Creating A Cozy Bedroom: Check Out Redfin’s Article!

Nothing beats ending your day by falling asleep in a relaxing and cozy bedroom – especially if your New Year’s resolution was to get a better night’s sleep. With all the cozy bedroom design options out there- from cozy blankets to mattress toppers and white noise machines- you might be looking for the best ideas to make your room more relaxing. To answer all your bedroom design questions, we’ve reached out to experts living in…

The Best And Worst Paint Colors For Your Bedroom

Throughout our site we promote the best mattresses and we review mattresses based on comfort and support, but a mattress is just one part of a solid sleep hygiene program. In fact, the color of your walls and ceiling, furniture, carpet, and artwork has a profound effect on sleep induction and calming the mind as you prepare for bed. The colors in our living environments can be different from room to room, depending upon the…

Technology And Mattresses: The Astonishing Techno-Craft Of Mattress Making

One hundred years ago, mattresses were actually fairly sophisticated. In the late 19th century the Industrial Revolution spawned the creation of the first coiled innerspring rack, a rectangular, coiled suspension of tensioned springs that totally reinvented the concept of comfort and support. This was a quantum leap ahead in mattress technology, lightyears ahead of the typical bag filled with straw, linter cotton, animal pelts, and shredded garment fiber. Innerspring mattresses became the standard sleep surface…

Hasten Mattress Review

What’s Inside The Hastens Vividus: A $150,000 Mattress Owned By Royalty, Celebrities, And The Chosen Few: Is It Worth It? Just like owning a high end sports car, celebrities and people with money to burn on the finest things in life can also own the world’s most expensive- and according to the company that makes it-the most comfortable mattress ever made. That mattress is made by a company in Sweden called Hastens. They’re no newcomer,…

How To Clean A Mattress: Tips From A Mattress Industry CEO

Cleaning a mattress is often that gets put on the back burner unless there is a major disaster such as a liquid spill, which usually requires that the mattress be discarded. Often our readers will contact us to see what advice we can offer when a mattress has been damaged, or when it’s time to do spring cleaning, or a deep cleaning, often when allergies are involved. Before we even get started with this guide…

White Glove Delivery And Setup Service For Mattresses: Is It Worth It?

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive as mattress experts centers around the issue of add-on services like mattress delivery and setup service. A lot of consumers often overlook the fact that most bed in a box retailers use the same delivery method, either using FedEx or UPS to deliver a rolled up mattress to your door.  UPS and FedEx does not offer in home setup service, nor do they haul away your…

How Important Is Sleep? Consider The Reality Of Death By Sleep Deprivation

As a mattress review site and a wellness platform, one of our areas of interest is obviously the importance of sleep and how it affects our biology and how it impacts our everyday lives. We know that sleep is a fundamental requirement that our body and brain requires for normal function, that it is essential for building cells, hormones, repairing our bodies, rebooting our brains, and removing toxins.  Every once in a while, all of…

An Expert’s Guide: Setting Up Your Bed In A Box Mattress

An Expert’s Guide: Setting Up Your Bed In A Box Mattress Buying your first bed in a box mattress is actually pretty cool, and setting them up is even more fun. Keeping a few tips and pointers in mind can make the process easier, protect your investment, and insure that you’re doing it right. After you’ve order your online mattress and you’re patiently waiting for your UPS or FedEx to show up at your door…

Understanding Mattress Trial Periods: An Expert Explains

Mattress Trial Periods Explained By An Industry Expert Because mattress sales have largely shifted to online buying instead of purchasing in brick and mortar retail stores where you can at least lay down on a mattress, in home trial periods have become an essential part of the purchase. Buy before you try is sometimes a game changer for a lot of products, and impacts just a few categories including clothing, cars, and mattresses. Let’s face it,…

Only One In Three Americans Get Enough Sleep, CDC Finds

Only One In Three Americans Get Enough Sleep, CDC Finds According to a study published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which documented estimates of self-reported sleep duration, more than 35% of Americans do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. It’s the first study of its kind that documents which components of the population are sleep deprived. According to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, adults…

The Mattress Buyer Guide Now The Web’s Most Popular Bedding Review Site

When we first started our mattress review site way back in 200, we truly had no idea that the concept of a former industry CEO and mattress designing veteran offering tips and pointers to mattress shoppers would become an internet phenomenon. Marc Anderson recently created a YouTube video that describes how his experience has played into the success and the dynamics of a mattress review site that is truly third party and not run by…

A Review Site That Sells A Mattress? About Our MBG Bed And Why It Is Creating A Huge Buzz..

Why would a third party bedding products review site invent a mattress and announce that it would be sold directly on its own site? Good question, one that created a lot of chin scratching when our editor and founder, Marc Anderson, a 30 year mattress industry CEO, mattress designer, and inventor, suddenly got the idea. After all, The Mattress Buyer Guide set out to be a resource where a consumer what was looking for academic…

Why You Need 7 Hours Of Sleep, And Why Only 3 Can Kill You

Medical experts say we should get at least seven hours of restorative, productive sleep each night. But as many as one in three of us sleeps less than six hours almost routinely—a trend that can have serious health consequences. Just one night of poor sleep can leave you feeling cranky and unmotivated. You may be too tired to work efficiently, to exercise, or to eat healthfully. And over time, continued sleep deprivation increases the risk…

What Do Density and ILD Ratings For Foam Mean?

What Do Density and ILD/IFD Ratings For Memory Foam Mean? To distinguish between foam mattresses and all of the ingredients that are used in them, and to have a kind of rosetta stone “code” to be able to understand whether you are buying a really good mattress or a promotional grade bed made with the same foam used to use as filler in cheap sofas, more and more consumers want to know about the esoteric…

Why Brick And Mortar Mattress Stores Are Dying

We’ve all seen it. The rise of the online, rolled and compressed, bed in a box mega e-tailers. Their ads follow us endlessly on social media, in airports, on buses. Hundreds of companies have risen up in the last few years to challenge the traditional brick and mortar mattress buying model, the hovering salesman with his tie dangling in your face as you lie upon one mattress after another, under the glare of fluorescent lighting.…

Foam Mattresses: Myths And Misconceptions

One of the most commonly asked questions we get via email and our Facebook page is “All of these big selling mattresses appear to be the same, which one should I buy?”, eluding to the overwhelming choices of foam hybrid mattresses available, especially online. Now that the dust has settled after the so-called “mattress disruptors” came in to being in the last five years, companies like Casper, Tuft&Needle, Loom And Leaf, Purple, an others, and…

Bright Lights, Especially Blue Computer And Tablet Light, Can Destroy Your Sleep Hygiene

If you have trouble sleeping, laptop or tablet use at bedtime might be to blame… new research suggests that the bluish white glow radiating from your cell phone, laptop, or tablet as you lie in bed at night may be disrupting your body’s ability to allow you to fall asleep. Mariana Figueiro of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her team showed that two hours of iPad use at maximum brightness was…

How Building Up “Sleep Credit” Increases Grey Matter Volume And Better Mental Health

In modern society, people often fail to obtain the amount of sleep that experts recommend for good health and performance. Insufficient sleep can lead to degraded cognitive performance and alterations in emotional functioning, truly affecting health and well being.. However, most people also acknowledge that on a regular basis they obtain more sleep than they subjectively perceive they need at a minimum to maintain alertness, higher energy levels, and better work performance, something that you…

Casper, Tuft & Needle, Loom And Leaf, Purple…Too Many Options?

Shopping for that perfect mattress used to be simple. The local fluorescent cavern filled with dozens of beds, Chad the mattress salesman leading you to the perfect bed, his easy manner and too close for comfort hovering, were all part of the experience. We were led like sheep to some version of an innerspring mattress with a poofy pillowtop that kind of all felt the same. But at least you could try your bed out…

Understanding The Importance Of Density When Buying A Memory Foam Bed

Memory foam comes in a wide variety of densities, and we often get asked what this density number means and how to compare memory foams. First, what is density. This is the weight of a memory foams, and tells you a bit about it. The higher the number, the more material is in the foam, and so the more cushion as a general rule However, in my experience, as the density gets higher — above…