>
×

Advanced Search

Search by Keyword
×

Search Options

Find Posts from
Sort Results by
Search at a specific date
Jump to Result Number
Search in Categories
×

Search Results

Searched for:
20 Sep 2022 10:20
  • BLK56
  • BLK56's Avatar
Sooooo - three weeks on the 2", 19ILD Talalay topper from LMF (placed on very firm Posturpedic innerspring mattress). It is nice, but too soft in a 2" thickness for a combo sleeper. At 5'2", 128 lbs, I "bottom out" at shoulders and hips, waking up with pain (a taller person of the same weight may not, with different weight distribution). I can't go thicker because of the existing bed height and would be concerned about lack of spinal support / alignment. At this point the plan is to exchange it for 2" Dunlop in the same ILD. Hopefully a better balance of cushion and support for me. The hotel bed that I liked so much felt firm when sitting on it but slept great. I'm hoping this arrangement will come closer to replicating that experience.
20 Sep 2022 08:53
  • Pacificellie
  • Pacificellie's Avatar
Hello!

I am new around here and the amount of information is almost overwhelming! I am so grateful to have these resources available. I recently purchased an Avocado Green Queen size mattress, but it has proven to be too firm for me and I will be returning it shortly. I am hoping y'all can help me out with recommendations!

I am 4'11 and around 180lbs. I have carpal tunnel syndrome and had trouble with my wrist/hand pain and pins and needles with the Avocado mattress. I didn't have as much of an issue with my previous bed (Nulo). I do get some lower back pain on occasion, which I think is mostly related to my daytime posture but is exacerbated by my habit of falling asleep on my stomach. I find that I wake up on my side, and I'm trying to make a more concerted effort to have a good sleep posture on my side. I also sleep with a partner who is 5'11 and 145lbs and is primarily a stomach sleeper and prefers a firmer mattress (he likes the Avocado mattress). We usually have at least one dog in the bed as well (1 yo, 50lb Siberian husky mix and 3 yo 35lb poodle mix, in case you were wondering;) ;) ), so we're hoping to upgrade to a king mattress.

The Avocado mattress was about $2000 when all was said and done, and I definitely would consider that at the very top of our budget. We prefer latex and natural materials where possible. Thank you!
19 Sep 2022 18:28
  • Basilio
  • Basilio's Avatar
Hi jberk79 and welcome to The Mattress Underground :)

I'm looking for some recommendations. I'm a 5'10" 270lbs side sleeper. I like a plush sink-in feeling bed.

Keep in mind when looking for a new mattress that only you can judge what feels comfortable to you…based on your stats(height, BMI, sleeping position(s), and any underlying health conditions)and your PPP(posture and alignment, pressure relief, and personal preferences). I would recommend you start with the Mattress Shopping Tutorial , and also the Mattress Specifications You Need To Know as well as the Mattress Durability Guidelines to get a better idea of the various materials used in mattresses and how they hold up over time.

I've tried an all-latex mattress but those seemed too firm and I don't get that sink-in feeling. I'd like to see what you all recommend. Thanks for any help.

You say the latex seemed to firm, but was it Dunlop (Dunlop in the same ILD is denser, feels firmer, and and has less sink in than Talalay after 25% compression) or Talalay and were they firm medium or plush comfort levels? if it’s possible, it’s always best to try out various mattress materials - latex, memory foam, hybrid, etc - so you can cross off some types from the list. It sounds like you are looking for a plush comfort layer, but as a larger BMI sleeper, you also want to make sure you have a good support layer.
Once you have determined which mattress materials feels most comfortable for you, you may want to look at the offerings of the Trusted Members of the site, as they have much experience finding the perfect mattress for consumers with just a small amount of information they can determine which mattress would be most suitable; they all have great transparency and most ship anywhere in the US and they have good warranty and return policies. In any case a little more leg work and you will be able to hopefully find the ideal mattress!

Hope this helps,

~ Basilio
19 Sep 2022 13:13
  • jberk79
  • jberk79's Avatar
I'm looking for some recommendations. I'm a 5'10" 270lbs side sleeper. I like a plush sink-in feeling bed. I've tried an all-latex mattress but those seemed too firm and I don't get that sink-in feeling. I'd like to see what you all recommend. Thanks for any help.
19 Sep 2022 05:35
  • rehoboth
  • rehoboth's Avatar
Thanks for looking into it, I'll post if I find anything out too.

As part of our DIY repair project we have also ordered Carpenter foam blocks in ILD 18 and ILD 28, so while I don't have any scientific way of measuring ILD, I can also try to take the particular Serene block we ordered (from Allyson Brooke) before learning that Carpenter offers Serene in two IFD's, and see whether it seems to be between those two or softer than both.

As a rough draft for version 1 of this build, we currently have:

- OEM springs (Serta Perfect Day Pisces)
- OEM foam layer above it

then ordered, to go above that,

Wife's side:
2x 2" ILD 36 (HD36-HQ)

My side:
1x 2" ILD ?? (see above =) Serene
1x 2" ILD 18 Carpenter
1x 2" ILD 28 Carpenter

Yes, this means our sides of the bed aren't the same height. They aren't right now either (she's on coils + base layer foam, I'm on same + the least worn-out 3" convoluted foam that had come in the mattress). Final goal is for them to be the same height but I suspect I won't want the ILD 28 on my side, so if I buy another 2" block of something softer I'll see whether my wife wants the 28 on her side.

It's a fun project so far, enjoying the idea of being able to tweak it to suit us.
18 Sep 2022 16:48
  • phoenix
  • phoenix's Avatar
Hi Rehoboth.

Welcome to Our Mattress Forum! :)

Thanks for providing the newest Carpenter Foam spec sheets.

Yes, with a quick look I couldn't find “who sells which”. There is not much info on Serene’s IFDs on different vendor sites. Target has a 3” Serene Topper here but does not specify which IFD they provide for this topper. Bed Bath and Beyond as well Therapedic Serene topper
My guess is that these all are sold as “comfort” items for those looking to add a bit of comfort to a firmer mattress so you’d be more likely to find 12 ILD version of it. So some phone calls would be the best bet.

You may want to watch for any answer to this reddit post here in case someone that route is aware of which vendor sells what.

I’ll also aim to get in touch with some contacts a little later tomorrow to see if we can find something for sure.

Phoenix
18 Sep 2022 14:30
  • shindagrl
  • shindagrl's Avatar
Hello-
I've really appreciated the wealth of knowledge in this sub and have learned a lot. Ready to order components and wanted to run this build by you and see if you think we've got a good start.
My husband and I are both 5'5", he's 212 lb and I'm 176 lb. Both of us are 90% side/modified side with one leg out and 10% back sleepers. He likes the feel of a softer bed than I do but still needs the support. We've gone through multiple mattresses in our 8 year marriage and have yet to find the sweet spot for both of us. Currently we have an innerspring that we both hate (it sleeps hot and I wound up waking up with numb arms) so 4 years ago we put a 3" Dunlop topper from Sleep On Latex on it and have both been pretty happy on it until the mattress itself has started to develop dips in it.

We have a king-size bed. Plan is this:

Base layer: king 3" firm Dunlop (if it turns out we hate this might try coils - not sure which ones would be best)
2nd: the 3" medium Dunlop that we already have (we checked it out on the floor and is in great shape)
3rd: Twin XL 2" mediums so we can switch out individual sides if needed. Will buy from different sources since most have a one item exchange in 12 months. Not sure if we should do Dunlop or Talalay (have never slept on Talalay topper but LOVE my Talalay pillow)
Top: 2" Talalay topper

Will use fitted sheets and a mattress pad until we fine-tune to our liking, then we're planning on ordering a quilted wool encasement from Sleep Like a Bear or Latex Mattress Factory. Don't want to do a stretch cover because we want at least a little fire retardancy from the wool. I've heard good things about SLAB quality but if anyone has used the one from LMF, would appreciate feedback!

Do you think this is a go for us? Thanks in advance!
18 Sep 2022 08:33
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Sweet Dreams's Avatar
I have no way of predicting whether you'll like the BR, but I'd suggest making it clear to them before delivery that you'll only accept a brand new mattress for this replacement and not a return or display model.

Good luck,

- Bill
18 Sep 2022 06:08
  • sajurcaju
  • sajurcaju's Avatar
We replaced the 6" PU foam with this stack:
3" 28 ILD (new)
3" 30 ILD (from before)
3" 38 ILD (new)
all latex. This still didn't work for me.

I added 3" 18 ILD latex to the top on my side of the bed, so my side is a 12" stack. This worked! This was a Twin XL, which is the size of 1/2 King. The two sides are different heights, but it doesn't seem to matter, the transition is not a problem. The bottom 9" are in their sheet, the additional 3" is wrapped in a sheet of its own. It works for us.

Thanks much for the help.
Steve
18 Sep 2022 06:02
  • Sleeper170
  • Sleeper170's Avatar
I bought Stearns & Foster Rockwell at a major Manhattan store. It was a reselection from a Sferra mattress, which was awful. The S&F is worse - it is obviously NOT a new mattress which was promised for the reselection process. It has hollows at the sides and center and it is lumpy. They allowed me a second re-selection. I read reviews that Stearns & Foster has numerous durability issues, so I was afraid to pick the Stearns & Foster Hepburn. I chose Beautyrest Black Hybrid KX. I am worried that the second re-selection will be another used mattress. I'm also worried that I won't like the Beautyrest. I want a firm, flat mattress with some bounce. Will be very grateful for any advice you may have. TIA.
18 Sep 2022 01:45
  • BillyIdol
  • BillyIdol's Avatar
Try Air Pedic. 3 zones for air bed. Control firmness under hips.

Go look at airweave.com and look under science articles. Look for lower bacl xrays. This is what is happening with your back.

John
17 Sep 2022 20:36
  • BillyIdol
  • BillyIdol's Avatar
Chicken,

I wasnt able to try Air Pedic 800 because they sold it as a floor sample. Havent tried it yet. Id recommend Air Pedic 600. And maybe 800. I think that you back pain could be a result of your butt/hips sinking down too far and creating pain in lower back due to a bed that too soft. That is what is happening w my worn out Tempurpedic Deluxe. Go check back xrays on airweave.com.

Sleep Number C2 is $1200….get that or buy off craigslist. I have tried SN myself….but check it out.

John
17 Sep 2022 18:49
  • BillyIdol
  • BillyIdol's Avatar
Chicken,

I saw Best Mattresses for Back Pain on Posturre.com. They recommended Sleep Number C2 and Air Weave and a few others. BeautyRest L class extra firm. Go on airweave website and go to research section and look at lower back xrays. It looks like both of our back pain!!!

John
17 Sep 2022 15:01
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Sweet Dreams's Avatar
John,

A couple of years ago I recall seeing those Reverie mattresses in a special in-store demo event at Costco. You might check with them to see if they still offer it although as I recall it wasn't a standard item and was only offered during the event.

Good luck,

- Bill
17 Sep 2022 14:28
  • BillyIdol
  • BillyIdol's Avatar
Chicken,

I wasnt able to try Air Pedic 800 because they sold it as a floor sample. Havent tried it yet. Id recommend Air Pedic 600. And maybe 800. I think that you back pain could be a result of your butt/hips sinking down too far and creating pain in lower back due to a bed that too soft. That is what is happening w my worn out Tempurpedic Deluxe. Go check back xrays on airweave.com.

Sleep Number C2 is $1200….get that or buy off craigslist. I have tried SN myself….but check it out.

John
Displaying 76 - 90 out of 88499 results.
The Mattress UndergroundCopyright © 2022 The Mattress Underground
TheMattressUndergounf
TMU
TheMattressUndergounf