• 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 for Environmental Research 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 […]

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  • The simple answer is, “all of the above”, but there are rules. The accurate answer depends on the type of mattress that will go on top.  If you follow these simple rules you will get a lot more satisfaction from your new mattress and platform, foundation, or box-spring. A  box spring has a small number of […]

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  • I get mail, lots of mail  every day asking for advice.  Most of it is help in navigating the mattress jungle.   If you need any other bed related topic than which mattress is best for you, please indicate the topic in the subject line.   When you email oldbedguy@gmail.com with any size note covering whatever is on your mind, […]

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  • I am sorry 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 the untrustworthy internet-only mattress sellers to recommend their product over others.    For much of my long life I never had a reason to question the […]

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  • 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 83 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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  • November 3, 2013 - Marshall Coyle

    Why You May Need A Special Platform Bed Mattress

    I am “The Old Bed Guy” who has seen and done it all in the bed business. Sixty years ago, a then virtually unknown mattress company called “Sealy” came up with a slogan that endured for forty years and was responsible for millions of lost sleep hours. “No Morning Backache From Sleeping On a Too […]

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