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09 Jun 2016 13:06
  • Synd95
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Hi again

It's been 3 years since we bought out mattress at Fox. It is still in perfect shape and we are as comfortable as the day we purchased it! Amazing it truly is like new.

I cannot sing the praises of Fox Mattress any louder. They came through with what they promised and here we are 3 years later and everything is still true. You absolutely can't go wrong if you take the time and spend the effort to try out mattresses, ask questions and (I know this sounds silly) but stick your nose in the mattress materials to see if you get any scent from them. I'm super sensitive to smells and when I have to sleep on a memory foam mattress when away from home, I can't stand the smell. Once the foam comes in contact with body heat, the smell (to me) is unbearable. Fox let me go into their warehouse and let me smell all their materials. I know they thought I was crazy but there is NO SMELL from our bed and never has been.

Good luck finding the perfect bed. Sleep is way too important to make the wrong choice.

Cyndi.
09 Jun 2016 12:21
  • maximizedmom77
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Hi again! We still have not bought a mattress. If you were to choose between golden mattress from jax mattress and a mattress from fox mattress, would fox be a much better choice?

If we go to fox, I really hope they will be extremely knowledgeable in knowing what a good fit is for my husband and me.
31 May 2016 19:10
  • phoenix
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Hi AliMusa,

Most platform beds don't need a foundation but you can still add a foundation on top of the slats as an option if you prefer the extra height.

You could also add some risers under the legs of your bedframe ( see here for some examples).

A layer of ultra firm foam on top of the slats under your mattress (the firmer the better so that it doesn't compromise the support under your mattress) can also add some extra height.

You could also use taller legs or adjustable legs under a steel bedframe or you could use taller legs attached directly under a foundation (see post #8 here ).

You could also build your own platform bed and customize the height to your preferences as well. There are some DIY platform bed designs linked near the end of post #1 here .

Phoenix
26 Feb 2016 17:31
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Hi twice,

I've been having a bit of a princess and a pea thing happening, where nothing seems right. BUT! I just stayed at a friends for about two weeks, and he had an older ikea mattress that was dreamy. He didn't remember what it was, but we figured out that he got it in 2013, so were able to backtrack it to the Sultan Finnvik, thanks to archive.org.

Ikea doesn't make that model anymore. But I was able to find out it's specs: Comfort material: 100 % lamb's wool, High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft, Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding. I am not sure if it means which layer was the top or bottom, but I'm guessing the 3.1lbs memory foam was on top? Because it's memory foam?


The wayback machine is certainly a useful tool that I often use myself.

Like all the Ikea memory foam mattresses ... the Finnvik used 3.1 lb memory foam in the comfort layer which is a lower quality/density and less durable material than I would suggest considering (see the quality/durability guidelines here ) and it would be normal that lower quality/density memory foam will soften much more and more rapidly than higher quality/density versions of memory foam so even a new mattress that had a very similar design would feel significantly different than the same mattress that someone has slept on for years.

I haven't been able to do much in-store mattress testing because the twisting motion of getting out of bed is really painful. I haven't really been able to do PPP because of that. When I did try a few, my husband wasn't with me to see my spine alignment. The two beds I found when I did try shopping around were Beauty Rest Okauchee Lake Plush, followed by the Fox Point Luxury Firm (it didn't feel firm to me, just different), then the Lac La Belle Pillow Top, although I was not overly excited by this one. I know the score about there being issues with poor materials and cost due to the brand not quality, but I thought I'd throw that out there to give some idea of what direction my body is going.

I've tried my best to follow along with the guides here. I've got a very tight budget, which of course does not make bed buying easy at all. I found a few more expensive beds that I like, I seem to be leaning towards plush/soft beds. $500 is the most I could scrape together, though I'd prefer to spend less. I just spent a couple weeks on a great ikea mattress, and need help finding something similar.

The closest I could find to the Sultan Finnvik was the Myrbacka Firm. It isn't identical, though, it lists the make up as: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft, High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft., 100 % lamb's wool
There is an additional layer there that the Sultan Finnvik doesn't have. I'm not sure what to make of that. Also concerned because it's listed as "firm". The medium firm is actually a latex model, containing: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Synthetic latex, High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft., 100 % lamb's wool

The closest in price point and build is the Ikea Matrand, which seems to do the same thing, breaking out latex as medium firm and firm is all foam.
Matrand Medium Firm: Comfort material: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Synthetic latex, Polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft.
Matrand Firm: Comfort material: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft, Polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft:

I'm not beholden to Ikea either, other than I know my friends mattress was a dream. Can I look for mattresses with similar specs from, say, amazon?


I would also keep in mind that there are also no "standard" definitions or consensus of opinions for firmness ratings and different manufacturers can rate their mattresses very differently than others so a mattress that one manufacturer rates as being a specific firmness could be rated very differently by another manufacturer. Different people can also have very different perceptions of firmness and softness compared to others as well and a mattress that feels firm for one person can feel like "medium" for someone else or even "soft" for someone else (or vice versa) depending on their body type, sleeping style, physiology, their frame of reference based on what they are used to, and their individual sensitivity and perceptions. There are also different types of firmness and softness that different people may be sensitive to that can affect how they "rate" a mattress as well (see post #15 here ) so different people can also have very different opinions on how two mattresses compare in terms of firmness and and some people may rate one mattress as being firmer than another and someone else may rate them the other way around. This is all relative and very subjective and is as much an art as a science.

There is also more information in post #9 here about the different ways that one mattress can "match" or "approximate" another one. Every layer and component in a mattress (including the cover and any quilting materials) will affect the feel and performance of every other layer and component and the mattress "as a whole" so unless you are able to find another mattress that uses exactly the same type of materials, components, cover, layer thicknesses, layer firmnesses, and overall design (which would be very unlikely) then there really isn't a reliable way to match one mattress to another one in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP based on the specifications of the mattresses (even assuming that you can find out all the specifications you would need for both mattresses you are comparing in the first place).

Mattress manufacturers generally try to differentiate their mattress from the mattresses made by other manufacturers and don't normally try to "match" another mattress that is made by a different manufacturer so unless a manufacturer specifically says in their description of a mattress that one of their mattresses in the same general category is specifically designed to "match" or "approximate" another one in terms of firmness or "feel" and PPP and/or they are very familiar with both mattresses and can provide reliable guidance about how they compare based on the "averages" of a larger group of people that have compared them (different people may have very different opinions about how two mattresses compare) ... the only reliable way to know for certain how two mattresses would compare for you in terms of how they "feel" or in terms of firmness or PPP (regardless of anyone else's opinions of how they compare which may be different from your own) would be based on your own careful testing or actual sleeping experience on both of them.

I know you've read the tutorial but two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort" and PPP that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

When you can't test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed phone conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart and who can help "talk you through" the specifics of their mattresses and the properties and "feel" of the materials they are using (fast or slow response, resilience, firmness etc) and the options they have available that may be the best "match" for you based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done or mattresses you have slept on and liked or other mattresses you are considering that they are familiar with, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about "matching" their specific mattress designs and firmness levels to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences (or to other mattresses that they are familiar with) than anyone else.

Because your own personal experience is the only way to know for certain whether any mattress will be a good "match" for you in terms of your specific criteria and PPP ... the exchange/return policy (and any costs involved) can also be a more important part of the "value" of an online purchase just in case (and in spite of the "best judgement" of everyone involved) the choice you make doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for.

What about other places? Any other recommendations? I would ideally like to keep the price around $300, but know that may not be possible.


There are some very general guidelines about what to expect in different budget ranges in this article . Your budget certainly doesn't leave much room to buy a mattress that uses good quality and durable materials but if you are considering online choices then some of the better lower budget options I'm aware of that would be worth considering are listed at the end of post #4 here and the other online lists it links to.

If you let me know your city or zip code I'd also be happy to let you know about any of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area that may be worth considering as well.

Phoenix
26 Feb 2016 16:06
  • twice
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Greetings all. New here, though I've done my best to read up. I need a new mattress, I have chronic pain, at least in part due to a herniated thoracic hernation. My old bed had a 25+ year old mattress on a frame and foundation that was ~100 years old. Money is tight, my injury put me out of work and only my husband is working. So we have to keep it cheap by necessity.

I've been having a bit of a princess and a pea thing happening, where nothing seems right. BUT! I just stayed at a friends for about two weeks, and he had an older ikea mattress that was dreamy. He didn't remember what it was, but we figured out that he got it in 2013, so were able to backtrack it to the Sultan Finnvik , thanks to archive.org.

Ikea doesn't make that model anymore. But I was able to find out it's specs: Comfort material: 100 % lamb's wool, High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft, Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding. I am not sure if it means which layer was the top or bottom, but I'm guessing the 3.1lbs memory foam was on top? Because it's memory foam?

Aside from not knowing what the modern equivalent, there is another possible problem - my friend said that it had softened up significantly since he got it, and he said it was much firmer when he first got it. If he weren't halfway across the country, I would just buy him a new mattress and take his. That worries me - specifically that I won't be able to find something that is soft enough now, or that something that is will be too soft down the road.

I've tried my best to follow along with the guides here. I've got a very tight budget, which of course does not make bed buying easy at all. I found a few more expensive beds that I like, I seem to be leaning towards plush/soft beds. $500 is the most I could scrape together, though I'd prefer to spend less. I just spent a couple weeks on a great ikea mattress, and need help finding something similar.

I haven't been able to do much in-store mattress testing because the twisting motion of getting out of bed is really painful. I haven't really been able to do PPP because of that. When I did try a few, my husband wasn't with me to see my spine alignment. The two beds I found when I did try shopping around were Beauty Rest Okauchee Lake Plush, followed by the Fox Point Luxury Firm (it didn't feel firm to me, just different), then the Lac La Belle Pillow Top, although I was not overly excited by this one. I know the score about there being issues with poor materials and cost due to the brand not quality, but I thought I'd throw that out there to give some idea of what direction my body is going.

I purchased a costco Sealy mattress "Chantelle" that seemed fine in the store but is JUST TOO HARD. It was labeled as a "cushion firm", but I had high hopes because it felt find in the store and the cushion part seemed okay.Even a mattress topper only makes it slightly bearable. Prior to that, I tried a very cheap mattress from amazon, the 8" Contour Signature Sleep - it was far too soft. I knew it was a long shot that it would help, but I had hopes that anything was better than my old mattress. I was wrong.

The closest I could find to the Sultan Finnvik was the Myrbacka Firm . It isn't identical, though, it lists the make up as: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft, High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft., 100 % lamb's wool
There is an additional layer there that the Sultan Finnvik doesn't have. I'm not sure what to make of that. Also concerned because it's listed as "firm". The medium firm is actually a latex model , containing: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Synthetic latex, High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft., 100 % lamb's wool

The closest in price point and build is the Ikea Matrand, which seems to do the same thing, breaking out latex as medium firm and firm is all foam.
Matrand Medium Firm : Comfort material: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Synthetic latex, Polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft.
Matrand Firm : Comfort material: Polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding, Polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft, Polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft:

I'm not beholden to Ikea either, other than I know my friends mattress was a dream. Can I look for mattresses with similar specs from, say, amazon? What about other places? Any other recommendations? I would ideally like to keep the price around $300, but know that may not be possible.
16 Feb 2016 11:12
  • KayT
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Hi KayT,

We ended up going over our budget, but I think we made the perfect choice. I can't wait to get them! I'll update after I receive them and have had a chance to sleep on them.

Our experience at Fox Mattress was wonderful. John and Chelsea were extremely helpful and patient with us. There was absolutely zero sales pressure. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.


Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and feedback about Fox Mattress and for letting us know what you ended up deciding ... and congratulations on your new mattress and adjustable base :)

You certainly made some good choices and I'm looking forward to an update once you've received everything and have had the chance to sleep on them for a bit.

Phoenix


Update:

We received our mattresses and S-Cape+ on 1/22. The delivery experience was great. The men removed our old Sleep Number bed (I had already detached the pump and deflated the mattresses) and were very careful not to bump into anything on the way out. They were equally careful bringing the heavy S-Cape bases in and setting them up on the hardwood floor. They were extremely accomodating while I had them make small adjustments in the placement so it was "just right" and placed the furniture protectors under all the legs - not a small feat once it was in place, since two of the feet were in the middle.

It only took three nights for me to adjust to the bed (hubby adjusted immediately), and that was due to user error. It was delivered in the afternoon, and I didn't let the mattresses air out before I made the bed. The smell was so strong that I had a hard time sleeping. The next morning, I stripped the bed, sprinkled baking powder all over the mattresses, and turned the ceiling fan on (it was damp and rainy, so I couldn't open the windows). Right after dinner, I vacuumed up the baking powder and remade the bed, and the smell was hardly noticable.

Night #2 I used a pillow that was a great addition to my pile of pillows I had to use to elevate my upper body with my old bed, but completely wrong for an elevated adjustable bed. I woke up with such a stiff neck that I could hardly turn my head!

Night #3 I tried each of my pillows and chose the one (very expensive contour pillow) that felt the best. I woke up the next morning feeling much better, and I've used that one every night since with absolutely no neck ache.

I LOVE THIS BED!!!!!!!!!! The latex feels incredible. It's soft and cushy but also has support. Zero pressure points. Even my husband, who wasn't at all concerned about which mattress I chose, woke up after night #2 and said, "Wow, this bed is comfortable!"

The adjustable bed is amazing. I'm so glad I got one with underbed lighting - no more flashlights to get to the bathroom! - and massage. I use the massage every night, and when I have time in the morning, I get my cup of coffee, crawl back into bed with my head and feet elevated, and have my morning coffee with a massage. Such a great way to start the day!

My husband, who swore he would never use the adjustable, now raises his head at night - no more snoring!

Bonus #1: One of our small dogs used to sleep between our pillows. With both heads raised at different levels, he can't do that anymore. No more arguing over who got the wrong end of the dog!

Bonus #2: The cat used to get under the bed and (warning: it's gross) hack up hairballs, which is extremely difficult to clean up. The first time the cat went under the S-Cape, my husband turned on the underbed lighting. The cat freaked and ran out, and hasn't placed as much as a paw under the bed since.

The only downside: The cat, who hasn't slept in our bed in years, came to investigate the "purring" sound coming from the bed, and discovered how incredibly comfortable it is. He now sleeps with us every night too. Two people + two dogs + one cat is a tad crowded. :)
24 Jan 2016 17:39
  • phoenix
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Hi Joefox,

We'll be testing this out over the next week or so. Are there any cautions to worry about in this topper? We do not mind returning something that will not last. There are mixed reviews online about this topper. Mostly good but some saying too hot and permenant dipping (does not expand in areas). I'm wondering if some of the bad ones are just bad lemons? A bad batch of material?

We' just opened it to have it expand for a few hours before testing it. Any thoughts of the quality, the good and bad of this topper would be great! Thank you.


I can't speak to how any mattress/topper will "feel" for someone else because this is too subjective and relative to different body types, sleeping positions, and individual preferences, sensitivities, and circumstances so the only way to know whether your topper will be a good match for you in combination with your mattress in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP will be based on your own personal experience.

The ones that don't fully expand may be because they have been compressed too long in a warehouse before shipping but if this happens to your topper then you can just return it.

As I mentioned in my last reply ... memory foam in general (including gel memory foam) will tend to sleep warmer for some people than other types of foam materials but the gel can have some benefits in terms of surface temperature and cooling when you first go to sleep at night although the benefits tend to be temporary and don't generally last over the course of the night.

The Costco description doesn't mention the density of the topper so I can't make any comments about it's quality or durability because the density of a memory foam topper is the single most important factor in the durability of memory foam and how long it will maintain its comfort and support relative to other types and densities of materials. Having said that ... if the mattress/topper combination is a good match for you in terms of PPP then when it softens or breaks down and you are no longer sleeping well on the combination you can always replace just the topper without replacing the mattress so the durability of a memory foam topper may not be as important as it would be if the same material was part of the mattress itself and was inside the mattress cover.

Phoenix
20 Jan 2016 13:39
  • estcstm3
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Looking for mattress good stores in the Melbourne Florida area (32903). We currently have a king size icomfort Serta, that is a terrible mattress. Its supposed to be memory foam but has created two giant indentations where both my wife and i sleep. We jokingly say that we cant cuddle because we are stuck in the pit...... its highly disappointing since we paid about 1600 for it!

Anyways i like a firmer mattress so I wasn't really feeling the memory foam, but we have two young kids so having a mattress that doesn't disrupt the person next to you has been a nice feature (maybe the only nice feature). Anyways any stores or mattress we should be checking out in our Area? I only saw fox mattress in Daytona listed on your membership list but thats almost 100 miles away. Thanks again! How do you feel about the Original Mattress Factory?
19 Jan 2016 21:28
  • phoenix
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Hi Joefox,

Our mattresses are too firm and we knew this when we bought it. But now we're looking to soften it up a bit. I was looking to buy a 2 inch memory foam mattress topper to soften it up. Will I sink into my mattress if I do this? Which foam topper will be good to achieve what I'm looking for?


If you buy a soft memory foam topper then it will soften up the mattress and you will sink into the mattress a little deeper than you are now yes.

If the only issue with a mattress is that it is too firm and there are no soft spots or sagging in the mattress then a good quality topper can certainly be an effective way to add some additional softness, "comfort" and pressure relief to your sleeping system but the only way to know whether a specific mattress/topper combination is a good "match" for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your Personal preferences) is based on your own careful testing or personal experience on the combination. If you can't test the combination in person then there is always some risk and uncertainty involved in adding a topper because the specifics of the mattress itself along with your own body type, sleeping position, and preferences can affect which specific topper would be a suitable choice on any specific mattress.

There is more information about choosing a topper in post #2 here and the topper guidelines it links to which along with a conversation with a reliable and knowledgeable supplier that can provide you with good information about how their toppers compare to each other or to other toppers they are familiar with that are available on the market can help you use your sleeping experience as a reference point and guideline to help you choose the type, thickness, and firmness for a topper that has the least possible risk and the best chance for success. It also includes a link to a list of some of the better online sources for toppers I'm aware of and a link to the online suppliers that have good exchange/return policies as well.

a 2" topper would certainly be a fairly "average" choice that will generally provide a "little to a fair bit" of additional softness and pressure relief to your sleeping system.

If a mattress/topper combination turns out to be a good "match" for you in terms of "comfort and PPP then it also has the advantage of being able to replace just the topper without replacing the entire mattress if it softens or breaks down before the upper foam layers in the mattress (which is very likely because the upper layers of a sleeping system tend to soften or break down before the deeper layers) or if your needs or preferences change over time and a topper can also help extend the useful life of the mattress underneath it as well which in the case of your Serta may also be helpful because it uses some relatively low quality/density materials that can soften or break down more quickly than the higher quality/density materials that I would normally suggest.

There are three layers of mattress all wrapped together to make the mattress. The top blue layer is very soft. I'm afraid of buying a mattress topper and lose the benefits of the cool blue foam layer. Should I buy a topper and install it under the blue foam?


No ... I would suggest using a topper on top of your mattress and not taking your mattress apart. The "cool blue" memory foam in your Genius only has limited benefits in terms of temperature regulation anyway and there are many other gel memory foam toppers (or even some non gel memory foam toppers) that would be similar to the memory foam in your mattress in terms of sleeping temperature. Having said that ... memory foam or gel memory foam will tend to sleep warmer than other more breathable types of foam materials and softer comfort layers that allow you to sink into the mattress more deeply can also be more insulating and sleep warmer than firmer comfort layers as well. There is more information about gel memory foam and other types of gel materials in post #2 here .

It's not possible to quantify the sleeping temperature of a mattress for any particular person with any real accuracy because there are so many variables involved including the type of mattress protector and the sheets and bedding that you use (which in many cases can have just as significant an effect on temperature as the type of foam in a mattress) and on where you are in the "oven to iceberg" range and because there is no standardized testing for temperature regulation with different combinations of materials but there is more about the many variables that can affect the sleeping temperature of a mattress or sleeping system in post #2 here that can help you choose the types of materials and components that are most likely to keep you in a neutral and more comfortable temperature range.

Buying a whole new mattress at this point wouldn't be something we're into atm. My wife and I own the adjustable base cal-king split with two twin Serta genius mattresses. We bought the whole thing used (3 months used) for $700. We do have the receipt. Can Serta help with an exchange? I'm guessing not but any help would be much appreciated by you. Thank you kindly.


Any comfort exchange would be provided by a retailer that sells a mattress not by the manufacturer of the mattress. They are generally for a relatively short period of time that is only long enough to decide whether your mattress is a suitable choice in terms of firmness and PPP. The manufacturer is the one that provides the warranty coverage that would apply to your mattress but warranties only cover manufacturing defectsand don't cover any "comfort" issues. A good retailer that you purchase from will generally work with you to expedite any warranty claim.

Having said that ... when you purchase a used mattress then there would be no comfort exchange and there also wouldn't be any warranty coverage on your mattress so buying a used mattress is very much "buyer beware" (see post #2 here ).

Phoenix
16 Jan 2016 13:17
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Hi mattress_advice,

The current mattress I have is a Simmons Hospitality mattress, and I am wondering if it is possible to have it cut open, and have the foam stuff removed and replaced with a layer of cotton and wool. It has a 1,000 coil count and I'd like to keep using that if possible.

I live in Orlando. Are there any such professionals who do this? What should I be looking for? Or am I better off just buying yet another mattress?


It may be worth calling Fox Mattress or Atlas Mattress Factory in the Orlando list here and ask them if they can remove the memory foam and rebuild your mattress.

If they don't and the only other alternative would be to dispose of your mattress then there is more about mattress surgery in post #2 here and the posts it links to that may be helpful.

If you do decide to try and "rebuild" your mattress it would probably be easier to replace your memory foam layers with polyfoam or latex than to replace them with cotton or wool which can be much more tricky to work with.

Phoenix
14 Jan 2016 18:56
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Hi Chief,

Thanks for the update ... I appreciate it.

I did have a question. I've been sleeping on my side more and my shoulders get a little sore. I emailed Fox Mattress and they suggested I get a high quality, high density foam topper, 2 inches or less. They have one, but it doesn't sound like they ship and I won't be in the area for a while.

Does anyone know of a place where I can order a good one online that will ship to me? Thanks.


A 2" topper would certainly make sense and would provide "a little to a fair bit" of additional softness and pressure relief and would be a very common choice in terms of thickness. Thinner may not be "enough" and thicker may have some additional risk in terms of support/alignment. I'm not sure which type of topper you are considering but I would call and talk with them both to discuss the different options that they may have available and to find out for sure whether they can ship a topper to you.

If they don't ship their toppers or if you wish to consider other topper options then there is more information about choosing a topper in post #2 here and the topper guidelines it links to which along with a conversation with a reliable supplier that can provide you with good information about how their toppers compare to each other or to other toppers they are familiar with that are available on the market can help you use your sleeping experience as a reference point and guideline to help you choose the type, thickness, and firmness for a topper that has the least possible risk and the best chance for success. It also includes a link to a list of some of the better online sources for toppers I'm aware of and a link to the online suppliers that have good exchange/return policies as well.

Phoenix
14 Jan 2016 18:02
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It's been almost a year and a half and all is well.

I did have a question. I've been sleeping on my side more and my shoulders get a little sore. I emailed Fox Mattress and they suggested I get a high quality, high density foam topper, 2 inches or less. They have one, but it doesn't sound like they ship and I won't be in the area for a while.

Does anyone know of a place where I can order a good one online that will ship to me? Thanks.
09 Jan 2016 14:19
  • KayT
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Hi KayT,

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and feedback about Fox Mattress and for letting us know what you ended up deciding ... and congratulations on your new mattress and adjustable base :)

You certainly made some good choices and I'm looking forward to an update once you've received everything and have had the chance to sleep on them for a bit.

Phoenix


Thank you, Phoenix. I'm so glad I found this site!
09 Jan 2016 11:24
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Hi KayT,

We ended up going over our budget, but I think we made the perfect choice. I can't wait to get them! I'll update after I receive them and have had a chance to sleep on them.

Our experience at Fox Mattress was wonderful. John and Chelsea were extremely helpful and patient with us. There was absolutely zero sales pressure. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.


Thanks for taking the time to share your comments and feedback about Fox Mattress and for letting us know what you ended up deciding ... and congratulations on your new mattress and adjustable base :)

You certainly made some good choices and I'm looking forward to an update once you've received everything and have had the chance to sleep on them for a bit.

Phoenix
09 Jan 2016 10:23
  • KayT
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Jeff, thank you for your input.

When seeking answers to questions like leg height, your best route will always be to deal with the local retailer…


Well, you would think that the retailer would know the answers. After reading your post saying that Rize does offer different sizes for their legs, I seriously reconsidered the Rize Contemporary II. I called the local retailer and asked him if there were different sized legs or leg extensions for the Contemporary II. He did not know the answer. He actually suggested that I should use after-market bed risers. He also said he had a customer who planned to make his own out of a block of wood. However, he said he would call Mantua to get the answer to my question and call me back. Since I work from home and there was a good chance I wouldn't be available to answer the phone, I requested that he leave a voicemail or send me an email with the answer. He did call me back when I wasn't available, and he didn't bother to leave a voicemail.

About an hour later, I called Mantua again, this time getting a person on the line who was extremely helpful. I verified that this local retailer was authorized, and while I was at it, I asked the question about the leg heights and was told that there are, indeed, leg extensions for the Contemporary II. This all happened on Thursday, and I haven't heard back from the aforementioned local retailer since.

Yesterday my husband and I drove down to Fox Mattress near Daytona Beach. We initially spoke with John, and I told him that I was looking for a mattress suitable for an adjustable bed that I may get right away or sometime in the future. I did not ask about prices, nor did I look at the displayed prices. I wanted to evaluate the mattresses without that information clouding my judgment.

My husband is the "can sleep on anything" type, so he listened to the description of what the mattresses were made of, while I tested them out for feel. The first mattress I tried, which I believe was a coil-type mattress, felt really good. The second mattress I tried also felt good but I preferred the first between the two of them.

Then I tried mattress number three, which was latex, and I felt like Goldilocks. It was just right. I immediately loved the bouncy feel – it made me want to bounce up and down on the bed like I was a child again – and it felt heavenly!

Just for good measure, I tried a memory foam bed, and I thought it was terrible. I didn't like sinking into the mattress at all. I went back to the latex bed and knew it was the one I wanted.

Chelsea helped us with the adjustable bed selection. We chose two Leggett and Platt S-Cape Plus bases. I'm sure I could have gotten the bases for less money from an online retailer, but that would have meant two separate deliveries. I'm self-employed, and time is money. Plus, I don't trust White Glove Delivery, having who-knows-who come in to set up the bases while not damaging my hardwood floors. So I would have had to hire my local assembly people. All told, I wouldn't have saved all that much money going the online route.

We ended up going over our budget, but I think we made the perfect choice. I can't wait to get them! I'll update after I receive them and have had a chance to sleep on them.

Our experience at Fox Mattress was wonderful. John and Chelsea were extremely helpful and patient with us. There was absolutely zero sales pressure. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
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