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All Latex or Hybrid Questions 22 Jan 2022 05:56 #1

I think I'm staring to narrow down what I'm looking for. I'm 5' 11'' and currently about 235 pounds, which is heavy for me. I normally stay around the 200 pound mark. I sleep hot, so ruled memory foam out a while ago for that reason alone, even though I think its contouring ability is very appealing. I have wide hips and a more narrow waist so I think I need a little more than the average amount of contouring ability from a mattress. I was very interested in microcoils for a while, thinking it could really make a difference with sleeping hot. I have not necessarily ruled them out, but I have at least given up on that idea for now due to the limited amount of options. I am open to reconsidering them though. Along the same lines, I was originally looking for a hybrid, to help the mattress stay cooler. I would like to put it on an adjustable base. I eventually starting thinking that an all latex mattress would maybe work better or be more durable on an adjustable base. That is my first question. Are there performance or durability differences between mattresses with a latex base layer and a pocketed coil base layer mattress when they are on an adjustable base?

I am almost ruling out mattresses that do not zip open. I really like the idea of comfort layer exchanges, if necessary, the ability to rearrange the layers, if necessary, and being able to make changes in the future, if necessary. I also like being able to see what's in the mattress, and maybe even be able to replace the cover in the future if I ever needed to.

I want a mattress to feel firm and supportive while feeling soft and cozy all at the same time. I know that will be accomplished with a firm base layer combined with the appropriate comfort layers. I have recently tried some all latex and hybrid mattresses and I have not found any of the latex mattresses to be as supportive as what I am looking for. That leads to my second question. Are firm coil base layers more firm than firm latex base layers or have I just lot found a firm enough latex base to try?

The mattress I have like the most so far is the Naturepedic EOS with a firm base of pocketed coils, and 2 soft 3" latex layers on top. I tried the firm coils with 3" of medium latex in the middle and 3" of soft latex on the top and I could feel my hips bottoming out onto the medium latex. The problem is that the sales person took a picture for me on the firm soft soft combination, and it looks like my hips are sinking. The spine looks almost straight but not completely horizontal. I think 6" of soft is too much, but unfortunately, 3" is not enough. I would really like to find one with where the top comfort layer is 4", but I have not been very successful yet. I am trying to look through the member here to see which ones I should call to have a conversation with. My next question is do you have recommendations for places to look for this?

Another thought I have had is to purchase almost the perfect mattress and add another 1" or 2" layer of latex on top to get the extra contouring that I need. Would you recommend really trying to get everything I need out of the mattress itself, or am I looking for something unique that I may not find, and adding extra comfort layers on top of the mattress is something that I should seriously consider?

Edited to add that the warranty and return policy are also important to me. I am ideally looking for a mattress that uses natural products like wool for the fire retardant. I have also wondered if I should be looking at zoned mattresses. I'm not sure if that could help me to accomplish what I am looking for.

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All Latex or Hybrid Questions 25 Jan 2022 13:27 #2

Hi 70sgirl.

Sorry for the delay in replying! It's been a busy week.

I appreciate you sharing in detail what you're looking for and what you've tried. Being able to test a mattress is so important in terms of data points and it sounds like you know what your body needs in terms of comfort layer thickness.

Are there performance or durability differences between mattresses with a latex base layer and a pocketed coil base layer mattress when they are on an adjustable base?


Durability differences, not so much but in terms of performance you'll find that an innerspring has that traditional "bounce" that an innerspring mattress has while an all-latex reigns supreme in motion isolation.

Are firm coil base layers more firm than firm latex base layers or have I just lot found a firm enough latex base to try?


Coils do tend to offer a firmer base than all latex. I'm not sure of the science behind it, although I'm sure someone has discussed it here in the forum before!

I am trying to look through the member here to see which ones I should call to have a conversation with. My next question is do you have recommendations for places to look for this?


All of our Trusted Members offer quality, durable mattresses but the ones that come immediately to mind for your needs are the Natural Latex Hybrid from Luma which offers up to 5" in the comfort layer, the The Owl Natural Latex mattress from Nest Bedding (which has about 4.5" of comfort material if you include the cover). The Select Sleep hybrid on the 2" side with a 2" topper may also be a good fit.

I hope this helps point you in the right direction! Let me know if you have more questions arise.
NikkiTMU
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