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Why Does Houston Have So Many Mattress Stores?

So maybe you’ve noticed: Houston seems to have more mattress stores per capita than it does molecules of humidity in the air. So why is that? And can the city really support so many?

  • Houston writer John Nova Lomax poses inside a Mattress Firm store in Montrose.
    Houston writer John Nova Lomax poses inside a Mattress Firm store in Montrose.

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So maybe you’ve noticed: Houston seems to have more mattress stores per capita than it does molecules of humidity in the air.

So why is that? Can Houston really support so many mattress stores — and how often do people even buy new mattresses?

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin finds out.