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In need of a soft mattress (Luma repost) 17 Sep 2018 07:29 #1

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(reposting to get Luma's response/more variety of opinion)

Hi there,

I am a student at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and when I moved out here I pulled the trigger on the Nectar bed in box mattress. But so far, it hasn't been treating me well. Overall it just feels a bit too firm. My arm gets sore sleeping on my side and I sometimes wake up with back pain. After browsing on this website I realized I may have trusted online review sites too much without doing enough research. But even after doing my research, I am still overwhelmed by choices.

Since this is a latex thread, I will narrow it down to latex mattress that I am interested but so far here my constraints are that I am 5'10" and 150 pounds that sometimes sleeps with a partner. I tend to prefer cooler sleeping situations. I have had better experiences with very soft mattresses and assume that a soft mattress will help me with my current problems with my mattress. My budget is $1000 but preferably lower. I also currently have a zinus metal platform bed frame, in case that makes a difference.

The options I have found so far (in the latex category) are Sedona Serenity, Arizona Eco Sleep Hybrid, and the luma mattress. I have also considered just putting a topper on my current mattress instead of returning and replacing. Any help in deciding between these options/ further recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Tyler

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In need of a soft mattress (Luma repost) 18 Sep 2018 08:54 #2

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Hello lerthedc,

Thanks for reaching out to Luma Sleep! The easiest and least expensive option is to take advantage of the 365 day in-home trial from Nectar and try adding a topper to your Nectar. Nectar, like many of the foam-on-foam bed-in-the-box players uses a block of foam as the base/support system under layers of memory foams and/or new-age poly foams. If you tell Nectar you are thinking about a return/refund, they may try to give you a topper for free to prevent the return/refund. Problem is it will likely be more memory foam type material.

These mattress systems are inexpensive, well-marketed, but not well engineered sleep systems. You may be surprised how a 2" or 3" layer (topper) of Talalay latex will improve things. If it doesn't solve your needs, then you can always still return the Nectar.
The Talalay topper option should also allow you to stay within your budget and possibly not have to deal with the hassle of a return and finding another mattress. Several of the companies you listed sell Talalay latex toppers. You can also find s few others online.

Hope this helps!

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In need of a soft mattress (Luma repost) 18 Sep 2018 12:22 #3

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Ok thank you for the help! If I got just a bare topper, would I need to get a separate cover for it? Or could I incorporate it under my current protector and sheets?

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In need of a soft mattress (Luma repost) 18 Sep 2018 12:42 #4

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An uncovered latex topper can be used under the mattress protector, then covered with a fitted sheet. There are several companies online that sell the bare latex topper in a 2" and 3" version.
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