One fundamental important element to getting a restful night of sleep is the mattress we sleep on. Alas, there are so many different kinds of mattresses out there on the market!
I would like to invite all of you to share with us the best mattress you have slept on. Try to be specific: type, brand, etc.
If you are a mattress maker or mattress salesperson you may respond and promote and tell us why your particular mattress should be the one people sleep on.
Disclosure: I am in no way affiliated with any mattress brand or company. I simply will give neutral equal air time to anybody who wants to promote what they think is the best mattress to sleep on.
You may participate in this informal survey two ways:
1. Just reply right here at The Warm Milk Journal. People will see your comments right here. If you are a mattress maker or salesperson feel free to offer us links to your website or information on your mattress or mattress company…
2. Tweeps out there: for those of you following on Twitter- please just reply or tweet @warmmilkjournal and enlighten us with the mattress that gives you the best nights of sleep. Please hashtag#bestmattress and we can really get the Twitterverse going with this…
Getting a good night of sleep is a worthy cause. It affects our lives in significant ways. So, let’s help each other out right now. Let’s just settle this thing… what is the best mattress out there?
Look forward to hearing from you.
Debra : )
What we sleep on and in is obviously very important to our comfort and quality of sleep we get at night. I picked up the May Issue of Consumer Reports and they tested and rated sheets and mattresses.
For sheets, Consumer Reports experts looked at features like: the fit, shrinkability, likeliness to pill, softness and crispness, and cost. These sheets stood out in three different categories. ( *Please note I am not getting paid in any way to recommend these products. I am simply reporting the Consumer Reports results).
100 percent cotton sateen or twill weave
100 Percent Cotton Percale Weave:
Rayon or Rayon Blend Sateen or Twill Weave:
Mattresses(rated for most comfortable) :
For more information on this ratings survey, go to www.consumerreports.org
Pillows are also important! Not having a good pillow can result in our waking up with back or neck discomfort, even if we have excellent mattresses. It is important that your pillow holds your head in the same relation to your shoulders and spine as if you were standing straight up. The industry’s Better Sleep Council recommends a fairly firm pillow for side sleepers, medium-firm for back sleepers, and soft for people who sleep on their stomach.
Consumer Reports recommended:
(Polyester) Primaloft Deluxe Pillow PM90 (The Company Store)
(Feather/Down) The Seasons Collection Pinnacle (Bed Bath & Beyond)
(Memory-Foam) Temper-Pedic Symphony
This month’s issue of Body & Soul Magazine (wholeliving.com) did an article and review on natural, healthy pillows. they recommend choosing one with chemical-free filling. They rated pillows and picked one best for different sleeping positions.
Here are their top picks:
(Natural Latex) Earthsake Latex Contour Pillow. Best for side sleepers. (earthsake.com)
(Buckwheat) Gaiam Organic Buckwheat Pillow. Best for floppers. (gaiam.com)
(Memory Foam) Keetsa Tea Leaf Contour Pillow. Best for side or back sleepers. (shop.keetsa.com)
(Kapok) Earthsake Natural Kapok Filled Pillow. Best for back sleepers. (earthsake.com)
(Organic Wool) Heart of Vermont Soft Wool Pillow. Best for side sleepers. (heartofvermont.com)
(Organic Cotton) Purerest Organic Cotton Pillow. Best for stomach sleepers. (purerest.com)