Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I have a major problem falling asleep at night and staying that way and I know that the number one cause of not being able to fall asleep and staying asleep is because of my neck and head get to hurting due to the old and mostly flat cotton stuffed pillows we have had for well over 8 years, so when I discovered Savvy Rest and their Organic Shredded Latex Pillow I knew that I really wanted to give it a try and see if it would indeed help my head and neck issues and help get me to sleep and keep me that way!
About Savvy Rest (taken from website):
Savvy Rest Story
The journey to a healthful mattress
“As I learned what toxic chemicals and allergens wind up in mattresses, it became my life's work to create a healthy, comfortable alternative.” - Michael Penny
The Savvy Sleeper – a Sleep Solutions Store
What would lead a yoga-practicing, organic-food-eating marathon runner to start a mattress company? He couldn’t sleep. Michael had insomnia, ironically at its worst while he was working for a futon company. In part, what he’d learned about materials and practices in the mattress industry was keeping him awake.
Most mattress stores were full of chemically treated fabrics covering cheap padding or noxious chemical foams, atop flimsy foundations. Stories of rip-offs, shoddy quality and deceptive product descriptions abounded.
It occurred to Michael that many people approached mattress shopping in a state of fear. So he resolved to create a new kind of mattress company that offered a new level of quality and service. In 2003, The Savvy Sleeper, our flagship store, opened in Charlottesville, Virginia, drawing customers from as far away as Baltimore and North Carolina.
Finding an organic mattress to sell was a tall order. We found one natural latex mattress, but the casing was synthetic. Even the biggest companies in the ”natural mattress” niche were using only some organic materials, or making mattresses that weren't very comfortable. We decided to make our own.
Savvy Rest – Organic Mattress Manufacturer
Our mission was to create an organic mattress that was comfortable, nontoxic, versatile and reliable—and to give customers a level of service they’d never experienced before from a mattress company.
For the core of the Savvy Rest Organic mattress, we chose natural latex for its wonderful feel and longevity. We designed customizable layers to make the mattress adaptable for every individual. We chose certified organic wool and certified organic cotton fabric for a soft yet sturdy casing. And to ensure quality, we required materials certifications from all our suppliers.
We wanted customers to feel safe with our product and confident in our company. So we also decided to allow customers to exchange layers of latex to adjust the firmness even after purchase. Our product and our practices--integrity and service—have led to our growing reputation as America’s leading natural mattress manufacturer.
The Savvy Rest Standard
It may seem just common sense that whatever your mattress is “breathing out” all night, you’re breathing in. But awareness of toxic mattresses is relatively new. Savvy Rest was the first mattress company to take concern for indoor air quality to the logical conclusion: what you and your family sleep on should not harm you with off-gassing chemical fumes, pesticide residues, or allergens.
We’re proud of our history and our success. From a few trend-setting retailers just a few years ago, we now have a large network of dealers who have responded to Savvy Rest’s reputation for quality, integrity and service.
Savvy Rest was kind enough to send me one of their standard size Organic Shredded Latex Pillows to review and I can say that I was very excited and a little impatient for it to arrive but once it did (I know it seemed like forever it only took about 5-7 days to arrive) I immediately started trying it out to find how much of the stuffings I needed to remove for it to be the perfect height and density!
I will say that it took me a couple of nights to get the pillow just right but boy, once I got it just perfect it was really like sleeping on a cloud…..my own personal soft and fluffy cloud (I saved the stuffings that I took out so that if my husband wanted to try it out or if I ever needed it again I would have it)! I’ve been using the Shredded Latex Pillow from Savvy Rest over the past several weeks and I have to admit that I have most defiantly seen a difference in how long it takes me to fall asleep and how well I actually sleep with the pillow! I now fall asleep much faster and I don’t toss and turn near as much and the pain in my head, neck and shoulder in no longer an issue when I wake up in the morning. Now, since they only sent us one I decided I would let my husband sleep on it for a few nights and of course he wanted it much more dense and higher than I had made it so once he got it just right for him he also said the it improved his neck pain (he has deteriorating disk in his neck) and he slept much better. Now, we tend to fight over who gets to sleep on the pillow from Savvy Rest so I think it’s very possible we will be adding another one if not two to our bed in the very near future!
Here is a little about the Shredded Latex Pillow (taken from the website):
Soft, shredded latex (blended Dunlop and Talalay) conforms to your neck and shoulders for secure yet moveable support. These pillows are intentionally overstuffed so you can make your own perfect, personal fit. Just unzip the inner and outer casings and remove any amount of fill to create just-right height and density. Approximate height: 4-8”
Check out the link to check out more Savvy Rest Reviews!!!
I am very thrilled to now get to go to bed and sleep on the Shredded Latex Pillow from Savvy Rest each night, and I have to say that my sleep has really improved and the pain in my head, neck and shoulders isn’t near as bad as what it was with my traditional cotton filled pillow! I want to say a huge thanks to Savvy Rest because before discovering the Shredded Latex Pillow I was well on my way to the doctor’s office to be put on some type of sleeping pill to help me sleep because of the neck and shoulder pain but that is no longer the case since I have the pillow I fall asleep faster and I wake up a whole lot less with my neck and shoulders hurting in the middle of the night. I had no idea how much the pillow you use affects your sleep until I switched to the Shredded Latex Pillow!
If you are looking for a customizable comfort pillow my hubby and I both recommend trying out the Shredded Latex Pillow from Savvy Rest, because no matter how soft or how high you want your pillow to be you can make your perfect and comfortable pillow from the Shredded Latex Pillow! Also if you are in the market for a natural latex mattress they have that covered too!!!
To purchase the Organic Shredded Latex Pillow visit the Savvy Rest website!
Savvy Rest has so very generously offered one of my super lucky readers a standard size Organic Shredded Latex Pillow so they can experience the comfort themselves!
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Giveaway ends Jan 17, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Shredded Latex Pillow mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 1:38 PM