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What Does Your Sleep Position Say About Your Personality?

9 min read · Updated: Monday, Nov 9, 2020 by Ted Wilson

The position you take when falling asleep at night as an interesting thing. It’s something you probably don’t even think about that much unless you’re having a hard time getting comfortable at night. After all, it’s just the way you sleep! It might not even occur to you to try out too many different sleep...

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What Types of Materials Go into a Mattress?

8 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Ted Wilson

Although the typical person spends a third of their life on their mattress, most of us know little about what these products are made of. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the materials that go into your mattress.  What Is Memory Foam Made Of? Memory foam...

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Could Waterbeds Ever Make a Comeback?

8 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Ted Wilson

The story of the waterbed is just like to that of any great tragic hero. From their unlikely beginnings in the 1960’s, these remarkable mattresses rapidly shot up to become one of the most popular mattresses on the market—only to have it all come crashing down around their heads in the following decades. Did waterbeds...

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What Is the Best Temperature For Sleep?

8 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Ted Wilson

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, you might want to consider having a look at your thermostat before you run off to your doctor to try out sleep medication. Sleeping hot can be one of the biggest problems when it comes time to get some shut-eye. What might surprise you, though, is just how...

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The Hästens Difference: What Makes a $30,000 Mattress?

7 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Ted Wilson

If you just glanced at the title before clicking on this article, you might assume I made a typo. We’re talking about a three thousand dollar mattress, right? Nope. Folks, this is it: the king of mattresses. You can’t find a reliable price anywhere online, but my sources tell me that the “average” model from...

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Should You Get a Polyfoam Mattress Comfort Layer?

9 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Ted Wilson

Although polyurethane foam is one of the most commonly used materials in mattress comfort layers, it can sometimes be a sort of problematic character. Get the right polyfoam, and you can probably expect a fair night’s sleep for a reasonable amount of time (though obviously not as good as you’d get on higher-end materials like latex...

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Gel-Infused Memory Foam: Super-Material or Scam?

9 min read · Updated: Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 by Ted Wilson

If you’ve been poking around the internet looking at memory foam mattresses, there’s a good change you’ve come across something known as “gel-infused memory foam” mattresses or just plain “gel” mattresses. We use terms like those here on this site in our mattress reviews section, but mattress companies don’t always have the clearest answers when...

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What’s in Your Innerspring Mattress?

9 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Stacey Morgan

The innerspring is by far the most popular style of mattress on the market today. Despite the rise of newer materials like latex and memory foam, innersprings still account for about 2/3 of all mattress sales. Not only are they the most readily-available mattress on the market, they’re also typically pretty affordable, and work well...

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Is an Adjustable Bed Right for You?

8 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Ted Wilson

Though they were first used in hospitals for patients with serious medical conditions, adjustable beds have seen an impressive uptick in sales over recent years across a whole spectrum of shoppers. About 9% of all American consumers currently own an adjustable bed frame, with sales increasing by 24% over just this past year. But is...

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7 Tips to Extend your Mattress’ Lifespan

6 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 by Lauren Kendrick

Buying a new mattress is a significant financial investment. Therefore, taking specific actions to extend your mattress lifespan is an excellent way of protecting that investment and saving money in the long run. According to the mattress research experts at sleeplikethedead.com, here is the average lifespan per mattress type: Below are seven specific tips on...

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