- Soft and firm options
- Soft, memory foam feel that’s not overwhelming
- Good at limiting motion transfer
- Priced affordably
- Free shipping, free returns, 100 night risk free trial and 10 year warranty
- Chill model sleeps cooler
- Top layer is not very responsive
- Edge support is lacking a little
Sealy did a great job with the Cocoon mattresses. We are big fans of both models. The Classic model is a nice option for someone on a budget.
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Like pretty much all bed in a box companies, Cocoon by Sealy offers free shipping. The mattress will arrived compressed in a medium size box. From there, the company gives you a 100 night risk free trial to test out the mattress. If you like it, great. If you don’t, just give the company a call sometime within those first 100 nights and they will send someone to pick the bed up from your home and issue you a full refund. Sealy also backs the Cocoon mattress with a 10 year warranty.
Now it’s important to note that Sealy offers a couple different versions of the Cocoon mattress. You can choose between the Classic version (that’s what we are reviewing today) and the Chill version. The Chill version is a little more expensive but it’s one of the coolest sleeping mattresses we’ve tested. If you’re a hot sleeper, you may want to check out that model. Further, with each model you can choose between a soft feel and a firm feel. We tested out the soft feel – that’s what we will be covering today. For most people, the soft version is going to be the way to go.
Mattress Construction & Layers
Like most bed in a box mattresses, the Coccon Classic starts with a thick layer of support foam for the bottom of the bed. This gives the mattress its foundation and support. In the middle is what Sealy calls its comfort layer. This layer is where Sealy differentiates between the soft and firm feel. If you choose the soft feel, this layer will provide a little more pressure relief. If you choose the firm version, this layer will provide more of an ‘on-the-bed’ feel. On top is a layer of memory foam. You’ve probably felt memory foam before, it’s very common in the industry. It’s very soft and does a great job of cradling your body.
For the cover, Sealy went with a stretch-knit fabric with spun poly fibers. It’s very soft and comfortable but unlike the Chill version, it does not incorporate phase change material. The phase change material helps with temperature regulation (we’ll touch on this more below). The cover is removable but it’s recommended you do not machine wash it. If you happen to spill something on it or get it dirty, you should just spot clean it with a mild detergent.
Overall Feel, Firmness and Temperature Regulation
The Cocoon Classic has a little bit of that traditional memory foam feel. It’s extremely soft and comfortable. The top layer is very accommodating and conforms to your heavier body parts as you apply pressure. However, it still provides a good amount of support. We give the soft version a 5.25 – 5.5 on our firmness scale, which you can see below.
As such, we think this bed is great for back, stomach and side sleepers as well as combo sleepers that rotate between all three positions throughout the night. Back and stomach sleepers never feel as if they’re stuck in the mattress – you always feel as if you’re still on top, which is a good thing. Yet when you’re on your side, the top layer provides plenty of pressure relief for your trunk, hips and shoulders – it’s a nice feeling. If you’re a strict back sleeper and you’re a heavier individual though, you may want to look into the firm version. That version will provide even more support for you.
As far as temperature regulation, we didn’t really notice anything special. We’d say it’s just temperature neutral – it won’t actively keep you cool but you won’t wake up in the middle night drenched in sweat either. If you’re really concerned about sleeping hot, you should check out the Chill version [see on Cocoon’s website]. That version incorporates the phase change material that we like a lot and will do a better job of keeping you cool.
Lastly, let’s touch on edge support – it’s just average with this bed. If you lay or sit near the edge of the mattress, you will notice quite a bit of compression. It’s not a huge deal (you’ll notice this with most all-foam beds) but it is important for couples who share a smaller size mattress (full or queen) where that edge space is valuable.
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Mattress Responsiveness / Motion Transfer
Since the top layer is comprised of memory foam, the mattress isn’t that quick when it comes to responsiveness. It takes the mattress an extra second or two to pop back to its original form after releasing pressure. All this means is that combo sleepers may find it more difficult to switch between sleeping positions throughout the night.
On the positive side though, since this is an all-foam bed, motion transfer is very limited. The mattress passed our test with flying colors. If you or your partner toss and turn or get up a lot throughout the night, you likely won’t wake each other up. Big thumbs up there.
Pricing + Coupon Code
The Cocoon Classic comes in near the middle-to-low end of the pricing spectrum for the bed in a box industry. All of their mattresses fall below the $1,000 mark. Here’s the pricing by size:
Plus, Cocoon is almost always offering some sort of discount code or promotion to make the mattress even cheaper. Right now, you can get $100 off any Cocoon mattress w/ code RIZKNOWS.
We really like both Cocoon mattresses. Sealy did a great job designing and constructing the beds. If you like the feel of memory foam but don’t want too much of it, you’ll like this bed. It’s very soft, very comfortable and it provides a good amount of support. If price is your chief concern, go with the Classic model. If you’re a hot sleeper and staying cool is most important, go with the Chill model.