any experience with sleepEZ 8" specials?

I’ve been reviewing the website for sleepEZ and searched the forums

but I can’t figure out the main differences between sleepEZ’s 8" special $1245 for queen
and the 9000 series which has almost exactly the same specs, but costs $ 1675 for queen

both are made with two support layers from dunlop and top layer with talalay …apparently both can also be custom built i.e. different layers for “his” and “hers” … so why $400 difference? the only difference I see on the site is organic wool cover and cotton cover … is the cover worth that much of a difference?

anyone with any insight … thanks

Hi heyduh,

The best place to find out about the differences between them would of course be the manufacturer themselves but the basic differences are that the “Special” has an unquilted cover and the 9000 as you mentioned has a wool quilted cover which is more expensive. You also have the choice between Talalay or Dunlop in the 9000 and the special only has the choice of Dunlop in the bottom two layers. It also includes 100% natural Talalay in the top 2" layer.

There may be other differences that I don’t know about … but the reason for any of their pricing would be based on all the factors that are involved in their production and probably on their desire to offer a more “basic” or lower priced mattress to their customers with a few less options (which means less material inventory and complexity for them) at a lower margin. The only other difference is that the Special doesn’t have the 5% discount for the forum members here (because of lower margins) and includes a pillow “bonus” instead.


What about SleepEZs return policy? is it VOID if we swap out layers during the first 90 days?

Hi heyduh,

No, their exchange and refund policies are separate from each other.


Hi Phoenix,

Hope it’s okay to jump in here. I’m a first time poster, though have been gobbling up as much info as this little brain of mine can hold from this wonderfully helpful site ever since I found it a week ago. What a fantastic resource! I’m a researcher by nature whenever considering a new purchase, theory, or topic…and this is a site par excellence. I’m in “mattress research” heaven! Thank you, thank you.

Am trying to decide between’s Adjustable Ultra Plush Queen, and SleepEZ’s 7000 and 9000 options. Another poster mentioned the Sleep EZ 8" special, which I hadn’t seen, so I immediately re-checked their website and found it. After reading it, I had the same question as heyduh–why such a difference in price when the “innards” seemed so similar between it and the 9000? Thanks for the clarification. But now re the difference in covers: what are the negatives of the cheaper cover vs. the cotton/wool cover as far as sleeping comfort? I know the wool is supposed to wick away body heat better, but isn’t there something to be said for sleeping directly on the latex with as little quilting/padding/other material between cover and mattress? Or is the extra protection better for the mattress in the long-term?

Any thoughts or previous posts you can point me to will be appreciated–thanks!

Hi peedee,

Thanks for the kind comments :slight_smile:

Adding wool to the quilting has several advantages but also involves tradeoffs.

The advantages are that wool can act as a fire barrier (meaning a different type of fire barrier isn’t needed) and it also provides moisture and temperature regulation and breathability to the mattress surface. While latex is the most breathable of all the foams … it is not as breathable or temperature regulating as wool and with any softer foam where you sink in more … the foam can act as an insulator which can increase sleeping temperature for some people (although much less with latex than with other types of foam).

Wool has a structure that has a more porous inner core which can absorb large amounts of moisture without the moisture coming into contact with the skin. This moisture which is held inside the wool fiber itself can then evaporate in a more gradual process which helps to regulate temperature much better. Breathability (airflow) creates a drier microclimate and encourages evaporation as long as the material isn’t saturated with moisture against the skin. Wool can be both insulating by trapping air and warming and allow evaporation which is the reason it does such a great job of regulating temperature in both directions. It can also hold moisture in the inner core before the moisture comes into contact with the body while other fibers become saturated throughout the fiber more easily.

In the thinner wool layers that are generally found in a mattress quilting and if it is quilted to a stretch knit cover … then a wool quilted cover will have less effect on the latex but it can still slightly reduce the feel and compression of the latex underneath it to some degree and slightly reduce the ability of softer latex to contour to the body. With mattress covers that are less stretchy then the wool quilted cover will have a larger effect on the feel of the latex below it.

When quilted wool is over softer latex … then it will tend to “firm up” the latex because its not as soft or elastic as the latex. When it’s over firmer latex then it will often create a feeling of adding softness because it doesn’t “interfere” with the compression of the firmer latex as much and has its own “softness” and resilience so the effect of wool depends to some degree on the thickness of the wool, how compressed and soft it is, the type of wool that is used, on the type or pattern of quilting or tufting, and on the firmness of the latex that is under it.

Generally a thinner wool quilting is a preference for those that prefer a higher degree of temperature regulation or the moisture and humidity control benefits of wool with the least possible effect on the layers below while sleeping more directly on the latex with a stretch knit cover would be the preference for those that want the maximum feel of being directly on the latex and a slightly higher degree of pressure relief that comes from softer latex comfort layers.

Some people prefer sleeping on a thicker layer of wool (in the quilting or with a wool mattress pad or a topper) and prefer the feel of more wool on top of latex and for those a separate wool topper may be a more flexible option than a quilted cover with more wool in it. The topper can be flipped to reduce impressions and taken out in the sun to refresh it (wool is self cleansing when it is put in the sun) and it can also be replaced if the wool compresses and needs to be replaced without having to replace the whole cover.

There is also some good evidence that sleeping on wool can slow down the heart rate and lead to deeper sleep. This is probably from a combination of its ability to control moisture and humidity and temperature.

So the most common choice would normally be between a wool quilted cover with a layer of wool that is just enough to act as a fire barrier and at the same time provide the benefits of a wool quilting layer vs no wool and an unquilted stretch knit cover for those who want the maximum latex feel and pressure relief of the latex in their mattress. For those that want the feel and benefits of a thicker wool layer instead of just the thinner quilting that is used for a fire barrier, this can be added as a topper without the disadvantages of including thicker layers of wool in the cover itself.


I am looking to Buy the Sleep Ez 9000 organic matress which is $1750. I saw it says there is a 5% discount offered to the members of this forum. Is that still valid and how do you get it?

Hi archanadkp,

Yes the discount is still valid and is an ongoing benefit available to the forum members here. All you have to do is let them know that you are a member here when you talk with them.


Thanks for the quick response.