- Great for back and stomach sleepers
- Very affordable
- Sleeps cool
- Limits motion transfer well
- Free shipping, free returns, 100 night risk free trial & lifetime warranty
- Not ideal for side sleepers
The Nest Love & Sleep mattress is a great budget option, especially for back and stomach sleepers.
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Like most companies in the bed in a box space, Nest Bedding will ship their mattress directly to your door for free. The mattress arrives in a surprisingly small box – most people that are unfamiliar with the bed in a box concept are shocked how these companies can fit a mattress into such a small box. Once the mattress arrives, Nest Bedding offers a 100 night risk free trial. So if you decide you don’t like the bed at any point during the trial period, just give the company a call, they’ll refund your money and send someone to come pick up the mattress free of charge.
Also, Nest Bedding backs their mattresses with a limited lifetime warranty. Basically, they’ll replace the mattress if the bed ever sags more than 1″ or there is some sort of manufacturing defect or physical flaw. The bed is also manufactured in the United States in a factory in Phoenix – it’s quite impressive that they were able to make a bed in the USA at such an affordable price tag.
Mattress Materials & Construction
First up, it’s important to note that there are two different versions of the Love & Sleep mattress. You can choose between the medium feel option and a luxury firm option. We tested the medium feel option so keep that in mind throughout this review.
As far as construction, like most bed in a box mattresses, there’s a thick layer of support foam on the bottom. In this case, it’s 6″ thick and gives the bed a solid foundation. In the middle is a 1″ layer of SmartFlow Foam, which is in egg crate form. This is layer is supposed to help with air flow and contour to the shape of your body. On top is a 3″ layer of Energex Cooling Foam, which is a hybird material – it’s not memory foam nor latex. However, in our opinion, it feels more like latex to us – more on that below. The Energex foam is designed to provide a little bounce so you don’t just sink into the mattress like you do with some memory foam beds.
For the cover, Nest went with a phase change cooling fabric, similar to what we saw with the Cocoon by Sealy mattress. It’s very soft, decently think and overall, we like it a lot. No complaints there.
Feel, Firmness Level and Coolness
As I eluded to earlier, the Love & Sleep mattress does not have that traditional memory feel to it. As such, it’s definitely a little on the firmer side of the spectrum. In our eyes, it feels very similar to Tuft & Needle, which is a mattress we like a lot. We’d just say it’s just a tad firmer than Tuft. Overall, we give it a 5.75 out of 10 on our firmness scale with 1 being like laying on a 12 year old pillow and 10 like laying on a sidewalk.
It’s still comfortable though, it just provides quite a bit more support than a lot of other beds we’ve tested. As a result, we think the Love & Sleep is best for back and stomach sleepers as well individuals that are on the heavier side – you never get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling whatsoever. If you’re a side sleeper, the mattress will still get the job done for you – it’s just not ideal. When you’re on your side, the bed is still soft and accommodating, it just doesn’t cradle those pressure points as well as others we’ve tested like Purple, Casper or Nolah, for example.
As far as keep you cool, the Love & Sleep actually performs quite well. It’s not the coolest sleeping mattress we’ve ever tested but it’s definitely better than the average bed in a box. I’m not exactly sure of the exact science behind it, but the phase changing fabric cover does a good job of regulating your body temperature. We tested this mattress in the middle of summer here in Sacramento and we never had an issue waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat or anything like that.
SEE ALSO: Top 5 Best Cooling Mattresses
Motion Transfer / Mattress Responsiveness
Sine this bed has more of a latex feel than a memory foam feel, we didn’t know what to expect in terms of motion transfer. However, the Love & Sleep does a surprisingly good job here. It pretty much mutes all motion transfer, making this a great option for anyone that moves around a lot or who has a partner that tosses and turns a lot throughout the night.
This mattress is also pretty responsive. The mattress reacts almost immediately after pressure is taken off the bed. I don’t envision any issues with sagging or durability.
Pricing + Coupon Codes
Perhaps, the most attractive thing about the Love & Sleep mattress is the price tag. It’s priced very, very affordably – in fact, it made our Top 5 Best Budget Mattresses list. Here’s the pricing breakdown:
It’s also worth noting you can get more specialized sizes – they offer a Twin XL, Split King and Split Cal King as well. Plus, you can use code RIZ8 for 8% off the Love & Sleep mattress.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about this bed, namely it’s price. It’s hard to find a better value out there at the end of the day. If you’re not a big fan of that traditional memory foam feel and you’re a back/stomach sleeper, the Love & Sleep is a fantastic budget option.