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There’s a new memory foam mattress out on the market, and I thought I would give my quick thoughts on it.  It is a higher-quality memory foam mattress that is trying to compete directly against the likes of Tempur-Pedic.  If you look at a direct comparison of the specs of the two mattresses, you’ll find that they are really of similar quality.  The only issue is that Loom & Leaf is at less than half the price.  While I haven’t slept on a Loom & Leaf, I will say that based on the specs, it appears to be an amazing mattress that should be quite durable and fit for most sleepers.  Apartment Therapy did a recent review of Loom And Leaf and had great things to say.  Other reviewers have had great things to say as well.  What are the main highlights of the mattress?

Cooling– The mattress does an excellent job of addressing cooling.  They use plant-based foams (at least 30% plant-based), which is something that is tested to keep a mattress cool.  They also have a gel layer laminated onto the foam, which is much better at regulating temperature than using gel-infused foam.  One of the most common complaints about memory foam mattresses is that they can sleep hot.  This mattress directly addresses that complaint.

Density– The memory foam is a 5 lb. density, which is very high and compares to the higher-quality Tempur-Pedic mattresses that are out there.  This means the mattress will be durable and it will be especially good for people with pain.  The mattress will conform extremely well to one’s body, making it great at relieving pressure points and alleviating pain.

Shipping– One downside of the mattress is that you will have to pay for shipping.  This contrasts to the free shipping of the other online retailers.  At the same time, you get in-home white glove delivery and set up, rather than just receiving a bed in a box.  Some people might prefer this instead, so it’s definitely something to note.

Responsive– The mattress is more responsive than most memory foam mattresses, so that’s something that’s very unique about it, and makes it a little more like latex in that regard.

It’s a great option and definitely can stand toe to toe with Tempur-Pedic.  Give it a look.

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Mattresses are just one of those things that we have forever unless something rather dramatic happens we may end up sleeping on the same mattress for years without feeling the need to change it. This is not healthy. Mattresses, like everything else, have a lifespan the longer you have a mattress the less healthy it gets for you. The problem, however, is that most people don’t know when it is time to buy a new mattress. This article is a quick guide to tell you when it is time for you to buy a new mattress:
If you wake up most mornings with lower back pain that goes away 15 or 20 minutes after you are awake that is a sign that you need to get a new mattress. This is a sign that the mattress that you are sleeping on is no longer carrying your weight as it should. When you sleep, your lower back takes on some of your weight which leaves you in pain.
If your mattress is thinning out in the middle this is another sign that you need a new one. The ideal mattress should be even from top to bottom. The reason why mattresses thin out in the middle is because of wear and tear you have slept on yours so long that it is literally worn thin. Continuing to sleep on that kind of mattress is a sure way to eventually develop back problems.
If you are getting a new bed you may want to spend a little more and get a new mattress along with it. Your old mattress was suited for your old bed and may not go very well with the new one. In most furniture shops, beds are paired with the mattresses that go best with them.
Pregnancy is a time when every woman needs her beauty sleep but it can be very uncomfortable to sleep nights. If this happens to you maybe a new mattress is the solution. When you go shopping look for a memory foam mattress. These are mattresses that conform to your contours in order to support every inch of your body as you sleep. If your problems persist despite a new mattress you should take it up with your doctor.
If you have had bedbugs in your home it is time to buy a new mattress. Bedbugs are pesky creatures that get into the smallest crevices only to crawl out at night and wreak havoc. They are very hard to get rid of especially in something like a mattress. Throw the old one out far away from the home have the bed thoroughly fumigated before you install the new mattress. You should also check the rest of your furniture to make sure that the infestation is not running through your home.
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Most people buy a mattress without the slightest idea of which kin d would be best for them. Years later, when they have lower back pain or are not sleeping very well, is when they discover that it could have something to do with their mattress choice. This article is a very brief look at some of the most common types of mattresses and who they are most suitable for.
Air mattress
This is one of the most comfortable mattresses in the market but because it often has to be filled it is not a choice than many take into consideration. It is comfortable simply because it takes all your weight when you sleep. This mattress is best for anyone despite their choice of sleeping position.
Memory foam mattresses
This kind of mattress is excellent for people who suffer from lower back pain. It conforms to all the contours of the body and takes the weight while you sleep. Its conformity means that it is great for anyone whether they prefer to sleep on their stomachs, their backs or on their side. That said, these mattresses tend to wear out faster than others so bear in mind that you will have to replace it often.
Latex mattresses
These are very firm and they are NOT good for people who suffer lower back pain. They tend to conform to the body to some degree. They are best for people who sleep on their backs or on their sides. If you can afford a better kind of mattress you are well advised to steer clear of latex mattresses.
Innerspring mattresses
These are mattresses that have springs in the middle but the problem is that although they provide great comfort initially they eventually sag in the middle and have to be replaced. They are not recommended for people who have back problems and also for the elderly.

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There are a few things in life that are absolutes for everyone. Those absolutes are that everyone needs food, water, and sleep to function normally. Every single person requires at least some sleep on a daily basis to thrive and do all the things that are required each and every day. If any of these things are in short supply, life can become unbearable very quickly.

In the modern world, most of these things are available to everyone. The only thing that is elusive to some is a proper night of rest. There are a variety of reasons for this. Some people have issues that are related to stress and interrupted sleep patterns. Others simply have a bad mattress and need to upgrade their current one for something better.

One way to tell a mattress is bad is look at the shape of it. If there are large gaps or dips, it may be wearing down and the coils may not be providing proper support. Also, if you wake up having a sore back after a night of sleep that may be another indicator. If this applies to you, looking for a new and quality mattress may be the best move you can make for your health and body.

Looking for a quality mattress requires that you go to a furniture or bedding store that is well-known and reputable in the area. They will be able to show you all of the available styles and models and give you information about their benefits. Also, many are happy to be able to actually lie on the display models and see how it would feel to sleep on it. Its a great way to find a mattress that will work for you and help you sleep much better.

There are many different types of mattresses today and that is excellent because each individual likes different types. With the new latex and memory foam mattresses available, this makes it even more likely for people to have a great nights sleep. This is because these types conform to a persons unique body shape and sleeping position and that can be very helpful to those with back problems.

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