We have all seen the ads with the mattresses in the boxes, right? If you are anything like me you have been wondering if they are any good. There seem to be a lot out there and it can be hard to know if they are good quality or just a gimmick. So, to help you out we are reviewing The Sleeping Duck, one of the companies that make a mattress in a box
Now, it’s been about 10 years since we upgraded our mattress, and you can tell! It’s had a rough life, given that we have had a baby since we bought it and it has gone from being vomited and pooped on, to being used as a trampoline and gymnastics centre. It had an unfortunate meeting with some very cheap sheets that gave it a lovely green hue, and even with a mattress protector some of the time, those babies know when to hit it (just when you’ve stripped it, changed at and the doona and mattress protector are in the washing!)
The Sleeping Duck mattress in a box
The Sleeping Duck offered me a mattress to review. We have a queen bed and I chose the medium support option (there is medium or firm to choose from). The mattress arrived in a box, just as promised! The box came with wheels attached so that, even though it’s super heavy, it was easy to move.
How it works
It came out of the box fully vacuum packed. I’d never seen anything sealed so thinly! We rolled it out on the bed and then we cut the plastic. It inflated instantly! I thought it would take a while to grow. I really wanted to video the process for you all to see but it all happened too fast. Within seconds it was a fully formed mattress. We removed all the plastic and left it to sit. The Sleeping Duck says that it will take 21 days for your mattress to be completely itself, but you can sleep on it the same day.
Are they as comfortable as they look?
The answer to this is a big yes! Sleeping Duck’s Hyper-Adaptive™ foam, high-density firmness foam and 5-zone support pocket springs, along with its bamboo fibre topper means that it is super stable. Here is Tully trying it out to see if she can tip over the drink bottle by bouncing on the bed. I don’t even feel it when my husband moves on his side of the bed, there is no movement on my side at all.
Configuring your Sleeping Duck Mattress
As I mentioned before, I chose the medium support option. However, we found it way too soft for us. I didn’t feel supported nearly enough and I felt like I was sinking into the bed. The great thing is that included in the cost, you can request the firm foam inserts for your bed (or the medium if you chose the firm but don’t like it). One of the things I LOVE about this mattress is that it’s so easy to change. You simply zip off the pillow top and change the foam. The foam pads also come as two pieces, so if you like it firm and your partner likes it medium (or vice versa) you can configure the bed to your own preferences.
Some notes for you all if you are thinking of buying a Sleeping Duck mattress
Some things I learned that you might find helpful are:
If you can open your mattress somewhere and leave it for a few days before sleeping on it then I recommend that. It gives the mattress the time to fully form and removes the plastic smell it has from being vacuum sealed. It can be slept on the day you open it, but if you don’t have to then give it a day or two.
You have a 100-night trial, so use it! Take the opportunity to reconfigure the foam if you aren’t sure about it. Have a play around with it until you find your perfect sleeping combination. For us, the firm is perfect and I’ve slept amazingly since we changed the foam over.
Update April 2020
I have had this mattress for two years now and it’s still the best mattress I’ve ever slept on. The foam has got some softness where I sleep every night but no dents and it’s still so nice to sleep on. It’s holding up great and I’d love to update all the beds when I have the money.
To get yours visit www.sleepingduck.com.au
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