>

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
The first place to start your research is the Mattress Shopping Tutorial
Select the Search Forum tab below to gain access to answers to many mattress related questions.
Select the Ask An Expert tab below to reach out to any of our Expert Members for guidance and advice.

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC:

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 26 Aug 2022 09:16 #11

  • Lu1968
  • Lu1968's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 40
Yeah, 3rd night and its now feeling more comfortable! I was a little worried as the second night was a fitful sleep waking up really sore. Last night was much better with little aches and pains.

I am back to being a bit warm though, although not nearly as much as with the latex.

I have hope for the L&C!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 31 Aug 2022 14:31 #12

I'm wrestling with this also. After 13 years on a Tempurpedic (that was finally getting lumpy) I decided on latex after sleeping on two at hotels that I loved. I also wanted to avoid all the chemicals in polyfoams. My latex purchase was a fail - medium firm was WAY too firm and it was so heavy we couldn't even scoot the bed frame the was on wheels. My husband was over the bed-in-a-box mess (we're not youngsters), so we went local which is very limiting. Tried a Posturpedic hybrid - too squishy, "cratered" instead of conforming. Then a Posturpedic Satisfied Cushion Firm "Pressure Relief" - it's like sleeping on the floor. Was thinking latex topper but reading some of the experiences here I'm questioning that, especially since most are not returnable. I dread bedtime and feel doomed :(

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 31 Aug 2022 17:24 #13

I don't have an answer for you but your comment about dreading bedtime hit home. I don't understand why this is so hard! Please keep updated on your status because we are going to go hit the stores again and possibly some hotels. Did you ever think of going back to a temperpedic if you liked it for 13 years? We liked our beautyrest for 15 years that is why I keep gravitating towards trying that again despite everyone saying they are awful now. If even I could get 2-3 years out of it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 01 Sep 2022 16:38 #14

Tempurpedic isn't what it used to be. I researched and read a LOT of reviews - some still love it but a lot of complaints on the new ones and more warranty issues (not to mention outrageously expensive). If you search these forums for Tempurpedic you'll find a number of people looking for toppers for them. As comfortable as it was, as is true with memory foam, it was hot and in the winter it was harder because the house was cold. Then I learned about all of the chemicals in visco-elastic foam and all poly-foams. I still want latex, I think I just made the wrong choice the first time, for a number of reasons. After a couple of conversations with Rodger at Latex Mattress Factory, I ordered a 2" Talalay topper for the (brand new) rock-hard innerspring that I'm on now. That was his recommendation for my 5'2" / 128 lb. frame, combo-sleeper with osteoporosis of the spine and fibromyalgia. If you go to their forum on here he explains to a couple of people about the conforming support for "gaps" like lower back, etc. At this point I probably won't receive it until at least late next week due to the holiday, but will post an update after I've slept on it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 02 Sep 2022 06:47 #15

  • Lu1968
  • Lu1968's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 40
I have also dreaded bedtime and felt doomed. It's gotten a bit better now with this new L&C hybrid. It's too hard after all. Was waking up very stiff in my hips, back. Last night I added a Talalay Latex 2" convoluted topper that I had purchased to try to soften up the latex mattress (that never worked). It was a bit better, softer, not as sore, so we'll see after a few nights. I hope yours works out for you. It seems like we're in similar situations with my brand new rock-hard hybrid and your new innerspring.

It's really disheartening what we have to deal with just to get a good nights sleep.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 20 Sep 2022 10:20 #16

Sooooo - three weeks on the 2", 19ILD Talalay topper from LMF (placed on very firm Posturpedic innerspring mattress). It is nice, but too soft in a 2" thickness for a combo sleeper. At 5'2", 128 lbs, I "bottom out" at shoulders and hips, waking up with pain (a taller person of the same weight may not, with different weight distribution). I can't go thicker because of the existing bed height and would be concerned about lack of spinal support / alignment. At this point the plan is to exchange it for 2" Dunlop in the same ILD. Hopefully a better balance of cushion and support for me. The hotel bed that I liked so much felt firm when sitting on it but slept great. I'm hoping this arrangement will come closer to replicating that experience.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 20 Sep 2022 10:34 #17

  • Lu1968
  • Lu1968's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 40
Thanks for the update BLK56.
I'm curious what the difference is between Dunlop and Talalay in terms of comfort. Will you really notice a difference?

I put the 2" convoluted Talalay on top of the L&C. It was ok for a week or so but then I sunk in at hips and shoulders and woke up sore. I moved over to the otehr side of the bed where it wasn't compressed. I thought latex wasn't supposed to do that but maybe its the convoluted. Its not a long term solution. I just took it off and back to the plain old bed. But it's still too hard.

I'll try a regular 2" 19" Talalay and see if that helps. If not, I'm sending it back to try the Medium Plush.

It's not easy to switch out beds. When this one arrived in the box, i had to get help carrying up the stairs bc the box is sooo heavy. If I return it, I think they pick it up for donation, but I'm not sure if they do that the same time as the new one would be delivered. Since its through the mail and not direct delivery, I'm not so sure. I don't want to be wtihout a bed for the transition.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Starting over after failed Latex mattress 20 Sep 2022 11:05 #18

The Dunlop is denser and more firm than the Talalay (many compare as Dunlop being pound cake and Talalay being sponge cake). Dunlop of the same ILD (19) should be about "one increment" firmer than the Talalay. 2" of 24-29 Talalay (over 6" 30-37 Dunlop) was too firm on the Plushbeds mattress and 2" of 19ILD Talalay too soft on this topper. I'm hoping that the slight increase in density and firmness of the Dunlop will be enough to keep hip bones and shoulders from "bottoming out". At that point I will have to keep one or the other, whether or not they solve the problem, but I'd rather give that a try than put another $700 + into a mattress swap.

I hear you on the "bed in a box" dilemma. That's been outlawed at our house due to logistics (and our age) ;)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
The Mattress UndergroundCopyright © 2022 The Mattress Underground
TheMattressUndergounf
TMU
TheMattressUndergounf