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Polyester

The utility of polyester in textiles and cushioning fibers assures it a place in mattress and pillow materials for the foreseeable future.

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Shredded Memory Foam: Pillow Material

Because of its coolness, enhanced conformability, and customizability, shredded memory foam pillows is foreseen to gain a larger share of the pillow market with increased availability and lowered prices.

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Filling Materials in Pillows, Part 1

  Part 1 of Pillow Materials The material in pillows includes both the cover/ticking and the filling. This article covers the fillings. Materials That Fill Pillows There is great variety of mattress fillings. The first pillows, like the first mattresses, had just...

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The Pillow: A Place to Lay Your Head

We’ve come a long way from when anything you grabbed to put under your head when sleeping was your pillow. The arms and hands would do until they were moved. A rolled up garment was much better. Today, we have specially made pillows, which are essentially sacks filled with cushioning materials and sewn (or zipped) shut.

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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 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 is...

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Choosing the Correct Mattress and Sleeping Position

A good mattress will protect the back for the many hours that you are in bed.  A mattress that properly supports the body will also be a very important element in helping relieve stress on the muscles and joints of the back.  The most important information needed for finding a correct mattress to support the back involves knowing what position you sleep in.

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The Mattress Business: Local to Global 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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Flexible Polyurethane Foam

The most common material found in foam mattresses is flexible polyurethane foam. It is foam that is flexible (bendable and compressible) made of polyurethane.

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Trying to Sleep by Counting Sheep

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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Bamboo Textiles

Bamboo – the tallest grass in the world – joins cotton, linen, and wool as one of the ancient source materials used in modern mattresses in traditional and modern forms.

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Viscose Rayon

Pure Cellulose Fiber What Is Rayon? Rayon is one of the first man-made fibers, but it is not synthetic. Why? It is made by refining and purifying a natural material, cellulose extracted from woody plants (those with long cellulose fibers). The usual short definition...

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