Thank you so much for your email, it was very clear and I understood what you were saying. However yesterday I had to go to the doctor because I couldn't stand both my ears hurting. The doctor told me I had a double ear infection due to an allergen. When she started to question me about my symptoms and what did I do new this week. I told her that everything was normal the only thing was that I got a new mattress, then she said that's it! it's that. Based on the other symptoms. She even wrote me a note for the manufacture which it doesn't matter because they will not take the return because of that.
Anyway, at the same time, Sears was calling me to tell me that there was a delay on delivering my new mattress this Tuesday and to call them back.
I haven't talked to them and I have no idea why it will be delayed. This whole thing is just getting to be too much and now I got sick from it. What's weird is that I have had 3 new mattresses in my house in 5 months and only this one got me sick. If it was for the fire safety chemicals it would have happened with all but it didn't. So, I want to ask you if you could please help me find a natural mattress. I know they are a lot more money than our budget but I think that's what I have to do?
Could you please recommend one from your website or tell me where do I look?
I think I can return this one tomorrow, because it was defective initially and now it's being delayed.
Thank you so much for helping me with this. I'm really running out of options or getting into too many. And it's so confusing when I don't know. The only thing a friend of mine recomended me was creating my own mattress at a website called nontoxicbeds.com. But again I really don't know. You are the expert!
I'm very sorry to hear about all the trouble you're having.
At this point, it might be a good idea to move the mattress into the garage and sleep on the sofa until this all straightens out.
Assuming you have a garage.
All natural latex is going to be the way to go. It's 100% non-toxic.
This isn't true of all latex, so you have to be careful.
Here is a link to our Ever-Eden brand, which is both, 100% pure and as reasonably priced as pure latex gets.
One of the reasons why the price is lower is due to the UPS delivery, so you will need to have someone there who can bring it in and unpack it for you.
The most comfortable of them is the 9" model. The 8" model has more of a medium feel, if you prefer that.
These latex mattresses have no chemicals, no fillers and no synthetics.
I am really looking into buying a new mattress. I work nights, as a nurse and after 12-14 hours shifts, I am exhausted. Sometimes I do not get more than 3-4 hours of sleep. I wake up with headache, shoulder pain, back pain, and legs/hip pain. I have osteo arthritis of the hip, and I would need a mattress that is good for my hip pain. The box spring that I have is California King. I am 6"2" and I weigh 220lbs, and my husband too is heavy.
Do you think you could help me?
Thank you, Ioana
There is nothing better at relaxing strained & tired muscles than latex.
Besides being exceedingly comfortable, latex is also extremely durable...making it the perfect choice for large people.
I have two recommendations for you.
The first is an all natural latex mattress...the 9" model from Ever-Eden.
The second is the Villani from Wolf.
There is a substantial difference in price between them.
The Wolf Villani is a very strong innerspring that is topped with all natural latex.
Both will provide excellent support for large people and surface comfort that lasts.
Both will also provide excellent pressure point relief and muscular relaxation.
The cost on each is low for what you're getting, due to them both arriving via UPS or Fedex.
Hi Pete, I'm on the verge of ordering a 6" Latex Mattress - Queen. Free Shipping, for $949. The reason I'm writing is that the last time I went shopping for a latex mattress, I read someplace on the web - and I think maybe it was your blog - a piece of advice that saved me $1000. We had an older latex mattress with a topper glued on, and the topper had worn unevenly. The advice was just to turn the mattress over. We did, ignoring the printed warning "not a sleeping surface". Voila! It was like having a brand new 6" latex mattress. Now I'm not absolutely sure it was from you that I got this advice, but in case it was, I thought I would write to you before buying this mattress from a competitor. If there is some reason to buy from you instead, I'd like to know. Cheers, Peter
Hi Peter, Cheap latex usually comes from China. They routinely use clay as a filler, which still allows them to call it all natural. The clay reduces the quality...durability and duration of comfort. Latex harvested in Malaysia is processed in China. Just be sure of what you're buying before you buy it.
Here is a link to the 6" all natural latex we carry...no fillers, no synthetics and no chemicals.
We want a talalay latex mattress topper — king size (58” wide) — at least 3” Can you help us? what would it cost Thanks, Phil
Hi Phil, A queen size is 60" wide, which you can cut down to 58".
Our latex is the finest latex on the market...100% pure, no chemicals, no fillers, and no synthetics. Here is a link to our toppers page, showing pricing. You can order a 3" model on line. It's available in soft, medium and firm.
Hello, I'm trying to figure out which topper to get. My old mattress has lost the support I need. Your site recommends a Dunlop topper for this scenario, but I am concerned that a Dunlop would be to firm; I prefer a softer surface. Could you give any advice? I am a 6'3" male weighing 165 lbs. Thanks, Stephen
Hi Stephen, Latex is extremely resilient....and, your size mitigates in your favor. Given how slender you are, you won't need the extra density of the Dunlop latex. The 2" soft Talalay latex will, not only be comfortable, it will also hold you up. You will feel suspended by it. Go with that. You'll like the feel.
Hi there, I have the chance to purchase 2 twin extra long Duxiana mattressess for $250 from an owner who used them since 2001. He used the two twins with a king size box spring and a dux mattress on top of them the entire time. I am considering buying them and purchasing new dux mattress toppers. Do you think the beds would be in good shape considering the age and the way they were used? Thanks for your help, Kayla
Hi Kayla, I would have no way of knowing if a 14 year old mattress is still in usable condition. Neither of us knows what kind of use it got. I can tell you that I get Dux customers, from time to time, opting for our all natural latex toppers instead of buying the Dux toppers, which don't seem to last very long.
Hello Peter, this is Cindy. I just spoke with you over the phone about the latex topper. Here is a link to the Diamond Mattress we purchased. It is the Generations Escape model in Luxury Plush (tight top). http://www.diamondmattress.com/Diamond-Mattress/Beds/Mattress/Generations/Escape.aspx. I am 5'7" 135lbs my husband is 6'1" 290 lbs. My concerns are back relief and support and a non-toxic mattress. Do you think purchasing a latex mattress would be best? Or just the topper? Thanks, Cindy
Hi Cindy, Your mattress is upholstered with plant based memory foam. While it is not toxic, it is temperature sensitive...as is regular memory foam. It softens when it warms from the heat your body gives off, which allows you to sink too far. This, is what's causing the back pain. Before buying anything, flip your mattress over and dress it as you normally would. Write to me tomorrow, after sleeping on the underside tonight. We can then figure out what is the best course of action.
Hello Peter, So we flipped over mattress last night and the other side was a little too hard. I must admit I was tossing and turning all night, a little too firm for our comfort. I did not wake up sore though.
Hi Cindy, That's good. Just what I was hoping to hear. That means that you don't need a new mattress. The underside is providing support enough for your backs. Now, all you need is a latex topper to soften the surface. You'll find that latex is much more comfortable than memory foam. It won't collapse on you, the way memory foam does. Two inch of soft Talalay latex will do the job. Here is the link. You can order it on line. UPS delivery is free and there's no sales tax. http://themattressexpert.com/talalay-dunlop-latextoppers/
Hi Peter, We purchased the latex topper yesterday and just wanted to make sure we flip our mattress over and place the latex topper on top of the underside, right?
Hi Cindy, I like that best, for optimum support to go along with the new surface softness. I believe this to be better for your body in the long term. But hey, I'm up for whatever allows you to sleep well...so, try it both ways.
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Talalay latex mattress topper, 58" wide.Phil writes: We want a talalay latex mattress topper — king size (58” wide) — at least 3” Can you help us? what would it cost Thanks, Phil Hi Phil, A queen size is 60" wide, which you can cut...