If you want to find the best beds, you have to look at a lot of mattress reviews. To help save you some time, we’ve put together a review of reviews, if you will. After scouring pages of bed reviews and websites we collected our findings in this guide for your benefit.
Sleep Nation is your source for all types of sleep-related information. Here we are taking a closer look a beds. Take a look at what we found in our mattress review research.
There are many things to keep track of and pay attention to in bed reviews. It can be very confusing for people. One of the best sources you can find for information on a product are customer reviews. After all, who would know better than someone who has bought and used the product? In the next sections, we have some of the top bed brands along with the average rating owners have given it.
Data from SleepLikeTheDead.com and verified customer reviews.
Data from SleepLikeTheDead.com and verified customer reviews.
Data from SleepLikeTheDead.com and verified customer reviews.
You won’t find a shortage of bed reviews and bed-related websites on the internet. There are dozens of different places you can go to find information on beds online. Part of our goal is to keep you informed on these places and the information they provide.
Here are some places to find some bed reviews and other information on sleep-related products:
At SleepJunkie.com you can find loads of information and news about sleep, sleep tips and sleep science. They have periodic bed reviews and typically have great information regarding mattress sales from both brick an mortar and online mattress retailers. Sleep Junkie delivers in a funny and energetic manner that will keep you reading. Their information is good and they publish pretty frequently.
If memory foam mattress reviews are your thing, this website if for you. At MemoryFoamMattress-Guide.com they stick to the foam. They provide regular reviews of popular memory foam mattresses and are thorough in their sales information. This site is dedicated to helping people shop for a memory foam mattress. They offer tips, reviews and other information to help you get a great bed.
Offering mattress and sleep news along with comprehensive bed reviews and sales data, MattressJournal.org is like a peek inside someone’s journal dedicated to sleep. They cover all kinds of beds and are a great resource when mattress sales abound. Look for detailed comparisons around holidays, when beds typically go on sale. Whether buying a mattress online or in a store, Mattress Journal is a great resource.
This mattress review website has a focus on the finer things in life. Beds come in many different price ranges and qualities. LavishRest.com seeks out luxury beds and posh sleep products to review them and let you know how they compare. They also have occasional tips regarding better sleep and health. If you’re looking for a luxury sleep experience, this is your place for information of all sorts.
Having the right information is crucial when making any decision. If you’re trying to find the best bed for your needs reading some bed reviews can really help. Take a look at the chart below.
Data from SleepLikeTheDead.com.
As you can see, innerspring beds have a much lower owner satisfaction rate than latex or memory foam. This information is from an independent review site who surveys tens of thousands of mattress owners. Statistically, you are much more likely to be satisfied on a latex or memory foam mattress. This information alone could save you many sleepless nights and a lot of money. There is much more information out there, too.
There are many different review sites with many different types of rating systems. How do you know which details are important and which don’t need to be considered much? That’s what Sleep Nation is here for. Here are some of the things you should be mindful of while searching for your mattress.
Memory foam beds have good owner satisfaction overall. They are great for motion isolation and relief of pressure points. There are three types of memory foam based on the materials used in their construction. They are:
As you peruse reviews and stores, you will probably notice a significant difference in pricing for memory foam beds. What could possibly make one mattress worth ten or twenty times more than another? Well, not every bed will be worth the asking price, but there are some significant differences among the various beds. Aside from the type of foam used here are some aspects of memory foam to be aware of.
Profile / height – Higher-end memory foam mattresses tend to be substantially thicker than lower priced models. You are paying for more foam, essentially. Avoid mattresses that are too thin, especially if you are a heavier person. If you are over 200 pounds, you should get a one with at least a 10-inch profile or you may bottom out. Thin mattresses will wear more rapidly than thicker ones, though height isn’t the only factor that affects durability.
Density – Many of the properties a memory foam bed has are related to density. This one property can reveal a lot about the mattresses you are looking at. A foam’s density is determined by it’s mass divided by it’s volume, but essentially it is a measure of how much foam there is in the bed. Foams are mostly air, and those with higher densities have less air per unit of volume than those of lower densities. It is measured in pounds per feet. Typically lower density foams makeup the upper parts of the bed and the base is made of higher density foams. This is how the different densities compare in characteristics:
Odors / offgassing – Traditional and gel memory foam beds have issues with odors and offgassing. Typically this is only a problem for the first weeks or months after purchasing. Plant-based foams have fewer complaints of odors and will offgas less.
These mattresses also rate well in owner satisfaction and are good for motion isolation and pressure relief. They have many of the advantages of memory foam, but can be made from all natural and even certified organic materials. Latex mattresses are harder to shop for because there are many factors to consider and they are not widely available.
One of the best things about latex is you can find mattresses that are 100% certified organic. These are some of the healthiest and most sustainable beds available. Memory foam beds can be made from natural oils, but there are no certified organic memory foam mattresses on the market. Innerspring beds may have organic components, such as the cover or filling, but the core is made from metal, which can have a very big environmental footprint.
Latex can be either synthetic or natural. Synthetic latex is petroleum based and natural latex is made from the sap of rubber trees. Sometimes you will see a blend of synthetic and natural latex. Natural latex tends to rate higher than the others and is the only type of latex that can be certified organic. Not all beds marketed as “natural” latex are made entirely of natural latex, some may be blended. There are few regulations governing the labeling of products as natural. Don’t trust the marketing, look for certifications.
Organic latex must be certified. If you are wanting an organic mattress, check the certifications. Some beds claim to be organic simply because they have some organic components, such a the cover or filling. Make sure the entire mattress is 100% certified organic.
You don’t have to shop for a bed blindly. Take the information available to you and use it to your advantage. Consider the source, take what you need and leave what you don’t. Make sure to do a good amount of looking around and reading. More information will help you make a better decision and increase the likelihood of being happy with your purchase.
There are three basic types of innerspring mattresses, each with unique characteristics.
Are you certain you need a new mattress? If your bed is over seven years old and showing signs of wear, you will very likely benefit greatly with a new bed. As you continue your search, read reviews and make sure you get the important details for each mattress you look at and compare wisely. There are plenty of mattress reviews to guide your way to a new and restful sleep.
What is assumed and what can be proven are often two very different things. The research does seem to show that some personality traits may be somehow linked to sleeping position. Here we’ll take a look at the six most common sleeping positions and what they may say about personality.
So, what does your sleep position mean? Let’s take a look at data from a couple different surveys that try to shed some light on this topic.
The first is from the British hotel chain, Premier Inn. In this survey, the hotel chain asked over one thousand Britons a number of questions relating to their sleep positions and personality traits. The data was analyzed by Robert Phipps, a body language expert, in order to see if sleep style may reflect a person’s personality and outlook on life. Only four sleep positions were looked at in the study done by Phipps
Another study was conducted by Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service. He analyzed six different sleep styles by surveying 1,000 people. What the professor found is very interesting. Believe it or not, Professor Idzikowski found each sleep position is linked to a type of personality.
“We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us,” Idzikowski said. He was a bit shocked by the data, too.
“What’s interesting is that the profile behind the posture is often very different from what we would expect,” said Idzikowski.
Are you curious about the meaning of sleeping positions? Here are the six common sleep styles and the personality traits the two studies found tend to along with them. Information is from the Idzikowski study and the percentages are of the total survey sample in Idzikowski’s study.
Here are some quick descriptions followed by a more detailed version below. Find your sleeping position and see if you match up with the findings.
Percentages are from Chris Idzikowski’s sleep survey.
People who prefer the fetal position sleep in a curled posture that is similar to that of a developing human embryo, thus the name, “fetal.” Those who prefer this style tend to be described as tough on the outside, but sensitive at heart. They may start off shy when they first meet someone, but soon soften up.
The fetal sleep position is the most common of them all and oddly, twice as many women prefer it than men.
The aptly named log sleeping position is for those more tree-like slumberers. This is not a reference to the level of sleep one attains or the log sawing of snorers, but rather the way log sleepers look with both arms down by their sides. People who snooze this way are easy going and social people who love to be part of the “in” crowd. They also tend to trust strangers and may be prone to gullibility.
In this posture, the sleeper is on their side with both arms out in front of their bodies, as if yearning for someone or something. Yearner sleepers have an open nature, but can by cynical and suspicious. Often slow to make up their minds, yearners stick with a decision once they make it.
This position resembles a toy soldier on its back with arms pinned at the sides. People who sleep in the soldier posture are prone to being reserved and quiet. Soldier sleepers are also known for setting high standards for themselves and others. They won’t throw a fit, but expect more from everyone and everything.
The freefall sleeping position is lying on your front with your hands up around the pillow. Freefallers are often sociable and brazen, while also fairly nervous and thin-skinned. The study did not mention a strong preference of Tom Petty songs, though one could assume…
People in the starfish sleeping posture are on their backs with their arms up around the pillow. Starfish sleepers tend to be good listeners and offer help when it’s needed, so they are good people to have around. Those who prefer this sleeping style do not like being in the center of attention.
There is no “best sleeping position,” though there are certain sleeping positions that may be better for certain conditions. Whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach, keeping your back supported and body aligned is key for avoiding aches and pains.
If you have back problems, sleep apnea or any other medical condition, you should ask your doctor for advice. For everyone else, the best sleep position is the one you rest easiest in.
If you have a few seconds take our poll and let us know which position you sleep in and what personality type you most identify with.