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Baffled by jargon? Confused by buzzwords? Here at WhatMattress, we sort the wheat from the chaff, so to speak (and try to have some fun along the way).

Who says that mattress reviews have to be boring?

All mattress reviews on WhatMattress are conducted fairly and honestly, in line with our strict editorial policy, regardless of the product or company being reviewed.

What's more, all reviews, research & editorial content is frequently reviewed by our fact-checkers. Remember, we're not owned by a mattress company, so retain complete editorial control. Learn more about how our reviews process works.

When you click on an affiliate link on WhatMattress, for example when you click to reveal a discount code, we may receive a commission if you then go on to buy a product from that website. This is known as a 'referral fee'. Referral fees are only negotiated after we've fully conducted our review, meaning that commission amount plays no factor in the process.

We don't accept money from mattress suppliers to write glowing reviews or to "boost" the placement of a mattress. But if you ARE going to buy a mattress, then we hope you'll buy it using one of our discount codes or via one of our affiliate links, as this keeps WhatMattress free – though you don't have to.

Just so you know, we don't sell mattresses directly. But if you click on a referral link and buy a product via WhatMattress, the prices are 100% the same. You don't pay more. In fact sometimes the prices are cheaper, because we link directly to discounted prices & offers that you may not have been able to normally find.😊

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Why you can trust WhatMattress

You probably don't know where to start. It's something that we hear a lot, when it comes to mattresses.

The truth is that the bed-in-a-box mattress industry has sprung up (get it?) almost overnight. Ever since the patent for memory foam mattresses expired and Tempur could no longer charge £3,000+ for a mattress, it was perhaps inevitable that this would happen.

If you're just getting started, then it's important to do as much research as you can, and we're glad you're here.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of buzzwords and plenty of mumbo-jumbo floating around in the mattress sector. Airgocell this, Stratos that. Phrases like "moisture-wicking" may sound impressive, but what do they actually mean?

We created WhatMattress in 2018, almost by accident. What started originally as a single blog post, sharing the pains of buying a mattress in the UK, has morphed into something much bigger. Since then, many things have changed for the better, but buying a mattress is still an absolute minefield. The mattress companies promise the world, then refuse to even acknowledge you if things go wrong. It's frustrating and we know it's enough to drive you round the bend.

WhatMattress strives to be completely different to the other mattress review websites out there.

Why? Well, many mattress review websites are just marketing channels trying to sell you something. Here at WhatMattress, we write honest and unbiased mattress & sleep tech reviews that include both the good *and* the not-so-good. There's no requirement for us to self-censor because we're not owned by a mattress company. We're completely independent and free to write as we please. Learn more about us.