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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Sound for sleep: white noise machines.

Our sleep environments have many components—the bed being the most important—that involve all senses. One that affects the quality of sleep for many people worldwide is sound. Sure, some people could sleep through a rave, but for most people, a consistent soundscape is something that is key to getting a great night’s sleep. The sound element of sleep has been developing in leaps and bounds. The...

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Spring sleep swaps: stay cool hunny bunny.

It’s that time of year, folks. The days are getting longer, most of the world springs forward, signs of life start to appear in your garden. But what of your sleep setup? Surely your comfort needs in throes of spring are different than in the depths of winter? We’ve got you covered. Here are the spring swaps we are making to stay cool and comfy. Jersey sheets > Percale sheets ...

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

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.Wait. What?That’s right. Your T&N was vacuum sealed with literal tons of pressure, rolled into a burrito, popped into that pretty white box, and s...

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Should You be Afraid of the Witching Hour?

It’s 3AM.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. The pit in your stomach is the only thing competing with the pressure of your bladder but you know that something has to give.One toe hits the floor, the ot...

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Turndown Service: TV, or not TV—our in-house sleep hacker weighs in.

Is watching TV in bed a bad thing? This is perhaps one of the most common sleep questions I’m asked. Spoiler alert. The answer is…yes.First, and I believe most sleep scientists will agree, the light emitted from the TV can cause disruptions to your sleep. Now there are two ways this can occur.The most common is the blue light from the TV messing with your body’s regulatory system. So while ...

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Sleep better, avoid falling for April Fools.

‘Tis the season to stay on high alert for those pesky emails and social media posts trying to trick you. Because we would never want to get your hopes up about a phony product, we’ve put together the ultimate resource to stay ahead of the game and avoid the heartbreak of falling for a fool. 1. Get a full night’s rest.It’s easier to spot a fool if you’re well-rested. And since we’re a be...

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Our sleep tracking picks: apps.

There are many, many ways to track your sleep these days (nights?) and with all the sleep aficionados at T&N, of course, we’ve tried them all. Sleep tracking comes in many formats with apps, wearables, and smart beds being the most common. Because they each have their own benefits, and cater to different preferences, lifestyles, and price points, we’ll be taking a look at all three over...

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