Nest Bedding Alexander Mattress Unboxing

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About a year ago when Sleepopolis was first getting started Nest Bedding was one of the first companies I was able to review. My wife and I did a sleep test on two of their Nest Easy Breather noodled foam pillows (they were and are incredible, we still sleep on them today). Needless to say, when I heard about the Nest Bedding Alexander mattress, I was pretty excited.

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Nest Bedding isn’t a huge company or mega brand, but don’t let that fool you. What they lack in size they make up for in quality. As a company Nest has made it their mission to build high quality products that are equally as healthy as they are comfortable. They try to use more natural, organic, and non-toxic materials in everything they build.

Watch my unboxing of the Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Select mattress below.

My Initial Thoughts

  • Medium firmness & balanced feel – has a very balanced feel and a medium firmness. Not too much, but not too little when it comes to sinkage, hug, and body contour. It’s the type of feel that most sleepers will be able to enjoy.
  • Good support – very consistent and stable support in all sleeping positions. Does a good job of supporting without creating pressure points.
  • Traditional cover – the cover has a very traditional look and feel. Aesthetically, the floral pattern feels a bit antiquated to me, but it is quite comfortable. It’s padded with foam to give it a soft feel. I do quite like the side panels. The stitching is very tight and well done. Overall, the cover just feels very well put together.
  • Better than average edge support – most foam mattresses really struggle with edge support. The Alexander does a pretty good job though. It’s slightly above average in terms of the collapse / sinkage on the edge in sitting positions. It does a great job in a normal lying position. I slept almost the entire night directly on the edge and it held up very well.

My wife and I have been sleep testing the Alexander for a few nights now. I’ll have my comprehensive review of the Nest Bedding Alexander mattress up within the next few days.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop me a note down below or via my contact form. I’m happy to help!

For more information the Nest Alexander mattress visit NestBedding.com.

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  1. So after watching your videos and reading your reviews, its come down to the Alexander in Luxury Firm and the L&L firm. Are these mattresses around the same level of firmness? My husband and I love firm beds. We are back and side sleepers as well, but a medium bed is too soft for us as we don’t like sinking in too much and we sink a lot in our current mattress and hate it! I was able to try out the Alexander at the Nest Bedding Showroom and really liked it a lot. I wasn’t able to try the Alexander hybrid in firm, which is what I originally intended to buy. I did try out the active x which was really comfy and cool, but not a fan of how it looks. Also, I occasionally sleep on my side and fear that it would cause hip pain. Going back to the L&L firm, I just love how that mattress looks, love the side handles, and the fact that it has an organic mattress cover. Please help!

    Also, love you website and videos. Very imformative!!!

    • Based on all pf the information you’ve shared, it sounds as if the Alexander firm is going to be the most appropriate option for you. Reason being, you have already lied on it and know you like it. In my opinion, it’s hard to steer away from a mattress you have already tested out, knowing that you’re a fan of the mattress. The L&L is an excellent choice well, but based on your experience with the Alexander, it makes more sense to give this mattress a shot first.

      Hope this helps to clear things up a bit.

  2. Hello,

    My concern on memory foam is heat, I have a spring mattress and sometimes I wake up at night and have to blow the mattress with the pillow to get it cold, Should I still go with memory foam? I liked the Alexander a lot but that is my concern.

    Thank you

    • What brand / model mattress are you currently sleeping on? How much do you weigh? Do you sleep with a topper?

  3. I am torn between the alexander and the loom and leaf. In terms of firmness of the mediums which one is firmer. I am a back and side sleeper and weigh 175 lbs at 6″1. I tried out the tempurpedic cloud supreme and liked it. The cloud lux was too soft as I am looking for little sink. You mentioned in both mattress reviews that both didn’t really have the typical sink affect that traditional foam mattresses. Can you expand on that?

    Thanks!

    • Both the Alexander medium and L&L Relaxed Firm are very similar in firmness. I would say the Alexander is slightly softer, but it is not significantly different.

      The biggest difference of the Alexander & L&L compared to more traditional memory foam is the deep hugging contour + slow response. Many older memory foam mattresses, but especially the softer Tempur-pedic Cloud mattresses, allow the sleeper to sink deeply into the foams. If you change positions it will take several seconds for the mattress to adjust to the sleepers new position.

      L&L & the Alexander rapidly respond to changes in a fraction of the time. That’s the difference.

      Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with. Thanks!
      -Sleepopolis

  4. Please help me choose a king size mattress under $1000.
    1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm? 8-9
    2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little? VERY LITTLE
    3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little? LITTLE
    4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important? SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
    5) How important is price? VERY
    Thank you

    • Hi Joanne,

      Your best options would be the following:

      • Nest Bedding Alexander in the hard firmness = this will be closer to a 9 out of 10 firmness
      • Loom & Leaf Firm = this will be closer to an 8.5-9 out of 10 firmness
      • Brooklyn Bedding in the hard firmness = this will be closer to an 8.5
      • Helix = full customizable, so you can get the exact firmness you’re after

      You can find full reviews on all of these mattresses here: https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/

      Please let me know if there are any other questions I can help with, thanks!
      -Sleepopolis

  5. Hello Sleepopolis,
    Looks like the Alexander bed by Nest was not around when you compiled your best beds for sex list. I would love to see where it would fall in the ranking?
    Thanks,
    Ken

    • Hey Ken!

      Thanks for the reminder. My best beds for sex post is in need of an update soon. The Alexander will definitely make it onto that list as an above average choice, especially in the medium and firm. However, I would say that the soft has a bit of a drawback…since it is so soft it really absorbs a great deal of energy, which can make bounce more difficult, decreasing rhythm and causing you to have to work a bit harder.

  6. Hi Sleepopolis,

    My husband and I are in our 50’s and trying to decide between the Alexander and the L & L. For 15 years we’ve had an airbed that we eventually had to add a memory foam/gel topper because the original plush topping broke down. My husband’s number one concern is bounce and motion transference. He is a back and stomach sleeper. I’m a side sleeper, have scoliosis, and roll over A LOT trying to get/stay comfortable and move out of hot spots. Thus, my husband’s key concern is bounce. He thinks he wants none.

    On the other hand, coolness is the number one issue for me, and, honestly, most nights I end up moving to the guest bedroom where the inner spring bed sleeps cooler. However, I find that I have to sacrifice the support of the memory foam topper for coolness and end up with a backache from rotating my hips seeking comfort in this bed. My dream is to have the best of both worlds in one bed – contoured support and coolness.

    1) Firmness: Him – 4 to 5, Her – 6
    2) Hug: Him – some, Her – like the feel of support, but gets hot and can be hard to roll out
    3) Bounce: Him – no, Her – some is okay
    4) Cooling: Him – somewhat, Her – Extremely important, heat must dissipate
    5) Price: We’re looking for value, any price is too much if I end up continuing to sleep in the guest bed:)
    6) Size: king
    7) Weight: Him – 190, Her – 145

    In addition to the above, I’m wondering is if the gel in the L&L can actually be too cool for my husband in the winter. Any insights or suggestions that you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

    Best,
    Mrs. B

    • Hi Mrs. B, thanks for your comment.

      Based on your requirements and desires I think the Alexander in the medium firmness is going to be the better choice. It’s a 5-6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, whereas the L&L is a very solid 6 out of 10. The Alexander has a traditional padded cover, which gives it more of a cloud like comfort that I think you’ll end up preferring.

      Both mattresses do an equally good job of minimizing motion transfer so you don’t disturb your partner.

      Lastly, regarding your cooling gel concern. The L&L’s cooling gel helps to keep it from retaining heat, but it doesn’t make the sleeping surface noticeably cold. For the vast majority of mattresses when they say they “sleep cool” it simply means they don’t retain as much heat and remain at room temperature. Both the L&L and Alexander sleep cool in this same regard.

      Let me know if there are any other questions I can help with.

  7. Could you please recommend what you believe would be a good mattress for my husband and me? We are in our late fifties/early sixties, and we would like something that has good orthopedic support.

    Our present mattress is a Sealy Posturepedic Elite Violet King (circa 1980’s), which is very firm, and we are waking up with morning muscle aches and pains.

    Thanks, in advance, for your assistance. We look forward to your reply.

    1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm? 5
    2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little? Some
    3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little? Some
    4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important? Somewhat
    5) How important is price? Do you have a set budget? Flexible
    6) What size are you looking for? King

    • Hi Denise, thanks for your comment! I thought this response would be better suited for a personal email. I sent you an email with a recommendation yesterday. Let me know if there are any other questions I can help with, thanks!

  8. Hi Sleepopolis,
    My husband and I are in the market for a new mattress and our top “pre-selects” are the Leesa and the Alexander. Our most recent bed is an 8 year old Novaform from Costco’s (can’t remember which one) that we we both loved for many years. I have fibromalgia and this bed really helped tremendously. However, we’ve noticed that we have been waking up more tired and achy and the bed is definitely too hot. It causes me to wake in the night.

    We each weigh about 200 lbs. I am predominately a side sleeper, now recently stomach too, and my husband is a stomach/side sleeper as well.

    I think I like something of medium firmness with excellent support but I do love hug and a soft feel to the bed. I am temporarily sleeping on a down bed that has very poor support but the softness and hug is lovely. And we do love a nice bounce.

    Our winters are very cold and during those months we warm the bed prior to sleep with a heated mattress pad so the bed needs to work well with this. During the worst of the cold the heat may stay on low all night.

    We live in a very remote area, 50 miles from the nearest Walmart/Box store of any kind and I would like to know how the Alexander is shipped. Can two 60 year olds get it in the house and set it up without help.

    These two mattress’s seem very comparable.Can you tell us what justifies the price difference with the Alexander? Price is important but our final decision will be based on what actually suits our needs the best.

    Thank- you for your help.

    • Hi Penny,

      The Alexander ships compressed in a large box. It’s not too large, but it is going to be quite heavy, around 110 pounds. You may want to arrange for some help to get it in if you go that route, given the size and weight. The Loom & Leaf comes via full service delivery, so they would actually set it up for you on your frame.

      The biggest differences between the L&L and the Alexander are as follows:

      1. Alexander has a 1.5″ padded cover vs. the only 5/8″ padded cover of the L&L. Alexander is a more traditional feel, whereas the L&L is halfway between a Tempur-Pedic style direct foam support / feel + traditional
      2. L&L uses a few more natural materials the Alexander, including a 100% organic cotton cover and natural thistle as the flame barrier. They both use plant-based foams

      With regards to firmness, build quality, and cooling they are very similar.

      Let me know if there are any other questions.

    • Hi Sleepopolis,
      Thank you for the reply. I was asking about a comparison between the Alexander and the Leesa, not the Loom and Leaf. Currently the Loom and Leaf is not on my radar. Should I consider this one instead?

      I appreciate your efforts in answering these questions.
      Penny

    • Oh, wow, my apologies! I completely misread that.

      The biggest differences between the Alexander and the Leesa:

      1. Alexander has a 1.5″ padded cover vs. a thin no padding cover in the Leesa. Alexander is the very traditional look / feel and Leesa is more of a modern look / feel (similar to Tempur-pedic covers in that respect)
      2. Alexander is a bit thicker, especially in the soft / medium versions than Leesa. This gives it a heavier presence in the room. Additionally, if you’re 250+ pounds it will provide better deep compression support.
      3. The feel difference is the biggest difference, which ties back into the padded cover. The Alexander provides much of its feel / softness from the padded cover itself. It’s almost like a mini pillow top. The Leesa has no padding in the cover, so sleepers engage directly with the foams. This gives it more of a pronounced contouring support feel.

      If you’re thinking about the Leesa and Alexander it would be worth considering the Loom & Leaf also. It’s similar in many respects and also a very well made mattress.

      Let me know if there are any other questions. Thanks!

    • Hi Sleepopolis,
      Thanks for all your thoughtful replies. My husband and I both like a soft “sleeping on air” feeling to a mattress but with good firm support. I can tell this is not going to be an easy decision!

  9. Hello, thanks for the amazing information on the well put together site. I thought I’d give you an update. I called Nest 2 days ago to get a final question answered before ordering the Alexander Soft. I was told that this week they changed their soft and firm models to be more like the medium – no more latex – The Alexander is now a memory foam bed, not a hybrid. This is HUGE and SAD. This means if we want a hybrid with latex on top and memory foam underneath, Casper and Leesa are the only two (established/reputable) options available. And if we want something softer than a 5-6 out of 10 (where 10 is a brick), we have NO options. Correct me if I am wrong – please.

    If I want latex as my top layer and am willing to forego memory foam as part of the comfort layering, then I can get a softer latex mattress in Nest’s Love bed or Brooklyn Bedding. And those are my only two choices for soft latex as I understand it. Again, correct me if I’m wrong.

    So, with my current understanding I have it narrowed down to 5 choices: Leesa, Love Bed Soft, Love Bed Medium, Brooklyn Soft, Brooklyn Medium. We went and tried a bunch of Savvy stuff and a couple Tempurs…Our favorite was the Tempur-Flex Supreme, which clocked in at a 4 out of 10 on firmness. Given your experience with these various mattresses, which would you say is closest to the Tempur-Flex?

    • Hi CA,

      You are correct. The Alexander is changing their construction a bit.

      So if you absolutely want a latex top layer / hybrid your options are Casper, Leesa (technically it’s Avena, not latex), Brooklyn Bedding (2 layers of latex), or the Love Bed. And yes, if you want something softer than a 5, but also have latex, it’s going to have to be the BB or the Love Bed.

      All that said, I would advise you to not simply eliminate the Alexander or other memory foams. Memory foam kind of gets a bad rap quite honestly. The memory foam used in the Alexander is not dramatically different than the feel of a latex foam. I have personally tested over 20 different mattresses, almost all of them memory, latex, or hybrids..and if Nest hadn’t told me that their wasn’t latex in the medium firm Alexander I would have never known. The feel of their memory foam is very close to that of a latex.

      All memory foam is not created equal. Unfortunately, it’s become a bit of a catch all term for any poly foam that isn’t latex or another patented foam.

      Regarding the Tempur-Flex Supreme. The closet mattress I have tested is by far the Amerisleep Colonial. It’s basically everything the Tempur Flex Supreme is, except better cooling, more balanced sinkage / hug, improved responsiveness, and much more reasonable priced. Find my full review here: https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/amerisleep-colonial-mattress-review/

    • Sleepopolis,

      THX for the reply, a lot of good information. That Amerisleep is intriguing, but is definitely creeping up there in price – prohibitively so. You do have me re-thinking the Nest Alexander a bit though (despite having “memory foam” matresses, they seem to have figured out the solution to the stink, which is important to us). Obviously we can’t accurately guess what the Alexander Soft will feel like, but your guess would likely be better than mine :)
      Knowing what you know about the Alexander, how close do you think their soft will come to mimicking the Tempur-Flex?

    • Just in terms of firmness, I would say it’s very close.

      In terms of feel? It’s going to be a little bit different. The Tempur Flex uses a thin cover with no padding, so you engage directly with the foam layers. The Alexander uses a quilted padded cover with a 1.5″ thick layer of soft foam in the cover itself. This is a more traditional feel, so much of the softness comes from this padding, and less from the memory / gel foam layers below.

      So they are similar, but still different to a certain degree.

    • Good info if that Alexander vs Tempur-Flex question. Speaking of that top layer on the Alexander: 1.5″ of undisclosed “foam” made me wonder. People looking to make a good buy are paying attention to the rating of the visco foams used in a bed to ensure longevity (2lb not so good, 4-5lb, that is high quality and will last without forming a groove too soon). So that top layer did have me wondering what it is made of and whether or not it is a potential area for concern. What do you think of that top layer other that it feeling good initially?

    • In general, I would say it feels quite nice and provides great pressure relief. It’s almost like a mini pillow top.

      I believe the soft foam in the cover is just a standard soft basic poly foam. I don’t know the poundage. I imagine it’s probably around a 3. If any area of the Alexander is likely to break down first, it would probably be the cover. However, all of the other foams and materials in the Alexander are high quality, both in their specs and the suppliers they come from. This, combined with the 20 year warranty, and everything I know about Nest Bedding as a company and the owner (Joe Alexander) gives me confidence that the top layer and the mattress at large will last.

  10. Thank you so much for all the info in your reviews. We need 3 new mattresses–first up is for my tween son. He sleeps back/side and hot. Trying to decide between Alexander, Leesa or Loom & Leaf relaxed firm. He really liked the feel of the Beautyrest Black hybrid plush. We use his room as guest room too when overseas family visit.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I would be happy to help provide you with a mattress recommendation. If you could please answer the following questions these will greatly help me to provide the best recommendation based on your preferences and needs:

      1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm?
      2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little?
      3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little?
      4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important?
      5) How important is price? Do you have a firm budget in mind?
      6) What size are you looking for?
      7) How much do you weigh? (this is important for sinkage, especially as it relates to cooling)

      If you’d prefer to have this conversation in private please email me via my contact form here: https://sleepopolis.com/contact/

  11. I’m hoping you can help my husband and I find a mattress that will meet both of our needs. For 10 years we slept on an Original Mattress factory spring bed. It was time to replace it, so we tried the Leesa for about 2.5 months. I slept ok, but my husband would wake up in severe back pain; to the point it was hard to stand up. Next we tried the Love Bed. We both love the feel of the bed, but we also both have sore backs every morning. We’ve been told that there is an adjustment period, so its possible that is the cause of the soreness. (However, I never felt sore on the Leesa.) I’m just not sure if there is enough support in the Love bed. I’m wondering if the Alexander would be a good next option? Thoughts? (FYI, I weigh 160 lbs and my husband is 260 lbs)

    • Hi Anna,

      I would be happy to help. I’m sorry to hear you haven’t found a mattress that meets you needs yet. As with any new mattress, there is going to be an adjustment period. Typically it’s 3-4 weeks. So if you’ve already passed that you can safety assume it’s probably a case of the mattress not being right for you.

      The Alexander mattress is a sizable step up from the Love Bed. I think one of the biggest differences is simply the level of support. The Alexander has more transitional support foam and deep compression support, both which help dramatically to rounding out the overall support for the mattress. All that said, I think it would be best to have a little bit of a reset here so we can make sure the next mattress you order is the correct one.

      I would be happy to help provide you with a mattress recommendation. If you could please answer the following questions these will greatly help me to provide the best recommendation based on your preferences and needs:

      1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm?
      2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little?
      3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little?
      4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important?
      5) How important is price? Do you have a set budget?
      6) What size are you looking for?

      If you’d prefer to keep these responses private feel free to email me directly via my contact form here: https://sleepopolis.com/contact/

  12. I’ve narrowed down my choices between the Loom & Leaf and the Alexander Sig. Any advice or info that would sway me one way or the other?

    • Hey Neil,

      I would be happy to help provide you with a mattress recommendation. If you could please answer the following questions these will greatly help me to provide the best recommendation based on your preferences and needs:

      1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm?
      2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little?
      3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little?
      4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important?
      5) How important is price?
      6) What size are you looking for?
      7) How much do you weigh? (this is important for sinkage, especially as it relates to cooling)

      If you’d prefer to keep your responses private feel free to email me direct using my contact form here: https://sleepopolis.com/contact/

    • Sleepopolis, Thanks for your fast reply and for all the reviews. Here are the answers to your questions:

      1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm? 5-6
      2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little? Some
      3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little? Some to little
      4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important? Very
      5) How important is price? Quality of bed is more important than price
      6) What size are you looking for? Queen
      7) How much do you weigh? (this is important for sinkage, especially as it relates to cooling) I’m 215#, spouse 125#

      Thanks again for your help and info!

    • Hey Neil,

      Both the L&L and Alexander mattress are similar in many ways. They both have a firmness of 6 out of 10 (in the medium option), they both have moderate hug / sinkage / bounce, they both have good cooling due to breathable foam, foam construction, and foam layers.

      I would say that the biggest differences comes down to deep compression support, aesthetics, and softness on top.

      1) Deep compression – compared to 10″ mattresses, both of these are a sizable step up. This is especially important for a man of your size (as you’ll put more pressure on the mattress layers to support you). The Alexander has a slight edge over the the L&L here due to it’s increased thickness (it’s a few inches thicker in the soft and medium option). Additionally, the support foam in the Alexander is a bit better for deep compression (it’s a special foam called convoluted foam).

      2) Aesthetics – this is a personal style preference. There’s no functional difference.

      3) Softness on top – the cover of the Alexander is stuffed with 1.5″ of soft foam (in the soft and medium mattress), this gives it more of a traditional plush top type of a feel. The L&L is a smooth cover with no foam stuffing. The L&L’s softness comes more from the base layered foams than a soft cover. I wouldn’t say there is a “best” choice here, it just depends on your personal preference.

      Quite honestly, I think you’d be hard pressed to go wrong with either the Alexander or the L&L. Both are very well made mattresses, among my top rated mattresses on Sleepopolis, and two of my personal favorites.

      Let me know if there are any other questions I can help with.

    • Sleepopolis, Thank you for your comments, tough decision! Will talk it over with the wife, leaning to the Alexander, will use the Sleepopolis coupon if I go that way.

    • Indeed it is. They are both great mattress. Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

    • Hey Sleepopolis, I’m looking for something similar to the poster above but I’m much larger than the average guy. At 6’9” 330 (and a very hot sleeper) I need an incredibly supportive bed or it’ll wear out incredibly fast. I know pretty much all 10” choices are out of the question. It looks like L&L and Nest Alexander are probably my best two options? Any other ones I should consider? Thanks in advance, fantastic work here!

    • Hey Patrick,

      Just as with the Neil, you definitely need a thicker mattress that provides exceptional deep compression support. So the Loom & Leaf and Nest Alexander are both good options. As you said, I would recommend you avoid 10″ mattresses. For a man of your size, it’s just not going to provide the support you need, while also remaining soft enough to be comfortable.

      There are 2 other mattresses, both from Amerisleep, that I think would also be a good fit for you. Both have exceptional cooling (a little better than even the L&L and Alexander) and exceptional deep compression support due to extra thick layers (they are 13″ and 14″).

      The Amerisleep Colonial is slightly softer at a 4 out of 10 on the firmness scale, full review here https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/amerisleep-colonial-mattress-review/
      The Amerisleep Independence is a true medium firmness at a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, full review here https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/amerisleep-independence-mattress-review/

  13. Did you get to try the “soft” versus “medium” on the Alexander bed? I’m hoping that the soft is closer to medium/soft but still supportive. Can you tell me the different layers between the two?

    • I haven’t tried the soft yet, so I cannot say exactly how different it is in terms of overall firmness. However, based on the firmness of the medium, the construction materials, and Nest’s firmness scale, I believe it’s probably around a 4 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Below are the layer differences between all 3 firmness options:

      Soft – 1.5″ super soft foam in the cover, 3″ Talalay latex, 2″ gel foam (4 pound), 8″ support foam
      Medium – 1.5″ super soft foam in the cover, 2″ visco foam (4 pound), 2″ gel foam (4 pound), 8″ support foam
      Firm – no super soft foam in the cover, 2″ Talalay latex, 2″ gel foam (4 pound), 8″ support foam

      Check out my full review for more info the Alexander: https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/nest-alexander-mattress-review/

      One final side note, I will be stopping by the Nest retail store later today. I’ll make a point to try each firmness option so I can give a better firmness estimation.

    • Yes, I have. Actually, I am working on a new video today. It will feature a comparison between the Nest Alexander’s soft vs. medium vs. hard firmness options. It will showcase how the different firmness options feel, the sinkage level, support, and more.

  14. If price is not an issue, and comfort and quality being the most important, do you like the Leesa bed or Nest Alexander bed better? I need one that will be cool and not retain heat, as I live in Hawaii. Do you know if they ship to Hawaii? thank you for your help.

    • Both Nest & Leesa ship to all 50 states. In terms of coolness, both the Nest & Leesa are highly comparable.

      As I said before, I think you’d be really hard pressed to go wrong with either of these. If I had to pick one, I would opt for the Leesa. I like the Leesa’s modern aesthetic a bit more and I also prefer the non-padded cover. However, it really comes down personal preference and what attributes that you find the most important.

    • That’s a hard one…both the Leesa and Alexander are great mattresses, and in many ways have similar construction and feel. The biggest difference is the aesthetic look and pricing.

  15. The price point of the leesa is definitely appealing! Am I remembering right that you wrote it was one of your favorites?

    • To do your due diligence you might consider looking at Leesa and Loom & Leaf also. These two are similar in feel to the Alexander and on par in terms of construction / build quality. Quite honestly though, based on your requirements, I think you’d be hard pressed to go wrong with any of these options.

  16. 1. Maybe a 7? Or a 6? :) I hate it when a mattress has give in the middle, but I like some plush feeling on top, if that makes sense..
    2. Some.
    3. Some.
    4. Definitely somewhat.
    5. It’s important, but not moreso than comfort.

    • Based on your responses I think the Alexander would be the best choice for you.

      The Alexander is a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale with great support. But it has 1.5″ of soft foam in the cover, giving it a plush feel without allowing for deep give / sinkage. It has balanced hug and bounce and does a good job cooling. The price is slightly higher than the Love Bed and T&N, but you also are able to get the feel you’re looking for.

      I think you’d be disappointed with the Love Bed as the latex only comfort layer results in a softer feel with deeper hug / sinkage.

      Similarly on the Tuft & Needle, it has a firmer feel (7 out of 10), but has no plushness at all to the top layer. As a result, it probably won’t give you the desired feel you’re looking for either.

      Check out my full review of the Nest Alexander here if you haven’t already: https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/nest-alexander-mattress-review/

      Let me know if there are any other questions I can help with.

  17. I’m trying to decide between this, the love bed, and possibly a tuft and needle. I need really good support for a pre-existing lower back issue, but I also love having a comfortable plusher feel on top. Which would you steer me toward?

    • Each mattress could be the right choice depending on your priorities and preferences. If you could answer the following questions I can help guide you towards the best option based on your needs:

      1) What is your preferred firmness on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm?
      2) Do you like lots of hug? some? or very little?
      3) Do you like lots of bounce? some? or very little?
      4) How important is cooling in a mattress? Very? Somewhat? Not that important?
      5) How important is price?

  18. I can’t wait to read your review. I’m in the market for a new mattress and I’m considering the Love Bed. Curious to see what the additional money buys.

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