Sleep Innovations Mattress Reviews – Shiloh, Shea & Alden

There are just a handful of brands in memory foam mattresses segment that have secured thousands of reviews. And one such mattress is Sleep Innovations that has a massive 4000+ reviews and 4+ overall rating as well. Such remarkable stats are always a perfect reflection of price, performance and customer satisfaction

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Now, the next question you might have is how Sleep Innovations managed to prove itself above the rest. The secret lies in its proprietary foam, SureTemp™. Well, before we review in detail on how SureTemp proved to be the game changer, let's first take quick look at the following feature set.

Sleep Innovations Reviews

Features

Best for 

Children, teenagers and average built adults

Average to above average built adults

Above average and slightly heavy built adults

Suitable for

(Side, stomach or back sleepers alike)

All types of sleepers

All types of sleepers

1. All types of sleepers

2. Extra cool, best for people who sleep hot

No. of layers

2

2

3

Top layer

3 Inch

SureTemp™ proprietary foam

2.5 Inch

SureTemp™ proprietary foam

2.5 Inch

SureTemp™ proprietary foam

Intermediary layer

No

No

2.5 Inch

Breezy air channel foam 

Base layer

7 Inch
premium support foam

​9.5 Inch
premium support foam

9 Inch
premium support foam

Firmness

6

(on a scale of 1 to 10)

(on a scale of 1 to 10)

6.5

(on a scale of 1 to 10)

Motion Isolation

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Edge Support

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Safety certifications

CertiPUR-US certified

CertiPUR-US certified

CertiPUR-US certified

Made in

USA

USA

USA

Warranty

20-Year

20-Year

20-Year

Shipping

Bed in box

Bed in box

Bed in box

Price

What is SureTemp foam all about?

Layer material: Every memory foam mattress is either two or three layered. And the foam material used to make these layers is more or less the same in all mattresses. However, there are very few brands that develop their own proprietary foam and one such brand is Sleep Innovations and their proprietary foam is SureTemp™ memory foam.

What's the benefit with this SureTemp foam?

"Regular memory foam mattresses only suit either side sleepers or back sleepers or stomach sleepers. Mattresses that are suitable for every sleeping posture alike are rare breed"

And Sleep Innovations unique selling point is the same, the proprietary foam is specially designed to best suit all types of sleeping postures.

When a mattress brand claims that it is also suitable for side sleepers means it is generally suitable but not specially tailer made, like Sleep Innovations proprietary foam SureTemp™ to offer that extra support for side sleepers.

Proprietary SureTemp™ adds medium firmness, especially around pressure points like hips and shoulders.

Layer Construction

Be it any size mattress –10 inch, 12 inch or 14 inch it’s almost the same layer construction in Sleep Innovations mattresses.However, what varies is the size of the top proprietary foam layer and the base high density layer. 

Sleep Innovations Shiloh Reviews – 12 inch memory foam mattress

Shiloh Mattress Reviews

Size

12 inches 

Number of layers

2

 - Top layer

2.5 Inch SureTemp™ proprietary foam

 - Base layer

9.5 Inch premium support foam

Firmness

Medium Firm

(6 on a scale of 1 to 10)

Best for

Children, teenagers and average built adults

Sleep Innovations Shiloh Mattress Reviews

Why the top layer is just 2.5 inches thick?

With a simple 2 layer construction, this 12 inch shiloh mattress is specifically designed to offer medium firmness. 

Even though the overall size is 12 inches, the top layer is just 2.5 inch in thickness. While other brands would have had this layer stand at 3 or 3.5 inches.

But with the idea of catering to a wider range of consumers who prefer medium firmness level, the top layer's thickness has been intentionally fixed at 2.5 inches. Anything above 3 inches thickness makes mattresses slightly plush.

Top Layer: 2.5 inch proprietary SureTemp™ foam

In regular foams, cooling gel is infused so as to widen the cell structure and make it porous, cool and breathable. This often results in disturbing the actual ILD of these foams and thereby creating uneven sleeping surface.

However, in proprietary SureTemp foam, the layer itself is created with wide cell structure. This makes the foam relatively plush, breathable and uniform in size.

It cuddles with body curvature as if you are hugged by the mattress.

Bottom Layer: 9.5 inch Premium Support foam

Instead of employing high density foam as base layer, which otherwise is quite hard in feel , the base layer in Sleep Innovations mattresses are made from premium support foam.

Apart from sustaining weights, this variation of foam effectively removes vibrations, thus reducing annoying motion transfer issues.

Why such high thickness of base layer?

But the remarkable difference is the sheer size of this support layer, 9.5 inches, which is way higher than one can expect.

With such massive size, it can sustain any amount of weight, making it ideal for all types of sleepers – lean, average built or even above average, catering to everyone alike.

High density foams, although of less size could also do the job. But they are rock solid in feel.

  • Moreover, if a high density foam is used as base layer, then there has has to be an additional intermediary transition layer.
  • Whereas, premium support foam removes the need and costs associated with having such additional layers. 

Hence, the cost of Sleep Innovations mattresses are nearly 50% less compared to other mattress that also have proprietary multi-layered foams.

Motion Isolation – Shiloh Memory Foam Mattress

Being just a two layer construction, even if slight extra pressure is applied the top layer won’t sink more than 2 or 2.5 inches at the maximum.

Backed up by 9 inch thick premium support layer, placed right beneath the top plush top layer, the mattress can't sink any further. Unlike high density foams that are quite hard in feel, this 9 inch premium support layer is firm yet carries the tendency to remove motion related vibrations.

Rebound: And when pressure is released, the top layer quickly bounces back to normalcy, well within the stipulted two seconds window. 

And again as it quickly bounces back to shape, this motion does not transfer beyond couple of inches from the point of impact. Hence, the vibration won’t transmit up to your sleeping partner.

As a thumb rule, for every one inch plush layer, the motion transmit can be felt up to 1 or 1.5 inch in radius. Hence, for a 2.5 inch top layer, the motion transmits up to 2 to 3 inches inches radius for a medium built person.

Firmness

On a scale of 1 to 10, the overall firmness of this mattress is 6. Anything that falls between 6 and 7 is neither too firm nor too plush.

Please do not assume that the mattress might be firm as the base layer is 9.5 inches in thickness. It is incorrect as the base layer is not made from high density foam. Instead it is made from premium support foam.

It has been meticulously chosen as it is slightly elastic in nature. Hence, it supports all types of sleepers (side, stomach and back sleepers).

Cooling Effect

Difference between memory foam and gel memory foam mattresses

Although cooling effect is a term proprietary to gel memory foam mattresses as they have cooling gel infused into the top layer.

Whereas, memory foam mattresses are in fact known for heating up within minutes of sleeping. The heat from our body is captured in closed cell structure of top comfort layers.

But as mentioned throughout the article, the proprietary SureTemp™ foam, in Sleep Innovations mattresses, has relatively quiet open cell structure compared to regular comfort foams.

This makes the mattress breathable and the heat from your body gets dissipated quickly owing to the enhanced air flow through the open porous structure.

Odor and Inflation Time

Yes, similar to all memory foam mattresses, even Sleep Innovation mattresses carry odor as the foams are compressed before being shipped. And the moment you unwrap the covers, along with inflation even the odor starts spreading. It is a common with mattresses and nothing new to worry.

However, it is relatively very mild and should not cause any inconvenience. You feel the smell as the mattress inflates to its full size for the first time and disappears within few hours thereafter.

It might take 12 to 24 hours ideally to inflate to its full size but always give it up to 48 hours for it to open up in every nook and corner. For best results and longevity, do not test the mattress or try to use it during this period. Give it ample time and allow the mild odor to vanish fully.

Safety regulations, Manufacturing and Shipping – Made in USA

  • All three versions – Sleep Innovations Shiloh, Shea and Alden are CertiPUR-US certified and comply with safety standards.
  • Made in USA - Entire manufacturing process, including making of proprietary SureTemp foam and premium support foam, is in USA. 
  • Sleep Innovation mattresses are compressed, rolled and shipped vacuum sealed in box.

Warranty

Another unique selling point (USP) of Sleep Innovations mattresses is the warranty factor. The company offers 20-Year warranty, which is way to high and can easily be called as lifetime warranty.

Sleep Innovations Shea Review

Leaving aside the size difference, Sleep Innovations 10 inch Shea mattress can be labelled as a photocopy of 12 inch shiloh mattress.

The design, layer construction, material used are all the same in both the mattresses. The only difference is the size of these individual layers.

  • The size of the top SureTemp proprietary foam has been increased by 0.5 inches in Shea mattress and stands at 3 inches thickness
  • Whereas, the size of the base layer has been decreased by nearly 2 inches and stands at 7 inches instead of 9.5 inches like in shiloh mattress

Sleep Innovations, 10 inch Shea mattress has been specifically designed to best suit people with lean phyique to average size built. It means it is best for children, teenagers as well as adults with average body type.

Shea 10-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress - Layer Construction

Shea Mattress Reviews

Size

10 inches 

Number of layers

2

 - Top layer

3 Inch SureTemp™ proprietary foam

 - Base layer

7 Inch premium support foam

Firmness

Medium Firm

(6 on a scale of 1 to 10)

Best for

Average to above average built adults

Motion Isolation & Firmness

Parameters like overall firmness, motion isolation, breathability/cooling effect remain the same like in Shiloh 12 inch version, as long as people with average to lean physique use it.

Firmness stands at 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 while motion isolation is also exceptional. Owing to the simple two layer construction, neither motion disturbances nor vibrations are transferred to sleeping partners.

The radius of sink/impact while turning around in the bed will be 3 to 4 inches at the maximum and does not really reach up to your sleeping partner.

However, for people with above average built, these parameters tend to be different. Hence, it is best advised for them to go with either 12 inch Shiloh or 14 inch Alden.

Warranty, Shipping and Certifications

Manufactured in USA, Shea mattress too comes with 20-Year warranty and is rolled, compressed shipped in a box.

Sleep Innovations Alden Review - 14 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Review

The only difference, design-wise, between this 14 inch version and the remaining 10 inch and 12 inch versions is the extra 2.5 inch layer that has been embedded as an intermediary layer.

Sleep Innovations has specially designed its 14 inch Alden mattress for

  1. people who are slightly on the heavier side (above average to heavy) or

  2. for those who tend to sleep hot and looking for an extra cool memory foam mattress

Wondering what is the special design in Alden mattress?

Well, Sleep Innovations has added an intermediary layer that is 2.5 inch thick and made with open cell structure. Known as Breezy Air Channel Foam, this adds superior ventilation and better air flow as an add-on to the enhanced breathability offered by the top SureTemp™ layer.

Now that the top two layer are 5 inches thick combined, it adds the extra plush feel making it perfectly suitble for average to average built people.

However, if you are lean then Alden mattress might appear to be a bit firm for you.

Sleep Innovations Alden - Layer Construction

Alden Mattress Reviews

Size

14 inches 

Number of layers

3

 - Top layer

2.5 inch SureTemp™ proprietary foam

 - Intermediary layer

Breezy 2.5 inch air channel foam

 - Base layer

9 inch premium support foam

Firmness

Medium Firm

(6 on a scale of 1 to 10)

Best for

Average to above average built adults

Firmness

Addition of an extra layer slightly increases the overall firmness of the mattress but makes it ideal for average and above averageg built people. It stands at 6.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 making it medium firm.

And, as the base layer is still 9 inches thick high density foam, the mattress would never bottom out and can comfortably sustain extra weights. 

Cooling Effect

Sleep Innovation 14 inch Alden mattress is much more cooler compared to 12 inch Shiloh and 10 inch Shea mattresses.

The reason again is the intermediary 2.5 inch Air flow channel layer that has wide porous cell structure that significantly increases breathability and heat dissipation.

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation in Alden is very similar to that in Shiloh and Shea mattresses. It does not carry motion disturbace to your sleeping partner.

Warranty, Manufacturing, Shipping and certifications

Alden mattress too comes with the same 20-Year warranty, CertiPUR-US certified and manufactured in USA.

It is rolled and compressed shipped Bed-in-a-Box mattress.

Conclusion

Sleep Innovations mattresses are suggested if you are looking for a mattress that has to support every sleeping posture alike (side, stomach and back sleepers).

  • The 10 inch Shea mattress best suits children, teenagers and adults who are light weight in built

  • For average to above average physical built, the 12 inch shiloh mattress is recommended

  • And for those who are slightlly on the heavier side then the 14 inch Alden mattress is best suitable as it also offers some extra cooling effect with an additional breezy air channel intermediary foam

Sleep Innovations is backed by a massive 20-Year warranty which reflects the confidence of the company in its products. Thousands of reviews and 4+ overall rating also showcase exceptional customer satisfaction levels.