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Archive for 2015

The flame retardants that are used on mattresses.

Blanche writes: Hi Pete, Can you tell me about the flame retardants that are used on mattresses today? Are they safe? Is all natural wool best? Thanks, Blanche Hi Blanche, There are 3 fire retardants. 2 of them are perfectly safe. Only the Boric Acid is not. […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Classic Broadway vs. Wolf Adrian Mattress.

Christine writes: My husband and I are debating which mattress we should buy to replace our current one, which after 6 years has developed lumps and sags a little in the middle.   I’ve been looking at the Simmons Beautyrest Broadway, as it seems to have a thicker […]

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Comparing a mattress we slept on in Germany.

Linda writes: Hi Pete, I stayed in a German Penta Hotel in October and inquired about the mattress as it was very comfortable.   They sent me the info in German and my son did his best to translate….see below.   They said it was not latex foam, nor […]

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Differences in Latex Pillows.

Eric writes: Hi Pete I was looking at the latex pillows.  I have one that Pacific Coast used to make but apparently they are not dealing with pillows anymore.   What is the difference in a Natura pillow besides the cover? Hi Eric, That’s funny. I, too, have an […]

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Sheraton Hotel Sweet Sleeper Mattress in Canada.

Randy writes: Hi Pete, I am looking for an equivalent to the Sheraton Hotel Sweet Sleeper Mattress.  Is there something close that can be purchased from our local stores?  You have mentioned a  2” soft Talalay  topper before.  Do you still recommend it and is there anywhere in Canada […]

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Dreamium Mattress

Gladys writes: Hi Pete, Is there a mainstream bed that compares to the Dreamium mattress?   I stayed at a hotel that has the dreamium beds and my husband and I slept better than we had in years.  Please,  I’m desperate to find this bed.  Any help you can provide […]

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6 Ways to Be Happier Now…Besides Having a Comfortable Mattress.

Hello Everyone, A good night’s sleep is important for aver-all health and well-being. Generally, the benefits of a good night’s sleep are: increased productivity, a reduction in stress and an over all feeling of being happier. However, a good night’s sleep is only a part of it. Below, I’m […]

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All Natural Latex Mattress for Large People.

Amanda writes: Dear Pete, Thank you for your candid, knowledgeable advice.  My husband and I are both large people (600 lbs between us). Neither finds our 2-year-old mattress particularly comfortable anymore (purchased from Denver Mattress Company–I believe it was a Durango firm or firm/plush).  How I wish […]

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Ever-Eden All-Natural Latex Mattress.

Peter writes: Hi Pete,   Thanks  for  responding.   Is  there  a  rule  of  thumb  you  use  to  decide  if  someone  should  choose  a  soft,  medium  or  firm  option  regarding  a  mattress  purchase?   I  am  5′  6″  tall,  155  lbs.  and  primarily  a  stomach  sleeper  with  some  time  spent  on  my  […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Classic Broadway Luxury Firm Mattress for Children.

Kim writes: Hi Pete,  We saw your blog and you recommended a Simmons Beautyrest Broadway for kids , but we cannot find this mattress anywhere.  We have two 4 year old boys that we need to get twin mattresses for. What do you recommend?  Thanks, Kim Hi Kim, The […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress for a Child.

Bobby writes: Hello,  I visited your blog a few years ago, and I purchased a Simmons Recharge Lumberton Luxury Firm mattress for my toddler after reading your thoughts.  I am interested in purchasing another Lumberton, but it appears they have been discontinued.  I see that the Broadway […]

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Natura All Natural Latex Mattress. US & Canada Delivery.

Harry writes: Hello Pete,  I am searching for the perfect bed in a Cal King configuration for two people a  large dog. First person is 6’4″ and 275 lbs, second adult is 6’0″ and 210, the dog is about 100 lbs We live in Phoenix so some […]

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Ever-Eden All Natural Latex Mattresses at an Affordable Price.

Gail writes: Hey Pete,I was hoping you might be able to recommend a mattress for my dog, husband and I.  I am side sleeper, he is a back sleeper and the dog finds any room available.  I prefer a softer mattress but have had some recent back […]

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Mattresses for a Big & Tall Man.

Scott writes: Hi there!  I’m a 6’3″, 400lb, side-back-stomach sleeper and am looking at getting a new queen mattress.  Tried out a 13″ pranasleep latex mattress locally the other day and really liked it but it is way too pricey. Since I’m not only looking for comfort/support, […]

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La Quinta Hotel Mattress.

Johanna writes:                Hi Pete,We recently stayed in the newly-renovated La Quinta in Los Banos, CA.  The bed in the new section was simply wonderful!  What type do they use at this location?  Thank you, Johanna Hi Johanna, Things change, from […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Tortuga Bay Plush Pillowtop Mattress…too soft.

Tamara writes: We just bought the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge”Tortuga Bay”Plush Pillowtop Mattress Set and although my back and body feel better than ever–my husband says its too soft…”I sink into it”. Can you offer any suggestions for HIS SIDE of the bed?  Some way to make his side more firm?. […]

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1999 Organic Cotton/Pure Grow Wool Mattress is too firm….needs a soft Talalay latex topper.

Jay writes: Hi Pete, I love your website and honest advice. We have a 1999 extra firm mattress from The mattress does not sag and remains very firm….now too firm for my wife, who wakes up with a sore back on most days.   Should we go […]

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Natura Greenspring – A Latex/innerspring hybrid mattress with pocketed tempered steel coils.

Michael writes: Hi Pete, After days of searching and hours or research we are still trying to find the perfect mattress.  We know we want a latex/innerspring hybrid mattress with pocketed tempered steel coils, and we want to avoid memory foam.  I see you don’t recommend pillow tops, which is […]

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Hip and Lower Back Pain, All Natural Latex…Not an Air Mattress.

Tammie writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I are in search of a new mattress. I have researched and researched and I am just as confused as ever. I am looking at an air-pedic mattresses. The reason being, we are both slightly over weight, have extreme lower back pain, […]

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Starting a New Mattress Manufacturing Facility in Canada.

Jim writes: Hi Pete, I am starting mattress making factory in Toronto Canada area. I do have 25 year experience in furniture business including manufacturing and wholesale. Do you know if it is possible for me to affiliate my self with some of the large mattress makers in usa. […]

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Soft Talalay Mattress Topper.

Soft Latex Foam Mattress Topper to replace a Medium Latex Foam Mattress Topper.

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Soft Latex Topper for a too firm Stearns & Foster Mattress.

Susan writes: Hi Pete, We  just bought the . It’s good but it needs some cuddliness or softness. I just read what you advised another customer to do, but I don’t know if you meant 2″ Dunlop or 2″ Talalay/firmness?  Thanks, Susan Hi Susan, A soft latex […]

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Sealy Posturepedic plush pillowtop mattress warranty exchange.

Kim writes: Hi Pete, We had a Sealy Posturepedic plush pillowtop mattress that we loved – but it started sagging terribly and creaked too much.   We recently did a warranty exchange and were given a prorated amount to put towards a new bed.   On the salesman’s recommendation […]

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HELP!!! Ritz Carlton Sealy Posturepedic Mattress Problems.

Alan writes: Hi Pete, Stumbled over your reviews / website as I am an annoyed consumer looking for some help.  In 2007 we purchased a Sealy Posturpedic mattress through the ritz carlton bed program.   This purchase was made since my wife stayed at one of the hotels […]

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