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Is Ecosa Or Koala Better? Here’s Why I Prefer Ecosa

Is Ecosa or Koala better? In this head-to-head comparison, I’ll take you through two of the biggest names in Australian mattresses so you can make the best choice for your needs. I’ve been reviewing and testing beds for 5 years and have slept on the Ecosa original mattress for a

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Ecosa Mattress Too Firm

Ecosa Mattress Too Firm? Three Things You Can Do About It If you’re an Ecosa owner like me, you might be struggling with finding your Ecosa mattress too firm. I’ve been sleeping on my Ecosa for almost 2 years now, and i still find it quite firm. Luckily it feels like

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Ecosa, Napp And Winkl Comparison

  Ecosa, Napp And Winkl Comparison – A Guide To NZ’s Big 3 New Zealand has three all foam mattress-in-a-box options: Ecosa, Napp, and Winkl. Each has different characteristics and different reasons why one might be the best mattress for you over the others. In this Ecosa, Napp, and Winkl

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Ecosa Vs Emma: I’ve Tried Them, I Can Help You Choose

Ecosa Vs Emma – NZ Mattress in a box comparisons. In this Ecosa Vs Emma showdown, I compare the biggest international brand in our New Zealand market (Ecosa) with the newest mattress in a box to hit our shores (Emma – a hugely popular brand in the UK and Australia). Both are mattresses in a box with a firm feel, but that’s about where the similarities end: these mattresses are quite different to each other, and they feel very different to lie on. If you’re looking for a firm mattress in a box, you’ll want to read this comparison to make the right choice for your needs.

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Ecosa Update (18 Months Of Daily Use)

We bought an Ecosa mattress in January 2019, just as I was planning I hadn’t researched much into mattresses in boxes at that point, and the choice was my husband’s. So, knowing what I know now, and having slept on a mattress in a box for more than a year:

How does it feel now?
Am I happy with Ecosa?
Would I buy one again?
If I’d done more research at the time would we have bought something different?
How’s the mattress holding up (photos of the foams included)?

All will be revealed!

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Ecosa Vs Napp

Ecosa Vs Napp – Which Is Best For You? In this Ecosa Vs Napp showdown, I compare the biggest international brand in our New Zealand market with our only NZ made mattress-in-a-box brand. One has two design features that only their brand offers. The other is made in New Zealand and

Ecosa Memory Foam Mattress: Eight Month Update

If you’ve read the blog here at in the past, you will be aware that my husband and I made our very own online mattress purchase at the start of January: we bought an Ecosa Memory Foam Mattress.
You may have read my previous posts about our journey so far with our Ecosa:
– Our Unboxing And First Impressions
-My Update After Sleeping On Ecosa For Two Months
-My Full Review Of The Ecosa Memory Foam Mattress
So now I figure it’s a good time to give you an update on how we are going with our Ecosa Memory Foam Mattress, which we have now owned and slept on every night for eight months. 

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Ecosa Mattress Update: Two Months In

Ecosa Mattress Update: Here Is Our Progress Report After Spending Two Months On This Mattress? Do We Like It, Or Will We Take Advantage Of The 100 Night Return?

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The Best Mattress in a Box Options in NZ for 2023

You’ve been meaning to buy a new mattress for ages (who’s reading this with a mattress they’ve had for 10+ years?!). You’ve heard that buying online could be a great idea… you see the names Ecosa, Emma, Winkl (and others) popping up all over your internet. They look cheap, they

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Is Emma Or Koala Better? I’ll Guide You To Your Best Choice

Is Emma or Koala better? In this head-to-head comparison, I’ll take you through two of the biggest names in Australian mattresses so you can make the best choice for your needs. I’ve been reviewing and testing beds for 5 years now and have slept on several Emma mattresses myself so

Buying A Bed In NZ – Your Ultimate Guide

Does it look like that guy is doing a good job testing out that mattress? Wouldn’t it be better to try it in your very own home? You can literally “sleep on it” when you buy a mattress online, and you’ve got 100 days (or more with some brands) to

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Napp Adjustable Bed Reviews – Analysis + Personal Experience

Napp Adjustable Bed Reviews – I’ve personally tried a Napp mattress and adjustable bed, and done all the research on what others think of Napp adjustable beds. At this point in your bed hunt, you’re wanting to know if the overwhelmingly positive reviews are true, and if there is any

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Koala Mattress Too Firm – How To Fix It

Koala mattress too firm? Don’t despair, I’ve got some fixes for you. I know the pain of owing a mattress that’s too firm myself, so I know these tips will really help you out. The first two are free and will apply to you if you own one of the

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Best Pocket Spring Mattress Australia – Recommendation Based On Personal Experience

Best Pocket Spring Mattress Australia – pocket spring mattresses are perfect for Australians. As well as offering great support (and springs that don’t squeak) they’re perfect for the hot climate because air can circulate through the springs to keep you cool and your mattress healthy. Mattresses are big business these

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Finding the Best Memory Foam Pillow in NZ: A 2023 Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right pillow is a big deal. A bad pillow can really ruin your sleep, even if you’re on the best mattress ever made. You’re looking at getting a new memory foam pillow after hearing or experiencing how comfortable they are. New Zealand now has a huge range of

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Koala Mattress Topper – They Don’t Make One So Buy This Instead

Koala mattress topper: I see so many of you searching for this query I just HAD to write this article to help you out. Koala don’t make mattress toppers unfortunately, so I’ll share a great alternative with you instead. If you’re looking for a Koala mattress topper, that tells me

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The ONE Best Firm Mattress Topper In Australia Is Peacelily

Firm mattress topper Australia – firm mattress toppers are harder to find than soft ones, so I’m stoked to be able to share this awesome firm topper from Peacelily with you. The Peacelily mattress topper made from latex which is no surprise, as this is a highly resilient and durable

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Koala Mattress NZ – Sorry, It’s Not A Thing Anymore

Koala Mattress NZ – Sorry, Koala no longer sells their mattresses in New Zealand! Koala sold their mattresses here between 2016 and 2018, but they’re focusing on their home market in Australia these days. Don’t worry, if you’re an existing Koala owner, your warranty is still valid and details on

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Best Mattress Topper NZ: Top 3 Buying Options

Best mattress topper NZ – this was a tough one because there are a lot of options out there, including some extremely cheap toppers and some that cost almost the price of just replacing your mattress. Yes, it’s true that the three best toppers are more expensive, but they’re also

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Best Budget Mattress Australia: Top 3 Under $1000

Best budget mattress Australia: thanks to the booming mattress in a box industry, you can now get exceptional quality mattresses delivered to your door to try at home for at least 100 nights, for less than $1000! This is pretty amazing, and means that even if your budget is the

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Mattresses Made In Australia: What’s Made Here, What’s Not

See all your options in one place. There are actually quite a lot of mattresses made in Australia. This is good news for you getting a good deal at a competitive price, but it can also be overwhelming trying to sort through them all. Don’t worry, I’ve got detailed breakdowns

How To Compare Mattresses: 10 Critical Considerations

So you’re in the market for a new mattress. You think you’ve narrowed down your options from the plethora of choices out there. But are you suffering from analysis paralysis at the last hurdle? Not quite sure which of your shortlist is the one? I’ve devised a handy list of 10 things I think are critical to consider to help you compare mattresses and come ot the right decision for you, and your needs.

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What’s A Memory Foam Mattress?

Are you thinking about getting a new mattress and finding it confusing to figure out the difference between all the different types? There are innersprings, hybrids, memory foam, latex, and more! It can all get a bit overwhelming! Especially if you’ve never tried anything apart from a traditional innerspring mattress before. One of the most common mattress in a box mattresses is a memory foam mattress. What’s a memory foam mattress?

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Mattress In A Box NZ – 2023 Update

Mattress In A Box NZ – you’ve got quite a few options, and the list is constantly expanding! I’m a Kiwi, and run this mattress website out of my house in Christchurch. So this article is just for you: my fellow New Zealanders who are looking for mattress in a

Memory Foam Mattress NZ

Memory Foam Mattress NZ – Let’s Examine All Your Options Memory Foam Mattress NZ – there are more options out there than you probably realise. There are more out there than even I realised, with a new mattress appearing on our market just a couple of weeks ago! In this

Mattress Sale NZ - Best Online Deals

Mattress Sale NZ

Mattress Sale NZ – Get The Best Deals For Your New Bed Mattress Sale NZ – mattresses are an expensive investment, but I don’t think you should ever pay full price for one. Whether you’re shopping online for a high quality memory foam mattress in a box or whether you’re

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Bed Base NZ – My Personal Experiences With The Top 3

Best Bed Bases NZ: I’ve got you covered with a range of options that are high quality, stylish, AND have free delivery. You can see my top three above, all of which I have either seen in real life or tested (I use a Peacelily adjustable base for my own

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Noa Mattress Review 2023: In-Depth Analysis and Verdict

Featuring a hand-tufted tencel cover, generous layers of memory foam and latex, all on top of a pocket coil base, it’s no wonder the Noa mattress is so popular. Get all the details and compare it to the other mattresses in the Noa range.

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Mattress Reviews NZ

NZ’s mattress market is HOT, particularly online. We’ve got some great brands and I’m here to help you make the right choice.

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Groundd Weighted Blanket Review NZ

I own a Groundd weighted blanket. Spoiler alert: I love it. Get all the info, find out what it actually feels like to me, and watch a video.

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Best Mattress In A Box NZ

Best Mattress In A Box NZ: You Asked, I’ve Got The Answer Best Mattress In A Box NZ – this post is for you, readers, who have perhaps read my “mattress in a box NZ” article, or perhaps some of my comparison posts, and are still feeling a bit confused

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Winkl Vs Emma – Which Of These Popular Brands Is Best For You?

Winkl Vs Emma – here we have two very different mattresses. One is firm and bouncy, the other is soft like a marshmallow. One is NZ owned, one is brand new to the NZ market from Germany. In this Winkl Vs Emma comparison, I’ll take you through the differences of each, their construction, and help you decide which one would be best for you. 

Emma Mattress Review NZ – Based On Real Experience

If you’ve been researching mattresses online, you’ve probably been blasted with Emma ads. They have some good deals, but you’re feeling skeptical about whether it’s worth your money and if the mattress is actually going to feel comfortable. I’ve got my 5-year-old sleeping on the Emma Original mattress, a friend

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Napp Mattress Unboxing And First Impressions

Napp Mattress Unboxing And First Impressions I convinced my parents to buy a Napp mattress. If you want to see it being set up, if you want to take a look at the foam layers inside, and if you want to hear how two people with different sleep preferences are

What Is Gel Memory Foam

What Is Gel Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses are gaining more and more popularity as the bed in a box market explodes. You will have seen a lot of mattresses featuring gel memory foam, and really marketing its benefits. So what is gel memory foam, what does it do, and is it any good? 

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What Does Mattress In A Box Mean

What does mattress in a box mean? Well, it means exactly what it sounds like. It’s a mattress that has been packed down into a box. This means easier delivery and lower prices, but you probably have a lot of questions. Is a mattress in a box any good? How does it get into that box? How the heck would you return it if you needed to? I’ve got the answers to all these questions (and more) in this detailed mattress in a box FAQ.

Now that you know that a mattress in a box is exactly what it sounds like, here’s what else I’ll cover in this “What Does Mattress In A Box Mean” explainer:

Is A Mattress In A Box Any Good?
What Types Of Mattress Can You Buy In A Box? (+ My Favorite Type)

How Does The Mattress Get In The Box?
How Long Will A Mattress In A Box Last?
How Much Do They Cost?
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Buying A Mattress In A Box?
Can You Sleep On A Mattress In A Box Straight Away?
Does A Mattress In A Box Need A Box Spring?
Any Tips For Buying A Mattress Online?
How Do I Return A Mattress In A Box? I Can’t Get That Back In The Packaging!

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Mattress Pad Vs Topper

Mattress pad vs topper: these are two terms that people get mixed up quite a lot, but they are completely different items. What’s a mattress pad? What’s a mattress topper? How are they different, and which one do you need?! I’ll answer everything in this mattress pad vs topper explainer. 

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Napp Vs Winkl

Here we have two mattresses that are very similar. Similar construction, similar feel, similar price. How are you going to choose? In this Napp Vs Winkl comparison, I’ll give you a detailed breakdown of every little similarity and every little difference to help you make your choice. I have a favourite, which I explain at the end. 

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Box Spring Vs Platform Bed Frames: Choose Right

Box spring vs platform bed. This is a decision many people ponder over when choosing the right base for their mattress. Box springs are the traditional base we know very well and are quite used to. Platform beds go nicely with many modern mattress types. So which one is the right choice for you?
Is one better than the other?
Is one going to last longer?
There is some critical information you need to know to help you decide which mattress support system is right for you.

What Is The Best Memory Foam Mattress? 10 Answers For 10 Needs

Surely I can just tell you one best memory foam mattress, right? Wrong! With all the options available these days, you want to make sure you are getting a mattress that is a good fit for YOU. It can feel like a huge risk buying a mattress online, I want to help you make the right choice. Different people will need different things from their mattress. Therefore, this question has multiple answers.I’ve picked ten scenarios to help you decide what is the best memory foam mattress for you.

What Is The Best Mattress For A Back Sleeper?

If you have come here expecting me to sell you the one best mattress for a back sleeper in this article, you’ll have to look somewhere else. I believe the answer to the question, “what is the best mattress for a back sleeper?” is more complex than providing you a one size fits all answer.Instead,  I’ll take you through some facts on back sleeping, exactly what back sleepers need from a mattress, and explain how some of the mattress materials available on the market could work for you. Sure I’ll point you to some of my reviews of mattresses I think would be great for you, but the real aim of this article is to arm you with good information so you can go forward and decide which is the best mattress for YOU.

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Layla Foam Mattress Review: It’s Not For Everyone, But Is It Perfect For You?

Of the hundreds or thousands of online mattresses available, the Layla mattress has a few cool features that should make you sit up and take notice.These include a soft side AND a firm side, a lifelong warranty, and copper infused gel memory foam gel. Sounds great, right? The answer is a little bit complicated. This mattress could either be your absolute dream mattress or a total nightmare. In this Layla foam mattress review, I’ve done all the technical research and read all the reviews from real people to get you the low down on exactly who this mattress is suited to, and who should avoid it.

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Why Is It So Cheap To Buy A Mattress Online?

So, you’re on the look out for a brand new mattress. Have you been to a mattress store lately? Perhaps you’ve been perusing the internet to see what mattress in a box prices are like?If you have answered yes to those questions, you will have noticed there is a major discrepancy between the prices for mattresses in stores and the prices for mattresses online: the price you pay for a mattress online is much cheaper than in store. Often, mattresses sold on line are just a fraction of the price you would pay if you bought one in store.For example, DreamCloud, an online hybrid mattress designed with luxury in mind, retails for about a quarter of the price of a mattress with similar features you would find in a store.Why is that?! Is it that the online mattresses are junk and cheap? Not at all. Lets take a look at what I think are the top three reasons.

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Memory Foam Vs Latex Mattress: Which Is Best For YOU?

Latex mattresses are less common than memory foam, which seem to be exploding absolutely everywhere. Does this automatically mean memory foam is a better mattress? Well, that really is up to you because there are some key differences between the two. I’ll help you to gain confidence in understanding which of these two materials, memory foam or latex, is the right choice for YOU.

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How To Clean A Memory Foam Mattress

Looking after your mattress will help extend its life and keep it as comfortable as possible for you to get the best sleep. But do you know how to clean a memory foam mattress? It’s actually pretty simple. After I fill you in on why you should keep your mattress clean and the one simple thing you can do to save yourself a lot of worry, I’ll talk you through the three best ways to keep your mattress clean.

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Mattress Store Visits: Why I’m Happy I Bought Online

I figured since I’m recommending you purchase a mattress online, it’s only right to offer you my experiences and thoughts of shopping for a mattress the traditional way: by going to the store, talking to the staff, and lying on the mattresses. Read all about my experiences and thoughts here.

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Buying A Mattress In A Box: Everything You Wanted To Ask

While I’ve been writing my mattress reviews, I notice the same questions coming up over and over again. I thought a handy FAQ post was needed, so you can find all the answers to your burning questions about buying a mattress in a box in the one post.

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Buying a Mattress Online: Are You For Real?

What you choose in a mattress is a critical decision for your daily life. There are more and more and more mattresses and mattress companies appearing on the market all the time, and choosing the right one can be a very confusing experience. You need to ensure you have the right mattress for you to get the best sleep. Is it a really huge, stupid risk to buy one online without having seen or lain on it first?


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