​​​Lost That Loving Feeling? Serta Says Check Your Mattress

Leading mattress manufacturer set out to understand how getting a more comfortable sleep can lead to improved interpersonal relationships

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (February 3, 2016) – Not feeling the love in your relationship? Before you make a decision you will regret, check your mattress. According to a new sleep study, “Sleep & Your Relationship,” released by Serta, the nation’s leading mattress manufacturer, a new mattress can improve quality of sleep, which positively affects interpersonal relationships. In fact, 75 percent of respondents reported having fewer relationship issues and being less likely to pick an argument with their other half when they were feeling well-rested after sleeping on a Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress.

“Poor sleep quality plagues many Americans, and in most cases people attribute their poor sleep to external factors such as stress. However, we know that age and quality of a mattress also has a significant impact on sleep and comfort,” said Andrew Gross, executive vice president of marketing for Serta. “Serta conducted the “Sleep & Your Relationship” study to demonstrate how a quality mattress, like a Serta Perfect Sleeper, can solve sleep problems, improve sleep quality and decrease relationship tension from lack of sleep.”

Serta’s study revealed that 82 percent of respondents have been in a bad mood due to poor sleep quality, which impacted their relationships and work, but that those with newer, better quality mattresses1 reported a higher level of sleep satisfaction. Serta then aimed to prove that investing in a new quality mattress leads to a better night’s sleep and therefore, better experiences between couples. Twelve lifestyle bloggers were provided new Serta Perfect Sleeper® mattresses, designed to address five common sleep problems that more than half of Americans face, per a survey conducted by Serta. With the benefits of a Perfect Sleeper mattress, the couples experienced astounding results that led to better sleep and more relationship satisfaction, as partners felt less tense, thanks to a good night’s sleep.


Serta surveyed 1,000 Americans on their sleep quality to kick off “Sleep & Your Relationship” and then challenged 12 bloggers to put the findings to the test. Through a series of posts over the course of four months, each blogger reported more comfortable sleep, with 92 percent reporting feeling better rested and more prepared for the following day. Overall, participants experienced a 37 percent increase in work productivity after using the Serta Perfect Sleeper and 75 percent of the bloggers reported having fewer relationship issues because they were feeling well-rested and less likely to pick an argument.

“When I don’t sleep well, I am often sluggish, not productive and I have a harder time being present. I know this affects not only me but also my family too,” said Ashley Phipps, Simply Designing blogger. “I attributed [my poor sleep] to things like not taking care of myself as well as I should and having young children [instead of poor mattress quality].

Lisette Harrington of Northern Belle Diaries attributed her poor sleep to her husband’s poor sleep quality: “If he doesn’t get any sleep, my sleep also suffers. Thankfully after I fall asleep I don’t wake easily, but he would tell me that I would complain under my breath (asleep) when he tossed and turned.”

Serta showcased the unique set of advanced comfort and support features found in their Perfect Sleeper mattress models, which are designed to address five common problems that often prevent people from getting a quality night’s sleep: tossing and turning, lack of support, sleeping too hot, partner disturbance and mattress roll-off or sagging. The latest Perfect Sleeper upgrades and innovations include Cool Action™ gel memory foam, an advanced individually wrapped coil innerspring system and compatibility with adjustable foundations in select models.

“I no longer wake up in the middle of the night due to getting too hot, we are sleeping better and waking refreshed in the morning. And I am a lot more patient with my whole family when I get a good night’s sleep,” said Phipps in a follow-up post about her experience with her Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress. “I am able to be a much more patient wife and mother now that I am sleeping better at night which I know improves our family relationships.”

Harrington shared similar sentiments in a follow-up post: “Let me start off with this little gem: my husband said he hasn’t had this many nights of good sleep in years. Years! For the first time in a long time, I haven’t woken up due to mattress movement thanks to [advances] that reduce transfer motion throughout the mattress.”

The Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress collection includes a variety of innerspring and memory foam mattresses at affordable prices ranging from $399 – $1,299 for a standard queen set, with options in both innerspring and memory foam. In addition, every Perfect Sleeper includes an exclusive booklet with suggestions, tips and resources to get the maximum benefit from the mattress.

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