Do You Wake Up Feeling Twisted and Does Your Back Feel Like This?

Do You Wake Up Feeling Twisted and Does Your Back Feel Like This?

Many think that they have a bad back just because they feel a lot of pain when the get up in the morning. I am not a doctor and I would be the first to tell you that you should see one if you have back pain. Back pain can be caused by many things including the mattress you sleep on. Indeed some can vouch that "mattresses are in cahoots with doctors and pain killers." If you have had your bed for a long time and you are just now getting back pains it could be that either your body has changed, or your bed has changed.

Over time beds made of cotton pillow tops or polyurethane foams will breakdown and sag. This breaking down can cause your back to hurt. One other thing that happens is people change as they age and need to change the firmness of their mattress. If you have been sleeping comfortably for years on a soft mattress and now having pain you may need to evaluate your situation. Have you gained or lost any weight? Do you see a dip in your mattress? Have you checked the mattress foundation: is it a box spring, solid wooden platform, slatted, made of steel bars? Is anything broken or sagging and not looking sound? Have you changed your sleeping habits such as going from a back sleeper to a side sleeper or rock-climbing stomach sleeper? Did you change your pillows? All of these things make a difference in your overall sleep and how you feel when you wake up.

Good news: you might not need a new bed or mattress! Latex toppers and pillows can make the difference that you need to sleep and feel good again. If you need to firm up or soften your bed, a latex topper could do wonders. If you have a significantly sagging bed, you might want to try to put something such as a soft towel to "fill" the dip before placing a topper on the mattress. I know people who have done this and loved their bed again. Remember if your mattress is still in good shape, you could improve its comfort level and also make your bed last longer by employing the right latex topper that perfectly suits you. Most of the really high end mattress use latex foam as their top layer of material for comfort. You can do the same thing yourself and save thousands of dollars. Don’t overlook your pillows, they, too, can make a big difference in how you feel. Most cheap pillows break down surprisingly fast because the are just fiber fill materials. Latex is naturally resilient and will keep the same shape for many years. Sometimes your pain is remedied as easy as changing your pillow.

Why suffer from sleeping on a bad mattress if you do not need to? In this day of age, anything that can spare us from any additional stress and pain is priceless! And why take a chance with materials that you will be sleeping on everyday? All of our latex bedding products are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, which means that you will not need to worry about any hazardous elements sneaking into your bodies while you sleep.

September 08, 2020 by Sleep Like A Bear
New Improved Website, Same Great Company

New Improved Website, Same Great Company

Welcome to our improved website! We never stopped looking for great products and for the best suppliers and manufacturers. In the new website, we have streamlined our products to help you better with finding a sleep solution that would perfectly suit your needs. Among others, we have added 6-inch thick Talalay latex cores that are made by Radium Foam (Netherlands based) and European and Sri Lankan Dunlop latex cores and toppers. We are also including Large Dog bed latex collection, which we will be releasing soon!
July 01, 2018 by Sleep Like A Bear
Comparing All of SLAB'S Talalay Latex

Comparing All of SLAB'S Talalay Latex

We offer an extensive line of bare latex sheets (or layers commonly referred to as mattress cores and toppers), which are the high-end raw components used in building the highest quality mattresses and toppers.

Not all Talalay are the same. Below, we will compare our Talalay latex to help you understand their likes and differences among our brands and models below:

March 24, 2015 by Sleep Like A Bear
Guide to Mattress Sizes

Guide to Mattress Sizes

When choosing the perfect mattress size, it's all got to do with the individual's personal preference since there's really no one size that fits all. Of course one wouldn't choose a Twin size bed for two individuals but should they choose a Queen bed, a Standard King size bed, or a California King bed?  Therefore in choosing the right mattress, one must know what the standard sizes are...
December 15, 2014 by Sleep Like A Bear
Mattress Firmness Selection Guide

Mattress Firmness Selection Guide

I remember back in the days that it wasn't common to hear discussions about a mattress and that I never cared much either where I slept. I would have a sleepover at Grandma's house, my Aunt B's, or at a friend's house and I didn't pay much attention to what they had for me to sleep on. The funny thing is that I don't remember complaining about getting up with any discomfort or soreness...
March 10, 2014 by Sleep Like A Bear
Black is the New Green!

Black is the New Green!

Green is Black

Our black color Universal Bedlegs® Bed Legs System is eco-friendly and is the new shade of green.

Our black bed legs are made from 100% recycled materials and have the same strength and durability as our original products. For the new generation of sleepers, what more can be more relaxing than knowing that your bed has strong, safe, and environmentally sound bed legs...

May 12, 2013 by Sleep Like A Bear



Latex is one of the best choices for mattress toppers. We offer an extensive variety of bare latex toppers (or sheets) in 1-inch, 2-inch, 3-inch, and 6-inch thickness. You may layer two or more toppers of any given thickness and firmness ratings to create a modular mattress topper that is perfectly customized to suit your personal taste and comfort needs:


Our 1-inch thick latex toppers can help if you need to tweak your mattress on the surface. For example, an extra soft 1-inch can soften your mattress surface without significantly reducing its support; a 1-inch of proper firmness can smoothe a tightly tufted mattress and make it more comfortable; a firm 1-inch can effectively firm up a sagging mattress, or it can make a very lightly padded brand new firm mattress for a light-to-average sleeper who is looking for just albeit of give.

For light to average-weight sleepers, 1-inch can mean drastic change. It is important to choose the right firmness rating.

There are endless uses of a 1-inch topper, and its flexibility is unparalleled. For example, as long as its width permits, you may fold a 1-inch lengthwise once or even twice if you would like to instantly experience how you would like two or three inches of it. By lying on it while it is folded, you could get a more concrete idea of whether you would need a thicker topper and what combination of layers you may need to better serve your personal needs. A Single-Bed size 1-inch is great to take along when you travel in order to make your stay away from home more comfortable just like home.


Our 2-inch toppers can drastically change the overall firmness of a mattress for most sleepers. Just an example, most light-to-average-weight sleepers can achieve an adequately enveloping experience by placing a soft 2-inch topper on a relatively firm mattress . A 2-inch topper usually of correct firmness usually fixes an intolerably firm mattress for a light-to-average pear-shaped sleeper without jeopardizing mattress support. With a firm or extra firm 2-inch topper, an extremely saggy mattress can be completely reversed for a heavier individual.

For the majority of sleepers, a 2-inch is the most effective first step to fix an extremely firm mattress. If it does not completely fix the problem, an additional 1-inch or 2-inch topper may be layered with it to complete the feel that you are looking for.


Our 3-inch toppers can generally change a mattress drastically for anyone, lightweight and heavyweight individuals alike. There is generous material in a soft 3-inch to sink in, just an example, and a 3-inch is enough to create a surface feel that is not so much dependent of the underlying surface. There are select sleepers, mostly lightweight back sleepers, who can actually use a 3-inch topper as a mattress by itself providing adequate comfort.

A heavy sleeper on an intolerably firm mattress may require a 3-inch to be comfortable. Average to heavy weight sleepers who want a cloud-nine experience may achieve that experience in a 3-inch soft topper. Generally, lighter weight pear-shaped side sleepers should avoid a very soft 3-inch  topper as it may compromise the needed support for the much heavier hips and cause misaligned spine.

Given that the firmness rating is right, our 3-inch topper can provide a good balance of support and cushioning for anyone.


 Definitely, a 6-inch can easily dominate the overall feel of a mattress. Note that Talalay latex has uniform firmness from top to bottom, and so we recommend against going too soft for what you need because it will lack enough support. A 6-inch is best to use as mattress core, and it is layered with another to finish the needed comfort level. It is common that a softer layer is placed directly over a firmer core and or with an intermediate layer. A firmer 6-inch alone serves as a mattress for a select group of sleepers: those who are lightweight to average built who sleep on their sides and many back sleepers.

A solid 6-inch Dunlop latex is more suited to be used alone compared to a 6-inch Talalay latex. This is because Dunlop latex is progressively "layered" naturally. Its density/fir,mess is inconsistent and gradually increases from its top to bottom, a similar configuration that is employed in mattress building and simply unavoidable when using a Dunlop latex core. We advise that lside sleepers choose softer Dunlop latex cores and try no to get too firm. If the proper firmness is chosen, a ot of times, a comfortable medium surface is achieved using a 6-inch latex core alone, if not an additional thin layer of soft rating is all that would be required to tweak it.


May 01, 2013 by Sleep Like A Bear

Should I Use A Latex Mattress Topper?

You may use a mattress topper for one or all of the following reasons:
  • Enhance. Adding a latex topper to your mattress would make your sleeping surface cooler and smoother-no more lumpy surface.
  • Adjust. Whether your mattress is too soft or too firm, topping it off with a latex topper may significantly improve your quality of sleep and maximize your energy the following day. And because your latex topper is not a permanent part of the mattress, it can be removed or replaced in case your needs change later.
  • Personalize. Couples who cannot benefit from the same comfort level may use a latex topper to change their sides of the bed in order to satisfy their individual comfort needs.
  • Upgrade. Using a latex topper is as close as you would get to sleeping on an all-latex mattress. With the unsurpassed and unparalleled quality of latex, your mattress has just received a complete overhaul for a fraction of the cost of an all-latex mattress. With a latex topper, you would be sleeping directly on a nicer, cooler, cleaner, non-toxic, earth-friendly mattress surface.
  • Expand. If you would attach two Twin XL mattresses to each other to make a King, using a King size topper will not only join the two together but also improve their comfort level.
  • Extend. Whether your mattress is new or old, a latex topper can help extend the useful life of your mattress by covering it from damaging elements and by distributing your weight evenly and indirectly over the underlying mattress.
This latex product is commonly used alone or layered with another or more latex products in order to customize comfort for an individual.
May 01, 2013 by Sleep Like A Bear
No Bed Bugs Allowed!

No Bed Bugs Allowed!

Sleep tight... don't let the Bed Bugs bite!!

Bed bugs seem to be everywhere these days: they are in hotels, motels, dorm rooms, and even movie theaters... and may be on their way to your home...

March 15, 2013 by Sleep Like A Bear
I Don't Need To Know About A Good Night's Rest

I Don't Need To Know About A Good Night's Rest

Have you ever experienced a lack of sleep? If I was to make a dollar on every "Yes" that I get on that question I would be a multi-billionaire. Everyone has experienced not getting enough sleep at one time or another. While some of us suffer from this just once in a while others constantly just can't sleep or can't be comfortable in their sleep. The result is agony in the morning-you're just not ready to start your day. With all the daily challenges everyone faces, whether it be big or small, a good night's rest is almost as important as food and water...
August 11, 2012 by Sleep Like A Bear