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Bedding Industry
Joe Auer

This Smart Pillow Promises To Help Curb Snoring

If you snore — or share a bed with someone who does — no doubt you’ve tried traditional snoring remedies like side sleeping or a humidifier. But could a new smart pillow be the solution? Enter the REM-Fit ZEEQ pillow, which retails for $199.99. The pillow’s founders launched a Kickstarter campaign, and the pillow was

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Mattress Firm Launches Bed-In-A-Box Brand, Tulo

In another sign that direct-to-consumer mattress shopping isn’t going anywhere, Mattress Firm announced its own line of bed-in-a-box beds, named Tulo. Tulo mattresses have 10″ profiles and all feature a four-layer design, knitted Polyester and Tencel blended covers, and high-density CoolFlow ventilated memory foam. The brand was likely designed to challenge popular online-only companies like Casper

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Casper Unveils New Low-Priced Mattress, The Essential

Casper has added one more mattress to their product line, The Essential, which became available for purchase online in early October and is the company’s most affordable mattress yet. They announced the arrival of their higher-end Wave mattress in September. The Essential – along with the original Casper mattress and the Wave – means that

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Bedding Industry
Joe Auer

Oregon College Student Wins “Sleep Sponsorship” From Tempur-Pedic

Sage Michaels, a student at Reed College in Oregon, describes himself as a professional sleeper and a Tempur-Pedic superfan. So, he sent the company a very creative “sleep resume” and YouTube video detailing all his relevant skills, and asking them for a sponsorship. A few months later, Tempur-Pedic representative Rick Maynard showed up at Reed

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Wayfair Introduces New Foam Mattress, Nora

Home furnishings and decor retailer Wayfair announced the launch of their own mattress – named Nora – Monday. Nora will be sold exclusively by Wayfair and ship directly to consumers as a compact bed-in-a-box. It is competitively priced (at launch) at $599 for a Queen. “In the past, shopping for a mattress was complicated. It

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Joe Auer

How To Sleep Well When You’re Away From Home

Some people find it difficult to sleep well when they aren’t in their own home — and scientists may have figured out why. A June 2017 study published in the journal Current Biology suggested that we sleep with one-half of our brain alert during our first night in a new place. Researchers at Brown University

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Joe Auer

Letting Teens Sleep Could Boost Economy

A new study from the RAND Corporation suggests that starting middle- and high-school classes no earlier than 8:30 AM could have huge benefits. “Later school start times are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety,” the study’s authors wrote in an abstract. They predict that

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Bedding Industry
Katie Golde

Leesa And West Elm Announce Retail Partnership

Starting this month, popular home furnishings company West Elm will partner with online mattress retailer Leesa Sleep to sell the company’s mattresses at 80+ West Elm locations, according to a press release. In addition, Leesa will donate 1,000 mattresses to charitable organizations in communities where West Elm operates stores and continue to donate one mattress

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Lifestyle
Joe Auer

Why Nasdaq Says September Is A Good Time Mattress Shop

Why is September such a great time to buy a mattress? Nasdaq notes that last year, Sleep Train offered up to $400 off select Beautyrest and Posturepedic mattresses and up to $300 off Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Those are some great deals, so what gives? Check out our Tempur-Pedic mattress reviews, here.  According to the National Sleep

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Luxembourg Uses Pillow Fight To Raise Parkinson’s Awareness

Those lucky enough to be in Luxembourg this weekend will have the chance participate in a public pillow fight in the heart of the city, all in the name of Parkinson’s awareness. The pillow fight event is set for September 2 at the Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes. It is open to the general public (all ages)

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Joe Auer

Could Poor Sleep Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

A study published this week in the journal Neurology connects poor sleep with dementia. Researchers studied 321 people from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) who participated in the Sleep Heart Health Study between 1995 and 1998, and who were over 60 years old at the time. They followed these participants for 19 years, and 32

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Lifestyle
Katie Golde

Mattress Mack Opens Stores For Houstonians In Need

When flood waters started to rise in the city of Houston, a local businessman, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale opened two of his furniture stores to provide temporary shelter to more than 400 evacuees. “Houstonians have a safe, dry place to take shelter at Gallery Furniture so if they can get here they are welcome,” said

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