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Sleep Science 13-inch Ara Reviews

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Sleep Science 13" Ara

From its triple-layered cover and the visco-elastic memory foam top layer to the cut air channels in the polyurethane base, Sleep Science calls its 13-inch Ara pillowtop mattress "the closest thing to sleeping on a cloud." Don't be confused by the names. Clicking on the "Ara" link on the Sleep Science site brings up the 13"Vela mattress. But comparing the description with that of the Sleep Science 13" Ara on Costco's site confirms that they are the same product.

The three-layer top of the Ara cover is made of bamboo fiber, nylon, and polyester. The top is Bamboo, the middle is nylon and the bottom is polyester. The sides of the cover are polyester micro-suede which is channel quilted to enhance air flow for coolness and freshness. Bamboo fibers are said to be hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites and microbes. In addition, bamboo fabric breathes, providing a cooling effect. This cover is certified as meeting the federal flammability standards for bedding.

The 13" Ara (Vela) from Sleep Science has 65/8" of memory foam in two layers. The 3" top layer is 5-lb visco-elastic comfort memory foam. The second layer is 35/8" of 5-lb. visco-elastic support memory foam. According to Sleep Science, this combination of two memory foams "envelops you in an unparalleled feeling of weightless sleep." The purpose of the memory foam is to relieve pressure points.

Just below the memory foam in the Sleep Science 13" Ara (Vela) is 3/8" of polyurethane which has been structured to facilitate air flow. Sleep Science calls this the "Air Comfort Layer." It is there to cool the sleepers.

The second and third layers are hemmed by the 4"x4" Wedge, Sleep Science's patented edge support system, which is to hold the memory foam in, keeping it from billowing out and flattening under the user's body weight.

The 6" base layer is firm support polyurethane foam which is "channel cut" (cut partway through on the top and bottom in a criss-cross pattern) to further cool the sleepers. The role of this base layer is to evenly support the users, keeping the memory foam from sagging. This is to promote proper spinal alignment and also to prolong the lifetime of the memory foam.

The Sleep Science 13" Ara carries a 20-year limted warranty against manufacturer defects.

  • Mattress and Bed Set Model Name

    Sleep Science 13-inch Ara

  • Price Category


  • Listed Manufacturer

    Sleep Science

  • Location

    South Bay International, Inc., 2665 Pomona Blvd Pomona, CA 91768, (909) 718-5000

  • Bed Classification

    Memory Foam

  • Level of Firmness


  • Inner Bed Composition

    3-inch 5-lb conforming memory foam, 3-5/3-inch 5-lb supporting memory, 3/8-inch air comfort layer, 6-inch channel cut polyurethane base

  • Mattress Edge Support

    4x4 Wedge edge support system

  • Mattress Cover Composition

    bamboo, nylon, and polyester

  • Total Mattress Height

    13 inches

  • Bed Foundation

    full support is recommended

  • Special Features

  • Sleep Trial

    30 days

  • Bed Warranty

    20-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects

  • Manufactured In


  • Restrictions

    None Listed

  • Website


MIchael G from Lafayette, Louisiana says:

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 Purchased on Jan, 2017
User Information

Location: Lafayette, Louisiana

Date Joined: Feb 25, 2017

Last Active: Feb 25, 2017

Other Reviews by MIchael G (1)

1.Sleep Science Motion Trend

Mattress Rating: 5 starsMattress Comfort: up


Mattress Durability: up


Mattress Support: up


Mattress Features and Benefits as Advertised: up


Quality: up


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