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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 31 Jul 2012 21:15 #41

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hi phoenix,

i think i've decided on the latex mattress i want and looking for a foundation

i am very interested in getting away from the whole box spring thing and getting more storage

in an earlier post you cited this as a good option: www.usa-beds.com/glideaway_space_saver_frame-25958.aspx

are there any cons to going this route???

thanks!

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 00:29 #42

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Hi Missy,

are there any cons to going this route???


None that I can think of for a lower budget foundation. My only "hesitation" would be that there is not as much of a supportive surface as wooden slats but this is the most closely spaced of this type I know of and many manufacturers I've talked with think it works just fine. The only other possible "con" would be for those who for whatever reason want to avoid having metal in their sleeping system because they believe that the electromagnetic fields that they generate is not as healthy as using wood but like many other things this is a personal preference and depends on each person's answer to the question of "how safe is safe". I personally would think this was an issue.

Which mattress did you decide on?

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 00:51 #43

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i think i'm going with sleep like a bear and putting together 2 twin xl's that match the nature and nutrition models.

maybe, just may i might order the 6" core someplace else and then the top layers from sleep like a bear. what you you think of that plan?

thanks again phoenix!

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 02:15 #44

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Hi Missy,

I would personally work with a mattress manufacturer and target my specific needs and preferences rather than "target" another mattress. It's less risky and also better value than the path you are taking but if you are comfortable with the direction you are considering and it works out well for you ... then the value would be better than the PLB although not in the same range as some of the other choices that are available to you from some of the online manufacturers here.

So overall my thoughts/opinion is "better than some of the choices you could make but not as good as others".

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 02:35 #45

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in your opinion, what would be the better choices?

thanks again!

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 03:12 #46

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hi missy,

Some of my thoughts about buying local vs working with an online manufacturer vs completely doing everything yourself are in post #15 here .

If I was going to buy a mattress through an online source ... i would work with one of the manufacturers in post #21 here (or another online manufacturer that has the equivalent knowledge, experience, and value).

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 03:34 #47

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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


just tell me what you would do if you wanted 2 twin xl's like the nature and nutritiion!!!!!!!!!



pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :pinch: :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 04:22 #48

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Hi missy,

I would follow the guidelines that I mentioned.

Option #1: If the Nature and Nutrition were my target and for some reason I didn't believe that another design would provide the same degree of pressure relief, posture and alignment, and meet my personal preferences ... I would buy the Nature and Nutrition in spite of the higher price. This would be the "safest" choice but you would pay more for the safety.

The Nature and Nutrition are different heights though so if they were meant to be two halves of a king size bed then I would also put an inch of very firm foam under one of them to make them the same height. If they were meant to be separate then I wouldn't add the extra foam.

Option 2: If I believed (which I do) that another type of layering could produce the same results in terms of PPP even though it would be different layering (or at least close enough to satisfy my needs and preferences) and I could save about 20% or more by working with a reputable online manufacturer that offered better value and also had a way to correct any "mistakes" I made through some kind of exchange after I had slept on the mattress for a while ... then I would go in this direction.

Option 3: If I had the knowledge and skill to know for sure (or at least believed) that buying separate components on my own without the guidance of a manufacturer would produce the results I was looking for AND it would save me a significant amount over option #2 ... then I would go in this direction.

The risk you take with option #3 is that if for some reason your layering doesn't work out to be what you expected because of differences that you didn't know about or account for or if for some reason what you felt in the store on the Nature or Nutrition didn't turn out to be what you need and prefer over the long term in "real life" ... then you have not only spent more than you would have with option #2 ... but you have less options to "fix" any mistakes in layering and it would involve some inconvenience (you have to return an item before getting a new one) and cost (return shipping and 25% restocking fee) and again you won't have the same type of guidance to help you get closer to your ideal (although SLAB is certainly more helpful than most in this regard and their customer service is great).

So I would choose the option that offered the least risk and the best value according to my personal level of confidence, risk tolerance, and knowledge and my own "value equation".

I would personally tend to go with option #2 if I was choosing between the Nature and Nutrition and one of the online manufacturers in the list because the lower cost would justify the extra risk (for me).

I would not personally go with option #3 unless the savings over option #2 was significant enough to justify the even greater risk and the lower ability (or higher cost) of "fixing" any mistakes..

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 19:47 #49

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hi again phoenix ~ so, just to be clear, you're saying that slab is option #2???

i just have trouble deciphering :(

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Re: best latex mattress set-up for muscle disorder 01 Aug 2012 21:52 #50

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Hi missy,

SLAB would be one version (and a better one) of Option 3. They supply components and latex layers but they don't make mattresses so while they certainly would have good knowledge about the components they sell and they have great service ... they don't have the detailed knowledge or feedback from a customer base about specific mattresses and layering combinations and how certain combinations would work together in a specific mattress and interact with different people. They are very good at what they do which is selling mattress components ... not mattresses.

My main "concern" as I mentioned is not so much that you wouldn't come fairly close to the PLB (the differences in foam would be fairly minor and assuming that the other components are close enough that they are also similar) but that your testing may not reflect your long term needs and preferences and then you would have real difficulty knowing what to do next and what to change.

SLAB is also great because they offer all the different foams (or at least the fast recovery ones) that are made by Latex International in different thicknesses so their selection is probably the best for those who are looking for very specific thicknesses and ILD's. this is their biggest value. They are also more expensive though than buying the same materials (where possible) from others that have a less limited selection but sell what they have for lower prices.

So you may do fairly well in duplicating the PLB's (barring any unknowns or surprises) ... but that may not turn out to be the best outcome in the long term and then your recourse is more limited and your costs are already higher than some of the Option 2 choices that you have (working with an actual mattress manufacturer).

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