Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer Review

I would be willing to bet that most of the water that gets wasted in our homes comes from the garden hose. Whether you’re spraying off the deck, power washing the house or watering the garden, there’s really no smart way to slow the water down. You just spray and do your thing. However, there is a smarter way. The Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer makes your hose smart.

Water Your Garden The Smart Way

It can be controlled via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world. That means that if you have an irrigation system, you could schedule your garden to be watered for 5 minutes, while you are on vacation in France sipping wine and sampling the local cuisine.


Easy to install and use

Works with Amazon Alexa

Basic hose and faucet setup


App lacks customization options for plant types

Needs more settings

The Orbit B-hyve has a sleek design and weatherproof housing, so it’s built to last. B-hyve lets you control any standard hose faucet right from your smartphone. It’s easy to set up and easy to use. Real-time weather updates help you to create the perfect watering schedule for your needs. You can even schedule rain delays, and get detailed reports on the system’s performance and your savings. It even works with Amazon’s Alexa.

You don’t have to do a thing to water your garden thanks to Smart WeatherSense which gets local weather data and automatically adjusts your Orbit B-hyve to deliver the right amount of water to your plants. You didn’t have to lift a finger.

You can even connect your timers thanks to B-hyve Network Meshing so that each B-hyve extends the signal from your Wi-Fi network to your entire system. This increases the total range. With features like this, the Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer is a great smart home product. You already have your smart thermostat, your smart lock, home security and other smart home devices inside of your house. This is a home automation device that helps to take care of the outside.

No More Wasting Water

Bottom Line

It’s a pretty decent solution for watering your plants on a schedule and we love how easy it is to use and install. Anyone can get it up and running quickly. We do wish that it offered more custom options for various plant types since they don’t all do well with the same amount of water. If this is your first smart watering gadget you can’t go wrong with it, others might want something with more features.

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Last Chance for 35% Off ThinkPad X1 Carbon as Cyber Week Ends

As Cyber Week comes roaring to an end, today is the last chance for you to enjoy a large 35% off coupon at Lenovo for the high-end 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga business laptops. Below, you’ll find the top pick configurations that were most popular during Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. The starting base model is only $987 after using 35% off coupon THINKBLCKFRI at checkout, but if you were thinking of giving this business laptop as a Christmas gift, you should note the shipping time frame for your custom build! As of writing, machines are shipping out in 7-9 business days, which should give you plenty of leeways – but for anyone else in more of a rush, a “Quick Ship” model is available for $12.64 more. Botho f these come with the same 8th Generational Core i5-8250U, a serviceable 256GB solid disk drive, a high-end 300 Nits Full HD IPS display panel and 8GB of RAM.

In terms of the X1 Yoga, the most popular model we saw last week was actually the highest end configuration “model 20ld0017us” priced at a whopping $1,780. This comes with a Core i7-8650, a giant 1TB SSD and the very impressive 1440p HDR IPS touch display. Lenovo’s Cyber Week coupon started up a few days before Thanksgiving on November 19 and will run through the end of the day on December 2nd, 2018 (based on our experience, the coupon will continue to work for a few hours after midnight Pacific Time).

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Cyber Week Deals

Use coupon: THINKGIVE6


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Cyber Week Deals


Note: The listed 35% off THINKBLCKFRI will provide you with an extra 5% off compare to the “public” THINKSGIVING coupon.

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Wiser Smart Heating System Review

Drayton, one of the leading brands in the UK domestic heating market has an interesting solution for those homes with radiator heating. We tend to think of radiator heating as somehow being outdated, but many homes around the world still use this form of heating. And now you can update your heating and integrate it with the rest of your home automation system. The Wiser smart heating system keeps things simple and makes it easier for you to control the heating in your home no matter where you are.

Control Every Room Easily

Wiser is an affordable multi-room smart heating control system that offers flexible heating zones in up to 16 rooms of a home. You’ll get better energy efficiency and comfort with this system installed. Wiser is easy to install and you can program each room to the temperature you want while saving money.

Excellent value
Simple control

The app could be better

The system is comprised of four parts: the thermostat, radiator thermostat, heat hub, and the app. Through the app, you can remotely control heating across all of your rooms. The company also launched the Wiser Plug, which is a smart plug that allows you to control up to ten appliances. Wiser works along with your existing heating system and home automation setup, so you won’t have to change or alter any pipework or valves. It’s easy for most people to install.

Everyone loves the money-saving aspect of smart devices like this, but it’s also pretty great to be able to have the infant’s room at one temp and the living room at another. I love that you get greater control over each zone. Plus, the system is compatible smart voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. So you have voice control so that you can adjust temps no matter what you are doing.

Controlling Your Heating Has Never Been Easier

Bottom Line

The best thing about this system is how easy it is. Add in the fact that it’s affordable and you have a big winner for anyone who wants multi-room heating control on a budget. It does what it says and it’s pretty effortless. Forget your older thermostats and go with a smart system like this.

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Sling TV Review: Is It Worth It?

Sling TV is one of the first companies to explore the world of live TV streaming without a cable company. The company has struggled to catch on in recent times, especially when compared to Netflix or Hulu, but it is slowly gaining momentum.

If you’re looking to lower your cable bill or satellite TV bill, you can’t go wrong with Sling TV. It offers a good number of channels packages and extra features without breaking the bank.

Check out our Sling TV review below to learn more about the service and how well it fits with your budget and needs.

Sling TV Packages and Pricing

If there’s one thing that’s true about TV packages, it’s that they’re overly complicated and expensive. With three simple and affordable pricing packages and a variety of add-ons, Sling TV is different.

You can purchase the Sling Blue package, Sling Orange package or Sling Orange + Sling Blue package. The main difference between these packages are the number and selection of channels available. Let’s take a look at the differences.

Sling Orange (this package gives you the least amount of channels)

  • It costs $25 per month and only gives you 29+ channels.
  • However, be aware that the channels you get with Sling Orange are typically the more popular or “premium” channels, including Disney channels, ESPN and more. Sling Orange only allows you to stream on one device at a time, including mobile devices.

Sling Blue

  • This package also costs $25 per month, but it includes almost double the number of channels that Sling Blue provides.
  • There is some overlap between the channel list, but Sling Blue offers channels like Fox and NBC, SyFy and FXX.
  • Sling Blue allows you to stream on two devices at a time, including mobile devices.

Sling Orange + Sling Blue

  • This package gives you everything that the Orange and Blue package provide
  • With the exception of allowing you to up to four simultaneous streams, one on Sling Blue channels and three on Sling Orange channels.

As with most online TV streaming services, you’ll be required to enter credit card information in order to pay on an automatically renewing subscription. If you’re worried about getting charged, be sure to cancel before the renewal date.

Sling TV Extras and Add Ons

Like many other cable services, Sling TV offers a variety of extras and add-ons that can enhance your viewing experience, especially if there are programs that are more enjoyable when watched live, like sports or the latest Game of Thrones episodes. Sling TV has compiled different add-on packages based on content categories, like News, Comedy or Sports.

If you’re looking for sports extras, you can purchase Sling TV’s sports add-on package for only $5 per month, which includes an extra 13 sports-specific channels like NBA TV, NHL Network and more.

You can also purchase a variety of premium channels like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax for an extra monthly cost.


Sling TV also offers an extra DVR service that allows you to record your favorite shows when you aren’t home so you can still enjoy them when you have time. The good thing about Sling’s DVR is that it’s all stored in the cloud, meaning you won’t have to purchase a special device for storing your recorded shows.

The bad thing is that you can only store 50 hours worth of content before Sling starts automatically deleting old content.

Sling User Experience

Using Sling TV should be easy, but it has somewhat of a steep learning curve. This can ruin your first impression, but with some practice, you’ll get used to the little quirks.

The Sling TV app features a dark interface, with bright orange lines under shows you’re currently watching to indicate how far into the episode or movie you are.

Unfortunately, the rewind and fast-forward functionality is lacking, and we found the entire interface to be more glitchy than it should have been for a modern streaming service, even on a solid internet connection.

You can access Sling TV on almost any streaming device, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast or Sling TV’s own $100 AirTV player, among others.

How Does Sling Stack Up vs. Other Streaming Services?

Overall, Sling TV offers a solid and mostly reliable live TV streaming service, but how does it stack up to the competition?

When compared to major competitors like PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, Hulu, DirectTV Now and others, Sling pretty much holds its own. It’s still the cheapest option out there, but that means it suffers in the kind of channel selection it offers. The more expensive services offer more channels without the need to pay more for premium channels like HBO.


One area where Sling TV excels is the sheer number of add-ons and extras you can purchase to create a truly customizable TV viewing experience.

If you like news, you can buy the News package. If you like sports, buy the Sports package. This customization is a great feature that you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere else.

The cloud DVR functionality is also unique to Sling TV, and gives you more flexibility in the way you watch your favorite programs.

Is Sling TV for You?

So, is Sling TV the right choice for you?

The answer depends largely on your TV channel preferences and individual budget, but you can’t go wrong with ultra-affordable, live TV. Sling TV excels when you think of it as the budget choice that won’t give you everything your heart desires in a single package. It’s great for what it is, especially when compared to more expensive services.

However, that doesn’t mean that Sling TV is without its share of downsides and problems. The Sling TV app is buggy enough to be annoying, and you might get frustrated at the relatively small 50 GB of DVR storage, especially if you’re always missing your shows.

You’ll need a Wi Fi connection of at least 25 mbps to get the best viewing experience, which may be out of your price range.

All in all, Sling TV is a reliable TV streaming service with a good selection of content from which to choose. Sure, there are more options out there, but can they beat $25 per month?

Sling TV Review: Is It Worth It? was first published to GadgetReview News

Best Time of Year to Buy Appliances: When to Buy and When to Wait

Buying major home appliances can be an expensive ordeal, and it can cause more headache than excitement. There are hundreds of options on the market for any given large appliance. Taking the time to research each one and compare prices to find the best deal can be overwhelming.

So, what is the best time to buy appliances? If you buy at the right time, you can be sure to save money in the long run.

We researched all the ins and outs of buying appliances. Our research included comparing prices of the highest-selling models throughout the year to find out when you should buy.

When NOT to Buy Appliances

Before we jump into learning about the best times to buy, it’s important to understand when NOT to buy a new appliance. This can be just as important when it comes to saving you money and stress.

Don’t buy the brand-new model right when it releases. Manufacturers are almost guaranteed to reduce prices in the months following the release, especially during the times listed below. If you want the new model, be patient and wait for a sale.


Don’t wait to buy a new appliance until you have no other choice. Many people wait until their fridges or air conditioners die completely before even thinking about purchasing a new one. If you put yourself in a situation where you have an emergency need, you can bet that you won’t want to wait until a deal comes around.

You also lose your bargaining power, which means you lose out on more money from your credit card overall.

Now that you know when not to buy, let’s take a look at the best times of the year to get that new microwave or range.

Holiday Weekends Are a Great Time to Buy an Appliance

By far, holiday weekends are the best time to purchase a new appliance. Retailers love dropping prices just to get more people into their stores.

Keep your eye on Labor Day, Memorial Day and President’s Day weekend sales.

Stores usually send out their sale ads in the weeks before the sales start so you can get a good idea of what prices are going to be before you even leave the house.

Don’t forget about Black Friday, either! The day after Thanksgiving is one of the craziest shopping days of the year, but for good reason.

The best deals of the year happen during this time, but most people focus on purchasing consumer goods like TVs or smartphones. If you’re lucky, you might be able to skip the line and save thousands on a new fridge or washer and dryer combo.

The only downside about shopping the holiday weekends for new appliances are the crowds. A relaxing day off work may be full of fighting crowds and limited quantities instead. However, the savings are worth it for that extra home improvement.

When a New Model is Released

As we mentioned above, buying a new model right when it’s released is one of the worst times to buy. However, this time frame can still work to your advantage if you set your sights on last year’s model.

When a manufacturer releases a new model, the old model will lower in price almost instantaneously. Retailers want to be sure to clear out of their old stock to make room for the shiny new models that will arrive shortly after the announcements from manufacturers.

Keep in mind that you may need to do a little extra research on sites like Amazon, eBay, consumer reports and so on if you’re going to approach your purchase from this direction. For the most part, new models don’t introduce a ton of new features that are must-haves, especially when compared to the last generation. Many of these are minor improvements that come with major price tags.

Unless there’s some feature on the new model that you absolutely need to have, it’s likely you’ll do just fine with the old version.

The End of the Month

The end of the month is another great time to purchase major appliances, but for reasons you may not realize. It isn’t that there are any extra sales or a country-wide mandate to lower prices at the end of the month.

Did you know that most appliances salespeople work on commission? This means they have sales quotas they need to meet every month. You can use this knowledge to your advantage. At the end of the month, many salespeople are eager to meet their sales goals and are willing to bargain more than usual to move product out the door.

If you take this approach, be prepared to bargain. You’ll need to negotiate in order to get the best deal. This can be difficult for some people, but if you do it well, you can get a killer deal on a new appliance.

To prepare for your negotiations and bargaining, study up on standard pricing for the model you’re looking to buy, and don’t forget to compare the prices other stores are offering. You may also want to see if you can purchase a display model or something from the scratch-and-dent section to knock off a few more dollars.

The Best Months to Buy an Appliance

The best months to buy appliances is closely related to a point we’ve already covered above: when a new model releases.

Most appliance manufacturers follow a strict schedule when it comes to new product releases. You can pretty much predict when a new model is going to be released, therefore knowing when the best months to buy actually are.

Most manufacturers unveil and release new products in September and October. The only exception is for refrigerators, which are released on a summer schedule, meaning May is the time to buy a new fridge.

Like car dealerships, January is also a good time to buy new appliances. Stores are looking to clear their floors of all the “old” product to make room for the new year’s offerings. This is also the time they sell through any leftover inventory from Black Friday and Christmas sales.

Final Thoughts

You can shop the sales and you can bargain for better prices at the end of the month, but if you buy a model that you don’t love, you may end up with a healthy dose of buyer’s remorse.

While it’s important to know when the best time of year to buy appliances is, it’s also of utmost importance that you do your research before you buy.

Take the time to research different models and manufacturers. Measure the pros and cons of your top picks and get familiar with their standard pricing. That way when sales come around, you know just how good of a deal you’re getting.

If you go about your purchase in the right way, you’ll maximize your savings and go home with a brand new appliance that you love.

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Last Chance: Verizon’s $400 off Pixel 3 XL, Galaxy S9+for Black Friday

For this Black Friday, Verizon Wireless is offering a pretty amazing deal on brand new flagship Android smartphones. $400 off the phone of your choice, with no trade-in required! You’ll find everything from the premium Google Pixel 3 XL to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ qualifying. This deal ends in less than 12 hours, so you’ll need to act fast.

Here are the details. Pick an Android smartphone of your choice from a list of 22 selection. Pay for the device and the $400 discount will be applied to your account over a 24 month period. If you transfer the line or terminate your contract with Verizon Wireless, the promotional credit will end. This means you’ll receive about $16.67 off your monthly bill for the next 2 years.

Noteworthy qualifying phones:

  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • LG V40 ThinQ

…and many older models. Considering the Google Pixel 3 XL is currently discounted by $200 on Google Store for $699, this $400 discount is twice the savings. (The smaller Pixel 3 is on sale for $150 off). As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the next non-Black Friday related sale price is $779 at Amazon, while the S9+ has a similar $200 off discount to the Pixel 3 XL, making the phone only $639.99. As for the LG V40, the next best offer online is also a $200 discount down to $749.99.

With Verizon’s $400 off Black Friday deal, the best phone to apply this towards is the Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9, or LG V40 to get the maximum value. Everything else is simply older and won’t yield the best bang for your buck – especially considering the $400 discount is spread across a 24 month period.

Link: Verizon Black Friday $400 off Android Smartphone

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Best Online Mattress Stores in 2018 (Bed in a Box)

Traditionally, the only way to shop for the best mattress was to head out to a store and start plopping yourself down on bed after bed until you found one that felt right for you. There’s nothing wrong with this method, but a lot has changed in recent years with “bed-in-a-box” online shopping.

Now we have a number of online mattress stores with unique, interesting ways of helping you find the right mattress…and a lot of great deals on purchases and shipping.

But if you’ve never thought about shopping for a mattress online before, you may be feeling some stress at the idea: where do you begin? What site is the best to buy a mattress on?

We’re going to help you out by pinpointing the best online mattress stores around, what makes them worth checking out, and everything else you need to know when looking for the best reviewed mattress on the market.

Note: Are you looking for the best time to buy a mattress? Fall and early winter are often excellent times to look, because there are a lot of deals going on at this time. The opposite end of the year, around early summer, may also be a good choice, since mattress stores often try to get rid of a lot of merchandise around this time.

#1  Helix


  • Excellent shopping method
  • Good customization options


  • Mattresses are generally more expensive than competitors

Helix is trying to re-invent the way you shop for mattresses, and it’s impressive. First, you take a quiz that asks about your body, your sleep position, how firm you like your mattress, what your sleeping partner prefers, and other key questions.

Then Helix makes a suggestion for a mattress customized specifically for you with a variety of features like body contouring, different levels of support, sleep zones, mattress “feel” and more. These mattresses generally start at $1,000.

Helix also offers free shipping, free returns, and a 100-night return window for you to make up your mind about whether or not you like the mattress. That’s just about the best you can hope for on any mattress website, and allows you to undo your decision if the mattress just doesn’t work out.

#2  Casper


  • More choices than most online sites
  • Easy to buy any bedroom accessories, too


  • Mattresses may have too many layers for some shoppers

Casper is a highly reliable hybrid foam mattress site designed to make picking out a mattress easy. It starts off with an easy choice – three layers, four layers, or five layers of foam?

From here you can go on to pick the right size and choose other features like a foundation and adjustable base.

You also buy other bedroom furniture there, including beds, nightstands, and other important components. Prices for a mattress range from several hundred dollars to over $2,000 based on what you’re getting.

It’s a welcome, simple process, but what really makes Casper shine are the guarantees. Both shipping and returns are free, and you get a 100-night “trial” to see how well you like the mattress before choosing to buy it, a great addition that you should look for in any online mattress company, because sometimes you just don’t know how a mattress will feel.

Mattresses also come with a 10-year limited warranty.

#3  Leesa


  • High-quality, mainstream foam mattresses
  • Great nonprofit and eco-friendly involvement


  • A little expensive for the product

Leesa makes your mattress choices both simple and affordable. You can pick the Leesa foam mattress, starting at $525, or the extra-support Sapira mattress, starting at $995.

They are both great choices for those looking for a smaller mattress on a budget, and for people who don’t necessarily need the extra-layered options that companies like Casper offer.

Additionally, Leesa has a big focus on nonprofit activity and eco-friendly work. They donate one out of every ten mattresses they sell, plant one tree for every mattress they sell, and generally spend a lot of time supporting over 1,000 nonprofits around the country. That makes them a perfect fit if you like to support others with your big purchases.

Finally, Leesa also offers the top-tier 100-night free trial and free shipping and returns, which is always nice to see.

#4  Tuft and Needle


  • Very affordable mattresses
  • Unique foam mixture, plus graphite cooling gel


  • Beds may be too firm for some buyers

Tuft and Needle is another burgeoning online mattress store with a unique approach to service, and specialization in very affordable memory foam mattresses, with prices that start at just $350 for a basic twin mattress and rising to only $750 for the top king-sized model.

The company uses its own foam mixture, plus graphite and cooling gel to help the bed feel more comfortable and help keep you cool.

These are simple, firm beds, by design. Tuft and Needle prides itself on skipping all the frills and providing no-nonsense mattresses that are likely to appeal more to younger buyers.

Like many others on our list, the company offers a 100 night free trial, a 10-year limited warranty, and free returns (with the promise that the mattress will be donated to charity when returned).

#5  Allswell


  • Foam and coil mattresses for more traditional products
  • Most affordable mattresses online


  • Product availability can be hit or miss

Allswell uses a combination of foam and coil support for its mattresses, an ideal option if you prefer more traditional mattresses and aren’t a fan of layers and layers of foam.

Their website is particularly excellent, offering full information on mattress materials, videos on how to set up your mattress, and other useful features.

The mattresses themselves (divided into two different classes) are very affordable, starting at around $295 for a twin and not rising above $1,000 for a king.

In addition to the 100-night trial and the 10-year limited warranty, the company also offers their own option setup and mattress removal services.

However, one problem is that Allswell’s low-cost mattresses are popular – which can affect availability, especially at busy times of the year. That means that popular sizes, like queen, may not be available in the class of mattress that you want, which can be frustrating if you don’t want to wait.

#6  Bear


  • You get to try advanced mattress materials different from many options on the market
  • Targeted at fitness lovers who want comfort and recovery


  • Some claims are scientifically silly
  • Prices can be high

Bear has a very unique offering for a specific segment of the mattress market – fitness fans who want the latest in mattress materials.

The company offers a Bear and Bear Hybrid mattress (the hybrid is thicker and uses springs, but that’s the main difference).

The mattresses use graphite-gel memory foam, smart fabrics for support layers, and other tricks designed to help athletes recover quickly and sleep better.

Unfortunately, there’s also some severe pseudoscience, like “infrared therapy” claims (aka, materials that feel cool) that are mostly nonsense, despite the FDA labels. Ignore this, and focus on the real sleeping benefits instead.

Bear’s mattresses are also pricier than many of our picks, starting at $540 – $1350 and rising quickly after that.

Fortunately, for those who want to try the latest experimental mattress materials still have a 100 night trial and full refund option for returning the product.

Buying Guide

Return Policies

  • Return policies should always offer free returns within the trial period once the mattress is bought. As long as you ship the mattress back within this window, you should be able to get a full refund. After all, you’re buying a mattress design online – you should be to return it free of cost if something doesn’t work out.
  • Make sure you read return policies carefully to see if there are any caveats or requirements for making returns…there usually are.


  • You are buying an expensive, heavy item online, and shipping costs shouldn’t be a consideration. Every mattress site worth visiting will offer you free shipping for your purchase. If they don’t, it’s probably all a scam anyway.


  • A mattress site that walks you through the decision process is very valuable. Watch for tips, tests, explanations, and other information that can help you make the right purchase.
  • Helix’s mattress quiz is a great example of this, but other stores also have very helpful resources, articles, and descriptions that can lead you in the right direction.


  • How much can you customize your mattress? Online customization options are limited, but they are still better than picking a mattress from a store.
  • Look for options to choose the type, size, and feel of the mattress padding used. Accessories aren’t nearly as important, because you can get them anywhere, but the ability to choose different mattress features is a great sign.

Other Reviews

  • Always look at online reviews! Be careful of the reviews on the site itself: these can offer insight, but they may also be curated. Instead, search for reviews on other sites and on social media to see what people think.
  • What mattresses do others like? What was their buying experience like? How did they feel about shipping and returns? These points can provide you with valuable information!

FAQs for Buying Mattresses

What About Installation?

Generally speaking, online services are less likely to offer installation and “take away the old mattress” services than store chains. However, some do! Always look at the shipping information for specific details. However, be careful with this step: Suppose, during your 100-night free trial, you decide to return the mattress. That leaves you with zero mattresses to sleep on until you get another, which could create a budget crunch or some uncomfortable sleeping periods.

How Long Should I Wait Before Sending the Mattress Back?

You don’t have to wait for any specific period of time. However, mattress companies suggest you give it at least 30 days. The reason is that it may take some time for your body to adjust to a new sleeping experience, and for your spine/muscles to adjust to the point where you find out if it makes any difference. So, if you can, try to give it at least a few weeks before you decide.

Is There Any Way I Can Try Out an Online Mattress?

Not usually. Some large online stores, like Casper, also have a few stores around the country where you can go in and check out a mattress, so it’s worth a quick search. But it’s not often a possibility. This is where the free trial period comes in handy. If you have very special needs for a mattress, it may be better to avoid buying online.

I’m Worried About a New Mattress Smell, Is This Going to Be an  Issue?

Generally, new mattress smells are nothing to worry about. Packaging materials and the mattress production process can indeed leave a mattress smelling a little plastic-like or strange. That smell does not continue! After several days, it should be dissipated, so be patient and let it happen. If you have the time, you may want to unwrap the mattress and just leave it sitting for a while to help with this process. Putting sheets on right away will only make the issue worse.

Is a Hard Mattress Really Better?

Science goes back and forth on this issue, but currently the best answer is: No. The best mattress for the average sleeper are able to conform to your body so that your shoulders and spine don’t have to get twisted into unnatural shapes and stay that way. More cushioning is better, because it gives you body room to relax into a more normal alignment. Of course, too much cushioning can cause similar problems to hard beds, and should be avoided. Finding the sweet spot can be a challenge, so it’s important to take a look at what each mattress version offers. If you have back issues, ask your doctor for which option would be best for you.

Can My Old Bed Frame Support the New Mattress?

Generally, yes, if the frame is intended for a mattress of that size (twin, full, queen, etc.). If the mattress appears to be significantly heavier, you may want to consider a new frame, but it isn’t usually necessary.


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