Dumping Mattresses

Dumping Mattresses

What is the effect of mattress dumping on the American market?   The Complaint Several domestic players in the bedding industry are asking the current administration and Congress to stop the dumping of mattresses. [1]˒[2]˒[3] No, this isn’t a campaign for a...
Airflow Transfer System

Airflow Transfer System

The Technology that Makes Mattresses Breathe As Evidenced in Memory Foam Mattress Reviews “It’s good, but …” Memory foam mattresses were the next best thing when they were introduced to the world in 1991. They rapidly became popular because they evenly distributed...
Boxed Beds 2018 Update

Boxed Beds 2018 Update

What Is a Boxed Bed?   A boxed bed, commonly known as a bed-in-a-box or mattress-in-a-box, is a mattress which is compressed, sealed in plastic, rolled, and fitted into a box for shipping by regular package carriers such as FedEx and UPS. Since 2014, the proportion of...
Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid Mattresses

The Age of Hybrids This may be called The Age of Hybrids. “Hybrid” is a current catchword. Seed packets proclaim, “New Hybrid Variety” and “Outstanding Hybrid Blend.” People drive hybrid cars. An epidemiological viewpoint is described as “a hybridized...

How Mattresses Got Online

Changing the Way Mattresses are Marketed Introduction Mattresses sold online and shipped by FedEx and UPS are popular. For young people now reaching adulthood, this is business as usual – the way things have been done. This is actually a new trend, ignited by new...
Cyber Sleep

Cyber Sleep

The Era of Smart Beds Smart Technology All around us we have smart technology. Our smart cameras have auto-focus, auto-exposure, and auto-zoom. They recognize faces and snap the shutter for a smile. We drive smart cars, talk on smart phones, and some of us live in...
Inflatable Beds for Guests

Inflatable Beds for Guests

From the Tent to the House The original air mattresses (also called “air pads’ or “sleeping pads”) had two basic uses. The first was as mattresses for camping. The second was as toppers for hospital beds to relieve or prevent pressure sores. It didn’t take long for...
On the Air with Airbeds

On the Air with Airbeds

  Adjustable Airbeds for Bedrooms   In 1981, Comfortaire introduced the first adjustable airbed designed for use in home bedrooms. The founder of Comfortaire left the company to found Select Comfort, which introduced the Sleep Number beds, with numbered settings and...
A Closer Look at Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses

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

With a Comparison of Four Top-Rated Brands Updated 10/25/2017   Memory Foam Dominance Most boxed mattresses are memory foam or memory foam hybrids. Some have quasi memory foam – foam that performs like memory foam, or is really memory foam called by another name. As...