Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

When Consumer Reports talks, people listen. So while we usually don’t write about other magazine stories in this column, we felt the publication’s February cover story, “Secrets to a Great Night’s Sleep,” warrants review. BY MARY BEST & BARBARA T. NELLES The 14-page feature opens with the results of a survey of 62,000 Consumer Reports […]

Picture This: Why ‘Data Visualization’ is Your Ticket to Success

Picture This: Why ‘Data Visualization’ is Your Ticket to Success

BY BARBARA T. NELLES I call this the “show me” age and the biggest winners are able to express ideas visually. The good news is you can stand out in your personal and professional communications—and maybe even make the sale—with fabulous “data visualization” tools that are relatively easy to master. We can thank an entire generation of […]

Las Vegas Market: What’s in store for us in bedding showrooms?

Las Vegas Market: What’s in store for us in bedding showrooms?

The BedTimes blog I’ve landed in Las Vegas (I plan on keeping my water consumption to a minimum during the market–after flying over half-empty Lake Mead. Wow, it’s bad.) and during the flights, I read through several dozen pre-market news releases from mattress and sleep accessories vendors. Looks as though the BedTimes and Sleep Savvy editorial […]

A ‘newsy’ Vegas in mattress showrooms

Wow!–I am amazed at the number of introductions and new sleep product exhibitors at Las Vegas Market this week. In fact, the news in mattress halls is voluminous, the tone is upbeat [although the jury is still out on traffic numbers and orders written] and I can safely say this is the most product-filled bedding […]