How Much Do You Know About Junk Sleep? See How Many Points You Can Rack Up

And what you can do to get better rest.

by BDG Studios
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Junk Sleep: you might not know what it means, but you know how it feels. It’s poor sleep that leaves behind a groggy, foggy, bone-deep exhaustion that you can’t seem to shake — the kind of tired that makes you forget to turn on the coffee maker yet then wonder why it’s not working.

But don’t worry, it’s not just you: everyone is exhausted these days. Lots of things can keep you awake, from stress to kids to an overpacked schedule, but one of the biggest is that your mattress is, as the kids say, trash.

Luckily, Mattress Firm has our backs — literally! Its unique MattressMatcher™ can help you find the perfect mattress based on your preferred sleeping positions, temperature preferences, and unique sleep habits, so that you get the quality sleep you need to wake up not only on the right side of the bed, but in the right bed for you.

Take this quiz to find out how much you really know about Junk Sleep, and find out what you can do to keep it at bay:

How many hours of sleep per night is ideal for the average adult under 65?

  1. 7 to 9 hours
  2. 6 to 7 hours
  3. Sorry, dozed off for a second there. What was the question again?

When you hear the word “insomnia,” you think…

  1. I don’t know her
  2. I’ve had it once or twice
  3. IT ME!

Mattress Firm’s MattressMatcherwill help you find the perfect mattress for your specific sleep needs. How well do you think you “match” with your current mattress?

  1. We’re soulmates
  2. We’re… OK
  3. Honestly I’m looking to sleep around

What do caffeine, alcohol, and anxiety have in common?

  1. They can all interfere with your sleep
  2. They helped get me through college
  3. Not sure, but perhaps another cup of coffee will help

Sleeping on the wrong mattress is a major cause of Junk Sleep, especially if you suffer from back pain. Which type of sleeping surface best supports the low back?

  1. A firmer mattress
  2. A softer mattress
  3. The backseat of a compact car

Scientists have proven that insufficient sleep can cause many health problems beyond just tiredness. What do you think is the most serious side effect of prolonged Junk Sleep?

  1. Hypertension and heart disease
  2. Mood disorders
  3. Not getting the Wordle

According to Mattress Firm Sleep Experts®, which of the following are among the most common sleep disruptors?

  1. Body pain, snoring, and sleep apnea
  2. Night sweats, bathroom trips, and outside noise
  3. Scrolling celebrity social media accounts before bed

Most mattresses hold up for about 7-10 years before they need to be replaced. What’s the best way to tell that it’s time to upgrade your mattress?

  1. You wake up frequently in the night, or wake up with aches and pains
  2. It’s turning yellow or feeling uneven
  3. AARP Magazine starts showing up, addressed to your mattress


Mostly A’s: You’re a Junk Sleep Genius!

Congratulations — you can tell a good night’s sleep from a night of Junk Sleep. Still, chances are that unless you found your current mattress with Mattress Firm’s MattressMatcher™, you aren’t sleeping on the optimal mattress for your body. Only Mattress Firm has MattressMatcher™, which provides tailored results so you can rest — pun intended — assured that you’re getting the best sleep possible.

Mostly B’s: Houston, We Have a Junk Sleep Problem

Listen, you know what a good night’s sleep feels like, and you also know you’re not getting it as often as you should. But there’s no shame in admitting you have a Junk Sleep problem! That’s why Mattress Firm developed its MattressMatcher™ technology, so that everyone can find the specific mattress that fits their personalized sleep profile. Using factors such as desired mattress size, favored sleep positions, frequent sleep disruptors, and more, the MattressMatcher™ will find you a perfect match that will let you kick Junk Sleep to the curb for good!

Mostly C’s: You Need a New Mattress Like, Yesterday

We can’t sugar-coat this: you don’t just get Junk Sleep on the regular, you could be the Junk Sleep mascot! But don’t worry — it’s not too late to turn things around and get the best sleep of your life. With the help of Mattress Firm, you can find the best mattress for your unique sleep needs, with results calculated in less than a minute, and a personalized QR code you can take right to a Mattress Firm Sleep Expert® at your nearest store. See for yourself how good it feels to lie on a mattress selected just for you.