Thanks for educating the public
I came across Lee’s YouTube videos in August 2019 and finally learned the truth about memory foam mattresses and the mattress industry in general. I have spent the past 9 years sleeping on a $3,500 Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. Prior to this I had slept on a less expensive memory foam mattress ($1,000) that had failed to provide me comfort after less than 2 years. I told the Tempurpedic Salesperson that I suffered from being too hot when sleeping on the memory foam mattress to which he told me the tempurpedic I ended up buying was their newest technology and had a cooling topper built into it. Well, for about 3 years I slept not great, decent at best, but still very hot (would hate to have bought their non-cooling mattress) and after approximately 3 years I began waking up at night and in the morning with one of my arms having fallen asleep. The blood flow to my entire upper and lower arm and hand had been cut off and it was very painful. I would have to wake up and start moving my paralyzed arms to get the blood flowing again. Not exactly a recipe for a great nights sleep. I thought this was due to being a side sleeper and assumed it was a common experience. So for all these years I have suffered both from excessive body heat build up where I contacted the mattress to the arm pain from the blood flow being cut off. However, after watching Lee’s videos and communicating with he and his staff about my problems I decided to purchase a new Latex mattress on buildyourownmattress.com. Being a 50 year old male of 6’1” 184 lbs I decided to go for the AR2 but I modified it and opted for the Ultra Soft topper instead of the Soft topper which for me turned out to be a great decision. It arrived super fast and now for the past 10 days I have been enjoying significant relieve from my issues. I would say about a 90% reduction in being hot and sweating at night. It is definitely the coolest most comfortable mattress I have every slept on. And my problem of having my arms fall asleep and experiencing the associated pain and numbness and tingling has decreased by about 75%. I will take that improvement every time. I can highly recommend Sleep Essentials and their products. I will caution however that unless you are very disciplined you may start arriving late for work because you can’t will yourself to get out of bed in the morning. I normally sleep about 7 hours a night and the first night I had the new mattress I slept 11 straight hours, I woke up at 7 hours and felt so comfortable and relaxed that I stayed in bed and ended up sleeping through the morning, fortunately this was a Saturday and I didn’t have to work. I think my new weekend ritual will be to sleep in from now on. Thank you, Lee so much for your commitment to educating the public and providing quality products that truly deliver relief to people suffering with various sleep issues, as well as, the many health benefits of sleeping on a chemical free mattress.
Night 2 on a 12″ – Perfection 16 mattress and I’m hooked! For the first time in over a year, I’ve slept for more than 3 or 4 hours. Night 1, I slept 11 hours; night 2, I out-did it and slept 12 hours! I can feel my injured body healing.
The service you are providing to your customers is not just a good night’s sleep, but a therapy for pain and suffering. This is the second day in a row that I didn’t wake up and grab for my bottle of pain pills. THANK YOU! My doctors did the best thing they could have done for me in prescribing your product!
No more stiffness!
Thank you for helping us find the perfect mattress! I can’t believe how much better I’m sleeping with the latex foam mattress than with my innerspring mattress. I wake up without the stiffness and most of the back pain I’ve been living with for over 5 years. On top of that, being pregnant has brought on a whole new set of symptoms for restless nights – until now. I’m sleeping great and thanks for your great service.
Recovering from Autism
I have a child that is recovering from Autism and suffers daily with Fibromyalgia. He has very high levels of toxic metals. Two weeks ago, out of need I picked up a mattress toper for myself. I have been sick for two weeks. Not even thinking of the connection just looking for a mattress for my son. I called Sleep Essentials and talked to the owner. Our conversation became very interesting. I told him that I was looking for a mattress for my son. He went into detail about no chemicals and I responded with the symptoms of a horible two weeks for myself. I have had little sleep. Waking up every night on my new mattress tipper with my back burning all the way to my feet. Feeling ehxausted I went to the doctors who put me on an antibiotic with no relief. My children almost missed Easter because I felt so sick! After talking to Lee and putting it all together I realized just how important this phone call ended up.
I was about to throw away more than $1600
I ended up following one link to another and inadvertently found one of your YouTube videos of your “Complete Mattress Education”. That led me to your website and at that point I watched the entire series in chronological order. I learned MUCH from them, but the most important thing I learned was that I was about to throw away more than $1600 for the simple reason of getting a new TV! As a result, I probably would’ve wound up inflicting more pain to my back because of the support issues you described in your videos, and most likely would’ve had to purchase yet another mattress set in a short period of time.
Additionally, I never would have known of the fire retardant issues in which you enlightened me. That, in and of itself concerns me to the point I no longer wish to purchase any mattress with fire retardants used in the manufacturing process.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Bad luck with Serta and Sterns & Foster
I purchased the medium Latex Mattress after reviewing Lees you Tube Videos. I had bad Luck with Serta,Stern and Fosters and after spending a whole bunch of Money we decided to try the Latex and oh boy, I love the Mattress. I am sleeping better and my back pain is gone.
It’s the flame retardant chemicals in mattresses!
My children had an immediate skin reaction in a furniture store while we were looking at mattresses, standing next to (and not touching) the small, layers/core sample showing what a Tempur-Pedic mattress is made of. The salesman said the children must be allergic to the latex in it. After having my children skin tested for latex and finding no reaction to latex, we had yet to find the cause. We now know, thanks to you, it may be the flame retardant chemicals in mattresses that was the cause of their skin reactions.
Knowing that these chemicals are in something which we are in contact with for so much time is very disturbing. We are looking forward to sleeping well on your chemical free mattresses!
Very comfortable mattress for 41 years!
When we moved into our house in February, 1969 we bought a king size latex mattress from Sears. It has been a very comfortable mattress for 41 years. it has lasted through 3 sons, and several dogs and cats.
Our old mattress was a 5 inch thick latex and it was comfortable until the end. We kept it for so long because we never found a good replacement until this year when we bought a new latex mattress from Sleep Essentials.
No BS and marketing spin.
I’ve spent countless hours researching memory foam, foam beds, and mattresses in general. On one hand it seems like I know nothing because for everything I learn, someone comes along and claims something that contradicts what I thought I knew. But when I came across your site I found myself nodding and saying to myself this is what I’ve been looking for. No BS and just quality foam without the marketing spin.
My tongue hurts.
My tongue hurts. It’s kind of itchy…sort of tingly, and definitely “not right.” And it’s not just my tongue that hurts – my lips feel prickly and swollen, and the back of my throat has blisters on it.
My mouth problems began about four months ago when my husband and I treated ourselves to one of those super-cushy mattress toppers. When we unwrapped the foam pad portion of the mattress cover it had a very, very strong chemical smell. But because the paperwork explained that a strong odor upon opening was normal, we didn’t worry too much about it.
My mouth issues began the very first evening of off-gassing. As night turned to morning I could actually feel the chemicals on my tongue, down my throat, and in my lungs. I was nauseous and headachy most of the next day.
Intermittent and Mysterious Bouts of Vomiting
Around the age of three, our son started having intermittent and mysterious bouts of vomiting in the mornings after he got up. It wasn’t like the flu, because he didn’t have a fever, and he was usually completely recovered by early afternoon.
Needless to say, finding Sleep Essentials was a godsend! The 100% latex mattress we bought for our son has completely ended this problem for him. The only time he has had a recurrence of this problem is when he slept with his bathrobe on, and lo and behold, his bathrobe is made with flame-retardant fleece. So that’s been thrown out, too! It’s very scary to think that all the chemicals in the old mattress were doing that to him. Hopefully there has been no long-term damage to his health. The mattress has probably saved him in more ways than one. So, thank you, Lee! He loves that mattress.