I Love My Bed: A Serta iComfort Mattress Review

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Every night when I nestle in to go to sleep in myiComfort® bed which was provided by Serta complimentary as part the 2011 blogger program, I say to myself,  “I LOVE MY BED.”   And now that I have had over two months of restful night’s sleep on my new mattress I feel like enough time has passed to share all my insights in this {100% honest} Serta iComfort® Mattress review.

Bottom line, I have never in my life slept better than I do on this memory foam mattress.  If you don’t know what memory foam is or what makes it different, click here to read the post I did on the difference between a memory foam mattress and what makes Serta’s specific iComfort® memory foam mattress so unique.

After thoroughly testing out the four different models, we selected the king-sized Prodigy model with the Motion Perfect Adjustable Base. And we just love it, so very much.  I tend to get wordy when I am passionate about something, so in this review I am going to try to be succinct and summarize the main points on WHY!

I am sure some of you might be reading and thinking, “Good for you, I am happy you love your bed so much, but what does that have to do with ME?”   Funny you might ask, because coming soon I have a Tiny Oranges giveaway of an iComfort® Sleep System of the WINNER’S CHOICE so YOU might have the chance to sleep on this dreamy bed too! Make sure to subscribe to my blog via RSS or email so you don’t miss my biggest giveaway EVER!

My 5 Top Reasons Why I Love My iComfort® Memory Foam Mattress So Much
{and why you should enter my upcoming giveaway to try to win one!}

1. Lack of motion. I have slept on an innerspring mattresses my entire life.  Every time my husband would roll over before (or vice versa) we would wake up each other up often because the motion would ripple or bounce the bed. With memory foam, it isolates the movement, so one person can “PLOP” down on one side or do a “dramatic toss and turn” and the person on the other side barely feels more than a slight movement. It’s INCREDIBLE. What this has meant is that I wake up WAY less during the night and I have experienced more nights where I will sleep the entire night through without waking than I ever have in my entire life.  In the morning, I wake up more refreshed and well rested. Rested mama = happy mama. Life changing. [Disclosure: Our mattress was provided complimentary for review.]

2. Support. We chose the plushest of the four iComfort® models so it is very cozy but yet still incredibly supportive. I didn’t realize before how sunken my old mattress was. My new iComfort® is nice and firm and my body just feels better overall when waking up.  At the Serta presentation, one of the representatives said, and I quote, “Comfort is what you feel when you go to sleep, support is what you feel when you wake up.”  Now that I have slept on a supportive mattress, I know EXACTLY what that means.  Many times I will even wake up on my back, which never happened before, and I have to think it’s because there is so much overall distributed body support. [Disclosure: Our mattress was provided complimentary for review.]

3. Comfort from night one. The mattress was as comfortable on the first night as it will be tonight.  There was no “breaking in” period or “getting used to it” period.  In fact, I actually thought I might miss my old bed (what was I thinking?!) and a little worried I might have to get used to sleeping on a new one.  My old mattress and I went back 13 years, so I thought it might be hard to break up.  Nope! The first morning after sleeping on the iComfort® my husband and I looked at each other and both said, “this bed is SOOOO comfortable!” He also said, “I have a feeling it might be a problem because we are never going to want to get up.”  Then we heard the little one on the monitor. Back to reality. [Disclosure: Our mattress was provided complimentary for review.]

4. Cool comfort. Memory foam mattresses in general can trap heat against your body and I have heard people complain that they can “sleep hot.” This is NOT TRUE with the iComfort® Memory Foam! Their new technology (read all about it here) means that the heat is broken up and dispersed so you sleep cooler and more comfortably all year round.  We are in the middle of the summer heat here, I have never once felt too hot because of the mattress. [Disclosure: Our mattress was provided complimentary for review.]

5. The look. This will sound superficial, but I LOVE the look of our iComfort® mattress.  The natural-colored upholstery on the side looks so modern and tailored. Even when I am washing the sheets, I like looking at the stripped bed, because it is just SO pretty.  Just look at the image above to see what I am talking about!

Tips When Considering an iComfort Mattress

1. Try it out for yourself . When shopping for a new mattress there is no better way to test it out than to go to a retail store and give it your own rest test. Bring your own pillow if you need to, so you can spend time laying on each of the four mattress in different rest positions that are typical for you.  It’s a big decision so take your time!

2. It might be interesting to do a blind test. There are four different models to choose from.  The firmest model in the collection is the Genius, which is designed to feel more like a traditionally firm mattress. Next is the Insight which offers the immediate feel of the Cool Action Gel with no additional comfort layers. The Revolution and Prodigy are both very plush in feel.  I would suggest bringing something like blank pieces of paper to cover up which model is which, so that you can do a blind rest test and see which your body responds to without knowing which is the “firmest” or “plushest.” Your choice might surprise you.

3. 120 Day Risk Free In-Home Trial – Serta offers a risk free trial where after a minimum of 30 night’s sleep on your iComfort®, if you are not happy you can exchange it or return it through the retailer. Like I said, it’s a big decision and a big investment.  It is comforting to know that if for any reason you are not satisfied (which you will be), you have other options.

Random Notes to Mention!

1. Unique smell. When we first received our bed I did notice a unique smell when they unpacked it that was hard to describe. I have a very sensitive sense of smell.  Once our mattress pad and sheets were on, it wasn’t bothersome, but I asked Serta about it and I was told the new mattress consists of fresh new materials and foams that may have a new product smell similar to other products like a leather purse or a new car smell that dissipates over time. The smell is barely noticeable now but I thought it was worth mentioning.

2. Don’t let the bed bugs bite. Can bed bugs live in Memory Foam? I had heard that bed bugs cannot live in Memory Foam mattresses and have found out that this is an urban legend. Serta told me that bed bugs don’t actually live “in” mattresses or the foam within.  Bed bugs are brought into the home from outside sources – including suitcases which is why travel plays such a large role in the bed bug epidemic. Bed bugs tend to take up residence on the mattress, burrowing in the creases where the mattress piping outlines the top or perimeter of the mattress, often invisible to a glance. So, no type of mattress is immune to bed bugs which is why Serta recommends using a mattress protector and taking common precautions to prevent bed bugs from entering the home. A fully-encasing protector offers the best defense against bed bugs.

I was going to go on now about the Motion Perfect Adjustable Base, which is so awesome I just decided it needs it’s OWN post so “to be continued…” For now it is late and I am ready to log off and go and sink into my heavenly bed!

Nighty-night!

{Disclosure: I received a free iComfort® bed and base compliments of Serta and they paid for my travel costs, hotel, one spa treatment and meals to attend the iComfort Blogger Experience.  Serta will also provide me with a stipend for tax purposes. The opinions and reviews here are my own and have not been changed or altered by anyone else. Regardless of receiving a bed, of which I am utterly, eternally grateful, I would sing this bed’s praises ALL day long!}

Photo credit: Serta

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