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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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Boyd Sleep Guest Beds

Guest Beds and Inflatable Mattresses   Among its products, Boyd Sleep has Guest Beds and Inflatable Mattresses. Most of the beds pictured in this category are inflatable mattresses. A few are cots, and one is a thin roll-out mattress for the floor. Most of the...

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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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Boyd Sleep Air Beds

From Water to Air   Boyd Sleep, a manufacturer of waterbeds for 40 years, has made adjustable airbeds for 30 years, almost as long as Sleep Number. The SensAire brand by Boyd Sleep was rebranded and is now called Night Air.        Licensed Airbeds            They have...

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Boyd Sleep

Furniture and sleep product industry publications include Boyd Sleep among “Tier Two” mattress and bedding manufacturers. Yet they acknowledge it as a durable and innovative company. This is primarily because of the vision, adaptability, and inventiveness of its founder and head, Denny Boyd. Many Tier-Two mattress manufacturers, such as Boyd Sleep and Relief-Mart/Selectabed, are driving innovation and are leaders in customer ratings and satisfaction.

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Air-Pedic 700

A Little Higher and Plusher The 11” high Air-Pedic 700 is the next Air-Pedic memory foam adjustable airbed above the 10” Air-Pedic 500. Where the two models differ is in the depth of the memory foam, 1” in the 500 and 2” in the 700. They both have 2” of Resili-Flex, a...

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Air-Pedic 1200

  The Ultra-Luxury Airbed   At 13 inches high, the Air-Pedic 1200 is not the highest adjustable airbed by Air-Pedic (a brand of Selectabed), but it is billed as the most luxurious. Selectabed compares it to the now discontinued x12 by Sleep Number (another example of...

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Air-Pedic 500

  Airbeds with Memory Foam   Of the current adjustable airbeds by Air-Pedic (a Selectabed brand), the Air-Pedic 500 is their entry level memory foam design. It is also one of only two models not compared by Selectabed to Sleep Number models. The Air-Pedic 500 is 10”...

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Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

  Air-Pedic Beds Air-Pedic adjustable airbeds are certified as assembled in Southern California using all made in the USA Foam and Covering* *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BRAND SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH THE AIR-PEDIC BRAND MADE FROM A CANADIAN COMPANY THAT USED TO MAKE A...

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On the Air with Airbeds

In 1981, Comfortaire introduced the first adjustable airbed designed for use in home bedrooms. irbeds are here to stay for the foreseeable future. With the application of smart bed technology and the use of foam comfort layers, they will hold their own.

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Side Sleeping – Part 3

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is Part 3. Click here for Part 1 or Part 2. Beds for Side Sleepers Each sleeping position has its own benefits and disadvantages. For side sleepers and the others, the bed and the pillows can mitigate the disadvantages for a...

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Side Sleeping – Part 2

Is Side Sleeping the Best Position? This is part 2 of Side Sleeping. Click here for Part 1 or Part 3 Medical Research Results Now several health and wellness writers have been promoting side sleeping as more healthful than other positions. The obvious reason is...

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