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!

Diane Folz, Blacksburg, VA
Lee, even after the first night sleeping on my new mattress my back felt like it had received an allignment at a chiropractics office. I find the mattress to be comfortable and supportive.

Thanks!

Fern Agee, Stuart, Virginia
Hi Lee,

Thanks for sharing information @ mattresses - you seem to know alot! I honestly do not know what exactly I have been reacting to in the new mattress, but it is certainly severe and leaves me unable to breathe without medication. From the first night of moving into the spare bedroom recently (an ancient mattress), I could breathe again and have not had the bronchitis, allergy symptoms or sinus infection which had become the norm for me for the past 2 months. I have been able to run again and get through classes at the gym without an inhaler! My youngest daughter has suffered severe hives after exposure to polyurethane foam, so I have kept her away from the new mattress, but my 13-year-old did sleep in the bed with me for a couple of weeks and she suffered severe breathing difficulties as a result. This memory foam mattress has urethane in it & I thought I was reacting to that, but I don't really know what compound we're reacting to. I will not buy another mattress w/o a lot of research first; I also like your idea of a note from my doctor - thanks! I definitely don't want to sleep on formaldehyde or any other chemicals!

I don't think the mattress I bought is lethal and in fact I've seen tons of memory foam stuff in stores lately (so someone's sleeping on memory foam successfully), I just think that whatever is in the foam is not good for me or my girls to be around - and maybe for anyone to be around, but we were just "lucky" enough to react severely and so we can't sleep on the "solidified gas" memory foam!

Have a great week!

Brenda, Unknown
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.

Thanks Lee.

Gaby, Bedford, VA
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. Thanks Lee.
Gaby, Bedford VA
In 1952, my husband and I purchased our first Englander foam rubber mattress. When we replaced this mattress 39 years later, it was still in excellent condition. There were no indentations at all and it was still as firm as the day we bought it. The only reason we replaced it was because we had purchased a larger bed.
Dot Poindexter, Vinton, Virginia
Dear Lee, love, love, love the bed! It is the most comfortable bed I've ever owned. Jim's back has responded well. Thanks again!
Jannette and Jim Borlin, Roanoke, Virginia
We are so thankful to you!

Our thanks comes in two stages. The first after hearing your videos posted on the web almost a year ago at which point we got rid of our mattress. Michael's breathing improved almost immediately and we both woke up more refreshed. But nothing compares to having the new mattress. It is incredibly well designed. I guess the credit for that goes to you. It is an uncanny combination of firm and yet comfortable.

So thank you so much. The allergy thing is huge, but the comfort is also a very big deal!

Best Regards,

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, Athol, ID
Dear Lee,

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.

Sincerely,

Dianne Melia, Roanoke, Virginia
Here's my testimony on my bed allergy Lee. Please do not use my last name, or my email address when putting this on your web-site. But you are welcome to use it. I sincerely hope this keeps someone else from getting as sick as I did.

My testimony: I purchased a mattress from a major bedding manufacturer two months ago in the fall of 2008. It was a wonderfully comfortable plush top. I loved the comfort of it. However, the first night, I was so sick from the off-gassing that I woke up in the middle of the night, horribly nauseated, coughing up a lot of "material" out of my lungs. This happened the second night too. After that, the chemical odor didn't go away, but it became less, and was only really noticeable if I put my head under the covers and inhaled. I decided not to do that, because the off-gassing was so unpleasant. But I thought I'd just get used to it and eventually it would go away. It didn't go away completely however. Six weeks later, I woke up one night to find my bare feet burning and itching. So I got up at 2AM and rinsed them off with cold water, put on some socks and went back to bed.

The next night, the bottoms of my feet, my back, and the back of my head started to burn and itch (I sleep on my back). So I got up, showered off, and went back to bed. The third night into the 6th week, my whole body started burning and itching. I showered, and then thought, let's just do an experiment here.

So I got a plastic drop cloth, doubled it, and put it over the bed all the way to the floor. It completely covered the bedding. I then put a sleeping bag on top and slept on the bed. Lo and behold, all my itching and burning stopped. At this point, I had no doubt it was my new mattress and possibly the box spring as well.

This plastic drop cloth worked for another 7 days. On the 8th day, the burning and itching started up again. I realized, the off-gassing was either coming through the plastic somehow, or currents in the air from my forced air gas furnace were circulating the off-gassing out from underneath the plastic. (One health web-site I went to says one of the new flame retardants being used actually leaches through plastic.)

At that point, I called the bedding store and asked for my money back. I told them they would have to remove the offending mattress and box-spring as soon as possible, as it was making me sick. They stated if I got a prescription from my doctor saying I was allergic to the flame-retardants (which are at a greater concentration since bedding manufacturers have had to comply with the new July 2007 Federal Flame Retardant Regulations), that they would take the mattress and box spring back. I found out the new regulation is "16 CFR Part 1633" by the way, and no consumer ever voted it in. I also found out that these toxic flame retardants are cumulative, and supposedly are not something you can flush out of your body once you absorbed them. Not comforting. I did however try to sweat out the toxins with Epsom salt baths. That seemed to help.

I went to my doctor, who said he has been seeing incidents of allergic responses to the newer mattresses with the increased flame retardants in them. He readily gave me the prescription saying I am allergic to the flame retardants and the foams (as polyurethane foams have a lot of those retardants in them). To the bedding store's credit, I got my money back, the bedding was removed, and my symptoms have disappeared completely.

Cheryl, Unknown
Hello Lee, if you decide to use the photo of my mattress label, I thought you might want to add the postscript below. I suppose it would be alright to use my P.S. anyway. I really don't like bashing a company, but then I remembered how we drove 3 hours to the nearest showroom that carried Englander 'latex' mattresses only to discover they weren't solid latex. The showroom had clear plastic cubes filled with (2) 3" thick solid latex layers that were placed beside the mattresses, which led us to believe that this is what the inside of the mattresses looked like. My hunsband even asked if they glued the two layers of latex together and was told, "Yes." But fortunately when we picked up one of the mattresses to see how Englander is only finishing one side of their mattresses now, we were surprised to discover how light the 'latex' mattress was. We asked, "Why?" We were then told that the Englander "latex" mattress only contained a core layer of latex that was encased with foam.

We enjoyed our latex mattress for 35 years! I've included the label which has a diagram of our box 'springs' foundation, and the text that describes the "6-inch luxurious foam latex mattress" that set on top of the foundation. I hope you will share my latex mattress experience with your prospective customers.

While growing up, I'd babysat the children next door. When their mother heard I'd gotten engaged, she wanted me to see her latex mattress and pointed out how well it had held up after I wish I could remember how many years. I do remember that even though my latex mattress cost about twice what an average spring mattress was selling for back then, I was so impressed withher latex mattress that I had a furniture company special order one for me from the same mattress manufacturer without even seeing it! (At that time I could not find a latex mattress anywhere locally.)

We used our latex mattress for 35 years! About the 33rd year we noticed that the cover was wearing out in a few spots, so we simply encased it with a zippered cover. This worked well up until the 34th year, when we noticed it beginning to sag slightly, but we still slept comfortably during the 35th year while we searched for a replacement. (Our original mattress manufacturer had closed their business.)

I've wondered if the good health we enjoyed could be attributed to our 35-year old latex mattress. We live pain-free, take NO medications, and have been told we look younger than we actually are. We visited our daughter after she had been married about a year. During our stay, both her and her husband complained of aches and pains especially in the morning. We thought, how can this be? They're both so young! We asked about the mattress they used and suggested they purchase a new one. After they did, their symptoms disappeared.

Our latex mattress has been well worth the investment. My younger brother married about 24 years ago. He's had three mattresses while we were still using the first latex mattress I'd purchased. You do the math!

P.S. I just did a search and found that Englander is making a spring mattress named "Tension Ease Foam Latex" and do not want folks to confuse my 6" solid latex mattress that lasted 35 years with Englander's "Tension Ease" spring mattress. (The Englander name was bought out by 7 manufacturers throughout the US who are using its name.) I've seen cutaways of the Englander mattresses and learned that its difficult to find a solid latex Englander mattress. The Englander latex mattresses I found only contained a small core of latex with cheaper foam used to encase the core to cut manufacturing costs. Be sure to "see" and know what's inside your mattress before you purchase it.

Diane "Goldilocks" Wilson, South Carolina
Dear Lee,
You may post this hoping it may help someone.

In response to your questions regarding my children's allergic reaction to 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!

Thanks!

Lisa DeMatteo, RI
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!

Diane Folz, Blacksburg, VA
Dear Lee:

Just a note to tell you how much we are enjoying our new bed. You were wrong -it made a difference the very first night we slept in it, didn't take a bit of "getting used to."

Sincerely,

Sam and Jeanne Pritchard, Roanoke, Virginia
Lee,
We have enjoyed our new mattress. Both of us have slept well on our new latex mattress. We had guests over last evening. They were very impressed with our latex mattress and fell in love with feel of the mattress. I would expect them to be contacting you soon.

Sincerely,

Lester & Ruth Martin, Pennsylvania