Happy Wednesday my amazing blogger family, how are you doing? I hope you are doing amazing! Can you believe it is already the end of November? Christmas is officially less than a month away, eeek… For all my American peeps, I hope you have an awesome thanksgiving spent with family, friends and delicious food. For today’s blog post I have something that I think is super exciting for you, and that is the review of my new Big Fig Mattress! If you haven’t heard of Big Fig Mattress then you are in for a special treat. Big Fig Mattress gifted me this mattress in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own and completely honest as always.
I first came across Big Fig Mattress in my Instagram feed almost 3 years ago and it was something that immediately caught my attention and stopped me from scrolling. As with any new product or brand that I come across, I headed over to their website to do my research and see what they were all about. Their website is an excellent source of information about their product. I like that it is well laid out and they explain things in terminology that is easy to understand and descriptive. I mean let’s face it, a new mattress is a major purchase, you want to make sure that you get the one that is perfect for you. Especially if you are going to order it online and not get to test it out first in the store.
Unfortunately back in January 2017 when Big Fig Mattress launched, I was very sad to learn that they were not going to be shipping to Canada. Based on my extensive experience with issues related to cross border shopping, duties and free trade I can’t say I was surprised but man was I super disappointed.
Well fast forward to this September when I received the exciting news that Big Fig Mattress was coming to Canada. Let me tell you that I was definitely doing a happy dance when I got that email. It was the perfect timing as my old mattress was about 15 years old and while I still slept okay on it, I knew it was time to invest in a new one. I paid A LOT of money for that mattress in 2004 when I first moved to Burlington and it was definitely worth it but I do know that it wouldn’t have lasted that long if I hadn’t been the only person sleeping in a king size bed that whole time.
Having said that I was definitely nervous about getting a new mattress. Anyone I know who has a Big Fig Mattress loves it and I have had the opportunity to check them out at various events I have attended since their launch but still you never know how something will work for you. And let me tell you I am a person who LOVES their sleep. I also have struggled with severe insomnia over the years so I am always hesitant to switch up my routine.
When you speak to any member of the Big Fig team you can tell how passionate they are about their product. A lot of research and technology went into the design of this bed which they literally built from the ground up to ensure that it meets all the needs of a bigger figure. It is always interesting to me that traditional mattress companies have not figured out that there was a huge portion of their customer base that was being poorly under served. But then again when you a need a new mattress much sooner than you normally should then why would you when you can instead grab our hard earned money sooner. Because of this I have an extra appreciation for companies who specifically CHOOSE to serve our community and listen to our needs.
I would highly recommend that you check out the “Our Big Difference” section of their website here. It is here where they explain the top 9 sleep problems for bigger figures and what their solution is for them all. Does your mattress sag? Are you always hot? Do you feel things shifting? Is your foundation supportive? These are the types of issues that they address. I can certainly say I have experienced all of them.
As a growing company that believes in innovation and quality, Big Fig Mattress has evolved since they first launched and they are continuing to bring their product to the market in new ways. I was personally impressed with the fact that they were able to navigate shipping to Canada in less than 3 years. There are long established much larger companies that can’t make that happen. Can you believe that now your mattress is shipped to you in a box and it is vacuum sealed? It is definitely something you have to see to believe.
When I first found out about this I was in NYC for Curvy Con and I was really impressed because being in a big city like NYC and seeing all the challenges there are with delivery trucks and so many places to live without elevators it made so much sense to me as a business person. And as someone who is single and never home during the day, it made total sense to not have to worry about scheduling a 3 or 4 hour delivery window that is always inconvenient or takes up your valuable time on the weekend. Just think, you could arrive home from work and your mattress could be waiting for you, all ready to be set up.
Now if you are a princess like me (yes I fully admit this!) then not to worry, you also have the option to have white glove delivery service or you can go for the full white glove delivery service and removal. The 3 options are both available in the US and Canada. The only difference is that the quick ship delivery window is 3 to 7 days instead of 3 to 5 days for Canada. For both white glove options, delivery takes about 2 to 3 weeks. I have to say that my delivery time frame was only a week after my mattress arrived in Canada. For more details about the different delivery options and costs for Canada, click here.
In case you hadn’t guessed by now, I opted for the full white glove delivery service and removal. I was actually recovering from my neck/shoulder/arm injury when I was getting my mattress so I wasn’t in a position to try to put it together myself. But I did watch very carefully when the team came and I have to say I was impressed with how straight forward it was. I loved this option because they removed my old mattress so I was worry free. The partner that they use for their delivery service is very professional. They removed all the packaging, vacuumed the carpet, set up and attached the new frame to my headboard and put together the foundation and freed the mattress. I really liked that they also had evening delivery windows available so that I didn’t have to take time off work for my delivery. This full service delivery option is only $159 US and I highly recommend it.
I also opted to get the Big Fig Mattress bed frame and foundation as I was in need of new ones anyways and I wanted to ensure the mattress had the best support system possible. The frame is designed to hold 2,000 lbs and is an add on feature to your mattress purchase for only $125 US. And the best part, the foundation is included with your mattress purchase. And it is designed to support 5 times the typical weight of a traditional foundation.
So I guess you may be wondering by now how I like sleeping on my Big Fig? It has been just over a month now and I am officially sleeping better than ever! I honestly had no idea how bad my old mattress was until I slept on my Big Fig Mattress. I am getting a better quality of sleep, I fall asleep quicker and am less restless. And a huge benefit for me is that I no longer wake up every morning with back pain. I suffer with back problems and that combined with my lipedema can make it tough to get out of bed some days, but I can literally roll out of bed now with no issue which is such a nice feeling.
Because I want to be completely transparent, I will say that for me personally it did take about a week for me to get used to my new mattress. The first couple of nights I did find myself second guessing my decision. The Big Fig Mattress is designed based on the feeling of a “medium” firmness. So while I thought my old mattress was “firm” it clearly wasn’t anymore and like anything it takes time to adjust to the additional support. Oddly enough I also struggled with the overall height of my bed. The Big Fig is 13 inches thick and my old mattress was 17 inches so that combined with a slightly lower foundation made a bit of a height difference that affected my overall sense of gravity. But that feeling went away too after about a week.
Overall I am happy to report that there is no turning back for me now. I am very happy that I made the switch and look forward to being more well rested than I have been in a very long time. And if you have any doubts, don’t worry, Big Fig has a 120 night trial to give you adequate time to try the mattress in the comfort of your own home. If you decide its not for you, you can simply return it at no cost to you. Now that is someone who stands behind their product. And can’t you see how comfy and happy Mr. Bear is on our Big Fig!
If you want to give the Big Fig Mattress a try, now is the time – you can save $300 US on ANY size mattress now through till Dec 2nd. What an amazing Christmas gift this would be.
Special thanks to Rebecca of Rebecca Northcott Photography for capturing these images.