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“It Feels Like I Am Sleeping In The Clouds” A Mattress Topper Review From A 5 Year Old

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Recently I purchased a memory foam mattress topper for my 5 year old son because the mattress we have for him is not a very expensive (or comfortable one-and he had been complaining about it) so my wife and I figured we could try out a memory foam mattress topper from Rocky Mountain Mattress before trying anything else.

We knew about Rocky Mountain Mattress because a friend had purchased a memory foam mattress through them, and swore by not only the comfort of the mattress, but the customer service level of the company. So because of our friend we decided to give them a try, and it has been the best mattress related decision we have made in a while. We will be purchasing again (by the way) from Rocky Mountain Mattress.

Here is what my 5 year old wanted me to tell Rocky Mountain Mattress about his new memory foam mattress topper that fits perfectly over his existing mattress:

“It feels like I am sleeping in the clouds daddy, and I love my bed now!”

Here is a picture of a memory foam mattress topper sample, to get a better idea how it sits over your current mattress:

memory foam mattress topper

This is the kind of stuff we like hearing at Rocky Mountain Mattress and we know that good sleep is just a conversation away. Please let us know your sleeping situation, and how we can help you improve it.

A Timeline: The History of Mattresses

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

* Neolithic period: The mattress and bed are invented. Beds are raised off the ground to avoid drafts, dirt, and pests. The first mattress probably consists of a pile of leaves, grass, or possibly straw, with animal skins over it.
* 3600 B.C.: Beds made of goatskins filled with water are used in Persia.
* 3400 B.C.: Egyptians sleep on palm boughs heaped in the corners of their homes.
* 200 B.C.: Mattresses in Ancient Rome consist of bags of cloth stuffed with reeds, hay, or wool; the wealthy use feather stuffing.
* 15th century: During the Renaissance, mattresses are made of pea shucks, straw, or sometimes feathers, stuffed into coarse ticks, and covered with velvets, brocades, or silks.
* 16th and 17th centuries: Mattresses are stuffed with straw or down and placed atop a bed consisting of a timber frame with support latticeworks of rope or leather.
* Early 18th century: Mattresses are stuffed with cotton or wool.
* Mid 18th century: Mattress covers begin to be made of quality linen or cotton. The mattress cane box is shaped or bordered, and fillings include natural fibers such as coconut fibre, cotton, wool, and horsehair. The mattress is tufted or buttoned to attach the stuffing to the cover and the edges are stitched.
* 1857: The steel coil spring is invented and is first patented for use in chair seats.
* 1865: The first coil spring construction for bedding is patented.
* 1871: The German Heinrich Westphal invents the inner spring mattress. He later died in poverty, never having profited from his invention.
* 1873: Sir James Paget presents a waterbed designed by Neil Arnott to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital as a treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers.
* 1885: J.P. Leggett patents improvements to the steel coil bedspring. His innovative method of coupling the springs and attaching them to wooden bed slats launched a successful partnership with C.B. Platt, which eventually became Leggett & Platt, Inc.
* 1895: A few waterbeds, which resemble large hot water bottles, are sold via mail order by the British store Harrod’s.
* Late 19th century: The box-spring is invented, making mattresses less lumpy.
* 1900: James Marshall of Simmons Bedding Company invents the pocket coil mattress
* 1906: Sealy Mattress Company forms after buying all patents and knowledge from a local inventor.
* 1929: The most expensive mattresses are constructed of latex rubber and are produced by Dunlopillow.
* 1930s: Innerspring mattresses and upholstered foundations become widely used, and artificial fillers become common. Pocket spring mattresses, which consist of individual springs sewn into linked fabric bags, are introduced.
* 1931: Orders’ Mattress is established in South Carolina
* 1940s: The futon is introduced in North America.
* 1950: Sealy introduced the Posturepedic mattress designed in conjunction with Orthopedic surgeons.
* 1950s: Foam rubber mattresses and pillows are available for purchase.
* 1958: The Simmons Company introduces the Queen size and King size mattress.
* 1960s: The modern waterbed is introduced and gains its first widespread use with the invention of vinyl. Adjustable beds gain popularity.
* 1970s: NASA invents material that later becomes known as memory foam[2].
* 1971: Selther is established in Mexico City.
* 1980s: Air mattresses constructed of Vulcanized Rubber or vinyl are introduced.
* 1981: Comfortaire invents the air bed mattress with remote control.
* 1987: Select Comfort creator of the Sleep Number is introduced in North America.
* 1992: Tempur-Pedic introduces a mattress made from memory foam.
* 2003: ZeroGravityBed introduces changeable and replaceable components in their adjustable mattresses.
* 2005: Selther introduces in Mexico, Latin America and the US a mattress made from dispersion chambers and latex foam known as Flotek.
* 2007: Park Place Corporation invents a aroma therapy mattress infused with lavender.

Monday, May 19th, 2008

With ten inches of Bayer foam providing a comfortable, supportive cushion, sleeping will never be the same after experiencing it on the Sundance Memory Foam Mattress. The combination of 3.3 inches of 4 pound Bayer Memory Foam for comfort, 3 inches of Bayer Convoluted Foam for fresh air movement, and mid-body lumbar support fuse to create a heavenly sleeping experience. The midbody lumbar support offers just the right amount of reinforcement on the back, shoulders, neck, and hips.

Using the same technology designed and made famous by NASA, the four pound Bayer Softcel Memory Foam is heat-sensitive to create a personalized amount of support and firmness. Each feature combines together with the delightfully soft, durable FiberLux microfiber fabric cover featuring a beautiful floral design and soft, elegant shell color to create a truly dreamlike night of sleep. The mattress is shipped completely assembed. Our mattresses are packaged when your order is placed, so it will arrive “fresh” at your door with as little time as possible in packaging.

memory foam mattress

Features & Highlights
* 3.3″ Four pound Bayer Softcel Memory Foam
* 3″ Bayer Ultracel Convoluted Foam
* 3.7″ Bayer Ultracel Support Foam
* Bayer Ultracel mid-body Lumbar Support
* Luxury FiberLux microfiber hypoallergenic cover
* 10″ mattress profile
* Lifetime warranty

Don’t Forget The Most Important Item When Going Camping This Weekend

Friday, May 16th, 2008

What am I talking about? I am talking about the Rocky Mountain Mattress folding bed, or custom mattress if you own an RV of course! The reason I am bringing this is up because I was talking with a friend of my neighbors last week who is going camping this weekend, and decided to finally order a custom mattress for his RV from us because he was sick and tired of his (so called) mattress in his RV.

As he was sharing with me how awful the “pad of cheap foam” (hes not even giving it the credit of being called a mattress) was in his RV, and how he has the hardest time sleeping. Its funny to me to think about all the prep that goes into such a fun weekend – all the food, the games, the fishing, the relaxing and then there is the sleeping part which is the most important part of the trip that people never prepare for.

If you are planning many fun outings this summer with your RV, trailer, camper or tent even then make sure you are thinking about the good nights sleep you will need to be prepared for all the hiking, fishing and fun outdoor activities you will be doing. Rocky Mountain Mattress offers product that will be the perfect solution for any need you may have when it comes to sleeping in the outdoors.

I have taken many good naps on the Rocky Mountain Mattress folding bed and let me tell you; It is the most comfortable “portable” mattress I have ever slept on, and I promise you that it will be the most comfortable “portable mattress” you will ever sleep on too. I have even chosen it over regular spring mattresses when I have visited family or friends at their houses, or during vacations.

For more information about our custom mattresses, contact Lane:

By phone: (801) 824-5503
By email: lane@rockymountainmattress.com

If you are interested in the folding bed just click on the link or this picture to learn more:

Folding Memory Foam Bed for Camping

Our Commitent to Service, Quality, and Price

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Here at Rocky Mountain Mattress, we are committed to providing you with the best possible experience when buying a mattress. I recently found a quote that I thought was appropriate to our mantra.

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”
-Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com Founder)

The “memory foam mattress” industry is extremely competitive, especially on the web. Because of this we have tried to create the reputation of great customer service, the highest quality product, and competitive prices so that our customers will keep coming back.

I found it ironic that the most appropriate quote comes from the founder of the most successful web marketplace in the history of the internet. Reputation is an absolute necessity online. Because it is all you have. If you walk into a mattress store (or any other for that matter), you can touch the product, speak to someone for help, and compare products. And purchasing anything on the web is a drastically different experience. That experience is based on trust. Trust that the site is going to do what they promised. Trust that the product is going to be quality, trust that if something goes wrong, the company will stand behind their name and deliver.

That is why we at Rocky Mountain Mattress are determined to earn your trust and become your only source for the best in Memory Foam Mattresses.

8 lb Venus Memory Foam vs. 5 lb Sensus Memory Foam

Monday, May 12th, 2008

The 8 lb Venus Memory Foam:

The 5 lb Sensus Memory Foam:

This Would NOT HAPPEN On A Memory Foam Mattress

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

With memory foam beds from Rocky Mountain Mattress, there are no springs. The foam absorbs all the shock your body places on it. This gives you the best possible night’s sleep, and prevents you from hitting your head on any ceilings!!!

What Is Memory Foam?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Little bits of heaven, thats what.

But seriously, exactly what is memory foam?

Memory foam is made from polyurethane with additional chemicals that add to its viscosity level, thereby increasing its density. It is often referred to as visco-elastic polyurethane foam. Depending on the chemicals used and its overall density, it is firmer in cool temperatures and softer when warm. Higher density memory foam reacts to body heat which allows it to mould itself to the shape of a warm body within a few minutes.

What makes it so much better than a normal mattress?

Memory Foam Mattresses provide much more natural support for your body as you sleep. They last longer than normal mattresses. They allow you to rest comfortably and wake up without any aches or pains.

Who invented memory foam?

Memory foam was originally developed by NASA to decrease the very high pressure caused by the extreme g-force occurring during the take-off of the space shuttle. It was never used in the space program but was subsequently used medically, for example by patients who used to lie in bed on hard or very firm mattresses for long periods of time without regularly moving such as being bed-bound after a paralyzing stroke. The pressure over some of their bony regions decreased or stopped the blood flow to the region causing horrific pressure sores and/or gangrene. Memory foam mattresses helped hugely to decrease such events.

Why is a Memory Foam Mattress so much heavier than a normal one?

A memory foam mattress is usually denser than an ordinary foam mattress. This makes it more supportive but also heavier. It is often seen as a good compromise between the comfort of a soft mattress and the supportiveness of a firm one.

Source: Wikipedia

4 Methods For A Green Mattress Removal

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

May 2, 2008 – On April 28, 2008 one of the Rocky Mountain Mattress sales managers was asked a fairly simple question “what is the best way to dispose of an old mattress?” Normally, he would have responded to this question by saying something like “Not sure there is a best way? maybe your city municipality can come pick it up for you?” However, his response required a little more thought as the present question had been prefaced with this rhetorical question “RMM is really big into being earth conscious, right?”

This customer’s questions have spawned a Rocky Mountain Mattress quest to determine the most earth-friendly ways to dispose of an old mattress. RMM would like to share with the general public a list of helpful suggestions for getting rid of an old bed.

The suggestions are listed in no particular order:
1. Use a professional junk removal service that recycles. Today there are many reasonably priced companies that will come to your house and pick up “junk”. The best part is many of these companies work exceedingly hard to either donate or recycle the “junk” that they pick up.

Helpful resources:
1-800-GOT-JUNK? http://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en/)
*donates or recycles 60% of the junk they pick up.

Express Junk Removal www.expressjunkremoval.com/recycle.asp)
*recycles 70% of the junk they pick up

2. Recycle. Many areas of the United States have local recycling programs. Contact your local municipality to find out if there is a recycling program available in your area.

Helpful resources:
http://earth911.org/recycling -
*features a great online tool for finding a recycling or re-use station in your area.

3. Sell. While it is not always recommended to “pass-on” old beds there is a market for second hand products.
Helpful resources:
http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites.html
www.ebay.com

4. Donate: As previously stated it is not always recommended to donate an old mattress and many charities will not accept used mattresses for health reasons. However, this is a great way to get rid of your “old junk”. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Contact your local charities.

Helpful resources:
http://www.Freecycle.org
*gifting organization that has reduced waste in landfills by over 300 tons a day

http://www.charitynavigator.org
*useful site for finding local charities

Rocky Mountain Mattress announces new Green Mattress Removal Reminder Service

Starting May 1, 2008, Rocky Mountain Mattress will provide each new mattress-purchasing customer with a list of helpful suggestions for dispose of their old mattress the green way! Go Green.

For more information about Going Green with Rocky Mountain Mattress, please visit: http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/green-c-29.html

For more information: http://www.rockymountainmattress.com
Contact: lane@rockymountainmattress.com

Advertising in the Mattress Business: What NOT To Do.

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

At Rocky Mountain Mattress, we prefer to give our customers a discount instead of spending our money on advertising that will drive customers away.

Case in point:

This is how we can offer you $299 off of any mattress purchase and 2 free memory pillows. Please enjoy the savings more than the videos!

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