News and Reviews

  • Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Review

    March 3, 2018

    Brooklyn Bedding is one of the older direct-to-consumer mattress companies out there and one of the few that actually own their own factory. They recently came out with a “hybrid” mattress with a lot of “cooling” features called the Aurora. In this article, I will look at the construction of the Aurora, how it feels, the price and the return policy.

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  • Beautyrest 2018 Comparison Guide

    February 26, 2018

    The same mattress can be sold under different names at different retailers. Other times, a retailer will have minor “exclusive” features to make it even more confusing. The following is a guide to comparing this year’s Simmons Beautyrest models between different retailers.

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  • Naturepedic Organic Mattress Review

    December 2, 2017

    Naturepedic is one of the leading companies for organic mattresses and bedding. In this review, I will look at the construction of several of their models and compare them, discuss how they feel, and compare the prices between them.

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  • Tomorrow Sleep Review

    November 10, 2017

    Tomorrow Sleep the direct-to-consumer arm of Serta Simmons Bedding, which is the company that makes Serta and Simmons mattresses. They are the largest mattress manufacturer in North America, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t review them.

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  • Leesa® Review 2017

    September 21, 2017

    Leesa® was one of the first direct-to-consumer companies to come out, launching in late 2014. Since then, dozens of mattress companies have popped up shipping mattresses in boxes to customers. How does Leesa stack up now that almost 3 years have gone by?

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  • How to comparison shop at Mattress Firm®

    September 18, 2017

    Mattress Firm® is the country’s largest mattress retailer by far. I get far more emails about how to comparison shop at Mattress Firm than every other question combined. In this guide, I will list some general tips at comparison shopping at Mattress Firm and then some specific alternatives to various exclusive lines they have.

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  • Love & Sleep Review

    July 4, 2017

    The Love & Sleep mattress by Nest Bedding is one of the lower priced direct-to-consumer mattresses. What kind of quality do you get for such a price? That’s something I’ll explore in this review, along with things like how the mattress feels and comparisons with other mattresses such as Tuft & Needle.

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  • Saatva Review

    June 9, 2017

    Saatva is one of the first direct-to-consumer online mattress companies. The Saatva mattress is a little different from the other “mattress-in-a-box” companies out there, because this one doesn’t come in a box at all. It’s a regular innerspring mattress delivered to your door by delivery professionals.

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  • Sealy 2017 Comparison Guide

    May 31, 2017

    Mattresses are sold under different names at different retailers. This can make it difficult to comparison shop a mattress you liked. It is especially difficult to make these comparisons when the retailer doesn’t list the specs of the mattress on their website. This is a guide to compare the models of Sealy mattresses that came out in 2017.

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  • BedPower Review

    May 28, 2017

    The Bed Power strip is a neat little product that I’m surprised I haven’t seen done before, because it seems so obvious in retrospect. Pretty much everybody uses cell phones, tablets, and/or laptops in bed, and this is aside from the typical bedroom lamps. Old-school power strips aren’t really designed with bedroom use in mind, and this one is

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  • Beautyrest 2017 Comparison Guide

    May 12, 2017

    Retail mattress stores often make it difficult to comparison shop mattresses. Each retailer will have a different name for the same (or almost the same) product. Furthermore, not every store lists detailed specs about whats in their mattresses, so it can be even more confusing. Here are some tables to help compare Beautyrest models between retailers.

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  • Tempurpedic Alternatives

    December 15, 2016

    Tempurpedic is one of the biggest and most recognizable brands in the mattress industry. They were the company that invented the memory foam mattress in the early 90s, and they remain a large player in the industry still. In this article, I will give some alternatives to various Tempurpedic models that will feel similar to their Tempurpedic counterparts but at a much lower price.

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