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

Behavioral Insomnia involves poor sleep hygiene

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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Should You Buy a 2-Sided Mattress? Top 10 Considerations For & Against

Split mattress

Double-sided mattresses were once the standard. Users could easily flip the mattress to avoid wearing down one side. The appeal of lower costs led to the single-sided mattresses that are so common today. All the mattresses from big names, including Serta, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic are almost exclusively one-sided. Even newer online startups like Casper and … Read more…

How Often Should I Wash My Sheets? New Research Makes It Clear

wash dirty bed sheets

According to a recent survey, only 41% of American women wash their sheets once a week. About 33% of men do the same.  Yikes!

Comfortable sleep is right for your mental health, and you can only achieve this by sleeping on clean bed linen.

According to experts, you must wash your sheets at least once a week – and there are many benefits for doing this.

Regular washing of sheets can help you to sleep peacefully at night. There are also other benefits to washing sheets, like the fresh scent of clean sheets that helps you sleep better.

The cleanliness of your sheets also helps to prevent elements like dust, bacteria, and allergies that can disrupt your sleep.

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Is It Healthy To Sleep With My Dog At Night?

is it healthy to sleep with your dog

According to the America Pet Products Association (APPA), about 50% of pet owners allow their pets to sleep with them.

Many dog lovers in particular sleep with their canines and they believe there are some benefits of doing that.

However, some people believe that to sleep with a dog poses some health challenges.

To clear this confusion up, the following discussion outlines the pros and cons of sleeping with your dog in bed every night.

Pros Of Sleeping With A Dog

A dog is man's best friend so by sharing a bed; the two will be just strengthening their bond. A dog wants to be close to his human companion, so there may be nothing wrong in allowing him in your bed.  

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Gel Foam vs. Memory Foam – Which One Is the Best?

Gel Foam vs. Memory Foam

When you go shopping for a memory foam mattress, you’ll come across two varieties: standard memory foam and gel memory foam mattresses. If you’ve slept on a memory foam mattress, you know that it can sometimes get too warm. Gel foam mattresses were developed to counter the heat-retention tendency of standard memory foam. But are … Read more…

10 Killer Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Pillows on a mattress

Replacing your existing mattress isn’t easy. Navigating all the mattress websites and stores, deciding between springs and foam, and determining how much you can afford to spend can leave you feeling stressed. Choosing a new mattress becomes even more difficult when you have neck or back pain because if you don’t get the right mattress, … Read more…

Ways to Prevent Back Pain in Bed

Back pain from sleeping on a poor mattress

Back pain is not only a major source of pain, but can also keep you up from having a good night’s sleep. Once you suffer from back pain during the night, you have a hard time recovering from it and are out of luck when it comes to solutions. The main cause of back pain … Read more…

How To Make a Memory Foam Mattress Cooler

Cool a memory foam mattress

The most common complaint from owners of memory foam mattress is how hot the mattress gets. Compared to other mattress materials like latex, memory foam traps a lot of heat and can make the bed uncomfortably hot when you are asleep. The problem is worse for sleepers who produce more body heat than average (hot … Read more…

How to Clean a Mattress Topper – 5 Tips that Help

Clean a Mattress Topper

A mattress topper collects all the sweat, skin cells, and dirt that would have accumulated on your mattress. Keeping it clean is important for your hygiene and sleep quality. It also reduces the number of allergens on the topper, which is especially helpful for sleepers with allergies or asthma. How you clean a mattress topper … Read more…

Does Your Bed-In-A-Box Mattress Need a Box Spring?

What Is The Difference: Latex vs Memory Foam?

Today, the term ‘box spring’ doesn’t always mean what it used to mean.

Traditionally, a box spring is a type of mattress foundation consisting of a wooden box/frame with coils or springs to support a mattress.

The coils are designed to take some of the weight off the mattress to ensure it lasts longer. They also absorb motion when you turn or move on the bed.

Box springs have been around for decades. They were originally meant for use with innerspring mattresses but quickly became popular with foam mattresses as well.

A modern box spring doesn’t necessarily have coils. They are usually wooden-framed boxes with slats or a solid platform for the mattress to rest on.

A more correct name for the modern box spring is a box foundation.

In this article, when I refer to a box spring I mean the traditional type.

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