Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress Overview
Founded in 2011, Nest Bedding was one of the first online, direct-to-consumer mattress companies to compress mattresses and ship them in boxes. In addition to the Signature Series Mattress covered in this review, Nest Bedding sells the Signature Hybrid, Natural Hybrid Latex, All Latex, Certified Organic Hybrid Latex, Love & Sleep, and two kids’ mattresses.
The Signature Series Mattress is a flippable all-foam mattress, offering sleepers two firmness options. One side of the mattress rates 5.5, or medium, on the 1-10 firmness scale, while the other rates 7.5, or firm. Both sides have a 1.5-inch quilted polyfoam comfort layer, and the medium firmness side also contains 2 inches of gel memory foam and 2 inches of transitional polyfoam. The shared support core of this mattress consists of 7 inches of high-density polyfoam. At 14 inches thick, the Signature Series is a high-profile mattress
In this review, we look closely at the construction, performance, and pricing of the Signature Series Mattress by Nest Bedding. Additionally, we compare it to other similar mattresses and share information about Nest Bedding’s sleep trial, warranty, and return policies.
Table of Contents
Meet Our Testing Team
- Back sleepers. Regardless of their weight, our sleep testers who sleep on their back found the Signature Series Mattress provided adequate lumbar support.
- Average- and heavyweight side sleepers. Sleepers in these groups enjoy very good spinal alignment on this mattress.
- People who like the “hug” of memory foam. This mattress, particularly on the medium side, closely conforms to the body.
- Shoppers who want two firmness options in one mattress. One side rates medium, or 5.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, and the other side rates firm, or 7.5.
Not Recommended for...
- People who sleep hot. As an all-foam mattress, the Signature Series can trap heat.
- Sleepers who prefer a springy mattress. Being all-foam, this mattress tends to sink in rather than bounce back.
Tuck's Video Review
Our written review covers everything you need to know about the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress, but sometimes you understand a mattress better by seeing it in action. Watch our full video review below to see what the Signature Series Mattress looks like and how we tested it.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
Our testing revealed that the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress excels in multiple areas, such as providing lumbar support to back sleepers and remaining virtually silent in response to weight and movement. You can find more in-depth information about our testing below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
How Is the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress Constructed?
The Signature Series Mattress has an organic cotton cover that will appeal to eco-conscious consumers. Polyfoam is quilted directly into the cover, so the 1.5-inch comfort layer of polyfoam combines with the organic cotton fabric to form a single layer.
There are different comfort layers on each side of this flippable mattress, which accounts for the difference in firmness levels. Both sides conform to the body, though the side that rates medium (5.5) in firmness is more conforming than the side that rates firm (7.5).
The medium side of the Signature Series Mattress contains three comfort layers: 1.5 inches of polyfoam quilted into the cover, 2 inches of gel memory foam, and 2 inches of transitional polyfoam. These layers relieve pressure and “hug” the body, giving a sensation of sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress.
The quilted polyfoam layer measures 15 ILD (indentation load deflection), which makes it soft and conforming. The gel memory foam layer is low-density and also soft and conforming at 3.5 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) and 10 ILD. The transitional polyfoam is medium-density and firm at 1.5 PCF and 24 ILD. This firmer layer prevents sleepers from sinking all the way to the support core.
The firm side of the Signature Series Mattress only contains one comfort layer, the 1.5 inches of polyfoam quilted into the cover. The features of this layer are identical to the corresponding polyfoam layer on the other side at 15 ILD. Without the memory foam and transitional polyfoam layers, this side feels firmer and conforms to the body less.
Both sides of the mattress share the same support core, a 7-inch layer of base polyfoam. This layer is high-density and firm, measuring 2 PCF and 30 ILD. The support core provides consistent support to sleepers and structure and firmness to the mattress.
At 14 inches, the Signature Series Mattress is considered high-profile. Customers will need to purchase deep pocket sheets for this mattress. The thickness allows the mattress to contain a 7-inch support core, and multiple support layers on each side of that support core, making the mattress flippable.
|Product Name||Firmness Level||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress||Side 1: 5.5 (Medium)
Side 2: 7.5 (Firm)
|14″||7″ 2 PCF HD Polyfoam (30 ILD)||Side 1: 1.5″ Quilted Polyfoam (15 ILD)
2″ 3.5 PCF Gel Memory Foam (10 ILD)
2″ 1.5 PCF Transitional Polyfoam (24 ILD)
Side 2: 1.5″ Quilted Polyfoam (15 ILD)
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
Customers receive two firmness levels – medium (5.5) and firm (7.5) – within one mattress with the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress. Flipping the mattress changes the firmness and feel.
Both sides of this mattress provide a mixture of support and pressure relief, but different sleepers will prefer different sides. Most lightweight sleepers will likely prefer the medium side and find the firm side feels too firm and doesn’t provide enough pressure relief. Similarly, heavyweight sleepers will likely prefer the firm side and feel that the medium side doesn’t provide enough support. Average weight sleepers might like either side, depending on their weight and personal preference.
The Signature Series Mattress conforms to the body, though the medium side is much more conforming than the firm side. The 2 inches of memory foam on this side “hug” the body, giving sleepers a sensation of sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress.
Next, let’s take a closer look at our performance ratings for the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with experiences from verified Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress owners.
Customer data suggests the Signature Series Mattress lasts 6.5-7 years, an average amount of time for a mattress. Because of the way it is constructed, sleepers using the firm side might find the mattress lasts longer than the medium side.
High-density foams are generally more durable, and this mattress contains a mixture of low-, medium-, and high-density foam. Low-density memory foam on the medium side of the mattress is most prone to degrading over time, and might develop body impressions. Rotating the mattress head-to-toe every few months can prevent deep indentations and extend the life of the bed.
To measure motion isolation, we asked two sleep testers to lie on the mattress. One remained still and felt for motion transfer as the other moved around. Like many all-foam mattresses, the Signature Series Mattress is very good at isolating motion.
Most sleepers who share a bed with a partner won’t be bothered by the other person’s movement on this mattress. A small amount of motion does transfer, however, so very sensitive sleepers who share a bed might notice it.
When we opened the box, an odor emitted from the Signature Series Mattress. The odor was fairly strong, but became fainter over the course of the day. Within a few days, it had completely dissipated.
It’s common for all-foam mattresses to release a smell as it emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. The smell won’t bother most people, but those who are particularly sensitive to odors should avoid this mattress the day it’s opened.
We used a sensory pad that monitors pressure across the top of the Signature Series Mattress as sleep testers of various weights lay on the mattress in varying positions to map where they experienced pressure points. Overall, this mattress relieves pressure very well, so most sleepers won’t feel pressure build-up when they lie down.
Sleepers of different weights will find that they receive different amounts of pressure relief depending on which side of the mattress they choose. Lightweight sleepers in particular tend to prefer the medium side of the mattress, finding the firm side doesn’t relieve enough pressure for them.
Our internal and external sleep testers found the Signature Series Mattress tends to trap heat. All-foam mattresses are known for absorbing heat, and that holds true here.
The organic cotton cover is breathable, and the medium side contains a gel-infused memory foam comfort layer which is intended to help the mattress sleep cool. Still, sleepers who tend to sleep hot might want to opt for a different mattress. Hybrid and innerspring mattresses are generally more temperature neutral than all-foam mattresses because of airflow through their coil layers.
Our sleep testers evaluated the edge support of the Signature Series Mattress by sitting on the edge of the mattress to see how well it held up. We also asked testers to lie down near the edge of the mattress and report whether or not they felt at risk of rolling off.
The edge support was good, but not great, on this mattress. All-foam mattresses frequently have weaker edge support than innerspring and hybrid mattresses. Strong edge support allows sleepers to use the entire surface of a mattress, and also makes it easier for people to get in and out of bed without slipping.
Our internal and external sleep testers found the Signature Series Mattress to be virtually silent when bearing weight. When our testers moved around, the mattress didn’t produce any discernible sound. This lack of noise combined with the bed’s ability to isolate motion, make it a good choice for those who share a bed.
All-foam mattresses tend to be quieter than innerspring and hybrid mattresses. The coil layer in those mattresses can squeak or creak when weight is put on the mattress, especially as the mattress ages.
The Signature Series Mattress rated below average for sex, largely because of how conforming it is and its mediocre edge support. Highly conforming mattresses can make movement difficult since they “hug” the body. They have less of the “bounce” found in responsive mattresses that facilitates movement. Also, the lack of strong edge support could potentially lead to someone slipping off the bed. This risk limits the usable surface area.
Noise is one area in which this mattress is good for sex. People can feel assured that their movements will not result in any loud mattress sounds.
Next, let’s discuss our sleeper ratings for the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress.
The ideal mattress firmness and thickness varies based on the sleeper. A person’s body weight and preferred sleep position influences which mattresses work well for them. To best inform our readers, the Tuck team evaluated the Signature Series Mattress using sleep testers of different body weights and position preferences.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Nearly all lightweight sleepers who try out the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress will prefer the medium side over the firm. The medium side provides a mix of support and conforming that is comfortable to most lightweight sleepers.
Lightweight sleepers who prefer to sleep on their backs and stomachs find that this mattress provides the support they need. Those who prefer to sleep on their sides, however, don’t always find spinal alignment on the bed. Although the mattress doesn’t cause them pain, lightweight side sleepers may experience some pressure build-up on areas such as the hips and shoulders.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
In the average weight sleeper group, those who prefer to sleep on their sides and backs gave this mattress the most favorable ratings. Average weight side sleepers found this mattress aligned their spines, while back sleepers received adequate lumbar support and pressure relief. Whether an average weight sleeper prefers the medium or firm side of the mattress will depend on their weight and personal preferences.
Stomach sleepers in this weight group didn’t find this mattress as comfortable, finding the firm side a bit too firm and the medium side a bit too soft. They gave the mattress average ratings, however, so there might be some average weight stomach sleepers who prefer this mattress.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Heavyweight back and side sleepers found adequate support in this mattress when it was flipped to the firm side. Heavyweight sleepers of both position preferences felt a nice mix of support and pressure relief. Even though the firm side of the mattress is less conforming, sleepers still felt some cushioning from the quilted foam layer.
Heavyweight stomach sleepers didn’t rate the mattress as highly. The firm side of the mattress lacks a transition layer, so these sleepers tended to feel like they were lying directly on the support core.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $999
- Twin XL $1,099
- Full $1,199
- Queen $1,299
- King $1,499
- Cal King $1,499
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How Does the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
Comparing mattresses is an important part of mattress shopping because it helps you determine the best mattress for your needs. In this section, you’ll find how the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress compares to other similar mattress models.
Nest Bedding Signature Series vs. Nest Bedding Signature Hybrid
The Signature Series and the Signature Hybrid are both mattresses offered by Nest Bedding. Although the Signature Hybrid isn’t flippable, it is available in three firmness levels. Customers can choose a soft (3), medium (5.5), or firm (7.5) version of the mattress. The medium and firm options are most similar to the feel of the Signature Series. The soft version of the Signature Hybrid provides an option for customers who need something softer than what the what the flippable mattress offers.
Both mattresses have high profiles and memory foam comfort layers that “hug” the body. One difference between them is temperature neutrality. With 8 inches of pocketed coils and phase-change cover material, the Signature Hybrid is more cooling than the Signature Series Mattress.
Nest Bedding Signature Series vs. Nest Bedding Love & Sleep
Like the Signature Series, the Love & Sleep Mattress is an all-foam mattress sold by Nest Bedding. The Love & Sleep is not a flippable mattress, but it does come in two firmness levels, medium (5.5) and firm (7.5). The Love & Sleep Mattress has an 11-inch profile, making it an average height and shorter than the Signature Series Mattress’s thicker, 14-inch profile.
A major differentiating factor between these two mattresses is price. The Love & Sleep costs roughly half as much as the Signature Series Mattress. Although the mattresses are similar, the Love & Sleep isn’t made with as high-quality materials. It is less durable, off-gasses more, and has worse edge support. The conforming feel of the Love & Sleep is similar to that of the Signature Series, but sleepers across the board tend to prefer the latter to the former.
Nest Bedding Signature Series vs. Nest Bedding All Latex
The Nest Bedding All Latex Mattress is available in medium (5.5) and firm (7.5) options, making it comparable to the Signature Series Mattress, which also offers both of those same firmness options on either side of the bed. Customers have to choose medium or firm with the All Latex Mattress, however; both options are not available in a single mattress. The All Latex Mattress has a shorter, but still above-average, profile at 12.5 inches.
The comfort layers in the All Latex Mattress don’t conform to the body like the foam layers of the Signature Series do, so it’s a better option for sleepers who prefer to sleep “on” rather than “in” the mattress. Also, the All Latex Mattress is available in “natural latex” and “certified organic latex” options. Although the natural latex option is sold at price-points comparable to those of the Signature Series, the certified organic option costs over double that amount.
Nest Bedding Signature Series vs. Loom & Leaf Mattress
The Loom & Leaf Mattress, manufactured by Saatva, is another all-foam mattress sold online. It comes in medium, or 5.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, and firm, or 8 on the firmness scale. At 12 inches, the Loom & Leaf’s profile is two inches shorter than that of the Signature Series, and considered average. Our testers rate the two mattresses similarly on many features, such as temperature neutrality, edge support, noise, and sex.
The two mattresses are both closely conforming and sell at similar price-points, so customers might have trouble deciding between them. The largest difference is that the Signature Series comes with two firmness options in a single mattress. Also, the Loom & Leaf firm option is firmer than the Signature Series’s firm side, which might be of interest to some heavyweight sleepers.
Nest Bedding Signature Series vs. Nectar Mattress
The Nectar Mattress is an all-foam mattress sold online by Nectar Sleep. This mattress is available in one firmness level, which is medium-firm, or 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The Nectar Mattress could be a good option for sleepers who find the medium (5.5) side of the Signature Series Mattress too soft, and the firm (7.5) side too firm. Like the Signature Series, the Nectar Mattress received favorable ratings from back sleepers.
Both mattresses are conforming and give a sensation of sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress. The Nectar Mattress sells for about a couple hundred dollars less than the Signature Series at every size. Another distinguishing feature between the two mattresses is that the cover of the Nectar Mattress is removable and washable.
Nest Bedding Signature Series vs. The Casper
The Casper, also called the Casper Original, is another all-foam mattress sold online. It rates 5 out of 10, or medium, on the firmness scale, making it slightly softer than the medium (5.5) side of the Signature Series Mattress. The Casper has a slightly shorter profile, at 12 inches thick. Both mattresses are conforming and provide the “hugging” sensation of memory foam.
Because of its firmness level, the Casper rated highly with average weight side sleepers as well as lightweight sleepers of all position preferences. It didn’t perform as well for heavyweight sleepers. For customers trying to decide between the Signature Series and the Casper, preferred firmness level will likely be the determining factor since the mattresses are otherwise very similar.
Alexander Signature Series Flippable
Love and Sleep
Nest Bedding Latex Mattress
Loom & Leaf Mattress
|AVAILABILITY||online, in-store||online, in-store||online, in-store||online, in-store||online||online, in-store||online, in-store|
|SLEEP TRIAL||Lifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)||Lifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)||Lifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)||Lifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)||120 nights||365 nights||100 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||Lifetime||Lifetime||Lifetime||Lifetime||15 Year||Limited Lifetime||10 Year, Limited|
Signature Series Mattress FAQ
Sleep Trial 100 nights
Shipping Available internationally
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Nest Bedding Signature Series Mattress?
The Signature Series Mattress is available online and in Nest Bedding Showrooms located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Washington.
Where Do They Ship?
Nest Bedding ships free to the contiguous U.S. and internationally for a fee.
White Glove Delivery?
White glove delivery is available to U.S. customers, but it might be for a fee.
Old Mattress Removal?
Nest Bedding does not offer old mattress removal, but they will coordinate with third parties to help you arrange it if desired.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for Nest Bedding is as follows:
- Nest Bedding offers free delivery within the contiguous U.S.
- Customers can expect their mattress to arrive within 4-8 business days after they place an order.
- Nest Bedding constructs mattresses as they are ordered, then compresses and ships them in boxes.
- Building the mattress takes 1-3 business days, and shipping the mattress takes 1-5 business days.
- Shipments are made via FedEx and UPS.
- International orders are welcome, but international customers will be charged a shipping fee.
- International shipping fees aren’t listed on Nest Bedding’s website, but will be calculated at checkout.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Nest Bedding offers a 100-night sleep trial.
- The 100-night sleep trial begins on the day the mattress is delivered.
- Customers must try out their new mattress for 30 nights before initiating a return.
- Mattresses that have been tried out may be returned for free after 30 nights and before 100 nights.
- Mattresses that have been left in the box for over 30 days may be returned, but customers will be charged a 25% restocking fee. Leaving a mattress compressed for that long may damage it and make it less comfortable.
- Customers may initiate a return by emailing Nest Bedding, messaging them on their website, or visiting a Nest Bedding Showroom.
- Once a customer initiates a return, they have 30 days to complete the return.
- Returned mattresses are often donated to charities found by Nest Bedding, though customers can also choose to have the mattress disposed of or donated to a charity of their choosing instead. A mattress must be clean and in donatable condition for the return to be accepted. It cannot have stains, tears, or “soiling odors.”
- Nest Bedding will send someone to come pick up the returned mattress.
Nest Bedding offers both a lifetime warranty and a “lifetime comfort guarantee” on all of their mattresses.
Nest Bedding offers a lifetime warranty that is limited, but non-prorated.
- The warranty only applies to the original mattress purchaser, and cannot be transferred if the mattress is resold or given away.
- If the mattress is left compressed in its box for over 30 days, Nest Bedding might void the warranty.
- If the mattress is not placed on a proper base, the warranty is void. A proper base should not flex or bow.
- The warranty covers defects, such as indentations over 1 inch deep and defects in the cover that didn’t come from improper use.
- The warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear or minor cosmetic flaws.
- The warranty doesn’t cover damage done to the mattress by the customer, children, or animals.
- The warranty can’t be used to return or replace a mattress causing allergic reaction.
- Customers may make a warranty claim by emailing [email protected] In the email, customers should share their name and order number, along with a description of the mattress and an image or video of the problem.
- Nest Bedding will determine if the warranty claim is valid, and if they will repair or replace the mattress as a result.
The lifetime comfort guarantee gives customers the option to save money on future mattresses.
- The lifetime comfort guarantee allows customers who have purchased a Nest Bedding mattress after 2017 to purchase new mattresses at 30% off.
- The lifetime comfort guarantee only applies if the original mattress was not returned or exchanged, and the customer lives in the U.S.
7 of 10 Nest Bedding owner experiences show customers have a positive experience.
Nest Bedding launched in 2011.
Nest Bedding isn’t rated by the Better Business Bureau.
Nest Bedding operates showrooms in Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Washington.
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