Anatomy of a Review: How I Get My Mattress Information

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I want you guys to feel like you can trust me

In the interests of full transparency, I thought It was important to write a short post that breaks down exactly how I gather my information for a review, then decide whether to recommend a product to you.

As you might know if you’ve read my “about” page, is run by just me. I do all the research, all the writing… everything! You might even have watched my introduction video on that page in my frizz haired no make up glory. I did that on purpose. To show you there’s nothing fake about me. What you see is what you get, warts and all. And that is how I want to present my reviews to you. Real, honest, trustworthy!

Companies don’t send me mattresses to test

And even if they did…. I would never in a million years have enough time to sleep on any of them for long enough to give a comprehensive review anyway.

I therefore spend time scouring the internet hunting out what I judge to be quality comments and reviews from other people who are already using the mattress as I feel these are the people you really need to be hearing from. I spend the time researching so you don’t have to. You can just jump straight onto one of my review posts and take the information from there.

I look at comments people leave on Amazon, Reddit, Quora, news articles, other mattress review sites, lifestyle sites…. you name it, if they’re talking about mattresses and which ones are better, I’m probably reading it on your behalf! I aim to spend the time doing the research on the mattresses you are interested in, and then presenting it to you, to save you time. I try to do the work for you.

I also go hunting on the internet for questions people have asked about the mattress. Some have hundreds of questions! I’ll read all these for you and bring you a FAQ with helpful answers on my reviews. This will also save you a ton of time.

I check in with the mattress companies

I do this to make sure you are getting the best deal and to test out their customer service.

I’ll send them an email, I’ll engage with them on live chat.

If I’m recommending you buy something from Amazon I want to check first if you could get a better deal direct from the mattress company or not. This could be things like longer warranties and sleep trials.Even if I don’t have an affiliate link for the company but I think it’s better to buy through them than Amazon, I will still recommend the company even if it is at the cost of an affiliate commission. This is because what is best for YOU is my top priority.

So there you have it. If you were wondering how I go about collecting information and deciding how to review something, I hope I have answered your questions. If not, or if you have a suggestion for what you would like to see in a review please leave me a comment. As always, I’d love to hear from you.


Emily Johnstone

Emily is the creator and owner of Emily's scientific background gives her an analytical, critical, and discerning eye to bring unbiased, thorough, and helpful content to the site. Your good sleep is her top priority. Find out more about Emily and here.