Have a question about mattresses? You can contact me using this form below, but first make sure I haven’t already answered your question in the Q&A’s. Thank you!
However, my site is definitely a for-profit business, this is not a charity. This is a one-man operation and a passion project for me.
This site is ad supported but I don’t have much control over what ads get shown. When I really like a manufacturer, I’ll sometimes develop affiliate relationships with them which means I’ll receive a small referral fee if someone makes a purchase after clicking my link at no additional charge to you. This in no way affects the structure of my reviews and it helps me to keep banner ads to a minimum. I prefer a clean, uncluttered look. I only do this for the ones I believe in anyway (less than 1% of current mattresses on the market).
In the interest of transparency, here are some of my own biases, of which there are many.
- I am biased away from the tired pricing games and fake sales of big mattresses stores.
- I am biased away from low quality, cheaply made mattresses designed for high retail turnover.
- I am biased away from the industry’s push towards shortening the consumer buying cycle. (This means that the big companies are very invested in the idea of getting you to buy a new mattress much more frequently.)
- I am biased away from air and water as mattress components.
- I am biased towards mattresses made in the USA.
- I am biased towards buying online and skipping the big mattress store shenanigans.
- I am biased towards smaller, family owned, boutique style mattress stores that specialize in higher quality, specialty bedding.
- I am biased towards inner-springs and eco-friendly/green/organic materials as mattress components.
Also, here’s a couple tips: Don’t be afraid to do a quick background check on LinkedIn on these various site owners pretending to be experts. Do they have any experience in the mattress industry? Also, you can use whois.com to see who’s really behind a “review” site. Many of them are registered privately, which means the true site owner’s identity has been concealed.
Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.
Q: I heard that memory foam mattresses don’t sag and innerspring beds do. Am I right in thinking this?
There is zero evidence that memory foam mattresses last longer than good quality innerspring beds. There never will be either, because foam isn’t stronger than steel. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a memory foam bed, you should if it makes the most sense to you and you really love the feel. I just wouldn’t be under any illusions that it will last any longer.
Of course, “un-learning” stomach sleeping is easier said than done. That said, you want to minimize ‘hammocking’ into the mattress as much as possible, which is what happens on very soft beds, for example. That compresses the lumbar area and causes major stress to the lower back. So, look for something on the firmer side. Really just about any sort of firmer mattress is best for stomach sleepers. Avoid super soft pillowtops.