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Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams: Aloe Alexis vs Total Latex 05 Oct 2017 13:38 #1

Hi all. I'm trying to choose between these two mattresses and just wanted some expert input here.
I'm very much sold on latex.

Both mattress offer a customized comfort layer.
The Aloe Alexia is 14" with a Aloe/Cotton knit cover, two 3" layers of Talalay latex comfort layer (both can be customized) and 7" of 2.17 lb HD Poly Foam core support layer

The Total Latex is 10" with a bamboo knit cover, a 3" Talalay latex comfort layer, and a 6" Talaly / Dunlop latex core support layer (customers choice and softness customized)

My thought is the Alexia with two 3" comfort layers to work with would allow a soft yet supportive feel without really engaging the firm poly too much and thus be more comfortable? Just more options to adjust and dial it in just right.

At the same time I know latex is the best in terms of quality so I'm not opposed to going that route when the mattresses are only $100 difference in price.

Thoughts?
Paul

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Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams: Aloe Alexis vs Total Latex 05 Oct 2017 19:21 #2

Hi paulgyro.

.Hi all. I'm trying to choose between these two mattresses and just wanted some expert input here. I'm very much sold on latex.


I think that just about every person who buys a mattress or is a member of the forum has wrestled with a similar scenario which is all about how to choose between "good and good" products both fromDreamfoam Bedding who is one of our trusted site members which means that I think highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency. All of their mattresses use high quality materials and there are no lower quality materials or weak links in any of them so they would both certainly make a great quality/value choice.

Aside from a personal preference the latex in the comfort layer of any mattress is a good material choice in terms of quality and durability that has very unique properties and is excellent for comfort especially in its softer versions as it has pressure relieving qualities due to its ability to form itself to the exact shape of your body profile while you are sleeping and is doing this instantly as you are changing positions throughout the night.

My thought is the Alexia with two 3" comfort layers to work with would allow a soft yet supportive feel without really engaging the firm poly too much and thus be more comfortable? Just more options to adjust and dial it in just right.


Even from the point of view of your two finalists I would suggest that you reassess both mattresses in terms of how well you believe it "matches" your specific needs and preferences in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) because 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.

With this being said and as I have no data about your constitution, BMI and preferences I can only speak only in general terms and point out that the main benefit of a thicker latex mattress is that it can be more adaptable for heavier weights and multiple sleeping positions. It will compress from softer to firmer more gradually which means that there is more "range" of compression without the mattress becoming too firm for heavier weights (or parts of the body). It can even just be a matter of preference rather than "need" and you are correct in your educated guess that a thicker layer of two 3” latex might feel more comfortable If you can imagine a 3" layer of latex on the floor you would compress it to its maximum and feel much more of the floor (it goes from soft to maximum compressed firmness within the space of a 3" (layer) but if you had the same softness of latex in a 6" layer on the floor ... it would feel much softer and compress more gradually and to a lesser percentage of its overall thickness and wouldn't reach the same level of firmness or "bottom out" (which means reaching the maximum level of compression or firmness that a layer or a mattress can effectively achieve).

You are also correct that by opting to go with Alexis depending on the firmness levels you chose for the two 3” layer in this mattress you could have more “in home” adjustment options vs Total Latex that allows for layer exchange after purchase (at a nominal fee) I would also keep in mind that for most people ... a total of 10” of foam and latex is more than enough to provide pressure relief and proper support that most people of average or even higher weights would need. In some cases ... lighter weights or people that sleep in "flatter" sleeping positions, have slimmer less curvy body types, or who prefer a firmer mattress will do well with even less thickness even though there is less "room" to design in different layers in the mattress. People that have much higher body weights or larger body types may choose more than the "average" thickness and may prefer the feel and extra adaptability of the 14" of latex. Thicker mattresses can also use firmer materials because thickness and softness are very related and work together. These are all good questions to ask Dreamfoambeding so they can discuss the differences between your two choices as they apply to your particular needs and preferences.

In the end you will need to decide what is most important to you and attach a "value" to all the objective, subjective, and intangible factors that are part of any final decision. There is no "best and worst" at this point ... only best for YOU.

I’ll be interested in learning about your final decision and answer any other specific questions you might have.

Phoenix
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