What Is A Pocket Coil Mattress? Your Questions Answered What Is A Pocket Coil Mattress? A pocket coil mattress is a mattress that has a layer of individually wrapped springs (or coils) inside it. The coils are wrapped in a thin layer of fabric to separate them from each other. This gives a pocket coil […]
What Is A Memory Foam Mattress? A memory foam mattress is a mattress that has at least one layer of memory foam inside it. The memory foam is used in the comfort layer of the mattress, which will have a base of another foam type, or pocket coils (a mattress with coils and foams is known as a hybrid). Memory foam is a popular mattress material for its pressure relieving and motion isolating properties.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this memory foam mattress explainer:
What Is Memory Foam Mattress? A Look Inside
How Is Memory Foam Made?
What Does Memory Foam Feel Like?
Memory Foam Mattress Pros And Cons
Top 3 Memory Foam Mattress Recommendations
What’s a cooling mattress? It’s a mattress designed to keep you cool at night. It’s a mattress that has been designed and infused with technology to draw heat away from your body to keep it at an ideal sleeping temperature.
There are a number of different materials that can be used in a mattress to help you keep cool, and there are some mattress designs that are more cooling than others. I’ll take you through all the details so you get a strong understanding of what exactly makes a good cooling mattress (and what doesn’t).
To help you get your head around what’s a cooling mattress, this article covers:
What Mattress Materials Are Cooling?
What Type Of Mattress Is Best At Cooling? 3 Best Designs
What’s NOT A Cooling Mattress?
You’ve done your research, you’ve found your perfect new mattress to give you years of comfortable sleep. Awesome! But hang on: do you need to replace box springs when buying new mattress too??
Luckily for you, the short answer is that you don’t necessarily need to replace one when you replace the other, but there are times when it’s a good idea. Read on and I’ll tell you exactly when you need to replace your box spring. And you don’t even need to replace your box spring with another box spring: a platform base or another bed type could actually be a better choice.
Read on for more info on how to best support that new mattress you’re buying.
If you suffer from back pain, you don’t need me to tell you how debilitating and life changing it can be. You are not alone with your back pain, it is estimated that about 80% of adults will have to deal with it at some point in their lives; for many it is an ongoing issue.
There are lots of different causes of back pain and lots of different ways to treat bad backs. An old mattress might be part of the problem and a new mattress could be part of the solution. There is no one right mattress for everyone with back pain, but I’ll go through the three key factors of what the best mattresses for bad backs should have and share my favorite mattress choices with you.
How to choose a good mattress? This can be a tricky thing because there are so many options out there and what is good for one person will not be good for another. It’s totally subjective!
To help you figure out exactly what you need and to make your mattress search easier, I’ve created a list of questions you should know the answers to. If you can answer these questions, you’ll have built a really solid criteria set for exactly what the best mattress for you is. At the end of the article I’ve got a handy quiz where you can choose all your answers easily.
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?
If you’ve been researching the better memory foam mattresses at the budget end of the market on Amazon, you have probably come across the Classic Brands Cool Gel 14 inch mattress. It’s an incredibly popular model, consistently in the top sellers and gaining a ton of positive reviews. But did you know this is a mattress that gets regular updates, but the older models are still available? Do you know the difference between cool gel 1.0 and 2.0? And did you know that there is now cool gel 3.0 recently added too? I’ll talk about that at the end of the article.
Are you a stomach sleeper? If you’re nodding along, are you also waking up in pain?Still nodding along? The culprit could be your mattress. As a stomach sleeper, you’re putting a lot of strain on your neck and back, which can cause pain anywhere from your neck right down to your lower back. It’s harder to keep your body in line if you’re not sleeping on the right mattress, because without the right support, your hips can really dip down as they take your body weight. This puts your back out of line.By now you will be wanting to find out:what is the best mattress for a stomach sleeper?I’ll take you through some mattress basics, so you’re armed with the information you need to know about buying a mattress as a stomach sleeper. I’ll also point you towards some further reading about mattresses I think could be a great match for you and your needs.
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.
Many mattress companies would have you believe that their specialized or flagship mattress is the one size fits all solution for everyone’s sleep requirements. But that’s just probably not the case! I’m not here to tell you which one mattress is the absolute best one for you to buy as a side sleeper. Instead, in this article I will help you understand what you need to know in order to choose the best mattress for yourself, as a side sleeper.
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.
What is a bed in a box? It sounds strange doesn’t it! The short answer is, it’s a mattress that comes rolled up in a box, which you then open, let expand, and sleep on!I think it’s name is a play on that classic children’s’ toy: the Jack in a Box, which springs out of its box to give giggly children a surprise. Mattresses in a box tend to pop out of their boxes and start expanding quickly, so that’s why it draws the comparison. Further down the post, you’ll see a fun action video of a mattress expanding.
You Can Fix Mattress Sag With These Three Ideas Are you sleeping in a rut? Feel like you’re going to roll down a hill every time you get into bed? You’ve got a saggy mattress! There are some simple things you can try to fix mattress sag, including something you can try right now. I’ve […]
Is your mattress suddenly sagging? Perhaps you’re not sleeping as well as you used to. Have you considered whether the cause of your problems is the support system your mattress is on? Because the answer to the question “Do box springs wear out?” is a big yes, but it’s not always something we think of when we’re trying to solve our sleep problems or make our beds more comfortable. Here’s everything you need to know about box springs.
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.
Memory foam mattresses are an increasingly popular mattress type for people to buy online. On of the most common “mattress in a box” types, there are a plethora of companies offering you a massive range of memory foam mattresses to buy. It can seem overwhelming knowing where to start with choosing a memory foam mattress. I’ve put together this Memory Foam Mattress Guide to help you understand the most important things about memory foam mattresses to help you make your decision.
This post is all about, all latex mattresses! They are the least common of the bunch, and are outsold by thousands of units by other mattress types. Sure, latex is used a lot in hybrid mattresses, or as a mattress topper. But actual mattresses made just of the stuff? Not so much. Does that mean you should write them off as being no good? Absolutely not. In fact, after researching different mattress materials and how they perform, I think latex mattresses are highly underrated.
I like to know how things work, and what they are made of. I think it helps me understand and appreciate the things I own and use more if I know where they have come from. “What are mattresses made of” is therefore a question that is naturally interesting to me, as the owner of a mattress site! When I began my research on this topic I truly had no idea just how many different materials and different layers you can find inside of a modern mattress.
Once when I was about twelve years old, I marched into my parents’ bedroom and demanded a new mattress. They looked at me sideways and asked skeptically how I knew I needed one. One of its inner springs had actually broken and pierced through the top of the pad, trying to stab me! It was an easy, instant decision. But how do you know when to buy a new mattress if you aren’t in imminent danger of your mattress stabbing you?