• 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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  • October 11, 2014 - Marshall Coyle

    SAATVA ? One Picture from An Owner

    Nearly new  Saatva Picture posted on the internet by very unhappy customer.   Claims that there is a void under the canyon.  

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  • Kansas State University Institute Groundbreaking Research Finds Innerspring The Coolest. Leggett and Platt from Carthage, Mo, sponsored testing to identify the mattress construction that retains the least heat. Innersprings Appear to Sleep Cooler Recent research from Kansas State University’s Institute for Environmental Research demonstrates that innerspring mattresses provide and maintain a cooler and more comfortable sleep […]

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  • Which Is Best: Platform Bed, Box Spring, or Foundation? Synthetic Foam or Latex Foam? The simple answer is, “all of the above”, but there are rules.   Follow them and you will find happiness in bed. The accurate answer depends on the type of mattress that will go on top.  If you follow these simple rules […]

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  • I get mail, lots of mail  every day asking for advice.  Many, actually most of the questions are answered in this blog and I no longer can promptly answer much of my mail     If your answer is already in the blog, it can be found by using the search box at left, please feel free to write. […]

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  • I regret to inform you that most of the mattress review sites on the internet are at best, not trustworthy, and at worst, are outright fiction, paid for by internet-only mattress sellers to praise their product over others.    For much of my long life I never needed to question the published member reviews in Consumer Reports. All appeared […]

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  • April 4, 2014 - Marshall Coyle

    Top 2014 Consumer Reports mattresses

    2014 Consumer Reports Ratings: Serta, Charles P. Rogers, & Simmons Earn Top Grades In Lab Tests. The top-rated mattress retailer  again is a factory-direct franchise operator, Original Mattress Factory with most stores in Ohio  and  at the bottom of the list and the least best for two years in a row is Sleepys, an East Coast large specialty retailer […]

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  • March 1, 2014 - Marshall Coyle

    I am the Old Bed Guy.

    Welcome to the Old Bed Guy. I am said old bed guy and have been involved in the bed and bedding industry for over 60 years, and life in general, for more than 84 years. I have seen it all.  I constantly shop the web, read trade papers, visit a route of many local stores […]

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  • For oatmeal, yes.  For mattresses, usually not. This is true for most foam and all innerspring mattresses, and there is a personal connection to the phenomenon.  I am sure that I did not invent “perceived value”, but back in the ‘fifties, I thought I did. All innerspring mattresses were padded on both sides and never thicker […]

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  • January 23, 2014 - Marshall Coyle

    MATTRESS FICTIONS AND FACTS

    A shopper journeying through the internet will reveal countless websites claiming that they will share the revealed truth about the comfort, quality , and value of brand name mattresses. Google finds about 634,000 websites if you type in “Mattress Reviews”. Most of them appearing in the top listings seem to be owned by retailers or […]

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