickled pink with this purchase and look forward to sleeping like the dead on it. What an awesome buy for the money and can't recommend it enough!
Great bed. Very quiet. No issues with springs or creaky wood box spring. Only critism would be that the foam holds heat. I purchased mine when it was still warm and I have been waking up sometimes in the middle of the night sweating. Hopefully it will be the opposite in the winter time.
I bought this mattress for my apartment in the beginning of January based on the overall good reviews. One month later I regret it.
Shipping & Delivery -
The mattress came in just over a week (without prime shipping) and was packaged in a box that I was able to easily take from the storage area of my apartment up the elevator and through the doors that led up to my room. I was also able to quickly and easily unpack the mattress and let it air out to its complete 8" size.
Mattress Quality (first 2-3 weeks) -
For the first 2-3 weeks of owning this bed it was great! My sleep quality considerably improved from my old mattress and the memory foam retained its shape and supported my body throughout the night.
Mattress Quality (1 month in to present) -
Around the 1 month mark I started to have back pain and began to pay attention to how the bed felt as I got into it each night and what it looked like once I woke up in the morning. The mattress had begun to lose a lot of its shape and the memory foam was supporting my body less. Instead, I was just sinking into the mattress and it was no longer providing the support I needed.
Overall you get what you pay for - a bargain price for a cheap memory foam mattress.
This 8 inch memory foam mattress is working well on a foldable frame, without a box spring. I like memory foam, and I found it comfortable. It does "dent" for a while after using it, but does return to original size within a few minutes. True to size, sheets fit well. Would buy this again if the need arises.
Bought three Twin Sleep Master 8" Memory Foam Mattresses. They arrived on time and after letting them expand for a couple hours they were ready to use. They don't have any worse odor then any other foam mattresses we've had and it goes away after awhile. They're pretty firm and perfect for my kid's bunk beds. The kids are satisfied and that makes me satisfied!
better than I expected ..great buy for the price bed is comfy not too hard not to soft just right
This bed is soooo amazing!! I was skeptical about buying a bed online especially after reading a lot of mixed reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. This is the best purchase I have ever made. The mattress is soft yet also firm and it conforms to your body. It did not have a smell and expanded fully after a few hours. It's like sleeping on a cloud and it does not get hot. It is actually pretty cool, I would have to confirm in the summer time though. I also bought two 8 inch twin beds and my kids love it. I just hope that it lasts at least 5 to 8 years. If it does it is definitely worth the money versus buying those expensive mattresses in the stores.
We let the mattress expand on the bed frame (right on the wooden slats) and it filled in.....even though the size of the bed is different than a full size it didn't matter! It is extremely comfortable! I'm so happy that I didn't spend the money on a 3/4 mattress.
First off, I bought this product in the twin size a month ago for a spare bedroom loft. I was pleased with the product. It is delivered compressed, and when it was unpacked, it sprung to life very quickly and evenly. Because I was pleased with it, I ordered a queen for the same spare bedroom. This was a completely different experience. After unpacking it, I was surprised how uneven it appeared, but since it had been compressed and I knew the instructions said to wait 48 hours, I didn't worry about it. Now 48 hours later, this is a mess. There are parts that are very nice, but there are edges that haven't risen back up, and sections of the mattress that are inches lower the the higher points. If you would run your hand down it, it would be a lump after the other.
I would not recommend this because of the second experience.
Now that's an AWESOME bed! We've been building up our camper trailer for a year now and finally got to install the bed. This last weekend we got to try it out and see about any changes needing made. The mattress is sitting right on the board over the bed frame. I was really cool unpacking it and seeing it "inflate", we let it set in the trailer for 2 days, as I cleaned out all of my tools, and scrubbed the trailer to get lived in for a weekend. My bride kept saying "You're gonna love this" but I was dirty from all the work and didn't want to try it out and mess it up.
In our house, we have a king sized pillow top that is pretty good, but I have been still waking up stiff. After two nights on this one, I'm simply amazed that I'm waking up rested again. I have knee, back, and neck injuries from my military service, so living with pain is normal. The wife may have to order a king sized just to keep me sleeping in the house!
BTW, we have the 8 inch thick mattress and it's actually more like 10 inches. I'm 180lbs and I can feel myself sink into this one a couple of inches. Not one pressure point. Don't even consider the thinner ones, the 8 inch is it!
I bought this March and it is now mid-May. It is firm like others have said, but for me that works because I've always had firm mattresses. It does stain easily but I scrubbed it a little and it came out easily. Nothing sunken in parts yet, I'm about 110lb on my fat days and I sleep on one side consistently. It does what it's supposed to do. I also didn't let it inflate for 3 days like it says...I got tired of sleeping on a blankets on the floor so I decided to just sleep on it after like one or two days. I got the queen sized, 8in which is great. I probably wouldn't go thinner than that. SO is 160lb and when he sleeps over he has no problems either. The smell faded away quickly and I also grew to kind of like it (associating it with bed and being happy versus the disparity and depression that consumes my life). I used a mattress cover to remedy the stain thingy. IDK, I think it's a good purchase if you're at that awkward time in your life where you don't want to spend $800 on a mattress but want something comfortable for a few years.