As we know stress affects sleep, but less has been attributed to the converse of poor sleep contributing to stress. Forty-six participants rated physical and psychological signs of stress and sleep efficiency for three weeks while sleeping in their own beds. Following baseline measures participantsâ€™ beds were replaced by new, unmarked beds and they again rated their stress and sleep efficiency. Average age of participantsâ€™ bed was 11.27 yrs. Physical and psychological signs of stress were reduced significantly (p<0.01) from pre- to post-assessments. Similarly, sleep efficiency improved significantly (p<0.01) between pre- and post-assessments. Replacing an older mattress that may have lost adequate support and comfort may result in a better nightâ€™s sleep thereby reducing stress brought on by a lack of sleep. It was suggested that a simple principal step in acquiring better sleep is to consider a new sleep surface rather than to opt for pharmaceuticals to achieve better sleep.