Sleep Republic Mattress Review
The Sleep Republic Mattress was awarded Australia’s ‘Best Overall’ Mattress in a Box in 2022. As this award implies, our expert review team considers this as the premier bed in a box on the market.
Purchase and delivery
As with other mattress in a box products, the Sleep Republic Mattress can be conveniently ordered online (through the Sleep Republic website) and will be delivered to your door in a compact box.
It’s worth noting here that Sleep Republic offers the largest range of payment (and finance) options in the online mattress market (see ‘Payment & Finance’ options further down). These options even include cryptocurrency payments, and should accommodate the needs of all customers.
Sleep Republic also offer free delivery, Australia wide. They have one of the best delivery services on the market and can do ‘next day delivery’ to most major cities (see delivery times in ‘Delivery’ section further down).
The mattress was easy to remove from its packaging, and as usual, we recommend having two people available to unpack a mattress in a box. Unpacking the Sleep Republic Mattress takes 5-10 minutes, and we allowed 24 hours for the mattress to decompress before testing.
You can see this mattress in ‘real life’ in our video review here:
Aesthetically, the Sleep Republic Mattress presents beautifully. It combines simplicity with modern style, and gives off a distinct touch of luxury. Its brand name label and embroidery also give off plenty of class.
Comfort and support
The top cover of this mattress is made from a cashmere knitted fabric. This feels smooth, luxurious, and is well ventilated. This cover sits over a 30mm layer of gel infused memory foam and a 30mm layer of 100% natural latex.
This comfort layer absorbs body weight smoothly and provides lovely pressure relief. The mattress should suit all sleeping positions (side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers) but understandably, its suitability will vary between individuals.
Our team rated the Sleep Republic Mattress as a ‘medium-firm’ feel and a 7 / 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest).
Please note that our firmness ratings are just a guide and they do not necessarily relate to comfort. Furthermore, our firmness ratings are assigned based on Bedbuyer’s testing process and these may differ from firmness ratings given by individual companies.
Sitting below the comfort layer, is Sleep Republic’s signature ‘high definition’ pocket spring system. This support system contains 1,850 individual springs, more than double that of a standard Queen size mattress. With such a high spring count, this mattress provides exceptional spinal support, and partner disturbance is minimal.
Sleep Republic’s ‘High Definition’ Pocket Spring System
The Sleep Republic Mattress responds nicely to normal sleep movements and we rated its level of responsiveness as ‘optimal’. In basic terms, this means that changing sleep positions (and intimate activities) shouldn’t be any trouble.
Please note that our responsiveness scales are just a guide and preferred responsiveness levels will vary between individuals. It’s worth noting also that innerspring mattresses are generally more responsive than foam mattresses.
Quite simply, this mattress has a lovely balance of comfort, support, and responsiveness.
The finer details
The overall build quality and craftsmanship of the Sleep Republic Mattress is outstanding, and easily compares to many retail store mattresses double its price. It feels solid, stable, and should suit people of all sizes. Edge support is excellent, thanks to the high tensile springs on the mattress perimeter.
Quite simply, this mattress has a lovely balance of comfort and support.
In terms of ‘after sale security’, Sleep Republic offers a 100 night trial period and a 12 year warranty. It is also well certified as non-toxic by CertiPUR-US®, one of the world’s leading authorities in foam and fabric testing.
What bed base should I use?
As with most mattresses, we recommend the Sleep Republic Mattress to be used with a solid bed frame (such as the Sleep Republic Pro Base), or a solid ensemble base (with the slats no longer than 8 cm apart).
A bed frame (with flexible slats) may still be adequate, but again, we strongly recommend that the distance between each slat is less than 8 cm. Use of an unsupportive mattress foundation will usually void the mattress warranty.
Furthermore, we do not recommend the Sleep Republic Mattress to be used with an adjustable (electric) bed base as this will also void the warranty. Here is our full list of mattresses that are compatible with an adjustable bed base.
It’s worth noting here that mattress firmness, performance, and durability will vary with different bed bases.
The Sleep Republic Mattress is available in all 7 Australian mattress sizes (super king, king, queen, double, king single, long single, and single size). This is noteworthy, as Sleep Republic is one of only a few, bed in a box companies to offer the full collection of mattress sizes.
Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2022.
The Sleep Republic Mattress is an excellent, well rounded mattress that is considered by our expert review team as the premier mattress in a box in Australia. It uses quality materials, is competitively priced, and comes with a 100 night free trial period.
Bedbuyer’s rating: 5 / 5
Here are our ratings for each category:
Value for Money
As you would expect, the Sleep Republic Mattress made it into Australia’s Top 12 Best Mattress in a Box in 2022.
If you have any questions about this mattress, leave a comment below and we’ll respond shortly!
In a nutshell 🥜
- Australia’s ‘Best Overall’ Mattress in a Box 2022
- High definition pocket springs
- Lovely comfort layers
- 100 night free trial
- Click SHOP NOW and use code BEDBUYER150 to get $150 off!
Retail Prices Bedbuyer Prices*
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and high demand our charity partners are experiencing delays of up to 14 business days in some areas to book in and collect mattresses. We ask for your patience but if you urgently need to return the mattress you can drop it off to your local charity and with proof of return we will immediately process your refund.
We apologise if this causes any inconvenience and hope for your understanding during these challenging times.
Free delivery Australia wide.
In Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast we can offer next day delivery for mattress orders placed before 2pm. Take note: we’re not talking about ‘ship next day’ – we look to deliver next day! (Excluding weekends and public holidays). Most other locations will be delivered within 3 – 7 business days, while the most remote areas may take up to 14 business days – and it’s still free!
Accessories such as the pro base, pillow, sheets, protector and dog bed may be shipped separately and arrive later than the mattress delivery.
Please note :
- Metro Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide & Perth: Next business day mattress delivery available for orders placed up until 2pm AEDT.
- Non Metro & Regional: Estimated delivery time is 7 to 14 business days. With some locations taking up to 21 business days.
- Double Mattresses: Sydney Metro out of stock for next business day delivery, estimated delivery time is 7 to 14 business day for Sydney Metro.
- Super King Mattress: Next business day delivery only available in Melbourne Metro. All other Metro locations estimated delivery time is 7 to 14 business days.
Certifications – Sleep Republic Mattress
Our Cashmere blend fabric has been CSIRO tested in Australia and cleared from presence of harmful chemical substances. The gel visco memory foam in the Sleep Republic Mattress has been vetted and approved by CertiPUR-US®, a US based program that certifies the foam is tested and meets their content, emissions and durability standards.
Specifications – Sleep Republic Mattress
- Weight: 50kgs (Queen mattress)
- Height: 31cm
- Spring count : 1850 (Queen mattress)
- Coil gauge: 2.0mm, 1.9mm, 1.8mm (depending on the zone)
- Total maximum weight limit: 400kgs (Queen mattress)
Cashmere knitted fabric, gel infused memory foam & natural latex come together with our exclusive High Definition pocket spring system to create the perfect hybrid mattress feel.
From decades of experience in designing, making and selling mattresses we put it all together to bring you the best hybrid mattress design. Not content with the usual 630 springs in a Queen mattress, Sleep Republic created 1850 individually pocketed springs; supporting you precisely where it counts, eliminating partner disturbance and giving you the sleep you deserve.
The Sleep Republic Mattress is medium/firm feel. Why? Because years of customer feedback has told us that this is what the vast majority of people (even years after buying one) are happy with. Despite the notion that complete softness is required in order to achieve a perfect night’s sleep, we have found that the foam vs spring debate is moot: a soft mattress simply does not cut it. The same can be said for those contemplating a very firm mattress. A rock-hard mattress wears surprisingly thin after just a few nights.
The Sleep Republic Mattress offers a high level of support – which is exactly what we have designed with the Sleep Republic Mattress. The HD Pocket Springs for support, married with the gel infused memory foam and latex pillow top for comfort make quite sure of it. Not too soft, not too hard; the best of both worlds.
Don’t just take our word for it. Try it free for 100 nights and find out for yourself how to sleep well.
At Sleep Republic, everyone is equal and delivery is free everywhere (providing our deliverers can get there). No surcharges, no add-ons, country or city – delivery included. See details here.
The Sleep Republic Mattress uses state of the art compression technology. Our mattresses are rolled, wrapped and boxed with handles and wheels for easier moving. Seeing is believing – yes we really can get that mattress in there!
Payment & Finance Options
4 fortnight interest free payments
6 month interest free payments
Instalment payments over 3,6,12 or 24 months.
4 interest-free payments
Bitcoin & Ethereum
Payments by Cryptocurrency – Ethereum & Bitcoin are processed by Coinbase Commerce. At checkout select the payment method Coinbase – Ethereum and Bitcoin. Once you proceed to checkout via Coinbase you will be given the the option to pay via your Coinbase wallet or pay direct into our Bitcoin or Ethereum wallets via the QR code/addresses supplied.