From Box to Better Night’s Sleep Thanks to the Eve Mattress

A little over a year ago, I received a “bed in a box” for review. Fast forward a year, and my wife Raina suggested we move from a queen mattress to a king. Eve Mattress was one of two companies kind enough to send one of their kind mattresses for review; I’ve been sleeping on it for two weeks.

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The Eve mattress comes in a large and rather heavy box. As large as it is, however, I was surprised that it contained a king size mattress. I assumed that meant the mattress itself would be strikingly, and uncomfortably, thin. I was wrong. I opened the box and pulled out the mattress. It was tightly wrapped in plastic and, as the box explained, compressed. I positioned the mattress where I wanted it to be and removed the plastic. As soon as I started I could hear an audible hiss as air rushed into the hungry foam of the mattress and it started to decompress. Once it was completely out of the plastic I realized that it was a bit folded over. I unfolded it and positioned it properly in my bedroom. It started thin but was expanding rapidly. Still, I had a hard time believing that, when completely uncompressed it would be ten inches thick. I should have believed it because it is indeed that thick!

It is worth noting that, when first pulled from the box, the mattress gave off a strong smell. This was, according to the instructions, to be expected. “Don’t worry,” the notes said, “the smell will dissipate in a few hours or a couple of days.” It did, and there is now no sign of the smell.

Now you might be wondering why you should even consider buying a “bed in a box.” “After all,” you are thinking, “how can you decide to buy a mattress that you have not actually tried.” Its a good question but one that raises the real question of how laying on a mattress in a showroom for a few minutes can let you make such an import decision either. The good people at Eve recognized the issue and answered it with their 100-night trial. As they explain,”We’re no prudes but we think 10 minutes is barely enough time to get to know someone, let alone sleep with them. Deep and meaningful relationships take time.” They back up that sentiment by offering free delivery AND returns and the arrival of the mattress in just three working days. That’s right, you can purchase an Eve mattress and have it in your home seven days later (it ships from the UK) without having to pay a penny for shipping. Then you can sleep on it for 100 nights. If you don’t love it the company will take it back and, best of all, you won’t pay for the return shipping either. That speaks to a company that believes in their product. The good news is that, based on my experience thus far, once you get the mattress you won’t want to send it back. In other words, the company says and means they will offer a 100-night trial but do so knowing there is little risk they will have to take the mattress back; it is that comfortable.

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The eve home trial:

We send the eve right to your front door.
You can spend up to 100 nights with the eve to ensure it’s right for you and your body… Over 95% of our customers decide it is.
If it’s not a perfect fit, just let us know – we’ll pick it up from your front door.
You’ll receive a full refund. No fees. No hidden charges.

As noted, the mattress is ten inches thick and has a medium firmness. It’s exceptionally comfortable. That’s thanks to the fact that there are three different materials in the mattress itself.

There is a high density base layer is the spine of the mattress that provides a foundation for the layers above. The middle layer is referred to as the “comfort layer.” It increases air flow helping to cool as you sleep. The top layer is made from new-generation memory foam for support. As the company explains, “The three layers combine to give optimal comfort and, many eve customers say it helps aid back pain and posture.” That certainly has been my experience and I have not awoken to my typical morning stiffness since I began sleeping on the bed.

Adding to the ways in which the company stands by its product, they guarantee the mattress to retain its shape, structure and feel for at least ten years.

Now you still may not be sold. After all, most of us have experience buying a bed from a brick and mortar store. We try it out for a few minutes and then, if we buy it, get a mattress and box spring delivered to us. There’s no box spring here but the Eve mattress CAN be used with one. In fact, the mattress can be used with pretty much any bed setup you want.

There are four main ones and each has its unique purpose and “style.” There are advantages to each. They are:

  • Sprung Slatted: Sprung slatted bases are a fine sleeping surface for your eve giving a bit of bounce from below to complement eve’s bouncy top layer. Just ensure the slats are evenly spaced to provide an even sleep surface for your eve mattress.
  • Platform Or Floor: Platform bed bases are often designed with a solid top and therefore often make the bed feel firmer. Eve’s high density foam base provides a firm foundation that works in harmony with the layers above.
  • Box Spring: Box springs absorb force and prolong the life of the eve mattess. Eve’s luxury Memory foam absorbs the weight of the layer above while cushioning the support of the base.
  • Slatted Base: Air can flow around the mattress with a slatted base, providing extra breathability to complement eve’s premiun new generation memory foam top layer and prevent you getting too hot as you sleep.

Here’s our video review of the Eve Mattress.

Why Choose Eve?:

  • HEALTH: Eve’s top layer is made from new-generation memory foam for support. The middle comfort layer increases air flow helping to cool as you sleep. The three layers combine to give optimal comfort and, many eve customers say it helps aid back pain and posture
  • DURABILITY: The Eve is guaranteed to retain its shape, structure and feel for at least 10 years. The mattress is suitable for sleepers weighing up to 120kg per person (i.e. 240kg total). We recommend giving it a couple of weeks to allow the eve to fully adjust to your body shape
  • TEMPERATURE: Our three layer technology is eve’s greatest innovation. The layers combine to offer a cooling night’s sleep through a combination of cooling air holes, next generation memory foam and highly open cell technology.

There’s one other reason to consider the Eve mattress… Price! The Twin is just under $499. The Full is $749. The Queen is $849 and both the King and California King come in at $949. Compare that with what you might spend on a traditional mattress and you are sure the be impressed.

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I really love the Eve mattress. It is comfortable, affordable, and it offers a great night’s sleep. I have another “bed in a box” to review and, after that review is done I’ll do a comparison post. Even before trying the other one out I can tell you that if you opt for the Eve mattress you won’t be sorry. Learn more hereand then order it here through our Affiliate Store.

Update: Save $200 off any mattress (excludes baby mattress) from today until 30 November 2017 by using the code eve200usa.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Free and fast shipping; 100 night trial; Comfortable; Comfortable; Comfortable; Comfortable

What Needs Improvement: Nothing so far


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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.