The Essential by Casper Sleep

The Essential by Casper Sleep

Casper Sleep’s Economy Model Economy Models A few of us may remember when the Volkswagen Beetle became popular, when Ford introduced the Pinto, then the Maverick, Chevrolet brought out the Luv pickup, and Ford the Courier. These were economy model vehicles, sharing...
The Casper Mattress

The Casper Mattress

Also known as “The Disrupter” The Disrupters When The Casper Mattress and Yogabed were put on the market in 2014, “The Disrupters” soon became a nickname for these upstarts. They joined Tuft & Needle (T&N) and BedInABox (BIAB) as online only mattresses,...
The Wave

The Wave

Casper Sleep’s “Groundbreaking Mattress” 1 to 3 Casper Sleep has expanded their offerings from one mattress to three. On either side of the latest version of their signature model, the Casper Mattress, are the Wave and the Essential. A clue to their relative standing...
Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic

Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic

Latex Beds by Selectabed The First Latex Mattresses Latex (then called “foam rubber”) was used in mattresses before memory foam mattresses were invented: In 1931, Dunlop Tyre and Rubber Company sold the first latex mattress, made with the firm’s...
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...
Boyd Sleep

Boyd Sleep

From Waterbeds to a Diversified Product Line A Student’s Project In 1977, waterbeds were popular, and they were gaining market share at the expense of innerspring mattresses.  A college business student named Dennis “Denny” Boyd devised a business model for one of his...
Air-Pedic 700

Air-Pedic 700

A Little Higher and Plusher The 11” high Air-Pedic 700 is the next Air-Pedic memory foam adjustable airbed above the 10” Air-Pedic 500. Where the two models differ is in the depth of the memory foam, 1” in the 500 and 2” in the 700. They both have 2” of...
Air-Pedic 1200

Air-Pedic 1200

The Ultra-Luxury Airbed At 13 inches high, the Air-Pedic 1200 is not the highest adjustable airbed by Air-Pedic (a brand of Selectabed), but it is billed as the most luxurious. Selectabed compares it to the now discontinued x12 by Sleep Number (another example of SN...
Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

Air-Pedic Beds After two years of testing, Selectabed (the mattress subsidiary of Relief-Mart) launched its own adjustable airbed, the Air-Pedic, in 2014. Two of the early models, the Air-Pedic 200 and Air-Pedic 300, were 2-chamber dual comfort beds. They have since...
Side Sleeping – Part 3

Side Sleeping – Part 3

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is Part 3. Click here for Part 1 or Part 2. Beds for Side Sleepers Each sleeping position has its own benefits and disadvantages. For side sleepers and the others, the bed and the pillows can mitigate the disadvantages for a...