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26 Feb 2014 19:50 #31 by The_brooke
FYi I was curious as well and called today to talk to one of the sales reps.

The 6 inch base is 36 ILD 2.5 or 2.6 density HR Ployfoam

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19 May 2019 13:55 - 19 May 2019 14:56 #32 by jet757f
I am adding to my original post instead of starting a new one. I didn't see a way to start a new post so I hope this is alright.
Back in 2013 I was have problems with my hips being numb and after trying various options ended ip buying the Brooklyn Bedding Cool Lux which I am still sleeping on. Didn't cure the hip numbness but I have just lived with it.
I'm a side sleeper.
Now my hip numbness has turned to hip pain. I'm diagnosed with arthritis in my hips.
I have pain during the night and wake up every hour or so and have to turn to other side.
When I get up in the morning I am stiff for awhile.
I really do not want to go through the mattress search again at this point so I would like to find a
mattress topper. I have been reading which might work the best for me and it seems like the
latex.
I am getting different information whether I should go soft or firm on this which makes it more confusing.
So my question is which latex topper?
I am 6ft at 250lbs. Would I get the 3" medium firm or the firm? Or is it supposed to be soft?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Ken
Last edit: 19 May 2019 14:56 by jet757f. Reason: Add info

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19 May 2019 15:09 #33 by Sweet Dreams
Ken - Sorry to hear about your problem with hip pain and arthritis. While it's very difficult to predict with a high degree of certainty which topper will best help to minimize your pain, but being of similar size (6'4" & 280lbs.) I have quite a bit of personal experience which allows me to provide some guidance. I'd suggest trying out a 3" medium firm Talalay latex topper, blended latex is fine and likely in the 28 ILD range. Soft would generally not be recommended for someone of your weight and firm would not likely provide adequate cushioning to give you sufficient pressure relief. Try to make the purchase from a seller that allows you to make an exchange or even a return if possible in case it doesn't work out to your satisfaction. Good luck in resolving your issue and getting some relief and ultimately better sleep.

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19 May 2019 15:28 #34 by jet757f
Thanks for your reply. I have been looking at the 3" latex but wasn't sure about talalay or dunlop. So the blended is alright too?

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19 May 2019 17:23 #35 by Sweet Dreams
Blended is fine, many vendors claim it's actually more durable than the all natural Talalay and it's a little cheaper as well. Dunlop tends to be firmer and is more suitable for base support layers, while Talalay is softer and more conforming which is better suited for upper comfort layers. Glad to be of assistance and hope it works out well for you!

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20 May 2019 13:55 #36 by Sensei
Hey jet757f,

Welcome back :), Thank you @SweetDreams, as always very sage advice.

I just wanted to second the 28ild Talalay recommendation from Sweet Dreams, if I was to choose one topper to try at first, I would have said the exact same thing.

Thanks for the post.

Sensei

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20 May 2019 16:56 #37 by jet757f
Thanks everyone for the information. I have been trying to find one on Amazon.

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22 May 2019 06:20 #38 by Sensei
Hey jet757f,

Thanks, you will be able to find it on Amazon no problem, it just gets a little confusing sometimes to make sure you get a 28ILD and not a 19ILD. Some of the listings are confusing to me as I did a search for the 28ild. I know Dreamfoam Bedding has a listing, not a member anymore, but a well-known company and brand to TMU.

Good luck with it. Let us know how it works, thank you.

Sensei

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22 May 2019 07:07 #39 by jet757f
Amazon really does not have much selection for talalay latex. I was looking at this one in medium but the firmness is less than you mentioned at 24-26. The firm jumps to 29-31.
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AYN2AJ6/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

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22 May 2019 12:22 #40 by Sweet Dreams
@jet757f - The reason for the difference in ILD and being a range instead of a single number is due to that topper being Natural Talalay instead of a blend. Blended Talalay is able to be manufactured more accurately to a specific target ILD while Natural is normally within a specified range. Natural is also more expensive... so if you can find a supplier for Blended Talalay it will likely be less expensive and specified as 28ILD.

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