Do you need a firm or soft mattress
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How to Know If You Need a Firm or Soft MattressToday, mattresses come in all comfort levels and sizes to fit your sleep needs. From a firm twin size bed to a soft California king, finding the mattress that is best for you is an essential part of your health and getting the best sleep every night.
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    When to Replace Bedding AccessoriesWe've all got items that we hold onto for a little bit too long. Whether it's that antique table from grandma that has been with you since your first apartment in college or a handmade quilt you've curled up in since you were five years old: holding onto keepsakes can be a wonderful trait, except when it comes to your bedding accessories.
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The Best Mattresses for College GraduatesYou've successfully made it through four years of endless exams and late-night study sessions. Now between job hunting and looking for a place to live, many college graduates are entering the world and thinking, what’s next?

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4 Tips to Keeping Your Room CleanMany of us still have flashbacks to our childhood anytime we hear, "clean your room" but did you know that keeping your bedroom clean can actually help alleviate stress? More than that, a clean room can make you feel more accomplished during the day and make your room easier to navigate. If that's not enough reason to keep your room clean, studies show that people with clean rooms actually get better sleep.
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Headboards: Do You Really Need One?People typically think of headboards for beds as an essential piece of furniture for your bedroom. Whether you prefer wooden, upholstered or a DIY option inspired by Pinterest, headboards are an easy way to customize your bedroom. But we got to thinking, is there a functional purpose for headboards or are they just for aesthetics? Why do you need a headboard?
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The Best Mattresses Under $500There's no better feeling than jumping into a nice clean bed at the end of a long day. Especially when your bed is the best part of your bedroom. But if your mattress is lacking in the comfort department, or worse yet, it's giving you more aches and pains than nighttime Zzz's, then it might be time to consider an upgrade.
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Buying Guide: Queen Size MattressSo, you're on the hunt for the bed of your dreams and are trying to decide on the best mattress size for your sleep space. When determining what size mattress is best, you need to consider your own sleep needs and the space for the bed.
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How to Wash Sheets and Other Bedding AccessoriesWhen we think of house cleaning chores, we often think of taking out the trash, scrubbing the toilets and doing the dishes, but we often fail to consider one other task: cleaning our mattress. We spend at least a third of our lives in bed, yet we rarely set aside a couple minutes to maintain our investment and all our bedding accessories.
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How to Choose the Best Mattress TopperAre you waking up with aches and pains but aren’t ready to invest in a new mattress just yet? A mattress topper may be the perfect temporary sleep solution. Mattress toppers allow you to refresh your current bed by adding an additional layer of comfort and support.
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Best Bed in a Box Mattresses What’s convenient to buy, comes in a box and gets delivered straight to your door? And no, we’re not talking about pizza. We’re talking about the bed in a box.
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Why an Adjustable Bed May be the Sleep Solution You NeedMy wife and I recently found ourselves shopping for a new mattress at Mattress Firm. Like most mattress shoppers, we hopped from one mattress to the next, trying to get a feel for which was the most comfortable. At some point in our game of musical beds, the salesperson noted that we were on a mattress with an adjustable bed base underneath.
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Developing Good Sleep HygieneThere is an ample amount of technology focused on how to get better sleep. There are apps that relax an active brain, trackers that tell you how much time you've slept, and even fancy devices that claim to alter your brain waves to help you fall asleep. With all the technology that surrounds sleep, one would think that sleep is a complicated process.
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The Truth About the 15-Minute "Cat Nap"You know the feeling. It's the middle of the day — you're hitting that 3 p.m. wall and all you want to do is lay down for a nap. Sometimes, all you need is just a few minutes, but other times, you feel like you could sleep for several hours. However, if you're pressed for time and just need some shut-eye, 15 minutes may be all you have to catch some Zzzz's.
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    Buying Guide: PregnancyIf you are, or ever have been an expecting mother, you probably know the struggle of getting some shut-eye with your growing bump. Nights are spent tossing and turning as you wrestle to get comfortable, only to find yourself wide awake and frustrated. If this sounds all too familiar, it may be time to try some sleeping tips or even invest in a new mattress.
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Buying Guide: MovingIf you're getting ready to move, there's no doubt you have a lot on your plate. To make your move a little bit easier, we've compiled some of our top tips and considerations for moving, should you need a new mattress in the process.
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    How to Buy a Mattress OnlineNowadays, you can buy just about anything with the click of a mouse—electronics, furniture and even groceries. But have you ever considered purchasing an online mattress?
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    Mattress Protectors are a Necessity for Every BedThe sheets are crisp and cool, the pillows fluffed and fresh, the lights are dim or off. But if you haven't covered your mattress with a protector, you're not 100 percent in the healthy sleep zone.
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3 Tips to Help You Break in Your BedHave you ever wondered how to break in a new bed or how long it takes to break in a new mattress?
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    Mattress Firm Hosts Book Fairs for Local Foster ChildrenFor many of us, the annual book fair at school is a childhood memory we cherish. From the anticipation we felt for our chance to pick the perfect book to the absolute joy we experienced when looking through some of the newest and coolest posters, pencils, and more, the school book fair was an exciting time and something most will never forget.
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    Positive Change Through Better Sleep*This post was originally published on LinkedIn in May 2019 by Sunni Goodman, Mattress Firm Vice President of Communications and Customer Experience, as part of National Foster Care Month.*