Arthritis Can Affect Everyone Tempur-Pedic(R) Swedish Mattresses(TM) Can Help Change the Way You Sleep & Live!

    LONDON, ON, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - September is Arthritis Awareness Month.
Anyone can have arthritis. It is not just a disease for the elderly. Arthritis
is a debilitating disease that already affects almost 4.5 million Canadians,
including baby-boomers and children. It can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere!
    Along with regular exercise, the right bed may make living with arthritis
more manageable. Tempur-Pedic(R) Swedish Mattresses(TM)& Pillows are a
pressure-relieving surface which alleviates arthritis pain by improving blood
circulation and reducing pressure points.

    "TEMPUR-Canada continues to be proud that five of our Tempur-Pedic
    Swedish Mattresses are approved Arthritis Friendly Products. We strive to
    make Tempur-Pedic(R) a name that is synonymous with a healthy well being.
    We are honoured we can help achieve a better night's sleep and more
    enjoyable days for the more than 275 Canadians who will be diagnosed
    everyday with arthritis".

                        ~ Rose-Ann Nathan - Vice President - TEMPUR-Canada ~

    The Arthritis Friendly program recognizes products that are easy to use
for people living with arthritis. Each product must pass a series of
evaluations completed by a group of people with arthritis. Participants in the
Tempur-Pedic evaluations had symptoms ranging from mild to severe
osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis.
    The Arthritis Friendly logo will appear on various advertisements for
"The OriginalBed by Tempur-Pedic(TM)", "The ClassicBed by Tempur-Pedic(TM)",
"The DeluxeBed by Tempur-Pedic(TM)", "The EuroBed by Tempur-Pedic(TM)" and
"The CelebrityBed by Tempur-Pedic(TM)".

    About The Arthritis Society

    The Arthritis Society is Canada's principal health charity dedicated to
providing and promoting arthritis education, community support and
research-based solutions, to the nearly 4.5 million Canadians living with
arthritis. In the last 60 years, The Society has contributed more than $160
million towards arthritis research to develop better treatments and
ultimately, to find a cure for this debilitating disease. For more information
about The Arthritis Society visit or call 1-800-321-1433.

    About Tempur-Pedic

    Initially developed at NASA's Ames Research Center in the early 1970's,
the original material was designed to relieve the pressure experienced by
astronauts during lift-off. The TEMPUR(R) formula was then utilized to produce
a hospital mattress to aid in the prevention and healing of pressure sores.
The dramatic improvement in pressure relief, comfort and sleep quality
experienced by individuals in hospitals and institutions, lead to the
distribution of Tempur-Pedic products into the retail market. Today, TEMPUR is
found in millions of bedrooms worldwide. For more information about
Tempur-Pedic visit or call 1-800-887-4321.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Sylvain Hiltz, TEMPUR-Canada, 1807
Wonderland Rd. N, London, Ontario, N6G 5C2, Tel: (519) 660-4154, Fax: (519)

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