Turkey’s Mattress Exports Developing Fast

The Turkish mattress industry has been developing at all aspects. The production has been improving dramatically. The latest technologies and innovations such as latex, memory foam, organic and value added mattresses with various features gained momentum in recent years. There are a wide variety of featured mattresses of all kinds manufactured in Turkey. Turkish industrialists use every possible contemporary raw material from goose feather and horsehair to bamboo and corn fibers, and develop every kind of smart and functional quilts, pillows and mattresses.

In fact, the last decade witnessed radical changes and fast development in almost all industries. The mattress industry is no exception. Many foreign mattress machinery manufacturers granted dealerships to Turkish companies and the Turkish mattress manufacturers have been developed well. The industry grew by variety, quantity and quality. Kayseri takes the lead in this development. Istanbul is also a strong base for the industry.

Turkey’s leading mattress markets are Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Germany followed by Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. These six markets accounted for almost 65% of the total exports of the country in recent years. Selling to 116 countries excluding free zone sales, Turkish mattress ex – ports are expected to continue its growth steadily every year in the next decade.

Turkey is an emerging and stabile market with its fast growing population, advantageous location and developing economy. The mattress industry, mattress machinery and equipment are among the fastest growing sectors in Turkey. The developments experienced in the sector and the innovations, the collaboration among industrialists are the important factors motivating the improvement of the mattress and bedding industry in the country. All these positive developments urged a fair in the industry and that’s how SLEEPWELL EXPO” show was born. It is held at the opposite side of Istanbul’s most famous international airport, Ataturk International Airport from where you can get to the exhibition grounds in a few minutes. It is almost very clear that the fair will be one of the strongest fairs in the bedding industry worldwide in the very near future.

There are some big mattress producing companies in Turkey and they are producing almost all kinds of mattresses including innerspring mattresses, visco mattresses, latex mattresses, adjustable mattresses, sleeping systems, roll mattresses, visco pillows, medical pillows, cribs and kids’ beds, mattress-protecting alezes, movable beds, customized beds, round mattresses, organic mattresses and intelligent mattresses, etc.

Turkish mattress industry has some world brands in mattress ticking, felt, wire, spring, box-spring, furniture, foam, chemicals and other supply material manufacturers for the mattress production. Some mattress manufacturers import raw materials and some use domestic brands while some others use both. The overall situation of the industry is improving at all aspects, supplying raw materials, mattress production and exports.

The leading brands are sparing no efforts to develop new products and to innovate very unique features such as anti-bacterial, flame retardant, cooling in summer and heating in winter, intelligent, antiperspirant, etc. on the one hand, varieties of hardness, different choices at one mattress, adjustable, multifunctional, etc. on the other.

These innovative products and revolutionary mattresses boost the exports.

The Sleepwell Expo Istanbul is another factor pushing the boosting the mattress and other sleep products exports of Turkey. The premiere edition of the show attracted a great deal of interest from almost all countries. The next fair is planned from 22-25 October 2015, and will contribute to the exports of Turkey’s sleep products in the future.

Back Friendly Mattress Tips

The type of mattress you sleep on plays a key role in the health of your spine. But one style does not fit all when it comes to mattresses. Your body weight, shape and personal preference determine whether an innerspring or a foam mattress will be most comfortable for you.


The clues that you may need a new mattress include:

Morning pain or stiffness

Restless sleep

Sleeping better when you’re away from home

Visible mattress sagging or lumpiness


Here are 6 tips for settling on the right mattress:

1. Spend at least 15 minutes on a mattress you want to buy. Lie on your sides, your back and your stomach (if you sleep prone), to make sure the mattress is right for you. It will be a wise investment of time, and your back will thank you for it!

2. Weigh the benefits of foam versus innerspring. Innerspring mattresses support you with coils that exert an equal force opposing the weight placed on them, producing pressure points on the back of the skull, tailbone, shoulder blades and heels. Foam mattresses contour to the entire body, but can make it more difficult to turn and get out of bed. Sleeping on a rigid surface  versus a softer surface affects the position of your pelvis and lower spine.

3.Consider your body type. If your hips are wider than your waist, a softer mattress can accommodate the width of your pelvis and allow your spine to remain neutral. If your hips and waist are in a relatively straight line, a more rigid surface offers better support.  A spring mattress can produce pressure points at the back of the head, the shoulder blades, the tailbone and the heels, and does not support the curves of the spine at your neck or lower back.

4. Make sure there are enough coils. If you go with an innerspring mattress, more coils mean more support and firmness. There are no magic numbers for coils, but steer clear of mattresses with few of them. They’ll quickly become lumpy.

5. Spring for a good foundation. The box spring produces a softer mattress and significantly increases mattress life by absorbing nightly wear and tear. It also helps maintain mattress shape. Consumer Reports estimates that a new mattress lasts 10 years on a new box spring, but just three to four years on old box spring.

6. Do not waste money on expensive upholstery. Fabric layers provide insulation and cushioning between your body and the mattress springs. Wool or silk padding over a foam or cotton mattress may feel luxurious. But these layers are easily compressed and can make your mattress feel as though it is sagging long before the springs give out. Foam mattress toppers are inexpensive alternatives that can be changed easily when the foam wears out.