How To Test A Mattress In Your Home: 9 Issues That Will Ruin Your Night

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Setting up a bed-in-a-box mattress

Your new mattress has arrived!

You’ve lugged that heavy box into your bedroom, unboxed it, unrolled it on your bed and watched it puff itself into a real, grown-up mattress. Cool!

Fortunately, because you bought your mattress online you now have 100 nights to test it in your home.

This means you can really get to know your new bed like never before – at zero financial risk.

But, um, exactly how do you really know if your new mattress is working for you and your partner?

In this quick guide, I’ll walk you through the 9 things you should pay attention to after your mattress arrives, to ensure it’s a keeper.

If your purchase does not meet your needs, then this guide will also help you identify specifically what’s wrong so you can be more careful when selecting your next bed.

So, let’s dive in.

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Memory Foams Explained: Do They Really Differ That Much?

memory foam layers

Mattress shopping is already a hassle, and deciding between different memory foams make it an even harder task.

One of the most popular questions we get is “do memory foams really differ that much, or is it all just marketing hype?”.

The quick answer is: it depends on what you care about.

There are three main types of memory foams on the market: visco-elastic, gel-infused and plant-based.  Each offers a different level of heat dissipation, bounce and other features.

This article will help you understand the differences among these three types of foam and hopefully make it easier for you to select the best memory foam mattress for your needs.

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Why Do People Buy Memory Foam Mattresses?

Quality, cost and comfort are the most reasons people select a memory foam mattress.

Memory foam mattresses are often considered the most comfortable type of mattress because memory foams are very malleable and conform well to any body shape, which helps to evenly disperse body weight over the surface of the bed & to relieve pressure points in joints such as the hips and shoulders.

With less pressure concentrated on any part of the body, the body’s blood circulation increases and less pain develops, resulting in a better night’s sleep.

Most memory foams are also antimicrobial, keeping dust mites and other nasty bugs at bay, which allows for a healthier sleeping space.

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Memory Foam vs. Spring Mattress: Does It Really Matter?

memory foam vs. spring mattress

Mattress companies love to tout the benefits of their unique technologies.  More than anything, they like to talk about the benefits of foam vs. spring.

Ignore that noise.

While it’s true that technology and construction can contribute to comfort, it’s just a damn lie to say that either memory foam mattress or an innerspring mattress is better for everyone.

You need to look deeper than that.

This article explains the differences between the two most popular types of mattresses sold online and describes what types of sleepers benefit most from each – and why.

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