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Mattress Sales Rise in the 2nd Quarter

Sales for mattresses for the second quarter of 2013 have risen to 4.7% compared to last year’s same time period, according to the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA).

Revenues and shipments of units also increased, which has given the industry its much needed boost. The said report comprises innerspring and non-innerspring mattress sales from companies that are part of the ISPA, which is about 15 mattress producers, specifically:

Corsicana Bedding Fraenkel Bedding Jamison Bedding Kingsdown Inc. Omaha Bedding Restonic Inc. Select Comfort Serta Inc. Simmons Bedding Co. Southerland Inc. Standard Mattress Co. Tempur Sealy Inc. And three other unnamed companies
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3 US States Now With Mattress Recycling Legislations

Rhode Island is the third US state to finally pass its own mattress recycling law that will help the industry and the local government deal with the proper disposal of old mattresses. The legislation, which was passed early this week, encourages non-profit organizations to collect mattresses for recycling, for a certain fee. This legislation is endorsed by the ISPA.

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New Standards for Crib Mattresses Issued by ISPA

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) and its key working group and members has drafted a new crib mattress standard or guideline that the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), a regulating body, has just approved.  This new standard is aimed at a better and safer sleep environment that will help prevent SIDS and other threats and accidents for babies and infants while sleeping.

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Mattress Industry Report for 2012

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has released its annual Mattress Industry Report. The 2012 Edition covers data on mattress sales and trends in the US and International markets. Many industry insiders benefit from this report because it provides them with data for projecting industry growth.

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Mattress Sales To Continue to Rise?

For the next two years, sales of US mattress will continue to rise, according to industry experts from the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). This projected status is both applicable in sales value as well as the number of demands for new mattresses. Forecaster say that for the first few months of 2013, the expected gain would be at around 2.3% in quantity of shipment, while it can grow to as much as 4.5% by the following year.

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Mattress Industry Gains in January

According to the International Sleep Products Association’s index, sales for the month of January 2012 have been brisk for the mattress industry. There was at least an 18.5% gain with units sold, as well as a 29% gain in shipments.

This index takes into account some 18 popular bedding producers in the country. This is good news for the industry, however, the same index also indicates that high sales is not expected to be the same all throughout the year.

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Mattress Sales Down in February

 As may have been expected, mattress sales continue to be on a slump in February, according to the International Sleep Products Association’s bedding barometer.

The report indicates that sales went down 15.6%

This barometer indicates the activities of about 18 leading mattress producers in America and comprises about 45.9% of the shipments and 58.1% of the wholesale dollar value.

More mattress recycling program spearheaded this summer…

More mattress recycling program spearheaded this summer…

Following in Duluth’s Mattress Program, Hennepin County will also begin a similar with mattress recycling operation in the Twin Cities.

According to the MinnPost, the said program, when implemented efficiently and properly, results in the following based on Duluth’s numbers:

9 pounds of cotton in a mattress (average) 25 pounds of steel in a mattress (average) 1,500 mattresses a month to Duluth Goodwill Industries (and growing!) 360 pounds per cubic yard–compaction rate of mattresses 1,600 pounds per cubic yard–compaction rate of garbage without mattresses
Research Confirms Benefit of New Mattress to Health

Research Confirms Benefit of New Mattress to Health

A university study done at the Oklahoma State University on the benefits of a new mattress to better sleep was published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics last March. (March 2008 Journal of Applied Ergonomics, Volume 39, Issue 2, Pages 247-254; Article 15)

Per reports from International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), the study was conducted among 59 participants and had the following results: reduced back pain (62.8 percent), reduced shoulder pain (62.4 percent), reduced back stiffness (58.4 percent), improved sleep quality (64.4 percent) and sleep comfort (69.96 percent). The study also reported that body pains were more recurring in those that originally slept on the cheapest mattress.

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