The Serta Perfect Day iSeries Applause is part of the mattress
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, mattress
models like the Perfect Day iSeries Applause are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
A measure of how well a mattress supports and maintains the horizontal alignment of the spine while you're lying on your side.
A measure of how well a mattress supports and maintains the spine's natural curve while you're lying on your back.
Our analysis of how well a mattress maintains its original shape, height, firmness, and side/back sleeping support after 8 years of simulated use.
About This Brand
Serta is the No. 1 brand of mattresses, and its slogan is “We Make the World’s Best Mattress.” For the Serta Perfect Sleeper, Serta relies on the very recognizable “counting sheep” ads to convey its comfort message to consumers. Serta is a national brand available at mass market chains such as Sears, sleep specialty chains, and furniture stores. Prices range from $200 for an entry-level, firm queen mattress (only) to $3,000 for a Cool Action memory-foam model. Serta makes iComfort, a high-end gel memory foam sleep system with microSupport gel technologies. Serta is a leading provider of mattresses to the hotel industry.
Features & Specs - Serta Perfect Day iSeries Applause
Type Indicates the main composition of the mattress, such as innerspring or memory foam.
Dimensions (LxWxH) The mattress's dimensions, length by width by height, in inches.
80 x 60 x 13
Latex foam An alternative to memory foam.
Gel-infused foam A layer of foam infused with gel, which is claimed to make you feel cooler in bed, especially with memory foam.
Resists bounciness Indicates whether the mattress can absorb impacts, minimizing the bouncy feeling you might encounter while changing sleep position.
Eases movement Indicates whether the mattress has enough resilience to allow easy changes in sleep position.
Maintains warmth Indicates whether the mattress is more insulative, preventing body heat from escaping--which should make you feel warmer.
I bought two of these, One California King for our bedroom and one Queen for our guest bedroom. This bed is great because no matter what position you sleep in, it's PERFECT! <br /><br />I've had it over a year and am really happy with it. When my fiancé gets out of bed in the morning, I don't feel her when the weight shifts. I travel a lot and have stayed in the beds of many hotel rooms and a lot of my friends' too. This is hands down the best one I've used so far. <br /><br />I got the Cal King because I'm a tall fellow and I wish I'd fit in the queen. My only issue is that my Queen size is more firm and more comfortable than the Cal King. I recommend buying Queen size, because you will feel the difference.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Central, PA
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
King applause firm set
Accepted delivery April 5, 2014---in less than two months showed signs of cavity developing. Called store about satisfaction 8 days ago. They were going to call back last week. Still waiting on call. And on Sunday going to church, I saw some retirement day sales by the store. Not happy with the mattress nor the store at this point. Reason we replaced...old mattress was 20 years old and in the last two years had developed cavity.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Portland, OR
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Not sure why it's highly rated
I should have followed the user reviews rather than consumer reports, who give it praise. We have experienced body impressions just like others, and we are not overweight people. I now have to pay a $385 return fee to Macy's. Very disappointed.