My wife and I were on the verge of buying an expensive new mattress from a national brand. We decided to go home and research such an expensive purchase before buying and we are so glad we did. I am used to reading dozens, if not hundreds of reviews on Amazon or other places online before I buy simple everyday items, but I was shocked that I couldn’t find any reviews or helpful information on the mattress we picked out.
Eventually, our research lead us to this website. As we starting reading through the articles and forum posts it became clear to us that the mattress we were going to buy would not last any longer than the one we were ready to get rid of. We read lots of good things about latex, but I was doubtful we would have access to any ‘boutique’ mattress outlets in southwest Virginia. I was happy to find that Phoenix had done a lot of work to track down several factory direct mattress suppliers in our area. We tested out a few 9" 100% natural latex mattress at Sleep Essentials and found one we liked, for slightly less than we would have paid for the national brand mattress.
Our mattress was delivered two days ago. The bed is very comfortable, a little on the soft side for me, but my pregnant wife says it’s just right. It’s a much different feel than our 15" euro topped inner spring. I feel like I am much better supported on the new mattress. Oddly, my wife and I both found our backs were slightly stiff after the first night’s sleep but a little less so after the second night. I wonder if it’s because our sleep posture is being corrected, does that make sense? I found that when I upgraded to an Aeron chair at work, it took a few weeks to get used to the lumbar support but I find that I have better posture now that I’m accustomed to it. Does anyone else have a similar experience with their first latex mattress?
I want to thank Phoenix and many of the other members on this website for being so helpful. Being able to search this site and find so many local suppliers of quality mattresses made us feel much more confidant when mattress shopping. The fact that Phoenix spoke with the owner of Sleep Essentials on the phone about the construction of their mattresses removed any doubt about their quality and value. My wife and I look forward to getting many years of quality sleep on our new mattress, thanks!