Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series Mattress Review
Nest Bedding offers a wide-range of sleep products and mattresses. The all-foam Alexander Signature Series is the company’s most popular bed.
The Alexander Signature Series is available in two different firmness settings, each with a slightly different construction. The “Luxury Firm” model is built in four layers: 7 inches of base foam, 2 inches of “SmartFlow” air flow polyfoam, 1.5 inches of memory foam, and 1 inch of gel-infused memory foam. The cover is a quilted cotton and polyester.
The “Medium Firm” model is also constructed in four layers: 6 inches of base foam, 2 inches of “SmartFlow” polyfoam, 1 inches of memory foam, and 2.5 inches of gel-infused memory foam. The cover is also made of quilted cotton and polyester. Both firmness settings are available in all standard sizes, each 12.5 inches in height.
In-depth Nest Alexander Signature Series Mattress Review
Nest Alexander Signature Mattress Sizing and Pricing
|Twin||39” x 75” x 12.5”||$899|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 12.5”||$999|
|Full||54” x 75” x 12.5”||$1,099|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12.5”||$1,199|
|King||76” x 80” x 12.5”||$1,399|
|California King||72” x 84 x 12.5”||$1,399|
Note: It is possible to order split sides for King and California king sizes. Each is $999 per side.
The Alexander Signature Series is available in two firmness settings: Medium (5) and a Luxury Firm (8). Firmness is based on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the least firm and 10 being the most firm.
The two different firmness settings of the Alexander Signature Series each has a different construction. Each is constructed in four layers. The Medium mattress starts with a base layer that is 6 inches of 1.8 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) base foam. The next layer is 2 inches of 1.8 PCF “SmartFlow” polyfoam, followed by 1 inch of 4 PCF Visco memory foam. The final layer is 2.5 inches of 4 PCF gel-infused memory foam. The cover is 1-inch of quilted cotton and stretch polyester.
The Luxury Firm bed has a 7-inch base layer of 1.8 PCF support foam. The next layer here is 2 inches of 1.8 PCF firm “SmartFlow Air Flow” polyfoam, followed by 1.5 inches of 4 PCF Visco memory foam. The top layer is 1 inch of 4 PCF gel-infused memory foam. The cover is the same 1-inch quilted fabric.
Once an Alexander Signature Series bed is constructed, it is compressed, vacuum-sealed in plastic and delivered to your doorstep in a marked box. The bed arrives in one pieces with no assembly required.
Shipping is free within the contiguous United States. Delivery is available to Alaska and Hawaii for an additional fee (approximately $150). Nest also ships to many international destinations, also for an additional fee.
Each Alexander Signature Series bed is made-to-order, a process that takes 2-4 days. The mattress is then sent via FedEx ground, typically arriving 1-5 business days after it is shipped. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost.
Nest does not offer any additional delivery services at this time. The company will help customers locate local delivery services if additional help is needed.
Nest offers a 100-night sleep trial on the Alexander Signature Series. The company does require that you keep the bed for at least 30 days before initiating a return. If you are unsatisfied with your bed for any reason at any point between 30-100 nights, you can arrange to return or donate it for a full refund of the purchase price.
The Alexander Signature Series, and all Nest mattresses, are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. The warranty is non-prorated – the company will pay to repair or replace any defective mattresses, regardless of how old it is. Full warranty details can be found here.
Alexander Signature Series Mattress Performance
The Alexander Signature Series is constructed in several foam layers, which together do an excellent job trapping motion. Foam doesn’t allow motion to transfer across the bed and keeps it from disturbing a sleeping partner.
Foam mattresses like the Signature Series are notorious for poor edge support. Because the bed’s perimeter is not reinforced, it tends to sag. The Signature Series falls victim to this and customers report some sinkage around the edge, particularly where they often sit.
Foam – particularly memory foam – does tend to sleep warm. The Signature Series attempts to counter this with cooling gel-infused foam in the comfort layers. This helps reduce heat retention, but the mattress may still sleep too hot for some, especially those who tend to sleep hot in general.
When a mattress is compressed and sealed, it typically produced a temporary odor when it is removed from its packaging. This smell is referred to as off-gassing. You should expect this from the Signature Series – feedback indicates that the smell may be fairly strong. But it will only last a day or two.
Support in the Alexander Signature Series comes primarily from memory foam. This foam responds to pressure and heat to provide a “customized” support for each individual sleeper.
A majority of sleepers find that, with these properties, memory foam provides excellent support.
In addition to support, memory foam provides the conforming “hug” that many sleepers look for in a foam mattress. The close conforming foam of the Signature Series helps to relieve pressure points and alleviate pain.
The Alexander Signature Series hasn’t been available long enough to know exactly how it will hold up over time. It’s dense foams would suggest, however, that it will it will have an average lifespan and durability.
Some couples find that memory foam, as it sinks and contours to pressure and heat, prohibits movement and therefore restricts sexual activity. Couples who are particularly worried about this might consider a hybrid or innerspring mattress with more bounce and responsiveness.
How Do Customers Rate the Alexander Signature Series?
|NestBedding.com||5/5 (3,786 reviews)|
|Google Shopping||4.5/5 (100 reviews)|
|Consumer Reports||Not applicable|
What Type of Sleeper Is Well Suited to an Alexander Signature Series Mattress?
When you decide to purchase a new mattress, it’s important to remember that the choice of which bed to buy is a very personal one. You should also consider your own personal preferences, sleeping position, body weight and type, and any health conditions. Consider your own comfort and support needs. And also take advantage of any trial offer to make certain that the bed you have chosen is the right fit for you.
Considering that, have a look at this subjective customer feedback for the Alexander Signature Series mattress:
Looking at the chart below, sleepers of all weights and positions rated the Signature Series fairly high. Average weight sleepers (those weighing between 130-230 lbs.) and below average weight sleepers (those weighing less than 130 lbs.) all rated the bed “very good” or good,” in all sleeping positions. Above average sleepers (those weighing more than 230 lbs.) had almost as much luck with the bed. Side sleepers rated the bed “good” while back sleepers said it was “very good.” Only heavier sleepers who tend to sleep on their stomach rated the bed slightly lower, as “fair.”
|Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs)||Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs)||Above Average Weight (above 230 lbs)|
|Side Sleepers||Good||Very good||Good|
|Back Sleepers||Very good||Very good||Very good|
Customer Service: In our research, 7 out of 10 customers reported that they had a positive experience with the company, irrespective of how they felt about the mattress.
Reputation: Nest has a well-established reputation for customer support and quality products.
BBB Rating: A+
Years in Business: Nest has been in business since 2011.
Corporate Headquarters: 835 San Pablo Avenue Albany, CA 94706
Physical Stores: Nest operates several showrooms around the country. A full list is available here.
Phone Number: 1-888-992-2001
Contact Email: [email protected]
Nest’s Alexander Signature Series mattress is a foam bed available in two different firmness settings. It is Nest most popular bed out of its extensive lineup.
The bed’s poly and memory foam layers provide the conforming “hug” typical of memory foam, as the materials respond to a sleeper’s weight and body heat to provide a customized contour. Here’s how we rate the Alexander Signature Series mattress on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best):