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Screen or No Screen Survey

Screen or No Screen Survey Participate In Our "Screen or No Screen" Survey on the use of screens before bedtime. We will share our sleep survey results. This survey is very brief and will only take a few minutes to complete. Please click the link below to...

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Dumping Mattresses

For those who do not know what dumping is, it is flooding the market with products being sold for less than the cost of manufacturing for the purpose of overwhelming the competition. It was a tactic used in the 1800s by companies who could afford to take the loss for a while to bankrupt their competitors…

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Airflow Transfer System

Memory foam mattresses quickly gained a reputation for being hot. With users complaining about the heat, memory foam manufacturers had to find a way to cool the mattresses. The natural way was with cool air, but how could they get air through the mattress? In 2006, Relief-Mart filed a patent application (approved in 2008) for a “Ventilated Mattress and Method,” now known as the Airflow Transfer System.

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Biogreen Memory Foam

When those of us who are older were growing up, to label something as “green” meant  (1) its color, (2) it was unripe, uncured, or undeveloped, (3) of a person, by extension from #2, naïve or inexperienced, a novice, or (4) it was associated with a person, firm, or place with the name Green. Times have changed. Now when a product, such as…

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What is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep Habits for A Sound Night's Sleep Do-It-Yourself Sleep Therapy A previous article, Time Change for Better Sleep, addresses the question, "Does the scheduling of classes affect the quality of students sleep, and in turn their academic achievement?" This article...

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Time Change for Better Sleep

What Affects Your Quality Of Sleep?   Does the scheduling of classes affect the quality of students’ sleep, and in turn their academic achievement? The title has nothing to do with Daylight Savings Time and changing clocks twice a year. In this post, time change...

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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...

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Hybrid Mattresses

This may be called The Age of Hybrids. “Hybrid” is a current catch word. Just do a web search for hybrid, hybridize, and hybridization. You’ll find many pages of results.

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How Mattresses Got Online

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 players in the bed & bedding market.

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Latex-Like Foams

A discussion of what is or isn’t latex emerged in response to the use of the term “engineered latex” in mattress descriptions. The concern was that customers would mistake it for real latex.

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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...

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