Everyone wants a mattress that will keep them comfortable enough to sleep the night through. This is usually a challenge for older folks or those with medical problems such as sciatica, a bad hip, or a back injury. For these people, a mattress has to be firm enough to provide lumbar support, yet pliant enough to follow the natural contours of the sleeping body. This review will tackle whether this Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Twin Mattress does what the manufacturer claims, which is to give “optimal comfort.”
This twin mattress comes with 15-gauge pocket coils that are supposedly encased in an insulation pad and foam layer to provide the support of a box spring without the cost. It has a top layer soft enough to be comfortable for small children and light adults to sleep in. It comes rolled into a duffle bag and it is cool to watch it unfurl and expand once it is released from its vacuum seal. The slightly sweet chemical that comes with the unpacking does go away after a few days, but those with a sensitive sense of smell will benefit from a mattress topper or cover.
Even fully unfolded and aired, there have been several reported instances when the Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Mattress is two to 4 inches short of the standard twin size. Many also find that the height is closer to 6 inches than the 8 inches as advertised. This may be more of a defect in manufacturing than in the design, however.
The pocket coils are also very evident to anyone more than 150 lb. because the top layer does not provide enough padding to cushion the body from the coils. This makes it very uncomfortable to sleep on and make back and body pain worse. A good mattress topper may be a good idea for other than keeping any lingering smell away.
It should be noted that most of the cons came from about 5% of Amazon users (one and two stars), who may have been expecting a much higher quality of mattress than the price warrants. A majority of buyers expressed satisfaction in the product they received. However, it is also interesting to note that these positive reviews came from buyers who purchased the Signature Sleep Contour- 8 Independently-Encased Coil Mattress for their children.
It would appear that this mattress is a perfectly good product subject to some limitations. It is ideal for a person who is relatively light to get the full benefit of the pocket coils and soft top layer. As this is a twin, it would be logical to assume it was built for a child. At any rate, any adult who is less than 160 lb. should find it comfortable in most cases.
This product is recommended with some weight restrictions. Based on its price, it is good value for money, if only for the right to unpack it and watch it expand.