This post was sponsored by Solay Sleep. I received a free mattress in exchange for my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions on this mattress are 100% my own. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
Solay Sleep Mattress Review – A Unique Take on a Mattress in a Box!
Since my husband and I got married eight years ago, we have been sleeping on hand-me-down mattresses from friends and family. You really don’t even want to know how old our queen size mattress was! I know, so gross right? We spruced it up with a foam mattress topper from Amazon to make it bearable to sleep on. A new mattress was an expense that we just didn’t have room for in our budget. Especially when our younger bodies could handle sleeping on a less than ideal mattress! Now that we are getting older and I’m on my second pregnancy, a new mattress became a necessity! So we decided to try out a mattress in a box! We chose to try out a Solay Sleep Mattress for a variety of reasons. Keep reading for my Solay Sleep Mattress Review after a almost of a month of use and get a discount code to try this unique mattress for yourself!
What Makes Solay Sleep Mattresses Unique?
Solay Sleep mattresses are one of the only hybrid mattress in a box available currently! So what is a hybrid mattress? Hybrid mattresses combine both memory foam and spring coils to give you the best support possible! Most of the mattresses in a box that are currently available are foam only. The benefits of having both memory foam and springs in the mattress are that the mattress is able to provide comfort in that it contours to your body due to the memory foam, while the coil springs provide sturdy support. The combination of support from springs and foam make Solay mattresses a perfect option for you whether you are a back, side, or stomach sleeper!
The combination of cooling gel, a special mattress cover that keeps you cool, coils, and breathable foam help to keep heat from being trapped underneath you and will help keep you cool all night long! I started using this mattress in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy, so the cooling abilities of this mattress have been a dream!
The Solay mattress has six layers that all work together to keep you cool! In the image above layer A is the special cover I mentioned. The cover is made with TENCEL® fabric that is naturally cooling and helps to wick away moisture. I had heard of TENCEL® fabric before, but I wasn’t really sure what it was, so I did some research and came across this page that explains the fabric perfectly. TENCEL® fibers are produced using natural raw material wood and environmentally responsible processes (love that!). TENCEL® fibers are gentle on skin, provide long-lasting softness, enhanced breathability, and are biodegradable. The cool TENCEL® cover works together with the next layer (B), 1 inch of cooling gel foam, to ensure that you stay cool all night long. Layer C is made of 2 inches of motion-reducing foam, layer D is one inch of support foam, layer E consists of 6 inch pocketed steel spring coils, and layer F is a inch layer of foundational foam.
They Give Back
One of my favorite things about Solay Sleep is that they give back to the community! For every single mattress purchased, Solay Sleep donates a mattress and a box spring to a child in need.
Risk Free Trial
You can try the Solay Sleep mattress for up to 101 nights risk-free! They recommend that give it a try for at least 30 days to give your body time to adjust, but if you aren’t happy with the mattress for any reason at all within 101 nights, Solay Sleep will arrange for the mattress to be picked up at your house (hooray for not having to ship back a ginormous mattress!). They also donate returned mattresses to local charities – I love that these barely used mattresses get put to good use!
Our Solay Sleep Mattress Review – from Shipping to One Month of Use
We have officially slept on our Solay Sleep mattress for one month now and we still absolutely love it! We upgraded from a queen to a king size mattress and my husband’s only complaint about the mattress is that it is too big! With one small child and another coming very soon, I think he will appreciate the size soon enough!
How the Solay Sleep Mattress is Shipped and Set Up
The mattress arrives at your doorstep within 3 to 7 days of ordering it on their website here. If you decide to try out the mattress make sure to use promo code GILLIAN20 for 20% off of your purchase! The mattress is shipped in a box that appears to be way too small to actually fit the mattress you ordered inside, but somehow it does!
When you open the box, the mattress is rolled up inside a plastic cover. You simply lay the rolled up mattress on whichever support you have (the mattress works with box springs, solid frames, slatted frames, and even adjustable beds), cut off the plastic with a tool provided in the box, unroll the mattress, and watch as it puffs up to full size! When I was researching mattresses, a lot of people mentioned “off-gassing” with mattresses that come in a box. However, when we unrolled our mattress, I didn’t notice any smell at all.
After the mattress puffs up, Solay recommends waiting 1-2 hours for it reach its optimal form.
We had absolutely no issues from shipping to set up. The whole process was very easy!
How Well Did We Sleep on the Mattress?
Since I was already in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy when we received the mattress, I had a unique sleep situation for this first month of trying out the Solay Sleep mattress. I am usually a stomach sleeper, but since I became pregnant I have been sleeping on my side. Before we received our Solay Sleep mattress, I had been having hip pain from sleeping on my side and I had to alternate sides multiple times each night in order to help with the pain. Once I started sleeping on the Solay mattress, my hip pain has practically disappeared! I still have to switch sides in the night, but usually only once, instead of the 5-6 times I was on our old mattress.
Since I have been moving around a lot to get comfortable during the night, my husband loves that this mattress doesn’t transfer movement. I can move as much as I want over on my side and he doesn’t feel a thing. This is a BIG difference from our previous mattress!
As I mentioned previously, I have been loving the cooling features of this mattress! I can definitely tell a difference between how cool this mattress keeps me versus our old mattress.
Our Overall Opinion on the Solay Sleep Mattress after One Month of Use
Overall, this mattress definitely feels luxurious! From the super soft mattress cover to the perfect combination of softness and firmness, I think this mattress would definitely be a good choice for anyone, especially for side sleepers (since that is what I have been this past month and my husband is also a side sleeper). When I’m able to sleep on my stomach again, I will definitely update this post to give my opinion of the mattress as a tummy sleeper!
One Suggestion if You are Using a Mattress Protector
We slept a few nights on our Solay mattress with no mattress protector, but with a young child that likes to spend a lot of time in our bed, I was definitely nervous to go to long without one! The mattress protector we bought zips around the entire mattress and is kind of plastic feeling and sounding under our sheets and I think it definitely blocks some of the cooling effects of the mattress. So if you are getting a mattress protector for your Solay Sleep Mattress, I would definitely make sure you find one that is breathable so that you don’t miss out on cooling features of the mattress. We will definitely be replacing the mattress cover with a more breathable option.
Try Out the Solay Sleep Mattress for 101 Nights Risk-Free and For 20% off!
If think a Solay Mattress may be the one you are looking for, make sure to order here and use code GILLIAN20 for 20% off your new mattress! If you have any questions that I didn’t answer, feel free to reach out to me or leave the question in a comment on the post!