I purchased an Ecosa after comparing most of the foam bed-in-a-box mattresses and tried it for almost 80 days.
Worst mattress decision I have ever made.
The good news? They were fine with me contacting them and returning the mattress. A refund was provided within a few days of the Salvation Army collecting it so despite my initial trepidation this is fantastic service and I am grateful for that.
In the end this is a foam mattress. Despite how the marketing tries to drag your attention away from that fact. .... it's a foam mattress that comes in a box and expands when the wrapping comes off.Read moreI have to admit to my embarrassment part of what swayed me was its ability to expand when unwrapped. Somewhere in my head I figured if they could master THAT technology they must be able to make an amazing mattress what is essentially....a piece of foam.
There is no side support - because it's a foam mattress.
Within 10 days I started to find there was a mild indentation where i was sleeping which meant I kind of rolled into that same spot every night and then vaguely struggles to get out of that spot the next morning....because it's a foam mattress.
I am a stomach sleeper and need a firm bed. It was firm. Very firm. But over time the indentation meant my lower back was not being supported properly and slightly sinking in...because it's a foam mattress.
One thing I really missed was what springs can do - respond to your weight and push back so you get some resistance. The Ecosa is not able to provide this true support because ... it's a foam mattress.
I ended up with some back pain and also some new shoulder pain I had not had before - I assume from the times I was sleeping on my side and sinking and it was putting my shoulders out of alignment.
Despite what Ecosa might say about perhaps it was a dud batch or something it wasn't. It did what a foam mattress would do. Provide a sleeping surface with little if any response to your body weight whereas a "real" bed provides push back support. There was no noticeable indentation when you looked at the bed - it happened once weight was applied and like any "memory foam" would do it remembered my spot and pushed me back into it.
The final breaking point for me was when we had a couple warmish (didn't get below 15 degrees) winter nights and I could tell already the mattress was going to be a literal hotbed in summer. Unlike a spring mattress, there is no way for it to breathe. There is no way for air to flow around the mattress so heat builds up quickly....because....its a foam mattress.
As I said the experience from a customer service point of view was great.
Its the product that lets them down.
Perhaps back or side sleeps would have more luck (I can't see why) but as a stomach sleeper this was a terrible mattress for me.