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Amerisleep Mattress Reviews

An in-depth look at all five Amerisleep beds, including the AS3 vs AS2. We also review the Amerisleep Hybrid mattresses as well.

Amerisleep is a popular bed-in-a-box company that offers five different mattress models ranging from soft to firm. In today's review, we cover everything you need to know about each model, including feel, firmness, and which types of sleepers each bed is best for.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Folks who like the feel of memory foam
  • Consumers who want options (five different models)
  • All types of sleepers (side, back, stomach, and combo)
  • People of all shapes and sizes
  • Anyone that wants to be able to deep clean their bed (Amerisleep has a washable cover)

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Folks who dislike memory foam
  • People with a budget of under $800

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Outline For This Review

This is an especially lengthy and in depth review (we spent a lot of time on it), so in order to make things easier on you, we provided jump-to links above. These will help you quickly get to particular sections.

Unbiased Amerisleep Reviews Video

Below is a short video outlining what you need to know about all five Amerisleep mattresses.

The video above is just an overview of the beds. We’ve complied a full, detailed review below so you can learn more before making a final decision.

Amerisleep Company Policies

Amerisleep, like most bed-in-a-box companies, makes shopping for a new mattress online extremely easy. First, regardless of which mattress model you purchase, Amerisleep offers free shipping. After placing your order, the bed will typically arrive within 3-5 business days compressed and rolled up in eco-friendly packaging.

Once you see the package has arrived, simply move it to your room and follow the the lead of the Slumber Yard team below. All you have to do is remove the bed from the box, cut the packaging, and roll the mattress out onto your frame or foundation. Keep in mind, after you unroll the mattress, you should let it breathe for at least 4-6 hours. In some cases, you might even want to leave it alone for a full 24 hours. Sometimes it takes this long for compressed bed-in-a-box mattresses to fully expand.

From the day the bed is delivered, Amerisleep offers customers a 100-night risk-free trial period. This means customers can test the mattress for more than three months before deciding whether or not to keep it.

If customers end up liking the bed, great, it comes backed by a 20-year warranty. If not, simply contact the company’s customer service team and they’ll take care of everything. Customer service will arrange for a full refund as well as for the mattress to be picked up from your home free of charge.

Introduction To The Amerisleep Lineup

Amerisleep offers five mattress models, all of which differ in terms of price, construction, and firmness. The beds are named AS1, AS2, AS3, AS4, and AS5. As you progress from AS1 to AS5, the mattresses become thicker, softer, and more expensive.

You should also know that the AS2, AS3 and AS5 beds are available in hybrid designs. In other words, with these three models, you can opt for pocketed coils instead of dense foundation foam for more support. You can see all of the different mattresses on Amerisleep’s website.

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Despite the differences between the beds, let’s just be clear, all five models are considered memory foam mattresses. As you will find out below, all five mattresses use memory foam for their top layer, which unsurprisingly give the beds a memory foam feel. Now, most people are familiar with memory foam and most people happen to really like the feel of it, but for those of you who are unfamiliar, let’s take a little crash course. In general, memory foam is known for its conforming behavior. In other words, as you lay down on memory foam, you nestle into it and the foam starts to contour to your body’s shape.

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Dense memory foam feel

In Amerisleep’s case, we actually think the beds have what’s considered a dense memory foam feel, somewhat similar to the Nectar mattress. As you lay down on Amerisleep beds, they feel firm at first, but then after a few seconds you start to burrow into the top layer a little and you can feel the memory foam sort of wrapping your body. We also found it fairly easy to switch between positions on the Amerisleep beds. There really isn’t that much resistance at all. Sometimes with memory foam beds, sleepers will find it requires a little extra effort to switch positions. Luckily, that’s not the case here.

Again, the majority of folks out there seem to really like this sort of feel, but if you’re one of the few who don’t, be sure to check out our reviews of Leesa, Casper, and GhostBed. These are three popular bed-in-a-box mattresses that have more of a soft, neutral-foam feel.

What Is Each Amerisleep Bed Made Of?

As we mentioned above, each Amerisleep mattress is slightly different, but there are commonalities between each bed. To be specific, each mattress contains:

  • Bio-Core Foam—This foam serves as the foundation layer for each mattress. Depending on which model you select, the layer will be either 7″ or 8″ thick. It’s worth noting that this layer is partially made from plants instead of petroleum, meaning it’s eco-friendly. If you opt for the AS2 Hybrid, AS3 Hybrid or AS5 Hybrid, these beds simply replace the Bio-Core Foam with a system of pocketed coils.
  • Bio-Pur Memory Foam—This is a special memory foam that is used for the top layer on each Amerisleep mattress. It’s supposed to be slightly more responsive and breathable than traditional memory foam. Depending on which model you select, this layer will be between 2-4″ thick.
  • Celliant Cover—Like the Bear mattress, all Amerisleep beds have a Celliant cover. This is an advanced, clinically proven textile that contains thermoreactive minerals that help convert body heat into infrared light. This process supposedly increases blood flow and boosts recovery.
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A look at the layers inside an Amerisleep mattress

We’d also like to point out that according to the company’s website, the removable Celliant cover is washable. This is quite rare in the bed-in-a-box space. Most mattress covers need to be cleaned by hand since they are not machine washable.

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A closer look at the Celliant cover

Yogabed, Novosbed, and Level Sleep are the other mattresses with machine washable covers that come to mind.

Amerisleep Pricing & Coupon Code

Amerisleep beds are priced near the middle-to-higher end of the online mattress space. The cheapest model in the lineup (AS1) has a queen size MSRP of around $1,200. From there, pricing continues to rise to about $2,100 for a queen size AS5. Keep in mind, if you’d like to upgrade to one their hybrid models, it will cost you an extra $200.

Speaking honestly, we think the pricing is a little high, however to be fair, the numbers mentioned above are based on MSRP. Amerisleep does seem to be fairly aggressive when it comes to discounts and coupon codes. In most cases, you can expect to receive a $200-$250 discount on your purchase. It might be a good idea to locate the green box on your screen to check current pricing and promotions.

AS1 Review

The AS1 is the cheapest and firmest bed in the Amerisleep lineup.

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The AS1 is best for strict back and stomach sleepers

Construction: The AS1 is comprised of just two layers and totals 10″ thick. The base Bio-Core support layer is 8″ thick and the top memory foam layer is 2″ thick.

Price: The AS1 ranges from around $850 for a twin size to $1,400 for a king size.

Firmness: The AS1 lands around a straight firm on the firmness scale.

Best For: Given the firmness profile of the bed, it’s going to best for strict back and stomach sleepers. The company likes to say this model is for people who like extra support.

AS2 Review

The AS2 is the company’s most popular mattress among back and stomach sleepers.

Construction: The AS2 uses three separate foam layers and totals 12″ thick. From bottom to top, the bed is comprised of a 7″ Bio-Core base layer, 3″ poly foam transition layer and 2″ Bio-Pur memory foam layer.

Price: The AS2 ranges from around $1,000 to $1,600 as you progress from twin to king size.

Firmness: The AS2 lands around a medium-firm on the firmness scale.

Best For: The AS2 is best for people who spend the majority of the night on their back or stomach.

AS3 Review

The AS3 is the company’s flagship and best-selling mattress. It’s also the model that we spent the most time testing.

Construction: The AS3 has a very similar construction to that of the AS2. The only difference comes down to the thickness of the comfort and transition layers. The AS3 uses 3″ of memory foam on top and a 2″ transition layer in between. It too comes in at 12″ thick. Here’s a quick look at the responsive nature of the top memory foam layer.

Price: The AS3 ranges from around $1,100 (twin) to $1,700 (king). Hey, memory foam is more expensive than poly foam. That extra 1″ of memory foam is why it’s slightly more expensive than the AS2.

Firmness: The AS3 is slightly softer than the AS2 due to the fact it uses an extra inch of memory foam. Overall, the AS3 comes in right around a medium on the firmness scale.

Best For: The company likes to say this is their most versatile mattress and that it evenly blends comfort and support. After testing the bed, we tend to agree. We feel like the AS3 accommodates all types of sleepers. It doesn’t matter whether you primarily sleep on your side, back, stomach or a combination of the three.

Amerisleep AS3 vs AS2 Review

The AS3 and AS2 are arguably the two most popular models in the Amerisleep lineup. As such, we thought it would be fitting to put together a mini review video covering how they compare.

We hope the video above was helpful. Now, let’s move on to the remaining Amerisleep beds.

AS4 Review

Continuing on down the line is the AS4, which is a great option for people who like their beds on the softer side of the spectrum.

Construction: The AS4, like the AS3 and AS2, totals 12″thick and uses three separate foam layers. From bottom to top you’re looking at a 7″ base layer, 1″ transition layer and a 4″ layer of the special memory foam.

Price: Given the bed uses even more memory foam than the AS3, you can probably guess which way its price tag points (I’ll give you a hint, it’s upwards). The AS4 mattress will cost you between $1,400 (twin) to $1,900 (king).

Firmness: This is the second softest mattress in the lineup. Overall, it comes in right around a medium-soft on the firmness scale.

Best For: Given the bed’s firmness profile and 4″ memory foam top layer, the AS4 is best for side sleepers. Combo sleepers who rotate between positions will likely be just fine, as well, as long as they are of average or petite size.

AS5 Review

Finally we have the AS5, which is the company’s softest and most premium mattress.

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The AS5 provides a good amount of pressure relief for side sleepers

Construction: The AS5 is the only mattress in the lineup that is comprised of more than three layers. To be specific, the bed uses four foam layers and totals a whopping 14″ thick. For the bottom, the bed uses a 7″ layer of the Bio-Core support foam previously discussed. Next is a 2″ transition layer similar to the one on the AS3. On top of the transition foam is a 2″ layer of what the company call its “Active Flex Layer.” This is a responsive comfort foam that is only available on the AS5. And rounding out the mattress is a 3″ layer of the same memory foam found on the other four models.

Price: Given the AS5 is the company’s most intricate mattress in terms of materials and construction, it’s also the most expensive. You’re looking at around $1,800 for a twin and $2,300 for a king.

Firmness: The AS5 is the company’s softest mattress due to its two separate comfort layers, which combined provide 5″ of plush foam for sleepers. All in all, it comes in around a straight soft on the firmness scale.

Best For: As you might be able to guess by now, the AS5 is best for strict side sleepers. The bed does an excellent job of conforming to the shape of each sleeper and providing pressure relief for their hips and shoulders.

Amerisleep Hybrid Mattress Review

As we mentioned earlier, the AS2, AS3 and AS5 beds also come in hybrid models. For reference, these models are named AS2h, AS3h and AS5h. They’re essentially the same beds as their all-foam counterparts, except they contain pocketed coils for their primary support framework. Keep in mind, coils are more expensive than foam from a manufacturing standpoint so the upgrade is not free. It will cost you an extra $200 if you decide you want coils.

We should also mention that the coils in the Amerisleep Hybrid beds aren’t just any regular old coils. The mattresses actually use a proprietary zoned support coil system. In simple terms, this means the coils are split into three different zones. The zones under your shoulders and hips are slightly softer to provide more pressure relief, while the zone under your lower back is slightly firmer to provide more support.

Besides the zoned support coil system, let’s cover what else you need to know about the Amerisleep Hybrid beds. First, the coils give the hybrid models a little bounce. As a result, the AS2h, AS3h and AS5h will feel a little more responsive than the all-foam models.

Also, although the hybrid models still use memory foam, we actually think they have more of a neutral-foam feel to them overall. All this means is that you won’t feel the top layers mold to your body as much as the standard all-foam Amerisleep beds.

Next, the hybrid beds allow for more airflow so there’s a chance you might sleep slightly cooler on the hybrid models compared to the all-foam ones.

Lastly, and quite frankly most importantly, the Amerisleep Hybrid beds provide more support than the all-foam models. We cover this topic in more detail in the next section. Alternatively, you can always check out the Amerisleep Hybrid mattresses for yourself on the company’s website.

Body Types For These Beds

Given that all of the standard Amerisleep mattresses are comprised entirely of foam, we don’t think they are the best options for people who weigh more than 250 lb. That’s not necessarily a criticism of the beds, by the way. We say that about pretty much every all-foam mattress. Typically, we recommend heavier folks purchase a mattress that contains coils or an innerspring unit. These types of mattresses simply last longer and provide more support for large folks. Durability and support are key for large individuals given they exert more pressure on a mattress than petite and average sized individuals. If you fall into this weight category, we’d highly recommend you select one of the Amerisleep Hybrid mattresses over one of their all-foam models.

Also, keep in mind that weight affects the observable feel and firmness of a mattress. Heavier folks tend to think most mattresses feel soft since they weigh more and sink further down into the top layers.

Petite sized folks, on the other hand, generally feel like most mattresses feel firm since they place very little pressure on the surface of the mattress. Another way to think about it is that smaller sized individuals sleep more on top of the bed, while large sized individuals sleep more in the bed. We bring this point up just so you’re aware that the firmness levels described earlier in the review do not hold true for everybody. We more so use the firmness designations as a starting point based on an average sized person.

Do Amerisleep Mattresses Sleep Hot?

Although all Amerisleep beds use memory foam, which is generally known for retaining heat, we don’t think you’ll sleep hot. Rather, we think you’ll sleep more temperature neutral. The Bio-Pur memory foam the company uses isn’t from the 1980s. It has an open-cell structure, which makes it much more breathable than traditional memory foam.

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Memory foam comparison

Remember that your sleeping temperature is often affected by factors that have nothing to do with the mattress itself. I’m talking about external factors like how liberal you are with your air conditioner, what climate you live in, and what kind of pajamas you wear to bed.

Additionally, temperature regulation is also correlated with firmness. Generally speaking, the softer the mattress, the higher the chance you’ll warm up slightly during the night. That’s because you’ll sink down further into the top layers on soft beds. On firm beds, you sleep more on top of the mattress, meaning there is less friction and a better chance you’ll sleep a bit cooler.

Will Amerisleep Beds Work For Couples?

Yes, the Amerisleep mattresses will work just fine for people who share a bed with a partner or pet. First, the beds do a good job of limiting motion transfer. As you can see below, the water in the glass doesn’t move around all that much despite the activity on the surface of the mattress. This means you likely won’t feel too much of your partner’s movements throughout the night.

In addition, the beds also provide fairly decent edge support. We really didn’t notice any major issues in this department during our tests.

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Pretty solid edge support

This is an important subject for people who share a full or queen size mattress. Solid edge support means both partners will be able to use the entire surface area of the mattress and still feel properly supported.

Amerisleep Review Verdict

Overall, we like the Amerisleep beds. They’re well-made, comfortable mattresses, but at the end of the day we have to call a spade a spade. The bottom line is that these beds are a little pricey given their all-foam constructions. There are plenty of other nice memory foam beds on the market that are much more affordable. We recommend you take a look at our list of the Best Mattresses Under $1,000 and go from there.

However, if you’re not so concerned about price and you just want a high-quality memory foam bed, then Amerisleep is definitely a good option.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

Dillon Payne

Dillon Payne

Combo Sleeper

JD

JD Christison

Combo Sleeper

FAQs

How did The Slumber Yard team get this mattress?

The Slumber Yard team purchased the Amerisleep mattress. We retain full editorial control over the reviews, comparisons and buyer guides we publish.

Can I use a box spring with the Amerisleep mattress?

Amerisleep requires you place their mattresses on solid flat surfaces. Even if you have a newer box spring with no misshaped or broken coils, the company recommends you place a piece of 3/4" plywood on top of the box spring for additional support.

Where can I buy Amerisleep mattresses?

In addition to purchasing Amerisleep mattresses online, the company also operates several retail stores located in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Oregon. Last we checked, there were 12 stores in total, the majority of which are located in Texas. If you live outside these states, you'll most likely need to purchase online unless you feel like taking a long road trip. Keep in mind, the company does offer a 100 night risk-free sleep trial for online customers.

How long will it take to test the Amerisleep mattress?

The company recommends you sleep on your new mattress for at least 30 nights. This is typically how long it takes for your body to adjust to a new sleep surface.

Where are Amerisleep mattresses made?

Amerisleep beds are manufactured in the USA. The company even uses a special, eco-friendly VPF process for manufacturing their foams.

How firm is the Amerisleep mattress?

Amerisleep offers 5 different beds that range in firmness from ultra plush to ultra firm. They offer AS1, AS2, AS3, AS4, and AS5.

What is the best Amerisleep mattress?

Our favorite is Amerisleep AS3. It is around a "medium" on firmness and is really comfortable.

What is the Celliant technology?

Celliant is a special textile that can apparently can help with restful sleep and circulation, at least according to the makers of the material. It was approved by the FDA as a "general wellness" product.

What does an Amerisleep mattress feel like?

All the Amerisleep mattresses have a responsive memory foam feel. They DO NOT feel like your standard memory foam that has a viscous/thick feel.