Where Do Most Mattress Companies Source Their Materials?

mattress companies source their materials

Have you ever wondered from where the mattress materials (foam, cotton, or springs) in your mattress come? Are they sourced locally, or are they imported from China and does it matter? In this post, we explain where most mattress companies source their materials and the difference it makes in mattress quality. Does ‘Made In America’ … Read more…

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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8 Leading Mattress-Cooling Technologies Explained & Compared

A cooling mattress topper

A 2014 poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that temperature was one of the main factors leading to poor sleep in both adults and children. While the report did not specify the source of temperature-related problems, for most people, it’s the mattress — specifically, a hot mattress. Many people sleep on memory foam mattresses, … Read more…

Firm vs. Soft Mattress: Which One is Right For You?

Ghostbed Vs Purple online mattress comparison

Even with the advent of online mattresses, there is still one aspect of mattress shopping that confounds shoppers; whether to buy a soft or firm mattress. Granted, most online mattress companies have made it easier to make a decision. Not because people are sure what kind of mattress they need but because they can make … Read more…

Olympic Queen or Texas King: How to Pick the Right Mattress Size

Best online mattress size guide

Buying the best online mattress won’t help you much if you choose the wrong size. Many people tend to underestimate how much personal space they need to sleep comfortably. Couples are especially prone to buying too-small mattresses. You never realize just how cramped the bed was until you ditch your double mattress for a king … Read more…

What is a Multi-Zone Mattress and What Are Its Benefits?

Casper Wave Comfort Zones - memory foam vs. spring

A lot goes into making the best mattress. The engineers have to consider the sleeping preferences of different people, different body weights, all kinds of sleeping positions and whether they sleep alone or with a partner. Mattress companies have mostly managed to create a universal comfort mattress either by using special materials (e.g. Purple’s comfort … Read more…

What Exactly are PCMs and How do They Keep the Mattress Cool?

Nest Love & Sleep Mattress Review - layers of foam

Online mattresses use various cooling techniques. Some use punctured foam while others combine foam with cooling gel. The Nest Love & Sleep mattress and several others use a phase change cover. This is a type of cover embedded with PCMs or Phase Changing Materials. A phase change cover is regarded as one of the best … Read more…

Does the Number of Layers Matter When Shopping For a New Mattress?

Does number of layers matter when doing an online mattress comparison

If you do a quick online mattress comparison looking for a good mattress, you’ll find that most of them have roughly the same number of layers. Foam mattresses usually have 3 layers while innerspring ones can have up to 4 or 5 layers. These layers fall into three zones: the comfort layer which is soft … Read more…

What is Sleep Latency and How Does It Affect Your Sleep Quality?

Sleep on a comfortable online mattress to reduce sleep latency

In my last blog post, I talked about sleep efficiency, which is a measure of sleep quality. Today I’ll explain another closely related sleep metric called sleep latency which is also an important indication of your overall sleep quality. How long does it take you to fall asleep when your head hits the pillow? 1 … Read more…