Sleep Innovations Marley 10-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review
Sleep Innovations Marley 10-inch gel memory foam mattress is one of models that Sleep Innovations produce to follow the trend. They took action slowly and very late when most brands were promoting gel foam. It seems the brand is reluctant to join competitors and doesn’t pay much attention to promoting their gel models. Three years after Marley was released, the sale is still very low. On the contrary, regular foam models are still popular. However, low sale doesn’t mean Marley isn’t a good mattress. If you want a US made memory foam mattress without spending thousands, this is the one. Like all Sleep Innovations products, it’s also made in the USA and the quality is superior to those cheap Chinese foams. It’s using a 2-inch gel and 2-inch air channel foam to reduce heat retention on the bed. This mattress has both advantages and downsides. Let’s show you all details of Marley.
Features of Sleep Innovations Marley 10-inch Gel Mattress
Firmness grade: 7 or 8 (1 – 10 softest to firmest)
If you’re in the market for a firm mattress, you will be glad to know the Marley mattress is on the firm side. It will not make you feel sleeping in the cloud so if you’re used to the soft mattress you probably are disappointed. It’s not on the firmest side or feels sleeping on the floor. It cradles you slightly and gives certain amount of soft support. Lightweight persons may not like it because they’re too light to sink in. If you’re less than 180 lbs, go for other models or get a topper.
Gel foam does help
Marley 10-inch mattress is featuring 2-inch gel memory foam and middle air channel foam. Such design is the same as those Chinese gel foam mattresses. 2-inch gel foam transfers some body heat to middle layer and reduces heat retention. Gel foam can improve temperature on the mattress effectively and keep it on a bearable level. Therefore, many people sleep hot on memory foam but not on gel foam. However, gel infusion isn’t the ultimate solution to sleeping hot issue. Some people especially hot natured persons still feel warmer on the mattress. If you have a normal temperature while sleeping, you tend not to feel hot or sweaty; if you don’t, you most likely feel hot.
Made in the USA & No CertiPur-US
Mattresses made in the USA are few in the market and some are pretending to be. Sleep Innovations Marley is one of mattresses truly made in the USA. These days, market is flooded with cheap Chinese foam mattresses. US made mattresses usually have higher satisfaction, higher pass rate, higher quality and longer lifespan. Chinese made foam mattress usually receives much more complaints about durability as they have poor quality control.
In recent years, many brands join CertiPur-US program and send their foam to get certified. You must have seen CertiPur-US seal in the some images. The certification is useless because the quality of those Chinese foams is still unchanged. Some mattresses still break down within a year or two. Sleep Innovations is one of few not joining the program as they have stated on their official site their mattresses and manufacturing process always meet all strictest standards for mattress.
Limited motion transfer
Memory foam mattress is always one of best choices for light sleepers. Marley 10-inch gel foam mattress also comes with the feature. The thick foam absorbs pressure and movements one creates and delivers very little to the other. That being said, no matter how many times your girl friend get up for drink, snack, or bathroom, you won’t wake up. On the other hand, it gives your body needed support and reduce toss and turn at night. Marley ensures you an undisturbed sleep.
Downsides of Sleep Innovations Marley
Some owners complain it’s too firm and doesn’t allow them to sink a bit. Marley is a firm mattress and for some it may be hard. But that’s not the end of the world. A topper could make it a comfortable heaven.
You need to buy an extra waterproof cover to protect the mattress and original cover. Sleep Innovations doesn’t allow us to remove the cover, or the warranty is valid. It’s a common requirement for memory foam mattresses.