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Edge support for a foam mattress 16 Aug 2016 18:12 #1

  • TorontoCT
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Hello all,

I've been looking at foam mattresses and I am curious if there is a way to achieve appropriate edge support for them. Most foam mattresses I see on Sleeplikethedead seem to score low in this regard.

Ive heard of something called "edge support foam" that might be better, any suggestions on mattresses that achieve this?

Right now Nest Bedding looks like my best bed. seen here --> www.nestbedding.com/products/the-love-bed?variant=1436686340

Thanks,

Kenny

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Edge support for a foam mattress 16 Aug 2016 18:44 #2

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Hi TorontoCT,

Ive heard of something called "edge support foam" that might be better, any suggestions on mattresses that achieve this?

Right now Nest Bedding looks like my best bed. seen here --> www.nestbedding.com/products/the-love-bed?variant=1436686340



Unlike many innerspring mattresses ... most foam mattresses (latex foam, memory foam, or polyfoam) don't have (or even really need) edge support as long as the firmness of the support core and the thickness of the comfort layers are suitable for your body weight when you are sleeping. Foam mattresses will generally feel softer and compress more deeply if you sleep with most of your weight concentrated on the very outside edges of the mattress or if you sit on the very edge of the mattress because your weight is more concentrated when you are sitting than when you are sleeping on the mattress. There is more about edge support in foam mattresses in post #33 here .

While there are always exceptions for some people that have a strong preference for a mattress that has a specific edge support system ... in most cases and for most people this is just a matter of getting used to a foam mattress (particularly if you are used to a spring mattress with edge support) and perhaps sitting or sleeping a little bit more towards the center of the mattress rather than on the very outside edges of the mattress.

The Love Bed doesn't have a specific edge support system and "edge support foam" just means that the base layer would be "firm enough" to provide reasonable edge support for most people.

I would always keep in mind that the only way to know for certain whether the edges of a mattress are firm enough for you or whether a mattress is a good match for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) will be based on your own personal experience when you sleep on it because a mattress that would be "perfect" for one person may not be suitable for someone else that has a different body type, different sleeping positions, or different needs and preferences.

Phoenix
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