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Tempur-Pedic helps Chicago Bears sleep well at camp

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Even more bears are touting the Tempur-Pedic brand these days. Now the Chicago Bears are getting in on the act.

The Tempur-Pedic brand, part of the Tempur Sealy International product portfolio, has been using a bear in one of its TV commercials to tout the importance of a good night of sleep on a Tempur-Pedic sleep set.

Tempur-Pedic recently announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Football League's Chicago Bears to be the mattress provider for the team's training camp on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, about 60 miles south of Chicago.

The company has outfitted the players' training camp dorm rooms with 125 Tempur-Pedic king-sized beds to ensure they get deep, restorative sleep at night and perform at their best by day on the field, officials said.

"At Tempur-Pedic, we like to say ‘you are how you sleep' because all of us need a good, relaxing rest to prepare for the day ahead and be our best selves physically and mentally," said Rick Anderson, president of Tempur-Pedic North America. "We're pleased to provide the Chicago Bears players with a comfortable place to sleep after a hard day of practice so they can be at peak performance throughout training camp."

Added Chris Hibbs, the Chicago Bears' vice president of sales and marketing: "Tempur-Pedic is the ideal partner to ensure our athletes have the extra edge of a better night's sleep. Training camp is an important time for our team to prepare for the season. We want our players and coaches to have the best resources available and these beds will be an incredible upgrade from standard dorm room beds. We are grateful to Tempur-Pedic for their support of the Bears."

Tempur-Pedic also announced a Chicago Bears Bedroom Makeover Sweepstakes. Consumers can enter at for the opportunity to win a Tempur-Ergo Premier adjustable base, and a Tempur-Choice mattress, two pillows and a sheet set. Dozens of additional prizes will also be awarded to those who enter online, including plush bears, slippers, sleep masks and pillows, officials said.

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