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  • Do you need a boxspring?

    October 15, 2018

    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 to you. The short answer, by the way, is “probably yes,” but it’s a little more complicated than that.

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  • What is a mattress warranty and what does it cover?

    Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article. One common question I get is what a mattress warranty covers. Some customers remark that mattress warranties are never honored, and there is no point. Others don’t even realize that mattresses come with […]

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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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  • 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

    One of the latest trends in the mattress industry is the adjustable base. They have been around in one form or another for a couple decades, but until recently were mainly advertised for health issues. Now that more of us are using electronics in bed, adjustable bases are being advertised more and more to the younger crowd.

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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®, Tomorrow Sleep, 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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  • 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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  • Mattress negotiation: How to get the best price on a mattress

    August 20, 2014

    Disclosure: By clicking on the product links in this article, Mattress Nerd may receive a commission fee at no cost to you, the reader. Read full disclosure statement. 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 […]

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Do you need a boxspring?

Posted by in Mattress Guide

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 to you. The short answer, by the way, is “probably yes,” but it’s a little more complicated than that.

Read More »

What is a mattress warranty and what does it cover?

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 common question I get is what a mattress warranty covers. Some customers remark that mattress warranties are never honored, and there is no point. Others don’t even realize that mattresses come with […]

Read More »

How to comparison shop at Mattress Firm

Posted by in Mattress Guide

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 »

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

One of the latest trends in the mattress industry is the adjustable base. They have been around in one form or another for a couple decades, but until recently were mainly advertised for health issues. Now that more of us are using electronics in bed, adjustable bases are being advertised more and more to the younger crowd.

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®, Tomorrow Sleep, 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 »

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 »

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

Disclosure: By clicking on the product links in this article, Mattress Nerd may receive a commission fee at no cost to you, the reader. Read full disclosure statement. 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 […]

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