Phoenix, thank you for your website and wealth of information located on the mattress underground!
My wife and I had recently purchased a tempurpedic rhapsody breeze, and the ensuing off-gassing literally made us sick. Soar throats, burning eyes, short of breath, and headaches. Needless to say our personal experience was alarming enough to push us to the couch for a good nights sleep. We returned the mattress to Sleep Experts for. Small loss by trading in the mattress for their cheapest floor model ($189) and then donating that mattress to a local women’s shelter, unwrapped.
After many nights of internet research (confused with what was largely paid for, “info adds”, we found your website.) Thank goodness! We tried a number off mattresses in our area, but ended up going with “the tree” latex mattress from sleeping organic.
What did we try?
We first visited Sovn sleep systems and thought their dealers were first class and the beds very comfortable. However, their beds were the most comfortable on their European slat system. We have an adjustable base and did not want to buy a new base. When placed on the floor, their bed was much firmer and less comfortable to us. At 3100 for the mattress, they were priced average. The return policy here, not as good as the competitors.
We visited Urban Mattress next in Dallas TX, and their staff were also knowledgeable and helpful. We tried the urban organic latex mattress 10’ (i believe it was 10 inches - the thickest they had), but it was too firm for us. Next, we tried the Prana super vanyassa, but the price point of the fifth generation mattress was over 5k and we wanted to avoid poly foam after our experience with our previous mattress off gassing. Top this off with the return policy- no returns, only exchanges. The issue here was that all other mattresses of interest climbed significantly in price. If we did not like our mattress, we would need to invest thousands in another mattress using the store credit from the return. No thanks.
We tried naturepedic Mattress in Southlake TX. Again, very nice staff. The beds here were very comfortable. We loved the 10’’ latex mattress (9’’ latex and 1’'mattress cover). The issue here was the price. After the mattress, the protecter, tax and shipping, the total was $4700. This was almost in the Prana range. The dealer could not give us direct comparisons of how they were better than other similar mattress companies. Same product and 1500 more? I need a good sales job for that one. We would have done it in a split second for $500 more, or if the dealer could detail why their product was worth the premium. In my opinion, they just have higher overhead to cover.
Last, after researching many online bed stores on your site listed, we found Sleeping Organic “Tree” model. This bed was nearly identical to the Naturepedic bed, although Naturepedic individually wrapped their core foam layers in cotton, and Sleeping Organic did not. Ultimately, we bought the same bed for 1500 less from Sleeping Organic. Sleeping Organic staff was friendly and knowledgable- not to mention that they have a good return policy, and gave us the 5% discount for being on this site!)
When we receive our mattress in two weeks, i will repost the results!
Thank you for providing factual and informative information. Sites like yours are near impossible to find these days!