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Freedom Sleep Mattress Review (2019)

Last updated on July 9, 2019

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The Freedom Sleep mattress is an all-foam bed that's made in Wisconsin and sold online. Is it right for you?

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Note: The manufacturer of the Freedom Sleep mattress says that it's made "By Americans for Americans." Indeed, the Freedom Sleep is made in Wisconsin. It's an all-foam mattress sold for a low price. How does it measure up in our tests?

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, check out our full Freedom Sleep mattress video review above.

Table of Contents

Nobody does more in-depth mattress reviews than GoodBed — which means there's a lot of information here! Use the links in this table of contents to quickly jump to the sections of this review that interest you most.

Summary Overview of GoodBed's findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & Construction Mattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel Ratings Softness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief Ratings By sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature Ratings Motion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & Longevity Cost, Discounts, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom Line Who is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is the Freedom Sleep a Good Mattress?

The Freedom Sleep mattress is a 10”, four-layer bed made mainly of polyurethane foams, with the second topmost layer being about 1.5" of gel memory foam. The top layer is "Avena" foam, which is similar to synthetic latex. The mattress is enclosed in a tight but stretchy cover that comes in your chose of gray/white or red, white, and blue.

In our evaluations, we found the Freedom Sleep mattress to have a Medium softness level. Interestingly, the mattress felt firmer on the surface, due to a 2" layer of Avena latex-like foam that firmer than the second memory foam layer. Once we laid on the bed, however, we settled into the softness of that second layer. Overall, we felt the mattress was "Medium" in terms of our softness scale.

The Freedom Sleep bed comes in just one version; there's no choosing between different softness levels. In the judgement of our 200-lb. tester, the mattress would be a good match for most back sleepers, regardless of weight. Things were murkier for stomach and side sleeping. Both were just adequate for our tester. For heavier stomach sleepers, we felt the mattress would not be firm enough to support hips, introducing some over-arching in the spine (which can lead to back pain). And for side sleepers, especially those heavier than our tester, we felt that the very firm support layer was preventing the best pressure relief.

The mattress displayed a number of characteristics typical of many all-foam mattresses GoodBed has reviewed, including mediocre edge support but very good motion isolation (important if you are sensitive to being awakened by movements on other parts of the bed). And as with many foam mattresses, we doubted it would be the best choice for those who "sleep hot" or are concerned about overheating on an all-foam mattress.

But the price is right; at the time of our review a queen-size Freedom Sleep mattress retailed for $599.

In our view, the Freedom Sleep website comes up short compared to other online mattress companies, with few insights into the mattress's materials or specifications, and few details about the company's warranty policy. But if you're not looking for anything flashy, and value price over innovation, the Freedom Sleep mattress is a good choice for back sleepers in particular.

The Freedom Sleep bed is available directly from the company, ships for free, and comes with a 100-night trial and free returns (with pickup) -- policies that match most of the mattress competition.

Read on for our detailed report and be sure to check out the video to see this mattress in action as we put it through our tests. You can always visit the company's website for more on the Freedom Sleep bed.

Bottom Line: Who is the Best Match for a Freedom Sleep Mattress?

BEST if you:

  • Are primarily a back sleeper
  • Are easily disturbed by a partner's movements
  • Like a blend of floating on top of a mattress and sinking into it
  • Want a budget-friendly option

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Are a heavier side or stomach sleeper (over about 200 lbs.)
  • Need the best edge support
  • Have issues with 'sleeping hot'
  • Prefer a mattress with some bounce


Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter of your personal preference.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
5 Medium
Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
6 Slightly deeper than average
Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
6 A little memory feel, no bounce

 

Back Support (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here's what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 8 8
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 8 8
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 7 7
Heavier >250 lb 9 6 6

 

Pressure Relief (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper's weight and body shape. Here's how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 7 6
Average 150 to 200 lb 7 6
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 6 5
Heavier >250 lb 5 5

 

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely on your personal priorities.

Motion Isolation 9 Very good
Stays 'Cool' 5 Average for a foam mattress
Edge Support 6 Average among foam mattresses
Ease of Repositioning 7 Good
Green Features 5  Does have some safety certifications
Adjustable Base Compatibility 7 Good compatibility
Overall Value 8 Very good value

Key Facts

Mattress Type

All Foam

Price (Queen)

$599

Delivery

Free delivery

Return Policy

100-day trial, full refund and pickup

Warranty

10 years                     

Country of Manufacture

United States

Thickness

10 inches

Weight (Queen)

Not specified

 

Materials & Construction

What's in a Freedom Sleep Mattress?

Overall, we classify the Freedom Sleep mattress as an "All Foam" construction type. It is a 10″ thick mattress comprised of 4 layers (listed below from top to bottom):

  • 2" Avena foam, 3.6-lb. density
  • 1.5" memory foam, 4-lb. density
  • 1.5" polyurethane foam transition layer, 1.5-lb. density
  • 5" polyurethane foam support layer, 1.8-lb. density

The Freedom Sleep mattress is made of four foam layers stacked together. All of the foams are polyurethane-based; the top layer is "Avena" foam, which is made to have qualities similar to latex; the second layer is 1.5" of gel-infused memory foam. We found the firmness of the foams to be interesting. We typically see a progression of softest to firmest from top to bottom. In the case of the Freedom Sleep bed, however, the softest foam layer is the second memory foam layer.

The top two layers are what we consider premium comfort materials, and both are higher than average foam densities, an indication of better durability and quality. Most of the softness aspects of the Freedom Sleep bed come from those top two comfort layers of foam. The lower 5" layer of support is indeed very firm, in fact we called it rock hard, something that will come up again in our evaluation of pressure relief and adjustable bed compatibility further in this review.

Cover

The four layers of the Freedom Sleep mattress are wrapped in a very sturdy feeling cover that's quite tightly stretched over the bed. The fabric itself does have some stretch to it. Upon ordering, you can choose from a white top with gray fabric on the sides, or the same white top with navy blue side panels and red cording trim (shown above).  Both tops have a pretty floral quilting pattern.

 

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely by your personal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness ( what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

We classify the Freedom Sleep as a Medium mattress. There's a slightly firm push-back when you first sit on the bed, then the weight of your body activates the softer memory foam layer.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
5 Medium

 

Cushioning Depth ( what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed. On the Freedom Sleep bed, we felt cushioning to be just a little deeper than average, so if you like that sinking-into-the-bed feeling, you may like this one. At the same time, there's plenty of support in the lower layers of the mattress, so you don't feel you're stuck in a hole or sinking into quicksand.

We measure cushioning depth with our 16-lb. bowling ball, and you can compare images from each of our mattress reviews to see differnces.

Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
6 Slightly deeper than average


 

Responsiveness ( what’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

While the Freedom Sleep mattress does have a small 1.5” layer of memory foam (the second layer of the mattress), it really does not have much of that recognizable memory-foam feel, where after compressed, your hand print takes several seconds to disappear (some describe this as a slow, melting into the mattress feeling). Rather, the Freedom Sleep bed is fairly quick responding; not as quick as an innerspring mattress might be, but definitely a lot faster than a mattress with slower responding memory foam, or even just more than an inch and a half of it.

This also translates to bounce, which we test in two ways. When we dropped our 16-lb. bowling ball in the mattress, it bounced slightly. However, when our tester dropped his weight onto the bed, he did not bounce at all. 

Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
6 A little memory feel, no bounce

 

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular, spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

In our evaluations, the Freedom Sleep mattresses afforded very good back support and spinal alignment, particularly for back and lighter stomach sleepers. We did have some concerns, however for side sleeping; our tester felt adequately supported, but felt the beginnings of some joint pain in the shoulders. For occasional side sleepers, especially those lighter than our 200-lb. tester, may be just fine, but we would have concerns for heavier individuals.

 

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it's in when you're standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the original Freedom Sleep mattress:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 8 8
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 8 8
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 7 7
Heavier >250 lb 9 6 6

 

Back Sleepers:

While our tester was on his back, he noted that his hips sank just deeply enough to create a perfectly neutral spine, while he felt the mattress did a nice job reaching up to support his lumbar curve. We feel that sleepers of a wide weight range would have a similar experience, and we did not have concerns that heavier sleepers might not be supported enough.

Side Sleepers:

From a back-support perspective, our tester felt that his spine was well-aligned in the side-sleeping position, and he felt the mattress would suit a wide variety of side sleepers of his size and smaller, especially those who sleep only occasionally on their sides. However, for predominant side sleepers and heavier side sleepers, we questioned whether the three inches of softer top foam was enough cushioning, especially when it comes to pressure relief (see below).

Stomach Sleepers:

Achieving good spinal alignment for stomach sleepers can often be trickier as the hips can tend to sink down too far with some mattresses. Our 200-lb. tester felt fine in this position, with good spinal alignment. He felt the Freedom Sleep would work well for stomach sleepers his weight and lighter, and even a little heavier. Heavier stomach sleepers (250+ lbs.) might have trouble with hips sinking too far, creating some over-arching in the back.

 

Pressure Relief

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that's the position in which your body's weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress for your needs, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here's how we sized up the pressure relief of the original Freedom Sleep the mattress:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 7 6
Average 150 to 200 lb 7 6
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 6 5
Heavier >250 lb 5 5

 

While our tester felt that spinal alignment was good while side sleeping, he questioned pressure relief. Even after a short period, he felt some sensitivity in his shoulders. Even though the mattress has 3 inches of fairly soft foam on top, the support foam underneath is very hard, and we think that's why our tester was starting to feel some pressure-point issues.

For those lighter than our tester, pressure relief may be adequate, but for those heavier than his 200 lbs., we did question whether pressure relief would be an issue. The same goes for curvier people -- people with broad shoulders, for example.

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattress can be better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter of your own personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

 

Motion Isolation ( what’s this )

With a bowling pin standing upright on the Freedom Sleep bed, we tested motion isolation by dropping a 16-lb. bowling ball on it, as well as the whole weight of our 200-lb. tester.

In the bowling ball test, the bowling pin wiggled but didn’t fall. And when our tester dropped his entire weight onto the Freedom Sleep bed, we observed the same result.

We felt that the Freedom Sleep bed would be a good choice for couples who don’t want to feel their partner getting in and out of bed.

Motion Isolation Rating 9 /10 Very good

 

Temperature ( what’s this )

Foam mattresses do not have a great reputation when it comes to keeping you cool at night. If you have experienced overheating or sleeping hot on other beds, then foam beds in general may not be the best choice.

The Freedom Sleep bed does have some gel flecks in its memory foam (gel is a known conductor of heat) but that memory foam layer is not at the top of the mattress.

Stays 'Cool' Rating 5 /10 Average for foam

 

Edge Support ( what’s this )

Foam mattresses aren’t typically very supportive along the very edge of the mattress—important if you like to sit on the edge of the bed, or if you tend to sleep along the edge. With the Freedom Sleep mattress, our tester did experience a substantial amount of dip when sitting on the edge of the mattress, but he did feel stable.

When laying on the very edge of the mattress, however, our tester felt his body starting to lean off the edge. Overall, if you spend a lot of your sleep time right on the edge of the bed, other mattresses might be a better fit.

Edge Support Rating 6 /10 Average among foam mattresses

 

Ease of Repositioning ( what’s this )

Beds with deeper cushioning and memory foam can sometimes inhibit ease of movement. If you don't have an issue or condition that makes movement difficult, we don't think you'll have any issues with the Freedom Sleep bed. If you do, however, we did notice that changing sleeping positions is slightly more difficult due to the deeper cushioning of this bed.

Repositioning Rating 7 /10 Good

 

Green Features ( what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe. 

In the case of the Freedom Sleep mattress, the company makes no claims about the use of natural materials, however all of the foams used are certified to the CertiPUR-US standard, which verifies that a material has low VOC off-gassing as well as a lack of chemicals and other substances regulated by the CPSC.

Green Rating 5 /10 Not “natural” but has some safety certifications

 

Adjustable Base Compatibility ( what’s this )

We tested the Freedom Sleep mattress on top of our adjustable frame. When we perform this test, we're looking for anything that might harm the mattress, and looking for anything weird -- bulging, bunching, or issues with conformity.

Using the Freedom Sleep mattress on an adjustable base is perfectly safe for the bed. But we did notice that it did not conform very well to the base (see photo below). While it's normal for beds to pop up a bit when it's in the "up" position with no weight in it, the Freedom Sleep bed was stiffer than most, likely because of that block of very firm support foam.

It's likely that the bed will soften and break in over time.

Adjustable Base Compatibility 7/10 Good compatibility

 

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does a Freedom Sleep Mattress Cost?

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers. 

Size Dimensions Mattress GoodBed Discount?
Twin 39" x 75" x 10" $349 Yes
Twin XL 39" x 80" x 10"  $399 Yes
Full (Double) 54" x 75" x 10" $499 Yes
Queen 60" x 80" x 10" $599 Yes
King 76" x 80" x 10" $799 Yes
California King 72" x 84" x 10" $849 Yes

 

What Are You Getting?

The Freedom Sleep is a 10-inch mattress made of polyurethane foam with varying densities, along with a 1.5” layer of gel-infused memory foam sandwiched as the second layer. The topmost layer is Avena foam, a polyurethane foam made to mimic the properties of latex. As you might guess from the name, the bed is made entirely in the United States (in Wisconsin). It's available with a gray and white cover, or in red, white, and blue.

 

How Long Will the Freedom Sleep Mattress Last?

When it comes to estimating the comfort lifespan of a mattress, we tend to use foam density as our best, albeit imperfect, predictor of how long a foam will retain its shape and resiliency. In the case of the Freedom Sleep mattress, the top two foam layers are of 3.6 lb. and 4 lb. densities -- that's above average, especially for a mattress in this price range. The lower support foam is a 1.8 lb. density block, and that's pretty standard for a foam mattress. If there's any weak leak, it might be the 1.5-lb. transition foam in the middle, but there's only 1.5" of it sandwiched between the comfort foams and the support core.

 

Overall Value

Pricing for the queen size Freedom Sleep mattress is currently $599 before any GoodBed discounts. We think that's a good value, especially considering the higher than average quality of the premium comfort foams at the top of the mattress. It certainly compares well to similar mattresses like the Casper bed, which has similar construction and materials yet costs a couple hundred dollars more.

Value Rating 8 /10 Very good value

 

Other Factors to Consider

Delivery

  • Free delivery 

Freedom Sleep includes free delivery within the lower 48 states, which is not particularly unusual among its competitors. It ships to your door via common carrier.

 

Returns

  • 100-day trial period
  • Full refund, including free pickup within trial period

Freedom Sleep offers buyers a 100-day trial period. Returns within the trial period are free, with pickup of the mattress included. The company does require that you keep the mattress for at least 30 days before initiating a return.

 

Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 10 years
  • Indentation Coverage: Unknown

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions—the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties typically contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for foam mattresses is 1". However, Freedom Sleep doesn't provide an online copy of the warranty on its website, so body impression coverage is unknown.

Bottom Line: Is the Freedom Sleep Mattress Right for You?

The Freedom Sleep mattress is a solid value in an all foam-bed. Here’s who we think the mattress is best for, based on our evaluations:

BEST if you:

  • Are primarily a back sleeper
  • Are easily disturbed by a partner's movements
  • Like a blend of floating on top of a mattress and sinking into it
  • Want a budget-friendly option

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Are a heavier side or stomach sleeper (over about 200 lbs.)
  • Need the best edge support
  • Have issues with 'sleeping hot'
  • Prefer a mattress with some bounce


Is the Freedom Sleep bed right for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz to find mattresses that fit your needs, based on your preferences and price range. 

Looking for more on the Freedom Sleep mattress? Visit FreedomSleep.com.

 

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