Sleep debt and getting back to black.

If you’ve read any of our other articles on sleep deprivation, you already have a pretty good grounding of what sleep deprivation is. (If you haven’t you can check them out here and here.) This article is the natural progression and goes on to further explain how sleep deprivation leads to sleep debt, and how to get out of it.  What is sleep debt?Sleep debt is the aggregate effect of...

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California King vs King – What is the difference between the two?

It’s easily one of the mattress industry’s most asked questions. What’s the difference between a regular King and a California King (also known as a Cal King) bed? And what's their history?There are many misunderstandings around King vs California king size dimensions. Our team hears stories all the time from customers who believed they had a mattress that was one size, but when they opened...

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Full vs Queen Size – Which One Is Right For Your Space?

When you’re shopping for a mattress, the last thing you want to do is regret the size you chose. 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. You might be asking yourself, "Should I get a full or a queen?", and really the difference between full mattress dimensions and queen mattress dimensions could potential...

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What’s The Difference Between A Twin vs Twin XL?

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. It wasn’t until doctors started recommending twin mattresses for sanitary purposes that the craze caught on. The thought was if you slept on two different mattresses with separate s...

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Mother’s Day gifts you can get in-store.

If you’re lucky enough to live near one of Tuft & Needle’s beautiful stores (yes, we know we’re biased) then the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be as easy as running in and out. We’ll save you the need to carefully comb through every store in the mall, and help you cut to the chase for the perfect gift. Here are our top in-store picks for mom: Linen Sheet Set in Cloud Cri...

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The Great Duvate: What is a duvet cover & what is the difference between a duvet and a comforter?

You’ve probably been in the Duvet vs battle before—which one is right? What is a duvet cover? What is a comforter? Is there even a difference between duvet and comforter? What are the pros and cons? Which one is better for your own needs? Do you have to rotate them out seasonally? Why does “duvet” have to sound so pretentious?These are all excellent questions.If you’re stuck trying to f...

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What the T&N team keeps on their nightstand.

It’s commonly said that you tell a lot about someone through various choices. What kind of car you drive, how your bathroom is decorated, or what you choose to keep in your bag can all (supposedly) paint a picture as to who you are as a person. But what about what you choose to keep next to you as you sleep?While we certainly don’t have the answers as to what these bedside momentos mean...

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Twin vs. Full Size Mattresses: What’s the Difference?

We all like a little extra space when we sleep, but sometimes, there just isn’t enough room for a King- or even a Queen-size. If you’re looking for a new bed for your growing teen, a college dorm room, or simply trying to maximize space in your new apartment, a smaller size bed might be your best option.With so many mattress sizes to choose from, we’ve created a simple mattress size guide t...

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Do you need a box spring? What’s The Difference Between A Box Spring vs Mattress Foundation?

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. Let us guide you in figuring out whether you need a box spring or a foundation.What I...

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Baby Sleep: Naps 101

Nap times can be one of the most frustrating parts of baby and toddlerhood. They are so important to help get you all through the day, but often they become a huge fight. Understanding how naps work, the best times to get one in, and when to start dropping them from your baby’s schedule key to avoiding fussy babies parents.How do I put my baby down for nap time?Let’s start at the basics...

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Up to $225 in cozy freebies for Mom.

This one’s for all the moms out there. The moms who birthed us. The ones who adopted us. The ones who took us under their wings. The ones who gave us unconditional love—and sometimes a little tough love, too. She deserves the world. But in the meantime, you can give her a gift that all moms crave: a good night’s sleep. For every Mint or Hybrid Mattress purchase, we’re throwing in our Mother...

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