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Furniture/Today's exclusive Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores ranks stores by 2014 sales of furniture, bedding and decorative accessories. See who made it.

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    June 24, 2015

    Definition of hybrids needed to expand ISPA stats program

    It is time to define hybrid sleep sets.  Everyone knows that those types of beds, which combine innersprings and specialty foams, are selling well these days. But what, exactly, constitutes a hybrid? There is, unfortunately, no consensus on that tricky question. Some say hybrids are smooth-topped sleep sets, while others say their hybrid offerings include quilted mattresses. Some say hybrids feature only encased coils, while others say hybrids can also utilize open coils. Some say hybrids are half coils and half foam, but others disagree. The issue of what constitutes a hybrid is an increasingly important one, as the bedding ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    June 18, 2015

    Tempur-Pedic, Select Comfort outperform their larger rivals

    Call it the Return of the Specialty Sleep Powers. Furniture/Today’s latest ranking of the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers reveals that Tempur-Pedic enjoyed a spectacular year in 2014, outperforming all of its rivals among bedding’s Big Five – Serta, Sealy, Simmons, Tempur-Pedic and Select Comfort. And not too far behind was Select Comfort, the airbed producer and retailer. Tempur-Pedic boosted its bedding shipments 16.4% last year, followed by Select Comfort, which posted a 10.2% gain in its bedding shipments. Serta maintains its comfortable hold on the top spot on the list, posting a 7.2 ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    #MattressTags

    Thomas Lester

    June 16, 2015

    #MattressTags: Just five more milliseconds?

      Just five more milliseconds? Researchers at Washington State University have identified and isolated the smallest unit of sleep to date by growing a tiny group of brain cells. WSU Regents professor James Krueger and doctoral student Kathryn Jewett cultured neurons and glial cells that matured over two weeks into active neural networks exhibiting some of the same EEG sleep patterns seen in the brains of animals. The networks are the simplest unit of sleep identified to date. "Sleep" occurs in neurological networks in the brain that can go to sleep and wake up at different times throughout the day and ...

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