Bed Buddy Reporting On: AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress2019-02-26T16:56:30+00:00

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Bed Buddy Reporting On: AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress

Our research includes a 100 consecutive sleep test, so we can say, ‘YUP, this is what we found, because we really slept on it!’

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FIRMNESS 4 (Medium Soft)
QUEEN PRICE $199.99 (8″)

$229.99 (10″)

$259.99 (12″)

Durability 2 – The AmazonBasics mattress has a shorter-than-average expected lifespan, which is typical for beds sold at such low price-points.
Motion Isolation 4 – The memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers of the AmazonBasics Mattress absorb and minimize motion fairly well.
Off-gassing 2 – Some off-gassing is to be expected from the AmazonBasics Mattress, but the smells should dissipate in a matter of days.
Conforming 3 – The AmazonBasics offers close conforming and alleviates aches and pains to a noticeable extent.
Sex 2 – Like many all-foam beds – particularly those with softer comfort layers – the AmazonBasics may not be responsive enough for some couples.
Temperature Neutrality 4 – An aerated transitional foam layer and convoluted foam support core promote airflow, allowing the AmazonBasics to sleep cooler than many of its all-foam competitors.
Edge Support 2 – Edge support is questionable for the AmazonBasics Mattress.
Noise 5 – The AmazonBasics Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.
Light side sleeper under 130 LBS 4
Average side sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 3
Heavy side sleeper over 230 LBS 2
Light back sleeper under 130 LBS 4
Average back sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 4
Heavy back sleeper over 230 LBS 3
Light stomach sleeper under 130 LBS 3
Average stomach sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 2
Heavy stomach sleeper over 230 LBS 1
Firmness Rating 4 (Medium Soft)
Thickness 8″, 10″, 12″
Support Core Components Convoluted HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components Memory Foam

Aerated Polyfoam

Cover Components Polyester (Removable)
Twin 38W” x 75L” x 8”, 10”, 12”
Twin Extra Long (XL) 38W” x 80L” x 8”, 10”, 12”
Full 54″W x 75L” x 8”, 10”, 12”
Queen 60W” x 80L” x 8”, 10”, 12”
King 76W” x 80L” x 8”, 10”, 12”
California King 72W” x 84L” x 12”
Twin $129.99 (8″), $159.99 (10″),$179.99 (12″)
Twin Extra Long (XL) Not Available
Full $169.99 (8″), $189.99 (10″), $219.99 (12″)
Queen $199.99 (8″), $229.99 (10″), $259.99 (12″)
King $239.99 (8″), $299.99 (10″), $349.99 (12″)
California King $329.99 (12”)
Sleep trial 30 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 30 – Nights
Warranty Transfer Non-Transferable
Delivery Compressed and shipped in a box
Availability Anywhere in the world, provided a valid address is given
White Glove Delivery Not available
Old Mattress Removal Not Available
Customer Service 6 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Company History was founded as Cadabra in 1994; today it is the world’s largest Internet retailer. The AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress debuted in 2018.
BBB Rating Not Available
Physical Stores operates brick-and-mortar locations in select U.S. cities, including Seattle (where the company is headquartered) and New York City. However, the AmazonBasics is not sold in any physical stores or showrooms at this time.
Phone 1-888-280-4331

Bed Buddy Report | Verdict |

  • Suitable for hot, side sleepers
  • Very inexpensive price point
  • Soft foam mattress


  • Multiple thickness options
  • Better temperature neutrality than most all-foam alternatives
  • Good motion isolation and no noise
  • Decent conforming and pressure relief
  • Lower-than-average price-points


  • Questionable edge support
  • Limited sleep trial and warranty coverage
  • Specifications not available

Bed Buddy Report |Findings |

Introduced in 2018, the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress – known simply as the AmazonBasics –  is an all-foam bed made and sold by The AmazonBasics is constructed with comfort layers of memory foam and aerated polyfoam, along with a support core made from convoluted high-density polyfoam. The mattress comes with a removable polyester cover.

The AmazonBasics is available in three height profiles: 8″, 10″, and 12″. All three thickness options are available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King sizes. Additionally, the 12″ profile is available in a California King size. The mattress is considered ‘Medium Soft,’ or a 4 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

The AmazonBasics offers some advantages over many of its all-foam competitors. One is temperature neutrality. Air circulates fairly well through the aerated foam and convoluted base foam layers, allowing the bed to sleep cooler than other similar models. It also isolates motion very well and produces no noise when bearing weight, making it a good option for couples. Additionally, the beds are lightweight and easy to move and rotate.

Another notable advantage of the AmazonBasics is its price-point. Prices vary by size and thickness, ranging from $129.99 (8″ Twin) to $349.99 (12″ King). This is significantly lower than the average cost of a memory foam mattress.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for an AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress? 

Based on my customer feedback, AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

Because it is available in three thickness options, the AmazonBasics should accommodate any sleeper in terms of height preference. Lighter individuals typically prefer lower-profile beds while heavier people tend to feel most comfortable on thicker mattresses. However, the AmazonBasics is ‘Medium Soft’ and may sink too deeply for some sleepers, particularly those weighing more than 230 pounds.


My testing process found AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You are on a budget, as the mattress is very low-priced
  • You tend to sleep hot, especially on all-foam beds
  • You want a mattress that conforms somewhat closely
  • You or your sleep partner wake up easily due to movement and/or noise ­­

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