For starters, the mattress is proudly produced in the United States by Sleep Innovations, a premium mattress, pillows and mattress toppers manufacturing company (which has been in business for 14 years).
It comes in twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes (with price ranging from $319 to $580 as at the time of publishing this review). Make sure you specify the size you want at the point of purchase. The sure temp memory foam mattress is made of two layers: a 2.5-inch top layer of open-cell memory foam and a 9.5-inch bottom layer of responsive support foam. Together, they prop up the full body without heat retention so you can have a calm, comfortable and deep sleep.
Watch This Video On Setting Up the Sleep Innovations 12-Inch
The 12-inch SureTemp memory foam mattress has been designed to give you with a good night’s sleep and enable you wake up feeling completely re-energized. This mattress provides a medium-soft to medium-firm feel. It provides therapeutic comfort while minimizing heat retention (that can cause sleep disturbances). Heat retention is reduced because this mattress has a lot of very small holes that allow air in. Sleep Innovations refers to this as their exclusive SureTemp open cell memory foam. This is unlike traditional memory foam that can retain heat and deprive you of a good night’s sleep.
Some consumers have said the quality is close to that of a Tempur-Pedic ‘cloud’ mattress (which costs $2000 and above) because it is similar in feel and comfort. The Sleep Innovations 12-inch SureTemp memory foam mattress requires either a platform frame or a box spring, with no preference to either. You can purchase a platform frame on Amazon; if you purchase a platform frame, you don’t need an additional box spring.
The mattress is 12-inches thick while the product weight is 93.4 lbs. It has a warranty of 20 years. It has a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon and is packed in a small but heavy box. Once you open the package, it inflates quickly and easily (be sure to follow the instructions though).
You need a solid foundation for this mattress. You might even place it directly on the floor, if that is your preference. To keep it fresh and clean, you can purchase a bamboo mattress cover.
You cannot wash the mattress cover of the Sleep Innovations but the warranty requires a second waterproof cover and those are usually washable.
Advantages of the Sleep Innovations 12-inch Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress
* It is good for consumers who have back and neck problems; it is therapeutic.
* It minimizes motion transfer. If you use this mattress as a couple, you really can’t feel the other person moving or getting out of bed, so, you can sleep through his or her movements (even if you are a light sleeper).
* It has a long-lasting lifespan.
* It is firm and very supportive to the body contours; some consumers claim it is like sleeping on a ‘cloud’.
* For a fraction of the price of any other mattress, you get a high-quality mattress.
* It is dust mite and allergen resistant memory foam.
* Reduced tossing and turning through the night.
Disadvantages of the Sleep Innovations 12-inch SureTemp memory foam mattress
* The Sure Temp memory foam mattress is not a replacement for the Tempur-Pedic (which is in a class of its own).
* It could retain heat but you don’t feel it when you are lying on the mattress. You only get to feel it when you roll over to another spot you were on with your hand. Some consumers claim they don’t experience any sort of heat.
* The mattress may have a ‘rubbery’ smell when you first unpack it but airing it out gets rid of it.
* The king is a heavy mattress. It’s not easy to move around quickly or without help. It really helps to have at least two adults when positioning the mattress, but one can do it with a lot of effort. It also helps to unpack it in the room the mattress is going to be in.
Your Turn to Decide
The Sleep Innovations 12-inch SureTemp memory foam mattress may not be the same as the Tempur-Pedic (which costs $2000 and above) but at a price ranging from $319 to $580 (at the time of publishing), it is an excellent value for the price.
If you cannot afford a Tempur-Pedic, start with the 12-inch SureTemp memory foam mattress. It is a great value for the money. You may have read about the fact that memory foam mattresses retain heat, are firm and smell bad (initially) but don’t allow them to stop you from investing in this mattress as it is fantastic just as the price is awesome. I would recommend it for the money.