About Bed Renu
Bed Renu claims to be a custom sleep system that can turn any mattress into a customized support bed that can help reduce your aches and pains. Bed Renu can hold up to 700 pounds, so regardless of your shape or size, its patent pending design is claimed to smooth your old mattress and provide total body support.
In order to accomplish this, Bed Renu operates similar to a pump-up air bladder that works over 3 steps:
- Place the Bed Renu underneath your mattress.
- Pump it up to your desired comfort level.
- Dents and depressions in your mattress will disappear, leading to increased comfort.
In addition, the manufacturer claims you can place Bed Renu at the top of your mattress to lift your head and provide relief from snoring, acid reflux, and more, or at the bottom to lift your feet to reduce pressure on your lower back and to reduce swelling.
If Bed Renu really works as advertised, imagine all the money you’d be able to save by not having to spend hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars on a new mattress. So, the big question is; can you really expect Bed Renu to “restore your mattress to better than new?” Consider the following:
You Have Other Options
When it comes to methods for temporarily addressing any sagging/dipping in your mattress, you’ve got a wide variety of options. For example, Mattress Medic and Contour Mattress Remedy use low-pressure air bladders similar to Bed Renu, while Mattress Helper uses foam. Granted, these are much more expensive options than Bed Renu, but according to Ebed.com, you may be able to lift sagging areas of your mattress using pillows you already own, and even with plywood.
Concerns Regarding Bed Renu’s Effectiveness
Next, while it’s reasonable to believe that Bed Renu can help level low spots on your mattress, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will make you more comfortable. Why? Because of displacement.
We won’t get into the nitty-gritty details here, but we ran across this Amazon review that summarized everything nicely: “This is displacement at it's basic level. It's a bunch of big pockets of low-pressure air. What would happen if you laid on a half-inflated inner tube? You'd sink in the middle and it would bulge around you. The same thing happens here. Just like your original mattress, this will sag wherever the weight of your body applies pressure, HOWEVER, the displaced air will also lift the places where there is no weight, creating the illusion of more sag, and NO support.”
What’s the Consumer Feedback for Bed Renu?
Bed Renu is a very new product, and didn’t have any online customer reviews available at the time of our research. In addition, the Bed Renu website doesn’t provide any information about the manufacturer, although based on their customer service phone number (more about this next), it appears to be the same manufacturer as One Stop Shine Auto.
Bed Renu Pricing & Refund Policy
Bed Renu is priced at $19.95 plus $7.99 S&H. The support system also comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, as well as a 10-year warranty.
In order to initiate a refund or to file a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact customer service at 973-287-5166.
Can Bed Renu Transform Your Old Mattress & Save You Money?
Chopping to the Point: As a simple air bladder that’s inflated using an attached hand pump, Bed Renu will almost certainly help level low spots in your mattress, although we have some concerns about whether or not this would ultimately increase your comfort. And considering you’ll lose about half of your investment in S&H charges if you decide to return it, Bed Renu could be a moderately expensive “test.” Ultimately, you’ll have to decide if this is worth rolling the dice.