Once Upon a Bedtime

About Us

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

  • Brent Limer, Chief Sales Officer, Latexco LLC (BSC Chair)
  • Susan Mathes, VP, Brand Relations, Therapedic International (Vice Chair)
  • Julia Rosien, VP Brand & Digital Marketing, Restonic Mattress Corp (Past Chair)
  • Andrew Long, Senior Director Brand Marketing, SSB, Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC
  • G’Nai Blakemore, Director of Public Relations, MFRM Family of Brands
  • John Burn, Director Customer Marketing, Tempur Sealy International
  • Kenny Parrish, Country Manager, DEVAN NORTH AMERICA
  • Lisa Stansbury-Humphrey, President, Fred’s Bed
  • Phil Iuliano, CEO, Jomel Industries, Inc.
  • Stephen Stickler, Vice President – Ashley Sleep, Ashley Furniture Industries
  • Tim Witherell, VP and General Manager HSM Bedding, Hickory Springs Manufacturing
  • Todd Councilman, Sr. Business Development Manager, Woodbridge INOAC
  • William D. Wright, Chairman & CMO, Wright Global Graphics
  • Mary Best, Editorial Director, BedTimes and SleepSavvy
  • Mary Helen Rogers, VP Marketing & Communications, ISPA
  • Christine Hallett, Marketing Assistant, ISPA

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