Mattress manufacturer Gold Bond, headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, is supplying dormitories with mattresses in an effort to improve the sleep habits of students.
The company is working with 20 leading prep schools and universities—including several Ivy League schools—to produce mattresses for their residence halls. More than 3,000 of these specially designed, twin extra-long mattresses were produced last year, and Gold Bond expects to deliver at least 5,000 in 2018.
“We can’t prevent students from staying up all night studying for an exam, but when they do decide to get some sleep, we want to make it as comfortable for them as possible,” said Bob Naboicheck, president of Gold Bond Mattress. “A quality mattress is one of the best ways to ensure someone gets a good night’s sleep.”
The company said it has experienced a 67% year-over-year increase in sales to school dormitories. “Schools are gaining a better understanding of the health benefits of a good night’s sleep, and they’re increasingly turning to reliable, domestic producers like us who can deliver a quality product on time and within their budget,” Naboicheck said.