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Bedding Today provides in-depth coverage of the American bedding industry, bed conferences and latest mattress news reports.

  • Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers for 2016

    Top 15 Bedding Producers

    In a line up largely unchanged over the past year, industry giant Serta continues to lead the list of 15 Top Bedding Producers, growing its shipments by 5% from 2014 to 2015. The biggest growth came from Ashley, which topped $100 million for the first time with 63.9% growth. More

Mattress Math

Mattress Math

Follow David Perry's latest blog series on the numbers behind the mattress industry. This week he looks at consumers' top sleep strategies Click here to read! Sponsored by King Koil.

Bedding Blog

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 23, 2016

    As beds-in-a-box proliferate, better beds lose market share

    Is the fast-growing bed-in-a-box category hurting sales of better beds? The answer appears to be, yes. That thought is supported by the reports of various industry players and analysts, and I find some evidence for it in the 2015 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends, the International Sleep Products Assn. report that I’ve been analyzing in recent weeks. The ISPA report shows strong growth in the $500 to $1,000 retail price point range, in queen, where many if not most of the bed-in-a-box mattresses are positioned. And the report shows that sleep sets retailing from $1,000 ...

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  • Thomas Lester


    Thomas Lester

    August 19, 2016

    #MattressTags: Making memories

    Better sleep=sharper memory Have you ever wondered why a day after getting a poor night's sleep you have trouble remembering things? A report from New Scientist takes a look at the theory that sleep is actually the brain's way of "defragmenting" after a long day. Giulio Tononi, of the University of Wisconsin, studied this theory in lab mice and discovered that there were differences in the size of synapses (or connections between brain cells). So in addition to the many other reasons to sell a better night's sleep, don't forget the smart story. School days ...

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#MattressTags, from editor Thomas Lester, takes a new approach to bedding, bringing you unique, offbeat and at times humorous news that might not make the headlines but that we think is important to business and the people who conduct it, nonetheless... Our hope is to inform, enlighten and maybe make you smile. Read the latest! Sponsored by Spring Air.

Retail Bedding Spotlight

Retail Bedding Spotlight

In this month’s Retail Bedding Spotlight, bedding editor Dave Perry talks about Mattress Firm’s commitment to give back to the communities it serves – a key element of the company’s recent national leadership conference. He also interviews a Mattress Firm manager who attended the meeting. See video. Video reports are sponsored by Therapedic.