Sleepyhead history

Sleepyhead is part of the The Comfort Group, the largest bedding and foam manufacturer in Australasia. Our commitment to making our beds in Australia is more than just providing local jobs, we know we can do it better……

We are often asked how Sleepyhead has consistently led the market in quality and value for 80 years, while so many other manufacturers have come and gone.

One reason is we are a stable family business. The Turner family’s hands-on ownership through the generations has seen continuity of management and an accumulation of knowledge and expertise that is unrivalled. Today directors Craig and Graeme Turner are regularly on the factory floor monitoring, perfecting and improving the way things are done.

Another constant has been our passion to produce the best beds – not just in Australasia, but the world. Constant research and development has produced ‘world first’ innovations such as Sensorzone.

We have also made regular, substantial investments in the latest production technology, the most recent example is our Evocell Foam plant, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This plant produces Dreamfoam, which is superior in feel, comfort and consistency while being much gentler on you and the environment to than standard foam.

We’re proud that our commitment to the local production of our beds has created over 1200 jobs across Australasia. This ensures  we have full control over the quality of manufacture and the materials used – which must be of the highest grade to meet our stringent quality standards. We use  locally sourced components in the products we manufacture, which proudly carry the Australian-Made credential. Our bedding products are constructed using Australian-made steel springs and mattress fabric and are designed and built to the highest quality standards unsurpassed anywhere in the world. 
In Australia, Sleepyhead has a specially designed and purpose-built 9,000 square metre factory complex in Brisbane and 4,500 square metre complexes in Melbourne and Perth. There are also factories in Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. This enables our commitment to using the latest technology to continually improve manufacturing methods; which in turn provides customers with superior locally made products.
All sites feature computerised automated production lines. As a world-first the Sleepyhead Brisbane factory features a world-first fully computerised Eton automated fabric-handling system, exclusively developed for use in the mattress industry by our engineers. This Eton system has also been implemented in the Sydney and Melbourne factories and it dramatically increases efficiencies throughout the factories and ensures we can better serve our customers.

But perhaps the most vital ingredient in our success is what our 80 years in business has taught us about you, the customer, and what you want in a bed. And because we all come in different shapes, sizes and preferences, we have developed a wide range of comfort and support options. It means you can rest easy there is a Sleepyhead right for your body and your budget.

No matter which one of our beds you choose, because it bears the Sleepyhead name you’ll know it has been built with lasting quality. Graeme, Craig and the Turner’s before them guarantee it.
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