If a Mattress Could Talk

February 24, 2017

I often like to pass along this personal story from a saleslady, Anne, who worked for us for many years.  Anne had a gorgeous German Shepherd and this dog, like many others, had the same sleeping spot every night, which happened to be on the floor next to Anne’s bed.

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Years went by and Anne decided she needed a new mattress so she purchased a popular memory foam from us and quite enjoyed it. However soon after purchase, she noticed something curious about her dog’s usual sleeping routine. Her dog would now come into her bedroom when she went to bed, lie down on the floor for a little while and then would get up and go sleep the rest of the night in the living room. It seemed a little out of character but Anne didn’t think much of it at the time and assumed maybe he suddenly found it more comfortable in the living room.  Fast forward several years and we bring in the Vispring line of natural mattresses from England.

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  Anne was able to go tour the factory and see the quality of natural materials that go into a Vispring bed and was hooked.  She ordered one for herself and then anxiously awaited its arrival.  The new bed arrived and it was everything that she had hoped it would be.  What was most interesting was that two days after the new bed was delivered Anne’s dog once again slept on the floor next to her bed all night long.  I can’t tell you for certain why this happened but it has been proven that foam mattresses emit chemicals that we humans cannot detect. Everyone knows a dog’s sense of smell is far better than any humans, so detecting these chemicals in the air would be no problem for them.   The only thing that changed in her bedroom was the mattress.  I for one know that I don’t want to be spending 8 hours a night sleeping on something that is emitting chemicals into the air that I’m breathing all night and yet many people make this choice every day

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