Brooklyn Bedding

Brooklyn Bedding

“Where’s Brooklyn?” When someone says, “Brooklyn Bedding,” the first place that comes to most people’s minds is the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City – you know: the one that connects to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. To old-time baseball fans, it’s the...
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...
Latex-Like Foams

Latex-Like Foams

Made to Perform and Feel Like Latex Latex, Natural and Synthetic Latex is a milky liquid (“latex” means milk/milky) produced by the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) when the trunk is cut. It is not sap, but is used to seal wounds, keeping harmful pests and infectious...
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...
Side Sleeping – Part 2

Side Sleeping – Part 2

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is part 2 of Side Sleeping. Click here for Part 1 or Part 3 Medical Research Results Now several health and wellness writers have been promoting side sleeping as more healthful than other positions. The obvious reason is...
Side Sleeping – Part 1

Side Sleeping – Part 1

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is Part 1. Click here for Part 2 or Part 3 A Variety of Sleeping Positions “How do you sleep?” seems like a simple question at first – that is until you ask “What does ‘how’ mean?” It can mean: “How well do you sleep?” “How can...
Naturepedic

Naturepedic

Designed to Be Safe Desire to Be Safe Naturepedic is the business name of Safe For Home Products, LLC, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The company was founded by a board-certified environmental engineer and hazardous materials specialist, Barry Cik. According to a Cleveland...
Counting Sheep – Getting to Sleep

Counting Sheep – Getting to Sleep

Countering Insomnia “I can’t sleep …” Insomnia – that’s what counting sheep is for. Insomnia is sleeplessness, not being able to fall asleep. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, between 30% and 35% of adults have occasional insomnia, with brief...
Bamboo – The Woody Grass

Bamboo – The Woody Grass

The Plant Bamboo – the tallest grasses in the world, some grow to almost 100 feet tall. They are the only grasses found in tree identification books. Bamboo is woody, and is used to build houses, ladders, garden stakes, baskets, hats, ship’s sails, and many...
Gold Bond Mattresses

Gold Bond Mattresses

Company 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...