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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 30 Mar 2016 20:28 #31

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Hi Loiroi,

As the owner of a hybrid that I am in the process of returning, I find myself somewhat surprised that they have already changed the design on what was their newest mattress. When I visited their store, no mention was made of the redesign of any of their mattresses.


Most manufacturers wouldn't "announce" a new design until it had already happened so this wouldn't be in any way unusual. Some people will probably like the new design more and some will probably like it less and there are many different considerations involved in any design change ... including feedback from customers that may "point to" a design change that will lead to a higher percentage of overall satisfaction.

@ zexpress,

honestly the new specs seem more like a website correction as based on the feel of the mattress it much more closely resembles the new specs. I even measured the height of the coils since you can feel them from the side and I got 8" not 6" like the original specs would indicate.


In this case the mattress is actually different from their previous version and isn't just a description correction.

Good to see they are adding better edge support to the regular Alexander line though as that was likely a major factor pushing people to the hybrid in the first place.


The improved edge support in the regular Alexander line comes from a firmer base layer but as far as I know isn't the result of a specific edge support system (such as firmer foam on the outer perimeter of the mattress).

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 01 Apr 2016 12:27 #32

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I'm not sure if I received the old or new specs with my hybrid mattress. I do know that I sleep well on my back but not on my sides, so I am leaning towards a trade-in for a softer mattress after my break-in period.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 01 Apr 2016 12:42 #33

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Hi Scoaste,

I'm not sure if I received the old or new specs with my hybrid mattress.


I think that orders before about March 20th or so would have been the previous version.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 05 Apr 2016 10:26 #34

Is there a thread I missed that went over all the updates to the Nest line? I'd love to see what all is new for the regular Alexander line and Love Beds

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 05 Apr 2016 10:49 #35

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Hi Tetril,

There isn't a forum topic that outlines the specific changes but the new specs are all available either on their site or with a phone call to Nest Bedding.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 10 Apr 2016 08:02 #36

I have the new version of this bed. We received it about a week ago. I researched a bed for us for weeks and landed on the Alexander Hybrid because it seemed to be the perfect compromise for me (side sleeper) and my husband (back sleeper). Not sure if my issues are entirely due to the change in factory and specs. I called and was told that is what happened and why their beds were all redesigned. Anywho... I have the new version and our issues are as follows:

- chemical smell did not go away and i am waking up with headaches each morning (not one to get headaches) and I have all cotton bedding on the bed (zero polyester)
- we've both woken up sweating (like soaked)

The bed did alleviate my sore hips from the pressure points created in our old traditional mattress. I don't feel it is as soft as other reviews, but that could be because they obviously decreased the amount of foam support in the new version. They also decreased the copper foam which may be leading to the extra hot sleeping situation.

Anyone else having these issues?

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 10 Apr 2016 09:30 #37

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Hi Bmoney,

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and experience.

Not sure if my issues are entirely due to the change in factory and specs.


When you change the specs of a mattress then it could be better for some people and worse for others although a redesign of a mattress would usually be intended to increase the percentage of people that would sleep well on the mattress. The only way to know for certain whether one mattress is a better "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) than another one would be based on your own actual experience on both of them.

The bed did alleviate my sore hips from the pressure points created in our old traditional mattress. I don't feel it is as soft as other reviews, but that could be because they obviously decreased the amount of foam support in the new version. They also decreased the copper foam which may be leading to the extra hot sleeping situation.


I would keep in mind that softness (like taste) is very subjective and different people can have very different perceptions of firmness and softness compared to others as well and a mattress that feels firm for one person can feel like "medium" for someone else or even "soft" for someone else (or vice versa) depending on their body type, sleeping style, physiology, their frame of reference based on what they are used to, and their individual sensitivity and perceptions. There are also different types of firmness and softness that different people may be sensitive to that can affect how they "rate" a mattress as well (see post #15 here ) so different people can also have very different opinions on how two mattresses compare in terms of firmness and some people may rate one mattress as being firmer than another and someone else may rate them the other way around. This is all relative and very subjective and is as much an art as a science.

While it's also not possible to quantify the sleeping temperature of a mattress for any particular person with any real accuracy because there are so many variables involved including the type of mattress protector and the sheets and bedding that you use (which in many cases can have just as significant an effect on sleeping temperature as the type of foam in a mattress) and on where you are in the "oven to iceberg" range and because there is no standardized testing for temperature regulation with different combinations of materials ... there is more about the many variables that can affect the sleeping temperature of a mattress or sleeping system in post #2 here that can help you choose the types of materials and components that are most likely to keep you in a comfortable temperature range.

While only a minority of people will have temperature regulation issues with memory foam to the degree that they would be uncomfortable ... there is a higher percentage of people that sleep hot with memory foam than other types of foam materials and if you tend to sleep hot then the odds are also higher that you may be one of them.

Anyone else having these issues?


You will generally find that no matter what issues a specific person may have on any mattress in the industry here will be almost always be some other people that share the same or similar issues ... and of course many others that don't.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 10 Apr 2016 10:08 #38

Thanks for your response. Everyone is different so my review is for those sensitive to chemicals. For them, the Alexander Hybrid omits chemicals that smell bad and the off-gassing will certainly bother those that are sensitive. In addition, those sensitive to sleeping hot will be miserable in this mattress as it is like being wrapped in saran wrap.

Since the company removed 3 inches of comfort layer, you sink straight to the coils if you aren't average weight. We were told this bed was great for heavy sleepers - that may have been true, but NOT since they redesigned the bed and removed the extra inches of support. Our order came in under the wire and we were shipped the new version with the reduced comfort layer.

Bummer... I wanted to love the Alexander Hybrid, but the headaches and sweating are too much for us.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 10 Apr 2016 10:13 #39

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Thanks for your response. Everyone is different so my review is for those sensitive to chemicals. For them, the Alexander Hybrid omits chemicals that smell bad and the off-gassing will certainly bother those that are sensitive. In addition, those sensitive to sleeping hot will be miserable in this mattress as it is like being wrapped in saran wrap.

Since the company removed 3 inches of comfort layer, you sink straight to the coils if you aren't average weight. We were told this bed was great for heavy sleepers - that may have been true, but NOT since they redesigned the bed and removed the extra inches of support. Our order came in under the wire and we were shipped the new version with the reduced comfort layer.

Bummer... I wanted to love the Alexander Hybrid, but the headaches and sweating are too much for us.


I had the so called original model and also felt you sank right to the coils. To this day I still don't think the original model had 6" of memory foam. Either way Near was great at handling the return so it all worked out in the end.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 10 Apr 2016 10:16 #40

What did you buy after this? I am now leaning towards latex to avoid the chemicals.

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