Freedom Sleep Mattress Review
Our Freedom Sleep mattress review highlights this new affordable mattress created by mattress industry veterans that is proudly made in the USA. Freedom Sleep set out to build a comfortable mattress at an affordable price point to appeal to a wide majority of sleepers.
The Freedom Sleep mattress is proudly built entirely in the USA in Madison, Wisconsin.
Read our review of the Freedom Sleep mattress and find out what we think of it after sleeping on it and testing it personally! Review updated January 2018
Construction and Materials
The Freedom Sleep Mattress is a 10″ thick memory foam and Avena latex foam mattress made up of 4 layers.
- 2″ Top cooling & comfort layer – This layer is made of 2″ of Avena latex foam, which is designed to provide responsiveness and bounce as well as aid with cooling the mattress.
- 1.5″ Cooling and support layer – This layer is made of 1.5″ of 4lb gel-infused memory foam which provides contouring and hug to the sleeper, as well as cooling properties.
- 1.5″ Transition layer – This layers is made up of 1.5″ of 1.5 lb memory foam designed to provide transition between the top comfort layers and bottom support layer.
- 5″ Bottom foundation layer – This layer is made of 5″ of high density support foam and acts as the foundation for the above foam layers and provides deep compression support.
The Freedom Sleep mattress has a soft cover with a patriotic red, white, and blue design that befits a mattress that is proudly made in America.
Firmness & Support
The Freedom Sleep mattress is designed to appeal to a large number of sleepers with the “universal comfort” firmness option, which offers only one firmness.
This model works well for some mattresses that get it right, but in some cases is not necessarily for everyone as this is generally impossible to do.
The Freedom Sleep mattress actually does a very good job at appealing to a wide variety of sleepers with their mattress, however. We felt that the mattress comes in at around a 6 on the firmness scaled (10 being firmest).
The top comfort layer which utilizes Avena latex foam does a good job at providing responsiveness and some pushback to your body when lying on it, which also prevents you from sinking into the foam layers underneath. The foam transition and support layers do a good job at adapting to your bodyweight and contouring your body during sleep.
As a heavier sleeper, at 230lbs, I often have a problem with many lower priced mattresses in that I tend to sink down through their comfort layers and often feel the denser and firmer support layers for the most part.
In some cases, with less dense foundation layers of a mattress I will sink down to our bed foundation which is very uncomfortable.
This is not the case with the Freedom Sleep mattress, however, which supports my heavier weight quite well and doesn’t cause me to compress the mattress like I tend to do as noted above.
Kaye did not sink down as much through the layers and her lighter weight was supported quite well via the buoyant Avena latex foam later.
Support was very good for both of us, preventing any pressure point pain in our shoulders or hips which is quite important for us as side sleepers and with my personally heavier weight which lesser quality mattresses cause my pain during sleep.
Universal comfort is not for everyone and especially couples with different firmness preferences but the Freedom Sleep does a great job at supporting both of our different weights and firmness preferences.
The Freedom Sleep mattress has a very soft and comfortable exterior and when you lie down on it the Avena and gel infused memory foam layers work together to provide a comfortable and balanced feel in most sleeping positions.
As the top Avena latex foam layer is a more responsive type of material, it prevents you from sinking down too much or being “stuck in foam” like many memory foam mattresses can do.
The Freedom Sleep mattress adapted to our bodies as time went on. As a side sleeper, with significantly heavier weight than my partner Kaye, mattresses can often soften up and cause discomfort for me over time, but the Freedom Sleep mattress tended to do the opposite.
Both myself and Kaye felt the Freedom Sleep mattress slept very comfortable especially given the affordable price, which was something that surprised us given the materials and level of quality of the mattress.
The Freedom Sleep mattress did not sleep hot for us, which as a couple is a very important consideration.
The breathable cover combined with the Avena latex foam in the comfort layer and the gel-infused memory foam used in the transition layer all did a good job of keeping heat from being trapped beneath our bodies and the mattress.
There was no noticeable heat buildup or stickiness that is a common complaint with many memory foam mattresses historically.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
Sinkage is very dependent on weight, which is something we preach regularly. Many memory foam and hybrid mattresses suffer from sinkage while sitting near the edge but less so when lying down, and as mentioned previously, with my heavier weight I tend to experience this problem quite a bit.
As a couple who tests mattresses every night pretty much, we have a common complaint with mattresses that cause sinkage which makes Kaye “roll into me” during the night due to my heavier weight.
Thankfully, the nice thick construction of the Freedom Sleep mattress prevented this from occurring with us, which is rather impressive given the affordable price of the mattress. Even more expensive mattresses cause this to happen with us, which is something we don’t like at all.
When sitting up in the bed, my weight did not cause me to compress to the bottom of the bed through the the support layers which was very encouraging. Given that I am a large individual (230lbs.) that can happen quite often, and many competing mattresses can’t handle this weight and don’t deliver the same results.
Kaye did not experience much sinkage with her lighter weight, and again did not sink towards me during sleep either which is quite impressive.
As for motion transfer, Kaye and I experienced quite a low amount of motion transfer. There was none of the “bouncing” or “rolling in” to my heavier side which has been a problem with many memory foam mattresses for us.
The responsiveness of the top comfort layer did a good job with focusing movement in a small area and did not transmit motion through the entire bed when one of us got in or out of the bed, which was better than expected.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Freedom Sleep did not have a significant amount of odor or off-gassing when opened, just about average for a foam compressed mattress. Any odor that was present dissipated within 24 hours, which is normal for beds that are wrapped in plastic and compressed and boxed for shipment.
Freedom Sleep provides many of the same type customer service aspects as many other online “Bed in A Box” mattress retailers. This includes:
- 100 Night Sleep trial
- Free Shipping – ships fast usually within 24 hours
- 10 Year Warranty
- Made in the USA
- Discount – $50 off using MFT coupon and clicking here to buy: Freedom Sleep
The Freedom Sleep mattress is priced VERY well given the quality it delivers. At $599 for a queen (or $549 using our MFT coupon), it is much better priced than similar mattresses in its category.
The Freedom Sleep mattress does a great job at providing a universal comfort mattress at a low price with quality materials compared to similar mattresses in the space.
The Freedom Sleep is proudly made in America and uses very high quality materials including Avena latex foam and gel-infused memory foam which delivers a comfortable and supportive night sleep at a very good value compared to most mattresses on the market today.
The 10″ mattress provides great comfort and support and is a great choice for couples such as us with rather unequal weight distribution. We experienced a low degree of sinkage and motion transfer when sleeping together which is important for couples and especially ones with a big difference in weight.
All in all, the Freedom Sleep mattress is a well designed mattress built entirely in the USA with quality materials at a great price. This mattress is very impressive and given the level of quality is something we often see with mattresses costing much more than the $599 price tag for a queen.
We hope this review of the Freedom Sleep mattress helps you out in your next purchase of a new mattress!