The Slumber Yard is owned by Red Ventures and is comprised of certified professionals who are passionate about helping consumers improve their sleep – in front of a camera most of the time! We’re obsessed with our readers – and earning your trust, so unlike many review sites, we thoroughly test each mattress we review through a series of practical, hands-on inspections and assessments.

We write every review expecting that our closest friends and family members rely on us for their mattress and sleep product decisions, so honesty and authenticity are core principles of our inspection process.

We believe in order to give our Youtube fans and website readers the most accurate and honest analysis they need to make a purchase decision, the companies they rely on for reviews should actually possess the product rather than simply relying on specs from the manufacturer. This is what truly separates the Slumber Yard from competitors and makes us the most trusted source of sleep related reviews on the internet.

Throughout our website, you’ll find a multitude of images, videos and graphics that demonstrate how our testing process is head and shoulders above other websites you may find during your research. We appreciate your support and urge you to send us an email if you ever need help selecting your next mattress or sleep accessory.

Meet The Slumber Yard Team

  • Matt Ross

    Back Sleeper

    Hobbies: Traveling, floating and sports
    Fun Fact: Award-winning cover letter writer

  • Jeff Rizzo
    Jeff Rizzo

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Working out, sports and writing poetry
    Fun Fact: 4th grade spelling bee champion

  • Lauren Thomas

    Stomach Sleeper

    Hobbies: Hiking, scary movies, and reading
    Fun Fact: It only takes her 10 minutes to fall asleep at night

  • kenzie
    Mckenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Cooking, live music and running
    Fun Fact: Took a test for her twin sister and purposely failed it

  • Jon Gomez

    Side Sleeper

    Hobbies: Video games, working out and hiking
    Fun Fact: Collects designer shirts

  • wesley-ott
    Wesley Ott

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Movies, skiing and racquetball
    Fun Fact: Been to more countries than states

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Beer league softball, pool and ping pong
    Fun Fact: Office ping pong champion

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

    Hobbies: Listening to music, reading comics, and sleeping
    Fun Fact: Sleeps with a pink and white blanket

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Drumming, snowboarding and fly fishing
    Fun Fact: Grew up on a cattle ranch

  • jack reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Football, line dancing and smoking meats
    Fun Fact: Played defensive tackle for UNR

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Hiking, reading comics and firing off the ball
    Fun Fact: Master of the swing dance

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

    Hobbies: Movies, working out and sports
    Fun Fact: Won his high school Twinkie eating competition

  • Ryan Morrice

    Combo Sleeper

    Hobbies: Reading fantasy novels and playing board games
    Fun Fact: My last meal on earth would be pesto pasta

  • Blake Hughes

    Side Sleeper

    Hobbies: Playing guitar, hiking, cooking a newfound recipe
    Fun Fact: I have a fraternal twin sister

Our experts

Dr. Gregory Minnis chiropractor
Dr. Gregory Minnis, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Gregory Minnis is a physical therapist with an interest in orthopedic manual therapy. He graduated from the University of St. Augustine in Florida with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His work experience includes orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, neurological rehab, advanced assessment and treatment of running injuries, and advanced treatment of the pelvic complex, spine, and extremities. He loves spending time outdoors biking, skiing, and surfing.

  • Jeff Rizzo
    Jeff Rizzo
    Certified Sleep Science Coach

    Jeff Rizzo is a Certified Sleep Science Coach who has helped over 5 million people with their mattress-related questions online. Even more, he has experience testing mattresses from nearly every major bedding brand on the market today, which amounts to almost 200 mattresses. Jeff’s hobbies include running, cycling, golfing, and fishing.

  • Matt Ross
    Certified Sleep Science Coach

    Matthew Ross is a Certified Sleep Science Coach who has tested over 175 of the most popular mattresses sold online. He takes great pride in helping consumers select the right bed so they can improve the quality of their sleep. In his free time, Matt likes camping, golfing and traveling.

  • Lauren Thomas
    Certified Sleep Science Coach

    Lauren Thomas is a communications expert and long-time health nerd. She has a degree in Health Studies from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Governors University. Her current focus is creating educational consumer advocacy resources to support our readers’ sleep health. In her spare time, she loves to spend time outside with her husband and their adopted dog, Baby.

Amy Wolkin, DPT, MBA
Amy Wolkin, DPT, MBA
Physical Therapist

Dr. Amy Wolkin is a physical therapist based in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Wellesley College in 2012, she pursued dual graduate degrees at Emory University. She graduated in 2017 with her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Her clinical interests are outpatient orthopedics, women’s health, and pediatric sports medicine. She has advanced training in dry needling and pelvic floor physical therapy.

    Lauren Castiello, MS, AGNP-C
    Lauren Castiello, MS, AGNP-C
    Nurse practitioner

    Lauren is a board-certified adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. Before furthering her education and becoming an NP she worked as a registered nurse in inpatient oncology/bone marrow transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and most recently as a post-anesthesia care unit registered nurse in an outpatient surgery center. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, she worked in diabetes research at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Lauren has done NP clinical practicums focusing on the adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations in internal medicine, long-term care, and in outpatient oncology/bone marrow transplant. Lauren received a BA from Assumption University, a BSN from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and her MS in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

      Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD, MSN
      Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD, MSN
      Nurse practitioner

      Dr. Timothy Legg is board-certified as both a geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and is also a licensed psychologist. He graduated from Touro College in New York with a doctorate in health sciences research and education and from California Southern University in Irvine, CA, with a doctorate in clinical psychology. He’s currently a university professor and clinician in private practice. He’s certified in addiction counseling, public health, health education, and is also an AIDS-certified registered nurse. Tim is a vegetarian, and in his free time, he’s an avid weight lifter and jogger.