Convenience, ease of assembly, and privacy are a few reasons that many people are taking advantage of a new mattress shopping trend: beds in a box. These mattresses ship straight to your door, compactly, in a box. They are easy to unpack and set up in the home, and no delivery crews are required!
Several popular mattress brands, including Purple, Tempur-Pedic, and Serta, are now offering to ship their beds this way. There are several benefits to this technique, as well as a few downsides. It is important to consider these, along with your individual needs, as you determine the best bed-in-a-box mattress for you.
A mattress in a box isn’t much different than a standard mattress. Shoppers purchase online or in-store, the mattress ships to the home, and then the shopper unboxes and places the bed onto the bedframe. The only difference is that the bed is compressed and air-sealed before shipping so that it can fit into a smaller box. This makes it easier to maneuver onto shipping vehicles, inside buildings, and within homes. Compare the strain of pushing a king-sized mattress through a door frame versus carrying a 4’x4’ box through a door frame. After arriving at the delivery location, the mattress must decompress before being used. Most are ready for sleepers within 24 hours.
Foam mattresses are the most popular beds that are shipped in a box, but most can travel this way. It is a good option for latex and hybrid beds as well. Traditional innerspring beds are really the only beds that cannot compress into a box due to their coil spring core.
Mattress World Northwest urges shopping in stores to test various mattress types, even if you eventually purchase online and have the bed compressed and delivered. Once you find the right mattress, the process of shipping in a box is easy and highly recommended.
Convenience is the most significant appeal for bed-in-a-box shoppers. They can quickly unbox and unroll the mattress without help from delivery crews and then just wait for it to reform to its original shape. Within a few hours, it is ready to go on the bed frame or box springs. Cost savings is another appeal. Shipping a bed in a box eliminates the need for a delivery crew or extra fees for the bed’s size. These benefits help reduce the cost of the bed.
There are a few downsides to buying a bed in a box, especially if shoppers work with Mattress World Northwest sleep experts before choosing a mattress. The majority of negative bed-in-a-box reviews are those that claim the bed doesn’t last as long, isn’t as supportive, gives off foul smells, or shows other signs of a low-quality mattress. Despite the change of shape and size, high-quality bed-in-a-box mattresses are still composed of the same materials as when delivered in their original form. It is a misconception that luxury mattresses are not able to be shipped in a box. Prioritize high-quality materials, support, and durability when choosing the best bed-in-a-box mattress, and you will reap all the benefits of a well-made mattress.
The only real difference between a bed-in-a-box and a traditional mattress is the compression once the bed arrives.
Most beds inflate quickly, but others can take a few days to fully reach their original dimensions. This can cause issues for buyers with an immediate need for a mattress replacement. It is important to plan ahead and be flexible when buying a mattress-in-a-box.
The mattress you should buy is the one that best suits your body based on your budget, pain points, sleeping position, body size, and other needs. Mattress World Northwest offers a number of brands with a wide variety of offerings so that you can find the bed best suited for you. We’ll outline several of our top bed-in-a-box choices, though, to help you familiarize yourself with what is available.
Tempur-Pedic is among the most acclaimed bed-in-a-box brands available. The Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze Medium offers three layers of cooling and supportive comfort. It gently cradles the body yet allows for easy movement and adjustment. The bed’s sizes range from twin XL to California king and start at $3,799.
The Purple Restore Plus Firm is a part of the luxury Purple mattress line. It uses the brand’s unique GelFlex grid material along with an enhanced comfort foam layer to adapt to pressure points and offer extreme relaxation. The bed’s sizes range from twin XL to California king and start at $2,145.
The Serta iComfort Eco F40 Plush is a supportive yet comforting foam mattress perfect for sleepers seeking a softer bed. The material is cooling and restorative, with a supportive, deep reaction max gel memory foam core. This durably soft bed ranges in size from twin XL to California king and starts at $1,999.
With many mattress brands, designs, and shipping options on the market, it is important to work with experts in the industry. Our sleep experts at Mattress World Northwest will help you determine the best mattress for your body, budget, and space and help you understand new trends like the bed-in-a-box mattress. Visit us in-store today or meet with us online to determine if a bed-in-a-box mattress is right for you!
While you can't go wrong with any of our mattresses, here are a few factors you'll want to consider before making a purchase: your sleep position (and if you have a partner, theirs as well), the size of the space, and a price point. If you have any questions, rest easy knowing that our team is happy to help you find that perfect fit.
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