Are you having a SweetNight when you lay your head on your pillow after the day is done? The name certainly markets the product as a comforting experience. The company promotes MOLECULE Air-Engineered™ comfort, improved recovery, and a cool sleep, all at a good price point.
My review below should help you determine how the SweetNight sleeping experience would be for you. If you don’t have time for the details right now, bookmark the page and click here for the review summary. Otherwise, I’ll start with a snapshot of the brand behind the mattress.
SweetNight sells a full range of mattresses and pillows, most of which feature gel memory foam as a main feature. The company sells on Amazon, which is a convenient option for people who prefer to shop there. However, the company does not have a full range of sizes available for all of its beds.
The SweetNight company doesn’t have brand names for its products—its mattresses are named for their height and the materials inside. For example, this review is focused on the flippable 10” gel memory foam mattress. Although this makes it easy to identify the mattress you want, it does speak to a company that may be newer to the marketplace. The price points put the general brand in competition with other budget mattresses.
So will the SweetNight really give you a sweet night? I start my review by describing the layers of the SweetNight one by one to find out.
What is the SweetNight Mattress Made of?
[Note: SweetNight has many mattresses with similar names.]
Cover – The all-foam SweetNight starts off with a breathable polyester cover. The cover is thin and breathable to help the mattress sleep a bit cooler. Heat dissipation is important as SweetNight mattresses often feature memory foam, which has a tendency to trap body heat.
Firm – With the firm side up on this flippable mattress, you find a firm layer of high-density poly foam right under the cover. HD poly foam is usually found at the bottom of bed-in-a-box mattresses as a support layer. When it is used as a comfort layer, it can help with spinal alignment for strict back and stomach sleepers.
Transition – In the middle of the SweetNight, I find the support core for both sides of the flippable mattress—another layer of high-density poly foam. Two layers of HD poly foam definitely help most sleepers feel on top of the mattress, and this layer also helps sleepers from sinking too far into the soft side of the mattress when the SweetNight is flipped.
Soft – After the second layer of poly foam, a layer of gel memory foam rounds out the three layers included in the SweetNight. If the firm side is up, as it is here, sleepers really can’t feel the slow response to pressure and body contouring that memory foam is known for. When flipped to the soft side, this layer lets the sleeper sink further into the mattress. The gel infusion draws heat away from the sleeper, which should be good for you if you tend to overheat during the night (but that only matters if the memory foam side is up).
Thoughts: With the firm side of the SweetNight up, most sleepers will definitely feel on top of the mattress with plenty of support for spinal alignment. This kind of support is usually good for strict back and stomach sleepers. Strict side sleepers may find that the firm side jams up the shoulder joints, however. A simple flip puts the softer gel memory foam layer right under the thin cover, which may be more comfortable for side sleepers.
So how does the SweetNight actually feel? The four tests below will help me answer this question.
How Does the SweetNight Feel?
The first test I run is for firmness, which is subjective based on body type, size, and shape. To simulate this, I test the SweetNight for firmness with my colleagues of different body types, sizes, and shapes. I come up with an average firmness score between 1 and 10 (10 is the firmest). 6.5 represents industry standard medium firmness. The SweetNight is a flippable mattress, so it will have two firmness scores—one for the soft side and another for the firm side.
I gave the soft side of the SweetNight (gel memory foam side up) a 6/10, which is slightly softer than the industry standard for medium firmness. I felt my body sink into the memory foam comfort layer with support from the poly foam layer immediately below. Strict back sleepers should have enough support here for spinal alignment without losing that classic memory foam feel of sinking into the mattress.
When changing positions on the soft side, I felt a bit stuck in the mattress. Combo sleepers may find this a bit annoying, especially those that need to change positions often during the night.
I gave the firm side of the SweetNight (high-density poly foam side up) a 7.5/10—significantly firmer than the industry standard 6.5. Strict back sleepers and stomach sleepers who need support in the hips should find a lot to love here. However, strict side sleepers may feel a bit jammed up in the shoulders, as there is very little relief for the pressure that tends to build up in this area.
Testing the SweetNight
After Firmness, I run tests for Pressure Relief, Bounce, and Motion Transfer. These three tests simulate various situations that commonly occur during the night such as a partner getting into bed while you’re sleeping (or jumping into bed after a bad day at work)!
The test for Pressure Relief involves placing a color-coded pressure map directly over the SweetNight. Blue, green, yellow and red colors on the map represent the pressure my body feels in real time in different positions on the SweetNight. Over time, pressure tends to build in certain positions as you sleep. This test helps to point out those pressure areas to determine where problems may arise.
The color legend: Blue is no/low pressure. Ideally, I want to see this in every position. Green and yellow represent medium pressure. Red means high pressure and point to areas that may cause a sleeper aches and pains over the course of the night.
Back – On my back, the SweetNight gave me all blue on both sides. This is a good sign, although it is expected. Body weight is usually evenly distributed when laying on the back, resulting in even pressure across the mattress. Most sleepers will feel more on top of the firm side of the mattress, however.
Side – In the side position is really where you begin to see differences in how the firm and soft sides of the SweetNight performs. There was much more green and even a bit of yellow on the firm side than there was on the soft side. Strict side sleepers should pay special attention to the light green and yellow that I found in the shoulder area. Over time, this shoulder pressure can build into very uncomfortable “joint jams” that may cause aches and pains. The softer side of the mattress is probably better for strict side sleepers because of this.
Stomach – I got blue across the board on my stomach on the soft side, which is a good sign. The pressure map showed a bit of green in the hips on the firm side, but this is actually a good sign as well. When lying on the stomach, support in the hips keeps the back from misaligning itself. Strict back sleepers should find the firm side of the SweetNight more comfortable over time because of the slightly higher pressure here.
After the pressure relief test comes the bounce test. Bounciness in a mattress helps with mobility when switching positions. It also provides a certain feel that many sleepers may be familiar with, especially those who are used to coiled mattresses. To conduct the Bounce test, I drop a 10 pound steel ball straight down onto the mattress and observe the results visually.
Surprisingly, the SweetNight was not really bouncy on either side. I did not expect the mattress to be bouncy when the gel memory foam side was up—Memory foam is known for a slow response to pressure that tends to absorb motion. However, it was not bouncy on the firmer side, either. Sleepers on both sides may feel stuck in the mattress when trying to switch positions. This does not bode well for combo sleepers.
A test that goes hand-in-hand with the Balance test is the Motion Transfer test. I use the same 10 lb. ball from the previous test, dropping it from predetermined heights of 4”, 8”, and 12”. A seismometer directly across the SweetNight measures the motion that is not isolated. Ideally, I want to see motion isolation in the mattress. Isolated motion means that you will not feel movement if your partner is jumping in and out of bed or sleeping restlessly.
The SweetNight has impressive motion isolation on both sides of the mattress. Because the mattress isn’t very bouncy, I expected it to isolate motion well. This is a good sign for couples, although the edge support on the bed is not the best.
Before ending the review, I’d like to summarize some of the most important points about the SweetNight mattress. No one can say for sure if a mattress is for you except you, but this section should help bring you a little closer to a buying decision if you’re on the fence!
SweetNight Mattress Recommendations
- If you are a strict back or stomach sleeper, you will likely enjoy the firmer feel of the firm side of the SweetNight. There is plenty of support for good spinal alignment when the mattress is flipped to its firmer side. Strict side sleepers may prefer the soft side because of the pressure relief in the shoulders.
- Availability on Amazon is a huge plus. You can get a great shopping experience from Amazon, including very fast shipping if you need the bed quickly.
SweetNight Mattress Complaints
- The lack of bounce in this mattress means that you may end up feeling stuck in it over the course of the night. This is especially true if you are a combo sleeper who switches positions often.
If you are over 250 pounds, you may not get the back support that you need for good spinal alignment. This is true even if the mattress is flipped to its firmer side.
- As I write this, not all SweetNight beds are available in all sizes. This may cause delays in delivery depending on the mattress that you want.
- Trial – 30 Nights
- Warranty – 10 Year
- Shipping – Free and Compressed
How Much Does the SweetNight Cost?
|Twin||39" x 75" x 10"||$318|
|Full||54" x 75" x 10"||$398|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 10"||$438|
|King||76" x 80" x 10"||$465|
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