What Is a Luxury Mattress? Here’s the Surprising Answer...


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What Is a Luxury Mattress? Here’s the Surprising Answer...

Your mattress matters. But, without being an expert, how can you tell the difference between luxury bedding and the standard variety? Hint: It’s about a lot more than just the price tag. 

We don't like to brag but here at SLEEP365 we sleep beautifully every night. The kind of deep down, soul filling, body restoring sleep that leaves you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face the day.

Want a piece of that? Of course you do! 

While there are several things that can influence how your night goes, it’s your mattress that can really make or break your sleep. A bad mattress will not offer your body the comfort it needs while you're snoozing, leaving you tossing and turning at best (or waking up in pain, at worst). Neither of which is a recipe for leaping joyfully out of bed every morning. 

A luxury mattress made from quality materials is a step in the right direction. But we think that there should be more to that lux label. What you sleep on and how it is made matters. In fact, that’s what we’re all about – taking the thread, fabric, foam and coils, and creating something better.

Here’s how it all works...



First Things First: What Makes a Luxury Mattress Different?

The basic components of any mattress are typically something along the same lines. So what makes up the difference between the garden-variety and the deluxe versions? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In fact, luxury starts deep on the inside — with the sourcing of the materials themselves.

Even though there’s a fairly standard set menu when it comes to the ingredients used to make mattresses… The quality of these can vary massively from one product or brand to the next.

Let’s start with mattresses in the $500-600 range. That particular mattress will almost certainly feel fine for about 9-12 months. But its materials — usually synthetic and mass produced — are also going to break down very quickly. Materials of this type just are not going to hold their shape or live up to your expectations, especially after that first year of use.

A luxury mattress, on the other hand, made from high-grade materials will last much longer.

Let’s take a look at the premium, high-quality mattress market now. We’re not going to lie to you: your mattress is not a purchase; it’s an investment. When you buy a mattress, you’re hoping that it's going to help you sleep comfortably in the short term, and that it will last you at least some time before having to invest in a new one.


The basic components of any mattress are typically something along the same lines. So what makes up the difference between the garden-variety and the deluxe versions? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In fact, luxury starts deep on the inside — with the sourcing of the materials themselves.

Here’s the thing… This means those cheap mattresses are often a bit of a one-trick pony. In fact, they’re typically a part of something called a “false economy”. This is a super fancy economics term for anything that people do to save a little money on a purchase, but that ultimately costs more money over the long-term.

How do you avoid that, though? Thankfully, there is a way! By investing in a higher quality product, you can actually save money over time that would otherwise be spent on replacements or maintenance.


Yes, this means that your mattress may cost more upfront. But, you’re going to be sleeping on it more comfortably, and for many more years, than any cheap mattress. AKA, you won’t need to replace it as often or invest in unnecessary upkeep. Plus, luxury mattresses tend to come with premium customer service, better warranties, and even more bells and whistles, too.


Plus, luxury mattresses tend to come with premium customer service, better warranties, and even more bells and whistles, too.



What's Inside a Luxury Mattress? 

Buyer Beware! Unfortunately, not all luxury mattresses are created equally. With that in mind, let’s take a peek inside one brand’s mattresses (hint: it’s us!) to find out what makes a mattress truly premium and luxury, from top to bottom and everything in between.


Foam is foam, right? Wrong!

Good, thick foam is seductive. It begs you to just lie down and luxuriate. But even mediocre mattresses claim to use “quality foam,” so how can you tell the difference?

For us, only the highest density, premium foam really counts. We use organic latex, the foamiest of foams, which provides the best support for today, and for years to come. Our GOLS certified organic latex is sustainably sourced, making it healthier for your body and the environment.


Coil collective

A bed that bounces is a sad sight to behold. Ever felt the springs in your mattress digging into you? Or seen them popping through the cover? The culprit is cheap coils and shoddy construction.

Great coils are there to take a load off, positioning your body correctly as you sleep. We use high-quality steel coils, wrapped like little gifts in durable fabric. This allows them to move independently, so that they work in harmony for ergonomic support, long lasting comfort and less motion disturbance from a restless partner.


Sheep soft

Pay attention to the fiber batting too. It’s about far more than just filler. 

As far as top-notch luxury is concerned, you just can't beat wool for its multi-tasking abilities. It’s super soft and a wonder at wicking away moisture for a cool, comfortable, and healthy night's sleep. What’s more: we use exclusively organic wool in our mattresses, which holds its own for years. 


It's a wrap

We’ve spent all this time focusing on the inside of your mattress. The outside of a luxury mattress is important too, though. After all, this is what you're going to be lying on top of, night after night. 

To take everything up yet another notch, we use a rich blend of organic cotton and Lycra for a soft and breathable cover that will stand the test of time. It's more elastic and durable, providing superior comfort in addition to added longevity.With its smooth, buttery feel to the touch the Lycra blend has less surface tension to our mattresses cradle your body more readily, providing greater conformity and pressure relief.



How Is a Luxury Mattress Made? 

So, luxury materials = a luxury mattress? Well, not quite.

No matter the ingredients, it takes a skilled chef to put them all together in a luxury meal for fine dining. In other words: when it comes to mattress making, craftsmanship counts.

Here at SLEEP365, we choose to work exclusively with people who truly care about the process, as well as the end result. Our mattresses are made with heart and soul, locally in California. Plus, each one is individually inspected to make sure it’s perfect and ready for the most amazing sleep of all time — just for you!



When it comes to mattress making, craftsmanship counts.


Since one-size most certainly does not fit all, we offer a choice of both organic latex and organic hybrid mattresses, with something to suit all sleep styles: back, stomach, side, and everything else.


The Bow on Top? A Luxurious Mattress Buying Experience

We believe that a truly luxury and premium mattress should make you feel good — not just about the end product, but every step along the way.  

Lying awkwardly on a bare mattress in a brightly-lit showroom, trying to decide “if this is the one” while the salespeople watch you expectantly? Not exactly a great buying experience. 

Being able to try your mattress out in the comfort of your own bedroom, at home — on your actual bed while you actually go to sleep? Now that’s luxury.

That's why we provide expert service, comfortable and well appointed showrooms and a non-commission staff who are not push. Or if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, schedule a Virtual Visit with us any time!



What Really Makes a Luxurious Mattress? 

As far as we’re concerned, luxuriously good sleep comes from a luxuriously good mattress experience. And that’s not just about one thing.

Premium mattresses should include all of the following luxury features, and more:

  • The very best, all-natural ingredients that partner perfectly for comfort and durability.
  • Sustainably sourced, with no nasty chemicals, so that they are safer for you and more eco-friendly for the planet.
  • The care and attention to detail that can only come with expert craftsmanship.  
  • No-stress, easy purchasing from A-Z.
  • A full 90 night sleep trial with your new organic mattress at home.
  • Free returns, so that you have the confidence that you can exchange or return, hassle-free, if it’s not the perfect mattress for you.

If that sounds like your kind of luxury mattress company, then take a look at our organic mattresses to find out more. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect mattress of your dreams and discover the difference that true luxury can make, night after night after night.



Richard Prasad

Richard is the Founder and CEO of SLEEP365. He started SLEEP365 because he wanted to offer clients something that he would personally buy and sleep on night after night while authentically reflecting his personal values.

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