Buying a new mattress is never easy. You want to get the most for your money and also find a mattress that suits all your needs. The easiest way to do this is by comparing mattresses. This will make finding the best mattress for you much easier, especially when buying the mattress online!
- Mattress Feel: Medium Firm
- Warranty:10 years manufacturer warranty
- Shipping: Direct from factory/ warehouse Delivered in a roll pack box.
- Cover Material: Premium quality, high GSM spun polyester fabric
- Cover Type: Removable zippered external cover for easy wash
- Mattress Material: High Resilience Foam, Memory Foam, Open Cell CoolnFit Foam, Transition Foam
- Mattress Usability: Recommended white surface for maximum benefit. But usable on both sides.
- Mattress Thickness: If even one of the sleepers weighs over 80kg, then you require a mattress thickness of 8 inches (20.32 cm)
If even one of the sleepers weighs under 80kg, then you require a mattress thickness of 6 inches (15.24 cm)
The Orthopedic Memory Foam Mattress or simply Ortho Mattress can potentially provide true comfort and spine support:
- The mattress is recommended for use on the white side, for realizing the benefits from the CoolFit foam as well as the memory foam layer. It can be used on both sides, although the grey side would provide a much firmer feeling
- The mattress comes with 2 covers; an inner cover permanently fixed to the mattress. An outer cover which is removable and washable to maintain hygiene
- The mattress adapts to the sleeper’s body. It takes the shape of your body providing uniform support throughout. That’s why we call them Orthopedic Memory Foam mattresses. They also help distribute the body weight uniformly across it, ensuring no blood clots and restlessness. By realigning your spine, neck and hips, this can effectively correct a poor sleeping posture
- Given the optimal construction, these mattresses ensure that there is no motion transfer so that one person’s tossing and turning does not interrupt the other person’s sleep on the same mattress
- Spring mattresses have metal springs inside them, which end up squeaking and creaking after a few years of usage. Further, they may not provide effective bodyweight distribution like a good foam mattress. In fact, if you notice any spring mattress, the top layer on top of the springs is made of memory foam or foam for comfort
- The high-density foam makes the mattress sturdy and durable for years
- Adulteration free, high purity foam ensures that all the benefits described will last for a long time
The design journey:
As with us, the journey always starts with hundreds of customers’ home visits, thousands of phone calls and several hours of exploring consumer insights. Armed with this data, we dug deeper into the interests, sleeping patterns and requirements of an average Indian. We took a step further and approached the R&D as a consumer-led problem, rather than merely making it a lab experiment. This is especially relevant since whether you like a mattress or not is driven by personal experiences.
Knowing the exact pain points and being aware of the need for enhanced comfort, we arrived at this unique design with four different layers:
- The open cell CoolFit foam at the top keeps you cool by having an open cell structure to let air pass through at all times.
- The memory foam leads to the removal of pressure points by contouring and assuming the shape of the body.
- The zonal support transition layer ensures that the heaviest part of the body gets more firmness for greater support. The softer part provides adequate support to the lighter parts of the body. Together, they work towards keeping the spine in alignment.
- The base foam provides firm support to the overall mattress construction.
Wakefit ‘Orthopaedic Memory Foam’ Review
Right, we have a confession to make upfront – we were rooting for Wakefit. We wanted it to stay as close to the top of our ranking as possible. In just two years, they have truly taken over the newfangled online mattress market and we were all too ready to buy into the hype. But we have had to rewrite our Wakefit ‘Orthopaedic Memory Foam’ mattress review after testing, which in our eyes is now is the only mattress that truly deserves our coveted best mattress title – the Emma Original, as – and it pains us to say this – it simply cannot hold a candle to the competition. We were so willing to suspend all of our reason and rationality to believe that the company – that in its first round of funding raked in Rs 65 crore for 31 per cent stake to buy basic machinery to prop up its hugely inadequate R&D and innovation capabilities – could give behemoths like Emma a bloody nose, but alas, we did not get what we wanted, as even after over 15 different iterations of the same mattress, it is still very much ‘a work in progress’. Its makers, we would like to believe, will be able to up their game and produce the mattress that could really give the Emma Original a run for its money but as of now, its just ‘good enough at this price point’.
What are the layers in Wakefit ‘Orthopaedic Memory Foam’?
The Wakefit Orthopaedic Memory Foam mattress constitutes three different layers –
Cold foam – Standard affair here, though the placement of the cool layer is interesting, it’s there to do a job, and what a job it is given how roasting things get in the Indian summers. Though the amount of cool foam or the width of the cool foam layer did raise a few eyebrows in the office as they have used it quite sparingly.
Next-generation memory foam – We’re not quite sure what next-generation translates to as it looks like a standard affair. I guess we’ll take their word for it as there have been so many different iterations/evolutions of the mattress in the past two years, so it is new in that sense.
High resiliency foam – Does what it says on the tin, provides a firm base for the mattress and makes up well over 80% of the mattress’ mass.
Also we would like to add – you cannot access or even see the layers unless you rip the cover off and it is easy to see why – as you can see in the image below, the less said about the build quality the better, it’s simply not good enough
How did it arrive?
But to begin with, we had to order another mattress as the earlier test unit was somehow missing and its absence was unaccounted for (it might’ve gotten its feelings hurt after it slid further down our ranking and ran away). So, we had to buy a new one but luckily for us, the biggest USP for the Wakefit Orthopaedic Memory Foam mattress is its price! We have to give Wakefit the benefit of doubt as our earlier experience was much better than this one as this mattress box arrived in an abysmal state – the box looked like as though it had been dropped by the lorry it was being transported in and then ran over by the same lorry – yes it was that bad. We asked the delivery person about the state of the box and of course, we couldn’t coax an explanation out of him. But thankfully, the mattress itself was perfectly fine – it felt as though the mattress didn’t belong in that box. Carrying it was also a breeze, but we did ditch that box outside the entrance.
First few sleep tests
Granted those were not the nicest, most agreeable days of the year – the outside temperature hovered around 35-40 degrees Celsius on most days but we still came away with having a mostly positive experience when it came to temperature control. The R&D team at Wakefit was not simply being ‘creative’ with the unorthodox placement of the cold foam – it does a decent job but the trade-off in body alignment is something that, given the choice, we definitely would not have settled for.
Next few nights – testing motion transfer
To judge how the Wakefit Orthopaedic coped with motion transfer, our team members brought in their partners and were instructed to do whatever they could to bounce their partners off the bed. Upshot – the Wakefit Orthopaedic finally found its real forte!
Our tester did everything with exaggerated effort – rolling around while the other slept, got in and out of the bed as violently as they could – none of them reported enough reverberations from their partners’ movements that interrupted their sleep. Here are a couple of tests we filmed during the day to test just how well the Wakefit Orthopaedic absorbs the most unnecessarily forceful movements that anyone can make in bed – jumping on it as though their life depended on it.
As you can see, our overly spry tester could not knock over the bottle or the book from our other testers’ head.
How firm is it?
Perhaps the one major grievance that memory foam manufacturers are bound to hear about from Indian customers is firmness. So, we tried to make the tests as exhaustive as we could. And we thought Wakefit, with its entirely Indian origin, would err on the side of caution and would shy away from making their mattress “cushy”. Don’t get us wrong, we would still rate its firmness more towards medium than soft, but we expected it to be somewhere between medium and hard.
To get a balanced take on the firmness, we brought back our old friends (four male, five females, ranging from 45 to 102 kgs in weight) and made them have a lie-down. Then they all rated the level of firmness from 1 to 10, with 1 being overly soft and 10 being the hardest mattress they have ever come across. We were mildly bemused with the results – as over half of our testers gave it a less than 5 rating.