Promising to deliver “the comfort you want, the convenience you need,” Beddo by Sobakawa is a 10-inch thick mattress that features a proprietary Pressureless Foam System. For what?
According to the company, this system uses billions of comfort-enhancing microscopic air capsules to help evenly distribute body weight, significantly reduce motion transfer, and draw away excess heat and keep you cool all night long. In other words, what they call “unsurpassed head-to-toe support.”
Like so many other companies (more in a moment), Beddo by Sobakawa is only available online and ships in a box no bigger than the trunk of your car. Once it arrives, all you have to do is:
- Unpack, place on a flat surface, and unfurl.
- Cut away the plastic overwrap and remove inner wrap. Beddo will grow to full size “right before your very eyes.”
- Enjoy your new mattress!
On top of this, Beddo by Sobakawa never has to be flipped or rotated, and if it gets dirty, all you have to do is spot clean with mild detergent and warm water.
Before you hand over your hard-earned money for a Beddo mattress, be sure to read through this entire review and find out what we learned.
What Is Beddo’s Proprietary Pressureless Foam System?
Whether you’re shopping for a mattress in a traditional retail store, or browsing the virtual shelves online, you’re sure to run across dozens of different “technologies” that claim to deliver a better night’s sleep—from comfort to cooling and everything in between. Often times, these involve little more than a slick marketing campaigns that reference features widely available for years from most manufacturers.
What about Beddo’s Pressureless Foam System? Is it anything different?
In a nutshell, the manufacturer tells us very little about it, other than that it can help keep you comfortable, dissipate heat, and reduce motion transfer. This alone tells us that it’s probably nothing revolutionary. But what is it, exactly?
The main issue is that we’re not told what kind of foam Beddo contains, which ultimately makes all the difference. For example, some mattresses use:
- Polyurethane foam, which is commonly used as a base layer in foam mattresses. It’s generally low density (i.e. doesn’t provide a lot of support) and inexpensive.
- Memory foam (also known as visco-elastic foam) is really just polyurethane foam with some added chemicals to increase its density. This foams softens when exposed to body heat, thereby molding around the sleeper. However, traditional memory foam has a reputation for retaining body heat.
- Latex foam is naturally durable and hypoallergenic, making it an ideal choice for allergy sufferers. On the other hand, latex foam often isn’t regarded as the most comfortable.
To complicate matters even further, some mattresses feature all of these types of foams in layers of different thicknesses. Some also contain gel “beads” that can help dissipate heat and improve coolness.
For the most part, this means you largely won’t know what you’re getting with Beddo by Sobakawa. Do you know what price you’ll pay, though?
What’ll You Pay for Your Beddo by Sobakawa Mattress?
There are two different ways to buy a Beddo mattress:
Sobakawa’s 30-Day Trial
- Twin: $45
- Full: $65
- Queen: $75
- King & CA King: $85
If you don’t call to return your mattress, you’ll then be charged nine equal, monthly installments. Alternately, you can make a one-time payment of:
- Twin: $450
- Full: $650
- Queen: $750
- King & CA King: $850
Regardless of which option you choose, your Beddo mattress will come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.
Important note: Although your Beddo mattress will ship to you free, you’ll be responsible for shipping it back to the company if you cancel your trial or request a refund. How much will this cost you?
Again, since we don’t know what kind of foam Beddo mattresses contain, it’s difficult to say with any certainty. However, a queen memory foam mattress can weigh 100-120 pounds, while a latex mattress can weigh much more. Either way, it’s likely to cost you a pretty penny.
To request a refund, customer service can be reached at 800-340-3418.
How do these prices compare to other brands?
Are There Other Online-Only Mattress Companies?
In short, there are a ton. Most consumers are sick and tired of shopping for mattresses in traditional retail locations, due to high prices and even higher pressure sales tactics.
As a result, several popular companies have appeared over the years that offer quality memory foam mattresses in one density, cut out the middlemen, and pass the savings on to their customers. They even feature the same vacuum-packed shipping method as Beddo!
As we’ve already discussed, the biggest differences between these other mattresses and Beddo is that they generally feature multiple layers of different types (and densities) of foam, so you know exactly what you’re getting. The good news is that they’re priced about the same, although most other companies offer truly free trials (including pickup and disposal if you’re not satisfied).
Will You Sleep Better on a Beddo by Sobakawa Mattress?
There’s no reason to think that Beddo mattresses don’t have the ability to provide you with a solid night’s sleep. The problem is that we’re told next to nothing about its features, how it compares to the competition, or—perhaps most importantly—how it might match your needs and personal preferences.
In itself, this might not be such a big concern if 1) you wouldn’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to ship it back if you’re not satisfied, or if 2) several other manufacturers didn’t already offer similar mattresses with truly free in-home trials that last 2-months (or longer).
Given these concerns, while Beddo by Sobakawa mattresses might be priced slightly less, it’s difficult to see how they might provide a better (or equal) value than the competition.