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THE GOOD: Bodipedic mattresses are often priced $300-$600. They offer above average pain-relief potential and motion isolation. Reports of sleeping hot are limited.
THE BAD: Lifespan is likely average at best, and firmness options are limited. The mattresses are non-returnable if purchased from Overstock.com. Better Business Bureau rating is unstable.
THE MATTRESS: Bodipedic (made by Sleep Innovations in the USA) has a regular foam base and a 2- to 3-inch comfort layer of low-density memory foam (2.5 - 3 lbs-ft). See memory foam density: higher vs lower to learn about the characteristics of low-density foam.
THE COMPETITION: Competition is intense among value-priced mattresses. See how Bodipedic compares to competing brands in the memory foam mattress reviews – summary or the mattress comparison. Also see the Bodipedic vs Tempur-Pedic comparison.
THE RETAILERS: The main Bodipedic retailer is Overstock.com. See buying a mattress online: what you should know.
The ratings report below is based on over 1,240 owner / consumer reviews of 8- and 10-inch thick models. The data was gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology.
|Owner satisfaction||B||Bodipedic has 82% owner satisfaction ( ) which is average for a memory foam mattress.
|Durability / longevity||C||Durability / longevity should be considered no better than fair. Owner experience data suggests an average life span of about six years. As the mattress wears, it will likely sag and/or become softer resulting in the loss of support and conformability. More expensive and higher density memory foam beds, such as Tempur-Pedic, tend to have better durability / longevity.|
|Price / affordability||b+||Bodipedic is a value-priced or entry-level memory foam mattress. Prices currently range from $250-$550 depending on model and size. Like other beds in this price range, at least 20% of owners use their Bodipedic mattress only occasionally or temporarily.|
|Less pain||B||As is true with memory foam mattresses in general, Bodipedic performs well in regard to preventing and or relieving pain, including back, hip and shoulder pain. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)|
|Contours to body||C+||The low-density memory foam that is used in the Bodipedic is only minimally weight- and temperature-sensitive resulting in fairly limited contouring and molding to the body.|
|Easy to move on||B-||Owners report not sinking significantly into the low-density memory foam that is used in the mattress. As a result, the mattress tends to be at least fairly easy to move on and get up off.|
|Firmness options||D||One firmness level is offered. However, 10-inch models tend to be at least slightly softer than the 8-inch model. The majority of Bodipedic consumers report all thicknesses to be medium-firm, but about 20% say their bed is soft.|
|Motion isolation||B+||Motion isolation tends to be a strength for memory foam mattresses in general. A bed with good motion isolation allows a person to move on or get up off the bed without causing much disturbance for another person on the bed.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||C||"Off gassing" is a chemical-like odor or gas that a mattress can release when it is new. There is considerable variability in regard to whether, how strongly and for how long Bodipedic will off gas. About 8% of owners report a significant problem, which is about average. (See memory foam off gassing for more analysis.)|
|No sleeping hot||b-||About 4% of owners complain that their Bodipedic acts as a heat trap. Models with gel-infused memory foam likely sleep about 20% cooler than models with regular memory foam.|
|Back sleep friendly||b+||The bed tends to be well suited for back sleepers.|
|Side sleep friendly||c+||The tendency of the mattresses to be more firm than soft may result in less than ideal comfort for some side sleepers.|
|Stomach sleep friendly||b||The beds tend to be suitable for stomach sleepers.|
|Good for sex||C+||Memory foam bed owners are generally split on this issue. (See mattresses and sex for analysis).|
|No noise||A||The mattress is silent under all conditions.|
|No rotating / flipping||B-||The mattress is a one-sided / no-flip design. Some owners report flipping the mattress anyway and or rotating it to try to minimize sagging and softening.|
|Lightweight||C||The bed does not weigh as much as higher density / more expensive brands, such as Tempur-Pedic.|
|Warranty||C||Warranty length can range from five to 20 years depending on the model. A significant number of owners report difficulty making a claim.|
|Return policy||D||The main retailer, Overstock.com, will usually not accept returns for memory foam mattresses, including Bodipedic.|
|Better Business Bureau Rating||d||Sleep Innovations (manufacturer of Bodipedic) currently has a "D" rating with the BBB due to the failure by the company to respond to one consumer complaint.|
|Price Twin||Price Full||Price Queen||Price King||Overall Thickness||Comfort Layer||Base Layer||Firmness*||Comment|
|10 Inch||--||$360||$432||$540||10 inches||3" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam||7" of regular foam||mostly medium-
|20 year warranty|
|Essentials 8 Inch||--||--||$300||$380||8 inches||2" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam||6" of regular foam||mostly medium-
|best for average sized adults, not large|
|Essentials 10 Inch||$252||$315||$360||$450||10 inches||2" of 2.5 lbs/ft memory foam||8" of regular foam||mostly firm||5-year warranty|
|Essentials 10 Inch Gel||$288||$360||$405||$550||10 inches||2" of 3 lbs/ft gel-infused memory foam||8" of regular foam||mostly firm||gel-infused foam reduces heat complaints by 25%|
* Firmness indicates what is true for most consumers; your personal evaluation may differ.
Tempur-pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged. The table below shows how Bodipedic compares to Tempur-Pedic mattresses overall based on actual owner experiences.
|Owner satisfaction||B||B||Both have similar satisfaction rates of near 80%.|
|Durability / longevity||C||B+||Tempur-Pedic likely has at least two times the lifespan of Bodipedic.|
|Affordability||B+||D||Average price for Tempur-Pedic is $3,235; Bodipedic $374.|
|Less pain / pressure points||B||B+||Tempur-Pedic's higher density foam provides slight advantage.|
|Contouring support||C+||A||Tempur-Pedic's higher density foam provides significant advantage.|
|Firmness options||D||A-||Tempur-Pedic has a far greater model selection.|
|Easy to move on||B-||C-||Can vary by model, but Bodipedic overall performs better.|
|No initial odor||C||D+||Clear advantage goes to Bodipedic.|
|No sleeping hot||B-||C-||Clear advantage goes to Bodipedic.|
|Good for sex||C+||C||--|
|Lightweight||C||D||Tempur-Pedic tends to be thicker / higher density resulting in greater weight.|
|Availability||D+||A||Tempur-Pedic is widely available in stores and online; Bodipedic is sold mainly online.|
|Better Business Bureau rating||D||A+||Tempur-Pedic's rating is consistently high.|
|Density (lbs/ft)||2.5 or 3.0||2.5 to 5.3+||See memory foam density: low vs high.|
Our Bodipedic mattress ratings are based on 1,240+ consumer reviews of the 8- and 10-inch thick models.
Over 85% of the owner experience data was collected from overstock.com and the remainder from online message boards. Learn more about our mattress research methodology and sources.
– Bodipedic comes in only one firmness. Most owners say their mattress is medium-firm, but about 20 percent of owners say the mattress is soft.
– Overstock.com's return policy usually does not allow returns for memory foam beds once they have been removed from the wrapping.
– As Bodipedic mattresses wear and age, they will, like all memory foam beds, become softer resulting in at least some loss of support, conformability and comfort.
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