Our DIY Latex Mattress: the Savvy Rest Serenity {+ Giveaway}

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Disclosure: Here’s the disclosure before you start reading. I was sent this mattress in exchange for a post. BUT, here’s the whole truth (and nothing but the truth.): I chose to approach Savvy Rest because I REALLY wanted to share their product with you. Once you learn a little more about latex mattresses, it is going to be a sleep changer for a lot of you! Savvy Rest was nice enough to consider my proposal and agreed to send me the mattress in exchange for the promotion on my blog. Just so you know, I choose the brands I want to work with because I love the products. If I don’t like a product, I don’t blog about it. This is one of those products that I have recommended to my friends, family and anyone who will listen to my ravings. I wasn’t told what to say or write. This is my opinion and my story: 

When I shared our master bedroom plans, I told you that it all started with getting a new mattress. And, I have been dying to share the information about that mattress with you! I literally have to control myself from stopping random strangers on the street to tell them about this amazing latex mattress that I discovered. In fact, as I sit here typing this post I’m worried that it’s going to sound too much like an infomercial because of how much I love our Savvy Rest Serenity latex mattress.  In a nutshell, here are the main reasons I have fallen head over heels in love with it:

  • It is amazingly comfortable and supportive. We’ve been sleeping on it for a month now and my back aches are GONE!
  • Organic! No chemicals, no off-gassing, no bleaching! The cover is made with natural cotton and wool. The interior layers are natural latex.
  • Eco-friendly because not only are the materials natural, but this mattress will last you at least 20 years (often times latex mattresses can last 30 – 40 years or more!) This means less waste going to the landfill! And you know how passionate I am about keeping things out of the landfill.
  • It is completely customizable to your comfort and support needs. (As well as separate customization for your partner.)

Sounds good right? But, this isn’t your average mattress. I like to call this a DIY mattress because you literally pick three distinct latex foam layers to customize to your comfort needs. First, you choose either talalay or dunlop latex or a combination. Then you can choose between soft, medium and firm. This offers you more options than you can count sheep!

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Let’s not forget about your spouse who likely has completely different comfort needs. He or she can chose their own comfort layers when you select the Savvy Rest Serenity split queen or split king mattress. This is the key to a happy marriage, is it not?!

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But, I want to back up and discuss a little more about how I realized we needed a new mattress and how I decided on a Savvy Rest mattress.

Do you need a new mattress, too?

After finishing the kitchen, I noticed that my body was really sore. Standing up after sitting for a while was a slow painful process. I figured it was one of three things (if not a combo of all three.) 1) Age 2) Too much hard labor or 3) I needed to lose a few pounds. After multiple trips to the chiropractor, and a whole bottle of Advil later, I finally realized that my hips and back hurt most after waking up in the morning. Then it occurred to me that our memory foam mattress was no longer providing support for my body. I pressed down with my hand on the middle of the mattress where I slept. It sank in. I felt little to no resistance. After 7 years, we were due for yet another mattress. Ugh.

I can’t tell you how much I DETEST mattress shopping! I mean, I’d rather clean up horse manure than go shopping for a mattress in store after store. Listening to the endless sales pitches and extra “specials” is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. UGH!

Ewww, what’s that smell?

And here’s another issue that had been bothering me. I really didn’t want to buy a new mattress again because I remember how stinky our mattress was when we first bought it. After some research, I realized that all memory foam mattresses are made with chemicals. If you have headaches at night or upon waking, it might be from the chemicals used during manufacturing or the flame retardants added to it.

Ultimately, I wanted to buy a mattress that was comfortable, chemical-free and would last more than 8 years.

After a lot of online research, I stumbled upon TheMattressUnderground.com and what I read about mattress shopping and latex mattresses was EYE OPENING! I devoured everything I could about latex mattresses and their longevity. Then, I found a local showroom in Raleigh, NC that carried organic mattresses and specialized in latex mattresses.

The salesman had me lie on several different mattresses.  I narrowed my preference to the one I liked, but still didn’t L-O-V-E. I was looking for support, but more cushioning for this curvy side sleeper! The salesman asked me to stand up. Then to my utter amazement, he began to unzip the mattress and open it up. He pulled out a big latex foam layer from another mattress and began reconfiguring the mattress to help me achieve the perfect balance for me. I went along with it, but he began explaining the differences between Talalay and Dunlop, the two types of latex foam. Each has good comfort and support, but the Talalay has a little more give and cushioning than the Dunlop. Within about 25 minutes we had designed the perfect mattress for me. But, I feared that Pretty Handsome Guy might think it was too soft. That’s when the sales person unzipped the other side of the mattress and showed me that the other half was completely separate and could be configured to his own preferences (available on queen and king models only.) He told me that the Savvy Rest was a latex mattress that you can change out the layers. I was seriously excited at this point. A DIY mattress, organic and my hubby could chose his own firmer than a board configuration! I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

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Here’s a great video showing how the Serenity Savvy Rest mattress is completely customizable and allows you to reconfigure the layers:

What if your sleep preferences change?

If you’ve had babies (like me) or had an accident or your health needs change and you need a firmer or softer mattress, you don’t have to buy a new Savvy Rest! Remember how I said this was a DIY mattress? Well, you can unzip the casing and buy a different firmness layer to swap out on top. (Or if you have layers of Dunlop latex, you can flip them over to get a firmer mattress.) Seriously, this mattress is a game changer for this gal who hates mattress shopping!!!

Is it hot like a memory foam mattress?

We haven’t slept through the North Carolina summer yet on our Savvy Rest, but from what I’ve been told, latex foam is not hot like memory foam. And if you notice, the latex layers have lots of air holes which help keep the airflow going through the mattress.

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It must be super expensive, right?

I’m not going to lie, they aren’t the cheapest mattresses you can buy. But, I did my shopping around town and visited many chain bedroom shops. The mattresses that I was considering were in the same price bracket as the Savvy Rest mattress. (Some were more and some were a little less, but not by much.) Granted, I wasn’t looking at the least expensive “guest room type” mattresses. But, when you factor in the longevity of a latex mattress, you truly are making an investment for the next 20 years or more as opposed to 7-8 years. Now do the math!

What if you can’t try one ahead of time?

Savvy Rest is sold by several retailers. If there isn’t one local to you, they have a great customer support team that will talk to you and try to suggest the best layers for you. Call 1-866-856-4044 M-F from 10 am – 6 pm EST or Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm.

I wanted to test their customer service reps to see how good they were, so I called and talked to Laura. I didn’t tell her who I was or that I had already found my perfect layer combo. After she asked me a series of questions, I was shocked and amazed that she nailed my combo! SERIOUSLY! I felt like I was talking to a psychic. You’ll have to ask for her and see if she can tell your fortune after she matches you with your latex layers. Tell her I sent you so she doesn’t think you’re a wacko.  ;-)

Just in case you order and don’t get the perfect comfortable combo, they have a 90 day Latex Exchange policy so you can swap out layers until you get the perfect balance.

Laura also told me that they normally ship to US and Canada, but if you live elsewhere in this great big world, just call them to get your shipping quote.

Don’t just take my word for it!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the picture of our mattress I posted.

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I thought I was one of the only people that knew about this awesome DIY mattress, but was surprised that Sherry & John (essentially the king and queen of DIY blogging) from Young House Love also had one. They bought theirs about five years ago and are still appreciating a good night’s sleep with no body impressions to be seen!

Want to learn more about Savvy Rest and latex mattresses?

From information about how latex is made — to a point-by-point comparison of latex vs. memory foam, the Savvy Rest blog has loads of information about their products. These are just a few of the articles from their blog:

Or you can get social with them by visiting Savvy Rest on FacebookSavvy Rest on YouTubeSavvy Rest on Twitter, or Savvy Rest on Pinterest.

How exactly do you put together a DIY Mattress?

After you order your mattress, the pieces are delivered to your doorstep. You simply bring it inside, unpack it and assemble your Savvy Rest mattress.

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Assembling a Savvy Rest Serenity Mattress:

Start by pulling out the bag containing the mattress casing.

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Open the bag and spread out the casing. The zipper opening should be in the front.

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Your Savvy Rest mattress should be placed on a platform bed with slats or a Savvy Rest box spring made with slats. (Or in our case we created a makeshift platform of 2×4 slats on top of our old queen box spring until our bed is built. How’s that for inventive?!)

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Locate the box that contains your base latex layer(s). It helps to have an assistant to lift the bag out of the box and maneuver the latex layers.

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Lay the first piece into the casing. (Our mattress is a split Serenity, which explains the two separate pieces for each layer. To move your latex layers, it is recommended to gently lift a corner and create waves by lifting and lowering the foam to slowly wiggle it into place (this video shows you how to carefully move the layers.) You never want to tug or pull on the layer, or you’ll risk tearing the latex.

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For a split king or queen, lay the second piece snuggly against the first half. Make sure the latex foam corners line up perfectly with the casing corners and the edges line up with the piped edges before you move forward.

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Lay the second layer on top of the first. Be sure to line it up with the first layer.

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Continue until you have all three layers of latex foam fit inside the casing.

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Check the fit and make any last adjustments before zipping up the casing.

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Gently zip the casing closed. Go slow and push the latex foam away from the zipper as you zip.

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When you reach the end, you are minutes away from the best sleep you’ve ever had!A DIY Mattress?! How I Chose a Savvy Rest Mattress | Pretty Handy Girl

Our bed looks like this for now (except with a crumple of unmade sheets and blankets) until I finish building our bed frame. Be sure to stick around to see all the updates on our master bedroom makeover!

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Giveaway Time!

I have a special giveaway for you! Savvy Rest has generously allowed me to giveaway two queen sized shredded latex pillows to one of my readers. You will love these pillows which are overstuffed so you can empty them to your personal firmness preference.

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Savvy Rest and I would never suggest you throw anything away, so they set up a Pinterest page to give you some options for recycling the excess latex foam.

Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. (Can’t see the widget? Click here to be taken to my blog.)

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Terms and Conditions:

Winners will be selected at random using Rafflecopter. Savvy Rest and Pretty Handy Girl do not personally select winners. Entries must be received by Saturday, March 21st 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Contest open to adults aged 18 and older living within the Continental US. Winner will be notified by Monday, March 24th 2014 via email. Winner must reply to email within 2 days of receiving the notice. Please be sure you have PrettyHandyGirl (at) gmail.com as an acceptable email address. Prize will be fulfilled by Savvy Rest. Pretty Handy Girl cannot be held responsible for prizes that are not fulfilled by third party companies.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions about our mattress!

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Disclosure: After lots of research, I selected a Savvy Rest latex mattress because I was impressed with the product.  I approached them about working with me. They agreed to partner with me. I received a complimentary mattress, but I was not told what to write or share. Please know that I am very selective about which companies and products I chose to work with. And I will always disclose partnerships and sponsored posts to you the reader.

 

Comments

  1. That sounds amazing! I hopefully won’t have to replace my bed for a while because it’s fairly new, but I’ll keep this in mind. I hope in the summer you’ll update us about the heat retention. That’s my only problem with my memory foam bed. It’s sweltering in the summer! In the winter, I only need a light blanket because of the bed the heat holds. (I won’t lie, though; when I have a sore back, I love that my bed basically turns into a heating pad.)

    Do you have the pillows, too? I’d love to hear what people think of them. I have acquired what feels like a million pillows in the quest for the perfect one, and so far, I’ve come up short.

    • Lori, I’ll definitely let you know about the heat issue. Although, Colleen posted below about her latex mattress, “Yes, it’s great in hot Arizona summers & it doesn’t let you heat up or sweat”

      I don’t have the shredded latex pillow, but I have a 15 year old latex foam pillow that still has it’s original shape and I love it (side sleeper.)

  2. Barbara Shively says:

    Very clear description. Think we will check out the local dealer.

  3. Thanks so much for the info on this mattress. I’ve never heard of it before, but I’m very curious. Our mattress is, well, I don’t want to say how old! Ha! So interesting… a customizable mattress that’s of natural materials. Wow.

  4. Best.disclosure.ever! :)

    I have a DIY mattress too.. People think I am crazy when I say i ordered my mattress in the mail!

  5. Would love to try these pillows! As a fellow Raleighite (whose husband would also choose to sleep on a slab of concrete) – I’m definitely going to seek out that local Savvy Rest dealer. Thanks for hosting the give-away!

  6. Morgan Hughes says:

    Thanks for sharing. I love the amount of combinations you can choose from to find the perfect fit.

  7. I Purchase a Latex bed about 3 years ago and I would never ever go back, I love it. Its an investment but it is so worth it. Great post my latex is not like yours, where you get to choose the density for each side of the bed but this is so awesome!

  8. I wish I had known about this mattress 8 years ago when I bought a fairly expensive memory foam mattress and then again 3 years ago when I bought a more expensive “numbers game” mattress. I’m pretty sure I’ll be replacing it within a few years. :(

  9. I learned that it’s good to use pink lights for bedtime reading to help fall asleep faster afterwards!

  10. You won’t believe this Brittany but I have a mattress almost identical to this! There must be other names out there since I almost bought one before I left Colorado. A name other than Savvy Rest. So before we moved in this house, I discovered another one of these mattress companies here in the Phoenix area with these mattresses. I have the Talalay mattress & do I ever love it! Yes, it’s great in hot Arizona summers & it doesn’t let you heat up or sweat. I have one side firm & one side softer but I’ve grown to love the firmer side better. Another, would you believe, is that I just ordered my Mom & stepdad one last week which is being shipped to their nursing home that they will be sadly going too soon.

  11. I just left a comment Brittany that was rather long. I don’t see it showing up here but it was a good one! I’ve often thought of buying their pillows but always found a reason (like $$) not to. Let me know if the long comment did not come through.

    • Sorry about that Colleen. For some reason all the comments on this post are going into the spam folder ;-(. I’m manually removing them. Thanks for your comment and info! Good to know that heat isn’t an issue!

  12. This looks like something I need! I’ve been looking at mattresses.

  13. You also eat more sweets when you’re not getting enough sleep.

  14. Perfect timing for this post. YKK zippers, USA MADE, cannot get any better! Will definitely check this out.

  15. Catherine says:

    Helping teens get more sleep. My daughter could use a better mattress that is for sure. She keeps creeping into our bed often because we have a more comfy mattress.

  16. I love my Sleepnumber bed but the options for each side and flipping for firmness…..makes me think!

  17. I have problems with the discs in my neck, and this pillow looks perfect for me! And maybe the second one would help to eliminate my hubby’s snoring? (Hope springs eternal!)

  18. Brittany,

    I’ll have to check these out to see if any retailers carry them in my area. I am in the same, reluctant, mattress hunting mode that you were in and I hate it too!

    I am needing to replace a (very expensive) latex/memory foam mattress that developed noticeable indentation after 4 years. Heard all the same sales pitch about 40 years use, yada, yada….

    It’s nice to hear the postive, longer term feedback from YoungHouseLove. And if a preggers lady is happy with her mattress, that’s saying something! :)

    Thanks for the info.

    Cyndi

  19. You’re definitely right about latex not sleeping hot compared to memory foam. Heat retention is to memory foam as sugar is to sweet. Memory foam was designed to change shape with heat for the astronauts seat cushions; that way each cushion could be customized to the body shape of each astronaut. Compared to a mostly hollow spring mattress, latex is a dense foam, so the first night some people notice a warmer feel without all that cold air under them.

    An interesting demo by Latex International using ping pong balls and forced air highlighted how latex has 2/3 times the airflow of memory foam.

    The holes in latex are from the mold pins. They help the latex bake evenly, much like how the hole in the middle of a bundt pan keeps the center from turning soggy.

    By the way, your link on comparing latex to memory foam is pointing elsewhere.

  20. phyllis henry says:

    Wow- great post and I will be checking out these mattresses before the summer.

  21. Renee Freisinger says:

    The SavyRest looks like a dream come true! One question for the bog reading world… Has anyone with a latex allergy tried using these pillows or mattresses? I would think since there is a cover between me and the actual latex that it would be okay but curious to see if anyone out there has had a problem.

  22. I would really love one of these. My husband and I both sleep HORRIBLY and I am just so TIRED of being TIRED! And also, I learned so much about sleeping on your back and listening to your body from the Savvy Rest blog! :)

  23. Rachel Crisman says:

    I really like the Harmony topper….looks so comfy. I need one.

  24. RANDI COOK says:

    I learned that if you get a queen or king that both sides of the mattress have separate compartments to adjust the firmness.

  25. Very interesting. I learned that they use natural organic latex to make them. Neat!

  26. sounds heavenly

  27. Never occurred to me that the chemicals in my bed could be affecting my overall health. Ick!

  28. Very interesting! I went to the Savvy Rest website and read a little further about the differences between Savvy rest and memory foam. This alleviated many of the concerns I had that prevented us from going that route – the chemical smell and its affect on my husband’s asthma. I’m going to look for a store near me to try these out!
    Just wondering – on the split mattresses, the pieces must fit in very tightly so there is no shifting, right? Any problems with feeling a seam?

    • Anne, the casing holds the pieces together tightly. If you don’t have them in there snug, it would be harder to zip. I cannot tell where the split is in our mattress. The quilted top of the casing must help because I can’t find it without a serious investigation ;-).

  29. Love this idea, especially the ability to have different firmness on each side~ Lucky you!

  30. we’ve only had our bed for about 3 years and i already hate it. the sides that my husband and i sleep on are sunken in and there’s a high point in the middle of the bed. if we didn’t have so many other home projects that need to be done, i might think about putting all our money towards one of these mattresses!!

  31. One of these days I’ll get a new mattress. Love your stuff on here.

  32. Brittany, Thank you for this information. In 1-2 years we’ll be doing that dreaded mattress research/hunt ourselves. I had never heard of this type of mattress. Those shredded foam pillows sound divine!

  33. Jen Swanger says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I have been putting off buying a new mattress (for far too long) because I too HATE MATTRESS SHOPPING!!! I loved reading about your insights and adventures in how you chose this mattress. I have never even heard of this type of mattress before your blog post and now I’m doing all the research I can get my hands on. Hopefully I can get my husband on board and I may consider having them send me free samples since the nearest showroom is 70 miles away from me. Thank you again so much for turning me on to this. (On a side note, thank you for having a blog that shows your entire article in the email.) I enjoy reading them in that format and almost never click on a link (if it’s a preview email) to read the whole thing. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Lol.

  34. The Safe Sleep Pillows Program provides new Savvy Rest pillows for emergency shelters.

  35. Lara Jarrette says:

    I learned that these mattresses are much safer due to no harmful chemicals.

  36. I’m really intrigued by this product. I’ve never heard of this mattress before so will see if they have a showroom in St. Louis. (If they don’t have one in STL will check for one in Denver when I visit family there.)

    Thanks, Brittany!

  37. This is interesting. We need his and her sides. Sounds like a great product.

  38. I’ve never heard of something like this. I love that there are no harmful chemicals!

  39. Candice S says:

    Maybe I’m an idiot, but I had never heard of latex mattresses before.

  40. Erin Ellis says:

    How cool! I love the DIY Mattress idea, and I love that you can have each side different. I learned the following from the blog,which I find very interesting…and super scary!
    “The newest science suggests that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as flame retardants may also be the real trigger behind the obesity epidemic.”

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  41. Our bed is only about 4 months old, but I am always replacing our pillows. I feel like they are less effective (and kind of gross) after 6 months or so. My husband is what I call a “pillow crinkler” and no matter how much I spend on the “nice” pillows at Target, they turn into little wimpy pillow balls after a few short months. These pillows look like they might actually take his beating and provide a MUCH better sleep for both of us!

  42. I’ve slept on a latex mattress since I was a kid. They are really wonderful! The pillows are divine. Thanks for writing about the DIY mattress. It avoids two people not really getting what they want. This way, everyone gets to sleep well.

  43. This mattress sounds amazing. I am definitely going to peek into this as we will be looking for a new mattress soon! I am wondering if they have showrooms here in Canada so I can try them out? I will have to definitely check out their site. Thanks for sharing your mattress experience Brittany!! Good luck to everyone on the pillows!! They look great too! Cheers

  44. Oh, my gosh! I had no idea that flame retardants were endocrine disrupters. What a scary thing to unleash on the whole world without any warning.

  45. Mercedes says:

    We are about to set-up our new bed today. We went with memory foam due to the old house staircase issue…a standard queen or king won’t make it through the doorway or around the turn. It was an inexpensive memory foam mattress, so I am sure we’ll be in the market for something else in a few years. We’ve begun saving for an investment mattress and will be sure to check out Savvy Rest when the time comes. Haven’t bought new pillows yet ; )

  46. Love that the interior of this mattress is stackable/customizable!

  47. Cheri Taylor says:

    I’ve been researching Savvy Rest for about six months, and they are definitely on my short list for a future purchase. Thank you for showing such detail about how to put one together. I’ve read about their pillows and would love to try them.

  48. I learned that sleeping on your back is usually the best position unless there are other specific issues you have. I have tried doing this lately, and I do think that I sleep better. I was glad to read this!

  49. I think it’s great that they allow you to exchange layers for up to 90 days! That allows for a REAL test drive!

  50. Wow….I have got to visit the Savvy Rest store! We need a new mattress badly. Ours is not that old but it sinks in the middle. Road trip to Raleigh in the works for my husband and I. New pillows would be awesome too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. I love that the mattress can be re-arranged when a different firmness is needed and that the cover is removable for careful washing. this is awesome!

  52. Wow! That’s wicked cool!

    We have a memory foam mattress that we aren’t very happy with, but we have latex foam pillows that we love. I never considered a mattress made out of the same stuff!

  53. I think I’ve got a few years left in my mattress (It’s going on 6 years this summer) but will definitely have to check these guys out when it’s time for a new one!

  54. Love, love, Love that they allow customers to exchange layers of latex to adjust the firmness even after purchase. This is a great practice.

  55. I like they require materials certifications from all our suppliers to ensure the quality of their products.

  56. Krista F. says:

    Hubs and I could use a new mattress, and the latex is interesting, but trying out a FREE new pillow made of latex would be a start!

  57. Their commitment to us: (1) Purity: Our materials are natural, certified and independently tested. I would love to try these pillow and they are adjustable for each person so that is wonderful.

  58. Sounds tempting! Would love to try…

  59. I like how everything can be customized. Sounds like something I need!

  60. looks so comfy!

  61. Kimberly Bruhn says:

    I am glad to know that latex “smell” is from the chemically-created mattresses and toppers. We bought a topper for our son going through cancer treatments (he needed padding!)and the smell was so strong we had to return it. I will be checking out the Savvy mattresses when we get our tax return! I’ve had the same issues as you, Brittney, and want better mornings! Thanks for the offer.

  62. Your mattress sounds like a dream. I’m saving this post for when we have to buy a new mattress. This sounds like the perfect fit for us. Thanks for sharing!

  63. This mattress sounds great! I’ll be curious to hear how it is during the summer! Thanks

  64. there are so durable and totally customizable

  65. Kat Moss says:

    Well, wouldn’t it be just awesome to win this! The possibility of better rest for my aching bones? Ahhhh, would love.

  66. Set aside 10 hours, not eight, for sleep.

  67. Love the idea of a green mattress and have check out Savvy Rest in the past. Thanks for the opportunity to win pillows!

  68. I like the idea of an organic bed with no off gassing. We bought a Donald Trump bed a few years ago and it is so uncomfortable. I hate to say that we slept better at a Marriott than our own bed.

  69. Hey Brittany,

    I enjoyed meeting you when you visited our showroom. So happy you like your mattress. I think a lot of things you nailed here.
    Sleep Healthy,
    Joey Ashley- President (The Organic Bedroom, Raleigh, NC)

  70. AVA WANG says:

    SHOPPING THEIR MATTRESS NOW. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO WIN THE PILLOW!!

  71. Deb Young says:

    I did not know the different types of latex.

  72. Great giveaway, I have always used latex pillows but I didn’t know they made latex beds.

  73. I had such a hard time choosing a mattress the last time I bought one. I’ll have to check this out.

  74. I learned that I sleep like folks did during the 1700s & there’s nothing wrong with that. Woohoo go me lol

  75. Martha West says:

    Would love to try these pillows after reading about them. Thanks for the info on how to choose a pillow. Great job and heads up to this company for furnishing pillows to shelters.

  76. Very cool – I learned that I am good sleeping on my back.

  77. These look AMAZING! I have horrible back issues and I will definitely be checking out their site! Thank you for this fabulous giveaway!

  78. Brittany,
    I remember talking about your DIY mattress. Savvy is a very interesting product. Great post on how you researched, tested the product and put it together. Those boxes in the hall way sure look comfy now!
    Karen Marie

  79. This is now on top of my wishlist! Our old one just didn’t seem as comfy as it used to be. Being able to mix foam layers allows me and my hubby to still get decent sleep without much discomfort. I just hope I can find them here in the Philippines or a similar product, as having customized products can be quite costly. Or better yet, DIY!

  80. this looks amazing. and i’m up at night, miserable on my 6 year old very expensive Simmons Beautyrest mattress. I have an added memory foam topper that’s several inches thick, but it’s SO HOT! Even just laying the cell phones on the bed literally heats the mattress there! don’t ask what the laptop can do to a memory foam topper for heating it up! LOL! And with a neuro condition that affects my ability to sweat AND to regulate body temp?
    UGH!

    If only I didn’t have this ridiculous latex (and natural rubber–you should see what the tire store does to me! haha) allergy. Like can’t even eat tropical fruit… or have balloons in the building it’s so bad. (seriously, my kiddo came home with a balloon from some event one weekend. I started having breathing troubles and was needing to use my epipen even at one point. turned out, he had stuffed the balloon into a cabinet, which he thought would let him keep his balloon because it wouldn’t be where it would touch me… haha. my heating system intake was near the cabinet and the flow of air through the intake near that hidden balloon was blowing latex particles or fumes or something, whatever, literally ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE. hahaha. omgosh. weeks. it was WEEKS before we found it. every time i walked in the door my lungs and throat closed up, skin stung like a chemical burn, and my throat swelled. stupid latex allergies.)

    I would almost be willing to try for a sample of it, because it’s encased. But I had a pillow. a foam pillow. We thought it was memory foam and every time I laid on it, I would wake up in just awful shape.

    Finally one day, I realized. Foam. Latex. Now I look because some memory foams are latex…

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