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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 28 Mar 2013 11:53 #61

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So much information out there its enough to make your head spin - so glad I stumbled upon this site.

Still a lot of information here but with all the helpful posts from Phoenix and the rest of the forum members and a few weeks of research I have narrowed things down to two specific mattress models.

Will be pulling the trigger on one of them in the next week after conversations with the manufacturers.

So much easier - and cheaper - then the big box mattress stores.

Thanks for being here!

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 28 Mar 2013 15:42 #62

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Hi Otaku30,

I'm glad you found us as well.

The guidelines should help keep you "on track" but if you have questions along the way feel free to post them.

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 01 Apr 2013 04:19 #63

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This was an incredibly helpful guide, Phoenix. Thanks for taking the time to put all this info out there on the Internet.
Best wishes,
Nick

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 05 Apr 2013 01:13 #64

Phoenix,
Thanks for a great site.
I have been on an adjustable bed with the same mattress for the last 31 years. It is a split king and the wife is still satisfied with her side of the bed so I will just replace my side.
I have narrowed the choice down to 2. Ultimate Dreams 13" Gel Memory Foam or the Ultimate Dreams Latex 10" both from Amazon.
A few questions or comments....will the latex be "bouncy"? As a child I had to sleep on a latex pillow for awhile and I remember it feeling like I couldn't keep my head still. It kept jiggling around like it was on a ball. Should I expect the same from the mattress.

I am 6 ft and 170 lbs. Narrow shoulders, wider hips and slim build. I sleep on my side with my shoulder underneath me. The bottom leg is straight and the top on in the fetal position. I usually change sides every few hours as one side of my nose gets stuffed up. My main complaint is that my shoulder joint can be quite sore in the morning. This is not all the times, just sometimes. I have no other problems.

I think I like a soft bed but have no experience on one. I know that I don't think I like real firm ones. I have read most of your site, well at least up to page 30, and learned alot but can't find an answer that satisfies me.
Any help on which one to go for?
Thanks
phil

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 05 Apr 2013 03:41 #65

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Hi phil,

That depends on what you mean by "bouncy" and it will also depend on your comfort choice and body type and sleeping style. It won't be like the pillow becaue it has and it has polyfoam in the quilting above the latex and polyfoam below it as well which is less resilient than latex but it also will be more more resilient or "lively" than memory foam. I normally suggest testing a latex mattress locally to see how it feels for you rather than trusting anyone else's subjective descriptions. Your own experience can be very different from someone else and I personally would not order a material I didn't have some familiarity with ... especially when most areas of the counry have some latex mattresses you can test.

Any help on which one to go for?


Yes ... if you are at all uncertain or haven't determined the layering you prefer from your own local testing ... then I would make sure I had a more detailed conversation with the manufacturer and go by the "averages" they suggest are most likely to be suitable for your height and weight. Just keep in mind that "averages" may not necessarily apply to any particular person so that you take the risk into account as part of your "value equation" if your mattress doesn't have layer exchange possibilities.

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 06 Apr 2013 01:41 #66

Phoenix,
Today I found a store that had a latex mattress. It was a Spring Air Aristocrat. 7" core. The salesman didn't know what the density was, only that it was a plush. I laid on it awhile and it felt good. Looking at reviews it seems not to be a very good quality but it still gave me the feel of latex. I then went back and forth between it and some memory foam and decided that I really liked the softness of the latex better.
I think the Ultimate Dreams Latex will be the one to get with a number 7 softness rating being a side sleeper.
Anything else I need to know?
Thanks
Phil

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 06 Apr 2013 01:46 #67

Hi Phoenix,

I am a newby to your site and need some direction. I purchased a Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe, but am not able to sleep comfortably on it, perhaps it's too soft? Anyway, I am going to try to sell it and am interested in getting something that really works for me. I live in south central PA and do not see any of your manufacturers anywhere close to me. Do you have any recommendations for finding a good mattress in this area? Do you only recommend the latex? How crazy would it be to get a mattress without testing it? I believe I may be looking for a hybrid rather than a pure foam because of my Tempurpedic experience....

I have read a great deal since finding your site.

Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.

Lynne

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 06 Apr 2013 04:30 #68

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Hi Lynne,

Do you have any recommendations for finding a good mattress in this area? Do you only recommend the latex?


If you let me know your city or zip I'd be happy to link you to any of the forum lists that are close to you.

Do you have any recommendations for finding a good mattress in this area? Do you only recommend the latex? How crazy would it be to get a mattress without testing it? I believe I may be looking for a hybrid rather than a pure foam because of my Tempurpedic experience....


The first place to start is the first post of the thread you are posting in ( post #1 here ) which will provide you with all the information, steps, and guidelines you will need to make a good choice (and answer your questions :))

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 06 Apr 2013 13:04 #69

Hi Phoenix,

Thanks for the quick response. I live near York, PA, zip code 17403. I just spent some time on Amazon looking at the BB mattresses. Since I recently bought that Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe, a less expensive latex would be welcome, especially if I can't sell it. Your thoughts? Like everyone else, I am a bit concerned about ordering a mattress online. I have had three back surgeries and need to get this right. There is an Organic Mattress Store in Hellertown, Pa, but that is a pretty far drive from here.

I really appreciate your assistance and the information on this site!

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How to look for and find the best mattress ... for YOU! ***READ FIRST*** 06 Apr 2013 13:35 #70

Hi Phoenix,

One other question... I had gotten a Serta iComfort before the Tempurpedic (have not had a great mattress experience this year) and that is the base that I currently have under the Tempurpedic (the store wouldn't exchange the base). Could this base be used for a latex mattress? It appears to be sturdy enough, but I wasn't sure how much air circulation there might be and whether in a long run it would be problematic.

Thanks again for your advice.

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