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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?

8 min read · Updated: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 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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How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Baby’s Crib

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

Apart from lots of love and a well-balanced diet, the other essential requirement that your growing infant needs is a good, deep and restful sleep. Whereas most baby cribs are built specifically to optimize your child’s comfort and safety, very few are pre-fitted with an appropriate baby mattress. This means that as a parent or guardian...

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Are Hybrid Mattresses Worth the Hype?

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

If you’ve been poking around the market looking for a new mattress, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the term “hybrid” thrown around every here and there to describe certain products. Unfortunately, though, mattress companies can often be a little vague when it comes to describing their products in a way you can actually make...

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