(Before I continue, this is not a sponsored review for T&N. I just like to document things like this and wanted to share our experience in case anyone else is in a similar situation. Frankly I don't even know if we'll be keeping our new mattress yet!)
I'll spare you the details of the entire decision-making process, but essentially we decided to go with an online mattress company rather than dragging ourselves around to the multitude of mattress stores in town... blame it on the millennial in us.
Anyway, we had our options narrowed down to the Amerisleep AS4 and the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress. Both of them met my criteria for a (seemingly) eco-friendly mattress, as well a hassle-free return policy and 100-night trial period. Ultimately the Mint Mattress won out due to the fact that it cost several hundred dollars less than the Amerisleep. Their customer service team was also pretty responsive and helpful in answering a few questions I asked via their Facebook page.
In addition to the Mint Mattress, I went ahead and ordered two Tuft & Needle pillows as well as the mattress protector. Because why not start fresh with everything? A few clicks and our much-anticipated bedding was purchased. It took less than a week for all the packages to arrive on our doorstep (the pillows and protector came a couple days before the mattress).
I didn't notice any chemical smells associated with "off-gassing" that I've heard about some mattresses producing. (Presumably because T&N has met several safety certifications which I'm hoping are all legit because I'm no expert in that area.)
The charcoal knitted cover is super-soft to the touch, and the mattress feels plush yet supportive. With both of us being side sleepers, having a mattress that offers pressure relief is pretty important. We're hopingT&N's Adaptive Foam will do the trick in that area, as well as sleeping cool for my husband's sake.
The pillows (made with the same foam as the mattress) were nicely packaged in their own boxes. They also have a washable cover and the same 100-night trial period as the mattress.
Based on the ordering process, shipping time, unboxing & setup, and initial look/feel of the products, I'm satisfied with our purchase so far. But of course, only time will tell as we adjust to the Mint Mattress whether or not it's the right one for us. I sure do hope I start waking up better though, T&N!
Oh, and this was also a good excuse for me to get some much-needed new sheets, so I found a light gray organic cotton set at Target. Now we are officially ready to let the 100-night trial begin.
To be continued...