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We all know diet and exercise have a major impact on overall health, and those factors can significantly affect sleep, as well. That’s just one of the findings of the 2020 State of America’s Sleep study, fielded by the Better Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association. The second edition […]

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Sleep Savvy survey shows more cleaning and other new safety procedures to keep people safe Mattress retailers say they are prioritizing their employees’ health and making a variety of changes to their in-store operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an online survey that appeared in the May 28 and June 11 issues of […]

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If shopping for a new bed makes you feel like Goldilocks, with this one being too hard, and that one being too tall, you might want to consider choosing a more adjustable option. Undercover Comfort Thinking of bulky handrails and a sterile frame on wheels? Not so fast. No longer reserved for hospitals and elderly […]

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It’s always nice when spring is here – but those of us with seasonal allergies might be a bit concerned about how this season affects our sleep. And with good reason! A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that people with hay fever and other allergies have difficulty sleeping. These folks are […]

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Having a hard time sleeping during the hard times we are experiencing? Consider these suggestions to be well-rested and less stressed For a number of people, the chronic stress of the coronavirus pandemic has made sleep a little harder to come by. And poor sleep often leads to poor eating habits, according to a March […]

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Mary Best Editor in Chief The COVID-19 pandemic will remake mattress making for years to come I am a planner. Every year about this time, I start sketching in next year’s production schedules for both Sleep Savvy and our sister publication BedTimes. A few months from now, I and the magazines’ staff will create the […]

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Economic anxiety spikes during coronavirus pandemic as Americans see their incomes decline Nearly one-third of Americans are losing sleep over financial worries, according to a new survey from public radio news program Marketplace and Somerville, New Jersey-based Edison Research conducted in late April and released May 5. The regular poll includes an Economic Anxiety Index […]

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That harsh sound coming from your throat can impede your sleep — and drive your partner crazy. Follow these suggestions to remedy the problem  Editor’s Note: Savvy mattress retailers want to do everything they can to help their customers sleep better, including offering them sound advice and tips. Feel free to share this great guidance […]

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How coronavirus is changing the way retailers deliver and set up beds in customers’ homes It’s been a selling point for many brick-and-mortar retailers to offer free, white-glove delivery of new bed sets to their customers’ homes. But with everyone worried more than ever about germs, you may need to rethink how you deliver mattresses […]

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Sleep Savvy examines best practices that have helped successful retailers thrive in the good times and survive in the tough times These are some of the most challenging times mattress retailers have ever faced. And it’s not like things had been so easy before this. Retailers that still were adjusting to consumers’ changing shopping habits, […]

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Government agencies lend a helping hand to struggling businesses Help is on the way. Retailers large and small, battered by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, are seeking assistance from all quarters to deal with mandated closures and stay-at-home orders, growing employee illnesses and reduced customer counts. Employees also are grasping for lifelines to deal […]

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – April 27, 2020 – The Better Sleep Council (BSC), the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), released its latest research findings from “The 2020 State of America’s Sleep” study. It revealed COVID-19’s arrival caused America’s quality of sleep to significantly decline. Read the report. The BSC launched wave […]

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In 2019, The Better Sleep Council (BSC) launched The State of America’s Sleep, a benchmark survey with the goal of measuring the quality of sleep in the United States Year over Year. In 2020, year two, the BSC fielded three research initiatives: In January of 2020, the BSC launched Wave 2 of The State of […]

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, questions arise about who can sell mattresses and furniture when most businesses are closed Are mattresses essential items? BILTRITE Furniture-Leather-Mattresses, an independent furniture retailer in Greenfield, Wisconsin, is among the retailers arguing that their stores should be allowed to operate under state and municipal stay-at-home orders that close all but “essential” […]

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Your bedroom is not only your sanctuary. It’s your retreat from the world, your place of rest –  it’s the one room where you spend most of your time. And with everything going on during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re practically spending all your time indoors. With kids being home from school and with everyone required […]

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Dog Jack Russell Terrier, dog Motion in the water, active dogs, aqueous shooting Attending mattress shows can be costly and time-consuming. Preplanning and post-show reviews can make the most of your time there. A few years ago, Riley’s Furniture & Mattress, an independent retailer in Monroe, Ohio, took a planeload of employees to the High […]

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Older adults with irregular sleep patterns — meaning they have no regular bedtime and wake-up schedule, or they get different amounts of sleep each night — are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease as those with more regular sleep patterns, according to a new study funded in part by the National Heart, Lung […]

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Nap Time
09 April

Tired of someone kicking the back of your seat during a flight? Or tired but can’t rest in economy class? Air New Zealand has the answer: sleeping pods. If we told you sleeper beds might soon be available even when you fly economy, you’d have one question: What’s the catch? Are they in cargo? Are […]

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Bedding Market Slumped in 2019. Total unit shipments of mattresses, as well as stationary and motion foundations, from U.S. producers and imports rose 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared with the same three-month period in 2018, according to Bedding Market Quarterly, a sales trend report published by the International Sleep Products Association. The […]

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May is Better Sleep Month, and the Better Sleep Council has a varietyof adventures planned to help your customers get a good night’s sleep. The Better Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, is preparing for Better Sleep Month this May with a variety of activities planned to help consumers […]

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Many retailers today are having a difficult time finding, hiring and retaining qualified job candidates. Follow these suggestions to keep your business at full employment Despite a growing number of store closures and talk of a retail apocalypse, “nearly 16 million people work in retail, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s roughly one […]

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Understanding how long the coronavirus lives on surfaces can help you keep your store and products clean and safe for consumers Note: This article was accurate, to the best of our knowledge, at the time it was published. However, information about the novel coronavirus and the nation’s response to the pandemic change rapidly. Check CDC.gov […]

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Vendors expanded showrooms, extended lines and unveiled a wealth of new products that made buyers’ choices tough For trade journalists covering the Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 26-30, the scene in the World Market Center was ideal — not so busy that vendors didn’t have time to talk about their introductions and filled with plenty […]

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Foam Home
13 March

National survey finds consumers willing to pay more for certified foam, confirms the importance of a comfortable mattress with quality materials for a good night’s sleep Nine out of 10 recent or upcoming mattress buyers are more likely to purchase a mattress that contains CertiPUR-US-certified flexible polyurethane foam, according to benchmark research conducted through an […]

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Follow these guidelines for keeping your team healthy, your store hygienic and your customers comfortable shopping for sleep products during the COVID-19 outbreak The novel coronavirus is causing illness and death, wreaking havoc with the economy — and challenging us all to come up with new songs to sing to ourselves as we wash our […]

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