What Mattress Size is Best for You? – Bed Sizes Chart/Guide 2022

Choosing what size mattress you need seems like a no brainer, but there are several factors to keep in mind beyond just different mattress sizes.Your current sleeping arrangement and living space could be the reason you buy a twin XL instead of a full size bed, while future plans may lead you to purchase a king over a queen sized bed.When it comes to mattresses—one size does not fit all...

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How to Create the Perfect Back-to-School Routine

Didn’t school just get out, like, two months ago?I had a to-do list a mile long, appointments to make, and a summer bucket list we haven’t even begun yet. This just doesn’t seem fair. Being able to start mornings slower, stay in jammies until noon (or later!), have sleepovers on a Tuesday (Because, why not?) and eating ice cream at 10pm while swimming, became a weekly routine at our house, ma...

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Tuft & Needle 4th of July Mattress Sale 2022

The 2022 Tuft & Needle's 4th of July Sale is going on now so if you are in the market for a new bed make sure you don't miss out on these savings!The 4th of July Deals are going on now through July 11th. Save 15% off mattresses, 10% off organic jersey sheets and 10% off organic jersey pillowcases.

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How to sleep train a baby: Tactics and tips for new parents

There are few things as beautiful and peaceful as a sleeping baby. Watching your little one’s slow, rhythmic breathing as they snuggle down is one of the greatest perks of being a new parent. Not only is a happy sleeping baby a heartwarming sight, it also gives moms and dads some much-needed time to take care of other responsibilities (or even catch a few ZZZs themselves), secure in the knowled...

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Why You Should Take Time For Yourself

We live in a busy world that makes it easy to forget about self-care.But that doesn’t make self-care any less important. If anything, it’s more vital than ever.So why is it important to take time for yourself?The answer is simple, really.It’s imperative to take time for yourself because the more time you spend refilling your own cup, the more energy you’ll have to give to those arou...

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How To Get Your Baby To Sleep in A Crib

Moms and dads helping their baby sleep independently in a crib can feel like a battle with no end in sight. Not only can it take an emotional toll with a crying baby, but it also whittles away at the little sleep new parents are getting to begin with.If you’re struggling with adjusting your baby to crib sleeping, don’t worry—you aren’t alone! Here are some tips and tricks to help with this ...

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Create the Best New Dad Survival Kit

How do new dads prepare for a baby?Having a brand new baby is usually exciting for new parents, but it can also be overwhelming. Moms and dads have so much to prepare for, like getting all of the right baby essentials, putting a nursery together, and making their home a clean, safe place for a baby. New parents are also preparing emotionally for parenthood and the many changes that come with ...

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Advice For New Parents: Important Tips You Need to Know

As any experienced parent will tell you, being a new parent is hard. It might be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. But raising a child will also be the most rewarding thing you ever do, so don’t let the hard days (and nights) get you down.The good news about being a new parent is that anyone who has ever had a child understands and has been through it. That means that there is a wea...

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What Does It Mean To Be Healthy?

Would you say that happiness is just the absence of sadness? No! Happiness is much more than just not being sad. In the same way, health is much more than just the absence of disease. Health is critical for getting the most out of life. Every aspect of living is affected by your current wellness state. The best investment is always in yourself, and improving general health will return huge divi...

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What Is The Optimal Sleeping Temperature?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night freezing or sweating?It’s probably because you’re trying to sleep while your room is at the wrong temperature. Below, we’ll cover the relationship between sleep and temperature, and share some tips for sleeping at the optimal temp.What is the optimal sleeping temperature? Like most things, the answer is, “It depends.”According to th...

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Presidents Day Mattress Sale 2022 at Tuft & Needle

The Tuft & Needle 2022 Presidents Day Sale is live! Shop the sale now!Now through 2/21/22, in store and online, save 20% off our line of mattresses plus 10% off our pillows, mattress topper, mattress protector, down duvet insert, down alternative duvet insert, crib sheet sets & toddler sheet sets for our 2022 Presidents Day Sale. When it comes to your bedroom, you're the Commander i...

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How to Get Your Newborn To Sleep

Part of the most nerve-wracking things about being a new parent is trying to help your newborn get the sleep he or she needs. It sometimes feels like handling a time bomb.And while there are no easy answers, we can make some suggestions.9 ways to help get your newborn sleeping There’s no one trick to get your newborn to sleep. Sometimes babies will respond to one thing one da...

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The Guide to Self-Care for Moms

What is self-care?Self-care is essential but often the most forgotten part of maintaining our general well-being. Without it, life can be filled with just more chores on the never-ending to-do list for the day. Being overworked with little to no sleep is the reason we start to forget the ‘why’ for all of our choices and actions.Self-care is not self-serving, indulgent, or selfish. It ac...

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Ten Tips for New Parents

One of the most surreal moments in the life of a new mom or dad comes when you first arrive home with your new baby. You’ve endured (or cherished!) your pregnancy, gone through labor, and experienced the absolute joy and wonder of holding your child for the very first time. And now you’re ready to start your new life as a parent.This is where it can get a little overwhelming.The realiza...

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Do I need a Mattress Protector/Cover?

Mattress law—not to be confused with Murphy’s law—goes something like, “Whatever can go wrong on your mattress, will go wrong…unless you use a protective cover.” Ok, that’s not really an old adage, but it could be. Some of our most troubling moments as mattress owners come from unexpected spills and stains, microscopic allergens, and accidents we swore would never happen.While there are sev...

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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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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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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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Sleep deprivation 101

Similar to your diet and activity, sleep plays a huge role in your physical and mental health. Your mind and body continue to work while you sleep, recharging from the day and preparing you for the next. The

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An update from Tuft & Needle

The Tuft & Needle team stands with the Asian American Pacific Islander communities and unequivocally condemns racism, xenophobia, and violence towards these groups.As a company, we are dedicated to fostering inclusivity and helping both our customers and our employees prioritize self-care. We know it is nearly impossible to find true rest in an atmosphere of hatred and violence, which i...

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Invest in Your Rest: Save up to $150 on a T&N mattress

Make 2021 the year you invest in your rest.It's no secret that sleep is vital to your health. But when you have crazy-busy days, it’s easy to forget that your downtime is important, too. 2021 is the year to make your sleep a priority again.Now through 1/25, save on a brand new Tuft & Needle mattress.$50 off an Original Mattress.$100 off a Mint Mattress.$150 off a Hybrid Mattre...

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Tuft & Needle Holiday Sale: Save up to $175

Save up to $175 at T&N during our holiday sale!Can you believe it's almost the winter holidays? They're coming up quick and time is running out to get gifts for your loved ones. During our holiday sale, spend more to save more on T&N products!Now through 12/27:Spend $150, save $25.Spend $650, save $100.Spend $1050, save $175.It’s that easy to save on mattresses, bedding, a...

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Cyber Monday at Tuft & Needle: 20% off Sitewide

Save 20% sitewide for T&N Cyber Monday!It's the last day to get 20% off T&N products before we end our biggest discounts of the year. Today only, save 20% on products sitewide. Maybe a brand new mattress for yourself or some soft throw blankets for the friends and family who could use a little extra coziness this holiday season. Whatever you choose, we know you'll be happy you did....

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Black Friday Weekend at Tuft & Needle

Check out our 2022 Black Friday Deals!It's Black Friday Weekend at Tuft & Needle!Cheers to new holiday traditions and our biggest discounts of the year starting today! This year will undoubtedly hold some of your most memorable holiday moments. From going around the virtual dinner table to say what you're thankful for, to showing the kids how to build the best bed fort of all time—w...

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Round One of T&N Black Friday Sales Has Landed | Tuft & Needle

Check out our 2022 Black Friday Deals!Welcome to the Tuft & Needle holiday season!We're all learning how to celebrate a little differently this year, but one thing that you can count on are the awesome deals we have lined up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. First up: now through 11/25, take 10% off Tuft & Needle products and embrace a new way of celebrating the holidays.Clic...

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A Thank You to Veterans | Tuft & Needle

To the brave veterans, who have taught us time and again:the definition of courage,the meaning of sacrifice,what devotion to country is all about—and how such dedication changes lives,what noble acts of selflessness can achieve,the true value in loyalty,and what it is to be part of something that is bigger than yourself.You’ve saved lives and kept the world turning so we can sle...

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Four Reasons You Need to Start a Gives Back Program | Tuft & Needle

There are a myriad of reasons to start a philanthropy program within your company, and if you’re not sure where to even begin, our T&N Gives Back team is here to help. We want to share all of our secrets so that more companies feel empowered to get involved in their communities—no matter how small they start out. This year has shown us that we're all responsible for making our communities b...

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8 Years of T&N | Tuft & Needle

This month, we’re celebrating 8 years of Tuft & Needle! Over the last 8 years we’ve evolved from a small, scrappy startup and merged with one of the biggest, most experienced names in sleep. We can’t thank our customers enough for supporting us over the last (almost!) decade, and we wanted to celebrate the progress we’ve made and how you all have helped shape us. 2012 | The T&N ...

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Farewell to the Pouch | Tuft & Needle

Last week our team decided it was time to say goodbye to our very first furniture product—the Pouch. Our take on the bean bag was the best seat in the house for many, but for a variety of reasons, it’s now time to make room for new products. We’re looking forward to sharing some exciting launches in the coming months, but we know nothing will ever replace the Pouch for its biggest, littlest, an...

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Tuft & Needle Announces Mattress Protection Plan with Clyde

Tuft & Needle (T&N), the Phoenix-based company that pioneered the way mattresses are designed and sold, is now offering a mattress protection plan through Clyde, a startup focused on offering extended warranties and accident protection in e-commerce.The program covers certain types of accidental damage to the mattress, including things like pet damage or spills. This plan is an option...

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How We’re Reopening Our Retail Locations

Update | November 23, 2020We are now allowing customers to shop in-store at a limited capacity of 10 shoppers at a time. We have also updated how we're keeping our customers and team members safe—details below. Each T&N store has a maximum capacity that allows for appropriate social distancing. For most stores, this is a capacity of 10 people, including team members. However, for som...

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Tuft & Needle Memorial Day Sale 2020

This Memorial Day, you can save on everything on our site.Get 10% off our Tuft & Needle Original Mattress, 15% off our Mint and Hybrid mattresses, and save up to 30% on accessories. Now through 5/31. Shop the sale here.

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A Note From T&N

Tuft & Needle’s 2019 collaboration with the Fortoul Brothers on a limited edition throw blanket was our first time engaging with local artists to develop a product. We chose to work with the Fortoul Brothers because of their high profile at the time in the Phoenix art scene and because we thought their aesthetic was a great fit with T&N’s product line. At that time, we were unaware of a...

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Why Do We Swaddle Babies?

No matter your age, it's always nice to be wrapped up in a warm and cozy comforter at the end of a long day, so it should come as no surprise that infants love being swaddled. But what is swaddling, anyway? Put simply, swaddling is the practice of wrapping your baby up tight in a comfy blanket, like a little parcel. Or a big burrito. Of course, it’s not as simple as rolling up your baby and...

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Covid-19 Update | The Intubation Box Project

The Covid-19 outbreak impacts all of us in many ways, but no group bears the weight more than our healthcare professionals. There are so many stories going around about the uncertain and scary conditions our medical staff faces as personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies dwindle, and yet they show up to work every day to risk their lives for ours.As a company, we’re always looking for way...

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Spring Cleaning | Tips on Refreshing Your Room for Spring

With new health concerns circulating and the clocks having turned back for daylight savings, now is the time to start thinking about spring cleaning. But we’re not just talking about vacuuming behind the couch. Unlike a regular deep clean, spring cleaning involves getting down and dirty throughout the entire home—including the most important place—the bedroom.Where to StartIf you suffer...

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A note from Tuft & Needle

The safety of our employees, customers, and community is our #1 priority.Much of what is transpiring in the world right now feels like a bad dream, one that we all hope ends soon. As a team, we’re focused on doing our part to help limit the spread of COVID-19.Today we made the very difficult, but necessary, decision to close our Tuft & Needle stores. Our hope is to reopen the stores i...

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Say hello to Spring with 10% off sitewide.

It’s spring, the time of year when everything is made new. So as everything outside gets nice again, why not take the opportunity to make everything* inside nice too? We can help. Now through 4/13, take 10% off everything* you need to refresh your bedroom. That means our Original Mattress. The Mint Mattress. Even the Hybrid Mattress. Plus pillows, sheets, blankets, shams, duvets—eve...

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What is pillow talk?

Forget early aughts rom-coms and awkward innuendo. Pillow talk is about more than sex. In fact, pillow talk doesn’t need to involve anything physical at all. Intrigued? Read on to find out how a little small talk can lead to real intimacy in the bedroom, whether it’s emotional, physical, or just plain love. What is pillow talk?Most people like to think of pillow talk as the uncomfortable co...

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Gives Back | 2020 Community Donations

At Tuft & Needle, giving back to the community where we work is in our DNA. From donating our returned mattresses to our rapidly growing network of over 350 charities, we take pride in knowing that we're helping more people get a good night's sleep. Whether it's a group of firefighters, children who are sleeping on the floor, or a family getting back on their feet after homelessness, we're ...

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Gives Back | T&N Partners with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to donate bedding nationwide.

Tuft & Needle is excited to involve our customers directly with our 2020 community giving through a new campaign aimed to support making sure kids nationwide have a bed to sleep in.Sleep in Heavenly Peace  is a national nonprofit that builds and delivers beds to children who don't have beds to sleep in. Many of these children have been sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. Thi...

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DIY Headboard Inspiration

We all know a good mattress is the most important thing when it comes to sleeping well, but did you know that having a cozy, clean, and well-designed room can also impact your sleep patterns? That’s right, decor does make a difference, especially when it comes to getting cozy — but that doesn’t mean you need to splurge. In fact, one of the easiest ways to elevate your sleep setup is by incorpor...

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What is a Panel Bed?

Read the words “panel bed” and the first thing that comes to mind is a 1960s cabin in the woods, but panel beds actually encompass a lot more than your grandmother’s vintage headboard. If you’re curious about different types of sleep setups, or simply looking to incorporate a boxspring into your bedroom, read on. We’ve got the down low on panel beds, platform beds, and box springs, and can help...

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What is a Bed Sham?

We’re all familiar with pillow cases, but have you heard of bed shams? If you’re thinking that a it's some kind of outdated linen you’re mistaken. Curious to learn more? Read on for our guide to bed shams and all things decorative in the bedroom. What is a bed sham?Put simply, a bed sham is a decorative pillow case meant to add character to your standard sleep setup. Often they are used...

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What is a futon?

From blow up mattresses, to pull-out couches, to trundle beds, there are a lot of options when it comes to temporary sleeping arrangements—but none quite compare to the futon. But what exactly is a futon, and how is it different from a regular bed?What is a Futon?Put simply, a futon is a type of convertible couch that you can fold or slide out to form a bed in the evenings. Futons are t...

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Phoenix Start Up Week | The Five Things to Know About Your Sixth Year

In support of our local start up community, we put together a list of the five lessons we learned when we hit our sixth year in business. Check out the excerpt and head on over to Phoenix Start Up Week's blog to read the rest.If you’ve ever been brave enough to share your amazing new business idea with a friend or family member, you’ve undoubtedly been met with a hesitant head tilt and the ...

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Meet Your Mattress Soulmate

Whether you've got a hot date lined up, or celebrating singledom, Valentine's Day can be a lot of pressure. That’s why we’re trading expensive flowers and fancy restaurants for a new kind of eros that you don’t need to leave the house for. That’s right—we’re talking about mattresses. But this isn’t just about staying in bed. It’s about finding your mattress soulmate, the kind you want to cozy u...

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What is Tencel?

There are a lot of buzzworthy brands to keep up with when it comes to sustainability, but most of them don’t live up to the hype. After all, consuming sustainably is still consuming, and it’s hard to feel good about any products when even our recycling often ends up in the landfill. At the same time, making the right choices as a consumer is one good thing we can do for the environment, and now...

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How to Wash a Wool Blanket

When it comes to how to wash a wool blanket, it can seem like a high maintenance product, but you just need the right tools and a little prep.Nothing beats snuggling up with a heavy wool blanket during the cool winter months. Not only do wool blankets provide extra warmth thanks to their thick fibers, but they’re also durable enough to last a lifetime, as long as you treat them right. Ever ...

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Your Worst #SleeplessDecisions of 2019

Late last year, we worked with comedian Neal Brennan to recap some of the decisions America could (and should) have slept on over the past year. From bad chicken sandwich inventory planning to Area 51 “raids,” there were a lot of things we maybe should have… not. This got us thinking—what #SleeplessDecisions are our Twitter followers making?Here’s a round up of our favorite portraits of sleep...

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You’re Invited to our Grand Opening!

Hey, Glendale!We're coming to The Americana at Brand and we can't wait to see you. Our eighth store is celebrating their grand opening with Mobar & Co. Coffee, free pillows, and plenty of Zzz's.Come check us out! Date: Saturday, Feb 1Time: 10am - 8pmLocation: 230 S Grand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204 (We're next to the Warby Parker!) Grab a coffee on us un...

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Sleep Technology over the Decade

From the rise of influencers to the explosion of wellness fads, a lot has changed in sleep technology over the last decade. But it’s not just dairy alternatives and 12-step skin care routines we have to be thankful for. Along with rising trends toward healthy living, there’s a new appreciation for a good night’s sleep, and the tools you need to achieve it. Throughout the decade, CEOs and sh...

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Make Life Havenly: Build Your Ideal Sleep Sanctuary and Sleep Better in 2020

Every new year we start out with the best intentions. We promise ourselves we’re going to read more, drink less, and hit the gym. But keeping up with our resolutions is always harder than we think it will be. Why? Because we tend to forget that wellness starts with sleep.Want to work out harder? Focus more? None of that is possible if you don’t leave the time and space your body needs to rest a...

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Get 15% Off Last Minute Holiday Gifts

It’s the second week of December. The dust has settled from Thanksgiving and you’re stuck staring at a mile-long list, a mere half of the names crossed off. And that other half, they taunt you. What on earth will you come up with this year?Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday came and went. It’s two weeks until your family holiday party and you’re at a loss. You’ve missed all the best sales, ...

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Tuft & Needle Partners With The Big Quiet

Meditation is solitary by definition, but The Big Quiet seeks to create a shared practice with hosted mass meditations in some of the most iconic locations around the nation. By combining traditional breathing exercises, musical performances, and group vocalizations, The Big Quiet brings hundreds of people together at each event. Not only do these events support wellness and community in ea...

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Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

Do you ever lie awake at night, counting down the hours you have left to get some sweet sleep before you need to get up for work the next morning? If so, it might not just be your nerves — you could be struggling with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS).What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome?Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) is a clinical term for night owls—those who tend to wake up and fa...

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What is Spooning?

There’s nothing better than hopping into bed and snuggling up with a loved one to stay warm during the cold winter months. But did you know that cuddling has other benefits too? Not only can snuggling bring you and your significant other closer together, but it can also trigger the release of your body’s “feel good” hormone, oxytocin. There are a lot of different ways to cuddle, but the most ...

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Tuft & Needle Black Friday Deals

Check out our 2022 Black Friday Deals!Hey, Tuft & Needle Black Friday sale seekers!We know you’re all trying to get a sneak peek at our deals for next week. While we aren’t quite ready to spill all the beans, we did want to help you plan your purchases for Black Friday 2019.If you’re looking for something a little cooler to sleep on, you’ll have the opportunity to save all week,...

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How to Prevent Drooling While Sleeping

Most of us don’t like to think about spit, but saliva isn’t all that gross when you get to know it. Not only is our drool mostly made up of water, but it’s also beneficial to our bodies too. Salivating over sweets signals to our stomachs that it’s time to eat, while lingering spit helps protect our gums and teeth. Still, there are times we don’t want to see our bodily fluids, especially when we...

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T&N Announces Discount for Military, First Responders, & Healthcare Workers

Update as of March 2020To the healthcare workers whose unwavering dedication keeps our communities on their feet during uncertain times: Tuft & Needle has extended the everyday 15% discount to you as well. This discount applies to both online and in-store purchases and you can find out if there's a T&N retail store near you on our Stores page. Thank you for the work you do and please ...

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Mattress Nightmares Giveaway: Winner Announcements

This October, we wanted to do something fun to shine light on the not-so-fun topic of bad sleep. Because the unfortunate reality is that bad sleep is really, really scary.Just ask the Sleep Zombies.We made some spooky videos and launched the Mattress Nightmares Giveaway. The only catch was that visitors had to navigate a game-like maze to enter. Along the way, visitors heard from ot...

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Want to find T&N in your neighborhood? Check at Lowe’s.

We’re pleased to announce  Tuft & Needle is expanding its partnership with Lowe’s, making our Original Mattress available to even more consumers, now at 1,285 Lowe’s stores across the nation. This expansion builds on our partnership with Lowe’s, which began with 50 stores in 2018.“This expansion is part of our mission to provide everyone the opportunity for a better night’s sleep,” said...

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Our Veterans Day Sale: Celebrating some of our heroes.

For all they’ve done, and all they’ll continue to do for our country, T&N is celebrating those who have served with a discount on both of our mattresses in time for Veterans Day.Starting October 22 through November 11, any active military members, veterans, first responders, and their spouses can enjoy $175 off our Mint Mattress and our new Hybrid Mattress. And in honor of those who serve...

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Why We Partner with Team Rubicon

We can all agree donating is good thing. But it’s also a feel-good thing, especially when helping an organization making a tangible difference.That’s why when we first partnered with Team Rubicon, an organization that employs military veterans to provide global disaster relief, we knew our efforts would go much further than a one-time offering. We’re committed to a long-term partnership, one ...

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The T&N Hybrid Mattress: A Conversation With T&N’s VP of Product & Architecture

To celebrate the launch of our third mattress—the T&N Hybrid Mattress—we sat down with our VP of Product & Architecture, Aaron Whitney, and asked him a few questions about the creation of this mattress and how he feels about it.What sparked this product? Where’d the idea/need come from?We knew we were missing a segment of potential customers that prefer the more traditional constr...

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What Are Sleep Zombies?

Across the nation, citizens are reporting a rise in what looks like extreme exhaustion amongst their peers. The epidemic, colloquially known as “Sleep Zombification,” is said to result in symptoms including crankiness, coffee cravings, and a tendency to zone out in the middle of conversations.“I never thought it would happen to me,” Kansas City resident Bill Myers recently told T&N. “...

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Mattress Nightmares: A Tuft & Needle Giveaway

Bad sleep is scary.There’s no way around it. You lag a little on the job. You find yourself dragging through a workout you’d typically crush. You might notice you’re more moody, grouchy or grumpy. And in extreme cases, you might even turn into a Sleep Zombie.Or worse. Perhaps you’ve already become one!Yes, you read that right. Sleep Zombies are the real deal and they’re on the rise*. ...

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The Sleep Zombie Epidemic And The Mattress Nightmares That Caused It

After weeks of coffee shortages, commuter scuffles and restless nights, the Sleep Zombie crisis is starting to take its toll on all Americans. To help prevent the spread of these Mattress Nightmares, we’ve spoken to several rehabilitated Sleep Zombies about their experiences, and what you can do if you or a loved one starts showing signs of zombification.Sleep Zombie SymptomsFor most ...

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The 8-Hour Sleep Challenge IRL

If you’ve been taking the #8HourSleepChallenge with us in observance of Sleep Awareness Month, we hope you’ve noticed positive changes in your mood, energy, and overall health.Join us in aiming for 8 hours every night.The idea for the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge took shape after we started learning more about the dangers of sleep deprivation, especially in regard to drowsy driving. In 2013, ...

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The History of Beds and Mattresses

The history of beds and primitive mattresses are intertwined.For thousands of years, humans have been trying to find a comfortable place to sleep. These ancient beds gave way to stuffed mattresses and eventually led to many people sleeping on memory foam mattresses today.Let’s talk about the history of beds.Ancient Sleeping HabitsWhile beds and mattresses in ancient times were bar...

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What Do Your Dreams Mean–What is Dream Interpretation?

Waking up from a vivid dream can be alarming, especially when you’re not sure what your dream was supposed to mean.Sometimes dreams play out as picture-perfect reenactments of your life, but, other times, you wake up with no idea why your dreams are playing out surrealist narratives, or why they involve people you haven’t seen in years.Unfortunately, that uncertainty can nag at you all da...

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Should You Sleep With Your Pets?

There are few greater joys in life than the love we feel from our pets.Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, or just an all-around animal lover, chances are you’re eager to spend every waking—and sleeping—moment with your pet by your side.However, when you’re investing money into something as important as a new mattress, you may be wondering: “should I let my pets get on the bed with...

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Your Complete Guide to Sleep Schedules

Wondering how to fix your sleep schedule?You’ve come to the right place, and let’s be clear: you’re not alone. According to one study, 25 percent of people who are healthy sleepers have problems with insomnia at some point. The good news? Out of all those people who developed insomnia, 75 percent were able to recover and eventually, sleep normally. They were able to figure out their sleep sch...

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Why is Getting a Good Night’s Sleep So Important?

We all know that we need sleep.At the same time, we live in a society that glorifies exhaustion. Conversations between busy people can sometimes sound like competitions about who got the least sleep, or who has the least time for a social life. For some reason, we find all sorts of excuses to resist something we know we need.Part of this resistance is borne out of necessity — some people ...

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Stages of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation does not occur all at once; in fact, your symptoms can vary greatly depending on how long you have gone without sleep. Typically, the side effects of sleep deprivation will intensify the longer you have been awake. Here’s a breakdown of the different stages of sleep deprivation, and what symptoms one can expect to experience, as well as how sleep loss affects your body, at eac...

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KonMari-ing isn’t about getting rid of things, it’s about finding time to focus on you.

I first picked up Marie Kondos’ book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2016.I was in a bit of a rut and felt the need to change something, I just wasn’t sure what. The title of the book was intriguing enough and I was keenly aware of the amount of possessions I had accumulated. Not that I’m a hoarder–things just started piling up and I didn’t know what to do with them or how to get rid...

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The 10 Scariest Things We Learned About Sleep Deprivation

It’s Sleep Awareness Month and here at T&N we’ve been looking into how getting too little sleep impacts our day-to-day lives.Over two-thirds of adults in the US are considered sleep deprived—a startling number given how crazy the effects of losing just an hour or two a night can be. You might think you’re doing great on a limited amount of sleep, but these facts might make you reconsider ...

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Take the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge with the T&N Team

It sounds ambitious—setting aside eight hours every single night just for sleep.Can’t you just scrape by with five, or on a great night, six hours of sleep? Who actually gets eight hours in on a regular basis?Click to see why our team is taking the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge.That’s what we thought, too. The irony is obvious to us—we’re a sleep company that often struggles to prioritiz...

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Tuft & Needle Donates $100,000 to Team Rubicon

It all started in Seattle. When Tuft & Needle decided to open up a store in the Emerald City, we wanted to celebrate by giving back to the community. So we partnered with Team Rubicon, an awesome organization that employs military veterans to provide disaster relief across the globe. On opening day, we donated 100% of our sales to Team Rubicon. It was a match made in heaven.Fast forward...

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A theater geek’s approach to a show-stopping company culture

When I was four years old, I figured out that I could combine my favorite color and my favorite animal into the best Halloween costume my little brain could imagine.I was a red elephant, complete with ears and a nose that I dutifully wore the entire night. Even though I was young, I knew I had made something unique out of two unlikely inspirations, and I was very happy with the result.Fas...

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A Look Into Our Custom Vendor Holiday Gifts

Who honestly thinks about season’s greetings or yuletide carols in the month of May?This gal does! My name is Raleigh, and I’m a member of our Customer Experience team here at T&N. I also just so happen to help run our Surprise & Delight gifting program.When you’re heading up the gifting department of your organization, you have to be prepared for sending out the perfect present. ...

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Every Holiday Song You Didn’t Know You Needed

For some especially cheery folk, November marks the start of the best time of year: Christmas music is back, and doesn’t it sound jollier than ever?For others like me, December 1st feels more right, and for others… well, let’s just keep the radio off this month.In my humble and festive opinion, Christmas music is a staple of the holiday season.When you browse the world wide web for be...

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Introducing Linen Sheets

Your shoes land in a heap at the edge of the sand, your loafers clack against her sandals.You say a quick prayer for your socks.You hadn’t planned for an evening walk along the shore, but over cocktails and freshly-caught shrimp turkilimano you could see her eyes drifting off the cobbled patio and over the pale beach to the electric blue water. As you stomp toward the sea together, you ta...

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Tuft & Needle Is Still Winning the Mattress Wars

Find out why Tuft & Needle is in the running for Inc. Magazine's 2018 Company of the Year. Read thefull article."In September, the company made a momentous decision to super-charge its growth: Tuft & Needle merged with competitor Serta Simmons Bedding, the largest traditional mattress manufacturer in the U.S. The deal, reportedly valued at a half billion dollars, will join the startup...

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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions are difficult.Decision fatigue is a real thing. Well, not all decisions, of course. If it’s a choice between a delicious, 16 ounce New York strip steak and a fast food hamburger, I’m going to choose the New York strip, straight up. What often makes certain decisions more difficult than others is having too many options. Too many options can equate to more stress in the decision-maki...

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The T&N Team’s Travel Entertainment Guide

Traveling takes up a lot our time during the holidays, but instead of dreading the time it takes to get home to your family, reframe it as time to catch up on all of the incredible entertainment you’ve been missing out on.We asked our team for all of their favorite recommendations to get you through all of the flights, train rides, and long drives standing between you and celebrating the seas...

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T&N’s Guide to Nashville

I’m Levi Kennedy, one of Tuft & Needle's full-stack engineers, and I moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University.My initial goal for moving to Nashville was to tour as a guitar player. I spent about 6 months in the music industry as a production assistant for a legendary country music artist you’ve definitely heard of. After realizing the music biz was not for me, I sought out a new c...

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Better Sleep Starts With Better Stores

Originally published on Hufft's blog, read the post here.Tuft & Needle – Kansas City: better sleep starts with better stores.Founded in 2012 by two college friends turned software engineers, Tuft & Needle was born out of frustration with the then-lack of transparency in the mattress industry. After a few disappointing buying experiences, the founders set out to build a mattress bran...

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Your Black Friday Shopping Guide

Check out our 2022 Black Friday Deals!It’s that time of year again!Red flashy signs in every window that boast “SALE! SALE! SALE!”, hundreds of emails piling up in your promotions tab, a thick stack of ads in your mailbox—seriously, who prints things anymore? Everyone loves to remind you that you should be cashing in on deals left and right between turkey and football games—which is preci...

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The Daylight Saving Debate

Ahhhhh, an extra hour of sleep. That’s all anyone wants, right?One more hour snuggled up in their T&N Mattress and sheets, with one arm tucked under their pillow and the other one holding the hand of their significant other. We all got this extra hour last night, so we’re all revving to go this morning, right?Well, that seems to be a hotly debated topic. So in honor of everyone fallin...

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Nightmares

You wake up in a cold sweat, clutching onto your sheets and wait, was that you screaming?It all starts flooding back before you can stop it—the nightmare. You were being chased by something this time, but you couldn’t see it, stumbling through pitch black, legs pumping through an endless sea of black.Your heart races in the dark of your bedroom and you reach for a light, anything to keep ...

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Every Movie You’ll Need to Keep Yourself Up Tonight

While I personally believe that horror movies are a year round sport, October is the perfect time of year to roll out the spooky, scary, and downright creepy. This breakdown is everything you need to organize a horror movie marathon of any caliber.You’re welcome.Before we dive into the details, I want to start with my favorite movie of all time, horror or otherwise.My real intro to ho...

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Why You Shouldn’t Keep Electronics in Your Bedroom

When I was about eleven years old I started finding myself laying in bed staring at the ceiling for half the night, dreading that I wasn’t getting enough sleep.My mom, and my grandmother before her, both struggled with insomnia and I thought, well, this is my lot, better get used to it.I continued to struggle with not getting enough sleep at night throughout my life, and finally one day, ...

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Introducing Jersey Sheets

Before you even open your eyes, you know the temperature dropped quite a bit overnight—gone are the long, harsh days of summer.A crisp, coolness knocks on the glass of your window. You have to get up, but you bargain with your alarm clock for a few more minutes.You accept the inevitability of the day, knowing that the only thing that exists between you and your morning coffee (Maybe h...

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T&N’s Guide to Gilbert

My name is Koral and I’m the Store Lead at Tuft & Needle’s Gilbert location.I’ve lived in the Phoenix area for eight years now. I moved here from a small Arizona town (Northwest of Phoenix) to attend Arizona State University. Although I have spent the majority of my time here living in Tempe, I have been working in Gilbert for over a year at Tuft & Needle’s Heritage Square location....

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What Should You Know About Mattress Product Certifications?

You’ve probably seen a lot of certifications while shopping for any range of products, but when it comes to mattresses and products you use in your home, it can be overwhelming to understand what matters and what doesn’t.Product certifications show that a product, whether finished or component, has been put through some sort of testing and met certain standards or requirements, such as for qu...

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