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The Importance of Sleep for Athletes

New research shows the role of sleep for peak performance. If you’re an athlete — or the parent of one — you know frequent practice...




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“Take 5” | The Sleep Angle at Symphony Sleep

Meet John Schulte, CEO of Symphony Sleep, and get a first glimpse of all...

“Take 5” | New Products and Sustainable Design at Paramount

Paramount Sleep President Richard Fleck discusses the company’s expanded partnership with luxe bed maker...

“Take 5” | A Look Inside Ashley Bedding Division’s Latest Innovations...

In this "Take 5" episode, Brad Rogers from Ashley Bedding Division discusses the company's...

Calming Color Trends: Exploring the Psychology of Hues in Design

The 2024 colors of the year bring a sense of calm. Think of your favorite color. Whatever comes to mind is one of the nearly...

Shop Talk by Sleep Savvy | Year in Review

This year brought technological advancements, a brand new website, and ups and downs in our industry. Through it all, Shop Talk has been here...

How to Manage Children’s Sleep During the Holiday Season

While this time of year is packed with fun holiday activities, it’s also ripe for sleep disruptions. Between gatherings with families and friends and...

What I Learned From Mattress Mack

40 years of retail visits revealed that the journey to excellence is ongoing. Suddenly, I was in charge of the mattress department at Gallery Furniture. But...

Beauty Sleep While on the Go

How to feel well-rested when traveling. With the holidays upon us, you’re likely in for a bit of traveling. Whether it’s by plane, train or...

Making History

From the earliest iterations of sleep products to now, innovation is the cornerstone of the industry. Every night, we fall asleep on mattresses, rest our...

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2023 Sleep Survey

Did you know that November is National Sleep Comfort Month? To coincide, U.S. News & World Report released its annual survey regarding the sleep...

Weekend Sleep Warriors

It takes more than two days to recover from a week of poor sleep, according to research. Sleeping Less Than Five Hours: A Risk to...

Imagining a Dramatic New Look for Mattress Stores

Immersive Van Gogh shows and Barnes & Noble transformation offer clues for change. It’s time to imagine an exciting new future for mattress stores. Our...

Have You Experienced Sleep Paralysis? The Science Behind the Spooky Phenomenon

Sleep paralysis is an unsettling occurrence of waking up but feeling as though you can’t move. According to the Sleep Foundation, 75% of those...

New Study Reveals the Apps Keeping Americans Up at Night

So, you’ve had a long day and it is time for bed. Do you go straight to sleep or reach for your phone, ready...

Taking a Beat

Even in slower moments, opportunities abound. Hello, everyone! In Beth English’s column in the July/August issue, she was kind enough to introduce me. For those...

What Country Gets the Best Night’s Sleep? 2023 Worldwide Sleep Habits

Getting a good night’s rest knows no borders — after all, all human beings require sleep — but some countries’ populations are better than...

Day in the Life

If you studied how people across the world spend their time, here’s what an average day would look like. No matter what we do with...

Selling the Better Sleep Package

Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture wins with a powerful package strategy. There’s a lot of talk in mattress retail circles about selling better sleep. But...

The Future Is Here

Smartbeds offer personalization and ways to improve sleep and health. In 2005, I traveled to Seattle on a work trip. One of the highlights was...

A Soft Dive Into Design

Shifman Mattress Co. is building a design trade program, being sure to separate designers from retailers. At High Point Market in October 2021, Shifman Mattress...

Is Your City Wide Awake or Sleepy?

New research from Amerisleep blog shows places where noise, light and caffeine are keeping people up and alert Based on populations of 200,000 residents or...

Sleep Tight

New research from the Better Sleep Council reveals the habits and environmental factors getting in the way of a good night’s sleep. For many, it’s...

Up Close and Personal

Selling mattresses isn’t just about business. It’s about making lives better. Someone recently asked me to name my favorite movies. I had to think about...

Talking Design Trends With Thom Filicia

The celebrity designer shares his thoughts on why it’s important for designers and retailers to work together. World-renowned interior designer Thom Filicia counts Jennifer Lopez...