Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Review

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Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Review

✔️Last updated: October 2021

✔️Customer Rating: 4.7/5
✔️Mattress Advisor Score: 8.2/10
✔️Type: Hybrid
✔️Firmness: Plush, Medium, and Luxury Firm
✔️Free Shipping, Returns, and Exchanges
✔️100-Night Sleep Trial
✔️Lifetime Warranty

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All in all: The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress by Nest Bedding comes in plush, medium, and luxury firm options. We tested the medium option, and found it to be highly responsive, cooling, and supportive. It’s the best fit for back and stomach sleepers and those sleeping without a partner.

Who It’s Right For

Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid is best for: Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid may not be best for:
  • Combo sleepers
  • Back sleepers
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Those who sleep hot
  • Those with lower back pain
  • Couples who want split king or cal king sizes
  • Light sleepers
  • Budget shoppers

The Best Of

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Nest Bedding mattresses are reliably comfortable, affordable, and environmentally friendly. We got our hands on the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress and ran it through our comprehensive review process. In this Alexander Hybrid mattress review, we tell you what we loved about this mattress, how it could do better, and who we think should give it a try.

Why we liked it:

  • Firmness Options: Choose from plush, medium, and luxury firm mattress options.
  • Cooling Tech: This mattress features temperature-regulating phase change fabric and gel-infused memory foam in the cover.
  • Affordable: Nest Bedding ships their products direct-to-consumer, which keeps costs down. 
  • Lifetime Warranty: The Alexander Signature Hybrid is covered by a lifetime warranty for the original owner. 
  • Eco-Friendly: Nest Bedding mattresses are made with CertiPUR-US certified foams. Nest Bedding also does their best to cut down on waste in landfills.
  • It’s one of our top-rated hybrid mattresses.

Video Review

Don’t feel like reading? Check out our video review of the Signature Hybrid below.

Mattress Lab Scores

We test each mattress in our sleep lab for performance, functionality, and social responsibility. The total score is a weighted average of all 14 category scores. You can read more about our review process here.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 8
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 10
Set-Up 7.5
Motion Transfer 6.4
Edge Support 6.25
Pressure Relief 7
Spine Alignment 8
Responsiveness 9.5
Cooling 8
Durability 8.5
Customer Service 9
Social Impact 5
⭐Total Score for the Alexander Signature Hybrid: 8.2/10⭐

Pros and Cons

✅ Pros

  • The Alexander Signature Hybrid’s highest score is for responsiveness, meaning it will keep up with your changes in position, so you stay comfortable all night long.
  • Spinal alignment is super important for avoiding back pain, and the Alexander Signature Hybrid performed particularly well in this category.
  • This mattress sleeps pretty darn cool thanks to a breathable construction and temperature-regulating materials in the mattress cover.
  • Like all Nest Bedding mattresses, this one is made with high-quality materials that can last for years.

❌ Cons

  • Our testers had a difficult time staying balanced and secure while sitting and sleeping on the edge of the bed.
  • Because of a low responsiveness score, you’ll feel movements from your sleeping partner on this mattress.

Pressure Relief

Got achy shoulders? Pay special attention to the score for pressure relief. We gave the Alexander Signature Hybrid a 7/10, and here’s why: 

We test pressure relief using a pressure map on the mattress surface. Blues and greens indicate areas of low pressure, and reds and yellows mean there is high pressure. We saw some red near the shoulders and hips of both of our testers, which is why we gave the mattress only a so-so score for pressure relief.

Responsiveness 

To test responsiveness—or how quickly a mattress adjusts to your changes in position—we ask our testers to lie on the mattress in each sleeping position and score how easily the mattress settles into the new position.

A score of one means the mattress takes a long time to adjust, while a score of 10 means the mattress adjusted perfectly to the new position. Overall, our testers gave the Alexander Signature Hybrid a near perfect score of 9.5/10 for responsiveness.


 

Motion Transfer

Our motion transfer tests tell us how well a mattress absorbs movement across the mattress surface. The wine test is a visual indicator of how much motion is transferred from one side of the bed to another. We placed a glass of wine on the mattress surface and asked a tester to move around. The glass swayed quite a bit, but stayed standing, so we gave the Alexander Signature Hybrid a score of 6/10 for that test. 

Next, we swapped the wine for another person. Our testers rated the Alexander Signature Hybrid a 6.75/10 for this portion of the test, with one meaning tons of movement and 10 meaning no movement at all. The total motion transfer score averaged out at 6.4/10, so the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress does a moderate job of isolating motion.

Firmness Levels

The plush option is very soft— about 3/10 on the firmness scale. The medium is a 4.5/10, so it’s closer to a medium-soft. The luxury firm is about 7/10 on the firmness scale, which is considered medium firm by some. 

Will Your Sleeping Position Be Supported

Side sleepers will get the best pressure point relief on the plush option, and stomach sleepers need the extra support of the firm option. Back sleepers will feel the most comfortable on either the medium or luxury firm option

Temperature Regulation

We found the Alexander Signature Hybrid to sleep cool, though it’s not distinctly cool-to-touch. Hybrid and innerspring mattresses tend to sleep much cooler than all-foam mattresses because of airflow through the coil layer. 

The Alexander Signature Hybrid pairs a breathable coil layer with gel-infused foam and phase change materials in the mattress cover—both of which work to regulate the temperature of the mattress surface. 

Weight Capacity

The Alexander Signature Hybrid can comfortably support up to 600lbs, or 300lbs on both sides. 

Foundation Compatibility

Using the right support system for the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress will give you the best sleep quality and prevent mattress sinkage. Make sure your mattress foundation is flat, firm, and non-flexible. Box springs aren’t the best fit, but you can use platform beds, adjustable bases, and slatted beds (no more than 4” between the slats).

A Look Inside

The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress blends three foam layers with individually wrapped pocketed coils.

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  1. Quilted Cover: Temperature regulating thermic phase change fabric and a thin layer of gel-infused memory foam
  2. Top Layer: TitanChil Endurance Foam—aka highly responsive titanium infused foam
  3. Transition Layer: SmartFlow support foam
  4. Support Layer: Quantum Edge support coils with extra edge support
  5. Base Layer: Support foam

Sizes, Dimensions, and Prices

Size Dimensions Weight Price*
Twin 38″ x 75″ x 13.5″ 55lbs $949
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ x 13.5″ 60lbs $1,099
Full 54″ x 75″ x 13.5″ 85lbs $1,299
Queen 60″ x 80″ x 13.5″ 105lbs $1,699
King 76″ x 80″ x 13.5″ 125lbs $1,999
Split King 76″ x 80″ x 13.5″ 120lbs $2,198
California King 72″ x 84″ x 13.5″ 125lbs $1,999
Split Cal King 72” x 84” x 13.5” 120lbs $2,198

*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress.

What It’s Like to Unbox

The Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is delivered compressed, rolled, and packaged in a box. It took us just over two minutes to set it up. A queen size weighs 105lbs, so you may want to enlist help setting up your mattress. We noticed a minor off-gassing scent when we cut off the plastic packaging, but it went away quickly.

Buying This Mattress

Here are the most important details you’ll want to know when you buy your Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress

Policy Details
Delivery Free bed-in-a-box delivery
Trial Period 100 nights
Warranty Lifetime for original purchaser
Return Policy Free returns and exchanges
Financing Affirm

Free Shipping

Nest Bedding ships their mattresses for free in the lower 48 states (there’s an extra fee if you’re shipping to Alaska or Hawaii). Get your bedroom ready because your mattress will arrive within 4–8 business days. You’ll receive a tracking number after your order has shipped, but you don’t need to sign for your package.

If you need help setting up your bed set, call the Nest Bedding team at 888–992–2001 for a quote for white glove delivery. You can also request old mattress removal for an extra $100.

100-Days to Try It

You can take up to 100 days to decide whether or not the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid is the most comfortable mattress for you. A 100-day sleep trial is average for the mattress industry, and gives your body plenty of time to adjust to a new sleeping surface. 

What the Warranty Covers

If your Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress develops indentations deeper than 1” or defects in the mattress cover/zipper, you may be able to receive a replacement mattress or repair services under the lifetime warranty.

For the warranty to apply, you have to be the original owner of the mattress and have purchased it directly from Nest Bedding or one of their authorized retailers. Email customerservice@nestbedding.com to submit a claim. Within 7 business days, a rep will reach out to you with instructions on how to proceed.

How to Reach Customer Service

We had a really nice experience with the Nest Bedding customer service team. You’ll need a Facebook Messenger account to chat live with a rep, and you can also reach them over phone or email.

  • 888–992–2001, Monday-Friday 8AM–7PM PST, Saturday-Sunday 7PM–6PM PST
  • customerservice@nestbedding.com, Monday-Friday 7AM–5PM PST, Saturday-Sunday 8AM–7PM PST

The Return Policy

Nest Bedding’s return policy enables you to request free returns or exchanges during the trial period. After day 30 of the trial period, you can request a return or exchange for a different firmness level. Just keep in mind that your trial period doesn’t restart when you make an exchange, and you can only request one exchange or return per customer, per year.

To start the return or exchange process, email the Nest Bedding team at customerservice@nestbedding.com. They’ll work with you to arrange for your original mattress to be picked up and disposed of or donated. You’ll see your full refund back on your original form of payment after mattress pick up.

Should You Buy It?

The Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid Mattress is a fair choice for the average hybrid mattress shopper with a moderate budget. It’s durable, protected by a lifetime warranty, and available in different firmness options to suit every kind of sleeper. We’re confident that most sleepers will get a good night’s sleep on this bed, but couples concerned about motion transfer should check out our Zoma Hybrid mattress review; it may be a better fit.

See How It Stacks Up

Generally, the Nest Alexander Hybrid mattress is more responsive than similar mattresses, but doesn’t provide as much motion isolation. It’s also a relatively affordable option with a lifetime warranty that’s tough to beat.

A close comparison is the Beautyrest Black mattress, which has a very similar construction, but received much higher scores for motion isolation and pressure relief. On the flip side, the Alexander Hybrid earned much higher marks for responsiveness and is considerably cheaper. If you’re interested, look at our full Beautyrest Black mattress review.

The Casper Wave Hybrid mattress matched the responsiveness score of the Alexander Hybrid and earned higher scores in every other performance category, but again, you’ll pay about $600 to $1,000 more for the Casper Wave and will be protected by only a 10 year warranty. Our Casper Wave Hybrid mattress review will tell you all you need to know.

Finally, we’ll bring it closer to home with the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress. This Nest Bedding mattress model swaps memory foam for natural latex. That change marginally improves motion transfer and noticeably enhances pressure relief. Read our Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress review for more information.

Other Products

CoolingProtector 1 JPG 360x

Easy Breather Pillow: A plush pillow with an adjustable fill level. $119/queen size

Alexander Signature Cooling Topper: 2” of Energex foam wrapped in a cooling cover. $249/queen size

Nest Bedding Natural Cotton Comforter: Lightweight, cotton sourced in the USA, $249/queen size

Arcadian Bed Frame: Made of 100% reclaimed wood; available in raw, whitewash, and greywash; $2,699/queen size

Nest Bedding TENCEL Lyocell Sheet Set: Smooth, soft, moisture-wicking; available in white, slate, and sandstone; $139/queen size

FAQs

We highly recommend using a waterproof mattress protector. It will keep liquids, stains, and dead skin cells off of your mattress—not to mention nasty allergens like dust mites and mold. If you need to transport your mattress after it’s been unboxed, zip it into a mattress bag and lay it flat in the moving truck. Storing innerspring or coil mattresses vertically can cause the materials to fix and become defective.

Nest Bedding mattress owners can claim 30% off their next Nest Bedding mattress as long as they haven’t exchanged or returned their previous mattress. The guarantee is redeemable only once per customer, and all sales are final.

Nest Bedding has showrooms in select states where you can try all of their different models— including the flippable Alexander Signature Series and budget-friendly Love & Sleep—to see which is the best mattress for you. Find the closest location on the Nest Bedding website.

You can always return an unboxed mattress before day 30, but you’ll be charged a 25% restocking fee. If your mattress has been unboxed, you must keep it for 30 days before returning.

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