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Waterbeds Used to Be Cool – What Happened?

September 28, 2021 11:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As waterbeds gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, people soon discovered that sleeping on mattresses filled with water may have been trendy… but not entirely practical. Read on to discover some of the reasons waterbeds are not ideal, as well as why waterbeds were discontinued in mainstream. Early origins The first waterbed was developed as part of a Master’s thesis project at San Francisco State University. Charles Hall, the inventor of the waterbed, made a prototype mattress filled with starch and Jell-O, eventually refining it into a mattress made of vinyl and filled with water. It was an invention... View Article

Did You Know There Are Fire-Resistant Mattresses Available That Could Save Your Life?

September 13, 2021 3:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most shoppers looking for a new mattress focus on how firm or soft it is—but what they might not think about is whether the mattress contains fire-retardant chemicals and how fire-resistant mattresses can save lives. Per 2007 safety regulations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), all mattresses must contain flame retardants that can withstand exposure to an open flame for extended periods. These chemicals help ensure folks have time to get out of their beds if a fire should break out while they’re asleep. The CPSC estimates that the fire-retardant chemicals found in a mattress save 270 lives... View Article