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Who is this best for?
- If you want a pillow top mattress
- All sleeping positions
- People who want a luxurious mattress (even comes with a lifetime warranty)
Who won’t love it?
- If your budget is under $1,000
- People who don’t want a responsive bed
Similar to the rest of the online mattress industry, Nest Bedding offers free shipping and returns with each one of their mattresses, including the Alexander Signature Hybrid.
Even more, you get a 100-night trial period where you can sleep on the bed, test it out, and see if it’s the perfect mattress for you. If it is, keep it. If it isn’t, send it back for a full refund at no extra cost to you, as long as it’s within those first 100 days.
This is a pretty common policy among the direct-to-consumer mattress brands. Cocoon by Sealy, Casper, and many others offer you the same.
One place where Nest really does separate itself from the pack is with its warranty. Regardless of which Nest bed you purchase, they offer you a lifetime warranty, as opposed to the typical 10 years that most brands offer.
Of course, if you plan to replace your bed within 10 years, then this is a moot point, but it’s still nice to see.
Additionally, Nest is the only brand to also offer a lifetime comfort guarantee whereby after those initial 100 nights if you decide you want a firmer, softer, larger, or smaller bed, you can purchase the new bed at 50% of its current selling price. You can see all Nest Bedding mattresses on their website.
The Alexander Hybrid is essentially the Alexander Signature Series Mattress, but with pocketed coils instead of dense base layer foam. It still looks every bit as luxurious and premium. Put this next to many of the bed-in-a-box competitors out there, and the Alexander series looks like royalty.
The bed still incorporates 6 inches of foam, but those 8-inch pocketed support coils give the bed that traditional bounce that you’re used to with an innerspring bed.
Some people really prefer the feel of an innerspring bed. They like the bounce, and they want the additional support you get with coils. The bed is very thick, which means you’ll never get the sensation that you’re bottoming it out.
With regard to the cover, it’s incredibly soft and comfortable, but unfortunately it’s nonremovable, which means it’s more difficult to clean the bed. You can either spot clean it or look into getting a bed protector.
On top of this, you’ll notice that the bed actually has handles on the side. These help with moving around the bed, and given how heavy the bed is, these handles are an underrated feature.
And speaking of the weight of the bed: It makes it so that making the bed is a little more difficult, since it’s heavier than picking up the sides of a Leesa Mattress, for example.
It’s not a huge deal, but it’s something that we noticed. Basically, you can either have a thicker, more durable bed with straps that’s harder to make or a lighter, thinner bed that’s less supportive.
Also, Nest Bedding actually makes their own beds here in the United States in a factory in Phoenix, AZ. Brooklyn Bedding also makes their beds here, but apparently if you were so inclined you could actually go see your bed being made at the factory before it’s actually shipped to your house.
The Alexander Hybrid comes in two different feels: medium and luxury firm. The medium option is rather plush. It’s about a 4.75/10 on the soft to firm scale. This is the bed that we’ve really been able to test.
We think it’s very good for side sleepers, but is probably too soft for back and stomach sleepers. Combo sleepers that spend most of their time on their side will be fine, but just know that this is a very plush bed.
This mattress offers a lot of compression and softness. Note that if you’re lighter, the bed will appear firmer, whereas if you have a higher body weight (240+ pounds), you’ll experience a softer bed overall.
The firm option we’ve only briefly tested, but this is about a 6/10 on the soft to firm scale. In fact, it would likely be more firm than that if not for the springs, which help to soften the bed.
It’s going to be a good option for heavier folks with back problems who sleep chiefly on their back and stomach. Side sleepers need not apply, as it will be too firm.
As for coolness, the Alexander Hybrid is basically just temperature neutral. We didn’t feel that it slept hot or cool, despite the fact that it does incorporate various materials to cool the bed down.
It won’t sleep as cool as Purple Mattress, but it won’t heat up like you’re used to with older memory foam beds.
Motion transfer is there with this bed, as is the case with all mattresses that use coils. It’s better than with a traditional innerspring bed because it has five different zones, but not as efficient at limiting motion transfer as an all-foam bed.
Motion transfer probably won’t be an issue, but we’ve tested beds that are better for this.
With regard to responsiveness, it’s immediate. When you get off the bed, it snaps right back into its original form with no body impression left behind. It reminds us a lot of Helix Sleep in this regard.
This bed is on the expensive end, but considering all that it offers, it’s actually a pretty good value. Here’s a breakdown of pricing for the Alexander Hybrid before any discounts.
Prices valid as of September 9, 2020
Additionally, Nest offers a Split King if you want the medium and your partner wants the luxury firm option (or vice versa). Also, you can get 8% off an Alexander Hybrid Mattress with code RIZ8 at checkout
This is a fantastic bed that checks most of the boxes for side sleepers and back or stomach sleepers. It’s not perfect, and we do actually prefer the standard Alexander Signature Series Mattress over this. But it’s a darn good mattress, all things considered.
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