Me as Mattress Designer: Making My Own Mattress with Create-A-Mattress

Me as Mattress Designer: Making My Own Mattress with Create-A-Mattress

Most people think of great deals on bed sheets during Labor Day white sales, but a new trend for the holiday shopping weekend is mattress bargains.  But if you can’t muster the energy to drive around in holiday traffic to visit mattress stores, you can shop online at, a unique site where shoppers can design their own mattress.


Like the typical mattress shopper, I didn’t know much about what to look for in a mattress, but the site makes it easy with icons and explanations for each component.  First you choose your size, then your level of support, then softness based in your preferred sleeping position, then your set up — which can be no foundation to an adjustable base.  Once you have made your selections, the bed is virtually assembled and you see a photo of it.  One very cool feature is the ability to nickname the bed on a custom label.  


The site features a running tally of your costs as you add each layer, so you can play around with different materials to stay on budget.  It also price compares, so you see what you are saving buying online versus brick-and-mortar mattress store shopping.


Overall the prices are 20 to 40 percent lower than mattress stores, and if you have already shopped around and bounced on a few beds to know what you like, you can speed through the design process in about five minutes.  If you need help, they have operators available for chat.


Besdies the price advantage, there’s another hassle you can avoid by shopping on Create-A-Mattress — waiting for delivery.  Delivery is guaranteed within 14 days anywhere in the US and includes set up.


My ideal bed was a queen size plush latex mattress $2,399, which sure beat the $3,325 I would have paid elsewhere, and I got an additional $150 off for Labor Day since my order was over $999. 


The great thing about this Labor Day sale was that it took very little labor.

By | 2011-08-30T15:33:13+00:00 August 30th, 2011|product reviews, Products Reviews|1 Comment

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  1. Kelly M September 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    “We have had our Create A Mattress and boxspring for less than two years and the sagging is unbelievable. We rotate the mattress regularly and we are not heavy people. We contacted them and they said the sagging “is within industry standards” and then sent us links to two major manufacturers warranty pages. I guess they don’t strive to be better than their competition. What a joke! The first box spring arrived and the stitching was coming out all over the quilting of the fabric. They did replace the boxspring but I guess sewing is all they can stand behind. A mattress is suppose to be replaced every 8 years and here we are at less than two and we have to spend a chunk of money because of the discomfort. Please take this warning seriously. It is absolute junk!!!!!”

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