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SexySleep Tip #3- Fielding Questions About Sex & Mattresses

Furniture World News Desk on 6/11/2013

Tip #3: Leggett & Platt surveyed more than 100 bedding industry retail sales associates (RSAs) as a part of the SexySleep research. The components manufacturer learned that 87% of RSAs have fielded a question about sex in relation to a mattress during the sales process, yet most have never received any company training on handling intimacy questions. Not unlike a good night’s sleep, sex is relevant to consumers and it’s naturally connected to the mattress.

Through conducting the SexySleep research, Leggett & Platt learned that some consumers equate quality of sleep with quality of sex. One participant said, “If I’m well rested I’ll have better sex.” And, if a mattress delivers both, people tend to be more satisfied. Since there is a natural correlation between a mattress and sex, Leggett & Platt wanted to provide the mattress industry with consumer insights about intimacy and the mattress.

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About The Research: The SexySleep research was commissioned by Leggett & Platt and conducted in Las Vegas by independent research group POCO Labs (random sample, n=255 U.S. men and woman 21+). The products chosen were selected in conjunction with GoodBed.com. Read more about the SexySleep research at Ultimate-Hybrid.com.

About Leggett & Platt®: Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs, and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Leggett & Platt serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a “Who’s Who” of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 130-year-old company (founded 1883) is made of 20 business units, 18,000 employee-partners and 130 facilities located in 18 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. producer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) components for office furniture; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet cushion; f) adjustable beds; and g) bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing, and quilting.

About GoodBed.com: GoodBed.com, is the leading online research destination for mattress shoppers. GoodBed features comprehensive mattress-related product and store information. The site was designed as a single, unified resource that can help consumers with all aspects of their mattress purchase — from 'what to buy' to 'where to buy' and even 'how to buy.'


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