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The Importance of Mattress Reviews

I’m at a stage in my life where I’m starting to prepare to purchase my first mattress on my own.  The past three mattresses I’ve slept on in my life have all been picked by my mother, none of which I got to test myself, and the one I’m sleeping on now is a hand-me-down from my mom!  All my mattresses have done their job, I’ve slept well and comfortably, so I’m feeling the pressure of having to pick out my own mattress.  If you’re in the market for a new mattress and feeling overwhelmed by not knowing where to start, try reading through customer reviews first.

Customer reviews can be the best, and easiest, way to navigate the sea of beds in the showrooms.  They may just look like white rectangles to you, but after reading through some customer reviews, you may understand that the proper mattress can change your quality of life.  Customer reviews are a great stepping stone to get the ball rolling on picking your new mattress, and with thousands of reviews online, they are pretty easy to find.

Mattress shopping is hard, but starting the process shouldn’t be.  You ask your friends and family about what GPS they have and if they like it or not, why not ask them about the mattress they sleep on?  Sleepys.com has plenty of reviews for your viewing.  Besides seeing customer reviews, you also have access to our “Staff Favorites.”  In this new section, you can read reviews of the mattress that selected employees who work in the Sleepy’s corporate offices are sleeping on.  You can read about why they love their mattress and you can just click the picture of the featured mattress to see more details about that exact mattress.  Linda DiMarco, who is the Online Art Director at Sleepy’s, came up with the idea for the “Staff Favorites” page saying that, “Since Sleepy’s has such a wide selection of mattresses and that we have many employees at the company, we all sleep on a different mattress and want to tell you what our sleep experience is like on our own mattress.”

What I like about the “Staff Favorites” section is that it gives you a chance to see the people who work behind the scenes in the corporate office, as well as read reviews of different mattresses to help you find your perfect mattress.  So if you’re looking for a starting point in your search for a new mattress, check out what our employees are sleeping on and then visit your local Sleepy’s showroom to test them out for yourself!

The top 10 mattresses with the highest reviews on Sleepys.com are the King Koil Comfort Solutions Thaila Plush Mattress, Laura Ashley Aurora Collection Euro Top Mattress, King Koil Comfort Solutions Kuray Euro Top Plush Mattress, The RhapsodyBed by Tempur-Pedic, Sleepy’s Direct Capital Mattress, Simmons Beautyrest Haworth Plush Mattress, Sealy Comfort Balance Ellington Plush Mattress, the AlluraBed by Tempur-Pedic, Serta Perfect Sleeper Rosa Vista Plush Mattress and Sealy Posturepedic Mohican Firm.

Here is what one Sleepy’s customer said in their review of the AlluraBed by Tempur-Pedic on Sleepys.com:

“My wife and I waited a long time to be able to purchase the ultimate sleep experience, and we love it! It was highly recommended by my sister and her husband, and we agree. It is by far the most unique sleeping experience. No aches and pains in the morning, no rolling into your partner, much quieter, and no sagging…just great support and comfort. I would recommend it to everyone!”

If you go through a few customer reviews, you might find several that you can relate to.  Use the above review as an example.  Perhaps on your current mattress you wake up achy more often than not, or perhaps you and your partner roll into each other in the middle of the night.  Wouldn’t that review make you want to test the AlluraBed to see if it could fix your current sleeping problem?

Besides having a brief written review of their mattress, customers also fill out an overall rating as well as a comfort, quality and value rating on a five-star scale.  The customer also adds how the mattress felt compared to their expectations (firmer or softer than expected).  The customer reviews on Sleepys.com also provide pros and cons (if any).

Reading customer reviews is a great way to start your mattress shopping experience.  But what really needs to happen is you should go to a showroom to test the mattresses yourself.  You’ll have expert advice from one of our Mattress Professionals and you’ll get to feel the comfort and support of each mattress so that you will know sleep system works best for you and which one does not.  Any fan of Tempur-Pedic mattresses will swear by it, but to you, you may not feel comfortable on the high density memory foam mattress.  You won’t know until you try it out yourself!

Sleepy’s employees who wish to write a review about their mattress from Sleepy’s can email the E-Commerce team.  If you are a Sleepy’s customer and would like to review your new mattress, visit the Ratings and Reviews section on Sleepys.com for easy to follow instructions and enter to win a $500 Visa gift card!


Contributor: Emily Barrett

The Basics of Mattress Shopping

Below is the first video I made as the Sleepy’s Snooze Director, where I introduce myself and give you quick tips on how to pick your new mattress.

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