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Lifekind makes a variety of organic latex mattresses and were one of the pioneers in the organic mattress and bedding space in the 1990s. They developed latex mattresses that are well received by customers who can afford them. The only complaint is that they are on the firmer side, so if you are a side sleeper or someone who is prone to pressure points, these mattresses may not be for you.
Shifman is a handmade luxury mattress brand that has been around since the last 1800s and has a legacy of elegant design and is found in mattress retailers and at Bloomingdales. Their mattresses are very high priced, usually well over $5,000 to start. Though they are a status symbol for some and boast hand craftsmanship, there are those that find that they provide a bad value for the materials used.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Lifekind in this match up!
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Most sleepers give these mattresses good marks for satisfaction. There are solid scores overall from sleepers, but some with differing experiences. There were some that felt discomfort. Read on to learn if these mattresses will work for you specifically!
Mattress support is very important for keeping things comfortable at night. These mattresses provide a supportive sleeping surface -- above average in the industry. This is important if you are suffering from lack of support currently. Most customers respond that these mattresses provide proper support.
Edge support is how much support there is on the sides of the mattress versus the middle. Reviewers describe these mattresses as having good edge support overall, but some may experience sinking or contouring along the edge of the mattress.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
The bowling ball test is great for those that want to understand if a mattress is going to be firm or soft. It is also great for those that want to understand if a mattress provides even support. Overall, these mattresses provide good even support initially.
All mattress buyers are looking for a mattress that has comfort that lasts for a decade. Though there are some reasons, like our changing body, that would mean we would want a new bed after 15 years, we would all be happier knowing our mattress could last that long. Reviewers agree that these mattresses do fairly well when it comes to durability. Most customers will find they last over 7 years, but some have reported not loving the overall feel. If you are a heavy person and worried about durability, take a look at some of the customer reviews before puchasing.
If you are considering purchasing, keep reading below for information on feel. Unfortunately, they get poor ratings from some customers. Some were extremely happy with their purchase, but many others were not as excited.
There are mixed feelings from customers about the longevity of support of these mattresses. Though many find these mattresses comfy initially, if you have a heavier body type, do some added dilligence before purchasing.
For those that want quality edge support, you may want to read more reviews as some are unsatisfied with the edge support.
In addition to being well supported, having a long lasting mattress is what shoppers are looking for. We all want to find a mattress that is just as cozy as it was day 1 on day 1001. However, sadly these mattresses are not rated very well by sleepers on longevity and some have experienced issues after only a short time. If you are considering buying for your main mattress, read over the specs and policies to make sure it will work for you.
I switched from a Sleep Number to The Euro mattress and I only wish I had done it sooner. I haven't slept so good in years. I purchased the medium-firm and it is perfect. I am grateful to Lifekind and its excellent customer service. Thank you!View More Reviews
packaging damaged in shipping, so it sat in warehouse for a while. So far mattress seems OK
Purchased a Euro ten years ago. Beautiful mattress and shows no sign of wear or age. It is as wonderful now as when it arrived. Definitely is firm, with excellent support and stability. Those needing plushness may need to buy a mattress topper.
I've never slept better. Great feel.
My husband and I invested in the Lifekind Euro mattress in 2015. After almost 2 years, I am happy to report that this mattress is simply the best of all the conventional or natural mattresses that we have ever experienced. Thanks for being there, Lifekind!
I am sleeping more soundly on my new firm mattress. I love it!
I am so grateful that we got this mattress. I knew it was a risk to get it without seeing it or trying it first, but decided to go for it. We got the firm variety since I tend to prefer sleeping on firmer surfaces. It was way better than I expected it to be and I already had high hopes. It had absolutely no chemical odor, which is to be expected, but I was still very pleased to find this to be the case since most things you buy these days smell like chemicals. It also is ridiculously comfortable. I love it more than any bed I have ever had. Thanks Lifekind for making such a great bed.
So nice to sleep on a clean non-toxic mattress! And it's very comfortable as a bonus. Also love the fact that its environmentally friendly. The rubber trees are harvested sustainably and as I recently read in Mr. Bader's book, the animals who contribute wool are treated humanely. Kindness and compassion for the earth and fellow creatures who inhabit it provide us all with a healthy sustainable environment. Thank you Mr. Bader!
Over the years, I have bought four of these mattresses: two twin XLs, one Queen and one Cal King. Obviously, they are great. We like firm mattresses and everyone who as laid on our beds comments on how great they feel. I sold all but the Queen and these have excellent resale value. I would buy another but Full XL is not available despite being the most logical mattress size possible (a full mattress is the length of a regular twin, Full XL is the length of a Queen, but America is more fat than tall).
I bought this mattress in medium-firm a couple of months ago to upgrade my son from toddler to big bed. Customer service was great, Naomi was very helpful. The mattress feels amazing, so much so that i now fall asleep with my son in his bed. Instead of sneaking out after ten minutes to get my chores done, i sleep for hours until I wake up and wander groggily to my own not-so-comfortable-anymore bed. My son loves his bed and sleeps so well.
This is our 2nd Organic Rubber Latex Mattress. We bought a King for us 10 years ago and love it so much that we just bought another one for our kids. Most comfortable and mattress we've ever slept in, not to mention it's chemical & pesticide free. :-)
Slept on this mattress for over 7 yrs and still loving it! We bought the firm option because I had bad back problems form our old mattress. This one has amazing support although sometimes I wish half of it was softer... Overall I'm very pleased with it and would recommend to family.
Switched from a traditional mattress to this incredible organic product, which I got in FIRM, and I have never slept better in my life. I also love that I am supporting an US company. Keep doing what you are doing! As a loyal customer and huge fan for 15 years, I am satisfied with not only all the wonderful items I have purchased and enjoyed over the years, but am especially impressed with your outstanding customer service. Thank you, Lifekind! And thank you, Naomi! G.G.
It's been three years since I purchased my Lifekind bed and I still couldn't be happier with it! I absolutely love the rest and comfort it provides as well as the organic/cruelty free philosophy behind its creation. Truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. Thank you for such a high quality product. I've chosen to purchase another pillow from you and am confident I will be just as satisfied.
We purchased one of these in 2013 because I was pregnant at the time and sleeping with my 6'2" tall husband on my old queen sized mattress (15 plus years old) was not cutting it. After talking with Sylvia (who has since helped us with other purchases, including two Shastas for our toddler/guest room as well as an additional Euro for my parents -- they tried ours and were converted!) we purchased the firm option and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our kingsized bed! It was fabulous to have during the ups and downs of pregnancy, and now that I'm no longer pregnant, we STILL love our bed. My husband no longer sleeps with his feet hanging over the edge and we don't sink into a pit in the center of the mattress like we did on our old one. It's so nice to wake up feeling relaxed, refreshed and healthy instead of stuffy, sore and tired.
Extreme satisfaction... to the point that I tell my bed how much I love it when I awaken in the morning. It's the most refreshing sleep I've ever experienced. Had I known there was a difference, I'd have made this investment long ago. I have recommended you repeatedly, handing out your catalogues to others interested in Lifekind products. Excellent quality and customer service. The products are in a class of their own. I researched most of the other organic mattress manufacturers, and there really was no comparison once I looked at all of the factors.
We purchased our mattress and wood slat foundation, together with our furniture, several years ago. Our bed is the BEST we've ever had and provides an amazing night's sleep. We wake up every day refreshed and alert. This has never been the case with beds we've owned in the past. The fact that our mattress and foundation was made at the only organic mattress eco-factory in North America is also extremely important to us. Finally, the assistance we received from our product specialist was invaluable. It is difficult to make such an important purchase without actually seeing the product, but the process was seamless thanks to our product specialist. I enjoy all our Lifekind products, including the dish towels, bath towels and washcloths. They are so soft and last forever. I've had friends comment on how pretty they are. Thanks, Lifekind. I'm definitely a lifelong customer!
LOVE the mattresses (two so far). They have really eased my back woes. I love that I am not breathing in toxic fumes as I sleep. I chose you because of your sincere commitment to quality from beginning to end of the entire manufacturing and delivery process.
Hands down, the most comfortable mattresses on the planet. The people at Lifekind went way above the call of duty helping me decide which mattress to purchase. They are professional, helpful, and patient.
I've had my mattress for a week now. It arrived earlier than I expected (Thanks!) It's been so nice not waking up inside a deflated air bed feeling like a human taco. Instead of having to pump it up before bedtime and during the night, I just sleep until morning now. What a concept. When I first realized that only an idiot sleeps this way, I went to my local natural bed store. The first time I went in there, they tried to sell me pillows and blankets and were really scattered in explaining my options for beds. I left my head spinning. I decided to give them one more chance, so a few days later I went back and the service was even worse. After researching different companies from a Google search, Lifekindï£¨ stood out. I'm very confident now that I'm actually sleeping on the mattress that I made the best choice. Thank you for being so kind and quick when I started emailing you questions during my research phase. Every single part of the process was smooth. And your personal thank you note was a classy touch and made me laugh. I'm not taking a good night's sleep for granted anymore. I'm the King of Dreamland!
We scoured the internet to find the perfect organic mattress and have looked into so many different companies. It was a tough decision to buy an expensive mattress without seeing it first and we are SO GLAD we decided on this one! Lifekind is an amazing company and the customer service is phenomenal. We have been sleeping so well and LOVE our new mattress.
We own three of these for our children. We bought our first one about 4 years ago and have been very happy with all of them. They are super comfortable to sleep on when we sleep with our children and I love the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are sleeping on mattresses free from from toxic chemicals! Well worth the price.
We have had our Euro now for about 6 months. We ordered a box spring and a bed frame as well. We are absolutely in love with this bed. I have never slept so well! We are organic in everything else, and finally took the plunge to an organic bed and couldn't be happier. The sales rep was very helpful choosing our bed and everything arrived well packed and clean.
This is the best bed I have ever owned. A few days ago I was faced with the option of spending the night in a hotel or driving for an hour and a half (with traffic it was about 2 hours), I drove home, knowing I would sleep well in my Lifekind bed : )
I opened the box with the Lifekind King Wool Pillowtop and it smelled like manure. I thought maybe it was the packaging and put it on my new organic King mattress that did not have any smell. The manure smell got worse and my eyes and throat burned. My husband also had an adverse reaction as did our three year old who said "yuck" when she sat on the bed. I hung the pillowtop outside in the sun in the hopes the smell would go away and again we had the same adverse reactions. We've had to sleep in our guest room since JUNE. Lifekind took the pillowtop back and upon inspection deemed that it had skipped a sanitization process. Our bedroom still smells like manure and even after having all of my bedding professionally laundered the smell still lingers. Lifekind asked me what I would like to do and when I asked them to remediate the damage caused by the defective pillowtop they said no to my request. They didn't offer anything to help mitigate a problem Lifekind caused. I now have to buy a new mattress, duvet and pillows and they aren't taking any responsibility. Absolutely do not buy anything from this company. It's appalling how I have been treated.
I bought my first Shifman Mattress in Bloomdales in 2001. It lasted me over ten years and was only tossed out due to the impossibility of getting such a heavy, well-made mattress down my third floor tenement stairs. I switched brands to my regret and have never gotten the good night's sleep I had with my Shifman. I can't even turn the mattress over because it is a one-sided mattress, something I was unaware of. When this one bites the dust, I'm returning to Shifman. It is a costly product and worth every cent.View More Reviews
I am extremely disappointed with the performance of our Shifman mattress but even more disappointed with their customer service. We purchased a king pillow top mattress 20 months ago. Within a few months, large depressions began to form on each side of the bed. I called the store and was told to turn it more frequently than the once per month recommended by the manufacturer. I followed instructions and the depressions worsened. It felt as if we were sleeping in a trough with hills on either side! I contacted Shifman and received no response. I then contacted the store where we purchased the bed. They sent out a representative as well as the Shifman rep. The Shifman rep told us this was normal and we should turn the bed 90 degrees and sleep on the short axis for a month or so until the middle of the bed compresses. He never touched the bed or took any measurements to judge the depth of the depressions. Bottom line.....they will do nothing to correct the situation. Shifman has a 10 year non-prorated warranty but, clearly, they don't stand by their product. My only hope, at this point, is that the furniture store has a higher ethical standard and will make this right. Lesson learned- price is not a predictor of quality.
$4,500 for a queen size mattress and foundation and a back ache every morning! When I called their customer service, the response was (1) it was my fault because the mattress had not gotten used to me yet (after five months?) and (2) what do you want us to do about it? Then, she hung up. A second call was even worse. Someone who said she was Eileen screamed when I protested about the first call and said 'I can put you on hold' before hanging up. The crudest, rudest people I have ever encountered in business. Needless to say, their creation is out of my house, and none will ever return.
A good nights sleep is of utmost importance! I've bought Shifman mattresses in the past and although they are bit pricey, they are top quality, comfortable and well worth the cost...you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend Shifman Mattresses!!!!
We have been had 5 different beds in 16 years. This is the first bed that is so comfortable and supportive that we are getting the best sleep we ever had.
I'm awake bc a "fell in a slope" in my 4 month mattress. Stickley stands by there low quality product. Maybe Shifman Mattresses does too....
Wow Shifman Mattresses Your refusal to uphold the warranty of your product is quite disappointing. For a product that is so expensive and allegedly so high quality I would expect more from the manufacturer!
Had my first night's sleep on my new Shifman.. It was incredible! Thanks to the amazing artisans!
I was tired of low quality mattresses and wanted a mattress that could be turned. Research led me to Shifman. The problem is it is too heavy to turnover. Even when my son helps me it is too heavy. Whats the point of having a two sided mattress if its not realistic to turn it. Big grooves develope even when you rotate it. I gave 3 stars because its made relatively well but for the money spent I'll just get a regular new mattress every 5 years.
went thru 3 of their mattresses all of which bellied within months and had to be replaced. Now on a fourth non pillowtop which may be doing the same thing. had previously owned shifman for years with outstanding performance but they seem to have changed their design to allow the mattress to bend for mechanical beds. we’ll see haw the “tradition” model holds up.