This is a collaboration with Wayfair, a mattress was provided in exchange for my honest review.
*Update – we have owned this mattress now for 2.5 years and it’s in our Murphy bed for guests and we get compliments ALL the time about how comfortable it is – so get it! It’s definitely a mattress everyone raves about the next morning which makes us thrilled our guests are comfortable.
The guest bedroom just got an upgrade after six years – a new mattress! You may know by now we have so many hopeful plans and ideas for this room in the new year. Right now it functions as Benjamin’s office, a guest bedroom, and some nights – Benjamin’s room when he’s tossing and turning from being too hot or not being able to sleep – and knows it’s best for him (and me) he does that on another bed. Real marriage talk, you know, a happy marriage is peaceful rest even if some nights you gotta sleep in the other room so you can wake up liking each other the next morning.
When I bought the mattress for the guest room it was a quick purchase to fill up the room, on a budget. I bought it at a department store and they were so expensive for what they were. I remember I laid on it and I was like um, it’s not super comfortable, and the sales lady said, well you don’t want guests to get too comfortable and laughed.
I get her humor, but let’s be real, I do want my guests to be comfortable because quality time is my love language and I love my guests. I want them to pick my bed over another friend’s bed when they come in town, I am that much of a quality time hog.
The Nora mattress is a bed that comes in a box from Wayfair. It’s different than the other mattresses out there because it’s 12″ thick and there’s jade woven into the cooling threaded top, it’s sooooo amazing.
So here’s the story of the mattress upgrade – Benjamin was initially not happy I said yes to this mattress. No kidding, he was like, no, it’s fine I don’t want to deal with replacing it and having to get rid of the one that’s working just fine. Such a man answer, don’t change anything. Don’t upgrade anything, and don’t buy anything because everything is fine. LOL!
My blogger brain is always thinking – my job is to review things, try items out and share if they are worth it or not. I need to test this in addition to needing to possibly upgrade that bed! It’s for the sake of my blog, the readers want to know! The guests deserve a better bed if I can give it to them! And I’m always looking to upgrade everything in our house, so you can imagine our conversations we have on a daily basis to each other. Back to the mattress.
And so here we are. The first night I told him not to get up and sleep on it to let it fill up to it’s full 12″ potential. Of course, he slept fine in our room for half the night then started moving like he was possessed (that’s what I call it because I sleep like a idle Disney princess) and he snuck over to the guest room to sleep on the new bed.
The next morning though he was back in our bed (I don’t know, I can’t explain these things, sometimes in marriage you just gotta let things be and it’s sounding as if I have a toddler haha) he looks at me and says, “Hey, that bed is actually comfortable. Let’s keep it.”
So there you go. A husband who was reluctant to give up his spring mattress, actually liked the Nora mattress. It’s firm (it says medium but I want to be honest if you like overly soft this might not be 100% your bed), Nora has a medium firmness.
Here’s another perk – you can’t feel the other person toss and turn and get out of bed on memory foam. My friend has a memory foam bed and I can’t feel her move at all when I stay the night to visit her. So memory foam is good in that sense.
You can test it for 100 nights and if you’re not in love, return it for a refund. It also comes with a 10-year warranty like other mattresses.
Price wise, the comparison is good, it’s $749 for a queen.
There’s a few changes going on in the room but it’s a slow progress right now until we figure out the transition. For now, I’m so excited to say to my guests that start arriving these next few months, “I got you a new bed!”