Both Remington and I had been experiencing aches and pains as well as restless nights of sleep for a while. Sleep is so vitally important to health and well-being. We thought it was probably time for a new mattress since our basic inner-coil spring mattress was getting up there in age – we’d been sleeping on it since we got married and before that my parent’s had it at their house for a few years. It had a good life – giving us all around 10 solid years, which is the best you can expect from a decent mattress.So we started the mattress shopping process – we went to several local stores and laid on every single mattress; we did extensive research online; we went to big box chains; we went to Costco and considered our options there; we read hundreds of reviews. We kept coming back to the same thing – the mattress industry is a freaking racket. It’s worse than the auto industry. You cannot trust what you are buying and the saying you get what you pay for holds no water. We read numerous reviews and consumer reports that said that a bed under $500 had better ratings than beds costing over $2,000. The industry does not seem to use common terms across brands for anything from the type of coil to the type of foam or quilting and everything in between. They will even change the name of the same exact bed depending on what store it is being sold in just to make it harder to research, price match and comparison shop. The exact same Serta bed could be called the Emma at Sears, but it’s the Evi at Haverty’s. You have to do some serious sleuthing to determine if it indeed is the same bed to see who has the better price. It’s an industry that is deliberately deceptive.We spent months waffling over this huge decision – it seemed like a harder pill to swallow than buying our house did because no one wants to stomach paying $2,500 for something they might hate in a month and not be able to return.Enter the Yogabed. Cruising through the blogs I follow one day, I saw a design post for a bedroom that mentioned Yogabed at the end and how much this blogger LOVED sleeping on it. I was intrigued. Yogabed is a mattress company that only sells their products online and direct to consumers cutting out the middle man and the need to inflate prices. They currently only have one model available. However, after a little further research, I was insanely curious and sincerely thinking Goldilocks had found the perfect bed. You see after our many trips to local bed stores laying on mattress after mattress after mattress, we discovered that we like a bed that is soft, but not too soft and firm, but not too firm. We really liked a bed in the middle, but with a cushy plush feel. We DID NOT like tempurpedic memory foam for that sinking quicksand feel – we both like the bounce-ability of a springform mattress, but the soft plush feel of memory foam or a pillow-top. So we ended up interested mostly in hybrid beds. The Yogabed seemed to be the best of both worlds. It’s rated a 6-7 on the hardness scale, which puts it pretty close to the middle with a little bit of a softer cushy feel. In fact, Yogabed claims to have created the perfect bed that will appeal to the majority of buyers’ preferences, which is why they only have one model. Unlike most other mattress brands that have a ton of choices, models and extra features that cost more money, Yogabed decided to keep it simple. “The old mattress companies do a great job of presenting a line of products that encourage you to spend more to get more features. We avoided that whole approach. Instead of having you go to your local mattress dealer and wade through dozens of mattress designed to get you to step up and spend more…we give it to you in a single bed.” In an industry that is overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, dealing with Yogabed was a breath of fresh air!Yogabed was founded on the principle that everyone deserves the health benefits of getting a great night’s sleep. Inspired by the practice of yoga for a healthy mind, body, soul and sleep, the team developed the Yoga Comfort System, incorporating all of the best features of foam mattresses without any of the drawbacks for the ultimate in comfort and support. Crafted in the USA, Yogabed is made up of 4 layers of Gel and Memory Foam that is hypoallergenic, totally responsive and breathable. The top 1″ inch layer of Instant Response Foam means that you get the comfort of foam with the responsiveness of a spring form bed – it enables you to rollover and move around easily and because it is still foam, the movement causes less disturbance to your partner. The open cell structure of the 6″ Yoga Foam Base layer allows the mattress to cool faster and stay cool all night long. This is great since one of the other primary complaints of a memory foam bed is how hot they sleep – memory foam is notorious for retaining body heat. The 2″ layer of Gel foam has seven times greater thermal conductivity than traditional memory foam, so it also helps to keep things cool and comfortable. To cap it off, Yogabed builds a better mattress by using safer components – no ozone depleters, no yucky formaldehyde, no mercury, lead or other heavy metals, and it is low VOC. So is there an odor common among memory foam beds when you fi? To be honest, yes there is a slight smell to the Yogabed, but unlike some “off-gassing” odors of other beds and products, it is very faint and it was gone in 3-4 days. With Yogabed, it is kind of like a new car, but it is much less than what you smell with other beds since they compress the bed to ship it to you. When you open the bed it will renew with fresh, clean air. Any smell will dissipate over a few days. In fact, I had no trouble sleeping due to it and it did not give me a headache at all. So that all sounds great right? What about the ordering process, shipping, return policy, warranty, and customer service? There has to be an outrageous shipping fee to send this mattress to me, right? Wrong. Another pleasant surprise – the entire ordering process was seamless and shipping it completely free! Free!! They provide one of the industry’s best trial periods where you get 101 days to try out the mattress risk-free. If you are unhappy with it, then they will pick it up at no charge to you hassle-free. They just ask that you sleep on it for 30 days before giving it up since there can be an adjustment period while your body gets used to sleeping on a new bed. Yogabed also offers a 10 year warranty, which is prorated by a certain percentage after year 2 – this is pretty typical for the industry but a bit of a surprise since everything about Yogabed seemed so atypical up to this point. Alternatively, it does appear that the most well-known memory foam brand (Tempur-Pedic) has a full replacement 10 year warranty with no proration. Okay, so as I said the process of ordering and receiving our new Yogabed was seamless from start to finish. Here’s what happened…We placed our order – there was no shipping charge or tax – and immediately received an email confirmation stating that if our order was placed before 11AM EST it would process the same day. Our order was place in the morning before 11AM, so I expected it to process that same day. Sure enough, at 4:30PM that same day, I received a shipment confirmation via email saying that my Yogabed was on it’s way and would be delivered by UPS. I expected it to take at least a couple of days – it was coming from Atlanta GA, which isn’t far from us, but the process of getting a package through the system usually takes a day alone. To my surprise, it was delivered the very next day before noon! I was shocked and extremely excited! It arrived compressed down in a large, heavy box that UPS had thankfully left beside our garage instead of our front door. We carried it upstairs to our bedroom in the box so that we could open it in there. Tip: it’s much easier to remove your old mattress, then open up the Yogabed in your bedroom onto your bed frame that it is to carry an expanded Yogabed mattress to your bedroom from another part of your house let alone up the stairs. We were using our noggins this time for sure.We opened up the box and were greeted with an envelope declaring “Open Me First”, which contained information about our Yogabed and how to unbox it. Basically, they either provide a cutting tool or tell you to very delicately cut the plastic with scissors. We didn’t want to chance tearing a hole in our new bed, so we were able to rip the outer wrapping and plastic off with our hands. So we turned this giant box upside down and out spilled a tightly compressed roll wrapped in plastic and a fabric sheathing to contain it. We tore off the fabric sheathing and it instantly started to expand. We could hear it hissing and pushing against us as it quickly grew in size! Remington wrestled it over to the bed before it got out of control and tried to get the plastic wrapper torn off as well. And voila! Before you know it a bed appears before your eyes! Rolled up into the mattress were also two Yogabed pillows, which come with it for no extra charge. A twin or full size come with one pillow and queen or king size come with two pillows. The Yogabed also comes with a zip-off machine washable mattress cover! We just set ours directly on top of our existing box springs since they were not that old – we got a new set when we moved because our old box springs would not move from our condo without damaging the ceiling. You could also set this mattress directly on a platform style bed instead since Yogabed does not currently sell box springs. All sounds amazing so far, right? But how does it feel? We bought this mattress sight unseen, blind, totally untested. We were nervous, but had high hopes based on others’ reviews. Trust me, we didn’t go into purchasing a bed online lightly. The only way we did it was with the 101-day no risk trial period. Let me just tell you though – laying on the Yogabed for the first time was like heaven. Remington pressed down on it with his hands and loved the soft, cozy feel of the cover so much that he exuberantly kicked off his shoes and laid down. I think we both made audible “aahhh” sounds at how amazing it felt. We also discovered that this bed is great for all types of sleepers – side, back and stomach. I am a side sleeper, but sometimes flip over onto my back or stomach and Remi tries to sleep on his back since it’s better for his back issues. We’ve both been comfortable and felt supported no matter what position we were sleeping. The pillows though – I can’t even begin to talk about them. Clouds, I tell you – they are like dreamy, squishy, perfectly supportive clouds. They are amazing pillows. Seriously the best pillow I’ve ever put my head on. Ever. Remington manages to destroy even the most supportive of pillows within days (he’s got a really heavy head?) and even he’s amazed at how well they are still holding up. We received our new Yogabed about a month ago. I wanted to wait at least the recommended 30 days before writing up this review to ensure we had adjusted to sleeping on it and could accurately provide honest feedback. I am glad that I waited because it did take me a little bit of time to fully acclimate. I had some lower back pain for about a week or two, but that was really it. Sleeping on memory foam does feel quite different from sleeping on a coil mattress. How it shapes and curves to your body allowing your spine to be perfectly supported and suspended does take getting used to – at first it doesn’t feel like your back is getting the support it needs, which I think is what contributed to my lower back pain. After that went away, I have never slept better – like a baby. I am amazed at how well I sleep on it and how excited we get each night to climb into bed. In fact, we recently went out of town and while we stayed at a really nice hotel with a comfy bed, neither of us slept great. We both said the next morning that Yogabed has ruined us – it has ruined us for every other bed out there. I wished I had at least taken my Yogabed pillow with me because all other pillows are crap and then I would have had some piece of home with me. I’ll leave you with this…a pros and cons list for Yogabed! Are there any cons? Well, there are just a couple – look I gotta be honest.
- Responsive Memory Foam
- It’s great for back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers.
- No hassle
- 101-day risk free trial
- Free Shipping
- Free Pillows
- Free zip-off washable cover
- Use of safe CertiPUR-US approved foams
- It’s a cloud
- Really it’s the perfect bed
- Goldilocks would sleep on it
- Slight odor for the first few days
- Prorated Warranty
So how do you get your very own
cloud Yogabed? You can order it directly from their website and they will quickly ship it to your front door. They start out at $599, but a queen size like we got is $799.
Before I go, I also have to mention that on top of selling amazing beds and pillows, the customer service at Yogabed is top notch. Every single interaction I have had with them has been superior! I have been sincerely impressed with this company and for anyone that knows my penchant for picking at anything negative particularly when it comes to customer service knows how much that means.
Here’s a video of us opening our Yogabed.
This is a “sponsored post.” We received a 50% discount off the price of a mattress in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are our own and we are honest in our reviews. If we don’t like it, we will tell you. Regardless, this blog only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers.