Looking ahead

Looking ahead

Walking the floor at ISPA EXPO 2018 in March in Charlotte, North Carolina, and talking with producers was an eye-opening experience. Several conversations with machinery makers centered on increasing automation and making production more comfortable for the human operators of machines. In this month’s cover story, BedTimes contributor Gary James reports on a number of […]

Want some advice?

Want some advice?

BY BETH ENGLISH Have you ever read advice columns? When I was growing up, the local newspaper was a staple in our house. My brother and I would fight over the comics, especially the full-color ones in the Sunday paper. But even during the week, I found lots to enjoy in the paper. After the […]

Better Sleep Council launches blog

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Better Sleep Council has found the perfect gift for everyone in the mattress industry and sleep lovers everywhere—a new blog. The BSC blog, which will be posted twice a month, offers content that can be used to spread the word about the importance of sleep and, ultimately, the […]

CertiPUR-US Launches Consumer-oriented Blog

CertiPUR-US Launches Consumer-oriented Blog

The Rochester Hills, Michigan-based CertiPUR-US program, administered by the nonprofit Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Inc., has added a blog to its social media platforms, which now include, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. The Home Sweet Foam Blog features information and tips on décor, family, home, lifestyle, sleep and more, giving consumers a fun new way to learn more […]

Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

Consumer Reports Sheds Light—and Dark—on Mattresses

When Consumer Reports talks, people listen. So while we usually don’t write about other magazine stories in this column, we felt the publication’s February cover story, “Secrets to a Great Night’s Sleep,” warrants review. BY MARY BEST & BARBARA T. NELLES The 14-page feature opens with the results of a survey of 62,000 Consumer Reports […]

Enjoying the Most Colorful Time of the Year

Enjoying the Most Colorful Time of the Year

  BY BETH ENGLISH One of the best things about autumn—aside from the milder temperatures—is the vividness of the season. By late October and early November, everything near my home in central North Carolina shines. The sky seems bluer and the trees come into all their glory. I enjoy soaking in color, from serene blues […]