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Rivet Mattress Review – More Restorative Sleep or Just a Con?

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The Rivet mattress claims to be able to provide enhanced overnight recovery for a more restorative sleep.

But is this really true or just a marketing con?

That’s what I’ll be revealing in this honest Rivet mattress review – as well as finding out who is best suited to this mattress.

Here’s what I discovered.

Rivet Mattress Review – Ideal For Exercise Recovery

Couple Jogging.

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I’ll get to the point.

There are studies (referenced later) that show that the Celliant® cover can help improve circulation and oxygenation of your tissues to the extent that the Rivet mattress may indeed provide a more restorative sleep experience.

This makes the Rivet a good mattress if you’re a gym user, sporty person, runner, athlete, or simply looking to manage recovery.

Beyond this, the medium firmness combines with the memory foam, latex, and high density support layers to make this mattress suitable for front, back, side, and combination sleepers in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs weight range in my opinion.

Check out my Rivet mattress review below for a more detailed explanation as to how this mattress is able to cater to such a wide range of sleepers.

Or check out my other mattress reviews if you’ve decided that the Rivet isn’t the mattress for you.

Rivet Design Analysis

The Rivet is a 10 inch, all-foam mattress that should be able to provide adequate comfort and support for individual sleepers up to around 230 lbs and similarly weighted couples in my opinion.

Here’s a layer-by-layer breakdown of how the mattress is constructed.

1) Cover

The highlight of this mattress is actually the cover.

Because it contains Celliant® – which is the brand name for a synthetic polymer bicomponent fiber [1] which serves to take your body heat, absorb and modify its wavelengths, and reflect it back to you.

The energy that your body then receives triggers vasodilation to increase oxygenation, cell recovery, and thus potentially result in a deeper and more restorative sleep.

And apparently, the technology infused into the cover is still able to work its magic even if you place a fitted bed sheet over the top of it.

2) Comfort Layer

The comfort layer of the Rivet mattress combines 2 inches of latex containing LURAcor™ foam – to increase responsiveness and make it easier to move around in the mattress – with 2 inches of memory foam that distributes your body weight evenly for increased pressure relief and cushioned support.

3) Support Core

The support core is comprised of a single 6 inch layer of high density base foam that is able to provide contoured support for your spine and joints whilst increasing the structural integrity and durability of the mattress.

Rivet Performance Analysis

To summarise, I think that the Rivet offers a good balance between comfort and support that can benefit both single sleepers and couples alike.

See below for more details.

1) Firmness

The Rivet mattress has a medium level of firmness.

This means that if you weigh between 130 lbs and 230 lbs you should feel a nice balance between comfort and support without sinking too far into the materials.

I’ll talk more about how different body weights and sleeping positions are likely to feel when interacting with the Rivet mattress in the upcoming comfort analysis section.

2) Support

I think that the level of support provided by the Rivet is pretty good overall.

Because whilst the all-foam design means that it doesn’t quite match the potential for individualised support provided by high quality hybrid mattresses that use individually wrapped coils, the 6 inch high density foam base layer should provide good support for your spine and joints if you weigh less than 230 lbs in my opinion.

3) Pressure Relief

The medium level of firmness combines with the latex and memory foam comfort layers to provide a high degree of pressure relief on the most angular areas of your body like your hips and shoulders in various sleeping positions in my view.

More specifically, the memory foam second layer of the Rivet is able to absorb your body heat and using it to reconfigure the molecules of the foam so that the materials adjust to your exact body shape for superior pressure relief when compared to the upholstered layer of a traditional innerspring mattress.

4) Moving Around

One of the biggest problems with mattresses that contain memory foam is the feeling of getting ‘stuck’ in the materials due to the slow response time of the foam.

But this is much less of a problem with the Rivet mattress because the LURAcor™ layer that sits on top of the memory foam contains latex – which is much more responsive than memory foam and thus allows you to move around in the mattress more easily.

5) Noise

The Rivet is a very quiet mattress because it doesn’t contain any innersprings.

But due to its 10 inch design, you’ll need to ensure that it’s placed on a suitable and well constructed frame because movements may pass through the mattress and cause the frame to squeak.

6) Maximum Weight Capacity

I don’t know what the maximum weight capacity for the Rivet is but I would expect it to at least be in the 400 lbs – 500 lbs range for the queen and king sizes.

7) Couples

This is a good mattress for couples who are below 230 lbs each because the medium level of firmness combines with the comfort and support to make this a versatile mattress that will accommodate a range of sleeping positions to increase the chance of you both being comfortable.

This contrasts with mattresses that are very firm or very soft and so may be suitable for one person but not the other.

Also, the all-foam design means that the Rivet should be effective in suppressing cross-motion transfer – meaning that you’re less likely to wake each other up as you move around in the night.

8) Edge Support

Although I don’t think that the Rivet comes with any specific edge support, the edges are actually quite resilient to sinkage and compression.

This means that couples can make fuller use of the mattress area and avoid having to huddle up in the middle of the mattress.

9) Allergies

Although not specifically listed as a hypoallergenic mattress, the all foam design should do a decent job of stopping particles and microbes like pollen and dust mites from building up in the materials that might otherwise cause a reaction when inhaled.

10) Temperature Regulation

I was initially a bit worried when I looked at the construction of the Rivet.

Because on the face of it, the all-foam design and use of memory foam would suggest that the mattress would be a heat magnet and may cause you to sleep hot.

But despite lacking any cooling gel infusion or air channels, the mattress apparently sleeps surprisingly cool.

This is probably because temperature regulation is one of the benefits of the Celliant® cover.

But if you’re still worried, then I would buy a set of cooling bed sheets to go with this mattress just to be on the safe side.

11) Keeping You Dry

Although this mattress may help to inhibit excess sweating as a byproduct of its cooling capabilities, I don’t think that the Rivet has any specific moisture wicking qualities.

So if you’re worried about night sweats, then I would make sure to buy a set of cooling bamboo bed sheets because in addition to regulating your temperature, bamboo has excellent moisture wicking capabilities to help you stay dry.

12) Odour

This is a bed-in-a-box mattress so you should expect a mild off gassing smell to be apparent when you unbox your mattress and allow it to expand.

This is due to the particles that are typically trapped during the packaging process escaping – so be sure to keep your room well ventilated until it passes.

13) Pain Management

Although the comfort and support of the Rivet open the door to help with pain management, I think that the Celliant® cover may also assist with recovery from DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) if you’re a gym user, runner, or athlete due to the increased circulation and potential for better recovery.

14) Cleaning and Maintenance

Despite the amazing properties of the Celliant® cover, I don’t think that it’s removable.

So I would recommend that you use a fitted sheet to protect against stains and to make cleaning easier.

15) Price v Value

For what it offers, I think that the Rivet is a very well priced mattress relative to the rest of the all-foam bed market – especially if you’re an athlete or sporty person who’s looking to gain an edge when it comes to recovery.

Rivet Comfort Analysis

To summarise, the medium level of firmness combines with the comfort and support layers to make the Rivet suitable for nearly all sleeping positions in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range in my view.

More details below.

1) Front Sleepers

If you’re in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range and you sleep mainly on your front the Rivet should provide enough support to stop your hips sinking too far into the mattress and so help to guard against back pain.

2) Back Sleepers

If you sleep on your back then you should be comfortable if you weigh between 130 lbs and 230 lbs due to the medium level of firmness combining with the support and comfort layers.

3) Side Sleepers

Life can be tough as a side sleeper because so many mattress lack the pressure relief required to keep your shoulders and hips comfortable.

But if you are in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range then I think that you will find the Rivet comfortable thanks to the memory foam layer that will adjust to your body shape.

4) Combo Sleepers

If you’re a combination sleeper in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range then I think that switching between positions should be quite easy thanks to the responsive latex top layer that increases the recovery time of the foam to stop you from getting trapped in the materials.

5) Edge Sleepers

If you are under 200 lbs and you tend to hug the edge of the bed then you might be ok with the Rivet but I would express caution if you weigh more than this due to the lack of explicit edge support in this all-foam mattress.

Does the Rivet Mattress Provide Restorative Sleep?

So, can the Rivet mattresses really help to provide better restorative sleep when compared to other mattresses?

Well, yes – it would appear so according to my research.

Because the University of California Irvine, University of Calgary, and UCI Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center have ‘proved’ that Celliant® helps with recovery after exercise and enhances the restorative effects of sleep [2].

And this study [3] concluded that garments including Celliant™ worn by participants were able to have a beneficial impact on pain management.

So whilst you’re not exactly ‘wearing’ the mattress, lying on it for a prolonged period looks to have a similar effect and can help to provide more restorative sleep.

How Do You Set Up Your Rivet Mattress?

This is a bed-in-a-box mattress.

Which means that your mattress will arrive in a compressed box that weighs 66 lbs (for the queen) – making it a 1 or 2 person job to carry to your room.

You should then open the box with no pets or children around because these types of mattresses tend to spring out forcefully from the box!

Then place the mattress on your bed frame and carefully cut away the packaging with a pair of scissors (not a knife) and watch as the mattress begins to expand to its full capacity.

What Are the Compatible Frames?

Your Rivet mattress should be compatible with platform and slatted frames.

But I would ensure that the slats are no more than 3-4 inches apart because all-foam mattresses like the Rivet tend to need better support than hybrid and innerspring beds.

And be aware that if you place this mattress directly on the floor the 10 inch profile will probably make it feel firmer as it compresses under your weight.

How Durable is the Rivet Mattress?

I think that this is a fairly durable mattress that could last you at least 5-6 years or more with the correct care.

Will This Mattress Sag?

If you’re under 230 lbs then barring defects, I don’t think that this mattress will sag prematurely because the base is made of high density foam.

But memory foam containing mattresses like the Rivet are at risk of indenting – although the latex layer should help to combat this thanks to its responsive qualities – so I would rotate the mattress once every 3 months to distribute the cumulative weight distribution.

Can You Flip This Mattress?

No.

Don’t flip your Rivet mattress since this would cause you to feel uncomfortable sleeping on the denser support core.

Is There a Sleep Trial?

Yes.

This mattress comes with a 100 night sleep trial so that you can test it out to make sure that you’re happy with it.

Foam mattresses can take a week or more to adapt to your body shape and weight so don’t freak out if you don’t feel comfortable in it at first!

Is There a Warranty?

Yes.

Your Rivet mattress comes with a 10 year limited warranty.

Pros

  • The Celliant® cover really could help you to get a more rejuvenating night’s rest.
  • The restorative properties make this a good mattress for sporty people, gym goers, and athletes.
  • Better quality sleep may have a knock-on effect to help with pain management in orthopedic conditions.
  • This is a good mattress if you’re a wriggly sleeper because the latex layer makes it easier to move between sleeping positions without getting stuck in the mattress.
  • This mattress sleeps surprisingly cool due to the temperature regulating qualities of the Celliant® cover.
  • The Celliant® cover is still effective even with a fitted sheet over it.
  • Good pressure relief and support makes this mattress great for front, back, and side sleepers in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs range.
  • Very quiet due to the lack of springs.
  • Good for couples because the foam absorbs movement to allow you both to sleep undisturbed.
  • May help with hay fever and dust mite allergies because the foam blocks pollen and microbes better than innerspring mattresses might.

Cons

  • The mattress cover cannot be removed – use a fitted sheet for protection and to make cleaning easier.
  • The edge support is ok but not amazing.

Final Ratings

Here are my final ratings out of 5 for the Rivet mattress.

My Score
Construction4
Durability4
Sagging4
Comfort4
Support4
Temperature Regulation4
Allergies4
Edge Support3
Couples4
Weight Capacity3
Sleeping Positions4
Off Gassing3
Value vs Price4
Brand Reputation3
Refunds3
Sleep Trial4
Warranty4
Overall Score3.7

Who Should Buy the Rivet Mattress?

  • Front, back, side, and combo sleepers in the 130 lbs – 230 lbs weight range.
  • Gym users, runners, sporty people, and athletes looking to recover faster.

Who Should Avoid the Rivet Mattress?

  • Sleepers over 250 lbs may find the support lacking in some sleeping positions.

What Are the Alternatives?

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Sources and References

[1] Wikipedia – Celliant. Accessed 7/4/20.

[2] Academia – Wearable technology Celliant Helps Recovery after Exercising (Guillermo Muñoz Rivera). Accessed 7/4/20.

[3] BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies – Effect of Optically Modified Polyethylene Terephthalate Fiber Socks on Chronic Foot Pain. Accessed 7/4/20.

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