Most sleepers don’t find motion transfer to be a problem on the ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress. When one person rolls over or gets in or out of bed, their movements tend not to travel across the surface of the bed. Motion isolation is most important to sleepers who share a bed with a partner, children, or pets.
The ReST Essential’s materials and construction help isolate motion. Memory foam, which makes up the bed’s comfort layer, conforms to the body and generally absorbs rather than transfers vibrations. Also, the air chamber support core in the ReST Essential doesn’t transfer motion the way a coil or even foam support core might.
ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress Review
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- Side sleepers of any body weight
- Back sleepers, especially those that weigh less than 130 pounds
- Stomach sleepers weighing less than 130
- Sleepers who share a bed with a partner, children, or pets
- Shoppers wanting a more affordable smart bed
- The ReST Original Bed provides more customized support than the ReST Essential, due to the Original’s five air chambers.
- People who tend to sleep hot (and don’t want to upgrade with BedJet) might prefer another ReST bed since both the Original and ReST Bed with Gel Grid are better at maintaining temperature neutrality.
- The ReST Bed with Gel Grid performs better than the ReST Essential when it comes to back and stomach sleepers weighing over 130 pounds.
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The ReST company manufactures three smart mattress models:
- ReST Essential Bed
- ReST Original Bed
- ReST Bed with Gel Grid
All three ReST beds are airbeds with smart-controlled chambers that can automatically adjust to best fit your body and sleep position. This review focuses exclusively on the ReST Essential Smart Bed, the most simple and affordable model that ReST offers.
The ReST Essential Mattress differs from the ReST Original Bed in terms of price and number of air chambers. It contains three air chambers, compared to the ReST Original’s five air chambers. Although both beds provide smart, customized firmness, the ReST Original gives sleepers a more precisely tailored sleeping surface.
The ReST Bed with Gel Grid is the most expensive of the ReST beds. This mattress is similar to the ReST Original, except it contains a top layer of hyper-elastic polymer grid material. This layer is durable and breathable while providing good motion isolation and pressure relief.
We’ll explain the ReST Essential’s materials, construction, and performance to help you decide if it’s the right model for you. Then, we break down the ReST brand’s policies related to the sleep trial, shipping, returns, and warranty.
Please note: at this time, ReST is no longer accepting new mattress orders.
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
Mattresses perform differently for different sleepers. Knowing how the ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress performs for different positions and weight groups can help you determine if it would be a good fit for you.
Across all weight groups, side sleepers rate the ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress highly.
Side sleepers require a mattress that is neither too firm nor too soft, and that balance can be difficult to find. The mattress must allow heavier body parts, like the hips and shoulders, to sink in a bit while still supporting the rest of the body. The ReST Essential’s zoned support core construction and 4-inch conforming memory foam comfort layer work together to provide the balanced support and contouring that side sleepers typically need for spinal alignment and pressure relief.
All our testers who sleep on their backs rate the ReST Essential positively.
Back sleepers find the memory foam comfort layer cradles the body, relieving pressure and providing comfort. The ReST Essential’s air chamber support core provides adequate lumbar support, preventing the hips from sinking into the bed too deeply and arching the lower back. Since the bed’s firmness levels are adjustable, back sleepers of a variety of body weights experience comfort and support on this bed.
Back sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds give it the highest possible rating. Those who weigh over 130 pounds will also likely enjoy good support and contouring, but the ample memory foam comfort layer may allow more sinkage than ideal around their hips, potentially putting slight pressure on the lower back even when using the firmest setting.
Like side and back sleepers, most stomach sleepers find the ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress meets their needs. Stomach sleepers tend to require the firmest support, so the ReST Essential’s adjustable levels make the bed a good match for them. With a firm mattress, stomach sleepers can maintain spinal alignment and avoid lower back strain.
The bed’s zoned support core works in stomach sleepers’ favor. Stomach sleepers often put more pressure on the middle of the bed, particularly around their hips. With zoned support, the ReST Essential can make this area of the bed firmer while keeping the upper and lower zones of the bed softer. As a result, stomach sleepers can experience more even weight distribution for superior pressure relief.
Because of the 4-inch memory foam comfort layer, the ReST may be most appropriate for stomach sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds. The midsections of those who weigh over 130 pounds may dip too deeply into the thick comfort layer, potentially jeopardizing their spinal alignment regardless of the firmness setting.
ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress Review Breakdown
The ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress comprises three main layers: a memory foam comfort layer, a sensor layer that monitors the entire surface of the mattress, and an air chamber support core. These layers combine to make the bed 13 inches thick.
This smart bed houses unique technology that allows it to make real-time firmness adjustments as you sleep. The sensor layer measures and maps pressure across the surface of the mattress. It then transmits this information to an internal pump that adjusts the air in three zoned chambers to increase or decrease the bed’s firmness levels. Sleepers can control the bed from any device through the ReST app.
Sleepers may also choose to adjust their mattress’ firmness setup in other ways. In fact, the ReST Essential has three adjustment options:
- Manual mode: the sleeper manually adjusts each air chamber’s firmness level using the ReST app
- Position mode: the sleeper programs the ReST bed to switch between two pre-set firmness setups when the sleeper changes sleep positions
- Auto mode: the ReST bed uses advanced technology to continually adjust the bed’s firmness levels in response to the pressure the body puts on the bed’s surface
A 4-inch memory foam comfort layer rests on top of the air chambers for close-conforming pressure relief. Gel is infused within the memory foam, which is intended to combat heat retention often associated with the hug of memory foam. A layer of sensors rests underneath to allow the ReST Essential to monitor pressure points.
Removable performance fabric covers the ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress. The nature of the ReST Essential’s construction allows sleepers to easily open the mattress and remove parts if they need replacing. As a result, the bed can feasibly last for decades with only individual components requiring replacement.
Customers may also purchase BedJet technology with their ReST mattress. BedJet is a climate control system that connects to any ReST mattress. Sleepers may program the BedJet to keep the mattress at a specific temperature. An attachment then cools or heats the bed as necessary throughout the night. Sleepers may also assign different temperatures to each side of the bed.
Adjustable: Soft (3) to Firm (7)
The ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress contains a 4-inch memory foam comfort layer, a sensor layer, and a zoned support core made up of three air chambers. The bed connects to an internal air pump, which must be plugged in to adjust the bed’s firmness levels.
Removable Performance Fabric
24″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam Sensor Layer (3 Ply: Polyester/Nylon, Knit Polyester/Nylon with Sensor, Polyester/Nylon)
Adjustable, Zoned Air Chambers
Mattress Prices and Sizing
The ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress sells at a higher price-point than most all-foam and hybrid beds. This price difference comes from differences in materials and construction. The ReST Essential mattress contains advanced technology not found in the vast majority of mattresses. A sensor spans the bed’s surface and transmits information digitally to an internal air pump through its own Wi-Fi signal, which is reflected in its price.
Of the three ReST mattresses, the ReST Essential Smart Bed is the most affordable. The ReST Essential costs less than the ReST Original and ReST Bed with Gel Grid because it contains three air chambers instead of five. As a result, the ReST Essential’s surface isn’t as finely tuned to a sleeper’s body as the surfaces of the other ReST mattresses.
Customers may upgrade the ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress by purchasing BedJet. BedJet is an add-on feature that enables the mattress to auto-adjust the temperature throughout the night in addition to its firmness. Adding BedJet increases the mattress’ cost.
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||13″||N/A||$2,499|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||13″||N/A||$2,999|
|King||76″ x 80″||13″||N/A||$3,199|
|Split-Top King||76″ x 80″||13″||N/A||$3,699|
|Split King||76″ x 80″||13″||N/A||$5,498|
|California King||72″ x 84″||13″||N/A||$3,399|
Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
The ReST Essential Smart Bed Mattress is sold online directly to customers from the ReST website. Customers may also purchase the bed from dozens of mattress stores in the U.S. Most of these stores are located in Midwestern and Western states. The ReST store locator lists all stores selling ReST mattresses.
ReST Essential Smart Beds purchased online may be shipped to the U.S. and Canada.
ReST ships mattresses to the United States and Canada. All U.S. orders qualify for free White Glove delivery, which includes full assembly in a room of your choice. Old mattress removal costs extra.
White Glove delivery is included with standard shipping. The delivery team calls at least 24 hours in advance to set up a specific delivery time. During delivery, a two-man team will bring the mattress, transport it to the correct room, set it up, and clean up the packaging. The entire delivery process takes about 20 minutes.
Customers may also opt to purchase old mattress removal for an additional $99. If you want an old mattress removed, select the old mattress removal option at checkout.
Mattresses purchased through the ReST website come with a 90-day sleep trial. Customers may initiate a return at any point within this trial period by contacting ReST through their website. Returns are free. Customers do not have to pay a restocking fee or return shipping costs. Return policies vary for purchases through third-party retailers.
ReST offers a 10-year warranty on all mattresses. Under the warranty, ReST ships customers any necessary replacement parts at no charge. Since the mattress has a modular design, individual parts may be easily replaced if they prove to be defective. Usually, there is no need to replace an entire mattress.
The ReST warranty only applies to the person who originally purchased the mattress. This warranty is void if the mattress isn’t kept on an appropriate metal bed frame or platform bed as outlined in the warranty. Body impressions of up to 1.5 inches are considered normal wear and are not covered by the warranty. Any damage caused by abuse is also not covered by the warranty. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
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