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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 11:12 #61

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Hi Leesee,

Earlier today I spoke with Greg of Arizona Mattress and he was fairly insistent that at my weight and with my low back pain that a twelve inch all latex configuration would give me the best outcome.


While I wasn’t a part of your phone conversation, the mattress chosen for you wasn’t because it was 12” (wasn’t chosen based upon thickness), but because at your weight it is what they felt provided enough material to provide adequate support and contouring, based upon the information you provided them and their extensive experience with their products and your BMI. The advice they provided certainly falls within the general guidelines for people with a higher BMI I provided to you previously.

Stefano at Luma was cautious about recommending all-latex due to the high price. He also thought the Luma with the 1.5 inch latex topper would be a good starting point for me.


Again I wasn’t a part of your conversation with Luma, so unless you mentioned that you were looking for something in a lower price range then I don’t know why price would have been brought up, as the componentry used in an all-latex certainly can work well for someone in a high BMI range. A product using a supportive innerspring unit can also work well. Which would work best for you would be up to your own personal preference and testing. There is no one perfect mattress.

I did manage to test out briefly a few latex mattresses in person today, two of them hybrid models, one of them a Reverie with the Dream Foam cells, and one all-latex, and all of the beds immediately gave relief to my lower back


Unless you are comparing products using the exact same componentry (or relatively close) to what you are comparing online, the comparisons will not be representative. The Reverie mattress is different in construction from anything you are comparing, so I would not use that as a comparison to anything but itself. Depending upon what all-latex configuration you tried out, it could be comparable to something you were considering from Arizona Mattress. But you’d need to know the specifications of all of the layers of foam contained within in order to make that determination.

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 11:17 #62

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Hi Ari,

The reason i asked about the 10" KISS was because most of the mattress review sites(which is where i started out before i met you all here ) recommend 11" or more for heavier sleepers.


As I mentioned previously, do not select a mattress based upon thickness. This tells you nothing except how high the product will be off of the floor. You need to focus upon the componentry on the inside.

SleepEZ said 10 inch thick all latex for anyone under 275 was fine. I would love a 13 inch that i could load up with layers but I am short so I was happy they said I was good with 3 layers and a 10"


That advice sounds reasonable and there’s certainly no reason a 3 layer all-latex mattress couldn’t work out well for you. And if you desired extra comfort a few years into the future, you could always add a latex topper.

I have had 14 inch mattresses with a pillow top fail on me when i was 115 lbs LOL the bed business is crazy.


Regardless of thickness, if the quality of componentry is poor, the product will fail.

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 11:29 #63

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It's been quite a journey, so appreciate your advice along the way, Phoenix. I just ordered an all-latex from Luma and am excited to receive it. I'll let you know how it feels once I've had time on it, but I'm confident that I've chosen well, and it's certainly due to your site and your careful advice and cautionary words on choosing mattresses.

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 18:23 #64

I crossed KISS off the list
Still in the running is luma and sleepez - I do worry about latex allergies though.

My dream bed is a nice dense contouring memory foam mattress with a 2.2lb base foam..why is this so hard to find?

I did want to ask you about the base of the Sedona sleep which is 1.9lb base foam - is that much difference then the norm of 1.8?

Thanks!

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 18:24 #65

I cannot wait to hear all about it too :) congrats on choosing one, I cannot decide on anything lol

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 19:09 #66

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Thank you, Ari! I promise to report back -- and keep us posted on your progress with choosing.

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 20:28 #67

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Hi Leesee,

Congratulations on your new Luma mattress purchase! :cheer: You certainly did choose something using high quality materials, and I'll be interested in learning about how things are going for you once you've had a chance to sleep upon it for a while.

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 29 May 2017 20:38 #68

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Hi Ari,

I do worry about latex allergies though.


Most of the hundreds of pages of information online about latex allergies (and most of the concern as well) is with medical equipment ... and particularly latex gloves ... and there is not a great deal of information (or concern) with latex foam, at least for people who don't have a type I latex sensitivity (in which case all natural latex should be avoided). It's rather remarkable to me that in all the online and anecdotal information available, there are almost no reports of latex allergies regarding mattresses. There is quite a bit of detailed information about this in the latex allergy thread .

I did want to ask you about the base of the Sedona sleep which is 1.9lb base foam - is that much difference then the norm of 1.8?


It's slightly higher in density and a 31 ILD - a good quality polyfoam base core.

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 30 May 2017 04:01 #69

I know 2 people with latex allergies, one is a cousin. I had a one in million brain tumor! Nothing shocks me now.

Thanks Phoenix!

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Simplified Choice Mattresses aka Disruptors, Bed In A Box, One Choice Fits All, Universal Comfort, Millennial Mattresses 30 May 2017 11:23 #70

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Hi Ari,

I'm sorry to hear about your brain tumor. If you feel that you may have a sensitivity to latex, I would strongly recommend a visit with your primary care physician to schedule a screening and testing with an allergist, just to be sure.

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