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unbiased Comfort Dreams (Select-A-Firmness) Mattress Review, Ratings and Comparisons [why trust]

Based on 1,081 Actual Consumer Experiences

November 24, 2017

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: High owner satisfaction for price • firmness options • limited reports of excessive 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 a value-priced memory foam mattress brand. The mattresses get their "select-a firmness" name from the fact they are offered in soft, medium, or firm. They are shipped compressed and vacuum sealed, expanding when opened.

THE COMPETITION: Mainly Zinus and Sleep Innovations and other low-priced beds especially low-priced memory foam beds. Compare Comfort Dreams to other mattresses at the mattress comparison.

THE RETAILER: Mainly Overstock.com. See buying a mattress online: what to know.

Comfort Dreams (Select-A-Firmness) Mattress Ratings

The table below shows how Comfort Dreams mattresses (in particular the 11- and 14-inch models) 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. The base foam density for both models is not a durability / longevity strength.
Affordable B+ Prices regularly fluctuate at Overstock.com but tend to run $230-$700 depending on model and size. More.
Support C+ As is often true for low-priced beds, shoppers seeking a high degree of support especially over the long term should probably look elsewhere.
Less (back) pain B- See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.
Minimizes pressure B Comfort Dreams mattresses have mostly moderate conforming-to-the-body properties.
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.
Easy to get on / off C- The 11- and 14-inch models (which are the most popular) have at least average height. Shorter people may find the 14-inch model too tall; a low profile foundation may help.
Motion isolation B+ Like memory foam beds in general, Comfort Dreams is effective in minimizing motion transfer which results in a couple-friendly bed.
Edge support C- Support near an edge of the mattress may in inadequate for sleeping or sitting especially for heavier people.
No initial odor C About 9% of owners report a significant problem. More.
No sleeping hot c Less than 7% of owners report their mattress consistently acting as a heat trap to an extent that makes them uncomfortable. 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 B- People under 130 pounds may not exert enough pressure on the beds – especially on firm models –  for them to optimally contour to their body. This may result in pressure points and poorly distributed support.
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.
No topper needed B About 6% of Comfort Dreams owners need to add a topper to the mattress. More.
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. The extended warranty offered by Overstock.com only cover accidents such as staining – not mattress defects.
Return policy d- Comfort Dreams is sold mainly through Overstock.com which does not accept returns for opened mattresses.

Key Comparisons and Analysis

Owner Satisfaction

Comfort Dreams models overall have 81% owner satisfaction. This rate is the same as that of the average memory foam mattress.

The 11-inch Comfort Dreams model rates slightly higher than the 14-inch model. Satisfaction for both models is helped somewhat by the availability of firmness options.

comfort dreams comparison chart

Regular Vs Light Use

Like many mattresses under $1000, Comfort Dreams mattresses are used lightly (limited adult use or everyday child use) in a significant number of cases.

comfort dreams temporary vs long term use

Price

Comfort Dreams tends to be significantly less expensive than both the average mattress and mattresses with generally similar specifications.

comfort dreams price compare

Durability / longevity

Comfort Dreams mattresses appear to have somewhat worse durability / longevity than all mattresses overall and main competitors on average.

comfort dreams longevity compare

Topper Usage

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.

comfort dreams topper need compare

Heat Retention

About 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 heat trap compare

Initial Off Gassing Odor

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. (General analysis: mattress off gassing.)

comfort dreams off gassing compare

Comfort Dreams (Select-A-Firmness) Model Prices, Specs and Competitors

The following models are sold at Overstock.com. Prices do not include a foundation.

  Prices Firmness Comfort Layers (estimate) Base Layers (estimate)* Main Competition
Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch $230 twin

$280 full

$320 queen

$400 king
soft, medium or firm soft:
2" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of 2.5 lbs/ft memory foam

medium:
4" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam

firm:
1" of 4 lbs/ft memory foam and 2" of 2.5 lbs/ft regular foam
soft:
7" of 1.5 lbs/ft regular foam

medium:
5" of 1.6 lbs/ft regular foam

firm:
7" of 1.6 lbs/ft regular foam
Zinus 12"

Signature Sleep 12"

Sleep Innov 12"
Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch $360 twin

$404 full

$495 queen

$630 king
soft, medium or firm soft:
3" of 3.5 lbs/ft memory foam and 3" of 2.5 lbs/ft memory foam

medium:
4" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam and 3" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam

firm:
3" of 4 lbs/ft memory foam and 3" of 3 lbs/ft memory foam
soft:
4" of 1.4 lbs/ft foam and 4" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam

medium:
2" of 1.4 lbs/ft foam and 6" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam

firm:
8" of 1.5 lbs/ft foam
Zinus 12"

Signature Sleep 12"

Sleep Innov 12"

* Base Layer

Comfort Dreams mattresses use relatively low-density foam for their base layer. In general, lower density foam used in the base layer is a durability / longevity weakness as softening and loss of support tend to be more likely to occur with the use of such foam.

comfort dreams base density compare

Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability

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

  Average-Sized People
(130-230 lbs)
Large People
(230+ lbs)
Small People
(under 130 lbs)
Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch SOFT Back Sleep Friendly B- C+ B+
Side Sleep Friendly B- C B
Stomach Sleep Friendly C D+ B
Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch MEDIUM Back Sleep Friendly B B- B
Side Sleep Friendly B B- B-
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C B-
Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch FIRM Back Sleep Friendly B B+ C+
Side Sleep Friendly* C+ B D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- B- C
Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch SOFT Back Sleep Friendly B- C+ B
Side Sleep Friendly B- C B
Stomach Sleep Friendly C D+ B
Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch MEDIUM Back Sleep Friendly B B- B
Side Sleep Friendly B C+ B-
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C- B-
Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch FIRM Back Sleep Friendly B B C+
Side Sleep Friendly C B- D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ B- C


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About our unbiased Comfort Dreams mattress research

The Comfort Dreams ratings are based on 1,080+ owner reviews of various models. Learn more about our research methodology and why you can trust our mattress reviews.

Remember

– Firm models especially may result in less than ideal comfort for some side sleepers, especially those under 130 pounds.

– 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.

– The mattresses are shipped compressed and vacuum sealed, expanding when opened.

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