Mattress Name Game
One of the most annoying practices in mattress industry is to have the same mattress on the market under several different model names. The reason why is, that the names of the products are not given by the manufacturer but are assigned by the retailer. Every major retailer wants the mattress to be unique and different so it is difficult to compare to another product next door.
Unfortunately, most of the time mattress are not different they just sound different. Typically, there could be some insignificant differences like material color, different pattern on top or 1/3-inch thicker foam layer but the construction, major features, and overall feel remain identical. Retailers can claim that they technically have a unique model with a unique name after applying these minor changes. So you may end up comparing two mattresses with different names and prices that in fact are the same model. Obviously, this practice is not in favor of consumers and it is one of the reasons why we have started this website, to empower anybody who wants to research and compare models and brands.
When cross-shopping mattress models between different stores focus on individual components of the mattresses like support system, type, number and gauge of coils, type of edge support, type and amount of padding layers, foam density and product warranty.
Lately, there has been a pressure from some major manufacturers to unify mattress model names; following the success of Tempur-Pedic with their uniform product names across all retail stores.