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unbiased Comfort Dreams (Select-A-Firmness) Mattress Review, Ratings and Comparisons

Based on 1,197 Actual Consumer Experiences

April 21, 2016

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: High value potential • limited reports of off gassing and heat retention.

THE BAD: No opened returns (Overstock.com) • fair-at-best lifespan • minimal warranty.

THE MATTRESS: Comfort Dreams (made by FXI in USA) is an entry-level memory foam mattress brand. The 11- and 14-inch models included in our research have 4 to 6 inches of 2.5 to 4.0 lbs/ft memory foam over 7 to 8 inches of support foam. The mattresses come in soft, medium or firm. They are shipped compressed and vacuum sealed, expanding when opened.

THE COMPETITION: See how Comfort Dreams stacks up at memory foam bed ratings – summary and mattress comparison.

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

Comfort Dreams Mattress Ratings

The table below shows how Comfort Dreams mattresses overall rate in comparison to the average mattress. The data was collected using an unbiased, accurate methodology.

Owner satisfaction B Comfort Dreams has 81% owner satisfaction. Learn 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.
Price B+ $300-$600 depending on model and size.
Value B+ At least 30% of Comfort Dreams owners praise their bed for its perceived value.
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 "select-a firmness" models get their name from the fact they are available in soft, medium or firm. Firmness, however, tends to be regarded as mostly 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- 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 8% 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.
Heavy person friendly C- For the soft models especially, people over 220 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 poorly distributed support and pressure points.
Edge support D+ Support near an edge of the mattress may in inadequate for sleeping or sitting especially for heavier people.
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 C 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.

Key Comparisons and Analysis

Owner Satisfaction

Comfort Dreams has 81% owner satisfaction. This rate is similar to that of the average memory foam mattress.

comfort dreams comparison chart

Topper Usage

About 7% of Comfort Dreams owners – especially side sleepers – need to add a topper to the mattress to lessen firmness and create acceptable comfort. This rate is lower than the rate for both all mattresses overall and similar priced mattresses (under $1000).

comfort dreams topper need compare

Price

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

comfort dreams price compare

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


Comfort Dreams Models: Ratings, Prices, Specs, Competitors

The following Comfort Dreams mattresses are currently sold at Overstock.com. Prices do not include a foundation. Important: The Sleep Position Rating indicates what tends to be true for owners; your own personal evaluation may differ.

  Prices Firmness Sleep Position Rating Comfort & Support Layer Base Layer Main Competition
Select-A-Firmness 11 Inch $300 twin

$370 full

$396 queen

$570 king
choice of soft, med or firm soft
back: good to fair
side: good
front: good to fair

medium
back: good
side: good to fair
front: good

firm
back: good
side: fair
front: good to fair
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"
Select-A-Firmness 14 Inch $328 twin

$417 full

$476 queen

$590 king
choice of soft, med or firm soft
back: good to fair
side: good
front: good to fair

medium
back: good
side: good to fair
front: good

firm
back: good
side: fair
front: good to fair
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 14" Pressure Relief

Sleep Innov 14"


About our unbiased Comfort Dreams mattress research

The Comfort Dreams ratings are based on 1,190+ owner reviews of various models. Learn more about our research methodology and sources.

remember

– 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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