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Got Sleep? Partners With Nothing But Nets to Send Mosquito Nets to Africa

Furniture World News Desk on 11/26/2013

A family of three sleeps together under their net. Photo by Talia Frenkel.

Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies due to malaria, a disease that is contracted at night. In an effort to protect families from mosquito-borne malaria, Got Sleep? reported that it has partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. An innovative new specialty sleep store that assists on-the-go mall shoppers in alleviating their common sleep problems, Got Sleep? aims to help customers achieve their best rest.

Families in areas with high rates of malaria live in constant fear of contracting this mosquito-borne disease. The easiest and most cost-effective method of prevention is by using long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets that protect families from the potentially deadly bite of a mosquito while they sleep. For each sleep system purchased in Got Sleep? stores, the company will donate funds to Nothing But Nets for two insecticide-treated bed nets. Each net will protect one family from mosquito bites, allowing them to sleep safely and soundly.

“Giving back is core to the culture of our company,” said Mike Wilson, executive vice president of marketing for Got Sleep?. “We were compelled by the stories of these families who can’t sleep without concern for their health and wellbeing, and our ability to help do something about it. Working alongside the United Nations Foundation and in collaboration with the Nothing But Nets campaign, we are hoping to donate more than 1,300 nets by the end of the year.”
Since 2006, the Nothing But Nets campaign, working with its UN partners, has delivered more than 7 million bed nets and continues giving back by partnering with companies such as Got Sleep? to raise awareness of the epidemic and encourage donations to fund sending the nets to Africa. Malaria deaths have dropped by one-third in the past decade, thanks to the continuous help from such donations.

“Got Sleep? is making sure families sleep comfortably – both here at home on a Got Sleep? sleep system or across Africa under a life-saving bed net,” said Nothing But Nets director Chris Helfrich. “It is through generous partnerships like this one that we’re able to help those most vulnerable stay safe from malaria.”

Got Sleep? has currently donated more than 690 nets. For more information on Got Sleep’s collaboration with the Nothing But Nets campaign, please visit www.gotsleep.com.

About Got Sleep?: An innovative new specialty sleep store, Got Sleep? provides on-the-go mall shoppers with a comfortable, convenient environment to explore the most highly advanced sleep systems available from Tempur-Pedic? and iComfort? by Serta. Got Sleep? helps solve the common sleep problems of discerning customers searching for a healthier, happier quality of life. With premier sleep systems, a comprehensive pillow bar, and accessories designed to provide exceptional comfort and relieve common sleep difficulties, Got Sleep?’s Sleep Advisors guide customers through understanding the essentials of an effective sleep system, from mattresses and foundations to pillows and sheets. Got Sleep? stores are located in Washington, Idaho and California. Stop searching and start sleeping. For more information, please visit www.gotsleep.com

About Nothing But Nets: Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Since then, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $45 million to send more than 7 million bed nets. Campaign partners include the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.