The main thing we’re all looking for when we buy a new mattress is comfort— but comfort encompasses so many other things, like temperature regulation, firmness, and even body type. Those who weigh 200 pounds or more approach mattress shopping with a few more specific needs than the average weight person looking for a basic bed. […]
Our favorite sleep position and mattress are directly tied to how well we sleep each night. The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep, but this can be hindered if we’re sleeping on the wrong mattress. For combinations sleepers, the best mattress must provide consistent comfort and support, no matter the sleep position. […]
The ideal room temperature for optimal sleep is 67 degrees, yet 1 in 10 adults overheat each night. Overheating results in night sweats, sleep disruptions, and daytime drowsiness. If you’re a hot sleeper and struggle with sleep, a cooling mattress might be the perfect solution. Cooling mattresses are designed for temperature regulation and to prevent […]
Buying a new mattress is overwhelming, let alone finding one that’s the right firmness. While a soft, plush bed is the image we conjure up in our minds when we think of a comfortable mattress, some prefer a firmer surface to rest on at night. Firm mattresses can be ideal for heavier sleepers, those with […]
It used to be that finding the best mattress brand involved a long day of trying out different beds in a few different mattress stores until you finally found one that you (and maybe your partner) liked. Now, the advent of the internet has brought with it a more convenient way to shop for mattresses. […]
Despite their name, hybrid mattresses have little to do with being green or eco-friendly, like hybrid cars. Hybrid mattresses combine two very different mattress materials into one, creating a mattress for those who want the pressure relief and conformity of memory foam with the bounce and cooling airflow of innersprings. If hybrids seem like a […]
When we age, it can become harder for us to get a good night’s sleep. Many of us experience greater trouble falling asleep, we may sleep more lightly, or we may wake more frequently. All of these sleep issues can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, and mood and memory problems. One study found that we lose […]
A 2018 study found that more than 27 million Americans are affected with some form of osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. Hip osteoarthritis is one of the more prevalent types, perhaps because the hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints. In other words— it does a lot of work and takes a […]
You probably found this article because someone you know just got a mattress delivered to their house in a small box and you’re wondering…is that really a thing? Yes, it is! And it’s more than just a passing trend. We can’t talk about beds in a box without talking about the ubiquitous foam mattress— since […]
On the outside, sleep doesn’t exactly appear to be all that productive. You’re sprawled out, eyes closed, pretty much unconscious and totally dead to the outside world.
If you’ve ever stared yourself down in the mirror after a poor night’s sleep, you know that too few Zzz’s can make you look…not great.
While today we think of the word “best” as meaning “the highest quality,” the origins of the word point to a slightly different meaning— remedy. We all want to sleep well, but so many of us aren’t getting the sleep we need. Your mattress should be a remedy, not a barrier to that sleep. When […]
For many Americans, waking up simply doesn’t happen without a cup of coffee. Neither does work. Or studying. So you may have already guessed they drink a lot of coffee. But how much is a lot? Who drinks the most exactly? And what happens if they’re unable to get their hands on a cup? We surveyed […]
We all know how important sleep is, but somehow high-quality sleep still eludes so many of us. Poor sleep can lead to or exacerbate existing health issues, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep disorders, heart disease, and mental illness. Clearly, it’s not something to take lightly! If you suffer from sleep deprivation, aches […]