About 25-30 years ago, I worked the P.M. shift and slept from about 1 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Unfortunately for me, our neighbors at that time had two dogs that seemed to bark all night long. I bought a "white noise" machine which blocked out the barking and enabled me to sleep through the barking and street noise. There are many, many white noise machines on the market, but one of the best, at a really low price of under $30, is the Marpac Dohm Dome machine. This is a no frills machine with two settings-loud and low white noise. You can also adjust it by opening or closing the little holes on top by twisting the top so that you get the level of white noise that suits you. I had purchased fancier machines that had sounds like the ocean. I don't know about you, but the ocean does sound peaceful. However, that company adds seagulls quaking at intervals that I guarantee wake me up!!
For a basic, effective white noise machine that blocks out sounds so you can sleep, I recommend Marpac! I have a few white noise machines, including an old one that still works over 25 years later!
Review by AnyaLA11 months ago
We couldn’t be happier with our classic and travel models. Such an important part of our getting to sleep and staying asleep. :)
Review by Tayebali11 months ago
Great customer service. Loved the bed.
Review by Ellajo1 year ago
I bought my twin yogabed over a year ago now, and I'm still in love with it. I had back issues which is why I purchased this bed, and it helped me so much. It has always been reliable and comforting for me!
Review by Kabinga Boggia1 year ago
Have one in every bedroom! Can’t sleep without it.
Review by Juluis Rosheuvel1 year ago
Their prices are a lot more expensive now. Just attempted to order the same mattress I had before and on sale it is like 300 dollars more. Not impressed with the new owners of yoga bed.
Review by Melsinyork Boller1 year ago
Ordering simple, package arrived as promised. Fits our needs and easy to use.
Review by AnthonyPolimeni Brylling1 year ago
Perfect portable sound smachine for a great night of sleep.
Review by Elizakate1 year ago
Super comfortable and great customer service. Thanks Becky Maltman
Review by Izzybella1 year ago
So a work friend recommended this bed to me. For the price ($850/california king) and the 101 day trial my wife and I thought it was a great deal. We've never slept on a foam mattress, it did "feel" different and took some time (1-2 nights) getting used to. That said the bed is really comfortable. It yields just enough to cradle you, but not so much that you struggle moving. I sleep on my stomach/side--it has alleviated the pinching in my lower back that my last mattress was causing, and I find that I can actually sleep on my back sometimes--where before I could not.
Some people sit on the edge of the bed to put shoes on or whatever--I actually like that the side yields when I do this. Sleeping on the edge however is not an issue it supports firmly enough.
I recommend getting the pillows--they are also foam. They are a little firm, so if you're used to a down pillow this might be too jolting for you.
I find the mattress easy to make up as well, it's pliable and holds the fitted sheet better than my last mattress. You can bend a corner simply because of the composition.
The real rating comes from the customer service--these guys contacted me the day I got the mattress, and responded to every email, super friendly, super helpful, and even offered to send me a free foam mattress topper if I thought the mattress was too hard.
Give them a shot--it's worth trying out the mattress for 101 days you really have nothing to lose.
Review by Jhason Faerman1 year ago
Compact and efficient. It helped my family sleep while traveling
Review by Stepanenko1 year ago
First off, I had a great experience with their customer service when I ordered this bed in July 2016. There was a delay in shipping, and another minor snafu, and the customer service rep stayed in contact with me and gave me a small discount to make up for the inconvenience.
When I received my bed, it was pretty much love at first sight. It expanded quickly, with pretty much no foam or plastic smell, and I put the pillows into rotation as well. I had a back injury at the time, and I credit my yogabed as being instrumental to my recovery. I find the bed to be extremely helpful because it doesn’t irritate my many fibromyalgia pressure points and it allows my back to truly relax. Also I have spondylitis and some other back issues and it seems to have prevented any major flare ups which I used to get fairly regularly as I work a very physical job.
I am not a small person—I am over 200 lbs (closer to 300 in fact)—and I find this bed to be very soft once it adjusts to body temp... but not in a bad way. While being soft, it also remains supportive. I mostly sleep on my back but sometimes on my side as well and it never feels like a hammock or like I’m “bottoming out”. It is also breathable and I don’t wake up hot or sweaty.
I have stayed in hotels with supposedly good beds and most of them were just okay and many gave me terrible backaches. I couldn’t wait to get back to sleeping on my own bed! Even while staying at a fancy resort renowned for its luxury beds in August of 2016 and 2017, I was not that impressed and missed my yogabed!
My one warning to larger people... the edges do collapse and slope a bit with pressure, so if you sleep with another person (or with big dogs, lol) you may want to buy the bed in one size larger than you’re used to. When my boyfriend visits I usually end up wishing that my bed was a king size instead, just to get a bit more space side to side for us and the cats before the edges start to slope. That said, I’ve never rolled off or anything. If we end up moving in together I would like to get a king size yogabed and have this queen in the guest room.
When guests come to stay I offer them my bed and they always have enjoyed the experience as well!
I’m still using the pillows too and they do the job, though I do layer one of them with a more fluffy memory foam pillow because I have asthma and prefer to keep my head elevated just a bit.
Speaking of asthma, I LOVE how easy it is to remove the top mattress cover for cleaning. You just unzip and the top comes off, so it’s been machine washed and dried probably once every month or two with no issues at all. I spray it with Puracy enzyme stain remover to get any little spots out and it washes up good as new. I used to have an IKEA memory foam bed that looked similar to the yogabed (but not as comfy) and it was so dang hard to wash the cover... I simply dreaded removing it and putting it back on and it held onto stains like crazy! With the yogabed it’s not much more difficult than pulling off the sheets and I love having that clean, fresh, cushy cover.
I also have the yogabed foundation as well and it’s been pretty good. It was a snap to put together as a single woman. I actually moved with it in 2017 too and was really glad I could just break it down and put it in a box and then reassemble at my new place. It has started to squeak a bit on the side where I usually sleep so I may rotate it soon. (Keep in mind though that I’m pretty heavy though so a little squeaking isn’t too bad at all considering the kind of wear it gets.) Just watch your feet though because the rounded plastic legs sit close to the edge and it’s not too difficult to stub your toes on them.
Overall I’m glad I invested in the yogabed instead of going with a cheap amazon bed or similar. And I’m really glad I didn’t spend more, thinking I HAD to in order to get great rest. Sleep is SO important and I’m truly having some of the best sleep of my life right now with the yogabed.
Review by Unkonwn1 year ago
I got my mattress in a timely manner. I have only slept on it one night, but so far I have found it very comfortable. I purchased a new mattress because I had been having back pain in the mornings and my doctor's first recommendation was , "Get a new mattress." I read reviews from your company and quite a few mentioned helping with back pain. It was better this morning so I am hopeful that the new mattress from you will be the solution.
Review by Jazmone1 year ago
Have used Marpac for years for white noise machines used in an office setting. Always consistently great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Review by Cakethebake Dineage1 year ago
We love this Yogabed mattress. When we upgraded to a larger bed size we tried another brand. After two weeks or unhappiness we returned and bought the bigger Yogabed. Love it!!
Review by Drcookiemonsta1 year ago
Many varieties of white noise machines and they are all awesome.
Review by Zeppeli1 year ago
Customer service was great. They solved my problem in less than 1 hour. Definitely would recommend them.
Review by Mondonna1 year ago
The Marpac Dohm classic, made in the US, is amazing! I really enjoy the sounds that the machine makes. I also see it used for speech privacy as well. I first saw the sound sleep, which is the old one in use, and they said they liked it.
Thank you Marpac!
Review by Timinox1 year ago
I have used Marpac machines for 40 years. I have traveled the world, to 97 countries, many of them dozens of times, and I have NEVER been without one of the machines. They go with me everywhere. My children grew up with them as well. They are the only machines with the purest of white noise that is loud enough to make a difference. It is the only way to block out noise and get the perfect night's sleep. I am an attorney residing in NYC, and I say it as it is. Without any exaggeration, I could not sleep with Marpac's amazing white noise machine.
Review by Leonnora1 year ago
I've been buying sound machines from Marpac for over 30 years and love them. My one from 30 years ago still works great!
Review by Travice Carisa1 year ago
I have purchased items from MarPac for many years. Each time I am pleased to report my items come on time as promised and in great condition. The company clearly has an excellent customer oriented approach.
I wish all of my customer interactions could be as easy....
Review by Nthambeleni Landasan1 year ago
I was e-mailing a lady named Becky when I was curious about my order and she was very helpful and went above and beyond her call of duty. I was very grateful.
Review by Smash Chingang1 year ago
I had an issue with my bed that the Marpac team took very seriously, and addressed immediately. I was very happy with my bed and then noticed that there was an issue with the mattress. Upon telling them, they took immediate action, and I am eternally grateful. I will continue to recommend them 100% to my friends/family.
Review by DRoss1 year ago
Customer service is awesome. Julie is terrific and understanding. Most appreciative!