We don't blog very often, because quite frankly who wants to sit around reading blogs from mattress companies?
However, we are blogging today about an important issue and an improvement we made to our website thanks to an email from a member of the public.
Without making a conscious decision to promote our products this way, we had setup our website homepage using only images of women. The women were featured on a bed of course, so were logically dressed in suitable, casual nightwear.
A member of the public visiting our site pointed this gender inequality out to us, and we realised that this was not a suitable way to advertise our brand and products. We had selected the images based on the format and colours and how well they fit the homepage.
Now we are glad to say we have changed the images and have a balanced use of images featuring couples and a family - and the website looks better for it!
Our thanks go out to Mandy who emailed us about this issue. We will be more conscious of our images choices in future!
All the best,
The Team at Nytex
Earlier in October there was a foam shortage in the UK that affected our lead times, but we are pleased to announce that foam production has now returned to normal.
As of today Oct 25th we are now back to 1-2 day delivery times.
Thanks go to all of our recent customers for their patience!
We often get asked about our new Reactive Fresh cover material as used on the Nytex Life Mattress and the Nytex Hybrid Mattress.
The Reactive Fresh covers utilise two types of technology, one we call Reactive and one we call Fresh.
The Reactive technology actively works to wick away moisture from the mattress which aids in keeping you cool and dry on warm nights.
The Fresh technology is an anti-microbial technology which fights bacteria and odours while inhibiting dust-mites.
Both technologies are inherently built into the material so remain active even after the conveniently removable covers are washed.
Whether you choose the Nytex Life memory foam mattress, or the Nytex memory foam and pocket spring Hybrid mattress, you will feel the added benefits of these advanced cover materials in improving your sleep environment.
The Nytex Hybrid has a 5 star rating on Amazon (from verified, independent reviews) and we're very proud of it, so we thought we would share some:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By MyKeyReviews, TOP 500 REVIEWER! on 11 May 2017
I was very relieved to see the mattress arrived vacuum packed in a compact size, this allowed for easy transportation in the back of the car.
When I got back home, all I had to do was simply unpack it and leave it to air out for a couple of hours so it could regain its size.
I am used to the generic spring styled mattress and have never gone for something like a memory foam before, so this experience was very new to me.
Initially I wasn't too sure about the mattress as it doesn't have that immediate softness or bounce, though shortly after, you start to "melt" in it. This is definitely the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on to date.
I've been using this mattress for the last week and every single night has been extremely pleasant with me waking up with no aches whatsoever; something that may have been caused by the springs in the mattress beforehand.
Based on my experience, I couldn't recommend this enough.
We heard this a lot last year:
"I like the comfort of memory foam, but I like the bounce of springs. Why doesn't Nytex make a hybrid mattress?"
So now we do! It's called (rather predictably) the Nytex Hybrid mattress and it combines top quality memory foam - 50KG/m³ density - with 1000 individual pocket springs (equivalent to a 150cm King Size).
This type of hybrid mattress is also called a foam-spring combination mattress, and we think it's rather good. It comes with our usual free trial with free returns, so why not give it a try?
As a mattress company it would be easy for us to go overboard talking about the health benefits of sleep, but we wanted to share a link to this specific article which cites a recent study by the University of Glasgow.
"Sleeping too much or too little can increase the likelihood of becoming obese, researchers have discovered.
The study found abnormal sleeping patterns increased the risk of being overweight for those genetically predisposed to obesity.
The effect was seen regardless of diet, health or socio-demographic group."
Read the full article on the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39127601
Rounding out a great year with a wonderful, independent review for the Nytex Core Memory Foam Mattress.
Happy New Year!
With the changing political landscape in America and a new President on the way, the forecast for the environment looks dim. We think it's never been more important than right now for private companies and individuals to take action to protect the environment.
From day one we have offset over 6KG of carbon for every mattress we've sold, and in co-operation with the World Land Trust we have pledged to offset over 33 tonnes of carbon by July 2017.
We are proving that ethical consumer choices don't have to be expensive ones.
Someone recently asked us a great question on Facebook: “What makes your memory foam mattresses different from all the other memory foam mattresses out there?”
We love this question. It has inspired us to write a series of comparison posts for our blog, reviewing other memory foam mattresses against our Nytex ranges. Of course our purely sbjective opinion might be biased, but facts are facts and specs are specs and that is what we are comparing in this post.
Nytex Memory Foam vs Silentnight
Here are two products with links to Amazon. The pricing on Amazon might change over time we will periodically check and post the price below.
Date last checked: 19 April 2017
Nytex Life Memory Foam Mattress, Double - Free Delivery - £219
Nytex is cheaper than Silentnight on Amazon today, but they are very close so we will call it a draw.
Nytex Memory Foam 0 - 0 Silentnight
Moving on, let’s compare and review the memory foam specification. Both the Nytex mattress and the Silentnight 7 zone are 20cm deep, but what about the all important memory foam layer?
Memory Foam Comparison:
Nytex Life Mattress – 50KG/m³ memory foam, ergonomically contoured up to 60mm thick.
Silentnight 7-Zone Mattress – Specification not listed.
Hmm. Looks like we can’t compare the memory foam specification because it’s not listed on the Silentnight mattress. I wonder if they don’t think these details are important, or if they don’t really want you to look to closely into the specification?
I think we can award ourselves the point for this comparison.
Nytex Memory Foam 1 - 0 Silentnight
Returns Policy Comparison:
Nytex Life Mattress – 30 Night Risk-Free Trial on Amazon (60 nights on our website).
Silentnight 7-Zone Mattress – Standard Returns Policy
The Nytex Trial is simple. You buy, you try, and if you don’t like it we collect the item (free of charge) and refund you in full.
Things are so simple for the Silentnight mattress. Amazon’s standard return policy specifies that goods must be returned in original condition. Unfortunately the mattresses are compressed and rolled up for delivery, so does original condition mean if you open it you can't return it?
You’re statutory consumer rights allow you to inspect any item bought online as you would in a shop, so you can open the packaging to take a look at it and try it. The problem is if you actually use the item even for one night, then you void your right to cancel as this right only applies to ‘unused’ items.
Lastly if you do inspect the item and want to return it here’s the kicker – you will have to pay the hefty return costs for shipping a full-size double mattress back to Amazon (good luck trying to roll it back up).
Nytex Memory Foam 2 - 0 Silentnight
One last point for review which we think is important to consider in these economic times, which is the country of manufacture.
Country of Origin:
Nytex Life Mattress - Made in the UK
Silentnight 7-Zone Mattress – Not specified
I wonder again, did someone forget to include this information or do they not want to draw your attention to where the mattress is being made?
Surely if the mattress was made in the UK they would proudly declare this? Hmm.
Nytex Memory Foam 3 - 0 Silentnight
In summary it seems that when comparing the Nytex Life range to the Silentnight mattress, you end up drawing a few blanks because information is missing or omitted from the Silentnight mattress listings.
By comparison the Nytex mattress listings offers clarity, so you do buy based on having information about the product? Or do you buy the famous brand name?
We think our values are represented in our products because we list them clearly with all the relevant specification details, we give all customers risk-free trial to try the product for themselves, and all of our products are proudly made in the UK. We also offset over 6KG of carbon for every mattress we make by donating to the Carbon Balanced programme from The World Land Trust. To date we have offset over 33 tonnes of carbon.
We invite you to review the information mattresses on Amazon yourself and draw your own conclusions, and to share any thoughts or comments with us on Facebook.
Nytex Memory Foam® is a registered trademark of Dare To Do Better Ltd
We have been recognised as an official supporter of the World Land Trust!
For every mattress we sell, we offset over 6KG of carbon by donating to the World Land Trust through their Carbon Balanced Programme which protects and restores wildlife habitats in the tropics.
Within the next 12 months, we have pledged to offset over 33 tons of CO₂.
We believe in responsible business and offering more ethical choices for customers.
Thanks to all our customers who have contributed by making a great choice of purchase.