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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 21 Feb 2020 14:54 #51

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Hi all, I've been looking for a new mattress for a little now. This forum has been extremely helpful in understanding what to look for. I'm avoiding big name stores and trying to stay with approved members of tmu, if only to have peace of mind that the materials they use are good and I won't have to worry about buyers remorse. I guess even better most of them have good return/trial periods. I've come down to the decision of probably a hybrid pocket coils with foam or latex. Probably foam as latex may be cost prohibitive for me. It seems the comfort layer is where the firmness feeling comes in, I just can't seem to choose one. I'm a strict back sleeper but my partner constantly switches between side and back (mostly due to our current old mattress causing back or side pain). So what firmness should I get? Testing in store is pretty futile as you can't really sleep there to figure it out.

Btw I'm in Massachusetts, and looking at yankeemattressfactory. But I'm outside their delivery range, they have their national service custommattressmakers, but are they on the tmu? Will they honor a tmu discount?

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 21 Feb 2020 15:33 #52

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Hey seano,

Welcome to The Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for your question.

Can someone suggest some options for a high quality flippable pocket coil mattress without comfort layers? … I already have a brand new 3" latex topper and I'd like to replace the mattress underneath it with a simple, high quality, possibly flippable king size pocket coil mattress. I don't want any memory foam or other comfort layers but do want it to be structurally sound.


Congrats on your mattress shopping journey :cheer: ! Are there any particulars regarding your BMI, personal preferences/ PPP, or any other considerations that you can share? Do you have access to local manufacturer/ retailer showrooms for testing mattress foundations? BTW, what are you currently using as a base for your new latex topper and how has that performed for you?

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 04 Mar 2020 21:19 #53

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Hi,

I purchased a Flobeds vzone latex mattress 3-4 years ago and it's been pretty disappointing. While the vzone does give some relief in the shoulder it's not nearly enough and pretty much I've been told there are no further options. The mattress needs to be constantly opened up and latex rotated. It's durability has been destroyed pretty much. While the much denser latex support cores still do their jobs. any of the top 3 layers are essentially useless at this point and soon became useless after 1.5 years.

I'd like recommendations for a new mattress. I'm a big fellow (340lbs) who has very wide shoulders. I need proper hip support as well as shoulder comfort. If my hips aren't supported my lower back twists and there goes the day. Normally I sleep on my side and I do too sleep hot.

Looking for a zoned coil hybrid mattress with good pressure relief. Good support at the hip for a big guy and great shoulder pressure relief. The shoulder relief is critical as now my shoulder is almost destroyed because of the lack of give on these previous mattresses. I may as well just sleep on the floor with a futon pad.

Hoping for any advice. It seems most big and tall mattresses are not zoned which I find very odd.

Thanks

I've decided already that latex just doesn't have the characteristics I desire with pressure relief.

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 08 Mar 2020 17:17 #54

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Hi, me and my partner are looking for a twin 100% latex mattress (for our kiddo) in Canada, and are comparing two similarly priced inexpensive options:

1) Majestic Sit and Sleep's "Restore 6" model (currently on sale at $499 Canadian)

2) Naturelle's "Juvenile" model ($599 Canadian)

Even after going through some of the material on your (very helpful) forum/site, I can't discern what the difference is between these two mattresses. Are they different qualities? Majestic Sit and Sleep's version is, according to their blurb, "a 6-inch GOLS certified Organic Dunlop latex core." Naturelle's version says it "has a 6 inch core of medium-firm GOLS certified organic rubber" and has a bunch of icons indicating various certifications on the product page -- GOLS, Eco Institut, SLAB accredited, etc. How do I tell the difference in quality of product?

Naturelle is closer to us, geographically -- Majestic Sit and Sleep is on the other side of the country, so with shipping it would come to about the same for each option. But I've seen some not-so-great comments on this forum about Naturelle, including a thread about what their latex mattresses are made of (though I couldn't make sense of the nitty-gritty as to what the problem was and am feeling a bit stupid about this). This latter has me wondering about whether the similarly inexpensive model from Majestic Sit and Sleep would be of the same (poor?) quality (along the lines of "you get what you paid for"). Are these essentially the same mattress? Or is Majestic Sit and Sleep a different quality (or at least more transparent in what it is)?

Finally, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, so apologies if I'm getting things wrong, but I've researched the site and had a hard time finding an appropriate thread to reply to. And thanks in advance. Y'all do great work.

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 09 Mar 2020 02:29 #55

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Hi PatG: Why not try a pocket coil mattress (for example, something like this ) and add down alternative topper if necessary?

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 09 Mar 2020 02:40 #56

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Hi Northenhonker: The quality at Naturelle should be fine. But drive your kiddo to the store to try it out. (S)he might not like the bouncy nature of latex for example. Honestly, kids will feel comfortable on almost anything. You can find something reasonable at the Brick or the Mattressville .

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 09 Mar 2020 15:09 #57

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Hey fascinating-geology,

Welcome back to the TMU Forum and thanks for your question.

I purchased a Flobeds vzone latex mattress 3-4 years ago and it's been pretty disappointing. While the vzone does give some relief in the shoulder it's not nearly enough and pretty much I've been told there are no further options. The mattress needs to be constantly opened up and latex rotated. It's durability has been destroyed pretty much. While the much denser latex support cores still do their jobs. any of the top 3 layers are essentially useless at this point and soon became useless after 1.5 years.


Sorry to hear about the comfort problems with your Flobeds vzone mattress. As you state that you have "pretty much been told there are no further options", it sounds as though you have already worked with them on possible solutions and are ready to move on to something different.

I'd like recommendations for a new mattress. I'm a big fellow (340lbs) who has very wide shoulders. I need proper hip support as well as shoulder comfort. If my hips aren't supported my lower back twists and there goes the day. Normally I sleep on my side and I do too sleep hot…Looking for a zoned coil hybrid mattress with good pressure relief. Good support at the hip for a big guy and great shoulder pressure relief…


The same basic mattress shopping principles apply to heavier people as anyone else except you will need to put a special emphasis on more durable materials and constructions and probably on mattresses that have firmer comfort and support layers (firmer materials feel softer for heavier people and firmer support layers are usually important to for good alignment for higher weights). I suggest you review the mattress durability guidelines here and about the factors that can affect durability and the useful life of a mattress .

I've decided already that latex just doesn't have the characteristics I desire with pressure relief.


Given your preference for a zoned coil hybrid mattress over your current latex mattress, are there any local manufacturer/ retailer showrooms in your area for local mattress testing of these type mattresses? I highly recommend store visits in conjunction with your mattress research and recommendations from others, as only you can "feel" what you feel in terms of personal preferences/ PPP. The expertise and guidance of a local resource can be invaluable in terms of understanding the best materials and layering for your comfort and support needs. BTW, do you have any updates on your research that you would like to share?

Thanks,
Sensei :)
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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 07 Jul 2020 13:35 #58

Wasn't able to start a new topic or find low-profile latex mattresses in the forum! We are looking for low-profile (6") latex mattresses essentially identical or similar to Sleep on Latex's medium twin mattress. We bought one from SOL for a stackable trundle bed (that comes together to form an almost king size), but it turns out they discontinued the low-profile (6") medium firmness option. Now, we are stuck with having to get 2 different twin mattresses!

I never really expected it to be discontinued, but are there any other companies that sell 6" medium latex mattresses that would be similar? The stackable bed only takes up to a 6" thickness mattress hence it's very limiting. Thank you.

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 07 Jul 2020 14:13 #59

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kivien - I don't know of another source for a 6" finished latex mattress like the one from SoL, but would think you should be able to assemble one with 2 of their 3" medium toppers and one of their 6" twin mattress topper covers. It won't look exactly the same due to a difference in the covers but should be pretty close in feel and size only lacking the wool. They might even assemble it for you rather than shipping you the components, but if not it's not difficult to do.

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How to... use Our Forum to research or seek assistance. 07 Jul 2020 14:25 #60

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kivien - Looking at the SoL site I see that they still offer the Twin size low profile mattress in soft, so they must have the mattress covers. I'd suggest asking them if you could get one of those covers to use with 2 of their 3" toppers instead of the topper cover I initially suggested. It would be safer since the wool acts as a fire barrier.

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