Here’s a sneak peek at my review. Barbara and I bought one mattress for us and one for each of our children who are still living at home. The conclusion from 5 very reliable sources is that the mattress is awesome and everyone is enjoying an excellent night’s sleep.
How did we choose the Sleep EZ mattress?
You’ve probably seen all the different mattress commercials on TV and know all the brands.
There’s the Leesa, the Purple mattress, Casper, Sealy Posturepedic, and the Serta Perfect Sleeper. The list goes on and on. I wonder if we’ll soon see Mike Lindell partnering his My Pillow to a My Mattress.
Buying a new mattress isn’t an easy task. If you’ve done it recently, you know it’s probably the most difficult household item to decide upon. It’s a big decision cost-wise and also health-wise.
After all, you’re going to spend about 2500 hours a year sleeping on that mattress. That means that it will intimately affect your physical, mental, and emotional health. The right decision concerning your mattress really matters.
Let me tell you why Barbara and I decided to choose Sleep EZ mattresses for our whole family.
Ditching the old mattress and thinking about a new one
Last August, we moved to beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. During our move, we decided to ditch our old coil spring mattresses and get new ones when we settled in Raleigh.
We spent our first month here living at the Hampton Inn in downtown Raleigh. That month gave us the opportunity to really investigate the area and find a suitable house to rent. It also gave us time to research what kind of mattresses to buy.
As we read more and more about mattresses, we settled on three requirements we wanted our mattresses to have.
Our primary mattress requirements
First, they had to be free of toxins, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and all that jazz.
Now, this makes sense right? We spend a lot of time trying to live a healthy lifestyle. We follow a low-carb healthy fat diet and get a good amount of protein. We try to eliminate toxins in our diet and environment as much as possible. We weight train and walk often.
But what good is living a healthy lifestyle if every night we’re going to put our noses and mouths next to a mattress that is off-gassing noxious fumes? It kind of defeats the purpose, right?
Therefore, our first requirement was that we wanted a mattress that was 100% natural and free of toxins.
Ahhh, the comfort
Second, we wanted a mattress that was comfortable. After all, who wants to spend 2500 hours a year on a mattress that makes you miserable?
During sleep, your body is recovering from the mental and physical stresses of the day. If you don’t sleep well because of an uncomfortable mattress, you won’t recover well from those stresses.
You don’t want your mattress robbing you of deep quality sleep. You want it to be a means to a good night’s sleep so you can wake up refreshed and ready to go.
Our third requirement in a mattress was how much was it going to cost us. Wow, these things can be really expensive. It’s like if you want to buy a really good mattress for your whole family, you have to take out a second mortgage. But, I mean, $5000 for a mattress. Really?!
So, we were cost conscious. The goal was to search until we got the mattress we wanted at the right price.
Now, with these parameters in mind, let’s see how our process evolved.
Eliminating the mattresses we didn’t want
We began the process of finding the perfect mattress by eliminating the types of mattresses we didn’t want. The first ones we eliminated were coil spring mattresses.
Why we didn’t want a coil spring mattress
We eliminated coil spring mattresses right off the bat because of three main reasons.
1. We Didn’t Want EMF Antennas In Our Mattresses.
Did you know that large coiled springs in a mattress can actually amplify the broadcast FM/TV radiation around your bed?