Tuesday, September 8, 2015

No hay mattress for Pope Francis

Papal bedroom setting featuring a Loom & Leaf mattress courtesy of Saatva.

Luxury mattress brand celebrates the honor of providing Pope Francis with a good night’s sleep

 Pope Francis is coming to America. 

It's his first visit as pontiff and as the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina so you can bet - everything he does - from the second he steps off the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22 will be cause for celebration or mention.

That includes where he lays his head down at the end of the day.

Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking
St. Peter's Square at the Vatican (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Bestowed with the honor of filling the order for a Loom & Leaf memory foam relaxed firm queen-size mattress - which has been ordered by St. Charles Seminary where Pope Francis will be staying while in Philadelphia -- is Saatva. Charged with the duty of providing the pontiff with a good night's sleep in America - it is no surprise that the online mattress company - featured in numerous financial magazines for its ability to tear down the barriers to successful e-commerce in the mattress industry and generate $29 million in revenue - would point out a few interesting facts and stats related to the pontiff's sleep habits.

Did you know - for instance?

Most nights Pope Francis goes to bed at 9 p.m. and unlike many Americans who absorb a little late night television before retiring - never watches TV. Sorry Jimmy. Instead he prefers to read for an hour before calling it a night. Then again he's coming to America and the land of 24/7 might prompt the pontiff to indulge in the last call for espressos!

The pope sleeps for six hours. He awakes at 4 p.m. without an alarm. He catches up on his sleep by taking a nap during the day -- for 40 minutes to an hour. Then again while in America he will be sleeping on a luxury mattress and who knows - might just decide to sleep in as long as the other clergy at St. Charles Seminary.

(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
The city of Philadelphia is not only hosting the pope but his flock of more than one million people - who are traveling to see Pope Francis' public mass at Independence Hall on Sunday, Sept. 27. The influx of people has everyone asking - where will the faithful sleep? According to Saatva there's a group of children and their parents from a New Jersey church have made arrangements to camp out at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The battleship New Jersey is offering 400 bunks for $75 per person. That includes breakfast and dinner along with a tour of the museum ship and a ride in a flight simulator. What it does not include is a shower nor guarantees that you won't be asked to swap the deck or peel potatoes in the ship's galley.

Philadelphia is happy to be the host of the pope and 300 families in the area have signed up to host families traveling to attend the mass. The rate for guests - as suggested by organizers of the pontiff's visit was $30 to $50. Sadly, another 500 homeowners are reported to be asking anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 a week.

As with snowstorms city healthcare professionals will be able to sleep at their work facilities.

Due to the need for manpower during peak times the Philadelphia Police Department reported that officers may have to spend the night in Philly for the first time in more than 20 years.