How To Get Pee Out Of A Mattress in 6 Easy Steps – 2022 Guide

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.We all know that the best way to never have to deal with this mess is using a mattress protector, but what do you do if the protector fails or you, ahem, just haven’t gotten around to ordering one yet? Now’s not the...

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Should You Be Afraid of the Witching Hour? What is it?

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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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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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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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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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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Do you need a box spring or mattress foundation? What is the difference?

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 which one you need.What Is A Box Spring? Be...

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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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The Ultimate Guide To Removing Blood Stains From Your Mattress And Bedding

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 bloody journey, you might as well take us with you. While most stains and accidents can be handled with the same method as removing urine, removing blood from your mattress needs a little extra oomph. Grab some towels, hydrogen peroxide,...

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What is “Doomscrolling” and How Does it Impact our Sleep? | Tuft & Needle

2020 has us losing sleep for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest sources of restless nights is simply not being able to look away from the barrage of terrifying headlines and stories. Last week, most of us were probably nearly asleep when the current administration’s COVID-19 diagnoses started breaking—how do you shut off when important updates are rolling in incessantly?  We’re not en...

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Where do old mattresses go? | Tuft & Needle

We’ve all driven by the sad, lumpy, dingy mattress set sitting on the side of the road and wondered about its fate. Is this really all there is for our worn out mattresses? According to Cascade Alliance's 2017 report The State of the Mattress Recycling Industry, an estimated 55,000 mattresses end up in landfills every single day, despite 80% of mattress materials being reusable. Isn’t there som...

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How Much Could Your School be Earning with our Gives Back Program? | Tuft & Needle

2020 has been nothing short of a question mark for all of us, and no one is feeling that pressure quite like our schools are. We know that students and their families are struggling to adjust to the ever-changing landscape of learning in 2020, but we know our administrators and teachers are getting hit the hardest. Trying to figure out what your days look like is hard enough–but now you have to...

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What’s the Longest Someone Has Slept?

There are a lot of weird sleep-related world records out there. From the longest line of human-mattress dominoes—2016 'dominoes' and took 14 minutes for all of them to fall—to the most people served breakfast in bed at once—418 people in 113 beds set up on the lawn of a Sheraton Hotel in China. But there's one record that remains elusive: who holds the record for longest consecutive slumber?...

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Q&A with our Austin Artist Jen Mussari | Tuft & Needle

In celebration of our Austin store finally opening their doors, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite features of the location. Jen Mussari, a commercial artist who has worked for clients like Target, Dolce & Gabbana, and Airbnb (just to name a few!) created a custom piece for one of our walls to greet our customers. We asked her a few questions about her creative process, who insp...

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Sleep Tips for Pet Parents | Tuft & Needle

Animals have very different sleep needs than their humans, but it doesn’t mean the whole house has to lose sleep. There are plenty of small adjustments you can make to your daily life that will help your pet—and you—get the best sleep possible.How to help your pet get the best sleepIf your dog or cat suddenly experiences radical changes in their sleep, it’s always a good idea to let the...

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How to Choose an RV Mattress | Tuft & Needle

This summer the RV industry has seen a huge boom in sales, and it's not hard to deduce why. People what to get out of their homes without risking staying in unfamiliar hotels, AirBnBs, or crowded camping sites. An RV is a great way to get out and away with the comforts of home nearby. One of the advantages is that you have a bedroom on wheels ready to crash in after a long day of adventures, bu...

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What’s the Connection Between Sleep and Overeating? | Tuft & Needle

Recently, there's been a lot of focus on sleep and why you need more of it. It seems we're constantly learning new ways in which our health suffers from sleep deprivation. Whether it's impacting our ability to drive safely, perform at work, or recall memories–sleep has a lot of control over our health.Why am I hungrier when I haven't slept?A lot of us might notice after a long night of ...

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What Are the Best Sheets for Summer? Linen vs. Cotton | Tuft & Needle

When the daily temperatures start to skyrocket, the last thing you need after a long, hot day is sweaty, stuffy bedding. Rolling up that fluffy duvet for the warmer months can be a bummer, but just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you can’t sleep cozy. Switching out the fabrics you’re utilizing during warmer seasons makes a huge difference in how you sleep. Usually, the debate comes down to tw...

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One Room Challenge | Studio Plumb Reveal | Tuft & Needle

Last fall, T&N sponsored the bi-annual interior design One Room Challenge™ and this spring, we returned to work with more designers tackling a single room transformation in just six weeks. The One Room challenge™ provides a supportive, enthusiastic forum where participants can share the process of transforming a room. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, ins...

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7 Tips for Getting the Best Sleep While Camping

This summer, we’re all looking for more fresh air and time away from home. There’s no better way to reset than a camping trip, but in order to maximize the R&R, you’ll need a plan to get the best sleep possible. Sleeping in a new place can be tricky enough, but sleeping outdoors can bring strange sounds and experiences that might keep you up more than usual. These tips will help you stay we...

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What is a Hybrid Mattress? | Tuft & Needle

Foam mattresses were all the rage in the industry for the last few years, but now there’s a new buzzword popping up in all the new models rolling out—Hybrid. Just about every mattress brand has a hybrid model available, and it’s for good reason. Foam mattresses are great for most people, but there’s a certain feeling that only an innerspring mattress can give that customers missed. For those sl...

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How to Fix a Slippery Mattress on an Adjustable Frame | Tuft & Needle

Adjustable bed frames are an excellent way to customize your bedtime setup to your exact needs. Whether you want to lounge and binge your favorite Netflix show, or you’re trying to combat snoring or back pain, the benefits are numerous. One thing that tends to get in the way is a slipping-and-sliding mattress that you have to constantly readjust anytime you change the settings. There are a few ...

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How Do Sleep Cycles Change? | Tuft & Needle

As we age, our sleep cycles can change pretty drastically. Babies, for example, require sixteen hours of sleep a day, whereas an older adult probably only needs between seven and eight. The way our sleep cycles function help determine when and how much you should sleep—understanding how these cycles shift as you get older can help make sure your body is getting enough rest.How do sleep cycl...

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What Are Sleep Regressions? | Tuft & Needle

Ah, sleep regressions. The ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’ of the baby-sleep world. No one wants to tell a new parent what lies around the corner when they’ve just finally “figured out” their 3.5-month old baby’s sleep. But with a little education, and a lot of grit, the whole house doesn’t have to come crumbling down when your little one hits a regression. What is a sleep regression?If yo...

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Cataplexy | Tuft & Needle

There are a lot of sleep disorders out there that interfere with our night life—but what about sleep disorders that actually rear their ugly heads during the daytime? What is CataplexyCataplexy is a complex medical condition most commonly associated with narcolepsy—an uncommon sleep disorder that affects between 135,000 and 200,000 people in the US. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone...

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Why do cats sleep at the foot of the bed?

Every cat parent knows that there is a true hierarchy in the house and cats sit at the top, probably judging you. But when they have thoroughly worn themselves out from their observation of their human roommates, it’s time to curl up and pass out. Cats average about 15 hours of sleep per day, and most of it seems to take place in the least convenient spots possible—for you. For your cat, ther...

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How to Fix a Squeaky Bed | Tuft & Needle

There's nothing worse than losing sleep because every toss and turn is greeted with a loud, somewhat ominous squeak. Will tonight be the night your frame collapses? Is that spring trying to work its way into your skeletal system? No one needs to live this way—let's talk about why your bed is squeaking and what you can do about it.What makes a bed squeak?Time takes its toll on all of us ...

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How Much Do Sleep Studies Cost?

Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome… there are so many disorders that can impact your sleep at night. You’ve done the hard part and identified that something is preventing you from getting the kind of sleep you need—but now you need to narrow it down. You’re ready to dive in and explore the possibilities—but how much will a sleep study cost you? What king of sleep study do I ne...

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Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lie

We designed our dog bed to give your very good boy the very best rest–and the pups in our lives have really taken to it. The pups of Instagram have taken to it, too, and we're sharing some of our favorite doggos today. Let's be honest, the world needs some cute dog content now.Fern | @chasingdenisseWillo | @willothecorgiBear | @goodboybearZiggy | @hommeboys...

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When to Start Sleep Training

Ah, sleep training. Perhaps one of the most researched parenting topics, and yet, the information you carefully processed before your bundle of joy arrived disappears when you're rolling into your third month of constant sleep deprivation.It might seem weird that you have to teach a baby to sleep, if you haven't spent much time with one. Yes, that fresh newborn sleeps on your chest for twen...

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How to Sleep When Everything is Weird

In case your social media feeds, news apps, and coworkers haven’t reminded you in a few minutes—things are weird right now. What the world is experiencing is unprecedented, and in the face of uncertainty there’s one thing that’s almost guaranteed to suffer: your sleep. It can feel impossible to shut your brain off at night. Or balance your nighttime sleep with your depression naps. Or get bac...

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We Asked Our Remote Team Members How to Survive Working From Home

A lot of us are rolling into our second or third week working from home full time and we’re learning what does and doesn’t work for us day by day. At first it was kind of fun—laughing at custom Zoom backgrounds, rolling straight out of bed to Monday morning stand ups, cracking into a White Claw as you wrap your last call—and not a moment before, of course. We’ve lost track of where our pant...

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Our Products For Work

It’s Monday morning, and my alarm is going off. And by my alarm, I mean my seven month old babbling to herself over a baby monitor. A week and a half ago, I would have been up, showered, and halfway into my 50-mile commute (I know, but hey, I get to listen to so many podcasts!) by the time she starts coming to, and my husband gets her up for the day and off to daycare. But things have changed q...

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How to Sanitize Tuft & Needle Products

Look. We’re watching the news just like you are, and we know there’s a lot of anxiety and fear out there. We figured now was as good a time as any to refresh our customers (and ourselves!) on some housekeeping tips for your bedding. The CDC and WHO both recommend keeping your environment as clean as possible, and to frequently disinfect any commonly used areas, but what’s the best way to handle...

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5 New Year’s Restolutions to make in 2020

2020 feels like it should be your biggest year ever, right? Something about a fresh decade feels more significant. So why not commit to 5 simple habits for better sleep to kick 2020 off with a snooze?1. Set a bedtime.We know, it sounds juvenile, but your mom knew best after all. Studies show that creating regular sleep patterns not only help you get better sleep, but can also lowe...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Well, well, well, if it isn’t that time of year again already. And by “that time of year,” we mean anytime after July, since apparently that’s when the holidays start now.We’re not sure how it happened but since we’re here, we figured we’d make things a tad easier this year by doing your holiday gifting for you. No need to thank us, just enjoy being everyone’s favorite giver this season....

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How to Wash a Down Comforter

Caring for a down duvet can seem like a lot of maintenance if you haven’t owned one before, but with a few simple tips and tricks, keeping your comforter clean is actually pretty easy.Before you chuck your expensive down duvet into the washer and dryer, check the care instructions on the tag. Some duvets require dry cleaning, but feather duvets can often be washed as long as you pay attention...

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Should You Sleep with Ear Plugs In? What Ear Plugs Are Best?

Cars rushing by late at night, that surprise flight path your AirBnB forgot to mention, the neighbors have a new baby… there are plenty of things that can keep you up at night, but what can you do to drown out the noise?Disrupted sleep can cause all sorts of issues throughout the night and impact your sleep well beyond causing us to feel tired in the morning, so it makes sense that we want to...

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When is National Nap Day? Should You Nap?

Happy National Nap Day!As we continue to celebrate Sleep Awareness Month with our 8-hour Sleep Challenge, we wanted to dive into naps and how they help (or harm!) our sleep cycles.National Nap Day, March 11th, falls the day after the return of Daylight Savings Time to help ease us back into a new time zone. The unofficial holiday started in 1999 when Camille and William Anthony, a profess...

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Which Side of the Bed Should You Sleep On?

Right or left? Closer to the door or farther? Facing a window or facing a wall?The side you choose to sleep on can have a bigger impact on your sleep than you think, and strangely enough, it says a lot about you.So is there a wrong side of the bed?A recent study conducted by Premier Inn of over 3,000 sleepers revealed some pretty interesting things about where we choose to sleep a...

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Yes, You Should Always Wash Your Makeup Off Before Bed

You wake up, and immediately the guilt hits.You finally got home, after a long work day and drinks with your friends, and the last thing you wanted to do was spend more time away from your comfy, cozy bed. Especially when it meant dealing with running mascara and sticky lip stains. But this morning, you're paying for it. The flaking black mess on your pillow surrounded by peachy residue and f...

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Should You Nap with Contacts In?

When you’re busy and trying to squeeze in a nap, the last thing you want to do is cut into those precious moments of rest by taking your contacts out.But what’s the risk to leaving them in? Is there a time limit you should keep in mind? Can anything really that bad happen?Why you shouldn’t sleep with contacts in.According to eye doctors, sleeping with your contacts in is never ide...

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Creating the Perfect Sleep Cycle

We know that getting enough sleep is incredibly important to keeping us healthy, well-rested, and thriving in our day-to-day lives, but did you know that when you sleep might be just as important as how much you’re getting?Setting, and sticking to, a healthy sleep cycle involves a bit of math and some serious commitment, but understanding how your body works at night can set you up for some m...

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Will Two Twin Beds Fit A King Frame?

Mattress dimensions can be a little confusing when shopping for a split King bed, but not to fear, we’ll help you figure out exactly what you need.Whether you’re looking for mattresses for an adjustable bed frame, or you and your partner simply prefer two different styles of mattresses, if you’re looking to make a King size bed from two individual mattresses, we’ve got your guide here....

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What’s the Biggest Bed Size and Its Dimensions?

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS GUIDE MATTRESS DIMENSIONSTWINTWIN XLFULLQUEENKINGCAL KING39" X 75"39" X 80"54" X 75"60" X 80"76" X 80"72" X 84"The year is 1590(ish).You and seven of your buds are looking for a place to crash while you travel from pub to pub in Ware, England, and you stumble upon the White Hart Inn. There’s only one room available, bu...

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What are the Softest Sheets and How to Pick the Perfect Ones

When it comes to bedding, no one is looking for scratchy, itchy sheets.We get that. But some sheets are certainly softer than others, and certain fabrics might be more suited to your particular taste. Depending on the material, weave, and quality, the feeling of sheets can vary widely, even just between two brands of the exact same type of bedding. It can be hard to know for sure what sheets ...

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Blood Stain Removal Tips for Sheets

You’ve invested all that money in those cozy, comfy sheets, but accidents happen.The last thing you want to do is trash a set of perfectly good sheets because of a few stains. Removing blood stains from your sheets can be done in quite a few ways, and if one method doesn’t work, another might be the trick.How to get blood out of sheetsThere are many ways to get blood out of sheets. In...

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Can Snails Really Sleep for 3 Years?

Animals have a lot of weird sleep habits, from sleeping vertically (lookin’ at you, whales!) to only getting a few moments of sleep throughout the day.The weirdest of them all, perhaps, is the snail. We know, what’s really so interesting about snails and their sleep habits? Well, you Googled it, we’re just here to help.What technically is a snail?First things first, snails are gas...

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How to Wake Up In The Morning & Get Out Of Bed

You can’t keep hitting snooze forever.Eventually, reluctantly, you’ll have to brave the cold light of morning and get out of bed, dragging your feet across the floor and slumping into the bathroom to get ready to face the real world. The day won’t wait on you, and surely you have very important things to do, so you might as well get a move on.Getting up doesn’t have to be a drag—follow th...

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Does Cuddling Help You Sleep?

What better time for National #CuddleUpDay than the frigid nights of early January, when Winter is just starting to settle in and the temperatures aren’t showing any signs of warming up.Snuggling in close to someone you love is the perfect way to pass the time, but is cuddling helping or harming your sleep?The benefits of cuddling seem to outweigh the potential issues—like sleeping next t...

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Everything You Need to Know About Linen Sheets

In case you haven’t been shopping for bedding lately, linen has earned one of the top spots in what’s popular to cuddle up in when bedtime rolls around.Linen is one of the oldest bedding fabrics around, but what’s actually so great about linen that every bedding company suddenly needs to have it?Linen comes from the fibers that grow inside of the flax plant, one of the world’s oldest cultiva...

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What’s Up with Hibernation?

Hibernation is one of those things that you can easily forget about as a human, but it has to be one of the most fascinating processes that occurs in nature.Surely, if we had the choice, most people would opt to cuddle up and sleep for the winter, leaving the rest of the world to spin madly on.But what exactly happens when animals turn in for the long, cold months of winter? Hibernation i...

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T&N’s Ultimate Holiday Movie Bracket

The holidays bring with them a lot of merriment—chilly nights spent in front of a fire, hunting down the perfect gift, endless peppermint flavored lattes.There’s a lot to love, but nothing quite compares to cuddling up on the couch in warm, fluffy socks with a hot toddy and (re)watching your favorite movies, over and over again every year. And where tidings of comfort and joy abound during th...

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Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

Dinner is done, the dishes are piled in the sink, and you’re one button on your jeans away from that food coma you’ve been looking forward to all week.The food coma—everyone’s favorite culprit for post-holiday lounging. We love to lay around after Thanksgiving dinner and tell ourselves that we simply can’t help it, the turkey’s to blame. All that tryptophan, you know? It just makes you pass r...

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6 Sleep Myths You Need to Know

Sleep can be quite the mysterious subject, and what we think we know about it can often be totally wrong.Constantly evolving studies on sleep help us debunk common sleep myths and better understand what our bodies need while we’re drifting off to dreamland.You can’t sleep if you have a concussionProbably one of the most common questions the Internet gets is if you sleep after a co...

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5 Reasons to Stop Trying to Make Tired Sexy

We need a mindset refresh.Think about your last 9AM meeting. How many people were actually on time, not rushing in ten minutes late with a half-assed apology? How many people were alert and paying attention and not catching up on whatever they didn’t finish before crashing? How many people were slumping over a half gallon of espresso pretending to listen while they try to shake off last night...

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How Does Stress Impact Your Sleep?

We're all a little stressed, for one reason or another, but it's important to understand how stress and sleep are related.It only makes sense that stress and sleep would be closely tied, we all tend to lose sleep when things are chaotic or something is negatively impacting your day-to-day, but the impact of stress on your health and sleep goes deeper than forcing you to lie awake at night thi...

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4 Reasons to Put the Candy Down Tonight

Halloween is upon us and so is the inevitable sugar rush that hits right around 9PM when the last little goblin leaves you with half a bag of Snickers on your hands.If you eat them all tonight you can start your post-Halloween pre-Thanksgiving diet tomorrow, right? Unless, of course, you can’t quite get to sleep tonight, and then you’re late in the morning, and rushing to work so there’s no t...

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So, What’s Up With Sheet Ghosts?

It’s seven o’clock, October 31st, and you’ve been too busy living your life to come up with an actual costume.The party won’t wait for you, so you go with what you know—for some reason, what we all know—is a classic, if not boring, option waiting right in your own linen closest. No, not that gloriously soft and durable percale one! The wrinkly, wadded-up dorm room leftover in the corner. Yes,...

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What Are Night Terrors?

Night terrors, or sleep terrors, are a parasomnia that affect up to 40% of children, though they are less frequent the older we get.Typically paired with sleepwalking, night terrors can have a few symptoms and causes. Parasomnia refers to any unwanted and abnormal events while someone is sleeping, like sleep paralysis or exploding head syndrome. Parasomnias can occur while someone is about to...

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Introducing the Down Duvet

Don’t forget to get that thing, the text comes in as you walk out of the office, a long day fading behind you.Ah, yes, that thing that you wrote down on the grocery list and looked at ten times while you shopped, confident you had it in the basket.You turn into the grocery store parking lot and something stops you dead in the lane.Is it… could it be already? Is that a…? It’s true. Out...

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What is Exploding Head Syndrome?

It’s an eye-catching name for something, that’s for sure, but exploding head syndrome, or EHS, is a real parasomnia that people experience either as they fall asleep or wake up.Parasomnias are disorders characterized by abnormal and hard to explain nervous system phenomena. Exploding head syndrome, medically referred to as episodic cranial sensory shock, can be experienced a few ways, and is ...

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Percale vs. Sateen Sheets

Shopping for the right finish on your sheets can be a little confusing—especially when you’re shopping online and can’t feel the difference in person.Of all the ways to weave a sheet, percale and sateen weaves are often the most likely to be interchanged even though they are actually quite different in feel and construction. Before we dive too far into the differences, let’s quickly overview ...

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What is Seasonal Light Disorder and Does it Affect Sleep?

Autumn brings with it a lot of beautiful things—cool relief from the summer heat, a red-orange foliage blanket on the sidewalks, and a warm, glowing, amber light.You don’t notice it right away. It sneaks up on you, washing everything in a soft, golden glow. The light starts shifting away from a bright, clean white in the early fall and as the weather cools down, the light warms up—but how doe...

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a relatively common condition in the US, affecting an estimated 22 million Americans, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association.There are three types of apneas that can have a major impact on the quality of your sleep, if you suspect you might be showing signs of having sleep apnea, always contact your doctor for more information.What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea...

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Are You Too Afraid of the Dark?

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. But for 10% of adults bedtime is anything but relaxing.Nyctophobia, the irrational and overwhelming fear of the dark, can keep...

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Hormones That Help You Sleep

You lie down, ready to put your mind to rest and end another chaotic day.You close your eyes, think good things, and drift off—but while your mind rests, your body gets to work.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. Hormones, you...

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How Does Drinking Impact Sleep?

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.You pour your favorite spirit into a glass and take a sip, a few more and you’re feeling nice and warm. That’s better.But what is alcohol really doing to your sleep?20% of Americans utilize booze at the end of a long day to unwind and...

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Can an Apple Before Bed Help You Sleep?

Coffee shops all across America are breaking out their Pumpkin Spice, but we’re here to sing the unsung praises of another fall marvel that doesn’t get enough love—even though it’s at its peak in cool, crisp autumn air.That’s right, folks, while you’ve been excited for your favorite seasonal drink, the blushing apple waits quietly in a shadowy orchard, ready to be mulled into a cider or drown...

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How Does Anti-Diuretic Hormone Help You Sleep?

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.Like, let’s say, preventing you from wetting the bed when you sleep.We know. Not sexy. But hey, we warned you.What is anti-diuretic hormone? Anti-diuretic hormone, or ADH, is one of the m...

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How to Shop for a Bed Frame

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.What should you avoid when frame shopping? Most importantly, shopping for a bed frame can start to feel like learning a new language—there are so many options and materials—it can be hard to decipher what real...

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Foods That Help (And Harm!) Your Sleep

Everything we put into our bodies can impact how you sleep—for better or worse.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.First, let’s start with what has to go.Ca...

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3 Bedding Myths You Need to Know

Shopping for bedding can be tricky.You have to think about your comfort, your budget, and your needs, with little information to go on about why one option might be better than another.There's also plenty of misconceptions about what you should buy that seem to stem from the industry itself, not actual knowledge.We're busting three of the most common myths we hear from our customers....

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Tuft & Needle partners with thisopenspace

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.Home by thisopenspace is located at 140 Broadway, NY, New York 10013 and features lifestyle setups of direct-to-consumer br...

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The Best Time to Work Out for Better Sleep

You already know exercise is important to your health—we don’t need to tell you that.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. When and how you get your exercise in might be impacting your health in mo...

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How to Relax During Your Work Day

Happy National Relaxation Day!If ever there were a holiday to get behind, working some more R&R into your life is certainly one of them. 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.To celebrate a day all about kicking back, we’re diving into ways to stay relaxed so that...

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Why Don’t Dreams Make Any Sense?

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. To understand why dreams are so odd and sometimes unsettling, it helps to know exactly what’s happening, why it happens, and how it ...

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How to Shop for a Bed Set

Maybe you’re outfitting a new mattress or just looking to change up the vibe of your bedroom, either way, bedding can be a great way to add a some cozy style to your home.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 ...

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How Does One Night of Missed Sleep Impact Your Body?

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.Maybe it’s cramming for a final, finishing up a presentation you forgot you had, or just plain struggling to fall asleep, whatever your reason, all-nighters happen. While making a heroic effort to get things done feels good ...

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How to Get the Most Comfort out of Your Dorm Room

Move-in week is coming up quick for a lot of schools and whether you’re hitting campus for the very first time or heading back for your last semester—your space needs to be perfect.Not only should it express your own interests and hobbies, but it should be conducive to study-sessions, movie nights, and everything in between.Your bed, however, might just be the most important. Sure, it’s n...

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One on One: The Clever Machine

One on One is a series of cross-functional conversations between two Tuft & Needle team members centered around a shared experience, topic, or idea.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...

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We Kept Dream Journals for a Month

####“Trafficking animals, zombie video games, going through the Panama Canal on a boat."“Get part time job at local pizzeria… worried I’m going to be late, show up 30 mins early.”“Boardwalk art show turned street race. Streets invisible. Courage not invisible.”“Mattress murderer on the loose.”“This is the raccoon’s. He doesn’t do much. He’s not even here right now.”“I don’t ...

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The Best Apps to Help You Sleep

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 journe...

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5 Hacks to Up Your Bed-Making Game

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.Don’t fight your duvet The only thing worse than wrestling your duvet into a cover is...

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Where Should Your Dog Sleep?

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.Your dog could sleep just about anywhere, prob...

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What is Sleep Debt and Can You Ever Repay It?

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. The average American gets less than 7 hours of sleep a night, which adds up over the week. Everyone’s needs are different, but generally it’s recommended to get 8 hours a night for the av...

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How to Keep a Dream Journal

Dreaming is one of the most fascinating things we do as humans.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. People even tend to have similar dreams when they’re stressed (Ever dream that your teeth we...

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How Does Melatonin Work?

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.If your friend group is like most of America, about 1.3% of them are using melatonin supplements to get better sleep—and you’ve probably heard some pros and cons. Most people do find that they sleep better when takin...

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How to Cure Insomnia

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....

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Why Was Everyone Hanging Out at Stonehenge Yesterday?

Okay, maybe everyone wasn’t at Stonehenge yesterday.If you’ve got any friends (or follow anyone on Instagram) in the UK, you might see that they hit Stonehenge around sunrise Thursday morning—but why were all those people gathered at a bunch of super old rocks?To celebrate the Summer Solstice, of course.What? Didn't you know that England’s oldest cemetery is also the hippest place to ...

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Comforts of Home with Sheena from Mavis the Airstream

Sheena, one third of the crew behind Mavis the Airstream, restores and lives in vintage Airstreams with her husband Jason, and faithful copilot, Riley.Since 2016, they've been on a wild adventure across the country, and are currently on their second Airstream renovation, Mavis 2.0. Sheena took some time to chat with us about what comfort means to her, and how to find it on the road.TN...

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

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.While you’re frolicking around a bonfire or watching the feed from Stone Henge...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year is upon us!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.But what’s all this Solsticing about? The Summer solstice used to fall betwe...

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Famous People with Insomnia

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.Ariana Huffington The founder of The Huffington Post and author of The Slee...

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What is Insomnia?

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 c...

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

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 fo...

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Duvet Sizes

Looking for a new duvet and not totally sure what size is best? We’ve got you covered.Standard Duvet Dimensions The Tuft & Needle Duvet is slightly oversized compared to standard duvets, to make sure that your bed looks and feels as cozy as possible. Standard duvets may be 1-2 inches smaller each way, but we believe the best sleep needs just a little more to snuggle into.Twin + Twin...

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What is Circadian Rhythm?

You’ve no doubt heard the term before, but what is circadian rhythm and what does it mean for your sleeping habits?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:...

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Use Color Theory To Choose The Color Of Your Sheets

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.Whether you want to be bursti...

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From Boll To Ball: The Lifecycle Of Cotton

As soon as the sun starts to break through the gray of winter, the Southern half of the United States starts one of the most important growing seasons of the year—cotton. From February to June, farmers from the tip of Virginia to the lower half of California start sowing their cotton seed and prepare for one of America’s most crucial crops. The climate in places like Texas, Arizona, New Mexico,...

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