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unbiased Signature Sleep Mattress Review, Ratings & Comparisons [why trust]

Based on 2,397 Actual Consumer Experiences

May 3, 2017

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Ultra-low price • high value potential • decent model variety.

THE BAD: Too firm for some side sleepers • fair-at-best durability / longevity • support may be inadequate for couples and heavy people • little or no warranty.

THE MATTRESSES: Signature Sleep (Dorel) sells foam and spring China-made mattresses. They ship compressed / sealed, expanding when opened.

THE COMPETITION: Main competition is likely Zinus. See how Signature Sleep stacks up to other low-priced beds in the mattress price comparison, the side-by-side mattress comparison, the memory foam mattress reviews – summary and the spring mattress reviews – summary.

THE RETAILERS: Major retailers include Amazon and walmart.com.

Contents

Signature Sleep Mattress Ratings – Overall As A Group
Signature Sleep Foam Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, Specs
Signature Sleep Spring Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, Specs
Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability
Signature Sleep (Dorel) Company Ratings
Signature Sleep vs Zinus

Signature Sleep Mattress Ratings

The ratings – based on 2,350+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Signature Sleep beds rate in comparison to the average mattress.

FOAM Models SPRING Models  
Owner satisfaction for everyday adult use C D+ Signature Sleep foam mattresses overall have 68% owner satisfaction when used regularly by one or two adults. Signature Sleep spring mattresses have 66% owner satisfaction when used in this manner. (The average mattress has 73% satisfaction.)
Owner satisfaction for limited adult use or everyday child use C+ B Signature Sleep mattresses are used in 40%-48% of cases for limited adult use (e.g., guest use) or everyday child use. When used like this, foam models have 89% owner satisfaction and spring models 90% owner satisfaction. (The average mattress when used like this has 88%.)
Affordable A+ A+ The average Signature Sleep mattress costs about $200 – well below the cost of the average mattress (about $1520).
Durability / longevity C D+ Consumers should not expect more than 5-year lifespan on average with regular adult use. Foam models appear to have 15% better longevity than spring models.
Support C C Support is neither a clear strength nor clear weakness. Both types may lack strength to properly support a large person or couple especially over the long term.
Less (back) pain C C Sagging and or softening may cause back pain. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)
Reduces pressure points B- C Foam more so than springs conforms to the contours of a person's body resulting in above-average pressure point relief. Too much firmness and pressure, however, cause pain for 13% of owners, especially side sleepers.
Easy to move on B- B Both types perform well, but over time softening and or sagging may make changing positions somewhat difficult.
Motion isolation B+ B All models (except 6" coil model) have above-average motion isolation – meaning that a person can move without causing much if any disturbance to their partner.
Edge support d+ d+ Support (especially for heavy people) may be inadequate for lying or sitting near the bed's edge.
No initial odor / off gassing D+ B- 12%+ of foam model owners (1 in 8) report a significant odor; less than 4% of spring model owners (1 in 25) report a problem.
No sleeping hot C+ B About 7% of foam model owners (1 in 14) report a significant heat retention problem, while about 4% of spring model owners (1 in 25) report a problem.
Good for sex c B Foam provides pressure relief but little if any bounce; spring models provide limited pressure relief but significant bounce. (See mattresses and sex for general analysis.)
Large / heavy person friendly C- C- Neither seems to perform strongly in this area due to lack of support and or lack of thickness. And people 230+ lbs should likely avoid models less than 10" thick. More.
Small / light person friendly C- C People under 130 lbs (especially side sleepers) may find the beds too firm unless a topper is added. More.
No noise A- B- 5% of spring model owners report squeaking or creaking.
No topper needed C- C About 8-11% of owners report needing to buy a topper to improve comfort / softness.
Fast break in C+ B- Average break-in time is no longer than 12 days.
Easy to maintain C C- Most models are no flip. Rotating the mattress (head to foot) is needed at least twice a year to minimize uneven wear and sagging.
Easy to lift, handle, move B- C+ Depending on the model, the mattresses weigh 20 to 95 lbs. Coil models weigh about 8% more than foam models of equal thickness.

Signature Sleep FOAM Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, Specs

Prices do not include a foundation which can cost $70-$400 depending on size and model. Firmness indicates what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ.

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Main Retailer Firmness Comfort Layer (density)* Base Layer (estimated density)
6" Memory Foam 68% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$87 tw

$148 full

$142 qn

$169 kg
amazon

walmart
.com
firm 1.5" memory foam (3 lbs/ft) 4.5" regular foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
8" Memory Foam 71% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$97 tw

$135 full

$156 qn

$212 kg
amazon

walmart
.com
med-firm to firm 2" memory foam (3 lbs/ft) 6" regular foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
10" Memory Foam 72% for everyday adult use

88% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$142 full

$236 full

$255 qn

$293 kg
amazon

walmart
.com
med-firm to firm 2.5" memory foam (3 lbs/ft) 7.5" regular foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
12" Memory Foam 72% for everyday adult use

88% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$144 tw

$167 full

$256 qn

$338 kg
amazon

walmart
.com
med-firm to firm 3.5" memory foam (3 lbs/ft) 8.5" regular foam (1.8 lbs/ft)

* See memory foam density comparison.

Signature Sleep SPRING Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, Specs

Prices do not include a foundation which can cost $70-$400 depending on size and model. Firmness indicates what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ.

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Main Retailer Firmness Comfort Layer Coil
6" SPRING 60% for everyday adult use

86% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$98 tw

$116 full
amazon

walmart
.com
med-firm to firm 1" foam 5" open / bonnell coils
8" SPRING 67% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$102 tw

$151 full

$175 qn

$229 kg
amazon

walmart
.com
med-firm .5" (both sides) regular foam and fiber 7" pocket coils
13" SPRING 68% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$195 full

$209 qn

$285 kg
amazon

walmart
.com
med 1" foam pillow top 10" pocket coils

Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability

The table below evaluates Signature Sleep models for person size and sleep position. It shows what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ. See the mattress firmness guide for details based on your body type. And people of below- and above-average weight, see the mattress guide for large and small people.

  Average-Sized People
(130-230 lbs)
Large People
(230+ lbs)
Small People
(under 130 lbs)*
6" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly C+ c- C
Side Sleep Friendly D+ D D
Stomach Sleep Friendly C C- C-
8" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B- B- C+
Side Sleep Friendly C C- D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C C
10" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B B- B-
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C+ C-
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C+ B-
12" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B B- B-
Side Sleep Friendly B- C C
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C B-
6" Spring Back Sleep Friendly C+ C- C
Side Sleep Friendly C- D+ D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C D+ C+
8" Spring Back Sleep Friendly B C B-
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C- C
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C- B-
13" Spring Back Sleep Friendly B C B
Side Sleep Friendly B C B-
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C B

Signature Sleep (Dorel) Company Ratings

The ratings below – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Dorel Industries compares to the average mattress manufacturer.

Warranty coverage D- All models have a one-year warranty – well below that of most other value-priced mattresses. (See mattress warranties: what to know.)
Return policy C+ Amazon allows money-back returns for up to 30 days, while Wal-Mart allows 90 days. (See returning a mattress: what you should know.)
Customer service C- Limited available owner data suggest Dorel's customer service is about average.
Marketing accuracy A- Claims made by Signature Sleep about their beds are essentially factual.
Specs disclosed B The disclosing of specs allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them comparison shop.
Time in business B+ Dorel Industries was formed in 1987.
BBB rating NR Dorel currently does not have a rating with the Better Business Bureau.
SLTD rating C+ SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating of "C+" for Dorel is determined by averaging the above company ratings.

Signature Sleep vs Zinus

Signature Sleep's main competition is likely Zinus. While the two brands are similar, they differ in the ways indicated below.

  SIGNATURE SLEEP ZINUS
Reversible yes for 8" coil model no
warranty 1 year 5-15 years
Firmness foam models: med-firm to firm

spring models: med to med-firm
foam models: med-firm

spring models: firm
% of owners adding topper to improve comfort foam models: 9%

spring models: 7%
foam models: 7%

spring models: 15%
BBB rating no rating A+
SLTD Company Rating C+ B-


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About our unbiased Signature Sleep review and research

The Signature Sleep bed ratings are based on 2,350+ owner reviews of several foam and coil models. Learn more about our research methodology and why you can trust our mattress reviews.

Remember

– Signature Sleep is one of the lowest priced mattress brands.

– The foam models tend to be best for daily adult use while the spring models tend to be best for limited adult use (e.g., guest use) or everyday child use.

– Signature Sleep mattresses are available mostly in medium to firm.

– Each mattress comes compressed and vacuum sealed for cost savings and convenience, expanding when opened.

– All models have a one-year warranty, which is well below that of most other value-priced mattresses.

Consumers should not expect more than a 5- to 6-year lifespan on average with regular use.

– 10%+ of foam model owners report a significant initial odor, while less than 3% of coil model owners report the problem.

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