I can’t even begin to tell you how I feel about my new iComfort Sleep System from Serta. I absolutely adore it. Every comfy inch. It is hands down the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on in my life and the whole family agrees. We regularly party as a family of 5 in the mornings in bed. Of course, I am over the moon to have one myself and I will tell you all about it but I am at least as excited to give one away to one wonderful and lucky reader! That’s one good looking mattress don’t you think?
I don’t know about you, but I was sleeping on a mattress that never really gave me a good night’s sleep. After having 3 kids I continued to have problems with my back and neck and often woke up with aches and pains. I felt much older than my 33 years and I knew we needed a change but mattress shopping can be really difficult and I did not know exactly what we were looking for. Lucky for me, the perfect choice landed in front of me!
Last year I was asked to tour the Serta Mattress headquarters and factory with 7 other fabulous bloggers and I can honestly say we were blown away by the care and quality that goes into all of these mattresses and that effort Serta put into making their workplace as much of a haven as possible for their employees. At the end of the tour we got to test all of the iComfort models and choose one for our own homes. We had no trouble rolling around together on these beds and playing with the massage and adjustments. I think we were all a little in love with the comfort level.
A Little About the iComfort
The iComfort is a memory foam mattress, but Serta has totally changed the game. Everyone loves the pressure relieving aspects of memory foam beds and the fact that they don’t need different numbers to be great for different sleepers. Yes, I know people love to wonder if you can really rest a glass of wine on one, but I have not tried that. What many people complained about with memory foam was that it slept hot, that they sunk in or that it was hard to change positions. Well, Serta changed all that! Memory foam technology hadn’t changed much in 40 years and Serta rocked that boat and has a frame that is adjustable and gives a massage!
The gel microbeads in the iComfort will not only move to the parts of your body that need more support (instead of just allowing your whole body to sink) but they also have an open cell structure that allows airflow and actually takes heat away from your body. I can tell your from experience that both me and my husband sleep hot and we have no complaints in the iComfort. After a few months, we are still as giddy about this bed as the first day.
Hello Luxury Adjustable Bed!
I have to admit, I was more than little curious about an adjustable base on my bed. However, I adored being able to adjust my hospital bed when I had my babies and I thought it might be fun to have. Fun is not the right word. I adore it. Not only does it help to relieve pressure on my back if I am reading or typing (the TV / PC setting rocks) but it allows us to elevate our legs if I need specific relief in my lower back or to help my circulation. I actually really messed up my tailbone over Christmas when I smashed it into the corner of a table and guess what? They only place I am totally comfortable sitting is in my bed. We also pile in bed and let the kids put the back up for books. They love it! The adjustable base is more expensive, but in this case if I could afford it, I would go for it. You spend a lot of time in bed and should spend what you can afford to have the most restful night of sleep possible.
The iComfort Models
You can love a firm bed and love the iComfort. Like regular mattresses, Serta has incorporated 4 comfort levels to the iComfort. We got to try them all and really, they are all wonderful. However, out of 7 women every bed was picked by at least one person. We are all different!
From the right, you are looking at the Insight, the Genius, the Revolution and the Prodigy. The Insight is the basic iComfort model. The Genius is for lovers of extra firm beds. The Revolution (the bed we chose) is a big old balance between firm support and plush comfort on the top. The Prodigy is for all those cushy pillow top lovers out there. Serta has also released a new model, the Renewal Refined, which I have not tried. It is like the ultimate bed, with 5 layers of luxurious foam, gel and support.
One thing you should note with the iComfort beds is that the “box spring” is upholstered like the edge of the mattress and looks really good. I have not gotten around to building my headboard yet and this is not bothering me with this bed. However, the adjustable base will fit inside a standard bed frame as long as it is well supported and the legs are removed. If you keep the legs on, they are a very good looking dark brown. Also note space requirements. For queens and smaller, the base is one piece, so make sure it will fit up the stairs or in your elevator! We finally got the king bed I have dreamed of and I am glad because that base comes in two pieces. I don’t think the queen would have fit up the strange staircase in this old house.
The iComfort models run from around $899 for a twin XL insight with a standard box spring to $3499 for the Renewal Refined in a King with a standard box spring. The adjustable base is about $1600 for a king.
What Makes a Serta Mattress Special?
Touring the Serta headquarters and main factory was an eye opener. I was happy to hear that 95% of Serta’s materials are made right here in the U.S.A. Did you know it takes about an hour to make a mattress at Serta? That means that they can have a lean process where mattresses are not made unless they are ordered. They don’t have to hold tons of inventory, because your mattress is made for you. Watching a mattress get made was super fun, not only because I love machines, but because I love watching men sew. The iComfort is Serta’s newest addition and is a memory foam mattress. Of course, they have a full line of mattresses with the traditional innerspring support system inside layers of soft comfort levels. Serta also uses a proprietary blend of fibers to create their Fireblocker layer, which helps to isolate the impact of a fire and prevent the spread of flames.
Serta tests each mattress configuration rigorously to make sure that your mattress will last and remain comfortable for a good long time. They have machines that simulate sleep and ones that behave like your crazy jumping child if he was a lot heavier and jumped for months straight. I am pretty sure that was my favorite!
Depending on which mattress they are making, somewhere between 2-5 layers will go into the comfort level (that’s the top part that makes you happy) and be sewn together by this baby.
It comes out looking very like a mattress top right?
After the top layers are sewn and the frame is given corner supports it is ready to be sewn together and literally goes very quickly from a cool mess to a very comfy bed! Here you can see the top and bottom pieces with the fabric edge added to come around the frame. They are stapled on using a very cool looking staple gun that I did not get to try. Sad panda. I love tools.
Then Mr. Awesome (any man who sews earns that title) sews it all together and voila! A brand new mattress!
Win Your Own Serta iComfort Sleep System!
Any Size, any style and any base. Yep, you choose your perfect night’s sleep! I am over the moon to offer this to you. This is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and I am proud to share the iComfort with you and also Serta’s commitment to making the world’s best mattress. That tagline totally fits.
This is a huge prize and I am offering a few ways you can win but make sure you do the mandatory entry and tell me in the comments about your mattress and what you want in a new one.
Disclosure: Serta sent me the Revolution iComfort Sleep System with Adjustable base and they paid for my travel costs to attend the iComfort Blogger Experience as well as a stipend for tax purposes. The opinions and reviews here are my own and have not been changed or altered by anyone else. This is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Even fancy hotels pale in comparison. That’s my opinion.