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Who is The Mattress Nerd?

Shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming, confusing and just plain annoying. But it doesn’t have to be. In 2014, Jack Mitcham, the founder of The Mattress Nerd, set out to make the mattress buying experience simple, stress-free, and maybe even a little fun.


Jack’s goal was to make consumers feel more confident and comfortable when deciding which mattress to buy. Jack had spent a total of 7 years as a retail mattress salesman and experienced first hand just how uncomfortable and stressful buying a mattress can be. He saw how mattress salespeople would often take advantage of customers by steering them to mattresses solely based on the commission amount.  

So Jack created Mattress Nerd as a platform to share his knowledge and help countless (and sleepless) people find the mattress that best fit their needs. Jack couldn’t be in every mattress store, helping every customer.  Mattress Nerd is the next best thing.

Today, The Mattress Nerd has grown into a resource that millions of people trust and turn to for answers about choosing the best mattress for their individual needs.  The Mattress Nerd team has also grown and is led by a group of sleep geeks who carry on Jack’s passion and spirit for helping consumers.

So no matter where you are in the mattress buying process, we have you covered:

  • Just starting your search?  Check out our Mattress Buying Guide
  • Overwhelmed with all the options?  Take our quiz and get a recommendation based on your preferences
  • Debating between a couple of options? Use our comparison tool to see how it stacks up
  • Have a mattress in mind, but want a second opinion?  We’ve probably reviewed it here

Happy Shopping,

The Mattress Nerd Team

Who else is responsible for all of this helpful sleep information?

Tyler Moyer

Tyler is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and a sleep product expert. While he can’t claim to the title of the original Mattress Nerd, he definitely fits the “Sleep Nerd” bill.

Tyler has spent years helping people get better sleep, not only through counseling and educational content but also leading teams in the development and innovation of a variety of sleep and bedding products. He brings a combination of expertise and practical experience to help guide others through their own sleep journies.

Helga George, Ph.D.

Dr. George obtained three degrees in the plant sciences culminating with a Ph.D. from Cornell University before transitioning to writing full time. Despite her obsession with plants, most of biology interests her. Helga is drawn to sleep science out of a combination of intellectual curiosity and her own sleep problems ranging from sleep apnea to delayed sleep phase (i.e., being a hardcore night owl). She enjoys explaining science to laymen in terms that they can understand and relishes the opportunity to look behind the veil of sleep and relay the benefits provided by quality sleep.


Hannah Clarke

Hannah is a certified ACE Health Coach and NASM Personal Trainer and uses an integrative approach to health and wellness to improve the quality of lives of those around her. With a love of weightlifting, running with her pup, and snowboarding, Hannah uses her Master’s Degree in Fitness and Wellness to guide those around her on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. From commercial fitness centers to corporate environments to one-on-one interactions, Hannah’s 10 plus years of experience in the fitness realm helps to encourage and challenge the people that she meets – not only to achieve their goals but to become the best version of themselves!


Noelle Chandler

Noelle is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor from St. Louis, MO. She provides therapy to adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. Prior to joining The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, Noelle worked as a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line; as an intern at the Counseling and Social Advocacy Center at UMSL; and as an intern at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute’s Intensive Outpatient Program for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders. There, she completed specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is a powerful, evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, and more. She also specializes in mental health treatment for individuals with chronic pain conditions.

Katie Terrell Hanna

Katie is a mental health advocate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While she has a professional interest in sleep science as a critical component to mental health, she also has a personal interest in the subject due to her own struggle with sleep-related issues such as insomnia and chronic pain. Katie strongly believes that we are holistic beings significantly impacted by our lifestyle, including but not limited to, quality of sleep. Therefore, she is passionate about writing informative content that educates consumers on products that can contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

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Comments (39)

  1. Hello! My name is Rob Bricken, and I’m a freelance writer for MEL Magazine. I was hoping to talk to one of the mattress experts/testers here for their relaxation advice—what they’ve learned from their years on the job. The interview would be brief—probably less than 5 minutes—and could be done over email or phone. I am happy to provide more detail or answer any questions through my email address. Thank you for considering this!

  2. Hey!
    I would like to introduce you to a brand new company called You+ Sleep™ (www.youplussleep.com). We are a startup mattress company with a strong charitable aspect. Our goal is to promote a healthy nights sleep for children and their families. Our first go to market product is a mattress sold online, made fresh to order, and delivered free to your doorstep. The mattress is dual sided, made with a cool to the touch memory foam and layers of cooling and support features.
    With that being said, I was wondering what the process was to get a mattress reviewed on mattressnerd.com?
    Feel free to email me back at jessica@youplussleep.com
    Thank you!!

  3. Yolanda Holly says:
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    FABULOUS website….. Mattress buying is so confusing, and there are so many new types of mattresses available today. I have one big frustration…. I have a linen closet full of beautiful and very expensive Italian sheets sets with fitted sheets that fit my conventional 15-inch deep mattress. I don’t want to buy all new sheets, but the mattresses you list are all different and generally thinner…. I can’t believe that mattress manufacturers don’t seem to recognize that this is a problem, get together with the sheet companies and decide one or two uniform sizes within each size category.
    Do you have any suggestions for me other than buying a traditional mattress ?

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  5. Hello mattressnerd Team.

    My name is Jason. I am the brand operator of inofia mattress. Inofia mattress has sold more than 300 million US dollars in the US market in the past two years. Our mattress combines sponge foam and spring mixing, and the price is very low. If you are interested in our products, I can send you a sample of the hybrid mattress for free, please give me an objective and fair evaluation. Please let me know if you are interested.

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  6. Hello,
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  7. Are you aware that DreamCloud is no longer selling its mattress in twin size? They are only offering twin xl, which is an extra $200 for five more inches in length. It is ridiculous and ought to be condemned on your website. Thank you.

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