The Mattress Business – from Local to Global to Digital

Mattresses from local to digital

Beginning with making your own bed with whatever was at hand, then local and national manufacturers of increasingly sophisticated mattresses, we have moved to national and global bedding markets. Now we can stay at home, select our new mattress from any of several types and brands, and have them delivered right to our door in a box we can carry or drag to the bedroom to open and expand. Wherever we go from here, it will not be the same as our ancestors – or even our parents – put a bed in the house.

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Comfortaire

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The Original Adjustable Air Bed for Home Use Why air support is needed (Comfortaire illustration) The Company Comfortaire was established in 1980 by Bob Walker to design, make and sell mattresses with adjustable air support for regular home beds. Pressure relief of fluid support made waterbeds popular through the 1970s. Walker…

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Sleep Number

Sleep Number is the leading brand of adjustable air mattresses. The parent company of Sleep Number now also owns the older company, Comfortaire.

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