You don’t usually think of an online mattress retailer as an essential business. Since they don’t have physical locations that can be shut down or that people may not feel comfortable visiting a mattress store during the coronavirus.
Well, the issue is more on the production side. Today Nolah announced that, “today, we are happy to announce that all our manufacturing partners and warehouses have been deemed essential businesses that are not at risk of being shut down during lockdowns!”
That means they can continue to ship and supply as usual and without disruptions. Considering many mattress companies are made in China or partly made in China or another country, it may be slower to get mattresses made right now.
Made in the USA
But Nolah is 100% made in the USA. In Elkhart, Indiana to be exact. Here’s a screenshot of a conversation I had with them:
Nolah Mattress Sale
In addition to being open and shipping, Nolah is offer historically low prices right now.
Get $458 off your Nolah mattress!
It’s up to $300 off mattresses + 2x FREE AirFiber™ pillows ($158 value for free) 😄
We think Nolah is an excellent choice and one of the most underrated mattresses on the market They offer a great value on a quality mattress.
Compare Nolah Mattresses
Nolah has two models – a 10″ and a 12″. If you want a soft or a firm mattress, get the 12″ – it’s flippable so you can choose which side of the mattress to sleep on (top or bottom). It has an impressive lifetime warranty too. And an organic cotton cover. Each has a 120 night trial, which is a little above standard for the industry.
We love seeing what the mattress industry can do to help our country in a crisis and Brooklyn Bedding is leading the way. They just announced that they’ve adapted their proprietary mattress technology, designed for the transportation industry, to meet the immediate needs of the healthcare industry.
How? The company has developed a line of hospital beds that are comfortable, affordable and 100% waterproof. The beds are being made at their Arizona manufacturing facility, located in the city of Phoenix.
We love to see company’s respond to try to help during a difficult time in our country’s history and like to support businesses who do good. Brooklyn Bedding is celebrating their 25th anniversary right now (and offering 25% off all products on their website).
Note we may earn a commission when you shop through our links (not on hospital beds).
Brooklyn Bedding Waterproof Hospital Mattress
Here are the specs of the mattress, which are only available to for the healthcare industry:
Proprietary vinyl cover with creased corner seals to resist liquid permeability
Dual comfort and support foam layers, including a Tri-Zone convoluted core
CertiPUR-US certified foams for patient health and safety
California Prop 60 compliant materials
Standard as well as non-standard sizes to accommodate all types of bed frames
On-demand production to alleviate excess inventory
Roll pack processing that allows for bed-in-a-box delivery direct to your facility
Previously the company put out a call to see how they can help the government respond to the pandemic.
“We produce mattresses for the largest dot.coms in the nation as well as our own retail channels,” said John Merwin, Owner and Chief Executive Officer at Brooklyn Bedding. “We find ourselves in a unique position to help Americans, to provide viable solutions, at this very critical time in our history. As 25-year veterans in the mattress and sleep accessories industry, we know how to build things and we understand logistics. We doubled our production capacity last year. All we need is the government’s attention to get started.”
Likely in response to the economic conditions due to coronavirus, mattress companies are holding massive sales right now. However, if you look at a recent survey of both online and physical mattress stores, it’s not as grim as it may seem.
In a recent survey, published in Furniture Today*, 463 retailers were polled and “On the digital side, 76% of respondents said that online traffic was either steady or up. Only 5% said they have taken the drastic step of completely shutting down their stores.”
Still, Nectar Mattress has one of the biggest we’ve ever seen going on right now, in their history! Nectar is a highly rated memory foam mattress. At this time they have two mattresses to choose from: The Nectar Mattress and the Nectar Lush Mattress.
And remember that Nectar has a lifetime warranty and a full year sleep trial.
How is the bedding industry reacting to the coronavirus pandemic? Well, one company, Avocado Green, is making their own organic cotton face masks. We’re certainly used to seeing sleep masks, but this is the first we’ve seen of a mattress company selling face masks.
They’re sold in packages of 8 masks, called a family pack, for $30. There is a limit of 3 family packs per household. There is no sleep trial or warranty. And they’re non refundable. But if you need one, don’t want to sew your own, plus need organic cotton, this could be ideal for you.
According to a post on their Facebook page, the masks are washable and this is what they want to accomplish:
Our goal is always to create reusable, multiple-use products whenever possible.
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Medical professionals can bulk orders the face masks. They also noted they can provide temporary/disposable mattresses, reusable sheeting, disposable protective wear, and waterproof wedge pillows.
A study of homemade face masks “found that the median-fit factor of the homemade masks was one-half that of the surgical masks. Both masks significantly reduced the number of microorganisms expelled by volunteers, although the surgical mask was 3 times more effective in blocking transmission than the homemade mask.” Read: if it’s all that you have or you want to signal to people to keep their distance (because you’re immunocompromised, for example), this can help.
Avocado says the masks are made and sold at their cost, not for profit.
Features of the Avocado Organic Face Masks:
GOTS® organic certified Face Masks made with two layers of organic cotton canvas.
Two tie straps (that look a bit like a bra). No elastic or plastic.
Not particulate filtering N95 medical masks, but will provide protection and help inhibit the transmission of Covid-19.
Would you buy these masks? Let us know in the comments below.
The newest trend in bed in a box mattress brands is the weighted blanket. Popular for years, it seems like almost every bed in a box mattress brand either has one or is coming out with one. We wanted to list all of your options in one place to help you make an informed decision. Most weighted blankets are filled with glass beads.
Today’s weighted blankets are as much a lifestyle item as they are a blanket. You can find something for all ages and tastes. Check out our chart below to help you find the best weighted blanket for you!
Top 3 Weighted Blanket Benefits
Helps Alleviate Anxiety & Stress
The weight feels like a big hug, to help you relax, calm, and minimize anxiety. Some claim that it can increase the feel good and calming hormones – serotonin and melatonin.
Promotes Restful Sleep
When a weighted blanket reduces stress it has the effect of helping you get a better quality sleep. Sleep more deeply and peacefully.
Reduce Sensory Processing Disorder
Many children or adults with autism or other processing issues love how it can help them focus and reduce anxiety.
How Much Should Your Blanket Weight?
When looking for a weighted blanket for comfort, think about the weight that you need. The recommendations are based on how much you weight. Here’s a general rule:
Kids: 10% of body weight plus 1-2lbs.
Adults: 10% of ideal body weight.
Weighted Blanket Comparison Chart
If you like more pressure then buy a heavier blanket. Here’s a chart that shows how to figure out the right amount of weight for you. Note, we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.
Today Bear Mattress announced their newest product – a weighted blanket. It comes in one size and weight – 15 lbs. It’s one piece with a soft microfiber cover. Choose from three beautiful neutral colors: light gray, charcoal or cream. We love the cream.
These are the things we look at when looking at which weighted blanket to buy.
Consider the cover – what’s is the fabric? The Bear is a soft microfiber material.
Is it two pieces or one? One piece (no separate duvet type cover).
Is it washable? Yes, but only by hand or dry clean.
Does the weighted blanket come in more than one size? Bear offers this more as a one-size throw option.
Weight and Beads
Does the weighed blanket come in more than one weight? The weight that you should choose depends on your height and weight. Bear’s blanket is available in one weight that is generally good for anyone (except children over the age of 3).
It’s both stylish and modern and comes in three colors. Weighted blankets like this are a home decor item and are as much for the couch as for bed. So ask yourself if this blanket would look nice in your living room or on your favorite chair.
Sleep Trial and Warranty
Some brands don’t offer a sleep trial on blankets – likely because they’re heavy to ship for the price of the product. Bear has a generous 100 day sleep trial and a 1 year warranty.
Price and Financing
This blanket is on par with the cost of most weighted blankets.
Bear Weighted Blanket Details
Here are some specs so you can learn more about this weighted blanket:
100% Polyester Microfiber
1 Year Warranty
100 night sleep trial
Hand wash or dry clean
Queen size 60″ x 80″ x 14″
With code, $120 (financing for as low as $10/month)
With the level of stress a lot of us in this country feel right now with coronavirus, kids out of school for weeks if not months and the uncertainty, it’s a good time to curl up under a weighted blanket. They feel like someone is giving you a big hug – and right now a lot of us can’t get closer than 6 feet apart.
2019 seemed like the year that CBD everything hit its highest popularity. Get it – it got high?? However, the joke’s not accurate because CBD oil doesn’t contain psychoactive properties. Rather, it’s a chemical compound in marijuana and it has a long history of being used as medicine. There are no psychoactive compounds in this part of the plant (the part that makes you high is called THC).
The idea is that CBD helps you get better sleep by lessening restlessness, pain, and stress.
At the most recent mattress industry trade show in Vegas there were several new products touting CBD in mattresses and bedding.
Here are Some Examples of CBD Products Related to Mattresses and Sleep
Therapedic’s new b-Calm mattress line which has CBD-infused cover and foam.
MLILY’s Mprove CBD-Infused Mattress, an organic hybrid mattress with CBD-infused fabric.
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Bear Mattress Introduces New CBD Products
Now Bear Mattress has introduced a new wellness brand dedicated to improving sleep through CBD and other natural products. It’s called Curfew. You won’t find it on Bear’s website though. It’s on a completely new website all centered around CBD that you can find here.
There are 3 products so far:
Curfew Dream Blanket
Worlds first CBD blanket with patented, micro-encapsulated beads that release CBD to provide ultimate relaxation
Great for sleep, rest and recovery
Super soft and comfortable
Great for well-being and staying calm
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How Often Should you Wash your Sheets?
There’s no definitive rule on how often to wash your sheets. However, think about this. You probably wear clothes once and wash them. It seems logical to wash the sheets at least every week. Exactly how often depends on your situation. However, unofficial studies have show that college students NEVER wash their sheets. So they may go 4 years or so (unless a parent steps in). And if you eat in bed, drink in bed or otherwise utilize your bed to its full capacity, you need to wash your sheets more often.
Those who have skin issues or night sweats may have to change sheets every night. When someone in your family is sick or has the flu it’s important to wash and disinfect the sheets after they are well. Be sure to wash separately from other laundry.
Fitted Sheets can be a Nightmare to Change
Here’s a fun, lighthearted look at how standard fitted sheets can make your life miserable…
The Problem with Washing your Sheets
The issue with washing your sheets isn’t pulling off all the bedding. That part isn’t difficult to do. It’s making the bed again afterwards. And possibly the worst part is getting all the corners on the bed when it comes to the fitted sheet. If you don’t secure them you have a problem with them popping off and your sheets will get all bunched up. Sometimes you’re in a tight room and it’s difficult to get around on all sides of the bed.
QuickZip is a great concept because the fitted part of the sheets stay on the bed (you can wash them less frequently). The middle part zips off and on so that you don’t need to fuss with the corners. Plus, if you get their starter pack it has 2 fitted sheets so that you can remove one sheet and put the next one on. So you don’t have to wait to remake the bed or sleep without sheets in case they’re not dry in time.
The same goes for crib sheets. You’re more likely to have more frequent changes because babies and diapers…and it usually involves removing the whole mattress. But again, with QuickZip you can simply unzip the top (babies don’t use top sheets). This makes it so much quicker and easier to change soiled sheets, especially in the middle of the night by otherwise worn out parents.
Crib sheets come in 15 designs which you can mix or match (and are so cute). Designed to fit all standard crib mattresses (52” x 27” wide, 5” to 7” thick); Compatible with all crib flat mattress pads; 100% Cotton.
For kids who are potty training, special needs or otherwise need a faster way to change the sheets, get the QuickZip Fitted Sheet Set. It has a wraparound base & 1 zip-on sheet.
Ideal for Daybeds
If you have a daybed with a high back and sides you know how difficult it is to change the fitted sheets on this bed. QuickZip makes changing the bottom sheet surface so much easier. you don’t feel or see the heavy-duty plastic zipper since it’s covered by a flap of cotton. They have a neat and tidy look.
QuickZip Sheets in Navy Percale
Sheet Material , Colors and Sizes
Choose from the more silky sateen or the cotton percale sheets. We have the cotton percale (requested and sent to us by the company) and they’re a little thicker and feel so well made.
Sizes include: twin, twin xl, full, full deep, queen, king
Crisp, cool and light percale weave with a matte finish. 100% cotton, 200 thread count.
Made in Israel
We recommend the premium which comes with the base and 2 sheets if you don’t sleep with a top sheet. Otherwise we recommend the euro set (if you have a duvet). You can order sheets, pillowcases and duvets separately or together.
If you or someone in your household has the flu or other sickness, it’s important to clean and disinfect their mattress after they recover. However, doing so can be difficult, if not impossible.
Your mattress can be a breeding ground for bacteria. In addition, it harbors dust mites, dead skin, dirt, hair, spilled food or liquids and more.
The Washabelle mattress can be disassembled in layers and put in the washing machine to clean and disinfect it.
Available in adult, children’s sizes (twin) which is especially helpful if bedwetting is an issue, and a pet bed.
There may not be another mattress with so much charm and well, cuteness. However, beyond its adorably good looks, the Washabelle mattress has a practical application—it’s easy to clean. The cover is washable. Unzip the bed and remove each layer. Then throw it into the washing machine (and next, the dryer). The base foam layer is the only layer that can’t be washed. However, it’s protected by the zip out breathable waterproof layer that’s on top of it.
Washabelle has two lightweight washable foam layers that have their own cover and a breathable waterproof zip out liner. There’s a foam base inside the mattress cover and it zips up with a durable brass zipper. The washable foam, liner and cover can be tossed right into the washer and dryer.
Adult Sizes Look like This
Washable Mattress that’s Ideal for Bed Wetters and Pets
So if you have a bedwetter, don’t like using a mattress protector, or are a bit of a clean freak like me – this is your mattress. Pets can be the worst too, because you can’t escape the hair that gets into the bed. And allergies are a real concern. Good thing Washabelle has a pet bed!
There’s no way you can cram your current mattress into a washing machine and they don’t come apart. If you do put the memory foam into the wash, it would be like a big sponge and probably never dry out, while developing a mold problem.
So don’t just wash the sheets (you are washing them – right?!), wash your bed!
Kid Sizes Look like This
Washabelle Mattress Specs
Want to know about the Washabelle warranty and sleep trial?
101 Night Trial
10 Year Warranty
Shipped to Your Door via UPS
Free shipping and returns on all orders in the United States.
We’ve been testing a Sleep Ovation pillow. Beyond the uniqueness of having springs and being scored and quite flat, why would you buy one? Who is this pillow for? Check out our full Sleep Ovation pillow review here (includes video). In this article, we’re going over the benefits most cited by Sleep Ovation pillow buyers that matches our own experience.
The Sleep Ovation pillow comes in one size and is $90. We were provided product and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.
Specially designed fabric sleep cools (we found this to be true), sweat resistant cover that’s removable and washable. This pillow did not sleep hot. There’s no memory foam in it, only foam and springs.
Reason #1: You have neck pain and need relief or to be careful not to aggravate it.
This pillow was studied and tested to find the height it needed to be throughout to best support your neck. If you have neck problems a pillow can make it worse. This isn’t a pillow that looks great on the bed, it’s more of a therapeutic pillow. Pillows that are too thick don’t hold your neck in a neutral supported position.
The size and design of this pillow was based on the data from sleep testers and it was tested specifically for pain relief.
Thickness: most people think a pillow needs to be much thicker than you actually need. With other pillows you need to plump and adjust the pillow fill to get the right amount of support (fill) in different parts of the pillow to fit your head, face, and neck. A problem with this is that if you change your sleeping position during the night, your pillow no longer conforms to your features and has to be “re-plumped”.
Plumping and moving your head during the night: The SleepOvation pillow, doesn’t have to be “plumped”. Instead, it adjusts to your sleep positions. It’s thickness is the exact thickness (4+ inches) for the optimal neck and head alignment.
Reason #2: You’re a side or stomach sleeper and need a flatter pillow so it doesn’t fluff up and block or obstruct airflow through your mouth or nose.
When you put your head on that soft fluffy pillow it sinks down where your head is but the rest of the pillow puffs up. When you move your head it does it in a different spot. The pillow can block part of your nose or mouth, making it harder to breath. If you have sleep apnea or already struggle with breathing (stuffy nose, etc) this can make it worse.
Personal Experience with a Child and Senior
My 8 year old daughter is very enthusiastic about these benefits. My 82 year old father-in-law cited these as the biggest benefits of the pillow too. He loves it.
My daughter hears a lot about mattresses and bedding because we review so many mattresses and related products at our house. She switched to the Sleep Ovation pillow because otherwise, as a side sleeper like me, she moves her head to the side of the pillow so she can breath easier. With Sleep Ovation she doesn’t need to sleep on the edge of the pillow anymore.
This isn’t a cheap pillow, but it’s on par with other bed in a box brands. Our experience with boxed brand pillows overall has been excellent (unless you’re getting a cheaper version of the brand’s regular offering free when you buy a mattress).
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