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12 Dec 2020 20:05
  • Eagorn
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I'm currently trying out a Sleep Ez Latex Hybrid Mattress. Been sleeping on it for about a month. When it first arrived I took an excellent nap on the firmer side and was excited for a night's rest. Unfortunately I've only gotten about two nights of sleep where I woke up feeling good and not in some pain (some nights I have trouble getting comfortable throughout the night). And one of the good nights included using my wool topper on the firmer side. So basically I find the firmer side too firm especially for my side and the softer side I feel like I sink in too much.

The pain I'm getting is usually sore shoulders and lower back pain. I talked with sleep ez and they suggested I try a medium 2" talalay topper for the firm side and I've been giving that a go the last couple nights, but it still doesn't feel right. I weigh about 195 lbs and am 6ft tall. Usually a back sleeper, with occasional side sleeping.

My previous/actual current mattress was a cheaper Mattress Firm mattress that I ended up getting a wool topper for and eventually adding another wool topper so I could feel comfortable. I've had that mattress about 3 years and did get a good night's rest often, but it had started to feel like it wasn't supporting me well and also always felt too firm in a way hence the toppers. I believe from looking up it specs they are as follows:
Quilting Layers:
• Fire retardant fiber
• 2 Layers of 7/8” Super Soft Quilt Foam
• 7/16” Super Soft Quilt Foam

Comfort Layers:
• 1.75” High Density Soft Support Foam
• Gel Infused Memory Foam Zone
• Versare
• 1.75” Shock Absorbing Base Foam

Support System:
• 528/650 F/E Lura-Flex Coils
• 5.5” Foam Encased Rails


I know y'all don't give specific recommendations usually but I just wondering what direction I might wanna look in next. I've also tried the tuft and needle memory foam mattress and a Brentwood Home Oceano memory foam hybrid in the last year and wasn't a huge fan and they both felt too hard for me.

I'm somewhat limited by my local options living in Bloomington, Indiana and haven't found a mattress I thoroughly enjoy locally, but would be open to some travel. I did find one local cheaper mattress that felt pretty comfortable, but I'm worried about quality and how long it would last. Its specs listed online were:
.75" high-density quilt foam
2.5" high-density body foam
High-density gel memory foam for lumbar support
.25" firming pad
13-gauge Bonnell coil unit with 390 individual power packed wrapped coils

Anyway, I've learned a lot perusing the forum and appreciate any and all help.

Thanks,
Evan
09 Dec 2020 12:51
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uccjeb

I"m sorry to hear that the 2nd mattress did not work out for your back pain needs.

maybe it will break in a bit in this time to loosen the firmness to find a bit of comfort.

Finding the right mattress is a bit of a science but well worth it once you do find that great night sleep again

Brian
08 Dec 2020 12:44
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Welp, after about 10 days, my back is still not happy. The Richmond Hybrid is, I guess, too firm, not allowing for proper spine alignment. I'm likely going to swap it out for the 10" Gel model once I reach the 60-day mark, per their exchange policy. I'll just have to deal with it until then.
The mattress itself is very well made. It looks and feels high-quality, and it's super comfortable. It just doesn't agree with by back unfortunately. I'll update again in a few weeks, and report on the exchange policy process, etc.
04 Dec 2020 14:29
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Still Nice to be in the running from a long time TMU user to be back after 6 years.

Hi uccjeb,

Sorry we missed our window. The GhostSheets and GhostProtector are known for being a big long to help with the bed tuck in process. Plus it has GhostGrip to help it stay around the edges.

Again no worries we missed the call this time. Glad you still picked a TMU approved partner

Brian
25 Nov 2020 04:00
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Found out about this forum from R/Mattress and am asking what I asked there. I apologize if this is the incorrect format - I couldn't figure out where to ask this. I did search "lucid" and "allswell" before creating this post, but could only see 5 posts about allswell!

I'm really struggling to pick a mattress around the $500 range. I'm currently on a 17 year old cheap box spring mattress and it's MISERABLE. I added a 4" memory foam topper a few years ago and LOVE the feel of memory foam, but I'm not getting enough support since my mattress is so caved in. I have a shoulder injury, chronic pain and health issues, and lower back pain/a broken tailbone that healed weird after a fall. I'm somewhat scrawny at 5'8" and 118 pounds - I'm nearing 30, but would say I have the body of a 60+ year old health and joint wise. Oh, and I'm a stomach sleeper, but lately I'm on my side because laying flat on my bed is so painful. I know it's best to look in person but I have severe health issues and a family member with a brain tumor that puts us at risk for Covid complications, so we don't leave the house at all right now. I also lost my job due to Covid, hence the low budget.

I actually purchased a Lucid Latex Hybrid from Walmart tonight but I'm rethinking that after reading here. Have opinions on them changed at all? I kind of just gave up after being completely overwhelmed by all the information online and went with it.

The other main mattress I was considering was the Allswell Luxe. I am assuming being made by Brooklyn Bedding is a good sign.
These are the 2 least expensive and I honestly can't really afford more than that nearing $400 mark, but here are the others I was looking at:

Recommended by a redditor: comfortoption Alpha, Brooklyn Bedding Copper Dreams (I thought this was considered pretty soft for stomach sleepers?)

Tuft & Needle original, $445

Brooklyn Bowery $487

More expensive options, maybe worth figuring out if the quality/durability is that much better (I WANT to be able to get one of these but honestly it's not in the budget).:

Brooklyn signature hybrid $636 brooklynbedding.com/products/brooklyn-signature-hybrid?variant=32591736504365

SleepEZ Roma: on sale for $700
22 Nov 2020 12:00
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Just curious for understanding its level of firmness, is the topper Talalay or Dunlop latex? Have you gradually ch[soundcloud]anged sleeping positions over time, affecting how your body is interacting with the mattress's support of your body? What is your current pillow situation and has that changed at all recently?
The topper was "alternative latex" one that is advertised as 2.5lb foam material. (don't judge me lol it was highly rated on Amazon and I was desperate and wanted it within 2-3 days). No changes in position or pillows recently.


Coming from your current T&N mattress, do you prefer the feeling of on an all-foam mattress or as you're considering a hybrid, have you slept on a coil support mattress before?
I've slept on both with no issues. The T&N was my first non-spring mattress, and I was pleased with it until recently. The only issue I had was that it slept hot. To remedy that I just added a cheap gel topper and that worked fine.


I ended up going with the Hybrid from Richmond. Mainly because I was going to have to get new sheets,etc. with the Ghost, because of it's height. I called Richmond to order and they were busy (got voicemail), but he called me back about 2 minutes later and I got my order placed.

I will report back in a few weeks after I receive my new mattress.


Thanks for your thorough reply, Sensei!!
22 Nov 2020 11:27
  • Sensei
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Hey uccjeb,

Welcome back to the Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for your question.

Veteran TMU member here back in the market after my almost-6 year old Tuft and Needle suddenly started giving me lower back soreness/tightness a couple of weeks ago. I attempted to alleviate that by adding, first, a firm latex topper, and, second, a slat set for a better foundation. I know it's not "recommended" but I had been using a box spring base because I had just bought it when I bought the T&N so trying to get some use out of it (and also I am using a family heirloom antique bed frame/headboard), and it gave me no problems. Last week, I tried with and without the box spring and slats on top of the box spring even. Maybe a slight difference but still lower back tightness, so back to TMU I go!


Sorry to hear that you have suddenly developed lower back soreness/ tightness recently on your almost 6 year old Tuft and Needle mattress, that is certainly frustrating. The T&N Original/ all foam mattress is of one firmness: medium firm. Whether you use a box spring base or a slated base shouldn't make too much of a difference as long as the mattress has even support. To rule out any failure by either support base, you could try putting the mattress on the floor and testing it from there for a couple of days. Sorry to hear too that the firm latex topper addition didn't offer some pain relief as well. Just curious for understanding its level of firmness, is the topper Talalay or Dunlop latex? Have you gradually changed sleeping positions over time, affecting how your body is interacting with the mattress's support of your body? What is your current pillow situation and has that changed at all recently?

After reading through everything again and a few searches, I think I've narrowed down my choices to:
• (Richmond Bedding 10" hybrid) ichmondbedding.com/10-latex-hybrid/
• (Richmond Bedding 10" gel) richmondbedding.com/coolbreeze-10-gel-mattress/


Congrats on your new mattress shopping journey :) ! Thanks for considering TMU expert trusted member Richmond Bedding for a possible purchase. The 10" latex hybrid features a 1.5" Talalay Echo latex layer over a 1" foam transitional layer and a 6" pocket coil support base, while the 10" gel has a 2.5" memory foam comfort layer over a 7.5" HD foam foundation. These two mattresses would offer quite a difference in "feel", the talalay latex over coils would be more "lively" and uplifting, with individual coil support response reacting to movement across the mattress surface, as opposed to the memory foam/ HD foam mattress having a more slow-response/ "sinking into" feeling, as the mattress responds to your body temperature. Coming from your current T&N mattress, do you prefer the feeling of on an all-foam mattress or as you're considering a hybrid, have you slept on a coil support mattress before? You may find a read of Phoenix's articles "Mattress Comfort Layers" and "Mattress Support Cores" , as well as "Different Types and Categories of Mattresses" helpful for understanding memory foam vs. latex's properties in the comfort layers of the mattress, as well as the choices between different types of mattress constructions.

• (GhostBed) www.ghostbed.com/products/the-ghostbed
For analysis, I'm 5'10" 165lbs, muscular build, usually a sound sleeper.


Thanks too for considering TMU trusted member Ghostbed as a possible mattress purchase candidate. This 11" mattress features a 1.5" latex layer, a 2" gel memory foam layer over a 7.5" HD foam support core is also as a rated medium-firm comfort/ support mattress. Having latex over memory foam in the comfort layers is a unique pairing and one that could have an interesting "feel" with the combination of latex, a more "bouncey" material over memory foam, with its more energy absorbing "dead" feeling.

Also, I'm a little curious why T&N isn't on the member list any more? I was a tad disappointed that it didn't last longer than it did, but it was my first foam mattress to own, so wasn't sure if that's par for the course for foam or not. I do know the foam materials make a difference in the longevity.


T&N's discontinuing membership was a mutual business decision having no bearing on consumers and as such, there is no need to make this information public.

TMU does however make public the reasons for membership termination in situations concerning consumers' best interest when we cannot in clear conscience deem the company a "Trusted Member" . You can read here , for example, this instance of past announcements of business membership termination. The "reasons" are mostly connected with the company not meeting the stringent criteria that TMU has for a prospective applicant to become a Trusted Member. These may include ongoing issues of customer service, failure to disclose specs needed to assess how long a mattress would last, etc.

Rock on, TMU! I've recommended this site to many people over the past several years!

Appreciate your recommendations of the TMU to other consumers and for your support, uccjeb; rock on ;) !

Thanks,
Sensei
22 Nov 2020 09:08
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I won't be much help regarding which mattress you might want to purchase, but I wanted to share that my lower back started bothering me after only sleeping on my Tuft and Needle queen original for 5 years. I was good about rotating the mattress and even slept on both sides, since I'm single. As a last ditch effort, I turned the mattress over and slept on the other side for several months. I'm 5'6" and weigh 128 lbs, so you would think the mattress would last longer than 5 years. Oh, and the indentation isn't deep enough to qualify for the warranty. I wish I could say that I'll be purchasing another Tuft and Needle. Good luck in your mattress hunting!

Yeah, I was a little disappointed with it also. It was strange. One night, all good. Next night, back pain. Like the flip of a switch. I tried topper, flipping, rotating, as well, but it's just toast.
21 Nov 2020 17:36
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I won't be much help regarding which mattress you might want to purchase, but I wanted to share that my lower back started bothering me after only sleeping on my Tuft and Needle queen original for 5 years. I was good about rotating the mattress and even slept on both sides, since I'm single. As a last ditch effort, I turned the mattress over and slept on the other side for several months. I'm 5'6" and weigh 128 lbs, so you would think the mattress would last longer than 5 years. Oh, and the indentation isn't deep enough to qualify for the warranty. I wish I could say that I'll be purchasing another Tuft and Needle. Good luck in your mattress hunting!
21 Nov 2020 10:21
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Update: sleeping on an air mattress on the floor to help alleviate the back soreness. I can do that for a little while, but would like a more permanent solution. I even tried the air mattress on top of the existing mattress (which my kids laughed at, because it was about 5 feet tall) as a test run, and it was slightly better, but still had back tightness/soreness the next morning.
17 Nov 2020 17:28
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Hello all,

Veteran TMU member here back in the market after my almost-6 year old Tuft and Needle suddenly started giving me lower back soreness/tightness a couple of weeks ago. I attempted to alleviate that by adding, first, a firm latex topper, and, second, a slat set for a better foundation. I know it's not "recommended" but I had been using a box spring base because I had just bought it when I bought the T&N so trying to get some use out of it (and also I am using a family heirloom antique bed frame/headboard), and it gave me no problems. Last week, I tried with and without the box spring and slats on top of the box spring even. Maybe a slight difference but still lower back tightness, so back to TMU I go!

After reading through everything again and a few searches, I think I've narrowed down my choices to:
For analysis, I'm 5'10" 165lbs, muscular build, usually a sound sleeper.


Also, I'm a little curious why T&N isn't on the member list any more? I was a tad disappointed that it didn't last longer than it did, but it was my first foam mattress to own, so wasn't sure if that's par for the course for foam or not. I do know the foam materials make a difference in the longevity.

Thanks in advance for any input or reviews on Richmond or Ghost! Or any other recommendations that might offer shipping (Louisiana) and <$1000 (Ideally <$750) for full size (mattress only).

Rock on, TMU! I've recommended this site to many people over the past several years!
03 Nov 2020 22:37
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Hey Sensei, great to see the responsiveness on here. Yes, finding something has been a protracted struggle and I am looking forward to moment it is over! In the past, I just laid on something at the store and if it felt okay I would get that one, to only return it a month later. Or I would just purchase any mattress online I hadn't yet and see if it worked. I do not remember that other mattresses that well. The few I I do remember were:
- Purple (did not like springiness)
-Nectar (too soft for spine)
-Tuft and Needle Original (too soft for spine)
-There may have been a Casper Original in there too, but I've forgotten now

I do not know what I'm sleeping on right now. The Nectar was too soft for my spinal alignment and so I though sleeping on something firmer would help. What I'm sleeping on know was my Grandma's old mattress, and it's firm for my spine but really hurts by shoulders and ribs all night. I tried 1", 2", and 3" inches of latex foam toppers and the 2" was the best compromise, but everything still hurts and my spine isn't in great shape. :( Also, I tried an adjustable base bed to sleep in "zero gravity" ... yeah, not for me.

So it is hard for me to compare what I tried in the past to what I recently tested. All the conclusions I posted were from recent visits, now that I have the information to differentiate what I am laying on thanks to this site!

I guess I am struggling with how to narrow down my selections based on what I've found so far, and finding a place that has ALL the construction and materials to make valuable comparisons. I'm going to get the specs on the few I mentioned before and test some based on your early recommendations. I'll post in the next couple days and maybe I'll have narrowed it down a bit more by then.
27 Sep 2020 01:02
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Hi Ulrich.

Sorry about the knee pain you started experiencing with your new latex set up. :(

It is unlikely that the pain you describe is material related, and changing to a different material type may prove fruitless. What you describe seems to be more softness/firmness or postural related. There are a few other subscribers on the forum that reported knee pain after purchasing a new mattress – so you’re not totally alone. In one case, the issue wasn’t actually the mattress at all but rather a change they’d made around the same time as switching to the latex mattress. Another subscriber started experiencing pain in their knees and kneecaps after switching to a Tuft and Needle mattress…although they didn’t share what they did to resolve this issue. All to say…you’re not the first person to experience knee pain upon the transition to a new mattress.

That said, there are many unknowns and variables and too many complexities involved to be able to "diagnose" the reasons for your pains or "symptoms" on a forum with any accuracy ... especially if there are pre-existing issues involved and also because every symptom can have multiple causes ... but I can certainly make some general suggestions that can help with the detective work and some of the trial and error that may be necessary to find a combination or solution that may work best for you.

You did not mention what your sleeping position is but I’d venture to say that your knee pain might have something to do with your posture on the new mattress. Joint pains can appear at the points of twist (even a slight rotation) due to changing postures on a new mattress especially when there is some inflammation in the body. So I would look for more clues to find the cause of your pain vs buying something new that might or might not help at all. I's suggest that you try to provide some extra support to the knees and to take some pressure off. You could use a pillow or a rolled-up towel to prop up your knees. If you are a back sleeper place it under the knees and if you are a side deeper put w pillow between your knees. This can also give you some clues and find out if the issue is postural

I'm not sure how long you have slept on each of the new mattress configurations I would start reading through post #2 here which has some initial suggestions that may be helpful when you have first purchased a mattress and can help eliminate some "non-mattress" causes for your experiences. If the knee pillow suggestion helps … for the first few weeks it's best to do nothing (outside of the suggestions about your protector or any mattress pads on the mattress or changing your pillow) so your mattress has a chance to break in and you have the chance to adjust to a new type of sleeping surface and while I know you are past the first few weeks it's always a good idea to eliminate as many possibilities as possible.

Post #2 here and the posts it links to have much more information about the more common symptoms that people may experience on a mattress and some of the more common reasons behind them.

Hopefully, these resources along with observing and taking some notes will help you identify and mitigate the knee pain you are experiencing.
Good Luck and please keep us posted.

Phoenix
25 Sep 2020 07:25
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Hey achorak,

Welcome to the TMU Forum :) ! Thanks for your question.

I live in Casper, WY and want to start the process of looking for a new bed. Currently sleeping on a Tuft&Needle king sized memory foam. Had for almost 4 years. Felt great for about a year and getting progressively worse. It's become what my wife and I call a taco bed. Anyways, we'd like to try to figure out what we prefer and of course the other 2 P's but unsure how to start when there aren't any trusted companies in my town. Can anyone suggest how and where to start looking? Thank you in advance


Congrats on your new mattress shopping journey :) ! Appreciate that you reviewed TMU's trusted member directory first for planning store visits. While they have no showrooms in your area, they are still worth considering once you have a clearer idea of what mattresses/ materials/ constructions interest you most.

After doing a google search of "mattress shopping casper wy" to see who the players are in the area, it seems there are a variety of choices out there; however, the TMU doesn't maintain a database of "reputable" retailers as it is impossible to accurately track them as well as have an understanding of their products/ business practices and thus how the TMU trusted member program came to be. I did notice the presence of a Sit'n Sleep (a California-based specialty mattress shop), and while I have no personal knowledge of this particular store location, they are generally known for being a good resource.

Before making any store visits, you'll want to brush up on a few Phoenix tutorials, such as "Finding a Great Mattress Outlet" , featuring in the "Always make a phone call before visiting and testing mattresses" section a list of questions for the showroom you plan to visit. These will help you with discussing your preferences with the manufacturer. Also the classic "Mattress Shopping Tutorial: How to Look for and Find the best mattress for YOU!" is an in-depth review of understanding all parts of the research, selection and purchase process.

Hope this helps you get started; drop by when you can and let us know how your research is coming along… ;) .

Thanks,
Sensei
21 Sep 2020 18:28
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Hi,

I live in Casper, WY and want to start the process of looking for a new bed. Currently sleeping on a Tuft&Needle king sized memory foam. Had for almost 4 years. Felt great for about a year and getting progressively worse. It's become what my wife and I call a taco bed. Anyways, we'd like to try to figure out what we prefer and of course the other 2 P's but unsure how to start when there aren't any trusted companies in my town. Can anyone suggest how and where to start looking? Thank you in advance
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