Mattress Foams – Part 1

History of Mattress Foams Most of us appreciate some cushioning when sitting or lying on a hard surface for very long. This has been true for thousands of years, with cushions for sitting and sleeping. Mattresses began with fiber sleeping mats laid out on a floor. At some point, long cushions or pillows were made, filled with wool, straw, feathers, sawdust, horsehair—anything to soften a hard surface. In the middle of the 19th Century, coiled springs were invented for buggy and wagon...

Spring to Sleep

What kinds of springs are in your mattress? Metal Springs The best selling mattresses over time have been innerspring mattresses. The first mattress springs were adapted from buggy seat springs. These springs are called Bonnell coils. For a long time, they were the only kind of springs used in mattresses. Now there are several types of innerspring coils. The major kinds are Bonnell, Offset, Continuous and Pocket. Within each of these kinds are variations. Each type of innerspring has...

Spring Beds – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Scott Braddam   A recent poll on our main website, Beds.org, showed that about 38% of our readers prefer a spring bed over all other types. While I definitely prefer a memory foam bed, obviously some people like springs better. So how do you know what to look for in a spring bed? Personally, I am a very analytical person. I need to know what makes things tick. For that reason, I have developed a standard approach for evaluating almost anything I buy, from snacks to a house or a...

Simple Platform Beds

By Scott Braddam   A recent poll on our main website, Beds.org, showed that about 38% of our readers prefer a spring bed over all other types. While I definitely prefer a memory foam bed, obviously some people like springs better. So how do you know what to look for in a spring bed? Personally, I am a very analytical person. I need to know what makes things tick. For that reason, I have developed a standard approach for evaluating almost anything I buy, from snacks to a house or a...

Does Size Really Matter?

Does Size Really Matter? by Scott Braddam Recently, I overheard a discussion in a bed store while I was doing some research. There was a young couple, early twenties, who were shopping for a new bed when the young lady asked “Will this [king size bed] fit in our room?” The young man stated “Sure, our room is 11’x12’, it should fit really easy.” I walked over and introduced myself to the young couple, and offered to help them pick a bed. I learned that they were moving in...

Romantic Encounters

by Scott Braddam I grew up in a time where a 40 hour week was a 40 hour week, and everything else was reserved for home life. Where did those days go? Now, a 40 hour week is more like a 50-60 hour week and family time is whatever is left between working and sleeping. How about romance? Where does a busy person find time for a little fun in the bedroom? I have a few tips which will help you have a fulfilling time in your bed when you’re not sleeping....

Welcome to the New Beds.org Bed, Mattress, and Sleep Blog!

One of the great things about being a new website is the exciting opportunities which lay before you. The new Beds.org website gave us a great means to provide a ton of useful information for our readers. Our members can read reviews about beds, mattresses, pet beds, kids furniture, and even store notes online for mattresses they have looked at. You can also get some great deals on beds, furniture, and sleep products through our partners and affiliates. We designed the new Beds.org site to...

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