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ISPA EXPO has an App!

Brought to you by BedTimes magazine… ISPA EXPO can be at your finger tips when you are on the go! Access everything you need to know about the EXPO including a current list of exhibitors, show floor and walking map, schedule, event planner and more! Search ISPAEXPO to download the free app at the App […]


Although ISPA EXPO does not offer onsite translation services at the event, you may choose to hire your own private translator by contacting the following service directly. We encourage you to contact this service in advance to inquire about pricing and make your arrangements. ProLingo Contact: Sabine Blaha 5075 Forsyth Commerce Road Orlando, FL 32807 […]


We are only months away from ISPA EXPO in Orlando, FL!  As we continue our preparations, we need to start considering appropriate candidates for ISPA’s Russell L. Abolt Exceptional Service Award, to be presented Friday March 11, 2016 during the Industry Breakfast at ISPA EXPO. Please provide your input on possible nominees for this award. […]


BSC WELCOMES NEW LEADERSHIP AND MEMBERS: Mark Hobson, chair; Dan Schecter, vice chair; and new members  Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie, Julia Rosien and Don Wright  (Alexandria, VA) – The Better Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the mattress industry trade group the International Sleep Products Association, today announced several leadership changes and welcomed three new members. Pete Bils, […]

Take Action to Prevent Mattress Tariffs

As previously reported, U.S. mattresses exported to Canada and potentially Mexico have become a target for retaliatory tariffs as part of an ongoing trade dispute between the United States and those two countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for certain cuts of meat violate international […]

Be on the Lookout for BedTimes Magazine

The 96-page March issue of BedTimes magazine, arriving this week in your mailbox and available online, is chock full of stories you won’t want to miss. Take a look at the new products and trends spotted at the Las Vegas Market. Read the first installment of a planned four-part series on our proud 100-year history. […]

We want your photos ASAP!

We’re in the midst of finishing up a both a presentation about the history of the bedding industry and the association, which will be presented at the Centennial Gala Celebration at the Industry Conference AND writing up a historical summary for BedTimes magazine. But we need your help — please dig into your company photo files […]

Heimtextil, the international trade fair as seen by ISPA

While most of us were getting ready for the Las Vegas Market, many of our European supplier counterparts were taking part in Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles that takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany. The International Sleep Products Association sent me – former BedTimes Editor in Chief – Jane […]

What to eat and what NOT to eat before bed!

There are thousands of diets and we can go on a particular diet for many reasons. It’s important to remember that the best reason to go on any diet is to improve your health. Did you know that an important part of your health isn’t only your nutrition? You can improve your health by improving your […]

Connecticut Department Of Energy & Environmental Protection Approves Mattress Recycling Council’s Plan - Statewide Mattress Recycling Program To Begin May 1

Alexandria, VA – On December 31, 2014 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) approved the Connecticut Mattress Stewardship Plan developed by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the statewide mattress recycling program established by Public Act 13-42.  This makes Connecticut the […]