Sleep Train is the largest mattress retailer on the West Coast. It was founded by Dale Carlsen in June 1985. Sleep Train stores carry mattresses manufactured by Beautyrest, Sealy Mattress Company, Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Serta (company) iComfort. Sleep Train also carries headboards by Fashion Bed Group and Modus International, as well as a variety of bedding accessories including Protect-A-Bed. The company is based in Rocklin, California and has more than 100 locations throughout California. Sleep Train was founded by Dale Carlsen in 1985, shortly after graduating from California State University at Sacramento. He opened the first Sleep Train store on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento, California. Within eight months, he added a second store in Citrus Heights, California. Prior to starting Sleep Train, Carlsen worked as a salesperson for local mattress manufacturer, Lady Americana.
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