About the Author

Mary Best

Mary Best

Editorial Director
Mary Best is the editorial director for BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines. She’s also the editor in chief of Sleep Savvy. She joined the ISPA publications team in 2011. Mary has worked as a magazine editor for more than 25 years. Prior to joining ISPA, she served as editor of Our State: Down Home in North Carolina, The Net: Your Cyberspace Companion and United Airlines inflight magazine. She also worked as special projects editor for Furniture/Today. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history as well as a master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Weathering 2020

We’ve made it more than halfway through 2020, which,...

Upside Down

This year, weighted down by the perilousness of COVID-19, I’ve thought about my late father even more than normal, the hardships he faced as a soldier during World War II and the similarities between the two crises.

The Green Factory

As BedTimes reported, last fall the Mattress Recycling Council...

Lessons Along the Way

As BedTimes readers well know, clear and concise company...

Coming Together

The bedding industry brings people together in many ways....

A Thankful Editor

I think it’s important — and well-deserved — every...

The Merry Month of May

Hands down, May is my favorite month. The world...

Safety First

A couple decades ago, I lived in Oklahoma for...

A thankful editor; a talented team

“Alone we can do so little; together we can...

Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

When Consumer Reports talks, people listen. So while we...

This Holiday Season, I am Thankful for the Gift of Co-workers, Readers

Like BedTimes editors before me, I periodically like to...

Next up: ISPA EXPO 2016

When I attended my first ISPA EXPO in 2012,...