Sleep is an important aspect of everyday life that people take for granted. Some individuals find it hard to sleep simply because they don’t have the right mattress. Having a high-quality mattress can be considered an investment that can improve not only the amount of sleep but more importantly, the quality of sleep that you get every night.
The Bear Mattress has captured the attention of specific markets with their innovations that can help promote rest and recovery. It has also become a popular mattress for athletes looking to improve their recovery to perform in peak condition in their sports. But the good news is that you can also take advantage of this even if you are not an athlete.
So, in our latest Bear Mattress review, let’s take a closer look and discuss exactly what to expect from this product, and whether or not it’s a good buy.
The Bear Mattress
Certifications and Health
The Bear Mattress is popular among customers who are concerned about their health. The materials used by the company for their mattress are CertiPUR-US certified foams. It means that there are no harmful chemicals present. Also, a water-based bonding solution was used to ensure that users are safe from any toxic chemicals.
One of the things that you will notice with a new Bear Mattress is that it has little to no smell. Unlike other mattresses that have a strong “off-gassing” smell due to the chemicals used in its construction, although the Bear Mattress wasn’t made from mostly organic materials, the new smell isn’t as strong as other memory foam mattresses.
Comfort and Support
In our opinion, the Bear Mattress firmness falls under the medium-firm feel. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, the Bear would sit somewhere around 7.
The firmness is perfect for people who aren’t too heavy. Since the memory foam after the cover is only approximately one inch thick, it means that it doesn’t go overboard when it comes to contouring your body. Unlike other mattresses that give users the feeling of sinking into the mattress, this isn’t the case with the Bear Mattress at all.
The memory foam takes a few seconds before returning to its original form. However, thanks to the high-density support foam, you won’t feel that the mattress lacks support on your hips and spine.
Memory foam mattresses have a tendency to trap body heat. The Bear Mattress has been advertised to have the capability to reduce body heat, keeping the person cool and comfortable while in bed. It can disperse body heat very effectively due to the graphite microgel technology infused in its memory foam.
Using natural materials infused into foam is perfectly normal and quite common, especially to aid in cooling. For example, the Layla mattress uses copper in its memory foam.
Motion Isolation and Transfer
One of the main causes of sleep disruption is that people sleep with partners who tend to move around at night. This is a common occurrence, especially among spring mattresses. Sometimes, it isn’t their spouse or significant other but their pet that disrupts their sleep. The Bear Mattress, being made primarily of memory foam, does an excellent job of isolating movement. You can get a good night’s sleep even if your pet or someone beside you decide to move around or get in and out of bed.
So far, the Bear Mattress may be performing well in almost all aspects, but when it comes to edge support, it is a different story. It’s common for a lot of couples to find themselves in a scenario wherein one of them is sleeping close to the edge of the bed. When it comes to the Bear Mattress, get too close, and you’ll feel as if you are about to fall off the bed. However, this is expected from a foam mattress.
Care and Maintenance
The maintenance is quite complicated for the Bear Mattress because you will need to perform spot cleaning if there is a stain. The good news is that there is a cover that protects the different layers of foam. It is highly suggested that you get a mattress protector whenever you are using the Bear Mattress to maximize its years in your bedroom.
Also, unlike some mattresses wherein you can occasionally flip to use the other side (for example, like the Spindle mattress), the Bear is a single-sided mattress. This means wear and tear will only occur on one side, and will generally kill the mattress sooner than if it were a flippable mattress. If you want to even out the use of the entire mattress, you can rotate it either clockwise or counterclockwise every other week.
Delivery, Trial Period and Warranty
Bear offers free shipping for customers in the continental US. Customers in Hawaii, Guam, and Canada will have to pay for shipping.
The Bear Mattress trial period is free and is set at a cap of 100 nights. This gives you a chance to try the bed to test for sure if it fits your needs. It means you won’t be buying something that you don’t like.
You are going to get a 10-year limited warranty for the mattress. However, there is a catch. If you failed to take care of the foam the right way, then the warranty is voided.
Sizes and Dimensions
Below are the available Bear mattress sizes, dimensions and their weight.
|Twin||39″W x 75″L x 10″H||50 lbs|
|Twin XL||39″W x 80″L x 10″H||50 lbs|
|Full||54″W x 75″L x 10″H||60 lbs|
|Queen||60″W x 80″L x 10″H||70 lbs|
|King||76″W x 80″L x 10″H||90 lbs|
|Cali King||72″W x 84″L x 10″H||90 lbs|
Who Should Buy The Bear Mattress?
With multiple layers of body-contouring foam in the Bear Mattress, couples can sleep peacefully side by side. The Bear Mattress has a superb ability to isolate motion with minimal disturbance on the other side of the bed. It allows the other person to twist and turn without disturbing one another.
People with pets
It’s common for pet lovers to let their pets in bed. Huge dogs, in particular, tend to disturb pet owners as they try to get the most comfortable position. Pet owners won’t be disturbed by the Bear Mattress since the mattress can isolate movement well.
If you don’t want harmful chemicals in your mattress, the Bear Mattress is a strong candidate for your bedroom. With CertiPUR-US foams and water-based bonding solution, you get something that won’t harm your family’s health and well-being. And not only that, but you are also helping the environment.
Those who sleep hot
A lot of people stay in one place for the whole night. And the result is that the bed gets hot, prompting them to wake up in the middle of the night. With the graphite gel technology integrated into Bear Mattress’ memory foam, not to mention the Celliant cover that promotes a cooler temperature, the mattress can keep you from getting too hot at night.
Given the number of other mattresses we’ve used, we find the Bear Mattress to promote a neutral temperature for its users; it still does a good job of preventing sweaty nights.
The makers of the Bear Mattress advertised that it helps in the overall recovery of athletes. The Celliant Cover is said to promote circulation and the circadian rhythm of the athletes, allowing them to rest and recover after a hard day of training for their sport.
People who have issues with their back
If you are someone who is suffering from back injuries, whether on your hips or your spine, the Bear Mattress has a body contouring foam that allows you to sleep well. Given the medium-firm feel, you will not feel like you are sinking deep into the mattress.
Stomach and side sleepers
This is also perfect for both stomach sleepers and side sleepers. You won’t have any issues since the shoulders, and the hips will be well supported. It will keep the spine in a neutral position, however, you choose to sleep.
Those who are looking for a budget-friendly option
Another common reason why customers stick to Bear Mattress is because of its price. Many luxury mattresses with multiple foam layers typically cost more than $1,000. This isn’t the case with the Bear Mattress. Instead, you can have its Cal King size mattress for less than $1000, which is a good deal after all.
Apart from the price, they have a good policy regarding shipping the mattress. Because of the mattress’s weight, many customers might think that the shipping cost can be expensive. Instead, you can have it shipped for free if you are located within the continental US. By experience, customers receive the mattress within five days when they order.
Those who are not sure about their purchase
One of the most common things that you might experience as a first-time buyer is that you still don’t know exactly what you want. When it comes to buying mattresses, you will need to feel it to decide whether you like the mattress’s quality. With the Bear, you get a 100-night trial. This is enough for you to decide whether or not you want the mattress. Also, you will learn to know the pros and cons yourself.
Pregnant women need a mattress that can support their weight. This can help support their hips and their lower back.
Customers who need an adjustable bed
Many people want an adjustable bed, perhaps because they want to elevate the head or the feet while sleeping. There are conditions such as those people with asthma who need to raise the head part of the bed to be able to breathe well while they sleep. Since the Bear Mattress doesn’t have any springs, it is perfect for this.
Pros and Cons Of The Bear Original
Our Bear Mattress Ratings
The Bear Mattress is a good option for customers who have a limited budget but still want to experience a luxury foam mattress. It offers a medium-firm feel that gives you the proper support and plush feel at the same time. With the memory foam, you will be able to feel that pressure points are going to be supported. Plus, you won’t feel as if you are sinking into the mattress. Unfortunately, it is not something that can be used comfortably by heavier individuals.
It is also marketed as a good mattress for athletes. Since the mattress can moderate the temperature, it is believed that it can help give the user better sleep and improve their circadian rhythm.
Is this a good option? Overall, based on our Bear Mattress review, we’d say it is certainly something that customers can opt for if they want to have a relaxing night of sleep.