Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm

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Experience our most powerful temperature regulating iComfort memory foam technology with the Serta iComfort Blue Max 5000 Luxury Firm mattress.

Top Layers of Comfort
First, it combines our TempActiv™ Max Gel Memory Foam and TempActiv™ Touch Fabric Technology with two layers of our firm Deep Reaction™ Memory Foam for an instant “cool-to-the-touch” feeling and enhanced heat dissipation. Next, a layer of ActivBalance™ Support Foam and our all-new Air Suspension Technology™ helps further enhance comfort and support. These materials work together to relieve painful pressure points while helping to keep your body properly supported so you can relax your body and mind.

Core Layers of Support
The 6” Serta® Ultimate Edge® Foam Core is the foundation for the advanced Gel Foams. It provides a firm and long-lasting support system.

Our Recommendation
This one is for the lovers of “firm but soft”. It will give you that strong support you want to feel with just the right amount of cushion on the sleep surface.  The Serta iComfort 5000 Elite Luxury Firm is recommended for both back and stomach sleepers.

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Bed Size

Twin XL, Queen, King, Cal King, Split Cal King





Mattress Type



10 Years

Comfort Layers

Advanced Adapt™ Foam, Primacool™ Performance Fabric, Primasense™ Gel Foam

Support Structure

Intellicoil® Advanced

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35 reviews for Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm

  1. KennethW1519573449

    We got the Icomfort Blue Max in January 2018. I have never spent that amount of money on a mattress ever. It was the best decision we ever made. I honestly sleep through the night now with out waking up at least twice during the night. I feel rested when I wake in the mornings, not groggy.

  2. JorgeM1513171332

    Is really good products I love since I buy one I always wake up with a lot more energy this because I sleep better than before

  3. LarryS1540654662

    The first night on this mattress was best sleep I have ever had. We always opted for a pillow soft top after a few years, we would wake up hurting all over, problems going and staying asleep, and headaches. But we have had this several weeks and every night is great. I just cannot believe the difference. Thank you Serta. Delivery was quick, easy, and professional.

  4. HaroldMH1521635426

    It’s a great mattress keep me cool throughout the night.

  5. EricJ1505333800

    This mattress is so comfortable and I can’t wait for bed tonight!!

  6. JennineM1519543438

    When I tried this product in the store it was comfortable. When it arrived in my home it was the most lumpy uncomfortable mattress I ever slept on a waste of my money. The spots I slept most on where softer than other spots it doesn’t break in evenly. Hated this mattress. I don’t know if my mattress is defective but it horrible where I wake up to lower back pain every night.

  7. HollieL09

    My husband and I absolutely love our new mattress! It is firm enough to provide adequate body support; and plush, as though sleeping on a soft cloud. It truly is the best of both worlds for us. We, also, extremely enjoy the comfort of the cool-touch; for once we can sleep through the night without over-heating and tossing & turning. We highly recommend this mattress!

  8. RobertF1535377750

    It is so comfortable and doesn’t move around like our old mattress set. Also, it stays nice and cool during the warm months of summer. We recommended it to my brother when he was looking to replace his mattress. He too loves his new mattress.

  9. VolinaM1517941433

    I love the firm of it I like firm I get a good night rest

  10. LowellL1515282598

    Love this mattress. My back pain has greatly improved since I began sleeping on this mattress. It is so comfortable I don’t wake up several times a night like I use to. I wake up more refreshed and energized. Highly recommend this mattress and would buy again.

  11. SandraM1516800254

    When we first received our bed it had been on the delivery truck all day and it was extremely cold outside. The mattress was almost frozen and was very hard. Once it warmed up, it was very comfortable. We also purchased the adjustable bases. My husband has started sleeping better and has stopped snoring since we are able to raise the head up. I struggle with some health issues, but since we got the new bed, I am also sleeping much better. This was a good investment for us and I would recommend it without thinking twice.

  12. LowellL1514231282

    The mattress is very well made and feels very luxurious. Great support and just the right amount of firmness. I actually sleep through the night rather then waking up several times during the night to find a comfortable position. I recommend the mattress very highly and I am very pleased.

  13. brendat1506023621

    I like that I can’t feel my 280 lb. husband moving around while he is sleeping !! I now sleep through the night..I don’t sink in the mattress, but it molds nicely to my body.. Very comfortable!! We are both construction workers, so are bodies are sore from very physical work.. we are not as sore now when we wake up in the morning which is really great !! Our other mattress was over 20 years old, bought it brand new.. It was time for a new one, and we made the right choice !!! Thank you Brett Mock (sales man) for helping us pick the right mattress !!!!

  14. Gilguti85

    My fiance and I extremely love our new mattress! It is firm enough to provide body support, but plush enough to make you feel as though you are sleeping on a bed of clouds . I suffer from insomnia and have not been able to find a mattress good enough to make me fall asleep. From the first night that out mattress arrived I have been able to fall asleep with no issues. We definitely enjoy the comfort of the cool touch which helps us out through these hot desert nights. We absolutely recommend this mattress and hope that others can enjoy it as much as we do.

  15. Gilguti85

    My fiance and I extremely love our new mattress! It is firm enough to provide body support, but plush enough to make you feel as though you are sleeping on a bed of clouds . I suffer from insomnia and have not been able to find a mattress good enough to make me fall asleep. From the first night that out mattress arrived I have been able to fall asleep with no issues. We definitely enjoy the comfort of the cool touch which helps us out through these hot desert nights. We absolutely recommend this mattress and hope that others can enjoy it as much as we do.

  16. JordanC1502989043

    I love this bed so much. As someone with severe joint pain this mattress substantially stop the pain so that I might get some sleep. I would recommend it to anyone.

  17. JBNYC9

    This mattress is absolutely heavenly. The moment I climb in, I’m cradled in a way that leaves me feeling weightless. There are zero points of pressure and my chronically aching, lower back seems to realign and calms down. The total body relief that this mattress provides is simply unparalleled by any other mattress I’ve tried including my previous, from a top memory foam competitor. The Blue Max 5000 Elite’s “TempActiv Max Gel Memory Foam” and “Touch Fabric” create an amazing cooling sensation that regulates your body temperature and keeps you from overheating. Overheating was a major issue with my last mattress.

    Regarding support, honestly, I was a bit hesitant to go with a “firm” mattress because I have always preferred softer but, a firmer mattress was suggested to help my back which was paramount.

    Luckily, the 5000 Elite features Serta’s new “Air Suspension Technology” which gets full credit for creating a feeling of weightlessness with complete support. In this case “firm” definitely does not mean “hard” so don’t let that dissuade your consideration. You truly get the best of both worlds with this one.

    Now, about the base becase isn’t that what it’s all about? My mind is blown by the amazing abilities of the Serta Motion Custom II. This pairs seamlessly with my Blue Max 5000. They have thought of absolutely every feature possible to ensure your ultimate, personalized comfort and convenience making leaving your bed the hardest thing you’ll do all day. At least you can spend the rest of your day in great anticipation of bedtime!

    You can control everything from the sleek, back-lit remote that can magnetically stick to your frame for easy access. You have the ability to adjust your leg and head levels to a custom fit or chose from several preprogrammed settings. I’m in love with the “Zero G” button which smoothly shifts you into a position that feels exactly as named. As if that isn’t already impressive, this base comes with 6 built in massage settings. Yes, you will unwind and be lulled into the best sleep by customizing your ideal level out of 3 intensities, designating specific target areas or going full body. You may go as long you like or chose from 10, 20, or 30 min timers. It’s surprisingly quiet too, big bonus for apartment dwellers like myself.

    This base comes with a battery backup system and 2 USB charging ports on each side towards the head so you don’t even have to worry about losing power or keeping your phone or tablet charged while sleeping, working, or relaxing with some Nexflix.

    Sometimes it’s the little things in life that really get me and with this base, I love that the entire thing lights up, underneath, on remote demand. It looks so beautifully classy and gives just the right amount of glow that I find perfect for bedtime wind down. It’s also perfect for couples on different schedules because you could definitely sleep with on, unbothered but, it still provides enough light for someone else to navigate the room.

    I’m also in love with the way this base looks in general. It has several leg options to choose from so customizing to fit the rest of your decor is simple. I believe you could go without legs, as well if you prefer a platform look. Mine has a lovely, chocolate, suede-like fabric on all edges that makes it look just like a regular modern style base. I was happy to learn that it came with brackets that will allow me to still use my current headboard. They’ve designed this so well that you would not even know that this was an adjustable foundation, they’ve certainly come a long way.

    Another great feature besides using the remote, I was able to download the SleepTracker app which, in addition to providing a virtual remote, it actually uses sensors to gage your sleep and help you hit goals if you choose to set them. You may set alerts and reminders to keep you on track. Set up was very easy and I’m excited to see how I can improve my sleep using the data collected.

    I sincerely could not be happier with the Blue Max 5000 Elite and the Motion Custom II Foundation. Sleep is critical for your body’s ability to heal itself and maintain optimal health. When you find the right sleep system, everything else falls into place. This duo is the ultimate life upgrade. Well done, Serta!

  18. Dustin951

    Ever since getting this mattress, I have needed less sleep because I’ve been getting better quality sleep. This mattress is firm enough to provide your body sufficient support but also soft enough to feel like you’re not sleeping on the floor. I have a bad lower back and it has improved significantly since I began sleeping on this mattress.

    My only complaint is that as a big guy, the very ends of the bed do not support me all that well and I feel like I’m going to fall off. Just sleep more towards the center now.

    Overall it’s a fantastic mattress!

  19. Jakebreen88

    After sleeping on the mattress, my normal back and hip pains when I wake up are gone and I wake up feeling refreshed and relaxed.

  20. BeverlyL1537794389

    We’ve both had hip and back pain and now we wake up feeling refreshed! You hardly know that you are sleeping in a bed. Our previous bed was sunken in and it was only after a week that we knew we were in trouble. The I Comfort Blue 5,000 is so nice and comfy. It’s not as heavy as my old mattress either which will make it easier to change the sheets. Love the new mattress!

  21. RobertF1521415856

    I like the comfort of this bed so much more than past bed/beds we’ve had. It’s much more comfortable and conforms to your body. It seems like it learns your body shape. This bed is actually cooler than our previous bed too. It’s quite a bit higher than a conventional bed too and so getting in and out of it is easier for me as I get older. I love this bed!

  22. JohnS1521942121

    Just got it and it’s awesome we will know more as we put a few years on it.

  23. marciew1508949214

    wanted to try a new brand of mattress, and the reviews were high on the serta. so we decided to give them a try and glad we did. we are satisfied.

  24. KatC1506105181

    We did our research before selecting this mattress, but ultimately, it was taking the time at the store to lay on it and test it out for about 30 minutes that led us to believe that this was the mattress for us. Being almost 50, it was time for us to start spending money to get a better mattress, and we are sure glad we did!! This is the best nights sleep I have had in a very long time!

  25. DavidG1542576355

    Between Mattress Firm and Serta, the foam Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm was bed number 9 within an 1.5 year mattress search. All the beds felt awesome to lay on but 8 hours later it was nothing but pain city. Foam Blue Max 1000 Cushion Firm was too hard to break-in at purchase and Foam Blue Max 3000 Elite Plush was too soft after 1 year. I would have to wake up to do a push-up to get out of the hole just to roll over. The Iseries Hybrid 500 Cushion Firm and 300 Plush along with a hybrid Beautyrest made me feel like a punching bag around my mid section from all the coil spring pressure points. I sleep hot so I’m like a rotisserie all night long trying to get off the hot spot that I made. I also went old school by trying out a Sleepy and Serta Hotel innerspring but they were both not comfortable especially Serta with the narrow lumbar support band. I could feel it across my belly being I’m mostly a stomach sleeper. With soreness and tire from poor sleeping habits and running out of bed options I finally ordered Serta’s foam Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm. I’m used to it now but when I first tried it out it was like I was floating in air and 8 hours later I felt no pain. THIS IS THE ONE TO GET! No pressure points. BUT, this is only one part of the SLEEP SYSTEM. I still had hot spot issues. I had to shop around for the best mattress protector and/or pad that did not add to the hot spot. I have the waterproof Serta IComfort mattress protector and put a Therapedic TruCool mattress pad over that. It’s thick enough for better air flow but not too thick to sink down into it. Go with a 500 count lite color PERCALE sheets. Sateen is softer and doesn’t wriggle but is not as cool as percale. And top it all off with a good quilt instead of a comforter. So, 1 Serta Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm, 1 IComfort mattress protector, 1 Therapedic TruCool mattress pad, 1 500 count lite color percale sheet set, and 1 top quilt will give you the Best Sleep System Ever. As for a pillow for a stomach sleeper that is the hardest to find. Stomach sleepers must have a thin but firm pillow and right now a Serta Cool pillow is what I have but I don’t see them anymore at Walmart.

  26. MICHAELH1505248736

    Our first night rest was a success! – No back ache – no shoulder pain and the best of all a FULL night of sleep!

  27. JENNIFERH1521217352

    bought with the adjustable frame and so far so good! we are loving the matress.. it is firm but soft and gives just the right amount of support. The frame is nice for lifting your legs a little or sitting up to watch tv or read. I am loving this bed so far!!! would buy again

  28. FrankC1538422174

    I experienced a very restful first night on my new mattress. I am very impressed just how comfortable it was to sleep on.

  29. Beeholder

    Everyone knows how difficult it is to decide on what Matress to buy, with so many to choose from and each person’s individual prefrences on what works best for them. Well, let me tell you, I have been a bargain shopper with matresses for the last three I have purchased and found myself unhappy and in pain after two years everytime. I am a Side and Back sleeper and so I always went with the comfortable plush pillow tops and memory foam matresses, they were good at first, but I could just tell that the quality of those Matresses were sub par and I would be back in the market shortly.

    This time would be different, I decided to step it up and go with the Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm matress. Well, I have been nothing but surprised. The first thing that I noticed was the quality of the matress cover and the material on the Box Spring. It is a velvety material that is soft to the touch and very durable. The first look of this matress shows the craftsmanship is superior and that I have invested in something truly well made.

    The first nights sleep was even more of a surprise, I laid down and immediately felt cradled and supported, I switched from my side to my back and was able to sleep comfortably in both positions. I slept the entire night without tossing and turning and woke up the next morning feeling rested and without lower back or shoulder pain. Everytime I get into bed I am more and more happy with my choice, making me have zero doubt that this Matress will last a long time and I will be sleeping amazing for years to come.

    One other thing, this Matress is unlike any other memory foam I have ever been on, it creates a new standard for what other matress companies should look up to. Well done Serta and I hope this review helps someone on there hunt for a great night sleep.

  30. PhillipK1518543921

    No more feeling every movement the each other makes all night long so a more restful nights sleep.

  31. PaulB1513694010

    I was impressed with how comfortable my new mattress is. Bet nights sleep I have had in a long time. I usually wake up a few times during the night with back issues and I wake up feeling not refreshed. This was a great purchase

  32. KristiV1540124600

    I have back problems and wanted a firm bed. So we chose this one. I also get hot so we got the cooling bed. This memory foam is the worst. I toss and turn all night and even had warranty company come out to try to see if I could get a new one. They said it needed .25 of an inch to qualify for replacement. They put weights on it to determine if or was sinking in too much. Anyways, I hate this bed so much. Never again will I spend 4K for a piece of crap.

  33. RobertB1515950863

    Even when our 7 month old wakes up in the middle of the night, the adjustable frame helps us feed him and get him back to bed. The comfort of the bed helps us get back to sleep.

  34. NicholasB1503948666

    The product was easy to order had great finance options so i could finally get the bed i needed rather than what i could afford. zero interest for 60 months was definitely a factor in picking a model in this price range which was well worth the price. White glove delivery and setup was amazing with nothing left for me to worry about other than getting some rest. Was worried maybe the all foam design edge would be weak but it has more support than my older spring bed.

  35. Dustin970

    WOW! When I seen this bed, I was curious about it. I had long been wanting to try a memory foam bed, but couldn’t wrap my head around spending thousands on one. I must say, no longer will I think twice about it. My brother has a Serta, however not a memory foam bed, and I loved his, so this I took a jump on. At first it was a little too firm, almost too firm that after a week I almost went back to my regular traditional spring bed. I am glad that I was too lazy to move it back into my room. The bed has some amazing features, multiple layers of different foams, with cooling features. My body type has turned as I age, and I find myself HOT at night, this bed has helped so that I dont sweat, and I stay cool (my dog loves the bed too!) The support is there, it takes time to break the bed in, but trust me, it gets better with age.The bed has a unique cotton wrap around for the top layer, no mattress pad needed. The box springs has a unique velour feel to it, it goes well with the actual mattress. I no longer toss and turn and wake up multiple times in the night. I sleep much better and feel well rested when I wake. Find a good pillow, give the bed time to break in and you will love this bed, I promise. It took me a good 30 days before I felt comfortable writing a honest review.

    I did receive this bed as an incentive to review, this is my god honest review. I did not recieve any compensation for my review, other than a new bed to try out and review.

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