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Bed in a Box: Mattress Shopping Made Easy

by Diana Lamirand

If you dream of restful sleep, but your current bed leaves you tossing and turning, it’s time to upgrade. Shopping for a new mattress doesn’t need to be a nightmare, as Big Sandy Superstore makes the process simple and easy. With a variety of foam mattresses and beds in a box to choose from, customers can rest easy knowing they will save time and money.

Finding time to shop for a big purchase like a mattress causes unnecessary stress. People today are busier than ever and they’ve come to expect online shopping convenience. No one wants to spend their valuable free time going from store to store, awkwardly trying out bedroom collections while salespeople watch their every move and offer unsolicited advice.

And for those who are often bogged down by work and tending to their families, ordering a bed in a box online might be the ideal solution. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our mattress buying guide to see which options work best for your lifestyle and sleep habits.

What is a bed in a box?

How does a bed in a box work? A bed in a box is exactly what it sounds like. High-quality foam mattresses, sold in a variety of sizes, are compressed into a box no bigger than a coffee table and shipped directly to your door.

Big Sandy Superstore simplifies the mattress-buying process even more by offering customers a 120-night sleep trial on most mattresses. That’s right. You can literally sleep on it and try a mattress for 120 nights, with the purchase of an approved mattress protector. If you don’t like your bed in a box, returns are easy. We pick up the mattress from your home and you can try something else. Other mattress companies just don't do it like Big Sandy.

On average, the National Sleep Foundation recommends purchasing a new mattress every eight years. However, consumers over the age of 40 may need to purchase a new mattress more frequently as the body requires a better sleep foundation. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says adults need seven or more hours of sleep each night for overall health and well-being. If you are getting less sleep, it’s probably time to invest in a new mattress.

How long do bed-in-a-box mattresses last?

In most cases, these memory foam mattresses are designed to last around ten to fifteen years, until their warranties end.

While we stand by the assertion that mattresses should be swapped out every eight years, you can rest assured that this mattress will retain its quality and contour.

Nectar Gel Memory Foam Queen Mattress

Big Sandy Superstore offers several bed-in-a-box options, including the Nectar Gel Memory Foam Queen Mattress. Made with 3 inches of gel memory foam, this mattress distributes your weight evenly and offers cooling contour support.

The quilted memory foam gel provides increased air circulation. The 1.5-inch adaptive hi-core memory foam supports the body, providing crucial rebound and bounce.

Available in six different sizes including twin, twin extra-long, full, queen, king and California King, the Nectar Gel Memory Foam mattress has a 5.75-inch breathable base layer. This reinforces the contouring and support layers of the mattress, giving you a stable, breathable foundation.

Customers who purchased the Nectar bed in a box gave it rave reviews, saying it helped alleviate chronic back pain, was easy to unpack, and they thought it was a great buy for an unbelievable price.

Best of all, the Nectar Gel Memory Foam mattress has a forever warranty. See any Big Sandy store for additional details.

Ashley Queen Memory Foam Mattress in a Box

Big Sandy Superstore also offers the Ashley bed-in-a-box brand.

One popular option is the Ashley-Sleep® Chime 10" Hybrid Queen Mattress in Box. The hybrid innerspring mattress combines the best of both worlds — the pressure relief of cooling gel-infused memory foam and body-contouring pocketed coils for superior support. This mattress comes with a high-density quilt foam for a comfortable feel.

“I am so happy with this purchase,” said Big Sandy customer Ambie in an online review of the Ashley-Sleep Chime. “I was extremely skeptical with the price, but we've had our bed for over a week now and my husband and I are like, ‘Wow, what a steal!’ We have got the best sleep. We have a king-size bed and are just in love! It's not too hard, not too soft ... just perfect!”

The high-density gel memory foam of the Ashley-Sleep Chime offers excellent lumbar support and is hypoallergenic, meaning it’s made from materials that won’t trigger allergies. This mattress is compatible with adjustable bases (not included) and has a 10-year, non-prorated warranty.

“I did a TON of shopping for a firm mattress,” said Big Sandy customer Elisa R. “I visited at least five mattress stores and laid on numerous beds ... I need something firm because I have lower back problems. I'd slept on my friend's mattress and she told me she had this one. It was a no-brainer to order it because I LOVED it. It's firm and I don't wake up with back pain. And if I sleep on my side, it gives good support. Highly recommended!”

Purple Mattress in a Box

Also popular with online shoppers, the Purple® Mattress is made from a patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which is not memory foam but more of a gel-like material that’s organized in a grid formation. It’s designed to relieve pressure points on the body and helps to prevent back, hip and shoulder discomfort.

Purple mattresses offer the patented “Purple Grid,” or comfort technology that adheres to an individual’s body to support its natural shape. With open-air channels that help neutralize body heat, you sleep comfortably all night long. Side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers find better sleep on this flexible mattress.

“The Purple Premium Hybrid 3 is so wonderful,” says online shopper Lyubomir G. “I sleep in all different positions and prior to having this wonderful bed, I would wake up so sore and still feeling sleepy. Now, it’s like climbing into a big fluffy cloud. I feel weightless, no pain on the pressure points! I sleep through the night and wake up feeling so energetic and refreshed. I can’t say enough great things about this bed. If you don’t own one … YOU SHOULD!”

Sleep on It: Queen Mattresses Sale

Research suggests it takes the body up to eight weeks to adjust to the improved support of a new sleep system. So take your time and find the perfect mattress at Big Sandy Superstore. Financing and layaway is available, even for those with low or no credit. For more information, call 888-610-2449.