The Solay Mattress Review In Real Life

We checked in with a couple who bought the Solay mattress after one night, one week, and one month of sleeping on it

Solay mattress in bedroom

We find that most people leave reviews about their new mattress after only a few nights of sleeping on it, or sometimes even before they set it up…super helpful, right? This doesn’t give you any insight on how they feel after sleeping on the mattress for a while, which is the important part. So we asked real people a few questions about how they chose their mattress and what their experience was like after one night, one week, and one month on the mattress.

While every sleeper is different, we hope this couple’s mattress journey will help you in your own search.

Meet Taylor & Dan

Taylor and Dan live in Raleigh, NC. Dan works in Sales for a company called Dude Solutions, and Taylor is a Project Coordinator for the University of Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. 

They share their mattress with their three dogs (yes, three!). Dan is primarily a back sleeper and Taylor usually sleep on her side, but they’re both a little all over the place throughout the night. Taylor and Dan both tend to sleep hot (especially when they are joined by their dogs!) and Dan suffers from occasional back pain. 

Before owning their Solay, Taylor and Dan slept on an Original Mattress Factory – Orthopedic Firm.

Taylor & Dan: Solay Mattress Owners
Taylor & Dan: Solay Mattress Owners (joined by 2 out of their 3 dogs)

The selection and buying process

For the purpose of this interview, we spoke with Taylor. 

MA: Why were you guys in the market for a new mattress?

T: We had a very old mattress and it needed to go! We felt like we weren’t getting a good night’s sleep and wanted more comfort.

MA: What factors did you consider when buying a mattress?

T: We wanted a mattress that didn’t cave in the middle over time, that was easy to transport, that potentially had some cooling features, and overall gave us a better night’s sleep. Additionally, we were looking for a mattress that eliminated us feeling each other move around throughout the night.

We were looking for a mattress that eliminated us feeling each other move around throughout the night.

MA: Did you compare any other brands? If so, what were they?

T: We looked at Casper, Brooklyn Bedding, and Reverie.

MA: What ultimately led you to purchase the Solay mattress?

T: Ultimately we felt like the Solay mattress was the best match for us. The cooling gel foam and temperature regulating cover were exactly what we were looking for!

An added bonus was the reducing motion transfer technology. We felt like we could really get a good night’s sleep on this mattress.

Something unique to Solay that also sold us is that for every mattress sold, Solay donates a mattress and box spring to a child in need!

MA: What was your mattress buying experience like?

T: Buying the Solay mattress was incredibly easy. It just took a few clicks online and the mattress arrived within a week to our door.


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After sleeping on the Solay for one night

Mattress was delivered on 5/29/2018; First interview was conducted on 5/30/2018

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first night on the Solay mattress?

T: Usually we are both up at least once during the night, and neither of us got up! The bed feels medium firm and is incredibly comfortable. We didn’t feel each other moving around as much either, and also didn’t feel the dogs jump off the bed in the middle of the night.

Usually we are both up at least once during the night, and neither of us got up!

MA: Did you notice any difference in how you felt when you woke up?

T: We both woke up feeling great and rested. There were a lot of mornings where we woke up feeling like we needed more sleep, so this morning felt like progress. 🙂

MA: How does this compare to other mattresses you’ve had in the past?

T: It may be a little too soon to tell, but since we had such a great night of sleep on night 1, we think this mattress is going to be better than our previous ones.

The old mattress was a lot firmer than the Solay, which was not as comfortable as the Solay. We could also feel each other move throughout the night consistently, and the Solay eliminated that for us almost completely.

MA: How would you rank the Solay mattress on the following factors?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 4
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 5

MA: How firm would you say the Solay is?

T: Medium-firm. It’s a good balance between soft and firm. 

MA: Do you have any complaints about the Solay? Or anything you would change if you could?

T: No complaints yet!

MA: Do you feel like the Solay mattress was worth the price you paid?

T: Definitely worth the price on night 1!

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Solay mattress?

T: So far, yes.


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After sleeping on the SOLAY for one week

Mattress was delivered on 5/29/2018; Second interview was conducted on 6/5/2018

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first week on the Solay mattress?

T: First week’s sleep on the Solay felt great. We are still not feeling each other move around as much which has helped us stay asleep throughout the night and wake up feeling rested. The dogs seem to love it too. 🙂 We find ourselves wanting to stay in bed longer in the morning because of how comfortable it is.

We find ourselves wanting to stay in bed longer in the morning because of how comfortable it is.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

T: We are feeling well rested, especially when we are getting an extra 30 minutes of sleep in the morning since we don’t want to get up from the comfy Solay!

MA: How would you rank the Solay mattress on the following factors after sleeping on it for a week?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 4
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 3
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 5

MA: Are you still happy with the firmness of your Solay?

T: Yes. It is definitely softer than our previous mattress which we are liking.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about the Solay? Or anything you would change if you could?

T: Still no complaints!

MA: Do you still feel like the Solay mattress was worth the price you paid?

T:  Absolutely. 

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Solay mattress?

E: Definitely!


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stay tuned for our one-month check-in with taylor and dan in early July!


Think the Solay mattress could be the one for you? Check it out here.

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