Booze For Breakfast, It’s National Mimosa Day!

It’s National Mimosa Day and you know what that means—sit back, relax, and crack open a bottle of champagne before noon because no one can judge you today!The true origins of the mimosa are lost to history—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of legends going around. In the early 1920’s, you could find a version of the classic brunch drink at Buck’s Club in London called the Buck’s Fiz...

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Pregnancy Dream Interpretation

Waking up from a terrifying nightmare or weird dream that leaves you feeling exhausted is never fun—but it’s even worse when you’re trying to rest up before you bring your new addition into the world.Moms-to-be have long-since reported heightened cases of nightmares and strange occurrences in their dreams, and some of the common threads offer a fascinating view into the mental state of new mo...

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Why do we Hit the Hay and Dream in Zzz’s?

Why are we hitting the hay, sawing logs, and where did all these Zzz’s come from?Does it have to be exactly 40 winks? Do logs really get the best sleep in town? Has anyone ever actually slept like a baby and been happy about it? We say a lot of weird things when we call it a night, but diving in and investigating the origins of these phrases reveals a lot about our sleep habits over time....

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What’s The Best Mattress Topper For You?

Mattress toppers can definitely upgrade your sleep setup, but with all of the options, how are you supposed to know what’s best for your individual needs? Well, it comes down to how you sleep, and what you’re currently struggling with. If your mattress is truly on the outs and you’re waking up with back pain, a topper might night be the right solution, but if you’re looking for just a little mo...

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Do You Need A Mattress Topper Or A Mattress Pad?

Whether you just brought a new mattress home or you’re looking for ways to improve your current sleep setup, you’re probably seeing a lot of information about mattress pads and toppers. But what’s the difference, and what do you actually need? Welcome great debate of “is it a mattress pad, a mattress cover, a mattress protector, or a bed-mattress-pad-protector-cover?Mattress PadLet’s st...

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How Do Animals Sleep?

What separates man from the animals? A lot, surely.But how do our sleep habits compare to those of the animal kingdom? The needs and habits of different species vary just about as much as appearances do, but there’s a common thread keeping us together—circadian rhythm. It keeps all of us, from humans to whales, moving at our own pace, which can range from a familiar 24-hour clock to much more...

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What Should You Buy With Your Tax Refund?

You did the paperwork, it was probably correct (Unless you’re a CPA, does anyone really feel confident filing their taxes?), and you’re waiting as patiently as possible for that sweet, sweet tax refund to hit your bank account.But the question is keeping you up at night:”What should I spend my tax return on?”The average American will be getting around $2500 back this year. After abo...

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Should You Shower At Night Or In The Morning?

####“Showers are my coffee,” my mother has always said—something that has baffled me for years.How a woman, who spends eighty percent of her day on her feet in hot kitchens, goes all day without even so much as looking a pot of coffee in the eye, is impossible for me to wrap my head around. Also, she can run circles around any twenty year old, so maybe she’s onto something.As I sipped o...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Murphy Bed

Image courtesy of Lori Wall Beds.Ah, the ever-cool, and ever-efficient Murphy bed. Maybe you know it as a wall bed or a pull-down bed, but whatever you call it, you know how it saves space and how magical it can be. If you’re living in close quarters or just want to create spaces that have multiple functions, like a guest bedroom, the wall bed might be the option you're searching for. But w...

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Can I Repack My Foam Mattress?

There are all kinds of reasons you may find yourself staring at your mattress, contemplating ways to somehow origami it into the back of your Fiat (A swan perhaps?). Maybe you’re moving to a new city for your dream job or just swapping rooms with your downstairs roommate so you can have the good bathroom, whatever your reason, moving your mattress should be as easy as possible. Before you start...

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

Sleepless nights seem to come along with motherhood, but you don’t want them to start now. Getting a good night’s rest when you’re growing a human is extremely important, but there’s a lot going on mentally, emotionally, and physically that can keep you from getting the best rest possible. Hitting that deep sleep is crucial at every stage, these helpful steps should have you feeling relaxed and...

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The Best Pillows For Back Sleepers

Sleeping on your back is one of the better positions to hit the hay on, but back sleepers tend to need a bit more support when it comes to their pillow. Just like with side or stomach sleepers, the best pillows for back sleepers will keep the spine aligned in as neutral of a position as possible. While other positions require flatter support, a back sleeper may find that something with more lof...

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Unexpectedly Long-Lasting Products Our Team Loves

Business Insider recently mentioned T&N in a roundup of items you'll have to buy one–it got us thinking. What's something we've purchased that has lasted far beyond our wildest dreams? We asked our team, and we found a few everyday items that have seen some things to add to your shopping list.Jon—Customer Experience I am into several vintage things (video games, laserdiscs, board games)...

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Overnight Face Masks To Make The Most Of Your Sleep

You already know sleep is the most important time for your body to relax, recharge, and rest up for the day ahead, but what else can you do to maximize your snooze? Your work day is long, you deserve to treat your skin to a little TLC and wake up even more refreshed than usual! These all-natural, DIY masks are a quick and easy way to get some life back into your skin before you face the day—mos...

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What Kind Of Pillow Should A Stomach Sleeper Use?

It’s probably no surprise to a stomach sleeper that the position is said to be the worst for us. That crick in your neck, lower back pain, or stiff shoulder joint tells you loud and clear when you get up in the morning. The key to a great night’s sleep, according to medical research, is to maintain a neutral spine, which can prove pretty difficult for stomach sleepers. Sleeping on your front of...

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A Brief History on the Bean Bag

Most of us are familiar with the fun-filled, malleable comfort of bean bags. Maybe you had one in the corner of your childhood bedroom, or a few hanging out in your college dorm, but at one point or another, you’ve been able to jump into the middle of the beloved piece of furniture. While you might think they’re a recent development in the furniture industry, bean bags have had tons of uses thr...

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How To Reduce Your Allergies By Protecting Your Mattress

There are plenty of benefits to using a mattress protector: Extend the life of your mattress Prevent tears and stains that may impact your warranty Keep critters and bugs away from your mattress Prevent any spills or accidents from soaking into your mattress Lessen allergy symptoms by keeping dust mites outThat last one might not be something you’ve thought much about, but ...

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Buying Guide: Mattress Covers

Puppy paws, late-night snacks, that glass of wine you forgot was on your nightstand… it only takes an instant to destroy a mattress. You might be thinking—what’s a teeny, tiny stain going to hurt? Well, depending on the fine print in your mattress warranty, a small stain or tear could be a big problem should you ever need a replacement. This can seem like a petty policy on the surface, but for ...

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Our Favorite Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Check out our team’s favorite recipes for breakfast and be the hero of your home.Grab a tray and a small vase with some local grocery store flowers to really dress up your breakfast!Brooke—Two-Ingredient Pancakes & Shakshuka Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated to make a statement, these ingredient pancakes are a great base for a meal your SO will love. “I've been making these pan...

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Bed Bugs & Mattress Covers

“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.”We’ve all heard those seemingly harmless words as our parents clicked off our bedroom light and quietly closed the door—they are meant to be comforting, in some way, but if you’ve ever dealt with bed bugs there’s likely nothing worse to hear as your head hits the pillow. Bed bugs are one of the biggest fears for many sleepers, but knowi...

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How To Find The Best Pillow For Side Sleepers

Nearly 65% of us consider ourselves a side sleeper, which means that finding the best side sleeper pillow is key for over half of us to make sure we’ve got proper neck, shoulder, and back alignment. You may find yourself folding and flipping and flopping your pillow all throughout the night to get the right fit, which can ruin anyone’s rest. Too high and you’re straining your neck and bound for...

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Finding The Best Sleeping Position

The way you sleep can make a huge impact on both your body and mind, so choosing the best sleeping position is of the utmost importance. It’s a lot to keep track of, this whole sleeping thing—you have to sleep for exactly 8 hours (Or 7, or 6, depending on who you ask.), at the right time of night, with the wind blowing in the right direction, and now you have to think about how you’re doing it....

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We Learned What Our Sleeping Positions Say About Us

Have you ever wondered what your sleeping position says about your personality? Body language has long been studied to better learn what we’re communicating when we aren’t speaking at all, and we’re constantly picking up on subtle gestures and micro-expressions without even noticing in our day-to-day conversations. But what are our bodies communicating when we aren’t even awake?What your sl...

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Sleep Paralysis Part Three: In Good Company

For our final installment in our Sleep Paralysis series, we’re taking a look at history and how we’ve expressed this terrifying phenomenon throughout the ages. From works of art to intense urban legends, we’ve documented our worst nightmares quite well. To read the first post in our series, click here, and then check out the second by clicking here.If you’re part of the 8% of the population...

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

Welcome back to your guide to sleep paralysis and all things going bump in the night. If you missed the first entry, check it out here.We know sleep paralysis is a thing that happens to just under 10% of us, but what exactly is going down here? There’s a lot to break down, and a lot of questions that need answering. It’s important to know that no two people have the same experience, and you...

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Sleep Paralysis Part One: An Intro To The Demons In Your Bedroom

I know it's going to happen before I even nestle into my bed for a nap in the afternoon.I'm not sure exactly what part of my brain is trying to warn me, but I just know. I’ve been living in the middle of a perfect storm for days—so sick I can’t stay asleep, so tired I can’t see straight, the holiday stress is still lingering. But still, I need to give my body a break.I don’t know how long...

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

If you’ve been looking for mattresses online you’ve probably come to this conclusion—there are a million companies out there all selling what looks to be a similar product. It can be overwhelming when you search for a "mattress in a box" and are greeted with endless names that all start to melt together. It can be baffling to be met with such a large sea of mattress company options.How did ...

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The T&N Team’s Favorite Products

Jen Gotch, of ban.do, chatted with Apartment Therapy and revealed that her unsuspecting life-changing product is none other than her Tuft & Needle. We know that a mattress can truly turn your world upside down, for better and worse, and we're thrilled to be on her list of must-haves. Check out her amazing interview here.Her excitement for our product got us thinking–what can't we live w...

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How To Choose The Right Mattress For Your Guest Room

If you enjoy hosting guests in your home, you know how important an inviting guest room is.It’s the first thing your guests will see when they land and drop their bags, and can make or break a stay. When it comes to outfitting your guest room, a comfy place to crash is one of, if not the, most important aspects of creating the perfect environment for your friends and family. You want your gue...

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Do You Really Need A New Mattress?

For some mattresses, it’s pretty clear when their time on this earth has wound down to a dingy, lump-ridden end. The valley forming in the middle, the busted spring poking out from the side (How many pairs of pajamas will you sacrifice to that spring?), it only takes a few painful nights to be sure.But for less, we’ll say “experienced” mattresses, how do you know when the time to replace ha...

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What’s The Best Mattress For A Stomach Sleeper?

There’s nothing quite like crashing at the end of a long day and shutting out the world by burying your face directly into your bed and powering down until the morning. If you’re like most stomach sleepers, you know that comfort is important when it comes to getting the recharge you need to face the morning.So what’s really the ideal stomach sleeper bed?There are thousands of articles o...

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How To Create The Perfect Guest Room

Whether it’s mom or your old college roommate out for a visit, creating a warm and inviting guest room will make you the best host ever, and it’s not too complicated to pull off.If you want the best guest room, pay attention to the details and your guests will be sure to thank you.Lay Of The LandNothing is worse than staying in someone’s home and not knowing where to go for amenities, e...

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What Sheets Work Best With A Foam Mattress?

Sheets are the best way to add a little comfort to your nights and often one of the things sleepers have strongest opinions on when it comes to accessories. Some prefer crisp linens, while others like a soft, stretchy knit. No matter your fancy, certain features in sheets can make or break your experience with a foam mattress.Keep the following things in mind as you begin searching for the ...

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What To Look For When You Start Researching Mattress Safety

There’s no doubt that there is a ton of information available when it comes to the safety of mattresses, and researching the different options is important. We know that safety is your number one concern when it comes to bringing a new product into your home, and we’re here to help break down the basics for you, from foam mattress off gassing to product certifications.Why Is Foam A Concern?...

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Can You Really Order A Mattress Online And Have It Shipped To Your Doorstep?

You’re used to FedEx dropping off your late-night online shopping purchases, but a mattress delivered to your door? It seems a little far-fetched, but hundreds of thousands of shoppers are opting for an online mattress over the traditional store and mattress delivery experience.How Exactly Do You Get A Mattress In A Box? It seems complicated, but e-commerce mattress companies have gotten it...

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How To Care For Your Bedding

There’s nothing quite like the heart-sinking feeling of pulling a brand-new (Expensive!) comforter out of the dryer and realizing you’ve destroyed it.What's the right way to wash one of those things, anyway? And what about sheets? Pillow shams?What even is a sham and why do they call it that?Well, we aren’t exactly sure about that one (If you figure it out, let us know!) but we can wa...

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So Your Mattress Sucks

You’ve finally had it. You’ve been tossing and turning and you’re fed up—why else would you turn to the internet to vent your bedtime burdens? If it’s any source of comfort, you aren’t alone, and help is closer than you might think.Around here, we’ve got a name for the mattresses that haunt our nightmares: Sad Matts.Sad Matt didn’t start off bad, really. They just ended up there and now...

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Mattress Financing 101

It’s tempting, that big “0% Financing” claim on many mattress company websites and in their windows, but what should you know before starting that application? Financing a mattress can have an array of benefits and might be a convenient option for you, but the fine print is important to dig into.Whatever your reason, there are a few things you should know before you finance a bed. While ult...

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All Hands On Deck

Phones ringing steadily, emails piling up, chat bubbles popping at a quiet volume constantly, these are the sounds of the biggest shopping weekend of the year for any e-commerce company. At Tuft & Needle, this cacophonous hum is just a background static to the most interesting weekend we have, year after year.Like most companies, we’re conscious of the numbers that Black Friday Weekend ...

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Should You Go Organic?

“Organic” just may be one of the most confusing terms in any market—it can mean a wide variety of things. You buy your fruits and veggies organic, but should you be sleeping on a strictly natural mattress?Before we take a deeper dive, it may be helpful to get a better understanding of what organic mattresses are, and why a consumer might opt for one.What Makes A Mattress Organic?You...

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The History Of Black Friday

Thanksgiving dinner is over, the sound of clanging dishes in the sink rings from the kitchen, and belts are being loosened all throughout the house. While many would rather get the leftovers wrapped up and plant themselves firmly on the couch for the rest of the night, the rest will be standing in lines wrapped around Target, Walmart, and malls all over the country. According to the National Re...

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

To celebrate the things we’re thankful for this week, we asked our team what advice their mentors had given them that they are most grateful for. From words of wisdom to the hard to hear feedback, mentorship is a unique relationship that can have a lasting impact on careers and lives.See what our team had to say below.“I received advice from an old creative director that hurt to hear at...

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

If you’re considering an adjustable bed frame, there are some things you want to look for in a mattress to ensure you’re getting the best sleep possible. Whether you’re following your doctor’s advice to adjust your sleep position or you just like being able to read and spend more time in bed (We can’t blame you there!) the mattress you choose can make or break your experience.An adjustable ...

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When Should You Flip Your Mattress?

There’s a ton of advice out there on the best way to keep your mattress feeling good as new.But do you really need to flip your mattress constantly? What about rotating it? What’s the difference? What’s the right way to maintain your mattress over the years?Let’s get our terms down first: Flipping refers to turning your mattress upside down and sleeping on the other side. Rotating is ofte...

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes

If you’re glancing around your house looking for what you can turn into a decent costume a few hours before you’re supposed to be somewhere, we’re here to help. Let’s be honest with each other right here and now—we’re not looking for a transcendent piece of art. We’re aiming to pass for “tried” at the party you’re still considering bailing on.You could drag out the old cat ears in the back ...

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What’s The Best Mattress For Back Pain?

If you’ve caught yourself frantically Googling “back pain mattress” or "best mattress for back pain" we can pretty safely assume that you aren’t comfortable with your current sleep setup—and that you’re in a world of hurt. We can also assume that you’re willing to throw bags of cash at anything that promises to cure the sharp stabbing in your spine or the throbbing in your lower back. Pain is a...

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How To Build Your Own Mattress

It would be shockingly easy to knock off most of our competitors’ mattresses without the markups and create your very own DIY mattress. Companies can get away with offering basic foams and latexes at premium prices because most consumers never take the time to find out what exactly they’re paying for.If you want to build your own, it really isn’t that difficult. You can use cheap, poor qual...

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How To Choose and Buy the Best Mattress

Finding the best place to buy a mattress seems like it should be an easy task, but if you’ve ever taken a walk into a mattress store you know it can be an overwhelming and confusing endeavor. There's a lot to consider–the best time of year to buy a mattress, how often should you buy a new mattress, and and what to look for when shopping are all factors that should go into the decision making pr...

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Everything You Need To Know About Mattress Warranties

“Do you want the mattress warranty?”There it is. The big question. There’s nothing quite as overwhelming as making a huge purchase just to have the salesperson—your credit card still warm in their hand—ask you to make yet another decision, and probably spend another chunk of cash.You freeze as a rush of questions flood your mind.Wait, do I want the extended warranty? What even is it...

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