The Nest Alexander mattress is made by Nest Bedding, a small online mattress company. They have a few retail stores but their online marketing has propelled them to the front of the Internet bedding market. Their affordable prices and American made goods are just some of their likeable qualities. Besides their line of designs, they produce organic and natural bedding including blankets, pillows, and sheets.
I test ran this product and my report should help you decide if this product is suited for your needs. They recently updated this particular series and the reviews have been stupendous. If you’re considering an update for your current sleeping arrangements this product should be on your list of contenders.
This product is available in three different firmness levels. The level you select will determine the number and thickness of layers in your model. No matter the level you choose, the deign will measure at least 12” thick.
The Signature Select model includes a 1.5” soft quilted cover, 2” of gel memory foam, 2” of visco foam, 3” of SmartFlow foam, and 4” of solid support base layer foam.
The Medium model is made up of 2” of soft quilted foam, 4” of gel memory foam, 1” of visco foam, 2” of SmartFlow foam, and 4” of solid support base layer foam.
Finally, the Firm model consists of 1.5” of quilted cover material, 2” of gel memory foam, 3” of SmartFlow foam, and 6” of solid support base layer foam.
For the purpose of my test run, I’ll be mainly focusing on the medium model, which is the one I chose. If it sounds too soft or firm for your liking, you have the option of choosing the model below or above it to match your needs.
No matter the level you choose, the cover is one of the most luxurious I’ve seen. It has a swirled pattern that’s incredibly soft to lie on. The sides include mesh and suede for aesthetics and support.
First Impression & Overnight Test (Firmness, Feel, & Support)
One of the first positives I noticed is that there was virtually no off-gassing when I was setting up the bed. The company only uses CertiPUR-US certified foams so you don’t have to worry about toxic off-gassing.
Once I got the bed set up, I gave it a test run. I would give the medium model a score of 6 on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the firmest. I typically sleep on my stomach and found that this product gave me just enough support. I felt cradled but not like I was sinking. If you sleep on your side, the softer model might be better for you. If you’re a back sleeper, consider the firmest model.
After a few nights of sleeping on this product, I noticed I was waking up more refreshed. My minor shoulder pain had disappeared and I began to find myself counting down the hours until bedtime just so I could experience the comfort and support I needed. At less than a third of the cost of luxurious designs found in department stores, I couldn’t believe the quality of this brand.
Sinkage, Motion Transfer, & Temperature
The level of sinkage with your Nest Alexander mattress will depend on the firmness level you chose and your weight. The firm Nest Alexander mattress offers virtually no sinkage while the soft will have you feeling the foam surrounding your body. That’s why the medium level is so popular with consumers. It’s a happy compromise between soft and firm.
Because the Nest Alexander mattress is a foam mattress, you can expect great motion absorption throughout the entire night. Your partner’s movements shouldn’t disturb your sleep.
All of the Alexander mattresses include a gel foam layer. This helps keep the Nest Alexander mattress temperature neutral. While I didn’t feel that the Nest Alexander mattress had cooling properties, it didn’t trap heat like other foam mattresses tend to do, thanks to the SmartFlow foam.
Firmness and support
Because you get to choose your firmness level, this will range. But even if you choose the softest model, you don’t have to worry about sinking so far into the mattress that you can’t get out. The same support base foam is included in all of their mattresses, which supports the areas of your body that need it most.
This product has been designed by a true expert. It’s value is a feature all on its own. But what seems to be the most well received feature is its firmness options. The company is very transparent in their materials and design so it’s nice to see exactly how each model differs from the others. This should give you extreme confidence in how you will feel, which is important if you’re not close to a showroom to check it out for yourself.
How Does It Compare?
Let’s take a look at some of the competition:
While these are all great brands, they just don’t match up with the features of my trial run product. With the ability to choose your firmness level and the inclusion of high-quality materials, it tuned out to be in a league of its own.
This product is my favorite brand. The fantastic support left my body feeling amazing and the comfort of the sleeping surface is tough to beat in the price range. I loved the peace of mind the 100-night sleep trial gave me. Overall, the product is a high-quality design that I recommend to the majority of sleepers. Check out our other mattress reviews.