Hi, I’m Emily, creator and owner of bestmattessforyou.com. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my site on your quest to find your perfect mattress! There’s nothing more important to me than a good nights’ sleep and if I can help you achieve that, I’ve done my job right.
A little bit of personal info about me
I’m a wife and mother to two little boys, who at the time of writing this are 8 months old and 2.5 years old. I am passionate about health and fitness (I was a health professional before starting this website) and the role sleep has in this.
I love to run and exercise, play with my boys, read books, and hang out with my husband. Any time I’m not doing those things I’m here working on the site, so my life is pretty busy.
There’s not time for naps, and the quality of my night time sleep is very important for me to be able to do everything that I want to do in the day. Therefore the surface I choose to sleep on is very important to me, as I believe yours should be to you.
I wanted to show you that I’m a real person, just me. So I’ve recorded a short video saying hi:
Why I started bestmattressforyou.com
I’ve always been drawn to careers that help people. I spent time in edcuation, and then as I mentioned above, I was a health professional before going on maternity leave.
If you combine my desire to help and educate people with something that benefits their health, then coming up with a website that helps people to get the best sleep possible is not really that surprising!
I’ve had my fair share of tribulations choosing mattresses in the past: which cot mattress is best for our baby? Which mattress will be comfortable for both myself and my husband who has a tendency towards a sore lower back? These are a just a taster of some of the questions I hope I can help you answer for yourself and your family too.
Where do I source my information?
For sleep facts and statistics I reference reputable medical sources such as the Cleveland Clinic and The Sleep Foundation. As a health professional, it’s really important to me that any information you find on this site is as accurate and up to date as possible. The internet can be a strange place full of strange information, bestmattressforyou.com aims to be reliable.
For mattress reviews, I collect technical information from the company that has made the mattress, and the opinions of real people, just like you and me, who have already tried it out.
How does bestmattressforyou.com make money?
As a mum of two I really hope to be able to maintain this website and keep it as choc-full of valuable, helpful information as possible. I’m not in it to make a million bucks, but I do need to be able to keep the site running. It’s just me here, I don’t have a crack team of reviewers or ghost writers out there doing the work for me.
To keep the site going I use affiliate links. These are links to some of the products I talk about on the page. It costs you absolutely nothing to click on them, nor does it cost you anything to buy something you came across because of the link you followed from my website. All it means is that if you DO choose to purchase something from a link you followed, I will recieve a very small commission from the seller. I’ll let you know at the start of each post if it contains an affiliate link.
I mostly choose to link to products for sale on Amazon (you can read a whole entire article just about the benefits of buying your mattress from Amazon HERE).
Why should you trust my reviews?
The reason I use Amazon is that it means that all products I direct you to, no matter who manufactures them, will earn me the same commission rate. That means no preferential reviews for companies offering me a higher rate to sell their product. All are equal in the interest of keeping my reviews and recommendations as unbiased and as possible.
I really want you to feel like you can trust the information you read on bestmattressforyou.com and this is one of the business decisions I have taken to help achieve that.
I will make exceptions to my Amazon rule IF: I have purchased a product myself and want to tell you about it. So you’ll hear what I really think of Ecosa mattresses because we just bought one of those for our own bed. I’ll tell you what pillows I like and what bedding materials.
OR if I believe you can get a better deal elsewhere.
I WILL NEVER promote a product to you that I don’t genuinely think is helpful or useful. I will never put commissions above helping people. Helping you is my primary goal, any product commission I earn as a result of that is icing on the cake.
Do you have a question you would like to ask me? Perhaps there is a mattress you’d like me to review or there is a sleep related subject you’d like to read an article on? Or maybe something else! Please feel free to either email me or leave a comment under any other post on the site. Thanks again for stopping by my site, it’s nice to have you here.