Consumer Reports: Beds in a box

Consumer Reports: Beds in a box

Sales of so-called "beds-in-a-box" have nearly quadrupled since 2015. CBS 12 News This Morning Anchor Eric Roby shows us if these mattresses are really worth it in this Consumer Reports.

A bed-in-a-box is Usually a compressed foam mattress, rolled or folded into packaging, delivered to your doorstep. You can order online, with no sales pressure, and your bed comes in about a week.

And if you do want to try before you buy, some popular manufacturers have teamed up with retail stores so you can go in and lie down. For example, Leesa mattresses can be found at West Elm, and Casper mattresses at certain Targets.

Be aware they can weigh from 60 to 140 pounds. So when you open it - place the bundle right on the base first, then simply unwrap it.

Consumer Reports says the mattresses did well with their tests.

"Many of these foam mattresses perform really well and hold top spots in our ratings, which include traditional mattresses," Chris Regan, Consumer Reports Mattress Expert.

The Casper and The Lull mattresses are Consumer Reports Best Buys.

But if you find you and your mattress aren't a love-match, most bed-in-a-box makers offer friendly return policies - some over 100 days - including finding a place to donate the mattress near you. And no, you don't have to smush it back in that box. Eric Roby CBS 12 news.

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