Tempur-Pedic, Inc. and Tempur Production USA, Inc.

                                  $150,000,000

                   10 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2010

                               PURCHASE AGREEMENT
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                                                                  August 8, 2003

Lehman Brothers Inc.
UBS Securities LLC
Credit Suisse First Boston LLC

c/o Lehman Brothers Inc.
745 Seventh Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10019

Ladies and Gentlemen:

          Tempur-Pedic, Inc., a Kentucky corporation, and Tempur Production USA,
Inc., a Virginia corporation (each a "Company," and collectively the
"Companies"), propose to issue and sell to the several Initial Purchasers named
in Schedule 1 hereto (the "Initial Purchasers") $150,000,000 in aggregate
principal amount of their 10 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2010 (the
"Notes") guaranteed (the "Guarantees") by TWI Holdings Inc., a Delaware
corporation ("TWI"), Tempur World, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Tempur
World Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (collectively, the "Parent
Guarantors") and Tempur Medical, Inc., a Kentucky corporation, and Tempur-Pedic,
Direct Response, Inc., a Kentucky corporation (collectively, the "Subsidiary
Guarantors," and together with the Parent Guarantors, the "Guarantors"),
pursuant to the terms of an indenture (the "Indenture"), to be dated as of
August 15, 2003, between the Companies, the Guarantors and Wells Fargo Bank
Minnesota, National Association, as trustee (the "Trustee").

          The Notes will be offered and sold to you pursuant to an exemption
from the registration requirements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
(the "Securities Act"). The Companies have prepared a preliminary offering
memorandum, dated July 25, 2003 (as amended or supplemented, the "Preliminary
Offering Memorandum"), and will prepare a final offering memorandum (as amended
or supplemented, the "Offering Memorandum"), to be dated August 8, 2003,
relating to the Companies, the Notes and the Guarantees. Unless stated to the
contrary, any references herein to "amend," "amendment" or "supplement" with
respect to the Offering Memorandum shall be deemed to include any information
filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act")
after the date hereof which is incorporated by reference therein.

          Upon original issuance thereof, and until such time as the same is no
longer required under the applicable requirements of the Securities Act, the
Notes (and all securities

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issued in exchange therefor or in substitution therefor) shall bear
substantially the following legend:

          "THE NOTES EVIDENCED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED
     STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 (THE "SECURITIES ACT") AND MAY NOT BE
     OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT (1) TO A PERSON WHO
     THE SELLER REASONABLY BELIEVES IS A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER WITHIN
     THE MEANING OF RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT PURCHASING FOR ITS OWN
     ACCOUNT OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OF A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER IN A
     TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, (2) TO A NON-U.S. PERSON
     IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION COMPLYING WITH RULE 903 OR RULE 904 OF
     REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (3) PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM
     REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144 THEREUNDER (IF
     AVAILABLE) OR (4) TO AN INSTITUTIONAL "ACCREDITED INVESTOR" WITHIN THE
     MEANING OF RULE 501 (A)(1), (2), (3) OR (7) UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, IN A
     TRANSACTION EXEMPT FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES
     ACT, IN EACH CASE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF THE
     STATES OF THE UNITED STATES."

          You have advised the Companies that you will make offers and sales
(the "Exempt Resales") of the Notes purchased hereunder on the terms set forth
in the Offering Memorandum solely to (i) persons whom you reasonably believe to
be "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities
Act ("QIBs"), (ii) outside the United States to persons other than U.S. Persons
in offshore transactions meeting the requirements of Regulation S under the
Securities Act ("Regulation S") and (iii) certain persons referred to in the
Offering Memorandum who are "institutional accredited investors" within the
meaning of Rule 501(a)(1),(2),(3) and (7) under the Securities Act and who have
executed and delivered a letter to the Initial Purchasers substantially in the
form attached hereto as Exhibit F (such persons specified in clauses (i), (ii)
and (iii) being referred to herein as the "Eligible Purchasers"). As used
herein, the terms "offshore transaction," "United States" and "U.S. person" have
the respective meanings given to them in Regulation S. You will offer the Notes
to Eligible Purchasers initially at a price equal to 100% of the principal
amount thereof. Thereafter, the offering price may be changed at any time
without notice.

          In connection with the offering of the Notes, TWI and its subsidiaries
intend to enter into amended and restated senior credit facilities, entered into
by and among the Companies, the other borrowers named therein, the guarantors
named therein and the agents and lenders party thereto (the "Credit Facility").
The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes and the Credit Facility will be used
to finance TWI's recapitalization, including the refinancing of existing debt,
prefunding of earn-out payments and funding of one or more dividends to TWI
equityholders, as described in the "Use of Proceeds" section of the Offering
Memorandum. The Credit Facility, and the offering of the Notes, and application
of the net proceeds thereof as

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provided in the "Use of Proceeds" section of the Offering Memorandum, are
collectively referred to herein as the "Transactions."

          Holders (including subsequent transferees) of the Notes will have the
registration rights set forth in the registration rights agreement (the
"Registration Rights Agreement") among the Companies, the Guarantors and the
Initial Purchasers, to be dated as of the Closing Date (as defined below), in
the form of Exhibit A hereto, for so long as such Notes constitute "Transfer
Restricted Securities" (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement).
Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Companies and the Guarantors
will agree to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"Commission") under the circumstances set forth therein, (i) a registration
statement under the Securities Act (the "Exchange Offer Registration Statement")
relating to a separate series of the Companies' 10 1/4% Senior Subordinated
Notes due 2010 with substantially identical terms to the Notes (except for
transfer restrictions) (the "Exchange Notes") to be offered in exchange for the
Notes (such offer to exchange being referred to collectively as the "Registered
Exchange Offer") and (ii) if required by the terms of the Registration Rights
Agreement, a shelf registration statement pursuant to Rule 415 under the
Securities Act (the "Shelf Registration Statement" and, together with the
Exchange Offer Registration Statement, the "Registration Statements") relating
to the resale by certain holders of the Notes, and to use their reasonable best
efforts to cause such Registration Statements to be declared effective. This
Agreement, the Notes, the Exchange Notes, the Guarantees, the Exchange Note
Guarantees (as defined below), the Indenture and Registration Rights Agreement
are hereinafter referred to collectively as the "Operative Documents." This is
to confirm the agreements concerning the purchase of the Notes from the
Companies by the Initial Purchasers.

          SECTION 1. Representations, Warranties and Agreements of the Companies
and the Guarantors. The Companies and the Guarantors, jointly and severally,
represent, warrant and agree that:

          (a)  The Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum
     have been or will be prepared by the Companies and Guarantors for use by
     the Initial Purchasers in connection with the Exempt Resales. No order or
     decree preventing the use of the Preliminary Offering Memorandum or the
     Offering Memorandum, or any order asserting that the transactions
     contemplated by this Agreement are subject to the registration requirements
     of the Securities Act, has been issued and no proceeding for that purpose
     has commenced or is pending or, to the knowledge of the Companies or any of
     the Guarantors, is contemplated.

          (b)  The Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum
     as of their respective dates did not, and the Offering Memorandum as of the
     Closing Date will not, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or
     omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements
     made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made,
     not misleading, except that this representation and warranty does not apply
     to statements in or omissions from the Preliminary Offering Memorandum and
     the Offering Memorandum made in reliance upon and in conformity with
     information relating to the Initial Purchasers furnished to the Companies
     in writing by or on behalf of the Initial Purchasers expressly for use
     therein, as specifically identified in Section 8(e) hereof.

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          (c)  TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries (as
     defined in Section 15) have been duly organized, are validly existing and
     are in good standing under the laws of their respective jurisdictions of
     organization and are duly qualified to do business and are in good standing
     in each jurisdiction in which their respective ownership or lease of
     property or the conduct of their respective businesses requires such
     qualification, except where the failure to be so organized, existing in
     good standing or duly qualified would not reasonably be expected to have a
     material adverse effect on the general affairs, management, consolidated
     financial position, stockholders' equity, results of operations or business
     of TWI, the Companies and their respective subsidiaries taken as a whole (a
     "Material Adverse Effect"). TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries have all corporate power and authority necessary to own or
     hold their respective properties and to conduct the businesses in which
     they are engaged.

          (d)  TWI has an authorized capitalization as set forth in the Offering
     Memorandum; all of the issued shares of capital stock of TWI and its
     subsidiaries (including the Companies) have been duly authorized and
     validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable; and all of the issued
     shares of capital stock of each subsidiary of TWI are owned directly or
     indirectly by TWI (other than the directors' qualifying shares for foreign
     subsidiaries), free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or
     claims, other than liens, encumbrances, equities or claims contemplated
     under the Credit Facility, other than Permitted Liens (as defined in the
     Indenture) or such as are otherwise described in the Offering Memorandum,
     and none of such shares of capital stock were issued in violation in any
     material respect of preemptive or other similar rights arising by operation
     of law, under the charter and bylaws of TWI, the Companies and each of
     their respective subsidiaries or under any agreement to which TWI, the
     Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries is a party or
     otherwise.

          (e)  Each of the Companies and the Guarantors has all requisite
     corporate power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its
     respective obligations under this Agreement and each of the other Operative
     Documents to which it is a party.

          (f)  This Agreement has been duly and validly authorized, executed and
     delivered by the Companies and the Guarantors.

          (g)  The Registration Rights Agreement has been duly and validly
     authorized by the Companies and the Guarantors and, when duly executed by
     the proper officers of the Companies and the Guarantors (assuming due
     authorization, execution and delivery by the Initial Purchasers) and
     delivered by the Companies and the Guarantors, will constitute a legal,
     valid and binding agreement of the Companies and the Guarantors,
     enforceable against the Companies and the Guarantors in accordance with its
     terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance,
     reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting
     creditors' rights and remedies generally, and subject, as to
     enforceability, to general principles of equity, including principles of
     commercial reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing (regardless of
     whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding at law or in equity), and
     except that rights to indemnification and contribution thereunder may be
     limited by federal or state securities laws or public policy relating
     thereto.

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          (h)  The Indenture has been duly and validly authorized by the
     Companies and the Guarantors and, when duly executed by the proper officers
     of the Companies and the Guarantors (assuming due authorization, execution
     and delivery by the Trustee) and delivered by the Companies and the
     Guarantors, will constitute a legal, valid and binding agreement of the
     Companies and the Guarantors enforceable against the Companies and the
     Guarantors in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy,
     insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other
     similar laws relating to or affecting creditors' rights and remedies
     generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to general principles of
     equity, including principles of commercial reasonableness, good faith and
     fair dealing (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding
     at law or in equity). No qualification of the Indenture under the Trust
     Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the "Trust Indenture Act"), is required
     in connection with the offer and sale of the Notes contemplated hereby or
     in connection with the Exempt Resales. The Indenture conforms in all
     material respects to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act and the
     rules and regulations thereunder applicable to an indenture that is
     qualified thereunder.

          (i)  The Notes have been duly and validly authorized by the Companies
     and, when duly executed by the Companies in accordance with the terms of
     the Indenture, and assuming due authentication of the Notes by the Trustee,
     when delivered to the Initial Purchasers against payment therefor in
     accordance with the terms hereof, will have been validly issued and
     delivered and will constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of the
     Companies entitled to the benefits of the Indenture and enforceable against
     the Companies in accordance with their terms, subject to applicable
     bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium
     and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors' rights and
     remedies generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to general
     principles of equity, including principles of commercial reasonableness,
     good faith and fair dealing (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in
     a proceeding at law or in equity).

          (j)  The Guarantees have been duly and validly authorized by the
     Guarantors and when duly endorsed on the Notes in accordance with the terms
     of the Indenture and, assuming due authentication of the Notes by the
     Trustee, upon delivery of the Notes to the Initial Purchasers against
     payment therefor in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute
     legal, valid and binding obligations of the Guarantors entitled to the
     benefits of the Indenture and enforceable against the Guarantors in
     accordance with their terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency,
     fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws
     relating to or affecting creditors' rights and remedies generally, and
     subject, as to enforceability, to general principles of equity, including
     principles of commercial reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing
     (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding at law or in
     equity).

          (k)  The Exchange Notes have been duly and validly authorized by the
     Companies and if and when duly executed by the Companies in accordance with
     the terms of the Indenture and, assuming due authentication of the Exchange
     Notes by the Trustee, if and when delivered in accordance with the
     Registered Exchange Offer contemplated by the Registration Rights
     Agreement, will constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of the
     Companies entitled to the benefits of the Indenture and

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     enforceable against the Companies in accordance with their terms, subject
     to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance,
     reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting
     creditors' rights and remedies generally, and subject, as to
     enforceability, to general principles of equity, including principles of
     commercial reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing (regardless of
     whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding at law or in equity).

          (l)  The guarantees of the Exchange Notes (the "Exchange Note
     Guarantees") have been duly and validly authorized by the Guarantors and if
     and when duly endorsed on the Exchange Notes in accordance with the terms
     of the Indenture and, assuming due authentication of the Exchange Notes by
     the Trustee, if and when the Exchange Notes are delivered in accordance
     with the Registered Exchange Offer contemplated by the Registration Rights
     Agreement, will constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of the
     Guarantors entitled to the benefits of the Indenture and enforceable
     against the Guarantors in accordance with their terms, subject to
     applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization,
     moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors'
     rights and remedies generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to
     general principles of equity, including principles of commercial
     reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing (regardless of whether
     enforcement is sought in a proceeding at law or in equity).

          (m)  TWI and its subsidiaries have all requisite corporate power and
     authority to enter into the Transactions.

          (n)  Prior to the Closing under the Credit Facility, the Credit
     Facility will have been duly and validly authorized by TWI, the Companies
     and each of the other guarantors named therein and, when duly executed by
     the proper officers of TWI, the Companies and each of the other guarantors
     named therein (assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the
     other parties thereto) will constitute a legal, valid and binding agreement
     of each of TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries,
     enforceable against TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable
     bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium
     and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors' rights and
     remedies generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to general
     principles of equity, including principles of commercial reasonableness,
     good faith and fair dealing (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in
     a proceeding at law or in equity).

          (o)  The Indenture, the Notes, the Guarantees and the Registration
     Rights Agreement conform, and the Credit Facility will conform, in all
     material respects to the descriptions thereof in the Offering Memorandum.

          (p)  The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the
     other Operative Documents and the Credit Facility by the Companies and the
     Guarantors and the consummation of the Transactions will not (i) conflict
     with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions
     of, impose any lien, charge or encumbrance (other than liens permitted
     under the Indenture ("Permitted Liens")) upon any property or

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     assets of TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries
     pursuant to, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed
     of trust, loan agreement or other agreement, license or instrument to which
     TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries is a party or
     by which TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries is
     bound or to which any of the property or assets of TWI, the Companies and
     each of their respective subsidiaries is subject, (ii) result in any
     violation of the provisions of the charter or bylaws of TWI, the Companies
     and each of their respective subsidiaries or any statute or any order, rule
     or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body having
     jurisdiction over TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries or (iii) assuming the accuracy of the Initial Purchasers'
     representations herein and compliance by the Initial Purchasers with their
     obligations hereunder, result in any violation of any of their properties
     or assets; and except as may be required in connection with (1) the
     registration of the Notes, the Exchange Notes, the Guarantees and/or the
     Exchange Note Guarantees under the Securities Act in accordance with the
     Registration Rights Agreement, (2) qualification of the Indenture under the
     Trust Indenture Act, (3) compliance with the securities or Blue Sky laws of
     various jurisdictions and (4) various UCC and other lien filings in
     connection with the Credit Facility, no consent, approval, authorization or
     order of, or filing or registration with, any such court or governmental
     agency or body is required for the execution, delivery and performance of
     this Agreement, any of the other Operative Documents or the Transaction
     Documents by the Companies and the Guarantors and the consummation of the
     Transactions.

          (q)  The financial statements (including the related notes) included
     in the Offering Memorandum comply as to form in all material respects with
     the requirements of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act and present
     fairly the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the
     entities purported to be shown thereby, at the dates and for the periods
     indicated, and have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles
     generally accepted in the United States applied on a consistent basis
     throughout the periods involved. The other financial data, selected pro
     forma ratios, operating data and statistical information and data included
     in the Offering Memorandum is presented fairly and has been prepared on a
     basis consistent in all material respects (except for, with respect to the
     pro forma information, the pro forma adjustments described in the Offering
     Memorandum) with such financial statements and the books and records of
     TWI, the Companies and the other Guarantors.

          (r)  Except as set forth in the Offering Memorandum, there are no
     legal or governmental proceedings pending to which TWI, the Companies and
     each of their respective subsidiaries is a party or of which any property
     or assets of TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries
     is the subject which, if determined adversely to TWI, the Companies and
     each of their respective subsidiaries would reasonably be expected to have
     a Material Adverse Effect, and to the Companies and the Guarantors'
     knowledge, no such proceedings are threatened or contemplated by
     governmental authorities or others.

          (s)  Except as set forth in the Offering Memorandum, there are no
     contracts, agreements or understandings between the Companies and/or the
     Guarantors and any

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     person granting such person the right to require the Companies or the
     Guarantors to file a registration statement under the Securities Act with
     respect to any securities of the Companies or the Guarantors owned or to be
     owned by such person or to require the Companies or the Guarantors to
     include such securities in the securities to be registered pursuant to the
     Exchange Offer Registration Statement or the Shelf Registration Statement
     or in any securities registered or to be registered pursuant to any other
     registration statement filed by or required to be filed by the Companies or
     the Guarantors under the Securities Act.

          (t)  Except as disclosed in the Offering Memorandum, since the date of
     the latest audited consolidated financial statements of TWI and its
     subsidiaries included in the Offering Memorandum, none of TWI, the
     Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries has incurred any
     liability or obligation, direct or contingent, or entered into any
     transaction, in each case not in the ordinary course of business, that is
     material to TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries
     taken as a whole, and there has not occurred, to the knowledge of the
     Companies and the Guarantors, any development or event involving a Material
     Adverse Effect and, except as disclosed in or contemplated by the Offering
     Memorandum, there has been no (i) dividend or distribution of any kind
     declared, paid or made by the Companies, the Guarantors or their affiliates
     on any class of their respective capital stock, (ii) issuance of securities
     by the Companies, the Guarantors or their affiliates (other than the Notes
     and the Guarantees offered thereby or pursuant to an issuance by the
     Companies or its affiliates of options to purchase the capital stock of the
     Companies or its affiliates or exercise of any such options) or (iii)
     material increase in short-term or long-term debt of the Companies or the
     Guarantors.

          (u)  Each of TWI, the Companies and their respective subsidiaries (i)
     makes and keeps accurate books and records and (ii) maintains a system of
     internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance
     that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management's
     authorization, (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit
     preparation of its financial statements in conformity with accounting
     principles generally accepted in the United States and to maintain
     accountability for its assets, (C) access to its assets is permitted only
     in accordance with management's authorization and (D) the recorded
     accountability for its assets is compared with existing assets at
     reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any
     differences.

          (v)  (i) Each of TWI, the Companies and their respective subsidiaries
     has established and maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as such
     term is defined in Rule 13a-14 under the Exchange Act); (ii) such
     disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information
     required to be disclosed by TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries in the reports they file or submit under the Exchange Act is
     accumulated and communicated to TWI, the Companies and each of their
     respective subsidiaries management, including their respective principal
     executive officers and principal financial officers, as appropriate, to
     allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure; and (iii) such
     disclosure controls and procedures are effective in all material respects
     to perform the functions for which they were established.

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          (w)  Since the date of the most recent balance sheet of TWI and its
     consolidated subsidiaries reviewed or audited by, Ernst & Young LLP and the
     audit committee of the board of directors of TWI (or persons fulfilling the
     equivalent function), TWI has not been advised of (i) any significant
     deficiencies in the design or operation of internal controls which could
     adversely affect the ability of TWI, the Companies and each of their
     respective subsidiaries to record, process, summarize and report financial
     data nor any material weaknesses in internal controls; and (ii) any fraud,
     whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who
     have a significant role in the internal controls of TWI, the Companies and
     each of their respective subsidiaries.

          (x)  Since the date of the most recent balance sheet of TWI and its
     consolidated subsidiaries reviewed or audited by Ernst & Young LLP, there
     have been no significant changes in internal controls or in other factors
     that could significantly affect internal controls, including any corrective
     actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.

          (y)  Ernst & Young LLP, who have certified certain financial
     statements of TWI and its consolidated subsidiaries, whose report appears
     in the Offering Memorandum and who have delivered the initial letter
     referred to in Section 7(j) hereof, are independent public accountants as
     required by the Securities Act and the rules and regulations promulgated
     thereunder.

          (z)  The statistical and market-related data included in the Offering
     Memorandum are based on or derived from sources which the Companies and the
     Guarantors believe to be reliable and accurate in all material respects.

          (aa) Each of TWI, the Companies and their respective subsidiaries has
     such permits, licenses, patents, franchises, certificates of need and other
     approvals or authorizations of governmental or regulatory authorities
     ("Permits") as are necessary under applicable law to own its properties and
     to conduct its businesses in the manner described in the Offering
     Memorandum and except as disclosed in or specifically contemplated by the
     Offering Memorandum and except for any of the foregoing that would not
     reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; each of TWI, the
     Companies and their respective subsidiaries has fulfilled and performed in
     all material respects, all of its material obligations with respect to the
     Permits, and no event has occurred which allows, or after notice or lapse
     of time would allow, revocation or termination thereof or results in any
     other material impairment of the rights of the holder of any such Permits,
     except as disclosed in the Offering Memorandum; except for any of the
     foregoing that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse
     Effect.

          (bb) TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries
     carry, or are covered by, insurance from insurers of recognized financial
     responsibility in such amounts and covering such risks as is, in the
     judgment of TWI, adequate for the conduct of their respective businesses
     and the value of their respective properties and as is customary for
     companies engaged in similar businesses in similar industries; all policies
     of insurance insuring TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries or

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     their respective businesses, assets, employees, officers and directors are
     in full force and effect in all material respects.

          (cc) Other than as disclosed in or contemplated by the Offering
     Memorandum, restrictions arising from legal restrictions imposed on each
     subsidiary under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, any
     restriction imposed by the merger agreement relating to the 2002
     acquisition of Tempur World, Inc., which will terminate upon payment of the
     earnout payment referred to in the Offering Memorandum, no subsidiary of
     the Companies is currently prohibited, directly or indirectly, from paying
     any dividends to the Companies, from making any other distribution on such
     subsidiary's capital stock, from repaying to the Companies any loans or
     advances to such subsidiary from the Companies or from transferring any of
     such subsidiary's property or assets to the Companies or any other
     subsidiary of the Companies.

          (dd) TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries own
     or possess adequate rights to use all patents, patent applications,
     trademarks, service marks, trade names, trademark registrations, service
     mark registrations, copyrights and licenses necessary for the conduct of
     their respective businesses, except where the failure to own or have rights
     to use would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected
     to have a Material Adverse Effect, and have not received any notice of any
     claim of conflict with, any such rights of others, and neither the
     Companies nor the Guarantors are aware of any pending or threatened claim
     to the contrary or any pending or threatened challenge by any other person
     to the rights of the Companies and its subsidiaries with respect to the
     foregoing which, if determined adversely to any of the Companies or its
     subsidiaries would have a Material Adverse Effect.

          (ee) There are no contracts which would be required to be described in
     a prospectus included in a registration statement on Form S-1 under the
     Securities Act that have not been described in the Offering Memorandum.

          (ff) No relationship, direct or indirect, exists between or among the
     Companies, the Guarantors or any other subsidiary of TWI, on the one hand,
     and the directors, officers, stockholders, customers or suppliers of TWI,
     the Companies or their respective subsidiaries on the other hand, which
     would be required to be described in a prospectus included in a
     registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act that is not
     described in the Offering Memorandum.

          (gg) No labor disturbance by the employees of TWI, the Companies and
     each of their respective subsidiaries exists or, to the knowledge of the
     Companies and the Guarantors, is imminent, that could reasonably be
     expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

          (hh) Each of TWI, the Companies and their respective subsidiaries is
     in compliance with all presently applicable provisions of the Employee
     Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, including the
     regulations and published interpretations thereunder ("ERISA"), except for
     such instances of non-compliance that would not individually or in the
     aggregate reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse

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     Effect; no "reportable event" (as defined in ERISA) has occurred with
     respect to any "pension plan" (as defined in ERISA) for which TWI, the
     Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries would have any
     liability; TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries
     have not incurred and do not expect to incur liability under (i) Title IV
     of ERISA with respect to termination of, or withdrawal from, any "pension
     plan" or (ii) Sections 412 or 4971 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
     amended, including the regulations and published interpretations thereunder
     (the "Code"); each "pension plan" for which TWI, the Companies and each of
     their respective subsidiaries would have any liability that is intended to
     be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code is to the Company's knowledge
     so qualified in all material respects and nothing has occurred, whether by
     action or by failure to act, which would cause the loss of such
     qualification; and TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries have not incurred any unpaid liability to the Pension Benefit
     Guaranty Corporation (other than for payment of premiums in the ordinary
     course of business).

          (ii) TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries have
     filed all foreign, federal, state and local income and franchise tax
     returns required to be filed through the date hereof, subject to any
     permitted extensions, and paid all taxes due thereon, and (x) no tax
     deficiency has been determined adversely to TWI, the Companies and each of
     their respective subsidiaries, nor (y) does the Companies or the Guarantors
     have any knowledge of any tax deficiency, which, in case of (x) or (y), if
     determined adversely to TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse
     Effect.

          (jj) Neither TWI, the Companies nor their respective subsidiaries (i)
     is in violation of its charter and bylaws (or similar organizational
     documents), (ii) is in default, and no event has occurred which, with
     notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute such a default, in the
     due performance or observance of any term, covenant or condition contained
     in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other
     agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it is bound or
     to which any of its properties or assets is subject, except for any of the
     foregoing that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be
     expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (iii) is in violation of any
     law, ordinance, governmental rule, regulation or court decree to which it
     or its property or assets may be subject or has failed to obtain any
     material license, permit, certificate, franchise or other governmental
     authorization or permit necessary to the ownership of its property or to
     the conduct of its business, except for any of the foregoing that would
     not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a
     Material Adverse Effect.

          (kk) Neither TWI, the Companies nor their respective subsidiaries, nor
     any director, officer, agent, employee or other person associated with or
     acting on behalf of TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries, has used any corporate funds for any unlawful contribution,
     gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political
     activity; made any direct or indirect unlawful payment to any foreign or
     domestic government official or employee from corporate funds; violated or
     is in violation of any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of
     1977; or made any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or
     other unlawful payment.

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          (ll) TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries are
     (i) in compliance with any and all applicable foreign, federal, state and
     local laws, regulations, ordinance, rule, order, judgment, decree, permit
     or other legal requirement relating to the protection of human health and
     safety, the environment, natural resources or hazardous or toxic substances
     or wastes, pollutants or contaminants ("Environmental Laws"), which
     compliance includes obtaining, maintaining and complying with all permits
     and authorizations and approvals required by Environmental Laws to conduct
     their respective businesses and (ii) have not received notice of any actual
     or potential liability for the investigation or remediation of any disposal
     or release of hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, pollutants or
     contaminants, except in the case of clause (i) or (ii) where such
     non-compliance with or liability under Environmental Laws would not,
     individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material
     Adverse Effect; and neither TWI nor the Companies nor any of their
     subsidiaries has been named as a "potentially responsible party" under the
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of
     1980, as amended, except with respect to any matters that, individually or
     in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material
     Adverse Effect.

          (mm) TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries have
     good and marketable title in fee simple to all real property and good and
     marketable title to all personal property owned by them, in each case, free
     and clear of all liens, encumbrances and defects except for Permitted Liens
     such as are described in the Offering Memorandum or such as do not
     materially affect the value of such property and do not materially
     interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by
     TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries taken as a
     whole and all assets held under lease by TWI, the Companies and each of
     their respective subsidiaries are held by them under valid, subsisting and
     enforceable leases, with such exceptions as are not material and do not
     interfere in any material respect with the use made and proposed to be made
     of such assets by TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries.

          (nn) Immediately after the consummation of the Transactions, the fair
     value and present fair saleable value of the assets of TWI, the Companies
     and their subsidiaries (on a consolidated basis), will exceed the sum of
     their stated liabilities and identified contingent liabilities; none of
     TWI, the Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries (each on a
     consolidated basis), is, nor will any of TWI, the Companies and each of
     their respective subsidiaries (each on a consolidated basis), be, after
     giving effect to the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement
     and the other Operative Documents and the Credit Facility and the
     consummation of the Transactions, (A) left with unreasonably small capital
     with which to carry on its business as it is proposed to be conducted, (B)
     unable to pay its debts (contingent or otherwise) as they mature or (C)
     otherwise insolvent.

          (oo) Neither TWI, the Companies nor their respective subsidiaries is,
     or, as of the Closing Date (as defined below) after giving effect to the
     Transactions and the application of the proceeds as described herein, will
     be, an "investment company" within

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     the meaning of such term under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as
     amended (the "Investment Company Act").

          (pp) Neither TWI, the Companies nor their respective subsidiaries, nor
     any other affiliate (as defined in Rule 501(b) of Regulation D under the
     Securities Act ("Regulation D")) of TWI has directly, or through any agent
     (provided that no representation is made as to the Initial Purchasers or
     any person acting on their behalf), (i) sold, offered for sale, solicited
     offers to buy or otherwise negotiated in respect of, any security (as
     defined in the Securities Act) which is or could be integrated with the
     offering and sale of the Notes and the Guarantees in a manner that would
     require the registration of the Notes and the Guarantees under the
     Securities Act or (ii) engaged in any form of general solicitation or
     general advertising (within the meaning of Regulation D, including, but not
     limited to, advertisements, articles, notices or other communications
     published in any newspaper, magazine, or similar medium or broadcast over
     television or radio, or any seminar or meeting whose attendees have been
     invited by any general solicitation or general advertising) in connection
     with the offering of the Notes and the Guarantees. Neither the Companies
     nor any Guarantor has offered, sold or issued any securities, or securities
     that are convertible into other securities, with terms that are
     substantially similar to the Notes and the Guarantees during the six-month
     period preceding the date of the Offering Memorandum, including any sales
     pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act or Regulation D or
     Regulation S under the Securities Act.

          (qq) Each of the Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the Offering
     Memorandum and any supplement thereto, as of its date, contains the
     information specified in, and meets the requirements of, Rule 144A(d)(4)
     under the Securities Act.

          (rr) Neither the Companies nor any Guarantor has distributed or, prior
     to the later to occur of the Closing Date and completion of the
     distribution of the Notes and the Guarantees, will distribute any offering
     material in connection with the offering and sale of the Notes other than
     the Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum.

          (ss) When issued and delivered pursuant to this Agreement, the Notes
     will not be of the same class (within the meaning of Rule 144A(d)(3) under
     the Securities Act) as securities of the Companies that are listed on a
     national securities exchange registered under Section 6 of the Exchange Act
     or that are quoted in a U.S. automated inter-dealer quotation system.

          (tt) Assuming that (i) your representations and warranties in Section
     2 of this Agreement are true, (ii) you comply with the covenants set forth
     herein and (iii) each of the Eligible Purchasers is a QIB, a person who
     acquires the Notes and the Guarantees outside the United States in an
     "offshore transaction" and is not a "U.S. person" (within the meaning of
     Regulation S) or an institutional accredited investor within the meaning of
     Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) and (7) under the Securities Act, it is not
     necessary in connection with the purchase of the Notes and the Guarantees
     and the offer and initial resale of the Notes and the Guarantees by you in
     the manner contemplated by this Agreement and the

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     Offering Memorandum, to register the Notes and the Guarantees under the
     Securities Act or to qualify the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act.

          (uu) None of the Companies, the Guarantors or any of their respective
     affiliates or any person acting on their behalf has engaged or will engage
     in any directed selling efforts within the meaning of Rule 902(b) of
     Regulation S with respect to the Notes, and the Companies, the Guarantors
     and their affiliates and all persons acting on their behalf have complied
     with and will comply with the offering restrictions requirements of
     Regulation S in connection with the offering of the Notes outside of the
     United States and, in connection therewith, the Offering Memorandum will
     contain the disclosure required by Rule 902(h). The sales of the Notes
     pursuant to Regulation S are not part of a plan or scheme to evade the
     registration provision of the Securities Act.

          (vv) The Notes sold by the Companies in reliance on Regulation S will
     be represented upon issuance by a temporary global security that may not be
     exchanged for definitive securities until the expiration of the 40-day
     restricted period referred to in Rule 903(c)(3) of the Securities Act and
     only upon certification of beneficial ownership of such Notes by non-U.S.
     persons or U.S. persons who purchased such Notes in transactions that were
     exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

          (ww) Neither TWI, the Companies nor their respective subsidiaries has
     taken or will take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to cause or
     result in, or which has constituted or which might reasonably be expected
     to constitute, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Notes
     to facilitate the sale or resale of the Notes.

          (xx) No "nationally recognized statistical rating organization" as
     such term is defined for purposes of Rule 436(g)(2) under the Securities
     Act (i) has imposed (or has informed the Companies that it is considering
     imposing) any condition (financial or otherwise) on TWI's or the Companies'
     retaining any rating assigned as of the date hereof to TWI, the Companies
     or any of their respective securities or (ii) has indicated to TWI or the
     Companies that it is considering (A) the downgrading, suspension or
     withdrawal of, or any review for a possible change that does not indicate
     the direction of the possible change in, any rating so assigned or (B) any
     negative change in the outlook for any rating of TWI or the Companies.

          (yy) Neither TWI nor the Companies has taken, or will take, any action
     that might cause this Agreement or the issuance or sale of the Notes and
     the Guarantees to violate Regulation T (12 C.F.R. Part 220), Regulation U
     (12 C.F.R. Part 221) or Regulation X (12 C.F.R. Part 224) of the Board of
     Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

          (zz) Each of the Companies and the Guarantors understands that the
     Initial Purchasers and, for purposes of the opinions to be delivered to the
     Initial Purchasers pursuant to Section 7 hereof, counsel to the Companies
     and counsel to the Initial Purchasers will rely upon the accuracy and truth
     of the foregoing representations and hereby consents to such reliance.

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          SECTION 2.  Representations, Warranties and Agreements of the Initial
Purchasers. Each of the Initial Purchasers, severally and not jointly,
represents and warrants to, and agrees with, the Companies and the Guarantors,
that:

          (a)  Such Initial Purchaser is a QIB with such knowledge and
     experience in financial and business matters as are necessary in order to
     evaluate the merits and risks of an investment in the Notes and the
     Guarantees.

          (b)  Such Initial Purchaser (i) is not acquiring the Notes and the
     Guarantees with a view to any distribution thereof or with any present
     intention of offering or selling any of the Notes and the Guarantees in a
     transaction that would violate the Securities Act or any state securities
     laws or any other applicable jurisdiction; (ii) in connection with the
     Exempt Resales, will solicit offers to buy the Notes and the Guarantees
     only from, and will offer to sell the Notes and the Guarantees only to,
     Eligible Purchasers in accordance with this Agreement and on the terms
     contemplated by the Offering Memorandum; and (iii) will not offer or sell
     the Notes and the Guarantees, nor has it offered or sold the Notes and the
     Guarantees by, or otherwise engaged in, any form of general solicitation in
     connection with the offering of the Notes and the Guarantees.

          (c)  The Notes and the Guarantees have not been and will not be
     registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold within
     the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons
     except in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act or pursuant
     to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
     Such Initial Purchaser represents that it has not offered, sold or
     delivered the Notes and the Guarantees, and will not offer, sell or deliver
     the Notes and the Guarantees (i) as part of their distribution at any time
     or (ii) otherwise until 40 days after the later of the commencement of the
     offering of the Notes and the Guarantees and the Closing Date (such period,
     the "Distribution Compliance Period"), within the United States or to, or
     for the account or benefit of U.S. persons, except in accordance with Rule
     144A under the Securities Act. Accordingly, such Initial Purchaser
     represents and agrees that neither it, its affiliates nor any persons
     acting on its behalf have engaged or will engage in any directed selling
     efforts within the meaning of Rule 902(c) of Regulation S with respect to
     the Notes and the Guarantees, and its affiliates and all persons acting on
     its behalf have complied and will comply with the offering restrictions
     requirements of Regulation S.

          (d)  Such Initial Purchaser agrees that, at or prior to confirmation
     of a sale of Notes and Guarantees (other than a sale pursuant to Rule
     144A), it will have sent to each distributor, dealer or person receiving a
     selling concession, fee or other remuneration that purchases Notes and
     Guarantees from them during the Distribution Compliance Period a
     confirmation or notice substantially to the following effect:

          "The Notes covered hereby have not been registered under the
          Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and may not be
          offered and sold within the United States or to, or for the
          account or benefit of, U.S. persons (i) as part of their
          distribution at any time or (ii) otherwise until 40 days
          after the later of the commencement of the offering or the
          closing date, except in

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          either case in accordance with Regulation S (or Rule 144A if
          available) under the Securities Act, and in connection with
          any subsequent sale by you of the Notes covered hereby in
          reliance on Regulation S during the period referred to above
          to any distributor, dealer or person receiving a selling
          concession, fee or other remuneration, you must deliver a
          notice substantially to the foregoing effect. Terms used
          above have the meanings assigned to them in Regulation S."

          (e)  Such Initial Purchaser (i) has not offered or sold, and, prior to
     the six months after the date of the issue of the Notes, will not offer or
     sell, any Notes to persons in the United Kingdom, except to persons whose
     ordinary activities involve them in acquiring, holding, managing or
     disposing of investments (as principal or agent) for purposes of their
     businesses or otherwise in circumstances which have not resulted and will
     not result in an offer to the public in the United Kingdom within the
     meaning of the Public Offers of Securities Regulations 1995, (ii) has
     complied with and will comply with all applicable provisions of the
     Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the "FSMA") with respect to
     anything done by it in relation to the Notes in, from or otherwise
     involving the United Kingdom, and (iii) has only communicated or caused to
     be communicated and will only communicate and cause to be communicated any
     invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the
     meaning of Section 21 of the FSMA) received by it in connection with the
     issue or sale of any Notes in circumstances in which Section 21(1) of the
     FSMA would not apply to the Companies.

          (f)  Such Initial Purchaser understands that the Companies and, for
     purposes of the opinions to be delivered to you pursuant to Section 7
     hereof, counsel to the Companies and counsel to the Initial Purchasers will
     rely upon the accuracy and truth of the foregoing representations and
     hereby consents to such reliance.

          The terms used in this Section 2 that have meanings assigned to them
in Regulation S are used herein as so defined.

          SECTION 3.  Purchase of the Notes and the Guarantees by the Initial
Purchasers. On the basis of the representations and warranties contained in, and
subject to the terms and conditions of, this Agreement, the Companies agrees to
sell the Notes (and cause the Guarantors to issue the Guarantees) to the several
Initial Purchasers and each of the Initial Purchasers, severally and not
jointly, agrees to purchase the amount of Notes set opposite that Initial
Purchaser's name in Schedule 1 hereto. Each Initial Purchaser will purchase such
aggregate principal amount of Notes at an aggregate purchase price equal to __%
of the principal amount thereof (the "Purchase Price").

          The Companies shall not be obligated to deliver any of the Notes or
the Guarantees to be delivered on the Closing Date, except upon payment for all
the Notes and the Guarantees to be purchased on the Closing Date as provided
herein.

          SECTION 4.  Delivery of and Payment for the Notes and the
Guarantees.

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          (a)  Delivery of and payment for the Notes and the Guarantees shall be
     made at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 767 Fifth Avenue, New
     York NY 10153, at 9:00 A.M., New York City time, on the fifth full business
     day following the date of this Agreement or at such other date or place as
     shall be determined by agreement between Lehman Brothers and the Companies.
     This date and time are sometimes referred to as the "Closing Date."

          (b)  On the Closing Date, one or more Notes in definitive form,
     registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of The Depository Trust
     Company ("DTC"), having an aggregate principal amount corresponding to the
     aggregate principal amount of Notes sold pursuant to Eligible Resales
     (collectively, the "Global Notes"), shall be delivered by the Companies to
     the Initial Purchasers against payment by the Initial Purchasers of the
     purchase price thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds as
     the Companies may direct by written notice delivered to you no later than
     two business days prior to the Closing Date. The Global Notes in definitive
     form shall be made available to the Initial Purchasers for inspection not
     later than 2:00 p.m. on the business day prior to the Closing Date.

          SECTION 5.  Further Agreements of TWI and the Companies. TWI and the
Companies, severally and jointly, agree:

          (a)  To advise you promptly and, if requested by you, to confirm such
     advice in writing, (i) of the issuance by the Commission or any state
     securities commission of any stop order suspending the qualification or
     exemption from qualification of the Notes and the Guarantees for offering
     or sale in any jurisdiction, or the initiation or threatening of any
     proceeding for such purpose by the Commission or any state securities
     commission or other regulatory authority, and (ii) during the period
     referred to in (d) below, the happening of any event that makes any
     statement of a material fact made in the Preliminary Offering Memorandum or
     the Offering Memorandum untrue or which requires the making of any
     additions to or changes in the Preliminary Offering Memorandum or Offering
     Memorandum in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the
     circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. Each of TWI and
     the Companies shall use all reasonable efforts to prevent the issuance of
     any stop order or order suspending the qualification or exemption of the
     Notes and the Guarantees under any state securities or Blue Sky laws and,
     if at any time any state securities commission shall issue any stop order
     suspending the qualification or exemption of the Notes and the Guarantees
     under any state securities or Blue Sky laws, TWI or the Companies shall use
     all reasonable efforts to obtain the withdrawal or lifting of such order at
     the earliest possible time.

          (b)  To furnish to you without charge, as many copies of the
     Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum, and any
     amendments or supplements thereto, as you may reasonably request. The
     Companies consent to the use of the Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the
     Offering Memorandum, and any amendments and supplements thereto required
     pursuant to this Agreement, by you in connection with the Exempt Resales
     that are in compliance with this Agreement.

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          (c)  Not to amend or supplement the Offering Memorandum prior to the
     Closing Date or during the period referred to in (d) below unless you shall
     previously have been advised of, and shall not have reasonably objected to,
     such amendment or supplement within a reasonable time, but in any event not
     longer than three days after being furnished a copy of such amendment or
     supplement. The Companies shall promptly prepare, upon any reasonable
     request by you, any amendment or supplement to the Offering Memorandum that
     may be necessary or advisable in connection with Exempt Resales.

          (d)  If, in connection with any Exempt Resales or market making
     transactions after the date of this Agreement and prior to the consummation
     of the Registered Exchange Offer, any event shall occur that, in the
     judgment of the Companies or in your judgment or the judgment of counsel to
     you, makes any statement of a material fact in the Offering Memorandum
     untrue or that requires the making of any additions to or changes in the
     Offering Memorandum in order to make the statements in the Offering
     Memorandum, in the light of the circumstances at the time that the Offering
     Memorandum is delivered to prospective Eligible Purchasers, not misleading,
     or if it is necessary to amend or supplement the Offering Memorandum to
     comply with applicable law, TWI or the Companies will promptly notify you
     of such event and prepare an appropriate amendment or supplement to the
     Offering Memorandum so that, at the time that the Offering Memorandum is
     delivered to prospective Eligible Purchasers, (i) the statements in the
     Offering Memorandum as amended or supplemented, in the light of the
     circumstances under which they were made, will not be misleading and (ii)
     the Offering Memorandum will comply with applicable law.

          (e)  Promptly from time to time to take such action as you may
     reasonably request to qualify the Notes and the Guarantees for offering and
     sale under the state securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions as
     you may request (provided, however, that the Companies shall not be
     obligated to qualify as a foreign corporation in any jurisdiction in which
     it is not now so qualified or to take any action that would subject it to
     general consent to service of process or taxation in any jurisdiction in
     which it is not now so subject) and to comply with such laws so as to
     permit the continuance of sales and dealings therein in such jurisdictions
     for as long as may be necessary to complete the distribution of the Notes
     and the Guarantees.

          (f)  To use their reasonable best efforts to do and perform all things
     required to be done and performed under this Agreement by them prior to or
     after the Closing Date and to satisfy all conditions precedent on its part
     to the delivery of the Notes and the Guarantees.

          (g)  Except as contemplated in the Registration Rights Agreement, not
     to sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to buy or otherwise negotiate in
     respect of any security (as defined in the Securities Act) that would be
     integrated with the sale of the Notes and the Guarantees in a manner that
     would require the registration under the Securities Act of the sale to you
     or the Eligible Purchasers of the Notes and the Guarantees.

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          (h)  Not to, and to not permit any of its affiliates to, resell any
     Notes that have been acquired by any of them other than resales in
     accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement.

          (i)  Not to, and to not permit any of its affiliates or any person
     acting on their behalf to, engage in any form of general solicitation or
     general advertising (within the meaning of Regulation D) in connection with
     the offering of the Notes and the Guarantees.

          (j)  Not to, and to not permit any of its affiliates or any person
     acting on their behalf to, engage in any directed selling efforts within
     the meaning of Rule 902(b) of Regulation S with respect to the Notes, and
     to, and require its affiliates or any person acting on their behalf to,
     comply with the offering restrictions requirements of Regulation S in
     connection with the offering of the Notes outside of the United States.

          (k)  Not to, and to not permit any of its subsidiaries to take,
     directly or indirectly, any action designed to cause or result in, or which
     has constituted or which might reasonably be expected to constitute, the
     stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Notes and the Guarantees
     to facilitate the sale or resale of the Notes and the Guarantees.

          (l)  For so long as any Notes remain outstanding and during any period
     in which the Companies or the Guarantors are not subject to Section 13 or
     15(d) of the Exchange Act, to make available to any registered holder or
     beneficial owner of Notes in connection with any sale thereof and any
     prospective purchaser of Notes from such registered holder or beneficial
     owner, the information required by Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities
     Act.

          (m)  To use their reasonable best efforts to cause the Notes to be
     eligible for trading in The PORTAL/SM/ Market ("PORTAL"), a subsidiary of
     The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., and to permit the Notes to be eligible for
     clearance and settlement through DTC.

          (n)  To apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes as set forth
     in the Offering Memorandum under the section entitled "Use of Proceeds."

          (o)  For the period that is two years after the Closing Date, to take
     such steps as shall be necessary to ensure that neither TWI, the Companies
     and each of their respective subsidiaries shall become an "investment
     company" within the meaning of such term under the Investment Company Act
     and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

          (p)  For a period of 90 days from the date of the Offering Memorandum,
     not to, directly or indirectly, sell, contract to sell, grant any option to
     purchase, issue any instrument convertible into or exchangeable for, or
     otherwise transfer or dispose of, any debt securities of the Companies or
     the Guarantors in a public or private offering for cash having a maturity
     of more than one year from the date of issue of such securities, except

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     (i) for the Exchange Notes and the Exchange Note Guarantees in connection
     with the Exchange Offer, (ii) with the prior consent of the Initial
     Purchasers, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and
     (iii) any Additional Notes (as defined in the Indenture).

          (q)  For a period of five years following the Closing Date, to furnish
     to you copies of all materials furnished by the Companies to their
     respective stockholders and holders of Notes, and at any times after an
     initial public offering of equity securities by TWI, copies of materials
     furnished to TWI's stockholders and all public reports and all reports and
     financial statements furnished by the Companies to the principal national
     securities exchange upon which the Companies common stock or Notes may be
     listed pursuant to requirements of or agreements with such exchange or to
     the Commission pursuant to the Exchange Act or any rule or regulation of
     the Commission thereunder.

          SECTION 6.  Expenses. Each of TWI and the Companies agrees that,
whether or not the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are consummated
or this Agreement becomes effective or is terminated, to pay all costs,
expenses, fees and taxes incident to and in connection with: (i) the
preparation, printing, filing and distribution of the Preliminary Offering
Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum (including, without limitation, financial
statements) and all amendments and supplements thereto (but not, however, legal
fees and expenses of your counsel incurred in connection therewith), (ii) the
preparation, printing (including, without limitation, word processing and
duplication costs) and delivery of this Agreement, the Indenture, the
Registration Rights Agreement, all Blue Sky Memoranda and all other agreements,
memoranda, correspondence and other documents printed and delivered in
connection herewith and with the Exempt Resales (but not, however, legal fees
and expenses of your counsel incurred in connection with any of the foregoing
other than reasonable fees of such counsel plus reasonable disbursements
incurred in connection with the preparation, printing and delivery of such Blue
Sky Memoranda), (iii) the issuance and delivery by the Companies and the
Guarantors of the Notes and the Guarantees, (iv) the qualification of the Notes
for offer and sale under the securities or Blue Sky laws of the several states
(including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and disbursements of your
counsel relating to such registration or qualification), (v) furnishing such
copies of the Preliminary Offering Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum, and
all amendments and supplements thereto, as may be reasonably requested for use
in connection with the Exempt Resales, (vi) the preparation of certificates for
the Notes (including, without limitation, printing), (vii) the fees,
disbursements and expenses of the Companies' counsel and accountants and the
Trustee, (viii) all expenses and listing fees in connection with the application
for quotation of the Notes in PORTAL, (ix) the costs and expenses of the
Companies relating to investor presentations on any road show undertaken in
connection with the offering of the Notes, including without limitation,
expenses associated with the production of road show slides and graphics, fees
and expenses of any consultants engaged in connection with the road show
presentations with the prior approval of the Companies, travel and lodging
expenses of the representatives and officers of the Companies and any such
consultants, and the cost of any aircraft chartered in connection with the road
show, (x) fees charged by any rating agency and other related expenses, if any,
all fees and expenses (including fees and expenses of counsel) of the Companies
in connection with approval of the Notes by DTC for "book-entry" transfer, and
(xi) the performance by the Companies and the Guarantors of their other
obligations under this Agreement.

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          SECTION 7.  Conditions of Initial Purchasers' Obligations. The
respective obligations of the Initial Purchasers hereunder are subject to the
accuracy, when made and on the Closing Date, of the representations and
warranties of the Companies and the Guarantors contained herein, to the
performance by each of the Companies and the Guarantors of its obligations
hereunder, and to each of the following additional terms and conditions.

          (a)  The Offering Memorandum shall have been printed and copies
     distributed to you not later than 9:00 A.M., New York City time, on August
     15, 2003, or at such later date and time as you may approve in writing, and
     no stop order suspending the qualification or exemption from qualification
     of the Notes in any jurisdiction shall have been issued and no proceeding
     for that purpose shall have been commenced or shall be pending or
     threatened.

          (b)  No Initial Purchaser shall have discovered and disclosed to TWI
     or the Companies on or prior to such Closing Date that the Offering
     Memorandum or any amendment or supplement thereto contains an untrue
     statement of a fact which, in the reasonable opinion of Weil, Gotshal &
     Manges LLP, counsel for the Initial Purchasers, is material or omits to
     state a fact which, in the reasonable opinion of such counsel, is material
     and is required to be stated therein or is necessary to make the statements
     therein not misleading.

          (c)  All corporate proceedings and other legal matters incident to the
     authorization, form and validity of this Agreement, the other Operative
     Documents, the Transaction Documents, the Offering Memorandum, and all
     other legal matters relating to this Agreement and the Transactions shall
     be reasonably satisfactory in all material respects to the Initial
     Purchasers, and TWI and the Companies shall have furnished to such counsel
     all documents and information that they may reasonably request to enable
     them to pass upon such matters.

          (d)  Bingham McCutchen LLP shall have furnished to the Initial
     Purchasers its written opinion, as counsel to the Companies and the
     Guarantors, addressed to the Initial Purchasers and dated as of the Closing
     Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Initial
     Purchasers and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, substantially in the form
     attached hereto as Exhibit B.

          (e)  Frost Brown Todd LLC shall have furnished to the Initial
     Purchasers its written opinion, as counsel to Tempur-Pedic, Inc. and the
     Subsidiary Guarantors, addressed to the Initial Purchasers and dated as of
     the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the
     Initial Purchasers and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, substantially in the form
     attached hereto as Exhibit C.

          (f)  Wetherington, Melchionna, Terry, Day & Ammar shall have furnished
     to the Initial Purchasers its written opinion, as counsel to Tempur
     Production USA, Inc., addressed to the Initial Purchasers and dated as of
     the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the
     Initial Purchasers and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, substantially in the form
     attached hereto as Exhibit D.

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          (g)  The Companies shall have requested and caused one or more special
     counsel for each of the subsidiaries listed on Schedule 2 hereto, to
     furnish to the Initial Purchasers its or their opinion, dated the Closing
     Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Initial
     Purchasers and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, substantially in the form
     attached hereto as Exhibit E.

          (h)  The Initial Purchasers shall have received from Weil, Gotshal &
     Manges LLP, counsel for the Initial Purchasers, such opinion or opinions,
     dated as of the Closing Date, with respect to the issuance and sale of the
     Notes and the Guarantees, the Offering Memorandum and other related matters
     as the Initial Purchasers may reasonably require, and the Companies shall
     have furnished to such counsel such documents as they reasonably request
     for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon such matters.

          (i)  Each of the Companies, the Guarantors and the Trustee shall have
     entered into the Indenture and the Initial Purchasers shall have received
     counterparts, conformed as executed, thereof.

          (j)  Each of the Companies, the Guarantors and the Initial Purchasers
     shall have entered into the Registration Rights Agreement and the Initial
     Purchasers shall have received counterparts, conformed as executed,
     thereof.

          (k)  The Notes shall have been approved for trading in PORTAL and
     shall be eligible for clearance and settlement through DTC.

          (l)  At the time of execution of this Agreement, the Initial
     Purchasers shall have received from Ernst & Young LLP, a letter, in form
     and substance satisfactory to the Initial Purchasers, addressed to the
     Initial Purchasers and dated the date hereof (i) confirming that they are
     independent public accountants within the meaning of the Securities Act and
     are in compliance with the applicable requirements relating to the
     qualification of accountants under Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X of the
     Commission, (ii) stating, as of the date hereof (or, with respect to
     matters involving changes or developments since the respective dates as of
     which specified financial information is given in the Offering Memorandum,
     as of a date not more than five days prior to the date hereof), the
     conclusions and findings of such firm with respect to the financial
     information and other matters ordinarily covered by accountants' "comfort
     letters" to initial purchasers.

          (m)  With respect to the letter of Ernst & Young LLP, referred to in
     the preceding paragraph and delivered to the Initial Purchasers
     concurrently with the execution of this Agreement (the "initial letter"),
     the Initial Purchasers shall have received a letter (the "bring-down
     letter") of such accountants, addressed to the Initial Purchasers and dated
     as of the Closing Date (i) confirming that they are independent public
     accountants within the meaning of the Securities Act and are in compliance
     with the applicable requirements relating to the qualification of
     accountants under Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X of the Commission, (ii)
     stating, as of the date of the bring-down letter (or, with respect to
     matters involving changes or developments since the respective dates as of
     which specified financial information is given in the Offering Memorandum,
     as of a

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     date not more than five days prior to the date of the bring-down letter),
     the conclusions and findings of such firm with respect to the financial
     information and other matters covered by the initial letter and (iii)
     confirming in all material respects the conclusions and findings set forth
     in the initial letter.

          (n)  The Initial Purchasers shall have received (i) a certificate from
     the Companies, dated as of the Closing Date, signed by its Chief Executive
     Officer and Chief Financial Officer and (ii) a certificate from each
     Guarantor, dated the Closing Date, signed by its Chief Executive Officer
     and Chief Financial Officer, stating, as applicable, that:

                    (A)  The representations and warranties of the Companies and
               the Guarantors contained herein, as applicable, are true and
               correct as if made on and as of the Closing Date (other than to
               the extent any such representation or warranty is made expressly
               to a certain date), and the Companies and the Guarantors, as
               applicable, have performed all covenants and agreements and
               satisfied all conditions on their part to be performed or
               satisfied hereunder, to the extent a party hereto, at or prior to
               the Closing Date;

                    (B)  At the Closing Date, since the date hereof or since the
               date of the most recent financial statements in the Offering
               Memorandum, except as described in the Offering Memorandum to the
               knowledge of such person after reasonable inquiry, no event or
               events have occurred, nor has any information become known that,
               individually or in the aggregate, would have a material adverse
               effect on the consolidated financial position, stockholders'
               equity, results of operations, business or prospects of TWI, the
               Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries;

                    (C)  They have carefully examined the Preliminary Offering
               Memorandum and the Offering Memorandum and, in their opinion, the
               Preliminary Offering Memorandum and Offering Memorandum, as of
               their respective dates, did not, and the Offering Memorandum, as
               of the Closing Date, does not include any untrue statement of a
               material fact and did not omit to state a material fact required
               to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein,
               in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not
               misleading, and since the date of the Offering Memorandum, no
               event has occurred which should have been set forth in a
               supplement or to the Offering Memorandum; and

                    (D)  To the knowledge of such persons after due inquiry, the
               issuance and sale of the Notes and Guarantees by the Companies
               and the Guarantors hereunder has not been enjoined (temporarily
               or permanently) by any court or governmental body or agency.

          (o)  (i) Neither TWI, the Companies nor their respective subsidiaries
     shall have sustained since the date of the latest audited financial
     statements included in the

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     Offering Memorandum (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto after
     the date hereof) any loss or interference with its business from fire,
     explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or
     from any labor dispute or court or governmental action, order or decree,
     otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Offering Memorandum or
     (ii) since such date there shall not have been any change in the capital
     stock or long-term debt of TWI, the Companies and each of their respective
     subsidiaries or any change, or any development involving a prospective
     change, in or affecting the general affairs, management, financial
     position, stockholders' equity or results of operations of TWI, the
     Companies and each of their respective subsidiaries, otherwise than as set
     forth or contemplated in the Offering Memorandum, the effect of which, in
     any such case described in clause (i) or (ii), is, in the reasonable
     judgment of Lehman Brothers, so material and adverse as to make it
     impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering or the delivery
     of the Notes and the Guarantees being delivered on such Closing Date on the
     terms and in the manner contemplated herein and in the Offering Memorandum.

          (p)  Subsequent to the execution and delivery of this Agreement (i) no
     downgrading shall have occurred in the rating accorded TWI's or the
     Companies' debt securities by any "nationally recognized statistical rating
     organization," as that term is defined by the Commission for purposes of
     Rule 436(g)(2) of the Securities Act and (ii) no such organization shall
     have publicly announced or privately informed TWI or the Companies that it
     has under surveillance or review, with possible negative implications, its
     rating of any of TWI's or the Companies' debt securities.

          (q)  Subsequent to the execution and delivery of this Agreement there
     shall not have occurred any of the following: (i) trading in securities
     generally on the New York Stock Exchange or the American Stock Exchange or
     in the over-the-counter market, or trading in any securities of TWI or the
     Companies on any exchange or in the over-the-counter market, shall have
     been suspended or the settlement of such trading generally shall have been
     materially disrupted or minimum prices shall have been established on any
     such exchange or such market by the Commission, by such exchange or by any
     other regulatory body or governmental authority having jurisdiction, (ii) a
     banking moratorium shall have been declared by Federal or state
     authorities, (iii) the United States shall have become engaged in
     hostilities, there shall have been an escalation in hostilities involving
     the United States or there shall have been a declaration of a national
     emergency or war by the United States or (iv) there shall have occurred
     such a material adverse change in general economic, political or financial
     conditions (or the effect of international conditions on the financial
     markets in the United States shall be such) or there shall have occurred
     any other calamity or crisis, including without limitation as a result of
     terrorist activities after the date hereof, as to make it, in the judgment
     of Lehman Brothers, impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the
     offering or delivery of the Notes and the Guarantees being delivered on
     such Closing Date on the terms and in the manner contemplated in the
     Offering Memorandum.

          All opinions, letters, evidence and certificates mentioned above or
elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the
provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance reasonably satisfactory
to counsel for the Initial Purchasers.

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          SECTION 8.  Indemnification and Contribution.

          (a)  The Companies and the Guarantors shall jointly and severally
     indemnify and hold harmless each Initial Purchaser, its directors, officers
     and employees and each person, if any, who controls any Initial Purchaser
     within the meaning of the Securities Act, from and against any loss, claim,
     damage or liability, joint or several, or any action in respect thereof
     (including, but not limited to, any loss, claim, damage, liability or
     action relating to purchases and sales of the Notes and the Guarantees), to
     which that Initial Purchaser, director, officer, employee or controlling
     person may become subject, under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar
     as such loss, claim, damage, liability or action arises out of, or is based
     upon, (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material
     fact contained (A) in any Preliminary Offering Memorandum, the Offering
     Memorandum or in any amendment or supplement thereto or (B) in any Blue Sky
     application or other document prepared or executed by the Companies or the
     Guarantors (or based upon any written information furnished by the
     Companies or the Guarantors for use therein) specifically for the purpose
     of qualifying any or all of the Notes under the securities laws of any
     state or other jurisdiction (any such application, document or information
     being hereinafter called a "Blue Sky Application") or (C) in any materials
     or information provided to investors by, or with the written approval of,
     the Companies in connection with the marketing of the offering of the Notes
     ("Marketing Materials"), including any roadshow or investor presentations
     made to investors by TWI or the Companies (whether in person or
     electronically), (ii) the omission or alleged omission to state in any
     Preliminary Offering Memorandum, the Offering Memorandum or in any
     amendment or supplement thereto, or in any Blue Sky Application or
     Marketing Materials, any material fact required to be stated therein or
     necessary to make the statements therein in light of the circumstances
     under which they were made not misleading or (iii) any act or failure to
     act or any alleged act or failure to act by any Initial Purchaser in
     connection with, or relating in any manner to, the Notes and the Guarantees
     or the offering contemplated hereby, and which is included as part of or
     referred to in any loss, claim, damage, liability or action arising out of
     or based upon matters covered by clause (i) or (ii) above (provided that
     the Companies and the Guarantors shall not be liable under this clause
     (iii) to the extent that it is determined in a final judgment by a court of
     competent jurisdiction that such loss, claim, damage, liability or action
     resulted directly from any such acts or failures to act undertaken or
     omitted to be taken by such Initial Purchaser through its gross negligence
     or willful misconduct), and shall reimburse each Initial Purchaser and each
     such director, officer, employee or controlling person promptly upon demand
     for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by that Initial
     Purchaser, director, officer, employee or controlling person in connection
     with investigating or defending or preparing to defend against any such
     loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred;
     provided, however, that the Companies and the Guarantors shall not be
     liable in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage,
     liability or action arises out of, or is based upon, any untrue statement
     or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made in any
     Preliminary Offering Memorandum or the Offering Memorandum, or in any such
     amendment or supplement, in reliance upon and in conformity with written
     information concerning such Initial Purchasers furnished to the Companies
     through the Initial Purchasers by or on behalf of any Initial Purchasers
     specifically for inclusion therein

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     which information consists solely of the information specified in Section
     8(e); and provided further that with respect to any such untrue statement
     or omission made in the Preliminary Offering Memorandum, the foregoing
     indemnity shall not inure to the benefit of the Initial Purchasers (or any
     person who controls any Initial Purchaser or any officer or director
     thereof) from whom the person asserting such loss, claim, damage, liability
     or action purchased the Notes, to the extent that such sale was an initial
     resale by such Initial Purchaser and any such loss, claim, damage,
     liability or action of such Initial Purchaser is a result of the fact that
     both (i) to the extent required by applicable law, a copy of the Offering
     Memorandum was not sent or given to such person at or prior to the written
     confirmation of the sale of such Notes to such person and (ii) the untrue
     statement or omission in the Preliminary Offering Memorandum was corrected
     in the Offering Memorandum unless, in either case, such failure to deliver
     the Offering Memorandum was a result of noncompliance by the Companies with
     Section 5(c). The foregoing indemnity agreement is in addition to any
     liability which the Companies and the Guarantors may otherwise have to any
     Initial Purchaser or to any director, officer, employee or controlling
     person of that Initial Purchaser.

          (b)  Each Initial Purchaser shall, severally and not jointly,
     indemnify and hold harmless the Companies, the Guarantors, each of their
     respective directors, officers, and each person, if any, who controls the
     Companies or the Guarantors within the meaning of the Securities Act, from
     and against any loss, claim, damage or liability, joint or several, or any
     action in respect thereof, to which the Companies, the Guarantors or any
     such director, officer or controlling person may become subject, under the
     Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such loss, claim, damage, liability
     or action arises out of, or is based upon, (i) any untrue statement or
     alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in any Preliminary
     Offering Memorandum, the Offering Memorandum or in any amendment or
     supplement thereto, or in any Blue Sky Application or (ii) the omission or
     alleged omission to state in any Preliminary Offering Memorandum, the
     Offering Memorandum or in any amendment or supplement thereto, or in any
     Blue Sky Application any material fact required to be stated therein or
     necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, but in each case
     only to the extent that the untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or
     omission or alleged omission was made in reliance upon and in conformity
     with written information concerning such Initial Purchaser furnished to TWI
     or the Companies through Lehman Brothers by or on behalf of that Initial
     Purchaser specifically for inclusion therein, and shall reimburse the
     Companies, the Guarantors, and any such director, officer or controlling
     person for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by the
     Companies, the Guarantors or any such director, officer or controlling
     person in connection with investigating or defending or preparing to defend
     against any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses
     are incurred. The foregoing indemnity agreement is in addition to any
     liability which any Initial Purchaser may otherwise have to the Companies,
     the Guarantors or any such director, officer or controlling person.

          (c)  Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Section
     8 of notice of any claim or the commencement of any action, the indemnified
     party shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the
     indemnifying party under this Section 8, notify the indemnifying party in
     writing of the claim or the commencement of that action;

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     provided, however, that the failure to notify the indemnifying party shall
     not relieve it from any liability which it may have under this Section 8
     except to the extent it has been materially prejudiced by such failure and,
     provided further, that the failure to notify the indemnifying party shall
     not relieve it from any liability which it may have to an indemnified party
     otherwise than under this Section 8. If any such claim or action shall be
     brought against an indemnified party, and it shall notify the indemnifying
     party thereof, the indemnifying party shall be entitled to participate
     therein and, to the extent that it wishes, jointly with any other similarly
     notified indemnifying party, to assume the defense thereof with counsel
     reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. After notice from the
     indemnifying party to the indemnified party of its election to assume the
     defense of such claim or action, the indemnifying party shall not be liable
     to the indemnified party under this Section 8 for any legal or other
     expenses subsequently incurred by the indemnified party in connection with
     the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation; provided,
     however, that Lehman Brothers shall have the right to employ counsel to
     represent jointly Lehman Brothers and those other Initial Purchasers and
     their respective directors, officers, employees and controlling persons who
     may be subject to liability arising out of any claim in respect of which
     indemnity may be sought by the Initial Purchasers against TWI or the
     Companies under this Section 8 if, in the reasonable judgment of Lehman
     Brothers, it is advisable for Lehman Brothers and those Initial Purchasers,
     directors, officers, employees and controlling persons to be jointly
     represented by separate counsel, and in that event the fees and expenses of
     such separate counsel shall be paid by TWI or the Companies. No
     indemnifying party shall (i) without the prior written consent of the
     indemnified parties (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld),
     settle or compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect
     to any pending or threatened claim, action, suit or proceeding in respect
     of which indemnification or contribution may be sought hereunder (whether
     or not the indemnified parties are actual or potential parties to such
     claim or action) unless such settlement, compromise or consent includes an
     unconditional release of each indemnified party from all liability arising
     out of such claim, action, suit or proceeding and does not include any
     findings of fact or admissions of fault or culpability as to the
     indemnified party or (ii) be liable for any settlement of any such action
     effected without its written consent (which consent shall not be
     unreasonably withheld), but if settled with the consent of the indemnifying
     party or if there be a final judgment of the plaintiff in any such action,
     the indemnifying party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless any
     indemnified party from and against any loss or liability by reason of such
     settlement or judgment.

          (d)  If the indemnification provided for in this Section 8 shall for
     any reason be unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an
     indemnified party under Section 8(a) or 8(b) in respect of any loss, claim,
     damage or liability, or any action in respect thereof, referred to therein,
     then each indemnifying party shall, in lieu of indemnifying such
     indemnified party, contribute to the amount paid or payable by such
     indemnified party as a result of such loss, claim, damage or liability, or
     action in respect thereof, (i) in such proportion as shall be appropriate
     to reflect the relative benefits received by TWI or the Companies on the
     one hand and the Initial Purchasers on the other from the offering of the
     Notes and the Guarantees or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i)
     above is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is
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     relative benefits referred to in clause (i) above but also the relative
     fault of TWI or the Companies, on the one hand, and the Initial Purchasers
     on the other with respect to the statements or omissions which resulted in
     such loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof, as
     well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits
     received by the Companies on the one hand and the Initial Purchasers on the
     other with respect to such offering shall be deemed to be in the same
     proportion as the total net proceeds from the offering of the Notes and the
     Guarantees purchased under this Agreement (before deducting expenses)
     received by TWI or the Companies, on the one hand, and the total discounts
     and commissions received by the Initial Purchasers with respect to the
     Notes and the Guarantees purchased under this Agreement, on the other hand,
     bear to the total gross proceeds from the offering of the Notes and the
     Guarantees under this Agreement. The relative fault shall be determined by
     reference to whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material
     fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to
     information supplied by TWI or the Companies or the Initial Purchasers, the
     intent of the parties and their relative knowledge, access to information
     and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The
     Companies, the Guarantors and the Initial Purchasers agree that it would
     not be just and equitable if contributions pursuant to this Section 8(d)
     were to be determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Initial
     Purchasers were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other
     method of allocation which does not take into account the equitable
     considerations referred to herein. The amount paid or payable by an
     indemnified party as a result of the loss, claim, damage or liability, or
     action in respect thereof, referred to above in this Section 8(d) shall be
     deemed to include, for purposes of this Section 8(d), any legal or other
     expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in connection with
     investigating or defending or preparing to defend any such action or claim.
     Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 8(d), no Initial Purchaser
     shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which
     the total price at which the Notes purchased by it was resold to Eligible
     Purchasers exceeds the amount of any damages which such Initial Purchaser
     has otherwise paid or become liable to pay by reason of any untrue or
     alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty
     of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the
     Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was
     not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Initial Purchasers'
     obligations to contribute as provided in this Section 8(d) are several in
     proportion to their respective purchase obligations and not joint.

          (e)  The Initial Purchasers severally confirm and the Companies and
     the Guarantors acknowledge that the last sentence on the cover page of the
     Offering Memorandum, and the first sentence of the fifth and sixth
     paragraphs under the section entitled "Plan of Distribution" in the
     Offering Memorandum constitute the only information concerning the Initial
     Purchasers furnished in writing to the Companies by or on behalf of the
     Initial Purchasers specifically for inclusion in the Offering Memorandum.

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          SECTION 9.  Defaulting Initial Purchasers.

          If, on the Closing Date, any Initial Purchaser defaults in the
performance of its obligations under this Agreement, the remaining
non-defaulting Initial Purchasers shall be obligated to purchase the Notes that
the defaulting Initial Purchaser agreed but failed to purchase on such Closing
Date in the respective proportions which the amount of the Notes set forth
opposite the name of each remaining non-defaulting Initial Purchaser in Schedule
1 hereto bears to the total amount of Notes set forth opposite the names of all
the remaining non-defaulting Initial Purchasers in Schedule 1 hereto; provided,
however, that the remaining non-defaulting Initial Purchasers shall not be
obligated to purchase any of the Notes on such Closing Date if the total amount
of the Notes which the defaulting Initial Purchaser or Initial Purchasers agreed
but failed to purchase on such date exceeds 10% of the total amount of Notes to
be purchased on such Closing Date, and any remaining non-defaulting Initial
Purchaser shall not be obligated to purchase more than 110% of the amount of
Notes which it agreed to purchase on such Closing Date pursuant to the terms of
Section 2. If the foregoing maximums are exceeded, the remaining non-defaulting
Initial Purchasers, or those other Initial Purchasers satisfactory to Lehman
Brothers who so agree, shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to
purchase, in such proportion as may be agreed upon among them, all of the Notes
to be purchased on such Closing Date. If the remaining Initial Purchasers or
other Initial Purchasers satisfactory to Lehman Brothers do not elect to
purchase the Notes which the defaulting Initial Purchaser or Initial Purchasers
agreed but failed to purchase on such Closing Date, this Agreement shall
terminate without liability on the part of any non-defaulting Initial Purchaser
or the Companies, except that the Companies will continue to be liable to the
non-defaulting Initial Purchasers for the payment of expenses to the extent set
forth in Sections 6 and 11. As used in this Agreement, the term "Initial
Purchaser" includes, for all purposes of this Agreement unless the context
requires otherwise, any party not listed in Schedule 1 hereto who, pursuant to
this Section 9, purchases the Notes which a defaulting Initial Purchaser agreed
but failed to purchase.

          Nothing contained herein shall relieve a defaulting Initial Purchaser
of any liability it may have to the Companies and the Guarantors for damages
caused by its default. If other Initial Purchasers are obligated or agree to
purchase the Notes of a defaulting or withdrawing Initial Purchaser, either
Lehman Brothers or the Companies may postpone the Closing Date for up to seven
full business days in order to effect any changes that in the opinion of counsel
for the Companies or counsel for the Initial Purchasers may be necessary in the
Offering Memorandum or in any other document or arrangement.

          SECTION 10. Termination. The obligations of the Initial Purchasers
hereunder may be terminated by Lehman Brothers by notice given to and received
by the Companies prior to delivery of and payment for the Notes if, prior to
that time, any of the events described in Sections 7(n), 7(o) and 7(p) shall
have occurred or if the Initial Purchasers shall decline to purchase the Notes
for any reason permitted under this Agreement.

          SECTION 11. Reimbursement of Initial Purchasers' Expenses. If the
Companies and the Guarantors shall fail to deliver the Notes and the Guarantees
to the Initial Purchasers by reason of any failure, refusal or inability on the
part of the Companies and the Guarantors to perform any agreement on its part to
be performed, or because any other condition of the Initial Purchasers'
obligations hereunder required to be fulfilled by the Companies and the

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Guarantors is not fulfilled other than any of the conditions set forth in
Sections 7(q), the Companies and the Guarantors will reimburse the Initial
Purchasers for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including fees and
disbursements of counsel) incurred by the Initial Purchasers in connection with
this Agreement and the proposed purchase of the Notes and the Guarantees, and
upon demand the Companies and the Guarantors shall pay the full amount thereof
to Lehman Brothers.

          SECTION 12. Notices, etc. All statements, requests, notices and
agreements hereunder shall be in writing, and:

          (a)  if to the Initial Purchasers, shall be delivered or sent by mail,
     telex or facsimile transmission to the care of Lehman Brothers Inc., 745
     Seventh Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Alex Sade
     (Fax: (646) 758-1125), with a copy to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 767 Fifth
     Avenue, New York, New York 10153, Attention: Jeremy Dickens, Esq. (Fax:
     212-310-8007) and, in the case of any notice pursuant to Section 8(d), to
     the Director of Litigation, Office of the General Counsel, Lehman Brothers
     Inc., 399 Park Avenue, New York, New York (Fax: (212) 526-2648);

          (b)  if to the Companies and the Guarantors, shall be delivered or
     sent by mail, telex or facsimile transmission to the Companies and the
     Guarantors, 1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington Kentucky 40511, Attention:
     Thomas Bryant (Fax: (859) 514-4422), with a copy to Bingham McCutchen LLP,
     150 Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-1726, Attention: John
     Utzschneider, Esq. (Fax: (617) 951-8736);

provided, however, that any notice to an Initial Purchaser pursuant to Section
8(d) shall be delivered or sent by mail, telex or facsimile transmission to such
Initial Purchaser at its address set forth in its acceptance telex to Lehman
Brothers, which address will be supplied to any other party hereto by Lehman
Brothers upon request. Any such statements, requests, notices or agreements
shall take effect at the time of receipt thereof. The Companies shall be
entitled to act and rely upon any request, consent, notice or agreement given or
made on behalf of the Initial Purchasers by Lehman Brothers.

          SECTION 13. Persons Entitled to Benefit of Agreement. This Agreement
shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Initial Purchasers, the
Companies, the Guarantors and their respective personal representatives and
successors. This Agreement and the terms and provisions hereof are for the sole
benefit of only those persons, except that (a) the representations, warranties,
indemnities and agreements of the Companies and the Guarantors contained in this
Agreement shall also be deemed to be for the benefit of the directors, officers,
employees of the Initial Purchasers and each person or persons, if any, who
control any Initial Purchasers within the meaning of Section 15 of the
Securities Act and (b) the indemnity agreement of the Initial Purchasers
contained in Section 8(b) of this Agreement shall be deemed to be for the
benefit of directors, officers and any person controlling the Companies and the
Guarantors within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act. Nothing in
this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any person, other than
the persons referred to in this Section 13, any legal or equitable right, remedy
or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained
herein.

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          SECTION 14. Survival. The respective indemnities, representations,
warranties and agreements of the Companies, the Guarantors and the Initial
Purchasers contained in this Agreement or made by or on behalf on them,
respectively, pursuant to this Agreement, shall survive the delivery of and
payment for the Notes and the Guarantees and shall remain in full force and
effect, regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of any of them or
any person controlling any of them.

          SECTION 15. Definition of the Terms "Business Day" and "Subsidiary."
For purposes of this Agreement, (a) "business day" means each Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday which is not a day on which banking institutions
in New York are generally authorized or obligated by law or executive order to
close and (b) "subsidiary" has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 of the
Securities Act.

          SECTION 16. Jurisdiction. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably
consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the
courts of the United States of America located in the Borough of Manhattan, City
and State of New York, over any suit, action or proceeding with respect to this
Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby. Each of the parties hereto
waives any objection that it may have to the venue of any suit, action or
proceeding with respect to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated
hereby in the courts of the State of New York or the courts of the United States
of America, in each case, located in the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of
New York or that such suit, action or proceeding brought in the courts of the
State of New York or United States of America, in each case, located in the
Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York was brought in an inconvenient
court and agrees not to plead or claim the same.

          SECTION 17. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of New York.

          SECTION 18. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in multiple
counterparts and, if executed in counterparts, the executed counterparts shall
each be deemed to be an original but all such counterparts shall together
constitute one and the same instrument.

          SECTION 19. Headings. The headings herein are inserted for convenience
of reference only and are not intended to be part of, or to affect the meaning
or interpretation of, this Agreement.

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          If the foregoing correctly sets forth the agreement among the
Companies, the Guarantors and the Initial Purchasers, please indicate your
acceptance in the space provided for that purpose below.

                                        Very truly yours,


                                        Tempur-Pedic, Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ H. Thomas Bryant
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   H. Thomas Bryant
                                        Title:  Chief Executive Officer


                                        Tempur Production USA, Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                        Title:  President


                                        Tempur World, Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                        Title:  President and Chief Executive
                                                Officer


                                        TWI Holdings Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                        Title:  President and Chief Executive
                                                Officer


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                                        Tempur World Holdings, Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
                                        Title:  President and Chief Executive
                                                Officer


                                        Tempur-Pedic, Direct Response, Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ Jeffrey Lillich
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   Jeffrey Lillich
                                        Title:  Chief Financial Officer and
                                                Secretary


                                        Tempur Medical, Inc.


                                        By:  /s/ Jeffrey Lillich
                                           -------------------------------------
                                        Name:   Jeffrey Lillich
                                        Title:  Chief Financial Officer and
                                                Secretary


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Accepted:

Lehman Brothers Inc.


By: /s/ Michael A. Goldberg
   ------------------------------------
   Authorized Representative


For itself and as representative
of the several Initial Purchasers named
in Schedule 1 hereto

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                                   SCHEDULE 1
                                   ----------

                                          Principal Amount
Initial Purchasers                            of Notes
---------------------------------------   ----------------
   Lehman Brothers Inc. ...............   $     64,500,000
   UBS Securities LLC..................         55,500,000
   Credit Suisse First Boston LLC......         30,000,000
Total                                     $    150,000,000
                                          ================

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                                   SCHEDULE 2
                                   ----------

Denmark

Germany

Spain

United Kingdom

Japan

Source: OneCLE Business Contracts.