Reporting back on my T&N 10 inch king mattress after 3 nights of use.
Before I get into the mattress, I have to comment on the shipping. The box seemed okay, but was literally broken in half. It looked like 2 boxes were put on each end of the mattress, with a 1-2 inch gap in the middle where the box broke the entire way around. The FedEx guy was blase’ about it, shrugged, and asked if I wanted to decline. I inspected the mattress before signing and there wasn’t any damage. I feel the packaging was definitely sub par.
Now, on to the mattress itself…
Heavy and cumbersome. Moving it in to my bedroom solo was a pain. It wasn’t so much the weight, but the shape and weight distribution. Inflated to full size in 10-20 seconds.
Night 1 - Enormous difference from our pillowtop, nationwide chain brand (can’t recall). Very firm. I can’t believe this is the new, softer version and that there was a more firm version. Wow. This is not a complaint though, we both loved how firm it is. We both had a disruptive night, tossing and turning constantly. Woke up feeling tired, we definitely noticed the sleep loss. No smell noticed.
Night 2 - Much better this night. It’s obvious both of our bodies are adjusting from 6 years of sleeping on a horrible mattress. At a weight of 230-240, and being 6’2, the mattress barely dips down when I lay on it. Tossed and turned a little, but far better than the first night. No smell noticed.
Night 3 - Arrived home in the evening to find our cat had gotten sick on our sheets. Luna mattress protector did it’s job and nothing penetrated to the mattress. When removing the sheets and mattress protector, I could definitely smell the odor coming from the mattress. I’m kind of curious if I should be letting it breathe more, but I didn’t see anything from T&N about that being needed. Put on some new flannel sheets I had ordered for the new bed (-8 out last night, sigh) and had the most amazing night of sleep I’ve had since I could remember. My body seems to have adjusted a bit to the mattress. I’m noticing much less back/neck pain. My girlfriend says hers has diminished to almost nothing, and she’s completely in love with the mattress. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a mattress and felt all of the muscles in my back scream out in ecstasy. It appears my back has gone a long time laying in beds that don’t let it relax like it should. Quite the experience/feeling.
All in all, very happy with the purchase so far. I’m interested to see just how broken in this mattress gets, and what changes will take place, because I’m very happy with it how it is currently. While this level of firm may not be for everyone, it’s definitely a mattress I will likely be suggesting to those I know that end up in the market.
I feel like an idiot for not doing proper research when we bought our previous mattress, wasting all of that money.
I’ll post again after a bit more time.