REAL SLEEP Mattress Review

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REAL SLEEP Mattress Review


8.1 / 10 MA Score

5 / 5 Customer Rating

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Twin: 39'' x 74'' Twin XL: 39'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 74'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84''


79 lbs. for queen



Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 19″ × 19″ × 42″ for a queen.

Delivered In

7 business days



Memory foam


Medium firm: 6/10

Trial Period:

100 days


10-year limited warranty


Memory foam mattress that cools, contours, and supports.

REAL SLEEP highlights

  • The REAL SLEEP mattress was launched by REAL SIMPLE after years of readers sharing their sleep issues with the brand. So they decided to do something about it. And thus, the REAL SLEEP mattress was born!
  • The REAL SLEEP mattress designed with exclusive FloraFlex memory foam, an open cell foam structure that draws heat away from the body to increase breathability and keep you cool all night.

Mattress Advisor score for the REAL SLEEP

Here’s how the REAL SLEEP mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the REAL SLEEP mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8.1 / 10

REAL SLEEP mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the REAL SLEEP mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.


Set up test

The REAL SLEEP mattress took us  1 minute and 20 seconds to set up. The REAL SLEEP mattress was light and took its full form after about an hour. The mattress had a mild odor after unboxing it that dissipated in a few hours.

So for our setup test, REAL SLEEP gets a 8 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal.

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both RJ and Asha to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from one to ten how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

The REAL SLEEP mattress let some motion slip through, but overall kept motion transfer low. RJ and Asha gave it a collective score of 7.5.

Part B - The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. This is great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had RJ lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of it moved.

The wine faired well on the REAL SLEEP mattress. It stayed quite still! So we gave it an 8.5.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave REAL SLEEP a 8 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider the edge support.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To start, we asked both RJ and Asha to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

The REAL SLEEP mattress wasn’t the most stable with RJ sitting on the edge, so it scored a 6 for the edge shoe test.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had RJ and Asha lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

Once again, RJ and Asha found it a little difficult to lay on the edge securely. So for the edge support side, the REAL SLEEP mattress scored a 7.25.

So REAL SLEEP gets a 6.6 out of 10 for edge support.

Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. Let’s take a look at how well the REAL SLEEP mattress provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

For RJ, we saw mainly green, but there was some significant yellow and red in his shoulders! So we give him a 7.5.

Asha had red in her shoulder and yellow down her thigh, so we gave her a 6.5.

So for a total pressure relief score, REAL SLEEP gets a 7 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both RJ and Asha’s backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

The REAL SLEEP mattress did a decent of keeping both RJ and Asha’s spines in alignment. Their spines were primarily level with a slight curvature at the top of their spine.

For spine alignment, REAL SLEEP gets a 8.75 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

Responsiveness is a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts to your body movements. If you change positions throughout the night, you’ll want a mattress that still provides the same amount of comfort and support in that new position

We had RJ and Asha lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

So REAL SLEEP gets a 8.5 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the REAL SLEEP mattress:


The REAL SLEEP mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Adjustable Base

What to watch out for

  • Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your Real Sleep. This should go away within a few days.
  • The REAL SLEEP Mattress is temperature sensitive so it may take a few extra days in cold, winter months for your mattress to fully expand.

REAL SLEEP sizes available

  • Twin: $785
  • Twin XL: $975
  • Full: $1,095
  • Queen: $1,295
  • King: $1,495
  • Cal King: $1,495

A look inside

The REAL SLEEP mattress keeps things ‘real simple’ with just two layers of their exclusive FloraFlex memory foam and covered by a 100% organic cotton cover.

  1. The top layer of open cell memory foam maximizes airflow and draws heat away from the body.
  2. 10” base layer of supportive FloraFlex memory foam.
A look inside the Real Sleep mattress
A look inside the REAL SLEEP mattress

What REAL SLEEP customers have to say

  • “I was hesitant about ordering, but after a couple of weeks my husband and I have slept better than with our old mattress. I don’t wake up as much in the middle of the night and back feels better in the morning. Best purchase we have made in awhile…..thanks!” – Lisa H.
  • “Two things I really like about this mattress, how easy it is to make the bed with sheets, because it is lightweight and just easy enough for me to make a king size bed, compared to other mattresses. Secondly, NO HEAT generated at all that is super +++++. Both my husband & I like the sleep we get with this and the comfort.” – Robin M.
  • “We had a Tempur-Pedic and I could just not get comfortable. I work out a lot and I felt like I would wake up with a lot of pressure in my legs and back. From the first night, this was so much better. Firm but soft. I couldn’t believe how my body felt! I haven’t slept like this in years!” – Michael M.

Read more reviews here.

The finer print


The REAL SLEEP mattress comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 7 business days.


The REAL SLEEP mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it expand.


The REAL SLEEP mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your REAL SLEEP mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 100-night trial period. REAL SLEEP will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity or have it recycled. REAL SLEEP asks you give the mattress a few weeks to adjust to the new mattress.


The REAL SLEEP Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty.


To clean the REAL SLEEP Mattress, simply spot clean with warm water and mild detergent. Although the cover may be zipped off, do not put in the washing machine. It will shrink.

Anything else?

  • Made in the USA
  • The foams used to make the REAL SLEEP mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.
  • The REAL SLEEP Mattress is made by only the best premium materials and follows 100% clean manufacturing, meaning it does not contain toxic chemicals and is never tested on animals to remain cruelty-free.


If you have more questions about the REAL SLEEP mattress, check out their FAQ page or leave us a comment below.

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