As the sun dips below the horizon, most of us embrace the night and start getting ready for bed without a second thought. We wind down and cuddle into soft pajamas and fluffy bedding, grateful for another long day’s end and looking forward to a night of deep sleep
A lot of digestion happens overnight, so eating foods that are easy on your body and have ingredients that support sleep could totally turn your night around. Cutting out certain food and adding in some new ones can help get you on the right track for better sleep.
Shopping for bedding can be tricky—you have to think about your comfort, your budget, and your needs without getting a whole of information as to why you should choose one option over another. There's also plenty of misconceptions about what you *should* buy that seem to stem from the industry itself, not actual knowledge.
As a theatre actor, the vibrant arts and culture of KC drew me. I plan on cultivating some of my own theatre works in my time here, and I truly feel Kansas City is the place to do it. We have such a strong community of artists and art fans, and that is what I love the most about it here. I also love the friendly midwest culture, the food, and the fitness communities I belong to.
This month, Tuft & Needle is proud to be partnering with Home by thisopenspace to bring our products to even more sleepers—we’re so excited to hear what Manhattan thinks as we work together to question traditional retail setups and bring a new experience to customers.
If you’ve ever woken up in a panic, or if you keep a regular dream journal, you’re probably pretty aware of how little sense dreams make. While tiny bits of reality might sneak in here and there, most dreams, at least the memorable ones, are filled with nonsense.
You might find, pretty quickly, that the world of bedding is seemingly endless—it can be hard to know what you need and what’s just a bonus piece. Our ultimate bedding guide will walk you through everything you need (And everything you don’t!) and make it easier to dive into shopping for a new bed set.
Balancing your life can be a lot of work and every so often you’re bound to be a day late and a dollar short—so you stay up all night to wrap up whatever it is you forgot.
It’s 2 PM on a Tuesday afternoon, steam floats upward from behind the Tuft & Needle coffee bar as Matthew Heinzel, a member of the marketing team, pours hot water (It should be exactly 187 degrees if you ask him.) over two bags of PG Tips in a paper cup with a splash of vanilla syrup.
No, these aren’t some strange and poorly-structured haikus. They are just some of the most fascinating tidbits from the dream journals our team kept over the last month—sans authors for sake of anonymity, of course. For 30 days, we challenged our team to write down their dreams and see what they might learn about themselves in the process.
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress will be popping up in Crate&Barrel locations across the country this Summer—and it’s all thanks to the customers that support us. Our displays will feature a Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress to test out and have delivered to your home, or you can order online at crateandbarrel.com!
While keeping your phone in your bed isn’t the best practice to get great sleep, we’re a technology-driven society and sometimes our phones can do some pretty magical things for us. There’s an app for just about anything, including your sleep habits. From soothing your mind before bed to tracking and analyzing your current quality of sleep, your phone might be your greatest asset on the journey to quality rest.
Making a bed is something we’ve all been doing since we were kids. Even the most skilled of us out there struggle to do it quickly and efficiently from time to time. These time-saving hacks will make putting your bed together quicker and easier than ever, you'll wonder why you spent so much time suffering.
Where your pup passes out for the night is a hotly-debated topic in a lot of households. Should you get your dog their own space to sleep? A fancy dog bed? Out in the grass under the moonlight? Its own personal la-z-boy? A dog bed that goes next to you in your own bed? Don’t knock it ‘til you try it, according to one of our teammate’s roommate.
Instead of competing with the usual Fourth of July sales, we wanted to do something different this year. To celebrate Independence Day, the T&N team has decided to donate 5% of all direct sales earned on July 4th to [Team Rubicon](https://teamrubiconusa.org/mission/), an organization that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans to respond to emergencies and disasters.
If you’re inexplicably losing sleep night after night or waking up still feeling exhausted, you might suffer from a sleep disorder known as insomnia. Insomnia, by definition, is the inability to get to sleep or stay asleep, for more than three nights a week for three months. All sorts of circumstances in your life may cause insomnia, as well as genetic factors, and should not be taken lightly.
What? Didn’t you know that England’s oldest cemetery is also the hippest place to spend the longest day of the year? Didn’t you know that Stonehenge might be a cemetery? We’ve got some things to teach you.
Our first four months in the Airstream, I missed my bathtub terribly. But soon, I realized that my bathtub was just my way of winding down after every day and I didn't crave it after a while. I was so much more content with our new existence that I realized I didn't need that unwind time every night anymore.
The Summer Solstice is tomorrow, which means we’re losing a little more nighttime than usual and about to embark on the longest day of the year. Not to worry—the next few nights might seem short, but we’ve got a handy guide to ensure you’re getting the most out of your sleep tonight, tomorrow, or really any night.
This Thursday, at 6:07AM EST you can officially break out the flip-flops and sunscreen because Summer is on—if you’re in the Northern hemisphere that is. From June 21st to September 23rd, the Northern Hemisphere will be enjoying our warmest season and longest days.
It’s the time of year again where neckties, decorative socks, action movies, and coffee mugs start flying off the shelves. Just about every other commercial is for a hardware store or this year’s greatest trucks and steakhouses see an increase in visitors. That’s right—it’s Father’s day.
You’ve seen them everywhere—online, on TV, on your neighbor’s porch, on just about every celebrity’s Instagram. These boxed mattress burritos just keep popping up all over the place and you probably can’t help wondering—are these things even any good? How can an entire bed flattened like a pancake and rolled up even be comfortable? And surely, if it’s comfortable, it only lasts for a few months right?
Alright—you’ve got a cool 6 G’s in your bank account and you’re looking for something to do. Have you thought about putting that cash toward shattering an industry and changing how business is done forever?
Tuft & Needle pioneered the direct-to-consumer mattress industry in 2012 and hasn’t stopped innovating since. Determined to disrupt more than just the mattress industry, T&N has moved beyond the bedroom but hasn’t forgotten its original mission—to do away with everything consumers hate about the mattress industry and offer high-quality, fairly-priced products for everyone.
Struggling to get some shut-eye and trying everything under the sun to fix it? Science might have the most natural remedy there is—sex. It might seem counter-intuitive, an act that is intended to be stimulating should actually wire you, right? For some folks, sure, but for most of us, there are a few other pieces to the puzzle that might make sex the ultimate sleep aide.
On every corner in your town, there’s at least one mattress store, you know that. Big fluorescent lights illuminating rows of white blocks that are supposedly different from one model to the next. A wall of “deals” that look less like a steal and more like a trap. The windows boast a 70% off sale—TODAY ONLY—but you’re not sure there’s ever been another sign. And what’s weirder, you’ve never actually seen anyone in there other than one sales guy hanging out towards the front. He seems lonely.
For something that’s supposed to be an essential daily function, getting to, and staying asleep, can sometimes be a huge pain in your ass… or in your lower back, or your shoulders, or your neck—you know what we mean. Getting better sleep can change your entire world—from being more productive at work to just being happy to get up and going on the weekend. Some of these might seem obvious, but switching up your routine can get you in bed longer, and waking up better.
What business sense does it make to brag about your returns? When you have the kind of business that we do, you get it. Stick with us…
You know what they say, “good things come in small packages.” Now good sleep is among them. You’ve probably heard of the bed in the box at this point—an entire mattress that ships straight to your door in a tiny cardboard box, no trucks or complicated delivery schedules required.
Losing out on sleep is just about one of the worst feelings in the world, but if you find that you’re suffering from insomnia, you absolutely aren’t alone. From A-list celebs to some of the most brilliant minds in science, the movers and shakers of our world seem to have something in common—they don’t sleep much.
Let’s be real, who among us isn’t obsessed with their dog? They are endlessly entertaining, be it watching them chase their friends, snapping a few pics for the gram, or discovering their little personality quirks. Even getting trampled on by giant mastiffs that think they are toy poodles isn’t the worst fate we could imagine.
It’s 2 AM. You’ve been up for hours, possibly days at this point. No matter what you give up—caffeine, working out at night, eating bigger meals before bed—you can’t seem to get the rest you need. Or maybe you passed out hard, hopeful for those precious 8 hours, but you never seem to stay asleep and wake up over and over again. Why is this happening? What can you do about it? Is there a magic cure?
Listen. If you’ve ever been on the internet, you know that everything even remotely enjoyable is ruining your life. Diet Coke, eating standing up, the freaking sun—it’s all out to get you. But, if you look deep enough, there are scientists out there who are taking one for the team and using their knowledge to confirm our own hopes and dreams—some of these “bad things” might actually be okay for you.
Every living organism—from you down to that house plant in your kitchen you’re desperately trying to sustain—has a circadian rhythm. This can sometimes get conflated with our biological clocks, but the two vary slightly. The circadian rhythm definition is an easy one to remember: it is the physical, mental, and behavioral pattern we follow on a daily cycle.
I look down at my phone to find it’s 9AM. This feels surprising, although, I’m unsure what I expected—I’ve completely lost track of time. I began my journey from Phoenix to Coimbatore, India about 36 hours ago, and the lack of sleep and abundance of protein bars has left me feeling hazy.
Maybe you just haphazardly grabbed a set of sheets from the bottom of your linen closet after spilling a glass of wine, or maybe you stared at color swatches for hours to decide what set would accurately reflect you. Either way, color communicates a lot more than you might think, and setting the right tone to relax and rest can start with your decor and bedding.
You’ve probably been in the Duvet vs Comforter battle before—which one is right? Is there even a difference? Which one is better for your own needs? Do you have to rotate them out seasonally? Why does “duvet” have to sound so pretentious?
At the end of the day, you know that the gifts aren’t what the wedding is about. But the idea that you are beginning this new life as a married couple and your closest family and friends are helping to set you off on the right foot is a nice outcome of the tradition.
When you have only one child, you think that you are creating their behaviors and habits with your parenting; when the second one comes along you realize that you are just along for the ride. If I’ve learned anything about how we influence our children, it’s that maybe we don’t have as much to do with it as we think—every child is uniquely them and you just get to do a bit of shaping.
Waking up from a terrifying nightmare or weird dream that leaves you feeling exhausted is never fun—but it’s even worse when you’re trying to rest up before you bring your new addition into the world. Moms-to-be have long-since reported heightened cases of nightmares and strange occurrences in their dreams, and some of the common threads offer a fascinating view into the mental state of new moms
“We just completely freaked out. We checked the whole house. When you weren’t there, we opened the front door to look for you and saw you walking back down the street towards our house like it was no big deal…”
The Tuft & Needle Topper was crafted with a lot of factors in mind. It needed to feel like our mattress, but with a little something softer. It needed to be smartly engineered to fit with any sleep setup. It needed to fill the needs of T&N customers and non-T&N customers alike. It needed to be affordable, reliable, and durable. It needed to complement our mattress, but stand alone as well.
Whether you just brought a new mattress home or you’re looking for ways to improve your current sleep setup, you’re probably seeing a lot of information about mattress pads and toppers, but what’s the difference, and what do you actually need?
It’s warming up in most of the country and with sunnier days comes everyone’s favorite time of year: Spring Cleaning. Out with the old, in with the new, and time to actually wash your baseboards instead of just convincing yourself a quick swipe of your sock while vacuuming did the trick.
Shopping for a bean bag chair is always the same struggle–until now.
Ah, the ever-cool, and ever-efficient Murphy bed. Maybe you know it as a wall-bed or a pull-down bed, but whatever you call it, you know how space-saving and sort of magical they can be. If you’re living in close quarters or just want to create spaces that have multiple functions, the “Disappearing Bed” might be the option you’re searching for.
Sleepless nights seem to come along with motherhood, but you don’t want them to start *now*. Getting a good night’s rest when you’re growing a human is extremely important, but there’s a lot going on mentally, emotionally, and physically that can keep you from getting the best rest possible.
Sleeping on your back is one of the better positions to hit the hay on, but back sleepers tend to need a bit more support when it comes to their pillow. Just like with side or stomach sleepers, the best pillows for back sleepers will keep the spine aligned in as neutral of a position as possible.
You already know sleep is the most important time for your body to relax, recharge, and rest up for the day ahead, but what else can you do to maximize your snooze?
Welcome to the ultimate guide to getting a blood stain out of your mattress. Trust us, we know, no one wants to be here, but if you’re going to embark on this journey, you might as well take us with you.
The last night of our company retreat arrived suddenly. I looked across a bright bonfire to watch six of my teammates crowing the chorus to “Sweet Home Alabama” — they knew most of the lyrics. Others were shoulder to shoulder chatting while roasting marshmallows or sipping champagne. Superlative awards were being passed around and the stories were being retold.
It’s probably no surprise to a stomach sleeper that the position is said to be the worst for us. That crick in your neck, lower back pain, or stiff shoulder joint tells you loud and clear when you get up in the morning. The key to a great night’s sleep, according to medical research, is to maintain a neutral spine, which can prove pretty difficult for stomach sleepers.
Most of us are familiar with the fun-filled, malleable comfort of bean bags. Maybe you had one in the corner of your childhood bedroom, or a few hanging out in your college dorm, but at one point or another, you’ve been able to jump into the middle of the beloved piece of furniture.
While there is no cure for allergies, there are a few small adjustments you can make in your home to help lessen their effects. The biggest step you can take is to protect your mattress from one of the most common allergy irritants—dust mites.
“One of the cornerstones of Tuft & Needle has always been listening to our customers,” said Tuft & Needle co-founder J.T. Marino. “This exciting new mattress model reflects hundreds of thousands of feedback touchpoints that we have collected over our five years in business, and takes amazing sleep to the next level.”
“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” We’ve all heard those seemingly harmless words as our parents clicked off our bedroom light and quietly closed the door—they are meant to be comforting, in some way, but if you’ve ever dealt with bed bugs there’s likely nothing worse to hear as your head hits the pillow.
Nearly 65% of us consider ourselves a side sleeper, which means that finding the best side sleeper pillow is key for over half of us to make sure we’ve got proper neck, shoulder, and back alignment. You may find yourself folding and flipping and flopping your pillow all throughout the night to get the right fit, which can ruin anyone’s rest.
The way you sleep can make a huge impact on both your body and mind, so choosing the best sleeping position is of the utmost importance. It’s a lot to keep track of, this whole sleeping thing—you have to sleep for exactly 8 hours (Or 7, or 6, depending on who you ask.), at the right time of night, with the wind blowing in the right direction, and now you have to think about how you’re doing it.
A mattress is a long-term investment and it can be hard to visualize what your space will be like in ten, five, or ever two years. The dimension differences between a full and a queen sized mattress can make or break your quality of sleep, especially if you have a partner.
What your sleeping position says about you is a hotly-debated topic, and while there have been a few studies attempting to find sleeping positions meaning, no one can really define a personality from just one trait, right?
Sleep paralysis is not a new concept. In its most basic form, your brain wakes before your body, and your brain is left to cope with a world it wasn’t meant to see. Since we’ve been dreaming we’ve been confronting the things that go bump in the night—and we’ve been documenting those experiences in our art, writing, and medical texts.
We know sleep paralysis is a thing that happens to just under 10% of us, but what exactly is going down here? There’s a lot to break down, and a lot of questions that need answering. It’s important to know that no two people have the same experience, and your mileage may vary if you find yourself waking up stuck. That being said, knowing the why is hugely comforting to me, and I've got some tips and tricks to keep in your pajama pockets.
I don’t know how long it takes. Maybe I’m asleep for fifteen minutes, maybe two hours, but I wake up and I’m frozen. Stuck. I instantly start to feel my chest tighten as panic sets in. I try to tell myself not to freak out, that it’s only in my head.
If you’ve been looking for mattresses online you’ve probably come to this conclusion—there are a million companies out there all selling what looks to be a similar product. It can be overwhelming when you search for a bed in a box and are greeted with endless names that all start to melt together. It can be baffling to be met with such a large sea of options.
If you enjoy hosting guests in your home, you know how important an inviting guest room is. It’s the first thing your guests will see when they land and drop their bags, and can make or break a stay.
A plethora of online mattress manufacturers have popped up in recent years advertising easy ordering and delivery while promising sleep trials and hassle-free returns. Most of these companies, like Tuft & Needle, have constructed their mattresses entirely of foam which aids in the ease of compressing their beds for a compact delivery.
For some mattresses, it’s pretty clear when their time on this earth has wound down to a dingy, lump-ridden end. The valley forming in the middle, the busted spring poking out from the side (How many pairs of pajamas will you sacrifice to that spring?), it only takes a few painful nights to be sure.
It’s easily one of the industry’s most confusing questions. What’s the difference between a regular King and a California King, and where did the term come from?
There’s nothing quite like crashing at the end of a long day and shutting out the world by burying your face directly into your bed and powering down until the morning. If you’re like most stomach sleepers, you know that comfort is important when it comes to getting the recharge you need to face the morning.
We get this question often, and most of our team wasn’t really quite sure for some time—what is the difference between a box spring and a foundation? It almost seems like the terms are interchangeable, but when you’re looking at mattress sets, it’s important to know what you’re sleeping on and what you need.
With the holiday season upon us, we know that you’ll have plenty of friends and family in your home. Whether it’s mom or your old college roommate out for a visit, creating a warm and inviting guest room will make you the best host ever, and it’s not too complicated to pull off. If you want the best guest room, pay attention to the details and your guests will be sure to thank you.
There’s no doubt that there is a ton of information available when it comes to the safety of mattresses, and researching the different options is important. We know that safety is your number one concern when it comes to bringing a foam mattress into your home, and we’re here to help break down the basics for you.
You’re used to FedEx dropping off your late-night online shopping purchases, but a mattress delivered to your door? It seems a little far-fetched, but hundreds of thousands of shoppers are opting for mail-order mattresses over the traditional store and mattress delivery experience.
Phones ringing steadily, emails piling up, chat bubbles popping at a quiet volume constantly, these are the sounds of the biggest shopping weekend of the year for any e-commerce company. At Tuft & Needle, this cacophonous hum is just a background static to the most interesting weekend we have, year after year.
Thanksgiving dinner is over, the sound of clanging dishes in the sink rings from the kitchen, and belts are being loosened all throughout the house. While many would rather get the leftovers wrapped up and plant themselves firmly on the couch for the rest of the night, the rest will be standing in lines wrapped around Target, Walmart, and malls all over the country.
You've made your list and checked it twice, now you need to get out there and find the perfect presents for all of your loved ones. A lot goes into the right gift, so we asked our team member, Raleigh, to break down the process and give us all the helpful tips and tricks our Surprise & Delight Team uses to gift our customers.
To celebrate the things we’re thankful for this week, we asked our team what advice their mentors had given them that they are most grateful for. From words of wisdom to the hard to hear feedback, mentorship is a unique relationship that can have a lasting impact on careers and lives.
If you’re considering an adjustable frame, there are some things you want to look for in a mattress to ensure you’re getting the best sleep possible. Whether you’re following your doctor’s advice to adjust your sleep position or you just like being able to read and spend more time in bed (We can’t blame you there!) the mattress you choose can make or break your experience.
When it comes to sleeping comfortably, your pillow can be just as important as the mattress you sleep on. While it’s a relatively small item, sleeping on the wrong pillow could not only make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep but in some cases (even lead to neck or back pain.
There’s a ton of advice out there on the best way to keep your mattress feeling good as new. But do you really need to flip your mattress constantly? What about rotating it? What’s the difference? What’s the right way to maintain your mattress over the years?
If you’re glancing around your house looking for what you can turn into a decent costume a few hours before you’re supposed to be somewhere, we’re here to help.
If you’ve caught yourself frantically Googling “back pain mattress” we can pretty safely assume that you aren’t comfortable with your current sleep setup—and that you’re in a world of hurt. We can also assume that you’re willing to throw bags of cash at anything that promises to cure the sharp stabbing in your spine or the throbbing in your lower back.
From a make-shift “showroom” in the corner of our first big office space to our fifth retail location, we’ve certainly come a long way in the last few years. As we continue to expand our stores, we’re excited to introduce the newest member of our extended family—Seattle!
It’s here! Your local FedEx delivery driver has trekked across land and sea to deliver another package to your doorstep. But this time it’s different. They didn’t bring you a candle, books, or socks. No, this time it’s a mattress…in a box.
Warranties, in general, can feel a little scary, but there are a few things you can study up on to feel more than prepared to make the right choice while shopping for a new mattress. Let’s break the basics down and try to clarify one of the mattress industry’s favorite ways to confuse customers.
We’ve all done it. Finding the right item is difficult enough but now you have to return it? Ugh.
So, here you are, feeling really accomplished—you’ve bought a brand new mattress. It may be your first, or your fifth, but you’re proud of it nonetheless.
At least once in your lifetime, you’ll experience the struggle of getting rid of an old mattress. Whether it’s a hand-me-down bed full of gunk, or the thousand-dollar bed that doesn’t have the sleep-inducing magic your salesperson promised—finding a place for a mattress you no longer want or need can be challenging.
Although we’ve grown at a rapid pace, we’ve built and grown our company to prioritize longevity and resilience over speed. Since the beginning, we’ve wanted to build a solid foundation for a good company that will outlast ourselves.
We aren’t trying to keep up with the startup down the street; we’re not eyeing all of our friends and VC-backed neighbors with envy. Instead, we’re doing what we wanted to do from the beginning: building a business according to our own rules, our own sense of what we’re after: Building something that has principle.
When we decided to build our first store, we approached it like we do all of our products. We started with the pains we’ve experienced personally. We listened to our customers. Even though we’re proud of what we built, we will never be done iterating. This is just the first step in what we believe will be the future of retail.
Tuft & Needle was started five years ago and has sold over 400,000 beds in that time. Even more impressive is that 96 out of every 100 people keep their mattress after the 100-night risk-free trial ends.
As of Tuesday November 18th, 2014, we've increased our prices on most of our models. This price increase ranges anywhere from 10-25% depending on the model. Some of our customers have written in asking why we've increased our prices so we wanted to take the opportunity to explain.
These days, you’ll hear more about perks than you will about benefits. Things like ping-pong tables, fridges stacked full of Red Bull and Perrier, video games, and other vanity items. What the employer is signaling to you with these items is clear: We’re cool! We’re hip! Join us, and you too can play ping-pong all the time! It’s an attractive signal, especially to young employees.
Setting prices at Tuft & Needle follows a simple rule: we charge what we need, not what we can.
Finding the perfect position to sleep in is critical to getting the shuteye you need. Some people find lying on their back or stomach most comfortable, but for a lot of people, sleeping on the side of their bodies, or partially on their side and stomach is the only way they can fall asleep.
Whether you have a late-night snacking addiction, your kiddo had a midnight accident or your fur baby mistook your bed for the litter box, stains happen. Sometimes your quick wits and cat-like reflexes will mean that a mess is cleaned up easily by a quick wash of your sheets. Other times… you’re asleep and don’t notice the mess until a few hours later.