Kryo Launching Wi-Fi Connected Sleep Performance System

Kryo, a supplier of mattress heating and cooling systems based in Mooresville, North Carolina, has teamed up with Santa Clara, California-based technology supplier Ayla Networks to create a new mattress pad that tracks, controls and monitors the user’s temperature. The Kryo Sleep Performance System builds on the ChiliPad temperature- controlled mattress design sold by Chili […]

Select Comfort to End Sales of Comfortaire to Retailers

Minneapolis-based Select Comfort Corp., the manufacturer and retailer of the Sleep Number brand, said in a March 28 statement that it is ending third-party retailing of Comfortaire products. Select Comfort acquired Comfortaire in January 2013 from Greenville, South Carolina-based Park Place Corp., in a deal that was valued at $15.5 million. Since the purchase, Comfortaire […]

Harrison Spinks 5-year Plan Focused on New Technology

Luxury bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks, based in Leeds, England, is investing £9 million ($11 million) as part of its five-year strategy to increase its business and develop new beds. The investment includes a new site in Leeds for a larger innovation and technology center, and additional offices for the expanding team. The facility also will […]

Bedding Industries of America Picks Russ Bowman to Lead Quality Control

Bedding Industries of America, the licensor of the Eclipse International and Eastman House brands, has hired former Leggett & Platt Inc. executive Russ Bowman to oversee and implement a new, companywide quality control and process improvement initiative. He reports to Stuart Carlitz, president and chief executive officer of the North Brunswick, New Jersey-based company. Bowman […]

Blue Bell Promotes Rebecca Gray and Richard Tauber

Mattress manufacturer Blue Bell Mattress Co., based in East Windsor, Connecticut, has promoted two long-term employees within its sales organization. Rebecca Gray now is senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Richard Tauber has been named executive vice president of sales. Previously, Gray was vice president of sales. She joined Blue Bell in 2004 […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep By the Numbers

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep By the Numbers

The advice to get a good night’s sleep is great, but a little vague. How do you know if you’re getting sufficient rest? “In the past, we defined sleep by its negative outcomes, including sleep dissatisfaction,” says Maurice Ohayon, director of the Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center in a New York Magazine article. “Clearly, this […]

The Real Reason Behind Why Mothers are Really Tired

The Real Reason Behind Why Mothers are Really Tired

In a not-too-surprising study, research has proven what mothers already know—they are sleep deprived. And children seem to be the source of that sleep deprivation. “I think these findings may bolster those women who say they feel exhausted,” says study author Kelly Sullivan, an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, and a […]

How a Hot Shower Gives You Sweet Dreams

How a Hot Shower Gives You Sweet Dreams

Move over warm milk. There’s another way to help people drift off at night. To improve your sleep, experts recommend taking a hot shower before bed, according to a Feb. 21 article on Time.com. In the past, people have been advised to take warm baths to help them wind down from the day. A shower […]

New Study Shows Longer Sleep Could Signal Dementia

New Study Shows Longer Sleep Could Signal Dementia

A study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine has found that people who sleep more than nine hours at night have double the risk of developing dementia in 10 years than those who sleep less. The study, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study, which followed participants for 10 years to see who […]

No Need to Count Sheep in the Great Outdoors

No Need to Count Sheep in the Great Outdoors

Can’t sleep? Try camping. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder conducted two studies with volunteers who agreed to go camping for a weekend in the summer and another group who agreed to go for a week in the winter, according to a university news release. Scientists found that those who camped for as little […]

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