When Should Surgery Be Discussed with Sleep Apnea Patients?

An update to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline acknowledges the expanding evidence for surgical interventions for sleep apnea. But some physicians think the guideline doesn’t go far enough. By Jane Kollmer CPAP is the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but when patients struggle with CPAP adherence, surgery may … Read more

Bedding Retailers May Need to Work Harder to Lure Customers » Sleep Savvy

Industry analysist Jerry Epperson forecasts a challenging economy ahead but offers practical ways retailers can attract shoppers’ interest The International Sleep Products Association recently had the opportunity to talk with industry veteran Jerry Epperson about how inflation, inventory buildups and other economic factors are affecting the mattress sector. In addition to his take on the … Read more

Navigating Uncharted Territory » BedTimes Magazine

Jerry Epperson ISPA recently had the opportunity to talk with industry veteran Jerry Epperson, managing director of Mann, Armistead & Epperson, a Richmond, Virginia-based investment banking and research firm that specializes in the furnishings sector, about how inflation, inventory buildups and other economic factors are affecting the mattress manufacturing and retail sectors. EPPERSON: Since the … Read more

New Legislation Aims to Speed ​​Up Prior Authorization Process |

By Michelle Andrews / Kaiser Health News Andrew Bade, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly two decades ago, is acccustomed to all the medical gear he needs to keep his blood sugar under control. His insulin pump contains a disposable insulin cartridge, and a plastic tubing system with an adhesive patch keeps in … Read more

Precision Textiles’ Growth on Point » BedTimes Magazine

New Jersey-based supplier of coated fabrics and nonwovens adds manufacturing plant in North Carolina and plans a third plant for Phoenix Scott Tesser, Precision Textiles president and chief executive officer, grew up in an apparel family but has shifted into fire retardant fabrics. “Our customers rely on us for any FR issue,” he says When … Read more

Laws Find Sweet Success at Sweet Dreams Mattress » Sleep Savvy

Family-operated business builds its Dream Team to help customers get their best rest LOOK, UP IN THE SKY It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Mattman. Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture owners Katy Law, left, and Greg Law, right, pose with “Mattman” (aka store manager Andrew Schlesser) at their store in Cornelius, North Carolina. … Read more

Labor Lag » BedTimes Magazine

Covid-19 made a tough hiring situation even tougher, and the fallout continues to be felt by some mattress manufacturers While the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the mattress industry in myriad ways, from supply chain slowdowns to material shortages, one of the most persistent and frustrating issues has been the shortage of reliable workers to staff … Read more

CBD Infusion 2.0 » BedTimes Magazine

With new legislation possibly on the horizon, CBD may become more mainstream, potentially increasing sales of CBD-infused bedding products Therapedic International debuted its copper-infused Immunity line in January, focusing on health and wellness while pausing the development of its b-calm CBD mattress line. In 2020, at the height of the anxiety-provoking pandemic, cannabidiol, or CBD, … Read more

Underdiagnosis of Sleep Apnea Is a Problem That Tech Can Fix

Advances in home sleep testing may chip away at the number of people who remain undiagnosed while capturing a more accurate calculation of the apnea hypopnea index. By Jane Kollmer There are many barriers that prevent patients from receiving an accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea, says Amir Reuveny, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Wesper, maker … Read more

The Coronavirus Marketplace » Sleep Savvy

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the mattress marketplace in a number of significant ways, a consumer study reveals. Consumers affected by the pandemic are more likely to look for a new mattress, especially a king-size model; purchase sleep accessories like pillows, sheets, mattress pads and mattress protectors; and cite home improvement projects as a trigger … Read more