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THE GOOD: Comfort Dreams mattresses have above average pain-relief potential and motion isolation. Complaints for heat retention and off gassing are not widespread.
THE BAD: The mattresses are too firm for some side sleepers, and longevity is questionable. Overstock.com does not accept opened returns, and warranty coverage tends to be minimal.
THE MATTRESS: Comfort Dreams (made by FXI in USA) is an entry-level memory foam mattress brand. The various models consist of 2.5 to 6 inches of 2.5 to 4.0 lbs/ft memory foam over 5.5 to 8 inches of urethane support foam. About 30% of owners use their mattress on a limited basis only.
THE RETAILER: Overstock.com and possibly others. See buying a mattress online: what you should know.
The Comfort Dreams ratings below are based on 1,225+ owner reviews of various memory foam models. The data was collected using an unbiased, accurate methodology.
|Owner satisfaction||B||Comfort Dreams has 82% owner satisfaction. Learn more.|
|Durability / longevity||C||Owner experience data suggests that the mattresses have on average about a five- to six-year useful life with regular use. This is similar to other mattresses in this price range. As the mattresses age, they will likely become softer and or sag.|
|Price||B+||$250-$680 is the price range depending on model and size. Thicker models are more expensive than thinner ones.|
|Less (back) pain||B||See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.|
|Conforming ability / pressure relief||B-||Overall, the mattresses have about moderate weight and temperature sensitive (contouring-to-the-body) properties. Models with 4 lbs/ft memory foam will likely be somewhat more conforming than models that use less dense foam.|
|Firmness variety||d+||For the majority of owners, the beds are medium to firm regardless of the model. About 18% of owners, however, say their bed is soft. Most owners describe the feel of Comfort Dreams as supportive yet soft. The "select-a firmness" models get their name from the fact that they are available in soft, medium or firm. Owners report, however, that there tends to be little difference between these choices and that all firmnesses tend to be more firm than soft.|
|Back sleep friendly||b||Comfort Dreams tends to be suitable 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||Comfort Dreams tends 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||a-||Like memory foam beds in general, Comfort Dreams is effective in minimizing motion transfer which results in a couple-friendly bed.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||C-||Comfort Dreams off gasses (gives off an initial smell) somewhat less than the average memory foam mattress. About 9% of owners report a significant problem. See memory foam off gassing for analysis.|
|No sleeping hot||c||Less than 5% of owners report their mattress acting as a heat trap to an extent that makes sleep uncomfortable. Recently introduced gel-infused memory foam models likely sleep at least slightly cooler than regular memory foam models.|
|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.|
|Short break in period||C-||Break-in time may be somewhat longer than average.|
|Low mainten- ance||B-||Like most memory foam beds, the mattresses are one-sided. Rotating the beds from time to time may be required to avoid body indentation development and uneven wear.|
|Expands fully and evenly||b-||Like many value-priced memory foam beds, Comfort Dreams mattresses come vacuum sealed and compressed. About 5% of owners say that their mattress does not fully expand or expands unevenly potentially resulting in poor comfort.|
|Easy to lift, handle, move||C+||The beds weigh 30-85 lbs depending on model and size.|
|Specs disclosed||B+||This rating refers to the extent a company discloses the specifications of its mattresses. The disclosing of specifications allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them comparison shop.|
|Warranty||D||The mattresses come with a 5- or 10-year warranty.|
|Return policy||d-||Comfort Dreams is sold mainly through Overstock.com which will not accept returns for opened memory foam mattresses.|
|BBB rating||NR||FXI (maker of Comfort Dreams mattresses and toppers) currently has no Better Business Bureau rating.|
|Sleep Like The Dead (SLTD) company rating||C+||This rating evaluates FXI against its mattress competition and is based on several factors including product ratings by consumers, years in business, customer service, return policy, accuracy of marketing claims, transparency of specifications, and warranty.|
Comfort Dreams has 80% owner satisfaction. This rate is similar to that of the average memory foam mattress. The various Comfort Dreams models all tend to rate similar.
Like many mattresses under $1000, Comfort Dreams is used only temporarily (occasionally / lightly) as opposed to regularly (daily / long term) by a significant number of owners.
Comfort Dreams Usage
Owner Satisfaction Comparison: Temporary vs Regular Use
|Comfort Dreams||All Mattresses|
|Owner Satisfaction - Temporary Use||88%||86%|
|Comfort Dreams||All Mattresses|
|Owner Satisfaction - Regular Use||77%||68%|
The following Comfort Dreams mattresses are currently sold at Overstock.com. Prices do not include a foundation. Important: The firmness description for each mattress indicates what tends to be true for owners overall; your personal evaluation may differ.
|Owner Satisfaction||Prices||Firmness||Comfort & Support Layer||Base Layer||Main Competition|
|8 Inch||82% (52)||$250 twin
|usually firm-med||2.5" of 4 lbs/ft memory foam (gel or non-gel infused)||5.5" of of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam||Zinus 8"
Signature Sleep 8"
|Comment: too thin for people of above avg size (200 lbs+).|
|Silver Treated 10 Inch||80% (44)||$265 twin
|usually firm-med||3" of 4 lbs/ft memory foam||7" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam||Zinus 10"
Sleep Innov 10"
|Comment: silver-treated cover has antibacterial effect.|
|Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch||82% (623)||$297 twin
|usually med to firm regardless of firmness choice||2" of 3.5-4.0 lbs/ft memory foam
2" of 2.5-3.0 lbs/ft memory foam
|7" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam||Zinus 12"
Sleep Innov 12"
|Comment: most popular model; select from one of three firmnesses.|
|Lumbar Back Support 12 Inch||82% (39)||$288 twin
|usually firm||3" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of support foam||6" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam||Zinus 12"
Sleep Innov 12"
|Comment: includes extra support foam.|
|Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch||81% (467)||$332 twin
|usually med to firm regardless of firmness choice||3" of 3.5-4.0 lbs/ft memory foam
3" of 2.5-3.0 lbs/ft memory foam
|8" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam||Zinus Deluxe Grand
Sleep Innov 14"
|Comment: select from one of three firmnesses; suited for larger people or anyone seeking a tall profile.|
Tempur-Pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged. The table below shows how Comfort Dreams compares to Tempur-Pedic mattresses based on actual owner experiences.
|Owner satisfaction||B||B||Both have similar satisfaction rates.|
|Durability / longevity||C||B+||Tempur-Pedic on average likely has at least two times the lifespan of Comfort Dreams.|
|Price / affordable||B+||D+||Avg price for Tempur-Pedic $3,239; Comfort Dreams $428.|
|Less (back) pain||B||B+||Tempur-Pedic's higher density foam tends to perform somewhat better.|
|Conforming||B-||B+||Tempur-Pedic tends to be significantly more pressure and temperature sensitive.|
|Firmness options||D+||A||Tempur-Pedic has more firmness choices.|
|Easy to move on||C+||C-||Can vary by model, but Comfort Dreams overall performs better.|
|No initial odor||C-||D+||Both can have significant off gassing.|
|No sleeping hot||C||D+||Can vary by model, but Comfort Dreams overall sleeps cooler.|
|Good for sex||C+||C-||--|
|Short break-in period||C-||D||--|
|Easy to lift, handle, move||C+||D-||Tempur-Pedic can be up to 2.5 times heavier.|
|Discloses specifications||B+||D||FXI often discloses far more information about their mattresses.|
|Availability||D||A||Tempur-Pedic is widely available in stores and online while Comfort Dreams is sold mostly online.|
|Warranty||D||C||Tempur-Pedic's warranty is often two times longer.|
|SLTD company rating||C+||C||--|
|Memory foam density (lbs/ft)||3.0 to 4.0||2.5 to 5.3+||See memory foam density: low vs high.|
The Comfort Dreams ratings are based on 1,225+ owner reviews of various models. Learn more about our research methodology and sources.
– Compared to Tempur-Pedic, Comfort Dreams has similar owner satisfaction yet likely half the longevity of Tempur-Pedic.
– Comfort Dreams is sold mainly through Overstock.com which will not accept returns for opened memory foam beds in most cases.
– The mattresses come in a variety of thicknesses to suit different body sizes. Firmness variety, on the other hand, is limited as all Comfort Dreams models tend to be more firm than soft.
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