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About Us

Once Upon a Bedtime

Nearly 40 years and many restless nights ago, a group of like-minded folks wanted to educate the world about the critical relationships between sleep, good health and quality of life. This wise group knew the humble mattress was overlooked and it wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. There had to be a better way. With an unbiased voice, the Better Sleep Council was formed – bedding leaders and sleep experts who represent a cross-section of the sleep products industry, with the noble goal of helping people start every day with a good night’s rest.

More on the Better Sleep Council

Established in 1978, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) is the consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association devoted to educating the public about the critical relationship between sleep, good health and quality of life, as well as the value of the mattress and sleep environment in the pursuit of a good night’s sleep. With an unbiased voice, the BSC is comprised of bedding leaders and sleep experts who represent a cross-section of the mattress industry.

Better Sleep Council Members

Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie, Retail Marketing Director, Tempur-Sealy International

Mary Best, Editorial Director, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines

Pete Bils, VP, Sleep Innovation & Director, Clinical Sleep Research, Select Comfort Corporation (BSC Past Chairman)

Jill Farnsworth Bibo, Vice President of Retail Sales at McRoskey Mattress Company

Guy Eckert, Executive Vice President at Outlast Technologies

Scott Frisch, VP Business Development, Creative Ticking

Sunni Goodman, Vice President of Communications, MFRM Family of Brands

Mark Hobson, President, Colonial LLC (BSC Chairman)

Mark Kinsley, Staff VP of Marketing, Bedding Group, Leggett & Platt, Inc.

Brent Limer, Director of New Business Development, Hickory Springs Manufacturing

Susan Mathes, VP, Brand Relations, Therapedic International

Michelle Montgomery, VP Marketing Communications, Simmons Bedding Company

Kenny Parrish, Country Manager at Devan US Inc.

Mary Helen Rogers, VP Marketing & Communications, International Sleep Products Association

Julia Rosien, Brand Engineer, Restonic Mattress Corp.

Dan Schecter, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing, Carpenter Company (BSC Vice President)

Stephen Stickler, Vice President, Ashley Sleep, Ashley Furniture Industries

Don Wright, Chairman & CMO, Wright Global Graphics