Long Talks and Line Extensions

Long Talks and Line Extensions

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Slower summer Las Vegas show meant more time to talk, rest-test hybrids, and check out adjustables and tech tools To the editors of BedTimes, the Las Vegas Market July 29-Aug. 2 appeared to have the least foot traffic in sleep products showrooms of the past 10 summer markets. […]

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned BedTimes

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned BedTimes

BY MARY BEST As with mattress making, design plays a crucial role in fulfilling the mission of a magazine. It draws readers into stories and illuminates their meaning. As with mattress styles, design is not static. It constantly shifts based on consumers’ — or in our case, readers’ — needs and interests, trends, market changes, […]

Giving back—and getting back

Giving back—and getting back

BY BETH ENGLISH When I first started with BedTimes, I tried to get up to speed on companies and people by reading our News and Newsmakers sections. In the first magazine I picked up, I remember seeing one article that struck me in particular—it was about a brand that had donated mattresses to make a […]

Finding virtual balance

Finding virtual balance

In each issue of BedTimes, I’m usually struck by the number of articles that apply to my work life and sometimes my home life, too.   This month, there’s much to learn, such as how to use the principles of improv to increase open-mindedness and flexibility at work, why having pets in the bedroom isn’t […]

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

At this week’s Las Vegas Market held at the World Market Center, the editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines shot these short videos of some new bedding products and technologies that launched at this show. Check out these silents and talkies fresh from market. The videos are all under 30 seconds and they’re all […]

How to Live to Be 100

How to Live to Be 100

BedTimes Magazine Celebrates 100th Anniversary BY JULIE A. PALM The business journal for the International Sleep Products Association marks its centennial this month. The following retrospective chronicles the publication’s past and offers insight into its present and future. Without interruption, every month for 100 years, BedTimes has appeared on the desks of chief executive officers […]

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Anyone unable to attend Interzum Cologne last month to look at components and machinery related to mattress manufacturing is in luck, because ISPA EXPO 2018 will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for March 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. It’s the best place to […]

Update Your Information for the BedTimes Supplies Guide

Update Your Information for the BedTimes Supplies Guide

If you’re a supplier of products or services to the sleep products industry, it’s time to make sure your company is listed in the BedTimes Supplies Guide. The BedTimes Supplies Guide is the place the bedding industry turns to when searching for machinery, equipment, components and supplies—everything needed to produce mattresses and related products. The […]

Tossed Your Cookies Lately? New BedTimes Website Launches

Tossed Your Cookies Lately? New BedTimes Website Launches

BY BARBARA T. NELLES I’m speaking in the digital sense of the phrase. The reason I ask is as you can see, we launched a redesigned BedTimesMagazine.com website and want you to use it in all its glory. So clean up your browsing history and dispose of your cookies to get rid of any cached […]