When Molly turned to Eagles' Rest looking for a non-toxic mattress for her young daughter, she found that the mattress alleviated symptoms of her fibromyalgia, and subsequently improved her sleep. Here she tells her story, in her words.
"This is a short note to tell you that since I've started sleeping on your all-natural mattress I no longer wake up in the middle of the night craving chocolate. In addition, I have compared my video camera footage of how many times I wake up, turn over to the other side, adjust my pillow, kick the cat, scratch my head and resume sleeping and the results are in: with my new Savvy Rest, I have almost eliminated the tossing and turning. The camera does show that I still kick the cat occasionally but otherwise am resting more fully. When I awake in the morning I simply turn off the chocolate incensed air freshener machine, give the cat a pet and leisurely stand and stretch with a smile on my face. I give this mattress two thumbs up, a high-five, a Caramel Nut Truffle Oscar and thank the rubber tree fairies for sharing their milky elixir of white syrup with us."
— Galen T
No more Princess
and the Pea
Thank you, thank you
—AKB, Savvy Rest mattress owner since Spring 2011
"We purchased a Savvy Rest mattress for our son’s first “big” bed after he graduated from his toddler bed. It has been wonderful- very comfortable and durable. The wool mattress pad was also and excellent purchase. He sleeps great on the bed and we are free of worry that he might be breathing in harmful chemicals that are in most other mattresses. Definitely money will spent."
—Robin, from Lawrence
"This bed (Savvy Rest - Serenity) is AMAZING! We rest so well and everyone who tries it, loves it. In fact we just purchased a second Savvy Rest mattress for the guest bedroom - this time the Earthspring. We topped it with a wool topper and a wool mattress protector. Our guests were delighted with the comfortable rest they received. I spent a lot of time researching the various organic mattresses out there - it's a big commitment - and kept coming back to Savvy Rest, both for price and quality. I'm glad I bought it from The Eagles' Rest Natural Home. Diane has a lot of patience (and NO pressure) in the decision-making process."
—Karen in Wichita
"When I learned about the concept of natural bedding I was curious and appreciated the opportunity to have fewer toxins in our home. The mattress we bought has exceeded our expectations for comfort. We love coming home to our own bed in a new way now as no other is anything like it. The natural pillows are great too."
"Dear Diane! I LOVE my mattress!! I believe it is the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. I must be getting a good night's sleep, because I have so much more energy during the day. I also like the whole idea of having bought something sustainable."
"We found Eagle's Rest because of a stuffed wool llama sitting on the sidewalk outside the store. Once inside I was thrilled to find an organic mattress with no carcinogenic flame retardants imbedded in it available for purchase right here in Lawrence. My husband and I returned to lounge around on the beds at Eagle's Rest for a considerable amount of time. I think Diane even encouraged us to take a snooze if we so desired. She tirelessly and willingly switched out this and that layer, this pillow, that mattress protector, until we were certain we had found our respective most comfortable combinations. Diane and her husband came over to help us set up the bed, being extra careful with all of the components to make sure it was done correctly. We have never felt so relaxed and confident about making an investment, because we were never rushed, we were always listened to and taken care of, and boy oh boy has it paid off. For the last month I have awoken time and again and said aloud, 'I have never slept so well in my entire life!' and 'I can't believe how comfortable it is!' or 'I didn't even notice you get up in the night!' or 'I feel so well-rested!' and so on and so forth. This bed has improved our sleep, comfort, and no doubt our health. I no longer wake up with back pains the way I used to and my husband doesn't sweat any more during the night -- after thirty years of doing so -- indeed, as it turns out, wool and latex are incredibly breathable. They seem to adjust to the exact temperature that our bodies need. We absolutely love our Savvy Rest mattress. Thank you, rubber trees. Thank you, Savvy Rest. Thank you, Eagle's Rest!"
—Joe and Susanne
"After many months of cajoling I convinced my husband that a bed from Eagle's Rest would be a worthwhile investment for our family. I can't tell you what a difference it has made for our sleep. Every night one or both of us crawls into bed, sighs, and says 'this bed is soooo comfortable.' Recently my husband came home from a business trip and said, 'thanks a lot, you've ruined me for all other beds.' When I sleep on other mattresses now my shoulders and hips ache. And we love the pillows we purchased to go with the bed. We've had the bed for a few months now and still we are rejoicing the purchase every day. Thanks for your patient and relaxed showroom. This was a major purchase for us and you provided a welcoming and considerate sales experience. We have told so many friends and insisted people try the bed when they come over and we will continue to sing your praises."
"Shopping for our new organic mattress at Eagles' Rest in Lawrence, KS, was a great experience and we are so happy with the result. The Serenity organic mattress is extremely comfortable. By arranging the layers you can make it so that the mattress has just the right amount of softness or hardness for your own personal preference, and by splitting the mattress the bed can different on each side. We bought the talalay pillowtop and several of the organic pillows, too. I never have had such a comfortable bed."
—Tina, Lenexa, KS
"I researched mattresses for months, I read all the reviews, and I compared all the facts, but I realized what I really needed to do was to "feel" how the mattress performed. After much debate my husband and I drove to Eagles' Rest to look at and tryout the Savvy Rest mattress.
The shopping experience was wonderful because we were not rushed, but instead had all the time it took for us to learn about latex mattresses and for us to try several different levels of comfort to sleep on. We had never been able to agree on a mattress since my husband liked a more firm mattress and I needed a softer feel because of arthritis. We both got what we wanted in the Savvy Rest latex mattress!
Three months later my husband and I agree it is the best money we have ever spent. We both sleep better, and we found that the extra benefit of not even feeling the bed move when one of us gets up helps us sleep even better.
Our latest problem is that our frequent guests have discovered the comfort of our mattress and think we should buy one for the guest room!
A satisfied customer,"
"The Mattress Matters - Ha Ha! I purchased my Savvy Rest Dunlop Queen size mattress in the midwinter of 2010. Instantly, i loved my new bed! I felt satisfied to put my money where it really matters to me and where i do spend a significant amount of time. I do not have a large income and knew financially it would be a stretch, but it has been so worth it!
I actually enjoyed assembling the layers. I also helped a friend assemble hers too. Both went fairly easy for me.
Before sleeping on our new SR, my young and otherwise very healthy husband who had for about 5years been developing chronic breathing problems (even using an inhaler at times) soon healed up and was no longer triggered to asthma attacks at night. We all sleep better because of that! Prior to this mattress purchase, we had been sleeping on an older but decent brand's conventional mattress. I enjoyed more warmth from the SR upon getting into bed as my old mattress was often shockingly cold in winter.
Also, after 1 month of sleeping very well on our new SR bed, we took a vacation to visit family for three weeks. My low back and neck really took a hit sleeping on too soft a bed. I am usually physically fit, and I sure had to do some repair work on my spine! ouch! lots of stretching in the morning! I was so relieved to feel that back pain dissipate after my first and second nights of sleep back home. Aaahhh! I could go on and on but it would just echo that we love all the benefits we've received from this change over. Soon after, I purchased two SR pillows and love them too.
About her twin Dunlop SR bed, my 5 year old, Arabella says, "I love my bed so much that I can jump on my bed, but sometimes I worry about spiders at night when I am sleeping!" Well I know that is what she thinks about her bed, and that I am glad I do not have to worry about her sleeping on a mattress that I believe to have far more health disrupting elements than she is aware of at this time.
After 1 1/2 years, I still love and highly recommend this bedding company and am very grateful for Diane's having introduced me to these products."
"I love my Savvy rest mattress. I think it’s the best bed I’ve ever had. Savvy gives you a very balanced support compared to other mattresses. Since we were already eating organic food and wearing organic cotton, purchasing an organic mattress just made sense.
I feel really good about having an organic mattress for myself and my daughter. I wanted a mattress that was made in a way that was good for the environment and the people who made it. I like that the manufacture of this mattress didn’t involve any pesticides. And I liked the idea of sleeping on something that wasn’t off-gassing chemicals that could be harmful.
The mattress was delivered in good condition and was easy to put together. It disassembles quickly, is so flexible in that we can change the firmness of it just by rearranging layers within... and it's so easy to move. I can do it all by myself!
I’m a side sleeper and I had shoulder pain on other beds. With Savvy Rest, I do not. Also, I no longer experience headaches like I did on our old memory foam mattress.
The only drawback is that since this is a heavier mattress I’ve really had to reinforce my bed. I have a cheap, crib conversion kit and have added slats, but it is still somewhat lacking when it comes to stability. Latex beds seem to need a solid base of support.
I recommend Savvy Rest to all my friends. I think everybody should have one."
"We both LOVE our new Savvy Rest! I find I am sleeping sounder and much longer. I slept until 10:00 yesterday, which is unheard of for me. I'm usually up at the crack of dawn. I wake up feeling much more rested. And I love that you can't feel the other person moving around.
Thank you for working with us and for all your patience. You have been wonderful! We are affirming that your business with thrive and prosper. We will certainly suggest your store for anyone in the market for a good, organic bed."
"After a very bad experience from breathing the off-gassing of a memory foam mattress, I searched the Internet for a truly organic mattress. It is a truly difficult task, as there are a lot of claims that are unfounded. After much research, my wife and I found that the only place in the Kansas City area that we could actually see, sniff, and lay on a truly organic mattress, was at Eagles’ Rest.
We drove to Lawrence several times. Diane was kind enough to let us take the mattress apart, smell it, pull on it, lay on it, and ask a hundred questions. We went home and sent emails asking more questions, all of which were answered. We were not easy customers: we wanted facts, details, proof, etc., that we were buying a completely organic mattress.
We did buy a mattress. We also used Diane's husbands' design plans to build a frame for our mattress. The mattress arrived via Fed-ex and we were able to put it together ourselves within an hour. The bed is comfortable, and variable, as we can adjust the layers to our preference.
I would recommend anyone searching for an organic mattress, to visit Diane’s shop. She will put up with your questions, and give you time without a hard sell. What more could you ask?"
"I received the package yesterday and slept on the new pillowtop and pad last night. So far I love it! Thank-you for all of your assistance."
"Testimonial for a Happy Customer!
We shopped for years to replace our bed. We tried MANY beds in many different shops. A friend here in Lawrence suggested we try Eagles Rest for an organic mattress and there we found the BEST product on the market. Plus, learning from Diane about the natural product itself is worth the visit to the shop. She knows her product, believes in her product yet does not need to 'sell' the product. She spent time with us to help us make the choice that was best for us and we left after one or two visits with a great bed!! Plus, we have enjoyed many post bed visits and made additional purchases from the shop that we also enjoy. Thank you, Diane!"