Sealy Conform Line

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It is too early to see how customers will rate mattresses in the new Sealy Conform Line. Retailers, such as US-Mattress and Sleep Outfitters, list the company’s claimed “Comfort Scale” for each model so the customer knows what to expect. It appears that they are looking for an owner satisfaction rate higher than the 76% for Optimum.

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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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Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Flexible Polyurethane Foam

The most common material found in foam mattresses is flexible polyurethane foam. It is foam that is flexible (bendable and compressible) made of polyurethane.

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Quatro Sleep

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The Quatro Sleep brand includes mattresses, adjustable beds, and pillow cases. The mattresses and adjustable beds are listed on Amazon, and the pillow cases on other sites, such as Anna Linens.

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Counting Sheep – Getting to Sleep

Counting Sheep to Get to Sleep

As long as there have been people who could not sleep, ways of getting to sleep have been suggested. According to Wikipedia, for over four hundred years a solution has been to count sheep. Identical sheep pass by, climbing over the low spot in a fence or wall. The insomniac counts each one, one-at-a-time.

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Gold Bond Mattresses

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Most people associate the Gold Bond Mattress Company with futons and futon mattresses. That is only natural. For one thing, Gold Bond, along with Bedworks, is credited with developing and popularizing the modern Western futon and futon mattress from the original Japanese foldable sleeping mat (Gold Bond, in 1980, actually beat Bedworks (1982) by two years).

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Latex – from Bouncing Balls to Bouncy Mattresses

Liquid Latex in Cup

Latex from some plants, such as dandelions and members of the Hevea genus, contains isoprenes, which naturally polymerize as the latex congeals, forming a water-resistant material. Using heat to dry the latex increases the polymerization. In 1839, Charles Goodyear discovered that adding sulfur while curing latex made the final product more durable.

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Mattress America

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Mattress America, located in West Jordan, Utah, should not be confused with several Mattress America stores – not all related to each other – around the country. The stores sell mostly major brand mattresses locally, while the firm in Utah is a manufacturer and online retailer of mattresses.

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Varieties of Memory Foam

Varieties of Memory Foam

When a Swedish foam manufacturer, Fagerdala, introduced mattresses made with its Tempur Material to consumers over 25 years ago, it was the only memory foam on the market. Now when you shop for memory foam products, especially mattresses, different varieties of memory foam are featured in the offerings.

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Healthy Foundations

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Healthy Foundations is best known for its 10” Healthy Foundations Memory Foam Mattress. Notably, with hundreds of reviews, this mattress still received a 5-star average – most mattress models with 100 or more reviews (this mattress has over 400) do well to get a 4.7 or 4.8 average.

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