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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Bamboo – The Woody Grass

Bamboo Stalk (WGV)

Bamboo – the tallest grass in the world – joins cotton, linen, and wool as one of the ancient source materials used in modern mattresses in traditional and modern forms.

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Gold Bond Mattresses

Gold Bond logo

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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Rush Mattress

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Rush Mattress, based in High Point, North Carolina, is a specialty mattress manufacturer. Not to be confused with specialty sleep (mattresses without metal coils), specialty mattresses are tailor-made or customized to the specifications of retailers and distributors.

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Healthy Foundations

Healthy Foundations logo

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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Savvy Rest

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What is a Savvy Rest mattress? It is not a Yogabed, but it is made by a yoga practitioner. In fact, there is a fundamental difference between the Yogabed and Savvy Rest.

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eco-INSTITUT

eco-INSTITUT logo

eco-INSTITUT, based in Cologne, Germany, started in 1988. It is an independent testing and verification firm which has gained a reputation for testing above and beyond standards set by governmental agencies in the European Union, Canada, and the United States. The focus of their testing is safety of materials in regards to content and emissions.

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OSO Mattress by Reverie

OSO Logo

Still relatively new, the OSO Mattress has had a good customer response so far, which is likely the product of being designed and made by a company whose innovative mattress design has been well-received.

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