Category Archives: product development

Sleep Number Delivers the Goods at CES

“Daddy, you mean to tell me you grew up at a time when you had to use a phone that was tied to the wall? You had to actually get in your car and visit a store to buy something, … Continue reading


7 Reasons Coil Counts Matter

When I first got into this business, I worked for Stearns & Foster, which at the time was owned by Sealy but had its own sales force and product development team. We sold Correct Comfort products with 390 12¾-gauge innersprings. … Continue reading


Where’s the Next BIG Idea for Foundations?

“Why yes, Mrs. Jones, the box spring is very important. The foundation of your mattress is similar to the foundation of your house; they are both critical to the durability of what they support.” That is what we used to … Continue reading


How ‘Made in USA Certified’ can Impact Your Business

Kevin and Candace Thaxton lost their pets due to toxic dog food imported from China; over 3,000 homeowners complain of family health problems due to imported drywall; and more than 10.5 million children’s toys were recalled due to safety concerns. … Continue reading

The Hybrid Mattress – Is There a Debate?

There has been some debate over the use of the term “hybrid” by a few in the industry. Some complain about how it is being defined, some comment that the term is silly because hybrids have been around for over … Continue reading