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Welcome to my mobile-friendly guide to buying a mattress online.
A Little About Mois
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My name is Trish.
Well, actually, Trish is my nom de guerre (pen name). For practical reasons, my real name will remain a secret… read why, below.
I am a native of New Orleans, LA, a city that has incredible culture, awesome food and is a lot of fun to live in.
NOLA, as we call it, is also a very warm and humid place to live for half the year, which makes it a great place to test mattresses for hot spots.
About My Sleeping Style
I'm married to a wonderful guy.
But my husband and I have very different needs when it comes to sleeping on a mattress:
- My husband, Eric (also a pen name), is a big, athletic guy (210 lbs, 6'2″) who sleeps on his back and moves around a lot at night. He hates beds that are too hot.
- I am 5'9 and 125 lbs. I like to sleep on my side and my stomach. I don't work out a lot, to be honest. And, I tend to get chilly way to easily.
These differences make finding one mattress for the two of us a real challenge.
My Online Mattress Journey
About 2 years ago, my husband and I started looking at buying a mattress online, mainly to save money.
We purchased a Casper and loved the simplicity of buying online and the low price. It's a great mattress for the money.
Soon after we bought our Casper, however, more companies started selling mattresses direct-to-consumer (or at least we became aware of more).
Every time a new announcement came out, we liked the new features. And they all promised 75-100 night free trials.
Let's just say, we were intrigued.
So, kind of on a lark, I decided to return the Casper and embark on an online mattress binge, to find the single mattress that fit us best.
Over the past couple of years, we've bought, tried and returned quite a few mattresses.
And, no, I won't name the mattress we're sleeping on right now. That's got nothing to do with finding the right mattress for you.
I designed this mobile-friendly website to help you select the right mattress to try at home, in just a few minutes.
That said, I will not tell you which mattress is best for you, because I can't possibly know that.
Besides, that's exactly why most online mattress companies give you 100 nights, risk-free: to find out for yourself!
My advice to anyone shopping online is simple: use this site or one of the other reputable mattress review sites to find a mattress that best matches your needs & budget, then sleep on it.
If the mattress you order doesn't work out, then order another one and return the one you didn't like – after the new one arrives.
Most companies will pick it up the return, at no charge to you.
When you think about it, this process is a heck of a lot smarter way to buy a mattress than sitting on one in a store for 10 minutes.
How To Use This Site
To find a mattress that best matches your needs & budget, start with the comparison tables on the home page.
Each table lists my top picks for a different sleeping style, need or type of mattress. For each table, I explain the criteria I used to select & rate the mattresses.
Here's an example of one table, for Memory Foam mattresses:
You can do 3 things with each comparison table:
- To view more details about a mattress, touch the green plus sign.
- To read my 10-minute mattress review, touch the name.
- To jump to the manufacturer's website, touch the price.
All tables are 100% mobile-friendly and responsive, so you can view them on any device and text them to friends, etc.
Every mattress is rated on a scale of 1 (horrible) to 5 (best in class) – but this is just my opinion, based on my experience and/or based on reviews by people & websites I trust. Don't take my rating as gospel or anything.
In case you're wondering: yes, I wrote every word on this site.
If you have a comment, question, correction or clarification, please don't hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of the page you're reading – or send me a private message using our contact form.
Why I Use a Pen Name
You may be asking yourself: why don't we use our real names, on this site?
Simple – two reasons:
- This isn't our full time gig. My husband and I have day jobs we'd like to keep. He works in online marketing, and I work in insurance.
- We don't like the unsolicited emails, unwanted public attention and sometimes threatening emails that putting your real name online generates, these days.
Final point: this website is a hobby – not a full time business.
So please be patient with my replies!
Thank you for visiting.
I hope this site helps you save time and money – and helps you and your S.O. sleep better!
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