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...
A Quarter Century of Memory Foam Mattresses

A Quarter Century of Memory Foam Mattresses

2016 marks a quarter century since memory foam mattresses were introduced into the bedding market. It did not take long for this new innovation to change the mattress industry. Now specialty sleep mattresses (those without metal coils) command a large share of the...
Memory Foam and the Boxable Beds Trend

Memory Foam and the Boxable Beds Trend

What role does memory foam play in the current trend of boxable beds sold online and shipped by common commercial delivery services such as UPS and FedEx? What is the boxable beds trend? The current trend in the bedding industry is the manufacturing and delivery of...