Buying The eLuxury Memory Foam Mattress
This is one of the most popular memory foam mattresses on Amazon, although, you can also purchase it on eLuxury’s website as well. Regardless, you will get free shipping, a 120-night risk-free trial, completely free returns, and a 10-year warranty.
Interestingly enough, however, not only is the bed made in the good ole US-of-A, but also eLuxury is the actual manufacturer. Most bedding companies outsource their manufacturing, but eLuxury makes their products in their company-owned facility in Indiana.
As fas as the unboxing and setup process is concerned, you’re looking at about a 10-15 minute investment—it takes almost no time at all to get the bed ready to go. Here’s a look at the unboxing:
One thing that you should be aware of is that the bed might take up to 48 hours to return to its intended shape and firmness. Typically, a lot of these memory foam beds, because they’ve been compressed for several days, will need a little time alone to decompress. Just let the bed sit out in a spare room for a day or two and you’ll be good to go.
As mentioned above, eLuxury offers a 120-night trial period where you get a chance to vet the bed for yourself (or to have your wife tell you what your own opinion should be). There’s a couple of things that you should be looking for during this trial period. Most importantly, you want to see if firmness wise, it’s comfortable for you and however you prefer to sleep (i.e. side, back, etc.).
Keep in mind that all beds will soften with use, so if the bed is a hair too firm from the outset, that’s not a bad thing. You’ll just want to walk on the bed each night for about 30 seconds until you’ve broken it in evenly.
If you decide that you don’t want the bed, you can get your money back—and you really don’t need a reason. As long as you’re still within the trial period and you are the original purchaser, you can request a refund. Pretty good stuff.
The price will (somewhat) depend on where you purchase the bed. We’ve noticed that the price fluctuates quite a bit on Amazon and will depend on who’s actually fulfilling the order (i.e. is it Amazon or eLuxury themselves). Here are the prices listed on the eLuxury website.
We can’t guarantee that you’ll see those exact prices when you check Amazon, but it should be relatively close. As an example, in January 2019, we saw the queen size for just shy of $700, but in September 2018, we saw the same bed for around $650. It just all depends on timing and the seller.
At $700, we wouldn’t consider this a cheap mattress, but we also wouldn’t consider it expensive either. We have, however, seen plenty of two or three layer foam beds that sell for under $700 (queen size) and are still made in the USA. Tuft & Needle, for example, is usually around $600 for a queen size bed.
What’s Inside The eLuxury Mattress?
Don’t do this. We unzipped the cover and cut open the fire sock to have a close look at the innards of the eLuxury mattress. It starts with a base layer of dense polyurethane foam. This measures in at 7″ thick. On top is a 3″ layer of gel memory foam that’s quite a bit softer than the base, but also doesn’t have your 1990s memory foam feel (more on this below).
The design of the mattress actually reminds us quite a bit of the original Puffy mattress, which was a two-layer memory foam bed as well.
Given the thickness of the eLuxury mattress and the fact that it’s made entirely of foam, we would consider this to be a mattress for medium and petite size individuals. In other words, if you weigh under 250 lb, we think you’ll be just fine with this bed. If you’re over 250 lb, however, you’ll want to check out our list of the best mattresses for heavy people.
It Has A Comfortable Memory Foam Feel
Naturally, considering this is a memory foam mattress, it feels a lot like memory foam. It’s comfortable and offers plenty of support and pressure relief. If you’ve tried a memory foam bed before, you know at least a little of what this eLuxury mattress feels like.
Despite having a memory foam top layer, the bed actually response decently quickly. It’s not as fast as a coil/hybrid bed or a latex bed, but it’s faster than a lot of memory foam beds we’ve tested. What this means to you is that the bed will have a slight “stuck” feeling, but nothing overwhelming; you will still be able to rotate between positions with relative ease.
Switching over to firmness, the eLuxury mattress isn’t soft nor is it firm. Rather, it’s about a flat medium—right in the middle. This makes sense also since the bed is only available in one firmness level. So, just like Casper, Leesa, and GhostBed in order to appeal to the masses, they sit on the fence in terms of firmness.
One thing you need to realize, though, is that firmness will change based on an individuals height-to-weight ratio. If you just stop to think about it for a second, the more weight you concentrate in a given area, the more that area will compress, and the softer it will feel. The opposite would be true if you’re applying less pressure. Therefore, if you’re between 150 lb and 250 lb, the bed will feel close a medium. If you’re under 150 lb, it will feel closer to a medium-firm. And, if you’re over 250 lb, the bed will feel softer.
Sleeper Type Analysis
- Stomach & Back SleepersGood For
For most stomach and back sleepers, the bed will be just fine, unless you want something rock hard. If that’s the case, check out Saatva (firm), Plank, or some of the other beds we’ve reviewed. If, however, you want a bed that still offers pressure relief, eLuxury should be just fine.
You still want the bed to be able to conform to your body, but you don’t want your hips sinking in so much that you feel pressure in your lower back in particular. This is especially important for individuals with back pain or a bad back generally.
- Side SleepersGood For
The eLuxury Gel Memory Foam Mattress can definitely handle side sleepers. The memory foam allows for a lot of pressure relief and cradles your body nicely.
When you first lay down, you might experience the bed to be a little firmer, but if you give it a second or two, you will start to sink in and feel the bed hug your body. It’s not so much that you feel trapped in the bed, but just enough to help with neck, shoulder, and upper back pain.
- Combo SleepersGood For
Combination sleepers will rotate between two or more sleeping positions during the night. It’s not quite the same thing as a restless sleeper, although a restless sleeper can be a combination sleeper. The reason we bring up combo sleepers, however, is that you might favor one position, but still need to be able to accommodate a second. As such, you might be better served going with a mattress that’s slightly firmer or softer than you initially thought.
This particular mattress should be just fine for most combo sleepers. if you’re a back or stomach sleeper, well, you can still sleep in those positions, but feel free to rotate to your side. If you’re a side sleeper, you can easily sleep on your back or stomach if need be. This is part of the reason that we see so many beds the medium-soft to medium-firm range—they’re trying to appeal to as many individuals as possible.
The one thing that might work against combo sleepers a little bit with this mattress is that it has a memory foam top layer. Again, the bed isn’t slow to respond, but it’s not immediate, so you will get a little resistance when you go to rotate positions. I wouldn’t consider it a dealbreaker, but it’s just something you should be aware of.
Does The eLuxury Mattress Sleep Hot?
The short answer is no. The long answer is that measuring temperature regulation isn’t straightforward; there are multiple variables that collectively dictate how hot/cold/neutral you will sleep at night. For example, the heavier you are, the more you will sink into the bed, and thus the quicker you will heat up. Similarly, firmer beds tend to remain cooler than softer beds because you lay more on top of the mattress versus nestling into the mattress.
Additionally, obviously, your room temperature is important as well. And then you have the material makeup of the bed—that plays a role as well. Certain materials are naturally cooler than others. Take Purple as an example. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer on those beds tends to do a wonderful of allowing in airflow. Standard memory foam—like what you see on the Zinus Green Tea mattress—tends to trap heat.
We mention all of this because there is no right answer with temperature regulation. It’s almost as subjective as softness/firmness. That said, we would consider the eLuxury Mattress to be temperature neutral. It won’t heat up excessively, nor will it actively cool you down.
Overlooked Factors Just For Couples
We can’t tell you with 100% certainty that you’ll like this mattress, but we can say that all things considered we see it as a nice mattress for couples. And that’s based on more than just feel, firmness, and temperature regulation. Two other factors that are important (1) edge support and (2) motion isolation.
Edge support simply refers to the strength of the edges of the bed. Typically softer foam beds are the worse here and firmer coil beds are the best. This bed, however, is good enough, but not the best we’ve ever seen. It’s not going to fall apart on you along the edges, but it’s not as strong as the Beautyrest Black, as an example.
The one thing to keep in mind with memory foam beds is that they remember you shape—what a concept! I mention this because if you do lay along the outer edges of the bed, it will be harder to climb back into the center than it will be to roll off. We don’t really see this being an issue (since it’s really common), but it’s something to chew on. The vast majority of people should be just fine, unless edge support is your number one concern.
The other important component is how well, or poorly, a bed deadens motion. This will be key if your partner is a restless sleeper or frequently gets up in the middle of the night. You don’t want that motion disturbing you.
The video above shows you just how good the eLuxury Mattress is at limiting motion transfer. It does a wonderful job. As a result, we think that this will make a really nice mattress for light sleepers.
eLuxury Mattress Review: Verdict
What’s not to like? It’s not the most unique bed in the world, but it’s also not trying to be. This is just a solid, affordable, memory foam bed that we can see a lot of people really enjoying it. And, since we love this country and our veterans, we can’t help but have a soft spot for this mattress given that the company is owned and operated by a United States military veteran—that’s pretty amazing.
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The Review Team
We were sent this mattress by eLuxurySupply so that we could review it and tell you what we think.
It’s made in the United States. In fact, eLuxurySupply is a veteran owned and operated company. Also, for every 45 beds they sell, they donate one to charity.
According to the description on Amazon, they do indeed honor the 120 trial window. For the record, also, that’s about 20 nights longer than what the typical online mattress brand offers.
The foams are CertiPUR-US certified, meaining they contain no prohibited phthalates, ozone depleters, mercury, lead or heavy metals, among other things. Basically, the foams are completely safe to sleep on and be around.
Not just yet to our knowledge. It doesn’t look like eLuxury has any physical stores or showrooms. That said, since they have the risk-free trial period, there’s no real need to try the bed in-store because you can just return it if you don’t like it or no longer want it—that is, inside the trial window.
The company was started by—and is still run by—a United States armed forces veteran. It’s based out of Evansville, Indiana. Interestingly enough, eLuxury Supply actually manufactures all of their own products in-house in their facility in Indiana. Most online mattress brands use contract manufacturers, but don’t physically make their own beds. At one point, eLuxury Supply was the fastest growing company in Indiana and was #4 on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. The company was started in 2019 and in just a few years was doing $30 million in sales per year.
This is an all-foam mattress, so there are no springs.