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Our Review of the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress

Although we do offer featherbeds, we prefer a firmer mattress for sleeping.  We have tried many over the years, including Temper-Pedic®, Simmons Beautyrest Black and the Sealy iComfort.  None of these mattresses lasted us more than a few years, before losing that special new mattress magic.  Maybe that's how they all are?  I guess we'll see if our new Tuft & Needle Mint lasts any longer.

 

Our most recent mattress, the Sealy iComfort was about 5 years old and was becoming increasingly uncomfortable.  Waking up with a backache is not the best way to start your day, and my wife could barely get out of our old mattress.  So, we started shopping.

 

If you read the title of this article, you know by now that we ended up buying the Tuft & Needle Mint.  Why?  A couple of reasons...  The Mint is supposed to offer more edge support than the regular Tuft & Needle, and the price was right at a thou$sand or two (or three) less than what we might easilly have spent on another mattress.

 

Having slept on our new mattress for a couple of weeks now, I feel comfortable giving my initial impression of this bed: We like it. A lot.

 

It took about 3 days for my backache from the other mattress to go away.  It took a couple more days for my body (side sleeper knees and hips) to adjust to the new pressure points.  But after that initial "getting to know you" period, I am now sleeping more soundly than I've slept for years, with no aches and pains.

 

I'd say the mattress is about a medium firmness - not quite firm enough to sit on with comfort, but I'm a big guy - about 6'7" and 270lbs.  So I can't really fault the mattress for not being a chair.  It is a bed, and it does what a bed is supposed to do, very well.  And that edge support?  It's good when I'm laying near the edge, but like I said, I'm not a light weight and that "extra" edge support pretty much runs away screaming when I sit on it!

 

But when I'm sleeping on the mattress, whether it be on my side (I'm mostly a side sleeper), or my back, and sometimes my stomach, I've found the Tuft & Needle Mint to be, in a word, Awesome! No getting sucked into this mattress, it's very easy to change position.  Even more importantly I suppose, is that I'm changing position because I want to, not because my mattress is uncomfortable.

 

A word about the cooling properties, with all of it's graphite and ceramic cooling gels, of the Tuft & Needle Mint:  I'm not a hot sleeper, but my wife is and she says that she is very comfortable tempurature wise, even with this unusually warm summer of 2018 that we're having.  For me, I was actually concerned that with all the "cooling" technology, the mattress might not be warm enough.  Silly me. It's perfect.

 

I will update this article as time passes.  Here's to hoping that the comfort will not fade.  Now to the unboxing photos...

 

The Tuft & Needle Mint Bed in a Box... Box!

The Bed in a Box Box

 

Once out of the box, the mattress was bursting at the plastic.  Unwrapping it was easy.  As you unwrap it, it will pretty much unroll itself.

Mattress wrapped in plastic

 

O.K., this is a King Size mattress, and weighs about 100lbs.  Why they package it so you have to flip it over once on the bed is a mystery. Perhaps because the cover looks so nice?  Still, it would be easier to handle if it was folded so that the bottom was on the bottom!

Tuft & Needle Mattress - Half Way There!

 

But, once flipped over all that's left to do is take the rest of the plastic off.  Cutting it was the hardest part.  Sliding the plastic out from under the mattress was surprisingly easy.

Last of the plastic to remove

 

The mattress is expanding pretty quickly, you can see that most of the wrinkles in the cover have been filled out.  It took a few more hours for it to completely expand, but it's all good now.

Tuct & Needle Ming Bed in a Box - Unboxed!

 

 

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