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Re: Question for Phoenix 07 Aug 2012 12:23 #11

So I'm thinking about going with the 3.5 from ultimate dreams. I'm also thinking about adding the following mattress pad.

www.amazon.com/Fitted-Luxuriuos-Alternative-Mattress-Cotton/dp/B004083PJQ/ref=sr_1_5?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1344352807&sr=1-5&keywords=mattress+pad

Does the 3.5 bed have enough give in the latex area? I want something fairly firm (I'm a back sleeper), but I still want it to be soft and mold to my body.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 07 Aug 2012 15:22 #12

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Chuck from Brooklyn Bedding told me a level 3 would be like sleeping on a soft carpet. I would say the 3.5 isn't very far from that. Maybe that helps.

I also wanted to add that the customer service was outstanding. I can definitely recommend buying from them!

After telling them the mattress was a bit too firm for us now, they helped us get the right topper to get it back to a level 4. The topper we got is basically the pillow-top that was on the 4 but missing on the 3.5. The mattress feels great now! Well, at least for my wife, I wouldn't have minded a softer mattress to begin with ;-)

Our next mattress will be from Dreamfoam bedding again.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 07 Aug 2012 15:58 #13

Thanks. A soft carpet will be way to firm for me.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 07 Aug 2012 21:32 #14

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Hi drog,

I'll echo what pfluger mentioned about their knowledge and the service that they provide. The manufacturer themselves are usually in a much better position to make firmness recommendations because they not only know every detail of their mattress and how all the layers interact with different people (besides just the foam layers) but also have experience with a large customer base and many of them would likely have similar needs and preferences to you.

The mattress pad you linked to is mainly meant to add some surface softness to your mattress. While it would provide some protection for your mattress against moisture and body oils ... it wouldn't be as water resistant or waterproof as other alternatives (such as wool or the thin waterproof/breathable types) and it wouldn't be as breathable as natural fibers. It would also affect the feel of the foam below it more than a thinner protector. Whether it was a good choice for you or not would depend on whether you wanted the extra "cush" on top of your mattress (and remember that the Ultimate Dreams already has a layer of soft quilting foam on top) and the tradeoffs you wanted to make between extra softness and breathability and ventilation, waterproof or water resistant qualities, and the effect of the protector/mattress pad on the mattress itself.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 07 Aug 2012 23:52 #15

Thanks. I ended up going with the 28 ILD latex layer (level 6?) and the .5 option (or something similar to it). He said he hadn't done it before but thinks the end result should be similar to what a level 4.5 would feel like. I believe the level 4 is 32 ILD.

I am a larger guy and he thought the .5 option would have better longevity *for me.* We will see. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

I guess I should wait until I get the mattress before buying the cover. I sleep hot so breathability is important.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 08 Aug 2012 01:33 #16

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Hi drog,

Thanks for the feedback ... and I'm always amazed at the lengths they will go to in this budget range to customize and make an "in between" firmness for their customers.

If you're a larger guy ... then it seems to me that you made a great choice ... but then, like most of the better manufacturers, they are very good at what they do and the recommendations they give.

Congratulations on your new mattress:)

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Re: Question for Phoenix 08 Aug 2012 22:17 #17

Who's Chuck and how do I get in contact with him!? I too would like to look into this Ultimate Dreams Mattress. I read some reviews where people bought it on Amazon and was contacted by the owner via email, is that this Chuck you speak of ?!

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Re: Question for Phoenix 08 Aug 2012 22:25 #18

Follow the link. Chuck answers the e-mails sent to customer service from his storefront.

www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-seller/contact-seller.html/ref=aag_d_sh?ie=UTF8&asin=&isCBA=&isPopup=&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&orderID=&sellerID=APCUWEOU23BHI

Chuck is extremely busy right now, though he still answers his e-mails nightly (sometimes very late at night).

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Re: Question for Phoenix 09 Aug 2012 01:17 #19

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Hi Vice,

Yes ... this is the Chuck we are speaking about. Dreamfoam bedding is one of the manufacturing members of this site which means that I know them well and that I believe them are among the best values in the country. It also means that if you let them know you are a member of the forum that you will receive one of their latex pillows with your order.

The reason they contact their customers is so that they can customize the firmness level of the latex comfort layer according to their preference.

A search on Ultimate Dreams (you can click this) will bring up lots more information and feedback about them on the forum.

You can email them as drog suggested or you can also call them at the number they have listed here .

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Re: Question for Phoenix 10 Aug 2012 19:34 #20

Hi drog,

Thanks for the feedback ... and I'm always amazed at the lengths they will go to in this budget range to customize and make an "in between" firmness for their customers.

If you're a larger guy ... then it seems to me that you made a great choice ... but then, like most of the better manufacturers, they are very good at what they do and the recommendations they give.

Congratulations on your new mattress:)

Phoenix


I hope it was a great choice. The more I read about ILD's, the more confused I get. I've got arthritis in my back and was concerned the 3.5 would aggravate it.

Can't wait to try it out. Chuck was on vacation for ten days though and is struggling to catch up so I may have to wait a little longer.

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