A great memory foam mattress for most back sleepers, the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress is probably too firm if you prefer sleeping on your side or stomach. We reveal a simple fix to remedy that, as well as tell you how the mattress stacks up in terms of heat regulation, smell, and more.
The mattress arrives rolled up and vacuum-packed in multiple layers of plastic, all inside of a standard shipping box that measures approximately 4 ft tall x 1 ft wide x 1-2 ft deep and weighs 55 pounds.
The first layer has a 2-inch thickness and a density of 5 lb pcf. The manufacturer has not responded to our requests for information about the ILD rating.
Comfort is highly subjective; what is comfortable for one person may be way too soft (or firm) for another. That being said, we at Zen Sleeping believe that back sleepers who are not heavyweight (under 220 pounds) will find this mattress has a medium firmness, while side or stomach sleepers who are not heavyweight will find this mattress has a hard firmness.
If you weigh under 220 pounds and prefer a mattress surface that has a soft or medium firmness, you will not find the Best Price 8-inch mattress comfortable (as a side or stomach sleeper). That being said, you can make any mattress softer than it already is by adding a mattress topper like this one.
Yes, it comes with a poly comfort jacquard cover.
You will probably find the mattress has either no smell, a light odor, or a mild odor – but most probably no smell at all.
You will most probably have no issues with sleeping “hot” on the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress unless you have a hyper-sensitivity to heat.
Absolutely, and you can find it here on Amazon. You can ask for a refund between 30 and 90 days from the purchase of the mattress, in which case you will receive 80% of the price you paid.
On the other hand, if you want to exchange the mattress for another, you must do so within 90 days of purchase. In this case you will pay the cash difference + 15% recycling fee. The warranty lasts for 10 years, and covers a lot of defects which are too long to list here, so take a look at the link above for more info.
The Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress has been reviewed using the Zen Score System, which gives a score out of 100 based on 6 main factors: Unpacking (20pts), Smell (20 pts), Feel & Firmness (20 pts), Durability (20 pts), and Heat Regulation (20 pts) . We have also conducted interviews with over 300 verified purchasers of the mattress to give you very relevant statistics for all these categories.
The Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress (Queen-size) arrives rolled up and vacuum-packed in multiple layers of plastic, all inside of a standard shipping box that measures approximately 4 ft tall x 1 ft wide x 1-2 ft deep. The mattress + box weighs a total of 60 pounds, but just the mattress weighs around 55 pounds. The dimensions of the Queen-size mattress are 80 x 60 x 8 inches.
One of the outer layers of plastic was actually torn when we opened the shipping box. Mistakes inevitably happen when it comes to packaging hundreds of mattresses a day, but still it didn’t leave a good impression on us; after all, if it’s happened to us, it’s very possible it could happen to you. We therefore deducted a few points from this section’s score to reflect this mishap.
The mattress was manufactured in China by Best Price Mattresses. We normally will not recommend any memory foam mattresses that are produced in China due to their low quality control standards and lax regulations concerning the use of chemicals like formaldehyde in the production of memory foam, but as long as the manufacturer has a certification like CertiPUR-US or PURGreen, they can be trusted. As you will see in the next section, Best Price Mattresses has one of these certifications.
Yes, the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress is CertiPUR-US certified, which means their mattresses are :
– Made without ozone depletes
– Made without PBDE flame retardants
– Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy materials
– Made without phthalates regulated by Consumer Product Safety Commission
– Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality
There are a total of 3 foam layers in the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress.
The first layer is 2 inches thick and made with charcoal-infused memory foam; it also has a 5 lb pcf. First of all, the thickness is on the lower end of the acceptable range, which isn’t very good because there’s a chance your body will feel the base layer of the mattress (which is very firm and super uncomfortable). However, since the Best Price 8-inch features a middle layer, that is not a problem. The density of the memory foam top layer is higher than what we normally see for memory foam mattresses (average 1-4 lb pcf), but it is actually a good thing; the higher the density, the more supportive and durable the memory foam will be. Note that density has no effect on firmness or comfort, so a 5 lb pcf density does not mean the mattress will be firmer than a 2 lb pcf dense memory foam mattress.
The middle layer of the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress is also 2 inches thick and made with super soft foam. Nothing really special here, although generally we like to see memory foam mattresses have 2 layers instead of 3. This isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, but more of a guideline; some 3-layered mattresses can tend to feel unstable when you shift your weight on the surface.
The bottom layer is 4 inches thick and made with high density base support foam.
We noticed no smell upon unpacking the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress. Your mileage may vary, however, since every mattress typically differs a little bit (or a lot) in the smell department. To get a better sense of the general “smell trend” of this mattress, we turned to our verified purchasers to give us their input. This is what we found out:
- No Smell - 43%
- Light odor, gone in 3 days - 25%
- Mild odor, gone in 5 days - 14%
- Strong odor, gone in 7 days - 7%
- Strong odor, never went away - 1%
43% noticed no smell, and 25% noticed a light smell that went away within 3 days. That means that over 68% did not have any issues with the smell of the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress, which is great! 14% of purchasers experienced a mild odor that went away withn 5 days, and 7% noticed a strong odor that went away within 7 days. 1% experienced a strong odor that didn’t really go away completely, which could have just been a result of a defect during the manufacturing process.
To recap, the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress has a memory foam top layer that is 2 inches thick and carries a density of 5 lb pcf. The density, even though it’s a bit higher than what we usually suggest, is completely fine as far as support and durability is concerned. What initially concerned us more, however, was the 2-inch thickness. In order to get a real understanding of the feel and firmness of this mattress, we conducted our own sleeping tests and also relied on the opinions of over 300 verified purchasers who actually own and use the mattress.
As of the date of this posting we have not been able to get the information about ILD ratings from Best Price Mattresses. ILD ratings usually give a ballpark measure of how soft a memory foam mattress will be, but they should never be taken as gospel becomes feel and firmness is a subjective factor that requires reviewing from many different angles. So, check out below to get a good idea of how soft / firm the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress could be for you.
The Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress was slept on for 7 nights by a sleeper who weighs 160 pounds and has average comfort preferences/ sensitivities. Here’s what we can conclude from this test:
Back sleepers who are of average to heavy in weight (150+ pounds) will find this mattress to have a medium firmness. These individuals will probably find that the mattress contours comfortably for their bodies, but not too much or too little. On the other hand, if you are a back sleeper who is lightweight (below 150 pounds) you may find this mattress to be either a medium-hard firmness, or a hard firmness; that means the mattress will not contour as much, and you will feel more pressure from the mattress on your body without any “sinking” feeling. Now, if you prefer medium-hard to hard firmness, then you will enjoy the mattress; but if you prefer a more soft or medium firmness, the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress (without any adjustments) will be too firm for you.
For side and stomach sleepers, the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress will have a hard firmness if you are lightweight or average weight (up to 150 pounds). So if you prefer mattresses that are hard, you will find this comfortable; otherwise, check out the section below on making this mattress softer. Heavyweight (above 220 pounds) side or stomach sleepers will find the Best Price 8-inch to have a medium or medium-hard firmness.
As always, we conduct interviews with our verified purchasers to provide you with a 360-degree view of feel and firmness. Here are the results from our 300 interviewees:
- Comfortable feel - 78%
- Too firm - 15%
- Too soft - 7%
Overall, 78% of all customers believe the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress offers a comfortable sleeping experience. 15% said it was too firm, and 7% too soft. However, there is a pretty big disbursement when you account for back sleepers and side / stomach sleepers: 85% of back sleepers said the mattress was comfortable, whilst only 40% of side / stomach sleepers said the same.
If you are interested in the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress but are a little concerned about the firmness level, stop worrying – here’s the one GUARANTEED way to soften up this (or any) mattress: a memory foam mattress topper. Look for a topper that is between 2-3 inches thick; any thicker and you won’t get any support from Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress’s high density base layer. Also make sure the density is 3 lb pcf or less, because while you want a supportive surface, you also want it to be a little bit “sinkier” and plush than the surface of the Best Price.
We review durability based on 4 factors: memory foam density, garment construction, surface / edge abrasion, and stain release. For most of these factors we will share statistics gathered from our verifeid purchasers, who (on average) have owned the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress for 6 months – 2 years.
This is the same density as has been mentioned above in previous sections. The density of the memory foam top layer gives you a good indication as to the durability of the mattress. A mattress with a higher density will be more resistant to wearing down, becoming saggy over time, and developing any deformities. With a density of 5 lb pcf, the Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress top layer is as durable as they come.
A memory foam mattress with strong garment construction will be more resistant to tears of the mattress cover or of the actual mattress at the seams, edges or body. The Best Price 8-inch memory foam mattress features a comfort poly jacquard cover, and according to our verified purchasers, here’s how durable the cover and mattress are:
97% reported no tears of the mattress foam, and 91% reported no tears of the poly-jacquard cover.
Surface and edge abrasions refer to the eventual wearing away of the mattress cover after many nights of use. Our verified purchasers reported the following:
93% reported no abrasions of the poly-jacquard cover.
A mattress (and cover) are more durable when they are better able to release stains. From our 300 purchasers, 79 verified to have made stains on the mattress at one point or another. Of those purchasers, 80% were able to have the stains easily removed, 15% partially removed, and 5% not removed at all.
“Sleeping hot” is a common complaint among many regular users of memory foam mattresses. This is because some mattresses tend to trap body heat within the mattress and essentially block any airflow within the memory foam’s cells, which can cause the sleeper to feel too hot at night. To see how effective the Best Price 8-inch is at heat regulation, we asked our verified purchasers to give us their opinions. Here’s what we found out:
- Slept cool - 35%
- Slept neutral - 40%
- Slept warm - 16%
- Slept hot - 9%
Pretty great results! 91% of purchasers either slept “cool”, “neutral” or “warm”; 9% slept “hot”. Note that sleeping “cool” doesn’t mean the purchaser felt cold; it just means the mattress never seems to trap heat, essentially making the mattress feel “cool” without the use of blankets.
A memory foam mattress must pass a Zen Score of 70 in order to be recommended by us at Zen Sleeping. The Best Price 8-inch Memory Foam Mattress has been awarded a Zen Score of 87!!
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