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What is a bed in a box?

By Callie Paige

A bed in a box, also known as bed in a box mattresses, get their name from the way they’re packaged and delivered. Designed with delivery in mind, the mattresses are compressed and vacuum packed in a box that's a fraction of its original size.


Forget the days of going in-store to test mattresses in person, a bed in a box lets you to go mattress shopping from the comfort of your own home, or to be more specific, bed. Once delivered, the unboxed mattress needs time to sit and expands to its normal size. After that is ready for you to get a great night's sleep. Simple!


Offering customers more value than what they got previously, bed in a box mattresses come with a range of benefits including:

Free trials & warranties


To feel the full benefits of a mattress and see if they work for you personally, you need to live with it for a period of time longer than a quick lie down in a shop. Plus, we all have different sleep positions and preferences, so finding the mattress that gives you your perfect nights sleep can’t be done in a crowded showroom.


For this reason, many bed in a box brands offer you a 100 night free trial where you can test the mattress out in the comfort of your own home, and if during this time you find it's not the right one for you, you can simply return it for a full refund.


Warranties are also standard for many bed in a box mattresses. Ranging from 1 to 10 years, warranties are there to give you peace of mind.


Just FYI - Sid offers a 120-night trial, and a 15 year guarantee. 

Excellent value


When you buy a mattress online, you’ll get quality at a lower price than you would if you were to buy in-store. As there are no middle-men retail outlets involved, there’s no markup or preference from salespeople as a result of commission. Plus, because the mattress is conveniently vacuum packed in a box that’s a fragment of its original size, you save money on delivery costs too.


Hassle free shopping


Shopping online removes the hassle associated with in-store mattress shopping. You can easily research bed in a box brands, the best deals, customer reviews and product information such as warranties, returns and delivery information. Shopping for your mattress online makes eager salespeople and those costly additional extras a thing of the past.

Sid is more than just a bed in a box


Sid combines the great features of a bed in a box, with two important additions. Quality, and style.

We’ve created an unrivalled composition of innovative materials, creating comfort and support.

  • A layer of pioneering Graphyx puts to work the science of graphene. Superconductive means super-cooling for a superior sleep sensation. Incredible open cell foam cools and ventilates from top to toe.

  • A luxurious quilted top layer offers up the ultimate in soft-feel comfort for weary bodies. Even better, this cushioning sleep surface can be easily removed with the premium quality zipper. A simple machine wash means your Sid mattress can be refreshed and rejuvenated time and time again.

  • High-Density memory foam, adapts to every curve and contour of your body, no matter your sleep position. Pressure is relieved, heat is reduced, peace is restored.

  • A 20cm base layer of Reevo foam, which delivers enormous space for airflow. Precision-cut dual airflow channels keep fresh air circulating. Zoned support gives you precision support, right where you need it. And all at a density designed to take the bumps (and grinds) for the next 15 years - guaranteed.

Plus with Sid, you get style that matches performance. Sid has a completely unique denim cover, guaranteeing you’ll never suffer from a boring bedroom look. There are two colours to choose from: noir, and blue denim, that are interchangeable, meaning you can finally add style and personality to every room of the house.