Laura Newcomer

Editorial Controller

Laura has been writing about sleep and other wellness topics for well over a decade. She currently serves as the Editorial Controller at Mattress Clarity, where she splits her time between researching and writing sleep news, managing Mattress Clarity’s Expert Network, and copy editing content on the site.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Geography, and she’s also a creative writing teacher and a 200-hour-, Yin-, and Buti-certified yoga teacher. These practices inform her writing, especially when it comes to relieving stress for better sleep.

To date, she’s written well over a hundred sleep-related articles and hundreds of wellness-related articles for a variety of health outlets including Prevention, Women’s Health, SELF, Daily Burn, Greatist, SilverSneakers, and many more — including, of course, Mattress Clarity. When it comes to sleep-related content, she’s covered everything from how exercising before bed impacts sleep quality, to how alcohol affects the genes related to sleep, to how sleep deprivation can impair people’s social lives. She’s especially interested in the intersection of sleep and socio-emotional wellbeing.

Prior to joining Mattress Clarity part-time, Laura served as Senior Editor at the health site Greatist, where she frequently wrote or edited content pertaining to sleep research. She also worked for several newspapers covering health-related journalism. In addition to her work at Mattress Clarity, Laura teaches yoga part-time and runs her own content strategy and copywriting business, Human Kind Copy. She’s also the founder of Alchemize Studios, where she teaches creative writing.

Laura teaches yoga part-time and runs her own content strategy and copywriting business

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About Mattress Clarity and JAKK Media

Mattress Clarity is a JAKK Media property that empowers people across the globe to enhance their sleep quality — and, in the process, to enhance their overall wellbeing. We do this by providing honest, unbiased, and reliable reviews of mattresses as well as other sleep products and accessories. While we are experts when it comes to bedding, we are also real people who don’t believe there is a universal “best mattress” out there. But we do believe there is a best mattress for everyone and it’s our goal to help you find it.

Our team also reports on the latest sleep research and provides sleep education content on a broad range of topics including sleep disorders, sleeping across different life stages, sleep trackers and apps, sleep industry news and much more. All of this is done so that our readers are empowered to get better sleep and live healthier lives.

Each one of our writers is a specialist in the area of sleep. Whether reporting on groundbreaking sleep research or offering a first-person review of a mattress or other sleep product, our team members offer honest, research-backed, clear, and down-to-earth content. While crafting our mattress, pillow, and other sleep product reviews, we spend quality time actually sleeping on or with these products with the end goal of helping our readers find the perfect night’s sleep. To further ensure the accuracy of our content, we are building an extensive Expert Network featuring sleep and wellness experts who verify the content on our site.