Blame it on our ignorance or indifference, but we underestimate the importance of sleep. A good night’s rest can do wonders. It can heal a tired body, it can give us the confidence to take on the world, it can improve our memory and concentration, it can make our heart healthy, it can put us back in good mood, it can reduce our weight and what not.
And so, the good folks at WhatASleep! want to start the ‘sleep conversation’ again. That, a life slept well is lived well.
We review bedding solutions (mattresses, pillows, sheets, quilts etc.) available in the Australian market and recommend products to make your bedtime about what it should be – peaceful, uninterrupted and refreshing sleep.
On the website, we’ve laid down important specs of products, we’ve written evidence-based buyer’s guides, we’ve categorised the best products, we’ve answered FAQs, we’ve done blogs on Australia’s sleep habits as also eco-friendly ways to dispose of old mattress, we feature deals and discounts… We’ve done all the homework that it takes to give you a cloud-like sleep.
Trust us, you have come to the right place for sleeping solutions.
Hi! We are Samantha and James. We founded WhatASleep! so you don’t go through what we had to.
While I am a back sleeper, James likes to sleep on his side and, you know, it gets problematic. So two years ago, we went looking for a bed that is perfect for couples with conflicting sleeping styles. We went through a lot of reviews, hopped stores, tested mattresses and brought home our ‘perfect bed’. Only it wasn’t. In two weeks, our bodies were less than comfortable and we had to return the mattress.
Many hits and trials later, we have found our ‘perfect bed’ and Lee and I are able to sleep without disturbing each other. Yay!
So WhatASleep! was born from our personal ordeal and we promise to handhold you to find the best bed and bedding solutions in Australia.
– Samantha Collins
MEET OUR EXPERT PANEL
Dr. Ritesh Jain, MBBS, FRACP
Dr Ritesh Jain is a Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician who strives to provide quality care together with a compassionate and personalised approach. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Dr Ritesh completed his specialist training through Harvard Medical School. He is also a fellow of the Royal Australasian Society of Physicians, a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and a Registered Polysomnographist.
Dr Ritesh manages patients suffering from all sleep conditions, including sleep apnoea and excessive sleepiness and has a keen interest in complex sleep disorders.
Dr. George Samuel, MD
Freelance Consultant/Medical advisor
Dr. Samuel is a board-certified Sleep and Internal Medicine Physician. He specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric sleep disorders including Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Trouble falling/staying asleep, Restless Legs Syndrome, Snoring, etc.
In addition to his full time sleep medicine practice, Dr. Samuel has been actively involved in clinical research trying to identify novel therapeutic options for the treatment of sleep disorders outside of pharmaco-therapeutics.
Dr. Samuel attended the Ain Shams University, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency at Henry Ford Health System.
We take pride in our vetting process. It’s transparent, discerning and objective.
As a review-recommendation website, we source data from multiple portals that are backed by latest and/or ongoing research and industry insights. We value legacy brands as well as new players in the Australian market and curate a mix of both. Next, our editorial team compares each brand against different specs, categories, warranties, strengths and weaknesses. Customer reviews listed on various sleep forums, e-shops and brand websites are another big resource for us and we value that immensely. We use these findings to grade a product/brand as the best, the second best or simply unfit for your sleeping needs.
Since we believe in value purchases, we recommend products that offer best bang for your buck. We deem a product as ‘the best’ if we think it will be useful for most people and not simply because it’s loaded with features and gimmicks that you’ll hardly use.
But what’s your expertise on the subject?
I am glad you asked that. We are a team of data junkies and subject-matter experts who are constantly studying the sleep solutions market – pain-points, product upgrades, latest innovations and those pesky stats and specs. Then, we have writers who break down these jargon and terms & conditions, so you know what you are exactly shopping for. We also have folks like Lee and myself who’ve learnt after much to and fro that investing in good sleep is investing in a good life.
What about the editorial bias? You work on affiliate commissions, after all.
Our editorial and business teams work independently of each other. Which means, our writers and editors curate products and brands which they find worthy after months of research and analysis. If users shop for the products we recommend, we make an affiliate commission – but at no additional cost to you. But if our users return the products we recommend or find the reviews unhelpful, we make nothing. So there’s no room for compromising on our editorial integrity and pushing for inferior products.
Disclaimer: There’s growing evidence that ergonomically-designed beds can improve the sleep quality but we don’t claim that products and brands listed on the website can cure back pain or sleep disorder. We are neither sleep specialists nor a medical website.
So, at best, consider us your geeky friend who does all the research and takes pride in finding just what you were looking for.