In today’s age, fully climate-controlled homes rarely have their windows open. As a result, indoor air quality becomes a serious health issue that all too often goes ignored. Take the case of your bedroom, for example, in which most of us spend more time than any other room in the house. Are you aware that all the furniture in that room, including your mattress, is slowly releasing gasses and other substances into the air you breathe all night long? Read More
Why is the amount of sleep we should get vs. what we actually get each night two different things? Is it really that hard to make sure we get to bed at a reasonable hour in order to feel our best the next day? Or is it occasionally worth it to sacrifice sleep just to add a couple extra hours to our day? Read More
As children and young adults, we never had to pay that much attention to getting a good night’s sleep. It just seemed like regardless of what unhealthy dietary habits or sporadic bedtimes we threw into the mix, we were always able to wake up the following day feeling pretty darn good.
Fast forward twenty years, and that all starts to change. Suddenly, not getting the right amount of sleep the night before a big day at work spells major consequences, and the stress that goes along with those consequences only continues to fuel a downward spiral of sleep loss that can eventually take a toll on our long-term health. Read More
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably recently purchased a new mattress (or are considering doing so). Not it’s time to find the best way to make it last as long as possible. You might not think it at first, but there are a lot of ways you can actually be damaging your mattress while trying to clean it or otherwise prolong its life. With that in mind, we’ve put together the following list of helpful mattress care tips to make sure your new bed delivers the best possible return on investment. Read More
Thirty years ago it was common practice to flip your mattress every few months to prevent indentations from forming in any particular part of the bed that consistently supported the most weight. But with today’s high-tech manufacturing processes and improved overall mattress quality, it’s not exactly clear if mattress flipping is even advisable anymore. Furthermore, a large portion of today’s mattresses are pillowtop, so what would happen if you were to flip the pillow side over and try breaking-in the other side? Read More
Most sleepers prefer a particular sleep style or position, and usually start out in when you lie down to go to sleep at night. Some of us are back sleepers, others are side sleepers, and even a stomach sleeper. What’s important is not which particular position you like to sleep in (although some doctors have opinions on this), but rather that you’re aware of just how important it is to choose the best mattress for your sleep style. Read More
Do You Know Which Mattress Type Suits You Best?
America has always been a country based on innovation, and with that comes a wide variety of product choices. Just as we are the only country in the world that dedicates an entire aisle of the supermarket to frozen pizza options, the available variety of mattress types on today’s market can seem equally overwhelming at first. To help get you started in deciding which type of mattress is best for you, we’ve put together this easy-to-follow overview of the five leading mattress types, along with the pros & cons of each design. Read More
Now that all the millennium-era excitement over memory foam has finally started to trail off, many mattress shoppers are left wondering where they go from here. While they have enjoyed the orthopedic advantages of sleeping on memory foam these past few years, they’ve also noticed something about it that they absolutely despise: it’s ability to absorb inertia ends up killing your sex life at the same time that it’s healing your joints.
Nevertheless, most memory foam owners still aren’t very excited about the idea of going back to an old-fashioned innerspring mattress either, but they admit that the nostalgic bounciness of springs sure was nice for “some” things. Read More
If you’ve sat in front of a television for at least an hour at any time during the past 15 years, chances are you’ve seen a commercial advertising memory foam mattresses. Since it’s pretty much impossible to argue that this material doesn’t have a completely unique feel (as compared to any other bed type on the market), it’s not surprising that the memory foam craze eventually swept the entire nation. What’s less clear, nonetheless, is where did memory foam first originate and how has it evolved in recent years? Read More
If you’ve never tried sleeping on a latex mattress (and many people haven’t), you owe it to yourself to see what you’ve been missing out on. Just as the conforming touch of memory foam feels totally different from the responsive support of springs, latex occupies a territory completely its own. Read More