I Finally Know What It Means to Sleep Through the Night, Thanks to This Fan-Favorite Mattress (AKA My Sleep Fairy Godmother)

serta perfect sleeper mattress review
Paula Boudes

I truly never understood (and still don’t, for the record) how people can tuck themselves into bed at night, fall asleep within mere minutes, enjoy a full night of peaceful slumber and wake up feeling refreshed. I don’t understand this odd phenomenon because I’m what you’d call a “bad sleeper.” It can sometimes take me hours to fall asleep, my body temperature fluctuates, I endlessly toss and turn, and then poof! It’s time to start the day.

Fortunately for me, I’m also not a person who requires eight hours of shut-eye to properly function. But does that mean I should simply give up my quest to become a good sleeper? Oh no, dear reader. I’ve been on a mission to go over to the good side and I swear by the sleep gods—it’ll happen. Enter my sleep fairy godmother or, as it’s known by its fans, the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress.

Let’s dive into the details.

Serta has been in the mattress game for nearly 100 years, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about comfort and support. The tried-and-true Perfect Sleeper is just that: a simple solution for a perfect night’s sleep for every kind of sleeper. The new and improved version focuses on consistent and restful sleep. That’s precisely why the individually wrapped coils and contouring memory foam are designed with zoned comfort that offers pressure relief and support where you need it. Not only is the Perfect Sleeper perfect (pun intended) for every type of sleeper, but it’s also great for every space, with sizes ranging from twin to California king. Plus, Serta offers a 120-day in-home trial and a 10-year limited warranty, so they won’t rest until you do.

Here’s what I love about it.

I run extremely hot at night, and I may or may not have on more than one occasion changed my pajamas in the middle of the night (ahem, I have). Anyone else who has experienced night sweats knows how dreadfully uncomfortable it can be and while my body is simply programmed that way, I always opt for products that have cooling properties. The Perfect Sleeper has a cool-to-the-touch cover that really helps take the edge off. Do I still get hot? Of course, but now I don’t wake up because of it.

I’m also what’s classified as a combination sleeper, meaning I shift positions throughout the night from side to back. Luckily, this mattress actually responds to my body as I move around. On the flip side, if you’re someone who sleeps in only one position, Serta has a mattress to complement your needs. Think extra support for back sleepers, extra comfort for side sleepers and sturdy support for stomach sleepers. Pro tip: You can even shop by sleep position to ensure you’re picking the best mattress for you.

Is this mattress worth it?

Yes, yes and yes. I’m a first-time mom and sometimes I think back on those early newborn days when I was beyond the point of exhaustion, and I still couldn’t sleep through the night. Since I’ve switched over to Serta’s Perfect Sleeper mattress, I’ve been able to experience a full night’s sleep and let me tell you, it’s a great feeling. Does this mean I’m now a…good sleeper? Thank you, sleep fairy godmother.


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