One of my closest friends has sworn by a Shifman mattress for years, urging me to trust his advice and try one for myself once my current mattress had worn out. To be honest, I had no idea that my mattress wasn’t all that comfortable. I rarely woke up with back or neck pain, and fall asleep relatively quickly every night. But my mattress’s time to retire had come, and since I didn’t really have my heart set on any other mattress, I decided to take my friend’s advice and invest in a Shifman mattress. I owe my friend dinner to say the least. I now realize how much a mattress matters!
Having worked in the furniture business for so long, I know that not all brands are created equal. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for, though there are a few standout brands that craft high-quality furniture for smaller prices as well. I had never purchased what I would consider a cheap mattress; I wasn’t naïve enough to think price didn’t reflect quality at all. But I usually just chose a name brand I had heard of, laid down on a few model beds in the store, picked the one I liked best and continued to lay down on it every night for 10-15 years. The man that shopped for mattresses that way is gone forever! In the event that I ever do need another mattress, it will definitely be a Shifman mattress.
My Shifman mattress is a truly two-sided mattress, which means I don’t lose an ounce of comfort when I flip it. It is also crafted of such a soft, silky material that it’s almost a shame to cover it with sheets! It is the heaviest mattress I have ever owned, due in large part to the pounds upon pounds of natural cotton that fill it. Cotton makes a superior material for mattresses for many reasons, including keeping you cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. The mattress and boxspring were hand crafted by skilled craftsmen in Shifman’s Newark NJ facility, as they have been since their beginning in 1893. In fact, according to the Shifman mattresses website, one mattress set can take up to 12 ½ hours to complete. I appreciate the time that went into creating my mattress, with numerous craftsmen working together to create a product they can be proud of.
I hope you’ll take a look around the Shifman mattresses site and see if Shifman seems a good fit for you as well. I know many people have a tricky time finding a mattress that works well for them, and given my satisfaction I felt it was my duty to share my experience. Shifman mattresses are available at select retailers, with ultra-luxurious collections available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s.