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About The Best Mattress Brand
Before the mattress in a box revolution, most shoppers went to brick-and-mortar retail stores (either mom-and-pop locations or well-known, national franchises) to buy their next bed.
Because there aren’t any standard ratings for mattresses, customers had to go off of things as comfort preference, brand name, and whatever information the salesperson was able to pass on to them.
It wasn’t uncommon for models to come in different firmnesses. For example, Mattress Model A would be available as a firm, medium-firm (sometimes called luxury firm), plush, and so on. You would try these mattresses out in person and were recommended to spend fifteen minutes on them, ask a few questions, and make a decision. But your decision was mostly influenced by how the mattress felt when you were laying on it.
Enter: the bed in a box concept.
High-quality products backed by generous sleep trials and warranties were now readily available, but the catch was you had to buy them online. To make the process easier, these new dot com companies leveraged free shipping and generous hassle-free, risk-free trials. To help their customers make a choice, they also were very transparent about the materials and design of their mattresses.
This created a need: people still wanted to know how the mattresses felt, to help reduce the chance of having to return their new mattress and start the process all over again. Some companies started opening brick and mortar locations, but affiliate marketing also became popular.
There are over 100 new bed-in-a-box brands, most of which started in the past five years alone. To the casual viewer, these brands will start to look the same. One will have “cool gel foam” while the other has “breathable open-celled foam”. One has a “strong core for support” and the other a “durable core for longevity”. Some coils are titanium, some are steel but twice-pressed. Some coils are a thinner gauge but there are more of them– do more thinner coils equal less thick coils?
These are the questions we try to answer at Best Mattress Brand.
But there is more to sleep than just the mattress you sleep on. So, we also focus on beds (adjustable and flat foundations), blankets (weighted, cooling, and more), sheets, mattress protectors, pillows. We also focus on sleep health, dedicating posts to questions, such as: If I want to sleep better, do I need to get drinking coffee? What are the best foods to eat before bed? Is it possible to treat Restless Legs Syndrome with home remedies?
Plus, we’ve run national surveys to help explore the relationship between long commutes and quality of sleep, what your first meal of the day does for your sleep, and how watching TV before bed affects your sleep.
Here is a brief list of some of the media outlets which have covered or shared our work:
Best Mattress Brand is run by a team of writers and editors who care deeply about sleep. We recognize it is a fundamental pillar of living a healthy and happy life.
Andrea Strand is a Certified Sleep Science Coach, who is a full-time writer focused on sleep health and the mattress industry.
Through her research, Andrea has learned about the way nearly every choice we make throughout the day impacts our quality of sleep – from how much we exercise to how much coffee we drink.
Her writing and research have been featured on Meetingjobs.com and Fast Company. She has covered topics, such as the impact of quality sleep on your future, how certain teas can help you sleep, and the effect financial debt has on your ability to get quality sleep.Andrea Strand has her undergraduate degree from BYU-Idaho, where she studied English with a focus on Technical Writing.
Sara Butler is a professional writer and researcher with over five years of experience.
Butler earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Indiana University Bloomington and her work has been featured on a variety of websites including HomeLight, The Joint Chiropractic, and more.
Ashley Hooker is a professional writer and graduate of Salem College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.
Hooker began her professional career as a high school social studies teacher. She later focused on becoming a freelance writer. She has since written for various industries, mastering topics in the health, legal, and lifestyle niches.
Our Process and Policies
Our Editorial Process
Content quality comes first at Best Mattress Brand. Using a dedicated team of writers, editors, and sleep experts, we strive to keep our quality impeccable and our information value-driven.
Each post we publish goes through a vetting editorial process to ensure accuracy and relevancy.
Read more about our editorial process to learn how we create authoritative content.
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