How does Eve’s sleep trial compare to rivals, and do you really need to test a mattress out for a year to be sure it’ll keep you sleeping like a baby?

Bed-in-a-box brand Eve Sleep has increased it’s sleep trial offer from 100 nights to a full year, beginning from the day your mattress is delivered. This makes it one of the longest sleep trials available on the mattress market, matching the 365-day trial already offered with Nectar (and sister company Dreamcloud) mattresses. It’s getting on for twice as long as the next longest from Simba and Emma mattresses, both of which give you a 200-night sleep trial. Unlike mattress warranties, which only cover faults, mattress sleep trials let you return a mattress within the trial period if you simply don’t like sleeping on it. But not all sleep trials are the same, and some have strings attached. Find out more below and compare sleep trials from some of the longest on offer. And, if you’re in need of a new mattress, we’ve outlined the key features of the most popular mattresses from top brands.

What is a mattress sleep trial?

Sleep-trials, commonly offered by online-only, by bed-in-a-box mattress brands, allow you to trial a mattress to see if it is the right one for you. If you don’t like it, you can return it within the specified trial period. This can be perfect if you want to try a different type of mattress but aren’t certain it’ll be right for you. Eve Sleep is one of only a handful of brands to offer a trial of a full year, though. Mattress sleep trials from other brands and retailers can start from just 30 days. Eve sleep says: ’We know the best way to know if you love a mattress is to sleep on it. Literally. So we’ve extended our trial period to 1 year. That’s 365 nights of dreamy sleep and 365 days of better mornings on your new eve mattress. ‘And if you don’t like the one you’ve chosen then no biggie. We’ll arrange to pick it up from your bedroom for free and you’ll get a refund. It’s hassle free and couldn’t be easier.’

Do you really need a year-long trial?

You might assume that a full year is far longer than you need to work out if a mattress is right for you. And in some cases, it may be obvious far sooner than this that a mattress is just not cutting it. But extra-long trial periods do have a couple of advantages: They let you try out a mattress across all seasons of a year. You may find, for example, that a mattress which feels cosy in winter becomes uncomfortably hot for you in the summer. A long trial also gives you time to adjust to a new type of mattress, particularly important if you’re switching from springs to foam. If you suffer with back pain, or a sore back, for example, it could take quite a while to adjust to a new mattress, so a lengthy trial can help see if it’s better for your back.


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