A Closer Look at Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses

Logos of 4 mattress brands

Memory foam has been a key part of the current trend of marketing boxed beds online. Even though a number of innerspring mattresses are sold and delivered this way, most mattresses in this category have memory foam. Of these four- Tuft & Nedle, Snuggle-Pedic, Casper, and Yogabed – Snuggle*Pedic has the highest average customer rating on Amazon.

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Quatro Sleep

Quatro Sleep Logo

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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Best Price Mattress

Best Price Mattress Logo

Best Price Mattress, Inc. (BPM) is located in Union City, California, not far south of Zinus in San Leandro. Started in February 2009, it has several mattress stores in the Bay Area, but also sells its mattresses nationwide on its own website and through Amazon and Walmart. Best Price Mattress, Inc. lives up to its name by offering mattresses at lower prices than equivalent models.

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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

Rush Mattress Logo

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

Mattress America logo

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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The Sheared Comfort of Wool

Wool

Along with linen and cotton, wool is one of the oldest textile fibers in the world, and the oldest animal textile fiber. Along with this, sheep, the major producers of wool, join goats and cattle as animals with the longest history of domestication. Wool has been around for millennia, and will remain a significant fiber for the foreseeable future, even with the widespread use of synthetic fibers, including its use in 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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