Would you Buy a Mattress Online?

There are three things that I know I would never consider buying online: a swimsuit, jeans and a mattress.
But then an opportunity comes along and I learned I just might have been wrong. 

 

This happened recently when the nice people at GelFoam Bed reached out to me and asked if I would like to receive and review one of their mattresses. As long as I've been blogging I've never done a sponsored post or accepted gifts to review. I'm not against it, it's just that the timing wasn't right. 

We are due to update a few things in our master bedroom. I'm on the lookout for new bedside tables (which are taking far too long to find) and new wall mounted lamps. And coincidentally, our high end fancy schmancy mattress was starting to lose it's firmness. We were just starting to have the conversation about replacing it when I heard from the people at GelFoam Bed. We were plenty skeptical about a mattress being delivered that we hadn't tried out. My husband and I are pretty picky and a good night's sleep is non-negotiable so the mattress is very important. 

We've slept on gel foam mattresses on vacation and loved them so we were willing to give it a try knowing we could return it if it didn't work out for us. Here were our choices:

We chose the 12" Miranda Medium Plush because we wanted a plush mattress with excellent support. 

Bingo, it's exactly that. 

Each mattress is made to order and arrives compressed and rolled up in a box for shipping. I think this is genius and my boys were fascinated with the unpacking process.

                                 We used a knife.  House full of men, you know we used a knife.

                                 We used a knife.  House full of men, you know we used a knife.

That part about clearing the area is no joke. The mattress starts to decompress immediately and it's really fun to watch. We placed it right on top of our existing foundation.

That part about clearing the area is no joke. The mattress starts to decompress immediately and it's really fun to watch. We placed it right on top of our existing foundation.

Within 5 minutes, my husband was in love. At that point the mattress was still decompressing and I thought it might be too soft but the packing material says it actually takes it a couple of days to fully decompress so I was going to wait and see. 

Ya know what?  I love it too!!  We've had it about a month now and for some of that time we've been on vacation. I gotta tell ya, I really missed it when we were traveling and it was great to come home to. It's definitely a keeper.

There are a couple of things that are different between this GelFoam Bed and our previous mattress, a Simmons Beauty Rest Pillow Top. The Simmons has reinforced sides, the GelFoam does not, so if you're sitting on the side you notice it's a bit softer. Also the Simmons was a couple of inches thicker than this mattress because of the pillow top. It's not really a big deal to me and I don't mind that the mattress sits just a bit lower. It's not unsightly at all.

Choosing the right mattress takes time and is very subjective. If you're thinking of replacing yours consider looking at a GelFoam Bed. Believe me, I know you might never even think of buying a mattress online that you've never tried out. GelFoam Beds come with a 100 night risk free guarantee. That's pretty cool right? 

If you're interested, GelFoam Beds is offering my readers a coupon worth $50 off your purchase. Just use code "curiousdetails" when you check out for the savings.

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have if you'd like more information regarding our GelFoam Bed mattress.