I was able to have this shipped to my local Walmart for free. The nice folks at Walmart loaded it into my car (it fit in the back of my Ford Escape no problem due to the vacuum packaging). I'm a single woman, and I don't own a big truck or anything, so it was nice being able to bring this baby home all by myself. Once home I was able to unload this (approx 100 lb) mattress onto my front deck and drag it into the house myself. Once I got it into my house I dragged it into my bedroom up onto my box spring it was downhill from there. **** Tip-Once I unrolled the mattress out flat I turned it over to make it pillow top side up before cutting the final bag. That way you don't have to flip the mattress back over after it's fully expanded. I'm around 155 lbs and somewhat strong and was able to get this mattress set up in no time by myself. It would be a lot easier if two people set this up, but in a pinch a single woman (or man) may be able to set this up on their own depending on how strong one is.
Comfort- I'm a side sleeper who sometimes rolls onto my back, and I sleep like a baby on this mattress! I was worried from reading other reviews that the mattress may be too firm with not enough give for my shoulders when sleeping on my side, but it's perfect because you have the pillow top to sink into a bit. I just returned an expensive mattress that was too soft and didn't give me enough support at all, so this mattress was a nice change. I would say this mattress is overall pretty firm, but it's not like sleeping on concrete or anything due to the pillow top. I felt like I would sink down so much I would sleep "in" my old mattress, and I sleep on this Signature Sleep mattress. I don't wake up with back pain or sore shoulder muscles anymore! Yay!
Temperature- Thankfully, this mattress does not make me sweat or get hot like my old mattress did.
Coils- The 744 coil count is really pretty respectable for a mattress so reasonably priced! My last mattress had 900 coils and it was horrible, so go figure.
Price- God bless this mattress because I just returned my $1,800.00 "top of the line" mattress and got my money back in full. In this economy we need to be smart consumers, and I like that I didn't have to go into credit card debt for this beauty.
Odor- I didn't notice any sort of icky "new" smell to the mattress at all and was able to sleep on it just fine the first night. Another reviewer (with good intentions :) ) said they highly recommend spraying Febreze on the mattress, but just be careful with that. I just learned that any moisture/sweat breaks down the materials in your mattress faster. In order to protect my mattress I bought one of those bed bug/waterproof cover kits from a local mattress store to keep moisture out of my mattress. I then put a mattress pad over the waterproof layer so it doesn't feel like I'm sleeping on a plastic sheet.
Length- I noticed there were a couple reviews about the mattress being a bit shorter in length, but I haven't noticed this at all. This mattress seems to be exactly the length of my last queen mattress and still comes to the very end of my box spring just like my last expensive mattress did. No issues with the length for the queen mattress at all.
Box spring- I chose to get a cheap low profile box spring for a more stable base and because I like some height to my bed. I cannot comment as to how well this mattress works without a box spring, but others have posted about this in their reviews.
Rotate- I'm no mattress expert, but from everything I've been told by the experts and from what I've read online it's very important to rotate your pillow top mattress! You cannot flip a pillow top, but you still need to rotate it every month or two- especially when it's new. It wouldn't hurt to put a little monthly reminder in your phone or something, because if you're like me you will forget!
Overall- I'm glad I love this mattress because I definitely did not want to deal with how I was going to return it after it had expanded to full size. Thanks to all the other reviewers who helped me pick the right mattress online and saved me a ton of money! Sweet dreams! :)
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