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Re: About to buy Ultimate Dreams. Firmness level? 14 Apr 2013 01:37 #31

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Hello,

I'm close to making a final decision on this mattress. Does anyone know which firmness level is comparable to the Marriott Mattress by Jamison?

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Re: About to buy Ultimate Dreams. Firmness level? 14 Apr 2013 02:16 #32

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Hi Crybaby,

To have some idea of this you would need to know the details of the Marriot's layering and ILD's and then you may be able to "translate" it into an approximation for a different design using "educated intuition and guesswork". The closer the design of the Marriot to a mattress you are considering (in terms of types of material, layer thickness, layer ILD, mattress design, and cover and quilting), the more accurate a comparison can be.

I would be hesitant to go by the subjective comparisons of others unless they have tested them objectively side by side (rather than in timeframes that are far apart) and have enough experience in testing mattresses to know that their comparisons and what they feel may apply to others as well because other people's perceptions and "subjective memory" of the relative softness or firmness of two mattresses may be very different from your own.

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Re: About to buy Ultimate Dreams. Firmness level? 14 Apr 2013 23:57 #33

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I've been thinking about getting one of them too, and I think I've read elsewhere instead of asking you what ILD you want they ask you on a scale of 1-10 with 6 being slightly more firm and 4 being slightly more soft. I've read a 6 corresponds to about a 28 ILD. At first I was worried about synthetic latex versus natural latex but I've read that even the synthetic latex doesn't have near the same amount of chemicals that memory foam does (I've only had my memory foam mattress 3 years and it sags in the middle and I keep having neck pain that may or may not be from the softness.)

I'd go with more firm, and if you need it softer you can always add a topper. If you go with soft, and then decide you want it more firm you're kind of out of luck.

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Re: About to buy Ultimate Dreams. Firmness level? 15 Apr 2013 14:50 #34

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Hi ualdayan,

I'd go with more firm, and if you need it softer you can always add a topper. If you go with soft, and then decide you want it more firm you're kind of out of luck.


This is good advice and it's always wise to choose a little firmer if you are undecided between two firmness levels.

The neck pain could also be "pointing to" a pillow issue as well if your head and neck aren't in the best alignment in all your sleeping positions. The pillow thread here has more information about the "needs" and preferences connected with pillows.

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