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Topper Help/Layer of Memory Foam? 19 Aug 2022 08:53 #1

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So, I built a DIY latex hybrid (with the help of the forum experts) that is an amazing feeling mattress. My build is as follows:
'1" Firm Dunlop Latex
8" L&P Quantum Elite Bolsa Coils
3" Firm Plushbed Talalay
3" Soft Plushbed Talalay
Arizona Premium Mattress Bamboo/Wool Cover

This mattress is great, it is cool and breathable, the firmness has alleviated our problem with hands going numb at night, and over all we are sleeping much better. NOW to the slight issue we are having. Both my husband and I have a bad shoulder from years of playing sports. Even on this most amazing mattress we can only be on our "bad" shoulder for about 15 minutes before it starts hurting. We have been trying different down alternative mattress toppers because I do not like the feel of sleeping directly on foam. Both toppers have been really nice breathable, bamboo covered toppers over-filled with down alternative (I don't like real down). However, while they feel amazing when we first lie down, they start to feel hard and hot after a while and cause the shoulder pain to come back. I have also tried using my Cozy Earth mattress pad, but it doesn't feel plush and makes me lose the plush feeling from my Bamboo/Wool mattress cover. So, I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions? I have considered still trying the following and wonder if anyone has any feedback on these:

(1) The woolroom deluxe wool mattress pad www.thewoolroom.com/us/us-size-deluxe-wool-mattress-topper/ It is supposed to be cool and breathable, but I wonder if it is plush enough to actually alleviate should pain.

(2) Adding two inches of wool batting inside the mattress cover. Even though it's only a 15" mattress cover there is plenty of room and stretchiness to add the batting. However, I wonder (1) if the batting would add any plushness, and (2) would the batting get too compressed and loose its loft if it's zipped inside the mattress pad.

(3) Purchase a 2" vented gel memory foam or a 2" serene foam topper and zip it up inside the mattress pad. Again, there seems to be room for it inside the mattress pad, however I worry about it being to compressed inside the mattress pad. I also worry about heat retention, I am a very hot sleeper and don't want to add anything that will trap heat.

Thanks for any guidance or suggestions anyone can give. Hopefully if I can address this one issue (shoulder pain) I will finally get that perfect nights sleep.

Thanks.

Michelle

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Topper Help/Layer of Memory Foam? 22 Aug 2022 13:38 #2

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Hi michtx.

It's great you've got a set up you love, but I'm sorry your shoulders are still suffering even on your ideal configuration. It's interesting, I don't make specific recommendations ever because feel and needs are so very subjective, but while reading your post, this topper came immediately to mind. It won't compress the same way wool does (and wool inevitably does compress over time).

Your idea of adding more batting, however, could be a good one! As long as it's not over-packed it should allow for some plush support.

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Topper Help/Layer of Memory Foam? 25 Aug 2022 14:18 #3

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Sorry for just reading your suggestion, things got crazy for a few days. I will definitely check out the topper you suggested. Thank you.

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