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. Some so-called "hybrid" innersprings include one or more levels of foam on top.
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.
We are side and back sleepers but mostly side. After 30 days to 3 months it really began to feel uncomfortable and develope deeping cavities. We are Consumer Report advocates and can not understand how CR testing can recommend this mattress as top rated. Mattress buying is really confusing and frustrating. Test sleeping on one in a store is meaningless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Albany, OR
(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)
Don't judge it too soon!
My initial review was done too soon. It took us a couple of weeks to acclimate to this mattress from our old much softer 10 year old pillow top. Now we find it very supportive without feeling as if we are sleeping on a board. It is nicely finished, and there is no wire around the top edge of the mattress, which makes it easier and more comfortable to get off of for those of us who are short. We notice very little transfer of movement. Although it was more than we wanted to spend, I think it was a good choice in the long run. Our fitted sheets fit better than they did on our pillow top.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Rochester NY
(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)
So far, so good - Vantage Firm
Good Hybrid Bed
This mattress is price controlled which reflects the region in which its sold. Also double check the price as to whether it reflects the mattress or the set. Because they are price controlled, you can negotiate free delivery and free haul away of an old mattress from most retailers. Also you should be able to negotiate up to $300 credit towards in-kind items such as mattress pad, pillows, headboard, frame, etc... to be bundled with the purchase.Other retailers will offer a gift card for $300 toward the purchase of other goods from their store. <br /><br />Its a very firm mattress, but comfortable. I have yet to experience the sagging, but the warranty is very comprehensive. My experience has been that most reputable retailers or when buying directly from Serta (on-line), will make good on a warranty. Make sure to register your mattress once you decide to keep it.<br /><br />Read the warranty (25yr), you must use a good mattress pad/protector to avoid staining/soiling the mattress, otherwise the warranty is void.