Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series Mattress Review

Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series Ratings
  • Motion Isolation
  • Heatiness
  • Lifespan
  • Warranty
  • Price

Summary

The Alexander Medium Memory Foam Mattress from Nest Bedding is a great alternative to Tempurpedic, offers great support and comfort at a fraction of the price.

Made in the USA with high quality materials, Certified Foams and generous trial period to ensure customer satisfaction, the Alexander mattress has been well-received across most review sites.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Needs a firm foundation
  • Edge support could be better
4.8

Full Nest Bedding Alexander Mattress Review

The Nest Bedding Alexander Memory Foam mattress combines a premium quality, superior density memory foam and a plush quilted top to provide a plethora of benefits of name brand memory foam beds without the expense and off-gassing and at a reasonable price.

Designed and crafted in America with locally sourced materials, providing evenly distributed pressure relief at an economical price, the Alexander bed has been ranked at the top of most review sites as the most comfortable mattress.

What Type of Mattress is the Alexander Mattress?

The Alexander Memory Foam mattress by Nest Bedding is designed to be a less expensive alternative to name brand memory foam beds found in most mattress stores.
Nest Bedding, a small family owned business, has a much smaller overhead so they can build a great quality memory foam mattress at a fraction of the cost usually seen in similar quality beds.

Available in 3 firmnesses, the Alexander Memory Foam mattress provides a comfort selection not often found in other online mattress choices.

The Nest Bedding Alexander mattress has a soft, quilted top that provides cushioning and air flow, above a thick, 4 lb gel memory foam layer. The quilted top accounts for the lack of a “stuck in a hole” feeling usually found in most memory foam beds.

The base of the mattress is convoluted, or more commonly known as “egg crate” foam to allow for airflow. Another noticeable distinction is the lack of a heavy chemical smell found in most foam beds.

How Firm is It?

Nest Bedding elected to give consumers the say in what firmness level they prefer, as opposed to other brands which impose one level. The levels are simply called soft, medium and firm. The Nest Bedding Alexander Select Mattress in a roomThe soft is reportedly very soft while the firm is not recommended for side sleepers.

Nest Bedding reports that the majority of the bed sells in the medium style, though firm is a popular choice for heavier customers.

The 100 day free sleep trial (see below) like most online mattress companies is generous and Nest Bedding offers an exchange if you choose the wrong firmness.

Does the Alexander Mattress Offer Good Motion Isolation?

This is one area the Alexander mattress shines. A read through online reviews shows no complaints in this area and it’s easy to see why: we noticed no appreciable movement between partners on the Alexander medium.

Will It Get Hot?

While this is a common complaint with most memory foam beds, the combination of convoluted layers and the quilted top seemed to adequately allow for easy flow of air around the mattress.

Nest Bedding suggests a good, breathable mattress protector on their beds. They also recommend putting the mattress on slats or a breathable box spring to allow for maximum airflow. The floor or plywood under the bed would prevent the bed from getting good circulation.

How Long Will the Mattress Last?

Taken care of properly, the Alexander Memory Foam mattress should last a solid 10-12 years. This is achieved by using premium materials: the base foam layer consists of 2 lb foam and the top layer is a 4 lb foam. To put that in perspective, the leading memory foam brand, costing thousands, uses 1.5 lb base foams (which is of much lower quality).

made in USA signA breathable protector will prevent moisture and dead skin cells from accumulating in the foam and prematurely breaking down the foam, cutting short the mattress’ life.

The bed is designed and crafted in America, which further guarantees a certain quality standard.

Does It Smell When New?

The Alexander Memory Foam mattress has almost no detectable smell upon unpacking, and there is absolutely no off-gassing on the the first night.

CertiPUR-US logoThe materials used in the construction of the mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, thereby ensuring that no noxious chemicals are used.

However, if you encounter any initial new mattress smell, you can allow the bed to air out for a while.

The smell will automatically disappear after few hours.

This is quite common for foam beds, within safe standards and not toxic.

How Is The Alexander Mattress Structured?

The mattress consists of a quilted foam top, a 4-inch 4 lb gel memory foam layer over a 7-inch 2 lb foam base layer, both made of polyurethane foam, which is tested as well as certified by CertiPUR-US (see above).

The Alexander signature mattress sectionThe upper portion of the mattress is a comfort foam layer. It is a high resilience as well as high density memory foam (4 lbs) which is quite durable and helps with cooling.

The comfort layer is also expected to last for many years.

The base layer of the bed is made up of support foam which is a high density poly foam (2 lbs) that helps to mitigate the effect of softening of foam.

The bed is wrapped in a polyester and cotton blend fabric top with a mesh and suede side that gives it a pleasant, clean look.

How big Is this Mattress? What other sizes are available?

The Queen size is a 13″ mattress that measures the industry standard – 60″ by 80″.

It comes compressed and roll-packed in packaging. However, when you unpack it, the mattress promptly expands and is ready for use instantly.

The available sizes are as follows:

  • Twin 39″ x 75″ x 10″
  • Twin XL 39″ x 80″ x 10″
  • Full 54″ x 75″ x 10″
  • King 76″ x 80″ x 10″
  • California King 72″ x 84″ x 10″

Since the mattress comes in a small box, it can be easily placed anywhere in your home absolutely without bothering about any narrow staircases or other constricted spaces.

Does It Need A Foundation Or A Bed Frame?

The company suggests you to use the mattress on a firm and flat foundation.

The mattress is compatible with slatted frames as well as box spring beds. However, any other type of foundation that is not flat and firm enough can alter the level of comfort for users and also cause the mattress to deteriorate over time.

Also, the company advises sleepers who wish to use it on the floor to keep a special type of spacer cloth on its base, in order to allow free flow of air.

However, is you fail to do so and place it on moist surfaces, cotton rugs, or plywood, you may restrict easy flow of air over time, thus sleeping hot as well as causing mildew.

Can I Use A Mattress Pad With the Mattress?

The company suggests you to use a mattress pad or a mattress protector so that your bed stays clean and healthy always. Also, you can use zippered encased mattress protectors that come with allergen filters, which can give you an additional layer of protection.

The manufacturer of the mattress also recommends you to employ a heating pad without voiding the company’s warranty as well as risking any damage.

How Do I Care For the Mattress?

It is quite simple and easy to take care of your new mattress.

Since its cover is not removable, you must use a mattress protector, in order to keep it free from dirt and dust. And that is why, Nest Bedding suggests a waterproof and breathable protector.

Also, the company recommends not to rotate, air, or flip the bed as it is not designed in a specific manner. The bed should however, be used with the gray fabric side down.

Is There a Comfort Guarantee?

The company offers a great return policy: the 100 night free return OR exchange policy. Nest Bedding asks that returned beds be donated locally to obtain a refund, benefiting local charities.

What Is the Warranty Offered by Nest Bedding?

Nest Bedding offers a remarkable warranty that caters to the high standards of their client service.

It offers a 20 year warranty that warranties against any material or craftsmanship flaw only till the time you use the mattress as advised.

Also, it warranties against any flaws like, a visible sag greater than 1″ in the foam of the mattress when there is absolutely no weight on it.

However, most of the other brands only warranty against sagging claims of 1.25- 2″, thereby making the Alexander warranty terms impressive. This policy is applicable all throughout the 20 years from the day you buy the bed, without any pro-rating of the warranty terms.

You must also keep in mind that to refrain from voiding this warranty you must ensure that the bed is well supported by an appropriate bed base that can carry your weight along with the weight of the bed with correct weight distribution.

In case of doubt, ask them directly if the foundation complies.

How Much Does the Alexander Memory Foam Mattress Cost?

As compared to most of the other similar superior quality foam beds, the Alexander Queen-size bed is quite economically priced, with absolutely no compromise on quality, workmanship, return policy, warranty, sleep trial or materials. Perhaps, it offers more value than the much more renowned and eminent competitors.

The mattress is presently available at a price of only $1,099  (with our TED100 coupon), thus the bed certainly offers real value to rational customers not ready to squander money, but also alert about the plethora of over-hyped inferior quality beds on the marketplace today.

These are the prices you can get today directly on Nest’s website:

SizeRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Twin:$899$799
Twin XL:$999$899
Full:$1,099$999
Queen:$1,199$1,099
King:$1,399$1,299
Cal King:$1,399$1,299
Split King:$1,998
Split Cal King:$1,998

Following is the brief list of the characteristics of the Alexander memory foam bed:Furthermore, Nest Bedding is able to provide beds at such a reasonable price because the company phases out middlemen and ships the mattress directly to their user.

Pros

  • A very affordable and comfortable alternative to Tempurpedic or iComfort memory foam mattresses
  • Crafted in the USA
  • No off gassing on unpacking
  • 100 night risk free sleep trial
  • 20 year Limited Warranty
  • Consistently top rated across most online review sites

Cons

  • The mattress requires a firm foundation
  • Not all consumers like a memory foam mattress
  • Like most memory foam beds, not the best edge support

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