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PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review Plushbeds Sleeplikethedead


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If you are looking to snag an eco-friendly mattress to your bedroom, you may want to consider the Botanical Bliss mattress from PlushBeds. Constructed with organic latex, this mattress aims to be as great for your sleep hygiene as it is for the environment. Plushbeds Sleeplikethedead

But just how well does it live up to this assignment? That’s what I’m here to find out, by putting it through a series of rigorous tests to figure out its feel, how it sleeps and whether it may be the mattress of your dreams.

Continue reading below for my full review of this PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress.

 

CONSTRUCTION


The Botanical Bliss is constructed with three 3″ layers of organic Dunlop Latex.

Unlike Talalay Latex, which frequently has a light and airy feel, Dunlop is dense and makes for a firmer structure.

Here, each of the three Dunlop sections is categorized as either Soft, Medium or Firm, and can be arranged in whatever order best matches the sleeper.

In accordance with PlushBeds, there are a total of six distinct firmnesses for each mattress, using a split firmness option available for King and Cal King sizes.

Worried you won’t be able to determine how to configure the layers to your liking? No sweat! The brand offers a set of graphics on its website detailing all of the various ways to orient the latex sections.

Plus, if you’re still not happy with the feel, PlushBeds is happy to throw in an extra Firm layer of latex for more support.

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For the purpose of my review, I’ll be looking at the Botanical Bliss at the”Soft” orientation, which has the Soft layer on top, the Medium layer in the middle and the Firm section as the foundation .

But enough talk! Let’s dive into this plush latex mattress and see what’s going on inside.

Cover:  made out of organic wool and cotton, the cover is soft and provides the sleeper with a few satisfying comfort.

Latex Layers:  As I mentioned up top, the following few sections are comprised of 100% organic Dunlop Latex.

This substance is compact and has a fast response to pressure, creating a bed that’s incredibly bouncy. Compared to memory foam, latex does not feature much if any contouring, so you are not likely to feel stuck in the mattress.

One more thing you’re most likely to notice with latex is that it sleeps cool, so could be a fantastic option for those who are inclined to sleep hot during the night.

As far as the feel in this specific configuration is concerned, placing the Soft layer up top allows for some initial deep sinkage to the mattress, which is buffered slightly by the Medium latex section as the sleeper transitions into the Firm base below.

 

Certified Organic

The Botanical Bliss‘ structure is also noteworthy because it is a 100% certified organic mattress, which means all of its materials have been licensed by the Global Organic Latex Standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard.

Plus, the bed is also GREENGUARD Gold Certified, making sure that the mattress has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds into indoor air. Plushbeds Sleeplikethedead

 

FIRMNESS


After having a look at the construction of the Botanical Bliss, let’s chat about the firmness and feel.

I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and found I was immediately interacting with the soft wool cover.

Pressing in farther, I struck the buoyant lift of the latex layers, which propelled me up and out of the structure.

Since folks of different sizes, shapes and weights are going to feel firmness otherwise, I decided to bring in three other testers to help me figure out how firm the Botanical Bliss is.

We all took a turn lying on the plush organic mattress, gave it a personal firmness rating and then compiled them on the chart below.

While feel is always likely to be a single thing, this will hopefully give you a great sense of the firmness range you can expect from this bed.

Aside from 1 outlier, we were mostly in agreement about the firmness of the Botanical Bliss, landing on an average rating of 5.4.

In comparison to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it seems like this bed is pretty soft.

Personally, I gave the mattress a 5. While the bounce of the latex is very likely to keep you positioned on top of the bed, the material is surprisingly gentle, allowing for a few pretty deep sinkage through the mattress.

Bear in mind that we’re only looking at the mattress in its”Moderate” orientation and that changing around the layers could make it either firmer or softer.

For more specific, the Botanical Bliss Moderate provides a firmness range from 5-7 using soft, medium and firm layers of latex.

The Botanical Bliss Firm runs from 7-9 and just uses medium, firm and extra firm latex. These different sections can be moved around to create 6 unique configurations, representing a subtle gradient within the prescribed selection.

If we swapped around the layers in our bed to have a firm layer up top, a medium transition section and a soft foundation, we’d wind up with a bed that had a firmness of about 7.

As I mentioned up top, instructions on the best way to orient the layers in your individual Botanical Bliss are available on the brand’s website.

 

PRESSURE MAP


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Another important component of feel is pressure, or more specifically where pressure points might kind while lying on top of a brand new bed.

Instead of merely describing where these stress spots might crop up, I thought I’d give you a visual representation instead. To do this, I put a pressure map in addition to the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach.

You can see the effects on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).

Back: Lying on my back, I could really feel myself sinking into the mattress, with the soft layer of latex foam working to fill in the space at my lumbar region.

Even for this sinkage, the responsiveness of the latex made it easy for me to roll around and change positions.

Edge Support: Scooting as close to the side as I could, I detected some profound compression through the top layers.

While I didn’t feel as if I’d roll out of bed, I would not say this mattress had particularly solid edge support.

Side: Since side sleepers have a tendency to enjoy softer mattresses, I was not surprised to discover that I felt a lot of great pressure relief in this position.

As you can see in the graphic above, I did not notice any strain in my shoulders or hips, typical problem areas for people who doze mostly on their sides.

Stomach:  And lastly, after I rolled on my stomach, I started to feel a bit of distress as the soft nature of the bed caused my hips to sink out of alignment with my shoulders.

Stomach sleepers have a tendency to prefer firm beds since they help keep the spine in a pleasant, even line, so those who sleep solely on their stomachs might want to decide on a firmer configuration of the Botanical BlissPlushbeds Sleeplikethedead

 

MOTION TRANSFER


Plan on sharing your bed with a spouse ? Well then, you will want to keep a tight eye trained on its motion transfer, or the quantity of disturbance likely to be felt from 1 side of the bed to the other.

Basically, this test will inform you just how bothered you will be by your bed partner’s moves in the evening.

To illustrate this, I dropped a 10 lb. Steel ball from peaks of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and quantified the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the larger the disturbance.

FYI: Each fall is intended to symbolize a different movement you are likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4″) to getting out of bed (8″) all the way to full on jumping (12″).

For those who aren’t fans of latex, this interfering bounce is one of the most frequent complaints related to the substance and can be seen in additional all-latex beds, such as the Zenhaven.

 

SINKAGE TEST


When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they will feel as though they’re sinking”to” the mattress or lying”on top” of it.

To exemplify this sinkage, I placed four chunks of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.

The variations in size, density and weight are supposed to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.

6 lb medicine ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
10 lb steel ball: 2.5 inches of sinkage.
50 pound medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.

These results are really interesting because while the bounce of the latex helps to combat any sort of stuck-in-the-bed atmosphere, the mattress itself features an extraordinary amount of sinkage.

While not exactly the same as contouring, which refers to this kind of cushiony pressure relief you may get in the shoulders and buttocks from a memory foam mattress like the Tempurpedic, the sinkage nonetheless contributes to the Botanical Bliss’ overall soft feel.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


Sleep Trial: 100 days.

Warranty: 25 years.

Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box.

 

SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION


If you’re convinced the Botanical Bliss is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below.

Size Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 38″ x 75″ x 10″ 75 lbs $1,299
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ x 10″ 80 lbs $1,299
Full 54″ x 75″ x 10″ 115 lbs $1,699
Queen 60″ x 80″ x 10″ 130 lbs $1,799
King 76″ x 80″ x 10″ 155 lbs $2,099
California King 72″ x 84″ x 10″ 155 lbs $2,099

 

 

IS THE PLUSH BEDS MATTRESS BEST FOR YOU?


Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Botanical Bliss mattress, I want to highlight some of its greatest pros and cons:

PROS

One of my favorite things about this mattress is how bouncy it is, which could be an attractive feature for those of you looking for buoyant support.

Another significant pro is that the Botanical Bliss sleeps cool. The organic latex is excellent at temperature regulation, ensuring that you won’t snore at night.

And finally, a big selling point is the organic construction. From the organic wool in the cover into the Dunlop Latex layers, this bad boy is totally green.

 

CONS

As we discussed above, this mattress did not have amazing movement transfer results, meaning you’re likely to be disturbed by movements in the night.

Another thing to bear in mind is that you are not going to experience a good deal of contour here, among the most frequent complaints about latex that might be a deal breaker for those of you in need of deep pressure relief. Plushbeds Sleeplikethedead

 

SUMMARY


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The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress is a good mattress overall. With very superior comfort, support, bounce, and cooling, it is tough to look beyond this 100% latex mattress. A natural cotton cover improves airflow and rounds out a healthy outer covering. Additionally, there is a 1″ coating of 100% Joma wool underneath the cover that does a great job of enhancing breathablity of the mattress as well as absorbing moisture. This helps sleepers keep a cool body temperature during sleep. All in all, the PlushBeds mattress is a wonderful latex mattress that gives an quality level of support in all sleeping positions together with great cooling and a round hug / body shape.

You can click here to visit the official website of Plushbeds Botanical Bliss mattress.