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essentia latex memory foam is legit (vs normal memory foam)? 11 Nov 2015 11:33 #1

Hi I was told by essentia in vancouver that they make memory foam out of latex as the top on top of dunlop latex and that its better than pure latex for pressure relief and support and its all natural. then a competitor said otherwise and that pure latex is better. I cant splurge on the best latex bed so id be getting something lower end in latex (still pricey). im just nervous to buy something i cant return or exchange for such a high cost, especially since im not convinced if the buoyant feel of the latex and the feel of slightly too much give is going to be supportive enough for my back (mostly a back sleeper and i do have some back aches sometimes), im hypermobile so im afraid of too much give and the buoyancy of latex makes me wonder if its supportive enough and even throughout( it almost feels like one hip is higher on that bed for me but thats probably my misalignment which i dont feel as easily on springs . it would be nice to have soemthing ok on the shoulder and hip though for the occasional time. what do you think latex vs essentias "latex memory foam on latex" or pocket coil? The other vancouver spots are Majestic, Sleep Shop (foam with latex top by natura i think) and Sleep Country.
. I read someone who has back pains and scolio complained of the savy rest pure latex bed..i dont have scolio but i do want to be in alignment and i do get some aches which i could still feel when shopping around at essentia so i just dont want a bed to make it worse like my old cheap spring one..
thanks a ton!

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essentia latex memory foam is legit (vs normal memory foam)? 11 Nov 2015 14:06 #2

Hi debating,


You can read some comments about Essentia and some of the misleading claims they make and some forum discussions with them (as well as some of the FTC issues they have had about their claims) in this thread and this thread and posts #3 and #4 here ). I certainly wouldn't treat the information on their website as a reliable source of "fact based" information. I would also make some very careful "value" comparisons before considering any Essentia mattress because they tend to be in a much higher budget range than other mattresses that use similar materials as well.

The best place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that you will need to make the best possible choice ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

Once you reach step 3 in the tutorial then the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in the Vancouver, BC area (subject to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets the quality/value guidelines I linked earlier in this reply) are listed in post #2 here .

I read someone who has back pains and scolio complained of the savy rest pure latex bed..i dont have scolio but i do want to be in alignment and i do get some aches which i could still feel when shopping around at essentia so i just dont want a bed to make it worse like my old cheap spring one..


The first "rule" of mattress shopping is to always remember that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and there are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved that are unique to each person to use a formula or for anyone to be able to predict or make a specific suggestion or recommendation about which mattress or combination of materials and components or which type of mattress would be the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort" or PPP or how a mattress will "feel" to you or compare to another mattress based on specs (either yours or a mattress) or "theory at a distance" that can possibly be more accurate than your own careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in step 4 of the tutorial) or your own personal sleeping experience (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

Assuming that the materials in a mattress you are considering are durable enough for your body type and meet the quality/durability guidelines here ... the choice between different types and combinations of materials and components or different types of mattresses are more of a preference and a budget choice than a "better/worse" choice (see this article ).

While other people's comments about the knowledge and service of a particular business can certainly be very helpful ... I would also be very cautious about about using other people's experiences or reviews on a mattress (either positive or negative) as a reliable source of information or guidance about how you will feel on the same mattress or how suitable or how durable a mattress may be for you and in many if not most cases they can be more misleading than helpful because any mattress that would be a perfect choice for one person or even a larger group of people may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on (even if they are in a similar weight range) and reviews in general certainly won't tell you much if anything about the quality, durability, or "value" of a mattress for any particular person (see post #13 here ).

Phoenix
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essentia latex memory foam is legit (vs normal memory foam)? 12 Nov 2015 21:04 #3

thank you, ill consider all that. I guess at the end of the day its tricky because i already have some on and off back tenisons which are apparent on firm beds but worsened by soft beds. im having a hard time deciding between a tad too firm foam bed with latex top vs a latex buoyant one with a tad too much give and knowing whats best since i ache after sleeping on my bed... or essentia says that memory foam from latex is the best for support and pressure points. I just wondered even if essentias past claim of all natural foam was misleading if indeed the rest is true (dunlop with latex memory foam vs regular memory foam which supports you best over latex) and good. the trouble is that specialty stores usually dont let you return or exchange latex beds (except essentia but for a high fee) and ive never spent a whole block of time on latex. ive read and heard its best but when i try it i cant tell since its so buoyant if it doesnt give under the back and its not too soft (despite them saying it gives best support)..it feels nice like lying on jello but id have to lie on it all night to know if thats good or bad. and im aiming to spend 1000-2000 on a double so i hope the next morning it wont be a bad shock! thank you for any advice and i will go look up your links

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essentia latex memory foam is legit (vs normal memory foam)? 12 Nov 2015 21:08 #4

just in general is latex better than foam for the back and joints that its worth the splurge? i dont need everything super natural as long as theres no hardcore harmful chemicals

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essentia latex memory foam is legit (vs normal memory foam)? 12 Nov 2015 21:56 #5

Hi debating,

just in general is latex better than foam for the back and joints that its worth the splurge? i dont need everything super natural as long as theres no hardcore harmful chemicals


There is no such thing as a specific material or a mattress that is "best for backs" or "best for comfort" or "best for joints" or "best for anything else" in general terms ... there is only a mattress that is "best for you" regardless of whether the same mattress would be "best for anyone else". A mattress that may be perfect for one person may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on no matter what materials it may have inside it, the price of the mattress, or the name of the manufacturer on the label.

I would also make sure that you've read these two parts of my last reply as well (including the posts they link to) ...

Assuming that the materials in a mattress you are considering are durable enough for your body type and meet the quality/durability guidelines here ... the choice between different types and combinations of materials and components or different types of mattresses are more of a preference and a budget choice than a "better/worse" choice (see this article ).

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort" and PPP that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists (based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you).


Again ... I would never assume that the price of a mattress is directly related to "comfort" or PPP (Posture or alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) or how well you will sleep on it or the durability and useful life of the materials inside it or the mattress as a whole.

Phoenix
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