5 Smart Strategies for Making the Most of Online Mattress Shopping Reviews

Consumers making a big purchase, such as a new mattress, invite feedback from family and friends, but just as often they turn to the advice of strangers — in online reviews. Four out of five Americans use online reviews to make first-time buys, and nearly nine out of 10 trust those reviews as much as personal recommendations. But according to the Better Sleep Council, mattress shoppers should be careful about basing their next mattress purchase on internet opinions. Before using online … [Read more...]

Fall Back on the Mattress of Your Dreams

This Saturday night when you are ready to call it a day – don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour, check the battery in your smoke detector and evaluate you mattress! Yes, you read that right. This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and as we "fall back" we should take 5 and check all the smoke detectors in our home - same deal next year as we "spring forward". We, at the Better Sleep Council, also suggest that you take a few extra minutes to evaluate your mattress for comfort … [Read more...]

A Bed for Every BODY!

Blogger: Terry Cralle, RN, MS, CPHQ and spokesperson for the Better Sleep Council @PowerofSleep No matter what your weight or body type, a comfortable mattress is a key component in healthy weight management. Although traditionally weight management has been equated exclusively with diet and exercise, recent research demonstrates that sleep quality and sleep duration are equally important. With more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) exceeding a healthy weight, it is more important … [Read more...]

Sell Me a Nap…Please!

Blogger: Karin Mahoney. The baby is taking his morning nap (cue the hallelujah chorus!) And now in writing that, I want a nap. HAHAHAHA. Oh wait. This is real life and a nap is a mere dream. But seriously, my whole perspective on naps has changed since baby. Back in the day, I used to say that if you need a nap, you need to look at your mattress and make sure that you're getting 7-8 hours of quality rest each and every night. Well, let's be honest, life can get in the way of getting that … [Read more...]