Are you curious about the many new boxed or rolled mattress brands that are seemingly so popular? Today, we are approaching 200+ brands of bed-in-the-box mattresses available online. With all too similar offerings, it’s tough for anyone to tell them apart. Some companies have expanded beyond their online-only business model and are now available in retail stores.
With many online mattress companies to choose from, you may find it difficult to determine the comfort or durability of each product. Many companies display biased and sometimes fake reviews on websites attempting to fool consumers into thinking their brand is the best. New companies with little to no track record may need to rely on reviews or biased articles to compete with top brands that have been around for over 100 years. Because every brand claims to be the best, it can be tough to decide which one will offer you better sleep, especially without trying it out to see how it will fit your body first.
Bed-in-the-box and online-only mattresses typically have a significantly higher return rate due to comfort and how you feel when you wake up on the mattress. Generally, online companies offer a couple of comfort choices and sometimes only one, leaving many sleep-quality needs unsatisfied. Many brands produce medium or medium-firm feeling mattresses, not typically ideal for side sleeping or those with any conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Having one or two comfort choices may make it feel easier to decide, but most of the time won’t help you achieve the best night’s sleep.
Many online mattress companies are experts in advertising rather than the craftsmanship of the mattress itself.
The quality of materials plays a significant role in the amount of comfort you will experience while sleeping. The materials will also affect how your muscles and body feel when you wake up. Many brands rely on ads to entice you to buy their products with clever ad campaigns. Rather than investing in sleep science, quality of materials, or the comfort provided to their customer.
At Mattress World Northwest, we specialize in the science of comfort. Proudly offering an array of quality mattress brands, and a wide selection of sleep accessories like adjustable bases, pillows, sheets, and mattress protectors to complete your ultimate sleep system. Our sleep experts have the know-how to help guide you to select the best products that are a custom fit for your health and wellness needs.
Since many online companies only offer one mattress and a limited choice of accessories, the benefits of sleeping well will only reach a small percentage of people. Testing different styles, brands, and comfort levels before you purchase will help to ensure you will wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for years to come.
Post-purchase customer service should be a factor in your decision of where to buy your mattress. If the mattress is not the right fit for you, getting help with the exchange process is a factor to consider. Genuine, in-person service is much easier to receive from a local family-owned company like Mattress World Northwest. An online company typically runs off call centers where little-to-no person-to-person service exist. Ultimately a boxed or rolled mattress can provide convenience and a lower cost for transportation and can sometimes be comfortable, but you may experience a lack of comfort throughout the night, especially while side sleeping. You may also experience difficulty when trying to return or exchange when needed.
At Mattress World Northwest we understand that sometimes it may be hard to know until you sleep on it in your own home. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to make it right with our Comfort Guarantee. We want you to love your new mattress!
Many of the rolled brands offer mediocre quality mattresses and can still come with a steep price tag. Arguably, a few of the new brands have proprietary materials that can provide added comfort to help you sleep better. However, when comparing rolled versus standard mattresses, non-rolled mattress styles will almost always win in the categories of quality, durability, and comfort. Generally speaking, this is the result of the manufacturing and the quality of materials used.
You may be wondering what the best mattress style is to help you sleep better. And whether a bed-in-the-box mattress is sufficient in quality to meet your needs for comfort. The answer can vary from person to person depending on their sleep patterns and requirements for getting a better night’s sleep.
Major manufacturers like Sealy Posturepedic have been specializing in designing and domestically building quality mattresses since the 1950s. Simmons Beautyrest has been producing mattresses as far back as 1870. Brands like Simmons and Sealy ship mattresses sealed in thick plastic bags before leaving the factory. The plastic is to help protect them from potential damage or moisture present during the shipping process. Factory-sealed plastic is the premium choice for mattress packaging and is the most commonly used today.
In addition, there are many styles and brands of rolled and standard mattresses that are domestically made. Many major brands like Sealy use domestic materials to build their rolled mattresses. Bed-in-a-box mattresses were developed to be quick and easy to ship directly to the retailer or consumer. However, many of the boxed mattresses are imported and many times of lesser quality. Manufacturing in the USA gives the name brands like Sealy or Simmons a quality advantage with their more affordable rolled mattresses. Domestically made products, including standard mattresses, are built with higher standards for manufacturing. Also, there is generally better comfort and quality from materials made in the USA.
You will notice that most of the new brands available on the market today are made overseas and then imported into the United States. Some brands offer mattresses designed and built in the USA with imported materials but can still use the label “Made in the USA.”
Pay close attention to this fine detail because some labels can be misleading.
Even more importantly, a specific import mattress brand has recently been involved in a health-related class-action lawsuit. The materials used inside have allegedly caused mild to severe health issues after the cover of the mattress was removed. Both are important factors to consider before buying an imported or bed-in-the-box mattress.
Rolled mattresses were developed as a less expensive option, and to ease the overseas shipping process. Many new brands of bed-in-the-box mattresses can provide affordability and convenience for reaching their final destination. However, many will question the quality, comfort, and performance that rolled mattresses offer.
Rolled mattresses will more often use lower-quality foam, lower coil counts, and thinner coil gauges. This may have a significant impact on their longevity. When rolling a mattress to box it for shipping, the layers or coils inside will need to be compressed first, then vacuum sealed. Typically the higher density foams and thicker gauge coils cannot withstand compression to this extent without being damaged. One of the only options for rolled mattresses is to use thinner gauge wires or lower coil counts down into the 500 to 600 range. Compare that to a coil count of 800 to 1000 coils in a mattress, which is considered high quality. An ample coil system provides the sleeper with a longer-lasting support for spinal alignment. Your comfort will only last as long as the mattress, which is why durability should be an influential factor when choosing a mattress.
As an exception to the idea, a few manufacturers, such as Posh + Lavish, have designed a quality version of a rolled mattress. Brands like this typically use highly durable components like latex rubber, wool, and natural cotton that are less susceptible to damage from compression. Compression of the materials such as latex rubber will benefit their durability by pre-stressing the materials. By doing so, these layers will break down less over time from sleeping on them.
A rolled mattress is generally a decent and affordable option. Rolled options can be convenient for transportation to their final destination. A bed-in-the-box mattress is a reasonable choice for a guest room or for those who already sleep well without aches or pains. But rolled mattresses have limited potential when it comes down to getting better sleep. Due to their lack of variety, limited comfort for side sleeping, and hard-to-find durable support systems. All of these factors play into the success of achieving better sleep.
A standard mattress by a reputable company will likely provide the most significant benefits and comfort, especially to those with health issues, trouble sleeping, and those who seek to feel and sleep better. If you are looking for help to alleviate aches, pains, or discomfort, look no further than the support and relief that a standard or hand-made quality mattress has to offer. To sleep well and live a healthy lifestyle consider a reputable brand like Beautyrest or Posturepedic to fulfill your needs. Or wrap yourself in luxury sleep with an Aireloom, Posh+Lavish, or Stearns & Foster brand mattress to help you sleep more comfortably than ever before.