CRaVE Mattress

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Unlike many of the startups from the last three years, CM has not one or two models, but four – two hybrids and two all-foam mattresses. There are three firmness levels – Ultra Firm, Luxury Firm (2 models), and Medium Firm. This meets the needs of more consumers than the more limited offerings.

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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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Rayon (Viscose)

FromTree to Rayon by WGV

Rayon is a fine fiber with a good feel and good appearance. It is strong, and it is more absorbent than cotton or linen. Also, silica rayon is one of the alternatives to using chemicals for fire resistance in mattresses.

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Vytex NRL

Enough people are allergic to one or more of the proteins in natural rubber latex (NRL) that certain business segments avoid using latex products so as to not expose employees with latex allergies.

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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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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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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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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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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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