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Fitbit Tips: 12 Tricks to Get the Most Out of the Fitness Device – CNET

Fitbit is essentially synonymous with step tracking, but the company’s newer smartwatches and fitness bands are capable of more than just tracking activity. The Google-owned digital health company has packed its recent wearables with updates and features, including new metrics like a readiness score, a faster pairing process for Android devices and the ability to…

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Fitbit is essentially synonymous with step tracking, but the company’s newer smartwatches and fitness bands are capable of more than just tracking activity. The Google-owned digital health company has packed its recent wearables with updates and features, including new metrics like a readiness score, a faster pairing process for Android devices and the ability to measure stress levels on the Fitbit Sense and Charge 5.  Fitbit sells a range of different trackers and smartwatches. The $100 Inspire 2 fitness band is among the cheapest, while the $300 Sense smartwatch is at the high end. And even though Fitbit is working with Google on a Pixel Watch for later this year, Fitbit is still supporting its trackers with plans for new Fitbit devices to come. Because the software and features differ between devices, some of these tips might not work on all models. The steps listed below could also vary depending on whether you’re using an iPhone or Android device. Now playing: Watch this: Wearable tech trends in 2022: Smartwatches to smart earbuds 11:45 See the time even when the screen is offFitbit’s always-on display option (not pictured) makes it easier to see the time quickly.  Lexy Savvides/CNET Fitbit devices are designed for fitness and activity tracking, but they double as a watch. You can make it easier to see the time at a glance without having to raise your wrist or tap the screen by enabling always-on mode. As the name implies, this makes it possible for the screen to show the time even when the display is asleep. Just remember you’ll have to sacrifice a little battery life to get this benefit.The instructions for enabling this feature vary depending on which Fitbit you own. On the Charge 5 and Luxe, swipe down from the clock face, tap the Settings option, choose Display Settings and then select Always-on display.  On the Sense and Versa 3, swipe right from the clock face and tap the always-on display symbol, which looks like a clock.On the Versa 2, swipe down from the top of the screen to see your notifications. Then, swipe down again to access the control center. Tap the quick settings icon and press the always-on display icon. Choose which stats you want to see first during a workoutThe Fitbit Versa 2. Sarah Tew/CNET Exercise goals and preferences can vary depending on the person. Some people may care more about calorie burn, for example, while others prioritize heart rate. That’s why you can choose which stats you want to see during a workout on the Fitbit Sense, Versa and Ionic series. Get started by opening the watch’s Exercise app and choosing the workout you’d like to customize. From there, tap the gear icon in the top left if you own an Ionic, Versa, Versa Lite Edition or Versa 2, and select the Customize stats option. Then, choose which stats you want to see in the top, middle and bottom slots on your device.The directions are a little different for Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 owners. From the Exercise app, select the workout you’d like to customize and then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the device’s exercise settings. Under the Show stats section, you can select the top, middle and bottom options to edit the stats you’d like to see in each slot. Pair your Fitbit with Android just by holding it near your phone Lisa Eadicicco/CNET Fitbit and Google want to make setting up your new device almost effortless. Taking a page from Apple’s book, Google’s Fast Pair feature speeds up the pairing process by connecting your new Fitbit to your Android phone when the two devices are near one another. You just need to turn on your Fitbit device and make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is enabled to get started, and then you should see a prompt to download Fitbit’s app. It works on models such as the Luxe, Charge 5 and Inspire 2.Customize your exercise optionsYou can edit your exercise shortcuts on certain Fitbit devices.  Screenshot by Lisa Eadicicco/CNET We all prefer certain workouts over others, whether it’s running, spinning, yoga or just walking. Luckily, Fitbit lets you tailor the list of available workouts to your liking on certain devices. Just open the Fitbit app, tap on your profile picture and select your device. Then, tap Exercise Shortcuts to modify your Fitbit’s workout options. You can select the + Exercise Shortcut button to add a new activity type, swipe left on a workout to delete it or use the Edit button to reorder your workouts. Just note that the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 do not have a shortcuts list, but Fitbit says all workout modes are available in the exercise app for the Sense, Versa and Ionic series watches. Start an exercise with a single press on the Fitbit SenseThe Fitbit Sense. Lexy Savvides/CNET The Fitbit Sense’s exercise app is easy to access, but there are times when you may want to start a workout instantly. Customizing the Fitbit Sense’s wake button can help you do just that. Press and hold the side button, and your watch will pull up several different apps and features that can be launched by long pressing this same button. Options include the alarms app, weather, Spotify, your voice assistant of choice and more. Scroll down until you see Exercise, and select the workout mode you’d like to launch when long pressing the side button. If you don’t want to choose a specific workout, you can also choose to have the exercise app open when the side button is long pressed.Additionally, you can customize the side button’s long press actions through the Fitbit Sense’s settings menu. Swipe over to the Sense’s app screen and tap the Settings icon. Choose Shortcuts, and then select the Press & Hold option. From there, tap Exercise and choose the activity you’d like to launch when long pressing the wake button. Find your lost Fitbit Inspire 2 with the Tile appThe Fitbit Inspire 2 now works with Tile. Fitbit Smaller fitness trackers such as the Inspire 2 can be easy to lose or misplace. That’s why Fitbit has partnered with Tile to build its Bluetooth location-tracking service directly into the Inspire 2. You’ll have to download Tile’s app and make sure your fitness band’s software is up to date before using it. But once it’s set up and registered in the Tile app, you’ll be able to ring your Inspire 2 if it’s within Bluetooth range or see its last location on a map. Use your Fitbit to find your phoneThe Sense smartwatch supports Fitbit’s Find My Phone feature.  Lexy Savvides/CNET We’ve all been there; maybe you left your phone in your jacket, or perhaps it slipped in between the couch cushions. That’s where Fitbit’s Find My Phone app comes in handy. Just open the app on your watch and your Fitbit will prompt your phone to ring and vibrate until it’s found. The Fitbit app must be running on your phone for this feature to work, and it’s available on the Fitbit Sense, Versa 2 and Versa 3. Pay for Starbucks from your wrist Lisa Eadicicco/CNET The Starbucks Card app lets you add your Starbucks gift card or rewards program number to your Fitbit smartwatch so that you can pay without having to reach for your wallet or phone. You can install the Starbucks Card app on your Fitbit through the Fitbit mobile app, but keep in mind that it’s only available for the company’s smartwatches including the Sense, Versa lineup and older Ionic watch, according to the app listing.Fitbit also has its own contactless payments system called Fitbit Pay that lets you store your credit card on your wrist. It works with contactless card readers similar to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay. Have Fitbit tell you if you should hit the gym or take it easyFitbit’s Daily Readiness Score tells you when it’s time to exercise or rest and recover. It’s exclusive to Fitbit Premium subscribers.  Google Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether it’s time to push yourself or take a rest day. Fitbit is trying to help with its Daily Readiness Score feature, which rolled out in November and is similar to the Oura ring’s Readiness Score. Fitbit issues a score based on factors like your recent sleeping habits, heart-rate variability and activity that indicates whether you should exercise or prioritize recovery. It works on the Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2, Charge 5, Luxe and Inspire 2, but it’s only available for Premium subscribers and must be enabled in the Fitbit app. You also have to wear your device for at least four days, including overnight. Adjust your stride length to make step counting more accurate Screenshot by Lisa Eadicicco/CNET Fitbit automatically calculates your stride length after you track a run with GPS. But you can also measure your own stride length and add it to the app manually. To do so, Fitbit suggests counting your steps as you walk or run at a location where you can easily tell the distance, such as a track. You should also travel at least 20 steps when measuring your stride, according to Fitbit. Then, divide the distance traveled in yards or meters by the number of steps. Once you’ve measured your stride length, open the Fitbit app and tap on your profile picture in the top right corner. Under Settings, choose Activity & Wellness and tap Exercise. Tap Stride Length and enter your measurements.Listen to your exercise stats during a workout  Screenshot by Lisa Eadicicco/CNET Fitness trackers make it easier to see exercise statistics at a glance, but it’s not always feasible or comfortable to look down at your wrist during a workout. That’s why Fitbit’s app can dictate certain metrics audibly, such as distance, time, average pace, split pace and calories burned. You can choose which of these stats you’d want to hear during your workout, and also customize the frequency of alerts by distance or time. Open the Fitbit iPhone app, tap your profile picture and scroll down to the Activity & Wellness category under Settings. Tap Exercise and scroll down to see the Play During Exercise option, which can be found underneath the list of auto recognized exercises. If you’re using the Android app, tap the exercise tile in the Today feed and press the stopwatch icon in the top right corner. Then, toggle the switch next to Use voice cues to enable or disable this option.Turn off those reminders to move  Screenshot by Lisa Eadicicco/CNET We can all probably use a reminder to get up and move around for a bit, especially when working from home. But those little nudges may not be helpful for everyone, and some might find them annoying. To turn move reminders on or off, open the Fitbit app on your phone and tap your photo in the top left corner. Choose your Fitbit device from the list, and scroll down to the Reminders to Move option. From here, you can turn reminders on or off completely, or set them for certain time windows or days of the week. 

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Thirsty Suitors: Battle Your Exes in This Colorful, Dynamic Action Game – CNET

Thirsty Suitors is a stylish story-driven action title that puts a new spin on relationships, family pressures, culture and self-expression — all in the framework of a turn-based fighting game.Coming to PC via Steam, the game has you playing as Jala Jayratnae, a young woman who’s come back home for her sister’s wedding. Jala’s exes…

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Thirsty Suitors is a stylish story-driven action title that puts a new spin on relationships, family pressures, culture and self-expression — all in the framework of a turn-based fighting game.Coming to PC via Steam, the game has you playing as Jala Jayratnae, a young woman who’s come back home for her sister’s wedding. Jala’s exes get wind that the notorious heartbreaker is back in town and confrontations abound. Jala suddenly finds herself face-to-face with broken friendships, broken hearts, the demands of her parents, and perhaps the biggest question of all: What kind of person does Jala want to be? Ahead of the release, I got to see a preview of the game. It’s from Chandana Ekanayake, the creative director for indie, minority-led studio Outerloop Games. Skateboarding is your main method of transportation in the game. Outerloop In terms of gameplay, Thirsty Suitors presents this story in a fresh way by mixing elements of role-playing games and dating sims with exciting turn-based combat. You begin by determining your in-game stats via the sort of short quiz you might encounter in a teen romance magazine. This is also where players get familiar with Jala’s skateboard, her main method of transportation. Along the way, Jala and her sister Aruni (presented as the game’s narrator and Jala’s inner voice) banter with razor sharp, witty dialogue that smartly delivers exposition without feeling like an information dump.  Jala has barely arrived in town when she faces her first battle, with Sergio, her boyfriend from third grade. The confrontation is hilariously creative and dynamic, with options to flirt with Sergio or spurn his advances, ways to use his “thirst” against him with Quick-Time Events, and more. With every battle, Jala can level up and earn rewards.Check out the trailer here: This might be reminiscent of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but Thirsty Suitors is far from a knockoff. In Jala’s battle with Sergio, vulnerabilities and honesty start seeping through his macho persona, and the player sees him as a person instead of a stereotype. In addition, Thirsty Suitors puts a spotlight on consent and emotional maturity. The exes all respect Jala’s rejection, and not every ex wants to rekindle the romance. Thirsty Suitors examines relatable issues through a unique, often overlooked perspective: Jala is a queer woman of South Asian descent. This carefully considered perspective lines up with Outloop Games’ mission to tell stories of underrepresented cultures and themes. According to Ekanayake, many parts of the game are based on the team’s personal experiences. Ekanayake, who came to the US from Sri Lanka, said he hadn’t seen many positive characters representing South Asia.”Usually I was one of — or sometimes the only one — of a few minorities on a team,” Ekanayake said of his two and a half decades in the video game industry. “Over the years, I’ve wanted to see more stories that represent myself and other minorities.” Jala’s relationship with her parents might be strained, but her mom is always ready to step in during an ex battle. Outerloop Ekanayake said that sharing immigrant stories, like his own parents’ journey to the US, is important to him. Now as a parent himself, Ekanayake said he has a better understanding of the sacrifice his parents made for their children. Family seems to be a big theme in Thirsty Suitors. For instance, during Jala’s battle with Sergio, she summons a giant specter of her mother, who deals Sergio a mighty blow with her shoe. Jala’s relationship with her parents is strained, and players learn this when she second-guesses calling her folks to ask for a ride home. In addition to reconciling with her former flames, Jala must try to repair her familial relationships. This is done through action-packed cooking segments similar to how the ex battles play out. If you’re not fighting your exes, you’re doing battle in the kitchen with your family. Outerloop Like the battles with her exes, the cooking segments look like they’ll also be a bit over the top. Juxtaposing these funny, hyperbolic situations with serious issues of generational trauma, heartbreak, love and reconciliation makes Thirsty Suitors feel like something new. “Even in dire situations, humans survive because they find moments of connectedness or humor, and I feel like there’s a place [for that] in games,” Ekanayake said.Thirsty Suitors doesn’t present answers with clear-cut rights and wrongs, nor will players find any outright bad guys. You’ll merely encounter characters who’ve made mistakes and who try to figure out what comes next.

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Sims 4 Werewolves Game Pack Launches June 16: Everything to Know – CNET

The Sims 4 Werewolves, the new game pack from Electronic Arts and Maxis, launches June 16 for Steam, Origin, PlayStation and Xbox. The new pack will introduce players to the world of Moonwood Mill and the ability to turn into a werewolf. Ahead of launch, developers held a preview demo of the pack, which will add…

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The Sims 4 Werewolves, the new game pack from Electronic Arts and Maxis, launches June 16 for Steam, Origin, PlayStation and Xbox. The new pack will introduce players to the world of Moonwood Mill and the ability to turn into a werewolf. Ahead of launch, developers held a preview demo of the pack, which will add a new level to established supernatural gameplay. Expanding on the game packs that introduced spellcasters, vampires, aliens and ghosts, Sims 4 Werewolves lets you explore lycanthrope life. Here’s what players can look forward to in the pack.Welcome to Moonwood Mill The Sims 4 Werewolves includes a brand new world: Moonwood Mill. Werewolf Sims have made this abandoned factory and logging town bordered by untamed wilderness their home. The new world felt like a mix of Granite Falls (Outdoor Retreat), Forgotten Hollow (Vampires) and Evergreen Harbor (Eco Lifestyle). The new world houses two werewolf packs and a few new lots, three of which were designed by Sims YouTuber James Turner. Moonwood Mill will also feature new story items like the Moonpetal Flower at Howling Point, the elusive Luna Fish in Lake Lunvik, sparring pits, entrances for adventure moments and underground tunnels. And where would werewolves be without the moon? The new game pack features moon phases that will impact werewolf Sims. Previously in-game nights only displayed full moons, but now players can tell what part of the lunar cycle they’re currently in (similar to monitoring your eco-footprint or the season in other packs). Your werewolf Sim may have increased skills and mood changes during certain moon phases. The new game pack will include new Create A Sim options, build items and storytelling options. EA The pack also includes new build and buy items like a mossy roof, claw mark wall decals, industrial style furniture and a smaller telescope (which unlocks a new meteor-related death for Sims). I love creating rundown builds or fixer-uppers when playing The Sims 4, and these new items have already given me dozens of ideas. Werewolf 101Moonwood Mill is home to two werewolf packs that your Sim can try to join: the traditional Moonwood Collective and the scrappy Wildfangs. Sims can join a pack by completing trials, which are available by interacting with the group’s pack leader. Trials include showing off your howling skills, sparring, presenting the pack leader with a gift and more. Once your Sim is in the pack, they must maintain the pack’s values to remain in good standing. The game leaves a lot of room for your own storytelling: Blend in with the pack, overthrow the Alpha or live as a lone wolf? You won’t be able to start your own pack, but you can create a werewolf club with the Get Together pack.Like occult Sims in the Vampires game pack and Realm of Magic, the Werewolves pack requires your Sim to level up. Being a werewolf includes a skill tree that your Sim can advance through with ability points, unlocking qualities like marking their territory, the ability to travel faster by digging tunnels or napping anywhere.Will you join the Moonwood Collective, the Wildfangs, or strike out on your own?  EA The pack also includes at least one new aspiration — Wildfang Renegade, which would apply for Sims who want to join that pack. It’s likely there’s a corresponding aspiration for the Moonwood Collective. Like the globe of magical charge for spellcasters, werewolves have a unique needs panel. In addition to a wolfish appetite, you’ll need to monitor your Sim’s fury orb. If your fury orb fills up, it may trigger an uncontrolled transformation and rampage. Controlled transformations is a skill that must be mastered.And, yes… you can woohoo as a werewolf. The pack includes a new werewolf-specific romance option called Fated Mates. According to the developers, teens and older werewolves can find a Fated Mate in another werewolf. Once two Sims are Fated Mates, the pair get increased romantic relationship loot gains, special sentiments and their relationship cannot decay. In addition, if they romantically interact with a Sim that’s not their Fated Mate, they might get a tense moodlet. Designing your Sim’s werewolf formYour Sim’s werewolf form is highly customizable.  EA Like vampires, you can link or unlink your Sim’s werewolf form to their human form. You can customize almost every aspect of your Sim’s wolf form in Create-A-Sim. Choose how your wolf’s howl sounds and the wolf pelt has tons of customization options. Also body scars are now available for the first time.You can choose the coat color and pattern manually or scroll through premade pelt swatches. This aspect works a bit like the Cats and Dogs expansion pack. Keep your wolf form traditional or get creative with Paint Mode, manual drawings, stamps and stencils. The pack comes with some new eclectic grunge outfits that your Sim — werewolf or human — can wear as well. Though, if you keep your Sim in werewolf form, other Sims might have a frightful reaction to you. There’s also a very cute new wolf-onesie for toddlers. Check out the trailer here: 

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Best Twin Mattress in 2022 – CNET

In this article Product details​How we test​Frequently asked questions​More products and sleep advice​ If you’re shopping for a twin mattress, you can skip the time-consuming visit to the mattress store and buy online. Whether you prefer a foam, innerspring or hybrid mattress, there are plenty of great options available in twin size. The best way…

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In this article Product details​How we test​Frequently asked questions​More products and sleep advice​ If you’re shopping for a twin mattress, you can skip the time-consuming visit to the mattress store and buy online. Whether you prefer a foam, innerspring or hybrid mattress, there are plenty of great options available in twin size. The best way to decide which to get is to assess your sleeping position. Whether you’re a stomach sleeper, side sleeper or back sleeper, there are great twin mattress options for you. Other factors to consider include whether you sleep hot or cold, whether you require a certain firmness level and whether you need an adjustable base. Do you have a single bed frame or do you need two mattresses for a bunk bed? Will a box spring be necessary? That’s where we come in.A lot of folks think you need a queen or king mattress to be truly comfortable, but you can save money and space by opting for a twin-size bed. In fact, as we’ve been researching mattresses, we’ve learned that some of our favorite picks also come in a twin mattress size. These beds are great for people who live in smaller homes or apartments, want a new bed for their child or their child’s dorm room or people with an extra guest bedroom. Whatever your reason for wanting a twin, we’re here to help you upgrade to a new bed. Whether you’re looking for a soft mattress with a comfort layer or a firm mattress for added support, we’ve got some guidance for you as you pick the best twin-size mattress.Read more: Best Cooling Mattress for Hot Sleepers in 2022 Lindsay Boyers/CNET Type: Memory foam mattress Firmness: 5 or medium Trial: 365 nights Warranty: Forever warranty Price (twin): $1,273The Nectar Premier mattress is the replacement for their discontinued Nectar Lush bed. While these foam mattresses are a little different from the Lush model in terms of plushness, we still think it’s a comfortable memory foam mattress suited for a wide range of sleeper types and a strong contender for our best twin size mattress list.  This Nectar mattress is 13 inches thick and this mattress type is entirely made of foam. All of the brand’s beds have a dense memory foam feel, and we weren’t surprised to see this model is no different. When you lay down on the mattress, it’ll take a few seconds for the foam to mold to your body shape. Once it does, you can feel the bed gently hug your pressure points and it provides a really nice relief to your joints. It comes topped with a nice, poly-blend cooling cover, but there isn’t a noticeable cooling sensation when you lay down. Most people, unless you sleep hot, will think it’s more temperature neutral. Read more for our full Nectar Premier review.  NOTE: The US Product Safety Commission recently issued a recall for Nectar Premier king and queen-sized mattresses manufactured on 9/24/21. Look for a model number CHILL and Prototype ID:ECS2003RHCH on a tag on the bottom of your mattress to find out if yours has been recalled. We have reached out to Nectar for comment and will update the story if they respond.  Lindsay Boyers/CNET Our rating: 8.5/10 Type: Poly foam hybrid mattress Firmness: 5 or medium Trial: 100 nights  Warranty: 10-year limited warranty Price (twin XL): $1,899Another luxury hotel-worthy option, the Leesa Legend twin mattress was soft, inviting and had just the right amount of bounce (without being too bouncy). I’d rate the firmness around a 4 out of 10, or in between medium to medium-soft. It’s plush, pressure-relieving and a great option for those who sleep on their side. The twin bed mattress has four layers — two layers of springs and two layers of memory foam. The combo provided exceptional body contouring, especially when I was lying on my back. I felt like I was comfortably settling into the twin size mattress, while still feeling supported and aligned. The organic cotton and wool cover, which is made from recycled water bottles, provided an additional layer of comfort that took it up a notch from the typical memory foam mattress. It felt more like a , but without the bulky top layer. And it had minimal motion transfer and top-notch edge-to-edge support, so even if you migrate toward the edge of the twin bed, you’ll feel comfortable and supported. Read more in our Leesa Legend mattress review.  Lindsay Boyers/CNET Type: Memory foam  Firmness: Medium-firm or 7 Trial: 100 nights  Warranty: 20-year warranty Price (twin): $1,049I think the Amerisleep AS2 is the best twin mattress for stomach sleepers, back sleepers and people who suffer back pain. It has a medium-firm profile around a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, which offers a good ratio of spinal support and pressure relief. Instead of traditional memory foam, it’s made of Bio-Pur — a proprietary type of memory foam that’s more responsive to movement and body weight. It’s also more airy and breathable. These two things pretty much solve all my qualms with a twin memory foam mattress. Even when I moved around during my sleep, I never felt like I got stuck in the mattress. I could adjust positions and the AS2 responded quickly, which meant I felt comfortable, but also properly supported so I woke up (and slept) pain-free. I also felt cool all night long, even with a thick down comforter and a microfiber throw on top, so I slept comfortably through the night. If you want extra support and durability, you can also opt for the AS2 hybrid mattress. Read more at our full Amerisleep mattress review.  Lindsay Boyers/CNET Type: Memory foam hybrid mattress Firmness: 5 or medium Trial: 101 nights  Warranty: 25-year limited warranty Price (twin): $1,795 If the heat-trapping of traditional memory foam has steered you away from this mattress type in the past, the Ghostbed Flex Hybrid will open a whole new world for you. This twin bed mattress is constructed of seven layers — gel-infused memory foam, a high-density support layer, a bounce layer, and individually wrapped coils — that are wrapped in a cooling cover that has specialized fibers designed to disperse heat and improve airflow. And that’s not just some fancy lingo. The gel memory foam hybrid mattress really did feel cool to the touch and felt light and fresh every time I got it in. It also gave that sought-after zero-gravity vibe, which was definitely welcome after a long day of sitting hunched over the computer. I could feel my body relax and I woke up feeling completely refreshed and pain-free every morning. Read more in our GhostBed Flex mattress review.  Lindsay Boyers/CNET Type: Poly foam hybrid mattress Firmness: 5 or medium Trial: 100 nights  Warranty: 15-year limited warranty Price (twin): $1,199The Helix Midnight Luxe is the perfect “I can’t decide which mattress to buy” mattress. It falls right in the middle of the mattress firmness level scale — it’s firmness level rated a four to seven out of 10 — so it’s designed to please any type of sleeper. The mattress is constructed of a layered combination of high-density memory foam, gel visco and pocketed coil layers that provide equal parts comfort and support. The Helix Midnight Luxe twin bed mattress really shone when it came to lumbar support. It immediately took the pressure off my back and provided much needed relief from the aches and pains that are inevitable when sitting at the computer all day. While this mattress had a little more motion transfer than the Nectar Premier or Leesa Legend, it still did a great job of absorbing movement when I shifted positions. Read more at our full Helix mattress review.  Brooklyn Bedding Type: Hybrid mattress  Firmness: 3 firmness levels | Soft: 1-2 or soft | Medium: 3 or medium-soft | Firm: Medium-firm Trial: 120 nights  Warranty: 10-year limited warranty Price (twin): $699Some people only want a twin mattress for a guest room or their youngin’ who will eventually grow out of their small mattress and desire an upgrade. If that’s the case, you may not want to spend over $1,000 on a new bed. Brooklyn Bedding Signature is a hybrid mattress that offers a comfortable and supportive sleeping space at the same cost, or less than bed-in-a-box mattresses made of foam. In other words, it’s going to be more durable and supportive than all-foam mattress competitors, but you won’t have to spend extra for it. Brooklyn Bedding Signature has four layers including almost 1,000 pocketed coils and comfortable responsive foam. It has three different firmness options, but the medium is soft without being too plush and it’s perfect for side sleepers. The firm model will be most fitting for people who are primarily back or stomach sleepers.  Brooklyn Bedding Signature is also suitable for a wide range of body types from petite to plus-size, so it’s a very accommodating mattress that can appeal to anyone who comes to visit. Read more in our Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress review.  How we testCNET editors pick the products and services we write about based on editorial merit. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Read more on how we test mattresses.Frequently asked questions How much should a good twin mattress cost? A good twin mattress should cost around $600 if you’re looking for a basic option. For budget options, you can find a twin mattress around the $250 range or less, while premium twin mattresses can run for $1,000 or more.  What are the dimensions of a twin mattress? A twin size mattress measures out to 38 inches wide and 75 inches long. Or, 3.25 feet wide by 6.25 feet long. Do two twin mattresses make a king? No, but two twin XL mattresses will make a split king bed. Twin XL mattresses are 6 inches longer than a standard twin, and the same length as a king mattress.  More for sweet dreamsBest Full Mattresses in 2022Best Mattresses in a Box for 2022Best Weighted Blanket for 2022Best Mattress for 2022Best Air Mattress for 2022Best Memory Foam Mattress of 2022Best Mattress Toppers for 2022Best Cooling Mattress for Hot and Sweaty Sleepers The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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