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A Sensible Approach To Mattress Shopping

Shopping For A Better Mattress?

Shopping for a mattress nowadays is a slippery slope.

Researching Mattresses With myriad choices, seemingly 24x7 advertising of 'mattress sales' and promises of a lifetime of sleep euphoria, it can be downright overwhelming. Even for the well-researched consumer, navigating through all the marketing jargon and exaggerated claims (which are often unsubstantiated) can still be quite daunting.

What's more, much of the information found on mattress sellers' websites and blogs is written more for the purpose of baiting internet search robots than for educating us human consumers. This can be frustratingly misleading, confusing and ultimately an insult to one's intelligence. Moreover, there's now a preponderance of fake, contrived or paid-for 3rd party 'powered' mattress review sites, yet another obstacle in the quest to find the best mattress.

So, what's our take on all this?

European Sleep Design Natural Mattress System At European Sleep Design, we have a practical approach to mattresses. We hand-pick the purest and most durable components and build our own product in a full range of style and firmness options. This approach means that you get a high performance luxury mattress at a lower cost. Our mattresses are built to perform well—providing comfort, body correct support, and durability. And our trained staff are there to guide you in selecting the mattress that’s just right for you. At European Sleep Design, we’ve done the research for you, so you can shop smart—and rest easy.

See Related Article: Putting your Mattress Questions to Bed

How Our Mattresses Compare

Deeper SleepWe believe that the European Sleep Design Mattress System offers you distinct advantages - biomechanical, microclimatic and environmental - at an exceptional value. So when pondering mattress reviews and considering the various types and brands of mattresses that are available today, you'll want to first compare the European Sleep Design Mattress System to traditional innerspring mattresses (S), air mattresses (A), and conventional memory foam mattresses (M).


Advantage :: BIOMECHANICAL


KEY: Conventional Innerspring MATTRESS (S); Air MATTRESS (A); Memory Foam MATTRESS (M)

Feature

Benefit

ESD

S?

A?

M?

Only premium quality natural latex foam rubber is used for cushioning material
Greater support
Even cushioning: resists sags or depressions
Superior resilience: resumes shape immediately
Superior durability: lasts 3-4 times longer than poly foams
Moisture resistance: ventilating structure dries quickly
Anti-allergenic: anti-bacterial, mold free, dust free
Purity: contains no formaldehydes, no toxic substances, emits no fumes
Sustainable resource: derived from plantation-grown tropical rubber trees
Y N N N
Up to 2800* German & English flexible independent coils (*queen size)
Provide "wall-to-wall" support yet allow enough give to reduce pressure at the high contact points (hips & shoulders)
More coils mean more "active" points in the surface of the mattress to map to the body which translates to better contour and support
High-grade steel for durability yet highly resilient
High-performance Oeko-Tex 100 certified polypropylene coil fabric for strength and performance, including excellent moisture resistance, mold resistant, flexibility, stability, light weight and quiet.
Y N N N
Flexible slat system Provides suspension and contour for greater comfort and pressure reduction
Helps to stabilize sleep posture and aides in correct spinal alignment
Individual sides - no roll-together or bounce
Fully adjustable for optimal contour and dual-sided for couples
Can be modified over time to accommodate changing body needs or comfort preferences
Fits in any frame - replaces a box spring
Y N N N
Designed for optimal support and pressure reduction Attain neutral sleep posture for deeper breathing and more restful sleep Y ? ? ?
No petrochemical-based synthetic foams or fillers No premature failure of cushioning material - reduces sags, depressions, humps, lumps, valleys… (see "Latex" above)
Free from potentially harmful chemical off-gassing (or out-gassing) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Y N N N
Nearly motionless - not full of bounce You won't disturb your partner - they won't disturb you Y ? N ?
Holds its shape No-sag construction resists sagging and roll-together Y N N ?
Choose soft or firm - still get correct support You don't need to choose a "too-firm" mattress for support Y N N N

Advantage :: MICROCLIMATIC & ENVIRONMENTAL


KEY: CONVENTIONAL INNERSPRING MATTRESS (S); AIR MATTRESS (A); MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS (M)

Feature

Benefit

ESD

S?

A?

M?

Lightweight wool-lined high performance German stretch cotton cover Wool is ideal fiber for sleep comfort: excellent temperature regulator, allows air to circulate freely
Absorbs moisture: up to 30% of its own weight in water vapor - and evaporates it evenly
Stretch cotton cover made from organic cotton specially designed to optimize airflow and to contour to the surface of the body: reduces humidity and surface tension, resulting in a responsive cover that decreases pressure
Y N N N
Well-ventilated mattress construction Mitigates humidity build-up for a healthier, drier, more comfortable sleep environment - won't sleep "hot" Y N N N
All mattress components Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Additionally our natural Talalay latex carries a EPEA Cradle to Cradle CerifiedCM GOLD certification. Tested for harmful substances: non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals and off-gassing - safe for anyone to sleep on
Y N N N

Advantage :: VALUE


KEY: CONVENTIONAL INNERSPRING MATTRESS (S); AIR MATTRESS (A); MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS (M)

Feature

Benefit

ESD

S?

A?

M?

Exceptional value Constructed with quality components imported from Europe that outperform components available in North America, for superior resilience and durability Y N
N
N
Mattress design has been refined based on knowledge gained from over 25 years of analyzing sleep science and research data Provides more healthful and sound sleep, is more durable, and yet costs less than other premium mattresses
Y N N N
Fully zippered cover Always see what's on the inside of your mattress. Modular design allows customization and access to components Y N ? N
No turning or flipping No need, no hassle Y N ? ?
Fits standard sized sheets No added expense & hassle of finding deep pocket sheets Y ? ? ?
Mattresses may also be used on platform or box foundation Will work on most existing or planned bed frame types and styles Y ? ? ?
Designated signature mattress models also make excellent adjustable bed mattresses Now you don't have to settle for a mediocre mattress just to get the benefit of an electric adjustable base Y ? ? ?
No expensive national brand advertising or distributor middleman costs Instead, that money goes into materials and workmanship; resulting in a mattress that's affordable, offering premium features at reasonable prices Y N N N
Full 10 year warranty (non-prorated) In the unlikely event that a defect in materials or workmanship should occur, ESD will replace or repair the defective mattress or foundation at no charge (excluding transportation charges) Y ? ? ?

"Slick marketing does not a better mattress make." -Chip