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European Sleep Works Mattresses Reviews

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European Sleep Works Mattresses

European Sleep Works (ESW) in Berkeley, California, is a leading seller of bedding designed according to European concepts and using European components. They are especially known for the Oxygen Pillow, made in their Lavin Industries plant in Richmond, CA, and their Natural Mattresses, made by affiliate Berkeley Ergonomics in Ontario, CA. "The idea began over 30 years ago, with the opening of a small mattress shop in the Bay Area. A few years later Berkeley Ergonomics was born through the co-operation of Colin Hunter and Mike Lavin experienced professionals who now each have 35 years experience in the design and sales of innovative sleep systems. Together they developed the fundamental concepts of natural mattresses, free from harmful chemicals, which continues today." These products are sold in the European Sleep Works store and several other retailers under the brand name Berkeley Ergonomics.

There are five lines of mattresses: Alpine ES, Alpine, Nordic III, 8" All-Latex and Children's. All but the Children's come with four firmness options. The covers on all of these are quilted organic cotton and Merino wool. And the optimum foundation for these is the flexible slat base, a distinctly European design. Each adult mattress can be made plusher with the addition of the optional pillow-top. All of the componenets are eco-certified through Oeko-Tex.

The Alpine ES, also called "Baltic ES," is a softer version of the Alpine. Like the Alpine, the top layer is 2 inches of naturally produced Talalay latex, known for its soft resilience. Below this layer is the spring unit of 800 Swedish hyper-compressed coils, which ESW says, "optimizes contour while creating a decidedly buoyant character."

The Alpine is European Sleep Works "original European-Style mattress," which has been in production for more than 20 years. Where it differs from the Alpine ES is the spring support core. The Alpine uses German-made bi-level coils. The 1,100+ bi-level coils are pocketed and have alternating heights, which are reputed to be more conformable to the shape of the sleeper's body.

The Nordic III is described by European Sleep Works as "the perfect combination of luxury and support." In this line, both German and the Swedish coils are used, the German micro-coils atop the Swedish. The 945 Swedish are said to be "bouyant" and the 1,500 micro-coils "stabilizing."

The 8" All-Latex mattresses are a break from the innerspring models. Beneath the cotton-wool cover are two latex layers: 2" of soft Talalay latex and 6" of the firmer, more supportive, Dunlop latex. European Sleep Works describes this as, "suprisingly plush." They tout the long-wear of the mattress and the absence of motion transfer. Like the other adult-sized ESW mattresses, the customer has a choice from four firmness levels.

There are two Children's models: "Children's Basic" and "K2." The Basic is for younger children (under 10 years of age), and the K2 for the older children and teens. Both are twin sized. The 7.5" high Basic is very basic: the German pocketed coil unit with the quilted cover of organic cotton and Merino. The K2 adds an inch of natural Talalay latex to better support and cushion larger children. Although ESW's description speaks of these mattresses being appropriate for children above or below a certain age, this writer feels it would be better to rate them by weight and height. Parents need to take this into consideration when considering mattresses for their children, especially if they are large for their age.

  • Mattress and Bed Set Model Name

    European Sleep Works Mattresses

  • Price Category


  • Listed Manufacturer

    European Sleep Works

  • Location

    2966 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703, (510) 841-5340, (866) 941-5340

  • Bed Classification

    Innerspring, Latex, or Innerspring-Latex hybrid

  • Level of Firmness


  • Inner Bed Composition

    Swedish and-or German pocketed coils, Talalay latex, One model also has Dunlop latex

  • Mattress Edge Support

  • Mattress Cover Composition

    Quilted organic cotton fabric and Merino wool

  • Total Mattress Height

    7.5 to 14 inches

  • Bed Foundation

    Flexible Slat Base

  • Special Features

    All eco-certified components

  • Sleep Trial

  • Bed Warranty


  • Manufactured In

    USA from imported materials

  • Restrictions

  • Website


Richard F from Oakland, California says:

Posted on Jul 03, 2013 Purchased on Jan, 2012
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Location: Oakland, California

Date Joined: Jul 05, 2013

Last Active: Jul 05, 2013

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Never slept better

Mattress Rating: 5 starsMattress Comfort: up


Mattress Durability: up


Mattress Support: up


Mattress Features and Benefits as Advertised: up


Quality: up


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