Well, I’ve been outrageously excited the entire time this promotion has been live. There’s nothing like promoting a product you love from a company you’re excited to learn more about and sharing important information with the people who are looking for it!
So, how is life with a Savvy Rest EarthSpring Mattress and two natural shredded latex pillows? So far very comfortable!
Savvy Rest EarthSpring Mattress Review
As of this posting, JHubbs and I have slept on our Savvy Rest EarthSpring Mattress every night for a month. We were transitioning from a kind of terrifying “Furniture Store” Serta mattress, with what I believe is a pillow top part.
The first part of the transition was just getting used to a new mattress. When you have an old mattress, the sides start to curve down on the parts where you get up and put your feet down in the morning. This left us with about 80% surface usability. And let me tell you, going from 80% (“This queen bed feels small”) to 100% surface usability (“Look how much space there is!”) was awesome. But perhaps that’s just a kick you’d get moving to any new mattress, not necessarily a natural one.
Specific details related to this mattress? First, that lack of a weird chemical smell! From the minute it came out of the box to today, there has been no weird stench of chemical-y badness. It smells like fabric (because that’s what it’s covered in).
As for firmness, the mattress is noticeably firm! I don’t know why I was expecting something more flimsy. Maybe because when I think of latex or of natural products, I think of something soft like a futon. Incorrect! The EarthSpring has a gentle firmness to it that makes me feel supported, while still having a pleasant give for rolling over or sitting up. Even the delivery man commented on the surprising weight of the mattress, and how that made him worry about the one he had at home.
Coming from a pillow-top mattress, I might consider a mattress topper in the future. But JHubbs loves the mattress as it is, so it may take some doing to talk him into one of Savvy Rest’s mattress toppers. It’s also worth pointing out that mattress toppers can be a great mid-way solution for those saving for their transition away from their traditional mattress. I’ve read a few reports of folks getting a few organic mattress toppers to create several inches of space between them and their mattress. Since off-gassing is worst in the first few inches, wrapping your mattress in certain kinds of (safe) plastic and using an organic topper can help lessen the chemicals you’re absorbing.
Have we noticed the natural part? I have, definitely. I don’t know that I could attribute any direct, immediate health benefit, but I do sleep easier when I’m not worried about what chemicals are seeping up from the mattress and into my bloodstream.
Also, the night we switched to this mattress ended a week-long bender of poor sleeping on my part. Of course, I’m constantly tweaking my diet and work routines, so any number of factors could have contributed to a better night’s sleep. But I won’t be pulling out the traditional mattress to test any theories ;-).
Curious for more?
Don’t forget to learn more on the Savvy Rest website. They have an extensive video library, covering topics like the difference between Dunlop and Talalay latex, and the benefits of organic wool.
If you’re looking for a safe alternative to memory foam pillows, or organic mattresses in Virginia, Savvy Rest should be your first stop. (In fact, there’s still time to enter the natural shredded latex pillows giveaway, going strong until January 10th, 2014!)
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Savvy Rest provided me with several products free of charge in exchange for my unbiased review, but has not otherwise influenced my review or opinion.