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DIY Latex Bed w/ Adjustable bed is shrinking 25 Aug 2022 19:37 #1

  • DarkHelmet
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Hi everyone,

Earlier this year I built my own Queen mattress using 6" Bolsa coils for the core (from Mattresses.net), a 3" Talalay Latex SuperSoft (from SleepOnLatex), and a 9" Bamboo cover/encasement. I have a Member's Mark adjustable bed from Sam's Club. I watch TV in bed every night with the head elevated. This pushes the mattress down and into the bar on the adjustable bed (as designed), but the problem is I think either that bar is condensing my bed or just the raising of the head of the bed. I'm not sure which. But I do see the bar on the foot of the bed pushing into the coil portion and now the top layer of latex is longer than the coils and hanging over. It's really uncomfortable. At one point recently I actually did something bad and cut off maybe an inch or 2 of my latex to stop some of the overhang. I'm regretting it now, but what's done is done.

Out of curiosity I opened the encasement today and measured the coils and they are at 74". So a lot of latex overhang. I took the coils out of the encasement and let them rest, and tried stretching them out. I was able to get them to about 78.5". It will go right back down over the next day or two though.

Anyone have advice? I'm wishing I got a latex base instead as it doesn't seem like it would condense or stay that way. I bought the coils for better airflow as I sleep really hot. Is this a problem with all coil base mattresses and adjustable beds? It seems like physics just work against this combo. Of course all the information says the coils work with an adjustable bed because they do bend nicely. Or is this just a problem with a DIY bed with coils? I could probably attempt to glue them together a bit, but I'm not sure how safe that is. And it would defeat some of the purpose of getting the natural Talalay and Bamboo cover.

I'm at a point where I'm ready to buy a new mattress. If I hadn't cut the latex, I could have just ordered another base, in latex this time. But now the base would be 1-2" longer than the topper.

I'm open to any and all suggestions!

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DIY Latex Bed w/ Adjustable bed is shrinking 29 Aug 2022 12:01 #2

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Hi DarkHelmet.

Hmmm. That is a strange dilemma indeed and I'm not sure I'm understanding it entirely. Is the mattress only experiencing the issue you described when in the adjusted state? Or is it sustaining some sort of permanent damage overall?

It does sound like there is some misalignment in your build as well which I imagine could be part of the issue. Could it be that the mattress is too tall for the base's recommendation?

If everything is fitting properly in the encasement, glue really isn't necessary.

Hopefully some of our DIY gurus will read your scenario here as well and offer what solutions come to mind.

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