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I have been so excited to share this product review ever since I received my new Endy mattress in May. Why? Because good sleep is rare, but so essential for our health!
Here are some reasons why it’s super important to get between 7-9 hours of sleep a night – something nearly impossible for moms to achieve!
- Sleep improves concentration and productivity: sleep is important for brain function including problem solving, cognition, and performance. These are negatively affected by sleep deprivation.
- Sleep is important for storing memories: while you sleep, your brain is basically filing away your memories so you can access them later. Without sleep it’s harder to recall things you’ve learned.
- Sleep resets your hunger hormones, leading to optimal eating patterns: sleeping will help to reset your hunger hormones, including ghrelin and leptin – the hormones that make you feel hungry and full. Ever notice your appetite all wonky after poor sleep? Lack of sleep is linked to weight gain.
- Sleep optimizes immune function: it is shown that lack of sleep reduces immune function. With kids, this could mean getting all those fun sicknesses they bring home.
- Sleep helps your brain remove “waste” buildup: basically while you sleep your brain “takes out the trash” by removing harmful toxins that build up during waking hours. Some of these waste proteins are even implicated in Alzheimer’s!
Ok ok … we get it. Sleep is important. Moving on.
Before I get into the product review, here’s a bit of the back story about why I was in the market for a new king sized mattress, and why we decided to give the Endy mattress a shot.
Upgrading our mattress
Back in March we had our baby boy, Finn. I very quickly realized how little space we had in our queen sized bed for the three of us. When he was first born we weren’t bedsharing, but the frequent night nursing with 1 billion pillows took over the entire bed. My poor husband was pushed to the edge of his side every time I had to feed Finn. The entire process took me a few minutes just to get “set up” for breastfeeding and I noticed the restricted size of our bed every time.
For reference, both my husband and I are relatively slim, but he’s 6’2 and I’m 5’7 so we definitely like having a bit of space to spread out. The queen was fine for the two of us, but I had visions of this baby taking over our bed and decided it was time to consider upgrading our mattress to a king. I didn’t want to wake Mike up every single time I had to move or get out of the bed for Finn.
Deciding on a Mattress
When I brought the idea up to Mike, he wasn’t sure about getting a new mattress. Just a few years back we had splurged on an organic mattress for our bed. It was a perfect, natural latex foam mattress with just the right amount of firmness for Mike. He struggles with back and neck pain, so a firm mattress was key for him. Of course it was difficult to justify getting a new bed after spending a good chunk of change on a mattress we loved.
I researched anyway, and decided we didn’t need an entirely organic mattress in order to still get a good quality mattress that fit our criteria. We were simply looking for:
- A “healthy” mattress, i.e. Greenguard certified, or some other certification around off-gassing and/or chemicals used in the mattress.
- Foam mattress, to reduce motion transfer every time I got out of bed.
- Affordable, because we’re on a budget.
- Firm and supportive, especially for Mike’s back.
Choosing the Endy Mattress
We began looking up different brands and I noticed that many foam mattresses came delivered to your door in a box. I started comparing brands like Douglas, Endy, Casper and others with the similar “mattress-in-a-box” model. Most of them had similar claims regarding firmness, and were within a similar price point. But there were a few differences that made the Endy mattress stand out for me.
Only the Endy mattress has been GREENGUARD Gold certified. This third party certification is only given to products that have been rigorously tested for off-gassing of VOCs, phthalates, and formaldehyde, resulting in less air pollution and fewer chemicals than the average mattress. We put a lot of weight into this certification because we had a newborn in the house and he was sleeping right beside our bed. Occasionally in our bed.
Although we couldn’t test the firmness, I felt pretty confident it would deliver what we needed. Many reviews online helped me gather the general consensus: it’s about medium firmness.
On top of that, Endy’s mattress came with a 100 night guarantee – so if we didn’t like the mattress after 100 nights, we could return it, no questions asked. The returned mattresses are donated and not thrown out, which made me feel much better about the option.
I was already set on an Endy mattress – but then I was fortunate enough to be gifted one in exchange for my 100-night honest review.
Our 100-Night Endy Mattress Review
It’s been 100 nights on our Endy mattress and I’m in sleep heaven.
As you know, we spent $$$ on an organic foam mattress a couple years back, and that was the first time I’d tried a foam mattress. Moving to foam makes such a difference – the added support, the comfort, the reduced motion transfer. The Endy mattress delivered on all these same great qualities as our more expensive mattress. I was pleasantly surprised given the significant price difference.
The firmness is as expected: medium firm. Perfect for me, someone who used to love soft mattresses but grew to appreciate firmness – especially while pregnant. I find that it hugs my body perfectly so I’m less likely to toss and turn. I sink into the mattress ever so slightly that my weight is well supported. My husband would say that the mattress could be a bit firmer, but I would argue he isn’t your average sleeper. He likes REALLY firm mattresses, and although this one isn’t as quite as firm as he prefers, he still sleeps well. So unless you need a super-firm mattress, the Endy should fit the bill.
It’s also important to have a firm mattress if you bedshare with your child. Safe sleep advocates often warn against bedsharing due to an increased SIDS and suffocation risk, but I always support mama’s educated choice. We ended up bedsharing with Finn for about a month because he was refusing to sleep in his crib and I wasn’t comfortable with letting him cry much at his age. Since then we have gently sleep trained him, but this bed worked well for the few weeks of bedsharing that we had.
Overall, how is my quality of sleep? Fantastic.
Honestly, I am sleeping like a rock (especially now that Finn is sleep trained). My body is so comfortable in our bed that I fall asleep quickly and stay asleep until the baby is ready for his night feed. For reference, I mostly sleep on my back, but also my sides. I used to be a tummy sleeper, but neck issues + pregnancy/breastfeeding over the past couple of years has made this a little more uncomfortable.
I would definitely recommend the Endy mattress, in fact I’ve used every opportunity I can to point friends in their direction. Even though mine was gifted, I would have happily spent the money and had the same positive experience/review.
Don’t forget the Endy pillows!
I wasn’t planning on buying Endy’s signature pillow, but I’m glad it was gifted along with the mattress because it’s been a huge help in my quality of sleep.
The Endy pillow is special because you can customize the amount of stuffing to suit your needs – depending if you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper! It’s filled with shredded bamboo charcoal memory foam, and you can remove however much you wish. Surrounded by the plush pillow cover, you have the perfect, customized pillow. I have used feather pillows before and it reminds me a lot of the feeling of a feathered pillow.
I adjusted mine twice, and now it’s just right. I was in the market for a new pillow, but I never know what to buy and I find pillows so hit-and-miss. This one is perfect for me and it’s been a big help in my amazing sleep.
If you’re in the market for a mattress, I highly recommend taking a look at the Endy mattress and considering if it would suit your needs. If for whatever reason it doesn’t work out, you can take advantage of the 100-night trial and return the mattress for it to be donated. It’s a risk-free way of giving something new a try. Just remember – if you’re not familiar with foam mattresses, give your body a few weeks to adjust. Then I bet you’ll be in sleep-heaven just like me!Follow