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Microcoils an option in the Ultimate Hybrid?

01 Oct 2019 12:25 #1 by lorim
Looking for advice. I have tried an all latex mattress and regardless of configuration always eventually wind up within a few weeks with lower back pain and/or shoulder pain based on the configuration . Plus I seem to be the exception that sleeps hot on latex. At this point I think my best option at this point is to just go back to coils, or some type of hybrid.

I am wondering what you would recommend for me; female, 58 years, 5'9 and 186 pounds, primarily side sleeper, some back? I do struggle with sciatica and degenerative disk issues. I like a plush feel with good firm support.

I have been looking through TMU quite a bit recently and am still at a loss on what would be best for me. The Naturepedic EOS hybrid seemed like a good fit where I could use microcoils as the comfort layer instead of latex, but very pricey! Then I found Arizona's Ultimate Hybrid mattress that is at a much better price point and still great quality, but I am not sure if microcoils instead of latex as the comfort layer is an option? If you do not offer this as an option I am wondering if there is a reason? Having a hard time finding out much, good or bad, on microcoil usage.

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01 Oct 2019 15:42 #2 by Arizona Premium
Thank you for your interest in our products. I'm shocked to hear latex makes you sleep hot. It simply goes against everything I know and experience with latex. That being said, the problem with micro coils is that they are like an accordion and the only way to use them properly is to fix them to whatever they are on top of. That is a very challenging task for someone without the proper tools like a hog ring gun. The other option is to glue them down but then you can't really change them down the road when they start to lose support. The main reason we don't offer the micro coil on top of the Combi zone coil is that it just doesn't feel as good as latex and I tested it with numerous customers and they all agreed the latex felt better.

If you want to try it by building it from our components I do have micro coils from Leggett and Platt but I've outlined the challenges.

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03 Oct 2019 13:56 #3 by lorim
Thank you for the information on the micro coils, more to think and ask about when looking at mattresses! Saw one company that seems to have them encased somehow avoiding the glue, but couldn't really get a good picture of what that looked like. Not really sure which direction I am going to take at this point, just trying to gather information.

With sleeping hot on the latex, I had someone tell me that he thought the reason I was sleeping hot on the all latex was due to the dunlop support layers below the talalay.

Curious for your hybrid mattress what configuration you would recommend for me based on the info I provided; latex (soft/med/firm) and coils (bolsa or zoned) ?

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04 Oct 2019 10:21 #4 by Arizona Premium
I think the Bolsa spring would be best for you. The zoning of the combizone is better for back or stomach sleepers. 3" of soft Talalay over the coil would be my recommendation. We also now carry a gel infused memory foam that doesn't feel like memory foam but rather feels much more like latex. It's CertiPUR US and open cell foam so it actually breathes which has always been my biggest complaint about memory foam. This might be an option as an additional layer just in case you do have issues with the latex you can move this on top -

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05 Oct 2019 07:16 #5 by lorim
Thank you again, and I will look into the gel infused memory foam as an option as well.

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