Are You Too Afraid of the Dark?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 19, 2018

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

Hormones That Help You Sleep

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 17, 2018

There’s always a lot going on at any given moment in your body, but the timeline of hormone production at night is a fascinating look into everything your body does to get you the best sleep possible.

How Does Drinking Impact Sleep?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 12, 2018

It’s late, you’ve been working all night, and you can’t seem to get comfortable. Maybe a quick night cap will send you off into the slumber you’re after.

Can Picking Apples Help You Sleep?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 10, 2018

That’s right, folks, while you’ve been ooing and ahhing over orange goo in your coffee, the blushing apple waits quietly in a shadowy orchard, ready to be mulled into a cider or drowned in a red wine sangria, not realizing it’s a star in its own right.

How Does Anti-Diuretic Hormone Help You Sleep?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 7, 2018

Hormones aren’t always the sexiest topic (Okay, pretty much never the sexiest topic.) but they are pretty darn important in your day-to-day life and you might be surprised what they do in your body.

How to Shop for a Bed Frame

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 5, 2018

Shopping for a bed frame can be a stressful experience—there are so many styles, materials, and levels of quality to consider. Consider this your ultimate guide in how to buy bed frames.

Foods That Help (And Harm!) Your Sleep

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Sep 4, 2018

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.

3 Bedding Myths You Need to Know

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Aug 29, 2018

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.

T&N's Guide to Kansas City

by T&N Team | Aug 27, 2018

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.

Tuft & Needle partners with thisopenspace

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Aug 22, 2018

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.

The Best Time to Work Out for Better Sleep

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Aug 20, 2018

The Mayo Clinic recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for the average adult, it can improve just about ever aspect of your health. You might also know that working out can have a profound impact on the quality of your sleep.

Falling Asleep in 2008, a Playlist

by Breanne DeMore | Aug 17, 2018

Falling back into your bed, you slip some earbuds in and decompress from the pressure of filling out Myspace surveys and maintaining your blog. What are you listening to?

How to Relax During Your Work Day

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Aug 15, 2018

We work hard in our personal and work lives, so taking a few moments out of each day to manage your stress levels and get a little “me time” in is well-deserved.

Why Don't Dreams Make Any Sense?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Aug 13, 2018

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.

How to Shop for a Bed Set

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Aug 10, 2018

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.

One on One: The Clever Machine

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 27, 2018

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.

We Kept Dream Journals for a Month

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 25, 2018

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.

We're Coming to 20 New Cities Today

by T&N Team | Jul 20, 2018

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!

The Best Apps to Help You Sleep

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 20, 2018

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.

Should You be Afraid of the Witching Hour?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 18, 2018

You lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, or at least where the ceiling would be if it wasn’t so dark. You have to pee, but you’re putting it off, you’re not totally sure why but something tells you to stay under the covers.

5 Hacks to Up Your Bed-Making Game

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 13, 2018

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 Should Your Dog Sleep?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 11, 2018

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.

What is Sleep Debt and Can You Ever Repay It?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 9, 2018

You don’t think about it too much… wake up an hour early here, miss bedtime by thirty minutes there, who actually gets 8 hours of sleep anyway? According to a National Sleep Foundation survey, not many of us.

How to Keep a Dream Journal

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jul 6, 2018

As we sleep, our brains process information and moments from our days, and the images we see can range from fairly monotonous to totally absurd. When we’re excited about something, we dream about it, when we’re worried, we have nightmares.

How We're Giving Back This Independence Day

by T&N Team | Jul 2, 2018

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](, an organization that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans to respond to emergencies and disasters.

How Does Melatonin Work?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 27, 2018

If you’ve ever mentioned trouble sleeping in a group of friends, you surely got an earful of at-home remedies and therapies you can apply to your bedtime routine for better sleep.

How to Cure Insomnia

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 25, 2018

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.

Comforts of Home with Sheena from Mavis the Airstream

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 20, 2018

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.

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on the Shortest Night of the Year

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 20, 2018

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.

Everything You Need to Know About the Summer Solstice

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 18, 2018

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.

Why the Best Father's Day Gifts Have Nothing to Do with Mugs or Ties

by Jason Grindle | Jun 15, 2018

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.

Why is this Mattress Rolled Like a Burrito?

by T&N Team | Jun 13, 2018

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?

Why Are Over 1 Million People Sleeping with This Brand?

by T&N Team | Jun 13, 2018

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.

1/3 of Americans Are Unhappy with Their Sex Lives, But We Know the Secret

by T&N Team | Jun 13, 2018

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.

Why Are There More Mattress Stores Than Starbucks?

by T&N Team | Jun 13, 2018

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.

You Couldn’t Sleep Last Night—These 6 Secrets Can Help

by T&N Team | Jun 13, 2018

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.

Why Cardboard is the Latest Mattress Trend

by T&N Team | Jun 13, 2018

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.

Famous People with Insomnia

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 13, 2018

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.

11 Songs to Wake Up to in June

by Melanie Esterman | Jun 11, 2018

Summer is in full swing, and T&N team member Mel has the perfect playlist to kick your mornings off right. Author's note: this playlist is designed to be listened to in order, no exceptions.

Dog Days of Summer: Do Dogs Dream?

by Kat McGrath | Jun 8, 2018

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.

What is Insomnia?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 6, 2018

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?

Red Wine, Cheese, and Naps–Science is Finally on Our Side

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 4, 2018

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.

Duvet Sizes

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jun 1, 2018

Looking for a new duvet and not totally sure what size is best? We’ve got you covered.

What is Circadian Rhythm?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | May 30, 2018

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.

5 days in India

by Sarah Grindle | May 25, 2018

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.

Behind the scenes with Tuft & Needle

by T&N Team | May 24, 2018

This is a story of two best friends from college that quit their jobs as software developers in Silicon Valley to launch a mattress company. (You don’t hear that one everyday…)

Use Color Theory To Choose The Color Of Your Sheets

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | May 23, 2018

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.

The Great Duvate: What's What In The World Of Blankets

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | May 7, 2018

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?

You Don't Have To Wait For That Cheese Grater

by Brooke Medansky | May 7, 2018

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.

Yes, Your Kids Will Stop Climbing Into Your Bed. Yes, You Will Miss It.

by Amber Scott | May 7, 2018

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. ​

Pregnancy Dream Interpretation

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | May 7, 2018

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

How Do We Sleep In Space?

by Rachel May | May 3, 2018

When thinking about the prospect of intergalactic space travel, the concept of a good night’s sleep is probably far from the top of the list. But the importance of sleep is just as crucial in space as it is on Earth.

Introducing The T&N Topper

by T&N Team | May 2, 2018

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.

How To Sleep Cool All Summer Long

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 26, 2018

How can you get a good night’s rest when you’re stuck in a miserable mess of sheets and sweat? Follow these tips to sleep cooler than ever and make Summer your most restful season yet.

Do You Need A Mattress Topper Or A Mattress Pad?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 23, 2018

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?

10 Songs to Wake Up to in April

by T&N Team | Apr 19, 2018

Spring has sprung—but don’t worry if you haven’t quite shaken off the winter blues and your mornings are dragging a bit. Add these new jams to your morning playlist and hit the ground running.

How To Get All Of Your Spring Cleaning Done This Weekend

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 18, 2018

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.

How Do Animals Sleep?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 16, 2018

What separates man from the animals? A lot, surely. But how do our sleep habits compare to those of the animal kingdom?

What Should You Buy With Your Tax Refund?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 13, 2018

You did the paperwork, it was probably correct (Unless you’re a CPA, does anyone really feel confident filing their taxes?), and you’re waiting as patiently as possible for that sweet, sweet tax refund to hit your bank account.

Should You Shower At Night Or In The Morning?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 11, 2018

I’d just accepted it as law that people are to shower in the morning. My whole family always has, my husband does, my college roommate did. This was the norm, surely, because it was all I knew.

Everything You Need To Know About The Murphy Bed

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 9, 2018

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.

Can I Repack My Foam Mattress?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 6, 2018

There are all kinds of reasons you may find yourself staring at your mattress, contemplating ways to somehow origami it into the back of your Fiat (A swan perhaps?).

How To Get The Best Sleep Through Every Stage Of Your Pregnancy

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 4, 2018

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.

The Best Pillows For Back Sleepers

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Apr 2, 2018

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.

The Successful, Agenda-less Corporate Retreat

by Sarah Marino | Mar 23, 2018

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.

What Kind Of Pillow Should A Stomach Sleeper Use?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Mar 21, 2018

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.

A Brief History on the Bean Bag

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Mar 19, 2018

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.

Introducing The T&N Pouch

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Mar 14, 2018

Tuft & Needle started by taking on the mattress industry, and if the T&N team has learned anything along the way, it’s that the problems we aimed to solve don’t stop where sleep begins. Introducing our latest addition to our product lineup, The T&N Pouch.

How To Reduce Your Allergies By Protecting Your Mattress

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Mar 7, 2018

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.

How To Get Urine Out Of A Mattress

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 20, 2018

Let’s just get it out there—this probably isn’t the most glamorous moment of your life, but accidents are inevitable and you shouldn’t stress over what to do when disaster strikes.

"Tuft & Needle adds Mint, its second mattress."

by T&N Team | Feb 16, 2018

“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.”

Buying Guide: Mattress Covers

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 16, 2018

Puppy paws, late-night snacks, that glass of wine you forgot was on your nightstand… it only takes an instant to destroy a mattress. You might be thinking—what’s a teeny, tiny stain going to hurt?

Our Favorite Breakfast in Bed Recipes

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 12, 2018

Unsure of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Everyone loves a homemade meal, prepped just for them. And what’s better than not having to get out of bed to enjoy it?

Bed Bugs & Mattress Covers

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 7, 2018

“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.

How To Find The Best Pillow For Side Sleepers

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 5, 2018

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.

Finding The Best Sleeping Position

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Feb 2, 2018

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.

Daehee Park, Waking Up The Sleep Industry

by T&N Team | Feb 1, 2018

“From the onset of the company, we believe in efficiency without cutting corners. When it comes to pricing, this means creating the best product with the highest quality materials and charging what we need, not what we can,” Park says.

Full Or Queen–Which One Is Right For Your Space?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 31, 2018

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.

We Learned What Our Sleeping Positions Say About Us

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 29, 2018

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 Part Three: In Good Company

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 25, 2018

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.

Sleep Paralysis Part Two: Now That I Know What's Happening To Me, How Do I Stop It?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 25, 2018

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.

Where Did The Online Mattress Company Fad Come From, And Where Is It Going?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 19, 2018

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.

Do You Need A Twin Or A Twin XL?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 12, 2018

For something so familiar as a twin bed, the size actually has an interesting past. You may picture the twin bed as being commonplace throughout history, but until the 1890s, they were actually seldom seen in homes.

Why Are There Foam Mattresses Everywhere?

by Kaitlyn DeRoy | Jan 10, 2018

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.

Do You Really Need A New Mattress?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 8, 2018

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.

What's The Best Mattress For A Stomach Sleeper?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Jan 3, 2018

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.

What We Learned By Sharing Our Traditions

by T&N Team | Dec 18, 2017

At Tuft & Needle, we are a team of dreamers, disruptors, and creatives—a group of individual minds working together to achieve a common goal: disrupt the mattress industry. We are unique, powerful, and different.

What's The Difference Between A Box Spring And A Foundation?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Dec 18, 2017

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. ​

How To Create The Perfect Guest Room

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Dec 18, 2017

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.

What Sheets Work Best With A Foam Mattress?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Dec 14, 2017

Sheets are the best way to add a little comfort to your nights and often one of the things sleepers have strongest opinions on when it comes to accessories. Some prefer crisp linens, while others like a soft, stretchy knit.

What To Look For When You Start Researching Mattress Safety

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Dec 11, 2017

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.

How To Care For Your Bedding

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Dec 6, 2017

There’s nothing quite like the heart-sinking feeling of pulling a brand-new (Expensive!) comforter out of the dryer and realizing you’ve destroyed it. What is the right way to wash one of those things, anyway? And what about sheets? Pillow shams?

So Your Mattress Sucks

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Dec 1, 2017

You’ve finally had it. You’ve been tossing and turning and you’re fed up—why else would you turn to the internet to vent your bedtime burdens? If it’s any source of comfort, you aren’t alone, and help is closer than you might think.

Mattress Financing 101

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 29, 2017

It’s tempting, that big “0% Financing” claim on many mattress company websites and in their windows, but what should you know before signing that application? Financing a larger purchase can have an array of benefits and might be a convenient option for you. ​

All Hands On Deck

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 27, 2017

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.

Should You Go Organic?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 17, 2017

“Organic” just may be one of the most confusing terms in any market—it can mean a wide variety of things. You buy your fruits and veggies organic, but should you be sleeping on strictly organic materials?

The History Of Black Friday

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 17, 2017

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.

Tuft & Needle's Holiday Gift Guide

by Raleigh Johnston | Nov 17, 2017

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.

8 Of The Best Lessons We've Learned From Our Mentors

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 16, 2017

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.

What Kind Of Mattress Should You Pair With Your Adjustable Frame?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 15, 2017

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.

The Future Of Foam

by Katie Nail | Nov 13, 2017

When we started Tuft & Needle five years ago, our goal was to disrupt the mattress industry by offering a straightforward and honest product customers could buy online and try in their homes.

How To Pick Your Perfect Pillow

by Serina Spencer | Nov 10, 2017

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.

When Should You Flip Your Mattress?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Nov 6, 2017

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?

How To Fall Asleep Quickly

by Serina Spencer | Oct 30, 2017

We’ve all been there; tossing and turning, revisiting all the mistakes we made throughout the day, putting together our mental checklist for tomorrow, and constantly checking the time and thinking, “If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 7 hours sleep."

What's The Best Mattress For Back Pain?

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Oct 23, 2017

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.

How To Build Your Own Mattress

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Oct 23, 2017

It would be shockingly easy to knock off most of our competitors’ products without the markups. Mattress companies can get away with offering basic foam at premium prices because most consumers never take the time to find out what exactly we’re paying for.

How Long Should A Mattress Last?

by Kaitlyn DeRoy | Oct 12, 2017

Like most major purchases made in life, you probably purchased your mattress with the intent that it would last as many years as possible. You might be wondering how long is a mattress even supposed to last?

No Longer Sleepless In Seattle

by T&N Team | Oct 9, 2017

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!

What To Expect When You're Expecting A Tuft & Needle

by Christina Diaz | Oct 4, 2017

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. ​

How To Buy A Mattress

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Oct 4, 2017

It seems like it should be an easy task, but if you’ve ever taken a walk into a mattress store you know it can be an overwhelming and confusing endeavor. We all have to shop for a mattress at some point, it can be difficult to know where to even begin.

Everything You Need To Know About Mattress Warranties

by Shelly Weaver-Cather | Oct 2, 2017

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.

How Does It Feel?

by Katie Nail | Sep 13, 2017

For many years, the mattress industry has done their best to convince shoppers that beds should feel a certain way. A cloud, a pile of feathers, unicorn bones and pixie dust—their marketing gimmicks are relentless.

How to Use Your Mattress on the Floor

by Dee Wallace | Jul 6, 2017

Most mattresses, unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer, can be used directly on the floor. Whether using a mattress on the floor is your preference or a temporary setup, we have a some tips to keep in mind for proper floor use.

Using a Mattress Protector

by Dee Wallace | Jul 6, 2017

While there are several ways to effectively clean your mattress, many issues can be prevented or easily resolved by using a mattress protector.

How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress

by Dee Wallace | Jun 28, 2017

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.

Death of the Salesman

by T&N Team | Jun 7, 2017

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.

The Hidden Costs of Discounts

by Evan Maridou | May 17, 2017

On December first of 2014, Tuft & Needle recorded the highest sales day ever in its history. This occurred despite the fact that nothing had changed from the day before.

We Recently Updated Our Pricing

by T&N Team | May 12, 2017

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.

The Outsider's Advantage

by T&N Team | May 11, 2017

We started our mattress company knowing zilch about mattresses. All we knew, based on our own experiences as customers, was that mattress shopping sucked and that there had to be a better way.

Why Office Perks Are Traps, Not Benefits

by Dennis Eusebio | May 11, 2017

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.

What To Do When You Can't Fall Asleep

by Breanne DeMore | Apr 27, 2017

We’re guessing that you came across this post because it is somewhere between midnight and 4 a.m. and you can’t sleep. You’ve tried your back, your side, your other side, two pillows, three pillows and... nothing. Sleep just won’t come.

Is There A "Best Mattress" For Side Sleepers?

by Breanne DeMore | Apr 19, 2017

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.

The Best Ways To Clean Your Mattress

by Breanne DeMore | Apr 19, 2017

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.