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If you find yourself rolling over to the other side of the bed to find the comfiest groove and waking up to regular, long-lasting backaches, it might be time to replace your mattress. While experts suggest trading in your mattress every seven to 12 years, our bodies are the best natural indicator when it comes to starting to hunt for a new one.
“You’ve got to listen to your body. If you’re waking up with aches and pains throughout the course of the night and you’re only at the five-year mark, don’t suffer for another seven or eight years,” explains Andrew Holmes, a corporate sleep consultant and the founder of Sleep Efficiency.
As a crucial part of sleep hygiene, sleeping on a quality and supportive mattress can instantly improve your sleep, daily productivity and overall health.
In a market packed with endless mattress-in-a-box options, we managed to find a top-rated choice from Wayfair on sale for between 42 to 62 per cent off.
What is it?
Enter the Wayfair Sleep 8" Medium Firm Memory Foam Mattress, a memory foam mattress that lets you rest easy and feel supported in any sleeping position.
It available four standard bed sizes: Twin, Full, Queen and King, with prices varying by size.
How does it work?
This fan-favourite mattress is crafted with four layers of memory foam to provide the three essential zones of pressure-relieving comfort: head and neck to maintain proper sleep posture, lower back and hips to keep the spine in its natural position and lower legs and feet with soft support for the lighter areas of the body.
Offering a medium to firm comfort level, it also delivers low motion transfer which allows you to sleep peacefully without disruptions even while your partner tosses and turns. Plus, it's both hypoallergenic and breathable, so even sensitive sleepers can rest easy.
And like all mattresses that ship in a box, the Wayfair Memory Foam mattress cuts our the time for heavy-lifting and assembly. For easy set-up, simply place the box onto a flat surface in your bedroom and carefully pull the mattress out of the box. Cut the plastic bag along the edges of the mattress and allow a little time for the mattress to expand and bounce into shape.
Each mattress includes a polyester cover and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
What are customers saying?
The Wayfair Sleep 8" Medium Firm Memory Foam Mattress is backed up by a solid 4.6-rating and 31,810 reviews.
“My husband and I had a pillow top spring mattress for 10yrs or so and for the last 5yrs or so all I would do is toss and turn from side to side because my hips would get so sore. I wanted a memory foam mattress but didn't want to pay thousands of dollars! I found this and thought what do we have to lose. I now don't wake up at all during the night and I can move in the morning when I do wake up. I am perfectly content with this mattress,” reads one five-star review.
“Perfect! Followed directions to unwrap and it slowly expanded to a very comfortable mattress. Bought for daughter's college apartment so wouldn't have to lug a regular mattress and box spring upstairs and in a car. Highly recommend,” reads another.
“I weren't sure of what to expect when I bought these mattresses. However, I was pleasantly surprised! These are so comfortable and I LOVE IT, sleeping all night, no smell so FIRM but comfortable. Starting expanding as soon as I put it on my bed frame,” says yet another. “Very comfortable. I recommend this to anyone.”
Is it for you?
While the majority of customers agree that this mattress very much lives up to its promises, many do touch on its very firm comfort level.
“Its a bit firm but my personal taste is a bit softer. I had a few of our friends lay on it to test it out and all the responses were good,” says one reviewer.
While another reviewer commented, “I'm 5 foot and 110 lbs and this was way too firm. I hardly made a dent!”