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Nest Alexander Signature Series Mattress Review

The Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series is a premium foam mattress that belongs in a luxury hotel.

Last Updated: August 11, 2020

Not only does the mattress have two firmness levels and come with a lifetime warranty, but also the Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series mattress is just plain comfortable. In this review, we review the highest highs and lowest lows for this mattress.

Who Is This Best For?

People that want a flippable mattress

All sleeping positions

Who Won’t Love It?

Especially heavy individuals

People with a tight budget

Outline Of This Nest Alexander Review

YouTube Review Of Nest Alexander Signature Bed

Here’s an overview video of the newly updated Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series mattress.

We couldn’t cover everything in the video above, so below is a full review with more details.

Price And Discount Code

If price is your only concern, this mattress isn’t for you. We think it’s a nice value, but it’s not the cheapest bed on the market. College students and other budget shoppers should look elsewhere. Here’s a pricing breakdown for the Alexander Signature Series mattress.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$1,049
Twin XL$1,199
Full$1,399
Queen$1,599
King / Cal King$1,799

Is There A Nest Alexander Signature Mattress Coupon Code?

One interesting thing about Nest is that even though it’s a luxury brand, it still offers discounts regularly, unlike Saatva or Purple that outright refuse to offer mattress coupons or deals.

Nest’s best deals are during major US holidays. Usually during these big sales events (July 4th, Black Friday, etc.) there will be a discount plus throw in sheets or a pillow. You can see current offers on Nest’s website. We also should have an evergreen coupon on this page that will work year-round for you.

Nest Alexander Signature Mattress Review: Performance Ratings

  • Off-gassing—The chemical smell associated with the materials used in the manufacture of mattresses, carpenting, construction materials and other products is minimal in the Nest Alexander Series mattress. If you notice it at all, the smell will be gone in 24 hours. 
  • Durability—The Nest Alexander Series mattresses, composed of layers of gel memory foam and other foam materials, include a four-inch base of dense polyfoam. The high-density foundation supports the layers of foam and the sleeper above it with reasonable durability. 
  • Pressure relief—The Nest Alexander Series offers both a soft and luxury firm version of mattresses. Depending on the combination of the mattress version and sleepers’ body types, the Nest Alexander Series relieves pressure points for back, side and stomach sleepers.  
  • Motion isolation—Just as pressure relief depends on the version of the Nest Alexander Series mattress and your body type, motion isolation depends on the version of the mattress you choose in combination with you and your sleep partner’s body types and sleeping styles. The multiple layers of foam in each version minimizes motion transfer from one part of the bed to another. Additionally, motions that distribute across the bed dissipate quickly. 
  • Temperature neutrality—With breathable components that reduce heat retention, the Alexander Signature Series mattress stands out as one of the more comfortable mattress options for those who tend to get hot during sleep.  The secret is the Nest Alexander Signature Series lower-density foam and breathable cover that allows for airflow and reduces the amount of heat trapped in the mattress.
  • Edge support—Often overlooked, edge support is important for those who want all the mattress real estate to offer solid support. Especially when sharing a bed, sleeper use the mattress edges. With this issue in mind, the Nest Alexander Signature Series recently underwent an edge support upgrade that gives the feature winning marks.
  • Noise—The foam in the Nest Alexander Signature series mattress has no noise output.  
  • Sex—The Nest Alexander Signature Series mattress provides solid support, but also has plenty of give to it.

Construction Of The Nest Alexander Mattress

In early 2019, the bed was revamped to make it two-sided and flippable. If you look closely in the image below, you can see the top is labeled “Medium” and the bottom is labeled “Firm.”

We think this was a smart idea by Nest Bedding, as it allows consumers to test two mattresses in one and makes the bed that much more interesting.

The bed has four core layers of foam and two quilted covers (top and bottom), in total making Nest Alexander 13″ thick. The bottom is a dense layer of support foam. Next is a 3″ transition layer, 2″ of Energex Foam, and 1″ of gel memory foam. The cover is made of organic cotton and is quilted, which gives it a premium look.

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Here’s a quick look at the materials inside the Nest Alexander mattress

All of the foams are CertiPUR-US certified, which means they’re safe to be around and lay on. This particular mattress is made in Phoenix, AZ, at the same facility where Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are manufactured.

To be honest, the bed looks a cut above most foam beds, especially the cheap ones like Lucid or Cocoon Classic. It has the quilted cover, stitched perimeter, handles, and little details that a lot of other beds will omit. The Nest Alexander belongs in that upper tier with the Simmons Beautyrest Black and other beds that typically over $2,000.

What The Alexander Signature Mattress Feels Like

While this technically is a memory foam mattress, it doesn’t have much of a memory foam feel, although it used to in prior generations. Overall, it has more of a soft, yet supportive feel to it with perhaps a hint of memory foam on the “medium” side. The “firm” side has a general, firm foam feel.

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We love that Nest Alexander Signature now has an organic cotton cover

On the firm side, you sleep more on top of the bed, and eventually the foams contour to the shape of your body. On the “medium” side, you will nest into the bed a little. We find it to be extremely comfortable.

The bed responds quickly to pressure, and, as a result, we’d put it in the upper quartile in terms of responsiveness for memory foam beds. You still get ample pressure relief and the foams are comfortable, but it’s not like sleeping on a latex or innerspring mattress where they feel bouncy.

How Firm Is The Nest Alexander Mattress?

This depends on which side of the mattress you want to sleep on. The top is designated as “medium” and the bottom, “firm,” so you can choose whichever you think is better for you. Here’s a breakdown of where we think the Alexander mattress falls on the soft/firm spectrum.

nest alexander signature series mattress review firmness ratings

The vast majority of people will prefer the “medium” side. It will be more universally accommodating, but if you want a firm foam bed, the Luxury Firm is the better way to go.

Softness/firmness also fluctuates person to person, which is why we show it on a spectrum. The heavier you are, the softer beds will feel. Conversely, the lighter you are, the firmer beds will feel.

Can Stomach And Back Sleepers Use This Mattress?

You should be fine with this bed if you’re a strict back or stomach sleeper. The foams do a nice job of filling the space under the small of your back. We think both sides are fine for back and stomach sleepers.

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Nest Alexander is A-OK for back and stomach sleepers

The foams contour to the shape of your body but don’t give so much that you feel unsupported.

What About Strict Side Sleepers?

Side sleepers will want to stick to the “medium” side. That offers a lot more pressure relief and will be more comfortable for you.

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Nest Alexander is also good for side sleepers

A mattress for side sleepers needs enough pressure relief that you don’t experience pain in your shoulders or hips when you wake up in the morning. It still has to be supportive, though, so you’re looking for a nice balance there—which we think this mattress has.

Also, keep in mind that all mattresses will soften over time. As such, if you first experience the medium side to be too firm, rest assured that it will soften.

What If You Rotate Positions At Night?

This is what we call a combo sleeper. Typically, combo sleepers will have a dominant sleeping position, so choosing a mattress is mostly about catering to that dominant position.

If you’re 80 percent a side sleeper, you’ll want a softer bed and therefore the medium side makes more sense. If you sleep on your back more, you’ll want the other side.

Of course, this is all relative. If you’re 80 percent a back sleeper but you weigh 100 lb, the medium option is the way to go.

nest alexander mattress review sleeper type

For most people, we think the Signature Series mattress will be a great option, but if you want a coil mattress we’d say check out the Nest Alexander Hybrid mattress, which is the company’s most popular bed.

Will Heavy People Be Fine On Nest Alexander?

In general, we do not recommend individuals over 250 lb go with all-foam beds, especially the budget ones like Tuft & Needle or Casper Element. They simply do not have the support that a heavier person requires. With the Nest Alexander Signature Series, however, our rule falls apart a little bit. It’s more of a proceed-with-caution situation.

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Nest Alexander is one of the better all-foam options for heavier folks

It’s not our favorite mattress for heavy people, but at 12.5” thick it is a much better alternative than a lot of beds. One mattress that Nest makes that we like for heavier people is the Hybrid Latex mattress, which combines durable/resilient latex foam with steel coils.

Does Nest Alexander Sleep Hot Or Cold?

Despite the fact that Nest Bedding uses several breathable materials in the cover and foams, the bed sleeps overall more neutral now that Nest has made some upgrades in the past few years. Note that temperature regulation isn’t just affected by the materials of the bed—there are other factors at play as well.

The firmness level is an important element that is often overlooked. The firmer the bed, the cooler you’ll sleep because you will stay more on top of it versus sink into it. All this is to say that Nest Alexander is not the best cooling mattress, but you can’t outright claim that it sleeps hot.

There are few proper cooling beds on the market because only about 20 percent of people “sleep hot at night.” That’s according to a survey we ran that involved about 800 people. We think the vast majority of people will be fine with the Nest Alexander Signature Series mattress.

How Is The Edge Support?

A little known, but important, factor to consider when getting a new mattress is edge support. If your mattress is soft and unsupportive along the edges, there’s a chance that it will leave you feeling as if you’re about to roll off of the bed.

If it’s just you sleeping on the mattress, edge support isn’t much of a problem because you have the entire bed to sprawl out on. If you’re sharing your mattress, that’s where edge support becomes worth investigating more closely. On a smaller mattress such as a full size, the available sleeping surface is limited. As such, you’ll want to be able to use the entire mattress, even the edges, to sleep on.

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JD studying edge support

When the bed was first revamped in early 2019, the edge support wasn’t great. Now, however, Nest Bedding has upgraded the edge support to where we don’t see it being an issue for most consumers.

How Well Does Nest Alexander Isolate Motion?

This will be more important for couples, particularly if one partner is a light sleeper. Fortunately, a lot of these modern mattresses are surprisingly good at limiting motion transfer. Because Nest Alexander uses a good amount of softer foams, it’s highly efficient at isolating motion.

You’ll notice there’s little movement traveling through the mattress—and this is an extreme example. If you were to roll around on the bed as an active sleeper would, there would be far less motion transfer.

Pros And Cons Of The Nest Alexander Signature Mattress

Pros

  • Earns highest marks in the foam mattress category. 
  • Manufactured for durability and comfort with solid craftsmanship and sustainability
  • Upgraded edge support provides improved support across the entire bed real estate

Cons

  • Weight sensitivity restricts ideal larger people and couples at the 250-pound threshold. 
  • Good value, but not the cheapest.

Nest Alexander Mattress Review: Verdict

If you want a luxury foam mattress, it truly is hard to do any better than Nest Alexander. It is a nice blend of a number of factors. It’s durable, comfortable and well made with two firmness levels. It’s not for everyone, but we think there will be many people that will love this mattress.

Nest Alexander Signature vs Hybrid Model

There are three major differences between the Signature and Hybrid models. Firstly, the support core is different. The Signature Series has dense foam and the hybrid model has pocketed coils. As a result, the Hybrid would be our pick of the two for heavier individuals. It will also be the bouncier, more responsive bed.

Second, the Hybrid model is available in three firmness levels—including a Plush model—while the Signature Series only has the two firmness options. As such, if you want a softer bed, the “Medium” and “Plush” versions for the Hybrid are wonderful options. If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, you can choose either the Signature Series or the Hybrid model because both of them offer firm versions.

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Nest Bedding Policies: Shipping, Unboxing And Returns

If you buy a mattress online you should expect four things at minimum. The first thing is free shipping. Some brands ship their mattress inside a box via FedEx or UPS, others use white-glove delivery through regional carriers.

Nest Bedding does both. By default, it offers free shipping via FedEx with all its mattresses. The process takes about a week, which is remarkably quick. As you might have expected, the mattress will show up compressed inside of a box.

If you want white-glove delivery, you can request it, but it costs more because it’s more expensive to use a regional delivery firm than it is to use FedEx. White-glove delivery means someone will deliver the bed to your house, set it up for you, remove the packaging and sometimes even dispose of your old mattress. You can check Nest’s website for more details.

The second thing that you’ll get with any bed-in-a-box mattress is a trial period. After all, how are you supposed to say yay or nay if you haven’t felt, seen or even laid on the mattress before?

Like Leesa, Tuft & Needle and a lot of the other mattresses we’ve reviewed, the Nest Alexander Signature Series comes with a 100-night trial period. However, Nest requires that you test out the bed for at least 30 nights before you request a return. After the first month, you can exchange or return the bed for free. Nest will even send an individual to your house to pick up the bed for free.

If you’re happy with the Alexander Signature Series and want to keep it, Nest backs this mattress, and all of its beds, with a lifetime warranty.

Nest also offers a lifetime comfort guarantee, which serves as extra protection against buyer’s remorse. You can buy a new mattress at a discounted rate if—at any point after the trial period—you’re not happy with your current Nest mattress. So, if you want a firmer or softer bed, you can get one. If you want a king-size, but you currently have a queen size, you can get one. We’ve only seen one other company (WinkBed) that also offers a comfort guarantee.

Lastly, what’s also nice about Nest Bedding is that there is a dedicated phone support team to answer any questions you may have and help you decide which bed is best for your situation. You can reach the customer support team by calling 1-888-992-2001. If you do call the support line, mention the code SY10 for 10 percent off your purchase.

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Company Info

Nest Alexander Mattress Physical Locations

Find Nest showrooms in 13 cities and states:

  • San Francisco, CA: 415.701.8002
  • Los Angeles, CA: 818.459.3738
  • Costa Mesa, CA: 714.740.7314
  • Palo Alto, CA: 650.383.5759
  • Albany, CA: 510.559.8002
  • Austin, TX: 512.465.2714
  • New York, NY: 646.586.3800
  • Santa Monica, CA: 310.395.5394
  • Denver, CO: 720.773.4571
  • Phoenix, AZ: 888.992.2001
  • Minneapolis, MN: 952.222.07529
  • Seattle, WA: 206.905.6860

Nest Alexander contact information

  • Reach out to Nest Alexander through the company’s online form
  • Call Nest Alexander at 1.888.992.2001.
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Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

How did the Slumber Yard get the Nest Alexander Signature Series mattress?

It was sent to us by Nest Bedding so that we could review it and publish our thoughts. Per usual, we did not accept any money to say good/bad things about the bed. We review products independently and without the input from Nest or other brands.

Does Nest Bedding sell products in stores?

Yes. It has numerous showrooms in the United States, including in Los Angeles, New York and Palo Alto.

Does Nest Bedding sell any latex mattresses?

Yes. We’ve posted reviews of two Nest latex mattresses.

Why does Nest Bedding have a minimum 30-day trial period before accepting returns?

There are a number of reasons. First, your body needs time to adjust to a new mattress. Second, Nest doesn’t want people rushing to decisions. And third, the company probably has data that suggests that this minimum trial period will cut down on the return rates of mattresses. That’s just speculation, but it seems to make sense.

Where are Nest Bedding products manufactured?

They are made in the United States.

How do you clean this mattress?

It doesn’t have a removable cover, which means you should spot clean as necessary or get a mattress protector. We aren’t huge fans of mattress protectors, though, we understand why you might want one. Mattress protectors can actively fight against the risk of stains, but it also can make a bed feel firmer and (somewhat) harsher. For most adults, we think the spot-clean option will be fine unless you’re concerned with keeping the bed free of stains.

What other products does Nest Bedding make?

In addition to the Alexander Signature Series mattress, Nest has Love & Sleep (the budget bed), Alexander Hybrid (the coil pillow top bed), Hybrid Latex (the natural/organic option) and a few others. The company also has different sheet sets, duvets, comforters, mattress toppers, pillows and bed frames.

What’s the difference between Nest Alexander Signature and Nest Alexander Hybrid?

The Alexander Signature is an all-foam mattress with an organic cotton cover. It has two firmness levels on the same mattress since it’s flippable. Nest Alexander Hybrid has coils and is a pillow top mattress. They feel totally different, though both are comfortable.

Does it have any certifications?

Yes. Nest Alexander Signature has the CertiPUR-US certification.

Where do I try a Nest Alexander Signature mattress?

Try the Nest Alexander Signature mattress in your own bedroom. The bed-in-a-box ships directly to your home for a 100-night trial.

Where do I buy a Nest Alexander Signature mattress?

Buy yours at the Nest Bedding site or other online mattress seller, or stop into one of the showrooms.

Is there a Nest Alexander Signature mattress discount code I can use?

Try the code SUMMERLOVE for 20 percent savings.

How often will I find a Nest Alexander Signature mattress sale?

Nest Alexander loves sales as much as we do. That means you almost never need to pay the sticker price. Even better, Next Alexander and the mattress industry as a whole tend to host even bigger sales events during major U.S. holidays like the Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day.