Cocoon Mattress Review
Cocoon company policy
Shipping: Cocoon sleep delivers your mattress to your door, via UPS shipping which is free. Their mattress comes in a box and the setup is pretty simple.
Old mattress removal: There is no mattress removal service available option. If you can try utilizing a donation program or city collection service.
Payment accepted, financing: Financing options available through the online credit platform Wells Fargo or directly via the Cocoon sleep website.
Returns and refund: Cocoon will arrange to have your mattress collected and donated to a local agency at no charge, They will also give you a full refund if you are not happy with your purchase
Sleep trial period: Any product purchased on the Cocoon sleep website comes with a 100-night sleep trial.
Warranties: Cocoon mattresses come with a standard 10-year warranty.
Packaging and unpacking: After purchase, your Cocoon mattress will arrive boxed at your door via UPS. Unpacking should require minimal effort with one or two people and shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes.
Smell (off gassing), harmful chemicals: The Cocoon mattress may have some minor off gassing upon unpackaging, but we did not experience anything that was overly pungent or deterring.
Where are the mattresses made? All Cocoon products are manufactured in the USA.
Cocoon mattress measurements and pricing
Cocoon mattress performance review
The Cocoon mattress series is geared primarily to people who are looking for something that is both high quality and affordable. Their primary seller is the Classic model, and there is a second option called Chill which differs only in its temperature regulation. Both mattresses have a more traditional memory foam feel, and have really appealing aesthetic and overall firmness levels. Let’s take a look into how Cocoon construct their mattresses.
Construction layers and materials used
The Cocoon mattress comes in one standard size and design type. It’s hybrid layering system is made up of a combination of various elements of different bed types. It carries parts and characteristics of both a memory foam and innerspring mattress, and it has the same overall response that a latex mattress has. Below is a short breakdown of each layer in the Cocoon mattress.
- Cooling Cover – This is only available in the Chill model and uses phase change technology to help regulate temperature throughout the bed. The cover is removable but we do not advise machine washing it.
- Comfort Layer – This is the top foam layer of the mattress and is what the sleeper sinks into when resting on the mattress. This is constructed out of high grade memory foam.
- Transitional Layer – This layer serves as a buffer between the Comfort and Support Layers and is designed to add some structural integrity and frame support to the sleeper.
- Foam Support Layer – This is the thickest tier in these mattresses’ layering systems. Constructed primarily out of polyurethane foam, this is what gives the mattress it’s height profile and is the primary support element in the Cocoon mattresses’ design.
Below is a basic breakdown of the layering system and construction of each model in the Cocoon range. These are not definitive and may be subject to change by the manufacturer.
- Cocoon Chill & Classic
- Cooling Cover (only in the Chill models)
- Memory Foam Comfort Layer
- Transitional Layer
- Polyurethane Support Layer
Cocoon firmness and pressure relief
Both the Cocoon Classic and the Cocoon chill are available in two firmness options. You can either opt for their Medium Soft or Extra Firm Options. Although these two options sound like they might be on opposite ends of the firmness spectrum, we actually found them feel quite similar to each other. The Medium Soft feels like it sits at around 5/10 on the firmness scale. It’s pretty neutral with not much bounce in the foam. There is definitely a slight increase in firmness in the Extra Firm model, so we wouldn’t say it’s the firmest bed we’ve ever tried. It might sit at around a 7 or 8/10 on the firmness scale. These memory foam models aren’t generally the best option for someone who needs enhanced pressure relief of any sort. Also sleepers who enjoy the feeling of sleeping on top of their mattress may want to try something else.
Below is a relative chart of this model’s firmness level, based on a 180lbs sleeper at 10’’ thickness. These are not definitive and it’s best to test the mattresses out yourself to decide how firm they feel to you.
MATTRESS FIRMNESS SCALE
|Soft||Medium Soft||Medium||Medium Firm||Firm|
Sleep position and body type
Having an understanding of what your sleeping habits are will take you one vital step closer to purchasing the ideal mattress. You’re most likely to spend the majority of your sleep cycle in one or two primary positions, so knowing which mattress components suit these positions best is a handy tool in the mattress hunt.
Cocoon mattresses all have very similar levels of firmness and pressure response. These are not bouncy, springy models. Instead, most sleepers will slowly sink into the mattress as it adjusts to the frame of the body. This sink factor is not too deep, and mid through to heavyweight back or stomach sleepers should experience adequate support around the hips and lower back during rest. These types of sleepers should enjoy their sleep quite easily with a Cocoon Classic or Chill.
We do feel that lighter sleepers (under 150lbs or so) may find it tricky to get their weight to sink into the mattress enough to get comfortable, this may be an issue for some side sleepers as well, who may need to search elsewhere for something more plush or with some additional pressure relief.
Cocoon edge support
We felt that both the Cocoon Classic and Chill exhibited the same level of edge support overall. This is consistent regardless of the firmness option you purchase. There is only just the slightest sink in pressure when getting in and out of bed, and it’s fairly comfortable when lying alongside the perimeter of the mattress. It’s important for mattresses to not have any roll off along the sides as this can really disrupt someone’s comfort levels during sleep. Couples will enjoy the support in the sides as they can make the most of the entire surface area of the bed.
Cocoon temperature regulation
The Cocoon mattress range is designed using traditional memory foams. There are mattresses out on the market that use textiles such as latex or hybrid foams to help control temperatures in the layering structure of the bed. These generally sleep quite a bit cooler than your standard memory foam, especially when combined with something such as pocketed coils for extra ventilation. Although the Cocoon mattresses may not have any of these hybrid foams or pocketed coils, it’s not an overwhelmingly warm mattress by a long shot. We actually feel that the Classic model sits at a moderate neutral temperature.
The Chill model has the added advantage in this department as it comes with a cooling cover placed over the comfort layer of the mattress. This cover uses phase change technology to help move heat away from the sleeper and out through the rest of the layers of the mattress. The cooling factor here is also not overwhelming, we would place it at around a medium cool on the temperature scale as indicated in the table below.
MATTRESS TEMPERATURE SCALE
|Cool||Medium Cool||Medium||Medium Warm||Warm|
Motion isolation and noise
We felt that this is possibly where the Cocoon series performs at its finest. Motion isolation is quite an important factor for some sleepers, particularly couples where one of half tends to be a restless or combination sleeper. If this is the case for you, you’ll need to get a mattress that helps diffuse the movements of tossing and turning partners. The thick support layer in these mattresses absorbs motion and does not allow for the mattress to sag under rolling pressures, so you’re less likely to be disturbed if your partner gets up during the night.
There is also very little noise under shifting motions in these mattresses. Some mattresses such as innerspring models can even enunciate the sounds of moving sleepers but the Cocoon mattress series does a very good job of shutting out any of these noises. If you’re a sleeper who tends to wake easily, then the Cocoon mattress range is a wonderful option for you.
Is Cocoon suitable for couples and sex?
Because these mattresses are primarily memory foam, they both have the same neutral feel, with a slow response to pressure change. These types of mattresses are great for providing support to the combined weight of resting couples. They should comfortably support a combined weight of up to 500lbs. As mentioned before, the Cocoon also has great edge support, which means couples can make use of the entire surface area of the mattress or sleep or sex. However, because of their slow response characteristics, couples may not get the exact traction or bounce that they need during sex. Innerspring/pocketed coil mattresses generally give off better response time for this, by comparison. Couples that are highly sexually active may want to try out another option.
Durability and longevity
Each Cocoon mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. While this is not the lengthiest potential lifespan for a mattress, it’s important to remember that you are getting what you pay for. With that in mind, we expect these mattresses to last until well into the second half of their warranty before showing any signs of major wear and tear. This will vary depending on your living conditions, number of sleepers as well as how well you care for the mattress itself. Due to the nature of its design, there might be some sagging in the foams of the mattress over time, but it should not be to the extent of causing any major discomfort. Again, this may vary depending on climate, number of users and personal product care. Take a look on the Cocoon website for some product care tips.
There are unfortunately no bed base options directly available on the Cocoon website. They do have a few foundations on offer though, and if you are in need of one to go with your Cocoon mattress, we highly recommend buying them both as a bundle purchase. Because these are memory foam mattresses, they should hold up well on most bed base types. They will shift into form quite easily on adjustable bases, but may bunch up in certain areas depending on the base’s setting.
Solid platforms may starve the underside of the mattress of some air flow, which may hinder its temperature regulation. We think that perhaps a frame with some wooden slats may be the most suitable option for the Cocoon mattress range. This frame should give the mattress even support throughout its structure while still allowing for some ventilation from underneath the base to even out the overall temperature.
COMPATIBLE WITH THESE BED BASES
Cocoon Classic vs Cocoon Chill
As previously mentioned, there aren’t a huge range of major differences between the Cocoon Classic and the Cocoon Chill. Both have identical layering specs and design elements. However, as the names suggest, the Chill will give the sleeper additional temperature regulation thanks to its cooling cover. This cooling cover in particular is quite cool against bare skin (some covers feel more neutral while still absorbing heat), so even if you or your partner need something to remedy overheating, make sure that you both enjoy the feel of the cover to your touch.
Cocoon mattress complaints
- Some sleepers have noted that the cooling cover may feel a bit damp or wet due to the nature of its phase change design. We think this may come down to personal preference as we did not find the mattress to retain any excess moisture.
- Some users have experienced some off gassing after unboxing. This is due to the shipping and should subside shortly after setting the mattress up.
Our final verdict: Do we recommend the Cocoon mattress?
- We feel that Cocoon comes from a pretty reliable source, and while it may not be the fanciest or most luxurious design on the market, it performs well in the areas it’s primarily designed for.
- Cocoon offers some really nice consumer care, from their free return and refund policy, to the financing options and free delivery. All of these make their products just a touch more enticing.
- These are also great mattresses for anyone looking for a decent long term investment on a bit of a budget. We predict these mattresses to have a pretty respectable lifespan or the price tag that it comes with.
- The cooling cover in the Chill model is a great piece of design for overly hot sleepers who need some form of active temperature control in their mattress.
Yes. We think that these mattresses are worth their price tag, and come from a reliable brand Sealy which has been manufacturing mattresses since 1881.
All Cocoon mattresses are manufactured in the U.S.A., with patents specifically tested out of North Carolina.
The Cocoon Chill mattress has a 10’’ height profile.
Should you be dissatisfied with your mattress, you can contact Cocoon and they will send a team to collect it at no extra charge as well as provide you with a full refund.