• January 12, 2015 - Marshall Coyle

    Mattress Buying Short Cuts Featured

    Dear mattress seeker, For the past four years I have personally helped any reader who asked and supplied personal data, to find and choose their own “Goldilocks” mattress.   Lately dealing with “old age” issues has consumed the time I used to devote to this useful and pleasurable hobby. I am hopeful that I might be […]

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  • July 12, 2015 - Marshall Coyle

    Mattress Shopping 103

    YOU ARE INVITED TO READ THIS COMPREHENSIVE FACT-FILLED POST BEFORE ORDER DECIDING ON ANY NEW MATTRESS 20 MINUTES FOR THE AVERAGE READER.   YOU WILL FIND THE  NECESSARY KEY TO COMPLETE YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPING SURVEY IN SEVERAL PLACES. Especially if you would like to know which innerspring or foam mattress I think will be most suitable for your […]

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  • If you care to know what is in your synthetic foam, this is easier to read than it first looks. The following is from the American Chemical Council and makes plain the nature of the chemicals you may be sleeping on. Deciding whether or not you want to is another story. Synthetic foams can be […]

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  • YOU MAY HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH USABLE TIMELY INFORMATION IN ONE PLACE. AND LOTS MORE IN FOLLOWING ESSAYS. Welcome to my Old Bed Guy Blog. I am the often-crabby little old bed guy and have been involved in the bed and bedding industry for over 60 years, and life in general, for more than 85 […]

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  • Californians have banded together to sue Tempur Sealy in a class action suit claiming that volatile outgassing chemicals coming from their mattresses have injured their health. This possibility about all memory foams has been discussed for years on the internet, but this is only the second lawsuit that I am aware of. Possibly science will […]

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  • Most Americans sleep on innerspring mattresses. With the recent introduction of the hybrid innerspring at affordable prices, the popularity of innerspring support is now at an all time high. Many mattress makers still offer less functional hybrids that rely on various combinations of synthetic foams and no innerspring. Foam can be excellent when used as […]

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  • March 16, 2015 - Marshall Coyle

    Genuine Major Luxury Hotel Mattresses

    Here is a compendium of many major hotel mattress data including selling price. If you found a mattress in a good hotel to be comfortable, that is no surprise.   Because they do not have to last more than 18 months, and the best hotels listed below recycle them after only 12 months, you were sleeping […]

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  • HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL REPORTS What type of mattress is best for people with low back pain?  March 12, 2015  Back pain is one of the top reasons that people begin to lose mobility in middle age. Pain can keep people from engaging in physical activity, making it more difficult for them to maintain a healthy weight […]

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  • Press the red link below and see exactly how CONSUMER REPORTS test rates Saatva  Saatva Luxury Firm Euro Pillowtop information from Consumer Reports.   If you have patience to read a long and thoughtful review a Saatva user posted on the internet last week, press the link below.  As Saatva is reputed to pay real […]

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  • March 5, 2015 - Marshall Coyle

    Which Brand Is Best? Casper or Tuft and Needle?

    Which Brand Is Best?  Casper or Tuft and Needle?   The most common disappointment I have been hearing about happens when someone invests in a highly hyped “miracle mattress” that turns out to have a thin comfort layer of all synthetic Dunlop process latex.  Think Casper.   One customer in a million might know that the reason for this promoter’s […]

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  • Latex Foam Rubber What actually is it? Foamed Latex, both Talalay and Dunlop is defined as: Any of several natural or synthetic colloidal polymers suspended in an aqueous solution. Basically: rubber particles in water WHAT IS NATURAL LATEX? Natural Latex is a milky substance harvested from rubber tree plants (Havea brasiliensis) which are grown in tropical climate plantations […]

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