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THE GOOD: High owner satisfaction for price • firmness options • limited reports of off gassing and heat retention.
THE BAD: No opened returns (Overstock.com) • minimal warranty • only fair longevity on average with regular use.
THE MATTRESS: Comfort Dreams (made by FXI in USA) is an entry-level, value-priced memory foam mattress brand. The mattresses come in soft, medium or firm. They are shipped compressed and vacuum sealed, expanding when opened.
THE RETAILER: Mainly Overstock.com. See buying a mattress online: what to know.
The table below shows how Comfort Dreams mattresses overall rate against the average mattress. The data was collected using an unbiased, accurate methodology.
|Owner satisfaction||B||Comfort Dreams has 81% owner satisfaction. More.|
|Durability / longevity||C-||Owner experience data suggests that the mattresses have on average about a five-year useful life with regular adult use. This is similar to other mattresses in this price range. As the mattresses age, they will likely lose support and or sag. The 11-inch model appears to have somewhat better longevity than the 14-inch model.|
|Price||B+||$300-$700 depending on model and size. More.|
|General support||C||As is often true with low-priced mattresses, shoppers seeking a high degree of support will likely need to look elsewhere.|
|Edge support||D+||Support near an edge of the mattress may in inadequate for sleeping or sitting especially for heavier people.|
|Less (back) pain||B-||See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.|
|Conforming potential||B||The mattresses have low to moderate weight and temperature sensitive (contouring-to-the-body) properties.|
|Firmness variety||C+||The mattresses get their "select-a firmness" name from the fact they are offered in soft, medium or firm. Firmness, however, often is regarded as more or less medium after break-in regardless of selection.|
|Back sleep friendly||b||Comfort Dreams tends to be suitable for back sleepers.|
|Side sleep friendly||B||Firm models especially may result in less than ideal comfort for some side sleepers.|
|Stomach sleep friendly||b-||Medium and firm Comfort Dreams models tend to be suitable for stomach sleepers.|
|Easy to move on||C||Owners tend to say that they do not sink far into the beds. As a result, moving on / getting up off the beds is not unusually difficult.|
|Motion isolation||B+||Like memory foam beds in general, Comfort Dreams is effective in minimizing motion transfer which results in a couple-friendly bed.|
|No initial odor||C+||Learn more.|
|No sleeping hot||c||Learn more.|
|Heavy person friendly||C-||For the soft models especially, people over 230 pounds may find that they sink too far into the mattress for comfort. And the density of the base foam may be inadequate for long-term use by a heavy person.|
|Light person friendly||C+||People under 110 pounds may not exert enough pressure on the memory foam for it to optimally contour to their body. This may result in pressure points and poorly distributed support.|
|No topper needed||B||Learn more.|
|Good for sex||C+||Memory foam bed owners often have different viewpoints on this issue. (See mattresses and sex.)|
|No noise||A||The mattresses are quiet under all conditions.|
|Fast break in period||B-||Firmer models may require more break-in time than softer models.|
|Easy to maintain||C||Like most memory foam beds, the mattresses are one-sided. Rotating the beds a few times a year may be required to avoid body indentation development and uneven wear.|
|Easy to lift, handle, move||C+||The beds weigh 30-85 lbs depending on model and size.|
|Warranty||D||The mattresses come with a 5- or 10-year warranty.|
|Return policy||d-||Comfort Dreams is sold mainly through Overstock.com which does not accept returns for opened memory foam mattresses.|
Comfort Dreams has 81% owner satisfaction overall. This rate is the same as that of the average memory foam mattress. The 11-inch model rates slightly higher than the 14-inch. Satisfaction of both models appears to be helped somewhat by the availability of firmness options as opposed to the one-firmness-fits-all approach taken by most competitors.
Comfort Dreams tends to be significantly less expensive than both the average mattress and mattresses with generally similar specifications.
About 6% of Comfort Dreams owners – especially side sleepers – need to add a topper to the mattress (after break in) to lessen firmness and create acceptable comfort. This rate is lower than the rate for both mattresses overall and similar priced mattresses (under $1000).
Less than 7% of owners report their mattress consistently acting as a heat trap to an extent that makes them uncomfortable. (General analysis: mattresses and sleeping hot.)
Comfort Dreams off gasses (gives off an initial smell) somewhat less than the average memory foam mattress. About 8% of owners report a significant problem. (General analysis: mattress off gassing.)
Like many mattresses under $1000, Comfort Dreams mattresses are used lightly (limited adult use or everyday child use) in a significant number of cases.
The following Comfort Dreams models are sold at Overstock.com. Prices do not include a foundation. See the mattress firmness guide to learn which firmness may be best for you.
|Prices||Firmness||Comfort Layers||Base Layers||Main Competition|
|Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch||$300 twin
|soft, medium or firm||soft:
2" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of 2.5 lbs/ft memory foam
4" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam
1" of 4 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of 2.5 lbs/ft regular foam
7" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam
5" of 1.6 lbs/ft regular foam
7" of 1.6 lbs/ft regular foam
Sleep Innov 12"
|Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch||$380 twin
|soft, medium or firm||soft:
3" of 3.5 lbs/ft memory foam and 3" of 2.5 lbs/ft memory foam
4" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam and 3" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam
3" of 4 lbs/ft memory foam and 3" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam
4" of 1.4 lbs/ft foam and 4" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam
2" of 1.4 lbs/ft foam and 6" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam
8" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam
|14" Pressure Relief
Sleep Innov 14"
The Comfort Dreams ratings are based on 1,180+ owner reviews of various models. Learn more about our research methodology and sources.
– Comfort Dreams tend to be significantly less expensive than both the average mattress and most mattresses with generally similar specifications.
– Firm models especially may result in less than ideal comfort for some side sleepers.
– Comfort Dreams is sold mainly through Overstock.com which will not accept returns for opened memory foam beds in most cases.
– The mattresses off gas (give off an initial smell) somewhat less than the average memory foam bed. About 8% of owners report a significant problem.
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