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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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  • Stearns and Foster Comparison and Review

    September 11, 2015

    Elsewhere on this site, I help people comparison shop between stores because difference places call the same mattress different names. You can see some of the comparison charts here. But I don’t have one for Stearns and Foster mattresses. There are two reasons for this.

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  • How to take care of your mattress

    January 26, 2015

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon or Wayfair when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article Alright, so you bought a new mattress, and now you need to make it last. If you buy a good mattress and take care of it, it can last you a […]

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  • Adjustable bases for mattresses: a new lifestyle trend

    December 26, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article One of the latest trends in the mattress industry is the adjustable base (or as various marketers call them: power bases, ergo bases, lifestyle bases, etc). They have been around in one form or […]

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  • Should you buy a mattress online or in store?

    October 26, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from US Mattress, Leesa®, Ghost Bed, or Nest Bedding when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article One commonly asked question is whether it makes more sense to buy a mattress online or in a brick and mortar store. There are certainly benefits […]

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  • Do you need a boxspring?

    October 23, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon or Wayfair when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article One of the most common questions I get from customers is “do I need a boxspring?” I hope to answer that question here and outline all of the boxspring options available […]

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  • Sealy Entry Level 2015 Comparison Guide

    September 24, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from US Mattress, 1800 Mattress, or Target when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. Sealy just came out with a new lineup of their entry level mattresses (below their Posturepedic lineup in overall quality), and as usual, different retailers have different names […]

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  • Dishonest Mattress Salesman Tricks to Watch Out For

    September 16, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon or US Mattress when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. Rightly or wrongly, mattress salesmen have a reputation akin to that of used car salesmen. Not every mattress salesman fits this stereotype, but they are out there. I strive every […]

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  • Mattress negotiation: How to get the best price on a mattress

    August 20, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, or Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to those companies in this article. It is no secret that most large mattress chains have some wiggle room in how much they’ll charge you. But not everybody is comfortable being a hardball negotiator. In this […]

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  • What are hybrid mattresses?

    July 25, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. Hybrid mattresses are the latest fad in the mattress world. It seems like most manufacturers are coming out with a model or two. But what is a hybrid mattress and what are some of the pros […]

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  • Simmons Beautyrest Recharge 2014 Comparison Guide

    July 18, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Macy’s, Sleepy’s, 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, or Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to those companies in this article. Comparison shopping for a mattress can be very confusing because different retailers have different names for essentially the same mattress. You have to look at the specs […]

    Read More
  • California King vs Eastern King

    July 3, 2014

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. One frustratingly common misconception that I run into at least once a week is the size difference between a California King and a regular (or Eastern) King mattress. A California King mattress is […]

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How to comparison shop at Mattress Firm®

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.

Read More »

Stearns and Foster Comparison and Review

Elsewhere on this site, I help people comparison shop between stores because difference places call the same mattress different names. You can see some of the comparison charts here. But I don’t have one for Stearns and Foster mattresses. There are two reasons for this.

Read More »

How to take care of your mattress

Posted by in Accessories, Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon or Wayfair when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article Alright, so you bought a new mattress, and now you need to make it last. If you buy a good mattress and take care of it, it can last you a […]

Read More »

Adjustable bases for mattresses: a new lifestyle trend

Posted by in Accessories, Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article One of the latest trends in the mattress industry is the adjustable base (or as various marketers call them: power bases, ergo bases, lifestyle bases, etc). They have been around in one form or […]

Read More »

Should you buy a mattress online or in store?

Posted by in Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from US Mattress, Leesa®, Ghost Bed, or Nest Bedding when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article One commonly asked question is whether it makes more sense to buy a mattress online or in a brick and mortar store. There are certainly benefits […]

Read More »

Do you need a boxspring?

Posted by in Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon or Wayfair when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article One of the most common questions I get from customers is “do I need a boxspring?” I hope to answer that question here and outline all of the boxspring options available […]

Read More »

Sealy Entry Level 2015 Comparison Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from US Mattress, 1800 Mattress, or Target when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. Sealy just came out with a new lineup of their entry level mattresses (below their Posturepedic lineup in overall quality), and as usual, different retailers have different names […]

Read More »

Dishonest Mattress Salesman Tricks to Watch Out For

Posted by in Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon or US Mattress when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. Rightly or wrongly, mattress salesmen have a reputation akin to that of used car salesmen. Not every mattress salesman fits this stereotype, but they are out there. I strive every […]

Read More »

Mattress negotiation: How to get the best price on a mattress

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, or Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to those companies in this article. It is no secret that most large mattress chains have some wiggle room in how much they’ll charge you. But not everybody is comfortable being a hardball negotiator. In this […]

Read More »

What are hybrid mattresses?

Posted by in Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. Hybrid mattresses are the latest fad in the mattress world. It seems like most manufacturers are coming out with a model or two. But what is a hybrid mattress and what are some of the pros […]

Read More »

Simmons Beautyrest Recharge 2014 Comparison Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Macy’s, Sleepy’s, 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, or Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to those companies in this article. Comparison shopping for a mattress can be very confusing because different retailers have different names for essentially the same mattress. You have to look at the specs […]

Read More »

California King vs Eastern King

Posted by in Mattress Guide

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. One frustratingly common misconception that I run into at least once a week is the size difference between a California King and a regular (or Eastern) King mattress. A California King mattress is […]

Read More »