Simmons second century
A story of citizenship
who qualifies in the National Merit Scholarship program. We have always been very fair with the consumer-the final arbiter of our destiny. "Mr. Simmons stands behind every bed" is more than a joke. We do stand one hundred percent behind our products. Indeed, we were the first in the mattress industry to give a stated warranty against structural defects. Perhaps the most dramatic example of Simmons' concern with the consumer is our million dollar plus investment in pure research into Ours is a story of concern for people, for our plant environments, and for the communities where we work. human sleep. Our first sleep research in the 1 930's was the earliest such investigation ever made. Dr. Harry Miles Johnson of the Mellon Institute worked six years under a Simmons grant taking millions of We received objective, scientific proof that the Beautyrest with its pocketed coil construction is the best support there is for restful, truly recuperative sleep. Because Simmons is concerned with real consumer benefits and not just claims, we are continuing our pure sleep research in a variety of ways. In addition, NTC constantly studies all our ingredientsto make sure of consumer safety from every possible viewpoint. Simmons is the hallmark of quality in sleep products; we will continue to merit the consumer's faith and confidence. measurements, to establish the way in which the body periodically moves in sleep to rest first one set of muscles and then another. After World War II, the Sleep Research Foundation, again supported by a Simmons grant, conducted an eleven-year series of investigations into sleep. An array of sophisticated electronic devices were designed specially for the study. They measured and correlated brain waves, heart beat, respiration rate, muscle tension, skin temperature and body movements. The result was the first scientific proof of a number of assumptions people had long held about sleep. We learned invaluable facts about the dynamic and ever-changing phenomenon of sleep and about the importance of the sleeping surface.
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