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02 Jun 2016 20:26 #1 by stuuke

I kind of like the idea of a shell with custom stackable pieces inside. Are there other alternatives to the SleepEZ and Savvy Rest that I should be looking at?

Thanks!

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02 Jun 2016 20:41 #2 by Phoenix

Hi stuuke,

Are there other alternatives to the SleepEZ and Savvy Rest


Post #3 here includes a list of online manufacturers that sell component latex mattresses that offer a range of different types and blends of latex with different designs, options, features, return and exchange policies, and prices. Most of them are members of this site.

Phoenix


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02 Jun 2016 20:43 #3 by pennies

I recently went with a diy latex from sleeponlatex. I trusted their products and was not disappointed upon receiving.
The price was a big factor for me also. I went with a med core, 3 inch soft topper and a case for it all to fit into. I am now using a 2nd soft topper on top of that. I think if I could do it all over I would have ordered 4 3 inch slabs (1 firm, 1 med, 2 soft) just so I could customize more, but it would have put the cost up. As it is now we like it for the most part, just needs some fine tuning.
Its a good option to think about anyway.

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02 Jun 2016 21:17 #4 by stuuke

Is there a big difference between going 9', 10', 11' or higher for component mattress sets?

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02 Jun 2016 21:19 #5 by Phoenix

Hi pennies,

Just for the sake of clarity ... I think that stuuke was asking about component latex mattresses rather than sources for individual DIY components. While I do think highly of Sleeponlatex (and they are also a member of this site) ... they only sell individual 3" Dunlop latex layers that can be used to build a DIY mattress and don't sell actual component latex mattresses that have passed the fire regulations "as a mattress" (although they do sell two "finished mattresses" that aren't component latex mattresses).

Most component latex mattresses that are similar to Savvy Rest use a wool quilted cover to pass the fire regulations and Sleeponlatex only sells a stretch knit cotton cover. They also only allow a single item to be returned per year so once you have exchanged a single layer they don't allow any further exchanges or returns.

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02 Jun 2016 21:29 - 02 Jun 2016 21:30 #6 by Phoenix

Hi stuuke,

Is there a big difference between going 9', 10', 11' or higher for component mattress sets?


The thickness of a mattress or the number of layers or the thickness of any individual layers inside it is really just a side effect of the design and the design goals of a mattress and is also only one of many variables that can affect the feel and performance of a mattress relative to any particular person and by itself isn't particularly meaningful (see post #2 here ). In some cases higher weight ranges (or a higher BMI) will sometimes do better with a mattress that is thicker than lower weight ranges or a lower BMI (see post #14 here for more about the effect of thickness) but even this depends more on the specific design and combination of materials in the mattress and on how well your testing or personal experience indicates the mattress "as a whole" matches your specific needs and preferences in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP than it does on just the thickness itself.

In other words ... every layer and component of a mattress (including the cover and any quilting material) will affect the feel and performance of every other layer or component above and below it and the mattress "as a whole" so any differences in the thickness of layers, the type and blend of latex in each layer, and the firmness of each layer or any other differences between two mattresses can all affect the overall feel and performance of a mattress and how two mattresses compare to each other.

When you can't test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed phone conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart and who can help "talk you through" the specifics of their mattresses and the properties and "feel" of the materials they are using (fast or slow response, resilience, firmness etc) and the options they have available that may be the best "match" for you based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done or mattresses you have slept on and liked or other mattresses you are considering that they are familiar with, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about "matching" their specific mattress designs and firmness levels to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences (or to other mattresses that they are familiar with such as various Savvy Rest layering combinations) than anyone else.

Phoenix


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Last Edit: 02 Jun 2016 21:30 by Phoenix.

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03 Jun 2016 08:02 #7 by stuuke

Any thoughts on SleepEZ vs Flexus?

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03 Jun 2016 09:31 - 03 Jun 2016 09:32 #8 by Phoenix

Hi stuuke,

Both of them are members of this site which means that I think highly of them and that I believe that they both compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to purchase a mattress from either of them.

There is more information about the 3 most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase in post #13 here which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on suitability, durability, and all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

Since all of the mattresses you are considering are all latex mattresses they would all be very durable choices and none of them have any lower quality materials or weak links that would compromise the durability or useful life of the mattress.

I would also make sure that you have a more detailed conversation on the phone with each of them.

Once you have narrowed down your options to a list of finalists that are all choices between "good and good" (which they are) and you have confirmed that none of them have any lower quality materials or "weak links" in their design relative to your weight range (which they don't) and if at this point there are no clear winners between them (which is usually a good indication that you have done some good research) then you are in the fortunate position that any of them would likely be a suitable choice and post #2 here can help you make a final choice based on your local testing or mattresses you have slept well on, your more detailed conversations with each of them, your confidence about PPP and the suitability of each one, their prices, your preferences for different types of materials (or different types and blends of latex), the options you have after a purchase to fine tune the mattress or exchange or return the mattress or individual layers, any additional extras that are part of each purchase, and on "informed best judgement" based on all the other objective, subjective, and intangible parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

You are certainly looking at some great quality/value choices and I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding :)

Phoenix


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Last Edit: 03 Jun 2016 09:32 by Phoenix.

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05 Jun 2016 07:50 #9 by stuuke

How does the DIY component system from mattress.net compare to SleepEZ and Flexus?

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05 Jun 2016 08:24 - 05 Jun 2016 08:53 #10 by Phoenix

Hi stuuke,

Mattresses.net uses a split 6" layer as the bottom layer with the option of either a 2" or a 3" single layer (not split) on top. Both top and bottom layers are available in several firmness levels. They offer the choice between blended Talalay or 100% natural Talalay. They also have custom options available by request.

SleepEZ and Flexus both use two 3" layers as the bottom layers instead of a single 6" layer.

Flexus uses 100% natural Dunlop in their deeper 3" layers and 100% natural Talalay in their top layer (except for the 7" version which is two 3" layers of 100% natural Dunlop layers and no Talalay layer) and you have a choice of firmness levels in each layer. They also offer a range of thicknesses from 6" - 12" of latex.

SleepEZ gives you the option of either 100% natural Dunlop or blended Talalay in any of their layers in their Natural Select line and you have a choice of firmness levels in each layer. In their Organic Select line you have the choice of either 100% natural Dunlop of 100% natural Talalay in any of their layers with a choice of firmness levels in each layer. They also offer a range of thicknesses from 6" - 12" of latex.

There is more about the pros and cons of a single 6" core vs two separate 3" layers in post #2 here .

Phoenix


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Last Edit: 05 Jun 2016 08:53 by Phoenix.

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