Take Time to Plan a Summer Vacation; You’ll Be Glad You Did

Take Time to Plan a Summer Vacation; You’ll Be Glad You Did

BY BETH ENGLISH Ah, June. Those of you with school-age children might understand my glee when the calendar finally flips to June. The long winter is behind us, sunshine is a daily friend, and the grinding schedule of getting children to school on time and helping with seemingly endless homework questions is almost finished. Bring […]

Cool Facts About Natural Rubber Latex

Cool Facts About Natural Rubber Latex

Some fascinating facts from the Vita Talalay SleepBlog post on 100% natural rubber latex Christopher Columbus is credited with “discovering” natural rubber latex in 1493 while in Haiti, where he noticed people bouncing a rubber ball made from the milky sap of a native tree, Hevea brasiliensis. Columbus brought rubber tree specimens back to Europe, and eventually the tree was […]

Finding Firsts, Having Fun at Mattress Industry’s ISPA EXPO 2016

Finding Firsts, Having Fun at Mattress Industry’s ISPA EXPO 2016

BY BETH ENGLISH From what I had heard, I knew my first ISPA EXPO, held March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida, was going to be big, maybe the biggest one yet. The early predictions proved correct in every way—more space (137,000 square feet), more exhibitors (242 total—73 new and 10 returning after a hiatus), more attendees […]

When Leadership Is Not Lost in Translation

When Leadership Is Not Lost in Translation

BY BARBARA T. NELLES For this month’s Profile, I had an in-person interview with the head of a burgeoning mattress maker from across the globe. During the Winter Las Vegas Market, Ryan Trainer, president of the International Sleep Products Association, and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeffri Massie, president director of Massindo […]

Travel Broadens Horizons In More Ways Than One

Travel Broadens Horizons In More Ways Than One

We had been forewarned and had made the requisite run to the grocery store for supplies. On Friday, we woke to large, puffy flakes falling softly. An icy, sleety mess started a short time later. We drank our hot chocolate and hunkered down. By the time the storm was spent, we were left with only […]

Next up: ISPA EXPO 2016

Next up: ISPA EXPO 2016

BY MARY BEST When I attended my first ISPA EXPO in 2012, then BedTimes Editor in Chief Julie A. Palm—with a very straight face—set me loose on the showroom floor in search of hog rings. Surely, the flight to Indianapolis had jolted her brain, I thought, and then I pictured myself wandering around the Indiana […]

Welcome to the new BedTimes website!

We couldn’t be more excited about the launch of our new BedTimes magazine website. The new interface is simple to navigate so that you can stay abreast of all the happenings in the mattress industry with just a few clicks. We hope you’ll stop by often. Our Associate Editor Barbara Nelles led the website redesign project, with […]