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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 08:39 #11

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I'll be trying 2"

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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 10:02 #12

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Hi LookingNow,

That's probably where I would start as well :)

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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 10:08 #13

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I removed what I had written here and will update below

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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 10:28 #14

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Hi LookingNow,

Kirk from Gardner Mattress is coming out here to loosen up the ties on my mattress.
Now that's what I call service!
It'll probably help, since he says walking on it won't make it much softer.
(their mattresses clearly are no sagging matter!)


Wow ... I call that service as well.

A tufted mattress is already precompressed so I would also think that walking on it wouldn't make much difference.

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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 11:43 #15

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Hi Mark in Texas,

Early this morn I remembered this thread and having never tried laying on my stomach flat and quasi belly flat (one arm and leg out) I tried it out on our brand new all latex mattress. The 3" top layer of 19ILD provided excellent support (as well as comfort)....it was dead flat yet soft. Must emphasize this, no spinal bow....dead flat. I'm 210, bit of a beer belly and a side and back sleeper.


There would be a lot of stomach sleepers waking up with sore backs if they were sleeping on 3" of 19 ILD latex as their comfort layer over the course of the night :)

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I'm here to tell you there was absolutely NO bowing. Perhaps it's because of the 28 and 36 below it....I don't know. I thought 28 was going to be pretty soft for a medium ILD, it's not, it's pretty darn firm and supportive. Even sitting on the bed provides much more support than I thought was going to happen. It's like my big butt pushes thru the 19 and then something says, "hold your horses cowboy, this is as far as you go."

I've got quite a few samples of different materials and ILD's, There is a noticeable difference going from even a 14 to a 19. I'd thought the push back would be about the same.

Mark

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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 11:57 #16

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Hi Mark in Texas,

I'm here to tell you there was absolutely NO bowing. Perhaps it's because of the 28 and 36 below it....I don't know. I thought 28 was going to be pretty soft for a medium ILD, it's not, it's pretty darn firm and supportive. Even sitting on the bed provides much more support than I thought was going to happen. It's like my big butt pushes thru the 19 and then something says, "hold your horses cowboy, this is as far as you go."


Alignment issues can be very deceptive because you don't usually feel them until you wake up in the morning after being out of alignment over the course of the night. It can also be very deceiving visually because even if the pelvis sinks in just a little too far with stomach sleepers, it can tilt the pelvis and hyperextend the lumbar which can lead to back issues for stomach sleepers.

Of course each person is different and weight distribution varies widely so some people will sink in more or less evenly than others but for many stomach sleepers ... 3" of soft latex over the ILD's you are mentioning (28 and 36) would be a risky choice.

If course it's a very different matter for back and side sleepers which are both inherently less risky sleeping positions than stomach sleeping.

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Firm Mattress with Latex Topper Hurting Hips 21 Apr 2014 13:23 #17

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Every mattress that hasn't worked for me felt great on the showroom floor.
It usually takes me 2 nights to know for sure

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