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How many inches of natural latex do i need? 23 Apr 2013 17:35 #1

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I am about 230 lbs. my wife is normal weight for 5 foot 6. Based on most of what I have read, it seems that with the proper configuration of firmness layers, there is no extra benefit to getting more than a 10 inch mattress in terms of support or comfort. However, as one would suspect of someone trying to sell a more expensive product, a couple of sellers have suggested going with 13. Any thoughts?

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How many inches of natural latex do i need? 23 Apr 2013 18:07 #2

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Hi Pspa123,

There is no "right" answer for this because it depends on your circumstances, criteria, and preferences and also depends on whether you sleep alone or with someone else that was fairly different from you in body type or sleeping style (as in your case) where a thicker mattress can be designed to be more adaptable to the different needs and preferences of different people. While I don't think you are in the weight range that "needs" more than 9" of latex or so (assuming the design is "right" for you) ... you may well prefer it in your circumstances. You can read more about some of the potential benefits of thicker mattresses in post #14 here . You can also read a little more about different ways that can accommodate two people who may be quite different in their needs and preferences in the first part of post #2 here .

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