Slumber Search is supported by readers. Some links on Slumber Search are referral links. If you use one of these and buy something, Slumber Search may make a small amount of money. More info.
Craftmatic, made famous by their long-running TV commercials and infomercials, is the maker of adjustable beds (both mattresses and bases). Their business started in 1974 marketing adjustable bases and expanded to offer both mattresses and multiple lines of adjustable bases. They offer a selection of mattresses from memory foam to traditional innerspring and hybrid mattresses to go along with their adjustable bases. Their bases can be adjusted straight from a wireless remote control and they also offer a selection of additional ammenities on some of their beds, such as USB and power ports.
Southerland has been in business since 1893, founded originally in Nashville, Tennessee where they still manufacture mattresses. They are most well known in mattress stores across the south and mid-west as a price-competitive option against many of the main brands. They offer a variety of mattresses under different brand names like Southerland, Englander and American Sleep. With both memory foam and pocketed coil options, most customers like their mattresses at first, but some customers experienced issues with durability.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Craftmatic in this match up!
See Our Full Review of Craftmatic
No Back Pain:
Get Yours Now
Get Yours Now
Most sleepers gave these mattresses solid ratings and felt comfortable with their sleep. However, some sleepers didn't sleep as well. If one of these is one your list, make sure to read our analysis below.
Most customers describe these mattresses as supportive, which means the support layers of the mattress work with your body to align the spine for most. That said, there are a few issues reported by a few customers, so make sure to do research to connect your purchase pick with your body type and sleeping position.
Overall, these mattresses provide a good amount of edge support, which means most don't experience a noticeable depression when rolling towards the side of the mattress.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
In density and bowling ball tests that measure even support throughout the mattress, the support across the surface is solid and even. That said, some reviewers describe rare support issues, so make sure your selection works for you before buying.
We all want a mattress that will last forever, but that is sometimes easier said than done. That said, good data on the materials used as well as customer reviews and tests make estimating durability easier. These mattreses are durable, overall, and should last longer than average for everyday sleepers, but some folks who have larger builds may find that they don't last as long.
Understanding customer feedback can be a great relief when spending hours searching for the right product. Customers, unfortunately, don't always enjoy these mattresses. Some are happy with the feel and comfort of their mattress, but others complain about how it feels for them. If you are considering buying, there are more details about mattress specifics below.
Customers report that these mattresses don't offer the kind of lasting support that some of the other brands may. Though most find these mattresses comfortable initally, if your body type is different than average, make sure to do more research before purchasing.
For those that want quality edge support, some describe these mattresses has having declining edge support.
These mattresses may not perform as well long term. On a shorter than average basis, some sleepers have reported feel and durability issues. If you would consider yourself larger or looking for something with lasting support, you may feel good initial comfort, but do some added reading of customer reviews before purchasing.
The service at Craftmatic is superb. I was treated from the moment I called the number on TV. The bed was delivered and I have been able to watch TV and knit in bed as my husband sleeps. No complaints here!View More Reviews
The mattress is too hot to my liking. Started sweating through the bed at night. I'll have to look for an alternative to the mattress. But, being able to put my feet up at night is well worth the money. So, all in all 4 stars.
The service at Craftmatic has been great. The sales rep did an excellent job explaining the bed to us and we purchased it for its comfort and ease. I like using the Craftmatic's vibrating massage feature.
I like Craftmatic's mattress and that I can adjust the bed to the position I like best. The bed has a massage feature and it sometimes helps. It was wonderful dealing with their reps. They were very nice and helpful in helping us make a decision and we've been well-pleased. It's been a little over a year and I would definitely recommend this bed to a friend with the experience we've had.
We needed to get a bed that will split in the middle so I could raise the head, while her side wouldn't need to go anywhere. With the Craftmatic, the availability to raise the head on one side and not the other, vice versa, works great.
We got the twin double bed from Craftmatic. The person that I've bought them for experience a lot of cramping in their legs and back, and they haven't had those since they've gotten the bed. I enjoy being able to elevate the head and feet as well - it's comfortable. Everything went very easily, and it was a very good experience.
I had my old bed for 5 years before I bought my Craftmatic. Craftmatic's mattress is comfortable and I enjoy it the most. I had a very good experience with the sales rep and would recommend them.
The Craftmatic sales reps got me what I needed for the price I was willing to pay. They're the only company that has a Dual Queen, and I don't have enough room for a king size bed. Also, I like the bed's ability to raise both the head and the feet part. The experience was what I expected it to be.
Watching commercials on TV and talking to other people made us decide to get a Craftmatic Adjustable bed. I had a great experience with their sales rep. What I like about Craftmatic is that I can reposition depending on what might be hurting. I can also choose between the hard side and the soft side.
Craftmatic's availability and customer service made us purchase a bed from them for my mother. She enjoys being able to put the bed in a different position for her different ailments and being able to utilize it to help her get in and out of the bed and get in a comfortable position. I had an excellent experience with their sales rep. It was a pleasure doing business with them. They have a great product, follow-up and customer care.
I didn't like the delivery driver because they weren't very professional when they were delivering the adjustable bed. I am in my eighties and it takes me a while to remember things. They had been knocking on the door and I hadn't heard them. When I let them in, they were very rude to me so I thought I must write something about this. Craftmatic apologized, but it left a bad feeling.
Craftmatic is a 5-star company with customer service and quality of merchandise. I love the bed's massage feature for it helps me relax and feel better. Their staff is wonderful, caring, kind and they did their jobs right away. It was a great experience with them.
If you are elderly or ill, you are the perfect prey for this crooked company. I cannot say anything about the mattress as we never did receive it. My review is solely about the customer service and lack of sympathy. They have no problem taking $760 from a person that was hospitalized and died before scheduling a delivery. In fact, accounting told me that this happens all the time, people are too ill or pass away and they take their $. In addition to this, being very rude and condescending on the phone. The mattress may work great, but good luck with customer service after they have your money.
The movers lost the remote to my elderly mothers bed. I called the service dept. who told me the cost of a new one is $150. This is outrageous when they pay only a few dollars for this piece.
My parents purchased a Craftmatic bed directly from Craftmatic. The bed was delivered by and [incorrectly] installed by a company called "Pilot". Twice, Pilot have come out to my parent's home and both times with no positive results. A third appointment was scheduled, however, there was an excuse made and the technician was a "no show". Pilot made the excuse that there was an error in the system and that there was no technician available to correct the problems with the ...original install. Incidentally, there was no attempt by Pilot to contact my parents to let them know that a technician was not coming. It was not until a call was made to Pilot to find out what was going on, that they discovered the problem with the installer.
Hello I'm sorry to say but the craftmatic bed customer service is not all it is cut out to be. I call to get my bed fix and they wanted me to pay them to come out to look at it to see what's wrong with it before they would charge me to fix it. Then the remote wouldn't work then I have to pay for the remote which it wouldn't work because the bed is broken> So I have to rig the back of the bed to fix the hed up so i can sit up in the bed to work on my computer and watch tv. Two... years ago i fell out of the bed cut my eye and my husband had to call 911 to take me to the ER to fix my eye and do a Cat Scan to make sure i didn't have any injuries. This is because i couldn't afford a bed and i couldn't get if fix and it sags in the middle of the bed. So the bed is inadequate and so is customer service which take forever to call back so today I went and got me another bed and it sure wasn't craftmatic.and never again will i get a craftmatic because this one should last me i hope until i die because i am at that age.
bought a bed and got the white glove delivery. I was told they would move my old bed and put it in another room. Also they would set the bed up and then show us how to work it. They would not move the bed, they said they would be responsible for any damage if they marked up the floors or walls. They had never put a bed together before I guess because they took a long reading the instructions. My husband could have done what they did in half the time.My daughter and son-in-law had to move the old bed before they would bring the other in. could have saved the $250.00.Be aware never pay for white glove service, it is a joke. Not happy with delivery at all, rip off.
its been weeks and I am still waiting. My disabled friend has been sleeping in a chair. Shameful.
Craftmatic beds is full of crappie! My mom bed has a LIFETIME WARRANTY and they refuse to come out and atleast see what is wrong with her bed. She has always had a Craftmatic this one since 2014.....lady said it will cost $75 for the guy to come then $175 for a part for the bed plus $25 for shipping the part. I then asked Mrs EllenYoug may I speak to your supervisor? She 1st said no one is available...I was put on hold for 10 mins....hello! May I speak with your supervisor? Now im pissed...they transferred & transferred me to Wilma then Stephen 4 times before they realized I wasn't hanging up the last transfer I was HUNG UP ON! WTHECK!!! NOW I'M WRITING TO EVERYONE ON THEIR BOARD!!! Then we're going somewhere else where the service is better!
Ordered a bed payed a lot of money and it didn't show up
Never use Craftmatic.....cheats, liars, and piss poor customer service
Our craft matic was supposed to be delivered today. Well we got the mattresses and that was it. Not happy right now.
The very worse product on the market. Very poor quality. Customer service is not available. They only respond to e-mails and then they might call you but issues remain unresolved. The majority of their repair / customer service is based out of their own homes and do not respond to any trouble issues. This company is basically a "grab your money and run" and make it impossible to speak with anyone that can or will help resolve any issues.
Love your service. Email follow ups and answers and the phone message they day you promised. The message even gave me the carriers name. SO IMPRESSED!
ripped off my Elderly Aunt & Uncle! Delivered them the wrong bed and then never brought correct bed!
Wouldn't recommend this product. Have had one for many years with a lifetime warranty... Now it is broke and of course the people who own it now say they will only sell me a part, no warranty. Even the lady helping me said she would not recommend and adjustable bed, just buy the flat one. Said they are about $3000 dollars for a twin. Now why would anyone working for an adjustable bed company say that???? You figure it out. Probably years ago Craftmatic was a reputable company, but as she said, we bought the name and have nothing to do with the original Craftmatic. Think before you buy.
We just got our beds and everything promised was done. My wife and I are sleeping like babies. As far as we are concerned it is one great product!!! Thank you Craftmatic
thankyou for great service on delivery and customer service when contacted no worries on bed qualityand service Techs who took down old bed and installed bed top stuff thanks, ill let you know how it improves sleep after testing tonight:)cheers~!
Craftmatic....Just another rip off scam... i am stopping my payments and calling fair trading and current affairs, I have had enough of being jerked around by companies that think disabled means we will not fight back.
Why don't you folks back up your beds your service personal don't help and it's a big run around we paid $7000.0 for two beds that stopped working a few months later my elderly mother in law can hear you totally have taken advantage of her prove me wrong fix her beds!!!
6 months plus of a bed that doesnt work and customer service who wont answer your phone calls unless you block your number! Would not recommend to ANYONE!
Not a very good bed. I got an upgraded mattress and it is still not a good or comfortable mattress. 2 months after I bought, the remote control quit working and when I contacted craftmatic they said to call a reapairshop!!!! I recommend going with another company that care about their customers and stand behind their products!
Never had back issues till sleeping or rather trying to sleep on this mattress. Started sagging immediately. I am a small person. Should not be this uncomfortable. Broke down on edges immediately. Turned it ,tried everything. Do not buy this mattress. You will regret it.View More Reviews
This mattress started sagging only two weeks after purchase, both sides of the bed had deep indents in it causing both my husband and I back pain. I took it back to the furniture store where I purchased it from after 2 months, to be treated with the worst customer service ever. They inspected the mattress without taking off the plastic I wrapped in, stating they found nothing wrong with it. Poor quality, horrible comfort, and warranty. Save your money and keep looking.
I bought this bed only a couple of months ago and at first, it was a dream, but now it has a lot of sagging in the middle of it. If I only saw this review site before I bought. :(
Bought a couple of days ago. So far, pretty satisfied. Is it the best mattress? No. But, it's pretty decent. A little worried about the durability from these reivews.
Luckily was able to return this. I was really dissappointed with the material. From the get go, there was one area that poked into my back. It was a little strange and I thought that it may have been a defective product. But, after risking once, I won't be risking again.
I thought that I was going to be getting a real value out of this mattress, but uncfortunately, this is exactly what you would expect out of a cheap mattress. Something that leaves me in pain in the morning is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to purchase. I wish I could give 0 stars.
I got this bed in 2001 and am still happy with it. Every night I sleeping soundly and without any problems. I wish they made more exactly like this one!!
Great mattress, I bought one for my mom and she loves it.
The worst mattress I have ever slept on in my life. Within one month of sleeping on mattress, it's like laying in a fox hole. I regret not complaining immediately. I would give zero stars if I could.
Over 2 inches the mattress has sunk in less than 6 months. I am not a large person...rotated etc. Regret not taking it back within 120 days. Now..we are stuck. Jumped thru hoops for warranty...so we can get ANOTHER poor quality mattress.
Worst mattress I have ever owed! $1200 mistake
Terrible quality for the money. In less than one year we have craters where we lay and have done all the recommended turning of the mattress etc.
This is a wonderful company. They treat people very well with much respect. Would advise anyone to do business with them. They are honest and good-hard working people, who always keep the customer in mind.
The bed was bad after 18 months and back issues ensued at 36 months! Tried to get the warranty to cover the bed but they wanted me to pay $250 for them to complete the warranty.
We bought two sets of these, what looked like Big Lots mattresses. We were told they would be the same. When delivered they were two different types of mattresses. One was very cheap and after 3 nights it began to sink down a little. The next night it was worse. I have awaken with back problems each morning and in the middle of the night. Worse. CHEAP, set of what we told , was a wonderful set. $250 for warranty. Dear Lord, had we known. This true, negative comment will be shared all over the internet. LEAVE THESE CROOKS and their mattresses alone.
We purchased this mattress almost exactly 6 years ago from Nebraska Furniture Mart's mattress selection (in Kansas City 2012). The Southerland was presented to us as a Simmons equal, made by a proud USA company, and sold for less of a cost of most mattresses ($659.00). I've had a few years of restless sleep and segments of back pain, but I've been making other excuses for the problems (maybe gaining a few extra pounds, maybe stress, maybe needing to get some more exercise)...until now. I have had severe back pain while sleeping to the point it is constantly waking me up during the night and spasms upon waking. It's been months now and I finally gave in and have tried sleeping on my sofa and my child's twin mattress. Both have been better periods of sleep than in my own bed. The store I purchased the mattress told me today that in order for the company to uphold the warranty, and potentially replace the mattress, they would need to prove there is a 1.5" permanent depression in the mattress. In my case, the mattress has no depression when not laying/sitting on it. In my case, my mattress just doesn't seem to have the same strength of resistance to my weight when laying on it. I have a "Firm" mattress but when laying on the mattress I feel like I am in a long curved shape, putting a strain on my lumbar back curving the wrong way.
Started off great, by the end of the first year my husband was sleeping upstairs in the guest room. After the second year, I was sleeping in a hole. In order for them to even consider doing anything you have to jump through hoops and it doesn't show when it is just sitting on the floor. When you lay on it just hope you can manage to turn over or even get out of the bed. We have packed folded towels underneath trying to get some support but even that is breaking down. Haven't had a good nights sleep in a very long time. Any mattress you cannot turn will end up with a sunken place in it.
I bought an Englander Egel mattress that Southerland owns or makes. I've gotten such a run around from these all these people I don't know who is responsible. The mattress started falling apart after two years. I'm still trying to get warranty service for it put they keep handing me of to one person that handles the all the southeast US and he doesn't return phone calls or Emails. Do not buy from these people. If you have a problem they just keep passing you around hoping you give up! I'M NOT GIVING UP!
Mattress springs were poking through the padding within 2 years of purchase. The mattress failed and has a huge "nest" area that sinks about 4-6 inches deep and is about 12-18 inches across. I will never buy another southerland mattress. I bought this one to support a local company. NEVER AGAIN. The store I bought it from will not honor the warranty and say they no longer carry Southerland due to similar problems. I called and left numerous messages with Southerland's customer service - no one returns phone calls. I finally reached someone but when I sent the paperwork off to replace the mattress - NOTHING.
All I know is that ever since I bought my Southerland mattress at Bedzzz Express, I now know what it means to get a good nights sleep!
I purchased a mattress from a local store in 2014 that was a Southerland product. The mattress was great at first but became harder and stiffer after 2 years. The foam actually became less flexible. There is nothing in the warranty that covers this type of ware. Amerigel Discovery Gel - By Southerland Bedding, Queen, Medium Firm.
I purchased an Englander Egel mattress Dec 2012 and we loved it till it failed in Jan 2017 (less than 5 years). I filed a warranty claim and was sent another mattress by Southerland BUT it was a completely DIFFERENT mattress. Southerland has made no effort to resolve this issue. We are stuck with a HORRIBLE mattress that we will have to replace. I do not recommend this company.
After initial purchase 6 years ago the mattress was defective. For whatever reason Weekend only quit carrying their product. For a claim they quoted their fine print and could care less. The warranty price was like buying a whole new mattress. I would never waste my time or money with this group again.
It's a foam pillow top with springs underneath. For about one year, it was so comfortable. Then it sagged so bad, we got egg shaped pockets to sag into. I only weigh 110 lbs.
I bought this mattress from an auburn mattress dealer. It was a second one purchased. I felt like I got screwed all the way around. My back continually hurts and I have a mattress pad. I spent 3700 and hopefully I will buy another one from a more reputable dealer. The company should reimburse the customer and take the mattress back. Do not buy this mattress. Southerland was conveyed to be a great company and it’s not.
I thought I was crazy at first because the mattress is about a year old. How could it sag so soon? I am a small/skinny person and have an indent on the side of the bed I sleep in, I am trying to rotate it to have a fresh side. The problem is you can't sell a mattress to anyone else. I guess I'm stuck with it : (