Nest Bedding’s Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress uses both titanium-infused foam and individually pocketed coils for a supportive mattress that does not sacrifice contour and comfort. The bed is available in several different firmness options, including soft, medium, and firm. In the king and California king size, Nest offers internal split options where the mattress is built with two distinct feels on either half of the same side of the mattress, which is beneficial for couples who have different firmness needs. It also offers temperature regulating fabrics, making it a great choice for hot sleepers.
Nest offers six different adult mattresses: the Alexander Signature Hybrid, Nest’s best selling hybrid model; the Alexander Signature Series Flippable, a flippable all-foam model; the Love & Sleep, a budget-friendly all-foam mattress; the Natural and Certified Organic Hybrid Latex models, high-end latex hybrid mattresses; and the All Latex, an entirely latex option.
Nest Bedding Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid||Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series Flippable||Nest Bedding All Latex Mattress|
|Firmness||Soft (3), Medium (5), or Firm (7).||Medium (5), Firm (7).||Medium (5), Firm (7)|
Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Review: Our Verdict
The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is a great choice for many sleepers and is Nest’s bestseller. It is 13.5 inches thick, which puts it on the higher-profile side. The three firmness options available are soft (3), medium (5), and firm (7), scored on a 10-point firmness scale with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest. As a bed in a box company, Nest can offer the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress for online shopping and home delivery, but it is also available in showrooms.
For couples with differing sleep styles, this mattress is also offered in split firmness (for king and California King size), making it a customizable sleep experience that can meet the needs of both sleepers. Couples can choose from medium/firm, medium/soft, and firm/soft combinations.It is made in the U.S. and has a zipper opening that allows for changing the comfort layer. This unique feature allows for swapping the comfort layer to find the desired firmness or changing it later on to extend the life of the mattress. Those looking for a model made with more natural materials may prefer Nest’s All Latex or the Certified Organic Hybrid Latex mattress.
This mattress is competitively priced for its quality but may be a bit more than some sleepers would like to spend. Those who really want to sink into their mattress may prefer this mattress in its softest option.
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How Much Is the Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress?
For a bed in a box hybrid mattress, the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is competitively priced. Nest is one of the only online companies to offer split firmness. This customization does not cost extra, so this mattress may be a better value for sleepers looking for that option in particular.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10”||55 lbs.||$949|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||60 lbs.||$1,099|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||85 lbs.||$1,299|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||105 lbs.||$1,499|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||125 lbs.||$1,699|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||125 lbs.||$1,699|
How Does the Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Feel?
This mattress has a plush, contouring initial feel with increasing support as the layers continue. The soft top layer conforms to the body while the lower foam and coil layers create a supportive cradle that encourages proper spinal alignment. As it comes in three firmness options, the sleeper can choose between soft, medium, or firm for their sleep experience. The soft option allows the sleeper to sink deeper into the mattress, while the medium is more supportive and the firm option offers minimal contouring and strong support. The sleepers’ preferred sleep position can help determine which firmness level is best for them.
What Is the Alexander Signature Hybrid Made of?
Every mattress is composed of a cover, comfort layers, and a support core. This mattress is made with a phase change material cover, several layers of comfort foam, and a coil core. It is manufactured in Nest’s factory in Phoenix, Arizona.
The cover is made with a quilted Thermic Phase Change fabric. This material is designed to allow for proper airflow and temperature comfort.
This mattress has several comfort layers of specialized foam, beginning with .4 inches of memory foam for contouring. This memory foam is gel-infused, which is intended to help dissipate heat. Next is 3 inches of TitanChill Endurance Foam, followed by 1 inch of transitional polyfoam. TitanChill Endurance Foam is a proprietary foam designed to allow for airflow while providing supportive contouring and quick response to the sleeper’s change in position.
For the support core, the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress uses 8 inches of Superior Edge individually pocketed coils followed by a 1 inch layer of base polyfoam. This creates stability as well as longevity. The support core also helps with motion isolation, as the coils are able to depress individually under weight, and allows for airflow through the mattress, helping with temperature neutrality.
Does It Isolate Motion?
Nest’s Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is very good at motion isolation. This is important for restless sleepers or those who get up occasionally in the night who sleep with a partner, as it minimizes the effect on the partner’s sleep. The foam layers absorb most motion, creating a stable sleep experience, while the pocketed support coils are able to move individually, allowing for less motion transfer.
Does It Sleep Cool?
Rating: 2/5 (Soft), 3/5 (Medium, Firm)
Foam is not typically the most breathable mattress material, but the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid has a few features that help combat this tendency. Its use of Thermic Phase Change material in the cover helps with an initial surface-level coolness.. This mattress also features individually pocketed support coils, allowing for more air to flow through the mattress. The medium and firm options sleep cooler than the soft version because the firmer comfort options do not allow the sleeper to sink in as much, allowing for more surface airflow.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
Rating: 2/5 (Soft), 3/5 (Medium, Firm)
Thanks to the individually wrapped coil support core, edge sagging is minimized, though not eliminated, in the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress. It has good reinforcement and overall performance in this category. The medium and firm options will have less edge sagging than the soft due to the higher density of the comfort foams.
Is It Good for Sex?
Rating: 2/5 (Soft), 3/5 (Medium, Firm)
The medium and firm options of this mattress offer the bounciness most couples prefer for intimacy. This effect is less noticeable on the soft version, however.. The soft option allows more sinking in, which could inhibit motion and the lack of edge support may prevent couples from using the sides of the mattress. As the coils age they could produce creaking sounds, which may make sex less discreet.
What About Off-Gassing?
Off-gassing is the release of gasses from the mattress, often creating an odor that fades over time. At Nest, all foams are aired out in the factory in order to minimize this. This is true for all three firmness levels. The coil layer also aids in airing out the mattress.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Best for?
This mattress has benefits for all sleep positions, which can be maximized by choosing the right firmness option. Each sleep position has different requirements for reaching proper spinal alignment and pressure relief, which we will look at here.
Side Sleepers: Those who prefer sleeping on their sides who are under 130 pounds will likely prefer the cushioning of the soft or medium firmness options, while those between 130 and 230 pounds are likely to receive better support from the medium or firm options. Side sleepers over 230 pounds will likely appreciate the full support of the firm option.
Combination Sleepers: Those who move from one sleep position to another during their sleep will likely prefer the firm option. The firm option ranges from good to excellent for all sleep positions for those over 130 pounds. This option also offers more motion isolation due to the firmer foam layers. For combination sleepers under 130 pounds either the soft or the medium option would be more comfortable.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers under 130 pounds will prefer the soft option, while those between 130 and 230 pounds will get adequate support from the medium or the firm, and those over 230 pounds tend to prefer the firm.
Stomach Sleepers: Those who sleep on their stomach will likely find the firm option to be the best for them. The support of the firm option keeps the spine aligned without sagging. Stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, however, will find the right balance of contouring and support on the medium option.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress' Performance?
Body weight impacts how much pressure is exerted on the mattress. This pressure combined with the firmness of the mattress affects the overall comfort of the sleeper. For the Alexander Signature Hybrid, most sleepers under 130 pounds will find the soft option very comfortable. Those under 130 pounds will not sink in to a mattress as much and often find that firmer options lead to pressure buildup in areas such as the hips and shoulders.
Side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds will find the medium and firm options comfortable, while stomach sleepers in this range will appreciate the additional support of the firm model. . All sleepers over 230 pounds will likely prefer the firm option, since it offers the most support.
Is It Good for Couples?
The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is excellent for couples. It has good motion isolation, particularly in the medium and firm options due to denser foam comfort layers. The coils aid in motion isolation due to their ability to move individually. It also has good edge support in the medium and firm options. In the king and California king size this mattress comes in split interior firmness options, making it possible to customize for each sleeper’s perfect experience, which can be helpful for couples with differing firmness preferences.
Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||Nest ships the Alexander to anywhere in the U.S.It is available to purchase on their website and in stores.|
|Shipping||This mattress is shipped wrapped in layers of plastic and secured in a reinforced box. Because each mattress is made to order, it will take up to a few weeks for it to be made and then shipped. Firmness layers are shipped separately for kKing and California King sizes, so some assembly may be required.
Shipping is free to any customers in the continental U.S., but shipping rates may apply to shipments to Alaska and Hawaii.
|Additional Services||-Nest does not offer White Glove delivery.
-Nest does not offer old mattress removal.
|Sleep Trial||There is a 100 night sleep trial available, beginning on the date the mattress is received. This is available for one mattress per one customer in one calendar year.A full refund or exchange is available during the 100-night sleep trial.|
|Warranty||Nest offers a limited warranty from defects for the lifetime of the product.|