Relief Bed directs efforts to Texas storm victims

Seattle-based charity Relief Bed International is accepting donations aimed at assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Founded in 2015 by mattress industry veteran Scott Smalling, Relief Bed provides portable beds to relief agencies around the world, with a special focus on U.S. homeless shelters. To date, it has distributed 7,000 beds, pads and mats. “Now […]

Relief Bed International Gives Scott Smalling New Purpose

Relief Bed International Gives Scott Smalling New Purpose

Relief Bed International designed to provide sleep products to consumers—and those in need BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB At 49, Scott Smalling has moved through more chapters in his life than most people do in an entire lifetime. Now the founder of Relief Bed International and managing member of Relief Products LLC, Smalling began his career at […]

Relief Bed Helps Needy

Relief Bed International, a Seattle-based charity founded by industry veteran Scott Smalling, which assists needy populations with emergency bedding, is continuing its focus on the problem of homelessness in America. In December, the organization donated 50 inflatable sleeping mats to St. John the Evangelist Church in San Francisco, as part of the Gubbio Project, TheGubbioProject.org, […]

Relief Bed’s First Focus Is Area Homeless

Seattle-based Relief Bed International, an organization founded in 2015 by industry veteran Scott Smalling, has begun its work of distributing comfortable, portable bedding to needy populations. It partnered with Sleepless in Seattle, a local group that for the second year in a row distributed bedding and comfort kits to the homeless in Kings County; in […]

Industry veteran Scott Smalling launches Relief Bed

Industry veteran Scott Smalling launches Relief Bed

Mattress industry veteran Scott Smalling, who founded the ComforPedic specialty sleep brand, has unveiled Relief Bed, a company whose key product is a small portable sleeping pad with a big humanitarian mission. For $170, visitors to the Relief Bed website, www.reliefbed.com, can receive a comfortable sleeping pad for their next camping trip while donating one […]

A prescription to improve the sleep and health of consumers

A prescription to improve the sleep and health of consumers

Innovation: Just what the doctor ordered By Scott Smalling Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing effort to publish occasional articles written by industry leaders, BedTimes is pleased to offer the following piece by Scott Smalling, chief of specialty innovations at Simmons Bedding Co. and creator of the ComforPedic brand at Simmons. We welcome other […]

Simmons mattresses take star turn on new NBC home remodeling show

Simmons mattresses take star turn on new NBC home remodeling show

Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Co. has agreed to provide bedding to a new NBC-TV home construction and remodeling show, “American Dream Builders.” The mattress manufacturer will supply all mattresses for remodeled homes showcased in the 10-week primetime series. The program is a home-makeover competition that features the talents of interior designers, builders, architects, landscapers and home […]

Simmons portable showroom wins EX Award

Simmons Bedding Co. has won Best Vehicle Design at the 2013 EX Awards, administered by Event Marketer magazine. The Atlanta-based mattress major was honored for the design of its Comforpedic from Beautyrest tour vehicle. The showroom on wheels is a 53-foot double, expandable trailer designed to resemble Simmons’ furniture market showrooms, with eight staged bedrooms. […]

Simmons & Sleep Country aid Seattle women’s center

Simmons & Sleep Country aid Seattle women’s center

Atlanta-based mattress major Simmons Bedding Co. recently came to the assistance of the Jubilee Women’s Center in Seattle. The nonprofit organization helps women transition from homelessness to independent living. Simmons Chief of Specialty Innovation Scott Smalling heard a local news story that two “graduates” of the center were robbed of all their belongings during a […]