Long gone are the days of traditional store shopping – and this stands even for objects that used to belong to the “large and heavy” category. Thanks to modern technology and innovative ideas, now we can just go online, do a bit of research and choose anything from thousands of models and brands: cars, clothes, foods, books, gadgets and even mattresses-in-a-box, an invention I find particularly spectacular and extremely ingenious!
Think of how far we’ve come: from renting a truck to transport a big mattress for our bed to clicking on a product and receiving a box at our door. The mattress you ordered is nicely packed in that package; a particular technique is used to compress the size and volume of the product and make it fit the teeny box. But maybe some of you would raise an eyebrow: is this a safe product to sleep on, especially for a long time? The answer is yes, and let me explain why:
- “Bed-in-a-box” mattresses (which are usually made from memory foam) absorb the motion of one sleeper, and thus the other person sleeping in the same bed will feel no disturbance.
- Most owners of such mattresses say that they enjoy perfect support. After sleeping on them, they noticed that these beds tend to adjust and mold more efficiently to their bodies. The results are an above-average support and pressure-point relief.
- People suffering from back pain report having felt better after sleeping on such a mattress. They experience a decrease of the pain level or even its complete disappearance, especially if the products are made from higher-density memory foam.
- Side-sleepers find the best support in such mattresses – and most of the people sleep on their side, whether it’s the left or the right.
- The models are usually quiet under any conditions, and that ensures a sound sleep for the owner.
The debate on the “mattress-in-a-box” concept has raised several questions about the materials used for the construction, the safety they provide and about the impact of the packing technique on the product. Unbiased recommended reviews offer all the information we need:
- All memory foam mattresses have to pass various safety tests before entering the market, including a flammability check. In the U.S., for instance, such items must be able to withstand the exposure of a burning cigarette, for a certain amount of time.
- The evolution of the consumer-oriented policies has brought new standards when it comes to the quality of the materials used for the constructions of the mattresses.
- The packing technique does not influence the performance of the mattress. The foam-integrated technology prevents any damage or failures generated by the compression.
Most “mattress-in-a-box” owners have reported that these memory foam products seem to have a more extensive lifespan than the average ones. They can be easily lifted, handled and moved; they don’t require a topper and rotating them twice a year will help preserve their main features. Plus, unboxing a bed is quite a fun experience: open the box; cut the plastic wrap carefully and let your new bed unroll under your eyes!