Meet the Nerds

Shopping for a new mattress is one of the best investments you can make in your overall health. The Mattress Nerd has grown into a resource that millions of people trust and turn to for answers about choosing the best mattress for their individual needs. The Mattress Nerd team is led by a group of sleep geeks who are passionate about high-quality sleep.

So no matter where you are in the mattress buying process, we have you covered:

Our Team

Loren Bullock, Senior Associate of Content, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Loren is the Senior Associate of Content at Mattress Nerd. She has prioritized sleeping for as long as she can remember, rarely deviating from seven to nine hours each night. As a content associate on Mattress Nerd and a Certified Sleep Science Coach, Loren aims to help people achieve optimal sleep health and pick the best sleep accessories for their needs. You can find her testing mattresses, exploring the best sleep hacks, and telling you about her findings on Mattress Nerd’s YouTube channel. Outside of the sleep health world, you can find Loren with her nose stuck in a book, doing yoga or watching copious amounts of reality TV. Browse all of Loren Bullock’s articles here.

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Rachael Harris, Staff Writer

Rachael is a Staff Writer at Mattress Nerd. She is a night owl who aims for 7–8 hours of sleep, and you can find her in all three sleeping positions (back, side, and stomach). As a writer for Mattress Nerd and soon-to-be Certified Sleep Science Coach, Rachael helps connect people with the best mattress for their unique needs. She’s also interested in the intersection between sleep and mental health. When not reviewing mattresses, Rachael is working through a rotating stack of books, spending time with friends, and exploring just about anything/anywhere (places, topics, food, hobbies, and on and on). Browse all of Rachael Harris’ articles here.

Daniel Grogan, Editor

Daniel is an editor at Mattress Nerd. He has always struggled to get a full eight hours (or even four hours, if we’re being honest), and has explored countless options in search of a solution to this problem. After many restless nights, he found what he was looking for in the perfect combination of white noise, weighted blankets, and tea. Daniel’s work involves editing Mattress Nerd content in order to give readers the best possible experience in their quest for a good night’s sleep. When he isn’t working on the site or making his fifth cup of Sleepytime, Daniel likes to cook and watch horror movies, but not at the same time. Browse all of Daniel Grogan’s articles here.

The Original Mattress Nerd

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Jack Mitcham is our original sleep geek and the founder of The Mattress Nerd. In 2014, he set out to make the mattress buying experience simple, stress-free, and maybe even a little fun.

Jack’s goal was to make consumers feel more confident and comfortable when deciding which mattress to buy. After seven years as a retail mattress salesman, Jack had experienced firsthand just how uncomfortable and stressful buying a mattress can be. He saw how mattress salespeople would often take advantage of customers by steering them to mattresses solely based on the commission amount.

So Jack created Mattress Nerd as a platform to share his knowledge and help countless (and sleepless) people find the mattress that best fit their needs. Jack couldn’t be in every mattress store, helping every customer. Mattress Nerd is the next best thing. Today, the whole team at Mattress Nerd follows in Jack’s footsteps by working to produce the best sleep-related content on the internet.

Featured Press

Our Panel of Medical Expert Contributors

We work with several medical experts to ensure our content meets our editorial standards and the highest level of medical integrity. They do not personally endorse any products and they are not associated with any brands in our reviews.

Vivian Eisenstadt, MAPT, CPT, MASP

Prior to founding her own practice, Vivian served as a Physical Therapist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in both their Outpatient and Spine centers as well as running private clinics in Beverly Hills, CA. She specialized in treating spinal injuries, postural dysfunctions, sprains and strains and general orthopedic injuries. Learn more at vivietherapy.com.

Tom Ingegno, DACM, MSOM, LAC

Dr. Tom Ingegno, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, has over 20 years of experience in the integrative and functional medicine space. He owns and operates Charm City Integrative Health, a multifaceted clinic that NYT bestseller and futurist David Houle called, the “Future of Medicine.” Learn more at charmcityintegrative.com.

Alaina Rajagopal, MD PhD CTropMed

Dr. Rajagopal is an ER physician with a PhD in public health, virology, and space science. She regularly treat patients in the ER for problems with sleep. She also hosts a podcast called “The Emergency Docs” where she provides reliable medical content for the general public. Learn more at theemergencydocs.com.

Ravi Pandey, MD

Dr. Ravi Pandey is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist who has practiced in South Florida since 1997. With diverse experience in private practice, outpatient, and hospital settings, Dr. Pandey is on staff at Palms West Hospital, JFK Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital, and Wellington Regional Medical Center. Learn more at facebook.com/doctorravipandey.

Julia LeBlanc, PT/DPT

Julia LeBlanc, PT/Doctor of physical therapy graduated from Simmons College and has been practicing outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy for 15 years. During her career, she’s worked with high level collegiate and professional athletes in the Boston area, the Boston Ballet and also a wide range of post-operative, chronic pain and acute patients. Julia holds certifications in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Graston Technique, and is also a Certified of Yoga Instructor, allowing her to provide her skills to a wide variety of patients. Julia strives to integrate the benefits of physical therapy and yoga, while pursuing the most current information to provide her patients with the best care. Learn more at facebook.com/ArisePTwellnessandyoga.

Max Cohen, DC, CCEP

Dr. Max Cohen earned his doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2010 becoming a third generation chiropractor. His techniques bring a unique and highly-skilled approach towards empowering his patients to live life without limitations. His model of care is centered beyond passive care alone. This results in better movement, improved function and faster pain relief. Learn more at maxhealthchiropractic.com.