In this article, we are comparing two bed of the same product category. We have Puffy, which is apparently one of the best beds with cooling cloud technology, and Amerisleep AS3, which is one of the original foam mattress.

So, what we are going to do is ignore all the marketing fluff you see in most ads. Instead we are going to get down to what actually matters with these two mattresses. Basically, all these brands are pretty much promising.

These two beds can easily be used with adjustable bases. You may prefer these two great products, if you like the feeling of quilted foam. These are great choices for US residents because of they all ship in a box.

Which Mattress is Right for You?

Choose the Puffy Mattress If You Like

  • To save money (costs less than Amerisleep AS3)
  • A longer sleep trial (offers a longer sleep trial period than Amerisleep AS3)
  • A lifetime warranty (back up their mattress for life, while Amerisleep AS3 offers a 20-year warranty)
  • To sleep cooler (Puffy uses gel infused memory foam that sleeps cooler than the open-cell memory foam of Amerisleep AS3)

Choose the Amerisleep AS3 Mattress If You Like

  • A thicker mattress (it is 12” thick and Puffy is 10” thick)
  • A more supportive design (has 3 construction layers and Puffy has 2)

Both mattresses are manufactured in the USA, work for all sleeping positions, and ship between 1 to 5 working days.

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Puffy vs. Amerisleep AS3 Mattress (Detailed Review)

Construction and Materials

Puffy Mattress

The Puffy mattress is probably the only all-foam bed with only two construction layers. Puffy believes in simplicity, and according to them, the two layers are enough to provide the support, body contouring, and comfort most sleepers look for in a mattress.

The bed is 10 inches high. The top layer is made of 4 inches of cooling cloud gel-infused foam. This is by far the most effective cooling technology in the market. This layer has excellent airflow and breathability. It draws heat away from your body, allowing you to sleep cooler.

Underneath the cooling cloud is a 6-inch firm core support foam layer that provides strength and durability. The support core is also made of Insta-Firm technology for superior support and ninety-nine percent better breathability compared to regular foam beds.

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress

The Amerisleep AS3 is the most popular among the five Amerisleep mattresses. This American-made bed is 12 inches thick. It features three foam layers that provide blended softness and support for people with different sleeping styles.

The first layer is made of three inches of memory foam. This layer features an advanced open-cell design that is very effective at wicking away moisture during sleep. It also conforms very well to the shape of your body for better pressure relief.

The second layer is made of two inches of poly foam. This is a transition layer that offers superb responsiveness and softness. It does an outstanding job of distributing your weight evenly for exceptional body conformance.

The third layer is made of seven inches of high-density poly foam. This layer provides a very strong base that will not sag easily. The support foam is also partly made of plants; therefore, it is eco-friendly.

All the three layers are covered by a high performance, highly breathable celliant cover. The cover features thirteen thermo reactive minerals, which work together to improve the general performance of the bed. The celliant technology used in the cover improves sleep quality as well as wellness.

 The Amerisleep AS3 wins this category. 

Feel and Firmness

Puffy Mattress

After our sleep test, we gave the mattress a firmness of about 7 out of 10. We found that the Puffy offers a medium firm feel.

This is a good choice for all sleepers. When sleeping on the side, the Puffy will contour to the shape of your body, providing adequate support for superb pressure relief. You will slightly sink into the bed for a cradling feel.

On your back, you will experience the gel-infused foam cuddling your back as you sink in. The top layer allows for even weight distribution that ensures you do not feel stuck on the bed. This allows you to change positions at ease.

If you are a stomach sleeper, you will get some level of comfort with the Puffy. However, it may not be ideal for you if you are the kind of person who sleeps mostly on the stomach. You may need a little more firmness for good stomach support.

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress

After our sleep test, we gave this mattress a firmness level of 6 out of 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the firmest. Therefore, the Amerisleep AS3 is a medium firm bed that is more on the firmer side of medium.

When you press into the mattress, you will feel the comfort layer contouring to your hand, and you will end up feeling the firmer transition layer when you apply more pressure. The poly foam provides a quicker response to pressure than the memory foam.

When sleeping on the back, you will experience the initial feel of the top memory foam layer. You will experience a sinking feeling as the mattress contours to the shape of your body. You also get reliable lumbar support for back sleeping.

The medium feel is ideal for side sleeping because it provides good pressure relief on the shoulder and hip area. However, this may not be the perfect choice for side sleepers who prefer a softer firmness.

Amerisleep AS3 may also be a good bed for stomach sleeping. You will not feel too much pressure on your chest. Your hips may sink a little bit due to the top memory foam layer, but they won’t sink too deep to cause pressure points.

 The Amerisleep wins this category. 

Motion Transfer and Sinkage

Puffy Mattress

This mattress delivers outstanding performance when it comes to reducing motion transfer. The two layers work extremely well together to provide superior contouring and resilience. As a result, there will be less movement, since motion is restricted to a specific area.

This is a medium feel bed that is more on the softer side. So, you should expect to sink in for that hugging feel. However, the sinkage may be too much for people who carry a lot of weight.

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress

The three foam layers work together to provide great body contouring and weight distribution, which allows for reliable motion isolation. You will hardly feel your partner’s movements, not unless he or she jumps into the bed.

This bed is a little on the firmer side of medium. So, you should not expect to sink too deep into the mattress, not unless you are carrying a lot of weight.

 The Puffy works better on motion transfer, but AS3 works better on Sinkage. 

Sleeping Cool

Puffy Mattress

This bed is specifically designed to provide a cooling cloud sleeping surface. The gel infused upper layer is very effective at dissipating heat away from your body. Therefore, it restricts the development of any hot spots, allowing you to sleep cooler.

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress

The memory foam used in the first layer features advanced open-cell design that helps in moisture wicking. The cover also improves airflow. The combined action of the celliant cover and open-cell structure draws moisture away, allowing you to sleep cool.

 The AS3 wins this category. 


Puffy Mattress
Size Price ($) – After coupon
Twin 595
Twin XL 625
Full 795
Queen 950
King 1,150
Cal King 1,150

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress
Size Price ($)-After Coupon
Twin 899
Twin XL 949
Full 1,049
Queen 1,199
King 1,499
Cal King 1,499
Split King 1,898
 The Puffy wins this category. 

Customer Service

Puffy Mattress
  • Sleep Trial

You have 101 nights to test the performance of the Puffy, and a refund is guaranteed in case you are not satisfied.

  • Warranty

The manufacturer claims that this is the most comfortable bed you will ever need, and that is why they offer a Lifetime Warranty.

  • Shipping

Puffy mattress comes with free shipping and returns.

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress
  • Sleep Trial

Amerisleep AS3 is backed by 100 night trial. You get free return and refund in case you are unsatisfied with the mattress.

  • Warranty

Amerisleep AS3 is backed by a 20 year warranty.

  • Shipping

Amerisleep provides you with fast, easy and free shipping.

 The Puffy wins this category. 

In Summary

  Puffy Mattress Amerisleep AS3 Mattress
Price of Queen ($) 950 1,199
Number of Layers 2 3
Thickness (inches) 10 12
Comfort Level Medium Firm Medium
Sleep Trial 101 100
Warranty Lifetime Warranty 20 Year Warranty

In terms of cost-based value and quality, the Puffy is a better choice than the Amerisleep AS3. In terms of construction, Amerisleep AS3 provides excellent support and comfort.

As far as performance is concerned, Puffy seems to be the best option in terms of motion transfer and sleeping cool. The two layers of this mattress work together to provide better contouring and resilience for increased motion isolation. Also, the gel-infused foam offers superior heat dissipation.

As far as support is concerned, the 12-inch Amerisleep AS3 seems to offer greater support compared to the Puffy. You also do not get to sink in too much, which is great for back and stomach sleepers.

The Puffy brand seems to be the best as far as customer service is concerned. You get a longer sleep trial period and a lifetime warranty. With that said, our overall winner is the Puffy mattress. However, the final say relies entirely on you.

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