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    Welcome to The Mattress Underground

    A source of accurate unbiased information regarding mattresses, their construction, the materials used to make them, and where to buy them;
    Developed in response to the ever increasing amount of misinformation and "marketing hype" masquerading as truth
    that is becoming the "norm" in the mattress industry.

     

     

     

     

We Educate Consumers

Buying a new mattress is one of the most important purchases you can make and there are few things that will have as big an effect on your overall wellbeing over the next decade or so. Learn the truth about different mattresses, construction methods, and materials so you can be armed with helpful information in your search for the perfect mattress.

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Free Consumer Membership

Any question/post in our mattress forum will give you free membership in The Mattress Underground and will help you sort through the mass of poor quality mattress information that has become the norm for the industry. The discount you will receive from some of the highest quality and value mattress manufacturers in North America is of course an additional bonus.

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Find Quality Manufacturers

The business membership of this site is by invitation only and is only offered when we are satisfied that what they offer puts them in the upper tier of mattress manufacturers and retailers across North America in terms or quality, knowledge & transparency, and service. All TMU Members have agreed to provide a bonus or discount to the consumer members of this site. Simply mention “The Mattress Underground” when you visit their store or use the discount code provided when purchasing online.

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An interesting month

It's been a very interesting month with a lot happening behind the scenes both in terms of website development and in terms of manufacturer membership.

I re-arranged the "internal workings" of the website so that a commenting system was available on all the pages of the website with all the comments being posted directly in the forum as well as on the page itself. This is an amazing system and for those of you that are interested is part of the Kunena forum that I am using and is an add on called Kunena Discuss. When I first started developing the website I was using a content management system called K2 which was great but was not compatible with Kunena discuss so I had to switch back and turn all the pages back into Joomla articles ... not as easy a job as I thought it would be.

I will also be publishing the initial list of the founding manufacturer membership in the next few days with a menu link on the main menu area so it will be available from every page on the website. I'm excited about this as it is a wonderful group of high quality manufacturers that represents amazing value in mattresses. All of them without exception have been truly supportive of what I am doing and have offered great feedback, ideas, and insights.

Once this is published, I will of course continue to talk with manufacturers but will also start to focus more on creating a "consumer presence" on the web and beginning to get back to what I love the most ... which is helping people to find great mattresses at great prices and that fit their unique needs and preferences. It is an exciting time and the beginning of much more to come.

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Welcome to The Mattress Underground

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Quality mattress information

This website was developed because of the growing need to provide a source of accurate unbiased information regarding mattresses, their construction, the materials used to make them, and where to buy them, in response to the ever-increasing amount of misinformation and "advertising copy" masquerading as truth that is becoming the "norm" in the mattress industry. In addition to this, there are very few sources of accurate information that are not dominated by a hidden agenda. As you read through the pages here you will quickly see that we don't pull any punches in offering our opinions and you will also see that our opinions are backed by research and the reasons why we believe what we do.

While in general our opinions are based on our ongoing research into all areas of the mattress industry, we do admit to a few biases. The most important of these is towards smaller local, regional and even some national mattress manufacturers that are quietly building exceptionally high quality mattresses using the best materials available to them, and construction methods that in many cases they have learned over several generations. These are mattress manufacturers who are motivated by service, quality, and value,

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Free Consumer membership in The Mattress Underground

What do you think of "this mattress"?

A simple question ... but a question that if asked in our mattress forum could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It could also save you from the frustration ... and expense ... of finding out that the mattress you purchased didn't last nearly as long as you believed it would before developing the "issues" with wear, body impressions, and the general deterioration of comfort and support that you can read about everywhere on the web. Even worse ... many people quickly discover that the mattress that felt so comfortable in the store or that you were assured was so "wonderful" or "such a great deal" wasn't even suitable for their circumstances, sleeping style or body makeup and should never have been sold to them in the first place. Mattresses that end up causing issues with aches and pains and "less than restful" sleep may not be quite so "wonderful" after a very few weeks or months after all.

In reading the extensive materials and guides on this website, you will quickly come to realize that much of the "great advice" you will hear from so many "well intentioned" but poorly trained sales people is usually not so great and that the mattress you are considering and the "marketing story" or endorsement that is attached to it may not be as accurate or truthful as you are being led to believe. The best part is that any question in our mattress forum (or any other post that is relevant to mattresses) will not only give you membership in The Mattress Underground, but will help you sort through the mass of poor quality mattress information that has become the norm for the industry. The discount you will receive from some of the highest quality and value mattress manufacturers in North America is of course an additional bonus.

In addition to the resources available on this site, our mattress forum offers personal guidance about your situation and an "analysis" of any mattress you may be considering. We will help you find the best local manufacturers and retail outlets in your area and if you choose to purchase from one of our members, you will also receive the additional membership discount simply by letting them know you are a member of The Mattress Underground. With the help of the resources on this website and the personal guidance from our forum, you will quickly learn how to separate "stories" from fact. Most important of all, you will be able to find the manufacturers and retail outlets who will give you information you can trust to be accurate and helpful ... outlets that care more about helping you buy a great mattress than they do about "making the sale" or putting profit and commission above your long term satisfaction.

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