Glossary: Specialty Sleep Association (SSA)

www.sleepinformation.org : a non-profit association promoting the full spectrum of new technology bedding. SSA members are retailers, manufacturers and suppliers that develop, manufacture, market and sell innovative, new-technology mattress and bedding products including: visco-elastic memory foam beds; latex rubber beds; airbeds; flotation beds; gel beds; adjustable beds; futons and convertible beds; beds made from soy, bamboo, wool, 100% cotton; bed frames; and bedding. SSA’s BedfaxTM program is a manufacturer self-declaration and labeling program designed to help consumers understand the environmental and safety attributes of mattresses. Participating manufacturers must display a “Consumer Disclosure Label” (CDL) describing the contents of components in percentages by weight and providing additional information about environmental claims made by the manufacturer.