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Real Sleep Mattress Reviews

Real Sleep is no longer taking orders. The Real Sleep™ mattress is by the home and leisure magazine Real Simple™. Why did they create a mattress? By hearing from readers over the years, they realized how big of a challenge it is to get a good night's sleep. So, they created their own mattress by taking into consideration their readers' feedback.

Mattress Scores

Overall Score: 8.8/10

Customer Satisfaction: 8.9/10

Price Value: 8.4/10

No Back Pain: 8.7/10

Price: $785-$1495

Trial Period: 100 Nights

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Real Sleep's Specifics

Quality of Materials

Real Sleep™ uses two layers of foam in their mattresses with the top layer featuring open cell technology to keep things cool. They use organic and plant based materials, which is an added bonus. The materials are good quality, though we were hoping for more technical advances for the kind of pricepoint.

The Real Sleep mattress comes with two foam comfort layers. Here are the complete details:

Cover Layer: The cover layer is made of 100% cotton so it is breathable and won't trap heat against the body.

Layer 2: The first comfort layer is made with the proprietary FloraFlex technology that contours around the body to remove pressure points while having a bit more responsiveness than memory foam.

Layer 3: The last layer is a thick layer of base foam that is highly resilient and supports the spine to relieve back pain and allow the body to fully relax.

Overall Comfort

Most customers agree that this mattress is very comfortable with its ability to keep cool even with warm sleepers. However, there are some (especially those with smaller body types) that may find this mattress too firm to their liking.


See the above firmness chart. This mattress is on the firmer side. In spite of its firmness, the top softer layer may keep those that desire a very firm mattress from feeling comfortable with this mattress. It will do best for back sleeping and for those that are above in average size to do side sleeping.

Back Pain Relief

There are some reviewers that have described this mattress as doing a good job with relieving back pain. These note the ability for the contouring top layer to hug the unsupported areas of the spine.


This mattress does a good job cooling versus the average memory foam mattress that doesn't have cooling technology. Most customers will find that it doesn't retain too much heat at night. There are some that may find that if they already sleep warm and have hot bedrooms there is some heat retention.

Who Are These Mattresses Best For?

This mattress is best suited for someone that likes a firmer memory foam feel, similar to something with firmer TEMPUR material, but prefers alternative materials.

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Feels like a NICE Marshmallow......

We have had many mattresses over our 39 years of marriage, including all name brands and even a Temper-pedic when they first came out. Problem with most is the heat that is generated. Friends and family had purchased Tuff & Needle and Casper and for the most part satisfied. We began our search a year ago and found Real Sleep mattress advertised in the Real Simple magazine. Really liked the fact that it was 100% made in USA and the Organic cotton cover, due to several allergies. It came in their easy to handle box and was easy to open and watch the mattress inflate magically. Two things I really like about this mattress, how easy it is to make the bed with sheets, because it is light weight and just easy enough for me to make a king size bed, compared to other mattresses. Secondly, NO HEAT generated at all that is super +++++. Both my husband & I like the sleep we get with this and the comfort. When I called the company to make inquires I was told no one has ever returned this product, We can see why. We would recommend this product to friends/family. Great purchase. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Robin

Exactly as described, exactly what I wanted, glad I took a chance!

I bought the Real Sleep mattress to replace a traditional innerspring mattress and box spring that I haven’t been sleeeping well on for months. I was a bit skeptical about buying a mattress online, especially since I didn’t know anyone personally with this mattress and had never slept on anything other than an innerspring. The mattress materials, manufacturing location and practices really got me interested. The 100 night guarantee, free shipping, and % off coupon really sold me. I had nothing to lose except for my morning backache! I’ve been sleeping so much better since the first night! Mattress was shipped promptly to my door, packaged well (but not excessively), looked beautiful and didn’t have any chemical or other “off” smells once out of the packaging. Recommending to my family and friends. I love it!

So comfortable!

Love my new mattress! I thought I already had a comfortable bed, but was proven wrong by Real Sleep - it's super soft and dreamy as I sleep, but supportive enough to balance my bowl of cereal for a lazy morning in bed. Definitely recommend!

Realsimple sleeper

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new bed. I no longer wake up during the night and I don't wake up with back pain any more either. I highly recommend this bed. Easy to set up in 10 minutes. Buy this bed!!!!!

Coolest ever!

Usually, I have trouble sleeping through the night. With Real Sleep I've slept through the night better than I have in years. No more getting over-heated and sweating. Definitely recommend

So happy for the upgrade

I have been so pleased with this mattress. I had been sleeping on a regular mattress for years and was finding recently that my quality of sleep was decreasing and I would frequently wake up with a sore neck and shoulders (not typical for me). My mattress was old enough that I needed to think about a new one. After doing some research I decided on Real Sleep. The customers service people I have spoken to have been very friendly and very helpful and I could not be happier with the mattress. I had virtually no adjustment period and everything about my sleep has improved. I'm both a side and back sleeper and both positions are still very comfortable with this mattress. Not too soft and not too firm. I will be buying a new bed in the fall and was using this mattress as a test run. After having the chance to sleep on it for a month, I have decided that I will be buying another Real Sleep mattress when I purchase my new bedroom furniture. Love the mattress.

So Easy

Ordered for guest room. Simple set up. No appointment with delivery truck, etc. They loved it and slept better than at home!

Love the bed

It is wonderful.

Best Sleep

I was hesitant about ordering, but after a couple of weeks my husband and I have slept better than with our old mattress. I don’t wake up as much in the middle of the night and back feels better in the morning. Best purchase we have made in awhile.....thanks!


No getting bounced around from someone else's tossing and turning. Support just where you need it.

Best Sleep in Years!

We had a Tempur-Pedic and I could just not get comfortable. I work out a lot and I felt like I would wake up with a lot of pressure in my legs and back. From the first night this was so much better. Firm but soft. I couldn't believe how my body felt! I haven't slept like this in years!

Love this mattress!

I have slept really well on my REAL SLEEP mattress. Great support for my back is what I was looking for, and I was very pleased with this mattress after just my first night's sleep.

Slept Like A Baby!

The Real Sleep memory foam mattress is definitely different that the standard mattress I have been sleeping on for the last 12 years! The first night, I was concerned that I would have difficulty sleeping, since it felt so different. I was wrong! I had no difficulty falling asleep, and I didn't toss and turn like I usually did on my old mattress. The bed was super cool and comfortable, and the mattress conformed to my body when I slept on my side and on my stomach. I woke up feeling refreshed and rested, in a way I hadn't in years. They say it takes a while to get used to a different kind of mattress, but I only needed one night to become a convert.

Awesome feeling

I had an arm injury and have been recovering when I got this mattress. For the first time since my injury I was able to get comfortable and go to sleep. The mattress adjusts and relieved pressure on my arm. Finally, a great nights sleep!

Love this mattress!

My husband and I love our mattress! It has everything in a mattress that we've been looking for. We have owned several popular and high end brands and have tried out a few of the newer bed in a box mattresses but Real Sleep has outdone them all. Just like its name, I've been getting Real Sleep over the past few weeks. I used to wake up often with neck and back aches but this mattress provides the right amount of comfort and support that I am looking for. The mattress also stays cool unlike other mattresses. Thank you real sleep!

Definitely Recommend

This has definitely improved my ability to stay asleep throughout the night (a major issue I had before). The mattress moves with my body so I no longer wake up with aches and pains. I sleep on my side so I usually have major issues with my hips but with this mattress, that doesn't seem to be an issue any more. And because of the cooling technology I no longer wake up with night sweats! I would definitely recommend this anyone looking for a new mattress or looking to get a better night sleep.

Loving the comfort

This mattress is super comfortable and I can tell the difference. I thought it might take a while until I get adjusted to this mattress but my husband and I were so deep in sleep from the first night we used it. What makes me happier is that I don't get to feel when my husband turns from one side to another in the middle of the night.

Wow! Exceeded Expectations

The REAL SLEEP mattress exceeded all of my expectations. The mattress is so much more comfortable; soft, fits to my body and unbelievably comfortable. It's easy to roll over and the mattress simply refits to my shape. I was a bit skeptical when I saw it in the box but wow is all I can say. Give it a try. It will not disappoint.

Amazing Night Sleep!

My mattress from Real Sleep has been unbelievable! I am getting great 8 hours of sleep every night on this comfortable mattress. I highly recommend Real Sleep Mattresses to anyone who is looking to upgrade their bed.

Sleepy Time

This mattress was so easy, it practically set itself up. Easy to fit on the bed frame. The bed is soft but supportive and minimizes movement so I don't wake my partner up. We are so happy with this new mattress, we tossed our old one to the curb after the first night.

Great Mattress

I like this mattress because of its firmness and it fits my body shape. I am so happy to have upgraded from my 10 year old mattress and box spring.

Deep Sleep

We are so happy with this mattress. My wife and me, both of us feel the difference. A deeper sleep. Very comfortable, great for people as me having back issues. Weight of body distribute very evenly. Organic cotton cover, great touch and feel.

Keeps me cool and supports

Keeps me cool and supports my neck/shoulders

Recommend Real Sleep!!!!

So happy with our Real Sleep mattress. We were worried about the transition from coils to foam but this mattress is exceptionally comfortable. It conforms to your sleep style/position which creates a restful and very good night's sleep. Highly recommend ! Packaging & delivery were an added bonus.

Adios Mattress Stores

I was pretty skeptical that this Real Sleep mattress (queen) would be as comfortable as my expensive, store bought mattress. This thing is a home run! My wife and I found this mattress was far more comfortable and much cooler than what we currently have. I get really hot when I sleep so that was a huge determining factor for me. And... the fact that this thing showed up in a box on my door step meant I didn't have to borrow a truck or pay for or wait for delivery. Do yourself a favor and try it. You'll be pleasantly surprised, just like we were...

I love my Real Sleep

I have never had a tempropedic like bed and WOW. I love my real sleep mattress. It has made falling asleep as easy as brushing my teeth.


It was very easy to set up my Real Sleep mattress. Opened the box and placed the mattress on top of the box spring and it expanded within minutes! It was so comfortable and soothing. My body was supported in every angle. I'm extremely happy with it and would highly recommend it!

Best Sleep Hands Down

This mattress keeps me cooler at night. I wake up feeling more rested and ready to take on day. I don't wake up with the aches and pains that I did from my old mattress. This mattress is hands down the best night sleep I have had. I would recommend this mattress to anyone

really nice mattress

I have had my mattress for one week now and find it super comfy and firm enough.

Smart Buy

Great product, well manufactured and very comfortable! Money well spent.

Pretty darn cool

Came in a box, weighing 70 lbs. Opened up to a nice big queen size mattress. Feels hard to the touch but memory foam is deceptively comfy. Stays cool to the touch. My only complaint is that fabric lining the mattress is thin and tore when I was pulling it from the box.

Cool & Supportive

I was looking for a bed that would keep me cool so that I could sleep through the night. I am coming from a sleep number bed and I have been pleasantly surprised by the balance of support and cradling that this bed has given me - my neck and hips are very happy!

Fantastic Mattress

I loved the ease of delivery and set up of this mattress . . . who knew such a small box could hold something so great?! I really appreciate the job this mattress does keeping me cool at night and the way it fits/adjusts to my body and sleeping style.

Comfy & Cool

So easy to set up. In minutes the memory foam mattress expanded about 10 inches and was ready for use. I can attest to that as my husband took a nap on the mattress instantly! We typically are used to a pillow top � spring coil mattresses with a little bounce but this has no bounce. It is very supportive for the lower back which is where my husband and I experience low back pain. Now we wake up in the morning with less low back aches! The memory foam mattress is very soft and also very cool temperature wise � it does not produce any heat which makes for a comfortable night�s sleep!

comfy and cozy!!

The Real Sleep mattress was delivered to my door and was so easy to set up. The mattress is very comfy, cozy!! I felt cool all night long. It was amazing to me how nice the mattress felt straight out of a box.

We love our Real Sleep mattress

I was skeptical to buy a mattress online, but a few of my friends have purchased beds in a box, so I figured it can't hurt to try it! One word - WOW. This is the best mattress I have ever slept on, and my husband and I have had a $3,000 bed for years. Given the price and the ease of receiving the mattress (it arrived so fast), I would highly recommend this mattress in a box to ANYONE and EVERYONE! No matter what your sleep pain is, this mattress will solve it. My husband has had back surgeries and suffers from pain, but he wakes up now in awe of how little pain he has and he's getting a full night's sleep. I have had sleeping issues for years too, just laying awake not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep. This mattress (to my surprise) has helped tremendously with my "insomnia" and I am sleeping so much better. Don't question it, try it and buy it!

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