TRINITY, N.C., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting a good night's sleep is a challenge travelers face frequently, but Sealy's sleep wellness spokesperson is working to educate airline passengers this spring that quality sleep away from home can be achieved. Dot Richardson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the USA Triathlon National Training Center in Clermont, FL, was recently interviewed on the importance of getting a good night's sleep away from home. Her radio interview will air on all US Airways flights in May and June and on all Northwest Airlines flights in May. In the interview Dr. Richardson, who is also the Vice Chairman of The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, informs travelers: -- Quality sleep is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle -- Sleep impacts the ability to handle a full day's worth of activities -- People need a bed that makes them feel comfortable and gives them support so they can fall asleep faster and get deep, restorative sleep in order to feel good the next morning and be more productive -- Sleeping on a good mattress is just as important whether you are on the road or at home -- When planning a trip, call hotels before booking to determine what kind of mattresses they offer "We are happy that Dr. Dot Richardson is addressing the importance of getting a good night's sleep away from home," said Dave McIlquham, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sealy, Inc. "Sealy is committed to giving travelers the same restful sleep in a hotel that they have come to expect from a Sealy mattress in their home. To accomplish this, Sealy employs the same state-of-the-art technology to hospitality bedding found in all Sealy products. We work closely with leading hotel chains such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Le Meridien, Sheraton, and Hyatt to design mattresses that meet their specific needs and provide exceptional comfort and support using our patented designs." About Dot Richardson Dot Richardson, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and the medical director of the USA Triathlon National Training Center, a part of South Lake Hospital in Clermont Fla. She is also the Vice Chairman of The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and a two-time Olympic gold medallist in softball. Through a partnership with Sealy, Inc., Dr. Richardson is currently leading the company's Sleep Wellness Campaign. About Sealy Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world. In the U.S., Sealy serves more than 7,000 retail outlets in all 50 states. Including its subsidiaries, Sealy has 31 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. There are a total of 11 international licensees operating in Australia, Israel, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. In addition to its licensees, Sealy has a joint venture in Southeast Asia, India and Korea. Sealy produces and sells a full range of mattresses under the Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic(R), Stearns & Foster and Bassett brand names, and more orthopedic surgeons sleep on Sealy Posturepedic than any other mattress. Sealy-branded licensed products include: office seating, crib mattresses, sheets, pillows, mattress pads, comforters, sofa sleepers, and futons. More information on Sealy, Inc. can be accessed at http://www.sealy.com.
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