Everett Stunz in La Jolla debuts Sharper Images’ Response Sleep System

By Marti Gacioch

Everett Stunz, known for its high-end bed and bath selection, recently debuted the Sharper Image Response Sleep System, which features a revolutionary mattress designed to promote quality sleep and relaxation. Everett Stunz, is the first store in the nation to carry the line.

According to Phil Coller, owner of Everett Stunz, the new mattresses (a collaboration of Sharper Image and Southerland, Inc,) are made of natural latex, gels and springs. They allow the bed to respond to your weight and body movement better than other materials do. The beds are 100 percent U.S.-made.

According to Coller, support, lift and muscle comfort are essential for a quality mattress. “When you lie on a mattress, it’s actually responding to the different weights of your body parts — your hips, legs, head, etc. — it needs to be able to support each of those weight areas in the right position,” Coller said.

“Lift” also plays a vital role, he added.

“People in bed move between 60 to 80 times a night, and if the bed has lift, as you roll around in it, it stays in contact with your body,” Coller said. “If you don’t wake up at night, it means that you’re moving around and your mattress lifts and responds to your body.”

Muscle comfort is also important.

“You must look for muscle comfort in the top three inches of your mattress,” Coller explained. “The mattress needs to be soft enough to allow your muscles to move, so that you get good blood flow within your muscles and you don’t pinch the nerves or impede blood flow, which gives you numbness.”

All five Response Sleep System bed models are now on display at Everett Stunz. Prices range from $1,999 to $3,500 for the flat beds. Adjustable beds featuring the Lifestyle base (at an additional $1,800) can lift both head and feet, and can provide a massage and ripples.

The beds (available in twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes) carry a 25-year warranty.

“If you don’t like it after 100 days, you can return it,” Coller said.

Everett Stunz, a Girard Avenue landmark for nearly 50 years, showcases top-of-the-line bed linens and bath towels from Europe and the United States, as well as down comforters and pillows. Bedding lines include Yves De Lorme, Christian Fischbacher, and Sferra. Abyss cotton towels from Portugal are a top seller.

Phil and Vicky Coller have owned Everett Stunz for seven years.

Everett Stunz,

7616 Girard Ave., La Jolla

• Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

• (858) 459-3305