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Intellibed has been making gel mattresses since 2000 with its patented gel technology. They have have two collections: the Legacy and the Luxury. These mattresses come with pocketed coil support systems and layers of latex or foam. Overall, customers like their mattresses and liken them to other familiar gel technology available in other mattresses. However, the prices are much higher than expected for the materials and some customers found their firmness disagreeable.
Shifman is a handmade luxury mattress brand that has been around since the last 1800s and has a legacy of elegant design and is found in mattress retailers and at Bloomingdales. Their mattresses are very high priced, usually well over $5,000 to start. Though they are a status symbol for some and boast hand craftsmanship, there are those that find that they provide a bad value for the materials used.
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With brands investing in managing online reputation, it's difficult for the average shopper to get to the truth of customer satisfaction. That said, overall, these mattresses are reviewed well by sleepers. However, there were some folks that didn't feel the same way about the feel. so keep reading below to check your body type with the specifications of this mattress!
These mattresses are good with support overall. Though some folks don't totally like the firmness levels of these mattresses, most customers appreciate the supportiveness of these mattresses.
Edge support is important for those that have mobility concerns or like to use the side of their mattress. These mattresses have good edge support and they should be able to be comfortable for most customers.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
Bowling balls are useful to measure mattress firmness and support. These mattresses are well rated at providing even support across the surface, which means they should do well elevating your body comfortably.
Having a mattress that lasts is essential for mattress buyers. Yet, with businesses focused on competition and marketing, it isn't always clear. That said, based on data from customers and materials used, these mattresses should do well with longevity and last more than 5 years for most sleepers. But, some heavier in body type sleepers may find them to be slightly less durable.
Some customers report feeling comfy, but others reported discomfort with their mattresses. Despite those that are cozy, this means that these mattresses have lower than average customer satisfaction. Research on below for more specifics on whether this mattress will work for you.
Some folks feel good with the support in these mattresses, but some have had issues with support over the long term. For those that are of larger body types or require more support for health reasons, take a look at the reviews to make sure the purchase fits you.
There are some mixed reports about edge support for these mattresses. Some reviewers feel good about the support equalibrium across the mattress, but others had issues with lumpiness.
Sleepers note that durability is one of the most important factors to them. We all want it to be just as comfortable at the beginning as it is a decade later. Unfortunately, not all customers regard these mattresses highly overall on durability, and some have had some problems over the short term. If you are thinking about buying and using full time, read over the specs and policies to make sure it will work for you.
This is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have slept on. Have enjoyed it since the first night we received it. Got pillows to go with it and love them too. Highly recommendView More Reviews
Knowledgeable staff that continually communicates through the 60-day trial period.
Both my wife and I like the bed
sleeps cool and comfortable. love it
We like our Intellibed. It's comfortable and has a clean look to it. Never noticed any discomfort. We thought from other reviews that it was going to be really firm but it's actually softer than we hoped. Also, I wish the cotton protection cover zipped around the bed. It's more like a sheet-which makes me question dust mites ability to enter the bed. Overall comfortable sleep.
My wife and I attest to the quality and comfortable sleep on our IntelliBed mattress. We have the King Size IntelliBed and have slept on it now for four months. What a difference and improvement of our sleep. My first night on the bed was an adjustment for us as it moves differently than our old foam based mattress, however we both noticed that we slept longer, did not turn over as much, and felt better in the morning. After a few days use, the IntelliBed bed felt natural, and we felt so rested, it's wonderful. For me, it doubled my restful sleep; my old foam mattress seemed to get so hot, and create pressure points, that I would interrupt my sleep to frequently turn over throughout the night; not any more. Four months since our first sleep on our IntelliBed, we are now making plans to purchase our 2nd IntelliBed for our vacation home.
It is a nice bed and very comfy but I do not think 60 days is enough time for your body to adjust and get use to it before deciding if a softer bed would work better. Some nights I do great and other nights I wake up hurting bad from the bed. As of now it is 50/50. Sometimes I wonder if the softer bed would have been a better choice for me. As of now there are no options without consequences.
This bed is the perfect mix of firm and soft. As my wife and I looked for a new bed we constantly struggled to find something that fit us both but didn't limit us to where we laid on the bed. We both immediately said we loved the feel of the bed when we tested it and only love it more now that we have had if for a couple of months.
We gave it a thirty night stay, but could not get a good night sleep on this mattress. Customer service in handling our questions/concerns and in the ordering process was top notch.
Had a wonderful experience with ordering my intelliBed AND love the bed itself!
I had problems with my knees and hips. My arms hurt when I woke up from improper sleep positions. I bought an intellibed and after awhile of getting used to it I felt so much better. I also bought an intellipillow. My neck aches and pains dissapeared. I will keep this bed forever. I live in an RV that has storage under the bed. This bed weighs about 95 lbs. I had a stronger lift put in and now it's perfect!! Thank you intellibed for your customer service and excellent bed!
I love my new bed. It's made such a difference. However, I've really been blown away by intelliBED's outstanding customer service - tremendous!
My wife and I had some issues with our mattress and the customer service staff were prompt and helpful in getting things resolved.
Almost bought another Sleep Number bed, had to cancel the order after I found out about Intellibed. Best decision ever!
After sleeping on this bed for a month, I'm not sure that my back pain is much better. (There are no other factors in my life for back pain; it is all related to time spent sleeping.) Then we were on vacation for a month and slept in various beds, and I had no back pain! Now back to sleeping on this mattress for a week, and my back is getting unbearable after a night's sleep. I'm not sure yet how I feel about this bed.
I bought this bed because it did not outgas and the salesperson told me it was a firm mattress which was very important to me. I got it and indeed it did not smell in any way. It was great because I had been sleeping on a hard futon.It started to feel soft so I called the company and they said to keep it for 30 days as I had to adjust to the comfort. My mistake! I ended up letting the return policy expire and now I am saddled with it,
I looked on the website as I felt as that my firm bed had no support. So they have it rated as feeling firm but then if you look further you see another rating where they say it has a soft back and posterior support. Now how can a mattress be firm but then super soft with little support on your back. I called to complain and they told me that 'Oh there was another mattress for $2100 that was indeed firm.' Yeah like I believe them.
Do not buy this mattress. Bad idea. Dishonest salespeople.
Horrible bed. Save your money and buy a traditional mattress. You'll get a goodnights rest without the back pain, and other aches that come along with this bed.
This mattress is a dream come true! After spending many years sleeping in a lazy boy recliner due to a back injury from a motorcycle accident, I was convinced that I would never be able to sleep on a mattress ever again. I have owned the intelliBED Relief Perfect mattress for 6 months and have been able to wake every morning with no pain or discomfort. I have noticed that my sleep has improved. Instead of getting 4-5 hours of sleep, I am now averaging 7-8 hours of sleep. Every night! I highly recommend this mattress for anyone and everyone!
LOVE this mattress! I sleep better than ever before! My back and neck issues have gone away. This is the best mattress and I would recommend it for anyone!
I have had insomnia for about 17 years and have tried everything to sleep longer, better and to wake up actually feeling rested. Investing in this bed was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It allows me to not toss and turn and to get the much needed deep sleep I was so desperate to find. I have zero issues with my insomnia, no more back pain and more than that I sleep cool and more comfortable than I ever had. It has truly been an amazing purchase - so much that we have also have the pillows, sheets and toppers for our tent trailer.
I had an old water bed I used to look forward to getting into. I have tried Sleep Number, 2 Tempurpedics and had not been able to find a bed I enjoyed getting into. Until this one. It is the most comfortable bed I've experienced. The bed seems to suck the pain our of my muscles and I wake up every morning refreshed and well-rested. I don't toss and turn like I have in the past since there are no hot spots that develop under high-weight areas. I justified the price as this may be the last bed I own and the warranty is a lot longer than on a normal bed. I have a Fitbit which tracks sleep. I checked it before and after I bought the bed. I have far less interrupted sleep on this bed. I definitely recommend this!
I love this bed! I have been sleeping on it for a year and a half and I enjoy every night. My body is supported perfectly and I love that it is non-toxic. It is worth every penny as it has a 30 year warrantee and is used nightly. Looking at it that way, it is actually a bargain! It did take me several nights to get used to as my body had to re-pattern itself to sleeping with real support. I didn't like the pillow, though, and went back to my down one.
If you don't have this bed you are missing out.... I have never slept better in my life. I never want to get out of my bed. It will take about 30 days for your body to get adjusted to the bed. It is worth the money and you won't regret it. Don't think about it, buy it!
Fantastic service and follow-through, not to mention a superior product. IntelliBed will be the last mattress I buy.
No more back problems when I wake up:)
I am VERY happy with my miracle bed. When I first got it they said the first month would be a ‘period of adjustment ‘. I didn’t think that was accurate because I loved it from my first night. Happy to say I was WRONG! It just keeps getting better. This was/is more than a bed to me. I have been in a very long healing process from a serious injury, so this has been facilitating my healing in ways I could not have imagined. THANK YOU!!
First month is in the books! Greatest sleep I've had in ages. Issues I thought were age and activity level related are starting to subside. I thought my hips were bad because of playing basketball 4 times a week, come to find out my old mattress was likely the culprit. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase and would recommend Intellibed to everyone!
This bed and this company can't be beat. We have tried numerous beds in the last two years. This is the first time my husband and I aren't waking up with sore hips and lower backs. Well worth the money we spent. The customer service is exemplary. Finally, we can sleep pain-free. Thank you IntelliBED!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new Intellibed! I was a little nervous about purchasing such an expensive bed without trying out but felt good that they offered a 60 day money back guarantee. I knew after the first night I would not be returning this bed. It is fabulous! I sleep so much better. No more aches and pains in the night in my hips or my back. Surprisingly, even the Intellibed pillow is amazing. I wasn't expecting much from a pillow but it has really helped with my neck pain. This bed was definitely worth every penny!!
Good service but slow. Expensive..
What a pleasure. It was easy to ordered. It arrived right on time. And, sleep. Yes, what a wonderful sleep. Thank you for your great product.
Very comfortable, but I still tend to get circulation pains if I lay on one side too long. I think I do tend to sleep better, at least some.
I love my intellibed mattress! it is amazing!
I am pregnant and changing to my Intellibed took away my hip and shoulder pains from sleeping on the side all the time!! I can only imagine how comfortable Ill be once not pregnant anymore!!!
Got the first set with the bed, then because we liked them so much we bought a 2nd set.
Purchased mine at the home show at the South Town Expo Center. The adjustable base is really nice to have too. I definitely would recommend to anyone.
It's the best bed ever. It took me 3 weeks to get use to it but i hung in there and now it feels great.
The bed is just as wonderful as I had hoped. My husband and I are sleeping better and waking up without the aches we had before. However, I was supposed to receive sheets and pillows as part of the promotion I purchased the mattress with. The sales man didn't include it in the invoice, so once I realized this I emailed and called customer service leaving a message because no one answered. No one ever returned my email or phone message.
Not a miracle bed. Its comfortable but I still have pressure feelings and need to change position several times a night. We have rotated the mattress but still have a feeling we are making depressions in the bed on the spots in which we usually sleep.
After 10 years we came to the realization we needed a new mattress. What a job! Not only are there a lot of choices but many different price ranges. After the standard search both retail store and online we finally made our choice. It was between the Pillow top Sterns and Foster and the Intellibed. The Intellibed hands down was the better bed. It was pricier than the Sterns & Foster but in hind sight the better choice. We have been sleeping on our new Intellibed (Midnight) for almost two months now (My wife and I generally sleep on all sides) No off gassing (no pun intended), Temperature just right, 20 year warranty, 30-90 days to test. These people will refund your money less a removal fee if you don’t like it. Many places will only let you exchange for another one of their other products. Received free set of sheets, Mattress Protector and 2 large pillows. The pillows have some off gas, however if you let them air out for a couple of weeks they are quite nice. Also purchased a standard frame that elevates both head and feet. Height of entire bed can be adjusted, we set ours a little under 32” above floor. We were worried that the bed might not perform after investing a fair amount of money. We bought the bed because our former bed (Beauty Rest) had surpassed its usefulness and my wife’s hips were really bothering her. She also had a hard time getting and staying asleep at night. She is not totally without hip pain but she sleeps much better and wakes much more rested than our previous bed. It took about a week to really start enjoying this bed. We would like to report that the decision to purchase this bed from Mattress Firm (Lincoln, Ca) was the right decision because the bed is simply Wonderful. This is only the 2nd time I have ever taken the time to write a review, this Intellibed (Midnight) is worth the investment of your money, sleep and ultimately your wellbeing. I personally think this is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on, including many hotels such as the Ritz. The Con: This mattress is very heavy. Delivery people cannot get this mattress into the house without some contact with the ground. It has plastic protection during delivery, however for the average person to move it after delivery is a lot harder than most mattresses. It would probably take four people and there are no straps to help with that process. I am not planning to move my bed any time soon, but be aware to move this mattress for any reason is a chore.
I bought my first Shifman Mattress in Bloomdales in 2001. It lasted me over ten years and was only tossed out due to the impossibility of getting such a heavy, well-made mattress down my third floor tenement stairs. I switched brands to my regret and have never gotten the good night's sleep I had with my Shifman. I can't even turn the mattress over because it is a one-sided mattress, something I was unaware of. When this one bites the dust, I'm returning to Shifman. It is a costly product and worth every cent.View More Reviews
I am extremely disappointed with the performance of our Shifman mattress but even more disappointed with their customer service. We purchased a king pillow top mattress 20 months ago. Within a few months, large depressions began to form on each side of the bed. I called the store and was told to turn it more frequently than the once per month recommended by the manufacturer. I followed instructions and the depressions worsened. It felt as if we were sleeping in a trough with hills on either side! I contacted Shifman and received no response. I then contacted the store where we purchased the bed. They sent out a representative as well as the Shifman rep. The Shifman rep told us this was normal and we should turn the bed 90 degrees and sleep on the short axis for a month or so until the middle of the bed compresses. He never touched the bed or took any measurements to judge the depth of the depressions. Bottom line.....they will do nothing to correct the situation. Shifman has a 10 year non-prorated warranty but, clearly, they don't stand by their product. My only hope, at this point, is that the furniture store has a higher ethical standard and will make this right. Lesson learned- price is not a predictor of quality.
$4,500 for a queen size mattress and foundation and a back ache every morning! When I called their customer service, the response was (1) it was my fault because the mattress had not gotten used to me yet (after five months?) and (2) what do you want us to do about it? Then, she hung up. A second call was even worse. Someone who said she was Eileen screamed when I protested about the first call and said 'I can put you on hold' before hanging up. The crudest, rudest people I have ever encountered in business. Needless to say, their creation is out of my house, and none will ever return.
A good nights sleep is of utmost importance! I've bought Shifman mattresses in the past and although they are bit pricey, they are top quality, comfortable and well worth the cost...you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend Shifman Mattresses!!!!
We have been had 5 different beds in 16 years. This is the first bed that is so comfortable and supportive that we are getting the best sleep we ever had.
I'm awake bc a "fell in a slope" in my 4 month mattress. Stickley stands by there low quality product. Maybe Shifman Mattresses does too....
Wow Shifman Mattresses Your refusal to uphold the warranty of your product is quite disappointing. For a product that is so expensive and allegedly so high quality I would expect more from the manufacturer!
Had my first night's sleep on my new Shifman.. It was incredible! Thanks to the amazing artisans!
I was tired of low quality mattresses and wanted a mattress that could be turned. Research led me to Shifman. The problem is it is too heavy to turnover. Even when my son helps me it is too heavy. Whats the point of having a two sided mattress if its not realistic to turn it. Big grooves develope even when you rotate it. I gave 3 stars because its made relatively well but for the money spent I'll just get a regular new mattress every 5 years.
went thru 3 of their mattresses all of which bellied within months and had to be replaced. Now on a fourth non pillowtop which may be doing the same thing. had previously owned shifman for years with outstanding performance but they seem to have changed their design to allow the mattress to bend for mechanical beds. we’ll see haw the “tradition” model holds up.