Real Sleep by Real Simple Mattress Review

Insufficient customer experience data available to determine customer satisfaction and sleep ratings at this time.

What You Need to Know about the Real Sleep Mattress

Mattress Type and Components: Real Simple, a monthly magazine published by the Meredith Corporation, offers a memory foam mattress sold under the name Real Sleep.

  • The comfort system features a single, three-inch (3″) layer of memory foam.
  • The support core is constructed from high-density polyfoam.
  • The cover is made of organic cotton.


  • Free shipping in the contiguous U.S.
  • 100-night sleep trial with no mandatory break-in period


  • Above-average price-point
  • Mattress specifications not disclosed on website

Product and Price Range: The Real Sleep mattress is available in six sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. Prices range from $785 (Twin) to $1,495 (King and California King). All Real Sleep mattresses are manufactured in the United States.

Main Competitors: Real Simple’s primary competition includes other ‘bed in a box’ brands that offer memory foam mattresses ate average to below-average price-points, and primarily sell their products online.
Availability: The Real Sleep mattress is available on the Real Simple website. The mattress is not sold on or through other online retailers, and Real Simple does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Amazon rating: The Real Sleep mattress is not sold on at this time.
BBB rating: The Meredith Corporation, which publishes Real Simple magazine, currently holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Real Sleep Mattress Sleep Ratings

At this time, we have not received enough customer reviews on the Real Sleep mattress to calculate accurate sleep ratings for categories like durability, motion isolation, and temperature neutrality. We will update this section as soon as possible.

Real Sleep Price Comparison

Real Sleep Pricing and Delivery Details

Size Dimensions Height Price
Twin 39W” x 74L” 10″ $785
Twin Extra Long (XL) 39W” x 80L” 10″ $975
Full 54W” x 74L” 10″ $1,095
Queen 60W” x 80L” 10″ $1,295
King 76W” x 80L” 10″ $1,495
California King 72W” x 84L” 10″ $1,495

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: The Real Sleep mattress is compressed and vacuum-sealed for shipping. According to Real Simple, mattresses may require ‘a few hours to a full day’ before completely expanding.
Where Do They Ship?: Real Simple ships the Real Sleep mattress to all 50 states and Puerto Rico. International deliveries are not offered at this time.
Delivery Fee: Shipping within the contiguous U.S. is free of charge. Deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico will incur a flat shipping fee of $200.

Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for Real Simple is as follows:

  1. All mattresses ship within three business days of the original order.
  2. Customers in the contiguous U.S. typically receive their mattress within seven business days from the order date, while deliveries outside the contiguous U.S. may take longer to arrive.
  3. Expedited shipping and White Glove delivery are not available.

Old Mattress Removal: Real Simple does not offer old mattress removal with Real Sleep mattress deliveries.

Real Sleep Product Specifications and Firmness

In terms of firmness, the Real Sleep mattress from Real Simple is a ‘Medium Firm,’ or a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. The table below lists firmness and construction specifications for the Real Sleep mattress. Please note that Real Sleep does not disclose certain specs, such as layer thicknesses or foam densities.

Product Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Real Sleep 6.5 (Medium Firm) 10″ 7″ HD Polyfoam 3″ Memory Foam 100% Certified Organic Cotton

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Real Sleep Mattress Weight Comparison

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Real Sleep Mattress?

At this time, has not received enough customer feedback to accurately evaluate the Real Sleep mattress based on sleep position and sleeper weight. We will update this section as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please note that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress. For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

The following table lists our average grades for memory foam mattresses based on different sleeping positions and weights.

Mattress Type Sleep Position Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs) Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs) Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
Memory Foam Side Good Very Good Fair
Back Very Good Very Good Good
Stomach Good Fair Fair

Real Simple Company Information

Customer Service: Due to insufficient owner data, there is no Tuck customer service rating for Real Simple at this time.
BBB rating: The Meredith Corporation, which publishes Real Simple, holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Real Simple does not have a rating of its own.
Company History: The Meredith Corporation was started in 1902 and incorporated in 1905. Real Simple began publication in 2000, and has an annual circulation of more than 2 million. The Real Sleep mattress was introduced in April 2018.
Physical Stores: Real Simple does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations, and the Real Sleep mattress is not sold in any other stores or showrooms.
Corporate Address:
Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-3038
Phone Number: 1-800-996-7976 (available 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm EST)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website:

Sleep Trial and Warranty Information

Trial Period and Guarantee: Real Simple offers a 100-night sleep trial for all Real Sleep mattresses.

  1. This sleep trial does not include a mandatory break-in period. Customers may return the mattress at any point during the 100-night trial period.
  2. A full refund will be issued for all returns within 100 nights.
  3. Real Simple covers all shipping and handling costs associated with the mattress return, and will handle pickup arrangements for removing the mattress from the customer’s home.
  4. All returned mattresses are either recycled or donated to charity.
  5. To initiate the return process, contact Real Simply by phone or email.

Warranty: Real Simple offers a 10-year warranty with the Real Sleep mattress.

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Real Simple will, at its sole option, repair or replace any mattress defects for as long as the warranty is valid.
  3. Warranty coverage is incumbent on adequate foundational support. According to Real Simple, the mattress must be used with ‘a firm, solid-surface, adjustable bed base or mattress support.’ Failure to utilize a proper support system will void the warranty.
  4. Real Simple will cover all repair and replacement costs for mattresses with defects.
  5. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) or deeper that do not result from owner misuse or improper foundational support.
  6. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) or deeper, or normal increases in softness that do not compromise the pressure-relieving abilities of the mattress.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other forms of physical damage.
  7. This warranty is exclusively offered to original owners who purchase their mattress from Real Simple. Anyone who buys or acquires their mattress from another seller (including the original owner) does so ‘as is,’ and will not be eligible for warranty coverage.

Similar Mattress Options

Lastly, let’s look at some mattress models that are comparable to the Real Sleep mattress from Real Simple. The following four brands offer all-foam mattresses at comparable price-points, and also sell their products online (as well as in brick-and-mortar stores, in some cases). To learn more about these brands, please click the links in the top row of the table.

Brand Amerisleep Nest Bedding Saatva Tuft & Needle Real Simple
Model(s) AS1
Alexander Signature
Love & Sleep
Loom & Leaf T&N Mattress Real Sleep
Mattress Type Memory foam Memory Foam Memory foam Polyfoam Memory foam
Price Range $849 to $2,249 $399 to $1,399 $749 to $1,299 $325 to $700 $785 to $1,495
Thickness Range 10″
11″ to 12 1/2″ 12″ 10″ 10″
Firmness Options Soft
Medium Soft
Medium Firm
Medium Firm
Medium Firm Medium firm
Availability Online
Online Online Online
Sleep Trial 100 nights 100 nights 120 nights 100 nights 100 nights
Warranty Length 20 years 20 years 15 years 10 years 10 years
Tuck Customer Satisfaction Rating 69% (AS2)
71% (AS1)
73% (AS4)
75% (AS5)
82% (AS3)
74% to 76%
(642 customer reviews)
72% (113 customer reviews) 80% (9,625 customer reviews) Insufficient data at this time