Monday, August 29, 2005

Costly Comforts

A good nights sleep is important for worker productivity and safety ...

"Technically, it's possible to sleep on a bed of nails. Ouch!

As unpleasant as that sounds, if the nails are placed properly they can support a person's body weight without impaling him, said Alan Hedge, a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University. But don't expect to hear that fact from any of the specialty bed stores that have popped up in Tampa Bay area in recent years.

Through some savvy marketing, high-end mattress companies such as Tempur- Pedic, Select Comfort and Dormia have convinced millions of people nationwide to spend double or triple what they might ordinarily spend on a mattress set.

At Dormia's new International Plaza store, it's not unusual for the company to sell a $5,800 adjustable mattress set, said Phil Digiacobbe, Dormia's Florida district manager."   continued ...   (Via Tampa Tribune)

Adjustable Matress - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

All for a good nights sleep.

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