As you likely know, Serta is one of the largest mattress brands out there. They sell predominately through retailers such as Macy’s, US-Mattress, and others.
If you do purchase the bed through US-Mattress, it comes with free delivery. This means that a local delivery firm will bring it by your house. And, unlike a traditional bed-in-a-box mattress, there’s no waiting time once you’ve got the mattress all setup. It’s ready to sleep on within just a few minutes.
From the day of delivery, you’ll have 120-nights to sleep on your new bed and make a final decision. For anyone that’s counting, that’s a full four months. Remember, it can take your body anywhere from two weeks to a full month to adjust to a new mattress.
If for any reason you decide that the Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 isn’t the bed for you, US-Mattress offers 100% free returns—at least as of when we’re posting this review (late 2018). You can check US-Mattress.com to see if they still have that same policy.
If you keep the bed, it comes with a 10-year warranty, regardless of which retailer you order through. In other words, it has a manufacturer warranty to protect against defects and so on—the retailer isn’t warrantying anything beyond the first four months.
The Blue Max 1000 mattress is not cheap, but it’s not expensive either—it’s sort of in the sweet spot for a lot of consumers. Here’s a pricing breakdown for the mattress.
|King / Cal King||$2,499|
The interesting thing with brands such as Serta, Sealy Posturepedic, Simmons Beautyrest, and TempurPedic is that the retailer only has so much control over pricing. They typically can’t offer actual coupon codes, but they can throw in incentives to sweeten the pot a little.
And that’s precisely what US-Mattress does. They will sometimes offer cash discounts, but more often they will bundle in Visa gift cards or consumer electronics. You can check US-Mattress.com to see current promotions or you can head over to our Mattress Coupons page to see the deals that we’ve spotted today.
The Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 is a 13” thick, all-foam mattress. That’s 3” thicker than your standard all-foam bed.
It begins with a foam core as a base, then two separate layers of 1.5” thick EverCool Supreme Memory Foam, making 3” total of this material. Last is a 1” layer of TempActiv Max Gel Memory Foam, making four straight inches of memory foam.
Also, all Serta foam is certified by CertiPur and has been tested by suppliers to ensure that they are made without prohibited phthalates, ozone depleters, mercury, lead, or other heavy metals, formaldehyde, or PBDEs. They also have low emission of VOCs for indoor air quality. Basically, the foam materials are safe for you, your kiddos, and the planet.
One feature that sets the Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 apart from the rest is the cover. It’s a ribbed cover in grey with a few blue lines across it, which our office guys like to refer to as racing stripes.
It’s very soft and thick. When we asked what the cover is made out of, they told us it’s a special proprietary material (we asked multiple times and they wouldn’t elaborate on what that means).
While the cover is removable, we don’t suggest you ever actually remove it. It’s a pain. If you happen to spill anything on the bed, just spot clean with some mild detergent and warm water. Regardless, the dark color of the cover does a good job of hiding stains.
This mattress comes in two different firmness options: Cushion Firm and Plush. The Plush option is a medium on the firmness scale and has a traditional viscose memory foam feel. The Cushion Firm sits at about a medium-firm to firm.
In terms of feel, this bed has a dense yet soft memory foam feel. We think it feels like you’re melting into the material. When you lay down on this bed, you’ll find yourself sinking in and the material contouring around your body, almost like the bed is giving you a hug.
You do get that “stuck” feeling with this bed, which, again, is typical of a lot of memory foam mattresses. At the risk of stating of the obvious, do not get this bed if you want something bouncy and responsive. Switching sleeping positions on this mattress is no small task.
Of the two firmness options, the Cushion Firm is the one to get if you’re a back or stomach sleeper. It will still have a true memory foam feel, but you’ll get a much firmer sleeping surface, which should help your back out quite a bit.
Keep in mind that the more you weigh, the softer the bed will feel to you. This is true of all beds, especially those that are constructed entirely of foam.
For side sleepers, the Plush version, as you’d expect, is the better option. It offers a lot more pressure relief, which is what you’re looking for particularly for your hips and shoulders.
As for combo sleepers, this bed might have a little too much resistance when you try to switch positions at night. This makes it difficult to move around on the bed, and could potentially cause less restful sleep. Alternatively, it could cause you to want to move around less, so it really just depends on the sleeper.
We rarely recommend all-foam mattresses for heavier people, but since this mattress is thicker (13″ in total) it will be one of the better option for individuals weighing over 250 lb. We think of like Loom & Leaf or Novosbed.
If you’re a bit heavier, make sure to first try out the Cushion Firm option. If you twisted our arm, it’s definitely not our favorite mattress for heavy and overweight people, to whom we usually recommend hybrid mattresses with springs, but its not a bad option.
As for petite people, this bed is fine. You might want to go for the Plush option (no matter what sleeper type) because lighter people tend to lay more on top of mattresses instead of in them. You’ll get more of that memory foam quicksand feel with a softer bed. Same goes for children and teens who are on the lighter side. Just remember: must love memory foam.
While the Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 does have three layers of cooling gel foam, we found this bed to sleep more temperature neutral.
Memory foam beds like this one usually tend to heat up and sleep warm, so the cooling technology does a good job of neutralizing that. Whether you sleep warm or cool will have to do with more external factors, such as your thermostat, pajamas, or local climate.
Possibly. First of all, both partners must absolutely love memory foam to buy this mattress. If that’s the case, we can proceed by discussing two extra elements that are only really important to couples.
Motion isolation is all about how well the bed absorbs movement. Memory foam beds are usually very good at stopping cross-mattress motion and that is indeed the case with the Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 mattress. Have a look for yourself.
The edge support on this bed is good, but not great. This means if you and your partner like to fight over the middle of the bed, the loser won’t fall off the edge and onto the floor.
The one caveat with regard to edge support is that memory foam has the habit of remembering your shape, hence the name. As such, once you find yourself along the edge of the bed, it’s harder to roll back into the center than it is to roll off. In other words, the path of least resistance is off the mattress. This is the reason we’re not raving about the edge support. Otherwise, we’d say it’s quite good.
If you love memory foam, you’ll probably love the Serta iComfort Blue Max. Go for the Plush option if you’re a side sleeper, and the Cushion Firm option if you’re a back or stomach sleeper.
How did we get this bed?
|Ours friends over at US-Mattress actually sent it to us to try, but as always, we did not receive any compensation from them to write a good or bad review. All opinions are that of the Slumber Yard staff team.|
Do I need to flip or rotate my Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000?
|We recommend that you rotate any mattress every 3-6 months to prevent against any sagging or permanent indentations. Try remembering to do it seasonally, that should help you keep track of time. It’s not necessary to flip your Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000. There is a base layer of foam that is on the bottom for a purpose, so leave it right side up according to the cover.|
Does Serta sell any other sleep related products?
|Why yes, they do. They have pillows, mattress protectors, blankets and sheets, and even bed frames. They also have baby and puppy products, which is just adorable, because they deserve luxury memory foam beds too.|