Your bed should be your happy place…. after all, we spend so much time there! I like my bed to be a calming sanctuary where I can curl up and really unplug. I’ve always been a proponent of this mentality. I’ve invested in beautiful linens for my space, I have my beloved Night Pillow, and I always have a pile of books, lavender oil, an eye mask, and a nice foot/hand cream that I’ll slather on before bed. If you can’t tell, I take my relaxation very seriously.
Still, I can’t remember when I last replaced my mattress. So when Sealy offered to send me their new Cocoon by Sealy mattress, I was both intrigued and eager. Intrigued as I wasn’t familiar with the whole “bed in a box” idea – every mattress I’ve ever had has been delivered… and eager as I really wanted a new mattress. It was time to adult.
Read on for my unboxing experience (it’s truly crazy how they fit such a nice mattress into such a small box!!) and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post… two lucky readers will win their own Cocoon by Sealy! Good Luck!!!
I was a bit shocked by how small the box was. How on earth was a Queen sized mattress supposed to fit in that box? It weighed 72 lbs, but still…
The Cocoon by Sealy is available in two different types… firm or soft. The firm is a bit more substantial and is for those who enjoy sleeping on their bed; whereas the soft is cozier and more enveloping for those who enjoy sleeping in their bed. I went with the firm as I have a notoriously bad back so I like something a bit more supportive. The Cocoon by Sealy mattress is under $1,000 at all sizes. The queen retails for $849, the twin $549, and the King is $999.
So I began unboxing the mattress…
What was really interesting to me is that when I began to remove the plastic, the mattress immediately “bloomed.” It self-inflated (inflated is the wrong word, but the best way to describe the process), transforming into a thick, super dense mattress.
And now, the next step in this adventure… getting my old mattress out, + my new mattress up the ladder. We’ll just say that I’m very thankful for Task Rabbit. I’ll be sharing my final bedroom (aka treehouse) reveal in the coming weeks.
The last thing I want to point out is that Cocoon by Sealy has a pretty amazing guarantee. If, after 100 days, you aren’t satisfied, you can get a full refund. On top of that, they have a ten year warranty. Not bad. I’m only on about 14 nights, but I’m pretty happy with mine so far. It’s the right amount of firm and I’ve been sleeping much better.
(I should note that Tyrion is a fan of the new mattress as well.)
Created in partnership with Cocoon by Sealy.
Photography by Tonhya Kae.