The Perfectly Snug mattress topper is a unique way to control the climate of your bed. The most common cooling feature among mattresses now is cool to the touch, phase change technology. This is a chemical coating that is applied to the mattress that will initially draw heat away for about 20-30 minutes when you lie down on the mattress to cool you off. The drawback to this is that after that initial cooling phase, the mattress will start to retain heat, especially if its a memory foam mattress. In this review, I take a look at what makes the Perfectly Snug topper an interesting choice and may be the solution you need to stay at an optimal temperature all night from head to toe.
Ordering the Perfectly Snug Mattress Topper
This topper is available exclusively through the Perfectly Snug website. Shipping took about a couple of weeks and I was given a king-size topper for review. The box it came in wasn’t terribly big but you may need a couple people to bring it into your bedroom and get it on your mattress.
Right out of the box, the topper is ready to use. to get started just position it on your bed with the plug adapters facing the top of the bed.
There are two sets of plugs that provide power to each side of the topper. Once these are plugged in, you can begin using the topper right away by powering it on at the switch on either side.
It’s very easy to access these controls at night and the interface is simple so that you can adjust it at night without having to turn on a light. There is a small speaker that will also tell you what setting it is on so you don’t have to look at anything. You can also download the app for the topper which can then control it and dynamically adjust the temperature throughout the night. The app at the time of this review was still a little rough around the edges but like with most apps, it should continue to improve over time.
Construction of the Perfectly Snug Topper
There are multiple components to this topper to make it work the way it does. Underneath the cover you will find a memory foam layer as the base. This provides a decent amount of pressure relief if your mattress is already too firm.
The layer above that is a mesh material that is used so that air can circulate through the top. This actually makes the topper a firmer towards the top and will give your mattress a medium-firm feel where you won’t sink in all that much.
The last major component are the fans at the bottom corners of the topper. These fans aren’t noticeable at low settings but as you progress towards the coldest settings you will hear the fan noise which can double as a pleasant white noise to help you sleep. These fans don’t take up much space on the topper and I didn’t feel them at all when I slept.
Lastly, you can remove the cover of the topper if needed by accessing the buttons on the bottom. I wouldn’t recommend it but I believe it is available if it gets dirty.
How Much Does the Perfectly Snug Topper Cost?
Below are the retail prices of the topper as of this writing. Keep in mind that the twin and full sizes only have 1 zone while the larger sizes have 2 zones. It comes with a 30 night trial and a 1 year warranty.
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My Perfectly Snug Mattress Topper Findings
At first, I was a little skeptical about this topper, especially given the price. I have reviewed the Eight Sleep Pod system and the Chilipad which are used to cool your mattress with water and they work well but they do require some maintenance where you have to change out the water periodically and clean the tubing. Something similar to this is the Bedjet which blows air underneath your sheets from the foot of the bed but it doesn’t make the bed all that cozy. With this topper, you get a low-maintenance solution that is easy to use and still feels cozy.
As you can see from the picture below, I don’t sink into this topper all that much. The topper is on a memory foam mattress that is a medium firm.
Here’s another picture of me on my side.
This topper was designed to have air gently flow throughout the top and so having a mesh top is essential. But that also means that it’s not really compatible with a mattress protector because a mattress protector that is waterproof is not breathable either. So, to get the maximum benefit, it’s best to put your sheets directly on the topper.
I slept on this topper for a week with my wife and we both really enjoyed calibrating the settings to get the optimal temperature at night. We used it in August when temperatures in the evening were still around 75 degrees. Rather than turning up the air conditioner to cool the whole house, we were able to turn it down a bit and turn up the fan on the mattress topper. I found myself turning down the setting on the topper during the early morning hours because it was a little too cool. But once you know what your preference will be, you can program that into their app.
An additional benefit to this topper is that it also can heat up your mattress or even just heat up the foot of the bed which is where you will need it most. This makes the topper a great solution year round.
My Perfectly Snug Topper Recommendation
There are all kinds of products out there right now that claim to keep you cool while you sleep but the Perfectly Snug Topper does it in the simplest way by circulating fresh air under your sheets. With this topper you no longer have to wake up sweaty and I found myself switching positions a lot less frequently at night. While it is a big investment, it is a solution that will keep you at an optimal temperature in a way no other technology on the market can.
Perfectly Snug vs. Eight Sleep vs. Ooler
|Feature||Perfectly Snug Smart Topper||Ooler Sleep System||Eight Sleep Pod Pro|
|Smart features||Automatic temperature adjustment, sleep tracking, wake-up alarm||Automatic temperature adjustment, sleep tracking||Automatic temperature adjustment, sleep tracking, wake-up alarm, heart rate monitoring, respiratory rate monitoring, sleep coaching|
The Perfectly Snug Smart Topper uses a system of fans to circulate air underneath your bed sheets. This helps to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night. The Perfectly Snug Smart Topper also has built-in sensors that monitor your temperature and adjust the cooling accordingly. It is the most affordable of the three options and is relatively easy to set up.
The Ooler Sleep System uses a water-based cooling system. Water circulates through tubes that are embedded in a pad that you place on top of your mattress. The Ooler Sleep System also has a built-in fan that helps to circulate the air and keep you cool. It is more expensive than the Perfectly Snug Smart Topper, but it is also more effective at cooling you down.
Eight Sleep Pod Pro
The Eight Sleep Pod Pro is the most expensive of the three options, but it also has the most features. In addition to automatic temperature adjustment, sleep tracking, and a wake-up alarm, the Eight Sleep Pod Pro also monitors your heart rate and respiratory rate, and provides sleep coaching. It is the most complex of the three options to set up, but it also offers the most comprehensive sleep tracking and analysis.
Which one is right for you?
If you are looking for an affordable and easy-to-use bed cooling system, then the Perfectly Snug Smart Topper is a good option. If you are looking for a more effective bed cooling system with more features, then the Ooler Sleep System is a better choice. If you are looking for the most comprehensive bed cooling system with the most features, then the Eight Sleep Pod Pro is the best option.
Here are some additional things to consider when choosing between Perfectly Snug, Ooler, and Eight Sleep:
- Maintenance: The Ooler Sleep System and Eight Sleep Pod Pro require more maintenance than the Perfectly Snug Smart Topper. The water reservoirs need to be refilled regularly, and the tubes need to be cleaned periodically.
- Bed size: The Perfectly Snug Smart Topper and Eight Sleep Pod Pro are available in all bed sizes, but the Ooler Sleep System is only available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, and King sizes.
- Sleep tracking: The Eight Sleep Pod Pro has the most comprehensive sleep tracking and analysis features of the three options.
Perfectly Snug Mattress Topper Complaints
The Perfectly Snug mattress topper is a relatively new product on the market, so there are not as many complaints about it as compared to some other brands. However, some of the most common complaints include:
- Price: The Perfectly Snug mattress topper is more expensive than some other brands, especially when you consider the fact that it requires a subscription for access to the smart features.
- Noise: Some users have complained that the Perfectly Snug mattress topper can be noisy, especially when the fans are running at a high speed.
- Cooling performance: Some users have reported that the Perfectly Snug mattress topper is not as cooling as they expected.
- Durability: Some users have complained that the Perfectly Snug mattress topper is not very durable, and that it has started to lose its shape or develop lumps over time.
In addition to these general complaints, some users have also reported specific problems with their Perfectly Snug mattress topper, such as:
- The topper not fitting properly on their bed
- The topper leaking water
- The topper not turning on or off properly
- The topper not responding to the remote control
Overall, the Perfectly Snug mattress topper seems to be a well-made product with a number of positive reviews. However, it is important to be aware of the potential complaints before you make a purchase.