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DIY Hybrid - Expert Advice Needed

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31 Oct 2019 07:50 #1 by rdubb21
Hello, I would like to build a hybrid latex / coil mattress (or buy if I find the right model) and could use the advice of an expert.

Previously I slept on the Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams 12-in-1 foam mattress on top of an IKEA Lonset slat system placed on the floor. I did not like it despite the 12-in-1 customization options. It led to occasional lower back problems (likely from putting slat system on floor).

I am currently on a Sertapedic Lyra which I cannot find details about online. It has a coil system with maybe two 1-2" support layers on top? I like this mattress, but it came with my house when I moved and is over ten years old so I want to replace.

I would like my new mattress to be supportive and not transfer motion from one side to the other. I tried beds at SavvyRest and liked the Firm Dunlop, Medium Dunlop, Soft Talalay and Firm Dunlop, Medium Talalay, Medium Talalay combos. At Urban Mattresses, I liked their hybrid options and really liked the Vispring options, but they were expensive and seem to be too complex for a DIY option.

Any advice for a 6', 155 lb stomach and side sleeper?

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31 Oct 2019 10:42 #2 by Arizona Premium
Thank you for your interest in our products. The all latex option like the Savvy Rest is going to provide the best motion isolation vs a hybrid. We can duplicate at a much lower cost. I would recommend a Firm dunlop then medium Talalay then soft Talalay since you are mainly a side sleeper. Dunlop sleeps firmer than the equivalent Talalay so it's good for the bottom support layer. Being a side sleeper myself I use all Talalay for my personal bed. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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01 Nov 2019 10:56 #3 by rdubb21
Dunlop, Talalay, Talalay - got it! I noticed motion when my partner sat down on the bed at the store and I was on it. Is there a way to reduce that?

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06 Nov 2019 09:30 #4 by Arizona Premium
If it's on a solid base you won't get that. Even a loose bedframe can cause motion transfer.

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