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Lived-In Review: My Back Seriously Hurt From Sleeping Until I Tried The Snuggle-Pedic Mattress

* Breathable, comfortable, memory foam mattress
* Shipped directly to your door and assembles in minutes
* One of the best-reviewed mattresses online with all 5-star reviews

The never-ending search for better sleep may just be coming to an end. And the most surprising part: our stress-free nights are thanks to a mattress that we ordered online and came delivered to our door rolled up in a box.

But let’s backtrack a bit.


I’ve always struggled with sleep. Even from a young age, I’ve found that it takes me a long time to fall asleep. I could be in bed by 10pm but not doze off until midnight. Or, I would toss and turn all night, effectively uprooting any chance of a peaceful slumber.

For a while, I thought my problems were due to stress. “Maybe if my mind wandered less, I would sleep better,” I thought. And so I practiced different ways to unwind, kept a notebook by my bed to jot down thoughts, and even tried one of these highly popular “anti-anxiety blankets.” They worked, to a certain extent, but my body would still feel tight and tense the next day. The problem, it turned out, wasn’t what I was doing before going to sleep, but rather what I was sleeping on.

You see, while we spend money on decorating our bedrooms, on fancy sheets and cute accessories, we often forget to spend money on a quality mattress. For me, I was sleeping on a $200 mattress I picked up at a random furniture store in downtown LA. I thought it was a bargain, but it turns out you get what you pay for. My mattress kept its shape over the years, but didn’t feel at all responsive to how my body needed to be supported to get a good night’s rest.

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Enter Snuggle-Pedic. Full disclosure: I got a call from the company a couple months ago to test out their signature Snuggle-Pedic Mattress but I was skeptical. After all, the company wasn’t one of the so-called “big names” in the marketplace, they didn’t have a showroom for me to test anything out, and the mattress was going to be shipped to me in a box. It turns out, I had nothing to worry about.



Snuggle-Pedic mattresses feature a unique two-layer structure that features a soft, flexible, memory foam on top, and a firmer base layer on the bottom. The memory foam has just enough give to release any tension, while also providing a nice “cushion” that molds to the shape of your shoulders, hips and back. The firmer base layer, meantime, provides the spinal support needed for back and stomach sleepers.

I typically prefer firmer mattresses, but there was something nice about the way this Snuggle-Pedic mattress cradled every inch of my body no matter how I rolled or slept. Imagine diving into bed, but instead of sinking, there’s a gentle landing pad that keeps you afloat. Even if you are on the heavier side, you won’t have to worry about “hammocking” in the Snuggle-Pedic mattress. The company says the mattress is designed to provide optimal support for your spine, no matter your weight or body type. And, the “Flex-Support” memory foam makes the mattress easier to move around on without disturbing your partner next to you.

The mattress cover is made from a super silky viscose bamboo fiber mix, with just a touch of lycra as well. The micro stitching gives it a nice breathability.

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, the modular cover comes with a zipper. You can actually unzip the cover, and alter the layers inside to adjust  your mattress to find the fit and comfort level that’s right for you. Not sure how to do it? Contact Snuggle-Pedic and they’ll do it for you. It’s almost like getting your own custom mattress in your own home.



I had previously bought a foam mattress topper for my mattress, but I found it very hot, especially in the summers. Turns out, most foam mattresses don’t breathe well, and absorb your body heat, instead of letting air flow.

The Snuggle-Pedic mattress solves this problem by offering a patented “Airflow Transfer System” that allows your body heat to dissipate evenly. Thousands of tiny surface holes on the mattress create full airflow circulation, giving a cooler, more comfortable sleep. I found myself sweating less, and hopefully that means the mattress will hold up better in the long-run too, with no moisture to damage the material.

Sidenote: I’m not sure if it’s the tiny holes or the grippy material, but I found that my sheets didn’t ride up or “un-hook” from my Snuggle-Pedic mattress like it used to with my old mattress. Even if I was shifting around in bed, the sheets stayed put.



You already know about mattresses that come in a box. The Snuggle-Pedic is no different. The mattress comes rolled and vacuum sealed for eco-friendly shipping. It was also delivered straight to my door, which was way more convenient that having to lug a giant mattress home from say, Ikea.

Once I got the mattress out of the box, I simply unrolled it and gave it a little bit of time to take shape. The whole unboxing process took about an hour or so before the mattress was ready to be used. Not bad at all.



All Snuggle-Pedic mattresses are CertiPUR-US Certified, which means it uses foam tested and made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. The mattress is also hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant.

We like that the mattresses are manufactured in the USA, from the company’s factory and headquarters near Los Angeles. It gives us more confidence in their quality and labor standards, and it also makes us feel good to be supporting the local economy. It’s also just nice to know where all your materials and products are coming from.

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I definitely slept better after swapping out my old generic mattress for a Snuggle-Pedic mattress. I didn’t have to shift as much during the night to find a “perfect position” and whether I was on my side or on my back, I felt supported. I like curling up under the blankets when I sleep, and, coupled with the warmer weather rolling in, I was nervous that a hot mattress would make me sweat. But the “air flow” technology that the company talks up really makes a difference. I felt cool and comfortable through the night. The most important thing: when I woke up in the morning, I felt more rested and refreshed than I have in a long, long time.

It seems like I’m not alone: the mattress also has almost all 5-star reviews on Amazon, with hundreds of happy customers.

Snuggle-Pedic is so confident in their mattresses, that they offer a four-month sleep trial with free returns. (Any mattresses that are returned are also donated to charity, so nothing goes to waste). The company also has 20-year warranty, so you can basically shop — and sleep — soundly.

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