What makes me think Essentia mattresses are the best in the world? I’ve tried them. I’ve also slept on their competition and can’t wait to buy my own Essentia mattress. The comfort is outrageous, while also providing support and great value, all while being completely non-toxic. And keep reading to find out how to save hundreds of dollars on your purchase.
As a chiropractor, I get asked all the time, “What’s the best kind of mattress to buy?” Well, everyone’s idea of the “perfect” mattress is going to vary. There is no “correct” mattress for everybody; there is only what you like. And according to Consumer Reports, people are as satisfied with their mattress selection if they’ve spent 15 minutes laying on them in the store as they are with an in-home try out, so I always suggest investing your time before you buy.
But since most people are sharing a mattress with their partner, how do you find one that you’re both equally happy with? Two options are, get a Sleep Number bed so that each of you can select the density that you prefer, OR, get a memory foam mattress that will respond to your specific shape and weight. Now, I’ve been sleeping on a TempurPedic for the past 15 years and can whole-heartedly brag that it’s retained it original shape perfectly, all while responding to the shape of my body instantly, every time I move.
But the downsides to TempurPedic are that some people find them too hot, they are very heavy and cumbersome, and they are extremely unhealthy. I have been warning people that conventional memory foam is great in terms of ergonomics, but not good for anyone with a sensitive immune system or who has environmental allergies.
Most mattresses, especially memory foam mattresses, are made from ingredients that are not healthy for you, (or the planet), and are sprayed with fire-retardant chemicals, and held together with glues that off-gas noxious fumes. Research this thoroughly before you invest in something as important as the bed in your bedroom. What could have as big an impact on your health as the mattress you sleep on? Essentia controls every step of the manufacturing process themselves (unlike most other manufacturers) to ensure a completely healthy end-product. They start with natural latex, and then use organic plant oils to turn it into a squishy foam. Then the layers are held together with a manufacturing process that is glue-free. When you are finally done with a mattress like this, it can be recycled, or if sent to the landfill, you can at least feel good knowing it’s one of the most natural things you’ve ever thrown away.
Also, since their product contains more air space than TempurPedic, you don’t run as hot, and the mattress can be rolled up for shipping, making it practical to move from home to home. Which is important when your mattress is going to last 25 years!
Essentia mattresses are an incredible value for several reasons. The warranty on most of their mattresses is 20 years, making it double, or even triple, the warranty on most others. Because of it’s memory foam construction, it never needs to be flipped, and will never lose it’s shape or consistency. If it were to develop a “dip” from your body weight of only three quarters of an inch, you would be entitled to a replacement. Even if this dip occurred after 19 years and 364 days! People who buy coil spring mattresses are told to expect a ¾” depression within the first 3-6 months!
In addition, Essentia offers a money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your mattress within the first 60 days, they will give you your money back! They will not force you to trade it in for another mattress; they will simply give you your money back (less a 9% recycling fee). And then they will actually recycle the components of your mattress into new ones. How green is that?
I’ve still got some life left in my current mattress, but I am counting the days until I need to get a new one so that I can upgrade to an Essentia mattress. Also, once I have kids, I would only consider something of this quality for them so am glad that they make a crib size too.
I encourage you visit their Berkeley location to experience their incredible mattresses for yourself, and tell them that Acorn Wellness Center sent you, and they will give you a $150 discount per $1000 spent on the mattress, plus 2 free pillows.
Find out more at MyEssentia.com