it's been 6 months since we decided to upgrade to our non-toxic mattress by savvy rest, and i know many of you have wanted an update on how we've been liking it. i'm happy to say that we've slept better and felt more rested over the past 6 months than we have for years (our entire life?)!
in order to give you the best update, i think i can summarize our thoughts into four categories:
why we chose it:
choosing the right non-toxic mattress was incredibly important to us, especially since we co-sleep with our two littles. you can read detailed info on why we chose savvy rest here, but in summary, it was all about one thing: CHEMICALS. the amount of harmful chemicals used in commercial mattresses is astonishing. since many of these very common mattress chemicals have long-term effects, particularly on the developing brains of children, we decided enough was enough. since we spend over 1/3 of our life in our beds, we felt that investing in a safe and healthy place to rest for our family would be totally worth it.
after lots and lots of research, we decided to purchase savvy rest's natural latex mattress. natural latex is pure, incredibly durable (20 years +!), comfortable and sustainable.
how we like:
we couldn't be more satisfied (and elated!) over our purchase. moving to a king size mattress has made a huge difference for our family. everyone has enough room to spread out and we feel like we're staying in a 5 start resort each night. since we like to feel like we're sleeping on clouds, we chose one of the softest set ups they offer (i chose medium dunlop, soft dunlop and soft talalay on top for me and since david is heavier, we chose firm dunlop, soft dunlop and soft talalay on top for him). savvy rest has amazing phone support, and they helped us choose and customize each side of the bed for our individual needs. the three layers of dunlop and talalay latex were so easy to customize!
how we've been sleeping:
it's a wonder we even get out of bed in the morning (maybe that's why our kids sleep till 10 every morning!). the mattress feels like it's giving us a big fluffy hug every night. i can tell our quality of sleep is excellent because we wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. we've been sleeping through the night with no problem and wake up with no aches or pains. yay!
how the mattress is holding up:
honestly, i can't tell we've been sleeping on it for six months at all. there's been absolutely no drooping or tilting of the mattress and the organic cotton casing looks the same as the day we put it on.
the only note i'll make is that we wanted a soft mattress and soft is definitely what we got! this setup would most likely be too soft for most people, but since we have healthy backs, we relish in its comfort. and if you're unsure of what you'll want, savvy rest will let you exchange any of your layers for the first 90 days to ensure that you get your setup just right.
p.s. we're also loving our organic comforter and sheets. visit my original post for a full list of resources from the room!