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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 05 Mar 2015 13:37 #51

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Hi FAUguy,

The other frame I was looking at (which I'd have to order online since Mattress Firm doesn't sell it) is the Knickerbocker Monster, which is 80" in length, but has a 7th support in the center.
www.pcrichard.com/Knickerbocker/Knickerb...d-Frame/KB2007G.pcrp

When my friend comes over today or tomorrow to help me assemble the latex mattress, I'll point it out to him and see what he thinks.
As of now, if I sit on the bottom end of the foundation, the top tips up.


This is less likely to be an issue when the mattress is on top of your foundation and frame but the knickerbocker foundation is certainly a very strong bedframe that is longer and has a support leg closer to the end of the mattress which would reduce the chance ot tipping when you sit on the end. Post #10 here also has more information about choosing a steel bedframe and some of them would also be similar as well with a support leg closer to the end of the mattress.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 05 Mar 2015 15:10 #52

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Hi FAUguy,

The other frame I was looking at (which I'd have to order online since Mattress Firm doesn't sell it) is the Knickerbocker Monster, which is 80" in length, but has a 7th support in the center.
www.pcrichard.com/Knickerbocker/Knickerb...d-Frame/KB2007G.pcrp

When my friend comes over today or tomorrow to help me assemble the latex mattress, I'll point it out to him and see what he thinks.
As of now, if I sit on the bottom end of the foundation, the top tips up.


This is less likely to be an issue when the mattress is on top of your foundation and frame but the knickerbocker foundation is certainly a very strong bedframe that is longer and has a support leg closer to the end of the mattress which would reduce the chance ot tipping when you sit on the end. Post #10 here also has more information about choosing a steel bedframe and some of them would also be similar as well with a support leg closer to the end of the mattress.

Phoenix

Ok.
My friend showed up a little but ago and we were able to assemble the latex mattress on top of the foundation.
It took about 30 min, including getting all the packing staples out of the boxes.
I have one side as S/M/F and the other side as S/M/M. With the latex on there, it does not tip.
Trying both sides for 10 min, the SMM feels a bit better to me, but I'll be trying both sides out over the next few weeks.
Either way, it's still more comfortable than the Tempur Rhapsody that was returned.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 05 Mar 2015 15:15 #53

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Hi FAUguy,

With the latex on there, it does not tip.

Either way, it's still more comfortable than the Tempur Rhapsody that was returned.


That sounds promising ... and so far so good :)

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 06 Mar 2015 10:23 #54

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Hi FAUguy,

With the latex on there, it does not tip.

Either way, it's still more comfortable than the Tempur Rhapsody that was returned.


That sounds promising ... and so far so good :)

Phoenix

I tried to sleep on it last night, and again today some, and just can't get comfortable on it...
When laying on my back, I feel like I'm laying "on top" of the mattress, there's no "comfort cushion".
When on my side, my hip and legs push the farthest into the mattress, but I can feel the latex pushing back, and after about 5 mins my hip and legs are hurting.
This is on the SMM side.

So at this point I'm not sure what to do. Do a comfort exchange and try a SSM, get a memory foam topper, or send it back and go with a " traditional " spring mattress (like an Aireloom).
This is really frustrating, but I'm not liking this "pressure" the latex is pushing back on me, almost feels like an air-mattress.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 06 Mar 2015 12:31 #55

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Hi FAUguy,

So at this point I'm not sure what to do.


All new mattresses will go through an initial break in period and you will also need some time to adjust to a new sleeping surface as well so the "best" suggestion in the first few weeks would be to "do nothing" with the mattress and then assess how you are sleeping on a new mattress after that and decide on whether you need to rearrange or exchange any layers. There are also some suggestions in post #2 here that may also be helpful as well.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 06 Mar 2015 16:28 #56

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Hi FAUguy,

So at this point I'm not sure what to do.


All new mattresses will go through an initial break in period and you will also need some time to adjust to a new sleeping surface as well so the "best" suggestion in the first few weeks would be to "do nothing" with the mattress and then assess how you are sleeping on a new mattress after that and decide on whether you need to rearrange or exchange any layers. There are also some suggestions in post #2 here that may also be helpful as well.

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I thought latex didn't really "break in" like foam does?
I'm thinking that next week I may call them and do a layer exchange, so I can go from SMM to SSM or SSS by having them send two soft layers out.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 06 Mar 2015 16:41 #57

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Hi FAUguy,

I thought latex didn't really "break in" like foam does?


All new mattresses will go through an initial break in period where the materials lose any of their "false firmness", the cover stretches and loses some of its initial stiffness, and any fibers compress to some degree as well although latex will break in less than other materials. You will also go through an adjustment period with any new sleeping surface as well so in a few weeks your mattress will feel different to you to some degree (for both reasons) than it does when it's new.

I would wait a minimum of two weeks before considering any changes (other than the non mattress suggestions that I linked to) and a little longer (in the range of 30 days) would be much better yet.

When the time comes to make some changes I would make smaller and more incremental changes rather than a more random approach (and I would make sure that you discuss each new combination and your results on each one with SleepEZ) so you don't "jump over" the layering that is the most suitable combination and I would avoid SSS completely. If you have a split top layer you can also test two soft layers on top with the layers you already have on one side of your mattress so you can confirm that it will work well for you before doing a layer exchange because their layer exchange policy only allows for exchanging a single layer (or two split layers) so if you do an exchange I would make sure you are confident that you are making the best choice.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 07 Mar 2015 19:58 #58

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A friend of mine said that last year he tried one called Magniflex (made in Italy) and another called Essential and liked them both.
They both have dealers just north of me. Have you tried either one?
www.myessentia.com/locations/boca-raton/

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 07 Mar 2015 21:08 #59

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Hi FAUguy,

A friend of mine said that last year he tried one called Magniflex (made in Italy) and another called Essential and liked them both.
They both have dealers just north of me. Have you tried either one?
www.myessentia.com/locations/boca-raton/


You can read some of my thoughts about Essentia and some of the misleading claims they make and some forum discussions with them in this thread and this thread and posts #3 and #4 here ). Needless to say I would be very cautious here.

You can read a little more about Magniflex in post #6 here and post #2 here and post #3 here and a forum search on Magniflex (you can just click the link) will bring up more information and feedback about them as well. I would make sure that you confirm the quality/density of all the layers (see this article ) in the specific model you are considering so you can confirm that there are no lower quality materials or weak links in the model you are looking at.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 09 Mar 2015 21:54 #60

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Hi FAUguy,

A friend of mine said that last year he tried one called Magniflex (made in Italy) and another called Essential and liked them both.
They both have dealers just north of me. Have you tried either one?
www.myessentia.com/locations/boca-raton/


You can read some of my thoughts about Essentia and some of the misleading claims they make and some forum discussions with them in this thread and this thread and posts #3 and #4 here ). Needless to say I would be very cautious here.

You can read a little more about Magniflex in post #6 here and post #2 here and post #3 here and a forum search on Magniflex (you can just click the link) will bring up more information and feedback about them as well. I would make sure that you confirm the quality/density of all the layers (see this article ) in the specific model you are considering so you can confirm that there are no lower quality materials or weak links in the model you are looking at.

Phoenix

I called the two dealers in my area that sells the Magniflex line, each one only has 1 model (out of a dozen) on display, but all sales are final...so that rules that out.
Since I was out this evening, I stopped back at the newer City Mattress in Boynton Beach and tried out the S&F Hybrid MacClesfield and the Aireloom Meribel. To me, even though both of those have only been on display there a week since the new store opened (and probably haven't had many people on them) they both felt more comfortable than what I'm getting thus far with the SleepEZ latex.
I went back abs forth between the two. The thing I like about the S&F is that it is a true Hybrid with 8" coils and two 3" memory foam on top, making it soft but supportive, without the latex "push back" that I'm not liking. The Aireloom feels more like a traditional coil mattress with the euro top foam layers on top.
Both felt good while I was on my back, but then when I got on my side, the SF felt a bit softer, and the Aireloom felt a tad bit more firmer/supportive. But if I decide to return the SleepEZ and go with one of those, I'd still want to go back to the store when I have more time to try them out before making a decision.

www.citymattress.com/aireloom-meribel-cal-king-plush-mattress-set.html

www.citymattress.com/stearns-foster-macclesfield-cal-king-hybrid-plush-mattress-set.html

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