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I received a free Cocoon Mattress for review from Tempur Sealy. The Cocoon mattress is a mattress in a box made by Sealy. Sealy has been in the mattress industry since 1881 when the founder, from Sealy Texas began compressing cotton for use in mattresses. The company is now known at Tempur Sealy as the Tempurpedic purchased Sealy in 2012 making them the largest manufacturer of mattresses in the world.
Many of the newer online startups were created as a response to some of the offerings and business models that the traditional brands offered. I was eager to find out if Tempur Sealy would be able to compete with these brands through the Cocoon.
You can order a Cocoon mattress in two different levels of firmness direction through their website. You get free shipping with an estimate on when your mattress should arrive and it comes with a 100 night trial period. They even list 24/7 support which is something I have never seen before. The mattress arrives in a black box which gives it a sophisticated look and you can easily transport it to any room in your house to unbox. Below is a picture of the inside of the box upon opening. You get a fun picture in a frame:
Below is a video of me unboxing the Cocoon mattress. I noticed this mattress took a little bit longer to come to form than other boxed mattresses. I think this is in part because the top layer of foam is a bit denser than others.
The Cocoon comes in 2 levels of firmness, a firm and a Soft. According to their website, the cover is made of a stretch-knit fabric with spun poly fibers to make it breathable. They don’t list specific densities of their foams but the soft has 3 layers of foam while the firm has 2 layers.
I was able to compare both the soft and firm versions of this mattress. Which allowed me to do comparisons to help you decide which is best for you.
Here’s a picture illustrating sink in the soft version:
Here’s a picture of the firm version:
To get a sense of how they are constructed, I peeked under the cover of the mattress to show you how each layer reacts.
Here’s the soft Cocoon which has 3 layers:
Below is a video of the firm version which has two layers.
As far as heat retention goes, I didn’t notice much difference between the two levels of firmness. Below is a video shot with my infrared camera to illustrate heat retention:
This is the soft version:
Here’s the firm version:
Finally below are some videos of me dropping a bowling ball on the mattresses to illustrate motion transfer. Again, there’s really not much difference between the two as the top layer seems to be the same which is what is absorbing most of the motion.
Here’s the soft version:
Here is the soft version in slow motion:
Compare that with the Firm Version
Firm version slow motion:
What I like best about the Cocoon mattress is the top layer. It is a very soft layer that conforms well and provides great pressure relief. Between the two, I liked the soft version the best. I really like to sink into my mattress and feel like it’s cradling every part of my body which this mattress does.
I don’t think this mattress would be well suited towards heavier people. I think a heaver set couple might find the base layer not substantial enough when first getting in the mattress. However, once lying down it should be just fine.
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