Boxed Beds – 2018 Update

Boxed Beds – 2018 Update

What Is a Boxed Bed? A boxed bed, commonly known as a bed-in-a-box or mattress-in-a-box, is a mattress which is compressed, sealed in plastic, rolled, and fitted into a box for shipping by regular package carriers such as FedEx and UPS. Since 2014, the proportion of...
Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid Mattresses

The Age of Hybrids This may be called The Age of Hybrids. “Hybrid” is a current catch word. Seed packets proclaim, “New Hybrid Variety” and “Outstanding Hybrid Blend.” People drive hybrid cars. An epidemiological viewpoint is described as “a hybridized...
How Mattresses Got Online

How Mattresses Got Online

Changing the Way Mattresses are Marketed Introduction Mattresses sold online and shipped by FedEx and UPS are popular. For young people now reaching adulthood, this is business as usual – the way things have been done. This is actually a new trend, ignited by new...
Cyber Sleep

Cyber Sleep

The Era of Smart Beds Smart Technology All around us we have smart technology. Our smart cameras have auto-focus, auto-exposure, and auto-zoom. They recognize faces and snap the shutter for a smile. We drive smart cars, talk on smart phones, and some of us live in...
Inflatable Beds for Guests

Inflatable Beds for Guests

From the Tent to the House The original air mattresses (also called “air pads’ or “sleeping pads”) had two basic uses. The first was as mattresses for camping. The second was as toppers for hospital beds to relieve or prevent pressure sores. It didn’t take long for...
On the Air with Airbeds

On the Air with Airbeds

Adjustable Airbeds for Bedrooms In 1981, Comfortaire introduced the first adjustable airbed designed for use in home bedrooms. The founder of Comfortaire left the company to found Select Comfort, which introduced the Sleep Number beds, with numbered settings and dual...
A Closer Look at Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses

A Closer Look at Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses

With a Comparison of Four Top-Rated Brands Updated 10/25/2017   Memory Foam Dominance Most boxed mattresses are memory foam or memory foam hybrids. Some have quasi memory foam – foam that performs like memory foam, or is really memory foam called by another name. As...
Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position

Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position

Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position By Dr. Rick Swartzburg, D.C. A good mattress will protect the back for the many hours that you are in bed.  A mattress that properly supports the body will also be a very important element in helping relieve stress...
The Mattress Business – from Local to Global to Digital

The Mattress Business – from Local to Global to Digital

Make Your Bed In the beginning, manufacturing mattresses was not a business. It was a home activity, a periodic chore, literally “making your bed.” Find something – anything – to put on the ground to cushion you while sleeping. It could be supple small, green branches...
More about Mattresses

More about Mattresses

History, Trends, Types, Marketing, Innovations, Etc. This blog section is about memory foam mattresses in particular (as is this site) and mattresses in general. The first two articles here are about (1) the 25th anniversary of the memory foam mattress, and (2) the...