If you have read any of my blog posts, you’ll know that at the start of the year my husband and I bought ourselves a new mattress.What did we do with our old one? Well, it sat in our entrance way for months while we decided what to do with it.Andrew finally had the great idea of salvaging the materials inside the pillowtop (in case we ever wanted a topper for our current mattress) and dismantling the rest to go to a local recycling yard. So, we totally ripped the mattress apart! I took photos of what we found inside to share with you.I also figured out very quickly why the mattress was sagging as soon as we had it all open. I’ll explain that later.
Following on from my previous post, where I shared some fun and quirky sleep facts with you, now we will look at some shocking sleep facts. I wasn’t sure whether to describe these as shocking or frightening, perhaps they are both.These five facts reveal the shocking toll not getting enough sleep takes on our health. And I’ve only chosen a few! Once you’ve read through these, you’ll be scrambling to ensure you get a good nights rest tonight, and all the nights!
Writing about mattresses day in and day out can get a little dry at times, so today I’m bringing you a bit of a light hearted blog post. Since the main job of a mattress is to help you sleep, I thought why not take a look at some cool sleep facts? I have written articles about the importance of sleep etc, but let’s have a bit of fun today. Who knows, you may even be able to impress your friends with some of these random bits of knowledge! Here are five cool sleep facts and three scary ones.
This article is a bit of a story of personal experiences along the way of a recent trip my family had to take recently. Always on the look out for articles to write that are helpful for you, I decided I’d pay special attention to the beds I slept in on my trip.I have to say, the beds have been pretty terrible, which is not good for me, but it’s great for you because it means I can give you two really obvious ways of how to tell if a mattress is worn out and exactly what that felt like, based on the two mattresses I have had to sleep on this trip.
According to USA Today, the online mattress business went from “nothing to a $1.5 billion dollar business in the blink of an eye”. The pace does not look like it is giving up any time soon: my research on mattresses shows that popular models are selling thousands and thousands of mattresses per month. There are now more than 150 retailers offering to sell you a mattress online in the United States alone. Let’s take a look at how this all started, and some of the reasons why I think online mattress purchases are soaring. I’ve also included a cool video at the end which shows the thing that’s really made this all possible.
If you’ve read the blog here at bestmattressforyou.com 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. We have now been sleeping on it for two months. I last wrote after I had been using the Ecosa Memory Foam mattress for about a week. How are we finding it now?
A lot happens while we are asleep, we don’t simply shut down, paused to resume action the next day when we wake up. Sleep isn’t even one entity: it has four stages. What are the different stages of sleep? The first three stages are just named by their number, as you can see below. They are collectively known as the non-REM sleep stages. The fourth stage is REM sleep, which stands for rapid eye movement sleep (read on to find out why).
There are so many factors to consider when you choose a new mattress for yourself these days. There are so many different materials to choose from, you can buy mattresses online that come in a box. It can be a bit overwhelming knowing quite where to start! The prices and quality of mattresses can vary wildly, and the most expensive one isn’t necessarily the best and most comfortable. I’ve created this handy Mattress Buying Guide (2019) to bring you up to date information on: choosing the type of mattress, where to buy your mattress, and what you need to know before you purchase your mattress.
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.
I’ve been really racking my brain trying to figure out exactly what has caused this sleeplessness, and I thought I’d share with you some of the reasons why I might not be sleeping as well as usual and exactly what I am going to try to do to improve my sleep over the coming nights. Sleep is a big priority for me, as a mom to two kids under three, running the house and trying to keep this website awesome. Hopefully you find something you can try or learn for yourself in this post.