Over the years, there have been many companies that have produced mattresses, but out of all those, two stand out above the others. If you are looking to invest in a new mattress, Sealy and Simmons, who have been making quality sleep systems for over a century, are worth checking out.
The name Sealy came about in 1881 when Daniel Haynes began making and selling mattresses to his friends and neighbors in the town of the same name in Texas. His product, which became known as ‘The Mattress from Sealy’, proved to be so popular that in no time, he began to take orders from outside the city. To help satisfy demand, Haynes sold his ideas and knowledge to other manufacturers that would create the product and keep the same name. It was in 1906, that Haynes eventually sold the business to a company that kept the name of Sealy.
Over forty years later, in 1950, Sealy introduced the Posturepedic. This Sealy mattress would become one of the best-known mattresses in history and is still sold today. The Posturepedic mattress uses a patented coil made of heavy gauge steel that is double heat tempered to help maintain its shape. Other mattresses offered by Sealy include the True Form or Memory foam sleep set and the Spring Free model that features a latex foam core.
Sealy also manufacture under the Stearns and Foster and Basset brands, and together, they hold the largest share of the bedding market in North America.
The Simmons Company began back in 1870 and before long, were rapidly growing into a leader in the bedding industry. As time went on and with increased research and technology, they began to demand more and more from each mattress that was designed. By the 1920’s Simmons had become a household name and was being endorsed by such famous people as Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Ford, H.G. Wells and Thomas Edison. In the 1940’s they turned to such glamorous stars as Dorothy Lamour and Maureen O’Hara as spokespersons. Today, the Simmons Beautyrest is one of the best-known brand names in America.
Simmons pride themselves on continuing to offer more and more choices to the consumer. One area in which they have led the way is the size of the mattresses that they offer. In 1958, they were the first company to introduce the queen size and king size mattress to the public. It was in 2001 that they again led the way with the unveiling of the Olympic queen size bed. This features ten percent more sleeping space but still fits on a standard queen size frame.
Today, Simmons offers a mattress to fit every need. They offer high quality crib mattresses and sets designed just for children. Their Beautyrest mattress is available in four levels of quality which are Classic, World Class, Exceptionale, and World Class Exceptionale.
Apart from their innerspring sleep sets, they now produce a memory foam mattress called Beautyrest Caresse, the Lux Aire that is an air-filled system and finally the Natural Spring, which is a soft sided waterbed.
Although not your only choice for a high-quality mattress, if consistent high standards and a name that you can trust are important to you, you will not go far wrong investing in a mattress from either Simmons or Sealy.