Sleeping to Dream

“You are either in your bed or your shoes, so it pays to invest in both” – John Wildsmith

I have been thinking about buying a new mattress for almost a year now and finally took the plunge two weeks ago. There are so many different places online you can buy from and to be honest, with all the Labor Day weekend sales, I was seriously confused. However, I’m so glad I chose Allswell because I don’t think I’ve ever slept better.


First, Allswell offers two types of mattresses:

The “Allswell Luxe Classic” is their signature mattress and is designed to meet the needs of most sleepers. There are layers of memory foam along with a plush topper. It’s rated as a medium-to-soft firmness.

The “Allswell Luxe Classic Firmer” is slightly firmer than the signature mattress. This is a hybrid mattress featuring memory foam and hundreds of individually wrapped coils that curb motion transfer and up the firmness.

I ended up getting the Classic, mostly because I wanted a bed that was firm, but molded to my body.  The best part of bed-in-a-box brands is that they usually come with a 100-night trial period. The return process is also quite easy: You contact them, and they send one of their partners to come pick up the mattress. In other words, you don’t have to worry about somehow stuffing the mattress back in the box and handing it over to the UPS person.


Allswell also offers a “White Glove” delivery option. For $99 in select areas, you can have someone carry the mattress into your room, unbox it, put it on the frame, and clean up the packaging. If you agree to waive the 100-day trial, they will also remove your old mattress. Or, you can pay $149 for the mattress removal and retain your trial period. I did not pay for either as I wanted to sell my old bed 🙂

When opening the box, the first thing you find is an Allswell pouch with documents thanking you for your purchase, a branded eye mask, and a letter opener. The envelope slitter-style letter opener was great as it gives you a sharp edge to easily cut open the plastic surrounding the mattress without fear of slicing into the mattress, which is always a risk with scissors or knives. Once the seal was broken, the mattress immediately started inflating.


I’ve only been sleeping on the bed for three weeks now, but so far, the bed has been great for my back pain from carrying a large bag and commuting everyday and going to the gym. The mattress does have a strong scent, but I read online that the odor wasn’t harmful in any way. It comes from how the foam is made, how long it is left to cure, and how long it is in the package. They are attempting to mitigate the scent by adding active charcoal and green tea extract. But, if you want to get rid of the stench faster, Allswell recommends leaving the mattress in a well-ventilated space for three days after unboxing it as well as using charcoal odor eliminators or Febreze.

Overall, I thought the mattress was great at $350 with the Labor Day discount. I feel like I’m sleeping on a hotel mattress every night and recommend it for anyone who is looking for a comfortable, affordable bed!