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11 May 2022 12:28
  • BillyIdol
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Try Intellibed or Purple. It has a combination of hard and soft. It is unique. I went to Mathis Brothers in Ontario, CA to check out Matrix Supreme. (Soft). They had 5 Intellibed Matrix beds with varied levels of firmness. I guess Matrix Supreme is the most popular. Try it out.

The other exotic beds that I checked out were the Technogel Favola (laid on it) and Sleepovation(did not order or lay on it). Technogel was pretty awesome, but I read a lot of bad reviews. $6k mattress too. I felt Tempur was more comfortable than Technogel, but Technogel had better back support for back sleeper.

Hope this helps!
John
07 May 2022 09:53
  • Lu1968
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You're probably not on here anymore Josephgregory, hopefully sleeping blissfully!

Wondering how things turned out with your Technogel mattress and if you've remained happy with it?

I have experienced chronic and excruciating back & neck pain since I was 18 years old. I suffered a major shoulder and neck injury after slipping off of a barn roof and onto a pile lumber. I never broke any bones (to this day I don’t know how), however the muscles and tissue damage was quite severe. My doctor pumped me full of quarterzone which got me very quickly back to work… three days after the incident if I recall. The quarterzone however only made issues worse years later; the scar tissue became rock hard and began to make my muscles and joints seize. In passing time, I began to see chiropractors, which unfortunately also mislead me by not fixing the problem, but only alleviating it. Pain started to become a way of life for me.
When I was 25, I was in a vehicle roll over where my seat belt failed and came undone. To this day I don’t understand how I am alive! My spine was impacted, my hip was dislocated, and my L3 through L5, C3 through C6 were all injured. Again, no broken bones… I know, isn’t it unbelievable? Perhaps I should have been Super Dave’s Side Kick.
Tylenol 3, more chiropractic care, massage and other questionable therapies only alleviated the pain that I was now suffering. I purchased a memory foam bed that was supposed to help with posture and with correcting my body; it only made things worse, of which today many researchers are testifying to. Trust me when I say that memory foam mattresses are a complete rip off… I know, I have owned a few and will never go back.
For years I suffered. Many different pain relief medicine and anti-inflammatory medication were a normal part of daily life. At one point I was seeing a chiropractor, massage therapist, and acupuncture as much as 5 times a week each. I couldn’t exercise because the pain was so bad. My back and neck issues were literally taking over my life. After an MRI and CAT scan, I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc disease and slight scoliosis… it was time to look at other alternatives. If I didn’t, then things will only continue to get worse.
I went shopping for a mattress. I was of course done with memory foam mattresses. I tried other coil mattresses, however they too were not helping. I then came across Technogel in an online forum. It really intrigued me that that this gel product that was invented by the big pharma Bayer and claimed to be a state of the art product. I purchased my mattress and had it delivered. The $5000 that I paid was difficult to swallow, but I was desperate and simply had to try it. Besides, does cost matter when it comes to sleeping and living a better life?
The first night I hated my mattress along with the next 2 weeks that came by, but I gave it time. As it turns out, the mattress was actually providing the support that I needed to correct the imperfections and scar tissue. The gel, which is 100% nontoxic and “biocompatible” was providing support and correcting my issues. The “3D Formation” as they call it was doing exactly that Technogel described and provided the proper comfort & support that I required. It really was the conforming product that I needed.
Here I am now one year and I have not been to chiropractor, taken any anti-inflammatories, or pain relief medication for my problems. After 18 years of pain and suffering, my Technogel Mattress has literally changed my life.

07 May 2022 00:59
  • BillyIdol
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I also tried Technogel Favola. It was so great for the back, but the side sleep felt ok. I simply felt that the Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Firm was more comfortable. Luxe felt great on my back and side…so I eliminated Technogel. But if you are looking….I would try it out. Technoge Estasi was even softer.

John
01 Jan 2020 20:40
  • Octonion
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Hello,
It looks like this is THE thread for pillows. A lot of the links keep referring back to this thread (in fact some of them are self/circular referrals within this thread).
After reading through all the pages, it looks like there isn't any overwhelming choice for pillow.
1) I find the wool pillow from DIY Natural bedding quite appealing:
tmu.best/ckxwt/product/wool-pillow-kit/
They offer customization in terms of firmness and size and has the best price of all wool pillows.

2) There is some good feedback about Obasan wool pillow in this thread. I will try this at Urban Mattress this week before deciding. From the info, this looks very similar to above DIY's pillow but at a higher price.

3) Casper Pillow is being advertised as the one to support all sleep positions which I would need, as I don't always sleep 100% on the back or on the side and it is a combination of the two.

Please let me know if there is any other good pillows to look at.

My experience with pillows so far:
a) I currently have Oxygen Pillow from Berkeley Ergonomics and it has lost lot of its support and it is sagging greatly just like the double coiled Berekeley Ergonomics mattress after 3 years of use which I am in the process of throwing out and replacing. Due to this I would like avoid latex or latex shredded pillow.
b) I also have Down alternative pillows from Bed Bath and Beyond. Not good enough, but currently using this instead of Oxygen pillow.

c) I have tried Technogel Vive mattress and the mattress has good cooling properties and but it definitely sinks after 5 to 6 hours of sleep causing back pain and so I returned it back. In that process I didn't find the contour/shape of the Technogel pillow comfortable. Also the cooling effect is only noticeable in the first hour or so after which it warms up to body temperature.

d) Not a big fan of memory foam pillows as they usually heat up after lying in the same position for sometime.
08 Jul 2019 08:17
  • DeAngelis
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Thank you for your input Phoenix.
I have bought two pillows to make sure I’m in proper alignment the first one is the Brentwood home adjustable latex and tencil pillow the other is technogel low profile memory foam cooling pillow. I thought I was having hot flashes the latex topper was sooo hot. Any way I prefer the adjustable latex pillow.
I do not know the density of the novaform topper I couldn’t find any info on it. It seems very soft though.
Here is a link to the current model Costco sells

www.costco.com/Novaform-ComfortLuxe-Gel-Memory-Foam-Mattress-Topper.product.100115178.html

I keep switching my toppers to see what kind of a difference it makes in how I feel. Today I woke up with stiffness from my mid back all the way to my low back with the novaform.

Without it, just the mattress no topper I had no lower back pain and only pain in my upper back and shoulder area.

Do you feel the nova form is too soft and the mattress is too hard? What type of topper would you suggest.
I feel like memory foam is also quite hot! I like to keep my blankets on as I sleep better with weight on me.

I was also looking into the sleep ez system you have listed on your site... do you think this type of bed would be more accommodating to my pain issues.
Because this bed is a split king does that eliminate the motion transfer you feel with latex? When I test the no split latex bed in the store they feel like a bowl of jello. I do think the soft talalay latex feels nice though .
When I go to the mattress stores in town they all seem to want to put me on a soft tempurpedic. My major issue with this is first cost . $5600!!! For a king and second they feel great to lay on In The store but so does my soft memory foam... I need to feel great 8 hours later . Hard to test in the store .
I have had 3 chiropractic adjustments and 7 weeks of physical
Therapy to try and address this. Neither has made one bit of improvement which is why I believe it’s the mattress...
03 Jul 2018 22:49
  • phoenix
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Hi Robert101.

So I started researching to see if i can purchase just the gel and then i can customize the layers underneath to my liking. i came across companies that made gel mattresses in the past (sherwood evosleep) as well as companies that produce sheets of gel for medical purposes as well as gel bed topper(Action, Akton and others). Are these gels the same concept that is used by technogel?
as you see in the link here from technogel stating that their gel is not comparable to the other gels on the market.is that so?



We’ve discussed some of this in in the topic “ Anyone own a techno gel mattress ” … but to add a bit more color ... Technogel and Akton are similar using a solid gel layer/membrane based on claims it provides temperature and pressure relief. The type that is used in the Evosleep is a solid gel (not mixed into another type of foam) which is the most expensive and effective type of gel. Elastomeric polyurethane gels are a very strong, elastic, and durable materials with unique properties such as including being viscoelastic and thermally conductive. It is generally used in a thin layer on top and then other types of materials are used underneath it (such as memory foam or polyfoam). Action appears to sell Mattress Gel overlays and as far as we know Technogel sells it gel technology for mattresses only as a component in mattresses. There is a slight caution from Mattress Makers of our Trusted Members about Technogel’s cooling abilities in post # 16 here and there is more about gels in post #2 here .

You are correct that Action’s primary target market has been in hospital and home medical products. Technogel is broadly distributed as a component in select models of several mattress brands. I do not have personal experience with Technogel to compare with but it would seem that if you are looking to create a DIY mattress that uses a gel layer, Action would be the most direct path.

in addition, above the mattress and gel I would like to use a mattress topper for breathability (moisture wicking & temp regulating)and comfort purposes not for protection. I folded 2 comforters in half and placed it on top of the gel and was still able to feel the gel's comfort so thats not a concern. the standard pad/topper recommended would be a wool & cotton. However, there are others (horsehair, silk,linen,cashmere,coir,mohair etc.). Which fiber or combination of fibers would be the best for breathability and comfort (not looking at expense as an issue) ?


Natural materials and latex foam are most widely recognized for their breathability and comfort. It’s really a matter of personal comfort. Wool, cotton, latex and horsehair/mohare are available in thicknesses that allow for comfort, as well as breathability. Coir is very firm and not a comfort material. Mohair (horsetail hair) is not used as a comfort material. Silk, linen, cashmere are yarns included in fabrics. That often encase materials such as cotton, wool, etc.

Are some of the specialty materials i listed prior just a luxury item that they add to expensive items to make it special and not really superior in comfort/breathability?


Yes, some of the materials you list are viewed to be luxury items based on their cost. On a personal note I would find difficult to justify the price unless there was something about it that was clearly superior to your other options and not just a small difference. The comfort factor is one of personal preference and may be appealing to some or indifferent /unsuitable for others.
Based my own personal sense of “value” I would have a hard time justifying a mattress that was over twice the price of some similar thickness all latex mattresses… If a latex mattress (or any other material) can get someone to 90% of their "ideal" in terms of needs and preferences (including temperature regulation) ... then… would an extra 5% improvement really be worth it? (I doubt that any mattress would meet all of someone’s changing needs and preferences all of the time which would be 100%)

the mattress underground would surely relate to me being fussy- as the mattress is the place one spends the most time on and small details can make a huge difference :) i really appreciate your guidance throughout my research :) !!!


You’re very welcome! :) And if you have a chance to test a few of these gels and materials and compare them I'd love to hear your feedback though about any more specific differences that you felt in terms of pressure relief, alignment, or the "feel" between them and also in terms of "coolness" as this property seems to be a bit overrated.

Phoenix
02 Jul 2018 18:33
  • Robert101
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Hello again,

As I mentioned previously in a different post , I bought a technogel Vive mattress (with a trial period) as i was very intrigued by the pressure relief ability of the gel that they use. After sleeping on it, I came to the conclusion that I like the gel layer on top however the layers underneath, which is a combo of latex and memory foam, is not my ideal combo and would prefer it differently.

So I started researching to see if i can purchase just the gel and then i can customize the layers underneath to my liking. i came across companies that made gel mattresses in the past (sherwood evosleep) as well as companies that produce sheets of gel for medical purposes as well as gel bed topper(Action, Akton and others).
Are these gels the same concept that is used by technogel?

as you see in the link here from technogel stating that their gel is not comparable to the other gels on the market.is that so?

in addition, above the mattress and gel I would like to use a mattress topper for breathability (moisture wicking & temp regulating)and comfort purposes not for protection. I folded 2 comforters in half and placed it on top of the gel and was still able to feel the gel's comfort so thats not a concern. the standard pad/topper recommended would be a wool & cotton. However, there are others (horsehair, silk,linen,cashmere,coir,mohair etc.).
Which fiber or combination of fibers would be the best for breathability and comfort (not looking at expense as an issue) ?
Are some of the specialty materials i listed prior just a luxury item that they add to expensive items to make it special and not really superior in comfort/breathability?

the mattress underground would surely relate to me being fussy- as the mattress is the place one spends the most time on and small details can make a huge difference :) i really appreciate your guidance throughout my research :) !!!

thank you,
Robert
15 Jun 2018 04:13
  • sghokie
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I tried a cover but didn't like it so I dont use one. My technogel has a removable cover that is fairly easy to zip off and back on.
14 Jun 2018 20:03
  • Robert101
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HI Again,

We tried the Technogel Viva mattress in the showroom and liked it very much. we preferred it over an all latex mattress (which we still like) - so we decided to go ahead and purchase it with a 90 day trial. In addition, we read the reviews here on their later models being durable and company backs their product

any additional insights you may have on technogel would be appreciated.

we would like to cover our mattress with a cover/topper for additional comfort/sweat reduction and to protect the mattress. We do not want it to be to thick as we still want to feel the gel but not too thin as that might not provide additional comfort.
What is the difference between a cotton, wool or silk mattress cover? we saw washable wool covers- doesn't wool get ruined when washed?

one more thing i was wondering if you can explain more about pillows made from kapok or buckwheat
18 Jan 2018 19:13
  • sghokie
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The one I have now does have a firm edge, the original one I had did not have a firm edge.
I really like the version I have. It is important to realize with technogel their older versions may not be as good as newer versions.
I have had mine for about 2 years and it was the latest version 2 years ago.
18 Jan 2018 16:57
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Hey bedbegone,

You didn't mention which Technogel mattress you purchased, but they generally don't have any sort of edge reinforcement system (I think there is one model that has a 2" racetrack system), and as most of their models use a polyfoam core you can feel more like you are "sliding out" of the side of your product, especially after it beaks in a bit. You might notice this more with one of the models using latex or memory foam they offer. You can get a similar feel along the edge from memory foam mattresses (such as Tempurpedic) or even all-latex systems. As you've only had the mattress for a week, it still has not lost it's false firmness and I'm guessing the wear pattern is a bit different on your side than on your wife's. You'd also of course want to make sure that there is no sagging in the foundation under the mattress on your side.

And I think that sghokie was referencing that they personally would buy another Techogel if they needed a new bed. I don't think it was advice for you to go out and replace your current Technogel mattress. ;)

I hope that helps!

Jeff Scheuer, The Beducator
Beducation / Mattress To Go
18 Jan 2018 12:15
  • bedbegone
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Hi, Im new here so I will try to convey my issue with my new techno gel. It was an exchange from Sealy King adjustable and I just didn't like being on a twin and sinking in the middle. So we went back and they were nice to us and asked us to look around and we settle on Technogel over Temperpudic. I thought Technogel was firmer. It has been a week and my side of the bed sinks when I roll out of bed. I tried my wife's side of the bed and it was firmer. I may give it another week before I raise the issue with salesperson, but I will give him a call to let him know my situation. I hope this bed works!
29 Jul 2017 15:50
  • jbzzz
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Hello! Husband and I are on the everlasting hunt to find the right mattress. First tried Brooklyn Bedding. That was about a year and a half ago and I can't remember any more what we hated, but we both hated it. Then we started using my 12 year old tempurpedic which once upon a time was wonderful, but had become way too soft. The sagging of my hips (back sleeper, 5'11", 130lbs) was causing muscle spasms and pinched nerves. Recently tried a keetsa mattress, went for their second most firm mattress so that the hips/pelvis had enough support. Found it to be wonderful for eliminating low back pain but instead created excruciating middle back/rib cage pain. We tried a 3" topper we had on hand already, and had the hip sagging problem again. Bought a cheap 1.5" foam topper just to get ourselves through the required time period before returning the keetsa. This solved my husband's issues but still allowed my hips/pelvis to sink too far. I ended up folding a bath towel and placing it from my lower lumbar area down to below my upper thigh. Then I reinforced under my pelvis directly with an additional folded hand towel. This way it was soft enough on my middle/upper back so that it wasn't flattening out my upper curve like it was without the topper, and yet was firmer and lifted the hips and pelvis, so it wasn't sagging. Not comfortable, but generally eliminated the pain. We ordered a Technogel Armonia mattress to replace it after feeling wonderful on it in the store. Unfortunately we are experiencing that same problem with the keetsa--great hip and pelvis support, too hard on the middle back/rib cage.

Any ideas on a different type of thin topper (maybe a different material?) that would cause less sagging of the hips, while softening things up for the upper back enough so that the natural curve of the upper back isn't being squashed flat?

We're getting a little desperate and tired! Also hoping to not own more than three mattress toppers. Which sounds ridiculous!
15 Sep 2016 21:38
  • Mikey604
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What is the difference between the comfort revolution gel pillows and the TechnoGel pillows?

Aren't they just gel with different marketing claims?

Or does TechnoGel just do it correctly and the rest are imitators?
02 Aug 2016 18:11
  • sghokie
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I have to say that the latest version of the technogel mattress is really good. I am very pleased with it 5 months in on mine. I am very happy that I have it.
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