If you are shopping for a bed, you may already know that there is a new type of product on the market: the bed-in-a-box. Available through major mattress companies like Serta, these beds are compressed and rolled up to fit in a large-sized cardboard box for easy shipping. Many customer reviews highlight how comfortable these beds are and affordable the pricing but are they really a better choice than a traditional mattress. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of a bed-in-a-box.

Benefits of a Bed-in-a-box

These days people are doing a lot more online shopping and getting their goods delivered to them at home. The mattress-in-a-box is a convenient product that allows customers to buy exactly what they want and have it delivered via the mail. Of course, there are many other benefits to getting a mattress-in-a-box, no matter the brand you prefer.

Better Social Distancing

With a bed-in-a-box, the shipping company will simply leave your box at the front door. No need to have movers bring a bulky bed into the home. You don’t have to worry about the potential for COVID infection or keeping social distancing in mind. Plus, if you are worried about transmission of the virus from the box, you can just wait a few days before opening it. Research has found that COVID-19 only survives on cardboard and paper for about 24 hours.

No Need to be at Home

If you do have to leave the house on the regular for work, it can be difficult to set up a convenient appointment for delivery of a traditional bed. But beds in a box come through the mail. Your shipment will be waiting for you at the front door when you get home. 

Shop from Home

Whether you are worried about COVID infection or not, shopping from home is just more comfortable. You can look up all the stats online and compare prices at your leisure. Do all the research you want until you find the perfect mattress for your needs. 

Brand New Out of the Box

A bed-in-a-box comes to your home straight from the factory, so you know that no one else has touched it or tested it. Plus, it’s fun to roll out the flat-as-a-pancake mattress and watch it inflate after you cut the plastic.

Types of Mattresses in a Box

Manufacturers can get all kinds of mattresses into boxes using compression and vacuum sealing of the plastic packaging. Some of the more common types you’ll see include:

  • Hybrid Beds: These mattresses combine coils with a top layer of memory foam or gel foam.

  • All Foam Beds: Made with a type of polyurethane foam, these dense beds provide plenty of cushion. 

  • Memory Foam: Another kind of polyurethane foam bedding, memory foam has additional ingredients that make it denser and more elastic. Memory foam beds are designed to envelop and cushion.

  • Gel Foam: Designed to keep sleepers cool, gel foam comes in varying densities. Some brands may also have a top layer of memory foam for extra support, like the Serta Bed-in-a-box.

If you are interested in getting delivery of an affordable mattress or related materials, like a bed frame, check out The Mattress Factory today. We have a wide range of products and materials, including the Serta Perfect Sleeper Express, a convenient gel foam mattress-in-a-box. Visitors are also welcomed to drop by one of our Mattress Factory Showrooms to try it before you buy it, following CDC guidelines.