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Help with choosing a latex mattress layering combination 22 Apr 2015 12:10 #1

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I have been searching around at the various mattress and info when i noticed my current bed was sagging. Its gotten extremely unconformable and when laying with my partner we just kind of sink into each other now. when my current bed (memory foam) was new it was great. As i got heavier and the bed got old this feeling has gone away.

After reading all i could from here and sleep like the dead i was hoping to get a latex mattress. and after finding the sleep ez latex 13000 was not far out of my range i was excited.

When i got to the layering config though i was lost. About all i know is i was going for a 12 inch or more bed due to me being over weight. (6'1 340~). I was hoping for a medium firmness since i usually sleep on my back as well as my side from time to time. much as i wish i could just lose it right away I've been looking at beds with that in mind.

any help or guideance toward finding what setup would be best would be greatly appreciated

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Help with choosing a latex mattress layering combination 22 Apr 2015 12:26 #2

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Hello- I will leave your question to Phoenix but you may want to consider creating a new topic/thread so your questions are not overlooked. Among other things, Phoenix would likely suggest you reach out to Sleep EZ directly for advice. Given your height/weight you'll require firm support underneath the top layer of the mattress, but I'll leave any further advice to the experts.

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Help with choosing a latex mattress layering combination 22 Apr 2015 12:30 #3

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Hello- I will leave your question to Phoenix but you may want to consider creating a new topic/thread so your questions are not overlooked. Among other things, Phoenix would likely suggest you reach out to Sleep EZ directly for advice. Given your height/weight you'll require firm support underneath the top layer of the mattress, but I'll leave any further advice to the experts.


thanks for the advise, I just didnt want to spam up the forum with advise threads since this was exactly what i was curious about (latex layers )

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Help with choosing a latex mattress layering combination 22 Apr 2015 12:59 #4

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Hi Salvl,

I switched your post to a new topic of its own so that your questions don't get mixed in with another member's topic with different questions and your questions are easier for me to keep track of.

When i got to the layering config though i was lost. About all i know is i was going for a 12 inch or more bed due to me being over weight. (6'1 340~). I was hoping for a medium firmness since i usually sleep on my back as well as my side from time to time. much as i wish i could just lose it right away I've been looking at beds with that in mind.

any help or guideance toward finding what setup would be best would be greatly appreciated


There is more about the different ways to choose the most suitable mattress (locally and online) that can help you assess and minimize the risks involved in making a choice that isn't as suitable for you as you hoped for with each of them in post #2 here .

There is also more information and guidelines for those that are in higher weight ranges in post #3 here and the posts it links to that will be helpful. The process would be exactly the same as for anyone else except you will generally need firmer mattresses and more durable materials than those that are in lighter weight ranges.

I also agree with Manimal though that when you can't test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed phone conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart (which would certainly include SleepEZ) and who can help "talk you through" the specific options they have available based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about "matching" their specific mattress designs to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences than anyone else.

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Help with choosing a latex mattress layering combination 22 Apr 2015 13:24 #5

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thank you very much Phoenix. I found those posts very helpful while i was reading through them. They at least they lead to me believe a ?/?/firm/xfirm setup would be a good base. Those top 2 layers are what is sending me for a loop.

I suppose this is apart of the online buying risk. but being able to afford a latex bed is awesome! I can defiantly see how answering these types of questions are so hard with all the variables and personal preference.

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Help with choosing a latex mattress layering combination 22 Apr 2015 13:43 #6

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Hi Salvl,

thank you very much Phoenix. I found those posts very helpful while i was reading through them. They at least they lead to me believe a ?/?/firm/xfirm setup would be a good base. Those top 2 layers are what is sending me for a loop.


These types of choices are difficult for most people that haven't tested a mattress that is very similar in person that they can use as a reference point because firmness and softness can be very subjective and each person can have very different needs and preferences and perceptions depending on their body type and sleeping positions, their unique preferences, any health conditions or personal circumstances that may affect their choice, and the mattresses that they are used to sleeping on. This is why the knowledge and experience of a good online manufacturer/retailer can be one of the most important parts of a successful purchase.

I suppose this is apart of the online buying risk. but being able to afford a latex bed is awesome! I can defiantly see how answering these types of questions are so hard with all the variables and personal preference.


One of the benefits of a component latex mattress with a zip cover such as this is that your first choice doesn't need to be your "final choice" because you can rearrange layers and also exchange a layer at a minimal cost and as a last resort if nothing else works you can even return the mattress at a very minimal cost as well. While their suggestions are usually well inside the range that would be suitable for "most" people ... with good exchange and return policies the risk of an online choice is much less if you are one of the exceptions. I would factor in a layer exchange as part of a reasonable "expectation" in terms of cost and value and then if you are one of the majority that doesn't need to exchange a layer at all you can treat it as a "bonus".

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