Is there an actual recipe for a good night’s sleep?
Sleep Innovations is so serious about sleeping that they apply scientific testing to their products to make sure they provide all the necessary ingredients for restful sleep. The company believes there is no one bed or comfort level for everyone, and its range of products shows that. However, the Shiloh, with its medium feel, aims to be extra versatile.
Our in-depth overview of the Shiloh bed will look at this product’s combination of a classic memory foam feel without the deep sinkage and “stuck” feeling.
Read through the entire review for an in-depth look at this bed and its features, or skip to the end for our overall impressions of the bed and the final scores.
Who Do We Think Matches With Shiloh?
- Folks who need enhanced pressure relief – This memory foam bed should provide excellent pressure relief to minimize aches and pains throughout the night. Shoppers should notice minimal pushback and less pressure as heavier points of the body, like the hips and shoulders, press into the top layer.
- People who like to float on top of the mattress – Laying on this mattress, sleepers may notice light cradling comfort. The solid support layer and airy foam has been designed to promote even weight distribution and should help to keep buyers floating on top of the mattress.
- Combination sleepers – This medium feel mattress is designed to provide comfortable support for sleepers of all preferences. The spine should be well-aligned and neutral in all positions.
Possible Shiloh Complaints:
- It doesn’t have enhanced cooling properties. – Most people should find the Shiloh to be temperature neutral, though some who are particularly sensitive to sleeping hot may want to consider adding Sleep Innovations’ 2.5-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper for extra cooling properties.
- It isn’t designed for heavier frames. – This product has been tested for up to 300 pounds per person. Those at a considerably heavier weight may want to opt for the Marley, Taylor, or Sage beds, as these all provide a firmer feel which should offer more solid support to suit their needs.
Construction: What’s Inside Shiloh?
Shiloh has a beautifully tailored covering made from a poly-cotton blend that features a charcoal gray diamond pattern at the base and a white swirl design on top.
In total, the mattress has 2 layers and stands 12 inches in height.
- The top layer contains 2.5 inches of SureTemp Memory Foam. This layer uses an open-cell structure to allow for enhanced airflow, which should help to move heat away from the body as you sleep.
- The base layer is made up of 9.5 inches of Premium Base Foam. This should provide an overall sense of stability and support throughout the entire bed.
First Impression: How Does It Feel?
One of the first things you may notice is that Shiloh is a beautifully designed bed. From the two-tone color to the ornate swirl pattern, this bed was built to look as great as it should feel.
When you first test out this mattress, it may initially feel firm. As the memory materials interact with your body heat and soften, you’ll likely notice your body sinking into the bed as the night goes on.
The first layer of foam is aerated, which should help to move heat away from the body and reduce overheating. This combined with the even weight distribution properties should keep you floating at the top of the mattress with a gentle cradle to provide pressure relief and contouring.
Firmness Scale: 6/10
The joints undergo a lot of stress in the day, as they absorb the weight and impact of your body’s movements. Depending on how you sleep at night (and what you are sleeping on), this pressure can continue and get progressively worse when certain joints are tasked with carrying the bulk of your body’s weight.
Memory foam materials were specifically designed to mold to your body’s shape, absorbing pressure from key areas like the shoulders and hips. With 2.5 inches of contouring memory foam on top, Shiloh was built with pressure relief in mind. Regardless of which position you are in, you should feel the materials conforming to your natural curves, holding you in a gentle cradle for comforting rest.
While some all-foam beds lack the support sleepers need to keep the spine properly aligned, Shiloh has a durable base made from 9.5 inches of strong and supportive foam. The firm support base should allow for easier movement and a floating, gentle-cradle experience so you don’t feel stuck.
This mattress is vacuum packed for easy shipping and handling. It arrives compressed in a box, so all you have to do is set it up and wait for it to take shape. In most cases, mattresses are ready to use within 72 hours.
Great Motion Isolation
All-foam products generally absorb energy and vibration, which helps to promote motion control. Shoppers should notice enhanced motion control and minimal transfer, as the foam absorbs energy to help reduce disruptions, especially for light sleepers.
Made in the USA
The foams inside this product are certified to be free of harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde, and dangerous heavy metals, like lead and mercury.
The Shiloh should provide the classic pressure relief of memory foam with more of a floating feel that should keep you from feeling stuck.
Most side sleepers should enjoy the pressure relief provided by the comfort layer, especially in heavier areas of the body, such as the shoulders and hips. Those who prefer a softer feel may find Sleep Innovation’s Alden, with a medium-soft comfort level, better suited to their needs. Two and a half inches of memory foam may not be enough to cradle more pronounced curves.
Back sleepers should feel solid lumbar support due to the gentle contouring provided by the foam. Those who like a firm or soft feel can explore the Sleep Innovations product line with beds aimed at each preference.
Most stomach sleepers should find the firm base layer supports the heavier areas of the body, which should help keep the hips from sinking too deeply, promoting a neutral spine alignment. Those who prefer a firmer feel may opt for the medium-firm Marley, Taylor, or Sage beds.
Combination sleepers should find a good balance of pressure relief and support in Shiloh. While the foams are slow to respond, sleepers who frequently change positions throughout the night shouldn’t have to worry about feeling stuck. The medium firmness gives this mattress versatility that should work for a variety of sleepers.
Memory foam beds like Shiloh are designed to minimize motion that could disrupt sleep. This should be an ideal option for co-sleepers with restless partners or people who share their bed with pets or children. Being more versatile means Shiloh was designed to work well for couples, even if they have different sleeping styles. However, edge support could be an issue.
The Shiloh bed has been tested to support sleepers up to 300 pounds. Those who are significantly heavier may want to consider one of the firmer products to provide enhanced support.
Lighter than average folks should feel very comfortable on this bed. The plush surface is soft enough that even light-weight sleepers should be able to activate the memory materials, benefitting from pressure relief and support.
Sleep Innovations believes better sleep leads to a better you. That’s why the company has put so much focus on creating a line of sleep products that suit a wide range of comfort levels and preferences.
Shiloh combines a traditional memory foam experience with low motion transfer and a contouring feel. The updated floating sensation should keep you from sinking deeply into the foam. Shoppers of all preferences should enjoy the lumbar support and spinal alignment provided by this bed.
We see a lot of value in this Sleep Innovations bed that provides a universal comfort level and can be paired with a wide variety of mattress toppers for enhanced personalization.
Jill Zwarensteyn is the editor for Sleep Advisor and a certified sleep science coach. She is enthusiastic about providing helpful and engaging information on all things sleep and wellness.
Based in Los Angeles, she is an experienced writer and journalist who enjoys spending her free time at the beach, hiking, reading, or exploring new places around town.
She’s also an avid traveler who has a personal goal of being able to successfully sleep on an airplane someday.