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CertiPUR-US

Currently the most common certification on mattresses is the sage green ring with CertiPUR-US® across the white center. It is safe to say that the majority of mattresses, pillows and upholstered furniture using polyurethane foam and memory foam are certified by CertiPUR-US. The seal looks impressive, but many consumers wonder, “What is CertiPUR-US?”

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Certifications for Mattress and Pillow Ingredients

With regulatory requirements, and with increased public awareness and concern for product safety and healthfulness, sustainability of resources, social responsibility, and the environment, more attention is being paid to certifications in these areas and others. There are several governmental and non-profit agencies as well as industry and market associations providing certification for many products, including bedding and mattresses.

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Digestive Disorders and Sleep Disturbance

Digestive disorders are a real threat to health. Not only do they damage the colon and the small intestine, and are a contributing factor in colon cancer, they are also a further threat to health by disturbing sleep. Medical research is discovering more about the role of probiotic micro-organisms, not only in digestion, but as part of the immune system. As such, they have the potential of improving sleep.

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Pain In The Neck

A pain in the neck is a rather common term in our language, used for persons, things or situations that cause or exacerbate problems. It does have roots in reality. Stressful situations cause tension. In response, our muscles tense up, including neck muscles. And neck tension is a cause of both neck aches and headaches. I

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Back Pain, Mattresses, and Cushions

Most of us, if not all, have experienced back pain of some level at some time. For a large percentage of us this has been several times. Many persons suffer back pain frequently or constantly, ranging from light to very painful to severe.

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A Quarter Century of Memory Foam Mattresses

2016 marks a quarter century since memory foam mattresses were introduced into the bedding market. It did not take long for this new innovation to change the mattress industry. Now specialty sleep mattresses (those without metal coils) command a large share of the market, and most of these are memory foam mattresses or have memory foam among their materials.

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Memory Foam and the Boxable Beds Trend

The current trend in the bedding industry is the manufacturing and delivery of boxable beds sold online. Also called bed-in-a-box and mattress-in-a-box, the mattresses are compressed, vacuum wrapped, rolled and put into a box for doorstep shipping. These are then sold online. What role does memory foam play in the current trend of boxable beds sold online and shipped by common commercial delivery services such as UPS and FedEx?

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Sleep Apnea and Hypopnea

Most of us would like to have a good night’s sleep night after night. However, there are many of us who do not sleep well. About a third of us wake up to catch another breath because of sleep apnea and hypopnea.

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Snoring Solution: Look to the Pillow

How the Right Pillow Can Help Alleviate Snoring   Snoring isn’t just a nuisance for the other people in the house who are trying to sleep. It can also be a health hazard. Sleep Apnea - Most Common Cause of Snoring If your snoring is a result of apnea (stopping...

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Mattress Hero

[Review Updated 2018] A number of years ago, we had quite a number of requests for us to review the Mattress Hero mattress, since an offer was sent so widely across the internet via Groupon.com.  There can be no doubt that the pricing was very low for a memory foam...

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Costco

While not a mattress manufacturer, they are constantly featuring memory foam mattress and toppers that are made exclusively for them.

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The Futon Shop

The Futon Shop does state that their Bio-Foam is partly soy oil. It is true that a very small percentage of soy has been added to certain memory foams, but this amounts to less than 10%, and even that amount currently distorts the memory foam feel.

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