Welcome To The New Version Of Sleepopolis!

I’m Logan, Welcome!

UPDATE: We refinanced the previous loan (detailed below) in September 2019 with a traditional bank. We look forward to continuing to bring you great mattress reviews, best mattress picks, sleep information articles, and loads of other great content.

Hello! I’m Logan and I’d like to personally welcome you to the brand new version of Sleepopolis.

Here’s what’s up… On July 25th, 2017 our company acquired sleepopolis.com (including Sleepopolis.co.uk). To ensure there’s no confusion, Derek Hales and Samantha Hales are no longer associated with sleepopolis.com. My team and I will be picking up where they left off. While we’ll be taking the site in a new direction, I want to say that I believe they did an amazing job at creating interesting and in-depth sleep-related content that helped push the sleep/mattress industry forward.

So, what do we have in store for Sleepopolis? While we’re still putting the finishing touches on our plan, here’s a bit of what you can expect in the future…

  • More comprehensive reviews
  • Video reviews with systematic tests that show empirical/objective data
  • A full Sleepopolis team dedicated to bringing you the highest quality sleep and mattress content on the web
  • More giveaways!

Our number one goal in moving forward with this site is transparency. We want to make sure that you, as the consumer, are aware of how this new version of Sleepopolis will be operated. In an effort to start things off on the right foot, I want to share that the Casper mattress company provided a subsidiary of JAKK Media (our company) with a loan to acquire this site. Though Casper provided debt financing, we are owned entirely independently of Casper and editorial content is completely in our hands.

Another thing to note, in an effort to be as transparent as possible, sleepopolis.com is owned by a subsidiary of JAKK Media. JAKK Media also owns MattressClarity.com, SlumberSage.com (among other non-sleep related web properties). These two sites will remain separate and their reviews will be conducted completely independently. Why are we keeping them separate? We believe that people looking for the right mattress should be subjected to a wide array of different reviews before making their purchasing decision. If you spend time on both sites, you’ll notice they may cover the same content but in extensively different ways.

We have a passion for a getting a great nights sleep and creating content to help others do the same. We have some really cool things planned and we can’t wait to share them with you :-).



Note – this was updated because the previous “new” editor is no longer with the company. Sorry for the confusion, hopefully the site can help you have less “turnover” than the mattress review world! (Yes, plenty more mattress jokes to come)

Logan Block

Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole.

13 thoughts on “Welcome To The New Version Of Sleepopolis!”

  1. Thanks for the update. Change can be good and exciting.

    Derek Hales’ reviews helped me make a decision of what mattress could be best for me. His reviews also introduced me to metrics and stats about mattresses that I wouldn’t have known to look for, and I ultimately purchased a mattress from a company I hadn’t heard of as a result of his reviews. Now a year later, I am still very happy with that purchase! I learned a lot and felt confident directing my friends and family to Sleepopolis because, to me, the reviews felt very unbiased and full of useful information.

    You mentioned transparency as a driving force value add to the ‘new’ Sleepopolis, and that’s wonderful. Most everyone appreciates transparency. To that end, could you provide us, the public consumers of your new site and fans of Derek Hales’ original site, with an understanding of Sleepopolis’s relationship to Casper? Given what we’ve read about the law suits Casper filed on independent mattress review sites like the original Sleepopolis, I am concerned that the new Sleepopolis may not be unbiased if it is financially supported by a mattress company. I am willing to give your site my trust and confidence and to continue referring my friends to the site if you make the Casper/Sleepopolis relationship more clear and ‘transparent’.

    P.S. If this comment is allowed to stay up on your site that would be an encouraging sign of the ‘new’ Sleepopolis’ honest commitment to ‘transparency.’

    Many thanks.

    Monica W.

  2. I am a bit skeptical of your partiality since Casper sued, then financed, your buyout of Sleepopolis. How can you be completely objective regarding your financiers?

  3. My 82 year old husband suffers with degenerative arthritis and has no disc in 5 vertebrae. He moves around a lot during the night trying to find relief. He’s currently on an adjustable Tempur Pedic and it is too firm. I’m looking into the Zenhaven for him to offer him a change from memory foam.

    Any thoughts?

    • Hi Carolyn,

      Generally latex has more bounce, which makes it easier to move around on in the night compared to memory foam. Tempur-pedic has a variety of firmness options, so I’m not sure exactly where Zenhaven would compare in terms of just firmness – but worth exploring I think if he is very uncomfortable.

      Please let me know if you have any more questions, thanks!

      – Sleepopolis

  4. A suggestion…it might be nice to know when the review dates change. Would it be possible to add a review date to the reviews?

  5. Hi! Any plans to review the Zaahn mattress?

    My hubby is exclusively a side sleeper and I am mostly a back sleeper but always start off on my side. Hubby likes a medium mattress it’s a pillow top-feel and I prefer a firm mattress. Talk about differing needs! The Zaahn mattress seems to offer us a viable alternative but I haven’t read many reviews that aren’t on Zaahn.com.

    • Hey Sharon! Thanks for reaching out. We’ll get in touch with Zaahn soon and see what we can do :-).

  6. Sleepopolis,

    Congratulations on the acquisition. I am interested in having you and your team try out and review our positional therapy pillows. Our unique design is truly amazing. I would like to schedule a call so you can try it out.


    Bill Barth

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